Shrewsbury School

Classics: First prize in national essay competition

Thursday 1 November 2012

Rosie Parr May 2012We were delighted to hear that Rosie Parr (EDH UVI), was awarded first prize in the national Omnibus Gladstone Competition - the UK's premier essay prize in Classics - for her essay 'Country life versus urban living in ancient Rome'.  This follows on from Rosie's Certificate of Commendation last term from Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, for her essay on 'Women in the Ancient World'.

This is the third consecutive year that a Salopian pupil has won the first prize in the Gladstone Competition, and in each of the last six years one of our pupils has managed either to win the first prize or the runner-up position (last year, we won both the first and second prizes).

Rosie will receive £200 prize money, and her winning essay will be published in the next edition of Omnibus.

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