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Oxford University Gazette

Scholarships and Prizes Supplement: Prizes

Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4375

Monday, 7 October 1995


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Preliminary note

This supplement to the University Gazette,
containing notices of University Scholarships and Prizes, and certain
other
awards, is published annually in Michaelmas Term but is supplemented
in Hilary
and Trinity Terms with details of relevant closing dates and changes
to any of
the previously published notices.

For full regulations governing awards candidates should consult the
current edition of the Statutes, Decrees, and Regulations of
the
University of Oxford.

All communications about Scholarships, Prizes, etc., should be
clearly
marked on the envelope with the name of the Scholarship, Prize, etc.,
concerned.



Adjustment of standing for illness

Candidates who, on account of illness, have received permission from
the
Hebdomadal Council under Ch. VI, Sect. i.c, § 1, may, for the
purpose of
reckoning standing and age in entering for a university fellowship,
studentship, scholarship, exhibition, or prize, exclude such
additional time
as has been granted by the Hebdomadal Council for the purpose of
taking the
Final Honour School.

Provided that the provisions of this decree shall not apply to the
following:
Boden Scholarship, Dean Ireland's Scholarships, Matthew Arnold
Memorial Prize,
Newdigate Prize. (Ch. IX, Sect. ii, Statutes, 1995, p.
683.)



Division of prizes and scholarships

Prizes and scholarships may be divided, and the emoluments adjusted
accordingly, whenever the examiners for any such award are unable to
distinguish between the merits of the best candidates. (Ch. IX, Sect.
iii,
Statutes, 1995, p. 683.)

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Prizes


ANCIENT HISTORY PRIZE 1996

The prize is of the value of £500 and is open to:

(a) members of the University who have completed the

examinations necessary for the Degree of BA of this University;

(b) graduates of other universities reading for the Degrees
of B.Phil., M.Litt., M.Phil., or D.Phil.;

provided that on the date appointed for sending in essays such
candidates shall have completed not less than three and not more than
six terms from the date of (i) completing the second public
examination or (ii) matriculation

respectively.

Candidates are permitted to choose any subject in Greek or Roman
History or Historiography in the period 1500 BC to AD 500. Parts of
theses in preparation will

not be excluded, but candidates will be required to certify that
their entry has not been, or is not concurrently being, submitted for
any other prize. The subject proposed

must be notified to the Chairman of the Sub-faculty of

Ancient History, c/o the Classics Office, 41 Wellington Square,
Oxford OX1 2JF (Ref. HAN/1), not later than Friday, 16 February
1996
.

Essays, which must be typewritten and must not exceed 20,000 words,
should be sent to the Chairman of the

Sub-faculty of Ancient History, the Classics Office,

41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, not later than

Friday, 24 May 1996.

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ARNOLD ANCIENT HISTORICAL ESSAY PRIZE 1996

The prize will be offered in Hilary Term 1996 for an essay on any
subject in ancient history (i.e. between 1500 bc and ad 500). The
prize will be worth £500. Candidates must be members of the
University reading for a Final Honour School, who do not already hold
the degree of BA of this University and who on the date appointed for
sending in essays have not completed more than fifteen terms from
matriculation. The prize may not be awarded to a previous winner.

Essays, which must be typewritten and which must

not exceed 15,000 words in length, are to be sent under

a sealed cover to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington
Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 19 January
1996
. Authors are required to conceal their name and distinguish
their composition by a motto, sending at the same time their name,
college, and date of

matriculation in a separate sealed envelope, with the same motto
inscribed upon it. They must also certify that their entry has not
been, or is not concurrently being, submitted for any other prize.

Although competitors are free to choose their own subject, they are
warned that they must secure the prior

approval of the examiners for the subject of their essay; the
examiners will not approve any subject unless the candidate's
letter seeking approval is endorsed by his or her tutor to the effect
that the proposed title is suitable
. Candidates must send the
proposed title to the Secretary to the Arnold Historical Essay
Trustees, at the University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1
2JD, for the attention of the examiners, not later than Friday,
10 November 1995
.

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ARNOLD MODERN HISTORICAL ESSAY PRIZE

The prize of £500 shall be awarded each year to the writer of
the best thesis in Modern History submitted in the

Honour School of Modern History, or any joint school in which Modern
History is a component, or in the Honour School of Philosophy,
Politics, and Economics, if such

thesis be deemed worthy of a prize. Modern History shall be defined
for this purpose as the period between ad 285 and the latest terminal
date for the time being of the subjects of the Honour School of
Modern History. No special application is needed.

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MATTHEW ARNOLD MEMORIAL PRIZE 1996

The subject for the prize will be:

`In her, like us, there clash'd contending powers, Germany, France,
Christ, Moses, Athens, Rome. The strife, the mixture in her soul are
ours' (Rachel III).

The prize, the value of which is £750, is open to

members of the University who on the closing date for

receipt of essays have qualified by examination for the

Degree of BA and have not exceeded seven years from

matriculation or have qualified by examination for any other degree
of the University and have not exceeded four years from matriculation
or, not being graduates of the University, are pursuing a course of
study leading to a postgraduate degree of the University and have not
exceeded three years from their matriculation. An additional prize,
of £350, may be awarded.

Essays should be submitted, under a sealed cover marked `The
Matthew Arnold Prize', to the Head Clerk, University Offices,
Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than 1 March
1996
. Authors should conceal their names and identify their
essays by a motto. The name,

college, and date of matriculation should be submitted at the same
time in a separate envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it.
Essays are not expected to exceed 5,000 words, though no maximum
length has been prescribed.

The prize will not be awarded twice to the same person.

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BRIAN BANNISTER AWARD IN ORGANIC CHEMISTRY

The award (of about £200) is open to members of the University
who are presenting themselves for examination in Part II of the
subject Chemistry in the Honour School of Natural Science. One or
possibly two awards may be made annually by the board of management
for the most meritorious performance in that examination in Organic
Chemistry, judged on the thesis and the viva-voce examination. No
special application is required.

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PETER BEACONSFIELD PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGICAL
SCIENCES

The prize, value about £500, is awarded annually, provided that
there is a candidate of sufficient merit. It is open to those
postgraduate students registered under the Physiological Sciences
Board who in the twelve months preceding the closing date for
applications for the prize shall have applied for transfer to D.Phil.
status. Candidates shall submit, not later than the Friday in the
eighth week of Trinity Term in the academic year in which the prize
is to be awarded, a summary of not more than 1,000 words (not
counting references and illustrations) outlining, in non-specialist
terms, their achievements in research and their plans for the
remainder of their D.Phil. course in the broad context of
Physiological Sciences. The Physiological Sciences Board requires
research students to submit a summary of a similar kind as part of
the procedure for application for transfer to D.Phil. status.
Candidates are, however, encouraged to modify their applications for
transfer of status to meet

the criteria for the award of

the prize which will be awarded to the candidate whose

research, in the opinion of the judges, shows evidence of an
interdisciplinary approach to their work and the potential for future
practical use for the benefit of mankind. Candidates are reminded
that applications for the prize should be written in a style
comprehensible to scientists and physicians who are not necessarily
working in their own field of research. Applications, clearly marked
`Peter Beaconsfield Prize in Physiological Sciences', should be
submitted by Friday, 14 June 1996 to Mrs Nancy Cowell,
Graduate Studies Office, University Offices, Wellington Square,
Oxford OX1 2 JD.

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MRS CLAUDE BEDDINGTON ENGLISH LITERATURE
PRIZE

The prize, value about £100, will be awarded, if there is

a candidate of sufficient merit, by the Moderators in

Honour Moderations in English Language and Literature in Trinity Term
each year to the candidate whose performance in that examination, or
in part 2 of the Preliminary Examination in English and Modern
Languages in the same term, they judge to be the best. No special
application is required.

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MRS CLAUDE BEDDINGTON MODERN LANGUAGES PRIZE
1996

The prize, value of about £100, will be awarded, if there is a
candidate of sufficient merit, by the Moderators in the Preliminary
Examination for Modern Languages in Hilary Term to the candidate
whose performance in German in that examination, or in the
Preliminary Examination in Philosophy and Modern Languages in the
same term, or

in the Preliminary Examination in European and Middle Eastern
Languages in the same term, or in part 1 of the Preliminary
Examination in English and Modern Languages in the same term, or in
part 1 of the Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Modern
Languages in the same term, they judge to be the best. The prize will
be offered for a different language each year, in the following
order: French, German, Italian. No special application is required.

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BEIT PRIZE AND ROBERT HERBERT MEMORIAL PRIZE
1995–6

The prizes will be offered for essays on topics within the field of
the history of the British Empire or the British Commonwealth.

The prizes are open to all members of the University who on the
closing date for entries have not exceeded twelve years from their
matriculation, and who have not previously been awarded either prize.
The value of the Beit Prize is £250 and the value of the Robert
Herbert Memorial Prize is £200. Further information may be
obtained by writing to the Secretary to the Board of Management of
the Beit Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square,

Oxford OX1 2JD. The closing date for receipt of entries is

1 December 1995.

Essays submitted for the prizes may be submitted also as theses for
the Honour Schools of Modern History or of Modern History and Modern
Languages or of Modern

History and Economics or of Ancient and Modern History in accordance
with the faculty board's regulations. However, unreconstructed
chapters of an M.Litt., M.Phil., or D.Phil. thesis are not
acceptable.

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LAURENCE BINYON PRIZE 1996

The Committee for the History of Art propose to award this prize in
Hilary Term 1996, provided that there is a

candidate of sufficient merit.

The prize (which will be one of up to £600) is open to all
members of the University who have not exceeded twenty-one terms from
their matriculation. It will be awarded

to enable the prize winner to travel to Asia, the Far East,

or another area outside Europe to extend knowledge and

appreciation of the visual arts. The holder of the prize will be
expected to submit a report on the travels after return.

Candidates should apply in writing to the Secretary to the Committee
for the History of Art, History Faculty Library, Broad Street, Oxford
OX1 3BD, not later than Friday, 26 January 1996.
Applications must include, in addition to any testimonials which the
applicant may wish to submit,

(a) the applicant's name, college, and date of
matriculation;

(b) summary of academic career since matriculation, and
of any relevant attainments, qualifications, or interests;

(c) the object of the travel to be undertaken, and
proposed itinerary;

(d) the names of two referees, who should be tutors or

others in a position to judge of the applicant's ability to profit
from the travel proposed.

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BODEN PRIZE 1996

Applications are invited for the Boden Prize (for proficiency in the
Sanskrit Language and Literature).

The prize is of the value of £50 and is open to any
undergraduate member of the University.

Candidates must send their names to the Secretary,

Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, before

12 noon on Friday, 25 October 1996. The
examination will be held during Michaelmas Term.

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BRISTOL MYERS PRIZE IN CARDIOLOGY 1996

Applications are invited for the Bristol Myers Prize in

Cardiology. The value of the prize shall be £100 and the closing
date for the submission of essays is Friday, 7 June 1996.

The prize is open to clinical students working in Oxford for the
Second Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and is
awarded annually (provided that candidates of sufficient merit
present themselves) for an essay on a topic relating to Cardiology.
Essays shall be submitted to the Medical School Office under a
nom-de-plume. If the judges are unable to distinguish
between the merits of two or more candidates the prize shall be
divided accordingly. No person may be awarded the prize more than
once.

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BRITISH TELECOM RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY
PRIZE FOR COMPUTING SCIENCE

The prize, value £200, may be awarded, if there is a candidate
of sufficient metit, by the examiners for the Honour School of
Mathematics and Computation, to the candidate whose performance in
that examination they judge to be the most deserving, paying special
regard to performance in computation.

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BURDETT-COUTTS PRIZE 1996

The Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences proposes to award the
Burdett-Coutts Prize in Trinity Term 1996. The Prize, the value of
which will probably be in the region of £350, will be awarded to
the candidate (or, exceptionally, two candidates) who, having read
Geology in the Honour School of Natural Science, not having exceeded
twelve terms from matriculation, and having passed the examinations
necessary for the degree of BA, is adjudged by the Standing Committee
most worthy to receive it, taking into account performance in the
Final Honour School.

The prize money is to be spent on travel, attendance

at a conference, or some other purpose connected with the study of
geology to be approved by the Professor of

Geology.

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CLIFFORD CHANCE PRIZE

The prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the
examiners, performs best in the examination for the Magister Juris in
European and Comparative Law. No application is required. The present
value of the prize is £500.

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CHANCELLOR'S AND NEWDIGATE PRIZES 1996

Sir Roger Newdigate's Prize (about £300)

For the best composition in English Verse by an undergraduate who has
not exceeded four years from his or her matriculation.

Subject: `Marsyas'.

The length of the poem is not to exceed 300 lines. The metre
is
not restricted to heroic couplets; but dramatic form of composition
is not allowed
. (See also the general regulations below.)

Entries must be submitted, in accordance with the general
regulations below, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington
Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Thursday, 21 March
1996
.

Chancellor's English Essay (value £250)

Subject: `Is censorship a boon for the artist?'

The length of the essay should not exceed 30–5 printed pages,
allowing about 360 words to each such printed page. (See also the
general regulations below.)

Entries must be submitted, in accordance with the general regulations
below, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square,
Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Thursday, 21 March 1996.

Chancellor's Latin Prose and Verse (value £250 each)

Subjects:

For Latin Prose: Bacon, Essays: Of Love, from
the beginning to `inward and secret contempt.'

For Latin Verse: Either for Elegiacs: Pope,
Elegy to the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady, 47–70
.

or for Hexameters: Keats, The Fall of
Hyperion
, 344–71.

Candidates are not restricted to the use of hexameters, but are
at liberty to use any metre which they think suitable to their

subject. Both in prose and in verse the lines should be
numbered. (See also the general regulations below.)

Photocopies of the above passages may be obtained from the Secretary,
Classics Office, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF.

Entries for the Latin Prizes must be submitted, in accordance with
the general regulations below, to the Head Clerk, University Offices,
Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 26
April 1996
.

General Regulations

The Chancellor's and Newdigate Prizes are open to all members of the
University who on the closing date for

entries will not have exceeded four years from their

matriculation (except that the Newdigate Prize is open only to
undergraduates).

In every case the time is computed by calendar, not academical,
years, and strictly from the day of matriculation to the day of entry
without reference to any intervening circumstances whatever.

No person who has already obtained a prize will be

entitled to a second prize of the same description.

No entry can be accepted which does not comply with the following
special regulations:

1. Three typed copies of the exercise must be
sent, and the words `Three typed copies enclosed' must appear on the
envelope together with the name of the prize concerned.

2. Each composition must be distinguished by a
motto, and authors are required to conceal their names.

3. In a separate sealed envelope, with the same
motto

inscribed upon it, the name, college, and date of matriculation must
be enclosed.

Manuscript corrections, if any such are necessary, should not be
in the candidate's handwriting.

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EGERTON COGHILL LANDSCAPE PRIZE 1996

The prize (value about £250) will be awarded, if an entry of
sufficient quality is submitted, for the best landscape painting in
oils painted during the twelve months preceding the closing date for
entries by a member of the University who is at that date reading for
any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University. Entries must
not exceed four square feet in area and should be sent

unframed to the Ruskin Master of Drawing, Ruskin School of Drawing
and Fine Art, 74 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, not later than
Friday, 3 May 1996, with a statement signed by the
competitor that the painting has been painted in the preceding twelve
months. No competitor may submit more than one entry for any one
competition, and the winner of the prize in any one year shall not be
eligible to compete in any subsequent year.

The winning entry each year will be exhibited in the
Divinity School during the week of the Encaenia.

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ANDREW COLIN PRIZE

The prize, value about £120, will be awarded by the

Moderators in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages in
Hilary Term each year to the candidate in that examination, or in the
Preliminary Examination in Philosophy and Modern Languages in the
same term, or

in the Preliminary Examination in European and Middle Eastern
Languages in the same term, or in part 1 of the Preliminary
Examination in English and Modern Languages in the same term, or in
part 1 of the Preliminary examination in Modern History and Modern
Languages in the same term, whose performance in Russian is adjudged
to be the best. No special application is required.

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COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY PRIZES

The trustees of the Derby Fund, on the recommendation of the Craven
Committee, have approved an annual grant for the following prizes:

(i) a prize of £50 to be awarded for performance in

the Comparative Philology paper in Classical Honour Moderations;

(ii) a prize of £100 for performance in the Philology and
Linguistics paper in the Honour Schools of Literae

Humaniores, and Classics and Modern Languages.

No special application is required.

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CONINGTON PRIZE 1996

The prize will be offered for a dissertation on a subject to be
chosen by the writer and approved by the Board of the Faculty of
Literae Humaniores within the field of classical literature, textual
criticism, and philology. The value of the prize will be about
£1,500.

Applications for permission to offer an intended subject should be
sent to the Secretary to the Board of

the Faculty of Literae Humaniores, University Offices, Wellington
Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, as early as possible but in any case by
Friday, 8 December 1995. In case of doubt the Board will determine
whether a subject falls within the above field.

The dissertations must reach the Secretary to the Board on or
before Friday, 12 January 1996. They may be written

either in English or Latin, at the option of the writer. Three typed
copies must be submitted.

The prize is open to all members of the University who, on the
day appointed for sending in the dissertations, are (i) qualified by
examination for a degree of the University and (ii) have completed
six years, and have not exceeded fifteen years, from their
matriculation, except that graduates whose first degrees are from
other universities shall have completed two years, and not exceeded
eleven years, from their matriculation. The prize may not be awarded
twice to the same person, but a previously unsuccessful competitor
may resubmit his dissertation, or an amended version of it,
within the same field only on not more than two occasions.

The judges may determine not to award the prize in any year if no
dissertation of sufficient merit is submitted.

The prize is offered annually in three fields in rotation. The cycle
will continue as follows:

1997 ancient history, religion, art, and archaeology.



1998 ancient philosophy, and ideas.



1999 classical literature, textual criticism, and philology.

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RUPERT CROSS PRIZE

A fund has been established by the contributors, and by Butterworth
and Company, the publishers of Crime, Proof and Punishment: Essays in
Memory of Sir Rupert Cross, to provide a prize, which is at present
of the value of approximately £500, to be awarded to the
candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper
on Evidence in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil
Law or Magister Juris in European and Comparative Law. No special
application is required.

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WILMA CROWTHER MEMORIAL PRIZE

The Wilma Crowther Memorial prize commemorates the work done for
Human Sciences, by the late Mrs Wilma Crowther, Fellow of Lady
Margaret Hall and university Lecturer in Zoology. The fund provides
for a prize of £75.

The winner will be announced by the Chairman of the Examiners at
the same time as the Honour School results are published.

No special application is required.

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CURZON MEMORIAL PRIZE 1996

The Curzon Memorial Prize is offered in Hilary Term 1996 for an essay
on some aspect of Indian life or history.

The prize, which is of the value of about £700, is open to
all members of the University who on the day appointed for sending in
the essays have not exceeded fifteen terms from their matriculation.
It cannot be awarded a second time to the same person. A second prize
may be awarded for an essay of sufficient merit.

The essays (which should not exceed the limit of 12,500 words and
need not reach that length, and to which a
bibliography should be attached) must be sent under

a sealed cover to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington
Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, before 31 January 1996. Authors are
required to conceal their names and to distinguish their compositions
by what mottoes they please, sending at the same time their names,
colleges, and dates of matriculation in separately sealed envelopes
with the same mottoes inscribed upon them.

Essays submitted for the prize may be submitted also as theses
for the Honour Schools of Modern History or of Modern History and
Modern Languages or of Modern

History and Economics or of Oriental Studies in accordance with the
faculty board's regulations.

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H.W.C. DAVIS PRIZE

The prize, value £250, will be awarded annually by the Honour
Moderators in Modern History for the best performance in Honour
Moderations in that subject. Candidates must not, at the time of the
examination, have exceeded three terms from their matriculation and
must not be

Senior Students. No special application is required.

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DENYER AND JOHNSON PRIZE

The Denyer and Johnson Prize will be awarded on the

recommendation of the examiners in the Final Honour School of
Theology in Trinity Term each year to the candidate whose performance
the examiners judge to be the best and of sufficient merit (provided
that it shall not be awarded to a candidate who has been awarded a
Senior Pusey and Ellerton Prize in Biblical Hebrew, unless there is
no other candidate of sufficient merit to be awarded

the Denyer and Johnson Prize). No special application is required.

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EDGELL SHEPPEE PRIZES IN ENGINEERING
SCIENCE

One or more prizes may be awarded annually (i) on the

recommendation of the examiners in the Honour School of Engineering
Science Part II for performance in Engineering Science in the
examination, the value of each prize being £100; and (ii) on the
recommendation of the Head of the Department of Engineering Science
for laboratory or drawing office work carried out in that department
for those examinations, the value of the prize being £75. No
special application is required.

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ELLERTON THEOLOGICAL ESSAY PRIZE 1996

The prize is offered annually for the best English essay on some
doctrine or duty of the Christian religion or on any other
theological subject approved by the judges.

The prize is open to all members of the University who, on the day
fixed for the submission of essays, shall not have exceeded thirty
terms from their matriculation,

provided that candidates holding a degree of another university at
the time of their matriculation shall not have

exceeded twenty-one terms from their matriculation. Previous Ellerton
prize-winners may not offer themselves as candidates. The value of
the prize is £150.

Essays (which should not exceed 10,000 words in length) should be
sent to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford
OX1 2JD, before Monday, 22 April 1996. Candidates must
submit titles for approval by the judges through the
Secretary to the Board of the Faculty of Theology, University
Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than
Friday, 3 November 1995. Candidates for the Honour Schools
of Theology or Philosophy and Theology who are eligible to compete
for the prize and who are submitting extended essays as part of the
final honour school in the year for which the prize is offered can
submit for the prize, subject to confirmation (which should be sought
from the judges by the above date) that the subject of that honour
school essay falls within the rubric for the prize.

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ENGLISH POEM ON A SACRED SUBJECT 1998

The subject for 1998 is:

`Body and Soul'.

The poem must consist of not less than sixty or more than 300
lines. It may be blank verse or in any form of verse rhymed in
couplets or stanzas. There is a tradition which discourages dramatic
form of composition for this prize.

Candidates for the prize (value of about £2,500) must

either have qualified by examination for a degree of the University
or hold the Degree of Master of Arts by Incorporation or by decree or
special resolution or hold the status of Master of Arts at the time
the subject was announced

(9 October 1995). The judges may, at their discretion, also make an
award to the proxime accessit. Should no such award be
made the value of the main prize will be increased.

Poems (three copies) are to be sent under a sealed cover to the
Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on
or before 1 December 1997. Each author is required to
conceal his or her name and to distinguish his or her composition by
a motto, sending at the same time his or her name, college, and
address in a separate

envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it.

The prize may not be awarded more than twice to the same person.

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FIELD FISHER WATERHOUSE PRIZE

This cash prize is to the value of £250 and is associated with a
gift of £250 in law books to the successful candidate's college.
It is awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners,
writes the best paper on European Community Law in the Final Honour
School of

Jurisprudence. No special application is required.

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JOHN FREIND PRIZE IN MEDICAL HISTORY 1996

The prize, to the value of about £l25, is offered in alternate
years for an essay on medical history, submitted by a registered
medical student of Oxford University (either clinical or
pre-clinical) on a subject of his or her own choice.

Candidates should submit their essay, of not more than 5,000
words, under a nom-de-plume and marked `John Freind
Prize in Medical History', to the Medical School Offices, John
Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, on or before
Friday, 8 November 1996. Each candidate should put his or
her name in a separate envelope with the nom-de-plume on
the front.

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GAISFORD PRIZES 1996

Gaisford Dissertation Prize for Greek or Latin Language and
Literature

A prize of £600 will be awarded for a dissertation of not more
than 20,000 words on a subject in the field of Greek or Latin
Language and Literature. Parts of theses in preparation or published
work will not be excluded. The proposed subject must be submitted to
the Chairman of the Board of Management of the Gaisford Fund
(Professor P.J. Parsons, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP), not later
than Friday, 2 February 1996. The prize is open to members
of the University who have completed the examinations necessary for
the degree of BA or who are graduates of other universities reading
for the degrees of B.Phil., M.Litt., M.Phil., or D.Phil., provided
that on the date appointed for sending in essays such candidates
shall have completed not more than fifteen terms from the date of
completing the second public examination or matriculation
respectively. The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

Two copies of the dissertations, which must be typewritten, should be
sent to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford
OX1 2JD, on or before Friday, 10 May 1996. Candidates are
asked to distinguish their dissertations by a mottor or pseudonym,
not by their own name; and to attach a sealed envelope, with the same
motto or pseudonym written on it, containing a separate note of their
name, college, and date of matriculation.

Gaisford Essay Prize for Greek Language and Literature

A prize of £300 will be awarded for an essay of not more than
10,000 words on a subject in the field of Greek

Language and Literature. The proposed subject must be submitted to
the Chairman of the Board of Management of the Gaisford Fund
(Professor P.J. Parsons, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP), on or before
Monday, 21 November 1995.

The prize is open to members of the University who are reading
for an Honour School in the University. The prize may not be awarded
twice to the same person.

Entries, perferably typewritten, must be sent to the Head Clerk,
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before
Friday, 19 April 1996. Candidates are asked to distinguish
their essays by a motto or pseudonym, not by their own name; and to
attach a sealed envelope, with the same motto or pseudonym written on
it, containing a separate note of their name, college, and date of
matriculation.

Gaisford Prizes for Greek Prose and Verse

Prizes of £250 each will be awarded for translation from English
into Greek Prose and Greek Verse (any suitable metre). The prizes are
open to all members of the University who on the closing date for
submission of entries will not have exceeded six years from the date
of their matriculation. The prizes will not be awarded a second time
to the same person.

The passages set for translation may be obtained from the
Secretary, Classics Office, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF.

Entries for the prizes should be sent to the Head Clerk,
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before
Friday, 26 April 1996. Candidates should submit three copies
of their composition, preferably typewritten. They are asked to
distinguish their compositions by a motto or pseudonym, not by their
own name; and to

attach a sealed envelope, with the same motto or pseudonym written on
it, containing a separate note of their name, college, and date of
matriculation.

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GIBBS PRIZES 1996

Prizes on the Foundation of Mr Charles D.D. Gibbs will

be offered in 1996, in Modern History, Law, Politics,

Geography, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Zoology.

Candidates for prizes other than that in Law must be members of
the University who, at the time of taking the public examination on
which the prizes are awarded, have not exceeded the twelfth term from
their matriculation. Candidates for the prize in Law must be members
of the University who, at the beginning of the examination have not
exceeded their twelfth term from matriculation, and are reading for a
final Honour School.

The prize in Chemistry will be awarded on the
results of the examination for Chemistry Part I in the Honour School
of Natural Science in Trinity Term 1996. The prize in
Biochemistry will be awarded on the combined results
of the examinations for Biochemistry Parts I and II in the Honour
School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 1996. The prize in
Zoology will be awarded on the results of the
examination in Biological Sciences in the Honour School of Natural
Science in Trinity Term 1996. The prize in Geography
will be awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour
School of Geography in Trinity Term 1996. The prize in Modern
History
will be awarded on the

results of the examinations for the Honour School of Modern History
and associated joint Honour Schools in Trinity Term 1996. The Gibbs
Prize in each of these subjects is £450. The examiners in these
subjects have the power to make proxime accessit awards
of £250 for meritorious work, and additional book prizes of
£100.

The Gibbs Prize in Politics will be awarded on
the basis of Politics written papers only in the examination for the
Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in Trinity Term
1996. The Gibbs Thesis Prize in Politics will be
awarded for the best Politics thesis submitted in the examination for
the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in Trinity
Term 1996, if such a thesis be deemed worthy of a prize. The value of
each of these prizes is £225 and the examiners have the power to
make proxime accessit awards of £125 for
meritorious work, and additional book prizes of £50.

Candidates are not required to make special application for
Prizes awarded on the results of honour schools.

The prize in Law will be awarded by Special
Examination, to be held in the Examination Schools, on Monday,

7 October 1996. The value of the prize is
£450 and the examiners have the power to make a proxime
accessit
award of £250 for meritorious work, and
additional book prizes of £100. The examination will consist of
a paper on Land Law, and a paper on Common Law (Contract and Tort).
Candidates for the special examination must send in their names on an
entry form, which may be obtained at the University Offices,
to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1
2JD, not later than Friday, 21 June 1996.

Timetable of papers

Candidates must present themselves for examination in full academic
dress, i.e. `subfusc' clothing, cap, and gown.

Monday, 7 October

9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.: Common Law (Contract and Tort)


2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.: Land Law

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GLADSTONE MEMORIAL ESSAY PRIZE

The prize is awarded for a thesis on some subject connected with
recent British History, Political Science, or Economics, or with some
problem of British policy—domestic, imperial, or foreign—in
relation to finance or other matters, submitted for the Honour School
of Modern History, Modern History and Economics, and Philosophy,
Politics, and Economics. The prize is traditionally linked with
Gladstone and Glastonian Studies. The value is £500. For
detailed information consult the relevant Honour School regulations
in Examination Decrees.

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GOTCH MEMORIAL PRIZE 1996

This prize, value about £1,000, is awarded to a member of the
University whose name has been previously placed in the class list in
the Honour School of Natural Science (Physiological Sciences) or in
the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology (provided
that Physiology was offered) and who has produced written evidence of
having subsequently conducted meritorious research in a laboratory of
the University during not less than three terms.

No person is eligible for the prize who on 31 December 1995 shall
have exceeded twenty-five years of age.

Candidates for the prize must send their names to the Head Clerk,
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before
Friday, 5 January 1996, together with memoirs of their
research.

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THOMAS WHITCOMBE GREENE PRIZE

The Committee for the Thomas Whitcombe Greene

Bequest makes the following announcement:

A prize of £100 will be awarded for performance in a
Classical Art or Archaeology paper in the Honour Schools of Literae
Humaniores or Ancient and Modern History. No special application is
required.

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CANON HALL GREEK TESTAMENT PRIZES AND
HALL-HOUGHTON SEPTUAGINT AND HOUGHTON SYRIAC PRIZES 1996

The examination for these prizes will begin in the Examination
Schools on Monday, 7 October 1996 at 9.30 a.m.

The subject for examination for the Canon Hall Junior
Prize
(£200) 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
(£300) 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
(£300) will the Septuagint version of the Old
Testament (three papers will be set); and for the Junior
Prize
(£200) 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
(£300) 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 Head Clerk, University
Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before Friday,
3 May 1996
.


For the Senior Septuagint Prize:

The Septuagint, with special reference to

(1) I Samuel;

(2) Isaiah, chapters i–xxxix;

(3) Ecclesiastes.

For the Junior Septuagint Prize:

The Septuagint version of

(1) I Samuel, chapters i–xii;
(2) Isaiah, chapters i–xii.

The prescribed text for the Septuagint Prizes is in the edition of
Rahlfs (for Samuel) and the Göttingen edition (for Isaiah).

For the Syriac Prize:

(1) Psalms, xlii–lxxii (Peshitta version);

(2) John, chapters i–xv (Peshitta and Old Syriac versions);

(3) Revelation, chapters i–xiv (British and Foreign Bible
Society edition).

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HARLEY PRIZE OF THE NEW PHYTOLOGIST TRUST

The prize is awarded on the nomination of the examiners (provided
that a candidate of sufficient merit is forthcoming) for the best
all-round academic performance in the field of Plant Sciences in the
final year of the Honour School of Natural Science (Biological
Sciences). No special application is required.

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HERBERT HART PRIZE

The Prize will be awarded by Oxford University Press in memory of
H.L.A. (Herbert) Hart, late Professor of Jurisprudence, who had a
long and close association with OUP. The Prize will be awarded to the
candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper
on Jurisprudence and Political Theory in the exanination for the
Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris in European and
Comparative Law. The present value of the Prize is £250. The
Prize may be taken either in the form of cash or in the form of OUP
books of equivalent value.

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EUGENE HAVAS MEMORIAL PRIZE

The prize, value about £80, may be awarded by the examiners for
the best performance in the examination for the Special Diplomas in
Social Studies and in Social Administration.

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BARCLAY HEAD PRIZE 1996

The Committee for Archaeology will award the Barclay Head Prize for
Ancient Numismatics in Trinity Term

annually if work of sufficient merit is submitted. The

following are the conditions governing the award.

The prize shall be of the value of £100 and shall be awarded
for a dissertation or essay, whether published or otherwise, on a
subject concerned with Ancient Numismatics not later than the
beginning of the fifth century ad.

The prize shall be open to all members of the University who, on
the day appointed for sending in essays, shall not have exceeded
twenty-one terms from their matriculation.

Essays must be sent in to the Secretary, Committee

for Archaeology, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1
2JD, not later than 1 March 1996. The committee interprets
the terms of the regulations as covering

essays which deal with the historic or artistic relations of ancient
coins as well as those which are purely numismatic.

The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

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HERBERTSON MEMORIAL PRIZE AND HENRY OLIVER
BECKIT MEMORIAL PRIZE

The prizes will be awarded annually on the merits of

Geographical Dissertations submitted by candidates in the Final
Honour School of Geography. The value of the Herbertson Prize is
about £150, and the Beckit Prize about £100. No special
application is required.

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HERTFORD AND DE PARAVICINI PRIZES

One Hertford Prize (about £700) and two de Paravicini Prizes
(about £400 each) will be awarded for performances in Honour
Moderations in Greek and Latin Literature, or in Latin Literature
with Greek, or in the Latin Language papers (including the
Composition Paper); Virgil; and

essays on Latin topics in the General Paper. The winner of the
Hertford Prize will be ineligible for a de Paravicini Prize. No
special application is required.

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HICKS AND WEBB MEDLEY PRIZES

The examiners in the Honour Schools of Philosophy, Politics, and
Economics, and Modern History and Economics, propose to offer three
prizes, of a total value of £900, for the best overall
performances in economics. No special

application is required: those taking at least three economics papers
(a thesis to count as a paper for this purpose) will be eligible.

The value of each prize will normally be £300, save that in
exceptional circumstances the examiners may rank the prizewinners, in
which case the value of the prizes will be £350, £300, and
£250.

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GEORGE HUMPHREY PRIZE

The prize is awarded by the examiners for the best overall
performance in Psychology papers in Final Honour Schools and for the
best psychology research project paper. No special application is
required.

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JOHNSON MEMORIAL PRIZES 1996

Two prizes, each of the value of £120, are offered for

essays in astronomy and geophysics (including meteorology), for award
in Michaelmas Term 1996. Each prize will be awarded for an essay on a
subject chosen by the candidate and approved by one of the following:
the Savilian Professor of Astronomy (Professor G.P. Efstathiou), the
Professor of Atmospheric Physics (Professor F.W. Taylor), or the
Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics (Professor Sir Roger Penrose).

(1) One prize is open to members of the University who
are reading for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or Master

of Physics and who, in the term in which the prize is awarded, have
not exceeded the seventh term from their matriculation.

(2) The other prize is open to graduates of this or another
university who are registered for a research or other graduate degree
at Oxford and who, in the term in which the prize is awarded, have
not completed four terms of such work.

Entries must reach the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington
Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before Monday, 14 October
1996
, and must be accompanied by a statement of approval signed
by one of the persons listed above. The essays should generally be
between 5,000 and 10,000 words in length. Neither prize shall be
awarded twice to the same person.

Candidates should consult one of the three above-named persons
before beginning work on the essays.

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BRIAN JOHNSON PRIZE IN PATHOLOGY 1995

The prize, to the value of around £225, is offered annually in
Michaelmas Term for an essay on some pathological subject and is open
to clinical students under regular

instruction in Oxford. No person may be awarded the prize more than
once.

Candidates should submit their essay, under a
nom-de-plume and marked `Brian Johnson Prize in
Pathology', to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital,

Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, on or before Monday, 6 November
1995
. Each candidate should put his or her name in a separate
envelope with the nom-de-plume on the front.

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CYRIL JONES MEMORIAL PRIZE IN SPANISH

The prize, value £150 and to be spent on books in the field of
Spanish Studies, will be awarded, if there is a candidate of
sufficient merit, by the Moderators for the Preliminary Examination
for Modern Languages in Hilary Term to the candidate in that
examination, or in the Preliminary

Examination in Philosophy and Modern Languages in the same term,
or in the Preliminary Examination in European and Middle Eastern
Languages in the same term, or in part 1 of the Preliminary
Examination in English and Modern Languages in the same term, or in
part 1 of the Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Modern
Languages in the same term, whose performance in Spanish they judge
to be the best. No special application is

required.

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JANE WILLIS KIRKALDY JUNIOR AND SENIOR
PRIZES 1996

The Committee for the History of Science and Technology gives notice
that two prizes of £250 each will be offered for competition in
Michaelmas Term 1996.

The junior prize is open to all undergraduate members of the
University who have not exceeded twelve terms from their
matriculation at the time of seeking approval of the subject. It may
not be awarded twice to the same person.

The Senior prize is open to all graduate members of the
University who are reading for the degrees of M.Sc., M.Litt., M.St.,
M.Phil. or D.Phil.; it may not be awarded twice to the same person.

Candidates are invited to submit an essay of the order of 10,000
to 15,000 words, on a topic concerning the history of science or
technology, proposed by the candidate, and approved by the committee.

Candidates are advised to state the principal sources whence
their information has been obtained.

The subject of any such essay must be approved by

the end of Trinity Term 1995. Applications for approval of a subject
should be sent to the Chairman of the Committee for the History of
Science and Technology, Modern

History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD by Friday,

3 May 1996.

The prize money shall be spent on books, unless the

express consent of the General Board be given to the contrary.

Essays, which should be typewritten, must be received by the Head
Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not
later than Monday, 28 October 1996. A copy of each winning
entry is to be deposited in the library of the Museum of the History
of Science.

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ARTHUR LENMAN MEMORIAL PRIZE

A prize of books will be awarded by the Committee of

Management of the Griffith Institute to any undergraduate member of
the University who gains a distinction in

Ancient Egyptian in the Preliminary Examination or is placed in the
First Class in Egyptology in the Honour School of Oriental Studies.
No special application is required.

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JOHN LOCKE PRIZE IN MENTAL PHILOSOPHY 1996

An examination for this prize will be held at the Examination Schools
on Tuesday, 5 November 1996, and the following day, beginning at 9.30
a.m.

The value of the prize will be £500. The examiners have
power to award the sum of at least £200 to the proxime

accessit if, and only if, they would have judged him worthy of
the prize had there not been a better candidate.

The examination will be open to members of the University who
either:

(a) have passed all the examinations requisite for the

Degree of Bachelor of Arts of the University, provided that they may
not take the examination later than the tenth term from that in which
they completed the said examinations; or

(b) are working for, or have obtained, postgraduate

degrees of the University, but are not included under (a),
provided that they may not take the examination later than the tenth
term from their matriculation.

The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

The following papers will be set:

1. Philosophical questions

2. Logic

3. Mental science

4. Essay

Candidates must send in their names by letter to the Head Clerk,
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before
Monday, 28 October 1996.

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MAURICE LUBBOCK MEMORIAL PRIZES

Each year four prizes, value £150, will be awarded, one each on
the recommendation of the examiners for performance in the Honour
School of Engineering Science, for performance in the engineering and
management papers in the Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and
Management, for performance in the engineering papers in the Honour
School of Engineering and Computing Science, and for performance in
the engineering papers in the Honour School of Engineering and
Materials respectively. No special application is required.

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JUNIOR MATHEMATICAL PRIZES

Not more than four prizes may be awarded each year. Three prizes,
each of a value not exceeding £200, may be awarded by the
examiners in the Honour School of

Mathematics, if, in their opinion, candidates submit work of
sufficient merit in that examination. One prize of a value not
exceeding £150 may be awarded by the mathematical examiners in
the Honour Schools of Mathematics and Computation and of Mathematics
and Philosophy for outstanding performance in the mathematical papers
if, in their opinion, a candidate submits work of sufficient merit in
either of those examinations. The value of the prizes within the
above limits will be determined by the examiners. No special
application is required.

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SENIOR MATHEMATICAL PRIZES 1996

The Trustees give notice that one or more Senior Prizes of the value
of £500 or less will be awarded in Trinity Term 1996, if
candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

Candidates must either have passed all the examinations for the
Degree of BA, or be D.Phil., M.Phil., or M.Sc. Students admitted not
later than the preceding Michaelmas Term. They must not have attained
twenty-five years of age on the first day of the Trinity Full Term in
which

entries are received.

Prizes may be awarded to candidates who present dissertations on
any subject of Pure or Applied Mathematics selected by the candidates
themselves, provided that a prize shall not be awarded twice to the
same person, and that if dissertations of sufficient merit are not
sent in, the awards may be withheld. The candidate who presents

the dissertation of the greatest merit shall be the Senior University
Mathematical Prizeman, shall be called the `Johnson University
Prizeman', and shall receive the emoluments from Dr Johnson's bequest
(approximately £400) in addition to his or her other emoluments.
A dissertation which has been used before in competition for any
prize or scholarship, other than a college senior scholarship or
fellowship or the Senior Mathematical Prize, may not be presented.

Candidates must send in their dissertations under their own names
to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1
2JD, by Friday, 3 May 1996, and must state in writing what
portions, if any, of their dissertations they claim as original, and
give references to writings which they have studied in connection
with the subjects of their dissertations. They must at the same time
state their age and their academic status (see paragraph two).

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MAXWELL PRIZE FOR LAW MODERATIONS

A prize of publications of the house of Sweet & Maxwell to the
value of £150 is presented annually by the house to the
candidate in Law Moderations who in the opinion of the moderators
performs best. No formal entry for the prize is required; all
candidates in the examination who offer all three subjects will be
regarded as candidates for the prize.

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GEORGE WEBB MEDLEY ESSAY PRIZE 1996

The Board of the Faculty of Social Studies gives notice that a prize
of the value of up to £300 will be awarded annually for an essay
not more than 8,000 words upon a subject in Economics proposed by the
candidate and approved by the board.

The prize is open to all undergraduate members of the University
who are reading for an Honour School.

Candidates for the award must in the first place apply to the
Secretary of Faculties, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford
OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 14 June 1996, stating the
subject on which they propose to write. The

application must be accompanied by a statement from the head or a
tutor of the candidate's society certifying that the candidate is
reading for an Honour School. The Secretary of Faculties will submit
the subject to the examiners for approval on behalf of the board and
will inform the candidate of the result.

Essays (on approved subjects) must be sent under a sealed cover
marked `George Webb Medley Essay Prize' to the Head Clerk, University
Offices, Wellington Square,

Oxford OX1 2JD, before Friday, 1 November 1996. Candidates
must 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 are also
required to certify, when submitting their essays, that they have not
already been submitted in whole or in part, for any other prize and
have not been submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for
a degree in this or any other university.

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GEORGE WEBB MEDLEY JUNIOR PRIZES 1996

The Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences gives notice that one or
possibly two Junior Prizes of up to £300 will be awarded after
an examination to be held in the Examination Schools on Monday, 7
October 1996, at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. and at 9.30 a.m. on the
following day.

The Junior Prizes are open to members of the University who, at
the time of the examination, are reading for an Honour School.

Candidates for the Junior Prizes will be examined in two papers
on Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. There will also be an essay on
an economic subject.

The papers will be set in the following order: (i)
Micro-economics; (ii) Macroeconomics; (iii) an essay on an

economic subject. Candidates will be recommended to

answer three questions in each of the first two papers;

alternative subjects will be set for the third paper.

The Examiners give notice that they will not be able to furnish
reports on the work done by candidates or to give lists or marks.

Candidates must send in their names to the Head Clerk, University
Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before Friday,
13 September 1996
, together with a statement from a tutor that
they are reading for an Honour School.

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GEORGE WEBB MEDLEY PRIZES FOR THE M.PHIL.
IN ECONOMICS

Two prizes, each of the value of £200, will be awarded on the
results of the M.Phil. examination in Economics, one for the best
thesis, and one for the best performance in the written papers.

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J.P. MORGAN PRIZE ESSAY IN FINANCE 1996

The Committee for the School of Management Studies is pleased to
announce details of the 1996 competition for the J.P. Morgan Prize
Essay in Finance. An award of £1,000 will be made to the winner
and J.P. Morgan will consider offering an internship to the winner
for the period of the 1996 summer vacation. The winning essay may be
published by Templeton College in the Management Research Series of
working papers. The winner will be expected to submit his or her
essay to an academic journal if recommended to do so by the judges.

The last date for submission is Monday, 5 February 1996.
An announcement declaring the winner will be made in

Hilary Term 1996.

The essay topic for 1996 will be announced during Michaelmas
Term.

The essay should be presented in a format appropriate for
publication and dissemination to academic and business audiences. A
style-sheet may be obtained from the Course Administration Office,
The School of Management Studies, The Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2
6HE. The ideal length of the essay is 4,000 words (maximum length
5,000 words). Entries must be in English.

The competition is restricted to students in the first year of
the M.Phil. (Management Studies) of Oxford University. Two copies of
the essay must be submitted. All
entries must be accompanied by a completed entry form signed by the
author. Joint authorship is not allowed.

Further details are available from the Course Administration
Office, The School of Management Studies, The Radcliffe Infirmary,
Oxford OX2 6HE.

The judges reserve the right not to award the prize.

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JOHN MORRIS PRIZE

A fund has been established in memory of Dr John Morris to provide a
prize, at present of the value of £100 (associated with which is
the presentation by Sweet & Maxwell of a copy of the current
edition of Dicey and Morris on The Conflict of Laws), to be awarded
to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the
best paper on

The Conflict of Laws in the examination for the degree
of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris in European and
Comparative Law. No special application is required.

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SARA NORTON PRIZE 1996

This prize, of the value of about £600, will be offered for an
essay of not more than 30,000 words (though an essay of a shorter
length will be acceptable) upon some subject proposed by the
candidate and approved by the Board of the Faculty of Social
Studies—the subject to fall within the field of the political
history and institutions of the United States of America. Candidates
may submit work which has been or will be submitted for a thesis in
an Honour School or for the examination for the Degree of M.Phil.

The prize is open to members of the University who will not have
exceeded eighteen terms from matriculation by the end of Trinity Term
1996.

A candidate must in the first place apply to the Secretary of
Faculties, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by
Friday, 1 March 1996, stating the subject on which he or
she proposes to write. The Secretary
of Faculties will submit the subject to the judges for

approval on behalf of the board and will inform the candidate of the
result.

Essays (on approved subjects) must be sent under a sealed cover
marked `Sara Norton Prize' to the Head Clerk, University Offices,
Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, before Friday, 24 May
1996
. Authors must conceal their names and distinguish their
essays by a motto. The name, college, and date of matriculation must
be sent at the same time in a sealed envelope with the same motto
inscribed upon it.

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NORTON ROSE PRIZE

The prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the
examiners, writes the best paper on Company Law in the Honour School
of Jurisprudence. No

application is required. The prize will be £250, and will be
associated with an offer of Law books to the value of £250 to
the successful candidate's college.

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NUBAR PASHA ARMENIAN PRIZE 1996

The Board of Management of the Nubar Pasha Armenian Scholarship Fund
offers annually in Trinity Term a prize for studies in Classical
Armenian. The value of the prize will be determined by the board of
management.

Candidates for the prize shall be members of the University who
have not exceeded twenty-one terms from the date of matriculation. No
person is eligible for the prize whose vernacular language is
Armenian.

Passages for translation into English will be set from the
Classical Armenian text of the Gospel according to St
Matthew
, chapter 28, the Gospel according to St
Mark
, chapters 2 and 14, Eznik of Kolb, Against the
Sects (De Deo)
, Book 4, ch. 1 and P`awstos Buzand,
History, IV 54. These texts are contained in A. Meillet,
Altarmenisches Elementarbuch, Heidelberg, 1913, pp.
144–64. The passage from Eznik also forms para. 358 in the
edition by Mariès and Mercier, Patrologia
Orientalis
, tome XXVIII, fasc. 3, Paris, 1959, pp.
514–17.

Questions to test grammatical knowledge will be set and, at the
discretion of the examiners, a short unseen text. Candidates will be
allowed three hours in which to answer the questions set.

Applications should be sent to the Secretary, Oriental Institute,
Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE, on or before Friday, 8 March
1996
.

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NUCLEAR ELECTRIC PRIZE IN MATHEMATICAL
MODELLING AND NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

The prize, value £100, may be awarded, if there is a candidate
of sufficient merit, by the examiners for the Degree of Master of
Science in Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis each year to
the candidate whose performance in that examination they judge to be
the best.

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CHARLES OLDHAM SHAKESPEARE PRIZE 1996

The examination for the Charles Oldham Shakespeare Prize will be held
in the Examination Schools in the third week of Hilary Term, on
Tuesday, 30 January 1996, at

9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m., and at 9.30 a.m. on the following morning.
There will be three papers, each of three hours' duration. The value
of the prize is £750, and an additional and substantial prize or
prizes may also be awarded.

The prize is open to members of the University who have entered
on the fourth term from matriculation, provided that:

(a) graduates of other universities (including Senior
Students) may compete during the term in which they are matriculated,
or the first or second term thereafter;

(b) no person may compete after exceeding (i) the sixth
term from either (1) qualifying by examination for one of the Degrees
of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Art or (2) registration as a
graduate student of the University, or (ii) the fifteenth term from
matriculation, whichever is the earliest;

(c) no person may compete more than four times.

The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

The examination will consist of three papers as follows:

(i) a paper on Shakespearian scholarship and criticism

(including textual criticism);

(ii) a general paper on Shakespeare (including the poems) and the
theatre of his age; and

(iii) a paper of questions on individual Shakespeare plays.

Candidates must write entering their names by Friday,

1 December 1995, to the Head Clerk, University
Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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JOHN LOWELL OSGOOD MEMORIAL PRIZE 1996

The Board of the Faculty of Music gives notice that a John Lowell
Osgood Memorial Prize will be awarded (if a candidate of sufficient
merit appears) in Trinity Term 1996 for a dissertation involving
serious research on some subject approved by the Professor of
Music
, dealing with music from the historical or aesthetic
aspect, provided that such dissertation has not yet been, and is not
about to be submitted for a degree of this or any other university.
Work which may in a year or two be incorporated into an M.Litt. or
D.Phil. thesis would thus be eligible.

Entries should be sent to reach the Secretary of the Board of the
Faculty of Music, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1
2JD, before 1 May 1996.

The value shall be determined by the Board of the

Faculty of Music in the light of the report of the judges; a sum in
excess of £500 is available. The prize is open to all members of
the University who on the closing date for

entries have completed one year and have not exceeded nine years from
their matriculation. It may not be awarded twice to the same person.

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PASSMORE EDWARDS PRIZES FOR CLASSICS AND
ENGLISH

There are two prizes, each valued at £200. One will be awarded,
if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by

the Moderators in Honour Moderations in Classics and English to the
candidate whose performance in that

examination they judge the best. The other prize will be awarded by
the Examiners for the Final Honour School of Classics and English, to
the candidate whose performance in that examination they judge the
best. No special application is required for either prize.

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PAVRY AND WINCHESTER THESIS PRIZES 1996

The Board of the Faculty of Social Studies proposes to award two
prizes in Michaelmas Term 1996, provided that there are candidates of
sufficient merit. Both of these prizes are awarded for successful
theses (M.Phil., M.Litt., or D.Phil.) in the faculties of Social
Studies, Law, or Modern History.

The Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize
(£500) is for a
thesis on a subject in the area of international peace and
understanding.

The Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Prize
(£500) is for
a thesis on international relations, with particular reference to the
area of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Candidates should apply in writing to the Secretary to the
Managers of the Cyril Foster and Related Funds, Centre for
International Studies, Social Studies Faculty Centre, George Street,
Oxford OX1 2RL , not later than 12 noon on Friday, 26 July
1996
. Applications must include a copy of the thesis, together
with a short abstract, and a letter supplying (a) the
candidate's name, college and degree; (b) the names of the
candidate's examiners and supervisor(s) (not applicable to M.Phil.
candidates); (c) a clear indication for which one of the two
prizes the candidate is submitting the thesis; (d) an
address for communication should the candidate not be returning to
the University in Michaelmas Term.

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JOHN POTTER ESSAY PRIZE 1996

The prize, to the approximate value of £200, is offered

annually in Trinity Term and is open to clinical students working in
Oxford for the Second Examination for the

Degree of Bachelor of Medicine.

The prize will be awarded for an essay on a clinical

neurosurgical, neurological, or neuropathological topic. The primary
purpose of the prize will be the promotion of sound use of English
and clarity of expression in medical writing. No person shall be
awarded the prize more than once.

Candidates should submit their essay, under a nom-

de-plume and marked `John Potter Essay Prize', to the Medical
School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU,
on or before Monday, 17 June 1996. Each candidate should put
his/her name in a separate envelope with the nom-de-plume on the
front. Any submission for the prize must be accompanied by a
certificate signed by the author stating that the essay is an
original essay not previously submitted for a prize or degree, and
written during the clinical course.

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PUSEY AND ELLERTON JUNIOR PRIZES

Two or more prizes will be awarded annually on the recommendation of
the moderators in the Preliminary Examination in Theology, and two or
more annually on the recommendation of the moderators in the
Preliminary Examination in Oriental Studies, to those candidates
whose performance in Biblical Hebrew the moderators judge to be of
sufficient merit. The value of the prizes shall be £50. No
special application is required.

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PUSEY AND ELLERTON SENIOR PRIZES

One or more prizes will be awarded annually on the

recommendation of the examiners in the Final Honour School of
Theology, and one or more annually on the

recommendation of the examiners in the Final Honour School of
Oriental Studies, to those candidates whose performance in Biblical
Hebrew the examiners judge to be of sufficient merit. The value of
the prizes shall be £100.

No special application is required.

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RADCLIFFE PRIZE

The Radcliffe Prize, value £100, may be awarded annually by the
Master and Fellows of University College upon the recommendation of
the Director of Clinical Studies, after consultation with the Regius
Professor of Medicine, to the clinical student who is a candidate for
the BM degree of Oxford University and whose performance is
considered to be outstanding.

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RADCLIFFE PHARMACOLOGY PRIZE

The Master and Fellows of University College, after consultation with
the Professor of Pharmacology, offer a Radcliffe Pharmacology Prize
on the following conditions:

1. The prize is of the value of £75 and is
awarded annually by the Master and Fellows of University College in
Trinity Term, or so soon thereafter as is conveniently possible, upon
the recommendation of the Professor of Pharmacology.

2. The prize shall be open to any member of the
University who has fulfilled the following conditions: (a)
attends regularly the course of instruction in the University

Department of Pharmacology in preparation for the Preliminary
Examination in Pharmacology; (b) passed the Preliminary
Examination in Pharmacology; (c) been placed in the class
list in the Honour School of Natural Science (Physiological
Sciences), having offered Paper 10 (Pharmacology).

3. The Professor of Pharmacology shall make his
recommendation in consultation with the departmental teachers in
Pharmacology, taking into consideration the results of the aforesaid
Honour School for the year of the award.

4. Each prizeman will be required to make a
declaration in writing to the college of his intention to pursue the
study of medicine before receiving the prize.

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RENWICK VICKERS DERMATOLOGY PRIZE 1996

Applications are invited for the Renwick Vickers Dermatology Prize.
The value of the prize will be about £80 and the closing date
for the submission of essays is Friday,

7 June 1996.

The prize is open to clinical students working in Oxford for the
Second Examination for the degree of Bachelor of Medicine and is
awarded annually (provided that candidates of sufficient merit
present themselves) for an essay on a topic relating to Dermatology.
Essays shall be submitted to the Medical School Offices, John
Radcliffe

Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, under a
nom-de-plume. If the judges are unable to distinguish
between

the merits of two or more candidates the prize shall be

divided accordingly. If no prize is awarded in any year, the surplus
funds shall be reserved for making additional awards in any
subsequent year. No person may be awarded the prize more than once.

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GEOFFREY RHOADES COMMEMORATIVE BURSARY

The bursary, value about £100, will be awarded, if there is a
candidate of sufficient merit, by the examiners in the Preliminary
Examination in Fine Art to the candidate whom they regard as the most
outstanding on the basis of work submitted for the examination. No
special application is required.

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SIR JOHN RHYS PRIZE 1996

The Sir John Rhys Prize will be offered for an essay on some subject
relating to Celtic Languages, Literature, History, and Antiquities.

The prize, the value of which is £250, is open to members of the
University who, on the closing date for entries, have not exceeded
eight years from their matriculation.

Candidates are free to choose their own subject but they must,
not later than Friday, 1 December 1995, submit the title of
their proposed essay, together with a brief statement of how they
envisage treating the subject (on A4 size paper and preferably
typewritten), to the Secretary, Taylor Institution, 37 Wellington
Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, for the approval of the judges.

The essays, which should be typewritten and in stiff folders, are
to be sent under a sealed cover marked `Sir John Rhys Prize' to the
Secretary, Taylor Institution, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF,
not later than Friday, 8 March 1996. Authors are required to
conceal their names and distinguish their compositions by a motto.
The name, college, and date of matriculation must be sent at the same
time in a separate sealed envelope with the same motto inscribed upon
it.

The judges have power to recommend to the trustees that presents
of books may be made to unsuccessful

candidates whose essays have shown special excellence.

The judges have power to recommend to the trustees that grants be
made out of the Rhy^s Fund towards the expenses of printing the
whole, or parts, of any essay and/or to enable the successful
candidate, or candidates, to carry on the work which has been the
subject of the essay.

The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

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RICHARDS BUTLER PRIZE

The prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the
examiners, writes the best paper on International Trade in the Honour
School of Jurisprudence. No application is required. The prize will
be £250, and will be associated with an offer of Law books to
the value of £350 to the successful candidate's college.

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ROLLESTON MEMORIAL PRIZE 1996

This prize, which is now of the value of about £1000, is awarded
annually, under the conditions stated below, for original research in
any subject comprised in the following list: Animal and Vegetable
Morphology and Anthropology, Physiology and Pathology.

The next award will be made in Trinity Term 1996 for original
research in Animal and Vegetable Morphology.

No candidate will be eligible:

(a) who has not either passed the examination for the BA
Degree or the BM Degree at Oxford, or for the BA Degree or the MB
Degree at Cambridge, or been admitted as a Student for the Degree of
M.Litt. or M.Sc. or D.Phil. at Oxford, or as a Research Student for
the Degree of M.Litt. or M.Sc. or Ph.D. at Cambridge;

(b) who has exceeded a period of six years from
attaining one or other of these qualifications, or from attaining the
first of such qualifications, if he or she has attained more than
one;

(c) who has exceeded ten years from matriculation.

Candidates wishing to compete must forward their memoirs,
together with a statement of (a) their present status,
(b) where the work was done, and (c) the
supervision, if any, which they had, to the Secretary to Rolleston
Memorial Prize Trustees, University Offices, Wellington Square,
Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than 1 May 1996.

The memoirs may be printed, typewritten, or in manuscript; should
be inscribed `Rolleston Memorial Essay'; and should bear the name and
address of the author. Memoirs may take the form of an essay, or a
dissertation, or published work.

The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

¶ No account will be taken of any research which has been
prosecuted by the candidate before his or her matriculation.

By-laws made by the Trustees of the Prize

1. The prize shall be offered each year for
original

research. The subject shall be (a) Animal and Vegetable
Morphology and Anthropology and (b) Physiology and
Pathology, as defined below, in alternate years.

2. Animal and Vegetable Morphology shall be
interpreted to include Genetics; Anthropology shall be restricted to
Physical Anthropology; and the subjects included under these heads
shall be defined as those covered by the Royal Society's Sectional
Committees, 6, 7, and 11 (i.e. plant anatomy and physiology,
mycology, plant pathology, plant ecology and palaeo-botany,
vertebrate and invertebrate zoology, and palaeozoology; human and
comparative anatomy (including physical anthropology), entomology,
parasitology, marine and freshwater zoology, animal ecology).

3. Physiology and Pathology shall be interpreted
to

include Biochemistry; and the subjects included under these heads
shall be defined as those covered by the Royal Society's Sectional
Committees 8, 9, and 10, excluding clinical subjects, medical
statistics, and demography (i.e. animal and human physiology,
pharmacology, endocrinology, and reproduction; bacteriology, virology

and general microbiology, immunology, pathology, and radiobiology).

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SUSAN MARY ROUSE MEMORIAL PRIZE

A book prize will be awarded, provided that there is a candidate of
sufficient merit, by the Moderators in the Preliminary Examination
for Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology in Hilary Term to the
candidate whose performance in the subject `Introduction to
Psychology' they judge to be the best. No special application is
required.

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ST CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA PRIZE

The prize, value about £60, may be awarded by the examiners for
the best performance in the Honour School of Theology by a member of
the Anglican Theological

Colleges who intends to be ordained in the Church of

England and who is not also a member of one of the

societies recognized in Title VII.

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SCOTT PRIZES IN PHYSICS

One or more prizes of the value of not less than £25 each (the
value of recent awards has been £30–£100) may be
awarded by the examiners in Physics in the Final Honour School of
Natural Science each year for performance in that examination, and
for outstanding work in practical physics by candidates for that
examination. No special

application is required.

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SHELLEY-MILLS PRIZE 1996

This prize, the purpose of which is to promote the study of the works
of William Shakespeare, is open to members of the University who on
the date of this supplement have not exceeded three years from
matriculation; provided that no person who on that date has
been a member of any other university than Oxford for more than one
year shall be eligible to compete.

The prize, value about £100, will be awarded for the best
essay on the following subject:

`Shakespeare's Audiences'.

The essays (which should consist of about 5,000 words) are to be
sent under sealed cover to the Head Clerk, University Offices,
Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, to reach him on or before 1
March 1996
. 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.

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SLAUGHTER AND MAY PRIZE

This cash prize is to the value of £250 and is associated with a
gift of £500 in law books to the successful candidate's college.
It is awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners,
writes the best paper on the Law of Contract in the Final Honour
School of Jurisprudence. No special application is required.

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GEOFFREY HILL SPRAY PRIZE IN CLINICAL
BIOCHEMISTRY 1996

This prize is open to clinical students working in Oxford

in the second or third year of the course leading to the

Second BM Examination. Students may seek approval for their proposed
subject in their first year but may not submit an essay until at
least their second year.

The prize will be awarded (provided that candidates of sufficient
merit present themselves) for an essay on biochemistry as related to
pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of disease in man.

Intending candidates should first submit to the Medical School
Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington,

Oxford OX3 9DU, with a nom-de-plume, the title of their
proposed essay together with a brief statement (10–20 lines) of
how they envisage treating the subject for prior

approval by the judges.

The closing date for submitting the proposed title is

Friday, 24 November 1995. The closing date for submitting
the essay is Friday, 26 April 1996.

The value of the prize is about £275.

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HAROLD LISTER SUNDERLAND PRIZES

The Board of Management of the H.L. Sunderland Fund has approved an
annual grant for two prizes to be awarded respectively for the best
performance in Greek papers in Classical Honour Moderations (value
£150); and for the best performance in the Greek Literature
papers in the Honour Schools of Literae Humaniores and Classics and
Modern Languages (value £200). No special application is
required.

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JUNIOR PAGET TOYNBEE PRIZES 1996

An examination for these prizes will be held on Thursday, 25 April
1996, at 2 p.m. in the Taylor Institution. One prize, of £400 in
value, 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 in 1996 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 of 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 to the Secretary, Taylor Institution, 37
Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, by Friday,

17 November 1995, stating the field in which
they wish to be examined and should send at the same time the
certificate
referred to in the previous paragraph and permission from their tutor
to enter for the prize
.

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SENIOR PAGET TOYNBEE PRIZES 1996

Two Senior Paget Toynbee Prizes, each of £1,000 in value, will
be awarded, provided that there are candidates of sufficient merit,
in Trinity Term 1996, for the best essays of not more than 10,000
words on approved subjects within any of the following fields:

(a) the works of Dante;

(b) Old French Language and Literature;

(c) Old Provençal Language and Literature.

Candidates must be matriculated members of the University who, on
the closing date for the receipt of the

essays, will be of not more than twenty-eight terms' standing. A
senior prize cannot be awarded more than once to the same person.

All candidates must write to the Secretary, Taylor Institution,
37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF, stating the field in which they
wish to offer an essay and must apply through him for approval of
their intended essay subject. Essays must be submitted to him not
later than Thursday, 28 March 1996.

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TURBUTT PRIZES

The prizes, for excellence in practical organic chemistry, will be
open to members of the University who are pursuing the course for
Part I of the examination in Chemistry in the Honour School of
Natural Science. One or more prizes of £75 may be offered
annually for laboratory work in each of the first, second, and third
years of the course. No special application is required.

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TYNAN PRIZE 1996

The Board of Management of the Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund will in
Trinity Term 1996 award a prize of £100 for the best portfolio
of theatre reviews by a student while at the University of Oxford.
Prize entries, which must be limited to a portfolio of eight reviews,
will be judged by the current or a previous holder of the Cameron
Mackintosh Visiting Professorship of Contemporary

Theatre. The closing date for the submission of portfolios, to which
must be attached details of the entrant's name, college, and term of
matriculation, is Friday, 15 March 1996. Candidates must not
have exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation. Previous
winners of the prize are not eligible. Further details of the prize
are available from Miss Sarah Carrington, University Drama Officer,
the Burton Taylor Theatre, Gloucester Street, Oxford OX1 2BN
(telephone 793797), to whom portfolios should be submitted.

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VIOLET VAUGHAN MORGAN PRIZES 1996

The Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature gives
notice that eight prizes on the foundation of

Mr and Mrs P. Vaughan Morgan will be awarded in Trinity Term 1996 if
suitable candidates present themselves.

The examination will be open to members of the University who are
citizens of one of the countries of the British Commonwealth, have
not exceeded the ninth term from their matriculation, and are reading
for the First or Second Public Examination. In awarding a prize, in
addition to scholastic acquirements, the characters of the candidates
will be taken into consideration so far as they can be judged from a
viva-voce examination and also from their records at college, and a
prize will not be awarded to anyone who, in the opinion of the
examiners, does not show promise of becoming a loyal citizen of the
British Commonwealth.

The examination (consisting of two papers on English Literature)
will be held in the Schools on Thursday, 16 May 1996, at 9.30 a.m.
and 2.30 p.m. Viva-voce examinations will be held in the Schools on
Thursday, 23 May, beginning at 9.30 a.m. The examiners intend to set
two papers (each of three hours); one composed of general critical
questions requiring no special preparation; the other composed of
three sections, (1) fourteenth- and fifteenth-century poetry and
drama, (2) drama 1580–1642, (3) twentieth-century poetry, of
which candidates must limit themselves to answering questions in one
section.

The prizes are of the value of £120 each. Each prize-

winner will also receive a bronze medal having on one side a profile
of Maude Violet Caroline Vaughan Morgan, and on the other side an
engraved statement of the origin of the prizes.

Persons wishing to become candidates must apply to the Head
Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square,

Oxford OX1 2JD, for a form of entry which will include a certificate
(to be signed by the head or senior tutor of the candidate's college
or society) stating that the candidate has not exceeded the ninth
term from his matriculation, is reading for the First or Second
Public Examination, and is a citizen of one of the countries of the
British Commonwealth. The completed entry forms must be returned to
the Head Clerk by Friday, 8 March 1996, and must be

accompanied by a confidential letter of recommendation in a sealed
envelope from each candidate's tutor.

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HENRY WILDE PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY

One prize, value £200, may be awarded in each year for an
outstanding performance in Philosophy in any of the

following Final Honour Schools: Literae Humaniores;

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; Psychology, Philosophy, and
Physiology; Mathematics and Philosophy; Physics and Philosophy;
Philosophy and Theology; Philosophy and Modern Languages.

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WINTER WILLIAMS LAW PRIZES

Two prizes are awarded annually on the basis of essays of not more
than 5,000 words to be submitted on subjects

selected by the Board of the Faculty of Law. The First Prize is of
£400 and the Second of £200. Grants to a total of £200
may be made to unsuccessful candidates who have done meritorious
work.

Subjects for the prizes are published at the beginning of Trinity
Term and entries must be submitted by 30 September. Candidates must
on that date be undergraduate members of the University who have not
exceeded the tenth term from matriculation and who are reading for
the Honour School of Jurisprudence.

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L.J. WITTS PRIZE IN HAEMATOLOGY OR
GASTROENTEROLOGY

The prize, to the value of around £125, is offered annually
(provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves) for
essays related to diseases either of the blood or of the
gastro-intestinal tract. The prize is open to clinical students
working in Oxford for the Second Examination for the Degree of
Bachelor of Medicine. No person may be awarded the prize more than
once.

Intending candidates should submit the title of their proposed
essay, together with a brief statement (10–20 lines) of how they
envisage treating the subject, for

approval by the judges. The request for approval should be submitted
to the Medical School Offices, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington,
Oxford OX3 9DU, under a nom-de-plume by 1 October in the
academic year in which the prize is to be awarded. The closing date
for the submission of the essay is 1 March in the same academic year.

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MARTIN WRONKER PRIZES IN LAW

The Martin Wronker Prize in Law, worth £1,000, is awarded
annually for the best overall performance in

the Honour School of Jurisprudence. Satisfactory evidence from the
college or other society as to the character as well as to academic
attainment is sought before the prize is awarded. Two grants of up to
£600 in total may also be awarded to those named as
proxime accesserunt to the prize-winner. Additional
prizes of £250 each are awarded annually, from the Martin
Wronker Law Prize Fund, for the best performances in the following
five

papers; Jurisprudence; Tort; Land Law; Trusts; and

Administrative Law. Candidates in the Honour School of Jurisprudence
will be regarded as candidates for all these awards.

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MARTIN WRONKER PRIZES IN MEDICINE AND
PHARMACOLOGY 1996

A Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine, worth £500, will be offered
in Trinity Term 1996 and additional grants of up to £125 may
also be awarded. Candidates for this prize must be members of the
University whose names are on the Register of University Medical
Students and who have been classed in either Physiological Sciences
in the Honour School of Natural Science or (provided that the
subjects

offered have included Physiology) the Honour School of Psychology,
Philosophy, and Physiology in Trinity Term 1996. A prize worth
£125 will also be offered, on the same conditions as to
eligibility, for meritorious performance in the optional dissertation
(in a physiological subject) in these Honour Schools.

All candidates in the Honour School of Natural Science
(Physiological Sciences) or who are offering Physiology in the Honour
School of PPP will be regarded as candidates for the prize if their
names are on the Register of University Medical Students. A
testimonial from the head of their college or hall as to their
character as well as to their academic attainment may later be
required.

A Martin Wronker Prize in Pharmacology, worth £250, will
also be offered in Trinity Term 1996, on the same con-

ditions regarding eligibility as the Martin Wronker Prize in
Medicine, for meritorious performance in Pharmacology in either of
the above Honour Schools, provided that no person who has been
awarded the prize in Medicine or a grant will be eligible for the
prize in Pharmacology.

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WYLIE PRIZE 1996

The prize is awarded annually for the best essay on a subject
connected with some aspect of the history of the United States of
America. The value is £150.

For precise information candidates are advised to consult the
Statutes, Decrees, and Regulations of the University of
Oxford
, but the rules may be summarised and augmented as
follows. Candidates must be members of the University reading for a
Final Honour School. The prize may not be awarded twice to the same
person.

Essays, which must be typewritten and which must not exceed
15,000 words in length (including footnotes,

appendices, and bibliographies), should be sent under sealed cover to
the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1
2JD, not later than 1 March 1996. The author shall conceal
his name and distinguish his composition by what motto he pleases,
sending at the same time his name sealed under another cover with the
motto inscribed on it. Candidates are required to certify, when
submitting their essays, that they have not already been submitted in
whole or in partial fulfilment of the

requirements for a degree of any other university.

Although competitors are free to choose their own subject, they
are warned that they must secure the prior

approval of the examiners for the subject of their essay: the
examiners will not approve any subject unless the

candidate's letter seeking approval is endorsed by his tutor to the
effect that the proposed title is suitable.

Candidates must send the proposed title to the Secretary, Board
of the Faculty of Modern History, University Offices, Wellington
Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 19 January
1996
.

Essays may also be submitted as theses for the Honour Schools of
Modern History, or of Modern History and

Modern Languages, or of Modern History and Economics, or of Ancient
and Modern History, in accordance with the faculty board's
regulations. As the examiners may not have finished with the essays
by the deadline for the submission of theses, candidates who wish to
submit their work for the Final Honour School are advised to keep a

separate copy of the essay.

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