27 June 1997 - No 4443


Oxford University Gazette

27 June 1997


The following supplement was published with this Gazette:
Said Business School: Verbatim Report of Congregation debate

Note: Voting papers are to be returned by Friday, 4 July.

Gazette publication arrangements

The final Gazettes of the present academic year will be published on 3, 17 and 31 July (the latter Gazettes both with an Appointments Supplement). Publication for 1997-8 will commence on 25 September.

The usual deadlines for receipt of copy will apply throughout.

 


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University Acts

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CONGREGATION 17 June

Approval on a division of Special Resolution not confirmed

Since fifty members of Congregation have signed a requisition for a postal vote on Special Resolution (3), concerning the Said Business School, the approval on a division of that resolution in Congregation on 17 June (see p. 000) is not confirmed.

¶ The verbatim report of the debate on the Special Resolution is published as Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4442, 23 June 1997. Voting papers are being sent to members of Congregation and must be returned to the Registrar not later than 4 p.m. on Friday, 4 July, the date fixed by Mr Vice-Chancellor for holding the vote.

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CONGREGATION 19 June

Election

On Thursday, 19 June, the following was duly elected to hold office for four years from the first day of Michaelmas Term 1997:

As a member of the Nominating Committee for the Vice- Chancellorship

W.E. MACMILLAN, MA, Fellow of Hertford

[The votes recorded were: for Dr Hawkins, 135; for Dr Macmillan, 304]

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 23 June

Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 12 July.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Entitlement of Director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History to a fellowship

Explanatory note

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor will declare carried, without holding the meeting of Congregation on 1 July, the Statute making provision for professorial fellowships at Kellogg College, which was promulgated on 17 June (see `University Agenda' below). Council has accordingly made the following decree, which gives effect to consequential changes.

Text of Decree (1)

[See Decree annexed to Statute, Gazette, 29 May 1997.]

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Decree (2): Establishment of Corcoran Memorial Fund

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides for the formal acceptance of a generous benefaction from Mr J.K. Corcoran to establish a fund to be called the Corcoran Memorial Fund, in memory of his son, the late Mr S. Corcoran, Wadham, the net income of which shall be used to fund the Corcoran Memorial Prizes and Lectures, in the field of Statistics.

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Text of Decree (2)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1995, p. 553), insert new zzzz 54 as follows and renumber existing §§ 54–7 (pp. 553–5, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 20 February 1997, Gazette, p. 776) as §§ 55–8: `§ 54. Corcoran Memorial Fund

1. The University accepts from the Trustee of the University of Oxford Development Trust Fund the sum of £15,000, being a benefaction from Mr J.K. Corcoran, and any further sums which may be donated for the same purpose, to establish a fund in memory of Mr S. Corcoran, Wadham. The net income from the fund shall be applied to provide a prize or prizes, each to be known as a Corcoran Memorial Prize, for award to graduate students of the University in Statistics, and also the annual Corcoran Memorial Lecture (or Lectures) in Statistics.

2. The fund shall be administered by the Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, which shall appoint a committee to determine the value of the prize or prizes, appoint judges, and appoint the lecturer or lecturers (who may be the prizewinner or prizewinners). This committee, which shall meet each Michaelmas Term, shall comprise the Professor of Applied Statistics and the Professor of Statistical Science ex officio and two other members elected by the board for periods of five years. The elected members shall be re-eligible.

3. One or more prizes of equal value, consisting of a bronze medal and a sum of money, shall be awarded every two years to members of the University provided that there are candidates of sufficient merit.

4. Each prize shall be awarded for outstanding work, as determined by the committee, in the form of a dissertation or thesis, deposited in the Bodleian Library or another library within the University, or in the form of a publication, provided always that the dissertation, thesis, or publication shall have been deposited or published within the twelve terms preceding the date of the award.

5. A prize shall not be awarded on more than one occasion to the same person.

6. The lecturer or lecturers shall be appointed annually by the committee, which shall determine the fee, if any, to be paid from the fund to each lecturer.

7. If in any year a prize is not awarded or there is unexpended income from the fund for any other reason, the surplus income shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

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

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Decree (3): Former Halsey Research Fund

Explanatory note

The following decree deletes an obsolete reference to the Halsey Research Fund, which has now been exhausted.

Text of Decree (3)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1995, p. 585), delete zzzz 142 and renumber existing §§ 143-64 (pp. 586–95) as §§ 142–63.

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Decree (4): Appointment of examiners for courses of study under the aegis of the Committee on Continuing Education

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee on Continuing Education and with the concurrence of the General Board and, where appropriate, the Mathematical Sciences Board, makes provision for the appointment of examiners for the Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering, and increases the number of examiners who may be appointed for the Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy.

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 980, after l. 4 insert:

`Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Therapy:     Up to six.'

2 Ibid., p. 992, l. 22, after `Science' insert `, the Postgraduate Diploma, and the Postgraduate Certificate'.

3 Ibid., as amended by Decree (4) of 12 December 1996 (Gazette, p. 487), after `Engineering and' insert `for the Degree of Master of Science'.

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CONGREGATION 25 June

Encaenia

THE PUBLIC ORATOR delivered an introduction, after which THE PROFESSOR OF POETRY delivered the Oration `in Commemoration of the Benefactors of the University according to the intention of Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham.'

¶ The text of the Diploma read by the Public Orator at the Encaenia, and the texts of the speeches made by him in introducing the Creweian Oration and in introducing the recipients of Honorary Degrees at the Encaenia, and of the Oration, are published as Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4443.

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 12 July, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 1 July

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the statute approved, the preambles adopted, and the special resolution carried without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1995, p. 8).

Notices

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VISIT OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

HIS EXCELLENCY NELSON ROLIHLAHLA MANDELA, DCL, President of the Republic of South Africa, will visit the University on Friday, 11 July. There will be a ceremony of welcome in the Convocation House at 12 noon on that day, at which the Chancellor of the University will speak and President Mandela will reply.

Admission to the ceremony will be by ticket only. Members of the University wishing to attend should send applications for tickets, not later than Friday, 4 July, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70190; e-mail: Philip.Moss@admin.ox. ac.uk). The ceremony will not be open to the general public.

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UNIVERSITY BUDGET FOR 1997–8

Statement by Council and the General Board

Council and the General Board, in determining the University's budget for the next financial year, have taken into account the outcome of the Research Assessment Exercise and the opportunities which are presented by the resultant increase in HEFCE research funding, but have also been mindful of the continuing uncertainties underlying the future, specifically the recommendations of the Dearing Committee and the higher education policies of the new government.

Income and general decisions on expenditure

The income estimated to be available to the University for 1997–8 is £6.2m greater than in the current year. £4.1m represents net increased funding from HEFCE, the remainder arises from fee income, investment income, and research contract overheads. HEFCE funding for teaching increased from £36.6m to £37.9m, but this includes about £1.7m of funds previously distributed separately for equipment indicating that the real change is about –1 per cent. HEFCE funding for research also increased, from £44.5m to £54.3m. About £3.7m represents the transfer of equipment funds, and a further £1m relates to `generic research' funding which does not form part of the quality-rated distribution, the total of which amounted therefore to £49.6m, an increase of £6.1m [1] compared to the comparable figure of £43.5m in 1996–7. However, expenditure is also increasing and at a faster rate than HEFCE income. Thus inflationary increases alone would, over a short period of years, absorb much of the increase without any further action. The University's policy of allocating substantial sums annually on a non-recurrent basis allows some flexibility in coping with year-on-year changes, and in respect of next year allowed Council to release some £8.2m of new money, £7.5m to the General Board (see final two paragraphs of this notice), £0.5m to central administration (of which half is non-recurrent, and of which a significant proportion relates to improvements in the service delivered to departments under the Prophecy and payroll/personnel systems and the installation of security cameras in the vicinity of Radcliffe Square at the request of the Security Committee), and £0.2m to the Buildings Committee. This is in contrast to the position expected last year when cuts were projected in all budgets in order to break even. Removal of the need for these budget reductions is a direct consequence of the RAE and absorbed a considerable proportion of the new money allocated for 1997–8.

In approving the budget for 1997–8 Council accepted the budgetary policies recommended by the Resources Committee in respect of the current and future years, including the achievement of a modest surplus of some £1m each year in order to strengthen central reserves which underpin the current activities of the University and may be needed to cope with rapid government policy changes as have been experienced in the past. A particular concern of the committee recently has been the funding of major capital projects, and accordingly sums which have been received by the University as non-recurrent items are being transferred to capital funds to help to meet the cost of projects, to which commitments have already been made or are anticipated within the medium term.

Council has also been concerned about the longer-term implications of the University's current level of financial commitment and flexibility, in the light of possible future funding changes. At present it is only possible to look forward for two years with any confidence. In 1998–9 the revised baseline for HEFCE funding is expected to decline in real terms, and it seems most unlikely that the level of new money released in 1997–8 could be repeated. Beyond that, it can be assumed that proposals made by the Dearing Committee will be implemented, with unknown results on the University's funding position. It is necessary therefore to recognise that although the budget for next year has given the University the opportunity to invest in new developments over a wide spectrum, it is not possible to make any confident prediction of what level of funding may be available in later years.

General Board decisions

The Board did not this year ask departments or other subject areas for bids as part of the preparation for the 1997–8 budget because it was not clear until late Hilary Term whether the University's income would be higher than in previous years. The Board agreed in Michaelmas Term 1996 that there were a number of strategic activities which would require additional funding in 1997–8 even if no new funding from HEFCE was available (i.e. redeployment would have been necessary). The Board informed departments in Michaelmas Term that in compiling the 1997–8 budget it assigned the highest priority to funding for the following strategic areas: the restoration of at least part of the cut in equipment funding in 1996–7, IT support, the library sector (especially the need to complete retrospective conversion), the most urgent needs identified by General Board reviews (particularly of non-departmentally organised faculties), and the bringing forward of target grant increases for certain of the Board's grant-formula departments. However, it was fully expected that the HEFCE grant for 1997–8 might be lower than in 1996–7 because of the imposition of `efficiency gains' and the possibility that `grade drift' in the Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) would mean little significant extra money for Oxford even if the University did well. If this had happened it would have been necessary for the University to consider how it would reduce expenditure, particularly in the General Board's budget as this is the greatest area of university spending. It is still a very real possibility that general retrenchment may need to be considered in future years, and the General Board has this under consideration.

The General Board has given detailed and careful consideration to the allocation of its extra funds in the light of the above priorities. In view of the fundamental importance to the academic health of the University of the appointment of high-quality academic staff, the board has allocated £0.58m non-recurrently to help to cover the cost of releasing over fifty academic posts from Ocober 1998 (about half the estimated vacancies at that date). Major recurrent allocations on which the Board has decided include an additional £2.65m for equipment funding in 1997-8 to restore the equipment grants to their 1995-6 level, an additional £0.74m for the major departmental and faculty board grants, and an extra £0.69m both to facilitate the bringing forward of certain formula departments' target grant increases and to fund changes in student load in the grant formula. The £0.74m has been given to improve the level of support to the major academic units. Other recurrent allocations include £0.55m for funding needs identified by General Board reviews, £0.2m for the restructuring of IT posts, £0.15m to a new scheme to provide career support to long-serving contract research staff, and some funds to establish a contingency reserve.

The major non-recurrent allocations apart from the impetus to refilling academic posts referred to above include £0.9m to assist in the elimination of equipment overspends and the transition to the new funding regime for equipment, £0.78m on library needs, £0.25m for the outcome of General Board reviews, and £0.23m on short-term IT posts, as well as various other smaller allocations.

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[1] The difference between this increase and the net increase of £4.1m is accounted for largely by an increase in the deduction made by HEFCE to take account of college fee income, and also by the real reduction in the teaching element of the grant and by the absence in 1997–8 of some miscellaneous HEFCE income received in 1996–7.
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DIRECTORSHIP OF THE BRAZILIAN STUDIES CENTRE

LESLIE BETHELL (BA, PH.D. London), formerly Professor of Latin American History and Director of the Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London, has been appointed to the directorship for a period of five years with effect from 16 June 1997.

Professor Bethell will be a fellow of St Antony's College.

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HEADSHIP OF THE SUB-DEPARTMENT OF CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS

On the recommendation of the Physical Sciences Board and the General Board, Council has assigned the Sub-department of Condensed Matter Physics to R.A. COWLEY, MA, Dr Lee's Professor of Experimental Philosophy, for a period of five years from 1 October 1997.

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WILDE LECTURERSHIP IN NATURAL AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION

ROLAND LITTLEWOOD, Professor of Anthropology and Psychiatry, University College, London, has been appointed to the lecturership for the academic year 1998–9.

PETER VAN INWAGEN, John Cardinal O'Hara Professor of Philosophy, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, United States, has been appointed to the lecturership for the academic year 1999–2000.

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SPEAKER'S LECTURERSHIP IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

ANDREW CHESTER, University Lecturer, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, has been appointed to the lecturership for two years from 1 October 1999.

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GEOFFREY RHOADES COMMEMORATIVE BURSARY 1997

The Examiners in the Preliminary Examination in Fine Art have awarded the Bursary to JUSTIN CHARLES THOMAS COOMBES, Exeter College.

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EGERTON COGHILL LANDSCAPE PRIZE 1997

The Prize has been awarded jointly to TIMOTHY KEITH HUMPHREY BRADEN, Brasenose College, and KRISTIAN STUART FRANKS, Hertford College.

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ELLERTON THEOLOGICAL ESSAY PRIZE 1997

The Prize has been awarded to ANDREW P. BROWNE, Christ Church.

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CRAVEN AWARDS 1997

Craven Fellowship: BARBARA KOWALZIG, St John's College

Derby Scholarship: ALEXANDER EVERS, Brasenose College

Thomas Whitcombe Greene Scholarship for Classical Art and Archaeology: FRÉDÉRIQUE LANDUYT, Wolfson College

The Henry Pelham Francis Studentship has not been awarded.

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GREEK AND LATIN DECLAMATION PRIZES 1997

Greek Reading Prizes
First Prize: GABRIELLE HIGGINS, Merton College
Second Prize: ROBERT MASON, Queen's College

Latin Reading Prizes
First Prize: LYDIA PRIOR, Magdalen College
Second Prize: RICHARD HEWITT, Merton College

Greek Recitation Prize: RICHARD HEWITT, Merton College
Commended: NOEL DILWORTH, Queen's College, and HELEN EASTMAN, Corpus Christi College

Latin Recitation Prize: LUKE HOUGHTON, Merton College

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CONINGTON PRIZE 1997

The Prize has been awarded to JOHN MA, All Souls College.

Commended: DR ITTAI GRADEL, Lady Margaret Hall, and DR JAMES DAVIDSON, Trinity College

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UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE

Long Vacation hours

The hours of the Counselling Service will be as follows over the Long Vacation:

Monday, 7 July–Friday, 1 August: open 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

Monday, 4 August–Friday, 29 August: closed

Monday, 1 September–Friday, 26 September: open 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

From Monday, 29 September: usual hours—open weekdays, 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

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Lectures

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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

PROFESSOR A. BLAIR WORDEN, Professor of History, University of Sussex, will deliver a James Ford Special Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `John Milton and Oliver Cromwell.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 1997

DR PIERRE HASSNER, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, Paris, will deliver the 1997 Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The bourgeois and the barbarian: war and peace in the post-military age.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Department of Ophthalmology

Ida Mann Lecture

MR J. ELSTON, Oxford Eye Hospital, will deliver the seventeenth Ida Mann Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 July, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary. The lecture will follow the Oxford Eye Hospital Alumni Meeting.

Subject: ` "To find the mind's construction in the face"—the neurology of facial and eyelid movements.'

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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Medieval seminar: Oxford–Tübingen

This seminar, which will bring together scholars and graduate students from Tübingen and Oxford working in related fields of medieval history, philosophy, and literature, will be held on 11, 12, and 14 July. The sessions on 11 and 12 July will take place in 47 Wellington Square, except where otherwise indicated; the 14 July session in Lecture Room A, the Computing Services.

Enquiries should be directed to Dr Michael Stolz, EHRC, 47 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (telephone: Oxford (2)80744, fax: (2)80740, e-mail: michael.stolz @modern-languages.ox.ac.uk).

Friday, 11 July. Historical section: aspects of religious life and thought in medieval Oxford and Germany

DR R. CROSS, Oriel
9 a.m.: `John Duns Scotus.'

S. MÜLLER, Tübingen
10 a.m.: `William of Occam—a theologian in Oxford.'

DR J. CLARK, St Edmund Hall
11 a.m.: `Monastic learning in Oxford in the fifteenth century.'

M. WILDE, Tübingen
1.30 p.m.: `Meister Eckhart als Mystiker.'

S. BURKERT, St Edmund Hall
2.30 p.m.: `Mystik und Katechese bei Meister Eckhart und Marquard von Lindau.'

DR P. ROBINSON, Wolfson
4 p.m., Lecture Room A, Computing Services: Presentation of the Oxford Canterbury Tales project (computerised manuscript edition).

 


 

Saturday, 12 July. Philological section: Media(eval) culture. Aspects of literacy, dialogic discourse and didacticism in German texts of the Middle Ages

DR A. SUERBAUM, Somerville
9 a.m.: `Wahrheit und Lüge in Hartmanns Iwein.'

S. COXON, Wolfson
10 a.m.: `Produktive Überlieferung—Wolfdietrich.'

PROFESSOR DR B. WACHINGER, Tübingen
11 a.m.: `Zabulons Buch.'

U. KOCHER, Tübingen
2 p.m.: `Dialogizität in der deutschen Boccaccio—Rezeption.'

DR H. LÄHNEMANN, Tübingen
3 p.m.: `Landschaftsdarstellung und Moraldidaxe im 15. Jahrhundert.'

DR M. STOLZ, EHRC
4 p.m.: `Szenische Artes- Repräsentation in der Volkssprache.'

 


 

Monday, 14 July (9–11 a.m.). Presentation of computer editing programmes and computer databases

M. POPHAM, OUCS: `The Oxford Text Archive.' DR A. FIEBIG, Tübingen: `Recta ordinatione explanare. Textual structure as basis for data conversion.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

HE MR NELSON MANDELA, President of the Republic of South Africa, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 July, in the Sheldonian Theatre.p Admission will be by ticket only. Applications for tickets should be made before 4 July to the Centre Secretary, the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR.

Subject: `Renewal and renaissance: towards a new world order.'

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LIBRARIES COMMITTEE TRAINING CO- ORDINATING COMMITTEE

PAULA O'CONNOR of Blackwell Publishers will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 July, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. The seminar, which is intended to be of interest to researchers and librarians, will be followed by refreshments and informal discussion. Bookings should be made before 4 July by sending an e-mail to: courses@las.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Electronic journals: new media for research information.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Conference: Racialising class, classifying race—labour and difference in Africa, USA, and Britain

The programme for this conference, to be held in St Antony's College, 11–13 July, is given below. Each session will include a number of presentations, by various speakers.

Further information can be found at http://users.ox.ac.uk~sant0425/.

Registration for one session costs œ5. Full registration is œ75 (œ45 for students and unwaged persons). Enquiries should be directed to Dr Peter Alexander, St Antony's College (e-mail: peter.alexander@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Friday 11 July. Historical section: aspects of religious life and thought in medieval Oxford and Germany

DR R. CROSS, Oriel
9 a.m.: `John Duns Scotus.'

S. MÜLLER, Tübingen
10 a.m.: `William of Occam—a theologian in Oxford.'

DR J. CLARK, St Edmund Hall
11 a.m.: `Monastic learning in Oxford in the fifteenth century.'

M. WILDE, Tübingen
1.30 p.m.: `Meister Eckhart als Mystiker.'

S. BURKERT, St Edmund Hall
2.30 p.m.: `Mystik und Katechese bei Meister Eckhart und Marquard von Lindau.'

DR P. ROBINSON, Wolfson
4 p.m., Lecture Room A, Computing Services: Presentation of The Canterbury Tales (computerised manuscript edition).

 


 

Saturday 12 July. Philological section: Media(eval) culture. Aspects of literacy, dialogic discourse and didacticism in German texts of the Middle Ages

DR A. SUERBAUM, Somerville
9 a.m.: `Wahrheit und Lüge in Hartmanns Iwein.'

S. COXON, Wolfson
10 a.m.: `Produktive Überlieferung—Wolfdietrich.'

PROFESSOR DR B. WACHINGER, Tübingen
11 a.m.: `Zabulons Buch.'

U. KOCHER, Tübingen
2 p.m.: `Dialogizität in der deutschen Boccaccio—Rezeption.'

DR H. LÄHNEMANN, Tübingen
3 p.m.: `Landschaftsdarstellung und Moraldidaxe im 15. Jahrhundert.'

DR M. STOLZ, EHRC
4 p.m.: `Szenische Artes- Repräsentation in der Volkssprache.'

 


 

Monday 14 July (9–11 a.m.). Presentation of computer editing programmes and computer databases

M. POPHAM, OUCS: `The Oxford Text Archive.'
DR A. FIEBIG, Tübingen: `Recta ordinatione explanare. Textual structure as basis for data conversion.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

HE MR NELSON MANDELA, President of the Republic of South Africa, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 July, in the Sheldonian Theatre.p Admission will be by ticket only. Applications for tickets should be made before 4 July to the Centre Secretary, the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR.

Subject: `Renewal and renaissance: towards a new world order.'

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LIBRARIES COMMITTEE TRAINING CO- ORDINATING COMMITTEE

PAULA O'CONNOR of Blackwell Publishers will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 July, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. The seminar, which is intended to be of interest to researchers and librarians, will be followed by refreshments and informal discussion. Bookings should be made before 4 July by sending an e-mail to: courses@las.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Electronic journals: new media for research information.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Conference: Racialising class, classifying race—labour and difference in Africa, USA, and Britain

 

The programme for this conference, to be held in St Antony's College, 11–13 July, is given below. Each session will include a number of presentations, by various speakers.

Further information can be found at Friday 11 July. Historical section: aspects of religious life and thought in medieval Oxford and Germany DR R. CROSS, Oriel
9 a.m.: `John Duns Scotus.'

S. MÜLLER, Tübingen
10 a.m.: `William of Occam—a theologian in Oxford.'

DR J. CLARK, St Edmund Hall
11 a.m.: `Monastic learning in Oxford in the fifteenth century.'

M. WILDE, Tübingen
1.30 p.m.: `Meister Eckhart als Mystiker.'

S. BURKERT, St Edmund Hall
2.30 p.m.: `Mystik und Katechese bei Meister Eckhart und Marquard von Lindau.'

DR P. ROBINSON, Wolfson
4 p.m., Lecture Room A, Computing Services: Presentation of The Canterbury Tales (computerised manuscript edition).

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Saturday 12 July. Philological section: Media(eval) culture. Aspects of literacy, dialogic discourse and didacticisn in German texts of the Middle Ages

DR A. SUERBAUM, Somerville
9 a.m.: `Wahrheit und Lüge in Hartmanns Iwein.'

S. COXON, Wolfson
10 a.m.: `Produktive Überlieferung—Wolfdietrich.'

PROFESSOR DR B. WACHINGER, Tübingen
11 a.m.: `Zabulons Buch.'

U. KOCHER, Tübingen
2 p.m.: `Dialogizität in der deutschen Boccaccio—Rezeption.'

DR H. LÄHNEMANN, Tübingen
3 p.m.: `Landschaftsdarstellung und Moraldidaxe im 15. Jahrhundert.'

DR M. STOLZ, EHRC
4 p.m.: `Szenische Artes- Repräsentation in der Volkssprache.'

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Monday 14 July (9–11 a.m.). Presentation of computer editing programmes and computer databases

M. POPHAM, OUCS: `The Oxford Text Archive.'
DR A. FIEBIG, Tübingen: `Recta ordinatione explanare. Textual structure as basis for data conversion.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

HE MR NELSON MANDELA, President of the Republic of South Africa, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 July, in the Sheldonian Theatre.p Admission will be by ticket only. Applications for tickets should be made before 4 July to the Centre Secretary, the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR.

Subject: `Renewal and renaissance: towards a new world order.'

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LIBRARIES COMMITTEE TRAINING CO- ORDINATING COMMITTEE

PAULA O'CONNOR of Blackwell Publishers will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 July, in Lecture Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. The seminar, which is intended to be of interest to researchers and librarians, will be followed by refreshments and informal discussion. Bookings should be made before 4 July by sending an e-mail to: courses@las.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Electronic journals: new media for research information.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Conference: Racialising class, classifying race—labour and difference in Africa, USA, and Britain

 

The programme for this conference, to be held in St Antony's College, 11–13 July, is given below. Each session will include a number of presentations, by various speakers.

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Registration for one session costs £5. Full registration is £75 (£45 for students and unwaged persons). Enquiries should be directed to Dr Peter Alexander, St Antony's College (e-mail: peter.alexander@sa nt.ox.ac.uk).

Friday, 11 July

2 p.m. Registration.

3 p.m. Opening remarks and Race and Labour in a Wider Context (Panel 1).

5.15 p.m. DAVID MONTGOMERY, Yale: `Empire, race, and working-class mobilisations' (keynote address).

 

Saturday, 12 July

9.30 a.m. (a) `Racism, violence, and the working class' (Panel 2); (b) `Race, labour, and the law' (Panel 3). 11.30 a.m. (a) `Gender, race, and labour' (Panel 4); (b) `Industrial comparisons—mining' (Panel 5). 2 p.m. `Race and the organisation of labour' (Panel 9). 4 p.m. `The meaning and character of "whiteness" ' (Panel 10).

Sunday, 13 July

9.30 a.m. (a) `Migration and immigrant workers' (Panel 7); (b) `Industrial comparisons—the waterfront' (Panel 6). 11.30 a.m. (a) `Thinking about race and class' (Panel 8); (b) `Race, labour, and political transitions in South Africa' (Panel 11). 2 p.m. Summary and closing remarks.

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OXTALENT: Action Group on Teaching and Learning Enhanced by New Technology at Oxford

 

DR SU WHITE, Educational Developer and Multimedia Consultant, Interactive Learning Centre, University of Southampton, will deliver an interactive lecture at 12 noon on Monday, 7 July, in the Seminar Room, the New Chemistry Building. The lecture is the first of a series of meetings intended to raise the profile of the use of technology in teaching and learning.

Subject: `How do you go about enhancing teaching and learning through IT?'

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OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

The following lectures will be given at the meeting of the Oxford Signalling Group to be held at 4 p.m. on Friday, 27 June, in the Department of Pharmacology.

ANN RIDLEY, Ludwig Institute, London: `Rho family proteins: signalling to the actin cytoskeleton.'

ANDY STOKER, Department of Human Anatomy: `The neural crest: motility, adhesion, and phosphotyrosine signalling.'

 

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Grants and Research Funding

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Examinations and Boards

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ANNUAL ELECTIONS OF MEMBERS OF BOARDS OF FACULTIES

Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine (13 June): Results

UNCONTESTED ELECTION

Official members

1. A.J. BRON, MA, Margaret Ogilvie's Reader in Ophthalmology

2. P.J. MORRIS, MA, Nuffield Professor of Surgery

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CONTESTED ELECTION

Ordinary members

1. J.K. ARONSON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Green College

2. L.J. HANDS, MA, Green College

3. J.M. HOPKIN, MA, Fellow of Brasenose

(The votes recorded were: L.J. Hands, 92; J.M. Hopkin, 92; J.K. Aronson, 68; J.A.H. Wass, 63; M.S.T.A. Lawrence, 44)

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APPOINTMENT OF EXAMINERS

The following have been appointed:

SECOND PUBLIC EXAMINATION

Honour Schools

Natural Science

Physiological Sciences

R.C.A. PEARSON, BM, MA, D.PHIL., Trinity (vice Everitt, granted leave of absence)

For Trinity Term 1997

BACHELOR OF MEDICINE

First Examination

Biochemistry

J.S. KNOWLAND, MA, D.PHIL., Pembroke (vice Leighton, resigned)

Until the first day of Michaelmas Term 1998

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STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING SCIENCE

Final Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science 1999

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science 1999. Undergraduates may choose up to two papers from this list.

Section II.I: Compilers and Operating Systems (as for Section II, Option 1, of the Honour School of Computation 1999)

Section II.2: Computer Graphics, Splines, and Computational Geometry (as for Section II, Option 2, of the Honour School of Computation 1999)

Section II.3: Parallel Scientific Computation and Parallel Algorithms (as for Section II, Option 3, of the Honour School of Computation 1999)

Section II.4: Object Oriented Programming (as for Section II, Option 4, of the Honour School of Computation 1999)

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 12 July.

1 Boards of the Faculties of Literae Humaniores and Physical Sciences

Honour School of Physics and Philosophy

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 498, after l. 8 insert: `An honours classification will be awarded only if performance in both Physics and Philosophy is of honours standard in either Part A or Part B.'

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2 Boards of the Faculties of Law, Literae Humaniores, Mathematical Sciences, Medieval and Modern Languages, Physical Sciences, Psychological Studies, Social Studies, and Theology

Regulations for Philosophy in some of the Honour Schools

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 469, delete ll. 36–8 and substitute:

`The paper will consist of two sections. Section A will include philosophical problems associated with classical physics, and some basic philosophical issues raised by the Special Theory of Relativity. Section B will be concerned with introductory philosophical problems related to the interpretation of quantum mechanics. Candidates will be required to answer at least one question from each section.'

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DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF MUSIC

The Board of the Faculty of Music has granted leave to D. BEVAN, Queen's, to supplicate for the Degree of Bachelor of Music. A list of evidence submitted by the candidate is available at the University Offices.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Biological Sciences

E.K. BARBER, Brasenose: `A functional analysis of CD33 and CD34'.
St Catherine's, Monday, 7 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M. Owen, T.W. Craig.

F. MUTAPI, Linacre: `Immuno-epidemiology of human schistosomiasis'.
Department of Zoology, Monday, 21 July, 4 p.m.
Examiners: R.M. Anderson, J. Kusel.

Clinical Medicine

A.M. RANKIN, Exeter: `An investigation of CD28/B7 family binding interactions and co-stimulation, using immunoglobulin fusion proteins'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Tuesday, 15 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.P. Cobbold, D. Sansom.

 

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English Language and Literature

J.R. BUCHANAN, Worcester: `Visions of island: The Tempest on film, 1905–91'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 11 July, 10 a.m.
Examiners: A.D. Smith, J. Wilders.

E. HILBERT, St Catherine's: `Dark earth, dark heavens: British apocalyptic writing in the First World War and its aftermath'.
Worcester, Friday, 26 September, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.D. Bradshaw, D. Graham.

 

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Literae Humaniores

T.J. SMITH, Merton: `Komasts and related figures in archaic Greece c.520 bc'.
Beazley Archive, Thursday, 10 July, 11.30 a.m.
Examiners: D.C. Kurtz, F. Lissarrague.

 

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Mathematical Sciences

H.M. WARK, Balliol: `Banach spaces with few operators and multiplier results'.
St John's, Friday, 11 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: C.J.K. Batty, D.J.H. Garling.

 

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Oriental Studies

SHU-YING CHEN, Wolfson: `Problems in the Pali Bhikkhun-Vinaya: a thematic study in comparative perspective'.
Oriental Institute, Saturday, 28 June, 9 a.m.
Examiners: D. von HinŸber, G. Schopen.

 

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Physical Sciences

HWEE KOON TAY, St Edmund Hall: `Barrier properties of water-borne polymeric coatings and corrosion protection'.
St Catherine's, Tuesday, 8 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: C. Viney, S.B. Lyon.

 

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Physiological Sciences

M.O.S. NESBIT, Jesus: `The development of an identified neuronal population within the rat visual cortex—callosal projection neurons'.
University Laboratory of Physiology, Thursday, 10 July, 2 p.m.
Examiners: I.D. Thompson, D.J. Price.

 

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Pyschological Studies

A. POLAK, Linacre: `Role of children's theory of mind in the expressive behaviours accompanying everyday deceit'.
Department of Experimental Psychology, Wednesday, 2 July, 11 a.m.
Examiners: J. Dunn, P. Collett.

 

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Social Studies

J. HILLEN, St Antony's: `Mounting, directing, and employing multinational military foces: the UN experience, 1948–94'.
Social Studies Faculty Centre, Thursday, 10 July, 3.30 p.m.
Examiners: L.D. Freedman, E.A. Roberts.

 

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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OBITUARY

St Hilda's College

HELEN GARTSIDE, MA, DIP.THEOL., April 1997; commoner 1934–40. Aged 81.

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ELECTIONS

Brasenose College

To an open scholarship in Physics:

SEBASTIAN D. JESTER, formerly of Mathias Claudius Gymnasium, Hamburg

To an open exhibition in Physics:

TIMOTHY J. BIGGS, formerly of Nottingham High School

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St Anne's College

To an Official Fellowship in English Language and Literature in association with a Times Lecturership in English Language:

DR MATTHEW REYNOLDS (BA, PH.D. Cambridge)

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St Hugh's College

To a Professorial Fellowship:

RICHARD PEIRCE BRENT (B.SC., D.SC. Monash, MS, PH.D. Stanford), Professor of Computing Science

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Somerville College

To a Bull Scholarship in Classics and Modern Languages:

RICHARD JONATHAN ELLIOTT, formerly of Oundle School, Peterborough

To a Coombs Exhibition in Modern History:

NOAH BULKIN, formerly of Westminster School, London

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Wolfson College

To Governing Body Fellowships (From 1 October 1997):

DR A. DEIGHTON, BA, DIP. ED. (MA, PH.D. Reading)

DR P.J. HARRISON, MA, BM, B.CH., M.R.C.PSYCH.

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To an Extraordinary Governing Body Fellowship (from 18 June 1997):

DR J.F. ASHTON, MA, D.LITT. (STL LYONS, LSS Rome)

 

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To an Emeritus Fellowship (from 1 October 1997):

R.J. ROBERTS, MA

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To Supernumerary Fellowships (from 1 October 1997):

DR H.R.D. HARDY, MA, B.PHIL., D.PHIL.

M.C.A. MACDONALD, MA

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To Research Fellowships (from 1 October 1997):

DR C.V. CROWTHER (BA Cambridge, MA Cincinnati, PH.D. London)

DR G. OLIVERI, D.PHIL. (BA Bari, Italy)

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To Isaiah Berlin Junior Research Fellowships (from 1 October 1997):

MS S. ASPDEN, M.STUD. (BA, B.MUS., M.MUS. Victoria University of Wellington)

W.W. LATSCH, M.SC. (BA Sussex)

To the Guy Newton Junior Research Fellowship (from 1 October 1997):

DR A.J. HANNAN, (B.SC., PH.D. Sydney)

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To the Robin Gandy Junior Research Fellowship (from 1 October 1997):

DR F. LATRÉMOLIÈRE, D.PHIL. (DEA, Paris)

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To the Joan Mott Junior Research Fellowship (from 1 October 1997):

DR D.E. PORTER (B.SC., MB, CH.B., FRCS, MD Edinburgh, FRCS Glasgow)

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To Junior Research Fellowships (from 1 October 1997):

DR P.J. CLARKE, D.PHIL. (MA Cambridge)

DR H.R. GALLAGHER (B.SC. Notre Dame, PH.D. Minnesota)

DR T. KENDALL, BA, D.PHIL.

S.S. SANDHU, BA (MA Warwick)

DR S.E. SMITH, BA, D.PHIL.

MS E. SPENTZOU, M.ST. (BA Thessaloniki)

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To a Junior Research Fellowship (from 1 June 1998):

MS R. KANA'AN, M.PHIL. (B.SC. Jordan)

To the Junior Research Fellowship in Humanities (Oriental and African Studies) (from 1 October 1997):

ROEL STERCKX (MA Catholic University of Leuven, M.PHIL. Cambridge)

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To the Junior Research Fellowship in the history/philosophy of Mathematics (from 1 October 1997):

MS H. BILLINGE (BA Leeds)

To the Hornik Junior Research Fellowship in Intellectual History (from 1 October 1997):

DR A. COLLINS, BA, D.PHIL.

To the Junior Research Fellowship in Indology (from 1 January 1998):

DR D.D.S. GOODALL, BA, D.PHIL.

To the Michael Coulson Fellowship (a.y. 1997–8):

DR D.A.M. VIELLE (PH.D. Louvaine-la-Neuve)

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To Charter Fellowships (a.y. 1997–8):

DR M.H. KENNY (BA Cambridge, MA, PH.D. Manchester)

DR M. KURKCHIYAN (M.SC. Yerevan, PH.D. Vilnius)

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To an Industrial Fellowship (a.ys. 1997–9):

I.G.D. STRACHAN, (BA, M.PHIL. Cambridge)

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PRIZES

Corpus Christi College

Corpus Association Prize:

HELEN E. EASTMAN

European Travel Scholarship (Palmer Prize):

BENJAMIN J. GOOLD

Haigh Prize:

(joint award)

POLLY A. LOW and SAIRA A. SALIMI

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Advertisements

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How to advertise in the Gazette

Terms and conditions of acceptance of advertisements

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University Gazette: indexes

Indexes to volumes CIX, CX, CXI, CXII, CXIII, and CXV of the University Gazette are now available, and may be obtained upon application to Anne Ashby, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street.

 

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Exhibition

Edmond Sutherland Art Exhibition: a varied collection of 45 paintings, from still life to impressions of Oxford; from architectural representations to freely-expressed abstraction. Magdalen College antechapel, 1–12 July, 11 a.m.–6 p.m. daily.

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Concerts

The Marylebone Ensemble---Rachel Gilliam (soprano), Geoffrey Baker (recorder), Andrea Morris (baroque violin), Katie Stephens (baroque cello), and Hilary Norris (harpsichord)---will perform chamber music by Purcell, Handel, Montéclair, Schütz, Buxtehude, and other composers, at 4.30 p.m. on Sun., 29 June, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets £6 (concessions £4, children £2) from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door.

 

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Oxford University Newcomers' Club welcomes partners of visiting academics, of newly- appointed academics, of graduate students, and of undergraduate students. Open 10.30 a.m.–12 noon at 13 Norham Gardens, to meet for coffee and to find out about the term's programmes of events. We meet every Wednesday for the 8 weeks of Full Term (plus the week before and the week after) and through the summer vacation.

 

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Tuition Offered

English language. Academic writing, grammar, pronunciation, etc., flexible timetables including evenings, Saturdays. Conversation hour, Cambridge exams., general English are best value in Oxford. Writing up? Private tuition available with experienced tutors. Free test/advice from the Director of Studies Mon.--Fri. 1--5 p.m. Oxford Language Training, 9 Blue Boar Street (off St Aldate's by Christ Church), Oxford. Tel. Oxford 205077, e-mail: OLT@dial.pipex.com.

 

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Services Offered

Proof-reading, editing, summarising, reviewing; translator, interpreter, conversationalist, person to elucidate or enthuse; selecting, ordering, processing, filing, making payments; a thousand quasi-facsimile bibliographical descriptions no problem. These skills from 29B Harpes Road, Oxford OX2 7QJ. Bookseller, editor, bibliographer, teacher recently back from the Antipodes-- -c.v. available. Tel.: Oxford 552476.

 

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Domestic Services

Nanny available; lives in west Oxford; seeks full-time post in central, west Oxford, or Iffley area. Non-driver, non-smoker. Preference for children 0--1 years old. Ten years' experience; excellent references. Tel.: Oxford 794683 (after 7 p.m. or at weekends).

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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Situations Vacant

Executive Director for overseas study program in Oxford. Ideal candidate will be an Oxford graduate, around 30, with tutoring experience. Hours flexible, could be 30 p.w. to allow for part-time teaching. Salary £18--£25K p.a. Ability to work with students and tutors important. Send c.v. to Dr Richardson, 11 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN.

 

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Houses to Let

Woodstock period cottage: quiet location in town centre, close to Blenheim Park; newly refurbished to highest standard; fully furnished; sitting- room/kitchen; 1 double and 1 single bedroom; bathroom with shower and separate w.c.; fitted kitchen units with washer/drier (Hoover), refrigerator, and hob with separate oven (AEG); TV point, telephone, gas c.h.; conservatory area leading to attractive small walled garden. Particularly suitable for visiting academics. Immediate availability. Length of tenancy by agreement. £700 p.m. Tel.: 01993 812639.

Small thatched cottage, 10 minutes' bus- ride from Carfax, available from 1 Sept.; suitable for sabbatical couple or single person; 2 bedrooms, bathroom, w.c., kitchen, sitting-/dining-room with open fireplace, gas c.h., small garden, garage. Newly furnished and equipped. £675 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 730347.

Summertown, on quiet side road but within easy reach of all amenities: 3-bed semi-detached house, fully furnished and equipped, pleasant easy-care garden, off-road parking. Available from July for 1 year or longer. £750 p.m. plus services. Tel.: Oxford 310418.

Modern 2-bedroom town house in quiet close a few minutes' walk from Carfax (Sadler Walk); fully-fitted kitchen; Miele washing-machine; drier; fitted carpets; gas c.h.; telephone; small walled garden with parking. Furnished or unfurnished. Available now; long let preferred. £725 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 735343.

Fully-furnished house to let, Oct.–June, Kingston Road, near Port Meadow; 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, living-room, dining-room, gas c.h., garden. Suitable for family or visiting academic(s). Richard Little. Tel.: Oxford 552873 or (2)70209.

Wolvercote, Oxford: charming and immaculate semi-detached house; c.h.; bathroom and en- suite shower; fully furnished; pleasant garden front and back; quiet area; private parking; immediate access to Port Meadow. Regular bus service to the centre in 15 minutes. No dogs. Long lease. £640 p.cm. Mrs Briggs. Tel.: 0171-370 0704.

East Oxford/Headington: semi-detached house, backing onto South Park; 2 bedrooms, 1 bedroom/study; light and spacious, well-furnished and recently decorated; gas c.h., washing-machine, beautiful garden; off-street parking; 10--15 minutes' walk to university centre, 5 minutes from local shops. Ideal for professional/academic couple or similar. Available 1 Sept. 1997-- end June 1998. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 0141 330 4164, e-mail: nzt@arts.gla.ac.uk.

Luxury barn conversion in Cumnor village, 4 miles west of Oxford; secluded location for short-term rental; large lounge with TV and video, newly fitted kitchen with washing-machine, dish-washer, microwave; shower and drying room; large double bedroom and adjoining bathroom; second bedroom with twin beds; attractively furnished with many antiques. Gas c.h., telephones, off-street parking. £350 p.w. Tel. and fax: Oxford 864690, e-mail: francis4@which.net.

Brand new 3-bed 2-bath house with garage, south Oxford. Easy access city centre. To let on assured shorthold for 6 months min. £700 p.c.m. unfurnished. Available from 21 July. Tel.: 01235 847635.

Headington, close to hospitals, schools, buses, and shops: 3-bedroom house, separate bath and shower, fitted kitchen, sun-lounge, small garden, garage, telephone, gas c.h., sophisticated burglar alarm, washing-machine, drier, waste disposal unit, refrigerator/freezer. Available at once. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 881667, fax: 01993 704858.

Central North Oxford, in a prime location, unusually large Victorian family house, available to let fully furnished, Sept. 1997- -June/July 1998; 4 double bedrooms, 2 large reception, dining-room and kitchen, 3 bathrooms; ample garden, parking, and garage; all mod. cons. Careful tenants wanted while owner abroad. Might suit 2 small families sharing, or an extended family; not for multiple occupation. Tel.: Oxford 554888.

House for rent in Bowness Avenue (off Headley Way); newly refurbished; sleeps 5; £960 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514568.

An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Please telephone or fax us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777.

Mallams is a long-established independent company offering a letting service tailored to the needs of the discerning landlord. If you would like further details or professional advice on any aspect of the letting market please call our Summertown office. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

Make finding accommodation a pleasure, not a chore. Finders Keepers is dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to 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), welcome food pack, personal service, and much more. Call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

 

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: two 2-bedroom spacious apartments of high standard, 1 and 2 bathrooms, lounge, kitchen; well-placed for the University and the business centre. Best suited to professionals or mature visiting academics. £675 and £720 p.c.m. Available early July. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

Upper Wolvercote: 2-bedroom flat in quiet position overlooking Port Meadow; fully furnished and equipped with c.h., garage, etc. Non- smoking preferred. Available Aug. for long-term let. £625 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 559802.

Large Edwardian second-floor flat, Woodstock Road, 10 minutes to city; 23-ft bedroom, lounge same; large bathroom, separate shower cubicle; dining-room; kitchen with microwave, washing-machine, gas cooker. Lovely view of St John's sports ground. Suitable academics only. Available 29 Sept. 1997--31 May 1998. £500 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 553094.

Overlooking the river: modern 1-bedroom flat with balcony and own under-cover off-street parking; exceptional location, less than 10 minutes' walk from city-centre shops, railway station, coach station, but backing onto large nature reserve. No smoking; no pets. Available from July. Tel.: Oxford 512138.

Wytham Abbey, Oxford: spacious 3- and 4- bed apartments, with use of walled garden. Part of grade 1 listed manor house, situated 3 miles from city centre and set in 3,000 acres of park and woodland. Fully equipped and luxuriously appointed. Available from Sept. Tel.: Oxford 247200, fax: 724762.

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Summer Lets

Flat in central North Oxford in a quiet road, close to the University Parks and shops, available in Aug. (4 weeks); first floor; balcony and garden; 2 bedrooms plus study, all modern appliances, piano. £250 p.w. inc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 515229.

Near the river, 5 minutes' walk from the centre: large, spacious, c.h. Victorian house on 3 floors; split-level living-room; dining-room; kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, etc.; 4 bedrooms, large bathroom with w.c. and bidet; separate shower-room with w.c.; pretty, south-facing garden. Available 6 weeks, 18 July–31 Aug., £300 p.w. inc. 4 hours p.w. domestic help, but exc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

Three- to four-bedroom houses in central Oxford suitable for visiting academic families, available about 25 June for the summer. Telephones, TVs, videos installed. £800--£1,000 p.c.m. plus utilities. Contact Johan at WISC. Tel.: Oxford 201132.

 

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Summer let or house-share

Pleasant modern house in quiet Littlemore cul-de-sac, 3 miles from city centre, on bus routes and near Park-and- Ride. 1 double and 1 single bedroom: pretty garden, piano, microwave, washer-drier, etc,; two affectionate cats. Available for up to one month, mid-July–mid-Aug., for a reasonable rent of £100 p.w. (inc. all bills except telephone) in return for cat care. Additionally the single room is available on a long- or short-term basis to non-smoking female, £240 p.c.m. inc bills. Could be available now in lieu of the summer let, or might begin afterwards. Telephone Denise on Oxford 267755 (daytime) or 712496 (evenings/answer-phone).

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-and-breakfast available in the comfortable home of a semi- retired academic couple in exclusive, leafy, central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the city centre and all main university buildings; a stone's throw from the river, parks, excellent pubs and restaurants and a 9--9 corner shop. All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea- and coffee-making facilies. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel. and fax: Oxford 557879.

 

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Accommodation Offered/Summer Let

Big room to let in family house; female non-smoker preferred; £45 p.w. inc. Same house to let 9–31 Aug., £650 inc.; 3 bedrooms, sem- detached, big garden. Birgit. Tel.: 04215 99219, or Oxford 775338 (after 6 p.m.).

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Accommodation Sought

D'Overbroeck's College is looking for good family and self-catering accommodation in North Oxford for A-level students to start 1 or 8 Sept. We pay excellent rates and offer an efficient service. If you would like further information or think that you can help, please telephone. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Seeking home for 2 months: two teachers on sabbatical from Lawrenceville School (an independent secondary school in the US), with 3 school-age children, seek modest but comfortable 3-bedroom furnished cottage or flat close to Abingdon, for Sept. and Oct. Tim Brown and Barbara Elkins, PO Box 6664, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, USA. Tel.: 001 609 896 1497; fax: 001 609 895 2150; e- mail: tbrown@lville.pvt.k1 2.nj.us.

Hosts sought: a Russian teacher of English and her 2½-year-old son want to spend a month in England, with a family, as paying guests, to improve their English. Between Aug. and Oct., exact dates negotiable. Preferably with small children in family. Can pay standard rates. Contact Karen Hewitt. Tel.: Oxford 515635.

Academic couple on sabbatical in Oxford seek furnished 1- or 2-bedroom flat or small house within cycling distance of the University. Aug./Sept. 1997–Aug. 1998. Local references furnished on request. Tel.: ++49 351 4034734 (will call back), e-mail: mehlig@mpipks-dresden.mpg.de.

Large room, perhaps with family, required for independent and self- reliant 18-year-old from Nov. David will be starting 6th-form academic studies at Cherwell School in Sept. (having changed direction from classcial ballet training) and would therefore prefer location within reasonable reach of the school. He has his own furniture (inc. piano) and can afford up to £250 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 769302 (David), or (2)71055 (Jackie).

Visiting Japanese research fellow and his wife seek self-contained accommodation in Oxford, ideally near the John Radcliffe, for 1, possibly 2, years from Sept. Must be able to accommodate a hired piano. Ideally no more than £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 222322, e-mail: neurosciences@imm.ox.ac.uk.

Visiting French scientist, her husband, and 3 children, seek self-contained accommodation in Oxford, ideally near the John Radcliffe, 25 Aug.–26 Sept. Tel.: Oxford 222322, e-mail: neurosciences@imm.ox.ac.uk.

Apartment required from Sept. for 1 year for mature female academic. Tel.: Oxford 741628.

British couple (doctors), with one toddler, returning from 3 years working in Vietnam, seek family home to rent in Oxford for 1 year, from Aug./Sept. Headington/east Oxford preferred. Contact Mrs J. Packer, Centre for Tropical Medicine, Level 7, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU. Tel. Oxford 220970, fax: 220984; or contact Tom Solomon in Vietnam---fax: 00 848 8353 904, e-mail: neurosciences@imm.ox.ac.uk .

Jan.--June/July 1988: University of California professor and wife seek quiet house or flat in central or North Oxford. Non-smokers, tidy, references provided. We will be in Oxford 20--6 June. Tel. Oxford contact, G.R. Fraser: 226048; after 26 June: write Professor E.B. Hook, Warren Hall, MC 7360, University of California, Berkeley, California, 94720-7360, USA; tel./fax: 510 642 4790; e-mail: ebhook@socrates.ber keley.edu.

Canadian academic couple, on sabbatical leave in Oxford, seek furnished 2-bedroom house or flat, Nov. 1997--June 1998. No children, non-smokers. Local references available. E-mail: G.R.Davis@usask.ca.

Single mature professional seeks flat or small house in North Oxford or Headington from mid-July, preferably unfurnished. Tel.: Oxford 311901.

The University Accommodation Office is looking for furnished houses and flats for couples and families available now and for the next academic year. Reasonably priced rooms for single people and short- term accommodation also required. Tel.: Oxford (2)78286/7.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management are one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us. Tel.: Oxford 764533, or fax: 764777.

 

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Student Vacation Exchange Sought

French girl, 14, seeks an English exchange or host for any period in July or Aug. Would like to visit for 10–14 days, but a week would be welcome. Likes swimming, tennis. Mature. Rather shy. Lives Pyrenees. Could pay up to £40 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 558314. n

 

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Holiday Lets

Barcelona: spacious flat in central location available July, Aug., Sept., £400 p.c.m. or £350 p.c.m. if taken for the whole period. Tel.: Oxford 250109 or 00 343 265 3286.

If you need somewhere to switch off this summer, perhaps to finish that paper/chapter/article, we have the ideal apartment in a Victorian granite tower house set in woodland on the slopes of Ben Cruachan by Loch Awe with wonderful views over mountain, forest, and water. Great also for walking, fishing, touring the Highlands and Islands, or simply catching up on your reading. Tel. for brochure: Oxford (2)71055.

Italy---Umbria: 2 bedrooms, kitchen/dining-/sitting-room, big bathroom in newly furnished casa colonicaon its own road in hills 5 miles N. of Assisi. Superb views, wildlife. £250 p.w. or £800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

Italy---Lake Como: 1 bedroom, sitting-/dining-room, kitchenette, bathroom, domed terrace in village house closely overlooking lake. Superb view. 15 mins. from Como city. £250 p.w. or £800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

Available for 6 months, Oct.--Mar., delightful, former gamekeeper's cottage on south Cornish coast near Fowey. Complete seclusion amid deep woodland with sea and coast within 500 yards. Fully furnished and well equipped. Ideal for writing/contemplation/retreat. £275 p.c.m. Tel.: 01726 815432.

Sympathetically restored traditional Cretan town house in heart of old Rethymnon; fully equipped, inc. TV, automatic washing- machine, patio with barbecue, and library with English novels; sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin); very quiet location with view of the Fortress but close to bus station, shops, beaches. £250 p.w. Tel./fax: 01274 869505 or 00 30 831 56525.

South Shropshire, near Ludlow: 3-double bedroom cottage with wonderful views over exceptionally beautiful countryside; Ludlow 5 miles, Oxford 2 hours; full of antiques and interesting objects; c.h., open fires, garden. £220 p.w. peak times. Weekend breaks available off-peak. Longrigg. Tel.: 0171-350 1435 or 0171-203 5090.

 

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House for Sale

Great Milton: large cottage with 4 bedrooms; large living-room with inglenook fireplace; dining-room and conservatory; 2 bathrooms; kitchen with Rayburn; utility room; large well-stocked cottage-style garden; easy access A40/M40; no onward chain. Guide price £260,000. Dr Good. Tel.: 01844 261026, or 01844 279652 (evening).

 

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Diary

Contents of this section:

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

For the full list of courses, see the Staff Development Programme supplement.

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Sunday 29 June

DR PAULA CLIFFORD preaches the St John Baptist's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

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Monday 30 June

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 24 July (one official and one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 1 July

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

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Writing research grant applications', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Flowers through the Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

 

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Thursday 3 July

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Time management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Friday 4 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Acquisitions 1985–97' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday 6 July

TRINITY TERM ends.

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Tuesday 8 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Early Netherlandish engraving, c. 1440–1540' (until 28 September).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Making money', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

 

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Wednesday 9 July

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Financial management: budget monitoring and control', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

MR J. ELSTON: ` "To find the mind's construction in the face"—the neurology of facial and eyelid movement' (Ida Mann Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5.30 p.m.

 

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Friday 11 July

CONFERENCE opens: `Labour and difference in Africa, USA, and Britain—racialising class, classifying race', St Antony's (until 13 July) (details at: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sant0425/).

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Great collectors: Anne Clifford and Joan Evans', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

HE MR NELSON MANDELA: `Renewal and renaissance: towards a new world order', Sheldonian, 5.30 p.m. (tickets required for admission; applications, before 4 July, to Centre Secretary, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies).

 

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Tuesday 15 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A breath of French air', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 24 July (one official and one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Friday 18 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Portraits', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Saturday 19 July

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

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Tuesday 22 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Textiles and the Indian Ocean trade' (until 28 September).

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Eighteenth-century art and Canova's Ideal Heads', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Friday 25 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Shakespeare's world', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Tuesday 29 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Indian textiles workshop', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost: £25 plus £5 for materials; tel. for details: (2)78015.)

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Early Netherlandish engraving' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Saturday 2 August

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

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Monday 4 August

COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (open in mornings only from 1 September).

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Monday 25 August

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 1 September).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 1 September).

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