Notices

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HOPE STUDENTSHIP 1999

The Studentship has been awarded to DAVID HUGHES, Jesus College.

Mr Hope will hold his studentship in the Department of Zoology.

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CHRISTOPHER WELCH SCHOLARSHIP 1999

The Scholarship has been awarded to GRAHAM K. TAYLOR, Jesus College.

Mr Taylor will hold his scholarship in the Department of Zoology.

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HALL-HOUGHTON PRIZES 1999

Canon Hall Greek New Testament Junior Prize

A Book Prize has been awarded to SETH TURNER, St John's College.

Hall-Houghton Junior Septuagint Prize

The Prize has been awarded to MICHAEL TAIT, St Benet's Hall.

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GEORGE HUMPHREY PRIZE 1999

Corrigendum

The Examiners in the Honour School of Experimental Psychology have awarded the Prize for the best overall performance in Psychology to MATTHEW GRUBB, Somerville College.

The Prize for the best research paper (paper 15) has been awarded jointly to MARK WALTON, Lady Margaret Hall, and ROBERT JAMES, Exeter College.

Note: this replaces the notice of the award of the George Humphrey Prize which appeared in the Gazette of 21 October (p. 219), in which Mr Walton's name was misspelt.

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CURATORS OF THE EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

The Curators of the Examination Schools wish to draw attention to the fact that a review of audio-visual provision in the Schools is being undertaken. Comments from lecturers on existing provision and future developments will be welcomed, and may be sent to the Clerk of the Schools by letter, or by e- mail to: postmaster@exams.ox.ac.uk.

Additionally, lecturers are reminded that, should they encounter any difficulty whilst using the building, assistance may be summoned by ringing the room bell. Comments may also be made to the Reception Desk when leaving.

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JOHN LOCKE PRIZE IN MENTAL PHILOSOPHY 1999

The date of the examination for this prize has been changed. It will now be held at the Examination Schools on Tuesday, 23 November, beginning at 9.30 a.m. (9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.: Philosophical Questions; 2.30–5.30 p.m.: Essay).

The value of the prize will be £500. The examiners have power to award a sum not less than £200 to the proxime accessit if, and only if, they would have judged him or her worthy of the prize had there not been a better candidate. Other awards may be made for excellence in a part of the examination.

The examination will be open to members of the University who either:

(a) have passed all the examinations requisite for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts of the University, provided that they may not take the examination later than the tenth term from that in which they completed the said examinations; or

(b) are working for, or have obtained, postgraduate degrees of the University, but are not included under (a), except that they may not take the examination later than the tenth term from their matriculation.

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

The following papers will be set: 1. Philosophical questions, including questions in logic, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of psychology. 2. Essay

To enter, candidates must send their names by letter to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before Monday, 15 November.

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Statistical Consulting Service

The Department of Statistics runs a consulting service available to members of the University. The consulting officer is Dr Mario Cortina Borja, who may be contacted at the department (telephone: Oxford (2)72597, fax: (2)72595, e- mail: cortina@stats.ox.ac.uk).

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CIRCULATION OF FLYSHEETS

Ten or more members of Congregation may arrange to have a flysheet circulated with the Gazette (a) on matters before Congregation, or Convocation in regard to the election of the Professor of Poetry, or (b) relating to matters of general interest to the University, subject to the following general conditions:

(i) no flysheet will be circulated which in the opinion of the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors might be defamatory or otherwise illegal;

(ii) the right is reserved on behalf of the University and its employees, without prior consultation with the signatories, to publish an apology in respect of any statement in a flysheet which is complained of as defamatory or otherwise illegal (whether or not the statement can be shown to be true);

(iii) the signatories shall jointly and severally indemnify the University and its employees against any costs or damages payable in respect of their flysheet and, unless a Queen's Counsel (to be mutually agreed on by the signatories and the University) shall advise within four months of the making of any claim in respect of a flysheet that any proceedings could be contested with the probability of success, such damages shall include any sum paid by the University in settlement of any claim arising out of the flysheet;

(iv) the flysheet shall consist of one leaf only (though text may appear on both sides of the leaf); the text shall include the name and college or department of each of the signatories;

(v) a copy of the text of the flysheet shall be delivered to the Registrar before 10 a.m. on the Monday of the week in which circulation is desired; it shall be accompanied by an indemnity in accordance with condition (iii) above drawn up on a form obtainable from the Registrar and signed by each of the signatories of the flysheet; the Registrar shall be informed at the same time which of the signatories is to be notified whether the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors have authorised circulation;

(vi) the Registrar shall arrange for the production by the University Press of copies of a flysheet the circulation of which has been duly authorised.

Though every effort will be made to circulate on the day desired flysheets so received, it must be understood that this cannot be guaranteed.

(a) Matters before Congregation or Convocation

If the flysheet deals with a matter that is a formal agendum for Congregation, or for Convocation in regard to the election of the Professor of Poetry, or the subject of a report published in the Gazette, the production costs will be met from university funds.

(b) Matters of general interest to the University

If the flysheet deals with a matter that is not a formal agendum for Congregation or the subject of a report published in the Gazette, the Vice-Chancellor will decide whether it is of sufficient general interest to warrant circulation with the Gazette; the production costs for such a flysheet will be the responsibility of the signatories.

Oxford University Student Union

The Executive and the Graduate Committee of the Oxford University Student Union may have flysheets circulated with the Gazette under the arrangements and subject to the conditions set out above, provided that:

(1) the number of names to be included on the flysheet under condition (iv) shall be not less than a majority of the total number of members of the Executive or the Graduate Committee of OUSU, as the case may be, and each of the persons named shall sign the indemnity required under condition (v);

(2) the maximum number of flysheets to be circulated as of right, whether on matters before Congregation (to be paid for by the University) or on matters of general interest to the University (to be paid for by OUSU and to be subject to the Vice-Chancellor's decision as prescribed under (b) above) shall be three per term for each of these bodies, save that the Vice-Chancellor shall have discretion to permit further flysheets.

Subject to proviso (1) above, the Executive and the Graduate Committee of OUSU may also support flysheets signed by not less than ten members of Congregation.

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Exhibition now open

Civil War: the Great Rebellion in Charles I's three kingdoms, 1638–53. Commemorating the 400th anniversary of the birth of Oliver Cromwell, and also the 350th anniversary of the execution of Charles I, this exhibition will focus on aspects of the Civil War in the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

The exhibition is in the Bodleian Library Exhibition Room, open Monday–Friday, 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m., Saturday 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Admission is free.

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CONCERTS

St Hilda's College

Jacqueline du Pré Music Building: Concert Series 1999–2000

The following concerts will be given at 8 p.m. on the days shown in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College.

Ticket prices are as follows: 27 November, £12 (£8); 26 January, £8 (£5); 5 February and 25 February, £10 (£7.50); 3 March, £12 (£8); 31 March, £10 (£7.50). Tickets may be obtained from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 798600). Further information may be obtained from the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building (telephone: Oxford (2)76821).

STEVEN ISSERLIS, cello, and PASCAL DEVOYON, piano
Sat. 27 Nov.: concert of works by Beethoven, Martinu, and Saint- Saëns.

`Remembering Jacqueline du Pré'
Wed. 26 Jan.: Christopher Nupen introduces his film on the fifty- fifth anniversary of Jacueline du Pré's birth (Launch Event for the Friends of the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building).

BERNARD D'ASCOLI, piano
Sat. 5 Feb.: recital of works by Debussy, Liszt, and Chopin.

SOPHIE DANEMAN, soprano, and EUGENE ASTI, piano
Fri. 25 Feb.: recital of songs by Mozart, Schumann, Poulenc, Barber, and Bernstein.

ENDELLION STRING QUARTET
Fri. 3 Mar.: concert of works by Haydn, Thomas Adès, and Beethoven.

MICHAEL COLLINS, clarinet, and KATHRYN STOTT, piano
Fri. 31 Mar.: concert of works by Weber, Brahms, Saint-Saëns, and Poulenc.

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St John's College and Colin Carr

PHILIPPE GRAFFIN, TOBY HOFFMAN, GARY HOFFMAN, and PASCAL DEVOYON will perform the following at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College: Fauré, Piano Quartet, op. 45; Sain-Saëns, Violin Sonata, op. 75; Chausson, Piano Quartet, op. 30.

Admission is by free programme, available from the college lodge, but reserved for members of St John's College until 14 November. Each programme will be valid as an admission ticket until 8.20 p.m. Any vacant seats will be filled from the door during the last ten minutes before the concert starts.

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Master-class

The performers will give a master-class at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium.

Master-classes are of outstanding interest to anyone concerned with making or listening to music, whether as an active performer or a general listener. The format is of coaching in front of an audience. Those coached are chamber groups or performing soloists, without restriction of the instrument to whoever is giving the class. Each group receives about thirty minutes of tuition. The atmosphere is informal.

There is no charge for performers or for audience, nor is there restriction to members of the college. Potential performers are invited to apply to the College Secretary.

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University College

750th anniversary celebrations

A concert will be held at 7.30 p.m. on Sunday, 14 November, in St John's, Smith Square, London.

The professional performers are all past or present members of the college, or have strong associations with it. The chapel choir will open the concert with pieces from their CD, and return with a setting of Shelley by Howard Skempton, commissioned by the college for the occasion.

Tickets, costing £25 for the main block of the hall, or £10 for restricted view seats around the side, may be obtained by sending a cheque to the Campaign Office, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH (telephone: Oxford (2)76674).

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE MIDDLE EAST CENTRE AND THE CENTRE FOR CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH ON WOMEN

Film series: Maghrebi youth across the Mediterranean

The following films will be shown on Wednesdays, 4–7 p.m., in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

The series is convened by Dr Farida Abu-Haidar, Dr Cathie Lloyd, and Dr Sonia S'hiri, Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, and the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women.

10 Nov.: In My Father's House.

17 Nov.: La Nouba. Directed by Assia Djebar, Algiers 1977.

24 Nov.: Chroniques Algériennes (1994, 52 minutes); Femmes en Crue (1993, 26 minutes); Bateau Perdue (1993, 26 minutes). Directed and introduced by Jean-Pierre Lledo.

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