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RECOGNITION OF DISTINCTION 1999–2000

Corrigendum

In Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4558 (27 September 2000), under `Clinical Medicine', it is regretted that the entry for Dr A.J. Carr erroneously states that the title conferred on him is Reader in Orthopaedic Surgery.

The title conferred on Dr Carr by the Distinctions Committee is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery.

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JUBILEE PRIZE FOR FORESTRY 1999–2000

The Prize, in the M.Sc. course `Forestry and its relation to land use', has been awarded to PETER COVENTRY, Linacre College.

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UNILEVER PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY PRACTICAL PRIZES 1999--2000

Third Year

EMMA L. BECKETT, St John's College
MATTHEW CAINES, Hertford College
WINNIE W.Y. CHIEN, St Hilda's College
MARTIN R. GALPIN, Keble College
SHAMIRA MANJI, University College
ALISON M. MERCER, Keble College

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CIRCULATION OF FLYSHEETS

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.

(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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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Courses

Most of the Language Centre's taught courses now have waiting-list places only. There will certainly be some dropping out in the first few weeks of term, so it may be worthwhile to register for a waiting-list place. For French and German, applicants with a reasonable knowledge of the language may be eligible to join the Lambda project, which offers a programme of guided self- study and is described on the Web at http://units.ox.ac.uk/departments/langcentre/lambda/projectldes.html. For information about course availability, the Lambda project, or to be placed on the waiting-list, please contact the Information Officer (see below).

Library and Self-Study facilities

The Library's collection of audio/video cassettes, books, and computer programs covers over 100 languages. The Self-Study Area has rooms equipped with listening and viewing facilities for individual work and computer based learning resources. New users should aim to arrive shortly before 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. to register and attend an orientation session. The Library and Self-Study Area is free of charge to the following: senior members of the University who are members of Congregation, junior members of the University pursuing a course, and members of staff (including staff of the colleges, teaching hospitals, and the University Press). The Centre also accepts applications from external users for a termly or annual fee.

The Library is open from 9.30 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday–Thursday, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday during full term.

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://units.ox.ac.uk/departments/langcentre/).

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Change of address

The Centre for Brazilian Studies is now located at 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND (telephone: Oxford (2)84460, fax: (2)84461). The e-mail address is unchanged (enquiries@brazilian-studies.ox.ac.uk).

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DISCOUNT ON PERSONAL INSURANCE POLICIES AVAILABLE TO STAFF AND MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

Royal Sun Alliance, the main insurer of the University, provides discounts for members, staff, their families, and pensioners of the University of Oxford. The following savings can be achieved:

Household (buildings and/or contents: 20 per cent;
Travel (including winter sports): 12.5 per cent;
Private car: 40 per cent off premium.

The University acts solely as an introducer of business to Royal Sun Alliance, receiving no commission or other remuneration, with all savings passed on to the subscribing member. For further information, a brochure may be obtained from Graham Waite (telephone: (2)80307), or Andy Darley (telephone: (2)70110) at the University Offices. To obtain a quotation or receive specific information on the covers available, telephone Royal Sun Alliance's regional office on 0800 300 822, quoting the appropriate reference: SCH266 for car insurance; otherwise 34V0067.

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POLICY AND RULES GOVERNING IT USE

The following policy statement, rules, and guidelines on the use of the University's IT facilities are published by the IT Committee with the approval of Council. They may also be found at http://www.ox.ac.uk/it/rules/.

Policy Statement on Computer Use, Monitoring, and Surveillance

University IT and network facilities are provided for use in accordance with the following policy set by Council.

The University provides computer facilities and access to its computer networks only for purposes directly connected with the work of the University and the colleges and with the normal academic activities of their members. Individuals have no right to use university facilities for any other purpose. The University reserves the right to exercise control over all activities employing its computer facilities, including examining the content of users' data, such as e-mail, where that is necessary:

(a) for the proper regulation of the University's facilities;

(b) in connection with properly authorised investigations in relation to breaches or alleged breaches of provisions in the University's statutes, decrees, and regulations, and the rules on computer use published by the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Committee [1] from time to time; or

(c) to meet legal requirements. Such action will only be undertaken in accordance with guidelines laid down and published from time to time by the ICT Committee.

Rules Governing IT Use

The following rules govern all use of university IT and network facilities, whether accessed by University property or otherwise.

(1) Use is subject at all times to such monitoring as may be necessary for the proper management of the network, or as may be specifically authorised in accordance with rules laid down from time to time by the ICT Committee for the purpose of investigation of allegations of activity in breach of the law, or of the University's statutes, decrees, and regulations.

(2) Persons may only make use of university facilities with proper authorisation. Proper authorisation in this context means prior authorisation by the appropriate officer, who shall be the Director of OUCS or his or her nominated deputy, in the case of services under the supervision of OUCS, or the nominated college or departmental officer in the case of services provided by a college or department. Any authorisation is subject to compliance with these rules, and with the University's statutes, decrees, and regulations, and will be considered to be terminated by any breach or attempted breach of these rules.

(3) Authorisation will be specific to an individual. Any password, authorisation code, etc., given to a user will be for his or her use only, and must be kept secure and not disclosed to or used by any other person.

(4) Users are not permitted to use university IT or network facilities for any of the following:

(a) any unlawful activity;

(b) the creation, transmission, storage, downloading or display of any offensive, obscene, indecent, or menacing images, data or other material, or any data capable of being resolved into such images or material;[2]

(c) the creation or transmission of material which is designed or likely to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety, or to harass another person;

(d) the creation or transmission of defamatory material about any individual or organisation;

(e) the sending of any e-mail that does not correctly identify the sender of that e-mail or attempts to disguise the identity of the computer from which it was sent;

(f) the sending of any message appearing to originate from another person, or otherwise attempting to impersonate another person;

(g) the transmission, without proper authorisation, of e-mail to a large number of recipients, unless those recipients have indicated an interest in receiving such e-mail, or the sending or forwarding of e-mail which is intended to encourage the propagation of copies of itself;

( h) the creation, access or transmission of material in such a way as to infringe a copyright, moral right, trade mark, or other intellectual property right;

(i) private profit, except to the extent authorised under the user's conditions of employment or other agreement with the University or a college; or commercial purposes without specific authorisation;

(j) gaining or attempting to gain unauthorised access to any facility or service within or outside the University, or making any attempt to disrupt or impair such a service;

(k) the deliberate or reckless undertaking of activities such as may result in the following:

(i) the waste of staff effort or network resources, including time on any system accessible via the University's network;

(ii) the corruption or disruption of other users' data;

(iii) the violation of the privacy of other users;

(iv) the disruption of the work of other users;

(v) the introduction or transmission of a virus into the network.

(l) activities not directly connected with employment, study or research in the University or the colleges (excluding reasonable and limited use for social and recreational purposes where not in breach of these rules or otherwise forbidden) without proper authorisation.

(5) Software and computer-readable datasets made available on the university network may only be used subject to the relevant licensing conditions, and, where applicable, to the Code of Conduct published by the Combined Higher Education Software Team (CHEST).

(6) Users shall treat as confidential any information which may become available to them through the use of such facilities and which is not on the face of it intended for unrestricted dissemination; such information shall not be copied, modified, disseminated, or used either in whole or in part without the permission of the person or body entitled to give it;

(7) No user may use IT facilities to hold or process data relating to a living individual save in accordance with the provisions of current data protection legislation (which in most cases will require the prior consent of the individual or individuals whose data is to be processed). Any person wishing to use IT facilities for such processing is required to inform the University Data Protection Officer in advance and to comply with any guidance given concerning the manner in which the processing may be carried out.

(8) Any person responsible for the administration of any university or college computer or network system, or otherwise having access to data on such a system, shall comply with the provisions of the `Statement of IT Security and Privacy Policy', as published by the ICT Committee from time to time.

(9) Users shall at all times endeavour to comply with guidance issued from time to time by OUCS to assist with the management and efficient use of the network.

(10) Connection of computers, whether college, departmental, or privately owned, to the university network is subject to the following additional regulations:

(a) Computers connected to the university network may only use network identifiers which follow the University's naming convention, and are registered with OUCS. In particular all such names must be within the domain .ox.ac.uk. Any exception to this must be authorised by the Director of OUCS, and may be subject to payment of a licence fee.

(b) The administrators of computers connected to the university network are responsible for ensuring their security against unauthorised access, participation in `denial of service' attacks, etc. The University may temporarily bar access to any computer or sub-network that appears to pose a danger to the security or integrity of any system or network, either within or outside Oxford, or which, through a security breach, may bring disrepute to the University.

(c) Providers of any service must take all reasonable steps to ensure that that service does not cause an excessive amount of traffic on the University's internal network or its external network links. The University may bar access at any time to computers which appear to cause unreasonable consumption of network resources.

(d) Hosting of Web pages on computers connected to the university network is permitted subject to the knowledge and consent of the department or college responsible for the local resources, but providers of these Web pages must endeavour to comply with guidelines published by OUCS or other relevant authorities. It is not permitted to offer commercial services through Web pages supported through the university network, or to provide `home-page' facilities for any commercial organisation, except with the permission of the Director of OUCS. This permission may require the payment of a licence fee.

(e) No computer connected to the university network may be used to give any person who is not a member or employee of the University or its colleges access to any network services outside the department or college where that computer is situated. Certain exceptions may be made, for example members of other UK universities, official visitors to a department or college, or for those paying a licence fee. Areas of doubt should be discussed with the Registration Manager at OUCS.

(11) In the event that a user is thought to be in breach of one or more of these rules or of university statutes, decrees, or regulations he or she shall be reported to the appropriate officer who may recommend to the appropriate university or college authority that proceedings be instituted under either or both University or college disciplinary procedures. Access to facilities may be withdrawn pending a determination, or may be made subject to such conditions as the appropriate officer shall think proper in the circumstances.

Guidelines for Examining Users' Data

(1) All staff of an IT facility who are given privileged access to information available through that facility must respect the privacy and security of any information not intended for public dissemination, that becomes known to them by any means, deliberate or accidental.

(2) System Administrators (i.e. those responsible for the management, operation or maintenance of computer systems) have the right to access users' files and examine network traffic, but only if necessary in pursuit of their role as System Administrators. They must endeavour to avoid explicitly examining the contents of users' files without proper authorisation.

(3) If it is necessary for a System Administrator to inspect the contents of a user's files, the following procedure must be followed. Normally, the user's permission should be sought. Should such access be necessary without seeking the user's permission, it should, wherever possible, be approved by an appropriate authority prior to inspection. If it has not been possible to obtain prior permission, any access should be reported to the user or to an appropriate authority as soon as possible.

(4) For the purposes of these guidelines appropriate authority is defined as follows:

(a) in the case of any university-owned system, whether central or departmental: if the files belong to a student, the Proctors; if the files belong to a Senior Member, the Registrar or his or her nominee; or, if the files belong to an employee who is not a Senior Member, the Head of the Department, House, or other unit to which the employee is responsible, or his or her delegated representative;

(b) in the case of a departmental system, either those named in (a), or, in all circumstances, the Head of Department or his or her delegated representative;

(c) in the case of a college system, the Head of House or his or her delegated representative.

Footnotes

[1] The policy statement, rules, and guidelines are published by the IT Committee with the approval of Council. Up to 1 October 2000, all references therein to the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Committee shall be taken to read IT Committee.
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[2] This rule is not intended to prevent the use of the facilities for properly supervised research purposes, provided that the use is lawful and that the user has obtained prior authority for the particular activity in the manner set out from time to time by the ICT Committee.
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MUSICAL EVENTS

Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera Studies

Master-classes, 2001

SIR THOMAS ALLEN will give the following master-classes at 2 p.m. on the following Mondays. The events are free of charge, and tickets are not required.

For details of lectures to be given by Sir Thomas Allen during Michaelmas Term, see `Lectures' below.

22 Jan., Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College: `Drama in Lieder.'

5 Feb., Holywell Music Room: `The art of recitative in Act I of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.'

7 May, Holywell Music Room: `Recitative in Act I—aria in Act I of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro.'

Recital

SIR THOMAS ALLEN will perform a programme to include Schumann's Dichterliebe, and songs by Beethoven and Wolf, at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, 9 June, in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. Tickets, costing £12 (£8 concessions), may be obtained in advance from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 798600).


Faculty of Music

Unless otherwise stated, the following events will take place in the Holywell Music Room, and tickets, costing £10 (£5 concessions) may be obtained from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or on the door.

Colloquium: `Bach's B Minor Mass: perspectives on its music and history'

Conveners: Dr John Butt and Professor R. Strohm. Speakers will include John Butt, Joshua Rifkin, Andrew Parrott, Andrew Stewart, and Ruth Tatlow. The colloquium, free of charge and open to the public, will take place in the Holywell Music Room on Tuesday, 19 December, 11 a.m.–4 p.m., and precedes a performance of Bach's B Minor Mass, BWV 232, by the Oxford Philomusica and Chorus (conductor Dr Marios Papadopoulous) at 8 p.m. in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets available from the Playhouse Box Office.

Allegri String Quartet

Wed. 25 Oct., 8 p.m.: Wolf's Serenade in G major (1887), Schubert's Quartet in G major, D.887, and, with Teresa Cahill, soprano, Schoenberg's Second Quartet, in F sharp minor. For ticket details, see above. A (free) pre- concert talk by Professor Alexander Goehr, on the music of Arnold Schoenberg, takes place in the Music Room at 5 p.m.

Fri. 17 Nov., 8 p.m.: Webern's Langsamer Satz (1905) (with Chisato Kusunoki, piano); Schumann's Piano Quintet in E flat, op. 44; Beethoven's Quartet in A minor, op. 132. For ticket details, see above.

Fri. 1 Dec., 1 p.m.: Schoenberg's First Quartet, in D minor, op. 7 (tickets £5/£2.50).

Other events

Thur. 16 Nov., 8.30 p.m., New College Chapel: THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS (Director, Gary Cooper) will perform orchestral music from Jean-Philippe Rameau's opera Hippolyte et Aricie. For ticket details, see above.

Mon. 20 Nov., 8 p.m.: TRIO FIBONACCI will perform contemporary works for piano, violin, and cello by Wolfgang Rihm, André Ristic, York Holler, and Michael Finnissy. For ticket details, see above.

Sun. 29 Oct., 7 p.m.: THE OXFORD GAMELAN SOCIETY, with dancers from the National Academy of Performing Arts, Surakarta, will give a concert of Indonesian music and dance, performing on the Bate Collection Gamelan, Kyai Madu Laras. Tickets £8/£6 from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or on the door.

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Closure of the PPE Reading Room, New Bodleian Library

Monday, 11 December–Thursday, 21 December 2000

The PPE Reading Room in the New Bodleian Library will be closed from Monday, 11 December, to Thursday, 21 December, inclusive. This temporary closure, which has been approved by the Bodleian Library Subcommittee, is to enable the long overdue task of redecorating the reading room to be undertaken at the least damaging time.


Forthcoming exhibition

Photography and the printed page in the nineteenth century (27 November–31 March)

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