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Oxford University Gazette, 22 February 2007: Notices


Statutes Approved By Her Majesty in Council

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 7 February 2007 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the Statutes (i) amending the membership of Council, printed in Gazette, Vol. 136, p. 1110 (approved by Congregation on 13 June 2006, p. 1240); and (ii) amending the existing provisions governing the Glasstone Benefaction, printed in Gazette, Vol. 136, p. 838 (approved by Congregation on 25 April 2006, p. 936).

Oxford University Library Services

New Bodleian and Radcliffe Infirmary site library developments

The latest PowerPoint presentations on developing proposals for the remodelling of the New Bodleian Library and for the creation of a new library on the Radcliffe Infirmary site for Humanities, Area Studies and Mathematics can be viewed at ildings/oxford/new_bodleian oxford/ri_site

The presentations were given recently to the consultative groups set up by the Curators of the University Libraries.

Language Centre

Academic Writing (English for Academic Studies)—Writing a Thesis or Dissertation

The Language Centre is offering the above course in English for Academic Studies in ninth week of Hilary Term, 12–16 March. This one-week/fifteen-hour intensive course is specially designed to enable those with heavy schedules to take the course in academic writing. The programme is similar to that covered in the Hilary Term course. Topics dealt with include: writing a thesis introduction, discussion, conclusion and abstract, and reviewing the literature. The hours are 10 a.m.–1.15 p.m., Monday–Friday, and the cost is £98.

Intensive weekend courses in Trinity Term 2007

The Language Centre will be running weekend language courses during Trinity Term 2007. Italian and German will take place on 19–20 May at beginners' and lower intermediate levels. French and Spanish will take place on 2–3 June. French will run at beginners', lower intermediate and intermediate levels, whilst there will be a beginners' and a lower intermediate Spanish course. Each course will consist of eight hours' tuition and last from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday. Fees: £40 for students, £55 for visiting students, staff and spouses, £70 for others. Further details are available from the Language Centre.

Materials for Modern Languages Finalists

The Library maintains a complete set of Final Honour School, Listening Comprehension Examinations questions and texts (Modern Languages) in audio and print format, many dating back to 1978. In addition to the Listening Comprehension Examination, there are lists of Discourse Questions set over the past sixteen years. While some of the recent exams are on the OXAM Web site, many older papers are not. Other helpful materials include cinema and documentary films, back issues of newspapers and magazines, news clipping files, thematic videos based on the news, live satellite broadcasting and recent recordings of the news in several languages.

Information on 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 site:

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Regius Professorship of Ecclesiastical History

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed SARAH ROSEMARY IRVINE FOOT, MA, PH.D Camb, Professor of Early Medieval History, University of Sheffield, to the Regius Professorship of Ecclesiastical History with effect from 1 October 2007.

Professor Foot will be a Lay Canon of Christ Church.

Regius Professorship of Moral and Pastoral Theology

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed NIGEL JOHN BIGGAR, AM PH.D Chicago, MA Oxf, Master of Christian Studies, Regent College, Vancouver, Professor of Theology and Ethics, School of Religions and Theology, University of Dublin and Fellow, Trinity College, Dublin, and Canon of Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin, to the Regius Professorship of Moral and Pastoral Theology with effect from 1 October 2007.

Professor Biggar will be a Canon of Christ Church.

Conferment of the Title of Visiting Professor

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in General Practice on C.B. DEL MAR, MB B.CHIR Camb, B.SC. Salf, MD Queensland, for a period of three years from 1 March 2007.

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