Scholarships and Prizes 2003: English Language and Literature

CHARLES OLDHAM SHAKESPEARE PRIZE 2004

The examination for the Charles Oldham Shakespeare Prize will be held in the Examination Schools in the third week of Hilary Term, on Tuesday, 3 February 2004, 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, 28 November 2003, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.


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