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PROFESSORSHIP OF COMPARATIVE LAW

STEFAN VOGENAUER, M.JUR., Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Private Law, Hamburg, and Lecturer in Comparative Law, Bucerius Law School, Hamburg, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2003.

Mr Vogenauer will be a fellow of Brasenose College.

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PROFESSORSHIP OF CRIMINOLOGY

RICHARD VICTOR ERICSON (BA Guelph, MA Toronto, PH.D., D.LITT. Cambridge), Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology, and Principal of Green College, University of British Columbia, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 January 2004.

Professor Ericson will be a fellow of All Souls College.

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DATA PROTECTION ISSUES CONCERNING CALLING LINE IDENTITY

The University is proposing an important change to the Calling Line Identity presented whenever extension users make telephone calls to numbers outside the University network. Members of the University are advised to read the following carefully, as it affects their rights regarding Data Protection.

Until recently Oxford University Telecomms Network (OUTN) has sent out no `Calling Line Identity' (CLI) on outbound telephone calls. Legislation originally limited the University to sending out its main number, Oxford 270000, but this caused problems when someone who had been called from an OUTN extension dialled 1471 to find out who had called. If that person then called back the University's main number, the University's operator was unable to tell which extension had called. CLI has therefore been suppressed until now.

The increasing use of `Anonymous Call Rejection' (ACR) requires the University to reconsider this policy. ACR is a feature offered by British Telecom to domestic telephone users, which prevents them receiving calls which do not have a CLI. Users choose this facility to avoid cold-selling calls or calls from people they do not know. Unfortunately it has also prevented such people receiving valid calls from the University, as it has not sent out a CLI.

As an immediate measure to overcome this problem the University has decided to send out a generic number as a CLI on all calls, regardless of the extension the call is made from. When this number is rung back using 1471 it is answered by the recorded message `You have been called by an extension on the University of Oxford network'. This overcomes the problem of anonymous call rejection but does not provide very helpful information to the recipient of the call.

The University is therefore proposing to present the actual DDI number of the extension making the call, so that, for example, recipients of calls from extension 88661, who dialled 1471, would be told that they had been rung by Oxford 288661, and could recall the number directly by dialling `3'. It is intended to implement this at the beginning of Michaelmas Term. However, there is a valid requirement for some staff to be able to withhold their extension number. Staff are already allowed to be ex-directory (see note below), and some people who work, for example, with animals, have taken up this option. It is regarded as essential that staff who have concerns about revealing their individual telephone numbers can also suppress information about themselves whenever they make an outbound call.

It will therefore be possible to request Telecommunications to have the CLI suppressed when making outbound calls.

The Telecommunications section is giving advance notice of this change to enable members of the University to consider its relevance to their telephone use. A further announcement will be made immediately before the change is implemented, expected to be in Michaelmas Term.

Any concerns about this change in policy should be addressed to the Telecommunications Help Desk on 88888 or e-mailed to telecommunications@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Note: see Section 2, `Information', in the Internal Telephone Directory, or `How do I become ex-directory from the University's Internal Telephone Directory?' in the FAQ section of the Telecommunications Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/telecom/.

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Vivien Leigh Prize

A prize of £300 is offered by the Ashmolean Museum from the Vivien Leigh Fund for a two-dimensional work of art on paper, not exceeding 55 by 40 centimetres, by an undergraduate member of the University. The work will be chosen, if a work of sufficient merit is submitted, by the Keeper of Western Art in the Ashmolean Museum, from work submitted to the Print Room by Saturday, 14 June, or work exhibited at the annual degree show at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. It is a condition of the award that the winning work be given to the Ashmolean.

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Forthcoming exhibition

`In Praise of Women': an exhibition of Shona stone sculpture, with work by and of Zimbabwean women. It comprises remarkable work by Zimbabwe's most renowned female artists, such as Agnes Nyanhongo and Colleen Madamombe. It also has contributions from world-class artists like Dominic Benhura and Lazarus Takawira, who have spent their lifetimes dedicated to the depiction of the female form. (At Magdalen College, Wednesday, 16 July–Saturday, 3 August, opening hours 12 noon–6 p.m. daily)

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MUSICAL EVENTS

Queen's College

Organ recitals

The following organ recitals will be held at 1.10 p.m. on Wednesdays in the chapel, Queen's College. Admission is free (retiring collection).

7 May: Andrew Reid, Westminster Abbey

14 May: Christian Wilson, Christ Church

21 May: Daniel Turner, Queen's

28 May: Tim Hone, Salisbury Cathedral

4 June: Edward Whiting, All Saints, Northampton

11 June: Dana Marsh, Queen's

18 June: Katharine Pardee, Betts Lecturer in Organ Studies

Concert

The Chapel Choir of Queen's College will perform works by Palestrina, Lassus, Finzi, Leighton, and Harvey, followed by madrigals and part-songs in the Fellows' Garden, at 8.15 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in Queen's College. Programmes, costing £7 and £5, will be available at the door (price to include two glasses of wine). To reserve a programme telephone Oxford (2)79194, or e-mail: erica.parsons@queens.ox.ac.uk.

Further details may be found on the college Web site, http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk.

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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