Skip to content

Toggle service links

You are here

  1. Home
  2. OU Academic in Modern History, Dr John Slight, won the Trevor Reese Memorial Prize

OU Academic in Modern History, Dr John Slight, won the Trevor Reese Memorial Prize

John Slight profile image

Dr John Slight, Lecturer in Modern History, has won the Trevor Reese Memorial Prize for his first book, The British Empire and the Hajj, 1865-1956 (Harvard, 2015).

Established by the Institute of Commonwealth Studies in 1979 the prize, awarded every three years, recognises the author of a piece of work that has made a wide-ranging, innovative and scholarly contribution in the field of Imperial and Commonwealth History.

Professor Philip Murphy, the institute’s director, said: "The panel of judges has identified an extremely worthy recipient of this year’s Trevor Reese Memorial Prize in John Slight’s excellent book. It is a remarkably thorough and engaging piece of multi-archival scholarship, and a major contribution to our understanding of how the British Empire interacted with the Muslim world. I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to Dr Slight."

Request your prospectus

Request a prospectus icon

Explore our qualifications and courses by requesting one of our prospectuses today.

Request prospectus

Are you already an OU student?

Go to StudentHome