First Prize: Francesca Martin on the Beatles in Hamburg
Click here to see Francesca’s entry: Martin
This was a really engaging and informative presentation of what the Beatles owe Germany, and it was written in an accurate German that the judges would be pleased to find in their first-year university students. We really enjoyed everything about this, well done!
Second Prize: Jan-Kay Cheung on scientists and musicians in Manchester
Click here to see Jan-Kay’s entry: CheungJ
The judges really liked the scope of this entry, which took us from 19th-century German scientists in Manchester to the 21st-century phenomenon of Krautrock in British pubs and clubs. There are so many ways of being German in the North West!
Honorable mentions: these students also produced some really creative, wide-ranging work. The judges felt that just a little more linguistic accuracy was needed, but this is not to detract from the achievements.
Heather Alder on Marxism and Manchester
Click here to see Heather’s entry: AlderH
You’ll see that this entry is a wonderful fit with our exhibition, as it explains how Karl Marx’s time in Manchester affected Marxist thought, which would go on to spread around the world. We hope today’s exhibition will inspire you further!
Mary Curwen on the Hobbit:
Click here to see Mary’s entry: CurwenM
This was a really creative approach to looking for German links in the North West – the judges were very impressed by the way you analysed key features of the Hobbit through the author’s experience of War. You have a bright future ahead of you on any languages, literary or history degree!
Isabel Higginson on unemployment
Click here for Isabel’s entry: HigginsonI
Emma Gerraty on various NW connections (nicely illustrated)
Click here for Emma’s entry: GerratyE
Higginson and Gerraty – these entries were really nicely presented, used good, accurate German, and included thought-provoking facts about how Germany and the North West are closer than you might think. They round off the depth and breadth shown across the year 12 &13 category really nicely.