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New scholarship in memory of Professor Douglas Johnson

7 July 2016

Professor Douglas Johnson

An alumnus of the department has generously funded an undergraduate scholarship in memory of his favourite teacher at UCL – distinguished historian Professor Douglas Johnson. Professor of French History at UCL from 1968, Johnson became both Head of Department and Dean of Arts and published widely, contributing to Anglo-French relations. He was also recruited by the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher to provide an alternative view of France to that of the Foreign Office.

After his retirement in 1990, Professor Johnson became a Chevalier (Knight) and then Officier of the Légion d’honneur (the highest order of merit in France), and died in 2005.

The new scholarship will enable a student in financial need to study for a degree at UCL History, commencing in September 2016. The value of the award is £12,500 per year based on a three year programme.

As a department we are extremely grateful to our benefactor for making this possible; their gift will help to further our efforts to widen participation at UCL, ensuring that access to education is based entirely on merit. 

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