Scholarships & Awards

Reginald Taylor & Lord Fletcher Essay Prize

The Reginald Taylor Essay Prize, first awarded in 1934, was originally awarded on an annual basis, more recently biennially, for the best unpublished essay submitted on any subject of art-historical, archaeological or antiquarian interest within the period from the Roman era to 1830, whenever such an essay was adjudged to be of sufficient merit.

With the aid of a bequest from the late Lord Fletcher, the prize was re-established in 1996 as the Reginald Taylor and Lord Fletcher Essay Prize with an award of £500 and a bronze medal. Details of the competition, which is not restricted to members of the Association, can be obtained from the Honorary Editor, currently Dr Tom Nickson (please enclose a stamped addressed envelope). The winning essay may be read at a meeting of the Association and will be considered for publication in the Journal at the discretion of the Editorial Committee. The next deadline for submission of entries is 1 December, 2019.

Winners of the Reginald Taylor & Lord Fletcher Essay Prize

Year Winner Title Publication
2017 Katherine Turley 'The face of one who is making for Jerusalem’: The Angel Choir of Lincoln Cathedral and Joy JBAA, clxxi (2018), 61-99
2015 Jana Gajdošová Vaulting Small Spaces: The Innovative Design of Prague's Bridge Tower Vault JBAA 169 (2016), 39-58
2013 Gabriel Byng The Function and Iconography of the Minstrels’ Gallery at Exeter Cathedral JBAA 167 (2014), 133-53.
2008 Harry Sunley Introducing a Linear Measure Used in Norman England Introducing a Linear Measure Used in Norman England
2004 Heather Gilderdale ‘“this little Westminster”: The Chantry-Chapel of Sir Henry Scott Scott Vernon at Tong, Shropshire’ JBAA 158 (2005), 46-81
2000 Kate Heard ‘Death and Representation in the 15th century: The Wilcote Chantry Chapel at North Leigh’ JBAA 154 (2001), 134-49
2000 Carol Davidson Cragoe ‘Reading and Rereading Gervase of Canterbury’ JBAA 154 (2001), 40-53
1998 Sally Dixon-Smith ‘The Image and Reality of Alms-Giving in the Great Halls of Henry III’ JBAA 152 (1999), 79-96
1996 Adrian B. Marsden ‘Between Principate and Dominate: Imperial Styles under the Severan Dynasty and the Divine iconography of the Imperial Family on coins, medallions and engraved gemstones, a.d. 193–235’ JBAA, 150 (1997), 1–16) .