The Richard Murphy Memorial prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding performance in the final year examinations of the BA Philosophy programme.
Richard Murphy was a gifted student on the BA Philosophy programme, who tragically contracted and died of meningitis in his first year of study.
In 2002 the Department established an annual prize for the student with the best performance in their final year. The prize was made possible with generous help from Richard's parents, Paul and Cathy Murphy, and former colleagues of Mrs Murphy.
2018/19 final year winner Benedict Jooste-Jennings being presented the Richard Murphy Prize certificate by Head of Department Professor Daniel Rothschild in the seminar room.
2017/18 final year winner Lizzy Holt at her graduation ceremony. Lizzy is being presented the Richard Murphy Prize certificate by Department Tutor Dr Luke Fenton-Glynn and is joined by Dr Amanda Greene.
2016/17 finalist winner Hseng Xiong Goh was presented the certificate on graduation day in early September 2017. The sun was shining in Gordon Square when Professor José Zalabardo (Head of Department) presented the prize.
2015/16 final year winner Joss Serraillier being presented the Richard Murphy Prize certificate by Head of Department, Professor José Zalabardo.
Winner (2014/15 final year) Xintong Wei presented the Richard Murphy Prize by Head of Department Professor José Zalabardo.
Winner (2013/14 final year) Rowan Mellor presented the Richard Murphy Prize by Professor José Zalabardo.
Winner Alex Moran.
Tom Williams presented with the Richard Murphy award by Grote Professor Paul Snowdon.
Joshua Seigal presented with the Richard Murphy award certificate by Grote Professor Paul Snowdon.
Eysha Sethi is presented her certificate by Professor Tim Crane in the department's seminar room.
Caroline Hodges is presented with her certificate in the department's seminar room.
Katherine Brooks being presented her award by Professor Tim Crane.
Alexandra Roxburgh photographed in the UCL main quadrangle after the graduation ceremony.
Nadine Elzein accepting her prize in the department's seminar room.
Gabriel Citron being presented his award by Professor Jo Wolff with Paul and Cathy Murphy.