Robson History Prize offered by Trinity College Cambridge

The deadline for the Robson History Prize (details see below) is  August 1st.

The Robson History Prize is an annual competition for Year 12 or Lower 6th students. The Prize was established in 2007 in memory of the historian Robert Robson, who was for many years a Fellow and Tutor at Trinity. The aims of the Robson Prize are twofold: firstly, to encourage ambitious and talented Year 12 or Lower Sixth students considering applying to university to read History or a related discipline; and secondly, to recognize the achievements both of high-calibre students and of those who teach them.

Candidates are invited each year to submit an essay of between 2,000 and 4,000 words on a topic to be chosen from the list of questions.  The list of questions for the 2015 Robson History Prize is available here.

Submissions must be made in hard copy (we regret that we cannot accept email submissions) and should be received by the deadline of 1 August each year. Those intending to apply should also complete an application form which is to be included with the submission. Results will be announced by the end of October.

Please send printed essays to the following address on or before 1 August:

The Robson History Prize 2015
c/o Ms Stacey Smith
Admissions Office
Trinity College

The competition carries a First Prize of £600, to be split equally between the candidate and his or her school or college (the school or college’s portion of the prize to be issued in the form of book tokens with which to buy history books), and a Second Prize of £400, which again is to be shared equally between the candidate and his or her school or college. In addition, three further essays of a high quality will be commended. All successful competitors will be invited to visit the College.

Any queries should be directed to Dr Richard Serjeantson by post, telephone to 01223 338589 or by e-mail.

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