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Results of the Big Oxplore Essay Competition!

Essay poster preview imageThank you so much to everyone who took part in our ocean-themed essay competition we ran in November-December 2020.  

We were delighted by the number of entries we received. The judges were really impressed by the high quality of the submissions and the creativity shown. This made it a tough task to select the winners! 

If you would like to read the winning and runner-up essays, we have shared them on the Oxplore blog together with the video messages from the judges sharing their personalised feedback. 

Winning essays in Year 7-9 category

Winning essays in Year 10-13 category 


Free online events

Oxplore's most recent interactive online event for schools took place on Wednesday 7 October 2020. We discussed the Big Question ‘Could there be real-life X-men?’ with a panel of academics from the University of Oxford. You can watch this Live Stream again here!

You can also catch up with our past live events on our YouTube channel.

The Oxplore Book Club

We're excited to announce that we will be launching a Book Club in 2021. Keep an eye on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) at @letsoxplore for more information. 

Hot off the Big Question press

Our newest Big Questions are:

We're working on this right now:

  • Could a country disappear?

Don’t forget, you can submit your own Big Questions too!