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
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  4. ^ "Latin Translations by Classical Turns: Professional aid, lowest prices - The Top Sir William Browne Medallists". web.archive.org. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Francis Wrangham (A Cambridge Alumni Database)". venn.lib.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  6. ^ "Samuel Butler (A Cambridge Alumni Database)". venn.lib.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  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
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  12. ^ The Classical Journal. A.J. Valpy. 1815. p. 191. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
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  20. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  21. ^ a b c d The Church of England Magazine. 11. J. Burns. 1841. p. 441. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  22. ^ a b Nichols, J. (1842). The Gentleman's Magazine. 172. E. Cave. p. 76. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
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  24. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  25. ^ A guide through the town of Shrewsbury, London: John Davies, 1845
  26. ^ "Westcott, Brooke Foss (A Cambridge Alumni Database)". venn.lib.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  27. ^ , Greek OdeWestcott, Brooke Foss (A Cambridge Alumni Database), Greek Ode
  28. ^ "Huddleston, Tristram Frederick Croft (A Cambridge Alumni Database)". venn.lib.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  29. ^ a b c d e Butler, S. (1896). The Life and Letters of Dr. Samuel Butler, Head-master of Shrewsbury School 1798-1836. 2. J. Murray. p. 392. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  30. ^ Baldwin's auction listing
  31. ^ "Nottinghamshire history > Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire at the Opening of the Twentieth Century; [and] Contemporary Biographies, (1901) > Legal". nottshistory.org.uk. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  32. ^ "Nothing of Importance, Bernard Adams (Forgotten Books 2012)". amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  33. ^ "Nothing of Importance: A Record of Eight Months at the Front With a Welsh Battalion, October, 1915, to June (Classic Reprint): Amazon.co.uk: Bernard Adams: Books". amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  34. ^ Obituary: Professor J. M. Cook. N.G.L. Hammond, The Independent, 22 October 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2015.
  35. ^ Christie's auction listing, 1999
  36. ^ The International Who's Who 2004. London and New York: Europa Publications, 2003, p. 60.
  37. ^ "Murray Edwards student awarded Sir William Browne Medal". murrayedwards.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  38. ^ "Alexander Hardwick (2013) awarded Sir William Browne's Medal for Latin Epigram". queens.cam.ac.uk. Retrieved 18 February 2017. 
  • 'The Browne Prize Medals', Bulletin of the History of Medicine Vol. XIX, No. 4, April 1946, pp. 433–49.

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