Scholarships and Prizes 2002:
Medieval and Modern
HEATH HARRISON TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIPS 2003
The Board of Management for the Heath Harrison Travelling Scholarships gives
notice that examinations
for the scholarships will begin on Monday, 27 January 2003, at 9.30 a.m. in the Examination
Schools. Provided that
candidates of sufficient merit present themselves fifteen
Junior Scholarships will be awarded.
One of the following languages may be offered: French, German, Italian, Spanish,
Portuguese, Russian, Modern
Intending candidates, who must be members of the University, should obtain further
particulars of eligibility and
application forms from the Secretary of the Heath Harrison Board of Management, 37
Wellington Square, Oxford
OX1 2JF, to whom entry forms must be returned not later than Monday, 25
Past examination papers are available from the Examination Schools.
Candidates must be reading Modern Languages, must not have been admitted to a degree in
the University, and not
have exceeded on 31 January 2003 two years (or one year in the case of students with Senior
Status) from the date
of their matriculation.
No candidate shall be awarded a Junior Scholarship twice in the same language.
No scholarship will be awarded in a language to a candidate who in the opinion of the board
of management is a
native or bilingual speaker of that language.
The examination will consist of two papers, viz. (1) Translation from the language selected
by the candidate, (2)
Essay in that language, and (3) an Oral Examination.
In addition all candidates must submit a written proposal as to how they would intend to use
the scholarship, with
particular attention to the aim of enhancement of language skills. The proposal should not
exceed 1,000 words in
length and should be submitted to the Secretary of the Heath Harrison Board of Management,
Taylor Institution, 37
Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, by 31 December 2002. Candidates
should expect to be
examined on their proposal as part of the oral examination.
The tenure of the scholarships should preferably be completed by the end of the academic
year (30 September) in
which the award is made and must be completed no later than the academic year of residence
(i.e. excluding any
year spent abroad) following that in which the award was won. The scholarships in all
languages are of the value
of £1,200. On satisfying the board that they have made satisfactory arrangements for
their stay abroad,
scholars will receive £1,100. The value of the scholarships will be
reviewed from time to time and in exceptional circumstances a small supplement may be
approved by the supervisors
appointed by the Board of Management. Before the expiration of the tenure of the scholarship
they will be required
to furnish the Board of Management with written evidence that they have pursued their
studies abroad in a
No scholar will receive the balance of the scholarship until this condition has been fulfilled.
During the tenure of the scholarship every scholar is
required to spend at least six weeks in studying the
language in which the scholarship was awarded in the country of the origin of that language
(not necessarily at a
university), unless the board shall allow the whole or part of that period to be spent in some
other country in which
the language is vernacular.
Written examination (Examination Schools)
Monday, 27 January 2003
9.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m.: Paper I, all languages
11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.: Paper II, all languages
Oral examination (20 minutes)
Monday, 10 February 2003, and, possibly, Tuesday, 11 February 2003.
ANDREW COLIN PRIZE
PRIZE IN SPANISH