1 March 2001 - No 4578



<p>Oxford University Gazette,<br /> Vol. 131, No. 4578: 1 March 2001<br /></p>

Oxford University Gazette

1 March 2001


Gazette publication arrangements: temporary alteration of deadline


The remaining Gazettes of this term will be published on 8, 15, and 22
March.
Publication for Trinity Term will begin on 19 April.

Because of difficulties caused by the date of Easter, all copy for the 19 April
Gazette is to be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 April.


University Health and
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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 1 March 2001: University Acts<br />

University Acts


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CONGREGATION 20 February


Promulgation of Statute not confirmed

Since more than fifty members of Congregation have required a postal vote on the preamble
to the Statute concerning the salaries of academic staff, the promulgation of the Statute in
Congregation on 20 February is not confirmed.

¶ The verbatim record or a summary of the debate on the preamble will be
published as a Supplement to the Gazette in due course. Voting papers will
be
sent to members of Congregation, and a date will be fixed by Mr Vice-Chancellor for
holding
the vote.

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY


Register of Congregation

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

Anstey, T.D., Institute of Molecular Medicine

Brooke, R.J., MA, Christ Church

Clark, H.W., MA, New College

Grau, D.P., Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 1 March 2001: University Agenda<br />

University Agenda


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CONGREGATION 3 March 2.30 p.m.


Conferment of Honorary Degree

The Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, approved by
Resolution of Congregation on 6 February, will be conferred upon JOHN
HARVEY ASHDOWN, formerly Conservation Officer of the City of Oxford.

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CONGREGATION 6 March


Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises
questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no
request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will
accordingly declare the preamble adopted and the Annual Review of the
University for 1999–2000 presented without a meeting under the
provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 2000, p. 7).

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CONGREGATION 14 March 12 noon


Admission of Proctors and Assessor

A Congregation will be held on Wednesday, 14 March, in Convocation House
for the purpose of admitting to office DAVID JOHN WOMERSLEY, MA,
D.PHIL. (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Jesus College, and PROFESSOR
GEOFFREY WALFORD, MA, M.PHIL. (MA London; BA, MA, M.SC.,
MBA Open; B.SC., PH.D. Kent), Fellow of Green College, as Proctors for the
ensuing year, and BRYAN ROE WARD-PERKINS, MA, Fellow of Trinity
College, as Assessor for the ensuing year.

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CONGREGATION 20 March 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any
intention to vote against any of the following resolutions, signed in each case
by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by
noon on Monday, 12 March (see the Guide to Procedures in
Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').


Voting on Resolutions approving the
conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law,
honoris causa, upon WILLIAM GORDON BOWEN (AB Denison;
PH.D. Princeton), President of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York,
be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law,
honoris causa, upon GRO HARLEM BRUNDTLAND (MD Oslo;
MPH Harvard), Director-General of the World Health Organization, be
approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris
causa
, upon PROFESSOR ERIC JOHN ERNEST HOBSBAWM, CH
(BA, PH.D. Cambridge), FBA, Emeritus Professor of Economic and Social
History, University of London, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris
causa
, upon PROFESSOR TIM BERNERS-LEE, OBE, MA, Honorary
Fellow of Queen's College, 3Com Founders Professor, Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, be approved.

(5) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris
causa
, upon PROFESSOR WALTER KOHN (BA, MA Toronto; PH.D.
Harvard), FRS, Professor Emeritus and Research Professor of Physics,
University of California at Santa Barbara, be approved.

(6) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris
causa
, upon PROFESSOR SIR GUSTAV NOSSAL, AC, CBE
(B.SC.(MED.), MB, BS Sydney; PH.D. Melbourne), FAA, FRACGP,
FRACOG (HON.), FRACP, FRCP, FRCPA, F.R.C.PATH., FRS, FRSE, FTSE,
Professor Emeritus of the University of Melbourne, be approved.

(7) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris
causa
, upon DAME FELICITY LOTT, DBE (BA London), FRAM,
soprano, be approved.

¶ If the Resolutions are approved, the honorary degrees will be
conferred at the Encaenia on 20 June 2001, when also the Degree of Doctor
of Civil Law, honoris causa, approved by Special Resolution of
Congregation on 2 May 2000, will be conferred upon HIS EXCELLENCY
KOFI ATTA ANNAN (BA Macalester College; M.SC. Massachusetts Institute
of Technology), Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Biographical details of the proposed honorands will be included in the 15
March issue of
Oxford Blueprint
, and in the
meantime are available on
the University's Web site (
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/po/).

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 1 March 2001: Notices<br />

Notices


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KPMG PROFESSORSHIP OF TAXATION LAW


JUDITH ANNE FREEDMAN, Professor, Law Department, London School of Economics,
has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 September 2001.

Professor Freedman will be a fellow of Worcester College.

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are
currently in progress, is as follows:

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Merton Professorship of English Literature


                                       Appointed by

Mr Vice-Chancellor                     ex officio
The Warden of Merton                   ex officio
Professor C. Belsey                    Council
Professor I. Donaldson                 Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                       Humanities Board
Dr J. Pitcher                          English Language and Literature Board
Professor A. Nuttall                   English Language and Literature Board
Professor O.P. Taplin                  Literae Humaniores Board
Dr R.A. McCabe                         Merton College

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UNIVERSITY GAZETTE:
PUBLICATION
ARRANGEMENTS

The remaining Gazettes of this term will be published on 8, 15, and 22
March.
Publication for Trinity Term will begin on 19 April.

Because of difficulties caused by the date of Easter, all copy for the 19 April
Gazette is to be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 April.

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LANGUAGE CENTRE


English for academic purposes (EFL)

Writing a thesis or dissertation. This course covers the material studied in
the
Hilary Term academic writing course. (12--16 March, Monday–Friday, 9.30
a.m.–12.45 p.m. Fee: £95.
)

Academic correspondence. Writing effective letters and e-mails.
(12--16
March, Monday--Friday, 2–4.15 p.m. Fee: £65.
)


Intensive weekend courses in foreign languages


The Language Centre will be running four weekend language courses in Trinity Term. Each
course will consist of eight hours' tuition and last from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. on both Saturday
and Sunday. The emphasis will be on speaking and listening. The courses are as
follows:

19--20 May: German (Absolute Beginners and Intermediate)

19--20 May: Italian (Absolute Beginners and Lower Intermediate)

2--3 June: French (Near/False Beginners, Lower Intermediate, and Upper
Intermediate)

2--3 June: Spanish (Absolute Beginners and Lower Intermediate)

The fee will be £28 for junior members of the University and other full-time students,
£36 for members of Congregation, and £48 to non-members.


Trinity Term open access courses

Places will be available at Advanced Level in Italian, Modern Greek, Russian, and Spanish,
and at some lower levels in German, Modern Greek, and Russian, to join the classes after
Easter.

Further information about all courses and facilities at the Language Centre may be obtained
from the Language Centre's Information Officer, Angela Pinkney, by telephoning (2)83660,
by e-mailing to admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, or calling at the Centre at 12 Woodstock Road. The
centre's Web site is at http://units.ox.ac.uk/departments/langcentre/.

The Library is open 9.30 a.m.–9 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 9.30 a.m.–6.30
p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday.

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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES

Call for volunteers to learn Chinese

The Institute for Chinese Studies is looking for volunteers from within the University with
no knowledge of Chinese to participate in training in the four language skills of reading,
speaking, listening, and writing. The second session, for training in speaking skills, will run
from 23 April to 20 July. Participants will be required to commit themselves to a total of
97.5 contact hours during this session, involving one-and-a-half hours a day, five days a
week, over thirteen weeks in total. The classes will take place at 5 p.m. every day during
full term at the Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street, but these times could be adjusted
during the summer vacation period of acceptable to all participants. Members of the
University with no knowledge of Mandarin who wish to learn Chinese speaking skills are
welcome to participate in this project. Numbers will be limited to fifteen participants.

Those interested should e-mail to:
kan@server.orient.ox.ac.uk.

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM


Exhibitions now open

About time: this interactive exhibition for the millennium looks at time in all its facets,
exploring how we record time, commemorate events, and how we measure the effects of
time on our objects (until 1 April)

The Victorians: Victorian memorabilia, including commemorative medals, postage stamps,
military medals, and coins (until 15 April)

Sculptors' drawings: includes works by artists as varied as Luca della Robbia, Michelangelo,
Joseph Nollekens, and Gaudier-Brzeska (until 20 May)


Forthcoming exhibitions

Hiroshige's views of Mount Fuji: this small exhibition of Japanese woodblock prints includes
some of the most attractive examples of the genre (12 April–3
June
)

Jules Flandrin (1871–1947): the other fin de siècle: the first
British
retrospective of the work of Jules Flandrin—a friend of Matisse and George Rouault,
and
known by critics as one of the torchbearers of l'art vivant (17
April–24 June
)

Easter closure: the museum will be closed between 13 April and 15 April
inclusive, and will reopen on Monday, 16 April.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 1 March 2001: Lectures<br />

Lectures


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CARLYLE LECTURES

DR NOEL MALCOLM will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the
Examination Schools, in weeks three to eight of Hilary Term.

Subject: `Islam, the Ottomans, and "Oriental Despotism"
in western thought, c.1400–c.1800.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE,
MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES, MODERN HISTORY

Language and history: an interdisciplinary seminar

Amended notice

DR DAVID HOWLETT will speak in place of the announced speaker, Rebecca Hughes, at
the seminar to be held on Tuesday, 6 March, in Oriel College.

Conveners: D.F. Cram, MA, University Lecturer in Linguistics,
R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History, and S. Romaine, MA,
Merton Professor of English Language.

Subject: `The invention of literary languages in the British Isles.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

A bilingual reading and discussion with leading Austrian writers RAOUL SCHROTT and
EVELYN SCHLAG, and their translators IAIN GALBRAITH and KAREN LEEDER, will
be held at 12 noon on Monday, 5 March, in Lecture Room 6, New College. This event is
part of an Arts Council sponsored national tour and of the Oxford Austrian Cultural Festival.

Convener: K.J. Leeder, MA, Faculty Lecturer in German.

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MUSIC

DR RAINER KLEINERTZ, Regensburg, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 5 March,
in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `The scene of annunciation in
Wagner's Walküre: a turning point in the genesis and structure of the
Ring.'

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OXFORD COLLEGES ADMISSIONS OFFICE


Curriculum 2000 Seminars

The Oxford Colleges Admissions Office would like to invite all admissions and teaching staff
in colleges and departments to a seminar on the new Post-16 Curriculum at 12.30 p.m. on
Monday, 12 March, in the Linbury Building, Worcester College.

PAM MORRIS, Principal Officer 14--19 Curriculum at the Qualifications and Curriculum
Authority, will give a presentation about the new curriculum and the patterns of AS and A2
subjects emerging from schools. There will be time for questions and discussion. The
seminar is expected to end at 2 p.m.

The Admissions Office hopes that this seminar will be useful for anyone involved in
admissions and advising candidates about making an application to Oxford. All are welcome.
A sandwich lunch will be provided.

Anyone who would like to attend the seminar should contact Louise Horsfall, Project
Officer, Oxford Colleges Admissions Office, by Wednesday, 7 March (e-mail:
louise.horsfall@admin.ox.ac.uk).

The Admissions Office would also like to give advance notice of a subject specialist
Curriculum 2000 seminar for the Mathematical and Physical Sciences, to be held on 23
April. More details will be sent out to colleges and departments soon.

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INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF
UNIVERSITY LEARNING


Phenomenography Research Seminar

Phenomenography is a qualitative approach to research that seeks to map the qualitative
variation in the experience of a phenomenon. This research perspective is becoming
increasingly popular in Northern Europe, South East Asia, and Australia, but the field is still
in its infancy in the UK. This seminar, being presented by the Institute for the Advancement
of University Learning, will focus on the methodology and outcomes of this research
approach.

It will take place on Wednesday, 5 September, 9 a.m.--5 p.m., in New College. The
full cost for the day (including lunch, and tea/coffee) is £35. The Institute anticipates
arranging an evening meal for the group the night before the event.

The seminar will be oriented towards researchers engaged in phenomenographic
studies. Presentations (of new work) will be limited to three to four papers and to less than
half the total seminar time. A recent study combining phenomenography with analysis of
metaphor will be the feature presentation. The whole group will work together for the day,
and to make this manageable, overall numbers are limited to thirty-five.

Anyone who wishes to attend is asked to e-mail Dr Keith Trigwell (e-mail:
keith.trigwell@learning.ox.ac.uk) indicating the experience he or she has had with
phenomenography.

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY


Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

STANLEY PRUSINER, Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and
Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco, will
deliver the fourth Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 31 May, in the
University Museum of Natural History. Enquiries may be directed to Pauline Rudd
(telephone: (2)75340), Fran Platt (telephone: (2)75725), or Kieran Clarke (telephone:
(2)75255).

Subject: `The mad cow crisis.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH
STUDIES

ETGAR KERET, Israeli novelist, will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Monday, 5 March, in the
Faculty Room, the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane.

Convener: G. Abramson, MA, Cowley Lecturer in Post-Biblical
Hebrew.

Subject: `After ideology: Hebrew writing today.'

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Lunchtime seminars in applied linguistics

DR C. WALTER, Cambridge, will give a seminar at 1 p.m. on Thursday, 8 March, in the
Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road. Light refreshments will be available from 12.30 p.m.

Subject: `Working memory and the L2 reading threshold.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

MR CAMERON STEWART, Lecturer in Law, Macquarie University, will give a seminar
at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 March, in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.

Convener: D.J. Galligan, MA, DCL, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies
and Director of the Centre.

Subject: `The tort of wrongful living: a wrong without a remedy?'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE


Latin American Centre

Seminar series

DR D. BRADING, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 March, in the Latin
American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

Subject: `Mexican nationalism and Our Lady of Guadalupe.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE


Richard Hillary Lecture

IAN McEWAN will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 May,
in the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Literature and human nature.'

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RIPON COLLEGE, CUDDESDON


Jaspers Lecture

DR DAVID LAW, Manchester, will deliver the Karl Jaspers Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday,
5 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Karl Jaspers and theology.'

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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 1 March 2001: Examinations and Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards


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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 2001

Preliminary Examination

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: L.A. SIEDENTOP, MA, D.PHIL.,
Fellow of Keble

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Honour Moderations

Biological Sciences: D.M. SHOTTON, MA, Fellow of Wolfson

Classics and English: L.G. BLACK, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel

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Honour Schools

Mathematics and Philosophy Part II: D.R. ISAACSON, MA, D.PHIL.,
Fellow of Wolfson (address: Philosophy Centre)

Modern History and Economics: J.H. DAVIS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of
Queen's

Oriental Studies: D.W. FAURÉ, MA, Fellow of St Antony's
(address: Institute for Chinese Studies)

Supplementary Subject Anthropology (Assessor): V. REYNOLDS, MA,
Fellow of Magdalen (address: Department of Biological Anthropology)

Corrigendum

Mathematics and Philosophy Part I: G.L. LUKE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow
of St Hugh's

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Master of Business Administration

P.W. WILLMAN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Balliol (address: Saïd Business School)

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Master of Philosophy

European Politics and Society: J.J. RICHARDSON, MA, Fellow of
Nuffield (address: European Politics, Economics, and Society)

Oriental Studies: C.F. ROBINSON, MA, Fellow of Wolfson

Politics: D.B. GOLDEY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lincoln

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Master of Science

Applied Statistics: R.C. GRIFFITHS, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

The examiners appointed by the following divisional board, faculty boards, and committee
give notice of oral examination of their candidates as follows:

Medical Sciences

C.A. KENNEDY, Trinity: `Evaluating health interventions: a comparison of
cost–benefit analysis and cost effectiveness analysis employing radon-induced lung
cancer prevention'.

Nuffield, Friday, 2 March, 2 p.m.


Examiners: R.M. Fitzpatrick, D. Cohen.

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English Language and Literature

J.M. TOLMIE, University: `Performing Eve in the medieval theatre'.

University, Friday, 9 March, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: E.H. Cooper, R. Evans.

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Literae Humaniores

A. BITEL, Corpus Christi: `Quis ille?: Alter egos in Apuleius' Golden
Ass
'.

Trinity, Friday, 23 March, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: P. Brown, M. Zimmerman.

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Mathematical Sciences

C. ELDERSHAW, Keble: `Heuristic algorithms for motion planning'.

Computing Laboratory, Tuesday, 6 March, 10 a.m.


Examiners: J. Pitt-Francis, M. Yim.

K. HARRIMAN, Wadham: `Applications of adaptive finite element methods to problems in
electrochemistry'.

Computing Laboratory, Friday, 16 March, 10 a.m.


Examiners: M.B. Giles, J. Mackenzie.

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Modern History

J.L. KENNEDY, Trinity: `Representation of spectra in early British astrophysics'.

Examination Schools, Friday, 9 March, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: W.D. Hackmann, S.J. Schaffer.

H. LORREY, University: `The converted mind: individual and community in Judeo-Christian
relations in England, 1100–1300'.

Examination Schools, Thursday, 8 March, 11.30 a.m.


Examiners: H.M.R.E. Mayr-Harting, P. Biller.

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Oriental Studies

P.A. ROBERTS, Harris Manchester: `The biographies of
Ras-chung-pa: the evolution of a Tibetan hagiography'.

Oriental Institute, Friday, 2 March, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: C.A.E. Ramble, P. Kvaerne.

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Physical Sciences

R.O. CAMBA ACOSTA, St John's: `Reaction mechanisms of iron-sulphur proteins studied
by protein film voltammetry'.

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Monday, 5 March, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: R.J.P. Williams, A.J. Thomson.

E. PAPA, St Peter's: `Applications of the theory of integrable systems to models of
condensed matter physics'.

Sub-department of Theoretical Physics, Friday, 2 March, 11.30 a.m.


Examiners: D. Abraham, P.-A. Bares.

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Social Studies

J.J. TAYLOR, Pembroke: `Continuity and change in government media: a case-study
approach to the British experience, with particular reference to the sterling devaluation of
1967 and withdrawal from the ERM in 1992'.

Mansfield, Monday, 19 March, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: D.I. Marquand, C. Seymour Ure.

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Committee for Educational Studies

N. ARNHOLD, St Edmund Hall: `The evaluation of East
German higher education and research by the Wissenschaftstat: a study with particular
reference to the Teacher Education Commission and its work'.

Examination Schools, Wednesday, 21 March, 11 a.m.


Examiners: E.J. Neather, K.H. Gruber.

J. BETTS, Brasenose: `Marching onwards: the social practices of literacy in Ulsultan, El
Salvador'.

Examination Schools, Friday, 23 March, 11.30 a.m.


Examiners: S. Aikman, B. Street.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 1 March 2001: Colleges<br />

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


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OBITUARIES


St Anne's College

MRS MARJORIE SMART (née Wheatley); Member of the St Anne's
Society
1944–7, President of the Association of Senior Members 1990–4.

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St Edmund Hall

PETER RODNEY STOTT, MA, 5 February 2001; commoner 1945–50. Aged 73.

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ELECTIONS


St Anne's College

To Emeritus Fellowships:

DR H.D. JOHNSTONE, MA, D.PHIL. (B.MUS Dublin), FSA

MISS E.M. RUTSON, B.LITT., MA

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To an Official Fellowship:

DR H.C. CHRISTIAN (B.SC., PH.D. London)

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To the Kathleen Bourne Junior Research Fellowship:

PHILIP GROVER,
M.SC. (MA
Dundee, PH.D. St Andrews)

To the Drapers' Company Junior Research Fellowship:

BRENDON
LOVETT,
M.PHYS.

To a Kathleen Bourne Supernumerary Fellowship:

DR S. MARNETTE
(PH.D.
California)

To a Scholarship:

MS ROSALIND STOTT, formerly of Withington Girls'
School,
Manchester

To an Exhibition:

SAMUEL WEST, formerly of Abingdon School

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St Hilda's College

To a Senior Research Fellowship (with immediate effect):

MRS ELAINE
MATTHEWS, MA, M.PHIL.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 1 March 2001: Advertisements<br />

Advertisements


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How to advertise in the
Gazette


Terms and conditions
of acceptance of advertisements

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Oxford Bach Choir

Sat., 10 March, 7.30 p.m. at the Sheldonian Theatre, Carmina
Burana
by Carl Orff, and Mele Livida(Songs of Catullus) by Robert
Walker. Conducted by Nicholas Cleobury. Tickets £6–£35 from Oxford
Playhouse Box Office (tel.: 01865 798600).

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Fifties Nostalgia

Complete first edition of Oxford Junior
Encyclopedia
(12 vols. plus index volume). All but one volume in original covers.
Offers invited. Tel.: 01865 761530 (answerphone).

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Volunteers Wanted

Tandem is a small local charity which matches up volunteers with
people isolated due to mental ill-health or distress. We are now recruiting volunteers for the
next befrienders' training course, starting 1 March (6 sessions). Please call 01865 724225
if interested.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

With the BGWPY exhibition running until Sun., 4 March, stocks are
in hand of the striking range of newly issued postcards (35p; set of 12, £3.50), the
exhibition Portfolio(£2) and the collectable, hardback
Portfolio 10(£25) which contains all the winning and commended
entries. And, heralding the approach of spring, our traditional, non-calorific stone eggs are
joined by seasonal mugs, botanical cards, and a totally new product–nesting tubes for
attracting red mason bees to the garden. A 10% discount is offered Mon.,–Fri., on
production of a University card at the start of a transaction. The shop is open dialy 12
noon–5 p.m. Sales enquiries 272961.

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Piano Recital

Nicholas Hodges (piano) will play–Schumann:
Allegroop.8; Fantasyop. 17;
Humoreskeop.20; Finnissy: Yvaroperas I-V. Holywell
Music Room, Sat., 17 March, 7.30 p.m. Tickets £10 (students £5) from: Tickets
Oxford–Tel.: 01865 798600, or Mary Moore–Tel: 01865 455516, e-mail:
marymoore@ntlworld.com. "Hodges' supercharged playing lit up the
evening"–The Scotsman.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration: 30 years experience;
collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to: The Workshop, 11A High
Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon., OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Tuition Offered

Junior English Courses: are you an overseas parent studying or
working in Oxford, and looking for an English language course for your children at Easter?
Atlas English is a small, high-quality school which provides Easter courses for Juniors from
11–17 years old, from 26 March–20 April. Central location, qualified teachers
with long experience of dealing with this age group. Full social activities programme
included. We also run summer courses from mid-June to Sept. Please contact Stephanie
Gosling on 01869 247671, or e-mail: atlasenglish@btinternet.com.

Eynsham Life Drawing Group: Tuesday eves. 7.30–9.30 p.m.,
5 miles from Oxford. £6 per session. Information Anne Gingell 01993 773489.

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Services Offered

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford.
Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding
world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more.
Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax:
514656, email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

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Domestic Services

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.

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Situations Vacant

Local Garden Picture Library seeks temporary help inputting data into
computer library management system. Accuracy and attention to detail is essential, and a
knowledge of plants would be an advantage. Hours flexible to suit the right candidate. Small,
friendly office, based in Charlbury, just 15 minutes by train from Oxford. Applications in
writing to: Andrew Lawson Photography, Gothic House, Church Street, Charlbury OX7
3PP.

Local Garden Picture Library also seeks full-time office assistant to
provide general support in our small but busy library supplying images of plants and gardens
to the publishing world. Enthusiasm and willingness to learn more important than experience
but you will need to be neat, accurate and at ease with computers. Good working conditions
and pay. Applications in writing to: Andrew Lawson Photography, Gothic House, Church
Street, Charlbury OX7 3PP.

Domestic and Cleaning Assistant (full-time): friendly and dynamic
person required to work 30 hrs per week in a Centre of Studies and Residence for Students
in central/north Oxford, an ecumenical foundation with a unique atmosphere. For further
details contact the Warden, House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road, Oxford
OX2 6LU. Tel.: 01865 513117.

Graduates required to write abstracts of English- and foreign-language
articles/books about modern and contemporary art on a freelance basis. Flexible schedule and
workload. All languages: German and French particularly welcome. Please send c.v. to
Catherine McBeth at ARTbibliographies Modern, 35A Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2
6AT. Tel.: 01865 311350, fax: 01865 311358, e-mail: cmcbeth@csa.com.

Bibliographical Data Entry: a large number of index cards containing
bibliographical and other information on topics in the arts and humanities, needs to be typed
into a computerized database. The work will begin with a pilot scheme: it can be done either
in our office or possibly at home, and tackled in the quantity that suits your circumstances.
We would pay £6 per hour for work of satisfactory quality. Anyone interested in being
considered for this work should be resident in or near Oxford, and should get in touch with
Katherine Manville, New Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford
University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP (tel.: 01865 267010; e-mail:
kmanville@oup.co.uk) by 23 March.

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Houses to Let

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. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the
properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or email us
with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.:
01865 764533, fax: 764777, email: info@qbman.co.uk.

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford:
Foxglove Cottage, Woodstock–£850 p.c.m.; spacious modern 2-bedroom cottage
with garage, offered unfurnished. Available April: Hobson Road,
Summertown–£1,300 p.c.m; smartly presented 3-bedroom family house with
parking, fully furnished. Available now. Contact us for a full list of property: tel.: 01865
554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle-lettings@dial.pipex.com, Website:
www.lifestyle-lettings.co.uk.

Oxford: 18th-c. house, furnished, secluded garden, 3 miles city centre,
frequent buses. 1 Sept.–20 June 2002. Three bedrooms, gas c.h., fully equipped
kitchen, locked carport. Rent £900 p.c.m. Tel./fax: 01865 778768.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated
approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our website for up-to-date
detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority
reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For
further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Road, Summertown,
Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. Email: oxford@finders.co.uk.
Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Summertown (nr St Edward's School): large comfortable 3-bedroom,
semi-detached house with garden. Easy access to city and colleges. Available 21 July–2
Sept., (6 wks). Rent £950 plus bills. For careful and caring tenants. Non-smokers
please. Deposit and references required. E-mail: illustrator@korkypaul.com. Tel.: 01865
516556.

Charming 17th-c. stone cottage, with 1 bedroom-study, and 1 kitchen-
dining room. Small but very charming in a wonderful village location in Iffley, 10 minutes'
by bike from the centre of Oxford. Ideal for a visiting scholar or post-graduate. Available
for all or part of the period from 17 March–5 Jan., 2002 (Trinity term, the summer
vacation, and Michaelmas term). £400 p.m. Tel.: Robin Archer on 01865 747735, or
e-mail: robin.archer@ccc.ox.ac.uk.

Restored coach-house to let to single person/couple in historic
location, 10 miles north of Oxford–bus service, magnificent views, parking, sitting
room, kitchen, 1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, hall. Fully-furnished and equipped. Available
mid-April. £525 p.c.m. exc. Tel.: 01993 813569.

Lovely luxurious Victorian house, with gardens and parking, in sought
after location south of Summertown. Very attractively furnished and well equipped, this
academic's home is available during owner's sabbatical for the following periods (some
flexibility): 26 Feb., for 4–6 weeks, Trinity term plus, i.e. 20 April–late June,
possibly July. Double living room, kitchen/diner, large conservatory/second living room,
available on 2 or 3 bedroom basis (4th bedroom out of use) to careful caring tenants.
References essential. Phone/fax: 0131 668 1067.

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in residential North Oxford.
Easy access to city centre (several bus routes, or walk along road or canal). Quiet location.
Easily looked-after garden. Very much has feeling of being out in the country. Very large
kitchen/dining room. Large living-room upstairs, to take advantage of view over large green
open space. modern furniture. fully equipped. Available July and August. Prefer non-
smokers, and no children. Tel.: 01865 511825 (eves. or Sundays). E-mail:
l.lyons@physics.ox.ac.uk.

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Flats to Let

Cambridge flat, city centre, fully furnished, to let for 6 months,
April–Sept. Private entrance, 2 floors, balcony, all appliances. £750 p.c.m., inc.
all charges: electricity, gas, water, council tax, service charge, t.v. licence. E-mail:
rs236@cus.cam.ac.uk. Tel.: 01223 322290.

North Oxford : 2-bedroom, furnished purpose-built first-floor
apartment, with large lounge, 1 double, 1 single bedroom, at a stone's throw from
Summertown shops and restaurants. One and a half miles from city centre. Available from
late March, best suited to professional or visiting academics. £725 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865
516144 or fax: 01865 437996.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes' walk from city centre, University
Parks, all main university buildings, and very close to the river. Available for short/long lets.
Three exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large
Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy
rooms: (1) Ground-floor, available 1 May, 1 double, 1 single bedroom, large drawing-room,
kitchen, bathroom. (2) First- flat available from 1 April, second-floor from 1 July. Each with
large double bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large
secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

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Accommodation Sought

We require a 3- or 4-bedroom furnished house, preferably in the
Headington/Marston area for our family. We are moving from New Zealand to England for
6 months, and require the house from 8 April until 1 Oct., while my husband is on sabbatical
at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Please reply to Joan, e-mail: cjari@iconz.co.nz.

Medical Professor, accompanied by his wife, and working at the John
Radcliffe Hospital seeks accommodation in or around Oxford for 5 weeks from the 30 April,
2001. Two-bedroom flat or house would be ideal but happy to consider anything. For
further details please contact 01865 220970.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB
management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise
in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and ahve 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: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us:
info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our web site at:
http:/www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Accommodation Offered

Two rooms (bedroom and sitting-room/study) available for rent in a
large house in Oxford (Headington). Close to bus stops, walking distance to
Churchill/Warneford sites. Suit female postgrad/academic/professional. Non-smokers only.
£450 p.m. exc. bills. Phone 01865 741666.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays
in the warm, comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, quiet, central
North Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks,
river, shops and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities,
microwave, and refrigerator or refrigerator availability, c.h., and independent heating.
Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./Fax: 01865 557879.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home and investment.
With our 27 years' experience we assure you of a high level of service from dedicated and
professional letting and management teams. Many of our landlords have remained with us
since we opened and are still reaping the benefits of our high standards of property
management. if you would like details of our services please contact Finders Keepers at 226
Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, fax: Oxford 556993,
email: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Fully-furnished accommodation in South Oxford. Entrance hall and
spacious ground-floor bedroom with twin beds, first-floor kitchen, sitting/dining room with
TV, bathroom, and a second large bedroom with twin beds. Central heating, gas cooker,
firdge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Available from April. Rent £790
p.m. inc. electricity, water and gas but exc. telephone and Council Tax bills. Non-smokers
only. For further details please tel.: 01865 249063.

Large bright beautiful basement room for rent in our home in North
Central Oxford; c.h., own access, telephone, bathroom and basic cooking facilities; ideal as
study or artist/writer's studio; applications to use as living space from single professionals
or mature graduate students considered. £95 max. p.w., inc. bills (except telephone
and council tax increment, if applicable). Tel.: 01865 557932.

North Oxford : maisonette, 1 km from centre. One double, 1 single
bedroom, large light sitting/dining room; automatic washing machine but no TV. Available
for all or part of late March to end-Sept. £560 p.c.m. (inc. water/electricity, telephone
rental but not dialled calls); garage not included but arrangement may be possible. E-mail:
john.dunbabin@sch.ox.ac.uk, or jean.dunbabin@st-annes.ox.ac.uk, or ring 01993 891 327
(eves./weekends).

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Accommodation Exchange

House swap: have you thought of a year in the warmth near the Indian
Ocean, living in our 1-level house in a delightful suburb of Perth, Western Australia? We're
ready, on 1 June 2001, to swap for 2 bedrooms in the Oxford, Reading, Banbury area with
a safe garden. Please contact me, Ed Hooper, at 243 Heytesbury Road, Subiaco, WA 6008,
or phone 6189 388 0440, or e-mail: ed.hooper@aus.apachecorp.com.

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Summer Let

Large semi-detached house, less than 2 miles north of city centre: 5
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, all modern conveniences, extensive garden leading onto playing
fields. Non-smokers preferred. Available mid-July–mid-Aug. £500 p.w. (fully
inc.). Boswell 01865 432597, e-mail: MBos120640@aol.com.uk.

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Holiday Lets

Andalusia: chaplain's house in beautiful mountain village; sleeps 6,
immaculate and newly furnished, spacious with large roof terrace overlooking orange groves
and hills; dishwasher, washing machine. Sea 25 minutes, Granada 20 minutes, Sierra Nevada
peaks 40 minutes. July, Aug., and Easter £380 p.w., otherwise £260
p.w.–both incl. linen and cleaner. More information from Annette Mountford 01865
515778.

Italy, Umbria: traditional country house set within its own land of 6
hectares, guaranteeing privacy and quiet. Golf course, and water sports at Lake Trasimeno
nearby, 35 minutes' from Perugia. Two apartments available with beautiful views and private
terraces. Each apartment has 1 double and 1 twin/double plus use of pool. Prices from
£350 p.w. Tel.: 0039 075 9410217, e-mail: timaltby@tin.it.

Barga, Tuscany: Garfagnana Valley, close to Carrera mountains and
easy reach of Lucca, Viareggio, and Florence. Charming 2 bedroom, 2 bath cottage, sleeps
4. Surrounded by vines and olive trees. Stunning panoramic views. All mod cons in rustic
traditional setting. No children under 12. For details and photos contact Mrs J. Collett 01672
516602 (eves.), or e-mail: rtc@defconet.demon.co.uk.

Catalonia: well-appointed 4-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian
village of Regencos (about 60 miles north-east of Barcelona and 4 miles inland), near
Palafrugell; available May, June, July and Sept. Several superb beaches within a radius of
6 miles. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. The house, which sleeps 7, is on
2 floors, each of which is a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom, and lounge/dining
area. The ground floor has a large double bedroom, and a single, while the upper floor has
a similar double bedroom, and a further twin-bedded room. Attractive roof garden with
superb views over surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sunday and will cook
delicious meals. £1,000 p.c.m., £550 per fortnight, or £300 p.w. Ring
Dr Charles Mould, 01451 860876 (fax: 01451 861691), e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net for
further particulars.

Castle in Edinburgh! 15th c. tower house on hill, easy access to city
centre, 2 bedrooms, one with four-poster, battlements with splendid views, magnificently
restored and furnished. 7–12 May. Phone/fax: 0131 668 1067.

Benicassim, Spain: lovely beachside apartment, terrace overlooking
beach, stunning views, nice mountain tracks nearby, swimming pool, tennis, horse-riding.
Nice Spanish villages in the area. Sleeps 4/8, available all year. Leaflet for more
information. Contact Rosa Albero/Conrado Martinez on 01865 463128, e-mail:
Rosa333@yahoo.com, or conrado.martinez@linacre.ox.ac.uk.

Delicious Irish cottage, Donegal, sleeps 4–6. Open fires, aga,
overlooking lake, rowing boat and scenery included, pets welcome. You are in the heart of
Ireland's lake districk, perfect country retreat. A place to dream and relax. Beaches, golf,
fishing, good pubs, music and much more. Tel.: 00353 96 49 181.

Tuscany, Italy: charming, seventeenth century farmhouse in unspoilt
mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised with
lovely garden and swimming pool. Near Lucca, easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps
8–10. Not available in Aug. Tel.: 0208 446 4913.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly
renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated,
vine-covered, sitting area with brick barbecue---perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet
area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and
around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. All linen,
electricity and cleaning inc. 2001 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831
56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Tranquil Umbria: luxury flat sleeping 2 in rural setting with stunning
views. Large shaded terrace, and private garden. Easy access to Rennaissance art treasures.
Perugia 15 minutes, Assisi 30 minutes. For further information telephone William Urquhart
on 01344 779731.

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Flat for Sale

St Thomas Street, Oxford: a unique opportunity to acquire a first-floor
modern flat in a development close to the city centre, railway station and Said Business
School. Entrance hall leading to sitting-room, exceptionally well-equipped kitchen, 2 doube
bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, bathroom with overhead shower, double length garage.
Entry phone security system to secure Mews courtyard. £198,000. Contact: A.N.
Lane, 01865 514516 (home), 01865 459204 (work).

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House for Sale/To Let

Sandford-on-Thames, just south of Oxford: 200-year-old end of terrace
stone cottage. Three bedrooms, gas c.h., large mature gardens. Off-road parking for 2 cars.
Easy access to city centre (bus stop close to house), and John Radcliffe Hospital. Available
immediately. Price £245,000 or £850 p.m. for unfurnished let. Tel.: 01865
773794.

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Houses for Sale

Abingdon: attractive 1-bedroom house. Well positioned within easy
walking distance of town. In good decorative order, comprising porch, living-room, kitchen,
bedroom, bathroom, electric heating. Garden, parking space. Freehold. No chain. Price
£86,000. Tel.: 01608 645498 after 5 p.m.

Spacious 2-bedroom house with large L-shaped sitting-room/dining-
room in Witney (12 miles from Oxford); upstairs bathroom and
downstairs w.c. Generous cupboard space. Gas c.h. Secluded,
walled garden. In excellent condition. No chain. Price £103,950. Tel for
further information: 01865 554684.
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Oxford University Gazette: Appointments, 1 March 2001<br />


Oxford University Gazette: 1 March 2001

Appointments


Vacancies within the University of Oxford:

The University is an equal opportunities employer

MERTON PROFESSORSHIP OF ENGLISH
LITERATURE

UEHIRO PROFESSORSHIP OF APPLIED
ETHICS

UNIVERSITY OFFICES
Appointment of Project Co-ordinator
Appointment of Project Support Officer/Personal Assistant
APPOINTMENT OF UNIVERSITY DRAMA
OFFICER
(2001–2)

Note: a complete list of current "http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/gp/">University vacancies is available
separately.


Vacancies in Colleges and Halls:

KEBLE COLLEGE
Lecturership(s) in Economics
Liddon non-stipendiary Research Fellowship in Theology
Graduate awards
MANSFIELD COLLEGE
Appointment of Graduate Computing Officer
ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE
Stipendiary Lecturership in Medicine
Leathersellers' Company Graduate Scholarship 2001
ST HUGH'S COLLEGE
Tutorial Fellowship and CUF Lecturership in Classical Languages and
Literature
WOLFSON COLLEGE
Appointment of College Steward
WORCESTER COLLEGE
Junior Research Fellowships in the Humanities or Social Sciences
REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE
Fellowship and Tutorship in Philosophy and Christian Ethics


Vacancies outside the University of Oxford:

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (JUDGE
INSTITUTE OF
MANAGEMENT STUDIES)
Robert Monks Professorship of Corporate Governance
DARWIN COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
Appointment of Bursar

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