Essay Competition Success

Three Wycombe Abbey pupils have enjoyed success in external essay competitions this term.

Celia, LVI submitted her essay ‘When has ignorance of history failed us?' to the John Locke Institute History Essay Competition in August. Drawing inspiration from George Santayana's The Life of Reason and the book's famous quote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”, Celia explored the societal tendency to create scapegoats. We are pleased to learn that she gained an award for third place.

Cassia, UVI was awarded a special commendation in the R.A. Butler Politics Prize run by Trinity College, Cambridge and Cambridge University's Department of Politics and International Studies. The judging panel were very impressed with Cassia's essay entitled ‘Should elected leaders be limited in the amount of time they serve in office?'.

Scarlett, UVI also received a commendation for her essay ‘What was the cause of the downfall of the Qing Dynasty?' in the Julia Wood History Competition at St Hugh's College, Oxford. There were 234 entries to the competition, so Scarlett's achievement is enormously impressive.

Congratulations to Celia, Cassia and Scarlett.