Cambridge University Reporter

John Stewart of Rannoch Scholarships in Sacred Music: Notice

Statutes and Ordinances, 2006, pp. 706 and 875

The scheme of examination for the John Stewart of Rannoch Scholarships in Sacred Music will consist of:

(a) a dissertation of not less than 5,000 words and not more than 10,000 words on a topic in Sacred Music proposed by the candidate and approved by the Managers;
(b) a viva voce examination on the dissertation, which may also include ear-tests, keyboard tests, and such other tests as the Examiners deem to be desirable. Notice is hereby given that, if there are candidates of sufficient merit, at least two John Stewart of Rannoch Scholarships in Sacred Music, each tenable for three years, will be offered for competition to students resident in the University.

The annual value of the Scholarships is £300, and Scholars are entitled to receive, at the end of the Easter Term in which they are elected, one year's emolument of their Scholarship. The remainder will be paid to them in equal termly instalments, but they will receive no payment at the end of a term unless they have kept the term or have pursued a course of study or research approved by the Managers. The Managers may renew the tenure for a fourth year, but for no longer.

Members of the University may be candidates, provided that at the time of the examination not more than twelve complete terms will have passed after their first term of residence.

The names of candidates proposing to submit entries must be sent to the Registrary (addressed to the Awards Clerk), The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TN, by the end of the third quarter of the Michaelmas Term, i.e. 29 November 2006. If two or more candidates show equal proficiency, preference will be given to natives of the counties of Wiltshire, Somerset, and Gloucester, including the city and county of Bristol. Students who wish to claim such preference must submit a certificate of their place of birth when their name is sent to the Registrary. The Registrary will communicate each candidate's proposed subject to the Managers and will inform the candidates whether or not their subjects are acceptable not later than the last day of the Michaelmas Term, i.e. 19 December 2006. Dissertations must be sent to the Registrary so as to reach him not later than the last day of Full Lent Term, i.e. 17 March 2007, together with a certificate signed by the candidate that it is his or her own original work. The viva voce examination will be held not later than the Division of the Easter Term, i.e. 21 May 2007.