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Intensive language courses

Saturday and Sunday morning 22--23 May and 5--6 June

The Language Centre will be running four short weekend courses this term. Each course will consist of eight hours' tuition and last from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., with a half-hour break on both Saturday and Sunday. The emphasis will be on speaking and listening. The courses are as follows:

22–3 May: Italian (Beginners and Lower Intermediate)

22–3 May: German (Beginners and Intermediate)

5–6 June: French (Beginners, Lower Intermediate and Upper Intermediate)

5–6 June: Spanish (Beginners [waiting list only] and Lower Intermediate)

Fees: £35 for student members of the University and other full-time students; £45 members of Congregation and members of staff; £55 others.

Further details and booking information for these courses and all other Language Centre courses and activities may be obtained from the Information Officer, Angela Pinkney, at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, e-mail, Web pages at Opening hours in full term: Monday–Thursday 9.30 a.m.–8 p.m., Friday 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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Balliol College: The Balliol Concerts

CARLOS ARDILA (piano): programme of traditional South American music, with students from Balliol College, the hall, Balliol, 9 p.m., Sunday, 16 May.

EDITHA KONWITSCHNY (violin) and LLYR WILLIAMS (piano) perform music by Schubert and Janácek, the hall, Balliol, 9 p.m., Sunday, 30 May.

Keble College

DAVID OWEN NORRIS performs a programme of works including Beethoven, Sonata in C minor, op. 13 (Pathétique); Brahms, Six Piano Pieces, op. 118; Tippett, Sonata no. 1; and Elgar, Concert Allegro, at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 22 May, in the O'Reilly Theatre, Keble College. Tickets, costing £5, will be available on the door, or may be obtained in advance from the Warden's PA, Keble College (telephone: Oxford (2)72700, e-mail:

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The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Divisional Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Physics upon PROFESSOR R. ROBERTS (B.SC., PH.D.), formerly head of the Particle Physics Theory Group, the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, for a period of three years from 1 May 2004.

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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 a period of three years from 1 October 2004.

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