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Under the provisions of Tit. IX, Sect. II, cl. 2 (Statutes, 2000, p. 63), the Chancellor has appointed THE RT. HON. THE LORD BINGHAM OF CORNHILL, PC, MA, HON.DCL, Honorary Fellow of Balliol and Nuffield Colleges, Senior Law Lord, as High Steward of the University with effect from 12 November 2001 on the retirement from the office of High Steward of THE RT. HON. THE LORD GOFF OF CHIEVELEY, PC, DCL, FBA, Honorary Fellow of Lincoln and New Colleges, Senior Law Lord 1996–8.

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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:

Camden Professorship of Ancient History

                                       Appointed by

Mr Vice-Chancellor                     ex officio
The Principal of Brasenose             ex officio
Professor J.A. North                   Council
Dr R.C.T. Parker                       Council
Professor E.M. Steinby                 Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                       Humanities Board
Professor W.V. Harris                  Classics Board
Dr P.S. Derow                          Classics Board
Mr B. Ward-Perkins                     Modern History Board
Dr E. Bispham                          Brasenose College 

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As part of the University's programme of regular departmental reviews, the Ashmolean Museum will be reviewed during Hilary Term by a panel appointed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections) and chaired by the Rector of Lincoln College. The other members of the panel are: Professor Barry Cunliffe, Professor of European Archaeology, Dr Gervase Rosser, University Lecturer in Modern History, and Ms Nichola Johnson, Director of Museology and the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, University of East Anglia.

The panel's terms of reference are: `To consider the development of the Ashmolean Museum since the 1994 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 7 January to the panel's secretary, Mr L.C.C. Reynolds, University Offices, Wellington Square (e-mail:

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Gouache paintings of Oxford by Elo Allik-Schünemann (18 November–7 December)

Paintings and pastels by Jack Pole (19 November–7 December)

Access to both exhibitions, open 10 a.m.–4 p.m., is subject to college commitments (telephone (2)74100 to check before visiting).

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THE CHOIR OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE, with THE EGLESFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY CHORUS AND ORCHESTRA, will perform Vivaldi's Gloria, and J.S. Bach's cantata `Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland' and motet `Lobet den Herrn' at 8.15 p.m. on Thursday, 22 November, in the chapel, Queen's College. Admission is by programme (£5, concessions £3) at the door. Seats may be reserved by e-mail:

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Wine-tastings will be held at 5.45 p.m. on the following Wednesdays. Admission costs £2 per person.

21 Nov.: Recent purchases.

12 Dec.: Wines for the festive season.

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