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CLINICAL MEDICAL SCHOLARSHIPS 1997–8

Hobson/Mann Memorial Scholarships of £225 per annum, tenable for the second and final year of the clinical course, have been awarded to the following:

DEBBIE LISA BENSON, Lady Margaret Hall, Brasenose College, Magdalen College

PAUL ANDREW COHEN, Christ Church

SHANIKA ANNE-MARIE CRUSZ, Merton College

GIDEON HEINERT, St Hugh's College

ESTHER RHIANNON JAMES, St John's College

ANDREW FREDERICK ALLEN MARSDEN, Trinity College

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ENCAENIA

Sheldonian Theatre

On the occasion of the Encaenia to be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday, 24 June, the Curators of the Theatre propose to allot seats as follows to those who make application (subject to availability):

(a) One Visitor's ticket each to Heads of Houses, Canons of Christ Church, members of the Hebdomadal Council, and certain other persons holding official positions in the University;

(b) One Visitor's Ticket to each Professor;

(c) One ticket to holders of the Degrees of Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, Master of Science, Letters, Philosophy, and Studies, Magister Juris, and Bachelor of Divinity, Civil Law, Medicine, Music, Letters, Science, and Philosophy.

Applications for tickets in the above categories must be made not later than Monday, 15 June, to:

The Head Clerk
University Offices
Wellington Square
Oxford OX1 2JD

Tickets for holders of the Degrees of Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art, and Theology, Master of Biochemistry, Chemistry, Engineering, and Physics, and for visitors and members of the University who have not been admitted to any degree will be distributed through college authorities, and all applications for them should be made to the college authorities and not to the Head Clerk.

The gates and entrances to the Theatre will be opened at 10.45 a.m. and the proceedings will begin at 11.30 a.m. Holders of tickets are requested to be in their places inside the Theatre by 11.15 a.m. Instructions as to entrances are printed on the tickets.

All members of the University are required to wear subfusc and full academic dress. Doctors will wear their robes and other graduates their hoods.

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STAFF DEVELOPMENT OFFICE

Forthcoming staff development seminars

On behalf of the Academic Staff Development Committee two seminars have been organised this term which are designed to support all those who wish to think about, discuss, and develop the presentational aspects of their lecturing. Those wishing to book a place should contact Ms Luvena Nunn

(telephone: (2)70086, e-mail: luvena.nunn@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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Lecturing to Conferences

Friday, 12 June, 9.15 a.m.–2 p.m.

This seminar will focus on the performance dimension of addressing a conference audience. Led by Mr Steward Theobald, an external consultant with expertise in speech and drama, the seminar will address the differences and similarities between conference and undergraduate audiences and will give some guidance on microphone technique. The main component of the seminar, however, will be devoted to an exploration of the vocal demands of lecturing to a conference audience and the positive things you can do to ensure that you are fit for the challenge. There will be lecture, discussion and demonstration as well as participative exercises to enhance techniques in relaxation, breathing, resonance, projection, articulation and modulation.

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Audio-Visual Aids to Lecturing

Tuesday, 23 June, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Audio-visual aids can be used to stimulate interest, extend retention of information and increase accessibility and understanding of your subject matter. A range of colleagues will introduce you to a variety of audio-visual aids, from the slide projector to the video CD. You will have the opportunity to try out the equipment for yourself as well as demonstrate ways of using it which add new dimensions to the presentation of your lectures.

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ISIS INNOVATION LIMITED

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.)

Seeking investment?

Are you thinking of starting a new company or do you have a growing company and need investment? Isis Innovation and the Oxfordshire Investment Opportunity Network are holding a joint event on Tuesday, 30 June, where you could put forward a proposal to potential investors. Further information may be obtained from Bhee Bellew at Isis Innovation (telephone: (2)72411, e-mail: bhee.bellew@isis.ox.ac.uk).

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TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY

To accompany the special lectures being given during 1997--8 to celebrate the sesquicentenary of the Taylor Institution, there will be a rolling exhibition in the Voltaire Room during Hilary and Trinity Terms of materials relating broadly to the theme of each lecture and to the history of European language and literature studies at Oxford.

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INDIAN INSTITUTE LIBRARY

Temporary closure

The Indian Institute Library will be closed for essential electrical work from Monday, 29 June, to Saturday, 4 July. Services during this period will be extremely limited and library users are advised to avoid these dates if at all possible. Readers will be able to request a limited number of books to be transferred to the Bodleian Library Oriental Reading Room by prior arrangement with Indian Institute Library staff. A restricted fetching service from the Indian Institute Library to the Oriental Reading Room may be available at certain times of day but cannot be guaranteed. Staff apologise in advance for the disruption and inconvenience to Indian Institute Library Readers. Any queries about the closure should be directed to the official library contact addresses: Indian Institute Library, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: (2)77081, fax: 277182, e-mail: indian.institute@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

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CONCERTS

Music Faculty

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS (with students from the Faculty of Music and soloists from New Chamber Opera) will perform Arne's The Masque of Alfred at 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 10 June and Thursday 11 June, New College Cloisters (tickets £10/£5 from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door).

THE OXFORD GAMELAN SOCIETY will perform music, songs, and dance from central Java on the Bate Collection Gamelan, Kyai Madu Laras, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, 13 June, Wesley Memorial Church, New Inn Hall Street (tickets £7/£5 from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door).

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS with the Choir of Magdalen College will perform J.S. Bach's Cantata BWV 106 (`Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit'), at 6.15 p.m. on Saturday, 13 June, the chapel, Magdalen (Evensong service; free admission).

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St John's College

COLIN CARR will perform Bach's suites 4, 5, and 6 for unaccompanied cello at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 11 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. Admission will be by programme, available free from the Porters' Lodge a week before the concert.

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