31 October 1996 - No 4415

Oxford University Gazette

31 October 1996


 


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CONGREGATION 28 October

Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13), the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 28 October.

Text of Special Resolution

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

JOHN MACLEOD BALL, Queen's College

CHRISTOPHER SPENCE CHAPMAN, Linacre College

KARIN MARIE FIERKE, Nuffield College

DAVID BENJAMIN GOLDSTEIN, New College

STEPHEN JOHN NEW, Hertford College

JOHN SLOAN, MA status, D.PHIL., Harris Manchester College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 28 October

1 Decrees

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

List of the decrees:

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Explanatory note to Decrees (1) and (2)

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor will declare carried at the meeting of Congregation on 5 November the statutes establishing The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company Professorship of Management Studies and changing the current legislation governing the Delegates of the University Press and their Finance Committee, which were promulgated on 15 October (see `University Agenda' below). Council has accordingly made the following decrees, which give effect to consequential changes.

Decree (1)

[For text of the decree, see decree annexed to Statute (3) for for promulgation in Congregation on 15 October, Gazette 21 June 1996]

Decree (2)

[For text of the decree, see decree annexed to Statute (1) for for promulgation in Congregation on 15 October, Gazette 21 June 1996]

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Explanatory note to Decree (3)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Clinical Medicine and Physiological Sciences Boards and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides for the formal acceptance of an extremely generous benefaction from Dr Flora Baber in memory of her husband, Ernest George Baber, to establish a fund, to be called the Baber Studentship Fund, the net income of which shall be used to provide studentships for the support of mature students who have been accepted by the University of Oxford to read for the First or Second BM Examination.

Decree (3)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1995, p. 532), insert § 10:

`§ 10. Baber Studentship Fund

1 The University accepts with gratitude a gift of £200,000 from Dr Flora Baber in memory of her husband, Ernest George Baber, which shall be used, together with any further sums accepted for this purpose, to establish a fund, to be called the Baber Studentship Fund, the net income of which shall be used to provide studentships for the support of mature students who have been accepted by the University to read for the First or Second BM Examination.

2. The fund shall be administered by a board of management consisting of:

(1) Dr Flora Baber, or such person as she shall nominate as her successor, that person and each subsequent successor having power in turn to nominate his or her successor;

(2) Mr V. J. H. Rees or, in the event of his unwillingness or inability to act, one of the other partners of Winkworth & Pemberton, 16 Beaumont Street, Oxford as may be nominated by the partners or, failing that, a nominee of Dr Baber or her current successor;

(3) the Pre-clinical Adviser;

(4) the Director of Clinical Studies.

3. The board shall elect its own chairman and shall determine its own procedure.

4. The studentships shall be awarded by the board of management, which shall determine the value and other terms and conditions of the studentships.

5. In the award of the studentships, preference shall be given (all other things being equal and at the discretion of the board of management) to students resident in the UK or in another state of the Commonwealth.

6. Income not spent in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

7. The board of management shall attempt to contact former Baber Students (whose whereabouts are known) five years after they have qualified as medical practitioners to ask them to make a contribution towards the Baber Studentship Fund.

8. For the purposes of clause 1 above, a mature student shall be defined as any person over the age of 21 years, with or without a degree, wishing to read for the First or Second BM Examination.

9. Subject to the consent of the person specified in clause 2 (1) above, Council shall have power to amend this decree from time to time, provided that the main object of the fund, as defined in clause 1 above, is always kept in view.'

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Explanatory note to Decree (4)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Sub-faculty of Engineering Science and with the concurrence of the General Board, accepts a benefaction from Dr David Edwards and Mrs Georgina Edwards for the maintenance of a prize in Electronic Communications, to be awarded on the basis of the best performance in the Final Honour School of Engineering Science and the associated joint schools in a third- or fourth-year project in the field of Electronic Communications.

Decree (4)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1995, p. 596), insert § 180:

`§ 180. Janson Prize in Electronic Communications

1. The University accepts with gratitude a gift of £2,500 from Dr David Edwards and Mrs Georgina Edwards in memory of Mrs Edwards's father, Mr Ronald Victor Janson.

2. The gift shall be invested to form a fund, the net income of which shall be used for the maintenance of a prize to be called the Ronald Victor Janson Prize in Electronic Communications. The Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences shall be the board of management for the fund.

3. Provided that suitable candidates present themselves, the prize shall be awarded, on the nomination of the examiners, for the best third- or fourth-year project in Electronic Communications in the Final Honour School of Engineering Science and the associated joint schools. The value of the prize shall be as determined from time to time by the board of management.

4. Income not expended on the prize in any year shall, at the discretion of the board of management, either be used to award an additional prize or prizes subject to the provisions of clause 3 above, or be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

5. Council shall have power to amend this decree from time to time, provided that the main object of the fund, as stated in clause 2 above, is always kept in view.'

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Explanatory note to Decree (5)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Sub- faculty of Engineering Science and with the concurrence of the General Board, accepts a bequest from the estate of the late Professor Hans Motz, sometime Professor of Electrical Engineering, for the maintenance of a prize in Electrical Engineering, to be awarded on the basis of the best performance in the Final Honour School of Engineering Science and the associated joint schools in a fourth-year project in the field of Electrical Engineering.

Decree (5)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1995, p. 618), insert new § 235 as follows and renumber existing §§ 235–7 (pp. 618–19) as §§ 236–8:

`§ 235. Motz Prize in Electrical Engineering

1. The University accepts with gratitude the bequest of Professor Hans Motz, sometime Professor of Electrical Engineering, of the sum of £3,000.

2. The bequest shall be invested to form a fund, the net income of which shall be used for the maintenance of a prize to be called the Motz Prize in Electrical Engineering. The Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences shall be the board of management for the fund.

3. Provided that suitable candidates present themselves, the prize shall be awarded, on the nomination of the examiners, for the best fourth-year project in Electrical Engineering in the Final Honour School of Engineering Science and the associated joint schools. The value of the prize shall be as determined from time to time by the board of management, and the prize shall preferably be spent on works of reference in the fields of Classical Electromagnetism, Classical Mechanics, or Plasma Physics.

4. Income not expended on the prize in any year shall, at the discretion of the board of management, either be used to award an additional prize or prizes subject to the provisions of clause 3 above, or be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

5. Council shall have power to amend this decree from time to time, provided that the main object of the fund, as stated in clause 2 above, is always kept in view.'

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Explanatory note to Decree (6)

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor will declare carried at the meeting of Congregation on 5 November the Statute modifying the subject of the Macbride Sermon, which was promulgated on 22 October (see `University Agenda' below). Council has accordingly made the following decree, which gives effect to consequential changes.

Decree (6)

[For text of the decree, see decree annexed to the Statute for promulgation in Congregation on 22 October, Gazette 3 October 1996]

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2 Status of Master of Arts

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

 

ROBERT JOHN BARRATT, Department of Educational Studies

KENNETH GODFREY DUNFORD, Department of Engineering Science

PENELOPE JANE FROST, Department of Engineering Science

NICOLE ALLEGRA GORE, Oriel College

CAROLYN JANE HEADLEY, Wycliffe Hall

CARLOS VELASCO, Department of Statistics

MATTHEW CONWAY WHITBY, Linacre College

KATHRYN ANN WHITNEY, M.PHIL., Worcester 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:

Ball, J.M., MA, Queens'
Barratt, R.J., MA status, Department of Educational Studies
Chapman, C.S., MA, Linacre
Dunford, K.G., MA status, Department of Engineering Science
Frost, P.J., MA status, Department of Engineering Science
Goldstein, D.B., MA, New College
Gore, N.A., MA status, Oriel
Headley, C.J., MA status, Wycliffe Hall
New, S.J., MA, Hertford
Shackleton, M.B., MA, St John's
Velasco, C., MA status, Department of Statistics
Whitby, M.C., MA status, Linacre
Whitney, K.A., MA status, M.Phil., Worcester

University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 4 November

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 4 November, unless by that time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13) that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of Congregation.

Text of Special Resolution

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

PETER DONALD MCDONALD, MA status, D.PHIL., St Hugh's College

BENT NIELSEN, Nuffield College

HOWARD WILLIAM SMITH, M.PHIL., Oriel College

AMY BETH ZAVATSKY, MA status, D.PHIL., St Edmund Hall

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CONGREGATION 19 November 2 p.m.

¶ A Guide to Procedures in Congregation, including the statutory arrangements for giving notice of opposition to items on the agenda, is printed at pp. 1074-81 of Examination Decrees, 1996, and at pp. 19-28 of Statutes, 1995. A member of Congregation seeking advice on questions relating to procedures in Congregation, other than elections, should contact the Senior Assistant Registrar responsible as indicated in the University's Internal Telephone Directory (currently Mr D.M.M. Hall, telephone: (2)70236); questions relating to elections should be addressed to the Head Clerk (currently Mr P.W. Moss, telephone: (2)70190).

Promulgation of Statutes

Explanatory note to Statute (1)

A number of members of Congregation have suggested that it would be helpful if, when elections in Congregation are held in future (namely, to Council, the General Board, and a number of other university bodies), information were made available to the electors, both about the individual candidates and about the functions of the bodies to which the elections were being held. Similar suggestions were made in para. 508 of the recent report to the Commission of Inquiry by Coopers & Lybrand on the governance of the University. Council has approved this idea, on the understanding that the information about the candidates should be strictly factual, describing their present position and relevant activities within the University and elsewhere, and should not include any statements of intent or quasi-political `platforms'.

There is, however, a practical problem, in that the present statutory timetable does not allow enough time for the publication in the Gazette of biographical information about each candidate between the final closing date for nominations and the date of the election. Council accordingly promotes the following statute to make the closing dates for two-member and six-member nominations one week earlier in each case than at present. If the statute is approved, the timetable for elections which are held on the normal date of the Thursday of Fifth Week will be as set out below.

Thursday of `Noughth' Week. First publication in the Gazette of the invitation of nominations. This will include a brief description of the functions of each committee or other body concerned, and will be reprinted in the Gazette in First and Second Weeks. (The statute prescribes a minimum of twenty-eight days' notice, viz. the Thursday of First Week, rather than thirty-five, but it is the intention that notice should always in normal circumstances be published one week earlier than the statutory latest date, in the same way as at present notice is given on the Thursday of First Week rather than the latest possible date of Thursday of Second Week.)

Monday of Second Week (4 p.m.). Closing date for two-member nominations.

Thursday of Second Week. Publication in the Gazette of two-member nominations (without biographical information).

Monday of Third Week (4 p.m.). Closing date for six-member nominations.

Thursday of Third Week. Publication in the Gazette of six-member nominations (without biographical information).

Thursday of Fourth Week. Publication in the Gazette of all nominations, together with biographical information about each candidate.

Friday of Fourth Week (at the latest). Voting papers sent out to members of Congregation.

Thursday of Fifth Week (4 p.m.). Closing date for the return of completed voting papers.

At least one of the nominations in respect of each candidate will have to be made on an official form (obtainable from the Head Clerk, in the University Offices), countersigned by the candidate, setting out the candidate's biographical details. In order to ensure the equitable treatment of all candidates, the publication of the details so provided will be at the Vice-Chancellor's discretion.

(1) Whereas it is expedient to change the periods of notice required by the procedure for elections in Congregation, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. II, Sect. IX, cl. 1, concerning the minimum notice of elections in Congregation (Statutes, 1995, p. 14), delete `twenty-one days' ' and substitute `twenty-eight days' '.

2 Ibid., cl. 4 (a), concerning the closing date for two-member nominations (p. 15), delete `seventeenth day' and substitute `twenty-fourth day'.

3 Ibid., concerning the closing date for six-member nominations, delete `tenth day' and substitute `seventeenth day'.

4 Ibid., cl. 4 (b), concerning nominations, after `times above prescribed,' insert `and in such form as shall be prescribed by the Vice-Chancellor,'.

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Explanatory note to Statute (2)

The following statute, and the decree to be made by Council if the statute is approved, which are promoted on the recommendation of the General Board's Review Committee for the University Museum and with the support of the Board, change the name of the University Museum to Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and make consequential amendments to the museum's name elsewhere in the University's legislation.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient that the name of the University Museum should be changed to Oxford University Museum of Natural History, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. VIII, Sect. VI, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 62), after `Committee for the Scientific Collections in the' delete `University Museum' and substitute `Oxford University Museum of Natural History'.

Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

In Ch. III, Sect. III, § 4, cl. 4 (6), concerning the Pitt Rivers Museum (Statutes, 1995, p. 250), Sect. LVII, cl. 1 (6), (7), concerning the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections (p. 306), and Sect. LXXI, title and cl. 1, concerning the Committee for the Scientific Collections in the University Museum (p. 317), Ch. VII, Sect. IV, § 3, cl. 3 (v), concerning university lecturers (p. 491), and Ch. XI, Sect. V, § 16, item [17], concerning the Science Departments (p. 713), § 18, item [3], concerning the University Parks (p. 713), and Sect. X, Appendix, concerning harassment (p. 729), in each case delete `University Museum' and substitute `Oxford University Museum of Natural History'.

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Explanatory note to Statute (3)

In Trinity Term 1986 Council and the General Board set up a committee to consider, inter alia, the University's future policy on all aspects of intellectual property (including copyright in books and other copyrightable material). The committee reported to Council and the Board in Michaelmas Term 1989. Its main conclusions, which were adopted by both Council and the Board, were twofold:

(a) first, the committee took the view that in principle intellectual property rights should vest in the University, not in its employees and its students as under the existing policy;

(b) secondly, the committee took the view that no distinction should be made between different forms of intellectual property (for example, between inventions of equipment, devices, and computer software), except that ownership of copyright in books, unless specifically commissioned by the University, should not be claimed.

Following the decision to adopt the policy, extensive discussions about the policy and its implementation took place with many groups in the University. In the light of these discussions, both Council and the General Board reaffirmed the new policy, but felt that it was important for the policy itself to be clearly stated in the University's legislation. To this end, a new Title X of the Statutes was enacted in Trinity Term 1995 (Gazette, Vol. 125, pp. 1075, 1274; see now Statutes, 1995, pp. 73–6).

Para. 8 of the explanatory note to the new Title X stated, `Council intends to make a decree (as specified in the final clause of the statute) which will set out the procedures for the commercial exploitation of intellectual property.' It was recognised, however, that the procedures adopted might require amendment in the light of the conclusions reached by the ongoing review of technology transfer arrangements under the chairmanship of the President of Wolfson. In addition comments were sought and received from a number of parties within the University and from Counsel regarding the wording of the new legislation.

The Technology Transfer Arrangements Committee having now reported and comments from such parties having been received, the text of Section IV of Title X of the University's Statutes, as amended in Trinity Term 1995, has been revised to clarify various points of detail, and a new section has been drafted (for addition to Title XIV, `Of Other Matters which require to be governed by Statute') to provide expressly that (as was always made clear) the University's intellectual property policy covers students as well as employees, agents, and appointees.

Council accordingly now promotes the following legislation, which sets out the arrangements which shall apply (subject to the preservation of vested interests) in respect of intellectual property generated by employees, agents, or appointees of the University with effect from 1 July 1995 and by students with effect from 1 September 1995. If the statute is approved, Council will make the accompanying decree, which will set out the procedures for the commercial exploitation of such intellectual property.

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(3) WHEREAS it is expedient for certain changes to be made to the legislation governing intellectual property generated within the University, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. X (Statutes, 1995, p. 76), delete Sect. IV and substitute:

`Section IV. Of Intellectual Property

1. Subject to clause 2 below and to the provisions of the Patents Act 1977, and unless otherwise agreed in writing between the person concerned and the University, the University claims ownership of the following forms of intellectual property; in the case of (c), (d), (e), and (f) the claims are to inventions made, and works created, by staff in the course of their employment by the University, and by persons engaged by the University under contracts for services who work on research projects:

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

(b) films, videos, and multi-media productions made with the aid of university facilities;

(c) patentable and non-patentable inventions;

(d) university-commissioned works;

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

(f) registered and unregistered designs and topographies.

2. Notwithstanding clause 1 above, the University shall not assert any claim to the ownership of copyright in books, articles, lectures, and other similar works apart from those specifically commissioned by the University, or in computer-related works other than those specified in clause 1 above.

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

4. The provisions of this section shall apply to the holder of any contract of employment or contract for services which was accepted on or after 1 July 1995 by the person concerned, provided that they shall not apply to any person who, having been appointed to a post for a limited term before that date and being eligible for reappointment to the same post, was or is so reappointed on or after that date.

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

2 In Tit. XIV (Statutes, 1995, p. 112), insert new Sect. VI as follows and renumber existing Sect. VI as Sect. VII:

`Section VI. Of Intellectual Property generated by Junior Members

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

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

(b) films, videos, and multi-media productions made with the aid of university facilities;

(c) patentable and non-patentable inventions;

(d) university-commissioned works;

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

(f) registered and unregistered designs and topographies.

2. Notwithstanding clause 1 above, the University shall not assert any claim to the ownership of copyright in books, articles, lectures, and other similar works apart from those specifically commissioned by the University, or in computer-related works other than those specified in clause 1 above.

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

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

5. The provisions of this section shall apply to any student beginning any course of studies (including research) on or after 1 September 1995.

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

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Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. VIII (Statutes, 1995, p. 522), insert new Sect. XI as follows and renumber existing Sect. XI (as inserted by Supplement (3) to Gazette No. 4408, 22 July 1996, p. 1409) as Sect. XII:

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

1. Where any person who is subject to the provisions of Tit. X, Sect. IV or of Tit. XIV, Sect. VI (such person being hereinafter referred to as –researcher–) creates intellectual property[1] which, in his or her opinion, is capable of commercial exploitation, he or she shall report its existence to the Head of Department (or equivalent) and to the Registrar. The next step shall depend upon the source of funding:

(a) Isis Innovation Limited ("Isis") shall be responsible for the exploitation of research funded with research council grants the conditions of which do not require the assignment of intellectual property to the research council or its nominee, or to industrial collaborators;

(b) whenever the conditions of research council grants do include such a requirement, and whenever there is a similar requirement in an agreement for research sponsored by some other party, the research council, industrial collaborator, or sponsor shall be given the responsibility for exploitation;

(c) in all other cases, the University's preferred route to exploitation is through Isis, but a researcher who wishes to exploit the intellectual property by some other means may do so, subject to receiving permission from the General Board. Approval shall be granted only if the alternative means of exploitation result in a reasonable return to the University from royalties or equity or other means of sharing profits which may accrue[2].

2. Whenever exploitation is entrusted to Isis, the Managing Director of that company shall be consulted at an early stage.

3. In the event of a disagreement concerning the ownership of the intellectual property, which cannot be resolved between the researcher and the University, the matter shall be referred to an independent expert to be agreed between the researcher and the University. If such agreement is not reached within thirty days, the independent expert shall be a barrister specialising in intellectual property law, who shall be nominated for the purpose by the then Chairman of the General Council of the Bar. The expert's fee shall be paid by the University, but shall constitute a first charge on any profits which may accrue, whether to the researcher or to Isis or the University, whichever party or parties is or are held by the expert to be the owner of the intellectual property. In the interpretation of the University's Intellectual Property Policy, the expressions `in the course of employment' and `generated by computer' are to be ascribed the meanings given to them in the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988[3].

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

(a) the retention of confidentiality and strict avoidance of prior disclosure;

(b) the filing of a UK patent application in the name of Isis or the University, with the researcher as named inventor;

(c) the identification of potential licensees;

(d) the assignment of the rights to Isis and/or to a third party;

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

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

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

7. Whenever exploitation is entrusted to Isis, revenue received as a result of the exploitation of any item of intellectual property after meeting any professional fees and expenses, and any other costs necessarily incurred in protecting the intellectual property and negotiating the arrangements for exploitation, shall be distributed as follows:

 

Total aggregate
receipts
Researcher(s) General Fund Department Isis
Up to £30k 85% 10% [4] 0% 5%
From £30K and up to £300K 45% 20% 20% 15%
From £300K and up to £3,000K 22.5% 26.25% 26.25% 25%

In other cases (unless alternative distribution arrangements are approved by the General Board) the distribution shall be:

 

Total aggregate
receipts
Researcher(s) General Fund Department
Up to £30k 85% 12.5% [4] 2.5%
From £30K and up to £300K 45% 30% 25%
From £300K and up to £3,000K 22.5% 40% 37.5%

If the aggregate receipts exceed £3m, the distribution of the excess shall be subject to negotiation.

The researcher's entitlement shall continue to be paid to him or her should he or she leave the University; and in the event of the researcher's death, the entitlement shall continue for the benefit of his or her estate.

8. If (exceptionally) development of the intellectual property has received a contribution from a college's resources, appropriate ad hoc adjustments to the normal distribution pattern shall be made by the University and the college concerned. The policy shall not affect any right which colleges may have in terms of intellectual property generated by their employees in the course of their college employment.

9. Where more than one researcher is involved, the distribution of their share of the income between themselves shall be a matter for them to determine; save that where there is failure to agree, the distribution of income shall be prescribed by the Vice- Chancellor, taking into account each individual's contribution.'

2 This decree shall be effective from 1 July 1995.

Footnotes

1. In these procedures the term "intellectual property" refers to the items detailed in Tit. X, Sect. IV, cl. 1 and Tit. XIV, Sect VI, cl. 1, and to any associated know-how and information.
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2. Members of the University who wish to seek approval from the General Board are asked to contact the Director of the Research and Commercial Services Office in the first instance.
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3. An explanatory note is available from the Research and Commercial Services Office.
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4. Ten per cent to fund National Insurance contributions.
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Notices

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

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    KOLKHORST EXHIBITION

    A Kolkhorst Exhibition has been awarded to JONATHAN PAUL MIDMER, St Hugh's Collge.

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    WINTER WILLIAMS LAW PRIZES 1996

    First Prize: DANIEL RAGLAN, Lady Margaret Hall

    Second Prize: BEN MCFARLANE, University College

    Awards for meritorious work: PAUL GREATOREX, Christ Church, SARAH HAREN, University College, DARREN LITTLEJOHN, Magdalen College, and NATHAN WELLS, Pembroke College.

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    JOHN POTTER ESSAY PRIZE 1996

    The Prize has been awarded to NERYS DAWN FORESTER, New College.

    Commended: CAMILLE BUCHHOLZ CARROLL, Magdalen College.

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    INTENSIVE GERMAN CLASSES FOR ARCHAEOLOGISTS

    Intensive German classes for archaeologists will be offered by the Institute of Archaeology in ninth week of Hilary Term (17–21 March 1997). The classes will teach relevant reading and basic conservational skills.

    Beginners' classes will be held from 9.30 to 11 a.m.; intermediate classes will be held from 11.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. All classes will be held at the Institute of Archaeology. The tutor will be Gertrude Seidmann, Research Associate of the institute.

    Those wishing to attend should register with the receptionist at the institute (telephone: (2)78240).

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    WOMEN TUTORS' GROUP

    The next meeting of the Women Tutors' Group will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 November, in the Prestwich Room, St John's College. A report on research into gender and finals results will be presented at the meeting. Those attending should bring their own lunch (coffee and juice will be provided).

    The Women Tutors' Group is open to all women employed in the University in academic or academic-related positions.

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    DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

    The Department for Continuing Education exists to make the University accessible to men and women in ways which complement the University's provision for its resident members. Each year the department mounts several hundred courses, either part-time or short full-time, covering most subjects taught within the University (except management and clinical medicine). Courses last anything from one day to ten weeks (full time), and between ten weeks and two years on a part-time basis. During recent sessions about 11,000 students have enrolled annually for the department's courses, the average length of study being twenty hours.

    Apart from a large number of individual members of the University who offer courses or give lectures, the Department for Continuing Education works in co-operation with an increasing number of other departments and faculties throughout the University. It welcomes expressions of interest from individuals and departments who wish to become involved in or to explore continuing education activities.

    The department's main provision is organised through three programme offices (see below), each of which is able to provide more detailed information on current and forthcoming activities. In addition, the Kellogg Residential Centre, when not being used for courses, can occasionally be made available for conferences and other residential meetings.

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    The Public Programmes Office

    This office (Director: Mr R.T. Rowley) offers to the public a wide range of study opportunities in most academic disciplines through part-time day, evening, and short residential courses. Although most programmes have open entry and require no formal entry qualifications, an increasing number are award-bearing, at access, undergraduate, or postgraduate level, and many of these call for evidence of suitable entry requirements. During the summer the department offers one-week residential study opportunities, mainly for domestic students, through the Oxford University Summer School for Adults based at Rewley House, and the Oxford Experience, based at Christ Church. A range of study tours is also available to various parts of Europe and further afield. The department also runs the Rewley House Film Theatre on Sunday evenings during term. Individuals interested in offering courses or in contributing to other programmes are invited to contact the office.

    Details of all courses are publicised in annual prospectuses, or are available at any time from the department (telephone: (2)70312).

    The Continuing Professional Development Office

    Short and extended courses

    This office (Director: Mr P.G. Combey) draws on departments and faculties throughout the University to offer courses designed to meet the needs of individuals and groups drawn from industry, the professions, commerce, and academia. Courses vary from one- or two- day intensive updating courses based on the latest academic research, to longer courses enabling professionals to review advances in specialised fields, and acquire new areas of expertise and additional qualifications. Areas covered include engineering, law, information technology and computing, mathematics and statistics, education, biomedical science, and social studies. Contributors to courses include Oxford academics and research staff, and experts from other universities and organisations in the UK and abroad.

    Conferences/Seminars/Workshops

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

    Services offered include the following:

    • Conference planning and academic support
    • Budget preparation and account management
    • Venue sourcing, including residential accommodation, lecture theatres, hotels, and catering support
    • Organisation of exhibitions and displays, design and provision of publicity
    • Promotion/advertising/marketing support
    • Mailing; compilation of databases
    • Sourcing possible sponsorship
    • Organisation of social programmes, excursions and tours
    • Translation and interpretation services, technical and audio- visual support
    • Pre-registration management and on-site registration services, preparation of pre-prints, binders, badges
    • Post-conference reports and proceedings

    Further details are available from Oxford (2)70361.

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    The International Programmes Office

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

    As the work of the International Programmes Office expands, approaches would be welcomed from those colleges, departments, and other institutions which have accommodation from which they would like to generate further income or from individuals with suitable qualifications interested in teaching on international programmes. Telephone: (2)70456.

    Enquiries should be directed to the numbers given above. General enquiries may be directed to the Director of the Department (Dr G.P. Thomas), at the Department for Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA.

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    CONCERT

    St John's College

    ROBERT SHERLAW JOHNSON will give a piano recital at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 7 November, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

    The recital will include Vallée d'Obermann and some late pieces by Liszt, Robert Sherlaw Johnson's own Sonata no. 3 for piano, and a selection of short pieces from a volume to be published by Oxford University Press. These include Three Shakespeare Characters and Pour le tombeau de Messiaen, and pieces from Catalogue d'Oiseaux by Olivier Messiaen.

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    CLASSICS LENDING LIBRARY

    For the duration of Michaelmas Term (weeks 0–9 inclusive), the Classics Lending Library will be open 9 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–5 p.m., Monday–Friday.

    Lectures

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    ROMANES LECTURE 1996

    THE RT. HON. THE LORD JENKINS OF HILLHEAD, OM, PC, DCL, Chancellor of the University, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 14 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets are not required for admission.

    Subject: `The Chancellorship: some present reflections with a little history.'

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    BLACKWELL LECTURE IN LITERARY THEORY

    PROFESSOR TERRY EAGLETON will deliver the Blackwell Lecture in Literary Theory to celebrate the publication of The Illusions of Postmodernism at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 7 November, in the Holywell Music Room. All are welcome, although seating is limited.

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    MAURICE LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

    HOWARD DAVIES, Deputy Governor, the Bank of England, will deliver the first Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 November, in Helwys Hall, Regent's Park College.

    Subject: `Management education: who needs it?'

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    ASTOR LECTURE AND SEMINAR

    PROFESSOR JULIA ANNAS, University of Arizona, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Examination Schools.

    Subject: `Ethics without politics in Plato's Republic.'

    Professor Annas will also hold a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 14 November, in the Philosophy Centre.

    Subject: `What use is the Form of the Good? Ethics and metaphysics in Plato's Republic.'

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    CLINICAL MEDICINE

    Department of Psychiatry: cancellation of lecture

    The lecture entitled `The responsibilities of the consultant psychiatrist', to have been given by Dame Fiona Caldicott at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 November, has had to be postponed to next term.

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    MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

    DR MADALENA GONÇALVES, Leitora in Portuguese, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 November, in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

    Conveners: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil., King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies, and S.R. Parkinson, MA, University Lecturer in Portuguese Language and Linguistics.

     

    Subject: `Bucolismo e Épica: duas visoes complementares na poesia de Afonso Duarte.'

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    MODERN HISTORY

    Seminar on Germany in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

    Those attending the seminar are asked to note that instead of Professor Pogge von Strandmann's talk on 4 November (fourth week), there will be a discussion led by Professor Jane Caplan, Bryn Mawr College, and Professor Hans Mommsen, Visiting Fellow, St Antony's College. The discussion will take place at 5 p.m. on Monday, 4 November, in the European Studies Centre (St Antony's College), 70 Woodstock Road.

    Subject: `Germans and the Holocaust: Daniel Goldhagen's book, its reception in Germany and the USA.'

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    ORIENTAL STUDIES

    Near Eastern Studies Programme: individuation in literature and art—marginal voices

    The following seminars, which are part of a joint programme with the University of Leiden, will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in St Giles' House, 16 St Giles'. Enquiries should be directed to Carolyn Hoffmann, the Oriental Institute.

    DR AS'AD JABER, Leiden
    31 Oct.: `Writing down the bones: the literature of the Intifada.'

    PROFESSOR U. HAARMANN, Kiel
    7 Nov.: `A marginal voice from fifteenth-century Cairo: Abu Hamid al-Qudsi.'

    DR A. VROLIJK, Leiden
    14 Nov.: `Ali ibn Sudun and his critics.'

    DR F. YENISEHIRLIOGLU, Cambridge
    21 Nov.: `Creativity and the individual: how to find the architect's signature.'

    DR M. KOSSMANN, Leiden
    28 Nov.: `The invariability of the Berber fairy-tale.'

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    SOCIAL STUDIES

    The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

    Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government.

    GARY HART, US Senator emeritus
    Tue. 5 Nov.: `The modern Machiavelli: problems of leadership in American politics.'

    PROFESSOR NELSON W. POLSBY, University of California at Berkeley
    Fri. 8 Nov.: `Lessons of the presidential election.'

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    NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

    HE MR HIROAKI FUJII, Japanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. All are welcome to attend.

    Subject: `The Japan–US relationship.'

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    GREEN COLLEGE

    Radcliffe Lecture

    DR C. STRINGER, Natural History Museum, will deliver the Radcliffe Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 November, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

    Subject: `African exodus: the origins of modern humanity.'

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    PEMBROKE COLLEGE

    R.B. McCallum Memorial Lecture

    THE RT. HON. GARY HART, formerly US Senator, Visiting Fellow of Pembroke College, will deliver the R.B. McCallum Memorial Lecture at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 2 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

    Further details may be obtained from the Pembroke College Development Office (telephone: Oxford (2)76417).

    Subject: `Reform or realignment: campaign 1996 (USA).'

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    ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

    Middle East Centre

    Special lecture

    HRH PRINCE KHALED BIN SULTAN BIN ABDULAZIZ will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 November, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. All are welcome.

    Subject: `Middle East security in an uncertain world.'

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    ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE (MIDDLE EAST CENTRE) AND THE CENTRE FOR CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH ON WOMEN, QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

    Amended notice

    MRS SUZANNE MUBARAK, wife of the President of Egypt, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 December, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

     

    Note: the lecture will now be given on the date shown, and not on Monday, 4 November, as previously advertised.

    Subject: `Peace and the role of women in development in the Middle East.'

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    WOLFSON COLLEGE

    Annual Ronald Syme Lecture 1996

    PROFESSOR A.R. BIRLEY, Professor of Ancient History, University of Düsseldorf, will deliver the Ronald Syme Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College.

    Subject: `Hadrian and Greek Senators.'

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    FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

    DAVID VAISEY, Bodley's Librarian, will give a thirty- minute lecture at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 November, in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. All are invited.

    Sandwiches and wine will be served after the lecture at a cost of £2.50 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: (2)77234).

    Subject: `After thirty years the Librarian looks back.'

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    WESTMINSTER COLLEGE AND RUSKIN COLLEGE

    HELENA KENNEDY, QC, will lecture at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 November, in Ruskin College. All are welcome to attend.

    Subject: `Towards a secular ethic.'

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    Grants and Research Funding

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    DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

    Talbot Studentship

    Applications are invited from women graduates (indluding women graduating in 1996) for the Talbot Studentship tenable at an Oxford college. By the terms of the trust governing the studentship, only women are eligible. The successful candidate will undertake postgraduate research in the Department of Educational Studies, beginning in October 1997, leading to the degree of M.Litt. or D.Phil.

    The department's research interests over the next few years will be focused on the following areas: teacher education and development; literacy and home–school relations; comparative education; science education; mathematics education; education, employment, and training; education policy and management; environmental education. There is a strong philosophical interest within the department, which permeates many of the research areas.

    Further details and application forms, to be returned by Friday, 29 November, are available from the Secretary for Research Degrees, Department of Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY.

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    Examinations and Boards

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    BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Election of one Ordinary Member

    An election will be held on Thursday, 5 December to fill a vacancy for an ordinary member (vice Dr R.D. Vaughan-Jones, resigned), to hold office from the date of the election until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1997.

    Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by the Secretary of Faculties at the University Offices up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 11 November, and nominations by six electors up to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 November.

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    CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

    The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, clauses 1–3 (Examination Decrees, 1995, pp. 1002–3), which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

    He desires that these appointments shall be notified to the Clerk of the Schools who will himself inform the Vice-Chancellor and see that notice of them is duly published in the University Gazette.

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    CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

    HILARY TERM AND APRIL 1997

    Preliminary Examinations

    Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: P.E. BRYANT, MA, Fellow of Wolfson (address: Department of Experimental Psychology)

    Theology: R.A. CROSS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel

    Honour School

    Physics and Philosophy: H.R. BROWN, MA, Fellow of Wolfson (address: Sub-faculty of Philosophy)

    Master of Science

    Geometry, Mathematical Physics, and Analysis: B.F. STEER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Hertford

    Master of Studies

    Research Methods in English (Modern Period): F.J. STAFFORD, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Fellow of Somerville

    TRINITY TERM 1997

    Preliminary Examinations

    Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: P.E. BRYANT, MA, Fellow of Wolfson (address: Department of Experimental Psychology)

    Theology: R.A. CROSS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel

    Honour Moderations

    Ancient and Modern History: G.D. WOOLF, MA, Fellow of Brasenose

    Modern History: M.G.A. VALE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

    Honour Schools

    Engineering and Materials Part I: J.B. PETHICA, MA, Fellow of St Cross (address: Department of Materials)

    Materials, Economics, and Management Part II: M.J. GORINGE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Pembroke (address: Department of Materials)

    Modern History: C.A. HOLMES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall cNatural Science\
    Metallurgy and Science of Materials Part II: M.J. GORINGE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Pembroke (address: Department of Materials)

    Physics and Philosophy: H.R. BROWN, MA, Fellow of Wolfson (address: Sub-faculty of Philosophy)

    Master of Studies

    Research Methods in English (Modern Period): F.J. STAFFORD, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Fellow of Somerville

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    EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

    Accommodation for Lectures

    Hilary Term 1997

    The Chairman of the Curators of the Schools would be grateful if Professors, Readers, and University Lecturers who wish to lecture at the Schools in Hilary Term 1997 could inform the Clerk of the Schools at the end of the present term. It is necessary to know whether a room suitable for an audience of more than one hundred persons is required; only the three large writing-schools will accommodate more than that number.

    Leave for the use of rooms for lectures will expire at the end of the seventh week of Hilary Term.

    Afternoon lectures should normally finish by 6 p.m.

    Attention is drawn to the fact that overhead projection equipment and 35-mm projectors are available. When these facilities are required the Clerk of the Schools should be notified in advance.

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    DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF SCIENCE

    The Board of the Faculty of Biological Science has granted leave to D.H. PHILLIPS, Magdalen, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Science. 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 give notice of oral examination of their candidates as follows:

    Biological Sciences

    J.L. BURN, St Peter's: `Polygyny and the wren'.
    Department of Zoology, Thursday, 7 November, 9.30 a.m.
    Examiners: N.B. Davies, M.E.S. Dawkins.

    A.L. LLOYD, Merton: `Mathematical models for spatial heterogeneity in population dynamics and epidemiology'.
    Department of Zoology, Thursday, 7 November, 1 p.m.
    Examiners: B.T. Grenfell, R.M. Anderson.

    T. MATTU, Exeter: `The glycosylation of the IgA1 molecule'.
    Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Friday, 22 November, 10 a.m.
    Examiners: A.N. Barclay, J.S. Axford.

    F. TZU-FANG TSAI, Lincoln: `Crystallographic studies of DNA gyrase B protein'.
    Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Wednesday, 4 December, 2.30 p.m.
    Examiners: L.N. Johnson, A.J. Wilkinson.

    Note: Under the relevant decree (Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 793), attendance is restricted to the examiners and the candidate.

    Clinical Medicine

    C. BUCKLEY, Queen's: `Molecular analysis of IgSF–integrin interactions: role in leukocyte-endothelial adhesion'.
    Institute of Molecular Medicine, Monday, 18 November, 10 a.m.
    Examiners: A.N. Barclay, B.A. Imhof.

    Law

    D. BARNABY, Linacre: `The decline of the rule of law under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms'.
    Examination Schools, Wednesday, 20 November, 3 p.m.
    Examiners: G. Marshall, T.R.S. Allan.

     

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    Literae Humaniores

    F.K. JENKINS, Balliol: `Becoming what we are: a study of revaluation, realism, and self-representation in Nietzsche's writings'.
    Examination Schools, Monday, 18 November, 3 p.m.
    Examiners: D. Cooper, L. Kolakowski.

    Physical Sciences

    D. HART, Lincoln: `Molecular characterisation of acyl-coenzyme A: isopenicillinn acyltransferase from Penicillium chrysogenum'.
    Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Thursday, 14 November, 2 p.m.
    Examiners: P. Greaves, G. Lowe.

    S.E. KASSAMALLY, St Cross: `Studies towards Y-lactam enzyme inhibitors'.
    Keble, Friday, 8 November, 10.30 a.m.
    Examiners: B.J. Rawlings, H.L. Anderson.

    J. WATSON, Jesus: `The theory of atoms interacting with intense laser fields'.
    Clarendon Laboratory, Friday, 6 December, 10 a.m.
    Examiners: J.S. Wark, K.T. Taylor.

    A. WILLET, St Edmund Hall: `Geophysical investigations of the Alboran Sea Basin, western Mediterranean'.
    Department of Earth Sciences, Friday, 6 December, 2 p.m.
    Examiners: J. Bull, J.P. Platt.

     

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    Physiological Sciences

    D.W. ELGER, Wadham: `Analysis of a dedifferentiated hepatoma by cell fusion'.
    Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Friday, 13 December, 2 p.m.
    Examiners: G.G. Brownlee, F.M. Watt.

    S. MUCKLOW, Christ Church: `Characterisation and mapping of the sialoadhesin gene, SN'.
    Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Monday, 18 November, 9 a.m.
    Examiners: A.P. Monaco, G. Milton.

    K. TARCZY-HORNOCH, Green College: `Physiology of synaptic inputs of layer IV of cat visual cortex'.
    St John's, Thursday, 19 December, 2.30 p.m.
    Examiners: A.M. Sillito, A.J. Parker.

     

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    Social Studies

    D. FOURNIER, St Antony's: `The international dimension of democratic transitions: Argentina and Chile'.
    Nuffield, Friday, 8 November, 2 p.m.
    Examiners: L.A. Whitehead, B. Pollack.

     

    Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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    OBITUARIES

    St Hilda's College

    JOAN MARGUERITE PLATTS (née Hunt), BA, 12 September 1996; commoner 1929–32. Aged 87.

    RACHEL STEER, 21 October 1996; commoner 1996. Aged 18.

    VERA HOPE WATKINS, BA, 3 October 1996; commoner 1923–6. Aged 92.

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    St Hugh's College

    NICOLA PERRINS (née Dollimore) (M.SC. London), 10 July 1996; commoner 1983–7. Aged 30.

    MARGARET MARY SELLENS, 24 September 1996; commoner 1950–3. Aged 80.

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    Trinity College

    JAMES HENRY BREESE, 25 June 1996; commoner 1943. Aged 71.

    ST JOHN CARSLAKE BROOKE JOHNSON, 18 September 1996; commoner 1950. Aged 65.

    PATRICK HENRY CECIL DUDGEON, 28 September 1996; commoner 1928. Aged 86.

    GEORGE VAUGHAN HAZLEHURST, 26 July 1996; commoner 1933. Aged 81.

    ANDREW KERR, 20 September 1996; commoner 1957. Aged 58.

    DAVID ANTHONY SMITH, 8 September 1996; Junior Research Fellow 1968. Aged 52.

    VICTOR ALBERT TITLESTAD, 11 September 1996; commoner 1927. Aged 92.

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    Worcester College

    DEREK BUTLER ADAMS, 2 January 1996; 1926–9. Aged 87.

    JOHN HUGO AUDLEY CHARLES, MA, 12 April 1996; 1922–5. Aged 92.

    RICHARD JAMES CRITTENDEN, MA, 23 June 1996; 1952–4. aged 66.

    ERNEST AMBROSE HAYES, MA, February 1996; 1919–21. Aged 96.

    RONALD MALCOLM WINNING HOLDER, MA, 13 May 1996; 1927–30. Aged 87.

    JAMES KENYON HOPKINSON, MA, July 1996; 1942–3, 1946–8. Aged 72.

    REX EDWARD AMBROSE LLOYD, MA, 21 April 1996; 1923–6. Aged 92.

    SIMON RALPH MANLEY LOWE, MA, September 1995; 1950–3. Aged 65.

    ROGER FRANK CHRISTOPHER MUSGRAVE, MA, 24 February 1996; 1953–6. Aged 63.

    DAVID ANDREW PLEVEY, January 1996; 1989–95. Aged 24.

    MICHAEL JOHN LEONARD PULHAM, MA, D.PHIL., 10 March 1995; 1964–71. Aged 51.

    ROBERT HENRY SUPER, B.LITT., 29 March 1996; Henry Fellow 1935–7. Aged 81.

    DAVID BRYAN GRAHAM WICKS, MA, July 1994; 1957–61. Aged 57.

    KRISTINA NEIKE WITT, 29 August 1995; undergraduate from 1993. Aged 22.

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    MEMORIAL SERVICE

    Christ Church

    A Memorial Service for THE REVD DR ERIC HEATON, Dean of Christ Church 1979–91, Honorary Student 1991–6, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 9 November, in Christ Church Cathedral.

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    THANKSGIVING SERVICE

    University College

    A Thanksgiving Service for THE REVD CHRISTOPHER J. GRAY (1964–96), Scholar 1982–8, lately Priest-in-Charge, St Margaret's Church, Anfield, Liverpool, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 2 November, in the college chapel.

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    ELECTIONS

    Corpus Christi College

    To Scholarships:

    BOON-YIEN BOH, formerly of Victoria Junior College, Singapore

    MARTIN CAMPBELL, formerly of Mascall's School, Kent

    RUPERT G.F. ELDERKIN, formerly of Oundle School

    KATHRYN ELLIOT, formerly of Tiffin Girls' School, Surrey

    PUAY JU KANG, formerly of Hwa Chong Junior College, Singapore

    STUART J. LUCAS, formerly of St Olave's Grammar School, Kent

    ANDREW B. ROWE, formerly of King Henry VIII School, Coventry

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    Magdalen College

    To Demyships:

    EDWARD ANDERSON, formerly of Loughborough Grammar School

    TORNA ARNOLD, formerly of Notre Dame Senior School, Cobham

    BEN BAKOWSKI, formerly of Colchester Royal Grammar School

    ZOE BALMFORTH, formerly of Torquay Grammar School for Girls

    TOM BEAUMONT, formerly of Kings of Wessex School, Cheddar

    CHRISTOPHER BLAKE, formerly of King Edward VI School, Southampton

    KATE BRAMHAM, formerly of Skipton Girls' High School

    EDWARD BROOKE, formerly of Eastbourne College

    LITSA CLOSE, formerly of Walthamstow Hall School, Sevenoaks

    PHIL COOK, formerly of Bridgwater College

    IAN COOKSEY, formerly of Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall

    PHILIP DAVIS, formerly of Marling School, Stroud

    ALEX DE JONGH, formerly of Tonbridge School

    SARAH DICKENS, formerly of Tavistock College

    DAVID FEARN, formerly of Repton School

    NADINE HAJ HASSAN, formerly of Amman Baccalaureate School

    OLIVIA JENSEN, formerly of Charterhouse, Godalming

    JOCELYN LEDWARD, formerly of Kendrick School, Reading

    JANET LUCKE, formerly of Impington Village College

    CATHERINE MCADAM,formerly of Dean Close School, Cheltenham

    PHYLLIS MCKAY, formerly of Glasgow High School

    CAROLINE MCKENNA, formerly of Nottingham Girls' High School

    JUSTIN MEILAND, formerly of King's College School, Wimbledon

    HELEN MORRISS, formerly of Cockermouth School

    PHILLIP MORTIMER, formerly of Longcroft School, Beverley

    JENNIFER NUTTALL, formerly of Llandrindod High School

    SIDDHARTH PATEL, formerly of Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood

    NIGEL RAINE, formerly of Warwick School

    MICHAEL REID, formerly of St Jospeh's College, London

    DAVID SCHOFIELD, formerly of Tomlinscote School, Camberley

    MARTHA SHEPPEE, formerly of William Howard High School, Stafford

    EDWARD SHUCKBURGH, formerly of Verulam School, St Albans

    PETER SMITH, formerly of St Edward's School, Oxford

    CHARLES SOMERS, formerly of King's College School, Wimbledon

    ROBERT STANIER, formerly of St Paul's School, London

    EMMA WARSON, formerly of St Swithun's School, Winchester

    NICHOLAS WAYWELL, formerly of Dulwich College

    JOHN WHITEHEAD, formerly of Loughborough Grammar School

    WILLIAM WYNNE, formerly of Stowe School

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    To John Doncaster Scholarships:

    STEFANIE BALL, formerly of Newcastle under Lyme School

    JONATHAN DAVIES, formerly of Filton College, Bristol

    KATIE OGSTON, formerly of Abbey School, Reading

    JULIAN SHELTON, formerly of Bournemouth School

    JONATHAN STANLEY, formerly of Royal Grammar School, Guildford

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    To William Doncaster Scholarships:

    ANDREW AUSTIN, formerly of Royal Grammar School, Guildford

    SARAH-JANE GREEN, formerly of St Peter's School, Bournemouth

    MICHAEL HARTRIDGE, formerly of Eton College

    ROBERT PYRAH, formerly of Bradford Grammar School

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    To a Roberts Gawen Scholarship:

    MICHAEL TOOLAN, formerly of St Paul's School, London

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    To Anne Shaw Scholarships:

    DAVID MUMFORD, formerly of King's College School, Wimbledon

    MADELEINE REARDON, formerly of Wimbledon High School, London

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    To Exhibitions:

    JARED BEE, formerly of John Leggott College, Scunthorpe

    HELENA BRAUN, formerly of Alleyn's School, London

    CATRIONA CLANCY, formerly of Bedford High School for Girls

    ELEANOR CROFT, formerly of Simon Langton Girls' School, Canterbury

    OLIVER CAMPBELL, formerly of Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood

    CHRISTINA CORNWELL, formerly of Hills Road Sixth-Form College, Cambridge

    LOUIS DELWICHE, formerly of St Thomas Rich's School, Gloucester

    JAMES ELIAS, formerly of Malvern College

    OGECHI EZEONYEJI, formerly of James Allen's Girls' School, London

    SARAH FITZPATRICK, formerly of Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon

    CHRISTOPHER GADD, formerly of Gresham's School, Holt

    KATE GEISER, formerly of Durham School

    MATTHEW GUY, formerly of Westminster School, London

    CHARLIE HALLINGS-POTT, formerly of Eton College

    CLAIRE HARRIS, formerly of Bassaleg School, Newport

    LUCY HEAD, formerly of South Hampstead High School

    MARCUS JONES, formerly of Newman College, Preston

    NICHOLAS KERRIGAN, formerly of Hutcheson's Grammar School, Glasgow

    MICHAEL KEWLEY, formerly of Bournemouth School

    GIAN PAOLO LAMBERTINI, formerly of Clifton College, Bristol

    RICHARD LIM, formerly of National Junior School, Singapore

    JONATHAN MARTIN, formerly of St Paul's School, London

    DAVID MORANT, formerly of King Edward's School, Bath

    ANDREW MOSS, formerly of Wolverhampton Grammar School

    ADRIAN PECK, formerly of Winchester College

    ANDREW PORTER, formerly of Ormskirk Grammar School

    PETER PRIDE, formerly of Netherall School, Cambridge

    MICHAEL ROBERTS, formerly of Royal Grammar School, Guildford

    PAUL SIMPSON, formerly of Eton College

    CHARLOTTE SMITH, formerly of James Allen's Girls' School, London

    ARTHUR SNELL, formerly of Bedales School, Petersfield

    HEATHER STEWART, formerly of Bournemouth School for Girls

    HELEN SZIRTES, formerly of St Christopher School, Letchworth

    CASS TALBOT, formerly of Wootton Upper School, Bedford

    DAVID VARELA, formerly of Repton School

    RAJESH VEDANTHAN, formerly of Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania

    NEIL WALSH, formerly of Birkenhead School

    DERWIN WONG, formerly of Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh

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    Mansfield College

    To Scholarships:

    PETER CROCKER, formerly of Caterham School

    OWEN DIMOND, formerly of Cranbrook School

    OLWEN GREANY, formerly of Wolverley High School

    HELENE REES, formerly of St Albans Girls' School

    MADELEINE ROWE, formerly of St Laurence School, Bradford-on- Avon

    ROGER STOCKWELL, formerly of Cricklade College

    CHRISTOPHER TANT, formerly of Tring School

    To Exhibitions:

    EDWARD BRYCE-MORRIS, formerly of Marling School

    LUKE PURSER, formerly of Hereford Cathedral School

    NATHANIEL TAPLEY, formerly of Caterham School

    SAUL THOMAS, formerly of St Edward's School, Oxford

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    Merton College

    To a Postmastership:

    MISS S.J. DAYKIN, formerly of Little Heath School, Tilehurst

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    Queen's College

    To an Honorary Fellowship:

    PROFESSOR SIR JAMES HOLT, MA, D.PHIL., FBA

    To an Arteaga Exhibition in Spanish:

    ALEXANDRA NATALIA WOODS, formerly of Oxford High School

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    Worcester College

    To Scholarships:

    PAUL D. ADNITT, formerly of Maltby Comprehensive School

    RICHARD M. BROOKES, formerly of King Edward's School, Birmingham

    ROBERT C.S. CARTER, formerly of Malvern College

    JONATHAN G. CHALLINOR, formerly of Bromsgrove School

    HARRY R. CHICHESTER, formerly of Eton College

    MICHAEL S. CROSKELL, formerly of Judd School, Tonbridge

    JAMES S. CUTRESS, formerly of Bedford School

    TAMSIN R. EVERNDEN, formerly of St Leonards-Mayfield School

    MATTHEW A. FEARGRIEVE, formerly of Kingsway School, Cheadle

    ALAN R.C. GITTOS, formerly of Yeovil College

    HOLGER GZELLA, formerly of Helmholtz Gymnasium, Dortmund

    JONATHAN E. HARDWICK, formerly of Wickersley Comprehensive School, Rotherham

    EDWARD D.L. HAVARD, formerly of Sherborne School

    EVA R. HOFFMANN, formerly of Armand Hammer United World College, Montezuma

    ANDREW J. HUDSON, formerly of Coventry School, King Henry VIII

    BENJAMIN W. HUTCHINGS, formerly of Ashcombe School, Dorking

    MICHAEL G. JAMESON, formerly of Royal Grammar School, Lancaster

    HENRIETTA F. PAGET, formerly of James Allen's Girls' School, Dulwich

    COLIN C. MAGEE, formerly of Hills Road Sixth-Form College, Cambridge

    MILTIADES MELENGOGLOU, formerly of the National Conservatoire of Greece

    THOMAS J. MITCHELL, formerly of Sedbergh School

    SIMON H.C. MORRISH, formerly of Charterhouse

    SIMON R. MYERS, formerly of Royal Latin School, Buckingham

    ADRIAN R. PATERSON, formerly of King's College School, Wimbledon

    ANDREW N.R. ROBSON, formerly of Hills Road Sixth-Form College, Cambridge

    ALEXANDER D. SCRIMGEOUR, formerly of Haberdasher's Aske's School, Elstree

    DAVID C.H. SIU, formerly of Brighton College

    STEPHEN I.L. WILCOX, formerly of Royal Grammar School, Colchester

    EDWARD W.H. WISEMAN, formerly of the Perse School, Cambridge

    MAREK A. ZWIEFKA-SIBLEY, formerly of Gunnersbury Catholic School, London

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    To Exhibitions:

    FAISAL S. AL-SHARJI, formerly of Loughborough College

    EMMA L. BACKHOUSE, formerly of Sherborne School for Girls

    SARAH E. BELL, formerly of Lord Williams's School, Thame

    MARK J. CASE, formerly of Royal Grammar School, Guildford

    TIMOTHY J. CLARKE, formerly of Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Amersham

    SARAH M. FLYNN, formerly of Loreto Convent Grammar School, Altrincham

    ANNA K. FOSTER-KEMP, formerly of Charterhouse

    ANNABELLE L. GOUGH, formerly of Lycée International, St Germain-en-Laye

    JEREMY H. GRANT, formerly of City of London School

    CHELSIE J. GREENHOW, formerly of Our Lady's School, Chetwynde

    HELEN A.M. GROOTHUES, formerly of Pimlico School

    MANISH JETHWA, formerly of Islington Sixth-Form College

    SOPHIE M. JOURDIER, formerly of St Mary's School, Shaftesbury

    SUSANNA H. MESURE, formerly of Beaconsfield High School

    DOUGLAS R. NIVEN, formerly of Nicholas Breakspear School, St Albans

    KATHERINE N. SCRASE, formerly of Haileybury

    MATTHEW R.C. SHOULTS, formerly of King's College School, Wimbledon

    FRANCESCA STAVRAKOPOULOU, formerly of Godolphin and Latymer School, Croydon

    DANIEL TAYLOR, formerly of St Olave's Grammar School, Orpington

    MELISSA M.Y. WANG, formerly of Wycombe Abbey School

    LAURA N. WEBB, formerly of Tavistock College

    ANNABELLE G. WHITBY-SMITH, formerly of Tunbridge Wells Girls' Grammar School

    RUTH K. WILCOX, formerly of South Wolds School, Keyworth, Nottingham

    REBECCA A. WILLIAMS, formerly of Maiden Erlegh School, Reading

    STUART J. WILLIAMS, formerly of King's College School, Wimbledon

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    To an Organ Scholarship:

    CHRISTOPHER C. SPARKSHALL, formerly of King's School, Gloucester

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    To Choral Scholarships:

    ANDREW F. HAMILTON, formerly of Chetham's School, Manchester

    ROBERT A. JONES, formerly of London Oratory School

    LAURENCE D.O. MACFAUL, formerly of Ampleforth College

    COLIN R.H. MCKENZIE, formerly of Tonbridge School

    ALASTAIR F. MERRY, formerly of Dorchester School

    MATTHEW R.C. SHOULTS, formerly of King's College School, Wimbledon

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    To Instrumental Scholarships:

    ALEXANDER VINNIKOV, formerly of Ecole Ste Marie Grand-Lebrun, Bordeaux

    AYA YUASA, formerly of Wycombe Abbey School

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    To Instrumental Exhibitions:

    ALEXANDRA L. DAVIDSON, formerly of Canford School

    NAOMI L. FORRESTER, formerly of Notre Dame School, Sheffield

    PAUL C. NANKIVELL, formerly of King's College, Taunton

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    PRIZES

    Corpus Christi College

    Sidgwick Prize for Undergraduates:

    RICHARD M. TAYLOR

    Sidgwick Prize for Graduates:

    MARTIN F.G. REVERMANN

    James F. Thomson Prize:

    DANIEL J. HILL

    Willmer Prize:

    GUY C.D. HOARE

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    Mansfield College

    Mason Lowance Prize 1996:

    YOLANDE KNELL

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    Advertisements

    Contents of this section:


    How to advertise in the Gazette

    Terms and conditions of acceptance of advertisements

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    Concerts

    Miss Donna Stoering, Artist in Residence at St Edmund Hall, will perform a concert of piano music by Rachmaninov, Mozart, Brahms, Griffes, Alder, and Heisinger (composed for the performer), at 8.15 p.m. on Thursday, 7 November, in the Wolfson Hall, St Edmund Hall. Tickets, £8 (concessions), from the Bursary. Tel.: Oxford (2)79005.

    The Radcliffe Orchestra (Leader: Max Pitcher, Conductor: Donald Lane), perform `Baroque with a difference'---works by Handel, Torelli, Marcello, Bach, and Couperin/Richard Strauss, at 7.45 p.m. on Sat., 16 Nov. Tickets £5, from the Lodge, St Cross College, or Blackwell's Medical Bookshop, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

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    Oxford University Museum of Natural History

    Early birds can help to save the Dodo Pad Diary (£8.50), now in its 31st year, from extinction. Meanwhile, Richard Bawden's dodo tea-towels (£3.75) continue to thrive and are joined by exclusive new wooden dodo key-rings (£1.99) and children's coat-hooks (£5.75—dinos and dolphins too). Also, in association with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, cards, calendars, posters, diaries, address books, and the Nature Photographer's Handbook. Museum and shop open Mon.–Sat., 12 noon–5 p.m. Admission free.

     

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    Tuition Offered

    Violin teaching. Qualified Suzuki teacher offers violin lessons for any age from 3 years upwards. Music reading is taught at an appropriate age and conventional teaching is available if required. Virginia Bennet-Clark, BSI, ARCM. Tel.: Oxford 730749.

    Oxford Brookes Language Services will be holding the following weekend courses this term: French, 23--4 November, 4 levels from post-beginners to advanced; Italian, 30 Nov.--1 Dec., from complete beginners to advanced. Further details from Marion Fry, Oxford Brookes Language Services, Oxford Brookes University, Wheatley Campus, OX33 1HX. Tel.: Oxford 485808.

    Sunningwell School of Art offers a wide range of daytime and evening classes in drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery, and history of art. After school and Saturday morning workshops for children aged 5–18 years. The Old School, Sunningwell, Abingdon, Oxon. OX13 6RD.

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

    Piano tuition. Cheryl Younie, M.Mus. Piano Performance and Pedagogy, University of Michigan, and formerly teacher and examiner for the Sydney Conservatorium, now welcomes advanced and/or seriously committed pupils in Oxford or Wantage. Emphasis on technique and musicianship through a wide variety of repertoire. Tel.: 01235 861081.

    Services Offered

    Frederick and Sudabeh Hine---Persian carpets direct from Iran, old and new, most sizes, all affordable. An inexpensive selection of Beluch and Turcoman tribal rugs. Some antique Caucasian pieces, faded and worn, at ridiculous prices. Usual opening hours: 10 a.m.--6 p.m., Mon.--Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

    Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgery, orchard and shrub pruning, planting, and hedges. Quality work at competitive prices. Fully insured. Locally based. For a free quotation, please call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01993 811115.

    A La Carte? Finders Keepers' latest idea to enhance service to their tenants. If you seek a property to rent, call us first. Our 24 Oxford staff are dedicated to offering exceptional service. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk); also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet: http://www.finders.co.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.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

    Get a headstart with your research project. Let me do bibliographic searches on the Internet and if need be in person I will present you with documented (so you know where I searched and what keywords I used), printed lists to choose from. Refs. available. D. Hermans. Tel.: Oxford (2)89104.

    Furniture: individual pieces and fitted furniture designed and made by Richard Kay and Piers Roberts from local workshops. From tables, chairs, cabinets, desks, to fitted bedrooms, kitchens, studies. For the home, office, or garden. Tel.: 01844 238112.

     

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    Situations Vacant

    Part-time psychologist required for 2--3 sessions per week (flexible) to conduct assessments on patients with memory problems/dementia in the Oxford Memory Clinic (University Department of Clinical Geratology, Radcliffe Infirmary). For more information contact Dr Nawab Qizilbash, Memory Trials Research Group, Department of Clinical Geratology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE. Tel.: Oxford 229863.

    Renal Unit, the Churchill Hospital: full-time Secretary to Consultant required. Good word-processing skills essential. Knowledge of medical terminology is important but training will be given to an experienced candidate. Hours 8.30 a.m.--5 p.m. Grade 3/4. Salary: £9,261--£13,044. Closing date: 8 Nov. Interview date: 21 Nov. Apply: Sheila Otway, Oxford Regional Renal Unit, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital Trust, the Churchill Hospital, Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LJ. Tel.: Oxford 225803, fax: 225773.

    Researcher needed for literary project. Full- or part-time. Travel to London required. Library skills important. Computer skills a plus. Tel.: 0171-730 5521 (after 4.30 p.m.).

     

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    Houses to Let

    Two-bedroom period cottage to let in Witney, approx. 9 miles west of Oxford. Fully furnished, fitted kitchen, small conservatory, living- room, washing-machine, TV, telephone, linen, charming garden. Available immediately for 12 months in the first instance. £500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 65629, fax: 224378.

    Finders Keepers, winners of the UK Best Letting and Management award for the second consecutive year, are dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to select accommodation. Up-dated, detailed information on the Internet, priority reservation system, welcome food pack, personal service, and much more---call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk); also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet: 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. Please telephone or fax us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 64533, fax: 64777.

     

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    Flats to Let

    Self-contained fully furnished maisonette in modernised 18th-c. building in historic Woodstock, 8 miles from Oxford: hall, sitting-room, telephone, kitchen, washer/drier, dining-room, 2 bedrooms, bathroom. To rent for 6 months/year, £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811488.

    East Oxford: newly decorated furnished flat, near city centre; 1 bedroom, kitchen, lounge, bathroom; residents' parking. Regret no children or pets. Non-smokers only. Available now, at £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554698.

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    Accommodation Offered

    Rooms to let in North Oxford. Bedroom and study plus use of bathroom and kitchen. Would suit a non-smoking academic. £200 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 553850.

    Self-contained, small studio/room in old village farmhouse, near Woodstock. Suitable for single person. £220 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 898324.

    Bed-and-breakfast available in the comfortable home of a semi- retired academic couple in leafy, exclusive central North Oxford. Within easy walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, excellent pubs and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwaves. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 557879.

    Alternative medicine centre. Space available. Therapy and treatment rooms. Consulting and counselling rooms. Every facility. Very moderate rates. Central North Oxford. Tel. for further details: Oxford 54326 (9 a.m.–12 noon).

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    Accommodation Sought

    Visiting Australian academic requires a 1--2-bedroom studio/apartment in Oxford for 1 year from late Nov. Tel.: Oxford (2)72471/2, e-mail: tina.shepherd@physiol.ox.ac.uk.

    North Oxford : self-contained 2-bedroom flat required for distinguished senior visiting US professor and wife. Non-smokers. Six months from mid-Jan. 1997. Contact Professor Armitage. Tel. Oxford (2)75299, e-mail: armitage@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

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

     

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    Holiday Lets

    Mojacar Beach, Almeria: charming 2-bedroom flat, all mod. cons.; two terraces with magnificent views of sea and mountains; swimming- pool; walking distance to beach, shops, and restaurants. £150--£280 p.w. Reduction for long stay. Tel.: Oxford 373995

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    Diary

    Contents of this section:

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

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

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    Friday 1 November

    DR C. IFEKA: `The production of power, kinship, and ethnicity in forest "warfare" on the Nigeria–Cameroon border' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

     

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

     

     

     

     

     

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    Saturday 2 November

    MUSEUM OF HISTORY OF SCIENCE meeting: `The Geometry of War' (related to current exhibition), Museum of History of Science, 10.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m. (to attend, tel.: Oxford (2)77280).

    THE RT. HON. GARY HART: `Reform or realignment: campaign 1996 (USA)' (R.B. McCallum Memorial Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 11 a.m. (for further details, tel. (2)76417).

    CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `Four Foundations'—archive material illustrating the four institutions which have occupied the Christ Church site (until 1 December).

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    Sunday 3 November

    THE RT REVD ROBERT HARDY preaches, Lincoln College, 10 a.m.

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    Monday 4 November

    DR C. TOULMIN: `Dust bowls, drought, and desertification: what can a global convention do to help?' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

    CONGREGATION election, 14 November: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

     

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    Tuesday 5 November

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

     

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: ` "Gunpowder Treason and Plot" ', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

     

    CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

    PROFESSOR J. QUILLET: `The Monarchy of Dante' (Carlyle Lectures: `Some aspects of political philosophy in the fourteenth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

    M. COHEN: `Limits of rational environmentalism' (Oxford for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

     

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    Wednesday 6 November

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Seventeenth-century painting', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (telephone for cost and bookings: (2)78015).

    HRH PRINCE KHALED BIN SULTAN BIN ABDULAZIZ: `Middle East security in an uncertain world' (lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

    DR C. SMITH: `Do anti-personnel landmines still have a military utility?' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

    R. RACE: `Materials, mechanisms, and magic: culture and technology through toys' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture), Pauling Centre for Human Sciences (58 Banbury Road), 5 p.m.

     

    THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, Bartók, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6 from Blackwell's Music Shop; student tickets £4, from Blackwell's or the Music Faculty).

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    Thursday 7 November

    DR M. BANKS: `Jainism and gender' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, identity, and religion'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

     

    ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Lecturing skills practice—video playback', 2 p.m. (see information above).

     

     

    PROFESSOR G. JOSIPOVICI (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `Shakespeare: trust and suspicion at play' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

    PROFESSOR D. LOWENTHAL: `Environment as heritage: legacies of locale' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

    PROFESSOR A.R. BIRLEY: `Hadrian and Greek Senators' (Ronald Syme Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

    DR C. STRINGER: `African exodus: the origins of modern humanity' (Radcliffe Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

    PROFESSOR TERRY EAGLETON delivers the Blackwell Lecture in Literary Theory, in celebration of the publication of The Illusions of Postmodernism, Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m.

    ROBERT SHERLAW JOHNSON: piano recital, including works by Sherlaw Johnson, Liszt, and Messiaen, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m.

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    Friday 8 November

    PROFESSOR J. CLAMMER: `The racialisation of identity in south-east Asia: biology, cultural politics, and the invention of patriarchy in contemporary Singapore' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

     

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

     

    DR C. CARPENTER: ` "The Lords and Noble Men which be in Authority": the nobility of later medieval England' (James Ford Special Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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    Saturday 9 November

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

    CLAUDIA-ELISABETH SCHURR: piano recital of works by Bach, Beethoven, Liszt, and Scriabin, Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m. (admission £5/£3).

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    Sunday 10 November

    THE RT REVD PETER K. WALKER preaches (Remembrance Sunday), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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    Monday 11 November

    DR J. LEGGETT: `Something is moving in the greenhouse' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

    PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 5 December (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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    Tuesday 12 November

    THE REVD DR DOUGLAS DUPREE preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 10.30 a.m.

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Techniques of drawing' (related to current exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

     

    ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Induction programme for academic staff— Session III', 2 p.m. (see information above).

    PROFESSOR J. QUILLET: `Sovereignty and citizenship in the political thought of Marsilius of Padua; Marsilius of Padua and the Gospel' (Carlyle Lectures: `Some aspects of political philosophy in the fourteenth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

    PROFESSOR P. GOODWIN: `A tale of two cities' (Hoskins Lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

    M. BELL: `The natural conscience: towards a sociology of environmental morality' (Oxford for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

     

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    Wednesday 13 November

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `East meets West', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (telephone for cost and bookings: (2)78015).

    DAVID VAISEY: `After thirty years the Librarian looks back' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

     

    DR N. MOLE: `Recent developments in asylum in Europe' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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    Thursday 14 November

     

    DR P. JEFFERY: `Engendering institutional communalism: gender, community, and the local state in rural Bijnor' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, identity, and religion'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

     

    PROFESSOR SIR ROGER PENROSE: `The complexity of our singular universe' (Milne Lecture), Mathematical Institute, 5 p.m.

    PROFESSOR G. JOSIPOVICI (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `Romantic doubts' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

    HOWARD DAVIES: `Management education: who needs it?' (Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies), Helwys Hall, Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

    LORD JENKINS: `The Chancellorship: some present reflections with a little history' (Romanes Lecture), Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m. (tickets not required).

     

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    Friday 15 November

    CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `A Christmas choice', by John McEwen, art critic, the Sunday Telegraph (until 21 January).

    TRANSLATION RESEARCH in Oxford meeting (continues tomorrow): `Traduction, auto-traduction, bilinguisme, trilinguisme: Beckett, Nabokov', Maison Française and St Hugh's (telephone for information: (2)74996(2)74222).

    RABBI DR J. ROMAIN: `The effect of mixed-faith marriages on family life and identity' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

     

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Medieval crafts: part 1', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

     

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    Sunday 17 November

    THE REVD PREBENDARY JOHN PEARCE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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    Monday 18 November

    DR J. WILLIAMS: `Managing environmental change in developing countries: information, decisions, and intervention' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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