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The Prize has been awarded to MS ELIZABETH HODSON, St Catherine's College.

Proxime accessit: DR LISA WALKER, Magdalen College.

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The Prize for distinguished work in Spanish has been awarded to ALEXANDRA WOODS, Queen's College.

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The composition of the electoral boards to the posts below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, are as follows:

                                      Appointed by

Goldsmiths' Professorship of
English Literature

The President of Corpus Christi       Mr Vice-Chancellor[1]
The Warden of New College             ex offico
Professor C.B. Ricks                  Council
Professor G. Beer                     General Board
Professor M. Wood                     General Board
Dr M.S. Butler                        English Board
Professor J. Carey                    English Board
Professor J.H. Stallworthy            English Board
Professor A.D. Nuttall                English Board

Professorship of Mathematics and its

The Provost of Oriel                  Mr Vice-Chancellor[1]
The Principal of Mansfield            ex officio
Professor A. Friedman                 Council
Professor W. Jäger                    General Board
Professor J.T. Stuart                 General Board
Professor J.M. Ball                   Mathematical
                                         Sciences Board
Professor J.M. Brady                  Mathematical
                                         Sciences Board
Professor L.N. Trefethen              Mathematical
                                         Sciences Board
Dr J. Dyson                           Mansfield College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Tit. IX, Sect. iii, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 67).

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From time to time the attention of the University is drawn to individual cases of financial hardship among widows of former members of the Federated Superannuation System for Universities (FSSU) and the University of Oxford Employees Pension Scheme (EPS). Limited resources are available to alleviate proven cases of hardship and any enquiry should be addressed to the Superannuation Officer, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. All cases are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

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2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB

Isis Innovation, a wholly-owned company of the University, was established in 1988. The company has been formed to exploit know-how arising out of research funded by the UK Government through the Research Councils and funded by other bodies where the rights are not tied. The function of the company is to ensure that the results of research bring rewards to Oxford, and to the inventors, who are given a financial incentive for exploitation.

Isis seeks licensees willing to pay lump sums and/or royalties for the use of know-how arising out of research. Isis also exploits the intellectual property of the University by setting up individual companies using venture capital or development capital funds.

Isis' services are also available to individuals who wish to exploit the results of research supported by non-Research Council sources, when there are no prior conditions on the handling of the intellectual property rights. Isis Innovation has at its disposal a small pre-seedcorn fund for paying the costs of protecting intellectual property rights and for taking work to a stage where its potential can be assessed.

Isis finds industrial partners to ensure that new ideas can be developed for market requirements. The company has established the Oxford Innovation Society for major industrial companies, so that they can have a window on Oxford technology and an opportunity to license and invest where appropriate.

A brochure explaining Isis' activities is available. Please contact the above address, or the telephone and fax numbers given below.

Members of the University should contact the Managing Director if they wish to take advantage of the services that Isis provides. (Telephone: (2)72411; fax: (2)72412.)

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Workshop: Orpheus in Oxford

A workshop of music based on the Greek myth by Oxford student composers and played by musicians of the Oxford Festival Ensemble, with Jane Manning (soprano) and Stefan Asbury (conductor), will be held on Friday, 24 October, 2–5 p.m., in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The event is free of charge and open to members of the public.

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The library of the Maison Française is a study and information centre for students and teachers of French, and for all those interested in French culture and society.

It has a wide range of books (41,000 volumes), periodicals (including Le Monde and Libération), a selection of cassettes, records, and videos, and Dossiers de presse (up-to-date cuttings from the French press) on various contemporary topics such as the environment, education, and immigration. The social sciences section is currently undergoing expansion.

All members of the University are welcome to join the library and take advantage of these resources. Subscription fees for the academic year are: books £2.50, cassettes £2.50, videos £20.

The library is open Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m.

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