Philosophy Essay Prize Winners 2018

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We are delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Philosophy essay prize.

The competition is open to school years 10, 11 and 12 and is run annually by the Department of Philosophy.

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.

Prize winners

We received a lot of entries and the judges enjoyed reading all of the essays. We are pleased to announce the winners as follows:

First Prize

Jack Chong, Wellington College Berkshire

Second Prize

Julius Gasson, Magdalen College School

Third Prize

Charlotte Nuttall, Bolton School Girls' Division

The winning entries are available to download from the Essay Prize webpage.

Congratulations to the winners and many thanks to all of those who entered. We look forward to running the competition again in 2019.

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