I am thrilled to share with you that St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford has honored me by naming their flagship Philosophy, Politics and Economics essay competition after me.
The Kavita Singh PPE Essay Competition organized by St Hugh’s College, University of Oxford is open to State school students in the UK or international students in the Sixth Form (grades 11 and 12). Students can win a prize worth up to £500 and the deadline is 28th July 2023.
With my passion for education and widening access, I am excited that the 3 essay prompts are not only thought-provoking but also delve into important contemporary issues such as democratic institutions, wealth tax, and the association of identity with the mind and the body.
The Kavita Singh PPE Essay Competition essay competition can help students hone their critical thinking skills, explore their interests in Philosophy, Politics, or Economics, and display their academic prowess to boost their chances of getting into top universities globally.
Students can select one of the 3 essay prompts are based on the three areas of the interdisciplinary major- Philosophy, Politics and Economics and are as follows:
Suppose technology advanced to such an extent that brain transplants became possible and someone else’s brain was implanted into your body, while yours was implanted into theirs. Would you emerge from this process with a new brain, or with a new body? Or would neither of these descriptions of the situation be correct?
Can we design democratic institutions that take into account the full preferences of the majority and where group decision-making is stable and where the process satisfies minimal conditions of fairness?
Recent years have seen an active public debate on the merits and costs of wealth taxes. What problems (if any) could a wealth tax solve and what are the expected economic costs of such a tax?
The entries need to be between 2000-4000 words and must be submitted alongside the Kavita Singh Prize Cover Sheet which is available on the website.