13 March 1997 - No 4431


Oxford University Gazette

13 March 1997


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University Acts

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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, 1995, p. 345) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

 

HUGH RIAN GALLAGHER, Department of Physics

PHILIP DAVID MASON, Churchill Hospital

OLIVER PLUNKETT RAFFERTY, M.SC., D.PHIL., Campion Hall

TORE REM, Christ Church

EVA WALPURGIS WAGNER, M.LITT., Brasenose

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2 Register of Congregation

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

Baveystock, F., MA, D.Phil., Wolfson
Gallagher, H.R., MA status, Department of Physics
Jemmer, P., MA, Christ Church
Mason, P.D., MA status, Churchill Hospital
Rafferty, O.P., MA status, M.Sc., D.Phil., Campion Hall
Rem, T., MA status, Christ Church
Wagner, E.W., MA status, M.Litt., Brasenose

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CONGREGATION 11 March

1 Presentation of the Annual Report of the University

The Annual Report of the University for 1995–6 (Supplement* No. 1 to Gazette, Vol. 127, January 1997) was presented.

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2 Declaration of approval of Special Resolution approving the conferment of an Honorary Degree

That the conferment of the Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, upon MISS ANNE SMALLWOOD be approved.

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3 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 amending the provisions governing the Gibbs Prizes.

University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 17 March

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 17 March, unless by that time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13) 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:

HENRIK BINDSLEV, D.PHIL., University College

STEVEN JAMES HOEKSTRA, MA status, Balliol College

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CONGREGATION 25 March 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any proposed amendment to, or intention to vote against, the enacting part of the statute at item 1 below, and of opposition to the preambles of the statutes at item 2 below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 17 March (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda'.)

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DEGREE DAYS 1997--9

Ceremonies will be held in the Sheldonian Theatre for the purpose of granting graces and conferring degrees on the days shown below.

All ceremonies except those on 4 October 1997 and 3 October 1998 will be divided, the first part commencing at 11.30 a.m., and the second part at 2.30 p.m. The ceremonies on 4 October 1997 and 3 October 1998 will commence at 2.30 p.m.

Trinity Term and Long Vacation 1997

3 May
24 May
14 June
19 July
2 August

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Michaelmas Term 1997

4 October (afternoon only)
25 October
8 November
29 November

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Hilary Term 1998

7 March

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Trinity Term and Long Vacation 1998

2 May
23 May
13 June
18 July
1 August

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Michaelmas Term 1998

3 October (afternoon only)
24 October
7 November
28 November

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Hilary Term 1999

6 March

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Trinity Term and Long Vacation 1999

1 May
22 May
12 June
17 July
31 July

Special ceremonies will be held during the mornings of 4 October 1997 and 3 October 1998 for the purpose of granting graces and conferring degrees on persons who have not been matriculated by the University.

Names of candidates must be entered, through the authorities of a college or other society, with the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, not later than 12 noon on the Wednesday ten days before the ceremony.

The doors of the Sheldonian Theatre will normally be open to visitors one hour before the commencement of the ceremony.

Tickets will be required by visitors, and will be issued through the authorities of the colleges and other societies.

Degree days will also be deemed to have been held on 24 January 1998 and 23 January 1999 for the purpose of conferring degrees in absence. Names of candidates should be entered in accordance with the usual provisions for degree ceremonies.

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MATRICULATION CEREMONIES 1997–9

Trinity Term 1997

19 June

Michaelmas Term 1997

18 October
4 December

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Hilary Term 1998

12 March

Trinity Term 1998

18 June

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Michaelmas Term 1998

17 October
3 December

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Hilary Term 1999

11 March

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Trinity Term 1999

17 June

The times of the ceremonies on 18 October 1997 and 17 October 1998, which will be held in the Sheldonian Theatre, will be sent to colleges individually; other ceremonies will normally be held at 12.30 p.m. in Convocation House.

Mr Vice-Chancellor regrets that because of the large number of candidates involved, visitors cannot be admitted to matriculation ceremonies.

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Notices

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SAVILIAN PROFESSORSHIP OF GEOMETRY

NIGEL JAMES HITCHIN, MA, D.PHIL., FRS, Fellow of Gonville and Caius College and Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics, University of Cambridge, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 1997.

Professor Hitchin will be a fellow of New College.

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HEATH HARRISON TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIPS 1997

Scholarships have been awarded as follows:

Senior Scholarship

ANNA LINTON, Exeter (German)

Junior Scholarships

ANDREW ASIBONG, Wadham (Spanish\)

ANDREA C. COCKRAM, New College (Spanish)

THEO R. GOTT, St John's (French)

RICHARD A. HALL, Exeter (German)

ALICE M. HEATON-WARD, Magdalen (French)

MICHAELA LOWRIE, Hertford (French)

ANDREW W. MCGUFFIE, St Peter's (French)

CLARE A. O'BRIEN, Lady Margaret Hall (French)

DANIEL N. SOAR, University (Russian)

ALEXANDER SOKOLOV, University (German)

ANNA S. SULLIVAN, Lady Margaret Hall (Spanish)

DONALD R. WADE, Queen's (French)

JONATHAN P. WALLACE, Christ Church (German)

EVELYN M. WENHAM, St John's (French)

DANIEL K.R. WILSON, Pembroke (French)

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JOHN FREIND PRIZE IN MEDICAL HISTORY 1996

The Prize has been awarded to CARSTEN FLOHR, Balliol College.

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PROPOSALS FOR HONORARY DEGREES TO BE CONFERRED AT THE ENCAENIA IN 1998, AND FOR DEGREES BY DIPLOMA

Council's Advisory Committee for Degrees by Diploma and Encaenia Honorary Degrees gives preliminary consideration both to proposals received from members of Congregation for the conferment of degrees by diploma upon royal personages and heads of state on occasions other than Encaenia, and to proposals for the conferment of Encaenia honorary degrees. The current membership of the committee is: Sir Keith Thomas, President of Corpus Christi (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, in the chair); Dr N.P. Bowles, St Anne's (Assessor 1996–7, ex officio); Dr R.J. Goodman, St Antony's (Assessor 1997–8, ex officio); Professor J. Griffin, Balliol (Public Orator, ex officio); Mr A.B. Atkinson, Warden of Nuffield; Dr I.C. Butler, Christ Church; Dr M.S. Butler, Rector of Exeter; Professor M.L.H. Green, St Catherine's; Professor J. Grimley Evans, Green; Professor C.A.R. Hoare, Wolfson; Professor S.D. Iversen, Magdalen; Professor E.A. Roberts, Balliol. The committee finds it helpful to be able to review all proposals together, in a standard format. Members of Congregation who wish to make suggestions to the committee about honorary degrees to be conferred at the Encaenia in 1998, or about degrees by diploma, are therefore asked to do so on a special proposal form, copies of which are obtainable from Miss J.M. Noon at the University Offices, Wellington Square. Completed forms should be returned to her not later than Friday, 9 May 1997.

Members of Congregation wishing to suggest candidates are asked in particular to note the following points:

(a) under Council's standing orders, no member of Council or of the advisory committee shall forward to that committee or propose directly to Council the name of any person for any honorary degree unless he or she is prepared personally to recommend that the conferment of such a degree be seriously considered;

(b) while informal soundings within the University on any proposal will often be desirable, every effort should be made to ensure that publicity is not at any stage given to any proposal for the conferment of an honorary degree.

The advisory committee will report to Council early in Michaelmas Term, submitting a short list of candidates for further consideration. Council will then decide which proposals should be referred to its Committee on Honorary Degrees. The final list of proposed honorands, drawn up by Council in the light of the latter committee's report, will be submitted to Congregation for approval in accordance with the requirements of Tit. II, Sectt. VI and VIII (Statutes, 1995, pp. 13--14).

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UNIVERSITY OFFICES: PAPERS RECEIVED

The following documents on matters of general interest with regard to Higher Education policy, funding, or other significant developments have recently been received within the University Offices. If any member of Congregation would wish to have a copy of any of these documents, he or she should apply to the office of the Deputy Registrar (Administration) (telephone: (2)70003).

Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals Oral Evidence to the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education (Dearing). (This deals with topics such as the implications of expansion for the funding of higher education, possible abolition of means-tested maintenance grants, university governance, collaboration between institutions, and the boundary between further and higher education.)

Department for Education and Employment Evidence to the National Committee of Inquiry into Higher Education (Dearing): the size and structure of Higher Education.

Quality Support Centre/Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals Special Digest Report: `What they said to Dearing'. (This is a review of submissions to the National Committee of Inquiry by twenty national organisations.)

HEFCE consultation paper on the role of the council in relation to estates. (This seeks views on the future role of the council in relation to institutions' estates, given the reduction in capital funding and phasing out of the backlog maintenance programme. It sees the role of the council as focusing on the monitoring of public investment in estates, and developing comparative management information and advice on good practice along with the provision of technical advice.)

HEFCE report on the allocation of funds for the development of teaching and learning (Phase One). (This describes the kind of projects which have secured funding in Phase One.)

HEFCE letter notifying the recurrent grant to the University for the academic year 1997–8.

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UNIVERSITY OFFICES

Closures in March and May 1997

The University Offices will be closed at Easter from Thursday, 27 March, to Monday, 31 March inclusive. It should be noted that between 1 and 4 April inclusive staffing levels will be reduced significantly because of leave.

The offices will also be closed for normal business on the public holidays on Monday, 5 May, and Monday, 26 May.

University Messenger Service

The University Messenger Service will suspend its deliveries to and collections from university departments and deliveries to colleges from Thursday, 27 March, to Sunday, 6 April inclusive.

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Intensive weekend language courses, Trinity Term 1997

The Language Centre will be running weekend language courses in Trinity Term 1997. Each course will consist of eight hours of tuition with an emphasis on speaking and listening to the language, running on each day from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. with a half-hour break. Some of the material to be studied will be taken from satellite TV, radio broadcasts, and newspaper articles. The maximum number of participants per group will be fifteen. A fee of £25 will be charged to junior members of the University and other full-time students, £32 to members of Congregation and members of staff, and £40 to non-members.

The French course will be held on the weekend of Saturday 24/Sunday 25 May with classes at Near-Beginners, Lower Intermediate, and Upper Intermediate levels. The Spanish course will be held on the same weekend with classes at Absolute Beginners and Lower Intermediate levels.

The German course will be held on the weekend of Saturday 7/Sunday 8 June with classes at Absolute Beginners, Lower Intermediate, and Upper Intermediate levels. The Italian course will be held on the same weekend with classes at Absolute Beginners and Lower Intermediate levels.

If you would like to receive further details and a booking form for these courses, contact Angela Pinkney, Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk).

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CLUBS COMMITTEE

Annual Report for 1996–7

The Clubs Committee is pleased to present its Annual Report to Congregation for 1996–7, as required under Ch. III, Sect. XXIV, cl. 5 (Statutes, 1995, p. 279).

The Clubs Committee received a recurrent grant of £9,891 from central funds and £10,562 through the per caput levy of 70 pence for each junior member. The committee's total income, including proceeds from the sale of its minibus and receipts from clubs for rents and services rendered, was £38,346.

During the year under review there were approximately 223 non-sports clubs and 13 publications registered with the Proctors and so entitled to receive support from the Clubs Committee. Registrations were made under the Rules Committee's new procedures, which involve the submission of accounts each term. These clubs and publications catered for a wide range of interests on the part of junior members.

The committee continued to provide facilities at 13 Bevington Road, in the form of a secretarial office (staffed part-time during the term) and rooms and storage-space available for hire by registered clubs and publications. A total of £11,292 was spent on staff and premises costs; the committee also authorised a substantial redecoration programme to be carried out during the 1996 Long Vacation and, with technical and financial support from the OUCS, arranged for the building to be added to the University's IT network in order to improve the services available to resident clubs. Grants and loans amounting to £5,513 were awarded to clubs and publications. The minibus hire scheme and drivers' training arrangements set up in 1995–6 in collaboration with the Senior Treasurers' Committee proved popular with sports and non-sports clubs alike, and achieved the objective of providing junior members with cost-effective and safer means of minibus travel.

The Clubs Committee and its Sub-committee each met once a term under the chairmanship of the Assessor. Their work was actively assisted by the junior members nominated by OUSU and by individual clubs and publications.

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

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

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

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR R.L. MIDDLEKAUFF will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Democracy in America before Tocqueville.'

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EUROPAEUM LECTURE

DR JOSEF JOFFE, Chief Editorial Writer, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Associate of the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, Harvard University, will deliver the Europaeum Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 March, in the Habakkuk Room, Jesus College.

Entry is by ticket, obtainable from Isabelle Barber, Oxford University Events Office, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street (telephone: (2)78106).

Subject: `The Euro—any good for Europe? When the road to hell is paved with good intentions.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 1997

The modern firm: economics, strategy, and organisation

PROFESSOR JOHN ROBERTS, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, will deliver the inaugural series of the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies on the following days in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday, and at 4 p.m. on Thursday.

Tue. 29 Apr.: `Designing the modern firm: the economic logic of strategy and organisation.'

Wed. 30 Apr.: `Inside the modern firm: internal organisation and management.'

Thur. 1 May: `The boundaries of the modern firm: markets, hierarchies, and more.'

 

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 1997

DR PIERRE HASSNER, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales, Paris, will deliver the 1997 Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The bourgeois and the barbarian: war and peace in the post-military age.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: David Fuller Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR R. DICKSON, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Leeds, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Subject: `Thoraco-lumbar spinal injuries.'

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Department of Clinical Neurology: guest lectures

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

DR R. HOWARD, National Hospital for Neurology
18 Apr.: `Central respiratory abnormalities in neurological disease.'

DR G. SAWLE, Queen's Medical Centre, Nottingham
9 May: `Functional MRI of the motor system.'

DR L. NASHEF, Kent and Canterbury Hospital
20 June: `Mortality in epilepsy.'

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COMMITTEE FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY AND GENERAL LINGUISTICS

PROFESSOR J.L. GARCIA RAMON, University of Cologne, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 March, in the Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street.

Convener: A. Morpurgo Davies, MA, Professor of Comparative Philology.

 

Subject: `Infinitive(s) in Indo-European?'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Paget Toynbee Lectures on Dante 1997

Ethics and existence in Dante: a new theological perspective

DR J.F. TOOK, Reader in Dante Studies, University College, London, will deliver the Paget Toynbee Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Mon. 28 Apr.: `The structure of being.'

Mon. 5 May: `The phenomena of being.'

Mon. 12 May: `Grace and the redemption of being.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Economic History Seminar, Trinity Term

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

Conveners: C.H. Feinstein, MA, Chichele Professor of American History, J.S. Foreman-Peck, MA, University Lecturer in Economic History, T. Leunig, MA, D.Phil., Nuffield College Prize Research Fellow, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

D. HENDRY
29 Apr.: `Demand for broad money over the long run.'

PROFESSOR JOSE MORILLA CRITZ, Alcala
6 May: `Western European agriculture 1850–1914.'

G. CAMERON
13 May: `Economic convergence between US and Japanese manufacturing since the mid-1950s.'

PROFESSOR L. NEAL, Illinois–Urbana
20 May: `John Law's speculative attack on the South Sea Bubble: international capital movements in the first emerging markets.'

PROFESSOR K. HARLEY, Western Ontario
27 May: `Cotton textile exports: prices, profits, and welfare.'

PROFESSOR M. THOMAS, Virginia
3 June: `How the US labour market worked one hundred years ago.'

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MUSIC

ARNOLD WHITTALL, King's College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 March, in the Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street.

Subject: `Stravinsky: modernity and musicology.'

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SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHY

International conference: Information and the City

This one-day conference, organised by the journal City, will be held on Saturday, 22 March, 10.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m., in the School of Geography. Professor Manuel Castells, Professor of Planning and Sociology, University of California at Berkeley, will be among the speakers.

Attendance costs £75 (individual) and £130 (institutional); students concessions are subject to availability. Applications should be sent to Jackie Elliman, 5 Dryden Street, London WC2E 9NW (telephone: 0171-829 8465, fax: 0171-240 5600).

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SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting

PROFESSOR JAMES OHLSON, Columbia University, will deliver the P.D. Leake Lectures at the following times in the Harland Room, St Anne's College.

Further details are available from Professor Anthony Hopwood or Deborah Cox at the School of Management Studies, Radcliffe Infirmary (telephone; 228521). For those particularly interested in the subject material, each lecture will be followed by an in-depth discussion period.

Thur. 20 Mar., 9 a.m.: `Earnings, book values, and dividends in valuation: a synthesis of key concepts.'

Thur. 20 Mar., 2 p.m.: `Historical cost accounting and its relevance to valuation settings.'

Fri. 21 Mar., 9 a.m.: `Accounting in agency US valuation settings.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

Special Seminar

PROFESSOR RONALD DORE, London School of Economics, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 March, in the Nissan Insitute of Japanese Studies.

Subject: `The deregulation debate in Japan and Britain.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

James Bryce Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR ANTHONY CLARE will deliver the James Bryce Memorial Lecture at 5 pm on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP

DR A. LAW will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 17 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The meeting will be chaired by Dr a. Neil Barclay.

Subject: `The truth and myth of integrin heterodimer formation and ligand binding.'

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

PROFESSOR C. WEBB, FRS, will address the twenty-first meeting of the Oxford Innovation Society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 20 March, in the Department of Pharmacology.

 

Subject: `Lasers---making light work---high-speed imaging and micromachining.'

 

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Grants and Research Funding

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Examinations and Boards

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

Board of the Faculty of Theology

Honour School of Theology

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

Corrigendum

In Gazette No. 4424 (23 January 1997), p. 659, left-hand column, under the headings `3 Board of the Faculty of Theology', `(a) Honour School of Theology', delete cl. 3 and substitute:

`3 Ibid., p. 1378, col. 2 [i.e. in Gazette No. 4408, 11 July 1996], in paper (7) delete `(a) Old Testament Literature ... in Hebrew.' and substitute:

(a) The Theology and Exegesis of Isaiah 40–55 and Ezekiel 1–18 in English or of Isaiah 40–5 in Hebrew

Candidates will be expected to show a general knowledge of Isaiah 40–55 and Ezekiel 1–18 in English or of Isaiah 40–5 in Hebrew. Passages from the texts will be set for comment and (for candidates offering the Hebrew text) for translation.'

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to A. FOSS, Christ Church, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `The pathobiology of uveal melanoma'.

 


 

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to N.J. PHILPOTT, Trinity, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `Apoptosis and the pathogenesis of aplastic anaemia'.

 


 

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to H. SERIES, St John's, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `The characterisation of two distinct ascending serotonergic projections in rats by anatomical, pharmacological, and functional methods'.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Anthropology and Geography

M. AHMED, Linacre: `"We are warp and weft"—nomadic pastoralism and the tradition of weaving in Rupshu (Eastern Ladakh)'.
Pitt Rivers Museum, Monday, 17 March, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: Schuyler Jones, P. Denwood.

 

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Biological Sciences

P.A. HAMBLIN, Linacre: `The chemotaxis genes of Rohodobacter sphaeroides'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Wednesday, 2 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J. Errington, D.J. Kelly.

Clinical Medicine

S.H.T. STANISZEWSKA, Green College: `The patient in the health care culture: a study of the process of patient evaluation within the context of patient health status, expectations, and satisfaction'.
Nuffield, Tuesday, 13 May, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: R.M. Fitzpatrick, A. Thompson.

 

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Literae Humaniores

D. LINDEN, Christ Church: `Medicine and morality in the ancient world'.
St Cross, Tuesday, 1 April, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: E. Savage-Smith, V. Nutton.

 

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Mathematical Sciences

T. TASKINEN, St Catherine's: `On the steady state flow of an elastic–plastic material past cones and wedges'.
Dartington House, Monday, 24 March, 11 a.m.
Examiners: H. Ockendon, A.A. Wheeler.

 

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Modern History

P.C. LYNCH, Balliol: `Popular Liberalism in the English counties, 1885–1906'.
St Catherine's, Tuesday, 18 March, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: J.F. Harris, E. Biagini.

 

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Social Studies

P. O'HAGAN, Nuffield: `Assessing policy network theory: EU agricultural policy-making towards Poland, 1989–95'.
Social Studies Faculty Centre, Monday, 14 April, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A. Menon, S. Mazey.

 

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF STUDIES IN LEGAL RESEARCH

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

Law

D. KILIBARDA, Worcester: `Towards democracy in Serbia'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 18 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: P.P. Craig, E.J. Frazer.

 

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Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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OBITUARIES

Magdalen College

CONRAD GUY COLLINGS, 9 February 1997; commoner 1949–52. Aged 73.

EDWARD NEIL FITZGERALD, 30 January 1997; demy 1937–9 and 1945–6. Aged 77.

CECIL JOSEPH HIGHTON, 25 January 1997; commoner 1924–8, Waynflete Fellow 1993–7. Aged 90.

FRANK LLEWELLYN JONES, February 1997; senior demy 1931. Aged 89.

FRANCIS GEORGE MORE, 5 August 1996; commoner 1931–4. Aged 84.

ALAN JAMES PEECH, 11 January 1997; commoner 1924–7. Aged 91.

DAVID MAGNUS PENMAN, 26 December 1996; minor exhibitioner 1940–1 and 1946–7. Aged 75.

DENIS MERVYN RYAN, 15 December 1996; commoner 1933–5. Aged 81.

MICHAEL JOHN GALE SANDERCOCK, 25 October 1996; commoner 1939–40. Aged 76.

DMITRI TORNOW, 17 January 1997; commoner 1933–6. Aged 82.

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Merton College

CARL RICHARD BRÜHL, 27 January 1997; Visiting Research Fellow HT 1978.

WILFRID HOGARTH DOWDESWELL, 20 November 1996; commoner 1933–7. Aged 82.

DENIS IAN DUVEEN, end of 1996; commoner 1928–30.

ERNEST STACEY GRIFFITH, 17 January 1997; Rhodes Scholar 1919–23. Aged 100.

PETER MICHAEL HARGATE, end of 1996; commoner 1967–71. Aged 47.

ARTHUR DAVID JACOBS, 13 December 1996; Postmaster 1940–2. Aged 74.

WILLIAM HENRY PARKER, 18 February 1996; Commoner's Exhibitioner 1931–7. Aged 83.

PHILIP GODFREY STIBBE, 17 January 1997; commoner 1940–1 and 1945–8. Aged 75.

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St Anne's College

MRS VALERIE KINSELLA (née Myers); commoner 1962–5. Aged 54.

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MEMORIAL CELEBRATION

St Catherine's College

A Memorial Celebration for FRANK NEVILLE HOSBAND ROBINSON, MA, D.PHIL., formerly Fellow of the College, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 26 April, in the college hall.

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ELECTIONS

Brasenose College

To the Chaplaincy (for five years from 1 October 1997):

RICHARD C. SMAIL, MA

To a Senior Hulme Scholarship (from 1 October 1997):

ALAN D. MORRISON

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Trinity College

To a Junior Research Fellowship in Archaeology (from 1 October 1997):

PAUL DEREK TREHERNE (BA UCLA, M.PHIL. Cambridge)

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NOTICES

Christ Church

Senior Scholarships

The Governing Body proposes to elect up to two scholars, to hold their awards from 1 October 1997. The scholarships are tenable for two years in the first instance, and may be renewed for a further year; they are open to both men and women. A Senior Scholar must by 1 October 1997 have been reading for a higher degree in the University of Oxford for at least three but not more than six terms. The stipend is as for postgraduate awards from UK Government agencies, subject to a deduction in the light of other emoluments, together with free accommodation in college or a housing allowance of £865. Application forms and further particulars may be obtained by writing to the Dean's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP. Applications must reach The Very Reverend the Dean by 18 April.

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Appointment of Alumni and Development Officer

Christ Church proposes to appoint a half-term Alumni and Development Officer for an initial period of two years. The appointment will run from 1 May 1997, or a date to be agreed. The officer's main responsibilities will be to improve the college's communications with its old members, and to provide research and administrative assistance in formulating and implementing the college's development strategy. The salary will be in the region of £12,000–£14,000 per annum, but salary and hours may be discussed with candidates in the light of their experience and circumstances.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Censor, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP. The closing date for receipt of applications is 20 March.

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Corpus Christi College

Garside Senior Scholarship

The college proposes to elect a Garside Senior Scholar in Mathematics, to start in Michaelmas Term 1997. The successful candidate will normally be reading for a D.Phil. in Mathematics. It is hoped to make an appointment for two years (for candidates who will be in their second year of study when they take up the scholarship). The value of the scholarship will be £1,650 per annum, together with limited dining rights with Senior Members: essentially one free lunch per week in term and vacation, and one free dinner per week in term.

Candidates should send their application to the Tutor for Graduates, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF, enclosing a curriculum vitae and examples of work to date, and should arrange for two named referees to write directly to the college. Applications and references should arrive at the college no later than Monday, 5 May. It is expected that interviews will take place in fifth week of Trinity Term.

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Linacre College

A.J. Hosier Studentship

The Board of Management of the A.J. Hosier Fund proposes to make election to an A.J. Hosier Studentship which will be tenable at Linacre College for the academic year 1997–8 and will have a maximum value of £3,500. Candidates must be honours graduates of a university in the United Kingdom and be citizens of the UK, and must either have commenced reading or intend to commence reading in October 1997 for an advanced degree at Oxford in one of the following subjects: (i) husbandry; (ii) agricultural economics or agricultural statistics; (iii) applied agricultural science.

Applications should be made by letter to the Principal, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA. Candidates are asked to submit a curriculum vitae and to ask two referees to write directly to the Principal by the closing date for applications, 31 May.

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Merton College

Research Fellowship

The college proposes to elect one Research Fellow from 1 October 1997. The election will be for a limited term of up to five years, and is not renewable. No stipend will be attached, as the college expects to elect someone who is (or will be) already in Oxford, and who already holds (or will hold) a research award at a level equivalent to the Royal Society Research Fellowships or the British Academy Readerships, but who has no present college attachment.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Warden's Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (telephone: Oxford (2)76352, fax: (2)76282). Applications should be received by 22 April.

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New College

Appointment of Assistant Organist and Betts Lecturer in Organ Studies

New College seeks to appoint an Assistant Organist and Betts Lecturer in Organ Studies. The post will be for a period of two years, beginning 1 September 1997, and is non-renewable. The successful candidate will be an experienced organist, capable of assisting the Organist of New College in directing the music of the chapel, and of supervising organ studies in the University under the guidance of the Betts Committee of the Faculty of Music. Further particulars and application forms are available from the Senior Tutor, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN

(telephone: Oxford (2)79596, fax: (2)79590, e-mail: tuition @new.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 14 April. Interviews are planned for the middle of May. New College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Pembroke College

Appointment of fixed-term full-/part-time Secretary

Applications are invited for the position of Secretary within the College Office for a period of six months. This is a senior position which will require a well-organised person with initiative and excellent communication skills, coupled with the ability to work without supervision. Salary will be dependent upon suitability and previous experience.

Applications in writing, together with a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be sent to the College Secretary, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW, by Wednesday, 19 March. Pembroke College is an equal opportunities employer.

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St Catherine's College

Graduate Scholarship in the Arts 1997

The college proposes, if there are candidates of sufficient merit, to elect one Graduate Scholar in the Arts. The scholarship, worth £2,000 per annum, will be tenable from 1 October 1997 for two years, and will not be renewable. Applications are invited either from those who will be reading for a research degree at Oxford, or from those who are currently doing so; in the latter case, candidates should normally be in their first year of postgraduate work at the time of application.

St Catherine's has a large and thriving graduate common room, and accommodation is available in college for single scholars in their first two years (at the current room charge rate). Limited senior common room dining rights are also granted to scholars. There are fifteen flats for married graduates nearby.

There is no application form. Applications with a curriculum vitae and one-page research summary should be sent to the College Secretary, St Catherine's College, Oxford OX1 3UJ, to arrive not later than Friday, 9 May. Your other means of financial support should be stated.

In addition, candidates should arrange for two people acquainted with their recent academic work to send a confidential report direct to the College Secretary before the closing date.

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Graduate Scholarship in the Sciences 1997

The college proposes, if there are candidates of sufficient merit, to elect one Graduate Scholar in the Sciences. The scholarship, worth £2,000 per annum, will be tenable from 1 October 1997 for two years, and will not be renewable. Applications are invited either from those who will be reading for a research degree at Oxford, or from those who are currently doing so; in the latter case, candidates should normally be in their first year of postgraduate work at the time of application.

St Catherine's has a large and thriving graduate common room, and accommodation is available in college for single scholars in their first two years (at the current room charge rate). Limited senior common room dining rights are also granted to scholars. There are fifteen flats for married graduates nearby.

There is no application form. Applications with a curriculum vitae and one-page research summary should be sent to the College Secretary, St Catherine's College, Oxford OX1 3UJ, to arrive not later than Friday, 9 May. Your other means of financial support should be stated.

In addition, candidates should arrange for two people acquainted with their recent academic work to send a confidential report direct to the College Secretary before the closing date.

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St Hilda's College

Dame Helen Gardner Graduate Scholarships

The college proposes to award a Dame Helen Gardner graduate scholarship of £5,000 per annum for study in the humanities (literature, ancient or modern history, music, or fine art), tenable for up to three years from October 1997. The scholarship will be open to women graduates from any university at the start of their research. Students applying for an Oxford M.St. course may apply for an award either at the beginning of that course or when they transfer to D.Phil. status at the end of one year.

Applicants must first be accepted to read for a higher degree of Oxford University, and so should apply to the relevant faculty through the Graduate Admissions Office.

Candidates must also be admitted to St Hilda's College before they can apply for a Dame Helen Gardner Scholarship.

For further particulars, contact the College Secretary, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY. The closing date for applications is 1 August.

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Graduate Scholarships 1997–8

St Hilda's College offers Graduate Scholarships to suitably qualified women students from any country who are accepted by Oxford University to read for a higher degree with an emphasis on research, in either the arts or sciences. Four awards are normally available for new students, and four for on-going graduates.

The value of the scholarships will be up to £1,000 per annum, or smaller amounts if divided between candidates. The criteria for making awards are primarily academic. Scholarships are awarded initially for one year only, but may be continued throughout a graduate's degree, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Applicants must first be accepted to read for a higher degree of Oxford University, and so should apply to the relevant faculty through the Graduate Admissions Office. Candidates must also be admitted to St Hilda's College before they can apply for a Graduate Scholarship.

For further particulars, contact the College Secretary, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY. The closing date for applications is 1 August.

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Wolfson College

Appointment of Clerical Assistant in the Archives Office

Applications are invited for the post of part-time clerical assistant in the Archives Office. The successful applicant will be responsible for the computer recording of college documents and liaising with the College Archivist when necessary. No prior experience required but familiarity with Windows and WordPerfect would be useful, as well as the ability to work on own's own.

Fifteen hours per week (times negotiable). The salary (pro rata) will be in the college's grade 2 range £8,837 to £11,537 per annum). Six weeks' annual holiday, free lunches when on duty, and free car parking.

Applications, together with the names of two referees, should be sent to the College Secretary, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD by Wednesday, 26 March.

Wolfson College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Concert: The Oxford Italian Association

Rossella Bondi Blumberg (mezzo-soprano), Paolo La Rocca (guitar), and Mark Hooper (piano) will give a recital of traditional Neapolitan songs and music by Wolf, Fauré, Chopin, and Villa Lobos, at 8.30 p.m. on Fri., 15 Mar., in Wolfson College Hall. The recital will be attended by HE the Italian Ambassador. Tickets at the door £5 (students £2) in aid of the Dorothy Rowe Scholarship Fund.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

Summer-time returns on Easter Sunday. The OUMNH Shop stocks unusual dendritic limestone wall-clocks alongside attractive baskets of small gemstone eggs. Individual polished stone and pyrite eggs in a variety of sizes are also available while the toy dinosaur eggs continue to hatch. Life-sized Birdmobiles and the range of activity and reference books offer holiday entertainment, and lovers of soft toys will welcome the newly-arrived fledgling owls up from Cornwall. Museum open Mon.–Sat. (inc. Easter Monday, 31 Mar.), 12 noon–5 p.m.; Easter closing 27–30 Mar. inc.; admission free.

 

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United Oxford and Cambridge University Club

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

 

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Tuition Offered

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

 

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Services Offered

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine are Persian carpet merchants in particular and dealers in oriental rugs and runners in general. Visit their gallery/warehouse without notice during business hours 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat., and you will find everything from show-off antiques to everyday furnishing pieces. Also specialist cleaning and expert conservation repairs. No parking problems. The Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

Garden design. Short consultation or full-scale design. Let me help you solve your problems and create a beautiful and individual garden. Judith Walton. Tel.: Oxford 735179.

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

Tax advice and accounts preparation. Ex- KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting academics and other professionals with their tax affairs, including self-assessment. Tax returns from £125, accounts from £150. Convenient North Oxford premises with parking. Tel.: Oxford 513381, fax: 558064.

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.

 

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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.

 

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Research participants sought

Participants needed: we are looking for healthy men and women to help us with our reseach on appetite, sleep, and mood. If you are aged between 18 and 65, please telephone or write. Participants (AS), Research Unit, Littlemore Hospital, Oxford OX4 4XN. Tel.: Oxford 223130.

 

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Situations Vacant

Wanted: temporary research person with basic WP skills (Word for Windows) to prepare simple lists and documents. £4 per hour. Based in office at St Edmund Hall. To begin immediately. Apply to Mrs Nancy Giles. Tel.: Oxford (2)79091, or (2)79055 (messages).

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Houses to Let

Available for short summer/holiday lets from June, short or long-term from Aug./Sept. Charming luxury cottage 14 miles north-west; beams, inglenook fire, country antiques, gas c.h., walled south-facing garden, garage; double bedroom plus second bedroom/study. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

Family house in Oxford (Jericho): peaceful, quiet, and characterful; walking distance of centre, station, and Meadow; 2 living rooms, 2 studies, 4 bedrooms, farmhouse kitchen; walled garden with patio. Available 9 Aug.–13 Sept. for let of 3 weeks min. £500 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 511212, fax: 516236, e-mail: dugstod@patrol.i- way.co.uk.

For rent in July/Aug., a Victorian Oxford home in historic conservation area 15 minutes from centre; 4 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, large eat-in kitchen, study and living room. Walled garden. £1,200 p.m. inc. utilities. Tel.: Oxford 556942.

June–Sept., Oxford: 2-bedroom house in quiet neighbourhood with books, garden, and friendly cat. £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 751295.

Furnished central Oxford house for rent: available 1 July–25 Sept. or for not less than a month. Within 10 minutes from bus and rail stations; 4 bedrooms, fully equipped, small rear garden, not suitable for children under 6 years. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515547.

St John Street: Regency town house in the heart of Oxford, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen; extensive basement area and first-floor drawing room. Small garden with 2 private parking spaces. Available now, at £1,800 p.c.m. For further details 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.

Summer let in Oxford: live in comfort near the Thames. Centrally heated, 4-bedroom Victorian house. Large split-level living-room; bathroom, bidet, and w.c.; shower-room, power-shower, and w.c.; fully-equipped kitchen; south-facing garden. Available for 6 weeks, 18 July–31 Aug. Price negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

Headington: 4-bedroom house, convenient for shops, schools, and hospitals. Fully furnished, gas c.h., garage, gardens front and rear. Available from 1 Sept. 1997 to 15 Aug. 1998. £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76202 (day), or 61316 (evening/weekend).

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

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

 

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Flats to Let

East Oxford, Sidney Street: modern first- floor furnished flat; 2 bedrooms, lounge/diner, bathroom with shower above bath; modern kitchen with electric cooker, fridge, and washing machine; Economy 7 heating; security access and off-street parking for 1 car in residents' car- park area. £650 p.c.m. exc. council tax and water rates. Jones. Tel.: 01564 776861.

Premier: luxury flats, all areas of the city, some furnished, others part furnished, from £695 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 792299.

Summertown: fully-furnished 3-bedroom flat in Cunliffe Close available now. Would suit a visiting academic family or 3 professionals. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 554015 (evening).

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes' walk from city centre: delightful and very comfortable flat, available April, in quiet, civilised family house: large double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 552400.

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Accommodation available for academic year 1997–8

The Maison Française d'Oxford invites applications from postgraduates for rooms at the Maison in 1997–8. As a Franco-British research centre working in the social and human sciences, we particularly welcome applications from British nationals. The Maison is currently the base for research seminars in the History and Philosophy of Science and in Western European Politics. Applications to be received by 1 May. Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE.

 

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Accommodation Offered

Premier: houses for sharers, some available now, many more from summer 1997. Phone us today for more details. Tel.: Oxford 792299.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the home of a semi-retired academic couple. Warm, comfortable house in exclusive central North Oxford within easy walking distance of city centre, all main university buildings, parks, river, shops, pubs, and restaurants. Every room has tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwave, and colour television. Very moderate terms. Tel. and fax: Oxford 557879.

 

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Accommodation Sought

American academic family of 4 seeks 2+ bedroom house or flat for any 4-week period 1 June–9 Aug. Can provide Oxford references. Dr Trent Foley, Davidson College, Box 1719, Davidson NC 28036, USA. Tel.: 704 8922263, fax: 704 8922005, e-mail: trfoley@davidson.edu.

American academic on sabbatical (non- smoker) seeks furnished flat/cottage, 1 Apr.–30 June, or, preferably, 1 Apr.–31 July. Local references available. Tel.: Oxford 200358.

American university professor and wife seek house or flat to rent in North Oxford for Michaelmas Term (15 Sept.–15 Dec.). Oxford references available. Dr Hamilton Hess, 255 Ursuline Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, USA.

Visiting Canadian family (no children) seek to rent a 3/4-bedroom house in Oxford (central/North preferred), or the Cotswolds, 19 July–4 Aug. Contact (i) Angus Stevenson or (ii) Jan Russell. (i) Tel.: Oxford 556767, ext. 4074 (day)/725465 (evening), e-mail: astevenson@oup.co.uk; (ii) fax: 604 263 4664.

Visiting distinguished academic and wife, from Wisconsin, require accommodation for the month of May. North Oxford or convenient to the city centre; fully furnished and equipped flat or house. Tel.: Oxford 72869, e- mail: vivien@stats.ox.ac.uk.

Canadian professor and family wish to exchange attractive character 3--4 bedroom home in Vancouver for a 3--4 bedroom home in Oxford or outlying areas. The time-period sought is Sept. 1997–June 1998. Owen Underhill, 2016 Kitchener Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5L 2W8. Fax (Canada): 604 291 5907, e-mail: underhil@sfu.ca.

Visiting academic couple with the University of Texas Programme at Brasenose seek furnished house or flat in Oxford from 15 July to 15 August. Contact Professor Elizabeth Cullingford, Department of English, University of Texas at Austin, Tx 78712, USA. Tel.: 512-472-0741, fax: 512-482-9339, e-mail: eifk561@uts.cc.utexas.edu.

We'll house-sit while you're on vacation and pay you for it. Old Member Univ. We've rented for past 17 summers, sometimes from Masters, Vice-Masters. References. My wife's a fanatical housekeeper. July–Aug. wanted, but we could patch 2 lets together. Up to £350 p.w. In/near Oxford. Prof. P.C. Stangeby, University of Toronto, 4925 Dufferin Street, Toronto M3H 5T6. Will visit Oxford 7--12 April. Tel.: 1 416 667 7729; fax: 7799.

Professional family (university employees) seeks 2/3-bed house to rent in North/central Oxford from the end of Apr. for 3–6 months while completing house purchase. Non-smokers, animal lovers, and keen gardeners. Do you have a house (and pets) that need looking after while you are away for several months? Excellent references available. Tel.: Oxford 728738.

Visiting professor and her family (4 people) require furnished apartment or house in Oxford, 1 June–31 July. Contact Dr Paul Buckley. Tel.: Oxford (2)73156 (office) or 552224 (home); e-mail: paul.buckley@eng.ox.ac.uk.

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

 

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Visiting American family seeks furnished 3–4-bedroom house or flat in Oxford, Sept. 1997–Aug. 1998. Possible house exchange in Amherst, Mass.: 3–4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2-car garage, spacious contemporary design, wooded hillside setting, easy access to university, local colleges. James K. Boyce. Tel. (USA): 413 256 1853, e-mail: boyce@econs.umass.edu.

 

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Oxford–Berkeley: family house in Oxford offered in exchange for similar in Berkeley, CA, area, July–Dec. Three bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single), 1.5 baths. All appliances, south-facing garden. Car exchange also possible. Tel.: Oxford 726919, e-mail: cvph2@lboro.ac.uk.

 

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Accommodation Exchange

Yorkshire Dales/Oxford: 3-bedroom house/flat wanted in Oxford town from mid-Aug. for 1–2 years in exchange for 17th-c. cottage with garage in Upper Wharfedale (ideal for writing, sabbatical, walking); within easy reach Leeds/Bradford airport, Lake District. Tel./fax: 01756 760265.

Los Angeles/Oxford: family of 4, relocating to Oxford, leaving 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house on half-acre in Thousand Oaks, wishes to exchange for house/flat for similar accommodation (at least 3 bedrooms) in or near Oxford (acreage not a requirement). Westlake Village/Thousand Oaks area is approx. 20 mins. from Pepperdine University and Malibu, 35 mins. from UCLA, 50 minutes from downtown LA and USC, 1 hour from UCSB. We seek a professional who would be interested in a long-term trade. K. Brougher. Fax: 001 213 620 8674.

 

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Holiday Lets

Charming terrace house for short or long lets in conservation area of unspoiled Southwold (Suffolk), seconds from sea. Sleeps 4+. Marvellous area for walking, cycling (2 bikes available), church visiting, bird-watching, or pub-hopping. Tel.: Oxford 513464 (evenings).

Provence: luxury 3-bedroom apartment in 17th-c. château near Lac de St Croix, with views to the mountains of the Gorge du Verdon. Pool, tennis, gardens at the château, sailing, canoeing, wind-surfing, angling on river and lakes close by, wonderful walking, driveable skiing (log fire and heating for winter stays). Available now. Priced for 2–6. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

Holiday coastguard cottage overlooking Chesil Beach, between Weymouth and Abbotsbury at Langton Herring. Comfortably furnished and well equipped but not ultra-smart. Two bedrooms (2 twin beds in each, plus one cot); sitting-room; colour TV, radio, record-player; kitchen/diner, etc. £150–£260 p.w. inc. electricity. Apply Simon, Little Orchard, Charlbury, Oxon. OX7 3RL. Tel.: 01608 810563.

Northumberland, between the Cheviots and the sea: a stone-built cottage in a small unspoilt village, available Apr.–Aug., with 3 bedrooms, sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom; 5 miles to Alnwick Castle, and in easy reach of half-a-dozen more, and miles of beautiful sea- shore. Tel.: Oxford 351604.

Magnificent family house in south Oxford: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, all appliances; views over lake and open countryside; 15 minutes' walk or short bus-ride to city centre; 2 minutes' walk from outdoor heated swimming pool and tennis courts. Available 21 July–18 Aug. £400 p.w. Also 4-berth camper van; 2-bedroom house in centre of Hay-on-Wye, July and Aug., £150 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 246194, e-mail: hutchi@compuserve.com.

Well-appointed 3-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regencós (about 60 miles north-east of Barcelona and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. Sleeps 6; on 2 floors, each a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom, and lounge/dining area; ground floor has large double bedroom, upper floor similar bedroom plus twin-bed room. Attractive roof garden with superb views over surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sun. and will cook delicious meals. £1,000 p.c.m. or £300 p.w. Dr Charles Mould. Tel.: 01993 831747, fax: 831748, e-mail: charles.mould@st-cross.ox.ac.uk.

South-west France: tranquil roof-terraced luxury apartment within tiny walled hill-top medieval village; 2 double bedrooms, excellent bathroom and kitchen; 30-ft south-facing terrace, half-shaded, high above rural valley and completely private. Mrs C. Laird. Tel./fax: 00 33 5 53 70 46 80.

Dordogne valley: stone-built farmhouse and large terrace with 270-degree view overlooking wonderful valley. Swimming, tennis, golf, canoeing and numerous enchanting restaurants nearby. Great walking and cycling everywhere. Splash pool and all mod. cons. £175–£575 p.w. Tel. for more details and/or brochure: 01295 670320.

Czech Republic: enchanting woodland cottage only half an hour from Prague available May–Oct. Sleeps 4+. Lake for swimming, boating. Views, walks, wood fires, mushrooms, castles. Good food, and wine still a bargain. English-speaking owner. From £260 p.w. Tel.: 0171-373 0667.

Holiday in Umbria. Ideal for lovers of tranquillity, superb scenery, good food. Perfect for visiting Renaissance art treasures. Newly converted flat for two, large shaded terrace, magnificent view. Perugia 9 kms, Assisi 20 kms. For information telephone Willliam Urquhart. Tel.: 01252 877155.

 

Tuscany: Italian language/culture, cookery, wall painting, gilding, ceramics courses, at 17th-c. manor house/garden, medieval hamlet, half-hour from sea/mountains—or if you want simply to relax, try just B.&B. and our home cooking. Mario/Jane. Tel.: 0039 187 47 12 49.

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Houses for Sale

Traditional stone property with garden, comprising sitting room, kitchen, bedroom and loft for possible conversion; beautifully situated in the middle of a vineyard on the edge of a small village called Belves de Castillon, 4 km north of Castillon. Some modernisation needed, but recently reroofed. Price of property (including cost of modernisation) just under £50,000. For further information please contact Mr Geoff Hebblethwaite, Brandeau, Les Salles 33350, Clatillon La Bataille, France. Tel.: 00 33 557 40 6353.

Edwardian house, with many original features, in Hill Top Road, with 3 bedrooms, lounge, dining- room, morning room, conservatory, large kitchen/utility, bathroom/w.c., separate downstairs w.c. Attractive gardens. Well located for schools, Oxford and Brookes universities, John Radcliffe and other hospitals, and the city centre. No chain. Tel.: Oxford 815166.

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House purchase sought

Two-plus bedroom house sought within 1 mile of Oxford rail station. Garden and quiet location preferred. No chain. Reliable, genuine cash buyers. Tel.: 01491 613325, e-mail: dburgner@worf.molbiol.ox.ac.uk.

 

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

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

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Friday 14 March

CONFERENCE: `German medical war crimes, medical ethics, and post-war justice' (Wellcome Unit symposium to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Nuremberg Medical Trial), Linacre (contact Dr Paul Weindling: (2)74603).

F. GRIGNON: `Searching for the core of an African city: the Matatus of Nairobi, Kenya' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

 

DR P. MATTHEWS: `Changes in brain state during cognitive processes' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: imaging thought'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN HICK: `Multi-faith theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. DORE: `The deregulation debate in Japan and Britain' (special seminar), Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 15 March

HILARY FULL TERM ends.

TRANSLATION RESEARCH in Oxford one-day meeting: `Les poètes traduisent les poètes', St Hugh's College, from 9.30 a.m.

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Sunday 16 March

THE RT. REVD RONALD GORDON preaches the Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Oriel, 10 a.m.

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Tuesday 18 March

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Lecturing skills practice—arts', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

D. TRIM: `Renaissance man and the Reformation: Sir Thomas Bodley and the international Protestant cause in the reign of Elizabeth I' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Anglo-Saxon attitudes: Beowulf to Alfred', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

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Wednesday 19 March

 

CONGREGATION meeting, 12 noon (admission of Proctors and Assessor).

DR O. MENDOZA: `Psychosocial wellness: epidemiological approaches' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Forced migration and psychological well- being'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

A. WHITTALL: `Stravinsky: modernity and musicology' (lecture), Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m.

 

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Thursday 20 March

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Audio-visual aids to lecturing', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR J. JOFFE: `The Euro—any good for Europe? When the road to hell is paved with good intentions' (Europaeum Lecture), Habakkuk Room, Jesus, 5 p.m. (entry by ticket—tel.: (2)78106).

PROFESSOR C. WEBB: `Lasers—making light work—high-speed imaging and micromachining' (lecture, Oxford Innovation Society twenty-first meeting), Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road, 6 p.m.

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Friday 21 March

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday 22 March

HILARY TERM ends.

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Monday 24 March

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery closed (reopens 31 March).

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Tuesday 25 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Fabulous furniture', 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.

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Thursday 27 March

UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (reopens 1 April).

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 7 April).

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Friday 28 March

ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 1 April).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 1 April).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 1 April).

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Saturday 5 April

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children and families (not unaccompanied children): `Games people play', Main Museum Building, 2–4 p.m. (admission free).

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Wednesday 9 April

B. LEAR: `Lifting the lid off Tuluma boxes: the material culture of the Pacific atoll environment' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture series), Pauling Human Sciences Centre (58 Banbury Road), 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 15 April

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Financial management: project planning and management', 9.30 a.m.

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Wednesday 16 April

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

 

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Thursday 17 April

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Supervising D.Phil. students', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

 

 

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Friday 18 April

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

 

 

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