Magdalen trio win British Academy Awards

29th September 2017

Brit Academy

Magdalen College triumphed at the British Academy Awards ceremony yesterday evening with three members winning prestigious awards.

Professorial Fellow Martin McLaughlin won the Serena Medal for his leading contribution to Italian studies, particularly Italian Renaissance humanism and literature. The Serena Medal is awarded annually for eminent services towards the furtherance of the study of Italian history, literature, art or economics.

Dr Kate Bennett, Lecturer in English Language and Literature, won the Rose Mary Crawshay prize for her book, John Aubrey: Brief Lives with an Apparatus for the Lives of our English Mathematical Writers (Volume I & II). This Prize is awarded for a historical or critical work on any subject connected with English Literature by a woman of any nationality.

Katie Mitchell, who studied English Language and Literature at Magdalen from 1983-6, won the Academy’s President’s Medal, which recognises her work as a theatre director and rewards outstanding achievement in the British Academy’s disciplines in public life. She was cited for her work to enhance the presentation of classic and contemporary theatre and opera through innovative new production.

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