Amartya Sen awarded Oxford University's Bodley medal

Amartya Sen awarded Oxford University's Bodley medal

     
March 29, 2019
LONDON: Nobel laureate and noted economist Amartya Sen has been awarded Oxford University's prestigious Bodley medal. The medal is awarded by the university's world famous Bodleian Libraries for outstanding contribution in the fields of literature, culture, science and communication - fields in which Bodleian is engaged.

"The honour was awarded (to Sen) during the Founder's Lunch on 15 March, an annual event commemorating the birth of the Libraries' founder, Sir Thomas Bodley, and his legacy of philanthropy," the library said in a statement on Wednesday.

Sen, 85, received the medal from Lord Patten of Barnes, Chancellor of the University of Oxford, and Bodley's librarian Richard Ovenden.

Past winners of the honour include physicist Stephen Hawking, novelist Hilary Mantel and inventor of the World Wide Web Tim Berners-Lee.

The winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Sen is Economics Professor at Harvard University. A Bharat Ratna awardee, Sen got his Nobel prize for his contribution to welfare economics.

Another winner of Bodley Medal this year is Nobel Prize-winning novelist Kazuo Ishiguro.

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