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SLADE PROFESSORSHIP OF FINE ART

JOSEPH CONNORS (AB Boston, BA Cambridge, PH.D. Harvard), Professor, Columbia University, New York, has been appointed to the professorship for the academic year 1998–9.

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HEADSHIP OF THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANT SCIENCES

On the recommendation of the Biological Sciences Board and the General Board, Council has assigned the department to C.J. LEAVER, MA, Fellow of St John's College and Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Sciences, for a period of five years from 1 October 1998.

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KOLKHORST EXHIBITION

A Kolkhorst Exhibition has been awarded to BENJAMIN WILSON, Keble College.

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UNIVERSITY OFFICES: PAPERS RECEIVED

The following documents on matters of general interest with regard to Higher Education policy, funding, or other significant developments have recently been received within the University Offices. If any member of Congregation would wish to have a copy of any of these documents, he or she should apply to the office of the Deputy Registrar (Administration) (telephone: (2)70003). Where relevant an Internet reference is also given.

CVCP Higher Education Pay and Prices Index January–July 1997. (This is the third issue of the new Higher Education Pay and Prices Index (HEPPI), which has replaced the Universities Pay and Prices Index (UPPI). The index illustrates the real changes in university costs and has risen by 3.3 per cent over the six months to July 1997 compared with a rise of 2 per cent in the RPI. The corresponding annual figures are 3.8 per cent and 3.1 per cent respectively. The rise in HEPPI is largely attributable to pay rises relating to two years, many of which were paid in this period.)

HEFCE Response to the Dearing Report. Also available on http://www.niss.ac.uk/education/hefce/pub97/ml18.97.htm/.

HEFCE Consultation Document on Research Assessment. (This seeks comments by 13 March 1998 on how the funding bodies for Higher Education in the United Kingdom should assess the quality of research in Higher Education institutions. The document will be referred by the General Board to all faculty boards and relevant bodies for comment by 2 February, in the light of which the University's reply will be co-ordinated by the General Board.) Also available at http://www.hefce.ac.uk.

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Exhibitions now open

Fire and Art: a student exhibition on the recreational and medical applications of electricity in the eighteenth century (until 14 February)

Epact: a small exhibition illustrating current collaborative work between European museums on their collections of mathematical instruments to 1600 (until 14 February)

The Museum is open Tuesday–Saturday, 12 noon–4 p.m. Information and on-line exhibitions can be found at the Museum's Web site: http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/.