This is a reminder that submissions are currently being invited for The Tablet essay writing competition, which this year includes a category for sixth form students as well as undergraduate and postgraduate university students. Students are invited to submit an essay of 1,500 words, suitable for publication in The Tablet, on the question ‘Is human life sacred, and what does that mean for ethics in the twenty first century?’

The deadline has been extended to 24th August, 2012. Please include a completed submission form along with the essay. Competition entries should be submitted as e-mail attachments to:

Postal entries should be sent to:

Professor Tina Beattie

‘Essay Competition’

Digby Stuart Research Centre for Catholic Studies

University of Roehampton

Roehampton Lane

London SW15 5PH