Big Think Competition

Event date
17 Mar 2023 to 1 May 2023
Event time
St Edmund Hall
Event cost
Target audience
Age range
Age 15-16 (year 11), Age 16-17 (year 12), Age 17-18 (year 13)
Not required

Teddy Hall's Big Think Competition is back for 2023!

With more subjects available than ever, now is the perfect time to dive into one of our tutors' 'big' questions! These have been specially designed to challenge you beyond your normal school curriculum and get you thinking big about your subject and what it might be like to study it at university. It's also a great super-curricular activity to include in a personal statement!

To enter, simply record a video of 5 minutes or less answering one of our 'big' questions. We don't judge on presentation – film the video on your phone, if you'd like! – but on the quality of your arguments and research.

Winners will receive:

  • £100 First Prize
  • £50 Second Prize
  • £35 Subject Commendations

Winners will also be invited to Oxford for the day where they will get to discuss their entries with subject tutors, have a tour of College with current students, and enjoy lunch in our Hall.

Open to UK state school students in Years 11-13, you can find more information on how to enter, as well as the list of questions, at via the St Edmund Hall website

Good luck!