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Big Oxplore Essay Competition

We're delighted to be running a philosophy and ethics-themed essay competition for secondary school students in Wales, Cornwall and the South West of England

We're inviting students in years 7-13 to write a 750-word response to one of the following essay titles:

  • Do we need laws to have morals?
  • How effective do you think punishment is in shaping and changing our behaviour?
  • Is there ever a moral justification for trophy hunting?

All entries should be emailed to oxplore@admin.ox.ac.uk by 11:59 PM GMT on 16 February 2021.

Entries will be reviewed by our expert judging panel. There will be two age categories: years 7-9 and 10-13. The winners will receive £100 in Amazon vouchers and the runners-up will receive £50 in Amazon vouchers.

For more information and guidance, visit https://bit.ly/BigOxploreEssay

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Free online events

Oxplore was delighted to feature in the UNIQ 2021 programme. As part of this, we discussed the Big Question ‘Do we all see colour the same?’ with a panel of academics from the University of Oxford. You can watch this Live Stream here!

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

The Oxplore Book Club

Book Club speech bubble logoWe launched the Oxplore Book Club in March 2021 and it has been a ton of fun ever since! The Book Club is taking a break for now but will be back for World Book Day 2022! Keep an eye on our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) at @letsoxplore for the latest updates.