Practical Ethics and Responsibility competition 2022

Practical Ethics and Responsibility competition 2022

We invited school teams from around the world from Years 11-13 (or the equivalent) to take part in our Practical Ethics and Responsibility video competition, by sending us videos about an ethical problem and how the teams think responsibility is involved. We received some outstanding entries, and our judges found selecting just four to go on to the final a difficult job. However, we are now delighted to be able to share the winning videos with you, from the excellent teams at  Auguste Viktoria Gymnasium, St Mary’s School Ascot, Stratford Girls Grammar School and Varndean College, as well as nine Highly Commended entries. 

The videos can be found below. 

The four winning teams competed against each other in our Practical Ethics and Responsibility Schools' Day held earlier in the month, where they took part in competition presentations and debates, had lots of opportunities to discuss ethics with our researchers, and got a taste of University life from current students.

The teams battled it out through rounds of debate, and as with the videos, it was very difficult to select the winners. The final results were as follows:

1st St Mary’s School Ascot : Julia Phillips, Carlotta Orr Prosper and Estella Fiore
2nd Stratford Girls’ Grammar School: Ellie Chapman, Shivani Dave; Charly Marshall and Hana Panek
3rd Auguste-Viktoria-Gymnaium:  Seoyoung Park, Charlotte Rink, Angelina Pochilko and Konstantin Meckum
4th Varndean College: Daniela Torres Cuoco, Anna Zhang, Bianca Pigatto and Liahna St Louis


We were delighted to welcome Rick Lewis, editor of Philosophy Now magazine, as this year's guest judge. 

If you are interested in participating in the video competition next year please keep an eye on our website or join our mailing list. Please note that the Practical Ethics and Responsibility Schools' Day event is not open to members of the public.

Auguste Viktoria Gymnasium, Trier (Germany)


St Mary’s School Ascot (UK)


Stratford Girls Grammar School (UK)


Varndean College (UK)

Bedford Academy


Caterham School


Charterhouse School


Loreto College


Oxford International College


Putney High School


Stockport Grammar School


The Grange School


Valentines High School Sixth Form College