Sophia Earle: Winner of the DGNHAS Young Researcher Competition

News posted on 7 February 2024

Following the launch of the Society’s inaugural Young Researcher Competition, a winner has been chosen.  She is Sophia Earle, a 16-year-old student from St Joseph’s College, Dumfries and her winning entry is Dumfries’ Dark Past: Dissection of a Death Mask.

Death mask

 Her article is available for viewing or downloading here.



A presentation ceremony will be held at St Joseph’s College on Tuesday, 20 February, when Sophia will be presented with her certificate and a cheque for £250. 

The death mask of Robert Smith is on display at the Dumfries Museum.  It is also available to see on-line here.