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Corpus Christi College University of Cambridge

Year 12 Essay Competitions

For over a decade, Corpus Christi has run subject-based essay competitions which aim to give students the chance to research, think and write about topics that are incorporated into challenging questions by Cambridge academics. As a result of this we hope to encourage academically able students from all backgrounds to consider applying to Cambridge.

The 2016/2017 competition is now closed, but watch this space for the announcement of our next competition, which will likely be set in December 2017.

2016/2017 Competition Winners

The E.P. Thompson History Essay Prize Winners
First Prize: Samuel Woof McColl
Runner Up: Henry Aston
Highly Commended:
Lucia Cafoor-Camps
Gabriel Osborne
Christian Owen

The Christopher Marlowe English Essay Prize Winners
First Prize: Georgia Newson-Errey
Runners Up:
Alice Brewer
Will Bunker
Jack Franco

The Corpus Prize in Economics Prize Winners
First Prize: Peter Wallich
Runner up: Sophie Spitz
Highly Commended:
Thomas James Adams
Benjamin Simmons
Hugo Till