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CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN PROFESSOR OF ARMENIAN STUDIES

THEO MARTEN VAN LINT (MA, PH.D. Leiden), teacher of Armenian Studies, University of Leiden, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2002.

Dr van Lint will be a fellow of Pembroke College.

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CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Human Cancer Gene Therapy on D.H. KIRN (BA, MD California), currently Consultant, Kirn Consulting Associates, for a period of three years from 1 July 2002.

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SUB-DEPARTMENT OF THEORETICAL PHYSICS

Appointing of Acting Head of Department

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has appointed PROFESSOR CAROLE JORDAN, MA, FRS, Fellow of Somerville College and Reader in Physics, as Acting Head of the Sub-department of Theoretical Physics for Professor David Sherrington, MA, FRS, Fellow of New College and Wykeham Professor of Physics, for the academic year 2002–3.

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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY

On the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, Council has assigned the Department of Psychiatry to R.A. MAYOU, BM, MA, M.SC. (M.PHIL. London), Fellow of Nuffield College and Professor of Psychiatry, for a period of one year from 1 October 2002.

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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:

Professor of Comparative Law
                                       
                                  Appointed by

The Principal of Jesus            Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Rodger
  of Earlsferry                   Council
Professor Dr R. Zimmermann        Council
Professor Dr D. Coester-Waltjen   Social Sciences Board
Professor J. Bell                 Law Board
Professor J. Freedman             Law Board
Professor M.R. Freedland          Law Board
Mr W.J. Swadling                  Brasenose College
Professor P.B.H. Birks            Brasenose 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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GIBBS PRIZE IN LAW 2002

The Gibbs 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 Miss Rebecca Gibbs, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 12 July 2002.

Timetable of papers

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.

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ENGLISH POEM ON A SACRED SUBJECT 2004

The subject for 2004 is:

`He that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.' (Proverbs 26: 27)

The poem must consist of not less than sixty or more than 300 lines. It may be blank verse or in any form of verse rhymed in couplets or stanzas. There is a tradition which discourages dramatic form of composition for this prize.

Candidates for the prize (value of about £2,700) shall be members of the University who, not later than the closing date for entries for the competition, shall have qualified by examination for a degree of the University, or shall hold the Degree of Master of Arts by incorporation or by decree or special resolution or shall hold the status of Master of Arts, or shall have qualified by examination for a degree of any other University. The judges may, at their discretion, also make an award to the proxime accessit. Should no such award be made the value of the main award will be increased.

Poems (three copies) are to be sent under a sealed cover to the English Faculty Administrator, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ, on or before 1 July 2004. Each author is required to conceal his or her name and to distinguish his or her composition by a motto, sending at the same time his or her name, college, and address in a separate envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it.

The prize may not be awarded more than twice to the same person.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Election

To the Catherine Lewis Fellowship in Rabbinics (from 1 October 2002): DR JOANNA WEINBERG (BA, PH.D. London)

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