In 1999 the publisher, poet and enterpreneur Felix Dennis generously sponsored a prize for the best final-year undergraduate dissertation at the Warwick University History Department from 1999 to 2013, and the prize continues to be named in recognition of his generosity.
In 1991 Felix Dennis was awarded the Marcus Morris Award, in 2002 was made Fellow of the National Library for the Blind in recognition of his continued support for that charity, in 2004 was made Fellow of the Wordsworth Trust, in 2008 was awarded the Mark Boxer Lifetime Achievement Award from British Society of Magazines, in 2009 was awarded the Belsky Award by Society of Editors & Portrait Sculptors, in 2010 was made Honorary Consul to his adopted country, St. Vincent and The Grenadines, and in 2013 received a 'Lifetime Achievement Award' at the British Media Awards.
Felix Dennis Dissertation Prize Winners
- 2017/18 joint winners Ronan Love (History Honours, Modern stream) and Matthew Guy (History Honours with Year Abroad)
- 2016/17 Emma Buchanan (History, Modern stream)
for the dissertation 'Lero, Lilliaburlero': An Invitation to Engage with the Music of our Past
- 2015/16 Tom Gennoy (German and History)
for the dissertation 'The Makings of a Miracle: Pacifism and Paralysis in the East German Revolution'
- 2014/15 Jordan Flynn (History, Modern stream)
for the dissertation 'The Vail of Innocence: Problems with Child Protagonists in Cinematic Representation of the Holocaust'
- 2013/14 Oliver Hirst (History with Year Abroad)
for the dissertation 'Mapping the Unknown: the Geographical and Iconographical Representation of the New World in Sixteenth-century European Cartography'
- 2012/13 Gregory Bond (History with Year Abroad)
for the dissertation 'The Death of Lin Weixi: Legal Ritual and the Politics of Difference in the First Opium War, 1839-1842'
- 2011/12 Frederick Smith (History)
for the dissertation 'Discerning Cheese from Chalke: Louvainist Propaganda and Recusant Identity in 1560s England'
- 2010/11 Lucy Bollington (CAS)
for the dissertation 'A frozen moment when everyone sees what is on the end of every fork: Perceiving Mechanisms of Social Control through William S. Burroughs' Naked Lunch'
- 2009/10 Sophie McKechnie (History)
for the dissertation 'What was the significance of clothing in the Mutiny and Rebellion of 1857-58?'
- 2008/09 Grace Allen (History)
for the dissertation 'What was the influence of Aristotle’s Nicomacean Ethics on the works of Dante?'
- 2007/08 Timothy Davies (History)
for the dissertation 'What did Indian merchants do? Gujarat and the trade to East Africa in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries'
- 2006/07 Eirwen Pierrot (History)
for the dissertation 'From saintly virgin to pious wife: picturing the female ideal in Reformation and post-Reformation Northern Europe'
- 2005/06 Matthew Nash (French and History)
for the dissertation 'Claiming the inheritance of a nation’s heroes: towards un syndrome de Résistance? Myths, memories and realities in post-war France'
- 2004/05 Anne Johnson (History)
for the dissertation 'Childhood and childhood death in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England'
- 2003/04 Teresa Lanning (CAS)
for the dissertation 'How far was sexual tension at the heart of the plantation experience for blacks and whites?'
- 2002/03 Lee Jones (History)
for the dissertation 'The others: gender, recruitment and conscientious objection in the First World War'
- 2001/02 James Brown (History)
for the dissertation 'Leap and shout, ye living building': architecture and authority in antebellum Shakerism'