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Oxford University Gazette, 6 October 2005: Notices


Review of the Oxford University Museum of the History of Science

As part of the University's programme of regular departmental reviews, the University Museum of the History of Science will be reviewed during Michaelmas Term by a panel appointed by the Pro-0Vice-0Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections) and chaired by the Master of St Cross College.

The panel's terms of reference are:

'To consider the development of the Museum of the History of Science since the 1991 review, particularly in the light of implications for the running of the museum and for its strategic planning of any significant changes in the University, or wider, context since then, and to make recommendations as appropriate.'

Anyone wishing to make a submission to the review panel should send it by 7 November to the panel's secretary, Mr C.M.M. Shaw, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail:

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University of Oxford: Draft Corporate Plan 2005–6 to 2009–10: corrections

Since publication of the University's draft corporate plan, the need for two minor corrections to the draft text has become clear, and the following amendments will therefore be incorporated into the final version of the plan in due course.

Paragraph 35 : In the final text of the document, para. 35, which was inserted to give examples of recent initiatives reflecting the diversity and dynamism of research activity in the University, will be deleted, and an amended version will be inserted which more accurately reflects developments at the time the plan is finalised.

Paragraph 37 : The reference in the final sentence to 'Materials and Physics' will be deleted, to avoid any implication that the reference to 'less successful department and faculties' in the first sentence of that paragraph refers to Materials and Physics, which have been the subject of additional investment for other reasons.

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Language Centre

Course registration procedures 2005–6

Full details of all courses are available on the Web site at or by calling at the Language Centre in person. Please study them carefully before registering.

English for Academic Studies (EFL)

Classes start in Week 1 (week beginning 10 October). Registration will take place in Week 0 (week beginning 3 October) during normal office hours, 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

OPAL (The Oxford Programme in Languages)

Classes start in Week 2 (week beginning 17 October). Application may be made at any time during opening hours in Week 0 or Week 1, preferably by the end of Wednesday, 12 October.

Languages for Study and Research (LASR) 2005–6

Classes start in Week 2 (week beginning 17 October). Those who are eligible for priority, primarily those needing a language course for reasons of study or research, should obtain a priority registration form, which must be returned to the Language Centre in person by 12 noon on Wednesday, 12 October. Non-0priority places will be allocated on a random selection basis at the end of Week 1, following the initial registration period of Monday 10 October to Wednesday, 12 October. Registration forms may be handed in at the Language Centre (in person only; no posted, faxed or e-0mailed registration forms will be accepted) at any time between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on these three days and must be checked by a member of the Language Centre staff before acceptance. Registrations received after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 October, will automatically be allocated to the waiting list for a course if no places are available.

Language Centre Library and Independent Study Area

The Library's collection of audio/video cassettes, books and computer programs covers over 130 languages. The Self-0Study Area has rooms equipped with listening and viewing facilities for individual work and computer based learning resources. New users should aim to arrive shortly before 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. to register and attend an orientation session.

The Language Centre is open from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m., Monday–Friday during 0th Week, and from 9.30 a.m. to 8 p.m. (6.30 p.m. on Friday) in full term, as well as from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday in full term.

Further details of all 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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St John's College and Colin Carr

The following concerts will be held as shown in the Auditorium, St John's College.

Admission is free. Programmes are available from the Porters' Lodge, but reserved for members of the college until about ten days before the event. Each programme is valid as an admission ticket until ten minutes before the event; any vacant seats will then be filled from the door.

Wednesday, 26 October. MARK PESKANOV (violin) and DEBORGE PINNINTON (singer): works by Bach, Schubert, and Paganini.

Friday, 25 November. THE PANOCHA QUARTET with ROY HOWAT (piano): works by Mozart, Janácek, and Fauré.

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