Shrewsbury has an extraordinary record of success in the national Omnibus Gladstone Competition - the UK's premier essay prize in Classics - but this year was our best ever as Salopian classicists were awarded both the First and Second prize.
Ellie Moodey (MSH UVI) took first prize with her essay "Ovid's Metamorphoses - pornography or morality lesson?", and Angus Thompson's (G UVI) essay "How good a storyteller is Homer?" was awarded second prize.
Ellie has now had her winning entry published in the magazine 'Omnibus', the magazine for students of the Classical world, which is read by sixth-formers and undergraduates throughout the UK and beyond.
Last year, George Ellis's essay "Courting controversy: Shakespeare's use of Ovid in Venus and Adonis" was awarded 1st prize in the Gladstone competition, and in each of the three previous years Salopians have been runners-up.
We are delighted that three Salopian classicists have been successful with their Oxbridge applications this year, including both Ellie and Angus..