Former MSc student wins Curry Prize

Thomas Farrell who completed the Palaeobiology MSc last year has been awarded the Geologists’ Association Curry Prize for his thesis: “New ecdysozoan worms from the Sirius Passet Lagerst√§tte and their implications for the evolutionary history of Ecdysozoa.” The project was supervised by Jakob Vinther.

The Geologists’ Association Curry Prize is awarded each year for the best Masters’ thesis on any earth sciences topic, from geophysics to environmental geochemistry, palaeobiology to planetary geology. The lucky recipient is given a certificate and a cheque for ¬£1000.

Further details of the Award are here, and previous winners here.

It’s an interesting point that Students from the Bristol MSc in Palaeobiology have won the award now six times since 2009, when the award started.