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The Von Hügel Institute and the Woolf Institute are delighted to launch a new annual essay competition for St Edmund's students! The theme of the 2021-22 competition is "Forgiveness".

The competition is open to all students of St Edmund’s College. To participate, students are invited to submit an essay on any aspect of the competition's theme, not exceeding 2000 words in length, sent via e-mail to, by 11th February 2022.

Submissions will be evaluated by a judging panel, and the author of the winning essay will be awarded a prize of £150.

Any questions? Please contact Vittorio Montemaggi



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