OEC Prize for Edinburgh History

About the OEC Prize

The Old Edinburgh Club Prize for Edinburgh History is open to postgraduate Masters students in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh, or exceptionally to undergraduates there with outstanding dissertations. The University is responsible for publicising the Prize to students and assessing and recommending the prize-winner.


Winners to date are:

  • Charlotte Bowers for her thesis on “Men who loved their fellow mortals: Blood donor recruitment, identity and motivation in Edinburgh, 1930-1939”, and
  • Maximilian Knight on “Edinburgh’s Slavery Connection: The British Linen Company and the Plantation Colonies (1727-1833)


We invite winners to contribute an article for the Book of the Old Edinburgh Club.

We have published articles based on these theses in the Book of the Old Edinburgh Club volumes 16 (2020) and 17 (2021).