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04th March 2024 Evan Leonhard (2023, MSt English)

Exeter DPhil candidate Jack Nunn wins prestigious Princeton University scholarship

Jack Nunn

Jack Nunn, an Exeter College DPhil candidate in medieval and modern languages, has been named a recipient of Princeton University’s prestigious Daniel M. Sachs Class of 1960 Graduating Scholarship and will spend the 2024-2025 academic year working on a project entitled “Inclusive Pedagogies: Re-Imagining Educational Outreach with Medieval Francophone Manuscripts.”

The Sachs scholarship is awarded annually to two graduating Princeton seniors as well as a third-year undergraduate, postgraduate, or recent graduate of Worcester College, where Nunn received his BA and MSt. It was founded in memory of Daniel Sachs, a Princeton alumnus who went on to read History at Worcester College as a Rhodes Scholar. The scholarship is intended to “broaden the global experience” of its recipients through funding their pursuit of scholarly projects abroad.

Nunn’s proposed project integrates two deeply felt intellectual passions of his: medieval studies and educational outreach. He hopes to devise ways of using medieval manuscripts to engage with disadvantaged students while also continuing his dissertation research on premodern literary anthologising, taking advantage of the rich array of resources in the Princeton University Library Special Collections. “I’m excited to continue my academic research on medieval literature while working to design a new community-engaged outreach project,” Nunn told Princeton’s Office of Communication, “hopefully collaborating with Princeton’s Emma Bloomberg Center for Access and Opportunity.”

Nunn has been an active member of the Exeter College and wider Oxford community. He has taught in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, has served as Exeter College MCR’s graduate outreach lead, and has collaborated with Oxford First-Generation Society. Congratulations to Jack for this exceptional achievement!

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