11 December 1997 - No 4458



<p>Oxford University Gazette,<br /> Vol. 128, No. 4458: 11 December 1997<br /></p>

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<br /><br /><br /><title><br /> Oxford University Gazette, 11 December 1997: University<br /> Acts<br />

University Acts


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CONGREGATION 8 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 8 December.

Text of Special Resolution

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

IVAN ERMAKOFF, Nuffield College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 8 December


1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on
26
December.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Terms of reference and
composition of the Committee on Continuing Education

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee
on Continuing Education and with the concurrence of the General
Board, modifies the committee's terms of reference so that it is
no longer precluded from promoting all postgraduate medical
education but only that which is the specific responsibility of
the Director of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education and
Training. The Clinical Medicine Board has concurred in this
change. The decree additionally makes provision for the Academic
Dean in the Department for Continuing Education to be an ex
officio
member of the committee. This is thought to be
important given the responsibility of the Academic Dean for
quality assurance arrangements. The opportunity is taken also to
update the list of members to reflect the fact that for some
years there have been three Deputy Directors of the Department
for Continuing Education, each of whom should be an ex
officio
member.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. V, § 1, cl. 1
(a) (Statutes, 1997, p. 240), delete
`postgraduate medical education' and substitute `the postgraduate
medical education for which the Director of Postgraduate Medical
and Dental Education and Training has specific responsibility'.

2 Ibid., cl. 2 (p. 241), delete items (18)
and (19) and substitute:

`(18)--(20) the Deputy Directors of the Department for
Continuing Education;

(21) the Academic Dean of the Department for Continuing
Education;'.

3 Ibid., (p. 242), renumber existing items
(20)--(23) as items (22)--(25).

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Decree (2): Establishment of Nuffield
Professorship of Comparative European Politics

Explanatory note

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice- Chancellor
will declare carried, without holding the meeting of Congregation
on 16 December, Statute (1) establishing a Nuffield Professorship
of Comparative European Politics, which was promulgated on 2
December (see `University Agenda' below). Council has accordingly
made the following decree, which gives effect to consequential
changes.

Text of Decree (2)

[For text of Decree (3) see decree annexed to Statute (1)
in Gazette No. 4454,
13 November 1997
.]


Decree (3): 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 (3)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. IV, cl. 1 (5) (twice),
concerning the Committee for Archaeology (Statutes,
1997, p. 266), and Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 162, Boise Gift,
concerning the Boise Gift to the Department of Human Anatomy (p.
660, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 25 September 1997,
Gazette, p. 4), in each case delete `Curator' and
substitute `Director'.

[The need to make these changes was overlooked when the
office of Curator of the Pitt Rivers Museum became the
Directorship of the museum.
]

2 In Ch. III, Sect. XLI, § 2, cl. 1
(4), concerning the Advisory Committee for Forestry (p. 310),
delete `Minister of Overseas Development' and substitute
`Secretary of State for International Development'.

3 Ibid., cl. 1 (5), delete `Overseas
Development Administration' and substitute `Department for
International Development'.

[Clauses 2 and 3 take account of a recent change in the
title of the government ministry concerned.
]

4 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 7, SCHEDULE
IV, concerning special allowances to certain heads of departments
(p. 395), after `Professor of Music' insert:

`Director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History'.

5 Ibid. (p. 396), delete `Principal Curator
of the University Museum'.

[Clauses 4 and 5 correct a reference to the Director of
the Oxford University Museum of Natural History which was
overlooked when the titles of the University Museum and of its
head were changed.
]

6 Ibid., Sect. III, § 15, concerning
the Savilian Professor of Astronomy (p. 407), delete cl. 3 and
renumber existing cl. 4 as cl. 3.

[This clause removes an obsolete reference to the office
of Radcliffe Observer, which no longer exists.
]

7 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 299, cl. 4,
concerning the Rolleston Memorial Prize (p. 714), delete `added
to the capital of the fund' and substitute `carried forward for
expenditure in subsequent years'.

8 Ibid. (p. 715), delete cl. 12.

[Clauses 7 and 8 amend an existing provision for the
accumulation of unspent income to capital, which is no longer
permissible in law, and delete a now otiose provision stating
expressly that the prize is open both to women and to
men.
]

9 In Ch. XI, Sect. I, § 9, cl. 1,
concerning the commemoration of benefactors (p. 764), after `by
decree.' insert `The list of names shall be divided by the
Vice-Chancellor into three sections, one of which shall be read
out in turn at each successive commemoration.'

[This provision was inadvertently omitted when the list
of benefactors to be commemorated by the preachers of certain
University Sermons was last revised.
]

10 Ibid., Sect. II, § 1, cl. 1,
concerning the procedures of the Visitatorial Board (p. 765),
delete `cll. 1 and 3' and substitute `cll. 1 and 2'.

[The need to amend this cross-reference was overlooked
when the relevant statute was changed.
]

11 In Examination Decrees,
1997, p. 1093, l. 19, concerning fees payable by candidates on
entering for certain examinations, after `Literature,' insert `in
Modern History,'.

[The need to provide for an examination entry fee was
overlooked when the Foundation Certificate in Modern History was
established.
]

12 Notwithstanding the provisions of clause
4 of Decree (3) of 27 November 1997 (Gazette, p.
434), clause 3 of that decree shall be effective from 1 October
1998.

[When the earlier decree, concerning the payment of
certain departmental allowances, was drafted, the need for clause
3 to have a different effective date from clauses 1 and 2 was
overlooked.
]

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Decree (4): Transfer to the General
Board of authority to grant leave to academic staff for periods
of more than one year


Decree (5): Transfer to the General
Board of authority to confer the title of Visiting Professor


Decree (6): Transfer to departments of
authority to award extra salary increments to departmental
lecturers

Explanatory note

Council and the General Board have agreed that it would be
appropriate for there to be changes in responsibility for making
final decisions in respect of certain academic staffing matters.
Decree (4) below accordingly gives the Board authority to grant
leave to academic staff for periods beyond one year, such cases
(e.g. for leave to hold prestigious research awards) having
previously required Council to make a decree. Decree (5) gives
the Board authority to confer the title of Visiting Professor.
Under its existing powers, the Board may then itself delegate
authority for decisions in these areas to certain of its standing
committees; these committees would refer cases of doubt or
difficulty to the Board, and the Board itself would refer any
appropriately complex or sensitive matters to Council. Decree (6)
transfers authority from the Board to departments for the award
of extra salary increments to departmental lecturers (guidelines
will be provided for departments in this area), and also takes
the opportunity of removing an obsolete provision requiring
copies of such lecturers' contracts to be forwarded to the
University Offices.

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. A, concerning
dispensation from prescribed duties (Statutes, 1997,
p. 382), delete cl. 12 and substitute:

`12. Complete or partial dispensation from the obligation to
reside or to lecture or to give instruction or to perform other
prescribed duties (other than the duty prescribed by clauses 6
and 7 hereof) may be granted by the General Board to professors,
readers, lecturers, or the holders of other offices appointment
to which is made by, or is subject to the approval of, the Board,
in accordance with Tit. X, Sect. I, proviso (d) or on
account of ill health or for any other reason which it judges to
be sufficient.'

2 Ibid., cl. 13, delete `by the General
Board or by Council'.

3 Ibid., cl. 17 (p. 383), delete `Council
and the General Board' and substitute `the relevant body'.

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Text of Decree (5)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 11, concerning
Visiting Professors (Statutes, 1997, p. 396), delete
`Council may, on the recommendation of the General Board' and
substitute `The General Board may'.

2 Ibid. (p. 397), delete `The title may
also ... may be held.'

Text of Decree (6)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. IV, § 7, cl. 4,
concerning departmental lecturers (Statutes, 1997,
p. 527), delete `, and shall forward ... the Curators of the
University Chest'.

2 Ibid., delete cl. 5 and substitute:

`5. The head of any department shall have power to make to a
departmental lecturer additional salary payments out of
departmental funds, having regard to such guidelines as are
issued from time to time by the General Board.'

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Decree (7): Jacques Delors Professorship
of European Community Law

Explanatory note

The European Commission has made a grant towards the endowment
of
the Jacques Delors Professorship of European Community Law. The
following decree provides for the formal acceptance of these
funds.

Text of Decree (7)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 180
(Statutes, 1997, p. 462), insert new cll. 1--3 as
follows and renumber existing cll. 1--4 (pp. 462-3) as cll. 4--7:

`1. The University accepts with gratitude from the European
Commission funds towards the costs of the Jacques Delors
Professorship of European Community Law.

2. The net income of the fund shall be applied to the cost of
the professorship (including salary, National Insurance, and
superannuation), and may also be applied to other costs
associated with the professorship (including support costs).

3. The Board of the Faculty of Law shall be the board of
management of the fund.'

2 Ibid., insert cl. 8:

`8. This decree shall be subject to alteration from time to time
by Council, provided that the object of the fund as defined in
clause 1 above is always kept in view.'

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Decree (8): Format of class and pass
lists for university examinations

Explanatory note

In Michaelmas Term 1991 Congregation passed a general resolution
instructing Council to legislate to provide, for a trial period
of five years, for the publication of class lists for university
examinations without specifying the names of the colleges or
other societies of candidates (Gazette, Vol. 122,
p.
462). When Council subsequently made the necessary decree (ibid.,
p. 593), it stated that it would review the position in the final
year of the trial period, i.e. in 1995--6. In the course of that
review Council noted that the exclusion of college names had not
in the event prevented the continued publication of `Norrington
Tables' as the proponents of the resolution had hoped, but it
agreed that there should be further consultation with colleges,
both individually and through the Conference of Colleges.
Meanwhile, in order to allow time for such further consultation,
Council made a decree extending the exclusion of college names
until the end of the academic year 1997--8 (Decree (5) of 15 May
1997, Gazette, Vol. 127, p. 1092).

The great majority of the colleges which have commented
individually favours the reinstatement of college names, and the
Conference agreed at its meeting on 13 November to support such
reinstatement. Council has therefore now made the following
decree, which provides accordingly. Council sees no point in
deferring the implementation of this decision, and cl. 6 of the
decree therefore makes it effective immediately rather than from
1 October 1998.

Opportunity is taken in the following decree also to make a minor
change, suggested by the Proctors, in the existing provisions
governing the information which examiners are required to include
in certain examination lists. Although in the case of a number
of
qualifications it is possible to sit an examination in more than
one stage, the present format of the lists for the relevant
examinations does not specify whether or not a candidate has
completed all the examination requirements for the qualification
concerned, and this can lead to difficulty. Cll. 4 and 5 of the
decree therefore introduce the relevant provision.

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Text of Decree (8)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997,
p. 1055, ll. 2 and 28, in each case after `names' insert `and
colleges'.

2 Ibid., p. 1056, ll. 33-6, delete `,
provided ... be specified'.

3 Ibid., from p. 1060, l. 13 to p. 1069,
l.
14, whenever the letters appear delete:

`A. B.

C. D.

E. F.'

and substitute:

`A. B.—College

C. D.—Hall

E. F.—Society'.

4 Ibid., p. 1065, l. 36, after
`Philosophy', p. 1066, l. 12, after
`Science', p. 1067, ll. 23, after
`Studies' and 36, after `Education]',
and p. 1068, l. 4, after `Administration' in each case insert
`[here insert where applicable and have thereby completed
all the examination requirements for the Degree
]'.

5 Ibid., p. 1069, l. 13, after
`certificate]' insert `[here insert where applicable and
have thereby completed all the examination requirements for the
Certificate
]'.

6 Notwithstanding the provisions of Decree
(5) of 15 May 1997 (Gazette, Vol. 127, p. 1092),
this decree shall have immediate effect.

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Decree (9): Dispensation from prescribed
duties (Professor J.S. Vickers)

Dispensation from prescribed duties is granted to J.S. Vickers,
MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., Fellow of All Souls College and Drummond
Professor of Political Economy, for Trinity Term 1998 on a
part-time basis and for the academic years 1998--9 to 2001--2
inclusive on a full- time basis, to enable him to take up
appointment for that period as Chief Economist of the Bank of
England.

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Decree (10): Consent to amendments to
Statutes of Magdalen College

The consent of the University is given to the amendments to
Statutes II, VII, IX, X, XVI, and XXI of Magdalen College
approved by the Governing Body on 16 October 1996, in so far as
such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of
Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

Note. The effect of the amendments is to remove
redundancies and inconsistencies.


Decree (11): Consent to amendments to
Statutes of St Edmund Hall

The consent of the University is given to the amendments to
Statute V of St Edmund Hall approved by the Governing Body on 24
April 1997 and 9 October 1997, in so far as such consent is
required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and
Cambridge Act, 1923.

Note. The effect of the amendments is to create a new
category of fellowship.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts
under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. vi, cl. 1
(Statutes, 1997, p. 367) has been accorded to the
following persons who are qualified for membership of
Congregation:

HELEN BILLINGE, Wolfson College

CHRISTINE JOY ELLIOTT, University Offices

GIANLUIGI OLIVERI, D.PHIL., Wolfson College

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Billinge, H., MA status, Wolfson

Elliott, C.J., MA status, University Offices

Ermakoff, I., MA, Nuffield

Morison, B.C.A., B.Phil., MA, D.Phil., Corpus Christi

Oliveri, G., MA status, D.Phil., Wolfson

Waters, J., MA, D.Phil., Queen's

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4 Appointment of Auditor

Auditor of the Accounts of the University for the year ending 31
July 1998: KPMG





<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 11 December 1997: University<br /> Agenda<br />

University Agenda


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CONGREGATION 15 December


Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be
approved at noon on 15 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:

JOSEF STRAUB, Hertford College

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CONGREGATION 16 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 statutes approved without a
meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl.
11 (Statutes, 1997, p. 8).

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CONGREGATION 20 January 2 p.m.

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


Promulgation of Statute

Statute: Authority to dismiss academic-related staff

Explanatory note

The following statute clarifies which persons have the
authority on behalf of the University to dismiss
academic-related staff in circumstances other than those
which fall within the provisions of Title VIII (which
relates to the Visitatorial Board) or Title XVI, Parts
II-IV (which relate to dismissals by reason of
redundancy, for disciplinary offences, or on medical
grounds). Such dismissals, for example, may arise under
the probationary procedure for academic- related staff or
become necessary as a result of the unavailability of
funds to support a self-financing or other
non-established appointment, but in all cases
academic-related staff will, under Title XVI, Part V,
have the right of appeal against such dismissal.

WHEREAS it is expedient to clarify which persons
have the authority on behalf of the University to dismiss
academic-related staff, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. X, Sect. II, cl. 1
(Statutes, 1997, p. 77), after `or to
dismiss such non-academic staff,' insert `or to dismiss
such academic-related staff in circumstances other than
those which fall within the provisions of Title VIII or
Title XVI, Parts II--IV,'.

2 Ibid., proviso (b),
delete `non-academic staff' and substitute `the member of
staff concerned'.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 11 December 1997: Notices<br />

Notices


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APPOINTMENT OF DEPUTIES

On the recommendation of the Physical Sciences Board, the
General Board has appointed PROFESSOR G. HANCOCK, MA,
Fellow of Trinity and University Lecturer in Physical
Chemistry, as deputy for Professor J.P. Simons, MA,
Fellow of Exeter and Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry, as
head of the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory
for Hilary Term 1998, during which Professor Simons will
be on sabbatical leave.

On the recommendation of the Committee for Educational
Studies, the General Board has appointed K.D. SYLVA, MA,
Fellow of Jesus and Reader in Educational Studies, as
deputy for Professor R.A. Pring, MA, Fellow of Green
College and Professor of Educational Studies, as Director
of the Department of Educational Studies for Hilary Term
1998, during which Professor Pring will be on sabbatical
leave.

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JOHN LOCKE PRIZE IN MENTAL
PHILOSOPHY 1997

The Prize has been awarded to MARCUS WILLIAMSON, New
College.

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UNIVERSITY OFFICES


Christmas closure

The University Offices will be closed for normal business
from Wednesday, 24 December, until Sunday, 4 January,
inclusive.

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SHELDONIAN THEATRE

The Sheldonian Theatre will be closed from Wednesday, 24
December, until Sunday, 4 January, inclusive.

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UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE


Vacation hours

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

Monday, 15 December–Friday, 19
December
: open 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

Monday, 22 December–Friday, 2 January:
closed.

Monday, 5 January–Friday, 9 January:
open 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

From Monday, 12 January, normal opening
times: weekdays 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS
NEWSLETTER

December 1997

1 Call Charges—More Reductions

As promised, savings from the use of Comtel and Worldcom to carry
respectively local and long distance calls are now being passed
on to colleges and departments. OUTN's charges are currently
based on BT's standard tariffs, with discounts of 22 per cent on
local and 31 per cent on national and international calls.
Compared with last year, OUTN's call charges have reduced between
20 per cent and 30 per cent, depending on destination.

Reports issued before November will have been based on the older
tariffs, so it may be that there will be some discrepancy between
totals for the quarter and these earlier listings. These
discrepancies should all be in favour of the department or
college.


2 Call Account Codes

The loading of new, upgraded software on the call logger once
more permits the calculation of costs for call account codes.

For instructions on how to use call account codes to charge for
private calls, see page 102 of the telephone directory.


3 Call Finder—Print your own Bills

Call Finder, OUTN's system for remote access to the call logger,
and which enables college and department accounts offices to
print bills for their own telephones, has been upgraded. Any
college or department which has yet to load the upgraded software
should contact Kevin Parker on 70706.


4 Student Telephones

Main College sites: Colleges will shortly be
circulated with an outline of the main proposals in the
Invitation for third party suppliers to tender for the management
of student telephone services in colleges. This will include a
request for colleges to confirm their degree of interest in
subscribing to the scheme. Clearly the greater the number of
colleges that support the scheme, the better will the commission
rates and the lower the tariffs offered by competing
suppliers.

Outlying Sites: The complementary scheme for
residences which cannot be economically served by OUTN is
proceeding apace, with some 1600 Comtel StudentNet lines
installed or planned. Students have signed contracts to have 54
per cent of completed installations made live.

It is now possible for Comtel StudentNet lines to be provided in
private `digs', but since these lines give the benefit of free
access to the University telephone network it is essential that
colleges validate applications, to ensure that only bone
fide
Oxford University students are offered the service.
Colleges are asked to cooperate by countersigning
applications.

Please note that Comtel StudentNet lines do not give free
connection to the University data network dial-in service. Gavin
Litchfield (extension 73227) should be consulted about the best
ways to provide data networking to outlying sites.


5 Faults Out of Working Hours

It has become apparent that there is some ignorance of the system
for reporting faults when the Telecommunications Section is
unmanned. This has led on a couple of occasions to lodge
telephones being out of action for long periods at weekends when
they could have been repaired if the porters had known the
correct procedure.

When the Telecommunications Section is closed,
urgent faults only should be reported to the University Security
Services, on extension 72944.

Urgent faults are defined as faults to the main college or
department number or one type of fault which is affecting a
number of telephones at the same time. Our maintainers are
contracted to respond to such faults within four hours at any
time, day or night.

Please do not report non-urgent faults to
Security
: these are only dealt with during working hours
and should be reported in the normal way to 88888.

Colleges are asked to inform their Lodges of these
procedures
.


6 Telecommunications Staff News

We are pleased to welcome three new members of the
Telecommunications team. Sophie Power has joined the Enquiry
Point Operator team and both Kevin Parker and Jasmin Robinson are
proud new parents, of Kate Mae and Oliver Jeremy respectively.
Mothers, fathers and babies are all doing well.

In Jasmin's absence on maternity leave, Ros Hayward is acting as
Supervisor.


7 Useful Telephone Numbers

Telephone Faults 88888 (out of office hours,
phone Security on 72944 for urgent faults
only)

Data Network Faults 73268 (Computing Service
Network Control)

Telephone Accounts 70706 (Kevin Parker)

Call logger reports 70714 (Carey Green)

Advice on Telephone Facilities 70704 (Ros
Hayward)

New Telephone lines, moves of telephones
etc.
70712 (Daphne Tilling)

Advice on Cabling Installation 80731 (Colin
Willoughby)

Telecommunications Policy 70707 (Ian Everett)

Telecommunications Committee 70761 (Jane
Sherwood)

I.D. Everett, December 1997

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 11 December 1997: Lectures<br />

Lectures


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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL
STUDIES 1997–9

A theory of early Christian religion

PROFESSOR GERD THEISSEN, Professor of New Testament
Theology, University of Heidelberg, will deliver his
first series of Speaker's Lectures during Hilary and
Trinity Terms 1998, in the Examination Schools. A lecture
based on `Early Christian religion as a new system of
signs' will be delivered at 5 p.m. on each of the
following dates: Monday, 23 February; Tuesday, 24
February; Wednesday, 25 February.

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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE
SEPTUAGINT 1997–8

The illustration of the Septuagint

DR JOHN H. LOWDEN, Courtauld Institute of Art, will
deliver his second series of Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m.
on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

24 Feb.: ` "Who is wise and shall
understand": exegesis and commentary.'

3 Mar.: ` "And he read the book before
the king": owners and users.'

10 Mar.: ` "Like apples of gold in
pictures in silver": images and words.'

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WILDE LECTURES 1997–8

The religion of the apostle Paul

DR JOHN ASHTON, formerly University Lecturer in New
Testament Studies, will deliver the Wilde Lectures at 5
p.m. on the following Mondays in the Examination Schools.
Each lecture will be followed by discussion.

19 Jan.: `On comparing religions.'

26 Jan.: `Paul the enigma.'

2 Feb.: `Paul the convert.'

9 Feb.: `Paul the mystic.'

16 Feb.: `Paul the apostle.'

27 Apr.: `Paul the prophet.'

4 May: `Paul the charismatic.'

11 May: `Paul the possessed.'

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SLADE LECTURES 1998

Michelangelo at the millennium

PROFESSOR KATHLEEN WEIL-GARRIS BRANDT, Slade Professor
1997–8, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on
the following Wednesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor
Institution.

21 Jan.: `Seven myths about
Michelangelo.'

28 Jan.: `The "self-taught
prodigy" .'

4 Feb.: `The "reluctant painter"
.'

11 Feb.: ` The "primacy of
sculpture" .'

18 Feb.: `The "liberator of
architecture" .'

25 Feb.: `The "heroic rebel" .'

4 Mar.: `The "misogynistic
misanthrope" .'

11 Mar.: `The "imprisoned image"
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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The following lectures will be given on Friday, 12
December, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3,
the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

MR C. REDMAN, City General Hospital, Stoke on Trent

2 p.m.: `Surgery in ovarian cancer.'

DR J. THOMAS

3 p.m.: `Women's Centre Annual
Compilation of Statistics: obstetrics.'

DR A. SMARASON

5 p.m.: `Women's Centre Annual
Compilation of Statistics: gynaecology.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Archive of performances of Greek and Roman drama

PROFESSOR ERIKA FISCHER-LICHTE, Head of the Institute of
Theatre Studies, Freie Universität, Berlin, will
give an illustrated lecture (in English) at 5 p.m. on
Monday, 19 January, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the
Ashmolean Museum.

Conveners: O. Taplin, MA, D.Phil., Reader in
Greek Literature, and E.M. Hall, MA, D.Phil., University
Lecturer (CUF) in Classical Languages.

Subject: `From Max Reinhardt to Peter Stein:
Greek tragedy projects in twentieth-century Berlin.'

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THEOLOGY


Ian Ramsey Centre

Seminars in science and technology: brain, mind, and
religious belief

The following seminars will be given at 8.15 for 8.30
p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

PROFESSOR R. SWINBURNE

29 Jan.: `The soul.'

THE REVD JOHN PUDDEFOOT, Head of Mathematics, Eton
College

12 Feb.: `Machines and persons: is the
Turing test enough?'

DR I. TRACEY

26 Feb.: `Perceiving pain; functional
neuroimaging studies of the human brain.'

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GREEN COLLEGE


Green College Lectures 1998

Plagues

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

DR P. SLACK

19 Jan.: `Plagues in history: the
European experience.'

PROFESSOR P. HAGGETT, Bristol

26 Jan.: `The geography of plagues.'

PROFESSOR R. ANDERSON

2 Feb.: `Drugs and plagues:
antimicrobial resistance.'

SIR KENNETH CALMAN, Chief Medical Officer

9 Feb.: `Plagues of the millennium.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE


Linacre Lectures 1998

The environment and historical change

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on
Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the ZoologyPsychology
Building.

Linacre College acknowledges the generosity of Riche
Monde (Bangkok) Ltd. in making the current lecture series
possible.

PROFESSOR A.S. GOUDIE

22 Jan.: `The Ice Age in the tropics and
its human implications.'

PROFESSOR SIR TONY WRIGLEY,
Cambridge

29 Jan.: `Meeting human energy needs:
constraints, opportunities, and effects.'

PROFESSOR M.G.L. BAILLIE, Belfast

5 Feb.: `The tree-ring records :putting
some abrupt environmental changes back into human
history.'

DR O. RACKHAM, Cambridge

12 Feb.: `Boundaries and country
planning: ancient and modern.'

PROFESSOR C.V. PHYTHIAN-ADAMS, Leicester

19 Feb.: `Environments and identities:
landscape as cultural projection in the English
provincial past.'

PROFESSOR C. VITA-FINZI, University College, London

26 Feb.: `Climate and history in the Old
World and the New.'

PROFESSOR W. BEINART

5 Mar.: `The re-naturing of African
animals: film and literature in the 1950s and
60s.'

PROFESSOR H. MORPHY, University College, London

12 Mar.: `Hunting to mining:
transformations of the Australian landscape through
time.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Religion and Democracy Programme

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays
in Rhodes House.

DR A. BORAINE, Deputy Chair, the South African Truth and
Reconciliation Commission

19 Jan.: `Churches and apartheid in
South Africa.'

CHIEF JUSTICE MUHAMMED SAID AL-ASHMAWY, Egyptian High
Court Judge

2 Feb.: `Religion for new humanity.'

PROFESSOR A. STEPAN

23 Feb.: `Democracy and world religions:
contra Samuel Huntington.'

RABBI JULIA NEUBERGER, Director, the King's Fund;
Chancellor, University of Ulster

9 Mar.: `Inclusiveness and
exclusiveness: Jews living with others in a pluralist
society.'

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 11 December 1997: Grants and Funding<br />

Grants and Research Funding


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RHODES CHAIR OF RACE RELATIONS: AFRICAN
RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

The Committee for the Rhodes Chair has decided to extend its
African Research Fellowships scheme for the academic year
1998–9. The scheme is intended to bring to Oxford scholars
teaching in African universities. Preference is given to
applicants working on a research project in collaboration with
an Oxford Africanist. A total sum of £10,000 is available
for grants in 1998–9. Successful applicants will receive an
allowance of £850 a month and a contribution of up to
£600 towards the cost of their fare, payable in Oxford.
Applications should be made by 6 February to either Judith Heyer,
Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD, or Professor William Beinart,
St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF. Applications should be
accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a research
proposal, and references where possible. The Chair Committee will
meet on 19 February when it will review the applications.

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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 11 December 1997: Examinations and Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards


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GENERAL BOARD OF THE FACULTIES

The General Board of the Faculties gives notice that it has
elected L.G. BLACK, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel College, as its
Chairman for the academic year 1998–9.

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HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE,
AND HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING, ECONOMICS, AND MANAGEMENT


Part II Examination 1998

Regulations for the 1998 Part II Examination in the Honour School
of Engineering Science, and for the 1998 Part II Examination in
the Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and Management have
been deleted in error from the Examination Decrees and
Regulations
, 1997.

Notice is hereby given that these Part II examinations in 1998
are governed by the regulations printed in Examination Decrees
and Regulations
, 1996, as is made clear on p. 172, l. 5.

In Examination Decrees and Regulations, 1996, the regulations for
the 1998 Engineering Science Part II can be found on pp.
169–72. The regulations for the 1998 Engineering, Economics,
and Management Part II can be found on pp. 189–93.

Examiners, tutors, and candidates should therefore refer to these
pages for the current regulations.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave
TO T.D. GRIFFITHS, Jesus, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor
of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled:
`Neurological and physical abnormalities in familial and sporadic
schizophrenia'.

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave
TO M.I. HOBSON, St Anne's, to supplicate for the
Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `The
relationship between angiogenesis and nerve regeneration'.

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave
TO K. WALLER, St Anne's, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor
of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `The nature
of endometriosis'.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF SCIENCE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave
TO J. TOOKE, St John's, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor
of Science.

A list of the evidence submitted by the candidate is available
at the University Offices.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR
OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Biological Sciences

D.M. BARTHOLOMEW, Wolfson: `Isolation and characterisation of
genes encoding vacuolar membrane proteins from the CAM plant
Kalancho‘ daigremontiana'.

Department of Plant Sciences, Thursday, 18 December,
2 p.m.


Examiners: G.I. Jenkins, N.J. Kruger.

P. BIGGIN, Wolfson: `Ion channel structure and dynamics'.

Rex Richards Building, Monday, 15 December, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: P.J. Goodford, C. Dempsey.

A. DUARTE, Wolfson: `Regulation of gene expression by the Wilms
tumour suppressor WT1'.

Institute of Psychiatry, Monday, 15 December, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: N. Hastie, I.W. Craig.

C. WINCHESTER, St Catherine's: `The roles of HSP70 proteins in
antigen processing and presentation'.

Department of Biochemistry, Monday, 22 December,
11 a.m.


Examiners: J. Trowsdale, M. Gregoriou.

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Clinical Medicine

R. CRAVEN, Trinity: `Electrophysiological and pharmacological
attributes of dorsal raphe neurones examined in
vitro
'.

Department of Pharmacology, Monday, 26 January, 2 p.m.


Examiners: S. Greenfield, R. Pinnock.

GANG LI, St Peter's: `The biological studies of distraction
osteogenesis'.

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Monday,
15 December, 2 p.m.


Examiners: J. Kenwright, B. Caterson.

S. RAKOFF, Christ Church: `The microenvironment of the normal and
aganglionic chick bowel'.

Department of Human Anatomy, Friday, 19 December,
2 p.m.


Examiners: J.S.H. Taylor, P. Martin.

A. WROE, Wolfson: `Decision-making, anxiety, and behaviour in
obsessive-compulsive disorder and health concern'.

Department of Psychiatry, Wednesday, 21 January, 2 p.m.


Examiners: M. Johnston, S.J. Thorpe.

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Literae Humaniores

R. FOWLER, St John's: `Ethnicity and power: studies in royal
ideology in the Hellenistic Fertile Crescent'.

Examination Schools, Friday, 9 January, 10.30 a.m.


Examiners: B.M. Levick, A.T.L. Kuhrt.

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Modern History

M. BUTCHER, University: `Rural industry in late medieval
Norfolk'.

Ashmolean Museum, Tuesday, 27 January, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: J. Hatcher, N.J. Mayhew.

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Physical Sciences

J.L. ATTWELL, Linacre: `Heterogeneous chemical processing by
stratospheric aerosol'.

Old Physiology Building, Friday, 12 December, 10.30 a.m.


Examiners: W.A. Norton, M.P. Chipperfield.

M. BIRKEL, Linacre: `Astro particle physics beyond the standard
model'.

Sub-department of Theoretical Physics, Monday, 15 December, 8
a.m.


Examiners: H. Dreiner, I. Kogan.

C. DENNIS, Jesus: `High resolution spectroscopy of open shell
clusters'.

Physical Chemistry Laboratory, Thursday, 22 January,
2 p.m.


Examiners: C.M. Western, J.M. Brown.

A.G. MOODY, St Hugh's: `Electronic structure of diazabutadiene
complexes'.

Examination Schools, Friday, 12 December, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: D. O'Hare, F.G.N. Cloke.

A. TROJANOWSKI, Exeter: `Thermomechanical properties of polymers
at high rates of strain'.

Department of Engineering Science, Monday, 22 December, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: C.P. Buckley, G. Swallowe.

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Social Studies

G. MAVROTAS, Lincoln: `The effectiveness of foreign aid: a study
using disaggregated data'.

St Hilda's, Tuesday, 13 January, 11 a.m.


Examiners: M.B. Gregory, D. Greenaway.

G. VAUGHAN, Keble: `Political education in the philosophy of
Thomas Hobbes'.

Soc. Stud. Faculty Centre, Thursday, 18 December, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: J.W. Burrow, G. Burgess.

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Theology

J. ZACHHUBER, Regent's Park: `The universal nature of man in
Gregory of Nyssa: philosophical background and theological
significance'.

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


Examiners: D.A. Sykes, F. Ricken.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER
OF SCIENCE

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

Anthropology and Geography

N. JENNS, Keble: `Sediment source ascription and quantification
using mineral magnetics: a palaeolimnological reconstruction of
the sedimentation of Slapton Higherley'.

School of Geography Wednesday, 17 December, 11 a.m.


Examiners: I.D.L. Foster, J. Boardman.





<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 11 December 1997: Colleges<br />

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


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OBITUARIES


St Hugh's College

ELSIE MARGARET ALEXANDER (née Crosland),
5 August 1997; commoner 1930–3. Aged 86.

JOSEPHINE EDMONDS (née Reynolds), 24
September 1997; commoner 1929–32. Aged 87.

BARBARA ELIZABETH FIELDING, 3 November 1996; commoner
1943–6. Aged 70.

MARY VALMAI HALMSHAW, 9 August 1997; commoner
1929–33. Aged 87.

MAUD ELIOT JAMES (née Gibbons), date
not known; commoner 1933–6.

SHEILA FAY KENNEY (née De Sa), 4
November 1996; commoner 1938–41. Aged 76.

CATHERINE MARGARET MILLER (née Gray),
date not known; commoner 1929–33.

ELEANOR MARY PADOMMA SCOTT, 31 October 1997; commoner
1925–8. Aged 91.

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COMMEMORATIVE EVENT


New College

A Commemorative Event for PROFESSOR GEORGE FORREST, MA,
will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 7 February, in the
ante-chapel and hall, New College.

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ELECTION


Wolfson College

To a Governing Body Fellowship (from 1 January
1998):

MR J.P. TUCK (MA Manchester)

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Concert

Jennifer Gilbert (violin) and Joan
Gilbert (piano) will perform works by Szymanowski, Van de
Vate (first performance), Franck, and Beethoven, at 8
p.m. on Friday, 12 Dec., in the Holywell Music Room.
Tickets £7, concessions £5, from Blackwell's
Music Shop (38 Holywell Street; tel.: 261384) and at the
door.

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Oxford University Museum of
Natural History

Come shopping at the OUMNH for an A to Z
of Christmas gifts. The choices begin with a selection of
Amber jewellery and Amethyst geodes, Bookends for
Bibliophiles and attractive stone Candleholders and
continue via a wide range of very Individual gifts
through to handbooks for young eXperts, Yuletide
decorations and stocking fillers, and the traditionally
Zany Dodo pads. Mon.–Sat., 12 noon–5 p.m.
Admission free. Closed 24–9 Dec. inc. Open New
Year's Day. Sales enquiries: Oxford (2)72961.

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Bodleian Shop

The Bodleian Shop at the entrance to the
Old Library: see our new book-shaped cards, and pop-out
cards for different occasions, as well as unusual
Oxford-related gifts, including many exclusive to the
Bodleian, at prices from 75 pence to £200. Entrance
in Old Schools Quadrangle. Open 9 a.m.--6 p.m. weekdays,
9 a.m.--12.30 p.m. Sats.

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Ashmolean Museum Shop

The Ashmolean Museum Shop is the sole
outlet in Oxford for Card-Aid charity Christmas cards.
Over 100 designs are available from numerous charities
including Crisis, Cancer Research, the Samaritans,
WaterAid, Mencap, Shelter, Oxfam, and the Woodland Trust.
The return is split between the Ashmolean and the
individual charities, and the usual discount will apply
to University employees. Museum Shop and Museum
Café open daily (inc. weekends) throughout Dec.

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United Oxford and Cambridge
University Club

The London club for all University members. Special rates
for those with college or University appointments or
University residence. Modernised and reasonable bedroom
accommodation. Excellent library facilities. Restaurant
and squash courts. Full service at weekends. Reciprocal
arrangements with over 125 clubs world-wide. Further
details from Derek Conran, Hertford College, or
Membership Secretary, 71 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HD.
Tel.: 0171-930 5151, fax: 0171-930 9490.

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Services Offered

Oriental carpet dealers Frederick and
Sudabeh Hine have additional stock comprising: a good
quantity of Persian and Chinese rugs made over 50 years
ago, faded but little sign of use; a few Afghan and
Persian tribal carpets approx. 3m by 2m, in good
condition for 30-plus years of age; armfuls of small
colourful Persian tribal bits and pieces for use as mats,
seat covers, hangings; large numbers of Beluch runners
and tent bag/cushions. Come and see the full display,
inc. new and antique pieces, in business hours, 10
a.m.--6 p.m., Mon.-- Sat. Ring first if you can. Old
Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax:
Oxford 559396.

Editorial services: copy-editing, proof-
reading, etc. For an initial discussion of your
requirements, please telephone. Tel.: Oxford 513221.

Psychotherapy. UKCP- and BAC-registered
psychotherapist offers sessions in English or Italian.
Convenient Summertown address. Tel.: Oxford 513363.

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.: 01993 811115.

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Domestic Services

Part-time housekeeper, central North
Oxford, mid-Jan. To cope with school pick-up, hobby
transportation of busy children (10 and 13 years), some
cooking, cleaning, shopping, laundry, etc. Approx. 4
half-days p.w., flexibility important. Ideal second job.
Single accommodation possible. Tel.: Oxford 512111
(evenings).

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

Relief receptionist required for one
half-day each week during term time (11.30 a.m. to 4.30
p.m.; hourly rate £5.09) with more hours available
in Trinity Term. We need someone of smart appearance and
confident manner, to deal with personal and telephone
enquiries, receive deliveries and update noticeboards.
Please write, with details of any relevant experience,
availability, and the names of two referees, to the Clerk
of the Schools. Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford
OX1 4BG.

Keston Institute, an Oxford-based
ecumenical educational charity studying church–state
relations in the former communist countries of Europe and
the former Soviet Union, is looking for an
Administrator/Researcher to join our small friendly team.
The main task of the post is to administer and research
our on-line information service, KNS, which is
distributed between one and three times a week. Other
duties inc. liaison with our Moscow office and designing
and maintaining a Web site. An active interest in
church–state relations in the region and the ability
to read Russian are essential. Salary of scale
£9,500–£11,000, pro rata, depending on age
and experience. Applications by Thur. 8 Jan.; interviews
in w.b. Mon. 19 Jan. For further particulars telephone
Erika Cuneo, or write to the Administrator, Keston
Institute, 4 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SH. Tel.: Oxford
311022.

Able personal assistant needed, Jan.
1998. Working part-time from home and with the
Development Director of National Children's Charity near
Oxford. Interesting and varied work for someone with
`Word' PC and printer. Initiative and organisational
skills. Stephanie Wilson. Tel.: Oxford 511276.

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Houses to Let

Australia: 4-bedroom fully-furnished
house, next to Monash University, to let Feb.--July.
Suitable for visiting academic. 75 Beddoe Ave., Clayton,
Victoria, Australia 3168. Tel.: 61-3-95449497.

Central North Oxford, attractive family
accommodation available soon, for 6 months plus;
Victorian house, well equipped; gas c.h., 28- ft
sitting-room, 3 double bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/diner;
excellent schools available; city centre 10 minutes'
walk, plus Thames water meadows. £950 p.c.m. exc.
bills. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Central Oxford: recently renovated
family house to let in Manor Road; 2 reception rooms,
study, 4 bedrooms, kitchen, bathroom, cloakroom, small
rear garden and off-street parking; within 5 minutes'
walk of Bodleian Library. Available Feb. Tel.: Oxford
(2)76356.

Available for a min. of 6 months' let,
from 1 Jan.: 2-bedroom fully-furnished 2-year-old house
with garden, off-street parking, c.h.; situated in quiet
wooded close; suitable for professional couple—non-
smokers please. Tel.: Oxford 361494.

Four-bedroom house, very well appointed,
garden, garage, parking for 2 vehicles undercover, close
to shops and services, on bus route; 10 minutes to city
centre. References essential. £950 p.m.; 1-year let.
Tel.: Oxford 842125.

Iffley: light, large detached family
house (gas c.h.) in leafy garden available for part or
whole of 1998 calendar year; 4 double bedrooms, bathroom,
shower room, w.c., kitchen, breakfast room, utility room,
larder; all appliances; 10 minutes from centre; frequent
buses. Convenient for health centre, shops, schools, and
riverside walks. Peach. Tel.: Oxford (2)71932 (office),
or 778321 (home); e-mail: ceri.peach@geog.ox.ac.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.

An Englishman's home is his
castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we
have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking
quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding
area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of
Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in
lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other
professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and
most helpful service in Oxford. Please telephone or fax
us with details of your requirements and we will do
whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533,
fax: 764777.

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Flats to Let

Self-contained studio flat, Iffley
Fields: pleasantly furnished spacious bed-sitting room,
kitchen, bathroom, own telephone, c.h. £380 p.c.m.,
inc. running expenses, rates, etc. Tel.: Oxford 433977
(afternoon).

Flat available now (long let only);
modern decor and furnishings; 1 double bedroom, living-
room, kitchen, bathroom, c.h., all facilities, private
parking. Quiet Banbury Road location, half-mile from the
city centre. Non-smoker. £575 p.m. plus council tax.
Tel.: Oxford 511628.

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Accommodation Offered

Large light room in well-equipped,
pleasant 2-cat house on Sunningwell Road (shared with
academic owner) available on good terms to quiet,
vegetarian, non-smoking person from Jan. Tel.: Oxford
725435.

Short-term/holiday lets. Comfortable,
well-equipped cottages, 12 miles west of Oxford on good
bus route, in attractive Cotswold market town of Witney.
Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 01993 771014.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm,
comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in
exclusive 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. and
fax: Oxford 557879.
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Accommodation Sought

Australian postdoc seeks furnished
family accommodation for 1–2 years.
Headington/eastern Oxford or nearby villages.
£600–£700 p.c.m. Preferably close to
transport, child care, shops. Dr David Whiteman, 38 Quinn
Street, Toowong, Qld 4066, Australia. Tel.: +61 7 3371
5920, fax: +61 7 3818 5000, e-mail:
WhitemanD@health.qld.gov.au.

Wanted to rent, 3--4 months from 6 Jan.,
by Danish translator and wife: furnished cottage/house, 3
bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen with appliances, utility
room, etc., within 15--20 mile radius of Oxford.
£500--£600 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 316936 or 01256
892010.

Visiting Australian doctor and wife seek
furnished 2- to 3-bedroom house or flat in reasonable
proximity to the John Radcliffe Hospital, Mar.--end of
June. Tel.: Oxford 220817 (day), or 510338 (evening).

Two visiting academics (from New
Zealand) and their two daughters (aged 7 and 8) seek a
house to rent, 24 Jan.--7 Feb. We are currently looking
after a house in Kirtlington while the owners are
overseas. Tel.: 01869 350150, e-mail:
Christopher.Martin@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

Australian academic couple looking to
rent or mind a small flat or house in or near central
Oxford, Dec.--June (flexible). Price around £600
p.c.m. Contact Tony Roberts. Tel.: Oxford 283325, e-mail:
anthony.roberts@materials.ox.ac.uk.

Mature Oxford graduate, professional,
responsible, non-smoking, seeks quiet flat or reasonably
independent house-sharing situation; preferably in North
Oxford, but other areas considered. David Mowat, 7 Mount
Street, Oxford OX2 6DH. Tel.: Oxford 310216, fax:
559298.

Woman university professor would like to
house-sit, care of pets, plants, etc., in Oxford or
nearby during any period between 4 and 31 Dec. Tel.:
Oxford 512747, e-mail: zmoyab@mcl.ucsb.edu.

d'Overbroeck's College invites enquiries
at any time of year from families in North Oxford who may
consider offering accommodation to our A-level students.
We offer excellent rates and are sensitive to individual
needs. Telephone Christine Cox or Sylvia Hurst for
further information. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Going away for Hilary Term? Or renting a
house or flat? Retired US academic couple will care for
your home and pay your expenses. Multiple Oxford
references. Or, furnished rental for Feb. and Mar., near
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<br /> Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 12 December<br /> - 21 January

Diary


Contents of this section:

Academic Staff
Seminars
: places should be booked in advance through
the Staff Development Office, University Offices,
Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70086;
e-mail:
admin.ox.ac.uk
).

For further information and the full list of courses, see the
HREF="http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/training/">Staff Development
Office Web site.

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Friday 12 December

BRITISH CENTRE for Durkheimian Studies study-day: `Emile
Durkheim, Le Suicide (1897): cent ans
après', Maison Française (details from
W.S.F. Pickering, Oxford 516785).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Samuel Palmer'
(special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel.
for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Sunday 14 December

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `The
Dean's choice' (until 24 February).

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Tuesday 16 December

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Camille Pissarro',
1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015,
9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Wednesday 17 December

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Equality and
diversity—academic and research staff', 9 a.m. ( HREF="#seminars">see information above).

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Friday 19 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egypt: the art of the
Amarna Period' (one of a series of in-depth talks on
Egypt), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings:
(2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Monday 22 December

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery closed (reopens 2 January).

COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 3 January).

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Tuesday 23 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A Christmas tour of the
Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for
bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Wednesday 24 December

ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY closed (reopening: Coin Room, 6
January; Main/Western Art, 4 January).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 30 December).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY (most buildings) closed (reopens 2
January) (note: some buildings closed for a longer
period; see full information in preceding pages).

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 5 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (reopen 5 January).

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Tuesday 30 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Costume in the Hope
portraits' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
£1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30
p.m.)

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Thursday 1 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (today only).

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Thursday 8 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINASR: `Lecturing skills practice for
arts', 9.30 a.m.; video playback, 2 p.m. ( HREF="#seminars">see information above).

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Friday 9 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Small group teaching', 9.30 a.m.
(see information above).

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Tuesday 13 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINARS: `Lecturing skills practice',
9.30 a.m.; `Lecturing skills practice for sciences', 2
p.m. (see information above).

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Wednesday 14 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Working together' (for
academics, administrators, and their secretaries), 9.30
a.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 15 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Tutorial teaching—arts',
9.30 a.m. (see information
above
).

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Monday 19 January

DR J. ASHTON: `On comparing religions' (Wilde Lectures:
`The religion of the apostle Paul'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR A. BORAINE: `Churches and apartheid in South
Africa' (Mansfield College Religion and Democracy
Programme), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

DR P. SLACK: `Plagues in history: the European
experience' (Green College Lectures: `Plagues'), Witts
Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 21 January

PROFESSOR K. WEIL-GARRIS BRANDT: `Seven myths about
Michelangelo' (Slade Lectures: `Michelangelo at the
millennium'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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