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R.A. Butler Prize 2018

On 22nd September 2018, ten participants in that year’s RA Butler prize competition – including the three winners and all seven of the candidates who received special commendations – attended a prize ceremony and lunch at Trinity College Cambridge. The lunch was hosted by Dr Glen Rangwala, the director of the undergraduate programme in Politics and International Studies at the University of Cambridge, and by Dr Peter Sloman, a lecturer in British politics.

After the lunch, the participants sat down for a discussion. The first recording is of their experiences of writing the essays. The second contains clips from their discussion of their ideas about contemporary politics.


Thanks very much to all those who participated in a thoroughly enjoyable and stimulating day:

Gergely Bérces (Milestone Institute, Budapest, Hungary), Tatyana Goodwin (Varndean College, Brighton), Eloise George (Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge), Shamima Afzal (Radcliffe School, Milton Keynes), Jedidiah Asemota (King Edward VI Grammar School, Chelmsford), Katherine Begley (St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon), Keir Bradwell (Hills Road Sixth Form College, Cambridge), Tom Hall (Gosforth Academy Sixth Form College, Newcastle upon Tyne), Henry Harris (St Paul's School, London) and James Lenton (Highgate Wood Sixth Form, London)