School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Recent graduate awarded medal for undergraduate paper

On Friday 21 November recent graduate Joe Thompson was awarded the George Berkeley Gold Medal by the international awarding body the Undergraduate Awards. (Published 1 December 2014)

Image of Joe Thompson receiving Undergraduate Award

As a top performing student in the competition, Joe was invited to the 2014 Undergraduate Awards Global Summit. The conference welcomed 120 future leaders to Dublin, Ireland to spark cutting-edge ideas, forge lasting collaborations, and encourage responsible leadership.

Joe, an MA Ancient Mediterranean Civilisations graduate this year, alongside five other students from the University of Edinburgh attended the medal presentation ceremony in Dublin’s Christ Church Cathedral where they were awarded the George Berkeley Gold Medal for their leading-edge research and course work.

Joe won the ‘Classical Studies & Archaeology’ category for his paper 'Discuss the Evidence (Both Direct and Inferred) for Clothing in the British Palaeolithic Period'. Joe was the overall winner of the category and therefore has been published in the Undergraduate Awards Academic Journal 2014.

The Undergraduate Awards

The world’s only pan-discipline academic awards programme, the Undergraduate Awards recognises and rewards innovative young thinkers across 25 disciplines.

The 120 attendees at the summit are the top performing entrants out of 4,792 submissions the Undergraduate Awards received this year from 209 universities across 27 countries.

The Undergraduate Awards programme 2015 is now open for registration and submissions.