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Teen wins Desmond Tutu uni scholarship

Blackpool Sixth Form student Tom Murray has won the Desmond Tutu scholarship to study history at Kings College, London

Blackpool Sixth Form student Tom Murray has won the Desmond Tutu scholarship to study history at Kings College, London

A history student has won a coveted scholarship to study at a top city university.

Tom Murray, a student at Blackpool Sixth Form, has been awarded the Desmond Tutu scholarship from King’s College in London.

The 18-year-old, from Carleton, won the prestigious prize after submitting an essay on the topic of “how would an education at King’s College help you to serve society once you graduate?”

University bosses were clearly impressed with Tom’s view that a deep understanding of history is vital to solving today’s most pressing problems.

The scholarship of the South African Nobel prize-winning human rights activist encourages students to consider how their education can bring about change in the world.

Tom now has £1,000 for his time studying history at the university, starting in October.

 

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