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Dr de Hamel awarded 2017 Wolfson History Prize

Meetings with Remarkable ManuscriptsDr Christopher de Hamel has been awarded the 2017 Wolfson History Prize for his book Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts.

Sir David Cannadine, Chair of the Prize Judges, said:

“Christopher de Hamel’s outstanding and original book pushes the boundaries of what it is and what it means to write history. By framing each manuscript of which he writes as the story of his own personal encounter with it, he leads the reader on many unforgettable journeys of discovery and learning. Deeply imaginative, beautifully written, and unfailingly humane, Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts distils a lifelong love of these astonishing historical treasures, which the author brings so vividly to life. It is a masterpiece.”

For more information see this press release: Wolfson History Prize 2017 Winner.

Duckling procession 2017

The annual procession of the ducks from their nest in Corpus, across Trumpington Street, through St Catharine’s and Queens’ Colleges to the river Cam took place very early on the morning of 27 April.  It was captured on video by our friends at St Catz.