Irish Studies student’s prize-winning essay

Shirley J Thompson OBE

 

Award winner with Irish AmbassadorA postgraduate student in the Institute of Irish Studies has won a prestigious essay prize.

Whitney Standlee won the British Association for Irish Studies Postgraduate Essay Prize and was presented with her prize by Irish Ambassador, Bobby McDonagh at the Irish Embassy in London.

Whitney moved to Preston with her family from their home in Houston, Texas in 1997 and once her children had completed their studies she decided to return to education. She enjoyed it so much she is now planning an academic career.

The winning essay, based on George Egerton and James Joyce, will appear in the Irish Studies Review.

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