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A new award from the J.S. McDonnell Foundation, based in the United States of America, will continue to fund the Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at the University from May 1998 for a further five years, ending April 2003. The centre links work on many aspects of brain research relevant to human cognition in several departments at Oxford and other institutions.

The McDonnell-Pew Centre encourages work in all areas of cognitive neuroscience across all relevant disciplines and embraces research on experimental, theoretical, and clinical studies of perceptual analysis, memory, language, and motor control, including philosophical approaches to cognition. Current and fuller information on the centre is available on the Web at

The renewed centre offers several forms of support:

---One-year graduate studentships;

---Visiting fellowships, to contribute to the costs of short-term visits from distinguished researchers from overseas;

---Seminar programme;

---Workshops, for the planning of collaborative research;

---Annual Autumn School in Cognitive Neuroscience, mainly for graduate students and postdoctoral scientists;

---Annual Summer School in Connectionist Modelling;

---Network grants, to cover the costs of exchange visits for collaboration with laboratories elsewhere in the world, especially in Europe and North America;

---Research support fund, providing small grants for pilot projects and experience in new techniques;

---Pilot project grants for functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging, to enable investigators to start projects at the Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain (FMRIB);

---Travel fund, especially for costs of visits to other laboratories or to training courses to learn new techniques.

Support is normally restricted to members of the McDonnell--Pew centre but, in exceptional circumstances, applications from others will be considered.

Anyone wishing to join the mailing list of the centre should contact Harriet Fishman, Administrative Secretary, McDonnell--Pew Secretariat, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: Oxford (2)72497, e-mail:

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German courses for archaeologists

A week of intensive German courses for archaeologists, for beginners and intermediate learners, will be held in the Institute of Archaeology, 15–19 March.

Those wishing to attend should register 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, the Institute of Archaeology.

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