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ROGER GOODMAN, MA, D.PHIL. (BA Durham), Fellow of St Antony's College and University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Japan, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2003.

Dr Goodman will remain a fellow of St Antony's College.

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Appointment of Head of Department

The Social Sciences Board has reappointed DR M.F.E. PHILP, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL. (BA Bradford, M.SC. Leeds) as Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations with effect from 1 August 2003 until 31 July 2005.

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The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Stem Cell Biology on T. ENVER (B.SC., PH.D. London), currently Chairman, Section of Gene Function and Regulation, Institute of Cancer Research, for a period of five years from 1 July 2003.

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

Professorship of Geography
The Principal of Linacre           Mr Vice-Chancellor[1]
The Principal of Hertford          ex officio
Professor A.C. Imeson              Council
Professor Sir Ron Cooke             Council                  
Professor D. Sugden                Life and Environmental                                        
                                      Sciences Board
Professor G.L. Clark               Life and Environmental                                         
                                      Sciences Board
Professor P.C. Newell              Life and Environmental                                         
                                      Sciences Board 
Dr K. Willis                       Life and Environmental                                         
                                      Sciences Board
Mr R. Van Noorden                  Hertford 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).

                                        Appointed by

Professorship of Human Geography
Mr Vice-Chancellor                 ex officio
The President of St John's         ex officio
Professor S. Smith                 Council
Professor A.J. Scott               Council                 
Professor R. Munton                Life and Environmental                                        
                                      Sciences Board
Professor G.L. Clark               Life and Environmental                                         
                                      Sciences Board
Professor P.C. Newell              Life and Environmental                                         
                                      Sciences Board
Dr E. Swyngedouw                   Life and Environmental                                        
                                      Sciences Board
Dr J. Langton                      St John's College

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

Isis Innovation, a wholly-owned company of the University, was established in 1988. The company has been formed to exploit know-how arising out of research funded by the UK Government through the Research Councils and funded by other bodies where the rights are not tied. The function of the company is to ensure that the results of research bring rewards to Oxford, and to the inventors, who are given a financial incentive for exploitation.

Isis seeks licensees willing to pay lump sums and/or royalties for the use of know-how arising out of research. Isis also exploits the intellectual property of the University by setting up individual companies using venture capital or development capital funds.

Isis' services are also available to individuals who wish to exploit the results of research supported by non-Research Council sources, when there are no prior conditions on the handling of the intellectual property rights. Isis Innovation has at its disposal a small pre- seedcorn fund for paying the costs of protecting intellectual property rights and for taking work to a stage where its potential can be assessed.

Isis finds industrial partners to ensure that new ideas can be developed for market requirements. The company has established the Oxford Innovation Society for major industrial companies, so that they can have a window on Oxford technology and an opportunity to license and invest where appropriate.

A brochure explaining Isis' activities is available. If you wish to receive a copy, please contact Isis (details below).

Members of the University should contact the Managing Director if they wish to take advantage of the services that Isis provides. (Telephone: (2)80830, fax: (2)80831, e-mail:, Internet:

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Spectacular impressions—Old Master prints: Thursday, 29 May, 9.45 a.m.–4 p.m. Explore the development and techniques of printmaking, including fifteenth-century single-sheet woodcuts and prints from Mantegna to Dürer, Rembrandt, and Callot, through lectures, seminars, and tours.

The cost is £20 (£18 for Friends of the Ashmolean, £6 for full-time students and ES40 holders). For further details and to book telephone the Education Service on Oxford (2)78015.

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Exhibition now open

Mark Rowan-Hull: new paintings. Abstract paintings which focus on the visualisation of music, in particular the works of Olivier Messiaen (until 5 June)

Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m., subject to college commitments. Intending visitors should first telephone the college (Oxford (2)74100).

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Exhibition open

Face the Music II: Handel and his contemporaries—an exhibition of Music Faculty portraits


Tuesday, 3 June, 1–1.45 p.m. Music from the Berlin Court by C.P.E. Bach, Benda, Frederick the Great, and J.S. Bach, with Joshua Getzler (baroque flute) and Francis Knights (clavichord).

13--18 July. A week's course on bow-making. To book, contact Andrew Bellis on 01202 534360.

28 June, Dennis Arnold Hall, 4 p.m. Clavichord recital, with Paul Simmonds. Admission free.

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The Hertford College Orchestra, Chamber Choir, and Jazz Band will perform Walton's Crown Imperial Coronation March, Vaughan Williams' English Folk Song Suite, Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4, a selection of English madrigals and anthems, and Bill Reddie's Channel One Suite, at 8 p.m. on Friday, 23 May, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets, costing £5 (concessions £3), will be available at the door, or may be bought in advance from Hertford College Lodge.

Sir Nicholas Jackson and the London Concertante will perform Bach's The Musical Offering at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, 31 May, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets, costing £7.50 (concessions £5) are available from Tickets Oxford at the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 305305), and may also be purchased at the door.

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Courses, Trinity Term and Long Vacation

Fifth week

Using Spreadsheets for Data Management: Tuesday, 27 May--3 June, 9.15 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

ECDL: Drop-in Sessions: Thursday, 29 May, 10 a.m.--1 p.m.

Working with Digital Images in PhotoShop (Advanced): Thursday, 29 May, 2--5 p.m.

Advanced Topics in PowerPoint (2000): Thursday, 29 May, 9.15 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

Sixth week

Introduction to SAS (v. 8.2): Monday, 2 June, and Tuesday, 3 June, 9.15 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

Essential Access (2000): Monday, 2 June--16 June, 9.15 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

Introduction to Flash: Monday, 2 June, 2--5 p.m.

Essential Web Publishing Skills: Tuesday, 3 June--1 July, 2--5 p.m.

Introduction to FrontPage (2000): Tuesday, 3 June, 12.30--1.30 p.m.

ECDL: Drop-in Sessions: Thursday, 5 June, 10 a.m.--1 p.m.

Getting to Grips with Frontpage: Thursday, 5 June, 9.15 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

Using EndNote to Create Bibliographies (v.6): Friday, 6 June, 2--5 p.m.

GNU/Linux for the Home and Office User: Friday, 6 June, 9.15 a.m.--5 p.m.

Seventh week

Effective Web Searching: Tuesday, 10 June, 1230--1.30 p.m.

Introduction to Poster Design using Pagemaker (v6.5): Wednesday, 11 June, 10.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.

ECDL: Drop-in Sessions: Thursday, 12 June, 10 a.m.--1 p.m.

Creating Interactive Web Pages: Friday, 13 June--27 June, 9.15 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

CV Surgery: Friday, 13 June, 2 p.m.--5 p.m.

Eighth week

Analysing Data with Excel: Tuesday, 17 June, 9.15 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

Remote Access to Oxford with VPN: Tuesday, 17 June, 12.30--1.30 p.m.

Introduction to Document Preparation using LaTeX: Tuesday, 17 June, 2--5 p.m.

ECDL: Drop-in Sessions: Thursday, 19 June, 10 a.m.--1 p.m.

Ninth week

Introduction to SPSS for Windows (v.10): Monday, 23 June, 9.15 a.m.--5 p.m.

Tenth week

ECDL: Drop-in Sessions: Thursday, 3 July, 10 a.m.--1 p.m.

Eleventh week

ECDL: Drop-in Sessions, Final session this term: Thursday, 10 July, 10 a.m.--1 p.m.

Unix Systems Administration Seminars: Thursday, 10 July, 12.30--1.30

Twelfth week

Essential IT Skills: Basics and Beyond for Administrative Staff: Tuesday, 15 July, 9.15 a.m. --5 p.m.

Thirteenth week

VLE Workshop. Run by JISC at OUCS, Wednesday, 23 July.

Word (2000): Mail Merge for Administrative Staff: Thursday, 24 July, 10 a.m.--12 noon.

Word (2000): Styles and Table of Contents for Administrative Staff: Thursday, 24 July, 1--3 p.m.

Word (2000): Tables, Tabs, and Indents for Administrative Staff: Friday, 25 July, 10 a.m.-- 12 noon.

Word (2000): Mail Merge for Administrative Staff: Friday, 25 July, 1--3 p.m.

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