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Oxford University Gazette, 26 May 2005:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding


The Board of the Faculty of Law announces that the Eldon Law Scholarship, value not less than £6,250 per annum, is awarded annually to be held for up to two years.

Candidates must be members of the University of Oxford who:

(a) have passed their examination in any Second Public Examination, or for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or for the Degree of Magister Juris; and

(b) have either been placed in the First Class or been awarded a distinction in one or other of these examinations or in Honour Moderations or have gained one of the Chancellor's Prizes; and

(c) intend to follow the profession of the Law; and

(d) have applied for one of the scholarships either before, or within two years next following, the date of their call to the Bar.

Candidates will be required to sign a declaration that they intend to practise at the Bar in the United Kingdom.

Until they have been called to the Bar, Scholars must produce proof that they have regularly kept their terms, unless prevented by illness, at one of the Inns of Court.

In general the policy of the awarding committee is to give preference to a candidate who has completed his or her Oxford education, and will, at the date of the interview, be undertaking the vocational stage of training prior to entry into pupillage.

Applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, must be sent to the Secretary to the Eldon Committee (on a form obtainable from him—e-mail:, Law Faculty Office, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL, not later than Friday, 28 October 2005, in a sealed envelope marked 'Eldon Scholarship Application'. The Eldon Law Scholarship Committee will summon those candidates they wish to interview in Oxford on Saturday, 4 February 2006.

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Mark Quested Exhibition

The University has received notification that the Fishmongers' Company will shortly proceed to the election of a Mark Quested Exhibitioner.

The value of the exhibition is £1,000 per annum and is held by a graduate of the University of Oxford in need and deserving of financial assistance, who shall on 1 October 2005 be not more than thirty years of age, and shall during the tenure of the award be bona fide and diligently engaged either in the University or elsewhere in an approved course of study or research.

The exhibition is available from 1 October 2005 and will be awarded for a period of three years. Payment will be made at half yearly intervals subject to satisfactory conduct and diligent work during the preceding six months. If such confirmation is not provided, the Company may withdraw the exhibition.

All applications must be accompanied by the following (photocopies only at this stage):

  • proof that the applicant is a graduate of the University;

  • proof that the applicant is in need and deserving of financial assistance;

  • proof that the applicant is not over thirty years of age;

  • a testimonial as to good character and conduct.

Each applicant should include a statement about the proposed course of study or research he/she would undertake if elected to the exhibition.

Applications and accompanying documents must be received by the Student Funding and International Office no later than Friday, 11 June.

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The deadline for the submission of dissertations or theses for the British Brands Group Prize for the best dissertation or thesis submitted as part of any postgraduate degree in Law on a subject broadly connected with the law or the practice of trade-marks, unfair competition, or branding will be 1 August 2005. Dissertations and theses must have been marked by the relevant examiners prior to the papers being submitted for the prize.

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