Notices

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ANDREW LEVENS TRAVEL BURSARY 1997

The Bursary has been awarded to CLARE O'BRIEN, Lady Margaret Hall.

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SIR JOHN RHYS PRIZE 1997

The Prize has been awarded to JOHN P.D. COOPER, St Hugh's College.

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SARA NORTON PRIZE 1997

The Prize has been awarded jointly to JEFFREY GLUECK, Brasenose College, and PAUL MARTIN, Nuffield College.

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REVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Under the University's procedures for the regular review of faculties and departments, the General Board has set up a committee under the chairmanship of Professor P.C. Newell to review the Department for Continuing Education. The terms of the review are as follows:

to consider in the light of national and international developments in part-time and continuing education:

—the quality, range, balance, and flexibility of activities in which the Department for Continuing Education is engaged;

—their future direction and scope;

—the management and organisation appropriate to these activities and the methods by which they are funded;

—the relationship of the department with other parts of the University;

—and to make recommendations, bearing in mind, if additional funding is required to implement them, the likely measure of available resources.

Members of the University who wish to contribute to the review are asked to forward their submission by Friday, 27 June, in writing or by e-mail, to the secretary of the review committee, Ms M.A. Robertson, University Offices, Wellington Square (e-mail: MaryAnn.Robertson@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARDS

The composition of the electoral boards to the posts below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:
Appointed by
Directorship of the University Museum of Natural History
Professor Sir Richard Southwood (Chairman) Mr Vice- Chancellor[1]
The President, Kellogg College ex officio
Professor P. Henderson Council
Dr M.E.S. Dawkins General Board
Professor M.G. Bassett General Board
Professor A.S. Goudie Committee for the Scientific Collections
Dr T.S. Kemp Committee for the Scientific Collections
Professor R.K. O'Nions Committee for the Scientific Collections
Dr T. Wyatt Kellogg College

Fixed-term Directorship of the Brazilian Studies Centre
Professor A.S. Goudie (Chairman) Mr Vice- Chancellor[1]
The Warden, St Antony's College ex officio
Professor J. Lynch Council
Dr N. Leys Stepan General Board
Professor V. Bulmer-Thomas General Board
Professor P.G. Rivière Inter-faculty Committee for Latin American Studies
Dr A.J. Hurrell Inter-faculty Committee for Latin American Studies
Mr L.A. Whitehead Inter-faculty Committee for Latin American Studies
Mr A. Angell Inter-faculty Committee for Latin American Studies
[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Tit. IX, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 63).

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Intensive Weekend Language Courses

There are still some places available on the intensive weekend courses which the Language Centre will be running this term. Each course will consist of eight hours of tuition with an emphasis on speaking and listening to the language, running from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. (on both Saturday and Sunday) with a half-hour break. Some of the material to be studied will be taken from satellite TV, radio broadcasts, and newspaper articles. The maximum number of participants per group will be fifteen. A fee of £25 will be charged to junior members of the University and other full-time students, £32 to members of Congregation and members of staff, and £40 to non-members.

Places are still available on the French course (weekend of Saturday 24 May/Sunday 25 May) at the Near-Beginners, Lower Intermediate, and Upper Intermediate levels; and on the Spanish course, to be held on the same weekend, at Lower Intermediate. Places are also available on the German course (weekend of Saturday 7 June/Sunday 8 June) at Absolute Beginners, Lower Intermediate, and Upper Intermediate levels; and on the Italian course, to be held on the same weekend, at Lower Intermediate.

Anyone wishing to receive further details and a booking form for these courses should contact Angela Pinkney, Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: (2)83360), e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk). The information is also available on the centre's home page: http://units.ox.ac.uk/departments/langcentre, along with a printable application form.

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SPEAKING BY JUNIOR MEMBERS IN CONGREGATION

Mr Vice-Chancellor has, with the agreement of Council, approved the following arrangements for junior members to speak in Congregation under the terms of Ch. I, Sect x (Statutes, 1995, p. 199), which reads as follows:
`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.)

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CONCERT

Faculty of Music

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with Rachel Norman, viola, and Augusta Harris, cello, will perform the Capriccio by Mendelssohn, Shostakovitch's Third Quartet, and the Sextet (op. 36) by Brahms, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 June, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets, costing £8/£6/£4, may be obtained from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door.