Mar 11, 2019

Peterhouse, University of Cambridge: Kelvin Science Essay Prize

  • Crimson Education
  • United Kingdom
Multiple Competition


Peterhouse hold an annual Science essay competition for students with a keen interest in their chosen science. 

Competitors are advised that the main focus of the essay should not be material previously or currently being studied by the entrant as part of their sixth form studies. The entrant may refer to topics that will be studied in future so long as, at the time of the closing date, the entrant has received no formal tuition on the topic in question. All entries must be verified by a Head of Sixth Form or Head of History confirming that the essay is the entrant’s own work and that the main focus of the essay is not something which they have hitherto studied in the sixth form classroom.

The prizes are open to all students in year 12 or equivalent (i.e. in their penultimate year of school and usually aged 16 or 17), regardless of nationality or school country. Essays must be written in English.

Each competition has a prize pool of £750. Winners will be contacted by post - please make sure your postal address and other contact details are entered correctly!

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range


Application Deadline


Application Process Includes


The deadline for you to submit your essay is 16:00 GMT on Monday 25th March 2019. Essays which are not submitted by this time will not be considered under any circumstances. Your teacher will then receive emails from Peterhouse asking them to confirm that you are eligible and that the work complies with our guidelines, as listed in this document and on our website. They must do this by 16:00 GMT on Monday 1st April 2019 – please inform them of this. Essays which have not been approved by a teacher will not be considered.

For this reason, submission by post, fax or email will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances, and only by prior arrangement.

Please direct any questions to