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Oxford University Gazette, 19 April 2007:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Canon Hall Greek Testament Prizes and Hall-Houghton Septuagint and Houghton Syriac Prizes 2006–7

The examination for these prizes will begin in the Examination Schools on Monday, 1 October 2007, at 9.30 a.m.

The subject for examination for the Canon Hall Junior Prize (£300) will be the Synoptic Gospels, St John's Gospel, and the Acts of the Apostles in the original Greek in respect of translation, criticism, and interpretation. The examination will consist of two papers.

The subject for examination for the Canon Hall Senior Prize (£500) will be the New Testament in the original Greek in respect of the translation, criticism, interpretation, inspiration, and authority. The examination will consist of three papers.

The subject for examination for the Hall-Houghton Senior Prize (£500) will be the Septuagint version of the Old Testament (three papers will be set); and for the Junior Prize (£300) such book or books of the Septuagint version of the Old Testament as shall have been previously named by the trustees (two papers will be set). Both examinations will be concerned with the two-fold aspect of the Septuagint, retrospectively as regards the Hebrew Bible, and prospectively as regards the Greek Testament.

The subject for examination for the Houghton Syriac Version Prize (£500) will be the ancient versions of the Holy Scriptures in Syriac in respect of translation, criticism, and interpretation, with special reference to such books as shall have been previously named by the trustees. The examination will consist of two papers.

Candidates for the Canon Hall Junior Prize, and for the Hall-Houghton Junior Prize, must be members of the University who are reading for a Final Honour School, or are at the time of the examination for the prizes within one term of having sat a Final Honour School.

Candidates for the Canon Hall Senior Prize, and for the Hall-Houghton Senior Prize, must be members of the University of not more than twenty-four terms' standing.

Candidates for the Houghton Syriac Version Prize must be members of the University of not more than twenty-one terms' standing.

No prize can be awarded twice to the same person.

Candidates must send in their names to the Mrs E.A. Macallister, Theology Faculty Office, 41 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LW, on or before Friday, 11 May.

The set texts are:

For the Senior Septuagint Prize:

The Septuagint, with special reference to

(1) Numbers ix–xxiv

(2) Ezekiel i–x

(3) Ben Sira (Ecclesiasticus) xxxviii–li

The prescribed text being the Göttingen Septuaginta edition (Numbers, vol 3/1; Ezekiel, vol.16/1; Ben Sira, vol.12/2).

For the Junior Septuagint Prize:

The Septuagint version of

(1) Genesis i–ix

(2) Isaiah lx–lxvi

The prescribed text being the edition by Rahlfs.

For the Syriac Prize:

(1) Psalms, cxx–cl (Peshitta version)

(2) Mark, chapters i–x (Peshitta and Old Syriac versions)

(3) Acts, chapters i–xv (British and Foreign Bible Society edition)

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Timothy Bailey Scholarship

The Timothy Bailey Trust has been set up in memory of Timothy Bailey, a biology graduate of Christ Church. It aims to provide financial support to students of Oxford University to assist them in undertaking any extra-curricular project or expedition relating to the biological sciences.

The Timothy Bailey Scholarship is awarded annually with money from the Timothy Bailey Trust Fund. Applicants should produce a written proposal of 500–1,000 words, stating clearly: (a) the background to, and aims of, the activity; (b) how a successful outcome to the activity will contribute to our knowledge and understanding of any aspect of biology; (c) detailed work plans for a successful outcome; (d) how, in the event of a successful application, the award will contribute to this outcome.

Three copies of each application should be addressed as follows: The Timothy Bailey Scholarship, c/o Professor Sarah E. Randolph, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS.

Entries will be judged by the Trustees whose decision is final. The Timothy Bailey Scholarship will be awarded annually with a value of £500. The winning applicant(s) will be expected to acknowledge the support of the Timothy Bailey Trust in any reports or scientific papers arising from any activity supported by the Trust. They should also provide a written report of 2,000 words to the Trustees upon completion of the research and travel supported.

The closing date for applications this year will be 30 April and the successful applicant(s) will be notified by 28 May. Further details can be found at www.timothybailey.com.

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University Department of Clinical Neurology

Sir Roger Bannister Neurology Prize

Sir Roger Bannister has given an endowment of £10,000, from which the income will be used to award an annual prize for the best overall performance in the Year 5 (second clinical year BM B.Ch) Neurology rotation. The annual prize is awarded on the basis of a viva of those students selected for excellent performance during the neurology course assessment.

Further enquiries should be directed to the Course Administrator, University Department of Clinical Neurology.

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Oriel College

Eugene Lee-Hamilton Prize 2007

The Provost and Fellows of Oriel College offer a prize of £60 for the best Petrarchan Sonnet in English submitted by an undergraduate of Oxford or Cambridge, on a subject to be chosen by the candidate. Enjambment between the eighth and ninth lines will be permitted.

No candidate may submit more than one sonnet, nor may the prize be awarded more than once to the same person. The competing sonnets should be sent to Mrs Yvonne Scott, Academic Registrar, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW, not later than Friday, 1 June.

Each sonnet must be accompanied by a certificate from the head or fellow of the candidate's college, stating that the candidate is an undergraduate.

The winner will have been deemed to have given permission to publish his/her sonnet in the Oriel Record.

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St Hugh's College

Colin Matthew Fund

Travel Awards for Historical Research

Applications are invited for small grants to support travel for the purposes of research. The grants are intended to support research for a thesis on an historical topic: applicants must be student members of the University, and may be undergraduate or graduate students.

The Committee for the Fund hopes to make a number of awards up to a total value of £1,000: the maximum value of an individual award will be £500.

Application forms may be obtained by e-mailing Catherine.Barton@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk. Completed forms must be submitted by Friday of Fourth Week of Trinity Term, 18 May. Applicants are asked to ensure that their tutor or supervisor writes a letter in support of their application by the same date. Applications and letters of support should be addressed to the Bursar's Secretary, St Hugh's College, Oxford 0X2 6LE.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome before the end of Trinity Term.

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