Last year’s winning entry, submitted by Ann Wood of the department of biochemistry at King’s College London, involved a food science and technology student who advised a “genital mixing action”.
The student who simplified a subject by writing about it “in Lehman’s terms”, terminology that initially baffled Iain Woodhouse, senior lecturer in the School of GeoSciences at the University of Edinburgh, came a close second.
Although THE has already received some strong entries for this year’s competition, academics are being given more time to submit howlers, with the deadline extended to 5pm on 6 July.
The scholar who submits the winning entry this year will receive a magnum of champagne.
Please send your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org