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PASSMORE EDWARDS PRIZE 1999

The Prize has been awarded to RICHARD W. O'BRIEN, Magdalen College.

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TURVILLE-PETRE PRIZE 1999

In conjunction with the University, the Turville-Petre Prize for 1999 has been awarded by the Viking Society for Northern Research to FABIENNE MICHELET, Lincoln College.

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KIRK-GREENE PRIZE IN MODERN AFRICAN HISTORY 1999

The Prize has been awarded jointly to RICHARD HALKETT, Merton College, and RICHARD SMITH, Magdalen College.

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MRS CLAUDE BEDDINGTON ENGLISH LITERATURE PRIZE 1999

The Prize has been awarded to JOHN SCHOLAR, Magdalen College.

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GLADSTONE MEMORIAL ESSAY PRIZE 1999

The Prize has been awarded to CALUM MILLER, University College.

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ST CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA PRIZE 1999

The Prize has been awarded to GRANT BAYLISS, Ripon College, Cuddesdon.

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M.PHIL. IN ECONOMICS 1999

George Webb Medley Prizes

The Prize for the best thesis has been awarded to SIMON A. BOARD, Nuffield College.

The Prize for the best performance in written papers has been awarded to EMANOUIL VENARDOS, Magdalen College.

Proxime accessit (for both prizes): JOHN E. THANASSOULIS, Nuffield College.

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DENYER AND JOHNSON PRIZE 1999

The Prize has been awarded to DEAN SAUER, Oriel College.

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ARNOLD MODERN HISTORY PRIZE 1999

The Prize has been awarded jointly to MARIANNE BRUN-ROVET, Balliol College, and DIANA MAGNAY, St Hugh's College.

Proxime accessit: CATHERINE PEARSON, Queen's College.

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CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS PRIZE FOR ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT (SPONSORED BY BOC) 1999

The Prize has been awarded to LISA SHAW, Wadham College.

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STUDENT NUMBERS SUPPLEMENT: CORRECTIONS

The following corrections should be made to the Student Numbers Supplement (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4518, 14 July 1999).

On p. 1520, in Table 1, `Students in Residence', the Grand Total line, delete the totals for 1994–5 to 1997–8 inclusive and substitute the following:


1994-5    1995-6    1996-7     1997-8

14957     15236     15641      15945

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MUSEUMS' AND COLLECTIONS' POLICY STATEMENT

The Oxford University museums and collections have prepared the following policy statement, which has been endorsed by the General Board of the Faculties, and the Board's Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections.

`The Museums, Botanic Garden, and other Collections of the University of Oxford (referred to below as `the collections') form a resource of unparalleled range and depth, international scholarly importance, national heritage status, and public interest.

The mission of the University with respect to these resources is as follows:

1. To form a focus and resource for research and teaching across the entire University.

2. To be used as a research resource for a wide range of external scholarly users, nationally and internationally.

3. To serve as an educational resource for schools, and for other tertiary education institutions.

4. To form a catalyst for life-long learning and cultural recreation in the immediate region, and for national and international visitors.

5. To create a focus of communication between the University and the public, especially in the local area.

6. To take part in the cultural and economic development of the region.

Strategic objectives

In order to fulfil our responsibilities to the collections, our objectives are:

1. Continued, long-term development of the museums as university departments for teaching and research and promotion of collection-based scholarship in the individual academic disciplines.

2. The long-term care, conservation, documentation, and planned growth of the collections and supporting services, in accordance with professional standards and good practice, and expanding museum skills.

3. Increased access to the collections' resources, and to programmes created around them, for the widest possible set of audiences outside the University.

4. Development of links within the University and with other institutions and organisations.

5. Provision of professional advice to other similar institutions.

6. Creation of new vehicles of information and communications technology (ICT) access. In fulfilling these objectives, we note that:

(a) The policy of the University is that entrance to the four major university museums should be free of charge, except for certain special events.

(b) The scale of the university collections is such that public access is only possible to a small, but still very substantial, portion of the whole at any one time.

(c) The breadth of resources in the collections and range of programmes based upon them often means that choices must be made between competing uses.

(d) The special nature of some collections dictates that they will not normally be accessible except to scholars.

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY COMPUTING SERVICES

OUCS Help Desk Service

From Monday, 2 August 1999, the proposed changes to the OUCS Help Desk Service take effect.

The OUCS Help Desk Service comprises the General Advisory and Micro Consultancy Services. All users who seek advice from the Help Desk Service will be asked to identify themselves by their University Card (giving the card's barcode where necessary) in order to establish not only their name but also their status and affiliation. This will establish whether or not you are eligible to use the OUCS Help Desk Service.

Users without a University Card will not be able to use the Help Desk Service regardless of their status or affiliation. However, all members of the University may obtain a University Card via their Departmental Administator or College Secretary (as appropriate). Users with a card who wish to know whether or not they are eligible to use the Help Desk Service may do so via the Web at http://register.oucs.ox.ac.uk:8123/cgi-bin/ostrich/eligibility .

The following RAWP-funded departments have chosen to opt out of the OUCS Help Desk Service:

—Chemistry (including Dyson Perrins Laboratory; Inorganic Chemistry; Physical and Theoretical Chemistry)

—Clinical departments (including Anaesthetics; Cardiovascular Medicine; Cellular Science; Clinical Biochemistry; Clinical Epidemiology; Clinical Medicine; Clinical Neurology; Clinical Oncology; Clinical Pharmacology; National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit; Obstetrics and Gynaecology; Ophthalmology; Orthopaedic Surgery; Paediatrics; Pathology and Bacteriology; Psychiatry; Public Health and Primary Health Care; Radiology; Surgery; etc.)

—Computing Laboratory

—Engineering Science

—Human Anatomy

—Mathematical Institute

—Dunn School of Pathology

—Pharmacology

—Physics (including Astrophysics; Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics; Atomic and Laser Physics; Condensed Matter Physics; Particle and Nuclear Physics; Theoretical Physics)

—Plant Sciences (including Forestry Institute)

Members of these departments whose University Card has the status of Member of Congregation, University Staff, Departmental Staff, Retired Staff, Academic Visitor, Graduate or Recognised Student, are no longer eligible to use the OUCS Help Desk Service. They should seek advice through their local IT Support Staff using whatever arrangements have been made locally.

Not all departments are affected by these changes: the services offered to non-RAWP-funded units (most of the Humanities and many of the Social Sciences) are not affected, other than for undergraduates. Undergraduates and Visiting Students will normally be expected to seek advice from their college who have been invited to subscribe to the Advisory Service (but not to the Micro Consultancy Service) on their behalf.

All formally registered IT Support Staff are allowed to contact the Help Desk on their own behalf or on behalf of their users. OUCS staff will then decide whether to deal with such users directly or via their IT Support Staff.

Over the last year these changes, as recommended by the Review of OUCS, have been discussed at the University IT Users' Group, Colleges' IT Group, and the recent ITSS Conference and widely advertised (including notices in the Gazette, letters to Heads of Departments, and letters to Heads of Houses). Further information about the changes can be found at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/internal/charged-help-service.html. Queries about the new arrangements should be addressed to Dr Sue Brooks, Assistant Director (Distributed Computing), on (2)73231 or to sue.brooks@oucs.ox.ac.uk.

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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES CENTRE (ETRC)

Restricted services during August 1999

The ETRC will be closed for the whole of August due to staff shortages during the holiday period. Some staff will, nevertheless, be at work during most, if not all, of this month, but no specific services can be guaranteed.

Anyone wishing to hire any audiovisual equipment should contact the ETRC during July in order to ensure that the equipment they require can be reserved while the relevant staff are available.

Anyone wishing any other services during August is advised to telephone first (university extension 70526) to ascertain when, or if, the service they require will be available.

The full range of ETRC services will be available, as usual, from 1 September.

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Exhibition now open

The Flora Graeca story: the remarkable story behind the making of the Flora Graeca, the ten-volume collection of illustrations and descriptions of plants in Greece, Cyprus, and Turkey, produced by John Sibthorp and Ferdinand Bauer in 1806–40 (until 25 September)

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COMMITTEE FOR THE MUSEUMS AND SCIENTIFIC COLLECTIONS (CMSC)

The CMSC considers matters of mutual interest to the museums and scientific collections, and reports to the General Board of the Faculties. The CMSC's newsletter, which is aimed at staff in the museums and collections, is now available on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/oxonly/cmsc.

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