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CONINGTON PRIZE 1999

Corrigendum

The Prize has been awarded to J.L. LIGHTFOOT, All Souls College.

Note: this replaces the notice of award of the Conington Prize in the Gazette of 23 September, p. 12, in which Dr Lightfoot's name was misspelt.

No change is made to the other awards under the heading of the `Conington Prize' in the Gazette of 23 September.

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COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY PRIZE 1999

The Prize has been awarded to RANJAN SEN, Christ Church.

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HAROLD LISTER SUNDERLAND PRIZE 1999

The Prize has been awarded to JAMES BURBIDGE, St Hugh's College.

Proxime accessit: OLIVER EVANS, Christ Church.

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NUCLEAR ELECTRIC PRIZE IN MATHEMATICAL MODELLING AND NUMERICAL ANALYSIS 1999

The Prize has been awarded jointly to MARC MAESTRACCI, Lincoln College, and GERHARD NÖBAUER, Keble College.

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RECOGNITION OF DISTINCTION 1998–9: SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS

Corrigenda

In Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4521, 23 September 1999 (`Recognition of Distinction 1998–9: successful applicants'), p. 41, the announcements concerning Mr S. Stokes (Reader in Quaternary Environmental Change) and Mr R.J. Whittaker (Reader in Biogeography) were incorrectly listed under `Anthropology'. Both announcements should have appeared under the heading `Anthropology and Geography'.

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DISTINCTIONS EXERCISE 1999–2000

Although formal confirmation of the arrangements for the next exercise for the recognition of distinction cannot be given until after the meeting of Council on 11 October, the Chairman of the General Board has agreed that all potential applicants should be alerted now to the likelihood that the timetable for the exercise will be as last year. Thereafter, the closing date for applications to be received by the Secretary of Faculties will probably be Friday, 19 November. Those thinking of applying are asked therefore to keep this date in mind.

Detailed arrangements will probably not be different from those in 1998–9. All applications (including resubmissions) should be confined to twelve single sides of A4 and should be in the form of a curriculum vitae arranged under the following headings:

(1) Title applied for (those holding neither title should indicate whether either title would be acceptable).

(2) Basic curriculum vitae information such as date of birth, employment history, and current post.

(3) University lectures and classes given (over the last three years or such period as may be required to demonstrate fulfilment of the criteria relating to teaching, administration, etc.).

(4) Graduate supervision and other graduate teaching undertaken (over the last three years or such period as may be required to demonstrate fulfilment of the criteria relating to teaching, administration, etc.).

(5) University examining (over the last three years or such period as may be required to demonstrate fulfilment of the criteria relating to teaching, administration, etc.).

(6) University administration (over the last three years or such period as may be required to demonstrate fulfilment of the criteria relating to teaching, administration, etc.).

(7) Undergraduate teaching for college(s) (over the last three years or such period as may be required to demonstrate fulfilment of the criteria relating to teaching, administration, etc.).

(8) College administration (over the last three years or such period as may be required to demonstrate fulfilment of the criteria relating to teaching, administration, etc.).

(9) Advanced study and research, including publications, grants, etc.

(10) Future plans for research.

Applicants should asterisk their six most significant publications on their publication list.

As in previous rounds, applicants employed by the University should name three referees, one of whom must be the head of the applicant's college. Where a university employee has no college fellowship, the names of only two referees (including one external) are required. For applicants not employed by the University, the names of three referees must be given, of whom one must be external to Oxford and one must be a representative of their employer.

Titles will take effect from 1 October 2000.

Full details will be circulated as soon as final decisions have been made, and formal applications should not be made before then.

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ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY TEACHERS

The Association of University Teachers is both a professional association and a trade union, committed to the advancement of university education and research. At the national level, the AUT is the recognised union for academic and academic-related staff. Besides its concern for more general questions of university education and research, the AUT negotiates salary levels and conditions of employment with the Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals.

The Oxford branch of the AUT is open for membership to university and college employees, whether academic or academic-related. It has over 900 members. It is the official body with which the University discusses priorities and problems bearing on education and research, and negotiates solutions to them. Discussions between the Oxford AUT and university officers occur formally once per term at a meeting of a Joint Consultative Committee, but there are many other informal meetings to discuss particular problems, including those affecting the conditions of employment of academic and academic-related staff, such as the `waiver clause' for those employed on contract grants. The local AUT also provides confidential advice on problems relating to terms and conditions of employment.

Application for membership and other enquiries can be made to Mrs Anne Hendry, Administrative Secretary, Oxford AUT, New Barnett House, 28 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HY (telephone and fax: (2)70418, e-mail: aut@ermine.ox.ac.uk) (9.30 a.m.--4.30 p.m., Tuesday–Thursday).

Enquiries may also be directed to Terry Hoad (Honorary Secretary), St Peter's College (telephone: (2)78888, e-mail: terry.hoad@spc.ox.ac.uk), or Denis O'Driscoll, Department of Biochemistry (telephone: (2)75260).

General meetings of the Oxford AUT take place on Tuesday of third week in each term. The Michaelmas Term meeting will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 October, in Blackhall, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles'. All AUT members and non-members will be welcome.

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