10 December 1998 - No 4495

Oxford University Gazette

10 December 1998


The following supplements were published with this Gazette:
Ashmolean Museum: Annual Report (Acting Director's Report) 1997-8
Oxford Colleges: Statistics for 1998 Entry
Appointments

 


Gazette publication dates

The final Gazettes of term will appear on 17 December. Publication for Hilary Term will begin on 14 January. The next Appointments Supplement will appear on 21 January. The usual deadlines will apply throughout.

 

 


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University Acts

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CONGREGATION 7 December

Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1997, p. 15), the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 7 December.

Text of Special Resolution

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

ARTHUR GRANT MACGREGOR, MA status, St Cross College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 7 December

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 25 December.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Removal of anomalies

Explanatory note

The following decree removes anomalies and makes consequential amendments to existing decrees which have been overlooked in recent legislation.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. II, § 10, cl. 5, concerning the Telecommunications Committee (Statutes, 1997, p. 238), delete `shall appoint' and substitute `may appoint'.

2 Ibid., in both places in which the words occur, delete `the subcommittee' and substitute `such a subcommittee'.

[Cll. 1 and 2 make the appointment by the Telecommunications Committee of a Technical Subcommittee optional rather than mandatory. In recent years the advisory work previously undertaken by such a committee has been devolved to small working groups and to professional consultants.]

3 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 1102, l. 24, p. 1103, ll. 34 and 39-40, p. 1105, ll. 22, 31, and 43, p. 1106, l. 13, and p. 1112, l. 6, in each case delete `cl. 14' and substitute `cl. 15'.

4 Ibid., p. 1111, ll. 39 and 45, and p. 1112, ll. 4 and 7, in each case delete `§ 5' and substitute `§ 6'.

5 Ibid., p. 1111, l. 47, delete `§ 7' and substitute `§ 8'.

[Cll. 3--5 correct obsolete cross-references in fees legislation.]

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Decree (2): Membership of the Inter-faculty Committee for Modern Middle Eastern Studies

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Inter-faculty Committee for Modern Middle Eastern Studies and with the concurrence of the General Board, amends the membership of the inter-faculty committee to make the co-ordinator of the M.Phil. in Oriental Studies (Modern Middle Eastern Studies) a member of the inter-faculty committee ex officio.

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Text of Decree (2)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. LVI, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 323), after `St Antony's College;' delete `and'.

2 Ibid., after `Modern Languages' delete `.' and substitute `; and'.

3 Ibid., insert item (11): `(11) the co-ordinator of the M.Phil. in Oriental Studies (Modern Middle Eastern Studies).'

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Decree (3): Electoral Board for the Chichele Professorship of Economic History

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Modern History and Social Studies Boards and with the concurrence of the General Board and of All Souls College, revises the composition of the electoral board for the Chichele Professorship of Economic History, by increasing it to nine members and revising the nature of the representation of the two faculty boards; this is in keeping with the recommendations of the Working Party on Statutory Posts.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 120, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 445), insert new items (5) and (6) as follows and renumber existing items (5) and (6) as items (7) and (8): `(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;'.

2 Ibid., delete existing item (7) and substitute: `(9) a person elected by the Board of the Faculty of Modern History after consultation with the Board of the Faculty of Social Studies.'

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Decree (4): Electoral Board for the Wallis Professorship of Mathematics

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board and of St Anne's College, reconstitutes the electoral board for the Wallis Professorship of Mathematics to include an additional appointee of the General Board and an additional faculty board appointee. The enlargement from a seven-member to a nine-member board, in keeping with the recommendations of the Working Party on Statutory Posts, gives the opportunity to broaden representation and to increase external membership.

Text of Decree (4)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 199, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 473), delete items (5)--(7) and substitute: `(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;

(7)--(9) three persons elected by the Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences.'

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Decree (5): Establishment of Gutiérrez Toscano Prize

Explanatory note

The family and friends of the late Pablo Gutiérrez Toscano, St Peter's (tragically killed in a road accident in 1998), have offered a donation of £3,600 to establish an annual prize for the best performance in the M.Sc. in Applied Statistics. The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes the prize.

Text of Decree (5)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1997, p. 649), insert § 135:

`§ 135. Gutiérrez Toscano Prize

1. The University accepts with gratitude donations totalling £3,600, and any further sums which may be contributed for the same purpose, to establish a fund, to be known as the Gutiérrez Toscano Prize Fund, for the encouragement of the study of Applied Statistics at postgraduate level within the University.

2. The net income of the fund shall be used for the award of a prize for performance in the examination for the M.Sc. in Applied Statistics.

3. The prize, of a value to be determined from time to time by the Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, shall be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, by the examiners for the M.Sc. in Applied Statistics to the candidate whose performance in that examination they judge to be the best.

4. The administration of the fund shall be under the direction of the faculty board, which may delegate this responsibility to the Standing Committee for the M.Sc. in Applied Statistics.

5. Income not expended in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

6. Council shall have full power to alter this decree from time to time, provided that the purpose of the fund, as defined in clause 1 above, shall always be kept in view.'

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Decree (6): Permission to resit the examination for the M.Phil. in Theology (Mr J.M. Rushing)

Notwithstanding the award of the degree of M.St. pursuant to the regulations governing the M.Phil. in Theology (Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 651, ll. 24--9), Mr J.M. Rushing, Oriel, is permitted to resit the examination for the M.Phil. in Theology in Trinity Term 1999 on condition that if he satisfies the examiners and supplicates for the M.Phil., that degree shall be conferred in place of, not in addition to, the degree of M.St.

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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. v, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 367) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

CHRISTOPHER DAVID PRICE, Division of Public Health and Primary Care

CHRISTINE RAUER, Corpus Christi College

SHEILA RAVEN, Department for Continuing Education

LESLEY ELIZABETH SIMS, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

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3 Register of Congregation

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

 Price, C.D., MA status, Division of Public Health and Primary Care
Rauer, C., MA status, Corpus Christi
Raven, S., MA status, Department for Continuing Education
Sims, L.E., MA status, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

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4 Appointment of Auditor

Auditor of the Accounts of the University for the year ending 31 July 1999: KPMG

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL AND GENERAL BOARD OF THE FACULTIES

Delegates of the University Press

Council and the General Board have appointed the following as a Delegate of the University Press from 1 January 1999:

Until 1 October 2004

PROFESSOR D.S. KING, St John's College, vice Professor C.J. Crouch

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University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 14 December

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 14 December, 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, 1997, p. 15) 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:

BRIAN HARVEY FIDLER, Harris Manchester College

BRIAN TODD HUFFMAN, Lady Margaret Hall

JULIA ANNA BARBARA HEGEWALD, University College

TINA HVIID RYDBERG, Nuffield College

CHRISTINE RENATE TIMMEL, St Hilda's College

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CONGREGATION 15 December

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 special resolution carried without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1997, p. 8).

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CONGREGATION 19 January 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any opposition to the preamble of the following statute, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 11 January (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

Promulgation of Statute

Statute: Removal of an anomaly

WHEREAS it is expedient to make a consequential amendment to the statute governing elections in Congregation which has been overlooked in recent legislation, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. II, Sect. IX, cl. 4 (Statutes, 1997, p. 17), delete sub-cl. ( h).

[The sub-clause concerned made provisions for the election in Congregation of candidates who were over the statutory age limit, which have been superseded by subsequent amendments to Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 122).]

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Notices

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KELLOGG COLLEGE

Appointment of Acting President

Under the provisions of Tit. VII, Sect. v, cl. 4 (Statutes, 1997, p. 48), Council has designated ANGUS BRIAN HAWKINS, MA (BA Reading, PH.D. London), Bursar of Kellogg College, as Acting President of the college during the period 2 March to 31 August 1999, for which the President has been granted leave.

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WILMA CROWTHER MEMORIAL PRIZE 1998

The Prize has been awarded to CAROLINE FOSTER, St Catherine's College.

An additional prize, for exceptional excellence in Human Sciences, has also been awarded to Caroline Foster.

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CHRISTMAS VACATION ARRANGEMENTS

University Offices

The University Offices will be closed from Wednesday, 23 December, until Sunday, 3 January, inclusive.


University Messenger Service

The last collection for mail from departments for despatch to departments and colleges will be in the morning of Tuesday, 22 December, and the last delivery will be made at midday on the same day. The normal service will be resumed on Monday, 4 January.


Sheldonian Theatre

The Sheldonian Theatre will be closed from Wednesday, 23 December, until Sunday, 3 January, inclusive.


University Counselling Service

The hours of the University Counselling Service will be as follows during the Christmas Vacation:

Monday, 14 December–Friday, 18 December: open 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

Monday, 21 December–Friday, 1 January: closed

Monday, 4 January–Friday, 8 January: open 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

From Monday, 11 January, normal opening times: weekdays 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.


University Gazette

The final Gazette of term will appear on 17 December. Publication for Hilary Term will begin on 14 January.

The next Appointments Supplement will be published with the Gazette of 21 January.

The usual deadlines will apply throughout.

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MODERN HISTORY FACULTY LIBRARY AND BUILDING

Closure on Saturday, 12 December

The Librarian and Administrator wish to alert all users of the Modern History Faculty Library and Building that they will be closed on Saturday, 12 December. This is due to work taking place on the water mains in the vicinity of the building which will cut off its supply of water, and necessitates its closure on gounds of health and hygiene. The Librarian and Administrator regret any inconvenience caused.

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DIRECTORATE OF LIBRARY SERVICES

Study of the future of the University's digital collections

The University is addressing, formally, the future of its digitisation projects. A study, approved and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, has been established and will run from November 1998 until July 1999 under the University Library Services Directorate. The project is being conducted by Stuart Lee, seconded from the Humanities Computing Unit, and is being overseen by a Project Steering Group (a subset of the University's Digital Library Resources Group comprising John Tuck, David Cooper, Marilyn Deegan, and Peter Leggate). Entitled `Scoping the Future of Oxford's Digital Collections', it aims to produce a report that looks at existing projects at Oxford, potential projects at Oxford, and how the University should approach this area in the future. The report, however, is not simply confined to Oxford and will also focus on the situation in the rest of the UK and international initiatives. The recommendations of the report, therefore, will be of value to all universities who plan to move forward in the area of the digital library.

The libraries of the University have been involved, for a number of years, in a variety of local and national digitisation projects and initiatives whose central aims have been to support research and scholarship by making key library materials more widely and conveniently available in networkable digital formats (e.g. the Internet Library of Early Journals, Broadside Ballads Project, Celtic and Medieval Manuscripts Project, Wilfred Owen Multimedia Digital Archive, and so on). Oxford's large and complex library system, under a single directorate since 1997, has now explicitly identified the digitisation of its extensive unique and rare holdings as a strategic priority, and is seeking to maximise its hitherto piecemeal investment of effort and resources in the digitisation arena through a more overtly planned and managed approach.

Formal Aims of the Report

The aims of the report are:

—to document, analyse and evaluate Oxford's current digitisation activities, as a basis for assessing the effectiveness of the various methodologies used;

—to investigate the possibilities for building on the existing project-based work and for migrating it into viable services for library users;

—to develop appropriate selection criteria for creating digital collections in the context of local, national, and international scholarly requirements for digital library products and services;

—to make recommendations for further investment and activity within the Oxford libraries sector and potentially within the UK research libraries community.

In order to achieve these it will have to identify specific tasks for phased funding and further development, and provide the University with an integrated set of practical and achievable objectives, amounting to a strategic plan for future investment in the digitisation of its library collections.

The Progress of the Report

The initial phases of the report are centred on a survey of current (or recently completed) digitisation projects at Oxford, potential projects, and other initiatives both nationally and internationally. In order to achieve this, one of the first tasks will be to look at existing models of assessing a collection for possible digitisation and other surveys of completed projects. The report will encompass such areas as:

—assessing archives/collections for digitisation, in terms of criteria for selection;

—selection and benchmarking, digitising primary source material (rare documents and non-rare documents), microfilms, and other media;

—copyright;

—post-editing, costs of digitisation;

—storage, preservation, and metadata;

—infrastructure within Oxford (location of service, legal deposit issues, structural location of service, overlap with existing services and projects, feeding into Resource-Based Learning);

—access (security, authentication, watermarking, charging models, metadata, browsing and searching).

To help with this the study will be sending out questionnaires, talking directly to projects, and consulting experts throughout the University and beyond.

Further information

Further information on the progress of the report will be published in due course, and an open day/afternoon is planned for the new year. Any member of the University who would like to receive further information, or who has a view on specific issues for the study to address, should contact Stuart Lee directly (telephone: (2)77230, e-mail: Stuart.Lee@oucs.ox.ac.uk, URL: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/scoping/).

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE AND COLIN CARR

Concerts

The following concerts will be given at 8.30 p.m. on the days shown in St John's College.

Admission to each concert is free. Programmes will be available from the Porters' Lodge at St John's, but are reserved for members of the college until about ten days before the event. Each programme will be valid as an admission ticket until 8.20 p.m. Any vacant seats will be filled from the door during the last ten minutes before the concert starts.

COLIN CARR
Sat. 23 Jan., the Hall: music for unaccompanied cello.

LEE LUVISI
Wed. 10 Feb., the Auditorium: piano recital.

IMOGEN COOPER, RAFAEL OLEG, and SONIA VIDA-ATHERTON
Mon. 1 Mar., the Auditorium: piano trios.

THE BRENTANO QUARTET
Mon. 26 Apr., the Auditorium: concert.

 

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Master-class

COLIN CARR will give a master-class in the Auditorium on Sunday morning, 24 January. Chamber groups or performing soloists will receive coaching in front of an audience. There will be no charge, for performers or audience. Any performers wishing to take advantage of this opportunity should apply via the College Secretary as soon as possible.

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COMMITTEE FOR THE ARCHIVES

Annual Report 1997–8

Committee

The Principal of Linacre (on behalf of the Vice- Chancellor (Chairman)
The Senior Proctor
The Registrar
Dr G.E. Aylmer
Dr J.M. Roberts
Professor R. Fox
Mrs M. Clapinson (representing Bodley's Librarian)
Ms R. Dunhill, County Archivist of Hampshire
Dr R. Palmer, Librarian, Lambeth Palace

Staff

D.G. Vaisey: Keeper of the University Archives
S. Bailey: University Archivist
Ms E. Adams: Archives Assistant (until September 1998)
Ms P.G.A. Smith: Archives Assistant (from September 1998)

Ms Adams, who held the fixed-term one-year appointment as Archives Assistant during 1997–8, is now studying for the MA in Archives and Records Management at University College, London. Ms Smith, who graduated in History this year from the University of Durham, was selected from thirty-three candidates to replace her.

Accounts

The Archives' income for the year 1997–8 was £65,481, and its expenditure was £71,442. The planned deficit of £5,941 continued the policy, outlined in last year's annual report, of expending on a major conservation and preservation programme a credit balance accumulated for this purpose for some years. Expenditure at the current level on this programme is planned at least until the end of the financial year 2000–2001, and the accumulated funds are available to support it.

Enquiries

During this year 780 enquiries have been dealt with, 604 of which were from the general public (1996–7 figures were 567 and 419 respectively). The increase again reflects greater use of e-mail and of the Archives Web-site. Six hundred and forty-three items have been produced for consultation in the Bodleian by readers. Subjects of research varied from state oaths and political casuistry in seventeenth-century England to the control of prostitution in Oxford in the nineteenth century; from French exiled clergy in the 1790s to R.H. Tawney's tutorial classes in Wrexham, 1909–12. The archives have been much used by those writing or rewriting entries for the New Dictionary of National Biography. Groups of graduate students, Department for Continuing Education summer school students, and undergraduates considering a career in archives have visited the archives room. Two parties of Bodleian Library Guides and a group from the United States interested in the life of Benjamin Franklin also visited.

Accessions

A total of seventy-seven accessions from departments have been made during the year. These have included a further 850 historically significant files from the University Offices, a quantity of confidential files from the office of the Registrar following Dr Dorey's retirement, and a very substantial amount of additional material from the offices of the former Delegacy for Local Examinations and the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination board.

Cataloguing

Catalogues have been completed of the records of the Sheldonian Theatre, the papers of the Chairmen of the Committee of Management of the Counselling Service, the substantial archive of the Oxford `side' of the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board, and the smaller archives of the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, the Franks Commission, and Halifax House.

Preservation

Ms Jane Egan, the part-time conservator working under the Oxford Colleges Conservation Consortium (which the Archives joined in 1996) has continued for two days a week on the repair and preservation of the papers of the Chancellor's Court and the badly damaged volumes among the records of the Proctor's Office. She has also continued the task of cleaning and rehousing the contents of the Lower Archive Room, and 106 further phase boxes (made to measure for individual volumes) have been made for the Archives by the Preservation and Conservation Department of the Bodleian, at a cost of £1,272.

Premises

The cause of the water leakage into one area of the Archives premises in the Examination Schools was identified and repaired by the Surveyor's staff. Contractors were employed to clean the accommodation there and this will now be done every two years. Occasional outbreaks of mould in that area caused by the high relative humidity, were dealt with, and a long-term solution is now being sought.

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THAMES WATER

Water-mains renovation and rehabilitation

The following notice is published at the request of Thames Water Utilities Ltd.:

Thames Water is working in your area to renovate the water mains that supply you. The work involves digging up pipes to restore or renew them. To do this we will probably need to cut off your water for short periods several times.

Interruption notices. We will shortly issue the warning Interruption Packs. The interruptions could occur over a twelve-week period; exactly when we get to you depends on what we find when we dig up the pipes, so we can't be precise at the moment.

If we have to cut off your water for more than six hours we will provide an alternative water supply nearby. We will tell you at least twenty-four hours before we start any work that affects your water supply.

We are proposing to commence works in Oxford city early in 1999.

Why do we need to do this work? The principal problem associated with the reliability of water distribution systems can be divided into three main areas, all associated with the corrosion of the pipes: (i) unsatisfactory water quality; (ii) lack of hydraulic capacity (e.g. flow and pressure); (iii) an unacceptable level of interruption of service through an excessive number of bursts.

How do we resolve these problems? Thames Water uses a range of techniques to restore the pipes to their original condition, as it would be both expensive and disruptive to relay all of the pipes.

The most common technique used is relining the existing pipes with epoxy resin.

If you have a vital need for water, for example if you are reliant on kidney dialysis, or if you have a business which relies on constant water, please call us on 0645 200 800, and quote reference TWR5.

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Lectures

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SLADE LECTURES 1999

Borromini and Baroque Rome

PROFESSOR J. CONNORS, Slade Professor 1998–9, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

20 Jan.: `Out of the Swiss lakes.'

27 Jan.: `The newest profession.'

3 Feb.: `Sacred theorems.'

10 Feb.: `Façades that grow.'

17 Feb.: `Architecture for the family.'

24 Feb.: `Wisdom builds herself a house.'

3 Mar.: `Piazza Navona and dynastic urbanism.'

10 Mar.: `The last things and afterlife.'

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

Use and delight: environmental history in Northern England since 1600

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT, Historiographer Royal of Scotland and Director, the Institute for Environmental History, University of St Andrews, will deliver the Ford's Lectures in British History at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Hilary Term, in the Examination Schools.

22 Jan.: `Use and delight: continuity and change in attitude to nature.'

29 Jan.: `Woods of imagination and reality.'

5 Feb.: `Making and using the soil.'

12 Feb.: `Commanding the waters.'

19 Feb.: `The fragile hill.'

26 Feb.: `The quarrel over the countryside.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar on Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies.

PROFESSOR S. FREYNE, Trinity College, Dublin
19 Jan.: `Galileans and Phoenicians.'

DR V. REBRIK, Tübingen
26 Jan.: `Sources of the excursus about the Jews (Tacitus, Historiae V).'

PROFESSOR Y. ELBAUM, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
2 Feb.: `The attitude to gentiles in Seder Eliahu.'

PROFESSOR S. BENIN, Memphis
9 Feb.: `Holy fools? Jewish and Christian approaches to martyrdom in late antiquity.'

PROFESSOR J. SCHWARTZ, Bar Ilan University
16 Feb.: `Material culture and Rabbinic literature.'

DR G. BOHAK, Tel Aviv
23 Feb.: `Was Homer Jewish? Ethnicity and culture in the Graeco-Roman world.'

PROFESSOR F. MILLAR
2 Mar.: `Christians, Jews, and others in late Roman Palestine.'

DR S. WILSON, Carleton University
9 Mar.: `Defectors and apostates in late antique Judaism.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Seminars in science and theology

The following seminars will be held at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

PROFESSOR A. LYNE, University of Manchester, Jodrell Bank
28 Jan.: `Cosmology and life in the universe.'

PROFESSOR R. STANNARD, Open University
11 Feb.: `Cosmology and theology.'

PROFESSOR J. WEBSTER
25 Feb.: `Theology and cosmology: some reflections.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Sir David Piper New Year Lecture

DR CHRISTOPHER BROWN, Director of the Museum, will deliver the Sir David Piper New Year Lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 5 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free and booking is not required.

Subject: `Van Dyck: a tale of three cities.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Darwin's astonishing legacy: evolutionary thinking in biology and beyond

PROFESSOR RICHARD DAWKINS will deliver the first lecture in this series at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 January, in the Department of Zoology.

Subject: `Universal Darwinism.'

A ticket for the full series of eight lectures costs £30. Space permitting, tickets for individual lectures will be available at the door at a cost of £5. The full programme may be obtained from the Department for Continuing Education (telephone: Oxford (2)70360).

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases

EMERITUS PROFESSOR W. PETERS, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and DR H. POWER, Liverpool, will give a seminar in this series at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 December, in the Seminar Room, the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road. The seminar is given in association with Green College.

Convener: Dr M. Malowany (telephone: (2)74600, e-mail: maureen.malowany@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk).

 

Subject: `Drug resistance in the tropics.'

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Medicine and culture before 1750

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road.

Convener: M.H. Pelling, MA status, M.Litt., University Research Lecturer.

M. SATCHELL
18 Jan.: `Foundation and emergence: the genesis of the English leperhouses, c.1077--1200.'

A. WEAR, Wellcome Unit, London
25 Jan.: `The failure of the English Helmontian revolution in therapeutics.'

L. KASSELL, Cambridge
1 Feb.: ` "Some Red Powder and an Old Manuscript": alchemy and medicine from St Dunstan to Newton.'

A. GOLDBLOOM, Wellcome Unit, London
8 Feb.: `Samuel Hartlib, the Ephemerides, and lay medical knowledge, 1634--60.'

C. CHAPMAN
15 Feb.: `Murder as death; or the art of dying badly in late seventeenth-century England.'

P. WALLIS
22 Feb.: `Plague, practice, and polemic in later seventeenth-century London.'

M. UNKOVSKAYA,
1 Mar.: `Seventeenth-century Russian élite women and foreign doctors: the myth of the unseen body.'

J. PHILIPS, London
8 Mar.: `Allegories of the body: Bunyan, disease, and popular medicine.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR CLAUDE RAWSON, Department of English, Yale University, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 February 1999, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Killing the poor: an Anglo-Irish theme.'

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Lowe Lectures in Palaeography

Manuscripts and method: the transmission of Vegetius

PROFESSOR MICHAEL REEVE, Kennedy Professor of Latin, Cambridge, will deliver the Lowe Lectures in Palaeography at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Hilary Term, in the Examination Schools.
25 Jan.: `A proposal about Modestus.'

1 Feb.: `A man on a horse.'

8 Feb.: `R.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures 1999

Genes

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on the following Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR JAMES WATSON, Nobel Prize winner, and President, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, New York
18 Jan.: `From the double helix to the Human Genome Project.'

PROFESSOR BRYAN SYKES
25 Jan.: `The genetic origins of man.'

PROFESSOR ADRIAN HILL
1 Feb.: `Genetics and infection: why are some of us susceptible?'

PROFESSOR PETER HARPER, Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Wales College of Medicine
8 Feb.: `Genetic testing: prospects and problems.'

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Grants and Research Funding

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CHRISTOPHER WELCH SCHOLARSHIPS IN BIOLOGY

Applications are invited for up to two scholarships for postgraduate research in Biology tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1999. The scholarships are, at present, of the same value as those offered by the MRC plus £200, thus for 1998–9 new scholarships will carry a maintenance grant of £7,270 per annum. They are tenable for two years but may be extended for a third year. The Board of Management has the power to suspend a scholarship held by a medical student for a period of not more than three years, or in special cases four years, in order to enable the holder to devote himself/herself to clinical training without forfeiting his/her scholarship.

Candidates wishing to apply for the scholarships must have been accepted for admission for postgraduate study in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy, the Dunn School of Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant Sciences, Zoology, or by one of the departments under the Clinical Medicine Board. They must not have exceeded the sixteenth term from their matriculation, i.e. the date of admission to the University for those already at Oxford University. No person may be awarded a scholarship a second time.

Each of the departments named above can submit up to two candidates for consideration by the Board of Management, in addition to which the Regius Professor of Medicine can submit two candidates on behalf of the Clinical Medicine Board. Application forms must be countersigned by the head of department and submitted by the department. For this purpose, applications must be submitted to the departments, by those hoping to work in the Clinical Medicine departments by Monday, 25 January, and, by those hoping to work in other departments by Monday, 22 February. Completed forms must arrive at the University Offices before 11 a.m. on Monday, 8 March. It is currently intended to hold interviews with short-listed candidates on Monday, 12 April.

Application forms are available from Mrs J. Brown, University Offices, 16 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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CENTRE FOR THE STUDY OF AFRICAN ECONOMIES

Museveni Scholarship

The Centre for the Study of African Economies, Institute of Economics and Statistics, invites applications for this scholarship, to support D.Phil. students from Africa for the academic year commencing in October 1999. Candidates for the scholarship will be drawn from students accepted for a D.Phil. by the University.

The scholarship, of up to £10,000 for one year, will be given to Africans wishing to pursue economic research at the University. The thesis topic should be of relevance to African economies. Museveni Scholars will be research students attached to the CSAE and will usually be supervised by Centre staff.

Applications, which should include a copy of the applicant's research proposal and curriculum vitae, and details of other applications for funding and/or funding obtained by the applicant for D.Phil. studies, should be sent to the Administrator, CSAE, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UL, by 31 March.

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Examinations and Boards

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1999

Preliminary Examinations

Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry: PROFESSOR S.J. FERGUSON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Edmund Hall (address: Department of Biochemistry)

Oriental Studies: DR G. ABRAMSON, MA, Fellow of St Cross (address: Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies)

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Master of Philosophy

Comparative Social Research: MR G.A.N. SMITH, B.PHIL., MA, St Edmund Hall (address: Department of Applied Social Studies)

Economics: DR A. BANERJEE, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Fellow of Wadham (address: Department of Economics and Statistics)

International Relations: PROFESSOR S.N. MACFARLANE, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Fellow of St Anne's (address: Social Studies Faculty Centre)

Latin American Studies: MRS T.R. THORP, M.PHIL., MA, Fellow of St Antony's (address: Latin American Centre)

Qualifying examination in Economics: DR A. BANERJEE, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Fellow of Wadham (address: Department of Economics and Statistics)

Qualifying examination in Comparative Social Research: MR G.A.N. SMITH, B.PHIL., MA, St Edmund Hall (address: Department of Applied Social Studies)

Qualifying examination in International Relations: PROFESSOR S.N. MACFARLANE, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Fellow of St Anne's (address: Social Studies Faculty Centre)

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Master of Science

Comparative Social Research: MR G.A.N. SMITH, B.PHIL., MA, St Edmund Hall (address: Department of Applied Social Studies)

Economics for Development: DR J.U. HEYER, MA, Fellow of Somerville

Forestry and its Relation to Land Use: MR H.L. WRIGHT, MA, Green College (address: Department of Plant Sciences)

International Relations: PROFESSOR S.N. MACFARLANE, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Fellow of St Anne's (address: Social Studies Faculty Centre)

Qualifying examination in Economics for Development: DR J.U. HEYER, MA, Fellow of Somerville

 

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Master of Studies

Forced Migration: DR D.A. TURTON, MA, Fellow of Green College (address: Refugee Studies Programme, Queen Elizabeth House)

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Probationer Research Student Qualifying Examination

Economics: DR A. BANERJEE, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Fellow of Wadham (address: Department of Economics and Statistics)

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Bachelor of Fine Art

Preliminary Examination: MR B.D. CATLING, MA, Fellow of Linacre (address: Ruskin School)

Diploma

Human Biology: PROFESSOR R.H. WARD, MA, Fellow of Linacre (address: Department of Biological Anthropology)

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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

A.R. FERNIE, Linacre: `Influence of fructose-2, 6-bisphosphate on heterotrophic carbohydrate metabolism'.
Department of Plant Sciences, Friday, 18 December, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: W.P. Quick, S.A. Hill.

S. RADCLIFFE, New College: `Compartmentation of inorganic ions in plant tissues'.
Department of Plant Sciences, Monday, 21 December, 10 a.m.
Examiners: J. Chudek, N.J. Kruger.

 

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Clinical Medicine

L. COLLEDGE, Linacre: `Investigation of antigen presentation by murine bone marrow-derived dendritic cells'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Monday, 14 December, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: P. Fairchild, C. Watts.

H. LOKE, Linacre: `Genetic susceptibility and cellular immunology studies on dengue haemorrhagic fever'.
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Thursday, 17 December, 10.15 a.m.
Examiners: S.L. Rowland-Jones, M. Thursz.

 

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Mathematical Sciences

S. BRIEN, Christ Church: `A logic and model for the Z standard'.
Computing Laboratory, Monday, 11 January, 9 a.m.
Examiners: J.C.P. Woodcock, M. Henson.

M. MARIN, St Cross: `Discrete-event simulation on the bulk-synchronous parallel model'.
Computing Laboratory, Saturday, 19 December, 9 a.m.
Examiners: S.J. Turner, F. Petrini.

M.A. SHEPHERD, Merton: `Radio channel assignment'.
Mathematical Institute, Thursday, 17 December, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: W. Jackson, C.J.H. McDiarmid.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

H.F. BEER, Worcester: `Tradition and innovation in the ballads of Itsik Manger'.
St Hugh's, Friday, 22 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: T. Kuhn, R. Ertel.

A. STEIN, St Edmund Hall: `The anarchist writer and communist politics: conflict and continuity in the work of Theodor Plievier (1892–1955)'.
St John's, Tuesday, 12 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R.N.N. Robertson, B.M. Kane.

 

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Modern History

S. HOWARD, Lincoln: `Biography and the cult of personality in eighteenth-century Britain'.
Mansfield, Friday, 29 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.R. Raven, R. Sweet.

S.J. SMALL, Oriel: `Republicanism, patriotism, and radicalism: political thought in Ireland, 1776–98'.
University, Monday, 11 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: T. Bartlett, L.G. Mitchell.

C. TAYLOR, Worcester: `La querelle anglaise: diplomatic and legal debate during the Hundred Years War, with an edition of the polemical treatise Pour ce que plusieurs (1464)'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 26 January, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: J.H. Dunbabin, M. Jones.

 

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Physical Sciences

J. AHMED, Trinity: `A study of fatigue in single crystal copper using electron channelling contrast imaging'.
Department of Materials, Thursday, 7 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: L.M. Brown, J.M. Titchmarsh.

M.H. ENAYATI, Corpus Christi: `Mechanical alloying of NI-base alloys'.
Department of Materials, Wednesday, 16 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: R.W. Cahn, K.A.Q. O'Reilly.

C. HART, Queen's: `Novel approaches to sensor design'.
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Wednesday, 16 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.R. Dilworth, A. Cass.

S.E. LARSSON, Christ Church: `Topological defects from cosmological phase transitions'.
Sub-department of Theoretical Physics, Friday, 18 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M. Hindmarsh, I. Kogan.

R.J. MILLER, St Catherine's: `An investigation into the unsteady blade row interaction in a one-and-a-half stage axial flow turbine'.
Department of Engineering Science, Friday, 18 December, 10 a.m.
Examiners: C.J. Wood, M. Davies.

K. SAMARAS, Wadham: `Performance analysis of wireless infra-red communication systems'.
Department of Engineering Science, Monday, 25 January, 11 a.m.
Examiners: D.J. Edwards, A.C. Boucouvalas.

G.D. VIESCA-LOBATON, Exeter: `Fatigue crack propagation in plastic fields'.
Department of Engineering Science, Wednesday, 27 January, 11 a.m.
Examiners: G. Harrison, F.P.E. Dunne.

 

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Physiological Sciences

J.C. SINCLAIR, Green College: `Structural studies of the arylamine N-acetyltransferases'.
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Tuesday, 12 January, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: G. Roberts, M.S.P. Sansom.

 

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Psychological Studies

V.M. HILL, St Hugh's: `Memory function in the temporal lobes'.
Department of Experimental Psychology, Tuesday, 12 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R.E. Passingham, J. Morris.

P. NIXON, Green College: `The cerebellum and cognitive processes'.
Department of Experimental Psychology, Friday, 18 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R.C. Miall, R.M. Latto.

S. PRINCE, St Hugh's: `Measurement and encoding of binocular disparity in human visual system'.
Department of Experimental Psychology, Friday, 8 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.A. Georgeson, P. Azzopardi.

 

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Social Studies

M. DOYLE, St John's: `Redefining welfare: interest and ideology in AFDC legislation 1970–88'.
St Anne's, Monday, 14 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: N. Bowles, D. McKay.

B. NICOLAYSEN, Balliol: `Care obligations and working parents: who cares? Voluntary provision for working parents with dependent children in Norway 1960–90'.
Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Friday, 15 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M. Maclean, J. Lewis.

 

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF LETTERS

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

Medieval and Modern Languages

T. STYRKAS, St Catherine's: `The twentieth-century Russian Romans'.
New College, Friday, 29 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: C.H.M. Kelly, F.C.M. Wigzell.

 

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Social Studies

E. GRONBECH, Keble: `The emergence of political lobbyists in Britain 1970–97'.
Nuffield, Monday, 14 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.E. Butler, W. Grant.

 

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Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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ELECTIONS

Christ Church

To a Boulter Exhibition:

OWEN R.H. O'RORKE, formerly of Eton College

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Oriel College

To Honorary Fellowships:

PROFESSOR DONALD CAMERON WATT, FBA, scholar 1948–51

PROFESSOR CHARLES BRIAN HANDY, scholar 1951–5

PROFESSOR REX NETTLEFORD, OM, Rhodes Scholar 1957–9

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Queen's College

To the Provostship (in succession to Dr G. Marshall, FBA, who will retire on 1 August 1999):

SIR ALAN PETER BUDD (B.SC. London, PH.D. Cambridge)

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St Anne's College

To an Honorary Fellowship:

PROFESSOR SIMON DONALDSON, MA, D.PHIL., FRS

To an Emeritus Fellowship:

MARY J. KEARSLEY, MA, D.PHIL

To Supernumerary Fellowships:

PROFESSOR RICHARD ELLIOTT, MA (B.SC. London, PH.D. Bradford)

PROFESSOR STEPHEN A. SMITH, MA, D.PHIL.

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St Hilda's College

To a Music Scholarship:

ELIZABETH CHARE, formerly of Walthamstow Hall, Sevenoaks

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St Hugh's College

To a Smith Rippon Exhibition:

SARAH SANGSTER, formerly of Myton School, Warwick

 

To a Jubilee Scholarship:

GRAHAM ALEC VERNON, formerly of Canford School, Wimborne

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PRIZES

Christ Church

Collection Prize:

OLIVER A. EVANS

E.T. Warner Prize:

ANNA R. VAN LOPIK

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St Hugh's College

Haxworth Prize:

OLIVIA HINMAN

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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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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me...12 cuddly dinosaurs, 11 dodo neck ties, 10 amber jewels, 9 dolphin carvings, 8 creepy-crawlies, 7 crystal pendants, 6 fossil fishes, 5 fools-gold nuggets, 4 wildlife windchimes, 3 gemstone eggs, 2 agate book- ends...and a Dodo Pad diary. The museum shop to fulfil these needs is open Mon.–Sat., 12 noon–5 p.m. Admission free. Closed 23–29 Dec. inclusive. Open New Year's Day. Tel.: Oxford (2)72950.

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Ashmolean Shop

The Ashmolean Shop is open Tues.–Sat., 10 a.m.–2 p.m. During the course of Dec. it will also be open on Mon. The shop is currently stocking a range of some 40 Card-Aid charity Christmas cards. In addition, the Shop has a large range of the Museum's own Christmas cards together with gift wrap, diaries, calendars, jewellery, and exclusive giftware. Please present University staff card to qualify for discount. A mail-order catalogue is available on application to the Publications Department, tel.: Oxford (2)78010, e-mail: publications@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.

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The Bodleian Shop

The Bodleian Christmas cards have arrived! Six new cards and some old favourites, as well as a big range of bookish gifts—many exclusive—on sale now in the Bodleian Shop, open: Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Find us in the entrance to the Old Library, access from Radcliffe Square, Broad Street and Catte Street.

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Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Oxford University Newcomers' Club. The club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club rooms at 13 Norham Gardens, and sample our programme of events and outings; we are open each Wednesday morning, 10.30 a.m.–12 noon, from the week before term starts to the week after term.

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Lecture

`Revisioning evolution to accommodate spirit'. Keith Ward, Regius Professor of Divinity, will speak on Fri. 11 Dec. at Ruskin College, Walton Street, 7.30 p.m. Entrance £5 (£4 concessions, Friends £2.50). The Jupiter Trust.

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Tuition Offered

Piano tuition. Experienced teacher of adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) LRAM. Jericho, tel.: Oxford 510904.

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Services Offered

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting professionals and small businesses with tax problems including self-assessment. Convenient North Oxford premises. To receive further information please tel.: Oxford 513381, e-mail: 100430.145@compuserve.com.

Cross Counties Counselling Consultation Service. Treating all ages; individuals/families/groups/couples. Specialising: trauma (PTSD), depression, life crisis, relationships, anxiety, eating disorders, abuse, school-related problems, career/personal development issues. Locations: N. Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon, Swindon. Barbera A. Martino, BA, MSW, CTS, CQSW. Prin. Cons. Psychotherapist (UK/USA). International tel./fax: 44 01386 438010. Free half hour consultation with treatment.

Take a holiday without stress! Would you like to go away on a holiday and not think of who will look after the house, water the plants, stroke the cat, walk/talk the dog? Well, I am a mature and responsible lady, working part-time, who will live in and do all that for you. Full references. Enjoy yourself, don't worry. Contant Lizbet, tel.: Oxford 774333, e-mail: lizbettc@aol.com.

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgeons. All aspects of arboriculture undertaken including orchard and shrub pruning, planting, hedge trimming, stump grinding, etc. Quality work at competitive prices. We are fully insured. For a free quotation, call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01869 351540.

Shipping? Abyssinia to Zanzibar, New York to Newmarket. Today, tomorrow, next week? All the best options are at Mail Boxes Etc. Will collect from college, home, factory, or elsewhere. Also 24-hour photocopying, secure mailboxes, computer workstation, high-grade colour photocopying, faxing, laminating, binding, etc. 266 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DL. Contact Justin Brookes. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

Persian carpet dealers Frederick and Sudabeh Hine stock handknotted rugs, runners, and carpets, both old and new. We import direct from Iran and offer guaranteed provenance at unbeatable prices on all Persian tribal, village, and workshop pieces. From time to time we also have genuine Old Chinese, Afghan, and Turkish goods, including kilims and cushion bags, which come to us indirectly from various sources. Home trial. Repairs and cleaning. House calls and out-of-hours appointments without obligation. Our usual business hours are 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Ring first to be sure or just drop in if you are passing. Side gate, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford, tel.: Oxford 559396.

Fully-furnished serviced offices and board room, computer-compatible, available to rent by the hour, day, month, or longer at Clarendon House, Cornmarket Street. Catering and other services available. Contact Julian Cooper, tel.: Oxford 304000, fax: 304001.

Personal Computer Consultants: we offer expert advice and tuition for both hardware and software. On-site service at home or in the office. We provide upgrades for most computers, or alternatively we now supply our range of personally-built to your own specifications K Tec computers. We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel.: Oxford 461222, fax: 461333.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing. Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disc 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, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

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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.

Short-term nursery place, available in the Baby group (4–18 months) at the Mansion House Nursery (Summertown) for the month of Jan. 1999. This is a university nursery, located in Summertown House (369 Banbury Road). The fee is £279.15 for the month. If interested, tel.: Oxford (2)78966 (9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.), e-mail: ivan.ermakoff@nuffield.oxford.ac.uk.

Stepping Stones children's nursery (open 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m. Mon.–Fri. throughout the year) accepts children from 2–5 years (nursery grants for 4-year-olds). A delightful nursery situated 5 minutes from the city centre, offering a variety of pre- school activities (including music and French). Qualified infant teachers. Mrs A. Hamilton, tel.: Oxford 717139.

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Situations Vacant

Elderly doctor in Headington would like to find someone willing to take over his domestic driving (e.g. for local shopping and occasional visits further afield) and perhaps some household management. Times would be a matter of agreement and arrangements could be exploratory. Might suit retired professional, graduate, or widow/widower, with time to spare and not averse to a variable but resonably significant addition to income. Please tel.: Oxford 768925, write to Advertiser, c/o 13 Quernmore Road, London N4 4QT, or leave answerphone message on 0181 341 3076.

Pembroke College: Accounts Assistant required (temporary 12 month post), to work as part of small team reporting to College Accountant. Requires computer-literate person with minimum 2-years' experience in an Accounts environment. Main duties include cashbooks, bank reconciliation, student-related administration, and purchase and sales ledgers. You will have a key role to play in the introduction of new computerised systems. Ideally qualified to Accountancy Technician Level or possessing equivalent practical experience, a high degree of accuracy and organisation is essential, as is the ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines. Salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Please apply in writing with c.v. to the College Accountant, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW. Tel.: Oxford (2)76424. Pembroke College is an equal opportunities employer.

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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 e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e- mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

Make finding accommodation a pleasure, not a chore. Finders Keepers is dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), welcome food pack, personal service, and much more. Call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Fully-furnished, large, 4-bedroom house on side road in North/central Oxford (1 mile to city cente). Available Jan.–Apr. 1999; exact dates and rent negotiable. For more information, tel.: Oxford 553247.

Terrace house, quiet corner of Jericho, 2 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, bathroom; washing machine, c.h. Available now, part furnished. Rent £724 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 556147.

Two-bedroom house in central North Oxford, very close to Green College. Beautifully furnished and very well equipped, with landscaped garden and off-street parking. This is a real jewel of a house! Non-smokers only, please. Available from 1 Feb. 1999 initially until 1 Sept. 1999, but can then be available for another year.

Dorchester-on-Thames: 16th-c. house (originally coaching inn); furnished. Very large lounge, large kitchen/breakfast room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom with w.c., shower room with w.c., utility, small cottage garden. In a beautiful village, which has village shop, post office, restaurants, pubs. Available for 1 year, Jan.–Dec. 1999. Rent £1200 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 722250.

Central Woodstock: 2-bedroom luxuriously-furnished flat in 18th-c. house. Hall, kitchen, sitting-room, dining-room, bathroom. £650 p.m. plus utilities. Available mid-Jan. 1999 for 1 year. Tel.: 01993 811488.

Warm, spacious, familt house, 2.5 miles city centre/colleges, on bus route; 12 minutes' walk to local supermarket. Available for just 4–6 weeks, centered around Feb. 1999 (dates flexible). Only £700 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 863651, e-mail: r.hursthouse@open.ac.uk.

Wantage: 3-bedroom semi-detached house with own garage and ample parking space, gas c.h., double-glazed windows throughout, lounge, dining-room, kitchen, 2 double and 1 single, rear and front gardens. About 15 miles from Oxford centre. Suit couple/family. £550 p.c.m. Please call 0171 3782492 or 01892 823061, e-mail: zhuj@anz.com.

Three-bedroom, semi-detached, North Oxford family home. Two reception rooms, kitchen, ground- floor w.c., study/utility room, large bathroom, tastefully decorated and fully equipped, c.h. and open fires, south-facing enclosed garden, off-street parking. Available from Jan. 1999 at £750 p.c.m. (neg.) Tel.: Oxford 873936 (work) or 01235 537444 (evenings).

Central North Oxford, available Feb. 1999, £950 p.c.m. Superb furnished Victorian terrace, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, living-room, study, maple- fitted kitchen/diner, wooden floors, c.h., all mod. cons., garden, perfect location. E-mail: sandra.pyne@ibm.net for full details.

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings, and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Two 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) First-floor: double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) Ground-floor: 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

Available from 8 Jan. 1999 (6 months/1 year/flexible). Spacious flat in Summertown, very quiet location, modern apartment block. Living-room; double bedroom; bathroom; good-sized study; fully-equipped kitchen with fridge-freezer, large oven/small oven, clothes washer, dishwasher, double sink. Private hall, car port, entry phone, bicycle store, private laundry in building for residents, communal garden. First-floor apartment, looks south onto mature trees. Abundance of linen, duvets, crockery, dinner service, etc. Rent: £700 p.c.m. plus utilities Tel.: Oxford 516140.

Studio flat, separate kitchen, separate shower, independent access, parking place, use of garden. Woodstock Road, convenient for city. Rent £275. Tel.: Oxford 728597.

Pleasant flat available early Jan. in Great Milton. One bedroom, bathroom, large living-room, kitchen, separate w.c., view over garden, small courtyard. Suit quiet tenant. Regret unsuitable for children or pets. References please. Tel.: 01844 279202 (evenings).

Woodstock: 1-bedroom flat in centre of town. Long or short let. £600 p.c.m. For details, tel.: 01993 813025.

Unique character first-floor flat in St Clement's area of Oxford, high-quality modern conversion; bright, sunny, and spacious; very short walk to city centre, colleges, parks and river. Two bedrooms, bathroom, utility/store-room, fully-equipped kitchen, large sitting/dining-room with coal-eddect fire place. Fully furnished including washing machine, refrigerator, microwave; gas c.h.; residents' parking; secure bike space; courtyard; quiet leafy outlook. Suit visiting academic/postgrad, or professional. Available after Christmas or sooner. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01600 860638.

Central London: London University professor seeks academic tenant to rent superb large 2- bedroom flat in sought-after area of Notting Hill. Available spring/summer 1999 to autumn 2000. Rent negotiable to right tenant. Tel.: 0171 727 9750.

Very pleasant flat, 1 mile Oxford city centre. Double bedroom with en suiteshower, single bedroom, living/dining-room, newly-refurbished kitchen and bathroom. Furnished or unfurnished. suit professional couple or 2 professional sharers. Rent £700 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 512149, e-mail: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.

Summertown: two self-contained, furnished flats with gas c.h. in detached house in quiet cul-de-sac. Shared gardens; parking spaces. (1) Ground floor: 1 double bedroom; £400 p.c.m. plus bills. (2) First floor: 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom/study, £500 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 556877 or 01482 466548 (answerphone), e-mail: d.v.bagchi@theol.hull.ac.uk.

Summertown—Woodstock Road. Modern, purpose-built, first-floor flat. Two double bedrooms, third single bedroom/dining/study-room. fully furnished, all mod. cons. Carpeted, double glazed. Crockery and linen provided if desired. Parking space, gardens all round. Suit academic visitors on long or shorter stays. Rent £895 p.m. (long stay); higher for shorter terms. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 515301.

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Accommodation Offered

House-share: Summertown. Large and very pleasant bedroom to let in nice and friendly house. Use of lounge, garden, and large kitchen; c.h., washing machine, microwave, TV and VCR, etc. Non-smoking female preferred. Tel.: Oxford 513453.

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. Smallest room £30 p.w., telephone, shower, c.h., all mod. cons. Available from 10 Jan., short stay up to 3 months. Located near Woodstock Road roundabout. Tel.: 511657.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, leafy, central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the city centre and all main university buildings; a stone's throw from the river, parks, excellent pubs and restaurants and a 9–9 corner shop. All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea- and coffee-making facilities, c.h., and independent heating. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879, mobile: 0374 434489.

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Accommodation Sought

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Visiting fellow at St Antony's College seeks 3-bedroom house/apartment from Apr.–June 1999, for himself, his wife, and 2 children (12, 9), if possible in exchange for apartment in Berlin (proximity Free Univ., 20 minutes Humboldt Univ.). Maximum rent £800. Please reply to Werner Shiffauer, tel.: +49 30 843 09 546, fax: +49 335 5534 645, e-mail: schiffauer@euv-frankfurt-o.de.

Wanted: house or flat in Oxford, preferably with room for 2 separate studies as well as living-room, bathroom, kitchen, and at least some of the usual amenities. Required Sept. 1998–Mar. 1999, possibly June 1999. Or exchange for house in La Jolla (San Diego): large living-room (piano) family/dining- room, kitchen, 4 bathrooms, 2 baths, large library, and separate study. All amenities inc. Jacuzzi. Walking distance UCSD; less than 5 minutes by car to beach. Close to school, shopping. Exchange starting times flexible: any time after 1 July. Prefer at least to middle/end Mar. 1999, also possible to end June 1999. contact Tracy B. Strong, UCSD 0521, Political Science, La Jolla, CA 92093. Tel.: 619 453 7672, e-mail: tstrong@weber.ucsd.edu.

Canadian academic and spouse from Vancouver BC area seek accommodation in Oxford or vicinity for 3 months during period Apr.–Aug. 1999. House swap most desirable, rental considered. contact Michael Kenny, fax: 604 291 5799, e-mail: Michael_Kenny@sfu.ca.

 

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Holiday Lets

Luxury ski apartment to let in Val Thorens. Available for 1 week only, 30 Jan.–6 Feb. 1999. Very quiet location. Sleeps 4. £350. Contact Anna Fraser, tel.: Oxford 723305.

Magnificent old farmhouse in mid-Devon available for long or short lets. Set in beautiful countryside with easy access to Dartmoor, Exmoor and the coast. Log fires, antiques, piano, large garden. Pets and children welcome, sleeps eight. £30 per night (£35 in peak seasons). Tel.: Oxford 278908, e-mail: jude.douglass@dial.pipex.com.

Dordogne Valley. Stone-built house in an acre of garden in Lostanges, a small hamlet in the eastern part of the Dordogne Valley, with a 270-degree view across a fabulous valley from a large elevated terrace. Swimming, lake club, tennis, and golf nearby. Great walking, cycling, and charming villages everywhere. Sleeps 8-10 people. Available from £200–£550 p.w. Peter Whitehead, tel.: 01295 670320 for more details and brochure with photos.

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House for Sale

Upper Wolvercote, Oxford. Sunny house in elevated position with garage and large pretty garden. Semi-detached with 3 bedrooms and small study. Upstairs bathroom and toilet; downstairs: spacious kitchen/dining- room, living-room, study, conservatory, toilet. Extremely convenient location on bus route; in village atmosphere close to both Port Meadow and city with its amenities. £162,500. Tel.: Oxford 451770.

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Contents of this section:

Academic Staff Development 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 ProgrammeWeb site.

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Friday 11 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introducing the Anglo- Saxons', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Sunday 13 December

CONCERT: `On tour with Coryate and the Gonzaga Band'—early music for sackbuts and cornetts (with narration by Nicholas Clapton), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 from the Bate Collection, tel. (2)76139, or at the door; free pre- concert talk, 7.15 p.m.).

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Tuesday 15 December

THE MEETING of Congregation, due to take place today, is cancelled.

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Approaches to lecturing: practice sessions', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to sculpture', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

 

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Friday 18 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Piet de Jong's cartoons' (until 3 January).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass through the ages', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Tuesday 22 December

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 4 January).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `The painterly brush—oil sketches from the Ashmolean Museum' (until 21 March).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A Christmas tour', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Wednesday 23 December

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 4 January).

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (reopen 4 January).

UNIVERSITY MESSENGER SERVICE suspended (resumes 4 January).

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Thursday 24 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 30 December).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION library closed (reopens 4 January).

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1999

Tuesday 5 January

DR C. BROWN: `Van Dyck: a tale of three cities' (Ashmolean Museum New Year Lecture), Taylorian Lecture Theatre, 11 a.m. (free admission).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Nineteenth-century French drawings' (until 28 February).

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Wednesday 6 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar (residential course): `Mid-career review for academic staff', day 1 (see information above).

 

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Thursday 7 January

 

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ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar (residential course): `Mid-career review for academic staff', day 2 (see information above).

 

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Friday 8 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar (residential course): `Mid-career review for academic staff', day 3 (see information above).

 

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Sunday 17 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 18 January

M. SATCHELL: `Foundation and emergence: the genesis of the English leperhouses, c.1077--1200' (lecture series: `Medicine and culture before 1750'), Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

DR J. WATSON: `From the double helix to the Human Genome Project' (Green College Lectures: `Genes'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 19 January

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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Wednesday 20 January

PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD: `Extreme experiences and religious cognitions' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Religion, restitution, and agency: lectures in medicine and religious thought'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. CONNORS: `Out of the Swiss lakes' (Slade Lectures: `Borromini and Baroque Rome'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. DAWKINS: `Universal Darwinism' (first lecture in Department for Continuing Education series `Darwin's astonishing legacy: evolutionary thinking in biology and beyond'), Department of Zoology, 8.15 p.m. (admission £5, series ticket £30; tel. (2)70360).

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Thursday 21 January

PROFESSOR C. GAMBLE: `Early beginnings' (Linacre Lectures: `The peopling of Britain—the shaping of a human landscape'), Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 22 January

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT: `Use and delight: continuity and change in attitude to nature' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Use and delight: environmental history in Northern England since 1600'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 23 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Asian silks' (tel. to book: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.).

COLIN CARR performs music for unaccompanied cello, the hall, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by programme, from porters' lodge; reserved for college members until ten days before the concert).

 

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Monday 25 January

A. WEAR: `The failure of the English Helmontian revolution in therapeutics' (lecture series: `Medicine and culture before 1750'), Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. REEVE: `A proposal about Modestus' (Lowe Lectures in Palaeography: `Manuscripts and method: the transmission of Vegetius'), Examination Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. SYKES: `The genetic origins of man' (Green College Lectures: `Genes'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 26 January

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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Wednesday 27 January

PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD: ` "Moments of creation"---1: the bodily idioms of cosmology' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Religion, restitution, and agency: lectures in medicine and religious thought'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. CONNORS: `The newest profession' (Slade Lectures: `Borromini and Baroque Rome'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 28 January

PROFESSOR P. MELLARS: `Homo sapiens' (Linacre Lectures: `The peopling of Britain—the shaping of a human landscape'), Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.15 p.m.

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