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Supplement (4) to Oxford University Gazette No. 4855. Wednesday, 8 October 2008.

Scholarships and Prizes 2008: Medieval and Modern Languages

Junior Paget Toynbee Prizes 2008–9

An examination for these prizes will be held on Thursday of week one of Trinity Term (30 April 2009) at 2 p.m. A prize of £400 will be awarded in each of the following fields, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit in the field concerned:

(a) the works of Dante;

(b) Old French Language and Literature;

(c) Old Provençal Language and Literature.

If there is no candidate of sufficient merit for the award of a junior prize in any of the fields, the examiners may at their discretion award an additional junior prize or prizes in any other of the fields in which there are candidates of sufficient merit, provided that no junior prize will exceed £400 in value and that the total value of all the junior prizes awarded will not exceed £1,200.

The examination for each candidate will consist of a single three-hour paper in the field he or she is offering. The paper will consist of two parts: A, a passage or passages for textual analysis and/or commentary; and B, a wide range of questions of a literary, linguistic, or historical character. Candidates will be required to answer Part A and not more than two questions from Part B.

The prizes are open to all matriculated members of the University, who at the time of examination (i) are of not more than fifteen terms' standing, and (ii) are certified by the Head or a Tutor of their Society at Oxford to be reading for a First or Second Public Examination of the University. A Junior Paget Toynbee Prize cannot be awarded to a previous winner of any Paget Toynbee Prize.

Candidates should write (by post or e-mail) to Prizes and Awards, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF ( by Friday of week eight of Hilary Term (13 March 2009), stating the field in which they wish to be examined. They should also send confirmation referred to under (ii) in the previous paragraph and permission from their tutor to enter the prize.

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