The Society for the Social History of Medicine (SSHM) invites submissions to its 2006 Roy Porter Student Essay Prize Competition. This prize will be awarded to the best original, unpublished essay in the social history of medicine submitted to the competition as judged by the SSHM’s assessment panel. It is named in honour of the late Professor Roy Porter, a great teacher and a generous scholar.

The competition is open to undergraduate and postgraduate students in full- or part-time education. The winner will be awarded £500.00, and his or her entry may also be published in the journal, Social History of Medicine.

The deadline for entries is December 31, 2006. Further details and entry forms can be downloaded from the SSHM’s website – – which also contains information about the Society, membership benefits and details about the SSHM activities.