Centre for the History of the Book

Student Awarded Penguin Collectors Society Bursary

Caitlin Holton, a student on the MSc in Book History and Material Culture, has received a prestigious bursary to fund her dissertation research.

Caitlin Holton

The bursary is awarded by the Penguin Collectors Society for a student working on a topic relating to Penguin Books.The University of Edinburgh is one of seven universities affiliated with the Penguin Collectors Society. Masters students at these universities can apply for the bursary at the dissertation stage through their home institutions.  Caitlin’s bursary, worth 500 pounds, will support her dissertation research in Roald Dahl’s relationship with his early illustrators.  

Caitlin writes: 'I am very excited and honored to be awarded the 2015-2016 Bursary from the Penguin Collectors Society. I will be using the funds of the bursary to travel to Great Missenden, England to visit the Roald Dahl Museum and Archive. I hope this trip will strengthen my dissertation on the relationships between Roald Dahl and his illustrators and publishers. I hope to fill a gap in scholarship on Dahl's illustrators prior to Quentin Blake and those illustrations that have been lost through current publishing trends. I am entirely grateful to begin my research and contribute to the field.’

More details of the bursary competition are available on the CHB website: