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GIBBS PRIZES 2000

Biochemistry

The Examiners for Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Parts I and II in the Honour School of Natural Science have made the following awards:

Gibbs Prize: ROGER DODD, Exeter College

Proxime accessit: MS JULIA SHERRIFF, St Hilda's College

Book Prize: MS CLAIRE SAXBY, Jesus College

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Chemistry

The Examiners for Chemistry Part I in the Honour School of Natural Science have made the following awards:

Gibbs Prize: PETER J. WELFORD, St John's College

Proxime accessit: BENJAMIN J. HERBERT, Merton College

Book Prizes:

IAN A. HUNTER, New College

MARTIN R. GALPIN, Keble College

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Classics

Prizes in Classics have been awarded to:

PATRICK FINGLASS, St John's College

MS CAROLINE HALLIDAY, New College

CHRISTOPHER HUNWICK, Lincoln College

MS JOANNA ORPIN, Magdalen College

MS EMILY PILLINGER, New College

PETER THONEMANN, Lady Margaret Hall

ROBERT TORDOFF, University College

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Earth Sciences

Prize awarded on the basis of the quality and distinction of the field mapping report submitted in the Final Honour School of Natural Science (Geology) to:

ANDREW J. SMITH, St Edmund Hall

Engineering Science Prizes awarded to members of the team submitting the best Design Project for Part I of the Final Honour School of Engineering Science:

IAN C. CROUCH, University College

GERVAS FRANCESCHINI, St John's College

DANIEL N.F. HARRISON, Wadham College

PATRICK T.O'G. ROCHE, Worcester College

GREGORY A. THOMAS, New College

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English

Prizes awarded for performance in Moderations in English Language and Literature:

MS JENNA FROST, Balliol College

MS KATHLEEN GOODWIN, Wadham College

MS AUGE LEVENTIS, Lincoln College

BRADLEY LORD, New College

MS EMILY PATON, Brasenose College

MS HELEINA A. POSTINGS, Christ Church

ALISTAIR D. SOOKE, Christ Church

HEDLEY TWIDLE, Brasenose College

SIMON WOODS, Magdalen College

LAURENCE WILLIAMS, Magdalen College

Prize for performance in the Honour School of English Language and Literature:

Best overall performance in Course I: ADAM S. THIRLWELL, New College

Best extended essay in Course I, paper 7: MS SARAH E. STEVENS, Hertford College

Best extended essay in Course I, paper 8: ADAM S. THIRLWELL, New College

Best overall performance in Course II: jointly to MS HEATHER R. BACON-SHONE, Trinity College, and MS KATHERINE A. MCCLUNE, St John's College

Best extended essay or optional thesis in Course II: MS KATHERINE A. MCCLUNE, St John's College

Best optional thesis: THOMAS P.X. MILLER, Merton College

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Geography

The Examiners for the Honour School of Geography have made the following awards:

Gibbs Prize: PAUL E. CUTLER, Hertford College

Proxime accessit: MS JOANNA L. THORPE, Lady Margaret Hall

Book Prizes:

GRAHAM P. MARTIN, Mansfield College

MS VICTORIA M. STONEMAN, Hertford College

ANDREW J. URE, Christ Church

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Law

The names of those awarded Gibbs Prizes in Law will be announced in due course.

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Materials

Prize awarded on the results of the examinations in the Honour School of Metallurgy and Science of Materials: MS ALISON MCGUIGAN, St Catherine's College

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Mathematical Sciences

Gibbs Prize awarded on the results of the examination in the Final Honour School of Mathematical Sciences: DARREN CHARLES, Brasenose College

Gibbs Prize awarded on the results of the examination in the Final Honour School of Mathematics: LASZLO SZEKELYHIDI, St John's College

Proxime accessit: JOEL FINE, Balliol College

Gibbs Prize for the best performance in the Mathematics papers in the Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy: ROBIN ADAMS, St John's College

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Medieval and Modern Languages

Prize awarded on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Modern Languages: jointly to OLIVIER GALBINSKI, Magdalen College, and MS CLARISSA N. WORSDALE, Brasenose College

Best overall performance in the Modern Language in one of the joint Honour Schools involving Modern Languages with another subject: RICHARD M. ASTON, Christ Church

Best performances in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages:

MS CHARIS BOUTIERI, St Edmund Hall

MS KIRSTIN-SARAH GWYER, St Hugh's College

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Modern History

Prizes for performance in the Honour School of Modern History and associated joint Honour Schools:

Gibbs Prize: ALEXANDER S. MORRISON, Oriel College

Proxime accessit: MS JENNIFER ALISON ROSENBLITT, Wadham College

Book Prizes:

MS ALEXANDRA M. GAJDA, New College

MS SASHA BLACKMORE, Balliol College

MS CAMILLA M. COX, Lady Margaret Hall

CONRAD D. SMEWING, Pembroke College

MS RACHEL M. REED, Merton College

MS KATHERINE G.O. BELL, Magdalen College

MS ANDREA T. LINDSAY-STRUGO, Balliol College

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Music

The examiners for the Honour School of Music have awarded Gibbs Prizes to the following:

PETER S. GARNER-WINSHIP, Christ Church

TIMOTHY G. RIBCHESTER, Brasenose College

ANDREW SKIDMORE, New College

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Oriental Studies

Prizes awarded on the results of Moderations in Oriental Studies:

MS PAULA FARNE, Queen's College

LEO C.A. FRANSELLA, Balliol College

DANIEL NIKOLOV, Queen's College

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Philosophy

Prizes for outstanding performance in the Philosophy papers in each of the seven joint Honour Schools involving Philosophy:

Literae Humaniores: DAMIAN G. MURPHY, Corpus Christi College

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: TOBY J. BOUTLE, Magdalen College

Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: ALEXANDER J. HUNT, Worcester College

Mathematics and Philosophy: SIMON R. COLLIS, Balliol College

Physics and Philosophy: ACER G. NETHERCOTT, University College

Philosophy and Modern Languages: SAMUEL J. COLEMAN, Oriel College

Philosophy and Theology: DECLAN G.C. SMITHIES, Oriel College

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Physics

Gibbs Prize for performance in the Physics Final M.Phys. examination: MS ROSEMARY J. HARRIS, St John's College

Gibbs Prize for the best use of experimental apparatus in an M.Phys. project: JAMES A. GOMEZ, Pembroke College

Gibbs Prizes for outstanding practical work in Part A of the Final Honour School of Natural Science (Physics):

B. DUDMAN, Wadham College

C.J. GOOD, Trinity College

D.B. HERTZ, Merton College

Gibbs Prize for the best performance in the Physics Department's Speaking Competition: NEVILLE EISENBERG, Balliol College

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Physiological Sciences

Part I of the First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine: ETIENNE WANG, St Hugh's College

Proxime accessit: MS EVE P. FRYER, St Catherine's College

Part II of the First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine: M.P. WEEKES, St Hugh's College

Proxime accessit: MS ANNA L. POZO, Lincoln College

Preliminary Examination in Physiological Sciences: JAMES BACKHOUSE, University College

Honour School of Physiological Sciences for a candidate intending to proceed to the clinical course: MARK A. COGHLAN, Hertford College

Honour School of Physiological Sciences for a candidate not proceeding to the clinical course: SEBASTIAN STRAUBE, St Peter's College

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Politics

Prize awarded on the basis of Politics written papers only in the examination for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: RAHUL SAGAR, Balliol College

Proxime accessit: DANIEL J. COLLINGS, Keble College

Prize awarded for the best Politics thesis submitted in the examination for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: RAHUL SAGAR, Balliol College

Prize for the best performance in the Politics written paper only in the Preliminary Examination in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: MS SARAH A. LOVE, Magdalen College

Proxime accessit: MS SONIA P. SODHA, St Hilda's College

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Psychological Studies

Prize for best performance in the examinations for the Honour School of Experimental Psychology: MS BERTA FIGUERAS COSTA, Wadham College

Proxime accessit: JOSEPH WARREN, St Anne's College

Prize awarded for best performance in the examinations for the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: MS REBECCA SAXE, Oriel College

Proxime accessit: MS CATHERINE BRIGHT, St Hugh's College

Prize awarded for the best Research Projects submitted for the examinations for the Honour Schools of Experimental Psychology or Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: LUCAS MOORE, Jesus College

Prize awarded for the best Library Dissertation submitted in the examinations for the Honour Schools of Experimental Psychology or Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: PETER J.S. KING, New College

Prize awarded for the best practical portfolio in Psychology submitted for the examinations for the Honour School of Experimental Psychology or the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: MS DOROTHY SCHMIDT, St Hilda's College

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Theology

Gibbs Prize awarded on the results of the examination for the Final Honour School of Theology:

SETH TURNER, St John's College

Gibbs Prize for the best performance in Theology in the Final Honour School of Philosophy and Theology: DAVID P. WILKS, Christ Church

Gibbs Book Prize for performance in the Preliminary Examination in Theology: KEVIN WATSON, St Benet's Hall

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Zoology

Prize awarded on the results of the examinations in the Honour School of Natural Science (Biological Sciences): MS REBECCA M. TOLLERVEY, Wadham College

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GAISFORD PRIZES 2000

Gaisford Prize for Greek Verse: LAURA BENDER, Magdalen College

Gaisford Prize for Greek Prose: LUKE PITCHER, Somerville College

Gaisford Dissertation Prize: PHILIP CARDINALE, St Edmund Hall

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PETER BEACONSFIELD PRIZE 2000

The Prize has been awarded to EDWARD BAMPTON, Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

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WILMA CROWTHER PRIZE 2000

The Prize, for the best overall performance in the Final Honour School of Human Sciences, has been awarded jointly to MS FAYE ALLARD, St Catherine's College, and MS KATE BOWE, New College.

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HONOUR MODERATIONS IN CLASSICS 2000

Hertford Prize

The Prize has been awarded to LAURA BENDER, Magdalen College.

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De Paravicini Prizes

Prizes have been awarded to:

BENJAMIN HARDING, Balliol College

TERESA HETTICH, Merton College

Proxime accessit: IMOGEN BLACK, Trinity College

Honourably mentioned: MARCUS BATE, Brasenose College

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Comparative Philology Prize

The Prize has been awarded to LAURA BENDER, Magdalen College.

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Harold Lister Sunderland Prize

The Prize has been awarded to TERESA HETTICH, Merton College.

Honourably mentioned:

MARCUS BATE, Brasenose College

LAURA BENDER, Magdalen College

IMOGEN BLACK, Trinity College

BENJAMIN HARDING, Balliol College

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HONOUR SCHOOL OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY 2000

Oxbow Prize for Fieldwork: MS HELEN SIMONS, St Hugh's College, and MS ELIZABETH WEST, Keble College

Currey's Dissertation Prize: CHRISTOPHER WINGFIELD, St John's College

Meyerstein Prize: CHRISTOPHER WINGFIELD, St John's College

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SPEAKING BY JUNIOR MEMBERS IN CONGREGATION

Mr Vice-Chancellor has, with the agreement of Council, approved the following arrangements for junior members to speak in Congregation under the terms of Ch. I, Sect x (Statutes, 1997, p. 208), which reads as follows:
`Any junior member as defined in Tit. XIV, Sect. iv, § 1, cl. 2, may speak at a meeting of Congregation, if called upon to do so by the Chairman at the Chairman's discretion, provided that the Chairman may at any time terminate a debate on the floor of the House and proceed to the final speeches and the taking of a vote.'
The Chairman of Congregation will normally expect to call upon nominated representatives of the Oxford University Student Union if they wish to speak in debate, and will normally expect to call upon junior members to speak only from among those who have given advance notice of their wish to be called. Should the Chairman consider that the number of junior members who have given such notice is excessive, he or she will have to be selective in calling upon them. The Chairman will try to ensure a balanced debate in relation to the apparent spread and strength of views held by junior members. If informed selection is to be possible it is desirable that when giving notice of the wish to be called a junior member should indicate (a) whether he or she intends to support or oppose the motion before the House, (b) whether he or she would speak on behalf of any club, committee, group, or association, (c) whether he or she is supported by other junior members (up to twelve of whom might sign the notice).

If the number giving notice is small they will all be admitted to the floor of the House although this does not ensure their being called. In other cases some selection may be necessary at the stages of both admission and calling of speakers. If there is to be time to tell applicants whether they will be admitted notice will have to be received in good time. Junior members should therefore send in such notice, in writing, to the Registrar to be received at the University Offices not later than 10 a.m. on the Monday preceding the debate in question. The name of any representative nominated by OUSU should also be communicated to the Registrar, in writing, through the President by that time. A notice will then be posted in the University Offices and on the gate of the Clarendon Building not later than 10 a.m. on the morning of the debate, indicating whether all applicants will be admitted to the floor of the House or, if selection has had to take place, the names of those selected for admission to the floor.

Junior members not admitted to the floor of the House will normally be permitted to listen to the debate from the gallery. Junior members on the floor of the House will be asked to remain in their places while a vote is being taken.

Under Tit. XIV, Sect. iv, § 1, cl. 2, junior members are defined as `those persons who, having been admitted to matriculation, are residing to fulfil the requirements of any statute, decree, or regulation of the University or reading for any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University and who have not proceeded to membership of Convocation'. (Membership of Convocation is normally obtained by taking the MA degree.)

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ISIS INNOVATION LIMITED

Ewert Place, Ewert House, 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)72411, fax: (2)72412, e-mail: enquiries@isis.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.isis- innovation.com/.)

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Open-access courses in French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, and Welsh

Many courses are now full with long waiting-lists. Those interested in enrolling for a particular course are advised to contact the Information Officer, Angela Pinkney, for up-to-date advice on the likelihood of obtaining a place on a course.

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 9.30 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday to 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 site: http://units.ox.ac.uk/departments/langcentre/).

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BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Michaelmas Term events

Sat. 21 Oct. and Sat. 28 Oct.: `Viol playing for beginners'. A chance to learn to play the viol in a one-day session (10 a.m.–5 p.m.) led by Cathie Miserandino. For further details, contact Catherine Beaumont (telephone: Oxford (2)76139).

Sat. 18 Nov./Sun. 19 Nov.: Bow re-hairing weekend. Bowmaker and instrument restorer Andrew Bellis demonstrates how a bow is dismantled, cleaned, and re-haired, and offers help and advice to those who wish to attempt bow re-hairing themselves. Suitable for players and beginners alike. For further details, contact Catherine Beaumont (telephone: Oxford (2)76139).

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