Notices

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BRISTOL-MYERS PRIZE IN CARDIOLOGY 1997

The Prize has been awarded to PARASHKEV CHOUDOMIROV NACHEV, Christ Church.

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JOHN POTTER ESSAY PRIZE 1997

The Prize has been awarded to STEPHEN PAUL HOOLE, Christ Church.

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NUCLEAR ELECTRIC PRIZE IN MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AND NUMERICAL ANALYSIS 1997

The Prize has been awarded to KATHRYN HARRIMAN, St Anne's College.

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COMPOSITION OF AN ELECTORAL BOARD

The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

                                         Appointed by

Laudian Professorship of Arabic

The Provost of Oriel (Chairman)  Mr Vice-Chancellor[1]
The President of St John's                ex officio
Professor P. Crone                        Council
Professor Dr R. Jacobi                    General Board
Professor A.P. Hamori                     General Board
Professor A. Jones                        Oriental Studies Board
Mr D.S. Richards                          Oriental Studies Board
Dr C.F. Robinson                          Oriental Studies Board
Dr R. Ostle                               St John's College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Tit. IX, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 63).

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REVIEW OF ARCHAEOLOGY

As part of its programme of regular reviews of departments and faculties, the General Board has established a committee to review Archaeology. The members of the Review Committee are:

Dr R.C.S. Walker (Chairman), Magdalen
Dr C. Gosden, St Cross
Professor G. Barker, University of Leicester
Professor M. Jones, University of Cambridge
Professor K. Randsborg, University of Copenhagen
Professor S.J. Shennan, University College, London

The terms of reference of the review committee are as follows:

(a) to consider the management, means, and quality of teaching in archaeology and its future development; to assess the quality of research in archaeology and the balance between graduate and undergraduate teaching on the one hand and research on the other in the light of international standards of excellence;

(b) to consider the conduct, rigour, and content (in relation to the syllabus) of examinations at all levels;

(c) to review the organisational and managerial structure within which archaeology is at present practised at Oxford (in the context of the recent decisions on faculty structure), including such matters as academic and non-academic staff needs; development and recruitment; accommodation and future space requirements; the relationship between archaeology, associated units, and cognate disciplines;

(d) to make recommendations, bearing in mind the resource limitations on the University, and possible ways of raising the funds needed to implement them if appropriate.

The committee would be glad to receive any written submissions on matters falling within its terms of reference. Submissions should be sent either to the Secretary to the Review Committee, Miss E. Wilson, at the University Offices, Wellington Square, or to Dr Walker at Magdalen College, by 24 October.

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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES

Chinese Classes for members of the University

Non-intensive classes in Chinese at beginner and intermediate levels, for members of the University, will be held at the following times in the Oriental Institute: beginners, Monday 5–6 p.m., Lecture Room 1; intermediate, Wednesday 5–6 p.m., Lecture Room 2. The tutor will be Song Yang, Instructor in Chinese, the Institute for Chinese Studies.

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MUSIC FACULTY LIBRARY

Temporary change to opening hours

Due to staff shortages the Music Faculty Library will be open at following times during Michaelmas Term, until further notice: Monday–Friday, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–5.30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Any inconvenience to library users is regretted.

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OXFORD LIBRARIES INTERNET GATEWAY

On Monday, 6 October, the Bodleian Library's BARD service (Bodleian Access to Remote Databases) was withdrawn, and replaced by the Oxford Libraries Internet Gateway. The URL for the new service is: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/olig/.

Users should amend any HTML links and any printed notices, and withdraw any remaining leaflets about BARD.

Instead of attempting to provide its own comprehensive guidance to the Internet, the new service will concentrate on directing users to major services provided on the Internet by providers funded to supply such services. The new Gateway has four main areas:

The Internet by subject: points to mediated resources for sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.

The Internet by keyword: points to Alta Vista as the best general search engine, and to Yahoo UK and Ireland for local searches.

The Internet by location: points to the official W3 list of servers, and to the Wolverhampton- bases service for the UK.

Library catalogues: points to the Hytelnet and Webcats services.

In addition, there are direct links to the major bibliographical services BIDS, FirstSearch, and Eureka/ESTC, and to the British Library and CURL OPACs.