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Katie achieves first class degree at University of Oxford

February 16th, 2021
Monmouth School for Girls alumna, Katie Davies

Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools alumna, Katie Davies, is studying for an MA in History of Art at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London, specialising in early modern Dutch art.

A Deputy Head Girl at Monmouth School for Girls in 2017, Katie completed her degree in History at Exeter College, University of Oxford last summer, and achieved a first class result.

Exeter College awarded her the Fitzgerald Prize for achieving a First in the final examinations, as well as the Laura Quelch Prize for the Modern History thesis judged best among those submitted by the college.

Katie, from Abergavenny, attributes her love of history to the teaching that she received at Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools.

She studied for her A level History at Monmouth School for Boys, receiving the Rhys Williams Prize at Speech Day in 2017, and her GCSE History at Monmouth School for Girls prior to this.

“I was very lucky to be taught by Mr Michael Seaton – Head of History at Monmouth School for Girls – for five years, whose lessons truly inspired my love of the subject,” she said.

Katie also benefited from the numerous musical activities at school, participating in the Haberdashers’ Monmouth Schools Symphony Orchestra as a flautist and Chamber Choir as a soprano.

She continued to pursue musical pastimes at university, being elected President of Oxford University Symphonic Band in 2019 and singing with Exeter College Chapel Choir for three years.

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