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In accordance with the recommendations of the Joint Working Party on Governance (see Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4506, 2 March 1999, p. 959, and particular para. 28 and paras. 59–66), the Vice-Chancellor, with the concurrence of the Hebdomadal Council, has designated the following Pro-Vice-Chancellors as having special responsibilities under the University's impending new governance structures.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic): L.G. BLACK, MA, D.PHIL. (BA Cape Town), Fellow of Oriel College (from 1 October 2000 to 30 September 2002)

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Planning and Resource Allocation): PROFESSOR S.D. IVERSEN, MA, D.PHIL., D.SC. (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Magdalen College (from 1 October 2000 to 30 September 2002)

(For the two previous appointments of Pro-Vice-Chancellors with special responsibilities see Gazette No. 4530, 25 November 1999, p. 400.)

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Dr John Broome, who has been appointed to the White's Professorship of Moral Philosophy (Gazette, p. 620), will take up his duties with effect from 1 October 2000, and not, as previously announced, from 1 September 2000.

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On the recommendation of the Biological Sciences Board, the General Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Plant Pathology on I.R. CRUTE (B.SC, PH.D. Newcastle), Director of the Institute of Arable Crops Research, for a period of five years from 20 January 2000.

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

                                                 Appointed by

Professorship of Law

Mr Vice-Chancellor                               ex officio
The Principal of Lady Margaret Hall              ex officio
Professor M. Bridge                              Council
Professor M. Brazier                             General Board
Professor J. Beatson                             General Board
Mr S. Gardner                                    Law Board
Professor P. Birks                               Law Board
Professor P. Craig                               Law Board
Miss A.S. Kennedy                                Lady Margaret Hall

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German courses for archaeologists

A week of intensive German courses for archaeologists, for beginners and intermediate learners, will be held in the Institute of Archaeology in ninth week of Hilary Term (13–17 March). Those wishing to attend should register with the receptionist at the institute (telephone: Oxford (2)78240, e- mail:, giving details of name, college, contact number, and desired course. The course tutor will be Gertrud Seidmann, Research Associate, the Institute of Archaeology.

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Programming Competition

A first prize of £100 is offered for the best solution to a specified programming problem submitted by an undergraduate member of the university by noon on Monday of sixth week of Hilary Term to the judges, Dr J.M. Spivey and Mr J.E. Stoy, Computing Laboratory. The rules of the competition and a description of the problem to be solved can be obtained from the WWW at

The prize fund has been provided through the generosity of Data Connection Ltd.

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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.

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(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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Faculty of Music

The Allegri String Quartet

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET will give concerts in the Holywell Music Room on the dates indicated below. Tickets for the evening events cost £10 (£5 concessions); tickets for the lunchtime concert cost £5 (£2.50 concession). Tickets may be obtained from the Oxford Playhouse Box Office or at the door.

Mon. 7 Feb., 8 p.m.: Haydn, Quartet in E flat major, op. 33 no. 2; Shostakovitch, Fifth Quartet, op. 17, in B flat major; Brahms, Quartet in C major, op. 51, no. 1.

Wed. 9 Feb., 8 p.m.: Haydn, Quartet in D major, op. 64, no. 5; Janácek, Quartet No. 2, `Intimate Letters'; Brahms, Quartet in B flat major, op. 67.

Fri. 11 Feb., 1 p.m. (with Edith Coakley, viola): Mozart, Quintet in C. major, K.515; John Woolrich, The Death of King Renaud.

Other musical events

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with Rachel Elliott (soprano), director Gary Cooper, leader Caroline Balding, will perform songs and arias by Purcell and Hasse, with a selection of French cantatas, in the chapel, New College, at 8.15 p.m. on Sunday, 6 February, (tickets £7/£5 from the Oxford Playhouse or at the door).

TERESA CAHILL, soprano, will lead a masterclass for student singers from the Faculty of Music, in the Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 February (open to the public).

GARY COOPER will give a harpsichord recital of the first part of Bach's 48 Preludes and Fugues, in the chapel, New College, at 8.15 p.m. on Thursday, 2 March (tickets £6/£4, available only at the door). Gary Cooper will give a keyboard master-class with students from the Faculty of Music, open to a viewing public, at 11 a.m. in the college chapel on the day of the recital.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with the Choir of New College, will perform Bach's St John Passion, in the chapel, New College, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, 12 March (Evensong service; free tickets obtainable on application to the Precentor, New College).

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St John's College and Colin Carr: Chamber Music Events

The following musical events will take place at the times shown in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. Admission is by free programme, available from the college lodge, but reserved for members of St John's College until about ten days before the concert. Each programme will be valid as an admission ticket until ten minutes before the start time. Any vacant seats will be filled from the door during the last ten minutes before the concert starts.

Those wishing to attend the Saturday concerts are asked to note that they will start at 8 p.m., and not, as previously notified, at 8.30 p.m.

Sun. 30 Jan., 10 a.m.: master-class.

JAMES BUSWELL (violin), CAROLINE WOLFF (viola), and COLIN CARR (cello)
Sat. 19 Feb., 8 p.m.: Schubert, string trio D.471; Ravel, duo for violin and cello; Ysaye, sonata for solo violin; Mozart, divertimento for string trio, K.563.

Sun. 20 Feb., 10 a.m.: master-class.

ANTHONY MARWOOD (violin) and SUSAN TOMES (piano)
Sat. 4 Mar., 8 p.m.: programme including the Schumann sonatas op. 105 and op. 121.

FRANCIS GRIER (piano), PATRICIA ROSARIO (soprano), and COLIN CARR (cello)
Sat. 6 May, 8 p.m.: programme including the world première of a new song cycle by Francis Grier, setting poems by Robert Graves.


Master-classes are of outstanding interest to anyone concerned with making or listening to music, whether as a performer or a 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, and without restriction to members of the college. Each group receives about forty minutes of tuition. The atmosphere is informal.

There is no charge for performers or for audience. Potential performers are invited to apply to the College Secretary.

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