Martha in distinguished Company

Published Thursday, 1st November 2018 in Student news

Prize-winners and members of the society stand in line in fancy clothes
Martha Dellar, (fourth from right) joins other prize winners with the Lord Mayor of London

A PhD student at SRUC has been awarded a scholarship from the Worshipful Company of Woolmen.

Martha Dellar, who is in her third year studying the effects of climate change on sheep and goat systems, was named the most promising student undertaking a PhD research degree associated with sheep and wool. The scholarship will be used to finance Martha’s attendance at several future conferences.

The award was given out at a Civic Dinner by the Lord Mayor of London, which was also attended by members of the Company, sheriffs of London, and other prize-winners.

The Worshipful Company of Woolmen is one of the oldest livery companies of the City of London, tracing its roots to 1180. Its charitable trust supports a wide range of wool-related research, including providing bursaries for students of wool, textile, design, wool marketing and retailing and awarding prizes for sheep shearing at major agricultural shows.

Martha said: “I feel very honoured to have received this award. The Worshipful Company of Woolmen does excellent work and having the opportunity to meet them and discuss my work with them was a fantastic experience. This award will give me more opportunities for the rest of my PhD and I am very grateful.”

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