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PROFESSORSHIP OF MATHEMATICS AND ITS APPLICATIONS

STEPHEN JONATHAN CHAPMAN, MA, D.PHIL., Royal Society University Research Fellow, Mathematical Institute, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 July 1999.

Dr Chapman will be a fellow of Mansfield College.

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NEWS INTERNATIONAL VISITING PROFESSORSHIP OF BROADCAST MEDIA 1999–2000

ROGER GRAEF has been appointed to the News International Visiting Professorship of Broadcast Media for 1999–2000. He will take up appointment in Hilary Term 2000.

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APPOINTMENT OF ADDITIONAL PRO-PROCTOR

Acting in accordance with Tit. IX, Sect. vi, § 2, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 71), the Senior Proctor has nominated FRANCIS ROBERT LE PLASTRIER WARNER, MA, Fellow of St Peter's College, to serve as an additional Senior Pro-Proctor for the remainder of the current Proctorial year. Mr Warner was admitted to office by Mr Vice-Chancellor on 9 June.

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MAY PROFESSORSHIP OF MEDICINE

RAJESH V. THAKKER, who has been appointed to the professorship, will take up his duties on 1 July 1999.

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FRERE EXHIBITION FOR INDIAN STUDIES 1999

MS ROCHANA BAJPAI, Nuffield College, has been elected to the Exhibition.

Proxime accessit: KAUSHIK BHAUMIK, St Antony's College.

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C.E. STEVENS CLASSICAL TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP 1999

The Scholarship has been awarded to LYDIA PRIOR, Magdalen College.

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CHARLES OLDHAM CLASSICAL TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIPS 1999

Scholarships have have been awarded to the following:

ADAM ANDREWS, Corpus Christi College

EMMA ASTON, Corpus Christi College

KATHARINE BROWN, Corpus Christi College

ARIK DONDI, Corpus Christi College

TOM HARDWICK, Queen's College

ZENA KAMASH, Magdalen College

DANIEL KISS, Corpus Christi College

CAMILLA LONG, Corpus Christi College

CLARE MACDONALD, Corpus Christi College

KATHRYN MUSCROFT, Magdalen College

FLORA ROBERTS, St Hilda's College

ROSALIND STOTT, St Anne's College

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GIBBS PRIZES IN CLASSICS 1999

Prizes have been awarded to the following:

WILLIAM BROCKLISS, Corpus Christi College

JONATHAN DAVIES, New College

DAVINA GIVEN, St Hilda's College

KATE LEVICK, Magdalen College

MATTHEW NICHOLLS, St John's College

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CRAVEN AWARDS 1999

The following awards have been made by the Craven Committee: Craven Fellowships: ALFONSO MORENO, Balliol College, and ANGELA POULTER, Brasenose College

Thomas Whitcombe Greene Scholarship for Classical Art and Archaeology: PENELOPE GOODMAN, Christ Church

Derby Scholarship: REBECCA ARMSTRONG, Balliol College

Henry Francis Pelham Studentship: MARK SHEPHEARD, St John's College

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ENGLISH POEM ON A SACRED SUBJECT 2001

The subject for 2001 is:

`The people of the book'.

The poem must consist of not less than sixty or more than 300 lines. It may be blank verse or in any form of verse rhymed in couplets or stanzas. There is a tradition which discourages dramatic form of composition for this prize.

Candidates for the prize (value of about £2,700) must either have qualified by examination for a degree of the University or hold the Degree of Master of Arts by Incorporation or by decree or special resolution or hold the status of Master of Arts at the time the subject was announced (25 June 1999). Consideration is being given, however, to extending the eligibility for these prizes to include postgraduate members of the University who have obtained their undergraduate degrees at universities other than Oxford or Cambridge. Consideration is also being given to changing the time at which eligibility is determined, from the time when the subject is announced to that of the closing date for entries. The judges may, at their discretion, also make an award to the proxime accessit. Should no such award be made the value of the main award will be increased.

Poems (three copies) are to be sent under a sealed cover to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before 1 July 2001. Each author is required to conceal his or her name and to distinguish his or her composition by a motto, sending at the same time his or her name, college, and address in a separate envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it.

The prize may not be awarded more than twice to the same person.

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Old Library—open 28 June to 17 July

The first stage of the Bodleian Old Library Development project is nearing completion, and Duke Humfrey's Library will reopen on Monday, 19 July. As the contractors' work on the project has proceeded, it has become clear that it will no longer be necessary to close the whole of the Old Library building from Sunday, 27 June, to Sunday, 18 July. The Library is therefore pleased to announce that the Upper and Lower Reading Rooms will be open as usual during that period (9 a.m.–7 p.m., Monday to Friday, and 9 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday). There will, however, be some disruption to normal service in the Upper Reading Room as all books will be returned to Duke Humfrey through its north range. Western manuscripts and pre-1640 books normally read in Duke Humfrey will not be available during these three weeks. The service to readers of these materials, which has been provided in the Upper Reading Room and the Bullard Room since last September, will come to an end at 1 p.m. on Saturday, 26 June.

August Bank Holiday arrangements

Plans to open the central Bodleian reading rooms during the traditional August closed week will go ahead. The central buildings will be open from Tuesday, 31 August, to Saturday, 4 September, inclusive, and closed for the Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday, 28 August, Sunday, 29 August, and Monday, 30 August.

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UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD BOTANIC GARDEN AND HARCOURT ARBORETUM

The Botanic Garden, situated at the east end of the High Street opposite Magdalen College, contains the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the world. In just 4½ acres there are 8,000 species from nearly all of the 400 plant families. The bog garden has just been extensively renovated, the rock garden has been rebuilt, and a new double border, designed to be colourful from August to October, has been planted this spring. The seven display glasshouses provide a variety of environments ranging from tropical aquatic through rain forest to arid desert.

The Garden is open daily (except Christmas Day and Good Friday) at the following times:

April–September: 9 a.m.–5 p.m., glasshouses 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.
October–March: 9 a.m.–4.30 p.m., glasshouses 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Last admission at 4.15 p.m., all year round.

Admission charge September–March: by donation. April–August: day ticket £2, residents' and regulars' season ticket £3, children under twelve free. Friends of the Botanic Garden and holders of the University identity card will not be charged for admission.

The eighty-acre Harcourt Arboretum at Nuneham Courtenay, six miles south of Oxford on the A4074, contains one of the finest collections of mature trees in this country. It is situated on a locally rare outcrop of acid soil allowing the cultivation of rhododendrons and other species that will not grow at the Botanic Garden in the city centre.

The Arboretum is open as follows:

May–October: daily 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
November–April: weekdays only, 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

Last admission fifteen minutes before closing.

Closed over the Christmas/New Year holiday and from Good Friday to Easter Monday inclusive.

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