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ANDREW JONATHAN CARR, MA status (MB, CH.B., CH.M. Bristol), Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2001.

Professor Carr will be a fellow of Worcester College.

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OLIVER JOHN BRADDICK (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Professor and Head of Department, Department of Psychology, University College, London, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2001.

Professor Braddick will be a fellow of Magdalen College.

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The Martin Harrison Memorial Fellowship Committee has awarded the Fellowship to DR GÜL PULHAN.

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Council's Advisory Committee for Degrees by Diploma and Encaenia Honorary Degrees gives preliminary consideration both to proposals received from members of Congregation for the conferment of degrees upon royal personages and heads of state on occasions other than Encaenia, and to proposals for the conferment of Encaenia honorary degrees. The current membership of the committee is: Professor P.A. Slack, Principal of Linacre College, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections) (chairman); Mr B.R. Ward-Perkins, Trinity College (Assessor 2001–2, ex officio); Mr L.N. Goldman, St Peter's College (Assessor 2000–1, ex officio); Professor J. Griffin, Balliol College (Public Orator, ex officio); Professor D.J.H. Cockayne, Linacre College; Sir Marrack Goulding, Warden of St Antony's College; Professor N.J. Hitchin, New College; Dr J.M. Rawson, Warden of Merton College; Sir Alan Budd, Provost of Queen's College; Dame Fiona Caldicott, Principal of Somerville College; Professor I.C. Butler, Christ Church; Professor K. Davies, Hertford College.

Members of Congregation who wish to make suggestions to the committee about honorary degrees to be conferred at the Encaenia in 2002 or degrees by diploma are asked to do so by sending in proposals which provide information under the following headings:

name of nominee;

brief biographical details;

reason for nomination.

Proposals should be sent to Miss Noon, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, under strictly confidential cover, not later than Friday, 11 May 2001.

Members of Congregation wishing to suggest candidates are asked in particular to note the following points:

(a) under Council's standing orders, no member of Council or of the advisory committee shall forward to that committee or propose directly to Council the name of any person for any honorary degree unless he or she is prepared personally to recommend that the conferment of such a degree be seriously considered;

(b) while informal soundings within the University on any proposal will often be desirable, every effort should be made to ensure that publicity is not at any stage given to any proposal for the conferment of an honorary degree.

The Advisory Committee will report to Council just before the beginning of Michaelmas Term, submitting a short-list of candidates for further consideration. Council will then decide which proposals should be referred to its Committee on Honorary Degrees. The final list of proposed honorands, drawn up by Council in the light of the latter committee's report, will be submitted to Congregation for approval in accordance with the requirements of Tit. II, Sectt. VI and VIII (Statutes, 2000, pp. 14–16).

Details of those on whom degrees by diploma and honorary degrees have been conferred in the years from 1991 are set out in pp. 431–6 of the University Calendar, 2000. This year's honorands are as follows:

W.G. Bowen, President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Dr G. Harlem Brundtland, Director-General of the World Health Organization

Professor E.J.E. Hobsbawm, Emeritus Professor of Economic and Social History, University of London

Professor T. Berners-Lee, 3Com Founders Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor W. Kohn, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara

Professor Sir Gustav Nossal, Professor Emeritus of the University of Melbourne

Dame Felicity Lott, soprano

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The University Offices will be closed from Thursday, 12 April, to Monday, 16 April inclusive.

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The Sheldonian Theatre will be closed from Friday, 6 April, to Monday, 16 April, inclusive.

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The hours of the Counselling Service will be as follows during the Easter Vacation:

Mon., 19 Mar.–Wed., 4 Apr.: open 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

Thur., 5 Apr.–Mon., 16 Apr.: closed.

From Tue., 17 Apr., open at the usual hours, 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

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The Oxford Language Race

As part of the European Year of Languages 2001, the Language Centre is organising the Oxford Language Race to see who can make the most progress in learning a European language from scratch in one month. Participating colleges will nominate a racer and a reserve and the Race will begin on 9 May, when languages to be learnt will be drawn from a pool of twenty less widely taught European languages. The event is sponsored by BMI British Midland, OUP, Routledge, and Hodder and Stoughton, and will be raising money for the local educational charity, Reading Quest, which helps struggling young readers. Further details may be obtained from the Language Centre (e-mail:, telephone: Oxford (2)83360) or from the Language Centre Web site,

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Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BZ

Isis Innovation, a wholly-owned company of the University, was established in 1988. The company has been formed to exploit know-how arising out of research funded by the UK Government through the Research Councils and funded by other bodies where the rights are not tied. The function of the company is to ensure that the results of research bring rewards to Oxford, and to the inventors, who are given a financial incentive for exploitation.

Isis seeks licensees willing to pay lump sums and/or royalties for the use of know-how arising out of research. Isis also exploits the intellectual property of the University by setting up individual companies using venture capital or development capital funds.

Isis' services are also available to individuals who wish to exploit the results of research supported by non-Research Council sources, when there are no prior conditions on the handling of the intellectual property rights. Isis Innovation has at its disposal a small pre-seedcorn fund for paying the costs of protecting intellectual property rights and for taking work to a stage where its potential can be assessed.

Isis finds industrial partners to ensure that new ideas can be developed for market requirements. The company has established the Oxford Innovation Society for major industrial companies, so that they can have a window on Oxford technology and an opportunity to license and invest where appropriate.

A brochure explaining Isis' activities is available. If you wish to receive a copy, please contact Isis (details below).

Members of the University should contact the Managing Director if they wish to take advantage of the services that Isis provides. (Telephone: (2)80830, fax: (2)80831, e-mail:, Internet:

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New College

Heaven's Vault

NEW COLLEGE CHOIR will perform a programme of unaccompanied choral music by sixteenth- century masters (Ludford, Sheppard, and Taverner) and twentieth-century `new age' composers such as Jonathan Harvey, Giles Swayne, and John Tavener, in the chapel, New College, at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, 24 March. Tickets (£10) may be obtained from Colin Gordon (telephone: Oxford 765298, e-mail:, or at the door.

Friends of Rewley House: Annual Concert

TOM POSTER, BBC Young Pianist of the Year, will perform the following at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 April, in the Holywell Music Room: Beethoven, `Moonlight' Sonata; Chopin, Two Nocturnes, op. 27; Ravel, Gaspard de la Nuit; Liszt, Rigoletto Paraphrase.

The starting time of the concert was previously notified as 7.30 p.m.

Tickets, costing £8 (concessions £5), are available from Rewley House Reception, or from Katherine Nathan (telephone: Oxford (2)80367, e-mail:

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