18 May 2017

New Philosophy competition for Under 15s

The Jessop Building.

The Department of Philosophy is launching a new Thought Experiment Competition which is open to school children up to 15 years old.

Thought experiments are imaginary scenarios that people use to think about philosophical issues. Entrants are asked to submit a description of the thought experiment taking up no more than one side of paper.

The best three entries will receive book prizes and a short animated film of the winning entry will also be created and put on YouTube.

More information and how to apply

Essay Prize

The department also runs a Philosophy essay prize for school pupils in Years 10, 11 and 12.

The prize aims to widen interest in philosophy and encourage ambitious secondary school students to study philosophy at University. Entrants are invited to write an essay of up to 1,500 words on a philosophical topic. We award a first prize of £100, second prize of £50 and third prize of £25.

More information on the essay prize and how to apply.

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