Oxford University Gazette

Scholarships and Prizes Supplement: Prizes

Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4411

Monday, 7 October 1996


Notes:
(1) notices of prizes only are given below. Scholarships are listed separately.

(2) An alphabetical list of the prizes is given below, followed by a classified list.

(3) This list includes notices published in the Hilary Term and Trinity Term 1997 Scholarships and Prizes Supplements. (Revised: April 1997.)

Contents of the supplement:


Classified list of the prizes

Anthropology and Geography

Herbertson and Beckit Prizes


Area studies

Arthur Lenman Memorial Prize (Egypt)

Nubar Pasha Prize (Armenia)


Biological Sciences

Harley Prize


Computation

  • Hoare Prize in Computation


    Economics

    Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (Economics)


    English Language and Literature

    Matthew Arnold Memorial Prize

    Beddington English Prize

    Chancellor's English Essay Prize

    Newdigate Prize

    Charles Oldham Shakespeare Prize

    Passmore Edwards Prize

    Shelley-Mills Prizes

    Vaughan Morgan Prizes


    History

    Arnold Modern Historical Essay Prize

    Beit and Herbert Prizes

    Curzon Memorial Prize

    H.W.C. Davis Prize

    John Freind Prize

    Gladstone Memorial Essay Prize

    Kirkaldy Prizes

    Wylie Prize


    Law

    Clifford Chance Prize

    Rupert Cross Prize

    Field Fisher Waterhouse Prize

    Maxwell Prize for Law

    Norton Rose Prize

    John Morris Prize

    Richards Butler Prize

    Slaughter and May Prize

    Winter Williams Prizes

    Martin Wronker Prizes


    Literae Humaniores and Philosophy

    Ancient History Prize

    Arnold Ancient Historical Essay Prize

    Chancellor's Latin Prize

    Comparative Philology Prizes

    Conington Prize

    Gaisford Prizes

    T.W. Greene Prize

    Barclay Head Prize

    Hertford and de Paravicini Prizes

    John Locke Prize

    Passmore Edwards Prize

    Harold Lister Sunderland Prizes

    Henry Wilde Prize


    Management Studies

    J.P. Morgan Essay Prize


    Mathematics

    Mathematical Prizes

    Nuclear Electric Prize


    Medicine

    Bristol Myers Prize

    John Freind Prize

    Brian Johnson Prize

    John Potter Essay Prize

    Radcliffe Prizes (Clinical Medicine, Pharmacology)

    Renwick Vickers Prize

    Geoffrey Hill Spray Prize

    L.J. Witts Prize

    Martin Wronker Prizes


    Medieval and Modern Languages

    Beddington Modern Languages Prize

    Andrew Colin Prize

    Comparative Philology Prizes

    Cyril Jones Memorial Prize

    Sir John Rhys Prize

    Cecil Roth Prize

    Paget Toynbee Prizes


    Music

    Osgood Memorial Prize


    Physical Sciences

    Peter Beaconsfield Prize

    Burdett-Coutts Prize

    Gotch Memorial Prize

    Johnson Memorial Prizes

    Lubbock Memorial Prizes

    Oxford Cryosystems Prize

    Oxford Lasers Prize

    Scott Prizes

    Smith Systems Prize

    Turbutt Prizes


    Physiological Sciences

  • Radcliffe (Pharmacology)


    Psychology

    George Humphrey Prize

    Susan Mary Rouse Memorial Prize


    Social Studies

    Eugene Havas Memorial Prize

    Hicks and Webb Medley Prizes

    Webb Medley Prizes

    Sara Norton Prize

    Pavry Memorial Prize

    Winchester Prize


    Theology

    Denyer and Johnson Prize

    Ellerton Theological Essay Prize

    Hall and Hall-Houghton Prizes

    Pusey and Ellerton Prizes

    St Catherine of Alexandria Prize


    Miscellaneous

    Boden Prize

    Laurence Binyon Prize

    Egerton Coghill Prize

    Wilma Crowther Memorial Prize

    English Poem on a Sacred Subject Prize

    Gibbs Prizes

    Geoffrey Rhoades Bursary

    Tynan Prize Prize

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    Preliminary note

    This supplement to the University Gazette, containing notices of University Scholarships and Prizes, and certain other awards, is published annually in Michaelmas Term but is supplemented in Hilary and Trinity Terms with details of relevant closing dates and changes to any of the previously published notices.

    For full regulations governing awards candidates should consult the current edition of the Statutes, Decrees, and Regulations of the University of Oxford.

    All communications about Scholarships, Prizes, etc., should be clearly marked on the envelope with the name of the Scholarship, Prize, etc., concerned.


    Adjustment of standing for illness

    Candidates who, on account of illness, have received permission from the Hebdomadal Council under Ch. VI, Sect. i.c, § 1, may, for the purpose of reckoning standing and age in entering for a university fellowship, studentship, scholarship, exhibition, or prize, exclude such additional time as has been granted by the Hebdomadal Council for the purpose of taking the Final Honour School.

    Provided that the provisions of this decree shall not apply to the following: Boden Scholarship, Dean Ireland's Scholarships, Matthew Arnold Memorial Prize, Newdigate Prize. (Ch. IX, Sect. ii, Statutes, 1996, p. 683.)


    Division of prizes and scholarships

    Prizes and scholarships may be divided, and the emoluments adjusted accordingly, whenever the examiners for any such award are unable to distinguish between the merits of the best candidates. (Ch. IX, Sect. iii, Statutes, 1995, p. 683.)

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    Prizes

    ANCIENT HISTORY PRIZE 1997

    The prize is of the value of £500 and is open to:

    (a) members of the University who have completed the examinations necessary for the Degree of BA of this University;

    (b) graduates of other universities reading for the Degrees of B.Phil., M.Litt., M.Phil., or D.Phil.; provided that on the date appointed for sending in essays such candidates shall have completed not less than three and not more than six terms from the date of (i) completing the second public examination or (ii) matriculation respectively.

    Candidates are permitted to choose any subject in Greek or Roman History or Historiography in the period 1500 BC to AD 500. Parts of theses in preparation will not be excluded, but candidates will be required to certify that their entry has not been, or is not concurrently being, submitted for any other prize. The subject proposed must be notified to the Chairman of the Sub-faculty of Ancient History, c/o the Classics Office, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (Ref. HAN/1), not later than Friday, 21 February 1997.

    Essays, which must be typewritten and must not exceed 20,000 words, should be sent to the Chairman of the Sub-faculty of Ancient History, the Classics Office, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, not later than Friday, 30 May 1997.

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    ARNOLD ANCIENT HISTORICAL ESSAY PRIZE 1997

    The prize will be offered in Hilary Term 1997 for an essay on any subject in ancient history (i.e. between 1500 bc and ad 500). The prize will be worth £500. Candidates must be members of the University reading for a Final Honour School, who do not already hold the degree of BA of this University and who on the date appointed for sending in essays have not completed more than fifteen terms from matriculation. The prize may not be awarded to a previous winner.

    Essays, which must be typewritten and which must not exceed 15,000 words in length, are to be sent under a sealed cover to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 24 January 1997. Authors are required to conceal their name and distinguish their composition by a motto, sending at the same time their name, college, and date of matriculation in a separate sealed envelope, with the same motto inscribed upon it. They must also certify that their entry has not been, or is not concurrently being, submitted for any other prize.

    Although competitors are free to choose their own subject, they are warned that they must secure the prior approval of the examiners for the subject of their essay; the examiners will not approve any subject unless the candidate's letter seeking approval is endorsed by his or her tutor to the effect that the proposed title is suitable. Candidates must send the proposed title to the Secretary to the Arnold Historical Essay Trustees, at the University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, for the attention of the examiners, not later than Friday, 15 November 1996.

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    ARNOLD MODERN HISTORICAL ESSAY PRIZE

    The prize of £500 shall be awarded each year to the writer of the best thesis in Modern History submitted in the Honour School of Modern History, or any joint school in which Modern History is a component, or in the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, if such thesis be deemed worthy of a prize. Modern History shall be defined for this purpose as the period between ad 285 and the latest terminal date for the time being of the subjects of the Honour School of Modern History. No special application is needed.

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    MATTHEW ARNOLD MEMORIAL PRIZE 1997

    The subject for the prize will be:
    `A poet or poem may count to us historically, they may count to on grounds personal to ourselves, and they may count to us really.'
    The prize, the value of which is £750, is open to members of the University who on the closing date for receipt of essays have qualified by examination for the Degree of BA and have not exceeded seven years from matriculation or have qualified by examination for any other degree of the University and have not exceeded four years from matriculation or, not being graduates of the University, are pursuing a course of study leading to a postgraduate degree of the University and have not exceeded three years from their matriculation. An additional prize, of £350, may be awarded.

    Essays should be submitted, under a sealed cover marked `The Matthew Arnold Prize', to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than 1 March 1997. Authors should conceal their names and identify their essays by a motto. The name, college, and date of matriculation should be submitted at the same time in a separate envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it. Essays are not expected to exceed 5,000 words, though no maximum length has been prescribed.

    The prize will not be awarded twice to the same person.

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    BRIAN BANNISTER AWARD IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

    The award (of about £200) is open to members of the University who are presenting themselves for examination in Part II of the subject Chemistry in the Honour School of Natural Science. One or possibly two awards may be made annually by the board of management for the most meritorious performance in that examination in Organic Chemistry, judged on the thesis and the viva-voce examination. No special application is required.

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    PETER BEACONSFIELD PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    The prize, value about £500, is awarded annually, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit. It is open to those postgraduate students registered under the Physiological Sciences Board who in the twelve months preceding the closing date for applications for the prize shall have applied for transfer to D.Phil. status. Candidates shall submit, not later than the Friday in the eighth week of Trinity Term in the academic year in which the prize is to be awarded, a summary of not more than 1,000 words (not counting references and illustrations) outlining, in non-specialist terms, their achievements in research and their plans for the remainder of their D.Phil. course in the broad context of Physiological Sciences. The Physiological Sciences Board requires research students to submit a summary of a similar kind as part of the procedure for application for transfer to D.Phil. status. Candidates are, however, encouraged to modify their applications for transfer of status to meet the criteria for the award of the prize which will be awarded to the candidate whose research, in the opinion of the judges, shows evidence of an interdisciplinary approach to their work and the potential for future practical use for the benefit of mankind. Candidates are reminded that applications for the prize should be written in a style comprehensible to scientists and physicians who are not necessarily working in their own field of research. Applications, clearly marked `Peter Beaconsfield Prize in Physiological Sciences', should be submitted by Friday, 20 June 1997 to Lisa Procter, Graduate Studies Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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    MRS CLAUDE BEDDINGTON ENGLISH LITERATURE PRIZE

    The prize, value about £100, will be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the Moderators in Moderations in English Language and Literature in Trinity Term each year to the candidate whose performance in that examination, or in part 2 of the Preliminary Examination in English and Modern Languages in the same term, they judge to be the best. No special application is required.

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    MRS CLAUDE BEDDINGTON MODERN LANGUAGES PRIZE 1997

    The prize, value of about £100, will be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the Moderators in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages in Hilary Term to the candidate whose performance in Italian in that examination, or in the Preliminary Examination in Philosophy and Modern Languages in the same term, or in the Preliminary Examination in European and Middle Eastern Languages in the same term, or in part 1 of the Preliminary Examination in English and Modern Languages in the same term, or in part 1 of the Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Modern Languages in the same term, they judge to be the best. The prize will be offered for a different language each year, in the following order: French, German, Italian. No special application is required.

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    BEIT PRIZE AND ROBERT HERBERT MEMORIAL PRIZE 1996–7

    The prizes will be offered for essays on topics within the field of the History of the British Empire or the British Commonwealth: entries for the Beit Prize should be on some subject connected with the advantages of `Imperial Citizenship', or on some subject connected with Colonial History, while entries for the Robert Herbert Memorial Prize should be on some subject connected with those problems of Imperial Administration to which Sir Robert Herbert devoted his life.

    The prizes are open to all members of the University who on the closing date for entries have not exceeded twelve years from their matriculation, and who have not previously been awarded either prize. The value of the Beit Prize is £250 and the value of the Robert Herbert Memorial Prize is £200. Further information may be obtained by contacting the Secretary to the Board of Management of the Beit Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70761). The closing date for receipt of entries is 1 December 1996.

    Essays submitted for the prizes may be submitted also as theses for relevant Honour Schools in accordance with faculty boards' regulations, but will be expected to contain a substantial element of Imperial or Commonwealth History. Unreconstructed chapters of an M.Litt., M.Phil., or D.Phil. thesis are not acceptable.

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    LAURENCE BINYON PRIZE 1997

    The Committee for the History of Art propose to award this prize in Hilary Term 1997, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit.

    The prize (which will be one of up to £600) is open to all members of the University who have not exceeded twenty-one terms from their matriculation. Preference will be given to candidates whose travel plans are not related to their academic discipline. It will be awarded to enable the prize winner to travel to Asia, the Far East, or another area outside Europe to extend knowledge and appreciation of the visual arts. The holder of the prize will be expected to submit a report on the travels after return.

    Candidates should apply in writing to the Secretary to the Committee for the History of Art, History Faculty Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD, not later than Friday, 31 January 1997. Applications must include, in addition to any testimonials which the applicant may wish to submit,

    (a) the applicant's name, college, and date of matriculation;

    (b) summary of academic career since matriculation, and of any relevant attainments, qualifications, or interests;

    (c) the object of the travel to be undertaken, and proposed itinerary;

    (d) the names of two referees, who should be tutors or others in a position to judge of the applicant's ability to profit from the travel proposed.

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    BODEN PRIZE 1997

    Applications are invited for the Boden Prize (for proficiency in the Sanskrit Language and Literature).

    The prize is of the value of £50 and is open to any undergraduate member of the University.

    Candidates must send their names to the Secretary, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, before 12 noon on Friday, 24 October 1997. The examination will be held during Michaelmas Term.

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    BRISTOL MYERS PRIZE IN CARDIOLOGY 1997

    Applications are invited for the Bristol Myers Prize in Cardiology. The value of the prize shall be £100 and the closing date for the submission of essays is Friday, 13 June 1997.

    The prize is open to clinical students working in Oxford for the Second Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and is awarded annually (provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves) for an essay on a topic relating to Cardiology. Essays shall be submitted to the Medical School Office under a nom-de-plume. If the judges are unable to distinguish between the merits of two or more candidates the prize shall be divided accordingly. No person may be awarded the prize more than once.

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    BRITISH TELECOM RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY PRIZE FOR COMPUTING SCIENCE

    The prize, value £200, may be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the examiners for the Honour School of Mathematics and Computation, to the candidate whose performance in that examination they judge to be the most deserving, paying special regard to performance in computation.

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    BURDETT-COUTTS PRIZE 1997

    The Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences proposes to award the Burdett-Coutts Prize in Trinity Term 1997. The Prize, the value of which will probably be in the region of £350, will be awarded to the candidate (or, exceptionally, two candidates) who, having read Geology in the Honour School of Natural Science, not having exceeded twelve terms from matriculation, and having passed the examinations necessary for the degree of BA, is adjudged by the Standing Committee most worthy to receive it, taking into account performance in the Final Honour School.

    The prize money is to be spent on travel, attendance at a conference, or some other purpose connected with the study of geology to be approved by the Professor of Geology.

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    CLIFFORD CHANCE PRIZE

    The prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, performs best in the examination for the Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law. No application is required. The present value of the prize is £500.

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    CHANCELLOR'S AND NEWDIGATE PRIZES 1997

    Sir Roger Newdigate's Prize (about £300)

    For the best composition in English Verse by an undergraduate who has not exceeded four years from his or her matriculation.

    Subject: `1989'.

    The length of the poem is not to exceed 300 lines. The metre is not restricted to heroic couplets; but dramatic form of composition is not allowed. (See also the general regulations below.)

    Entries must be submitted, in accordance with the general regulations below, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Thursday, 27 March 1997.


    Chancellor's English Essay (value £250)

    Subject: `The Virtues of Forgery'.

    The length of the essay should not exceed 30–5 printed pages, allowing about 360 words to each such printed page. (See also the general regulations below.)

    Entries must be submitted, in accordance with the general regulations below, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Thursday, 27 March 1997.


    Chancellor's Latin Prose and Verse (value £250 each)

    Subjects:

    For Latin Prose: Dryden, Life of Plutarch, from the beginning to `this great Philosopher and Historian.'

    For Latin Verse:
    either for Elegiacs: Goldsmith, The Deserted Village, 366-384, `Good Heaven! ... in sorrow doubly dear.'

    or for Hexameters: Pope, Translation of the Iliad, Book xxiv, 646-71, `Satiate at length ... both of earth and heaven.'

    Candidates are not restricted to the use of hexameters, but are at liberty to use any metre which they think suitable to their subject. Both in prose and in verse the lines should be numbered. (See also the general regulations below.)

    Photocopies of the above passages may be obtained from the Secretary, Classics Office, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF.

    Entries for the Latin Prizes must be submitted, in accordance with the general regulations below, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 2 May 1997.


    General Regulations

    The Chancellor's and Newdigate Prizes are open to all members of the University who on the closing date for entries will not have exceeded four years from their matriculation (except that the Newdigate Prize is open only to undergraduates).

    In every case the time is computed by calendar, not academical, years, and strictly from the day of matriculation to the day of entry without reference to any intervening circumstances whatever.

    No person who has already obtained a prize will be entitled to a second prize of the same description.

    No entry can be accepted which does not comply with the following special regulations:

    1. Three typed copies of the exercise must be sent, and the words `Three typed copies enclosed' must appear on the envelope together with the name of the prize concerned.

    2. Each composition must be distinguished by a motto, and authors are required to conceal their names.

    3. In a separate sealed envelope, with the same motto inscribed upon it, the name, college, and date of matriculation must be enclosed.

    Manuscript corrections, if any such are necessary, should not be in the candidate's handwriting.

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    CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS PRIZE FOR ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT

    The prize, value £250, may be awarded by the examiners for the Final Honour School of Economics and Management to the candidate achieving the best overall performance in the Economics papers.

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    EGERTON COGHILL LANDSCAPE PRIZE 1997

    The prize (value about £250) will be awarded, if an entry of sufficient quality is submitted, for the best landscape painting in oils painted during the twelve months preceding the closing date for entries by a member of the University who is at that date reading for any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University. Entries must not exceed four square feet in area and should be sent unframed to the Ruskin Master of Drawing, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, 74 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, not later than Friday, 9 May 1997, with a statement signed by the competitor that the painting has been painted in the preceding twelve months. No competitor may submit more than one entry for any one competition, and the winner of the prize in any one year shall not be eligible to compete in any subsequent year.

    The winning entry each year will be exhibited in the Divinity School during the week of the Encaenia.

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    ANDREW COLIN PRIZE

    The prize, value about £120, will be awarded by the Moderators in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages in Hilary Term each year to the candidate in that examination, or in the Preliminary Examination in Philosophy and Modern Languages in the same term, or in the Preliminary Examination in European and Middle Eastern Languages in the same term, or in part 1 of the Preliminary Examination in English and Modern Languages in the same term, or in part 1 of the Preliminary examination in Modern History and Modern Languages in the same term, whose performance in Russian is adjudged to be the best. No special application is required.

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    COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY PRIZES

    The trustees of the Derby Fund, on the recommendation of the Craven Committee, have approved an annual grant for the following prizes:

    (i) a prize of £50 to be awarded for performance in the Comparative Philology paper in Honour Moderations in Classics;

    (ii) a prize of £100 for performance in the Philology and Linguistics paper in the Honour Schools of Literae Humaniores, and Classics and Modern Languages.

    No special application is required.

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    CONINGTON PRIZE 1997

    The prize will be offered for a dissertation on a subject to be chosen by the writer and approved by the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores within the field of ancient history, religion, art, and archaeology. The value of the prize will be about £1,500.

    Applications for permission to offer an intended subject should be sent to the Secretary to the Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, as early as possible but in any case by Friday, 13 December 1996. In case of doubt the Board will determine whether a subject falls within the above field.

    The dissertations must reach the Secretary to the Board on or before Friday, 17 January 1997. They may be written either in English or Latin, at the option of the writer. Three typed copies must be submitted.

    The prize is open to all members of the University who, on the day appointed for sending in the dissertations, are (i) qualified by examination for a degree of the University and (ii) have completed six years, and have not exceeded fifteen years, from their matriculation, except that graduates whose first degrees are from other universities shall have completed two years, and not exceeded eleven years, from their matriculation. The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person, but a previously unsuccessful competitor may resubmit his dissertation, or an amended version of it, within the same field only on not more than two occasions.

    The judges may determine not to award the prize in any year if no dissertation of sufficient merit is submitted.

    The prize is offered annually in three fields in rotation. The cycle will continue as follows:

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    RUPERT CROSS PRIZE

    A fund has been established by the contributors, and by Butterworth and Company, the publishers of Crime, Proof and Punishment: Essays in Memory of Sir Rupert Cross, to provide a prize, which is at present of the value of approximately £500, to be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Evidence in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law. No special application is required.

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    WILMA CROWTHER MEMORIAL PRIZE

    The Wilma Crowther Memorial prize commemorates the work done for Human Sciences by the late Mrs Wilma Crowther, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and university Lecturer in Zoology. The fund provides for a prize of £75.

    The winner will be announced by the Chairman of the Examiners at the same time as the Honour School results are published.

    No special application is required.

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    CURZON MEMORIAL PRIZE 1999

    The Curzon Memorial Prize is offered in Hilary Term 1999 for an essay on some aspect of Indian life or history.

    The prize, which is of the value of about £650, is open to all members of the University who on the day appointed for sending in the essays have not exceeded fifteen terms from their matriculation. It cannot be awarded a second time to the same person. A second prize may be awarded for an essay of sufficient merit.

    The essays (which should not exceed the limit of 12,500 words and need not reach that length, and to which a bibliography should be attached) must be sent under a sealed cover to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, before 31 January 1999. Authors are required to conceal their names and to distinguish their compositions by what mottoes they please, sending at the same time their names, colleges, and dates of matriculation in separately sealed envelopes with the same mottoes inscribed upon them.

    Essays submitted for the prize may be submitted also as theses for the Honour Schools of Modern History or of Modern History and Modern Languages or of Modern History and Economics or of Oriental Studies in accordance with the faculty board's regulations.

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    H.W.C. DAVIS PRIZE

    The prize, value £250, will be awarded annually by the Honour Moderators in Modern History for the best performance in Honour Moderations in that subject. Candidates must not, at the time of the examination, have exceeded three terms from their matriculation and must not be Senior Students. No special application is required.

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    DENYER AND JOHNSON PRIZE

    The Denyer and Johnson Prize will be awarded on the recommendation of the examiners in the Final Honour School of Theology in Trinity Term each year to the candidate whose performance the examiners judge to be the best and of sufficient merit (provided that it shall not be awarded to a candidate who has been awarded a Senior Pusey and Ellerton Prize in Biblical Hebrew, unless there is no other candidate of sufficient merit to be awarded the Denyer and Johnson Prize). No special application is required.

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    ELLERTON THEOLOGICAL ESSAY PRIZE 1997

    The prize is offered annually for the best English essay on some doctrine or duty of the Christian religion or on any other theological subject approved by the judges.

    The prize is open to all members of the University who, on the day fixed for the submission of essays, shall not have exceeded thirty terms from their matriculation, provided that candidates holding a degree of another university at the time of their matriculation shall not have exceeded twenty-one terms from their matriculation. Previous Ellerton prize-winners may not offer themselves as candidates. The value of the prize is £150.

    Essays (which should not exceed 10,000 words in length) should be sent to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, before Monday, 28 April 1997. Candidates must submit titles for approval by the judges through the Secretary to the Board of the Faculty of Theology, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 8 November 1996. Candidates for the Honour Schools of Theology or Philosophy and Theology who are eligible to compete for the prize and who are submitting extended essays as part of the final honour school in the year for which the prize is offered can submit for the prize, subject to confirmation (which should be sought from the judges by the above date) that the subject of that honour school essay falls within the rubric for the prize.

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    ENGLISH POEM ON A SACRED SUBJECT 1998

    The subject for 1998 is:

    `Body and Soul'.

    The poem must consist of not less than sixty or more than 300 lines. It may be blank verse or in any form of verse rhymed in couplets or stanzas. There is a tradition which discourages dramatic form of composition for this prize.

    Candidates for the prize (value of about £2,500) must either have qualified by examination for a degree of the University or hold the Degree of Master of Arts by Incorporation or by decree or special resolution or hold the status of Master of Arts at the time the subject was announced (9 October 1996). The judges may, at their discretion, also make an award to the proxime accessit. Should no such award be made the value of the main prize will be increased.

    Poems (three copies) are to be sent under a sealed cover to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before 1 December 1997. Each author is required to conceal his or her name and to distinguish his or her composition by a motto, sending at the same time his or her name, college, and address in a separate envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it.

    The prize may not be awarded more than twice to the same person.

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    FIELD FISHER WATERHOUSE PRIZE

    This cash prize is to the value of £250 and is associated with a gift of £250 in law books to the successful candidate's college. It is awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on European Community Law in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. No special application is required.

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    JOHN FREIND PRIZE IN MEDICAL HISTORY 1997

    The prize, to the value of about £l25, is offered in alternate years for an essay on medical history, submitted by a registered medical student of Oxford University (either clinical or pre-clinical) on a subject of his or her own choice.

    Candidates should submit their essay, of not more than 5,000 words, under a nom-de-plume and marked `John Freind Prize in Medical History', to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, on or before Friday, 8 November 1997. Each candidate should put his or her name in a separate envelope with the nom-de-plume on the front.

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    GAISFORD PRIZES 1997

    Gaisford Dissertation Prize for Greek or Latin Language and Literature

    A prize of £600 will be awarded for a dissertation of not more than 20,000 words on a subject in the field of Greek or Latin Language and Literature. Parts of theses in preparation or published work will not be excluded. The proposed subject must be submitted to the Chairman of the Board of Management of the Gaisford Fund (Professor P.J. Parsons, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP), not later than Friday, 7 February 1997. The prize is open to members of the University who have completed the examinations necessary for the degree of BA or who are graduates of other universities reading for the degrees of B.Phil., M.Litt., M.Phil., or D.Phil., provided that on the date appointed for sending in essays such candidates shall have completed not more than fifteen terms from the date of completing the second public examination or matriculation respectively. The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

    Two copies of the dissertations, which must be typewritten, should be sent to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before Friday, 16 May 1997. Candidates are asked to distinguish their dissertations by a mottor or pseudonym, not by their own name; and to attach a sealed envelope, with the same motto or pseudonym written on it, containing a separate note of their name, college, and date of matriculation.


    Gaisford Essay Prize for Greek Language and Literature

    A prize of £300 will be awarded for an essay of not more than 10,000 words on a subject in the field of Greek Language and Literature. The proposed subject must be submitted to the Chairman of the Board of Management of the Gaisford Fund (Professor P.J. Parsons, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP), on or before Monday, 25 November 1996.

    The prize is open to members of the University who are reading for an Honour School in the University. The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

    Entries, perferably typewritten, must be sent to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before Friday, 25 April 1997. Candidates are asked to distinguish their essays by a motto or pseudonym, not by their own name; and to attach a sealed envelope, with the same motto or pseudonym written on it, containing a separate note of their name, college, and date of matriculation.


    Gaisford Prizes for Greek Prose and Verse

    Prizes of £250 each will be awarded for translation from English into Greek Prose and Greek Verse (any suitable metre). The prizes are open to all members of the University who on the closing date for submission of entries will not have exceeded six years from the date of their matriculation. The prizes will not be awarded a second time to the same person.

    The passages set for translation may be obtained from the Secretary, Classics Office, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF.

    Entries for the prizes should be sent to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before Friday, 2 May 1997. Candidates should submit three copies of their composition, preferably typewritten. They are asked to distinguish their compositions by a motto or pseudonym, not by their own name; and to attach a sealed envelope, with the same motto or pseudonym written on it, containing a separate note of their name, college, and date of matriculation.

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    GIBBS PRIZES 1997

    Prizes on the Foundation of Mr Charles D.D. Gibbs will be offered in 1997, in Modern History, Law, Politics, Geography, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Zoology.

    Candidates for prizes other than that in Law must be members of the University who, at the time of taking the public examination on which the prizes are awarded, have not exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation. Candidates for the prize in Law must be members of the University who, at the beginning of the examination have not exceeded their twelfth term from matriculation, and are reading for a final Honour School.

    The prize in Chemistry will be awarded on the results of the examination for Chemistry Part I in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 1997. The prize in Biochemistry will be awarded on the combined results of the examinations for Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Parts I and II in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 1997. The prize in Zoology will be awarded on the results of the examination in Biological Sciences in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 1997. The prize in Geography will be awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Geography in Trinity Term 1997. The prize in Modern History will be awarded on the results of the examinations for the Honour School of Modern History and associated joint Honour Schools in Trinity Term 1997.

    The Gibbs Prize in each of these subjects is £450. The examiners in these subjects have the power to make proxime accessit awards of £250 for meritorious work, and additional b ook prizes of £100.

    The Gibbs Prize in Politics will be awarded on the basis of Politics written papers only in the examination for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in Trinity Term 1997. The Gibbs Thesis Prize in Politics will be awarded for the best Politics thesis submitted in the examination for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in Trinity Term 1997, if such a thesis be deemed worthy of a prize. The value of each of these prizes is £225 and the examiners have the power to make proxime accessit awards of £125 for meritorious work, and additional book prizes of £50.

    Candidates are not required to make special application for Prizes awarded on the results of honour schools.

    The prize in Law will be awarded by Special Examination, to be held in the Examination Schools, on Monday, 6 October 1997. The value of the prize is £450 and the examiners have the power to make a proxime accessit award of £250 for meritorious work, and additional book prizes of £100. The examination will consist of a paper on Land Law, and a paper on Common Law (Contract and Tort). Candidates for the special examination must send in their names on an entry form, which may be obtained at the University Offices, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 27 June 1997.

    Timetable of papers for the prize in Law

    Candidates must present themselves for examination in full academic dress, i.e. `subfusc' clothing, cap, and gown.
    Monday, 6 October
    9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.: Common Law (Contract and Tort)

    2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.: Land Law

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    GLADSTONE MEMORIAL ESSAY PRIZE

    The prize is awarded for a thesis on some subject connected with recent British History, Political Science, or Economics, or with some problem of British policy—domestic, imperial, or foreign—in relation to finance or other matters, submitted for the Honour School of Modern History, Modern History and Economics, and Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. The prize is traditionally linked with Gladstone and Glastonian Studies. The value is £500. For detailed information consult the relevant Honour School regulations in Examination Decrees.

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    GOTCH MEMORIAL PRIZE 1997

    This prize, value about £1,000, is awarded to a member of the University whose name has been previously placed in the class list in the Honour School of Natural Science (Physiological Sciences) or in the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology (provided that Physiology was offered) and who has produced written evidence of having subsequently conducted meritorious research in a laboratory of the University during not less than three terms.

    No person is eligible for the prize who on 31 December 1996 shall have exceeded twenty-five years of age.

    Candidates for the prize must send their names to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before Friday, 10 January 1997, together with memoirs of their research.

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    THOMAS WHITCOMBE GREENE PRIZE

    The Committee for the Thomas Whitcombe Greene Bequest makes the following announcement:

    A prize of £100 will be awarded for performance in a Classical Art or Archaeology paper in the Honour Schools of Literae Humaniores or Ancient and Modern History. No special application is required.

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    CANON HALL GREEK TESTAMENT PRIZES AND HALL-HOUGHTON SEPTUAGINT AND HOUGHTON SYRIAC PRIZES 1997

    The examination for these prizes will begin in the Examination Schools on Monday, 6 October 1997 at 9.30 a.m.

    The subject for examination for the Canon Hall Junior Prize (£200) will be the Synoptic Gospels, St John's Gospel, and the Acts of the Apostles in the original Greek in respect of translation, criticism, and interpretation. The examination will consist of two papers.

    The subject for examination for the Canon Hall Senior Prize (£300) will be the New Testament in the original Greek in respect of the translation, criticism, interpretation, inspiration, and authority. The examination will consist of three papers.

    The subject for examination for the Hall-Houghton Senior Prize (£300) will the Septuagint version of the Old Testament (three papers will be set); and for the Junior Prize (£200) such book or books of the Septuagint version of the Old Testament as shall have been previously named by the trustees (two papers will be set). Both examinations will be concerned with the two-fold aspect of the Septuagint, retrospectively as regards the Hebrew Bible, and prospectively as regards the Greek Testament.

    The subject for examination for the Houghton Syriac Version Prize (£300) will be the ancient versions of the Holy Scriptures in Syriac in respect of translation, criticism, and interpretation, with special reference to such books as shall have been previously named by the trustees. The examination will consist of two papers.

    Candidates for the Canon Hall Junior Prize, and for the Hall-Houghton Junior Prize, must be members of the University who are reading for a Final Honour School, or are at the time of the examination for the prizes within one term of having sat a Final Honour School.

    Candidates for the Canon Hall Senior Prize, and for the Hall-Houghton Senior Prize, must be members of the University of not more than twenty-four terms' standing.

    Candidates for the Houghton Syriac Version Prize must be members of the University of not more than twenty-one terms' standing.

    No prize can be awarded twice to the same person.

    Candidates must send in their names to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before Friday, 9 May 1997.


    For the Senior Septuagint Prize:

    The Septuagint, with special reference to (1) I Samuel; (2) Isaiah, chapters i–xxxix; (3) Ecclesiastes.

    For the Junior Septuagint Prize:

    The Septuagint version of (1) I Samuel, chapters i–xii; (2) Isaiah, chapters i–xii.

    The prescribed text for the Septuagint Prizes is in the edition of Rahlfs (for Samuel) and the Göttingen edition (for Isaiah).

    For the Syriac Prize:

    (1) Psalms, xlii–lxxii (Peshitta version); (2) John, chapters i–xv (Peshitta and Old Syriac versions); (3) Revelation, chapters i–xiv (British and Foreign Bible Society edition).

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    HARLEY PRIZE OF THE NEW PHYTOLOGIST TRUST

    The prize is awarded on the nomination of the examiners (provided that a candidate of sufficient merit is forthcoming) for the best all-round academic performance in the field of Plant Sciences in the final year of the Honour School of Natural Science (Biological Sciences). No special application is required.

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    HERBERT HART PRIZE

    The Prize will be awarded by Oxford University Press in memory of H.L.A. (Herbert) Hart, late Professor of Jurisprudence, who had a long and close association with OUP. The Prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Jurisprudence and Political Theory in the exanination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law. The present value of the Prize is £250. The Prize may be taken either in the form of cash or in the form of OUP books of equivalent value.

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    EUGENE HAVAS MEMORIAL PRIZE

    The prize, value about £80, may be awarded by the examiners for the best performance in the examination for the Special Diplomas in Social Studies and in Social Administration.

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    BARCLAY HEAD PRIZE 1997

    The Committee for Archaeology will award the Barclay Head Prize for Ancient Numismatics in Trinity Term annually if work of sufficient merit is submitted. The following are the conditions governing the award.

    The prize shall be of the value of £100 and shall be awarded for a dissertation or essay, whether published or otherwise, on a subject concerned with Ancient Numismatics not later than the beginning of the fifth century ad.

    The prize shall be open to all members of the University who, on the day appointed for sending in essays, shall not have exceeded twenty-one terms from their matriculation.

    Essays must be sent in to the Secretary, Committee for Archaeology, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than 1 March 1997. The committee interprets the terms of the regulations as covering essays which deal with the historic or artistic relations of ancient coins as well as those which are purely numismatic.

    The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

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    HERBERTSON MEMORIAL PRIZE AND HENRY OLIVER BECKIT MEMORIAL PRIZE

    The prizes will be awarded annually on the merits of Geographical Dissertations submitted by candidates in the Final Honour School of Geography. The value of the Herbertson Prize is about £150, and the Beckit Prize about £100. No special application is required.

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    HERTFORD AND DE PARAVICINI PRIZES

    One Hertford Prize (about £700) and two de Paravicini Prizes (about £400 each) will be awarded for performances in Honour Moderations in Classics in the Latin Language papers (including the Composition Paper); Virgil; and essays on Latin topics in the General Paper. The winner of the Hertford Prize will be ineligible for a de Paravicini Prize. No special application is required.

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    HICKS AND WEBB MEDLEY PRIZES

    The examiners in the Honour Schools of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and Modern History and Economics, propose to offer three prizes, of a total value of £900, for the best overall performances in economics. No special application is required: those taking at least three economics papers (a thesis to count as a paper for this purpose) will be eligible.

    The value of each prize will normally be £300, save that in exceptional circumstances the examiners may rank the prizewinners, in which case the value of the prizes will be £350, £300, and £250.

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    HOARE PRIZE IN COMPUTATION

    The prize, value £100, may be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the examiners for the Honour School of Computation each year to the candidate whose performance in that examination they judge to be the best.

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    GEORGE HUMPHREY PRIZE

    The prize is awarded by the examiners for the best overall performance in Psychology papers in Final Honour Schools and for the best psychology research project paper. No special application is required.

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    JOHNSON MEMORIAL PRIZES 1997

    Two prizes, each of the value of £120, are offered for essays in astronomy and geophysics (including meteorology), for award in Michaelmas Term 1997. Each prize will be awarded for an essay on a subject chosen by the candidate and approved by one of the following: the Savilian Professor of Astronomy (Professor G.P. Efstathiou), the Professor of Atmospheric Physics (Professor F.W. Taylor), or the Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics (Professor Sir Roger Penrose).

    (1) One prize is open to members of the University who are reading for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or Master of Physics and who, in the term in which the prize is awarded, have not exceeded the seventh term from their matriculation.

    (2) The other prize is open to graduates of this or another university who are registered for a research or other graduate degree at Oxford and who, in the term in which the prize is awarded, have not completed four terms of such work.

    Entries must reach the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before Monday, 13 October 1997, and must be accompanied by a statement of approval signed by one of the persons listed above. The essays should generally be between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length. Neither prize shall be awarded twice to the same person.

    Candidates should consult one of the three above-named persons before beginning work on the essays.

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    BRIAN JOHNSON PRIZE IN PATHOLOGY 1996

    The prize, to the value of around £200, is offered annually in Michaelmas Term for an essay on some pathological subject and is open to clinical students under regular instruction in Oxford. No person may be awarded the prize more than once.

    Candidates should submit their essay, under a nom-de-plume and marked `Brian Johnson Prize in Pathology', to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, on or before Monday, 4 November 1996. Each candidate should put his or her name in a separate envelope with the nom-de-plume on the front.

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    CYRIL JONES MEMORIAL PRIZE IN SPANISH

    The prize, value £150 and to be spent on books in the field of Spanish Studies, will be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the Moderators for the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages in Hilary Term to the candidate in that examination, or in the Preliminary

    Examination in Philosophy and Modern Languages in the same term, or in the Preliminary Examination in European and Middle Eastern Languages in the same term, or in part 1 of the Preliminary Examination in English and Modern Languages in the same term, or in part 1 of the Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Modern Languages in the same term, whose performance in Spanish they judge to be the best. No special application is required.

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    JANE WILLIS KIRKALDY JUNIOR AND SENIOR PRIZES 1997

    The Committee for the History of Science and Technology gives notice that two prizes of £250 each will be offered for competition in Michaelmas Term 1997.

    The junior prize is open to all undergraduate members of the University who have not exceeded twelve terms from their matriculation at the time of seeking approval of the subject. It may not be awarded twice to the same person.

    The Senior prize is open to all graduate members of the University who are reading for the degrees of M.Sc., M.Litt., M.St., M.Phil. or D.Phil.; it may not be awarded twice to the same person.

    Candidates are invited to submit an essay of the order of 10,000 to 15,000 words, on a topic concerning the history of science or technology, proposed by the candidate, and approved by the committee. The history of science will be taken in this instance to include the history of medicine.

    Candidates are advised to state the principal sources whence their information has been obtained.

    The subject of any such essay must be approved by the end of Trinity Term 1997. Applications for approval of a subject should be sent to the Chairman of the Committee for the History of Science and Technology, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD by Friday, 9 May 1997.

    The prize money shall be spent on books, unless the express consent of the General Board be given to the contrary.

    Essays, which should be typewritten, must be received by the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Monday, 27 October 1997. A copy of each winning entry is to be deposited in the library of the Museum of the History of Science.

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    ARTHUR LENMAN MEMORIAL PRIZE

    A prize of books will be awarded by the Committee of Management of the Griffith Institute to any undergraduate member of the University who gains a distinction in Ancient Egyptian in the Preliminary Examination or is placed in the First Class in Egyptology in the Honour School of Oriental Studies. No special application is required.

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    JOHN LOCKE PRIZE IN MENTAL PHILOSOPHY 1997

    An examination for this prize will be held at the Examination Schools on Tuesday, 4 November 1997, beginning at 9.30 a.m.

    The value of the prize will be £500. The examiners have power to award the sum of at least £200 to the proxime accessit if, and only if, they would have judged him or her worthy of the prize had there not been a better candidate.

    The examination will be open to members of the University who either:

    (a) have passed all the examinations requisite for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts of the University, provided that they may not take the examination later than the tenth term from that in which they completed the said examinations; or

    (b) are working for, or have obtained, postgraduate degrees of the University, but are not included under (a), except that they may not take the examination later than the tenth term from their matriculation.

    The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

    The following papers will be set:

    1. Philosophical questions, including questions in logic, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of psychology

    2. Essay

    Candidates must send in their names by letter to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before Monday, 27 October 1997.

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    MAURICE LUBBOCK MEMORIAL PRIZES

    Each year four prizes, value £150, will be awarded, one each on the recommendation of the examiners for performance in the Honour School of Engineering Science, for performance in the engineering and management papers in the Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and Management, for performance in the engineering papers in the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science, and for performance in the engineering papers in the Honour School of Engineering and Materials respectively. No special application is required.

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    SENIOR MATHEMATICAL PRIZES 1997

    The Trustees give notice that one or more Senior Prizes of the value of £500 or less will be awarded in Trinity Term 1997, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

    Candidates must either have passed all the examinations for the Degree of BA, or be D.Phil., M.Phil., or M.Sc. Students admitted not later than the preceding Michaelmas Term. They must not have attained twenty-five years of age on the first day of the Trinity Full Term in which entries are received.

    Prizes may be awarded to candidates who present dissertations on any subject of Pure or Applied Mathematics selected by the candidates themselves, provided that a prize shall not be awarded twice to the same person, and that if dissertations of sufficient merit are not sent in, the awards may be withheld. The candidate who presents the dissertation of the greatest merit shall be the Senior University Mathematical Prizeman, shall be called the `Johnson University Prizeman', and shall receive the emoluments from Dr Johnson's bequest (approximately £400) in addition to his or her other emoluments. A dissertation which has been used before in competition for any prize or scholarship, other than a college senior scholarship or fellowship or the Senior Mathematical Prize, may not be presented.

    Candidates must send in their dissertations under their own names to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by Friday, 9 May 1997, and must state in writing what portions, if any, of their dissertations they claim as original, and give references to writings which they have studied in connection with the subjects of their dissertations. They must at the same time state their age and their academic status (see paragraph two).

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    MAXWELL PRIZE FOR LAW MODERATIONS

    A prize of publications of the house of Sweet & Maxwell to the value of £150 is presented annually by the house to the candidate in Law Moderations who in the opinion of the moderators performs best. No formal entry for the prize is required; all candidates in the examination who offer all three subjects will be regarded as candidates for the prize.

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    GEORGE WEBB MEDLEY ESSAY PRIZE 1997

    The Board of the Faculty of Social Studies gives notice that a prize of the value of up to £300 will be awarded annually for an essay not more than 8,000 words upon a subject in Economics proposed by the candidate and approved by the board.

    The prize is open to all undergraduate members of the University who are reading for an Honour School.

    Candidates for the award must in the first place apply to the Secretary of Faculties, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 20 June 1997, stating the subject on which they propose to write. The application must be accompanied by a statement from the head or a tutor of the candidate's society certifying that the candidate is reading for an Honour School. The Secretary of Faculties will submit the subject to the examiners for approval on behalf of the board and will inform the candidate of the result.

    Essays (on approved subjects) must be sent under a sealed cover marked `George Webb Medley Essay Prize' to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, before Friday, 31 October 1997. Candidates must conceal their names and distinguish their essays by a motto. The name and college of the candidate should be sent at the same time in a separate sealed envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it. Candidates are also required to certify, when submitting their essays, that they have not already been submitted in whole or in part, for any other prize and have not been submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for a degree in this or any other university.

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    GEORGE WEBB MEDLEY JUNIOR PRIZES 1997

    The Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences gives notice that one or possibly two Junior Prizes of up to £300 in total will be awarded after an examination to be held in the Examination Schools on Monday, 6 October 1997, at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. and at 9.30 a.m. on the following day.

    The Junior Prizes are open to members of the University who, at the time of the examination, are reading for an Honour School. Candidates for the Junior Prizes will be examined in two papers on Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. There will also be an essay on an economic subject.

    The papers will be set in the following order: (i) Micro-economics; (ii) Macroeconomics; (iii) an essay on an economic subject. Candidates will be recommended to answer three questions in each of the first two papers; alternative subjects will be set for the third paper.

    The Examiners give notice that they will not be able to furnish reports on the work done by candidates or to give lists or marks. Candidates must send in their names to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before Friday, 12 September 1997, together with a statement from a tutor that they are reading for an Honour School.

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    GEORGE WEBB MEDLEY PRIZES FOR THE M.PHIL. IN ECONOMICS

    Two prizes, each of the value of £300, will be awarded on the results of the M.Phil. examination in Economics, one for the best thesis, and one for the best performance in the written papers.

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    J.P. MORGAN PRIZE ESSAY IN FINANCE 1997

    The Committee for the School of Management Studies is pleased to announce details of the 1997 competition for the J.P. Morgan Prize Essay in Finance. An award of £1,000 will be made to the winner and J.P. Morgan will consider offering an internship to the winner for the period of the 1997 summer vacation. The winner will be expected to submit his or her essay to an academic journal if recommended to do so by the judges.

    The essay topic for 1997 is: `Discuss the proposition that the greater takeover threat in recent years has significantly increased the constraints on growth maximising managements.'

    The essay should be presented in a format appropriate for publication and dissemination to academic and business audiences. The ideal length of the essay is 4,000 words (maximum length 5,000 words). Entries must be in English. A style-sheet and further details may be obtained from the MBA Office, the School of Management Studies, the Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE.

    The competition is restricted to students studying for the degree of Master of Business Administration of Oxford University. Two copies of the essay must be submitted. All entries must be accompanied by a completed form signed by the author. Joint authorship is not allowed.

    The last date for submission is Friday, 7 February 1997. An announcement declaring the winner will be made in Hilary Term 1997.

    The judges reserve the right not to award the prize.

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    JOHN MORRIS PRIZE

    A fund has been established in memory of Dr John Morris to provide a prize, at present of the value of £100 (associated with which is the presentation by Sweet & Maxwell of a copy of the current edition of Dicey and Morris on The Conflict of Laws), to be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on The Conflict of Laws in the examination for the degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law. No special application is required.

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    SARA NORTON PRIZE 1997

    This prize, of the value of about £600, will be offered for an essay of not more than 30,000 words (though an essay of a shorter length will be acceptable) upon some subject proposed by the candidate and approved by the Board of the Faculty of Social Studies—the subject to fall within the field of the political history and institutions of the United States of America. Candidates may submit work which has been or will be submitted for a thesis in an Honour School or for the examination for the Degree of M.Phil.

    The prize is open to members of the University who will not have exceeded eighteen terms from matriculation by the end of Trinity Term 1997.

    A candidate must in the first place apply to the Secretary of Faculties, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by Friday, 7 March 1997, stating the subject on which he or she proposes to write. The Secretary of Faculties will submit the subject to the judges for approval on behalf of the board and will inform the candidate of the result.

    Essays (on approved subjects) must be sent under a sealed cover marked `Sara Norton Prize' to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, before Friday, 30 May 1997. Authors must conceal their names and distinguish their essays by a motto. The name, college, and date of matriculation must be sent at the same time in a sealed envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it.

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    NORTON ROSE PRIZE

    The prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Company Law in the Honour School of Jurisprudence. No application is required. The prize will be £250, and will be associated with an offer of Law books to the value of £250 to the successful candidate's college.

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    NUBAR PASHA ARMENIAN PRIZE 1997

    The Board of Management of the Nubar Pasha Armenian Scholarship Fund offers annually in Trinity Term a prize for studies in Classical Armenian. The value of the prize will be determined by the board of management.

    Candidates for the prize shall be members of the University who have not exceeded twenty-one terms from the date of matriculation. No person is eligible for the prize whose vernacular language is Armenian.

    Passages for translation into English will be set from the Classical Armenian text of the Gospel according to St Matthew, chapter 28, the Gospel according to St Mark, chapters 2 and 14, Eznik of Kolb, Against the Sects (De Deo), Book 4, ch. 1 and P`awstos Buzand, History, IV 54. These texts are contained in A. Meillet, Altarmenisches Elementarbuch, Heidelberg, 1913, pp. 144–64. The passage from Eznik also forms para. 358 in the edition by Mariès and Mercier, Patrologia Orientalis, tome XXVIII, fasc. 3, Paris, 1959, pp. 514–17. Questions to test grammatical knowledge will be set and, at the discretion of the examiners, a short unseen text. Candidates will be allowed three hours in which to answer the questions set.

    Applications should be sent to the Secretary, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, on or before Friday, 14 March 1997.

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    NUCLEAR ELECTRIC PRIZE IN MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AND NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

    The prize, value £100, may be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the examiners for the Degree of Master of Science in Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis each year to the candidate whose performance in that examination they judge to be the best.

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    CHARLES OLDHAM SHAKESPEARE PRIZE 1997

    The examination for the Charles Oldham Shakespeare Prize will be held in the Examination Schools in the third week of Hilary Term, on Tuesday, 4 February 1997, at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m., and at 9.30 a.m. on the following morning. There will be three papers, each of three hours' duration. The value of the prize is £750, and an additional and substantial prize or prizes may also be awarded.

    The prize is open to members of the University who have entered on the fourth term from matriculation, provided that:

    (a) graduates of other universities (including Senior Students) may compete during the term in which they are matriculated, or the first or second term thereafter;

    (b) no person may compete after exceeding (i) the sixth term from either (1) qualifying by examination for one of the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art or (2) registration as a graduate student of the University, or (ii) the fifteenth term from matriculation, whichever is the earliest;

    (c) no person may compete more than four times.

    The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

    The examination will consist of three papers as follows:

    (i) a paper on Shakespearian scholarship and criticism (including textual criticism);

    (ii) a general paper on Shakespeare (including the poems) and the theatre of his age; and

    (iii) a paper of questions on individual Shakespeare plays.

    Candidates must write entering their names by Friday, 6 December 1996, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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    JOHN LOWELL OSGOOD MEMORIAL PRIZE 1997

    The Board of the Faculty of Music gives notice that a John Lowell Osgood Memorial Prize will be awarded (if a candidate of sufficient merit appears) in Trinity Term 1997 for a composition in some form of ensemble chamber music.

    Entries should be sent to reach the Secretary of the Board of the Faculty of Music, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, before 1 May 1997.

    The value shall be determined by the Board of the Faculty of Music in the light of the report of the judges; a sum in excess of £500 is available. The prize is open to all members of the University who on the closing date for entries have completed one year and have not exceeded nine years from their matriculation. It may not be awarded twice to the same person.

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    OXFORD CRYOSYSTEMS PRIZE FOR A PROJECT IN CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS

    A prize of £100 may be awarded by the Examiners in the Honour School of Natural Science (Physics, Four Year Course) for a project in Condensed Matter Physics. The prize may not normally be awarded to the person who is awarded the Smith System Engineering Prize. No special application is required.

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    OXFORD LASERS PRIZE FOR A PROJECT IN OPTICAL PHYSICS

    A prize of £100 may be awarded by the Examiners in the Honour School of Natural Science (Physics, Four Year Course) for a project in Optical Physics. It is intended that the work performed on the project should be in a field of interest to a company whose business is the manufacture and application of light sources. The prize may not normally be awarded to the person who is awarded the Smith System Engineering Prize. No special application is required.

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    PASSMORE EDWARDS PRIZES FOR CLASSICS AND ENGLISH

    There are two prizes, each valued at £200. One will be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the Moderators in Honour Moderations in Classics and English to the candidate whose performance in that examination they judge the best. The other prize will be awarded by the Examiners for the Final Honour School of Classics and English, to the candidate whose performance in that examination they judge the best. No special application is required for either prize.

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    PAVRY AND WINCHESTER THESIS PRIZES 1997

    The Board of the Faculty of Social Studies proposes to award two prizes in Michaelmas Term 1997, provided that there are candidates of sufficient merit. Both of these prizes are awarded for successful theses (M.Phil., M.Litt., or D.Phil.) in the faculties of Social Studies, Law, or Modern History.

    The Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize (£500) is for a thesis on a subject in the area of international peace and understanding.

    The Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Prize (£500) is for a thesis on international relations, with particular reference to the area of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

    Candidates should apply in writing to the Secretary to the Managers of the Cyril Foster and Related Funds, Centre for International Studies, Social Studies Faculty Centre, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL , not later than 12 noon on Friday, 25 July 1997. Applications must include a copy of the thesis, together with a short abstract, and a letter supplying (a) the candidate's name, college and degree; (b) the names of the candidate's examiners and supervisor(s) (not applicable to M.Phil. candidates); (c) a clear indication for which one of the two prizes the candidate is submitting the thesis; (d) an address for communication should the candidate not be returning to the University in Michaelmas Term.

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    JOHN POTTER ESSAY PRIZE 1997

    The prize, to the approximate value of £200, is offered annually in Trinity Term and is open to clinical students working in Oxford for the Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine.

    The prize will be awarded for an essay on a clinical neurosurgical, neurological, or neuropathological topic. The primary purpose of the prize will be the promotion of sound use of English and clarity of expression in medical writing. No person shall be awarded the prize more than once.

    Candidates should submit their essay, under a nom-de-plume and marked `John Potter Essay Prize', to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, on or before Friday, 30 May 1997. Each candidate should put his/her name in a separate envelope with the nom-de-plume on the front. Any submission for the prize must be accompanied by a certificate signed by the author stating that the essay is an original essay not previously submitted for a prize or degree, and written during the clinical course.

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    PUSEY AND ELLERTON JUNIOR PRIZES

    Two or more prizes will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the moderators in the Preliminary Examination in Theology, and two or more annually on the recommendation of the moderators in the Preliminary Examination in Oriental Studies, to those candidates whose performance in Biblical Hebrew the moderators judge to be of sufficient merit. The value of the prizes shall be £50. No special application is required.

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    PUSEY AND ELLERTON SENIOR PRIZES

    One or more prizes will be awarded annually on the recommendation of the examiners in the Final Honour School of Theology, and one or more annually on the recommendation of the examiners in the Final Honour School of Oriental Studies, to those candidates whose performance in Biblical Hebrew the examiners judge to be of sufficient merit. The value of the prizes shall be £100. No special application is required.

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    RADCLIFFE PRIZE

    The Radcliffe Prize, value £100, may be awarded annually by the Master and Fellows of University College upon the recommendation of the Director of Clinical Studies, after consultation with the Regius Professor of Medicine, to the clinical student who is a candidate for the BM degree of Oxford University and whose performance is considered to be outstanding.

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    RADCLIFFE PHARMACOLOGY PRIZE

    The Master and Fellows of University College offer a Radcliffe Pharmacology Prize of value £250 upon the recommendation of the Chairman of Examiners of the Honour School of Natural Science (Physiological Sciences), taking into consideration the results of the aforesaid Honour School for the year of the award.

    The Prize shall be open to any member of the University who is placed on the Class List in the Honour School of Natural Science (Physiological Sciences) having offered Paper 10 (Pharmacology). The Prize shall not be awarded to the recipient of the Martin Wronker Prize in Pharmacology.

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    RENWICK VICKERS DERMATOLOGY PRIZE 1997

    Applications are invited for the Renwick Vickers Dermatology Prize. The value of the prize will be about £90 and the closing date for the submission of essays is Friday, 13 June 1997.

    The prize is open to clinical students working in Oxford for the Second Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and is awarded annually (provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves) for an essay on a topic relating to Dermatology. Essays shall be submitted to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, under a nom-de-plume. If the judges are unable to distinguish between the merits of two or more candidates the prize shall be divided accordingly. If no prize is awarded in any year, the surplus funds shall be reserved for making additional awards in any subsequent year. No person may be awarded the prize more than once.

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    GEOFFREY RHOADES COMMEMORATIVE BURSARY

    The bursary, value about £100, will be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the examiners in the Preliminary Examination in Fine Art to the candidate whom they regard as the most outstanding on the basis of work submitted for the examination. No special application is required.

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    SIR JOHN RHYS PRIZE 1997

    The Sir John Rhys Prize will be offered for an essay on some subject relating to Celtic Languages, Literature, History, and Antiquities. The prize, the value of which is £250, is open to members of the University who, on the closing date for entries, have not exceeded eight years from their matriculation.

    Candidates are free to choose their own subject but they must, not later than Friday, 6 December 1996, submit the title of their proposed essay, together with a brief statement of how they envisage treating the subject (on A4 size paper and preferably typewritten), to the Secretary of the Taylor Institution, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, for the approval of the judges.

    The essays, which should be typewritten and in stiff folders, are to be sent under a sealed cover marked `Sir John Rhys Prize' to the Secretary of the Taylor Institution, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, not later than Friday, 14 March 1997. Authors are required to conceal their names and distinguish their compositions by a motto. The name, college, and date of matriculation must be sent at the same time in a separate sealed envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it.

    The judges have power to recommend to the trustees that presents of books may be made to unsuccessful candidates whose essays have shown special excellence.

    The judges have power to recommend to the trustees that grants be made out of the Rhy^s Fund towards the expenses of printing the whole, or parts, of any essay and/or to enable the successful candidate, or candidates, to carry on the work which has been the subject of the essay.

    The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

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    RICHARDS BUTLER PRIZE

    The prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on International Trade in the Honour School of Jurisprudence. No application is required. The prize will be £250, and will be associated with an offer of Law books to the value of £350 to the successful candidate's college.

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    ROLLESTON MEMORIAL PRIZE 1997

    This prize, which is now of the value of about £850, is awarded annually, under the conditions stated below, for original research in any subject comprised in the following list: Animal and Vegetable Morphology and Anthropology, Physiology and Pathology.

    The next award will be made in Trinity Term 1997 for original research in Anthropology, Physiology, and Pathology.

    No candidate will be eligible:

    (a) who has not either passed the examination for the BA Degree or the BM Degree at Oxford, or for the BA Degree or the MB Degree at Cambridge, or been admitted as a Student for the Degree of M.Litt. or M.Sc. or D.Phil. at Oxford, or as a Research Student for the Degree of M.Litt. or M.Sc. or Ph.D. at Cambridge;

    (b) who has exceeded a period of six years from attaining one or other of these qualifications, or from attaining the first of such qualifications, if he or she has attained more than one;

    (c) who has exceeded ten years from matriculation.

    Candidates wishing to compete must forward their memoirs, together with a statement of (a) their present status, (b) where the work was done, and (c) the supervision, if any, which they had, to the Secretary to Rolleston Memorial Prize Trustees, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than 1 May 1997.

    The memoirs may be printed, typewritten, or in manuscript; should be inscribed `Rolleston Memorial Essay'; and should bear the name and address of the author. Memoirs may take the form of an essay, or a dissertation, or published work.

    The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

    ¶ No account will be taken of any research which has been prosecuted by the candidate before his or her matriculation.

    By-laws made by the Trustees of the Prize

    1. The prize shall be offered each year for original research. The subject shall be (a) Animal and Vegetable Morphology and Anthropology and (b) Physiology and Pathology, as defined below, in alternate years.

    2. Animal and Vegetable Morphology shall be interpreted to include Genetics; Anthropology shall be restricted to Physical Anthropology; and the subjects included under these heads shall be defined as those covered by the Royal Society's Sectional Committees, 6, 7, and 11 (i.e. plant anatomy and physiology, mycology, plant pathology, plant ecology and palaeo-botany, vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, and palaeozoology; human and comparative anatomy (including physical anthropology), entomology, parasitology, marine and freshwater zoology, animal ecology).

    3. Physiology and Pathology shall be interpreted to include Biochemistry; and the subjects included under these heads shall be defined as those covered by the Royal Society's Sectional Committees 8, 9, and 10, excluding clinical subjects, medical statistics, and demography (i.e. animal and human physiology, pharmacology, endocrinology, and reproduction; bacteriology, virology and general microbiology, immunology, pathology, and radiobiology).

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    CECIL ROTH MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR ITALIAN STUDIES 1997

    A Cecil Roth Memorial Prize for Italian Studies will be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, in Trinity Term 1997 for an essay on an approved subject within the field of Italian art, history, or literature of the period from the end of the Roman Empire in the west until the end of the eighteenth century; it is recommended that the length of the essay should not exceed 10,000 words. The value of the prize is £400. Two book prizes of £50 each may also be awarded. Applicants must be members of the University reading for a Final Honour School who, on 31 March 1997, will not have exceeded four years from the date of their matriculation.

    All candidates must apply, through the Secretary of the Taylor Institution, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF for approval of their intended essay subjects. In addition to other subjects, the judges are also willing to consider proposals which involve the use of material intended for theses, extended essays, etc., in Final Honour School examinations. Essays must be typed or word-processed in double spacing on one side only of A4 paper, and must be submitted to the Secretary of the Taylor Institution not later than Wednesday, 31 March 1997.

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    SUSAN MARY ROUSE MEMORIAL PRIZE

    A book prize will be awarded, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the Moderators in the Preliminary Examination for Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology in Hilary Term to the candidate whose performance in the subject `Introduction to Psychology' they judge to be the best. No special application is required.

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    ST CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA PRIZE

    The prize, value about £60, may be awarded by the examiners for the best performance in the Honour School of Theology by a member of the Anglican Theological Colleges who intends to be ordained in the Church of England and who is not also a member of one of the societies recognized in Title VII.

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    SCOTT PRIZES IN PHYSICS

    One or more prizes of the value of not less than £25 each (the value of recent awards has been £30–£100) may be awarded by the examiners in Physics in the Final Honour School of Natural Science each year for performance in that examination, and for outstanding work in practical physics by candidates for that examination. No special application is required.

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    SHELLEY-MILLS PRIZE 1997

    This prize, the purpose of which is to promote the study of the works of William Shakespeare, is open to members of the University who on the date of this supplement have not exceeded three years from matriculation; provided that no person who on that date has been a member of any other university than Oxford for more than one year shall be eligible to compete.

    The prize, value about £100, will be awarded for the best essay on the following subject:

    `Shakespeare and Censorship'.

    The essays (which should consist of about 5,000 words) are to be sent under sealed cover to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, to reach him on or before 1 March 1997. Candidates are required to conceal their names and distinguish their essays by a motto. The name and college of the candidate should be sent at the same time in a separate sealed envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it. Candidates must also submit a statement by the Head or Senior Tutor of their College that they have not been a member of any university other than Oxford for more than one year.

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    SLAUGHTER AND MAY PRIZE

    This cash prize is to the value of £250 and is associated with a gift of £500 in law books to the successful candidate's college. It is awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on the Law of Contract in the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence. No special application is required.

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    SMITH SYSTEM ENGINEERING PRIZE FOR THE BEST FINAL YEAR PHYSICS PROJECT

    One prize of £250 may be awarded by the Examiners for a project submitted for the Honour School of Natural Science (Physics), Four Year Course. No special application is required.

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    GEOFFREY HILL SPRAY PRIZE IN CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 1997

    This prize is open to clinical students working in Oxford in the second or third year of the course leading to the Second BM Examination. Students may seek approval for their proposed subject in their first year but may not submit an essay until at least their second year.

    The prize will be awarded (provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves) for an essay on biochemistry as related to pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of disease in man. Intending candidates should first submit to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, with a nom-de-plume, the title of their proposed essay together with a brief statement (10–20 lines) of how they envisage treating the subject for prior approval by the judges.

    The closing date for submitting the proposed title is Friday, 26 November 1996. The closing date for submitting the essay is Friday, 2 May 1997.

    The value of the prize is about £280.

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    HAROLD LISTER SUNDERLAND PRIZES

    The Board of Management of the H.L. Sunderland Fund has approved an annual grant for two prizes to be awarded respectively for the best performance in Greek papers in Honour Moderations in Classics (value £150); and for the best performance in the Greek Literature papers in the Honour Schools of Literae Humaniores and Classics and Modern Languages (value £200). No special application is required.

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    JUNIOR PAGET TOYNBEE PRIZES 1997

    An examination for these prizes will be held on Thursday, 1 May 1997, at 2 p.m. in the Taylor Institution. One prize, of £400 in value, will be awarded in each of the following fields, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit in the field concerned:

    (a) the works of Dante;

    (b) Old French Language and Literature;

    (c) Old Provençal Language and Literature.

    If there is no candidate of sufficient merit for the award of a junior prize in any of the fields, the examiners may at their discretion award an additional junior prize or prizes in any other of the fields in which there are candidates of sufficient merit, provided that no junior prize will exceed £400 in value and that the total value of all the junior prizes awarded in 1997 will not exceed £1,200.

    The examination for each candidate will consist of a single three-hour paper in the field he or she is offering. The paper will consist of two parts: A, a passage or passages for textual analysis and/or commentary; and B, a wide range of questions of a literary, linguistic, or historical character. Candidates will be required to answer Part A and not more than two questions from Part B.

    The prizes are open to all matriculated members of the University who at the time of examination (i) are of not more than fifteen terms' standing, and (ii) are certified by the Head or a Tutor of their Society at Oxford to be reading for a First or Second Public Examination of the University. A Junior Paget Toynbee Prize cannot be awarded to a previous winner of any Paget Toynbee Prize.

    Candidates should write to the Secretary of the Taylor Institution, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, by Friday, 22 November 1996, stating the field in which they wish to be examined and should send at the same time the certificate referred to in the previous paragraph and permission from their tutor to enter for the prize.

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    SENIOR PAGET TOYNBEE PRIZES 1997

    Two Senior Paget Toynbee Prizes, each of £1,000 in value, will be awarded, provided that there are candidates of sufficient merit, in Trinity Term 1997, for the best essays of not more than 10,000 words on approved subjects within any of the following fields:

    (a) the works of Dante;

    (b) Old French Language and Literature;

    (c) Old Provençal Language and Literature.

    Candidates must be matriculated members of the University who, on the closing date for the receipt of the essays, will be of not more than twenty-eight terms' standing. A senior prize cannot be awarded more than once to the same person.

    All candidates must write to the Secretary of the Taylor Institution, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, stating the field in which they wish to offer an essay and must apply through him for approval of their intended essay subject. Essays must be submitted to him not later than Thursday, 3 April 1997.

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    TURBUTT PRIZES

    The prizes, for excellence in practical organic chemistry, will be open to members of the University who are pursuing the course for Part I of the examination in Chemistry in the Honour School of Natural Science. One or more prizes of £75 may be offered annually for laboratory work in each of the first, second, and third years of the course. No special application is required.

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    TYNAN PRIZE 1997

    The Board of Management of the Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund will in Trinity Term 1997 award a prize of £100 for the best portfolio of theatre reviews by a student while at the University of Oxford. Prize entries, which must be limited to a portfolio of eight reviews, will be judged by the current or a previous holder of the Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professorship of Contemporary Theatre. The closing date for the submission of portfolios, to which must be attached details of the entrant's name, college, and term of matriculation, is Friday, 21 March 1997. Candidates must not have exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation. Previous winners of the prize are not eligible. Further details of the prize are available from Ms Holly Kendrick, University Drama Officer, the Burton Taylor Theatre, Gloucester Street, Oxford OX1 2BN (telephone 791577), to whom portfolios should be submitted.

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    VIOLET VAUGHAN MORGAN PRIZES 1997

    The Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature gives notice that eight prizes on the foundation of Mr and Mrs P. Vaughan Morgan will be awarded in Trinity Term 1997 if suitable candidates present themselves.

    The examination will be open to members of the University who are citizens of one of the countries of the British Commonwealth, have not exceeded the ninth term from their matriculation, and are reading for the First or Second Public Examination. In awarding a prize, in addition to scholastic acquirements, the characters of the candidates will be taken into consideration so far as they can be judged from a viva-voce examination and also from their records at college, and a prize will not be awarded to anyone who, in the opinion of the examiners, does not show promise of becoming a loyal citizen of the British Commonwealth.

    The examination (consisting of two papers on English Literature) will be held in the Schools on Thursday, 15 May 1997, at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. Viva-voce examinations will be held in the Schools on Thursday, 22 May, beginning at 9.30 a.m. The examiners intend to set two papers (each of three hours); one composed of general critical questions requiring no special preparation; the other composed of three sections, (1) fourteenth- and fifteenth-century poetry and drama, (2) drama 1580–1642, (3) Victorian poetry, of which candidates must limit themselves to answering questions in one section.

    The prizes are of the value of £120 each. Each prize- winner will also receive a bronze medal having on one side a profile of Maude Violet Caroline Vaughan Morgan, and on the other side an engraved statement of the origin of the prizes.

    Persons wishing to become candidates must apply to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, for a form of entry which will include a certificate (to be signed by the head or senior tutor of the candidate's college or society) stating that the candidate has not exceeded the ninth term from his matriculation, is reading for the First or Second Public Examination, and is a citizen of one of the countries of the British Commonwealth. The completed entry forms must be returned to the Head Clerk by Friday, 14 March 1997, and must be accompanied by a confidential letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope from each candidate's tutor.

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    HENRY WILDE PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY

    One prize, value £200, may be awarded in each year for an outstanding performance in Philosophy in any of the following Final Honour Schools: Literae Humaniores; Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology; Mathematics and Philosophy; Physics and Philosophy; Philosophy and Theology; Philosophy and Modern Languages.

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    WINTER WILLIAMS LAW PRIZES

    The Board of the Faculty of Law invites entry for the Prizes which will be awarded in 1997 on the basis of essays, of not more than 5,000 words, submitted on one of the following subjects: 1 The selection of a judicial remedy for breach of contract turns upon more complex considerations than the simple moral principle that promises should be kept.

    2 What is a resulting trust?

    3 `[T]he law of tort is the general law, out of which the parties can, if they wish, contract'. Lord Goff in Henderson v. Merrett Syndicates Ltd. [1994] 3 All E R 506.

    4 What are the aims and what are the likely results of the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996.

    The first prize is of £400, the second prize is of £200. Grants to a total of a £200 may be made to unsuccessful candidates who have done meritorious work. The prizes will be awarded only if entries of sufficient merit are received.

    The essays (two typed copies) must be sent to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by 30 September 1997. There is no entry form, but each essay must be accompanied by: (i) a statement from the candidate's college that he or she is, on 30 September 1997, an undergraduate member of the University who has not exceeded the tenth term from matriculation, and is reading for the Honour School of Jurisprudence; (ii) a declaration that the essay is entirely the candidate's own unaided work and that it has not been submitted to any other person for advice, assistance, or revision.

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    L.J. WITTS PRIZE IN HAEMATOLOGY OR GASTROENTEROLOGY

    The prize, to the value of around £170, is offered annually (provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves) for essays related to diseases either of the blood or of the gastro-intestinal tract. The prize is open to clinical students working in Oxford for the Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine. No person may be awarded the prize more than once.

    Intending candidates should submit the title of their proposed essay, together with a brief statement (10–20 lines) of how they envisage treating the subject, for approval by the judges. The request for approval should be submitted to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, under a nom-de-plume by 1 October in the academic year in which the prize is to be awarded. The closing date for the submission of the essay is 1 March in the same academic year.

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    MARTIN WRONKER PRIZES IN LAW

    The Martin Wronker Prize in Law, worth £1,000, is awarded annually for the best overall performance in the Honour School of Jurisprudence. Satisfactory evidence from the college or other society as to the character as well as to academic attainment is sought before the prize is awarded. Two grants of up to £600 in total may also be awarded to those named as proxime accesserunt to the prize-winner. Additional prizes of £250 each are awarded annually, from the Martin Wronker Law Prize Fund, for the best performances in the following five papers: Jurisprudence; Tort; Land Law; Trusts; and Administrative Law. Candidates in the Honour School of Jurisprudence will be regarded as candidates for all these awards. (Figures subject to review.)

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    MARTIN WRONKER PRIZES IN MEDICINE AND PHARMACOLOGY 1997

    A Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine, worth £500, will be offered in Trinity Term 1997 and additional grants of up to £125 may also be awarded. Candidates for this prize must be members of the University whose names are on the Register of University Medical Students and who have been classed in either Physiological Sciences in the Honour School of Natural Science or (provided that the subjects offered have included Physiology) the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology in Trinity Term 1997. A prize worth £125 will also be offered, on the same conditions as to eligibility, for meritorious performance in the optional dissertation (in a physiological subject) in these Honour Schools.

    All candidates in the Honour School of Natural Science (Physiological Sciences) or who are offering Physiology in the Honour School of PPP will be regarded as candidates for the prize if their names are on the Register of University Medical Students. A testimonial from the head of their college or hall as to their character as well as to their academic attainment may later be required.

    A Martin Wronker Prize in Pharmacology, worth £250, will also be offered in Trinity Term 1997, on the same conditions regarding eligibility as the Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine, for meritorious performance in Pharmacology in either of the above Honour Schools, provided that no person who has been awarded the prize in Medicine or a grant will be eligible for the prize in Pharmacology.

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    WYLIE PRIZE 1997

    The prize is awarded annually for the best essay on a subject connected with some aspect of the history of the United States of America. The value is £150.

    For precise information candidates are advised to consult the Statutes, Decrees, and Regulations of the University of Oxford, but the rules may be summarised and augmented as follows. Candidates must be members of the University reading for a Final Honour School. The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

    Essays, which must be typewritten and which must not exceed 15,000 words in length (including footnotes, appendices, and bibliographies), should be sent under sealed cover to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than 1 March 1997. The author shall conceal his name and distinguish his composition by what motto he pleases, sending at the same time his name sealed under another cover with the motto inscribed on it. Candidates are required to certify, when submitting their essays, that they have not already been submitted in whole or in partial fulfilment of the requirements for a degree of any other university.

    Although competitors are free to choose their own subject, they are warned that they must secure the prior approval of the examiners for the subject of their essay: the examiners will not approve any subject unless the candidate's letter seeking approval is endorsed by his tutor to the effect that the proposed title is suitable. Candidates must send the proposed title to the Secretary, Board of the Faculty of Modern History, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 24 January 1997.

    Essays may also be submitted as theses for the Honour Schools of Modern History, or of Modern History and Modern Languages, or of Modern History and Economics, or of Ancient and Modern History, in accordance with the faculty board's regulations. As the examiners may not have finished with the essays by the deadline for the submission of theses, candidates who wish to submit their work for the Final Honour School are advised to keep a separate copy of the essay.

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