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Justin Gest is winner of first Bernard Levin Award at LSE

Photograph of Justin Gest and Helen ThompsonThe winner of the first Bernard Levin award was announced this month. Justin Gest (pictured), Ralph Milliband Scholar of Political Sociology, Department of Government at LSE, won the award for his essay 'Tales from the Till'.

The Bernard Levin Award was set up to celebrate the life of Bernard Levin, an LSE alumnus, Honorary Fellow of the School and admired journalist.

LSE students are invited to enter the competition by submitting a 1,200 word article on the cultural, intellectual, political, professional, business, media or entertainment life around the School campus in central London.

Justin won - an evening at the theatre and dinner for two, an internship at The Times, where Bernard Levin ended his career as an influential columnist and £500 - for his essay based on the experiences of Helen Thompson (pictured), a cashier in the Senior Dining Room at LSE, who has worked at the School for 35 years.

This year's runners up were Susan Cooke and John Zhu.

Click here to read the winning essay Tales from the Till.|


11 October 2007