Department of Theology and Religious Studies

Winner of the David Garlick essay competition announced

Laura Koscielska standing outside a castle, and Callum Blair smiling in a suit

Winner Laura Koscielska and runner-up Callum Blair

Congratulations to our 2021 David Garlick essay competition winner:

  • Laura Koscielska, of The Purcell School for Young Musicians

Laura's essay was entitled, 'Apophaticism as the Ultimate Way of Reaching Out Towards the Divine'.

Our judges commented, "This is an excellent essay on a difficult subject with great use of scholarship". Laura recives £100 in book tokens as her prize.

You can download the winning essay here (PDF).

Congratulations also go to runner-up:

  • Callum Blair, of the Colchester Royal Grammar School 

Callum's essay was entitled ‘Assess the Strength of Hume’s Criticisms of the Design Argument’, and he receives £30 in book tokens.

The Garlick Prize is named in memory of a former student, David Garlick, who made a generous bequest to the department, and is intended to promote our joint disciplines of Theology and Religious Studies. As part of the annual competition, the Department of Theology and Religious Studies invites A Level students to submit an essay on any subject within the A level syllabus. This could include theology, philosophy, ethics, and world religions. 

Posted on Wednesday 19th January 2022

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