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Supplement (1) to Oxford University Gazette No. 4745. Wednesday, 12 October 2005.
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Scholarships and Prizes 2005: History

PRIZES IN COMMONWEALTH AND IMPERIAL HISTORY

The Robert Herbert Memorial Prize

The prize will be offered for an essay or a short dissertation `on some subject connected with those problems of Imperial Administration to which Sir Robert Herbert devoted his life'. In practice, the prize trustees define this as topics in the field of British Imperial and Commonwealth history, or in imperial aspects of British history. The value of the prize is at least £400.

Beit Prize

The prize will be offered for an essay on some subject connected with the advantages of `Imperial Citizenship', or on some subject connected with Colonial History. In practice, the prize trustees define this as topics in the field of British Imperial and Commonwealth history, or in imperial aspects of British history. The value of the prize is at least £350.

Entry procedures for both prizes

The prizes are open to all members of the University who, on the closing date for entries, are either current students or completed their degree not more than twelve months before that date, and who have not previously been awarded either prize. Entries must be (i) word- processed and self-contained, (ii) no longer than 15,000 words in length (including footnotes, appendices, and bibliographies) but may be shorter, (iii) written by the applicant only, i.e. no joint authorship.

The prize trustees wish to encourage the entry of work adapted from a wide variety of sources: published and unpublished articles, theses for relevant Honours Schools, theses for the examination for the Master of Studies in Modern History or the Master of Studies in Historical Research, and work presented in applications for change of status to D.Phil. student or for confirmation of D.Phil. student status.

Entries for both prizes must not be marked with the author's name: the author's name, college, and date of matriculation should be supplied in a separate letter with the essay to Litsa Biggs, Secretary to the Beit Fund Board of Management, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70012) by the closing date of 31 October 2006.


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