Did anyone do any of the Peterhouse Cambridge essay prizes this year?

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Hey all - did anyone enter it this year? How do you think it went?

I did the Kelvin Essay, the scientific one - The questions were:
  1. You are given £10 billion to build a telescope. Where, how and why will you build it and how will you use it to uncover the secrets of the Universe?
  2. ‘There is no such thing as electron deficient compounds, only theory deficient Chemists.’ Discuss.
  3. If you were to engineer a tree species to grow tall, what morphological and physiological traits would this species have and how tall could it eventually grow? Physical laws to aid your explanation are welcomed.
  4. "How far is it to the moon?" - This question may be unrelated to the moon. Read what it is really about here: http://www.hep.phy.cam.ac.uk/~lester/essayQuestion.html
  5. Is knowledge based medical training obsolete in 2015?
Here's the link to the main page http://www.pet.cam.ac.uk/essay-prizesand this year's questions for:

Kelvin Science: https://www.pet.cam.ac.uk/sites/www....elvin%2016.pdf

Vellacott History: https://www.pet.cam.ac.uk/sites/www....acott%2016.pdf

Thomas Campion English:
https://www.pet.cam.ac.uk/sites/www....ion%2016_0.pdf
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Did anyone else here do it? I want to do it next year
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Really enjoyed entering this year, would definitely recommend it. I did the History one btw
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