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The following General Regulations apply to the University Prizes in the Faculty of Arts mentioned in the foregoing List except the Blackwell, Town Council Medal, Jenkyns, Liddel, Lyon and Kay. 1. The University Prizes in the Faculty of Arts shall be open to all Magistrands".
2. At the end of any Winter Session, a Student of the "Fourth" or "Magistrand" Class shall mean a matriculated student qualified to graduate at the end of that Session, who is not of more than five years' standing from the date of his first matriculation after passing the Preliminary Examination.
3. Prizes in subjects which are common to the Faculties of Arts and Science shall be tenable by Students in either of these Faculties who otherwise fulfil the conditions of the Ordinances and the Foundation.
4. No Student may enter as a candidate a second time for the same prize.
5. No Student who has passed the Honours Examination in any subject shall be eligible to compete for prizes in that subject, which are restricted to Undergraduates.
Note. These Regulations do not require a Candidate for the University Prizes to have been in active attendance during the Session in which he competes, or indeed, in any particular year. 1. ARNOTT.
Founded in 1869 by Neil Arnott, M.A., Marischal College, 1805; M.D., 1814; LL.D., Abdn., 1871, of London, author of the "Elements of Physics" but the first award was in 1867.
The interest of £1000 is applied annually in Prizes for the Magistrands who, having passed all the Examinations for their degree, have distinguished themselves most in the Experimental branches of Natural Philosophy. At present the whole interest is given in a single prize.
*Allan J. Low was first in the Examination, but was ineligible to hold the prize.
THE NEIL ARNOTT FOUNDATION FOR EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS. In addition to the gift of £1000, made to the University in 1869 by Dr. Neil Arnott, for a Natural Philosophy Scholarship, a further gift of the same amount was made in 1876 by his widow, to promote the actual experimental study of Natural Philosophy. The interest of the amount is to be applied to the purchase of apparatus for the Physical Laboratory and to the remuneration of any Assistant employed, under the Professor of Natural Philosophy, in giving practical instruction to Students; or in any other way that shall seem to the Senatus of the time being best calculated to promote the practical study of Physics in connection with the ordinary teaching.
2. THE BAIN GOLD MEDAL (IN MENTAL PHILOSOPHY). Founded in 1883, by subscription, as a testimonial to Alexander Bain, M.A., Marischal College, 1840; LL.D., Edin., 1869. Emeritus Professor of Logic of the University, and awarded annually to the best Candidate who gains First Class Honours in Mental Philosophy. The first award was made for the year 1882.
1891. James D. Dean.
1893. No Award.
1894. Norman Mackenzie.
1895. Alexander M. Mackay. (C. I. Beattie.
Alex. Mackenzie Stuart. 1897. Alex. Andrew.
Bertram M. Laing.
1912. John A. Mackay.
3. THE DR. BLACK PRIZE (IN LATIN).
Founded in 1882, by subscription, in memory of John Black, M.A., King's College, 1855; LL.D., Glasgow, 1881. Professor of Humanity in the University.
The Prize is of the value of £28 or thereby, and is to be awarded annually to the best Latin Scholar taking his Degree with Honours in Classics upon the Honours Papers in the Department of Latin alone, and no Candidate will receive the Prize unless he has reached the standard of First Class Honours in that Department. The Prize to be tenable along with the Simpson Greek Prize only
in the event of no other competitor having reached the standard of First Class Honours in Latin.
Founded in 1793, in Marischal College, by Mrs. Barbara Blackwell, widow of Thomas Blackwell, M.A., Marischal College,
(a) A. A. G. Wright was first in the Examination, but was ineligible to hold the prize.
(b) Thos. Bruce was first in the Examination, but was ineligible to hold the prize. (c) M. M. Mackenzie was equal with A. Taylor, but was ineligible to hold the (d) W. A. Ross was first in the Examination, but was ineligible to hold the prize. (e) G. G. Sim was first in the Examination, but was ineligible to hold the prize. (f) John Murray was first in the Examination, but was ineligible to hold the prize. (g) W. M. Calder was first in the Examination, but was ineligible to hold the prize. (h) Andrew R. Williamson was first in the Examination, but was ineligible to hold the prize.
(i) H. G. Gruer was first in the Examination, but was ineligible to hold the prize. () James O. Thomson was first in the Examination, but was ineligible to hold the prize.
(k) William R. Tennant was first in the Examination, but was ineligible to hold the prize.
(2) Edward McIntosh was first in the Examination, but was ineligible to hold
(m) Wm. J. Entwistle was first in the Examination, but was ineligible to hold the prize.
(n) Katharine B. M. Wattie was the only Candidate, but was ineligible to hold the prize.
1718; LL.D., King's College, 1752, eleventh Principal of Marischal College. A prize of £20 for the best English Essay on a prescribed subject is awarded as far as possible every alternate year. The successful Essays are preserved in the University Library.
1797. WILLIAM DUNCAN, M.A. Essay-" Connection between Religion, Morality and Learning". 1798. GEORGE SKENE KEITH, M.A. Essay-"Excellency of British Constitution
1800. JAMES WATT, M.A.
Essay "Lives and Writings of Hesiod and
1801. JAMES WATT, M.A. Essay-" Advantages of Civil and Religious Liberty". 1802.
1803. ALEXANDER BOWER. ALEXANDER BOWER.
Essay-" Advantages of Civil and Religious
Essay-"Characteristics of Poetry and Eloquence".
WILLIAM C. KIDD, M.A. Essay "Macedonian Phalanx and Roman
ANDREW TAWSE, M.A. Essay-"Ancient and Modern Metaphysics".
ALEXANDER ROBERTSON, M.A. Essay-"New Nomenclature in Science ". 1816. ANDREW TAWSE, M.A. Essay-" Influence of Theory on Science". 1818. THOMAS MACFARLANE, M.A. Essay-" Effects of Monastic Institutions". 1820. WILLIAM MACKRAY, M. A. Essay "Effects of Reformation".
1822. WILLIAM MACKRAY, M.A. Essay-"Superiority of Greece in Fine Arts". 1825. EDWARD WOODFORD, M.A. Essay "Differences in Syntax between Greek and Latin
1827. WILLIAM STEPHEN, M.A. Essay—“Egyptian Hieroglyphics". 1830. WILLIAM DYCE, M.A. Essay- Electricity and Magnetism 1832.
ALEXANDER PATERSON, M.A. Essay-" Improvements in Chemistry 1834. JOHN STEPHEN, M. A. Essay-"Established Churches and Toleration ". 1836. JAMES NEWLANDS, M.A. Essay-"Recent Discoveries of Greek and Latin Works".
1838. JOHN RAE, M.A. Essay-"Style of Authors in Elizabeth's and Anne's Ages". 1840. DAVID MATHER MASSON, M.A. Essay-"Utility of Classical Learning". 1846. Alexander BAIN, M.A. Essay-"Impediments to truth from Language' 1850. JAMES ANDERSON, M.A. Essay "Influence of Mental Philosophy on Theology".
PETER BAYNE, M. A. Essay -"Resources and Character of Civilised
1860. WILLIAM MACKRAY, M.A. Essay-"Causes that Retarded Progress of
1867. GORDON LILLIE, M.A., Demerara.
Essay "Influence of Bacon on
1870. WM. ALEXANDER HUNTER, M. A., Barrister-at-Law, London. Essay
1875. J. M. HARKOM, Edinburgh, and Rev. JAMES L. BLAKE, M.A., Langton, EssayEffects of Reformation on England and
1877. ALEX. W. ROBERTSON, M.A., Aberdeen. Essay-"University Systems
of Scotland and Germany".