Peacocke Prize - 2022 Entry Now Open

In memory of its founding President and former Chairman, the Revd Dr Arthur Peacocke, the Science and Religion Forum offers an annual essay prize. The student essay can address any issue at the intersection of science and religion and does not need to relate to the conference theme, although students are welcome to address the conference them should they wish.

For the first time this year the essay can either be written or a recorded presentation.

The prize is open to students broadly defined as anybody in full or part-time education (over 16).

The prize will consist of a cash award of £250, free membership of the Forum for one year, and the UK travel and accommodation costs (or equivalent of) of the winner’s participation in the Forum’s annual meeting. Subject to the decision of the panel, the winning essay will be published in the Forum’s journal (Reviews in Science and Religion) and the winner may be given the opportunity to present the paper at the annual conference.

The essay should be 3000-5000 words in length, including footnotes but excluding references. It should be preceded by an abstract of no more than 250 words, and should be submitted as an email attachment in Microsoft Word format.

The recorded presentation should be 30-50minutes in length (submitted either as a video or narrated PowerPoint) and should include references to appropriate scholarship. The submission email should include an abstract of no more than 250 words, and should be submitted as an email attachment, or accessible link (e.g. OneDrive, Google Docs etc).

All entries should be received no later than MIDNIGHT 31st March 2022 (GMT) to Finn Lawson who will also answer any questions about the prize. All submissions will be acknowledged within 1 week of receipt.

​The essay/recording should be the original work of the applicant – unacknowledged quotation from the work of others will automatically disqualify the entry. Copyright in the essay will remain with the author. Each submission should be accompanied by a statement from the author’s Supervisor or Head of Department, or Year, confirming the author’s student status and indicating awareness that the essay has been submitted. The adjudicators reserve the right not to award the Prize if no entry of sufficient standard is received. Their decision will be final, and no correspondence about it will be entered into.