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Newcastle Classical Prizes awarded

Dr Andrew Sillett, from St Hilda’s College, Oxford gave his expert adjudication for the Newcastle Classical Prize this morning in Election Hall.  He praised the impressive quality of the language work on four very challenging passages, and dissertations that demonstrated enormous levels of hard work from all the boys who had entered the prize.  He picked out a number of moments that stuck in his mind from the vivas on Monday, and commented on how eloquently many had been able to defend and expand on what they had written.  The winner of the Ancient History Prize was Olly Perry (PGW) with Stefano Richardson Vassallo (NPTL) proxime.  The winner of the Newcastle Classical Prize was Jack Stacey KS, with Alec Wallis (PGW) a close proxime.  There were four commendati – Ivor Chipman (JCAJ), Trajan Halvorsen (HWTA), Henry Pooley (PGW) and Cyrus Tehranchian (BJH).  The Provost, an erstwhile winner of the Newcastle Prize before it split into the Newcastle and Newcastle Classical Prize back in 1977, had introduced the prize and the examiner, and the Head Master thanked the examiner and concluded proceedings.

DATE POSTED: 27 September 2018

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