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Chadwick essay prizes for University members 2024-2025

This is an annual essay competition on the Philosophy of Religion and is open to members of the University.

Ƭ is offering one or more prizes of £500 in 2025 for essays concerning Theology, the Philosophy of Religion, the History of Religious Thought or Scriptural Interpretation by members of the University who, at the time when the essays are submitted, have not previously been awarded a Chadwick Prize and are either:

(a) in statu pupillari within the University having previously graduated with Honours from any university;  or

(b) graduates of the University, having graduated within the preceding three years.

The essay should be of approximately 4,000 words and should not have been previously submitted for a degree or prize.

Hard copy essays must be sent to the Tutorial Office, Ƭ on or before the first day of the Easter Full Term 2025. Each essay must bear a pseudonym, but not the candidate’s name, and must be accompanied by a sealed envelope marked outside with the same pseudonym, and the name of the Prize, and containing the candidate’s full name and College written clearly.

Alternatively, essays may be submitted via e-mail to the Tutorial Office, Ƭ in PDF format (identified by pseudonym only).  The covering message should include the candidate's full name, pseudonym, e-mail address and college.