Sunday, 13 October, at 10 a.m. THE REVD CANON JOHN WHITE, Canon Precentor, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle. At St Mary's.
Sunday, 20 October, at 10 a.m. MR BRUCE KENT, Vice-President of Pax Christi. At St Mary's.
Sunday, 27 October, at 10 a.m. THE REVD CHRISTOPHER JONES, Chaplain and Fellow of St Peter's College. At St Mary's.
Sunday, 3 November, at 10 a.m. THE RT REVD ROBERT HARDY, Bishop of Lincoln, Visitor of Lincoln College and Brasenose College. At Lincoln College.
Sunday, 10 November, at 10 a.m. THE RT REVD PETER K. WALKER, sometime Bishop of Ely, sometime Canon of Christ Church, Honorary Fellow of Queen's College. (Remembrance Sunday.) At St Mary's.
Tuesday, 12 November, at 10.30 a.m. THE REVD DR DOUGLAS DUPREE, Chaplain and Fellow of Balliol College. (Court Sermon. The Learned and Honourable High Court Judges will attend this Sermon.) At the Cathedral.
Sunday, 17 November, at 10 a.m. THE REVD PREBENDARY JOHN PEARCE, Rector of Limehouse. At St Mary's.
Sunday, 24 November, at 10 a.m. LORD PLANT OF HIGHFIELD, Master of St Catherine's College, sometime Sarum Lecturer.
(Sermon on the Sin of Pride.) At St Mary's.
Sunday, 1 December, at 10 a.m. THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY, Dean of Christ Church, Honorary Fellow of Exeter College. (Advent Sermon.) At the Cathedral.
Professor Kay will be a fellow of St Edmund Hall.
Professor Sklar will deliver his lectures during Trinity Term 1998 on dates to be announced in due course.
MISS LUCY C. KELLY, Somerville College
MISS KATHERINE A. ROBINSON, Lady Margaret Hall
CHRISTOPHER J. SHELDRICK, Hertford College
MISS ESTHER I. MUSGRAVE-BROWN, St Hilda's College
ROBERT A. INGLE, St John's College
ROBERT T. GRANT-DOWNTON, St John's College
MATTHEW WALKER, Queen's College
MISS CATHERINE L. PARR, St Edmund Hall
Awards for special excellence have been made to GILES E.M. GASPER, Christ Church, and NEILL C. PROUDFOOT, Hertford College.
Each prize-winner receives £175.
The Prize for 1996 has been awarded to ALISTAIR D. CALDER, Christ Church.
The Prize for the best research paper (paper 15) has been awarded to MS LUCY F. STEEDS, Balliol College.
Proxime accessit: ANDREA L. MCCLUNG, Lincoln College
Jurisprudence: JOE-HYNN YANG, Brasenose College
Tort: PAUL G. LEWIS, St Anne's College, and JACOB T. CAMERON, Worcester College
Land Law: KATHRYN A. FARTHING, Hertford College
Trusts: KELYN M. BACON, Merton College
Administrative Law: KATHRYN A. FARTHING, Hertford College, SONIA R. HARRIS, Christ Church, and DINUSHA A. PANDITARATNE, Balliol College
Richards Butler Prize (for the best performance in International Trade): BRIAN WEBB, Hertford College
Norton Rose Prize (for the best performance in Company Law): NATHAN PILLOW, Magdalen College
Field Fisher Waterhouse Prize (for the best performance in EC Law): KELYN M. BACON, Merton College
Rupert Cross Prize (for the best performance in the paper in Evidence): TSHUN H. TEY, St Hugh's College
John Morris Prize: (for the best performance in the paper in Conflict of Laws): BERNARD T. PORTER, Jesus College
Herbert Hart Prize (for the best performance in the paper in Jurisprudence and Political Theory): HANOCH SHEINMAN, Lincoln College
Clifford Chance Prize (for the best performance in the M.Juris): MARNIX A. LEIJTEN, Magdalen College
Proxime accessit: HARVEY V.J. ADAMS, St
Book Prize: JOHN F.W. BIRNEY, Balliol College
Gibbs Prize in Chemistry: ANNABEL E.
TODD, Jesus College
Proxime accessit: CATHERINE WILSON, Jesus
Book Prizes: JAMES E. REDMAN, Merton College, CLAIRE E. LEWIS, Jesus College, and TSARINA E. SARDHARWALA, New College
Gibbs Prize in Geography: ALEXANDER
SKINNER, St Peter's College
Proxime accessit: MATTHEW HIGGINSON, Keble
Book Prizes: CHUI-LING E. GOH, Jesus College, ANN KIRKMAN, St Hilda's College, and KELLY T. PAGE, Christ Church
Gibbs Prize in Modern History: MARK A.K.
BEARN, Balliol College
Proxime accessit: CAYETANA ALVAREZ DE TOLEDO,
Book Prizes: MAHMOOD U. FAROOQUI, St Peter's College, MARK G.F. HENDERSON, Balliol College, and MATTHEW B. COTTON, Wadham College
Gibbs Prize in Politics: MICHAEL J.W.
BLAKE, Wadham College
Proxime accessit: NATALIE F. GRAZIN, Exeter
Book Prizes: EDWIN TAN, Lady Margaret Hall, NICHOLAS J. CAMPSIE, Exeter College, and KATHARINA C. PICHLER, University
Gibbs Thesis Prize in Politics: SOLOMON
G.I. FITZHERBERT, Exeter College
Gibbs Prize in Zoology: RUSSELL NAISBIT,
St John's College
Proxime accessit: P'NG LOKE, St Anne's
Book Prizes: STEPHEN JONES, Wadham College, ALEXANDER SHINGLETON, St Peter's College, and ABIGAIL HALL, Somerville College
Additional grants have been made to MIRANDA J. HIGGINS, Trinity College, and LYNN S. QUEK, St John's College.
A prize for meritorious performance in the optional dissertation in the Honour School of Physiological Sciences has been made to LUCY E. HUDSMITH, Lady Margaret Hall.
Appointed by Directorship of the Ashmolean Museum Master of Balliol (Chairman)Mr Vice-Chancellor  Provost of Worcester ex officio Mr R.N. MacGregor Council Dr R.C. Repp General Board Mr M. Jones General Board Professor B.W. Cunliffe Visitors of the Ashmolean Professor M. Kemp Visitors of the Ashmolean Dr J. Rawson Visitors of the Ashmolean Dr D. Landau Worcester College Jesus Professorship of Celtic President of Corpus Christi
(Chairman) Mr Vice-Chancellor  Principal of Jesus ex officio Professor P. Mac Cana Council Professor W. Gillies General Board Professor I.D.L. Michael Modern Languages Board Dr D.F. Cram Modern Languages Board Mr J.N. Jacobs English Board Professor R.G. Gruffydd Court of the University of Wales Dr K.M. Kohl Jesus College Professorship of Computing Science Professor Sir Richard Southwood
(Chairman) Mr Vice-Chancellor  Principal of St Hilda's ex officio Principal of St Hugh's ex officio Dr M.J.C. Gordon Council Professor J.W. de Bakker General Board Professor J.A.D. Welsh General Board Professor C.A.R. Hoare Mathematical Sciences Board Dr A.W. Roscoe Mathematical Sciences Board Professor J.M. Brady Physical Sciences Board Dr L.A. Wallen St Hilda's College Dr M. Giles St Hugh's College Professor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering Provost of Oriel (Chairman)Mr Vice-Chancellor  President of St John's ex officio Dr K. Gray Council Professor J.E. Carroll General Board Dr J.R. Forrest General Board Dr P.J. Probert Physical Sciences Board Professor D.W. Clarke Physical Sciences Board Professor C.E. Webb Physical Sciences Board Dr O.L.R. Jacobs St John's College Vinerian Professorhip of English Law Warden of St Antony's Mr Vice-Chancellor  (Chairman) Warden of All Souls ex officio Lord Goff of Chieveley Council Professor B.A. Hepple General Board Professor D.N. MacCormick General Board Professor D.J. Galligan Law Board Professor F.M.B. Reynolds Law Board Dr B.J. Stapleton Law Board Dr S. Cretney All Souls College Professorship of Environmental Studies and IBM Directorship of the Environmental Change Unit Principal of St Hilda's Mr Vice-Chancellor  (Chairman) Principal of Linacre ex officio Dr W. Adams Council Professor A.S. Goudie General Board Dr R. Gardner General Board Professor G.C. Clark Anthropology and Geography Board Professor G.C.K. Peach Anthropology and Geography Board Professor J. Burley Biological Sciences Board Dr C.B. Snowdon Linacre College The Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company Professorship of Management Studies Master of Balliol Mr Vice-Chancellor  (Chairman) Mr D.E.A. Morris Council  Professor S. Strange General Board Professor J.A. Kay General Board Professor J.S. Vickers Social Studies Board Professor A.G. Hopwood Committee for the School of Management Studies Professor C.P. Mayer Committee for the School of Management Studies Dr D.F. Feeny Templeton College Dr R.F.M. Knight Templeton College The American Standard Companies Professorship of Operations Management Professor Sir Richard Southwood
(Chairman) Mr Vice-Chancellor  Dean of Christ Church ex officio Mr A. Borges Council Dr A. Dumas General Board Professor T.M. Husband General Board Mr G.K. Yarrow Social Studies Board Professor A.G. Hopwood Committee for the School of Management Studies Dr C.L. Brundin Committee for the School of Management Studies Dr D. Hine Christ Church Directorship of the Pitt Rivers Museum Warden of Rhodes House Mr Vice-Chancellor  (Chairman) Principal of Linacre ex offico Professor M. McLeod Council Professor B.W. Cunliffe General Board Dr J. Rawson General Board Mr D.M. Boston Anthropology and Geography Board Dr C. Gosden Anthropology and Geography Board Professor M.S. Tite Committee for Archaeology Professor P.G. Rivière Linacre College Rhodes Professorship of Race Relations Master of St Cross Mr Vice-Chancellor  (Chairman) Warden of St Antony's ex officio Professor S. Marks Council Professor R. Littlewood General Board Dr D. Stewart General Board Professor E.A. Roberts Social Studies Board Professor J.M. Brown Modern History Board Professor G.C.K. Peach Anthropology and Geography Board Dr D. Washbrook St Antony's College Readership in Transport Studies Professor A.S. Goudie Mr Vice-Chancellor  (Chairman) Principal of St Anne's ex officio Professor A.M. Hay Council Professor J. Whitelegg General Board Dr D. Turnock General Board Professor G.C.K. Peach Anthropology and Geography Board Dr W.D. Macmillan Anthropology and Geography Board Dr R.W. Bacon Social Studies Board Mr G. Corney St Anne's College  Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Tit. IX, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 63).  After consultation with the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company.
It was recognised by the Working Party that "conflict of interest" was not easy to define, and that rules designed to deal with it should not infringe proper academic freedom. The Working Party was moreover firmly of the view that the University should recognise that the outside activities of its staff often serve to enhance the University's reputation, and ought positively to be encouraged; however, there might be occasions where an employee's external interests were in conflict with the best interests of the University.
Council on consideration of the report agreed that broad principles ought to be established both to provide the University's employees with guidance on how to avoid conflict of interest, and to protect the University and the individuals concerned.
The policy statement as approved by Council in March 1996 follows; further copies are available on request from the Research and Commercial Services Office. Key points are:
Academic staff will be asked annually to state whether they are currently involved in any outside activities which might have the potential to lead to conflict of interest.
(The mechanism for this is still under consideration; further information will be circulated in due course.)
When making an application for permission to hold another appointment (under Ch. VII, Sect. I § 5. A, cll. 10 and 11Statutes, 1995, p.359), staff will be required to make a statement that to the best of their knowledge, the holding of such an appointment would not lead to a conflict of interest. The standard application form has been modified to include this statement.
Employees wishing to act in the capacity of Principal Investigator on a research project will be required, in each case, to make a declaration to the effect that they believe that receipt of a research grant or contract will not lead to a conflict of interest.
Council has recognised that it is important for employees to be able to seek advice as to whether outside activities might have the potential for conflict of interest. With this in mind, a Standing Committee on Conflict of Interest has been established which will monitor the implementation of the new policy and provide employees with further guidance. Any enquiries on this issue should, in the first instance, be addressed to the Director of the Research and Commercial Services Office.
As a means of protecting its own and its employees' interests, the University has given consideration to the various ethical, legal, and financial conflicts with which academics might be faced in consequence of their participation in external appointments. As a result, it has devised a set of principles which, it is hoped, will provide constructive guidance for those pursuing consultancies or other entrepreneurial activities to ensure that such activities complement, rather than conflict with, their full-time employment at the University.
In formulating these guidelines on conflict of interest, the University has been conscious that the issues involved are so variable and complex that the creation and enforcement of comprehensive and detailed rules would not be possible. It is also aware that the successful operation of such principles relies substantially on the traditionally high standards of personal integrity of university employees. The University has therefore endeavoured to avoid setting rules and regulations which censor and curtail the activities of its employees and instead has sought to maintain the freedoms to pursue outside appointments currently enjoyed by its employees. It seeks to provide a set of principles based on trust and confidence between employer and employee which are aimed at protecting the individuals and the institution from the adverse consequences which sometimes accompany outside activities.
2 The University is concerned that employees might unknowingly place themselves in situations where conflicts exist; for example, some of the following situations are possible areas for concern with regard to conflict of interest (while not intended to constitute an exhaustive definition):
(a) arrangements by which employees devote significant time to, or receive financial benefits from, outside activities directly or indirectly related to their university responsibilities. Such activities include those which call on general professional expertise and know-how, as well as those requiring more specific skills or knowledge;
(b) payments made or received which are contingent upon the outcome of research;
(c) financial interests in any external organisation with the potential to benefit from the activities of the University;
(d) close personal ties to those with the potential to benefit financially from the activities of the individual or the University.
It is important to stress that there are many other examples and this does not constitute an exhaustive list.
It should also be recognised that senior members of the University have a responsibility to ensure that their external interests should not be allowed to prejudice their dealings with more junior members of staff. Examples of situations in which such conflicts might arise might include the following:
(a) cases in which students or research assistants are undertaking work on projects sponsored by companies in which the Principal Investigator has some financial or other involvement;
(b) cases in which students or research assistants are undertaking work on a project in relation to which the Principal Investigator will receive payments (whether in cash or in kind) made or contingent upon the outcome of the research.
Although situations involving financial gain present the most obvious example of conflicts, there are also issues involving the traditional open dissemination of academic research and issues of education and the exercise of academic freedom, particularly in regard to research findings and intellectual property rights. The phrase `conflict of interest' is used in its wider context in this document.
3 The key means of avoiding conflicts of interest is a sensitivity to the possibility of conflicts, followed by the early disclosure and registration of any outside interests. In the majority of cases near, or potential, conflicts will involve academic members of staff, for whom certain of the following procedures relating to declaration of outside interests exist:
(a) in so far as possible, contracts of employment should contain references relevant aspects to the University's policy on conflicts of interest;
(b) employees will be asked annually whether they are currently involved in any outside activities which might have the potential to lead to conflicts of interest, with respect either to research obligations or to teaching responsibilities. The purpose of this question is not to elicit a formal disclosure of outside interests, but to highlight the necessity for staff to follow the University's guidelines in respect of avoiding conflicts;
(c) a declaration will be sought on the Outside Grant (OG) form in connection with any externally funded research project to the effect that the Principal Investigator does not believe that receipt of the grant will lead to a conflict of interest;
(d) in addition to the above, applications for permission to undertake outside activities (under Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. A, cll. 10 and 11Statutes, 1995, p. 359) will require a statement from individuals to the effect that, to the best of their knowledge, the University's granting of such permission would not lead to a conflict of interest.
4 The University appreciates that, in many cases, employees will be uncertain as to whether outside activities might have potential for conflict. In such cases, formal or informal advice may be sought from the Conflict of Interest Committee. In addition to providing employees with guidance, the committee has the authority to make further enquiries in regard to outside activities and, if necessary, to withhold permission to pursue an outside activity, or to approve the arrangements on such terms as the committee thinks appropriate, although it is expected that the instances which will require the committee to seek to exercise these powers will be extremely uncommon. Enquiries should be directed in the first instance to the Director of the Research Services Office.
5 There are certain individuals on whom, by virtue of their substantial budgetary responsibility and/or executive authority, additional responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest will fall. Such individuals include:
(a) heads of department;
(b) certain senior administrative staff, including departmental administrators and senior officers in the University's central administration;
(c) chairmen of bodies which govern the University's affairs;
(d) directors of wholly owned subsidiary companies of the University.
Holders of such academic and other posts are required to make personal declaration on an annual basis to the Conflict of Interest Committee about any potential conflict of interest they may have within their area of responsibility.
Each session will begin at 9.30 a.m. promptly and will last for about an hour. Twelve places are available on each of the following days:
Tuesday, 8 October
Thursday, 10 October
Friday, 11 October
Tuesday, 15 October
Thursday, 17 October
Friday, 18 October
Tuesday, 22 October
Thursday, 24 October
Friday, 25 October
Tuesday, 29 October
Thursday, 31 October
Friday, 1 November
Readers who wish to attend one of these sessions are asked to book a place by entering their name, college/department address and University Card number (as appropriate) on the list which is available in the Proscholium (Bodleian Library Old Main Entrance Hall) on the south side. Please give your name to the staff at the Main Enquiry Desk in the Lower Reading Room when you attend.
`Making the most of the Bodleian Library' sessions continue throughout the year on Tuesdays and Fridays at the same time. Exact dates are given on the sign-up sheets.
Talks will be taking place in various locations, including the Lower Reading Room and the Lower Camera. Similar talks will take place on a smaller scale in other reading rooms during this week and the week following.
The library is aware that these sessions will cause inconvenience to readers, but believes that it is important to offer library introductions to new students during their first week here.