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Three UCL experts among Leverhulme prize winners

17 November 2010


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  • Dr Sylvie Delacroix
  • Dr Angus Gowland
  • Dr Ralph Wilde
  • Three UCL academics are amongst the 2010 Philip Leverhulme Prize winners.

    Dr Sylvie Delacroix (UCL Laws), Dr Ralph Wilde (UCL Laws) and Dr Angus Gowland (UCL History) have all received an award from the Leverhulme Trust.
    These prizes, with a value of £70,000 each, are awarded to 'outstanding scholars who have made a substantial and recognised contribution to their particular field of study, recognised at an international level, and where the expectation is that their greatest achievement is yet to come'.

    Dr Wilde, one of two winners from UCL Laws, explained: "I am greatly honoured by this award. I will aspire in my current and future work to generate ideas that are worthy of such distinguished and generous support. This work will focus primarily on whether, and to what extent, the standards of international human rights law apply to states when they act outside their sovereign territories - from the conduct of warfare and occupation, to the operation of detention facilities, army bases and embassies, and the interception of pirates and migrants at sea."

    Dr Delacroix commented: "The overall aim of my research is to renew our reflection on the values underpinning a legal system, whether it be in the dramatic Palestinian circumstances or in the daily confrontation between civic expectations and legal requirements. This Leverhulme Prize will be invaluable in allowing me to dedicate myself to this confrontation between law and ethics."

    Dr Gowland said: "The prize will provide invaluable support for my current project - editing a new edition of Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy for Penguin Classics. It will also support my ongoing research on the intellectual history of psychology, specifically theories of dreaming, in the Renaissance."

    The Prizes commemorate the contribution to the work of the Trust made by Philip Leverhulme, the Third Viscount Leverhulme and grandson of the Founder.

    For more information on the Philip Leverhulme prizes, please view the link above.

    Images from top: Dr Angus Gowland, Dr Ralph Wilde, Dr Sylvie Delacroix

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