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COMMITTEE ON STATUTES BEFORE THE PRIVY COUNCIL

1 Notice of proposed consent to the amendments to the Statutes of Magdalen College

The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, acting under authority delegated to it by Council, is minded to give consent on behalf of the University to the amendments to Statutes II, V, and XXII of Magdalen College as approved by the Governing Body on 30 April 2003, in so far 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, 30 June.

The effects of the amendments are to prescribe the manner in which notice of certain meetings is given, to make amendments to provisions for pre-election of the President, and to prescribe a new retirement age for the President and protect vested rights.

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2 Notice of proposed consent to the amendments to the Statutes of Wadham College

The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, acting under authority delegated to it by Council, is minded to give consent on behalf of the University to the amendments to Statutes I, II, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, and XII of Wadham College as approved by the Governing Body on 26 June 2003, in so far 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, 30 June.

The effects of the amendments are to update the Statutes and remove obsolete material; to make changes to the eligibility to certain fellowships, residents' requirements, and the provision of residential accommodation; to allow the college to divide the bursarship and the senior tutorship between more than two persons; to clarify the role of tutors; and to address certain miscellaneous matters.

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EDWARD HALL PROFESSORSHIP OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE

ALAN MARK POLLARD (BA, D.PHIL. York), Professor of Archaeological Sciences, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), University of Bradford, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2004.

Professor Pollard will be a fellow of Linacre College.

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GAZETTE PUBLICATION ARRANGEMENTS

The remaining Gazettes of this year will be published on 27 June, 3 July, 17 July, and 31 July. Publication for 2003–4 will begin on 25 September. The usual deadlines will apply throughout.

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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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ISIS INNOVATION LTD

Technology Transfer

Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7SG

Isis Innovation Ltd is the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford, commercialising the research generated within and owned by the University. Established in 1988, Isis is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University, founded to evaluate, protect, and market the University's intellectual property (where there are no pre-existing exploitation arrangements). In 2002, Oxford University Consulting became part of Isis, matching business consulting needs with University researchers. Isis provides researchers with commercial advice, funds patent applications and legal costs, negotiates exploitation and spin-out company agreements, and identifies and manages consultancy opportunities for University researchers. Isis works on projects from all areas of the University's research activities including the life sciences, physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Isis welcomes contact from any researcher interested in technology transfer and consultancy opportunities. Visit www.isis-innovation.com to learn more about Isis' activities, including its portfolio of technologies and spin-out companies, and to see the `Information for Oxford Researchers' resource.

For more information contact one of Isis' Group Heads: Linda Naylor, Life Sciences (telephone: (2)80910, e-mail: linda.naylor@isis.ox.ac.uk); David Baghurst, Physical Sciences (telephone: (2)80858, e-mail: david.baghurst@isis.ox.ac.uk); or Mark Taylor, Business Innovation and Consulting (telephone: (2)80824, e-mail: mark.taylor@isis.ox.ac.uk).

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