Student Richard Passmore wins scholarship from UK Space Agency and ESA

9 June 2013

Richard Passmore, a current student within Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics at The University of Oxford, has won a prestigious scholarship to attend summer camp at the International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program (SSP13).

The ISU SSP13 will be held in Strasbourg, France starting on June 24th and will run for 9 weeks. It is an annual course which convenes at different host locations around the world each summer and this year will be held at the ISU central campus. A brief overview of the program can be found at the ISU website and the site for the 2013 course.

Richard told us: 'As a UK citizen I sought funding from the UK Space Agency in order to attend and was invited to interview at their headquarters in Swindon. I was of course thrilled to learn afterwards that I had been successful for a scholarship. Along with the UK Space Agency I’m also extremely grateful to the European Space Agency and the Royal Astronomical Society for contributing funding to help cover the €17,500 course costs'.

A description of his DPhil research can be found on his page.

Well done Richard! we look forward to hear from you in the Autumn.