King’s alumni Dr Tom Geue and Professor Kathryn Stevens have both been awarded Philip Leverhulme Prizes in Classics. Tom and Kathryn were contemporaries at King's, matriculating together in 2008, and will each receive £100,000 to advance their research.
Tom is now based at the University of St Andrews, and has been recognised for his work on Latin literature between 50 BCE and 200 CE, especially anonymous texts, slavery and literature in the early Roman principate. Kathryn, now working at the University of Oxford, was cited for her work on ancient history; Greek, Mesopotamian and Hellenistic.
Every year the Leverhulme Trust awards £3 million to 30 outstanding researchers in each of the six following fields: Classics; Earth Sciences; Physics; Politics and International Relations; Psychology; Visual and Performing Arts. The prizes recognise and celebrate the achievement of exceptional researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future careers are exceptionally promising.