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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 25 November 1999: University Acts<br />

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CONGREGATION 22 November


Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions
of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1997, p. 15), the
following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 22
November.

Text of Special Resolution

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

LUCIO SARNO, University College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 22 November


1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 10
December.

List of the decrees:


Decree (1): Membership of Convocation

Explanatory note to Decree (1)

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor will
declare carried, without holding the meeting of Congregation on 30
November, the Statute concerning the membership of Convocation which
was promulgated on 16 November (see `University Agenda').
Council has accordingly made the following decree, which gives effect
to consequential changes.

Text of Decree (1)

[See decree annexed to Statute from "../281099/agen.htm">Gazette, 28 October.]

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Decree (2): Merger of the Nuffield
Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Cellular Science with the
Nuffield Department of Pathology and Bacteriology

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Clinical
Medicine Board and with the concurrence of the General Board,
provides for the merger of the Nuffield Department of Clinical
Biochemistry and Cellular Science with the Nuffield Department of
Pathology and Bacteriology, and for the name of the new department to
be the Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. The
decree also provides for the removal of the existing departments from
the list of those assigned to particular professors.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. b, cl. 10,
concerning the assignment of university clinical departments
(Statutes, 1997, p. 390, as
amended by Decree (3) of 26 June 1998 and renumbered by Decree (1) of
13 May 1999, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 1410, Vol. 129, p.
1208), delete:

`Nuffield Department of Clinical        Professor of Clinical 
Biochemistry and Cellular Science       Biochemistry'

and


`Nuffield Department of Pathology              Professor of Morbid
and Bacteriology                               Anatomy'.

2 Ibid., Sect. V, § 1, cl. 1, concerning
academic posts in clinical departments (p. 528, as amended by the
former decree), and in Ch. XI, Sect. X, APPENDIX, concerning the Code
of Practice relating to Harassment (p. 797, as amended by the same
decree), in each case delete:

`Nuffield Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Cellular Science'

and substitute:

`Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences'.

3 Ibid., in each case delete `Nuffield
Department of Pathology and Bacteriology'.

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Decree (3): Professorship of French Literature

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Modern
Languages Board and with the concurrence of the General Board and of
Lady Margaret Hall, reconstitutes the electoral board for the
Professorship of French Literature to include an additional appointee
each of the General Board and the faculty board. This enlargement, in
line with the recommendations of the Working Party on Statutory
Posts, gives the opportunity to broaden representation and to
increase external membership.

Text of Decree (3)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 82, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997,
p. 433), delete items (5)–(7) and substitute:

`(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;

(7)–(9) three persons elected by the Board of the Faculty of
Medieval and Modern Languages.'

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Decree (4): Establishment of Martin Harrison
Memorial Fellowship Fund

Explanatory note

Mrs E. Harrison has offered to the University a generous gift of
£20,000 to establish a fellowship fund in memory of her late
husband Professor Martin Harrison, Professor of the Archaeology of
the Roman Empire until 1991. The purpose of the fund will be to
provide fellowships to assist Turkish archaeologists working in any
area of the archaeology of Anatolia, from Prehistory to the Ottoman
Period, to visit the United Kingdom and Oxford in connection with
their research work. The following decree, made on the recommendation
of the faculty board and the Committee for Archaeology and with the
concurrence of the General Board, establishes the fund accordingly.

Text of Decree (4)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1997, p. 652), insert
§ 145 as follows and renumber existing §§ 145–63
(pp. 652–60, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 25 September 1997
and Decree (5) of 25 June 1999, Gazette, Vol. 128, p. 4,
Vol. 129, p. 1430) as §§ 146–64:

`§ 145. Harrison Memorial Fellowship Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude the gift of £20,000
from Mrs E. Harrison in memory of Professor Martin Harrison, and any
further sums which may be contributed for the same purpose, to
establish a fund, to be known as the Martin Harrison Memorial
Fellowship Fund. The fund shall be used to provide fellowships to
assist Turkish archaeologists working in any area of the archaeology
of Anatolia, from Prehistory to the Ottoman Period, to visit the
United Kingdom and Oxford in connection with their research work.
Beneficiaries of the fund shall be known as Martin Harrison Memorial
Fellows.

2. A committee of five members representative of a broad range of
Anatolian archaeology shall be appointed jointly by the Board of the
Faculty of Literae Humaniores and the Committee for Archaeology to
oversee the administration of the fellowships.

3. The fellows shall be chosen annually by the committee with the
assistance of the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara or other
appropriate bodies.

4. The fellowships shall be open to junior archaeologists from
Turkey who are unable to take advantage of opportunities for travel
that are available to senior scholars, and shall normally be awarded
for visits lasting between four and thirteen weeks. Preference may be
given to Turkish archaeologists working on British-funded projects in
Turkey.

5. The fellowships shall be tenable at St Hugh's College, which
shall provide accommodation for the fellows, and of the Middle Common
Room of which the fellows shall be members.

6. The committee shall appoint an appropriate academic host in
Oxford for each fellow, and the fellows shall be attached to the
university body most appropriate to their field of research, normally
the Faculty of Literae Humaniores, the Committee for Archaeology, the
Committee for Byzantine Studies, or the Faculty of Oriental Studies,
as shall be determined by the committee in each case.

7. Each fellow shall receive a grant of up to £1,500 per
annum at December 1999 prices, index-linked, as shall be determined
by the committee in each case. For this purpose the income of the
fund shall be supplemented from capital if necessary. The grants
shall normally be used for living expenses and other associated costs
of the visit.

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

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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. V, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997,
p. 367) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified
for membership of Congregation:

HILDA GILLIAN ALLEN, Churchill Hospital

SAMUEL GREGOR DOUGLAS, University Offices

ALISON SARAH FELL, Queen's College

DENIS PHILIP MINNS, D.PHIL., Blackfriars

FRANK LORENZ MULLER, University College

CAROL ANN SMITH, Regent's Park College

AUDRIUS PAULIUS ZAKARAUSKAS, Merton College

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Allen, H.G., MA status, Churchill Hospital

Beaumont, M.H., MA, Keble

Douglas, S.G., MA status, University Offices

Fell, A.S., MA status, Queen's

Giles, K., MA, D.Phil., University

Minns, D.P., MA status, D.Phil., Blackfriars

Muller, F.L., MA status, University

Sarno, L., MA, University

Smith, C.A., MA status, Regent's Park

Watson, T.D., MA, Magdalen

Zakarauskas, A.P., MA status, Merton

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4 Appointment of Auditors

Auditors of the Press Accounts for the year ending 31 March 2000:
DELOITTE &AMP; TOUCHE

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 25 November 1999: University Agenda<br />

University Agenda


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CONGREGATION 14 December 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of
any intention to vote against the preambles of the following
statutes, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be
given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 6 December
(see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the
end of `University Agenda').

Statute (1): Composition of the new Council of the University

Explanatory note

On 29 June 1999 Congregation approved the proposed statute
establishing the main new governance structures of the University,
including the new Council of the University which will replace the
present Hebdomadal Council (Gazette, Vol. 129, pp. 1323,
1482). Some of the clauses of that statute, among them being those
governing the composition of the new Council, are still subject to
approval by Her Majesty in Council, and the relevant clauses have
therefore been forwarded to the Privy Council Office.

In accordance with the principles enunciated in recommendations 5
and 16 of the Commission of Inquiry, which favoured simplification of
the University's existing legislation, the statute would have
transferred the provisions governing the composition of the new
Council from `Queen-in-Council' to `non- Queen-in-Council' status.

As the Secretary of State for Education and Employment is the
Privy Counsellor primarily concerned with university legislation, the
statute has been sent by the Privy Council Office to the DfEE for
comment, and the department has pointed out that the normal
arrangement is for both the role and the composition of a
university's governing body to be laid down in the university's
charter and statutes, which may be changed only with the consent of
the Privy Council. It has therefore expressed concern `that this
somewhat unusual proposal might signal a potentially undesirable
precedent to other higher education institutions. In essence ... such
a situation goes against the proposal in the Dearing Report
[recommendation 54] ... that the identity of institutions' governing
bodies should be clear and undisputed.'

Council, when promoting the proposed statute in Trinity Term, was
unaware of this potential concern, and, having now been advised of
the normal arrangements for other British higher education
institutions, and notwithstanding the differences between
Congregation in Oxford and Courts in other universities does not wish
to press for the transfer of the provisions governing Oxford's new
Council to `non-Queen-in-Council' status. It accordingly promotes the
following statute to reverse that proposed transfer.

At the same time, opportunity is taken to amend two references to
general resolutions of Congregation in Tit. IV, Sect. I
(Statutes, 1997, p. 33) which were overlooked in the
drafting of the provisions in the earlier statute which removed the
present distinction between general and special resolutions.

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the statute
establishing the new governance structures for the University which
was approved by Congregation on 29 June 1999, subject to the approval
of Her Majesty in Council, so as to retain the `Queen-in-Council'
status of the provisions governing the composition of Council, and
also to make two consequential amendments which were overlooked in
the earlier statute, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in 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.

1 In the Statute approved by Congregation on 29
June 1999, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council
(Gazette, Vol. 129, p. 1323), delete cl. 11.

2 Ibid., cl. 34 (p. 1327), delete
`34 In Tit. IV ... new Sect. II', substitute the
following, and transfer the clause to follow cl. 10 of the same
statute:

`11 Ibid., delete Sect. II, concerning the
composition of Council (p. 34), and substitute'.

3 Ibid., below the title of the new Sect. II
insert:

`(This Section is a `Queen-in-Council' Statute—see
Title XV, Section VII.
)'

4 Ibid., delete cl. 54 (p. 1329).

5 In Tit. IV, Sect. I, cll. 2 and 3 (twice),
concerning the functions and powers of Council
(Statutes, 1997, p. 33), in each case delete `general
resolution' and substitute `resolution'.

6 This statute shall be effective from the date
of effect of the Statute approved by Congregation on 29 June 1999,
subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council.

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Statute (2): University Intellectual Property Policy

Explanatory note

Council has agreed, on the recommendation of the Technology Transfer
Advisory Group and after extensive consultation, that changes should
be made to the statute and decree encompassing the University's
Intellectual Property Policy. Legislation to make the agreed changes
will take effect from 1 January 2000.

The existing legislation, which was passed in 1995, provides that
the University's policy on intellectual property should apply: (i) to
students and other researchers who are not employees of the
University and were either admitted or began their research on or
after 1 July 1995; and (ii) to employees whose contracts of
employment were accepted on or after 1 July 1995 (with special
exceptions covering those appointed after an initial period of
office). Although this policy would appear to be straightforward, the
Technology Transfer Advisory Group has concluded that from the point
of view of the individuals of research sponsors and of institutions,
a policy which applies equally to all members of staff and students,
regardless of length of service or date of admission, would be
preferable for a number of reasons.

Such a policy will complement the University's commitment to equality
in its practices of employment and admission. External funding
agencies will have a clear basis on which to fund research and to
negotiate the exploitation of intellectual property rights. The
position for the individual researcher will be significantly more
favourable under the new legislation as the bands for revenue sharing
are changed so that, for example, where the first threshold of
royalties is concerned (90 per cent of which is made over to the
researcher(s)), the figure is increased from £30K to £50K.
The bands have also changed proportionately to the benefit of the
researcher where the responsibility for exploitation is given to
Isis. The new policy also provides for a reverter to researchers if
the University opts not to pursue, or gives up, exploitation.

Individual members' research may also benefit significantly through
the University's procedures for allocating the proceeds of sale of
equity in spin-off companies, and the researchers themselves benefit
by taking the whole of the proceeds of selling their own shares.
Furthermore, the University's mechanisms for the commercial
exploitation of research have been reinforced through its recent
investment in Isis Innovation.

The opportunity has been taken to make some further changes in
the policy. In particular, the coverage of the policy has been
extended to include additional forms of intellectual property, such
as `courseware' (or electronic course materials) commissioned by
University departments or generated with departmental funds (see the
new Tit. X, Sect. IV, cl. 1 and Tit. XV, Sect. VI, cl. 1).

The new legislation provides clarification on income earned
through spin-off companies and on the negotiation of shareholdings
(see the new Ch. VIII, Sect. XI, cl. 6). The policy on the
distribution of research milestone payments has also been amended to
permit the General Revenue Account (formerly the General Fund) a
share of net revenue; hitherto the policy has not distinguished
between research milestone and royalty revenue (see the new Ch. VIII,
Sect. XI, cl. 7 (a)).

The wording in the existing policy has been amended to indicate
clearly how the funds will be shared in the event that royalty income
exceeds the upper limit of the top threshold.

The position of colleges vis à vis intellectual property
created with the use of University facilities has also been clarified
(see the new Ch. VIII, Sect. XI, cl. 11).

The new wording which has been introduced into the old
legislation is indicated below by underlining.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to revise the University's
Intellectual Property Policy, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. X (Statutes, 1997, p. 78),
delete Sect. IV and substitute:

`Section IV. Of Intellectual Property

1. Subject to clause 2 below and to the provisions of the Patents
Act 1977, and unless otherwise agreed in writing between the person
concerned and the University, the University claims ownership of the
following forms of intellectual property; in the case of
(c), (d), (e), and (f) (and
(g) as it relates to (c)–(f))
the
claims are to intellectual property devised, made, or created by
staff in the course of their employment by the University, and by
persons engaged by the University under contracts for services:

(a) works generated by computer hardware or software
owned or operated by the University;

(b) films, videos, multimedia works, typographical
arrangements, and other works created
with the aid of university
facilities;

(c) patentable and non-patentable inventions;

(d) registered and unregistered designs, plant
varieties,
and topographies;

(e) university-commissioned works not within
(a), (b), (c), or (d);

(f) databases, computer software, firmware,
courseware, and related material not within (a),
(b), (c), (d), or (e), but
only if they may reasonably be considered to possess commercial
potential; and

(g) know-how and information associated with the
above.

2. Notwithstanding clause 1 above, the University will not
assert any claim to the ownership of copyright in:

(a) artistic works, books, articles, plays,
lyrics, scores,
or lectures, apart from those specifically
commissioned by the University;

(b) audio or visual aids to the giving of
lectures
; or

(c) computer-related works other than those specified in
clause 1 above.

3. "Commissioned works" for the purpose of clauses 1 and
2 above are works which the University has specifically employed
or requested
the person concerned to produce, whether in return
for special payment or not. However, save as separately agreed
between the University Press and the person concerned, works
commissioned by the University Press in the course of its publishing
business shall not be regarded as "works commissioned by the
University".

4. This section shall take effect on 1 January 2000, and shall
apply:

(a) to all intellectual property devised, made, or
created on or after 1 January 2000; and

(b) to all intellectual property devised, made, or
created before 1 January 2000 and not the subject on that date of any
legally binding agreement which governs or restricts its
exploitation.

5. The policy set out above shall be administered in accordance
with procedures which shall be determined from time to time by
Council by decree."

2 In Tit. XV (p. 116, as renumbered by Statute
(2) approved by Congregation on 29 June 1999, Gazette,
Vol. 129, pp. 1433, 1482), delete Sect. VI and substitute:

`Section VI. Of Intellectual Property generated by Students

1. Subject to clause 2 below and to the provisions of the Patents
Act 1977, and unless otherwise agreed in writing between the student
concerned and the University, the University claims ownership of the
following forms of intellectual property; in the case of
(c), (d), (e), and (f) (and
(g) as it relates to (c)–(f))
the
claims are to intellectual property devised, made, or created
by students in the course of or incidentally to their studies:

(a) works generated by computer hardware or software
owned or operated by the University;

(b) films, videos, multimedia works, typographical
arrangements, and other works created
with the aid of university
facilities;

(c) patentable and non-patentable inventions;

(d) registered and unregistered designs, plant varieties,
and topographies;

(e) university-commissioned works not within
(a), (b), (c), or (d);

(f) databases, computer software, firmware,
courseware, and related material not within (a),
(b), (c), (d), or (e), but
only if they may reasonably be considered to possess commercial
potential; and

(g) know-how and information associated with the
above.

2. Notwithstanding clause 1 above, the University will not
assert any claim to the ownership of copyright in:

(a) artistic works, books, articles, plays,
lyrics, scores,
or lectures, apart from those specifically
commissioned by the University;

(b) audio or visual aids to the giving of
lectures;
or

(c) computer-related works other than those specified in
clause 1 above.

3. For the purpose of clauses 1 and 2 above:

(a) a "student" is a person reading and
registered for a degree, diploma, or certificate of the
University;

(b) "commissioned works" are works which the
University has specifically requested the student concerned to
produce, whether in return for special payment or not. However, save
as may be separately agreed between the University Press and the
student concerned, works commissioned by the University Press in the
course of its publishing business shall not be regarded as
"works commissioned by the University".

1. Students shall sign any documents necessary in order to give
effect to the claim made by the University in clause 1 above; and
shall waive any rights in respect of the subject-matter of the claim
which may be conferred on them by Chapter IV of Part 1 of the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.

2. The provisions of this section shall take effect on 1 January
2000, and shall apply:

(a) to all intellectual property devised, made, or
created on or after 1 January 2000; and

(b) to all intellectual property devised, made, or
created before 1 January 2000 and not the subject on that date of any
legally binding agreement which governs or restricts its
exploitation.

6. The policy set out above shall be administered in accordance
with procedures which shall be determined from time to time by
Council by decree."

3 This statute shall be effective from 1
January 2000.

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Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. VIII (Statutes, 1997, p. 556), delete Sect.
XI and substitute:

`Section XI. Procedures for the Administration of the
University's Intellectual Property Policy

1. Where any person who is subject to the provisions of Tit. X,
Sect. IV or of Tit. XV, Sect. VI (a "researcher") creates
intellectual property [1]
which is capable of commercial exploitation, he
or she shall report its existence to the Head of Department (or
equivalent) and to the Director of the Research Services Office,
providing the Director with all necessary information concerning the
provenance of the intellectual property and the circumstances in
which it was created.
The next step shall depend upon the source
of funding:

(a) whenever the conditions of research council grants
require the assignment of intellectual property to the research
council or its nominee, or to industrial collaborators, and whenever
there is a similar requirement in an agreement for research sponsored
by some other party, the research council, industrial collaborator,
or sponsor shall be given the responsibility for exploitation;

(b) Isis Innovation Limited ("Isis") shall be
responsible for the exploitation of research funded with research
council grants the conditions of which do not include such a
requirement;

(c) in all other cases, the University's preferred route
to exploitation is through Isis. A researcher who wishes to exploit
the intellectual property by some other means may apply to Council
for permission to do so. [2]
Council shall consider in particular the
question of whether the alternative means of exploitation are likely
to
result in a reasonable return to the University from royalties
or equity or other means of sharing profits which may accrue.

2. In the event of a dispute between the researcher and the
University
concerning the ownership of the intellectual property,
the matter shall be referred to an independent expert to be agreed
between the researcher and the University. If agreement on the
identity of the expert
is not reached within thirty days, the
expert shall be a barrister specialising in intellectual property
law, who shall be nominated for the purpose by the then Chairman of
the General Council of the Bar. The expert's fee shall be paid by the
University, but shall constitute a first charge on any profits which
may accrue, whether to the researcher or to Isis or the University,
whichever party or parties is or are held by the expert to be the
owner of the intellectual property.

3. Where the University decides to seek exploitation of
intellectual property to which it lays claim, discussions between the
interested parties shall be held to determine the appropriate action
to be taken. This may include one or more of the following:

(a) control over disclosure;

(b) the filing of a patent application, with the
researcher as named inventor;

(c) the identification of potential licensees;

(d) the formation of a company to exploit the technology.

4. Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of clause 3, Isis and
the University may consult appropriate experts in the field of the
intellectual property in question, on a confidential basis, in
order (for example) to assist with an assessment of innovation
or commercial potential.

5. Where the University decides to seek exploitation, the
researcher shall provide reasonable assistance in the exploitation
process by (for example) promptly assigning his or her rights to Isis
and/or to a third party specified by the University, providing
information promptly upon request, attending meetings with potential
licensees, and advising on further development.

6. Where exploitation is through the medium of a company formed
for the purpose, royalty or sales fee income received by Isis or the
University from the company shall be treated in accordance with
clause 7. The respective shareholdings in the company of the
researchers and the University (or Isis) shall be negotiated at the
time of formation or capitalisation; and unless otherwise agreed,
revenues generated by the shareholdings (both capital and income
receipts) shall be retained by the shareholders, and shall not be
subject to distribution under clause 7.

7. In this clause the expression "net revenue" means
gross revenue less professional fees and expenses and other costs
incurred in protecting the intellectual property and negotiating the
arrangements for exploitation.

(a) Where there is a receipt by the University which is
in the nature of a university milestone payment, no part of the net
revenue shall be distributed to Isis or the researcher: the net
revenue shall be distributed as to 40 per cent to the General Revenue
Account and as to 60 per cent to the department(s). A university
milestone payment shall be taken for this purpose to be a payment
which is referable to the progress of research or development by the
University, but which is not covering or supporting the cost of such
research or development; as against a payment for the right to use
intellectual property, or a payment referable to the progress of
research or development by a party other than the University (such as
a licensee), where the net revenue shall be distributed in accordance
with the following paragraphs of this clause.

(b) Where responsibility for the exploitation of
intellectual property is given to a research council, industrial
collaborator, or sponsor under paragraph (a) of clause 1,
any net revenue received by the University shall be distributed as
follows:[3]

Total net revenue Researcher(s) General
Revenue Account
Department(s)
Up to £50K 90%* 10%* 0%
Band from £50K
and up to £500K
45% 30% 25%
Over £500K 22.5% 40% 37.5%

(c) Where responsibility for the exploitation of
intellectual property is given to Isis, any net revenue received by
Isis
shall be distributed as follows:

Total net revenue Researcher(s) General
Revenue Account
Department(s) Isis
Up to £72K 63%* 7%* 0% 30%
Band from £72K
and up to £720K
31.5% 21% 17.5% 30%
Over £720K 15.75% 28% 26.25% 30%

(d) Where responsibility for the exploitation of
intellectual property is given to the University, then, unless some
other arrangement is approved by Council under clause 1 (c),
any net revenue received by the University
shall be distributed
as stated in paragraph (c) of this clause, save that
the 30 per cent share payable to Isis shall be passed instead to the
General Revenue Account.

(e) The percentages asterisked above are intended to put
the University in funds to pay the employer's National Insurance
Contribution(s), but otherwise to leave the General Revenue Account
out of the allocation of the bands in question. These percentages
shall be adjusted to match this intention, as and when the rates of
National Insurance Contribution vary.

8. (a) The University shall account to researchers for
their entitlements under clause 7 on a monthly basis.

(b) A researcher's entitlement under clause
7
shall continue to be paid to him or her should he or she leave
the University; and in the event of a researcher's death, the
entitlement shall continue for the benefit of his or her estate.

9. Where more than one researcher contributes to the creation
of the intellectual property,
the distribution of their share of
the income between themselves shall be a matter for them to determine
(and to notify in writing to the Director of the Research Services
Office);
save that where there is failure to agree, the
distribution of income shall be prescribed by the Vice-Chancellor,
taking into account each individual's contribution.

10. If the University decides not to seek to exploit intellectual
property to which it lays claim; or if, after the University has
initiated or sanctioned exploitation, the University decides (in
consultation with Isis) that the process of exploitation be
abandoned; the University shall not unreasonably withhold or delay an
assignment of the intellectual property to the researcher (at the
researcher's expense).

11. The University's intellectual property policy shall not be
concerned with intellectual property devised, made, or created by
employees of colleges in the course of their employment by the
colleges, unless they make use of university facilities. If an
employee of a college creates a work with the aid of university
facilities otherwise than in the course of his or her employment by
the college, then any net revenue shall be distributed in accordance
with clause 7 above. If an employee of a college creates a work with
the aid of university facilities in the course of his or her college
employment, then any net revenue shall be distributed in a manner to
be agreed between the University and the college, and the researcher
shall not have any entitlement to a share by virtue of this
decree.'

Footnotes

[1]
In these procedures the term "intellectual property" refers to the items
detailed in Tit. X, Sect. IV, cl. 1 and Tit. XV, Sect. VI, cl. 1.

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[2]
Members of the University who wish to seek permission from Council are
asked to contact the Director of the Research Services Office
in the first
instance.


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[3]
For the explanation of the asterisks see cl. 7 (e).


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Statute (3): Establishment of E.P. Abraham Professorship of Cell
Biology

Explanatory note

Council and the General Board have accepted the proposal made by the
Physiological Sciences Board for the establishment of an E.P. Abraham
Professorship of Cell Biology with a munificent benefaction which has
been offered by the Trustees of the E.P. Abraham Research Fund. The
following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the
statute is approved, establish the new chair accordingly.

(3) WHEREAS it is expedient to establish an E.P. Abraham
Professorship of Cell Biology, for which a munificent benefaction has
been offered, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XVI, Sect. II, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 108),
after `Professorship of Clinical Biochemistry' insert:

`E.P. Abraham Professorship of Cell Biology'.

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Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 1, SCHEDULE, concerning official
members of faculty boards (Statutes, 1997, p. 246),
under Physiological Sciences, after `Biochemistry, Whitley' insert:

`Biology, Cell, E.P. Abraham'.

2 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A,
concerning professorships (p. 391), after `Whitley Professor of
Biochemistry' insert:

`E.P. Abraham Professor of Cell Biology'.

3 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular
professorships (p. 412), insert new § 27 as follows and renumber
existing §§ 27–8 (pp. 412–3) as §§
28–9:

`§ 27. Abraham Professor of Cell Biology

1. The E.P. Abraham Professor of Cell Biology shall undertake
research in Cell Biology and shall lecture and give instruction in
that subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting
of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified
in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by
Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be
for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that
behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person
appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college
specified in (2) of this clause;

(4) a person appointed by Council;

(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;

(7), (8) two persons appointed by the Physiological Sciences
Board;

(9) a person appointed by the Clinical Medicine Board.

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the
decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular
Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.

4. Such part of the income of the endowment as the Medical
Sciences Board shall determine not to be required to meet the costs
of the professorship shall be expended on support for the professor
in such manner as the Divisional Board shall direct.'

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 25 November 1999: Notices<br />

Notices


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DESIGNATION OF PRO-VICE-CHANCELLORS WITH
SPECIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

In accordance with the recommendations of the Joint Working Party on
Governance (see Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4506, 2 March 1999,
p. 959, and in particular para. 28 and paras. 59--66), the Vice-Chancellor, with
the concurrence of the Hebdomadal Council, has designated the following
Pro-Vice-Chancellors as having special responsibilities under the University's
impending new governance structures.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services): PROFESSOR P.A. SLACK, MA, D.PHIL.,
Principal of Linacre College (from 1 July 2000 to 30 September
2002
)

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Development): SIR ANTHONY KENNY, MA, D.PHIL., D.LITT.,
HON. DCL, Emeritus Fellow of St John's College, President of the University
Development Programme (to 30 September 2001)

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NOTICE OF ELECTION


Clerical and Library Negotiating Committee

Notice is given that there will be an election on Friday, 7 January 2000, of
four
representatives of the Clerical and Library staff to join the staff-side of the
Clerical and Library Negotiating Committee, which normally meets twice each
term
to discuss matters relating to the local terms and conditions of employment of
Clerical and Library staff. The need for the election has arisen as the current
period of office of four of the present representatives expires on the first
day
of Hilary Term 2000. All four representatives are eligible for re-election and
are
listed below:

  • Mrs E. Iredale, University Offices
  • Mrs N. Preston, Social Studies Faculty Centre
  • Ms N. Tomlin, Computing Services
  • Vacancy vice Ms T. Miller

Those elected will hold office until the first day of Hilary Term 2002 and
will
be eligible for re-election.

Those eligible for nomination and those eligible to propose and second
nominations and to vote in the elections will be all staff, full-time and
part-time,
who are employed by the University in its Clerical and Library scales, and
who
are not members of UNISON. (Members of UNISON are represented on the
committee through the University UNISON branch.)

Nominations in writing, indicating the names and departments of the
proposer
and the seconder, together with a statement from the nominee that he/she is
willing to stand for election, should be sent to Miss C. O'Shaughnessy,
University
Offices, Wellington Square, so as to arrive no later than Friday, 26 November.
It
would also be helpful if each candidate would, at the time of nomination,
submit
a paragraph of 100 words about themselves and what they hope to contribute
as
representatives. This information will be distributed with the voting papers.
Voting papers will be distributed through departments on Monday, 6 December,
to be returned by Friday, 7 January 2000.

Members of staff wishing to find out more about the work of the
directly-elected representatives are welcome to contact Mrs L.A. Mills
(telephone:
(2)73261).

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LANGUAGE CENTRE


`Catch up—brush up'

The Language Centre is offering a series of sixteen-hour intensive courses in
ninth week (6–10 December). Courses will be available for Beginners in
French, Italian, and Modern Greek in the mornings, Spanish in the afternoons,
and Russian (11.30 a.m.–3.45 p.m., with a lunch-break). There will also
be
courses in German at False Beginners/Lower Intermediate level (mornings) and
Upper Intermediate (afternoons). The fees per course are £24 for
students,
£30 for staff, and £36 for non-members of the University.

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EFL Intensive courses in December and January

The Centre is also offering intensive courses in English as a Foreign
Language.
From 6 December to 10 December there is a course in Academic Writing
(£95)
in the mornings and in Writing a Research Article (£65) in the afternoons.
In January there are intensive courses in Writing a Research Article (£65)
in the mornings and Academic Correspondence (£65) in the afternoons,
and
a new course on Presentation Skills for Foreign Students (£95) in the
mornings. The number of participants will be limited to twelve for all intensive
courses.

Further information about these courses and other Language Centre activities
may
be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)83660, by e-mailing admin@lang.ox.ac.uk,
or by calling at the Centre, at 12, Woodstock Road. The Centre's Web site is
at
http://units.ox.ac.uk/departments/langcentre.

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GAZETTE PUBLICATION ARRANGEMENTS

The remaining Gazettes of this term will appear on 2, 9, and 16
December. Publication for next term will start on 13 January.

Appointments Supplements will appear with the Gazettes of
9
December and 20 January.

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Department for Continuing Education exists to make the University
accessible
to men and women in ways which complement the University's provision for
its
resident members. Each year the department mounts several hundred courses,
either part-time or short full-time, covering most subjects taught within the
University (except management and clinical medicine). Courses last anything
from
one day to ten weeks (full time), and between ten weeks and two years on a
part-time basis. Currently about 15,900 students enrol annually for the
department's courses, the average length of study being twenty hours. A
recent
development has been the introduction of technology-assisted courses, using
the
Internet to supplement classroom teaching. Apart from a large number of
individual members of the University who offer courses or give lectures, the
Department for Continuing Education works in co- operation with an increasing
number of other departments and faculties throughout the University. It
welcomes
expressions of interest from individuals and departments who wish to become
involved in or to explore continuing education activities. The department's
main
provision is organised through three programme offices (see below), each of
which is able to provide more detailed information on current and forthcoming
activities. In addition, the Kellogg Residential Centre, when not being used for
courses, can occasionally be made available for conferences and other
residential
meetings.

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The Public Programme Office

This Office (Director: Mr R.T. Rowley) offers to the public a wide range of
study
opportunities in most academic disciplines through part-time day, evening and
short residential courses. In 1996–7 almost 12,000 adult students enrolled
on
lifelong learning programmes offered through the Public Programme Division.
Many
programmes have open entry and require no formal entry qualifications.
However,
the majority of courses are now either award-bearing or carry higher
education
credit. The award- bearing courses are offered at access undergraduate and
post
graduate level, and do call for evidence of ability to complete the programme
satisfactorily. During the summer the Public Programme Division offers a series
of study opportunities for domestic and European students through the Oxford
University Summer School for Adults, a Local History Summer School and the
Summer Academy based at Keble College. The Division engages a large number
of
part-time tutors, both from within the University and outside, and individuals
interested in offering specific courses or contribution to other programmes are
invited to contact the office. Details of all courses are publicised in the
Annual
Prospectus or are available at any time from the Manager of Public
Programmes
(telephone: Oxford (2)70360).

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The Continuing Professional Development Centre

Short and extended courses

This Centre (Director: Dr M.A. Gray) works with departments and faculties
throughout the University to offer courses designed to meet the needs of
individuals and organisations drawn from industry, the professions, commerce,
and academia. Courses vary from one- or two-day intensive updating courses
based on the latest academic research to longer courses enabling professionals
to review advances in specialised fields, and acquire new areas of expertise
and
qualifications. Areas covered include engineering, law, information technology
and
computing, mathematics, biomedical science, and personal skills development.
Contributors to courses include Oxford academics and research staff and
experts
from other universities and organisations in the UK and abroad.

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Conferences/Seminars/Workshops

The CPD Centre is also able to offer a conference organisation and management
service to colleagues within the University and other organisations. The CPD
Centre has specialist skills and more than fifteen years' collective experience
or
organising and managing conferences, seminars, and training courses for up
to
500 delegates. The Centre provides a `total conference package' which
combines
the best of personal service with the highest professional standards. Services
offered include the following:

—Conference planning and academic support

—Budget preparation and account management

—Venue sourcing, including residential accommodation, lecture theatres,
hotels, and catering support

—Organisation of exhibitions and displays, design and provision of
publicity

—Promotion/advertising/marketing support

—Mailing; compilation of databases

—Organisation of social programmes, excursions, and tours

—Translation and interpretation services, technical and audio- visual
support

—Pre-registration management and on-site registration services,
preparation
of pre-prints, binders, badges

—Post-conference reports and proceedings.

Further details are available from Oxford (2)88169.

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The International Programmes Office

This office (Director: Dr A. Hawkins) offers a wide range of courses to
undergraduates, graduates and continuing education students from around the
world. These courses include year-long full- time programmes for Japanese
graduates and diplomats from the Republic of China, Taiwan, as well as a large
number of three- or four-week courses held during the summer for students
from
Europe and North America. Programmes are held in partnership with
institutions
such as the Smithsonian Institution, the University of California at Berkeley,
Duke
University, the University of Virginia and Northwestern University in America.
International Programmes also works with the British Council, the European
Commission, and the FCO, as well as offering courses in partnership with the
Bodleian Library and many other departments and colleges within the
University.
Subjects covered in these courses include topics from law and industrial
relations
through to archaeology, art history, and the physical and biological sciences.
Tutors are drawn from Oxford academic and research staff, and expertise is
also
recruited from outside the University. Programmes vary in size from small
groups
of twenty students to larger programmes of over 200 participants. During the
summer many residential International Programmes, including the Oxford
University Summer Programmes in English Literature and in History, Politics
and
Society, are held in colleges throughout Oxford, in addition to those held at
the
Rewley House Residential Centre. Over the next few years the range of courses
offered by the International Programmes Office will be expanded, drawing in
more
students from Europe, from countries formerly part of the Soviet Union, and
from
elsewhere around the world. As the work of the International Programmes
Office
expands, approaches would be welcomed from those colleges, departments and
other institutions who have accommodation from which they would like to
generate
further income or from individuals with suitable qualifications interested in
teaching on international programmes. Telephone: Oxford (2)70456.

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Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL)

TALL (Director: Jonathan Darby) was established in 1996 with support from the
Esmée Fairbairn Charitable Trust and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to
investigate and develop new ways of using technology to support lifelong
learning. It is directed by Jonathan Darby who previously directed the HE
Funding Councils' and DENI's Computers in Teaching Initiative. Many aspects
of
on- line education remain poorly understood. TALL is conducting research
into:

Models of delivery—identifying optimal ways of using
technology to deliver courses and educational services;

international transferability—addressing issues such as
use
of language, culture, educational systems and differing educational needs with
the
aim of ensuring that Oxford-produced on-line courses are designed in such
a way
that they will be attractive to students outside the UK;

markets for on-line courses—using surveys to develop
an
understanding of the nature of the market for on-line courses.

TALL is seeking to use technology to design courses of three types:

Hybrid: short intensive periods in Oxford punctuate
Internet-
supported study to create a course which uses each form of teaching for the
purposes to which it is best suited.

Fully remote: a course in Italian for Intermediate and
Advanced
Learners has been completed with EU support which can be wholly completed
at
a distance. A second course, `Databases for Historians', is about to be piloted.

Curriculum on demand: an innovative teaching system based
on
the finding that many students on continuing professional development courses
have highly specific needs that are only partially met by a group-based
course.
Each student takes a course that is tailored to their specific needs.

The TALL programme would welcome ideas for on-line courses from university
colleagues.

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COMMITTEE FOR THE MUSEUMS AND SCIENTIFIC
COLLECTIONS (CMSC)

The CMSC considers matters of mutual interest to the museums and scientific
collections, and reports to the General Board of the Faculties. The CMSC's
newsletter, which is aimed at staff in the museums and collections, is now
available on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/oxonly/cmsc.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 25 November 1999: Lectures<br />

Lectures


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INAUGURAL LECTURES


Savilian Professor of Astronomy

PROFESSOR JOSEPH SILK will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on
Monday, 29 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The infinite universe.'

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John M. Olin Visiting Professor of American
Government

PROFESSOR J.W. CEASER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on
Monday, 29 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Towards a new public philosophy in the United
States.'

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ROMANES LECTURE 1999

THE RT. HON. TONY BLAIR, Prime Minister, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at
5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 2
December, in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Tickets may be obtained, on proof of identity, from the Sheldonian
Theatre between 10 a.m. and 12 noon on weekdays from Thursday, 25
November.

Subject: `Education and human capital in the next
century.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate Seminars in Spanish and Romance Linguistics

DR I. ROCA, Essex, will lecture at a joint meeting of the seminars at
5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 November, in 47 Wellington Square.

Subject: `Gender in Spanish and other Romance languages.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR J. PATTERSON, Brown University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on
Tuesday, 30 November, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Substance and structure in American
political history, 1930–80.'


PROFESSOR B. SHAFER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 December,
in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `Substance and structure in American
political history, 1955–2000.'

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MODERN HISTORY, THEOLOGY, AND INTERFACULTY
COMMITTEE FOR SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES

MARK TULLY, broadcaster and author, will give a series of lectures
and seminars as follows. For the seminar at Balliol College on 30
November, those attending from outside Balliol should telephone the
Master's Secretary, (2)77711, to check that there is space.

Tue. 30 Nov., Schools, 2 p.m.: `The East–West
person.'

Tue. 30 Nov., Balliol, 5 p.m. (seminar): `Observing
India's democracy.'

Wed. 1 Dec., Schools, 2 p.m.: `East–West
society.'

Thur. 2 Dec., Schools, 2 p.m. (seminar): `Bridging the
East–West divide.'

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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES, CENTRE FOR
MODERN CHINESE STUDIES, AND PHILOSOPHY SUMMER SCHOOL IN CHINA (CHINA,
BRITAIN, AUSTRALIA)

Chinese Philosophy Symposia

This symposium will be held on Wednesday, 1 December, in Room 206,
the Institute for Chinese Studies.

YANG XIAO, Institute for European Studies, Chinese Academy of Social
Sciences

2.30 p.m.: `Culturing neo-realism.'
(Respondent: Dr Karma Nabulsi, Nuffield
College.)

PROFESSOR LU FENG, Hunan Normal University

3.50 p.m.: `Confucianism and modernisation.'
(Respondent: Associate Professor Julia Tao, City
University of Hong Kong.)

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

H.E. SHAIKH HAMAD BIN JASSIM AL-THANI, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
the State of Qatar, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 3 December, in
Rhodes House.

Subject: `Islam, the Arabs, and the West: a dialogue for
the new millennium.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Early Modern Research Seminar in French Literature and Culture

Amended notice

HÉLÈNE MERLIN, Université de Paris III-Sorbonne
Nouvelle, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 November, in the
Maison Française. This replaces previous notices in which the
date of the lecture is given as 26 November.

Subject: `La question des origines de la nation.
Problèmes de langue et de politique au dix-septième
siècle.'

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RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART

DAVID ROKEBY, Canadian artist, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29
November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture is presented by the
Laboratory at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and DA2
Digital Arts Development Agency, and supported by the Canadian High
Commission, the National Lottery through the Arts Council of England,
and Southern Arts.

Subject: `Perceptual filters and reality browsers.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Oxford Financial Research Centre: workshops

The Oxford Financial Research Centre (OFRC) will be running two
workshops in finance during Michaelmas Term. The workshops are
designed to give postgraduate students and faculty in any department
of the University the opportunity of presenting papers in finance.
The workshops will take place on 29 October and 26 November at the
Said Business School, Research Information Centre, 59 George Street.
Those interested in presenting a paper, or just attending the
workshops, should contact Elaine Durham at the Said Business School
(e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk, telephone: (2)88650).

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES


Programme in Comparative Media Law and
Policy

DAVID ELSTEIN, Chief Executive, Channel 5, will lecture at 5
p.m. on Thursday, 25 November, in University College.

Subject: `The Davies Report and the future of the BBC.'

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UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

MARK TENNANT will lecture at 3 p.m. on Sunday, 28 November, in the
University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road. The lecture is
suitable for all ages. Admission is free.

Subject: `South African predators.'

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LINACRE LECTURES


Linacre Lectures 2000

Consciousness of connections: global environments in the new
millennium

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in
Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

THE HON. MAURICE STRONG, Chairman, the Earth Council

27 Jan.:: `Global sustainable development.'

PROFESSOR M. LANGTON, University of Northern Territories, Australia

3 Feb.: `Indigenous concepts of connectedness and
the new environmentalism.'

PROFESSOR H. GIRADET, Urban Futures, London

10 Feb.: `Cities, people, planet.'

DR C. JUMA, Harvard

17 Feb.: `International trade and environment.'

PROFESSOR S. YEARLEY, York

24 Feb.: `Social movements as problematic agents of
global environmental change.'

PROFESSOR E.P. ODUM, Georgia

2 Mar.: `The transformation of ecology.'

P. MELCHETT, Executive Director, Greenpeace UK

9 Mar.: `Global citizens—campaigning for
environmental solutions.'

PROFESSOR M. CASTELLS, Berkeley

15 June: `Global networks and local societies:
cities in the information age.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE


Alan Tayler Lecture

PROFESSOR H. HUPPERT, Director, Institute for Theoretical Geophysics,
University of Cambridge, will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture in
mathematics and its application at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 November, in
the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The
lecture is sponsored by the Smith Group Ltd.

Subject: `Explosive volcanism: extreme mechanics.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR D. ZANCANI will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 2 December, in
the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Paget Toynbee and his Dante collection.'

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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND
ENGINEERING (OXFORD BRANCH)

Oxford Science Lecture Series

DR JENNY CORY, NERC Institute of Virology and Environmental
Microbiology, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 2 December, in the
Oxford University Museum of Natural History, Parks Road.

This lecture is open to the public. Tickets (including
refreshments) cost £1.50. Tickets will be available at the door
but please book by contacting Dr Cathy Hobbs (e-mail:
cahobbs@brookes.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford 483686).

These lectures are sponsored by Oxford University Museum of
Natural History.

Subject: `Environmentally acceptable insecticides: are
GMOs an option?'

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 25 November 1999: Grants and Funding<br />

Grants and Research Funding


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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 25 November 1999: Examinations and Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards


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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 2000

Preliminary Examinations

Modern Languages: A.M. JEFFERSON, MA, D.PHIL.,
Fellow of New College

Theology: P.J.M. SOUTHWELL, MA, Fellow of Wycliffe
Hall (address: Queen's College)

Honour Moderations

Ancient and Modern History: R.J. LANE FOX, MA,
Fellow of New College

Mathematics: M.B. POWELL, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St
Peter's

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Honour Schools

Ancient and Modern History: R.J. LANE FOX, MA,
Fellow of New College

Classics and English: D.C. FEENEY, MA, D.PHIL.,
Fellow of New College

Engineering Science Parts I and II: M.S. WILLIAMS,
MA, Fellow of New College (address: Department of Engineering
Science)

Mathematical Sciences: P.M. NEUMANN, MA, D.PHIL.,
D.SC., Fellow of Queen's

Mathematics Part I: P.M. NEUMANN, MA, D.PHIL.,
D.SC., Fellow of Queen's

Modern History: I.W. ARCHER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of
Keble

Music: C.L. REES, MA, Fellow of Queen's

Natural Sciences—Physics: P. EWART, MA, Fellow
of Worcester

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: D.B. ROBERTSON,
MA, Fellow of St Hugh's

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Bachelor of Fine Art

Preliminary Examination: B.D. CATLING, MA, Fellow
of Linacre (address: Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art)

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Master of Philosophy

Development Studies: N. GOOPTU, MA, Fellow of St
Antony's (address: Queen Elizabeth House)

Qualifying Examination in Development Studies: N.
GOOPTU, MA, Fellow of St Antony's (address: Queen Elizabeth
House)

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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:

Anthropology and Geography

T. KAISER, Linacre: `Living in Limbo: insecurity and the settlement of
Sudanese refugees in Northern Uganda'.

Examination Schools, Thursday, 2 December, 9.30 a.m.


Examiners: D.A. Turton, T. Allen.

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Biological Sciences

E. CRIBB, Merton: `Golden 2 gene function in maize leaf development'.

Department of Plant Sciences, Wednesday, 1 December,
2 p.m.


Examiners: M.M. Campbell, C. Martin.

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Clinical Medicine

T. TANG, Exeter: `Effects of plasma from seronegative myasthenia grauis
patients on the function of skeletal muscle nicotinic acetyl-choline
receptor'.

University Department of Pharmacology, Wednesday,
8 December, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: A.F. Brading, C. Peers.

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English Language and Literature

D.W. DAVIES, Balliol: `"Stepping westward": William Wordsworth, John
Thelwall, and radical antiquarianism'.

Examination Schools, Friday, 28 January, 11 a.m.


Examiners: J.A. Mee, J. Aaron.

M.U. MULLER, Harris Manchester: `"These savage beasts become
domestick": the discourse of the passions in early modern England with
special reference to non-fictional texts'.

Examination Schools, Thursday, 2 December, 11 a.m.


Examiners: A.M. Allchin, S. Medcalf.

A. PILZ, Magdalen: `The library of conquest: the cross-
fertilisation of Utopian and travel writing, 1492–1627'.

Merton, Friday, 10 December, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: J. Carey, P. Edwards.

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Law

N. AFFOLDER, New College: `Fiction, fear, and fallacy: compound interest in
national law and international arbitration'.

St Cross Building, Tuesday, 21 December, 11.30 a.m.


Examiners: F.D. Rose, H.G. Beale.

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Literae Humaniores

I.A. RUFFELL, Corpus Christi: `A poetics of the absurd:
reforming Attic Old Comedy'.

Examination Schools, Monday, 20 December, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: P.J. Parsons, N.J. Lowe.

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Mathematical Sciences

F.S. CHAUDHRY, Exeter: `Smooth motion of a rigid body in R2 and R3'.

St John's, Tuesday, 7 December, 2 p.m.


Examiners: I.J. Sobey, R. Martin.

P. MOINIER, St Hugh's: `Algorithm development for
unstructured viscous flow solver'.

Department of Engineering Science, Friday, 3 December, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: R. Eatock Taylor, J. Peiro.

C.B. WEGENER, Somerville: `Natural dualities for varieties generated by
lattice-structured algebras'.

Queen's, Wednesday, 8 December, 4 p.m.


Examiners: P.M. Neumann, D. Clark.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

H. BURDEKIN, Magdalen: `The ambivalent author: the fictional presentation of
Jewish characters in selected
German texts, 1848–1914'.

Worcester, Friday, 26 November, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: F.J. Lamport, A.F. Bance.

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Modern History

R. REED, Worcester: `Studies in the patronage of Giorgio Vasari
(1511–74)'.

Ashmolean, Thursday, 2 December, 11.30 a.m.


Examiners: T. Wilson, D. Ekserdjian.

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Physiological Sciences

C.A. AMORIM GARCIA DA ROSA, Linacre: `The role of regulatory T cells in the
prevention of autoimmunity'.

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Thursday, 9 December, 2 p.m.


Examiners: U. Willcox, S. Anderton.

H. VAN EIJL, St Anne's: `Distribution and topology of the vaccinia virus A36R
protein'.

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Monday, 6 December, 2 p.m.


Examiners: D. Vaux, T. Wileman.

A.R. WHATHAM, Wolfson: `The effect of optical or pharmacological perturbation
of focus on refractive development and ocular growth in the common
marmoset'.

St John's, Wednesday, 8 December, 10 a.m.


Examiners: A.J. Parker, D.P. Crewther.

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Social Studies

J. HERMER, Wolfson: `Policing compassion: the governance of begging in public
space'.

Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Monday,
6 December, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: G.A.N. Smith, D.M. Downes.

Y.K. KYOGOKU, St Antony's: `Change and continuity in Japanese electoral
campaigns'.

Worcester, Friday, 21 January, 2 p.m.


Examiners: I.J. Neary, A.J. Ware.

D.J. RANDALL, Balliol: `The state, emergent capitalists, and their social
networks: the case of Indian and African business in South Africa'.

St Cross, Tuesday, 30 November, 2 p.m.


Examiners: I.R. Phimister, S. Marks.

T. THEILER, Linacre: `The "identity policies" of the European
Union'.

St Antony's, Wednesday, 12 January, 11 a.m.


Examiners: A. Menon, P. Taylor.

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Theology

G.M. MANNION, New College: `The humble path to ethics—Schopenhauer,
religion, and morality'.

Campion Hall, Thursday, 2 December, 2 p.m.


Examiners: G.J. Hughes, D. Turner.

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Committee for Archaeology

G. NAKOU, Merton: `The end of the Early Bronze Age in the Aegean: material
culture and history'.

Institute of Archaeology, Monday, 10 January, 10 a.m.


Examiners: J. Bennet, C. Brookbank.

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Committee for Educational Studies

T. GRIFFITHS, Keble: `The nature of studying and learning at A level: a case
study'.

St Cross, Friday, 17 December, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: B.E. Woolnough, P. Adey.

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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:

Biological Sciences

M.B.M. EL-MAHDI, Green College: `Transcriptional mapping in the human
chromosome 6 band 6p23'.

Department of Biochemistry, Tuesday, 7 December, 1 p.m.


Examiners: C.M. Milner, C. Tyler-Smith.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF
STUDIES IN LEGAL RESEARCH

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

Law

R. VAN ALEBEEK, University: `State immunity and human rights violations: the
Pinchet case—international human rights law on trial'.

All Souls, Monday, 6 December, 2 p.m.


Examiners: A.V. Lowe, J. Seymour.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 25 November 1999: Colleges<br />

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


Contents of this section:

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OBITUARIES


Christ Church

DON PAUL FOWLER, MA, 15 October 1999; scholar 1972–7, senior scholar
1977; Fellow, Jesus College. Aged 46.

PROFESSOR (HENRY) COLIN GRAY MATTHEW, 29 October 1999; commoner
1960–3, 1966–7, and 1968–70, Lecturer 1970–6 and
1978–94, member of the Governing Body 1976–8. Aged 58.

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ELECTIONS


Christ Church

To Exhibitions:

CHI MAI WONG, formerly of Coundon Court school, Coventry

HELEN AZER, formerly of Edgbaston High School

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To Boulter Exhibitions:

HOLLY BRODIE, formerly of Wellington School, Somerset

ELIZABETH PALMER, formerly of Dame Alice Harpur School, Bedford

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To Bostock Exhibitions:

MICHAEL HOLT, formerly of Colchester Royal Grammar School

LEE THORNTON, formerly of Ponteland County High School, Newcastle upon
Tyne

LUCY O'BRIEN, formerly of St Clare's Convent School, Porthcawl

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To Instrumental Exhibitions:

YVONNE LIAO, formerly of Benenden School, Kent

PAUL BAILEY, formerly of Westminster School

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Corpus Christi College

To Scholarships:

PAUL ROSS CAVILL, formerly of King's College School, Wimbledon

DOUGLAS GEORGE IBRAHIM, formerly of Winchester College

JENNIFER LOUISE DE HOXAR, formerly of Birkenhead High School

DIRK SOUNG ANDERSON BURLEY, formerly of Charterhouse

JORIM SCHRAVEN, formerly of Lester B. Pearson College, Victoria

ELIZABETH ANNE CALTON, formerly of North Area College, Stockport

PAUL THOMAS CHADDERTON, formerly of Winchester College

ALEXIS TODD DITE, formerly of Watford Grammar School for Boys

WILLIAM JOEL DIXON, formerly of Pimlico School

CHARLES WILLIAM OAKLEY, formerly of Bedford School

ALEX LEE ROGERS, formerly of Castle School, Bristol

MICHAEL PETER TWEEDALE, formerly of Bishop Vaughan Comprehensive
School

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PRIZES


Christ Church

E.T. Warner Prize:

VENETIA TAYLOR

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Corpus Christi College

Andrew Hopley Memorial Prize:

SERENA LEDWIDGE

Sidgwick Prize (undergraduate):

(Joint award)

CAROLINE DODDS

STUART LUCAS

Sidgwick Prize (graduate):

PETER SHERLOCK

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NOTICE


St Peter's College


Leonard Theberge Essay Prize:

The Age of Johnson

St Peter's College offers an annual prize of £300, which has been
endowed in honour of the late Mr Leonard J. Theberge of Washington, DC, an
old member of the college, by his friends.

The prize is open to all undergraduate members of the University and to
graduate members within their first two years from graduation, or within their
first two years of full-time graduate study. It will be awarded for the best
essay submitted on a topic connected with `The Age of Samuel Johnson': this
includes any aspect of British history or culture in the eighteenth century,
and of British North America down to 1783. Essays must be typed with
footnotes at the bottom of the page; they must not exceed 10,000 words in
length including references and bibliography.

Entries should be submitted anonymously, but accompanied by a sealed
envelope containing the author's identity and a certificate of the candidate's
undergraduate or graduate status from his or her society. Entries must reach
the College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 4DB, clearly marked
`Theberge Prize', by Friday, 10 March. The judges, who are appointed by
the college, reserve the right to make no award or a lesser one if no entry
of sufficient merit is submitted.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 25 November 1999: Advertisements<br />

Advertisements


Contents of this section:



How to advertise in the
Gazette


Terms and conditions
of acceptance of advertisements

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The OUMNH Shop

Do visit the OUMNH shop where the dodo survives in many
forms, and dinosaurs abound in a landscape of carefully selected minerals and
fossils. Local craftmanship is represented by Lesley Reeves' silver brooches,
and by Sara Withers' necklaces of semi-precious stones. There are Cotswold
limestone clocks, and hand-painted crepe de Chine ties. For warming drinks
the enteraining Tyrrell Katz designs are to be joined any day by our own
bone china dodo mugs (Oxford (2) 72961 for availability!); while for the long
holiday period there are varied models waiting to be made, with the life-size
osprey for the most ambitious. BBOWT and other Christmas stationery,
stocking-fillers, and party packs. And—for the first time, a fund-raising
CD, `Music for the OUMNH', played by the European Union Baroque Orchestra
(£10). Open daily 12–5 p.m., admission free. Shop enquiries/orders
(Oxford (2) 72961. Holiday closures (2) 72950.

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Volunteers for Airline Passenger Health Charity

The Aviation Health Institute (AHI) is an Oxford based
medical charity seeking volunteers to help with afternoon office duties, such
as help with light mail-out, phone and secretarial duties. The AHI is the
world's first independent non-profit body that carries out research, education
and prevention programmes for airline passenger health affected by flying,
e.g. asthma, cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, blood disorders, strokes,
fainting, diabetes, epilepsy, cancers, pregnancy, fear of flying and
transmission of contagious diseases. We provide an invaluable, independent,
source of information and comment on aviation health issues. If you would like
to help out with our activities on a voluntary basis, please tel.: Mrs Kidd,
Oxford 739681.

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The Bodleian Shop

For all your Christmas and Millennium gifts and cards, from
the Bodleian chair at £425, the Bodley medal limited edition replica at
£150, and the Bodleian bookrest at £100, to the Bodleian `Bookshelf'
photo frame at £2.99. Our new Christmas cards are all priced at £3.95
for ten. From Mon. 4 Oct., University staff showing their University staff card
will be entitled to a 10% discount on all purchases (except sale goods). Find
us in the Old Library, open: Mon.,–Fri., 9 a.m–6 p.m., Sat., 9
a.m.–12.30 p.m.. Tel.: Oxford 277216, e-mail: sales@bodley.ox.ac.uk., for a
copy of our new catalogue.

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The Ashmolean Shop

The Ashmolean shop is open Tues.–Sats. 10 a.m.–5
p.m., and Sun. 2–5 p.m. During the course of Nov.and Dec.it will also be
open on Mons. The shop is the sole outlet in Oxford for Card-Aid charity
Christmas cards. In addition, the shop stocks the Museum's own Christmas
cards together with gift wrap, diaries, calendars, jewellery, books and
exclusive giftware. Please present University staff card to qualify for
discount. A mail-order catalogue is available on application to the Publications
Department. Tel.: Oxford (2) 78010, e-mail: publications@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.

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Tuition Offered

Clarinet tuition (classical and jazz), guitar tuition (classical,
folk, blues), theory and aural training. All levels—beginner to diploma.
English language one-to-one. Woodwind restoration. Contact: J. Hill, LRAM,
ARCM, on Oxford 375526/Mobile 0411 574206. E-mail:
jona.hill@tinyonline.co.uk.

Piano tuition, experienced teacher. Adults and children. All
grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read B.A. (Hons.) LRAM. Jericho.
Tel.: Oxford 510904.

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Services Offered

Highly experienced, freelance editor with Apple Mac, offers
editing and proof-reading assistance for books, articles, theses, etc. Any
subject undertaken, but particular experience in STM, social sciences, art and
local history. Desk-top publishing facility (Quark X-press) also available. Rates
from £8.50 per hour. Tel.: Merilyn Holme, Oxford 241480, e-mail:
merilyn@holmem.freeserve.co.uk.

Self-assessment. Have your tax return completed, and
liabilities agreed by a specialist in personal taxation. £120 for basic
return, plus £40 for rental income, authorship/royalty accounts etc. John
M. Hanks LLM FCA, 50 Thames St., Oxford OX1 1SU. Tel.: Oxford 438572, e-mail:
john.hanks@ukonline.co.uk. A personal and professional service at competitive
rates.

Psychotherapy: experienced, qualified UKCP registered
Gestalt and Integrative Psychotherapist recently moved from Nottingham to
Merton (between Bicester and Islip). I am available to see individuals and
couples for short or long term therapy. New ongoing daytime psychotherapy
group starting early in the new year. Personal and/or professional
development workshops available throughout next year. Individual and group
supervision also available. For further information contact Ruth Nathan, tel.:
Oxford 331899.

Software Training: I can offer training and help with many
Windows applications (Windows 95, word for Windows, email, etc), one-to-one
or in small groups. If you are struggling to get started, or want to get the
best possible use from your PC resources, contact me and we can see where
I can help with filling in knowledge gaps, suggesting short cuts, and turning
software use into an enjoyable and meaningful activity. Janet Caldwell, Oxford
Software Training, 23 Squitchey Lane, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 511566, e-mail:
Janet.Caldwell@Virgin.Net.

Personal computer consultants, offering expert advice and
tuition for both hardware and software. On site service at home or in the
office. We provide upgrades for most computers, or alternatively, we also
supply our range of personally built, to your specification, KTec computers.
We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a
quality service, matched with competitive prices, tel.: Chris Lewis on Oxford
461222, fax: 461333, e-mail: info@kristontec.co.uk.

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in
Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access,
and mail forwarding worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying,
mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury
Rd., Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail:
summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University
Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing,
and finishing. Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disc from all
major DTP programs onto paper, bromide, colour-separated positive or negative
film; high-quality specialist colour copier service. For service, quality, and
competitive prices contact Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press, Great
Clarendon Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

Town and Country Trees, arboricultural contractors. Tree
surgery, felling, planting, hedges, orchard and shrub pruning, stump removal.
Fully qualified, fully insured. Tel.: 01869 351540, or 01993 811115.

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your
local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college.
Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood
cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice,
call Grimebusters. Tel.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Houses to Let

Wheatley village (3 miles east of Oxford). Four-bedroom,
period house, 2 double bedrooms, 2 single, 3 receptions, 1 bathroom, 1 shower
room, piano, cellar, south facing garden, c.h., 2 garages. £1000 p.c.m.,
references. Tel.: 01243 528654.

Pretty Edwardian house, refurbished to mix classic features
with modern amenities, available from Feb. 2000. Central location in quiet
residential area, close to colleges, and riverside nature reserve. Four
bedrooms, study, lounge, new kitchen, bath/shower room, and garden. Domestic
services available if required. £1,250 p.c.m. exc. bills, negotiable on length
of contract. Tel.: A. Honeywell, Oxford 251003, e-mail: mpaehoney@aol.com.

Central North Oxford, Victorian terrace house. Comfortable
family accommodation, sleeps 6, rear courtyard. Close city centre and river
Thames, beautiful water meadows, excellent schools, quiet friendly area.
£1,100 p.c.m., plus local rates. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Modern, furnished, 2-bedroom maisonette in Harefields, North
Oxford. Available now for 1 year or more. £725 p.c.m., plus £725
deposit. Tenant pays council tax, water rates, gas, electricity, and phone bills.
Tel.: Oxford 553905.

North Oxford , within ring road. Beautiful, unusual, open
plan, fully furnished modern house. Very quiet, with stunning views to open
countryside. Off-street parking, and small patio garden. Near convenient bus
route. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret, no children, pets,
or smokers. Available for one year or more. £895 p.m. Tenant pays council
tax, water rates, gas, electricity and phone bills. Tel.: Oxford 515085, e-mail:
trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

Moreton-in-Marsh: Cotswolds home, with garden, 27 miles
from Oxford, 35 mins. by train. Sleeps 5, all mod cons. Beautifully decorated.
Available Jan.,2000. £520 p.c.m. exc. all bills and council tax. Tel.: 01203
524647, fax: 01203 528173.

Temple Cowley, Oxford. This newly built, fully carpeted,
unfurnished town house with conservatory, is available for yearly rental from
early Jan. 2000 for non-smokers only. Integral garage, and parking space for
one other car. Excellent bus service (1 min. walk) to city, and rail station
(approx. 15 mins.). Generously proportioned sitting-room, 3 double bedrooms,
2 bathrooms (1 en-suite), separate cloakroom/WC, large fitted kitchen with
washer/dryer, built-in oven and hob, with French doors leading to a dining-
room/conservatory. £950 p.c.m. For more information please contact Katie
Enock on Oxford 747667 (eve), 0976 247353 (day), or e-mail:
katie.enock@phru.anglox.nhs.uk.

East Oxford. Furnished, 1930s, gas c.h. house, with garden.
3 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, large living/dining-room, off-road parking, near
convenient bus route, shops, and ring road. £650 p.c.m. exc. services and
council tax. Tel.: Oxford 775734 (after 6 p.m.), or 382267 (daytime).

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a
dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through
our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and
make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit
cards accepted), personal service, and professional advice. For further
information contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford
OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet:
http://www.finders.co.uk.

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. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all
the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone,
fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever
we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail:
info@qbman.co.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Accommodation offered in central Oxford, 2 rooms, sharing
facilities, to responsible woman in exchange for occasional help to elderly
widow. Tel.: Oxford 558537 after 5 p.m.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for long or short
stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive,
leafy, quiet North Oxford, within walking distance of all main university
buildings, town centre, theatres and cinemas, and only a stone's throw from
parks, river, shops, and restaurants. All room have c.h., and alternative
heating, colour TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwave, refrigerator
or refrigerator availability. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms.
Tel./fax: Oxford 557879.

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Accommodation Sought

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home and
investment. With our 27 years' experience we assure you of a high level of
service from dedicated and professional letting and management teams. Many
of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are still reaping
the benefits of our high standards of property management. If you would like
details of our services contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road,
Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:
oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet: http://www.finders.co.uk.

American Professor wishes to rent a furnished 2-bedroom flat
in Oxford during Feb., 2000, when he will be visiting Balliol College. A
centrally-located flat, with washing machine, is preferred. Contact Sy D.
Friedman in Vienna, Austria, tel.: 43-1-427750504 or fax: 43-1-42779505.

trong>Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your
property? QB Management is 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: Oxford 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us:
info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at:
http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Accommodation Exchange

House swap. American professor and family (5), seek housing
in Oxford, Mar.–Aug. We offer a large, New Hampshire farmhouse,
surrounded by forested hills, valley meadows. Quiet, near Dartmouth College.
Contact David Nicol, RR2 Box 389, Cornish, NH 03745, USA. E-mail:
NicolFamily@turbont.net.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Charlbury. Double room/single room in shared flat. Central.
Peaceful, tranquil atmosphere, garden. Very reasonable rent. Share bills. Tel.:
01608 81944.

Bedsit. Roomy, quiet, 10 minutes' walk to city centre.
Available mid-Jan. Tel.: Oxford 728533 before 4 Dec.

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Holiday Lets

Italy. Attractive and spacious converted granary. Less than
a mile from Montagnana, a medieval town in Veneto. Half an hour to Padua,
Mantua; an hour from Verona, Vicenza, and Ferrara. 45 minutes to Venice by
train. Sleeps 4/5. E-mail: fratucello@aol.com, or tel.: 0181 348 8528.

Lea Hill Hotel, Membury, Nr. Axminster. Idyllic 14th-
c.,thatched, Devon longhouse, set in 8 acres of beautiful grounds with
stunning views. Eleven luxury en-suite bedrooms, cosy bar, characterful
beamed, split-level dining room, and superb 2 AA Rosette food. Excellent
walking country. Only 8 miles from the sea at Lyme Regis. Perfect venue for
a stress free break. Family owned and run. Recommended by O.U.G. reader.
Tel.: 01404 881890.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno,
superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished
surroundings. Elevated, vine-covered, sitting area with brick
barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to
long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and
around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round.
£280 p.w., £1000 p.m. All linen, electricty and cleaning inc. Tel./fax:
Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

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For Sale

Lesley Reeves, handcrafted gold and silver jewellery, and
tiaras, millennium hallmark. Baroque freshwater pearls. Interesting commissions
welcome. Now at Liscious Interiors, 102 Walton St., (opp. Le Petit Blanc). Tel.:
0973 939683

Renault Espace Helios '93 K-reg, well maintained but with
some cosmetic damage.Tel.: Carroll Morgan, Oxford 73841, 730215(answerphone),
e-mail: carroll@comlab.ox.ac.uk.
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<br /> Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 26 November<br /> - 8 December

Diary


Contents of this section:

Academic Staff
Development 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="http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/training/">Staff Development
ProgrammeWeb site.

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Friday 26 November

DR A. AL-SHAHI: `Affection or duty? Fatherhood in Northern Sudan' (Ethnicity
and Identity Seminar: `The identity of fathers'), ISCA, 61 Banbury Road, 11
a.m.

D. KERR: `Sir George Grey, collector and patron of the Antipodes' (Friends of
the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Life and light in painting', 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
£1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

DR J. SZYRMER: `Stabilising a post-Soviet economy: lessons from Washington
consensus policies' (seminar), Seminar Room A, Department of Economics (Manor
Road), 3 p.m.

DR D.I. SCARGILL: `Oxford, 1899–1999' (School of Geogaphy Centenary
Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

A. BAILES: `Under a European flag? From WEU to EU' (seminar series: `The
European Union and its neighbours'), St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5
p.m.

D. SOSKICE: `An economist looks at incentives for public sector reform' (Oxford
Policy Institute Seminars: `Rethinking approaches to government reforms'),
Magdalen, 5 p.m.

NICOLA KALINSKY: `Painting portraits of gentlemen: Gainsborough's images of
masculinity', Picture Gallery, Christ Church, 5.30 p.m. (tickets, available in
advance from the gallery, £3.50; admission free to members of Christ
Church).

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Saturday 27 November

DEGREE CEREMONIES, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

MAISON FRANÇAISE study-day: `L'interprétation en questions', 10
a.m.–9.30 p.m.

J.-A. DEROME and L. Alford perform violin and piano works by Charles Ives,
George Crumb, Paul Dolden, George Antheil, and Jonathan Harvey, Holywell
Music Room, 6 p.m. (Tickets £6, concessions £3, from the Playhouse
Box Office or at the door.)

S. ISSERLIS and P. Devoyon: concert of works by Beethoven, Martinu, and
Saint-Saëns, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m.
(tickets £12/£8 from Oxford Playhouse, tel. 798600; information from
(2)76821).

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Sunday 28 November

MR TORE REM preaches the Advent Sermon, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

M. TENNANT: `South African predators' (open lecture—free admission),
University Museum of Natural History, 3 p.m.

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Monday 29 November

E. SAVAGE-SMITH: `The practice of surgery in Islamic lands: mythology and
reality' (seminar series: `The year 1000: medicine and disease at the turn of
the last millennium'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 47 Banbury
Road, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. SILK (Savilian Professor of Astronomy): `The infinite universe'
(inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.W. CEASER (John M. Olin Visiting Professor of American
Government): `Towards a new public philosophy in the United States'
(inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. HUPPERT: `Explosive volcanism: extreme mechanics' (Alan Tayler
Lecture on mathematics and its application), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre,
St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with Cary Cooper, Caroline Balding, Christine
Garratt, and student musicians, perform J.S. Bach's Brandenburg
Concertos
nos. 3, 4, 5, New College Chapel, 8.15 p.m. (tickets £6,
concessions £4, from the Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

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Tuesday 30 November

THE MEETING of Congregation, due to take place today, is cancelled.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Shakespeare's world', 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
£1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

M. POPHAM: `The Oxford Text Archive' (Humanities Computing Unit seminars),
Lecture Room A, Computing Services, 1 p.m.

MARK TULLY: `The East–West person' (lecture), Schools, 2 p.m.

MARK TULLY: `Observing India's democracy' (seminar), Balliol, 5 p.m. (those
from outside Balliol should tel. (2)77711 to check availability of space).

BISHOP KALLISTOS WARE: `Eastern Christendom' (lecture series to celebrate
the start of a new millennium: `The history of Christianity—how we got to
where we are now'), Schools, 5 p.m.

R. WELFORD: `Deep change or slow death: what future for business?' (Oxford
Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room,
Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. KRAMER: `Subjectivity rampant! Music, hermeneutics, and
history' (Faculty of Music: Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall,
Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

P. ALEXANDRE: `La Cinquième République en péril'
(lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

P. BRABECK-LETMATHE: `Beyond corporate image: the search for trust'
(European Affairs Society lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 8.30
p.m.

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Wednesday 1 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk (Dr Christopher Brown): `Dutch genre
paintings from the Mauritshuis', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings:
(2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Memory skills', 1.30 p.m.
(see details above).

MARK TULLY: `East–West society' (lecture), Schools, 2 p.m.

RUPERT MURDOCH: `Technology, demography, and other hard facts facing the
builders of the millennium' (University College `Builders of the Millennium'
lecture series), Sheldonian, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket, available from the
Master's Secretary, University College—applications in writing or by e-mail
only).

DR A. OKAZAKI: ` "Con-science" under threat?: power and shadow-selves in
anthropology' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Recapturing the shadow: dream
consciousness, healing, and civil war in the borderlands between Northern and
Southern Sudan'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. HENLEY: `Work and unemployment' (lecture), Regent's Park, 5
p.m.

PROFESSOR L.C. BRESSER PEREIRA: `General considerations—possibilities
and constraints' (first of two Oxford Brazil Lectures: `Good government, good
state'), Latin American Centre (1 Church Walk), 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: wines for the festive season, University Club
(6 South Parks Road), 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

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Thursday 2 December

MATRICULATION CEREMONY, Convocation House, 12.30 p.m.

T. RAHAMAN and I. Smyth: `Gender and conflict: implementation of Beijing
commitments' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars:
`Gendering development after conflict'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen
Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR T.H. ERIKSEN: `Mauritian creoledom and the concept of creolization' (ESRC
Research Programme on Transnational Communities: `Considering Creolization'),
senior common room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

MARK TULLY: `Bridging the East–West divide' (seminar), Schools, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. MCQUAIL: `Conceptual analysis of media accountability'
(Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy seminars), Centre for Socio-
Legal Studies, 5 p.m.

DR D. ZANCANI: `Paget Toynbee and his Dante collection' (Oxford Bibliographical
Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

RT. HON. TONY BLAIR: `Education and human capital in the next century'
(Romanes Lecture), Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m. (tickets available, on proof of
identity, from the Sheldonian, 10 a.m.–12 noon on weekdays).

DR J. CORY: `Environmentally acceptable insecticides: are GMOs an option?'
(Association for Women in Science and Engineering lecture), University Museum
of Natural History, 6 p.m. (admission £1.50; to book, tel. Oxford 483686 or
e-mail: cahobbs@brookes.ac.uk).

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Friday 3 December

DR J. LITTLEWOOD: `Categorical confusion in the delivery room: the
disappearing dad' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of fathers'),
ISCA, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Mozart and Schnittke,
Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5, concessions £2.50, from the
Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: ceramics—the tin glaze
trail', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR T. RANGER: `Movements and stabilities: the historical context for
the study of forced migration in Africa' (Refugee Studies Programme seminars:
`Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen
Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

M. EMERSON: `Reshaping the wider Europe: the impact of the Balkan crisis'
(seminar series: `The European Union and its neighbours'), St Antony's (70
Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

H. ANHEIER: `Does the growth of the not-for-profit sector pose a challenge for
the state?' (Oxford Policy Institute Seminars: `Rethinking approaches to
government reforms'), Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L.C. BRESSER PEREIRA: `The case of Latin America, with special
reference to Brazil' (second of two Oxford Brazil Lectures: `Good government,
good state'), Latin American Centre (1 Church Walk), 5 p.m.

H.E. SHAIKH HAMAD BIN JASSIM AL-THANI: `Islam, the Arabs, and the West: a
dialogue for the new millennium' (lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 4 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `The arts of the Byzantine world',10
a.m.–4 p.m.
(Cost: £18. Booking essential: tel. (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Monday 6 December

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Hilary Term: items to be received by today (e-mail:
lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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Tuesday 7 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Recruitment and selection
for occasional recruiters', 9.30 a.m. (see details above).

A. BOWMAN and others: `Digitisation projects at the Centre for the Study of
Ancient Documents' (Humanities Computing Unit seminars), Lecture Room A,
Computing Services, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A journey through Africa', 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
£1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Wednesday 8 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Dealing with the media',
9.30 a.m. (see details above).

PROFESSOR C. KEELEY: `Puzzles, enigmas, and conundrums: data, theory, and
ethics in the demography of forced migration' (Refugee Studies Programme
seminars: `Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room,
Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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