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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:

  1. The prize shall be called “The Professor Sir William Mitchell Essay Prize”.
  2. The value of the prize shall be $500, unless otherwise determined by the Faculty.
  3. The prize shall be awarded each year to the student who submits the best essay in any Advanced Level Philosophy course during the year.
  4. If no one is deemed eligible for the prize, then no award shall be made.
  5. It is intended that this prize will be awarded to the recipient of the Jefferis Memorial Medal.
  6. These rules may be varied from time to time by the Faculty, but the title and purpose of the award shall not be changed.
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