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St John's College Essay Competition

Calling all Year 12s: St John's College Annual Essay Competition.

Are you a year 12 student (or equivalent) in the UK with a flare for essay writing? Are you interested in Classics and Ancient History?

Then get your skates on this weekend and you could be in with a chance of winning £125 in book tokens and, best of all, every entrant is invited to spend a study afternoon at the stunning St John’s College.


Essays should be submitted by email to with a cover sheet.

Alternatively they can be posted with a cover sheet to Classics Essay Competition, College Office, St John’s College, Oxford, OX1 3JP.


The deadline is 4:00pm on Thursday 23rd February

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Top Tips

• You may well find that the classical and ancient world wets your intellectual appetite and if so, St John’s offers courses in Classics & Joint Schools, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, and History (Ancient and Modern). They welcome applications from students with and without prior experience of studying the ancient world.

• Getting to spend a study afternoon at St John's is a huge perk of the competition. This will really help you to see if studying at Oxford could be for you.

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