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Hilary Term 1997

Thursday, 16 January, at 8 a.m. THE REVD DR JOHN BARTON, Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, Fellow of Oriel College, Emeritus Fellow of St Cross College, Celebrant, Holy Communion (Latin). At St Mary's.

Sunday, 19 January, at 10 a.m. THE REVD RICHARD SMAIL, Chaplain of Brasenose College. (Latin Litany and Sermon.) At St Mary's.

Sunday, 26 January, at 10 a.m. PROFESSOR KEVIN CATHCART, Professor of Near Eastern Languages, University College, Dublin. (Macbride Sermon.) At Hertford College.

Sunday, 2 February, at 10 a.m. THE REVD DR MAURICE WILES, FBA, Emeritus Student of Christ Church, sometime Regius Professor of Divinity. At the Cathedral.

Sunday, 9 February, at 10 a.m. THE REVD DR IAN KER, Tutor in Theology at Campion Hall. (Sermon on the Grace of Humility.) At St Mary's.

Sunday, 16 February, at 10 a.m. SISTER BENEDICTA WARD, SLG. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 23 February, at 10 a.m. THE VERY REVD DOMINIC MILROY, OSB, sometime Headmaster of Ampleforth College, sometime Prior to the International Medicine College at Sant'Anselmo, Rome. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 2 March, at 10 a.m. THE RT. REVD PETER VAUGHAN, Bishop of Ramsbury. (Ramsden Sermon.) At St Mary's.

Sunday, 9 March, at 10 a.m. THE RT. REVD LORD HABGOOD, sometime Archbishop of York. At St Mary's.

*Sunday, 16 March, at 10 a.m. THE RT. REVD RONALD GORDON, sometime Bishop of Portsmouth, sometime Canon and Sub-Dean of Christ Church. (Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.) At Oriel College.

*On this day Doctors will wear their robes.

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The Prize has been awarded to JUSTIN MEILAND, Magdalen College.

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Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize: DR JAMES J. BUSUTTIL, Linacre College

Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Prize: DR BASILIOS TSINGOS, Magdalen College

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Congregation approved on 3 December 1996 Statute (1) which was promulgated on 19 November 1996, concerning elections in Congregation (Gazette, pp. 401, 433). Para. 21 of the informal Guide to Procedures in Congregation (Statutes, 1995, p. 25; Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 1078) is accordingly amended to read: `21. The members of many university bodies, including the majority of the members of Council and the General Board, are elected by Congregation. Such elections are normally held in Full Term, and notice must be published in the Gazette at least twenty-eight days in advance. Except in the case of casual vacancies, which are dealt with ad hoc, elections are traditionally held on the Thursday of Fifth Week, so that notice is published not later than the Thursday of First Week. Candidates may be nominated by two members of Congregation up to 4 p.m. on the twenty-fourth day before the election (on the above timetable, the Monday of Second Week), and by six members up to 4 p.m. on the seventeenth day before the election (e.g. the Monday of Third Week). Nominations must be dated and signed by all the members submitting them, whose names are then published in the Gazette. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form (copies of which are available from the Head Clerk at the University Offices). In the case of a contested election, voting is by postal ballot; any vacancy for which no valid nomination is received may be filled by an appointment made by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors jointly.'

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The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:
Appointed by
Savilian Professorship of Geometry
President of St John's (Chairman)Mr Vice- Chancellor[1]
Warden of New College ex officio
Sir Michael Atiyah, Cambridge General Board
Professor P. Bayer, Barcelona General Board
Professor M. Broué, Paris Council
Professor Carlos Kenig, Chicago Mathematical Sciences Board
Professor S.K. Donaldson Mathematical Sciences Board
Professor D.G. Quillen Mathematical Sciences Board
Dr W.A. Sutherland New College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Tit. IX, Sect iii, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 63).

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Posts are available for periods of between three and eight months for graduate and undergraduate students to work as teaching assistants in many European countries. Taking part in the LINGUA programme would improve the participant's knowledge of the host country, as well as providing experience of teaching and developing the command of another language.

Places are not limited to modern linguists or those intending to teach at secondary level. Application forms and further details are available from the Assistants' Department, Central Bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN (telephone: 0171-389 4596/4955, fax: 0171-389 4594). The closing date for applications is 1 February.

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From time to time the attention of the University is drawn to individual cases of financial hardship among widows of former members of the Federated Superannuation System for Universities (FSSU) and the University of Oxford Employees Pension Scheme (EPS). Limited resources are available to alleviate proven cases of hardship and any enquiry should be addressed to the Superannuation Officer, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. All cases are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

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This library, at 1 Canterbury Road, contains books and periodicals on the Eastern Churches, and is open on Wednesdays, 2–5 p.m., during full term, or by appointment with the Deputy Librarian, Mr D. Yatromanolakis, St Gregory's House, 1 Canterbury Road.

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St John's College

IMOGEN COOPER will perform the following piano works by Schubert at 8.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 February, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College: Six Moments Musicaux (D780), and Sonatas in A minor (D845) and D major (D850).

Admission is free but subject to the availability of space, and may be reserved by obtaining a programme from the Porters' Lodge at St John's. Programmes will be available from Saturday, 1 February.

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Closure of Duke Humfrey's Library 1998–9

Amended notice

Owing to circumstances beyond the control of the Library, major repairs to Duke Humfrey's Library have had to be postponed. The room is now scheduled to close from 1 September 1998. It is anticipated that this work could take nine months to complete.

Alternative arrangements for readers who would normally use Duke Humfrey's Library are under discussion, and will be announced as soon as possible. The Library aims to maintain a service to readers throughout the period, but it may be limited.

The Library regrets the inconvenience both this closure and the change of schedule will cause, but undertakes to publicise details of dates and alternative arrangements as soon as they become available.

More information can be obtained from the Superintendent of Duke Humfrey, William Hodges, by telephone (Oxford (2)77150), by fax (Oxford (2)77182), by e-mail (, or by post (Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG).

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Oxford English Dictionary: freelance editorial appointments

Applications are invited from those interested in undertaking part-time freelance pre-editorial work to assist in the preparation of the third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Successful applicants will be asked to undertake work in one of two areas: (a) researching etymologies in a major academic library, so as to provide OED editors with information from the principal historical and etymological dictionaries of a number of languages and from various other scholarly reference works; or (b) restyling OED etymological information in accordance with the principles of the third edition and researching and revising lists of variant forms.

Candidates should have some experience of the procedures and methodology of historical philology, and for task (a) should also have a good working knowledge of the major languages of scholarship (as a minimum, French and German). Candidates, who may be asked to take a brief aptitude test, are invited to apply by sending a full curriculum vitae and handwritten letter of application (referring clearly to this advertisement) before Monday, 27 January, to: Edmund Weiner, Deputy Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

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