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 WESLEY HISTORICAL SOCIETY ESSAY PRIZE COMPETITION 2021

       

 

 

 

The Wesley Historical Society is delighted to announce its 2021 prize competition for essays on any topic involving the history of religion in the British Isles since 1700. The competition is being held in association with the Oxford Centre for Methodism and Church History, Oxford Brookes University. Two prizes of up to £250 will be awarded, one for a Sixth Form pupil, and one for an undergraduate studying for a first degree or a graduate studying for a masters degree. Where the standard of entries merits it, the prize money may be split.

Entries will be judged by a panel of historians overseen by the Society's President, Rev. Dr Tim Macquiban. The judges are looking for essays which are well argued and presented, and which display both understanding of religion and sensitivity to its social, economic and political context. Essays need not focus on Methodism.

Timetable: the competition is now open for submissions, which must reach the competition office (email address below) by 1 October. The Society aims to announce the winner(s) on the Society's website by 31 December.

Eligibility: for the Sixth Form prize, and any pupil studying full-time in a Sixth Form in the UK at the time of entry; for the student prize, any undergraduate or masters student studying at a UK university. Competitors must be resident in the UK at the date of submission of their entry.

Number of entries: Only one entry is permitted per person.

Essay length: entries should be 1,500-2,500 words long, including footnotes, but excluding (required) bibliography.

Originality: each entry must be the original work of the entrant. All entries will be subject to checking for plagiarism, including by the use of Turnitin software. The Society recognises that not all entrants will be able to undertake archival research, but draws attention to online resources such as these:

https://dmbi.online/

http://www.methodistheritage.org.uk/research-online-books.htm

https://wesleyscholar.com/ 

Acknowledgment of receipt and feedback: the Society will acknowledge receipt of entries, but is unable to provide feedback on individual entries.

How to enter: the essay and cover sheet (downloadable from the Society's website) should be submitted as three separate files, sent to cnorris@brookes.ac.uk, and copied to the teacher, lecturer or tutor who certifies the originality of the work. The cover sheet should be in PDF format, and the essay in both Word and PDF.

Enquiries: Please direct all enquiries concerning the competition to cnorris@brookes.ac.uk .

           

                       

   

Sixth Form Essay Prize 2021: cover sheet         Essay Prize: cover sheet PDF

                                                              

 


A.
  
Section to be completed by entrant

Name of entrant [typed or in capital letters]:

Email address of entrant:

Name and address of school or college:

 

Essay title:

 

I certify that the attached essay is my own work, and that all quotations and citations are fully acknowledged.

Signature

Date

 

B.    Section to be completed by the Head of History or Sixth Form

Name of teacher [typed or in capital letters]:

Email address of teacher

 

I certify that the attached essay is the entrant's own work.

Signature

Date

 

This form (once signed and dated) and the essay should be submitted in three separate files. The cover sheet should be in PDF format, and the essay in both Word and PDF. The essay files should NOT contain any information identifying the name or school/college of the entrant, but should give the essay title and date of submission exactly as on the cover sheet. The files should be sent by email, copied to the signatory of Section B, and must arrive by 1 October 2020.

 

Email address: cnorris@brookes.ac.uk. Subject line: Essay prize

 

 


 
Undergraduate/Masters Student Essay Prize 2021: cover sheet         Essay Prize: cover sheet PDF

 

 

 


A.
  
Section to be completed by entrant

Name of entrant [typed or in capital letters]:

Email address of entrant:

Name and address of university or college:

 

Essay title:

 

I certify that the attached essay is my own work, that I am studying for my first degree or a masters degree, and that all quotations and citations are fully acknowledged.

Signature

Date

 

B.    Section to be completed by History Lecturer or Tutor

Name of lecturer or tutor [typed or in capital letters]:

Email address of lecturer or tutor

 

I certify that the attached essay is the entrant's own work.

Signature

Date

 

This form (once signed and dated) and the essay should be submitted in three separate files. The cover sheet should be in PDF format, and the essay in both Word and PDF. The essay files should NOT contain any information identifying the name or university/college of the entrant, but should give the essay title and date of submission exactly as on the cover sheet. The files should be sent by email, copied to the signatory of Section B, and must arrive by 1 October 2021.

 

Email address: Email address: cnorris@brookes.ac.uk. Subject line: Essay prize

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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