Peter Vojnits

Project Assistant at the Laidlaw Foundation and Laidlaw Scholar Alumnus, Durham Unviersity
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William Banner

Economics Student, Durham University

I am an Economics student at Durham University. My foremost interests are Development Economics and Sustainability Economics. This is reflected in my research project which will explore Demographic Economics, titled "The Shifting Distribution of the Global Population in the Twenty-First Century: an Econometric Analysis of the Projected Fortunes of Nigeria and Japan, with Policy Recommendations for Sustainable Development".

I have experience working in economic consulting, specialising in competition economics, and am also a Zumba instructor.

Sally Newton

Executive Principal, Laidlaw Schools Trust

Hello! I was Laidlaw scholar in 2019, and I studied national, regional, and local identity in northern Tajikistan through the lens of women's fashion.  For a year after graduating, I worked for the UN Mine Action Service which removes landmines from conflict and post-conflict regions. Please feel free to reach out on the network, on LinkedIn, or by email. I'm always happy to meet new people and chat, especially about nationalism/politics of gender/Central Asia/demining/UN/creative writing or even ballroom dance :)
Matthew Fackrell

Laidlaw Undergraduate Research Scholar, Durham University

Anthropology and Sociology Undergraduate; from Bristol, UK. I am completing a research project on narrative transmission and reproduction, looking at how oral accounts of geological events are passed down accurately over generations. By understanding how narratives are constructed I am keen to explore interdisciplinary approaches, particularly between Anthropology, Linguistics, Computer-Human Interaction, and Cognition. Other interests include literature, art and photography, architecture, astronomy, and outdoor pursuits.
Agoston Horanyi

Laidlaw Scholar, Durham University

Hullo! I'm a forth year Chinese & French studies undergraduate at Durham. With my research, I have been exploring the formation of new wave tea culture in Hungary. My main interest these days are sustainability and urban planning, which I'm hoping to study after my BA.

Emma Franck-Gwinnell

Associate (Dispute Resolution), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Hello! I'm Emma, one of the Founding Co-Presidents of the Laidlaw Alumni Society. I'm passionate about entrepreneurialism, diversity in business and ending slavery in supply chains.

My Undergraduate Scholarship research focused on legislation which requires organisations to tell the public about efforts they are making to stop modern slavery in their supply chains. In particular, I looked at whether this legislation is making a difference in the fight against modern slavery in supply chains (spoiler alert: it's not!).

These days, I work as a dispute resolution lawyer, advising large corporates on supply chain, ESG, product liability and regulatory matters.