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KATHLEEN WEIL-GARRIS BRANDT (AB Vassar College, MA Radcliffe College, PH.D. Harvard), Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts and the College of Arts and Science, New York University, has been appointed to the professorship for the academic year 1997–8.

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The prize has not been awarded this year.

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Intensive German classes for archaeologists

Intensive German classes for archaeologists, which will teach relevant reading and basic conversational skills, will be held in ninth week (17–21 March), in the Institute of Archaeology. The classes will be held at the following times: beginners, 9.30–11 a.m.; intermediate, 11.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.

The tutor will be Ms Gertrud Seidmann, Research Associate, Institute of Archaeology.

Those wishing to attend should register with Mrs Mary Mills at the Institute (telephone: (2)78240).

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12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: (2)83360)

The services of the Centre are available without charge to junior members of the University, members of Congregation, and staff of the University and colleges. Husbands and wives of persons in the above categories are eligible to take a class (subject to availability of places) on payment of a fee of £46 per term, or use the self-study facilities alone for a fixed rate of £20 per term. Limited self-study places are available for individuals outside the University. Please contact the Librarian, Taube Marks, on (2)83362 for further details.

Language classes

In Hilary Term classes are held in French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and English as a Foreign Language at most levels. There are beginners classes this term in French, Italian, and Spanish. Users who need a class for their study or research are given priority when spare spaces are allocated. Further details are available from Angela Pinkney (telephone: (2)83360).

Facilities for self-instruction

The Language Centre Library has a large collection of self-instructional audio and video cassette handbooks in over ninety-six languages, and study rooms equipped wit listening and viewing facilities for individual study. CALL facilities are also available. The Centre receives live television via satellite in Arabic, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish. Users can view either television broadcasts or video recordings of the news bulletins which the Centre tapes each day, as well as films (cinema and documentary) in foreign languages.

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Recent acquisitions

Recent Library acquisitions include:

Espaces and Envol, from the Open University's second stage (post-GCSE/O level) French series Envol (includes texbtooks, audio and video cassettes).

Panorama 1, a new French course and set text for our own beginners' classes (student book, teacher's book, workbook, and study guide, audio and video cassettes).

Deutsch im Krankhaus (student book, teacher's book—cassettes are on order).

L'italiano e l'Italia and L'italiano in tasca—new grammar and exercise books.

Muchas suerte: Spanish to GCSE—text and audio cassette.

Tele con textos—advanced level Spanish material based on authentic TVE news broadcasts (transcript/workbook and video cassette).

Spanish Vocabulary Builder.

Now You're Talking, video programmes on learning Irish (from the BBC's Learning Zone).

Nine programmes from the Italia 2000 series, produced in the department for the BBC's Learning Zone. Topics covered include politics and political parties, arte e mestieri, giovani oggi, gastronomia.

Colloquial Lithuanian, a new beginners' course (textbook and tapes).

Der aufhaltsame Aufstieg des Arturo Ui, by Bertolt Brecht (video cassette from ARTE broadcast channel).

Two new BBC language courses: Deutsch plus and Sueños 2.

Many new video cassettes of foreign films and foreign language documentaries with English sub-titles are also available.

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Opening hours, Hilary Term

Full term (weeks 1–8)
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 9.30 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Weeks 0 and 9
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.
Tuesday and Wednesday: 9.30 a.m.–9 p.m.
Monday–Friday: 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–5.30 p.m.

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An award from the McDonnell--Pew Program in Cognitive Neuroscience, based in the United States of America, has funded the establishment of a Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University. It started in 1990 and is currently funded until the end of 1997. The centre links work on many aspects of brain research relevant to human cognition in several departments at Oxford and other institutions.

The McDonnell--Pew Centre encourages work in all areas of cognitive neuroscience across all relevant disciplines and embraces research on experimental, theoretical, and clinical studies of perceptual analysis, memory, language, and motor control, including philosophical approaches to cognition.

The centre offers several forms of support:

Anyone wishing to join the mailing list of the centre should contact Harriet Fishman, Administrative Secretary, McDonnell--Pew Secretariat, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: Oxford (2)72497, e-mail:

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St Anne's College: 1997 Mrs Robert Balfour Concert XIII

Virtuosi in Italy

The award-winning ensemble CHARIVARI AGRÉABLE, with past and present members of the college, will give a programme of music by Corelli, Cima, Geminiani, and Handel, at 8.15 p.m. on Friday, 21 February, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Tickets, costing £6 (students and unwaged £3) are available from Blackwell's Music, St Anne's College Secretary, and at the door.

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Oxford University Orchestra and Chorus: St Valentine's Day Concert

THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS will perform Romeo and Juliet by Berlioz at 7.30 p.m. on Friday, 14 February, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The conductor will be Michael Trowski, with soloists Colin Baldy (bass), Guy Wilson (tenor), and Shaunaid Amette (mezzo). Tickets, costing £7 (£4 concessions) are available from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door.

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

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