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DALE BRIAN WIGLEY, MA (B.SC. York, PH.D. Bristol), Fellow of Lincoln College and University Lecturer in Molecular Biophysics, has been appointed to the readership with effect from 1 October 1997.

Dr Wigley will remain a Fellow of Lincoln College.

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Sheldonian Theatre

On the occasion of the Encaenia to be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday, 25 June, the Curators of the Theatre propose to allot seats as follows to those who make application (subject to availability):

(a) One Visitor's ticket each to Heads of Houses, Canons of Christ Church, members of the Hebdomadal Council, and certain other persons holding official positions in the University;

(b) One Visitor's Ticket to each Professor;

(c) One ticket to holders of the Degrees of Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, Letters, Philosophy, and Studies, Magister Juris, and Bachelor of Divinity, Civil Law, Medicine, Music, Letters, Science, and Philosophy.

Applications for tickets in the above categories must be made not later than Monday, 16 June, to:

The Head Clerk
University Offices
Wellington Square
Oxford OX1 2JD

Tickets for holders of the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art, and Theology, Master of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Engineering, and for visitors and members of the University who have not been admitted to any degree will be distributed through college authorities, and all applications for them should be made to the college authorities and not to the Head Clerk.

The gates and entrances to the Theatre will be opened at 10.45 a.m. and the proceedings will begin at 11.30 a.m. Holders of tickets are requested to be in their places inside the Theatre by 11.15 a.m. Instructions as to entrances are printed on the tickets.

All members of the University are required to wear subfusc and full academic dress. Doctors will wear their robes and other graduates their hoods.

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An award from the McDonnell--Pew Program in Cognitive Neuroscience, based in the United States of America, has funded the establishment of a Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University. It started in 1990 and is currently funded until the end of 1997. The centre links work on many aspects of brain research relevant to human cognition in several departments at Oxford and other institutions.

The McDonnell--Pew Centre encourages work in all areas of cognitive neuroscience across all relevant disciplines and embraces research on experimental, theoretical, and clinical studies of perceptual analysis, memory, language, and motor control, including philosophical approaches to cognition.

The centre offers several forms of support:

Anyone wishing to join the mailing list of the centre should contact Harriet Fishman, Administrative Secretary, McDonnell--Pew Secretariat, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: Oxford (2)72497, e-mail:

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The next meeting of the Women Tutors' Group will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 June, in St Giles' House, St John's College.

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St John's College and Colin Carr

The following chamber music concerts will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium (entrance from Parks Road), St John's College. Tickets, which are required for admission, are free, and will be available one week in advance from the Porters' Lodge.

Thur. 5 June: Violin and piano works by Szymanowski, Ysaÿe, Bartok, and Brahms. (Tickets available from 29 May)

Thur. 19 June: a programme including cello and piano works by Schubert and Britten. (Tickets available from 12 June)