29 August 2017

Congratulations to university essay prize winners

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Congratulations to our students who have won university essay prizes this year.

Cara Digby-Patel

Congratulations to Cara Digby-Patel on winning the annual Fitzwilliam College Cambridge Ancient World/Classics Essay Competition, with her essay ‘“We see women in the ancient world only through the eyes of men.” Discuss.’ 

Amelia Irwin

Well done to Amelia Irwin who was awarded the first prize in the Biological Sciences category of the Newnham College Cambridge annual essay prizes.

Newnham College’s annual essay prize competitions are designed to encourage ambitious female sixth-form students to explore university-level subjects and themes and to develop their independent research and writing skills.

A record-breaking number of entries were received from a wide range of schools across eight different categories; Architecture, Biological Sciences, Engineering, History, Modern and Medieval Languages, Philosophy, Physical Sciences, and the Woolf Essay Prize, with questions inspired by Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own.

Dr Sam Lucy, Newnham Admissions Tutor, said: ‘The field this year was particularly strong, with a record number of entries, and the judges were impressed by the range and quality of the research undertaken by the entrants.’

Jason Leung Congratulations to Jason Leung who received an Honourable Mention in the Jesus College Cambridge Lord Toulson Law Essay competition.

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