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Oxford University Gazette, 23 October 2008:
Prizes, Grants, and Funding

Canon Hall Greek Testament Prizes and Hall-Houghton Septuagint and Houghton Syriac Prizes 2008

The examination for these prizes will begin in the Examination Schools on Monday, 8 December 2008 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, 41 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LW, on or before Friday, 7 November 2008.

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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Shelley-Mills Prize 2009

Amended notice

This prize, the purpose of which is to promote the study of the works of William Shakespeare, providing there is an entry of sufficient merit, is open to any member of the University who on the date of publication of this notice has not exceeded three years from matriculation, and who has not been a member of any other university for more than a year.

The prize, value about £100, will be awarded for the best essay on the following subject: 'Shakespeare's writing for actors'.

The essays (which should consist of about 5,000 words) are to be sent under sealed cover to Ms K. Atherton, English Faculty Office, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ, to reach her on or before Friday, 20 February 2009. Candidates are required to conceal their names and distinguish their essays by a motto. The name and college of the candidate should be sent at the same time in a separate sealed envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it. Candidates must also submit a statement by the Head or Senior Tutor of their College that they have not been a member of any university other than Oxford for more than one year. Candidates should also include their matriculation date.

Note: this replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 24 July (Vol. 138, p. 1392), in which the subject of the competition was given incorrectly.

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Ronald Victor Janson Prize

Provided that suitable candidates present themselves, the prize shall be awarded, on the nomination of the examiners, for the best third- or fourth-year project in Electronic Communications in the Final Honour School of Engineering Science and the associated joint schools. The value of the prize shall be as determined from time to time by the board of management. No special application is required.

Note: In the Scholarships and Prizes Supplement (Supplement (4) to No. 4855), p. 144, the prize is incorrectly given as the 'Ronald Victor Jansen Prize'.

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