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No 6176

Wednesday 27 January 2010

Vol cxl No 17

pp. 497–524

College Notices

Clare College


Applications are invited for a Postgraduate Award in History of Art. The Award, of up to £3,000 a year, will normally be given for up to four years to British graduates who have been approved for a course of studies leading to a Cambridge Ph.D. Degree. The successful student will be expected to pursue her or his studies as a graduate member of Clare College.

Information to be submitted

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, details of applications for other grants, and the intended programme of research (including not more than one A4 page describing the proposed research project).


Candidates should arrange for confidential references (including the likely degree result if it has not yet been obtained) from two referees, to be sent directly to the Graduate Administrator at Clare College, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TL, or by email to Sue Goodbody at

Closing date

Applications must reach the Graduate Administrator, Clare College, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1TL no later than 9 April 2010.

Further details are available on the Clare College website:

St John’s College


The following fully-funded Scholarships are available at St John’s College for the academical year 2010–11:

Benefactors’ Scholarships for Research

The Craik Scholarship

The J. C. Hall Scholarship

The Paskin Scholarship

The Pelling Scholarship

Full details can be found on the following St John’s College web page:


St John’s College, Cambridge proposes to award a Luisa Aldobrandini Studentship to enable a student from one of the Universities of Rome to undertake postgraduate study in the University of Cambridge commencing in October 2010. The successful applicant will be selected from those who have obtained a place at St John’s College, Cambridge to read for the M.Phil. or Ph.D. Degree.

To be eligible for the Studentship to be awarded from October 2010, a candidate must have obtained or obtain the Laurea from one of Universities in Rome (Università degli Studi di Roma ‘La Sapienza’, Università degli Studi di Roma ‘Tor Vergata’, Università degli Studi di Roma ‘Roma III’, and Libera Università Internazionale degli Studi Sociali Guido Carli in Roma) between 1 October 2008 and 1 October 2010.

The Studentship will be tenable for the duration of the student’s course up to a maximum of three years and will comprise

(a) a maintenance grant of at least £10,000 a year and

(b) approved College and University fees. The value of any Studentship awarded will be reduced appropriately to take account of any payment from other sources.

There is no separate application form for this Studentship. Candidates should apply to the University of Cambridge through the University’s Board of Graduate Studies for admission as a graduate student, specifying St John’s as their first choice of College. The Graduate Application Form can be downloaded from the Board’s website ( However, if you would prefer to receive a paper copy of the Graduate Application Form and the Graduate Studies Prospectus, please send an email to, giving your postal address.

The papers of those who are accepted by the relevant University Department will be passed on to St John’s who will then consider the candidate for a place in the College. All eligible candidates who by May 1 2010 have been made a conditional offer by St John’s to read for the M.Phil. or Ph.D. Degree starting in October 2010 will be considered for the Luisa Aldobrandini Studentship. The successful candidate will be notified by the end of June 2010.

In view of the delays that can occur as a result of sometimes lengthy selection processes in the University Departments it is suggested that candidates for the Luisa Aldobrandini Studentship ensure that their Graduate Application Forms reach the Board of Graduate Studies by 31 December 2009. Candidates whose forms are submitted after that date will be considered if their forms reach the College in time.


By a bequest under the will of Dr Emanuel Miller, St John’s College received a sum of money for the establishment of a prize in the Philosophy of Science with special reference to the behavioural sciences (psychology and social science).

The prize of £300 will be awarded to the writer of the best essay, not exceeding 10,000 words, on a topic chosen by the competitor within the realm of the Philosophy of Science with special reference to the behavioural sciences (psychology and social science).

All members of the University are eligible to apply.

Any candidate who is in doubt as to whether the chosen topic lies within the specified field should communicate with the Master by 1 June 2010, and the College Council will resolve the matter. The College Council also reserves the right not to make an award in any year when it judges that there is no candidate of sufficient merit.

Essays, which should be typewritten or printed, must reach the Master by 5 October 2010.

Trinity College


Professor Simon Schaffer, Professor of the History and Philosophy of Science, University of Cambridge, Fellow of Darwin College, will give the following lectures on the theme of When the stars threw down their spears: histories of astronomy and empire, on Tuesdays, at 5 p.m., in the Mill Lane Lecture Rooms. All are welcome.

16 FebruaryA pattern science

23 FebruaryAn antique land

2 MarchA disciplined eye

9 MarchA world elsewhere