Winner of the 2023 Ex Aula Prize Announced

16 Oct 2023

Daniele Cotton
Daniele Cotton

The St Edmund Hall Middle Common Room (postgraduate community) would like to congratulate Daniele Cotton (2021, DPhil Molecular and Cellular Medicine), winner of the 2023 Ex Aula Prize for his article ‘Jailbreak – Preventing Metastatic Cancer.’

Ex Aula – the Hall’s graduate research journal – awards its Prize yearly via a multidisciplinary panel of SCR (Senior Common Room) members, who judge submissions according to the given year’s criteria. For the 2023 prize, the prompt was for submissions to clarify “their broader societal relevance” and “to present their subject matter to a non-specialist audience.”

The thirteen articles shortlisted for the prize by Max Watson (2021, MPhil Modern British History), editor of Ex Aula, were reviewed by an SCR panel of three members: Professor David Bannerman (William R. Miller Fellow in Neuroscience and Experimental Psychology), Professor Filippo de Vivo (Professor of Early Modern History and Tutorial Fellow in History), and Professor Andrew Kahn (Professor and Tutorial Fellow of Russian Literature and Modern Languages).

After reviewing the submissions, and compiling their results jointly, the SCR panel concluded that, while they were “hugely educated” as a result of reading the varied articles and that they were “all very good” and examined their subjects in a robust manner, Daniele’s article best met the criteria of submission. All articles from the 2022-2023 edition of the journal can be viewed on the Ex Aula webpage.

Ex Aula provides an excellent opportunity for members of the MCR to share their work with the broader Teddy Hall community, and to be considered for the Ex Aula Prize.

Submissions for the Fall 2023 edition of Ex Aula are now open, and Ex Aula’s editor now invites all members of the MCR to submit articles for the 2023-2024 academic year. If you are interested in submitting and entering into consideration for the 2024 Ex Aula Prize, please email a Microsoft Word document of 600-800 words detailing your research for a non-specialist audience to

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