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Michaelmas Term 1999

Thursday, 7 October, at 8 a.m. Holy Communion (Latin). At St Mary's.

Sunday, 10 October, at 10 a.m. THE RT. HON. ALAN BEITH, MP. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 17 October, at 10 a.m. THE REVD CANON VINCENT STRUDWICK, Tutor in Theology (Continuing Education) and Fellow of Kellogg College. At St Mary's.

nnSunday, 24 October, at 10 a.m. PROFESSOR IAN MARKHAM, Professor of Theology, Liverpool Hope University College. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 31 October, at 10 a.m. THE REVD JAMES B. WALKER, Chaplain to the University of St Andrews. At Merton College.

Sunday, 7 November, at 10 a.m. THE REVD PROFESSOR DOUGLAS J. DAVIES, Principal of the College of St Hild and St Bede and Professor of Theology, University of Durham. At St Mary's.

Tuesday, 9 November, at 10.30 a.m. THE REVD CHRISTOPHER JONES, Chaplain and Supernumerary Fellow, St Peter's College. (Court Sermon. The Learned and Honourable High Court Judges will attend this sermon.) At the Cathedral.

Sunday, 14 November, at 10 a.m. (Remembrance Sunday.) THE REVD PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER ROWLAND, Dean Ireland's Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture and Fellow of Queen's College. (Ramsden Sermon.) At St Mary's.

Sunday, 21 November, at 10 a.m. DR JOHN P. BARRON, Master of St Peter's College. (Sermon on the Sin of Pride.) At St Mary's.

Sunday, 28 November, at 10 a.m. MR TORE REM, Junior Research Fellow, Christ Church. (Advent Sermon.) At the Cathedral.

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JANE E. LEWIS, MA (BA Reading, PH.D. Western Ontario), Professor of Social Policy, University of Nottingham, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from a date to be arranged.

Professor Lewis will be a fellow of St Cross College.

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On the recommendation of the Inter-faculty Committee for Chinese Studies, the General Board has reassigned the Directorship of the Institute for Chinese Studies to G. DUDBRIDGE, MA (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of University College and Shaw Professor of Chinese, for a period of five years from 1 October 1999.

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The General Board has appointed E. SIM, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Peter's College and Professor of Pharmacology, as deputy for A.D. Smith, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, Professor of Pharmacology and head of the department of Pharmacology, for the academic year 1999--2000 during which Professor Smith has been granted dispensation from his prescribed duties.

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The Prize, for the best overall performance for the M.Sc. in Economics for Development, has been awarded to RAJESH VENUGOPAL, St Antony's College.

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The Prize has been awarded to MISS LOUISE AUKLAND, Linacre College.

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Non-intensive Chinese classes at beginners' and intermediate levels for members of the University will be held at the following times in the Institute for Chinese Studies (room 207): beginners', Monday, 5–6 p.m.; intermediate, Wednesday, 5–6 p.m. The tutor will be Song Yang, Instructor in Chinese, the Institute for Chinese Studies.

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Introductory sessions

Making the most of the Bodleian Library: a guide to the central Bodleian facilities and services

Sessions designed to enable graduate students, academic staff, others of a similar status, and readers without any institutional affiliation, to make the most of the Bodleian Library, will be offered during October. Sessions cover the use of the Central Bodleian Library, including use of the catalogues and procedures for locating and obtaining material and a guide to reference material. They take the form of a tour of the Lower Reading Room Catalogue and General Reference Section in the Central Bodleian Library, so that participants can be shown material in context.

Each session will begin at 9.30 a.m. promptly and will last for about an hour. Twelve places are available on each of the following dates in October: 5, 7, 8, 12, 14, 15, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, and 29.

Readers who wish to attend one of these sessions are asked to book a place by entering their name, college/department address and University Card number (as appropriate) on the list which is available on the Proscholium (Bodleian Library Old LIbrary Entrance Hall) on the south side. Please give your name to the staff at the Main Enquiry Desk in the Lower Reading Room when you attend.

`Making the most of the Bodleian Library' sessions continue throughout most of the year on Tuesdays and Fridays at the same time. Exact dates are given on the sign-up sheets.

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Disruption in central Bodleian Reading Rooms during Induction Week

Readers are warned that there will be considerable disruption in certain reading rooms in the central Bodleian during induction week. Throughout the three days Wednesday, 6 October, to Friday, 8 October, library staff will be engaged in taking groups of new undergraduates round different parts of the library and giving them introductory talks in reading rooms.

Talks will be taking place in various locations, including the Lower Reading Room and the Lower Camera. Similar talks will take place on a smaller scale in other reading rooms during this week and the week following.

The library is aware that these sessions will cause inconvenience to readers, but believes that it is important to offer library introductions to new students during their first week here.

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The CMSC considers matters of mutual interest to the museums and scientific collections, and reports to the General Board of the Faculties. The CMSC's newsletter, which is aimed at staff in the museums and collections, is now available on the Web at

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