Oxford Accolades: Pupils Succeed in National Essay Competition
Two of our Upper Sixth Classicists had news of success in a national history essay competition over the summer. Head Girl Lottie, freshly returned from representing Scotland in the U19 Lacrosse World Championships, and Rhianna, an international CrossFit champion, both entered the prestigious Julia Wood Essay Prize, run by St Hugh’s College, Oxford.
Rhianna (who hopes to read Classics at Oxford) and Lottie (Classics and English) produced essays which explored works by Cicero and Sallust and the beginnings of the collapse of the Roman Republic in the first century B.C.. Both girls’ entries were ‘highly commended’ by the judging panel of Oxford dons and they have been invited up to Oxford to meet them later this month.
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