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Professor Michael Crawford awarded British Academy Prize

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Michael Crawford, who on 27 September was awarded the British Academy's Derek Allen Prize. The prize, which was awarded at a ceremony in central London, commemorates former Academy Secretary and Treasurer Derek Allen (1910-1975) by rewarding outstanding scholarship in three diverse fields corresponding to Mr Allen's interests (musicology, Celtic studies, and numismatics). Professor Crawford, who taught at UCL from 1986 until his retirement in 2005, was recognised for his significant contribution to the study of Roman numismatics. His published works on the topic include Coinage and money under the Roman Republic: Italy and the Mediterranean economy (London: Methuen, 1985) and Roman Republican Coinage (London: Cambridge UP, 1974).

Catherine Hall receives Bochum Historians' Award 2017

Professor Emeritus Catherine Hall has been awarded the sixth Bochum Historians' Award. The €25,000 prize is awarded every three years by the History of the Ruhr Foundation to honour a historian’s lifetime work. Catherine is the first woman to receive the prize; previous recipients include Eric Hobsbawm and Jürgen Kocka. 

UCL History researchers mark St Pancras International's 150th birthday

Iconic London landmark St Pancras International station will celebrate its 150th birthday next year. As part of the celebrations, HS1, the company which owns and operates St Pancras, is partnering with UCL History to conduct a research project into the station's past. More than 30 undergraduate and MA students are working on archives from the British Library, London Transport Museum and UCL to uncover 150 stories, facts and images which reflect the building's remarkable history.

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