16 January 1997 - No 4423

Oxford University Gazette

16 January 1997


The following supplement was published with this Gazette:
Register of Congregation (file of 120 Kb)

Note. For details of the Staff Development Programme for Hilary and Trinity Terms, see the full academic-year supplement.

 


University Health and Safety information

 


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University Acts

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CONGREGATION 5 November

Rejection of Special Resolution confirmed

Allocation of a site for the School of Management Studies: statement by Council

As reported in the Gazette of 14 November 1996 (p. 320), following the rejection in Congregation on 5 November of the special resolution proposing the allocation of the Mansfield Road site for the School of Management Studies, Council decided that there should be a postal vote on the special resolution.

As was made clear in its statement, Council remains wholly committed to the development of Management Studies in the University in accordance with the policy approved by Congregation in 1990. Council indicated that, as was made clear in the debate, it was not then aware of any site other than the Mansfield Road site which would appropriately meet the requirements of the school. In those circumstances Council wished to give Congregation as a whole the opportunity to confirm, or to reverse, the decision taken in the House on 5 November, and in order to secure that opportunity it was necessary, under the statutes, for Council to give notice forthwith of its intention to hold a postal vote. None the less Council was 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 was both central and appropriate to the needs of the school could be identified, the possibility of securing it for the use of the school would be pursued. A further review of possible alternative sites would be undertaken by the current Working Party on University Sites chaired by the Vice-Chancellor-elect, which would report to Congregation on its findings. Whether or not the postal vote would in the event be held would therefore depend on the outcome of that review.

In the light of further discussions between Mr Vice-Chancellor, the benefactor, and his fellow Trustees of the Wafic Rida Said Business School Foundation, Council, the benefactor, and the trustees have jointly reached the conclusion that it is not appropriate to proceed with the proposal to build new premises on the Mansfield Road site for the University's Business School, given the divisiveness within the University of the proposal to locate the new building there. Council has accordingly resolved to withdraw the decision to hold a postal vote on the resolution rejected in Congregation on 5 November 1996. The rejection of that resolution is therefore confirmed.

Despite considerable efforts in the meantime, Council, the benefactor, and the trustees have not yet jointly identified an alternative site which would be suitable and feasible, but have agreed that the search should continue until the end of Trinity Term 1997. A further report will be made to Congregation during or at the end of that period.

Council and the benefactor remain firmly committed to the goal of developing a world-class business school on a central site in Oxford.

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 31 January.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Establishment of Jacques Delors Professorship of European Community Law

Decree (2): Amalgamation of Heygate–Soper Prize Fund and Mike Soper Bursary Fund

Explanatory note

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor will declare carried at the meeting of Congregation on 21 January Statute (1), establishing the Jacques Delors Professorship of European Community Law, and Statute (2), amalgamating the Heygate–Soper Prize Fund and the Mike Soper Bursary Fund, which were promulgated on 17 December (see `University Agenda' below). Council has accordingly made the following decrees, which give effect to consequential changes.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 1, SCHEDULE, concerning official members of faculty board, (Statutes, 1995, p. 230), under `Law', after `Law, European, Clifford Chance.' insert:

`Law, European Community, Jacques Delors.'

2 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (p. 369), after `Clifford Chance Professor of European Law' insert:

`Jacques Delors Professor of European Community Law'.

3 Ibid., Sect. III, § 178, concerning the Clifford Chance Professor of European Law (Statutes, 1995, p. 436), delete title and cl. 1 and substitute:

`§ 178. Clifford Chance Professor of European Law

1. The Clifford Chance Professor of European Law shall lecture and give instruction in European Law.'

4 Ibid. (p. 437), delete cl. 3 and substitute: `3. The Professor shall be a member of the Centre for the Advanced Study of European and Comparative Law, and shall have the obligation to accept the directorship of the centre if requested to do so under the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, cl. 5. The centre shall be a constituent centre of the Institute for European Studies, and the director of the centre shall be eligible for appointment as director of the institute under the provisions of Ch. III, Sect. XXXVI, cl. 4.'

5 Ibid., insert new § 179 as follows and renumber existing §§ 179–86 (pp. 437–40, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 21 June 1996, Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 1282) as §§ 180–7:

`§ 179. Jacques Delors Professor of European Community Law

1. The Jacques Delors Professor of European Community Law shall deliver lectures and give instruction in European Community Law.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4) a person appointed by Council;

(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Law.

3. The Professor shall be a member of the Centre for the Advanced Study of European and Comparative Law, and shall have the obligation to accept the directorship of the centre if requested to do so under the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, cl. 5. The centre shall be a constituent centre of the Institute for European Studies, and the director of the centre shall be eligible for appointment as director of the institute under the provisions of Ch. III, Sect. XXXVI, cl. 4.

4. The Professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those particular provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, delete § 155, concerning the Heygate-Soper Prize (Statutes, 1995, p. 591), and renumber existing §§ 156–64 (pp. 591–5) as §§ 155–65.

2 This decree shall be effective from the date on which Statute (2) approved by Congregation on 21 January 1997 is approved by Her Majesty in Council.

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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:

 

ANN CHRISTINE CHILDS, Department of Educational Studies

MARY TERESA CHILDS, University Offices

JURGEN ADRIAAN DOORNIK, D.PHIL., Nuffield College

LAURENCE GEORGE FOUWEATHER, Templeton College

PETER LAWRENCE GOLDIE, Magdalen College

ROBERT DAVID GOULDING, St Hugh's College

STEPHEN ANDREW JARVIS, M.SC., Lincoln College

ELENA MIKHAYLOVNA KLENOVA, Department of Biochemistry

SIMON FITZGERALD WITHERS, University Offices

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Addison, K., MA, D.Phil., St Peter's
Briden, J.C., MA, Linacre
Childs, A.C., MA status, Department of Educational Studies
Childs, M.T., MA status, University Offices
Collins, D.N., MA, Keble
Doornik, J.A., MA status, D.Phil., Nuffield
Fouweather, L.G., MA status, Templeton
Goldie, P.L., MA status, Magdalen
Goulding, R.D., MA status, St Hugh's
Jarvis, S.A., M.Sc., MA status, Lincoln
Klenova, E.M., MA status, Department of Biochemistry
Stearn, R.T., MA, Merton
Sylva, K.D., MA, Jesus
Withers, S.F., MA status, University Offices

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 31 January, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 20 January

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 20 January, 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:

ANNETTE LYNN DUFFELL, Harris Manchester College

WILLIAM JOHN SWADLING, Brasenose College

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CONGREGATION 20 February

Elections

Buildings Committee

Vacancies: one

Period from TT 1997: 4 years

 


Oxford and Cambridge Examinations and Assessment Council

Vacancies: one

Period from TT 1997: 3 years

 


Scientific Collections in the Oxford University Muesum of Natural History, Committee for the

Vacancies:two

Period from TT 1997: 3 years [see note]

Note: Following consideration by the General Board of the report of the Committee to Review the University Museum, legislation is in preparation to replace the Committee for the Scientific Collections with a new Board of Visitors of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, so the persons elected to fill these vacancies are unlikely to be required to serve for a full period of office.

 


Nominations in writing by two members of Congregation will be received by the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 27 January, and similar nominations by six members of Congregation up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 3 February.

Council has decided that nominations must show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of this form are available from the Head Clerk (telephone: (2)70190; e-mail: Philip.Moss@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Notes on the bodies concerned

The Buildings Committee is responsible to Council and the General Board, taking account of university policies and priorities, for formulating the University's programme for all building works, for the execution of all building projects, for maintaining university buildings in a satisfactory condition, and for allocating space within them. These responsibilities include making recommendations to Council and the Board: (a) on the choice of architects and the design, planning, and elevations of all major building projects; and (b) on the acquisition and allocation of new sites. The committee has control of a substantial budget.

The Oxford and Cambridge Examinations and Assessment Council is a joint body set up by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge to supervise the relevant activities of the University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate, following the merger in 1995 of that syndicate with two previous schools examining institutions, the University of Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations and the Oxford and Cambridge Schools Examination Board.

The Committee for the Scientific Collections is responsible, under the General Board and in consultation with the professors concerned, for the general oversight of the care and maintenance of all the collections in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, for those parts of the museum building that are not allocated to any department, and for their finances. Subject to the approval of the General Board, the committee at present appoints one of its members to be Principal Curator of the Museum, but this will cease to be so when the new post of Director of the Museum is established and filled. (There are also Curators of each of the four individual collections, zoological, entomological, geological, and mineralogical, who are university lecturers in the relevant departments, and who are appointed by the faculty boards concerned.)

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Notices

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UNIVERSITY PREACHERS

Hilary Term 1997

Thursday, 16 January, at 8 a.m. THE REVD DR JOHN BARTON, Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, Fellow of Oriel College, Emeritus Fellow of St Cross College, Celebrant, Holy Communion (Latin). At St Mary's.

Sunday, 19 January, at 10 a.m. THE REVD RICHARD SMAIL, Chaplain of Brasenose College. (Latin Litany and Sermon.) At St Mary's.

Sunday, 26 January, at 10 a.m. PROFESSOR KEVIN CATHCART, Professor of Near Eastern Languages, University College, Dublin. (Macbride Sermon.At Hertford College.

Sunday, 2 February, at 10 a.m. THE REVD DR MAURICE WILES, FBA, Emeritus Student of Christ Church, sometime Regius Professor of Divinity. At the Cathedral.

Sunday, 9 February, at 10 a.m. THE REVD DR IAN KER, Tutor in Theology at Campion Hall. (Sermon on the Grace of Humility.) At St Mary's.

Sunday, 16 February, at 10 a.m. SISTER BENEDICTA WARD, SLG. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 23 February, at 10 a.m. THE VERY REVD DOMINIC MILROY, OSB, sometime Headmaster of Ampleforth College, sometime Prior to the International Medicine College at Sant'Anselmo, Rome. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 2 March, at 10 a.m. THE RT. REVD PETER VAUGHAN, Bishop of Ramsbury. (Ramsden Sermon.) At St Mary's.

Sunday, 9 March, at 10 a.m. THE RT. REVD LORD HABGOOD, sometime Archbishop of York. At St Mary's.

*Sunday, 16 March, at 10 a.m. THE RT. REVD RONALD GORDON, sometime Bishop of Portsmouth, sometime Canon and Sub-Dean of Christ Church. (Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.) At Oriel College.

*On this day Doctors will wear their robes.

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BODEN PRIZE 1996–7

The Prize has been awarded to JUSTIN MEILAND, Magdalen College.

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PAVRY AND WINCHESTER THESIS PRIZES 1996

Dasturzada Dr Jal Pavry Memorial Prize: DR JAMES J. BUSUTTIL, Linacre College

Bapsybanoo Marchioness of Winchester Prize: DR BASILIOS TSINGOS, Magdalen College

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PROCEDURES IN CONGREGATION

Congregation approved on 3 December 1996 Statute (1) which was promulgated on 19 November 1996, concerning elections in Congregation (Gazette, pp. 401, 433). Para. 21 of the informal Guide to Procedures in Congregation (Statutes, 1995, p. 25; Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 1078) is accordingly amended to read: `21. The members of many university bodies, including the majority of the members of Council and the General Board, are elected by Congregation. Such elections are normally held in Full Term, and notice must be published in the Gazette at least twenty-eight days in advance. Except in the case of casual vacancies, which are dealt with ad hoc, elections are traditionally held on the Thursday of Fifth Week, so that notice is published not later than the Thursday of First Week. Candidates may be nominated by two members of Congregation up to 4 p.m. on the twenty-fourth day before the election (on the above timetable, the Monday of Second Week), and by six members up to 4 p.m. on the seventeenth day before the election (e.g. the Monday of Third Week). Nominations must be dated and signed by all the members submitting them, whose names are then published in the Gazette. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form (copies of which are available from the Head Clerk at the University Offices). In the case of a contested election, voting is by postal ballot; any vacancy for which no valid nomination is received may be filled by an appointment made by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors jointly.'

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

  Appointed by
Savilian Professorship of Geometry  
President of St John's (Chairman) Mr Vice- Chancellor[1]
Warden of New College ex officio
Sir Michael Atiyah, Cambridge General Board
Professor P. Bayer, Barcelona General Board
Professor M. Broué, Paris Council
Professor Carlos Kenig, Chicago Mathematical Sciences Board
Professor S.K. Donaldson Mathematical Sciences Board
Professor D.G. Quillen Mathematical Sciences Board
Dr W.A. Sutherland New 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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LINGUA ASSISTANTSHIPS IN EUROPE

Posts are available for periods of between three and eight months for graduate and undergraduate students to work as teaching assistants in many European countries. Taking part in the LINGUA programme would improve the participant's knowledge of the host country, as well as providing experience of teaching and developing the command of another language.

Places are not limited to modern linguists or those intending to teach at secondary level. Application forms and further details are available from the Assistants' Department, Central Bureau for Educational Visits and Exchanges, 10 Spring Gardens, London SW1A 2BN (telephone: 0171-389 4596/4955, fax: 0171-389 4594). The closing date for applications is 1 February.

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WIDOWS OF FORMER MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY'S PENSION SCHEMES

From time to time the attention of the University is drawn to individual cases of financial hardship among widows of former members of the Federated Superannuation System for Universities (FSSU) and the University of Oxford Employees Pension Scheme (EPS). Limited resources are available to alleviate proven cases of hardship and any enquiry should be addressed to the Superannuation Officer, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. All cases are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

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LIBRARY OF THE HOUSE OF ST GREGORY AND ST MACRINA

This library, at 1 Canterbury Road, contains books and periodicals on the Eastern Churches, and is open on Wednesdays, 2–5 p.m., during full term, or by appointment with the Deputy Librarian, Mr D. Yatromanolakis, St Gregory's House, 1 Canterbury Road.

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CONCERT

St John's College

IMOGEN COOPER will perform the following piano works by Schubert at 8.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 February, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College: Six Moments Musicaux (D780), and Sonatas in A minor (D845) and D major (D850).

Admission is free but subject to the availability of space, and may be reserved by obtaining a programme from the Porters' Lodge at St John's. Programmes will be available from Saturday, 1 February.

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Closure of Duke Humfrey's Library 1998–9

Amended notice

Owing to circumstances beyond the control of the Library, major repairs to Duke Humfrey's Library have had to be postponed. The room is now scheduled to close from 1 September 1998. It is anticipated that this work could take nine months to complete.

Alternative arrangements for readers who would normally use Duke Humfrey's Library are under discussion, and will be announced as soon as possible. The Library aims to maintain a service to readers throughout the period, but it may be limited.

The Library regrets the inconvenience both this closure and the change of schedule will cause, but undertakes to publicise details of dates and alternative arrangements as soon as they become available.

More information can be obtained from the Superintendent of Duke Humfrey, William Hodges, by telephone (Oxford (2)77150), by fax (Oxford (2)77182), by e-mail (william.hodges@bodley.ox.ac.uk), or by post (Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG).

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

Oxford English Dictionary: freelance editorial appointments

Applications are invited from those interested in undertaking part-time freelance pre-editorial work to assist in the preparation of the third edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Successful applicants will be asked to undertake work in one of two areas: (a) researching etymologies in a major academic library, so as to provide OED editors with information from the principal historical and etymological dictionaries of a number of languages and from various other scholarly reference works; or (b) restyling OED etymological information in accordance with the principles of the third edition and researching and revising lists of variant forms.

Candidates should have some experience of the procedures and methodology of historical philology, and for task (a) should also have a good working knowledge of the major languages of scholarship (as a minimum, French and German). Candidates, who may be asked to take a brief aptitude test, are invited to apply by sending a full curriculum vitae and handwritten letter of application (referring clearly to this advertisement) before Monday, 27 January, to: Edmund Weiner, Deputy Chief Editor, Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

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Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations

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

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

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JAMES P.R. LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY 1997

Policing literature in Paris, 1715–89

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON will deliver the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays and Thursdays in the St Cross Building.

6 May: `Censorship and the rules of the game.'

8 May: `The police and literary inspection.'

13 May: `Smuggling and the underground book trade.'

15 May: `Inspector d'Hemery and his files.'

20 May: `Le Champ littéraire.'

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SIR BASIL ZAHAROFF LECTURE 1996–7

PROFESSOR J. KRISTEVA, Université Paris 7–Denis Diderot, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Proust, questions d'identité.'

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JAMES FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS will deliver the Ford's Lectures in British History at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

24 Jan.: ` "Citizens and strangers": the language of citizenship since the late nineteenth century.'

31 Jan.: `The nation as "moral community" or "business firm"?'

7 Feb.: `What to do with the "sleeping partner": the incorporation of women.'

14 Feb.: `Morality and "social welfare".'

21 Feb.: `War and peace.'

28 Feb.: ` "Civic virtue" without "society"?'

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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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SLADE LECTURES 1996–7

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

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

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

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

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

12 Feb.: `Authenticity and authorship.'

19 Feb.: `Pentimenti.'

26 Feb.: `Impressionist trajectories.'

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

12 Mar.: `Positivism and picture cleaning.'

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HUSSEY LECTURES ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS

Discerning the body

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY, Dean of Christ Church, will deliver the Hussey Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution.

6 Feb.: `The incarnation of the Word and the Words.'

13 Feb.: `The isolation of the sacrifical body.'

20 Feb.: `The social body.'

27 Feb.: `Two worlds/one world.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

LORD ATTENBOROUGH and Diana Hawkins will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 January, in the Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Making a movie.' A private screening of Lord Attenborough's latest film, In Love and War (co-produced by Diana Hawkins), will be given at 1 p.m. on Sunday, 26 January, in the Phoenix Cinema, and will be followed by a question-and-answer session. Both events are free to members of the University. There is no reserved seating.

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

The human transformation of Earth

The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

Convener: M. Williams, MA, Professor of Geography.

PROFESSOR A.S. GOUDIE
22 Jan.: `Earth transformation in prehistory.'

DR A. MANNION, Reading
29 Jan.: `Agriculture: temporal and spatial dimensions.'

DR A.S. SHARRETT
5 Feb.: `Putting time back into geography: models of global development.'

PROFESSOR I. DOUGLAS, University of Manchester
12 Feb.: `Urban metabolism: the global impact of the materials demand of cities.'

DR D. WATTS
19 Feb.: `The European transformation of the West Indies environment.'

PROFESSOR M. WILLIAMS
26 Feb.: `Dark ages and dark spaces: the geography of global deforestation in the past.'

DR J. SHEAIL, Institute of Terrestrial Ecology (NERC)
5 Mar.: `Yorkshire's "sloughs of despond": a twentieth-century UK perception on environmental management.''

PROFESSOR R.J.P. KAIN, Exeter
12 Mar.: `Historical maps and changes in the physical environment.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre 1, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: L.N. Johnson, MA, David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics.

DR S. BUTCHER, MRC Virology Unit, Glasgow
31 Jan.: `Dynamic viruses! Conformational changes and fusion mechanisms studied by cryoTEM and icosahedral virus reconstruction.'

PROFESSOR B.F.C. CLARK, Aarhus
7 Feb.: `The G-protein molecular switch and macromolecular mimicry in protein synthesis.'

PROFESSOR J.P. ARMITAGE
14 Feb.: `Who dares swims; the bacterial flagellar motor and its control by phosphoproteins.'

DR P. BULLOUGH
21 Feb.: `Light energy transduction probed by cryo-electron microscopy.'

DR K.R. ACHARYA, Bath
7 Mar.: `Structure and function of Angiogenin.'

PROFESSOR G.M. LATHROP
14 Mar.: to be announced.

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Department of Zoology: departmental research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture Theatre B, the Department of Zoology. Details of the 10 February lecture will be announced later.

DR S. MILLIGAN, King's College, London
27 Jan.: `Is reproduction affected by environmental oestrogens?'

PROFESSOR G.M. HEWITT, East Anglia
17 Feb.: `The ice ages and their genetic consequences.'

DR A. BRAND, Cambridge
24 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR J. BEDDINGTON, Imperial College
3 Mar.: to be announced.

DR G. MASON
10 Mar.: `Why do captive animals perform abnormal behaviour?

 

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: postgraduate lecture programme

The following lectures will be given at the times shown on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Eye Hospital.

Journal reviews will be held at 2.30 p.m. on 20 January (Mr James Talks) and 17 February (Dr Vaughan Tanner). Consultation clinics will be held at 2 p.m. on 3 February and 3 March.

Convener: A.J. Bron, MA, Clinical Professor and Margaret Ogilvie's Reader in Ophthalmology.

 

20 January

MR J. ELSTON
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

MR J. SALMON
4.15 p.m.: `Pigmentary glaucoma.'

MR P. WATSON, Cambridge
5.30 p.m.: `Posterior scleritis.'

 

27January

DR P. FRITH
2.30 p.m.: `Medical ophthalmology.'

MR J. ELSTON
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

MR S.A. VERNON, University Hospital, Nottingham
4.15 p.m.: `Microtrabeculectomy.'

MR G. BATES
5.30 p.m.: `Should the ENT surgeon be allowed within the orbit?'

 

3 February

MR A.T. MOORE, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
5.30 p.m.: `Genetic counselling in inherited eye disease.'

 

10 February

MS A. SMITH
2.30 p.m.: `Ocular movements and Hess charts.'

DR A. HILL
3.30 p.m.: `Low vision and its assessment.'

DR J. HARDING
4.15 p.m.: `Case-control studies of cataract.'

MISS S. HAGUE
5.30 p.m.: Title to be announced.

 

17 February

MR J. ELSTON
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology.'

MR J. SALMON
4.15 p.m.: `The surgical treatment of patients with risk factors for failure with traditional trabeculectomy.'

MR P. RIODEN-EVA, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
5.30 p.m.: `Advances in the management of optic nerve disease.'

 

24 February

MR J. ELSTON, DR B. MCDONALD, and DR P. ANSLOW
3.30 p.m.: `Neuro-ophthalmology, neuro-pathology, and neuro-radiology.'

DR P. MURRAY, Birmingham Eye Centre
5.30 p.m.: `Problems in diagnosis and management of anterior uveitis.'

3 March

MR M.D. SANDERS, St Thomas's Hospital, London
5.30 p.m.: `Optic nerve disease.'

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Oxford Immunology Group

PROFESSOR E. THORSBY, Institute of Transplantaion Immunology, Oslo, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 January, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Academic Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital. The meeting will be chaired by Professor Sir Peter Morris.

Subject: `Molecular basis of HLA associated diseases: lessons from coeliac disease.'

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Seminars in Epidemiology and Social Medicine

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College. Enquiries should be directed to Sue Ziebland (telephone: Oxford 319126), or Tim Lancaster (telephone: Oxford 319124).

T. BISHOP
21 Jan.: `The contribution of highly penetrant genes to breast cancer incidence.'

R. WILKINSON, Sussex
28 Jan.: `Unhealthy societies: the afflictions of inequality.'

C. FAIRBURN, S. WELCH, and H. DOLL
4 Feb.: `Risk factors for bulimia nervosa: community-based case-control study.'

D. ALTMAN, ICRF Medical Statistics Unit, Oxford
11 Feb.: `Developing reliable prognostic models.'

R. FOX
18 Feb.: `Experiment perilous: forty- five years of participant observation of patient oriented clinical research.'

S. GORE, Cambridge
25 Feb.: `More than happenstance: CJD in farmers and young adults.'

J. HOWIE, Edinburgh
4 Mar.: `Defining quality of care and evaluating delivery in general practice.'

C. DAVIS
11 Mar.: `Adjuvant tamoxifen in early breast cancer: how long should treatment continue? (the ATLAS trial).'

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Department of Psychiatry

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital.

Convener: G.M. Goodwin, BM, MA, Handley Professor of Psychiatry.

DAME F. CALDICOTT
28 Jan.: `The responsibilities of the consultant psychiatrist.'

PROFESSOR T. BARNES, Charing Cross Hospital
4 Feb.: `Acute and chronic akathisia.'

PROFESSOR G. HARRISON, Nottingham
11 Mar.: `Increased incidence of psychosis in some migrants—the puzzle of risks and causation.'

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Diabetes Research Laboratories: clinical endocrine and metabolic meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Committee Room, Green College. Details of the 22 January and 12 March meetings will be announced later.

MR D. GRAY
29 Jan.: `Islet cell transplantation.'

PROFESSOR P.J. GRANT, Leeds
5 Feb.: `Genetic and environmental determinants of coagulation and fibrinolysis in relation to insulin resistance and vascular disease.'

PROFESSOR M.E. LEAN, Glasgow
12 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR M.F. SCANLON, University of Wales College of Medicine
19 Feb.: `Aetiology and management of hyperprolactinaemia.'

DR M. RENNIE, Dundee
26 Feb.: `Protein turnover and its measurement in muscle, skins, bones, and other tissues.'

PROFESSOR N. CAMERON, Aberdeen
5 Mar.: `Relations of metabolic changes to oxidant stress and impaired nerve perfusion in the aetiology of diabetic neuropathy.'

PROFESSOR A. SINCLAIR, Birmingham
19 Mar.: `Cognitive dysfunction in adults with NIDDM.'

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Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

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

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

PROFESSOR J. WOLINSKY, Texas
31 Jan.: `Lessons from newer imaging approaches to multiple sclerosis.'

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

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

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: Principles of Immunology

The following lectures will be given at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, the John Radcliffe Hospital (level 6).

DR S. MARSHALL
21 Jan.: `Clinical immunology—I.'

DR J.M. AUSTYN
28 Jan.: `Antigen-presenting cells.'

DR J.M. AUSTYN
4 Feb.: `T cells.'

DR K.J. WOOD
11 Feb.: `Antigen receptors.'

DR S. MARSHALL
18 Feb.: `Clinical immunology—II.'

DR J.M. AUSTYN
25 Feb.: `B cells.'

DR J.M. AUSTYN
4 Mar.: `Cellular cytoxicity.'

DR S. MARSHALL
11 Mar.: `Clinical immunology—III.'

DR K.J. WOOD
18 Mar.: `Soluble effector mechanisms.'

DR S. MARSHALL
25 Mar.: `Clinical immunology—IV.'

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University Department of Cellular Science: Haematology Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Haematology Seminar Room, Level 4, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR K. BENDALL
21 Jan.: `Inheritance of mitochondrial mutations.'

A member of the Department of Haematology
28 Jan.: Case presentation.

DR R.E. MARCUS, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
4 Feb.: `Recent developments in stem cell transplantation.'

DR D. FLAVELL, Southampton General Hospital
11 Feb.: `Combination immunotoxin therapy of human leukaemia and lymphoma in pre- clinical SCID mice.'

DR L. TUSSEY
18 Feb.: `Proteoglycan forms of the CD44 molecule and dissemination of experimental lymphomas.'

DR P. EMERSON
25 Feb.: `Gentlemen and players!'

DR S. WATT
4 Mar.: `A tale of two receptors: the multi-functional CD66 molecules and CD164, an inhibitor of haemopoiesis.'

DR K. KNOX
11 Mar.: `Regulation of ICE-family cysteine protease activity and substrate cleavage during apoptosis in B lymphocytes.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Convener: H. Waldmann, BM, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Pathology.

DR P. SUGDEN, Imperial College
23 Jan.: `Mitogen-activated protein kinase cascades and their relevance to cardiac paraphysiology.'

DR P. GOLSTEIN, Centre d'immunologie de Marseille-Luminy, France
6 Feb.: `Cell death and evolution.' (Norman Heatley Lecture, in association with the Oxford Immunology Group)

PROFESSOR T. WILLIAMS, Imperial College
13 Feb.: `Eotaxin: the discovery of a selective eosinophil chemical attractant with potential importance in asthma and allergy.'

DR D. WIGLEY
20 Feb.: `Sealing nicks and capping ends: the crystal structures of DNA ligase and RNA capping enzyme.'

M. KOSCO-VILBOIS, Geneval Biomedical Research Institute, Glaxo-Wellcome R. & D.
27 Feb.: `How TNF, LTalpha, IL-6, OBF-1, and Bcl-3 relate to germinal centre responses.'

DR D. SIMMONS
6 Mar.: `Molecular analysis of leukocyte endothelial interactions.'

DR W.H. COLLEDGE, Cambridge
13 Mar.: `Animal models and gene therapy for cystic fibrosis.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Algebra Seminar

The seminar in Hilary Term is dedicated to Professor Graham Higman, Waynflete Professor of Pure Mathematics 1960–84, in honour of his eightieth birthday.

Lectures will be given on Tuesdays in the Mathematical Institute. The first meeting on 21 January will be held at 3 p.m.; the second meeting on that day, and all subsequent meetings, will be held at 5 p.m.

Convener: M.J. Collins, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics.

PROFESSOR J.L. ALPERIN, Chicago
21 Jan., 3 p.m.: `p-groups; old problems and new methods.'

PROFESSOR J.I. HALL, Michigan State
21 Jan., 5 p.m.: `Classifying locally finite simple groups.'

PROFESSOR K.W. GRUENBERG, Queen Mary and Westfield College
28 Jan.: `Genus and localisation in group theory.'

PROFESSOR P.J. CAMERON, Queen Mary and Westfield College
4 Feb.: `The random graph and some of its relations.'

DR P.M. NEUMANN
11 Feb.: `Derangements and eigenvalue-free matrices over finite fields.'

DR E.A. SCOTT, Royal Holloway and Bedford New College
18 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR M.R. VAUGHAN-LEE
25 Feb.: `Lie relators in varieties of groups.'

PROFESSOR J.A. GREEN
4 Mar.: `The Hall–Higman theorem.'

PROFESSOR C.W. CURTIS, Oregon
11 Mar.: `Asymptotic properties of representations of finite reductive groups.'

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Department of Statistics: probability and statistics seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics.

Convener: P. Clifford, MA, Reader in Mathematical Statistics.

PROFESSOR W.S. KENDALL, Warwick
23 Jan.: `Perfect simulation for point processes.'

DR C.O. ALEXANDER, Sussex
30 Jan.: `Some recent advances in time series analysis.'

PROFESSOR A. WALDEN, Imperial College
6 Feb.: `Spectrum estimation by wavelet thresholding of multitaper spectrum estimates.'

DR M. MOEHLE
13 Feb.: `Robustness results for the coalescent.'

DR J. WHITTAKER, Lancaster
20 Feb.: `Residual analysis for multi- variate graphical models.'

PROFESSOR E. GEORGE, Texas
27 Feb.: `Empirical Bayes variable selection.'

DR E.B. MARTIN, Newcastle
6 Mar.: `Neural networks—another tool in the toolbox.'

DR C.D. PAYNE
13 Mar.: `Election night forecasting, 1974–92.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

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

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

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Commonwealth History Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty Building. DR C. NEWBURY
24 Jan.: `Patrons, clients, and empire: unfashionable thoughts on the diffusion of power.'

PROFESSOR M.H. PORT, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
31 Jan.: `Imperial London.'

DR N. ZAHEDIEH, Edinburgh
7 Feb.: ` "The Wickedest City in the World": Port Royal, commercial hub of the seventeenth-century English Caribbean.'

DR N. GOOPTU
14 Feb.: `North Indian towns in the late colonial period: social change and politics of the poor.'

DR R. BICKERS, Cambridge
21 Feb.: `Shanghai: the "Model Settlement".'

MISS K. MCKENZIE
28 Feb.: `Urban space and social relations: the reconstruction of early nineteenth- century Cape Town and its colonial middle class.'

J. WILSON and M. Hickford
7 Mar.: PRS presentations.

MS C. JANGBAHADOOR and C. Mark
14 Mar.: PRS presentations.

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Seminar on later medieval France

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: P.S. Lewis, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

DR M.K. JONES, London
21 Jan.: `The battle of Verneuil (17 August 1424): a second Agincourt?'

M.J. PAVIOT, Paris
28 Jan.: `The idea of crusade in late medieval France (from Charles VI to Charles VIII).'

DR C. REYNOLDS, London
4 Feb.: `Painters as designers for other media in France and the Southern Netherlands in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.'

C.D. TAYLOR
11 Feb.: `French diplomatic and polemical views of the Lancastrian succession, and their influence upon Sir John Fortescue.'

M. ATKINS
18 Feb.: `Family matters: the personal cartulary of Henry of Mortagne, Lord of Spiere (c. 1360–1414).'

PROFESSOR M.C.E. JONES, Nottingham
25 Feb.: `Small-town life in medieval Burgundy: recent work on Cluny.'

MISS S. SAYGIN
4 Mar.: `Building the family fortune: the background of the activity of Zanone di Castiglione, bishop of Bayeux, as cultural mediator.'

DR G. SMALL, Glasgow
11 Mar.: `Of Burgundian kings, dukes, counts, and saints.'

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Germany between vision and reality: new insights into Hitler's course from hubris to destruction

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College (70 Woodstock Road).

Conveners: Professor H. Mommsen (Dr.phil. Tübingen), Stifterverband Visiting Fellow, St Antony's College, and A.J. Nicholls, B.Phil., MA, Special (non-CUF) Lecturer in Modern History.

W. SCHIEDER, Cologne
24 Jan.: `The Weimar conservatives and the model of Mussolini's Fascist state.'

B. HAMANN, Vienna
31 Jan.: `Hitler and Vienna: the truth about the formative years.'

B. WEISBROD, Göttingen
7 Feb.: `Violence and sacrifice as a legacy of Weimar political culture.'

N. FREI, Bochum
14 Feb.: `People's community and war: Hitler's popular support.'

C. BUCHHEIM, Mannheim
21 Feb.: `The Nazi-Boom: an economic cul-de-sac.'

U. HERBERT, Freiburg
28 Feb.: `Anti-Semitism and the Holocaust: mental and ideological conditions for the murder of the Jews.'

G. ALY, Berlin
7 Mar.: `The Holocaust and German settlement in the East: the context of racial reshaping.'

PROFESSOR MOMMSEN
14 Mar.: `The Indian summer and the collapse of the Third Reich: the last act.'

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Seminar in Medieval History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Modern History, and J.R.L. Maddicott, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

PROFESSOR C. RICHMOND, Keele
20 Jan.: `Patronage and polemic: fifteenth-century English politics.'

J. WHITEHEAD
27 Jan.: `Richard Flemyng: a portrait of a fifteenth-century bishop.'

PROFESSOR W. DAVIES, University College, London
3 Feb.: `Working at ground level: nobles, settlement and land use in late medieval Brittany.'

E. JOHNSTON
10 Feb.: `Community and narrative in ninth- and tenth-century Ireland.'

DR R. ARCHER
17 Feb.: `A woman of property: Alice Chaucer and her land.'

C. BEITING
24 Feb.: `The idea of limbo in the Middle Ages.'

C. APPEL
3 Mar.: `Twelfth-century approaches to the reform of the priesthood.'

PROFESSOR V. FLINT, Hull
10 Mar.: `Space and punishment in early medieval monasticism.'

 

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MODERN HISTORY, MODERN LANGUAGES

European Humanities Research Centre

Seminar on the history of the book

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.G. Lewis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History, and I.W.F. Maclean, MA, D.Phil., Professor of French.

 

PROFESSOR MACLEAN
24 Jan.: `The trade in learned books, 1570–1630.'

DR LEWIS
31 Jan.: `Book illustration in early modern France.'

DR J. RAVEN
7 Feb.: `Mapping the London trade in the eighteenth century.'

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON
14 Feb.: `The literary revolution of 1789.'

PROFESSOR R.J.W. EVANS
21 Feb.: `Books and readers in eighteenth-century Hungary.'

DR S. KUSUKAWA, Cambridge
28 Feb.: `University libraries: the case of Wittenberg.'

S. MANDELBROTE
7 Mar.: `Scholars' libraries: Evelyn, Locke, Newton.'

A. HOPE
14 Mar.: `Censoring the book trade under Cardinal Wolsey.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MUSIC

DR ROSALYN TURECK, Honorary Fellow, St Hilda's College, will give a series of lectures/master-classes on the piano and harpsichord on Tuesdays, 2–4 p.m., in the Rehearsal Hall, the Music Faculty. The classes will take place from first to second weeks and from fifth to eighth weeks.

The participants will be students reading Music. Members of the University may attend free of charge.

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar on Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies.

DR T. RAJAK, Reading
21 Jan.: `Josephus as political thinker.'

DR E. HABAS, Ben Gurion University
28 Jan.: `The Stobi inscription.'

PROFESSOR J. SCOTT, Trinity Western University
4 Feb.: `The self-understanding of Diaspora Jews in the Graeco-Roman period.'

PROFESOR A. SEGAL, Haifa
11 Feb.: `Urban landscapes in Roman Palestine, Syria, and provincial Arabia.'

PROFESSOR Z. SAFRAI, Bar-Ilan University
25 Feb.: `The rabbinic sources as a historical source (a response to Professor J. Neusner).'

PROFESSOR A. KLONER, Bar-Ilan University
4 Mar.: `Burial customs in Jerusalem and Judaea during the Second Temple period.'

PROFESSOR GOODMAN
11 Mar.: `Jewish history and Roman history: changing methods and preoccupations.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures

Protein folding problems with solutions

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

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

28 Jan.: `Exploring the protein folding energy landscape: an overview.'

30 Jan.: `Kinetics of protein folding: simple theories and simulations of minimalist models.'

4 Feb.: `Kinetics of protein folding: the physics of correlated energy landscapes.'

6 Feb.: `Connecting theory and experiment: funnels, foldons, and (many) phase transitions.'

11 Feb.: `Folding evolution and combinatorial chemistry.'

13 Feb.: `Decoding energy landscapes: the prediction of protein structure from sequence.'

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Materials Modelling Laboratory Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 7, the Engineering and Technology Building.

Conveners: D.G. Pettifor, MA, Isaac Wolfson Professor of Metallurgy, and A.P. Sutton, MA, M.Sc., University Lecturer in Materials Science.

DR M. BLENCOWE, Imperial College
24 Jan.: `Using non-equilibrium phonons to probe quantum wires.'

DR D.A. HILLS
31 Jan.: `Solution of problems by distributed locations.'

DR P.D. WARREN, Leeds
7 Feb.: `Modelling of surface damage in brittle materials.'

DR A.J. WILKINSON
14 Feb.: `Modelling fatigue crack growth.'

DR P.R. BRIDDON, Newcastle
21 Feb.: `Transition metal ions in silicon.'

DR P. SMITH, Surrey
28 Feb.: `Initiation and propagation of matrix cracks in composite laminates.'

DR P. BUCKLEY
7 Mar.: `Physically based constitutive modelling of amorphous polymers near the glass transition.' (Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

SIR PETER HIRSCH
14 Mar.: `Dislocations and metal plasticity' (discussion meeting, in association with OCIAM).

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Dyson Perrins Laboratory: colloquia

The following meetings will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre, unless otherwise indicated.

PROFESSOR JIM-MIN FANG, National Taiwan University
16 Jan.: `Enantioselective synthesis of natural products using chemical and enzymatic methods: tertiary alcohols, [gamma]-lactones, and pyrrolizidine alkaloids.'

PROFESSOR S.M. ROBERTS, Liverpool
23 Jan.: `Asymmetric synthesis of biologically active compounds using natural and non- natural biocatalysts.'

DR A. ARMSTRONG, Nottingham
30 Jan.: `Alkene oxidation and natural product synthesis.'

PROFESSOR P. HODGE, University of Manchester
6 Feb.: `Some macromolecules of novel topology.'

PROFESSOR J.M.J. WILLIAMS, Bath
13 Feb.: `New approaches to asymmetric synthesis.'

PROFESSOR W.B. MOTHERWELL, University College, London
20 Feb.: `Some recent problems and progress from a curious organic chemist.'

PROFESSOR E.J. THOMAS, University of Manchester
27 Feb.: `Aspects of stereoselective synthesis.'

PROFESSOR A. JUTAND, Ecole Normale Supérieure
Fri. 28 Feb., 2.15 p.m., NCL: `Mechanisms of palladium catalysed reactions.'

PROFESSOR M.A. MCKERVEY, Belfast
6 Mar.: `Synthesis and applications of chemically modified calixarenes.'

PROFESSR A.H. HOVEYDA, Boston College
Mon. 10 Mar.: `Asymmetric catalysis in carbon–carbon bond synthesis.'

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Department of Materials: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays, unless otherwise stated, in the Lecture Theatre, the Hume–Rothery Building.

Conveners: P.R. Wilshaw, MA, D.Phil., Research Fellow, Department of Materials, and G.A.D. Briggs, MA, Reader in Materials Science.

DR J. YEOMANS, Surrey
23 Jan.: `The use of confocal scanning laser microscopy in erosive wear studies of ceramics and ceramic matrix composites.'

DR A. DONALD, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Custard and fruit pastilles—the polymer physics of food.'(Interdepartmental Polymer Seminar)

PROFESSOR M. BOWKER, Reading
6 Feb.: `Seeing the active site in catalysis; STM and molecular beam studies of surface reactions.' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

PROFESSOR D. BONNELL, Pennsylvania
13 Feb.: `Scale dependent mechanical and electrical properties at bimaterial interfaces.'

PROFESSOR D. DUNSTAN, Queen Mary College, London
20 Feb.: `Semiconductors as a model system for materials science.'

DR U. DUERIG, IBM, Zurich
27 Feb.: `Adhesion and contacts on the nanometer scale: what is different from the macroscopic world?' (Interdepartmental Condensed Matter Seminar)

DR B. EYRE, UKAEA, Harwell
Fri. 7 Mar.: `Power generation in the twenty-first century and the challenge for materials.'

PROFESSOR A. CULLIS, Sheffield
13 Mar.: `Morphological instabilities during semiconductor epilayer growth.'

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Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre.

Convener: D. Sherrington, MA, Wykeham Professor of Physics.

PROFESSOR P. COLEMAN, Rutgers
24 Jan.: `New questions posed by recent experiments on non-Fermi liquids.'

PROFESSOR J. CARDY
7 Feb.: `Random fields and random bonds in Ising and Potts ferromagnets.'

DR A. EKERT
21 Feb.: `Quantum computing: from theory to experiment.'

PROFESSOR C.J. ISHAM, Imperial College
7 Mar.: `The internal logic of the consistent-histories approach to quantum theory.'

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Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Main Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. With the exception of the meeting to be held on Thursday, 27 February, they will take place on Mondays.

Convener: M.L.H. Green, MA, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry.

DR N. NORMAN, Bristol
20 Jan.: `Diborane(4) compounds: synthesis, structure, and reactivity.'

PROFESSOR G. CHRISTOU, Indiana
27 Jan.: `A molecular approach to nanoscale magnetic materials: high-spin metal clusters and single-molecule magnets.'

DR J.P. ATTFIELD, Cambridge
3 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR P.F. KNOWLES, Leeds
10 Feb.: `Copper, a versatile cofactor in oxidative enzymes.'

DR P.D. BATTLE
17 Feb.: `Recent developments in oxide chemistry.'

DR P.G. EDWARDS, Cardiff
24 Feb.: `From acyclic to macrocyclic triphosphines: co-ordination control in transition metal complexes.'

PROFESSOR D.W.H. RANKIN, Edinburgh
27 Feb.: `Structural chemistry—a house or a pile of bricks?' (Special seminar: Royal Society of Chemistry Tilden Lecture)

PROFESSOR T.J. MARKS, Northwestern
3 Mar.: `Bridges between heterogeneous and homogeneous catalysis. The case of olefin polymerisation.' (Special seminar: Royal Society of Chemistry Centenary Lecture)

PROFESSOR P.G. BRUCE, St Andrews
10 Mar.: `Solids with mobile ions: can chemists be interesting and useful?'

PROFESSOR H. SCHNÖCKEL, Karlsruhe
17 Mar.: `From diatomic molecules to clusters: preparation, structure, and reactivity of subvalent aluminium and gallium compounds.' (Special seminar)

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the New Chemistry Laboratory. Details of the 10 March seminar will be announced later.

Convener: M.S. Child, MA, Coulson Professor of Theoretical Chemistry.

DR P.M.W. GILL, Cambridge
20 Jan.: `Recent advances in density functional theory.'

DR P.J.D. LINDAN, Daresbury
27 Jan.: `Oxide surface: first principles simulation of reconstructions and reactions.'

DR D.J. OSGUTHORPE, Bath
3 Feb.: `Selectional enhancement molecular dynamics—amplification of conformational motion of peptides and proteins.'

DR J. GALE, Imperial College
10 Feb.: `Molecules in microporous materials from first principles.'

DR R.J. JOHNSTON, Birmingham
17 Feb.: `Towards global potentials for simulating materials.'

DR S.K. GRAY, Argonne National Laboratory
24 Feb.: `Quantum dynamics of chemical reactions: case studies of total angular momentum effects in unimolecular reactions.'

G. GARCIA DE POLAVIEJA
3 Mar.: `Quantum–classical correspondence: instability and geometric phase.'

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Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements have to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specifically to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

DR H.K. ROSCOE, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge
23 Jan.: `Ozone measurements in Antarctica in winter show early ozone depletion, increased descent and weak mixing with the vortex.'

DR S. GRAY
30 Jan.: `Dynamics of hurricanes.'

DR P.G. IRWIN
6 Feb.: `The atmosphere of Jupiter: preliminary findings from the Galileo Near Infrared Mapping Spectrometer.'

DR S. ROSIER, Reading
13 Feb.: `Winter 1991–2 in the northern stratosphere: observations and modelling.'

DR P.W. FRANCIS, Open University
20 Feb.: `Remote sensing of volcanic plumes, clouds, and gases.'

DR T. DESHLER, Wyoming
27 Feb.: `Balloon borne stratospheric aerosol measurements in the mid-latitudes and polar regions of both hemispheres.'

DR S. SIMPSON
6 Mar.: `Trace detection in the parts per trillion range of atmospheric constituents.'

DR K. LAW, Cambridge
13 Mar.: `Use of atmospheric data to validate tropospheric chemistry transport models.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Convener: J.C. Ellory, MA, Professor in Human Physiology.

PROFESSOR B. GÄHWILER, Zurich
22 Jan.: `Synaptic plasticity between pairs of hippocampal neurons.' (McDonnell--Pew Seminar)

DR H. DREXLER, Hanover
29 Jan.: `Clinical importance of nitric oxide in cardiovascular disease.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR R. BADDELEY
5 Feb.: `The distribution of firing rates in cells in cat V1 and macaque IT when exposed to natural scenes: implications for neural representations.' (McDonnell--Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR R. FRACKOWIAK, Institute of Neurology, London
12 Feb.: `Mapping functional recovery in man.' (McDonnell--Pew Seminar)

DR P. SCHEID, Ruhr
19 Feb.: `Central chemosensitivity of respiration.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR M. FITZGERALD, University College, London
26 Feb.: `Development of pain mechanisms in the spinal cord: a short- and long-term view.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

PROFESSOR G. SHARP, Sheffield
5 Mar.: `How important is a rise in [Ca++]i in stimulus-secretion coupling in the pancreatic beta cell?' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR A. PAREKH
12 Mar.: `Molecular mechanisms that regulate the calcium current Icrac.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

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Department of Human Anatomy

The following research seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy.

Convener: H.M. Charlton, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Neuroendocrinology and Acting Head of Department.

PROFESSOR B. ANDERTON, Institute of Psychiatry, London
24 Jan.: `Molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration in Alzheimer's disease.'

DR A. SCHOLEY, Northumbria
31 Jan.: `Fuel for thought—the impact of oxygen administration on cognitive function in humans.'

DR A. JAMES, Dulwich Hospital, London
7 Feb.: `Myocardial endothelin receptors.'

PROFESSOR A. COPP, Institute of Child Health, London
14 Feb.: `Neural tube defects—embryonic mechanisms for their prevention.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR T. NEWMAN, University College, London
21 Feb.: `Exocytosis, lies, and videotape: ANP secretion and release from eosinophils and goblet cells.'

DR Z. MOLNAR
28 Feb.: `Ontogeny and phylogeny of thalamocortical interactions.'

DR A. PINI, St Thomas's Hospital, London
7 Mar.: `Axon guidance by diffusible inhibitors.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR A. GRAHAM, Guy's Hospital, London
14 Mar.: `Multiple roles for the bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) in vertebrate head development.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

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PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES

Department of Experimental Psychology: seminars

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology. They will take place at 4.30 p.m., with the exception of the first meeting on 11 March, which will be held at 3 p.m.

Conveners: S.D. Iversen, MA, Professor of Psychology, and P.E. Bryant, MA, Watts Professor of Psychology.

PROFESSOR M.M. VIHMAN, Wales
21 Jan.: `Prosodic development in relation to perception and production.'

PROFESSOR R. BROWN, Kent
28 Jan.: `Automatic cognitive processes underlying prejudice: challenging the inevitability thesis.'

DR H. MOSS, Glasgow
11 Feb.: `Spotted zebras and sea-horses with hearing aids; category-structure and semantic impairments.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR E. LIEVEN, University of Manchester
18 Feb.: `Comparing accounts of early grammatical development: a data-driven approach.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR A. STEPTOE, St George's Hospital Medical School
25 Feb.: `Physical activity and emotional well-being.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

DR E. GEVA, Toronto
11 Mar., 3 p.m.: `The development of word recognition and reading efficiency in children learning to read concurrently in two languages.' (McDonnell–Pew Seminar)

PROFESSOR E. FERREIRO, Mexico
11 Mar., 4.30 p.m.: `What is the meaning of studying children's theories about the writing system?'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Senior Research Seminar in American Politics

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

Conveners: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American Government, and colleagues.

PROFESSOR D.S. KING
28 Jan.: `A strong or a weak state? The Federal Government working on race.'

PROFESSOR J.R. POLE
11 Feb.: `The principle of free speech in Britain and the United States.'

PROFESSOR A.W. WARE
25 Feb.: `Party control of political reform in the US, 1880–1915: the case of the Australian ballot.'

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The American political world, 1997

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Nuffield College.

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

PROFESSOR SHAFER
Tue. 21 Jan., Large Lecture Room: `The two majorities and the puzzle of modern American politics.' (with videos)

W. MARSDEN, Director, Americas Command, the Foreign Office
Tue. 4 Feb., Clay Room: `The evolution of transatlantic relations: what can be next?'

N. OXMAN, President, Campaign Group, Inc.
Tue. 18 Feb., Large Lecture Room: `Air wars: campaign advertising on television in the American elections of 1996.' (with videos)

Thur. 20 Feb., Clay Room: `Air wars: the production of campaign adverts in American electoral politics.' (with videos)

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New directions in the study of Africa

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Senior Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor Ranger, Patricia Daley, and Rafu Mustafa.

R. FOX, Pennsylvania
23 Jan.: `New directions in the study of NGOs. Doctors without boundaries.'

PROFESSOR RANGER
30 Jan.: `New approaches to African landscape.'

D. PARKIN
6 Feb.: `Revival or reinvention? The articulation of Indian Ocean links as seen from Zanzibar.'

G. BANBURU, Geneva
13 Feb.: to be announced.

G. ASEWAJU, Edinburgh
20 Feb.: `Boundaries and regional integration. The European Union and ECOWAS in comparative perspective.'

O. IGWARA
27 Feb.: `New approaches to ethnicity in Africa: a critique.'

T. FORREST
6 Mar.: `The return of Asians to Uganda.'

J. GUY, Durban
13 Mar.: `History in the new South Africa.'

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African Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in 66 Woodstock Road (St Antony's College).

Convener: Professor Ranger.

A. KING
21 Jan.: report on his research on white politics in Southern Rhodesia.

P. ALEXANDER
28 Jan.: report on his research on mine labour in South Africa.

R. FOX, Pennsylvania
4 Feb.: `Rebellion in Eastern Zaire in the 1960s.'

J. POWLES
11 Feb.: `Tales from the past in Maheba refugee settlement, north-western Zambia.'

W. CAVENDISH, CSAE
18 Feb.: to be announced.

J. ALEXANDER
25 Feb.: `Reconstructing ZIPRA's war in northern Matabeleland.'

N. OERMANN
4 Mar.: `The Rhenish Mission and mixed marriages in South-West Africa.'

PROFESSOR RANGER
11 Mar.: `Life in the thickets. A history of people and game in the Shangani Reserve, Matabeleland North.'

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Religion and Social Change Seminar: enthusiastic religion and the state

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Mission Studies, Church of St Philip and St James, Woodstock Road.

Conveners: Paul Freston, Susan Hawley, and Professor Ranger.

D. LOPEZ, Peru
22 Jan.: `Between state repression and the Shining Path. Evangelicals and human rights in Peru.'

MR FRESTON
29 Jan.: `Charismatics, culture, and the state in Latin America.'

P. KALILOMBE
5 Feb.: `African churches in Britain.'

B. JOHNSON, Canada
12 Feb.: `World vision in Africa. A Christian NGO and development ideology.'

D. MAXWELL, Keele
19 Feb.: `Apostles and Apostolics. Rethinking Christian independency in Southern Africa.'

C. AMERDING, Austria
26 Feb.: `The Judges as charismatic leaders. The spirit and the state in early Israel.'

R. MARSHALL, SOAS
5 Mar.: `Pentecostals, the media, and the state in Nigeria.'

G. HARGREAVES
12 Mar.: `Pentecostal millenarianism and the European Community.'

J.-D. PLÜSS, Switzerland
19 Mar.: `European pentecostalism. "Shareholder value" in economy and popular theology.'

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Religion and social change in Africa

Professor Ranger will deliver the following lectures at 11 a.m. on Mondays in 66 Woodstock Road (St Antony's College).

20 Jan.: `Theories of the relation of religion and society in Africa.'

27 Jan.: `Regional cults.'

3 Feb.: `Cults of communication.'

10 Feb.: `Religion and diaspora.'

17 Feb.: `Witchcraft belief in the microcosm and macrocosm.'

24 Feb., 3 Mar.: `The debate about missionary evangelisation.'

10 Mar.: `Prophetism in nineteenth-century Africa.'

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INTERDEPARTMENTAL GRADUATE LECTURES IN SCIENCE

The new microscopies—from molecules to man

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

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

 


Week 1: the renaissance in optical microscopy

DR DAVID SHOTTON, Lecturer in Zoology.

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


Week 2: acoustic microscopy

DR OLEG KOLOSOV, EPSRC Advanced Fellow.

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


Week 3: electron microscopy

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

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


Week 4: the atom probe field ion microscope

DR ALFRED CEREZO, Lecturer in Materials.

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


Week 5: scanning tunnelling microscopy

DR ANDREW BRIGGS, Reader in Materials Science.

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


Week 6: biomolecular scanning probe microscopy

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

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


Week 7: scanning electrochemical microscopy

PROFESSOR ALLEN HILL, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry.

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

Magnetic resonance imaging

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

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


Week 8: imaging thought

DR PAUL MATTHEWS, Clinical Research Reader in Neurology.

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

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BYZANTINE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in St Giles' House, 16 St Giles' (St John's College).

Conveners: E.M. Jeffreys, B.Litt., MA, Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Languages and Literature, J.D. Howard-Johnston, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Studies, and M. Mango, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Archaeology and Art.

PROFESSOR J. HERRIN, King's College, London
24 Jan.: `Reproduction by riddle: the transmission of Fermat's last theorem through Byzantine after-dinner entertainment.'

DR C. LIGHTFOOT, Durham
31 Jan.: `Excavations at Amorium: summer 1996.'

PROFESSOR C. MANGO
7 Feb.: `The epigrams of the Leo Bible (Vat. Reg. gr. 1).'

PROFESSOR A. CAMERON
14 Feb.: `The Mandylion of Edessa and Byzantine iconoclasm.'

PROFESSOR H. SARADI, Guelph, Ontario
21 Feb.: `The ekphrasis of the Byzantine city: conformity to rhetorical theory and originality (tenth to fifteenth centuries).'

DR J.A.J. RABY
28 Feb.: `Tabernacle and Temple: some Jewish influences in Byzantium and Islam.'

DR G. FOWDEN, Athens
7 Mar.: `Sarah's victory: images of Arab Islam from Qusayr Amra.'

DR S. TOUGHER, Belfast
14 Mar.: `Whose baby? Leo VI, Basil I, and Michael III.'

 

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Modern architecture in Oxford

The following lectures will be held at 8.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in Rewley House. The admission charge is £4.50 per lecture, or £20 for the series of five lectures. Further information may be obtained from the Course Assistant for Historic Conservation, OUDCE, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA (telephone: (2)70368).

 

SIR PHILIP DOWSON, President, Royal Academy of Arts
28 Jan.: `A room of your own.'

SIR PHILIP POWELL, partner, Powell and Moya
4 Feb.: `New and grafting new onto old.'

R. MACCORMAC, partner, MacCormac, Jamieson, Prichard
11 Feb.: to be announced.

R. BURTON, founding partner, Ahrends, Burton and Koralek
18 Feb.: `Ahrends, Burton and Koralek in Oxford.'

R. ADAM, director, Robert Adam Architects; architect for the proposed extension to the Ashmolean Museum
4 Mar.: `Living with C.R. Cockerell: extensions to the Ashmolean Museum.'

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ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE UNIT

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the School of Geography.

Further information may be obtained from Martin Price, the ECU (telephone: Oxford (2)81182).

SIR CRISPIN TICKELL
20 Jan.: `Greenery and governance.'

PROFESSOR S. BUCK, North Carolina
27 Jan.: `How the Constitution has shaped American environmental policy.'

DR J. BURGESS, York
3 Feb.: `The economics of tropical forest land use options.'

DR K. RAWLES, Lancaster
10 Feb.: `Ethics and elephants.'

DR J. WILLIAMS, Natural Resources Institute
17 Feb.: `Managing environmental change in developing countries: information, decisions, and intervention.'

PROFESSOR C. CURTIS, University of Manchester
24 Feb.: `Radioactive waste: to dispose or not to dispose?'

DR H. GOODWIN, Kent
3 Mar.: `What potential does ecotourism have for conserving biodiversity?'

DR D. ROGERS and Dr W. Wint
10 Mar.: `Identifying tsetse control areas in Africa.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The following lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the common room of the centre, Yarnton Manor.

PROFESSOR E. SHAPIRO, Seton Hall University
22 Jan.: ` "Waiting for Righty"?: the political behaviour of American Jews.'

PROFESSOR E. TOV, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
29 Jan.: `Scribal practices reflected in the Dead Sea Scrolls.'

PROFESSOR M. ALTSHULER, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
5 Feb.: `Demographic and sociological profile of Soviet Jewry on the eve of the Holocaust.'

PROFESSOR K. STEIN, Emory University, Atlanta
12 Feb.: `Kissinger and after: US diplomacy in the Middle East since the 1970s.'

A. AMIR, Tel Aviv; Visiting Hebrew Writer Fellow
19 Feb.: `The Villains: report on work in progress.'

THE REVD DR CHARLES BROCK
26 Feb.: `Martin Luther King Jr. and Ronald Reagan on the Exodus tradition.'

RABBI DR SIDNEY BRICHTO
5 Mar.: `The invention of God.'

DR D. LIPTON
12 Mar.: `Impotence, omnipotence, and the woman's lot in Esther.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES AND THE EUROPEAN STUDIES CENTRE, ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Modern European Jewish History Seminar

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

Convener: Dr D. Rechter.

DR R. ROBERTSON
23 Jan.: `The nineteenth-century German image of the feminised Jew: from Kant to Weininger.'

G.S. PAULSSON, Leicester
30 Jan.: `Evading the Holocaust: the Jewish fugitives of Warsaw, 1940–5.'

PROFESSOR H. MOMMSEN, Bochum
6 Feb.: `The Germans and the Holocaust: the problem of collective responsibility.'

D. STONE
13 Feb.: `On the historicisation of the Holocaust and Nazism.'

PROFESSOR L. LANGER, Simmons College, Boston
20 Feb.: `Interpreting Holocaust testimonies.'

DR M. LEVENE, Warwick
27 Feb.: `Going against the grain: two Jewish memoirs of war and anti-war, 1914–18.'

PROFESSOR E. TIMMS, Sussex
6 Mar.: ` "The Paper Ghetto"? Karl Kraus and anti-Semitism.'

PROFESSOR A. RODRIGUE, Stanford
13 Mar.: `The making of modern Jewish historiography: Léon Halévy and his Résumé de l'Histoire des Juifs (1828).'

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LATIN AMERICAN CENTRE

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Latin American Centre.

PROFESSOR PEDRO CASTRO MARTINEZ
24 Jan.: `Adolfo de la Huerta: "figura negra de la revolucion".'

DR E. AMANN
31 Jan.: `Liberalisation policies and the competitiveness of Brazilian industry.'

D. MALONE
7 Feb.: `The international community and Haiti: 1990–6.'

PROFESSOR P. FLYNN, Glasgow
14 Jan.: `Brazil: Fernando Henrique Cardoso and legacy of Vargas.'

DR JAVIER SANTISO, Paris
21 Feb.: `Democratisation processes in Latin America: the temporal dimensions.'

DR N. STEPAN, Wellcome Institute
28 Feb.: `Tropical spaces, tropical bodies, tropical diseases: alternative histories, Brazilian identity.'

DR D. BROWNING
7 Mar.: `Nicaragua: perceptions and priorities, 1990–6.'

PROFESSOR A. STEPAN
14 Mar.: `Democratic theory and federalism: the implications for Brazil.'

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NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

Conveners: A. Waswo, MA, Nissan Lecturer in Modern Japanese History, and R.J. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Japan.

DR P. KORNICKI, Cambridge
24 Jan.: `Napoleon or East Asia? Russian ambitions in the East and shipwrecked Japanese sailors in Russia.'

D. POWERS, Japanese TV Service, BBC
31 Jan.: `Japanese broadcasting at a cross-roads.'

PROFESSOR J. HENDRY, Oxford Brookes
7 Feb.: `Japan's international theme parks: gardens, follies, or ethnographic displays.'

DR C. ALDOUS, St Alfred's College, Winchester
14 Feb.: `The limits of reform: policing the underworld in occupied Japan.'

DR C. ROSE, Leeds
21 Feb.: `Assertive nationalism in China and Japan in the 1980s and 1990s: the threat to Sino- Japanese relations.'

PROFESSOR KIYOSHI NAKAMURA, Waseda
28 Feb.: `JR, NTT, and NHK: privatisation and regulatory reform of Japan's public sectors.'

MS T. CARROLL, Stirling
7 Mar.: `Japanese language policy in the 1980s and 1990s: from script to speech.'

PROFESSOR R. DORE, LSE
14 Mar.: `The deregulation debate in Japan and Britain.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Seminar in Contemporary South Asia

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Barbara Harriss-White and Dr Nandini Gooptu.

B. PUROHIT, Jaipur Institute of Development Studies
23 Jan.: `Structural adjustment and the health care sector in India.'

R. RAJAN, Cornell
30 Jan.: `Toxic politics: risk, vulnerability, and environmental justice: the case of Bhopal Gas.'

J. SPENCER, Edinburgh
6 Feb.: `Culture and transculture: problems in analysing the political consequences of colonialism?'

S.S. JODHKA, Hyderabad
13 Feb.: `Social anthropology and the Indian village.'

J. HEYER
20 Feb.: `Agricultural labourers in Coimbatore villages: 1981–2 and 1996.'

C. CONNAL
27 Feb.: `The Bandit Queen, Kali and Phoolan Devi.'

S. AGNIHOTRI, East Anglia
6 Mar.: `Unpacking the juvenile sex ratios in India.'

J. BANAJI
13 Mar.: `Liberalisation and the dilemmas of Indian business: the issue of corporate governance.'

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Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gender and culture—identity and crisis

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. For further information, telephone Oxford (2)73644.

Conveners: Cecillie Swaisland and Dr Camillia El-Solh.

DR T. DRAGADZE, Centre for Caucasian and Central Asian Studies
23 Jan.: `Violence by women in war situations.'

K. CHALKEA
30 Jan.: `Gender, hierarchy, and development in a Sarakatsani nomad pastoralist community of Epirus, Greece.'

H. BELL
6 Feb.: `Midwifery and female circumcision in the inter-war Anglo-Egyptian Sudan.'

G. SOMJEE, Simon Fraser
13 Feb.: `Indian women: their growing participation in social and economic opportunities.'

DR K. AWOSIKA, Centre for Law, Women, and Development, Lagos
20 Feb.: `Violence against women in the Nigerian family.'

DR M. MUGFORD, East Anglia
27 Feb.: `Measuring and comparing costs of ante-natal care in five countries: South Africa, Argentina, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Thailand.'

C. SWEETMAN, Oxfam
6 Mar.: `Renegotiating gender relationships in Lesotho's ex-migrants' families.'

DR J. OPENSHAW, Cambridge
13 Mar.: `Extolling women? Attitudes of male Bengali "Bauls" .'

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Refugee Studies Programme

Further information on all courses and meetings can be obtained from the Education Unit, the Refugee Studies Programme, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (telephone: Oxford (2)70723, fax: (2)70721, e- mail: rspedu@ermine.ox.ac.uk, Internet site: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsp/).

Foundation Course

Field Methods Course

DR DAWN CHATTY will teach this course on Tuesdays, 10 a.m.–12 noon, in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Identity: nationalism, regionalism, and ethnicity in the explanation of human displacement (Eastern Europe)

DR EFTIHIA VOUTIRA will teach this course on Tuesdays, 4–6 p.m., in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

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International human rights and refugee law II

DR ANDREW SHACKNOVE will teach this course on Wednesdays, 10 a.m.–12 noon, in the Law Faculty Board Room, the St Cross Building.

Nutrition

DR JAYA HENRY will teach this course on Wednesdays, 2–4 p.m., in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

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Seminars on Forced Migration: forced migration and psychological well-being

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Seminars and lectures are open to the public. DR A. PELOSI, Lanarkshire Health Care, Glasgow
22 Jan.: `Psychosocial wellness: meeting the health and social care needs of refugees.'

DR F. AHEARN, Catholic University of America
29 Jan.: `Psychosocial wellness: the question of measurement.'

DR A. AGER, Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh
5 Feb.: `Psychosocial wellness: the role of research.'

DR M. POTACKY, Florida International University, Miami
12 Feb.: `Psychosocial wellness: use of census data.'

DR I. HYMAN, Calgary
19 Feb.: `Psychosocial wellness: longitudinal approaches.'

EMMA NICHOLSON, MP
26 Feb.: `Children of the Marsh Arabs.'

SR. M. LOUGHRY
5 Mar.: `Psychosocial wellness: case narratives.'

DR O. MENDOZA, University of the Philippines
19 Mar.: `Psychosocial wellness: epidemiological approaches.'

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One-day meeting

This meeting will be held on Saturday, 1 February, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Nissan Building, St Antony's. Registration, at the door, will cost £5.

Subject: `Towards understanding the crisis in the Great Lakes region.'

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Elizabeth Colson Lecture 1997

PROFESSOR DAVID PARKIN will deliver the Elizabeth Colson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in Rhodes House.

Subject: `Mementoes, reality, and human displacement.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Divorce reform; the context, policy, implications, and implementation of the Family Law Act 1996

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m on Wednesdays in the Library, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

The meeting in seventh week (5 March) will be a Round Table with visitors from different jurisdictions, including Professor Murayama, to comment on the new law.

Conveners: Mavis Maclean, Research Fellow of the centre, and Professor Jane Lewis.

PROFESSOR S. CRETNEY
29 Jan.: `The Family Law Act 1996; facing all ways. A lawyer's introduction to the aims and policy.'

J. HASKEY, National Statistical Office
5 Feb.: `The records: what can we learn about the impact of implementation from marriage and divorce statistics?'

PROFESSOR LEWIS and MS MACLEAN
12 Feb.: `The social context and professional intervention.'

DR M. RICHARDS, Cambridge
19 Feb.: `Implementing new forms of intervention: the Divorce Information Sessions.'

PROFESSOR C. SMART, Leeds
26 Feb.: ` "Good" lawyers and "bad" lawyers.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

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

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

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

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

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

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Foreign Policy Studies Programme

China and the world

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College. Details of the final seminar of term, to be held on 14 March, will be announced later.

J. GITTINGS, The Guardian
24 Jan.: `The challenge of political reform: China after Deng.'

P. MONTAGNON, The Financial Times
31 Jan.: `China's economic success: prospects and implications.'

DR G. SEGAL, International Institute for Strategic Studies
7 Feb.: `China's security interests: challenges and responses.'

B. HALL, US Embassy, London
14 Feb.: `China and the United States.'

H.E. MR HIROAKI FUJII, Ambassador of Japan
21 Feb.: `China and Japan.'

PROFESSOR M. LEIFER, LSE
28 Feb.: `China and south-east Asia.'

SIR JOHN COLES, Permanent Under Secretary, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
7 Mar.: `China, Britain, and Hong Kong.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 1997

DR ERIC GRIFFITHS, Cambridge, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The disappointment of Christina G. Rossetti.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Academic seminar

PROFESSOR L. SELEZNEVA, Rostov State University, will give a seminar at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 February, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `The tragicomedy of modern Russia.'

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Green College Lectures 1997

The shape of things to come

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR G. EFSTATHIOU
20 Jan.: `The future of the universe.'

DR J. LOVELOCK
27 Jan.: `The life expectancy of life on earth.'

PROFESSOR J. GRAY
3 Feb.: `The future of human society.'

BRIAN ALDISS
10 Feb.: `Inventing the future: Utopia or Dystopia.'

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Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR KAY E. DAVIES will deliver the Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Challenges in muscular dystrophy.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures 1996–7

Culture and environment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Radical theologies

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Mansfield College. The lectures are open to all.

The course co-ordinators are Andrew Linzey and Charles Brock. For further information, telephone Oxford (2)70983 or (2)70999.

PROFESSOR D. MARQUAND
24 Jan.: `Political theology.'

D. TOMLINSON, Leader of the Holy Joes and author of The Post-Evangelical
31 Jan.: `Post-evangelical theology.'

THE REVD PROFESSOR ANDREW LINZEY
7 Feb.: `Animal theology.'

THE REVD MICHAEL VASEY, St John.'s College, Durham
14 Feb.: `Gay theology.'

DR M.-H. KEANE
21 Feb.: `Feminist theology.'

PROFESSOR M. GREY, Southampton
28 Feb.: `Green theology.'

PROFESSOR D. TURNER, Birmingham
7 Mar.: `Mystical theology.'

THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN HICK, Birmingham
14 Mar.: `Multi-faith theology.'

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Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

`Head to Head' debates

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

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

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

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

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

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

The constraints on British governments: how much difference can a change of governing party now make?

The following lectures, which are open to all members of the University, will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Professor Archie Brown, Ms Janet Anderson, MP, and Mr Edward Garnier, QC, MP.

D. WILLETTS, MP, and Dr Tony Wright, MP (Chair: Ms Anderson)
21 Jan.: `Reform of parliament.'

THE RT. HON. KENNETH BAKER, MP, and Ms M. Hodge, MP (Chair: Professor Brown)
28 Jan.: `Returning power to local government?'

THE RT. HON. DOUGLAS HURD, MP, and Lord Dahrendorf (Chair: Dr Anne Deighton)
4 Feb.: `Should there be a common European foreign and defence policy?'

MR J. FLEMMING and Dr Andrew Walter (Chair: Mr Garnier)
11 Feb.: `Economic globalisation and national economic policy: what difference could a new British government make?'

THE RT. HON. DAVID HEATHCOAT-AMORY, MP, and Mr Roger Bootle, Chief Economics, HSBC (Chair: Ms Anderson)
18 Feb.: `The European single currency: Will it happen? Will a change of government make British entry more likely? What will be the consequences of entry or non-entry?'

MS ANDERSON and Mr Garnier (Chair: Professor Brown)
25 Feb.: `Can a change of government make a difference specifically for women?'

DR J. HENDRON, MP, and Mr R. McCartney, MP (Chair: Mr Garnier; discussant: Professor Roy Foster)
4 Mar.: `Northern Ireland: what can be done?'

MS ANDERSON and Mr Garnier (Chair: Professor Brown)
11 Mar.: `How much difference can a change of government make?'

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Asian Studies Centre

Huang Hsing Foundation Distinguished Lecture in Asian Studies

PROFESSOR PER FISCHER, Mainz, formerly ambassador of the German Federal Republic to Beijing, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 January, in the Seminar Room, the Latin American Centre.

Subject: `Is democracy a panacea? Problems of transition in the PRC.'

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Centre for Indian Studies

South Asian History Seminar

With the exception of the second-week meeting, the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Small Dining Room, Queen Elizabeth House. The second-week meeting will be held on Wednesday, 29 January, in the European Studies Centre (70 Woodstock Road).

S. HAZAREESINGH, Warwick
21 Jan.: `The arrival of modernity: urban renewal and new technologies of everyday life in Bombay city, 1905–25.'

DR R. RAJAN, Cornell
29 Jan.: `Science imperialism and the natural environment—issues and controversies in south Asian and southern African environmental history.'

DR B. GUPTA, St Andrews
4 Feb.: `Collusion in the tea industry in the 1930s: response of firms in India, Ceylon, and Indonesia.'

C. ANDERSON, Edinburgh
11 Feb.: `Colonial places and convict spaces: criminality, resistance, and policies of transportation in Mauritius, 1815–53.'

D. HALL-MATTHEWS
18 Feb.: `Famine process and famine policy in Ahmednagar District 1870–84.'

DR R. YOUNG
25 Feb.: `Nationalism and its doubles.'

K. BHAUMIK and R. LAL
4 Mar.: (K.B.) `The emergence of the film industry in India, 1913–37.'

 

(R.L.) `Gender relations in Mughal India.'

V. DHARMALINGAM, H. NAIDU, and A. DORAISWAMY
11 Mar.: (V.D.) `Transition to colonial rule in Thanjavur Dt.: 1770–1830.'
(H.N.) `Religion and government: the case of Tirupati.'
(A.D.) `Gender and social reform in colonial India.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 1997

The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution

The Wolfson College Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Hall, Wolfson College. They will be given on Tuesdays, except for the first lecture, to be given on Thursday, 23 January. The lectures are open to the public.

PROFESSOR LORD RENFREW, Cambridge
23 Jan.: `Approaches to world linguistic diversity.'

PROFESSOR C. STRINGER, Natural History Museum
28 Jan.: `The evolution of Homo sapiens: fossil and genetic evidence.'

PROFESSOR D. RINGE, Pennsylvania
4 Feb.: `Language classification: scientific and unscientific methods.'

PROFESSOR G. DOVER, Leicester
11 Feb.: `Human evolution: our turbulent genes and why we are not chimps.'

DR B. SYKES
18 Feb.: `Using genes to map human population structure and origins.'

PROFESSOR S. PÄÄBO, Zoologisches Institut, Munich
25 Feb.: `Ancient DNA.'

PROFESSOR R. WARD
4 Mar.: `Language and genes in the Americas.'

SIR WALTER BODMER
1 Mar.: `Human genetic diversity and disease susceptibility.'

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CAMPION HALL

Martin D'Arcy Lectures 1997

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

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

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. All are invited.

Sandwiches and wine will be served after the lectures at a cost of £2.50 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

DR J.L. WILSON
Thur. 30 Jan.: `What price verisimilitude? Photography and the reproduction of books and manuscripts in the nineteenth century.'

D. TRIM
Tue. 18 Mar.: `Renaissance man and the Reformation: Sir Thomas Bodley and the international Protestant cause in the reign of Elizabeth I.'

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FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

Annual Lecture

PROFESSOR JEAN AITCHISON will deliver the Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Admission is free for Friends, £2 to others. Tickets may be obtained from Rewley House, or at the door.

Subject: `Language origin and language today: an endless stairway?'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on the days shown. Members and students under thirty are admitted free; admission for non-members costs £1.

Enquiries about the association should be addressed to Mrs Gisela Cooper, 2 Chadlington Road, Oxford OX2 6SY (telephone: Oxford 559609).

DR J. ROBERTSON
Wed. 22 Jan., Pauling Institute: `The Enlightenment at Naples.'

DR L. SCIAMA
Wed. 29 Jan., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College: `Modernising Venice—a long- standing dilemma.'

G. HINTON
Tue. 11 Feb., Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College: `Art and the mendicant orders.'

C. WHITE
Tue. 18 Feb., Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College: `Rembrandt in Italy.'

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OXFORD AMNESTY LECTURES 1997

The values of science

The Oxford Amnesty Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on the following days in the Sheldonian Theatre.

Tickets for the series cost £18 (£12 unwaged), from the Playhouse Ticket Shop at Blackwell's Music Shop (telephone: Oxford 261384). Single tickets, to be sold at the door if seats are available, will cost £5 (£3 unwaged).

PROFESSOR RICHARD DAWKINS
Thur. 30 Jan.: `The values of science and the science of values.'

PROFESSOR JOHN BARROW
Fri. 31 Jan.: `The artful universe: is the world simple or complex?'

GEORGE MONBIOT
Wed. 12 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR DANIEL DENNETT
Tue. 18 Feb.: `Faith in the truth.'

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HUMPHREY
Fri. 12 Feb.: `What shall we tell the children?'

PROFESSOR MARY MIDGLEY
Thur. 27 Feb.: `The myths we live by.'

 

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Grants and Research Funding

Contents of this section:

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RHODES CHAIR OF RACE RELATIONS: AFRICAN RESEARCH FELLOWSHIPS

The Committee for the Rhodes Chair has decided to extend its African Research Fellowships scheme for the academic year 1997–8. The scheme is intended to bring to Oxford scholars teaching in African universities. Preference is given to applicants working on a research project in collaboration with an Oxford Africanist. A total sum of £10,000 is available for grants in 1997–8. Successful applicants will receive an allowance of £850 a month and a contribution of up to £600 towards the cost of their fare, payable in Oxford. Applications should be made by 7 February to either Judith Heyer, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD, or Professor Terence Ranger, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF. Applications should be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a research proposal, and references where possible. The Chair Committee will meet on 20 February when it will review the applications.

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PIRIE-REID SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications are invited for up to two Pirie-Reid Scholarships tenable at the University of Oxford by graduates (including persons expecting to graduate in 1997) who intend in October 1997 to commence working for a degree or diploma.

Preference will be given to candidates applying from other universities, i.e. not already matriculated at Oxford, and to those domiciled or educated in Scotland. Candidates not fulfilling these criteria are unlikely to be successful.

The scholarships, which are to be awarded to persons wishing to begin a course of study in Oxford who would otherwise be prevented by lack of funds, will cover University and college fees and provide a grant for maintenance, subject to assessment of other sources of income (maintenance grants for 1996–7 are £1,710 for undergraduates and £5,400 for postgraduates). It will be renewable from year to year, subject to satisfactory progress and continuance of approved full-time study.

Candidates for a Pirie-Reid Scholarship are expected to have applied for admission to the University in the usual way.

Application forms may be obtained from Mrs J. Brown, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. The closing date for application is 1 May.

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Examinations and Boards

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GENERAL BOARD OF THE FACULTIES

With the approval of the General Board, the following appointments and reappointments have been made and titles conferred for the periods stated.

1 Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

Biological Sciences

DAVID B. GOLDSTEIN (BS UCLA, MA Connecticut, Ph.D. Stanford), Fellow-elect of New College. In Evolutionary Biology. From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 2001.

TIMOTHY C. GUILFORD, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of Merton. In Animal Behaviour/Ecology. From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 2001.

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Law

RICHARD YOUNG (LLB, Ph.D. Birmingham), Fellow-elect of Pembroke. In Criminal Justice. From 1 January 1997 until 31 December 2001.

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UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (FIXED-TERM)

Anthropology and Geography

NICHOLAS J. MUNDY (BA Cambridge, Ph.D. London), supernumerary Fellow-elect of Lady Margaret Hall. In Primate Evolutionary Biology. From 27 April 1997 until 26 April 2002.

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TEMPORARY UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

Biological Sciences

MARY GREGORIOU (B.Sc., Ph.D. London). In Molecular Biophysics. From 1 December 1996 until 31 December 1997.

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Management Studies

MARK B. SHACKLETON, MA (MBA INSEAD). In Management Studies (Finance). From 16 September 1996 until 15 September 1997.

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Physical Sciences

GAVIN B. DALTON, MA, D.Phil. In Physics. From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 2001.

MARTIN E. MOORHEAD, D.Phil. (B.Sc. Manchester). In Physics. From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 1999.

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TEMPORARY JUNIOR LECTURER

Medieval and Modern Languages

ANTHONY J. LAPPIN, BA. In Portuguese and Brazilian Studies. From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 1997.

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2 Reappointments

DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES

Continuing Education

ANGUS B. HAWKINS, MA (BA Reading, Ph.D. London), Fellow of Kellogg. From 27 April 1997 until the retiring age.

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UNIVERSITY LECTURER (CUF)

Law

SUSAN J. BRIGHT, BCL, MA, Fellow of St Hilda's. In Law. From 1 April 1997 until the retiring age.

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PRE-CLINICAL ADVISER

Physiological Sciences

TIMOTHY J. HORDER, BM, MA (Ph.D. Edinburgh). From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 1998.

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HEBREW CENTRE LECTURER

Oriental Studies

ALISON G. SALVESEN, MA, D.Phil., Fellow in Aramaic and Syriac Studies at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies. In Oriental Studies. From 1 April 1997 until 31 March 2002.

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3 Conferment of title

VISITING LECTURER

Biological Sciences

JOHN C. STANLEY, MA, D.Phil. In Biochemistry. From 1 September 1996 until 31 August 1999.

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UNIVERSITY LECTURER (CUF)

Law

WILLIAM J. SWADLING (BA CNAA, LL.M. London), Fellow of Brasenose. In Law. From 1 January 1997 until 31 December 2001.

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4 Appointments by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (FIXED-TERM)

PATRICK H. MAXWELL, MA, D.Phil (MBBS London) MRCP. In Nephrology. From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 2001.

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CLINICAL LECTURERS

MARK E. EMERTON, BM, MA, FRCS. In Orthopaedic Surgery. From 1 September 1996 until 31 August 1998.

HUGH P. O'CONNOR (BA, MB, B.Ch., BAO Dublin) MRCPI, MRCOG. In Obstetrics and Gynaecology. From 1 February 1997 until 31 January 2000.

PAUL G. URSELL (MB BS London) FRCOpth. In Ophthalmology. From 1 December 1996 until 30 November 1999.

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5 Reappointments by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

CLINICAL READER

ANDREW R. WILKINSON, MA (MB, Ch.B. Birmingham) FRCP, Fellow of All Souls. From 1 February 1997 until the retiring age.

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UNIVERSITY LECTURER (MEDICAL)

ANGELA C. VINCENT, MA (MB, BS, M.Sc. London), Fellow of Somerville and titular Reader in Neurology. In Clinical Neuroimmunology. From 1 August 1997 until the retiring age.

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JOINT UNIVERSITY/HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

R.T. MAYON-WHITE, MA status (MB, BS London, BA Open). In Public Health Medicine. From 1 May 1997 until 30 April 2002.

PHILLIP J. ROBSON, MA status (MB, BS London). In Psychiatry. From 1 February 1997 until 31 January 2002.

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6 Conferment of title by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

HONORARY SENIOR CLINICAL LECTURERS

(From 1 October 1996 until 30 September 2001 unless otherwise stated)

MARY Y. ANTHONY (MB, BS, D.Ch. London) MRCP. In Paediatrics.

MICHAEL BURCH (MD Leeds) MRCP. In Paediatrics. From 1 December 1996 until 30 November 2001.

PAUL L.F. GIANGRANDE (B.Sc., MB, Ch.B., MD Manchester) FRCP, FRCPath. In Haematology.

DAVID M. KEELING (B.Sc., MB, BS, MD London) MRCP, MRCPath. In Haematology.

PHILIP D. MASON (B.Sc., MB, BS, Ph.D. London) MRCP. In Nephrology.

NICHOLAS P. ROWELL (MD London). In Clinical Oncology.

JOHN A.H. WASS, MA (MD London), FRCP. In Endocrinology.

DISTRICT CLINICAL TUTOR AT KETTERING GENERAL HOSPITAL

JOHN S. SMITH (MB, BS London) FRCGP, Consultant in Palliative Medicine. From 2 October 1996 until 1 October 2001.

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7 Reconferment of title by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine

HONORARY SENIOR CLINICAL LECTURERS

(until retiring age or resignation from the substantive post)

SIMON J.G. OSTLERE, MA status (MB, BS London) MRCP. FRCR. In Radiology. From 1 March 1997.

RAVI G.P. PILLAI, MA status (MB, BS London) FRCS. In Cardiothoracic Surgery. From 1 February 1997.

PHILLIP J. ROBSON, MA status (MB, BS London) MRCP, MRCPsych. In Psychiatry. From 1 March 1997.

SUSAN M. SELLERS, MA status (MD Manchester) FRCOG. In Obstetrics and Gynaecology. From 1 February 1997.

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1997

Preliminary Examination

Economics and Management: C.A. GREENHALGH, MA, Fellow of St Peter's

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Honour Moderations

Classics and English: N.S. SMITH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Keble

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Honour Schools

Economics and Management: H.S. SHIN, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Fellow of Nuffield

Experimental Psychology: R.E. PASSINGHAM, MA, Fellow of Wadham (address: Department of Experimental Psychology)

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Master of Philosophy

Latin American Studies: A.E. ANGELL, MA, Fellow of St Antony's

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Master of Science

Applied Statistics: R.W. HIORNS, MA, Fellow of Linacre (address: Department of Statistics)

Public Policy in Latin America: A.E. ANGELL, MA, Fellow of St Antony's

Bachelor of Fine Art

Preliminary Examination: B.D. CATLING, MA, Fellow of Linacre (address: Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art)

Diploma

Applied Statistics: R.W. HIORNS, MA, Fellow of Linacre (address: Department of Statistics)

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

HONOUR SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES 1998

The Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences has approved the following list of papers for examination in Section o of the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences 1998 (see Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 290, regulation 3(e)).

Paper o3: Functional Programming and Algorithm Design (as specified for Section 4 of the Regulations for Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Computation). This course involves practical work. All candidates will be assessed as to their practical ability under the provisions laid down in the Regulations for Section 4 of Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Computation. Practical weight: one sixth. Paper of 2 hours 30 minutes. [This option is not available to candidates who have taken Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Computation.]

Paper o4: Imperative Programming (as specified for Paper I.1 of the Honour School of Computation). This course involves practical work according to provisions laid down in the Regulations for the Honour School of Computation. Practical weight: one sixth. Paper of 2 hours 30 minutes.

Paper o5: Algorithms and Complexity (as specified for Paper I.5 of the Honour School of Computation). No practical. Paper of 3 hours.

Paper o6: History of Philosophy from Descartes to Kant (Paper 101 of the Regulations for Philosophy in Some of the Honour Schools). No candidate will be permitted this option who is not offering Paper b1.

Paper o7: Metaphysics and Theory of Knowledge (Paper 102 of the Regulations for Philosophy in Some of the Honour Schools). No candidate will be permitted this option who is not offering Paper b1.

Paper o8: Philosophy of Mathematics (Paper 122 of the Regulations for Philosophy in Some of the Honour Schools). No candidate will be permitted this option who is not offering Paper b1.

Paper o9: Astronomy (as specified for Subject 9 of the Regulations for the Preliminary Examination in Physical Sciences). There is no requirement for practical work with this course.

Paper o10: Mathematics and Finance

This paper will consist of three parts: Part I, Part II, and Part III. Candidates will be expected to show a knowledge of two of the three parts. In the examination four essay questions and two calculation questions will be set on Part I, four questions will be set on Part II, and four questions on Part III.

Part I: Corporate Finance

Discounted cash flow and capital project appraisal methods. Portfolio theory, models of financial market equilibrium and implications for the cost of capital and divisional performance measurement. Financial market efficiency, methods of company finance, capital structure, with further implications for the cost of capital.

Part II: Mathematical Models of Financial Derivatives

Introduction to markets, assets, interest rates and present value; arbitrage and the law of one price; European call and options, payoff diagrams; other option strategies; Wiener processes as models for asset price movements; informal treatment of Ito's lemma; hedging and the Black--Scholes analysis, leading to the Black--Scholes partial differential equation for a derivative price—reduction to the heat equation; review of theory for the heat equation, explicit solution for call and put options; extensions to dividends paid on the asset, time-varying parameters; forward and future contracts, options on them; American options as free boundary problems and linear complementarity problems; weakly path-dependent options including lookbacks and asians. Simple treatment of stochastic interest rates and their derivatives.

 

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Part III: Decision Mathematics

The theme is decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, when typically more than one decision has to be taken, later decisions depending on the outcome of earlier decisions. This will be explored in the contexts of, for example, investment decisions, insurance, choosing a job, searching for a hidden object, and planning industrial research.

The main mathematical tools are stochastic dynamic programming, allocation indices, and utility theory. Dynamic programming centres on a recurrence equation which expresses the fact that the first decision should be one which is optimal given that all later decisions are optimal. Allocation indices express priorities for different ways of allocating resources, and sometimes simplify the calculation of how to do so in an optimal way. Utility is a map onto a scale in terms of which (unlike a monetary scale) preferences between uncertain outcomes are measured by the expectation operator.

 

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Paper o11: Mathematical Modelling and Applications

This paper will consist of Part I followed by two application courses in Part II. Undergraduates will normally take one of the two application courses. Part I will provide a broad base of common techniques and simple applications and the applications courses will go into a particular are of application in more depth. The examination will have four questions on Part I and four questions on each course in Part II.

Part I: Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

The aim of the course is to develop and extend some of the theoretical ideas developed in the mainstream mathematics course and to show how they can be applied in simple modelling situations. The methods and models will be fully integrated so that each technique will be illustrated with at least one application.

Methods to be covered:

Modelling, nondimensionalisation, dimensional analysis, similarity solutions.

Asymptotic methods of solution for ordinary differential equations, regular and singular expansions, bifurcations, stability.

First order quasi-linear partial differential equations, travelling wave solutions, shocks.

Classification of second-order quasi-linear partial differential equations, well-posedness, linear and nonlinear diffusion equations, travelling waves, solutions with compact support, moving boundary problems.

Part II

either Mathematics and the Environment

Applications of mathematics to environmental problems involving the use of models with ordinary differential equations, first order partial differential equations, and nonlinear diffusion equations. Examples to be considered will be taken from the following: (i) river flow; (ii) climate dynamics and ice ages; (iii) geomagnetic reversals of the earth's magnetic field; (iv) soil consolidation and groundwater flow; (v) snow melt run-off; (vi) surging ice sheets; (vii) glacier outburst flood (Jökulhlaups).

or Mathematics in Material Science

Mechanics Simple models for elastic and plastic materials, rods and plates, elastic waves, dislocations, yield criterion (linear and nonlinear partial differential equations, tensors, complex variables).

Phase Changes Basis ideas about free energy and order parameters. Melting and solidification of pure materials and alloys, simple Stefan problems, solid/solid phase transformations (ordinary and partial differential equations, asymptotics, calculus of variations, stability).

Electromagnetic Properties Simple models for semiconductivity and superconducting devices, p--n junctions, type I and type II superconductors, vortices, critical-state models.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties and the Committee for the School of Management Studies will come into effect on 31 January.

1 Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

M.Sc. in Geometry, Mathematical Physics, and Analysis

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 744, l. 2 (as amended by cl. 2 of change 6(b) in Gazette dated 11 July 1996, p. 1375) delete `three' and substitute `one'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 10–18 and substitute:

`Manifolds. Tangent vectors, the tangent bundle, orientation. Vector fields, the Lie bracket, differential equations on manifolds.

Differential forms, exterior derivative.

Partitions of unity. Integration on (oriented) manifolds. Stokes' theorem. De Rham cohomology. Riemannian metrics. Relations with standard vector calculus (div, grad, curl) on 3-manifolds. The Levi-Civita connection, geodesics, curvature and its symmetries.

Lie groups and Lie algebras. Semisimple Lie groups and Lie algebras. The Killing form, Cartan's criterion. Cartan subalgebras, maximal tori. Weights and root systems. Weyl groups and Weyl chambers. Outline of the classification of simple Lie algebras.

Classification of compact Lie groups. Representations of Lie groups and Lie algebras. The representations of SL(2,C). Representations of semisimple Lie algebras, highest weight representations.

Three additional courses chosen from a list approved by the standing committee and published in the Gazette before the end of the Trinity Term of the academic year preceding that in which the examination is sat.'

3 Ibid., l. 29, delete `lectures' and substitute `lectures, the list of additional courses in Schedule 1'.

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2 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

Degrees of Master of Science by Research and Doctor of Philosophy

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 839, insert after l. 2:

`Appointment of examiners

In applying for appointment of examiners, candidates are reminded that a supervisor is disqualified from appointment, and that the faculty board will not normally appoint as examiner individuals previously closely associated with the work of the candidate, representatives of any organisation sponsoring the candidate's research, or former colleagues of the candidate. Dispensation from this rule should be sought from the Chairman of the faculty board's Graduate Studies Committee through the departmental Director of Graduate Studies.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Theology

M.St. in Theology

(a) With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 695, l. 20, after `must submit' insert `two copies of'.

(b) With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998) In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 696, delete l. 16–22 and substitute:

`With the Board's permission, candidates may submit either an essay of 10,000–15,000 words on a research topic approved by the Board in place of one of the papers under 2. and 3., or three essays of not more than 5,000 words in place of one of the papers under 2. and 3. or an essay of 10,000–15,000 words on a research topic approved by the Board in place of one of the papers under 2. and 3. together with three essays of not more than 5,000 words in place of the other of the papers under 2. and 3.'

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4 Committee for the School of Management Studies

Master of Business Administration

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 1096, l. 28, delete `,' and substitute `and'.

2 Ibid., l. 29, delete `and information management'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 43–5, and substitute:

`for three out of four core courses detailed in Schedule A, one assignment for each of three advanced elective courses which they are required to choose from the list of such courses which will be published annually by the Deputy Director (MBA) before the last Friday of Michaelmas Term, and two assignments on the integrative project which candidates are required to undertake during Michaelmas and Hilary Terms and to present at the end of Hilary Term. Two copies of each assignment must be submitted to the chairman'.

4 Ibid., p. 1097, l. 11, add `These will include questions on courses held throughout the year and details of which are set out in Schedules A and B.'

5 Ibid., p. 1098, after l. 22, insert as heading `Schedule B'.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Anthropology and Geography

F. PAPADIMITRIOU, Mansfield: `Land use modelling, land degradation, and land use planning in East Attica, Greece'.
School of Geography, Wednesday, 29 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D. Davidson, J. Boardman.

 

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Clinical Medicine

YA-MIN TIAN, St Edmund Hall: `The involvement of protein kinase C in insulin secretion'.
Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Friday, 24 January, 10 a.m.
Examiners: P.J. Parker, P. Randle.

 

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English Language and Literature

D. HAVENSTEIN, Wadham: `Sir Thomas Browne's Religio Medici and its imitators: character and style; a computer-aided, comparative analysis'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 11 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R. Fowler, A.D. Nuttall.

 

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N.R. JENKINS, Magdalen: `A critical edition of W.H. Auden's \IThe Double Man\'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 23 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.L. Fuller, J. Haffenden.

J. MCCRACKEN, Lincoln: `Plotting Irish history: nationalism and the invention of narrative'.
St John's, Friday, 7 February, 11 a.m.
Examiners: J.S. Kelly, C. Morash.

T. TUCKETT, Corpus Christi: `Character, moral evaluation, and action in Virgilian and Elizabethan pastoral'.
Examination Schools, Tuesday, 4 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: K. Gransden, A.D. Nuttall.

 

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Literae Humaniores

D. GOLDBERG, St John's: `Studies in the language of Menander'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 24 January, 10 a.m.
Examiners: H. Petersmann, S.R. West.

A.J. LAUGHLAND, St Antony's: `Schelling's philosophy of freedom'.
Examination Schools, Monday, 27 January, 3 p.m.
Examiners: L. Kolakowski, A. Bowie.

F. WHITE, St Peter's: `Frege, Hilbert, and the foundations of mathematics'.
Philosophy Centre, Wednesday, 22 January, 9 a.m.
Examiners: D.R. Isaacson, C.J.G. Wright.

 

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Modern History

C.V.J. GRIFFITHS, Merton: `Labour and the country- side: rural strands in the British Labour Movement, 1900–39'.
Worcester, Friday, 24 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J. Stevenson, A. Howkins.

A. GRUNBERG, St Antony's: `The Chayanta rebellion of 1927 (Northern Potosi, Bolivia)'.
Latin American Centre, Wednesday, 22 January, 11 a.m.
Examiners: A.S. Knight. J. Dunkerley.

R. JAYATILAKA, Pembroke: `The Regula Sancti Benedicti in late Anglo-Saxon England: the manuscripts and their readers'.
St Peter's, Tuesday, 28 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J. Hill, H.M.R.E. Mayr-Harting.

 

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Physical Sciences

D. DIXON, St Peter's: `Asymmetric synthesis of andrimid'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Friday, 7 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: L.M. Harwood, G.W.J. Fleet.

M.J. LYON, Balliol: `Neutron transport in the Sudbury neutrino observatory'.
Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, Tuesday, 18 February, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.M. Pendlebury, W.W.M. Allison.

 

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Physiological Sciences

B. SEDDON, Linacre: `The role of thymic and peripheral T-cell subsets in the control of autoimmunity'.
Nuffield Department of Surgery, Tuesday, 11 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: K. Wood, G.W. Butcher.

J.F. WILKINSON, Magdalen: `Regulation of qF activity in Bacillus subtilis'.
Department of Biochemistry, Thursay, 30 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.P. Armitage, M.J. Buttner.

 

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Social Studies

G.S. LIU, Jesus: `The pricing behaviour of Chinese state enterprises between 1980 and 1991'.
Examination Schools, Monday, 10 February, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: D.J. Morris, M. Conyon.

 

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Committee for the School of Management Studies

G.I. COSTELLO, Templeton: `Knowledge management in strategic alliances: the rule of information technol-ogy'.
Templeton, Wednesday, 22 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: L. Willcocks, J. McGee.

 

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

Contents of this section:

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OBITUARIES

Lincoln College

THOMAS SNELHAM, 31 October 1996; commoner 1935–7. Aged 83.

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Oriel College

MARTYN EDWARD JOPE, MA, 14 November 1996; scholar 1935–9. Aged 80.

HEDLEY FREDERICK DAVIS SPARKS, DD, 22 November 1996; Fellow 1952–76, Honorary Fellow 1980–96. Aged 89.

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St Edmund Hall

CHARLES NOEL WARDLE-HARPUR, MA, 25 December 1996; commoner 1922–5. Aged 93.

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MEMORIAL SERVICE

All Souls College

A Memorial Service for ROHAN D'OLIER BUTLER, CMG, MA, D.LITT., F.R.HIST.S., 1917–96, will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Saturday, 8 February, in the chapel, All Souls College.

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ELECTIONS

Corpus Christi College

To an Emeritus Fellowship (with effect from 1 January 1997):

THOMAS MOWBRAY OLIVER CHARLES-EDWARDS MA, D.PHIL, Jesus Professor of Celtic

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Green College

To the Champneys Elective Award:

SEAN PAUL WHYTE, BM, B.CH.

To the Sir Richard Doll Computer Scholarship:

LUKE RICHARD DEVEY, BA

To IBM Computer Scholarships:

DAVID ALEXANDER BIRDS (B.SC. London)

ANDREW PHILIP WRIGHT, BA

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To Graduate Awards:

EDWARD ALAN BURTON (B.SC., MB, CH.B. Birmingham), MRCP

ANDREA LESLEY COVE-SMITH (BA Cambridge)

CHARLOTTE ROSE HAWKEY, BA

LUCY ELIZABETH HUDSMITH, BA

JOHN ROBERT INGRAM, BA

SUDARSHAN KUMARAN, BA

KATHRYN RENEE OZANNE (B.SC. London, MA Cambridge)

JAWAHARLAL WILFRED BERTRAM SENARATNE (MB, BS, MS Colombo)

To an Honorary Fellowship:

ROBERT BRIAN HEAP (B.SC., PH.D. Nottingham, MA, SC.D. Cambridge), CBE, FRS, FRSC

To a Visiting Fellowship (for one year):

PETER GRANVILLE ATHERTON (MB, CH.B. Leeds)

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Mansfield College

To an Exhibition:

GREGORY WALL, formerly of St Mary's Academy, Carlow, Ireland

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Nuffield College

To a temporary Professorial Fellowship (in association with the University Temporary Professorship in Economics):

PROFESSOR BRONWYN HALL (PH.D. Stanford), University of California

To a Supernumerary Fellowship/Bursarship:

GWILYM HUGHES (MA Cambridge), formerly Director of Administration, RAF School of Technical Training

To a Gatsby Research Fellowship:

DR BENT NIELSEN (PH.D. Copenhagen)

To an Associate Membership:

DR BRUNO CAUTRES (PH.D. Grenoble), CNRS researcher, Maison Française

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Oriel College

To an Honorary Fellowship:

ERIC FONER, MA (PH.D. Columbia), commoner 1963–5

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Trinity College

To an Honorary Fellowship:

SIR JOHN BURGH, KCMG, CB, President of the college 1987–96

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NOTICES

Balliol College

Jowett Senior Scholarships

Balliol College proposes to elect Jowett Senior Scholars. The scholarships, which will be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit, are open to graduates currently working in Oxford who are reading, or intend to read, for a D.Phil. It is expected that applicants will normally be in at least their first year and not later than their second year of graduate work. The Jowett Scholarships are tenable in any subject.

The scholarships will be awarded for a maximum of two years. Scholars will take up their award on 1 October 1997. The value of the scholarships is up to a maximum of £1,500 a year, having regard to other awards; in addition, scholars will receive free meals, and they will be entitled to dine twice a week at high table. The scholars will be entitled to accommodation (for which they will be charged) until they have completed their university residence requirements. This accommodation will be in the Graduate Centre at Holywell Manor.

There will also be Jowett Exhibitions, up to the value of £1,000 each for candidates who are runners-up for the Jowett Senior Scholarships. These will be restricted to members of Balliol College.

The exhibitions are tenable for one year only.

Application forms may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, and they should be returned by Friday, 24 January. There is no separate application form required for the exhibitions. The college hopes to interview short-listed applicants during the week commencing 28 February (sixth week).

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Six-Hour Lecturership in Politics

The college proposes, if suitable candidates apply, to appoint a Lecturer in Politics for the year 1997–8. The successful candidate will be expected to teach up to six hours per week to undergraduates in the Honour School of PPE. He or she will receive, in addition to normal rates for tuition, a retainer and certain common-room rights.

The lecturer will be expected to teach at least one of the Honours papers in Theory of Politics or Political Sociology. The ability to teach also the political history since 1945 of either Britain or the United States for the Prelims course would be an advantage, as would the ability to teach optional Honours papers. The lecturer would also be expected to assist with marking and interviewing as part of the admissions process.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, details of which paper or papers the candidate would be willing to teach, and the names of two referees, one of whom should be asked to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Applications and references should reach the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by Friday, 31 January at the latest.

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Junior Research Fellowship in Modern Languages

The college proposes to elect a Junior Research Fellow in Modern Languages for three years from 1 October 1997. The fellow elected will be a Junior Research Fellow of the college as defined in the college statutes. He or she will be required to undertake research in the literature or linguistics of one or more European languages. The stipend will be £11,138 in the first year, with superannuation, with free meals and rooms (or, in the case of a married fellow, a housing allowance).

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, and applications should be received not later than Friday, 14 February. Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer and a charity which exists to promote excellence in education and research.

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Brasenose College

Appointment of College Chaplain

The college proposes to appoint a chaplain from 1 October 1997. Subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary year, the appointment will be extended for a total period not exceeding five years.

The chaplain will be responsible for the conduct of services in the chapel and should be a priest of the Church of England. He or she will be required to extend pastoral care to all members of the college community.

The chaplain will be paid on the diocesan curates' scale. The person appointed will be entitled to free accommodation and to free meals in the college.

A fellowship may be offered to an appropriate candidate. Applications should be addressed to the Acting Principal, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ, by Monday, 27 January. Interviews will be held in mid-February. Applicants should ask two referees to send confidential references to the Acting Principal, from whom further particulars may be obtained, by the same date.

Brasenose College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Christ Church

Fowler Hamilton Visiting Research Fellowships

The college proposes to elect Fowler Hamilton Visiting Fellows, in the Humanities or the Social Sciences, from overseas for up to eleven months in the period September 1998 to August 1999. The fellowships are intended to enable distinguished senior scholars to pursue their own study and research as members of the college community, and they will be expected to reside in Oxford during the period of tenure.

The fellows will be entitled to free family accommodation, use of a study-room in college, and free dinners.

Return fares from the country of origin will be paid for each fellow and his/her family. Limited stipends may also be offered depending on individual circumstances.

Further details may be obtained from the Dean's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (fax: Oxford (2)76238), and applications should be received not later than 22 February.

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Dr Lee Visiting Research Fellowships in the Sciences

The college proposes to elect Visiting Fellows, in the Natural Sciences and Mathematics, for up to nine months in the period September 1998 to August 1999.

The fellowships are intended to enable distinguished senior scholars from Britain or overseas to pursue their own research as members of the college community, and they will be expected to reside in Oxford during the period of tenure. Fellows must make their own research arrangements with Oxford laboratories.

Each fellow will be entitled to free family accommodation, use of a study-room in college, and free dinners.

Return fares from the place of residence will be paid for each fellow and his/her family. Limited stipends may also be offered, depending on individual circumstances.

Further details may be obtained from the Dean's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (fax: Oxford (2)76238), and applications should be received not later than 22 February.

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Lee-Garrod Medical Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for a Medical Research Fellowship, intended to enable a person qualified in medicine to undertake a specific research project in Oxford. The fellowship, which is open to men and women, is tenable for a period of three years and may be renewed for one further year. Candidates should normally be not more than thirty-three years of age. The person appointed will be expected to take up the fellowship on 1 October 1997 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further particulars may be obtained by writing to the Dean's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP. Applications should be sent to The Very Revd The Dean, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, by 1 March.

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Exeter College

Queen Sofía Research Fellowship in Peninsular Spanish Literature

The college proposes to elect a Queen Sofía Research Fellow in Peninsular Spanish Literature from 1 October 1997. The fellowship is open equally to men and women and is tenable for two years in the first instance, renewable for a further period of one year only. The college is willing to consider applications both from persons about to complete their work for a doctorate and from those engaged in postdoctoral research. Further particulars may by obtained from the Rector, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (telephone: Oxford: (2)79660, fax: (2)79630), to whom applications, with a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should be sent by 1 February.

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Green College

Friends of 13 Norham Gardens: Osler Essay Prize 1997

This prize, to the annual value of £200, is offered by the Friends of 13 Norham Gardens through the generosity of Dr Martin Entin of Montreal, Canada, for an essay to be submitted by a registered medical student of Oxford University (either clinical or preclinical).

The subject chosen should in some way deal with medicine or medical science in the light of the life and works of Sir William Osler. Students who are interested in the possibility of submitting an essay may visit Osler's former home and library at 13 Norham Gardens by appointment (telephone: Oxford 512492). Essays of not less than 2,500 and not more than 5,000 words should be sent to Lord Walton of Detchant at 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PS, by 31 May.

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Hertford College

Appointment of Director of Studies for Japanese TESL Programmes

A Director of Studies is required, to co-ordinate programmes for visiting Japanese students during the period February–September 1997. Applicants should be TESL qualified.

The post will be part-time during preparation periods and full-time during courses. The salary offered is £8,000 for the period.

Further details and application forms, which must be returned by 24 January, may be obtained from the Conference Secretary, Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BW (telephone: Oxford (2)79456, fax: (2)79466).

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Appointment of EFL Teachers

EFL teachers are sought, to teach a party of visiting Japanese students. The teachers are required for the period 16–29 March or 22 March–5 April. Applicants should possess a minimum of the RSA Preparatory Certificate, with experience. A fee of £500 plus free room and board is offered.

Letters of application should be sent to the Conference Secretary, Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BW, by Monday, 3 February.

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Keble College

Education Fellowships 1997

Keble College invites applications from seconded secondary schoolteachers (including teachers of school-age pupils in Colleges of Further Education and equivalent institutions) for two Education Fellowships, each tenable for four weeks between 30 June and 31 July 1997. Further particulars may be obtained from the Warden's Secretary, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG.

The closing date is Friday, 21 February. The college is an equal opportunities employer and exists to promote excellence in education and research.

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Merton College

Domus and Harmsworth Senior Scholarships 1997

The college proposes, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, to elect in 1997 up to four Domus and Harmsworth Senior Scholars. The value of each scholarship is £6,801 (1996–7 figures), plus fees, accommodation, and meals. These awards are open to both men and women. Candidates should, by 1 October 1997, be graduates of not more than three years' standing and should have spent no more than two years in postgraduate study or research. Those who are uncertain whether they qualify are invited to write to the Secretary of the Harmsworth Trust, Merton College, giving a full curriculum vitae.

Undergraduates in their final year may apply.

Details of, and method of applying for, these awards may be obtained by writing to the Assistant Tutorial Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD. Alternatively, you may fax the Assistant Tutorial Secretary on Oxford (2)76361. The closing date for applications is Monday, 14 April.

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Merton College and St Peter's College

Schoolteacher Studentships 1997–8

If suitable candidates present themselves the two colleges above intend to elect four Schoolteacher Students between them for the academic year 1997–8 for the purpose of advanced study. The studentships are tenable for one term, and the electing college will provide for board and lodging but will pay no stipend. In not more than one term Merton would be willing to make funds available towards the stipend of a teacher in a state school which is unable itself to fund a term's leave.

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Schoolteacher Study Visits

Merton College proposes also to accommodate up to six schoolteachers for three weeks in July 1997 for the purpose of advanced study. Candidates should be primarily engaged in sixth-form teaching, or Housemasters/mistresses, or Heads. Consideration will also be given to applications from candidates from other institutions that prepare students for their A-level examinations. Further information, and application forms for both colleges, may be obtained from the Tutorial Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD. Candidates should specify whether they wish to be considered for a studentship, or a study visit, or for both. The closing date for completed applications is Friday, 14 February.

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New College

Fixed-term Fellowship in Law

The college proposes to elect to a Fixed-Term Fellowship in Law, for five years from 1 October 1997. The fellowship is not renewable. The fellow will be expected to teach at least two and preferably three of Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, EC Law, Contract, Tort, Land Law, and Trusts; and to pursue advanced research.

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Tutor, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN (telephone: Oxford (2)79596, fax: (2)79590, e-mail: tuition@new.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for receipt of applications and references is 7 February.

New College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Oriel College

Burton Senior Scholarship

The college proposes to elect a Burton Senior Scholar for a period of two years from 1 October 1997. The scholarship is open to graduates of any university who are currently reading, or have been accepted to read, for a higher degree at the University in natural sciences, including mathematics.

The scholar will be a member of the senior common room and will be entitled to free lunches and dinners at the common table and, if unmarried, to rooms in college. If married, the scholar will be allowed a study room free of charge in college and paid a housing allowance, and may also receive a sum not exceeding £600 for each year of holding the scholarship.

Applicants should write to the College Secretary, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW, enclosing eight copies of their curriculum vitae and a proposed outline of research (eight copies of each) together with the names of three referees. Candidates are asked to request their referees to send references direct to the College Secretary before Friday, 14 February. Applications will be acknowledged but references will not.

Oriel College is an equal opportunities employer.

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St Anne's College

Official Fellowship in English Language and Literature

In association with a Times Lecturership in English Language

The college invites applications from men and women for the post of Official Fellow and Tutor in English Language and Literature. The fellow will be required to teach the history, use, and theory of the English Language; optional papers in critical and literary theory; a post-medieval period of English Literature (the college would particularly welcome applicants with research and teaching expertise in the nineteenth century); critical commentary.

The post will be held in conjunction with a University Lecturership (CUF), which will be designated as a Times Lecturership in the English Language. The faculty would particularly welcome applications from candidates with expertise in stylistics and in other areas of the history, theory, and use of the English language.

The appointment will be tenable from 1 October 1997.

Further particulars should be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS. The closing date for applications (ten copies) is Friday, 28 February. Applicants are requested to send three copies of a chapter-length sample of their published research. St Anne's College and the University are equal opportunities employers.

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St Antony's College (Asian Studies Centre)

Cha Fund for Asian Studies

The Cha Fund provides postgraduate students who are working on research degrees in any aspect of south, south-east, and/or north-east Asian studies with grants towards the costs of their thesis research. Students from any college within the University may apply. The maximum grant available is £500, and no student who has been awarded a grant from the fund for any amount up to that limit will be eligible for another. Nor are students with probationary status, students for the M.Phil. degree, or students whose thesis deals only tangentially with Asia eligible for consideration.

Among the purposes for which grants may be given are: travel essential to thesis research, the acquisition of materials essential to thesis research, and the preparation of artwork or other material for inclusion in the completed thesis.

Grants for subsistence or for the editing of theses will not be made; nor is funding available to present papers at conferences, except when a very strong case can be made for the relevance of such a presentation to the applicant's thesis research. Candidates are expected to apply for grants before incurring expenses.

Applications for grants are considered twice a year, early in Michaelmas Term (for grants needed at any time up to the end of the following April) and early in Hilary Term (for grants needed at any time up to the end of the following September and/or during all or part of the following academic year). Applications should be made on a form available from the Secretary of the Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF, and should be submitted by the end of the fourth week of the relevant term. No awards are made during Trinity Term.

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St Hilda's College

Schoolmistress Fellowships

St Hilda's College invites applications for two Schoolmistress Fellowships, one tenable in Hilary (Spring) Term 1998 and one in Trinity (Summer) Term 1998. Candidates for a fellowship must be practising teachers engaged in sixth-form work in either schools or colleges. Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815). The closing date for applications is Monday, 10 February. St Hilda's College exists to promote excellence in education and research.

The college statutes, made under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, provide that all fellows must be women.

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St Hugh's College

Appointment of Principal's Secretary

Applications are invited for this post, vacant from mid-February. University Grade 4 salary scale, currently £11,895–£15,031 per annum, subject to review. The post requires an experienced secretary, proficient in audio-typing and preferably with word-processing skills (though training will be given if necessary). The secretary will support the Principal in his college duties and in connection with his non-college commitments.

Further particulars and application forms are available from the Secretary to the Senior Bursar, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (telphone: Oxford (2)74914). Forms are to be returned by Friday, 24 January.

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St John's College and St Catherine's College

College Lecturership in German

Applications are invited from suitably qualified men and women for a one-year College Lecturership in German, with effect from 1 October 1997. The lecturership will involve up to five hours' teaching a week for St John's College and up to three hours for St Catherine's College, and candidates should be prepared to participate in undergraduate admissions. Salary will be pro rata (two-thirds) on the incremental scale of £15,154 (at age 27 years)–£17,466, together with certain benefits and allowances.

Applications (eight copies), with details of career, research, and publications, and the names of three referees, should be sent to the College Secretary, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP, from whom further particulars may be obtained. Referees should be approached directly by candidates and requested to send their references to the College Secretary. The closing date for applications is 17 February. St John's Colege and St Catherine's College operate an equal opportunities policy, and exist to support excellence in education and research.

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University College

Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology

The college invites applications for a Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology, tenable for a period of three years from 1 October 1997. The fellowship is open to those working in any branch of the subject. The statutes permit the election of candidates under the age of thirty-five, but it is expected that the successful applicant will normally be under thirty years of age unless some factor has delayed or interrupted his or her career. A fellow not in receipt of other emoluments will receive a stipend of £12,000 per annum (under review) and will be entitled to free rooms in college (or a housing allowance) and the common meal.

The fellow may be asked to do a limited amount of teaching for the University and will receive payment for this at the usual rates. Candidates should obtain an application form from the College Secretary, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH (telephone: Oxford (2)76677, fax: (2)76790), and return this to her with a curriculum vitae together with a brief description of their current research interests and a single piece of written work for examination by 31 January.

Each application must be supported by letters from three referees. Candidates should ask referees to send their references in confidence direct to the College Secretary by the same date.

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Oxford Art Society Associates Lectures

The Oxford Art Society Associates Lectures are held on Mondays twice during each term in the Headley Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. Wine 5.15 p.m., lecture 5.45 p.m. Lecturers this year include Professor Francis Haskell on `Venetian art and English collectors of the 17th and 18th centuries' and Professor Philip Steadman on `Vermeer and the camera obscura'. Annual subscription £15. Further information from the Hon. Sec. Tel.: Oxford 558603.

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Oxford Asian Textile Group

Betsy Sterling Benjamin will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wed., 29 Jan., in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road. Subject: `Buddha's cloth: the history of Japanese resist textiles'. Visitors welcome—£1. Tel.: Oxford 554281.

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Bodleian Shop

Bodleian Shop: you will find many bargains and special prices during Jan. and Feb. and, of course, all our popular stock items such as the Bodleian Bookrest, the `Opie' jolly jotter-pads, and the Shakespeare note pad. Note: reduced opening hours from Jan. until the end of Mar.: Mon.--Fri. 9 a.m.--5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.--12.30 p.m.

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Tuition Offered

Oxford Brookes Language Services will be holding the following courses in 1997: French language weekend, 15–16 Feb.; French A-level revision weekend, 15–16 Feb.; Italian language weekend, 12–13 Apr.; Japanese for the hospitality industry, 4–5 Apr.; survival language for holiday- makers—evening courses. Further details from Marion Fry, Oxford Brookes Language Services, Oxford Brookes University, Wheatley Campus, Oxon. OX33 1HW. Tel.: Oxford 485808.

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

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

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

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.

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

 

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Domestic Services

Nursery place available: a short-term place is available for a 3– 5-year-old child at the University's Bradmore Road nursery from mid- Jan. to late Mar. For more details contact Andrew Schuller. Tel.: Oxford 267650 (day), or 556415 (evening).

 

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Situations Vacant

St Clare's, Oxford---required as soon as possible, a well-qualified tutor of Croatian to prepare a student for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature in their mother tongue. 1½--2 hours p.w. Send c.v. and covering letter to Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AL. Tel.: Oxford 552031.

Oxford University Student Union: two part-time vacancies available immediately, for term-time only: office clerk (2 days, Tue., Fri.)— 12 hours p.w.; services clerk (4 afternoons p.w.)—13 hours p.w. Please apply in writing with current c.v. to the Administrative Secretary. Oxford University Student Union, 28 Little Clarendon Street, Oxford OX1 2HU.

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Volunteer sought

Volunteer sought for University Alumni Office. `Crossed Quills' is a pen club for Oxford graduates who wish to write to other Oxonians around the world. A volunteer is sought to run this service. The office uses MS Word 6 for Windows and a basic knowledge of this software will be necessary. A few hours' work 3 or 4 times a year is required. Contact Margaret Whitehouse. Tel.: Oxford (2)78128, fax: (2)78180.

 

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Houses to Let

Charming cottage on edge of village 12 miles north-west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/study. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Beams, inglenook fire. South-facing. Very private walled patio garden. Garage. Suit caring non- smoking couple. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

Spacious 2-bedroom house in east Oxford, available for rent from the middle of Feb. for up to 2 years. Very comfortable, nicely furnished, and easy to maintain. Sitting-room, open to large kitchen, separate study/office; c.h., washing-machine, garden, etc. Very well positioned for town and east Oxford shops. Ideal for academic/professional couple. £595 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 726099.

Bardwell Road, North Oxford: large Victorian family house; 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 3 reception rooms, delightful garden. Close to the Dragon School. Available now. £2,750 p.c.m. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

Osney Island (walking distance from city centre, etc.), light and charming 2-bedroom house; 2 reception rooms (or extra double bedroom and one reception), gas c.h., unfurnished or partly furnished (negotiable). To let for 6 months in first instance, £645 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)78913 (day), or 510558 (evening).

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.

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

Short-term accommodation. Comfortable cottages in Witney, 12 miles west of Oxford. Fully furnished and well equipped. Frequent bus service to Oxford. Sleep 2/6. £695 p.c.m. or £195 p.w. Non-smokers only. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 01993 771014.

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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House available to let or for sale

Beckley: Oxford 5 miles, John Radcliffe 3 miles; 3-bedroom unfurnished bungalow to let or for sale. Idyllic rural position near village church. Available now. Rent £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 351734.

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Flats to Let

Charming flat to rent in Islip, suitable for a professional couple or single person—not for sharing. Tel.: Oxford 376094 (6–8 p.m.).

Old Kidlington: exceptional family home in wing of country house. Spacious living accommodation; 4 bedrooms, large living-room with fire, huge kitchen with Aga. Available Feb., £950 p.c.m. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

Flat at Butler Close available from end of Jan. for approx. 1 year. Sunny, south-facing maisonette comprises 2 bedrooms (the smaller one may alternatively be used as a study), living/dining-room, kitchen, bathroom, private garage. Completely modernised and comfortably furnished. Would suit visiting academic/couple. Rent in the region of £600 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 510514.

North Oxford , fully-furnished 1-bedroom flat overlooking water meadows: sitting-room with telephone and fax, kitchen with washing- machine and tumble-drier, shower/bathroom. Parking facility. Available immediately. £550 p.m., exc. council tax. Tel.: Oxford 736231.

Central North Oxford: spacious modernised flat, off Woodstock Road; double bedroom, living-room, bathroom, kitchen with dish-washer and washing-machine; gas c.h. Available mid-Jan. Tel.: Oxford 557113.

Summertown, Woodstock Road, 200 yards from shopping. One large bedroom second floor furnished flat, kitchen, bathroom, c.h., telephone. Very attractive, lots of storage space. Available on 1 Feb. (Sorry for previous autumn advertisement when the flat failed to become vacant.) Low rent of £260 p.c.m. all inc. (except water heater) for quiet and responsible long-term single tenant. Must be non-smoker and references will be required. Write or telephone to Dr S.L. Altmann, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ. Tel.: Oxford 558406.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes from city centre: two delightful and very comfortable flats in quiet, civilised family house: (1)—available now: large double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom; (2)—available Mar.: large double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 52400.

 

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Accommodation Offered

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

Study bedrooms available in woodland setting on Hinksey Hill. Well-maintained communal areas and use of swimming pool in summer. Parking. Rent £275 p.c.m., inc. council tax and utilities. No agency fees. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e- mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

Second person required to share pleasant, comfortable 3-bedroom house in North Oxford; close to town centre, colleges, Port Meadow, etc. All mod. cons., gas c.h., garden. Non-smoker only. Rent £350 p.c.m. plus share of bills. Tel.: Oxford 557017.

Rooms to let, full board or self- catering, North Oxford, close to town. Prefer short stay or extended. Full board £67.50, rooms only £45. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

Premier: properties to rent all over the city, from £500 one-bed properties to £700 p.c.m. luxury apartments and £1,000 p.c.m. family houses. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: 798087.

 

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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

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

Mature third-age male, Law, Politics, and European Studies, engaged in Oxford-based project, seeks suitable ambience for desk research, reflection, writing, whilst undertaking responsibility for a home, inc. pets, during owner's absence for extended period. Not a `green- fingered' person, used to supervising domestic staff. Will ensure household maintained meticulously. Accident-free car owner. Prefer town house, however compatibility with owner and house more important. References available. Tel.: Oxford 740519, tel./fax: 742455.

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

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

Academic couple attached to University of Texas Program at Brasenose College seek furnished house or two-bedroom flat in central Oxford from 12 July to 15 August. Alternatively, we are willing to exchange our house for that period. Contact Elizabeth Cullingford: English Department, University of Texas, Austin, Texas 78712. Fax: 512-482-9339; e-mail: eifk561@uts.cc.utexas.edu.

 

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Holiday Lets

19th-c. cottage near Woodstock with 2 bedrooms and 2 studies. Large living-room with wood- burner. Shower-room and bathroom. Available now until 20 April. Rent £750 inc. council tax and cleaner. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.

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

Lake Garda—Dolomites, near Riva- del-Garda in peaceful hillside villa with spectacular mountain panorama, self-contained accommodation for two, May–Oct. Separate garden entrance with patio; private facilities; £45–£55 p.n. Excursions to the Dolomites, Trento, opera at the Arena Verona. Botanic gardens. Wine tastings. Tel./fax: 0039 464 518559 or 0171-987 5604 (English spoken).

 

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Houses for Sale

Fascinating St Clement's property, currently a boutique, c.1820, on 3 floors with basement. Many charming features: iron range, exposed beams, original fireplaces, stone-flagged cellarage covering area of house. Period front door and window on street to 2 large rooms and pretty stairs, landing, parlour, kitchen with Belfast sink, stairs, double bedroom, landing and new bathroom; loft. Each room has gas, for installation of c.h. Plenty of scope for further improvements. Situation: quaint village-like community with small eateries and interesting shops on direct route to London yet close to colleges. £93,000 negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 727037.

Attractive semi-detached house in Headington. Sought-after location close to shops, schools, and buses to city centre and London. Four bedrooms (inc. loft conversion), spacious through-lounge, d.g. bay windows, kitchen/breakfast-room with utility area, gas c.h.; 90-ft. rear garden, garage. Offers in region of £120,000. Tel.: Oxford (2)77015/(2)74443 (day), or 63284 (evenings and weekends); e-mail: ppb@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

Large Edwardian house in Divinity Road, with 4/5 bedrooms, lounge, book-room, breakfast-room, family room and 2 bathrooms. Attractive garden. Easy access to Brookes University, John Radcliffe and other hospitals and to central Oxford. We are emigrating so the house is ready for immediate occupancy. Tel. (London): 0181-997 3029/8556.

 

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Flat for Sale

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


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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 17 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egypt of the Pharaohs', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Saturday 18 January

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sunday 19 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.

THE REVD RICHARD SMAIL preaches (Latin Litany and Sermon), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 20 January

SIR CRISPIN TICKELL: `Greenery and governance' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR G. EFSTATHIOU: `The future of the universe' (Green College Lectures: `The shape of things to come'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 21 January

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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

MR D. WILLETTS, MP, and Dr Tony Wright, MP: `Reform of parliament' (lecture series: `The constraints on British governments: how much difference can a change of governing party now make?'), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (open to all members of the University).

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Wednesday 22 January

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

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

DR A. PELOSI: `Psychosocial wellness: meeting the health and social care needs of refugees' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Forced migration and psychological well-being'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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Thursday 23 January

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

DR T. DRAGADZE: `Violence by women in war situations' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR LORD RENFREW: `Approaches to world linguistic diversity' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

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Friday 24 January

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

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

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

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

J. GITTINGS: `The challenge of political reform: China after Deng' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 26 January

PROFESSOR KEVIN CATHCART preaches the Macbride Sermon, Hertford, 10 a.m.

PRIVATE FILM-SHOWING: In Love and War (Professor Richard Attenborough's latest film), Phoenix Cinema, 1 p.m. (admission free to members of the University, no reservations), followed by question-and- answer session. (For details of a related lecture by Professor Attenborough, see under 28 January, below.)

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Monday 27 January

PROFESSOR S. BUCK: `How the Constitution has shaped American environmental policy' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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

DR J. LOVELOCK: `The life expectancy of life on earth' (Green College Lectures: `The shape of things to come'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 28 January

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

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. STRINGER: `The evolution of Homo sapiens: fossil and genetic evidence' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. KENNETH BAKER, MP, and Ms M. Hodge, MP: `Returning power to local government?' (lecture series: `The constraints on British governments: how much difference can a change of governing party now make?'), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (open to all members of the University).

LORD ATTENBOROUGH (Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre), and Diana Hawkins: `Making a movie', Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m. (For details of related film-showing, see under 26 January, above.)

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Wednesday 29 January

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

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

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

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

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Thursday 30 January

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

DR J.L. WILSON: `What price verisimilitude? Photography and the reproduction of books and manuscripts in the nineteenth century' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

K. CHALKEA: `Gender, hierarchy, and development in a Sarakatsani nomad pastoralist community of Epirus, Greece' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

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

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Friday 31 January

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to sculpture in western art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: `The nation as "moral community" or "business firm"?' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

D. TOMLINSON: `Post-evangelical theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

P. MONTAGNON: `China's economic success: prospects and implications' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 1 February

REFUGEE STUDIES PROGRAMME meeting: `Towards understanding the crisis in the Great Lakes region', Nissan Building, St Antony's, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (registration at door, £5).

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Sunday 2 February

THE REVD DR MAURICE WILES preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 3 February

BODLEAN LIBRARY exhibitions open: `Keeper's choice'—a selection of the acquisitions made during the tenure of the retiring Keeper of Printed Books; and `Land and lineage: the world of the nobility and gentry in England, 1500–1700' (both until 3 May). DR J. BURGESS: `The economics of tropical forest land use options' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. GRAY: `The future of human society' (Green College Lectures: `The shape of things to come'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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