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

Corpus Christi Professorship of the Latin Language and Literature

                                        Appointed by 

The Master of St Cross (Chairman)      Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The President of Corpus Christi        ex officio
Professor M.D. Reeve                   Council
Professor R.O.A.M. Lyne                Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                       Humanities Board
Professor S. Morton Braund             Faculty of Classics
Dr C.S. Kraus                          Faculty of Classics
Dr R.B. Rutherford                     Sub-faculty of Languages and Literature
Mr E.L. Bowie                          Corpus Christi College
[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Tit. IX, Sect. III, cll. 2 and 3 (Statutes, 2000, pp. 63–4).

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The University Web Strategy Group has released a set of Web guidelines for members of departments and colleges responsible for university Web sites. The guidelines cover rules for university Web sites and good practice guidelines for those setting up new sites within

A corresponding Web help area is available to university network users at, where copies of the Web guidelines document may also be downloaded.

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Oxford Digital Library/Development Fund—first call for `expressions of interest'

Oxford University Library Services is establishing the Oxford Digital Library (ODL) as a key component of the academic services for the University. Over the next five years ODL plans to enrich OULS collections with a significant set of digital resources, based on a robust and sustainable digital library architecture.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a generous grant to the University to fund the essential infrastructure of ODL (equipment and staff) and to support a range of digital projects based on core research material from OULS holdings. The grant will be administered through a Development Fund (DF), managed by Oxford Digital Library in collaboration with an Editorial Board (EB), comprising scholars and librarians from within and outside Oxford.

This call invites project proposals from scholars in partnership with OULS libraries. It aims to promote scholarly effort with relevance to research and teaching by digitising, delivering, and enhancing major library holdings of the University. The first expressions of interest should be submitted by 30 November by completing the appropriate form on the ODL Web site.

Further information on the Development Fund and the Oxford Digital Library can be found on the new ODL Web site at Specific enquiries may be directed to the Chair of the EB, Dr Kathryn Sutherland, Professor of Bibliography and Textual Criticism (e-mail:, or Dr Norbert Lossau (e-mail:

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Academic Computing Development Team: call for proposals, autumn 2001

The Academic Computing Development Team invites proposals from Oxford University staff for the development of IT-based teaching or research projects. The ACDT is part of OUCS's Learning Technologies Group and therefore is multidisciplinary. It grew out of the Humanities Computing Development Team which has been running projects for over three years. However, since the autumn of 2001 the team has received additional funding to widen its remit to all of the academic disciplines taught at Oxford. Therefore proposals are invited from staff members within any academic division to be developed during the year 2002–3. The ACDT encourages applicants who wish to begin projects with a start date of February 2002 or November 2002.

Projects may be based in any subject area and can have either a teaching or research focus. Examples of the types of projects which might be considered appropriate are: Web-based teaching and learning materials; online dissemination of rare materials; and the design and development of databases or software. Projects may range in size from provision of advice on planning an IT project to the design and development of a whole system. Projects may involve more than one partner including academic, library, museum, and support staff.

The ACDT has already developed a number of successful projects, details of which can be found on the Web at The projects shown on the Web page are all in the Humanities area; but this is the ACDT's first call for proposals open to all subject areas.

For further details on how to propose a project, and an application form, see Questions should be directed to Sophie Clarke, ACDT Project Manager, OUCS, 13 Banbury Road (telephone: Oxford (2)83428, e-mail:

The closing date for proposals is Friday, 14 December.

Note: if the project will involve the use of substantial amounts of material held in Oxford libraries, the organisers are strongly encouraged to contact the Oxford Digital Library/Development Fund (Norbert Lossau, Head of Oxford Digital Library; telephone: Oxford (2)84457, e-mail: The ACDT will be working collaboratively with ODL but chiefly on the development of interfaces and learning environments that utilise ODL materials. (For further information on the Oxford Digital Library, see notice above.)

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Most 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. Staff and students unable to join courses and with at least GCSE French or German may be interested in joining the Lambda project, which offers a programme of guided self-study and is described on the Web at

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.–6.30 p.m., Monday–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:, Web pages:

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Exhibition now open

Paintings and drawings by Alison Harper (until 16 November)

Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m., subject to college commitments. Visitors are advised to telephone the college lodge (Oxford (2)74100) beforehand.

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THE CHOIR OF NEW COLLEGE (director, Edward Higginbottom) will perform Duruflé's Requiem Mass and the motet `Jesu, meine Freude', by J.S. Bach, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, 10 November, in the chapel, New College (tickets, costing £10, are available from Oxford (2)79552, e-mail:, or at the door).

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