The Duff Cooper Prize

Duff Cooper’s bookplate,
designed by Rex Whistler

The Duff Cooper Prize

The Duff Cooper Prize

Since 2005 we have been generously supported by
Pol Roger
which donates the Champagne for the award presentation,
and contributes £1000 towards the £5,000 prize.

Donations and Support

Duff Cooper Prize Logo

Given annually since 1956, The Duff Cooper Prize is dedicated to celebrating the very best in non-fiction writing. Its income is the interest raised on the Duff Cooper Prize Fund, which was collected by Duff Cooper's friends after his death in 1954.

We have been exceptionally lucky in our friends and supporters. For some years the party has been hosted by The French Ambassador, a generous gesture reflecting both Duff Cooper's love of France and his own career as Ambassador to Paris after the War. We are also very grateful to Pol Roger, who donate the Champagne for the party and contribute £1000 to the Prize.

Since 2017, New College Oxford has taken over the administration of the Prize although the Duff Cooper Fund, and its charitable status, remain completely independent. Should you wish to make a donation, please contact the Warden, Miles Young:

Registered Charity 313572

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