Matthew Arnold Memorial Prize winners announced

Matthew Arnold

The English Faculty is pleased to announce that the Matthew Arnold Memorial Prize 2018 has been awarded to Michael Rizq. Proxime accessit has been awarded to Joel Diggory.

The prize is awarded to the best essay written on a specific theme, which is habitually expressed in a quotation from Matthew Arnold. The subject of this year's prize was “Not a having and a resting, but a growing and a becoming, is the character of perfection as culture conceives it” (Matthew Arnold, Culture and Anarchy). The standard of entries this year was high, and the judges would like to express their thanks to all those who submitted to the prize.

The winning essay, with the author's permission, can be read here. For further information about the Faculty's prizes, please see the relevant page of the site.