Outstanding work at postgraduate level is being recognized by the establishment of two new MA prizes in the 2017-18 academic year. These prizes are named in honour of influential Renaissance historians at Warwick: the Sir John Hale Prize (for best dissertation) and the Martin Lowry Prize (for highest overall achievement). These were first awarded at the Examination Board of November 2018, the winners of these awards in their inaugural year, were able to secure full funding for their chosen PhD programmes. Ellie Webb at the University of Pennsylvania and Brett Mottram at the University of East Anglia).
At the Exam Board in 2019, Joshua Rushton (pictured right with the Centre's Director, David Lines), was the designated recipient of both prizes. He was also lucky enough to have the prizes presented to him at the January graduation ceremony by Sheila Hale, wife of Sir John, and Sarah Lowry, daughter of Martin. Joshua also secured full funding (AHRC) for his PhD study at the University of Leeds, through the White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH).