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Essay competitions

Fitzwilliam runs essay competitions in Ancient World/Classics, Land Economy, Russian Studies, Archaeology and Architecture, allowing talented students to explore interests in these subjects beyond the school curriculum.  

Essay Competitions 2018

Questions for this year's competitions are below.  If you have any questions relating to the competitions please contact us on

Ancient World/Classics 



Land Economy

Russian Studies 

Submission of entries 

The deadline for submission has now passed. 

Prizes and Certificates

Prizes and certificates for competitions will be awarded at prize-giving ceremonies here at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge during the University Open Days in July 2018.

First prize is £200. Runners-up will be awarded a certificate and £25 book voucher. Certificates of merit may be awarded to runners-up who have impressed the judges. The judges reserve the right not to award prizes if there is no entry of sufficient merit.

Winners of previous essay competitions:

Essay winners

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