Essay competitions at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge

Essay Competitions

Each year, Fitzwilliam College runs essay competitions in a variety of subjects, allowing talented pupils to explore their interests beyond the school curriculum.

The University of Cambridge seeks out students with a passion for their subject and who have investigated it outside the classroom. Our essay competitions provide students with an opportunity to engage with their interests in this way, allowing them to demonstrate their enthusiasm for their subject.

2021 Competitions

The deadline for our 2021 competitions has now passed. The deadline for our 2021 competitions has now passed. All results have now been released for the Archaeology, Architecture, and Classics & Ancient World competitions. We hope to release results for Land Economy and Russian Studies by early September at the latest, and will be in touch with all those who have submitted an essay.

Results for all essay competitions run in 2021 should now have been released, and all participants should have been emailed an outcome. Please email if this is not the case.


2022 Competitions

We hope to release questions for the 2021 essay competitions before the New Year, with a March/April 2022 submission deadline. Please check this page regularly for updates.

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