Notices

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BOARD OF MANAGEMENT FOR THE GIBBS PRIZES

Prizes, on the foundation of Mr Charles D.D. Gibbs, will be offered in 1999 in Modern History, Law, Politics, Geography, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Zoology.

In addition the board of management has decided that, in 1999, Gibbs Prizes will also be offered in the following subjects: Classics, Earth Sciences, Engineering Science, English Language and Literature, Materials, Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Oriental Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Physiological Sciences, Psychological Studies and Theology. There will be an additional Gibbs Prize for performance in Politics in the Preliminary Examination in Politics Philosophy, and Economics.

Candidates for prizes other than that in Law must be members of the University who, at the time of taking the examination or submitting the coursework on which the prizes are awarded, have not exceeded the twelfth term from matriculation. Candidates for the prize in Law must be members of the University who, at the beginning of the examination, have not exceeded their twelfth term from matriculation, and are reading for a final Honour School. The University has, however, now approved legislation to enable Council to grant dispensation, on grounds of protracted illness or other good reason, to a candidate who has exceeded the twelfth term from his or her matriculation.

Details of all the Gibbs Prizes are set out in full below in alphabetical order. Candidates are not required to make special application for Gibbs Prizes awarded on the results of coursework and public examinations unless instructed to do so in the individual subject advertisement below.

Examiners may agree not to award a particular prize in any year if it is deemed that no candidate is of sufficient merit.

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I. Biochemistry

The prize in Biochemistry will be awarded on the combined results of the examinations for Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Parts I and II in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 1999. The value of the prize is £450 and the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £250 for meritorious work and up to three additional book prizes of £100.

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II. Chemistry

The prize in Chemistry will be awarded on the results of the examination for Chemistry Part I in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 1999. The value of the prize is £450, and the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £250 for meritorious work and up to three additional book prizes of £100.

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III. Classics

Candidates achieving a first-class result in Honour Moderations in Classics, Classics and English, and Ancient and Modern History who wish to undertake travel or research may apply for prizes. Eligible candidates should apply to the Committee for the Oldham Scholarships, the C.E. Stevens Studentships, and the Sunderland Fund; applications must be submitted by 12 March 1999. Enquiries should be addressed to Mrs Jennifer Thompson, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70202).

Those candidates who achieved a distinction in Latin and/or Ancient Greek in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages in 1998 (which would qualify them to apply for a Gibbs Prize for travel and research) may apply for consideration in 1999 and should apply to Mrs Thompson as above.

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IV. Earth Sciences

A prize of £173 will be awarded on the basis of the quality and distinction of the field mapping report submitted in 1999 in the Final Honour School of Natural Science (Geology).

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V. Engineering Science

A prize of £530 will be divided equally between each of the members of the team submitting the best Design Project in 1999 for Part I of the Final Honour School of Engineering Science.

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VI. English Language and Literature

The prizes in English Language and Literature will be as follows. Ten prizes, of £70 each, will be awarded on the results of Moderations in English Language and Literature in Trinity Term 1999 (the same candidate may be awarded the Mrs Claude Beddington Literature Prize and a Gibbs Prize). Prizes of £100 each will be awarded for the following papers in the examination for the Honour School of English Language and Literature: (a) the best optional thesis; (b) the best extended essay in Course I, Paper 7; (c) the best extended essay in Course I, Paper 8; (d) the best extended essay or optional thesis in Course II; (e) the best overall performance in Course I of the Honour School; and (f) the best overall performance in Course II of the Honour School. Candidates in the Joint Schools with English are eligible for prizes. Examiners will be asked to specify the top performances in each of the three Joint Schools for which prizes should be awarded.

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VII. Geography

The prize in Geography will be awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Geography in Trinity Term 1999. The value of the prize is £450 and the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £250 for meritorious work and up to three additional book prizes of £100.

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VIII. Law

The prize in Law will be awarded by Special Examination, to be held in the Examination Schools, on Monday, 4 October 1999. The value of the prize is £500 and the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £300 for meritorious work, and up to three additional book prizes of £150 each. The examination will consist of a paper on Land Law, and a paper on Common Law (Contract and Tort). Candidates for the special examination must send in their names on an entry form, which may be obtained at the University Offices, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 25 June 1999.

Timetable of papers for the prize in Law

Candidates must present themselves for examination in full academic dress, i.e. `subfusc' clothing, cap, and gown.

Monday, 4 October. 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.: Common Law (Contract and Tort);
2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.: Land Law.

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IX. Materials

A prize of £181 will be awarded for the best overall performance in Materials in Parts I and II of any of the Materials honour schools in Trinity Term 1999.

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X. Mathematics

A prize of £400 will be awarded on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences in Trinity Term 1999 and another prize of £400 on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Mathematics in Trinity Term 1999. The examiners in the Honour School of Mathematics shall have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £200. A prize of £200 will be available for the best performance in the Mathematics papers in the Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy in Trinity Term 1999.

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XI. Medieval and Modern Languages

A prize of £500 will be awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Modern Languages in Trinity Term 1999. A prize of £500 will be awarded for the best overall performance in the Modern Language in one of the joint Honour Schools involving Modern Languages with another subject (i.e. Classics and Modern Languages, English and Modern Languages, Modern History and Modern Languages, Philosophy and Modern Languages, European and Middle Eastern Languages) in Trinity Term 1999. In addition two prizes, of £100 each, will be available for the two best performances in the Preliminary Examination in Modern Languages in Trinity Term 1999 in any of Czech (with Slovak), French, Italian, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Linguistics. (A Gibbs Prize is not available in the language in which the Beddington Prize is being offered; in 1999 this is German.)

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XII. Modern History

The prize in Modern History will be awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Modern History and associated joint Honour Schools in Trinity Term 1999. The Gibbs Prize is £450. The examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £250 for meritorious work, and up to seven additional book prizes of £100.

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XIII. Music

Prizes will be awarded, provided that there be candidates of sufficient merit, on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Music in Trinity Term 1999.

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XIV. Oriental Studies

Three prizes, each of £230, will be awarded on the results of Moderations either in Oriental Studies (Chinese) or in Oriental Studies (Japanese) in Trinity Term 1999.

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XV. Philosophy

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.

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XVI. Physics

One or more prizes may be awarded by the examiners in Physics in the Final Honour School of Natural Science each year for performance in that examination, and for outstanding work in project work or practical physics by candidates for that examination. No special application is required. No candidate shall be awarded both the Scott Prize and the main Gibbs Prize for performance in the Physics Final M.Phys. in the same examination. Prizes available in 1999 are as follows: (i) Gibbs Prize for Performance in the Physics Final M. Phys. Examination (£250); (ii) Gibbs Prize for the best use of experimental apparatus in an M.Phys. project (£100); (iii) Gibbs Prizes for Practical Work in Part A (up to three at £50).

A Gibbs Prize of up to £100 in value will also be offered, provided there are candidates of sufficient merit, for the best performance in the Physics Department's speaking competition in 1999. The competition will take place at 2 pm on Wednesday of fifth week (17 February) and at 2 pm on Wednesday of sixth week (24 February). Application must be made by 12 noon on Wednesday of fourth week (10 February). Topics should be physics-related and the lecture should be in an informal style. The winner will be asked to represent the University at the national competition organised by the Institute of Physics, which will be held in Salford on Tuesday, 15 April 1999. For further details about the competition, please contact Stephen Berry, Sub-faculty Office Secretary, Clarendon Laboratory (telephone: (2)72227, e-mail: s.berry2@physics.ox.ac.uk.

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XVII. Physiological Sciences

A prize of £200 will be awarded on the results of each of the following examinations: Parts I and II of the First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine in Hilary and Trinity Terms 1999. The examiners shall, in each case, have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £100 for meritorious work.

A prize of £100 will be awarded on the results of the Preliminary Examination in Physiological Sciences in Trinity Term 1999.

Two prizes, of £200 each, will be awarded on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Physiological Sciences in Trinity Term 1999. Providing there are candidates of sufficient merit, one will be awarded to a candidate intending to proceed to the clinical course in medicine at Oxford; the other will be awarded to a Physiological Sciences student not on the Medical Register. No candidate shall receive both the main Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine and the Gibbs Prize.

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XVIII. Politics

The prize in Politics will be awarded on the basis of Politics written papers only in the examination for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in Trinity Term 1999. The Gibbs Thesis Prize in Politics will be awarded for the best Politics thesis submitted in the examination for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economic in Trinity Term 1999, if such a thesis be deemed worthy of a prize. The value of each of these prizes is £300 and the examiners have the power in each category to make one proxime accessit award of £150 for meritorious work.

There will also be a prize available for the Politics written paper only in the Preliminary Examination in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in Trinity Term 1999. The value of the prize is £200 and the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £100 for meritorious work.

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XIX. Psychological Studies

A prize of £175 will be awarded on the results of the examination in Trinity Term 1999 in the Honour School of Experimental Psychology and another prize of £175 will be awarded on the results of the examination in Trinity Term 1999 for the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology. The examiners shall have the power to make up to two proxime accessit awards of £75 each. A prize of £75 each will be awarded for the best Research Project and the best Library Dissertation submitted in Hilary Term 1999 in the examination for the Honour School of Experimental Psychology or the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology. A prize of £50 will be awarded for the best practical portfolio in Psychology submitted in Hilary Term 1999 in the examination for the Honour School of Experimental Psychology or for the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology. No candidate shall receive more than one Gibbs Prize in the same examination. No candidate shall receive both the main Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine and a Gibbs Prize in the same examination. It shall be open to the examiners to award to the same candidate both a Gibbs Prize and the George Humphrey Prize.

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XX. Theology

A prize of £275 will be awarded on the results of the examination for the Final Honour School of Theology in Trinity Term 1999. No candidate may be awarded both the Denyer and Johnson Prize and a Gibbs Prize in the same examination. A prize of £275 will be awarded for the best performance in Theology in the Honour School of Philosophy and Theology in Trinity Term 1999. A book prize of £200 will be awarded on the results of the Preliminary Examination in Theology in Hilary Term 1999.

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XXI. Zoology

Details will be announced later.

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SPEAKING BY JUNIOR MEMBERS IN CONGREGATION

Mr Vice-Chancellor has, with the agreement of Council, approved the following arrangements for junior members to speak in Congregation under the terms of Ch. I, Sect x (Statutes, 1997, p. 208), which reads as follows:
`Any junior member as defined in Tit. XIV, Sect. iv, § 1, cl. 2, may speak at a meeting of Congregation, if called upon to do so by the Chairman at the Chairman's discretion, provided that the Chairman may at any time terminate a debate on the floor of the House and proceed to the final speeches and the taking of a vote.'
The Chairman of Congregation will normally expect to call upon nominated representatives of the Oxford University Student Union if they wish to speak in debate, and will normally expect to call upon junior members to speak only from among those who have given advance notice of their wish to be called. Should the Chairman consider that the number of junior members who have given such notice is excessive, he or she will have to be selective in calling upon them. The Chairman will try to ensure a balanced debate in relation to the apparent spread and strength of views held by junior members. If informed selection is to be possible it is desirable that when giving notice of the wish to be called a junior member should indicate (a) whether he or she intends to support or oppose the motion before the House, (b) whether he or she would speak on behalf of any club, committee, group, or association, (c) whether he or she is supported by other junior members (up to twelve of whom might sign the notice).

If the number giving notice is small they will all be admitted to the floor of the House although this does not ensure their being called. In other cases some selection may be necessary at the stages of both admission and calling of speakers. If there is to be time to tell applicants whether they will be admitted notice will have to be received in good time. Junior members should therefore send in such notice, in writing, to the Registrar to be received at the University Offices not later than 10 a.m. on the Monday preceding the debate in question. The name of any representative nominated by OUSU should also be communicated to the Registrar, in writing, through the President by that time. A notice will then be posted in the University Offices and on the gate of the Clarendon Building not later than 10 a.m. on the morning of the debate, indicating whether all applicants will be admitted to the floor of the House or, if selection has had to take place, the names of those selected for admission to the floor.

Junior members not admitted to the floor of the House will normally be permitted to listen to the debate from the gallery. Junior members on the floor of the House will be asked to remain in their places while a vote is being taken.

Under Tit. XIV, Sect. IV, § 1, cl. 2, junior members are defined as `those persons who, having been admitted to matriculation, are residing to fulfil the requirements of any statute, decree, or regulation of the University or reading for any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University and who have not proceeded to membership of Convocation'. (Membership of Convocation is normally obtained by taking the MA degree.)

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GUIDELINES FOR LEAVE FOR ACADEMIC STAFF

The General Board's regulations in respect of sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing obligations are set out in Ch. VII, Sect. I

(Statutes, 1997, pp. 384–6). Provisions for other leave are set out in the same section (pp. 382–3). The following guidelines describe the General Board's policy and practice in respect of applications for leave which do not fall within the category of straightforward sabbatical leave or dispensation, i.e. special leave.

Applications for leave to hold some public offices or certain research awards

(a) Applications for leave to accept an appointment in the public service of national importance are normally granted by the General Board, provided that the purpose of the leave can be shown to be compatible with the academic interests of the faculty, the faculty board lends its support to the application, and it is clear that the individual intends to return to university service after the period of leave. Leave for this purpose for heads of departments or professors can, however, be problematic, for obvious reasons.

(b) Applications to national bodies for prestigious and competitive research awards (such as British Academy Research Readerships and Senior Research Fellowships, EPSRC Senior or Advanced Fellowships and Nuffield Foundation Social Science Research Fellowships) should be made to the General Board through the faculty board. It is usual for such national bodies to specify that applications should be made through the employing institution, and in Oxford's case this involves routing the application via the faculty board to the General Board. The University will normally support such applications for prestigious awards, but it is necessary for the faculty board and the General Board to consider carefully what replacement teaching arrangements will be required if an application is successful.

Leave granted under (a) and (b) does not count against sabbatical entitlement: indeed the rules of some research awards specifically forbid this. However, as in other cases of special leave, the period of leave does not count as qualifying service for the purpose of calculating future entitlement to sabbatical leave, and sabbatical leave is not normally granted in the period immediately preceding or following periods of such leave, although some flexibility may be exercised in respect of periods of special leave not exceeding one year, especially in connection with the holding of research awards.

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Applications for leave for other purposes

All other applications for leave are initially considered in terms of application for sabbatical leave, until entitlement to sabbatical leave is exhausted. In other words, if an individual applies for leave under this section for any term which he or she would be entitled to take as sabbatical leave, any leave granted for that term will be granted as sabbatical leave. Such leave may also be granted as sabbatical leave in advance of entitlement: in other words, sabbatical leave will be granted for a term which the applicant would not normally be entitled to take as sabbatical leave, and leave for the term in question will then be deemed to be taken in a later term (normally not more than six terms later). In this way the leave will count against an individual's sabbatical entitlement: taking the individual's service as a whole, the leave will not be in addition to the standard sabbatical entitlement. For sabbatical leave to be granted in advance of entitlement, an academic case must be made by the faculty board to the Appointments Committee of the General Board.

When sabbatical leave entitlement had been exhausted, an application has to be considered in whole or in part as one for special leave. In such cases, faculty boards are required, when making recommendations to the Appointments Committee of the General Board, to specify whether, and if so how, the grant of such leave would be in the academic interests of the faculty. Where there is no statement of academic interest, or this statement is not persuasive, special leave will not be granted.

Applications for special leave cover many kinds of situation. One would be an unrepeatable opportunity to pursue academic interests where the applicant is ineligible for sabbatical leave. In such a case it would be necessary for the faculty board to demonstrate the academic advantage (to the University rather than to the individual) of the individual being able to accept the opportunity, and for an explanation to be given of why such an opportunity could not be taken up at a later period when the applicant would be entitled to sabbatical leave. Another situation where special leave might be applied for would be where there was a need for fieldwork for a period exceeding one year, which could therefore not be accommodated within the sabbatical provisions. In such a case it would be expected, as usual, that as much of the leave as possible would be taken as sabbatical or sabbatical in advance of entitlement, and the faculty board would again need to demonstrate the academic advantage to the University of the application's being granted.

Very occasionally applications are made for leave to enable someone to accept an appointment in another academic institution (other than a routine visiting appointment held during sabbatical leave). In such instances, the faculty board would need to make an extremely convincing case as to desirability of the individual being offered reversionary rights to his or her university post for any application to be successful. Factors taken into account would include all relevant circumstances relating to the individual's role within the faculty and the consequences for the faculty, in terms of the refilling of the post, if leave were not to be granted and the individual were therefore to resign. On this latter point, it should be noted, of course, that if leave is granted and the individual subsequently resigns during the period of leave or at the end of it, the uncertainty about the long-term filling of the post will have been exacerbated. The longer the appointment in the other institution the less likely it is that leave will be granted; leave will not be granted save in the most exceptional circumstances to enable someone to decide whether to accept a permanent appointment elsewhere.

In each of the situations outlined above, applications are considered on their academic merits, but it is emphasised that the nature of special leave is that it is granted exceptionally rather than automatically. Advice on the likelihood of success of any application can be obtained from the Secretary of Faculties or the secretary of the Appointments Committee of the General Board.

The General Board takes the view that academic staff are specifically appointed to undertake both teaching and research, and (although the Board would support arrangements whereby teaching in excess of a contracted or reasonable stint was relieved) an extremely good case needs to be made in support of an application for special leave which would have the result of the individual's teaching being conducted mainly or wholly by someone else. This is a especially true given that the sabbatical leave scheme has been preserved intact throughout retrenchment, so providing the opportunity for individuals to concentrate on research in one term out of every seven. Willingness to forgo university stipend or the ease with which funding for a replacement appointment may be attracted will not be sufficient to guarantee in any way the success of an application for special leave.

It is emphasised that any application for leave, including any application for funding which might result in the need for leave from university duties to be granted, must be made to the General Board through the faculty board (and head of department, in departmentally organised faculties). In every case the academic advantage to the institution will be the general criterion by which applications will be considered: in every case the General Board requires details of any necessary substitute arrangements, including those relating to examining and graduate supervision.

It is recognised that some offers are made to individuals at short notice. Given the fact that all members of the academic staff have clear obligations to the University under the terms of their contracts, however, no such offer should be accepted without the explicit approval of the General Board under the procedures set out above: for this reason any prospect of such an offer, however indefinite, must be discussed (in strict confidence) with Dr Whiteley, secretary to the Appointments Committee of the General Board, at the very earliest opportunity. Delay in bringing to the attention of the University the possibility that an offer may be made will mean that if applications and substitute arrangements then have to be considered at short notice, this might compromise the chance of leave being granted.

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Stipendiary arrangements

Leave granted under the above arrangements is normally without university stipend, but the precise implications for payment can vary. In some cases the leave is clearly unpaid, such as when appointments in the public service are held. In other cases, such as the holding of prestigious research awards, the University is expected to continue paying the individual, while the grant-giving body provides support for the University to employ a replacement: or the grant-giving body supplies a sum of money which is equivalent to that paid by the University under normal circumstances to the individual. Although this is technically special leave without university stipend, the University will continue to pay the stipend to the individual through the payroll mechanism, being reimbursed by the award-giving body. Special leave under any other arrangement will mean the University will cease to make payments of stipend and national insurance and superannuation contributions. In general, except where the rules of grant-giving bodies in respect of major competitive awards specify otherwise, it is expected that the normal result of the granting of an application for special leave will be the release to the University of the full salary and on-costs of the substantive university appointment, which may be available, with the agreement of the General Board, to the faculty board for the making of any necessary replacement appointment. This is particularly important given the University's practice of advertising temporary university lecturerships, for example, without cash-limited salary scales.

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MUSIC FACULTY

Concerts

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET will give concerts on the days shown. Tickets, costing £8 (£6/£4) for the concerts on 22 and 24 February, and £5 (£2.50) for the concert on 26 February, may be obtained from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door.

Mon. 22 Feb., 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room: Haydn, Quartet in D major, op. 20, no. 4; John Cooney, Chasing Shadows; Beethoven, Quartet in B flat major, op. 130 (with the Grose Fuge finale).

Wed. 24 Feb., 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room: Mozart, Quartet in C major, K.465; Tippett, Third Quartet; Schubert, Quartet in A minor, D.804.

Fri. 26 Feb., 1 p.m., the chapel, Exeter College: Haydn, Quartet in B flat major, op. 71, no. 1; Mendelssohn, Octet in flat major, op. 20 (with students from the Faculty of Music).

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS NEWSLETTER

Newsletter no.42

1. Monthly Billing

We are preparing systems which will enable our invoices to be sent out monthly, rather than quarterly. We hope this will give departments and colleges a more timely indication of telecomms costs and make it easier for them to budget. We expect to be able to move to monthly billing in the next academic year.

We would welcome comments from colleges and departments on this development. We anticipate it will be useful to most OUTN customers but we would like to know if customers have good reasons for either welcoming or not welcoming this proposed change.

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2. ACC Student Telephone Service

By the beginning of Trinity term it is expected that there will be over 2,000 student telephone lines working on the ACC service in 14 colleges, with many hundreds more planned for Michaelmas term.

If colleges are yet unsure about how to proceed and have not agreed a contract with ACC, they are invited to contact either the Telecommunications Manager (extension 70707) or Jill Smyth of ACC on 0181-400 4874 for further details.

If college rooms have not yet been wired for telephones, Colin Willoughby (extension 80731) may be contacted for advice on how to proceed.

Colleges should note that there is a large amount of engineering work necessary to provide sufficient capacity in the University's telecommunications network for the provision of student telephones. We therefore cannot guarantee to be able to serve any requests for service in Michaelmas Term for colleges which have not signed contracts with ACC by the end of April so colleges should consider now the benefits of providing telephones for their students.

They should also note that after careful consideration the University has made an agreement for ACC to have exclusive access to the University telecomms network for the supply of student telephone services. It will therefore not be possible for colleges to use other suppliers' services and have those phones connected to the University network.

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3. Voice Mail

There now 1,748 registered users of voice mail.

Staff should be encouraged to use this facility as a means of answering calls when they are away from their office or otherwise unable to answer the telephone.

However, they must also be aware of the need to listen and respond to messages in their mail boxes if the service is not to fall into disrepute.

Full details of how to register and use the service are in the internal telephone directory and on the Telecomms Web site, http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/telecom/.

The service is free of charge and available to all members of staff with personal OUTN extensions.

The mail server also allows the creation of customised `Auto-attendants'. One of these was used last year to handle the peak load of enquiries from students about exam results. Callers were played a recording which stated which exam results were available and then offered the opportunity of speaking to the Examinations School staff. This reduced the numbers of calls from students whose results were not yet available and enabled staff to give a better service to callers whose results had been released.

Colleges or departments should contact Ian Everett (extension 70707) if they wish to consider using an auto-attendant.

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4. Staffing News

Shaun Gartmeyer is about to leave us to do a world tour. We wish him well and will try not to be too envious of him on this adventure.

We will shortly welcome back as an enquiry point operator David Hunt, who left some years ago to get a degree and is now wanting to return to Oxford. His experience of OUTN will be invaluable.

We are also pleased that Shelly Burgess, after nine months with us, has become a permanent, rather than temporary, member of staff.

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5. Contact Information

Telephone Faults: 88888 (out of office hours, phone Security on 72944 for urgent faults only)

Voice Mail—Access or registration from own phone: 00

Voice Mail—Access from another OUTN extension: 01

Voice Mail—Access from a non OUTN phone: Oxford 280001

Voice Mail Help Line: 02

Telephone Accounts: 70706 (Brian Wallis)

Call logger reports: 70714

Advice on Telephone Facilities: 70704 (Ros Hayward)

New Telephone lines, moves of telephones, etc.: 70712 (Daphne Tilling)

Advice on Cabling Installation: 80731 (Colin Willoughby)

Telecommunications Policy: 70707 (Ian Everett)

Telecommunications Committee: 70761 (Jane Sherwood)

Fax: 70708

E-mail: telecommunications@admin.ox.ac.uk

Web site: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/telecom/

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