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BRIAN STYLES MEMORIAL PRIZE

The Prize has been awarded jointly to DAVID J. HARRIS, Linacre College, and COLIN E. HUGHES, St Catherine's College.

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BRIAN JOHNSON PRIZE IN PATHOLOGY 1996

The Prize has been awarded to SIMON THOMAS MACDONALD, Green College.

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

Jacques Delors Professorship of European Community Law

                                      Appointed by

Mr Vice-Chancellor                    ex officio
Principal of Somerville               ex officio
Mr F.G. Jacobs, Luxembourg            Council
Mme J.D. de la Rochère, Paris      General Board
Professor A.A. Dashwood, Cambridge    General Board
Professor R.M. Goode                  Law Board
Professor B.S. Markesinis             Law Board
Professor D.A. Wyatt                  Law Board
Ms G. de Burca                        Somerville College

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PAY AWARDS FOR NON-CLINICAL ACADEMIC AND ACADEMIC-RELATED STAFF, CLERICAL AND LIBRARY STAFF, TECHNICAL STAFF, AND ANCILLARY, GARDENS, AND PARKS STAFF: SETTLEMENTS FOR 1996 AND 1997

Subject to the ratification by the MSF Union of its acceptance of the national pay agreement negotiated by the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (which has already been accepted by all the other trade unions concerned), Council has approved implementation of the agreement at Oxford. This provides for an increase of 2.9 per cent to run for twelve months from the operative dates in 1996 of the salaries and salary scales of non-clinical academic and academic-related, clerical and library, and technical staff and an increase of 3.9 per cent to run also for twelve months for ancillary, gardens, and parks staff. The increase will be implemented in the March payroll.

A further increase of 2.9 per cent, or, if greater, the percentage increase in the headline RPI figure for March 1997, has also been approved to run for twelve months from the operative dates in 1997 for all non-clinical categories of staff except ancillary, gardens, and parks staff, who will receive increases of 3.4 per cent or, if greater, the March RPI figure plus 0.5 per cent.

The new rates for non-clinical academic and academic-related staff will be available to members of Congregation who request them on application to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square.

The March 1997 headline RPI figure will be published on 17 April, and the appropriate adjustments to salaries and salary scales with operative dates of 1 April will be paid in the May payroll.

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EIGHTS WEEK: ENTRY IN UNIVERSITY POCKET DIARY

Members of the University are asked to note that the dates for Eights Week are listed incorrectly in the main body of the University Pocket Diary. The correct dates appear at the end of the diary under the heading `Sports Fixtures 1996/1997': they are 28–31 May 1997.

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THE CRAVEN FELLOWSHIP 1997

THE DERBY SCHOLARSHIP 1997

THE THOMAS WHITCOMBE GREENE SCHOLARSHIP FOR CLASSICAL ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY 1997

THE HENRY FRANCIS PELHAM STUDENTSHIP 1997

Elections will be made to the awards named above in Trinity Term 1997, provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

The primary purpose of these awards is to encourage study and research abroad. They are open to members of the University who are or will be on postgraduate courses during the academic year 1997–8 and who will be liable for university fees in that year. Only those who have not held one of these awards are eligible to apply. The awards are tenable for one or two years, as specified; tenure normally commences on 1 August in the year of election. The annual value of each is £400, and the Committee will also pay reasonable additional expenses incurred in residence abroad for the purpose of research, in so far as these expenses are not obtainable from another source. If funds allow and candidates of sufficient merit apply, the Committee may make more than one award in any category.

Applications, on a form to be obtained from the Secretary to the Craven Committee, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, should be sent to the Secretary on or before Friday, 2 May 1997. Candidates are responsible for requesting three referees to supply letters of recommendation, which should be sent to the Secretary of the Craven Committee at the University Offices, by the date given above. They should also indicate the study which, in the event of their being elected, they would propose to undertake. They will not thereby bind themselves, if elected, to pursue the particular subjects suggested at the time of application, nor will the Craven Committee necessarily accept without modification the subjects proposed by the successful candidates. Candidates should include a paper (c.5,000 words) written by them on any subject connected with Greek or Latin Literature, History, or Archaeology.

All holders of these awards are required to produce evidence from time to time of diligent prosecution of their studies, and emoluments will be paid at the Committee's discretion and in such instalments as it thinks fit.

The specific requirements of each award are set out below:

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Craven Fellowship

This award is for the study of any branch of classical learning. It is tenable for two years. The Fellow is required to spend at least eight months out of the twenty-six months immediately following entry upon the Fellowship residing abroad for the purpose of study at a place or places approved by the Craven Committee. The Committee has, however, power to allow postponement of up to six months of such residence abroad.

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Derby Scholarship

This award is tenable for two years. The scholar is required to spend at least six months out of the twenty-six months immediately following election residing abroad for the purpose of study at a place or places approved by the Committee, unless the Committee thinks fit to grant the candidate total or partial dispensation from the requirements of residence abroad. In accordance with the regulations of the Derby Scholarship, preference will be given to a candidate who offers a subject connected with the languages and literatures of ancient Greece and Rome (including Palaeography and Comparative Philology) or with one of these, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit.

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Thomas Whitcombe Greene Scholarship for Classical Art and Archaeology

This award is tenable for two years.

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Henry Francis Pelham Studentship

This award is for the study of Roman History and Archaeology and is tenable for one year. The student will be required to reside in Rome for at least three months during tenure of the studentship and to study under the direction of the British School at Rome, unless permission has been received from the Craven Committee to reside elsewhere during the whole or any part of such period.

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Grants for Research and Travel

The Craven Committee also considers applications from postgraduate and senior members of the University for grants for any purpose connected with the advancement of classical learning, including the study of classical art and archaeology. Candidates are expected also to apply to their colleges and where possible to other sources and to inform the committee of what support they receive.

Applications, which should be submitted on a form obtainable from the Secretary to the Craven Committee, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, should be returned two weeks in advance of any of the Committee's four meetings which take place in Michaelmas Term (week 2) in Hilary Term (week 2), and in Trinity Term (weeks 2 and 8). However, applications for grants should in principle be made to the Hilary Term meeting; only exceptionally will applications be considered in Michaelmas Term.

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GIBBS PRIZES 1997

Prizes on the Foundation of Mr Charles D.D. Gibbs will be offered in 1997, in Modern History, Law, Politics, Geography, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Zoology.

Candidates for prizes other than that in Law must be members of the University who, at the time of taking the public examination on which the prizes are awarded, have not exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation. Candidates for the prize in Law must be members of the University who, at the beginning of the examination have not exceeded their twelfth term from matriculation, and are reading for a final Honour School.

The prize in Chemistry will be awarded on the results of the examination for Chemistry Part I in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 1997. The prize in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry will be awarded on the combined results of the examinations for Biochemistry Parts I and II in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 1997. The prize in Zoology will be awarded on the results of the examination in Biological Sciences in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 1997. The prize in Geography will be awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Geography in Trinity Term 1997. The prize in Modern History will be awarded on the results of the examinations for the Honour School of Modern History and associated joint Honour Schools in Trinity Term 1997. The Gibbs Prize in each of these subjects is £450. The examiners in these subjects have the power to make proxime accessit awards of £250 for meritorious work, and additional book prizes of £100.

The Gibbs Prize in Politics will be awarded on the basis of Politics written papers only in the examination for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in Trinity Term 1997. The Gibbs Thesis Prize in Politics will be awarded for the best Politics thesis submitted in the examination for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in Trinity Term 1997, if such a thesis be deemed worthy of a prize. The value of each of these prizes is £225 and the examiners have the power to make proxime accessit awards of £125 for meritorious work, and additional book prizes of £50.

Candidates are not required to make special application for Prizes awarded on the results of honour schools.

The prize in Law will be awarded by Special Examination, to be held in the Examination Schools, on Monday, 6 October 1997. The value of the prize is £450 and the examiners have the power to make a proxime accessit award of £250 for meritorious work, and additional book prizes of £100. The examination will consist of a paper on Land Law, and a paper on Common Law (Contract and Tort). Candidates for the special examination must send in their names on an entry form, which may be obtained at the University Offices, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 27 June 1997.

Timetable of papers for the prize in Law

Candidates must present themselves for examination in full academic dress, i.e. `subfusc' clothing, cap, and gown.

Monday, 6 October

9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.: Common Law (Contract and Tort)

2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.: Land Law

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Department for Continuing Education exists to make the University accessible to men and women in ways which complement the University's provision for its resident members. Each year the department mounts several hundred courses, either part-time or short full-time, covering most subjects taught within the University (except management and clinical medicine). Courses last anything from one day to ten weeks (full time), and between ten weeks and two years on a part-time basis. During recent sessions about 11,000 students have enrolled annually for the department's courses, the average length of study being twenty hours.

Apart from a large number of individual members of the University who offer courses or give lectures, the Department for Continuing Education works in co-operation with an increasing number of other departments and faculties throughout the University. It welcomes expressions of interest from individuals and departments who wish to become involved in or to explore continuing education activities.

The department's main provision is organised through three programme offices (see below), each of which is able to provide more detailed information on current and forthcoming activities. In addition, the Kellogg Residential Centre, when not being used for courses, can occasionally be made available for conferences and other residential meetings.

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The Public Programmes Office

This office (Director: Mr R.T. Rowley) offers to the public a wide range of study opportunities in most academic disciplines through part-time day, evening, and short residential courses. Although most programmes have open entry and require no formal entry qualifications, an increasing number are award-bearing, at access, undergraduate, or postgraduate level, and many of these call for evidence of suitable entry requirements. During the summer the department offers one-week residential study opportunities, mainly for domestic students, through the Oxford University Summer School for Adults based at Rewley House, and the Oxford Experience, based at Christ Church. A range of study tours is also available to various parts of Europe and further afield. The department also runs the Rewley House Film Theatre on Sunday evenings during term. Individuals interested in offering courses or in contributing to other programmes are invited to contact the office.

Details of all courses are publicised in annual prospectuses, or are available at any time from the department (telephone: (2)70312).

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The Continuing Professional Development Office

Short and extended courses

This office (Director: Mr P.G. Combey) draws on departments and faculties throughout the University to offer courses designed to meet the needs of individuals and groups drawn from industry, the professions, commerce, and academia. Courses vary from one- or two- day intensive updating courses based on the latest academic research, to longer courses enabling professionals to review advances in specialised fields, and acquire new areas of expertise and additional qualifications. Areas covered include engineering, law, information technology and computing, mathematics and statistics, education, biomedical science, and social studies. Contributors to courses include Oxford academics and research staff, and experts from other universities and organisations in the UK and abroad.

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops

The CPD Office is also able to offer a conference organisation and management service to colleagues within the University and other organisations. The CPD Office has specialist skills in running national and international meetings, and more than fifteen years' collective experience of organising and managing conferences, seminars, and training courses for up to 500 delegates. The Centre provides a `total conference package' which combines the best of personal service with the highest professional standards.

Services offered include the following:

Further details are available from Oxford (2)70361.

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The International Programmes Office

This office (Director: Dr A. Hawkins) offers a wide range of courses to undergraduates, graduates, and continuing education students from around the world. These courses include year-long full-time programmes for Japanese graduates and diplomats from the Republic of China, Taiwan, as well as a large number of three- or four-week courses held during the summer for students from Europe and North America. Programmes are held in partnership with institutions such as the Smithsonian Institution, the University of California at Berkeley, Duke University, the University of Virginia, and Northwestern University in America. International Programmes also works with the British Council, the European Commission, and the ODA, as well as offering courses in partnership with the Bodleian Library and many other colleges and departments within the University. Subjects covered in these courses include topics from law and industrial relations through to archaeology, art history, and the physical and biological sciences. Tutors are drawn from Oxford academic and research staff, and expertise is also recruited from outside the University. Programmes vary in size from small groups of twenty students to larger programmes of over 200 participants. During the summer many residential International Programmes, including the Oxford University Summer Programmes in English Literature and in History, Politics, and Society, are held in colleges throughout Oxford, in addition to those held at the Rewley House Residential Centre. Over the next few years the range of courses offered by the International Programmes Office will be expanded, drawing in more students from Europe, Japan, other countries in the Far East, and from elsewhere around the world.

As the work of the International Programmes Office expands, approaches would be welcomed from those colleges, departments, and other institutions which have accommodation from which they would like to generate further income or from individuals with suitable qualifications interested in teaching on international programmes. Telephone: (2)70456.

Enquiries should be directed to the numbers given above. General enquiries may be directed to the Director of the Department (Dr G.P. Thomas), at the Department for Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA.

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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.