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STATUTES APPROVED BY HER MAJESTY IN COUNCIL

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 14 May 2001 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the Statutes (1) concerning the membership of Convocation, and (2) concerning the Burtt Davy Research Scholarship, printed in Gazette, pp. 209–10 (approved by Congregation, p. 276).

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has assigned the Department of Statistics to PROFESSOR J.C. GITTINS, MA, D.SC., Fellow of Keble College and Professor of Statistics, from 16 April 2001 to 1 October 2005.

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MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has assigned the Mathematical Institute to DR N.M.J. WOODHOUSE, MA, Fellow of Wadham College and Reader in Mathematics, for a period of five years from 1 October 2001.

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BEIT RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP 2001–2

The Scholarship has been awarded to MS SAMIRA SHEIKH, Wolfson College.

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FRERE EXHIBITION FOR INDIAN STUDIES 2001–2

The Exhibition has been awarded to MS SAMIRA SHEIKH, Wolfson College.

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SIR JOHN RHYS PRIZE 2001

The Prize has been awarded to ARKADY HODGE, Trinity College.

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HARLEY PRIZE OF THE NEW PHYTOLOGIST TRUST 2001

The Prize has been awarded to MARK WATERS, St Anne's College.

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DYSON PERRINS LABORATORY

Turbutt Prizes in Practical Organic Chemistry

First year

JAMES E. BEDDOW, St Catherine's College

MARTIN T. BELL, Merton College

CHRISTOPHER GARTSIDE, Balliol College

MISS ANNE B. GILBERT, Worcester College

JOSEPH HARRIS, Brasenose College

HOWARD PAISLEY, St Edmund Hall


Second year

BRYAN M. DOYLE, Jesus College

PHILIP FELLOWES, St Hugh's College

JAMES E.D. KIRKHAM, Exeter College

DENNIS KRUCHININ, Trinity College

MISS ABIGAIL R. OXLEY, New College

DANIEL URRIZA-RODRIGUEZ, Worcester College

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PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES

BP Chemicals Ltd Prize in Chemistry

The Prize has been awarded to MISS YIMON AYE, Somerville College.

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Vivien Leigh Prize 2001

The Prize has been awarded to JANE NEAL, St Catherine's College.

A proxime accessit prize from the Vivien Leigh Fund has been awarded to JOHN WALTER, Exeter College.

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AMENDMENTS TO THE PROCTORS' REGULATIONS CONCERNING CONDUCT IN EXAMINATIONS

The Proctors hereby give notice that, acting in accordance with powers assigned to them under Tit. IX, Sect. vi, § 3, cl. 3 (Statutes, 2000, p. 68), they have introduced the following changes to their regulations concerning conduct in examinations with effect from 1 October 2001.

These changes, made with advice from the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, as part of a wider review of examination decrees and regulations, are intended primarily to alter the arrangements for making suitable provision for dyslexic candidates; to update obsolete terminology; and to update various obsolete practices.

All references are to Examination Decrees and Regulations, 2000 edition.

1. Regulations concerning Conduct at Examinations

Page 1095, cl. (iii), ll. 36--7: delete `satisfy the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors' and substitute `the Proctors'.

Ibid., l. 38, after `cause' insert `A candidate or his college, other society, or approved institution may within fourteen days of the date of the Proctors' decision appeal in writing to the Chairman of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee (who may nominate another member of the Committee, other than one of the Proctors, to adjudicate such appeal).'

Page 1097, cl. (xvi), l. 15: after `Examination Schools' insert `and any other place where an examination is being held'.

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2. Regulations concerning Use of Typewriters in Examinations and the Dictation of Papers

Page 1098, l. 15: delete `typewriter' and substitute `word-processor'.

Ibid., l. 18: delete `typewriters' and substitute `word-processors'.

Ibid., l. 19: delete `except for special and urgent reasons' and substitute `except as provided in regulations or where the Proctors give special permission on grounds of medical need or other urgent cause.'

Ibid., l. 21: delete `for special and urgent reasons, desires to use a typewriter' and substitute `on grounds of medical need or other urgent cause, seeks permission to use a word-processor'.

Ibid., ll. 24--5: delete `medical certificate that the candidate is suffering from a physical disability that prevents him from writing' and substitute `medical certificate or statement from a chartered psychologist that the candidate is suffering from a condition that makes it essential for him or her to use a word-processor or to dictate his or her answers,'.

Ibid., l. 27: delete `the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors' and insert `the Proctors'.

Ibid., l. 39: before `This authorization' insert `In the event that leave is given for the use of a word-processor, whether for the candidate's own use or for use by an amanuensis during the dictation of papers, the Proctors shall specify in each case such detailed arrangements as they deem appropriate for the preparation and use of any equipment and computer software during the examination and for the conduct of the examination.'

Ibid., ll. 39--42: delete and substitute: `It shall be the duty of the Proctors to send this authorization promptly to the chairman of the examiners of the relevant examination, with copies to the Senior Tutor or other proper officer of the candidate's college, other society, or approved institution and to the Clerk of the Schools.'

Page 1099, l. 5: delete `the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors' and substitute `the Proctors'.

Ibid., l. 7: delete `No carbon copies may be taken' and substitute `A single copy of the candidate's word-processed script should be printed for submission to the examiners. No additional copies may be made of work submitted for examination.'

Ibid., l. 11: delete `his' and substitute `his or her'.

Ibid,. ll. 114--15: delete `shall be met by the candidate' and substitute `shall not be a charge on the University Chest unless the Proctors authorize the candidate to use word-processing facilities under the control of the Clerk of the Schools for the benefit of candidates with special needs.'

Ibid., l. 16, insert new paragraph: `In the event that the Proctors decline to give permission for a candidate to use a word-processor or to dictate his or her papers, the candidate concerned or his or her college, other society, or approved institution may within fourteen days of the date of the Proctors' decision appeal in writing to the Chairman of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee (who may nominate another member of the Committee, other than one of the Proctors, to adjudicate such appeal).'

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3. Regulations concerning Blind Candidates

Page 1099, l. 16: delete `Blind candidates' and substitute `Visually-impaired candidates'.

Ibid., l. 19: delete `blind candidate' and substitute `visually-impaired candidate'.

Ibid., l. 23: after `brailled' insert `or other alternative format'.

Ibid., l. 30: after `amanuensis' insert `The Senior Tutor should also make application, if required, to the Junior Proctor on behalf of the candidate for the granting of extra time in the examination and any other special arrangements (such as the use of a typewriter or word-processor) relating to the conduct of the examination.'

Ibid., l. 35: delete `impossible' and substitute `impracticable'; delete `blind candidates' and substitute `visually-impaired candidates'.

Ibid., l. 37, after `brailled' insert `or other alternative format'.

Pages 1099, l. 38, to 1100, l. 1: delete `Examination Services Unit' and substitute `the Clerk of the Schools'.

Page 1100, l. 4: delete `The use of a typewriter is permitted.'

Ibid., l. 4, insert: `A candidate (or his or her college, or other society, or approved institution) who is dissatisfied with any aspect of the Proctors' decision in respect of an application for special examination arrangements relating to his or her visual impairment, may within fourteen days of the date of the Proctors' decision appeal in writing to the Chairman of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee (who may nominate another member of the Committee, other than one of the Proctors, to adjudicate such appeal).'

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4. Regulations concerning Jewish Candidates

Page 1100, l. 5: delete `Jewish Candidates in Examinations' and substitute `Religious festivals and holidays coinciding with examinations'.

Ibid., ll. 8--9: delete `who, by reason of holding of the Jewish faith, is forbidden from taking papers on the Sabbath' and substitute `who is forbidden for reasons of faith from taking papers on religious festivals or other special days'.

Ibid., l.12: delete `his' and substitute `his or her'.

Ibid., ll. 14--15: delete `The chairman of examiners, in case the papers be not so set that the candidate is permitted to take all of them on the days prescribed' and substitute `If the papers have not been set in such a way that the candidate is permitted to take all of them on the days prescribed, the chairman of the examiners of the relevant examination'.

Ibid., ll. 18, 24, 28: delete `he' and substitute `he or she'.

Ibid., l. 29: delete `him' and substitute `him or her'.

Ibid., ll. 35, 42: delete `internment' and insert `incarceration'.

Ibid., ll. 37--8: delete `first to the chairman of examiners and then to the Proctors' and substitute `to the Proctors, who if satisfied will inform the chairman of examiners and the Clerk of the Schools accordingly.'

Page 1101, ll. 7--8: delete `shall be met by the candidate' and substitute `shall not be a charge on the University Chest'.

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5. Regulations concerning Dyslexic Candidates

Pages 1101, l.9, to 1102, l. 11: delete existing Regulation and substitute the following:

Dyslexic Candidates in Examinations

Regulations of the Proctors

A candidate who is dyslexic may apply to the Proctors, through the Senior Tutor or other proper officer of his or her college, other society, or approved institution (a) for special examination arrangements relating to the dyslexia, and (b) for the condition to be taken into account by the Examiners as a special factor that may affect his or her performance in examinations. Such application should be made as soon as possible after matriculation and in any event not later than the date of entry of the candidate's name for the first examination for which special arrangements are sought. The application must be supported by a statement from a chartered psychologist approved by the Proctors. Such statement is to be based on a review of an assessment of the candidate carried out by a suitably-qualified person and on such further assessment of the candidate as the chartered psychologist considers necessary in order to form a judgement. The Proctors will issue guidance periodically on the nature of the assessments which will be considered appropriate.

Candidates who are reported to be dyslexic by one of the approved chartered psychologists will normally be allowed extra time in examinations. The Proctors will also have regard to any recommendation from such chartered psychologist for other special arrangements (e.g. use of a word-processor). The special arrangements approved by the Proctors will normally apply to all University Examinations to be taken by the candidate during his or her course of study; it shall be the responsibility of the candidate to apply as described above for any subsequent change to these arrangements.

In each case, the Proctors will give authority for appropriate statements explaining the effects of dyslexia to be supplied to the chairman of examiners of the relevant examination and placed on the examination scripts of the dyslexic candidate, in order to assist the examiners in adjudicating the merits of the candidate's work.

A candidate or his or her college, other society, or approved institution who is dissatisfied with any aspect of the Proctors' decision in respect of his or her application for special examination arrangements relating to dyslexia, may within fourteen days of the date of the Proctors' decision appeal in writing to the Chairman of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee (who may nominate another member of the Committee, other than one of the Proctors, to adjudicate such appeal).'

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REVIEW OF THE BOTANIC GARDEN

Revised deadline for submissions

As part of the University's programme of regular departmental reviews, the Botanic Garden will be reviewed during Michaelmas Term by a panel appointed and chaired by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections).

The panel's terms of reference are:

`To review the governance, management, and staffing of the Botanic Garden; its relationship with other bodies (including those in the Life and Environmental Sciences Division and in the Academic Services and University Collections, and Magdalen College); its roles in conservation, teaching, and research and its obligations to its local, national, and international public, and the balance between these functions; and to make recommendations, bearing in mind where there are financial implications the level of resources likely to be available within the University and possible alternative ways of raising funds to implement them.'

Anyone wishing to make a submission to the review panel should send it by 15 October 2001 to the panel's secretary, Dr N.P. Berry, University Offices, Wellington Square (e-mail: nigel.berry@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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REVIEW OF THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

As part of the University's programme of regular departmental reviews, the University Museum of Natural History will be reviewed during Michaelmas Term by a panel appointed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections) and chaired by the President of Kellogg College.

The panel's terms of reference are:

`To consider the development of the Museum of Natural History since the 1996 review, particularly in the light of implications for the running of the museum and for its strategic planning of any significant changes in the University, or wider, context since then, and to make recommendations as appropriate.'

Anyone wishing to make a submission to the review panel should send it by 26 October 2001 to the panel's secretary, Mr L.C.C. Reynolds, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: laurence.reynolds@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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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:

Directorship of the Oxford Internet Institute and Professorship of Internet Studies


                                       Appointed by

Mr Vice-Chancellor                     ex officio
The Acting Master of Balliol           ex officio
Mrs F. Cairncross                      Council
Sir Peter Williams                     Council
Mr D. Hay                              Social Sciences Board
Professor D. Vaver                     Social Sciences Board
Professor E. Noam                      Social Sciences Board
Professor R. Pring                     Social Sciences Board
Professor R. Susskind                  Balliol College

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CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY IN THE SCIENCE AREA—TRAFFIC MEASURES

Measures Proposed

A considerable amount of building work is being undertaken in the Science Area over the next two to three years. Much of the activity is concentrated at the east end of the Physiology Building.

To this end the University has agreed a strategy for managing traffic through the Science Area during the works to ensure the safety of University Members and staff. This will have a significant effect on parking and deliveries.

Copies of drawings showing the proposals have been sent to administrators of departments within the Science Area, and are being posted on the Travel Web-site (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/travel/).

The proposals involve:

—closure of the junction of Sherrington Road and Hinshelwood Road junction (to the east of the Department of Physiology);

—loss of some car-parking;

—creation of a one-way system around Dorothy Hodgkin Road (from South Parks Road to Parks Road direction) for cars and small vans only;

—cutting off any through-route within the Science Area from Parks Road to South Parks Road;

—encouraging car users and delivery drivers to enter by the Science Area entrance closest to where they park/deliver;

—allowing only emergency and exceptionally large or tall vehicles to pass through the closed junction in the direction of Parks Road only.


Timing

An immediate closure is forced by the need to relocate high-voltage and other cables running to the east of Physiology. The works are scheduled to take place from Monday, 25 June to Monday, 23 July. The precise timing of the closure during this period is subject to final discussion, but the junction will be closed for the greater part of the period.

Works for the Oxford Centre for Gene Function are due to commence at the end of October/beginning of November. These will carry on until the spring of 2003. The junction will be closed for the greater part of this period.


Closure of access to the Parks

The gate from the Science Area into the Parks was closed on 1 June. On this date the area in front was passed to the contractor. The gate will be closed until the end of the Gene Function building programme.

Further information concerning these arrangements may be obtained from Colin George, University Surveyor's Office (telephone: Oxford (2)88589, e- mail: colin.george@survey.ox.ac.uk).

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ST CROSS BUILDING: CAR-PARKING ARRANGEMENTS

Due to resurfacing and repair work, the car-park at the St Cross Building will be closed from 12 August to 28 August inclusive.

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