The Hughes Hall / Institute of Criminology Jack Merritt Scholarship

The Hughes Hall / Institute of Criminology Jack Merritt Scholarship

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    Jack Merritt

Jack Merritt tragically lost his life at a Learning Together programme celebration at Fishmongers’ Hall, London Bridge on 29 November 2019. Saskia Jones, a Learning Together alumna and volunteer in the programme, was killed in the same terrorist attack.

The Cambridge University Learning Together programme was designed to bring University students and prison residents together to engage in inclusive and creative educational activities, recognising education as a tool for personal, institutional and social transformation. Jack was a key member of the Learning Together Team and was loved by all the students. Speaking about Jack, Nick, a student, said: "Jack was an inspiration, his drive and passion were infectious, and students were always happy to see him."  

The fund has been set up by Hughes Hall, where Jack was a student, and the Institute of Criminology, where Jack studied and subsequently worked. The scholarship will give financial assistance to a student who has not had a straightforward route into education, or who has experienced various social disadvantages to come to Cambridge and study for an MPhil in Criminology. The fund has already been able to support two students with £7,500 each towards living and study costs. With your help, we hope to offer more scholarships.

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The Institute of Criminology, founded by Sir Leon Radzinowicz in 1959, was one of the first criminological institutes in Europe and has exerted a strong influence on the development of the discipline.

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Like many alumni, Peter Quinn (Selwyn, 1966) was moved by the tragic deaths of alumnus Jack Merritt (Hughes Hall, 2016) and Saskia Jones at a Learning Together programme celebration at Fishmongers’ Hall, London Bridge, on 29 November 2019.