Student prizes

Every year, the Unit for HPS offers two prizes to undergraduate students.

The Dr G.A.M. Heydon Prize in History and Philosophy of Science

2017 Awarded To:

2016 Awarded To Zoe Hilton

This prize is given annually to the student who shows the greatest proficiency in the two intermediate units of study in HPS:

  • HPSC2100/2900 - The Birth of Modern Science
    HPSC2100/2901 - What is this thing called Science?

The successful student receives $120 and the prize is mentioned on their academic transcript.

History of the prize
This prize was established in 1972 by a gift from Miss K.J. Laurence in memory of her cousin, G.A.M. Heydon (MC, BA DTM&H Cambridge, MB ChM DPH, FRACP) who graduated Bachelor of Medicine from the University in 1908 and died on 27 April 1963. Dr Heydon’s research in Parasitology produced important contributions, notably to malaria research, and he held the positions of Parasitologist to the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and Lecturer in Parasitology in the University between 1930 and 1946. His many generous donations included $70,000 to the University for the establishment of the Charles Gilbert Heydon Travelling Fellowship in Biological Sciences, as a memorial to his father.

The Ian Langham Memorial Prize in History and Philosophy of Science

2017 Awarded To:

2016 We had two outstanding recipients

Anna Egerton and Shaza Hamza

This prize is given annually to the student who shows greatest proficiency in HPS senior units of study.

The successful student receives $150 and the prize is mentioned on their academic transcript.

History of the prize
This prize was established in 1986 from funds raised by friends, colleagues and former students in memory of Ian Langham (BSc BA Melbourne, MA PhD Princeton), who was a lecturer and senior lecturer at the Unit for HPS at the University of Sydney from 1974 until his death in July 1984.