Newnham Essay Competition 2020- Classics

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Hi, I was just wandering, if anyone else is entering it and how are you finding it.
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I entered MML
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I entered MML
Good luck! I am so stressed though. Do you know when we will be getting our results? Also do you know, how many people usually enter the competition per subject?
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Good luck! I am so stressed though. Do you know when we will be getting our results? Also do you know, how many people usually enter the competition per subject?
Not sure but I would guess a lot!
I was also trying to find this! I think it’s in July!
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Not sure but I would guess a lot!
I was also trying to find this! I think it’s in July!
Cool, thankss
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I really want to know the outcome now but I know it will be ageeees
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I entered the biological sciences one, I actually really enjoyed writing it (although it became a little stressful as the deadline neared). I think last year the winners were announced in late May/ early June. Good luck everyone!
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I entered the biological sciences one, I actually really enjoyed writing it (although it became a little stressful as the deadline neared). I think last year the winners were announced in late May/ early June. Good luck everyone!
That's amazing! Good luck to you too!
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That's so nice! What questions has everyone been answering?
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That's so nice! What questions has everyone been answering?
I answered ''supposing everyone could speak English would learning other languages be a waste of time'', what about you?
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I answered ' describe how organoids are being used to understand fundamental biology questions'. It seemed really difficult at the beginning but now I realise what a huge area of research it is. What about you?
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I answered ''supposing everyone could speak English would learning other languages be a waste of time'', what about you?
Oh wow that seems really interesting. What was your argument?
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Oh wow that seems really interesting. What was your argument?
I didn't have a main one, but I think the most important one was that the lingua franca was correlated with the economy and power, giving the example of Latin once being the lingua franca of the past and perhaps Chinese being the new one. My counter arguments were that learning languages increased motor abilities in developing children and that languages have so many idioms it's impossible to get a direct translation I also mentioned the ease of different grammar structures
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I didn't have a main one, but I think the most important one was that the lingua franca was correlated with the economy and power, giving the example of Latin once being the lingua franca of the past and perhaps Chinese being the new one. My counter arguments were that learning languages was good motor abilities, developing children and that languages have so many idioms it's impossible to get a direct translation I also mentioned the ease of different grammar structures
Those are really fascinating points! Best of luck with the competition.
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Those are really fascinating points! Best of luck with the competition.
thanks! What were your arguments?
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thanks! What were your arguments?
I talked about how organoids are able to replicate the structures and functions of real organs, how they're being used in colon cancer research and also research into producing more specific drugs for cystic fibrosis patients. I also mentioned their potential in organ transplants and wider use in clinical research.
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I talked about how organoids are able to replicate the structures and functions of real organs, how they're being used in colon cancer research and also research into producing more specific drugs for cystic fibrosis patients. I also mentioned their potential in organ transplants and wider use in clinical research.
oh wow that sounds so much more interesting than mine:laugh: good luck!
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I answered ''supposing everyone could speak English would learning other languages be a waste of time'', what about you?
That's so interesting! How did you find it? Mine was: "We know both a lot more and a lot less about Pompeii than we think. Could the same be said about Troy?"
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I talked about how organoids are able to replicate the structures and functions of real organs, how they're being used in colon cancer research and also research into producing more specific drugs for cystic fibrosis patients. I also mentioned their potential in organ transplants and wider use in clinical research.
That's incredible! Good luck
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