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ECONOMICS AND STATISTICS AND SOCIAL STUDIES FACULTY LIBRARIES

Closure of the libraries during summer 1999

The Social Studies Libraries Committee wishes to advise members of the University that a new Economics Library will be opened on 31 August in the ground floor of a building designed by Sir Norman Foster and Partners. It will be located off Manor Road next to the St Cross Building. Stock from the present Institute of Economics and Statistics Library as well as the economics collection from the Social Studies Faculty Library will be transferred to the new building.

Painting and reclassification work in the Main Reading room of the Social Studies Faculty library will necessitate its closure during July and August. The Periodicals Reading Room will continue to be opened and a book retrieval service will be offered to library users. Normal lending will be possible for all non-economics material during July and August. The economics stock will be available only for short-loan borrowing.

The Social Studies Faculty library will be completely shut for four days, 25--30 August, reopening on 31 August.

The Economics and Statistics Library will operate as usual until 16 August. The library will then be shut for two weeks, reopening as the Economics Library in the new building on 31 August.

The Social Studies Libraries Committee apologises for any inconvenience which this closure may cause. Any member of the University who has specific queries or suggestions is invited to contact the librarian, Margaret Robb (telephone: (2)78709 or (2)71071, e-mail: margaret.robb@socstud.ox.ac.uk).

An exhibition showing details of the new library can be viewed in the main reading room of the Economics and Statistics Library, St Cross Building, Manor Road.

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WIDOWS OF FORMER MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY'S PENSION SCHEMES

From time to time the attention of the University is drawn to individual cases of financial hardship among widows of former members of the Federated Superannuation System for Universities (FSSU) and the University of Oxford Employees Pension Scheme (EPS). Limited resources are available to alleviate proven cases of hardship and any enquiry should be addressed to the Superannuation Officer, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. All cases are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

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DISCOUNT ON PERSONAL INSURANCE POLICIES AVAILABLE TO STAFF AND MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

Sun Alliance Connections, the personal insurances division of the main insurer of the University, provides discounts for members, staff, their families, and pensioners of the University of Oxford. The following savings can be achieved:

Household (buildings and/or contents: 20 per cent;
Travel (including winter sports): 12.5 per cent;
Private medical expenses: 10 per cent;
Private car: 5 per cent.

The University acts solely as an introducer of business to Sun Alliance Connections, receiving no commission or other remuneration, with all savings passed on to the subscribing member. For further information, a brochure may be obtained from Graham Waite (telephone: (2)80307), or Gill Tombs (telephone: (2)70110) at the University Offices. To obtain a quotation or receive specific information on the covers available, telephone Sun Alliance Connections' regional office on 0800 300 822, quoting the appropriate reference: SCH266 for car insurance; otherwise 34V0067.

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UNIVERSITY CLUB

Wine-tastings

Wine-tastings will be held at 5.45 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the University Club (6 South Parks Road). All members and their guests are welcome, the fee being £2 per person.

17 Jan.: Wines from the Rhône valley.

17 Mar.: Wines from South Africa and South America.

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