The Whitehead Prize was established in 2015 memory of Anthony Whitehead, a great friend of the branch and of classics. It is awarded to students (sixth-formers, undergraduate or postgraduate) who have successfully endeavoured to promote classics in the community. If you would like to make a nomination, please contact our secretary, Kat Mawford.
This year’s prize was jointly awarded to Sam Fernes and Mahnoor Javed for their great commitment to their roles as Secretary of the Manchester Classical Association and as a Latin tutor for Classics for All.
Whilst completing his PhD and working for the admissions department, Sam Fernes worked tirelessly as Secretary for the branch, a role that included running and overhauling the annual ‘Texts day’, an event aimed at sixth formers in the local area looking towards undertaking a degree in Classics, along with taking part in the day-to-day administration of the branch.
Mahnoor worked extensively as a Latin tutor under the Classics for All scheme in the 2016-17 academic year, leading multiple groups of students and working to school, rather than university, term dates. The excellence of her teaching and her commitment to the scheme were particularly noted.
2016: Theo Critchley and Ghazzal Maydanchi
2015: Matt Ingham