13 May 1999 - No 4511



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13 May 1999



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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 13 May 1999: University Acts<br />

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 10 May


1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 28
May.

List of the decrees:


Decree (1): Transfer of responsibility for
the Field Laboratory at Wytham

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Biological
Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board,
transfers formal responsibility for the Field Laboratory at Wytham
from the Sibthorpian Professor of Plant Science to the Head of the
Department of Zoology.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, cl. 7
(Statutes, 1997, p. 389), delete `, and have charge of
the University Field Station'.

2 Ibid., insert new cl. 8 as follows and
renumber existing cll. 8--9 as cll. 9--10:

`8. The Head of the Department of Zoology shall have charge of the
University Field Laboratory at Wytham.'

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 April
1999.

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Decree (2): Change in name of various
degrees in Computation

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical
Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board,
substitutes the words `Computer Science' for `Computation' in all
degrees involving Computation save for the Engineering and Computing
Science School, the name of which remains unchanged. This brings the
titles of the University's degrees into line with those of other
universities and prevents any perception outside the University that
the subject taught here is in any way peculiar. The change is purely
cosmetic and has no impact on the subject, teaching, or
examinations.

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

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p.
23, l. 16, p. 24, l. 3, p. 25, l. 12, p. 26, l. 32, p. 48, l. 29, p.
83, ll. 30 and 43, p. 84, l. 2, p. 116, ll. 37 and 39, p. 122, l. 30
(twice), p. 123, ll. 13 and 35, p. 124, l. 19, p. 153, ll. 1, 3, and
4, p. 156, ll. 1 and 3, p. 289, ll. 2, 4, 24, and 27, p. 291, ll. 6
and 8, p. 1036, l. 42, p. 1038, ll. 2 and 40, and p. 1053, l. 34, in
each case delete `Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

2 In the case of the relevant First Public
Examinations and also the graduate course, this decree shall be
effective from 1 October 2000; in the case of the relevant Second
Public Examinations, it shall be effective from 1 October 2002.

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Decree (3): Examination arrangements for the
First and Second Public Examinations in Modern History and certain
associated joint courses

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Modern
History Board and with the concurrence of the English and Social
Studies Boards and of the General Board, revises the arrangements for
the First and Second Public Examinations in Modern History and
certain associated joint courses. It gives responsibility for the
supervision of the examination for the Honour School of Modern
History to the Modern History Board. This clarification is
necessitated by the transfer of the responsibility for the nomination
of examiners to the bodies responsible for the supervision of the
examinations in question. It also gives the responsibility for the
appointment of the boards of examiners for the First and Second
Public Examinations in Modern History and Economics, Modern History
and English, and Modern History and Politics to the chairmen of
examiners for the relevant parent examinations, in line with the
procedure already in place for examinations in Modern History and
Modern Languages. This avoids the necessity of establishing joint
nominating committees for each of these examinations.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p.
60, l. 2, before `Honour Moderations' insert `1.'

2 Ibid., after l. 5, insert:

`2. The Chairmen of the Moderators for Honour Moderations in Modern
History and for the Preliminary Examination in Philosophy, Politics,
and Economics shall consult together and designate such of their
number as may be required for the examination for Honour Moderations
in Modern History and Economics, whereupon the number of examiners
shall be deemed to be complete.'

3 Ibid., p. 61, l. 21, before `Honour
Moderations' insert `1.'

4 Ibid., after l. 24, insert:

`2. The Chairmen of the Moderators for Honour Moderations in Modern
History and for Moderations in English Language and Literature shall
consult together and designate such of their number as may be
required for the examination for Honour Moderations in Modern History
and English, whereupon the number of examiners shall be deemed to be
complete.'

5 Ibid., p. 62, l. 14, before `Honour
Moderations' insert `1.'

6 Ibid., after l. 17, insert:

`2. The Chairmen of the Moderators for Honour Moderations in Modern
History and for the Preliminary Examination in Philosophy, Politics,
and Economics shall consult together and designate such of their
number as may be required for the examination for Honour Moderations
in Modern History and Politics, whereupon the number of examiners
shall be deemed to be complete.'

7 Ibid., p. 299, l. 4, after `History' insert
`shall be under the supervision of the Board of the Faculty of Modern
History, and'.

8 Ibid., p. 359, after l. 21, insert:

`4. The Chairmen of Examiners for the Honour School of Modern History
and for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
shall consult together and designate such of their number as may be
required for the examination for the Honour School of Modern History
and Economics, whereupon the number of examiners shall be deemed to
be complete.'

9 Ibid., p. 363, after l. 16, insert:

`3. The Chairmen of Examiners for the Honour School of Modern History
and for the Honour School of English Language and Literature shall
consult together and designate such of their number as may be
required for the examination for the Honour School of Modern History
and English, whereupon the number of examiners shall be deemed to be
complete.'

10 Ibid., p. 371, after l. 22, insert:

`4. The Chairmen of Examiners for the Honour School of Modern History
and for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
shall consult together and designate such of their number as may be
required for the examination for the Honour School of Modern History
and Politics, whereupon the number of examiners shall be deemed to be
complete.'

11 Cll. 1--4 and 7--9 shall have immediate
effect; cll. 5 and 6 shall have effect from 1 October 1999; and cl.
10 shall have effect from 1 October 2001.

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Decree (4): Honour School of Jurisprudence

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Law Board and
with the concurrence of the General Board, eliminates the option of
students' substituting two special subjects for a standard subject in
the Honour School of Jurisprudence. This change has been necessitated
by the difficulty of timetabling university teaching for those who
choose to take that option.

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

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p.
236, ll. 17--18, delete `, or in seven standard subjects and three
special subjects'.

2 Ibid., ll. 22--3, delete `, or in seven
standard and three special subjects'.

3 Clause 1 shall be effective from 1 October
2000 and clause 2 shall be effective from 1 October 2001.

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Decree (5): External examiners from the same
institution

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the previous
Junior Proctor and with the concurrence of the General Board,
prevents the nomination of two or more persons from the same
institution to serve as external examiners in the same examination at
the same time. This ensures that no examining board is unduly
influenced by the conventions of another institution.

Text of Decree (5)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p.
1022, after l. 11 insert:

`Unless they are appointed to examine in separate subjects or in
separate parts of an examination divided into Part I and Part II, no
two persons who are, or have been during the preceding two years, on
the teaching staff of the same college or university or other
institution shall be nominated to serve at the same time as external
examiners in the same examination.'

2 This decree shall be effective from 1
October 1999.

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Decree (6): Extension of the period of
office of external examiners in Chemistry

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Physical
Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board,
increases the period of office of external examiners for the Honour
School of Natural Science (Chemistry) from two to four years to bring
it into line with that of internal examiners.

Text of Decree (6)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p.
1039, delete ll. 25--32 and substitute:

`(3) in the Honour School of Natural Science internal and external
examiners in Chemistry shall hold office for four years, provided
that each examiner shall examine in Part I only in the first and
third years and in Part II only in the second and fourth years of
office;'.

2 This decree shall be effective from 1
October 1999.

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Decree (7): Financial penalties under Title
XIII

Explanatory note

Last year Congregation enacted, subject to the approval of Her
Majesty in Council, a revised disciplinary statute, Title XIII
(Gazette, Vol. 128, pp. 1193, 1250), which has now been
approved by Her Majesty in Council. The following decree, made under
the provisions of cl. 9 (c)–(d) of the new
Title XIII, accordingly increases, by the increase in the Retail
Price Index over the preceding three years (rounded down), the
maximum financial penalty, excluding damages, which the Proctors can
impose for `minor university offences' from £60 to £65, and
the maximum penalty for other offences from £1,000 to
£1,090.

Text of Decree (7)

The amount of the maximum financial penalty excluding damages which
the Proctors may impose in the case of a `minor university offence'
under Title XIII shall be £65 with immediate effect until 30
September 2001, and the amount of the maximum financial penalty
excluding damages which they may impose in any other case shall be
£1,090 for the same period.

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Decree (8): Directorship of the Centre for
Advanced Materials and Composites

Notwithstanding the provisions of Decree (20) of 27 July 1995
(Gazette, Vol. 125, p. 1425), the Directorship of the
Centre for Advanced Materials and Composites shall be assigned from
time to time by the General Board on such conditions governing the
stipend of the Director as the Board may determine.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

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

JEREMY NICHOLAS DUFF, M.ST., St Cross College

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Bennet, D.J.L., MA, Keble

Doimi de Frankopan, P.J.A., MA, Worcester

Duff, J.N., MA status, M.St., St Cross

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CONGREGATION 11 May


1 Approval on a division of General
Resolutions (1)--(7) and (9)--(13) not confirmed

(1) That this House approve the proposal that there should be a
single body (`the Council') to replace the Hebdomadal Council and the
General Board, with the role set out in section 2.2 of the annexe to
the second report of the Joint Working Party on Governance (`the
annexe' and `the report' respectively).

[For: 85; against: 0]

(2) That this House approve the proposal that the Council should
be composed as set out in section 3.2 of the annexe.

[For: 73; against: 10]

(3) That this House approve the proposal that the Council should
have four main committees with the roles set out in sections
2.3–2.6 of the annexe.

[For: 83; against: 1]

(4) That this House approve the proposal that the four main
committees should be composed as set out in sections 3.3–3.6 of
the annexe.

[For: 76; against: 8]

(5) That this House approve the proposals for the appointment of
Pro-Vice-Chancellors with defined special responsibilities broadly as
set out in para. 28 of the report.

[For: 75; against: 8]

(6) That this House approve the proposal that there should be
three science divisions as set out in sections 5.4–5.6 of the
annexe, with delegated powers and ex officio representation
as set out in paras. 38–54 of the report.

[For: 78; against: 4]

(7) That this House approve the proposal that there should be two
arts divisions as set out in sections 5.1 and 5.2 of the annexe, with
delegated powers and ex officio representation as proposed
in paras. 38–54 of the report.

[For: 68; against: 11]

(9) That this House approve the proposal that the divisions
should operate broadly as set out in sections 7 and 8 of the annexe.

[For: 82; against: 1]

(10) That this House approve the proposals for the academic
services set out in paras. 59–66 of the report.

[For: 80; against: 2]

(11) That this House approve the proposals for the office of
Vice-Chancellor set out in para. 71 (k) of the report.

[For: 75; against: 9]

(12) That this House approve the proposals for the composition
and role of Congregation set out in para. 71 (l) of the
report.

[For: 71; against: 13]

(13) That this House approve the proposal that there should be a
review of the operation of the new governance structure after five
years, with the remit and composition set out in para. 71
(m) of the report.

[For: 83; against: 0]

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2 Rejection on a division of General
Resolution (8) not confirmed

(8) That this House approve the proposal that there should be a
single arts division as set out in section 5.3 of the annexe, with
delegated powers and ex officio representation as proposed
in paras. 38–54 of the report.

[For: 13; against: 58]

¶ As permitted by the Special Resolution approved by
Congregation on 27 April, and as previously announced
(Gazette, pp. 1112, 1113), each of General Resolutions
(1)--(13) will now be put to a postal vote in order to give members
of Congregation who were unable to attend on 11 May the opportunity
to indicate their views on these matters. The approval of General
Resolutions (1)--(7) and (9)--(13), and the rejection of General
Resolution (8), in Congregation on 11 May are accordingly not
confirmed.

It is hoped to publish the verbatim record of the debate on the
General Resolutions as a Supplement to the Gazette on 20
May. Voting papers will be sent to members of Congregation, and,
provided that the record is so published, should be returned to the
Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, by 4
p.m. on Thursday, 27 May
. Council can then promote the main
initial changes in statutes (i.e. primarily those requiring the
approval of Her Majesty in Council, with certain consequential
changes in other statutes) for consideration by Congregation later in
Trinity Term.

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

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

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 13 May 1999: University Agenda<br />

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CONGREGATION 18 May

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises
questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of
which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-
Chancellor will accordingly declare the general resolution and the
special resolution carried without a meeting under the provisions of
Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1997, p. 8).




<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 13 May 1999: Notices<br />

Notices


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STATUTE APPROVED BY HER MAJESTY IN COUNCIL

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her
Majesty's
Privy Council, stating that on 13 April 1999 Her Majesty was pleased to
approve the
Statute revising Title XIII, concerning university discipline, printed in
Gazette, Vol. 128, pp. 1193–8 (approved by Congregation, p.
1250).

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ARNOLD ANCIENT HISTORICAL ESSAY PRIZE 1999

The prize has not been awarded.

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DISCOUNT ON PERSONAL INSURANCE POLICIES
AVAILABLE TO STAFF
AND MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

Amended notice

Royal Sun Alliance, the main insurer of the University, provides discounts for
members, staff, their families, and pensioners of the University of Oxford. The
following savings can be achieved:

Household (buildings and/or contents: 20 per cent;

Travel (including winter sports): 12.5 per cent;

Private car: 40 per cent off premium.

The University acts solely as an introducer of business to Royal Sun Alliance,
receiving no commission or other remuneration, with all savings passed on to
the
subscribing member. For further information, a brochure may be obtained from
Graham
Waite (telephone: (2)80307), or Andy Darley (telephone: (2)70110) at the
University
Offices. To obtain a quotation or receive specific information on the covers
available, telephone Royal Sun Alliance's regional office on 0800 300 822,
quoting
the appropriate reference: SCH266 for car insurance; otherwise 34V0067.

Note: this notice replaces that published in the
Gazette of
29 April, p. 1117.

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TEMPORARY ALTERATION TO GAZETTE
DEADLINE

It is regretted that it is necessary to advance the deadline for the 27 May
Gazette only, for all copy other than advertisements, to 5
p.m.
on Wednesday, 19 May
.

The deadline for advertisements will remain at 12 noon on Wednesday, 19
May.

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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.


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.


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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INTER-FACULTY COMMITTEE FOR CHINESE STUDIES


Termly bulletin for Chinese Studies

The Inter-faculty Committee for Chinese Studies is producing a termly bulletin
for Chinese Studies. Copies of the Trinity Term issue are available from the
Secretary, the Inter-faculty Committee for Chinese Studies, the Oriental
Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: (2)78225 and (2)78222). It
can also be accessed at the Web site: http://www.orinst.ox.ac.uk/chinese-
studies/info/bulletin.htm.

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EDUCATIONAL RECORDING AGENCY


Survey of off-air recording

This notice is to inform members of the University about a survey of
educational recordings in which the University is obliged to participate this
year, and to request co-operation in collecting the necessary information.

The University (including its constituent colleges) is covered by an
Educational Recording Agency (ERA) Licence to record radio and television
broadcasts and cable programmes for educational use, without infringing
copyright. The University pays about £24,000 per annum for this licence.

It is a condition of the licence that institutions may be required to
maintain for a specified period of time details of radio and television
recordings made under the licence and to return this information to the ERA.
Oxford University has been selected to take part in ERA's survey during the
period 1 September 1998 to 31 August 1999 and the
University
is therefore asking all staff for assistance in collating the information
required.

In each department and college, and some faculty offices, an individual
has been nominated as the local co-ordinator for the survey. All staff are
asked to give details to the most appropriate co-ordinator of all recordings
of radio and television programmes which they make for educational purposes
whether at home, in the University, or elsewhere. The information required is
the title, date, and channel of the programme, and the location where the
recording was made. As statistics have to be returned by the University at
the
end of every month, it is important that a co- ordinator is informed as soon
as possible after a recording is made.

The identity of the local
co-ordinator should be publicised in each department, college, and (where
appropriate) faculty office. If it is not clear, the departmental
administrator, senior tutor, or faculty office administrator should be able to
identify the co- ordinator. In cases of difficulty, details of recordings can
be passed instead to the University's central co-ordinator, Miss Catherine
Long, at the ETRC (telephone: (2)70529, e-mail: catherine.long@etrc.ox.ac.uk).
It is, of course, necessary to pass information about recordings only to one
co-ordinator; there is no need, for example, to inform both a college
co-ordinator and a faculty co-ordinator but simply the one which is most
convenient.

Please note that ERA are likely to visit the University at some stage
during the survey period and to monitor the information returned against
recordings held by the University. It is therefore important that the required
information is collected carefully and that recordings are available for
inspection if necessary. It is also important to note the requirement (which
is general and not just for the period of the survey) that each recording
should be labelled with the date and time, and with the statement that `This
recording is to be used only for educational purposes'.

It is hoped that the survey will not cause too much inconvenience, and
the
full co-operation of members of the University would be appreciated.

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SPEAKING BY JUNIOR MEMBERS IN CONGREGATION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CONCERTS


Faculty of Music

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with students from the Faculty of Music, will
perform the Debussy Quartet and the Dvorák Sextet at 1 p.m. on
Friday,
21 May, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets, costing £5 (concessions
£2.50), are available from the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford
798600), or at the door on the day.

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COMMITTEE FOR THE MUSEUMS AND SCIENTIFIC
COLLECTIONS
(CMSC)

The CMSC considers matters of mutual interest to the museums and scientific
collections, and reports to the General Board of the Faculties. The CMSC's
newsletter, which is aimed at staff in the museums and collections, is now
available on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/oxonly/cmsc.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 13 May 1999: Lectures<br />

Lectures


Contents of this section:

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INAUGURAL LECTURES


Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of
American History

PROFESSOR A. BRINKLEY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on
Tuesday, 18 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Imagining the twentieth century: perspectives
from two fins-de-siècle.'

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Vinerian Professor of English Law

PROFESSOR A.J. ASHWORTH will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m.
on Thursday, 20 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Is criminal law a lost cause?'

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Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature

PROFESSOR R. BUSH will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on
Thursday, 27 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `American voice/American voices.'

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GAISFORD LECTURE

PROFESSOR M.S. SILK, Professor of Greek and Latin Language and
Literature, King's College, London, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture
at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St
John's College.

Subject: `Space and solitude in Aristophanes.'

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CHERWELL-SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 1999

PROFESSOR CARL E. WIEMAN, University of Colorado, will deliver the
Cherwell-Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 June, in Lecture
Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road.

Subject: `Bose–Einstein condensation: revealing
the quantum world using ultra-low temperatures.'

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HALLEY LECTURE 1999

PROFESSOR ROBERT E. WILLIAMS, Distinguished Research Scholar, Space
Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, Maryland, will deliver the
Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 May, in Lecture Theatre A,
Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road.

Subject: `Probing the universe with the Hubble Space
Telescope.'

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SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES ANNUAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR L. ROSEN, Professor of Anthropology, Princeton University,
will deliver the fifth Annual Lecture in Socio-Legal Studies at 5.30
p.m. on Friday, 14 May, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will
be followed by a reception at 6.30 p.m.

Subject: `Defending culture: the cultural defence plea
and judicial uses of the concept of culture.'

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THOMAS HARRIOT LECTURE 1999

SCOTT MANDELBROTE, Cambridge, will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture
at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: `The religion of Thomas Harriot.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY


Institute of Biological Anthropology

The following seminars will be give at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the
Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road.

DR M. VON DORNUM, University College, London

13 May: `New World monkey phylogeny from a
molecular perspective.'

PROFESSOR R. DUNBAR, Liverpool

20 May: `The social brain hypothesis.'

DR C. ROSS, Roehampton Institute

27 May: `Evolution of primate life history.'

DR A. EYRE-WALKER, Sussex

3 June: `Estimating deleterious mutation rates.'

DR J. ARMOUR, Nottingham

10 June: `Mini-satellites, recombination, and human
diversity.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES, CLINICAL MEDICINE

International Knowledge Partnership: Health and Environment

Sharing knowledge about malaria for greater impact (health
and the environment: a multidisciplinary approach to knowledge
management about malaria)

This meeting will be held from 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 May, in the
E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College. The meeting will end
with a discussion panel of all the speakers, chaired by Dr Muir Gray,
5–5.30 p.m.

Admission is free; 100 places are avaiable, to be allocated on a
first-come, first-served basis. Application should be made to Miss
Liz Pearce, Secretary to the Director, Oxford Forestry Institute,
South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB (fax: Oxford (2)75074, e-mail:
liz.pearce@plants.ox.ac.uk).

The meeting is organised in association with the University's
Environmental Liaison Group, Action for Safe Motherhood, and the
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

DR C. PYPER, Honorary Chair, International Knowledge Partnership

2 p.m.: `Introduction—the International
Knowledge Partnership.'

DR M. DOBSON, Wellcome Unit

2.05 p.m.: `Historical aspects—learning from
past experience.'

PROFESSOR D. BRADLEY, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

2.20 p.m.: `Medical perspective—where is
malaria today?'

PROFESSOR C. NEWBOLD

2.35 p.m.: `Immunological perspective—progress
in developing a malaria vaccine.'

PROFESSOR J. BURLEY

2.50 p.m.: `Information systems—the Global
Forest Information System (an example from natural resources and
the environment).'

D.J. ROGERS and S. HAY

3.05 p.m.: `Climatic change—improving
knowledge management of vector borne diseases: are we in a
position to predict malaria epidemics?'

DR T. DOWNING

3.20 p.m.: `Climatic change—climate change,
sustainable development, and health: the larger trends and
threats.'

DR G. BODEKER

3.50 p.m.: `Traditional
antimalarials—indigenous knowledge about malaria
management.'

V. SMITH, Reading

4.05 p.m.: `Rural appraisal—gathering
knowledge about rural resources.'

DR C. SHULMAN, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

4.20 p.m.: `Malaria: an important cause of anaemia
in pregnancy.'

DR D. TURTON

4.35 p.m.: `Refugee aspects—sharing knowledge
about the management of displaced persons.'

DR M. GRAY, Director, Institute of Health Sciences, and Director,
National Electronic Library for Health

4.50 p.m.: `The future—the quality of
knowledge: interpretation; storage and dissemination.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

ALEX SENS, Georgetown University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday,
14 May, in the seminar room, Corpus Christi College.

Convener: E.L. Bowie, MA, Reader in Classical Languages
and Literature.

Subject: `Matro and the tradition of fourth-century epic
parody.'

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FRANCES TITCHENER, Utah State University at Logan, will lecture at 5
p.m. on Friday, 21 May, in the seminar room, Corpus Christi College.

Conveners: E.L. Bowie, MA, Reader in Classical Languages
and Literature and C.B.R. Pelling, MA, D.Phil, University Lecturer
(CUF) in Classical Languages and Literature.

Subject: `Autobiography: the most "Hellenistic"
art form?'

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David Lewis Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR S. COHEN, Ungerleider Professor and Director of Judaic
Studies, Brown University, will deliver the David Lewis Lecture at 5
p.m. on Wednesday, 26 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St
John's College.

Subject: `Hellenism in unexpected places.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Goethe's voices—voices on Goethe

A Goethe day, to mark the 250th anniversary of the poet's birth, will
be held on Saturday, 15 May. The morning session will take place in
St Giles' House; the afternoon session will take place in the Mary
Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College.

Conveners: T.J. Reed, MA, Taylor Professor of the German
Language and Literature (morning session), and F.J. Lamport, MA,
Faculty Lecturer in German.

Morning session: Goethe on sex and politics (two
discussions introduced by short papers from visiting speakers)

PROFESSOR E. BOA, Nottingham, and DR M. BELL, King's College, London

9.15 a.m.: `Love and the sexes in Goethe.'

DR N. BOYLE, Cambridge, and DR J.R. WILLIAMS, St Andrews

11.15 a.m.: `Goethe and politics.'

Afternoon session (2.15–5 p.m.) .
`Stimmen von und über Goethe': an afternoon of dramatic and
other readings.

Lieder-recital

UTA BUCHHEISTER (mezzo-soprano), winner of the 1997 Vienna Schubert
Prize, will give a recital of settings of Goethe poems at 8 p.m. in
the Jacqueline de Pré auditorium, St Hilda's College. Tickets
are free to members of the University on application to the Modern
Languages Faculty Office, 37 Wellington Square. Early application is
recommended.

A public seminar on Goethe's poetry and other texts will be held in
Michaelmas Term. Details will be announced later.

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Italian graduate seminar

The following seminars and lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the
days shown.

Conveners: M.S. McLaughlin, MA, D.Phil., University
Lecturer in Italian, and D. Zancani (Dott. Lett.), Faculty Lecturer
in Italian.

PROFESSOR F. SABATINI, Rome

Th. 20 May, Room 3, Taylor Institution: `L'italiano
moderno dalla norma grammaticale alla testualità.'
(Jointly with the Romance Linguistics Seminar)

DR D. SCARPA, Brussels

Tue. 1 June, Room 3, Taylor Institution: `Myth and
universe in Calvino.'

DR N. TONELLI, Pisa

Tue. 8 June, Room S.7, 47 Wellington Square:
`Petrarca, Properzio, e la struttura del
Canzoniere.'

DR R. LOKAJ, Edinburgh

Tue. 15 June, Room S.7, 47 Wellington Square:
`Petrarca, Familiares IV.1: un'ascesa francescana
del Monte Ventoso.'

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Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 2,
the Taylor Institution, except for the film-showing on Wednesday, 26
May, which will take place at 2.15 p.m. in the Hall.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII
Professor of Spanish Studies, and R.W. Fiddian, MA, Reader in
Spanish.

DR FIDDIAN

18 May: `Mexico's Leopoldo Zea: a postcolonial
perspective.'

DON JOSÉ LUIS BORAU, film director

25 May: `Espejo frente a espejo: literatura y
cine.' (Public lecture)

26 May: Mr Borau presents his film Tata
Mía
(see information above).

DR M. DONAPETRY, Pomona College, California

1 June: `Hibridación del mito de
Joaquín Murrieta: de Pablo Neruda a Hollywood.'

MS K. HOOPER

8 June: `Tadeusz Micinski and Spain.'

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Russian Graduate Seminar: commemoration of the bicentenary of the
birth of Alexander Pushkin

DR T.J. BINYON will give a talk at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in
Lecture Room 2, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: C.H.M. Kelly, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Russian,
and G.S. Smith, MA, D.Litt., Professor of Russian.

Subject: `Pushkin, Griboedov, and the Journey to
Erzerum
: a biographer's ramblings.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Atlantic World Seminar

The meeting with Professor A. Brinkley, originally scheduled for
Tuesday, 25 May, will occur instead on Tuesday, 15 June, in Lecture
Room VII, Brasenose College.

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MUSIC

The composer speaks

GEORGE BENJAMIN will lecture in this series, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14
May, in the Holywell Music Room. A performance of the composer's
Viola Viola will be given by Ralph Ehlers and Catherine
Manson.

ROBERT SHERLAW JOHNSON will also lecture in this series, at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, 19 May, in the Holywell Music Room.

Subject: `Fractals, tonality, and non-tonality.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars: alteration to arrangements

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the New
Chemistry Laboratory Seminar Room. Professor Roberts will lecture on
17 May (not, as previously notified, on 24 May), and Dr Bramwell will
lecture on 24 May (instead of 17 May).

PROFESSOR M. ROBERTS, Warwick

17 May: `Relative equlibria and spectra of
molecules.'

DR S.T. BRAMWELL, University College, London

24 May: `Spin ice versus the Third Law—does
Ho2Ti2O7 violate Nernst's
Postulate?'

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Department of Engineering Science: Plasma Group Seminar

PERE ROCA I CABARROCAS, Laboratoire de Physique des Interfaces et des
Couches Minces, École Polytechnique, Palaiseau, France, will
speak at the meeting to be held at 3 p.m. on Monday, 17 May, in
Lecture Room 6, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering
Science.

Subject: `Dusty plasmas: from powders to nanoparticles
and nanostructured silicon thin films.'

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY


Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

SIR JOHN GURDON, Chairman, Institute of Cancer and Developmental
Biology, Cambridge, will deliver the second Rodney Porter Memorial
Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the University/Pitt Rivers
Museum. The lecture will be followed by a champagne reception.
Further details may be obtained from Pauline Rudd (telephone:
(2)75340), Fran Platt (telephone: (2)75725), or Kieran Clarke
(telephone: (2)75255).

Subject: `From clones to signals: the redirection of cell
fate.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Conference on financial instability

This conference will be held on 9–10 July in Oxford. It is
organised by the Oxford Financial Research Centre (the University's
newly-established research centre in finance), the Oxford
Review of Economic Policy
, and the European Commission
Training and Mobility of Researchers Network in Financial Markets.

Papers will be given on: the theory of financial crashes; credit
risks; lessons from previous crises; links between financial markets
and the real economy; international policy towards financial
instability; the regulation of financial markets, and experience from
different markets, including the Far East and Scandinavia.

A limited number of places is available. Those interested in
attending should contact Elaine Durham, the Said Business School, 59
George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail:
elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk), by 28 May.

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

LESLIE TOPP will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 7 June, in
the Vernon Harcourt Room, St Hilda's College.

Conveners: M.R. Airs, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Conservation
and the Historic Environment, and G. Tyack, MA, M.Litt., Fellow,
Kellogg College, and Director, Stanford University in Oxford.

Subject: `An inconspicuous building: Adolf Loos's Haus am
Michaelerplatz in Vienna.'

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UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE


Annual Conference

Self-harm or self-heal?

The conference will be held on Thursday, 17 June, in St Catherine's
College, with the following speakers. Further details and an
application form may be obtained from the Conference Secretary,
University Counselling Service, 11 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2HY
(telephone: Oxford (2)70300).

DR R. HALE, Consultant Psychiatrist, Tavistock Clinic, and
Director, the Portman Clinic: `Who is killing
whom?—the dynamics of self-harm.'

ELLEN NOONAN, Head of the Counselling Section, Faculty for
Continuing Education, Birkbeck College, London: `Surviving
rage: a therapeutic encounter.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE


Chichele Lectures 1999

The Chichele Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old
Library, All Souls College.

Note: this replaces the notice published in the
Trinity Term Special Lecture List, which gives incorrect dates for
the first and final lectures in the series.

T. CLAYTON

21 May: `Clarke: father and son.'

R. WHITE

28 May: `Christopher Wren's architectural projects
in Oxford.'

PROFESSOR R. HELMHOLZ, Ruth Wyatt Rosenson Professor of Law, Chicago;
Visiting Fellow, All Souls, 1998

4 June: `Sir Daniel Dun: All Souls and the civil
law.'

R. FRANKLIN, Fellow, All Souls

18 June: `Steward.'

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LADY MARGARET HALL


Deneke Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR J.P. CARLEY, Department of English, York University, and
Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, will deliver the
Deneke Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 28 May, in Lady Margaret
Hall.

There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally
afterwards over drinks. All are welcome. Further information may be
obtained from Elizabeth Jubb, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford
(2)74302, e-mail: liz.jubb@lmh.ox.ac.uk)

Subject: ` "Out of deadly darkenesse to lyvelye
lyght": interpreting the libraries of Henry VIII.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE


Blackstone Lecture

PROFESSOR P.B.A. BIRKS, Regius Professor of Civil Law, will deliver
the twenty-third Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 15
May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Rights, wrongs, and remedies.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE


Middle East Centre

Hamid Enayat Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR M. GILSENAN, David B. Kraiser Professor of the Humanities,
New York University, will deliver the sixteenth Hamid Enayat Lecture
at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in the New Lecture Theatre, St
Antony's College.

Subject: `The dreams of peasant women: of visions,
miracles, and modernity.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE


Isaiah Berlin Lecture 1999

PROFESSOR C. ROSEN will deliver the Annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture 1999
at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The
lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Tradition without convention: the impossible
nineteenth-century project.'

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OXFORD IMMUNOLOGY GROUP

Mini-symposium: signalling in the immune system

This meeting will be held on Monday, 17 May, 6–8 p.m., in the
Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The
meeting will be chaired by Dr Anton van der Merwe.

Further details of the meetings of the Oxford Immunology Group can
be found at http://www.molbiol/OIG.

S. LEY, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill,
London: `Regulation of NF-kB by the MAP 3-kinase TPL-2.'

S. WATSON: `Role of the signalling adapters LAT, SLP-
76, and SHIP in collagen receptor signal transduction in
platelets.'

V. TYBULEWICZ, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill
Hill, London: `A critical role for the signal transducer
Vav in T cell development and activation.'

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

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

PROFESSOR D.J.B. ROBEY, Reading, member of HEFCE's Learning and
Teaching Committee and of the Joint Funding Funding Councils'
Learning and Teaching Support Network Advisory Group, will be the
guest presenter at a meeting to be held at 11.30 a.m. on Friday, 14
May, in the Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building.

Subject: `Future national teaching and learning policies:
the role of IT.'

`How to...' series

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the
Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road. The aim of the presentations is
to demonstrate how information technology can be used to enhance
aspects of learning and teaching.

D. WILKINSON, Oxford Brookes

19 May: `How to put lecture notes on the Web.'

B. KNURSHEED, Learning Technologist, TaLL

26 May: `How to develop an Internet-based course:
the Department for Continuing Education's Certificate Course in
Computing via the Internet.'

R. O'TOOLE, Information Technologist, TALL

2 June: `How to select and use Web-based tools for
on-line learning.'

P. JOYCE, Learning Technologist, TALL

9 June: `How to manage on-line course development.'

K. HARRISON, Chemistry

16 June: `How to create and use on-line tests.'

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HUMAN POPULATION GENETICS JOURNAL CLUB

An interdisciplinary journal club in the area of human population
genetics is held every second Monday in term, in weeks 2, 4, 6, and
8, in the seminar room, ground floor, Department of Statistics, 1
South Parks Road. Anyone interested is welcome.

Notices of the papers for discussion are sent in advance by email. To
have yourself added to the email list, send a request to
rachel.whiteley@zoology.oxford.ac.uk.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 13 May 1999: Grants and Funding<br />

Grants and Research Funding


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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 13 May 1999: Examinations and Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards


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CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all
examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1,
clauses 1–3, which require examiners in all university
examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman,
to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish
it in the University Gazette.

He desires that these appointments shall be notified to the
Clerk of the Schools who will inform the Vice-Chancellor and see
that notice of them is duly published in the University
Gazette
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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS


Accommodation for Lectures

Michaelmas Term 1999

The Chairman of the Curators of the Schools would be grateful if
Professors, Readers, and University Lecturers who wish to lecture
at the Schools in Michaelmas Term 1999 could inform the Clerk of
the Schools at the end of the present term. It is necessary to
know whether a room suitable for an audience of more than one
hundred persons is required; only the three large writing-schools
will accommodate more than that number.

Afternoon lectures should normally finish by 6 p.m.

Attention is drawn to the fact that overhead projection
equipment and 35-mm projectors are available. When these
facilities are required the Clerk of the Schools should be
notified in advance.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations
made by boards of faculties and the Committee on Continuing Education will
come into effect on 28 May.


1 Board of the Faculty of Law

(a) Honour School of Jurisprudence

(i) With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in
2001)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 237, ll. 25–6, delete `;
provided that candidates may substitute any two special
subjects for one of the standard subject papers 5–22

(excluding 14 if substituted for 4)'.

(ii) With effect from 1 October 2001 (for first examination in 2002)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 237, ll. 30–2, delete `;
provided that candidates may substitute any two special subjects from one of
the standard subject papers 5–22 (excluding 14 if substituted for 4)'.

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(b) Pass School of Jurisprudence

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 243, l. 11, delete `either' and `,
or four standard subjects and two special subjects,'.

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(c) Diploma in Legal Studies

With effect from 1 October 1999 (for first examination in 2000)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 949, delete ll. 8–11 and
substitute:

`3. The examination shall consist of any three standard subjects specified
for the Honour School of Jurisprudence selected by the candidate, except that
they shall not include both paper 11, Ethics, and paper 12, Philosophy of
Mind.'

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2 Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

(a) Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Computation

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 48, l. 47, and p. 1109, l. 27 delete
`Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

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(b) Preliminary Examination in Mathematics and Computation

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 84, l. 7, delete
`and Further Mathematics'.

2 Ibid., p. 84, l. 11 and p. 1109, l. 20, delete `Computation'
and substitute `Computer Science'.

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(c) Honour School of Computation

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 153, l. 40, p. 154, ll. 1, 2, and 14,
and p. 1109, l. 30, delete `Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

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(d) Pass School of Computation

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 156, ll. 7, 11, and 14, delete
`Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

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(e) Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 171, ll. 43, 44, 46, 48, 50, and p.
172, ll. 16, 24, and 28, delete `Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

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(f) Honour School of Mathematical Sciences

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 283, l. 28, delete `Computation' and
substitute `Computer Science'.

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(g) Honour School of Mathematics and Computation

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 289, l. 32, p. 290, ll. 14, 18, 19,
36, 46, p. 291, l. 1, and p. 1109, l. 36, delete `Computation' and substitute
`Computer Science'.

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(h) Pass School of Mathematics and Computation

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 291, ll. 12, 15, and 18, delete
`Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

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(i) Master of Science in Computation

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 723, l. 29, and p. 724, ll. 10 and
36, delete `Computation' and substitute `Computer Science'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Social Sciences

Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 473, after l.
24 insert:

`The chairmen of the sub-faculties of Economics and Politics shall make
available to the examiners records showing whether candidates have pursued
a course in information technology to an adequate standard. The examiners
shall deduct one per cent of the aggregate mark of those candidates who have
failed to reach an
adequate standard.'

2 Ibid., l. 25, after `eight subjects in all' insert
`(excluding the course in information technology referred to above)'.

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4 Committee on Continuing Education

Postgraduate Certificate in Object Technology

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 973, after l. 30 insert:

`Object Technology

1. The Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, in
consultation with the Sub-faculty of Computation, and the Board of Studies of
the Committee on Continuing Education, shall elect for the supervision of the
course a standing committee which shall have the power to arrange lectures
and other instruction.

2. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars,
and classes in the theory and practice of Object Technology. The course may
be taken over a period of not less than one year, and not more than two
years.

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

(a) attendance at a minimum of four short courses;

(b) submission of at least four written assignments, based on
modules chosen from those in the Schedule for the Postgraduate Certificate in
Object Technology, comprising a programme of study approved by the
Programme
Director.

The assignments under (b) shall be forwarded to the examiners for
consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify
candidates and tutors.

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

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

6. The standing committee for the M.Sc. in Software
Engineering shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted
from submitting up to two of the total of nine written assignments required
under 3(b) above, provided the standing committee is satisfied that
such a
candidate has undertaken sufficient study, of an appropriate standard,
normally at another institution of higher education.

7. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the
assignments under 3(b) may be permitted to resubmit work in
respect of part or parts of the examination which they have failed for
examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one
year of the original failure. No written assignment shall be submitted to the
examiners on more than one occasion.

Schedule

(i) Design patterns

(ii) Distributed objects

(iii) Object orientation

(iv) Object-oriented design

(v) Object-oriented programming

The standing committee for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering shall have
the power to add other courses or delete courses from this list in June and
December each year a list of modules shall be published in the
University Gazette. Each such list, which will have been approved
by the standing committee and which will be a selection from the list set
above, will contain those modules which will be available during the following
nine months.'

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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

L. DA'LUZ VIEIRA, Linacre: `Acupuncture in Oxford: the role of belief in
healing practice'.

Pitt Rivers Museum, Thursday, 27 May, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: D.B. Tayler, H. MacPherson.

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English Language and Literature

G. CERNY, Linacre: `How to hang an apprentice: the moral problem of
Industry and Idleness re-examined in Victorian illustrated
fiction'.

Examination Schools, Friday, 2 July, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: J. Sloan, P. Schlicke.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

J. JOLLE, Wadham: `The uses and function of mythology in Goethe's early
hymns'.

Wadham, Friday, 14 May, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: R.C. Ockenden, M. Bell.

iE.V. ROBERTS, St Anne's: `Identity and the colonial encounter: the French
Indochinese novel in the twentieth century'.

St John's, Monday, 14 June, 10 a.m.


Examiners: E.A. Fallaize, A. Hargreaves.

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Modern History

P.A.V. SARRIS, All Souls: `Economy and society in the age of Justinian'.

Christ Church, Thursday, 22 July, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: A.K. Bowman, J.F. Haldon.

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Physical Sciences

M. ATIA, New College: `Improved Coriolis mass flow-meter'.

Department of Engineering Science, Tuesday, 15 June, 10.30 a.m.


Examiners: A.L. Dexter, J. Morris.

P. THIRTLE, Wolfson: `Neutron reflection from modified silicon surfaces'.

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Tuesday, 1 June, 11 a.m.


Examiners: R.G. Compton, S.J. Roser.

C. WEBB, St Edmund Hall: `Experiments with a caesium atom
interferometer'.

Clarendon Laboratory, Tuesday, 18 May, 2 p.m.


Examiners: P. Ewart, C.S. Adams.

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Physiological Sciences

J. BABIK, Magdalen: `Gene regulation of the murine interleukin-12 p35
subunit'.

Brasenose, Friday, 18 June, 2 p.m.


Examiners: N.J. Proudfoot, F. Balkwill.

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Colleges, Halls, and Societies


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OBITUARIES


Exeter College, Trinity College, and
Worcester College

RICHARD BRUCE WERNHAM, MA, FBA, 17 April 1999; Scholar, Exeter
College, 1925–8; Official Fellow, Trinity College, 1934–51;
Professor of Modern History and Fellow, Worcester College,
1951–72, Emeritus Fellow since 1972. Aged 92.

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Hertford College

JOHN RICHARD BIRKLE, 11 April 1999; commoner 1958; Treasurer of the
Hertford Society 1977–85.

JOHN COCKIN, FRCS, 24 April 1999; Fellow 1970–91.

LT.-COL. GERALD CHARLES MATHER BOWSER, 11 March 1999; commoner
1952.

COL. IAN RUPERT BURROWS, OBE, 31 March 1999; exhibitioner 1936.

LT-COL. RODERICK GORDON DUFF, MBE, 2 March 1999; Fellow and Bursar
1990–1.

GARTH BARTON ROBINSON (B.SC., PH.D. Birmingham), 8 April 1999;
Fellow 1969–96, Emeritus Fellow 1996–9.

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Worcester College

GRAHAM JONES, MA, 19 June 1998; 1957–61. Aged 61.

JEREMY JOAH MEREDITH-DAVIES, MA, 16 November 1998; 1971–4.
Agd 45.

THOMAS MARTIN RECKORD, 1988; 1971–2.

COLIN ROBERT SEATON, MA, 1998; 1949–52.

BENJAMIN CHARLES DUGARD SHOWELL, BA, 10 April 1999; 1993–6.
Aged 23.

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ELECTIONS


Merton College

To Postmasterships:

R.H.J. MOORE, formerly of Pangbourne College

K.W.T. QUIRKE, formerly of King Edward's School, Birmingham

MISS C.L. SCOTT, formerly of Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School

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To Exhibitions:

T.J.W. ASHLIN, formerly of Cranbrook School

MISS P.R.J. ECCLES, formerly of Bradford Girls' Grammar School

G. IRVING, formerly of Brighton College

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Nuffield College

Sub-Warden

To act as Warden (2000–1):

DR GORDON MARSHALL

Note: this replaces the notice naming Dr Marshall
published in the Gazette of 29 April, p. 1147.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 13 May 1999: Advertisements<br />

Advertisements


Contents of this section:



How to advertise in the
Gazette


Terms and conditions
of
acceptance of advertisements

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Concerts

Ronald Morgan (piano) will play Mozart, Rondo in A minor, K.511; Berg,
Sonata
Op.
1; Rachmaninoff, Prelude Op. 32 No.10; Skryabin, ÉtudesOp.
2
No. 1 and Op. 8 No 12; Schubert, Sonata in A minor D.537; and François
Morel, Deux Études de Sonorité, at 8 p.m. on Thur.
20
May in the Holywell Music Room. Ronald Morgan, who is from the Eastman
School
of Music in New York, is in Oxford as part of a European recital-tour. Tickets:
£2/£1 on the door.

Organ recital: Dr George McPhee, MBE, will give an organ
recital
of works by J.S. Bach, Olivier Messiaen, and César Franck at 7.30 p.m.
on
Sat., 15 May, in Christ Church Cathedral. Admission £7, students £4,
from Playhouse or at the door.

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The Bodleian Shop

Retirement? Graduation? Anniversary? We have a selection of
Oxford or Bodleian-related items suitable for that special gift: some can be
customized. Prices from £13.95 to £425. Consult our shop staff or tel.:
Oxford (2)77091 or (2)77216. Open Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. 9
a.m.–12.30 p.m., or see the Bodleian Shopping Arcade at
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/arcade/.

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School entry

Looking for a new school? Open morning for entry into Year
9
(third form) and the Sixth Form, Sat. 29 May, 10 a.m.--12.30 p.m. All welcome.
d'Overbroeck's College, 1 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SN. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

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Tuition Offered

Art in Summer: one-week holiday course for 10--14-year-olds
of all abilities. Photography, ceramics, painting, drawing. Details from Sami
Cohen.
d'Overbroeck's College, 1 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SN. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Fun French activity weeks for children aged 4--14, running
this summer at the Dragon School. Details from Kate Lee. Tel.: Oxford 750870.

Piano lessons. Experienced teacher. Adults and children.
All
grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read, BA (Hons), LRAM. Jericho,
tel.:
Oxford 510904.

Pallas: Inter-University Postgraduate
Curriculum, LL.M. in European Business Law, 1999/2000. The Pallas
LL.M. programme in European Business Law is a postgraduate full-
time course of 1 year. This programme has been set up by the law
departments of the universities of Barcelona (Spain), Bologna
(Italy), Essex (Great Britain), Konstanz (Germany), LUISS Guido
Carli (Italy), Jean Moulin Lyon 3 (France), and Nijmegen (The
Netherlands) in 1995. The team of lecturers consists of leading
professors and practising lawyers from various European
countries. In Sept. 1999 and Sept. 2000 this course will be
organised again. Host University: University of Nijmegen, the
Netherlands. Working language: English. Tuition costs: EURO 8,865
(approx. NLG 19,500) for 1999/2000 year. Living expenses
(accommodation included for 11 months of study in Nijmegen):
approximately NLG 1,200 (550 EURO) per month for a single
student. Further information available from Centre for
Postgraduate Legal Education, University of Nijmegen, Faculty of
Law, PO Box 10520, 6500 MB Nijmegen, the Netherlands (attn. Ms
Mariëlle Cornielje). Tel.: + 31 24 3613090, fax: + 31 24
3615838, e-mail: cpo@jur.kun.nl.

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Services Offered

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

Software training: I can offer training and help
with many Windows applications (Windows 95, Word, e-mail, etc.),
one-to-one or in small groups. If you are struggling to get
started, or want to get the best possible use from your PC
resources, contact me and we can see where I can help with
filling knowledge gaps, suggesting short cuts, and turning
software use into an enjoyable and meaningful activity. Janet
Caldwell, Oxford Software Training, 23 Squitchey Lane, Oxford.
Tel.: Oxford 511566, e-mail: janet.caldwell@virgin.net.

Research 4 Hire. For details, see
http://www.research4hire.com.

Windows, doors, and conservatories installed
with craftsmanship and care by Oxford's longest-established
double glazing company. A third-generation family firm, we
believe in giving clear practical advice without pressure or
obligation. Proud to have served over 30 university colleges.
Oxford Double Glazing, tel.: Oxford 248287.

Shipping? Abyssinia to Zanzibar, New York to
Newmarket. Today, tomorrow, next week? All the best options are
at Mail Boxes Etc. Will collect from college, home, factory, or
elsewhere. Also 24-hour photocopying, secure mailboxes, computer
workstation, high-grade colour photocopying, faxing, laminating,
binding, etc. 266 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DL.
Contact Justin Brookes. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail:
summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the
University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity
material, typesetting, printing, and finishing. Output Bureau
provides high-quality output from disc from all major DTP
programs onto paper, bromide, colour-separated positive or
negative film; high-quality specialist colour copier service. For
service, quality, and competitive prices contact Oxuniprint,
Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford. Tel.:
Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

Town and Country Trees: professional tree
surgeons. All aspects of arboriculture undertaken including
orchard and shrub pruning, planting, hedge trimming, stump
grinding, etc. Quality work at competitive prices. We are fully
insured. For a free quotation, call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01869
351540.

Personal Computer Consultants: we offer expert
advice and tuition for both hardware and software. On-site
service at home or in the office. We provide upgrades for most
computers, or alternatively we now supply our range of
personally-built to your own specifications K Tec computers. We
will also supply or source software to match your requirements.
For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact
Chris Lewis, tel.: Oxford 461222, fax: 461333.

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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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Houses to Let

House to let in Grandpont, south Oxford: 4
bedrooms (two linked), kitchen, dining-room; for one year from 1
Oct. Rent £800 p.c.m. plus bills and council tax (if
applicable). Suit non-smoking graduate couple and two friends.
Tel. to view: Oxford 241845.

House in Oxford to let, 1 July--31 Aug.; 2.5
bedrooms, living/dining-room, large garden, fully equipped
kitchen, telephone, TV, VCR, hi-fi, washing-machine; convenient
to city centre and shops, 10 minutes to centre by bus or 20-min.
walk through University Parks; £750 p.m. House in Edinburgh
to let: 3 single bedrooms, 1 double; living-room, fully-equipped
kitchen, TV, washing- machine, garden; convenient to buses and
shopping centre. July £800, Aug. (Edinburgh Festival)
£1,150, 1--21 Sept. £600. Combination to two houses
possible. Tel.: Oxford 310714, e-mail:
dmonas@werd.demon.co.uk.

Headington: 4-bedroom furnished family home with
lounge, dining-room, gardens, gas c.h. Ideal location for
hospitals. To let from 1 July for min. of one year. £1,300
p.c.m. (bond and full references required). Tel.: Oxford 777576
(6.30--7.30 p.m. only), or e-mail: bridgetrl.@hotmail.com.

Central North Oxford, available from 16 Aug. for
12 months (or 11 months if preferred). £900 p.c.m., superb
furnished Victorian terrace, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, living-room,
study, maple fitted kitchen/diner, wooden floors, c.h., all mod.
cons., garden, perfect location. E-mail: sandra.pyne@ibm.net.

Headington: recently-refurbished, 3-bedroom,
semi-detached family house in quiet residential neighbourhood.
Available 1 Aug. for 1 year (maybe longer). Unfurnished.
Excellent location convenient for shops, JR, and all tranport.
Suit corporate or academic family. E-mail: noflieson@aol.com.

Two-bedroom house, 15 minutes from Oxford
centre; 1 Sept--30 June. Suit visiting academic. £600 p.c.m.
E-mail: mdowler@netrover.com.

Summertown: lovely 3-bedroom Victorian terrace
house, fully furnished and equipped. Available to let from Aug.
1999 for 1 year minimum, longer if required. Three double
bedrooms, 2 reception, eat-in kitchen, overlooking pretty garden,
1.5 bathrooms, gas c.h., hardwood floors, washer/drier,
dishwasher. Popular Summertown road, near shops, excellent
schools, University, hospitals. £1,100 or $1,750 p.c.m.
London contact tel.: 0181 874 5909 or New York tel.: 212 663
2664, fax: 212 531 1224, e-mail: glen.petry@umusic.com.

North Oxford : furnished 3-bedroom house
available for year or longer from mid-June/July 1999. Garage,
front and rear gardens, gas c.h., newly-fitted kitchen and
bathroom, on bus route to city centre. £900–£950
p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515547 or 01869 331575.

Three properties: (1) Summertown: substantial,
well-presented, furnished, 4-bedroom family home. Fully equipped
spacious kitchen/dining area. Two attractive lounges and south-
facing garden. Very conveniently situated for Summertown shops.
Available July, £1,700 p.c.m. (2) Central North Oxford:
unfurnished 3-bedroom home. Lounge, very spacious lounge/dining
area and kitchen equipped with all electrical appliances.
Conveniently located for city centre. Available May, £1,150.
(3) Whytham village: 3-bedroom character cottage. Fully furnished.
Very large secluded garden. Available June. £1,500 p.c.m.
Tel.: Oxford 797817 or 552770, fax: 797801.

Old Marston village. convenient for Oxford and
Headington. Quaint but centrally-heated 1-bedroom cottage.
Available 1 June for 1 year. £580 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford
511967.

Woodstock: small period cottage in quiet
location close to Blenheim Park and town centre. Delightfully
furnished and fully equipped. One double and 1 single bedroom,
bathroom and separate w.c., sitting/dining-room, kitchen. Gas
c.h. Telephone. Conservatory area leading to small walled garden.
Suit visiting academic/professional couple/single. Available
immediately for up to 1 year by agreement. £675 p.c.m. Tel.:
01993 812639.

Victorian terraced house situated in a quiet
cul-de-sac off the Abingdon Road. Two reception rooms and 3
bedrooms. Downstairs bathroom and w.c. Fully furnished, c.h.,
fitted carpets. Small back garden. £800 p.c.m. Available
from July for 1 year. Please tel.: 01639 844285.

Old Boars Hill. Available full/part academic
year 1999–2000. Four miles city centre. Hourly bus service.
2/3 bedrooms, 2 reception, gardens. £750 p.m. Tel. (before 8
May; USA) 219 287 1449, (after 8 May): Oxford 735305.

Large 4-bedroom North Oxford House in quiet cul-
de-sac ending in park. Fully furnished. Available mid-
Oct.–27 Dec. £1,400 p.m. including utilities. Spacious
accommodation includes loft, dining-room/sun room, and 2.5
bathrooms. Tel.: Oxford 454274.

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764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

North Oxford : immaculate house, close to the
A34. Suit non-smoking professional sharers or family.
Accommodation on 3 floors: 4 bedrooms (3 double),
sitting-room/dining-room, kitchen with extensive range of quality
units, fitted fridge, dishwasher, waste disposal unit. Bathroom
and shower-room, 2 w.c.s, washing machine/drier, freezer, gas
c.h., double glazing; fully furnished with IKEA furniture.
£875 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 750375 (8.30--5.30, Mon.--Fri.)

Available Mon.--Fri.: delightful 2-bedroom
Victorian terrace cottage in North Oxford/Upper Wolvercote. Fully
furnished and equipped, pretty garden, off- street parking. Close
to Port Meadow and frequent bus routes. Suit professional person
working in Oxford or nearby during the week. Tel.: 0171 385 4387
(eve).

Period cottage available for academic year.
Three bedrooms, fully furnished, all amenities. Large garden,
quiet surroundings, tucked away on Old Boars Hill, just 4 miles
from Oxford centre. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 00 39 444 324729.

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Flats to Let

North Oxford : 1 Sept. 1999--31 May 2000,
£570 p.m., fully equipped ground- floor flat suitable for
two adults: dining-room/study, living-room/study, double bedroom,
shower-room, kitchen; dish-washer, washing/drying machine,
electric stove; c.h., carport, small garden. Stone, 266 Moore
St., Princeton, NJ 08540, USA. Tel.: 609 921 2717.

Central Oxford, Grandpont. Newly-built,
fully-furnished, ground floor luxury flat with parking and
landscaped courtyard, within half mile walk of city, shops, rail
station, 2 minutes to river and parkland. Two double bedrooms, 1
en suiteshower-room, 1 bathroom, fitted kitchen with
dishwasher and washer/drier, sitting-room/dining-room with patio
doors onto communal gardens. £825 p.c.m. Available from 1
Sept. for 1 year let. Contact Katie Enock, tel.: Oxford 558037
(eve.) or 0976 247353 (day), e-mail:
katie.enock@phru.anglox.nhs.uk.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city
centre, all main university buildings and parks, and very close
to the river. Available for short/long let. Exceptionally well-
furnished, comfortable flat available now in extremely quiet,
civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy,
residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms.
First-floor. Double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom.
Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Tel./fax: Oxford
552400.

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

St Clements/East Oxford borders. Spacious,
modern, ground-floor, 2-bedroom apartment with private parking.
Large lounge/diner, fitted kitchen with appliances including
washer. double bedroom, single bedroom, bathroom with power
shower, gas c.h., communal drying room, courtyard. Available 1
May. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 798737.

Elegant 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in St
Margaret's Road, central North Oxford. Double bedroom, large
sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom. Fully furnished, newly
decorated, washing machine and gas c.h. Use of charming shared
garden. £725 p.c.m. plus bills. Available now. Let of 6
months or longer preferred. Tel.: Oxford 343384.

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Summer Lets

Central South Oxford: completely renovated,
attractively-furnished, 3-storey Victorian terrace house with
garden, 10-minute walk from city centre, 5-minute walk from
river, 2-minute walk from Hinksey Park (tennis courts, swimming
pool, playground, etc.). Two double bedrooms and 1 single, 2
bathrooms, double reception room with stripped pine floor, large
modern kitchen with french windows overlooking the garden. Gas
c.h., fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble drier,
2 TVs. Available 25 July--15 Aug. £800 for 3 weeks inclusive
of all utilities except phone calls. Tel.: Oxford 247022, e-mail:
tanya.tsikas@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Live in comfort near the Thames and a short walk
from the city centre. Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, south
facing garden, c.h. Architect converted, large split-level living-
room, pale wood floors, dining-room, new and fully-equipped
kitchen, bathroom with bidet and w.c., shower-room with w.c.
Available 6 weeks, 24 July–5 Sept. 1999. Price negotiable.
Tel.: Oxford 725193.

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Accommodation Offered

Comfortable room in lovely home in Divinity
Road; peaceful view and pretty garden; shared kitchen, bathroom,
and reception room. £300 p.c.m. plus bills. Available May.
Tel.: Oxford 251019 or 728760.

Exceptionally pleasant semi-independent
accommodation with use of large garden in central North Oxford
available in exchange for part-time housekeeping, cooking,
shopping, etc. Arrangements could be flexible and open to
experiment, but might typically require 10--15 hours p.w. Would
suit responsible, fastidious, non-smoker, with above average
domestic skills. Tel.: Oxford (2)71822 or 511840.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm
comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive,
leafy, central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the
city centre and all main university buildings; a stone's throw
from the river, parks, excellent pubs and restaurants and a
9–9 corner shop. All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea-
and coffee-making facilities, c.h., and independent heating.
Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford
557879, mobile: 0374 434489.

Self-contained luxury open plan accommodation in
North Oxford, well within ring road. Quiet, with patio and lovely
views to open countryside; near convenient bus route. Suit visiting
academic/professional single or couple. Available now. Rent
£650 p.m. for single, £700 for couple, including
electricity and Council Tax. Regret no children, pets, or smokers.
Tel.: Oxford 515085, e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com

Single room in quiet, modern, city centre flat,
available immediately. Two-minute walk from Oxford station; off-
street parking available. Would suit young professional/academic
female, non-smoker. Weekday let preferred. £300 p.c.m.,
including bills (except phone). Tel.: Oxford 722783 (after 7
p.m.).

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Accommodation Sought

Doctor and family seek to rent for at least one
year, starting in August, an unfurnished house with four bedrooms
in a quiet area in the vicinity of the European School in Culham.
E-mail: Dwarndorff@aol.com.

Rented house/apartment in Oxford needed. Two twin
or double bedrooms. Inside ring road. To be shared by 2 non-smoking
academic couples (Italian), no children, no pets. Ideally end
June–end Sept. 1999, but some flexibility possible on dates.
Contact Dr J.F. Gregg, Magdalen College, tel.: Oxford (2)72311, e-
mail: gregg@ermine.ox.ac.uk.

Academic married couple (Medicine/English) seeks
flat/house to rent or house sit in Oxford area, 1 July–30
Sept. 1999 during fellowship. No children or pets (although happy
to look after pets), non-smokers, references provided. Tel.:
Oxford 240384, e-mail: clark.lawlor@ehrc.ox.ac.uk.

Visiting academic and family seeks 3/4-bedroom
house close to city centre to rent for 2-week period, 6
July–6 Aug. Willing to pay up to £800 p.w. Non-smokers,
local references available. James Basker, Columbia University,
tel.: 212 531 3732, e-mail: jgbassist@aol.com.

Academic couple with child (2 years) and baby,
planning research stay in Oxford Aug. 1999–July 2000/2001,
seeks unfurnished house/flat with small garden (2 bedrooms).
Monthly rental up to £650. Contact Florian Theil, Im Langen
Feld 8, D-30880 Laatzen. Tel.: +49 341 9959 709 (office), 511
221393 (home), fax: 9959 658, e-mail: ftheil@mis.mpg.de.

Visiting professor and wife need 2-bedroom
fully-furnished apartment/flat, c.h. laundry facilities, parking
garage, near University, for period 1 July–30 Nov. 1999.
Responses to Dr H.T. Debas, 240 St Francis Blvd, San Fransisco,
CA 94127, USA. Fax: 415 502 0317, e-mail:
kdebas@medsch.ucsf.edu.

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Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk,
Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Exchange

Academic family looking to exchange comfortable
house in Washington DC area for a home in Oxford; seeking a
furnished 3--4-bedroom property with garden, and within cycling
distance of city centre; prefer 2-year exchange starting late
Aug. Will consider one year. Offering furnished 4-bedroom terrace
(end unit), abuts 800-acre parkland; access to public transport;
swimming-pool. Dr Stan Rosenberg. Tel: 703 425 7085 (h), or 703
914 5605, ext. 3104 (w); e-mail: srosenbe@tiu.edu.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or
Exchange

Academic couple would like to let out sunny,
antique-furnished apartment (2 bedrooms, dining-room, sitting-
room, kitchen, workroom, 1.5 bathrooms), in northern Chicago
(Evanston, near Northwestern University). Let or exchange for
accommodation in/near Oxford/London/Cambridge etc. June–Aug.
1999. Beach, shops, downtown trains, restaurants, services—3
minutes by foot. Contact Calvert-Lee/Kahane, tel.: 1-847/475-
7410; e-mail: aka120@nwu.edu.

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Holiday Lets

Mediterranean: attractive studio flatlet, third
floor (lift), large study table, balcony, sleeps 2. Juan les Pins
5 minutes. Antibes 15 minutes' walk. Bus at door. Rent £75
p.w. (out of season), £120 (June), £200 p.w. (July,
Aug.), £150 p.w. (Sept.). Claude Murray, tel.: 0181 347
6957, for details and photo of building.

Brittany: recently restored holiday cottage to
let. Spacious accommodation in pretty country surroundings.
Sleeps up to 8 people in 3 bedrooms. Near to Dinan and St Malo
and easy access to plenty of safe sandy beaches. Prices from
£175 p.w. For more details, tel.: Oxford 772207.

North Cornwall: standing deep in country lanes,
this is a wonderful setting for nature lovers. The River Allen,
designated site of `special scientific interest', flows past the
meadows of this 10-acre smallholding. Lovely old farmhouse (c.
1800) has been caringly divided to provide a holiday cottage of
great character. Only 5 miles from the coast; short drive to old
fishing village of Port Isaac; Bodmin Moor; Camel Trail; 9 miles
from Polzeath and Boscastle. Lounge with woodburner,
well-equipped kitchen/diner, 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin),
bathroom/w.c., full night storage heating. Linen, cot, high chair
provided. Regret no pets. £130--£399 p.w. Tel.: 01208
850280.

France: Lot region. Two houses: (1) Sleeps 6, 3
bedrooms en suite. £350-- £400 p.w. (2)
Sleeps 2, £200--£250 p.w. Both detached with garden.
Situated in small medieval village 3 miles from main town. Tel.:
01327 262889.

St Petersburg: quiet flat 10 minutes' walk from
the Hermitage. £175 p.w. for 2 people; could take 4. For
further information (and about cheep flights) e-mail:
derek.parfit@all-souls.ox.ac.uk.

Annual multi-trip holiday insurance. From as
little as £26 per year, you can travel as many times as you
like. This insurance is arranged by Affinity Groups Advantage
Limited, an independent intermediary for selling of general
insurance. For further details, tel.: 0345 660453.

Cornwall: solar eclipse camping: Extensively
advertised in Universities throughout the country. £5 per
person per night, offering large marquee with bar and
entertainment. Over 2 minutes' full eclipse on 11 Aug. 1999.
Toilets/showers. Sandy beaches close by. Site open 7 Aug.–21
Aug. Brochure: tel.: 01726 77660.

France: large farmhouse to let, beautiful chestnut
grove, set in 3 hectares on edge of hamlet. Four rooms, plus
bathroom and well-equipped kitchen. Beautiful countryside, close to
Lot River and historic Bastide towns. Available for long or short
lets (except for Aug.). £500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 559061, e-
mail: djlm@aol.com.

Forty Baskets is a small secluded beach on Sydney
Harbour adjacent to National Park Bushlands and close to Manly,
with surf and ferries to downtown Sydney (30 minutes). Three-
bedroom, 2-bathroom, family home right on the beach; available
June–Sept. 2000; £1,100 p.c.m. Details from Hanbury and
Heaher Brown, tel./fax: 01264 772334, or e-mail:
marion.brown@pathology.ox.ac.uk.

Andalucia: house, or part, to let; Gaucin. Pool.
Charming, magical, medieval white village. Panoramic views from
house. Morocco. Stunning landscape. Butterflies, birds, and fun.
Visit Granada, Ronda, Cordoba, Seville, Morocco, Cadiz, Jerez,
Arcos. From £85 p.w. Reduction long let. Dr Campbell. For
brochure, tel./fax: Oxford 513935, e-mail:
l.lustgaten@soton.ac.uk

Alpine chalet in farming hamlet at 3,000 ft.,
Haute Savoie, France. Sleeps 2–7; garden, wild flowers,
cowbells. Mountain walking, winter skiing, or just unwinding. Not
far from Lake Geneva, Annecy, Chamonix. Local swimming pool,
tennis, riding. Jackie Becker, tel./fax: 0030 450 357412, e-mail:
jlbecker@compuserve.com.

Northumberland, between the Cheviots and the
sea. A stone-built cottage in a small unspoilt village 5 miles
from Alnwick castle, within easy reach of half a dozen more, and
miles of beautiful sea-shore. Two double bedrooms and a third
with bunk beds. Sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom. For details,
tel.: 01665 579292.

Burgundy (Morvan National Park): 19th-c. stone
cottage in quiet hamlet. Sleeps 5+. Enclosed front and rear
gardens backing onto meadow with stream. Spacious sitting-room, 2
double bedrooms, study, bathroom, fully-equipped kitchen, washing
machine, c.h., telephone, log fires. Ideal for peace and quiet,
walking, swimming in nearby lakes, wine-tasting, and sight-seeing
in Burgundy (half hour from Vézelay and Avallon. Available
all dates except 19 July–14 Aug. inclusive.
£225–£275 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 721539.

Paris: lovely well-appointed 1-bedroom
apartment, suit couple, in 17e; excellent transport, available
from 1 July for short- or long-term stay. Rate depends on length
of stay. Tel.: 00 1 212 799 7223, e-mail: price@ymail.yu.edu.

Greece: charming old village house to let on the
beautiful island of Skopelos. Tel.: 01280 847849.

French Alps, 1 hour Geneva. Peaceful sunny
location, 1 km centre Morzine, newly-equipped chalet. Sleeps 7/8.
Fantastic for summer holidays. Swimming, walking, riding,
paragliding, white water rafting, climbing, plus tourist
attractions galore. £400 p.w. Book now for 2000 Skiing.
Tel.: 01295 810063.

Skopelos, Skiathos, Alonissos. Lovely island
houses available for rent. Town, country, seaside locations,
sleeping 2–8 persons, prices from £39 per person p.w.
For brochure, tel.: 003042422947, fax: 003042423057, e-mail:
thalpos@otenet.gr.

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House for Sale

Two 4-storey Victorian houses (31/32 Kingston
Road) separated by driveway allowing shared use of the
grounds—parking for 5 cars. This adds £30,000 to the
value of each flat, for which £50,000 is estimated value of
each floor, fully furnished. Flat 31 comprises 3 floors equipped
for multi-occupation. 31A is lower ground-floor facing west.
Lawns and garden. Flats 32 and 32A have 2 floors each. Property
value: £520,000. Tel.: Oxford 556460 (preferably before
noon).

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Flat for Sale

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

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For Sale

1955 Citroen Light 15 (Traction Avant). Right-
hand drive with wood dash and leather interior trim. In beautiful
condition and a pleasure to drive subsequent to complete body and
mechanical restoration. To view, tel.: Oxford 284274, e-mail:
hugh.forsyth@yahoo.com.
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Diary


Contents of this section:

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

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

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Friday 14 May

PROFESSOR D.J.B. ROBEY: `Future national teaching and learning
policies: the role of IT' (OxTalent seminar), Computing Laboratory,
Wolfson Building, 11.30 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR J. FENTON: `Auden's poetry' (final lecture in series),
Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR J. LANGTON: `The changing geography of poor relief in rural
Oxfordshire: 1772–1834' (School of Geography Centenary
Lectures), School of Geography, 5 p.m.

GEORGE BENJAMIN lectures in series `The Composer Speaks', Holywell
Music Room, 5 p.m. (with a live performance of his duo Viola,
Viola
by Ralph Ehlers and Catherine Manson; free and open to
the public).

PROFESSOR L. ROSEN: `Defending culture: the cultural defence plea
and judicial uses of the concept of culture' (Socio-Legal Studies
Annual Lecture), Schools, 5.30 p.m.

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA STRINGS (with Marios Papadopoulos, piano)
perform works by Vaughan Williams, Benjamin, Sakalis, and Dvorak,
Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (full-price tickets £10, from Oxford
Playhouse or at the door).

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Saturday 15 May

BRITISH CENTRE for Durkheimian Studies Study Day I (various
speakers): `Durkheim and the Durkheimians and the arts at the turn of
the nineteenth century', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P.B.A. BIRKS: `Rights, wrongs, and remedies' (Blackstone
Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 11.30 a.m.

MUSIC FACULTY concert: Joan Conway Scholarship winners,
1998–9, perform works by Schubert, Liszt, Finzi, Messiaen, and
Takemitsu, Holywell Music Room, 12 noon (free and open to the
public).

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Sunday 16 May

LORD HABGOOD: `Varieties of unbelief—anorexia religiosa' (sixth
Bampton Lecture), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 17 May

DR M. UNNITHAN: `Women's agency and reproductive health in Jaipur
District, Rajastan' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars), Institute
of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

J. ILIFFE: `East African doctors' (Wellcome Unit for the History
of Medicine seminars: `History of tropical medicine and infectious
diseases'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. MICKIEWICZ: `Russian television and Russian viewers'
(lecture series: `Russian politics and society: Soviet and post-
Soviet'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 18 May

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

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Recruitment and
selection— follow-up', 9.30 a.m. (see
information above
).

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

PROFESSOR A. BRINKLEY (Harmsworth Professor of American History):
`Imagining the twentieth century: perceptions from two fins-de-
siècle
' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.E. WILLIAMS: `Probing the universe with the Hubble
Space Telescope' (Halley Lecture), Lecture Theatre A,
Zoology-Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.B. PARKES: `Set in their own ways (scribes and
bookhands c.800--1200)' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography:
`Their hands before our eyes: a closer look at scribes'), Lecture
Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

G. SAEZ: `Le gouvernement local en France aujourd'hui' (lecture
series: `Grenoble et sa région'), Maison Française, 6
p.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS perform `Music from Haydn's London', by
J.C. Bach, Haydn, Storace, Linley, and Mozart, the chapel, New
College, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £10 (concessions £6), from the
Playhouse or at the door).

VASSILY SAVENKO (bass-baritone) and Boris Berezovsky

(piano) perform settings of works by Pushkin (Pushkin bicentenary
celebration concert), Wolfson, 8.30 p.m. (admission £6,
concessions £3; proceeds to college charity, African Medical and
Research Foundation).

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Wednesday 19 May

D. WILKINSON: `How to put lecture notes on the Web' (OxTalent `How
to...' seminar series), Language Centre, 1 p.m.

PROFESSOR N. FRIEDMAN: `The origin of flowering plants: an
examination of Darwin's "abominable mystery" ' (Waynflete Lectures:
`Seminal events in the evolutionary history of plants'), Grove
Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

M.-A. DE MONTCLOS: `The role of the Somali diaspora in the
reconstruction of the homeland' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars
on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth
House, 5 p.m.

S. BURROWS: `The Enlightenment and the press—Grub Street
revolutionaries: London's French libellistes
1770–90' (Enlightenment Workshop series), Voltaire Foundation, 5
p.m.

ROBERT SHERLAW JOHNSON: `Fractals, tonality, and non-tonality'
(lecture series `The Composer Speaks'), Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m.
(free and open to the public).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM evening tour: `God, gods, and goddesses', 5.30
p.m. (Admission £1.50. Places must be booked: tel. (2)78015, 9
a.m.–1 p.m.)

A. JEFFERSON: `Stendhal's emotional geography' (lecture series:
`Grenoble et sa région'; lecture in English, with texts read
in French by Nicole Gore), Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 20 May

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Lecturing and student learning',
9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR W. SCHIFFAUER: `Islamism in the Diaspora: the
fascination of political Islam among second-generation German Turks'
(ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: `Transnational
religious communities: Muslim and Hindu movements and networks'),
Seminar Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

DR K. LARSEN: `Women with spirits and women without: perceptions
of health and illness in Zanzibar' (Centre for Cross-Cultural
Research on Women seminars: `Gender and health: healers, carers, and
patients'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR A.J. ASHWORTH (Vinerian Professor of English Law): `Is
criminal law a lost cause?' (inaugural lecture), Lecture Theatre 2,
St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. DASTON: `A short history of the fact' (Sir Isaiah
Berlin Lectures in the History of Ideas: `The ideals and practice of
scientific objectivity'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

S. MANDELBROTE: `The religion of Thomas Harriot' (Thomas Harriot
Lecture), Champneys Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.S. SILK: `Space and solitude in Aristophanes'
(Gaisford Lecture), Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. ROSEN: `Tradition without convention: the impossible
nineteenth-century project' (Isaiah Berlin Lecture), the Hall,
Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

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Friday 21 May

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with students from the Faculty of Music,
perform the Debussy Quartet and the Dvorák Sextet, Holywell
Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£2.50, from Oxford Playhouse
or at the door).

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

DR H. VILES: `Traffic, air pollution, and Oxford's cultural
heritage' (School of Geography Centenary Lectures), School of
Geography, 5 p.m.

T. CLAYTON: `Clarke: father and son' (Chichele Lectures), Old
Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 22 May

INTERNATIONAL HISTORY OF SCIENCE study-day (various speakers):
`Ludwik Fleck, 1896–1961: virologist, survivor, and
philosopher', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Anglo-Saxon crafts', 10 a.m.–4
p.m. (tel. for details: (2)78015).

DEGREE CEREMONIES, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

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Sunday 23 May

THE VERY REVD CANON ROBERT JEFFREY preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 24 May

DR C. COLLINS: `Reproductive rights and reproductive wrongs'
(Fertility and Reproduction seminars), Institute of Social and
Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

D. ARNOLD: `Social context of malaria in late colonial India'
(Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `History of
tropical medicine and infectious diseases'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

DR A. OBOLONSKY: `How to create a modern bureaucracy for modern
Russia' (lecture series: `Russian politics and society: Soviet and
post-Soviet'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 25 May

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

PROFESSOR L. DASTON: `Art and science opposed' (Sir Isaiah Berlin
Lectures in the History of Ideas: `The ideals and practice of
scientific objectivity'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M.B. PARKES: `Features of fashion (scribes and style
c.1200--1500)' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Their
hands before our eyes: a closer look at scribes'), Lecture Theatre 2,
St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. FOX: `White coal and dreaming spires: strategies for
science in Grenoble and Oxford, 1800–1940' (lecture series:
`Grenoble et sa région'), Maison Française, 6 p.m.

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