Archibald Grenfell Price
In 1957, St Mark’s College through their College Club, donated £110 to the University to honour Sir Archibald Grenfell Price, Master of the College since its foundation to his retirement in 1957, by establishing a prize in his honour to be known as the “Archibald Grenfell Price Prize in Geography”.
Sir Archibald lectured in geography at the University of Adelaide from 1949-1957, and was a member of the University Council for 37 years; he was also one of the founders of St Mark's College. From 1960 to 1971 he was Chairman of the Council of the National Library of Australia in Canberra. For many years he was a member of the Synod of the Diocese of Adelaide. He was knighted in 1963.
In 2020, St Mark's College donated further funds to the endowment held by the University to increase the value of the prize in perpetuity and in recognition of the extremely high esteem in which the memory of Sir Archibald is held in the College community, the desirability of his being suitably remembered in the University of Adelaide (to which he devoted so many years, including as a member of the University Council, and as a founder of the Department of Geography), and the respect in which his family is held, as well as the fact that the Prize was initially created by the St Mark’s College Club in 1957.
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