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UNIVERSITY PREACHERS

Michaelmas Term 1997

Thursday, 9 October, at 8 a.m. THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN BARTON, Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of the Holy Scripture, Fellow of Oriel College, Emeritus Fellow of St Cross College, Celebrant, Holy Communion (Latin). At St Mary's.

Sunday, 12 October, at 10 a.m. THE REVD DR NICHOLAS SAGOVSKY, William Leech Professorial Fellow, University of Newcastle upon Tyne. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 19 October, at 10 a.m. HMI ROSEMARY PEACOCKE. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 26 October, at 10 a.m. THE VERY REVD CANON ROBERT JEFFERY, Sub-Dean and Canon of Christ Church. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 2 November, at 10 a.m. THE REVD DR GRAHAM TOMLIN, Tutor in Historical Theology and Director of Evangelism, Wycliffe Hall. At Jesus College.

Sunday, 9 November, at 10 a.m. THE REVD DR ALAN TORRANCE, Director of the Research Institute in Systematic Theology and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies, King's College, London. (Remembrance Sunday.) At St Mary's.

Tuesday, 11 November, at 10.30 a.m. (THE VEN. FRANK WESTON, Archdeacon of Oxford, Canon of Christ Church.) (Court Sermon. The Learned and Honourable High Court Judges will attend this Sermon.) At the Cathedral.

Sunday, 16 November, at 10 a.m. THE REVD DR JOHN PLATT, Chaplain and Senior Research Fellow of Pembroke College. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 23 November, at 10 a.m. DR RALPH WALKER, CUF Lecturer in Philosophy, Fellow of Magdalen College. (Sermon on the Sin of Pride.) At St Mary's.

Sunday, 30 November, at 10 a.m. THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR JOHN WEBSTER, Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity, Canon of Christ Church. (Advent Sermon.) At the Cathedral.

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STATUTE APPROVED BY THE COUNSELLORS OF STATE IN COUNCIL

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 26 June 1997 the Counsellors of State in Council, acting under powers delegated to them by Her Majesty, were pleased to approve the Statute modifying the subject upon which the Macbride Sermon is preached, printed in GAZETTE, Vol. 127, p. 247 (approved by Congregation, p. 284).

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STATUTES APPROVED BY HER MAJESTY IN COUNCIL

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 22 July 1997 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the Statutes (1) concerning the Lyell Bequest, and (2) merging the Mike Soper Bursary Fund and the Heygate–Soper Prize Fund, printed in GAZETTE, Vol. 126, p. 1086 and Vol. 127, p. 593 (approved by Congregation, Vol. 126, p. 1122, and Vol. 127, p. 646).

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ORISHA STUDENTSHIP 1997

The Studentship has been awarded to M.A. KUOL, St Antony's College.

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PUSEY AND ELLERTON SENIOR PRIZE

A Senior Prize has been awarded to STEWART F. WARDELL, Ripon College, for best performance in the Biblical Hebrew paper of the Final Honour School of Theology.

Proxime accessit: JAMIE L. EVANS, Keble College.

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PASSMORE EDWARDS PRIZE (HONOUR MODERATIONS) 1997

The Prize has been awarded to HELEN EASTMAN, Corpus Christi College.

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GEORGE HUMPHREY PRIZE 1997

The Examiners in the Honour School of Experimental Psychology have awarded the Prize for the best overall performance in Psychology to MS HEIDI JOHANSEN-BERG, St Edmund Hall.

The Prize for the best research paper (paper 15) has been awarded to BODO MAASS, St Hugh's College.

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SENIOR MATHEMATICAL PRIZE 1997

The Senior Mathematical Prize and Johnson University Prize have been awarded to RANKO SLOBADAN LAZIC, Merton College.

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KIRK-GREENE PRIZE IN MODERN AFRICAN HISTORY 1997

The Prize has been awarded to DOMINIC SANDBROOK, Balliol College.

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H.W.C. DAVIS PRIZE 1997

The Prize has been awarded to IAIN LUNT, University College.

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ARNOLD MODERN HISTORY PRIZE 1997

The Prize has been awarded jointly to NICHOLAS E. KARN, St Edmund Hall, and WILLIAM H. WHYTE, Wadham College.

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HENRY WILDE PRIZE IN PHILOSOPHY 1997

The Prize has been awarded jointly to ANDREW D. MORRISON, Queen's College, and EDWARD GRAY, St Hugh's College.

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MRS CLAUDE BEDDINGTON ENGLISH LITERATURE PRIZE 1997

The Prize, for performance in Moderations, has been awarded to OLIVER HERFORD, Corpus Christi College.

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JOHN STALLWORTHY PRIZE IN OBSTETRICS 1997

The Prize has been awarded to MISS LAURA A. ROBINSON, Exeter College.

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PETER BEACONSFIELD PRIZE 1997

The Prize has been awarded to HENRY STAINES, Wadham College.

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GLADSTONE MEMORIAL ESSAY PRIZE 1997

The Prize has been awarded to JAMES TILLEY, Christ Church.

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RAMON SILVA PRIZE IN SPOKEN SPANISH 1997

The Prize has been awarded jointly to SAMUEL J.L. GREGORY, St John's College, and NEIL J. TYLER, St Edmund Hall.

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PRIZES IN BACHELOR OF CIVIL LAW AND MAGISTER JURIS IN EUROPEAN AND COMPARATIVE LAW 1997

Vinerian Scholarship: ANN C. BUCKINGHAM, Magdalen College

Rupert Cross Prize (best performance in Evidence): FRANK A. SNYCKERS, Balliol College

John Morris Prize (best performance in Conflict of Laws): TIMOTHY G. NELSON, University College

Herbert Hart Prize (best performance in Jurisprudence and Political Theory): FRANK A. SNYCKERS, Balliol College

Clifford Chance Prize (best performance in the Magister Juris): FROUKE HEUS, Keble College

Monckton Chambers Prize (best performance in Competition Law): DOUGLAS M. CLARKE, St Edmund Hall

Simms Prize (best performance in Crime, Justice, and the Penal System) (joint award): ROSALIND J. PHELPS and JAMES H. ROE, both of Pembroke College

Allen & Overy Prizes

Prize for best performance in Corporate Finance Law: ANGELA CIVITELLA, St Hugh's College

Prize for best performance in Corporate Insolvency Law: ANGELA CIVITELLA, St Hugh's College

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HONOUR SCHOOL OF JURISPRUDENCE: PRIZES 1997

Martin Wronker Prize (best overall performance): JAMES S. CUTRESS, Worcester College

Proxime accesserunt: STEPHEN W. TUDWAY, Christ Church, and MELISSA M.Y. WANG, Worcester College

Prizes from the Martin Wronker Fund (for best performance in the following papers):

Jurisprudence: GRAHAM. A. CHAPMAN, Oriel College
Tort: SARAH J.E. HAREN, University College
Land Law: EDMUND G.R. KING, Balliol College
Trusts: JAMES S. CUTRESS, Worcester College
Administrative Law: JACK FERRO, Balliol College

Prizes from law firms

Slaughter and May Prize (best performance in Contract): STEPHEN W. TUDWAY, Christ Church

Richards Butler Prize (best performance in International Trade): TOBY S.G. GRIMSTONE, Merton College

Norton Rose Prize (best performance in Company Law): BRYAN X.W. CHAN, St Benet's Hall

Field Fisher Waterhouse Prize (best performance in EU Law): JAMES S. CUTRESS, Worcester College

Littleton Chambers Prize (best performance in Labour Law): ALYSON R.G. KING, Brasenose College

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HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE: PRIZES 1997

Maurice Lubbock Prize (best performance in Engineering Science): RALPH T. CHAMBERLAIN, Lincoln College

Edgell Sheppee Prize (excellent performance in Engineering Science): MARK P. ROBERTS, St Catherine's College

Edgell Sheppee Prize (laboratory work): JAMES R. HURRION, Queen's College

ICE Prize (best performance in Civil Engineering) (joint award): HUNG-BUN LEE, Wadham College, and NIKO CHRISTIAN LUTENER, St Edmund Hall

IEE Prize (best performance in Electrical Engineering): CHUN CHENG TEO, St Edmund Hall

Dr P.M. Schuftan Memorial Prize (best project in Chemical Engineering): JAMES N. BOON, Pembroke College

I.Mech.E. Prize (best project in Mechanical Engineering): MARK P. ROBERTS, St Catherine's College

Unilever Prize (best control project): GARETH J. DAVIES, Lincoln College

Unipart Industries Prize (best performance in Production Engineering paper): NIKO CHRISTIAN LUTENER, St Edmund Hall

Motz Prize (best fourth-year project in Electrical Engineering): EMILY A. COLEMAN, Somerville College

Ronald Victor Janson Prize (best third- /fourth-year project in Electronic Communications) (joint award): ROBERT D. WESTWICK, St John's College, and WE W. THANG, Trinity College

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HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING SCIENCE: PRIZES 1997

Maurice Lubbock Prize (best performance in ECS): YAN K. LIU, Wadham College

Smith Associates Prize (best Part I Project): CHI-SHING P. KWAN, Wadham College

Smith Associates Prize (best Part II Project): KELVIN WONG,St Hugh's College

Smith Associates Prize (best performance in the Computing Science papers): NICHOLAS H. MCGROGAN, New College

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HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, ECONOMICS, AND MANAGEMENT: PRIZES 1997

Maurice Lubbock Prize (best performance in EEM): PETER J.W. SMITH, Magdalen College

Coopers & Lybrand Prize (Economics): RENATA L. DIONELLO, Hertford College

Pilkington EEM Project Prize: D. GARETH REES, Corpus Christi College

Dan Gowler Prize (Organisational Behaviour and Industrial Relations): WING H. CHAN, Wadham College

I.Chem.E. Prize (performance in Chemical Engineering): VIJAY K. MISTRY, Lincoln College

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HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING MATERIALS: PRIZE 1997

Maurice Lubbock Prize (best performance in EMS): K.V. TAYLOR, Exeter College

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PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION IN ENGINEERING SCIENCE: PRIZES 1997

Carnaud Metal Box Packaging Prize (best performance in Prelims): HOI Y.C. LUK, Trinity College

Shell Prize (outstanding performance in the Preliminary Examinations) (joint award): JOHN H.W. ENTHOVEN, New College, and WILLIAM G. CHU, University College

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UNILEVER PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY PRACTICAL PRIZES 1996–7

Third Year

MS JOANNE E. BENNETT, Worcester College
RICHARD M. BROOKES, Worcester College
MS ZOE A. HUGHES-THOMAS, University College
HON WAI LAM, Jesus College
PETER B. MILLS, Lincoln College
DUNCAN A.B. MORTIMER, St John's College

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OXFORD TRANSPORT STRATEGY: CENTRAL AREA ACCESS AND PARKING PROPOSALS

Public inquiry

The University has received notification from Oxford City Council that the public inquiry into the central area access and parking proposals associated with the Oxford Transport Strategy will commence on Tuesday, 27 January 1998, and will be held in the Town Hall, St Aldate's. The inquiry is expected to last about three weeks. The University and a number of colleges are intending to be represented at the inquiry.

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APPOINTMENT OF REGISTRAR

The University invites applications for the post of Registrar to succeed Dr A.J. Dorey, who is to retire in March 1998.

The Registrar is primarily responsible for the management and development of the University's central administrative services and staff (some 190 academic- related staff and 220 clerical and other staff) and for the provision of strategic policy advice to the Vice- Chancellor and to the University's principal executive and policy-making body, Hebdomadal Council. The promotion and management of good communication, both internally between the colleges, faculties, departments, and administrative service, and externally, not least with the funding bodies, will also be a key feature of the role.

Candidates will have exceptional analytical and managerial skills allied to a track record in senior management plus the ability to manage communications across a variety of constituencies. Experience of higher education will be an advantage but, at the least, candidates must demonstrate an understanding of the issues and policies presently affecting the sector.

Individuals interested in discussing, in complete confidence, their own possible candidacy are invited to contact either Louisa Stewart or Dr Gavin Mackenzie at Saxton Bampfylde International PLC on 0171-799 1433 by 10 October.

The University is an equal opportunities employer.

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARDS

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

                                             Appointed by

Savilian Professorship of Astronomy

The Principal, St Hilda's College       Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Warden, New College                 ex officio
Dr S.C. Wolff                           Council
Professor R.D. Davies                   General Board
Professor S.D.M. White                  General Board
Professor R.J. Cashmore                 Physical Sciences Board
Professor J.J. Binney                   Physical Sciences Board
Dr G. Smith                             Physical Sciences Board
Professor D. Sherrington                New College



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Reuters Professorship of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Mr Vice-Chancellor ex officio The Master of St Peter's ex officio The Hon. Mr Justice Laddie Council Mr S.A. Yencken Council [2] Professor W.R. Cornish General Board Professor C. Tapper Board of Faculty of Law Professor D. Wyatt Board of Faculty of Law Mrs S. Bright Board of Faculty of Law Dr C. Greenhalgh St Peter's College

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Professorship of Transplantation The Master of St Cross Mr Vice-Chancellor [1] Professor R.I. Lechler Council Professor R.F.M. Wood General Board Professor J.W. Fabre General Board Professor Sir Peter Morris ex officio Professor A.J. McMichael Clinical Medicine Board Dr C. Bunch Oxfordshire Health Authority Authority Mr B.J. Britton Green College Miss L.J. Hands Green College
[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Tit. IX, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 63).

[2] After consultation with the Reuter Foundation.

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REVIEW OF THE EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES CENTRE

When it set up the ETRC in 1992 the General Board decided that it should be reviewed after several years in operation. Accordingly, a review is to be held in Michaelmas Term 1997.

The General Board has set up a review committee, chaired by Professor Barry Cunliffe, with the following terms of reference: to review the range of services offered by the ETRC, its role with regard to the services offered by other similar units (such as the Department of Medical Illustration) and the resources provided to it; to review management arrangements for the ETRC and the organisational structure into which it fits; to consider the future role of the ETRC in relation to technological support for teaching and other activities; and to make recommendations, bearing in mind, where there are financial implications, the level of resources likely to be available, and possible ways of raising the funds needed to implement them if appropriate.

The review committee would welcome comments on any matter within its remit, if possible by Friday, 24 October. They may be sent to either Professor B.W. Cunliffe, Institute of Archaeology, or the Secretary to the Review Committee, Catherine Godman, at the University Offices.

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REVIEW OF SOCIOLOGY

As recommended by the General Board's review of the Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Research in 1996, the General Board has appointed a committee to review Sociology. Its terms of reference are: `To consider the internal organisation of sociology and its future development in the collegiate university and to make recommendations on changes, bearing in mind the financial constraints under which the University operates.'

The members of the review committee are:

The Warden of Wadham College (Chairman)
Dr D.A. Coleman, Chairman, Sub-faculty of Sociology
Dr D.A. Gambetta, All Souls College
Professor A.F. Heath, Nuffield College
Professor P. Hedström, University of Stockholm
Professor R.G. Hood, Centre for Criminological Research
Dr G. Marshall, Nuffield College
Dr M.F.E. Philp, Chairman, Social Studies Board
Lord Runciman

The committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference, to be sent to the secretary to the review committee, Mr C.M.M. Shaw, University Offices, by Sunday, 19 October.

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COMPUTING SERVICES

Network Server Management Service

The Network Server Management Service (NSMS) was established in 1995 to meet a growing demand in departments and colleges for managed client/server networks. The service draws on the expertise that OUCS staff have with PCs, Macintoshes and networks, particularly Novell Netware 3.12 and 4.11 servers. NSMS staff are able to set up, update, and troubleshoot Novell Netware servers, supporting Windows, Windows 95, Windows NT, DOS and Macintosh applications and printing services, on a departmental or college network. The service must be charged for, but the Computing Service's experience and familiarity with the University network environment means that the charges are much less than typical alternatives. The NSMS staff work closely with existing IT staff within the department or college, and, by taking on responsibility for the server, free them to deal with other pressing issues such as training and database development.

User Accounts and Filestore

Anyone, whether fellow, staff or student, may be given an account on the server (subject to constraints decided on by the institution owning the server). An account provides each individual with controlled access to software held on the server and secure storage for files which are backed up nightly, and archived once a month. Subject to the agreement of the institution, account names are normally chosen automatically to be the same as those already allocated to the institution's users by OUCS.

Each user may customise his/her Windows desktop, and add his or her own programs as well (subject to approval). The use of individual accounts means PCs may be shared between different users. One of the main benefits of using individual accounts is that problems are normally isolated to one user's account and do not prevent others from using the computer. If a user corrupts his or her Windows settings, he or she can simply choose to reset them to an original configuration from the server, allowing work to continue.


Print Services

Print charges can be recorded automatically for each user, dispensing with the need for awkward print-card systems. Once a term, print charges can be added to the battels, and limits can be placed on any, or all, accounts if required, to prevent users from accumulating excessively large charges.

Technical Support

Support is available by telephone or e-mail, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., from a team of specialists in Novell Netware servers (except for Bank Holidays and the Christmas holiday period). Problems can be expected to be resolved rapidly, and help is available to identify whether they are hardware-, system software-, or Windows-related. Basic guidelines on how to configure PCs and Macintoshes are provided, and configurations for more complex systems can be established.

Data Backup

A daily overnight incremental backup to the Hierarchical File Server is a standard part of the service, along with a monthly archive, providing a high degree of data security.

Data Recovery Service

In the event that a server stops operating, an NSMS technician will respond to a report within four working hours. If the problem is not hardware-related, resolution of the fault will start immediately, and, if necessary, the server will be restored using the latest techniques and equipment. If the fault is caused by a hardware failure, the NSMS will co-ordinate with the University Maintenance Engineer to begin restoring the server the moment the hardware fault is repaired. In the unlikely event that a hardware fault is not repaired immediately, NSMS will endeavour to find a temporary replacement until the original system is fully operational. In the coming months, NSMS is also planning to provide servers for real-time backups of Security and User information to decrease recovery time even more.

Security

The Novell Netware network operating system is renowned for its high level of in-built security. Access to files and services on the server is restricted by username, but it can also be restricted according to machine. Access to staff files, for example, can be restricted to members of staff using staff computers; the same members of staff would not be able to access the secure files from a computer outside of the staff offices. Access to printing services and applications can be limited in the same manner.

Anti-virus software is installed and used regularly to minimise the risks of computer virus infections on workstations which use the servers managed by NSMS.

Licence management software is normally installed so that the number of application licences can be kept to a minimum whilst assurances can be given to auditors that licence numbers are not being exceeded.


System Integrity and Updates

All system software is kept in line with Novell's latest releases and NSMS staff are informed of new updates by regular reports from Novell's UK Technical Support Centre. Anti-virus programs and software that are free within the University, such as Netscape and Simeon e-mail, are updated regularly. Other applications requiring licences, such as Microsoft Office, are updated at the request of the department or college.

Further Information

Further information about this service can be obtained by contacting David Rischmiller at the Computing Services (telephone: (2)73200, e-mail: david.rischmiller@oucs.ox.ac.uk).

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Introductory sessions

Making the most of the Bodleian Library: a guide to the central Bodleian facilities and services

Sessions designed to enable graduate students, academic staff, others of a similar status, and readers without any institutional affiliation, to make the most of the Bodleian Library, will be offered during October. Sessions cover the use of the Central Bodleian Library, including use of the catalogues and procedures for locating and obtaining material and a guide to reference material. They take the form of a tour of the Lower Reading Room Catalogue and General Reference Section in the Central Bodleian Library, so that participants can be shown material in context.

Each session will begin at 9.30 a.m. promptly and will last for about an hour. Twelve places are available on each of the following dates in October: 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30, and 31.

Readers who wish to attend one of these sessions are asked to book a place by entering their name, college/department address and University Card number (as appropriate) on the list which is available on the Proscholium (Bodleian Library Old LIbrary Entrance Hall) on the south side. Please give your name to the staff at the Main Enquiry Desk in the Lower Reading Room when you attend.

`Making the most of the Bodleian Library' sessions continue throughout most of the year on Tuesdays and Fridays at the same time. Exact dates are given on the sign-up sheets.

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