Department of Oceanography is glad to announce that one of our recent graduates, Dr. Neil Hart, has won the Faculty of Science PhD. medal for 2013 for his thesis Synoptic-scale rainfall patterns over southern Africa: Scale interactions with large-scale modes of variability. In addition to this medal he will also receive the Joseph Arenow Prize. Dr. Hart is currently a postdoctoral research assistant in the Dept. of Meteorology at Reading University. Our warmest congratulations.