George Fishwick

George Fishwick

BA Modern Languages (French) 2015

Tell us about the award you have received today. What does this award mean to you?

I have received the Robert Niklaus Prize for my work in Eighteenth Century French studies. I was nominated for my dissertation which discussed the evolution of French Neoclassical architecture and the career of Ange-Jacques Gabriel. This award is a wonderful way to end my academic career at Exeter and gives me confidence in my ability to move forward as an art historian.

What has been the highlight of your time at Exeter?

Academically, the freedom I was afforded in my final year to write a dissertation on a subject I am so passionate about. More generally, the ability to study in an open and accepting environment which takes each student as an individual.

What will you miss the most about University?

Its beauty.

What advice would you give to current and future students?

Make the most of the opportunity to take modules across a range of disciplines, it really enriched my University career and helps make for a well rounded finalist.

What are your plans now that you have graduated?

If I can secure funding, I want to continue my studies beginning with an MA in the History of Art.

Where do you see yourself in ten years’ time?

Parisian, otherwise lost.