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BAMPTON LECTURERSHIP 2001

DAVID A.S. FERGUSSON, Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Aberdeen, has been elected to the Bampton Lecturership for 2001.

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LABORATORY OF PHYSIOLOGY

On the recommendation of the Physiological Sciences Board, the General Board has assigned the Laboratory of Physiology to PROFESSOR J.C. ELLORY, MA, D.SC., Fellow of Corpus Christi College and Reader in Human Physiology, for a period of five years from 1 October 1999.

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CHARLES OLDHAM SHAKESPEARE PRIZE 1999

The Prize has been awarded to WILLIAM E. POOLE, New College.

Additional prizes have been awarded to VICTORIA MCLEOD- MOORE, Lady Margaret Hall, AMY NORTON, St Hilda's College, and ALEXANDRA DAVISON, Christ Church.

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THE YEAR 2000 ISSUE

None of us can have avoided all the warnings being given about problems that may occur when the year changes from 1999 to 2000. Such warnings should not just have been received through the media but also from one's head of department or house, and also from the team your unit has working on this issue.

The University has been assisting unit Year 2000 co-ordinators in a formal way for more than a year through mailing-lists and periodic meetings where the various issues and concerns have been aired. Information about the issue is available on the Web at http://www.ox.ac.uk/year2000/.

The aim of the compliance project is that heads of department should be able to sign a certificate of compliance at the end of March 1999. Details of this will be sent to heads of department very shortly. To assist in the preparation of this, a questionnaire was sent to all departments—not colleges—at the beginning of this year asking them to say in detail how they were achieving compliance and to advise the central administration of any difficulties they were having.

Recently, a Statement of Readiness was published (http://www.ox.ac.uk/year2000/readiness.html) giving general information to those outside the University; this says: The University of Oxford has established a Working Group which is charged with co-ordinating Year 2000 readiness. The University is a signatory of the government-endorsed Pledge 2000 (http://business.bug2000.co.uk/problem/pledge_index.shtml), and is committed to identifying and dealing effectively with Year 2000 issues in the University. The University is actively pursuing a programme which aims to achieve Year 2000 compliance throughout the University. However the potential impact of the Year 2000 issue differs between individual departments of the University, and completion of the University's compliance programme will be achieved at varying rates by individual departments. Oxford University Press has issued its own statement of readiness (http://www.oup.co.uk/E-P/y2k/). Colleges of the University are corporate bodies in their own right, and as such they are responsible for achieving their own compliance. The University uses the definition of Year 2000 compliance which is described in BSI DISC PD 2000--1:1998 (http://www.bsi.org.uk/disc/2000.html).

Any member of the University who has any queries about the University's work on the Year 2000 issue should contact Charles Curran (e-mail: y2k@ox.ac.uk, telephone: (2)70063).

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EASTER VACATION ARRANGEMENTS

University Offices

The University Offices will be closed for normal business from 1 April to 11 April inclusive.

The offices will also be closed on 3 May and 31 May.


Sheldonian Theatre

The Sheldonian Theatre will be closed for normal business from 1 April to 11 April inclusive.

University Counselling Service

The hours of the Counselling Service will be as follows during the Easter Vacation:

Monday, 29 March–Wednesday, 31 March inclusive: open 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

Thursday, 1 April–Friday, 9 April inclusive: closed.

Monday, 12 April–Friday, 16 April inclusive: open 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

From Monday, 18 April, usual hours: open 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.


Gazette publication arrangements

This is the final Gazette of the present term. Publication for Trinity Term will begin on 22 April.

The next Appointments Supplement will appear with the Gazette of 29 April.

The usual deadlines will apply.

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Intensive weekend language courses, Trinity Term

The Language Centre will be running weekend language courses in Trinity Term 1999. Each course will consist of eight hours of tuition with an emphasis on speaking and listening to the language, running from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., with a half-hour break, on both Saturday and Sunday. Some of the material to be studied will be taken from Satellite TV, radio broadcasts, and newspaper articles. The maximum number of participants per group will be fifteen. A fee of £26 will be charged to junior members of the University and other full-time students, £34 to members of Congregation and members of staff, and £45 to non-members.

German

Teaching hours: Saturday, 22 May, 9 a.m.–1.30 p.m. (end of week four), and Sunday, 23 May, 9 a.m.–1.30 p.m. Classes at the following levels: absolute beginners, intermediate.

Italian

Teaching hours: Saturday, 22 May, 9 a.m.–1.30 p.m. (end of week four), and Sunday, 23 May, 9 a.m.–1.30 p.m. Classes at the following levels: absolute beginners, lower intermediate.

French

Teaching hours: Saturday, 5 June, 9 a.m.–1.30 p.m. (end of week six), and Sunday, 6 June, 9 a.m.–1.30 p.m. Classes at the following levels: near/false beginners, lower intermediate, upper intermediate.

Spanish

Teaching hours: Saturday, 5 June, 9 a.m.–1.30 p.m. (end of week six), and Sunday, 6 June, 9 a.m.–1.30 p.m. Classes at the following levels: absolute beginners, lower intermediate.

Any member of the University who wishes to receive further details and a booking form for these courses should contact Angela Pinkney, Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: (2)83360, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk).

An application form is also downloadable from the Language Centre's World Wide Web pages: http://info.ox.ac.uk/departments/langcentre/courses/weeke nd_courses/.

The Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, fax: (2)83366, e- mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://units.ox.ac.uk/departments/langcentre).

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FACULTY OF MUSIC

Concerts

New Music Weekend, 23–4 April

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA WINDS, with Olga Balakleets, piano, will perform works by Schumann, Harvey, Crosse, and Mozart (K.452), at 8 p.m. on Friday, 23 April, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets are available from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 798600) or at the door. Full-price tickets cost £10; details of available concessions may be obtained from the Oxford Playhouse.

TRIO FIBONACCI (Quebec) will perform new music by the following British and Canadian composers at 8 p.m. on Saturday, 24 April, in the Holywell Music Room: Harvey, Lesage, Sokolovic, Barrett, Oesterle, and Finnissy. Tickets, costing £8 (concessions £6/£4) are available from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 798600) or at the door.


Spring Music Weekend, 14–15 May

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA STRINGS, with Marios Papadopoulos, piano, will perform works by Vaughan Williams, Benjamin, Sakalis, and Dvorák (`Dumky Trio') at 8 p.m. on Friday, 14 May, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets are available from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 798600) or at the door. Full-price tickets cost £10; details of available concessions may be obtained from the Oxford Playhouse.

A Music Faculty Alumni Club reception will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 15 May, in Wadham College.

The Joan Conway Scholarship winners, 1998–9, will perform works by Schubert, Liszt, Finzi, Messiaen, and Takemitsu, at 12 noon on Saturday, 15 May, in the Holywell Music Room. This concert is free and open to the public.

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