Notices

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

On the recommendation of the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum, the General Board has appointed P.R.S. MOOREY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wolfson and Keeper of the Department of Antiquities, Acting Director of the Ashmolean Museum for the period from 1 October 1997 until 30 September 1998 or until a new Director takes up post, whichever is the sooner.

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PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

On the recommendation of the Committee for the Pitt Rivers Museum, the General Board has appointed C. GOSDEN, MA, Fellow of St Cross, Curator of the Pitt Rivers Museum and University Lecturer in Prehistory, Acting Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum for Michaelmas Term 1997.

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L.J. WITTS PRIZE IN HAEMATOLOGY OR GASTROENTEROLOGY 1996–7

The Prize has been awarded to STUART FERNIE MUCKLOW, Christ Church.

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REVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY

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 R.J. Cashmore to review the Department of Physiology. The terms of reference for the review are as follows:

(a) To review the teaching and research activities of the Department of Physiology having regard to international standards of excellence, and the future direction these activities might be expected to take, in particular with regard to possible expansion in medical student numbers to 150 per year.

(b) To review the relationship of the department with other relevant departments in the Science Area and in the Clinical School, taking account of current discussions about the possibility of a more integrated Medical School.

(c) To consider any changes which might be desirable in the organisation and administrative arrangements in the department.

(d) In consultation with the University Surveyor, to review matters relating to existing accommodation and future space needs of the department.

(e) To make recommendations bearing in mind constraints on the level of resources likely to be available.

Members of the University who wish to contribute to the review are asked to forward their submission by Friday, 7 November, in writing or by e-mail, to the secretary of the review committee, Dr D.E.H. Bryan, Medical School Office, Level 3, the John Radcliffe (e-mail: David.Bryan@medschool.ox.ac.uk).

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UNIVERSITIES SUPERANNUATION SCHEME

Report and Accounts for the year to 31 March 1997

The Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 1997 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 will be distributed in the next few weeks 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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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, 13 October.

For further details, and to register, contact the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street (first floor), Oxford OX1 2AR (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

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, 17 October, at 5 p.m.

For further details, and to register, contact Dr Basil Mustafa, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE AND COLIN CARR

THE BRENTANO QUARTET will perform the following at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College: Haydn, op. 77, no. 1; Gyorgy Kurtag, op. 28; Mendelssohn, op. 44, no. 2. Admission is by tickets, which will be free and available one week in advance from the Porters' Lodge.

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Disruption in central Bodleian Reading Rooms during Induction Week

Readers are warned that there will be considerable disruption in certain reading rooms in the central Bodleian during induction week. Throughout the three days Wednesday, 8 October, to Friday, 10 October, library staff will be engaged in taking groups of new undergraduates round different parts of the library and giving them introductory talks in reading rooms.

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.