Dr Eirik Bjorge, Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellow, has been awarded His Majesty the King of Norway's Gold Medal for his book The Evolutionary Interpretation of Treaties (OUP, 2014).

The prize is awarded biennially by the Norwegian King (himself an Oxford PPE alumnus and an honorary fellow of Balliol) and has the inscription: 'juveni optimae spei' ('to the most able and hopeful youth'). Eirik was received by King Harald in Oslo on Friday 9 October.