Louis Odgers (PPE, 2020) Wins 2022 Brandon Wilson Essay Competition
26 July 2022
Congratulations to St Peter's student Louis Odgers (Philosophy, Politics and Economics, 2020), who is the winner of the 2022 Brandon Wilson Essay Competition. Every year, the editors of the College Record invite 1,500-2,000-word essay submissions to the competition from St Peter's College students of any subject. The writer of the winning entry is awarded a cash prize and their essay is printed in the College Record.
Louis's essay explores the concept of time travel in the form of a classical philosophical dialogue between a philosopher (Louis, the PPE student) and a science-fiction fan (Louie, his alter-ego). You can read Louis's winning submission, ‘If time travel were possible, I could kill my own grandfather. I can’t kill my own grandfather. So time travel is impossible', here and in the forthcoming 2022 College Record.