Larmor Awards 2012

The Larmor Awards are presented to students who excel not only academically but in other areas of College life as well. The College would like to congratulate the following students who received awards this year:

Hermione Mackay

According to her Director of Studies, Dr Midgley, Hermione ‘has also contributed much - spontaneously and unstintingly - to our programme of events for linguists, and to the general maintenance of morale in the subject area.’ Hermione has also made significant contributions to women’s rowing in College, competed for the University and been an active member of the College’s Music Society Committee.

Rachel Peat

According to her Director of Studies, Dr Rublack, Rachel is not only ‘exceptionally organised’, ‘clear headed’ and ‘ready to engage with a wide range of topics’ but is also ’a rare example of a perfectly balanced and joyful person as well as an outstanding analytical mind’. Rachel has also been an active member of the College’s History Society Committee, Christian Union and has competed on the College’s Netball Ladies First Team.  In addition, Rachel has contributed writings to the Cambridge student newspaper, Varsity.

Laura Plant

Laura has been described as a ‘human whirlwind… the original prime mover’, with an exceptional academic record and numerous sporting commitments; Laura competes for the College in lacrosse and hockey. She also competes in lacrosse for the University and is part of the England ladies lacrosse team. In addition Laura competes to a national standard in the modern pentathlon and is President of the College ‘Flamingos’.

Laura was unable to attend the presentation ceremony due to her participation in the European Lacrosse Championships, where she won gold with the women’s team.

Ciaran Rogers

Ciaran has excelled academically, securing first-class marks throughout his time at St John’s, and this year achieved the highest mark in a top quality College year group for Economics. Among several other sporting activities, including tennis and swimming, Ciaran plays squash at a particularly high level, representing both the College and the University in the first team.


More information about the Larmor Awards can be found on the link below.