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E.K. CHAMBERS STUDENTSHIP IN ENGLISH LITERATURE 2000–1

The Studentship has been awarded to SARAH DEWAR-WATSON, Corpus Christi College.

Note: this replaces the notice under the same heading in the Gazette of 27 April, p. 1026, which incorrectly stated that the Studentship had not been awarded.

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JANE WILLIS KIRKALDY PRIZE 1999

The Committee for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology has awarded the following prizes:

Junior Prize: G. MULHEIRN, Lady Margaret Hall, for an essay entitled `Robinson, Woodward, and the synthesis of cholesterol'.

Senior Prize: L. BRUNT, Nuffield College, for an essay entitled `The innovation and adoption of new plough technology in the agricultural revolution'.

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARDS

The composition of the electoral boards to the posts below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows: Appointed by

Professorship of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The Provost of Oriel                                Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Principal of Linacre                            ex officio
Professor S.D. Iversen                              Council
Professor I. Goodyer                                General Board
Professor R. Harrington                             General Board
Professor G.M. Goodwin                              ex officio
Dr K.A. Fleming                                     Medical Sciences Board
Professor C.G. Fairburn                             Medical Sciences Board
Professor P. Cowen                                  Medical Sciences Board
Dr David Jones                              Oxfordshire Health Authority
Professor Robin Jacoby                              Linacre College 



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Nuffield Professorship of Orthopaedic Surgery The Principal of Jesus Mr Vice-Chancellor[1] The Provost of Worcester ex officio Professor D.L. Hamblen Council Professor C.S.B. Galasko Council Dr K. Fleming General Board Professor Sir Peter Morris Clinical Medicine Board Professor J.I. Bell Clinical Medicine Board Dr D. Wilson Oxfordshire Health Authority Dr D.A. Terrar Worcester Colleg

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Readership in Recent Social and Economic History Mr Vice-Chancellor ex officio Dr D.A. Offer ex officio (Chichele Professor-elect) Dr J. Humphries Council Professor N.C.R. Crafts General Board Professor P.K. O'Brien General Board Dr R.I. McKibbin Modern History Board Professor P. David Social Studies Board Professor A.F. Heath Social Studies Board The Warden of Nuffield Nuffield College Professor M. Vaughan Nuffield College
[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Tit. IX, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 67).

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Intensive courses

The Centre is running weekend language courses in French and Spanish on 3–4 June. French will be taught at Near/False Beginners, Lower Intermediate, and Upper Intermediate levels, and Spanish at Absolute Beginners (waiting list only) and Lower Intermediate.

Each course will consist of eight hours' tuition and last from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The emphasis will be on speaking and listening. The fee will be £28 for junior members of the University and other full-time students, £36 for members of Congregation and members of staff, and £48 to non-members. An application form can be downloaded from the Centre's Web page at http://info.ox.ac.uk/departments/langcentre/courses/weekend_courses/.

English for Academic Studies

The Language Centre is also running the following English courses for foreign students, researchers, and academic visitors in the summer:

Essentials of Academic Writing: fifteen hours; fee £95 (Ninth Week, 26–30 June)

Writing a Research Article in English: ten hours; fee £65 (Ninth Week, 26–30 June)

Special Course in English for Academic Visitors: thirty-six hours; fee £175 (3–20 July). This course will take place in mornings only, Monday to Thursday, for three weeks. It will focus on speaking and listening skills, while revising basic grammatical structures and developing vocabulary.

Pre-Sessional Courses: August and September (31 July 31–22 September). These full-time courses are designed to ensure that international students and academic visitors are adequately prepared to begin their studies at Oxford and other universities.

Further details of all courses and activities may be obtained from Angela Pinkney at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://info.ox.ac.uk/departments/langcentre/.

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MCDONNELL-PEW CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

Visiting Fellowship awards

An award from the J.S. McDonnell Foundation, St Louis, USA, will continue to fund the Oxford McDonnell–Pew Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience until April 2003. The centre, which is closely integrated with the Medical Research Council Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, links work on many aspects of brain research relevant to human cognition in several departments at Oxford and other institutions.

The McDonnell–Pew Centre encourages work in all areas of cognitive neuroscience across all relevant disciplines and embraces research on experimental, theoretical, and clinical studies of perceptual analysis, memory, language, and motor control, including philosophical approaches to cognition. Current and fuller information on the centre is available at http://www.cogneuro.ox.ac.uk.

The renewed centre offers several forms of support, including visiting fellowships for distinguished researchers from overseas or elsewhere in Britain who wish to work within the centre for periods between a week and several months. A modest grant may be provided to help with costs of travel and accommodation (but not salary or stipend), and to pay a bench fee to the host department.

There is no application form. Applications should include the following information:

name, address and status of applicant (in the form of a very brief curriculum vitae);

names and addresses of collaborators in Oxford;

a brief statement (up to 300 words) of the proposed research;

a list of any publications that have already resulted from the research;

an outline plan of visit/s and expenditure, with total estimated budget;

other sources of funding and the amount requested.

Applications can be submitted at any time (e-mail is acceptable), to Sally Harte, Administrative Secretary, McDonnell–Pew Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: (2)72497, fax: (2)72488, e-mail: admin@cogneuro.ox.ac.uk).

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

One-day closure of Print Room, Department of Western Art

The Print Room in the Department of Western Art, Ashmolean Museum, will be closed exceptionally on Saturday, 10 June, as a mark of respect for the late Professor Francis Haskell, FBA, whose memorial service takes place on that day in King's College, Cambridge. The Keeper of Western Art regrets any inconvenience which this may cause.

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OXFORD TEACHING AND LEARNING ENHANCED BY NEW TECHNOLOGY (OXTALENT)

Third annual OxTalent Web Competition

OxTALENT is pleased to announce the third annual OxTALENT Web competition.

This is a competition for the best Oxford Web sites, which again will be held in conjunction with the national UCISA competition. Web sites entered must satisfy the criteria for either of two categories:

Award 1: Managed Learning Environments (prize: £150)

Award 2: Student Participation (prize: £150)

Entries must comply with the requirements defined by UCISA for the national competition, along with local criteria. Full details can be found at http://www.ox.ac.uk/it/webawards/2000-01/index.html.

The winner in each category of Oxford's competition will go forward to the national competition. In 1998, Oxford took the national prize. Details can be found at http://www.ox.ac.uk/it/webawards/1998-99/index.html.

Entries should be nominated by sending an e-mail to webaward@ermine.ox.ac.uk, giving the following details:

(a) the Web address of the site;

(b) the name of the nominating person;

(c) the name of the owner of the site;

(d) the category for which it is being entered.

The closing date for entries is 31 August 2000 (2 p.m.).

Note:

(1) There is also a parallel competition, with much earlier closing date, for redesign of the University's home page—details can be found at http://www.ox.ac.uk/it/webawards/design2000.html.

(2) It is likely that a fourth award may be offered for Web sites that hold or promote `electronic resources' for use in teaching and/or research. Details will be announced later.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Brazilian Film Festival, Oxford

Brazil: from `Cinema Novo' to the New Cinema

The following films will be shown between 28 May and 11 June inclusive in the Phoenix Cinema and the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

The Phoenix Cinema is in Walton Street, Oxford (telephone: Oxford 512526—Box Office; Oxford 554909—information).

The Magdalen College Auditorium (telephone: Oxford (2)76000) is immediately inside the Longwall Street Gate to Magdalen College. From High Street, walk fifty metres up the east side of Longwall Street; go through the gates, and the auditorium is then directly in front.

Enquiries may be directed to the Centre for Brazilian Studies (e-mail: enquiries@brazilian-studies.ox.ac.uk).

The Brazilian Film Festival is arranged in association with and with the support of Secretaria do Audiovisual of the Brazilian Ministry of Culture.

List of Films

1. Barren Lives—Vidas secas, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, 1963, 103 minutes. With Atila Iório, Maria Ribeiro, Orlando Macedo, Jofre Soares. Sunday, 28 May, 12 noon, Phoenix Cinema.

2. Bye bye Brasil, Carlos Diegues, 1979, 110 minutes. With José Wilker, Betty Faria, Fábio Júnior, Zaira Zambelli, Principe Nabor, Emanoel Cavalcanti. Monday, 29 May, 4 p.m., Magdalen College Auditorium.

3. A Falecida, Leon Hirszman, 1965, 85 minutes. With Fernanda Montenegro, Ivan Cândido, Paulo Gracindo, Nelson Xavier, Joel Barcelos. Tuesday, 30 May, 7 p.m., Phoenix Cinema.

4. The Given Word—O pagador de promessas, Anselmo Duarte, 1962, 95 minutes. With Leonardo Vilar, Glória Menezes, Dionísio Azevedo, Norma Bengell, Geraldo Del Rey. Friday, 2 June, 7 p.m., Phoenix Cinema.

5. So Paulo S/A, Luiz Sérgio Person, 1965, 90 minutes. With Walmor Chagas, Eva Wilma, Otelo Zeloni, Ana Esmeralda, Darlene Glória. Sunday, 4 June, 12 noon, Phoenix Cinema.

6. Central Station—Central do Brasil, Walter Salles, 1998, 120 minutes. With Fernanda Montenegro, Vinícius de Oliveira, Marilia Pera, Othon Bastos. Monday, 5 June, 7 p.m., Madgalen College Auditorium, and Saturday, 10 June, 2.15 p.m., Phoenix Cinema.

7. Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands—Dona Flor e seus dois maridos, Bruno Barreto, 1976, 118 minutes. With Sonia Braga, José Wilker, Mauro Mendonça, Dinorah Brillani, Nelson Xavier. Tuesday, 6 June, 7 p.m., Phoenix Cinema.

8. Macunaíma, Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, 1969, 108 minutes. With Grande Otelo, Paulo José, Dina Sfat, Milton Gonçalves, Rodolfo Arena, Jardel Filho, Joana Fomm. Thursday, 8 June, 4 p.m., Magdalen College Auditorium.

9. Pixote—Pixote, a lei do mais fraco, Hector Babenco, 1980, 125 minutes. With Fernando Ramos da Silva, Marilia Pera, Jardel Filho, Rubens de Falco. Friday, 9 June, 4.15 p.m., Phoenix Cinema.

10. Memories of Prison—Memórias do Cárcere, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, 1984, 185 minutes. With Carlos Vereza, Gloria Pires, Jofre Soares, José Dumont, Nildo Parente, Wilson Grey, Gilson Moura, Tonico Pereira. Sunday, 11 June, 12 noon, Phoenix Cinema.

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