Notices

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[Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or recurrent entry.]

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READERSHIP IN TRANSPORT STUDIES

JONATHAN MARK PRESTON (BA Nottingham, PH.D. Leeds), Senior Lecturer in Transport Economics, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, has been appointed to the readership with effect from 22 September 1997.

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JOHN STALLWORTHY PRIZE IN OBSTETRICS 1996

The Prize has been awarded to ROBERT S. PHILLIPS, Somerville College.

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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 1996 decided by the Doctors and Dentists Review Body, which provides for a 2.8 per cent increase for consultants and other career grade doctors, and 4.3 per cent for registrars and senior registrars, to take effect from 1 April 1996, with, from 1 December 1996, a further 1 per cent for all grades.

Payment with arrears will be made in February.

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CECIL ROTH MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR ITALIAN STUDIES 1997

A Cecil Roth Memorial Prize for Italian Studies will be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, in Trinity Term 1997 for an essay on an approved subject within the field of Italian art, history, or literature of the period from the end of the Roman Empire in the west until the end of the eighteenth century; it is recommended that the length of the essay should not exceed 10,000 words. The value of the prize is £400. Two book-prizes of £50 each may also be awarded. Applicants must be members of the University reading for a Final Honour School who, on 30 March 1997, will not have exceeded four years from the date of their matriculation. All candidates must apply, through the Secretary to the Curators of the Taylor Institution, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF for approval of their intended essay subjects. (In addition to other subjects, the judges are also willing to consider proposals which involve the use of material intended for theses, extended essays, etc., in Final Honour School examinations.) Essays must be typed or word-processed in double spacing on one side only of A4 paper, and must be submitted to the Secretary to the Curators not later than 30 March.

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DISCOUNT ON PERSONAL INSURANCE POLICIES AVAILABLE TO STAFF AND MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

Sun Alliance Connections, the personal insurances division of the main insurer of the University, provides discounts for members, staff, their families, and pensioners of the University of Oxford. The following savings can be achieved:

Household (buildings andor 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 Sun Alliance Connections' Oxford branch on Oxford 244501 and ask for either Louise Cox or Delia Cannon.

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UNIVERSITIES SUPERANNUATION SCHEME

Report and Accounts for the year to 31 March 1996

The Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 1996 have been published, and sight of the full copy may be obtained on application to either the USS desk in the Superannuation Office of the University Chest (telephone: (2)70156), or the administration of any of the colleges of the University.

An abridged Trustees' Annual Report in leaflet form for individual Members has been received and distributed to those Members of USS who are paid through the University Chest; further copies may be obtained on request from the Superannuation Office as above.

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CIRCULATION OF THE GAZETTE TO RETIRED SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

It has been decided that any former member of Congregation over the age of seventy-five who is resident in Oxford may continue to receive the Gazette, if he or she so wishes, on application in writing to the Information Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Such applications must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Arabic classes

Classes in Modern Standard Arabic at levels 1, 2, and 3 are continuing to be held at the Centre this term, starting on Monday, 20 January.

Requests for further details and registration should be directed to the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street (first floor), Oxford OX1 2AR (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

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Arabic classes for the study of the Qur'an

Classes are continuing to be held for those wishing to improve their Arabic for the Study of the Qur'an, starting on Friday, 24 January, at 5 p.m.

Requests for further details and registration should be directed to Dr Basil Mustafa, the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

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UNIVERSITY CLUB

Wine-tastings

Wine-tastings will be held at 5.45 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the University Club, 6–8 South Parks Road. All members and their guests are welcome, the fee being £2 per person.

29 Jan.: red wines from southern France.

5 Mar.: recent additions to the wine list.

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Soirée musicale: Baudelaire et Verlaine en musique

FLORENCE MILLON, Royal College of Music, London (soprano), and REBECCA WOOLCOCK, Royal College of Music, London (piano) will perform works by Baudelaire and Verlaine, to settings by Duparc, Debussy, Fauré, and Ravel, at 8.15 p.m. on Thursday, 6 March, in the Maison Française.

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Film-showings

The following films will be shown at 8.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maison Française.

For details of this term's lectures at the Maison, see `Lectures' below.

28 Jan.: Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965; 98 minutes; sub-titled)

4 Feb.: JLG/JLG, autoportrait de décembre (Jean-Louis Leutrat, 1995)

11 Feb.: Masculin-féminin (Jean- Luc Godard, 1966; 110 minutes; sub-titled)

18 Feb.: Week-end (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967; 95 minutes; sub-titled)

25 Feb.: Passion (Jean-Luc Godard, 1982; 87 minutes; sub-titled)

4 Mar.: Je vous salue Marie (Jean-Luc Godard, 1984; 65 minutes; sub-titled)

11 Mar.: `Détective (Jean-Luc Godard, 1985; 95 minutes; sub-titled)

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