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Newman Student Receives Recognition from Cambridge University

Cardinal Newman College, Year 13 student Halgurd Kawa has been honoured with prestigious recognition from The Franklin Society at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge University. He entered their Essay Competition for 2016 and achieved 3rd place for his essay titled ‘Compare Science Fiction to Reality.’

President of the Franklin Society; Kirsty Brocklehurst awarded Halgurd a certificate for 3rd place and expressed that the “society were particularly impressed with his knowledge of different types of civilisation.”

Halgurd, who hopes to apply for Cambridge University when he leaves Cardinal Newman, aims to achieve with outstanding A Levels in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Maths next year. He said he hopes to study medicine in the future. “Coming third in this category for my essay means a lot to me. I really enjoyed writing it and the achievement is something I will be adding to my personal statement when I apply to university.”

Cardinal Newman Chemistry tutor Jack Moran congratulated Halgurd: “It’s great to see one of my students gaining such prestigious recognition at what is just the start of his scientific career!”

Halgurd, who previously attended Moor Park High School, used his closing paragraph to leave the reader questioning: “Perhaps we may need to create a unified and coherent theory of everything that allows us to bring the absurdity created by science fiction into existence, or, due to our unsubstantiated theories, we may have to just be acceptant of our place in the universe. After all, even science has its limits.

The question still remains.”


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