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Michaelmas Term 2002

Thursday, 10 October, at 8 a.m. Holy Communion (Latin). At St Mary's.

Sunday, 13 October, at 10 a.m. THE REVD CANON JUNE OSBORNE, Residentiary Canon and Treasurer, Salisbury Cathedral. At St Mary's.

Tuesday, 15 October, at 10.15 a.m. THE REVD SIMON OLIVER, Chaplain of Hertford College. (Court Sermon). At The Cathedral. (Note: the congregation is asked to be seated by 10.10 a.m.)

Sunday, 20 October, at 10 a.m. THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN BARTON, Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of the Holy Scripture, Fellow of Oriel College, Emeritus Fellow of St Cross College. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 27 October, at 10 a.m. THE VERY REVD WILLIAM TAYLOR, Vicar of St John's, Notting Hill. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 3 November, at 10 a.m. THE REVD DR ALAN MCCORMACK, Dean of Residence and Chaplain, Trinity College, Dublin. At Jesus College.

Sunday, 10 November, at 10 a.m. MR ALEXANDER MURRAY, Fellow of University College. (University Sermon (Remembrance Sunday).) At St Mary's.

Sunday, 17 November, at 10 a.m. MR KRISHNAN SRINIVASAN, Visiting Fellow, Wolfson College, Cambridge, formerly Commonwealth Deputy Secretary- General. (Ramsden Sermon.) At St Mary's.

Sunday, 24 November, at 10 a.m. DOM JEREMIAS SCHRÖDER, OSB, Archabbot of St Ottilien. (University Sermon on the Sin of Pride.) At St Mary's.

Sunday, 1 December, at 10 a.m. THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN, Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, Canon of Christ Church. (University Sermon (Advent Sunday).) At the Cathedral.

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(MA Cambridge), Wellcome Trust Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science, Institute of Molecular Medicine, Honorary Consultant in Clinical Genetics, Department of Medical Genetics, Churchill Hospital and the Oxford Craniofacial Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, and Professor of Genetics, University of Oxford, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 May 2003.

Professor Wilkie will be a fellow of Pembroke College.

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Deputy to the Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian

RONALD R. MILNE (MA Edinburgh, MA London), FRSA, FCLIP, currently Director of the Joint Funding Councils' Research Support Libraries Programme, has been appointed as Deputy to the Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian with effect from 1 November 2002.

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Appointment of deputies

The Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum have approved the following deputising arrangements.

DR N.J. MAYHEW, Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room, as Acting Director from 1 October to 24 November 2002 during the tenure by the Director, Dr C.P.H. Brown, of a Visiting Professorship at the University of Amsterdam.

DR J.J.L. WHITELEY, Senior Assistant Keeper in the Department of Western Art, as Acting Keeper of Western Art from 1 April 2002 to 28 February 2003 during the leave of absence and dispensation from prescribed duties of the Keeper, Mr T.H. Wilson.

DR A.G. MACGREGOR, Assistant Keeper in the Department of Antiquities, as Acting Keeper of Antiquities from 1 October 2002 to 13 January 2003.

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The preamble to the Michaelmas Term 1999 legislation establishing the managerially integrated Oxford University Library Services stated that `Whilst the operation of the new arrangements will be subject to continuous evaluation (and minor amendment) in the light of experience, it is intended that a thoroughgoing review of the arrangements, with a formal report to the University about the practical consequences and possible future developments, will be conducted within three years of their introduction'.

Council has set up a panel chaired by Professor Sir Brian Follett to conduct this review. The other members are Mr Peter Fox, Librarian of Cambridge University (who served on the committee chaired by Sir Keith Thomas which led to the new structures), the Warden of Keble, and Professor Hugh Dickinson, Sherardian Professor of Botany, who has just completed a period as a Curator of the University Libraries.

The review has the following terms of reference.

`Bearing in mind the wider University organisational and financial contexts, to review the operation and cost-effectiveness of the managerially integrated library structure over its first three years as measured against the stated objects of achieving:

(a) the distribution of resources within the service to meet users' needs most effectively;

(b) the improvement of the capacity of the University's libraries to respond to the needs of their users in the University;

(c) the maintenance and development of, and provision of access to, Oxford's collections as an international research resource;

(d) the provision of University-wide services such as library automation and electronic media, preservation, and library staff development;

(e) the fostering of the qualities of responsiveness, and of flexibility in provision.'

The review panel, which will be meeting in late November, now invites submissions from users of the integrated library system. The panel may wish to pursue in discussion with individual respondents points raised in their written submissions. Submissions should be sent to the secretary of the review panel, Mr L.C.C. Reynolds, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: by 31 October.

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As part of the University's programme of regular departmental reviews, the University Archives will be reviewed during Michaelmas Term by a panel appointed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections).

The panel's terms of reference are:

`To review the governance, management, staffing, accommodation, and other resources of the University Archives; its collections, conservation, and access policies; and its obligations to its users both internal and external; and to make recommendations, bearing in mind where there are financial implications the level of resources likely to be available within the University and possible alternative ways of raising funds to implement them.'

The panel will be chaired by Mr Lawrence Goldman, Faculty of Modern History (St Peter's College). Its other members are Mrs Janet Williams, Senior Assistant Registrar, University Offices; Dr Rosie Plummer, Administrator, Department of Materials; Mrs Mary Clapinson, Keeper of Special Collections and Western Manuscripts, Bodleian Library; and Mrs Lesley Richmond, Archivist, University of Glasgow.

Submission to the review panel are invited. They should be sent by 24 October to the panel's secretary, Dr Nigel Berry, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail:

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Forthcoming exhibition

From West Penwith to Orkney (via West Wales), by H.L. Spencer (14 October–1 November)

Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m., subject to college commitments. Visitors are advised to telephone the college lodge (Oxford (2)74100) beforehand.

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