St John's College Oxford

A new Theology Essay Competition for Year 12 students

Date 3 July 2018

St John’s is holding a Theology Essay Competition for UK students in Year 12 or equivalent, who will be starting Year 13 in September 2018.

The St John’s College Theology Essay Competition is open to all UK students currently studying in Year 12 and who will be starting Year 13 in September 2018. The competition is open to students regardless of whether they are currently studying Religious Studies (or equivalent) at A-level. 

Students are invited to submit an essay of up to 2,000 words in answer to one of four questions. The essay titles have been chosen to take account of the research expertise at St John’s and to encourage the widest possible approach to the investigation of theology. The organisers are interested in providing an occasion for independent research, as well as to encourage curiosity and reflection.

Prizes of book tokens will be awarded for the winning essay on each question, and all the entrants to the competition will be invited to attend a Theology Study Day at St John’s on Saturday 6 October 2018. This will provide an insight into College life, a chance to tour the College and meet the Theology tutors and some current students.