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DIRECTOR OF UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SERVICES AND BODLEY'S LIBRARIAN

REGINALD PHILIP CARR (BA Leeds, MA Manchester, MA Cambridge), Dean of Information Strategy, University Librarian, and Keeper of the Brotherton Collection, University of Leeds, has been appointed Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian with effect from a date to be arranged.

Mr Carr will be a fellow of Balliol College.

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GAISFORD PRIZES 1996

Gaisford Prize for Greek Prose: HOLGER GZELLA, Worcester College

Gaisford Prize for Greek Verse: JEREMY GRANT, Worcester College

Gaisford Essay Prize: BEN ROWLAND, Balliol College

Proxime accessit: HOLGER GZELLA, Worcester College The Gaisford Dissertation Prize has not been awarded.

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COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY PRIZE 1996

The Prize has been awarded to ELINOR L. REYNOLDS, St John's College.

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SUNDERLAND PRIZE FOR GREEK LITERATURE 1996

The Prize has been awarded to ANNA GLAZIER, Corpus Christi College.

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MRS CLAUDE BEDDINGTON PRIZE 1996

The Prize, for the best result in English Honour Moderations, is shared between IPSITA MONDAL, St Anne's College, and WILLIAM POOLE, New College

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GEORGE WEBB MEDLEY PRIZES 1996

M.Phil. in Economics

The Prize for the best thesis has been awarded to jonathan levin, Nuffield College.

Proxime accesserunt: allesandro coppo, Brasenose College, markus mobius, Nuffield College, and justin smith, St Cross College.

The Prize for the best performance in the written papers has been divided between jonathan levin and markus mobius, both of Nuffield College.

Proxime accessit: justin smith, St Cross College.

M.Sc. in Economics for Development

The Prize for the best overall performance has been awarded to taimur hyat, St Antony's College.

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CONINGTON MEMORIAL PRIZE 1996

The Prize has been awarded to DR D.H. BERRY, University of Leeds.

Proxime accessit: DR J.L. LIGHTFOOT, All Souls College.

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WILMA CROWTHER MEMORIAL PRIZE 1996

The Prize has been awarded jointly to KATHERINE LEILA NORTHAM, Lady Margaret Hall, and CHARLOTTE LOUISE SPENCER, New College.

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GEORGE PICKERING PRIZE 1996

The Prize has been awarded to CHRISTOPHER TURNER, University College.

Proxime accesserunt: GEORGE N. IOANNOU, Lady Margaret Hall, and DENNY Z.H. LEVETT, Magdalen College.

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PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES 1996

BP Chemicals Ltd Prize in Chemistry

The Prize has been awarded to STEPHEN MICHAEL CHEWTER, Jesus College.

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HARLEY PRIZE OF THE NEW PHYTOLOGIST TRUST 1996

The Prize has been awarded to CATHERINE SYKES, Trinity College.

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HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE 1996

Maurice Lubbock Prize for the best performance in Engineering Science: SUSAN E. JOHNSON, Jesus

Edgell Sheppee Prize for excellent performance in Engineering Science (joint award): HOOI BOON PHUA, Keble College, and ANDREW RUSHTON, St Catherine's College

Edgell Sheppee Prize for laboratory work: EMMA L. PLOWMAN, Somerville College

ICE Prize for the best performance in Civil Engineering: ANDREW RUSHTON, St Catherine's College

IEE Prize for the best performance in Electrical Engineering: YUH C. TAN, St Peter's College

I.Chem.E. Prize for performance in Chemical Engineering: ANDREW N. MAY, Worcester College

Shell Chemical Engineering Prize for best project in Chemical Engineering and the BOC/Dr P.M. Schuftan Memorial Prize for the best project in Chemical Engineering: PHILIP J. HOMEWOOD, Exeter Collegep I.Mech.E. Prize for the best project in Mechanical Engineering: ANDREW C. TASKIS, Keble College

Unilever Prize for the best Control project: HANS O.E. PROTTEY, New College

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HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, ECONOMICS, AND MANAGEMENT 1996

Maurice Lubbock Prize for the best performance in EEM: RACHEL M. HARRISON, Keble College

Edgell Sheppee Prize for the best project: PHILIPPOS G. KASSIMATIS, Brasenose College

Coopers & Lybrand Prize for Economics: RACHEL M. HARRISON, Keble College

Unipart Industries Prize for the best industrial project: JEREMY J. HORNE, Queen's College

Pilkington EEM Project Prize: MATTHEW J. BAIRD, Keble College

The Dan Gowler Prize for Organisational Behaviour and Industrial Relations has not been awarded.

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HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING SCIENCE 1996

Maurice Lubbock Prize for the best performance in ECS: VICTOR K. LOO, Balliol College

Smith Associates Prize for the best Part I project: KELVIN WONG, St Hugh's College

Smith Associates Prize for the best Part II project: VICTOR K. LOO, Balliol College

Smith Associates Prize for the best performance in the Computing Science papers: MAURICE S. SNELL, Oriel College

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HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS 1996

Maurice Lubbock Prize for the best performance in EMS: DOMINIC J. BRADY, St Anne's College

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HONOUR MODERATIONS IN ENGINEERING SCIENCE 1996

Carnaud Metal Box Packaging Prize for the best performance in Moderations: KEVIN S. IP, Wadham College

Chapman and Hall TGIEE Student Prize (joint award): CHEUNG MOU WONG, University College, and RICHARD LAWSON, Keble College

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ACADEMIC AND ACADEMIC-RELATED SALARIES

Council has agreed that the following letter, sent to the Prime Minister by the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Liverpool in his capacity as Chairman of the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (UCEA) should be published for the information of members of Congregation and others concerned. As will be seen, the letter addresses in particular the problems for universities of implementing in the case of their clinical academic staff the recent salary award approved for equivalent staff in the National Health Service, but also refers to the increasingly disadvantageous salary position of non-clinical academic and academic- related staff in universities.

26 June 1996

UCEA is responsible for conducting pay negotiations on behalf of universities and colleges in the UK. Its Board met a few days ago to consider the results of a consultation with the institutions about the level of pay settlements which could be afforded. It concluded that pay increases would have to be, at most, 1.5 per cent. This is almost 1 per cent below the rate of inflation at 1 April 1996 which is the operative date for most of our agreements.

This very low level of increase is a direct consequence of the decision by the Government to make a 1 per cent cut in cash terms in the recurrent funding for higher education in 1996-7.

A salary increase of only 1.5 per cent is extremely poor reward for university and college staffs who have contributed so much to the greatly increased productivity of higher education institutions over the last five years. Moreover, it will be the second consecutive year in which pay increases have fallen 1 per cent below the rate of inflation. What is more, even this very poor salary increase can only be afforded by significantly reducing staff numbers yet again.

It follows a long period during which university salaries and wages have increased in value to a much lesser extent than elsewhere in the private or public sectors. Indeed, there is no part of the public sector in which relative salaries have declined so markedly. (There is a Treasury Occasional Paper [No. 3] which confirms this.)

An organisation which tracks pay increases (Income Data Services) reports that of 1,121 settlements in the year to 1 April 1996 only 17 were below 2.0 per cent so that, at 1.5 per cent, universities and colleges will be substantially out of line with pay increases in the rest of the economy.

The Government has approved substantially larger pay increases for staff groups where pay is determined by independent pay review bodies. Two of these are of particular relevance to pay in higher education. The pay of school teachers is to be increased by 2.75 per cent from April and a further 1 per cent from 1 December.

Doctors and dentists who are consultants in the NHS are to have increases of 3.8 per cent and junior medical and dental staff pay is to rise by 5.3 per cent to 6.8 per cent. Doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals are trained mainly in the research environment of university teaching hospitals. Those who undertake this teaching, training and research are the 2,900 clinical academic staff of universities who are themselves qualified doctors and dentists. They also provide a high proportion of patient treatment in these hospitals.

Since 1979 the basic pay of these clinical academic staff has been closely linked to the pay of their counterparts in the NHS. This has been done for the obvious reason that, if offered lower remuneration, such staff would seek appointments in the NHS rather than in universities. Pay in the NHS has risen much faster than pay in universities as demonstrated in the attached graph. Therefore, throughout much of this period the Government has ensured that universities have been in a position to meet the financial cost of matching pay in the NHS.

Without such assistance universities will have no choice but to increase the pay of clinical academics this year by the same unsatisfactory 1.5 per cent as for other staffs. The financial assistance required amounts to £4.8m.

We know, from past experience, that a shortfall in clinical academic salaries relative to NHS colleagues results in a very rapid drying up of recruits into academic medicine and dentistry with immediate effects on training, research and the treatment of patients.

I hope that the Government will ensure that universities can continue to match pay in the NHS for its relevant staff. And I hope too that you will recognise the serious prospects for non-clinical pay in universities, which really must be addressed and which cannot be left to await the outcome of the Dearing Inquiry.

(Signed) PHILIP N. LOVE

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Educational Technology Resources Centre

August closure

In order to allow for extensive internal building work, the ETRC will be closed for the whole of August and will reopen on Monday, 2 September. There may be some staff available to deal with telephone or e-mail queries during this period, but nothing can be guaranteed.

The ETRC apologises for any inconvenience that this closure may cause.

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Forthcoming exhibition

Special summer exhibition of work by American artist Chester Williams (1921–94): the work spans thirty years and includes portraits, landscapes, and abstracts in oil, watercolour, pencil, and lithograph (29 July–27 September, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. daily, subject to college commitments—telephone the college lodge on (2)74100 beforehand; private view Sunday, 28 July, 12 noon)

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Temporary closure of Map Room

The Map Room will be closed for redecoration for the week commencing 5 August, and will offer a reduced service from the PPE Reading Room. The Library apologises for any inconvenience which this may closure may cause.

Further information may be obtained from the Map Librarian, Nick Millea (telephone: Oxford (2)77013).


Further electronic publications available on the University's network

The Oxford English Dictionary (OED2) and the Dictionary of National Biography (DNB) are now mounted on the Bodleian's Novell CD-Rom network, and are available to any PC attached to the University's network. Full details of how to access this system are on the World Wide Web at: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/netdb.html. Details may also be obtained from Jane Varley (telephone: (2)72830, e- mail: jv@bodley.ox.ac.uk), or Nigel Walker (telephone: (2)72836, e-mail: pnw@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

These electronic publications are made available through the kindness of of Electronic Publishing, Oxford University Press, and, in the case of the DNB, through a donation via the Friends of the Bodleian Library.


Exhibitions now open

Scots and their books in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance (until 24 August) Summer Exhibition of select items from the Bodleian Library's general collections In the Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrangle, open Mon.–Fri. 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m., Sat. 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Admission free.

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