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Correction to introductory note

It is regretted that in the introduction to the Public Orator's speech concerning Miss Margaret Goodall (Gazette of 23 May, p. 1227), it was erroneously stated that Miss Goodall was presented for the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Civil Law.

Miss Goodall was presented for the Honorary Degree of Master of Arts, which was conferred at the Congregation held on Saturday, 18 May (Gazette, p. 1226).

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The final Gazettes of the present academic year will be published on 21 June, 27 June, 11 July, and 25 July. Publication for 2002–3 will begin on 26 September. The usual deadline for receipt of official notices (5 p.m. on Thursday of the week preceding publication) will apply.

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Statistical Consulting Service

The Department of Statistics offers a Statistical Consulting Service, providing general advice on the application of statistical methods to researchers throughout the University, but primarily in the sciences.

Any researcher wishing to see a consultant should e-mail to, giving a brief description of the problem to be dealt with.

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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:, Internet:

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Essay Competition

The Glycobiology Institute, Department of Biochemistry, is holding an essay competition to coincide with the Royal Society meeting on `Glycolipids in Cell Biology and Medicine', to be held on 16 and 17 October.

The institute invites all UK and European-based undergraduate and postgraduate students to compose an essay, not exceeding 4,000 words, excluding tables, figures, and references, on any subject related to `Glycosphingolipids'.

The winner will be funded in full to attend the Royal Society meeting in London, at which the prize of £1,500 will be awarded.

All entrants should submit three copies of their essay to Lynda Butters, Glycobiology Institute, Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU, by 31 August.

This competition is sponsored by Oxford GlycoSciences.

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Exhibition now open

Exhibition of life drawings: an exhibition of work by participants in the Wolfson Life Drawing Workshops (until 21 June)

Forthcoming exhibition

Paintings by Charles Gordon (24 June–12 July) Both exhibitions open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m., subject to college commitments (visitors are advised to telephone the Lodge, Oxford (2)74100, beforehand).

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