Oxford Scientist Essay Competition

Sixth Former Receives Praise in Oxford Scientist Essay Competition.

Max P. in Year 13 has had an essay that he wrote for ‘The Oxford Scientist’ highly commended by the University of Oxford’s online journal.

Max’s essay ‘Treasure Islets: A Revolution in Diabetes Therapy’ was targeted at sixth form students studying in the UK and has been officially recognised as a runner-up in the competition.

“The brief was very open ended: to write a short 700-word article on the topic of ‘young scientists’,” Max writes. “I chose to centre my essay on the work of Frederick Banting and the discovery of Insulin. As the youngest Nobel Prize winner for physiology, Banting was a fitting example of the perseverance and hard work that a young scientist must exhibit. The part of his story that I found most intriguing was his single-minded determination, despite the dismissal of more senior physicians and the interruption of the first world war. The article is available on the Oxford Scientist website under the Michaelmas term heading. I would thoroughly recommend giving the other competition articles a read as they really do offer a range of fascinating scientific stories that might even inspire the young scientists of tomorrow!”

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