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Junior Prize (joint award): MS R. LEWIS, St Peter's College, and MS A. SIMMONDS, Merton College

Senior Prize: P. WALLIS, Lincoln College

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The Prize has been awarded to MOHAMMED H.A. ALAM, Lincoln College.

Proxime accessit: JONATHAN M.R. GOULDING, New College.

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Intensive weekend courses in foreign languages

The Language Centre will be running weekend courses in French and Spanish on Saturday and Sunday, 2–3 June. Each course will consist of eight hours' tuition and will last from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. The emphasis will be on speaking and listening. The courses are as follows:

French: Near/False Beginners, Lower Intermediate (waiting list only), and Upper Intermediate.

Spanish: Absolute Beginners (waiting list only) and Lower Intermediate.

The fee will be £28 for junior members of the University and other full-time students, £36 for members of Congregation, and £48 to non-members.

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Ninth-week courses in French and Spanish

In ninth week (18–22 June) the centre will run multimedia courses of fifteen hours each in Intermediate French (GCSE standard and above) and Spanish for Near/False Beginners. Participants will have the opportunity to work with computer-based language learning materials and be introduced to French and Spanish Internet sites. The French course will take place from 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., and the Spanish course from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday–Friday. For each course the fee will be £55 for junior members of the University and other full-time students, £65 for members of Congregation and members of staff, and £80 to non-members. The fee includes all materials. An application form for the above courses can be downloaded from the centre's Web page at

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English for academic studies (EFL)

The Language Centre is running the following English courses for foreign students, researchers, and academic visitors in the summer:

Essentials of Academic Writing (fifteen hours): 18–22 June (ninth week). Fee £95.

Writing a Research Article in English (ten hours): 18–22 June (ninth week). Fee £65.

Special Course in English for Academic Visitors (thirty-six hours): 9–26 July. This course will take place mornings only, Monday to Thursday, for three weeks. It will focus on speaking and listening skills, while revising basic grammatical structures and developing vocabulary. Fee £175.

Pre-Sessional Courses: 30 July 30–21 September. These full-time courses are designed to ensure that international students and academic visitors are adequately prepared to begin their studies at Oxford and other universities.

The Language Centre and Library are open during full term from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Monday–Friday, and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. Further information about all courses and facilities at the Language Centre may be obtained from the Language Centre's Information Officer, Angela Pinkney, by telephoning (2)83360, by e-mailing to to, or calling at the centre at 12 Woodstock Road. The centre's Web site is at

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Exhibitions now open

Time and Relative Dimensions in Space: the outcome of Mark Wallinger's year-long residency in Oxford; the residency, entitled `With the Beetles', is part of the millennium celebrations for Year of the Artist

Voices: an exhibition of work by the internationally acclaimed Japanese sculptor Mamoru Abe (until 10 June)

Late-night opening

The museum will stay open until 9 p.m. on Friday, 18 May. The Japanese artist, Mamoru Abe, will be present to discuss his work, and there will be live music performed by Traverso Rex.

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Exhibition now open

Théâtre des Arts: an exhibition of paintings, for Arts Week (until 25 May; open 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday–Friday; closed Saturday and Sunday; admission free)

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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Oxford AUT will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 May, in Blackhall, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles'. All AUT members and non-members will be welcome. David Triesman, the General Secretary of the AUT, will be attending to answer any questions raised concerning AUT policy and strategy.

Any Questions on higher education?

Oxford AUT invites all members of the University to meet prospective parliamentary candidates for Oxford East and Oxford West and Abingdon in the lecture hall at Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, on Thursday, 24 May, 5–7 p.m.

Enquiries and applications for membership of Oxford AUT can be made to Jackie Phipps, Oxford AUT, New Barnett House, 28 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HU (telephone: Oxford (2)70418, e-mail:

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