Corpus Junior Research Prize: Win your own Mini-Library!

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Corpus Christi College are pleased to announce the return of their research project competition aimed at current year 13 students who are thinking of applying to Cambridge to study an arts, humanities or social science subject. Last year’s winners included research topics on the use of sniffer dogs in the UK criminal justice system, how approaches in Classics can revive a dying language, and an exploration of the changing demographics in Tower Hamlets.

Up to 10 prizes of £250 are on offer, which winners can spend on academic books, digital resources and magazine subscriptions to help them explore their subject over the summer holidays and throughout Year 14.

Winners will also be invited to an in-person prize-winner’s day, where they will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with an academic in their chosen field, and get advice on how best to spend their prize money, as well as explore Corpus and Cambridge.

Interested? How to Enter

Current Year 13s:

Have you ever wanted to know how the Black Death shaped the economy of medieval England?

Have you ever wondered how Christopher Marlowe’s use of language compared to Shakespeare?

Have you ever wondered what philosophical zombies can tell us about consciousness?

If you find yourself asking questions like these, then this could be the competition for you!

All you need to do is write 500 words telling about a research project you would like to undertake over the summer. It should be relevant to the subject you hope to apply for at Cambridge, but the rest is up to you!

You will need to get one of your teachers to submit your competition entry. There are a few academic and other criteria you’ll need to meet to be eligible. You can take a look at these criteria by clicking on link below, but if you don’t think you’re eligible, do double-check with a teacher before ruling yourself out – just in case.

Make sure that your teachers have nominated you before Friday 10 June 2022!


For full details and eligibility please click  HERE