The Professor Sir William Mitchell Prize for Honours Philosophy
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:
- There shall be a prize to be known as "The Professor Sir William Mitchell Prize for Honours Philosophy".
- The prize shall be available for award annually.
- The value of the prize shall be $2,100 unless otherwise determined.
- The prize shall be awarded each year to the student in Honours Philosophy who obtains a first class Honours degree and is placed highest in order of merit.
- If in any year the prize is not awarded, then two or more prizes may be awarded in subsequent years to two or more persons who obtain first-class Honours degrees and who are placed highest in order of merit.
- If two or more candidates eligible for the prize are of equal merit, the prize or prizes shall be shared equally among them.
- The prize shall be awarded by the Faculty on the recommendation of the Head of the Discipline of Philosophy.
- These rules may be varied from time to time by the Faculty, but the title and purpose of the award shall not be changed.
A second prize is hereby instituted as a means of further rewarding excellent scholarship among philosophy students. Please see The Professor Sir William Mitchell Essay Prize.