Margot Finn receives a Provost's Teaching Award
2 July 2015
Congratulations to Professor Margot Finn, Chair in Modern British History, who has has been awarded a Provost's Teaching Award for Leadership and Impact. This award recognises the significant contribution that Margot has made since joining UCL in 2012, both through her Leverhulme-funded research project and her teaching.
The Provost’s Teaching Awards, now in their ninth year, reward members of UCL staff who make outstanding contributions to the learning experience of our students. They celebrate excellence in teaching and showcase the leadership of staff. Margot was presented with her award by Professor Michael Arthur (UCL President & Provost) at a ceremony on 08 June.
Read an excerpt from the award ceremony programme:
Margot is an historian of modern Britain, with teaching and research interests that span from material culture to law, politics and empire. Her current research focuses on the East India Company’s impact on British society. Finn’s East India Company at Home project (http://blogs.ucl. ac.uk/eicah/ ) engaged academics, archivists, community activists, curators, and local historians in collaborative explorations of the Company’s impact on British families and material life. Collaborative approaches also characterise Making History, the core History module she designed in 2013, in which first-year undergraduates work in groups to research aspects of the rich historical landscape that surrounds them in London.