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The Woolf Institute's First William Kessler Essay Prize Competition

29th September 2020

The Woolf Institute is proud to announce its first William Kessler Essay Prize competition taking place during Michaelmas 2020. Details below and in PDF here.

UK Undergraduate and graduate students (Masters level) are invited to submit an up to 1500 words essay which broadly addresses one of the following topics:

· Interfaith Encounters on Campus and in Academia

· Secular Societies, Religious Followers; Opportunities? Challenges?

· Modern Identities – the Intersection between Race, Faith and Gender

· Lessons from the Past: How Interfaith Work can Benefit from Historical Research

Essays will be judged by the Woolf Institute’s leading academic staff. The top six leading essay writers will be invited to present on their essays in a virtual event which will take place at the beginning of December. An expert panel will then vote on the winner, who will receive a prize of 250 pounds. In addition, the top three essays will be published on our website and social media platforms.

Essays should be sent as a Word document to Alissa Symon, as2818@cam.ac.uk Key Dates:

Competition opens Oct 6

NEW DEADLINE: Competition Closes Oct 30

Shortlisted Essays Nov 12

Presentation Event held Beginning of December




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