Scholarships and Prizes 2003: English Language and Literature

VIOLET VAUGHAN MORGAN PRIZES 2004

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 2004 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, 6 May 2004, at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. Viva-voce examinations will be held in the Schools on Thursday, 13 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) Vic- torian 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 Mr P. Burns, English Faculty, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ, 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 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 Mr P. Burns by Friday, 12 March 2004, and must be accompanied by a confidential letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope from each candidate's tutor. The attention of tutors is drawn to the second paragraph of this notice and to the need to comment explicitly on non- scholastic (as well as scholastic) acquirements.


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