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Thriving in Theology!

Posted on 18th January 2019 | GeneralNewsAwards

Lauren Toner picks up second place in Chester University Religious Studies Essay Writing Competition.

Year 13 Religious Studies pupil, Lauren Toner, has been awarded second place in the prestigious Chester University Theology essay-writing competition.

The essay competition was set up to encourage research and critical-thinking on some of the most pressing questions facing humanity today. Entries were judged on the quality of argument, powers of persuasion and knowledge presented. Lauren chose to respond to a question that has puzzled scholars and theologians for many years: ‘What is a good life?’

Miss Burn's, Head of RE. pictured with Lauren Toner.
Miss Burn’s, Head of RE. pictured with Lauren Toner.

“Lauren made excellent points and drew on a range of sources very effectively.” Dr. Wendy Dossett.

Dr. Wendy Dossett (Senior Lecturer in Religious Studies at the University of Chester) noted that Lauren made excellent points and drew on a range of sources very effectively.  She said: “The essay showed genuine expertise in Theology/Religious Studies. It was an excellent entry.”

The Theology and Religious Studies Department at the University of Chester has been ranked joint first in the sector, which serves to highlight further this outstanding achievement. Congratulations, Lauren.