Duncan Norman Scholarships annual meeting

Duncan Norman Scholarship 2012

Back row: Professor Kelvin Everest, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience, Claire Ollett (2012 recipient), Ben Payne (2011 recipient), Sarah Tickle (2009 recipient), Dr Steven Snape, Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, Stewart Haslinger (2010 recipient), Dr Violaine Chauvet, Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology. Front row: Bill Stothart (Trustee), Carol Chapman (Trustee), Richard Asser (Chair of Trustees), Caroline Lazar (Vice-Chair of Trustees)

The annual meeting of the Trustees of the Duncan Norman Charitable Trust and the recipients of the Duncan Norman Research Scholarship has taken place.

The scholarship, which is one of the most significant and prestigious offered by the University, was established eight years ago, by a generous donation of £1 million from The Duncan Norman Charitable Trust.

The gift was given in memory of the late Mr Duncan Norman, whose descendents are now among the Trustees. Mr Norman was Chairman of the Liverpool-based Owen Owen and TJ Hughes department stores and had close connections to the University during his life, including terms as President of Council and Senior Pro-Chancellor.

The scholarship aims to enable academically gifted students, who also have the personal qualities to make them leaders in society, to pursue MPhil/PhD study at the University of Liverpool, across all disciplines.

Professor Kelvin Everest, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience, attended to meet the Trustees along with the current recipients of the scholarship.

This year’s recipient is Egyptology student Claire Ollett, who spoke with the Trustees about her work studying the sacred landscape of Thebes during the reign of Hatshepsut (c.1473-1458 BCE).

Further information on the scholarships can be found on the Graduate school website  or by emailing Lyn Hughes.

To discuss making a bequest, funding a scholarship or other ways of offering support please contact Stephen Kehoe in the Philanthropy and Alumni team, Corporate Communications.

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