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The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Evidence-Based Medicine on P.P. GLASZIOU (MB, BS, PH.D. Queensland), Professor in Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Queensland, for a period of three years from 1 December 2002.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Immunology on L. FUGGER (MD, PH.D., D.M.SC. Copenhagen), Clinical Scientist in the MRC Human Immunology Unit, Oxford, for a period of three years from 1 December 2002.

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

The Principal of St Anne's
(Chairman)                         Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Warden of St Antony's          ex officio
Professor T.C. Bestor              Council
Professor V. Shue                  Council
Professor C. Hood                  Social Sciences Board
Mr L. Whitehead                    Area and Development Studies Committee
Professor W.W. Kelly               Area and Development Studies Committee
Dr M. Rebick                       Area and Development Studies Committee
Dr A. Waswo                        St Antony'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).

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The final Gazettes of term will appear on 5, 12, and 19 December. Publication for Hilary Term will begin on 16 January. The usual deadlines will apply.

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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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Forthcoming exhibition

Forty Years On: an exhibition of photographs by Mr Fred Jarvis (in the dining hall until 13 December; open weekdays, 2–5 p.m.)

Mr Jarvis has chronicled the fortieth anniversary year of the college with this collection of photographs. The event is part of the series of events staged at the college in celebration of its fortieth anniversary and the centenary of the birth of the architect Arne Jacobsen.

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Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the University Club will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday, 2 December, in the club. Members are urged to attend. Agendas are available at the club.

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