All Linacre Old Members, friends, Fellows, students, and staff are invited to the annual Domus Prize competition on Saturday, 1st July, starting at 4:00 pm in the Tanner Room. A short-list of six students, selected by the College Academic Committee from the long list of applicants, will compete for three Domus Prizes worth £500 each; runners up will each receive a £50 prize. The presentations, which will be pitched for a non-specialist audience, will take no more than 15 minutes each, including an opportunity for the audience to ask questions. The event will begin promptly at 4pm in the Tanner Room, and will conclude by 6 pm with the announcement of the winners. All members of the audience will be able to cast a vote for the Prize winners.
Students will be judged on their communication skills, including the ability to ‘tell a good story’ which clearly explains their subject, as well as their success in engaging the audience by making points which are entertaining and well-illustrated.
This year’s finalists and their topics are listed below.
For ONE Busuttil Domus Prize (relating to: Business, Criminology, Government, International Relations, Law or Politics)
16:00 Richard Parfitt Songs for Terrorism?
16:15 Zhaoyuan Wan The Question of Science and Religion in Kang Youwei’s Confucianism
For TWO Domus Prizes (in any subject area): the Moorbath Domus Prize, and the Linacre Domus Prize
16:30 Zahra Aboukhalil Deciphering the Power of the Leukaemia Stem Cell
16:45 Michael De Lazzari Radiation-Induced Cataractogenesis
17:00 Ulrik Lyngs Ulysses in Cyberspace: How Anti-Distraction Apps Can Guide Digital Design
17:15 Jamie Wheeler Navigating through Bacterial Biofilms with Submicron Precision