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Dr Anthony Harris wins Fulbright Scholar Award

18 June 2024 Fellows

Our warmest congratulations to Clare Hall Research Fellow Dr Anthony Harris, who has received a Fulbright All Disciplines Scholar Award to conduct research at Harvard University. Dr Harris joins a cohort of scholars from a variety of disciplines, ready to make a global impact in their fields.

Dr Harris co-founded a successful U.K. software business, exited in 2007, and returned to university to pursue a second career in academia. He completed a foundation certificate in humanities at CONTED (Oxford), an MA (Oxon) in English, MA (Res) in Medieval Studies at the University of Reading, and a PhD (Cantab) in early mathematics, astronomy, and philology (Sidney Sussex College and ASNaC Cambridge).

Each year he teaches Academic Writing and Digital Researching workshops at Clare Hall with Dr Wai Yi Feng, and supervises for e-commerce, e-business, and optimising compilers for the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Cambridge, where he is a visiting academic. He also mentors Entrepreneurs on the Accelerate Programme at the Judge Business School. At Oxford, Dr Harris is a Visiting Fellow at Kellogg College and a Research Fellow at Regent’s Park, where he teaches and tutors for Shakespeare and Chaucer.

Dr Harris’ research interests lie at the intersection of science, humanities, and the digital humanities. He is excited to be researching early manuscripts of science at the Houghton Library (Harvard University) in early 2025 (full Lent term), where he also hopes to do some guest teaching and lecturing, and plans to volunteer in the local rowing community.

Dr Harris has discovered that being a mature student is not easy but being a mature academic in the humanities is much harder because the area is so competitive. He has been grateful to Clare Hall for its support for him as he has progressed his academic journey. As a ‘Fulbrighter’ he hopes to act as a role model for other mature students and mature academics to demonstrate that it is never too late to succeed in life as long as you are persistent and go where your interests take you.

We wish Dr Harris all the best in his journey across the pond, and look forward to hearing about his future endeavours!