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The attention of students of English is drawn to the prizes in Section D, p. 72, administered jointly by Churchill College and the Faculty of English.
The Examiners for the Chancellor's Medal for an English poem give notice that the Medal for 2001 will be given for an original poem not exceeding two hundred lines on any subject.
A resident undergraduate may be a candidate if on 1 February 2001 not more than seven complete terms will have passed after his or her first term of residence.
Candidates must send three copies of their exercise to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than 1 February 2001. The exercise must be in a printed or typewritten form; it must bear a motto (a short phrase) but not the candidate's name, and must be accompanied by a sealed envelope bearing the same motto outside and containing the candidate's name and College.
The successful candidate shall recite his or her poem in the Senate-House on the day fixed for the recitation of prize exercises, and shall deposit a printed or typewritten copy of the poem in the University Library.
The Chaucer Reading Prize is offered for competition in alternate, odd numbered years, and is open to all resident members of the University in statu pupillari.
The examination for the Chaucer Reading Prize shall consist of reading aloud a passage chosen by the candidate from the poetical works of Chaucer. A candidate's name must be sent to the Registrary by his or her Tutor not less than fourteen days before the day of the examination.
The examination will be held in the Faculty of English building at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesday 13 March 2001.
The Harness Prize is awarded annually for an essay on a subject in the field of Shakespearian Literature. The subject for 2001 is 'Shakespeare and the New World'. A candidate may however submit an essay on a subject connected with Shakespearian Literature selected by himself or herself and approved by the Examiners. A candidate wishing to submit a subject for approval must send it to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than the first day of Full Lent Term 2001, i.e. 16 January 2001.
Any undergraduate or graduate may be a candidate for the Prize who on 31 August 2001 is of not more than three years' standing from 31 December following the date of admission to his or her first degree, whether of this or another University.
Essays should not exceed 20,000 words and should not generally be less than 15,000 words, and should be printed or typewritten. They should be sent, with a declaration of length, to the Registrary so as to arrive not later than 31 August 2001. Each essay must bear a motto but not the candidate's name, and must be accompanied by a sealed envelope bearing the motto outside and containing the candidate's name and College.
The successful candidate must send a printed or typewritten copy of the essay to the Vice-Chancellor, to each Adjudicator, to the University Library, and to the Library of Christ's College. The value of the Prize is expected to be around £1,880.
The Managers give notice of the following arrangements for the award of the Members' English Prize in the academical year 2001-02.
The Members' English Prize will be offered for an essay on a subject chosen by the candidate. Candidates for the Prize must be Graduate Students working under the supervision of the Degree Committee for the Faculty of English, who were admitted as Graduate Students with effect not earlier than 1 August 2000.
An essay must be typewritten, and be prefixed by a declaration of its length, which must not be more than 15,000 words (inclusive of footnotes and appendices, but exclusive of bibliography). An essay should not previously have been submitted for an examination or prize.
Candidates should send their essays to the Registrary to reach him not later than 11 October 2001. The Managers will award the Prize before the beginning of the Full Lent Term 2002.
The value of the Prize is at present £100.
The Degree Committee of the Faculty of English invite applications for a Members' English Fund Scholarship for the furtherance of research in literature (current value £1,250) tenable from 1 January 2002. Applications must be sent to the Secretary of the Members' English Fund Committee to arrive not later than 29 October 2001. Eligible are all postgraduates in their second, third, or fourth year of research under the aegis of the Degree Committee of the Faculty of English. Copies of the application details may be obtained from the Secretary of the Members' English Fund Committee, Faculty of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP.
The successful applicant will be nominated by the Members' English Fund Committee in the Michaelmas Term. The Scholarship will be of one year's tenure; current and former holders will be able to re-apply, but will not be privileged in subsequent competitions.
Applications for grants in aid of research in English or a cognate subject are invited from Graduate Students. An application must fully explain the purpose for which a grant is needed and must include a statement of any other sources of assistance to which application has been made. Applications for grants are available from the Secretary, English Faculty Funds, 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP, to whom they should be returned when completed. Applications may be submitted at any time in the academical year.
The Charles Oldham Shakespeare Scholarship is open to any person who is a member of the University in statu pupillari or who is, or is about to be, registered as a Graduate Student in the University. The Scholarship is awarded for knowledge of the works of William Shakespeare, and the Scholar is required to undertake advanced study in connection with English literature. (In the case of Cambridge graduates, this advanced study need not necessarily be undertaken in the University.) The Scholar will be required to submit a report at the end of the tenure of the award on work carried out during the year of the award.
Candidates for the Scholarship may normally choose whether to have their knowledge of William Shakespeare's works examined either on the basis of formally assessed undergraduate work, or on the basis of an essay not exceeding 5,000 words in length on a Shakespearian subject which has not been submitted for examination at any university. Further details of the selection procedure are set out on the application form for the Scholarship, a copy of which may be obtained from the Secretary of the Faculty Board of English, 9 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP. The form must be returned by the division of the Lent Term, i.e. 13 February 2001. Material for assessment of the application must be submitted to the Secretary of the Faculty Board of English by 30 June 2001.
The Scholarship is tenable for one year from 1 October next following the election but a Scholar is eligible for consideration for re-election on not more that two occasions. The value of the Scholarship is in the region of £2,500.
Candidates' attention is drawn to the general regulations (Statutes and Ordinances, 2000, p. 692), and also to the fact that no essay submitted for the Scholarship may subsequently be submitted as a Tripos dissertation.
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Cambridge University Reporter Special, 9 November 2000
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