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The Oxford Scientist Hilary Term 2020 Schools Competition

Should we focus on fixing our planet or move to a new one?

If you have an answer to this question, we want to hear it! Send us your thoughts as a 700-word essay and you’re in with a chance of having your piece published in The Oxford Scientist and winning a prize. 

You can take your essay in any way you want… What are the problems we most need to fix? What are the best solutions currently available? Or do you have a new solution? Should we use the resources we have on Earth or look for better ones elsewhere? Do we need to answer this questions within a certain time frame? How can we work together to fix the planet and its problems? 

This competition is open to all UK students in years 10-13.

The deadline for essay submissions is Friday 24th January. 

For more information on this competition, please go to our website or email

If your school, sixth form or college would like to subscribe to The Oxford Scientist, please contact

Years 10 and 11 poster

Years 12 and 13 poster

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