Madeleine Ballard

I’m undertaking a Masters Degree in English Literature at the University of Oxford, specialising in literature from 1900 to the present. I’ve spent the year studying in astonishingly beautiful libraries, consulting first editions at the Bodleian Library, writing my strongest academic essays to date under the guidance of field-leading academics, and meeting fascinating people from all over the world. I could not have had a more special experience, either academically or in extra-curricular activities.

I’m currently finishing up my dissertation, after which I will begin an editing and copywriting internship in London, with the hope of settling down there for a few years before returning home with my new skills. I would like to thank the Anne Reid Memorial Trust scholarship for helping make this life-changing year possible.

(May 2019)