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ROUSE BALL PROFESSORSHIP OF MATHEMATICS

PHILIP CANDELAS, D.PHIL. (BA Cambridge), Professor, Department of Physics, University of Texas at Austin, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 September 1999.

Professor Candelas will be a fellow of Wadham College.

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ACTION RESEARCH PROFESSORSHIP OF CLINICAL NEUROLOGY

GEORGE CORNELL EBERS (MD Toronto), Professor, Department of Clinical Neurological Sciences, University Hospital, University of Western Ontario, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 August 1999.

Professor Ebers will be a fellow of St Edmund Hall.

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RECONFERMENT OF TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

On the recommendation of the relevant faculty board, the General Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Pharmacology on L.L. IVERSEN (BA, PH.D. Cambridge), FRS, Director and Founder of Panos Therapeutics Ltd., for the period until 30 September 2003.

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S.E. WILSON SCHOLARSHIP IN FORESTRY

The Scholarship has been awarded to G. PFETSCHER, Linacre College.

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UNIVERSITIES SUPERANNUATION SCHEME (USS)

Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 1998

The Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 1998 has been published and copies of the full document, or an abridged version in leaflet form, may be obtained on application to the Superannuation Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70156/(2)80675).

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Intensive weekend language courses

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/weekend_co urses/.

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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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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CIRCULATION OF THE GAZETTE TO RETIRED SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

It has been decided that any former member of Congregation over the age of seventy-five who is resident in Oxford may continue to receive the Gazette, if he or she so wishes, on application in writing to the Information Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Such applications must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year.

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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 HOLIDAY PLAY-SCHEME

The University has provided an eighty-place play-scheme, to run during the next school half-term holiday, Monday, 31 May–Friday, 4 June, 8.15 a.m.–6.15 p.m. each day. Children can stay a whole or half-day and will have an exciting range of activities and play to choose from. The launch of the scheme will coincide with National Childcare Week, promoted by the Daycare Trust.

Children between the ages of five and fourteen years will be catered for with activities for the under-eights provided separately from those for the older children. Parents or guardians should be either a student of the University of an employee of the University or one of its constituent colleges. Any unsold places will be made available to other parents after these groups, but great demand is anticipated for the half-term holiday.

The play-scheme will take place at Frideswide Middle School in Marston Ferry Road, Summertown, Oxford. The school is superbly equipped with excellent playing fields, tennis courts, playgrounds, and two indoor sports halls. In addition there is good access to the Ferry Pool. There will be a free minibus service from the centre of Oxford for those who need it.

A full day will be charged at £15, £7.50 for a half-day, £62.50 for the full week, and concessions for siblings and student and lone parents.

Details and booking forms are available from the Equal Opportunities Administrative Assistant (telephone: (2)70238, e-mail: jenny.huxley@admin.ox.ac.uk). Alternatively telephone the Childcare Officer on (2)70567 or e-mail philippa.oconnor@admin.ox.ac.uk.

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