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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
6 November


1 Decree

Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 24 November.

Decree (1): Delegation by Council of the power to make decrees

Explanatory note

Under Tit. IV, Sect. I, cl. 2, as revised with effect from 1 October 2000
(Statutes, 2000, p.
33), it is permissible for Council by decree to delegate the power to make
decrees. The new
Council has considered the extent to which such delegation would be
appropriate under the
changed governance structures of the University and has made the following
decree
empowering its committees to make, amend, and repeal decrees in the specific
areas
prescribed in each case.

Such decrees will be subject to the same `negative resolution' procedure
as applies to
decrees of Council: i.e. they will have to be published in the
Gazette and will
not come into effect until the fifteenth day after the date of their publication;
it will be open
to twenty or more members of Congregation to give notice to the Registrar,
up to noon on
the eleventh day after the date of publication, of a resolution calling upon
Council to annul
or amend the decree in question. (The power to accept such a resolution will
remain with
Council, whether the decree has been made by Council itself or by another
body under
delegated authority.) If Council does not accept such a resolution, the matter
must then be
submitted to Congregation for decision.

The powers delegated to the Educational Policy and Standards Committee
in respect
of decrees and regulations governing examinations will normally be exercised
on the
committee's behalf by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) as its chairman.
The intention is
that he or she should scrutinise all such proposed decrees and regulations and
should either
approve them or refer them to the committee itself for further consideration,
as he or she
considers appropriate in each case. The decree also empowers the committee
itself to make
decrees and regulations in appropriate cases. The proposed new arrangement
will replace, and
to some extent simplify, the previous arrangement whereby changes in
examination decrees
and regulations were submitted by faculty boards and similar bodies to the
General Board's
Undergraduate or Graduate Studies Committee, which in the case of decrees
referred them
(either directly or via the Board) to Council, while the committees themselves
had authority
to approve examination regulations.

The majority of applications from individual Junior Members for
dispensation from the
provisions of examination decrees and regulations, and from related statutes,
except in cases
in which the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors, or the Proctors alone, have
authority to act, and
in the case of applications for remission of university fees, have previously
been dealt with
by Council's Applications Committee where undergraduates are concerned and
by the General
Board's Graduate Studies Committee where graduate students are concerned.
The decree also
transfers these functions to the Educational Policy and Standards Committee,
except
responsibility for dealing with individual applications for fee remission which
is transferred
(from Council's Committee on Fee Remissions) to a two-person committee
comprising the
Assessor and the Assessor-elect, and for individual applications for
dispensation from the
residence limit which is transferred (from Council's Committee on
Dispensation from the
Residence Limit) to the Proctors (with provision for reference to the
Educational Policy and
Standards Committee in the event of their failure to agree).

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. I (Statutes, 2000, p. 232), insert § 19:

`§ 19. Delegation by Council of the power to make decrees

1. The Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council shall
have power to make
decrees and regulations concerning the courses and examinations for
undergraduates and
graduate and other students (including Recognised and Visiting Students), and
to approve such
decrees and regulations which the Divisional Boards and other bodies
responsible for such
courses propose to make under the relevant provisions. The committee shall
also have power
to grant (or reject) applications in individual cases in respect of any of the
following matters
in regard to the statutes, decrees, and regulations concerning the courses and
examinations for
undergraduates and graduate and other students (including Recognised and
Visiting Students):

(a) dispensation from matriculation requirements;

(b) admission to the status and privileges of a Senior
Student;

(c) extension of standing for honours, or for a
university prize or other
award;

(d) taking deleted options, forbidden combinations of
subjects, subjects not
provided for in regulations, or examinations under old regulations;

(e) entering examinations earlier or later than
prescribed;

(f) antedating of admission and of residence;

(g) viva voce and other oral examinations;

( h) practical work;

(i) dispensation from the requirement to sit an examination or part of
an examination, or
from a prerequirement for an examination;

(j) subjects for the First BM Examination;

(k) extension of time within which to supplicate
(beyond that which
Divisional Boards, faculty boards, and other bodies are empowered to grant);

(l) reinstatement out of time;

(m) permission to transfer from one status to another
out of time;

(n) extensions of time within which a student is allowed
to hold Probationer Research
Student status;

(o) questions relating to the direct admission to D.Phil.
status of suitably qualified
candidates from outside Oxford;

(p) dispensation from the prescribed period of study in
Oxford (beyond that which
Divisional Boards, faculty boards, and other bodies are empowered to grant);

(q) regulations governing graduate students and second
or higher degrees;

(r) questions arising from the reference back by
Divisional Boards, faculty boards, and
other bodies of students' applications for leave to supplicate for research
degrees;

(s) deeming fees paid by graduate students to another
university in respect of terms
covered by the antedating of admission to have been fees paid at Oxford,
provided that
students who have pursued a graduate course elsewhere for more than a year
shall be granted
the concession only in exceptional circumstances;

provided always that applications for the remission of university fees,
other than those
specified above and university tuition fees, shall be determined jointly by the
Assessor and
the Assessor-elect, and applications for dispensation from residence
requirements, other than
those specified above, shall be determined by the Proctors; and that if the
Assessor and the
Assessor-elect, or the Proctors, as the case may be, are unable to agree on
how to deal with
any individual application, they shall refer that application to the committee
for decision.'

2. The General Purposes Committee of Council shall have power to
make, amend, and
repeal decrees concerning any of the following matters, provided that it shall
bring forward
to Council for decision any case which it considers to raise particular
difficulties:

(a) the allocation of a statutory post to a college or
other society, or the
association of a statutory post with a college or other society, and any changes
in such
allocations or associations (in cases in which a decree is necessary);

(b) the establishment of a new trust or other special
fund for grants, lectures,
prizes, fellowships, scholarships, collections, or similar matters, and any
changes in existing
decrees governing such funds (in cases in which the making of such provisions
by decree is
permissible in law);

(c) the establishment of a new committee, and any
changes in decrees
governing existing committees, except (in either category) in regard to
committees which
report, or which it is proposed should report, directly to Council;

(d) the removal of anomalies in existing decrees, and
the making of
consequential amendments to existing decrees which have been overlooked in
earlier
legislation.

3. The Personnel Committee of Council shall have power to make,
amend, and repeal
decrees concerning any of the following matters, provided that it shall bring
forward to
Council for decision any case which it considers to raise particular difficulties:

(a) the appointment of individual members of boards
of electors for the
duration of proceedings to fill a particular vacancy (in cases in which a decree
is necessary);

(b) the conferment of the title of Visiting Professor or
Visiting Lecturer (in
cases in which a decree is necessary);

(c) the amendment of Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 7,
governing the payment of
special allowances to certain heads of departments, subject to the approval of
the Planning and
Resource Allocation Committee of Council as to the financial implications of
each such
proposed amendment.

4. The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council shall
have power to
make, amend, and repeal decrees concerning any of the following matters,
provided that it
shall bring forward to Council for decision any case which it considers to
raise particular
difficulties:

(a) the university fees payable by Home/EU students
and by overseas
students, within such policy in that regard as may be laid down by Council
from time to time;

(b) the fees, other than fees under (a)
above, payable by
candidates for examinations, and related fees (such as the matriculation fee
and fees in respect
of degree certificates);

(c) the establishment of a new statutory post, and any
changes in decrees
governing existing statutory posts (in cases in which the making of such
provisions by decree
is permissible in law).

The committee shall also have power to delegate to the Divisional Boards, at
its discretion and
within such guidelines as it may agree from time to time with the boards,
authority to make
decrees under (c) above.

5. The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council shall have power
to make, amend,
and repeal decrees, pursuant to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge
Act, 1923,
consenting to proposed changes in the statutes of the colleges of the
University, provided that
it shall bring forward to Council for decision any case which it considers to
raise particular
difficulties.

2 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 351, concerning
the van Houten Bequest
(p. 737), before `Council' insert `the Planning and Resource Allocation
Committee of'.

3 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 1113, ll.
15--17, delete `Council
may ` the fee' and substitute `On application by the society of the member of
the University
concerned, and subject to the provisions of Ch. II, Sect. I, § 19, cl. 1,
some part of the
fee may be remitted'.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 18--20 and substitute:

`On application by their society, and subject to the provisions of Ch. II, Sect.
I, § 19,
cl. 1, some part of the fee for an academic year may subsequently be returned
to those who
do not work in Oxford for the whole of that year.*'

5 Ibid., p. 1115, l. 34, delete `Council' and
substitute `Council's
Educational Policy and Standards Committee'.

6 Ibid., p. 1116, delete ll. 3--6 and substitute:

`11. Council's Educational Policy and Standards Committee shall have power
to approve
exchange arrangements with other universities under which no fees are
payable on either side.
Any of the fees prescribed in cl. 15 below, and the matriculation fee
prescribed in § 1
of this Section, which would otherwise have been payable by any person
working in Oxford
under those exchange arrangements shall be remitted.'

7 Ibid., delete ll. 15--16 and substitute:

`Subject to the provisions of Ch. II, Sect. I, § 19, cl. 1, any fees
payable under cl. 3
above in respect of such term or terms may be remitted, either wholly or in
part.'

8 Ibid., l. 17, delete `Where' and substitute
`Subject to the provisions
of Ch. II, Sect. I, § 19, cl. 1, where'.

9 Ibid., l. 19, delete `Council shall have power
to remit'.

10 Ibid., l. 21, after `Oxford' insert `may be
remitted'.

11 Ibid., p. 1117, l. 32 and p. 1121, l. 37, in
each case delete `Council'
and substitute `Council's Educational Policy and Standards Committee'.

Key to Decree (1)

Cl. 1 empowers Council's Educational Policy and Standards Committee to
make and to
approve changes in examination decrees and regulations, and to grant
dispensation from them
to the same extent as has previously been the responsibility of Council's
Applications
Committee and the General Board's Graduate Studies Committee. It empowers
Council's
General Purposes Committee, Personnel Committee, Planning and Resource
Allocation
Committee, and Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council to make
decrees governing
certain other straightforward matters, as specified in each case.

Cl. 1, together with cll. 3, 4, and 7--10, also empowers the Assessor
and the
Assessor-elect to deal with the majority of individual applications for fee
remission (other than
remission of university tuition fees, since the Assessor is normally a member
of the Fees
Panel dealing with such cases at first instance), and the Proctors to deal with
applications for
dispensation from the residence limit, subject to reference to the committee
in the event of
their failure to agree.

Cl. 2 empowers Council`s Planning and Resource Allocation Committee
to approve
expenditure from the van Houten Fund (subject, as at present, to the
agreement of the
Chancellor and the Vice-Chancellor).

Cll. 5, 6, and 11 empower Council's Educational Policy and Standards
Committee to
approve (a) special arrangements for JCR-sponsored overseas
students,
(b) academic exchange schemes whereby no fees are payable
on either side,
(c) recommendations from a Fees Panel that outstanding
university tuition fees
be remitted, and (d) the `bench fee' payable by non-members
of the University
working in a science laboratory or clinical academic department.

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Abrams, L.J., MA, Balliol

Berry, R.M., MA, D.Phil., St Catherine's

Biggs, M.P., MA, Nuffield

Campana, A., New College

Clayden, D.A., BA, St Anne's

Daniell, D.J., MA, Hertford

Engle-Warnick, J.C., MA, Nuffield

Eyster, E.W., MA, Nuffield

Gaddis, J.L., MA, Balliol

Jedwab, J., Worcester

Lamond, G.I., BCL, MA, D.Phil., Balliol

Loennecke, A., Hertford

McDonnell, J.M., MA, Somerville

McNamee, R.V., D.Phil., Lincoln

Marago, O., Linacre

Mayhew, D.R., MA, Nuffield

Percy, A.C., University Counselling Service

Pulman, S.G., MA, Somerville

Soroka, S.N., MA, Nuffield

van de Werfhorst, H.G., MA, Nuffield

Wu, D.C.M., MA, D.Phil., St Catherine's

Wu, J., Linacre

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CONGREGATION 4 November


Conferment of Honorary Degree

The Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, approved by
Special Resolution of
Congregation on 21 March 2000, was conferred upon GRAHAM PYE,
Honorary Fellow of
University College.

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FINANCE COMMITTEE

For changes in financial regulations, to come into effect on
24 November, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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CONGREGATION 13 November


Degree by Resolution

The following resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 13 November, unless by
that time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of
Congregation that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of Congregation.

Text of Resolution

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

ANTONIA CLAUDIA JEANNE BARKE, D.PHIL., Harris Manchester College

TIMOTHY HALL BREEN, Queen's College

IMOGEN BRIGID DICKIE, Magdalen College

CHAIM DAVID FREEDMAN, St Peter's College

PHILIP WILLIAM JAMES HEALY, Kellogg College

CATHERINE JANE LEVER, Magdalen College

ADRIAN RODNEY PAGAN, Nuffield College

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CONGREGATION 28 November 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention
to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the enacting part of the statute at item
1 below, or of any intention to vote against the preambles of the statutes at item 2 below,
signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the
Registrar by noon on Monday, 20 November (see the Guide to Procedures in
Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').


2 Promulgation of Statutes

Statute (1): Functions and powers of Divisional Boards

Explanatory note

The following statute adds, to the existing functions and powers of Divisional Boards, the
power to make, amend, and repeal decrees and regulations governing courses and
examinations under their aegis, subject to the approval of Council's Educational Policy
and Standards Committee. More detailed provisions concerning such decrees were made
by Decree (1) of 9 November 2000 (see `University Acts' above).

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to authorise the Divisional Boards to make
examination decrees and regulations, subject to the approval of the Educational Policy and
Standards Committee, and to effect certain related changes to the present arrangements,
THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. V, Sect. II, § 1, concerning the Divisional Boards (Statutes, 2000, p. 38),
insert new cl. 2 as follows and renumber existing cll. 2--4 as cll. 3--5:

`2. Each board shall have power to make, amend, and repeal decrees and regulations
concerning the courses and examinations for undergraduates and graduate and other
students over which it has responsibility, subject in each case to the approval of Council's
Educational Policy and Standards Committee.'

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Statute (2): College Contributions Scheme

Explanatory note

The college fees settlement with the DfEE and HEFCE had two implications for the
College Contributions Scheme, First, it incorporated a commitment to double the scale
of the redistribution through the scheme for five years. Secondly, it reduced the
prospective fee income not only of the colleges currently included in the scheme, but also
of several colleges or societies debarred by the relevant statute from receiving endowment
grants under it.

The first of these matters was dealt with directly by the statute approved by Congregation
on 16 November 1999 (Gazette, Vol. 130, pp. 333, 360) to raise the rates
of taxation of statutory endowment income over a period of five years and to keep them
at their raised level for a further three. It was also agreed that the definition of the tax
base should be reviewed by the College Contributions Committee. There has already been
some consultation with colleges on the proposals in that committee's initial report on its
review, but full consensus on subsequent reform has yet to be achieved. There is
widespread support for a move towards, or to, taxation based on endowment assets rather
than income, but its feasibility has, pending further work by the College Accounts
Committee, yet to be established.

The proposals in the following statute relate only to the second matter mentioned above,
namely the exclusion from the scheme of certain colleges and societies (Green, Harris
Manchester, Mansfield, Kellogg, and Templeton, of which only the first three have been
directly affected by the fees settlement). The Hebdomadal Council agreed in Trinity
Term, on the recommendation both of the College Contributions Committee and of an
ad hoc joint working party, that it would be desirable, in the interests of
equity and of the cohesiveness of the collegiate University as a whole, to remove the
present exclusion in the case of all five foundations. This conclusion was reached after
consultation with the colleges and other societies and is endorsed by the new Council,
which accordingly promotes the following statute to effect the change. It should be noted
that the inclusion of these five foundations within the terms of the scheme would not
necessarily mean that they would receive grants or loans under it: applications from them
for such grants or loans would be considered (in the first instance, by the Grants
Subcommittee of the College Contributions Committee) on the same basis as applications
from the colleges and other societies which currently participate in the scheme.

Opportunity is taken also to bring up to date obsolete parts of the existing statute relating
to the determination of the endowment of a college or other society for the purposes of
the scheme, to remove references to earlier programmes for making endowment grants
which have now been completed, and to amend the composition of the College
Contributions and College Accounts Committees following the recent changes in the
University's governance structures.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to remove the present exclusion of certain
colleges and other societies from the College Contributions Scheme, and to bring up to
date certain of the existing provisions of the scheme, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF
OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities
of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS,
subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. XII, Sect. I, cl. 1, concerning college contributions
(Statutes,
2000, p. 79), delete item (d) and substitute:

`(d) "college" means

(i) any of the colleges and other societies listed in Tit. VII, Sectt. I--III and V, and

(ii) any foundation which Council, with the prior agreement of the Conference of
Colleges, shall by decree declare to be a college for the purposes of the scheme;'.

2 Ibid., delete items (f) and
(h) and
reletter existing items (g), (i), and (j) (pp. 79--80) as items
(f)--(h).

3 Ibid., delete cl. 2 (p. 80) and substitute:

`2. The purpose of the scheme is to establish the College Contributions Fund, which shall
be used to make such grants and loans to colleges as may from time to time seem
desirable, and to make loans to the Loan Fund for College Buildings established by
Section III of this Title.'

4 Ibid., cl. 3 (p. 81), delete items (2)--(8) and substitute:

`(2)--(4) three persons appointed by Council, of whom at least one shall be a member
of Council and at least one shall have financial experience;

(5)--(8) four persons appointed by the Conference of Colleges, of whom at least one
shall have financial experience outside the University.'

5 Ibid., cl. 4 (b), delete `and societies'.

6 Ibid., cl. 5 (a), delete `or any of the
societies'.

7 Ibid., cl. 5 (b), delete `the initial endowment
or'.

8 Ibid., cl. 7 (p. 82), delete `and the societies'.

9 Ibid., Sect. II, cl. 7, concerning the College Accounts
Committee (p. 86), delete item (2) and substitute:

`(2) a person, who shall have financial experience, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor;'.

10 Ibid., items (5)--(7), delete `a special meeting ...
representatives' and substitute `the Conference of Colleges'.

11 Ibid., delete Sect. III (p. 95) and substitute:

`Section III. Of Loans to Colleges

The fund known as the "Loan Fund for College Buildings" shall be used to
make loans approved by Council on the recommendation of the College Contributions
Committee to any college (as defined for the purposes of the College Contributions
Scheme under the provisions of Sect. I, cl. 1 of this Title), for such building purposes and
on such conditions as Council shall determine.'

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Statute (3): Eugene Havas Memorial Prize

Explanatory note

The Eugene Havas Memorial Prize was established in 1985 following the receipt of a
benefaction in memory of Mr Havas, who took the Diploma in Economics and Political
Science in 1926 and subsequently followed a career as an economist.

The original intention of the donors (the Havas family) was that the prize should be
awarded to `the most deserving Diploma student'. However, as the Diploma in Economics
and Political Science no longer existed, it was eventually agreed by the donors and the
University that the prize should be awarded `for distinguished performance in an
examination or examinations for a diploma of the University' (see Ch. IX, Sect. I,
§ 146, Statutes, 2000, p. 651). It was further agreed by Council that the prize
should be associated for the time being with the Special Diplomas in Social Studies and
Social Administration, which succeeded the Diploma in Economics and Political Science.
As the Special Diplomas were offered for examination for the last time in 2000, it is
necessary to redefine the course or courses for which the prize may be awarded. The
Social Studies Board has recommended, and Council has agreed, that the prize be
awarded for the M.Phil. in Development Studies. The following statute, and the decree
to be made by Council if the statute is approved, provide accordingly.

(3) WHEREAS it is expedient to change the examination on which the
Eugene Havas Memorial Prize is awarded, NOW the university of oxford, in exercise of
the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge
Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, subject to the approval of Her
Majesty in Council, as follows.

In Tit. XVI (Statutes, 2000, p. 169), insert Sect. LXIV:

`Section LXIV. Of the Eugene Havas Memorial Prize Fund

1. The Eugene Havas Memorial Prize Fund, established by a donation accepted by
the University in 1985, shall be applied to the award from time to time of a prize or
prizes for distinguished performance in the examination for the M.Phil. in Development
Studies.

2. The prizes shall be awarded on the recommendation of the M.Phil. examiners,
under arrangements to be determined by Council from time to time.

3. Congregation may from time to time amend this statute, provided that the main
object of the fund, namely the award of a prize to the most deserving candidate for an
examination, other than the First or Second Public Examination, in an Economics or
Political Science subject, is always kept in view.'

Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 2000, p. 651), delete § 146 and renumber existing
§§ 147--64 (pp. 651--60) as §§ 146--63.

2 This decree shall be effective from the date on which Statute
(...) approved by Congregation on ` is approved by Her Majesty in Council.

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SPEECH BY THE PUBLIC ORATOR

The following speech was delivered by the PUBLIC ORATOR in a Congregation held on
Saturday, 4 November, in presenting for the Honorary Degree of Master of Arts

MR GRAHAM PYE

Virum produco valde nostratem, gente Oxoniensi ortum, Ludi Collegi Beatae Magdalenae
et
alumnum et eundem gubernatorem, qui civibus nostris lares tectumque quaerentibus tot
tamque egregias domos construxit ut sibi vel inter ipsius Urbis fundatores locum haud
immerito vindicare videatur. sed nolo hunc in illis tantum numeretis, de quibus Horatius
poeta
dixit,

vos sapere et solos aio bene vivere, quorum

conspicitur nitidis fundata pecunia villis.


quamquam quid hoc magnificentius, hominibus egenis id suppeditare quod nemo sanus aut
parvi momenti aut molis existimabit esse mediocris? sed aliis nominibus hic quem produco
dignus est cui nos omnes, vel quidquid est saltem hominum venustiorum, mentem et
gratissimam et amicissimam praestare debeamus. cum enim magnum sit quod unius Collegi,
et eius quidem vetustissimi, benefactorem sese praebuerit et officiosum et liberalem, tum vel
magis toti Academiae acceptum est quod hic Musis haud ita pridem sordidatis et maerentibus
auxilium tulerit et copiosum et necessarium. nam nemo fere est quin meminerit tempus fuisse
cum concentuum genus Oxoniae floreret cuius auditores quisque suam collectam penderent,
quod autem postea tanta pecuniae adiutorum auditorum penuria laboraret ut iam iam videretur
esse periturum. quin hoc ipsum Theatrum, quod hominum musicorum arcem et Capitolium
dixeris, post tot saecula silentio iam et tenebris oppressum iacebat. sed hominum prudentium
consilio ad hunc itum est, qui qua est et sollertia et munificentia fortunas resarcivit, Musarum
fautores collegit, excellentissimum quemque musicum invitavit, auditores qui confluebant
exquisita voluptate affecit. alia sunt permulta quae hic bene fecit; sed hominem modestum
in
os laudare supersedeo, praesertim in re omnibus fere nota. hoc tantum dico, hunc nobis
vitam
et laetiorem et politiorem reddidisse.

Praesento et Urbis et Academiae benefactorem, concordiae columen, Musarum sospitatorem,
Graham Pye, Collegi Magnae Aulae Universitatis socium honoris causa
creatum,
ut admittatur honoris causa ad gradum Magistri in Artibus.

Paraphrase

Mr Graham Pye, whom I present for an honorary degree, is a truly Oxford figure, born of
a
local family and educated at Magdalen College School, of which he is now a Governor. He
has been responsible for the building of so many fine houses for the people of the city that
he must have a claim to be reckoned among its creators. But, while no career is more
laudable
than that of providing one's fellow citizens with something which we must all agree is very
important, and which involves very hard work, it would be wrong to think of him as simply
one of those of whom the poet Horace says

That man builds wealth and wisdom on sound pillars,

Whose fortune's based on fine substantial villas.

Mr Pye has other claims on the gratitude and good will of all who care for the arts. He is
a
long standing and generous benefactor of the oldest of the Oxford Colleges. That is an
excellent thing; but he has perhaps earned even more gratitude from the University as a
whole
by his work for Music at Oxford. The Muses were in sad and sorry plight when he came to
their rescue. We remember the palmy days of the Subscription Concerts. With the passage
of
the years they had fallen on hard times, short alike of money, of supporters, and of
audiences.
The Sheldonian Theatre itself, after centuries of musical life, was menaced with silence and
desertion. The end seemed near, when wise counsels led to an approach to Mr Pye. With his
great resources and his notable gifts of character he restored the financial position, mobilised
other lovers of music, secured the services of the finest performers, and delighted the large
audiences which flocked to the concerts. There are many other public services which I could
mention, but I am reluctant to make him blush by too much public praise, especially as his
record is well known. I shall say only that he has done much to make our lives more pleasant
and more civilised.

I present a benefactor of the City and the University alike, a lover of harmony, a gallant
patron of the Muses, Graham Pye, Honorary Fellow of University College, for admission
to
the honorary degree of Master of Arts.

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WILDE PROFESSORSHIP OF MENTAL
PHILOSOPHY

JOHN CAMPBELL, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of New College and Reader in
Philosophy, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2001.

Dr Campbell will be a fellow of Corpus Christi College.

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NEWTON–ABRAHAM VISITING
PROFESSORSHIP
2001–2

RUSSELL LANDE (PH.D. Harvard), Professor of Biology, University of California at San
Diego, has been elected to the professorship for the academic year 2001–2.

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ASMOLEAN MUSEUM


Appointment of deputies

M.J. VICKERS, MA, Senior Assistant Keeper in the Department of Antiquities and Senior
Research Fellow of Jesus College, has been appointed as Acting Keeper for P.R.S.
MOOREY,
MA, D.PHIL., Keeper in the Department of Antiquities and Fellow of Wolfson, for the
period
from 1 October 2000 to 31 August 2001, during which Dr Moorey has been granted
sabbatical leave. O.R. IMPEY, MA, D.PHIL., D.LITT., Senior Assistant Keeper in the
Department of Eastern Art and Fellow of Green College, has been appointed Acting Keeper
for J.W. ALLAN, MA, D.PHIL., Keeper in the Department of Eastern Art and Fellow of
St
Cross, for the period from 1 October 2000 to 30 April 2001, during which Professor Allan
has been granted sabbatical leave.

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JOHN LOWELL OSGOOD MEMORIAL PRIZE
2000

The Prize has been awarded to ESTHER SCHMIDT, New College.

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SARA NORTON PRIZE 2000

The Prize has been awarded to ELVIN LIM, Christ Church.

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PSYCHIATRY ESSAY PRIZE 2000

The Prize has been awarded to STEVEN LO, Green College.

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ISIS INNOVATION LIMITED

Ewert Place, Ewert House, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BZ

Isis Innovation, a wholly-owned company of the University, was established in 1988. The
company has been formed to exploit know-how arising out of research funded by the UK
Government through the Research Councils and funded by other bodies where the rights are
not tied. The function of the company is to ensure that the results of research bring rewards
to Oxford, and to the inventors, who are given a financial incentive for exploitation.

Isis seeks licensees willing to pay lump sums and/or royalties for the use of know-how
arising out of research. Isis also exploits the intellectual property of the University by setting
up individual companies using venture capital or development capital funds.

Isis' services are also available to individuals who wish to exploit the results of research
supported by non-Research Council sources, when there are no prior conditions on the
handling of the intellectual property rights. Isis Innovation has at its disposal a small pre-
seedcorn fund for paying the costs of protecting intellectual property rights and for taking
work to a stage where its potential can be assessed.

Isis finds industrial partners to ensure that new ideas can be developed for market
requirements. The company has established the Oxford Innovation Society for major
industrial
companies, so that they can have a window on Oxford technology and an opportunity to
license and invest where appropriate.

A brochure explaining Isis' activities is available. If you wish to receive a copy,
please
contact Isis (details below).

Members of the University should contact the Managing Director if they wish to take
advantage of the services that Isis provides. (Telephone: (2)72411, fax: (2)72412, e-mail:
enquiries@isis.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.isis-innovation.com/.)

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Exhibition now open

Mark Cazalet: `Four Quartets', in the Jerwood Room, 6–21 November, 12 noon to 2
p.m. Monday to Friday; private viewing and lectures by the artist and Lyndall Gordon,
biographer of T.S. Eliot, Friday, 10 November, 5.15 p.m. in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret
Hall.

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ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY


Further revision of opening arrangements for the
Sackler
Library (October 2000)

The Library wishes to alert readers that, further to previous notices on this subject, the
construction of the Sackler Library has fallen further behind schedule. This has rendered the
question of opening the new Library even more problematic. We hope that, after consultation
with the appropriate committees, a new timetable for opening can be published later in
November. The Library will endeavour to formulate a timetable causing the minimum
possible
disruption to library services. During the remaining construction period it is expected that
working conditions in the library will remain tolerable, but there may be times when it
becomes necessary for health and safety reasons to close or partially close the library at short
notice. The Library regrets any resulting inconvenience to readers and is taking all
practicable
measures to minimise disruption. Further information will be published on the Sackler
Library
Web site shortly and a new address for this page will be published in the next issue.

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UNIVERSITY CLUB


Wine-tastings

The following wine-tastings will be held this term in the University Club (6/8 South Parks
Road). Members and their guests are welcome, the cost being £2 per person.

Wed. 15 Nov.: Ports.

Wed. 6 Dec.: Wines for the festive season.

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SURVEY: THE USE OF IT IN TEACHING AT
OXFORD

An important survey is currently being conducted throughout the University into the use of
IT in teaching. The survey is being co-ordinated by OxTALENT, the University's informal
steering group for computer-based learning (http://info.ox.ac.uk/oxtalent/). The feedback
from
this survey will be used by OxTALENT to draw up recommendations for future University
policy in this area. It is therefore extremely important that as many responses as possible are
received.

The purpose of the survey is to assess:

—how widespread is the use of IT in teaching different disciplines;

—what factors limit further take-up of IT in teaching within the University;

—what facilities or services the University could provide to support the use of IT in
teaching.

A short questionnaire has been sent to Heads of Departments and
Administrators
which it is hoped will be circulated as widely as possible. It is aimed at teaching staff within
the University in all faculties and departments. An on-line version is also available, at:

http://info.ox.ac.uk/oxtalent/quest.html
.

Those involved in teaching at the University are requested to take the time to complete the
form.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 9 November 2000: Lectures<br />

Lectures


Contents of this section:

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INAUGURAL LECTURES


Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion

PROFESSOR J.H. BROOKE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21
November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Of scientists and their gods.'

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Professor of English Law

PROFESSOR P.P. CRAIG will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 22
November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Constitutions, consitutionalism, and the EU.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR
OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

Amended notice

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the
Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 26 October (p. 214).


Fri. 10 Nov.: `Discussing Hamlet.'
(With Simon Russell Beale)

Mon. 13 Nov.: `Theatre design.' (With Bob Crowley and
Vicky Mortimer
)

Mon. 20 Nov.: `What makes theatre theatrical.'

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HUDSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR R.J. O'NEILL will deliver the Hudson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on
Thursday, 16 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The development of amphibious warfare.'

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IAIN WALKER MEMORIAL LECTURE

R.W. APPLE, JNR., Bureau Chief, The New York Times, will deliver the
Iain Walker Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 November, in the Nissan
Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Campaigns and other catastrophes: then and now.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

School of Geography

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

RODNEY SHIRLEY will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 November, in the Senior
Common Room, the School of Geography. Further seminars in this series will be given in
Hilary and Trinity Terms.

Subject: `Symbolism and art in the decorative cartographic title-page.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Archive of performances of Greek and Roman drama

DON CHAPMAN, theatre critic of the Oxford Mail 1959–94, will
give a lecture at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre,
the Ashmolean Museum.

Conveners: E.M. Hall, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in
Classical Languages, and O.P. Taplin, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Classical Languages and
Literature.

Subject: `Agamemnon and after: how classical Greek
drama helped rekindle Oxford's interest in modern theatre.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Department of Pharmacology

PROFESSOR PETER SOMOGYI, FRS, MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacolog Unit, will give
a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of
Pharmacology. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Synaptic and molecular parcellation of the neuronal surface
of the cerebral cortex.'

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Department of Plastic and Reconstructive and Craniofacial Surgery

DR M. LONGAKER, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, New York University
Medical Centre, will lecture at 5 for 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 November, in the Witts
Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Foetal repair, cranial suture fusion—aspects of research
in plastic surgery.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Public lecture

MARK DONAPETRY, Pomona College, Claremont, California, will lecture at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, 15 November, in the Taylor Institution Annexe, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: R.W. Fiddian, MA, Reader in Spanish.

Subject: `Pedro Almodovar: all about my mother.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

CHRIS MOTTOLA, President, Chris Mottola Consulting Inc., will lecture on the American
elections of 2000 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 November, in the Large Lecture Room,
Nuffield College.

Subject: `A professional view: the Republican campaign.'

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Senior Research Seminar in American Politics

PROFESSOR B.E. SHAFER will give a seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15
November, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `The rise (and rise) of Southern Republicanism: the presidency
as a window.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EXPERIMENTAL
PSYCHOLOGY

Oxford Summer School on Connectionist Modelling

This summer school will be held from Sunday, 15 July, to Friday, 27 July, in the
Department of Experimental Psychology.

The course is aimed primarily at researchers who wish to exploit neural network models in
their teaching and/or research, and it will provide a general introduction to connectionist
modelling, biologically plausible neural networks and brain function through lectures and
exercises on Macintoshes and PCs. The course is interdisciplinary in content though many
of the illustrative examples are taken from cognitive and developmental psychology, and
cognitive neuroscience. The instructors with primary responsibility for teaching the course
are Kim Plunkett and Edmund Rolls.

No prior knowledge of computational modelling will be required though simple word-
processing skills will be assumed.

The cost of participation is £950, which covers accommodation, registration, and all
literature required. A number of partial bursaries will be available for
graduate students, but intending participants should note that in previous years the number
of applications for these has far exceeded the number of bursaries available.

Further details on the 2001 Summer School can be found at: http://www-
cogsci.psych.ox.ac.uk/summer-school/.

If you are interested in participating in the Summer School, please send a brief description
of your background with an explanation of why you would like to attend (one page
maximum), no later than 28 February 2001, to Mrs Sue King, Department of Experimental
Psychology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UD (telephone: Oxford (2)71353, e-mail:
susan.king@psy.ox.ac.uk).

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Postponement of meeting

The Research Seminar in Early Modern French Literature and Culture, on the subject of
`Female roles in French court ballet, 1650–70: male impersonators and the emergence
of the female ballet dancer' (with Julia Prest, Jesus College), which was to have been held
on Thursday, 9 November, in the Maison Française, has been postponed to Thursday,
30 November (5 p.m.), and will now be held in the Sainsbury Common Room, Worcester
College.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE


Refugee Studies Centre

Cancellation of Harrell-Bond Lecture

The Refugee Studies Centre regrets to announce that this year's Harrell-Bond Lecture, which
was to have been given on 13 November by Mr Harold Koh, US Assistant Secretary of State
for Human Rights, Democracy, and Labor, has had to be cancelled because of an unexpected
change in Mr Koh's schedule. The Centre hopes to rearrange the lecture for later in the
academic year and will make an announcement about this as soon as possible.

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Administrative governance, courts, and the limits of the law

A. LE SUEUR, University College, London, will give a seminar in this series at 5 p.m. on
Monday, 13 November, in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Linton
Road.

Convener: D.J. Galligan, BCL, MA, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies
and Director of the Centre.

Subject: `A whole new ball game? Rethinking the United Kingdom's
top-level courts.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL

Starr Foundation Seminars

PROFESSOR MARY BETH NORTON, M.D. Alger Professor of American History, Cornell
University, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 16 November, in the Talbot Hall, Lady
Margaret Hall. Further information may be obtained from Vanessa Windsor (telephone:
Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Rethinking Salem witchcraft.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE


Public lecture

J. TEMPLE-LANG will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 17 November, in the
Council Room, Mansfield College.

Subject: `The Commission and the European
Parliament—an uncertain relationship.'

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CAMPION HALL


D'Arcy Memorial Lectures

The dialectical genesis of modern atheism

Amended notice

PROFESSOR MICHAEL BUCKLEY, Boston College, US, will deliver the remaining
lectures in this series on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 28 September, p. 69.
The time of the final lecture (21 November) has been altered to 4 p.m.

14 Nov., 5 p.m.: `The study of religion and the rise of atheism:
conflict or conformation?'

21 Nov., 4 p.m.: `The negation of atheism: from deconstruction to
dialectic.'

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 9 November 2000: Grants and Funding<br />

Grants and Research Funding


Contents of this section:

[Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously
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RESEARCH SERVICES OFFICE

The Oxford University Research Services Office (RSO) is based in
the University Offices, Wellington Square (with a satellite
office in the Medical School Offices, Level 3, John Radcliffe
Hospital). The RSO is part of the Finance Division of the
University's central administration.

The RSO processes and approves all applications to outside
bodies for research grants and approves research-related
agreements on behalf of the University. It also acts in an
advisory capacity for those seeking outside funding or requiring
information about specific initiatives (e.g. LINK, ROPA, Teaching
Company Schemes, EU research programmes, etc.).

The RSO produces a weekly bulletin on funding opportunities,
electronic Research Funding News
(eRFN), which is available
to members of the University via the World Wide Web at:
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/erin/. Research-related information
other than that regarding funding opportunities is communicated
via the RSO's electronic Bulletin Board, which is updated on an
ad hoc basis. This is also available to members of
the University
via the World Wide Web at:
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/bboard.htm.

Research contracts with industry are negotiated through the
RSO, which deals with research-related agreements covering the
sponsorship of research, clinical trials, services to industry,
confidentiality issues, material transfer, and consultancy.
Contact details for members of the RSO are as follows:

Ms Catherine Quinn, Director (telephone: (2)70158, e-mail:
catherine.quinn@admin. ox.ac.uk);

Dr Richard Liwicki, Head of Research Contracts Administration

(telephone: (2)70011, e-mail: richard.liwicki@admin.ox.ac.uk);

Mr Pierre-Manuel Espinasse, Head of Research Grants
Administration (telephone (2)70043, e-mail:
pierre.espinasse@admin.ox.ac.uk);

Ms Stephanie Malcolm, Research Grants Administrator

(telephone (2)70145, e-mail:
stephanie.malcolm@admin.ox.ac.uk);

Dr Michael Halsey, Assistant Registrar, John Radcliffe
Hospital satellite office (telephone: (2)22604, e-mail:
michael.halsey@admin.ox.ac.uk);

Ms Kathryn Dally, Research Administration Officer (telephone:

(2)80319, e-mail: kathryn.dally@ admin.ox.ac.uk);

Ms Grace Garland, Research Administration Officer (telephone:

(2)22131, e-mail: grace.garland@admin.ox.ac.uk);

Ms Linda Andrews, Research Administration Officer (telephone:

(2)80666, e-mail: linda.andrews@admin.ox.ac.uk);

Dr Clara Ovenston, Research Administration Officer

(telephone: (2)70142, e-mail: clara.ovenston@admin.ox.ac.uk);

Ms Barbara Murray, Research Administration Officer

(telephone: (2)70039, e-mail: barbara.murray@admin.ox.ac.uk);

Enquiries relating to day-to-day processing of research grant
applications should be addressed to the RSO's Research Grants
Office (telephone: (2)70146), or, in the case of certain clinical
departments, to the RSO satellite office, the Medical School
Offices, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington (telephone:

(2)22544).

General enquiries may be addressed, in the first instance,
to Mrs Jane Taylor (telephone: (2)70143), who will be pleased to
direct calls to the appropriate member of staff.

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Submitting research grant applications to external sponsors

Members of the University are reminded that all applications for
external research funding support must be endorsed on behalf of
the University through the RSO before they are despatched to the
sponsor, whether or not this is required by the funding body.

The reasons for the requirement are (i) to ensure that the
funds being requested are adequate for the purpose and that the
costing rules of the sponsor have been applied correctly, and
(ii) to ensure that the University could undertake the
obligations arising from an award and that these do not
contravene University policy.

The detailed arrangements are as follows: applicants for
research grants should submit the original plus one copy of their
application, together with a completed copy of the University's
outside grants form, to the Research Services Office, Wellington
Square (telephone (2)70146), leaving three clear working days for
it to be processed.

In connection with the acceptance of awards and signature of
contracts it should be noted that Statutes, Tit. X, cl. 3,
provides that `no official of the University or any other person
employed by the University or working in or in connection with
any department of or under the control of the University shall
in connection with any invention, discovery, or patent, or ...
process, or manufacture have authority to make any
representations on behalf of the University or to be concerned
in any transaction whatsoever in connection therewith on behalf
of the University except with the express consent of Council'.

The Research Services Office has been given authority to
approve research funding applications to external sponsors and
the terms of contracts in straightforward cases under this
provision; in more complicated cases, specific authority is
necessary.

Enquiries related to any aspect of externally sponsored
research should be directed to the Research Services Office,
whose staff would be pleased to help.

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SCHOLARSHIPS FOR STUDY IN GERMANY

The following scholarships offering the opportunity for Oxford
graduates and final-year undergraduates to study in Germany are
available in the academic year 2001--2.

Hanseatic Scholarships

Two scholarships are available for graduate and undergraduate
(final year) students at the University of Oxford. They are
tenable for two years (or, in certain circumstances, one year)
at the University of Hamburg. The successful candidates must
undertake research at doctoral or postdoctoral level, or give
evidence of a workable project not connected to a research
degree. There is the opportunity to obtain a German degree. The
current value of the scholarship is DM 24,000 per annum; travel
expenses will also be covered. The scholarship is open to members
of the University who are British citizens, under twenty-eight
years of age on 1 October 2001, and who have either completed all
the examinations required for the Oxford BA degree, or have
embarked on a course of postgraduate study at the University.

Michael Foster Memorial Scholarship

One scholarship is available for graduate and undergraduate
(final year) students at the University of Oxford. The
scholarship is tenable for ten months from 1 October 2001 at any
university, technical university, or art or music academy in
Germany, and may be extended for a second year. The scholar will
receive a monthly maintenance grant and remission of institution
fees. A grant will be made to assist with travel expenses, and
a small book grant will be available each term. The scholarship
is open to members of the University who are British citizens,
under thirty-two years of age on 1 October 2001, and who have
either completed all the examinations required for the Oxford BA
degree, or have embarked on a course of postgraduate study at the
University.

Theodor Heuss Research Fellowship

One fellowship is available for postgraduate or postdoctoral
students at the University of Oxford. The fellowship is tenable
for one year, in the first instance, at any university or other
institution of higher learning in Germany. The holder of the
fellowship will receive a monthly maintenance grant, which is
currently DM 3,400 for postdoctoral fellows, and DM 2,500 for
doctoral students; travel expenses and institution fees will also
be covered. The fellowship is open to members of the University
who are British citizens, under thirty-two years of age on 1
October 2001, and who have either embarked on a course of
postgraduate study or have already obtained a postgraduate
qualification of the University.

Further details of all three scholarships and information on how
to apply may be obtained from the International Office,
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone:
Oxford (2)80487/(2)70241, e-mail:
international.office@admin.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for the scholarships is Friday, 16 February
2001.

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SCATCHERD EUROPEAN SCHOLARSHIPS
2001--2

Up to twelve Scatcherd European Scholarships will be
available in 2001--2 for undergraduate or graduate
students, who will continue to be registered for a
degree at Oxford, to undertake study or research in
another European country, (including Russia and all
countries to the west of the Urals, but not Turkey).
The scholarships are tenable in any subject area, for
periods of study of between three months and one
year.

The scholarships will cover the cost of any
tuition or registration fees at the host institution,
and provide a grant towards living costs, which is
expected to be up to about £7,100 for a full
year. Applicants are advised to contact the
institution where they wish to study before submitting
the application form.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 9
February 2001. Further information and application
forms may be obtained from the International Office,
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD
(telephone: Oxford (2)80487/(2)70241).

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CHARTERHOUSE EUROPEAN
BURSARIES 2001--2

Applications are invited for the Charterhouse European
Bursaries for undergraduate or graduate students
registered for a degree of the University of Oxford to
undertake a period of study elsewhere in Europe. The
bursaries are available for study in economics,
management, applied mathematics in industry, or
engineering and technology.

The value of the bursaries will be approximately
£3,000 for a full academic year although
applications for a shorter period of study (not
normally less than three months) may be considered. In
such cases the funding will be reduced pro rata.
Charterhouse European Bursaries may be held in
conjunction with ERASMUS grants or grants from other
educational bodies.

Further details and an application form are
available from the International Office, University
Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone:
Oxford (2)80487/(2)70241). The closing date for
applications is Friday, 9 February 2001.

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STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAMME
WITH THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY 2001--2

A small number of places will be available in 2001--2
for current undergraduate or graduate students, who
will continue to be registered for a degree at Oxford,
to undertake a period of study of at least six months
at the ANU. Australian nationals will not normally be
eligible to apply. The exchange programme is open to
students in any subject area.

As part of the exchange agreement, all tuition
fees will be waived by the host institution although
students will be required to continue to pay any fees
for which they may be liable at their home
institution. A British Airways Travel Bursary will
normally be available to provide return economy-class
travel to Australia.

Further information and an application form are
available from the International Office, University
Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone:
Oxford (2)80487/(2)70241). The closing date is Friday,
9 February 2001.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH SCHOLARSHIP
2001--2

Applications are invited from students studying for a
graduate degree at the University of Oxford for the
2001--2 Queen Elizabeth Scholarship, tenable at the
University of Pennsylvania. Students who will by then
have completed their programme of study at Oxford will
not be eligible to apply. The scholarship is available
for one academic year. The scholarship may be held in
any subject area available at the University of
Pennsylvania. Information about programmes offered by
the University of Pennsylvania may be obtained by
accessing the University of Pennsylvania homepage at
http://www.upenn.edu.

The scholarship will cover the graduate
registration fee, student health service, and health
insurance fees at the University of Pennsylvania, and
will provide a grant towards living costs. The
University of Pennsylvania will assist the
scholarship-holder to find accommodation (both on- and
off-campus accommodation is usually available).

Further details are available from the
International Office, University Offices, Wellington
Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford
(2)80487/(2)70241). The closing date for applications
is 15 December.

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GRADUATE STUDENT EXCHANGES
WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO 2001--2

Applications are invited from current graduate
students who wish to work at the University of Tokyo
for one year. Two places to be taken up sometime
during the British academic year 2001--2 are expected
to be available under the exchange scheme.

The successful candidates will be nominated by the
University of Tokyo for Japanese Ministry of Education
(Monbusho) Scholarships, which would cover all travel,
living, and educational expenses. The scholarship
would not cover fees payable to the University of
Oxford and CANDIDATES ARE STRONGLY ADVISED TO CHECK
THEIR CONTINUING LIABILITY TO PAY OXFORD UNIVERSITY
FEES AT AN EARLY STAGE. The University of Tokyo cannot
guarantee that Monbusho Scholarships will be granted
and successful candidates are advised to apply also to
other sources, both British and Japanese, for
financial support.

Further details are available from the
International Office, University Offices, Wellington
Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford
(2)80487/(2)70241), The closing date for applications
is Friday, 24 November.

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WINGATE SCHOLARSHIPS 2001

Wingate Scholarships are awarded to individuals who
need financial support to undertake creative or
original work of intellectual, scientific, artistic,
social, or environmental value, and to talented
musicians for advanced training. They are designed to
help with the costs of a specific project, which may
last for up to three years. The average total award is
about £6,500 and the maximum in any one year is
£10,000. The work undertaken may be in the
context of a higher degree, but awards are not
normally made for professional training, standard
taught courses or for electives. Wingate Scholarships
are not offered for fine art, but those engaged in
craft, art history, or other related research may
apply. Applicants must be citizens of the United
Kingdom or other Commonwealth country, Ireland, or
Israel; or of another European Union country provided
that they have been resident in the United Kingdom for
at least three years. Applicants must be resident in
the British Isles during the application period and be
twenty-four years of age or over on 1 September
2001.

More detailed information and application forms
can be obtained by sending a stamped and addressed A4
envelope to the Administrator, Wingate Scholarships,
20--22 Stukeley Street, London WC2B 5LR, or downloaded
from http://www.win-sch.demon.co.uk. The closing date
for applications is 1 February 2001. Interviews of
short-listed candidates will be held in May and
results will be announced in June 2001.

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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 9 November 2000: Examinations and Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards


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[Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or recurrent
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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE


Election of two ordinary members

An election will be held on Thursday, 7 December, to fill vacancies for two
ordinary members (vice Dr C.D. Cannon and Dr P.E.
McCullough, resigned), to hold office from the date of the election, one until
the first day of Michaelmas Term 2001 and one until the first day of
Michaelmas Term 2002.

Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by
the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1
2JD, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 13 November, and
similar nominations by six electors up to 4 p.m.
on Monday, 20 November
. There is no special form but, in
addition to the signatures of the nominators, nominations must state,
in block capitals, the names and initials, and college
(or, of no college, the department) of (1) the person nominated, and (2) each
nominator.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

The following change in regulations made by the Finance Committee will
come into effect on 24 November.

Finance Committee

Financial Regulations

With immediate effect

In Ch. VIII, Sect. XII , § 16, cl. 1, concerning acceptance of gifts
(Statutes, 2000, p. 562), insert new item (b) as follows and
reletter existing items (b)-(d) as items
(c)-(e):

`(b) to its General Purposes Committee, authority to
accept gifts worth more than £100,000, subject to a six-monthly report
to Council of action taken;'.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to R. STABLES, St
Edmund Hall, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `Clinical choices in the
management of coronary artery disease: data and decisions in cardiac catheterisation'.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Biological Sciences

C.S. CANALES-HOLZEIS, St Catherine's: `Characterisation of extra sporogenous cells, an
arabidopsis gene required for anther development'.

Department of Plant Sciences, Monday, 13 November, 1 p.m.


Examiners: J.A. Langdale, K. Schneitz.

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English Language and Literature

N.E. FUGMANN, St Hugh's: `The poetics of critical space and postmodernity: critique,
aesthetics, and cultural memory'.

St Catherine's, Friday, 24 November, 2 p.m.


Examiners: H. Bertens, C. Altieri.

K. GO, Wadham: `Shakespeare, Daniel, and the emblem'.

New College, Wednesday, 29 November, 2 p.m.


Examiners: J. Manning, A.D. Nuttall.

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Literae Humaniores

M.J. ROBINSON, Balliol: `Prolegomena to the study of Ovid's Fasti, with a commentary
on part of Book 2'.

Examination Schools, Monday, 11 December, 11 a.m.


Examiners: A.S. Hollis, A. Barchiesi.

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Mathematical Sciences

J. MASEL, Merton: `The replication kinetics of prions and other amyloids'.

Department of Statistics, Tuesday, 28 November, 2 p.m.


Examiners: M. Eigen, P.J. Donnelly.

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Modern History

C. CHAPMAN, Lady Margaret Hall: `Representations of murder,
c.1590–c.1700'.

Exeter, Wednesday, 20 December, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: F.N. Dabhoiwala, B.S. Capp.

B. COLE, Christ Church: `Jean Delville's L'Esthetique Idealiste: art between nature and the
absolute'.

Department of the History of Art, Thursday, 23 November, 5 p.m.


Examiners: M.J. Kemp, J. Howe.

F.M. HODGES, Magdalen: `A history of spermatorrhoea: the evolution and legacy of
medical conceptualisations of a veneral disease and male debility in nineteenth-century
America'.

Magdalen, Friday, 19 January, 2 p.m.


Examiners: J. Andrews, L. Hall.

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Oriental Studies

A.B. TOTH, St Antony's: `The transformation of a pastoral economy: Bedouin and States
in the Northern Arabia, 1850–1950'.

St Antony's, Thursday, 7 December, 3 p.m.


Examiners: D. Hopwood, M.E. Yapp.

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Physical Sciences

R. GODUN, Christ Church: `Beam splitting mechanisms in a caesium atom
interferometer'.

Clarendon Laboratory, Friday, 17 November, 10 a.m.


Examiners: D.N. Stacey, W. Ertmer.

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Social Studies

J. DEHN, St John's: `Commodity price uncertainty and shocks: implications for investment
and growth'.

Department of Economics, Friday, 8 December, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: C. Adam, J.-P. Azam.

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Committee for Educational Studies

J. BADGER, Christ Church: `The transmission of values in a church school: consensus and
contradiction'.

Examination Schools, Tuesday, 14 November, 2 p.m.


Examiners: R.A. Pring, G. Grace.

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Committee for the History of Art

D.V. GERONIMUS, Magdalen: `The painting career of Piero di
Cosimo, 1462–1522'.

Ashmolean Museum, Tuesday, 28 November, 3 p.m.


Examiners: C. Whistler, A. Wright.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF
MASTER OF SCIENCE

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

Physiological Sciences

S. ALMOND, Corpus Christi: `The cholinergic regulation of heart rate in physiological and
pathophysiological states'.

University Laboratory of Physiology, Wednesday, 6 December, 10.30 a.m.


Examiners: K.L. Dorrington, J.N. Townend.

L. HULVERSHORN, Somerville: `Auditory temporal processing in ferrets'.

St John's, Wednesday, 15 November, 9 a.m.


Examiners: A.J. Parker, T.D. Griffiths.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 9 November 2000: Colleges<br />

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


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OBITUARIES


Linacre College

MARY DOUGLAS BLASCHKO, 25 October 2000; Honorary Fellow since 1997. Aged
92.

MERVYN REDDAWAY POPHAM, October 2000; University Lecturer in Aegean
Archaeology
and Official Fellow 1972–94, Emeritus Fellow since 1994. Aged 73.

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Oriel College

RICHARD DUNCAN BERESFORD-JONES, MA, 25 August 2000; 1921. Aged 97.

GEOFFREY BOLT, MA, 2000; 1941. Aged 77.

JOHN MICHAEL CRANMER, BA, 2000; 1954. Aged 66.

JAMES WILLIAM GIBSON, MA, 2000; 1930. Aged 89.

HIS HONOUR JUDGE DEREK ALDWYN GRANT, BA, 29 August 2000; 1933. Aged
85.

MAJ.-GEN. HENRY ANTHONY LASCELLES, MA, 13 July 2000; 1930. Aged 88.

THE REVD WILLIAM JOHN LUNNY, MA, 21 July 2000; 1952. Aged 70.

DAVID PASSEY, MA, 24 August 2000; 1945. Aged 73.

DR ALASTAIR HAMISH TEARLOCK ROBB-SMITH, MA, 2000; 1939. Aged 92.

EDWARD SYMONDS, MA, 11 August 2000; 1937. Aged 81.

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St Edmund Hall

THE REVD PETER JOHN BEVAN, MA, summer 2000; commoner 1976–9.

DAVID ERIC PARKER, BA, summer 2000; exhibitioner 1942–3.

[DEREK JOHN RITSON, BA, summer 2000; senior student 1959–61.] RETRACTED: please see corrigendum in Gazette No 5055, 20 March 2014.

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St Hilda's College

ISABEL VERA EADE, MA, 20 October 2000; commoner 1964–7. Aged 55.

MARGARET SWEETING, BA, 10 August 2000; commoner 1933–6. Aged 86.

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ELECTIONS


Lady Margaret Hall

To a Professorial Fellowship in English Private Law (from 1 October 2000):

PROFESSOR EWAN MCKENDRICK, BCL, MA (LL.B. Edinburgh)

To a Tutorial Fellowship in Economics (from 1 October 2000):

DR GAVIN
CAMERON, D.PHIL. (B.SC. Lancaster, M.SC. Bristol)

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Mansfield College

As Chaplain, Fellow in Theology, and Director of Ministerial Training (from
1 October
2000):

WALTER JOHN HOUSTON, MA, D.PHIL. (MA Cambridge)

To a Tutorial Fellowship in Civil Engineering (from 1 October 2000):

CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL MARTIN, D.PHIL. (BE Sydney)

To a G.B. Caird Lecturership in New Testament Studies (for two years from 1
October
2000):

LYNDA JAYNE PATTERSON, MA, M.ST.

To a Lecturership in the History of Modern Christian Thought (for three years from
1
October 2000):

PHILIP ANTHONY MARTIN KENNEDY (B.MUS., B.THEOL.,
THEOL.M., DR THEOL.)

To a Lecturership in Applied Mathematics (for one year from 1 October
2000):

LAURENCE JULIAN MAYS, B.SC., D.PHIL.

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Queen's College

To Scholarships:

FILIPE BATONI ABDALLA, formerly of Lycee de Ferney Voltaire, France

BASIL BEKDASH, formerly of Langley Grammar School, Slough

MARTIN DAVID BIRCH, formerly of King Henry VIII School, Coventry

THOMAS GEORGE BODEN, formerly of Peter Symonds College, Winchester

RACHEL ELIZABETH BRADY, formerly of Victoria College, Belfast

OLIVIA BUDDS, formerly of Camden School for Girls

AMY RUTH CHALLEN, formerly of Hills Road Sixth-Form College, Cambridge

ANTHONY PETER CLAKE, formerly of Godalming College

JAMES EDWARD DAVIS, formerly of Hymers College, Hull

ANTHONY ROBERT GOREHAM, formerly of Watford Grammar School for Boys

SIMON DAVID GUEST, formerly of Gunnersbury Catholic School, Brentford

PETER JAMES HARDING, formerly of Bishop Stortford High School

PHILIP DAVID HOPKINS, formerly of Croesyceiliog School, Cwmbran

STEFAN HOTZE, formerly of Stadtisches Gymnasium, Petershagen

STUART JAMES HUNTER, formerly of Leeds Grammar School

ALEXANDER GEORGE IDE, formerly of Dauntsey's School, Devizes

BRIDGET HELEN JACKSON, formerly of Hills Road Sixth-Form College,
Cambridge

JOANNA KOTIAS, formerly of St Albans High School for Girls

BENJAMIN BUCHANAN LINGS, formerly of St Mary Redcliffe & Temple School,
Bristol

MERLINA MANOCARAN, formerly of Taylor's College, Petaling Jaya

DANIEL JAMES MOORE, formerly of St Mary's RC School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

KIAN PENG NG, formerly of Temasek Junior College, Singapore

DANIEL VALERIEV NIKOLOV, formerly of Geo Milev School, Bourgas, Bulgaria

CHARLES HENRY GOULD PRICE, formerly of Winchester College

HESTER ELIZABETH SCHADEE, formerly of Erasmiaans Gymnasium, Rotterdam

ROBIN MICHAEL SCHLINKERT, formerly of Gesamtschule Osnabrück-
Schinkel

KENNETH JOHN SHACKLETON, formerly of Stockport Grammar School

CHRISTOPHER JOHN SLEEMAN, formerly of Tonbridge School

TOBIAS RUTGER SIMPSON, formerly of Greenhead College, Huddersfield

GRAEME JOHN SMETHURST, formerly of The Grange School, Hartford

CHARLOTTE MARY SPENCER, formerly of Hills Road Sixth-Form College,
Cambridge

CHARLES ALEXANDER SUTTERS, formerly of Merchant Taylors' School,
Northwood

ADAM ANDREW WATT, formerly of George Heriot's School, Edinburgh

PHILIP JUAN WATTERSON, formerly of Monk's Walk School, Welwyn

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To Exhibitions:

DAVID EDWARD BIRTLES, formerly of King Edward VII School, Sheffield

EDWARD WILLIAM BLAKEY, formerly of Myton School, Warwick

BRIAN ROBERT D'ARCY, formerly of Bradford Grammar School

CARRIE GWENDOLYN DARE, formerly of Bishop Heber High School, Malpas

PAULA FARNE, formerly of St Bernard's Convent School, Slough

DOUGLAS JAMES GORDON, formerly of Berkhamsted Collegiate School

ANDREW ROBERT GRIMLEY, formerly of Warwick School

LOUISE VICTORIA HENNESSEY, formerly of King Edward VI Camp Hill Girls' School,
Birmingham

ENDAF LLOYD KERFOOT, formerly of King's School, Chester

ANJALI KLOUDA, formerly of Camden School for Girls

EVAN LARBI, formerly of Dulwich College

NICHOLAS MASATOSHI MEYER, formerly of Collyer's Sixth-Form College,
Horsham

EMMA ELIZABETH MURDOCK, formerly of Antrim Grammar School

DAVID NASRALLA, formerly of Bancroft's School, Woodford Green

LEO ALASTAIR SMITH, formerly of Warwick School

RACHEL ELIZABETH SYMES, formerly of King Edward VII School, Sheffield

REBECCA TAYLOR, formerly of Newlands School, Maidenhead

JAMES PETER WALTON, formerly of Aquinas College, Stockport

NICOLA LOUISE WATERWORTH, formerly of Loreto College, Manchester

BENJAMIN JAMES WILLIAMSON, formerly of Elliott School, Putney

YAEL ZARFATY, formerly of South Hampstead High School

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To College Bursaries:

ANTHONY PETER CLAKE, formerly of Godalming College

ELIZABETH SARAH FOX, formerly of Bromsgrove School

RICHARD JAMES GAWTHORPE, formerly of Highfields School, Matlock

AMY ELIZABETH HARPER, formerly of The Maynard School, Exeter

PHILIP WAITE JORDAN, formerly of Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Amersham

CHRISTOPHER JOHN SLEEMAN, formerly of Tonbridge School

KATHRYN ELIZABETH LOUISE WARNER, formerly of Culford School, Bury St
Edmunds

SAMUEL VINCENT WASS, formerly of Winchester College

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PRIZES


St Hilda's College

Muriel Wise Prize:

NATASHA ALDEN

FIONA MACDONALD

Dorothy Whitelock Prize for Old English:

ANNA WILLE

Jennifer Hines Essay Prize:

ABIGAIL COATES

LIANA COYNE

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 9 November 2000: Advertisements<br />

Advertisements


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How to advertise in the
Gazette


Terms and conditions
of acceptance of advertisements

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Oxford University Department for Continuing
Education

Day school to be held at Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford:
`British Naturalists in their Local Setting', Sat., 11 Nov., 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. Director
of Studies: Dr Kate Tiller. For further details tel.: 01865 270368 , e-mail:
ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk.

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Antiquarian and Second-hand Booksellers

The Bookshop Down the Lane: Oxfordshire's newest second-hand
bookshop, just established at 14 Wesley Lane, Bicester, now urgently requires customers in
a broad range of academic and popular fields of interest; your duties will be to purchase
books from the shop; no skills needed beyond basic literacy and numeracy; flexible hours of
work, you simply drop in anytime on Thurs., Fri., or Sat., between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m., or
even at other times by arrangement. Bicester is 12 miles north of Oxford, easily accessible
by car, bus, and train; Wesley Lane is situated immediately adjacent to the main town-centre
car park and bus terminus (Bure Place/Tesco). Proprietor: Tony Simcock. Tel.: 01869
360085 or 343410.

Old Books: we buy and sell antiquarian and academic books,
especially in the fields of English Literature, History and Theology. English seventeenth
century a speciality. Visitors welcome: prior phone call recommended. Regular catalogues
issued–ask for a copy. Collections and single books purchased–we will view and
assess your surplus items without obligation. Best prices paid. Valuations for probate and
insurance. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association and PBFA. Robert Clark
Antiquarian Books, 6a King Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6DF (behind Walton Street between
OUP and Phoenix Cinema). Tel. and fax: 01865 552154, e-mail: rclark@rarebooks.u-
net.com.

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Bodleian Shop

The Bodleian Christmas cards have arrived! Eight new exclusive
designs (£3.95 pack of ten), plus Hey for Christmas! CD: the Mellstock Band and the
Oxford Waits perform seasonal songs and carols from the Bodleian's Broadside ballads
collections (£12.95). Find us in the Old Schools Quadrangle. Open Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-6
p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-12.30 p.m.

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The Oxford University Newcomers' Club

This club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of
academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club Room at 13 Norham
Gardens any Wed., morning between 10.30 a.m.and 12 noon, from the week before term
starts to the week after term, and throughout the Summer vacation, and sample our
programme of events and outings. During Michaelmas Term, as well as our wide range of
activities and visits, we invite newcomers to our Christmas Fair in the Club Room at 13
Norham Gardens on Wednesday, 6 Dec., at 10.30 a.m.

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Ashmolean Museum Shop

The Ashmolean Museum shop has stocks of a wide range of Christmas
cards and is the sole outlet in Oxford for charity Card-Aid cards. Calendars, diaries, books
and gifts are also on display and the shop will be open daily, including Mondays, during
Dec.(for more information tel.: 01865 288185).

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Business Opportunity

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from home, on a shoe-string, alongside your current work? I am a lecturer, but I also work
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exceeding all the legal and ethical requirements of the direct sales industry. If you would like
me to send some information, leave a message for Dr Joanna Hawke on 0845 200 3849 (24
hrs).

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Personal IT trainer for regular coaching sessions. Patience and non-
nerdiness hoped for. Contact: joanna.foster@btinternet.com, or tel.: 0802 920641.

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Tuition Offered

Alexander Technique: lessons in central Oxford at 28 Beaumont Street
(opposite the Playhouse), and in Headington. Improve the way you use yourself in everyday
activity - regain natural `good use'. Freedom of movement, easier breathing, natural poise
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Piano lessons: experienced teacher. Adults and children. All grades.
Beginners welcome. Contact: Miss P. Read B.A.(Hons.)L.R.A.M. Tel.: Jericho 510904.

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Services Offered

Glass, glazing, double-glazing, secondary-glazing, sash windows,
conservatories and porches. Oxford Double Glazing Ltd., have 36 years' experience of the
supply, installation, and repair of single and double glazing. Please call us for pressure-free
advice, or visit our showroom at 3, South Parade, Summertown. Tel.: 01865 517200, e-mail:
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Town and Country Trees, arboricultural contractors. Tree surgery,
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Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local
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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.

Your basic personal tax return completed and all liabilities calculated
for £160. Letting, authorship, royalty income etc. £40 extra. No VAT charged.
For business and trust accounts etc. please ask for a quotation. John Hanks LLM FCA,
Chartered Accountant, 50 Thames Street, Oxford OX1 1SU. Tel.: 01865 438572, e-mail:
john.hanks@ukonline.co.uk.

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Houses to Let

To let, 3–6 months, owner travelling: idyllic, old, stonebuilt
house, full of character, in converted farm building courtyard development in Dunns Tew
village. One large bedroom, sitting-room, etc. Suit weekly commuter working either Oxford
(20 mins.) or Banbury (15 mins.). Alternatively week-enders. Contact:
katharine.foster@btinternet.com, or tel.: 07899 874111.

Cassington: 5 miles from Oxford city centre, on the edge of the
Cotswolds. Charming, f/f modern home in conservation area of old village. Very quiet. Suit
non-smoking academic/professional couple with/without 1 or 2 children. Three bedrooms,
2 bathrooms, study, conservatory, and all mod cons. Available 1 Jan.–25 March 2001.
£750 p.c.m. excl. bills. Tel.: 01865 883840.

Spend Christmas and New Year in Oxford: comfortable family house
to let in north Oxford, 16 Dec.,–3 Jan. Five bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, c.h., large
garden with views over open fields. Easy access to city centre. Domestic help available.
Contact: 01865 515417

Garden cottage becoming available in north Oxford by the
Dragon
School, and Wolfson College. Double bedroom, sitting-room, kitchen, and bathroom. Fully
furnished with c.h., and washing machine etc. £600 p.c.m. Please tel.: 01865
554384.

Beautiful, unusual, open-plan, fully-furnished architect designed
modern house in North Oxford, within ring-road, close to Summertown; very quiet, with
stunning views to open countryside; off-street parking and small patio garden. Suit visiting
academic or professional couple. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. Available from 1
Nov., £895 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 515085, e-mail:
trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

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Available for rent from the end of Nov., a delightful 2-bedroom
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pretty gardens. Convenient to shops, university, and central Oxford. Rent £750 p.c.m.
inc. council tax, 3–12 months let. Contact 0207 4387 (h), 0207 848 5770 (w).

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Flats to Let

Luxury, self-contained, fully-furnished flat in large village house, 4
miles outside Oxford. Set in quiet grounds, it has 1 double bedroom with en suite
bathroom/shower, a large sitting-room with sofa beds, colour TV, and video. Fully fitted
kitchen, with freezer and microwave. Available from early Jan., for flexible short lets, 1
week–1 term. All bills inc. Tel.: 01865 883991 for details, or e-
mail:OXMEDIA@aol.com.

Study/weekday flat: a beautiful, modern, 2-bedroom flat for use during
the week (Mon.–Fri.), either to live in or to use as a quiet study. City centre, river
view, parking, fully-furnished. All mod. cons inc. internet access, TV, video, audio. Ring
01223 561158 (weekdays) or 01865 726143 (weekends).

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Accommodation Offered

Grandpont: friendly houseshare, in large warm home, with one other.
Large garden, g.c.h., washing machine and telephone. Parking available. Fully-furnished
double bedroom. Fifteen minutes walk to the centre. Available mid-Nov.,(negotiable).
£345 p.c.m. plus deposit. Non-smoker preferred. Tel.: 01865 724 957

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home and investment.
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for inspirational, and peaceful working atmosphere. E-mail: joanna.foster@btinternet.com,
or tel.: 0802 920641.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays
in the warm, comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, quiet, central
North Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks,
river, shops and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities,
microwave, and refrigerator or refrigerator availability, c.h., and independent heating.
Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./Fax: 01865 557879.

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Accommodation Sought

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in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a
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without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us:
info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our web site at:
http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Holiday Lets

Dordogne and Rome holiday rentals: stone house in an acre of garden
in the Dordogne, France, with a fabulous 270 degree panorama (sleeps 8/10). Also Rome,
19th-c., country farmhouse with lovely views, 45 minutes' from Rome, and two hours to
Florence (sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more). Prices vary from
£250–550 p.w. Private owner. Tel.: 01223 353603 or e-mail:
hugobowles@tiscalinet.it for details.

Benicassim, Spain: lovely beachside apartment; terrace overlooking
beach, stunning views, nice mountain tracks nearby, swimming pool, tennis, horseriding.
Nice Spanish villages in the area. Available Oct., Nov., Dec. Contact Rosa Albero/Conrado
Martinez on 01865 463128, e-mail: Rosa333@yahoo.com, or
conrado.martinez@linacre.ox.ac.uk.

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Flat for Sale

Parktown: lovely, light flat with pretty views, in sought after road
close to Parks and town centre. Two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom, gas c.h.
£240,000 ONO. Short-term let would be considered. Tel.: 01386 700225.

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House for Sale

Witney, West: semi-detached house on modern estate, recently re-
decorated, 13 miles from Oxford city centre. Three bedrooms, family room, kitchen, dining
area, conservatory, small secluded garden, gas c.h., d.g., off-road parking, and garage.
Close proximity to medical centre, playparks, schools, and supermarkets; excellent bus
services to Oxford. No chain. Owner must move by mid-late Dec. guide price
£135,000. Tel.: 01865 272449, e-mail: philip.benson@physiol.ox.ac.uk.

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For Sale

Reproglobe floor standing illuminated globe, £100; superb
Hulsta multifunction desk (adjustable height and angle), in cherry wood, £250, with
3 matching items: drawer console, £70; computer desk, £100; printer trolley,
£50; Stuart crystal, assorted glasses and jug, offers?; George Smith, King's Road,
large, hand-built sofa in terracotta, £350 (cost £3,500); 8-person Royal Doulton
`Sherborne' dinner service, plus coffee- and tea-cups/saucers, £200; tall bookcase, 1.5
m wide, £30. All items, buyer collects. Tel.: 01865 279135 (day), 302988 (eves. and
weekend).
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<br /> Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 10 November<br /> - 17 November

Diary


Contents of this section:

Educational and Professional Development
Seminars
: places should be booked in advance through the Institute for the
Advancement of University Learning (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: "mailto:services@learning.ox.ac.uk">services@learning.ox.ac.uk, Internet: =
"http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk">http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 10 November

DR M. CHAPMAN: `The sincerity of corporate identities' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar
series: `Corporate images and bureaucratic identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural
Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR L. FOWLER: `Making sense of the US elections' (lecture), ARCO Building,
Keble, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of
Contemporary Theatre), with Mr Simon Russell Beale: `Discussing Hamlet'
(lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. WILLIAMS: `Hooker's theology' (Richard Hooker 400th anniversary
lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR K. NICOLAIDIS: `What Blair should have said in Warsaw: Britain and an enlarging
Europe' (seminar series: `Europe—and Britain'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's
(70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

LADY MARGARET HALL: private viewing of exhibition `Four Quartets' by Mark Cazalet,
and lectures by the artist and Lyndall Gordon (biographer of T.S. Eliot), Talbot Hall, Lady
Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 11 November

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE exhibition opens: private view of paintings and collages by Anthony
Whishaw, Fellow of the Royal Academy, Mary Ogilvie Gallery, St Anne's, 5.30–8.30
p.m. (Wine and canapes served. Members of the University are welcome to attend. The
exhibition continues until 16 December.)

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Sunday 12 November

THE VERY REVD KEITH JONES preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 13 November

DR N. PRICE and K. Hawkins: `Demand, access, and quality: towards a new conceptual
framework for sexual and reproductive health research and evaluation' (Fertility and
Reproduction Seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

M. BLACK: `Water and well-being. The changing international agenda' (seminar series:
`History of medicine speaking to public health policy'), Wellcome Unit for the History of
Medicine, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR GEOFFREY LLOYD: `The language of learning' (Sir Isaiah Berlin
Lectures in the History of Ideas: `The ambitions of curiosity: the development of systematic
inquiry in ancient Greece and China'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of
Contemporary Theatre), with Mr Bob Crowley and Ms Vicky Mortimer: `Theatre design'
(lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

RT. HON. WILLIAM HAGUE, MP: `A Conservative view of constitutional change'
(seminar
series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Auditorium, Magdalen, 5
p.m.

PROFESSOR J. SPENCER: `Brothers, sisters, and literary tradition: Henry and Sarah
Fielding' (Inter-faculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British political,
literary, intellectual, and social history'), Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 14 November

THE REVD DR DAVID COOK preaches the Court Sermon (marking the start of the Judicial
Year), Cathedral, 10.15 a.m. (Note: congregation are asked to be
seated by
10.10 a.m.)

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminars: `Recruitment and
selection for all staff' (day 1), 9.30 a.m.; `Training skills' (day 1), 9.30 a.m.;
`Assertiveness'
(for managers or supervisors—day 2), 2 p.m. (see
information
above
).

PROFESSOR M. BUCKLEY: `The study of religion and the rise of atheism: conflict or
conformation?' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `The dialectical genesis of modern atheism'),
Schools, 5 p.m.

DR P. DICKENS: `Linking the social and the natural sciences: is capital modifying human
biology in its own image?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society
seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

THE RT. REVD KENNETH CRAGG: `Secular and sacred: their mutual relation in Islam'
(Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Lecture Room 1, Christ Church, 5
p.m.

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Wednesday 15 November

M. WEBB: `Sources for Irish history in the Bodleian's manuscript collections, from the
Confederates to the Convention, 1641–1921' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute
lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Recruitment and
selection for all staff' (day 2), 1.15 p.m. (see information
above
).

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of
Contemporary Theatre): `What makes theatre theatrical' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture
Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

M. ZARD: `Protection or impunity? The exclusion from refugee status of those who commit
serious international crimes' (Refugee Studies Centre: Seminars on Forced Migration),
Library
Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

WINE-TASTING: `Ports', University Club (6/8 South Parks Road), 5.45 p.m. (admission
£2).

PROFESSOR S. CONWAY MORRIS lectures in series `Borders of science and faith',
marking the 140th anniversary of the Wilberforce/Huxley Debate, University Museum of
Natural History, 7.30 p.m. (Admission £5.50: advance tickets from the Department
for
Continuing Education, tel. (2)70380/(2)70308/(2)70391.)

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Thursday 16 November

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Introduction to
strategic planning and management', 9 a.m. (see information
above
).

DR A. COLES: `Gender and geology: wells and washing' (Centre for Cross-Cultural
Research
on Women seminars: `Gender and water'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth
House, 2 p.m.

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Supervising D.Phil.
students', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR R.J. O'NEILL: `The development of amphibious warfare' (Hudson Memorial
Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

D. FARRELL: `Byzantine identity in the eleventh-century Mediterranean world', and F.
BORA: `Medieval Arabic historiography' (seminar series: `The medieval Mediterranean,
.400–.1300'), Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's, 5
p.m.

M.-C. CANOVA-GREEN: `Espace et pouvoirs dans Les Plaisirs de l'Isle
Enchantée
(1644)' (seminar series: `Fêtes et pouvoirs: 17e–20e
siècles'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS perform orchestral music from Jean-Philippe Rameau's
opera Hippolyte et Aricie, New College Chapel, 8.30 p.m. (tickets
£10/£5 from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or on the door).

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Friday 17 November

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Examining and
assessing undergraduates', 9.30 a.m. (see information
above
).

MAISON FRANÇAISE study-day: `La famille aujourd'hui' (Association for the Study
of Modern and Contemporary France), Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4
p.m.

DR A. COLES: `Profiles of DIFID and aid agencies' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series:
`Corporate images and bureaucratic identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural
Anthropology,
11 a.m.

PROFESSOR R. TUCK: `Hooker's political thought' (Richard Hooker 400th anniversary
lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. FREDMAN: `A British Bill of Rights—Britain and the incorporation
of the European Convention on Human Rights' (seminar series: `Europe—and Britain'),
European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

J. TEMPLE-LANG: `The Commission and the European Parliament—an uncertain
relationship' (public lecture), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform Webern's Langsamer Satz
(1905)
(with Chisato Kusunoki, piano); Schumann's Piano Quintet in E flat, op. 44; Beethoven's
Quartet in A minor, op. 132, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5
from
the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or on the door).

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