Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Rose Book-Collecting Prize
"Cambridge University Library is offering students the chance to win GBP500 by building their own book collections. The Rose Book-Collecting Prize was endowed in 2006 and is believed to be the first of its kind offered by any European university. As well as the GBP500 prize money, the winner will be offered 10 years' free membership of the Friends of Cambridge University Library. He or she will also be entered into the prestigious US-based Fine Books and Collections Magazine Book-Collecting Championship, which has a first prize of $2,500 presented at a prize-giving ceremony in the USA. This championship was won in 2007 by Cambridge's first Rose Book-Collecting Prize winner, David Butterfield (Christ's), with his collection 'Landmarks of Classical scholarship'. David collected $2,500, an all-expenses-paid trip to Seattle, and $1,000 for the University Library"