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UEHIRO PROFESSORSHIP OF APPLIED ETHICS

JULIAN SAVULESCU (B.MED.SCI., MB, BS, PH.D. Sydney), Director of the Ethics Unit, Murdoch Research Institute, Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne, and Head, Ethics Program, Centre for the Study of Health and Society, University of Melbourne, has been appointed to the professorship for five years with effect from 1 July 2002.

Dr Savulescu will be a fellow of St Cross College.

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DISTINCTION AWARDS FOR NON-CLINICAL PROFESSORS AND READERS

The Committee on Distinction Awards for Non-Clinical Professors and Readers has now completed the exercise to consider the making of new or enhanced awards payable from 1 October 2001.

Taking account of previous awards made, and of enhancements of existing awards, the position as of 1 October 2001 is that five staff hold awards of £24,977 per annum, fourteen hold awards of £20,018, twenty-eight hold awards at £15,015, forty-three hold awards of £10,009, forty-one hold awards of £6,677, and thirty-five hold awards of £2,437. All those who applied in the 2001 exercise have been notified direct of the outcome of their application. In addition, two university lecturers are in receipt of super-scale payments under the new arrangements approved by Congregation in 2001.

A further exercise is envisaged in 2003 to consider the making of new or enhanced awards to non-clinical professors and readers payable from 1 October 2003.

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BOARD OF MANAGEMENT FOR THE GIBBS PRIZES

Gibbs Prizes 2002

Prizes, on the foundation of Mr Charles D.D. Gibbs, will be offered in 2002. 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 advertisement below. Candidates for any prize other than that in Law must be members of the University who, at the time of taking the public 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.


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 2002. 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.


II Biological Sciences/Zoology

The prize will be awarded on the results of the examination in Biological Sciences in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 2002 at the discretion of the examiners, to the value of £1,000.


III 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 2002. 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.


IV 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 2001 (which would qualify them to apply for a Gibbs Prize for travel and research) may apply for consideration in 2002.


V Earth Sciences

A prize of £180 will be awarded on the basis of the quality and distinction of the field mapping report submitted in 2002 in the Final Honour School of Natural Science (Geology).


VI Engineering Science

A prize of £530 will be divided equally between each of the members of the team submitting the best Design Project in 2002 for Part I of the Final Honour School of Engineering Science.


VII 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 2002.

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.


VIII Geography

The prize in Geography will be awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Geography in Trinity Term 2002. 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.


IX Law

The prize in Law will be awarded by Special Examination, to be held in the Examination Schools, on Monday, 7 October 2002. 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, 28 June 2002.

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, 7 October: 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m., Common Law (Contract and Tort); 2.30–5.30 p.m., Land Law.


X Materials

A prize of £190 will be awarded for the best performance in Part I of Metallurgy and Science of Materials or Part I of Materials, Economics, and Management in Trinity Term 2002.


XI Mathematics

A prize of £400 will be awarded on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences in Trinity Term 2002 and another prize of £400 on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Mathematics in Trinity Term 2002.

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 2002.


XII 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 2002.

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 2002.

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 2002 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 2002 this is French.)


XIII 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 2002. 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.


XIV 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 2002.


XV 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 2002.


XVI 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.


XVII 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 2002. Details of the competition will be announced in due course. For further information please contact the Academic Administrator, Department of Physics, Denys Wilkinson Building, Keble Road.

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.


XVIII 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 2002. 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 2002.

Two prizes, of £200 each, will be awarded on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Physiological Sciences in Trinity Term 2002. 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.


XIX 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 2002. 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 2002, 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 2002. 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.


XX Psychological Studies

A prize of £175 will be awarded on the results of the examination in Trinity Term 2002 in the Honour School of Experimental Psychology and another prize of £175 will be awarded on the results of the examination in Trinity Term 2002 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 2002 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 2002 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.


XXI Theology

A prize of £275 will be awarded on the results of the examination for the Final Honour School of Theology in Trinity Term 2002.

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 2002.

A book prize of £200 will be awarded on the results of the Preliminary Examination in Theology in Hilary Term 2002.

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COMPUTING SERVICES

VAX File Archive

The VAX File Archive will be closed at the end of the calendar year 2002. This archive contains files from the OUCS central VAX system, which was decommissioned in July 1997. The closure of the archive was first announced in the Gazette on 30 January 1997.

Any archived data of permanent value must be copied to other systems or media during this year if it has not already been saved. It is the users' responsibility to secure their data and to ensure that there are adequate backups. The Archive comprises a combination of large online databases and tape storage, so recovery of data will be impossible after the service is closed down.

Users are advised to review their archive data by the end of Trinity Term at the latest. If you expect to need help, please contact OUCS (advisory@oucs.ox.ac.uk) before Easter. Online information at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/vax/ describes how to list your archives and retrieve files.

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Intensive English for Academic Purposes (EFL)

The following courses will be held in ninth week of Hilary Term, 11--15 March, Monday–Friday:

Writing a thesis or dissertation: 9.30 a.m.--12.45 p.m.; fee: £95

Academic correspondence—writing effective letters and e-mails: 2–4.15 p.m.; fee: £65


Intensive weekend courses in foreign languages

The Language Centre will be running four weekend language courses in Trinity Term 2002. 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:

18--19 May: French (Near/False Beginners, Lower Intermediate and Upper Intermediate)

18--19 May: Italian (Absolute Beginners and Lower Intermediate)

25--6 May: German (Absolute Beginners and Intermediate)

25--6 May: 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 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 is open during term-time 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m., Monday–Friday, and on Saturday 10 a.m.--1 p.m.

Further details of the courses above and all other activities may be obtained from the Information Officer, Angela Pinkney, at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, Internet http://www.lang.ox.ac.uk).

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ISIS INNOVATION LIMITED

Ewert House, Ewert Place, 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)80830, fax: (2)80831, e-mail: innovation@isis.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.isis-innovation.com/.)

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MUSICAL EVENTS

Faculty of Music

Allegri String Quartet

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET will perform as follows in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets may be obtained from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street (telephone: Oxford 305305), or at the door.

Wed. 13 Feb., 8 p.m.: Bartók's First Quartet, op. 7; Janácek, First Quartet (`The Kreutzer Sonata'); Shostakovitch, Eighth Quartet, op. 110 in C minor. (Tickets £10; concessions £5)

Fri. 15 Feb., 8 p.m.: Haydn, Quartet, op. 76 no 4 in B flat major; Beethoven, Quartet in F major, op. 59 no. 3; Stanford, First Quartet, op. 44 in G major. (Tickets £10; concessions £5)

Mon. 18 Feb., 1 p.m.: Haydn, Quartet, op. 74, no. 3 in G minor; Mozart, Quintet in D major, K.593 (with Amy Greenhalgh, viola). (Tickets £5; concessions £3)

Performance and lecture

PETER LAWSON will perform Copland's Piano Variations, Frederic Rzewski's Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues, Ives' Second Sonata, and a selection of Gershwin arrangements, at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 March, in the Holywell Music Room. (tickets £10, concessions £5, from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door). The recital will be preceded by Peter Lawson's lecture `American pioneers', Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m.

Betts Organ Masterclass

PROFESSOR BEN VAN OOSTEN, The Hague, will give a masterclass on the organ music of nineteenth-century France, on Friday, 8 March, in the chapel, Exeter College, 10 a.m.–12 noon and 2–4 p.m. (Free of charge and open to the public.)

`Walton in Oxford': a centenary celebration

Tickets for the following events may be obtained from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street (telephone: Oxford 305305), or at the door.

THE NEW CHAMBER OPERA, conducted by Stephen Rice, will perform Walton's The Bear and Stravinsky's Renard, at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 March, and Thursday, 7 March, in the ante-chapel, New College. (Tickets £10; concessions £5)

MIRANDA MCDONNELL (soprano) will perform Walton's song-cycle A Song for the Lord Mayor's Table, at 1.15 p.m. on Friday, 8 March, in the ante-chapel, New College, 1.15 p.m. (Tickets £2; concessions £1)

DR PETER FRANKLIN: `Walton's film music' (lecture), the auditorium, Magdalen, 2.15 p.m., Friday, 8 March. Followed by showing of Paul Czinner's 1936 film As You Like It (both events free of charge and open to the public).

HUMPHREY BURTON: `Walton's early life in Oxford' (public lecture), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.30 p.m. (No charge for admission.)

CHRIST CHURCH CATHEDRAL CHOIR, conducted by Stephen Darlington, with Ian Partridge (tenor), perform in a concert entitled `Walton at Christ Church—chorister and composer', including Walton's The Twelve and music by Haydn, Brahms, Stravinsky, Vaughan Williams, Warlock, and Lambert, Christ Church Cathedral, 7.30 p.m., Friday, 8 March. (Tickets £25, £15 (concessions £9), and £7.50)

SIMON WRIGHT, DAVID BLACKWELL, and ALAN CUCKSTON will speak on different aspects of `Editing the complete Walton edition', Lecture Room B, the Music Faculty, 10.30 a.m., Saturday, 9 March. (Open to the public.)

THE OXFORD BACH CHOIR and THE BRITTEN SINFONIA, conducted by Nicholas Cleobury, with Brinsley Sherratt (baritone), will perform Walton's Sonata for Strings and Belshazzar's Feast, and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett's Reflections on a theme by Walton, with an introduction by Sir Richard, Sheldonian, 7.30 p.m., Saturday, 9 March. (Tickets £17–£35; concessions £6)

SIR RICHARD RODNEY BENNETT will lead a composers' workshop with student composers from the Faculty of Music, and performers from the Oxford University Chamber Orchestra, Holywell Music Room, 11 a.m., Sunday, 10 March (open free of charge to a viewing public).

OXFORD UNIVERSITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA members, conducted by Sarah Ionnides, will perform Walton's Façade and Sir Richard Rodney Bennett's Commedia I, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m., Sunday, 10 March. (Tickets £6; concessions £4)


Queen's College

Choral services

Choral services are held as follows during full term in the chapel, Queen's College: Sunday, 6.15 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 6.30 p.m. Further details may be found on the college Web site, http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk.

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