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Announcement of Peter Peckard Prize Winner
The College is very happy to announce the first award of the Peter Peckard Prize, established this year in honour of one of our most distinguished eighteenth century Masters, an early campaigner against the slave trade. The prize is funded by the generosity of two alumni, and is awarded for an essay or similar composition on the subject of modern forms of slavery.
Out of a strong and interesting field, the judges chose an essay entitled “Compelled to look (away): Visualising human trafficking in anti-trafficking campaigns” by Rose Beale of Trinity College dealing with the complexities of how suffering and deprivation are represented in charity publicity and advocacy: Rose argues persuasively that many images used in this context unintentionally intensify the deprivation by showing pictures that deny or undermine the dignity and independence of the people involved. It is a thoughtful, valuable and timely study that deserves a much wider readership, and we are delighted that the Prize has attracted work of such quality. Rose will receive the award at the first prize giving event in November this year.
Replacement of College Trees
You may have noticed in the press that several trees in the College grounds have been felled. Following advice from independent arborists a number of trees were found to be diseased and therefore unsafe, and it was with a heavy heart that they had to be removed. Full details can be found here.