The Tim and Kathy Clayden Prize

This annual award is open to all current postgraduate students studying the Ancient Near East and enrolled for the degree of MPhil or DPhil at the University of Oxford.

For the purposes of this award the Ancient Near East is defined as ancient Mesopotamia (including Syria, south-eastern Turkey, south-western Iran and the Gulf countries) before the Parthian period. One award, to the value of £600 will be awarded to support research and fieldwork, with preference given to students at Wolfson College

All applications should include a cover letter, including a description of the proposed activity and a budget, together not to exceed two sides of A4, and a CV. Applicants should arrange for a letter of reference from their academic supervisor for the proposed activity to arrive by the due date. 

The successful applicant is required to submit a short report on their work within 12 months of receiving the award. 

Applications should be sent to Dr Diana Rodríguez Pérez at ancient.world@wolfson.ox.ac.uk with the subject “Application_Tim and Kathy Clayden Prize”, normally, by the end of the 3rd week of Hilary term each year. Receipt of all applications will be acknowledged by email usually within two business days. Applications will be considered at the AWRC Steering Committee meeting in Week 6/7 and a decision will be communicated by email by the end of the term.

For the academic year 2019/2020, applications will be considered in Trinity Term. 

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Thursday 15 October - 9:00am

The Wolfson Alumni Office are holding two online Q&A sessions in October with our President, Sir Tim Hitchens.

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The Wolfson Alumni Office are holding two online Q&A sessions in October with our President, Sir Tim Hitchens.

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Margaret Oliphant and Oxford
Thursday 5 November - 1:30pm

Merryn Williams is a poet and critic. Her latest works are The Fragile Bridge: New and Selected Poems (Shoestring Press) and Mansfield Park Revisited (Plas Gwyn Books). At present she is collecting poems about the pandemic and the lockdown. Merryn is a long-standing member of Wolfson's Common Room.