30 June 2000 - No 4554



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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 26 June


1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 15
July.

List of the decrees:


Decree (1): Removal of anomalies

Explanatory note

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

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. I, Sect. IX, concerning membership of
Congregation (Statutes, 1997, p. 208), delete cll. 1 and
2 and substitute:

`The following persons and classes of person shall be qualified for
membership of Congregation under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. II,
cl. 1 (6) and (10):

(1) the Deputy Steward;

(2) the Public Orator;

(3) the Keeper of the Archives;

(4) the Warden of Rhodes House;

(5) the Director of the Maison Française;

(6) the Secretary to the Delegates of the University Press;

(7) the Deputy Secretaries to the Delegates of the University
Press;

(8) the Tutors in Fine Art at the Ruskin School of Drawing and
Fine Art;

(9) the Emeritus Professors who are under the age of 75 years;

(10) all persons working in any university department or
institution who hold posts on Administrative, Senior Library and
Museum, and Computer Staff Grades 3 and above, on Research Staff
Grades II and above, and on any equivalent grades for
academic-related staff;

(11) such other persons as Council shall determine;

(12) every person who was a member of Congregation under the
provisions of this section as they stood on 1 June 1977 for as long
as he or she continues to hold a post which entitled him or her to
membership under those provisions.'

[This clause updates the list of those qualified by decree
for membership of Congregation by removing the existing reference to
the post of Counsel to the University, which no longer exists;
expanding the item numbered (10) above to make clear that it covers
academic-related grades equivalent to those specified; and deleting a
cross-reference to a clause in the corresponding statute which has
been rescinded with effect from 1 October 2000.
]

2 In Ch. II, Sect. I, § 4, cl. 1 (3),
concerning the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (p. 213, as
amended by Decree (1) of 27 January 2000, Gazette, p.
658), and Sect. II, § 2, cll. 1 (1), 2 (a), and 2
(f), concerning the Committee on Animal "2Dec">Care (p. 227, as amended by Decree (2) of 16 March 2000,
Gazette, p. 942), in each case after `Academic Services'
insert `and University Collections'.

[This clause gives to the new Pro-Vice-Chancellorship
concerned the fuller title which will now be used to describe the
responsibilities attached to the office.
]

3 Ibid., Sect. VII, § 1, concerning
official members of faculty boards (p. 243, as
amended by Decree (3) of 18 May 2000, Gazette, p. 1199),
after `Management' insert `, of Medieval and Modern Languages,'.

4 Ibid., § 4, concerning the number and
tenure of members of faculty boards (p. 247, as amended by the same
decree), delete `(except those ... this chapter)' and substitute
`(except those of Management, of Medieval and Modern Languages, and
of Music, as to which see Sectt. IX--XI of this chapter)'.

[Clauses 3 and 4 restore references to the Modern Languages
Board which were inadvertently omitted from the earlier
legislation.
]

5 In Examination Decrees, 1999,
p. 1084, ll. 1--2, delete `Section 21 of the Data Protection Act
1984' and substitute `Section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998'.

[This clause updates a reference to current national
legislation.
]

6 Ibid., l. 16, delete `Metallurgy' and
substitute `Materials'.

[This clause updates a reference to what is now the Honour
School of Materials, Economics, and Management.
]

7 Ibid., p. 1089, ll. 28--30, delete `the fee
... shall be £513' and substitute `and where the period of
full-time study in Oxford is not more than ten weeks in total in the
year, the fee, during that year, shall be £520'.

[This clause brings the provisions governing the composition
fees payable by those studying abroad for an academic year, while
working for an honour school, into line with current DfEE
guidance.
]

8 Ibid., p. 1092, after l. 51 insert:

`12. A person who is spending a year abroad on an approved course of
language study required by the honour school for which he or she is
working.'

[This clause adds a further category which was inadvertently
omitted from earlier legislation providing for certain overseas
students to be charged fees at the Home/EU rate.
]

9 Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. XV,
Sect. IV, § 1, cl. 8, concerning consultation with Junior
Members (Statutes, 1997, p. 113, as renumbered by
Statute (2) approved by Congregation on 29 June 1999,
Gazette, Vol. 129, pp. 1433, 1482), the Oxford
University Student Union may appoint an additional Vice-President to
serve as a full-time officer known as the Vice-President (Access and
Academic Affairs); provided that election to and holding of such a
post shall otherwise be subject to all the provisions of that
sub-section as if it were one of the posts of Vice-President of the
Student Union therein specified.

[This clause makes formal provision for an additional
`sabbatical' post in OUSU which was overlooked when permission for
such a post was granted by Council in 1999.
]

10 Clauses 1 and 2 of this decree shall be
effective from 1 October 2000; the remaining clauses shall have
immediate effect.

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Decree (2): Constitution of the Educational Policy and Standards
Committee

Explanatory note

The following decree gives the new Educational Policy and Standards
Committee power to co-opt up to two members.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. I, § 1, cl. 1
(Statutes, 1997, p. 213, as amended by Decree (1) of 27
January 2000, Gazette, p. 658) , after items (13) and
(14) insert:

`Subject to the approval of Council on each occasion, the committee
may co-opt up to two additional members.'

2 Ibid., after `The members under (8)--(12)'
insert `and co-opted members'.

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Decree (3): New university committee structures

Explanatory note

Under the University's new governance structures, to come into place
for the academic year 2000--1, a number of existing committees and
other bodies will be abolished, and their functions and powers will
be transferred to new or reconstituted bodies under the aegis of the
new Council and its four main committees (Educational Policy and
Standards, General Purposes, Personnel, and Planning and Resource
Allocation) . The `shadow' new Council has now agreed on the
establishment of certain of the new bodies and the abolition of
certain of the existing bodies.

Both the present Hebdomadal Council and the `shadow' new Council
take the view that, in promoting the legislation necessary to effect
these changes, they should follow the principles enunciated in
recommendations 5 and 16 of the Report of the Commission of Inquiry,
namely that the volume of material currently embodied in statutes and
decrees should be reduced, so that statutes should contain only
matters `of broad and legitimate interest to all or a large
proportion of members of the University' and that decrees should be
shortened to exclude both obsolete material and unnecessary detail
(Report, paras 5.20 and 5.70). Accordingly, only the main committees
reporting directly to the new Council, together with the Buildings
and Estates Subcommittee of the Planning and Resource Allocation
Committee (because of the size and importance of its remit) , will be
established by decree, and future provision for more specialised
subcommittees and panels will be made only in the standing orders of
their parent bodies. Details of the composition and terms of
reference of these subcommittees and panels (as well as of the
`statutory' committees) will be included in the University's intranet
Web site, and a notice will be inserted in the Gazette
at the beginning of Michaelmas Term drawing attention to their
availability there.

The following decree therefore deletes the main existing
provisions made by decree for bodies which it has now been agreed to
abolish, and sets up:

the Buildings and Estates Subcommittee

the Finance Committee

the Investment Committee

the Risk Management Committee

The decree changes the name, composition, and terms of reference of
the Health and Safety Committee, which it has been agreed to replace
with a Health and Safety Management Committee; there will also (as
agreed after consultation with trade union representatives) be a
Consultative Committee for Health and Safety in place of the present
Joint Safety Advisory Committee.

The decree changes the composition and terms of reference of the
Committee on Value for Money as recommended by that committee.

Finally, as recommended by the General Board, the decree sets up a
Continuing Education Board to succeed the General Board's Standing
Committee on Continuing Education.

Further legislation will be promoted in due course to make
appropriate changes in the composition and terms of reference of
certain other committees which will continue under the new governance
structures, to abolish any more of the existing committees which will
no longer be needed, and to delete references to bodies for which, in
accordance with the principles enunciated above, it is no longer
thought appropriate to make provision by statute or decree.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. I (Statutes,
1997, pp. 213--25, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 27 January 2000,
Gazette, p. 658) , delete § 5, concerning the
Accommodation Committee, § 6, concerning the Administrative
Information Services Committee, § 7, concerning the Committee on
the Allocation of Professorships and Appointment of Electors, §
8, concerning the Committee on Applications, § 10, concerning
the Curators of the University Chest, § 11, concerning the
Childcare Committee, § 12, concerning the Committee on City
Questions, § 13, concerning the Committee on Dispensation from
the Residence Limit, § 14, concerning the Committee for the
Environment, § 18, concerning the Committee on the Press
Accounts, and § 21, concerning the Committee on University
Security.

2 Ibid., insert new § 5:

`§ 5. Buildings and Estates Subcommittee

1. There shall be a Buildings and Estates Subcommittee of the
Planning and Resource Allocation Committee consisting of:

(1) one of the members of Council serving on the Planning and
Resource Allocation Committee, appointed by that committee, who shall
be chairman of the subcommittee;

(2) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resource Allocation) ;

(3)--(7) five persons of whom one shall be elected by each of the
Divisional Boards;

(8) the Director of University Library Services and Bodley's
Librarian or a person nominated by the Director;

(9) a person elected by the Committee for the Museums and
Scientific Collections from amongst the Directors of the University's
museums;

(10), (11) two persons elected by Congregation.

The subcommittee may co-opt up to two additional members from within
or outside the University to advise it on architectural, planning,
and environmental matters.

Elected and co-opted members shall serve for three years and shall be
re-eligible, provided that casual vacancies shall be filled for the
remaining period of office of the person being replaced.

2. The subcommittee shall consider, and shall make
recommendations to the Planning and Research Allocation Committee on:

(a) strategic proposals for the development of the
University's functional estate, taking account of institutional plans
and environmental, aesthetic, architectural, and heritage issues;

(b) the acquisition, leasing, disposal, and allocation of
functional land and property which neither form part of the
University's investment portfolio nor are the responsibility of the
Property Management Subcommittee of the Planning and Resource
Allocation Committee;

(c) all proposals for capital spending on the
University's functional estate, including the initiation and
management of major building projects.

3. The subcommittee shall oversee the security of the
University's functional estate, the provision of telecommunications
(excluding issues of telecommunications strategy), environmental
issues, and arrangements for car parking and transport policy.'

3 Ibid., renumber existing § 9,
concerning the Audit Committee (p. 216, as renumbered by the same
decree), as § 6.

4 Ibid., insert new § 7:

`§ 7. Finance Committee

1. There shall be a Finance Committee consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

(2)--(4) three persons elected by Council of whom at least one
shall be a member of Council and one shall be a member of the Audit
Committee.

Elected members shall serve for three years and shall be re-eligible,
provided that casual vacancies shall be filled for the remaining
period of office of the person being replaced.

2. The committee shall be responsible to Council for:

(a) the review and approval of the University's annual
financial statements, in liaison with the Audit Committee;

(b) the examination and consideration of, and report to
Council on, the annual report and accounts of the Delegates of the
University Press;

(c) the review of the University's financial regulations
and consideration of any necessary changes in those regulations;

(d) the approval of the University's banking
arrangements;

(e) such other action on behalf of Council in relation to
the University's financial business as may be required from time to
time.'

5 Ibid., delete existing § 15, concerning
the Committee on Health and Safety (p. 220, as renumbered by the same
decree), and substitute:

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`§ 8. Health and Safety Management Committee

1. There shall be a Health and Safety Management Committee
consisting of:

(1) a member of Congregation appointed by the Vice-Chancellor as
chairman of the committee;

(2) a member of Council appointed by Council;

(3) the Head of the Life and Environmental Sciences Division;

(4) the Head of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division;

(5) the Head of the Medical Sciences Division;

(6) the Head of the Humanities Division or the Head of the Social
Sciences Division, as may be agreed between them from time to time.

2. The committee shall be responsible, under Council, for the
following:

(a) the determination of the health and safety management
strategy and policies necessary for the University to discharge its
legal obligations in that regard;

(b) the recommendation of appropriate action necessary to
implement the University's Safety Policy, as designed to promote the
safety of staff, students, authorised visitors, and members of the
public lawfully on university property;

(c) the taking of action on all management matters of
health and safety and within other areas of the committee's remit,
including the control of such funds as may be allocated to it.

3. The committee's remit shall include all matters covered by
legislation on health and safety, fire safety, food safety, and the
transport of dangerous goods, and by environmental protection
legislation relating to the disposal of all hazardous wastes,
radioactive substances, and genetic modification.

4. The committee may set up such subcommittees and specialist
advisory groups as it shall consider desirable, and shall determine
their membership and terms of reference.

5. The committee shall meet at least once a term, and following
each meeting shall report to Council on the main matters which it has
discussed. The committee shall also make an annual report to
Council.'

6 Ibid., renumber existing § 16,
concerning the Committee on Honorary Degrees (p. 223, as renumbered
by the same decree), as § 9.

7 Ibid., insert new § 10:

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`§ 10. Investment Committee

1. There shall be an Investment Committee consisting of at least
four persons elected by Council of whom at least one shall not be the
holder of a teaching or administrative post in the University or in
any college or other society, and at least one shall be a person
active in business and with experience of investment matters.

2. The committee shall be responsible to Council for:

(a) the management of the endowed funds of the
University, both general and those for specific purposes, and the
review and monitoring of investment policy and performance in respect
of all such funds;

(b) the establishment and review of guidelines for the
investment of the University's cash deposits and reserve funds;

(c) the management of any funds placed with the
University by external bodies;

(d) making recommendations to Council as appropriate
concerning investment policies for the funds under the committee's
management, taking due account of the University's financial strategy
and cash needs as determined from time to time by Council on the
recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee.

3. The committee shall report to Council at least twice a year on
its activities and the performance of the funds under its
management.'

8 Ibid., renumber existing § 17,
concerning the Joint Committee with Junior Members (p. 224, as
renumbered by the same decree), as § 11.

9 Ibid., insert new § 12:

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`§ 12. Risk Management Committee

1. There shall be a Risk Management Committee consisting of a
Pro-Vice-Chancellor appointed by the Vice-Chancellor as chairman, and
such other persons as the Vice-Chancellor may determine from time to
time after consultation with the chairman of the committee.

2. The committee shall be responsible to Council for identifying
risks across the whole range of the University's activities, for
prioritisation of those risks, and for the development of a risk
management strategy.

3. The committee shall report to Council at least once in each
term.'

10 Ibid. (pp. 224--7, as renumbered by the same
decree), renumber existing §§ 19, 20, 22, and 23,
concerning the Committee to Review the Salaries of Senior University
Officers, the Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, the
Committee on Value for Money, and attendance at meetings of Council,
as §§ 13--16.

11 Ibid., § 15, cl. 1, concerning the
Committee on Value for Money (p. 226, as renumbered by clause 10
above), delete items (2)–(6) and substitute:

`(2)–(6) five persons elected by Council of whom at least one
shall be a member of Council;

(7) the Chairman of the Domestic Bursars' Committee;

(8) the Director of Finance and Secretary of the University Chest;

(9) the University Purchasing Officer.'

12 Ibid., delete cll. 2--3 and substitute:

`2. The committee shall be responsible to Council for:

(a) matters of policy and strategy in regard to obtaining
VFM for the University;

(b) keeping an overview of detailed work by the officers
on VFM initiatives;

(c) addressing any VFM questions not relating to
purchasing.

3. The committee shall submit reports on its activities, and
shall make recommendations, to Council as appropriate.'

13 Ibid., Sect. II (pp. 229--37, as renumbered
by Decree (1) of 27 January 2000, Gazette, p. 658),
delete § 2, concerning the Buildings Committee, § 3,
concerning the Equal Opportunities Committee, § 4, concerning
the Information Technology Committee, § 5, concerning the
International Committee, and § 7, concerning the
Telecommunications Committee, and renumber existing § 6 (p. 235)
as § 2.

14 In Ch. III, Sect. XXI, cl. 1 (iv),
concerning the Committee for the Careers Service (p. 292), delete
`four' and substitute `five'.

15 Ibid., delete item (v) and renumber existing
items (vi)–(ix) as items (v)–(viii) .

16 Ibid., cl. 2, delete `or by the Curators of
the University Chest'.

17 Ibid., delete cll. 3 and 4 (pp. 292--3) and
substitute:

`3. The committee shall assist members of the University by giving
advice on careers and by seeking and receiving information of
openings for employment and by supplying such information to them and
also by supporting the applications of suitable candidates.

4. The financial arrangements for the support of the work of the
Careers Service shall be such as Council may approve.'

18 Ibid., cl. 6 (a), delete `clause 1
(vi) ' and substitute `clause 1 (v) '.

19 Ibid., delete Sect. XXXI, concerning the
Committee for Disabled People (p. 301), and substitute:

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`Section XXXI. Continuing Education Board

1. There shall be a Continuing Education Board consisting of:

(1), (2) one or two members elected by Council from amongst its
own members (as determined from time to time by Council, bearing in
mind the desirability of there being strong representation of the
board on Council and its committees, particularly the Educational
Policy and Standards and Planning and Resource Allocation
Committees), of whom one shall be designated chairman of the board by
the Vice-Chancellor after consultation with the Director of the
Department for Continuing Education;

(3)–(7) five persons of whom one shall be elected by each
Divisional Board;

(8), (9) two persons elected by the Advisory Council on Continuing
Education;

(10) the Director of the Department for Educational Studies or the
Director's nominee;

(11)–(15) the Director, Deputy Directors, and Academic Dean
of the Department for Continuing Education;

(16)–(18) three other members of the Department for
Continuing Education elected by the members of the department from
amongst their number.

The board may co-opt up to four additional members, who shall not be
members of the Department for Continuing Education.

Elected and co-opted members shall serve for three years and shall be
re-eligible, provided that casual vacancies shall be filled for the
remaining period of office of the member being replaced.

2. The board shall be responsible, under Council and subject to
the plans, policies, and guidelines set by Council and its
committees, for continuing education. The functions and powers of the
board shall include the following, and such other functions and
powers as may be assigned to it by Council by decree or otherwise.

(a) The board shall, in collaboration with the Divisional
Boards under the provisions of Tit. V, Sect. II, cl. 1 (l),
promote the provision of continuing education opportunities across
the University, with the exception of the postgraduate medical
education for which the Director of Postgraduate Medical and Dental
Education and Training has specific responsibility, and for this
purpose shall promote co-operation between the University and other
agencies. Continuing education shall be defined in this context as
all education taken up after a substantial break following initial
education, except for the education of mature students on courses
leading to postgraduate qualifications under the aegis of the
divisions.

(b) The board shall consider and advise Council on the
funding requirements of continuing education across the University,
with particular reference to the preparation of bids under HEFCE or
any subsequent public funding system.

(c) The board shall exercise general supervision over the
Department for Continuing Education.

(d) The board shall have the powers of a Divisional Board
in respect of continuing education courses and examinations conducted
within the University except where otherwise specifically provided,
and for the admission and examination of students for such advanced
degrees as may be established under its aegis from time to time.

3. The board shall make an annual report to Council on the
activities of the board and of the Department for Continuing
Education in the preceding academic year, measured against the
board's agreed operating statement.'

20 Ibid. (p. 311), insert new Sect. XLII as
follows and renumber existing Sectt. XLII--XLVI (p. 311--16) as
Sectt. XLIII--XLVII:

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`Section XLII. Health and Safety, Consultative Committee for

1. There shall be a Consultative Committee for Health and Safety
consisting of:

(1) the Chairman of the Health and Safety Management Committee,
who shall chair the Consultative Committee;

(2), (3) two persons employed in the University's technician
grades, who shall be appointed by the university branch of the
Manufacturing, Science and Finance Union;

(4), (5) two persons employed in the University's clerical and
library grades, who shall be appointed by the university branch of
UNISON;

(6), (7) two persons employed in the University's academic or
academic-related grades, who shall be appointed by the university
branch of the Association of University Teachers;

(8) a departmental administrator, who shall be appointed by the
Health and Safety Management Committee;

(9)–(11) three departmental safety officers, one each from a
clinical department, a science department, and a department in the
Humanities or Social Sciences Division, who shall be appointed by the
Health and Safety Management Committee;

(12) a member of the Committee of Heads of Science Departments,
who shall be appointed by that committee;

(14)–(16) three persons, each of whom shall be the chairman
of a different specialist advisory group set up by the Health and
Safety Management Committee, and who shall be appointed by that
committee.

The committee may co-opt up to two additional members.

Appointed and co-opted members shall serve for such periods as may be
determined by the body appointing or co-opting them.

2. The committee shall constitute the consultative forum on
health and safety required by the Safety Representatives and Safety
Committee Regulations 1977, or any subsequent legislation. It shall
consider and, as appropriate, comment on the following:

(a) questions of health and safety policy;

(b) the implementation of health and safety policy;

(c) administrative matters relating to health and safety;

(d) health and safety training within the University;

(e) significant accidents and incidents occurring within
the University;

(f) the minutes of each of the specialist advisory groups
set up by the Health and Safety Management Committee;

(g) matters brought to the University's attention by
trade union safety representatives.

3. The committee shall be invited to consider and comment on all
proposed new and revised health and safety policies before they are
submitted to the Health and Safety Management Committee.

4. The committee shall meet at least three times a year, and on
such additional occasions as the chairman may decide to be
appropriate. The minutes of each meeting shall be forwarded to the
Health and Safety Management Committee.'

21 Ibid., delete Sect. LXVIII, concerning the Joint Safety Advisory
Committee (p. 334) .

22 Ibid., Sect. LXXXIV, concerning the Delegacy of the University
Press (p. 349), delete cl. 9 and substitute:

`9. (a) The audited accounts of the Delegacy, together with
the Finance Committee's report and an abstract of the accounts, shall
be submitted to Council under arrangements approved by Council.

(b) The Chairman of the Finance Committee (or his or her
deputy), the Secretary to the Delegates (or his or her deputy), and
the Auditor of the Press Accounts shall make themselves available in
person to supply, and shall supply, such further explanations of the
accounts and of the report as may be required in accordance with
arrangements prescribed under (a) above.'

23 Ibid., cl. 10 (p. 350), delete `9 (c) ' and substitute
`9 (a) '.

24 In Ch. V, Sect. III, § 2, cl. 1, concerning provisional
matriculation (p. 365), delete `The Registrar shall forward ...
provisional matriculation.'

25 Ibid., cl. 2, delete `The Curators of the University Chest ...
each person' and substitute `Each person who is so provisionally
matriculated shall be given'.

26 Ibid., delete § 332, concerning the Committee on Student
Hardship (p. 726), and renumber existing §§ 333--6 (pp.
727--8) as §§ 332--5.

27 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 52, cll. 2 and 3, concerning the
Department for Continuing Education Lecturers' and Officials' Benefit
Fund (pp. 615--6, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 26 November 1998,
Gazette, Vol. 129, p. 420), in each case delete
`Committee on Continuing Education' and substitute `Continuing
Education Board'.

28 In Ch. X, Sect. I, cl. 3 (4), (5), concerning the Department for
Continuing Education (p. 755, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 1
October 1998, Gazette, Vol. 129, p. 62), delete `General
Board' and substitute `Continuing Education Board'.

29 Ibid., cl. 4 (p. 756), before `break' insert `substantial'.

30 Ibid., delete `full-time'.

31 Ibid., cl. 5, delete `General Board through the Board's
Committee on Continuing Education' and substitute `Continuing
Education Board'.

32 Ibid., cl. 6, after `at its discretion.' insert `The membership
of the panels shall be determined by the Chairman of the Continuing
Education Board after consultation with the Director of the
Department for Continuing Education.'

33 Ibid., cl. 7, delete `Committee on Continuing Education' and
substitute `Continuing Education Board'.

34 Ibid., after `who are not members of the University' insert `,
and shall contain two members of each panel (one internal, one
external) '.

35 Ibid., cl. 9, delete `Committee on Continuing Education' and
substitute `Continuing Education Board'.

36 Ibid., delete cll. 10--12 and the Appendix.

37 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2000.

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Key to Decree (3)

Cll. 1 and 13 abolish certain of the present committees of Council
and joint committees of Council and the General Board which will no
longer exist under the new governance structures, as listed in those
clauses.

Cll. 2, 4, 5, 7, and 9 set up the new committees which are being
established, as detailed in those clauses.

Cll. 3,6,8, and 10 effect consequential renumbering of existing
sub-sections.

Cll. 11 and 12 change the composition and terms of reference of the
Committee on Value for Money.

Cll. 14--18 substitute a fifth person elected by Council for the
member of the Committee for the Careers Service currently elected by
the Curators of the University Chest, and delete the references to
the curators' present supervisory role over the service's financial
arrangements.

Cl. 19 abolishes the Committee for Disabled People, whose role will
in future be included in the remit of a new Diversity and Equal
Opportunities Committee (replacing the present Equal Opportunities
Committee), and sets up the new Continuing Education Board.

Cll. 20 and 21 set up the new Consultative Committee for Health and
Safety in place of the Joint Safety Advisory Committee

Cll. 22 and 23 delete the references to the Press Accounts Committee
in the decree concerning the accounts of the Delegacy of the
University Press; the role of that committee is included in the remit
of the new Finance Committee of Council.

Cll. 24 and 25 delete the references to the role of the Curators of
the University Chest in relation to applications for provisional
matriculation, which has long been a purely nominal one.

Cll. 26 abolishes the Student Hardship Committee, whose role will be
included in the remit of a new committee with wider responsibility
for student financial support matters.

Cl. 27 substitutes the new Continuing Education Board for the present
Committee on Continuing Education as the board of management for the
departmental Lecturers' and Officials' Benefit Fund.

Cl. 28 substitutes the new board for the General Board in respect of
appointments to the electoral board for the Directorship of the
Department for Continuing Education.

Cll. 29 and 30 revise the definition of continuing education work
covered by the Advisory Council on Continuing Education, in line with
the definition adopted in respect of the new board.

Cll. 31 and 33 substitute the new board for the Committee on
Continuing Education in relation to appointments to the Advisory
Council.

Cl. 32 establishes the procedure for appointment of members of the
panels of the Advisory Council.

Cl. 34 provides that the Advisory Council shall include two members
of each panel.

Cl. 35 substitutes the new board for the Committee on Continuing
Education as the body responsible for approving the composition and
functions of any other committee in the department.

Cl. 36 deletes provision for the Advisory Council to recommend adult
students to Council for matriculation and the privileges appertaining
to the status of Senior Student, these provisions now being obsolete.

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Decree (4): Constitution and terms of
reference of the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee for
the Museums and Scientific Collections and with the concurrence of
the General Board, revises the committee's membership and terms of
reference to take account of the University's new governance and
divisional structures.

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Ch. III, delete Sect. LVII
(Statutes, 1997, p. 324) and substitute:

`Section LVII. Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections

1. The Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections shall
consist of:

(1) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University
Collections), who shall be chairman;

(2), (3) the Director and the Administrator of the Ashmolean
Museum;

(4), (5) the Director and the Administrator of the Pitt Rivers
Museum;

(6), (7) the Director and the Administrator of the Oxford
University Museum of Natural History;

(8), (9) the Keeper of the Museum of the History of Science and
the person responsible for the administration of the museum;

(10) the Sherardian Professor of Botany and Keeper of the Botanic
Garden;

(11) the Superintendent of the Botanic Garden;

(12) the Curator of the Bate Collection;

(13)–(17) five persons of whom one shall be appointed by each
of the Divisional Boards;

(18) person appointed by the Conference of Colleges;

(19) a person, not being the resident holder of a teaching,
research, or administrative post in the University or in any college
or other society, appointed by Council;

(20) one of the Proctors and Assessor as may be agreed between
them;

(21)–(23) three persons appointed by the committee from among
the members of the staff of the museums and scientific collections,
who shall have expertise respectively in IT, conservation, and
education.

The members appointed under (13)–(19) and (21)–(23) shall
hold office for three years and shall be re-eligible, provided that
casual vacancies shall be filled for the remainder of the period of
office of the person being replaced.

2. The committee shall advise Council as appropriate on any
matters connected with the University's museums and scientific
collections.

3. The committee shall facilitate co-ordination between the
University's museums and scientific collections, particularly with
respect to planning, allocation and use of resources, and the
development, care, and promotion of the collections as national and
international resources both for teaching and research and for public
access.

4. The committee shall liaise as appropriate with local,
national, and international bodies set up to co-ordinate museum and
collections policy.'

2 This decree shall be effective from 1
October 2000.

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Decree (5): Arrangements for the
administration of the Faculty of Music

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Music Board
and with the concurrence of the General Board, assigns to the Music
Board charge of those premises currently allocated to the Faculty of
Music, and removes the Head of the Department of Music from Schedule
VI concerning special allowances to certain heads of department,
substituting in his or her place the Chairman of the Music Board.

Text of Decree (5)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. LVIII, cll. 1 and 2,
concerning the premises allocated to the Faculty of Music
(Statutes, 1997, p. 325), in each case delete `head of
the department' and substitute `Board of the Faculty of Music'.

2 Ibid., cl. 2 (b), delete `the Board
of the Faculty of Music and'.

3 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 7, SCHEDULE VI,
concerning special allowances to certain Heads of Departments (p.
395, as amended by Decree (2) of 16 July 1998, Gazette,
Vol. 128, p. 1474), delete `Head of the Department of Music' and
substitute `Chairman of the Board of the Faculty of Music'.

4 This decree shall be effective from 1 August
2000.

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Decree (6): Constitution of the Committee
for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee for
the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, revises the committee's
constitution to reflect its place within the Humanities Division
under the new governance arrangements by substituting the Humanities
Board for the General Board as the body which appoints the chairman
and one other member of the committee, and to which the committee
makes an annual report.

Text of Decree (6)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. LXVII, cll. 1 (1), (2) and 5
(Statutes, 1997, p. 334), in each case delete `General
Board' and substitute `Humanities Board'.

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October
2000.

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Decree (7): Governance of the Taylor
Institution

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Curators of
the Taylor Institution and with the concurrence of the Modern
Languages Board, the Libraries Committee, and the General Board,
amends the membership and duties of the curators to reflect the new
governance structures of the University; the majority of the
curators' existing powers are to be delegated to the Curators of the
University Libraries and to the Modern Languages Board, subject to
reports being made annually to the curators. Opportunity is taken
also to substitute the faculty board for the curators as the body
nominating one member of the Oxford Committee for the Maison
Française.

Text of Decree (7)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. lxxxi, § 1, concerning
the Taylor Institution (Statutes, 1997, pp. 344--6),
delete cll. 1--8 and substitute:

`1. The Curators of the Taylor Institution shall be:

(1) one of the Proctors as may be agreed between them, who shall
be chairman;

(2) the Head of the Humanities Division;

(3) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University
Collections) ;

(4) the Chairman of the Modern Languages Board;

(5) the Chairman of the Committee for Library Provision in Modern
Languages;

(6)–(8) three persons elected by the Board of the Faculty of
Modern Languages;

(9) one person elected by the Board of the Faculty of Modern
History.

The elected curators shall each hold office for five years and
shall be re-eligible, provided that casual vacancies shall be filled
for the remainder of the period of office of the person being
replaced.

2. The curators shall have care of the Taylor Institution and its
annexes and shall provide therein accommodation for the Taylor
Institution Library and the Modern Languages Faculty Library.'

2 Ibid., renumber existing cl. 9 (p. 346) as
cl. 3.

3 Ibid., delete cl. 10.

4 In Ch. XI, Sect. iii, cl. 4, concerning the
Maison Française (p. 775), delete `(7) one member ... (8), (9)
two' and substitute `(7)–(9) three'.

5 This decree shall be effective from 1
October 2000.

Key to Decree (7)

Cll. 1 and 2 amend the membership of the curators to reflect the new
governance structures of the University and delete the detailed
powers and duties of the curators, which are to be transferred
variously to the Curators of the University Libraries, the Committee
for Library Provision in Modern Languages, and the Modern Languages
Board, replacing them with an overarching duty of care of the Taylor
Institution (intended as a reserve power) .

Cl. 3 removes the requirement on the curators to report annually to
Congregation, it being the intention that the curators will rarely
exercise any powers on which a report might be made.

Cl. 4 substitutes one further member appointed by the Modern Language
Board on the Oxford Committee for the Maison Française for the
member currently appointed by the curators.

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Decree (8): Support for the Norman Collisson
Professorship of Musculo-skeletal Science

Explanatory note

The following decree provides for expenditure of any income from the
endowment for the Norman Collisson Professorship of Musculo-skeletal
Science not required to cover the salary costs of the professorship
to be incurred at the direction of the Medical Sciences Board.

Text of Decree (8)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 216, concerning the Norman Collisson
Professor of Musculo-skeletal Science (Statutes, 1997,
p. 479, as amended by Decree (1) of 14 January 1999,
Gazette, Vol. 129, p. 580, and subsequently renumbered
by Decree (1) of 18 March 1999, ibid., p. 938, and Decree (4) of 18
May 2000, Vol. 130, p. 1199), after cl. 3 insert:

`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 board shall direct.'

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Decree (9): Establishment of Mitzi Cunliffe
Sculpture Prize

Explanatory note

Council has learned with gratitude of the bequest of Mr Joseph
Solomon, to be used for provision of travel grants for undergraduates
reading Fine Art in the University. The following decree provides for
the formal acceptance of this bequest.

Text of Decree (9)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1997, p. 621), insert new
§ 63 as follows and renumber existing § 63 as § 64:

`§ 63. Cunliffe Sculpture Prize

1. The University accepts with gratitude the bequest of Mr Joseph
Solomon, and any further sums which may be contributed for the same
purpose, to establish a fund, to be known as the Mitzi Cunliffe
Sculpture Prize Fund, which shall be applied to the provision of
travel grants for undergraduates reading Fine Art in the University.
The capital as well as income of the fund may be expended.

2. The Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
shall be the board of management for the fund and shall determine the
size of the grants from time to time.

3. The grants shall be awarded annually to one or more persons at
the discretion of the board of management. Priority shall be given to
second-year Bachelor of Fine Art students specialising in sculpture.

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

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Decree (10): Revision of references to
faculty boards in the fees section of Examination Decrees

Explanatory note

The following decree revises the references to faculty boards in
Appendix I, on financial matters, to Examination
Decrees
, 1999, to take account of the University's new
governance and divisional structures. Opportunity is taken also to
make a number of consequential amendments to the existing decree
which were overlooked in earlier legislation.

Text of Decree (10)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p.
1090, l. 28, delete`faculty boards' and substitute`Divisional
Boards'.

2 Ibid., l. 29, delete `Board of the Faculty
of Clinical Medicine' and substitute `Medical Sciences Board to work
within the departments in the Faculty of Clinical Medicine'.

3 Ibid., after l. 37 insert:

`Chemistry;

Earth Sciences;'.

4 Ibid., after l. 39 insert `Metallurgy and
Science of Materials;'.

5 Ibid., l. 41, delete `Physical Sciences' and
substitute `Physics'.

6 Ibid., p. 1091, after l. 16 insert:

`the First Examination for the Degree of BM;'.

7 Ibid., l. 17, delete `Board of the Faculty
of'.

8 Ibid., delete ll. 18--21 and substitute:

`Life and Environmental Sciences Board to work within the
Departments of Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, or Zoology;

Medical Sciences Board to work within the Departments of Human
Anatomy, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, or Experimental
Psychology;

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board to work within the
departments in the Faculty of Physical Sciences;'.

9 Ibid., l. 24, delete `board of any faculty
listed' and substitute `board of any division as specified'.

10 Ibid., l. 27, delete`§ 5, cl. 2 or cl.
6' and substitute`§ 6, cl. 2'.

11 Ibid., ll. 27--8, delete `Board of the
Faculty of Clinical Medicine' and substitute `Medical Sciences Board
to work within the departments in the Faculty of Clinical Medicine'.

12 This decree shall be effective from 1
October 2000.

Key to Decree (10)

Cll. 1 and 9 make substitutions of general references to Divisional
Boards for existing general references to faculty boards.

Cll. 2, 10, and 11 make appropriate future provision for Category C
fees.

Cll. 3--6 make consequential amendments overlooked in earlier
legislation.

Cll. 7 and 8 make appropriate future provision for Category B fees.

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Decree (11): Constitution of electoral
boards following the dissolution of the General Board

Explanatory note

It is intended, as part of the governance changes and the review of
university legislation, to bring forward in due course major changes
to the legislation governing academic appointments. In the interim,
it is necessary to make ad hoc provision to revise the
constitution of electoral boards in the light of the dissolution of
the General Board (which normally makes one or two appointments to
such boards) . The following `notwithstanding' decree lays down
certain principles to be applied in the case of each board which
needs to be constituted after 1 October until permanent legislation
is prepared. These principles are as follows.

1. Where the General Board makes only one appointment, this
should fall to Council (thereby normally increasing Council's
appointees to two) .

2. Where the Board makes two appointments, one should in future
be made by Council and one by the appropriate Divisional Board.

3. The electors appointed by faculty boards (where these remain)
and by the Divisional Board should include at least one external
person.

4. The head of the relevant division should have the right to be
on each electoral board but not ex officio; he or she should
fill one of the existing places.

5. The Vice-Chancellor should be given power to determine (after
consultation) the constitution of boards where these principles
(especially 1 and 2) cannot be followed.

Text of Decree (11)

1 Notwithstanding the terms of any statute or decree
which provide that a member or members of an electoral board shall be
appointed by the General Board, such appointments shall, with effect
from 1 October 2000, be made in accordance with the following scheme.

1. Wherever there is provision for the General Board to appoint
one elector, that elector shall be appointed by Council.

2. Wherever there is provision for the General Board to appoint
two electors, one shall be appointed by Council and one by the
appropriate Divisional Board.

3. At least one elector appointed by either a faculty board or a
Divisional Board shall be (in partial fulfilment of the requirement
in Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 1, cl. 2, Statutes, 1997, p.
373) a person who at the time of the meetings of the electoral board
is not the resident holder of a teaching, research, or administrative
post in the University or in any college or other society.

4. The appointed or elected members of each electoral board shall
include the head of the relevant division (or his or her nominee)
unless the head waives this right on any particular occasion.

5. To the extent that the constitution of any electoral board as
laid down by statute or decree prevents the application of the above
principles, the Vice-Chancellor shall have power to approve
appropriate changes in that case after consultation, including
consultation with the appropriate Divisional Board.

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 October
2000.

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Decree (12): Electoral Board for the
Nuffield Professorship of Surgery

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 303, cl.
2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 512, as renumbered by Decrees (1)
and (2) of 4 February 1999, Gazette, Vol. 129, p. 696),
the electoral board for the Nuffield Professorship of Surgery
appointed to fill the impending vacancy vice Professor Sir Peter
Morris shall contain an additional (tenth) member, who shall be
appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences.

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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:

ELENA BLANCO-VAZQUEZ, Computing Services

DAVID CHARLES HASTINGS, Computing Services

FIONA MACINTOSH, St Cross College

CLAIRE VALLANCE, St Catherine's 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:

Blanco-Vazquez, E., MA status, Computing Services

Hastings, D.C., MA status, Computing Services

Macintosh, F., MA status, St Cross

Vallance, C., MA status, St Catherine's

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CONGREGATION 28 June


1 Conferment of Honorary Degrees

The following degrees, honoris causa, approved by Special
Resolution of Congregation, were conferred:

Doctor of Civil Law

HELEN BAMBER, OBE, Founder and Director of the Medical Foundation for
the Care of Victims of Torture

Doctor of Letters

DAME JUDI DENCH, DBE, actress

SIR HOWARD HODGKIN, CBE, Honorary Fellow of Brasenose College,
painter

THE VISCOUNT RUNCIMAN, CBE (MA Cambridge), FBA, Fellow of Trinity
College, Cambridge, Honorary Fellow of Nuffield College,
sociologist

QUENTIN ROBERT DUTHIE SKINNER (MA Cambridge), FBA, Fellow of Christ's
College, Cambridge, Regius Professor of Modern History, University of
Cambridge

Doctor of Science

SIR MARTIN REES (MA, PH.D., Cambridge), FRS, Fellow of King's
College, Cambridge, Royal Society Research Professor, University of
Cambridge, Astonomer Royal

JANET DAVISON ROWLEY (PH.D., BS, MD Chicago), Blum-Riese
Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago

¶ It is much regretted that, for reasons of health, Sir Aaron
Klug was unable to attend the ceremony on 28 June. It is hoped that
arrangements can be made for him to receive his honorary degree at a
later date.


2 Encaenia

THE PUBLIC ORATOR delivered the Oration `in commemoration of the
Benefactors of the University according to the intention of the Right
Honourable Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham'.

¶ The texts of the speeches made by the Public Orator in
introducing the recipients of Honorary Degrees, and of the Oration,
are published as Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4554.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 30 June 2000: University Agenda<br />

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CONGREGATION 4 July


Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at
noon on 4 July, unless by that time the Registrar has received notice
in writing from two or more members of Congregation under the
provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1997,
p. 15) that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of
Congregation.

Text of Special Resolution

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

NIGEL JOHN EMPTAGE, Lincoln College

TERENCE JOSEPH HILL, Templeton College

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CONGREGATION 4 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 preambles adopted, the
special resolutions carried, and the nomination of an `external'
member of the Council of the University approved without a meeting
under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11
(Statutes, 1997, p. 8).

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CONGREGATION 11 July 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of
any intention to oppose the following nomination, signed by at least
two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon
on Monday, 3 July (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited
in the note at the end of `University Agenda').


Approval of nomination of `external' member
of the Council of the University

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor will
declare approved, without holding the meeting of Congregation on 4
July, the nomination of Sir Victor Blank as one of the two `external'
members of the new Council of the University (see above). The
following person has now accepted an invitation to allow her name to
be nominated as the second such member:

THE RT. HON. GILLIAN SHEPHARD, Honorary Fellow of St Hilda's College,
Member of Parliament for South West Norfolk, to serve for four years
from 1 October 2000.

This nomination will be submitted for approval.

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CONGREGATION 10 October 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of
any intention to vote against the preamble of the following statute,
signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the
Registrar by noon on Monday, 2 October (see the Guide to Procedures
in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').


Promulgation of Statute

Statute: Removal of anomalies

WHEREAS it is expedient to remove anomalies and to make
consequential amendments to existing statutes which have been
overlooked in recent legislation, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. VIII, Sect. III, cl. 1 (1), concerning
the Curators of the University Libraries (Statutes,
1997, p. 58, as amended by Statute (1) approved by Congregation on 22
February 2000, Gazette, pp. 797, 832), after`Academic
Services' insert`and University Collections'.

[This clause gives to the new Pro-Vice-Chancellorship
concerned the fuller title which will now be used to describe the
responsibilities attached to the office.
]

2 In Tit. XV, Sect. III, cl. 2, concerning the
composition of committees (p. 112, as renumbered by Statute (2)
approved by Congregation on 29 June 1999, Gazette, Vol.
129, pp. 1433, 1482), after`while holding any' insert`academic post
of the University or any other'.

[This clause clarifies the existing wording concerning the
age limit for membership of university committees.
]

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 30 June 2000: Notices<br />

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STATUTES APPROVED BY HER MAJESTY IN COUNCIL

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her
Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 14 June 2000 Her Majesty was pleased
to approve the Statutes (1) establishing the Degree of Master of Fine Art, (2)
concerning changes to the College Contributions Scheme, and (3) concerning
the membership of Convocation, printed in Gazette, pp. 256, 333,
and 395 (approved by Congregation, pp. 298, 360, and 422).

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

On the recommendation of the Psychological Studies Faculty
Board, the General Board has assigned the Department of
Experimental Psychology to P.E. BRYANT, MA, Fellow of Wolfson College
and Watts Professor of Psychology, for the period from 1 October
2000 until the appointment of a new head of department following
the incoming Professor of Psychology taking up office.

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DOOLEY PRIZE IN ANATOMY 1999–2000

The Prize has been awarded to DR BENJAMIN TURNEY.

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BRIAN THOMAS STYLES MEMORIAL PRIZE 2000

The Brian Thomas Styles Memorial Prize, which is awarded from time to time
for an outstanding D.Phil. thesis in the subject area of tropical or subtropical
plant taxonomy, has been awarded in 2000 to DR MARK CARINE, Pembroke
College, for his thesis `A systematic study of the southern Indian and Sri
Lankan Strobilanthinae (Acanthaceae)'.

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JIMMY ELLIOTT MEMORIAL FUND

Awards have been made to the following:

MS ROSE ASKEW, Trinity College

MS ELINOR BREMAN, Linacre College
TOM CLEMENTS, Jesus College

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MIKE SOPER BURSARY FUND

Awards have been made to the following:

MS CERI COLLINGBORN, St Catherine's College

MS CHLOË GALLEY, Wadham College

MS HANNAH IRVING, St Hilda's College

MS JESSICA METCALF, St Hugh's College

MS NORA SCHULTZ, Christ Church

EDWARD VOWLES, Pembroke College

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COUNSELLING SERVICE


Vacation opening times

The Counselling Service will remain open throughout the Long Vacation,
between 9.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m. on weekdays.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 30 June 2000: Lectures<br />

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THEOLOGY


Ian Ramsey Centre

The relation of theology and the sciences, including medicine

The following speakers will present seminars in this series at 8.30
p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

Conveners: Professor J.H. Brooke and Dr Margaret Yee.

12 Oct.: PROFESSOR J. HEDLEY BROOKE.

26 Oct.: DR R. ILIFFE, Imperial College, London

9 Nov.: PROFESSOR R. GILL, Kent.

23 Nov.: DR N. SOLOMON.

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EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Mendel Friedman Conference on Yiddish Studies

The third annual Mendel Friedman Conference on Yiddish Studies will
take place on 4–6 July. Enquiries should be addressed to:
enquiries@ehrc.ox.ac.uk.


The Politics of Opera

This one-day conference will be held on Monday, 3 July, in the Taylor
Institution.

All are welcome. There is no registration fee, but those who
attend should
make their own arrangements for lunch and any accommodation needed.

Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Dr Rosamund
Bartlett, European Humanities Research Centre, 76 Woodstock Road,
Oxford OX2 6LE (telephone: Oxford (2)84680, fax: (2)84681, e-mail:
rosamund.bartlett@european-humanities.oxford.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR M.M. BOWIE, Director of the Centre

9.45 a.m.: Welcome and introduction.

BERNARD WILLIAMS, All Souls College

10 a.m.: `The politics of opera.'

ROSAMUND BARTLETT, EHRC/Birkbeck College, University of London

10.30 a.m.: `Opera at the Sheremetev Serf Theatre
(1775--97).'

MICHAEL BURDEN, New College

11.30 a.m.: `Purcell's King Arthur in
the eighteenth century.'

CORMAC NEWARK, Cambridge

12 noon: ` "Letters Home": opera and
cultural embassy in (and outside) early nineteenth-century
France.'

SUZANNE APSDEN, Cambridge, and KAREN HENSON, Christ Church (leading
discussion)

12.30 p.m.: Discussion.

LESLIE KEARNEY, Indiana

2.30 p.m.: `Marriage as a social contract in
Mussorgsky's Khovanshchina and Wagner's Die
Walküre
.'

EMANUELE SENICI, Christ Church

3.30 p.m.: `Verdi's Falstaff and an
Italian fin-de-siècle.'

ANYA SUSCHITZKY, Merton College (leads discussion)

3.30 p.m.: Discussion.

PATRICK CARNEGY, Wagner scholar and theatre critic

4.30 p.m.: `De-Nazifying Wagner: West versus East
German approaches.'

ROGER ALLEN, Wagner scholar (leads discussion)

5 p.m.: Discussion.

The conference will end with a general discussion, 5.30--6
p.m.

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UNIVERSITY LABORATORY OF PHYSIOLOGY

UK–Australasian Physiology/Pharmacology Lecture Tour

PROFESSOR D. COOKE, Sydney, will deliver his Prize Lecture at 4 p.m.
on Friday, 14 July, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the University
Laboratory of Physiology.

Subject: `Control of sodium transporters in epithelia.'

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CHRIST CHURCH

Summer Lectures 2000: Looking at the Gospels

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the
Priory Room, Christ Church.

CANON H. MAYR-HARTING, Regius Professor of History

5 July: `Looking at the Gospels in the year 1000.'
(With slides)

CANON J. WEBSTER, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity

12 July: `Jesus and the Gospel of God (Mark
1:14–25).'

CANON O. O'DONOVAN, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology

19 July: `The Sermon on the Mount.'

THE REVD JUSTIN LEWIS-ANTHONY

26 July: `Jesus Christ, movie star.'

CANON K. WARD, Regius Professor of Divinity

2 Aug.: `Can we find the historical Jesus?'

CANON M. PEIRCE, Diocesan Director of Ordinands

9 Aug.: `Miracles and what we make of them.'

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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 30 June 2000: Examinations and Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards


Contents of this section:

[Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or
recurrent entry.]

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL
SCIENCES AND COMMITTEE ON CONTINUING EDUCATION


M.Sc. in Software Engineering

In accordance with the regulations for these courses, notice is hereby given
that the list of Schedule B modules available in the period July to December
2000 will be:

Software Engineering Mathematics

Distributed Objects

Software Development Management

Scalable Parallel Programming

Object Orientation

Specification and Design

Design Patterns

Performance Modelling

Object Oriented Programming

Practical Software Engineering

Functional Programming

Object Oriented Design

Software Testing

Concurrency and Distributed Systems

Advanced Software Development

Requirements Engineering

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STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE M.SC. IN COMPUTER
SCIENCE

In accordance with the examination regulations for the M.Sc. in Computation
(Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 741), the Standing Committee for the
Degree of M.Sc. in Computer Science gives notice that the list of options for
examination in 2001 will be:

Schedule A

Computer Architecture

Functional Programming

Mathematics for Software Engineering

Procedural Programming or Formal Program Design I

Schedule B

Advanced Concurrency Tools

Application Oriented Program Semantics

Computers in Society

Concurrency

Distributed Systems

Formal Program Design II
Object Oriented Programming I

Object Oriented Programming II

Operating Systems

Parallel Scientific Computation

Software Specification and Design

Theorem Proving

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LETTERS

The Board of the Faculty of Modern History has granted leave to B.
WASSERSTEIN to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Letters.

A list of the evidence submitted by the candidate is available at the
University Offices.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF
PHILOSOPHY

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

Anthropology and Geography

A. PAPATHEODOROU, St Antony's: `Evolutionary patterns in tourism: a spatial
industrial organisation approach'.

School of Geography, Friday, 7 July, 2 p.m.


Examiners: G. Clark, T. Palaskas.

CHIH HOONG SIN, Nuffield: `Ethnic residential segregation in Singapore's public
housing'.

School of Geography, Friday, 14 July, 2 p.m.


Examiners: C. Clarke, V. Robinson.

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Biological Sciences

J.M. BRYCE, Lady Margaret Hall: `Habitat use by sympatric populations of red
and grey squirrels: the implications for conservation management'.

Department of Zoology, Friday, 7 July, 9 a.m.


Examiners: M.J. Packer, S. Rushton.

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Clinical Medicine

P. VON DADELSZEN, Oriel: `Activation of maternal leukocytes in
pre-eclampsia'.

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Wednesday, 5 July, 2 p.m.


Examiners: I.L. Sargent, F. Lyall.

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Modern History

M. KEOGHAN, St Hugh's: `The economic history of the Liverpool marine
insurance market'.

All Souls, Wednesday, 5 July, 2 p.m.


Examiners: C.H. Feinstein, O. Westall.

D. VARBLE, Oriel: `The Atlantic Partnership and Middle Eastern strategy in the
early Cold War'.

Wadham, Wednesday, 5 July, 11 a.m.


Examiners: J. Piscatori, W.R. Louis.

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Physical Sciences

G. ADAMIEC, Linacre: `Aspects of pre-dose and other luminescence phenomena
in quartz absorbed dose estimation'.

Research Laboratory for Archaeology, Thursday, 13 July, 10 a.m.


Examiners: M.S. Tite, I.K. Bailiff.

S.L.J. CONWAY, Jesus: `Structure–reactivity relationships in metallocene
chemistry: the ANSA-effect'.

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Tuesday, 18 July, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: D. O'Hare, R. Perutz.

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Physiological Sciences

J. DODD, Exeter: `Correlation of visual perception with neuronal activity in
curtical area MT'.

University Laboratory of Physiology, Friday, 11 August, 11 a.m.


Examiners: J.F. Stein, R. Snowden.

A.L. GLOYN, Green College: `Molecular genetics of type 2
diabetes'.

Laboratory of Physiology, Thursday, 24 August, 11 a.m.


Examiners: F.M. Ashcroft, A. Hattersley.

HAN-JOO LEE, Keble: `Studies of yaba-like disease virus, a yatapox virus'.

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Tuesday, 25 July, 2 p.m.


Examiners: J. Errington, A.J. Davison.

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Theology

D. WIDDICOMBE, Keble: `Theology and experience: methodological issues in the
theology of P.T. Forsyth'.

Examination Schools, Wednesday, 26 July, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: M.D. Chapman, L.E. Gunton.

M.B. YARNELL, Regent's Park: `Royal priesthood in the
English Reformation'.

Theology

Faculty, Monday, 24 July, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: D.N.J. MacCulloch, R. Williams.

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Committee for Comparative Philology and General Linguistics

P. WEST, Christ Church: `Long distance coarticulatory
effects of English l and r'.

Phonetics Laboratory, Wednesday, 5 July, 9.30 a.m.


Examiners: P.J. Roach, P. Hoole.

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EXAMINATIONS 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 candidates as
follows:

Law

L.-A. GOUGH, Lady Margaret Hall: `Sham trusts'.

Jesus, Thursday, 6 July, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: P.J. Clarke, J.H. Hackney.

B. SPINA, Wadham: `Regulating for quality of care in the National Health
Service'.

Oriel, Tuesday, 4 July, 11 a.m.


Examiners: K.O. Hawkins, B. Surender.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 30 June 2000: Colleges<br />

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


Contents of this section:

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OBITUARIES


Corpus Christi College

ANTHONY JOHN BOWYER VAUX, MA, 27 May 2000; commoner 1928–31. Aged 89.

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Hertford College

PROFESSOR ALBERT EDGAR UTTON, 29 September 1998; Rhodes Scholar 1953.

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY VICTOR SMITHERS, 7 May 2000; Rhodes Scholar 1930. Aged
91.

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St Hilda's College

JOAN WINIFRED LEMON (née Cox), BA, 29 March 2000; commoner
1932–5. Aged 86.

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ELECTION


Merton College

To an Exhibition:

MISS LUCY CATHERINE SALISBURY, formerly of
Wycombe Abbey School

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 30 June 2000: Advertisements<br />

Advertisements


Contents of this section:



How to advertise in the
Gazette


Terms and conditions
of acceptance of advertisements

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

This club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and
families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club
Room at 13 Norham Gardens any Wednesday morning between 10.30 a.m. and 12
noon, from the week before term starts to the week after term, and
throughout the Summer vacation, and sample our programme of events and
outings. The club rooms and the equipment are available throughout the
summer on Wednesdays 10.30--12 noon. New Newcomers are especially welcome
to make contact and to buy necessary items as and when they arrive in
Oxford.

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d'Overbroeck's College

Summer Holiday Courses for 10 to 14 year olds. Art
(photography, ceramics, painting and drawing) and jazz. Suitable for all
standards. An interesting and fun way to use the holidays. Contact Sami
Cohen at d'Overbroeck's College on 01865 310000.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

Among new items, Benedict Rubbra's book Paintings
1958--1998: Ideas and influences
, will interest visitors to `Visualising
Insulin Secretion', while several titles relate to the exhibition `Ruskin and the
University Museum'. These temporary displays in the upper gallery run until
31 July and 31 Dec. respectively. In addition a wider than usual choice of
dinosaur and dodo souvenirs celebrates the opening of the new permanent
display in the main court. Museum open daily, noon--5 p.m. (inc. August Bank
Holiday). Admission is free.

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Westminster Classic Tours

From Troy to Tarsus, we cruise the Turkish coast offering
classical tours for a maximum of 12 per group, on traditional Turkish gulets.
We also offer painting tours, private charters for friends or family, and tours
of mainland Greece. For a copy of our brochure contact us at Westminster
Classic Tours, suite 120, 266 Banbury Road, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 728565, fax:
728575, e-mail: info@wct99.com.

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Bodleian Shop

Timothy Richards has become well- known for his fine
architectural models, and we are pleased to present his new 270mm-high model
of the Radcliffe Camera. Using only traditional materials- -British gypsum
plaster with added etched brass, lead and copper, the model is available as
a single piece (depth 145mm) designed to stand on the mantelpiece or shelf,
or the same piece divided as 2 bookends. Radcliffe Camera architectural model
and bookends: Price £175 pair bookends/£175 model. From the
Bodleian Shop, open Mon.--Fri. 9 a.m.--6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.--12.30 p.m. Mail
order, tel.: 01865 277091, fax: 01865 277137, e-mail: sales@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

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Business Opportunity

Do you enjoy your job, but you need more money? Or maybe
you don't enjoy your job, and would like the chance to create something new.
Then enquire about our network marketing business, with a leading
manufacturer of nutritional supplements. The hours are flexible, outlay is
minimal, it is home based and can be built in your spare time. Full training
is given and continual support. The compensation is excellent. If you would
like more details call Dr Joanna Hawke on 01865 865722.

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Services offered

German translation and editing. Professional German
translator and Social Sciences researcher offers English into German
translation, and copy-editing, proof-reading, re-writing and fine- tuning of
German copy. High quality output and commitment to long-term projects. For
enquiries please tel.: 01865 558254 or 558714, or e-mail:
114611.1677@compuserve.com.

House sitter: academic available to house sit from Sept.
2000--Oct. 2001. Long term preferred. References provided. Tel.: 01865 728757
or e-mail: trc45@hotmail.com.

Biddles Book Manufacturers Ltd provide a single and 2
colour litho book printing service with limp and cased binding. We also have
a short run unit for specialist publications. Our customer base includes major
U.K. book publishers, institutions, learned societies, colleges and
self-publishing authors. For estimates and technical advice, please contact:
Norman White, 01483 502224 or e-mail: nwhite@biddles.co.uk. Web site:
www.biddles.co.uk.

Your basic personal tax return completed, and all liabilities
calculated for £120. Letting, authorship, royalty income etc., £40
extra. No VAT charged. For business and trust accounts etc. please ask for
a quotation. John Hanks LLM FCA, Chartered Accountant, 50 Thames Street,
Oxford OX1 1SU. Tel.: 01865 438572, e-mail: john.hanks@ukonline.co.uk.

Garden design. Pershore qualified designer with 2 years
experience at The Burford Garden Company, offers flexible service, including
site survey, planting plans, imaginative designs and project management.
Initial consultation free of charge. Lesley Simpson, tel./fax: 01993 880322.

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.

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.

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

Au-pair or part-time nanny needed to look after 6 year old
girl (mainly from 3 p.m.--6 p.m. weekdays) beginning Sept. Ability to drive
required. Please contact Dr. Arciszewska on 01993 882427 or e-mail:
lidiarc@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

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.: 01865 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Situations Vacant

Churches Together in Oxfordshire: Post of County Ecumenical
Officer. Applications are invited for the post, which becomes vacant in
September. It is open to women or men, lay or ordained, who are in good
standing in churches or denominations in membership of Churches Together
in England. The work involves sustaining and developing existing ecumenical
work in Oxfordshire and exploring new structures for CTO. The person
appointed will require experience of ecumenism, commitment to unity, and have
proven communication and administrative skills. Application forms and further
details are available from: Mr Julian Kent, Westminster Institute, Harcourt Hill
Campus, Oxford Brookes University, OX2 9AT. Interviews will take place in
September.

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Houses to Let

Well located, centrally heated and double glazed 3 bedroom
(2 reception) house in Marston. Fully fitted kitchen with breakfast bar,
washer/drier, fridge/freezer, microwave oven and gas hob; charming garden
studio fitted with office furniture, sofa, electricity and carpet. Walking
distance from supermarket, university, city centre and hospitals. Available to
non-smoking families from 1 Sept. for 12 months. £800 deposit required
for reservation. Rent £800 p.c.m. plus bills and council tax. Tel.: 01865
404836/308015, or e-mail: yiping.chen@ctsu.ox.ac.uk.

Prime location, charming house in north central Oxford, near
meadows. Three bedrooms, living/dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, gas c.h.,
pretty garden. To let from end August. £950 p.m. Tel.: 01869 347704.

Bladon, near Woodstock. Newly decorated throughout,
furnished, 3 bedroom semi-detached house to let for 4 months period from
mid-Aug. Property comprises of: downstairs; living room, kitchen, utility room
with w.c. and shower, large diner/sun lounge: upstairs; 2 double bedrooms,
single bedroom, bathroom. House has garden to front and a large (130 ft)
enclosed mature garden to rear, with patio. £700 p.c.m. inc. Rent and
available dates are negotiable. Please e-mail: karen_pye@unipart.co.uk (until 28
July) or call Karen on 01993 812915.

Shotover. Five bedroom, furnished house. Central heating,
d.g., Aga, 1 acre garden, use of car. £1,250 p.m. from 1 Aug. Tel.: 01865
769800.

Large North Oxford home in quiet cul- de-sac, ending in
park. Four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sun room etc. Available early Oct.--early
Dec. £350 p.w. all inclusive (except phone). E-mail:
tam@frishberg.demon.co.uk, or tel.: 01865 454274.

North Oxford . Furnished, 3 bedroom house available for 1
year or longer, from mid-Aug. Garage, front and rear gardens, gas c.h. On
bus route to city centre. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515547 or 01869
331575.

Central Oxford, Rewley Park. Recently built 2 bedroom
terrace house, close to University and city centre (5 mins.' walk). Situated in
quiet cul-de-sac adjacent to train station. One double bedroom, 1 single
bedroom-cum-office, ample hanging and storage space, modern kitchen,
washer/drier, gas central heating. Carpeted, furnished and equipped to a high
standard throughout. Small garden and patio. Own parking. Available 1 Oct.
for 6--12 months at £835 p.c.m exclusive, or, 3--6 months let £940
p.c.m. inc. utilities and council tax. Apply Dr Josephine Reynell, tel.: 01865
516615, fax: 01865 516616, e-mail: macdonaldreynell@netscapeonline.co.uk.

To rent from August, an exceptional 4 bedroom town house
in North Oxford. Recently furnished with IKEA and in good decorative order.
All modern appliances. Ground floor: large study/bedroom, bedroom three,
shower room and separate toilet; First floor: lounge/dining room, fully fitted
kitchen; Second floor: bedrooms 1 and 2 (doubles), bathroom and toilet. Off
road parking for 1 car, small paved garden. Non-smoking tenants required.
£900 p.c.m. For further information or to view please telephone Frances
Morris on 01865 307219.

Executive 2 bedroom Victorian conversion, secluded but
sunny garden, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, located 2 mins.' walk from the rail
station/business school, and very close to Nuffield, Worcester Colleges. Power
shower, light and spacious. Available to non-smokers anytime from now for a
minimum of 6 months. Rent £900 p.c.m. negotiable. Tel.: 01865 249740 or
e-mail: chris.mccoy@glencore-us.com.

Charming cottage, 12 miles north west of Oxford, in a quiet
corner of village. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Two
bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study). Beams, inglenook
fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier,
fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled garden, garage. Entry date flexible
between Sept. and early Jan. Possibility of parking in Oxford. Tel./fax: 01865
510542 or e-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

In quiet residential area of North Oxford (just off the
Banbury Road). Four bedrooms (3 double), 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining room,
and separate kitchen. Secluded and safe garden to rear, small garden and
off-street parking to front. Within easy reach of all amenities and public
transport. £1,300 p.m. inc. gardener, o.n.o. Available Aug.- -Sept. Contact
Dave Wilkinson 01865 484613/514737, or e-mail: dave@wilkinson.u-net.com.

Edwardian Houseboat, River Thames, Oxford. Exquisite
mooring on Port Meadow, 10 mins. Oxford centre. The historic Queen's Barge
has been fully restored and fitted with period furnishings, and all modern
conveniences. Grand saloon, main bedroom, additional bedroom, study, bathroom
and kitchen. Parking available. Easy access to trains. From £1,250 p.c.m.
Tel./fax: 01789 740 783, or e-mail: hamel@wanadoo.fr.

Quiet, modernised terrace house, fully furnished, central
north Oxford. Two bedrooms, garden, c.h. Suitable visiting academics. Available
to let to 1 or 2 persons only from 16 Sept., for one academic year. For
further details, tel.: Mrs Ockenden, Oxford 512747, or e-mail:
rosaleen@community.co.uk.

West Oxford, within walking distance of city centre and rail
station, excellent, modern (3 years old), well presented and appointed 4
bedroom (1 en suite) terrace house, with garage and parking. Double glazed
with gas c.h. Fully furnished, garden and close to park. Ideally suited for a
visiting academic couple/family, or professionals, non-smokers, no pets.
Available from around mid-Aug.for 1 year initially. £975 p.c.m. Contact the
owners at 01865 727855, or the letting agents Pearce Alder & Co. at 01865
246502.

Delightful modern 4 bedroom house between LMH and Dragon
School. Newly refurbished and equipped to an amazing standard. Main en
suite, ISDN, central vacuuming, american fridge/freezer, TV/video, music, BBQ.
Garage and gardens. Available inc. linen/bills from 1 week at £900 to 12
months at £1,8000 p.c.m. exclusive. Tel./fax Melanie on 01865 515323 or
e-mail: melanietowns@aol.com.

Well appointed, furnished, centrally heated 3 bedroom house
in Kiln Lane, Headington, Oxford. Bathroom, kitchen, lounge/dining room,
charming easy care garden. Close to shops, John Radcliffe, Churchill and
Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospitals. Easy access to city centre, University and
London. Ideally suited to professional University or medical couple, overseas
visitor or individual. £775 p.c.m, plus bills. References required. Minimum
1 year. Non-smokers only. Available from July/Aug. Please contact, tel/fax:
Oxford 735540, e-mail: valerie.moar@pharm.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford . Four bedrooms, 2 receptions, 2 bathrooms,
large kitchen- diner, parking, garage and small garden. Available from
mid-July for the next academic year. At present arranged as 6 bed/study
rooms and best suited to 5 or 6 academic shares. Rent £1,300 p.m. Tel.:
01865 516144 or fax 01865 437996.

Cobden Crescent, 10 mins.' walk Carfax. Beside river, near
Folly Bridge. Handsome Victorian terrace house. Interior gutted and
re-designed to high standard 1992, and just re-decorated. One car in drive
plus residents' parking. Two bedrooms, 2 reception, kitchen, convservatory,
upstairs bathroom, gas c.h. Sunny main rooms and south facing enclosed small
garden, with 2 patios and wisteria and rose covered pergola. suit academic or
professional couple, overseas visitors or individual. Furnished or unfurnished.
One year or longer. Non-smoking. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 464198. Write:
Revd W.L.R. Watson, St Peter's College.

Modern 2 bedroom house, near Iffley Turn. Fully equipped,
c.h., with parking space. Very quiet leafy cul-de-sac, 2 miles city centre.
Available 10 June. Minimum 6 months let. £600 p.c.m. plus Council Tax.
Sorry no pets or smokers. Tel.: 01865 361494 for further details, or e-mail:
southend104@hotmail.com.

Sunny Victorian terrace house, Iffley Fields. Ten mins.' walk
High Street. Two reception (period fireplaces), modern kitchen and bathroom,
second w.c., large double bedroom, study/guest bedroom (double sofa-bed),
utilities, cellar, antiques, pine floors and period features. Nice garden. Suit
couple, no children. Available mid-July through Sept. £750 monthly inc.
council tax. E-mail: ayers@wadham.oxford.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 798069 or, 01873
810982.

A spacious, detached family house with a large, beautiful
garden, set on the threshold of Bagley Woods. Four bedrooms, one with en
suite bathroom, family bathroom, separate wc, living room, dining room, sitting
room, morning room, kitchen and separate utility room. Separate double garage
at the front of the property, single garage at the side. Off-road parking for
a number of cars. £1,450 p.m. Those who are interested should contact
the Bursar at St Cross College on Oxford 278497. Please leave a message on
the answerphone if necessary.

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 please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Road, Summertown,
Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail:
oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: 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.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail:
info@qbman.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

London, Highbury/Islington N5. Absolutely beautiful, light,
spacious, 2 double bedrooms, split-level Victorian conversion, in tree lined
cul-de-sac. Pine floors, balcony, stunning roof-top views, furnished. Tennis
courts, swimming pool, park, 5 mins.' walk. Available mid-July. £310 p.w.
or as exchange with similar in Oxford. Tel.: 01865 222476 or 07968 228072, or
e-mail: frances.sanderson@ndm.ox.ac.uk.

Writer's retreat--newly converted former stone stable block
in grounds of quintessential country house. Three miles from Junction 10 of
the M40, half an hour by car to Oxford. Two bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, private
garden area bounded by medieval dovecote wall. Available now for up to 6
months at £695 p.c.m. For more details please contact Rachel or Fiona at
Finders Keepers, 3 Horse Fair, Banbury, Oxon. OX16 0AA. Tel.: 01295 276766.
E-mail: banbury@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

Overlooking the river yet under 10 mins.' walk from city
centre, rail station and bus station. Modern fully-furnished top floor flat in
quiet cul-de-sac. Includes double bedroom, light and airy sitting room with
kitchen area, bathroom with bath and shower, balcony. Electric storage heating
(Economy 7). Electric cooker, fridge/freezer, and washing machine/drier. Own
covered parking space, bicycle store. Suit single person or couple. No
smokers. Available from August. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 512138, e-mail:
ben.yudkin@dtn.ntl.com.

North Parade. Charming, fully furnished 1 bedroom flat in
the heart of North Oxford. Available August. £650 p.m. Tel.: 01865 513816
weekdays.

North and central north Oxford, 1 and 2 bedroom apartments,
very convenient for all university departments. Above average standard of
accommodation, space, parking and security. Best suited to mature
professionals and visiting academics. Available for the next academic year and
various earlier dates. Rents ranging from £600--£750 p.c.m. Tel.:
01865 516144 or fax 01865 437996.

Spacious self-contained ground-floor flat in Littlemore, 3
miles city centre, frequent buses. Two double bedrooms, 2 reception rooms,
kitchen/breakfast room. Fully furnished including automatic washing machine,
tumble drier, microwave, oil c.h. Carport and use of large garden. Suitable for
family or adults sharing. Available from 2 July for minimum 6 months. Rent
£575 p.c.m., plus bills. Call 01865 777631 (eves.).

Flat to rent, Upper Wolvercote, Oxford---in excellent position.
One bedroom flat in excellent condition and position, with superb views.
Extremely convenient location on bus route, also car parking: in village
atmosphere close to both Port Meadow and city with all its amenities. Available
from mid-July onwards for up to a year. £550 p.c.m plus bills. E-mail:
WrldCo@cs.com, or tel.: 01865 311436.

North Oxford , Summertown. Spacious, interesting flat,
convenient for town and shops. Recently refurbished, new carpets, furnished
and with gas c.h. One large double bedroom with stripped pine floor, 1 single
bedroom/study. Kitchen with microwave, fridge freezer and gas cooker. Sitting
room with coal effect gas fire. Bathroom with bath and shower, separate w.c.
Off-road parking, small garden. No smokers or pets please. Suit professionals,
couple or family. Available from June for long or short let. £800 p.c.m.
exc. Tel.: 01865 510467 or 01242 672088. E-mail: j.braithwaite@denso- sales.co.uk

Central North Oxford, 10 mins. walk from city centre, all main
University buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available for
short/long let. Exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely
quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential
Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. First-floor flat available 1
Sept., and second-floor flat available mid-Sept., large double bedroom, large
drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking and large secluded
garden. Tel.:/fax: Oxford 552400.
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Accommodation Offered

Summertown. Excellent value rooms available in North Oxford
house. Each has en suite facilities with communal kitchen and laundry
facilities. Availability throughout summer for 1 year lets. Rents start from
£365 p.c.m. inc. council tax and all utilities. For more information please
contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2
7BY, or by telephone on 01865 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, or for
information regarding other available properties please visit our Web site:
www.finders.co.uk.

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. All rooms £45 p.w.,
telephone, shower, c.h., all mod. cons. Available now, short stay up to 3
months. Located near Woodstock Road roundabout. Tel.: 01865 511657.

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 please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road,
Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, fax: Oxford 556993, e-mail:
oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation sought

Israeli couple, both academics, with a newly born child are
interested in a furnished house/apartment in Oxford (not far from centre), for
a period of 1- -2 years from August 2000. E-mail: levi@poli.haifa.ac.il. Tel./fax:
972 3 528 3530.

D'Overbroeck's College is looking for more good family and
self-catering rooms in North Oxford for A level students returning in
September. We have a particular need for self-catering flatlets in private
houses. Excellent rates are paid through the College. If you think you can
help, please telephone the Accommodation Office for further information on
01865 310000.

French development consultant and teacher, with 2 daughters
16 and 14, seeks a furnished 3 bedroom house or flat in Oxford, preferably
within walking distance of the city centre, from Sept.,-- Nov.,(exact dates
flexible). Possibly Bruxelles--Oxford exchange. E-mail:
lucien.rossignol@skynet.be. Tel.: 00 32 237 64562. Fax: 00 32 237 66536. Oxford
contact Michele, tel.: Oxford 511058.

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Summer Lets

Attractive 3 bedroom house available in Oxford for cat lover.
One month from 24 July--24 Aug. Very low rent in return for feeding 2 cats
while owners away on holiday. For further details please phone 01865
716924.

Summer Let in Oxford. Live in comfort near the Thames, just
a short walk to the city centre. Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms,
south-facing garden. Centrally heated, large split-level living room, dining
room, new and fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with bidet and w.c., shower
room with w.c. Available 6 weeks, Sat. 22 July--Sun., 3 Sept. Price negotiable.
Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 725193.

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Holiday Lets

Find life at a different pace. Kate Boats, Warwick. Family
owned company with quality self-drive narrowboats for hire in the heart of
England. Phone 01926 492968 or e-mail: cheryl@kateboats.co.uk for a brochure,
or visit our Web site: www.kateboats.co.uk.

Pembrokeshire Coast. Farmhouse (4 bedrooms) and barn (3
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms). Log fires, panoramic views, spectacular cliff walks,
National Trust beaches. £100--£440 p.w. Still available June and July.
Tel.: Isobel Cox on 01923 856114, or see the photos and other details at:
http://gl.home.dhs.org.

Cornwall, near Sennen Cove. Converted barn, sleeps 4,
comfortable, with microwave, washing machine, tumble drier, TV, video. Sea
view, small garden. Available from July. £100-250 p.w. Tel.: 01865
557713.

North Cornwall. This lovely old farmhouse (c. 1800) has been
caringly divided to provide two holiday cottages of great character. A
wonderful setting for nature lovers, the River Allen, which is a designated
site of `special scientific interest' flows past the meadows of this 10-acre
smallholding. Only 5 miles from the coast, a short drive will take you to the
lovely old fishing village of Port Isaac. Polzeath and Boscastle are within 9
miles. Walkers and cyclists can enjoy Bodmin Moor and the Camel Trail is just
a short drive. Lounge with woodburner, well equipped kitchen/diner, 2
bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin), bathroom/w.c. Full night storage heating. Linen,
cot/high chair provided. Regret no pets. £166- £419 p.w. Tel.: 01208
850280 for more details. E-mail: tregreenwell@supanet.com.

French Riviera, ground floor, 2 bedroom flat, between St
Raphael and Cannes. Five mins. walk from the beach, pool, shops, restaurants.
Tennis and golf nearby. South-facing private patio; parking alongside. Linen
provided. Reasonable rates. Tel.: Epsom, 01372 744246.

Self-catering accommodation 5 minutes walk to city centre.
We have 4-bedroom self-contained flats to let from July to Sept., fully
equipped kitchens for groups or families. Close to shops, restaurants and
buses. A 24-hour lodge with CCTV. Pleasant gardens in tranquil surroundings.
Use of the adjacent sports ground. Washing machines on site. Free off-road
parking. For rates tel./fax Oxford 725364.

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Houses for Sale

Extended end of terrace in Sutton near Stanton Harcourt, 8
miles west of Oxford. Garage, 4 bedrooms, open fireplace, oil-fired c.h.,
enclosed garden. No chain. Guide price £155,000. Tel.: 07974 920778 or
01865 882956.

Summertown, North Oxford, 5 mins.' walking to excellent
shops and schools, in very quiet side street, semi-detached house built around
1900. Four bedrooms, large living room, light south facing kitchen, bathroom,
basement bedroom/studio with own entrance, new gas c.h., excellent decorative
order, lovely west facing garden, pond and old fashioned rambling roses. Very
friendly neighbourhood. Guide price £360,000. Tel.: 01865 511704 (p.m.),
mobile: 0786 753 0709, or e-mail: tarjuman@yahoo.com.

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<br /> Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 30 June<br /> - 28 July

Diary


Contents of this section:

Academic Staff
Development Seminars
: places should be booked in advance
through
the Staff Development Office, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, Oxford OX1 1PT
(telephone: (2)86803, fax: (2)86801, e-mail:
training@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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 30 June

MAISON FRANÇAISE COLLOQUIUM: `La républicanisme' (today at
Maison Française; tomorrow at Nuffield).

MAISON FRANÇAISE COLLOQUIUM: `Crossing the Channel for Art's
sake!
Anglo-French attitudes to the pictorial arts in the eighteenth and
nineteenth centuries', Maison Française (continues tomorrow and
Sunday).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The arts of Byzantium', 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
£1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Sunday 2 July

PROFESSOR DAVID DANIELL preaches the St John Baptist's Day Sermon,
Magdalen, 10 a.m.

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Monday 3 July

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE exhibition opens: works by Yu Wai-Luen (until 17 July;
open Mon.–Fri., 10 a.m.–4 p.m., but telephone Oxford (2)74800 for
confirmation prior to visiting).

EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE conference: `The politics of opera',
Taylor Institution, 9.45 a.m.–6 p.m. (for details, see `Lectures' above).

MAISON FRANÇAISE COLLOQUIUM: `Utilities regulation in Europe' (today
at Nuffield; tomorrow at Maison Française).

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Tuesday 4 July

EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE conference: third annual Mendel
Friedman conference on Yiddish studies (until 6 July; enquiries to:
enquiries@ehrc.ox.ac.uk).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM Adult Study Day: `Turner's Oxford' (focusing on current
exhibition of Turner), Headley Lecture Theatre, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (fee
£18/£5; to book, tel. (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Small treasures of the Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m.
(Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Wednesday 5 July

CANON H. MAYR-HARTING: `Looking at the Gospels in the year 1000' (lecture
with slides, in Christ Church Cathedral Summer Lectures series: `Looking at
the Gospels'), Priory Room, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

DR A. RICHARDSON: `Nutrition in dyslexia' (public lectures: `Recent research on
dyslexia'), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 7.30 p.m.

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Friday 7 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass of four millennia' (special exhibition),
1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Tuesday 11 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Mughal and Rajput painting' (special
exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9
a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Wednesday 12 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk (Colin Harrison): `Turner's Oxford', 1.15 p.m.
(Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

CANON J. WEBSTER: `Jesus and the Gospel of God (Mark 1:14–25)' (Christ
Church Cathedral Summer Lectures: `Looking at the Gospels'), Priory Room,
Christ Church, 5 p.m.

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Friday 14 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A breath of French air', 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
£1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Tuesday 18 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `French porcelain', 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
£1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Wednesday 19 July

CANON O. O'DONOVAN: `The Sermon on the Mount' (Christ Church Cathedral
Summer Lectures: `Looking at the Gospels'), Priory Room, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

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Friday 21 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Eighteenth-century dress', 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
£1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Tuesday 25 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Turner's Oxford' (special exhibition), 1.15
p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Wednesday 26 July

THE REVD JUSTIN LEWIS-ANTHONY: `Jesus Christ, movie star' (Christ Church
Cathedral Summer Lectures: `Looking at the Gospels'), Priory Room, Christ
Church, 5 p.m.

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Friday 28 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Camille Pissarro', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50.
Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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