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PENINSULAR AND ORIENTAL STEAM NAVIGATION COMPANY PROFESSORSHIP OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

MARI SAKO, BA (M.SC., PH.D. London, MA Johns Hopkins), Reader in Industrial Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 1997.

Dr Sako will be a fellow of Templeton College.

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HAROLD VYVYAN HARMSWORTH PROFESSORSHIP OF AMERICAN HISTORY

The following changes have been made to the arrangements published in Gazette, Vol. 124, p. 1325 (30 June 1994):

ALAN BRINKLEY (AB Princeton, AM, PH.D. Harvard), Professor of History, Columbia University, has been appointed to the professorship for the academic year 1998–9.

ROBIN WILLIAM WINKS (BA Colorado, MA, PH.D. Johns Hopkins), Randolph W. Townsend Professor of History, Yale University, has now been appointed to the professorship for the academic year 1999–2000.

RICHARD E. BEEMAN (AB California, MA William and Mary College, PH.D. Chicago), Associate Dean and Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania, has now been appointed to the professorship for the academic year 2000–1.

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APPOINTMENT BY THE VICE- CHANCELLOR AND PROCTORS

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors, acting under Tit. II, Sect. IX, cl. 4 (d) (Statutes, 1995, p. 15), have made the following appointment from the first day of Michaelmas Term 1997:

As a member of the General Board of the Faculties

(from members of the Faculties of English, Law, Literae Humaniores, Modern Languages, Modern History, Music, Oriental Studies, Social Studies, and Theology)

For four years

T.S.M. WILLIAMS, MA, Fellow of Trinity

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FRERE EXHIBITION FOR INDIAN STUDIES 1997–8

PRASHANT KIDAMBI, Wadham College, has been elected to the Exhibition.

Proxime accessit: DAVID HALL-MATTHEWS, St Antony's College.

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CLINICAL MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIPS 1996–7

Hobson and Mann Memorial Scholarships of £225 per annum, tenable for the second and final year of the clinical course, have been awarded to the following:

HOUMAN ASHRAFIAN, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and St John's College

JAMIE ROBERT BENTHAM, Merton College

ANDREW JONATHAN BRENT, Magdalene College, Cambridge, and Christ Church

JOSEPH PAUL DE BONO, Trinity Hall, Cambridge, and New College

JO LOUISE MCPARTLAND, Christ Church

SARAH LOUISE MACKIE, St Catherine's College

MATTHEW JOHN TAYLOR, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, and New College

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LAURENCE BINYON PRIZE 1997

The Prize has been awarded to KITTY HAUSER, Wadham College.

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GEOFFREY HILL SPRAY PRIZE IN CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 1997

The Prize has been awarded to ALEXANDER RICHARD LYON, Trinity College.

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CHANCELLOR'S PRIZE FOR LATIN PROSE 1997

The Prize has been awarded to HOLGER GZELLA, Worcester College.

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CHANCELLOR'S PRIZE FOR LATIN VERSE 1997

The Examiners have announced that they are unable to make an award.

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CHANCELLOR'S ENGLISH ESSAY PRIZE 1997

The Examiners have announced that they are unable to make an award.

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SIR ROGER NEWDIGATE'S PRIZE FOR ENGLISH VERSE 1997

The Examiners have announced that they are unable to make an award.

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY LANGUAGE CENTRE

Courses for those taking part in international conferences and professional meetings in French, German, Greek, Italian, or Russian

The University Language Centre is offering one-week ten- hour intensive courses for those planning to attend an international gathering in the near future in a country where other participants will be speaking French, German, Greek, Italian, or Russian. The courses are intended to enable participants to `brush up' their language skills.

The courses, in all five languages, will be held in Week 9 of Trinity Term (23–7 June). Classes will be held daily, 9.15--11.15 a.m., in the Language Centre. The courses are not intended for beginners.

The courses will make extensive use of role-play, group work, and video, and will focus on communication skills involved in such areas as: travelling; making social contacts; plenary sessions; papers and presentations; working groups and seminars.

Each class will be limited to twelve places and enrolment will be strictly on a first-come, first-served basis. The fee for each course will be £55 for students, £65 for senior members of the University and staff of colleges, teaching hospitals, and the University Press, and £75 for participants who are not members of the University.

Those wishing to enrol for a course should contact Angela Pinkney at the Language Centre Reception desk (telephone: (2)83360, fax: (2)83366, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk). Full details are also available on the Language Centre's Internet site at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~apink/week9.htm.

The Language Centre reserves the right not to hold a course should fewer than six people register for it.

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Department for Continuing Education exists to make the University accessible to men and women in ways which complement the University's provision for its resident members. Each year the department mounts several hundred courses, either part-time or short full-time, covering most subjects taught within the University (except management and clinical medicine). Courses last anything from one day to ten weeks (full time), and between ten weeks and two years on a part-time basis. During recent sessions about 11,000 students have enrolled annually for the department's courses, the average length of study being twenty hours.

Apart from a large number of individual members of the University who offer courses or give lectures, the Department for Continuing Education works in co-operation with an increasing number of other departments and faculties throughout the University. It welcomes expressions of interest from individuals and departments who wish to become involved in or to explore continuing education activities.

The department's main provision is organised through three programme offices (see below), each of which is able to provide more detailed information on current and forthcoming activities. In addition, the Kellogg Residential Centre, when not being used for courses, can occasionally be made available for conferences and other residential meetings.

The Public Programmes Office

This office (Director: Mr R.T. Rowley) offers to the public a wide range of study opportunities in most academic disciplines through part-time day, evening, and short residential courses. Although most programmes have open entry and require no formal entry qualifications, an increasing number are award-bearing, at access, undergraduate, or postgraduate level, and many of these call for evidence of suitable entry requirements. During the summer the department offers one-week residential study opportunities, mainly for domestic students, through the Oxford University Summer School for Adults based at Rewley House, and the Oxford Experience, based at Christ Church. A range of study tours is also available to various parts of Europe and further afield. The department also runs the Rewley House Film Theatre on Sunday evenings during term. Individuals interested in offering courses or in contributing to other programmes are invited to contact the office.

Details of all courses are publicised in annual prospectuses, or are available at any time from the department (telephone: (2)70312).

The Continuing Professional Development Office

Short and extended courses

This office (Director: Mr P.G. Combey) draws on departments and faculties throughout the University to offer courses designed to meet the needs of individuals and groups drawn from industry, the professions, commerce, and academia. Courses vary from one- or two- day intensive updating courses based on the latest academic research, to longer courses enabling professionals to review advances in specialised fields, and acquire new areas of expertise and additional qualifications. Areas covered include engineering, law, information technology and computing, mathematics and statistics, education, biomedical science, and social studies. Contributors to courses include Oxford academics and research staff, and experts from other universities and organisations in the UK and abroad.

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops

The CPD Office is also able to offer a conference organisation and management service to colleagues within the University and other organisations. The CPD Office has specialist skills in running national and international meetings, and more than fifteen years' collective experience of organising and managing conferences, seminars, and training courses for up to 500 delegates. The Centre provides a `total conference package' which combines the best of personal service with the highest professional standards. Services offered include the following:

Further details are available from Oxford (2)70361.

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The International Programmes Office

This office (Director: Dr A. Hawkins) offers a wide range of courses to undergraduates, graduates, and continuing education students from around the world. These courses include year-long full-time programmes for Japanese graduates and diplomats from the Republic of China, Taiwan, as well as a large number of three- or four-week courses held during the summer for students from Europe and North America. Programmes are held in partnership with institutions such as the Smithsonian Institution, the University of California at Berkeley, Duke University, the University of Virginia, and Northwestern University in America. International Programmes also works with the British Council, the European Commission, and the ODA, as well as offering courses in partnership with the Bodleian Library and many other colleges and departments within the University. Subjects covered in these courses include topics from law and industrial relations through to archaeology, art history, and the physical and biological sciences. Tutors are drawn from Oxford academic and research staff, and expertise is also recruited from outside the University. Programmes vary in size from small groups of twenty students to larger programmes of over 200 participants. During the summer many residential International Programmes, including the Oxford University Summer Programmes in English Literature and in History, Politics, and Society, are held in colleges throughout Oxford, in addition to those held at the Rewley House Residential Centre. Over the next few years the range of courses offered by the International Programmes Office will be expanded, drawing in more students from Europe, Japan, other countries in the Far East, and from elsewhere around the world.

As the work of the International Programmes Office expands, approaches would be welcomed from those colleges, departments, and other institutions which have accommodation from which they would like to generate further income or from individuals with suitable qualifications interested in teaching on international programmes. Telephone: (2)70456.

Enquiries should be directed to the numbers given above. General enquiries may be directed to the Director of the Department (Dr G.P. Thomas), at the Department for Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA.

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FACULTY OF MUSIC

THE BINCHOIS CONSORT, directed by Andrew Kirkman, will sing Dufay's Missa Sancti Jacobi at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 June (the feast of St Barnabas), in St Aloysius' Church, Woodstock Road. The performance will take place in the context of the liturgical celebration and will include those parts of Dufay's Mass appropriate to feasts of the Apostles.

A colloquium devoted to issues connected with the Missa Sancti Jacobi will take place at the Faculty of Music on Thursday, 12 June, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–4 p.m. Speakers will include Dr Margaret Bent and Professor Reinhard Strohm.