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Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 July 1996

The Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 July 1996 has now been published and copies may be obtained on application to the Secretary to the Trustees at the University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70154).

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Intensive German courses for archaeologists

A week of intensive German courses for archaeologists, for beginners and intermediate learners, will be offered in the Institute of Archaeology in week nine of Hilary Term (16–20 March). Those wishing to attend should register as soon as possible with the Receptionist at the Institute (telephone: (2)78240), giving details of name, college, contact number, and desired course. The course tutor will be Gertrud Seidmann, Research Associate, Institute of Archaeology.

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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 andor 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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The next meeting of the Women Tutors' Group will be at 12.45 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in the Savile Room, Merton College. Those attending should bring their own lunch. Louise Braddock will speak on `flexible careers', and there will be a discussion on the topic `North Commission: the way forward?'

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Gibbs Prizes in Philosophy, of up to £100 each, will be awarded for outstanding performance in the Philosophy papers in each of the seven joint Honour Schools involving Philosophy (Literae Humaniores; Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology; Mathematics and Philosophy; Physics and Philosophy; Philosophy and Modern Languages; and Philosophy and Theology). The examiners shall have the power to make proxime accesserunt awards for meritorious work. No candidate shall be awarded both a Henry Wilde Prize and a Gibbs Prize in the same examination.

Candidates achieving a first-class result in Honour Moderations in Classics, Classics and English, Classics and Modern Languages, and Ancient and Modern History who wish to undertake travel or research may also apply for prizes. Eligible candidates should apply to the Committee for the Oldham Scholarships, the C.E. Stevens Studentship, and the Sunderland Fund. Applications must be submitted by 13 March. Enquiries should be addressed to Mrs Jennifer Thompson, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70202).

Candidates for the Gibbs Prizes must be members of the University who, at the time of taking the examination on which the prizes are awarded, have not exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation.

Details of the Gibbs Prizes in other subjects will be published separately in the Gazette during Hilary Term.

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Faculty of Music

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET will perform Haydn's Quartet in D, op., 71, no. 2, Bartók's Sixth Quartet, and Beethoven's Quartet in F minor, op. 95, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 March, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets, costing £8 (£6/£4) may be obtained from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door.