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Charles Oldham Shakespeare Scholarship: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2005, pp. 700 and 813

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 2006. Material for assessment of the application must be submitted to the Secretary of the Faculty Board of English by 30 June 2006.

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, 2005, p. 700), 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 11 November 2005
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