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BORIS ZILBER (M.SC. Novosibirsk State University, D.SC. Leningrad), Professor and Head of Algebra and Geometry Subdivision, Department of Mathematics, Kemerovo State University, Russia, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 1999.

Professor Zilber will be a fellow of Merton College.

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Appointment of deputy

On the recommendation of the Committee for Continuing Education, the General Board has appointed R.T. ROWLEY, MA, M.LITT., Fellow of Kellogg College and Deputy Director (Public Programmes) of the Department for Continuing Education, as deputy to G.P. Thomas, MA, President of Kellogg College and Director of the Department for Continuing Education, as director of the department for the period from 2 March to 31 August 1999, during which Dr Thomas will be on sabbatical leave.

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The Prize has been awarded jointly to P. KIDAMBI, Wolfson College, and MS R. LAL, St Edmund Hall.

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The Committee on Distinction Awards for Non-Clinical Professors has now completed the exercise to consider the making of new or enhanced awards payable from 1 October 1998.

Taking account of previous awards made and of enhancements of existing awards, and after allowing for retirements, etc., the position, as at 1 October 1998, is that eleven professors hold awards of £18,051 per annum, fourteen hold awards of £13,539 per annum, forty-six hold awards of £9,025 per annum, forty-six hold awards of £6,020 per annum, and twenty-two hold awards of £2,198 per annum. All those who applied in the 1998 exercise have been notified direct of the result of their application.

A further exercise will be held in the year 2000 to consider the making of new or enhanced awards payable from 1 October 2000.

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The Institute for Learning and Teaching, which is to be launched in April, has published a consultation document on the proposed arrangements for enabling academic staff to obtain membership of the Institute. The document is available on the University's Web site at, or from Ms Rebecca Nestor, University Offices, Wellington Square (e-mail:

The University will make an official response to the consultation document. Responses are also invited from individuals and informal groups: these should be sent direct by Friday, 19 March, to Dr Caroline Bucklow, c/o ILT Secretariat, Woburn House, 20 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9HQ. Any members of Congregation who wish to contribute to the University's official response may send their comments to Ms Nestor by Friday, 12 March.

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The final Gazettes of term will appear on 11, 18, and 25 March. Publication for Trinity Term will begin on 22 April.

Appointments Supplements will appear with the Gazettes of 18 March and 29 April.

The usual deadlines will apply.

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Alteration to parking arrangements

The following alterations to parking arrangements in the South Parks Road Car Park will apply from Monday, 8 March.

The existing entrance from South Parks Road will be closed to car park users. This entrance will be used from 8 March for contractor's site access only.

The existing exit to Mansfield Road will be modified for use as both entrance and exit to the car park.

Approximately sixty car parking spaces will be taken out of use to form a contractor's compound adjacent to the rear of 1 South Parks Road.

The University Surveyor's Office regrets any inconvenience caused by these alterations, which are due to the commencement of works on the new Rothermere American Institute.

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Survey of off-air recording

This notice is to inform members of the University about a survey of educational recordings in which the University is obliged to participate this year, and to request co-operation in collecting the necessary information.

The University (including its constituent colleges) is covered by an Educational Recording Agency (ERA) Licence to record radio and television broadcasts and cable programmes for educational use, without infringing copyright. The University pays about £24,000 per annum for this licence.

It is a condition of the licence that institutions may be required to maintain for a specified period of time details of radio and television recordings made under the licence and to return this information to the ERA. Oxford University has been selected to take part in ERA's survey during the period 1 September 1998 to 31 August 1999 and the University is therefore asking all staff for assistance in collating the information required.

In each department and college, and some faculty offices, an individual has been nominated as the local co-ordinator for the survey. All staff are asked to give details to the most appropriate co-ordinator of all recordings of radio and television programmes which they make for educational purposes whether at home, in the University, or elsewhere. The information required is the title, date, and channel of the programme, and the location where the recording was made. As statistics have to be returned by the University at the end of every month, it is important that a co- ordinator is informed as soon as possible after a recording is made.

The identity of the local co-ordinator should be publicised in each department, college, and (where appropriate) faculty office. If it is not clear, the departmental administrator, senior tutor, or faculty office administrator should be able to identify the co- ordinator. In cases of difficulty, details of recordings can be passed instead to the University's central co-ordinator, Miss Catherine Long, at the ETRC (telephone: (2)70529, e-mail: It is, of course, necessary to pass information about recordings only to one co-ordinator; there is no need, for example, to inform both a college co-ordinator and a faculty co-ordinator but simply the one which is most convenient.

Please note that ERA are likely to visit the University at some stage during the survey period and to monitor the information returned against recordings held by the University. It is therefore important that the required information is collected carefully and that recordings are available for inspection if necessary. It is also important to note the requirement (which is general and not just for the period of the survey) that each recording should be labelled with the date and time, and with the statement that `This recording is to be used only for educational purposes'.

It is hoped that the survey will not cause too much inconvenience, and the full co-operation of members of the University would be appreciated.

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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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