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COMMITTEE ON STATUTES BEFORE THE PRIVY COUNCIL

Notice of consent to the amendment of the Statutes of Nuffield College

Corrigendum

The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, acting on authority delegated to it by Council, consents on behalf of the University to the amendments to Statutes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, X, XI and the addition of new Statutes X, XI and XII of Nuffield College approved by the Governing Body on 8 June 2002, insofar as such consent is required by Section 7(2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. This consent will be effective unless written notice of a resolution, signed by at least twenty members of Congregation, calling upon Council to withhold that consent has been given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 17 March.

The effect of the amendments is to update the provisions of the Statutes, remove outdated material, and provide for the appointment of an Acting Warden.

Note: this replaces the notice published under the heading of the Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council in the Gazette of 20 February, pp. 813–14, in which an incorrect date was given for the submission of a resolution calling upon Council to withhold consent.

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HERBERT DUNHILL PROFESSORSHIP OF NEURO-IMAGING

PETER JEZZAARD (B.SC. Manchester, PH.D. Cambridge), Research Fellow, Wolfson College, and Head of Magnetic Resonance Physics, Oxford Centre for Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Brain, Department of Clinical Neurology, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2003.

Dr Jezzard will be a fellow of University College.

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

Corrigendum

The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:
                                          Appointed by

Cookson Professorship of Materials
                                   
The Warden of Keble
(Chairman)                          Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Master of St  Catherine's       ex officio
Sir Bryan Nicholson                 Council
Professor M. Ruhle                  Council
Professor G.D.W. Smith              Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Professor D. Clary                  Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Professor D.G. Pettifor             Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Dr J. King                          Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Dr R.I. Todd                        St Catherine's College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Statute IX (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 108).

Note: this replaces the corresponding notice published in the Gazette of 20 February, p. 814, in which Dr Todd's college affiliation was given incorrectly.

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CIRCULATION OF FLYSHEETS

Rules made by Council

1. Ten or more members of Congregation may arrange to have a flysheet circulated with the University Gazette on matters before Congregation, or Convocation in regard to the election of the Professor of Poetry, or relating to matters of general interest to the University, subject to the following general conditions:

(1) no flysheet will be circulated which in the opinion of the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors might be defamatory or otherwise illegal;

(2) the right is reserved on behalf of the University and its employees, without prior consultation with the signatories, to publish an apology in respect of any statement in a flysheet which is complained of as defamatory or otherwise illegal (whether or not the statement can be shown to be true);

(3) the signatories shall jointly and individually indemnify the University and its employees against any costs or damages payable in respect of their flysheet and, unless a Queen's Counsel (to be mutually agreed on by the signatories and the University) advises within four months of the making of any claim in respect of a flysheet that any proceedings could be contested with the probability of success, such damages shall include any sum paid by the University in settlement of any claim arising out of the flysheet;

(4) the flysheet shall consist of one leaf only (though text may appear on both sides of the leaf), and the text shall include the name and college (or society, Permanent Private Hall, or other designated institution), faculty, or department of each of the signatories;

(5) a copy of the text of the flysheet shall be delivered to the Registrar before 10 a.m. on the Monday of the week in which circulation is desired; it shall be accompanied by an indemnity in accordance with condition (3) above drawn up on a form obtainable from the Registrar and signed by each of the signatories of the flysheet; the Registrar shall be informed at the same time which of the signatories is to be notified as to whether the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors have authorised circulation;

(6) the Registrar shall arrange for the production of copies of a flysheet the circulation of which has been duly authorised.

2. Though every effort will be made to circulate on the day desired flysheets so received, it must be understood that this cannot be guaranteed.

Matters before Congregation or Convocation

3. If the flysheet deals with a matter that is a formal item of business for Congregation, or for Convocation in regard to the election of the Professor of Poetry, or the subject of a report published in the University Gazette, the production costs will be met from university funds.

Matters of general interest to the University

4. If the flysheet deals with a matter that is not a formal item of business for Congregation, or for Convocation in regard to the election of the Professor of Poetry, or the subject of a report published in the University Gazette, the Vice-Chancellor will decide whether it is of sufficient general interest to warrant circulation with the University Gazette; the production costs for such a flysheet will be the responsibility of the signatories.

Oxford University Student Union

5. The Executive and the Graduate Committee of the Oxford University Student Union may have flysheets circulated with the University Gazette under the arrangements and subject both to the conditions set out in rules 1--4 above, and to the following further conditions:

(1) number of names to be included on the flysheet under rule 1 (4) shall be not less than a majority of the total number of members of the Executive or the Graduate Committee of OUSU, as the case may be, and each of the persons named shall sign the indemnity required under rule 1 (3);

(2) the maximum number of flysheets to be circulated as of right, whether on matters before Congregation or Convocation (to be paid for by the University) or on matters of general interest to the University (to be paid for by OUSU and to be subject to the Vice-Chancellor's decision as prescribed in rule 1 above) shall be three per term for each of these bodies, but the Vice-Chancellor shall have discretion to permit further flysheets.

6. Subject to rule 5 (1) above, the Executive and the Graduate Committee of OUSU may also support flysheets signed by not fewer than ten members of Congregation.

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SPEAKING BY STUDENT MEMBERS IN CONGREGATION

Rules made by the Vice-Chancellor

1. The Vice-Chancellor has, with the agreement of Council, approved the following arrangements for student members to speak in Congregation under the terms of regulation 1.15 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002.

2. The Chairman of Congregation will normally expect to call upon nominated representatives of the Oxford University Student Union if they wish to speak in debate, and will normally expect to call upon student members to speak only from among those who have given advance notice of their wish to be called.

3. If the Chairman considers that the number of student members who have given notice is excessive, he or she will have discretion to be selective in calling upon them.

4. (1) The Chairman will try to ensure a balanced debate in relation to the apparent spread and strength of views held by student members.

(2) If informed selection is to be possible, it is desirable that when giving notice of the wish to be called a student member should indicate:

(a) whether he or she intends to support or oppose the proposal before the House;

(b) whether he or she would speak on behalf of any club, committee, group, or association;

(c) whether he or she is supported by other student members (up to twelve of whom might sign his or her notice).

5. (1) If the number giving notice is small, they will all be admitted to the floor of the House although this does not ensure their being called.

(2) In other cases some selection may be necessary at the stage of both admission and calling of speakers.

6. (1) If there is to be time to tell applicants whether they will be admitted, notice will have to be received in good time, and student members should therefore send notice, in writing, to the Registrar to be received by him or her at the University Offices not later than 10 a.m. on the Monday preceding the debate in question.

(2) The name of any representative nominated by OUSU should also be communicated to the Registrar, in writing, through the President by that time.

7. A notice will then be posted in the University Offices and on the gate of the Clarendon Building not later than 10 a.m. on the morning of the debate, indicating whether all applicants will be admitted to the floor of the House or, if selection has had to take place, the names of those selected for admission to the floor.

8. Student members not admitted to the floor of the House will normally be permitted to listen to the debate from the gallery.

9. Student members on the floor of the House will be asked to remain in their places while a vote is being taken.

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UNIVERSITY GAZETTE: PUBLICATION ARRANGEMENTS

The remaining Gazettes of this term will be published on 13, 20, and 27 March. Publication for Trinity Term will begin on 24 April. Because of difficulties caused by the date of Easter, all copy for the 24 April Gazette is to be received by 12 noon on Thursday, 10 April.

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PROCEDURES FOR DEALING WITH CASES OF FRAUD AND SUSPECTED FRAUD

1. Introduction

(a) For the purposes of this procedure, fraud is defined as an irregular or illegal act or series of acts characterised by a deliberate intent to conceal or falsely represent an act or a series of acts, resulting in the diversion of resources whether or not for personal gain for the benefit of an individual or group of individuals at a consequent loss to the University.

(b) The objective of this procedure is to safeguard the proper use of the University's finances and resources, including the finances and resources of its subsidiary companies. The University, which derives much of its income from public funds, benefactions and charitable organisations, has a particular responsibility to ensure that income and resources are used solely for the purposes intended.

(c) Fraud is a serious matter and the Council of the University is committed to ensuring that all cases of suspected fraud are investigated. Any member of staff, regardless of their position or seniority, against whom prima facie evidence of fraud is found will be subject to disciplinary procedures that may result in dismissal.

(d) The University reserves the right to seek redress via civil proceedings against individuals whose fraudulent acts have resulted in financial loss to the University.

(e) The University reserves the right to involve the police in any case of fraud or suspected fraud at any stage of an investigation.

(f) The attention of staff is drawn to the University's financial regulations (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/finance/finregs/index.shtml).


2. Reporting suspected fraud

(a) Any member of staff who suspects that a fraud has been committed must report the matter immediately to the office of the Chief Internal Auditor (telephone: (2)70185). (If it is the Chief Internal Auditor who is suspected of fraud, the matter must be reported to the Registrar and the Chairman of the Audit Committee.) The office of the Chief Internal Auditor will then advise the Registrar, the Director of Finance, the Head of Personnel Services and the head of department/faculty board chairman or the head of division of the suspected fraud. No other action should be taken, and no investigation should commence, without the explicit approval of the Director of Finance, as this may prejudice any subsequent action that the University may wish to take.

(b) An individual reporting a suspected fraud will not be penalised and will be protected from unwarranted detriment where the report is made in good faith and in the reasonable belief that the information reported is substantially correct (see the University's Code of Practice and Procedure on Public Interest Disclosure: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/codes/hcdoc040.shtml). The University will treat all such reports in a confidential manner. In some cases, however, for the investigation to be carried out fully and for appropriate action to be taken, it may be necessary for the identity of the individual making the report to be disclosed. The individual will be advised before such disclosure is made.

(c) An investigation under this procedure is will be treated as an investigation under the first part of the University's Code of Practice and Procedure on Public Interest Disclosure.

(d) In the event of any employee making malicious or vexatious allegations, disciplinary action may be taken against the employee concerned.

(e) Any person who believes that his or her concerns have not been fully investigated and dealt with under this procedure may request a review under the provisions of the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1999 (see the University's Code of Practice and Procedure on Public Interest Disclosure).

(f) It is essential that all those involved in a case of suspected fraud (including the person (who reported the matter) observe the strictest confidentiality consistent with operating this procedure.


3. Action to be taken when fraud is suspected

(a) Any individual who is suspected of fraud will, subject to clause 3(b) below, be suspended immediately on the currently appropriate rate of pay pending a full investigation. In some cases it may also be necessary to suspend other staff in order to conduct a proper investigation. The suspension of a member of staff does not constitute a finding of misconduct against him or her. Any staff suspended as a result of suspected fraud will be informed of the reason for the suspension.

(b) Personnel Services must be consulted before any staff member is suspended, and on the conduct of the investigation. No one person, acting only on his or her own volition, may move to suspend a member of staff suspected of fraud.

(c) Individuals suspended for suspected fraud or to enable a proper investigation to be carried out will normally be required to leave the University's premises immediately and will not be permitted to return to the premises, to make contact with staff or witnesses, or to act/trade on behalf of the University, unless given express permission to do so by the relevant university authorities, during the period of suspension. Any infringement of this requirement will be treated as a disciplinary offence.

(d) The Registrar and the Director of Finance will decide whether the police should be involved at any stage of each fraud investigation, on the basis of recommendations made by the office of the Chief Internal Auditor and with the advice of the University Marshal.

(e) In cases where the police are involved, the University reserves the right to proceed with its own disciplinary procedures when it would be reasonable to do so, bearing in mind the staff member's rights to a reasonable investigation, to defend him/herself, and to a fair and impartial hearing.


4. The conduct of the investigation

(a) The office of the Chief Internal Auditor will ensure that all fraud investigations take account of appropriate professional practice, and guidance issued by HEFCE. The Chief Internal Auditor will also ensure that an appropriate fraud response plan detailing the Internal Audit service's procedures is in place and is reviewed regularly.

(b) All reports of suspected financial irregularities or fraud will be investigated by the University's Internal Audit service. The Internal Audit service has unrestricted right of access to all vouchers, documents, books of account, computer data, and any other information which it considers relevant to its inquiries and which is necessary to fulfil its responsibilities. This includes the right to verify assets and to have direct access to any employee or person responsible for the administration or management of university funds with whom it is felt necessary to raise and discuss such matters (see Council Regulations 43, Part 3, Section 8(c). In cases that involve or may involve students, the Proctors will be informed by the Internal Audit service at an early stage.

(c) Fraud investigations shall be completed in a timely manner. The office of the Chief Internal Auditor will be responsible for ensuring that the Director of Finance and the Head of Personnel Services, and the Proctors in any cases involving students, are kept informed of the progress of the investigation.


5. The results of the investigation

(a) The Chief Internal Auditor will prepare a report on the suspected fraud that will be sent to the Registrar, the Director of Finance, and the Head of Personnel Services, and to the Proctors in any cases involving students. The report may also be sent to the individual's head of division, head of department, and/or line manager as appropriate. If the Vice-Chancellor is the employee under investigation, the report will be sent to HEFCE.

(b) The individual or individuals concerned will be informed of the outcome of the investigation when it has been completed.

(c) If the investigation concludes that there is prima facie evidence of fraud, then the matter will be referred under the University's disciplinary procedures (for staff under the jurisdiction of the Visitatorial Board as set out in Part D of Statute XII of the University's Statutes; for all other staff as set out in the relevant staff handbook). It will be the responsibility of the duly authorised person under those procedures to take forward the disciplinary process. Personnel Services must be consulted on all aspects of the process.


6. Reporting requirements

(a) All fraud investigations will be reported to the University's Audit Committee by the Chief Internal Auditor, who will submit a report describing the incident and the outcome of the investigation, any subsequent disciplinary process, the action taken against the individual or individuals involved if the fraud was proven to have taken place, and any measures taken to prevent a recurrence of a similar fraud.

(b) Under the HEFCE Audit Code of Practice (HEFCE 02/26 paragraphs 19 and 20) the HEFCE Chief Executive will be notified by the Vice-Chancellor, as the University's Accounting Officer, of any attempted, suspected or actual fraud where:

(i) the sums involved are, or are potentially, in excess of £10,000;

(ii) the particulars of the fraud are novel, unusual, or complex; or

(iii) there is likely to be public interest because of the nature of the fraud or the people involved.

(c) In cases where fraud has resulted in disciplinary action and the police have not been involved, the Registrar will provide HEFCE with an explanation of this course of action.


7. Future references

All requests for references for individuals known to have been disciplined or dismissed for fraud must be referred to Personnel Services for advice on how to respond. In no circumstances must any person provide a reference for a member of staff whom they know to have been dismissed for fraud without first consulting Personnel Services.

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BOARD OF MANAGEMENT FOR THE GIBBS PRIZES

The Gibbs Prizes, on the foundation of Mr Charles D.D. Gibbs, are offered annually under the provisions of Part 23 of the Schedule to the Statutes (Supplement (1) to No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 143).

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 the prizes shall be members of the University who, at the beginning of the examination, have not exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation, and are reading for a Final Honour School, except that Council may 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 is 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 2003. 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 Gibbs Prize in Zoology will be awarded to a candidate offering the paper in Animal Biology in the examination in Biological Sciences in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 2003. The value of the prize is £450.

The Examiners have the power to award up to two further prizes for meritorious work in Biological Sciences (to a total value of £550). Candidates offering any combination of the five papers in Biological Sciences are eligible for the subsidiary prizes.


III Chemistry

The prize in Chemistry is awarded on the results of the examination for Chemistry Part I in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 2003. 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

In order to be considered for a Gibbs Prize in Classics, candidates must (i) have achieved a first-class result in Honour Moderations in Classics, Classics and English, Ancient and Modern History, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, or a distinction in Latin and/or Ancient Greek in the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages; (ii) apply for a travel scholarship/studentship to the Committee for Oldham Scholarships, C.E. Stevens Studentships, and the Sunderland Fund. The closing date for applications is 14 February. Please contact Ms K. Brill (karen.brill@admin.ox.ac.uk) for an application form.


V Earth Sciences

A prize of £180 is awarded on the basis of the quality and distinction of the field mapping report submitted in 2003 in the Final Honour School of Natural Science (Earth Sciences).


VI Engineering Science

A prize of £530 is divided equally between each of the members of the team submitting the best Design Project in 2003 for Part I of the Final Honour School of Engineering Science.


VII English Language and Literature

The prizes in English Language and Literature are awarded as follows. Ten prizes, of £70 each, awarded on the results of Moderations in English Language and Literature in Trinity Term 2003. (The same candidate may be awarded the Mrs Claude Beddington Literature Prize and a Gibbs Prize.)

Prizes of £100 each are 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.


VIII Geography

The prize in Geography is awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Geography in Trinity Term 2003.

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 is awarded by Special Examination, to be held in the Examination Schools, on Monday, 6 October 2003.

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, 27 June 2003.

Timetable of papers for the prize in Law:

Monday 6 October: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., Common Law (Contract and Tort); 2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m., Land Law.

(Candidates must present themselves for examination in full academic dress, i.e. `subfusc' clothing, cap, and gown.)


X Materials

A prize of £190 will be awarded for the best performance in Part I of Materials Science or Part I of Materials, Economics and Management in Trinity Term 2003.'


XI Mathematics

A prize of £400 is awarded on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences in Trinity Term 2003 and another prize of £400 on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Mathematics in Trinity Term 2003.

The examiners in the Honour School of Mathematics have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £200.

A prize of £200 is available for the best performance in the Mathematics papers in the Honour School of Mathematics and Philosophy in Trinity Term 2003.


XII Medieval and Modern Languages

A prize of £500 is awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Modern Languages in Trinity Term 2003.

A prize of £500 is 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 2003. Modern Languages examiners for the joint schools are asked to confer over the award of that prize.

In addition, prizes, of £100 each, are available for the two best performances in the Preliminary Examination in Modern Languages in Trinity Term 2003 in any of Czech (with Slovak), French, German, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Linguistics.

(Note: a Gibbs Prize is not available in the language in which the Beddington Prize is being offered.)


XIII Modern History

The prize in Modern History is awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Modern History and associated joint Honour Schools in Trinity Term 2003. 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 are awarded, provided that there be candidates of sufficient merit, on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Music in Trinity Term 2003. The Music Faculty Board agreed, when making its recommendation about the Gibbs Prizes, that the examiners should be able to recommend the number and level of prizes to be awarded in any one year. This was to allow flexibility for variation in comparative performance to be taken into account in different years.


XV Oriental Studies

Three prizes, each of £233, are awarded on the results of Moderations either in Oriental Studies (Chinese) or in Oriental Studies (Japanese) or in Oriental Studies (Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies) in Trinity Term 2003.


XVI Philosophy

Gibbs Prizes in Philosophy, of up to £100 each, are 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 Prizes available in 2003 are as follows.

Gibbs Prize for Performance in the Physics Final M. Phys. Examination (£250).

Gibbs Prize for the best use of experimental apparatus in an M.Phys. project (£100).

Gibbs Prizes for Practical Work in Part A (up to three at £50).

A Gibbs Prize of up to £100 in value may be awarded, provided there are candidates of sufficient merit, for the best performance in the Physics Department's speaking competition in 2003.

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 is 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 2003. The examiners shall, in each case, have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £100 for meritorious work.

A prize of £100 is awarded on the results of the Preliminary Examination in Physiological Sciences in Trinity Term 2003.

Two prizes, of £200 each, are awarded on the results of the examination in the Honour School of Physiological Sciences in Trinity Term 2003. 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 Gibbs Prize in Politics (£300) is awarded on the basis of the best Politics written papers only in the examinations for the Honour Schools of Philosophy, Politics and Economics, and Modern History and Politics.

In addition, the Gibbs Thesis Prize in Politics (£300) is awarded for the best Politics thesis or supervised dissertation submitted in the same examinations. In each case, the examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £150 for meritorious work.

There is also a Gibbs First Public Examination Prize (£200) available for the best Politics written paper in the Preliminary Examination in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, or Honour Moderations in Modern History and Politics. The examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit award of £100 for meritorious work.


XX Psychological Studies

A prize of £175 is awarded on the results of the examination in Trinity Term 2003 in the Honour School of Experimental Psychology. The examiners shall have the power to make a proxime accessit award of £75.

A prize of £175 is awarded on the results of the examination in Trinity Term 2003 for the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology. The examiners shall have the power to make a proxime accessit award of £75.

A prize of £75 is awarded for the best Research Project submitted in Hilary Term 2003 in the examination for the Honour School of Experimental Psychology or the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology.

A prize of £75 is awarded for the best Library Dissertation submitted in Hilary Term 2003 in the examination for the Honour School of Experimental Psychology or the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology.

A prize of £50 is awarded for the best practical portfolio in Psychology submitted in Hilary Term 2003 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 may be awarded on the results of the examination for the Final Honour School of Theology in Trinity Term 2003. No candidate may be awarded both the Denyer and Johnson Prize and a Gibbs Prize in the same examination.

A prize of £275 may be awarded for the best performance in Theology in the Honour School of Philosophy and Theology in Trinity Term 2003.

A book prize of £200 may be awarded on the results of the Preliminary Examination in Theology in Hilary Term 2003.

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BUSINESS LIAISON UNIT

The Business Liaison Unit has been set up to build on Oxford's excellent track record of collaboration with industry, and to act as a gateway for high technology business into the University.

The Unit has been established using discrete government funding designed to help higher educational institutions forge closer relations with business. This initiative marks the first step in developing a permanent third stream of funding, alongside teaching and research, from 2003--4 onwards.

In addition to promoting industrial contacts and raising the University's profile within the local business community, the Business Liaison Unit advises companies on appropriate access routes into the University, making sure that that local businesses benefit from the research, consultancy, training, and development that the University offers.

Based at Ewert House in Summertown, the Business Liaison Unit is led by the University's Regional Liaison Director, Joe Barclay (telephone: Oxford (2)80861, e- mail: joe.barclay@blu.ox.ac.uk). Mr Barclay is supported by three Business Liaison Managers:

Dr Tony Klepping—Physical Sciences (telephone: (2)80863, e-mail: tony.klepping@blu.ox.ac.uk)

Dr Mark Bowman—Life Sciences (telephone: (2)80864, e-mail: mark.bowman@blu.ox.ac.uk)

Steven Wilson—IT/Communications (telephone: (2)80866, e-mail: steven.wilson@blu.ox.ac.uk)

Any member of the University wishing to find out more about the work of the BLU should contact one of the Business Liaison Managers on the numbers given above. General enquiries should be directed to Nicola Shepard on (telephone: Oxford (2)80862, e-mail: nicola.shepard@blu.ox.ac.uk).

The Business Liaison Unit's Web address is: http://www.blu.ox.ac.uk.

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MUSICAL EVENTS

Queen's College

ANNETTE REGNITTER (soprano) and CECILY LOCK (piano): piano music by Haydn and songs by Brahms and Liszt, the chapel, Queen's College, 1.10 p.m. on Saturday, 8 March (admission free; retiring collection).


St Hilda's College

ANNETTE REGNITTER (soprano) and CECILY LOCK (piano): piano music by Haydn and songs by Brahms and Liszt, the Jacqueline du Pré Music Builing, St Hilda's College, 12 noon on Sunday, 9 March (admission free; retiring collection).


Friends of Rewley House

ANN MACKAY (soprano) and BRIAN HITCH (piano): recital including works by Scarlatti, Purcell, Mozart, Arne, Handel, Fauré, Hahn, Satie, and Cole Porter, 8 p.m. on Friday, 21 March, in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. Tickets £10 (£5, students and Friends of Rewley House), from the Events Secretary, Friends of Rewley House, Rewley House, tel. (2)70393, or from the box office before the recital. In aid of the Friends of Rewley House.

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