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First Middleton Prize Awarded

James Middleton presents the Middleton Essay Prize to Stephen PartridgeStephen Partridge, a third-year Philosophy and Political Studies major, has won the first ever James Middleton Essay Prize.

Mr. Partridge received a $600 award for his essay Plato and Justice at a luncheon at Lady Eaton College on September 26.

"It's an essay that was creative and a risk-taker but it was also an essay that was accessible. It is work that can be broadly consumed outside of the university," said Dr. Christopher Tindale, who chaired the committee judging the essays.

Accessibility, a criterion for essay submissions, was one item that drew Mr. Partridge to the contest.

"I thought some of the characteristics they were looking for in the essays were very important, particularly the accessibility issue," he said. "I'm really honoured to win this award."

Mr. Middleton hopes the prize encourages students to keep studying. "It's a small acknowledgement of the work that you do," he said.

He chose Trent for the Middleton Prize because he was looking for a university that believed in the Humanities as the core of a strong liberal arts program.

"A lot of universities claim to believe in the liberal arts but they simply offer a lot of courses. Trent attracted me by its small size and the fact it is committed to the liberal arts and the Humanities."

The essay prize will alternate between Ancient Classics and Philosophy one year and English and History the next. Authors must be in second year and must be majoring in the Humanities.

Photo: James Middleton presents the Middleton Essay Prize in the Humanities to Stephen Partridge, a third-year Philosophy and Political Studies major.

Posted September 27, 2005






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