News
9 march 2012

Lady Margaret Hall creates new scholarships, fellowship with Santander and Ockenden International

University Chancellor Lord Patten of Barnes, BBC journalist Michael Buerk, and representatives of Ockenden International at an event celebrating the establishment of the Joyce Pearce Junior Research Fellowship, 7 February 2012.
Chancellor Lord Patten of Barnes, BBC journalist Michael Buerk and Ockenden International representatives celebrate the new Joyce Pearce Junior Research Fellowship, 7 February 2012. (Photo © Richard Budd)

Lady Margaret Hall is celebrating the creation of a brace of new postgraduate scholarships and a new research fellowship, thanks to Ockenden International and Santander.

Ockenden International has funded the Joyce Pearce Junior Research Fellowship, a new three-year junior research fellowship in Refugee Studies and Forced Migration.

A student at LMH in the 1930s and a dedicated supporter of the Refugee Studies Centre in its early days, the fellowship is named after the late Joyce Pearce OBE. Pearce was also a founder of the Ockenden Venture (now Ockenden International), a charitable organisation promoting self-reliance for displaced people across the globe.

The College has also signed a new agreement with Santander, which will create new postgraduate scholarships; fund a visiting fellow from the University of Alcalá in Spain, and set up a new research grant fund.

‘The mission of LMH is to benefit society through excellence in teaching and research. We are very grateful to Santander for their visionary support of this mission,’ said College Principal Dr Frances Lannon.

‘Santander's generosity enables the College to give graduate scholarships and research grants to outstanding students from all over the world, and also to develop important research links with academic colleagues at the University of Alcalá.’