The following prizes are awarded for performance in an examination taken as part of academic studies.
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 Examiner in the Preliminary Examinations 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.
Charles Oldham Shakespeare Prize
Two prizes will be offered, if there are candidates of a sufficient merit, each of a value of £250. The first shall be for the best performance in Course I Paper 1 of the Final Honour School in English and its associated Joint Schools (as judged by the board of examiners for the relevant School).
The second shall be for the best dissertation on a subject dealing with the works of Shakespeare submitted by a candidate for the MSt in English or for Transfer from PRS to DPhil status (as judged by the board of examiners for the MSt course).
The Mrs Claude Beddington English Literature Prize
The prize, value about £150, will be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by Examiner in the Preliminary Examinations 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.
The Gibbs prizes in English Language and Literature are awarded as follows.
Ten prizes, of £100 each, are awarded on the results of Preliminary Examinations in English Language and Literature in Trinity Term 2019.
(The same candidate may be awarded the Mrs Claude Beddington Literature Prize and a Gibbs Prize.)
Prizes of £150 each are awarded for the following:
- Eight prizes for distinguished performance;
- the best extended essay, Paper 6;
- the best performance in a three hour timed examination;
A prize of £200 is awarded for the best dissertation, Paper 7.
Prizes of £300 each are awarded for the following:
- the best overall performance in Course I of the Honour School; and
- the best overall performance in Course II of the Honour School.