Scholarships and Prizes 2002:
Medieval and Modern Languages


An examination for these prizes will be held on Thursday, 8 May 2003, 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 2003 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, Taylor Institution, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, by Friday, 15 November 2002, 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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