Double first from Cambridge and on to Oxford for Burgess Hill student

Hannah Bower at her graduation on June 28
Hannah Bower at her graduation on June 28

A Burgess Hill student has been awarded a double first in English literature from the University of Cambridge.

Hannah Bower from Hammonds Gardens, who is 21 tomorrow (July 10), has been accepted to study for a Masters degree to study at St Hilda’s College at the University of Oxford, where she has been awarded the Jeremy Griffiths Memorial Studentship.

The degree ceremony was on June 28, and the status ‘double first’ reflects her first in her final exams this year, as well as a first in her second year exams, as Cambridge has a unique Tripos system.

Hannah attended Warden Park School in Cuckfield and then obtained four A* A-levels at Central Sussex College in Haywards Heath.

Her father, Andrew Bower, said: “She was very fortunate to have had inspirational teachers at both schools, who nurtured her passion for English Literature.”