Although it is not part of the admissions process at Newnham, several previous prize-winners are current students.
Maegan Yeung, a 17-year-old student at Wycombe Abbey School, won the top award in the The Allyson Reed Science Prize category.
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I didn’t expect to win but I was delighted when I found out I had.” The winners were presented with their prize and a certificate by Dr Catherine Seville, Vice-Principal, she said: “It was an extremely competitive field and being named in the prize list is a great achievement.” Questions for the 2016 Essay Prize Competitions will be announced in November 2015.
For more information about the 2014/2015 questions, click here The full list of 2015 essay prize winners Engineering 1st place – Sarah Roger-Lund Engineering 2nd place – Sinead Donaghy Engineering 3rd place – Francesca Murphy History 1st place – Imogen Sinclair History 2nd place – Camelia Lequeux History 3rd place – Susannah Finlay Law 1st place – Lucy Mc Evoy Law 2nd place – Sabrina Brecher Law joint 3rd place – Tianyu Wang Law joint 3rd place – Helen Griffiths Philosophy 1st place – Hannah van Egmond Philosophy 2nd place – Grace Elshafei Philosophy 3rd place – Felicity Miles The Allyson Reed Science Prize 1st place – Maegan Yeung The Allyson Reed Science Prize 2nd place – Lauren Smith The Allyson Reed Science Prize joint 3rd place – Florence Brown The Allyson Reed Science Prize joint 3rd place – Natalie Cotton Woolf 1st place – Elizabeth Huang Woolf 2nd place – Isabella Morris Woolf joint 3rd place – Ruby Osman Woolf joint 3rd place – Jessica Lock Photograph caption: Dr Sam Lucy, Admissions Tutor and Dr Catherine Seville, Vice-Principal, with the group of 2015 essay prize winners.
The prize was founded in honour of Dr Allyson Reed, a former Associate Fellow of Newnham College and distinguished alumna, who sadly died this year.
Maegan chose to answer the question: “Bigger is better”. Speaking at the awards, Maegan said: “I entered because I found the question really intellectually stimulating and I found myself wanting to do the research required to answer it.
The strength of the field was exceptional, and all the judges were impressed by the effort and thoughtfulness shown in the varied essays produced.
“The judges had to make some difficult decisions to whittle that field down to the winners and runners-up of the six prizes, given the range and originality of responses, but those chosen are well-deserved winners.” It is hoped that exposing the sixth-formers to the type of work they will be expected to do at Cambridge will encourage them to consider applying to Newnham.