12 December 1996 - No 4421

Oxford University Gazette

12 December 1996


The following supplement was published with this Gazette:
Members of Faculties and Sub-faculties 1996 (file of 170 Kb)

 


University Health and Safety information

 


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University Acts

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CONGREGATION 9 December

Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13), the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 9 December.

Text of Special Resolution

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

PAUL BARTON RAINEY, MA status, Pembroke College

MICHAEL PATRICK ROWE, Nuffield College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 9 December

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 27 December.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Establishment of Vaisey Endowment Fund

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Curators of the Bodleian Library, provides for the formal acceptance of sums generously donated to establish a fund, to be known as the Vaisey Endowment Fund, in recognition of the period in office of Mr David Vaisey as Bodley's Librarian. The income will be used for the benefit of the Bodleian Library.

Text of Decree (1)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 26 (Statutes, 1995, p. 543), after the decree governing the Sowers Bequest insert:

`Vaisey Endowment Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude the sums contributed in recognition of the period in office of Mr David Vaisey as Bodley's Librarian, together with any moneys which may be subscribed for this purpose in the future, which shall form a fund to be known as the Vaisey Endowment Fund. The net income of the fund shall be applied for the benefit of the Bodleian Library.

2. The fund shall be administered by the Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian in consultation with the Curators of the Bodleian Library. [1]

3. Income not spent in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

4. This decree may be altered from time to time, provided always that the main object of the fund, as defined in clause 1 above, is adhered to.'

Footnote

[1] Under Decree (5) of 14 November 1996 (Gazette, p. 321), the responsibilities of the curators will be assumed by the Libraries Committee with effect from 1 January 1997.
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Decree (2): Establishment of M.St. course in Historical Research (Medieval History

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Modern History Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes a one-year course in Historical Research (Medieval History) for the Degree of Master of Studies. Examination will be by extended essays and dissertation.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 644, after l. 11 insert:

`Historical Research (Medieval History)      Modern History'.

2 Ibid., p. 978, after l. 39 insert in the right-hand column: `In Historical Research (Medieval History), four.'

3 Ibid., p. 984, l. 39, after `Historical Research' insert `and in Historical Research (Medieval History)'.

4 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1997.

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Key to Decree (2)

Cl. 1 inserts Historical Research (Medieval History) into the list of M.St. courses.

Cll. 2 and 3 provide for the appointment of examiners.

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Decree (3): Establishment of M.St. course in Professional Archaeology

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee on Continuing Education and with the concurrence of the Committee for Archaeology and of the General Board, establishes a course in Professional Archaeology for the Degree of Master of Studies. The course will be a one- year part-time programme of study, a condition of entry to which will be the successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Archaeology (the new name of the Postgraduate Diploma in Field Archaeology). The decree also makes provision for the nomination of examiners for both the degree and the postgraduate diploma.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 644, after l. 31 insert:

`Professional Archaeology     Committee for Archaeology'.

2 Ibid., p. 979, after l. 20, insert in the right-hand column: `In Professional Archaeology, two or three as required.'

3 Ibid., p. 993, after l. 18 insert: `(yy) For the nomination of examiners in the examinations for the Degree of Master of Studies in Professional Archaeology and the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Archaeology, a committee of which the three elected members shall be chosen by the Committee on Continuing Education.'

4 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1997.

Key to Decree (3)

Cl. 1 inserts Professional Archaeology into the list of M.St. courses.

Cll. 2 and 3 provide for the appointment of examiners.

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Decree (4): Examiners for M.Sc. courses in Computation and in Software Engineering

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical Sciences Board and the Committee on Continuing Education and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides for a joint board of examiners for the Degrees of Master of Science in Computation and in Software Engineering to replace the existing, separate, three-member boards. The two degree courses share a significant proportion of papers. There will be a convention that in the new four-member board, one examiner will be external to the University.

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 976, l. 39, delete `Three in Computation.' and substitute: `Four in Computation and Software Engineering.'

2 Ibid., p. 977, ll. 15–16, delete `Three in Software Engineering.'

3 Ibid., p. 985, l. 19, delete `, and of examiners in Computation,'.

4 Ibid., p. 992, l. 22, after `Software Engineering' insert `and in Computation'.

5 Ibid., p. 995, l. 37, after `in Computation' insert `and in Software Engineering'.

6 Ibid., p. 996, delete l. 6.

7 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1997.

Key to Decree (4)

Cll. 1 and 2 delete the two existing boards of examiners and replace them with a joint board.

Cll. 3 and 4 provide for the nomination of examiners to serve on the new board by a joint committee of the Mathematical Sciences Board and the Committee on Continuing Education.

Cll. 5 and 6 make consequential changes concerning the length of the examiners' periods of office.

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Decree (5): Endowment grants from the College Contributions Fund

Explanatory note

Council decided, following the recent review of the College Contributions Scheme, that a Grants Subcommittee of the College Contributions Committee should be established, consisting mainly of college bursars, to scrutinise prospective recipient colleges' financial position and to make recommendations for the disbursement of funds. It was also decided, following the review, that the fund should be used mainly for increasing the permanent endowment of the poorer colleges and that the disbursement of funds should be made on an annual basis. Council has decided, on the recommendation of the College Contributions Committee, to make the following endowment grants out of the accumulated balance of the College Contributions Fund under Tit. XII, Sect. I, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 80).

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Text of Decree (5)

The following amounts shall be paid in 1997 to the colleges named in each case under the provisions of Tit. XII, Sect. I, cl. 2 (b) as grants for the enlargement of the permanent endowment of those colleges.

 

                                       £
Linacre College                     60,000
Pembroke College                    420,000
St Edmund Hall                      420,000
St Peter's College                  420,000
                                    1,320,000

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Decree (6): Dispensation from prescribed duties

Dispensation from prescribed duties is granted to K.P. Day, MA (B.Sc., Ph.D. Melbourne), Fellow of Hertford College and Reader in Molecular Epidemiology, for three years from 1 January 1997 to enable her to take up a Wellcome Trust Research Leave Fellowship.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

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

 

PAUL ALTMANN, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital

PAUL BARRY PETTITT, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art

ROBERT NEVILLE VANDERPLANK, Language Centre

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Altmann, P., MA status, Oxford Radcliffe Hospital
Gooder, P.R., MA, Ripon
Hobson, A., MA, Magdalen
Hughes, G.F., MA, Nuffield
Pettitt, P.B., MA status, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art
Rowe, M.P., MA, Nuffield
Saunders, S.W., MA, Linacre
Stephenson, P.A., MA, D.Phil., Keble
Stewart-Brown, S.L., MA, Lady Margaret Hall
Vanderplank, R.N., MA status, Language Centre
Westwell, M.S., MA, D.Phil., Lincoln

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL AND GENERAL BOARD OF THE FACULTIES

Delegates of the University Press

Council and the General Board have appointed the following as Delegates of the University Press for five years from 1 October 1997: MR I.C. BUTLER, Christ Church
PROFESSOR C.J. CROUCH, Trinity
PROFESSOR A.E. MORPURGO DAVIES, Somerville
DR P.M. NORTH, Principal of Jesus, vice Mr P.M. Oppenheimer

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 27 December, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 17 December

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the preambles adopted without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1995, p. 8).

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CONGREGATION 21 January 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any opposition to the preamble of the statute (item 1 below) and of any proposed amendment to the general resolution (item 2 below), signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 13 January (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda'). Under Statute (1) approved by Congregation on 25 June 1996 (Gazette, Vol. 126, pp. 1286, 1324), notice of a proposed amendment to a general resolution must state whether or not the amendment is in the proposers' view hostile to the general resolution (see the notice in ibid., p. 1289).

2 Voting on General Resolution concerning membership of Congregation

That this House instruct Council to restore the entitlement of members of faculties, together with Emeritus Professors, to membership of Congregation until the age of 75.

Proposed by: A.J. Ryan, Warden of New College
J.J. Campbell, New College
M.A.E. Dummett, New College
E.J. Frazer, New College
J.C.B. Glover, New College
D. Palfreyman, New College
C.A. Raine, New College
J.D. Silver, New College
G.S. Smith, New College
D. Wiggins, New College
H.M. Quiney, Wadham
M.T. Stableford, Language Centre

¶ Council has agreed that the above general resolution is unacceptable to it. A division will therefore be taken on the resolution at the meeting of Congregation.

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Notices

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VINERIAN PROFESSORSHIP OF ENGLISH LAW

ANDREW JOHN ASHWORTH, BCL, DCL (LL.B. London, Ph.D. Manchester), FBA, Edmund-Davies Professor of Criminal Law and Criminal Justice, King's College, London, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 September 1997.

Professor Ashworth will be a fellow of All Souls College.

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PROFESSORSHIP OF ELECTRICAL AND ELECTRONIC ENGINEERING

LIONEL TARASSENKO, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hugh's College and University Lecturer in Engineering Science, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 1997.

Dr Tarassenko will be a fellow of St John's College.

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DIRECTORSHIP OF THE ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

GEORGE R. GOLDNER (AB Columbia, MFA, PH.D. Princeton), Drue Heinz Chairman, Department of Drawings and Prints, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, has been appointed to the directorship with effect from 1 October 1997.

Dr Goldner will be a fellow of Worcester College.

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DEPARTMENT OF APPLIED SOCIAL STUDIES AND SOCIAL RESEARCH

On the recommendation of the Social Studies Board, the General Board has appointed T. SMITH, MA, University Lecturer in Applied Social Studies, as deputy for S. Ringen, MA, as director of the department for Hilary and Trinity Terms 1997, during which Professor Ringen has been granted sabbatical leave.

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APPOINTMENT BY THE VICE- CHANCELLOR AND PROCTORS

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors, acting under Tit. II, Sect. IX, cl. 4 (d) (Statutes, 1995, p. 15), have made the following appointment:

As a member of the Buildings Committee

Until the first day of Trinity Term 1997

E.W. GILL, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Worcester

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JESUS PROFESSORSHIP OF CELTIC

THOMAS MOWBRAY CHARLES-EDWARDS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Corpus Christi College and University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, who has been appointed to the professorship, will take up his duties on 1 January 1997.

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THEODORE WILLIAMS SCHOLARSHIP IN PHYSIOLOGY 1996

The Scholarship has been awarded to MISS JUDITH THORNTON, Green College.

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RESEARCH ASSESSMENT EXERCISE 1996: RESULTS

The results of the 1996 Research Assessment Exercise will be announced by HEFCE on 19 December. Copies of the circular giving the results will be sent to heads of departments, chairmen of faculty boards, and unit of assessment co-ordinators, and may also be obtained on the HEFCE Web site at http://www.hefce.ac.uk. Copies may also be obtained by contacting Mr Michael Sibly, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)80303, e-mail: Michael.Sibly@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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CHRISTMAS VACATION ARRANGEMENTS

University Offices

The University Offices will be closed for normal business from Saturday, 21 December, to Wednesday, 1 January, inclusive.

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University Messenger Service

There will be a collection of official correspondence from university departments between 9 and 10 a.m. on Friday, 20 December, followed by a delivery-only service to departments and colleges at 1 p.m. The service will then be suspended until normal arrangements are resumed on Thursday, 2 January.

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Sheldonian Theatre

The Sheldonian Theatre will be closed from Saturday, 21 December, to Wednesday, 1 January, inclusive.

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Counselling Service

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

Monday, 16 December–Friday, 20 December: open 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.

Monday, 23 December–Friday, 3 January: closed.

Monday, 6 January–Friday, 10 January: open 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.

From Monday, 13 January: normal opening times—weekdays 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

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University Gazette

The final Gazette of the present term will appear on 19 December. Publication will resume on 16 January.

The next Appointments Supplement will appear with the Gazette of 23 January.

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

An evening of words and music

A very innocent diversion: the musical world of Jane Austen

VOICES-GO-ROUND, comprising Virginia Rushton, soprano, David Rowland, fortepiano, and William Thorp, violin, will give this performance on Saturday, 18 January, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The timetable of the evening is: drinks 6.30 p.m., words and music 7.15 p.m., dinner 9 p.m.

Tickets cost £30 each, and may be obtained from the Development Office, St Anne's College (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)74852).

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Visitors to the Examination Schools are asked to note that work is currently in progress on the installation of a lift in the Examination Schools which will improve accessibility for students with disabilities.

Work will necessarily continue throughout Michaelmas Term but every attempt will be made to avoid disturbance to users of the Schools.

Members of the University are asked to be as tolerant as possible of any difficulties which this work may cause.

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Photocopying of early books

As from 2 January 1997, the Bodleian will not provide photocopies (xerographic copies) of books dated up to and including 1800. It is becoming clear that both the papers and bindings of such books are being damaged by photocopying. This decision follows British Library practice.

Photography and printing from existing microcopies are not affected by this ban, and it is hoped the Library will ultimately be able to provide digital copies of them without damaging the books.

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations

PROFESSOR S.N. MACFARLANE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The role of the United Nations in contemporary world politics: the pursuit of the possible.'

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SLADE LECTURES 1996–7

Art and uncertainty: technical studies, art history, and conservation

PROFESSOR DAVID BOMFORD, Slade Professor 1996–7, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

22 Jan.: `Material paintings: limits of deduction.'

29 Jan.: ` "The Invention of Painting in Oyle" .'

5 Feb.: `Trompe l'oeil, perspective, and illusion.'

12 Feb.: `Authenticity and authorship.'

19 Feb.: `Pentimenti.'

26 Feb.: `Impressionist trajectories.'

5 Mar.: `Supporting roles: episodes from a history of conservation.'

12 Mar.: `Positivism and picture cleaning.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given on Fridays in the New Lecture Theatre, the ASC Building, the Radcliffe Infirmary. They will take place at 11.30 a.m., except for the 31 January lecture, which will be given at 11 a.m.

DR P. BROWN, National Hospital for Neurology
17 Jan.: `Muscle sounds and the control of movement.'

PROFESSOR J. WOLINSKY, Texas
31 Jan.: `Neuroimaging in multiple sclerosis.'

DR P. SHAW, Royal Victoria Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne
21 Feb.: `Recent advances in motor neurone disease.'

DR P. GOADSBY, Institute of Neurology
14 Mar.: `The neurobiology of headache.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

T. GARTON ASH will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 January, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Trials, purges, and history lessons: treating the Communist past in Germany and the new democracies of Central Europe.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: J. Foreman-Peck, MA, University Lecturer in Economic History, T. Leunig, MA, D.Phil., Nuffield College Prize Research Fellow, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

PROFESSOR W.D. RUBINSTEIN, University of Wales at Aberystwyth
22 Jan: `The Weber thesis and British entrepreneurship.'

D. SUNDERLAND Wolfson College
29 Jan: `Principals and agents: the Crown Agents 1870–1914.'

DR N. ZAHIDIEH, Edinburgh
5 Feb: `Credit, risk, and reputation in seventeenth- century colonial trade.'

PROFESSOR K. BRULAND, Oslo
12 Feb: `Skills, learning, and the international diffusion of technology: a perspective on Scandinavian industrialisation.'

PROFESSOR S. CHAPMAN, Nottingham
19 Feb: `Marks and Spencer and the British clothing industry, 1926–96.'

DR I. KRAUSMAN BEN-AMOS, Ben Gurion University
26 Feb: `Gifts and favours: informal support in early modern England.'

DR J. ARMSTRONG, Thames Valley University 5 Mar.: `The coaster versus the railway in Britain 1850–1914.'

PROFESSOR M. TURNER, Hull
12 Mar.: `Lingering survival: ancient tenures in nineteenth-century English agriculture with initial reference to Oxbridge college lands.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures

PROFESSOR P.G. WOLYNES, William H. and Janet Lycan Professor of Chemistry, University of Illinois, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Hilary Term, in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, commencing on Tuesday, 28 January.

Convener: J.P. Simons, MA, Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

 

Subject: `Protein folding problems with solutions.'

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INTERDEPARTMENTAL GRADUATE LECTURES IN SCIENCE

The new microscopies—from molecules to man

The following lectures will be given at 12 noon on Thursdays and Fridays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Convener: G.A.D. Briggs, MA, Reader in Materials Science.

 


Week 1: the renaissance in optical microscopy

DR DAVID SHOTTON, Lecturer in Zoology.

23 Jan.: `Seeing the invisible.'
24 Jan.: `Seeing molecules.'


Week 2: acoustic microscopy

DR OLEG KOLOSOV, EPSRC Advanced Fellow.

30 Jan.: `Seeing in the darkness.'
31 Jan.: `Beyond the wavelength limits.'


Week 3: electron microscopy

DR AMANDA PETFORD-LONG, Royal Society University Research Fellow.

6 Feb.: `Using electrons to see atoms.'
7 Feb.: `Watching atoms move.'


Week 4: the atom probe field ion microscope

DR ALFRED CEREZO, Lecturer in Materials.

13 Feb.: `Using atoms to see atoms.'
14 Feb.: `An atomic-scale body scanner for metals.'


Week 5: scanning tunnelling microscopy

DR ANDREW BRIGGS, Reader in Materials Science.

20 Feb.: `Studying atoms and bonds on surfaces.'
21 Feb.: `Observing and manipulating molecules.'


Week 6: biomolecular scanning probe microscopy

DR SAUL TENDLER, Reader in Biophysical Chemistry, Nottingham University.

27 Feb.: `Biomolecules under the microscope.'
28 Feb.: `Probing biomolecular interactions.'


Week 7: scanning electrochemical microscopy

PROFESSOR ALLEN HILL, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry.

6 Mar.: `Studying modified electrodes by scanning probe microscopy.'

Magnetic resonance imaging

DR PETER STYLES, Acting Unit Director, MRC Biochemical and Clinical Magnetic Resonance Unit.

7 Mar.: `MRI—a tool kit for imaging structure, physiology, and biochemistry.'


Week 8: imaging thought

DR PAUL MATTHEWS, Clinical Research Reader in Neurology.

13 Mar.: `Monitoring local changes in the brain.'
14 Mar.: `Changes in brain state during cognitive processes.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Sir David Piper New Year Lecture 1997

DR HELEN CLIFFORD, former Leverhulme Fellow in the History of Oxford College Silver, will deliver the Sir David Piper New Year Lecture at 11 a.m. on Friday, 3 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free.

Subject: `Oxford college silver.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Continuing Professional Development Centre

Bioscience, innovation, and patents

This meeting, to be chaired by Dr Rachel Strachan, will be held on Monday, 16 December, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House.

The meeting is open free of charge to all Oxford University graduate students in the biological, physiological, and psychological sciences, and clinical medicine. Prior registration is required, and details should be e-mailed to Dominic.wynn@conted.ox.ac.uk.

Places are limited and will be offered on a first-come- first-served basis.

MR G. HAMLIN,, Patent Office
2 p.m.: `Patents and protecting inventions in biology.'

MR J. SHEDDEN, Isis Innovation
3 p.m.: `Innovations, patents, and good science—case histories from biology.'

DR N. SCOTT-RAM, British Biotechnology Ltd.
4.15 p.m.: `Innovation from nature—case histories of taking good ideas to market.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

More thoughts on the Constitution: lectures to mark the fiftieth anniversary of L.S. Amery's Chichele Lectures `Thoughts on the Constitution'

THE RT. HON. LORD BELOFF, Emeritus Fellow, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

6 Feb.: `Amery and the Constitution—what is new today?'

13 Feb.: `The nature of the United Kingdom and the challenge of "devolution".'

20 Feb.: `Britain in the European Union—can the Constitution survive?'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures 1996–7

Culture and environment

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

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

PROFESSOR M. STRATHERN, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Environments within: an ethnographic commentary on scale.'

PROFESSOR H. RITVO, MIT
13 Feb.: `The animal environment.'

PROFESSOR J. HOUSE, Courtauld Institute of Art
27 Feb.: `The French nineteenth-century landscape.'

PROFESSOR F. MYERS, New York
13 Mar.: `Re/conceptualising the native: environmentalism, primitivism, and claiming the Australian Western Desert.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

`Head to Head' debates

The following debates will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

PROFESSOR M. PERUTZ, Cambridge, and PROFESSOR N. MAXWELL, London (Chair: J. Durant, Assistant Director, National Museum of Science, London)
23 Jan.: `Is science properly suited to resolve contemporary ecological dilemmas?'

PROFESSOR P. RICHARDS, UCL, and PROFESSOR L. WOLPERT, UCL (Chair: Professor D. Hawksworth, President, International Union of Biological Sciences)
6 Feb.: `Is indigenous knowledge science?'

DR M.-W. HO, Open University, and PROFESSOR H. MILLER, Stanford (Chair: Professor B. Wynne, Lancaster)
20 Feb.: `Is self-regulation appropriate for biotechnology?'

DR P. PORTNEY, President, Resources for the Future, Washington, DC, and MR J. ELKINGTON, chairman, SustainAbility (Chair: Professor C. Mayer)
6 Mar.: `Business strategy and environmental policy.'

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CAMPION HALL

Martin D'Arcy Lectures 1997

PROFESSOR CLARENCE GALLAGHER, SJ, Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome, will deliver the Martin D'Arcy Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays 29 January, 5, 12, 19, 26 February, and 5 March (weeks 2–7 of Hilary Term), in the Lecture Room, Campion Hall. All are welcome.

Subject: `Discordant canons: medieval canon law and canonists in the East and in the West.'

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Grants and Research Funding

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Examinations and Boards

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Election of one ordinary member

5 December 1996

The following has been duly elected as an ordinary member, to hold office until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1997:

D.J. PATERSON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Merton

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1997

Preliminary Examination

Physical Sciences: G.G. ROSS, MA, Fellow of Wadham (address: Department of Theoretical Physics)

Honour School

Jurisprudence: J.W. DAVIES, BCL, MA, Fellow of Brasenose

Master of Philosophy

Byzantine Studies: M.C. MANGO, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's (address: Institute of Archaeology)

Corrigendum

General Linguistics and Comparative Philology: J.S. COLEMAN, MA, Fellow of Wolfson (address: Phonetics Laboratory)

Master of Studies

Corrigendum

General Linguistics and Comparative Philology: J.S. COLEMAN, MA, Fellow of Wolfson (address: Phonetics Laboratory)

Diploma

Legal Studies: J.W. DAVIES, BCL, MA, Fellow of Brasenose

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES AND COMMITTEE ON CONTINUING EDUCATION

M.Sc. and Postgraduate Diploma in Software Engineering

In accordance with the regulations for these courses, notice is hereby given that the list of Schedule B modules available in the period January 1997 to July 1997 will be:

Software Engineering Mathematics
Requirements Engineering
Specification Methods
Specification and Design
Scalable Parallel Programming
Practical Software Engineering
Object-Oriented Programming
Machine-assisted Software Engineering using B
Concurrency and Distributed Systems
Software Engineering Mathematics
Critical Systems Engineering

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Modern History and the Committee on Continuing Education will come into effect on 27 December.

1 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

M.St. in Historical Research (Medieval History)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 672, after l. 19 insert:

`Historical Research (Medieval History)

1. Candidates for the M.St. in Historical Research (Medieval History) must follow for at least three terms a course of instruction and directed research and must, upon entering the examination, produce from their society a certificate to that effect.

2.An initial basic Latin test will be set at the beginning of the course. A further Latin test will be set at the end of Hilary Term to assess continued progress in the language.

3. Candidates will be required to choose an area or topic of historical study within the field of medieval history, which will be subject to the approval of the Graduate Studies Committee in Modern History. Candidates will be required to submit regular work to the supervisor assigned to direct their study of this chosen area or topic during Michaelmas and/or Hilary Terms.

4. Candidates must attend such skills seminars and associated courses as the supervisor shall determine.

5. Candidates will be required to attend a weekly seminar on the interpretation of historical evidence for the medieval period.

6. Candidates must submit to the Chairman of the Examiners of the M.St. in Historical Research by Friday of first week of Trinity Term:

(a) one piece of written work (up to 3,000 words) based on an aspect of the area or topic of historical study referred to in 3. above;

(b) an extended essay (up to 5,000 words) based on one of the skills or associated courses referred to in 4. above.

7. Candidates who fail one element of the examination as outlined in clause 6 above may resubmit the work to the Chairman of the Examiners by 31 August of the academic year in which they are registered for the degree.

8. The examiners may make the marks awarded to the candidates for the written work and extended essay known to the Director of Graduate Studies where necessary for the purpose of grant applications. However, the pass list shall be issued only following the completion of the whole examination, including submission of the dissertation, in September or October.

9. Candidates must choose a dissertation subject, after due consultation with their supervisor, within the area or topic of historical study referred to in clause 3. above.

10. Candidates are required to submit two typewritten copies of a dissertation, which shall not normally exceed 15,000 words, to the Chairman of the Examiners by 31 August of the academic year in which they are registered for the degree.

11. Candidates are required to present themselves for an oral examination if and when required by the examiners.

12. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates who have performed with special merit in the examination.

13. Candidates who fail the examination on the basis of the dissertation element may resubmit the dissertation at the end of the following Michaelmas Term.'

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2 Committee on Continuing Education

(a) Master of Studies in Professional Archaeology

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 686, after l. 24 insert:

`Professional Archaeology

1. Candidates must have successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Archaeology (or the Postgraduate Diploma in Field Archaeology).

2.Every candidate must follow for at least three terms a part-time course of instruction in Professional Archaeology and must upon entering for the examination produce from his or her society a certificate to that effect.

3. The examination will consist of the following parts:

(i) attendance at a course on research methods over a period of four days;

(ii) a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words on a topic selected by the student in consultation with his or her tutor and approved by the examiners. The dissertation must be delivered not later than noon on the last Monday in September of the year of the course to the Chairman of Examiners for the Degree of M.St. in Professional Archaeology, c/o Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford. The dissertation must be accompanied by a statement that it is the candidate's own work;

(iii) a viva voce examination.

4. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

5. A candidate whose dissertation fails to satisfy the examiners may be permitted to resubmit the dissertation on one further occasion, not later than one year after the initial attempt.

6. Any candidate who is successful in the examination for the M.St. in Professional Archaeology will subsume his or her postgraduate diploma, successful completion of which is a condition of entry to the M.St.'

(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Continuing Education

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 928, delete ll. 14–39 and substitute:

`Professional Archaeology

1. Course

(a) The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes in the theory and practice of professional archaeology, together with four periods of practical experience each of three months in approved professional archaeological agencies. The course may be taken full-time in one year or on a part-time basis over a period not exceeding three years.

(b) The subjects of the course of study will cover topics relevant to professional archaeology, details of which will be published annually.

2.Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) Submission of a portfolio of the practical work completed during placements, normally covering four major projects;

(b) Submission of five written assisgnments not exceeding 2,500 words in length;

(c) Participation in a minimum of eight tutorials;

(d) A critical report, not exceeding 2,000 words in length on each of ten modules specified in the schedule below at which attendance is compulsory;

(e) Submission of assessments by tutors on written assignments under

(b) and by placement officers on practical work under (a). The portfolio under (a), the five assignments under (b), the critical report under (c), and assessments under (e) shall be forwarded to the examiners, c/o the Registry, Department for Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for consideration, by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates, tutors, and project directors.

3. Candidates will be expected to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies unless dispensed by the examiners.

4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.

5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the portfolio under 2(a), the five written assignments under 2(b), and the critical reports under 2(d) may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.

SCHEDULE

(i) Candidates are required to attend the following modules:

(i) induction course (four days)

(ii) survey (five days)

(iii) photography (two days)

(iv) conservation (two days)

(v) health and safety (two days)

(II) Candidates are required to attend five module courses, each of either one or two days, chosen from a schedule published annually at the start of the academic year.'

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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

C. GIBB, Magdalen: `Religion, politics, and gender in Harar, Ethiopia'.
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Friday, 24 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.J. Parkin, N.S.S. Lindisfarne.

 

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Biological Sciences

L. CHAKRABARTI, Green College: `Molecular studies of the fraxe fragile site associated with mental retardation'.
Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Monday, 16 December, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: M. Farrall, K.J. Johnson.

S. FRANCIS, Wolfson: `Early stages in the germination of barley powdery mildew conidia'.
St Catherine's, Friday, 20 December, 10 a.m.
Examiners: N.J. Talbot, B.E. Juniper.

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Clinical Medicine

J.D. SHEARMAN, Green College: `The molecular genetics of haemochromatosis'.
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Wednesday, 18 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Bomford, P.C. Harris.

 

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English Language and Literature

M. BEN-NAFTALI, St John's: `The crying game: Lyotard, Derrida, Levinas, and thought "after Auschwitz"'.
Wadham, Friday, 20 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: S. Critchley, R.J.C. Young.

A.E. MCGOVERN-MOURON, Lincoln: `An edition of The Desert of Religion'.
University, Friday, 10 January, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: E.H. Cooper, S.S. Hussey.

 

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Music

M. NAWROCKA-COLQUHOUN, St Hilda's: `The idea of musical expression in British aesthetics 1700–1830'.
Faculty of Music, Tuesday, 7 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: R.A. Rasch, P.R. Franklin.

 

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Physical Sciences

R.D. DARYANANI, University: `Potential distribution around dust particles in plasmas'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Tuesday, 14 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.S. Wark, R. Bingham.

S.I. FARAHAT, Wolfson: `Electron energy distribution functions in radio-frequency discharges'.
Department of Engineering Science, Friday, 20 December, 11 a.m.
Examiners: A.M. Howatson, A.D.R. Phelps.

D. HEPWORTH, Linacre: `The development of a hydroxylamine chiral auxiliary'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Friday, 20 December, 10 a.m.
Examiners: D.W. Knight, D.M. Hodgson.

ZHI XIN LI, University: `Neutron reflection from interfaces'.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Wednesday, 18 December, 1.30 p.m.
Examiners: R.M. Richardson, K.A. McLauchlan.

C.H. MACKINNON, New College: `Studies on a-ketoisocaproate dioxygenase'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Friday, 13 December, 10 a.m.
Examiners: D.H.G. Crout, J.D. Sutherland.

A.L. NAIRAC, Hertford: `An analogue visual velocity sensor for robot navigation'.
Department of Engineering Science, Thursday, 19 December, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: W.P. Heath, P.G. Probert.

J.K. ROBINSON, Hertford: `Bio-organic studies on proline 4-hydroxylase'.
New Chemistry Laboratory, Monday, 23 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: C.V. Robinson, F.N.R. Thomas.

G. TAYLOR, St John's: `New developments in mono- and binuclear metallocene chemistry'.
Jesus, Friday, 10 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: F.G.N. Cloke, A.J. Downs.

XUEFENG YAN, St Catherine's: `Studies on N-cyclopentadienyl derivatives of early transition metals'.
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Tuesday, 17 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: V.C. Gibson, P.D. Beer.

 

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Physiological Sciences

S. FRANCE, St John's: `Some effects of early hearing loss on the function and connections of the ferret auditory cortex'.
Department of Physiology, Friday, 20 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.C. Brown, K. Fox.

P.E. MENELL, Magdalen: `Low-level auditory temporal coping in developmental dyslexia: neurophysiological and psychoacoustic evidence of dysfunction'.
Department of Physiology, Thursday, 9 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: B.S. Rosner, G.G.R. Green.

G.E. MORGAN, Jesus: `The transcriptional regulation of the gene for human clotting factor IX'.
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Friday, 10 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.R. Higgs, M. Parker.

B. SEDDON, Linacre: `The role of thymic and peripheral T cell subsets in the control of autoimmunity'.
Nuffield Department of Surgery, Tuesday, 14 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: K.J. Wood, G.W. Butcher.

 

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Social Studies

A.M. BARR, St Antony's: `Entrepreneurial networks and economic growth'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 16 January, 11 a.m.
Examiners: J.B. Knight, J. Gunning.

M.M.C. MESQUITA, St Peter's: `Determinants of the equilibrium exchange rate in the Brazilian economy'.
Queen Elizabeth House, Monday, 16 December, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: C.S. Adam, A.J. Wood.

C. PETSOULAS, Nuffield: `The idea of spontaneous order in the thought of F.A. Hayek and the Scottish Enlightenment'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 17 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.N. Gray, A. Gamble.

 

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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:

Social Studies

M. JENSEN, Linacre College: `Subnational mobilisation—towards a Europe of the regions?'.
Christ Church, Friday, 20 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: D.J. Hine, W.E. Paterson.

 

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

Contents of this section:

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OBITUARIES

Lincoln College

RICHARD SHELDON PRATT, 1 December 1996; commoner 1934–7. Aged 81.

Corrigendum

KEITH OLDHAM BUTTERFIELD, 23 October 1996; scholar 1951–4. Aged 65.

Note: this replaces the corresponding notice published in the Gazette of 28 November, p. 418.

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St Edmund Hall

JOHN MORPHEY DOUGLASS CAESAR, 10 July 1996; commoner 1938–9. Aged 81.

SIR CLAUDE JAMES HAYES, MA, 20 November 1996; commoner 1930–4. Aged 84.

THE REVD ROBERT ERNEST RAYNOR, 1996; commoner (Senior Status), 1936–8. Aged 82.

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St John's College

JOHN REEDER BLANDY, OBE, BA, DIP.ECON. AND POL.SCI., 15 November 1996; commoner 1927–31. Aged 86.

ALAN BERESFORD COOK, MA, DIP.ED., 16 October 1996; commoner and graduate 1925–9. Aged 95.

JOHN CHURCHILL BRODIE DATE, OBE, BA, 10 November 1996; open exhibitioner and Casberd Scholar 1932–5. Aged 83.

MILES ASHWORTH FLETCHER, BA, 4 May 1996; commoner 1949–53. Aged 67.

RICHARD MURPHEY GOODWIN, BA, B.LITT., 6 August 1996; Rhodes Scholar 1934–7. Aged 83.

ERIC WILLIAM HEATON, MA (DD Lambeth), 24 August 1996; Fellow, Chaplain, and Tutor in Theology 1960–74, Senior Tutor 1967–73, Honorary Fellow 1979–96. Aged 75.

CHARLES MARIUS CONSTANTINE HENDTLASS, MA, TD, 30 March 1996; Sir Thomas White Scholar 1931–5. Aged 83.

GEOFFREY ALAN HODGSON, MBE, MA, DM, FRCP, MRCS, TD, JP, 18 August 1996; commoner 1929–32. Aged 86.

WILLIAM LEONARD BOTTING LEESE, BM, MA, FRCP, 27 September 1996; commoner and graduate 1938-43. Aged 77.

WILLIAM HARWOOD LONG, MA, DIP. RURAL ECON., 28 November 1995; commoner and graduate 1921–4. Aged 93.

ABDUL MAJID SHAHID MAJID, MBE, MA, 16 May 1996; Colonial Office scholar 1946-50. Aged 79.

STUART PIGGOTT, CBE, FBA, FSA, FRSE, B.LITT., D.LITT. (HON. D.LITT. Edinburgh, HON. D.LITT. Columbia), 23 September 1996; graduate 1945–6, Honorary Fellow 1979–96. Aged 86.

CECIL CLAUDE PLUMB, 4 April 1996; graduate 1950–1. Aged 81.

EMRYS JAMES JOHN PRICE, MA, 19 November 1996; open exhibitioner and honorary scholar 1933–7. Aged 82.

WILFRID PYEMONT, 8 August 1996; commoner 1922–4. Aged 94.

JOHN GRAHAM RUTTAN, BCL, MA, 30 September 1996; commoner and graduate 1933–6. Aged 83.

JOHN ALEXANDER STACHNIEWSKI, MA, D.PHIL., 21 September 1996; commoner 1973–6, graduate 1976, Senior Scholar 1977–8. Aged 42.

PETER CHARLES NIGEL VAUGON, BA, 11 November 1996; graduate 1962–3. Aged 58.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE

Queen's College and Magdalen College

A Memorial Service for BERNARD WILLIAM GEORGE ROSE, OBE, MA, D.MUS. (MA, MUS.B. Cambridge), FRCO, formerly Fellow of Queen's College and of Magdalen College, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 1 February, in the chapel, Magdalen College.

Tea will be served in hall after the service.

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ELECTIONS

Magdalen College

To an Honorary Fellowship (with effect from 13 November 1996):

JULIAN BARNES

To a Waynflete Fellowship (with effect from 13 November 1996):

ANTONY HICHENS

To a Fellowship by Examination in Engineering (for three years from 1 January 1997):

M.A. ISARD, Wolfson College

To a Fellowship by Examination in Mathematics (for three years from 1 October 1997):

G.R. CARLYLE, St Hugh's College

To a Supernumerary Non-stipendiary Fellowship (with effect from 1 January 1997 until the earlier of (a) 30 September 1999 or (b) his ceasing to be a Visiting Professor in the Department of Engineering Science):

DR P. RAYNES (MA Cambridge), FRS

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St Hilda's College

To Instrumental/Vocal Scholarships:

PHILIPPA COLE, formerly of Lewes Tertiary College

ELAINE YEE LENG TEO, formerly of the United World College of the Adriatic

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Advertisements

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How to advertise in the Gazette

Terms and conditions of acceptance of advertisements

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Lecture

Oxford Asian Textile Group: Stephanie Bunn will lecture on `Central Asian felt from Kyrgyzstan', at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 December, in the Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre, 64 Banbury Road (opposite Gee's Restaurant). Visitors welcome; admission £1. Tel. for further details: Oxford 554281 or (2)78076.

 

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Tuition Offered

English language. Academic writing, grammar, pronunciation, etc., flexible timetables including evenings, Saturdays. Conversation hour, Cambridge exams., general English are best value in Oxford. Writing up? Private tuition available with experienced tutors. Free test/advice from the Director of Studies Mon.--Fri. 1--5 p.m. Oxford Language Training, 9 Blue Boar Street (off St Aldate's by Christ Church), Oxford. Tel. Oxford 205077, e-mail: OLT@dial.pipex.com.

 

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Retail Services

The Ashmolean Museum Shop: extended hours in Dec. (until 22 Dec.), in line with Café opening hours: 10 a.m.--5 p.m. weekdays inc. Sat.; Sun. 2--5 p.m.; Mon. 16 Dec., open all day. The shop stocks Christmas cards (inc. charity cards), calendars, diaries, gift-wrap, books for all ages, jewellery, and general giftware. Reopens after Christmas on 28 Dec. Tel.: Oxford (2)78010, fax: (2)78018.

Bodleian shop: new `Arts End' gift-wrap for books, 75 pence; jolly animal woodcuts boxed rubber-stamps set, from early children's books, £14.95; medieval cats `post-it' notes, £2.99; and of course our new Christmas cards. Open 9 a.m.--6 p.m. Mon.--Fri., 9 a.m.--12.30 p.m. Sat.

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: come Christmas shopping in the Museum. We've got lots of unusual gifts for adults and children, inc. a brand-new selection of amethyst geodes, carved Chinese fluorite, marble candle-holders, natural stone ornaments, fossils, minerals, and sterling silver jewellery. Open Mon.--Sat., 12 noon--5 p.m.; admission free (closed 21--9 Dec. inc.).

Ginge Brook Pottery, 23rd annual exhibition. Genuine craftwork for Christmas: pottery, woodwork, watercolours, jewellery, quilts, rocks, etc.; all at the Mill, Mill Lane, East Hendred, near Wantage. Open Fri., Sat., Sun., 11 a.m.--6 p.m., 15 Nov.--22 Dec. Tel.: 01235 833484.

 

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Services Offered

Editing service offered by local Oxford social studies D.Phil., formerly on national financial daily. Also experienced copy-editor of longer manuscripts. Can convert abstruse or clumsy language into clear, elegant writing. Economics, history, politics, sociology refined. Tel.: 01993 832092, e-mail: 100555.132@compuserve.com.

Oriental rugs update: we have increased our range of top-quality Eastern hand-knotted woollen rugs, runners, carpets, and floor-cushions plus kilims, silks and antique pieces. Recently arrived are contemporary Turkish Kars rugs and mini-carpets with antique Caucasian designs realised in light pastel colours to suit modern interiors. Also some 1920s Old Chinese small rugs in timeless blue-on-blue and blue-and-white. In transit from Iran are older Persian tribal and village rugs and runners 25--60 years and ageing gracefully. Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UL. Visit without notice in business hours, 10 a.m.- -6 p.m., Mon.--Sat. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

Anthony Reid, furniture designer and maker. Beautiful hand-crafted furniture made and designed by an experienced and qualified craftsman. All furniture is made from sustainable timber, predominantly English hardwoods. Commissions taken on free-standing and fitted furniture. Free home consultation available to discuss your personal design requirements. Clients are welcome to visit my workshop to see example pieces and experience the craft environment. Tel.: 01844 218929.

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

A La Carte? Finders Keepers' latest idea to enhance service to their tenants. If you seek a property to rent, call us first. Our 24 Oxford staff are dedicated to offering exceptional service. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk); also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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

 

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Domestic Services

An Au Pair is required from the beginning of the new year by an academic family situated in North Oxford. Duties are to help generally in the house and to look after two children, aged 9 and 11, after school and in the holidays. Tel.: Oxford 512329 (after 6 p.m.).

 

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Situations Vacant

Small research institute requires part-time receptionist. Suit person finishing a D.Phil. thesis. Hours 9 a.m.–12 noon, Mon.–Fri., office work; 1–5 p.m. Mon.–Fri. and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Sat. free, subject to answering doorbell and telephone. Free lunch in institute's canteen. £100 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 558787 (before 2 p.m.).

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Houses to Let

Beautiful period family house in Old Kidlington (5 miles Oxford city centre); 4 bedrooms, bathroom, large farmhouse kitchen, large sitting-room, garden, c.h. Available mid-Jan. £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 513816 (office hours), or 842103 (evenings and weekends).

Osney Island---2-bed house available for 6 months. Fully furnished early Victorian house overlooking the Thames available Jan.--July; 5 minutes' walk to railway station and 10 minutes to city centre; 2 bedrooms (1 with en-suite bathroom), sitting-room, dining-room, kitchen, shower-room, study, garden. £650 p.c.m. plus bills (no council tax). Susanna Lob. Tel.: Oxford 722858.

Fully-furnished cottage in Wheatley, newly refurbished to a very high specification; c.h., d.g, burglar alarm, large garden; 3 bedrooms (double, twin, single), bathroom, 2 reception, dining-room and kitchen, utility room and outdoor w.c.; close to excellent primary school and good bus service. Available now. £800 p.c.m. (neg.) plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 875281.

Rent our home for Jan. (or part). In quiet street within walking distance of colleges and city centre. Sitting-room, large kitchen/dining-room, downstairs cloakroom, 2 bedrooms, bathroom and shower-room, garden, c.h. Professional couple/person preferred. Non-smoking; no pets or children. £700 for the month. Tel.: Oxford 512913.

Charming central North Oxford house, only one street from St Giles' and Radcliffe Infirmary. Just exended and refurbished to highest standards, luxuriously furnished. Two upstairs bedrooms, downstairs study or guest-room, living-room leading to large, light conservatory, dining-room/kitchen, basement study or bedroom; bathroom with shower and w.c. plus separate w.c.; pleasant garden; gas c.h.; fully carpeted; washing-machine, drier, dish-washer; burglar alarm system; 3 telephones; parking space at back of garden. Rent to include various services. £1,500 p.m. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

Finders Keepers, winners of the UK Best Letting and Management award for the second consecutive year, are dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to select accommodation. Up-dated, detailed information on the Internet, priority reservation system, welcome food pack, personal service, and much more---call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk); also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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

 

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Flats to Let

Summertown: spacious, newly-decorated flat to let; large lounge, 2 double bedrooms, breakfast kitchen, balcony and garage; fully furnished, electrical appliances, gas c.h. Suit professional or visiting family. £630 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554015 (evenings).

Available Jan., central Headington: spacious ground-floor 2-bed flat in pleasant private close; off-street parking; fully furnished, fitted kitchen, bathroom with garden to rear; very close to all hospitals. Professionals only. £575 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 68504.

Central North Oxford, basement flat with large bedsitting-room, large kitchen, shower room, c.h. Suit couple, non-smokers only. Available 1 Jan. £500 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 790640.

Large 1-bedroom flat close to city centre; very large south-facing sitting-room, double bedroom with extensive wardrobes, luxury kitchen with dish-washer, washing-machine, etc., bathroom, gas c.h. Available 1 Feb. £475 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 724840.

Beautiful, spacious, ground-floor flat in prestigious North Oxford. Suit on-smoking professional couple. Two double bedrooms, one with shower, bathroom, double drawing-room, modern kitchen, conservatory, large garden. Available Apr.--Oct. 1997. £1,400 p.m. Armitage, 9 Northmoor Road, Oxford OX2 6UW. Tel.: Oxford 558068.

 

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Accommodation Offered

Tenant wanted to share charming central North Oxford house, opposite St Antony's---near Radcliffe Infirmary and 5 minutes' walk from St Giles'; designed by an architect in the Regency style and refurbished to the highest standards with d.g., conservatory, courtyard garden, bathroom, shower-room, off-street parking; all mod. cons., e.g. dish- washer, washing-machine, microwave, and gas c.h. References required. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 872575.

Four-bedroom house in east Oxford to share with Continental academic in her thirties; recently modernised; gas c.h. and all mod. cons.; new bathroom and shower; some original features; all rooms modernly decorated; your bedroom and separate study overlook the garden. Available early Jan. £70 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 724178.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the comfortable home of a semi- retired academic couple in leafy, exclusive central North Oxford. Within easy walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, excellent pubs and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwaves. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 557879.

 

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Accommodation offered to rent or exchange

Oxford--Berkeley house exchange: attractive family house in convenient location offered in exchange for similar in Berkeley area, July--Dec. 1997; 3 bedrooms, all appliances, south-facing garden; non-smokers; car exchange possible. Tel.: Oxford 726919, e-mail: p.haves@lboro.ac.uk.

 

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Accommodation available for the elderly

The Abbeyfield Oxford Society has vacancies in two houses providing accommodation and care for elderly people. Apply: the Secretary, Arthur Garrard House, 288 Iffley Road, OX4 4EA. Tel.: Oxford 790439.

 

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Accommodation Sought

d'Overbroeck's is now looking for more good family and self- catering accommodation from Jan. for A-level students. Excellent rates and efficient service. Please telephone if you think you can help or would like more information. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

University lecturer/fellow of St Antony's College seeks 1--2- bedroom flat in central Oxford from Jan. for at least one term. Currently on sabbatical in California. Tel.: 00 1 310 394 5597, e- mail: awyatt@bcf.usc.edu.

Professional family (university employees) seeks 3-bed house to rent in North/central Oxford from mid-Dec. for approx. 6 months while completing house purchase. Non-smokers, animal lovers, and keen gardeners. Do you have a house (and pets) that need looking after while you are away for several months? Excellent references available. Tel.: Oxford 512067.

Political scientist visiting from Germany with spouse and two small children seeks furnished house or flat to rent, beginning Jan./Feb. for 9 or 10 months. Must be near the University. Hebert Dittgen. Tel. (USA): 619 550 0345, fax: 619 534 6447, e-mail: hdittgen@weber.ucsd.edu.

Mature professional seeks 1/2-bedroom flat or house, in North Oxford, from Jan.; unfurnished or will house-sit. Tel.: Oxford 514488 (evenings).

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

 

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Holiday Lets

Charming terrace house in Southwold (conservation area) available for short and longer lets. Sleeps 4 plus. Seconds from sea; fine views. Low rental to careful tenants. Tel.: Oxford 513464 (after 7.30 p.m.).

Black Mountains, Wales: to let Sat.--Sat., for Christmas week, the New Year, and throughout 1997: comfortable, well-furnished stone cottage on mountainside; splendid views; secluded garden. Reasonable rates, varying with time of year, for considerate holidayamakers who will respect adjoining farmland. Central solid-fuel heating, also electric heaters. Downstairs sitting-room with sofa-bed, bathroom/w.c., fully-equipped kitchen/dining-room, sun-room; upstairs sitting-room/study with double bed, 2 other double bedrooms. Apply (a) Thomas Braun, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD; (b) Andy Philpott. (a) Tel.: Oxford (2)76328, (b) 01509 233833 (answer-phone).

Provence: luxury 3-bedroom apartment in 17th-c. château. Swimming-pool, tennis, river, lakes, sailing, wind-surfing, fishing, wonderful walking in magnificent scenery. Near Lac de St Croix and Gorge du Verdon. Year-round lets (heating, log fires, driveable skiing). Wonderful sabbatical retreat. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

 

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Flat for Sale

Ritchie Court, North Oxford: spacious south-facing studio flat in co-ownership housing scheme for sale; living area approx. 16 by 12 ft., bed recess 9 by 9 ft., inc. fitted wardrobes, fitted kitchen 9 by 9 ft., hall, bathroom, walk-in cupboard. Facilities inc. restaurant, guest rooms, and laundry. Tel.: Oxford 510334.

 

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Diary

Contents of this section:

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

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

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Friday 13 December

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Writing research papers, abstracts, and posters', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Eighteenth-century paintings: the "Grand Tour" ', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Monday 16 December

DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION seminar: `Bioscience, innovation, and patents', Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 2–5 p.m. (Free admission to graduate students in relevant disciplines. Prior registration necessary: e- mail Dominic.wynn@conted.ox.ac.uk.)

 

 

 

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Tuesday 17 December

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

MICHAELMAS TERM ends.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The arts of Byzantium', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

 

 

 

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Friday 20 December

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

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Saturday, 21 December

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (reopen 2 January).

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 2 January).

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Monday 23 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 28 December).

ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery closed (reopens 2 January).

COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 6 January, mornings only; usual hours from 13 January).

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Tuesday 24 December

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION library (reopens 2 January).

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Tuesday 31 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Dressing for warmth', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Wednesday 1 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (today only).

 

 

 

 

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Friday 3 January

DR H. CLIFFORD: `Oxford college silver' (Ashmolean Museum: Sir David Piper New Year Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Taylor Institution, 11 a.m. (admission free).

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Saturday 4 January

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children: `Cat's-cradles from around the world', 2 p.m. (telephone for information: (2)70927).

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Monday 6 January

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board elections, 30 January (three ordinary members): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 7 January

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

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Friday 10 January

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

 

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Tuesday 14 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINARS: (1) `Lecturing skills practice— general', 9.30 a.m.; (2) `Lecturing skills practice—sciences', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 16 January

 

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

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Saturday, 18 January

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE: `The musical world of Jane Austen' (an evening of words and music), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 6.30 p.m. (tickets, inc. dinner, £30, from St Anne's Development Office: tel./fax (2)74852).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday 19 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 20 January

CONGREGATION elections, 13 February: nominations by two members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 21 January

SOCIALS STUDIES Faculty Board election, 30 January (three ordinary members): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Wednesday 22 January

DR G. DICKSON: `Medieval enthusiasm, a chapter in the history of charismatic Christianity' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Medieval Pentecostalism—the tradition of charismatic Christian enthusiasm in Western Europe, c.1000–1500'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. BOMFORD: `Material paintings: limits of deduction' (Slade Lectures: `Art and uncertainty: technical studies, art history, and conservation'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 23 January

DR D. SHOTTON: `Seeing the invisible' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: the renaissance in optical microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

PROFESSOR MAX PERUTZ and Professor Nicholas Maxwell: `Is science properly suited to resolve contemporary ecological dilemmas?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society `Head to Head' debates), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Friday 24 January

DR D. SHOTTON: `Seeing molecules' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: the renaissance in optical microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: ` "Citizens and strangers": the language of citizenship since the late nineteenth century' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. MARQUAND: `Political theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Monday 27 January

CONGREGATION elections, 13 February: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 28 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Management skills for research team leaders—dealing with conflict and negotiation', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

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Wednesday 29 January

DR G. DICKSON: `Chronology, geography, typology of medieval revivalism' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Medieval Pentecostalism—the tradition of charismatic Christian enthusiasm in Western Europe, c.1000–1500'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. BOMFORD: ` "The Invention of Painting in Oyle" ' (Slade Lectures: `Art and uncertainty: technical studies, art history, and conservation'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. GALLAGHER: `Discordant canons: medieval canon law and canonists in the East and in the West' (first of six Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Lecture Room, Campion Hall, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 30 January

DR O. KOLOSOV: `Seeing in the darkness' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: acoustic microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

T. GARTON ASH: `Trials, purges, and history lessons: treating the Communist past in Germany and the new democracies of Central Europe' (Modern History Faculty: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. STRATHERN: `Environments within: an ethnographic commentary on scale' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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