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Essay Competitions

St Hugh’s essay competitions are open to Sixth Formers from the UK and across the world. These are a fantastic opportunity to explore a topic of interest in a particular subject in more depth, whether something you have studied at school has inspired you, or whether you are keen to broaden your horizons in a new academic discipline.

In addition to our long-standing Julia Wood (History) and Mary Renault (Classical Reception) prizes, we are excited to launch two new competitions in 2023: the Kavita Singh (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) and Gwyneth Bebb (Law) competitions.

All four competitions are now open: the deadline for submissions is 5pm (GMT) on Friday 28th July 2023.

To find out more about these competitions please click on the links below:

Julia Wood
Mary Renault
Kavita Singh
Gwyneth Bebb