MENERVA TRUST/THE THES ESSAY COMPETITION
1st prize: Barbara Spender, Southampton University An Autobiographical Perspective on Women Writers.
2nd prize: Elizabeth Eger, King's College, Cambridge Women Poets in Late 18th-Century Britain.
3rd prize: Katherine Rogers, Sheffield University The Women's Movement in the 1960s: the Development of Contraceptive Provision in Britain.
Runners-up: Raymond de Souza, Pembroke College, Cambridge The Good News ahout Development from Bangladesh
Helen Fisher, Pembroke College, Oxford, Reassessing the Role of Third World Women in Development Programmes.
SMITHKLINE BEECHAM LABORATORY
The annual SmithKline Beecham Laboratory Animal Welfare Prize, awarded via Research Defence Society, has been presented to Michael Festing currently at the Medical Research Council toxicology unit at the University of Leicester.
ROYAL SOCIETY OF CHEMISTRY Award for Tertiary Education, sponsored by ICI plc: Duncan Thorburn Burns, at Queen's University Belfast.
Joseph Loschmidt Prize: Henry Rzepa, reader in chemistry at Imperial College.
Award for Chemistry Analysis and Instrumentation, sponsored by Perkin-Elmer Ltd: Malcolm Smyth, dean of the faculty of science and paramedical studies at Dublin City University.
Bader Award: Ian Paterson, lecturer in chemistry at the University of Cambridge.
LONDON MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY The Polya Prize: D. E. Edmunds, University of Sussex, for his contribution to the analysis of differential equations and the influence he has exerted on the subject for more than 30 years in the United Kingdom.
Senior Berwick Prize: R. Heath-Brown, Oxford University, for his paper "Zero free regions for Dirichlet L-functions and the least prime in an arithmetic progression".
Junior Whitehead Prizes: J. Roe, Oxford University, for his work on the application and development of index theory for non-compact manifolds.
Y. Safarov of King's College London, for his work on the spectral theory of partial differential operators and microlocal analysis.