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The J G Cornell Prize for French

Whereas the sum of $2,000 has been paid by private subscription to the University for the purpose of providing a prize in French to commemorate the services rendered to education, and in particular to the teaching of French, by Professor J.G. Cornell, Head of the Department of French Studies in the University of Adelaide from 1938 to 1969, the following rules are hereby made:

  1. A prize to be known as "The J G Cornell Prize for French" shall be available for award annually.
  2. The value of the prize shall be $900, unless otherwise determined by the Faculty.
  3. Provided that in the opinion of the examiners the candidate is of sufficient merit, the prize shall be awarded to the candidate who has shown the highest academic merit in the course Honours in French.
  4. If in any year a prize be not awarded, the value of the prize for that year shall be used for the purchase of books dealing with some aspect or aspects of Old, Middle or Renaissance French language and literature for the Barr Smith Library. Such books shall be chosen by the Head of the Department of French in consultation with the Librarian, and shall be furnished with an appropriate book-plate.
  5. These rules may be changed from time to time by the Council, but the title and purpose of the prize shall not be changed.
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