Stanhope essay prize

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The Stanhope essay prize was an undergraduate history essay prize created at Balliol College, Oxford by Philip Henry Stanhope, 5th Earl Stanhope in 1855.

Notable winners[edit]

Notable Stanhope Prize winners:

In fiction[edit]

In Max Beerbohm's satirical tragedy of undergraduate life at Oxford, Zuleika Dobson (1911), the hero Duke of Dorset,[17] was awarded, amongst others, the Stanhope:

At Eton he had been called "Peacock", and this nick-name had followed him up to Oxford. It was not wholly apposite, however. For, whereas the peacock is a fool even among birds, the Duke had already taken (besides a particularly brilliant First in Mods) the Stanhope, the Newdigate, the Lothian, and the Gaisford Prize for Greek Verse.[18]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Herbert Stephen, ‘Jeune, Francis Henry, Baron St Helier (1843–1905)’, rev. Sinéad Agnew, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  3. ^ J.M. Rigg, ‘Langmead, Thomas Pitt Taswell- (1840–1882)’, rev. Catherine Pease-Watkin, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  4. ^ Gordon F. Millar, ‘Buchanan, Thomas Ryburn (1846–1911)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  5. ^ Geoffrey Best, ‘Lodge, Sir Richard (1855–1936)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  6. ^ S. J. Low, ‘Haigh, Arthur Elam (1855–1905)’, rev. Richard Smail, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  7. ^ H. C. G. Matthew, ‘Hutton, William Holden (1860–1930)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  8. ^ Sir Ivo d'Oyle Elliot. "Williamson, John Bruce". The Balliol College Register. Second Edition. Printed by John Johnson at the University Press. 1934. p 129. Google Books
  9. ^ Gareth Elwyn Jones, ‘Edwards, Sir Owen Morgan (1858–1920)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  10. ^ D. M. Abbott, ‘Rait, Sir Robert Sangster (1874–1936)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  11. ^ "University intelligence". The Times (36770). London. 17 May 1902. p. 11.
  12. ^ R. H. Darwall-Smith, ‘Gordon, George Stuart (1881–1942)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  13. ^ Derek Hudson, ‘Sadleir , Michael Thomas Harvey (1888–1957)’, rev. Sayoni Basu, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  14. ^ G. L. Harriss, ‘McFarlane, (Kenneth) Bruce (1903–1966)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
  15. ^ Daily Telegraph Obituary 28 February 2003
  16. ^ The Times Obituary 14 October 2006
  17. ^ Or in full, John Albert Edward Claude Orde Angus Tankerton Tanville-Tankerton, fourteenth Duke of Dorset, Marquis of Dorset, Earl of Grove, Earl of Chastermaine, Viscount Brewsby, Baron Grove, Baron Petstrap, and Baron Wolock
  18. ^ Beerbohm, Max, Zuleika Dobson (Part 1 out of 5) online at fullbooks.com, accessed 16 August 2008