F.T. Wainwright was a history graduate of the University of Reading whose research on the early medieval period was at the interface of archaeology and history.
To commemorate F.T.Wainwright’s work, his daughter Barbara Wainwright, a former member of the University of Reading Council, instituted an annual award fund in the Department of Archaeology to be spent in support of students “doing something they could not do otherwise”.
The Department has decided to include the following activities: Participation in non-local fieldwork, support for dissertation, research and museum visits, support for exchange visits, and attendance at relevant and important conferences or public lectures. Such activities may be undertaken in Britain or mainland Europe. To find out more please go to this page.