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Oxford University Gazette, 26 January 2006:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Classics Prizes: Amended Notices

The following corrections are announced to notices of Classics Prizes published in the Scholarships and Prizes Supplement (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4745, Wednesday, 12 October).

Comparative Philology Prizes 2006

The value of the prizes will be as follows (and not as previously stated):

(i) a prize of £150 to be awarded for performance in the Historical Linguistics and Comparative Philology paper in Honour Moderations in Classics;

(ii) a prize of £200 for performance in any of the Philology and Linguistics papers in the Honour School of Literae Humaniores, or in the same papers offered in the Honour Schools of Classics and English, and Classics and Modern Languages, or Oriental Studies (with Classics as an additional language).

Hertford and De Paravicini Prizes

The previous notice should be replaced by the following:

(i) One Hertford Prize (£350) and two De Paravicini Prizes (£250 each) will be awarded, provided that suitable candidates present themselves, for performance in Honour Moderations in Classics in the Latin Language papers (including the Composition Paper); Virgil; and essays on Latin topics in the Texts and Contexts paper.

(i) One Hertford Prize (£350) and two De Paravicini Prizes (£250 each) will be awarded, provided that suitable candidates present themselves, for performance in the FHS of Literae Humaniores in Latin papers.

The winners of the Hertford Prizes will be ineligible for a De Paravicini Prize. No special application is required.

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Thomas Whitcombe Greene Prize

The value of the prize will be £200 (and not £100 as previously stated).

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Ireland and Craven Scholarships 2006

The value of the Dean Ireland's Scholarship 2006 will be £500 and the value of the Craven Scholarships (three in number) will be £250. Return to Contents of this section


C.E. Stevens and Charles Oldham Scholarships in Classical Studies 2006

The value of the C.E. Stevens Scholarship will be of the order of £400, and of each Charles Oldham Scholarship of the order of £300. Return to Contents of this section


Harold Lister Sunderland Prizes 2006

The value of the prize for the best performance in Greek papers in Honour Moderations in Classics 2006 will be £200 and of the prize for the best performance in the Greek Literature papers in the Honour Schools of Literae Humaniores and Classics and Modern Languages will be £250. Return to Contents of this section


Greek and Latin Declamation Prizes

Note: the deadline for sending completed application forms to Dr P. Probert, Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG, is Friday, 19 May 2006.

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Cecil Roth Memorial Prize for Italian Studies 2005–6

A Cecil Roth Memorial Prize for Italian Studies will be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, in Trinity Term 2006 for an essay on an approved subject within the field of Italian art, history, or literature of the period from the end of the Roman Empire in the west until the end of the eighteenth century; it is recommended that the length of essay should not exceed 10,000 words. The value of the prize is £400. Two book prizes of £50 each may also be awarded.

Applicants must be members of the University reading for a Final Honour School who, on 31 March 2006, will not have exceeded four years from the date of their matriculation.

All candidates must apply, through the Secretary, Taylor Institution, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF for approval of their intended essay subjects. In addition to other subjects, the judges are also willing to consider proposals which involve the use of material intended for theses, extended essays, etc., in Final Honour School examinations. Essays must be typed or word-processed in double-spacing on one side only of A4 paper, and must be submitted to the Secretary of the Taylor Institution not later than Friday, 31 March.

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Oxford Leadership Prize

The 2006 Oxford Leadership Prize is open to everyone under the age of thirty connected to the University of Oxford. This includes undergraduates, postgraduates, alumni, faculty, and staff.

This year's question is: 'What new ideas and perspectives will characterise the successful leaders of tomorrow?' Submissions may be presented in any medium as long as they are capable of being judged remotely by somebody with access to a multimedia PC, e.g. an essay, poem, short story, opera, play, film, computer game, etc.

The prize is £3,500. There are two further awards of £1,000 for highly commended entrants.

Finalists will be invited for interview by the Prize Board (which includes Sir Ian Blair, Clare Short MP, and Dr John Hood) on 12 May.

Closing dates: registration by e-mail by Sunday, 5 February. Submission by Sunday, 26 March.

For more information, see the Web site www.oxfordleadershipprize.org.

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St Antony's College

Wai Seng Senior Research Scholarship

The Wai Seng Senior Research Scholarship is being offered this year to take effect from Michaelmas Term 2006. It is tenable at St Antony's College for two years and is open to students working for a D.Phil. degree involving the study of the Asia–Pacific. Further details may be obtained by e-mailing Jennifer Griffiths, St Antony's College (e-mail: jennifer.griffiths@sant.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday of seventh week

(3 March).

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