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NUFFIELD PROFESSORSHIP OF COMPARATIVE EUROPEAN POLITICS

JEREMY JOHN RICHARDSON (BA Keele, MA (ECON.), PH.D. Manchester), Professor of European Public Policy, University of Essex, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 1998.

Professor Richardson will be a fellow of Nuffield College.

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SIR JOHN HICKS PROFESSORSHIP OF ECONOMICS

KEVIN WILLIAM STUART ROBERTS, MA, D.PHIL. (BA Essex), Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 April 1999.

Professor Roberts will be a fellow of Nuffield College.

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PROFESSORSHIP OF ECONOMICS

JAMES MARTIN MALCOMSON (MA Cambridge, MA, PH.D. Harvard), Professor of Economics, University of Southampton, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 January 1999.

Professor Malcomson will be a fellow of All Souls College.

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PROFESSORSHIP OF GENERAL PRACTICE

DAVID MANT (MB, CH.B. Birmingham, MA Cambridge, M.SC. London), Professor of Primary Care Epidemiology, University of Southampton, and Director of Research and Development, South and West Region, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 1998.

Professor Mant will be a fellow of Kellogg College.

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NEWTON–ABRAHAM VISITING PROFESSORSHIP 1999–2000

STUART ALAN RICE (BS Brooklyn College, AM, PH.D. Harvard), Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor, James Franck Institute and the Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, has been elected to the professorship for the academic year 1999–2000.

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NEWTON–ABRAHAM VISITING PROFESSORSHIP 2000–1

JOSE A. CAMPOS-ORTEGA, Chairman of the Institute for Developmental Biology, University of Köln, who had been elected to the professorship for the academic year 2000–1, is now unable to take up the chair.

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CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

On the recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences, the General Board has conferred the title of Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in the Principles of Engineering Design on R.D. LOHR (B.SC. Kingston, PH.D. Bristol), Technical Director, Instron Ltd., High Wycombe, for a period of three years from 1 January 1999.

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DIRECTORSHIP OF THE COMPUTING LABORATORY

On the recommendation of the Mathematical Sciences Board, the General Board has assigned the laboratory to R.S. BIRD, MA, Fellow of Lincoln College and Professor of Computing Science, for a period of five years from 1 August 1998.

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FORD'S LECTURERSHIP IN BRITISH HISTORY 2001–2

PROFESSOR P.F. CLARKE, Professor of Modern History and Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge, has been appointed to the lecturership for 2001–2.

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STUTCHBURY SCHOLARSHIP IN PHARMACOLOGY 1998

The Scholarship has been awarded to MAMAS A. MAMAS, New College.

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SENIOR MATHEMATICAL PRIZE 1998

The Senior Mathematical Prize and Johnson University Prize have been awarded to GRAHAM R. SHARP, Queen's College.

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MRS CLAUDE BEDDINGTON ENGLISH LITERATURE PRIZE 1998

The Prize has been awarded to ADAM S. THIRLWELL, New College.

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RAMON SILVA MEMORIAL PRIZE IN SPOKEN SPANISH 1998

The Prize has been awarded to LOUISE GOULDING, Trinity College.

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ARTEAGA PRIZE 1998

The Prize for distinguished work in Spanish has been awarded to LOUISE GOULDING, Trinity College.

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CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS PRIZE FOR ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT (SPONSORED BY BOC)

The Prize has been awarded to UROS CVETKO, University College.

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MARTIN WRONKER PRIZES IN MEDICINE 1998

The Prize has been awarded to SUSAN E. SHAPIRO, New College.

Additional grants have been awarded to MATTHEW D. TAM, St Hugh's College, and KATHERINE H.A. TRIPPE, Lady Margaret Hall.

A prize for meritorious performance in the dissertation in the Honour School of Physiological Sciences has been awarded to MATTHEW C. WILLIAMS-GRAY, University College.

A prize for meritorious performance in Pharmacology in the Honour School of Physiological Sciences has been awarded to AUGUSTIN M.S. BROOKS, Hertford College.

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ANDREW HOPLEY PRIZE 1998

The Prize has been awarded to GWILYM M. MORRIS, St Edmund Hall.

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SOCIETY PRIZE 1998

The Prize has been awarded to ISABEL DEAN, St Hilda's College.

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HARLEY PRIZE OF THE NEW PHYTOLOGIST TRUST 1998

The Prize has been awarded to R.A. INGLE, St John's College.

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SCHACHT MEMORIAL PRIZE 1998

A Prize for Arabic in the Honour School of Oriental Studies has been awarded to K. HACHMEIER, University College.

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JAMES MEW SENIOR PRIZES 1998

Prizes for Arabic in the Honour School of Oriental Studies have been awarded to D. BROOKSHAW, Pembroke College, M. MÜLHAÜSLER, Wadham College, and MISS R. SCOTT, Pembroke College.

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GAISFORD PRIZE FOR GREEK PROSE 1988

The Prize has been awarded to SINÉAD WILLIS, New College.

Proxime accessit: LETIZIA PALLADINI, Balliol College.

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GAISFORD PRIZE FOR GREEK VERSE 1998

The prize has not been awarded.

Honourably mentioned: LETIZIA PALLADINI, Balliol College.

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GAISFORD ESSAY PRIZE 1988

The prize has not been awarded.

Honourably mentioned: DAVID HODGKINSON, Balliol College.

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GAISFORD GRADUATE DISSERTATION PRIZE 1998

The prize has not been awarded.

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GLADSTONE MEMORIAL ESSAY PRIZE 1998

The Prize has been awarded to JOSEPH BORD, Balliol College.

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HICKS AND WEBB MEDLEY PRIZES 1998

The Prizes, for the best performances in Economics in the Honour Schools of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, and Modern History and Economics, have been awarded to TIMOTHY E. EASINGWOOD, Pembroke College, MISS SABINA KALYAN, Lincoln College, and TIMOTHY J. WARD, University College.

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GEORGE WEBB MEDLEY UNDERGRADUATE THESIS PRIZE 1998

The Prize, for an Economics subject submitted in place of a paper in the Final Honour Schools in PPE, has been awarded to MISS REBECCA THOMPSON, Brasenose College.

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PRIZES IN BACHELOR OF CIVIL LAW/MAGISTER JURIS IN EUROPEAN AND COMPARATIVE LAW 1998

Vinerian Scholarship (joint award): HENRY F. SMITH, Merton College, and SUSAN M.C. GIBBONS, University College

Rupert Cross Prize for the best paper in Evidence: SUSAN D. BOUCHER, New College

John Morris Prize for the best performance in the paper in the Conflict of Laws: AEDIT ABDULLAH, Worcester College

Herbert Hart Prize for the best performance in the paper in Jurisprudential and Political Theory: ANTJE L. PEDAIN, University College

Clifford Chance Prize for the best performance in the the Magister Juris (joint award): SAMANTHA A. BESSON, Balliol College, and HANNES UNBERATH, Worcester College

Monckton Chambers Prize for the best performance in Competition Law: CHRISTOPHER D. SIMARD, St John's College

Simms Prize for the best performance in Crime, Justice, and the Penal System: SUSAN M.C. GIBBONS, University College

Allen & Overy Prize for the best performance in Corporate Insolvency Law: CHRISTOPHER D. SIMARD, St John's College

Civil Procedure Prize for the best performance in Principles of Civil Procedure: JULIAN LONG, Worcester College

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OXFORD GRADUATES' MEDICAL CLUB ESSAY PRIZE 1998

The Prize has been awarded to JOSEPH EKOW ODOOM, Green College.

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

                                      Appointed by

Professorship of Genetics

Professor S. Iversen (Chairman)      Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Warden of Keble                  ex officio
Professor M. Ashburner               Council
Dr P. Nurse                          Council
Professor N.E. Murray                General Board
Professor P.C. Newell                Biological Sciences Board
Professor C.J. Leaver                Biological Sciences Board
Professor D.J. Sherratt              Biological Sciences Board
Dr S.V. Hunt                         Keble College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Tit. IX, Sect. iii, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 67).

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REVIEW OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Under the University's procedures for the regular review of faculties and departments, the General Board has set up a committee under the chairmanship of Dr P.J. Collins to review the Department of Educational Studies. The terms of the review are:

(a) to consider the provision and quality of teaching and research in the Department of Educational Studies and the balance between the two, having regard to international standards of excellence;

(b) to review the organisational and management structures and facilities in the department, including such matters as academic staff planning and recruitment, accommodation and future staff needs, library and IT provision, and facilities for students;

(c) to consider the relationship between the department and other departments in the University, and Westminster College;

(d) to make recommendations, bearing in mind the likely measure of available resources.

Members of the University who wish to contribute to the review are asked to forward their submission by Friday, 22 October, to the secretary of the review committee, Miss C.M. Godman, either in writing to the University offices or by e-mail to: catherine.godman@admin.ox.ac.uk.

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CHANGE IN REGULATIONS

The following Special Regulation concerning dyslexic candidates in University Examinations will come into effect on 9 October.

The Proctors

Dyslexic candidates in university examinations

With effect from 1 October 1998

In EXAMINATION Decrees, 1997, p. 1084, after l. 24 insert:

`DYSLEXIC CANDIDATES

Regulations of the Proctors

The University maintains a Register of Dyslexic Students. To be placed on the Register, a Junior Member must forward to the University Disability Adviser, through the authorities of his or her college or other society, an assessment by a qualified educational psychologist carried out not more than six years prior to matriculation. It is the Junior Member's own responsibility to obtain such an assessment and to apply for inclusion on the register prior to being entered for any university examination for which he or she proposes to ask (a) for special examination arrangements relating to the dyslexia and (b) for the condition to be taken into account as a special factor affecting performance in that examination.

On each occasion when entering for a university examination, a candidate who is on the Register of Dyslexic Students may ask, through the authorities of his or her college or other society and without submission of further evidence (unless so required by the Proctors) (a) for special examination arrangements relating to the dyslexia to be made and (b) for the condition to be brought to the attention of the examiners as a special factor affecting performance in that examination. Candidates on the Register of Dyslexic Students will normally be allowed extra time in examinations (not exceeding fifteen minutes per hour of written paper). Requests for other special arrangements (e.g. use of a computer, typing of illegible scripts, exemption from a written examination) will be considered by the Proctors on their merits. The Proctors will also ask the relevant Chairman of Examiners to place the following statement on the examination scripts of each dyslexic candidate for whom special arrangements have been approved:

This candidate is dyslexic. Problems with writing become acute when writing under time pressure. The most common indicators, in addition to poor general organisation of essays, are poor sentence structure and syntax, inappropriate use of tense, of singular and plural, and of punctuation and capital letters. The candidate may use inappropriate words, or in the case of unstressed words, such as prepositions and conjunctions, miss them out altogether. All these factors, and spelling errors, may increase with each page of writing as fatigue sets in, and can make the candidate's work appear disjointed, immature, or careless. The dyslexic candidate is not aware of these errors.

Please mark the script as it stands, but indicate to yourself in your notes that you have marked the script of a dyslexic candidate so that, at a later stage in the examination, you and your fellow examiners can discuss what, if any, account to take of the candidate's condition for classification purposes.'

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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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CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY

The gallery has closed for conservation and building work, and will reopen on 7 June 1999.

An exhibition of works from the gallery, including paintings by Filippino Lippi, Lorenzo Lotto, Annibale Carracci, Sir Anthony Van Dyck, and Frans Hals, will be held at the National Gallery, London, 2 October–29 November (admission free).

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

End Of Summer Visitor Management Scheme

The visitor management scheme which has been in operation since early May closed on Friday, 11 September. From Saturday, 12 September, all visitors have access to the Old Schools Quad and the Divinity School as in previous years.

The guided tours of the Library, undertaken by our volunteer guides, will continue through the winter months with the Radcliffe Camera being visited while Duke Humfrey's Library is closed. Tickets for these tours will again be sold by the duty porter in the Divinity School.

The Library will be reviewing the operation of this summer's visitor management scheme with a view to its development in the summer of 1999.

Further information may be obtained from Dr Judith Thomas, Assistant Secretary of the Library (telephone: (2)77224, e-mail:judith.thomas@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

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TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY

The Taylor Institution Library will be closed on Wednesday, 4 November, for essential building and electrical work. Both the Main Library and the Slavonic and Modern Greek Section will be closed. The Curators and the Librarian apologise for any inconvenience.

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