25th October 2006


Acclaimed author and sought after newspaper columnist Professor Anthony C. Grayling will deliver an inaugural lecture at the University of Lincoln as part of the launch of the Munton Medallion


Professor Grayling, a Reader in Philosophy at Birkbeck College, a Fellow of St Anne’s College, Oxford and author of a number of books on philosophy will give a lecture titled Responding to Socrates: The Making of the Best Life.


A special prize to promote personal ethics, The Munton Medallion is to be contested for by undergraduates from the University of Lincoln and Salve Regina University in Rhode Island, USA.


To contest the Medallion students are invited to submit a piece on a subject determined by the Founders; this year’s title is ‘My understanding of personal ethics and what it means in my life’.


The Medallion will be awarded to the submission which in the judges’ view, most convincingly explores its author’s response to a specific ethical issue of particular personal significance.


Three pieces from each university will be short-listed for the award which comprises the Medallion itself, a scroll of recognition, a personal cheque for £1,000 and a visit to the partner university.


The three pieces short-listed from the University of Lincoln will each receive a special prize of £150.


Professor Grayling’s launch lecture will be held in the Jackson Lecture Theatre on Monday 6th November at 6:30pm, with drinks, buffet and discussion to follow in the Atrium.


The lecture is open to all students.


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