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STATUTE APPROVED BY HER MAJESTY IN COUNCIL

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 12 February 1997 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the Statute establishing the Degree of Master of Business Administration, printed in Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 1165 (approved by Congregation, p. 1196).

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PROFESSORSHIP OF NUMERICAL ANALYSIS

LLOYD N. TREFETHEN (AB Harvard, MS, PH.D. Stanford), Professor of Computer Science, Cornell University, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 1997. Professor Trefethen will be a fellow of Balliol College.

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E.K. CHAMBERS STUDENTSHIP IN ENGLISH LITERATURE 1997

The Studentship has been awarded to DANIEL C. ANDERSSON, St John's College.

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ROCHE PRIZE IN LABORATORY MEDICINE 1997

The Prize has been awarded to JOSEPH P. DE BONO, New College.

Proxime accesserunt: HOUMAN ASHRAFIAN, St John's College, and MARK S. DUXBURY, Lincoln College.

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PETER TIZARD PRIZE IN PAEDIATRICS 1997

The Prize has been awarded jointly to MISS DERRALYN HUGHES, Green College, and AUSTEN WORTH, Magdalen College.

Proxime accessit: ALASTAIR RING, Brasenose College.

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NUCLEAR ELECTRIC PRIZE IN MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AND NUMERICAL ANALYSIS 1996

The Prize has been awarded to PETER KENNETH BELL, Lincoln College.

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REPORT OF THE RULES COMMITTEE

The statutory Hilary Term meeting of the Rules Committee was held on 18 February 1997 under the chairmanship of the then Senior Proctor, Dr J.S.T. Garfitt.

The committee considered nominations to the panels of members of Congregation and junior members from which vacancies on the University's Disciplinary Court would be filled with effect from Trinity Term 1997. The following appointments were made:

Members of Congregation

Dr A.H. Buchanan, St Hilda's
O.R. Darbishire, Pembroke
Dr R.G. Edgell, Trinity
Dr D.S. Fairweather, Corpus Christi [1]
Dr M.J.O. Francis, Wolfson
The Revd S. Innes, Greyfriars
Dr R.J. Jacoby, Lincoln [2]
Dr D.I. Scargill, St Edmund Hall
Dr L.J. Smith, Harris Manchester
B.E. Woolnough, St Cross

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Junior Members

G. Burrows, Mansfield
M.H.E. Coqui, St Peter's
T.R. Curristine, Trinity
S.E. Fitzpatrick, Magdalen [1]
N. Hirjee, St Hugh's
M. Jahreiss, Harris Manchester
J.K. Kirk, Magdalen
T.M.K. Lishman, St Hilda's
J.K. Park, St Antony's
H. Rice, Somerville [1]

The committee renominated the existing panel of four local solicitors from which the Clerk of the University Disciplinary Court would be appointed by Mr Vice- Chancellor with effect from Trinity Term 1997. (Mr Vice- Chancellor subsequently reappointed Mr H.W.B. Mendus of Simms & Co. to serve as Clerk.)

The committee also reviewed the current Regulations and agreed to support an additional measure (already introduced by the Proctors under their emergency powers—Tit. XIII, cl. 8; Statutes, 1995, p. 97) prohibiting junior members from being in possession of substances such as flour and fizzy liquids with an intention of committing an offence under the existing legislation dealing with `gathering' outside the Examination Schools or other examination venues. (A detailed notice of this amendment, as required by the Statutes, was published in Gazette, 27 February 1997, p. 797.) Subject to this amendment, the Rules Committee approved its Regulations to remain in force for a further year with effect from Michaelmas Term 1997.

[1] Registrar drew name by lot to be a member of the Disciplinary Court, 1997–8.

[2] Registrar drew name by lot to be a member of the Disciplinary Court, 1997–9.

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SALARIES OF CLINICAL ACADEMIC STAFF

Mr Vice-Chancellor, on behalf of Council, has approved for implementation at Oxford an increase in clinical academic salaries in line with the salary award for 1997 decided by the Doctors and Dentists Review Body, which provides for a 2.35 per cent increase to take effect from 1 April 1997, with, from 1 December 1997, a further 1.4 per cent on the pre 1 April base.

Payment arrears will be made in May.

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UNIVERSITY OFFICES

The University Offices will be closed for normal business on the public holidays on Monday, 5 May, and Monday, 26 May.

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Virtual Exhibition

The exhibition, `The Noble Dane, Images of Tycho Brahe', has been removed but, until a new special exhibition opens on 20 May, a virtual version is available on a computer in the entrance gallery.

The museum is open Tuesday–Saturday, 12 noon–4 p.m. Admission is free.

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UNIVERSITY CLUB

6/8 South Parks Road

Exhibition now open

The Fifty-ninth Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers: open 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Mon.–Fri., 14 Apr.–23 May (closed weekends and public holidays).

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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 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.

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Concert

TASMIN LITTLE (violin Gold Medallist), and the Thorington Players, conductor David Cairns, will perform the following at 8 p.m. on Saturday, 19 April: Beethoven, Leonore no. 2; Mendelssohn, Violin Concert in E minor; Dvorák, Symphony no. 8 in G. Tickets, costing £25 (including Divinity School reception from 7 p.m.), £10, and £7 may be obtained from the Playhouse Box Office (telephone: Oxford 798600). All proceeds to the Bodleian Library, in support of matching funds for the library's lottery grant application.

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ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY TEACHERS

The Association of University Teachers is both a professional association and a trade union, committed to the advancement of university education and research. At the national level, the AUT is the recognised union for academic and academic-related staff. Besides its concern for more general questions of university education and research, the AUT negotiates salary levels and conditions of employment with the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals.

The Oxford branch of the AUT is open for membership to university and college employees, whether academic or academic-related. It has over 900 members. It is the official body with which the University discusses priorities and problems bearing on education and research, and negotiates solutions to them. Discussions between the Oxford AUT and university officers occur formally once per term at a meeting of a Joint Consultative Committee, but there are many other informal meetings to discuss particular problems, including those affecting the conditions of employment of academic and academic-related staff, such as the `waiver clause' for those employed on contract grants. The local AUT also provides confidential advice on problems relating to terms and conditions of employment.

Application for membership and other enquiries can be made to Mrs Anne Hendry, Administrative Secretary, Oxford AUT, New Barnett House, 28 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HY (telephone and fax: (2)70418, e- mail: aut@vax.ox.ac.uk) (9.30 a.m.--3 p.m., Monday--Friday).

Enquiries may also be directed to the following: Kit Bailey (Honorary Secretary), Department of Plant Sciences (telephone: (2)75090); Denis O'Driscoll, Department of Biochemistry (telephone: (2)75260); Arthur Marsh (Personal Cases), St Edmund Hall (telephone: (2)74170).

General meetings of the Oxford AUT take place on Tuesday of third week in each term. The next meeting will be the Annual General Meeting, to be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 May, in Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles'.