As it has for many years, Trinity continues to benefit from the presence of two History Fellows. The Laithwaite Fellowship, which was held by Peter Carey until his retirement in 2008 and is now held by James McDougall, was partly endowed by Sir Gilbert Laithwaite (1912, Honorary Fellow 1955). In 2008, Bryan Ward-Perkins encouraged the college to start raising money to fully fund the History Fellowship that he held until his retirement in 2019. The full cost of the endowment is £2.5 million and so far, over £800,000 has been raised in gifts and pledges for the History Fellowship Fund.
Bryan Ward-Perkins Graduate Scholarship in Late Antiquity and Medieval History
To honour Bryan on his retirement, the college also decided to raise money for a graduate scholarship in Late Antique and Medieval History; this closely mirrors Bryan’s interests and will bear his name. The scholarship, which will start in 2021, will support either a one-year Master’s student, or a three-year doctoral (DPhil) student.
Through your generous support, we hope to raise enough to cover the fees, which are a little under £8,000 p.a. for a Home/EU student, and we will look for matched funding from elsewhere in the University to assist with living costs. The generous support we have received since the appeal was launched means that we can already be certain of taking a Master’s student, but fundraising continues in the hope that we can reach the £24,000 that would enable enable us to offer a scholarship to a doctoral student in Bryan’s field.
Thank you again to everyone who has made a donation to this appeal; it could not be more appreciated.