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St John’s student wins £500 thesis prize

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Katherine Ladd, a third-year English Literature undergraduate, has won a prize for her thesis on the issue of modern slavery and exploitation. 

The prize was awarded by the Jubilee Centre, a Cambridge-based Christian social reform organisation, after Katherine entered their thesis competition calling for “95 ways to change the world”.

The competition, which called for individuals from across the world to propose responses to contemporary social issues, was inspired by Martin Luther’s 95 theses, which kick-started the Reformation in Europe 500 years ago.

Katherine was awarded a £500 prize for writing the most original and practical thesis. Since coming to Cambridge Katherine has also started her own baking scheme called ‘Treated Right’ to fundraise for charities working against slavery and exploitation. The scheme runs across different Cambridge Colleges and also aims to raise awareness of the issues. Katherine is hoping to use the prize money to expand ‘Treated Right’ to other universities in the UK.

To find out more about ‘Treated Right’ visit: http://treatedright.org/