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PHILIP ENGLAND, MA, D.PHIL. (B.SC. Bristol), Fellow of Exeter College and University Lecturer in Geophysics, has been elected to a supernumerary professorship with effect from 1 October 2000 and to the Professorship of Geology with effect from 1 October 2004.

Dr England will be a fellow of University College.

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In accordance with Tit. IX, Sect. VI, §2, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 71), the Vice-Chancellor has appointed JAMES HENRY WELDON MORWOOD, MA, Fellow of Wadham College, as an additional Pro-Proctor for the period 27–30 September 2000 inclusive. Mr Morwood was nominated as an additional deputy by the Junior Proctor in order to assist at Degree Ceremonies during this period.

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The Prize has been awarded jointly to ANDREA CANGIANI, St Hugh's College, and KATERINA KAOURI, Somerville College.

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Chinese classes for members of the University

Non-intensive classes in Chinese at beginners' and intermediate levels for members of the University will be held at the following times during full term in Room 206, the Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street: beginners, Monday 5–6 p.m. (tutor: Song Yang); intermediate: Wednesday, 5–6 p.m. (tutor: Fang Jing).

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It has been decided that any former member of Congregation over the age of seventy-five who is resident in Oxford may continue to receive the Gazette, if he or she so wishes, on application in writing to the Information Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Such applications must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year.

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This library, at 1 Canterbury Road, contains books and periodicals on the Eastern Churches, and is open on Wednesdays, 2–5 p.m., during full term, or by appointment with the librarian, Deacon Stephen Platt (telephone: Oxford 552991).

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Audio-visual Equipment

With effect from the start of Michaelmas Term 2000, the ETRC will be substantially reducing the types of audio-visual equipment that are available for hire. The University's IT Strategy has, for several years, required all departments and faculties to equip their lecture spaces with appropriate audio-visual equipment, and it has now been decided that the ETRC should only provide data/video projectors and larger public address systems in future, together with a number of lightweight camcorders.

Nevertheless, because of the short notice of this change, the ETRC has arranged for a commercial audio-visual equipment company to hire equipment to University departments for a limited period at the ETRC's regular charges as long as the order is placed through the ETRC at least one week before the date on which the equipment is required. As long as bookings are made in good time, therefore, there will be no additional cost to the customer. From Easter 2001, however, departments and faculties will be required to make their own arrangements for the hire of equipment where they do not have access to suitable equipment from within their own department or division.

Anyone wishing to hire any audio-visual equipment should contact Miss Lisa Wiggins on (2)70526, or by e-mail at, at least seven working days before the date on which the equipment is to be used.

Mr James Branston, formerly responsible for the ETRC's audio-visual equipment hire service, will be available to provide advice and assistance to anyone wishing to purchase their own audio-visual equipment.

The surplus audio-visual equipment will be offered for sale to university departments and faculties, mostly at a nominal price. The detailed arrangements for this equipment disposal are contained in a letter which has already been sent to all divisional and departmental heads and administrators. Any equipment which has not been disposed of in this way by the end of week 5 will be advertised for sale to all members of the University.

Please note that the ETRC's existing video production, videoconferencing and multimedia services are unaffected by these changes and will continue as before. Anyone interested in these services should contact the following in the first instance:

Video production: Karen Watts (e-mail:, telephone: (2)70531)
Videoconferencing: Lisa Wiggins (e-mail:, telephone: (2)70526)
Multimedia: Peter Robinson (e-mail:, telephone: (2)70532)

Additional details concerning all of the above are contained in the letter which has been sent to all departments and divisions, as well as to all colleges.

Charges for ETRC Services

In view of the changes in university governance the special ETRC Teaching Support Fund, which was established by the General Board in 1998, is not being replaced by any equivalent form of teaching support. This means that all ETRC services for university and college clients will henceforth be charged at the same `university rate', regardless of the purpose for which the service is being provided. The only exception to this is where the service is being provided to support an activity for which the client is making a direct charge for participation, such as a commercial conference, in which case the higher `External' charging rate will apply.

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Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College

The following concerts will be given as shown in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. Admission costs £10 (concessions £7.50). Tickets may be obtained from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 798600).

Further details may be obtained from the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX1 4DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76821, e-mail:

Thur. 5 Oct., 7.30 p.m.: Mozart, String Quintet in C minor, K. 406; Schubert, String Trio in B flat major, D.471; Martinu, Quartet for oboe, violin, cello, and piano; Schumann, Piano Quartet in E flat major, op. 47.

Fri. 24 Nov., 8 p.m.: Haydn, Piano Trio in E flat, Hob. XV: 29; Fauré, Piano Trio in D minor, op. 120; Schubert, Piano Trio in B flat, D.898.

Fri. 15 Dec., 8 p.m.: Haydn, Quartet in C, op. 76, no. 3 (`The Emperor'); Dutilleux, Quartet `Thus the Night' (1975–6); Brahms, Quartet in C minor, op. 51, no. 1.

Other events

Unless stated otherwise, tickets for the following events at the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building may be obtained from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 798600).

Sir Thomas Allen, Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 30 October, and Wednesday, 6 December. Admission is free, but tickets must be obtained from the Music Faculty (telephone: Oxford (2)76133).

Sat. 7 Oct., 8 p.m.: contemporary music by American trumpeter and composer Dave Douglas, with ensemble (tickets £10/£7).

Sat. 14 Oct., 7.30 p.m.: Antonia Adellita Francis (soprano), Paul Lee (tenor), and Guy Dagul (piano) perform traditional and classical negro spiritual music (tickts £6.50/£4.50/£7.50: tel. 01491 833395).

Fri. 20 Oct., 8 p.m.: Evan Parker (saxophones), John Tilbury (piano), and Eddie Prévost (percussion) perform improvised music (tickets £10/£7: tel.: Oxford 791355).

Sat. 21 Oct., 8 p.m.: Paul Clarvis and Friends perform jazz and contemporary classical music (tickets £10/£7).

Sat. 28 Oct., 8 p.m.: Vanburgh String Quartet and Jean Duncan, artist, `play' computerised images of Jean Duncan's paintings and sketches (tickets £10/£7).

Sat. 4 Nov., 7.30 p.m.: Mark Hooper performs Beethoven piano sonatas (tickets £10/£8).

Sat. 11 Nov., 7 p.m.: Chamber Music Exchange: for student and amateur performers (admission free).

Fri. 1 Dec., 7.30 p.m.: Nicola and Alexandra Bibby (piano) and Carole Boyd (reader) perform a programme of music and the spoken word (tickets £8/£5).

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St John's College and Colin Carr

The following concerts will be given at 8.30 p.m. on the days shown in the Auditorium, St John's College. Other events may be notified later.

Admission to each concert is free. Programmes will be available from the Porters' Lodge at St John's, but are reserved for members of the college until about ten days before the event. Each programme will be valid as an admission ticket up until the last ten minutes before the concert starts; any vacant seats will then be filled from the door.

Thur. 2 Nov.: music for cello and piano, including sonatas by Rachmaninov and Debussy.

MARK PESKANOV (violinist)
Fri. 16 Feb.: chamber music.

Mon. 28 May: concert.


Master-classes will be held in the mornings of Friday, 3 November, and Saturday, 17 February.

Chamber groups or performing soloists receive coaching in front of an informal audience. There is no charge, either for performers or audience. Any performers wishing to take advantage of this opportunity should apply via the College Secretary as soon as possible.

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