13 June 1996



<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 14 March 1996: University Acts<br />

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CONGREGATION 11 March


Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions
of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13), the
following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 11
March.

Text of Special Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

PAUL RICHARD CROCKER, Linacre College

JOHN MARKS TEMPLETON, Templeton College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 11 March


1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 29
March.

List of the decrees:

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Explanatory note to Decree (1)

The University of Cambridge has recently introduced the Degree of
Master of Natural Sciences (M.Sci.) in certain subjects. In parallel
to the
Degree of Master of Engineering of each university, the new degree
will be equivalent in the relevant subjects to the Oxford Degrees of
M.Biochem., M.Chem., and M.Phys. except that holders of the Cambridge
M.Eng. or M.Sci. receive in addition the Cambridge BA, and can
proceed to the Cambridge MA. The following decree provides for the
incorporation of the Cambridge M.Sci. as the Oxford
M.Biochem., M.Chem., or M.Phys. in appropriate cases, while
precluding the incorporation in addition of the Cambridge
BA or MA. This corresponds with the existing treatment of the
Cambridge M.Eng. To avoid a need for subsequent legislation, the
decree also provides for incorporation to the Oxford M.Math.,
although it is not currently possible to qualify for the Cambridge
M.Sci. in Mathematics.

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Decree (1)

1 In Ch. I, Sect. III, cl. 2 (a)
(Statutes, 1995, p. 191), after `Masters of
Engineering,' insert `Masters of Natural Sciences,'.

2 Ibid., after `Master of Engineering' insert
`or Natural Sciences'.

3 Ibid., delete `last-named' and substitute
`Degree of Master of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering,
Mathematics, or Physics; and provided also that Council shall
determine from time to time the subjects studied for the Degree of
Master of Natural Sciences of the University of Cambridge which shall
respectively qualify an eligible holder of that degree to be admitted
to the Degree of Master of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Mathematics, or
Physics of this University.'

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Explanatory note to Decree (2)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee on
Animal Care and with the concurrence of the General Board, allows the
committee to co-opt up to two additional members in order to provide
for an appropriate overlap with the membership of its subcommittees.

Decree (2)

In Ch. II, Sect. II, § 2, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p.
215), after `(13) ... clause 2 below.' insert:

`The committee shall have power to co-opt up to two additional
members, who shall hold office for one year and shall be
re-eligible.'

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Explanatory note to Decree (3)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the IT Committee
and with the concurrence of the General Board, increases the number
of representatives on the committee appointed by OUSU from one to
two in order that the interests of both undergraduates and graduates
may be represented on the committee.

Decree (3)

In Ch. II, Sect. II, § 5, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p.
219), delete item (18) and
substitute:
`(18), (19) two persons appointed by the Oxford University Student
Union.'

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Explanatory note to Decree (4)

The following decree removes anomalies and makes consequential
amendments to existing decrees which have been overlooked in recent
legislation, and other minor amendments.

Decree (4)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. XXXV, cl. 4 (1), concerning the
Environmental Change Unit (Statutes, 1995, p. 290), and
Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 64, cl. 1 (2), concerning the Reader in
Educational Studies (p. 401, as amended by Decree (3) of 18 January
1996, Gazette, p. 582), in each case delete `to which'
and substitute `with which'; and delete `allocated' and substitute
`associated'.

[These changes convert the existing formulation to that
normally used in connection with directorships and readerships,
whereby they are described as `associated with' rather than
`allocated to' a college, the latter phrase normally being reserved
for professorships.
]

2 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 7, SCHEDULE IV,
concerning special allowances to certain Heads of Departments (p.
372), after `Head of the Department of Statistics' insert:
`Principal Curator of the University Museum'.

[The Principal Curator was inadvertently omitted from the list
of those in receipt of a Schedule IV departmental allowance.
]

3 The provisions of Decree (4) of 7 December
1995, concerning the Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies
(Gazette, p. 467), are hereby rescinded.

4 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p.
1054, after l. 15 insert new item (b) as follows and
reletter existing item (b) (l. 16) as item (c):

`(b) for members of the University working for the
Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies, £250.'

[Clauses 3 and 4 above correct the provision for the
composition fee of £250 for 1995-6 for the course concerned,
which was originally, through inadvertence, incorrectly included
amongst the fees collected through the candidates' societies; the
diploma course is open to non-members of the University.
]

5 Clauses 1 and 2 of this decree shall have
immediate effect; clauses 3 and 4 shall be effective from 22 December
1995.

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Explanatory note to Decree (5)

The gates to the University Parks have locks which are of an obsolete
pattern and which will shortly need to be replaced. Owing to the
presence of the Marston–Oxford cycle track and footpath on the
south side of the Parks, there is now a pedestrian way between South
Parks Road and Ferry Road, Marston, open twenty-four hours a day,
except on 1 January and 25 December of each year.

In these circumstances, the Curators of the University Parks
will no longer be issuing keys to the gates of the University Parks
to members of the University.

In reaching this decision, the curators have been influenced by a
number of factors:

(1) It is impossible to make the Parks' boundaries totally secure
from illegal entry, and the curators do not have the resources to
enable them to protect legitimate key-holders when the Parks are
closed.

(2) It has been the habit of some key-holders to admit non-key-
holders after the gates have been locked. This leads to those
admitted being unable to get out without either climbing out (and, on
occasion, causing damage while doing so) or calling out the
Superintendent to open a gate.

(3) Regrettably, some key-holders have removed padlocks from
those gates to which fixed locks cannot be fitted. This is a
continuing problem which results in costs in the region of £300
per annum.

(4) Closure of the Parks to all persons after sunset will make
the effective protection of buildings and equipment by the University
Security Service more practicable.

The curators intend to give advance notice of the date on which the
obsolete locks will be changed. From that date the persons to whom
the curators have issued keys may return them and have any deposit
refunded.

Council has endorsed the curators' intentions and has agreed to make
the following decree, which deletes the clause prescribing that keys
to the Parks may be supplied to Senior Members of the University.

Decree (5)

In Ch. III, Sect. LXXXIII (Statutes, 1995, p. 329),
delete cl. 4.

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Explanatory note to Decree (6)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Clinical
Medicine Board and with the concurrence of the General Board,
provides for the formal acceptance of a generous donation from Dr
Sidney Truelove of £7,500 to establish a fund to be known as the
Dr Sidney Truelove Lecturership Fund, the income from which will be
used to fund a special lecture in the Oxford Postgraduate
Gastroenterology Course.

Decree (6)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1995, p. 664), insert new
§ 347 as follows and renumber existing §§ 347–8
as §§ 348–9:

`§ 347. Truelove Lecturership Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude from Dr Sidney Truelove
the sum of £7,500 to establish a fund to be known as the Dr
Sidney Truelove Lecturership Fund, the income from which shall be
used to fund a special lecture in the Oxford Postgraduate
Gastroenterology Course. If the course shall cease, the capital sum
and any unspent income shall be transferred to the Nuffield
Department of Clinical Medicine Ulcerative Colitis Research Fund
under the provisions of § 249 of this section.

2. The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine shall be the
Board of Management of the Dr Sidney Truelove Lecturership Fund.

3. Such proportion of the income as shall be determined from time
to time by the Clinical Medicine Board shall be used to fund the Dr
Sidney Truelove Lecture to be given in the Oxford Postgraduate
Gastroenterology Course.

4. Income not expended in any year shall, at the discretion of
the Clinical Medicine Board, either be accumulated to increase the
sum available from time to time for the lecture, or be added to the
capital of the fund for so long as that shall be permissible in Law.

5. Council shall have power to alter this decree from time to
time, provided that the main object of the benefaction, as stated in
clause 1 above, is always kept in view.'

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Explanatory note to Decree (7)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General
Board, deletes the provisions governing the status of Service
Student. No-one has been matriculated as a Service Student for about
twenty years, and any person to whom such provisions might have
relevance in the future could ask that Council's Applications
Committee consider his or her case.

Decree (7)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, delete from p. 19, l. 5 to
p. 20, l. 4.

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Explanatory note to Decree (8)

Since the introduction of Master's degrees for certain four-year
undergraduate courses, various matters requiring consequential
legislation have come to light, and the following decree provides
accordingly.

Decree (8)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 18,
ll. 12 and 16, in each case before `Engineering' insert `Chemistry
or'.

2 Ibid., l. 18, after `six terms' insert `in the
case of courses of study lasting three years, or nine terms in the
case of four-year courses leading to the aforementioned Master's
degrees'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 25–8 and renumber
existing sub-clause (iii) (l. 29) as sub-clause (ii).

4 Ibid., p. 21, after l. 28 insert:

`The holder of the Degree of Bachelor of Arts of the University may
not supplicate for any of the Master's degrees referred to in this
section.'

Key to Decree (8)

Cl. 1 corrects an omission in previous legislation by inserting a
reference to the Degree of Master of Chemistry in the decree
governing Senior Status.

Cl. 2 makes provision for four-year courses in which work for the
Second Public Examination occupies nine, rather than six, terms.

Cl. 3 deletes a provision which has been superseded by the
prohibition effected by cl. 4 of the existing decree.

Cl. 4 gives unambiguous legislative form to a principle expressed in
the explanatory note to the legislation introducing the first of the
Master's degrees (M.Eng.) awarded for an undergraduate course, namely
that such degrees are awarded in place of the BA.

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Explanatory note to Decree (9)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the English Board
and with the concurrence of the General Board, declassifies the First
Public Examination in English.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations
and Boards' below.

Decree (9)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 23,
delete l. 12.

2 Ibid., after l. 23 insert:

`English Language and Literature,'.

3 Ibid., p. 24, l. 33, after `Moderations in'
insert `English Language and Literature and in'.

4 Ibid., p. 42, delete ll. 12–16.

5 Ibid., p. 70, after l. 30 insert:

`Moderations in English Language and Literature

1. The subjects of the examination, the syllabus, and the number
of papers shall be as prescribed by regulation from time to time by
the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature.

2. A candidate shall be deemed to have passed the examination
when he or she shall have satisfied the Moderators in all the papers
specified in the regulations.

3. Candidates must offer all the papers at a single examination,
except that a candidate may offer in the Preliminary Examination in
English Language and Literature, or in such other examination as the
Moderators may arrange, any paper or papers in which he or she has
previously failed to satisfy the Moderators.

4. The Moderators may award a distinction to any candidate of
special merit who has satisfied the Moderators in all the papers at a
single examination.'

6 Ibid., p. 87, l. 18 and p. 88, l. 33, in each
case delete `Honour'.

7 Ibid., p. 888, l. 36, after `Literature'
insert `and the examiners so designated shall set these and such
other papers as may be required'.

8 Ibid., p. 977, l. 36, delete `Honour'.

9 Ibid., l. 37, after `Literature,' insert `of
Honour Moderators in'.

10 Ibid., p. 987, l.1 and p. 992, l. 13 (i.e. the
thirteenth line on that page, on which the line numbers printed in
the 1995 edition are incorrect), in each case delete `Honour'.

11 Ibid., p. 999, delete ll. 28–9 and
substitute:

`(b) Moderations in English Language and Literature, Law
Moderations, and Moderations in Physics and Philosophy.'

12 Ibid., p. 1015, before `Law'
insert: `English Moderations,'.

13 This decree shall be effective from 1 October
1996.

Key to Decree (9)

Cll. 1 and 2 remove Honour Moderations in English Language and
Literature from the list of First Public Examinations and substitute
Moderations in English Language and Literature.

Cl. 3 sets the time at which candidates may enter for the
examination.

Cl. 4 removes the provisions governing the examination in its old
form.

Cl. 5 provides for the examination in its new form.

Cl. 6 deletes references to Honour Moderations in two Preliminary
Examinations with which the examination is linked.

Cl. 7 authorises examiners to set such additional papers as may be
required.

Cll. 8–10 make consequential changes in the decrees for the
appointment of examiners.

Cl. 11 adds Moderations in English to the schedule for the nomination
of moderators and examiners.

Cl. 12 provides for the publication of lists of successful
candidates.

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Explanatory note to Decree (10)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Oriental
Studies Board and with the concurrence of the General Board,
establishes a one-year course in Islamic Art and Archaeology
(Research Methods and Techniques) for the degree of M.St., to be
offered as an alternative to the existing M.St. in Islamic Art and
Archaeology The new course is intended to serve as the first year
for students with a good foundation in Islamic Art and Archaeology
who intend to apply to go on to do a D.Phil. Examination will be by
dissertation, essays, and a written paper.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations
and Boards' below.

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Decree (10)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p
660, after l. 11 insert:

`Islamic Art and Archaeology              Oriental Studies'
     (Research Methods and Techniques)

2 Ibid., p 968, l. 27, after `Archaeology,'
insert `Islamic Art and Archaeology (Research Methods and
Techniques),'.

3 Ibid., p 977, l. 25, after `Archaeology,'
insert `Islamic Art and Archaeology (Research Methods and
Techniques),'.

Key to Decree (10)

Cl. 1 inserts Islamic Art and Archaeology (Research Methods and
Techniques) into the list of examinations for the degree of M.St.

Cll. 2 and 3 provide for the appointment of examiners.

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Explanatory note to Decree (11)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee on
Continuing Education and with the concurrence of the General Board,
provides for the establishment of Postgraduate Certificates
(Continuing Education), and gives the committee power to award such
certificates on the basis of regulations which will set out the
requirements for each individual course This development is part of
the continued expansion, in co-operation with other departments and
faculties, of the Department for Continuing Education's provision of
award-bearing courses.

Decree (11)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p
909, l. 24, after `Diploma' insert `or Certificate'.

2 Ibid., p
910, l. 5, after `Diplomas' insert `or Postgraduate Certificates'.

3 Ibid., p. 921, after l. 19 insert:

`POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATES

(CONTINUING EDUCATION)

Ch. X, Sect. XVI]

1. The Committee on Continuing Education shall have power to
grant Postgraduate Certificates to candidates who have satisfied the
conditions prescribed in this section and any further conditions
which the committee may prescribe by regulation.

2. The examination for each Postgraduate Certificate shall, in
consultation with representatives of collaborating departments or
faculties, be under the supervision of the Committee for Continuing
Education which shall have power, subject to the approval of the
General Board, to make regulations governing the examination.

3. Candidates, whether members of the University or not, may be
admitted as students for a Postgraduate Certificate under such
conditions as the committee shall prescribe, provided that before
admission to a course of study approved by the committee, candidates
shall have satisfied the committee that they have had appropriate
educational and professional experience acceptable to the committee,
and are well-equipped to enter the proposed course of study.

4. Any person who has been accepted as a candidate for a
Postgraduate Certificate, and who has satisfactorily pursued a
course, the character and length of which have been approved by the
committee, may be admitted to the examination.'

4 Ibid., p. 986, delete ll. 24–5 and
substitute:

`8. Examiners for the Postgraduate and Foundation Certificates
granted by the Committee on Continuing Education shall serve for
three years.'

5 Ibid., p. 1024, after l. 5 insert new item
(c) as follows and reletter existing items
(c)–(d) (ll. 6–15) as items
(d)–(e):

`(c) Examination for Postgraduate Certificates
(Continuing Education)

`Names of candidates who in [here insert term and year]
have satisfied [or have been adjudged worthy of
distinction by
] the examiners for the Postgraduate
Certificate in
[here insert title of certificate].



      A. B.
      C. D.
      E. F.
                                                G. H.
                                                I. J.   Examiners.'
                                                K. L. 

6 Ibid., p. 1026, after l. 22 insert new item
(viii) as follows and renumber existing items (viii)–(xix) (from
p. 1026, l. 23 to p. 1029, l. 27) as items (ix)–(xx):

`(viii) Postgraduate Certificates (Continuing Education)

This is to certify that A. B. has pursued an approved course of
study under the supervision of the Committee on Continuing Education
and in [such a term and year] satisfied [or was
adjudged worthy of distinction by
] the examiners appointed by
the University to examine in the subjects prescribed for the
Postgraduate Certificate in [here insert title of
certificate
].

Signed on behalf of the Board of Studies of the Committee on
Continuing Education.


                                          C. D.—Chairman
                                          E. F.—Secretary.'

7 This decree shall be effective from 1 March
1996.

Key to Decree (11)

Cl. 1 makes provision for persons admitted as students for a
Postgraduate Certificate (Continuing Education) to have their names
entered, replaced, or retained on the Register of Diploma and
Certificate Students.

Cl. 2 adds persons admitted as students for a Postgraduate
Certificate (Continuing Education) to those in respect of whom a fee
is not payable for entering or replacing their names on the Register.

Cl. 3 establishes examinations for Postgraduate Certificates
(Continuing Education) amongst the certificate and diploma
examinations open to students who are non-members of the University.

Cl. 4 prescribes the term of office of examiners as three years,
and
corrects an anomaly whereby examiners for Foundation Certificates
currently serve for one year only.

Cl. 5 provides for the form of pass lists.

Cl. 6 provides for the issue of certificates

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Explanatory note to Decree (12)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee on
Continuing Education and with the concurrence of the General Board,
makes provision for examining arrangements in respect of a new M.Sc.
course in Evidence-based Health Care (incorporating a Postgraduate
Diploma and a Postgraduate Certificate) which is to be offered under
the joint aegis of the Committee on Continuing Education and the
Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations
and Boards' below.

Decree (12)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p.
968, after l. 16 insert:

`Three in Evidence-based Health Care.'

2 Ibid., p. 983, after l. 18, as amended by
Decrees (12) and (16) of 27 July 1995 (Gazette, Vol.
125, pp. 1424, 1425), insert:

`(xx) For the nomination of examiners in the examinations in
Evidence-based Health Care for the Degree of Master of Science, for
the Postgraduate Diploma, and for the Postgraduate Certificate, a
committee of which the three elected members shall be chosen jointly
by the Board of Studies of the Committee on Continuing Education and
the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine.'

3 Ibid., p. 986, l. 9, delete`.' and substitute
`;' and after l. 9 insert:

`in Evidence-based Health Care for three examinations.'

4 This decree shall be effective from 1 March
1996.

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Explanatory note to Decree (13)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Theology
Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, revises the
arrangements for the appointment of examiners for the Certificates in
Theology and the B.Th. and M.Th. in Applied Theology.

Decree (13)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p.
970, delete ll. 39–44 and substitute:

`Bachelor of Theology (except        Ten, of whom two
   at Westminster College)               shall be members 
   and Certificates in                   of the Faculty of
   Theology:                             Theology who are not
                                         full-time members of 
                                         staff in any of the
                                         institutions referred to
                                         in Ch. X, Sect. VI, cl. 3.

Master of Theology (except           Up to nine, of whom two
   at Westminster College):               shall be members of
                                          the Faculty of Theology
                                          who are not full-time
                                          members of staff in
                                          any of the institutions
                                          referred to
                                          in Ch. X, Sect. VI, cl. 3.'

2 Ibid., p. 986, l. 17, after `Certificates in
Theology' insert `and the Degrees of Bachelor of Theology (except at
Westminster College) and Master of Theology (except at Westminster
College)'.

Key to Decree (13)

Cl. 1 separates the legislation governing the appointment of
examiners for the M.Th. from that for the B.Th. and Certificates in
Theology, and adjusts the number of examiners for each of the
courses.

Cl. 2 rectifies the omission of a formal provision governing the
periods of office of the examiners for the two degrees and brings
them into line with those for the Certificates in Theology.

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Explanatory note to Decree (14)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Literae
Humaniores, Modern History, and Modern Languages Boards and of the
Committee for Archaeology and with the concurrence of the General
Board, provides for an increase in the number of moderators for
Honour Moderations in Greek and Latin Literature/Classics and of
examiners in the Honour School of Literae Humaniores and in the
related second public examinations (in Classics and Modern Languages
and in Ancient and Modern History). This is to allow for the
appointment of an Archaeology examiner in the examinations concerned,
and also for an external examiner in Classical Archaeology for Greats
from 1998, just before the new syllabus for Greats comes into effect.

Decree (14)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p.
980, l. 1, after `nomination of' insert `Moderators in Archaeology in
Honour Moderations in Classics; of Public Examiners in Archaeology in
the Honour Schools of Literae Humaniores, Classics and Modern
Languages, and Ancient and Modern History; and of'.

2 Ibid., p. 991, l. 39, delete `Six' and
substitute `Seven'.

3 Ibid., p. 994, l. 12 (i.e. the twelfth line on
that page, on which the line numbers printed in the 1995 edition are
incorrect), after `Ancient History' insert `, one in Archaeology,'.

4 Ibid., p. 995, after l. 15 (i.e. the fifteenth
line on that page, on which the line numbers printed in the 1995
edition are incorrect), in the left-hand column, insert:

`One or two for Archaeology'.

5 Ibid., p. 997, l. 36, after `Ancient History'
insert `, one for Archaeology,'.

6 Cll. 1, 2, and 3 of this decree shall be
effective from 1 October 1996; cll. 4 and 5 shall be effective from 1
October 1997.

Key to Decree (14)

Cl. 1 provides for the Nominating Committee for Archaeology to
nominate moderators and examiners in Archaeology in the examinations
concerned.

Cl. 2 provides for an additional moderator for Honour Moderations in
Greek and Latin Literature, to allow for one in Archaeology.

Cl. 3 provides for an additional moderator, in Archaeology, for
Honour Moderations and for the Preliminary Examination in Ancient and
Modern History.

Cl. 4 provides for up to two additional examiners in the Honour
School of Literae Humaniores, to allow for one examiner in
Archaeology and one external examiner in Archaeology.

Cl. 5 provides for an additional examiner, in Archaeology, in the
Honour School of Ancient and Modern History.

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Explanatory note to Decree (15)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Literae
Humaniores and Modern Languages Boards and with the concurrence of
the General Board, provides for there to be two moderators
responsible for both Latin and Greek in the Preliminary Examination
for Modern Languages. This replaces the existing provision for two
moderators for Latin, and one to act if required for Greek (in
practice, normally one of the two for Latin also acts in Greek). Now
that it has been agreed to include both Latin and Greek in the same
papers, it is simpler to make both moderators responsible for both
languages. Similarly, there is already provision for there to be two
moderators responsible for Classics in Honour Moderations in Classics
and English.

Decree (15)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p.
992, delete ll. 39–40 (i.e. the thirty-ninth and fortieth lines
on that page, on which the line numbers printed in the 1995 edition
are incorrect) and substitute:

`Two for Latin and Greek'.

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October
1996.

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Explanatory note to Decree (16)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Psychological
Studies Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides
for the appointment of a second external examiner for the Honour
School of Experimental Psychology. This will give a total of seven
examiners, and is intended to lighten the workload of the external
examiner, who has, by tradition, always marked all research projects.

Decree (16)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p.
996, l. 33 (i.e. the thirty-third line on that page, on which the
line numbers printed in the 1995 edition are incorrect), delete `Six'
and substitute `Seven'.

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October
1996.

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Explanatory note to Decree (17)

The following decree sets the value of the unit of statutory
endowment income for 1995–6 under the College Contributions
Scheme at £97,000.

Decree (17)

The unit of statutory endowment income for 1995–6 is set at
£97,000 under the provisions of Tit. XII, Sect. I, cl. 6
(Statutes, 1995, p. 81)

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Explanatory note to Decree (18)

Council decided, on the recommendation of the College Contributions
Committee and following consideration of the Report of the Committee
of Inquiry into the Financial Position of the Poorer Colleges in July
1987, that a supplementary endowment grant of £654,187 should be
made to Pembroke College in eight equal instalments commencing in
1989 (with adjustments for inflation in later years) under Tit. XII,
Sect. I, cl. 2 (b) (Statutes, 1995, p. 80)
The
following decree provides for the payment in 1996 of the concluding
instalment.

Decree (18)

£116,738 shall be paid in 1996 to Pembroke College under the
provisions of Tit. XII, Sect I, cl. 2 (b) as a grant for
the enlargement of the permanent endowment of that college, and may
be used for building provided that any amount so used is replaced
over a period of twenty-five years at most.

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Explanatory note to Decree (19)

Council has decided, on the recommendation of the College
Contributions Committee, that the concluding distribution of income
grants should be paid in 1996 to the less well-endowed colleges (as
envisaged in the Report of the Committee of Inquiry into the
Financial Position of the Poorer Colleges in July 1987) to compensate
for an adjustment of the university and college proportions of CUF
appointments. Such grants (adjusted for inflation and tapered over
the eight-year period of the scheme) will be made under Tit. XII,
Sect. I, cl. 2 (b) (Statutes, 1995, p. 80).

Decree (19)

The following amounts shall be paid in 1996 to the colleges named in
each case under the provisions of Tit. XII, Sect. I, cl. 2
(b):

                                £
Brasenose College               929
Exeter College                2,027
Hertford College              1,351
Keble College                 2,027
Lady Margaret Hall            3,800
Oriel College                 2,027
Pembroke College              1,182
St Anne's College             3,800
St Catherine's College        2,027
St Edmund Hall                2,280
St Hilda's College            4,307
St Hugh's College             3,800
St Peter's College            1,773
Somerville College            2,871
Trinity College                 844
Wadham College                1,014
Worcester College             2,280
                            --------
                            £38,339
                            --------

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Explanatory note to Decree (20)

The following decree provides for the final payment, in 1996–7,
of a tapering income grant to St Cross College from the College
Contributions Fund to assist the society in meeting the cost of its
mastership.

Decree (20)

£2,500 shall be paid to St Cross College in the academic year
1996-7 from the College Contributions Fund under the provisions of
Tit. XII, Sect I, cl. 2 (b) (Statutes, 1995,
p. 80) to assist the society in meeting the cost of its mastership.

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Explanatory note to Decree (21)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Clinical
Medicine Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, changes
the arrangements for holding elections to the Clinical Medicine Board
in Trinity Term 1996 by varying the timetable for the making of
nominations and for the return of ballot papers in order to allow
longer for the latter to occur. The conventional date for holding
faculty board elections in Trinity Term (Thursday of week 6) has
become increasingly unsatisfactory for the Faculty of Clinical
Medicine as the circulation of ballot papers almost always coincides
with the late Spring Bank Holiday weekend, when Oxford hospitals take
both the Monday and the Tuesday as holiday. Many ballot papers as a
result do not reach members of the faculty, distributed as these
members are across all Oxford hospitals, until it is too late to
return them in time for the election day. In any case, even if the
elections did not coincide with a bank holiday, the normal timetable
is not satisfactory for a faculty which is geographically so widely
spread. As an experimental measure in 1995 Mr Vice-Chancellor agreed
that the date of the elections should be the Friday of week 7 (9
June). However, there was no need for a ballot in 1995, and so it is
proposed to extend the trial to Trinity Term 1996. Mr Vice-Chancellor
has agreed under the provisions of Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 5, cl. 1
(Statutes, 1995, p. 235) that the date of the elections
shall again be Friday of week 7 (7 June), and the following decree
makes changes to the dates for receiving nomination papers and
circulating ballot papers. If the experiment achieves its desired
objective of ensuring that all members of the faculty can take part
in the election, permanent changes in legislation will be proposed.

Decree (21)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 5, cll. 2
and 5 (1) (Statutes, 1995, p. 235), the timetable for
the elections to the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine in
Trinity Term 1996 shall be varied so that nominations of candidates
by six members of the faculty shall be made fourteen clear days
before the day fixed for the election and voting papers shall be sent
out not later than the eighth day before the election day.

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Explanatory note to Decree (22)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board
after consultation with the electors to the Lyell Readership in
Bibliography, permits the electors to appoint a second Lyell Reader
for the academic year 1996–7. The proposed Statute (1) to be
promulgated at Congregation on 23 April 1996 (see
`University Agenda'

below) would, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, make
permanent provision for the expenditure of surplus income from the
Lyell Bequest for the furtherance of teaching or research in one or
more of the areas in which Mr Lyell was interested.

Decree (22)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 24
(Statutes, 1995, pp. 386–7), the Electors to the
James P.R. Lyell Readership in Bibliography shall be permitted to
elect a second James P.R. Lyell Reader for the academic year
1996–7.

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Decree (23)

Dispensation from prescribed duties is granted to G.K. Radda, MA.,
D.Phil., CBE, FRS, Fellow of Merton College and British Heart
Foundation Professor of Molecular Cardiology, for the period from 1
October 1996 to 30 September 2000, to enable him to accept
appointment as Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council.

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Decree (24)

The consent of the University is given to the amendment to Statute XI
of Corpus Christi College approved by the Governing Body on 14
February 1996, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2)
of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

Note. The effect of the amendment is to empower the
college to appoint an Investment Manager and to prescribe the
latter's powers, duties, and terms of appointment.

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Decree (25)

The consent of the University is given to the amendments to Statutes
III and VI of Keble College approved by the Governing Body on 14
February 1996, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2)
of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

Note. The effects of the amendments are:

(1) to remove the restriction limiting a fellow's right to vote
at meetings of the governing body; and

(2) to reduce the normal age of retirement for Official Fellows
to 65.

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Decree (26)

The consent of the University is given to the amendments to Statutes
IV and V of St Edmund Hall approved by the Governing Body on 16
February 1996, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2)
of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

Note. The effects of the amendments are:

(1) to lower the retiring age for the Principal; and

(2) to redefine the determination of the initial period of
appointment for Official Fellows and to provide for such fellows'
re-election to hold office until the retiring age.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts under
the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. vi, cl. 1 (Statutes,
1995, p. 345) has been accorded to the following persons who are
qualified for membership of Congregation:

JONATHAN PHILIP BARDILL, Linacre College

MOIRA KEARNS, Department of Experimental Psychology

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3 Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added
to the Register of Congregation:

Bardill, J.P., MA status, Linacre

Crocker, P.R., MA, Linacre

Farlow, A.W.K., MA, Worcester

Kearns, M., MA status, Department of Experimental Psychology

Philippo, S., MA, Oriel

Templeton, J.M., MA, Templeton

Viney, C., MA, D.Phil., St Catherine's

Whittington, R.C., MA, New College

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CONGREGATION 13 March


1 Admission of Proctors

JOHN SIMON TOBY GARFITT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen College, and
JEREMY CHRISTIAN NICHOLAS HORDER, BCL, MA, D.PHIL. (LL.B. Hull),
Fellow of Worcester College, were presented to the Vice-Chancellor
and admitted to office, the former as Senior Proctor and the latter
as Junior Proctor for the ensuing year.

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2 Admission of Assessor

NIGEL BOWLES, MA, D.PHIL. (BA Sussex), Fellow of St Anne's College,
was presented to the Vice-Chancellor and admitted to office as
Assessor for the ensuing year.

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3 Admission of Pro-Proctors

The Senior Proctor nominated D.J. IBBETSON, MA, D.PHIL. (MA, PH.D.
Cambridge), and T.H. TARVER, MA (AB Harvard), Fellows of Magdalen
College, to be his Deputies.

The Junior Proctor nominated F.R. LE P. WARNER, MA (MA Cambridge),
Fellow of St Peter's College, and A. KERKHECKER, MA (MA
Tübingen), Fellow of Worcester College, to be his Deputies.

The Deputies were presented to the Vice-Chancellor and admitted to
office.

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on
29 March, see `Examinations and Boards' below.





<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 14 March 1996: University Agenda<br />

University Agenda


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CONGREGATION 19 March 2 p.m.


Declaration of approval of Special
Resolution approving the conferment of an Honorary Degree

That the conferment of the Degree of Master of Arts, honoris
causa
, upon SIR ASHLEY PONSONBY, BT, KCVO, MC, be approved.

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CONGREGATION 23 April 2 p.m.


Promulgation of Statutes

Explanatory note to Statute (1)

Over the years a substantial balance has built up in the accumulated
income of the Lyell Bequest, and the purposes on which such surplus
income may be spent, as prescribed in the Lyell Will and reproduced
in the decree governing the readership (Statutes, 1995,
pp. 386–7), are currently restricted to supporting the cost of
publication of the Lyell Lectures and to meeting the incidental
expenses of the appointment. The following statute permits surplus
income also to be spent for the furtherance of teaching and research
in one or more of the areas in which Mr Lyell was interested.
Meanwhile, Decree (22) in `University Acts' above permits the Lyell
Electors to appoint a second Lyell Reader for the academic year
1996–7.

(1) WHEREAS the University in 1948 accepted a benefaction
for the election of James P.R. Lyell Readers in Bibliography, and
WHEREAS it is expedient to make provision for the increasing surplus
income and residual balance to be used for the furtherance of
teaching or research in one or more of the areas in which Mr Lyell
expressed an interest, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in its exercise
of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of
Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it,
ENACTS, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS
FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XV (Statutes, 1995, p. 157), insert Sect. LX:

`Section LX. Of the Bequest for the Lyell Reader in Bibliography

Any part of the income from the bequest accepted by the University in
1948 for the election of the James P.R. Lyell Reader in Bibliography
which is not required for the furtherance of the purposes specified
in Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 24, cl. 8 shall be applied by the
electors with the consent of the General Board to the furtherance of
teaching or research (or both) in one or more of the subjects
specified in clause 1 of that sub-section.'

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Explanatory note to Statute (2)

The following statute, which is promoted on the recommendation of the
Curators of the Bodleian Library, formalises the new arrangements
whereby it is no longer necessary for each new reader in the library
personally to recite the declaration required upon admission.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for dispensation
in appropriate cases from the requirement that each person seeking
admission to the Bodleian Library should recite the necessary formal
declaration, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. VIII, Sect IV, cl. 12 (Statutes, 1995, p. 59),
delete `recite and subscribe' and substitute `subscribe and, unless
dispensed by the Librarian from so doing, recite'.

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Explanatory note to Statute (3)

At present candidates for the Gibbs Prizes must not have exceeded the
twelfth term from their matriculation. The following statute, which
is promoted on the recommendation of the board of management for the
prizes and with the concurrence of the General Board, allows the use
by Council of discretionary powers, in suitable cases, to dispense
candidates from this requirement.

(3) WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for Council to
have discretionary powers, in suitable cases, to dispense with the
requirement on standing in the statute governing the Gibbs Prizes,
THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XV, Sect. XXIII, cl. 3 (Statutes, 1995, p. 134),
after `final honour school' insert `, provided that Council may grant
dispensation, on grounds of protracted illness or other good reason,
to a candidate who has exceeded the twelfth term from his or her
matriculation'.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 14 March 1996: Notices<br />

Notices


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  • *Notices of exhibitions, guided tours, etc.:

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    GLADSTONE PROFESSORSHIP OF GOVERNMENT

    ALFRED STEPAN, MA (BA Notre Dame, PH.D. Columbia), Rector and
    President, Professor of Political Science, Central European
    University, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from
    1 October 1996.

    Professor Stepan will be a fellow of All Souls College.

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    DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE


    Appointment of deputy

    The General Board has appointed W.R. EATOCK TAYLOR, MA, Fellow of St
    Hugh's College and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, as deputy for
    D.W. Clarke, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of New College and Professor of
    Control Engineering, for Trinity Term 1996, during which Professor
    Clarke has been granted leave of absence and dispensation from
    prescribed duties.

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    DENYER AND JOHNSON STUDENTSHIPS 1996–7

    The Board of the Faculty of Theology has awarded Denyer and Johnson
    Studentships to the following:

    MISS CLODAGH BRETT, Blackfriars

    TIMOTHY HORNER, Wolfson

    BENJAMIN MURPHY, Pembroke

    The board has also awarded grants to the following

    GERARD MANNION, New College

    DARRYL PHILLIPS, Exeter

    SEBASTIAN REHNMAN, Pembroke

    WILLIAM FORD, Mansfield

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    ANDREW LEVENS TRAVEL BURSARY

    The Bursary has been awarded to JULIA BASSAM, Oriel College.

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    CLUBS COMMITTEE


    Annual Report for 1995

    Annual Report as required under Ch. III, Sect. XXIV, § 1,
    cl. 5 (Statutes, 1995, p. 279)

    The Clubs Committee received a total income of £26,064, which
    included a recurrent grant of £9,355 from central funds and
    £10,438 from the per-caput levy of seventy pence from each
    junior member.

    During the year under review there were 218 clubs and societies and
    thirteen publications registered with the Proctors, catering to a
    wide range of interests on the part of junior members of the
    University.

    The Committee made grants totalling £4,135 and loans amounting
    to £3,800. A total of £4,356 was spent on premises,
    repairs, and maintenance of the Clubs Committee offices at 13
    Bevington Road. The Clubs Committee together with the Senior
    Treasurers' Committee set up a new minibus hire scheme, including a
    minibus driver training programme, which is available to all
    registered clubs, societies, publications, and sports teams. The
    Clubs Committee has contributed £4,425 to the costs of the
    scheme, which aims to provide junior members with a high standard of
    safety when travelling in hired minibuses.

    Junior members continue to form a majority on the Clubs Subcommittee
    and are also well represented on the full Clubs Committee. They take
    an active part in all aspects of Clubs Committee affairs with
    enthusiasm.

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    DISCOUNT ON PERSONAL INSURANCE POLICIES
    AVAILABLE TO STAFF AND MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

    Sun Alliance Connections, the personal insurances division of the
    main insurer of the University, provides discounts for members,
    staff, their families, and pensioners of the University of Oxford.
    The following savings can be achieved:

    Household (buildings and/or contents: 20 per cent;

    Travel (including winter sports): 12.5 per cent;

    Private medical expenses: 10 per cent;

    Private car: 5 per cent.

    The University acts solely as an introducer of business to Sun
    Alliance Connections, receiving no commission or other remuneration,
    with all savings passed on to the subscribing member. For further
    information, a brochure may be obtained from Graham Waite (telephone:
    (2)80307), or Gill Tombs (telephone: (2)70110) at the University
    Offices. To obtain a quotation or receive specific information on the
    covers available, telephone Sun Alliance Connections' Oxford branch
    on Oxford 244501 and ask for either Louise Cox or Delia Cannon.

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    EASTER VACATION ARRANGEMENTS


    University Offices

    The University Offices will close for normal business after work on
    Wednesday, 3 April, and will reopen on Monday, 15 April.

    The Graduate Studies Office will, however, be staffed on Thursday, 11
    April, and Friday, 12 April, to deal with telephone enquiries
    relating to applications for British Academy and ESRC studentships
    (telephone: Oxford (2)70045). The office will not be open for
    personal callers.


    Sheldonian Theatre

    The Sheldonian Theatre will be closed from Thursday, 4 April, to
    Sunday, 14 April, inclusive.


    University Gazette

    The final Gazette of the present term will appear on 21
    March. Publication will resume on 21 April.

    The first Appointments Supplement of next term will appear with the
    Gazette of 25 April.

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    <br /> Oxford University Gazette, 14 March 1996: Lectures<br />

    Lectures


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    INAUGURAL LECTURE


    Harmsworth Professor of American History

    PROFESSOR D.M. KENNEDY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m.
    on Tuesday, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.

    Subject: `Can the United States still afford to be a
    nation of immigrants?'

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    JAMES P.R. LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY
    1996

    In praise of scribes: manuscripts and their makers in
    seventeenth-century England

    DR P. BEAL will deliver the following illustrated lectures at 5 p.m.
    on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the St Cross Building.

    14 May: `In praise of scribes.'

    16 May: ` "It shall not therefore kill itself;
    that is, not bury itself": Donne's Biathanatos
    and its text.'

    21 May: `The character of a London scrivener: the
    "feathery scribe" .'

    23 May: ` "Hoping they shall only come to your
    merciful eyes": Sidney's Letter to the Queen and its
    transmission.'

    28 May: ` "The virtuous Mrs Philips" and
    "that whore Castlemaine": Orinda and her apotheosis,
    1664–8.'

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    CHERWELL-SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 1996

    PROFESSOR U. AMALDI, University of Milan and European Laboratory for
    Particle Physics, CERN, will deliver the Cherwell-Simon Memorial
    Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 24 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the
    Zoology/Psychology Building.

    Subject: `When nothing is something: a history of the
    vacuum.'

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    HALLEY LECTURE 1996

    PROFESSOR D. GOUGH, Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge,
    will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, in the
    Lecture Theatre, the University Museum.

    Subject: `The seismic structure of the sun.'

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    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Symposium: the bacterial chromosome

    This symposium will be held on Friday, 15 March, in Lecture Room 2,
    the Department of Biochemistry.

    The meeting will close with discussion and refreshments at 5 p.m. in
    the Microbiology Unit Seminar Room.

    Further information may be obtained from Professor D.J. Sherratt.

    PROFESSOR W. DONACHIE, ICMB, Edinburgh

    2 p.m.: `The bacterial cell cycle.'

    DR J.-M. LOUARN, CNRS, Toulouse

    3 p.m.: `Nucleoid organisation and resident
    recombination in E.coli.'

    DR M. SHARPE

    4 p.m.: `B.subtilis genes for
    chromosome partition during growth and sporulation.'

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    LITERAE HUMANIORES

    PROFESSOR E. ÖZGEN, Director General of Monuments and Museums,
    Republic of Turkey, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 April, in
    the Institute of Archaeology.

    Convener: J.J. Coulton, MA, Reader in Classical
    Archaeology.

    Subject: `War on the illicit antiquities trade: the
    Turkish contribution.'

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    WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

    A place to die: the geography of mortality in Britain from
    medieval to modern times

    A symposium on this subject will be held at the Wellcome Unit for the
    History of Medicine on Tuesday, 23 April. Further details may be
    obtained from Dr Mary Dobson (telephone: Oxford (2)74608), or Dr
    Philip Schofield (telephone: (2)74610).

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    <br /> Oxford University Gazette, 14 March 1996: Grants and Funding<br />

    Grants and Research Funding


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    ORS AWARDS SCHEME 1996

    The ORS Awards Scheme for Overseas Research Students, established by
    the Department for Education and administered by the Committee of
    Vice-Chancellors and Principals, provides awards for the partial
    remission of tuition fees to overseas postgraduate students
    registered for research degrees at UK academic institutions. The only
    criteria for the awards are outstanding merit and research potential;
    other factors, such as means, nationality, and proposed field will
    not be taken into account by the national ORS Committee. The value of
    each award is the difference between the 1996–7 university
    tuition fee for a UK/EU postgraduate student and the rate chargeable
    to an overseas postgraduate student for his/her particular course of
    study.

    Further information and application material for the 1996 ORS Scheme
    at the University may be obtained from the International Office,
    University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone:
    Oxford (2)70134). The closing date for applications is 29 April.

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    RIKKYO UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS
    1997–8

    Rikkyo University, Tokyo, Japan, is offering between two and four
    fellowships for overseas researchers to carry out joint research with
    members of Rikkyo's faculty or to pursue a specific research project.
    Professors, assistant professors, and lecturers engaged in research
    in the fields of humanities, social sciences, or the natural sciences
    are eligible to apply. Applicants must be under forty-five years of
    age on 1 April 1997. The award is tenable for between three and eight
    months and includes air fares and a maintenance grant of between
    260,000 and 355,000 per month. The closing date for receipt of
    applications is 30 June 1996. Further information and application
    material may be obtained from the International Office, University
    Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70105).

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    ROYAL BANK OF CANADA

    Research Scholarships in Social Studies

    An award, of a value of £1,000, is available to a graduate
    student of the University to enable him/her to undertake research
    outside the United Kingdom in either banking economics, or
    international relations, with special reference to Canada.

    Applications, stating what the candidate would hope to achieve if the
    application were successful, and indicating the candidate's college,
    course, and supervisor, should be sent by 12 April to the
    Administrative Secretary, Social Studies Faculty Centre, George
    Street, Oxford OX1 2RL.

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    UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

    Institute for German Studies in co-operation with the Felix Thyssen
    Stiftung

    Scholarships for doctoral candidates in the field of economics

    Applicants for these scholarships are welcomed from all areas of the
    discipline. The deadline is 31 March. The institute is particularly
    interested in comparative research projects, which investigate
    macro- or microeconomic behaviour in the British and German
    economies, where appropriate in the context of the European
    integration process. Applicants wishing to pursue monetary analysis,
    taxation and labour market issues, industrial or regional economic
    analysis are particularly welcomed, but candidates with plans to work
    on other areas associated with Germany are also encouraged to
    apply.p

    Applicants should have excellent qualifications in economics,
    preferably with both an undergraduate and a master's degree. Training
    in the German language can be provided. The institute, a joint
    initiative of the German Academic Exchange Service and the University
    of Birmingham, was established in 1994. It has its own purpose-
    designed building, a specialist library, and work-stations for
    postgraduate students and offers first-class conditions for research.
    The scholarships of around £8,000 per annum include fees,
    subsistence expenses, and travel budgets.

    For further information contact Dr Jens Hölscher (telephone:
    0121-414 7339, e-mail: j.hoelscher@bham.ac.uk). Application forms can
    be obtained from Miss Jane Parker, Institute for German Studies, the
    University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT (telephone:
    0121-414 7128, fax: 0121-414 7329).

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    <br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 14 March 1996: Examinations and Boards<br />

    Examinations and Boards


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    CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

    TRINITY TERM 1996

    Honour Moderations

    Physics and Philosophy: D.G. ANDREWS, MA, Fellow of
    Lady Margaret Hall (address: Department of Physics, Clarendon
    Laboratory)

    Master of Philosophy

    Sociology: D. GAMBETTA, MA, Fellow of All Souls
    (address: Department of Applied Social Studies)

    Qualifying Examination in Sociology: D. GAMBETTA,
    MA, Fellow of All Souls (address: Department of Applied Social
    Studies)

    Master of Science

    Biology: M.R. SPEIGHT, MA, Fellow of St Anne's
    (address: Department of Zoology)

    Diagnostic Imaging: A.J. MOLYNEUX, MA, Fellow of
    Exeter (address: Department of Radiology, Radcliffe Infirmary)

    Public Policy in Latin America: T.R. THORP, MA,
    Fellow of St Antony's (address: Queen Elizabeth House)

    Sociology: D. GAMBETTA, MA, Fellow of All Souls
    (address: Department of Applied Social Studies)

    Master of Studies

    Philosophy: M.K. DAVIES, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL.,
    Fellow of Corpus Christi

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    CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

    With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in
    regulations made by boards of faculties and the Committee on
    Continuing Education will come into effect on 29 March.


    1 Board of the Faculty of English Language
    and Literature

    (a) Moderations in English Language and Literature

    With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

    1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, from p.
    42, l. 17 to p. 43, l. 37, move to follow new decree for Moderations
    in English Language and Literature.

    2 Ibid., l. 44, delete `*' and the entire
    contents of the footnote.

    (b) Preliminary Examination in English Language and
    Literature

    With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

    In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 88, in ll. 39, 42, and
    44, delete `Honour'.

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    2 Board of the Faculties of English
    Language and Literature and Medieval and Modern Languages

    Preliminary Examination in English and Modern Languages

    With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

    In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 88, in ll. 7, 10, 13,
    16, and 26, delete `Honour'.

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    3 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

    M.St. in Islamic Art and Archaeology (Research Methods and
    Techniques)

    With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

    In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 687, after l. 18
    insert:

    `M.St. in Islamic Art and Archaeology (Research Methods and
    Techniques)

    1. Candidates must satisfy the Board of the Faculty of Oriental
    Studies before admission to the course that they possess the
    necessary qualifications in Arabic or Persian or Ottoman Turkish to
    profit by the course.

    2.Every candidate must follow for at least three terms a course of
    instruction in Islamic Art and Archaeology.

    Candidates will, when
    they enter for the examination, be required to produce from their
    society a certificate that they are following such a course.

    3. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the
    whole examination.

    4. Syllabus

    (a) Attendance. Every candidate must attend such
    lectures, seminars, and classes as his or her supervisor shall
    determine, and must, upon entering the examination, provide evidence
    of his or her attendance to the examiners.

    (b) Bibliographical and/or Historiographical Essay. Every
    candidate must submit an essay of approximately 5,000 words on a
    subject of bibliographical and/or historiographical interest relevant
    to the subject for the proposed D.Phil. or M.Litt. thesis, to be
    approved by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies not later
    than its second meeting in Michaelmas Term.

    (c) Essays on Research Methods and Techniques. Candidates
    will be required to submit an essay of approximately 5,000 words on
    each of two subjects in Islamic Art and Archaeology chosen from the
    following list with the approval of the Board of the Faculty of
    Oriental Studies not later than its second meeting in Michaelmas
    Term.

    1. Archaeology

    2. Architecture

    3. Ceramics

    4. Metalwork

    5. Numismatics

    6. Painting

    7. Textiles

    8. Another subject to be approved by the Board of the Faculty of
    Oriental Studies.

    Two copies of the three essays in (b) and (c)
    above, which must be typewritten or printed, must be sent in a parcel
    bearing the words `Essays for the M.St. in Islamic Art and
    Archaeology (Research Methods and Techniques)' to The Chairman of
    Examiners, c/o Clerk to the Schools, Examination Schools, High
    Street, Oxford, not later than noon on the Monday of ninth week of
    Hilary Term.

    (d) Dissertation. Every candidate must submit a
    dissertation of approximately 10,000 words upon a chosen subject to
    be approved by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies not later
    than its second meeting in Michaelmas Term, which may be an essay on
    a topic relevant to the subject for the proposed D.Phil. or M.Litt.
    thesis, or a disscussion of the historical and archaeological/art
    historical background of the subject on which the student proposes to
    work, or what might become a short section of the thesis.

    Two copies of the dissertation, which must be typewritten or
    printed, must be sent in a parcel bearing the words `Dissertation for
    the M.St. in Islamic Art and Archaeology (Research Methods and
    Techniques)' to The Chairman of Examiners, c/o Clerk to the Schools,
    Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on the
    Monday of sixth week of Hilary Term.

    (e) Approaches and Problems. Candidates will be required
    to sit Paper IV (Approaches and Problems) of the M.St. in Islamic
    Art and Archaeology.'


    4 Committee on Continuing Education and
    Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

    (a) Master of Science in Evidence-based Health Care

    With effect from 1 April 1996 (for first examination in 1998)

    In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 745 after l. 24 insert:

    `Evidence-based Health Care

    1. The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, in consultation
    with the Committee on Continuing Education, shall elect for the
    supervision of the course a standing committee which shall have the
    power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

    2.Except as provided for under (6) below, every candidate must
    follow for at least six and at most twelve terms a part-time course
    of instruction in the theory and practice of evidence-based health
    care.

    3. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in
    the following:

    (a) attendance at the appropriate classroom-based
    courses;

    (b) the following portfolios of written work, each of
    which shall not exceed 4,000 words in length:

    (i) a critical appraisal and analysis based on a minimum
    of three comprehensive literature searches closely related to the
    rest of the candidate's course work;

    (ii) evidence of ability to inculcate in others the principles
    and practice of evidence-based health care in the candidate's
    work-based setting;

    (iii) an account of the implementation and monitoring by the
    candidate of an aspect of health care change;

    (c) an overall appraisal and analysis, which shall not
    exceed 4,000 words, of the work undertaken during modules
    (i)–(iii) of Schedule A;

    (d) three written assignments, one on each of the three
    modules (iv)–(vi) of Schedule A, each assignment not exceeding
    4,000 words;

    (e) two written assignments, one on each of two modules
    chosen from those listed in Schedule B, each assignment not exceeding
    4,000 words;

    (f) a dissertation of not more than 25,000 words
    (including appendices and footnotes but excluding bibliography), on a
    subject selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor
    and approved by the Chairman of the Standing Committee;

    (g) an examination viva voce, unless the candidate shall
    have been individually dispensed by the examiners, on the
    dissertation and on any of the other parts of the examination.

    4. Two typewritten or printed copies of the dissertation must be
    sent not later than 30 September in the year in which the examination
    is taken to the M.Sc. Examiners (Evidence-based Health Care), c/o
    Department for Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1
    2JA. The dissertation must be accompanied by a statement that it is
    the candidate's own work except where otherwise indicated.

    5. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the
    whole examination.

    6. Any candidate who has successfully completed the Postgraduate
    Diploma in Evidence-based Health Care may on admission to the M.Sc.
    be exempted from the requirement to submit, for the examination for
    this degree, the written assignments under
    3(b)–(d) above. Any such candidate may be
    allowed to count not more than three terms completed in the study of
    the Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Health Care towards the
    minimum period of study for the M.Sc., but the actual number of
    terms, if greater than three, completed in the study of the
    postgraduate diploma shall be counted towards the maximum period of
    study for the M.Sc. If any candidate who is successful in the
    examination for the M.Sc. in Evidence-based Health Care has
    previously successfully completed the postgraduate diploma, the M.Sc.
    will subsume his or her postgraduate diploma.

    7. The standing committee shall have the discretion to permit any
    candidate to be exempted from submitting up to two of the written
    assignments under 3(b)–(e) above, not more
    than one of which shall be from each of 3(d) and
    (e), provided that the standing committee is satisfied that
    such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, of an appropriate
    standard, normally at another institution of higher education.

    8. Each candidate may, with the approval of the chairman of the
    standing committee, resubmit one written assignment and one only
    undertaken whilst registered for the M.Sc. if the course leader(s)
    deem that assignment unsatisfactory.

    Schedule A

    (i) The Practice of Evidence-based Health Care.

    (ii) Teaching Evidence-based Health Care.

    (iii) Implementing and Monitoring Change in Health Care.

    (iv) Architecture of Applied Health Research.

    (v) Fundamentals of Biostatistics.

    (vi) Research Protocol Development.

    Schedule B

    (i) Advanced Issues in Clinical Trials.

    (ii) Special Topics in Clinical Trials.

    (iii) Advanced Issues in Overviews.

    (iv) Special Topics in Overviews.

    (v) Advanced Library Sciences.

    (vi) Advanced Statistical Analysis.

    (vii) Health Status Measurement.

    (viii) Community Health Assessment.

    (ix) Economic Appraisal of Health and Health Care.

    (x) Sociological Analysis of Health and Health Care.

    (xi) Health Screening Methodology.

    (xii) Qualitative Methods in Health and Health Care.

    (xiii) International Comparative Health Care.

    (xiv) Practice Skills Development.

    In June and December each year a list of Schedule B modules will
    be published in the University Gazette. Each such list,
    which will have been approved by the Standing Committee for the
    M.Sc., and which will have been a selection from the full set above,
    will contain those Schedule B modules which will be available during
    the following nine months.'

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    (b) Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Health Care

    With effect from 1 April 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

    In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 922 after l. 2 insert:

    `Evidence-based Health Care

    1. Course

    (a) The course will consist of lectures, tutorials,
    seminars, and classes, on the principles and practice of
    evidence-based health care. The course may be taken on a part-time
    basis over a period which shall normally be of two years', and shall
    not exceed three years', duration.

    (b) The course will consist of the six modules listed in
    the Schedule.

    2.Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the
    following:

    (a) attendance at the appropriate classroom-based
    courses;

    (b) the following portfolios of written work, each of
    which shall not exceed 4,000 words in length:

    (i) a critical appraisal and analysis based on a minimum
    of three comprehensive literature searches closely related to the
    candidate's course work;

    (ii) evidence of ability to inculcate in others the principles
    and practice of evidence-based health care in the candidate's
    work-based setting;

    (iii) an account of the implementation and monitoring by the
    candidate of an aspect of health care change;

    (c) an overall appraisal and analysis, which shall not
    exceed 4,000 words, of the work undertaken during modules
    (i)–(iii) in the Schedule;

    (d) three written assignments, one on each of the three
    modules (iv)–(vi) of the Schedule, each assignment not
    exceeding 4,000 words.

    3. Candidates will be expected to attend a viva voce examination
    at the end of the course of studies unless dispensed by the examiners.

    4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the
    Diploma.

    5. Any candidate who has successfully completed the Postgraduate
    Certificate in Evidence-based Health Care may on admission to the
    M.Sc. be exempted from the requirement to submit, for the examination
    for the postgraduate diploma, the written assignments under
    2(b)–(c) above. If any candidate who is
    successful in the examination for the Postgraduate Diploma in
    Evidence-based Health Care has previously successfully completed the
    certificate, the postgraduate diploma will subsume his or her
    certificate.

    6. The Standing Committee for the M.Sc. in Evidence-based Health
    Care shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted
    from submitting up to two of the written assignments under
    2(b)–(d) above, not more than one of which
    shall be from 2(d), provided that the standing committee is
    satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, of
    an appropriate standard, normally at another institution of higher
    education.

    Schedule

    (i) The Practice of Evidence-based Health Care.

    (ii) Teaching Evidence-based Health Care.

    (iii) Implementing and Monitoring Change in Health Care.

    (iv) Architecture of Applied Health Research.

    (v) Fundamentals of Biostatistics.

    (vi) Research Protocol Development.'

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    (c) Postgraduate Certificate in Evidence-based Health
    Care

    With effect from 1 April 1996 (for first examination in 1996)

    In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 921, after l. 19, and
    following the decree establishing Postgraduate Certificates, insert:

    `Evidence-based Health Care

    1. Course

    (a) The course will consist of lectures, tutorials,
    seminars, and classes, on the principles and practice of
    evidence-based health care. The course may be taken on a part-time
    basis over a period which shall normally be of one year's, and shall
    not exceed two years', duration.

    (b) The course will consist of three modules respectively
    entitled `The Practice of Evidence-based Health Care', `Teaching
    Evidence-based Health Care', and `Implementing and Monitoring Change
    in Health Care', each of which will provide a focus for six weeks of
    project work in the students' own health care settings.

    2.Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the
    following:

    (a) attendance at the classroom-based courses;

    (b) the following portfolios of written work, each of
    which shall not exceed 4,000 words in length:

    (i) a critical appraisal and analysis based on a minimum
    of three comprehensive literature searches closely related to the
    rest of the candidate's course work;

    (ii) evidence of ability to inculcate in others the principles
    and practice of evidence-based health care in the candidate's
    work-based setting;

    (iii) an account of the implementation and monitoring by the
    candidate of an aspect of health care change;

    (c) an overall appraisal and analysis, which shall not
    exceed 4,000 words, of the work undertaken during the three modules.
    The portfolios under (b), and the overall appraisal and
    analysis under (c), will be forwarded to the examiners for
    consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall
    notify candidates.

    3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at
    the end of the course of studies.

    4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the
    certificate.

    5. The Standing Committee for the M.Sc. in Evidence-based Health
    Care shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted
    from submitting one and one only of the written assignments under
    2(b)–(c), provided the standing committee is
    satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, of
    an appropriate standard, normally at another institution of higher
    education.'

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    DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LETTERS

    The Board of the Faculty of Modern History has granted leave to G.
    L'E. TURNER, Linacre, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of
    Letters. A list of the evidence submitted by the candidate is
    available at the University Offices.

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    EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF
    PHILOSOPHY

    The examiners appointed by the following faculty boards and
    committees give notice of oral examination of their candidates as
    follows:

    Biological Sciences

    J. WEARING-WILDE, Wolfson: `Reproductive biology of the bark-louse
    Lepinotus patruelis (psocoptera): implications for courtship
    theory'.

    Rewley House, Wednesday, 3 April, 2 p.m.

    Examiners: T.D. Wyatt, G. Parker.

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    Clinical Medicine

    D.J. BEARD, Worcester: `Hamstring contraction latency following
    anterior cruciate ligament rupture, reconstruction, and
    rehabilitation'.

    Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Wednesday, 10 April, 10.30 a.m.

    Examiners: K.R. Mills, F. Heatley.

    R.N. SODERLUND, Nuffield: `Hospital case-mix, costs, and
    productivity in the NHS internal market'.

    Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Friday, 15 March, 2 p.m.

    Examiners: N.R. Hicks, A. McQuire.

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    Mathematical Sciences

    D.A. BURGESS, Linacre: `Parallel computing for unstructured mesh
    algorithms'.

    University Computing Laboratory, Wednesday, 27 March, 2.30 p.m.

    Examiners: A.K. Parrott, M. Berzins.

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    Medieval and Modern Languages

    A.J. GINGER, Exeter: `After Rousseau: the problem of art and nature
    in the Spain of the 1830s and 1840s'.

    Queen's, Friday, 29 March, 2.15 p.m.

    Examiners: O.N.V. Glendinning, J.D. Rutherford.

    Modern History

    R.D.E. EAGLES, Magdalen: `Francophilia and Francophobia in English
    society 1748–83'.

    Lincoln, Wednesday, 1 May, 11 a.m.

    Examiners: J.W. Derry, P. Langford.

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    Physical Sciences

    S. BARLOW, New College: `Studies of oligomeric metallocenes'.

    Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Wednesday, 20 March, 2.15 p.m.

    Examiners: P. Mountford, P.D. Beer.

    A. CLARKE, Wolfson: `Quantitative STM imaging of metal
    surfaces'.

    Department of Materials, Friday, 19 April, 2.15 p.m.

    Examiners: S.P. Tear, A.P. Sutton.

    J.G. GORE, St Catherine's: `The electronic properties of mixed metal
    oxides'.

    Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Friday, 22 March, 11 a.m.

    Examiners: P.P. Edwards, M.J. Rosseinsky.

    N.A. POPHAM, Trinity: `Studies on binuclear ansa metallocene
    transition metal complexes'.

    Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Thursday, 21 March, 2.15 p.m.

    Examiners: V.C. Gibson, P.D. Beer.

    B. WOODCOCK, Trinity: `Laser studies of RF discharges'.

    Department of Engineering Science, Wednesday, 27 March, 2.15 p.m.


    Examiners: P.J. Dobson, N.StJ. Braithwaite.

    Physiological Sciences

    N. SOKOLOVA, St Cross: `The roles of vitamin A in embryonic lung
    development in mice'.

    Department of Human Anatomy, Monday, 18 March, 10 a.m.

    Examiners: J.S.H. Taylor, M. Maden.

    SOCIAL STUDIES

    C. LUPI, Linacre: `Models of non-stationary economic time
    series'.

    Examination Schools, Wednesday, 8 May, 2.30 p.m.

    Examiners: A. Banerjee, S.J. Leybourne.

    A.W. PATTEN, Wolfson: `Hegel's idea of freedom: an interpretation
    and defence'.

    Examination Schools, Friday, 15 March, 11 a.m.

    Examiners: R. Plant, R. Guess.

    Theology

    C.J. POWELL, Harris Manchester: `Pugin's theories'.

    Lady Margaret Hall, Tuesday, 23 April, 2.30 p.m.

    Examiners: A.G. Doig, J. Champ.

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    Committee for Comparative Philology and General Linguistics

    T. MEISSNER, St Hugh's: `S-stem nouns and adjectives in Ancient
    Greek: a study in Greek and Indo-European word formation'.

    Wolfson, Friday, 26 April, 11 a.m.

    Examiners: J.H.W. Penney, D.H. Petersmann.

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    Committee for Management Studies

    G. ROBINS, Templeton: `Banking in a transition economy: East Germany
    after unification'.

    Templeton, Friday, 15 March, 2.30 p.m.

    Examiners: R.F. Knight, J. Samuels.

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    EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF
    SCIENCE

    The examiners appointed by the following faculty board give notice of
    oral examination of their candidate as follows:

    Physical Sciences

    I. WALLACE, St Anne's: The development of Discam, a novel ophthalmic
    camera for diagnosing glaucoma'.

    Department of Engineering Science, Friday, 22 March, 11 a.m.

    Examiners: D.K. Hamilton, N. Phelps-Brown.





    <br /> Oxford University Gazette, 14 March 1996: Colleges<br />

    Colleges, Halls, and Societies


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    OBITUARIES


    All Souls College and New College

    THE RT. HON. LORD JAY (DOUGLAS PATRICK THOMAS JAY), PC, MA, 6 March
    1996; scholar, New College, 1926–9; Fellow, All Souls College,
    1930–7 and 1968–96.

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    Brasenose College

    SIR HILTON POYNTON, GCMG, 24 February 1996; John Watson Scholar
    1923–7, Honorary Fellow 1964. Aged 90.

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    Christ Church

    THE REVD CANON DONALD ROBERT CHASSELS, MA 24 December 1995; commoner
    1957–9. Aged 71.

    CAROLINE MARY FRASER, MA, D.PHIL., 19 January 1996; lecturer
    1990–6. Aged 40.

    ALFRED THOMAS FRIPP, BM, MA, 31 December 1995; commoner
    1919–21. Aged 96.

    LORD GLENDEVON, MA, 18 January 1996; commoner 1931–5. Aged
    83.

    WILLIAM DOUGLAS HINE, MA, 24 March 1995; commoner 1955–61.

    RICHARD HENRY HOBHOUSE, MA, 21 December 1994; exhibitioner
    1946–9.

    CHARLES ANTHONY LADD, 14 January 1996; lecturer 1949–52.

    IAN HENRY PIGE LESCHALLAS, MA, October 1995; commoner
    1925–9.

    SIR (HORACE) ALGERNON (FRASER) RUMBOLD, MA, 23 October 1993;
    scholar 1924–7.

    DENNY BROME WEIGALL, CBE, MA, August 1995; commoner
    1929–33. Aged 94.

    THE VEN. STEPHEN BASIL WINGFIELD DIGBY, MA, 22 January 1996;
    commoner 1929–32. Aged 85.

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    Hertford College

    MICHAEL HAMILTON BLAKE, 30 December 1995; commoner 1949.

    LINDSAY OLIVER JOHN BOYNTON, 12 December 1995; commoner 1952.
    Aged 61.

    MAURICE CHANDLER, CBE, 3 February 1996; scholar 1939. Aged 75.

    GEORGE S. CRAFT, 30 November 1995; Rhodes Scholar 1930.

    ROBERT REID KERR, TD, 19 November 1995; commoner 1933.

    CLAUD RICHARD ROSS, CB, 21 February 1996; scholar 1947, Fellow
    1951–63, Emeritus Fellow.

    JOHN FRANCIS TAYLOR, 9 December 1995; commoner 1956.

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    MEMORIAL MEETING


    Nuffield College

    A Memorial Meeting for HUGH ARMSTRONG CLEGG, student 1947–9,
    Official Fellow 1949–66, Emeritus Fellow 1966–95, will be
    held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 16 March, in the Hall, Nuffield
    College.

    Refreshments will be served in the senior common room after the
    meeting.

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    ELECTIONS


    Oriel College

    To Exhibitions:

    RORY GUY ELLIOTT, formerly of St Paul's School, London

    TIFFANY ANNE SCOTT, formerly of Strode's NAME = "11Ref">College, Egham

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    <br /> Oxford University Gazette, 14 March 1996: Advertisements<br />

    Advertisements


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    How to advertise in the
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    Terms and
    conditions of acceptance of advertisements

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    Essay Competition

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    choir of approx. 25 voices, is looking for a new conductor. This is a
    challenging and enjoyable opportunity to work with an enthusiastic,
    auditioned choir, a unique mix of singers from both town and gown. We
    put on three concerts a year, covering a wide range of music, and
    rehearse one evening per week, at present during term-time only. No
    fee is available, but reasonable expenses could be paid. Send musical
    c.v. and name of referee to Denise Amos Parish, Choir Manager, c/o
    Rights Department, Oxford University Press, marking the envelope
    `private'. Tel. for further details: Oxford 267755 (day), or 712496
    (evening).

    Secretarial/Clerical assistant: Director of Graduate
    Studies Office, Modern History Faculty. Good standard of education
    and secretarial skills required, inc. shorthand and word-processing,
    and good communication skills. Would suit a responsible and
    sympathetic person able to maintain confidentiality and work without
    close supervision, with the flexibility to contribute where
    appropriate to the general work of the faculty. Previous experience
    of working in an academic environment would be an advantage. The post
    is tenable until July 1998 in the first instance, subject to review.
    Hours 40 per cent of full time (31 weeks per annum), salary pro rata
    to scale £8,610–£10,276. Further details from the
    Administrator, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD,
    to whom applications, with a detailed c.v., should be sent by Fri.,
    22 Mar. Applicants should arrange for two referees to supply
    confidential references by the same date. Tel.: Oxford (2)77253.

    Mature Apple Mac amanuensis and secretary sought by
    solicitor/author. Familiarity with Apple Mac 5.1 and tip-top typing
    accuracy essential. Hours by arrangement. Remuneration generous.
    Please write to: Peter Liell, 184 Divinity Road, Oxford OX4 1LR. Fax:
    Oxford 200950.

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    Houses to Let

    Aug.–Dec.: terrace house, east Oxford, c.1 mile
    from city centre; 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, large kitchen/diner,
    garden; friendly neighbourhood; all mod cons. £600 p.c.m. plus
    utilities. Tel.: Oxford 793378 (evenings) or (2)76595 (day).

    North Oxford : 3-bedroom fully-furnished semi-
    detached house; sitting-room, separate dining-room, modern kitchen
    with washing-machine, drier, etc., easy access to city centre,
    available from 1 May (min. 12 months), £600 p.m. Tel.: Oxford
    512012.

    Wheatley, in village, 6½ miles from city
    centre, fully-furnished annexe cottage in listed building; large
    bedroom, living-room with inglenook fireplace, bathroom, kitchenette.
    Prefer single professional person. No smoking or pets. Tel.: Oxford
    873464.

    Osney Island, Oxford: fully furnished, fully
    equipped, 2-bedroom riverside house on tranquil Osney Island, 2
    minutes' walk from railway station; towpath leads to Port Meadow and
    Folly Bridge; city centre 10 minutes' walk; would suit a quiet
    academic or academic couple who seek tranquillity and a village
    atmosphere. Elegant wood-and-glass conservatory leads to tree-
    shrouded garden. £700 p.m. T. Mostyn. Tel.: 0171-229 0517, fax:
    0171-221 4322.

    Semi-detached furnished house in Headington, newly
    decorated, rewired; 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, bathroom, kitchen, small
    garden. Close to central Oxford and the hospitals. Available from
    Apr. £700 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 288147.

    Two-bedroom house in central North Oxford, very
    close to Green College; beautifully furnished and superbly equipped,
    with landscaped garden and off-street parking. This is a real jewel
    of a house. Non-smokers only, please. Available from 1 Oct. for 1
    year. Rent £800 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 511382.

    North Oxford : superb size semi in fashionable road
    available shortly at £795 p.c.m., part furnished. Roomy and well
    presented. Early viewing recommended. To view telephone Premier, or
    call at 207 Cowley Road, Oxford, for detailed information. Tel.:
    Oxford 792299.

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    Very peaceful, rural but accessible (Oxford 20
    minutes) detached pretty 2-bedroom Cotswold stone cottage on ancient
    manor farm; insulation; c.h.; log fire; telephone;
    furnished/unfurnished; garage; garden; tennis; local pub; wonderful
    views and walks. Six months min. Tel.: 01993 822152.

    Charming cottage on edge of village 15 miles
    north-west of Oxford; double bedroom plus spare bedroom/study;
    furnished and equipped to a very high standard; beams, inglenook
    fire; south-facing; very private walled patio garden. Suit caring
    non-smoking couple. Tel.: 01608 684700.

    Well-appointed North Oxford 3/4-bedroom house with
    garden leading to canal available for let from mid-Apr. for 15--18
    months. Spectacular views over the country balance easy access to the
    city via Kingston Road. Furnished or unfurnished lease considered.
    £1,350 p.c.m. J. Noel. Tel.: Oxford 310000 (day) or 58414
    (evenings).

    At Finders Keepers each and every caller receives a
    personal service—fast, experienced, and efficient; for overseas
    applicants we offer a Priority Reservation System to ensure a
    suitable property is ready for arrival—meeting individual needs
    is our speciality. Try us first. Call, write, or e-mail for further
    information. Finders Keepers Ltd., 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE
    (tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 56993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; also
    27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail:
    stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet site:
    http://www.oxlink.co.uk/business/finders.html.

    An Englishman's home is his castle—so the
    saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer
    but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the
    surrounding area we may be able to help. QB management is one of
    Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to
    academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to
    offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Please
    telephone or fax us with details of your requirements and we will do
    whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 64533, fax: 64777.

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    Flats to Let

    Woodstock: fully-furnished ground-floor flat for
    annual rent; hall, kitchen, bathroom, bath and shower, sitting-room,
    double bedroom, private telephone, ample parking, etc. £450
    p.c.m. Available 1 May. Tel.: 01993 811488, or write: Lyon, 1 Brown's
    Lane, Woodstock OX20 1ST.

    Wytham Abbey, Oxford: spacious 3-bedroom apartment
    on 2 floors, part of grade 1 manor house situated 3 miles from city
    centre and set in 3,000 acres of park and woodland. Fully equipped
    and luxuriously appointed. Available July. Tel.: Oxford 247200, fax:
    724762.

    Attractive new well-furnished first-floor flat off
    Abingdon Road, 3¼ miles Carfax; double bedroom, kitchen,
    bathroom, sitting-room with balcony and rural views, attic
    study/spare bedroom. £575 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 510950, e-mail:
    pavelin@aladdin.co.uk.

    Central North Oxford: luxury fully-furnished flat,
    available now. Large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen,
    bathroom; c.h.; off-street parking; large garden. Quiet, civilised
    large family house converted into flats. Ten minutes' walk from city
    centre. Regret no children or pets. Reasonable rent. Tel.: Oxford
    52400.

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    Summer Let

    Live in comfort near the Thames only 5 minutes from
    the city centre: 4-bedroom Victorian house, attractive, modernised;
    bathroom with w.c., bidet and sunken bath, shower-room and w.c.,
    large split-level living-room, well-equipped kitchen, c.h. Price
    negotiable. Available 20 July--4 Sept. Single bedsit available before
    and after these dates. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

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    Accommodation Offered

    Another female non-smoker required for lovely modern
    flat in Wheatley, in nearly new very attractive block of 12 flats; 2
    minutes all bus routes, shops, etc.; all mod. cons.; large lounge,
    patio, garden, south-facing, views over country. £50 p.w. plus
    share bills. Wheatley is well situated for Oxford, on A40/M near
    Junction 8 of M40. Tel.: Oxford 873734 or 875657.

    Bed-and-breakfast available in warm, comfortable
    house in exclusive central North Oxford, within easy walking distance
    of city centre, all main university buildings, parks, river, shops,
    pubs, and restaurants. Every room has tea- and coffee-making
    facilities, microwave, and colour television. Very moderate terms.
    Tel.: Oxford 57879.

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    Accommodation Sought

    Visiting fellow with wife and two children seeks a
    flat in Oxford for 6–8 weeks in July–Aug. Contact Dr Avi
    Shlaim. Tel.: Oxford 56244, or leave message on (2)74660.

    American academic family of four seeks to rent house
    in Oxford for Aug. Oxford references available. A.T. Grafton,
    Department of History, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544.
    Fax: 609 258 5326.

    Swedish academic and family seek a 3–4-bedroom
    furnished family house for a year-long rental starting July or Aug.
    Local contact: Oxford (2)73887 (Dr A. Wathen), or e-mail:
    lina@tdb.uu.se (Lina Hemmingsson).

    Young managing director (American), new to the area,
    looking for comfortable 2-bedroom flat or house in North Oxford,
    Grandpont, Iffley, or outside the city in nice area but within 10
    minutes' drive of Oxford Science Park. Had enough with estate agents,
    believe I am a near-perfect tenant (professional, non-smoker, no
    animals, work long hours, reputable company, age 30, reliable, and
    clean). If you have a place in the £600–£800 range
    (inc.), please call. Also prefer: two personal phone-lines, maid
    cleaning, nice neighbours, access to gym and health food. Tel.:
    Oxford 784411 (day), or 0468 122241 (evening).

    Visiting professor needs housing during month of
    June for family of five. Preferred location: Abingdon, otherwise
    Oxford. Tel.: 01235 520239.

    Two-bedroom well-furnished accommodation required in
    central or North Oxford for visiting academic, Apr.–June.
    Contact the Centre Secretary, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.
    Tel.: Oxford (2)78738, fax: (2)48942 (office hours).

    We'll house-sit while you're on vacation and pay you
    for it! Old member Univ. We've rented for the past 16 summers,
    sometimes from Masters, Vice-Masters. References. My wife's a
    fanatical housekeeper. 1 July–24 Aug. let preferred, but we
    could patch two lets together. Up to £350 p.w. Twenty-mile
    radius of Oxford. Prof. P.C. Stangeby, University of Toronto, 4925
    Dufferin Street, Toronto M3H 5T6. Tel.: 1 416 667 7729; fax: 7799.

    d'Overbroeck's is always looking for more good
    family and self- catering accommodation in North Oxford for A-level
    students. Our academic year runs from Sept. to the end of June and we
    would be particularly interested to hear of any self-contained
    flatlets within family houses which might become available for
    students to share. Rents are paid through the college. If you think
    you can help or would like more information, please telephone. Tel.:
    Oxford 310000.

    If you are thinking of letting your property Finders
    Keepers will be delighted to meet you to discuss your
    requirements—without obligation—and to offer expert advice
    based on over 25 years' experience of the Oxford rental market. Call,
    write, or e-mail for further information. Finders Keepers Ltd., 73
    Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 56993, e-
    mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ
    (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk);
    Internet site: http://www.oxlink.co.uk/business/finders.html.

    Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your
    property? QB Management are one of Oxford's foremost letting agents
    and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and
    professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow
    of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford
    area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply
    need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us.
    Tel.: Oxford 64533, or fax: 64777.

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    Accommodation Exchange

    Law student seeks Oxford accommodation, 23
    June–4 Aug. Will trade house: 3 bedrooms, 3 bath, office, 2
    living areas, sunroom, lovely yards; amenities. Inc. pool, tennis,
    and golf membership. 4315 Woodcrest Lane, Dallas, TX 75206. Tel.: 214
    823 3098, e-mail: ldedman@smu.edu.

    House exchange, Sept. 1996--June 1997: six-room
    suburban home on golf course in Tucson, Arizona (university town)
    with 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, all appliances, use of two cars, for
    non-smoker house in Oxford--Cambridge area with ground-floor bedroom,
    bathroom. Carey Womble, 1403 Via Ronda Oeste, Tucson, AZ 85715, USA.
    Tel.: 520 296 7388.

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    Holiday Lets

    Attractive, secluded Pembrokeshire farmhouse to let,
    5 miles from coast; set in 20 acres of private land with its own
    freshwater lake for swimming and boating. Sleeps 10/12. Two weeks
    remaining in school holidays, 24 Aug.–7 Sept., at £350 p.w.
    Off-season vacancies and rates on request. Tel.: Oxford 56244.

    Port Charlotte, Florida—3-bedroom dream home
    with swimming-pool. Sleeps 6. A paradise to holiday-makers. Rent from
    £395 p.w./£1,400 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 66344.

    South-west France: tranquil roof-terraced luxury
    apartment within tiny walled hill-top medieval village; 2 double
    bedrooms, excellent bathroom and kitchen; 30-ft south-facing roof
    terrace, half shaded, high above rural valley and completely private.
    Mrs C. Laird. Tel./fax: 00 33 53.70.46.80.

    Portugal: Obidos. Attractive self-contained
    house/apartment in lovely, quiet, unspoilt rural area 90 kms north of
    Lisbon overlooking lagoon and 2 miles from sea; ideal for
    bird-watching, walking, horse- riding. Rent c.£50
    per person per week. Tel.: 00 351 62 979534, or 0171-352 3144.

    Provence holiday/sabbatical lets. Luxury 3-bedroom
    apartment on two floors in 17th-c. château; spectacular views
    to the Gorge du Verdon; swimming-pool, tennis, boules; lake for
    sailing, wind-surfing, etc., close by; unspoilt area, wonderful
    walking country. Priced for 2--6. Long or short lets. Available year
    round---great place for winter sunshine with open fire/c.h. too.
    Tel.: 01608 684700.


    House for sale or to let

    An extended 3-bedroom semi-detached house in
    Marston, close to all amenities, school, bus-stop, shops; within easy
    reach of colleges through University Parks; c.h., part d.g.; 3
    bedrooms/study, garage, garden. Reduced to £79,250 o.n.o. for
    quick sale. Would also consider short-term rental if tenant agrees to
    viewing for prospective buyers. Rent negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 66344.

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    Retirement flats for sale

    Finding cooking and housekeeping tiresome? For a
    person over retirement age £30,000 will purchase a single-
    bedroom service flat in a purpose-built block with 24-hour warden
    cover in Summertown area of Oxford. Contact R.A. Birchall, 20
    Plantation Road, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 310091.

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    <br /> Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 15 March<br /> - 18 April

    Diary


    Contents of this section:

    Academic Staff Seminars: places
    should be booked in advance through the Staff Development Office,
    University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70086).

    For the full list of courses, see the HREF="../../supps/3_4373.htm">Staff Development Programme
    supplement.

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    Friday 15 March

    CONFERENCE---Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary
    France: `Les trois France', Maison Française.

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Great Collectors: Joan Evans and
    Anne Clifford, collectors of jewellery', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50.
    Tel.
    for bookings: (2)78015.)

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    Saturday 16 March

    MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `Qui se souvient de guerre du
    Golfe?'
    (continues on Sunday).

    SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `Plants for
    people'—tour of the Botanic Gardens, 10 a.m. (tel. L. Allen:
    (2)76920)

    SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `The year of
    Marconi'—talk on the early days of radio, Museum of the History
    of Science, 2.30 p.m. (tel. W. Hackmann: (2)77282).

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    Sunday 17 March

    SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `Crystals'
    (display), and the Oxford Mineral and Fossil Show, University Museum
    and Exeter Hall, Kidlington, 12 noon (tel. K. Andrews-Speed:
    (2)72965).

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    Monday 18 March

    ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `The structure of the University', 9.30
    a.m. (see information above).

    SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `The culture
    of science'—a talk by Dr Richard Dawkins, University Museum,
    12.30 p.m. (tel. Ms W. Fuggles: (2)78113).

    SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `Molecules and
    materials—from atom to appliance' (talk and demonstration),
    Department of Materials, 2 p.m. (tel. Dr C. Viney: (2)73700).

    SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `The magic
    kingdom of chemistry'—experiments for children (2 p.m.),
    laboratory open hour (4 p.m.), `Bangs and rainbows', a demonstration
    lecture by Dr R. Egdell and S. Heyes, 8 p.m.—all at the
    Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (tel. Ms S. Swift: (2)72600).

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    Tuesday 19 March

    SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `Science in the
    real world'—talks, demonstrations, and tours for children,
    Engineering Science Department, 10.30 a.m. (tel. S. Rainger:
    (2)73012).

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Tudor treasures', 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
    £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

    CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

    SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `Lasers to
    quasars'—hands-on activities and demonstrations, Nuclear and
    Astrophysics Laboratory, 5 p.m. (tel. K. Chamberlain: (2)72371).

    R. CHARTRIER: `From codex to screen: the trajectories of the
    written word' (lecture), Old Library, All Souls, 5.15 p.m.

    SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `100 years of
    alpha particles'—talk by Dr Bill Rae, Nuclear and Astrophysics
    Laboratory, 7.15 p.m. (tel. K. Chamberlain: (2)72371).

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    Wednesday 20 March

    SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `Is human
    rationality an illusion?'—talk by Dr N. Chater, University
    Museum, 6 p.m. (tel. Ms K. Lattimore: (2)71410).

    SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `The social
    brain'—talk and demonstration by Dr N. Emler, University Museum,
    7 p.m. (tel. Ms K. Lattimore: (2)71410).

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    Thursday 21 March

    GREN LUCAS: `Conservation in botanic gardens' (Botanic Garden
    375th anniversary lectures: `A retrospective look at the future'),
    Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8 p.m. (admission £6;
    tel.
    for tickets: (2)76920).

    CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY exhibition opens: `Patronage in the
    sixteenth century'---Old Master drawings (until 3 June).

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    Friday 22 March

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Eighteenth-century painting', 1.15
    p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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    Saturday 23 March

    CONFERENCE---Oxford Centre for Durkheimian Studies: `Le malaise
    social: la fin de siècle et Emile Durkheim', Maison
    Française.

    SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week):
    `Bodyworks'—talks, displays, and tours, Biochemistry Department,
    1 p.m. (tel. Ms V. Collins: (2)75274).

    SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `All creatures
    great and small (do we really need them all)?'—talk with hands-
    on activities, University Museum, 2 p.m. (tel. K. Andrews-Speed:
    (2)72965).

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    Sunday 24 March

    SET 96 (Science, Engineering, and Technology Week): `Time
    travel—geology for beginners', all-day tour of Cotswolds and
    Welsh Borders, starting from University Museum (tel. K. Andrews-
    Speed: (2)72965).

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    Monday 25 March

    HILARY TERM ends.

    UNIVERSITY MUSEUM exhibition opens: `The Living Sea'---photographs
    of life in the sea by Linda Pitkin (until 13 May).

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    Tuesday 26 March

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Sixteenth-century drawings'
    (related to special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel.
    for
    bookings: (2)78015.)

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    Friday 29 March

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Spring in the Ashmolean', 1.15
    p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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    Monday 1 April

    CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY closed (reopens 8 April).

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    Tuesday 2 April

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An Easter tour of the Ashmolean',
    1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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    Thursday 4 April

    UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (reopen 15 April).

    SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 15 April).

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    Friday 5 April

    BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 9 April).

    ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 9 April).

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 2 p.m. on Easter Monday, 8
    April).

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    Tuesday 9 April

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass through the ages', 1.15 p.m.
    (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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    Thursday 11 April

    ANNA LEWINGTON: `Plants for people' (Botanic Garden 375th
    anniversary lectures: `A retrospective look at the future'), Garden
    Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8 p.m. (admission £6; tel. for
    tickets: (2)76920).

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    Friday 12 April

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Nineteenth-century paintings', 1.15
    p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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    Tuesday 16 April

    ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Lecturing skills---practice', 9.30 a.m.
    and 2 p.m. (see information above).

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Pre-Raphaelite painting', 1.15
    p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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    Wednesday 17 April

    ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Lecturing skills---practice', 9.30 a.m.
    (see information above).

    W. HACKMANN: `Alchemy through art' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers
    Museum lecture), Lecture Room, Pitt Rivers Research Centre, 5 p.m.

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    Thursday 18 April

    ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Information overload---beat the bumph',
    9.15 a.m. (see information above).

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