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Shortlist announced for Young Historians' Podcast Competition

Published: January 21, 2013 at 1:23 pm
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The shortlist for our Young Historians’ Podcast Competition has been announced. Ten individual entries and five group entries have made it through to the final judging round of the contest that we’re running in conjunction with the Historical Association.


These shortlisted entries will be assessed next month by a panel of historians comprising Dan Snow, Helen Castor, Tom Holland, Lucy Worsley and Saul David. The winners are to be announced in the April 2013 edition of BBC History Magazine.

Competitors, aged 16–18, were asked to produce a short podcast of no more than three minutes on the subject of their history hero.

We’ve been delighted with quality of the podcasts submitted, including those that didn’t make it through to the next stage. “All the entrants have been very impressive,” said the magazine’s publisher David Musgrove. “They showed great ingenuity in their approach to history”.

Here are the shortlisted entrants in full:

Individual award:

Alice Roberts, Wycombe Abbey School, Buckinghamshire

Ariane Laurent-Smith, King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham

Caroline Harding, Tiffin Girls’ School, Kingston-upon-Thames

Daniel Adamson, The Perse Upper School, Cambridge

Isaac Naylor, The Howard School, Gillingham

James Heale, Kingston Grammar School, Kingston-upon-Thames

Josh McStay, William Howard School, Cumbria

Julian Sutcliffe, Reading School, Berkshire

Luke Griffiths, Bassaleg School, Newport

Ruby Taylor, Tiffin Girls’ School, Kingston-upon-Thames

Rosemary Walmsley, King Edward VI High School for Girls, Birmingham

Group award (group leader name):

Ben Lammin, King Edward VI Grammar School, Essex

Ellie Sykes, St Mary’s School, Ascot

Maddie Parsons, St Mary’s School, Ascot


Oliver East, Salesian College, Hampshire


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