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No 6252

Wednesday 25 January 2012

Vol cxlii No 17

pp. 400–421



5 February, Sunday. Preacher before the University at 11.15 a.m., Professor M. W. Dube, of the University of Botswana.

7 February, Tuesday. Discussion at 2 p.m. in the Senate-House (see below).

13 February, Monday. Lent Term divides.

Discussions at 2 p.m.


7 February

18 February, Saturday at 2 p.m.

21 February

24 March, Saturday at 10 a.m.

6 March

20 March

Notice of a Discussion on Tuesday, 7 February 2012

The Vice-Chancellor invites those qualified under the regulations for Discussions (Statutes and Ordinances, p. 107) to attend a Discussion in the Senate-House, on Tuesday, 7 February, at 2 p.m., for the discussion of:

1. Report of the General Board, dated 11 January 2012, on the establishment of an MRC Research Professorship of Biostatistics (Reporter, 2011–12, p. 388).

2. Report of the of the General Board, dated 23 December 2011, on the establishment of a Chong Hua Professorship of Chinese Development (Reporter, 2011–12, p. 389).

3. Report of the General Board, dated 11 January 2012, on the establishment of a Florence Nightingale Foundation Professorship of Clinical Nursing Research (Reporter, 2011–12, p. 390).

4. Report of the General Board, dated 11 January 2012, on the establishment of a Professorship of Statistics (Reporter, 2011–12, p. 391).

5. Report of the General Board, dated 11 January 2012, on future arrangements for the Interdisciplinary Centres in the School of the Humanities and Social Sciences (Reporter, 2011–12, p. 392).

6. Joint Report by the Council and the General Board, dated 23 January 2012 and 11 January 2012, on student membership of the two bodies (Reporter, 2011–12, p. 405).

University Computing Service: Notice by the Director

Teaching and other software on University Computing Service managed desktop systems including the Managed Cluster: call for requests for 2012–13

This Notice is addressed to all those who currently use or who are planning to use Computing Service Training Facilities or Managed Cluster Service (MCS) classrooms including MCS computers in Departments and Colleges (previously PWF), to support their teaching, whether for organized courses or for other Departmental or College teaching. It is also addressed to those desiring to use applications generally on these computers. It covers applications for all three platforms (MCS Linux, Windows, and Macintoshes).

Requests/removals of applications: Submission date

Requests for new applications or new versions of existing ones for the next academical year must reach the Desktop Services Manager at the University Computing Service (UCS) by Friday, 16 March 2012. To submit a request, please fill in the form at This applies for MCS Linux, Windows, and Macintosh applications. Please also fill in the form for those teaching applications that are no longer required, so that they can be removed.

It is regretted that late requests are unlikely to be met. The list of software that the Computing Service expects to be available for the start of the Michaelmas Term will be announced at by the division of the Easter Term.

Desktop Operating Systems

It is planned that the operating systems for all three platforms in 2012–13 will be:

MCS Linux



OS X 10.7


Windows XP and Windows 7

Please note that not all the applications on each platform will be automatically ported across to the latest desktop operating systems. Please be explicit when requesting applications for these OS’s.

The programme of installation of new software will start immediately after the end of Full Easter Term. Those teaching during the Long Vacation period should note that the installation of new versions of software during that period may have implications for them as the version available may change.

The full set of applications for 2012–13 is intended to be available from Tuesday, 28 August, so that those whose teaching depends on these applications can check that they work correctly and update course notes. This also allows for any necessary remedial action to be taken by UCS staff before the start of the Michaelmas Term.

For some applications the licence cost has to be borne by the institution requiring the software. The UCS can advise on costs; please enquire by email to Note also that a request for a new version from one institution may have cost implications for other institutions that also use the software. Consequently, those requesting software are asked to consider the financial implications of their requests for their institutions and for other institutions covered by the Managed Cluster Service.

CRASSH Graduate Research Groups and Faculty Research Groups: Notice

Graduate Research Groups

CRASSH (the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities) supports groups of graduate students working together with common interdisciplinary research interest, and can offer administrative assistance, funding, and a venue. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 25 April 2012. For further information, see

Faculty Research Groups

The Faculty Research Groups are CRASSH’s initiative to stimulate faculty research in emerging fields and support cross-disciplinary research groups with the potential for collaborative grant applications; administrative assistance, funding, and a venue can be provided. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 25 April 2012. For further information, see