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23rd October 2013

Serpentarius contains important information about what is happening in the Department and staff news. It is normally published fortnightly on Wednesdays during term-time.

Wednesday 23 October 2013

In this issue


Department News

Equipment Advisory Committee

Financial year 2013-14

You are invited to request funds for research, teaching and other equipment, using this application form, by 12.00 noon, Monday 11 November 2013.

Funds are available only from the University’s annual equipment grant, which this year is expected to be around £54,700 in total.  There are no additional HEFCE-derived supplementary funds (“CIF”) this year.

Priority may be given to proposals which can be considered strategic – that is, with cross-group and long-term benefit to the Department.

You are asked to confirm that where funds are awarded, you will be able to complete the purchase (including receipt of invoice) within six months of notification.

Applicants are asked to give an estimate of costs in the application form.  Successful applicants will then have to follow the normal purchasing rules as regards quotations and best value, before orders can be placed.


Staff News

Welcome to Jill Bourne, who joins us as interim Library Assistant, having previously worked as our cover Receptionist on a number of occasions.


University News

 Cambridge Festival of Ideas

Wed 23 October - Sun 3 November

Now in its sixth year, the Festival, which this year includes over 200 events for all ages and tastes, celebrates the rich contribution the arts, humanities and social sciences make to our culture and understanding of the world.

The theme this year is ‘Frontiers’, which explores how borders, boundaries and margins are being either challenged or reinforced around the world.

Bookings close 24 hours before the start of each event. For queries or to get tickets call 01223 766766 or book online.