Congratulations to Jack in Year 13 who was named runner-up in the Colin Hardy Memorial Prize Competition. The competition was launched to foster interest and scholarship in the First World War among young historians aged 16 – 19; Jack had to submit a paper of between 3000 – 6000 words to enter. “I really enjoyed researching for and writing the paper,” said Jack. “I am obviously really pleased to have been named as a runner-up as it was a national competition.”

David Williams, Co-ordinator of the Competition commented, “It was a very keenly fought contest and we had to have two extra rounds of adjudication to finalise the order of merit.  However, the judges assessed that Jack’s meticulous balance in discussing Lloyd George’s role in the Shells Crisis of 1915, which is no mean feat when dealing with such a nuanced, tricky and divisive character as Lloyd George, and the absolute relevance of all his points, gave the paper that extra edge.” 

Do click here to read Jack’s award-winning paper.