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Humanities Writing Competition

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The Humanities Writing Competition is run annually for any Year 12 (or equivalent) students with interests in the Humanities. the 2018-19 competition is currently open, and will close on March 15th 2019.

The Humanities Writing Competition is based on five objects from the College’s small antiquities museum. Named after a Girton student, the Lawrence Room contains Anglo-Saxon finds from the College grounds, Egyptian material including the rare portrait mummy ‘Hermione’, and Mediterranean material from the Classical and pre-Classical worlds.

This competition is an opportunity for research and writing beyond the curriculum using one or more of the six objects as your focus. Essays or creative responses (such as dramatic monologues or short stories) are equally welcome. We are looking for the ability to connect different areas of knowledge, to think about details and to communicate clearly.

For more information on the compeition visit the website. The competition is now open and will close on Friday 15 March 2019.

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