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STATUTES APPROVED BY HER MAJESTY IN COUNCIL

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 8 May 2003 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the Statutes (i) amending the new University Statutes, printed in Gazette, p. 183 (approved by Congregation, p. 250), and (ii) concerning the power to suspend regulations, printed in Gazette, p. 473 (approved by Congregation, p. 516).

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JOHN G. WINANT VISITING PROFESSORSHIP OF AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

H. GEORGE FREDERICKSON (PH.D. Southern California), Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, University of Kansas, has been appointed to the visiting professorship for the academic year 2003–4.

Professor Frederickson will be a fellow of Balliol College.

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RECONFERMENTS OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor of Computer Science upon PROFESSOR DONALD KNUTH, Professor Emeritus of the Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University, for a further period from 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2006, and has reconferred the title of Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Engineering Design on MR R.H. BOOTH (B.SC. Birmingham), for a further period from 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2006.

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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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COMMITTEE FOR THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

Annual Report 2001–2

The Annual Report for 2001–2 of the Committee for the Pitt Rivers Museum has recently been published, and a copy may be obtained by any member of Congregation on request to the Administrator of the Museum, Parks Road.

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BOTANIC GARDEN AND HARCOURT ARBORETUM

Midsummer Madness at the Harcourt Arboretum

A day of celebration will be held on Saturday, 21 June, in the Harcourt Arboretum. Day tickets, giving admission to all events, cost £25 (children £20; family ticket £85). Further information about these events may be obtained from the Botanic Garden (contact details above).

Up with the larks (5 a.m.): an ornithologist identifies common birds in the dawn chorus. (£6; children £4)

The sky's the limit (one-hour tour at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.): a guided tour of the Arboretum. (£5)

The Global Forest—Promenade Theatre performance (one hour, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.): a promenade theatre performance celebrating the cultural diversity of the tree collection. (£3)

Family fun picnic (12 noon–2 p.m.): with jugglers, stilt walkers, and other entertainments for children. (£7.50; family ticket £25)

Romeo and Juliet (7 p.m.): performed by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company. (£12, children £8)

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