Matthew Bowes wins 2018 E A Lyall Memorial Prize

by Apr 10, 2019News

Matthew Bowes, winner of the 2018 E A Lyall Memorial with Dr Andrew Banfield (standing to his left), Ms Frances Adamson (IPAA ACT President and Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs) and Mr Frank Exon (Manager, IPAA National).

Mr Matthew Bowes was announced as the winner of the 2018 E A Lyall Memorial Prize by Dr Andrew Banfield (Head of School, School of Political Science and International Relations, ANU) at an IPAA ACT event held on 9 April 2019.

Ms Frances Adamson (IPAA ACT President and Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade) and Dr Andrew Banfield (Head of School, School of Political Science and International Relations, ANU) presented Mr Bowes with his prize certificate in front of a 250-strong audience at the National Portrait Gallery.

The prize was created by IPAA ACT in partnership with the Australian National Unversity (ANU) to honour the memory of Mr Ernest Lyall (1931–1972), an outstanding scholar and academic.

The prize is awarded to the undergraduate student with the highest mark in the ANU political science course ‘Bureacracy and Public Policy’.

Mr Bowes — a Tuckwell Scholar  — is continuing his studies at the ANU this year and is writing his Honours thesis in political science.

The E A Lyall Memorial Prize was first awarded in 1974, making it one of the longest-standing undergraduate prizes at the university.

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