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DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

On the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, Council has assigned the Department of Clinical Pharmacology to D.J. KERR (B.SC., M.SC., PH.D., MD. D.SC. Glasgow), Fellow of Corpus Christi College and Rhodes Professor of Cancer Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology, for one year from 1 October 2003.

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DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY

On the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, Council has assigned the Department of Pharmacology to E. SIM, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Peter's College and Professor of Pharmacology, until 30 September 2005.

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NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

On the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, Council has assigned the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to R.G.G. RUSSELL, MD (MA Cambridge, PH.D. Leeds), Fellow of St Peter's College and Norman Collisson Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences, for three years from 1 October 2003.

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DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND GENETICS

On the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, Council has assigned the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics to J.F. MORRIS (B.SC., MD Bristol), Fellow of St Hugh's College and Professor of Human Anatomy, for one year from 1 October 2003 while Professor K. Davies is on sabbatical leave.

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INSTALLATION OF CHANCELLOR AND ENCAENIA

Sheldonian Theatre

At the installation of the Chancellor of the University and the Encaenia to be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday, 25 June, the Curators of the Theatre propose to allot seats, subject to availability, to those who apply for tickets, giving preference:

(a) firstly, to members of Congregation;

(b) secondly, to other members of Convocation;

(c) thirdly, to other matriculated members of the University;

(d) fourthly, to current and retired staff of the University and colleges who do not fall into any of the above categories.

Subject to availability, one guest ticket each will be issued on request\ to members of Congregation.

It should be noted that those who propose to take part in the procession to the Sheldonian Theatre (i.e. Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, holders of the Oxford Degrees of Doctor of Divinity, Civil Law, Medicine, Letters, Science, and Music, the Proctors, the Assessor, the Public Orator, the Professor of Poetry, the Registrar) do not need tickets for themselves, but may, like other members of Congregation, apply for guest tickets.

Applications for tickets in categories (a), (b), and (d), and for guest tickets, stating the name and standing of each person for whom a ticket is requested, should be made not later than Friday, 6 June, to the Head Clerk, University Offices (e-mail: head.clerk@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Tickets in category (c) (i.e. for all members of the University---principally student members-- -who have not been admitted to any degree of the University) will be distributed through college authorities; all applications for tickets in this category should be made to the college authorities and not to the Head Clerk.

The gates and entrances to the Theatre will be opened at 10.45 a.m. and the proceedings will begin at 11.30 a.m. Holders of tickets are requested to be in their places inside the Theatre by 11.15 a.m.

All members of the University are required to wear subfusc and full academic dress. Doctors will wear their robes and other graduates their hoods.

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REVIEW OF ENGLISH

On behalf of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) will chair a committee to review the Faculty of English. The committee's terms of reference are:

(a) To review the educational policy and quality of learning and teaching in the Faculty of English Language and Literature by reference to international standards of excellence, taking into account, in the context of the University's mission statement and corporate plan, all factors relevant to the faculty's practice and achievement in respect of: access and admissions; curriculum design and course structure; teaching, learning, and assessment and, in particular, the relationship between teaching and research; academic and pastoral support and guidance; the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources); specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies (including research degrees and research training) and part-time study; and relationships with colleges.

(b) To report and make recommendations to the Educational Policy and Standards Committee (EPSC) and the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC) for consideration in consultation with the divisional board. The report, or relevant sections of it, will be sent to the Academic Committee of the Conference of Colleges and to the faculty external advisory body for information and comment to EPSC/PRAC.

The membership of the Review Committee is:

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic)—(Dr W.D. Macmillan) (Chairman)

Professor Mary Clayton, University College, Dublin

Professor Stephen Gill, Lincoln

Professor Paul Hamilton, Queen Mary College, London

Professor Helen Wilcox, Gröningen University

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary to the review committee, Mr R.O. Hughes, University Offices, Wellington Square, by Tuesday, 27 May.

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REVIEW OF THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY COMPUTING SERVICES

As part of the University's programme of regular departmental reviews, the Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS) will be reviewed in July by a panel appointed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections).

The panel's terms of reference are:

`To review and report to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections) on:

(a) the development of the Computing Services since the last review in 1996 and any significant changes in context and services since then; and

(b) in light of (a), the role, priorities and future direction of the Computing Services; bearing in mind the level of resources likely to be available within the University.'

The panel will be chaired by Professor David Clary, Head of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division. Its other members are Professor Alan Bowman, Classics, Professor Bill Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute, Mrs Annette Haworth, University of Reading, and Dr David Popplewell, Experimental Psychology.

The review panel welcomes submissions. They should be sent, by Monday, 23 June, to the panel's secretary, Dr Nigel Berry, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: nigel.berry@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

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

Professorship of Environment and Public Policy
                                          
The Provost of Worcester                  Mr Vice-Chancellor
The Principal of Linacre                  ex officio
Professor E. Schoenberger                 Council
Professor J. Agnew                        Council    
Professor N. Wrigley                      Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Professor G.L. Clark                      Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Professor P.C. Newell                     Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Professor G.C.K. Peach                    Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Dr P. Savill                              Linacre 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).

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CANON HALL GREEK TESTAMENT PRIZES AND HALL-HOUGHTON SEPTUAGINT AND HOUGHTON SYRIAC PRIZES 2003

The examination for these prizes will begin in the Examination Schools on Monday, 6 October 2003, at 9.30 a.m.

The subject for examination for the Canon Hall Junior Prize (£200) will be the Synoptic Gospels, St John's Gospel, and the Acts of the Apostles in the original Greek in respect of translation, criticism, and interpretation. The examination will consist of two papers.

The subject for examination for the Canon Hall Senior Prize (£300) will be the New Testament in the original Greek in respect of the translation, criticism, interpretation, inspiration, and authority. The examination will consist of three papers.

The subject for examination for the Hall-Houghton Senior Prize (£300) will be the Septuagint version of the Old Testament (three papers will be set); and for the Junior Prize (£200) such book or books of the Septuagint version of the Old Testament as shall have been previously named by the trustees (two papers will be set). Both examinations will be concerned with the twofold aspect of the Septuagint, retrospectively as regards the Hebrew Bible, and prospectively as regards the Greek Testament.

The subject for examination for the Houghton Syriac Version Prize (£300) will be the ancient versions of the Holy Scriptures in Syriac in respect of translation, criticism, and interpretation, with special reference to such books as shall have been previously named by the trustees. The examination will consist of two papers.

Candidates for the Canon Hall Junior Prize, and for the Hall-Houghton Junior Prize, must be members of the University who are reading for a Final Honour School, or are at the time of the examination for the prizes within one term of having sat a Final Honour School.

Candidates for the Canon Hall Senior Prize, and for the Hall-Houghton Senior Prize, must be members of the University of not more than twenty-four terms' standing.

Candidates for the Houghton Syriac Version Prize must be members of the University of not more than twenty-one terms' standing.

No prize can be awarded twice to the same person.

Candidates must send in their names to the Mrs E.A. Macallister, Humanities Divisional Office, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, on or before Friday, 30 May.

The set texts are:

For the Senior Septuagint Prize:

The Septuagint, with special reference to

(1) Numbers ix--xxiv

(2) Ezekiel i--x

(3) Ben Sira (Ecclesiasticus) xxxviii--li

The prescribed text being the Göttingen Septuaginta edition (Numbers, vol. 3/1; Ezekiel, vol. 16/1; Ben Sira, vol. 12/2).

For the Junior Septuagint Prize:

The Septuagint version of

(1) Genesis i--ix

(2) Isaiah lx--lxvi

The prescribed text being the edition by Rahlfs.

For the Syriac Prize:

(1) Psalms, cxx--cl (Peshitta version)

(2) Mark, chapters i--x (Peshitta and Old Syriac versions)

(3) Acts, chapters i--xv (British and Foreign Bible Society edition)

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ELDON LAW SCHOLARSHIP 2004

The Board of the Faculty of Law announces that the Eldon Law Scholarship, value not less than £4,750 per annum, is awarded annually to be held for up to two years.

Candidates must be members of the University who:

(a) have passed the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or for the Degree of Magister Juris; and

(b) have either been placed in the First Class or been awarded a distinction in one or other of these examinations or in Honour Moderations or have gained one of the Chancellor's Prizes; and

(c) intend to follow the profession of the Law; and

(d) have applied for one of the scholarships either before, or within two years next following, the date of their call to the Bar.

Candidates will be required to sign a declaration that they intend to practise at the Bar in the United Kingdom.

Until they have been called to the Bar, scholars must produce proof that they have regularly kept their terms, unless prevented by illness, at one of the Inns of Court.

In general the policy of the awarding committee is to give preference to a candidate who has completed his or her Oxford education, and will, at the date of the interview, be undertaking the vocational stage of training prior to entry into pupillage.

Applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, must be sent to the Secretary of the Eldon Committee (on a form obtainable from him—e-mail: ray.morris@law.ox.ac.uk), Law Faculty Office, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL, not later than Friday, 31 October 2003, in a sealed envelope marked `Eldon Scholarship Application'. The Eldon Law Scholarship Committee will summon those candidates they wish to interview in Oxford on Saturday, 7 February 2004.

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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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OXFORD CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

McDonnell Visiting Fellowships

The McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience is closely integrated with the Medical Research Council Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at Oxford and supports work on many aspects of brain research relevant to human cognition in several departments at Oxford University as well as at other institutions.

The McDonnell Centre encourages work in all areas of cognitive neuroscience across all relevant disciplines and embraces research on experimental, theoretical, and clinical studies of perceptual analysis, memory, language, and motor control, including philosophical approaches to cognition. Current and fuller information on the Centre is available on the Web at http://www.cogneuro.ox.ac.uk.

The Centre offers several forms of support including Visiting Fellowships for distinguished researchers from overseas or elsewhere in Britain who wish to work within the Oxford Centre for periods between a week and several months. A Visiting Fellowship can include a modest grant to help with costs of travel and accommodation (but not a stipend), and to pay a bench fee to the host department.

Applications for Visiting Fellowships may be submitted either by a member of the Oxford Centre, or by the intended visitor. There is no special form for applications but they should include the following information: name, address, and status of applicant (in the form of a very brief curriculum vitae); names and addresses of collaborators in Oxford; a brief description (a page or two) of the proposed research; a list of any publications that have already resulted from the area of research; an outline plan of visit/s and expenditure, with total estimated budget, other sources of funding and the amount requested

Applications can be submitted at any time (e-mail is acceptable) to Sally Harte (Administrative Secretary), McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: Oxford (2)72497, fax: (2)72488, e-mail: admin@cogneuro.ox.ac.uk).

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MUSICAL EVENTS

St Anne's College

Student recitals

DANIEL SWAIN will give a flute recital of the following works at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 May, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College: Debussy, Cathédrale engloutie; Brahms, Three Intermezzi, op. 117; Chopin, Ballade, op. 47. Admission is free.


St Hilda's College

Student recitals

The following recitals will be held at 6 p.m. on the days show in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. Admission is free.

Tue. 20 May. RUTH SUNDERLAND (flute), and VICTORIA DAVIES (piano): Thomas Dunhill, Suite; David Heath, Out of the Cool; Jacques Ibert, Piece; Henri Dutilleux, Sonatine.

Wed. 21 May. RACHEL PARRIS (piano): Schubert, Impromptu in G flat major; Debussy, Sarabande; Brahms, Rhapsody in G minor. SARAH URRY (flute): Doppler, Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy; Gluck, Dance of the Blessed Spirits. AMY WEIN (viola): Brahms, Sonata for Viola and Piano in E flat (movements 1 and 2); Hindemith, Meditation.

Wed. 4 June. HELEN CLARKE (flute): Martinu, First Sonata; C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in A minor for flute solo; Eldin Burton: Sonatina.

Wed. 18 June. VICTORIA SMITH (piano): Beethoven, Sonata in C minor (op. 10, no. 1); Brahms, Intermezzo (op. 118, no. 2); Schumann, Arabesque; Mathias, Toccata all danza.

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