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Ann Saunders essay prize for 2024

At the suggestion of members, the Council of the London Topographical Society decided to fund a prize in honour of Dr Ann Saunders (1930-2019). Ann was an enthusiastic and distinguished historian of London and for thirty-five years the Society’s Honorary Editor and in that capacity helped many scholars, both young and old, to achieve publication of their work.

A prize of £1,000 will be awarded annually, depending on the response and at the discretion of the Council.

It will be awarded for an original and unpublished research essay on the topography, development or buildings of London in any period.

Submissions are to be no more than 8,000 words including endnotes and should include an additional abstract/summary of about 200 words.

* Entries should be submitted in hard copy and as a Word or PDF email attachment.

* An entry must be accompanied by the name and address & contact details of the author.


Submissions for the prize will be considered for publication by the Society in the London Topographical Record, at the discretion of the Society’s Hon. Editor.

Entries for the 2024 prize should be sent to our Hon. Secretary, Mike Wicksteed, by 1 April 2024.  Please email your Word or PDF entry to him ( and he will provide an address to which your hard copy version should be sent.  We suggest using WeTransfer if the file is large.

The prize winner will be notified in time to attend the Annual General Meeting of the Society in London to be held in the summer of 2024.

Queries?  Questions relating to entry content should be addressed to Council Member Caroline Barron ( )