Churchill alumnus Justin Champion (U&G80) has been awarded the 2018 Medlicott Medal for outstanding services to History.

Justin was an undergraduate and postgraduate in History at Churchill from 1980–87 and  is now Professor of the History of Ideas at Royal Holloway, University of London.

He is an expert on radical ideas during the English Revolution and English Enlightenment, and was recently President of the Historical Association. He is a regular broadcaster of historical documentaries and a frequent contributor to Melvyn Bragg’s ‘In Our Time’ on BBC Radio 4.

Throughout his career, he has been a keen and energetic advocate for public history and for wide public access to history.