Essay prizes for Arabic in the Honour School of Oriental Studies have been awarded to L. DASMAL, Pembroke College, and R.F.A. BRAY, St John's College.
A studentship is tenable for one year, but the board does have discretion to renew a studentship if a holder applies. The value in 19967 will be such sum as the board may determine in the light of other emoluments accruing to the student during his/her tenure but is not likely to exceed £1,350.
Candidates should apply in writing to the Secretary to the Board of the Faculty of Theology, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than 1 February 1996, and should (i) give a summary of their academic record; (ii) state what course of study they would pursue while holding a studentship; (iii) submit the names of not more than two referees; and (iv) give brief details of their financial resources.
`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 and the Oxford University Graduate 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 or OUGU should also be communicated to the Registrar, in writing, through the President of the respective organisation 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, as at present, 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.)
At the University Club, 6/8 South Parks Road; open MondayFriday, 10 a.m.5 p.m. (closed Saturdays and Sundays).
Tickets, costing £ (concessions £3.50), may be obtained from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door.
Readers whose work will be affected by the closure will be permitted to borrow up to twelve books during this period. Sympathetic consideration will also be given to special needs if they are brought to the Librarian's attention before 4 December. The Committee for the Ashmolean Library regrets any inconvenience which may be caused to readers.
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