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Oxford University Gazette, 27 April 2006: Notices


The Proctors

Amendment to Administrative Regulations for Candidates in University Examinations

The Proctors have made a change, with immediate effect, to section 3 of their Administrative Regulations for Candidates in University Examinations (Proctors' Regulations 1 of 2005) as detailed below. The change (shown in italics) is intended to clarify the circumstances in which a submitted written exercise may be withdrawn and revised.

The amended text is:

'3. It is the responsibility of each candidate to ensure that he or she hands in all the material that he or she wishes to be considered by the examiners and to comply with regulations relating to the submission of written work such as dissertations, essays and project reports. Once a candidate has submitted a piece of written work he or she may not withdraw that piece of work and substitute a revised version in the same examination without the Proctors' consent.'

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International Gender Studies Centre

Establishment of University Women and Gender Studies Resource Network

The International Gender Studies Centre (IGS, Queen Elizabeth House) has set up an Oxford University Women and Gender Studies Resource Network. The site will provide a much needed and centralised channel of communication, information and resource. The IGS Network is intended primarily but not exclusively for members of the University, teachers, researchers or students with an interest in gender and women studies. The mailing list will have multiple functions. Members will be able to inform (or ask) each other about existing or forthcoming seminars, lectures, conferences and workshops or keep abreast of each other's research. All those interest in the Network are invited to subscribe to the mailing list (e-mail: or to visit the IGS Web site,

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Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Strategy Programme

Open Meeting, 18 May

The ICT Strategy Programme will publish (via a first draft of the ICT Strategic Plan on 12 May 2006.

There will be an open consultation meeting at which the draft ICT Strategic Plan will be presented together with an opportunity for questions and discussion. Participation will be particularly welcome from those who are not ICT specialists as well as from those who are more closely engaged with ICT.

The meeting will take place on Thursday, 18 May, 2–4 p.m., in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School.

As space is limited, staff or student members wishing to attend are asked to register their interest by e-mail to, stating name and college/department affiliation. An agenda for the meeting will be published online and as an insert to the Gazette on 4 May.

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Language Centre

LASR Language Classes

The Language Centre runs classes in French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Welsh throughout the year starting in October. There are now a number of places available, especially at higher levels, in most languages; for French and Spanish it is possible to join a waiting list. Details of courses, levels and times can be found at For information on places available, please consult cesposterweb.htm (best viewed with Internet Explorer), or e-mail or telephone the Language Centre reception on (2)83360.

Intensive Weekend Language Courses in Trinity Term 2006

The Language Centre will be running four weekend language courses in Trinity Term 2006. Each course will consist of eight hours' tuition and last from 9 a.m. to 1 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:

May 20–1: German (Beginners and Intermediate)

May 20–1: Spanish (Beginners and Lower Intermediate)

June 3–4: French (Beginners, Lower Intermediate and Upper Intermediate)

June 3–4: Italian (Beginners and Lower Intermediate)

The fee will be £38 for student members of the University and other full-time students, £49 for members of Congregation and members of staff, and £60 to non-members.

Library and Independent Study Facilities

The Library's collection of audio/video cassettes, books and computer programs covers over 135 languages. The independent-study area has rooms equipped with listening and viewing facilities, including DVD and VHS video players plus live satellite broadcasting, 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.

Further details of all courses and activities may be obtained from Rebecca Landless at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, e-mail:, Web pages:

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Balliol College

The Balliol Concerts

The following concerts will be given at 9 p.m. on Sundays in Balliol College. Admission is free and all members of the University are welcome to attend.

30 Apr.: the Stephen Temple Memorial Concert. CHETHAM'S BRASS QUARTET will perform works by Bach, Berlioz, Bernstein, Gabrieli, Koetsier, Vitali, and others.

14 May: the John Farmer Memorial Concert. CHARIVARI AGRÉABLE will perform works by C.P.E. Bach, Telemann, and Kress.

28 May: Members' Concert. HUGH CROSTHWAIT (piano), PAULINA SLIWA (alto), and OLIVE THOMAS (piano) will perform Ravel, Gaspard de la nuit; Liszt, Sonata in B minor; and Schumann, Frauenliebe und - leben.

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Queen's College

DAVID CROWN (baritone) and SHOLTO KYNOCH (piano) will perform Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, 18 May, in the chapel, Queen's College. Admission at the door will cost £9 (concessions £6, students £3; members of the college admitted free). Enquiries and requests for reservations should be directed to

THE CHOIR OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE (dir. Owen Rees) will perform 'Music for a summer evening', including A Garland for the Queen, madrigals, and part-songs, at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 8 June, in the chapel and the Fellows' Garden, Queen's College. Admission will cost £7 (concessions £5, students £4). Enquiries and requests for reservations should be directed to

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. Further details may be found at ic/.

3 May: Elizabeth Burgess, Church of St Mary Magdalen, Oxford

10 May: James Parsons, Oundle International Festival

17 May: Rebecca Rollett, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh

24 May: Charlotte Phillips, Queen's College

31 May: Timothy Morris, Radley College

7 June: Malcolm Archer, St Paul's Cathedral; David Bednall, Wells Cathedral.

14 June: Jessica Cottis, Tonbridge School

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