Peter Peckard Prize winner 2018
The College is pleased to announce the award of the Peter Peckard Prize. This years winner is Zandile Powell, a third year Human, Social, and Political Sciences undergraduate at Selwyn College, Cambridge.
The Peter Peckard Memorial Prize was established in honour of one of our most distinguished eighteenth-century Magdalene Masters. The prize is funded by the generosity of two Magdalene Members and is awarded for an essay or similar composition on some egregious form of human exploitation in the world today and the actions needed to eliminate it.
The judges awarded the prize to Zandile for her essay entitled ‘Dancing into Dystopia: The Culture and Practice of Bacha Bāzī in Afghanistan’. It is a powerful and original study which deserves a wide readership.
Zandile received the award and the £1000 prize money at a ceremony held in Magdalene that was attended by the Master of Magdalene, Dr Rowan Williams, the Master of Selwyn, Mr Roger Mosey, and Senior Magdalene Fellows.
Huge congratulations to Zandile!