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Pearson and Silver Awards

The Pearson and Silver Awards are offered to pupils in GDST schools to help towards the cost of attending meetings or courses or carrying out projects with a classical content, e.g. summer schools in Classical Greek or Latin at Bryanston, Durham or Repton Schools, University or King's Colleges, London, or Lampeter (Univ. of Wales).Mr Bertram Pearson, CB, DSO, MC, MA, who was a member of the Council of the Trust from 1958 until 1969, died in 1984 leaving a share in the residue of his estate to the Trust with a request that it be used for the purpose of promoting and furthering the study and pursuit of classical learning in Greek and Latin in the schools of the Trust.In memory of Mrs Nancy Silver, a classicist and former Head of Streatham & Clapham and Putney High Schools, the award to the most outstanding candidate of the year has been called the Nancy Silver Award.

Criteria for the award

  • Academic excellence in classical subjects
  • Commitment to study a classical subject at university
  • Contribution to school life
  • Financial need
  • Determination to overcome practical difficulties in studying classics at school where these are encountered


In 2017, the following awards were made:


  • Katie Amos - Birkenhead High School Academy
  • Anya Douras - Northampton High School
  • Gemma Bond - Norwich High School for Girls
  • Celia Riddiough - Notting Hill & Ealing High School
  • Hannah Lewis - Oxford High School
  • Anna-Beth Brogan - Oxford High School
  • Kate Buckman - Putney High School
  • Charlotte Parker - Sheffield High School
  • Eloise Tilbury - The Royal High School, Bath
  • Sarah Haynes - The Royal High School, Bath