Dissertation Prizes

The Society awards up to two dissertation prizes of £150 annually.

Higher Education Institutions in the United Kingdom are invited to submit their best undergraduate dissertation and/or Masters dissertation on any aspect of the history of the two historic counties of Lancashire and Cheshire.

The dissertations do not have to be from history students and related disciplines are welcome to enter (e.g. historical geography, politics).

Please provide full contact details of the student so that we can notify the prizewinners.

Individual private submissions will not be accepted.


1. A sub-committee of the Council of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire will draw up a shortlist of entries based on the report of their supervisors/examiner.

2. The sub-committee will adjudicate and offer two prizes subject to clause 3.

3. The Council of the Historic Society of Lancashire and Cheshire reserve the right not to award any prizes if there are no suitable submissions.

4. The winners may be invited to submit an article based on their dissertation for possible publication in the Transactions.

How to Apply

Entries should be submitted by the Institution in electronic format along with a brief report (also in electronic format) written by the supervisor or examiner to include the final recorded mark for the work.  Submissions must be made before 10 December each year and the dissertation must have been submitted to an Institution of Higher Education within the previous 12 months.

Please submit entries by email to:

Prof Nick White N.J.White@ljmu.ac.uk

  • Effigies of John Mainwaring and his wife, Margaret
    John Mainwaring lived at Over Peover in Cheshire and died in 1410.
    Find Effigy in the Archive