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The Professor Sir William Mitchell Prize for Honours Philosophy

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:

  1. There shall be a prize to be known as "The Professor Sir William Mitchell Prize for Honours Philosophy".
  2. The prize shall be available for award annually.
  3. The value of the prize shall be $2,100 unless otherwise determined.
  4. The prize shall be awarded each year to the student in Honours Philosophy who obtains a first class Honours degree and is placed highest in order of merit.
  5. If in any year the prize is not awarded, then two or more prizes may be awarded in subsequent years to two or more persons who obtain first-class Honours degrees and who are placed highest in order of merit.
  6. If two or more candidates eligible for the prize are of equal merit, the prize or prizes shall be shared equally among them.
  7. The prize shall be awarded by the Faculty on the recommendation of the Head of the Discipline of Philosophy.
  8. These rules may be varied from time to time by the Faculty, but the title and purpose of the award shall not be changed.

A second prize is hereby instituted as a means of further rewarding excellent scholarship among philosophy students. Please see The Professor Sir William Mitchell Essay Prize.

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