First recipient of the Association's new "Ranald Michie Prize" announced


The Ranald Michie Prize

We were delighted to launch a new annual undergraduate award in 2015, the Ranald Michie Prize, to be awarded annually by the Alumni Association for outstanding contribution to the Society by a first year. This was entirely funded by the attendees at the inaugural Founders’ Dinner with a small contribution on tickets.

The first ever recipient of the Ranald Michie Prize, was Dan Fox. We have included some brief notes about both Ranald and Dan below. Congratulations to Dan.


Professor Ranald Michie was an extremely popular Resident and Senior Tutor at St. Cuthbert’s Society during the 1970s and 1980s, serving Cuths tirelessly for 14 years.

Ranald initiated major changes in the way the Society was managed, increasing the housing stock and ensuring that each house made a profit. In working actively to enhance the relationship between the JCR and Society management, he personified the Cuths values and ethos. Since ‘officially’ leaving Cuths, Ranald has stayed involved, and spoke passionately about his time as Tutor at the 125th Anniversary dinner.

In June 2015, in recognition of a lifetime's career dedicated to the history of the City of London and the development of financial markets, Ranald was admitted as a Freeman of the City of London.  This Medieval honour is believed to have first been bestowed in 1237. You can read more about Ranald's achievements on


Dan Fox was nominated by current and former Cuths Presidents, Rich Root and Mille Tanner, and chosen by a panel of Elizabeth Archibald (Principal), Richard Peralta (Alumni Association Chairman) and Ranald himself.

In particular, Dan has been praised for being an incredibly good team leader during the Open Days last year as a fresher. He was an active member of the football club and wrote for Palatinate, now appointed to the position of News Editor. Millie also noted that he was very funny in the Christmas panto! (Oh no he wasn’t…!)

Rich Root: "Dan has...been an excellent role model to his peers".

Millie Tanner: "I would strongly recommend Dan for this prize - he has been exemplary and in my view he represents the best of Cuth's”.

Congratulations, Dan.

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