11 February 1999 - No 4501



<p>Oxford University Gazette,<br /> Vol. 128, No. 4501: 11 February 1999<br /></p>

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11 February 1999



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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 11 February 1999: University<br /> Acts<br />

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CONGREGATION 8 February


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 February.

Text of Special Resolution

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

JONATHAN ADAM NEWMAN, St Peter's College

ROBERT EUGENE RUDD, Linacre College

KATHERINE JANE WILLIS, St Hugh's College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL


1 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:

LINDA GRACE BUCKHAM, Careers Service

LESLIE LODGE DAVIDSON, Radcliffe Infirmary

PETER GEOFFREY RHOADES, Christ Church

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2 Register of Congregation

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

Buckham, L.G., MA status, Careers Service

Davidson, L.L., MA status, Radcliffe Infirmary

Newman, J.A., MA, St Peter's

Rhoades, P.G., MA status, Christ Church

Rudd, R.E., MA, Linacre

Willis, K.J., MA, St Hugh's

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 11 February 1999: University<br /> Agenda<br />

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CONGREGATION 15 February


Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be
approved at noon on 15 February, unless by that time the
Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more
members of Congregation under the provisions of Tit. II,
Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 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:

HENRY MICHAEL REECE, D.PHIL., Jesus College

DAME DIANA RIGG, St Catherine's College

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CONGREGATION 23 February 2
p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that
written notice of any intention to vote against, or any
proposed amendment to, the enacting part of the statute
at item 1 below, or of any intention to vote against the
preamble of the statute at item 2 below, or of any
intention to speak or to ask a question concerning the
Annual Review of the University at item 3 below, signed
in each case by at least two members of Congregation,
must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 15
February (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation
cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda', and
Decree (4) of 1 October 1998, Gazette, p.
63).


1 Voting on Statute promulgated
on 9 February

Statute: Committee for the History of Science and
Technology

(See Statute (2),
Gazette, 21 January 1999.)



2 Promulgation of Statute

Statute: Establishment of Donald Pollock
Professorship of Chemical Engineering

(For form of Statute see "../040299/agen.htm#8Ref">Gazette, 4 February 1999.)

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3 Presentation of the Annual
Review of the University

The Annual Review of the University for 1997--8
(Supplement* No. 1 to Gazette Vol. 129,
January 1999) will be presented and may be discussed.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 11 February 1999: Notices<br />

Notices


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BOARD OF MANAGEMENT FOR THE
GIBBS PRIZES

Prizes, on the foundation of Mr Charles D.D. Gibbs, will
be offered in 1999 in Modern History, Law, Politics,
Geography, Chemistry, Biochemistry and Zoology.

In addition the board of management has decided that,
in 1999, Gibbs Prizes will also be offered in the
following subjects: Classics, Earth Sciences, Engineering
Science, English Language and Literature, Materials,
Mathematics, Modern Languages, Music, Oriental Studies,
Philosophy, Physics, Physiological Sciences,
Psychological Studies and Theology. There will be an
additional Gibbs Prize for performance in Politics in the
Preliminary Examination in Politics Philosophy, and
Economics.

Candidates for prizes other than that in Law must be
members of the University who, at the time of taking the
examination or submitting the coursework on which the
prizes are awarded, have not exceeded the twelfth term
from matriculation. Candidates for the prize in Law must
be members of the University who, at the beginning of the
examination, have not exceeded their twelfth term from
matriculation, and are reading for a final Honour School.
The University has, however, now approved legislation to
enable Council to grant dispensation, on grounds of
protracted illness or other good reason, to a candidate
who has exceeded the twelfth term from his or her
matriculation.

Details of all the Gibbs Prizes are set out in full
below in alphabetical order. Candidates are not required
to make special application for Gibbs Prizes awarded on
the results of coursework and public examinations unless
instructed to do so in the individual subject
advertisement below.

Examiners may agree not to award a particular prize
in any year if it is deemed that no candidate is of
sufficient merit.

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I. Biochemistry

The prize in Biochemistry will be awarded on the combined
results of the examinations for Molecular and Cellular
Biochemistry Parts I and II in the Honour School of
Natural Science in Trinity Term 1999. The value of the
prize is £450 and the examiners have the power to
make one proxime accessit award of £250 for
meritorious work and up to three additional book prizes
of £100.

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II. Chemistry

The prize in Chemistry will be awarded on the results of
the examination for Chemistry Part I in the Honour School
of Natural Science in Trinity Term 1999. The value of the
prize is £450, and the examiners have the power to
make one proxime accessit award of £250 for
meritorious work and up to three additional book prizes
of £100.

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III. Classics

Candidates achieving a first-class result in Honour
Moderations in Classics, Classics and English, and
Ancient and Modern History who wish to undertake travel
or research may apply for prizes. Eligible candidates
should apply to the Committee for the Oldham
Scholarships, the C.E. Stevens Studentships, and the
Sunderland Fund; applications must be submitted by 12
March 1999. Enquiries should be addressed to Mrs Jennifer
Thompson, University Offices, Wellington Square
(telephone: (2)70202).

Those candidates who achieved a distinction in Latin
and/or Ancient Greek in the Preliminary Examination for
Modern Languages in 1998 (which would qualify them to
apply for a Gibbs Prize for travel and research) may
apply for consideration in 1999 and should apply to Mrs
Thompson as above.

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IV. Earth Sciences

A prize of £173 will be awarded on the basis of the
quality and distinction of the field mapping report
submitted in 1999 in the Final Honour School of Natural
Science (Geology).

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V. Engineering Science

A prize of £530 will be divided equally between each
of the members of the team submitting the best Design
Project in 1999 for Part I of the Final Honour School of
Engineering Science.

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VI. English Language and
Literature

The prizes in English Language and Literature will be as
follows. Ten prizes, of £70 each, will be awarded on
the results of Moderations in English Language and
Literature in Trinity Term 1999 (the same candidate may
be awarded the Mrs Claude Beddington Literature Prize and
a Gibbs Prize). Prizes of £100 each will be awarded
for the following papers in the examination for the
Honour School of English Language and Literature:
(a) the best optional thesis; (b) the
best extended essay in Course I, Paper 7; (c)
the best extended essay in Course I, Paper 8;
(d) the best extended essay or optional thesis
in Course II; (e) the best overall performance
in Course I of the Honour School; and (f) the
best overall performance in Course II of the Honour
School. Candidates in the Joint Schools with English are
eligible for prizes. Examiners will be asked to specify
the top performances in each of the three Joint Schools
for which prizes should be awarded.

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VII. Geography

The prize in Geography will be awarded on the results of
the examination for the Honour School of Geography in
Trinity Term 1999. The value of the prize is £450
and the examiners have the power to make one proxime
accessit award of £250 for meritorious work and up
to three additional book prizes of £100.

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VIII. Law

The prize in Law will be awarded by Special Examination,
to be held in the Examination Schools, on Monday, 4
October 1999. The value of the prize is £500 and the
examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit
award of £300 for meritorious work, and up to three
additional book prizes of £150 each. The examination
will consist of a paper on Land Law, and a paper on
Common Law (Contract and Tort). Candidates for the
special examination must send in their names on an entry
form, which may be obtained at the University Offices, to
the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square,
Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 25 June 1999.

Timetable of papers for the prize in Law

Candidates must present themselves for examination in
full academic dress, i.e. `subfusc' clothing, cap, and
gown.

Monday, 4 October. 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.: Common Law
(Contract and Tort);

2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.: Land Law.

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IX. Materials

A prize of £181 will be awarded for the best overall
performance in Materials in Parts I and II of any of the
Materials honour schools in Trinity Term 1999.

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X. Mathematics

A prize of £400 will be awarded on the results of
the examination in the Honour School of Mathematical
Sciences in Trinity Term 1999 and another prize of
£400 on the results of the examination in the Honour
School of Mathematics in Trinity Term 1999. The examiners
in the Honour School of Mathematics shall have the power
to make one proxime accessit award of £200. A prize
of £200 will be available for the best performance
in the Mathematics papers in the Honour School of
Mathematics and Philosophy in Trinity Term 1999.

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XI. Medieval and Modern
Languages

A prize of £500 will be awarded on the results of
the examination for the Honour School of Modern Languages
in Trinity Term 1999. A prize of £500 will be
awarded for the best overall performance in the Modern
Language in one of the joint Honour Schools involving
Modern Languages with another subject (i.e. Classics and
Modern Languages, English and Modern Languages, Modern
History and Modern Languages, Philosophy and Modern
Languages, European and Middle Eastern Languages) in
Trinity Term 1999. In addition two prizes, of £100
each, will be available for the two best performances in
the Preliminary Examination in Modern Languages in
Trinity Term 1999 in any of Czech (with Slovak), French,
Italian, Modern Greek, Portuguese, Linguistics. (A Gibbs
Prize is not available in the language in which the
Beddington Prize is being offered; in 1999 this is
German.)

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XII. Modern History

The prize in Modern History will be awarded on the
results of the examination for the Honour School of
Modern History and associated joint Honour Schools in
Trinity Term 1999. The Gibbs Prize is £450. The
examiners have the power to make one proxime accessit
award of £250 for meritorious work, and up to seven
additional book prizes of £100.

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XIII. Music

Prizes will be awarded, provided that there be candidates
of sufficient merit, on the results of the examination
for the Honour School of Music in Trinity Term 1999.

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XIV. Oriental Studies

Three prizes, each of £230, will be awarded on the
results of Moderations either in Oriental Studies
(Chinese) or in Oriental Studies (Japanese) in Trinity
Term 1999.

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XV. Philosophy

Gibbs Prizes in Philosophy, of up to £100 each, will
be awarded for outstanding performance in the Philosophy
papers in each of the seven joint Honour Schools
involving Philosophy (Literae Humaniores; Philosophy,
Politics, and Economics; Psychology, Philosophy, and
Physiology; Mathematics and Philosophy; Physics and
Philosophy; Philosophy and Modern Languages; and
Philosophy and Theology. The examiners shall have the
power to make proxime accesserunt awards for meritorious
work. No candidate shall be awarded both a Henry Wilde
Prize and a Gibbs Prize in the same examination.

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XVI. Physics

One or more prizes may be awarded by the examiners in
Physics in the Final Honour School of Natural Science
each year for performance in that examination, and for
outstanding work in project work or practical physics by
candidates for that examination. No special application
is required. No candidate shall be awarded both the Scott
Prize and the main Gibbs Prize for performance in the
Physics Final M.Phys. in the same examination.

Prizes available in 1999 are as follows: (i) Gibbs
Prize for Performance in the Physics Final M. Phys.
Examination (£250); (ii) Gibbs Prize for the best
use of experimental apparatus in an M.Phys. project
(£100); (iii) Gibbs Prizes for Practical Work in
Part A (up to three at £50).

A Gibbs Prize of up to £100 in value will also
be offered, provided there are candidates of sufficient
merit, for the best performance in the Physics
Department's speaking competition in 1999. The
competition will take place at 2 pm on Wednesday of fifth
week (17 February) and at 2 pm on Wednesday of sixth week
(24 February). Application must be made by 12 noon on
Wednesday of fourth week (10 February). Topics should be
physics-related and the lecture should be in an informal
style. The winner will be asked to represent the
University at the national competition organised by the
Institute of Physics, which will be held in Salford on
Tuesday, 15 April 1999. For further details about the
competition, please contact Stephen Berry, Sub-faculty
Office Secretary, Clarendon Laboratory (telephone:
(2)72227, e-mail: s.berry2@physics.ox.ac.uk.

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XVII. Physiological Sciences

A prize of £200 will be awarded on the results of
each of the following examinations: Parts I and II of the
First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine
in Hilary and Trinity Terms 1999. The examiners shall, in
each case, have the power to make one proxime accessit
award of £100 for meritorious work.

A prize of £100 will be awarded on the results
of the Preliminary Examination in Physiological Sciences
in Trinity Term 1999.

Two prizes, of £200 each, will be awarded on the
results of the examination in the Honour School of
Physiological Sciences in Trinity Term 1999. Providing
there are candidates of sufficient merit, one will be
awarded to a candidate intending to proceed to the
clinical course in medicine at Oxford; the other will be
awarded to a Physiological Sciences student not on the
Medical Register. No candidate shall receive both the
main Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine and the Gibbs
Prize.

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XVIII. Politics

The prize in Politics will be awarded on the basis of
Politics written papers only in the examination for the
Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in
Trinity Term 1999. The Gibbs Thesis Prize in Politics
will be awarded for the best Politics thesis submitted in
the examination for the Honour School of Philosophy,
Politics and Economic in Trinity Term 1999, if such a
thesis be deemed worthy of a prize. The value of each of
these prizes is £300 and the examiners have the
power in each category to make one proxime accessit award
of £150 for meritorious work.

There will also be a prize available for the Politics
written paper only in the Preliminary Examination in
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in Trinity Term 1999.
The value of the prize is £200 and the examiners
have the power to make one proxime accessit award of
£100 for meritorious work.

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XIX. Psychological Studies

A prize of £175 will be awarded on the results of
the examination in Trinity Term 1999 in the Honour School
of Experimental Psychology and another prize of £175
will be awarded on the results of the examination in
Trinity Term 1999 for the Honour School of Psychology,
Philosophy, and Physiology. The examiners shall have the
power to make up to two proxime accessit awards of
£75 each. A prize of £75 each will be awarded
for the best Research Project and the best Library
Dissertation submitted in Hilary Term 1999 in the
examination for the Honour School of Experimental
Psychology or the Honour School of Psychology,
Philosophy, and Physiology. A prize of £50 will be
awarded for the best practical portfolio in Psychology
submitted in Hilary Term 1999 in the examination for the
Honour School of Experimental Psychology or for the
Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology.
No candidate shall receive more than one Gibbs Prize in
the same examination. No candidate shall receive both the
main Martin Wronker Prize in Medicine and a Gibbs Prize
in the same examination. It shall be open to the
examiners to award to the same candidate both a Gibbs
Prize and the George Humphrey Prize.

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XX. Theology

A prize of £275 will be awarded on the results of
the examination for the Final Honour School of Theology
in Trinity Term 1999. No candidate may be awarded both
the Denyer and Johnson Prize and a Gibbs Prize in the
same examination. A prize of £275 will be awarded
for the best performance in Theology in the Honour School
of Philosophy and Theology in Trinity Term 1999. A book
prize of £200 will be awarded on the results of the
Preliminary Examination in Theology in Hilary Term 1999.

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XXI. Zoology

Details will be announced later.

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SPEAKING BY JUNIOR MEMBERS IN
CONGREGATION

Mr Vice-Chancellor has, with the agreement of Council,
approved the following arrangements for junior members to
speak in Congregation under the terms of Ch. I, Sect x
(Statutes, 1997, p. 208), which reads as
follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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GUIDELINES FOR LEAVE FOR
ACADEMIC STAFF

The General Board's regulations in respect of sabbatical
leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing obligations are
set out in Ch. VII, Sect. I

(Statutes,
1997, pp. 384–6). Provisions for other leave are set
out in the same section (pp. 382–3). The following
guidelines describe the General Board's policy and
practice in respect of applications for leave which do
not fall within the category of straightforward
sabbatical leave or dispensation, i.e. special leave.

Applications for leave to hold some public offices or
certain research awards

(a) Applications for leave to accept an
appointment in the public service of national importance
are normally granted by the General Board, provided that
the purpose of the leave can be shown to be compatible
with the academic interests of the faculty, the faculty
board lends its support to the application, and it is
clear that the individual intends to return to university
service after the period of leave. Leave for this purpose
for heads of departments or professors can, however, be
problematic, for obvious reasons.

(b) Applications to national bodies for
prestigious and competitive research awards (such as
British Academy Research Readerships and Senior Research
Fellowships, EPSRC Senior or Advanced Fellowships and
Nuffield Foundation Social Science Research Fellowships)
should be made to the General Board through the faculty
board. It is usual for such national bodies to specify
that applications should be made through the employing
institution, and in Oxford's case this involves routing
the application via the faculty board to the General
Board. The University will normally support such
applications for prestigious awards, but it is necessary
for the faculty board and the General Board to consider
carefully what replacement teaching arrangements will be
required if an application is successful.

Leave granted under (a) and (b)
does not count against sabbatical entitlement: indeed the
rules of some research awards specifically forbid this.
However, as in other cases of special leave, the period
of leave does not count as qualifying service for the
purpose of calculating future entitlement to sabbatical
leave, and sabbatical leave is not normally granted in
the period immediately preceding or following periods of
such leave, although some flexibility may be exercised in
respect of periods of special leave not exceeding one
year, especially in connection with the holding of
research awards.

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Applications for leave for other purposes

All other applications for leave are initially considered
in terms of application for sabbatical leave, until
entitlement to sabbatical leave is exhausted. In other
words, if an individual applies for leave under this
section for any term which he or she would be entitled to
take as sabbatical leave, any leave granted for that term
will be granted as sabbatical leave. Such leave may also
be granted as sabbatical leave in advance of entitlement:
in other words, sabbatical leave will be granted for a
term which the applicant would not normally be entitled
to take as sabbatical leave, and leave for the term in
question will then be deemed to be taken in a later term
(normally not more than six terms later). In this way the
leave will count against an individual's sabbatical
entitlement: taking the individual's service as a whole,
the leave will not be in addition to the standard
sabbatical entitlement. For sabbatical leave to be
granted in advance of entitlement, an academic case must
be made by the faculty board to the Appointments
Committee of the General Board.

When sabbatical leave entitlement had been
exhausted, an application has to be considered in whole
or in part as one for special leave. In such cases,
faculty boards are required, when making recommendations
to the Appointments Committee of the General Board, to
specify whether, and if so how, the grant of such leave
would be in the academic interests of the faculty. Where
there is no statement of academic interest, or this
statement is not persuasive, special leave will not be
granted.

Applications for special leave cover many kinds of
situation. One would be an unrepeatable opportunity to
pursue academic interests where the applicant is
ineligible for sabbatical leave. In such a case it would
be necessary for the faculty board to demonstrate the
academic advantage (to the University rather than to the
individual) of the individual being able to accept the
opportunity, and for an explanation to be given of why
such an opportunity could not be taken up at a later
period when the applicant would be entitled to sabbatical
leave. Another situation where special leave might be
applied for would be where there was a need for fieldwork
for a period exceeding one year, which could therefore
not be accommodated within the sabbatical provisions. In
such a case it would be expected, as usual, that as much
of the leave as possible would be taken as sabbatical or
sabbatical in advance of entitlement, and the faculty
board would again need to demonstrate the academic
advantage to the University of the application's being
granted.

Very occasionally applications are made for leave
to enable someone to accept an appointment in another
academic institution (other than a routine visiting
appointment held during sabbatical leave). In such
instances, the faculty board would need to make an
extremely convincing case as to desirability of the
individual being offered reversionary rights to his or
her university post for any application to be successful.
Factors taken into account would include all relevant
circumstances relating to the individual's role within
the faculty and the consequences for the faculty, in
terms of the refilling of the post, if leave were not to
be granted and the individual were therefore to resign.
On this latter point, it should be noted, of course, that
if leave is granted and the individual subsequently
resigns during the period of leave or at the end of it,
the uncertainty about the long-term filling of the post
will have been exacerbated. The longer the appointment in
the other institution the less likely it is that leave
will be granted; leave will not be granted save in the
most exceptional circumstances to enable someone to
decide whether to accept a permanent appointment
elsewhere.

In each of the situations outlined above,
applications are considered on their academic merits, but
it is emphasised that the nature of special leave is that
it is granted exceptionally rather than automatically.
Advice on the likelihood of success of any application
can be obtained from the Secretary of Faculties or the
secretary of the Appointments Committee of the General
Board.

The General Board takes the view that academic
staff are specifically appointed to undertake both
teaching and research, and (although the Board would
support arrangements whereby teaching in excess of a
contracted or reasonable stint was relieved) an extremely
good case needs to be made in support of an application
for special leave which would have the result of the
individual's teaching being conducted mainly or wholly by
someone else. This is a especially true given that the
sabbatical leave scheme has been preserved intact
throughout retrenchment, so providing the opportunity for
individuals to concentrate on research in one term out of
every seven. Willingness to forgo university stipend or
the ease with which funding for a replacement appointment
may be attracted will not be sufficient to guarantee in
any way the success of an application for special leave.

It is emphasised that any application for leave,
including any application for funding which might result
in the need for leave from university duties to be
granted, must be made to the General Board through the
faculty board (and head of department, in departmentally
organised faculties). In every case the academic
advantage to the institution will be the general
criterion by which applications will be considered: in
every case the General Board requires details of any
necessary substitute arrangements, including those
relating to examining and graduate supervision.

It is recognised that some offers are made to
individuals at short notice. Given the fact that all
members of the academic staff have clear obligations to
the University under the terms of their contracts,
however, no such offer should be accepted without the
explicit approval of the General Board under the
procedures set out above: for this reason any prospect of
such an offer, however indefinite, must be discussed (in
strict confidence) with Dr Whiteley, secretary to the
Appointments Committee of the General Board, at the very
earliest opportunity. Delay in bringing to the attention
of the University the possibility that an offer may be
made will mean that if applications and substitute
arrangements then have to be considered at short notice,
this might compromise the chance of leave being granted.

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Stipendiary arrangements

Leave granted under the above arrangements is normally
without university stipend, but the precise implications
for payment can vary. In some cases the leave is clearly
unpaid, such as when appointments in the public service
are held. In other cases, such as the holding of
prestigious research awards, the University is expected
to continue paying the individual, while the grant-giving
body provides support for the University to employ a
replacement: or the grant-giving body supplies a sum of
money which is equivalent to that paid by the University
under normal circumstances to the individual. Although
this is technically special leave without university
stipend, the University will continue to pay the stipend
to the individual through the payroll mechanism, being
reimbursed by the award-giving body. Special leave under
any other arrangement will mean the University will cease
to make payments of stipend and national insurance and
superannuation contributions. In general, except where
the rules of grant-giving bodies in respect of major
competitive awards specify otherwise, it is expected that
the normal result of the granting of an application for
special leave will be the release to the University of
the full salary and on-costs of the substantive
university appointment, which may be available, with the
agreement of the General Board, to the faculty board for
the making of any necessary replacement appointment. This
is particularly important given the University's practice
of advertising temporary university lecturerships, for
example, without cash-limited salary scales.

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MUSIC FACULTY


Concerts

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET will give concerts on the days
shown. Tickets, costing £8 (£6/£4) for the
concerts on 22 and 24 February, and £5 (£2.50)
for the concert on 26 February, may be obtained from the
Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door.

Mon. 22 Feb., 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room:
Haydn, Quartet in D major, op. 20, no. 4; John Cooney,
Chasing Shadows; Beethoven, Quartet in B
flat major, op. 130 (with the Grose Fuge finale).

Wed. 24 Feb., 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room:
Mozart, Quartet in C major, K.465; Tippett, Third
Quartet; Schubert, Quartet in A minor, D.804.

Fri. 26 Feb., 1 p.m., the chapel, Exeter
College
: Haydn, Quartet in B flat major, op. 71,
no. 1; Mendelssohn, Octet in flat major, op. 20 (with
students from the Faculty of Music).

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY
TELECOMMUNICATIONS NEWSLETTER

Newsletter no.42


1. Monthly Billing

We are preparing systems which will enable our invoices
to be sent out monthly, rather than quarterly. We hope
this will give departments and colleges a more timely
indication of telecomms costs and make it easier for them
to budget. We expect to be able to move to monthly
billing in the next academic year.

We would welcome comments from colleges and departments
on this development. We anticipate it will be useful to
most OUTN customers but we would like to know if
customers have good reasons for either welcoming or not
welcoming this proposed change.

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2. ACC Student Telephone
Service

By the beginning of Trinity term it is expected that
there will be over 2,000 student telephone lines working
on the ACC service in 14 colleges, with many hundreds
more planned for Michaelmas term.

If colleges are yet unsure about how to proceed and have
not agreed a contract with ACC, they are invited to
contact either the Telecommunications Manager (extension
70707) or Jill Smyth of ACC on 0181-400 4874 for further
details.

If college rooms have not yet been wired for telephones,
Colin Willoughby (extension 80731) may be contacted for
advice on how to proceed.

Colleges should note that there is a large amount of
engineering work necessary to provide sufficient capacity
in the University's telecommunications network for the
provision of student telephones. We therefore cannot
guarantee to be able to serve any requests for service in
Michaelmas Term for colleges which have not signed
contracts with ACC by the end of April so colleges should
consider now the benefits of providing telephones for
their students.

They should also note that after careful consideration
the University has made an agreement for ACC to have
exclusive access to the University telecomms network for
the supply of student telephone services. It will
therefore not be possible for colleges to use other
suppliers' services and have those phones connected to
the University network.

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3. Voice Mail

There now 1,748 registered users of voice mail.

Staff should be encouraged to use this facility as a
means of answering calls when they are away from their
office or otherwise unable to answer the telephone.

However, they must also be aware of the need to listen
and respond to messages in their mail boxes if the
service is not to fall into disrepute.

Full details of how to register and use the service are
in the internal telephone directory and on the Telecomms
Web site, http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/telecom/.

The service is free of charge and available to all
members of staff with personal OUTN extensions.

The mail server also allows the creation of customised
`Auto-attendants'. One of these was used last year to
handle the peak load of enquiries from students about
exam results. Callers were played a recording which
stated which exam results were available and then offered
the opportunity of speaking to the Examinations School
staff. This reduced the numbers of calls from students
whose results were not yet available and enabled staff to
give a better service to callers whose results had been
released.

Colleges or departments should contact Ian Everett
(extension 70707) if they wish to consider using an
auto-attendant.

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4. Staffing News

Shaun Gartmeyer is about to leave us to do a world tour.
We wish him well and will try not to be too envious of
him on this adventure.

We will shortly welcome back as an enquiry point operator
David Hunt, who left some years ago to get a degree and
is now wanting to return to Oxford. His experience of
OUTN will be invaluable.

We are also pleased that Shelly Burgess, after nine
months with us, has become a permanent, rather than
temporary, member of staff.

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5. Contact Information

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

Voice Mail—Access or registration from own
phone
: 00

Voice Mail—Access from another OUTN
extension
: 01

Voice Mail—Access from a non OUTN
phone
: Oxford 280001

Voice Mail Help Line: 02

Telephone Accounts: 70706 (Brian Wallis)

Call logger reports: 70714

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)

Fax: 70708

E-mail: telecommunications@admin.ox.ac.uk

Web site: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/telecom/

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 11 February 1999: Lectures<br />

Lectures


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INAUGURAL LECTURES


Peter Moores Professor of
Management Studies

PROFESSOR COLIN MAYER will deliver his inaugural lecture
at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 February, in the Examination
Schools. The Vice-Chancellor will be present, and the
lecture will be followed by a reception at the Schools
(telephone for further information: (2)88654).

Subject: `Firm control.'

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Professor of Numerical Analysis

PROFESSOR L.N. TREFETHEN will deliver his inaugural
lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 April, in the Examination
Schools. The Vice-Chancellor will be present.

Subject: `Scientific computing: the finite,
the infinite, and the future.'

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HENSLEY HENSON LECTURES
1998–9

The unorthodox Karl Barth

PROFESSOR DR A.I.C. HERON, Professor of Reformed
Theology, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, will
deliver the Hensley Henson Lectures at 5 p.m. on the
following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 1 Mar.: `Alarms, negations, and
surprises.'

Thur. 4 Mar.: `To talk to God...'

Mon. 8 Mar.: `Creation, preservation and all
the blessings...'

Thur. 11 Mar.: `The grammar of
reconciliation.'

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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE
SEPTUAGINT

The Septuagint at the dawn of the third millennium

PROFESSOR EUGENE ULRICH, John A. O'Brien Professor of
Hebrew Scriptures, University of Notre Dame, will deliver
the first series of his Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on
the following days in the Examination Schools. Each
lecture will be followed by discussion.

Wed. 3 Mar.: `The origins and nature of the
Septuagint.'

Thur. 4 Mar.: `The Septuagint in the Dead
Sea Scrolls.'

Fri. 5 Mar.: `The Septuagint translation of
Isaiah.'

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SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL
STUDIES

Theory of primitive Christian religion (II)

PROFESSOR DR GERD THEISSEN, Professor of New Testament
Theology, University of Heidelberg, will deliver his
second series of Speaker's Lectures at 5 p.m. on the
following days in the Examination Schools.

The ritual sign language of primitive Christian
religion

Tue. 23 Feb.: `The origin of the
primitive Christian sacraments from symbolic
actions.'

Wed. 24 Feb.: `The sacrificial
interpretation of the death of Jesus and the end of
sacrifice.'


The autonomy of primitive Christian religion

Thur. 25 Feb.: `Primitive Christian
religion develops an autonomous sign world.'

Mon. 1 Mar.: `The Gospel of John: the
autonomy of the Christian sign world is brought to
consciousness.'

Tue. 2 Mar.: `Primitive Christianity.'


Summary and final considerations

Wed. 3 Mar.: `The construction and
plausibility of the primitive Christian religion.'

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J.W. JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

DR D. SOLTER, Max-Planck Institute of Immunobiology,
Freiburg, will deliver a Jenkinson Lecture at 5 p.m. on
Monday, 15 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the
Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for
admission.

Subject: `Maternal messages—how to read
them, and what do they tell?'

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CHARLES SIMONYI LECTURE ON THE
PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE

PROFESSOR DANIEL DENNETT, Tufts University, will deliver
a Charles Simonyi Lecture at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 17
February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of
Zoology.

Subject: `The evolution of culture.'

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ZAHAROFF LECTURE

JACQUELINE CERQUIGLINI-TOULET, Université de
Paris–Sorbonne, will deliver a Zaharoff Lecture at 5
p.m. on Thursday, 25 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `L'écriture testamentaire
à la fin du Moyen Age: identité,
dispersion, trace.'

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SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE ON
ECONOMIC HISTORY

PROFESSOR P. TEMIN, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, will deliver the Sir John Hicks
Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 March, in the Examination
Schools.

Subject: `A new view of the golden age of
economic growth.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neuroscience Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on
Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe
Infirmary.

DR A. BRONSTEIN, Institute of Neurology

23 Apr.: `The assessment of nystagmus and
oscillopsia.'

DR M. BRADA, Royal Marsden Hospital

11 June: `What's new in the treatment of malignant
brain tumours.'

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University Department of Clinical Pharmacology

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays
in the Cairns Seminar Suite, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR V.A. VAIDYA, Yale

22 Feb.: `The role of brain-derived
neurotrophic factor in the actions of stress and
antidepressant treatments.'

DR S. FLETCHER, Birmingham

1 Mar.: `Characterisation of the
enigmatic 5-HT3 receptor.'

DR B. KOCSIS, Harvard

15 Mar.: `Brainstem mechanisms of the
control of hippocampal activity.'

PROFESSOR G.W. ARBUTHNOTT, Edinburgh

22 Mar.: `Dopamine and learning.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE,
PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

DR S.J. FOSTER, Sheffield, will give the following
additional seminar at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in
the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of
Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil.,
Professor of Pathology.

Subject: `Coping with life's stresses:
response mechanisms in the pathogen Staphylococcus
aureus
.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Sub-faculty seminar: Audiences ancient and modern

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on
Thursdays in Lecture Room 2, Staircase 18, Oriel College
(Island Site).

Convener: C.S. Kraus, MA, University Lecturer
(CUF) in Classical Languages.

PROFESSOR O. TAPLIN

11 Feb.: ` "No text can give us
straightforward information about its production and
reception" (Don Fowler). Discuss with special
reference to Homer and/or Hesiod.'

T. ROOD

18 Feb.
: `Audiences in Xenophon (and earlier
historians).'

L. MORGAN

25 Feb.: `Some audiences in Virgil.'

C. BURNAND

4 Mar.: `Talking to the audience:
rhetorical strategies in Cicero's
Philippics.'

R. KASTER, Princeton

11 Mar.
: `Controlling reason: declamation in
rhetorical education at Rome.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

DR J. GLOMSKI, Warburg Institute, University of London,
will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 February, in the
Old Library, Hertford College.

Convener: G.C. Stone, MA, University Lecturer
in non-Russian Slavonic Languages.

Subject: `Scholarship and patronage at Cracow
1510–30.'


PROFESSOR DARKO SUVIN, Professor of English and
Comparative Literature, McGill University, will lecture
at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 February, in the Taylor
Institution.

Convener: T.M. Kuhn, MA, D.Phil., Faculty
Lecturer in German.

Subject: `Kafka and the "Open
Parable"? Raising the lion paw of narrative in the
face of doctrine.'


Contemporary Italian writers and critics

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the
days shown in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: M.L. McLaughlin, MA, D. Phil.,
University Lecturer in Italian, and

D. Zancani (Dott. Lett.), Faculty Lecturer in Italian.

MARCO BELPOLITI, novelist, critic, editor of Primo Levi's
collected works

19 Feb.: `Lettura di Se questo e'
un uomo
di Primo Levi.'

PROFESSOR P.V. MENGALDO, Padua

26 Feb.: `Montale critico di Verdi.'

FRANCESCA SANVITALE, novelist and critic

2 Mar.: Reading and discussion of her
recent novels.

PROFESSOR G.L. BECCARIA, Turin

5 Mar.: `Poesia italiana del Novecento:
Giorgio Caproni.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Pharmacology and anatomical neuropharmacology
seminars (amended notice)

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on
Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of
Pharmacology.

This notice replaces that published in the
Gazette of 21 January. Dr Gary Willars will
now speak in place of Professor Nahorski on 23
February.

PROFESSOR S.G. HAWORTH, University College, London

16 Feb.: `Pulmonary vascular remodelling
in the developing lung.'

DR G. WILLARS, Leicester

23 Feb.: `Acute regulation of
phospholipase C-coupled receptors: lessons from the
gonadotrophin-releasing hormone receptor.'

DR KENICHI KATO

2 Mar.: `Effects of endothelin-1 in the
vasculature.' (Provisional title)

DR R. ROBERTSON, Imperial College, London

9 Mar.: `Voltage-gated K channels: from
subtypes to synapses.'

PROFESSOR A. GURNEY, Strathclyde

16 Mar.: `Potassium channels in the
pulmonary circulation: modulation by hypoxia.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on
Fridays in the Seminar Room, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Conveners: A. Ljungqvist (Said Business
School), Hyun Shin (Economics), and P. Willmott
(Mathematics).

Enquiries should be directed to Elaine Durham, Said
Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE
(telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail:
elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

F. EDWARDS, Columbia Business School


12 Feb.: `Hedge funds: implications of
the LTCM collapse.'

L. GERMAIN, London Business School

19 Feb.: `The speed of learning in
financial markets.'

R.D. HUANG, Vanderbilt

26 Feb.: `Tick size, bid–ask
spread, and market structure.'

A. FAURE-GRIMAUD, LSE

5 Mar.: to be announced.

J. DEWYNNE

12 Mar.: `Volatility, implied
volatility, and volatility surfaces.'

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P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting 1999

PROFESSOR N. BRUNSSON, City of Stockholm Professor of
Public Management, Stockholm School of Economics, will
lecture on the organisational functions of accounting on
Wednesday, 17 March (9 a.m. and 2 p.m.), and Thursday, 18
March (9 a.m.), in Lecture Theatre 1, St Anne's College.
Further information may be obtained from Deborah Lisburne
at the Said Business School (telephone: 228521, e-mail:
Deborah.Lisburne@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Accounting, rationality, and
organisational reform.'

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DELEGACY FOR MILITARY
INSTRUCTION

AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RICHARD JOHNS, Chief of the Air
Staff, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 February, in
the Examination Schools. All interested members of the
University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Air power.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES


Programme in Comparative Media
Law and Policy

Reactions to the global, media shifts and policy
responses

The following seminars, arranged in conjunction with the
Reuter Foundation Programme, will be held at 5 p.m. on
Fridays in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green
College.

N. SAKR, Centre for Media Freedom—Middle East and
North
Africa

12 Feb.: `Middle East and North African
policy responses to global media shifts.'

R. BRUCE, Debevoise and Plimpton, London

19 Feb.: `Global media regulation.'

M. BOOTH, BSkyB

26 Feb.: `Global competition in TV news:
CNN, BBC, and Sky.'

I. RITCHIE, Executive Director, MBC, London

5 Mar.: `Global television: MBC, an
Arabic language global TV satellite service.'

R. STEWART, WorldSpace UK, London

12 Mar.: `Global radio: the case of
WorldSpace.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY
OF MEDICINE

History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases

The following workshops will be held at 1 p.m. on
Tuesdays in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Dr Maureen Malowany, Dr Michael
Jennings, and Dr Mary Dobson. Further details may be
obtained from Dr Malowany (telephone: Oxford (2)74615, e-
mail: maureen.malowany@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk).

16 Feb.: Medical missionaries in the tropics

Chair and guest speaker: PROFESSOR ANNE
DIGBY, Oxford Brookes University.


2 Mar.: Scientists in tropical laboratories

Chair: PROFESSOR NANCY LEYS STEPAN,
Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine.

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

African Studies Seminar: ethnicity and identity in
southern Africa

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on
Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's
College.

M. VAUGHAN

11 Feb.: `Slavery and colonial identity
in Mauritius.'

S. PARNELL, Cape Town

18 Feb.: `Categories of difference:
poverty, race, and urban change in South Africa.'

S. JEPPIE, Cape Town

25 Feb.: `Place and identity: the
constitution of Islamic identity in the modern
Western Cape.'

P. LA HASSE, Cambridge

4 Mar.: `The making of Zulu
identity.'

D. JAMES, LSE

11 Mar.: `Reclaiming a lost land in the
new South Africa: discourses of Christianity, custom,
and development.'

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African Studies: lunchtime discussions

The following meetings will be held at 1 p.m. on
Thursdays in St Antony's College.

A discussion on `Identity and ethnicity' will be held on
11 March.

C. BOTHA, Namibia

18 Feb.: `Development in Damaraland,
colonial Namibia.'

S. MHLABA, Zimbabwe

25 Feb.: `Gender and higher education in
colonial Zimbabwe.'

E. AKYEAMPONG

4 Mar.
: `An eco-social history of south-eastern
Ghana.'

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Asian Studies Centre

After two decades of reform: China in Asia and beyond

This two-day conference will be held on Friday, 26
February (from 9.15 a.m.), and Saturday, 27 February, in
the Buttery, St Antony's College.

Friday, 26 February

DR S. TSANG

9.40 a.m.: opening.

J. KNIGHT and L. SONG

9.45 a.m.: `Migration and labour market
reform in China.'

P. NOLAN,, Cambridge

11 a.m.: `New developments in China's
economic reform.'

P. FERDINAND, Warwick

12 noon: `China's reform in comparative
perspectives.'

U. DADUSH, World Bank

2 p.m.: `The Asian financial crisis: the
roles of China and Japan.'

ZHICHAO ZHANG

3.15 p.m.: `China's foreign exchange
reform: lessons for Asia.'

ZHAOHUI CHEN, IMF

4.15 p.m.: `Financial issues in
China.'

G. MATTSON

5.15 p.m.: `Intellectual property
rights: a comparative study of China and some other
Asian countries.'


Saturday, 27 February

WEI ZHANG

9 a.m.: `Foreign direct investment in
China: the Asian contribution.'

A. HUSSAIN, LSE

9.45 a.m.: `Social security in China in
retrospect and prospect.'

E. CROLL, SOAS, London

11 a.m.: `The changing fate of women in
China during the reform.'

M. MEISNER, Wisconsin

12 noon: `Social aspects of China's
economic reform.'

J. HOWELL, East Anglia

2 p.m.: `Political aspects of China's
economic reforms.'

J. FEWSMITH, Boston

3.15 p.m.: `Jian Zemin's road to
power.'

MOBO GAO, Tasmania, Australia

4.15 p.m.: `Village politics in China:
the case of Gao village.'

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ACTION GROUP AT OXFORD ON
TEACHING AND LEARNING ENHANCED BY NEW TECHNOLOGY
(OxTALENT)

Design and development of multimedia and the Web for
teaching and learning

PROFESSOR DIANA LAURILLARD will lecture at 3 p.m. on
Tuesday, 9 March, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the
Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: ` "Academics like to
fiddle": design tools for academics to create
teaching through multimedia.'


`Show and Tell' morning

A `Show and Tell' morning will be held on Thursday, 18
March, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m., in Lecture Room A, the
Computing Services. Those involved in using the Web to
enhance teaching and learning are invited to submit
entries for demonstration on the day.

The message must be sent to: oxtalent@oucs.ox.ac.uk, with
subject
`OxT S&T'99 entry', and must contain: the URL of the
Web site(s); a paragraph describing each entry; the
name(s) of the person(s) who created the site; and the
name(s) of the presenter(s) at the `Show and Tell' event.
The submission deadline is noon on Friday, 26
February.

Information on OxTalent's events can be found at
http://info.ox.ac.uk/oxtalent/.

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR DENYS TURNER, Birmingham, will lecture at 8.30
p.m. on Thursday, 18 February, in the Kidd Room, Christ
Church. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members
are welcome.

Subject: `Why was Marguerite Porete burned?'

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 11 February 1999: Grants and Funding<br />

Grants and Research Funding


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ZAHAROFF TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIPS

The Curators of the Taylor Institution have made available a
Zaharoff Travelling Scholarship, of value up to £12,000, for
the 1999–2000 academic year. Applicants must already be
registered as graduate students under the aegis of the Board of
the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, and must continue
to hold that status during the tenure of the scholarship. The
award is for one year, and intended primarily for those entering
their second or third years of graduate study who have been
unable to secure sufficient funds from other sources. It could
provide for both maintenance and fees.

The scholarship is offered for study in France, and applicants
will be expected to spend a substantial part of the year in
France. The value of the award will reflect this requirement.
Applications should consist of a research proposal of not more
than four sides of A4, indicating the academic objectives,
outline proposals for study in France, and an indication of how
the proposal fits into the overall work being done for the
degree. They should also include the applicant's name and
college, and the name and college of his/her supervisor and one
further academic referee, together with a statement of the
applicant's financial position, including details of any other
awards applied for or held. Applications should be submitted to
the Graduate Studies Assistant, Modern Languages Administration,
37 Wellington Square, by Friday, 12 March (eighth week). Short-
listed applicants will be summoned for interview during Trinity
Term.

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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 11 February 1999: Examinations and Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards


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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF PHYSICAL
SCIENCES

The Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences has conferred the
title of University Research Lecturer on DR S.L. DUDAREV, Senior
Research Fellow of Linacre College, and BNFL Research Fellow
in the Department of Materials.

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1999

Preliminary Examinations

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

Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: DR P.
GRIFFITHS, MA status (address: Computing Services)

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Honour Moderations

Biological Sciences: DR H.C. BENNET-CLARK, MA,
D.PHIL., Fellow of St Catherine's (address: Department of
Zoology)

Classics and English: THE REVD R.C. SMAIL, MA,
Fellow of Brasenose

Corrigendum

Music: DR M.J. BURDEN, MA, Fellow of New College

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Honour Schools

Human Sciences: PROFESSOR M.E.S. DAWKINS, MA,
D.PHIL., Fellow of Somerville

Philosophy and Modern Languages: PROFESSOR R.J.
PARISH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Catherine's

Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: MR M.J.
INWOOD, MA, Fellow of Trinity

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Master of Philosophy

English Studies Courses (vi), (vii), and (viii): DR
N.G. SHRIMPTON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

Greek and/or Roman History: DR S.R.F. PRICE, MA,
D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

Music: DR J.A. CALDWELL, B.MUS, MA, D.PHIL., Keble
(address: Music Faculty)

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Master of Science

Corrigendum

Politics Research: DR N. BOWLES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow
of St Anne's

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Master of Studies

Classical Armenian Studies: PROFESSOR R.W. THOMSON,
MA, Fellow of Pembroke (address: Oriental Institute)

Classical Hebrew Studies: PROFESSOR H.G.M.
WILLIAMSON, DD, Student of Christ Church (address: Oriental
Institute)

English Local History: DR K. TILLER, MA, Fellow of
Kellogg (address: Department for Continuing Education)

Greek and/or Roman History: DR S.R.F. PRICE, MA,
D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

Historical Research: PROFESSOR J.M. BROWN, MA,
D.PHIL., Fellow of Balliol (address: Modern History Faculty)

Historical Research (Medieval History): PROFESSOR
R.R. DAVIES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of All Souls

Modern History: MR L.N. GOLDMAN, MA, Fellow of St
Peter's

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Corrigendum

Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature: DR
L.P.E. EDWARDS, MA, Fellow of St Hugh's

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LETTERS

The Board of the Faculty of Music has granted leave to
R. PASCALL, Keble, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Letters.

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

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DEGREE OF MASTER OF SURGERY

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to
J.M. LATHAM, Hertford, to supplicate for the
Degree of Master of Surgery.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `Mechanical
and histological changes in lumbar motion segments following
surgery'.

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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:

Anthropology and Geography

R.F.W. ELGOOD, Linacre: `A study of the origin, evolution, and role
in society of a group of chiselled steel Hindu arms and armour from
southern India c. ad 1400–1865'.

Ashmolean Museum, Friday, 19 February, 11.30 a.m.


Examiners: J.W. Allan, J. Marr.

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Biological Sciences

A. FREEMAN, Linacre: `Butterflies as signal receivers'.

Department of Zoology, Friday, 12 February, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: F. Vollrath, I. Cuthill.

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Clinical Medicine

D. HOOK, St Catherine's: `Protection of enzymes by the molecular
chaperone a-crystallin'.

Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Radcliffe Infirmary, Friday, 26
February, 11 a.m.


Examiners: P. Randle, C. Slingsby.

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English Language and Literature

S. CHATTARJI, Wolfson: `"Memories of a lost war": a study
of American poetic responses to the Vietnam War'.

Magdalen, Friday, 12 February, 2 p.m.


Examiners: J.M. Fenton, R. Gray.

T.B. HUNTLEY, St Hilda's: `Mesmerism and women in late Victorian
fiction (with particular emphasis on the femme fatale)
1885–1905'.

St Cross Building, Monday, 1 March, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: P.J. Thompson, J.B. Taylor.

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Law

D.T. LAMETTI, Exeter: `The deon–telos of private
property: ethical aspects of the theory and practice of private
property'.

Brasenose, Wednesday, 24 February, 11.15 a.m.


Examiners: B.A. Rudden, J. Penner.

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Literae Humaniores

J. CHIN, Wolfson: `Ethical judgement and ethical authority'.

St Anne's, Monday, 15 February, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: R.S. Crisp, D.A. McNaughton.

A. MARKANTONATOS, St Cross: `Tragic narrative. A narratological study
of Sophocles' Oedipus at Colonnus'.

Examination Schools, Friday, 12 February, 11 a.m.


Examiners: D.P. Fowler, N.J. Lowe.

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Mathematical Sciences

C. VALERO, St Catherine's: `On the geometry and topology of
hyperbolic variational symbols'.

Mathematical Institute, Friday, 12 March, 2 p.m.


Examiners: N.J. Hitchin, J.J. Duistermaat.

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Modern History

F. NICKS, St Hilda's: `The reign of Anastasius I, 491–518'.

Keble, Tuesday, 2 March, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: A.M. Cameron, P. Heather.

C. WALKER, Balliol: `An edition with introduction and commentary of
John Blount's English translation of Nicholas Upton's De Studio
Militari
[Bod. MS Eng.Mis.D]'.

Examination Schools, Friday, 26 February, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: J.I. Catto, P. Dickinson.

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Oriental Studies

B.J. COOK, St Antony's: `Egyptian higher education: inconsistent
cognitions'.

Middle East Centre, St Antony's, Thursday, 11 March, 11.30 a.m.


Examiners: M. Byram, P.J. Robins.

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Physical Sciences

R. BETTLEY, Linacre: `Middle Ordovician chronostratigraphy of the
Anglo-Welsh area; establishing a global standard'.

Department of Earth Sciences, Friday, 26 February, 2 p.m.


Examiners: S.P. Hesselbo, P.J. Brenchley.

G. GARCIA DE POLAVIEJA, University: `Geometric phase and angle for
noncyclic adiabatic change, revivals and measures of quantal
instability'.

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Monday, 19 April, 2.15
p.m.


Examiners: D.E. Manolopoulos, M.V. Berry.

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Physiological Sciences

B.K. HOSKINS, Magdalen: `Skeletal muscle contraction: time-resolved
X-ray diffraction and mechanical studies'.

New College, Wednesday, 24 February, 2 p.m.


Examiners: D.J. Miller, T. Powell.

A. WOODS, Wolfson: `An investigation into the serological
heterogeneity of rat IgD'.

Department of Biochemistry, Friday, 19 February, 1 p.m.


Examiners: R. Jefferis, F.M. Platt.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF
LETTERS

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

Law

S. SHEPPARD, University: `Legal perfectionism and American law'.

Examination Schools, Friday, 19 February, 2 p.m.


Examiners: T.A.O. Endicott, R.S. Allan.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 11 February 1999: Colleges<br />

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


Contents of this section:

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OBITUARIES


Green College

DR ROBERT MARSHALL, 29 December 1998; Founding Fellow
1979, Emeritus Fellow 1982.

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St Hugh's College

JOAN MARY LINFORD BAYLEY (née Greaves),
10 November 1998; commoner 1935–8. Aged 84.

MARGARET ROSE BUCKLEY, 6 November 1998; commoner
1951–4. Aged 65.

VALERIE JOAN PITT, B.LITT., 4 January 1999; scholar
1943–50; Fellow, Newnham College, Cambridge,
1953–8; Member, General Synod, 1965–99;
successively Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Principal
Lecturer, Head of the School of Humanities, Professor,
and Emeritus Professor, Woolwich/Thames
Polytechnic/University of Greenwich. Aged 73.

RUTH PYEMONT (née Johnson), 31 January
1999; commoner 1927–30. Aged 90.

KATHLEEN GRACE SPALDING (née
Paterson), 19 January 1999; commoner 1918–21. Aged
99.

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MEMORIAL REQUIEM MASS


St Benet's Hall

Corrigendum

A Memorial Requiem Mass for DOM PHILIP HOLDSWORTH, Master
1980–8, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 13
February, in St Benet's Hall.

This notice replaces that published in the
Gazette of 4 February (p. 713), which
incorrectly stated that the Requiem Mass would take place
on 20 February.

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ELECTION OF PROCTOR


Wadham College

A meeting will be held at 1.50 p.m. on Wednesday, 10
March, in the Senior Common Room, Wadham College, for the
purpose of electing a Proctor for the proctorial year
2000–1.

All members of Wadham College entitled under the
university statute to vote (Tit. IX, Sect. VI, cl.
Statutes, 1997, p. 71), are hereby
invited to attend.

1 February 1999                              J.S. Flemming
                                                    Warden

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ELECTION OF ASSESSOR


St Peter's College

A meeting will be held at 1.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 10
March, in the Theberge Room, St Peter's College, for the
purpose of electing an Assessor for the proctorial year
2000–1.

All members of St Peter's College entitled under the
university statute to vote (Tit. IX, Sect. VI, cl.
Statutes, 1997, p. 71) are hereby
invited to attend.


2 February 1999                                John Barron
                                                    Master

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ELECTIONS


Corpus Christi College

Junior Research Fellowship in History

To the Humfry Payne Senior Research Fellowship in
Classical Art and Archaeology:

JOHN RICHARD ELSNER
(BA, PH.D. Cambridge, MA London), Reader in the History
of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, London University

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Corpus Christi College and
Corpus Christi College, Cambridge

Joint Fellowship in History

To the P.S. Allen Junior Research Fellowship in
History (with effect from 1 October 1999):
DAVID
JAMES STONE (BA, PH.D. Cambridge)

By agreement between the colleges, Corpus Christi
College, Cambridge, has resolved to elect Dr Stone to a
Research Fellowship in History with effect from 1 October
2001.

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NOTICES


Balliol College


Six-hour Stipendiary Lecturership in
Classics

Balliol College proposes, if a suitable candidate applies, to appoint
a six-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Classics for Michaelmas Term 1999
and Hilary Term 2000. The primary requisite will be teaching for
Greek options in Literary Greats.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae. They
should give the names of two referees whom they should ask to write
directly to the Senior Tutor. Applications and references must reach
the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by Saturday, 20
February.
Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Brasenose College


Tutorial Fellowship in Modern History

Applications are invited for the above post, to commence on 1 October
1999, or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment is tenable
in conjunction with a University Lecturership (CUF). The combined
college and university salary will be according to age, on a scale up
to £37,113 per annum. Additional college allowances are
available.
The successful applicant will be required to make a major
contribution to teaching in the field of later modern British
History, with a clear commitment to teaching American History.
Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary
(telephone: Oxford (2)77823, fax: (2)77822,
e-mail: college.office@bnc.ox.ac.uk). Applications should be sent to
the Senior Tutor, Brasenose College, Oxford
OX1 4AJ, with details of career and publications, and
the names and addresses of three referees, not later than Friday, 12
March. Applicants should ask their referees
to write to the Senior Tutor by the same date, without
request from the college.

Brasenose College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Exeter College


Monsanto Senior Research Fellowship

Exeter College proposes to elect to a Monsanto Fellowship in
Molecular or Cellular Biology/Physiology or in Biochemistry, to be
held from 1 October 1999 or as soon as possible thereafter. The
fellowship is tenable for three years in the first instance, and is
renewable for a further period of two years only. It is open equally
to men and women.

The fellow will be required to undertake research in a relevant
department of the University, and laboratory space will be provided
in a department of the University.

The annual stipend of the fellow will be on a scale within the
range of £13,895 (at age twenty-four)–£16,655 (at age
twenty-seven) to £22,726 (at age thirty-four and over) (subject
to review), but will be subject to adjustment in the light of any
other emoluments received by the fellow. The fellow will be entitled
to free meals (lunch and dinner) at the common table and, if
unmarried, to rooms in college.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Academic
Administrator, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (telephone: Oxford
(2)79660, fax: (2)79630), and applications must be received by 12
March.

Exeter College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Hertford College


College Lecturership in Modern French
Literature

Hertford College hopes to appoint a part-time Lecturer to teach
Modern French Literature for eight hours per week in term-time,
starting October 1999. The salary will be £9,877 per annum
(1998–9 rate), plus USS where appropriate. Enquiries should be
addressed to the College Secretary, Hertford College, Oxford OX1 3BW
(telephone: Oxford (2)79423), before the closing date of 5 March.

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Appointment of Junior Dean

Hertford College proposes to appoint a Junior Dean for a period of
one year from 15 September 1999, with the possibility of renewal for
a second year. The Junior Dean will be required to live in college,
free of charge, and will also be entitled to lunch free of charge in
the senior common room and to one free dinner a week at high table
(more, should this prove necessary). There will also be a stipend of
£850 per annum, additional to any other income which the
appointee may receive. The appointee will be eligible for a modest
entertainment allowance. The Junior Dean will assist the Dean and
other college officers in the smooth-running of the college.

Applications are limited to graduate members of the University,
and should be sent to the College Secretary, Hertford College, Oxford
OX1 3BW, by 26 April. Applications should include a full
curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, and telephone
numbers of two referees. If the applicant's supervisor is not one of
these, her or his consent to the application must be obtained.

Further particulars can be obtained from the College Secretary.

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Jesus College


Alun Hughes Graduate Scholarship

Jesus College proposes to award one prestigious scholarship for
postgraduate study and research in the languages and/or cultures of
Polynesia or Micronesia. The scholarship is restricted to candidates
who have been accepted by the University to commence their studies
towards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy with effect from October
1999.

The college will cover a maintenance allowance for a single person
equivalent to an AHRB or ESRC award, university fees at the home and
EU postgraduate student rate, and college fees. Grants will be
available for travel, books, and research costs.

For an application form please contact the Tutor for Graduates,
Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (telephone: Oxford (2)79723, fax:
(2)79769, e-mail: tutor.for.graduates@ jesus.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is Friday, 14 May. Short-listed
candidates will be interviewed at the end of May.

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Keble College


Graduate Scholarships

Keble College proposes to elect six graduate scholars to come into
residence in October 1999. The scholarships will be awarded solely on
the grounds of academic merit, and continuing tenure will be subject
to satisfactory
supervisor's reports.

Two Keble College Open Scholarships are offered
to research students without restriction as to subject and to those
reading for the second BM. The scholarships are to the value of the
college fee, and tenable from 1 October 1999 for two years, being
coterminous with the college fee liability.

The Yamanouchi Scholarship will be available to
research students in Medical Cell Biology. The scholarship is to the
value of the college fee, and tenable from 1 October 1999 for up to
three years, being coterminous with the
college fee liability.

The Ian Palmer Scholarship in Information
Technology
will be available to research students in
Computer Science or related areas concerning the practical uses of
computer systems. The scholarship is to the value of the college fee,
and tenable from 1 October 1999 for up to three years, being
coterminous with the college fee liability.

The Gwynne-Jones Graduate Scholarship is
available for candidates from Sierra Leone or from among the
Yoruba-speaking inhabitants of Nigeria who have been admitted to read
for a postgraduate degree at the University. The value of the
scholarship is £4,000 per annum, and is tenable for up to three
years, being coterminous with fee
liability.

The Water Newton Graduate Scholarship is worth up
to £8,000 per annum and is tenable for between one and three
years and coterminous with fee liability. Candidates for the
scholarship must (a) be able to show clear evidence of
desire for ordination in the Church of England or a church in
communion therewith; and (b) be intending to study for a
postgraduate degree in any faculty in the University, or (c)
be presently registered for a postgraduate degree in the University.
Candidates will also need to show evidence of the level and source of
their present or projected funding. They may also wish to submit
details of other relevant financial circumstances which might affect
the scale of the award. If a successful candidate is presently
engaged in postgraduate work in Oxford, a decision will be reached
and the candidate notified soon after the interview. If a successful
candidate is also applying for a research council award, formal
notice of a Keble award will be held over until after the
funding bodies' decisions in July/August.

Application forms for all these scholarships are available from
the College Secretary, Keble College, Oxford OX1
3PG (e-mail: college.office@keb.ox.ac.uk). Please indicate clearly
for which scholarship you wish to apply. The closing dates vary
according to the scholarship applied for. Applications for the
scholarships should be received by Monday, 8 March, except for the
Gwynne-Jones Scholarship which should be received by 1 June.

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Magdalen College


Tutorial Fellowship in English

Magdalen College proposes to elect, with effect from 1 October 1999,
a Fellow and Tutor in English, with special interest in English
Renaissance literature. The fellowship is tenable with a
non-stipendiary University Lecturership (CUF), which, it is expected,
will be converted in due course into a stipendiary university post.

The combined salary will be according to age on a scale up to
£37,113 per annum. Additional college allowances are available.
Application forms and further information can be
obtained from the College Secretary, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU
(telephone: Oxford (2)76113, fax: (2)76094, e-mail:
college.secretary@magd.ox.ac.uk). Candidates should send completed
applications, including
a full curriculum vitae, and must ask three referees to
send references to the President by the closing date of
11 March.

Magdalen College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Merton College and Brasenose College


College Lecturership in English Language
and Literature

Applications are invited for a College Lecturership in English
Language and Literature, tenable for two years only from 1 October
1999. The post provides replacement teaching both at college and
faculty levels during the post-holder's tenure of a British Academy
Research Readership. Candidates' research and teaching expertise
should fall within the period 1500–1800.

The salary will be £17,570 in the first year, with a small
increment in the second. Further particulars and application forms
may be obtained from the Tutorial Secretary, Merton College, Oxford
OX1 4JD (telephone: Oxford (2)76329, fax: (2)86500, e-mail:
clare.bass@merton.ox.ac. uk).

Applicants should arrange for two references to be sent
directly to the Senior Tutor, Merton College. The closing date for
both applications and references is Friday, 26 February.

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Oriel College


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical
Sciences

Oriel College invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in
Medical Sciences, to be taken up on 1 October 1999 or as soon as
possible thereafter, for three years in the first instance with the
possibility of renewal up to a maximum of two further years. The
research interests of the fellow shall lie in the broad field of
Medical Sciences.

The person appointed will be required to undertake up to six
hours' tutorial teaching per week in Metabolic Biochemistry to
biochemistry and medical undergraduates.

The college expects to appoint a suitably qualified person who
already holds a position as a research assistant or fellow (e.g.
Royal Society, Wellcome, or Research Council) in a department of the
University. The posts will be held concurrently.
Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Oriel
College, Oxford OX1 4EW. The closing date for applications is Friday,
26 February.

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St Anne's College


Appointment of part-time Secretarial
Assistant in the Domestic Bursary

Applications are invited for the post of Secretarial Assistant in the
Domestic Bursary. Good communication and keyboard skills are
essential. Other database computer training will be given. Benefits
include sick-pay scheme. Salary will be in accordance with experience
on an incremental scale, pro rata to £10,443–£12,250.
Further details may be obtained from the Domestic Bursar's Office, St
Anne's College, Oxford (telephone: Oxford (2)74830), to whom
applications should be sent, together with the names and addresses of
two referees, to arrive not later than 15 February.

St Anne's College is an equal opportunities employer.

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St Catherine's College


Official Fellowship and Tutorship in Law
and CUF Lecturership in the Faculty of Law

St Catherine's College proposes to elect to a Fellowship and
Tutorship in Law with effect from October 1999. The college
appointment is tenable in conjunction with a University Lecturership
(CUF). The successful applicant will be required to take tutorial
responsibility and teach for the college in two of the subjects
Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Torts, Land Law, Administrative
Law, and Trusts. In addition, the successful candidate will be
required to lecture and to supervise graduate students
for the Faculty of Law, and to undertake research in one
of the subjects Land Law, Family Law, and Human
Rights.

Further particulars should be obtained from the Master, St
Catherine's College (telephone: Oxford (2)71762). Applications should
include the names of three referees, who should be asked to send
their references directly to the Master, St Catherine's College,
Oxford OX1 3UJ, by the closing date, Thursday, 11 March.

St Catherine's College and the University are equal opportunities
employers.

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St Cross College


E.P. Abraham Junior Research Fellowship

St Cross College proposes to make an election to an E.P. Abraham
Junior Research Fellowship in some branch of the medical, biological,
or chemical sciences, tenable for two years from 1 October 1999 and
renewable for one
further year. The fellowship is open to men and women and carries a
stipend of £15,735 per annum, together
with common table rights (five lunches a week). It is
assumed that applicants will have found a place with
an appropriate Oxford department and will not be in
receipt of another substantial stipend or other source of funding.

Applicants should have submitted their doctoral dissertations by
the date of taking up the appointment or have obtained the
D.Phil./Ph.D. or equivalent within the last five years, but the
college will exercise flexibility in the case of applicants whose
academic careers have been interrupted.

Applications (marked E.P. Abraham JRF) should include details of
the candidate's academic record, proposed subject of research, and
research programme, together with the names of two referees, and
should be sent to the
Master, St Cross College, Oxford OX1 3LZ, by 26 March.
Applicants should ask their referees to send references
direct to the Master by that date.

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St Hilda's College


Anne Tucker Fellowship in
Biochemistry/Lecturership in Molecular Biophysics

Applications are invited for the above post which is based in the
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry, with
effect from 1 October 1999 or as soon as possible thereafter. The
person appointed will be
employed by the college, whose statutes (made under the Oxford and
Cambridge Act, 1923) provide that all fellows must be women. The
stipend will be according to age on the scale
£19,826–£37,113. A start-up grant is available.

The successful candidate will have carried out advanced research
in structural biology with an interest in molecular structure
relevant to understanding disorders of the nervous system. The
appointment is for an initial period of five years. Subject to
satisfactory performance, it will then be confirmed until retirement
age.

Details of college and departmental duties are given in the
further particulars, which are available from http://
www.biop.ox.ac.uk, or from Professor L.N. Johnson, FRS, Head of
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry, South
Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU

(e-mail: jthorp@biop.ox.ac.uk). Applications (eight copies, or one
only from overseas candidates), which should in-
clude a curriculum vitae, summary of research interests,
listing of publications (please star five most important
publications), and quoting reference TUCKER, should be sent to
Professor Johnson by 26 March. Applicants should also give the names
of three referees and ask them to write to Professor Johnson by the
same date.

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St Hugh's College


Tutorial Fellowship and University
Lecturership (CUF) in Modern History

St Hugh's College proposes to elect an Official Fellow and Tutor in
Modern History, with effect from 1 October 1999. The fellowship is
tenable with an Oxford University lecturership (CUF). Both
appointments will be for five years in the first instance, and will
be renewable to the retirement age. The combined college and
university salary will be according to age on a scale up to
£37,113 per annum. Additional college allowances are available.
The person a
ppointed will replace Professor H.C.G. Matthew, Director of the
New Dictionary of National Biography.

Applications are invited from those with interests in the fields
of British and European History in the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries.

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the
Senior Tutor, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (fax: Oxford
(2)74912), to whom applications, including a full curriculum
vitae
, a list of publications, and the names of three
referees, should be sent to arrive by

12 March. Candidates should ask referees to write
direct to the Senior Tutor by the same date. Interviews will be held
on 20 April.
St Hugh's College and the University are equal opportunities
employers.

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St Peter's College


Schoolteacher Study Visits

Applications are invited for Schoolteacher Study Visits during the
academic year 1999–2000. These may be for
either a complete term (spring or summer), or a shorter study period
of up to four weeks during the Easter vacation. The college will
provide membership of the senior common room and board and lodging,
but no stipend. Preference will be given to candidates whose work
involves teaching or advising sixth-formers (including head
teachers).

Further particulars and an application form may be
obtained from the College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1
2DL (telephone: Oxford (2)78863/4). The closing date for applications
is Wednesday, 10 March. Applicants should also ask two referees to
send references to the College Secretary by this date. Interviews
will be held on 25 March.

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Somerville College


Temporary Tutorial Fellowship in Law

Somerville College proposes to elect a Tutorial Fellow in Law with
effect from 1 October 1999, until 30 September 2002. The Somerville
appointment is tenable in conjunction with a University Lecturership
(CUF) in the Faculty of Law, tenable for the same period. The vacancy
was created to replace one of the college's Tutorial Fellows in Law
who was granted temporary leave from her post to take up a chair in
European Community Law at the European University Institute in
Florence. Applications are invited from suitably qualified women and
men who can provide teaching in the college in at least three of the
subjects in the Honour School of Jurisprudence (other than
Jurisprudence, Comparative, and Roman law), or two of those subjects
and one in the graduate degrees of BCL, and M.Juris. It is hoped to
appoint a person with a specialist research interest in all or some
parts of EC law. Preference may be given to those with, in addition,
a special interest in Tort or Public Law. The appointee will also be
required to teach for the faculty within the field of EC Law (in a
broad sense, including Competition Law). The combined college and
university salary will be according to age on a scale up to
£37,113 per annum. Additional college allowances are available.

Particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Somerville
College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70619/31, fax:
(2)70620, e-mail: secretariat@somerville.ox.ac.uk). The closing date
for applications is 3 March.

The college is an equal opportunites employer.

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Oxford University Museum of
Natural History Shop

The current BG Wildlife Photographer of
the Year exhibition (continuing until Sun. 7 Mar.) has
brought colourful Portfolios (£2) and new ranges or
related postcards (35p, set of 12 £3.50) and
greetings cards (£1.25) to enliven the shop. For the
enthusiast, Ian Beames' Nature Photographer's
Handbook
is on special offer at £14.99
(£17.99). Both museum and shop are now open
daily, 12 noon–5 p.m. Admission free.
Sales enquiries, Oxford (2)72961.

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Memorial Service

Allan Griffith. A memorial service will
be held for Allan Griffith at 2.30 p.m. on Sat. 13 Feb.
in the Chapel, Oriel College. This will be followed by
tea and the launching of his book, Conflict and
Resolution
, in the Champneys Room. Further details
may be obtained from the College Secretary.

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Tuition Offered

Oxford Software Training: I can offer
training and help over many Windows applications (Windows
95, Word, e-mail, etc.) for small groups and 1-to-1. If
you are struggling to get started, or trying to get the
best possible use from your PC resources, I can visit to
see where I can help with filling in knowledge gaps,
suggesting short cuts, and generally turning software use
into an enjoyable and meaningful activity. Ask for
further details: Janet Caldwell, Oxford Software
Training, tel.: Oxford 511566, e-mail:
janet.caldwell@virgin.net.

Psychoanalytic Observational Studies.
Applications are invited for the Tavistock-model Oxford
Observation Course. this includes a two-year infant
observation, a two-year young child observation, work
discussion, and theoretical seminars. Part-time, largely
evening-based, modular course, conducted in small groups;
can lead to Postgraduate Diploma/MA from the Tavistock
clinic/University of East London. For details and
application form, please contact Andrea Watson, 12
Rectory Road, Oxford OX4 1BW, tel.: Oxford 243491.
Application should be made before 31 May.

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Services Offered

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.

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.

Garden Design: Spring will be here
soon—let me help you re-think your garden. Full
design or short consultation. Judith Walton, tel.: Oxford
735179.

Long-established Oxford builder (25
years). Property maintenance, renovation, extensions.
Every aspect of the building trade covered. Free
estimates. Academic references available. Richard
Edwards. Tel.: Oxford 343562.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, Persian
carpet dealers. Clearance event in progress until all
existing stocks are sold. (This heralds an eventual move
to new premises elsewhere in North Oxford.) Genuine hand-
knotted oriental carpets, rugs, and runners of guaranteed
provenance offered at massive discounts. Hurry along
now—stocks are already depleted and are going down
fast! Cleaning and repair service continues undisturbed.
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.

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

Bespoke Garden and Landscape Design.
`One-off' consultancy visits, or sketch and scaled
layouts, planting schemes, construction details and site
supervision, as desired. Nationwide service from
Oxford/Gloucestershire base. Chelsea Gold Medal 1996 and
1997. contact Jacquie Gordon, tel./fax: 01531 822743.

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.

Nanny share, Grandpont. Loving and
experienced nanny looking after James (5) and Tom (2)
seeks third friend. Babies welcome. Hours available
within Mon.–Thurs., 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Contact Tish
or Hedda, tel.: Oxford 247134 (day) or 250734 (evening).

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Situations Vacant

St Hilda's College: Secretarial
Assistant required for the Academic Office, from Apr.
1999 (earlier if possible). Permanent post for man or
woman, 35 hours p.w. The college is an equal
opportunities employer. Varied workload, in busy and
friendly office. Applicants should have professional
secretarial skills and knowledge of general office
procedure. Experience in further education desirable but
not essential. Further particulars available from the
Bursar's Secretary, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY,
tel.: Oxford (2)76809. Apply with handwritten letter,
c.v., and names/addresses of 2 referees, to the same
address. Applications close: Fri. 26 Feb.; interviews
will probably be held in week of 8 Mar.

PA to Chairman of US education
foundation (overseas study). Book-keeping skills
required. Varied work with students, tutors; light
typing. Long term prospects. High salary
(£15–£25K) for right, well-organised,
person. Up to 6 weeks paid vacation p.a. Contact Dr
Richardson, Flat 8, Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square OX1
1UD.

Oxford Univeristy Student Union: Student
Services Manager required to be responsible for the
organisation and running of a student-only shop
suppplying stationary and other products. Term time only
(33 weeks p.a.), 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m., Mon., Wed.,
and Fri. Please sent c.v. to the Administrative
Secretary, Oxford University Student Union, New Barnett
House, 28 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HU.
Closing date: Fri. 19 Feb.

Oxford University Student Union: Office
Manager required to be responsible for a very busy
General Office, which involves liaising with the
University and students. Hours 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m.
(initially), 4 days p.w. Term time only (33 weeks p.a.)
Please send c.v. to the Administrative Secretary, Oxford
University Student Union, New Barnett House, 28 Little
Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HU. Closing date: Fri. 19
Feb.

Oxford University Student Union:
Financial Assistant (new post). A part-time position is
available for a numerate person to train in the Finance
Office. Initially 2 days p.w., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Term
time only (33 weeks p.a.). Please send c.v. to the
Administrative Secretary, Oxford University Student
Union, New Barnett House, 28 Little Clarendon Street,
Oxford OX1 2HU. Closing date: Fri. 19 Feb.

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Houses to Let

Three-bedroom house (all double); listed
property in West End, Witney. Good bus and train service
to Oxford and London. Large lounge/dining-room, large
fully-equipped kitchen/breakfast-room, large bathroom
with shower and bath; gas c.h. Oak beams throughout.
Redecorated and fully furnished with new pine furniture.
Available mid-Feb. 1999. Tel.: 01993 702518.

Short term holiday/lets in Witney, 12
miles from Oxford. Fully-furnished/equipped cottages in
town centre, convenient for Cotswold touring. Good
frequent bus service into Oxford. Tel.: 01993 703035,
fax: 771014.

North Oxford furnished bungalow to let
to visiting academic couple, available for 2 months from
22 Mar. Two bedrooms (two others to remain closed), 2
reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast, utility, bathroom,
shower room, garden. £700 p.c.m. plus utilities.
Tel.: Oxford 558790, or fax (All Soul's College):
(2)79299.

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, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY.
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. 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-
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Flats to Let

Flat in Victorian house, Iffley Road, 1
mile city centre. Large sitting-room/kitchen, bedroom,
bath/shower. Rent to include Council Tax, hot water, some
c.h. £460 p.c.m. (low because not self-contained in
daytime). Tel.: 01869 350372.

Off Iffley Road: 2-bedroom flat to let
end Feb. Very spacious and light. One double, 1 single
bedroom, lounge, dining room, big bathroom, fitted
kitchen, all mod. cons, fully furnished, suit
professional(s). Off-street parking facilities. Communal
large garden; shed for bikes. £675 p.c.m. References
essential. Twelve-month contract preferred. View now!
Contact Ms Naomi Eaton, tel.: Oxford: 302224 (day),
201249 (day/evenings), e-mail: eatonn@icrf.icnet.uk.

Newly-converted, self-contained basement
studio flat with private entrance, in St Clement's area
of Oxford; short walk to city centre. Bed/sitting-room
with cooking facilities, gas coal-effect fire; shower
room. Fully furnished. Suit
professional/academic/graduate. £450 p.c.m.
including gas, electricity, and Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford
436381.

Park Town flat for married couple or
single person. Self-contained, centrally-heated
throughout, comprising double bedroom, sitting-room,
kitcheneette with electric cooker and fridge, bathroom
with shower. Telephone available. Attractively furnished;
1 mile from Carfax; very quiet house. Please phone for
interview, or fax. Tel./fax: Oxford 557400.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk
from city centre, all main university buildings, and
parks, and very close to the river. Available for
short/long let. Exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable
flat in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house
in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb,
with large, light, airy rooms. Ground-floor (available
end Feb.): 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room,
kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded
garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel./fax: Oxford
552400.

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Accommodation Offered

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.

Large attractive room (with balcony) in
spacious, well-equipped house, Bicester. £300 p.c.m.
including bills. Tel.: Oxford 280664 (day), 01869 242573
(evening).

Attractive room with breakfast and
dinner, use of sitting-room, television, etc. Close to
Headington hospitals. Tel.: Oxford 769328 (after 6
p.m.).

Office suite available. Second-floor;
Jericho St Barnabas Community Centre, Canal Street,
Jericho. Includes 2 large rooms, kitchen, 2 toilets.
Suitable for research, counselling, teaching, or small
business. Parking arranged. Please tel.: Oxford
557902.

Attractive double room in a very modern,
comfortable, 2-bedroom house. Gas c.h., double glazing,
washing machine, drier. Small garden. Pleasant East
Oxford location. Suit professional; non-smokers please.
£345 p.c.m. Contact Dave, tel.: Oxford 724189.

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Accommodation Sought

Three- or 4-bedroom furnished house or
flat with en suitebathroom sought by Vice-
Chancellor, Victoria University, visiting Oxford during 6
Apr.–7 July 1999 (approximately). Non-smokers, no
children or pets. Reply to Ms Jenny Carmody, Office of
the Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University, PO Box 14428
MCMC, Melbourne 8001, Australia. Tel.: +61 3 9688 4011,
fax: +61 3 9688 4004, e-mail: jenny.carmody@vu.edu.au.

Academic family, 2 children (girls),
seeks house to rent 3–4 weeks during July. Prefer
East Oxford, but will consider elsewhere. Tel.: +1 510
527 7686, e-mail: aereed@ibm.net.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing
your home or investment. We have celebrated 25 years in
Oxford letting and managing properties—try us first!
Many of our landlords have remained with us since we
opened and are delighted with our service—why not
pop in and read their comments? Contact Finders Keepers,
226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.:
Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk,
Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Mallams Residential Letting is well
placed to help with your letting and management
requirements. Based in Summertown, we offer a
professional service tailored to your individual
requirements. If you are thinking of letting your
property, please call us. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax:
311977.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of
letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's
foremost letting agents and property managers. We
specialise in lettings to both academic and professional
individuals and their families, and have a constant flow
of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property
in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our
services, or if you simply need some informal help and
advice without obligation, telephone us: Oxford 764533,
fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk.
Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site
at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be
marketing your property.

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Accommodation Exchange

Oxford/West London. Professional couple,
moving to West London from Oxford, seeks accommodation
exchange (1–2 yeaaars, possibly longer) with similar
in West London. We have a lovely turn-of-century house in
quiet cul-de-sac, just 7 minutes' walk to station. Three
large bedrooms, 2 reception, eat-in kitchen, good garden,
excellent location. Looking for spacious house or flat
(2+ bedrooms), within easy reach of Paddington. Please
tel.: Oxford 245411, e-mail:
dburgner@molbiol.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or
Exchange

Mature visiting fellow, presently house-
sitting in Iffley village, seeks house-sit/short let (2
bedrooms) for period late Feb.–Aug. 1999.
Alternatively exchange for 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house in
Canberra, Australia (near A.N.U.). References available.
Tel.: Oxford 715301, e-mail: edwin.birks@stx.ox.ac.uk.

Visiting professor and spouse seek 1/2-
bedroom apartment or cottage/house, Apr.–June 1999,
in Oxford. Alternatively, house exchange in Oxford for 3-
bedroom bungalow in sunny-seaside Santa Cruz, California,
near University of California. Tel. (USA): 831 426 5224,
fax: 831 459 3518, e-mail: lubeck@cats.ucsc.edu.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent
or Exchange

Summertown, Oxford: lovely, 3-bedroom,
Victorian terrace hosue; fully-furnished/equipped;
available from mid-July 1999. to let or exchange for 1
year minimum (longer if required). Three double bedrooms,
eat-in kitchen overlooking pretty garden, 2 reception
rooms, 1.5 bathrooms, gas c.h., hardwood floors,
washer/drier. Near shops, buses, excellent schools,
university, hospitals, etc. Family owners (prof. mother,
2 children) ideally seeking exchange with New York
apartment in Manhattan. Otherwise, £1,100 or $1,800
p.c.m. exclusive. New York tel.: 212 663 2664, fax: 212
531 1224; London tel.: 0181 874 5909; e-mail:
101642.2251@compuserve.com.

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Holiday Lets

Catalonia: well-appointed 3-bedroom
house in the unspoilt village of Regencós (about
60 miles north east of Barcelona and 4 miles inland) near
Palafrugell. Available 1 Apr.–31 Aug. Superb beaches
within 6-mile radius. House sleeps 6 on 2 floors, each of
which is a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom,
lounge/dining area. Ground floor: large double bedroom;
upstairs: large double, 1 twin. Attractive roof garden
with superb views over surrounding countryside. Spanish
maid visits every Sun., cooks delicious meals.
£1,000 p.c.m., £550 per fortnight, £300
p.w. Dr Charles Mould, tel.: 01844 208234, fax: 202613,
e-mail: charles.mould@stx.ox.ac.uk

Pembrokeshire National Park: holiday
cottage in idyllic cliff-top situation overlooking St
Bride's Bay. Scenic cliff walks, safe sandy beaches, wild
flowers and birdwatching. Simply but comfortably
furnished; sleeps 8/9 in 4 bedrooms; children and dogs
welcome. Tel.: 01562 777283.

Russia: holiday exchange for boy or girl
aged 12–14, to stay with English-speaking University
family in Saratov on the Volga (camping, boating, etc.)
for up to 1 month, in exchange for hospitality to their
son aged 13 in Britain for similar period, summer 1999.
Tel.: Oxford 515635.

Eclipse—Cornwall. In area of 2
minutes of totality, short walk from coast; secluded
beautifully-appointed cottage. Available 7–14 Aug.
Sleeps 4, possible 2 extra camping, sharaing facilities.
Everything included: £800. Bodrugan Farm,
Mevagissey, tel.: 01726 842303.

Germany, Berlin: large 3-bedroom flat
with kitchen, bathroom, and balcony on first floor (85
sq. m) available for 6 months (or part of period) 1
Mar.–31 Aug. 1999. Fully furnished and equipped,
across road from park, 20 minutes from centre, near shops
and amenities. Suit academics; no smokers or pets. DM
1580 p.m. (approx. £575). Tel.: 0049 30 7960217, e-
mail: johannes.roell@rz.hu-berlin.de.

Cyprus: very attractive fully-equipped
holiday cottage sleeping 2 people, in a picturesque
village in South Cyprus. Ideally suited for painting,
walking holidays; access to mountains and sea.
£120–£140 p.w. Discount car hire
available. for brochure, tel./fax: 01624 862697.

Set in a peaceful area in the old part
of the village of Sintra (Portugal), with easy access to
Lisbon by train and motorway, this beautiful nineteenth-
century house is fully furnished and equipped, very well
presented and recently renovated. Seven rooms, 3
bathrooms with w.c. and 2 lavabos, large kitchen and
lounge, hall decorated with tiles showing hunting scenes,
garden shed. Three terraces, large garden, fountain,
belvedere with view over mourisque castle, the village,
the Malças beach, and the town of Mafra. Available
all year round. £1,100 p.m. Contact Mrs Graça
Nunes, Rua Presidente Wilson, 5–1 Drto., 1000
Lisboa/Portugal. Tel.: (1)797 2913 (after 7 p.m.).

You can write—you can paint: join
us for a memorable experience in either Cyprus or Italy.
The programme is fully inclusive of tuition, excursions,
transfers, accommodations, and cuisine. Writing and
Painting holidays: Dial A Fare Travel, tel./fax: Oxford
847357, e-mail: dialafare@cwcom.net. We can take bookings
any time evenings or weekends.

Czech Republic, for the perfect town and
country holiday! Fairytale woodland cottage, 30 minutes
Prague, available May–Oct. Sleeps 4+. Wood fires,
lake for swimming/boating, views, walks, mushrooms,
castles. Abundant food and wine, low prices. English-
speaking owner. From £260 p.w. Tel.: 0171 373
0667.

Tranquil Umbria, Perugia 20 minutes.
Easy access to Renaissance art treasures. Luxury flat
sleeps 2 in rural setting; stunning views, private
garden, large shared terrace. Also available: attached
double bedroom, en suitebathroom. Tel.:
01344 779 731 for further information.

Torehill: comfortable stone-built
country cottage, very suitable for family holidays or as
academic retreat, in Abernethy forest (foothills of
Cairngorms). Sleeps 5. £168 p.w. For details and
dates free, tel.: 0181 341 3076 or Oxford 764556.

Italy, Umbria, Assisi National Park: two
double bedrooms, kitchen/dining-room, big bathroom, own
road. Superb views, wildlife. Lombardia, Lake Como:
village house apartment closely overlooking lake. One
double bedroom, kitchenette, dining/sitting-room,
terrace; 20 minutes Como city. £300 p.w., £550
per fortnight, £900 p.m., for either let. Tel.:
Oxford 768775.

Tregreenwell Farm Cottage, St Teath,
North Cornwall. Lovely old farmhouse (c. 1800) has been
caringly divided to provide holiday home of great
character. Set on a 10 acre smallholding in a peaceful
location, it is close to Bodmin Moor, the fishing village
of Port Isaac (5 miles), and the coves and beaches of the
North Cornwall coast. Accommodation comprises a lounge
with wood-burner, well-equipped kitchen/diner, 2 bedrooms
(1 double, 1 twin), and bathroom/w.c. Cot and high chair
provided. Full night storage heating. Garden; parking for
2 cars. Regret no pets. £130-£499 p.w. For
details/photograph, tel.: Oxford 300482.

Cornwall solar eclipse camping: includes
large marquee with bar, entertainment nightly.
Toilets/showers. Close to sandy beaches, Mevagissey. Site
open 31 July–28 Aug. 1999. £5 per person per
night, 15% discount before 28 Feb. For brochure, tel.:
01726 77660/72653. Web site:
http://www.bedbreakfastcornwall.com (link to:
eclipse).

Veneto: modern house in quiet situation
in the foothills of the Dolomites. One hour Venice, 1
hour skiing. Sleeps 7 + cot. All mod. cons., c.h.,
telephone, clothes and dish washers, 2 bathrooms. Lake
swimming, Palladian villas. Car essential.
£350–450 p.w. Elsie Arnold, tel./fax: Oxford
515264.

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.

Tuscany: small traditional farnhouse in
olive groves overlooking unspoilt valley and Siena (20
minutes). Sleeps 5; simply but comfortably equipped;
cleaning and linen included; small pool, idyllic
surroundings. Car essential. Tel.: 0171 607 0117, e-mail:
nmann@sas.ac.uk.

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House for Sale

Central North Oxford: Victorian end-
terrace home, 10 minutes' walk from the University, city
centre, and Port Meadow. Upstairs: bathroom, w.c., 2
bedrooms. Downstairs: 2 reception, kitchen, bedroom,
shower, w.c. Basement: study or playroom. Garage,
conservatory, 30 m rear garden. £227,500. Tel.:
Oxford 515809, fax: 515889.

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Flat for Sale

Retirement flat: 2-bedroom ground-floor
flat for sale on small development, Boars Hill. Entrance
hall, lounge/diner, kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom,
second bedroom, 2 good-sized built-in wardrobes/store-
cupboards. Communal grounds, private parking, laundry,
resident manager. This apartment particularly suitable
for those needing extra care, as meals, cleaning,
attendance care, transport to shops provided at extra
cost. Tel.: Oxford 736009.

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For Sale

Woodstock Bookshop: 3 Market Place,
Woodstock, Oxon OX20 1SY. Alongside Town Hall. Second-
hand academic books, literature, criticism, review
copies, art. Some philosophy and theology. Oxford
paperbacks. Books bought. Tel.: 01993 811005.

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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 HREF="http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/training/">Staff Development
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Friday 12 February

DR R. BARNES: `Weaving identity: new textiles in Kedang,
Eastern Indonesia' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar:
`Artisans, crafts, and local identities'), Institute of
Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

W. REA: ` "Dodging the deity": Ekiti Yoruba
masquerades in view' (Institute of Social and Cultural
Anthropology seminars), Lecture Theatre, ISCA, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT: `Commanding the waters' (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 13 February

FRANCO-BRITISH STUDY DAY: `Koyré et au-delà
(various speakers), Maison Française, 9
a.m.–8 p.m.

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Sunday 14 February

THE REVD GERARD W. HUGHES preaches the sermon On the
Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 15 February

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Negotiation and
dealing with conflict', 9.15 a.m. ( HREF="#seminars">see information above).

DR M. COLLUMBIEN: `A study of male sexual health and
behaviour in Orissa, India' (Institute of Social and
Cultural Anthropology Seminars: `Youth, fertility, and
reproductive health'), Seminar Room, ISCA, 11 a.m.

C. CHAPMAN: `Murder as death; or the art of dying
badly in late seventeenth-century England' (lecture
series: `Medicine and culture before 1750'), Wellcome
Unit, 47 Banbury Road, 2.15 p.m.

DR D. SOLTER: `Maternal messages—how to read
them, and what do they tell?' (J.W. Jenkins Memorial
Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building,
5 p.m.

PROFESSOR V. REYNOLDS: `Institutionalising
conservation: the case of forestry in Uganda'
(Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture
Theatre, School of Geography, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 16 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The painterly brush'
(special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel.
for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

G. DUTFIELD: `Biodiversity, conservation, and
intellectual property rights' (Oxford Centre for the
Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room,
Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. KATEB: `Wildness and conscience: Thoreau
and Emerson' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `Democracy in
practice and in theory'), Schools, 5 p.m.

MS T. DELPECH: `Britain, France, and Europe' (seminar
series: `Bilateral relations in west Europe'), European
Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H.W. GABLER: `Genetic editing, genetic
texts, genetic criticism' (lectures on `Theories of
text'), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

MARGARET WERTHEIM: `Space, spirit, and Pythagoras'
trousers' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

RT. HON. BARONESS CHALKER, GEORGE FOULKES, MP, and
DR R. MASH: `Aid, trade, and development' (seminar
series: `Foreign policy dilemmas: Britain and the
world'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5
p.m.

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Wednesday 17 February

DR C. BROWN: `Van Dyck's portrait of Franciscus Junius in
the Bodleian Library' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-
minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.
(tel. for further information: (2)77234).

PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD: `Therapeutics of the divine:
healing as a characteristic religious idiom' (Wilde
Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Religion,
restitution, and agency: lectures in medicine and
religious thought'), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. MACMILLAN gives a public lecture as part of the
series `The composer speaks', Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m.

DR F. YASAMEE: `The displacement of populations for
security reasons during the Ottoman period' (Refugee
Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library
Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. CONNORS: `Architecture for the family'
(Slade Lectures: `Borromini and Baroque Rome'), Lecture
Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DAME STELLA RIMINGTON: `Managing secrecy' (lecture
series: `Women in Whitehall'), Jacqueline du Pré
Music Building, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DENNETT: `The evolution of culture'
(Simonyi Lecture on the Public Understanding of Science),
Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology, 8.15 p.m.

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Thursday 18 February

DR K. FISHER: ` "The men liked to keep you down":
conflict and contraception in Britain 1900–50'
(Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars:
`Researching gender, conflict, and violence'), Library
Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR N. HENRY: `Transnational economic space?
Birmingham: postcolonial workshop of the world' (ESRC
Research Programme: `Transnational communities'), Senior
Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. MAYER (Peter Moores Professor of
Management Studies): `Firm control' (inaugural lecture),
Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. COHEN: `Labour in an age of global
insecurity' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Globalisation and
insecurity'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the
public).

J.L. NELSON: `Political thinking in the early Middle
Ages: rites' (Carlyle Lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

N. MCMASTER: `Maurice Papon and the Paris massacre of
17 October 1961' (seminar in modern French history and
politics), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

G. FORESTIER: `Editer Racine: présentation de
la nouvelle édition Pléiade' (Maison
Française seminar: `French literature from the
Renaissance to the Enlightenment'), Okinaga Room, Wadham,
5 p.m.

DR H. HÄRKE: `Saxon kings and Norse warriors'
(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 19 February

DR L. SCIAMA: `Environment, tradition, and identity in
Venetian crafts' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar:
`Artisans, crafts, and local identities'), Institute of
Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese silks'
(special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel.
for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

C. PINNEY: `Corpothetics in central India: the somatic
solidarities of Hindu chronolithographs' (Institute of
Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), Lecture
Theatre, ISCA, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT: `The fragile hill' (Ford's
Lectures in British History: `Use and delight:
environmental history in Northern England since 1600'),
Schools, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 21 February

THE RT. REVD AND RT. HON. LORD HABGOOD preaches, St
Mary's, 10 a.m. (First Bampton Lecture: `Varieties of
unbelief—belief and unbelief').

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Monday 22 February

DR L. RIVAL: `Sexual identity, making love, and having
babies in cross-cultural perspective: case studies from
Amazonia, the Caribbean, and Euro-America' (Institute of
Social and Cultural Anthropology Seminars: `Youth,
fertility, and reproductive health'), Seminar Room, ISCA,
11 a.m.

P. WALLIS: `Plague, practice, and polemic in later
seventeenth-century London' (lecture series: `Medicine
and culture before 1750'), Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury
Road, 2.15 p.m.

AIR CHIEF MARSHAL SIR RICHARD JOHNS: `Air power'
(special lecture for the Delegacy of Military
Instruction), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR S. ROAF: `Climate change and building designs'
(Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture
Theatre, School of Geography, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn,
John Cooney, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m.
(tickets £8 (£6/£4) from the Playhouse Box
Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

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Tuesday 23 February

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminars: `Management of
change', 9 a.m.; `Recruitment and selection' (day 1),
9.30 a.m. (see information
above
).

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR G. THEISSEN: `The origin of the primitive
Christian sacraments from symbolic actions' (Speaker's
Lectures: `Theory of Primitive Christian Religion
(II)—the ritual sign language of primitive Christian
religion'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. AMIN: `Economic globalism and political
universalism—converging or diverging?' (Wolfson
College Lectures: `Globalisation and insecurity'), the
Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR S. HAMILTON: `To be or not to be? That is
not the question: the issue and nature of
identity in early Buddhism' (Interdisciplinary seminars
in the study of religions), Blue Boar Seminar Room,
Christ Church, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. ELSTEIN: `The political structure of
British broadcasting 1949–99: Beveridge' (lecture
series), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

J. MARQUAND: `Developing competence in Russian
environmental management' (Oxford Centre for the
Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room,
Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G.-H. SOUTOU: `Franco-German relations from
Pompidou to Mitterand' (seminar series: `Bilateral
relations in west Europe'), European Studies Centre, St
Antony's, 5 p.m.

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