We are delighted to announce Upper School student Eve as the winner of the 2019 Governors' Research Project Prize with her project entitled How far do translations shape our understanding of ancient literature?.
The Governors’ Research Project Prize is an annual competition, providing an opportunity for Upper School students to enrich their learning through the undertaking of a research project on a topic they have not formally covered in class.
Headmaster Dr Savage and members of the School's Board of Governors considered a range of entries on a diverse array of subjects this year, before selecting a small number of students to sit a viva and answer questions on their research topic.
Eve's final submission was a fascinating exploration of the nuances of translation as the lens through which we access the ancient world. Runners-up Anna and Theo also impressed the judges with the quality and depth of their research and knowledge.
- Anna's project was entitled: 'A free woman in an unfree society will be a monster.'1 To what extent can we consider Euripides' the Bacchae and Angela Carter's the Bloody Chamber and Other Stories to present 'monstrous' women as liberated?
- Theo's project was entitled: How can statistically-rigorous rating systems, such as Elo and Glicko-2, explose glaring limitations to our current exercise of the democratic process?
You can learn more about GRPP and read the abstracts for the 2019 winning essays on the Governors' Research Project Prize page.