Ellie and Angus will receive their prize money (£200 and £100 respectively) from the Gladstone Memorial Trust in due course, and Ellise's essay will also be published in the next edition of Omnibus, along with the names of all the finalists.
We were all delighted to hear about Ellie's prize, but were thrilled when John Godwin received a second email from The Omnibus editor later in the day, telling him that another of our students, Angus Thompson G UVI) had been awarded the second prize. Dr. Ní Mheallaigh's email this time round just has to be repeated:
"...another one of your students, Angus Thompson, has won the runner-up prize in the Omnibus Gladstone Essay competition for his essay 'How good a storyteller is Homer?' As I explained earlier, the competition was extremely tough, especially among the finalists; it was invidious, really, to choose between the two winning essays - Angus' essay was absolutely outstanding for the quality of his scholarly research in particular and for his truly impressive knowledge of the Iliad.
Ellie Moodey (MSH UVI), has been awarded first prize in the national Omnibus Gladstone Competition - the UK's premier essay prize in Classics - for her essay 'Is Ovid in the Metamorphoses more interested in pornography or moral lessons?'