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Top essay prize for George
3:50pm Sunday 8th July 2012 in News
A PUPIL from Knutsford Academy has won an essay competition run by St John’s College, Cambridge.
George Edmondson, 17, won the Wilkinson Quincentenary Prize with his essay on the topic of ‘There is nothing left to explore’.
It was a philosophical essay based on our understanding of knowledge and perceptions of reality.
George focused on the lack of knowledge we have about an ‘absolute truth’, in particular our lack of knowledge of the spectrum of human emotions.
The prize was awarded for the first time in 2011 to mark the 500th anniversary of the founding of the college in 1511 by Lady Margaret Beaufort and is open to all pupils in the Lower Sixth Form.
George is studying ‘A’ levels in philosophy, history, mathematics and French, and hopes to study philosophy at Cambridge University if he is offered a place.
He, together with his parents, Sarah and Stephen Edmondson and his philosophy tutor Mrs Turnbull have been invited to attend a prizegiving lunch at the college, on July 9.
His prize is £750, with the same sum also awarded to Knutsford Academy. In addition he will have the chance to stay in the college for a week this summer with the use of the facilities to work on a project of his choice.