Dr Maiden will be a fellow of Trinity College.
`Any junior member as defined in Tit. XIV, Sect. iv, § 1, cl. 2, may speak at a meeting of Congregation, if called upon to do so by the Chairman at the Chairman's discretion, provided that the Chairman may at any time terminate a debate on the floor of the House and proceed to the final speeches and the taking of a vote.'The Chairman of Congregation will normally expect to call upon nominated representatives of the Oxford University Student Union if they wish to speak in debate, and will normally expect to call upon junior members to speak only from among those who have given advance notice of their wish to be called. Should the Chairman consider that the number of junior members who have given such notice is excessive, he or she will have to be selective in calling upon them. The Chairman will try to ensure a balanced debate in relation to the apparent spread and strength of views held by junior members. If informed selection is to be possible it is desirable that when giving notice of the wish to be called a junior member should indicate (a) whether he or she intends to support or oppose the motion before the House, (b) whether he or she would speak on behalf of any club, committee, group, or association, (c) whether he or she is supported by other junior members (up to twelve of whom might sign the notice).
If the number giving notice is small they will all be admitted to the floor of the House although this does not ensure their being called. In other cases some selection may be necessary at the stages of both admission and calling of speakers. If there is to be time to tell applicants whether they will be admitted notice will have to be received in good time. Junior members should therefore send in such notice, in writing, to the Registrar to be received at the University Offices not later than 10 a.m. on the Monday preceding the debate in question. The name of any representative nominated by OUSU should also be communicated to the Registrar, in writing, through the President by that time. A notice will then be posted in the University Offices and on the gate of the Clarendon Building not later than 10 a.m. on the morning of the debate, indicating whether all applicants will be admitted to the floor of the House or, if selection has had to take place, the names of those selected for admission to the floor.
Junior members not admitted to the floor of the House will normally be permitted to listen to the debate from the gallery. Junior members on the floor of the House will be asked to remain in their places while a vote is being taken.
Under Tit. XIV, Sect. IV, § 1, cl. 2, junior members are defined as `those persons who, having been admitted to matriculation, are residing to fulfil the requirements of any statute, decree, or regulation of the University or reading for any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University and who have not proceeded to membership of Convocation'. (Membership of Convocation is normally obtained by taking the MA degree.)
The examination will be open to members of the University who are citizens of one of the countries of the British Commonwealth, have not exceeded the ninth term from their matriculation, and are reading for the First or Second Public Examination. In awarding a prize, in addition to scholastic acquirements, the characters of the candidates will be taken into consideration so far as they can be judged from a viva-voce examination and also from their records at college, and a prize will not be awarded to anyone who, in the opinion of the examiners, does not show promise of becoming a loyal citizen of the British Commonwealth.
The examination (consisting of two papers on English Literature) will be held in the Schools on Thursday, 2 May 1996, at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. Viva-voce examinations will be held in the Schools on Thursday, 9 May, beginning at 9.30 a.m. The examiners intend to set two papers (each of three hours); one composed of general critical questions requiring no special preparation; the other composed of three sections, (1) fourteenth- and fifteenth-century poetry and drama, (2) drama 15801642, (3) twentieth-century poetry, of which candidates must limit themselves to answering questions in one section.
The prizes are of the value of £120 each. Each prize-winner will also receive a bronze medal having on one side a profile of Maude Violet Caroline Vaughan Morgan, and on the other side an engraved statement of the origin of the prizes.
Persons wishing to become candidates must apply to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, for a form of entry which will include a certificate (to be signed by the head or senior tutor of the candidate's college or society) stating that the candidate has not exceeded the ninth term from his matriculation, is reading for the First or Second Public Examination, and is a citizen of one of the countries of the British Commonwealth. The completed entry forms must be returned to the Head Clerk by Friday, 8 March 1996, and must be accompanied by a confidential letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope from each candidate's tutor.
Scripts can be on any theme but should be at least an hour long when performed. Submitted scripts should not have been performed previously.
A short-list of three to five plays will be selected for a semi- staged performance at the Burton Taylor Theatre in the third week of Trinity Term, as part of the New Writing Festival. The author of each of these short-listed plays will receive a prize of £100. From this short-list one play will be selected for a fully staged production at the Old Fire Station in Michaelmas Term. The Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, currently Lord Attenborough, will be involved throughout.
The prize is open to candidates who submit their portfolio within twelve terms of matriculation. It will be judged by the current or previous Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre.
Candidates are reminded of the Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund's commitment to the encouragement of new writing among students.
Portfolios must contain eight reviews (either originals or photocopies) taken from university-based publications (e.g. Isis, Cherwell, The Word, The Oxford Student, etc.).
Further information may be obtained from the University Drama Officer, the Burton Taylor Theatre, Gloucester Street, Oxford OX1 2BN, and portfolios should be submitted to her by Friday, 15 March. The prize will be awarded towards the end of Trinity Term.
At the University Club, 6 South Parks Road, MondayFriday, 10 a.m.5 p.m. (closed Saturday and Sunday).
The following films by the director Louis Malle will be shown at 8.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maison. Entrance is free, but seats should be reserved (telephone: Oxford (2)74220).
This replaces the corresponding notice published in the Gazette of 25 January.
6 Feb.: Viva Maria (1965)
13 Feb.: Le Feu Follet (1963)
20 Feb.: Pretty Baby (1978)
27 Feb.: Au revoir les enfants (1987)
6 Mar.: Milou en mai (1989)