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RECONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

On the recommendation of the Biological Sciences Board, the General Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Glycobiology on R.B. PAREKH, MA, D.PHIL., Senior Vice- President of Research and Research Director for Oxford GlycSciences (UK) Ltd., for a period of five years from 22 July 2000.

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CHARLES OLDHAM SHAKESPEARE PRIZE 2000

The Prize has been awarded to HELEN RADICE, Lady Margaret Hall.

Proxime accesserunt: CAROLINE MCGINN, Wadham College, and OLIVER MEARS, Lincoln College.

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STORRY MEMORIAL TRAVELLING BURSARY

The Bursary has been awarded to MS CHIKA ONAKA, St Cross College.

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UNIVERSITY OFFICES

The University Offices will close this year for business for a shorter period than has hitherto been the practice at Easter, namely on Thursday 20 April, Friday, 21 April, and Monday, 24 April. Some sections may however offer a reduced service during the period 14–19 April inclusive.

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SHELDONIAN THEATRE

The Sheldonian Theatre will be closed from Friday, 14 April, until Monday, 24 April, inclusive.

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

                                                 Appointed by

Philip Wetton Professorship of Astrophysics

Professor S.D. Iversen (Chairman)                Mr Vice-Chancellor[1]
Professor A. Lawrence                            Council
Professor S.D.M. White                           General Board
Professor N. Bahcall                             General Board
Professor R.A. Cowley                            Physical Sciences Board
Professor J.I. Silk                              Physical Sciences Board
Dr L. Miller                                     Physical Sciences Board
Dr L. Judson                                     Christ Church
Professor D.N. Stacey                            Christ Church

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Tit. IX, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 67).

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UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE

Vacation hours, Easter Vacation 2000

The Counselling Service will observe the following hours during the Easter Vacation:

Mon. 20 Mar.–Wed. 12 Apr.: open 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

Thur. 13 Apr.–Mon. 24 Apr.: closed.

From Tue. 25 Apr.: open at the usual times, 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

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RESEARCH TRANSPARENCY REVIEW

Following the Government's 1998 Comprehensive Spending Review the Higher Education Sector is required to report on its costs using a sector-wide consistent methodology. To meet this requirement the University has to report on 1999–2000 expenditure, and has therefore set up a project steering group under the chairmanship of Professor Susan Iversen, Pro-Vice- Chancellor, to monitor progress towards this goal.

As well as fulfilling the national imperative, there will be significant benefits to the University itself in carrying out this exercise. In order to clarify what the project is about and what its requirements mean for the University, a half-day seminar has been arranged for 10 a.m. on Thursday, 30 March, in the Lecture Room of the Natural History Museum. Jim Port, from the consultants appointed to manage the project nationally, has been invited to attend to put the exercise into a sector-wide context. Staff who wish to attend should contact Alysoun Bateman, Room 415, University Offices.

Any immediate questions to be answered before the seminar should be addressed to Professor Iversen or Kevin Davis, Head of Management Accounting.

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CANON HALL GREEK TESTAMENT PRIZES AND HALL-HOUGHTON SEPTUAGINT AND HOUGHTON SYRIAC PRIZES 2000

The examination for these prizes will begin in the Examination Schools on Monday, 2 October, at 9.30 a.m.

The subject for examination for the Canon Hall Junior Prize (£200) will be the Synoptic Gospels, St John's Gospel, and the Acts of the Apostles in the original Greek in respect of translation, criticism, and interpretation. The examination will consist of two papers.

The subject for examination for the Canon Hall Senior Prize (£300) will be the New Testament in the original Greek in the respect of the translation, criticism, interpretation, inspiration, and authority. The examination will consist of three papers.

The subject for examination for the Hall-Houghton Senior Prize (£300) will be the Septuagint version of the Old Testament (three papers will be set); and for the Junior Prize (£200) such book or books of the Septuagint version of the Old Testament as shall have been previously named by the trustees (two papers will be set). Both examinations will be concerned with the two-fold aspect of the Septuagint, retrospectively as regards the Hebrew Bible, and prospectively as regards the Greek Testament.

The subject for examination for the Houghton Syriac Prize (£300) will be the ancient versions of the Holy Scriptures in Syriac in respect of translation, criticism, and interpretation, with special reference to such books as shall have been previously named by the trustees. The examination will consist of two papers.

Candidates for the Canon Hall Junior Prize, and for the Hall-Houghton Junior Prize, must be members of the University who are reading for a Final Honour School, or are at the time of the examination for the prizes within one term of having sat a Final Honour School.

Candidates for the Canon Hall Senior Prize, and for the Hall-Houghton Senior Prize, must be members of the University of not more than twenty-four terms' standing.

Candidates for the Houghton Syriac Version Prize must be members of the University of not more than twenty-one terms' standing.

No prize can be awarded twice to the same person.

Candidates must send in their names to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, on or before Friday, 12 May.

For the Senior Septuagint Prize:

The Septuagint, with special reference to:

(1) Exodus i–xv

(2) Isaiah xl–lxvi

(3) Wisdom i–ix

The prescribed text being the Göttingen edition (Exodus, vol. 2; Isaiah, vol. 14; Wisdom, vol. 12/1).

For the Junior Septuagint Prize:

The Septuagint version of

(1) Genesis i–ix

(2) Isaiah lx–lxvi

The prescribed text being by Rahlfs.

For the Syriac Prize:

(1) Psalsms, cxx–cl (Peshitta version);

(2) Mark, chapters i–x (Peshitta and Old Syriac versions);

(3) Acts, chapters i–xv (British and Foreign Bible Society edition).

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RULES COMMITTEE

Regulations of the Rules Committee

At its meeting on 24 February 2000 the Rules Committee agreed that the following regulations will be in force for the year beginning 1 October 2000 (Decree XI, Sect. VIII). These are unchanged from the Committee's current regulations except that cl. V, para. 7, incorporates new rules for the registration of sports clubs previously introduced by the Proctors (Gazette, p. 834):

Regulations of the Rules Committee as at 1 October 2000

§ I. Clubs, societies, and publications

1. Junior Members of the University who form a club, society, or an organisation for whatsoever purpose (including one for the publication of a journal, newspaper, or magazine), and who wish to use the name of the University in its title (or in the title of a journal, newspaper, or magazine), shall

(a) register with the Proctors; and

(b) obtain the consent of the Vice-Chancellor. The Vice-Chancellor will not consider applications for the use of the name of the University until the club, society or organisation has been registered with the Proctors for two consecutive terms.

2. The consent of the Vice-Chancellor may be withdrawn or withheld if he or she sees fit.

3. A club, society, or organisation which does not wish to use the name of the University in its title may also register with the Proctors provided it conforms with the regulations in clauses 6, 7 and 8 below.

4. The Proctors may not unreasonably withhold or withdraw registration.

5. (i) Each club, society, or organisation which registers with the Proctors shall be designated, as the Proctors see fit, to be either (a) a non-sports club, society or organisation (hereafter `non-sports club'), or (b) a club, society or organisation for sport (hereafter `sports club') or (c) an organisation for the publication of a journal, newspaper or magazine, whether in hard copy or electronic format (hereafter `publication').

(ii) Each such non-sports club and publication shall register with the Proctors through the Clerk to the Proctors. Each such sports club shall register with the Proctors through the Head of the Sports Department.

(iii) In this regulation, non-sports club, sports club and publication means the members of the club, society or organisation concerned.

6. (i) Each non-sports club which registers with the Proctors shall:

(a) establish a constitution and deposit a copy of it with the Proctors;

(b) act in accordance with the constitution established under (a) above;

(c) advise the Proctors promptly of any changes in the constitution established under (a) above;

(d) notify to the Proctors not later than the end of the second week of every Full Term the programme of meetings and speakers which has been arranged for that term (e.g. by sending them a copy of its term-card);

(e) appoint a president (or similar principal officer) who shall be a matriculated member of the University in residence for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements of any statute, decree, or regulation of the University or reading for any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University or a member of one of the other institutions listed in (l) below attending the institution for the purpose of undertaking a course of study (subject in the latter case to the member's signing, on election to office, an undertaking to abide by the provisions of § 1, cl. 6, and to accept the authority of the Proctors on club matters);

(f) appoint a secretary who shall be a matriculated member of the University in residence for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements of any statute, decree, or regulation of the University or reading for any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University, or a member of one of the other institutions listed in (l) below attending the institution for the purpose of undertaking a course of study (subject in the latter case to a member's signing, on election to office, an undertaking to abide by the provisions of § 1, cl. 6, and to accept the authority of the Proctors on club matters) and who shall keep a proper record of its activities;

(g) appoint a treasurer who shall be a matriculated member of the University in residence for the purpose of fulfilling the requirements of any statute, decree, or regulation of the University or reading for any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University or a member of one of the other institutions listed in (l) below attending the institution for the purpose of undertaking a course of study (subject in the latter case to the member's signing, on election to office, an undertaking to abide by the provisions of § 1, cl. 6, and to accept the authority of the Proctors on club matters) and who shall keep a proper record of its financial transactions which shall be available for inspection at the request of the Senior Member or the Proctors; and shall forward to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each term a copy of the accounts for the preceding term signed by the Senior Member for retention on the Proctors' files;

(h) not appoint several individuals jointly to hold any of the offices specified in (e), (f), and (g) nor allow any individual to hold more than one of these offices at a time;

(i) appoint a member of Congregation as Senior Member who shall be an ex officio member of its committee;

(j) notify to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each term the names of its officers and the names of the members of its committee. Inform the Proctors if it is to be disbanded and in doing so present a financial statement;

(k) notify the Proctors immediately of any changes in holders of the offices specified in (e), (f), and (g);

(l) admit to membership only members of the University and at the discretion of its committee, members of Ruskin College, of Plater College, of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, of Westminster College, and of St Stephen's House;

(m) admit to membership, if it so wishes, other persons not being members of the University, or one of the institutions listed in (l) above, provided that non-university members shall not constitute more than one- fifth of the total membership;

(n) if having a turnover in excess of £15,000 in the preceding year, or if owing to a change in the nature or scale of its activities, confidently expecting to have such a turnover in the current year, submit its accounts for audit by the University's auditors (or other auditors approved in advance by the Proctors). Accounts are to be ready for audit within four months of the end of its financial year and the costs of the audit shall be borne by the non-sports club. If requested by the auditors the non-sports club shall submit accounts and related material as a basis for a review of accounting procedures, the cost likewise to be borne by the non-sports club;

(o) maintain a register of current members who shall elect or appoint the officers (including those specified in (e), (f), and (g)) and who shall have ultimate responsibility for the activities of the non-sports club. This register must be made available for inspection by the Proctors on request.

(p) notify the Proctors if the non-sports club ceases to operate, and at the same time submit a final statement of acounts.

(ii) Each officer of a non-sports club must, on relinquishing his or her appointment, promptly hand to his or her successor in office (or to another member of the club nominated by its committee) all official documents and records belonging to the club, together with (on request from the club's committee) any other property of the club which may be in his or her possession, and must complete any requirements to transfer authority relating to control of the club's bank account, building society account or other financial affairs.

(iii) In exceptional circumstances, at the request of a non-sports club, the Proctors shall have discretion to dispense from the requirements of any of sub-clauses (i) (e), (f), (g), (h), (i), (j), (l), (m), and (n), subject to such terms and conditions as they may from time to time see fit to impose.

7. (i) Each sports club which registers with the Proctors shall:

(a) establish a constitution and deposit a copy of it with the Director of Sport. This constitution must include provisions satisfactory to the Proctors relating to safety and insurance matters and must provide for the sports club to appoint a president (or similar principal officer), a secretary and a treasurer as in 6 (i) (e), (f), (g) and ( h) above; must provide for the club to admit members as in 6 (l) and (m) above; and must provide for the club to be run by a committee on which members of the University, both Senior and Junior, are in a majority;

(b) act in accordance with the constitution established under (a) above;

(c) advise the Proctors promptly, through the Director of Sport, of any changes in the constitution established under (a) above;

(d) be designated or redesignated by the Proctors, as they see fit after consulting the Sports Strategy Committee, to be a `foundation sport', `development sport', `established sport' or `recognised sport';

(e) appoint to its committee a Senior Member (who shall be a person who is a Member of Congregation) through whom the club is accountable to the Proctors: in the case of a sports club designated by the Proctors to be a `recognised sport' in accordance with (d) above, the Senior Member shall be the Director of Sport ex officio, who shall be formally responsible for the affairs of each recognised sports club;

(f) unless designated by the Proctors to be a `recognised sport' in accordance with (d) above, present to the Proctors, through the Director of Sport, annual accounts together with a copy of the club's current constitution and list of officers (such accounts to be submitted not later than four months after the end of the financial year to which they relate). If having a turnover in excess of £30,000 in the preceding year, or if owing to a change in the nature or scale of its activities, confidently expecting to have such a turnover in the current year, a sports club must submit its accounts for audit by auditors approved in advance by the Proctors. Accounts are to be ready for audit within four months of the end of its financial year and the costs of the audit shall be borne by the sports club. If requested by the auditors, the sports club shall submit accounts and related material as the basis for a review of accounting procedures, the costs likewise to be borne by the sports club.

(g) Ensure that all paid club administrative and coaching appointments are ratified by the Sports Strategy Committee and that all paid coaches are accredited by the relevant national governing body;

(ii) Each officer of a sports club must, on relinquishing his or her appointment, promptly hand to his or her successor in office (or to another member of the club nominated by its committee) all official documents and records belonging to the club, together with (on request from the club's committee) any other property of the club which may be in his or her possession, and must complete any requirements to transfer authority relating to control of the club's bank account, building society account or any other financial affairs.

(iii) Any registered sports club may apply to the Proctors, through the Sports Strategy Committee, for permission to co-operate in the establishment of a federal structure or representative team.

(iv) There shall be only one registered club for each sport, with the possibility of the club being federal in nature.

(v) In exceptional circumstances, at the request of a sports club submitted through the Director of Sport, the Proctors shall have discretion to dispense from the requirements of any of sub-clauses (i) (a) to (g), subject to such terms and conditions as they may from time to time see fit to impose.

8. (i) A publication which registers with the Proctors shall

(a) notify to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each term the names of its editor or editors and the names of any other persons who have agreed to assume financial responsibility and shall promptly notify to the Proctors any changes in its editor or editors;

(b) appoint a member of Congregation as its Senior Member who shall be kept informed of the activities of the organisation;

(c) keep a proper record of its financial transactions which shall be available for inspection at the request of the Senior Member or the Proctors; and forward to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each term a copy of the accounts for the preceding term signed by the Senior Member for retention on the Proctors' files;

(d) inform the Proctors when publication ceases and in doing so present a financial statement; and

(e) in the event of having a turnover in excess of £15,000 in the preceding year, or, owing to a change in the nature or scale of its activities, if confidently expecting to have such a turnover in the current year, shall submit its accounts for audit by the University's auditors (or other auditors approved in advance by the Proctors). Accounts shall be ready for audit within four months of the end of the financial year of the publication. If requested by the auditors, the publication shall submit accounts and related materials as a basis for accounting procedures, the cost likewise to be borne by the organisation for the publication.

(ii) In exceptional circumstances, at the request of a publication, the Proctors shall have discretion to dispense from the requirement of subclauses (i) (b) and (c) subject to such terms and conditions as they may from time to time see fit to impose.

9. Failure to comply with this regulation may result in the non-sports club, sports club or publication being deregistered by the Proctors.

§ II. Motor vehicles

No Junior Member of the University shall park a motor vehicle on any land of the University without the express permission of the person or body which has charge of that land.

§ III. Defacement of property

1. No Junior Member of the University shall intentionally and without lawful authority deface any building, wall, fence or other structure within six miles of Carfax, by inscribing thereon any writing or posting thereon any bill. Any breach of this regulation will be treated as a University offence. Where the offending matter relates to the activity of a club, society, or publication, the committee of that club, society, or publication will be held collectively responsible.

§ IV. Behaviour after examinations

1. No Junior Member of the University, other than a candidate presenting himself or herself for examination, shall, at any time between the hours of 12.15 and 1 p.m. or 5.15 and 6 p.m., or between fifteen minutes before and thirty minutes after the scheduled time for the completion of a Public Examination of the University for ten or more candidates, in the company of one or more other persons either:

(i) gather without the prior permission of the Proctors in a public thoroughfare within 300 metres of any place where such an examination is being, or has just been, held; or

(ii) having gathered in a public thoroughfare within one mile of any such place, fail to disperse after having been requested to do so by one or more of the Proctors, the Marshal, or their constables.

For the purpose of this regulation, persons shall be regarded as having gathered if they assemble, or form part of an assembly, in such a way as to cause, or to be likely to cause, obstruction of a public thoroughfare.

2. (i) No Junior Member of the University shall, in any place or thoroughfare to which members of the general public have access within six miles of Carfax, throw, pour, apply or use any thing or substance in a way which is intended, or is likely, to cause injury to any person, or damage to, or defacement or destruction of, any property.

(ii) No Junior Member shall be in possession of any thing or substance with intention to commit an offence under § IV 2(i) of the Regulations of the Rules Committee.

§ V. Overseas sports tours

No Junior Member of the University shall participate in any sports tours which involve overseas travel during Full Term without the prior permission of (i) the Senior Tutor of that member's college and (ii) the Proctors. The written permission of the Senior Tutor is to accompany any request to the Proctors.
§ VI. Rowing on the river

(i) No Junior Member of the University (other than a Junior Member currently in residence at All Souls College, Linacre College, Nuffield College, St Antony's College, St Cross College, Templeton College, or Wolfson College) shall participate in rowing on the river between the hours of 8.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Monday to Friday inclusive during Full Term without the prior permission of the Proctors.

(ii) No Junior Member shall knowingly breach any regulation or instruction made by or on the authority of the Director of Sport, by Oxford University Rowing Clubs with the consent of the Proctors, or by a responsible external body such as the National Rivers Authority, relating to safety on the river.

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APPOINTMENTS TO MEMBERSHIP OF THE UNIVERSITY DISCIPLINARY COURT

The following have been chosen by lot, from the panels established by the Rules Committee, to serve on the University Disciplinary Court with effect from the first day of Trinity Term 2000:

Congregation Panel: Professor H.J. McQuay (Balliol), for a period of two years (vice Dr J.M.A. Ashbourn).

Junior Members' Panel: S. Goller (University) and M.A. Sanderson (Keble), for a period of one year each (vice Ms C.S. Thomas and R.J. Thomas).

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APPOINTMENT OF CLERK OF THE UNIVERSITY DISCIPLINARY COURT

The Vice-Chancellor has appointed H.W.B. Mendus (Simms Solicitors) from the panel established by the Rules Committee, to serve as Clerk of the University Disciplinary Court for a further period of one year from the first day of Trinity Term 2000.

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CONCERT

Queen's College

THE CHOIR OF MALAGA CATHEDRAL (Sancti Petri Collegium Musicum), director Quintín Calle Carabias, will perform music for Holy Week and Easter, including works by Victoria, Guerrero, Handel, Tchaikovsky, and Kodály, at 8 p.m. on Sunday, 19 March, in the chapel, Queen's College.

Admission will be programme, costing £4 (£2) at the door. Further information is available from Oxford (2)79173.

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Weekend opening

Following last year's successful trials, the following libraries will again be open for additional weekend hours.

Radcliffe Camera

The Radcliffe Camera will open on six Saturday afternoons in Trinity Term until 5 p.m., in addition to the usual morning opening. The Saturdays will be 6 May–10 June inclusive. No book service will be available.

Radcliffe Science Library

The Library will open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on seven Sundays in Trinity Term: 7 May–18 June. There will be a book service from the stack on these days.

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UNIVERSITY CLUB

Exhibition now open

62nd Annual Exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers: open at the University Club, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday; admission free (until 13 April)

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SOCIAL STUDIES FACULTY LIBRARY

Temporary disruption to services

The installation of a new Issue Desk in the Social Studies Faculty Library will necessitate the temporary relocation of lending services during the period 13–28 March. The Main Reading Room will be closed to readers. A special fetching-on-request service will operate from an office in the Periodicals Room. Books can still be borrowed once fetched. Staff may not be able to fetch all requested material as it may not be safe to enter the area in which the building work is being carried out. All disturbance will be kept to a minimum, and signs will direct readers to the appropriate staffed offices.

The library apologises for any disturbance caused.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Hilda Schiff Prize in Holocaust Studies

The prize is awarded for a dissertation on a subject relating to the Holocaust. The dissertation must be submitted in the current year (1999--2000) for any degree in the University, excluding the D.Phil.

In 1999--2000 the award will be £350. The prize is administered by the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies.

Applicants should submit two copies of the dissertation to the Hilda Schiff Prize in Holocaust Studies, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 45 St Giles', Oxford, OX1 3LP, no later than Friday of fifth week in Trinity Term.

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