The RSA is pleased to announce a change in the name of the RSA PhD Student Award to the Paul Benneworth PhD Students’ Award. This award recognises excellence amongst the Regional Studies PhD student community and it is designed for registered PhD students who have not yet received their PhD certificate.
This name change recognises the enormous contribution of Paul Benneworth to the field of Regional Studies and his strong commitment to supporting students in our subject areas. Paul was a long-time friend of the Regional Studies Association, a great contributor to our journals and our governance and he is greatly missed. Paul sadly passed away in early 2020. The RSA Board was pleased to use this name change to mark Paul’s energy and contribution to the field and his intellectual legacy.
Paul’s wife, Leanne has been fundraising for two organisations via the Paul Benneworth Memorial Page – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/leanne-benneworth1
A message from Sally Hardy, RSA CEO – In Memoriam of Paul Benneworth can be found here – https://www.regionalstudies.org/news/a-message-from-sally-hardy-rsa-ceo-in-memoriam-of-paul-benneworth/