The Irene Manton Prize

A prize of £1000 to a PhD student for the best botany thesis in an academic year.

Awarded for the best thesis in botany examined for a doctorate of philosophy during a single acaemic year (October to September). It is open to candidates whose research has been carried out whilst registered at any UK institution. Theses on the full range of plant sciences are eligible. Nominations are received from the Head of Department, or the supervisor of the candidate. Guidelines on nominations are available.

Each year the closing date for nominations is the 30th November.

Recipients of the Irene Manton Prize

  • Christopher Williamson (2016)
  • Shanna Ludwig (2015)
  • Simon Renny-Byfield (2014)
  • Janine Pendleton (2013)
  • Alexander S T Papadopulos (2012)
  • Tiina Sarkinen (2011)
  • Christopher Thorogood (2010)
  • Chris Yesson (2009)
  • James Clarkson and Silva Pressel (2008)
  • Lionel Navarro (2007)
  • Yuki Yasumura (2006)
  • Alex Wortley (2005)
  • Mark Clegg (2003)
  • Julie King (2002)
  • Alison Gwen Roberts (2001)
  • James Edward Richardson (2000)
  • Melissa Spielman (1999)
  • Alexander Weir (1998)
  • Colin Edward Hughes (1997)
  • Dorothy Steane (1996)
  • Sally Glockling (1995)
  • William Justin Goodrich (1994)
  • William Justin Goodrich (1993)
  • Sharon Anita Robinson and Robert Winning Scotland (1992)
  • not awarded (1991)
  • Christine Masterson (1990)