PREVIOUS EVENTS IN MT19
Brearley Essay Prize Ceremony 2019
Prize winners from across Oxfordshire's neighbouring counties were invited to Oxford to receive their well-earned prizes
The Brearley Essay Prize is an annual essay competition hosted by the Stubbs Society. It aims to foster strategic thinking and international awareness in current school students, as well as expose them to a formal essay competition. Students are given a choice of questions from topics such as Economics or History, with this years questions including ‘To what extent should a country undertake long term strategic economic planning?’ and ‘The ousting of a nation’s dictator inevitably leads to civil war. Discuss with reference to both ancient and modern history.’
This year we received over 40 essays from a wide range of students and it took a considerable amount of work to narrow them down to our prizewinners. However, eventually we were left with our three winners; Imogen Taylor, Daniel Chow, and Olivia Legge. On the day itself the prizewinners and committee enjoyed some fine dining for lunch at Keble before a quick tour of Oxford to familiarise the prize winners with the colleges they wished to apply to. It ended at Pembroke College and an informal chat with our Senior Member, Dr Eamonn Molloy, about Oxford life and admissions from the viewpoint of the tutor.