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Dr Alexander Betts awarded the annual Winchester thesis prize.

Alex has received the 2007 Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Prize of £500 for his doctoral thesis, ‘North-South Cooperation in the Global Refugee Regime: The Role of Embeddedness and Linkages’. Alex is currently the DPIR Hedley Bull Research Fellow at Wadham College.

The Social Sciences Divisional Board is responsible for selecting the winning paper from among those taking theses (MPhil, MLitt, or DPhil) in the Social Sciences Division or the Faculty of (Modern) History. The Winchester Prize is awareded for the most outstanding thesis in area of International Relations, with particular reference to human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The closing date for applications to both these prizes is usually 12 noon on the last Friday in July each year. Applications should be sent to Marga Lyall (Secretary to the Managers of the Cyril Foster and Related Funds) in the Department of Politics and International Relations, and must include a copy of the thesis, together with a short abstract, and a letter supplying (a) the candidate`s name, college, and degree; (b) the names of the candidate`s examiners and supervisor(s) (not applicable to M.Phil. candidates); (c) a clear indication for which one of the two prizes the candidate is submitting the thesis; (d) an address for communication should the candidate not be returning to the University in Michaelmas Term.