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Sir William Meyer Essay Prize

Instituted in 1961 from the income of the bequest in 1922 of £3000 of Sir William Meyer, Fellow of the College, 'for the encouragement of proficiency in European History and in the History and Geography of India'

  1. The Sir William Meyer Essay Prize may be awarded in each session.

  2. The Prize is awarded by the Council on the recommendation of the Faculty of Social and Historical Sciences.

  3. The Prize is awarded for a geographical essay not exceeding five thousand words in length and on a subject approved by the Head of the Department of Geography. Other things being equal, preference will be given to essays dealing with the Geography of India.

  4. The value of the Prize is £50.

  5. A candidate must be a student in the Department of Geography at the time of competing for the Prize and must have attended for not less than five terms.

  6. Candidates must send their essays to the Head of the Department of Geography on or before 31 May.

  7. The qualifications of candidates are considered by the Head of the Department of Geography.

  8. The award is announced in July.

  9. Awards are subject to the provisions of the General Regulations.