Notices

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[Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or recurrent entry.]

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APPOINTMENTS BY THE VICE- CHANCELLOR AND PROCTORS

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors, acting under Tit. II, Sect. ix, cl. 4 (d) (Statutes, 1997, p. 17), have made the following appointments:

As a Delegate of Benefices

Until the first day of Michaelmas Term 2000

P.J.M. SOUTHWELL, MA, Wycliffe Hall

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As Curators of the Botanic Garden

For six years from the first day of Michaelmas Term 1998

S.J. GURR, MA, Fellow of Somerville

D.E. OLLESON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Merton

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C.E. STEVENS CLASSICAL TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP 1998

The Scholarship has been awarded to ASHLEY HERN, Christ Church.

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CHARLES OLDHAM CLASSICAL TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIPS 1998

Scholarships have been awarded to the following: FATEMA AHMED, Corpus Christi College

CHRISTIANA ASHER, St Anne's College

BJOERN BECKMANN, Somerville College

LOUISE BOONE, Corpus Christi College

ABBIE CARPENTER, Hertford College

MATTHEW DICK, Worcester College

OLIVER GADNEY, Jesus College

TIMOTHY HARCOURT, Merton College

CHARLOTTE HARRIS, Brasenose College

ELA HARRISON, New College

JAMES LAING, Lincoln College

CHARLOTTE LESLIE, Balliol College

MATTHEW LUBIN, Balliol College

DAMIAN MURPHY, Corpus Christi College

TOBY NEWMAN, University College

THOMAS O'SHEA, Corpus Christi College

PAUL ROBERTS, Merton College

THOMAS ROBINSON, Corpus Christi College

GEORGINA SALMON, Corpus Christi College

JAMES SCRAGG, Lady Margaret Hall

FRANCES SMETHURST, University College

JAMES SMITHIES, St Anne's College

ISABELLE STERBOUL, Somerville College

SOPHIE TOPSFIELD, Corpus Christi College

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GIBBS PRIZES IN PHILOSOPHY AND CLASSICS 1998

Prizes have been awarded to the following: THOMAS CAREY, Corpus Christi College

SAMUEL COULTHARD, Lady Margaret Hall

PATRICK LONG, Merton College

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CORCORAN MEMORIAL PRIZE AND LECTURES 1998

The Corcoran Memorial Prize 1998 has been awarded to MARK MATHIESON, Jesus College.

For details of the Corcoran Memorial Lectures, to be given on Thursday, 25 June, by the prize-winner and Professor A.F.M. Smith (Imperial College, London), see `Lectures' below.

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LAURENCE BINYON PRIZE 1998

The Prize has been awarded to EVANTHIA BABOULA, Lincoln College.

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PAY AWARD FOR NON-CLINICAL ACADEMIC AND ACADEMIC-RELATED STAFF: SETTLEMENT FOR 1998

Council has approved for implementation at Oxford the national pay agreement negotiated by the Universities and Colleges Employers Association for non-clinical academic and academic-related staff. This provides for a phased increase of 3.8 per cent on the rates for salaries and salary scales which took effect from 1 April 1997. An increase of 2 per cent is payable from 1 April 1998 and this will be implemented in the June payroll.

The balance of the award will be payable from 1 October 1998 by a further increase of 1.8 per cent on the pre- April 1998 rates.

Details of the new rates for non-clinical academic and academic-related staff are available to members of Congregation who request them from the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square.

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McDONNELL--PEW CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

A new award from the J.S. McDonnell Foundation, based in the United States of America, will continue to fund the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University from May 1998 for a further five years, ending April 2003. 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. Current and fuller information on the centre is available on the Web at http://www.physiol.ox.ac.uk/mcdp.

The renewed centre offers several forms of support:

---One-year graduate studentships;

---Visiting fellowships, to contribute to the costs of short-term visits from distinguished researchers from overseas;

---Seminar programme;

---Workshops, for the planning of collaborative research;

---Annual Autumn School in Cognitive Neuroscience, mainly for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists;

---Annual Summer School in Connectionist Modelling;

---Network grants, to cover the costs of exchange visits for collaboration with laboratories elsewhere in the world, especially in Europe and North America;

---Research support fund, providing small grants for pilot projects and experience in new techniques;

---Pilot project grants for functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, to enable investigators to start projects at the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB);

---Travel fund, especially for costs of visits to other laboratories or to training courses to learn new techniques.

Support is normally restricted to members of the McDonnell--Pew centre but, in exceptional circumstances, applications from others will be considered.

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: cogneuro@physiol.ox.ac.uk).

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Statistical Consulting Service

The Department of Statistics runs a consultancy service which is available to members of the University. Apart from dealing with brief queries about statistical computing and analyses, the consultancy service is prepared to be involved in long-term projects helping with the design and analyses required. The consulting officer is Dr Mario Cortina Borja (telephone: (2)72597, fax: (2)72595, e-mail: cortina@stats.ox.ac.uk).

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CONCERTS

Music Faculty

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS with the Choir of Christ Church will perform Purcell's anthem `They that go Down to the Sea in Ships', at 6 p.m. on Friday, 26 June, in Christ Church (Christ Church Founder's Day service; free admission).

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Concert life in eighteenth-century Britain

In connection with this symposium (see `Lectures' below), Peter Holman will direct a concert on Saturday, 4 July, entitled `English Classical Orchestral Music', and Timothy Roberts will direct a concert on Sunday, 5 July, entitled `Invocation'. The concerts will be open to the public.

Full details may be obtained from the Administrator, the Faculty of Music, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DB (telephone: Oxford (2)76125, e-mail: humaira.erfan-ahmed@music.ox.ac.uk).