Proxime accessit: NICHOLAS D. SMITH, Lady Margaret Hall.
Note: this replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 3 October, p. 58.
Armourers' and Brasiers' Prize and Armourers' Medal (for the best Part II project and dissertation): EDWARD A.G. SHILLINGTON, St Catherine's College.
1 To review the University's code of practice and regulation on harassment in the light of experiences since its introduction in Michaelmas Term 1991 and in the light of the conclusions of the Zellick report.
2 To include within the scope of the review such matters as:
(a) The relation between the University's code of practice on harassment, and its regulation on harassment, and the possibility of adopting for both a common definition of the offence;
(b) the relationship between college and university codes;
(c) whether it would be possible to introduce new procedures, or amend existing procedures, so as to make the process of pursuing a formal complaint less arduous for the complainant;
(d) the role played by the Advisory Panel on Harassment and by departmental and college advisers and the need or otherwise to increase the representation on the University's advisory panel;
(e) the level of training required both by members of the advisory panel and by departmental and college advisers;
(f) the relationship between the Advisory Panel on Harassment, Proctors, the Counselling Service, and OUSU;
(g) whether or not the expansion of peer counselling by students should be encouraged or discouraged and the training implications involved;
and such other aspects of the code on harassment as the committee may judge it appropriate to consider.
The committee now invites views from members and staff of the University. Anyone wishing to comment is asked to write to the secretary of the committee, Mrs F.M. Barnwell, at the University Offices, Wellington Square, by Friday, 8 November.
(i) any act, neglect, error, or omission, occurring or committed in good faith by the University (together with its employees and officers whilst acting on behalf of the University);
(ii) libel and slander committed in good faith by reason of words written or spoken by the University (together with its employees and officers whilst acting on behalf of the University).
In the event of liability arising from any dishonest or fraudulent act or omission, no person committing or condoning the act or omission is entitled to indemnity.
The policy does not cover the first £1,000 of any claim for damages.
The policy also provides the same cover for individual members of the University's academic, academic-related, and technical staff who undertake private work, provided that
(a) the permission of the University has been obtained, and
(b) fees received for such work are declared to the insurer.
It should be noted, however, that claims in US and Canadian courts are excluded.
This insurance cover is subject to a number of conditions, of which the most important are:
(a) that written notice is given to the insurance company as soon as possible after the University is aware of circumstances which might reasonably be expected to produce a claim against the University (including its employees and officers if within the cover)irrespective of the validity of the claimor as soon as it is informed of such a claim for which there may be liability under the insurance cover; and
(b) that every letter, claim, writ, summons and process is forwarded to the insurance company immediately on receipt. No admission, offer, promise, payment, or indemnity is to be made or given by or on behalf of the University (including its employees and officers if within the cover) without the written consent of the company.
Members of the academic staff undertaking consultancy work with the permission of the University (under the rules laid down by the General Board), and academic-related and technical staff (who must obtain the permission of the head of their department), are strongly urged to take advantage of this cover. They may do so by writing, on a strictly confidential basis, to Ms J. Clark, Director, Research Services Office, Wellington Square, Oxford, stating the name of the employer for each consultancy and the fee or the remuneration receivable.
The insurance company will only be notified of the aggregate number of consultancies and the aggregate fees on an annual basis except in the event of a claim, when details of a particular consultancy will be required by the insurer.
Household (buildings and/or contents: 20 per cent;
Travel (including winter sports): 12.5 per cent;
Private medical expenses: 10 per cent;
Private car: 5 per cent.
The University acts solely as an introducer of business to Sun Alliance Connections, receiving no commission or other remuneration, with all savings passed on to the subscribing member. For further information, a brochure may be obtained from Graham Waite (telephone: (2)80307), or Gill Tombs (telephone: (2)70110) at the University Offices. To obtain a quotation or receive specific information on the covers available, telephone the Sun Alliance Connections Oxford branch on Oxford 244501 and ask for either Louise Cox or Delia Cannon.
The course will be held on 30 October and 6 November, 25 p.m. Documentation will be provided at the session.
To book a place, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
`Any junior member as defined in Tit. XIV, Sect. iv, § 1, cl. 2, may speak at a meeting of Congregation, if called upon to do so by the Chairman at the Chairman's discretion, provided that the Chairman may at any time terminate a debate on the floor of the House and proceed to the final speeches and the taking of a vote.'The Chairman of Congregation will normally expect to call upon nominated representatives of the Oxford University Student Union if they wish to speak in debate, and will normally expect to call upon junior members to speak only from among those who have given advance notice of their wish to be called. Should the Chairman consider that the number of junior members who have given such notice is excessive, he or she will have to be selective in calling upon them. The Chairman will try to ensure a balanced debate in relation to the apparent spread and strength of views held by junior members. If informed selection is to be possible it is desirable that when giving notice of the wish to be called a junior member should indicate (a) whether he or she intends to support or oppose the motion before the House, (b) whether he or she would speak on behalf of any club, committee, group, or association, (c) whether he or she is supported by other junior members (up to twelve of whom might sign the notice).
If the number giving notice is small they will all be admitted to the floor of the House although this does not ensure their being called. In other cases some selection may be necessary at the stages of both admission and calling of speakers. If there is to be time to tell applicants whether they will be admitted notice will have to be received in good time. Junior members should therefore send in such notice, in writing, to the Registrar to be received at the University Offices not later than 10 a.m. on the Monday preceding the debate in question. The name of any representative nominated by OUSU should also be communicated to the Registrar, in writing, through the President by that time. A notice will then be posted in the University Offices and on the gate of the Clarendon Building not later than 10 a.m. on the morning of the debate, indicating whether all applicants will be admitted to the floor of the House or, if selection has had to take place, the names of those selected for admission to the floor.
Junior members not admitted to the floor of the House will normally be permitted to listen to the debate from the gallery. Junior members on the floor of the House will be asked to remain in their places while a vote is being taken.
Under Tit. XIV, Sect. iv, § 1, cl. 2, junior members are defined as `those persons who, having been admitted to matriculation, are residing to fulfil the requirements of any statute, decree, or regulation of the University or reading for any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University and who have not proceeded to membership of Convocation'. (Membership of Convocation is normally obtained by taking the MA degree.)
Isis seeks licensees willing to pay lump sums and/or royalties for the use of know-how arising out of research. Isis also exploits the intellectual property of the University by setting up individual companies using venture capital or development capital funds.
Isis' services are also available to individuals who wish to exploit the results of research supported by non-Research Council sources, when there are no prior conditions on the handling of the intellectual property rights. Isis Innovation has at its disposal a small pre-seedcorn fund for paying the costs of protecting intellectual property rights and for taking work to a stage where its potential can be assessed.
Isis finds industrial partners to ensure that new ideas can be developed for market requirements. The company has established the Oxford Innovation Society for major industrial companies, so that they can have a window on Oxford technology and an opportunity to license and invest where appropriate.
A brochure explaining Isis' activities is available. Please contact the above address, or the telephone and fax numbers given below.
Members of the University should contact the Managing Director if they wish to take advantage of the services that Isis provides. (Telephone: (2)72411; fax: (2)72412.)
The tutor will be Song Yang, Instructor in Chinese, the Institute for Chinese Studies.
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.
22 Oct.: Perceval le Gallois (Eric Rohmer, 1978; 138 minutes)
29 Oct.: Farinelli (Gérard Corbiau, 1994; 110 minutes)
5 Nov.: La Reine Margot (Patrice Chéreau, 1994; 162 minutes) 12 Nov.: Le hussard sur le toit (Jean- Paul Rappeneau, 1995; 135 minutes)
19 Nov.: Le Colonel Chabert (Yves Angelo, 1993; 110 minutes)
26 Nov.: La fille de d'Artagnan (Bertrand Tavernier, 1994; 132 minutes) 3 Dec.: Le grand chemin (Jean-Loup Hubert, 1987; 106 minutes)