The Richard Compton Creative Writing Prize

Posted on Friday 23 November 2012

Winners announced

Richard Compton served as Clerk to the Corporation from February 1999 until his sudden and unexpected death in October 2010. A man of many talents, Richard was a gifted writer who mastered the art of rendering the most complex and abstruse discussion into lucid, crystal clear prose! Under his skilled penmanship, rambling technicalities poured over in committees became minutes of rare beauty: accurate, pithy, poetic and always written with gusto and style.

Following his untimely passing, it was decided that donations should be made to the College in Richard’s name for us to do with as we saw fit. How appropriate therefore that Richard’s remarkable gifts, enjoyed by so many of us, should be remembered and celebrated in this competition. He would be proud of the standard of prose created by the winners of this, the Richard Compton Prize, 2012.

To read the winning stories please click on the following title links:

Winner: Amy Beaumont Fall

Runners up: Katherine Binks Bound and Lewis Shaw Four Hundred and Forty Miles

Simon Jarvis
Principal 

Presentation of awards LtoR: Andrew Needham, Chair of the Corporation, Lewis Shaw, Amy Beaumont, Katherine Binks and English teachers, Hannah Mantle and Paul Barker.

Presentation of awards LtoR: Andrew Needham, Chair of the Corporation, Lewis Shaw, Amy Beaumont, Katherine Binks and English teachers, Hannah Mantle and Paul Barker.

Richard Compton

Richard Compton