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2014 Henry Kitchener Essay Prize

16th Feb 2016

The 2014 prize took the form of an essay competition in two age categories.

The Institute is grateful to Henry’s niece, Lady Emma Fellowes, for the donation which made this prize possible.

Two Categories

Henry Kitchener Prize

A prize for 18 – 30 year olds, with a top award of £1000 and other prizes of £250, plus highly commended certificates. The word limit for this essay prize is 2000 words.

How has the modern diet contributed to the increase in mental ill-health?

We are delighted to announce that overall winning essay was by Matthew Kerr from Somerville College, Oxford. His essay truly captured the key dietary factors that have led to the increase in mental ill-health. This essay was clear and concise, covering a wide range of topics and we feel it is certainly a very deserving winner.

You can read his essay by clicking here.

Runner Up – Katherine Ember – St Catherine’s College, Oxford

Highly Commended – Nicolas Farina, Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Highly Commended – Stefania Guiu, University of Plymouth

Henry Kitchener Junior Prize

A prize for under 18s – a top award of £500 and other prizes of £100, plus highly commended certificates. The word limit for this essay prize is 1500 words.

How does what we eat affect our brains?

The overall winner for the under 18s category was Harry Ellison-Wright from Bryanston School. His essay covered a broad range of scientific topics whilst the writing style was easy to read and thought provoking.

You can read his essay by clicking here.

Runner Up -Edwina Bishop, The Portsmouth Grammar School

Runner Up – Deeya Kotecha, Withington Girls’ School

Special Prize – Emilia McFadzean, St Benedict’s School, Ealing, London

Highly Commended Certificates were awarded to:

Harvinder Parwar, Edgbaston High School for Girls

Lydia Hickman, Didcot Sixth Form College

Emily Healey, Tewkesbury School

Isabel Boden, Portsmouth High School

Anthony Lim King, Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys

Olivia Ellis, Rendcomb College

Daniel Charlesworth, King Edward VI Camp Hill School for Boys

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