Paper 1: Friday 15th January.  Paper 2: Monday 22nd February

All enquiries should be addressed to the Administrator:

A.H.Beadles, Chaff Barn, Downyard, Compton Pauncefoot,
Yeovil, Somerset  BA22 7EL  01963 440461

Examiner for Paper 1

Dr M.Gray, 5 High Street, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex.  HA1 3HP

Examiner for Paper 2

A.H.M.Thompson, 25 Links Road, Radlett, Hertfordshire.  WD7 8BD
01923 578673

The Townsend-Warner History Prize, started 130 years ago, is one of the oldest institutions in the preparatory school world. 
It has proved enduringly popular in encouraging the study of history.  It is not linked to any national testing or examinations, but aims to provoke interest and delight in historical reading, facts and analysis.  It regularly produces winners of remarkable calibre, writing history of much flair and knowledge.  The first
fifty candidates receive generous prizes and the next fifty are
sent cards of commendation.

The Prize consists of two papers.  The first has 100 questions demanding one-word, or one-sentence, answers from world history, but with a strong emphasis on British history.  Many are straightforward, some a little more obscure.  Two hundred candidates qualify from Paper 1 to sit Paper 2.  This is in the form of essay questions, but allows candidates a very wide choice so that they can write on what they know, but also show analytical skill and historical imagination.

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  Special AnswersSpecial_Answers_Paper_1.html
  Past WinnersPast_Winners.html
  Recent PapersRecent_Papers_2012_Paper_1.html
  Recent ReportsRecent_Reports_2012_Paper_1.html

The Townsend-Warner

Preparatory Schools History Prize

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