Notices

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[Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or recurrent entry.]

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VINERIAN PROFESSORSHIP OF ENGLISH LAW

ANDREW JOHN ASHWORTH, BCL, DCL (LL.B. London, Ph.D. Manchester), FBA, Edmund-Davies Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, King's College, London, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 September 1997.

Professor Ashworth will be a fellow of All Souls College.

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PROFESSORSHIP OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

LIONEL TARASSENKO, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hugh's College and University Lecturer in Engineering Science, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 1997.

Dr Tarassenko will be a fellow of St John's College.

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DIRECTORSHIP OF THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

GEORGE R. GOLDNER (AB Columbia, MFA, PH.D. Princeton), Drue Heinz Chairman, Department of Drawings and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, has been appointed to the directorship with effect from 1 October 1997.

Dr Goldner will be a fellow of Worcester College.

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DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SOCIAL RESEARCH

On the recommendation of the Social Studies Board, the General Board has appointed T. SMITH, MA, University Lecturer in Applied Social Studies, as deputy for S. Ringen, MA, as director of the department for Hilary and Trinity Terms 1997, during which Professor Ringen has been granted sabbatical leave.

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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:

As a member of the Buildings Committee

Until the first day of Trinity Term 1997

E.W. GILL, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Worcester

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JESUS PROFESSORSHIP OF CELTIC

THOMAS MOWBRAY CHARLES-EDWARDS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Corpus Christi College and University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, who has been appointed to the professorship, will take up his duties on 1 January 1997.

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THEODORE WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP IN PHYSIOLOGY 1996

The Scholarship has been awarded to MISS JUDITH THORNTON, Green College.

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RESEARCH ASSESSMENT EXERCISE 1996: RESULTS

The results of the 1996 Research Assessment Exercise will be announced by HEFCE on 19 December. Copies of the circular giving the results will be sent to heads of departments, chairmen of faculty boards, and unit of assessment co-ordinators, and may also be obtained on the HEFCE Web site at http://www.hefce.ac.uk. Copies may also be obtained by contacting Mr Michael Sibly, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)80303, e-mail: Michael.Sibly@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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CHRISTMAS VACATION ARRANGEMENTS

University Offices

The University Offices will be closed for normal business from Saturday, 21 December, to Wednesday, 1 January, inclusive.

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University Messenger Service

There will be a collection of official correspondence from university departments between 9 and 10 a.m. on Friday, 20 December, followed by a delivery-only service to departments and colleges at 1 p.m. The service will then be suspended until normal arrangements are resumed on Thursday, 2 January.

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Sheldonian Theatre

The Sheldonian Theatre will be closed from Saturday, 21 December, to Wednesday, 1 January, inclusive.

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Counselling Service

The hours of the Counselling Service will be as follows during the Christmas vacation:

Monday, 16 December–Friday, 20 December: open 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Monday, 23 December–Friday, 3 January: closed.

Monday, 6 January–Friday, 10 January: open 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.

From Monday, 13 January: normal opening times—weekdays 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

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University Gazette

The final Gazette of the present term will appear on 19 December. Publication will resume on 16 January.

The next Appointments Supplement will appear with the Gazette of 23 January.

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

An evening of words and music

A very innocent diversion: the musical world of Jane Austen

VOICES-GO-ROUND, comprising Virginia Rushton, soprano, David Rowland, fortepiano, and William Thorp, violin, will give this performance on Saturday, 18 January, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The timetable of the evening is: drinks 6.30 p.m., words and music 7.15 p.m., dinner 9 p.m.

Tickets cost £30 each, and may be obtained from the Development Office, St Anne's College (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)74852).

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Visitors to the Examination Schools are asked to note that work is currently in progress on the installation of a lift in the Examination Schools which will improve accessibility for students with disabilities.

Work will necessarily continue throughout Michaelmas Term but every attempt will be made to avoid disturbance to users of the Schools.

Members of the University are asked to be as tolerant as possible of any difficulties which this work may cause.

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Photocopying of early books

As from 2 January 1997, the Bodleian will not provide photocopies (xerographic copies) of books dated up to and including 1800. It is becoming clear that both the papers and bindings of such books are being damaged by photocopying. This decision follows British Library practice.

Photography and printing from existing microcopies are not affected by this ban, and it is hoped the Library will ultimately be able to provide digital copies of them without damaging the books.