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Jamie Dawes (U6) wins Norfolk Cambridge Society Award

06 May 2021

U6 pupil Jamie Dawes has been successful in winning a top award from the Norfolk Cambridge Society.

This prestigious award scheme is an annual competition open to all Norfolk students who have been awarded a conditional offer to study at Cambridge University. Jamie has been offered a conditional place to study Geography at St Catherine’s College.

Jamie’s thought-provoking essay on inequality experienced in UK society was well received by the judging panel and resulted in his being shortlisted for interview. At interview, the panel were impressed by Jamie’s ability to articulate and defend his submission, securing him the award.

Jamie says: "I feel honoured to receive the NCS award and glad that I could contribute to meaningful discussions about major issues. I chose to focus my essay on inequality as I am passionate about social justice and wanted to explore the way inequality interacts through geography, and how this has become especially important through the pandemic. The award has been a great chance to develop my interests and share my perceptions and I would encourage everybody to make full use of such opportunities."

This award comes with a grant of £500 generously provided by the Norfolk Cambridge Society. Norwich School has been the host site for their popular lectures, with the 10th lecture in the series due in September, when Dr Nikhil Krishnan, Director of Studies in Philosophy at Robinson College, Cambridge, will discuss ‘The Pursuit of Truth – a Necessity or a Fool's Errand?’.

We wish Jamie well with his studies over coming months.