1 February 1996

University Acts

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CONGREGATION 25 January

Election

On Thursday, 25 January, the following was duly elected to hold office until the first day of Michaelmas Term 1998:

As a member of the Equal Opportunities Committee

A. GRAFEN, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

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CONGREGATION 29 January

Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13), the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 29 January.

Text of Special Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

CHRISTINE FOARD, St Anne's College

JANE ELIZABETH LEWIS, All Souls College

DOMINIK PERLER, All Souls College

DEBORAH JAN SANDLER, Wolfson College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 29 January

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 16 February.

List of the decrees:

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Explanatory note to Decree (1)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Language Centre Management Committee and with the concurrence of the General Board, alters the distribution of responsibilities between the committee and the Director of the Language Centre in order to bring the arrangements into line with normal practice.

Decree (1)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. LI, cl. 3 (b), (Statutes, 1995, p. 300), after `director' insert `and assistant director'.

2 Ibid., delete `his or her' and substitute `their'.

3 Ibid., cl. 3 (b), delete `;' and substitute `.' and delete existing sub-cll. (c) and (d).

4 Ibid., insert new cl. 4 as follows and renumber existing cll. 4 and 5 as cll. 5 and 6: `4. Subject to report to the committee, the director shall:

(a) appoint the supporting staff of the centre (other than the assistant director) and prescribe their duties and conditions of service subject to the provisions of any statute, decree, or regulation of general application;

(b) make provision for the lighting, warming, water supply, and cleansing of the premises allocated to the centre.'

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Explanatory note to Decree (2)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee on Student Health, removes from the committee's membership a person appointed by the Oxfordshire Health Authority as, following changes in the National Health Service, that body has declined for some years to make such an appointment. At the same time, opportunity is taken to amend the reference to the Association of College Doctors by substituting that body's current title of Association of Oxford College Medical Officers.

Decree (2)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. LXXVII, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 323), delete item (11) and renumber existing items (12)–(14) as items (11)–(13).

2 Ibid., item (11), as renumbered, delete `Association of College Doctors' and substitute `Association of Oxford College Medical Officers'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (3)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committees for Archaeology and Educational Studies and with the concurrence of the General Board, enables those committees to grant permission to supplicate for the degree of D.Litt.

Decree (3)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 842, after l. 28 and before the insertion made by Decree (13) of 27 July 1995 (Gazette, Vol. 125, p. 1424) insert: `Committee for Archaeology; Committee for Educational Studies;'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (4)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee for Educational Studies and with the concurrence of the General Board, amends the decree governing the admission of students to the Degree of Master of Education at Westminster College by removing provisions no longer required by current practice.

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Decree (4)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 944, ll. 18–21, delete `Strand One). The college shall ... (Strand Two). The' and substitute `Strands One or Two), and the'.

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Decree (5)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cl. 3 (a) (Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1049), Mr A.I. Wyer, Green College, shall not be required to pay any further fees in respect of his study for the degree of D.Phil., for terms in which he is working as a clinical student at a university clinical school outside Oxford.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. vi, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 345) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

THOMAS EDWARD DOWNING, Linacre College

DANIEL KEITH FALK, Pembroke College

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3 Register of Congregation

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation:

Davis, C.H.L., MA, Oriel
Downing, T.E., MA status, Linacre
Falk, D.K., MA status, Pembroke
Foard, C., MA, St Anne's
Lewis, J.E., MA, All Souls
Perler, D., MA, All Souls
Sandler, D.J., MA, Wolfson

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4 Dates of Full Term 1996–2002

The dates for reckoning Full Term 1997–8 were fixed, and the dates for reckoning Full Term 2001–2 were fixed provisionally. The dates and provisional dates for Full Term 1996-2002 are set out below.


MICHAELMAS TERM 1996
Sunday, 13 October                           Saturday, 7  December

HILARY TERM 1997
Sunday, 19 January                            Saturday, 15 March

TRINITY TERM 1997
Sunday, 27 April                              Saturday, 21 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 1997
Sunday, 12 October                            Saturday, 6  December

HILARY TERM 1998
Sunday, 18 January                            Saturday, 14 March

TRINITY TERM 1998
Sunday, 26 April                              Saturday, 20 June

Provisional dates

MICHAELMAS TERM 1998
Sunday, 11 October                            Saturday, 5  December

HILARY TERM 1999
Sunday, 17 January                            Saturday, 13 March

TRINITY TERM 1999
Sunday, 25 April                              Saturday, 19 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 1999
Sunday, 10 October                            Saturday, 4  December

HILARY TERM 2000
Sunday, 16 January                            Saturday, 11 March

TRINITY TERM 2000
Sunday, 30 April                              Saturday, 24 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000
Sunday, 8 October                             Saturday, 2  December

HILARY TERM 2001
Sunday, 14 January                            Saturday, 10 March

TRINITY TERM 2001
Sunday, 22 April                              Saturday, 16 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001
Sunday, 7 October                             Saturday, 1  December

HILARY TERM 2002
Sunday, 13 January                            Saturday, 9  March

TRINITY TERM 2002
Sunday, 21 April                              Saturday, 15 June

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5 Dates of Extended Terms 1996–8

It was agreed to publish the dates of extended terms for 1996–8 for Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management and for Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, in Chemistry, in Engineering (or Materials), Economics, and Management, and in Metallurgy and Science of Materials. These are set out below.

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Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

MICHAELMAS TERM 1996
Friday, 20 September                          Saturday, 14 December

MICHAELMAS TERM 1997
Friday, 19 September                          Saturday, 13 December

Part II candidates in Chemistry

MICHAELMAS TERM 1996
Tuesday, 10 September                         Wednesday, 18 December

HILARY TERM 1997
Friday, 3 January                             Wednesday, 26 March

TRINITY TERM 1997
Monday, 7 April                               Saturday, 28 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 1997
Monday, 8 September                           Monday, 22 December

HILARY TERM 1998
Monday, 5 January                             Saturday, 4 April

TRINITY TERM 1998
Monday, 20 April                              Saturday, 27 June

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Part II candidates in Engineering, Economics, and Management

MICHAELMAS TERM 1996
Friday, 13 September                          Saturday, 14 December

MICHAELMAS TERM 1997
Friday, 12 September                          Saturday, 13 December

Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, in the year in

which the examination is taken

HILARY TERM 1997
Sunday, 19 January                            Saturday, 22 March

HILARY TERM 1998
Sunday, 18 January                            Saturday, 21 March

Part II candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management

MICHAELMAS TERM 1996
Friday, 13 September                          Saturday, 14 December

MICHAELMAS TERM 1997
Friday, 12 September                          Saturday, 13 December

Part II candidates in Metallurgy and Science of Materials

MICHAELMAS TERM 1996
Friday, 13 September                          Saturday, 14 December

HILARY TERM 1997
Friday, 10 January                            Saturday, 22 March

TRINITY TERM 1997
Friday, 4 April                               Saturday, 28 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 1997
Friday, 12 September                          Saturday, 13 December

HILARY TERM 1998
Friday, 9 January                             Saturday, 4  April

TRINITY TERM 1998
Friday, 17 April                              Saturday, 27 June

46 Dates of Encaenia

It was determined that the Encaenia for 1998 should be held on Wednesday, 24 June, and, provisionally, that the Encaenia for 2002 should be held on Wednesday, 19 June.

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University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 5 February

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 5 February, unless by that time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13) that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of Congregation.

Text of Special Resolution

That the Degree of Master of Arts be conferred upon the following:

JAN TADEUSZ CZERNUSZKA, Trinity College

KAREN YEUNG, St Anne's College

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CONGREGATION 20 February 2 p.m.

1 Promulgation of Statute

Explanatory note to Statute

In Trinity Term 1994 Council established a committee, under the chairmanship of the Principal of St Hilda's, to review the University's disciplinary procedures. The committee has now reported to Council, making a number of recommendations for changes in the existing procedures. The committee's report is being published as Supplement (3) to Gazette No. 4388, and comments are being invited from members and bodies of the University by the end of the current term. Meanwhile there are two recommendations on which Council has agreed that immediate action is needed. These relate to Tit. XIV, Sect. I (Statutes, 1995, p. 105), which currently provides for any person or body having charge of any land or building of the University to have power to make regulations and rules governing the use of that land or building, and to exclude from it any person whose actions are such as to cause or threaten to cause damage to property or inconvenience to other users. Any member of the University who is excluded for a period exceeding two weeks has the right of appeal to the Appeal Court (in the case of a Junior Member) or the Visitatorial Board (in the case of a Senior). The review committee has recommended, and Council has agreed, first, that there should be formal provision for regulations, and for rules approved (as under the existing legislation) by the Proctors, governing the facilities and services offered by a university officer or body (e.g. those offered by the Computing Services) and for the exclusion of individuals from such facilities and services; and, secondly, that appeals by Junior Members against exclusion should be directed not to the Appeal Court (a body comprising the High Steward, or a barrister or solicitor appointed by the High Steward, as chairman, and two persons appointed by the Visitatorial Board) but to the Proctors (recommendations (ii) and (x) in the review committee's report). The following statute provides accordingly, and makes clear that, as under the provisions of Tit. XIII, cl. 21 (Statutes, 1995, p. 100) governing the role of the Disciplinary Court as a court of appeal from a penalty imposed by the Proctors, the decision on such an appeal shall be final.

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WHEREAS it is expedient to make formal provision for the exclusion of persons from access to university facilities and services in appropriate circumstances, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. XIV, Sect. I, heading (Statutes, 1995, p. 105), after `University' insert `, and Access to University Facilities and Services'.

2 Ibid., cl. 2, after `land or building of the University' insert `, or of any facilities or services provided by or on behalf of the University,'.

3 Ibid., after `use of that land or building', in both places in which these words occur, in each case insert `or of those facilities or services'. 4 Ibid., proviso (a), after `management of the' delete `building or land' and substitute `land, building, facilities, or services'.

5 Ibid., proviso (b), after `users of the land' delete `or building' and substitute `, building, facilities, or services'.

6 Ibid., cl. 3, after `land or building of the University,' insert `or of any facilities or services provided by or on behalf of the University,'.

7 Ibid., after `exclude' insert `from that land or building, or from access to those facilities or services,'.

8 Ibid., after `member of the University who is' insert `so'.

9 Ibid., delete `Appeal Court', in both places in which these words occur, and in each case substitute `Proctors'.

10 Ibid., after `as the case may be if' insert `they are or'.

11 Ibid., after `convenience of' delete `its users' and substitute `other users. The decision taken on such an application by the Proctors or the Visitatorial Board as the case may be shall be final'.

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2 Voting on General Resolution concerning salaries of non-clinical professors

Explanatory note to General Resolution

INTRODUCTION

Council and the General Board have considered a report from their Academic Salaries Committee which is now published as Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4388. Council and the General Board have adopted its recommendations and now invite Congregation to approve the general resolution which endorses these.

BACKGROUND TO, AND SUMMARY OF, THE REPORT OF THE ACADEMIC SALARIES COMMITTEE

The report of the Academic Salaries Committee is the result of deliberations undertaken following the report of the Working Party on Statutory Posts (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4317, 21 February 1994, p. 801) which proposed, inter alia,

1 that Congregation should be given the opportunity to consider the case for making arrangements whereby in appropriate cases professors (other than the new titular professors) might be paid distinction awards from the beginning of their appointments, instead of having to wait for consideration at the next of the regular (at present triennial) reviews of the professoriate by the Committee on Non- clinical Professorial Distinction Awards, and

2 that the Committee on Academic Salaries should review the present level of professorial salaries in relation to salaries offered by other institutions and in relation to the emoluments of other staff within the collegiate University.

On 1, the Working Party on Statutory Posts referred in general terms to special arrangements which had sometimes been necessary to recruit professors of the highest calibre and indicated in particular that some short-term help with salaries had on occasions been given. The particular arrangement which has been used is that on occasions the Vice-Chancellor, after appropriate consultation, has authorised the payment of a temporary distinction award to an incoming professor, to be payable until the effective date of the next general exercise for the making of such awards. At the time of such an exercise, the interim award holder is treated as if not in receipt of an award and the Distinction Awards Committee is not told if any applicant has held a temporary award; all applicants for permanent awards are treated on an equal footing. The working party proposed (and Council agreed) that such special arrangements (and also special arrangements for giving some assistance with housing in certain circumstances) should be reviewed and that Congregation should be invited to consider them and to approve whatever revised arrangements might emerge from the review.

The committee's report covers both 1 (in so far as it applies to arrangements for professorial stipends) and 2. The question of assistance with housing costs in certain circumstances will be the subject of a later report to Congregation. In summary, the report of the Academic Salaries Committee proposes the following.

(a) The basic professorial salary should remain unchanged.

(b) Three new levels of distinction award should be introduced for professors, one below and two above the existing levels of award.

(c) The exercises under which professors are considered for the conferment of awards and for the review of existing levels of award should take place biennially rather than triennially and therefore the next such exercise should take place in 1996 rather than in 1997, using the new levels of award for the first time.

(d) Such reviews should continue to be conducted by a committee specially set up for the purpose which should continue to use the following criteria: `outstanding academic distinction and/or contribution to the academic work of the University (e.g. in leadership in, or in the development of, some field of study)'.

(e) The Vice-Chancellor, through appropriate consultation as described in para. 15 of the report, should determine, as part of the appointments procedure for professorships, whether an invitee should be offered a distinction award in addition to the basic salary. If such an award is made, it should be permanent rather than temporary as is now the case. Any interim awards made to newly appointed professors since the last general review of awards in 1994 should be made permanent forthwith.

(f) The recurrent new money (£272K) already set aside for possible increases in professorial stipends in the 1995–6 budget should be committed in full in the 1996 round (less the cost of any interim awards made permanent under the proposal in the last sentence of

(e) above). Any awards made by the Vice-Chancellor between the 1996 and 1998 exercises should be funded in the first instance out of non-recurrent savings on the new money in 1995–6. The financial position should then be reviewed in 1998 prior to the general review in that year to establish whether a reasonably steady state has by then been reached and whether sufficient funds have been released by retirements and resignations in the interim to make an exercise in 1998 worthwhile without additional funds.

The case for these arrangements is set out in the committee's report and is endorsed by Council and the General Board.

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UNIVERSITY LECTURERS WITHOUT TUTORIAL FELLOWSHIPS (ULNTFs)

Funds have been set aside in the 1995-6 budget for adjusting the stipendiary arrangements for university lecturers without tutorial fellowships, and it had been the hope of Council and the General Board that it would be possible to bring simultaneously to Congregation both proposals for such adjustment and the new proposals for professorial stipends. The working party which is considering the position of ULNTFs has considered all the comments made on the scheme which was published at the end of Trinity Term 1995 (see Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4370, 10 July 1995, p. 1367). It is now considering whether a different scheme achieving the same objectives, but answering some of the reservations expressed in particular about the administrative complexity of the original scheme, might be devised. This is taking time and it is clear that it is unlikely to be possible to bring final proposals to Congregation before the very beginning of Trinity Term. In these circumstances Council and the General Board have agreed that, since the proposals for professorial salaries have been completed, they should be put forward to Congregation at once. In commending these proposals to Congregation, however, Council and the General Board repeat their commitment to a resolution of the inequity in the stipends paid to ULNTFs.

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Text of General Resolution

That this House endorse the introduction of new arrangements for the making of awards for the recognition of academic distinction or contribution to academic work of the University under Tit. X, Sect. I (b) (Statutes, 1995, p. 73, as set out in the report of the Committee on Academic Salaries (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4388), and in particular 1 the introduction of three new levels of award, making five in all, and

2 the payment, if the Vice-Chancellor deems justified after appropriate consultation, of permanent awards to professors at the beginning of their appointments in advance of any regular review (within a cash-limited sum) of such awards by the Committee on Non-clinical Professorial Distinction Awards.

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Notices

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  • *Notices of exhibitions, guided tours, etc.:

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    LADY MARGARET PROFESSORSHIP OF DIVINITY

    JOHN BAINBRIDGE WEBSTER (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Ramsay Armitage Professor of Systematic Theology, Wycliffe College, University of Toronto, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 1996.

    Professor Webster will be a Canon of Christ Church.

    PROFESSORSHIP OF THE ROMANCE LANGUAGES

    MARTIN DAVID MAIDEN (MA, M.PHIL., PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Downing College and Lecturer in Romance Philology, University of Cambridge, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 1996.

    Dr Maiden will be a fellow of Trinity College.


    SPEAKING BY JUNIOR MEMBERS IN CONGREGATION

    Mr Vice-Chancellor has, with the agreement of Council, approved the following arrangements for junior members to speak in Congregation under the terms of Ch. I, Sect x (Statutes, 1995, p. 199), which reads as follows:

    `Any junior member as defined in Tit. XIV, Sect. iv, § 1, cl. 2, may speak at a meeting of Congregation, if called upon to do so by the Chairman at the Chairman's discretion, provided that the Chairman may at any time terminate a debate on the floor of the House and proceed to the final speeches and the taking of a vote.'

    The Chairman of Congregation will normally expect to call upon nominated representatives of the Oxford University Student Union if they wish to speak in debate, and will normally expect to call upon junior members to speak only from among those who have given advance notice of their wish to be called. Should the Chairman consider that the number of junior members who have given such notice is excessive, he or she will have to be selective in calling upon them. The Chairman will try to ensure a balanced debate in relation to the apparent spread and strength of views held by junior members. If informed selection is to be possible it is desirable that when giving notice of the wish to be called a junior member should indicate (a) whether he or she intends to support or oppose the motion before the House, (b) whether he or she would speak on behalf of any club, committee, group, or association, (c) whether he or she is supported by other junior members (up to twelve of whom might sign the notice).

    If the number giving notice is small they will all be admitted to the floor of the House although this does not ensure their being called. In other cases some selection may be necessary at the stages of both admission and calling of speakers. If there is to be time to tell applicants whether they will be admitted notice will have to be received in good time. Junior members should therefore send in such notice, in writing, to the Registrar to be received at the University Offices not later than 10 a.m. on the Monday preceding the debate in question. The name of any representative nominated by OUSU should also be communicated to the Registrar, in writing, through the President by that time. A notice will then be posted in the University Offices and on the gate of the Clarendon Building not later than 10 a.m. on the morning of the debate, indicating whether all applicants will be admitted to the floor of the House or, if selection has had to take place, the names of those selected for admission to the floor.

    Junior members not admitted to the floor of the House will normally be permitted to listen to the debate from the gallery. Junior members on the floor of the House will be asked to remain in their places while a vote is being taken.

    Under Tit. XIV, Sect. IV, § 1, cl. 2, junior members are defined as `those persons who, having been admitted to matriculation, are residing to fulfil the requirements of any statute, decree, or regulation of the University or reading for any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University and who have not proceeded to membership of Convocation'. (Membership of Convocation is normally obtained by taking the MA degree.)

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    VIOLET VAUGHAN MORGAN PRIZES 1996

    Revised notice

    The Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature gives notice that eight prizes on the foundation of Mr and Mrs P. Vaughan Morgan will be awarded in Trinity Term 1996 if suitable candidates present themselves.

    The examination will be open to members of the University who are citizens of one of the countries of the British Commonwealth, have not exceeded the ninth term from their matriculation, and are reading for the First or Second Public Examination. In awarding a prize, in addition to scholastic acquirements, the characters of the candidates will be taken into consideration so far as they can be judged from a viva-voce examination and also from their records at college, and a prize will not be awarded to anyone who, in the opinion of the examiners, does not show promise of becoming a loyal citizen of the British Commonwealth.

    The examination (consisting of two papers on English Literature) will be held in the Schools on Thursday, 2 May 1996, at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m. Viva-voce examinations will be held in the Schools on Thursday, 9 May, beginning at 9.30 a.m. The examiners intend to set two papers (each of three hours); one composed of general critical questions requiring no special preparation; the other composed of three sections, (1) fourteenth- and fifteenth-century poetry and drama, (2) drama 1580–1642, (3) twentieth-century poetry, of which candidates must limit themselves to answering questions in one section.

    The prizes are of the value of £120 each. Each prize-winner will also receive a bronze medal having on one side a profile of Maude Violet Caroline Vaughan Morgan, and on the other side an engraved statement of the origin of the prizes.

    Persons wishing to become candidates must apply to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, for a form of entry which will include a certificate (to be signed by the head or senior tutor of the candidate's college or society) stating that the candidate has not exceeded the ninth term from his matriculation, is reading for the First or Second Public Examination, and is a citizen of one of the countries of the British Commonwealth. The completed entry forms must be returned to the Head Clerk by Friday, 8 March 1996, and must be accompanied by a confidential letter of recommendation in a sealed envelope from each candidate's tutor.

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    CAMERON MACKINTOSH DRAMA FUND

    New writing competition

    In accordance with its commitment to the encouragement of new writing amongst students, the Board of the Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund is announcing details of the 1996 new writing competition. The competition is open to all matriculated members of the University who submit their scripts within twelve terms of matriculation, to visiting students attached to a college, and to Oxford Brookes University students.

    Scripts can be on any theme but should be at least an hour long when performed. Submitted scripts should not have been performed previously.

    A short-list of three to five plays will be selected for a semi- staged performance at the Burton Taylor Theatre in the third week of Trinity Term, as part of the New Writing Festival. The author of each of these short-listed plays will receive a prize of £100. From this short-list one play will be selected for a fully staged production at the Old Fire Station in Michaelmas Term. The Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, currently Lord Attenborough, will be involved throughout.

    Further information may be obtained from the University Drama Officer, the Burton Taylor Theatre, Gloucester Street, Oxford OX1 2BN, and scripts should be submitted to her by Friday, 23 February.

    Tynan Prize

    The Board of the Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund is once again awarding a prize of £100 for the best portfolio of theatre and film reviews by a student while at the University. The prize is named after Kenneth Tynan (1927–80), the distinguished theatre and film critic for The Observer between 1954 and 1966.

    The prize is open to candidates who submit their portfolio within twelve terms of matriculation. It will be judged by the current or previous Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre.

    Candidates are reminded of the Cameron Mackintosh Drama Fund's commitment to the encouragement of new writing among students.

    Portfolios must contain eight reviews (either originals or photocopies) taken from university-based publications (e.g. Isis, Cherwell, The Word, The Oxford Student, etc.).

    Further information may be obtained from the University Drama Officer, the Burton Taylor Theatre, Gloucester Street, Oxford OX1 2BN, and portfolios should be submitted to her by Friday, 15 March. The prize will be awarded towards the end of Trinity Term.

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    HOSTING FOR OVERSEAS STUDENTS (`HOST')

    HOST is a national charity founded by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the British Council, and the Victoria League. It offers overseas students the chance to visit a British home and spend some time with British people. Students who would like further details and an application form should contact the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: Oxford (2)70105).

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    UNIVERSITY CLUB

    Forthcoming exhibition

    Fifty-eighth annual exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers (12 February–22 March))

    At the University Club, 6 South Parks Road, Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (closed Saturday and Sunday).

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    MAISON FRANÇAISE

    Films

    Hommage à un créateur: Louis Malle (1932–95)

    Amended notice

    The following films by the director Louis Malle will be shown at 8.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maison. Entrance is free, but seats should be reserved (telephone: Oxford (2)74220).

    This replaces the corresponding notice published in the Gazette of 25 January.

    6 Feb.: Viva Maria (1965)

    13 Feb.: Le Feu Follet (1963)

    20 Feb.: Pretty Baby (1978)

    27 Feb.: Au revoir les enfants (1987)

    6 Mar.: Milou en mai (1989)

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Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Professor of the History of Art

PROFESSOR M.J. KEMP will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 March, in the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `The Mona Lisa: from science into myth.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PROFESSOR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 February, in the Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Admission is free. Places will be allocated on a first-come, first- served basis.

Subject: `Fifty years acting in the movies.'

At 2.30 p.m. on the same day Professor Attenborough will hold a meeting in the Circle Bar of the Oxford Playhouse to discuss his plans for the forthcoming year with junior members of the University.

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The following lectures will be given on Friday, 9 February, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3, the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR C. BURNS, Oxfordshire Health Authority
2 p.m.: `Child abuse—medical aspects.'

MR N. MORTENSEN
3 p.m.: `Injury to the anal sphincter during normal labour.'

DR D. LINDSELL, DR A. BALEN, and DR J. WASS
4.15 p.m.: `When is a PCO not a PCO?'

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Seminars in Epidemiology and Social Medicine

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

C. JENKINSON, HSRU
6 Feb.: `Development and testing of SF-36 summary scale scores: results from a large-scale survey and a clinical trial.'

S. VOLLSET, Bergen
13 Feb.: `The Hordaland Homocystine Study.'

M. VERSCHUREN, Netherlands
20 Feb.: `Cholesterol and long-term coronary heart disease mortality in different cultures: twenty-five-year follow-up of the seven countries study.'

J. FERRIE, University College, London
27 Feb.: `Health effects of anticipation of job change and non-employment: longitudinal data from the Whitehall II study.'

J. WARDLE, ICRF Health Behaviour Unit
5 Mar.: `Stress and diet.'

D. ELBOURNE, NPEU
12 Mar.: `Early results of the Neonatal ECMO trial.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

History of the book

The following lectures will be given at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: N.F. Palmer, MA, D.Phil., Professor of German Medieval and Linguistic Studies, and M.M. Bowie, MA, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature.

DR D. RHODES
6 Feb.: `Current work in Spanish bibliography up to the year 1600.'

DR N. CRONK
13 Feb.: `Illustration: the example of eighteenth- century France.'

DR D. ZANCANI
20 Feb.: `The modern Italian book.'

MR D. HOWELLS
27 Feb.: `The Russian book, from the eleventh to the twentieth century.'

MR A. ROSENHEIM
5 Mar.: `Electronic publishing and the future of the book.'

 

Lectures

PROFESSOR E. PASQUINI, Bologna, will give the following lectures, in Italian, at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: J.R. Woodhouse, MA, D.Litt., Fiat–Serena Professor of Italian Studies.

Wed. 14 Feb.: `Dante verso il millennio.'

Thur. 15 Feb.: `Lectura Dantis.'

Fri. 16 Feb.: `Lectura Dantis.'

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MODERN HISTORY

HE CHIEF EMEKA ANYAOKU, Commonwealth Secretary-General, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 February, in the Examination Schools.

Further information may be obained from the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

Subject: `Managing diversity in our contemporary world.'

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MUSIC

Gustav Mahler and fin-de-siècle Vienna

The following seminars will be held on the days shown, as follows: the meetings on 16 February and 30 May will take place at 4 p.m. in the Taylor Institution; all other meetings will be held at 5 p.m. in the Music Faculty.

Convener: D.M. Reiber, Magdalen College.

PROFESSOR H.L. DE LA GRANGE, Paris
Fri. 16 Feb.: `Paradoxes in Mahler's music.'

DR P. FRANKLIN, Leeds
Tue. 20 Feb.: `Mahler and the rabble.'

DR E. NIKKELS, Amsterdam
Thur. 25 Apr.: `The meaning of midnight. Some musical-philosophical thoughts on Mahler and Nietzsche.'

PROFESSOR P. BANKS, Nottingham
Tue. 30 Apr.: `Historiography, bibliography, and biography. How do we perceive Mahler today?'

MR G. KAPLAN, New York
Tue. 14 May: `The debate over the performance of Mahler's music.'

PROFESSOR S.M. NAMENWIRTH, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Thur. 23 May: `Mahler and the Jewish connection.'

PROFESSOR A. COMINI, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas
Thur. 30 May.: `Alma Mahler and her Vienna.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Materials: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Hume-Rothery Building. With the exception of the meeting to be held at 3.45 p.m. on Thursday, 22 February, they will take place at 4.30 p.m.

Conveners: J.M. Sykes, MA, University Lecturer in Materials Science, G.A.D. Briggs, MA, University Lecturer in Metallurgy, and P.R. Wilshaw, MA, D.Phil., Research Fellow, Department of Materials.

DR K. REFSON
1 Feb.: `Ab-initio calculations of stacking-fault energetics in silicate perovskite.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR B. SHOLLOCK, Imperial College, London
8 Feb.: `Modelling the deformation of superalloys.'

DR J.E. KING, Rolls-Royce PLC
15 Feb.: `Materials for wealth: advanced materials for aero engine gas turbines.'

DR G. THORNTON, University of Manchester
22 Feb.: `Real and k-space probes of metal oxide surfaces: pretty pictures and surface structures?' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR E. GRÜNBAUM, Tel Aviv
29 Feb.: `SEM in-depth studies of semiconductors and superconductors.'

PROFESSOR S.K. BISWAS, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
7 Mar.: `How and why do materials wear out?'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Theoretical issues in social policy

The following lectures will be given at 3 p.m. on Mondays in the Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Research.

DR A. GAUTHIER
5 Feb.: `Family policy in OECD countries.'

MRS J. PARKER
12 Feb. and 20 Feb.: `Some approaches to citizenship and work: Britain in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.'

PROFESSOR S. RINGEN
27 Feb.: `Social assistance—discretion and rules in social policy.'

PROFESSOR GUILLEMARD
5 Mar.: `Life course, social protection, and unemployment: a comparative perspective.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Departmental seminars

The following meetings will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre of the laboratory.

This is a new series of non-specialist lectures intended to be of interest to most members of the Computing Laboratory, as well as to other members of the University.

Conveners: K.W. Morton, MA, Director and Professor of Numerical Analysis, and W.F. McColl, MA, University Lecturer in Computation.

PROFESSOR D.J.A. WELSH
6 Feb.: `Algorithmic problems about knots.'

PROFESSOR J.H. DAVENPORT, Bath
20 Feb.: `Computer algebra and numerical analysis.'

DR N.J. HIGHAM, University of Manchester
5 Mar.: `Turing, Wilkinson, and Gaussian elimination.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in Rewley House.

Conveners: M.R. Airs, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Conservation and the Historic Environment, and G. Tyack, MA, M.Litt., Fellow of Kellogg College and Director, Stanford University in Oxford.

J. BUCKNALL, supervising architect to the Landmark Trust
26 Feb.: `Andrea Palladio and the Villa Saraceno: the rediscovery of a house and the work of a master.'

A. DOIG, Lady Margaret Hall
11 Mar.: `Architecture and memory: conservation and churches.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

The fiftieth anniversary of the Maison Française

PIERRE BOURDIEU and JACQUES BOUVERESSE, Professors at the Collège de France, will take part in a lecture/debate, organised by the Maison Française and the Faculty of Literae Humaniores, at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 February, in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution. The meeting will be chaired by Professor David Wiggins, Wykeham Professor of Logic.

The meeting will be open to the public. Entrance to the hall will be possible from 4.45 p.m.

Further details may be obtained from the Maison (telephone: Oxford (2)74220).

Subject: `Conformismes et résistance.'

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SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Research seminar

PROFESSOR G. EASTON, Lancaster, will give a seminar at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 February, in the Seminar Room, the School of Management Studies, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `The unfeasibility of managerial prescriptions: the case of industrial networks.'

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INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL MICROBIOLOGY

DR T. BARRETT, Institute of Animal Health, Pirbright Laboratory, will give a seminar at 4 p.m. on Friday, 8 March, in the Seminar Room of the institute.

Subject: `Plagues and distempers: morbilliviruses of man and other animals.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

General seminar: complete listing

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in 1 Church Walk.

J.C. TORRE, Instituto Di Tella, Argentina
6 Feb.: `El 17 de Octubre de 1945: el dia en que hace cincuenta años nacio el Peronismo.' (In Spanish)

P. LOWDEN
13 Feb.: `Decentralisation and clientelism in Colombia.'

M. SERRANO, ILAS-London
20 Feb.: `The Zapatistas' rebellion in southern Mexico.'

L. BETHELL
27 Feb.: `The Paraguayan War (1864–70): a reassessment.'

R. THORP
5 Mar.: `A case study of successful reform: the Peruvian tax administration.'

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Middle East Centre

Special Seminar

PROFESSOR CLEMENT DODD, formerly Chairman of the Modern Turkish Studies Programme, SOAS, London, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 February, in the Middle East Centre, 68 Woodstock Road.

Enquiries should be directed to Ms Celia Kerslake (telephone: Oxford (2)78200).

Subject: `The Cyprus problem—can it be solved?'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the following days in Rewley House.

PROFESSOR H.C.G. MATTHEW, Editor, New Dictionary of National Biography
Wed. 21 Feb.: `The New DNB: scholarship and logistics.'

DR S. HUNT, Assistant Editor, Oxford English Dictionary
Tue. 27 Feb.: `From Oxford to Ann Arbor and back: Middle English and the revision of OED.'

 

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Grants and Research Funding

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GRANTS FOR BRITISH POSTGRADUATES AND YOUNG RESEARCHERS 1996–7

The Finnish Centre for International Mobility (CIMO) is offering scholarships for postgraduates and young researchers under thirty- five years of age to study at a Finnish university for three to nine months. The value of the scholarship is FIM 4,000 per month (about £600). Travel expenses are not included in the scholarship. Candidates should establish contact with the receiving institution before submitting their scholarship application.

The deadline for receipt of applications for the academic year 1996–7 is 2 February. Further particulars and application material are available from Ms Anne Melas, Embassy of Finland, 38 Chesham Place, London SW1X 8HW (telephone: 0171-838 6200).

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DR WALI MOHAMMAD TRUST AWARDS

The Dr Wali Mohammad Trust offers partial awards to Pakistani students who are registered for a doctoral degree in natural sciences at a British university. Applicants must be under thirty-five years of age, self-financed (i.e. without a grant or scholarship awarded by any other institution), and in the third year of a doctoral course. Further information is available from the Education Attaché, High Commission for Pakistan, 39/40 Lowndes Square, London SW1X 9JN. The deadline for receipt of applications is 29 February.

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SCATCHERD EUROPEAN SCHOLARSHIPS 1996–7

Up to nine Scatcherd European Scholarships will be available in 1996–7 for undergraduate or graduate students, who will continue to be registered for a degree at Oxford, to undertake study or research in another European country (including Russian and all countries to the west of the Urals, but not Turkey). The scholarships are tenable in any subject area and will not normally be awarded for a period of study of less than three months or more than one year.

The award will cover the cost of tuition or registration fees and provide a maintenance grant towards living costs, which is expected to be about £6,200 for a full year. The precise level of funding will be determined according to the proposed place of study and any funding which the student will continue to receive, such as funding from a Research Council.

Further information and application forms may be obtained from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70105).

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CHA FUND FOR ASIAN STUDIES

The Cha Fund provides postgraduate students who are working on research degrees in any aspect of south, south-east, and/or north- east Asian studies with grants towards the costs of their thesis research. Students from any college within the University of Oxford may apply. The maximum grant available is £500, and no student who has been awarded a grant from the fund for any amount up to that limit will be eligible for another. Nor are students with probationary status, students for the M.Phil. degree, or students whose thesis deals only tangentially with Asia eligible for consideration.

Among the purposes for which grants may be given are: travel essential to thesis research, the acquisition of materials essential to thesis research, and the preparation of artwork or other material for inclusion in the completed thesis. Grants for subsistence or for the editing of theses will not be made; nor is funding available to present papers at conferences, except when a very strong case can be made for the relevance of such a presentation to the applicant's thesis research. Candidates are expected to apply for grants before incurring expenses.

Applications for grants are considered twice a year, early in Michaelmas Term (for grants needed at any time up to the end of the following April) and early in Hilary Term (for grants needed at any time up to the end of the following September and/or during all or part of the following academic year). Applications should be made on a form available from the Secretary of the Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF, and should be submitted by the end of the fourth week of the relevant term. No awards are made during Trinity Term.

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OPPENHEIMER FUND

The Oppenheimer Fund provides grants to assist the academic exchange of senior members between the University of Oxford on the one hand and universities and similar institutions of higher education in the Republic of South Africa on the other. Applications are invited from senior members of the University who wish either to visit one or more universities in South Africa or to invite a staff member from a South African university to Oxford. Grants may be awarded to assist with living expenses for a maximum of six months, and travel costs. Visits for the sole purpose of attending a conference will not normally be eligible for support from the fund.

Applications for grants from the fund should include a statement of the purpose of the proposed visit, duration and the estimated cost, details of any other available sources of funding, and, in the case of visits to Oxford, a curriculum vitae of the staff member it is proposed to invite. Applications should be sent to the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, by 8 March.

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Examinations and Boards

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GENERAL BOARD OF THE FACULTIES

The General Board of the Faculties gives notice that it has elected L.G. BLACK, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel College, as its Chairman for the academic year 1996–7, and has resolved that at the next annual election it will re-elect him for the academic year 1997–8.

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CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, clauses 1, 2, and 3 (Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 1002–3), which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

He desires that these appointments shall be notified to the Clerk of the Schools who will himself inform the Vice-Chancellor and see that notice of them is duly published in the University Gazette.

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

HILARY TERM AND APRIL 1996

Honour School

Physics and Philosophy: I.J.R. AITCHISON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Worcester (address: Department of Physics)

 

Master of Studies

Research Methods in English (Medieval Period): D. GRAY, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

Master of Philosophy

Qualifying Test in International Relations: S.K. HAZAREESINGH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Balliol

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TRINITY TERM 1996

Honour Moderations

Ancient and Modern History: S.R.F. PRICE, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

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Honour School

Ancient and Modern History: S.R.F. PRICE, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

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Master of Philosophy

Economic and Social History: C.H. FEINSTEIN, MA, Fellow of All Souls

English Studies Courses vi, vii, and viii: J.S. KELLY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

International Relations: S.K. HAZAREESINGH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Balliol Management Studies: L.P. WILLCOCKS, MA, Fellow of Templeton

Oriental Studies: F.W. ZIMMERMANN, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross (address: Oriental Institute)

Master of Science

Economic and Social History: C.H. FEINSTEIN, MA, Fellow of All Souls Human Biology: A.J. BOYCE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's (address: Institute of Biological Anthropology)

Master of Studies

Music (Musicology): J.R. MILSOM, D.PHIL., Student of Christ Church

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Diploma

Human Biology: A.J. BOYCE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's (address: Institute of Biological Anthropology)

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for Lectures

Trinity Term 1996

The Chairman of the Curators of the Schools would be grateful if Professors, Readers, and University Lecturers who wish to lecture at the Schools in Trinity Term 1996 could inform the Clerk of the Schools at the end of the present term. It is necessary to know whether a room suitable for an audience of more than one hundred persons is required; only the three large writing-schools will accommodate more than that number.

Leave for the use of rooms for lectures will expire at the end of the fourth week of Trinity Term.

Afternoon lectures should normally finish by 6 p.m.

Attention is drawn to the fact that overhead projection equipment and 35-mm projectors are available. When these facilities are required the Clerk of the Schools should be notified in advance.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The examiners appointed by the following faculty boards give notice of oral examination of their candidates as follows:

Biological Sciences

D. FISHER, Linacre: `Molecular characterisation of the fission yeast cyclin B homologue cdc13'.
Department of Biochemistry, Friday, 2 February, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: E.M. Southern, P. Fantes.

M. JENNIONS, Wolfson: `Signalling and sexual selection in animals and plants'.
Department of Zoology, Friday, 9 February, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: A.P. M¿ller, M.E. Dawkins.

E. LOCKYER, Lady Margaret Hall: `Molecular and biological studies on the putative golgi mannosidase II and other enzymes involved in N-Linked glycosylation in Drosophila melanogaster'.
Department of Biochemistry, Wednesday, 14 February, 1.30 p.m.
Examiners: K.E. Davies, M. Akam.

 

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English Language and Literature

M.C. MERKT-VAN ARKEL, Merton: `Subordinate clauses in Aelfric's alliterative and non-alliterative prose: contrastive studies'.
Pembroke, Wednesday, 7 February, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: M.R. Godden, D. Denison.

J.P.M. REDMOND, St Hugh's: `The interrelationship of British and Irish poetry 1960–93'.
Hertford, Friday, 9 February, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: T. Paulin, R. Crawford.

 

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Mathematical Sciences

B. MAVRA, Jesus: `Bounded geometry index theory'.
Mathematical Institute, Monday, 26 February, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: G.L. Luke, H.J. Munkholm.

 

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Medieval and Modern Languages

G. ESTRAIKH, St Antony's: `Origin and features of Soviet Yiddish'.
Examination Schools, Monday, 5 February, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: D.F. Cram, W. Moskovich.

P.J.R. WHICKER, Christ Church: `Fiction, deceit, and morality in the plays of Juan Ruiz de Alarc£n'.
St Catherine's, Monday, 12 February, 11 a.m.
Examiners: C.P. Thompson, V.F. Dixon.

 

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Modern History

G. HUDSON, St John's: `Ex-servicemen, war widows, and the English County Pension Scheme, 1593–1679'.
Keble, Tuesday, 16 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: I.W. Archer, J.D. Walter.

 

Physical Sciences

A. BERRY, Magdalen: `Optical spectroscopy of terbium elpasolites'.
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Thursday, 8 February, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: C.D. Flint, P.D. Battle.

 

Physiological Sciences

B. HEATH, Worcester: `Influence of drugs on delayed rectifier potassium currents in cardiac muscle'.
University Laboratory of Physiology, Tuesday, 13 February, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: E.E. Carmeliet, H.F. Brown.

J.T. MCCLUSKEY, St Catherine's: `Mechanisms of embryonic wound healing'.
Department of Zoology, Thursday, 15 February, 10 a.m.
Examiners: J.H. Lewis, M.W.J. Ferguson.

 

Social Studies

C. AARON, St Antony's: `The political economy of Japanese foreign direct investment in the US and the UK: supranational, national, and local factors in locational decision making'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 2 February, 3.30 p.m.
Examiners: R. Dore, A. Boltho.

J.L. BOSWORTH, St Antony's: `Land and society in South Kigezi, Uganda'.
St Peter's, Saturday, 3 February, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: E. Francis, G.P. Williams.

M.J. HIRD, St Cross: `Adolescent dating violence and the negotiation of gender'.
Examination Schools, Monday, 11 March, 10 a.m.
Examiners: H.L. Moore, R.A. Pring.

S.M. PATRICK, Nuffield: `Forging hegemonic consensus: America, France, and the making of the post-war order, 1945–54'.
St Antony's, Friday, 15 March, 11 a.m.
Examiners: M. Cox, R.J. Foot.

M.A. POLLACK, St Antony's: `The role and development of the New Right in Chile 1973–93'.
St Antony's, Friday, 16 February, 10 a.m.
Examiners: P. Silva, M.D. Deas.

 

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Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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OBITUARIES

Corpus Christi College

ROBIN SIGISMUND ELWELL-SUTTON, MA, 30 May 1995; commoner 1932–6 and 1946–7. Aged 81.

JULIAN HOLT, MA, 17 June 1995; Rhodes Scholar 1947–9. Aged 71.

HM KING MOSHOESHOE II OF LESOTHO, 15 January 1996; commoner 1957–8, 1972, 1975, and 1976–9. Aged 57.

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Hertford College and Oriel College

JAMES EDWARD MEADE, CB, MA (MA Cambridge), FBA, 22 December 1995; Honorary Fellow, Oriel College; Fellow, Hertford College, 1930–7, Honorary Fellow 1969; Honorary Fellow, Christ's College and Trinity College, Cambridge, and Professor of Political Economy, University of Cambridge, 1956–68. Aged 88.

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Oriel College

JAMES RALPH DARLING, KT., CMG, OBE, MA, HON. DCL, 1 November 1995; commoner 1920–3, Honorary Fellow 1987. Aged 96.

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St Hilda's College

KATHLEEN LOVELL JAMES (née Taylor), BA, 25 December 1995; commoner 1924–8. Aged 88.

MARGERY HASWELL MCDOWALL (née Wilson), BA, 12 January 1996; exhibitioner 1937–40. Aged 77.

NORA MARGARET POLHILL (née Dixon), BA, 4 November 1995; exhibitioner 1934–7. Aged 80.

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ELECTIONS

All Souls College

To Post-Doctoral Research Fellowships (with effect from 1 October 1996):

MR FARAMERZ NOSHIR DABHOIWALA, University of Sheffield

DR MICHAEL MCQUILLAN, Università Degli Studi di Roma

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Magdalen College

To a fixed-term Fellowship in English (for five years from 1 October 1996):

SUSAN JENNIFER HITCH, MA

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Merton College

To a Postmastership:

J.E. RATZER, formerly of Eton College

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St Edmund Hall

To a Visiting Fellowship (from 1 January 1996):

DR PAUL GREGORY SKOKOWSKI

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Advertisements

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How to advertise in the Gazette

Terms and conditions of acceptance of advertisements

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Book Fair

Oxford Book Fair: Randolph Hotel, 2 Feb., 2–7 p.m. (note: new opening time), and 3 Feb., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Thousands of fine antiquarian, second-hand, and out-of-print books for sale by PBFA booksellers from all over Britain. Catalogue/admission £1.

 

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Oxford Chamber Music Society

The Endellion String Quartet will play the following at 2.45 p.m. on Sunday, 11 February, in the Holywell Music Room: Beethoven, Quartet in A, op. 18, no. 5; Webern,Six Bagatelles, op. 9; Wolf,Italian Serenadein G; Brahms, Quartet in B flat, op. 67. Tickets £7.50 from Blackwell's Music Shop, £7.95 at the door; students and juniors £3.

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Royal Shakespeare Company

The RSC's Oxford office is organising a return coach trip on Monday, 12 Feb., to the Barbican Theatre to Les Enfants du Paradis, directed by Simon Callow and starring Rupert Graves. Each £15.50 ticket includes a free upgrade to a best stalls seat—a £14 saving on normal RSC ticket prices. Coaches depart for London from St Giles' at 4.45 p.m. Tel. RSC Oxford for bookings: Oxford 511434.

 

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Services Offered

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, private dealers in Persian carpets and kelims. Traditional tribal, village, and workshop pieces in all sizes from Iran, Turkey, and Afghanistan. Old Chinese sometimes available. Authenticity guaranteed plus unbeatable prices. University discount, goods on approval. Open 10 a.m.–6 p.m. every day except Sun. Old Squash Court at rear of 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 59396.

Mallam's: one of Oxfordshire's leading estate agents with an outstanding professional reputation. Major provincial fine art auctioneers holding frequent general and specialist sales, including books. Residential letting and management agents. Head Office: Bocardo House, St Michael's Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 241466.

Interior furnishing: curtain makers and traditional upholsterers. Upholstery tools and accessories, braids and trimmings, fitted and Oriental carpets. Wallpaper. A complete interior design service is available. Furniture restoration and chair repairs. Tailored loose covers. Wall panelling, bookcases and individual joinery designed and made. Quality interior and exterior decorating service; `no hassle' building work. Please enquire for further details. Braziers of Oxford—established at 57 High Street, Oxford, since 1896. Tel.: Oxford 246574.

Tax advice and accountancy. We specialise in assisting academics and other professionals with all tax and accounting matters. Fast, personal service at competitive rates. Contact Dr Charles McCreery. Tassano & Co., 118 Banbury Road, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 513381.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing; Output Bureau provides high- quality output from disk from all major DTP programs onto paper, bromide, colour-separated positive or negative film; high-quality specialist colour copier service. For service, quality, and competitive prices contact Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press, Walton Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

Book-search service: any author, title, on any subject—searched for all over the UK—no fee, no obligation to buy when book found. Send details, basic or precise, of wanted books with s.a.e.—wait 2–6 weeks to be contacted with offers or report. Fast and easy way to find books you have wanted for years. S.E. Owen Booksearch, 4 Cotswold Crescent, Old Marston, Oxford OX3 0SG.

Display cabinets made to any design—for objects from half an inch to half a ton. Some cabinets also available to hire for exhibitions and open days. In addition we sell a wide range of individual display stands and can custom-make any item to your requirements. Please phone for our brochure. Dauphin Display (Oxford) Ltd. Tel.: Oxford 343542.

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgery, orchard and shrub pruning, planting, and hedges. Quality work at competitive prices. Fully insured. Locally based. For a free quotation, please call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01993 811115.

 

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Domestic Services

Ambleside House Montessori Nursery, for 2–5- year-olds; 9 a.m.–3 p.m., term-time only; French and Spanish spoken; 3 minutes from the John Radcliffe Hospital. For details, contact Mrs Mariana Cassidy, Ambleside House, 11 Ambleside Drive, Oxford OX3 0AG. Tel.: Oxford 741033.

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre- occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

Situations Vacant

Photographer: occasional work as news photographer for University Gazette available. Applicants must be free to attend 5 p.m. lectures. Contact Helen Howgego on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays for further details. Tel.: Oxford (2)78465.

Hadrian's Wall Walk—minibus driver. The University is organising a guided walk for its alumni, with accompanying archaeologist, from Carlisle to Newcastle, 15–20 Apr. The Walk Director requires a person to drive the 15-seater minibus which will accompany the walkers. He/she must be a safe driver with minibus experience, be fit, articulate, reliable, and possessed of a sense of humour. Ideally an Oxonian interested in archaeology, the person selected should be willing to work long hours and must be available from early a.m. on Sat. 13 Apr. (start Oxford) until late p.m. on Sun. 21 Apr. (finish Oxford). All board and lodging expenses will be paid plus £30 pocket money. Contact Mr Rodney Buckton, University Alumni Officer. Tel.: Oxford (2)78184, fax: (2)78180.

Summer jobs in Hong Kong 1996. The Oxford and Cambridge Society of Hong Kong has a list of summer jobs available in Hong Kong for the Long Vac. 1996. These jobs are intended primarily for Hong Kong-based students, or for people with friends or family in Hong Kong. Air fares are not provided, nor accommodation, which is very expensive in Hong Kong. Internet: http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/rbunker.

Caretaker/chef: post available 1 April (no joke). Two-bed cottage. Previous services experience an advantage. Applications to the Administrative Officer, OUOTC, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ. Tel.: Oxford 242488.

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Houses to Let

Delightful, furnished cottage in converted eighteenth-century barn, in quiet village 15 minutes from Headington and main hospitals, 20 minutes from city centre; very good condition, c.h. and d.g. throughout; 2 bedrooms, reception room with log fire, bathroom with shower/bath, modern kitchen (fridge/freezer/washing-machine), garage, small garden. Available from now to Aug., with possible renewal of lease to Aug. 1997. £600 p.m. Dr Martyn Bracewell. Tel.: Oxford 331407.

Botley: unfurnished modern 4-bedroom house to let (min. 6 months) from end of Feb. En-suite and bathroom, fitted kitchen, garage, and garden; on main bus route. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)70794, 790706, or 514542.

Light, sunny, 2-bedroom (1 double, 1 single) flat available, central North Oxford, St Margaret's Road area. Large living-room with telephone, kitchen with washing-machine, bathroom with shower; electric off-peak c.h. Available 10 Mar.–31 May, and also 1 Sept. for 1 year. £550 p.c.m. inc. electricity. Tel.: Oxford (2)74872 or (2)79017.

Comfortable house to let in Warnborough Road, Oxford. Available for four full months (Sept.–Dec.). Would suit visiting academic. For enquiries telephone Professor and Mrs Cohen. Tel.: Oxford 514606.

Detached large North Oxford house—central North Oxford, near University Parks. Available July, Aug., Sept. Seven bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and shower, 3 living-rooms, etc.; large garden; fully equipped for academic home. Suit sabbatical family; fax, bicycles, and all mod. cons. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 58743.

Converted 16th-c. dairy in centre of pretty village (Church Hanborough), 7 miles from Oxford: 4 bedrooms, study, utility room with washer/drier, gas c.h. plus wood-burning stove; walled garden; parking; fully furnished; on bus service, near Cotswold rail line. Tel.: 01993 882065 or Oxford 310000 (Mrs Hurst).

Desirable furnished mill house cottage to let, in pleasant village near Woodstock; bathroom, 2 bedrooms, large sitting- room, well-equipped kitchen, garden, garage. £500 p.m. Available end of Feb. Tel.: 01993 811351.

At Finders Keepers each and every caller receives a personal service—fast, experienced, and efficient; for overseas applicants we offer a Priority Reservation System to ensure a suitable property is ready for arrival—meeting individual needs is our speciality. Try us first. Call, write, or e-mail for further information. Finders Keepers Ltd., 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 56993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet site: http://www.oxlink.co.uk/business/finders.html.

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Please telephone or fax us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 64533, fax: 64777.

Flats to Let

Basement flat in north central Oxford: large and light bed-sitting room, kitchen–dining-room and bathroom, in family home; own entrance and telephone; non-smokers preferred; possibility of evening child-sitting to set against rent. Available end of Feb., rent £350 p.c.m. for one person (inc. heating and hot water). Tel.: Oxford 57932 (evenings and weekends).

Spacious and modernised flat; sound-proofed, fire proofing, fire escape; d.g, c.h.; well equipped; 2 bedrooms, lounge, shower-room, fitted kitchen, 2 possible study areas, parking for 2 cars. West Oxford, easy access to city and A34. Available immediately. Non-smoker. No children, no pets. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 863238.

Wheatley, centre village, annexe to listed building; 1 bedroom, large sitting-room, bathroom, kitchenette. Tel.: Oxford 873464.

Headington, convenient for John Radcliffe, Churchill, etc., and central Oxford: comfortable fully furnished studio flat, self-contained, with own entrance; single bed, kitchenette en-suite, and shower, w.c., etc.; own c.h. and telephone. Shorthold tenancy. Non-smoking. Very suitable for mature postgraduate, professional, or academic. £320 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 68925.

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Accommodation Offered

Bedsit in family home in North Oxford; en-suite facilities comprising shower, wash-basin, and w.c. Share kitchen. £55 p.w. inc. Tel.: Oxford 53161 after 6 p.m.

North Oxford : attractive, quiet, self-contained bedsitter with cooking facilities, fridge, etc., to let, £60 p.w. plus electricity. Non-smoker. Deposit and references needed. Arnold. Tel. and fax: Oxford 515264.

Bed-and-breakfast available in a warm, comfortable house in exclusive central North Oxford, within easy walking distance of all main university buildings and town centre; a stone's throw from parks, river, and several excellent restaurants. Colour TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities in all rooms; microwaves available. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 57879.

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Accommodation Sought

Apartment sought, 2 bedrooms, furnished, mid- June–early Aug. for American professor, 2 well-behaved children (7 and 3) and grandmother. Jane Winn, SMU School of Law, Dallas, Texas 75275. Tel.: 001 214 768 2583, fax: 001 214 768 4330, e-mail: jwinn@mail.smu.edu.

Yale professor on sabbatical seeks large, well- appointed furnished family house near Oxford centre for year-long rental or exchange starting July. Washer/drier/dish-washer preferred. Tel.: 203 432 4932; fax: 203 432 1040.

If you are thinking of letting your property Finders Keepers will be delighted to meet you to discuss your requirements—without obligation—and to offer expert advice based on over 25 years' experience of the Oxford rental market. Call, write, or e-mail for further information. Finders Keepers Ltd., 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 56993, e- mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet site: http://www.oxlink.co.uk/business/finders.html.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management are one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us. Tel.: Oxford 64533, or fax: 64777.

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Accommodation Exchange

American family of four seeks house- and car-swap in Oxford or environs for six or seven weeks in June and July. Our 5- bedroom house in McLean, Virginia, is 8 miles from the centre of Washington, DC, and very close to all the attractions of mid-Atlantic USA: Blue Ridge Mountains, Atlantic beaches, Chesapeake Bay, New York City. Garage, Toyota in excellent condition, neighbourhood pool and tennis, safe family-friendly subdivision. Tel.: 00 1 703 356 9457.

Edinburgh: charming house in quiet avenue at foot of Arthur's Seat; 3 bedrooms (sleeps 6/7), 2 bathrooms, lounge, dining- room, kitchen, secluded garden; 10 minutes from Prince's Street, Royal Infirmary, university; excellent primary school next door. Non- smoking visiting fellow and family seek similar in Oxford for exchange early Apr.–mid-July. Tel.: 0131-661 5704.

School student exchange

We are an English-speaking Czech family (husband a writer, wife a journalist) looking for an English friend to help improve our 15-year-old daughter's language skills. We would like to set up an exchange between the Czech Republic and Britain. We can offer hospitality in Prague and a mountain house (north-western Bohemia) this summer. We also speak Russian, French, and German. Hana Stepánková, Charlese de Gaulla 11, 160 00 Praha 6, Czech Republic. Tel.: 0042 2 3119278.

 

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Holiday Lets

Sicily: holiday home, 1 hour Siracusa, 1½ hours Noto; fairly Spartan conditions but right on the sea-coast between last 2 lighthouses in Europe. Tel.: Oxford 52876.

Tuscany, Italy: large farmhouse, fully modernised with pool and large garden; mountain village near Lucca; stunning countryside; one-and-a-quarter hours Pisa, one-and-three-quarter hours Florence. Sleeps 8–10. Not available Aug. Tel.: 0181-446 4913.

Torehill Cottage: comfortable and quiet country cottage on the edge of Abernethy Forest in Cairngorm foothills, available to colleagues and academics; sleeps 5, and well-suited to family use, seclusion for writing, etc. £160 p.w. (reduced out of season). Tel. for details and dates available: Oxford 68925.

Catalonia: well-appointed 3-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regençós (about 60 miles north-east of Barcelona and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell; several superb beaches within radius of 6 miles; sleeps 6; on 2 floors, each a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom, lounge/dining area; ground floor: large double bedroom, upper floor: similar double bedroom and further twin-bed room. Attractive roof garden with superb views over surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sun. and will cook delicious meals.£1,000 p.c.m., or £300 p.w. Dr Charles Mould. Tel.: 01993 831747, fax: 01993 831748, e-mail: charles.mould@st-cross.ox.ac.uk.

Lot-Dordogne border: chambres d'hôtes(very reasonable rates) with our French friends in a picturesque hamlet a few kilometres from Souillac. Quiet countryside away from the tourist rush but with easy access to a wide range of facilities and interesting sites. Tel.: 00 33 65 37 60 24, or Oxford 57242.

Italy, outskirts Verona (frequent buses to city centre): apartment for two people in fine fifteenth-century villa in large garden; large bed-sitting room, kitchen/dining-room, bathroom; separate entrance; parking; garden area reserved for guests. £250 p.w., inc. all services and weekly cleaning. Available from May. Tel. for further information (Moore): 01844 238247; or owner, Contessa da Sacco: 00 45 526499.

Tarn-et-Garonne: lovely old stone house, many original features, fully modernised, situated in small, friendly village with shops and post office. Sleeps 6/8. Within easy reach of Albi, Cordes, Najac, Villefranche-de-Rouergue. Walking, canoeing, riding, butterflies, birds, and beautiful countryside. £200–£475 p.w. (not Aug.). Tel. for details and photographs: Oxford 515311.

South-west France: comfortable village house in small ancient village, Herault, near Bezier; close to shopping and to lake, mountains, river, and sea; 3 bedrooms, small garden and large terrace, kitchen, bathroom, grenier, and cave. £200 p.c.m. Not available during summer. Tel.: 0171-927 2079.

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House Purchase Sought

Recently-appointed professor seeking family home in central North Oxford in the region of £200K. Preferred area around Phil and Jim and St Barnabas schools. Should have at least 3 bedrooms, convenient social space, and garden. Have sold own home; cash in bank and can accommodate a quick settlement. No chain please. Tel.: Oxford (2)71930 (office). n

 

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Flat Purchase Sought

Retired Oxford don wishes to buy ground-floor flat in central North Oxford, with 2 or 3 bedrooms, and garden. Tel.: Oxford 57175.

 

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Flat for Sale

La Plagne Centre, Savoie: 3-room furnished flat, sleeps 6; large south-facing balcony, panoramic view; skiing starts at door; satellite dish. Offers in the region of £85,000. Tel. for details: 0171-221 3676.

 

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Car For Sale

Citroën BX 19 TGD, H reg., dark metallic blue, 71,000 miles, 1 previous owner; new gearbox and suspension system; just serviced; electric windows and sunroof; stereo; power steering; full cloth trim; f.s.h.; taxed till Apr.; never broken down. £5,100. Dr Robert Smith. Tel.: Oxford 59499.

 

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Contents of this section:

Academic Staff Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the Staff Development Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70086).

For the full list of courses, see the Staff Development Programme supplement.

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Friday 2 February

DR S. RODGERS: `Memories at the margins: reflections on personal identity' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Remembering, forgetting, and reconstructing the past'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese jade', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

 

MR J. CAMPBELL: `Shires, hundreds, and leets' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Origins of the English state'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M. TREADWELL: `The world of print in the English-speaking world at the lapsing of the Printing Act in 1695' (seminar series: `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), Salter Room, New College, 5 p.m.

D. SCHNAPPER:`L'idée de nation' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

 

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Sunday 4 February

PROFESSOR URSULA KING: ` "Rediscovering Fire": the power of Teilhard de Chardin's spiritual vision' (second Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 5 February

DR J. PALEOCRASSAS: `Environment 2000: the ostrich syndrome' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH (Cameron Mackintosh Professor): `Fifty years acting in the movies' (lecture), Bernary Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

A. SCHNAPPER:`Les curieux français au XVIIe siècle' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. EHRLICH: `On writing concert history—some general ideas' (seminar series: `Studies in the social history of music'), Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

MR J. GLOVER: `Death, euthanasia, and eugenics' (Green College Lectures: `Death'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform quartets by Haydn, Britten, and Schumann, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4, from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door).

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Tuesday 6 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Portraits', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

 

 

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

 

DR P. RIVIÈRE: `Shamanism and the unconfined soul' (Wolfson College Lectures: `From soul to self'), Wolfson, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 7 February

PROFESSOR D. BROWN: `From victim to saint: Isaac and Joseph' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `Tradition and transformation—the virtue in tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. RICHARDSON: `Off to Rome' (Slade Lectures: `Picasso and Cubism: a biographer's view'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. HALPIN and DR G. WALFORD: `Affirming the comprehensive ideal: context', Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

DR M. HERMAN: `Ethiopian Jews' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform quartets by Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4, from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door).

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Thursday 8 February

P. READY: `British overseas domestic workers—a modern form of slavery?' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Issues in gender and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. FREEMAN: `Mental health and the urban environment' (Linacre Lectures: `Mind, brain, and the environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

ROY LANCASTER: `Plants from high places' (Botanic Garden 375th anniversary lectures: `A retrospective look at the future'), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8 p.m. (admission £6; tel. for tickets: (2)76920).

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Friday 9 February

PROFESSOR Z. MACH: `Reconstructed memories of a lost paradise among a migrant community in central Europe' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Remembering, forgetting, and reconstructing the past'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Rachel Norman and Jason Lai) perform works by Haydn and Schoenberg, Christ Church Cathedral, 1.10 p.m. (tickets £5.50/£4/£2.50, from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Hercules!', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

 

 

MR J. CAMPBELL: `Towns' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Origins of the English state'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR S. ELIOT: `Mapping the history of reading: the Evolution of the Reading Experience database' (seminar series: `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), Salter Room, New College, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 10 February

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY exhibition opens: `House Work'—an exhibition of work by students studying at the Ruskin School (until 3 March).

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Sunday 11 February

PROFESSOR URSULA KING: `Spirituality and evolution: discovering our deepest energy resources' (third Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 12 February

UNIVERSITY CLUB exhibition opens: fifty-eighth annual exhibition of the Society of Wood Engravers (until 22 March).

MS O. BENNETT: `Oral testimony and the environment' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. HIRSHBERG: `Ideological centralisation and ethnic compartmentalisation in an immigrant musical culture—the case of Israel' (seminar series: `Studies in the social history of music'), Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

A. CORBIN: `Paris, ville sensible au XIX siècle' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. HAMILTON: `Death, sex, and evolution' (Green College Lectures: `Death'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 13 February

MAISON FRANÇAISE conference: `La révolution scientifique de XVIe et XVIIe siècles: traditions historiographiques françaises et britanniques et travaux récents.'

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Etienne Delaune—designs for medals and jewels of the French Renaissance' (until 12 May).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Indian myths and legends', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78000.)

 

 

PROFESSOR R. GOMBRICH: `Selfless Buddhists: ethics without metaphysics?' (Wolfson College Lectures: `From soul to self'), Wolfson, 5 p.m.

DR R. DAWKINS: `The gene's view of creation' (Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 8 p.m. (tickets £2, available from the reception desk, Rewley House, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., or at the door).

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Wednesday 14 February

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Supervising D.Phil. students', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR D. BROWN: `Apostle and penitent: Mary Magdalen' (Hensley Henson Lectures: `Tradition and transformation—the virtue in tradition'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR HERMIONE LEE: `Biomythographers: rewriting the lives of Virginia Woolf' (F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

H. CRAWLEY: `Women and refugee status: beyond the public/private dichotomy in European asylum policy' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 15 February

PROFESSOR M. OHINATA: `The mystique of motherhood in Japan' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Issues in gender and development'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR N. SCHOR: `One hundred years of melancholy' (Zaharoff Lecture 1995--6), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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