14 November 1996 - No 4417

Oxford University Gazette

14 November 1996


 


The following supplement was published with this Gazette:
Recognition of Distinction (arrangements for 1996-7 exercise)

 


University Health and Safety information

 


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University Acts

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CONGREGATION 5 November

Rejection of Special Resolution not confirmed

Council has decided that, subject to the arrangements outlined in the following statement, there shall be a postal vote on the special resolution proposing the allocation of a site in Mansfield Road for the Said Business School, a resolution which was rejected by Congregation on 5 November. A final decision on that resolution is accordingly deferred.

Statement by Council

Council has further considered the proposal that a building for the Said Business School should be sited on the Mansfield Road sports ground, in the light of the rejection, at the close of the debate in Congregation on 5 November, of the resolution endorsing that proposal.

Council remains wholly committed to the development of Management Studies in the University, in accordance with the policy approved by Congregation in 1990, and to the provision of a central site for a building worthy of a world-class school. Council has no doubt, moreover, that only if such a site is made available can Mr Said be expected finally to confirm his munificent benefaction. Council is not aware, as was made clear in the debate, of any site other than the Mansfield Road site which would appropriately meet the requirements. In these circumstances Council wishes to give Congregation as a whole the opportunity to confirm, or to reverse, the decision taken in the House on 5 November. To secure that opportunity it is necessary, under the statutes, for Council to give notice forthwith of its intention to hold a postal vote.

However, Council is willing to redouble its efforts to find an alternative site which would be acceptable both to the University and to the benefactor, and if a site which is both central and appropriate to the needs of the school can be identified the possibility of securing it for the use of the school will be pursued. The further review of possible alternative sites will be undertaken by the current Working Party on University Sites chaired by the Vice-Chancellor-elect, which will report to Congregation on its findings. Whether or not in the event a postal vote is held will depend upon the outcome of this review.

As regards the timing of such a vote, it would seem inappropriate for it to be held outside Full Term. For this reason, and in order to allow time for the further review of alternative sites, Council has agreed that the postal vote would be held in Hilary Term. At the request of Council, Mr Said has confirmed that he is willing to let his benefaction stand pending completion of these procedures.

As indicated in the debate on 5 November, a number of points have been raised on the terms of the Wafic Rida Said Business School Foundation, which Council will now wish to pursue with the foundation.

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CONGREGATION 11 November

Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13), the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 11 November.

Text of Special Resolution

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

FARAMERY NOSHIR DABHOIWALA, All Souls College

JOHN KIM-HO QUAH, St Antony's College

JILLAINE KAREN SEYMOUR, Trinity College

REINHARD STROHM, Wadham College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 11 November

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decree/decrees, to come into effect on 29 November.

List of the decrees:

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Explanatory note to Decree (1)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Proctors and Assessor as a result of a review by them of their service on various university bodies, permits the Proctors and the Assessor each year to choose one of their number to serve on the Committee on Animal Care (of which both the Senior Proctor and the Assessor are currently ex officio members), and makes the Assessor (like the Proctors) an ex officio member of the Committee for the Proctors' Office. (The Proctors and Assessor have the general right to see the papers of, and to attend and speak at any meeting of, any university body: Tit. IX, Sect. VI, § 3, cl. 2 and § 4, cl. 1, Statutes, 1995, p. 68.)

Decree (1)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. II, § 2, cl. 1, concerning the Committee on Animal Care (Statutes, 1995, p. 215), delete `(11), (12) the Senior Proctor and the Assessor, ex officio;' and substitute:

`(11) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;'.

2 Ibid., renumber existing item (13) as item (12).

3 Ibid., cl. 2 (p. 216), delete `(1)–(12)' and substitute `(1)–(11)'.

4 In Ch. III, Sect. LXIII, cl. 1, concerning the Committee for the Proctors' Office (as inserted by Decree (6) of 26 October 1995, Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 245), insert new item (4) as follows and renumber existing items (4)–(6) as items (5)–(7):

`(4) the Assessor;'.

5 Ibid., delete `(5)–(6)' and substitute `(6)–(7)'.

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Explanatory note to Decree (2)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Inter- faculty Committee for Queen Elizabeth House and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes a one-year course in Forced Migration for the degree of M.St. The course is intended to prepare students to undertake postgraduate research degrees in their own discipline and to provide a formal qualification for those who wish to pursue careers in the field. Examination will be by written papers.

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

Decree (2)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 644, after l. 4 insert:

`Forced Migration    Committee for Queen Elizabeth
                      House'.

2 Ibid., p. 977, after l. 35 insert:

`Three in Forced Migration.'

3 Ibid., p. 992, l. 31, after `Philosophy,' insert `and in the examination in Forced Migration for the Degree of Master of Studies,'.

4 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1998.

Key to Decree (2)

Cl. 1 inserts Forced Migration into the list of examinations for the degree of M.St.

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

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Explanatory note to Decree (3)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee for the School of Management Studies and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides for students holding the status of Probationer Research Student to take the examination for the Degree of Master of Science by Coursework. It also provides for the nomination of external examiners for a new M.Sc. course in Management Research and limits their number to three.

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

Decree (3)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 706, after l. 39 insert:

`5. A student holding the status of Probationer Research Student may, with the approval of the faculty board which admitted him or her, be admitted as a candidate for an examination for the Degree of Master of Science by Coursework. Time spent as a student holding the status of Probationer Research Student shall count as time spent working for the Degree of Master of Science.'

2 Ibid., p. 977, after l. 19, insert:

`Three in Management Research.'

3 Ibid., from p. 992, l. 41 to p. 993, l. 1, delete `and in Management Studies (Industrial Relations) for the Degree of Master of Science' and substitute `and for the Degree of Master of Science in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management, and for the Degree of Master of Science in Management Research'.

4 Ibid., p. 995, after l. 28 insert:

`in Management Research for one examination;'.

5 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 1997.

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Explanatory note to Decree (4)

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Law Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, abolishes the Diploma in Law. The diploma was replaced with effect from October 1994 by the M.St. in Legal Research, and there are no longer any students registered for the diploma.

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

Decree (4)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, delete from p. 897, l. 1 to p. 902, l. 7.

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Explanatory note to Decree (5)

In the general resolution approved by Congregation on 6 February 1996 (Gazette, Vol. 126, pp. 706, 728) endorsement was given to the establishment of a new post of Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian with effect from 1 January 1997. As announced in the Gazette on 26 September 1996 (p. 7), Mr R.P. Carr will take up appointment on that date.

The general resolution also instructed Council `to bring forward legislation suspending the present functions of the Libraries Board and the Curators of the Bodleian Library from 1 January 1997 and establishing in their place a Libraries Committee, a Bodleian users' committee, and an advisory committee of professional librarians as described in the explanatory note to [the] general resolution until such time as alternative arrangements are approved by Congregation.' The following decree implements that instruction.

Decree (5)

1 Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. VIII, Sectt. III and IV, and Ch. III, Sect. XIV, § 1, concerning the Libraries Board and the Curators of the Bodleian Library (Statutes, 1995, pp. 56, 58, 263), and any other statute, decree, or regulation referring to those bodies, there shall with effect from 1 January 1997 be a Libraries Committee, which shall be a joint committee of Council and the General Board, and which shall consist of:

(1) a chairman, appointed by the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(3)–(5) three persons appointed by Council, of whom at least one shall be a member of Council and at least one a member of the Resources Committee;

(6)–(8) three persons appointed by the General Board, of whom at least one shall be a member of the Board;

(9)–(12) four persons elected by Congregation from amongst those qualified for membership of a faculty under the provisions of Tit. VI, Sect. I, cl. 2 (a) and (b);

(13) the Chairman of the IT Committee or his or her nominee;

(14) a person with experience of managing a college library, who shall be elected by the Conference of Colleges;

(15) a junior member appointed by OUSU;

(16) a junior member appointed by the Graduate Committee of OUSU. The Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian shall be secretary to the committee.

2 All powers and responsibilities hitherto vested in the Libraries Board and the Curators of the Bodleian Library shall be transferred to the Libraries Committee, except in so far as specific provisions in the statutes and decrees relating to the Libraries Board and the Curators of the Bodleian are superseded by the arrangements approved by General Resolution of Congregation on 6 February 1996 (Gazette, Vol. 126, pp. 706, 728).

3 The Libraries Committee shall have power to establish by standing order such subcommittees as it may deem appropriate, provided that these shall always include the following two standing subcommittees.

(a) Advisory Subcommittee of Librarians

The subcommittee shall comprise:

(1) the Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian, who shall be chairman;

(2) a librarian appointed jointly by the Principal Librarians, Senior Assistant Librarians, and Assistant Librarians in the Bodleian Library, who shall be a member of the staff of the central Bodleian;

(3) a librarian appointed jointly by the librarians in charge of the dependent libraries of the Bodleian from amongst their own number;

(4) a person appointed jointly by the officers of the Bodleian Library from amongst their own number;

(5), (6) two librarians appointed jointly from amongst their own number by the librarians in charge of libraries for which the Libraries Committee has direct financial responsibility, one of whom shall be in charge of either the Ashmolean Library or the Library of the Taylor Institution, and the other in charge of any one of the English, History, Modern Languages, Music, Social Studies, and Theology Faculty Libraries, or the Library of the Institute of Economics and Statistics;

(7) a librarian appointed jointly by the librarians in charge of the medical libraries from amongst their own number;

(8), (9) two librarians appointed jointly by the librarians in charge of the departmental libraries from amongst their own number, one of whom shall be in charge of a library containing more than 40,000 books;

(10), (11) two librarians in charge of college libraries appointed by the Committee of College Librarians.

The subcommittee shall act as an advisory body to the Libraries Committee and to the Director on any matters relating to libraries and information provision or on such other matters as the Libraries Committee or the Director may determine.

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(b) Subcommittee for the Bodleian Library

The subcommittee shall comprise five members of the Libraries Committee, appointed by that committee, one of whom shall be the member of the Libraries Committee appointed by the Proctors and the Assessor from amongst their own number. Subject to the approval of the Libraries Committee, the subcommittee may co-opt up to two additional members.

The subcommittee shall advise the Libraries Committee on that committee's discharge of the functions and powers previously vested in the Bodleian Curators and shall exercise delegated powers in respect of such routine matters as the Libraries Committee may from time to time determine.

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Decree (6)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 108, as amended by Statute (1) approved by Congregation on 28 November 1995, Gazette, Vol. 126, pp. 407, 436), Council may appoint The Revd Dr Henry Chadwick, KBE, Christ Church, as a member of the Advisory Committee for the Regius Professorship of Ecclesiastical History for the duration of the proceedings to fill the current vacancy in that chair.

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Decree (7)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. V, § 6, cl. 5 (i) (Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 771, ll. 24–33), the examiners of Mr N. Lomax, Lady Margaret Hall, shall not be required in his examination for the degree of M.Litt. to exclude from their consideration work originally submitted for the degree of M.St. in Legal Research.

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Decree (8)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cll. 3 and 14 (Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 1060, 1064), Mr M. Toledo-Viguera, Oriel, is required to pay composition fees at the appropriate `home' rate from Michaelmas Term 1996 for the duration of his studies for the degree of BA.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

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

 

STEPHEN JOHN ALLEN, Department of Paediatrics

EBERHARD HERIBERT BUHL, Corpus Christi College

ROBERT JOHN OWEN DAVIES, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

RICHARD EPHRAIM DOUTHWAITE, St John's College

MARK CHARLES FISSEL, Harris Manchester College

NICHOLAS CHARLES ALEXANDER HUNT, Nuffield Department of Pathology and Bacteriology

CLARE MYFANWY MORGAN, D.PHIL., Brasenose College

KARMA NABULSI, M.PHIL., Worcester College

JAN WILBERT HENDRICK SCHNUPP, Christ Church

NICHOLAS JOHN WOOD, Regent's Park 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:

Allen, S.J., MA status, Department of Paediatrics
Buhl, E.H., MA status, Corpus Christi
Dabhoiwala, F.N., MA, All Souls
Davies, R.J.O., MA status, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
Douthwaite, R.E., MA status, St John's
Fissel, M.C., MA status, Harris Manchester
Hunt, N.C.A., MA status, Nuffield Department of Pathology and Bacteriology
Morgan, C.M., MA status, D.Phil., Brasenose
Nabulsi, K., MA status, M.Phil., Worcester
Quah, J.K.H., MA, St Hugh's
Schnupp, J.W.H., MA status, Christ Church
Seymour, J.K., MA, Trinity
Strohm, R., MA, Wadham
White, H.R.B., MA, St Catherine's
Winstanley, E., MA, Oriel
Wood, N.J., MA status, Regent's Park

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 29 November, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 18 November

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 18 November, unless by that time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13) that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of Congregation.

Text of Special Resolution

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

MALCOLM MATHESON CAMPBELL, Wolfson College

ABDUL RAUFU MUSTAPHA, D.PHIL., St Cross College

ANNA CHRISTINA DE OZORIO NOBRE, MA status, New College

CHRISTOPHER MARK TUCKETT, Wolfson College

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CONGREGATION 19 November

Notice

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

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Notices

Contents of this section:

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ORISHA STUDENTSHIP 1996

The Studentship has been awarded to A.K. VINOGRADOV, St Cross College.

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IRELAND AND CRAVEN SCHOLARSHIPS 1996

Ireland Scholarship: HOLGA GZELLA, Worcester College

First Craven Scholarship: ROBERT COWAN, Keble College

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H.W.C. DAVIS PRIZE 1996

The Prize has been awarded to CHRISTOPHER J. WOOLF, Queen's College.

Proxime accesserunt (jointly): GILES E.J. GAME, Merton College, and JONATHAN K. DAVIS, Exeter College.

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COMMITTEE FOR THE SCIENTIFIC COLLECTIONS IN THE UNIVERSITY MUSEUM

Annual Report 1995–6

The Annual Report for 1995–6 of the Committee for the Scientific Collections in the University Museum has recently been published, and a copy may be obtained by any member of Congregation on request to the secretary of the committee at the University Museum, Parks Road.

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARDS

The composition of the electoral boards to the posts below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows: Appointed by

Action Research Professorship of Clinical Neurology

  Appointed by
Professor Sir Richard Southwood
Chairman
Mr Vice-Chancellor[1]
Principal of St Edmund Hall ex officio
Professor D.A.S. Compston, Cambridge Council
Professor C. Warlow, Edinburgh Council
Professor S.D. Iversen General Board
Professor Sir David Weatherall Clinical Medicine Board
Professor D.G. Grahame- Smith Clinical Medicine Board
Dr J. Morris Oxfordshire Health Authority
(after consultation with the relevant trust)
Dr P.J. Collins St Edmund Hall

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Professorship of Numerical Analysis

  Appointed by
President of St John's
Chairman
Mr Vice- Chancellor[1]
Master of Balliol ex officio
Professor F. Brezzi, Pavia Council
Dr M.H. Wright, AT & T Bell Laboratories General Board
Professor W.G. Strang, MIT General Board
Professor G.T. Houlsby Physical Sciences Board
Professor J.M. Ball Mathematical Sciences Board
Professor W.F. McColl Mathematical Sciences Board
Mr J.E. Stoy Balliol College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Tit. IX, sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 63).

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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, 1995, pp. 362–4). Provisions for other leave are set out in the same section (pp. 360–1). The following guidelines describe the General Board's policy and practice in respect of applications for leave which do not fall within the category of straightforward sabbatical leave or dispensation, i.e. special leave.

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

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

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

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

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Applications for leave for other purposes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stipendiary arrangements

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

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NOTICE OF ELECTION

Clerical and Library Negotiating Committee

Notice is given that there will be an election on Friday, 10 January 1997, of four representatives of the Clerical and Library staff to join the staff-side of the Clerical and Library Negotiating Committee, which normally meets twice each term to discuss matters relating to the local terms and conditions of employment of Clerical and Library staff. The need for the election has arisen as the current period of office of four of the present representatives expires on the first day of Hilary Term 1997. Three of the four representatives are eligible for re-election and are listed below:

  • Ms G.E. Hicks, Bodleian Law Library
  • Mrs L.A. Mills, Computer Services
  • Mrs E. Pilbeam, Department of Physiology
  • Vacancy vice Mr S. Trowbridge, Taylor Institution Library

Those elected will hold office until the first day of Hilary Term 1999 and will be eligible for re-election.

Those eligible for nomination and those eligible to propose and second nominations and to vote in the elections will be all staff, full-time and part-time, who are employed by the University in its clerical and library scales, and who are not members of UNISON. (Members of UNISON are represented on the committee through the University UNISON branch.)

Nominations in writing, indicating the names and departments of the proposer and the seconder, together with a statement from the nominee that he/she is willing to stand for election, should be sent to Miss H.E. Smith, University Offices, Wellington Square, so as to arrive no later than Friday, 29 November. It would also be helpful if all candidates would, at the time of nomination, submit a paragraph of 100 words about themselves and what they hope to contribute as representatives. This information will be distributed with the voting papers. Voting papers will be distributed through departments on Monday, 9 December, to be returned by Friday, 10 January 1997.

Members of staff wishing to find out more about the work of the directly-elected representatives are welcome to contact Mrs E. Iredale (telephone: (2)70017).

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

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

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

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

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Lectures

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MEYERSTEIN LECTURE

PROFESSOR I. HODDER, Cambridge, will deliver the Meyerstein Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Reopening Çatalhöyük; new light on the origins of complex societies.'

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WILDE LECTURES IN NATURAL AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION

Medieval Pentecostalism—the tradition of charismatic Christian enthusiasm in Western Europe, c.1000–1500 DR GARY DICKSON, Senior Lecturer in History, University of Edinburgh, will deliver the Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion on the following Wednesdays in Hilary Term and Trinity Term. The lectures will be delivered at 5 p.m. in the Examination Schools.

22 Jan.: `Medieval enthusiasm, a chapter in the history of charismatic Christianity.'

29 Jan.: `Chronology, geography, typology of medieval revivalism.'

5 Feb.: `Medieval Pentecostalism: phenomenology and behaviour.'

12 Feb.: `Pentecostalism and prophecy in the Middle Ages.'

30 Apr.: `Crowd and charisma: leadership and followership.'

7 May: `Peace and violence; orthodoxy and heresy.'

14 May: `Memory, mythistory, and the creation of institutions.'

21 May: `Pentecostalism, politics, and theocratic populism in the Middle Ages.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Room, the Pauling Human Sciences Centre.

Conveners: N.J. Allen, B.Sc., B.Litt., BM, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of South Asia, and P.G. Rivière, B.Litt., MA, D.Phil., Professor of Social Anthropology.

DR R. ASTUTI, lse
15 Nov.: `It's a boy. It's a girl! Reflection on sex and gender in Madagascar and beyond.'

DR D. JAMES, Witwatersrand
22 Nov.: `Anthropology, history, and the making of past and place: a case study from South Africa.'

DR M. BUTLER
29 Nov.: `About the house: Jane Austen's anthropological eye.'

DR C. KNIGHT, University of East London
6 Dec.: `The origins of language: current theories.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Immunology Group

PROFESSOR BEAT IMHOF, Basle Institute of Immunology, Basle, Switzerland, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Monday, 18 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The meeting will be chaired by Dr A. Neil Barclay.

Subject: `T cells: from the embryonic progenitor to the colonisation of the periphery.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR J.R.C. MARTYN, Melbourne, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College. The lecture will be followed by refreshments.

Convener: M. Winterbottom, MA, D.Phil., Corpus Christi Professor of Latin Language and Literature.

 

Subject: `An unknown Renaissance edition of Virgil's Georgics.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

DR MADALENA GONÇALVES, Leitora in Portuguese, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 November, in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

Conveners: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil., King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies, and S.R. Parkinson, MA, University Lecturer in Portuguese Language and Linguistics.

 

Subject: `Bucolismo e Épica: duas visoes complementares na poesia de Afonso Duarte.'

 

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PROFESSOR ROMANO LUPERINI, University of Siena, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 December, in the Massey Room, Balliol College.

Convener: D. Zancani, MA, Faculty Lecturer in Italian.

 

Subject: `Note sull'allegoria in Montale.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR N. DAVIES, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, will deliver the annual Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Fair comparisons, false contrasts: East and West in modern European history.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR A.E. HOWARD, School of Law, University of Virginia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 November, in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

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

 

Subject: `A generational look at the Supreme Court in American politics.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

HE MR HIROAKI FUJII, Japanese Ambassador to the United Kingdom, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `The Japan–US relationship.'

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LIBRARIES BOARD TRAINING CO- ORDINATING COMMITTEE

IRENE GODDEN, Colorado State University Libraries, will give a seminar at 2.15 p.m. on Friday, 29 November, in Seminar Room 10, the Institute of Economics and Statistics.

Ms Godden will speak on Advances in Librarianship (of which she is editor).

Places may be booked by e-mailing stephen.eyres@las.ox.ac.uk.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Olof Palme Memorial Lecture

DR FRENE GINWALA, Speaker of the National Assembly, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, will deliver the Olof Palme Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 November, in the Taylor Institution. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Justice and reconciliation—are they compatible?'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Comparative research in law and society

PROFESSOR B. VERSCHRAEGEN, Bielefeld, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 18 November, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Grounds for divorce and selected consequences of divorce: a comparative approach.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Brian Walker Lecture 1996

SIR SHRIDATH RAMPHAL, Co-Chairman, Commission on Global Governance, will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Must the poor be always with us? Global politics for a sustainable future.'

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KELLOGG COLLEGE

Research Seminars: current issues in professional education

DR G. HAYWARD will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 21 November, in the Sadler Room, Kellogg College.

Subject: `The socio-historical origins of competence based education and training.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture on Mathematics and its Applications

PROFESSOR P.J. FRYER, Birmingham, will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 18 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The Alan Tayler Lecture is sponsored by Smith System Engineering.

Subject: `Milk, carrots, and Weetabix: the mathematics of food.'

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

Oxford Innovation Society Winter Lecture

PROFESSOR HERMAN WALDMANN, FRS, will give a talk to the society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in the Department of Pharmacology.

Admission is by ticket only, obtainable from Isis Innovation (telephone: Oxford (2)72413).

Subject: `Reprogramming the immune system.'

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OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 November, in the Department of Pharmacology.

DR D. GARNETT: `Tyrosine kinase dependent signalling by glycolipid anchored receptors.'

DR J. WINGFIELD: `Isolation and identification of novel SH3 domain-containing proteins.'

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OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

DR ROWENA FOWLER, Senior Lecturer, Department of Continuing Education, University of Bristol, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 November, in Rewley House.

Subject: `Robert Browning and the OED.'

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WESTMINSTER COLLEGE

Prometheus Lectures

Piety among the atheists: Dewey and Russell

DR ALAN RYAN will deliver the Prometheus Lectures at 8 p.m. on the days shown in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum.

Admission to the lectures is free of charge, but advance booking is recommended. Enquiries should be directed to the Administrator, the School of Theology, Westminster College, Oxford OX2 9AT (telephone: Oxford 247644, ext. 5291).

Mon. 18 Nov.: `Atheism on the retreat.'

Wed. 20 Nov.: `Why he was not a Christian.'

Fri. 22 Nov.: `A common faith—in what?'

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WESTMINSTER COLLEGE AND RUSKIN COLLEGE

HELENA KENNEDY, QC, will lecture at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 November, in Ruskin College. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Towards a secular ethic.'

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Grants and Research Funding

Contents of this section:

[Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or recurrent entry.]

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RESEARCH SERVICES OFFICE

The Oxford University Research Services Office is based in the University Offices, Wellington Square, and is part of the central university administration.

The office processes and approves all applications to outside bodies for research grants and contracts. It also acts in an advisory capacity for those seeking outside funding or requiring information about specific initiatives (e.g. LINK, Teaching Company, EC research programmes, etc.).

Contracts with industry are negotiated through the Research Services Office which also deals, inter alia, with various intellectual property matters, research-related work covered by purchase orders, consultancy agreements, agreements covering clinical trials and services, and liaison with funding bodies over discretionary pay awards.

The Director of the Research Services Office is Ms June Clark (telephone: (2)70142, e-mail: june.clark@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Other members of the Research Services Office from whom advice may be sought are as follows:

  • Ms Catherine Quinn (telephone: (2)70158, Assistant Registrar (on such matters as research-related and consultancy contracts, industrial liaison, and publications);
  • Dr Richard Liwicki (telephone: (2)80499), Assistant Registrar;
  • Mr Pierre Espinasse (telephone: (2)70043, Administrative Officer (on questions relating to externally funded research grants, European liaison, and EC contracts);
  • Dr Chris Norris (telephone: (2)70011), Administrative Officer and Assistant to the Director;
  • Ms Kathryn Dally (telephone: (2)80319), Adminstrative Officer.

Enquiries concerning day-to-day processing of research applications should be addressed to Room 330 (the Research Grants Office), Research Services Office (telephone: (2)70146).

General enquiries may be addressed in the first instance to the Director's Personal Assistant, Ms J. Vicary (telephone: (2)70143), who will be pleased to direct calls to the appropriate member of staff.

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Examinations and Boards

Contents of this section:

[Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or recurrent entry.]

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1997

Honour Moderations

Mathematics: M.J. COLLINS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of University

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Honour Schools

Classics and English: N.J. RICHARDSON, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Merton

Classics and Modern Languages: G.O. HUTCHINSON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Exeter

Computation: C.C. MORGAN, MA, Fellow of Pembroke (address: Computing Laboratory)

Human Sciences: D.A. COLEMAN, MA, Queen's (address: Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Research)

Mathematical Sciences: M. LUNN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hugh's

Mathematics: M. LUNN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hugh's

Mathematics and Computation: C.C. MORGAN, MA, Fellow of Pembroke (address: Computing Laboratory)

Mathematics and Philosophy: D.R. HEATH BROWN, MA, Fellow of Magdalen

Natural Science

Physiological Sciences: A.F. BRADING, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall (address: Department of Pharmacology)

Philosophy and Theology: M.J. EDWARDS, MA, D.PHIL., Student of Christ Church

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: D.B. ROBERTSON, MA, Fellow of St Hugh's

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Master of Philosophy

English Studies Courses (i) and (ii): R.F.S. HAMER, MA, Student of Christ Church

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First Examination for the Degree of BM

Part I: M.J.A. WOOD, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Somerville (address: Department of Human Anatomy)

Part II: M.J.A. WOOD, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Somerville (address: Department of Human Anatomy)

 

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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 committees will come into effect on 29 November.

1 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

(i) M.Phil. in English Studies

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 576, delete l. 6 and substitute:

`9. Literature and Religion'.

(ii) D.Phil. in English

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 820, l. 23, after `referees' insert `*', and at the foot of the page insert footnote:

`*Except for candidates who have opted to write a thesis, who need name only one referee, who should be their thesis supervisor.'

2 Ibid., p. 821, after l. 21 insert:

`(vii) A student whose first application is unsuccessful will have one further opportunity to apply for transfer, unless in the course of transferring to M.Litt. status, he or she has already applied on two occasions to transfer to D.Phil. status, in which case no further attempts will be allowed.'

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2 Board of the Faculty of Law

Diploma in Law

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, delete from p. 902, l. 8 to p. 904, l. 4.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

M.Phil. in Economic and Social History

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 557, l. 24, delete `1870' and substitute `1850'.

4 Committee for Byzantine Studies

M.Phil. in Byzantine Studies

With effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997) 1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 543, after l. 8 insert:

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

2 Ibid., l. 9, renumber para. 4 as 5.

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5 Committee on Continuing Education

Postgraduate Diplomas (Continuing Education)

With effect from 1 January 1997

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 927, after l. 13 insert:

`Cognitive therapy

1. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes on the principle and practice of cognitive therapy, together with clinical practice in cognitive therapy. The course will be taken on a part-time basis over a period of not less than one year and not more than two years.

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

(a) attendance at the appropriate classroom-based courses including small group case supervisions;

(b) supervised treatment of at least three patients by cognitive therapy;

(c) six audio- or videotape pesentations of therapy sessions;

(d) two written case presentations, each of no more than 3,000 words;

(e) two essays, each of no more than 4,000 words, on topics provided by course tutors and approved by the examiners;

(f) a dissertation of no more than 10,000 words on a topic approved by the examiners.

The six audio- or videotape presentations under (c), the two case presentations under (d), the two essays under (e), and the dissertation under (f) shall be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates and tutors.

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

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

5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the audio- or videotape presentations under 2 (c), the two case presentations under

2 (d), the two essays under 2 (e), or the dissertation under 2 (f) may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.'

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6 Committee for the School of Management Studies

(i) M.Sc. in Management Research

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 748, after l. 50 insert:

`Management Research

1. Candidates must follow for three terms a course of instruction in Management Research as prescribed in Schedule A and will, when entering for the examination, be required to produce a certificate from a supervisor appointed for the purpose by the Committee for the School of Management Studies to this effect.

2.The examination will be in three parts as follows:

Part I: Written examination (as prescribed in cl. 3 below).

Part II: Two written assignments, as prescribed in cl. 4 below, each of no more than 6,000 words, and a dissertation of no more than 20,000 words each to be delivered to the Chairman of the Examiners c/o Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford, by the times specified below.

(iReview of Literature: to be submitted by noon of the Friday of the last week of Hilary Term;

(ii) Pilot project: to be submitted by noon of the Friday of the last week of Trinity Term;

(iii) Dissertation: to be submitted by noon of the Friday of the last week of the September following the Trinity Term in which the course is taken.

Part III: Candidates will be required to attend an oral examination.

3. The written examinations will consist of the following papers, the rubrics for which are set out in the schedule:

(a) Management Studies Research Methodology

(b) One of the following:

(i) Decision and Information Management, or

(ii) Finance, or

(iii) Organisational Behaviour, or

(iv) Marketing, or

(v) Strategic Management.

Other options may be available of which details will be published annually by the Chairman of the Examiners by the end of Friday of week one of Michaelmas Term.

4. The written assignments for Part II of the examination shall comprise the following

(iLiterature review: candidates are required to provide a critical appraisal of the academic literature of their chosen area of research, including the identification and appreciation of theoretical perspectives, research issues currently being addressed, research methods employed, and results.

(ii) Pilot project: candidates are required to undertake a pilot project and to detail their practical experience of problem formulations, research design, theoretical modelling, data collection and data analysis, fieldwork methods if appropriate, report writing and presentation.

(iii) Dissertation: candidates are required to submit a dissertation in a field of management research. The dissertation should demonstrate an ability to identify, formulate, implement and present a research project.

5. (i) A candidate who has failed to satisfy the examiners in Part I of the examination may enter again for that part on one, but not more than one, subsequent occasion which would normally be in the September following the Trinity Term in which Part I was taken.

(ii) A candidate who has not submitted a satisfactory assignment by the due date, or within an extension of time granted at the discretion of the Graduate Studies Committee of the Committee for the School of Management Studies, will be required to resubmit the assignment within three calendar months.

(iii) A candidate who has failed to satisfy the examiners in the dissertation may resubmit it on one, but not more than one, subsequent occasion, which shall be no later than September in the year following the Trinity Term in which Part I was taken.

SCHEDULE

(a) Research methodology

The nature of research in management studies and its relation to other social sciences, epistemology, strategies for literature review, research design, qualitative methods, interviewing, questionnaire design and ethnography, data sources and data collection, statistical methods, statistical and econometric modelling, analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data, presentation of research results.

(b) Candidates must choose one paper from (i)–(v) below or from a list of other options which may from time to time be available. Details of these will be published in the School of Management Studies by the Chairman of Examiners by the end of Friday of the First Week of Michaelmas Term.

(i) Decision and information management

Decision making

Management decision making and modelling, decision analysis, decision trees, risk analysis, multi-criteria decision making, group decision making, computer supported decision making.

Information management

The formulation of business IT and IS strategies, IT and competitive advantage, evaluation and management of IT/IS investments, IT decision-making and decision support, IT control and changing organisations forms, information systems: development and project management, IT and process transformation, the implementation process: human and organisational issues, organising staffing and managing the IS function, information systems outsourcing, future IT trends: implications for business and management.

(ii) Finance

Corporate finance and contract theory

Capital budgeting, capital structure, taxation and finance, mergers, international finance, banking and financial intermediation, imperfect information, incomplete market models.

Asset pricing and econometrics in finance

Asset pricing models, options and derivatives, portfolio theory, hedging, foreign currency and interest rate markets, efficient markets, market anomalies, time series modelling of financial series, cross-section and panel models of finance.

(iii) Organisational behaviour

Organisational behaviour

Classical origins of organisational behaviour, Taylorism and Fordism, human relations, neo-human relations and human resource management, contemporary organisational theory.

The individual and the organisation

Technology, leadership, gender, careers, professions, the changing nature of management, contemporary developments in organisation, culture, motivation and the psychological contract, power and politics and managing change.

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(iv) Marketing

Consumer and services marketing

The marketing concept and the marketing mix, marketing research, marketing information, models of consumer behaviour, market analysis, market segmentation, positioning, advertising and sales promotion, direct marketing, measuring and monitoring perceptions of service quality, internal marketing, marketing planning, implementation of plans, international marketing.

Business-to-business and strategic marketing

Buyer–seller interactions, models of the organisational buying process, organisational demand analysis, industrial market research, product line management, new product development, managing the industrial marketing mix, sales management, marketing strategy and comparative advantage, analysing competition, contingent marketing strategies, implementation and control of marketing strategies, the strategic role of information, organisation for marketing.

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(v) Stategic management

Theoretical and practitioner debates in strategic management, with attention to current research issues and methodology. Theoretical perspectives will include: the industrial organisation tradition; resource-based theory; evolutionary theories of industry change; transaction cost economics and principal-agent theory; institutional theory; planning versus emergent accounts of strategy development; game theory; national bases of competitive advantage; top management cognition and corporate culture. These perspectives will be applied to substantive topic areas such as strategic choice, diversification, internationalisation, co-operative strategy including alliances, acquisitions, top management performance, strategic change, organisational stucture, corporate strategy including strategic control and comparative management.'

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(ii) Status of Probationer Research Student and the

degrees of M.Litt., M.Sc. by Research, and D.Phil. 1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 825, after l. 20 insert new sect. XI and renumber following sectt. XI–XXX as sectt. XII–XXI:

`XI. COMMITTEE FOR THE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES

1. Transfer to M.Litt. or D.Phil. status

Candidates seeking admission in order to read for the M.Litt. or D.Phil. are normally registered as Probationer Research Students and as such, unless specifically exempted by the committee, must follow the requirements laid down for the degree of Master of Science in Management Research. Transfer to M.Litt. or D.Phil. status normally takes place in the third or fourth term after admission and is dependent on successful completion of the M.Sc. course, though this is not in itself a sufficient condition of transfer. Applications should be submitted to the Graduate Studies Committee and, for students who have completed the M.Sc. in Management Research, will comprise the following:

(a) a transfer of status form, obtainable from the Postgraduate Secretary in the Course Administration Office of the school, signed by the candidate's supervisor and an appropriate college officer. The candidate should indicate clearly on the form the status to which he or she wishes to transfer.

(b) a good pass in the M.Sc. in Management Research.

(c) a thesis proposal of no more than 5,000 words setting out the structure of the thesis and the way in which the student will tackle the thesis, including research propositions, methods of collecting and analysing data, and presentation of results.

Students who have successfully completed and obtained a good pass in the M.Sc. in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management (or any other Masters course deemed by the committee to be an acceptable prerequisite for research in Management Studies) will be expected to complete steps (a) and (c) and, in addition, will have to demonstrate sufficient competence in research methodology. They may be required to take the research methodology course of the M.Sc. in Management Research in their first or second year

The Graduate Studies Committee will appoint two assessors, one of whom will normally be a member of the committee, except in cases where neither of the two most appropriate assessors are members of the committee, who will read the work, examine the candidate orally, and submit a written report to the committee including the results of the written examination.

The committee will then decide whether transfer to the status applied for will be approved. In the case of applications to transfer to D.Phil. status where the committee is not satisfied that the candidate should be allowed to make the transfer it may approve admission to M.Litt. status, or approve an extension of time in order to allow the candidate to resubmit at a later date (but before the end of the sixth term after admission to Probationer Research status). The committee may request additional written work or other evidence, or appoint an additional assessor, whenever it is considered necessary.

The students thesis committee will meet regularly with the student to review progress and will report annually to the committee.

2. Confirmation of D.Phil. status

Students who have been admitted to D.Phil. status must, not later than six terms after admission to D.Phil. status, apply for confirmation of that status. The committee for the school would normally expect students to apply for confirmation of D.Phil. status before the end of their ninth term after admission to Probationer Research status.

Requirements for the status are:

(a) completion of the approrpriate form, obtainable from the Postgraduate Secretary in the Course Administration Office of the school signed by the supervisor and an appropriate college office.

(b) a comprehensive outline of the treatment of the thesis topic including details of progress made and an indication, where possible, of the anticipated timetable for submission.

either at least two draft chapters intended to form part of the final thesis or one draft chapter which includes material particularly central to the thesis.

The application must be submitted to the Graduate Studies Committee, who will appoint an assessor or assessors as appropriate. A written report on the application will be made to the committee before confirmation on D.Phil. status is approved.

If the committee does not consider that the candidate's progress warrants confirmation of status it may either (a) recommend resubmission of the application at a later date within the normal timetable (not later than six terms after admission to D.Phil. status) or (b) approve an extension of D.Phil. status in order to allow time for resubmission of the application or (c) approve transfer to M.Litt. status, or (d) reject the application.

3. Thesis

Theses for the Degree of M.Litt. which exceed 50,000 words, and those for the Degree of D.Phil. which exceed 100,000, excluding the bibliography, are liable to be rejected unless candidates have, with the support of their supervisors, secured the leave of the board to exceed this limit. These figures are strictly maxima. It is not the committee's intention that they should be construed as norms, and candidates are advised that many successful theses have been significantly shorter.'

2 Ibid., p. 840, ll. 43–5, delete `(or, in the case of Management Studies, from the Academic Secretary (Postgraduate) at Templeton College).'

3 Ibid., p. 841, l. 1, delete `(i) in the case of all sub-faculties save Management Studies:'.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 3–6.

5 Ibid., p. 842, ll. 5–6, delete `or, in the case of Management Studies, from the Academic Secretary (Postgraduate) at Templeton College).'

6 Ibid., l. 11, delete `(i) in the case of all sub-faculties save Management Studies:'.

7 Ibid., delete ll. 13–15.

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7 Inter-faculty Committee for Queen Elizabeth House

M.St. in Forced Migration

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 664, after l. 31 insert:

`Forced Migration

1. Candidates will be expected to attend such lectures and seminars as their supervisor/course director shall recommend.

2.Candidates will, when they enter for their examination, be required to produce, for the Admissions Secretary, a certificate from their society that they are completing a course of study in the field which they have pursued in Oxford for at least three terms.

3. A regional option to be offered by each candidate, duly approved by the candidate's supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the chairman of the examiners by the first week in Hilary Term. Notice of the option must be given to the Registrar not later than Friday of the fourth week of that term.

4. The topic of the extended essay to be offered by each candidate, duly approved by the candidate's supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the chairman of the examiners by the sixth week of Hilary Term.

5. Candidates must present themselves for an oral examination unless exempted by the examiners.

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

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SYLLABUS

Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in four papers as follows:

Paper I: International Legal and Normative Framework

The international legal and normative framework in relation to refugees and displaced persons. International and domestic application of individual and group rights to displaced persons and refugees. Implications of displaced populations for international order and for the security and stability of states. Activities and involvement of the relevant international organs, governments, and inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations regarding forced migration. The creation and dissolution of states. Concepts of intervention and their justifications. The evolution of humanitarian responses to forced migration. The organisational culture of assistance.

Paper II: Causes and consequences of forced migration

Theories of the causes of forced migration and humanitarian crises. Historical dimensions and social dynamics of forced migration. Coercion and conflict. Poverty and vulnerability. The impact of forced migrants on host populations and governments. Coping mechanisms, survival strategies and psychological adaptation of affected populations. Nationalism, ethnicity and group identity. Integration in rural and urban settings. The impact of resettlement programmes on the livelihood and economic autonomy of affected populations. Repatriation and social reconstruction.

Paper III: Regional Option

Each student will be required to undertake a course of study and write an essay of not more than 5,000 words on forced migration in a particular region. This essay must be submitted by week eight of Hilary Full Term.

Paper IV: Extended Essay

Each student will be required to write an essay of not more than 8,000 words on a topic relevant to forced migration. The purpose of this essay is to ensure that the students have engaged in a multi-disciplinary analysis of a single issue to gain an awareness of the complex inter-relations in the field. Students must submit their essays at least fourteen days before the first day of the examination.

Candidates must display an understanding of research methods relevant to the topics addressed in Papers III and IV. These will be from among: epistemology of social science; social science paradigms; ethics and values; quantitative, qualitative and participatory methods; the presentation of statistical information; research design; sampling theory; hypothesis testing; questionnaire design; participant observation; participatory teaming and action; and evaluative research.

Topics for Papers III and IV will require approval by the chairman of the examiners. Early guidance should be sought from candidates' supervisors to ensure that the topics chosen for Papers III and IV do not contain substantial areas of overlap, but it is the examiners' decision that is binding.'

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LETTERS

The Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature has granted leave to E.H. COOPER, University, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Letters.

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

The Committee for the School of Management Studies has granted leave to J. MARTIN, Keble, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Letters.

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

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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

D.E. ANDERSON, Jesus: `Abrupt Holocene climatic change in terrestrial peat sequences from Wester Ross, Scotland'.
School of Geography, Thursday, 12 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.S. Goudie, J. Lowe.

 

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Biological Sciences

S. ASHFORD, Wolfson: `Structure and function of DNA ligases'.
Department of Biochemistry, Friday, 6 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.J. Sherratt, P. Freemont.

C. KINGSNORTH, Linacre: `Identification of genes regulated by the A mating type proteins of Coprinus'.
Department of Plant Sciences, Friday, 22 November, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: C.F. Thurston, J.A. Langdale.

 

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Clinical Medicine

L. SHAPIRO, Magdalen: `Three-dimensional processing and display of MRA and CT image data: application in surgery and radiology'.
MRI Centre, Thursday, 21 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.R. Watt-Smith, A.D. Linney.

 

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English Language and Literature

V.E. BURKE, Corpus Christi: `Women and seventeenth- century manuscript culture: miscellanies, commonplace books, and song books compiled by English Scottish women, 1600–60'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 7 January, 11 a.m.
Examiners: K.D. Duncan-Jones, M.J. Ezell.

 

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Law

J. MUNRO, Balliol: `Maori in the courts: the limits of litigation 1987–95'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 20 November, 11.30 a.m.
Examiners: P.P. Craig, M. Chen-Wishart.

S. WOODHOUSE, New College: `The implementation of the concept of voluntary partnership under the Children Act 1989'.
All Souls, Friday, 13 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: S.M. Cretney, K. O'Donovan.

 

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Medieval and Modern Languages

P.J. SMITH, Jesus: `Three poems ascribed to Gilla Cùemçin: a critical edition'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 10 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: M. Herbert, D.E. Evans.

C. MCCREERY, Wolfson: `Satiric prints of women in late eighteenth-century England'.
Worcester, Friday, 22 November, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: D. Donald, J. Stevenson.

 

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Oriental Studies

M.C. POLLARD, Pembroke: `Miyagawa Kozan (1842–1916) and the Makuzu workshop: the development of Makuzu ware in the context of the Japanese ceramics industry of the Meiji period'.
Oriental Institute, Friday, 22 November, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: T. Watanabe, I.J. McMullen.

 

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Physical Sciences

N. HAYWARD, Exeter: `Marine geophysical study of the Eurasian–African plate boundary, in the vicinity of Gorringe Bank'.
Department of Earth Sciences, Wednesday, 27 November, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.F. Dewey, G.K. Westbrook.

F.T.E. LATREMOLIERE, Merton: `Boundaries and interfaces in the planar ising ferromagnet'.
Sub-department of Theoretical Physics, Monday, 25 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: E. BrÄzin, J.L. Cardy.

N. MARUYAMA, Keble: `Fault detection in uncertain systems using neuro-fuzzy modelling'.
Department of Engineering Sciences, Tuesday, 19 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: L. Tarassenko, D. Linkens.

 

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Physiological Sciences

J.A. HALL, Wolfson: `Swelling-activated transport of diverse solutes in mammalian cells'.
Department of Human Anatomy, Monday, 25 November, 11 a.m.
Examiners: C.A.R. Boyd, M. Valverde.

A. MOBASHERI, Wolfson: `The effect of the extracellular environment on sodium pump density in cartilage'.
Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Thursday, 28 November, 3 p.m.
Examiners: M.J.O. Francis, J.F. Lamb.

 

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Committee for Educational Studies

G.F. DEEKS, Oriel: `Managing change in primary schools: impact and consequences in the post-Education Reform Act period'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 4 December, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: G. Walford, P. Young.

 

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF LETTERS

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

Social Studies

D. PANAGIA, Magdalen: `The function of ideology in politics and language'.
Social Studies Faculty Centre, Thursday, 12 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: E.J. Frazer, A.J. Vincent.

 

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE

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

 

Committee for Educational Studies

F. SMITH, St Anne's: `Racial harassment and racial discrimination in education in Hampshire'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 20 November, 11.30 a.m.
Examiners: C.W.R. Davies, P. Figueroa.

 

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

Contents of this section:

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OBITUARIES

All Souls College and Balliol College

ROHAN D'OLIER BUTLER, CMG, MA, D.LITT., F.R.HIST.S., 30 October 1996; commoner, Balliol College, 1935–8; Fellow, All Souls College, 1938–84, Emeritus Fellow from 1984.

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Christ Church

RUPERT O.R. BIRLEY, 1996; Timmis Exhibitioner 1974–7.

MARTIN RAMSAY BOWMAN, MA, 8 September 1996; commoner 1949–52.

ROBERT M.T. CAMPBELL-PRESTON, MA, 14 June 1996; commoner 1927–30. Aged 87.

GEOFFREY DEARMER, 18 August 1996; commoner 1912–13. Aged 103.

THE RT. HON. THE EARL FORTESCUE, JP, March 1993; commoner 1940.

JAMES FRANCIS FRASER-TYTLER, BA, 1996; commoner 1903–7.

SIR PETER J.F. GREEN, KT., 27 July 1996; commoner 1943. Aged 72.

STEPHEN JOHN P. HOWARTH, MA, 1996; commoner 1925–31. Aged 86.

HERBERT PERCY JACOB, MA, 8 July 1996; commoner 1923–7. Aged 94.

DR ERIC C.O. JEWESBURY, DM, 15 May 1996; commoner 1928–32. Aged 87.

JOHN LEA-MORGAN, B.MUS., May 1995; scholar 1929–33.

THE RT. HON. LORD NEWTON, MA, 1992; commoner 1934–7.

RICHARD M.S. O'SULLIVAN, MA, 9 May 1996; exhibitioner 1974–7. Aged 40.

RONALD FRANCIS OVENELL, MA, 1 August 1993; commoner 1929–31.

COMMANDER ARTHUR J. PETERS, RN, 1996; exhibitioner 1933–7.

LORD ROTHERWICK, MA, 11 June 1996; commoner 1932–5. aged 84.

ALAN FRASER STEPHENSON, MA, 1995; Westminster Exhibitioner 1932–6.

THE REVD JOHN V.M. STURDY, MA, 6 July 1996; scholar 1950–6. Aged 63.

LT.-COL. CHARLES H. THOMAS, OBE, 1996; commoner 1928–30.

THE REVD MICHAEL WATTS, 23 June 1996; Chaplain and Precentor 1960–80. Aged 64.

THE VEN. SAMUEL WOODHOUSE, October 1995; commoner 1931–4.

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Magdalen College

LAWRENCE GORDON BROCK, 10 September 1996; commoner 1963. Aged 72.

PHILIP THOMAS BURNETT, 17 December 1995; exhibitioner 1950–4. Aged 65.

NICHOLAS BENEDICK SPARROWE COLCHESTER, 25 September 1996; exhibitioner 1965–8. Aged 49.

GUY JANSON, 20 March 1996; commoner 1922–6. Aged 92.

GRAHAM CURTIS LAMPSON, Second Baron Killearn, 27 July 1996; commoner 1938–9. Aged 75.

JOHN MAXWELL MACDONALD, 1995; commoner 1926–31. Aged 88.

WILLIAM JAMES MILLAR MACKENZIE, 22 August 1996; Fellow and Tutor 1933–48, Emeritus Fellow 1989. Aged 87.

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St Edmund Hall

THE REVD CANON MICHAEL MURRAY HENNELL, MA, 1 August 1996; commoner 1937–41. Aged 77.

DAVID CHARLES KENNEDY, BA, 9 August 1996; commoner 1936–9. Aged 79.

THE REVD CANON ELVET LEWIS, MA, 20 July 1995; 1948–50. Aged 72.

RICHARD JOHN VAUGHAN, MA, 27 August 1996; commoner 1932–5. Aged 87.

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MEMORIAL MEETING

St John's College

A Memorial Meeting for PROFESSOR STUART PIGGOTT, Honorary Fellow, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 7 December, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College. Tea will be served after the meeting.

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ELECTIONS

All Souls College

To Fellowships by Examination (with effect from 2 November 1996):

JAN-WERNER MÜLLER, St Antony's College

SARAH CAROLINE ALICE WILKINSON, Keble College

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Balliol College

To Fletcher Scholarships:

CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL BARRETT, formerly of St Joseph's Comprehensive School, Swindon

JOSEPH OLIVER BORD, formerly of King George V College, Southport

GUY ALEXANDER EDSALL, formerly of Warwick School

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To Frazer Scholarships:

ANDREW JAMES LYNCH, formerly of Winchester College

FIONN PETER ALEXANDER PILBROW, formerly of Winchester College

JAMES OLIVER WALMSLEY, formerly of Winchester College

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To a Galpin Scholarship:

LYNDSEY TURNER, formerly of St Peter's School, Bournemouth

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To a James Gay Scholarship:

ROBERT JAMES HARRISON, formerly of Tonbridge School, Kent

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To Goldsmith Scholarships:

GENEVIEVE PAN, formerly of Roedean School, East Sussex

JONATHAN MARK WILSON, formerly of the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle

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To a Higgs Scholarship:

STEPHEN THOMAS GILL, formerly of Neston County Comprehensive School

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To Hill Scholarships:

MATTHEW CHARLES GREEN, formerly of Hampton School, Middlesex

LUKE BRADLEY-JONES, formerly of Malvern College

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To a Jervis-Smith Scholarship:

AMBER HAQ, formerly of St George's School, Rome

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To Lubbock Scholarships:

CLARENCE TANG KOK HENG, formerly of Victoria College, Singapore

ANDREW GRAHAM PYLE, formerly of Dame Allan's Grammar School

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To Markby Scholarships:

LEON-IE FOONG, formerly of Wycombe Abbey School, Buckinghamshire

JUDITH RACHEL STONE, formerly of Hills Road Sixth- Form College, Cambridge

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To Mouat Jones Scholarships:

SIMON ALLEN, formerly of Longbenton Community College

MICHAEL JAMES BROWN, formerly of Dulwich College

JANE HOOPER, formerly of Solihull Sixth-Form College

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To Newman Scholarships:

GEORGINA CHARLOTTE HARDY, formerly of Bedgebury School, Cranbrook

ALEXANDER KARSTEN SAMWER, formerly of Friedrich- Wilhelm-Gymnasium, Cologne

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To a Reynolds Scholarship:

MARTIN EILIV SANDBU, formerly of Lycée Pierre Corneille, Rouen

To a Theobald Scholarship:

JOYCE KWONG, formerly of Malvern Girls' College

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To a Domus Exhibition:

ETIENNE ANDRÉ JEAN BRUN-ROVET, formerly of Winchester College

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To Elton Exhibitions:

BENJAMIN THOMAS ANDERSON EVANS, formerly of Dulwich College

CHARLOTTE MARY LEGH, formerly of St Mary's School, Calne

SARITHA ROBERTA WILKINSON, formerly of St Mary's School, Calne

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To a Kolkhorst Exhibition:

SOLANGE GALE FONTANA, formerly of the King's School, Canterbury

To a Markby Exhibition:

CLAIRE QUERIDA SMITH, formerly of Brockenhurst College

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To Newman Exhibitions:

MATTHEW WILLIAM MACADAM HUMBLE, formerly of King Edward's School, Bath

MITESH AMRAT PREMA, formerly of Berkhamsted School

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To a Prosser Exhibition:

JOANNA ALEXANDRA BOUCHER MURDOCK, formerly of Bedales School, Hampshire

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To Theobald Exhibitions:

ALINA LAURA CASIAN, formerly of Sacred Heart School, Woldingham

MICHAEL ROBERT TRUSS, formerly of Coventry School

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To a Warner Exhibition:

VICTORIA JANE BARNES, formerly of St George's School (Girls), Edinburgh

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To Williams Exhibitions:

NEIL HERRING, formerly of Conyers School, Yarm

 

ALEXANDER WILLIAM STILES, formerly of Bishop's Stortford High School

HELEN ELIZABETH WOOD, formerly of St Bartholomew's School, Newbury

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Christ Church

To an Emeritus Studentship (with effect from 1 October 1996):

PROFESSOR P.B.C. MATTHEWS

To a Rolls-Royce Junior Research Fellowship (with effect from 1 October 1996):

D.A.S. MACDOUGALL


As Lectrice in French (with effect from 1 October 1996):

MS A.M.R. GUNSETT

To a Lecturership in Ancient History (with effect from 1 October 1996):

M.L. SHARP

To a Lecturership in Economics (with effect from 1 October 1996):

B.E. HOUSE

To a Lecturership in English (with effect from 1 October 1996):

DR B.J.H. BIGGS

To a Lecturership in Inorganic Chemistry (with effect from 1 October 1996):

DR A.M. CHIPPINDALE

To a Lecturership in Physics (with effect from 1 October 1996):

DR A.C. MERCHANT

To a Lecturership in Physics (with effect from 1 October 1996):

MS C. MADGE

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Linacre College

To an Honorary Fellowship (from 1 October 1996):

SIR BRYAN CARTLEDGE, KCMG, MA, Principal 1988–96

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To an Official Fellowship (from 1 October 1996):

CHRISTOPHER CHAPMAN, MA (B.SC., M.SC., PH.D. London), University Lecturer in Management Studies (Accounting)

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Lincoln College

To Lord Crewe Scholarships:

MOHAMMED HARIS ASHAR ALAM, formerly of Rougemont School, Newport

ALEXANDER JAMES BARR, formerly of the Royal Grammar School, Guildford

TROY OLIVER BICKHAM, formerly of William Jewell College, USA

RALPH THOMAS CHAMBERLAIN, formerly of South Wolds School, Nottingham

GARETH JOHN DAVIES, formerly of the Royal Grammar School, Guildford

BENJAMIN JAMES DUNBAR, formerly of Harrogate Grammar School

LEIGH GRIFFITHS, formerly of the University of Bath

VALENTINE PAUL IYEMERE, formerly of the University of Sussex

CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL MILLINGTON, formerly of the University of Durham

JEREMY RICHARD OSBORN, formerly of Clifton College

DANIEL FREDERICK DOUGLAS STURGESS, formerly of McGill University

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To a Lord Crewe Overseas Award:

MARC JEREMY WEINBERG, formerly of the University of Witwatersrand

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To a Paul Shuffrey Scholarship:

MICHAEL COTTIER, formerly of the University of Lausanne

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To an Old Members' Scholarship:

RACHEL ANNE BLAIKLEY, formerly of King Edward VI Girls' High School, Birmingham

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To an Old Members' Exhibition:

ROBIN ALEXANDER BOOTH, formerly of Shrewsbury School

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To Organ Scholarships:

BENJAMIN WILLIAM NICHOLAS, formerly of Norwich School

DAVID MATTHEW TERRY, formerly of Tiffin Boys' School, Kingston upon Thames

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To Scholarships:

HENRY JAMES BYAM-COOK, formerly of Eton College

SUZANNE GADO, formerly of Sir William Turner's Sixth- Form College, Redcar

SOPHIE MELINDA HANDLER, formerly of Channing School

MICHELLE DIANE HAWKE, formerly of the Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls

PHILIP JOHN HUMPHREY, formerly of St Anselm's School, Birkenhead

ANDREW JACKSON, formerly of University College School

CHRISTOPHER DAMON LAWRENCE, formerly of the Methodist College, Belfast

VIJAY KUMAR MISTRY, formerly of King Edward VI College, Stourbridge

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To Exhibitions:

MATTHEW NEIL BARRATT, formerly of Mosslands School, Wallasey

JANE ELIZABETH BARRETT, formerly of Downe House School, Newbury

PILAR BERTUZZI, formerly of St John's College, Johannesburg

ANDREW JAMES BLACKMAN, formerly of Dulwich College

TIMOTHY LAURENCE BULEY, formerly of Magdalen College School

GRAHAM LIDDELL BUSBY, formerly of Eastbourne College

ALICE DOROTHY COWEN, formerly of Hewett School, Norwich

FIONA JULIET ROSALIND ECCLES, formerly of Bradford Girls' Grammar School

SARA GWENLLIAN ELLIS OWEN, formerly of Ysgol Gyfun, Llanhari

RICHARD MARK EVANS, formerly of Fulbrook School, Weybridge

JAMES ALEXANDER GRAY, formerly of Southend Boys' High School

JAN HAMMER, formerly of Aiglon College, Switzerland

ROGER RALPH LUDLOW MATTHEWS, formerly of Winchester College

CHRISTOPHER RUSSELL MILLER, formerly of the City of London School

PETER BRIAN MILLS, formerly of Wellington College

STEPHEN MARK MUERS, formerly of Lawrence Sherieff School, Rugby

CLARE NICOLA NOTMAN, formerly of King Edward VI Girls' High School, Birmingham

NATALIA MAGDALENA NOWAKOWSKA, formerly of Tiffin Girls' School, Kingston upon Thames

WARREN JAMES PEEL, formerly of the Belfast Royal Academy

RACHEL QUINNEY, formerly of King Edward VI College, Nuneaton

IAN CHRISTOPHER RAPLEY, formerly of Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Amersham

SARAH LOUISE ROBERTS, formerly of Walbottle High School, Newcastle

CHRISTOPHER LLOYD RUSBY, formerly of St Paul's School

EDWARD HUMPHREY SAWYER, formerly of Chichester Boys' High School

ANTHONY JOHN SHORT, formerly of Watford Boys' Grammar School

PATRICK JOSEPH SMEARS, formerly of King Edward VI School, Southampton

JAMES MICHAEL WENT, formerly of Sullivan Upper School, Co. Down

DANIEL EDWARD WEST, formerly of Queen Elizabeth's Boys' School, Barnet

THOMAS HALAHAN WILDE, formerly of Dulwich College

PAUL DAVID WILLIAMS, formerly of Durham Johnstone Comprehensive School

WYATT WAI YUE, formerly of Abingdon School

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Merton College

To an Exhibition:

A.S. KULASINGHE, formerly of Bedford School

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Queen's College

KATHARINE ALLEN, formerly of Central Newcastle High School

JONATHAN SIMON BARRETT, formerly of King Edward's School, Birmingham

JONATHAN WILLIAM BELL,formerly of Norwich School

MAX ELMER BRUCHE, formerly of Schule Birklehof, Hinterzarten

CHARLES WILLIAM HOLMES CHAMPION, formerly of Arnold School, Blackpool

JANE SUZANNE CHRISTIE, formerly of Dunottar School, Reigate

CHRISTOPHER JOHN EVANS, formerly of St Mary's Comprehensive School, Ilkley

ERIC HON DICK LAW, formerly of the Royal Grammar School, Newcastle

BRENDON WILLIAM LOVETT, formerly of Matthew Murray High School, Leeds

PIERS HARCOURT MASTER, formerly of Harrow School

SIMON WEBSTER MCKNIGHT, formerly of Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Amersham

ANDREW DONALD MORRISON, formerly of the King's School, Chester

RANICK KIAN MING NG, formerly of Queen's College, Taunton

ANDREW JAMES PEAKMAN, formerly of Millfield School

CATHERINE ELIZABETH PEARSON, formerly of Boston Spa Comprehensive School

DAVID PERCIK, formerly of Bolton School, Boys' Division

ELEANOR SUSAN LINDSAY PICKFORD, formerly of Christ's Hospital, Horsham

ELIZABETH KATHLEEN POUNDS-CORNISH, formerly of Wellington College, Berkshire

RICHARD JAMES PRICE, formerly of Watford Boy's Grammar School

WILLIAM DYLAN PRICE, formerly of Hills Road Sixth- Form College, Cambridge

SUMIT SAMIUR RAHMAN, formerly of Forest School, London

TIMOTHY RUPERT RILEY, formerly of Eton College

ALEXANDRA MARY RUTLAND, formerly of Downe House, Newbury

TUAN BENG SNG, formerly of Temasek Junior College, Singapore

ADAM MICHAEL SQUIRES, formerly of Hills Road Sixth- Form College, Cambridge

ANDREW PHILIP SPRATLEY, formerly of Deeping School, Peterborough

SALLY ANNE STEPHENS, formerly of Queen Elizabeth School, Kirkby Lonsdale

LILIJAN SULEJMANOVIC, formerly of Cheltenham Ladies' College

EMILE CHARLES HENRY SYKES, formerly of Royal Belfast Academical Institution

MICHELLE SU-YIN TEO, formerly of Raffles Junior College, Singapore

ANDREW JOHN VINSON, formerly of the King's School, Chester

ADAM HARVEY WHITTAKER, formerly of Stokesley School

ALEXANDRA NATALIA WOODS, formerly of Oxford High School

CHRISTOPHER JAMES WOOLF, formerly of Bradford Grammar School

MARGARET RUTH WOOLSEY, formerly of Antrim Grammar School

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To Exhibitions:

LINDSAY KIRSTEN ALLEN, formerly of Notre Dame Sixth-Form College, Leeds

IAN ANTHONY BROWN, formerly of Warwick School

GORDON ERIC BUTTERWORTH, formerly of Bolton School, Boys' Division

SCOTT SIN-KAI CHAM, formerly of Hwa Chong Junior College, Singapore

SOO HIAN CHIA, formerly of Anglo-Chinese Junior College, Singapore

PATRICK WINFORD DENNISON, formerly of Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Blackburn

GEORGINA SARAH DOBINSON, formerly of Sydenham High School

ALEXANDRA JANE DUGDALE, formerly of Brighton and Hove High School

EDMUND JOHN EVANS, formerly of Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury

CATRIONA JANE FONES, formerly of Idsall School, Telford

PATRICK ALEXANDER LEWIS FOSTER, formerly of Repton School

SOPHIE AMANDA MARY HALL, formerly of Colchester County High School

JAMES ROBERT HURRION, formerly of Solihull Sixth-Form College

ANDERS ERLEND LUSTGARTEN, formerly of Magdalen College School

URSULA MARGARET MCCANN, formerly of Loretto College, Coleraine

OLIVIA ROSE MCCANNON, formerly of Wirral County Grammar School for Girls

LIAM PARSONAGE, formerly of Royal Grammar School, Lancaster

TORSTEN REIL, formerly of Gymnasium Haren

MARK ELIOT SANSOM, formerly of Townsend School, St Albans

NICHOLAS SEYMOUR, formerly of Reigate Grammar School

JAKE SUDBERY, formerly of Bury College

LUCINA ELOISE TROY, formerly of Queen's School, Chester

DONALD RENWICK WADE, formerly of Bradford Grammar School

DYLAN LLŸR WILLIAMS, formerly of Ysgol Morgan Llwyd, Wrexham

RACHEL MARY WRIGHT, formerly of St Bede's College, Manchester

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To College Bursaries:

JAMES ROBERT HURRION, formerly of Solihull Sixth-Form College

ANDERS ERLEND LUSTGARTEN, formerly of Magdalen College School

CLARE FRANCES PICKFORD, formerly of Parkstone Grammar School, Poole

SAMANTHA CLAIRE TAYLOR, formerly of Kendrick School, Reading

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St Hilda's College

To a Blake Exhibition in Philosophy and Theology:

JESSICA AMBLER, formerly of Woodhouse Grove School, Bradford

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Somerville College

To Beilby Scholarships:

ROWENA ELIZABETH PAGET, formerly of Lewis Girls' School, Mid-Glamorgan

JASON PHILIP LOVELL, formerly of Hall Cross Comprehensive School, Doncaster

To a Bull Scholarship:

ROBERT ALEXANDER STOCK, formerly of Island School, Hong Kong

To a Coombs Scholarship:

STUART RICHARD HOOKER, formerly of Queen Mary's College, Basingstoke

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To Hughes Scholarships:

EMMA JAYNE WRIGHT, formerly of Maltby Comprehensive School, Rotherham

ROSAMUND JOANNA BROWN, formerly of the International School of Geneva

To a Murray Scholarship:

JOHN CHRISTOPHER COATS, formerly of St Aidan's and St John Fisher's Sixth-Form College, Harrogate

To a Nuffield Scholarship:

ZORNITZA WUBOMIROVA GROZEVA, formerly of St Benedict's School, London

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To a Pope Scholarship in English and Modern Languages:

HELEN LOUISE BAILEY, formerly of Colchester High School for Girls

To a Bull Exhibition:

ALLAN BRENDAN CONNERY, formerly of Cardinal Vaughan Memorial School, London

To Coombs Exhibitions:

REENA PRAVIN MALDE, formerly of Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, Hertfordshire

RICHARD JONATHAN ABLEWHITE, formerly of Downham Market Sixth-Form Centre, Norfolk

To a Nuffield Exhibition in Physiological Sciences:

SARAH JANE CAMPBELL, formerly of St Bernard's Convent Grammar School, Berkshire

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Wadham College

To Scholarships:

RAJU ADHIKARI, formerly of Budhanilkantha School, Nepal

ANDREW ASIBONG, formerly of Birkenhead School

JOANNA BALL, formerly of United World College of South East Asia, Singapore

NEIL BARRON, formerly of Bell Baxter High School, Fife

ALEXIS BIKOS, formerly of the Gymnasium Johanneum, Hamburg

KATHARINE BOGLE, formerly of Atlantic College

MARTIN BRAND, formerly of Quirinus Gymnasium, Neuss, Germany

CHARLOTTE BIGLAND, formerly of Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe

CAROLYN CHADWICK, formerly of Shrewsbury Sixth-Form College

NICHOLAS CLARKE, formerly of Christleton High School, Chester

ADAM COHEN, formerly of JFS Comprehensive School, Camden, London

TREVOR COTTON, formerly of Sir Joseph Williamson's Mathematical School, Rochester

SIMON COXETER, formerly of Sion Senior School, Worthing

OLIVER DAVIS, formerly of Trinity School, Croydon

ELIZABETH EDWARDS, formerly of Chislehurst and Sidcup Grammar School

ANDREA ELLIOT-SMITH, formerly of Headington School

CHRISANTHA FERNANDO, formerly of St Brendan's Sixth- Form College, Bristol

GARETH FORBES, formerly of Croesyceiliog School, Cwmbran

THRISA HALDAR, formerly of Worksop College

OWEN HAZELL, formerly of Poole Grammar School

ELISABETH HILL, formerly of Hills Road Sixth-Form College, Cambridge

ROBIN HOUSTON, formerly of Eton College

MADELEINE HULL, formerly of Haberdashers' Aske's Girls' School, Elstree

JENNIFER INGLEHEART, formerly of Bradford Girls' Grammar School

KEVIN IP, formerly of Cheung Chuk Shau College, Hong Kong

ANDREW JEFFS, formerly of Bournemouth School

THOMAS KARSHAN, formerly of Westminster School

STEPHEN KERMODE, formerly of Calderstones School, Liverpool

PAUL KEYLOCK, formerly of Huddersfield New College

PETER KWAN, formerly of St Joan of Arc Secondary School, Hong Kong

SALLY KWOK, formerly of Maryknoll Convent School, Hong Kong

CECILIA LAI, formerly of Belilios Public School, Hong Kong

DANIEL LEA, formerly of Hymers College, Hull

TIMOTHY LEAVER, formerly of Corfe Hills School, Broadstone

VICTOR LEE, formerly of Salesian English School, Hong Kong

WILFRID LEE, formerly of Heep Yun School, Hong Kong

THOMAS LEEMING, formerly of Peter Symonds College, Winchester

REX LIU, formerly of Ng Wah College, Hong Kong

ALASTAIR MACFIE, formerly of Daniel Stewart's College, Edinburgh

STEPHEN MARSHALL, formerly of Lady Lumley's School, Pickering, North Yorkshire

SUZANNE MILLS, formerly of Prior Park College, Bath

SIMON NEILD, formerly of the Perse School, Cambridge

JONATHAN NICHOLL, formerly of Wellington College

SONALI PAREKH, formerly of Emmbrook School, Wokingham

MARTIN PERRIE, formerly of King Edward VI Camp Hill Boys' School, Birmingham

SHYAM PRASAD, formerly of Chigwell School

PAUL PRESCOTT, formerly of Stantonbury Campus Sixth- Form College, Milton Keynes

ANDREW RAMSAY, formerly of Oswestry College

DANIEL ROLFE, formerly of Ivybridge Community College, Devon

JAMES ROSS, formerly of Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith

ADAM RUSSELL, formerly of Ilford County High School

TIMOTHY RYDER, formerly of Reading School

JOHN SABAPATHY, formerly of King Edward School, Birmingham

DAVID SCARR, formerly of Wearside College of Further Education, Sunderland

PAUL SEGAL, formerly of Hampstead School

LIK KING SHIU, formerly of Diocesan Boys' School, Hong Kong

JAMES SHUKER, formerly of King Edward VI College, Stourbridge

JOHN-PATRICK STACEY, formerly of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, Blackburn

ALASTAIR STARK, formerly of St Paul's School

OWEN THOMAS, formerly of Charters School, Ascot

ROBERTA THOMSON, formerly of the School of St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon

EMMA URSICH, formerly of Liceo Ginnasio Statale, Trieste

ZOE WALSH, formerly of Haberdashers' Aske's Girls' School, Elstree

BENJAMIN WEBB, formerly of Thomas Mills High School, Suffolk

SARAH WILLIAMS, formerly of Dean Close School, Cheltenham

JAMES YOUNG, formerly of Whitby School

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PRIZES

St Hilda's College

Jennifer Hines Prizes:

CHLOE ANSELL

ELEANOR BLAGBROUGH

Proxime accesserunt: ANKUR GANDHI and ELISE VINCENS

College Prize for Experimental Psychology:

RUTH DENNIS

Dorothy Whitelock Prize for Old English:

JANICE TAY

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Bilingual children

We are a group of more than 30 families with (potentially) bilingual children aged 0--12, speaking more than 10 different languages. We meet once per month to discuss various aspects of bilingualism, including practical details (nurseries, schools, reading and writing, strategies of language separation, motivation problems) as well as insights from academic research in relevant fields (psychology, linguistics). The next 2 meetings: 11 Dec., 15 Jan., will feature contributions from psychologists. Contact: Michael Gross, Oxford Centre for Molecular Sciences, New Chemistry Laboratory, Oxford OX1 3QT. Tel.: Oxford (2)75951 (day), or 435813 (9--11 p.m., from 1 Dec.); e-mail: mgross@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

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Appeal: typewriters and books for Zimbabwe

I am appealing for portable manual typewriters in working order, and hard-cover books suitable for schoolchildren to read, for a charity in Zimbabwe. Such things are desperately needed. The proceeds of an earlier appeal had to be donated to Oxfam because of lack of transport and customs facilities, but these now exist. Contact: Professor Ngwabi Bhebe, St Antony's College, 68 Woodstock Road. Tel. Oxford: 513150 (after 8 p.m., until 31 Nov.); 556285 (after 31 Nov.).

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Collection of Oxford college graces

Graces Old and New from Oxford: this small booklet is a compilation of Oxford college graces, with translations, plus a selection of formal and less formal graces. Cost £5.50, inc. post and packing. Cheques with order made payable to Canon N.M. Ramm. Canon N.M. Ramm, Fairlawn, Church Lane, Harwell, Oxon. OX11 0EZ.

 

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Early birds can help to save the Dodo Pad Diary (£8.50), now in its 31st year, from extinction. Meanwhile, Richard Bawden's dodo tea-towels (£3.75) continue to thrive and are joined by exclusive new wooden dodo key-rings (£1.99) and children's coat-hooks (£5.75—dinos and dolphins too). Also, in association with the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, cards, calendars, posters, diaries, address books, and the Nature Photographer's Handbook. Museum and shop open Mon.–Sat., 12 noon–5 p.m. Admission free.

 

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Ginge Brook Pottery

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

 

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Tuition Offered

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

 

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Services Offered

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine---Persian carpets direct from Iran, old and new, most sizes, all affordable. An inexpensive selection of Beluch and Turcoman tribal rugs. Some antique Caucasian pieces, faded and worn, at ridiculous prices. Usual opening hours: 10 a.m.--6 p.m., Mon.--Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

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

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

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

Get a headstart with your research project. Let me do bibliographic searches on the Internet and if need be in person I will present you with documented (so you know where I searched and what keywords I used), printed lists to choose from. Refs. available. D. Hermans. Tel.: Oxford (2)89104.

Furniture: individual pieces and fitted furniture designed and made by Richard Kay and Piers Roberts from local workshops. From tables, chairs, cabinets, desks, to fitted bedrooms, kitchens, studies. For the home, office, or garden. Tel.: 01844 238112.

 

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Volunteer sought

The University Alumni Office, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford, requires volunteer help for up to 4 hours p.w., to be worked on either Mon. or Tue., to assist with mailing, photocopying, and general clerical work. Contact Margaret Whitehouse. Tel.: Oxford (2)78128, fax: (2)78180.

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Situations Vacant

Oratory Church of St Aloysius Gonzaga, Oxford: Vacation Organist required for university vacation periods (Christmas, Easter, summer). For details of duties and remuneration, contact the Director of Music, Edward de Rivera. Tel.: 01844 338393.

Oratory Church of St Aloysius Gonzaga, Oxford: Soprano and Bass vacancies now exist in the Oratory Choir. Must be good sight-readers. For details of duties and remuneration, contact the Director of Music, Edward de Rivera. Tel.: 01844 338393.

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Houses to Let

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

East Oxford: terrace house to let, Jan.--Mar.; city centre 1 mile; 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, kitchen/diner; all mod. cons.; garden and patio; open aspect to rear; 2 good bikes available. Shops nearby. £600 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 247343.

Wolvercote (north Oxford): town house backing onto Port Meadow, with wonderful `spires' views. £797 p.c.m. Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: 798087.

Southmoor Road, Jericho. Family house available, Jan.--July. £1,000 p.c.m. Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: 798087.

Three-bedroom house north of Summertown to let for the a.y. 1997--8 (Oct.--June); 30-ft lounge, separate dining-room, downstairs closet, separate bathroom, kitchen with microwave, dish-washer, washer-drier; front and rear gardens; car parking space; gas c.h. Suit visiting academics. Refs. essential. £800 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 559421.

Charming luxury cottage, 12 miles north-west of Oxford; beams; inglenook fire; lots of character; 1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study; furnished with country antiques; c.h.; garage; walled garden. Suit careful, caring non-smoking couple. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

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

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

 

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Flats to Let

Spacious 2-bedroom flat with garage and car-parking, set in quiet gardens, but close to city centre. To let furnished from Jan., £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)72258 (day), 723482 (evening); e-mail: frueh@atm.ox.ac.uk.

Attractive self-contained furnished second-floor flat; 2 bedrooms, sitting/dining-room, balcony, c.h., fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom, lock-up garage, security entry, telephone and answer-phone; overlooking Cutteslowe Park. Available now for 1 year or more. £575 p.c.m. Tel.: 01367 860253 or Oxford 557458.

North Oxford : quiet, modern, furnished flat available Jan.--summer; bedroom, sitting-room, kitchen, bathroom plus second w.c., garage. Suitable single person (£480 p.m. inc. utilities) or couple (£550). Non-smokers only. Tel.: Oxford 554256, fax: 513723.

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Accommodation Offered

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

 

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Accommodation offered to rent or exchange

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

 

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting American professor seeks furnished flat or house, 15 Aug./1 Sept.--30 Nov./15 Dec.; within walking distance of central Oxford or convenient to bus routes. Jane S. Zembaty, University of Dayton, Philosophy Dept., Dayton, Ohio 45469, USA. E-mail: zembaty@checkov.hm.udayton.edu.

Fully-furnished 1-bedroom apartment with kitchen and private bathroom and w.c. sought for 3 months, Jan., Feb., and Mar., for a university professor. Preferably within 2--3 miles of St Catherine's College. Write: Dr A. Akkerman, Dept. of Demography, Charles University, Albertov 6, 128 43 Prague 2, Czech Republic. Fax: +422 2491-5817.

Well-trained family of 4 seeks accommodation to house-sit/rent in Oxford area, 15 Dec.--6 Jan. Can tend pets, plants, etc. References available. Robbie/Sarah. Tel.: Oxford 793378.

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

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Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

Oscar-winning film director seeks 4-bedroom family house, swap or rental, Oxford area, for 1 year from July. Prefer house near primary school and railway. Our home is on a British Columbian island--- mildest climate in Canada; unique house has 2,000 sq. ft. of decks; magnificent Pacific Ocean, mountain views; easy ferry access to Victoria and Vancouver; primary and secondary schools and hospital locally. Perfect for academic or creative work. Tel./fax: 001 604 653 4502.

 

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Holiday Lets

Tuscany: small traditional farmhouse in olive groves overlooking unspoilt valley and Siena (20 minutes). Sleeps 5; simply but comfortably equipped; cleaning included; car essential. No pool, but idyllic surroundings. Tel.: 0171-607 0117.

McCasker's farm cottage, Donegal, Ireland: traditional farm cottage with open fires, sleeps 6--8, set in 5 green acres, overlooking a lough, surrounded by the mountains of north-west Ireland. Golf, fishing, sandy beaches, horse-riding, walking. From £200 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 510919.

Mojacar Beach, Almeria: charming 2-bedroom flat, all mod. cons.; two terraces with magnificent views of sea and mountains; swimming- pool; walking distance to beach, shops, and restaurants. £150--£280 p.w. Reduction for long stay. Tel.: Oxford 373995.

 

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House for Sale

Substantial detached house in no-through- road just north of Summertown; 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast-room and sun-room on ground floor, 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on first floor; south-facing 100-ft rear garden; includes carpets, curtains, and appliances. £300,000. Tel.: Oxford (2)75406 (office hours).

 

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Flat for Sale or to Let

Elegant, light, airy, 3-bedroom flat in quiet, broad, leafy street in North Oxford (Summertown), 5--10 minutes from city centre; c.h., fitted kitchen, period fireplace, carpets and curtains; attractive garden; on- and off-street parking; very near library, shops, bus routes; urgent sale, therefore very reasonable price: £110,000. If not sold immediately, available for rent from late Nov. for about 3 months: £600 o.n.o., p.m. Tel.: 0171-389 2403 (day), or 0171-235 8251 (evenings).

 

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Diary

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

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

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Friday 15 November

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `A Christmas choice', by John McEwen, art critic, the Sunday Telegraph (until 21 January).

TRANSLATION RESEARCH in Oxford meeting (continues tomorrow): `Traduction, auto-traduction, bilinguisme, trilinguisme: Beckett, Nabokov', Maison Française and St Hugh's (telephone for information: (2)74996/(2)74222).

RABBI DR J. ROMAIN: `The effect of mixed-faith marriages on family life and identity' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Medieval crafts: part 1', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

 

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Sunday 17 November

THE REVD PREBENDARY JOHN PEARCE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 18 November

DR D. COLLINS: `Climatic variations, mass balance of glaciers, and river-flow in the Swiss Alps during the twentieth century' (Environmental Change Unit seminar—replaces previously notified seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR P.J. FRYER: `Milk, carrots, and Weetabix: the mathematics of food' (Alan Tayler Lecture, sponsored by Smith System Engineering), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 4.15 p.m.

DR ALAN RYAN: `Atheism on the retreat' (Prometheus Lectures: `Piety among the atheists: Dewey and Russell'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 8 p.m.

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Tuesday 19 November

The meeting of Congregation, due to take place today, is cancelled.

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

 

 

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Supervising D.Phil. students', 2 p.m. (see information above).

 

PROFESSOR J. QUILLET: `Political thought during the reign of King Charles V of France and beyond' (Carlyle Lectures: `Some aspects of political philosophy in the fourteenth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. MEADOWCROFT: `Implementing sustainable development in high consumption societies: a research design' (Oxford for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

HELENA KENNEDY, QC: `Towards a secular ethic' (lecture), Ruskin College, 7.30 p.m.

 

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Wednesday 20 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Eighteenth-century decorative arts', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (telephone for cost and bookings: (2)78015).

HUMAN SCIENCES SYMPOSIUM (various speakers): `Why do we lie?', Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 2.15–5.30 p.m. (to attend, tel. Ms R. Odling-Smee: (2)74702).

PROFESSOR M. BEISER: `The resettlement of south-east Asian refugees in Canada: a ten-year story' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR ALAN RYAN: `Why he was not a Christian' (Prometheus Lectures: `Piety among the atheists: Dewey and Russell'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 8 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, Dvorák, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6 from Blackwell's Music Shop; student tickets £4, from Blackwell's or the Music Faculty).

DADI JANKI (yogi): `Releasing your inner potential' (special guest lecture), Music Room, Corpus Christi, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 21 November

L. LAUER: `Creating the Western Lady: missionary efforts in India and China (1860–1920)' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, identity, and religion'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

 

PROFESSOR G. JOSIPOVICI (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `Proust and the face of true goodness' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR R. FOWLER: `Robert Browning and the OED' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. PORTER: `And was Jerusalem...? The English Enlightenment and the environment' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 22 November

DR C. MACDONAUGH: `The limits of kinship: an aspect of Tharu identity in south-west Nepal' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

 

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

 

PROFESSOR N. DAVIES: `Fair comparisons, false contrasts: East and West in modern European history' (Faculty of Modern History: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

HE MR HIROAKI FUJII (Ambassador of Japan): `The Japan–US relationship' (lecture), Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 5 p.m.

DR ALAN RYAN: `A common faith—in what?' (Prometheus Lectures: `Piety among the atheists: Dewey and Russell'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 8 p.m.

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Saturday 23 November

ASSOCIATION for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France meeting, Maison Française, 11 a.m. (telephone for information: (2)74220).

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Sunday 24 November

LORD PLANT OF HIGHFIELD preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 25 November

DR D.DREWRY: `Rime on the Ancient Mariner: ice-sheets, climate change, and sea level' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

DR FRENE GINWALA: `Justice and reconciliation—are they compatible?' (Olof Palme Memorial Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 26 November

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Management skills for research team leaders—managing and developing effective teams', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

WOMEN TUTORS' GROUP meeting, Prestwich Room, St John's, 1 p.m.

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Legacies: treasures of Palestine and Mesopotamia', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

 

PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 5 December (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. WOLLHEIM delivers the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture, Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

C. BIEGERT: `Sacred ground—so what? White man's energy v. red man's philosophy in North America' (Oxford for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

 

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Wednesday 27 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Eighteenth- and nineteenth- century paintings', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (telephone for cost and bookings: (2)78015).

JUDGE D. PEARL: `The new Asylum Act and Rules: conflicts and tensions experienced by the Immigration Appellate Authority' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

THE BORROMEO QUARTET perform works by Mozart, Kirchner, and Schubert, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (entrance from Parks Road) (admission by free tickets, available in advance).

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Thursday 28 November

DR N. ABU-ZAHRA: `The pure and the powerful: a study of Egyptian women' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, identity, and religion'), Libra ry Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. HODDER: `Reopening Çatalhöyük; new light on the origins of complex societies' (Meyerstein Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

 

PROFESSOR G. JOSIPOVICI (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): ` "Dear incomprehension": Beckett and trust' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. DERRIDA: `State of the lie, lies of state' (Maison Française fiftieth anniversary lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR SHRIDATH RAMPHAL: `Must the poor be always with us? Global politics for a sustainable future' (Green College: Brian Walker Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Friday 29 November

DR J. LLOBERA: `Aspects of Catalan kinship, identity, and nationalism' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Modern Chinese painting' (related to current exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

 

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Saturday 30 November

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

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Sunday 1 December

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY preaches the Advent Sermon, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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