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<br /><br /><br /><title><br /> Oxford University Gazette, 12 February 1998: University Acts<br />

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CONGREGATION 9 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
9
February.

Text of Special Resolution

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

ELIZABETH ANNE CHAPMAN, MA status, Somerville College

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

ANNA MARGARET ROSSLYN CARRDUS, Exeter College

ELIZABETH ANNE LINTON, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and
Gynaecology

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2 Register of Congregation

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

Carrdus, A.M.R., MA status, Exeter

Cooper, B.C., MA, D.Phil., Nuffield

Hitchcock, R.J.I., BM, MA, Magdalen

Linton, E.A., MA status, Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and
Gynaecology

Morgan, L.W.G., MA, Brasenose

Pazos Alonso, C., MA, D.Phil., Wadham

Pitkethly, R.H., MA, D.Phil., Templeton

Robinson, T.P., MA, Linacre

Russell, P., MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., Jesus

Tuck, J.P., MA, Wolfson

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CONGREGATION 10 February


1 Declaration of approval of unopposed
Statute promulgated on 20 January

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor
declared the Statute clarifying which persons have the authority
on
behalf of the University to dismiss academic-related staff
approved.

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2 Promulgation of Statute

A form of Statute was promulgated. No notice of opposition having
been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the preamble carried of
the
proposed Statute establishing a second Professorship of Economics
in
place of the Directorship of the Institute of Economics and
Statistics.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 12 February 1998: University<br /> Agenda<br />

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CONGREGATION 16 February


Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be
approved at noon on 16 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. v, 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:

THELMA MARY HOLT, St Catherine's College

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CONGREGATION

10 March 2 p.m.

17 March 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that
written notice of any proposed amendment to, or intention
to vote against, the following general resolution, signed
by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to
the Registrar by noon on Monday, 2 March (see the Guide
to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the
end of `University Agenda').


Debates on General Resolution
concerning the Report of the Commission of Inquiry

Explanatory note

The Report of the Commission of Inquiry under the
chairmanship of the Principal of Jesus College has
recently been published, and copies have been distributed
to all members of Congregation. Council and the General
Board have agreed that Congregation should be given an
early opportunity to discuss the report in general terms.

Council and the General Board have also agreed that
there are two key issues in the report which require
early attention. These are Chapters 4–6 on
university governance and Chapter 7 on academic
appointments. Council and the Board have set up a joint
working party to give initial consideration to Chapters
4--6 (comprising Mr Vice-Chancellor, the Chairman of the
General Board, the Principal of Linacre, the Principal of
St Anne's, Professor R.J. Cashmore, Dr K.A. Fleming,
Professor A.S. Goudie, and Dr R.C.S. Walker), and have
agreed that there should be a joint working party between
the General Board and the colleges (under the
chairmanship of the Chairman of the Board) to give
initial consideration to Chapter 7. The first
Congregation debates on the report will be held on the
Tuesdays of Eighth and Ninth Weeks, 10 and 17 March, and
it is the intention that these debates should inform the
discussions of the two working parties.

In order to give some structure to the debates, that
on 10 March will be primarily devoted
to:

(a) Chapter 3 (objectives, structure, size
and shape);

(b) Chapters 4--6 (governance); and

(c) Chapter 12 (resources in the collegiate
University).

That on 17 March will be primarily
devoted to:

(a) Chapter 7 (academic appointments);

(b) Chapters 8--10 (teaching and learning
with specific regard to quality assurance, undergraduate
education, and graduate education); and

(c) Chapter 11 (the organisation of
research).

Mr Vice-Chancellor intends to limit each meeting to
two and a half hours, and asks each speaker to restrict
his or her remarks to a maximum length of five minutes.

Members of Congregation who wish to speak in
these debates are asked in so far as possible to let Mr
Vice-Chancellor know of that, by at latest the Thursday
of the week before the meeting concerned, and to inform
him of the particular topics which they wish to address.
Any member of Congregation will, however, be free to
speak, whether or not such notice has been
given.

The report covers many important issues, which will
involve wide consultation within the University,
including a range of university committees, faculty
boards, departments, the Conference of Colleges, the
Committee of Senior Tutors, the Estates Bursars'
Committee, and others. Informed by the discussion on 17
March, the General Board will consider the substance of
the recommendations in the report on teaching and
learning (Chapters 8–10) and on the organisation and
support of research (Chapter 11) under its existing
processes, pending decisions on the possible
establishment of new arrangements for governance. It is
recognised that faculty boards and departments are
heavily engaged during Hilary Term in a major exercise of
academic planning, and Council and the General Board have
decided that it would therefore be better for them to be
consulted in Trinity Term. The issues raised in Chapter
12 (resources in the collegiate University) are being
referred to the Conference of Colleges in the first
instance, and the College Accounts and College
Contributions Committees will also need to be involved in
further consultation. In general the major process of
consultation with colleges and all relevant bodies within
the University will take place during Trinity Term. It is
the expectation of Council and the General Board that the
first major proposed changes in legislation will be
drafted for consideration by Congregation during
Michaelmas Term 1998. All changes in university
legislation are subject, either explicitly or implicitly,
to the approval of Congregation.

Any members of Congregation (or other members
of the University or members of staff of the University)
wishing to comment in writing on any aspect of the report
of the Commission, and especially on the chapters which
are the subject of initial consultations, i.e. governance
and academic appointments, are invited to send their
views to Mr Vice-Chancellor.

The general resolution set out below asks Congregation
to take note of the report of the Commission. This is a
`technical' device to enable the debates on 10 and 17
March to be held. The intention is that there should be a
free and wide-ranging discussion of the issues raised in
the report.

Text of General Resolution

That this House take note of the Report of the Commission
of Inquiry.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 12 February 1998: Notices<br />

Notices


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LAUDIAN PROFESSORSHIP OF ARABIC

GERARD JAN HENK VAN GELDER (kandidaatsexamen, Amsterdam,
doctoraal examen,
Leiden and Amsterdam, PH.D. Leiden), Senior Lecturer in Arabic,
Department
of Languages and Cultures of the Middle East, University of
Groningen, has
been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October
1998.

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

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APPOINTMENT OF ACTING REGISTRAR

Mr Vice-Chancellor has designated P.W. JONES, MA, Fellow of Green
College,
Deputy Registrar (Administration), as Acting Registrar for the
period from
1 April 1998 until 30 June 1998.

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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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BODLEIAN LIBRARY


Closure of Duke Humfrey's Library

As previously advertised, Duke Humfrey's Library will close from
the
beginning of September 1998 for major repair and renovation. It
is
anticipated that it will reopen early in July 1999.

Throughout the closure, alternative provision will be made in
the north
range of the Upper Reading Room for the consultation of original
materials
normally read in Duke Humfrey's, and existing microfilms of rare
books and
manuscripts will be made available in the Schola Astronomiae (in
the
south-east corner of the Old Schools quadrangle).

Inevitably, however, facilities throughout the Old Library
will be
under very great pressure, and readers are requested to bear this
in mind
when planning their use of the Library and its collections
between
September 1998 and June 1999. The Library regrets the
inconvenience caused
by this essential work on its oldest building.

Further details about the closure, the alternative
arrangements, and
the restriction on facilities can be obtained from William
Hodges,
Superintendent of Duke Humfrey's (telephone: (2)77150, e-mail:
william.hodges@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Advance notice is hereby given that the closure of Duke
Humfrey's
represents the first stage of work in the Old Library.
Renovations and
improvements to facilities in the Upper and Lower Reading Rooms
will be
undertaken in the period up to 2001.

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OXFORD ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY
TEACHERS


Restriction on vehicle parking

From 14 March 1998, any unauthorised vehicles parked in the
parking space
of the Oxford Association of University Teachers (AUT), New
Barnett House,
28 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford, will be wheel-clamped. There
will be
a £30 charge for release.




<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 12 February 1998: Lectures<br />

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Diabetes Research Laboratories: Clinical Endocrine
and Metabolic Meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on
Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College. Details
of the 11 March meeting will be announced later.

DR W. LEDGER

25 Feb.: `Polycystic ovary syndrome.'

DR D. PHILLIPS, Southampton General Hospital

4 Mar.: `The Barker/Hales Hypothesis
1998.'

DR H. COLHOUN, University College, London

18 Mar.: `Diabetes: an epidemiological
perspective.'

PROFESSOR SIR PHILIP RANDLE

25 Mar.: `Glucose fatty acid cycle after
thirty-five years.'

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Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures, Trinity Term

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

DR F. COWAN, Imperial College School of Medicine

3 Apr.: `Magnetic resonance imaging of
the preterm brain—a review of current
developments.'

DR D. STEVENS, Gloucestershire Royal Hospital

15 May: `Neurology services in the
twenty-first century.'

DR J. LAND, the National Hospital

12 June: `The mitochondrial electron
transport chain, the final common target in
neurodegenerative disease?'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Philosophy of Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on the
days shown in the Philosophy Centre. Unless otherwise
indicated they will take place on Mondays, in the Ryle
Room.

Conveners: G. Bacciagaluppi, H.R. Brown, S.W.
Saunders.

DR S. BRAUNSTEIN, Bangor

Thur. 12 Feb., Lecture Room:
`Teleportation of continuous variables.'

DR L. HARDY

16 Feb.: `Quantum teleportation: theory,
experiment, and interpretation.'

DR HASOK CHANG, University College, London

23 Feb.: `Breaking the spell of the
quantum measurement formalism.'

PROFESSOR M. GHINS, Louvain-la-Neuve

Tue. 24 Feb.: `Kuhn's antirealism.'

DR A. EKERT

2 Mar.: `From multiparticle interference
to quantum computing.'

PROFESSOR C. ISHAM, Imperial College, London

Tue. 10 Mar.: `The topos logic of
quantum theory.'

PROFESSOR A. SUDBERY, York

16 Mar.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR G. FLEMING, Penn State

23 Mar.: `Perspectives on the vacuum:
Reeh-Schlieder meet Newton–Wigner (as
Rindler–Unruh observe).'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES, MODERN
HISTORY

PROFESSOR BRIAN BOSWORTH, Professor of Classics and
Ancient History, University of Western Australia, and
Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, will lecture at 5
p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius
Professor of Modern History, and R.C.T. Parker, MA,
D.Phil., Wykehan Professor of Ancient History.

Subject: `A tale of two empires:
Hernán Cortés and Alexander the Great.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate seminar in Spanish studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays
in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso
XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and The Revd C.P.
Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

J. DOCE

17 Feb.: `The influence of British
poetry on contemporary Spanish Peninsular poets.'

M. MURPHY

24 Feb.
: `Captain John Stevens
(c.1660-1726), Jacobite Hispanist.'

DR J. EDWARDS

3 Mar.: `Kindred spirits? Alfonso de
Valdés and Philipp Melanchton at the Diet of
Augsburg.'

MS K. KENNEDY

10 Mar.: `Printing out authorship:
images of Alfonso X.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Modern European Jewish History Seminar, Trinity Term

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on
Mondays in Trinity Term in the European Studies Centre
(70 Woodstock Road), St Antony's College.

DR M. BERKOWITZ, University College, London

27 Apr.: `The Jewish self-image in the
west, 1881–1948.'

PROFESSOR D. CESARANI, Institute of Contemporary History
and University of Southampton

11 May: `Arthur Koestler and the Jewish
Question.'

DR D. FELDMAN, Birkbeck College, London

18 May: `Jews and the state in Britain,
1830–1930.'

E. PEDERSEN

25 May: `German Jewish identity in
exile, 1933–45: the case of Henry William
Katz.'

DR A. KUSHNER, Southampton

1 June: `Politics and the memory of the
Holocaust.'

PROFESSOR M. GALCHINSKY, Millsaps College

8 June: `Engendering liberal Jews:
Jewish women in Victorian England.'

DR D. ARIELI-HOROWITZ, Tel Aviv

15 June: `The Jew as "destroyer of
culture" in Nazi ideology.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Medieval Studies Seminar: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays
in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute. Those wishing
to attend are asked to note the change of speaker and
subject for the 24 February meeting.

Conveners: J.S. Meisami, MA, University
Lecturer in Persian, and W.L. Treadwell, MA, Samir Shamma
Lecturer in Islamic Numismatics.

DR S. CANBY, British Museum

17 Feb.: `The Turcoman prelude to
Safavid paintings.'

DR H. KENNEDY, St Andrews

24 Feb.: `The archaeology of the Abbasid
Revolution.'

PROFESSOR W. AL-QADI, Chicago

3 Mar.: `Early Arabic letters: the
evidence of the papyri.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR PAUL M. SNIDERMAN, Stanford, will lecture at 5
p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Large Lecture Room,
Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor
of American Government.

Subject: `Social justice as a race-neutral
idea in postwar American politics.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on
Mondays in the Said Business School, the Radcliffe
Infirmary. The administrator of the series is Elaine
Durham, Said Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford
OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail:
elaine.durham@obs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Alexander Ljunqvist (Said Business
School), Hyun Shin (Economics), and Paul Wilmott
(Mathematics).

R. KRAINER, Wisconsin–Madison

16 Feb.: `Corporate governance and
business cycles in the G-7 countries: do institutions
really matter?'

A. NEUBERGER, London Business School

23 Feb.: `Rational bounds on prices of
exotic options.'

S. HURN

2 Mar.: `Estimating the parameters of
stochastic differential equations.'

G. HUBBARD, Columbia

9 Mar.: `Are dividend taxes and
imputation credits capitalised into share values?'

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P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting 1998

Intangible (intellectual) capital: measurement,
valuation, and reporting issues

PROFESSOR BARUCH LEY, New York University, will deliver
the P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting at the times shown
below in the Department for Continuing Education. Each
lecture will be followed by a one-and-a-half-hour
discussion period.

Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Deborah
Lisburne of the Said Business School (telephone: Oxford
228521, e-mail: Deborah.Lisburne@obs.ox.ac.uk). A
detailed synopsis of each lecture is available on
request.

Wed. 18 Mar., 9 a.m.: `Intangibles---the
evidence: cost--benefit relationships and capital
market consequences.'

Wed. 18 Mar., 2 p.m.: `Intangibles---the
harms: private and social adverse effects of the
deficient public disclosure about intangible
investments.'

Thur. 19 Mar., 9 a.m.: `Intangibles---the
solutions: proposed changes in the measurement,
valuation, and reporting of intangibles.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY


Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR GERARD HUET, INRIA, France, will deliver the
Strachey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 February, in
the Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Building, the Computing
Laboratory.

Subject: `Prooflets: a general paradigm for
auto-certifiable mobile code and its implementation in
the Coq Proof Assistant.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE


F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture
1998

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON, Creative Writing Program,
Princeton University, will deliver the F.W. Bateson
Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in
the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Getting round: notes towards an
Ars Poetica.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE


Oxford Centre for the
Environment, Ethics, and Society

WOLFGANG SACHS, Wuppertal Institute for Climate,
Environment, and Energy, and Chair, Greenpeace, Germany,
will be the guest of the Centre at a public discussion to
be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the
Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield College. Further
information is available from the Administrator, OCEES,
Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone and fax:
Oxford (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansfield.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Greening the north: a blueprint for
ecology and equity.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Konrad Adenauer Lecture

PROFESSOR DR KURT BIEDENKOPF, MDL, Prime Minister of
Saxony, will deliver the Konrad Adenauer Lecture at 5
p.m. on Tuesday, 17 February, in the Examination Schools.
The meeting will be chaired by Sir Marrack Goulding,
Warden of St Antony's College.

Subject: `Germany's transformation after
unification: problems and achievements in the new federal
states.'

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European Studies Centre

The prospects for Economic and Monetary Union

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays
in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, St
Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor J. Hayward, Professor of
European Studies, and Dr M. Levitt, Barclays Bank.

DR LEVITT

17 Feb.: `Is sustainable monetary union
possible by 2002?'

PROFESSOR K. DYSON, Bradford

24 Feb.: `Reconciling French and German
objectives for EMU.'

PROFESSOR N. THYGESEN, Copenhagen

3 Mar.: `International monetary policy
co-ordination and the Euro.'

PROFESSOR C. GOODHART, LSE

10 Mar.: `Co-ordinating monetary and
fiscal policy.'

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Middle East Centre

The Friends of the Arab League and Middle East Centre
Special Lecture

H.E. ESMAT ABD AL-MEGUID, Secretary General, the League
of Arab States, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19
February, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's
College.

Subject: `Arab nationalism at the turn of the
century.'

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ST EDMUND HALL


Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

MARTIN BELL, MP, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial
Lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Friday, 13 February, in the
Examination Schools.

Subject: `Making a difference: the case for
principled journalism.'

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TRINITY COLLEGE


Richard Hillary Memorial
Lecture

VIKRAM SETH will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial
Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 January, in the St
Cross Building.

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WOLFSON COLLEGE


Wolfson College Lectures 1998

The idea of a university

The Wolfson College Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on
the following Tuesdays in the Hall, Wolfson College. The
lectures will be open to the public. Enquiries should be
directed to Oxford (2)74103.

R. JACKSON, MP

17 Feb.: `The universities, government,
and society.'

PROFESSOR C. BOOTH, formerly Vice-Chancellor, Oxford
Brookes University

24 Feb.: `The rise of the
"new" universities in Britain.'

PROFESSOR A. MACFARLANE, formerly Principal, Heriot Watt
University

3 Mar.: `Universities in a knowledge
economy: the impact of technology.'

SIR DAVID SMITH, President, Wolfson College; formerly
Principal, University of Edinburgh

10 Mar.: `The changing idea of a
university.'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR N. KIESSLING will lecture at the meeting of the
society to be held at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in
the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The library of Anthony Wood.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR J. WATTS will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 19
February, in the Lady Brodie Room, St Hilda's College.
Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are
welcome.

Subject: ` "The Policie in Christian
Remes": Bishop Russell's Parliamentary Sermons of
1483.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF
MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

ESTHER CAMERON, Archaeological Institute, will speak at
the meeting of the society to be held at 2.45 p.m. on
Saturday, 21 February, in the Wellcome Unit for the
History of Medicine. All are welcome to attend the
illustrated talk.

Subject: `Cuir bouilli: the
medieval technique of hardening leather.'

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FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

SIR JOHN JOHNSON, Director, Foreign Service Programme,
and TOM PAKENHAM will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26
February, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Tickets
are available from Rewley House.

Subject: `A walk in northern Ethiopia.'

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 12 February 1998: Grants and Funding<br />

Grants and Research Funding


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TRAPNELL FUND FOR ENVIRONMENTAL FIELD
RESEARCH IN AFRICA

Applications are invited for grants of up to approximately
£5,000 for support of field-based research concerned with
the African environment. The Trapnell Fund is not intended to
support research which is mainly anthropological or sociological
in nature. Applicants should be graduates of African or British
universities who have a working association with Oxford
University. Preference will be given to those who are, or will
be, working for a research degree of Oxford University, but
applicants holding postdoctoral positions would also be
considered. Applicants are required to provide the name of their
proposed supervisor if they are intending to study for a research
degree at Oxford. In other cases they should provide the name of
their proposed collaborator at Oxford. The closing date for
receipt of applications is 1 April (the closing date has been
extended beyond that given in an earlier announcement). Further
particulars may be obtained from Mrs Judith Brown, University
Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70213),
to whom applications should be sent.

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INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF JAPAN,
NIIGATA

The International University of Japan in Niigata is offering a
fully funded fellowship (fees, modest stipend, accommodation for
single person) for a graduating or recently graduated Oxford
student interested in obtaining an MBA (in international
business) in Japan. Language of instruction is English. For
details and application forms, please contact Dr B Powell,
Oriental Institute (
).

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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 12 February 1998: Examinations and Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards


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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1998

Honour Schools

Natural Science—Chemistry Part II: P.A. COX,
MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of New College

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Bachelor of Philosophy

Philosophy: D.R.P. WIGGINS, MA, Fellow of New
College (address: Philosophy Centre)

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Master of Philosophy

International Relations: Y.F. KHONG, MA, Fellow
of Nuffield

Qualifying Examination in Sociology: A.H. HALSEY,
MA, Fellow of Nuffield

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Master of Science

Biology (Integrative Bioscience): D.J. ROGERS,
MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Green College (address: Department of
Zoology)

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

Environmental Change and Management: J. BOARDMAN,
Keble (address: Environmental Change Unit)

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

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Master of Studies

Philosophy: D.R.P. WIGGINS, MA, Fellow of New
College (address: Philosophy Centre)

Theology: O.M.T. O'DONOVAN, MA, D.PHIL., Student
of Christ Church

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Postgraduate Diploma

European Studies: P.G.J. PULZER, MA, Fellow of All
Souls

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SCHEDULES OF LECTURES

Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores

The Board of the Faculty recommends that lectures should be given
at the following hours:

Monday       9      Greek History/Latin Literature
            10      Philosophy
            11      Roman History/Greek Literature
            12      Archaeology/Philosophy
            5--7    Free

Tuesday      9      Archaeology
            10      Philosophy
            11      Literature
            12      History
            5--7    Free

Wednesday    9      Roman History/Greek Literature
            10      Philosophy
            11      Latin Literature/Greek History
            12      Archaeology/Philosophy
            5--7    Free

Thursday     9      Literature
            10      Philosophy
            11      Greek History/Latin Literature
            12      Archaeology
            5--7    Free

Friday       9      History
            10      Philosophy
            11      Roman History/Greek Literature
            12      Archaeology/Philosophy
            5--7    Free

Sub-faculty of Languages and Literature

It is recommended that lectures for Honour Moderations should be
given at the following hours whenever possible:

Homer               11 (Wednesdays, Fridays)
Virgil              11 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
Greek Authors       12 (Mondays, Wednesdays)
Latin Authors       11 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
Language Papers     10 (Fridays)
A                   11 (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, TT;      
                     Mondays, Wednesdays, MT, HT)
C                   10 (Mondays, Wednesdays)
D                   10 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
E                   12
F                   12 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, HT, TT);
                    11 and 12 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, MT)

Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Timetable of introductory or survey lectures

The Board of the Faculty recommends that lectures should be given
at the following hours:

Monday      10      French
            11      German
            12      German
Tuesday      9      Italian
            10      Spanish
            11      Italian 
            12      Spanish
Wednesday    9      Russian
            10      French
            11      Linguistics
            12      Linguistics
Thursday     9      Spanish
            10      Russian
            11      Russian
            12      Italian
Friday      10      French
            11      German
            12      Linguistics

Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

The Board of the Faculty recommends that:

(a) lectures for the Preliminary Examination for
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics should be given at the
following times:

Politics    10
Economics   11
Philosophy  12 noon (or a 10 o'clock period not occupied by    
            Politics);

(b) courses of introductory lectures and lectures on
compulsory subjects for undergraduates in their first three or
four terms of work for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics,
and Economics should normally be given at the following times:

Politics    12 
Economics   11
Philosophy  10

Board of the Faculty of Theology

To avoid clashes with Philosophy lectures members of the faculty
are asked not to offer Theology lectures of interest to those
reading for the Joint Honour School of Philosophy and Theology
at the following times:

Preliminary Examination

Monday to Saturday 12

Honour School

Monday 10 and 12

Tuesday 10

Wednesday 10 and 12

Thursday 10

Friday 10 and 12

Saturday 10

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR
OF MEDICINE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave
TO T.S. O'BRIEN, University, to supplicate for the
Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled:

`Angiogenesis in bladder cancer'.


The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted
leave
TO P.T. TEFLER, University, to supplicate for the
Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled:

`Clinical studies of hepatitis C virus infection in
haemophilic patients'.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR
OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Biological Sciences

A. PANNIFER, Hertford: `Structural studies on protein
tyrosine phosphatases'.

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Tuesday, 17 February, 2.30
p.m.


Examiners: L.N. Johnson, P.R. Evans.

XIAOQI WANG, St Hugh's: `Role of the PAT1 gene of S. cerevisiae
in genome stability'.

Institute of Molecular Medicine, Monday, 16 February,
11 a.m.


Examiners: C. Austin, B. Jakobsen.

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Literae Humaniores

S. SARTI, Wolfson: `Giampietro Campana (1808–80): the man
and his collection'.

Ashmolean Museum, Wednesday, 18 February, 10 a.m.


Examiners: A.G. Macgregor, F. Lissarrague.

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Modern History

J. CRESPO-MACLENNAN, St Antony's: `Political change and
Europeanism: the case of Spain's process of integration into the
European Community, 1957–85'.

St Antony's, Tuesday, 3 March, 10 a.m.


Examiners: R. Carr, A. Deighton.

P. ORTUNO-ANAYA, St Antony's: `European socialist parties and
trade unions and the Spanish transition from
dictatorship to democracy, 1959–77'.

Rewley House, Wednesday, 11 March, 2 p.m.


Examiners: T.C. Buchanan, P. Preston.

D. TZANAKI, St Antony's: `Gender and nationalism in the Hellenic
world, 1836–97'.

St Antony's, Monday, 16 February, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: C.W. Bracewell, J.K. Campbell.

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Oriental Studies

B.A. HAYKEL, Magdalen: `Order and righteousness: Muhammad Ali
Al-Shawkani and the nature of the Islamic state in Yemen'.

Examination Schools, Monday, 16 February, 3.30 p.m.


Examiners: R. Peters, J. Piscatori.

E. KENDALL, Pembroke: `Literature, journalism, and the
avant-garde: from Al-Hilal to Gallery 68 in Egypt'.

Oriental Institute, Monday, 16 March, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: P.G. Starkey, P.C. Sadgrove.

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Physical Sciences

A. HASSAN, Wolfson: `Studies on clavaminic acid synthase'.

New Chemistry Laboratory, Friday, 20 February, 10 a.m.


Examiners: C.V. Robinson, P. John.

V. KOSHI, St Anne's: `Radio planning for future mobile
communication networks'.

Department of Engineering Science, Friday, 27 February, 10.45
a.m.


Examiners: D.C. O'Brien, C. Constantinou.

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Social Studies

YAOJUN LI, Nuffield: `The service class—theoretical debate
and empirical value'.

Nuffield, Wednesday, 25 February, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: D. Gallie, D. Rose.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 12 February 1998: Colleges<br />

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


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OBITUARIES


Corpus Christi College

JOHN WILLIAM LORD, 12 December 1997; commoner
1953–6. Aged 64.

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PHILIP ALFRED STOCKIL, MA, 17 January 1998; commoner
1930–4. Aged 85.

EDWIN JOHN THOMPSON, 18 February 1997; commoner
1940–1. Aged 75.

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Magdalen College

ARTHUR EDWARD BALLOCH, 13 January 1998; commoner
1934–7. Aged 81.

JAMES LEES-MILNE, 28 December 1997; commoner
1928–31. Aged 89.

JAMES GARETH LONGHURST, 23 December 1997; commoner
1990–3. Aged 30.

OLIVER RONALD SMITH, 27 January 1998; commoner
1929–32. Aged 86.

SIR JOHN THOMSON, 2 January 1998; commoner
1926–9. Aged 89.

RHIDIAN FERGUS WOLFE UNGOED-THOMAS, 10 January 1998;
Michael Ashcroft Scholar 1960–3. Aged 55.

AUSTIN PRATT WHITAKER, 23 December 1997; demy
1925–9. Aged 90.

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St Edmund Hall

GEOFFREY MORTON MERCER, MA, 9 January 1997; commoner
1926–31. Aged 90.

NIGEL JOHN MORLEY, BA, 8 September 1997; commoner
1963–6. aged 53.

HERBERT ERNEST STANLEY WORME, BA, 26 December 1997;
commoner 1946–8. Aged 80.

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St Hugh's College

XANTHE VERONICA DALGLISH (née Ryder),
1 January 1998; commoner 1943–6. Aged 71.

ISABELLA WATERS (née Henderson), 12
December 1997; commoner 1929–32. Aged 86.

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ELECTIONS OF PROCTORS


Lady Margaret Hall

A meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 March,
in Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, for the purpose of
electing a Proctor for the proctorial year
1999–2000.

All members of Lady Margaret Hall entitled under the
university statute to vote (Tit. IX, Sect. vi, cl.
Statutes, 1997, p. 71), are hereby
invited to attend.

4 February 1998           BRIAN FALL
                                Principal

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Pembroke College

A meeting will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 11
March, in Broadgates Hall, Pembroke College, for the
purpose of electing a Proctor for the proctorial year
1999–2000.

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

4 February 1998           ROBERT STEVENS
                                Master

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ELECTION OF ASSESSOR


Nuffield College

A meeting will be held at 1.50 p.m. on Wednesday, 11
March, in the Senior Common Room, Nuffield College, for
the purpose of electing an Assessor for the proctorial
year 1999–2000.

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

9 February 1998           TONY ATKINSON
                                Warden

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ELECTIONS


Linacre College

To a Professorial Fellowship (with effect from 14
April 1998):

M. O'HANLON (PH.D. London), Director-
elect, Pitt Rivers Museum

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St Hugh's College

To an Honorary Fellowship:

THE RT. HON. BETTY
BOOTHROYD, HON. DCL, MP, Speaker of the House of Commons,
Chancellor, Open University

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NOTICES


Pembroke College


Appointment of Office
Administrator/Secretary

Pembroke College wishes to make an appointment to this key
administrative support role. The Office Administrator/Secretary
will report to the College Secretary and
be responsible for general secretarial and administrative
assistance within the various offices of the college.

The successful candidate will be expected to be familiar
with WordPerfect for Windows, and experience of Windows,
including Microsoft Office Professional,would be an advantage.

Further particulars and application forms can be
obtained from the Domestic Bursar, Pembroke College,
Oxford OX1 1DW (telephone: Oxford (2)76423). The
closing date for applications is 16 February.

Pembroke College is an equal opportunities employer.

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St Anne's College


Appointment of Principal's
Secretary/Personal Assistant

Applications are invited for the post of Principal's
Secretary/Personal Assistant. The job is varied and responsible,
requiring personal initiative, wide-ranging administrative
ability, experience of organising social events, and a
sympathetic approach to students. Speedy and accurate
audio-typing and word-processing skills are essential.

Experience of the University environment would be an
advantage.

The appointment is full-time, with a salary in the range
£13,491–£15,451, plus generous holiday entitlement
and pension scheme, and free lunches.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Principal, St
Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74820), to
whom applications should be sent, together with the names and
addresses of two referees, to arrive not laer than 27 February.

St Anne's College is an equal opportunities employer.

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St Antony's College (Asian Studies Centre)


Wai Seng Senior Research Scholarship

St Antony's College proposes to elect a Wai Seng Senior
Research Scholar in Asia–Pacific Studies with effect from
Michaelmas Term 1998. It is tenable at St Antony's College for
two years and is open to all matriculated students of Oxford
University working for a Doctor of Philosophy degree involving
the study of the Asia–Pacific. Preference will be given to
candidates whose research interests are
focused on China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan or on comparative Asian
studies involving one of these territories.

The scholarship will cover approved university and college fees
and will provide an annual maintenance of £6,700. If the
successful candidate is not a member of the college s/he will be
expected to move to St Antony's upon election to the scholarship.

Applications (five copies, or one only from those doing field
work overseas) should comprise: a letter including a statement,
no more than two pages in length, describing the research which
the candidate proposes to carry out if elected to the
scholarship; a curriculum vitae; an example of
written work, preferably a draft chapter of the candidate's
D.Phil. thesis and not more than 8,000 words.

Candidates should ask three referees, one of whom would
normally be their university supervisor, to provide, in
confidence, comments on their academic progress, thevalue of the
intended project, and other appropriate information to support
the application. Election, by a committee of the Asian Studies
Centre, will be made in Trinity Term. Applications (and
references) should be submitted to the Director of the Asian
Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF, not later
than Friday of the
Seventh Week in Hilary Term. There is no application form.

Each Wai Seng Senior Scholar will be expected to pursue his or
her studies under supervision, as the Management Committee of the
Asian Studies Centre may determine, and may be required to submit
a satisfactory report upon the work he or she has accomplished,
before receiving the final portion of the emoluments of the
scholarship. He or she will also be expected to attend seminars
and lectures organised by the Asian Studies Centre.

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St Cross College


Graduate Scholarships 1998–9

St Cross College offers the following scholarships for which
it invites applications from students intending to study for a
postgraduate degree in the University of
Oxford commencing in or including the academic year 1998–9.

Two Paula Soans O'Brian Scholarships,
unrestricted in subject area, with a value of £1,681 per
annum, normally tenable for between one and three years
coterminous with college fee liability though consideration will
be given to doctoral candidates in their fourth year for that
year alone. Applications should be received by 16 March. It is
intended to hold interviews in the week commencing 18 May.

Scholarships are awarded only after interview. Only in the most
exceptional circumstances is the college able to pay travel
expenses for interview.

Enquiries about the procedures for applying for a scholarship and
requests for application forms should be sent to the Tutor for
Admissions, St Cross College, Oxford OX1 3LZ.

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Emanoel Lee Junior Research Fellowship
(Medical)

St Cross College proposes to make an election to the
Emanoel Lee Junior Research Fellowship, tenable for three years
from 1 October 1998. The fellowship will be of the value of
£300 a year, together with common table rights (fives
lunches a week).

The fellowship is open to men and women medical graduates of any
university who have completed at least two years' work towards
a higher degree or a higher
medical qualification and are intending to engage in
research in the field of medical science.

Applications (marked Lee JRF) should include a full
curriulum vitae and the names of two referees and should be
addressed to the Master, St Cross College, Oxford OX1 3LZ. The
closing date for applications is 20 March. Applicants should ask
their referees to send references direct to the Master by that
date.

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Non-Stipendiary Junior Research
Fellowships

St Cross College invites applications for two non-stipendiary
Junior Research Fellowships tenable for three years from
1 October 1998. The fellowships will carry
common table
rights (fives lunches a week) and are open to men and women in
any academic discipline.

Applicants should be in the process of completing their doctoral
dissertations, 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 should include a full curriculum vitae,
a brief statement of research plans and the names of two referees
and should be addressed to the Master, St Cross College, Oxford
OX1 3LZ. The closing date for applications is 20 March.
Applicants should ask their referees to send references direct
to the Master by that date.

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St John's College


Fixed-term College Lecturership in
Engineering

Applications are invited from suitably qualified men and women
for a one-year, fixed-term Stipendiary College Lecturership in
Engineering with effect from 1 October 1998. The lecturer will
be required to teach for up to an average of six hours per week
in the areas of Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, and Mathematics
to undergraduates reading for Engineering Sciences and related
Schools.

The stipend will be up to £8,803 (pro rata on the
incremental scale of university lecturers, Pt. I–Pt. III),
and will be subject to revision in line with any general salary
increases, together with certain benefits and allowances. The
lecturer will have lunching rights and a teaching room in college
if one is available.

Further particulars are available from the Academic
Administrator, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP (fax:
Oxford (2)77435, e-mail: college.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk).
Applications (three copies) in letter form with details of
career, research, and publications, and the names of three
referees, should be sent to the Academic Administrator at the
above address no later than 27 February.

St John's College is committed to equal opportunities. The
college exists to support excellence in education and research.

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Somerville College


Tutorial Fellowship in Modern History

Somerville College proposes to elect a Tutorial Fellow in
Modern History with effect from October 1998. The Somerville
appointment is tenable in conjunction with a University
Lecturership (CUF). Applications are invited from those
specialising in Early Modern History c.1500–1700. It is
hoped to appoint a specialist in European History. Preference may
be given to those with a
special interest in the history of early modern Spain, or the
Spanish Empire. The position is open to women and men. The
combined college and university salary will be according to age
on a scale up to £35,754 per annum.
Additional college allowances are available.

Particulars may be obtained from the College Secre-
tary, 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 16
March.

The college is an equal opportunities employer.

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University College


Hastings Center Junior Research
Fellowship in Medical Ethics

University College invites applications for a stipendiary
Junior Research Fellowship in Medical Ethics, tenable for three
years from 1 October 1998. The statutes permit the election of
persons up to the age of thirty-five, but it is normally expected
that the successful candidate will be under thirty years of age.

A Junior Research Fellow will be entitled to rooms in college (or
a housing allowance) and the common meal. The fellow may be asked
to do a limited amount of teaching for the college, for which
additional payment will be made.

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from
the College Secretary, University College,
Oxford OX1 4BH, to whom completed applications should be returned
not later than 11 March.

University College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Wadham College


John Brookman Graduate Organ
Scholarship

Wadham College proposes to offer a John Brookman Organ
Scholarship to a student who will be continuing or commencing to
read for a graduate degree of the University in the next academic
year. The stipend will be £2,000 per annum. Other benefits
may also be available to assist in the scholar's musical
development, and living accommodation will be available in
college. The scholar will be required to direct the chapel
choir, play the organ in chapel, and to play an active part in
fostering the musical life of the college. The scholarship is
open to graduate students in any faculty. Candidates should be
musically able with an interest in the organ and in church music.

Further particulars should be sought from the Academic
Administrator, Wadham College, Oxford OX1
3PN. The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 18 March.

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Contents of this section:



How to advertise in the
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Terms and
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Oxford University Museum of Natural
History

While visiting the current (until 7 Mar.) BG
Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, do call at the shop
where the souvenir portfolio (£2) and the full range of
related postcards are in stock. Any remaining wildlife calendars
and diaries now at reduced prices. Museum open 12–5 p.m.,
Mon.–Sat. Sales enquiries: tel.: Oxford (2)72961.

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Services Offered

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the
University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity
material, typesetting, printing, and finishing; Output Bureau
provides high-quality output from disk 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.

Persian rugs and runners direct from Iran, old and
new. A hundred or so hand-knotted village and tribal pieces at
honest prices. Some carpet sizes. Also Turkish, Afghan, and Old
Chinese. Gallery/warehouse usually open 10 a.m.–6 p.m.,
Mon.–Fri. Ring first or take a chance. Expert conservation
repairs and safe specialist cleaning. Frederick and Sudabeh Hine,
Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford, tel./fax: Oxford
559396.

Garden design: now is the time to plan your garden
for the coming year. Let me help you with a short consultation or
a full-scale design. Judith Walton, tel.: Oxford 735179.

German for all academic levels and specific
research requirements, and German translation and editorial
services offered by accredited professional translator and
experienced university teacher. For advice on your project and
individual language needs, please tel.: Oxford 558714, e-mail:
106341.3454@compuserve.com.

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Domestic Services

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

Nanny share: are you interested in sharing a
nanny? I have a 6-month-old daughter and would like to find a
nanny who could look after her with 1 or 2 other children.
Conditions, days, and place of share all negotiable. Please contact
Janet, tel.: Oxford 308393.

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Situations Vacant

Readers required for blind examiner during last 3
weeks of Jun. 1998. Sessions of 4 hours, morning or afternoon, at
£6.50 p.h. Tel.: Oxford 552209 (eve. or weekend).

Lady Margaret Hall requires a part-time computing
officer to provide technical IT and network support for the
college. Responsibilities include user support for Microsoft and
Internet applications, and maintenance of a Novell server and other
hardware. The post is for 22.5 hours p.w. Immediate start date
preferred, but in any event no later than 20 Feb. 1998. Salary in
range £14,788–£16,642 pro rata. Further particulars
available from the Financial Controller, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford
OX2 6QA, to whom applications including detailed c.v. and names and
addresses or 2 referees should be sent. E-mail:
saleem.chaudhry@lmh.ox.ac.uk.

The Oxford Knowledge Company (in central Oxford)
seeks Internet-savvy graduate students to undertake occasional
information research. We particularly invite inquiries from people
with specialist knowledge of business, economics, law, geology, or
electronics. For more information, please tel.: Oxford 251566, e-
mail: office@oxford-knowledge.com.

Founder and president of non-profit organisation
seeks MBA volunteers and persons to form a powerful board of
directors. Information about organisation can be viewed at:
http://www.christianradio.com/uffgm. Please letþs move forward
worlwide, now.

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Houses to Let

Beautiful old stone cottage in Headington Quarry:
fully furnished; large garden. Ideal for family; 5 minutes from
John Radcliffe Hospital. Available now for approximately 18 months.
£1,400 p.c.m., includes gardener. Contact Philip Goulder, e-
mail: goulder@helix.mgh.harvard.edu, or Charlotte Runyards, tel.:
Oxford 723557.

Attractive mill cottage in Wootton, Woodstock: 2
bedrooms, bathroom, well equipped kitchen, large sitting room,
garden, garage. £525 p.m. Tel.: 01993 811351.

Family house, Jericho, North Oxford. Walking
distance of city centre and bus/train stations; peaceful, quiet,
characterful house near Port Meadow. Two living, 2 studies, 4 beds,
2 bathrooms, farmhouse kitchen, walled garden, patio. Available 18
Jul.–12 Sep. Minimum 4 weeks. £450 p.w. Tel.: Oxford
511212, fax: 516236, e-mail: dugstod@patrol.i-way.co.uk.

Oxford Waterside, Jericho. Brand new house on
prestigious development available mid Feb. Two bedrooms, 1 en suite
shower room, family bathroom, living/dining-room, beautifully
fitted kitchen with ceramic tiled floor, downstairs cloakroom.
Furnished to high standard. Small garden, views over Port Meadow.
Allocated off-street parking, 10 minutesþ walk to Radcliffe
Infirmary and many University departments, also shops, theatres,
etc. £875 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 311124, fax: 311125, e-mail:
anae0002@nda.ox.ac.uk.

An Englishmanþs 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 Oxfordþs foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings
to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim
is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford.
Please telephone or fax us with details of your requirements and we
will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533,
fax: 764777.

Central North Oxford: attractive family
accommodation, available for 6–12 months plus. Victorian
house; well equipped; gas c.h.; 28 ft sitting-room, 3 double
bedrooms, kitchen/diner, bathroom; parking permit; good schools
catchment area. Close to Port Meadow; 10 minutesþ walk to city
centre. £950 p.c.m., exc. bills. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

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

City centre/Marston: furnished house, 3 bedrooms,
sitting-room, dining-room, kitchen, bathroom with bath and shower.
Gas c.h., deep freeze and all modern appliances, garden. Easy
access to city. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554384.

Detached Victorian house available 16
Mar.–mid Jun. Cosy and comfortable, conveniently situated in
East Oxford (city centre 1.5 miles). Fully-furnished and equipped,
gas c.h., 2 bedrooms plus study/loft room. Suit visiting academic
couple or professionals (who will preferably look after very
friendly cat). £725 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 240462
(eve.), 01235 432536 (day).

Terrace house, very central, 2 bedrooms, beautiful
garden, £460 p.c.m., plus Council Tax. Available from 1 Mar.
Tel.: Oxford 793706 (eve.).

Comfortable, semi-detached house, available
immediately. Fully-furnished, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, kitchen,
bathroom, separate w.c., gas c.h., small garden front and rear,
off-street parking. Close to hospitals and cycle track across parks
to city centre. On good bus routes; easy access to ring road. No
pets, no smoking. £650 p.c.m., plus bills and council tax.
Tel.: Oxford 288134 (day)/249515 (eve. and weekend), e-mail:
fiona.floate@regents.ox.ac.uk.

Jericho house, short lets, 1 week–3 months.
Comfortable refurbished 2/3 bedroom house; 1 twin, 1/2 single,
lounge, dining-room, fitted kitchen with washing machine, bathroom
and 2 separate w.c.s, gas c.h., security alarm. £224 p.w.,
£825 p.c.m. inc. bills. Suit academics, regret no children or
pets. Tel.: Oxford (2)78337 (office hours).

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Flats to Let

North Oxford : charming 2-bedroom first floor flat
in North Parade; furnished. Available now. £655 p.c.m. Tel.:
Oxford 513816 (office hours), 842103 (weekends).

Charming flat on Hilltop Road, East Oxford. First
floor: fully fitted kitchen and bathroom; second floor: large
tastefully furnished pine-floored bedroom/lounge studio; balconies
overlook park; use of garden; free parking. Available mid-Feb. for
6 months or longer. £600 p.c.m. inc. Council Tax. Tel.: 0410
109349, e-mail: 100525.1044@compuserve.com.

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.

Oxford Waterside: a unique opportunity to rent one
of 12 brand new luxury 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartments; available
later this month, unfurnished. Oxford Waterside is a prestigious
development close to Oxford canal, Port Meadow, and river Thames,
and within easy walking distance of University and city centre.
Contact us now for a detailed brochure, or with enquiries about
early reservations. All 12 apartments are available exclusively
through Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, or complete the
enquiry form on our website, http://www.finders.co.uk.

Central North Oxford, 5 minutesþ walk from
University Parks, within easy walking distance of Science Area and
Bodleian Library. Charming and spacious fully-furnished flat in
quiet road. Sitting/dining-room, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom
(shower and bath), c.h., washing machine. Suit non-smoking couple
without children or pets. £700 p.c.m., plus utilities. Tel.:
Oxford 512138.

Jericho flat, short lets, 1 week–3 months.
One twin bedroom, bathroom, lounge-diner, fitted kitchen with
washing machine, small patio, gas c.h., security alarm. £133
p.w., £480 p.c.m. inc. bills. Suit academic, regret no
children or pets. Tel.: Oxford (2)78337 (office hours).

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Accommodation Offered

Complex of 4 rooms on one floor; large Victorian
house in North Oxford on the Woodstock Road side near the
Radcliffe. Telephone connections; c.h., parking. Ideal as a main
working HQ or as an annexe to another location. Tel.: Oxford
554326.

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

Bed-and breakfast available in the warm
comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive
central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the city
centre and all main university buildings; a stoneþs 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.

Rose Hill: between Rose Hill and Iffley village,
1 room in spacious fully-furnished house shared with 1 tenant.
Garden, washing machine, gas c.h., living-room, dining-room, in
quiet road near shops and bus stop. Non-smoker only. £295
p.c.m. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 718909, e-mail:
joseme@earth.ox.ac.uk.

Bedsitter in Summertown, North Oxford, for short
term from 17 Feb. until possibly 30 Jun. or earlier. £260
p.m., plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 511721.

Tenant wanted to share charming central North
Oxford house, near Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 minutesþ walk from St
Giles. Regency-style architecture, refurbished to highest standards
with conservatory, courtyard garden, bathroom, shower room, and
off-street parking. Property includes all mod. cons.; dishwasher,
wash/drier, microwave, gas c.h., and a dog. Suit visiting academic,
postdoc, or professional. Reference required. Tel.: Oxford
205199.

North Oxford : 2 rooms to let in quiet, pretty, 3-
bedroom house. All mod. cons. inc. washing machine and dishwasher;
garden. Suit non-smoking professionals. Tel.: Oxford (2)78120
(day).

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Accommodation Sought

American family–professor, spouse, and four
well-behaved children ages 3 to 12–seeks furnished house in
North Oxford area; 4/5 bedrooms, quiet room for study a must. One
year beginning Aug. 1998. Contact W. I. Miller, e-mail:
wimiller@umich.edu.

Visiting scholar seeks furnished flat,
Apr.–Jun. 1998, for 3 people. Prefer North Oxford or near St
Ebbeþs CE School. Please contact Prof. Ivan Jaksic in the USA,
tel.: 219 259 1938, e-mail: Ivan.Jaksic.1@nd.edu.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your
property? QB Management is one of Oxfordþs 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 764533, fax:
764777.

Fully-furnished studio/flat in Oxford required by
retired NZ couple, non-smokers, several weeks Jul.–Aug. Car
park would be bonus! Meticulous care, but please no pets to feed.
Contact: Mrs J. Lawry, PO Box 28 592, Remuera, Auckland 1136, New
Zealand, e-mail: hassall@ihug.co.nz.

Visiting fellow with family of 4 seeks furnished
house/flat for May and Jun. 1998. Contact Kate or Lowell Turner,
tel.: Oxford 556063.

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.

Visiting academic (Oxford graduate) seeks 1
monthþs self-contained accommodation for 2 people, mid May–mid
Jun. Responsible tenant; could attend pets/garden. Professor P.
Nestor, English Department, Monash University, Melbourne,
Australia, tel./fax: 61 3 94160644, e-mail:
pauline.nestor@arts.monash.edu.au.

The University Accommodation Office is looking for
furnished houses and flats for couples and families, available now
and for the next academic year. Reasonably-priced rooms for single
people and short-term lets also required. Tel.: Oxford
(2)78286/7.

Visiting German medical research fellow and wife
seek self-contained 2-room accommodation in Oxford, ideally near
John Radcliffe Hospital, from 1 May 1998, for 1 year initially.
Tel.: Oxford 222322, e-mail: neurosciences@imm.ox.ac.uk.

Professional family (children 2 and 5 years) seeks
3-bedroom house in Phil and Jim area for long let of 2 year
(plus). E-mail: 106341.3454@compuserve.com.

Visiting academic couple (non-smokers) seeks quiet
furnished flat/house in Oxford, 15 Apr.–30 June. Prepared to
house-sit. Careful tenants. Local references available. Luc
Renneboog, Naamestraat 69, 3000 Leuven, Belgium. Tel.: 00 32 16
326737 (day), fax: 00 32 16 326732, e-mail:
Luc.Renneboog@econ.kuleuven.ac.be.

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Accommodation Exchange

Southern California, Costa Mesa; 5 miles from
beach and close to shopping and freeways. Town house, fully air-
conditioned; 3 double bedrooms each with balcony, 2.5 bathrooms,
living-room, dining area, den, double garage with laundry
facilities, large private patio with access to common area pool.
Would like to exchange Jul.–Aug. 1998 for house, preferably
within Oxford ring road. Would also swap cars if automatic. Tel.:
Oxford 554070, or (USA): 714 9660386, e-mail:
Gillimarie@aol.com.

Need a peaceful sabbatical? A trial rural
retirement? 17th-c. well-furnished cottage available Apr. for
6–18 months in Upper Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales National
Park. Three bedrooms, garage, small secluded garden backing onto
stream. Easy access to Leeds/Bradford airport, Lakes, abbeys. In
exchange for house/flat in Summertown/North Oxford. Tel./fax: 01756
760265.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or
Exchange

American professional family spending Michaelmas
Term 1998 in Oxford requires house, at least 4 bedrooms, fairly
central position, from Sep. Willing to rent or exchange for house
in Atlanta, with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, in historic district,
minutes away from Emory University, US Centre for Disease Control,
and Georgia State and Georgia Tech. Universities. Please write to
Deborah Scroggins at 1173 St Louis Pl., Atlanta, GA 30306, tel.:
404 249 9844, e-mail: deblane@msn.com. Local enquiries to Wendy
James, tel.: Oxford (2)74677/559041, fax: 559200.

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Holiday Lets

Andalucia, Gaucin: house or part to let; magical
medieval white village; panoramic views from house to Morocco;
stunning landscape, wonderful butterflies and birds; walking,
fishing, and windsurfing; visit Ronda, Granada, Cordoba, Seville,
Cadiz, Jerez, and Morocco. For brochure and photos: Dr Campbell.
Tel./fax: Oxford 513935, e-mail: L.Lustgarten@soton.ac.uk.

Czech Republic: fairytale woodland cottage 30
minutesþ drive from Prague; sleeps 4. Lake for swimming/boating,
views, walks, wood fires, mushrooms, castles. Good food and wine
still a bargain! English speaking owner. Available May–Oct.,
from £240 p.w. Tel.: 0171 373 0667.

French Farmhouse in Aveyron, available from now
until end May, also Jul., and from September. Four rooms plus
bathroom and well equipped kitchen. Set in own grounds in small
village. From £500 p.c.m., plus phone and electricity. Dr D.
Martin, tel.: Oxford 559061.

Pembrokeshire National Park. Escape the crowds!
Holiday cottage in idyllic cliff-top situation overlooking St
Brideþs Bay. Cliff walking, safe sandy beaches, simply but
comfortably furnished; sleeps 8/9. Gas lighting, fridge/freezer,
water heater, etc. Available Apr.–Oct. Tel.: 01562 777234.

Habla Español en España organises
holidays for students of Spanish in very select family homes in
Madrid and La Coruña, for 1 week or longer. Prices include
air fares. CORUS Centro de Lengua Española. Tel.: Oxford
249558.

Provence: luxury 3-bedroom apartment in 17th-c.
chateau with views to the Gorge du Verdon. Pool, tennis, gardens,
lakes, river, sailing, walking, windsurfing, drive to skiing. Log
fire and heating. Real home with books, satellite TV, dishwasher,
etc. Sleeps 6. Available year round. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

Summer rental: Woodstock, near Blenheim Palace: 3-
bedroom furnished house; Oxford 8 miles, Stratford-upon-Avon 30
miles, London 60 miles. Available 3 Jul.–31 Aug. Tel.: 01993
811126.

Provence Villa, 22 km St Tropez. Four bedrooms, 3
bathrooms, satellite TV, pool, lovely views. Available Jul. and
Aug. Tel.: 01326 250862/0033 494 43 6388.

France, Lot region. Comfortable, spacious house in
Medieval village; sleeps 6 all en suite. Magnificent views over
Cele valley; 5 miles main town Figeac. Available Mar.–Sep.
£300–£450 p.w. Same village: 1-bedroom cottage,
available same period. £150–£225 p.w. Tel.: 01295
276156.

Tuscany, Italy: charming 17th-c. farmhouse in
unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious
accommodation, fully modernised, with lovely garden and swimming
pool. Easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8–10. Not
available most of Aug. Tel.: 0181 446 4913.

Paris: fully-furnished, charming 1-bedroom flat;
living-room, kitchen, bathroom with shower; near Pere Lachaise.
Available immediately. £375 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514566, e-
mail: david.stasavage@economics.ox.ac.uk.
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Properties for sale at Oxford Waterside

Central North Oxford/Jericho. Classically styled
homes built by nationally renowned quality house-builders, Berkeley
Homes. Properties available include: 2-bedroom apartments from
£118,500; 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom houses from £169,500; 4-
bedroom, 3-storey houses with garages from £275,000. Marketing
suite and show homes open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tel.: Oxford
311449, or 726000/515000 (joint selling agents, Savills and Thomas
Merrifield).

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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 HREF="http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/training/">Staff Development
Office Web site.

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Friday 13 February

DR D. COOPER: `Discourses of place among Orthodox Jews in
London; symbolic domains, religious rights, and the
cultural contract' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars:
`Land and territoriality'), Institute of Social
Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

MARTIN BELL, MP: `Making a difference: the case for
principled journalism' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture),
Schools, 4.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.R. DAVIES: `Political heartlands and
political outbacks' (Ford Lectures in British History:
`Beyond the English state: power, societies, and
identities in the British Isles, 1093–1343'),
Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CORMAC Ó GRÁDA: `Fleeing from
famine: the Irish in New York' (Sir John Hicks Lecture in
Economic History), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. ROPER: `Germany in the European Union' (Foreign
Policy Studies Programme: `Germany, Europe, and the
world'), Old Library, All Souls College, 5 p.m.

DR P. MCDONALD: `Reading books: "The Lake Isle of
Innisfree" through the 1890s' (seminar series `From text
to book: new studies in literature and history'), North
Lecture Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 15 February

THE REVD PROFESSOR DUNCAN FORRESTER preaches, St Mary's,
10 a.m.

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Monday 16 February

P. O'KEEFE: `Natural hazards, complex emergencies, and
environmental
rehabilitation' (Environmental Change Unit seminars),
Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PHYSICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 12 March
(one official member): nominations by two members to be
received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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

B. DOHERTY: `Understanding tactical innovation in the
British anti-roads protests' (seminar), Maison
Française, 5 p.m.

A. GRAY: `The reconstruction of Brahms' String
Quintet, op. 34' (public lecture), Holywell Music Room,
5.15 p.m. (relates to concert, below).

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Pal Banda, cello)
perform works by Haydn, Mozart, and Brahms, Holywell
Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4 from
Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

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Tuesday 17 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Nineteenth-century
French and German drawings from the Grete Ring bequest'
(until 19 April).

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Information
overload—beat the bumph!' (academic staff), 9.15
a.m. (see information above).

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

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `New disciplines, new
teaching?' (Professor Ronald Barnett), Schools, 2.30 p.m.
(see information above).

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH: `The House of Commons'
(Waynflete Lectures: `Parliament in a changing world'),
Schools, 5 p.m.

R. JACKSON, MP: `The universities, government, and
society' (Wolfson College Lectures 1998: `The idea of a
university', the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.).

D. SLATER: `Environmental risk assessment' (Oxford
Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society
seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

P. CROWTHER: `Problems in the definition of art'
(seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. DAVID CURRY, MP, Dr Phyllis Starkey, MP,
and Professor John Stewart: `Should local government be a
partner of national government or its agent?' (seminar
series: `A Britain for the twenty-first century: the
debate on constitutional change'), Lecture Theatre, New
Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR K. BIEDENKOPF: `Germany's transformation
after unification: problems and achievements in the new
federal states' (Konrad Adenauer Lecture), Schools, 5
p.m.

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Wednesday 18 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Conservation of pictorial
art: paintings, frames, and works on paper', 9.30 a.m.--4
p.m. (Cost: £10. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30
a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR K. WEIL-GARRIS BRANDT: `The "liberator of
architecture" ' (Slade Lectures: `Michelangelo at the
millennium'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR N. VAN HEAR: `The mass exodus, dispersal, and
regrouping of migrant communities' (Refugee Studies
Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing
Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR L. AUSTERN: `The Siren, the Muse, and the God of
Love: music and gender in the seventeenth-century emblem
books' (public lecture), Holywell Music Room, 5.15 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Mozart,
Tippett, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m.
(tickets £8/£6/£4 from Blackwell's Music
Shop or at the door).

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Thursday 19 February

DR S. RAI: `Developing explanations for difference(s):
gender and village level democracy in India and China'
(Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars:
`Gender, culture, and development—new theoretical
directions'), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. MULDOON: `Getting round: notes towards an
Ars Poetica' (F.W. Bateson Memorial
Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

HE ESMAT ABD AL-MEGUID: `Arab nationalism at the turn
of the century' (lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St
Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. POGGE VON STRANDMANN: `Germany' (`From
Reform to Reaction: the revolutions in Europe,
1848'—a series of commemorative lectures), Schools,
5 p.m.

O. HUFTON: `Laïcisation, catholicism,
republicanism: finding a space for feminism' (seminar),
Maison Française, 5 p.m.

C. DELANO SMITH: `Sight, memory, and maps in
travelling since the Middle Ages' (Oxford Seminars in
Cartography), Bodleian, 5 p.m.

W. SACHS: `Greening the north: a blueprint for ecology
and equity' (public discussion organised by the Oxford
Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society), Council
Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. BOA: `Countering the anxiety of
impotence: power and authority in Brecht's Svendborg
collection' (series: `The Brecht Centenary—"Streit
under Gelächter": a seminar on Brecht's poetry'),
Lecture Room 6, New College, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR C.V. PHYTHIAN-ADAMS: `Environments and
identities: landscape as cultural projection in the
English provincial past' (Linacre Lectures: `The
environment and historical change'), Lecture Theatre A,
Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

LORD NOLAN: `Integrity and corruption in public life'
(Thomas More Lecture), University Catholic Chaplaincy, 6
p.m.

S. MANDELBROTE: `The Tower' (public lectures linked to
Bodleian exhibition: `The Garden, the Ark, the Tower, the
Temple—biblical metaphors of knowledge in early
modern Europe'), Museum of the History of Science, 6 p.m.

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Friday 20 February

DR S. ABRAM: `Land, landscape, fields, and (4.4m) houses;
the struggle over housing in south-east England'
(Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Land and
territoriality'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11
a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with students from the
Music Faculty) perform works by Richard Strauss, Andrew
Hamilton, and Shostakovitch, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m.
(tickets £5/£2.50 from Blackwell's Music Shop
or at the door).

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

PROFESSOR R.R. DAVIES: ` "Sweet Civility" and
"Barbarous Rudeness"' (Ford Lectures in British History:
`Beyond the English state: power, societies, and
identities in the British Isles, 1093–1343'),
Schools, 5 p.m.

NICHOLAS DE JONGH: `Censorship (1901–68): its
effect on contemporary theatre' (lecture, introduced by
Professor Thelma Holt), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre,
St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. BERCOVITCH: `Huckleberry
Finn
and the study of American literature'
(lecture), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

HIS EXCELLENCY DR GEBHARDT VON MOLTKE: `German
national interests' (Foreign Policy Studies Programme:
`Germany, Europe, and the world'), Old Library, All Souls
College, 5 p.m.

SANDRA CARLOCK plays Clara Schumann and Friends
(lecture-recital), Jacqueline du Pré Music
Building, St Hilda's, 5 p.m. (tickets £9/£5.50
from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

I. GADD: `From Barker to Blagden: anthologising the
Stationers' Company, 1582--1960' (seminar series `From
text to book: new studies in literature and history'),
North Lecture Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

A. VIALA: `Racine et Louis XIV' (lecture), Maison
Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 21 February

SEMINAR (Museum of the History of Science):
`Canguilhem--Foucault: recasting the French
epistemological tradition', Maison Française, 9
a.m.

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Sunday 22 February

DR AVERIL CAMERON preaches the Sermon on the Grace of
Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

SANDRA CARLOCK plays Clara Schumann and Friends
(concert), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St
Hilda's, 5 p.m. (tickets £9/£5.50 from
Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).

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Monday 23 February

C. FOLLAND: `Detection and attribution of climate change
at the Hadley Centre' (Environmental Change Unit
seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography,
2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. THEISSEN: `A theory of early Christian
religion' (first of three Speaker's Lectures in Biblical
Studies), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. STEPAN: `Democracy and world religions:
contra Samuel Huntington' (Mansfield College
Religion and Democracy Programme), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

C. ROOTES: `Political opportunity structures: promise,
problems, and prospects' (seminar), Maison
Française, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 24 February

S. FLYNN: ` "Through scorching clime and varied sea": Sir
John Gardner Wilkinson, traveller, Egyptologist, and man
of letters, 1797–1875' (Friends of the Bodleian
thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1
p.m.

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINARS: `(i) Tutorial
teaching—general', 2 p.m.; (ii) `Dealing with
harassment', 2 p.m. (see information
above
).

DR J. LOWDEN: ` "Who is wise and shall understand":
exegesis and commentary' (Grinfield Lectures on the
Septuagint: `The illustration of the Septuagint'),
Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. THEISSEN: `A theory of early Christian
religion' (second of three Speaker's Lectures in Biblical
Studies), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH: `Westminster and the
European Union' (Waynflete Lectures: `Parliament in a
changing world'),, Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. BOOTH: `The rise of the "new"
universities in Britain' (Wolfson College Lectures 1998:
`The idea of a university', the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.).

B. SZERSZYNSKI: `Ecological rites: environmental
politics as ritual action' (Oxford Centre for the
Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room,
Mansfield, 5 p.m.

D. ARASSE: `Reflections on the prehistory of genre
painting (Italy and Europe, 1550--1650)' (seminar),
Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR GEOFFREY MARSHALL and Professor Alan Ryan: ` `Freedom
of Information and a Bill of Rights' (seminar series: `A
Britain for the twenty-first century: the debate on
constitutional change'), Lecture Theatre, New Building,
St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GERARD HUET: `Prooflets: a general paradigm
for auto-certifiable mobile code and its implementation
in the Coq Proof Assistant' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture
Theatre, Wolfson Building, the Computing Laboratory, 5
p.m.

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