Two Rex Nettleford Essay Prizes on Colonialism and its Legacies – one for Year 12 students in the UK and one for Undergraduate students at the University of Oxford – are now open for entries.
The multi-disciplinary prizes, valued at £250 each, are intended to encourage students to engage with the legacies of colonialism in all its forms – historical, political, social, cultural. Colonialism is a major theme in British history. Its legacies are all around us. By writing an essay for the prize, a student has an opportunity to uncover the enduring influence of colonialism in our society and culture and to address some of the difficult and uncomfortable questions that it poses.
The questions that will be explored during this year’s competition are:
The prizes are awarded on the occasion of an annual lecture also on the topic of ‘Colonialism and its Legacies’, which will take place in Trinity Term (April-June).
The prizes and annual lecture series are dedicated to Oriel alumnus and Honorary Fellow Rex Nettleford, in recognition of his distinguished contributions in the fields of scholarship, culture, and education. You can read more about Rex Nettleford on the prize homepage.