14 December 1995



<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 14 December 1995: University Acts<br />

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL


1 Decree

Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 29
December.


Explanatory note to Decree (1)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Social
Studies Board and with the concurrence of the General Board,
authorises the University to accept the sole trusteeship of the
Oxford Project for Peace Studies, to be managed by the Committee for
the Cyril Foster and Related Funds.

Decree (1)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1995, p. 634), insert
§ 257:

`§ 257. Oxford Project for Peace Studies

1. Upon the kind invitation of the retiring trustees, the
University consents to be and act as sole trustee of the charitable
trust deed of 21 December 1982 of the Oxford Project for Peace
Studies in place of the retiring trustees, who upon their retirement
are discharged from the trusts of the charitable trust deed.

2. The Committee for the Cyril Foster and Related Funds shall be
the board of management of the trust funds associated with the Oxford
Project for Peace Studies and shall apply the trust funds in
accordance with the charitable trust deed.

3. Council shall have power from time to time to alter this
decree provided that the purposes of the trust funds, as stated in
the charitable trust deed, shall always be kept in view.'


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:

NIKOLAOS GONIS, D.PHIL., St John's College

NURIA MARTI GIRBAU, Taylor Institution

CHARLES DAVID PAGE, Wolfson College

ELEANOR ROBSON, Wolfson College

CHRISTOPHER JOHN SCOTCHER, Department of Engineering Science

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Gonis, N., MA status, D.Phil., St John's

Kirwan, J.P.A., MA, Greyfriars

Marti Girbau, N., MA status, Taylor Institution

Page, C.D., MA status, Wolfson

Robson, E., MA status, Wolfson

Scotcher, C.J., MA status, Department of Engineering Science





<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 14 December 1995: University Agenda<br />

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CONGREGATION 18 December


Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at
noon on 18 December, unless by that time the Registrar has received
notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation under the
provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995,
p. 13) that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of
Congregation.

Text of Special Resolution

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

MAUREEN ELIZABETH TAYLOR, MA status, Exeter College

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 14 December 1995: Notices<br />

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    RECOGNITION OF DISTINCTION


    Composition of the Distinctions Committee of
    the General Board

    Appointments to the Distinctions Committee have now been completed,
    and the full membership is as follows:

    
                                                    Until
    
    Vice-Chancellor (ex offico)
    Chairman of the General Board (ex officio)
    Professor M.M. Bowie, FBA                             MT 1996
    Sir Keith Thomas, PBA (President, 
       Corpus Christi College)                            MT 1996
    Professor Sir David Weatherall, FRS                   MT 1996
    Professor J.M. Brady, F.Eng.                          MT 1997
    Professor T. Smiley, FBA                              MT 1997
    Professor J.T. Stuart, FRS                            MT 1997
    Dr A.B. Atkinson, FBA (Warden, Nuffield College)      MT 1998
    Professor M.A. Boden, FBA                             MT 1998
    Professor A.E. Morpurgo Davies, FBA                   MT 1998
    Professor R.A. Cowley, FRS                            MT 1999
    Professor A.M. Hudson, FBA                            MT 1999
    Professor G.K. Radda, FRS                             MT 1999
    

    It will be the first task of this committee to make decisions on the
    new applications for the conferment of the title of reader or
    professor under the new scheme for the recognition of distinction.

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    CHARLES OLDHAM SCHOLARSHIPS IN CLASSICAL
    STUDIES 1995

    A Scholarship has been awarded to JAMES PENNEFEATHER, Christ Church.


    PAVRY AND WINCHESTER THESIS PRIZES 1995

    The Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Prize has been awarded to MS
    NAOKO SHIMAZU, Magdalen College.

    The Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize will not be awarded
    this year.


    BODEN PRIZE 1995

    The Prize, for proficiency in the Sanskrit Language and Literature,
    has been awarded to MS K. THOMPSON, Manchester.

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    JOHN LOCKE PRIZE IN MENTAL PHILOSOPHY


    Amended notice

    An examination for this prize will be held at the Examination Schools
    on Tuesday, 5 November 1996, beginning at 9.30 a.m.

    The value of the prize will be £500. The examiners have power to
    award the sum of at least £200 to the proxime accessit
    if, and
    only if, they would have judged him or her worthy of the prize had
    there not been a better candidate.

    The examination will be open to members of the University who either:

    (a) have passed all the examinations requisite for the
    Degree of Bachelor of Arts of the University, provided that they may
    not take the examinations later than the tenth term from that in
    which they completed the said examinations; or

    (b) are working for, or have obtained, postgraduate
    degrees of the University, but are not included under (a),
    except that they may not take the examination later than the tenth
    term from their matriculation.

    The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person.

    The following papers will be set:

    1 Philosophical questions, including questions in
    logic, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy
    of psychology.

    2 Essay.

    Candidates must send in their names by letter to the Head Clerk,
    University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before
    Monday, 28 October 1996.

    Note: this notice replaces that given in the Scholarships
    and Prizes Supplement (Supplement (1) to No. 4375, 9 October 1995),
    p. 160.

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    UNIVERSITY APPOINTMENTS


    Queen Elizabeth House

    Departmental Lecturership: anthropology and development

    Queen Elizabeth House wishes to appoint a departmental lecturer to
    assist with the teaching of the foundation course in Anthropology and
    Development in the M.Phil. in Development Studies for the period
    April 1996 to September 1997.

    Applicants should have a doctorate in social anthropology or the
    sociology of development. Research interest in gender, previous
    teaching experience, and experience of development agencies in a
    field context would be advantageous.

    The post will be on the University's departmental lecturers' scale,
    £14,317–£18,294 per annum.

    Applications, including a full curriculum vitae and the
    names of two referees, should be sent to the Administrator, Queen
    Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 2LA (telephone: Oxford
    (2)73599), from whom further particulars may be obtained. The closing
    date for applications is 15 January.

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    Latin American Centre

    Appointment of part-time Administrator

    A vacancy exists for a part-time (18½ hours per week)
    Administrator to work in the Latin American Centre, which is the
    University's main centre for graduate teaching and research in field
    of Latin American studies. The post will be for two years in the
    first instance. The postholder will be responsible to the Director of
    the centre for the day-to-day administration of the department, and
    will act as line manager to the centre's secretary.

    This is a very responsible job, requiring high standards of
    administrative competence, and the ability of the postholder to act
    on his/her own initiative and to take responsible decisions. A good
    working knowledge of Spanish is highly desirable. Knowledge of the
    University and its procedures would be valuable. There will be some
    flexibility as to the hours worked between term-time and vacation.

    The salary will be on the scale £13,770–£16,410 (pro
    rata).

    Applications, together with a full curriculum vitae and
    the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the
    Secretary, the Latin American Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2
    6JF, by 1 January.


    Appointment of Junior Research Officer

    The Latin American Centre in association with St Antony's College
    wishes to appoint a Junior Research Officer, starting immediately,
    for twenty-one months, to join a project on the twentieth-century
    economic history of Latin America. An economist with an interest in
    history and fluency in Spanish is sought. A second appointment will
    be made starting August 1996 for twelve months. The salary will be on
    the Oxford Junior Research Officer scale.

    Applications, including a detailed curriculum vitae and the names and
    addresses of two referees, should be sent to the Secretary, the Latin
    American Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF, by Friday, 5
    January.

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    Modern History Board

    Appointment of Secretary to the Director of Graduate Studies

    Applications are invited for this responsible, interesting, and
    varied secretarial post, which involves assisting the Director of
    Graduate Studies with the administration of graduate services in the
    Modern History Faculty and providing secretarial support. The work
    requires strong communication and organisational skills, the ability
    to grasp complex procedures, to work under pressure, and to relate to
    a wide range of people, and a high degree of confidentiality and
    initiative, coupled with discretion. A good standard of education and
    secretarial skills (including audio and word-processing) and relevant
    work experience are required.

    The post will be for three years in the first instance, subject to
    review.

    Further details may be obtained from the Administrator, Modern
    History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD (telephone: Oxford
    (2)77253), to whom applications, with a detailed curriculum
    vitae
    , should be sent by Monday, 8 January. Applicants should
    arrange for two referees to supply confidential references by the
    same date.

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    ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY TEACHERS

    The Association of University Teachers is both a professional
    association and a trade union, committed to the advancement of
    university education and research. At the national level, the AUT is
    the recognised union for academic and academic-related staff. Besides
    its concern for more general questions of university education and
    research, the AUT negotiates salary levels and conditions of
    employment with the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals.

    The Oxford branch of the AUT is open for membership to
    university and college employees, whether academic or
    academic-related. It has over 900 members. It is the official body
    with which the University discusses priorities and problems bearing
    on education and research, and negotiates solutions to them.
    Discussions between the Oxford AUT and university officers occur
    formally once per term at a meeting of a Joint Consultative
    Committee, but there are many other informal meetings to discuss
    particular problems, including those affecting the conditions of
    employment of academic and academic-related staff, such as the
    `waiver clause' for those employed on contract grants. The local AUT
    also provides confidential advice on problems relating to terms and
    conditions of employment.

    Application for membership and other enquiries can be made to
    Mrs Anne Hendry, Administrative Secretary, Oxford AUT, New Barnett
    House, 28 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HY (telephone and fax:
    (2)70418, e-mail: aut@vax.ox.ac.uk) (9.30 a.m.--3 p.m.,
    Monday--Friday).

    Enquiries may also be directed to the following: Kit Bailey
    (Honorary Secretary), Department of Plant Sciences (telephone:
    (2)75090); Denis O'Driscoll, Department of Biochemistry (telephone:
    (2)75260); Arthur Marsh (Personal Cases), St Edmund Hall (telephone:
    (2)74170).

    General meetings of the Oxford AUT take place on Tuesday of
    third week in each term. The Hilary Term meeting will be held at 1
    p.m. on Tuesday, 30 January, in Blackhall, Queen Elizabeth House, 21
    St Giles'.

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