UCL Graduate School Review Competition 2004

In March 2004, we ran a new competition, created with graduate research students in the Arts & Humanities, Laws and Social & Historical Sciences faculties in mind. It was conceived as an alternative to the Graduate School Poster Competition, which is not necessarily appropriate for students in these faculties. The two competitions took place on the same day.

Graduates were invited to write a review which was judged by a panel of UCL academics. Submissions were printed on A3 card and displayed alongside entries for the Poster Competition.

It was hoped that this competition would have a wide appeal, since it asked students to engage with material with which they might already be involved whether at the level of their research or their personal interests; either way, material related to their subject area. Writing such a review might also help students prepare for the process of getting their work published, whether in review form or in the form of longer articles.


The Graduate School would like to thank the following who acted as judges:
  •  Professor Tim Mathews, Vice-Head, Graduate School & Dept of French
  •  Dr Penny Florence, Slade School of Fine Art
  •  Dr Chris Pinney, Dept of Anthropology
  •  Dr Rebecca Spang, Dept of History
  •  Professor Rene Weis, Dept of English


MPhil/PhD Students

Joint Winners (£100 each)

David Conway, Hebrew & Jewish Studies
"Sound of Silence"

John Morton, English Language & Literature
"J.M. Coetzee's Elizabeth Costello"

Review Competition Winners
Competition Winners
Master's Students

Joint Winners (£50 each)

L. Jerome Gallagher, School of Public Policy
"A Postmodern Peace?"

Jonah Lowenfeld, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies
"Tate and Switch: 'The Weather Project'"


Our competition pages contains details of the entrants. Should you wish your details to be removed, please contact docschoolweb@ucl.ac.uk.