Haud ita raro fit ut eorum qui Collegia nostra educationis causa ineunt quibusdam aliquamdiu prius exspectandum sit quam gradum consequantur; huic quem produco parem nescio an neminem invenire possitis, qui in Collegium de Balliolo rite ingressus, cum unum annum nobiscum degisset, ad res graviores gerendas excessit evasit erupit, nunc post annos si dis placet quinquaginta sex (grande mortalis aevi spatium) idcirco redit ut magistri gradum aliquando consecutus e pueris egressus esse videatur. quem olim ex Academiae spatiis discedentem ita inviti vidimus ut ne nos quidem ignoraremus bello quod tunc gerebatur tantum inesse momenti ut studiis nostris iure anteponeretur, praesertim a viro strenuo, viri fortissimi filio; et quidem hic et in Africa et in Italia acerrime pugnavit, vulnera accepit, cruce militari insignitus est. a vexillis dimissus ad rem argentariam se contulit, et cum viris probatissimis; hic quoque homo tam paci quam bello idoneus mox ceteris praestare, a prudentissimo quoque consuli coepit. sed cum satis habere non posset nisi civibus suis et rei publicae inserviebat, ludos nosocomia bibliothecas publicas fovere ac locupletare instituit; plurimis in locis pecuniae publicae custos, hominum egenorum tutor creatus est; illis ascitus est qui ludi magistros in re divina erudiunt; diu ecclesiae Anglicanae inter fiduciarios illo tempore erat cum res pecuniaria bene procedebat. itaque minime mirum est hunc electum esse qui Reginae in comitatu Oxoniensi esset legatus. qui locus ut olim potestatem secum ferebat haud spernendam, rotulorum scilicet custodiam, qua significabatur omnium militum Oxoniensium cura, sic nunc auctoritate omnibus praestat, nam ipsam Reginam repraesentat; quam repraesentavit hic annos septemdecim continuos, sive veterani recensendi erant, sive florum infantumve spectaculum iudicandum, periculosae plenum opus aleae , sive homines in scientia negotiisque ingeniosi praemiis afficiendi, sive denique nationum exterarum reges salutandi hospitioque excipiendi, qua in parte nos homines academici saepe admirati sumus huius maiestatem comitate conditam. quid plura dicam? praedium habet dilectum, boves pascit, piscandi studiosus est, musicae vacat; ecce specimen prisci viri sive Britanni sive Romani, qui semper omnia officia, omnia munera perficere expetit quam potest diligentissime. unum addam, hunc ubique concordiae fautorem exstitisse indefessum, in hominum diversorum simultatibus conciliandis, querimoniis compescendis peritissimum.
Praesento Ashley Ponsonby, Baronettum, Regalis Ordinis Victoriani Equitem Commendatorem, Cruce Militari insignitum, nuper Reginae in Comitatu Oxoniensi legatum, ut admittatur honoris causa ad gradum Magistri in Artibus.
Horace, Odes ii. 1.7.
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I present Sir Ashley Ponsonby, Baronet, KCVO, MC, recently Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, for the honorary degree of Master of Arts.
CHARLOTTE SOPHIE HANLON, Corpus Christ College and Magdalen College
DAVID AYODEJI JUSTIN LLOYD, Magdalen College
ALEXANDER RICHARD LYON, Trinity College
KATHARINE CLAIRE PIKE, Exeter College and Green College
LAURA ANNE ROBINSON, Churchill College, Cambridge, and Exeter College
ARJUNE SEN, Corpus Christi College
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In answer to a parliamentary question from Mr Keith Mans, MP (Wyre), Mrs Shephard said:
`The National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education faces an important and challenging task. Higher education has a vital role to play in raising the levels of the nation's skills and competitiveness and thus enhancing our capacity to generate wealth and to improve our quality of life. The National Committee of Inquiry will make recommendations on how the purposes, shape, structure, size and funding of higher education should develop to meet the needs of the UK over the next 20 years. It will have a significant influence on future generations of students, on the development of universities and colleges, and on the wider economy, society and culture of this country.
My Rt. Hon. Friends, the Secretaries of State for Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and I are therefore grateful to all those who responded to our consultations on the Committee's composition and draft terms of reference. In the light of those responses, we are pleased to appoint the following members:
We are grateful to these members for agreeing to serve on this important Inquiry.
We are placing a copy of the list of members and the full terms of reference in the Library.'
The Committee should take account of the context in Annexe A.
The Committee should have regard, within the constraints of the Government's other spending priorities and affordability, to the following principles:
there should be a maximum participation in initial higher education by young and mature students and in lifetime learning by adults, having regard to the needs of individuals, the nation and the future labour market;
students should be able to choose between a diverse range of courses, institutions, modes and locations of study;
standards of degrees and other higher education qualifications should be at least maintained, and assured;
the effectiveness of teaching and learning should be enhanced;
learning should be increasingly responsive to employment needs and include the development of general skills, widely valued in employment;
higher education's contribution to basic, strategic and applied research should be maintained and enhanced, particularly in subjects where UK research has attained international standards of excellence or in Technology Foresight priority areas;
arrangements for student support should be fair and transparent, and support the principles above;
higher education should be able to recruit, retain and motivate staff of the appropriate calibre;
value for money and cost-effectiveness should be obtained in the use of resources.
The Committee should report by the summer of 1997.
demand for higher education from suitable qualified applicants of all ages is growing as more people achieve qualifications at level 3 and more of those who already have higher level qualifications look to upgrade or update them;
there is a growing diversity of students in higher education with a growing number of mature entrants, part-timers and women students;
higher education continues to have a key role in developing the powers of the mind, and in advancing understanding and learning through scholarship and research;
the UK must now compete in increasingly competitive international markets where the proliferation of knowledge, technological advances and the information revolution mean that labour market demand for those with higher level education and training is growing, particularly in business, and that there is a greater premium in the products of the country's research base;
many of our international competitors are aiming to improve the contribution their higher education systems make to their economic performance;
higher education has a key role in delivering national policies and meeting industry's needs for science, engineering and technology in research and postgraduate training;
a flourishing higher education system is important for all sectors of the economy and essential to the NHS and the education service, supplying qualified manpower, research and innovation, and continuing professional development;
through scholarship and research, higher education provides a national resource of knowledge and expertise for the benefit of our international competitiveness and quality of life, and provides a basis for responding to social and economic change through innovation and lifelong learning;
higher education continues to have a role in the nation's social, moral and spiritual life; in transmitting citizenship and culture in all its variety; and in enabling personal development for the benefit of individuals and society as a whole;
higher education is a major contributor to local, regional and national economic growth and regeneration;
there are distinctive features of higher education in different parts of the UK;
links between higher education and other parts of the education and training system, particularly further education, are increasing in importance;
links between higher education in the UK and elsewhere in the world are growing, as the international mobility of students and staff increases;
higher education is an important educational export in its own right;
new technology is opening up the possibility of new forms of teaching and learning, and higher education is increasingly delivered in the work-place and in the home through distance-learning;
the Government has legislated to enable private financial institutions to offer loans to students on similar terms to those offered by the Student Loans Company;
there have already been reviews of a number of areas likely to be of interest to the Committee, for example of the national framework of qualifications and of credit accumulation and transfer, of postgraduate education and of the dual support arrangements for research funding.
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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.
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Members of the University should contact Dr James Hiddleston if they wish to take advantage of the services that Isis provides. (Telephone: (2)72411; fax: (2)72412.)
It is intended that a selection of the papers presented to the conference will be published as a book. The major themes will include: political transformation and racial division; immigration, segregation, and the workplace; moralities, race, and labour; violence and difference among workers; gender, race, and labour; politics, organisation, and the challenge of whiteness; cross- national comparisons and international connections; creolisation, hybridity, and labour; race and labour in a colonial context; rural cultures, urban workers, and difference.
The organisers welcome proposals for papers. These should include the paper's title and a single-paragraph summary clearly indicating the paper's principal theme. A curriculum vitae should also be enclosed. Preference will be given to papers which relate to the above topics. In order to allow time for pre-circulation, presenters will be expected to submit their papers six weeks before the conference.
The closing date for submission of proposals is 23 August. Proposals should be addressed to Labour and Difference, Peter Alexander, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF. Requests for further information may be e-mailed to: email@example.com.