The Nancy Rothwell Award

Catherine Savidge (L6DUT) recently entered a National Biological Drawing competition; The Nancy Rothwell Award, which celebrates specimen drawing in schools and highlights the benefits of combining art and science. Catherine used her knowledge of biology and also her artistic skills in order to produce her entry to the competition.

The competition was judged by Professor Susan Standring FRSB, editor-in-chief of Gray’s Anatomy from King’s College London, Dr Grace Sim, Outreach Development Manager at the Royal Veterinary College, Timothy Pond, artist from the Zoological Society of London, Tom Ireland MRSB, Managing Editor of The Biologist and Lucy Coia AMRSB, Membership and Marketing Officer at the Royal Society of Biology.

The judges were hugely impressed with the work produced by Catherine, and she was subsequently awarded a place in the top 6 out of all the UK entries.

We’d like to offer our congratulations to Catherine, a great example of cross-curricular collaboration between the Biology and Art Departments!