• Speight Award 2017

      Dissertation Award

      The Harold Speight Dissertation Award call for applicants

  • The Harold Speight Dissertation Award - celebrating undergraduate dissertations which relate to either religion or education

    The Speight prize is awarded to the dissertation with the highest mark from an undergraduate student who obtains a first class honours degree.

    About the award

    The Speight Bequest was made by Harold Speight under the terms of his will in 1986. He left funds for prizes at three British universities: University College London (UCL); Westminster College, Oxford (now part of Oxford Brookes University) where he studied between 1935 and 1939; and, Leeds University where he was employed. His bequest represents one of the largest undergraduate prizes in the UK of £1,000 for each award.

    Call for applicants

    At Oxford Brookes University the Speight prizes are awarded annually to the best undergraduate dissertations which relate to either religion or education. So if your dissertation (in any degree subject) has a link with religion or education it can be considered. For example, if your degree is in Business and Management, and your dissertation is on the training and education of business leaders, your dissertation would be eligible for consideration. Equally if your degree is in architecture and is considering the use, or design of religious buildings it would be eligible. In other words if your dissertation relates in some way to education or religion it can be considered.

    If you are not sure whether your dissertation subject would be eligible, you can enquire by emailing: OCMCH@brookes.ac.uk

    How to apply

    If you wish your dissertation to be considered, email: OCMCH@brookes.ac.uk


    • Your name
    • Student number
    • Dissertation title, and
    • The name of your supervisor

    You will receive an email confirming the submission and further details of when you will hear whether you have been successful.

    Deadline for applications

    Friday 10 February 2017.