2018 - Final Judge: Dr Sean Ryan of Roehampton University
1st Place: Victoria L: ‘Does God Exist?’
2nd Place: Stefan W: ‘The Problem of Evil and Suffering’
3rd Place: Sophie R: ‘The Problem of Evil and Suffering’
Edward K: ‘Is Religious Studies Still Relevant in the 21st Century?’
Alma K: ‘What is Freedom?’
2019 - Final Judge: Professor Richard Price formerly of Heythrop College, The Specialist Philosophy and Theology College of the University of London
1st Place: Olivia B M C: Why we need the box.
2nd Place: Ema T: How can I ever know what’s real?
3rd Place: Kyle R: What is the meaning of life?
Mahak M: What is ‘goodness’?
Ulk G: What is the purpose of life?
April 2020 - Final Judge: Dr Elizabeth Burns of SOAS, UoL (First London wide competition)
1st Place: Olivia B M C: Our rights and responsibilities during the Covid-19 crisis.
2nd Place: Precious A: The ever-present existential question: What is the meaning and purpose of life?
3rd Place: Libby M C: Is Abortion Ever Justified?
Alysha M D: Is Abortion Ever Justified?
Yusra O: What is the role of religion in society?
Our thanks are extended to all the other schools which expressed interest in the competition and those who entered, as far as the Midlands.
October 2020 - Final Judge: Dr Helen Constigane of Saint Mary’s University. (London Wide)
1st Place: Hannah M: The Problem of Evil and Suffering
2nd Place: Sirjan N: The Problem of Evil and Suffering
3rd Place: Kyle R: What is ‘goodness’?
Olivia C: The Significance and Inevitability of Philosophy in all things.
Sergi N: Can we Truly Know Anything?
April 2021 - Final Judge: Dr Stephen Law of The Royal Institute of Philosophy, (First national competition)
1st Place: H Purnell The birth narratives have nothing to do with the doctrine of the incarnation. (James Allen’s Girls School)
2nd Place: E Tobin What solution to the problem of evil and suffering do Irenaean-type theodicies offer? (James Allen’s Girls School)
3rd Place: L Roberts Is Abortion Morally Right? (Blessed William Howard Catholic High School)
J Burnham Is voluntary Euthanasia Every Moral? (Horndean Technology College)
E Molyneux What is Goodness? (Bishops Bluecoat Church of England High School)
6 S K Narang Can Capitalism be Ethical? (SMSJ)
7 A Elson What would happen if God was confirmed to exist? (Crookhorn College)
8 O Collins In Defence of Semantics and Complexity. (SMSJ)
9 E Clark Is morality clear? (Bishops Bluecoat Church of England High School)
10 D Dagra The Purpose of Life (Pleckgate High School)
October 2021 – Final Judge: Dr Sr Gemma Simmonds of The Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology (National Competition – advertised by NACE)
1st Place: To be announced.
2nd Place: To be announced.
3rd Place: To be announced.
To be announced.