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IRELAND AND CRAVEN SCHOLARSHIPS 1998

Ireland Scholarship: no award

First Craven Scholarship: DAVID MARK LAUGHARNE THOMAS, Balliol College

Second Craven Scholarship: OLIVER ANTHONY EVANS, Christ Church

Third Craven Scholarship: CHARLES EDWARD LAURENCE GOLDSMITH, Balliol College

Proxime accessit: JONATHAN WILLIAM KIRKPATRICK, Balliol College

Commended: LUKE BENEDICT TRISTAN HOUGHTON, Merton College, and DELPHINE MACCOLL STRAUSS, Balliol College

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SIR ALEC TURNBULL TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP 1998

The Scholarship has been awarded to DR JACQUELINE WOODMAN.

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GIBBS PRIZEWINNERS 1998

Biochemistry

The Examiners for Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Parts I and II in the Honour School of Natural Science have awarded the Prize to ROBERT J. SIDELL, Somerville College.

Proxime accessit: NIKOS B. REPPAS, Balliol College

Book Prizes: MS KAREN M. MARTIN, St Hilda's College, MS SARAH L. PEARSON, St Hilda's College, and STEVEN L. PORTER, Jesus College

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Chemistry

The Examiners for Chemistry Part I in the Honour School of Natural Science have awarded the Prize to MS ANNE J. PRICE, St John's College.

Proxime accessit: MICHAEL J. FRAMPTON, Keble College

Book Prizes: DOMINIC E.A. BRITTAIN, St John's College, GRAHAM A. JONES, Oriel College, and JAMES A. WARNER, St John's College

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Classics

Prizes in Philosophy and Classics have been awarded to THOMAS CAREY, Corpus Christi College, SAMUEL COULTHARD, Lady Margaret Hall, and PATRICK W. LONG, Merton College

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Earth Sciences

A Prize has been awarded on the basis of the quality and distinction of the field mapping report submitted in the Final Honour School of Natural Science (Geology) to THOMAS L.A. BRICHIERI-COLOMBI, Keble College.

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Engineering Science

Prizes awarded to members of the team submitting the best Design Project for Part I of the Final Honour School of Engineering Science:

ANDREW D. COMPSON, St Peter's College

ANDREW J. BRENNAN, University College

MS SARAH THOMSON, St Peter's College

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English

Prizes for performance in Moderations in English Language and Literature:

JOHNATHAN G. BAINES, University College

MS ROSE T. BEAUCHAMP, St Anne's College

MS ANDREA E. COLEMAN, New College

THOMAS D. ELLIS, Lady Margaret Hall

NICHOLAS A.B. LAKE, Trinity College

RUFO A.C. QUINTAVALLE, Lincoln College

MS HELEN C. RADICE, Lady Margaret Hall

ADAM S. THIRLWELL, New College

ALEXANDER T. WINTER, St Catherine's College

MS REBECCA K. YEARLING, Worcester College

Prizes for performance in the Honour School of English Language and Literature:

Best optional thesis: MS JULIE MAXWELL, Christ Church

Best extended essay in Course I, paper 7: MS CAROLYN LOUISE SMITH, Somerville

Best extended essay in Course I, paper 8: TIM HAMMOND, Worcester College

Best extended essay in Course II: MS NAOMI LIPSCOMB, St Hilda's College

Best overall performance in Course I: Ms Carolyn Louise Smith, Somerville

Best overall performance in Course II: DAVID JOHN CLARK, St John's College

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Geography

The Prize for performance in the Honour School of Geography has been awarded to TIMOTHY J. SARSON, Christ Church.

Book Prizes: CIARAN J. KELLER, Brasenose College, MS SARAH J. MURPHY, Hertford College, and RICHARD C. POWELL, St John's College

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Materials

The Prize for performance in the Honour School of Metallurgy and Science of Materials has been awarded to ANDREW J. PEAKMAN, Queen's College.

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Mathematical Sciences

Prize awarded on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences: MS CHRISTINE E. NIX, St John's College

Prize awarded on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Mathematics: A.E. STACEY, New College

Proxime accessit: SHAYANTHAN PATHMANATHAN, Exeter College

Prize for the best performance in the Mathematics papers in the Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy: NEIL D. THAPEN, Merton College

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Prize awarded on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Modern Languages: MATTHEW J.A. ALTHAM, New College

Best overall performance in the Modern Language in one of the joint Honour School involving Modern Languages with another subject: awarded jointly to JOSHUA N. MUNRO, Lady Margaret Hall (English and Modern Languages), and FLORIAN MUSSGNUG, Balliol College (Philosophy and Modern Languages)

Best performance in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages (German): STEFFAN G. DAVIES, St John's College

Best performance in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages (Italian): MS FRANCESCA MIOTTO, Christ Church

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Modern History

Prize for the best performance in the Honour School of Modern History and associated joint Honour Schools awarded jointly to:

JOSEPH BORD, Balliol College

MARTIN DUSINBERRE, Trinity College

BERNHARD FULDA, Jesus College

Book Prizes for excellent performance in the Honour School of Modern History awarded to:

JOHN CARNEY, Balliol College

PHILIP GRANT, Christ Church

MS SOPHIE LUNN-ROCKCLIFFE, St Hugh's College

EDWARD SAWYER, Lincoln College

Book Prize awarded for excellent performance in the Final Honour School of Modern History and English: PETER R. DENT, Merton College

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Music

Prizes have been awarded to: T.A. BROWN, Merton College

OLIVER J. DAHIN, St Edmund Hall

NICHOLAS L. MATHEW, Oriel College

D. LLYR WILLIAMS, Queen's College

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Oriental Studies

Prizes awarded on the results of Moderations in Oriental Studies: THOMAS K. WILSON, Hertford College (Japanese)

ANDREW J. GUTHRIE, Pembroke College (Japanese)

PATRICK D.T. CARR, Hertford College (Chinese)

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Philosophy

Prizes for outstanding performance in the Philosophy papers in each of the seven joint Honour Schools involving Philosophy:

Literae Humaniores: not awarded

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: awarded jointly to JETHROW GREEN, University College, and IAN MACMULLEN, New College

Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: not awarded

Mathematics and Philosophy: not awarded

Physics and Philosophy: CHRISTOPHER TIMPSON, Queen's College

Proxime accessit: MS HELEN FOOT, University College

Philosophy and Modern Languages: CHRISTOPHER MILLER, Lincoln College

Philosophy and Theology: TIMOTHY G. COCKS, Oriel College

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Physics

Prize for performance in the Physics Final M.Phys. examination: DAVID M.W. WALLACE, Merton College

Prize for the best use of experimental apparatus in an M.Phys. project: CHRISTOPHER M. VANN, Hertford College

Prizes for outstanding practical work in Part A of the Final Honours School of Natural Science (Physics):

DAVID J.L. BAILEY, Keble College, and SAO-EE GOH, St Edmund Hall

(Jointly): MS ARAMINTA C.M. HUITSON, Oriel College, and MS ANNE E. WHITELEY, Oriel College

Gibbs Prize for the best performance in the Physics Department's Speaking Competition in 1998: ROSS MOORE, Merton College.

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Physiological Sciences

Part I of the First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine: MS KATHARINE A. HODBY, Hodby, St Catherine's College

Proxime accessit: MS KATE D. BAKER, Baker, Exeter College

Part II of the First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine: MS DEBORAH HAY, Hertford College.

Preliminary Examination in Physiological Sciences: ANDREW T. MACGREGOR, Worcester College

Honour School of Physiological Sciences for a candidate intending to proceed to the clinical course: MS ZORNITZA LUBOMIROVA GROZEVA, Somerville College

Honour School of Physiological Sciences for a candidate not proceeding to the clinical course: MS ISABEL DEAN, St Hilda's College

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Politics

Prize awarded on the basis of Politics written papers only in the examination for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: GRANT K.L. CHUM, Corpus Christi College

Proxime accessit: DANIEL M. SHAH, Keble College

Prize awarded for the best Politics thesis submitted in the examination for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: MATTHEW C. GREEN, Balliol College

Proxime accessit: MS NATHALIE TOCCI, University College

Prize for the best performance in the Politics written paper only in the Preliminary Examination in Philosophy, Politics and Economics: MS SALLY E. WAPLES, St Catherine's College

Proxime accessit: ANDREW M. ROBERTSON, Queen's College

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Psychological Studies

Prize for best performance in the examinations for the Honour School of Experimental Psychology (joint award): MS CATHERINE CRANE, Hertford College, and MS REBECCA LUDLOW, Balliol College

Prize awarded for best performance in the examinations for the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: MICHAEL A.A. SILBERBERG-IMAGE, College

Prizes awarded for the best Research Projects submitted for the examinations for the Honour Schools of Experimental Psychology or Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology:

MS STEPHANIE SOMERVILLE, New College (Experimental Psychology)

MS HANNAH SENIOR, St Anne's College (Experimental Psychology)

MS ANTONIA F. DE HAMILTON, Corpus Christi College (PPP)

MS CLAIRE CHRISTIE, Oriel College (PPP)

Prize awarded for the best practical portfolio in Psychology submitted for the examinations for the Honour Schools of Experimental Psychology or Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: MS LAURA CAMPBELL, Brasenose College (PPP)

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Theology

Prize awarded on the results of the examination for the Final Honour School of Theology: SIMON DREIS, Greyfriars

Prize for the best performance in Theology in the Final Honour School of Philosophy and Theology: MS KATE E. DYSON, Dyson, Trinity College

Book Prize awarded on the results of the Preliminary Examination in Theology: MS SARA PROTHEROE, Worcester College

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Zoology

The Prize, awarded on the results of the examinations in the Honour School of Natural Science (Biological Sciences), has been awarded to SAMUEL T. TURVEY, St John's College.

Proxime accessit: GRAHAM K. TAYLOR, Pembroke College

Book prizes: TORSTEN REIL, Queen's College, MS ZOE E. BALMFORTH, Balmforth, Magdalen College, and MS SUZANNAH F. WALMSLEY, Walmsley, Wadham College

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DONALD TOVEY MEMORIAL PRIZE 1998

The Prize has been awarded jointly to MS SHANNON MCKELLAR and JAMES ROSS.

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WINTER WILLIAMS LAW PRIZES 1998

The First Prize has not been awarded.

The Second Prize has been awarded to DAVID MANKNELL, University College.

Awards for meritorious work have been made to NICHOLAS SCOLA, Jesus College, and MATTHEW HOLT, Hertford College.

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Statistical Consulting Service

The Department of Statistics runs a consulting service available to members of the University. The consulting officer is Dr Mario Cortina Borja, who may be contacted at the department (telephone: Oxford (2)72597, fax: (2)72595, e-mail: cortina@stats.ox.ac.uk).

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REVIEW OF THE SCHOOL OF ANTHROPOLOGY

As part of its system of rolling reviews of departments and faculties every ten years, the General Board has established a committee to review the School of Anthropology. The terms of reference are:

(a) to consider the provision and quality of teaching, the future development of teaching, and the quality of research in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, and the balance between teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels on the one hand and research on the other, having regard to international standards of excellence;

(b) to consider the content, balance, and methods of examination of the graduate and undergraduate courses and associated quality assurance mechanisms;

(c) to review the organisational and managerial structure within the school, including such matters as academic and non-academic staff planning and recruitment; accommodation and future space needs; and the relationship between the units within the school and between the school and the cognate subject areas with which it is involved in teaching and research;

(d) to make recommendations, bearing in mind, where there are financial implications, the level of resources likely to be available within the University and possible alternative ways of raising funds to implement them.

It is not intended to carry out a full review of the Pitt Rivers Museum's museum functions as part of the present review, but its contributions to the academic activities of the school will be examined.

The review committee is chaired by Mr L.A. Whitehead, Nuffield College, and the other members are Professor Alan MacFarlane, Cambridge University; Professor David Maybury-Lewis, Harvard University; Professor J.D.Y. Peel, SOAS; Professor Peter Rivière, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology; Professor Mike Rowlands, University College, London; and Professor K.M. Weiss, Pennsylvania State University.

The committee's meetings will be held in Hilary Term 1999, and the committee hopes to submit its report to the General Board towards the middle of Trinity Term 1999.

The committee is in the process of inviting comments from senior and junior members of the School. Any other members of the University who wish to submit written comments on any issues covered by the committee's terms of reference are invited to send them to the secretary of the review committee, Dr A.M. Knowland, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (fax: Oxford (2)78190, e-mail: anne.knowland@orinst.ox.ac.uk), by Thursday, 19 November.

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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 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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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Department for Continuing Education exists to make the University accessible to men and women in ways which complement the University's provision for its resident members. Each year the department mounts several hundred courses, either part-time or short full-time, covering most subjects taught within the University (except management and clinical medicine). Courses last anything from one day to ten weeks (full time), and between ten weeks and two years on a part-time basis. Currently about 15,900 students enrol annually for the department's courses, the average length of study being twenty hours. A recent development has been the introduction of technology- assisted courses, using the Internet to supplement classroom teaching. Apart from a large number of individual members of the University who offer courses or give lectures, the Department for Continuing Education works in co- operation with an increasing number of other departments and faculties throughout the University. It welcomes expressions of interest from individuals and departments who wish to become involved in or to explore continuing education activities. The department's main provision is organised through three programme offices (see below), each of which is able to provide more detailed information on current and forthcoming activities. In addition, the Kellogg Residential Centre, when not being used for courses, can occasionally be made available for conferences and other residential meetings.

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The Public Programme Office

This Office (Director: Mr R.T. Rowley) offers to the public a wide range of study opportunities in most academic disciplines through part-time day, evening and short residential courses. In 1996--7 almost 12,000 adult students enrolled on lifelong learning programmes offered through the Public Programme Division. Many programmes have open entry and require no formal entry qualifications. However, the majority of courses are now either award-bearing or carry higher education credit. The award- bearing courses are offered at access undergraduate and post graduate level, and do call for evidence of ability to complete the programme satisfactorily. During the summer the Public Programme Division offers a series of study opportunities for domestic and European students through the Oxford University Summer School for Adults, a Local History Summer School and the Summer Academy based at Keble College. The Division engages a large number of part-time tutors, both from within the University and outside, and individuals interested in offering specific courses or contribution to other programmes are invited to contact the office. Details of all courses are publicised in the Annual Prospectus or are available at any time from the Manager of Public Programmes (telephone: Oxford (2)70360).

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The Continuing Professional Development Centre

Short and extended courses

This Centre (Director: Dr M.A. Gray) works with departments and faculties throughout the University to offer courses designed to meet the needs of individuals and organisations drawn from industry, the professions, commerce, and academia. Courses vary from one- or two-day intensive updating courses based on the latest academic research to longer courses enabling professionals to review advances in specialised fields, and acquire new areas of expertise and qualifications. Areas covered include engineering, law, information technology and computing, mathematics, biomedical science, and personal skills development. Contributors to courses include Oxford academics and research staff and experts from other universities and organisations in the UK and abroad.

ConferencesSeminarsWorkshops

The CPD Centre is also able to offer a conference organisation and management service to colleagues within the University and other organisations. The CPD Centre has specialist skills and more than fifteen years' collective experience or organising and managing conferences, seminars, and training courses for up to 500 delegates. The Centre provides a `total conference package' which combines the best of personal service with the highest professional standards. Services offered include the following:

---Conference planning and academic support

---Budget preparation and account management

---Venue sourcing, including residential accommodation, lecture theatres, hotels, and catering support

---Organisation of exhibitions and displays, design and provision of publicity

---Promotionadvertisingmarketing support

---Mailing; compilation of databases

---Organisation of social programmes, excursions, and tours

---Translation and interpretation services, technical and audio- visual support

---Pre-registration management and on-site registration services, preparation of pre-prints, binders, badges

---Post-conference reports and proceedings.

Further details are available from Oxford (2)88169.

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The International Programmes Office

This office (Director: Dr A. Hawkins) offers a wide range of courses to undergraduates, graduates and continuing education students from around the world. These courses include year-long full-time programmes for Japanese graduates and diplomats from the Republic of China, Taiwan, as well as a large number of three- or four-week courses held during the summer for students from Europe and North America. Programmes are held in partnership with institutions such as the Smithsonian Institution, the University of California at Berkeley, Duke University, the University of Virginia and Northwestern University in America. International Programmes also works with the British Council, the European Commission, and the FCO, as well as offering courses in partnership with the Bodleian Library and many other departments and colleges within the University. Subjects covered in these courses include topics from law and industrial relations through to archaeology, art history, and the physical and biological sciences. Tutors are drawn from Oxford academic and research staff, and expertise is also recruited from outside the University. Programmes vary in size from small groups of twenty students to larger programmes of over 200 participants. During the summer many residential International Programmes, including the Oxford University Summer Programmes in English Literature and in History, Politics and Society, are held in colleges throughout Oxford, in addition to those held at the Rewley House Residential Centre. Over the next few years the range of courses offered by the International Programmes Office will be expanded, drawing in more students from Europe, from countries formerly part of the Soviet Union, and from elsewhere around the world. As the work of the International Programmes Office expands, approaches would be welcomed from those colleges, departments and other institutions who have accommodation from which they would like to generate further income or from individuals with suitable qualifications interested in teaching on international programmes. Telephone: Oxford (2)70456.

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Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL)

TALL (Director: Jonathan Darby) was established in 1996 with support from the Esmée Fairbairn Charitable Trust and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to investigate and develop new ways of using technology to support lifelong learning. It is directed by Jonathan Darby who previously directed the HE Funding Councils' and DENI's Computers in Teaching Initiative. Many aspects of on- line education remain poorly understood. TALL is conducting research into:

Models of delivery---identifying optimal ways of using technology to deliver courses and educational services;

international transferability---addressing issues such as use of language, culture, educational systems and differing educational needs with the aim of ensuring that Oxford-produced on-line courses are designed in such a way that they will be attractive to students outside the UK;

markets for on-line courses---using surveys to develop an understanding of the nature of the market for on-line courses.

TALL is seeking to use technology to design courses of three types:

Hybrid: short intensive periods in Oxford punctuate Internet- supported study to create a course which uses each form of teaching for the purposes to which it is best suited.

Fully remote: a course in Italian for Intermediate and Advanced Learners has been completed with EU support which can be wholly completed at a distance. A second course, `Databases for Historians', is about to be piloted.

Curriculum on demand: an innovative teaching system based on the finding that many students on continuing professional development courses have highly specific needs that are only partially met by a group-based course. Each student takes a course that is tailored to their specific needs.

The TALL programme would welcome ideas for on-line courses from university colleagues.

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FACULTY OF MUSIC

Concert

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with JAMES CAMPBELL

(clarinet), will perform the following at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 November, in the Holywell Music Room: Haydn's Quartet in G major, op. 76, no. 1; Tuireadh by James Macmillan; and Brahms' Clarinet Quintet in B minor, op. 115.

Tickets, costing £8 (£6/£4 concessions), may be obtained from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, or at the door.

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