Anjool Maldé Trust Presents New Awards
Winners of music, journalism, enterprise and scholarship awards announced along with the launch of a brand new prize for photography.
Anjool’s Trust announced a new crop of bright talent and award winners today, the fourth anniversary of his untimely loss of life in London in 2009. The Anjool Maldé Memorial Trust was set up in 2010 as a legacy to the memory of Jools, as Anjool was known by his friends and colleagues. A registerεd charity, the Trust honours talented young individuals with awards and prize money both as recognition of their special worth as well as an example to inspire others.
Jools thrived as an active member of St Peter’s College from 2002 to 2005, the Oxford College that has continued to uphold the egalitarian traditions on which it was founded. The Anjool Maldé Scholarship went to three scholars from St Peter’s for their exemplary application across academic and college life: Rachael Franklin (from Brentwood, Essex, attended the Chelmsford County High School for Girls), Max Bodmer (from Cambridge, attended the Hills Road Sixth Form College), and Martin Leggett (from Bedford, atttended the Mark Rutherford Upper School). Delighted with their awards, they issued the following statements.
Rachael Franklin: “I am delighted to have won the Anjool Maldé Scholarship; it is a wonderful scheme, encouraging people to pursue their passions”,
Max Bodmer: “The scholarship has been extremely useful for me as it has allowed me to travel to Honduras in order to collect data for my undergraduate project and to buy an underwater digital camera that will enable me to assess the health of the coral reefs on my study sites”.
Martin Leggett: “As well as reinforcing my drive to succeed in my academic work, I feel that the scholarship reminds me just how important it is to give something back to the College community which has provided me with such wonderful times”.
Max Bodmer, Martin Leggett and Rachael Franklin at the Scholarships Presentation with the College Master Mark Damazer CBE, photo courtesy St Peter’s College
The Journalism Award went to Alis Lewis (Somerville College, home town Carmarthen in Wales, attended the Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg Bro Myrddin School) and James Restall (Lincoln College, home town Sevenoakes in Kent, attended the Judd School, Tonbridge) for their joint article published in the Oxford Student ‘PSY talk ballot rigged’. The winner from the Cherwell was Alex Rankine (Corpus Christi, home town Leeds, attended the Leeds Grammar School) for his published article ‘The hypocricy of Griffin-gate’.
Alis Lewis & James Restall issued the following statement: "We are delighted and honoured to receive this award. It is great to be recognised for a story which took so much hard work and investigation”. Alex Rankine: “I was reading broadsheet newspapers as an eight-year-old, so am thrilled to receive the prize. The trust does wonderful work in celebrating so many different areas of student achievement, especially areas like student journalism where there are few if any comparable awards.”
The Jazz Prize was won by Daniel Harding Israelsen originally from Holstebro in Denmark. The exciting Jazz Prize is a recast of the Trust’s much celebrated music award that is now to be located at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama at the Barbican close to where Jools worked, lived and thrived.
Martin Hathaway, the School’s Head of Jazz, said of Daniel’s winning performance:
Daniel Harding Israelsen's final recital was an outstanding artistic achievement, demonstrating a wide range of improvising and accompanying skills. His playing displayed considerable sophistication and imagination, throughout what was an extremely engaging performance.
Jazz Prize Winner Daniel Israelson here seen giving his winning performance – photo courtesy self
The 2013 Fellowship for Enterprise & Innovation, now in its third year, was won by London-born Ella Risbridger reading Comparative Literature at King's College London. Rejoicing at the news of her success at beating off stiff competition, Ella said: “I can't say how thrilled I am to have been awarded this Fellowship; working with Enternships is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I feel very honoured to have been given this opportunity, and I absolutely intend to do it justice”.
Fellowship Winner Ella Risbridger, photo courtesy self
The Photography Award: A brand new prize is being launched, in Photography - a key area of Jools’ many passions. Co-hosted by the Stockton Borough Council, the lead authority at Jools’ county of birth, the award will go to an upcoming talent whose photographic skills demonstrate a high standard of technical merit, imagination and style. The winner, expected to be announced in the coming months, will also receive free professional mentoring.
Of the support gratefully acknowledged this year, an important mention goes to Anjool's employers Deutsche Bank for their generous gift to Anjool's Endowment in place at St Peter's College since 2010 that together with his Trust supports the Anjool Maldé Scholarship. Speaking for the Trust, Lesley Thompson, the Charity’s Secretary, said: “We warmly congratulate all the worthy winners and wish them continued success in life and career. We thank the co-hosts, the judges and all the supporters who help us, in money or in kind, to honour Anjool’s memory in this important way.”
The Anjool Maldé Memorial Trust is a registered charity (no. 1146744): www.anjool.org