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BAMPTON LECTURERSHIP 2003

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN, FBA, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, Canon of Christ Church, has been appointed to the Bampton Lecturership 2003.

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RECONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

The Medical Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Developmental Biology and Genetics on S.D.M. BROWN (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), currently Director, MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit and MRC Mouse Genome Centre, Harwell, for a period of five years commencing 11 May 2001.

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INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Appointment of Deputies

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board has appointed PROFESSOR E.M. STEINBY, Fellow of All Souls College and Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire, as Acting Director of the Institute of Archaeology for Michaelmas Term 2001, and DR G.R. LOCK, Fellow of Kellogg College and University Lecturer in Archaeology (Computing and Statistical Methods and Continuing Education), as Acting Director of the Institute of Archaeology for Trinity Term 2001. DR H.F. HAMEROW, Fellow of St Cross College and University Lecturer in European Archaeology, will assume the Directorship on 1 January 2002 for a period of two years.

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ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE INSTITUTE

Appointment of Deputy

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board has appointed DR R.J. WHITTAKER, MA, Fellow of St Edmund Hall and Reader in Biogeography, as Acting Director of the Environmental Change Institute for Trinity and Michaelmas Terms 2001.

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PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Appointment of Deputy

On the recommendation of the Committee for the Pitt Rivers Museum, the General Board has appointed DR C. GOSDEN, MA, Fellow of St Cross College, Curator of the Pitt Rivers Museum, and University Lecturer in Prehistory, as Acting Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum for Trinity Term 2001.

Note: this appointment was approved prior to the dissolution of the General Board.

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Appointment of Deputy

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has appointed PROFESSOR B.D. RIPLEY, MA (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of St Peter's College and Professor of Applied Statistics, as Acting Head of the Department of Statistics vice Professor J.C. Gittins, MA, D.Sc., Fellow of Keble College and Professor of Statistics, for Trinity Term 2001.

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CHARLES OLDHAM PRIZE 2001

The Prize has been awarded to WILLIAM E.S. PADGETT, Lincoln College.

Proxime accesserunt: MADELINE A. CLEMENTS, Christ Church, and KATE L. RUMBOLDT, Trinity College.

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JOHN STALLWORTHY PRIZE IN OBSTETRICS 1999–2000

The Prize has been awarded to MISS F. IO WRIGHT, New College.

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PUSEY AND ELLERTON JUNIOR PRIZE

Junior Prizes have been awarded to NATALIE LANCER, Christ Church, TERENCE NEWMAN, St Anne's College, and SOPHIE PAGE, St Peter's College.

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ARNOLD ANCIENT HISTORICAL ESSAY PRIZE 2001

The prize has not been awarded.

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:
Linacre Professorship of Zoology

                                                    Appointed by

Mr Vice-Chancellor                                  ex officio
The Warden of Merton                                ex officio
Professor Sir Robert May                            Council
Professor M.F. Land                                 Council
Professor M.P. Hassell                              Life and Environmental Sciences
                                                    Board
Professor C.J. Leaver                               Life and Environmental Sciences
                                                    Board
Professor P.C. Newell                               Life and Environmental Sciences
                                                    Board
Professor P.H. Harvey                               Life and Environmental Sciences
                                                    Board
Professor G. Goodwin                                Merton College

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REVIEW OF THE LANGUAGE CENTRE

As part of the University's programme of regular departmental reviews, the Language Centre will be reviewed during Trinity Term by the following panel appointed by the Pro- Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections): Professor R.A. Cooper (chairman), the Master of St Cross, Professor N.A. Jelley, and Dr H. O'Donoghue.

The panel's terms of reference are:

`To review and report to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections) on:

(a) the development of the Language Centre since the last review and any significant changes in context and services since then;

(b) in the light of (a), the role, priorities and future direction of the Language Centre.'

Anyone wishing to make a submission to the review panel should send it by 11 May to the panel's Secretary: Mr L.C.C. Reynolds, University Offices, Wellington Square (e-mail: laurence.reynolds@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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SALARIES OF CLINICAL ACADEMIC AND RELATED STAFF

Approval has been given for the implementation at Oxford of an increase in clinical academic and related salaries in line with the salary awards for 2001 decided by the Doctors' and Dentists' Review Body.

The new rates provide for a 3.9 per cent increase with effect from 1 April 2001 on all salaries and scale points. Payment will be made in May with appropriate backdating.

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Intensive weekend courses in foreign languages

The Language Centre will be running four weekend language courses in Trinity Term. Each course will consist of eight hours' tuition and 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:

19--20 May: German (Absolute Beginners and Intermediate)

19--20 May: Italian (Absolute Beginners and Lower Intermediate)

2--3 June: French (Near/False Beginners, Lower Intermediate and Upper Intermediate)

2--3 June: Spanish (Absolute Beginners 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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Trinity Term Open Access Courses

Places are available at Advanced Level in Italian, Modern Greek, Russian, and Spanish, and at some lower levels in German, Modern Greek, and Russian, to join the classes next week.

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The Oxford Language Race

Oxford has an almost unrivalled collection of language learning materials in 120 languages, from Afrikaans to Zulu, built up over the years in response to requests from students, teachers, scholars, and researchers who require practical knowledge of languages which are out of the mainstream. Oxford is also full of very talented linguists, both specialists and non-specialists. Through the Oxford Language Race, we wish to celebrate the diversity and tradition of language learning at Oxford and the rich collection of materials for independent learning in the Language Centre.

Each sponsoring college or its JCR/MCR has nominated one official racer and a reserve from among its members. On 9 May, these participants will assemble and draw a language to learn from scratch from a pool of twenty less widely taught European languages. The winner, to be announced at the awards presentation on 14 June, will be the person who makes most progress in one month. He or she will win two free BMI British Midland tickets to any of their destinations in Europe.

The Oxford Language Race is an event within the European Year of Languages 2001, aimed at increasing awareness and appreciation of the richness of Europe's linguistic heritage. The Race will raise money for Reading Quest, a local charity which helps youngsters who are struggling with reading.

The Language Centre is grateful to BMI British Midland, Oxford University Press, Hodder and Stoughton, and Routledge for their generous support of the Oxford Language Race.

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Library and self-study area

The library and self-study area will be open during full term from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m., Monday–Friday, and 10 a.m.–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 Oxford (2)83360, by e-mailing to admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, or by calling at the Centre at 12 Woodstock Road. The Centre's Web site is at http://www.lang.ox.ac.uk.

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WIDOWS OF FORMER MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY'S PENSION SCHEMES

From time to time the attention of the University is drawn to individual cases of financial hardship among widows of former members of the Federated Superannuation System for Universities (FSSU) and the University of Oxford Employees Pension Scheme (EPS). Limited resources are available to alleviate proven cases of hardship and any enquiry should be addressed to the Superannuation Officer, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. All cases are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Vivien Leigh Prize

A prize of £300 is offered by the Ashmolean Museum from the Vivien Leigh Fund for a two-dimensional work of art on paper, not exceeding fifty-five by forty centimetres, by an undergraduate member of the University. The work will be chosen, if a work of sufficient merit is submitted, by the Keeper of Western Art in the Ashmolean Museum, from work submitted to the Print Room by Friday, 8 June, of work exhibited at the annual degree show at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. It is a condition of the award that the winning work be given to the Ashmolean.

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MUSICAL EVENTS

Music Faculty

Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera

SIR THOMAS ALLEN will give a workshop on Thursday, 7 May, in the Holywell Music Room, 2–5 p.m., on the subject `The ensembles from Act I of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro'.

To close his tenure of the Hambro Professorship, Sir Thomas will give a recital at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, 9 June, in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. The programmme will include Schumann's Dichterliebe, Beethoven's Mailied, and Wolf's Der Gärtner. Tickets, costing £12 (concessions £8), may be obtained from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 798600).

NEW CHAMBER OPERA will perform Rossini's Il Signor Bruschino, with ornamentation by PROFESSOR PHILIP GOSSETT (Sir Thomas Allen's successor as Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera), at 8.15 p.m. on 24, 25, and 26 May in the Antechapel, New College. Tickets may be obtained from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 798600).

For details of lectures to be given this term by Professor Gossett, see `Lectures' below.

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St Hilda's College: Jacqueline du Pré Music Building

The following recitals will be given at 8 p.m. on the days shown in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. Admission costs £12 (concessions £8). Tickets may be obtained from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 798600).

For details of Sir Thomas Allen's recital on 9 June, see immediately above.

Further details may be obtained from the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College (telephone: Oxford (2)76821, e-mail: jdp@st- hildas.ox.ac.uk).

TASMIN LITTLE (violin) and PIERS LANE (piano)
Fri. 27 Apr.: Brahms, Sonatensatz; Bach, Sonata in E for violin and keyboard, BWV 1016; Bartók, Sonata for solo violin, Sz117; Arvo Part, Fratres for violin and piano; César Franck, Sonata for violin and piano in A.

STEVEN ISSERLIS (cello) and STEPHEN HOUGH (piano)
Mon. 7 May: Beethoven, Seven variations on a theme from The Magic Flute; Schumann, 5 Stücke in Volkston; Strauss, Sonata for cello and piano in F major, op. 6; Rachmaninov, Sonata for cello and piano in G minor, op. 19.

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Other events

Tickets for the following events may be obtained from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 798600).

Sat. 21 Apr., 7.30 p.m.: Trio Krosta (Celia Pitstow, flute; Christopher Redgate, oboe; and Sylvia Bowden, piano) perform works by J.C. Bach, Messiaen, Dring, Martin, and Doppler. (Tickets £10/£5)

Sat. 28 Apr., 7.30 p.m.: solo guitar performance by G.P. Hall (Tickets £6/£4.50)

Sun. 29 Apr., 8 p.m.: Nicholas Clapton (countertenor), and Jennifer Partridge (piano) perform works by Judith Weir, Simon Holt, Daryl Runswick, Michael Tippett, and Gyorgy Kurtag. (Tickets £10/£7)

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Forthcoming exhibition

Treasures from the Bodleian Library (30 Apr.–25 Aug.; in the Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrangle, open Mon.–Fri. 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m., Sat. 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

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