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Oxford University Gazette, 27 November 2008: Notices


Gazette publication arrangements

Members of the University are asked to note that the final Gazettes of the present term will be published on 4, 11, and 18 December. Publication for Hilary Term will begin on 15 January. The usual deadlines will apply.

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Language Centre

Key Issues in Academic Writing

Monday, 8 December–Friday, 12 December, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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 Michaelmas Term course.

Topics dealt with include: linking ideas, signalling logical relations, choosing tenses, expressing levels of certainty, and taking an appropriate stance. Further information may be found at

To register for this course contact, telephone Oxford (2)83360, or visit the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road. The registration fee is £100.

'Catch-up, brush-up' courses

Monday, 8 December–Friday, 12 December

The Language Centre is offering a series of fourteen-hour intensive courses for those still on waiting lists and for those who wish to refresh their language skills. The programme is similar to that covered in the Michaelmas Term LASR courses.

French beginners: Monday–Friday, afternoons (times to be confirmed)

French lower intermediate: Monday–Thursday, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.

French intermediate: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

German beginners: Monday–Thursday, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Italian beginners: Monday–Thursday, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Mandarin beginners: Monday–Thursday, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Spanish beginners: Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

Spanish lower intermediate: Tuesday–Thursday, 1 a.m.–4.30 p.m., and Friday, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.

The registration fee per course is £20 for students, £40 for staff, £65 for visiting students and academic visitors, and £100 for non-members of the University.

Further information and registration forms may be obtained from James Matejtschuk, Assistant Administrator, Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road (e-mail:

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Professorship of Botany and Sherardian Professorship-elect

LIAM DOLAN, B.SC M.SC Dub, PH.D Pennsylvania, Project Leader, Cell Patterning, Morphogenesis and Evolution in Plants, Department of Cell and Developmental Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich, and Honorary Professor of Biology, University of East Anglia, has been appointed to the Professorship of Botany with effect from 1 September 2009.

On the retirement of Professor H.G. Dickinson, Professor Dolan will assume the Sherardian Professorship of Botany.

Professor Dolan will be a fellow of Magdalen College.

Recognition of Distinction

The following title has been conferred by the Vice-Chancellor on behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee:

S. FAULKNER, MA D.PHIL Oxf, University Lecturer in Inorganic Chemistry and Fellow of Keble College: Professor of Chemistry, with effect from 1 September 2008.

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