Essay competitions — Faculty of Classics.
Prize competitions throughout the year include the prestigious Master’s Prize, the Emmanuel Miller Prize in the Philosophy of Science, the Constable Essay Prize on a topic within the Physical Sciences, the Mansergh Prize in History as well as the Douglas Adams Prize for Humourous Writing.
The support available will depend on the distance travelled, based on the shortest route between your home postcode and St John’s College; for more information on our Travel Awards click here. Previous Study Days at St John's. Maths Study Day: Thursday 5th March 2020; History Study Day: Tuesday 10th March 2020; University-wide study days. Many other colleges and departments organise study.
Classics and Ancient History essay competition (run by St John’s College Oxford). Open to year 12 students. Young Geographer of the Year (Royal Geographical society) 16-18 years St Hilda’s (Oxford) History Essay Prize.
Entering an essay in our competition can build knowledge, and refine skills of argumentation. It also gives students the chance to have their work assessed by experts. All of our essay prizes are judged by senior academics from the University of Oxford.
Essay Prizes and Competitions; Robson History Prize; Robson History Prize. The Robson History Prize is an annual competition for Year 12 or Lower 6th students. The Prize was established in 2007 in memory of the historian Robert Robson, who was for many years a Fellow and Tutor at Trinity. The aims of the Robson Prize are twofold: firstly, to encourage ambitious and talented Year 12 or Lower.
Several Cambridge colleges run essay competitions related to Classics, for students in year 12. Whether you are planning to apply to Cambridge or not, we encourage you to get involved. Follow the links for further information: Newnham Classics Essay Competition; Corpus Classics Essay Competition; Fitzwilliam Ancient World Essay Competition.
St John’s College intends to appoint up to six College Research Associates from 1 September 2020. Candidates must be of postdoctoral standing, and may be graduates of any University. They would normally hold awards made in a national or international competition for the purpose of conducting research in the University of Cambridge or at an associated research institution, as listed here.
At St John’s we challenge our pupils intellectually and encourage them to become successful learners. We recognise the importance of strong examination results, as GCSEs and A levels can open the doors to higher education and future career paths.
With St John’s College, Cambridge, entries will be judged by at least three or more judges from a panel comprising Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, Lord Dyson, Sir Richard Aikens, Sir Jack Beatson, Stewart Boyd QC, Professor Zac Douglas QC, Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler and Professor W.W. Park.
The Michael Mustill Essay Prize was established in 2018 by The International Dispute Resolution Centre (IDRC), in association with St John’s College, Cambridge, to commemorate the life and work of Lord Mustill, one of the great figures of arbitration, recognised for his exceptional intellect, analytical rigour and unassailable independence. 1.
Trinity College launched the Gould Prize for Essays in English Literature in 2013. This is an annual competition for Year 12 or Lower 6th students. The Prize has been established from a bequest made by Dr Dennis Gould in 2004 for the furtherance of education in English Literature. This Essay Prize has the following aims. First, to encourage talented students with an interest in English.
Thomas Clarkson, a scholar of St John’s College at the time, won the prize for an essay involving a careful review of the horrifying realities of slavery. Clarkson was so moved by what he discovered that, soon after, he decided to dedicate his whole life to fighting for the abolition of slavery.
Fitzwilliam College Ancient World and Classics Essay Competition - April (Closed) St John’s Classic and Ancient History Essay Competition - April (Closed) (St Hugh’s College) The Mary Renault Prize - July 24th (Open) English (Newcastle University) Young People’s Poetry Prize) Queens’ College Estelle Prize for English (Not offered this year).
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Our essay competition, open to Year 12 students from UK schools, aims to recognise the achievements of gifted young critics from a diverse range of academic backgrounds and with a wide range of interests, and to encourage talented students with an interest in any of the subjects studied on the Cambridge English course to explore these interests further.
Several colleges and departments of the University of Oxford run competitions which are open to students from schools and colleges.Preparing an entry for one of these competitions is a valuable experience for academically motivated students, so please do encourage your students to enter. There are also some exciting prizes to be won.