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Essay Competition Success for Lucy

 Lucy Little - Essay Competition WinnerStamford High School student, Lucy Little (Year 9), has won the under-16 category for the first ever Philosophy Essay Competition from Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln. The title “Has Science Killed God” presented applicants with a widely debated topic in academic circles and Lucy impressed the University with her research, accuracy and turn of phrase. With a word limit of three hundred words, entrants had to exercise skill to make their point briefly and persuasively. 

The Academic Coordinator of Theology at the University, said: “Out of over 100 entries in the under 16 category, Lucy Little’s essay struck the panel as a stand out piece of work. Not only was it highly intelligent, it was also written in a pithy and engaging style. Such was the maturity of her short piece that the initial reaction from our judges was that her entry had found itself in the wrong pile and should have been in the over-16 category. Here it might also have been a likely winner. Lucy is a very worthy winner of our first Robert Grosseteste Essay Competition and she shows enormous promise for the future.”

Her prizes include a £50 book token and an invitation to attend an international Religion and Science conference at Robert Grosseteste in July where Professor Tom McLeish, Head of Physics from Durham University, will present her with a signed copy of his latest book.

You can read Lucy’s essay below.