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The Social Sciences Board is undertaking a review of the Faculty of Law as part of its programme of regular rolling reviews of units under its aegis. The Head of Division, Mr D.A. Hay, will chair the review committee, the terms of reference of which are:

(i) To review the quality of teaching and research in the Faculty of Law by reference to international standards of excellence, and having regard to the University's Mission Statement and Corporate Plan and to the divisional plan.

(ii) To review the organisational and management structures in Law including such matters as academic and non-academic planning and recruitment; accommodation and future space needs; and the relationship between the sub-units within the unit, and between the unit and cognate subject areas and colleges with which it is involved in teaching and/or research.

(iii) To review progress made in response to the last review and to identify any further action required in the light of changed circumstances during the period since that review.

(iv) To make recommendations to the divisional board, bearing in mind where there are financial implications the level of resources likely to be available within the University and possible alternative ways of raising funds to implement them.

(v) To refer the recommendations to the Planning and Resources Committee and the Educational Policy and Standards Committee as appropriate.

The membership of the committee is as follows:

Mr Donald Hay, Head of the Social Sciences Division

Professor Ewan McKendrick, Lady Margaret Hall

Professor David Robertson, St Hugh's College

Professor Andrew Goudie, Master of St Cross College

Professor John Phillips, King's College London

Professor David Feldman, University of Cambridge

Professor Jane Stapleton, ANU

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary of the review committee, Ms M.A. Robertson, Social Sciences Division, 34 St Giles', by 11 June 2004.

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Ashmolean Museum

Vivien Leigh Prize

A prize of £300 is offered by the Ashmolean Museum from the Vivien Leigh Fund for a two-dimensional work of art on paper, not exceeding 55 by 40 centimetres, by an undergraduate member of the University. The work will be chosen, if a work of sufficient merit is submitted, by the Keeper of Western Art in the Ashmolean Museum, from work submitted to the Print Room by Wednesday, 16 June, or work exhibited at the annual degree show at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. It is a condition of the award that the winning work be given to the Ashmolean.

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St John's College and the Centre for Portuguese Language/Instituto Camoes

Cancellation of concert

The organisers regret to announce that, for reasons outside their control, the concert of Portuguese music scheduled for Saturday, 5 June, has had to be cancelled.

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DOUGLAS B. HOLT (AB Stanford, MBA Chicago, PH.D. Northwestern), Associate Professor, Harvard Business School, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 July 2004.

Professor Holt will be a fellow of Worcester College.

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MICHAEL HUGH TEMPEST SHERINGHAM (BA, PH.D. Kent at Canterbury), Professor of French, Royal Holloway, University of London, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2004.

Professor Sheringham will be a fellow of All Souls College.

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