The Bleackley Prize Fund was set up using a donation from Mr Peter Bleackley, former Scholar of the College in memory of three of his contemporaries who predeceased him. They are J Maxwell Mitchell (1933), Alexander Ramsay (1932) and Martin Watkin (1932). The Prize is awarded annually for an essay on a subject in the field of German Language and Literature. The essay may be in German or English but may not be one which has previously been submitted as tutorial work. The subject must have prior approval from Professor Kohl, the Tutor in German, and should not exceed 5,000 words.

Who can enter? 

All Jesus College undergraduates reading Modern Languages or a joint school including Modern Languages. The winner will normally be in their second year of study. 

How many prizes are there?

There is usually one prize. If no entry is of sufficient merit, the judge will recommend that no prize is awarded. 

How much is the Bleackley Prize worth?

The prize is worth up to £120 in books, at the discretion of the judge, Professor Kohl. The selection of books must be approved by either Professor Kohl or the Academic Director. 

How do I enter?

Essays should be submitted in an envelope clearly labeled with the name of the prize to the Academic Director by Friday of 1st Week Trinity Full Term. 

Dr Alexandra Lumbers
Academic Director