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HERTFORD PRIZE 2001

The Prize has been awarded to CLAIRE HURCOMBE, Brasenose College.

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DE PARAVICINI PRIZES 2001

First Prize: DAVID PAYNE, Magdalen College.

Second Prize: CHRISTOPHER WALTON, St John's College.

Proxime accessit: YASHOVARDHAN SHAH, Brasenose College.

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HAROLD LISTER SUNDERLAND PRIZE 2001

The Prize has been awarded jointly to OLIVIA BUDDS, Queen's College, and FERDINAND LOVETT, Somerville College.

Proxime accessit: THOMAS WOOD, Magdalen College.

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COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY PRIZE 2001

The Prize has been awarded jointly to WILLIAM DRAPER, Oriel College, and THOMAS MUNBY, Balliol College.

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ELDON LAW SCHOLARSHIP 2002

The Board of the Faculty of Law announces that the Eldon Law Scholarship, value not less than £5,000 per annum, is awarded annually to be held for up to two years.

Candidates must be members of the University of Oxford who:

(a) have passed the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or for the Degree of Magister Juris; and

(b) have either been placed in the First Class or been awarded a distinction in one or other of these examinations or in Honour Moderations or have gained one of the Chancellor's Prizes; and

(c) intend to follow the profession of the Law; and

(d) have applied for one of the scholarships either before, or within two years next following, the date of their call to the Bar.

Candidates will be required to sign a declaration that they intend to practise at the Bar in the United Kingdom.

Until they have been called to the Bar, scholars must produce proof that they have regularly kept their terms, unless prevented by illness, at one of the Inns of Court.

In general the policy of the awarding committee is to give preference to a candidate who has completed his or her Oxford education and is completing the vocational stage of training prior to entry into pupillage.

Applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, must be sent to the Head Clerk (on a form obtainable from him), University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 26 October 2001, in a sealed envelope marked `Eldon Law Scholarship Application'. The Eldon Law Scholarship Committee will summon those candidates they wish to interview in Oxford on Saturday, 9 February 2002.

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CIRCULATION OF THE GAZETTE TO RETIRED SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

It has been decided that any former member of Congregation over the age of seventy-five who is resident in Oxford may continue to receive the Gazette, if he or she so wishes, on application in writing to the Information Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Such applications must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

McDonnell Visiting Fellowships

The McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience is closely integrated with the Medical Research Council Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at Oxford and supports work on many aspects of brain research relevant to human cognition in several departments at Oxford University as well as at other institutions.

The McDonnell Centre encourages work in all areas of cognitive neuroscience across all relevant disciplines and embraces research on experimental, theoretical, and clinical studies of perceptual analysis, memory, language, and motor control, including philosophical approaches to cognition. Current and fuller information on the Centre is available on the Web at http://www.cogneuro.ox.ac.uk.

The Centre offers several forms of support including Visiting Fellowships for distinguished researchers from overseas or elsewhere in Britain who wish to work within the Oxford Centre for periods between a week and several months. A Visiting Fellowship can include a modest grant to help with costs of travel and accommodation (but not a stipend), and to pay a bench fee to the host department.

Applications for Visiting Fellowships may be submitted either by a member of the Oxford Centre, or by the intended visitor. There is no special form for applications but they should include the following information: name, address, and status of applicant (in the form of a very brief curriculum vitae); names and addresses of collaborators in Oxford; a brief description (a page or two) of the proposed research; a list of any publications that have already resulted from the area of research; an outline plan of visit/s and expenditure, with total estimated budget, other sources of funding and the amount requested

Applications can be submitted at any time (e-mail is acceptable) to Sally Harte (Administrative Secretary), McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: Oxford (2)72497, fax: (2)72488, e-mail: admin@cogneuro.ox.ac.uk).

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BOARD OF MANAGEMENT FOR THE GIBBS PRIZES

Gibbs Prizes 2001

Prizes, on the foundation of Mr Charles D.D. Gibbs, will be offered in 2001. Details of all Gibbs Prizes are set out in full below in alphabetical order. Candidates are not required to make special application for Gibbs Prizes awarded on the results of coursework and public examinations unless instructed to do so in the individual subject notice below. Candidates for prizes other than that in Law must be members of the University who, at the time of taking the examination or submitting the coursework on which the prizes are awarded, have not exceeded the twelfth term from matriculation. Candidates for the prize in Law must be members of the University who, at the beginning of the examination, have not exceeded their twelfth term from matriculation, and are reading for a final Honour School. The University has, however, now approved legislation to enable Council to grant dispensation, on grounds of protracted illness or other good reason, to a candidate who has exceeded the twelfth term from his or her matriculation. Examiners may agree not to award a particular prize in any year if it is deemed that no candidate is of sufficient merit.

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I. Biochemistry

The prize in Biochemistry will be awarded on the combined results of the examinations for Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Parts I and II in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 2001. The value of the prize is £450 and the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £250 for meritorious work and up to three additional book prizes of £100.

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II. Chemistry

The prize in Chemistry will be awarded on the results of the examination for Chemistry Part I in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 2001. The value of the prize is £450, and the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £250 for meritorious work and up to three additional book prizes of £100.

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III. Classics

Candidates achieving a first-class result in Honour Moderations in Classics, Classics and English, and Ancient and Modern History who wish to undertake travel or research may apply for Gibbs Prizes. Eligible candidates should apply to the Committee for the Oldham Scholarships, the C.E. Stevens Studentships, and the Sunderland Fund. Enquiries should be addressed to Ms Judith Brown, (telephone (2)82464). [Those candidates who achieved a distinction in Latin and/or Ancient Greek in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages in 2000 (which would qualify them to apply for a Gibbs Prize for travel and research) may apply for consideration in 2001.]

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IV. Earth Sciences

A prize of £180 will be awarded on the basis of the quality and distinction of the field mapping report submitted in 2001 in the Final Honour School of Natural Science (Geology).

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V. Engineering Science

A prize of £530 will be divided equally between each of the members of the team submitting the best Design Project in 2001 for Part I of the Final Honour School of Engineering Science.

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VI. English Language and Literature

The prizes in English Language and Literature will be as follows. Ten prizes, of £70 each, will be awarded on the results of Moderations in English Language and Literature in Trinity Term 2001. (The same candidate may be awarded the Mrs Claude Beddington Literature Prize and a Gibbs Prize.) Prizes of £100 each will be awarded for the following papers in the examination for the Honour School of English Language and Literature: (a) the best optional thesis; (b) the best extended essay in Course I, Paper 7; (c) the best extended essay in Course I, Paper 8; (d) the best extended essay or optional thesis in Course II; (e) the best overall performance in Course I of the Honour School; and (f) the best overall performance in Course II of the Honour School. Candidates in the Joint Schools with English are eligible for prizes. Examiners will be asked to specify the top performances in each of the three Joint Schools for which prizes should be awarded.

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VII. Geography

The prize in Geography will be awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Geography in Trinity Term 2001. The value of the prize is £450 and the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £250 for meritorious work and up to three additional book prizes of £100.

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VIII. Law

The prize in Law will be awarded by Special Examination, to be held in the Examination Schools, on Monday, 1 October 2001. The value of the prize is £500 and the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £300 for meritorious work, and up to three additional book prizes of £150 each. The examination will consist of a paper on Land Law, and a paper on Common Law (Contract and Tort). Candidates for the special examination must send in their names on an entry form, which may be obtained at the University Offices, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 29 June 2001.

Timetable of papers for the prize in Law:

Candidates must present themselves for examination in full academic dress, i.e. `subfusc' clothing, cap, and gown. Monday 1 October; 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., Common Law (Contract and Tort); 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., Land Law.

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IX. Materials

A prize of £190 will be awarded for the best overall performance in Materials in Parts I and II of any of the Materials honour schools in Trinity Term 2001.

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X. Mathematics

A prize of £400 will be awarded on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences in Trinity Term 2001 and another prize of £400 on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Mathematics in Trinity Term 2001. The examiners in the Honour School of Mathematics shall have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £200. A prize of £200 will be available for the best performance in the Mathematics papers in the Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy in Trinity Term 2001.

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XI. Medieval and Modern Languages

A prize of £500 will be awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Modern Languages in Trinity Term 2001. A prize of £500 will be awarded for the best overall performance in the Modern Language in one of the joint Honour Schools involving Modern Languages with another subject (i.e. Classics and Modern Languages, English and Modern Languages, Modern History and Modern Languages, Philosophy and Modern Languages, European and Middle Eastern Languages) in Trinity Term 2001. In addition, two prizes, of £100 each, will be available for the two best performances in the Preliminary Examination in Modern Languages in Trinity Term 2001 in any of Czech (with Slovak), German, Italian, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Linguistics.

(Note: a Gibbs Prize is not available in the language in which the Beddington Prize is being offered; in 2001 this is French.).

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XII. Modern History

The prize in Modern History will be awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Modern History and associated joint Honour Schools in Trinity Term 2001. The Gibbs Prize is £450. The examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £250 for meritorious work, and up to seven additional book prizes of £100.

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XIII. Music

Prizes will be awarded, provided that there be candidates of sufficient merit, on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Music in Trinity Term 2001.

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XIV. Oriental Studies

Three prizes, each of £230, will be awarded on the results of Moderations either in Oriental Studies (Chinese), Oriental Studies (Japanese) or Oriental Studies (Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies) in Trinity Term 2001.

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XV. Philosophy

Gibbs Prizes in Philosophy, of up to £100 each, will be awarded for outstanding performance in the Philosophy papers in each of the seven joint Honour Schools involving Philosophy (Literae Humaniores; Philosophy, Politics, and Economics; Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology; Mathematics and Philosophy; Physics and Philosophy; Philosophy and Modern Languages; and Philosophy and Theology). The examiners shall have the power to make proxime accesserunt awards for meritorious work. No candidate shall be awarded both a Henry Wilde Prize and a Gibbs Prize in the same examination.

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XVI. Physics

The following prizes may be awarded: (i) The Gibbs Prize for Performance in the Physics Final M. Phys. Examination (£250). (ii) The Gibbs Prize for the best use of experimental apparatus in an M.Phys. project (£100). (iii) Gibbs Prizes for Practical Work in Part A of the Physics Final Examination (up to three of £50). A Gibbs Prize of up to £100 in value will be offered, provided there are candidates of sufficient merit, for the best performance in the Physics Department's speaking competition in 2001. Details of the competition will be announced in due course. For further information please contact the Physics Academic Administrator, NAPL Laboratory. No candidate shall be awarded both the Scott Prize and the main Gibbs Prize for performance in the Physics Final M.Phys. in the same examination.

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XVII. Physiological Sciences

A prize of £200 will be awarded on the results of each of the following examinations: Parts I and II of the First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine in Hilary and Trinity Terms 2001. The examiners shall, in each case, have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £100 for meritorious work. A prize of £100 will be awarded on the results of the Preliminary Examination in Physiological Sciences in Trinity Term 2001. Two prizes, of £200 each, will be awarded on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Physiological Sciences in Trinity Term 2001. Providing there are candidates of sufficient merit, one will be awarded to a candidate intending to proceed to the clinical course in medicine at Oxford; the other will be awarded to a Physiological Sciences student not on the Medical Register. No candidate shall receive both the main Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine and the Gibbs Prize.

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XVIII. Politics

The prize in Politics will be awarded on the basis of Politics written papers only in the examination for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in Trinity Term 2001. The Gibbs Thesis Prize in Politics will be awarded for the best Politics thesis submitted in the examination for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economic in Trinity Term 2001, if such a thesis be deemed worthy of a prize. The value of each of these prizes is £300 and the examiners have the power in each category to make one proxime accessit award of £150 for meritorious work. There will also be a prize available for the Politics written paper only in the Preliminary Examination in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in Trinity Term 2001. The value of the prize is £200 and the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £100 for meritorious work. Candidates for the Joint Honour School of Modern History and Politics are eligible for the three Gibbs Prizes in Politics.

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XIX. Psychological Studies

A prize of £175 will be awarded on the results of the examination in Trinity Term 2001 in the Honour School of Experimental Psychology and another prize of £175 will be awarded on the results of the examination in Trinity Term 2001 for the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology. The examiners shall have the power to make up to two proxime accessit awards of £75 each. A prize of £75 each will be awarded for the best Research Project and the best Library Dissertation submitted in Hilary Term 2001 in the examination for the Honour School of Experimental Psychology or the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology. A prize of £50 will be awarded for the best practical portfolio in Psychology submitted in Hilary Term 2001 in the examination for the Honour School of Experimental Psychology or for the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology. No candidate shall receive more than one Gibbs Prize in the same examination. No candidate shall receive both the main Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine and a Gibbs Prize in the same examination. It shall be open to the examiners to award to the same candidate both a Gibbs Prize and the George Humphrey Prize.

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XX. Theology

A prize of £275 will be awarded on the results of the examination for the Final Honour School of Theology in Trinity Term 2001. No candidate may be awarded both the Denyer and Johnson Prize and a Gibbs Prize in the same examination. A prize of £275 will be awarded for the best performance in Theology in the Honour School of Philosophy and Theology in Trinity Term 2001. A book prize of £200 will be awarded on the results of the Preliminary Examination in Theology in Hilary Term 2001.

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XXI. Zoology

The prize in Zoology will be awarded on the results of the examination in Biological Sciences in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 2001 at the discretion of the examiners to the value of £1,000.

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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 2001. 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.

The Oxford Language Race

Colleges are currently selecting their participants ready for the launch of the Language Race at the Taylorian Lecture Theatre at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 May. Further details can be obtained from the centre's Web site, http://www.lang.ox.ac.uk/latest.html, or from Aliki Pantos (e-mail: lambda@lang.ox.ac.uk). The centre is looking for volunteer native speakers in the less commonly taught European languages to act as coaches and testers. Anyone who is interested in helping should contact the Language Centre Director, Dr Robert Vanderplank (telephone: (2)83360, e-mail: robert.vanderplank@lang.ox.ac.uk).

Library and self-study area

The Language Centre 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 (2)83360, by e-mailing to admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, or 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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PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Forthcoming exhibitions

Quilt display: the Millennium Quilt will be hung from the galleries to celebrate the work of volunteers in supporting heritage institutions (30 April–21 May)

`Voices': an exhibition of work by the internationally acclaimed Japanese sculptor Mamoru Abe (5 May–7 June)

Weekend gallery talks and activities

The following talks and activities, on the theme of `The Museum as Meeting Place', will take place at 2.30 p.m. on the days shown during May, which is Museums and Galleries Month. The events will take place in the main museum unless indicated otherwise.

5 May: `Muddle or method' (Pitt Stops family activity).

6 May: `Reading historical photographs.'

12 May: `Meeting the past.'

13 May: `Transformations'—a gallery tour of the special exhibition.

19 May, Balfour Galleries: `Meet the musical curator.'

19/20 May: `The museum perceived through the feet'—trails (a One-to-One event organised by the Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum).

26 May: `Meetings in the Himalayas and Tibet.'

27 May: `Body adornment: new displays in progress.'

Other events

12–19 May: `Culture on the ground: the museum perceived through the feet.' A trail on a foot-related theme, organised by the Friends of the Pitt Rivers for One-to-One week.

16 May: Professor Tim Ingold, University of Aberdeen, lectures on `Culture on the ground: the world perceived through the feet', 7 p.m., in the Inorganic Chemistry Lecture Theatre (Beatrice Blackwood Annual Public Lecture).

18 May: late night opening with a Japanese theme. The museum will stay open until 9 p.m. with opportunities to find out about the Japanese collections. The Japanese artis Mamoru Abe will be present to discuss his work.

30 May–1 June: school half-term activities.

2 June: `Pitt Stops' family activity. The events over these three days will focus on `The quest for the Pitt Rivers' dragons'.

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BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Exhibition now open

The French Collection: a selection of items from Jean Henry's gift

Weekend course/workshop

Further details of the following events may be obtained from Victoria Beaumont at the Bate Collection (telephone: Oxford (2)76139).

Sat. 19 May: Introduction to the viol. A one-day course for beginners led by Catherine Miserandino-Gaherty.

Sat. 26 May: Introduction to the viol: the next step. A one-day workshop designed for those who have already completed the first course and who wish to take their learning a step further. Led by Catherine Miserandino-Gaherty.

Half-Term family activities

Tue. 22 May and Thur. 24 May, 2–5 p.m. (admission free): a discovery trail, drawing activities, and workshops exploring the theme of early music-making, including the chance to play copies of early musical instruments.

Lunchtime Musical Talks

The following talks will be given at the Bate Collection, 1.15–2 p.m. on the days shown.

1 May: `Viol facts—the basics': a musical talk about the Viola da Gamba led by Cathie Miserandino-Gaherty, assisted by Patricia Baines.

5 June: `Music for baroque cello'—an informal recital including extracts from Bach's Cello Suites performed on the Bate Collection's early cello by Henry Jay, with Caroline Ritchie of New College.

Summer Music Week

Sunday, 16 July–Friday, 20 July: Bow-Making with Andrew Bellis. Learn to make a violin, viola, cello or bass bow suitable for modern playing requirements, inspired by the William C. Retford Memorial Collection.

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MUSICAL EVENTS

Music Faculty

Events

Betts Organ Masterclass. DAME GILLIAN WEIR will give a masterclass on the organ music of César Franck on Friday, 11 May, in Exeter College Chapel. This event, free of charge and open to the public, will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, 11 May.

THE CHOIR OF NEW COLLEGE and THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, conducted by Edward Higginbottom, will perform music by Dumont and Purcell in New College Chapel at 4 pm. on Wednesday, 16 May. The event, to be broadcast live, is offered as part of Evensong and as such is free of charge and open to the public.

THE BBC SINGERS, conducted by Stephen Cleobury, will perform in a workshop for student composers from the Faculty of Music. This will take place from 10.30 a.m. on Thursday, 17 May, in the Holywell Music Room. The event is open to the general public free of charge.

Masterclass. ANN LIEBECK, Soprano, will offer the masterclass, `Opera Arias from the Baroque to the Twentieth Century: Technique and Interpretation'. This will take place on Thursday, 17 May, in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, at 3 p.m. The event is open to the general public free of charge.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET will perform Haydn's Quartet in D minor, Op. 42, Elgar's Quartet, Op. 83, and Beethoven's Quartet in C sharp minor, Op. 131, in the Holywell Music Room, at 8 p.m. on Friday, 18 May. Tickets £10 (£5 concessions) from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or on the door.

THE JOAN CONWAY SCHOLARS 2000–1. Andrew Skidmore, cello, and Anna Wilby, percussion, will give a recital on Saturday, 19 May, at 11.30 a.m. in the Holywell Music Room. The event is open to the general public free of charge.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET will perform Puccini's Chrysanthemums, Verdi's Quartet in E minor, and, with Kate Watt, harp, Catherine Sansom, clarinet, and Ellen Wiles, flute, Ravel's Introduction et Allegro. The recital will take place at in the Holywell Music Room at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 May. Tickets £5 (£2.50 concessions) from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or on the door.


Wolfson College Music Society

VERA VAIDMAN will play the complete works for solo violin by J.S. Bach at 8 p.m. on the following days. Tickets, costing £7 (concessions £5), for each recital, or £10 for both, are obtainable from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 798600).

Fri. 11 May, Holywell Music Room: Partitas nos. 1 and 2; Sonata no. 1.

Sat. 12 May, the Hall, Wolfson College: Sonatas nos. 2 and 3; Partita no. 3.

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UNIVERSITY CLUB

Wine-tastings

Wine-tastings will be held at 5.45 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the University Club.

Members and their guests are welcome, the cost being £2 per person.

Wed. 2 May: inexpensive red wines.

Wed. 13 June: wines for summer drinking.

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