Browne medal

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The Browne medals (also known as the Sir William Browne's Medals[1]) are gold medals which since 1774 have been awarded for annual competitions in Latin and Greek poetry at Cambridge University.

Sir William Browne, who had been president of the College of Physicians, died in 1774. His will left an endowment to the university:

Sir William Browne having directed his executors to produce a die for annually striking of two medals of gold, of five guineas value each, to be sent to the vice-chancellor of Cambridge about the beginning of January, to be given by him, at the following commencement, to two undergraduates, one for the best Greek Ode in imitation of Sappho, the other for the best Latin ode in imitation of Horace, on a subject to be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor; also one other gold medal, of like value, to be given by him to the undergraduate who shall produce the best Greek epigram after the model of Anthologia, and the best Latin epigram after the model of Martial.[2]

The endowment, invested as a trust fund called the Browne Fund, is still used to encourage classical study at the university.[3]

List of winners[edit]

This list is incomplete; most of this list is from [4] The winners of the prize are published in The Cambridge University Reporter.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sir William Browne's Medals: Notice, Cambridge University Reporter, 7 November 2008
  2. ^ Gentleman's Magazine, 1774, p.44. Quoted by Brown, Laurence, A catalogue of British historical medals 1760-1960, vol.I: the accession of George III to the death of William IV, London, Seaby Publications Ltd, 1980, p21.92
  3. ^ Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge
  4. ^ The Top Sir William Browne Medallists
  5. ^ Francis Wrangham (A Cambridge Alumni Database)
  6. ^ Samuel Butler (A Cambridge Alumni Database)
  7. ^ A. T. Bartholomew, ed., Catalogue of the Books and Papers for the Most Part Relating to the University, Town, and County of Cambridge, Bequeathed to the University by John Willis Clark, M.A., Cambridge University Press, 2010
  8. ^ John Venn, comp., Alumni Cantabrigienses: A Biographical List of All Known Students, Graduates and Holders of Office at the University of Cambridge, Volume 2, Cambridge University Press, 1954
  9. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  10. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  11. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  12. ^ The Classical Journal, Vols. 12-13
  13. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  14. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  15. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  16. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  17. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  18. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  19. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  20. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  21. ^ The Church of England Magazine, Vol.11
  22. ^ The Church of England Magazine, Vol.11
  23. ^ The Church of England Magazine, Vol.11
  24. ^ The Gentleman's Magazine, 1842
  25. ^ The Gentleman's Magazine, 1842
  26. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  27. ^ The Gentleman's Magazine, 1843
  28. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  29. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  30. ^ Westcott, Brooke Foss (A Cambridge Alumni Database)
  31. ^ , Greek OdeWestcott, Brooke Foss (A Cambridge Alumni Database), Greek Ode
  32. ^ Huddleston, Tristram Frederick Croft (A Cambridge Alumni Database)
  33. ^ Baldwin's auction listing
  34. ^ Nottinghamshire History
  35. ^ Nothing of Importance, Bernard Adams (Forgotten Books 2012)
  36. ^ Nothing of Importance, Bernard Adams (Forgotten Books 2012)
  37. ^ Obituary: Professor J. M. Cook. N.G.L. Hammond, The Independent, 22 October 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  38. ^ Christie's auction listing, 1999
  39. ^ The International Who's Who 2004. London and New York: Europa Publications, 2003, p. 60.
  40. ^ Murray Edwards student awarded Sir William Browne Medal
  41. ^ Alexander Hardwick (2013) awarded Sir William Browne's Medal for Latin Epigram
  • 'The Browne Prize Medals', Bulletin of the History of Medicine Vol. XIX, No. 4, April 1946, pp. 433–49.

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