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Oxford University Gazette, 26 May 2005: Notices


Integration of International Development Centre Library and Social Science Library

In line with the plans of the Social Sciences Division for consolidation of library services, the International Development Centre Library at Queen Elizabeth House will move to the Social Science Library, Manor Road, during the summer 2005. IDC stock of some 40,000 books (including economics, politics and sociology texts) will be reclassified and interfiled into the main SSL book sequence. Other items, including journals and discussion and working papers, will also move to the SSL unless they duplicate existing SSL holdings.

The provisional timetable for the move is as follows:

  • The International Development Centre Library will be closed from 6 July in preparation for its move to the Social Science Library.
  • The Social Science Library will offer a limited service from 15 August to 3 September. Opening times will be 9 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday (closed on Bank Holiday Monday, 29 August), and services will be restricted to a temporary eight-seat reading room and limited fetching service from the stacks.
  • The Social Science Library (including the collections from the International Development Centre Library) will resume a full library service on 5 September.

Readers are advised to consult for more information including arrangements for lending and reference-use of the collections during this period. Any changes to the provisional schedule of the move will also be posted on this Web page.

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Language Centre

Essentials of Academic Writing (EAS), 20–24 June

The Language Centre is offering an intensive academic writing course in English for Academic Studies in ninth week of Trinity Term. This fifteen-hour course is specially designed for those who have time to take only one academic writing course. The course is suitable for academic visitors or others who may be in Oxford for a limited period only, as well as for those with very heavy schedules.

The programme combines the most essential elements of the material covered in the Michaelmas and Trinity Term courses. Topics dealt with include: text connection, information order, the use of articles, tenses, modal verbs, hedging, personal and impersonal forms.

Hours: Monday–Friday, 9.30 a.m.–12.45 p.m. Fee: £95.

English for Academic Visitors (EAS), 4–21 July

In July, the Language Centre is offering a three-week course for Academic Visitors. The general aim of the course is to improve participants' language skills so that they are able to make the most of their time in Oxford and to maximise the contribution that they are able to make in their field of expertise.

The course will help participants develop their English oral skills in academic and social situations and will focus on conversational skills, expressing ideas and opinions clearly, accurately and fluently, understanding spoken English and giving spoken presentations, as well as revising basic grammatical structures and improving pronunciation.

Hours: Monday–Thursday, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m. Fee: £195.

Intensive language courses in French and Spanish, Saturday and Sunday morning, 5–6 June

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.

There are a few places remaining on most of the following courses:

French (Beginners, Lower Intermediate and Upper Intermediate)

Spanish (Beginners and Lower Intermediate)

Fees: £35 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, Rebecca Landless, at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, e-mail:, Web pages at

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Queen's College

Organ recitals

The following organ recitals will be given at 1.10 p.m. on Wednesdays in the chapel, Queen's College. Admission is free, with a retiring collection.

The recitals this term mark the fortieth anniversary of the Frobenius organ.

8 June : Iestyn Evans, London.

15 June : George Parsons, London.

Further details may be found on the college Web site,

Wolfson College

KATHRYN WHITNEY, mezzo-soprano, and LINDY TENNENT-BROWN, piano, will give a concert at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 June, in Wolfson College. This is a farewell concert, marking the end of Ms Whitney's tenure as Creative Arts Fellow in Music at Wolfson. The concert will feature the first public performance of Hélöise to Abelard by John McCabe.

Tickets may be obtained from Tickets Oxford at the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 305305, Web: Further information may be found at

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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.

Professorship of Modern History

                                        Appointed by

The Principal of Linacre                Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Provost of Worcester                ex officio
Professor G. Stedman Jones              Council
Ms J. Innes                             Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                        Humanities Board
Professor R. Evans                      Modern History Board
Dr C. Haigh                             Modern History Board
Professor R.J.W. Evans                  Modern History Board
Dr J. StevensonWorcester College

British Heart Foundation Professorship of Cardiovascular Physiology

                                        Appointed by

The Principal of Jesus                  Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Warden of Merton                    ex officio
Professor J.H. Coote                    Council
Professor K.E. Davies                   Council
Professor C. Ellory                     Medical Sciences Board
Professor H. Watkins                    Medical Sciences Board
Professor J.I. Bell                     Medical Sciences Board
Professor P.L. Weissberg                Medical Sciences Board
Professor D.J. Paterson                 Merton College

Donald Schultz Professorship of Turbomachinery

Amended notice

                                        Appointed by
The Principal of 
    Somerville                          Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Master of St 
    Catherine's                         ex officio
Professor P. Gostelow                   Council
Professor M. Giles                      Council
Professor K. Burnett                    Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Professor R.C. Darton                   Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Professor J. McGuirk                    Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Mr G. Hopkins                           Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Professor J. Foord                      St Catherine'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, Vol. 133, p. 108).

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