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REINTRODUCTION OF THE OXFORD MOBILITY INCENTIVE SCHEME (OMIS)

Corrigendum

In the notice concerning the reintroduction of the Oxford Mobility Incentive Scheme, printed in the Gazette of 11 January, p. 475, left-hand column, the heading printed as `If aged 60 or over' should read `If aged 60 or under'.

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WINTER WILLIAMS RESTITUTION PRIZE

A prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on Restitution in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris. The value of the prize is £300. No special application is required.

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WINTER WILLIAMS EUROPEAN BUSINESS REGULATION PRIZE

A prize will be awarded to the candidate who, in the opinion of the examiners, writes the best paper on European Business Regulation in the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or Magister Juris. The value of the prize is £300. No special application is required.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR FAMILY LAW AND POLICY

This new research group has been established in the Department of Social Policy by Ms Mavis Maclean, Mr John Eekelaar, and Professor Jane Lewis. The address of the group is 32 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2ER (telephone: Oxford (2)70325).

Until Ms Maclean's direct line and e-mail address are rearranged, those wishing to contact her at present are asked to use her mobile telephone number, 0777 1600 392, or 0207 435 4584. Her e-mail address remains, for the time being, mavis.maclean@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

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INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

German classes for archaeologists

A week of intensive German classes for archaeologists, for beginners and intermediate learners, will be offered in the Institute of Archaeology in ninth week of Hilary Term (12–16 March). Enquiries and registration requests should be directed to the Receptionist, Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PG (telephone: (2)78240, e-mail: liz.strange@arch.ox.ac.uk). The course tutor will be Gertrud Seidmann, Research Associate, the Institute of Archaeology.

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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, 2000, p. 213), which reads as follows:
`Any junior member as defined in Tit. XV, 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. XV, 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 obtained by taking a degree of the University.)

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