RSE recognition for Matthew Novenson

The Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) has announced Dr Matthew Novenson as the winner of this year’s Thomas Reid Medal for early career contributions in humanities and social sciences.

Dr Matthew Novenson
Dr Matthew Novenson

The Senior Lecturer was recognised not only for his research but also for his skills as a teacher and supervisor.

In a press release issued 7 August 2018, the RSE stated:

“The RSE/Thomas Reid Medal [is awarded] to Dr Matthew Novenson, Senior Lecturer in New Testament and Christian Origins, New College, University of Edinburgh, for his outstanding research work on early Christianity and his strengths as a supervisor of research students, as a successful teacher, and for his exercise of leadership both in his home university department and internationally.”

"Outstanding commitment and contribution"

Professor Helen Bond, Head of the School of Divinity, said:

“This is a great achievement and a personal honour. A hearty collective handshake is in order!”


RSE press release

Dr Novenson’s webpage