Professor Sir William Mitchell Essay Prize
The sum of $20,000 having been given to the University by Mrs. J R Thomson to honour the memory of her father, the late Professor Sir William Mitchell, Hughes Professor of English Language and Literature, and of Mental and Moral Philosophy (1894-1916), Vice-Chancellor (1916-1942), and Chancellor of the University (1942-1948), the following rules are hereby made:
In addition to The Professor Sir William Mitchell Prize for Honours Philosophy, a second prize is hereby instituted as a means of further rewarding excellent scholarship among philosophy students:
- The prize shall be called “The Professor Sir William Mitchell Essay Prize”.
- The value of the prize shall be $500, unless otherwise determined by the Faculty.
- The prize shall be awarded each year to the student who submits the best essay in any Advanced Level Philosophy course during the year.
- If no one is deemed eligible for the prize, then no award shall be made.
- It is intended that this prize will be awarded to the recipient of the Jefferis Memorial Medal.
- These rules may be varied from time to time by the Faculty, but the title and purpose of the award shall not be changed.