16 May 1996



<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 16 May 1996: University Acts<br />

University Acts


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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL


1 Status of Master of Arts

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

PETER ALEXANDER, St Antony's College

PAUL TRISTRAM LUTZ CASTELL, Wolfson College

MAHOMED AYOB DADA, Department of Cellular Science

RHYS DAVID EVANS, D.PHIL., Keble College

AMANDA JANE FIFE, Nuffield Department of Pathology and
Bacteriology

MARTIN FLEMINGER, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

WILLIAM STUART FREDERICK PICKERING, Institute of Social and
Cultural Anthropology

DOUGLAS CHARLES THOMSON, University Offices

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2 Register of Congregation

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

Alexander, P., MA status, St Antony's

Castell, P.T.L., MA status, Wolfson

Dada, M.A., MA status, Department of Cellular Science

Evans, R.D., MA status, D.Phil., Keble

Fife, A.J., MA status, Nuffield Department of Pathology and
Bacteriology

Fleminger, M., MA status, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Gardner, L.M., MA, St John's

Pickering, W.S.F., MA status, Institute of Social and Cultural
Anthropology

Sheehy, J.P., MA, D.Phil., Magdalen

Thomson, D.C., MA status, University Offices

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CONGREGATION 14 May


1 Declaration of approval of unopposed
Statutes promulgated on 23 April

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor
declared the Statutes (1) concerning the Lyell Bequest, (2)
concerning the Bodleian Library, and (3) concerning the Gibbs Prizes
approved.


2 Promulgation of Statutes

Forms of Statutes were promulgated. No notice of opposition having
been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the preambles carried of the
proposed Statutes (1) establishing the Degree of Master of Business
Administration, and (2) adding the four newly created societies to
the cycle for the election of the Proctors and the Assessor.

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

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

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 16 May 1996: University Agenda<br />

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CONGREGATION 18 May 2.30 p.m.


Conferment of Honorary Degree

The Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, approved by
Special Resolution of Congregation on 19 March 1996, will be
conferred upon SIR ASHLEY PONSONBY, BT, KCVO, MC.

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CONGREGATION 20 May


Degree by Special Resolution

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

FIONN PATRICK EDWARD DUNNE, Hertford College

ANNE WATSON, Linacre College

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CONGREGATION 13 June


Election

Vice-Chancellorship, Nominating Committee for the

Vacancy: One (not being also a member of Council)

Retiring member: The Revd P.J.M. Southwell (not re-eligible)

Period from MT 1996: 4 years

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 May, and similar nomination by six members
of Congregation up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 3 June.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name
and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are not so
shown may not be published.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 16 May 1996: Notices<br />

Notices


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    SEDLEIAN PROFESSORSHIP OF NATURAL PHILOSOPHY

    JOHN MACLEOD BALL (MA Cambridge, D.PHIL. Sussex), Professor of
    Applied Analysis, Heriot-Watt University, has been appointed to the
    professorship with effect from 1 October 1996.

    Professor Ball will be a fellow of Queen's College.

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    LAURENCE BINYON MEMORIAL PRIZE 1996

    The Prize has been awarded to SUZANNE MILLS, Wadham College.

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    DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

    The Department for Continuing Education exists to make the University
    accessible to men and women in ways which complement the University's
    provision for its resident members. Each year the department mounts
    several hundred courses, either part-time or short full-time,
    covering most subjects taught within the University (except
    management and clinical medicine). Courses last anything from one day
    to ten weeks (full time), and between ten weeks and two years on a
    part-time basis. During recent sessions about 11,000 students have
    enrolled annually for the department's courses, the average length of
    study being twenty hours.

    Apart from a large number of individual members of the
    University who offer courses or give lectures, the Department for
    Continuing Education works in co-operation with an increasing number
    of other departments and faculties throughout the University. It
    welcomes expressions of interest from individuals and departments who
    wish to become involved in or to explore continuing education
    activities.

    The department's main provision is organised through three
    programme offices (see below), each of which is able to provide more
    detailed information on current and forthcoming activities. In
    addition, the Kellogg Residential Centre, when not being used for
    courses, can occasionally be made available for conferences and other
    residential meetings.

    The Public Programmes Office

    This office (Director: Mr R.T. Rowley) offers to the public a wide
    range of study opportunities in most academic disciplines through
    part-time day, evening, and short residential courses. Although most
    programmes have open entry and require no formal entry
    qualifications, an increasing number are award-bearing, at access,
    undergraduate, or postgraduate level, and many of these call for
    evidence of suitable entry requirements. During the summer the
    department offers one-week residential study opportunities, mainly
    for domestic students, through the Oxford University Summer School
    for Adults based at Rewley House, and the Oxford Experience, based at
    Christ Church. A range of study tours is also available to various
    parts of Europe and further afield. The department also runs the
    Rewley House Film Theatre on Sunday evenings during term. Individuals
    interested in offering courses or in contributing to other programmes
    are invited to contact the office.

    Details of all courses are publicised in annual prospectuses,
    or are available at any time from the department (telephone:
    (2)70312).

    The Continuing Professional Development Office

    Short and extended courses

    This office (Director: Mr P.G. Combey) draws on departments and
    faculties throughout the University to offer courses designed to meet
    the needs of individuals and groups drawn from industry, the
    professions, commerce, and academia. Courses vary from one- or two-
    day intensive updating courses based on the latest academic research,
    to longer courses enabling professionals to review advances in
    specialised fields, and acquire new areas of expertise and additional
    qualifications. Areas covered include engineering, law, information
    technology and computing, mathematics and statistics, education,
    biomedical science, and social studies. Contributors to courses
    include Oxford academics and research staff, and experts from other
    universities and organisations in the UK and abroad.

    Conferences/Seminars/Workshops

    The CPD Office is also able to offer a conference organisation and
    management service to colleagues within the University and other
    organisations. The CPD Office has specialist skills in running
    national and international meetings, and more than fifteen years'
    collective experience of organising and managing conferences,
    seminars, and training courses for up to 500 delegates. The Centre
    provides a `total conference package' which combines the best of
    personal service with the highest professional standards.

    Services offered include the following:

    • Conference planning and academic support
    • Budget preparation and account management
    • Venue sourcing, including residential accommodation, lecture
      theatres, hotels, and catering support
    • Organisation of exhibitions and displays, design and provision of
      publicity
    • Promotion/advertising/marketing support
    • Mailing; compilation of databases
    • Sourcing possible sponsorship
    • Organisation of social programmes, excursions and tours
    • Translation and interpretation services, technical and audio-
      visual support
    • Pre-registration management and on-site registration services,
      preparation of pre-prints, binders, badges
    • Post-conference reports and proceedings

    Further details are available from Oxford (2)70361.

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    The International Programmes Office

    This office (Director: Dr A. Hawkins) offers a wide range of courses
    to undergraduates, graduates, and continuing education students from
    around the world. These courses include year-long full-time
    programmes for Japanese graduates and diplomats from the Republic of
    China, Taiwan, as well as a large number of three- or four-week
    courses held during the summer for students from Europe and North
    America. Programmes are held in partnership with institutions such as
    the Smithsonian Institution, the University of California at
    Berkeley, Duke University, the University of Virginia, and
    Northwestern University in America. International Programmes also
    works with the British Council, the European Commission, and the ODA,
    as well as offering courses in partnership with the Bodleian Library
    and many other colleges and departments within the University.
    Subjects covered in these courses include topics from law and
    industrial relations through to archaeology, art history, and the
    physical and biological sciences. Tutors are drawn from Oxford
    academic and research staff, and expertise is also recruited from
    outside the University. Programmes vary in size from small groups of
    twenty students to larger programmes of over 200 participants. During
    the summer many residential International Programmes, including the
    Oxford University Summer Programmes in English Literature and in
    History, Politics, and Society, are held in colleges throughout
    Oxford, in addition to those held at the Rewley House Residential
    Centre. Over the next few years the range of courses offered by the
    International Programmes Office will be expanded, drawing in more
    students from Europe, Japan, other countries in the Far East, and
    from elsewhere around the world.

    As the work of the International Programmes Office expands,
    approaches would be welcomed from those colleges, departments, and
    other institutions which have accommodation from which they would
    like to generate further income or from individuals with suitable
    qualifications interested in teaching on international programmes.
    Telephone: (2)70456.

    Enquiries should be directed to the numbers given above.
    General enquiries may be directed to the Director of the Department
    (Dr G.P. Thomas), at the Department for Continuing Education, 1
    Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA.

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    NATIONAL MUSIC MONTH

    The following events for National Music Month will be held on
    Saturdays in the Bate Collection (Music Faculty), and in both
    galleries of the Pitt Rivers Museum. All of the events are free, but
    are not open to groups of unaccompanied children.

    For contact information, see under `National Museums Week' below.

    1 June

    10.30 a.m., Bate Collection: `The Devil's Violin'.
    Explore the Bate Collection and listen to stories about musical
    instruments.

    3 p.m., Pitt Rivers, Balfour Building: `The Lion on the
    Path'. Musical stories from Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the
    Caribbean.

    8 June

    10.30 a.m., Bate Collection: Gamelan for all—an
    introductory session.

    2 p.m., Pitt Rivers, Balfour Building: `Making Music'.
    Instrument maker Francis Wood will show some of the ways to make
    simple instruments.

    15 June

    10.30 a.m., Bate Collection: `Natural Horns'—an
    illustrated talk on the instruments in the collection, with Jonathan
    Harris and Bradley Stauchen.

    2 p.m., Pitt Rivers, Main Building: `Musical
    Mysteries'—a gallery talk.

    22 June

    10.30 a.m., Bate Collection: `Solve the Crossword', and
    other musical trails.

    2 p.m., Pitt Rivers, Balfour Building: `Mechanical
    Magic'—a look at barrels, cylinders, and rolls.

    29 June

    2–4 p.m., Pitt Rivers, Balfour Building: English
    music—Northumbrian pipes, Morris dancing, and bell-ringing.

    30 June

    2–4 p.m., Pitt Rivers, Balfour Building: North Indian
    music—workshops and performance with singer Shantaram V.
    Kashalkar and tablas Pandit Sharda Sahai and Caroline Howard-Jones,
    with participation by the audience on `Western' instruments.

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    NATIONAL MUSEUMS WEEK

    Pitt Rivers Museum and the Bate Collection

    The following events for National Museums Week will be held in the
    Pitt Rivers Museum and in the Bate Collection.

    18 May, 3 p.m., Pitt Rivers Main Building: `Magical
    Helpers'—a talk on witches and magic, for parents and children
    over six, by Pomme Clayton.

    25–6 May, 10.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m., Bate
    Collection
    : open weekend, including an opportunity to observe
    or to participate in the Bow-rehairing weekend with Andrew Bellis
    (see under `Bate Collection' above).

    Competitions: separate competitions will be held for
    children and adults to identify mystery objects in the Bate
    Collection and in the Balfour Building of the Pitt Rivers Museum.

    University Museum and the Pitt Rivers Museum

    `America North, America South' is the title of the first joint open
    evening to be arranged by the two museums, on Thursday, 23 May,
    5–7.30 p.m. Special family activities on an American theme will
    be held. Admission is free.

    For further information, telephone: the University Museum—Oxford
    (2)72950/65; the Pitt Rivers Museum—(2)72927; the Bate
    Collection—(2)76139.

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    CONCERTS


    Balliol College

    The University Members Concert

    BIRANDA FORD, Music Scholar, St Peter's College, will perform the
    following violin works at 9 p.m. on Sunday, 26 May, in the hall,
    Balliol College: Beethoven, Sonata op. 30, no. 1; Schubert, Sonatina
    in A minor; Kreisler, Praeludium Allegro; Franck,
    Sonata.


    Trinity College

    THE DUKE STRING QUARTET, the resident quartet at Trinity College,
    will perform works by Bartók, Ives, and Schubert at 8.30 p.m.
    on Thursday, 23 May, in the chapel, Trinity College. Admission is
    free.





    <br /> Oxford University Gazette, 16 May 1996: Lectures<br />

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    CHERWELL-SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 1996

    PROFESSOR U. AMALDI, University of Milan and European Laboratory for
    Particle Physics, CERN, will deliver the Cherwell-Simon Memorial
    Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 24 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the
    Zoology/Psychology Building.

    Subject: `When nothing is something: a history of the
    vacuum.'

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    O'DONNELL LECTURE IN CELTIC STUDIES
    1995–6

    PROFESSOR DONATIEN LAURENT, Directeur de recherche, CNRS, and
    Directeur du Centre de recherche bretonne et celtique,
    Université de Bretagne occidentale, will deliver the O'Donnell
    Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 May, in Room 2, the Taylor
    Institution.

    Subject: `Ronan's eyes: duality tamed in Breton folk
    culture.'

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    MAURICE LUBBOCK MEMORIAL LECTURE

    DR D. CRABB will deliver a Maurice Lubbock Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m.
    on Friday, 31 May, in the Department of Engineering Science.

    Subject: `A history of the automobile engine,
    1970–2014.'

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    WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN
    COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

    The seminar which PROFESSOR MARTHA C. NUSSBAUM will give on Thursday,
    23 May, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College, will start at 3 p.m.
    (not, as previously notified, at 5 p.m.).

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    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Department of Plant Sciences

    Amendment to published notice

    The talk by DR K. PALLET (Rhône-Poulenc Agriculture Ltd.),
    which was to have been given on 23 May, will now be given on Tuesday,
    21 May, at 4 p.m., in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant
    Sciences.

    Subject: `The role of biochemistry and molecular biology
    in new herbicide discovery.'

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    CLINICAL MEDICINE

    Department of Clinical Geratology

    The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the
    Seminar Room, the Department of Clinical Geratology, the Radcliffe
    Infirmary.

    A Journal Club meeting will be held on 19 June.

    Convener: N. Qizilabash, MA status, D.Phil., Clinical
    Lecturer in Clinical Geratology.

    DR R. MCSHANE

    22 May: `Use of neuroleptics in dementia.'

    R. STAVELY

    29 May: `Bereavement support for the elderly.'

    PROFESSOR D. SACKETT

    5 June: `Evidence-based medicine.'

    DR J. PORTER

    12 June: `Cardiology and the elderly.'

    DR C. BAIGENT

    26 June: `Anti-platelet therapy in the elderly.'

    DR R. FITZPATRICK

    3 July: `Quality of life in Parkinson's disease.'

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    LAW, SOCIAL STUDIES

    The function of law in the international community

    Amended notice

    The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the
    Old Library, All Souls College.

    This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 18
    April, p. 942.

    Conveners: I. Brownlie, D.Phil., DCL, Chichele Professor
    of Public International Law, and E.A. Roberts, MA, Montague Burton
    Professor of International Relations.

    PROFESSOR BROWNLIE

    22 May: `Boundary problems and the formation of new
    states.'

    PROFESSOR C. GREENWOOD, LSE

    29 May: `Criminal prosecution for breaches of
    international law: the Yugoslav and Rwanda Tribunals.'

    SIR ROBERT JENNINGS, QC, Cambridge

    5 June: `The contribution of the International
    Court of Justice.'

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    MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

    PROFESSOR ALOIS WIERLACHER, Universität Bayreuth, will lecture
    at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 May, in the Taylor Institution.

    Convener: T.J. Reed, MA, Taylor Professor of the German
    Language and Literature.

    Subject: `Interkulturelle Germanistik: zu
    Entwicklungsgeschichte und Pragmatik eines neuen Studienkonzepts.'


    PROFESSOR DORRIT COHN, Harvard, will lecture at 5 p.m. on
    Monday, 27 May, in the Taylor Institution.

    Convener: T.J. Reed, MA, Taylor Professor of the German
    Language and Literature.

    Subject: `Freud's case histories and the question of
    fictionality.'

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    Graduate seminar in Portuguese

    DR M. DINNEEN, Southampton, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on
    Wednesday, 22 May, in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

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

    Subject: `The use of popular culture in the literature of
    north-east Brazil: Suassuna and Amado.'

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    Graduate seminar in Spanish studies

    The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in
    the Taylor Institution. They will take place on Tuesdays, except for
    the meeting to be held on Wednesday, 12 June.

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

    XOSÉ LUÍS DE TORO

    21 May: `La revista Nós: la
    emergencia de los intelectuales gallegos en los años
    veinte.' (In conjunction with the Centre for Galician
    Studies
    )

    MRS R. CLARK, Cambridge

    28 May: `The case for the dragon: the Church and
    dissidence in post-war Catalonia in the novels of Juan
    Marsé.'

    M. MORENO, Durham

    4 June: `Tableros y ajedreces en un Ms. de la
    British Library.'

    A. GEOGHEGAN

    12 June: `Lorca's drawings.'

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    ORIENTAL STUDIES

    Lectures in Japanese History

    PROFESSOR J.B. MASS will lecture as follows at 9 a.m. on Mondays and
    Fridays in sixth, seventh, and eighth weeks of term in Lecture Room
    1, the Oriental Institute.

    Subject: `Land and society in pre-modern Japan.'

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    PHYSICAL SCIENCES

    Plasma seminar

    PROFESSOR AMEMIYA RIKEN, Japan, will give a seminar at 4 p.m. on
    Tuesday, 21 May, in Lecture Room 6, eighth floor, the Thom Building.


    Convener: `Plasma containing negative ions.'

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    SOCIAL STUDIES

    MR D.S. BRODER, reporter and analyst, The Washington
    Post
    , will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 May, in the Large
    Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

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

    Subject: `American politics: 1996 and beyond.'


    PROFESSOR HARRISON C. WHITE, Columbia, will lecture at 4 p.m. on
    Friday, 31 May, in Barnett House, Wellington Square.

    Convener: M. Hechter, MA, University Lecturer in
    Sociology.

    Subject: `Markets, hierarchies, and social networks.'

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    BODLEIAN LIBRARY

    Oxford Seminars in Cartography

    P. BARBER, Deputy Map Librarian, British Library, will lecture at 5
    p.m. on Thursday, 23 May, in the Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae,
    Schools Quadrangle, Bodleian Library.

    Subject: `Something old, something new, something
    borrowe, something blue: maps in the collection of Sir Robert Cotton,
    1571–1631.'

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    MCDONNELL–PEW CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE
    NEUROSCIENCE AND THE MRC RESEARCH CENTRE IN BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR

    Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar and Astor Lecture

    PROFESSOR BOB SHAPLEY, New York University, will give a seminar at 1
    p.m. on Thursday, 23 May, in the Sherrington Room, the University
    Laboratory of Physiology.

    Subject: `Perception and cortical responses to illusory
    contours.'


    Cortical vision symposium

    This symposium will be held on Monday, 20 May, 2–6.30 p.m., in
    the Large Lecture Theatre, the University Laboratory of Physiology.
    Those wishing to attend should contact Ms K. Hartwell (telephone:
    Oxford (2)72476, e-mail: katherine.hartwell@physiol.ox.ac.uk).

    PROFESSOR BOB SHAPLEY, New York University

    2 p.m.: `Luminance and colour patterns from retina
    to cortex.' (Astor Lecture)

    DR D. TOLHURST, Cambridge

    2.45 p.m.: `How neurons in cortex code the contrast
    in natural scenes.'

    PROFESSOR BILL NEWSOME, Stanford

    3.30 p.m.: `Single cells and the perception of
    motion.'

    DR J. JACK

    4.45 p.m.: `On the complexity of simple cells.'

    PROFESSOR H. BARLOW, Cambridge

    5.30 p.m.: `The role of simple cells: a new
    interpretation.'

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    ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE UNIT

    Special seminar

    PROFESSOR WILLETT KEMPTON, Assistant Professor, College of Marine
    Studies, University of Delaware, will speak at a special seminar to
    be held at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 20 May, in the Main Lecture Theatre,
    the School of Geography.

    Subject: `Cultural models of the environment.'

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    PHONETICS LABORATORY

    The speaking brain: an interdisciplinary series of seminars

    The following talks will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in Room 207,
    the Centre for Linguistics and Philology, Walton Street.

    Convener: J.S. Coleman, MA, University Lecturer in
    Phonetics.

    DR C. MUMMERY, Institute of Neurology, London

    24 May: `Imaging words in the brain—from
    perception to meaning.'

    DR G. GREEN, Newcastle

    31 May: `How does the auditory system analyse the
    acoustic features of speech?'


    Cancellation of seminars

    The seminars which were to have been given by Professor M. Halle on 4
    June and 5 June have been cancelled.

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    BALLIOL COLLEGE

    PROFESSOR J.A. MACGILLIVRAY, Columbia, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on
    Friday, 24 May, in the Old Senior Common Room, Balliol College.

    Convener: N. Momigliano, MA, Richard Bradford MmConnell
    Research Fellow in Aegean Archaeology, Balliol College.

    Subject: `Evand and Knossos—the archaeology of myths
    and ideals.'

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    MANSFIELD COLLEGE

    Interdisciplinary seminar: animals and why they matter

    PROFESSOR B. KLUG, St Xavier University, Chicago, and PROFESSOR D.
    ROBINSON, Georgetown University, will speak at this seminar, to be
    held on Friday, 7 June, 4–6 p.m., in the Council Room, Mansfield
    College. The meeting will be chaired by The Revd Professor Andrew
    Linzey, from whom further information may be obtained (telephone:
    Oxford (2)70983).

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    TRINITY COLLEGE


    Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture

    NADIME GORDIMER will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at
    5 p.m. on Friday, 31 May, in the St Cross Building.

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    OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY
    FORUM

    DR C. STRAY, Swansea, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 May, in
    Rewley House. All are welcome to attend.

    Subject: `Idiosyncrasy and idiolexis in Victorian
    England: the Mushri–English Dictionary.'

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    OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

    DR MARGARET BENT and DR KEVIN BROWNLEE will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on
    Thursday, 23 May, in Bostar Hall, University College. Wine will be
    served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

    Subject: `Icarus, Phaeton, Haman: Fauvel and Dante.'

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    <br /> Oxford University Gazette, 16 May 1996: Grants and Funding<br />

    Grants and Research Funding


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    <br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 16 May 1996: Examinations and Boards<br />

    Examinations and Boards


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    GENERAL BOARD OF THE FACULTIES

    Procedure for submission of dissertations, extended essays,
    and other similar material to ensure anonymity of candidates in
    undergraduate and taught course graduate examinations

    In 1993, following a decision in principle by Council that,
    unless the circumstances of the examination made it impossible,
    candidates' work for undergraduate and taught graduate degree
    examinations should be anonymous at the point at which it was
    assessed, the General Board reviewed the existing practice and
    asked boards and committees to put this into effect. So, from
    1993 (or 1994, if implementation was impractical in 1993)
    dissertations and extended essays have carried only candidates'
    examination numbers on submission to the Examination Schools.

    Experience of these procedures had highlighted the difficulty
    caused by a dissertation, extended essay, or other similar
    material being accompanied (as is required) by a signed statement
    that it is the candidate's own work: an immediate link can be
    made between the signed name in the statement and the candidate
    number which the submitted work should bear, and the principle
    of anonymity for examination candidates is undermined. The Board
    has decided that henceforward the signed statement should be
    submitted separately in a sealed envelope to the chairman of
    examiners (the sole examiner to have the list linking candidate
    names to numbers).

    A number of changes in regulations for final honour schools, with
    effect from 1 October 1996 (for first examination in 1997), have
    already been published in the Gazette; other changes
    to give effect to this change from the same date are being made
    editorially.

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    CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

    With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations
    made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 31 May.


    1 Board of the Faculty of English Language and
    Literature

    Honour School of English Language and Literature

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

    In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 217, l. 15, delete `One typed copy'
    and substitute `Two typed copies'.




    2 Board of the Faculty of Law

    With immediate effect

    (a) Honour School of Jurisprudence

    1 In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 260, l. 25,
    after `Comparative Law: Contract' insert `(French)'.

    2 Ibid., p. 261, l. 40, after
    `COMPARATIVE LAW: CONTRACT' insert `(French) (French and English Legal
    Systems and Law of Contract)'.

    (b) Diploma in Legal Studies

    In
    Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 901, delete ll. 23–4 and
    substitute: `1. The examination for the diploma shall be in each Trinity Term.'

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    DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF DIVINITY

    The Board of the Faculty of Theology has granted leave to K. CRACKNELL,
    Lincoln, to supplicate for the Degree of Bachelor of Divinity. The evidence
    submitted by the candidate was entitled: `Theologians and missionaries
    encountering world religions 1846–1914'.


    EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF
    PHILOSOPHY

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

    Biological Sciences

    S.E. RANKIN, Worcester: `Lipid–protein interactions and nicotinic
    acetylcholine receptor function'.

    University Laboratory of Physiology, Tuesday, 21 May, 2 p.m.

    Examiners: J.C. Ellory, A.G. Lee.

    M.S. TSIANTIS, New College: `Regulation of V-atpase gene expression by ionic
    stress in higher plants'.

    Department of Plant Sciences, Monday, 27 May, 2 p.m.

    Examiners: N.J. Robinson, M.D. Fricker.

    Clinical Medicine

    J.T. NORWICH, Wolfson: `The sequence characterisation of alpha-globin
    haplotypes in human populations'.

    Department of Biochemistry, Tuesday, 21 May, 1.30 p.m.

    Examiners: K.E. Davies, J. Armour.

    Physical Sciences

    T. ARGLES, St Anne's: `Tectonometamorphic studies in the crustal envelope of
    mantle peridotites in the Western Betic Cordillera, southern Spain'.

    Department of Earth Sciences, Wednesday, 19 June, 10 a.m.

    Examiners: G. Droop, J. Dewey.

    M. ZINKIN, Linacre: `Neutron and X-ray scattering studies of Rb2 Zn Cl4,
    frustrated pyrochlore magnets and Nz'.

    Sub-department of Theoretical Physics, Wednesday, 29 May, 11 a.m.

    Examiners: P.W. Mitchell, J.T. Chalker.

    Physiological Sciences

    CHIUN-CHIEN HUANG, Linacre: `Membrane transport and intracellular calcium
    regulation in erythroleukemic cells'.

    University Laboratory of Physiology, Thursday, 30 May, 2.30 p.m.

    Examiners: G.W. Stewart, R.J. Wilkins.

    Social Studies

    W. BARRY, Merton: `The missile design bureaux and Soviet manned space
    policy 1953–70'.

    Wolfson, Wednesday, 29 May, 10.30 a.m.

    Examiners: C.M. Davis, J. Erickson.

    S.S.-L. CHEN, Nuffield: `John Locke, toleration, and liberalism'.

    St Catherine's, Tuesday, 18 June, 3 p.m.

    Examiners: R. Plant, D.A. Lloyd Thomas.

    Theology

    A.T. GRAY, Wolfson: `Hell: an analysis of some major twentieth century
    attempts to defend the doctrine of hell'.

    Trinity, Friday, 24 May, 10 a.m.

    Examiners: T.S.M. Williams, T. Hart.

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    EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF
    LETTERS

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

    Music

    A. HUSAIN-NAVIATTI, Christ Church: `Mendelssohn's Lobgesang:
    the genesis of the symphony-cantata and a critical edition of its original
    version'.

    Faculty of Music, Friday, 24 May, 3 p.m.

    Examiners: J.C.A. Brown, B.L. Trowell.

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    <br /> Oxford University Gazette, 16 May 1996: Colleges<br />

    Colleges, Halls, and Societies


    Contents of this section:

    • OBITUARIES


    • MEMORIAL SERVICE

    • ELECTIONS

    • NOTICES:

      • Balliol College

      • Corpus Christi College

      • Hertford College

      • Lady Margaret Hall and St Antony's College

      • Lincoln College

      • New College and Worcester College

      • Oriel College

      • St Anne's College

      • St Hilda's College

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        OBITUARIES


        Merton College

        RONALD SCOTTHORN WILKINSON, 20 April 1996; commoner 1939–44.
        Aged 75.

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        New College and Worcester College

        GEOFFREY SHARMAN DAWES, CBE, MA, M.SC., DM, FRS, FRCP, FRCOG, FACOG,
        HON. FAAP, 6 May 1996; exhibitioner, New College, 1936–9;
        Tutorial Fellow, Worcester College, 1946–8, Supernumerary Fellow
        1950–67, Professorial Fellow 1967–85, Emeritus Fellow from
        1985. Aged 78.

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        MEMORIAL SERVICE


        Christ Church

        A Memorial Service for DR CAROLINE FRASER will be held at 3 p.m. on
        Saturday, 25 May, in Christ Church Cathedral.

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        ELECTIONS


        Nuffield College

        To a Faculty Fellowship:

        HYUN SONG SHIN, BA, D.PHIL.,
        Professor of Economics, University of Southampton

        To Prize Research Fellowships:

        KARIN FIERKE (BA Concordia, PH.D. Amsterdam), University of Minnesota

        CECILIA GARCIA-PEÑALOSA, D.PHIL. (BA Cambridge),
        Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

        MAYAMIKO KACHINGWE, BA, M.PHIL., Nuffield College

        MICHAEL ROWE (BA London), Cambridge

        MARC STEARS, BA, Nuffield College

        FEDERICO VARESE (Laurea, Bologna, M.PHIL. Cambridge), Nuffield
        College

        To a Research Fellowship:

        JURGEN DOORNIK, D.PHIL. (M.SC.
        Amsterdam), Nuffield College

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        To Norman Chester Senior Research Fellowships:

        MAIRE NI BHROLCHAIN (BA, M.SC. Dublin, PH.D. Southampton), Senior
        Lecturer in Population Studies, University of Southampton

        ANDREW ABBOTT (BA Harvard, MA, PH.D. Chicago), Professor in
        Sociology, University of Chicago

        To a Guardian Research Fellowship:

        JOHN RYLE, MA,
        Anthropology and Ecology Editor, The Times

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        St Catherine's College

        To a Kolkhorst Scholarship:

        KERSTY A. RODEN, formerly of
        Queen Mary's High School, Walsall

        To a College Exhibition:

        ADAM B. CRANFIELD, formerly of
        Woodhouse College, London

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        St Edmund Hall

        To Principal (with effect from 1 August 1996):

        HIS HONOUR
        STEPHEN TUMIM

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        St Hilda's College

        To a FitzRandolph Scholarship in Law:

        HELEDD WILLIAMS,
        formerly of Maes Garmon High School, Mold

        To a Nuffield Exhibition in Philosophy and Psychology:

        NICOLE DE ZOYSA, formerly of St Bernard's Convent School, Slough

        To a Hewitt Exhibition in Oriental Studies (Chinese):

        KATHERINE OLLEY, formerly of Tonbridge Grammar School for Girls

        To an Allen Exhibition in English:

        DEBORAH PHILLIPS,
        formerly of East Devon College, Tiverton

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        NOTICES


        Balliol College


        Six-hour Lecturership in English

        The college proposes, if a suitable candidate applies, to appoint a six-hour
        Lecturer in English from Michaelmas Term 1996 for one year in the first
        instance. The lecturer should be prepared to teach Victorian and Twentieth-
        Century English Literature for Honour Moderations, together with the relevant
        literary optional subjects. It is also expected that the lecturer will be able to
        teach some optional subjects in the modern period for the Final Honour
        School.

        The lecturer will also be expecteed to assist with the
        administration of the subject, with pastoral care of students, and with
        entrance.

        The lecturer will be required to teach up to six hours a week
        and will receive, in addition to the normal rates for tuition, a retainer of
        £930 per annum, an entertainment allowance, and certain common room
        rights. Applicants should indicate their teaching experience, and state which
        options they would be able to teach. They should give the names of two
        referees whom they should ask to write directly to the Senior Tutor.
        Applications and references must reach the Senior Tutor, Balliol College,
        Oxford OX1 3B J, by 27 May at the latest. It is expected to interview
        short-listed candidates during the week beginning 3 June.

        The college is
        an equal opportunities employer.

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        Corpus Christi College


        Appointment of Librarian in Charge

        The college wishes to appoint a Librarian in Charge from 1 October 1996. The
        appointee will be responsible (under the supervision of the Fellow Librarian)
        for the day-to-day running of the reading rooms (which house the modern
        collection) and the muniment rooms (which house the college's manuscripts,
        early printed books, and archives). The person appointed will be a graduate.
        Preference will be given to applicants who have a formal qualification in
        librarianship, but not to the exclusion of those with equivalent appropriate
        experience. Computerised cataloguing skills are essential. The appointee will
        be entitled to membership of the senior common room and to free lunches and
        dinners. The starting salary will be in the range £16,628–£21,519
        depending on age, qualifications, and experience.

        Further details can be
        obtained from the College Administrator, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1
        4JF, to whom applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae and
        including the names of three referees should be sent by post, fax (Oxford
        793121), or e-mail (college.office@ccc.ox. ac.uk) to arrive by 14 June. The
        referees should be asked to send references directly to the College
        Administrator to arrive by the same date. It is expected that short-listed
        candidates will be interviewed on 25 June.

        The college is actively committed
        to the principle of equality of opportunity for all suitably qualified candidates
        and exists to promote excellence in research.

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        Hertford College


        Appointment of EFL Teachers

        EFL teachers are required to teach parties of visiting Japanese students for
        various periods from 20 July to 8 September. The minimum qualification
        needed is the RSA Preparatory Certificate, plus experience.

        A fee of
        £1,000, 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 Friday, 31 May.

        Hertford College is an equal opportunities
        employer and exists to promote excellence in education and research.

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        Lady Margaret Hall and St Antony's College


        Appointment of Full-time Computing Officer

        A full-time Computing Officer is required to provide technical IT and network
        support for both colleges. Responsibilities include user support for Microsoft,
        WordPerfect, and Internet applications, as well as maintenance of a Novell
        server and other hardware. The post is split approximately 60/40 between the
        two colleges. Start date as soon as possible after 1 June 1996, with salary in
        the range £15K–£17K. Further particulars are available from the
        Bursar, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF, or the Treasurer, Lady Margaret
        Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA, to whom applications, including a curriculum
        vitae
        and the names of two referees, should be sent no later than 3
        June.

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        Lincoln College


        Stipendiary Lecturership in Philosophy

        Lincoln College invites applications from graduates, either men or women, for
        a Stipendiary Lecturership in Philosophy, tenable for one year from 1 October
        1996 to 30 September 1997. The successful candidate will be expected to
        teach up to twelve hours per week. The salary offered is at present
        £15,154 per annum. Certain common room rights and a book allowance
        (currently £265 per annum) are also offered.

        The college is
        particularly concerned to provide the teaching of introductory logic,
        Descartes, and the History of Philosophy from Descartes to Kant. The ability
        to teach one or more of the following would be a further advantage: the
        Philosophy of Mind; the Philosophy of Religion, Metaphysics, and the Theory
        of Knowledge; the Philosophy of Logic and Language. As part of the ordinary
        duties of the post, the lecturer will assist generally in the organisation of
        teaching in Philosophy, supervision of students including setting and marking
        collections, and help with the admissions process in Michaelmas Term.

        Further details and an application form will be available from the Senior
        Tutor, Lincoln College, Oxford OX1 3DR (telephone: Oxford (2)79801, fax:
        (2)79802), to be completed and returned by Tuesday, 4 June. Lincoln College
        is an equal opportunities employer.

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        New College and Worcester College


        Stipendiary Lecturership in Modern History

        New College and Worcester College propose to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer
        in Modern History for twelve months from 1 October 1996, without possibility
        of renewal. The lecturer will be required to provide twelve hours' teaching
        per week during full term (eight for New College, four for Worcester) and to
        assist with the administration of Modern History in both colleges. The lecturer
        will be expected to cover nineteenth- and twentieth-century French and
        European History; in addition, an ability to teach British History in the same
        period would be an advantage.

        Application forms and further particulars
        may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, New College, Oxford OX1
        3BN (telephone: Oxford (2)79596, fax: (2)79590). The closing date for
        applications is 31 May.

        New College and Worcester College are equal
        opportunities employers.

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        Oriel College


        Appointment of Assistant to the College Secretary

        The college intends to appoint an assistant to the College Secretary.
        Applicants must be familiar with WordPerfect 5.1./Windows. The work is varied
        and interesting and accuracy and attention to detail are important. Shorthand
        useful but not essential. Hours 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Some flexibility possible
        during summer months. Generous holidays. Lunch provided. Salary will be on
        grade 3, university clerical and library staff scale, starting in the range
        £10,276 to £11,219 per annum depending on previous experience.

        Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the
        College Secretary, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW (telephone: Oxford (2)76543).
        Applications must reach the College Secretary by 29 May. Oriel College is an
        equal opportunities employer.

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        St Anne's College


        Appointment of Assistant Dean

        St Anne's College proposes to appoint an Assistant Dean for a period of one
        year from 1 September 1996, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.
        The Assistant Dean will assist the Dean in the smooth running of the college
        and will supervise the day-to-day discipline. He/she will be required to reside
        in college, free of charge, will have membership of the senior common room,
        free meals at high table (breakfast and seven main meals per week) and a
        stipend of £2,000 per annum. Applicants must be graduates, and it is
        expected that they will be pursuing advanced study or research.

        Those
        wishing to apply should write in confidence to the Dean, Dr N. Harnew, St
        Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (from whom further particulars may be
        obtained), by Friday, 24 May, including a curriculum vitae, a brief
        summary of the academic work they propose to undertake, and the names and
        addresses of two referees. Applicants should arrange for their referees to
        write direct to the Dean by this date; if the applicant is a registered graduate
        student, one referee should be his/her university supervisor.

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        St Hilda's College


        Temporary Lecturership in Philosophy

        St Hilda's College intends to make a six-hour stipendiary appointment in
        Philosophy for Michaelmas and Hilary Terms 1996–7, to cover
        undergraduate teaching in PPE, Literae Humaniores, and Philosophy Joint
        Schools, during Dr Anita Avramides' tenure of a Special Lecturership. The
        appointment is open to men and women. The stipend for the two terms will be
        £4,877 (under review).

        Further particulars are available from Mrs S.
        Cooper, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815), to
        whom applicants should send five copies of their curriculum vitae
        by 7 June. They should also ask two referees to write directly to the
        Principal of St Hilda's by this date.





        <br /> Oxford University Gazette, 16 May 1996: Advertisements<br />

        Advertisements


        Contents of this section:



        How to advertise in the
        Gazette


        Terms and
        conditions of acceptance of advertisements

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        Bodleian Shop

        When did you last visit the Bodleian shop? The best-
        selling items at the moment are: the Bodleian document bag in smart
        black canvas, the Relativity mouse mat, also in black, and a mug
        bearing Edward Lear's portrait of his cat, Foss. The shop is open
        Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m. See
        the Bodleian's Shopping Arcade on the Internet:
        http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/arcade/.


        Royal Shakespeare Company

        An exhibition of Royal Shakespeare Company
        commissioned paintings by artist Nick Higgins is on view in the
        Vaughan Room, Somerville College. Opening times: Mon.–Fri., 12
        noon–3 p.m.; Sat. 2–4 p.m.; admission free.

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        Tuition Offered

        The Alexander Technique. Jan Steele, BA, and Janet
        Sherbourne, MA. Members of the Society of Teachers of the Alexander
        Technique. Phone for free fact-sheet and brochure. A number of
        concessionary places for students, etc., are available. Tel.: Oxford
        770272.

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

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        Services Offered

        Jim Crockatt offers you a range of fitted or free-
        standing bookcases which are elegant in design, robust in
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        Domestic Services

        Au pair wanted, for 1 year from Sept., to help look
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        the weekends. Tel.: Oxford 511585.

        Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters,
        your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic,
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        Housekeeper, part-time, Park Town, June: min. of 4
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        Situations Vacant

        Macintosh operator: OUP's Cartographic Unit is
        seeking a part-time contract worker to process place name data for
        its highly successful range of atlases. Knowledge of Filemaker Pro
        would be an advantage, but not essential. The post will be offered
        on a temporary basis. To apply, please write with c.v. to Nicholas
        Parkhouse, Personnel Officer. Oxford University Press, Walton Street,
        Oxford OX2 6DP.

        Sub-editor for Past and Present:
        applications are invited for the post of part-time Sub-Editor of
        Past and Present, a journal of historical studies based
        in North Oxford. Applicants should have a degree (preferably in
        history), previous experience of copy-editing and proof-reading, and
        a knowledge of word-processing. Salary will be £10,032 per year
        (for 26.5 hours p.w.). The salary is derived from a university
        research grade and will automatically attract any increases that
        result from reviews. Generous holidays. Further particulars can be
        obtained from the Editors, Past and Present, 175
        Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7AW, and applications, with c.v. and the
        names of two referees, are to be received by Wed., 22 May. Tel.:
        Oxford 512318, fax: 310080.


        Houses to Let

        East Oxford: 3-bedroom semi-detached house, light
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        Quiet modernised terrace house, fully furnished,
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        Charming cottage on edge of village approximately 12
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        mid-July and longer-term after mid-Aug. Tel.: 01608 684700.

        Central North Oxford—Tackley Place: spacious
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        Central North Oxford: house available mid-
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        comfortable family home on 3 floors; would suit visiting academic.
        £1,200 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 514606, e-mail:
        syrdn@warwick.ac.uk.

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        Three-bedroom detached house with garage in secluded
        drive in North Oxford available Sept.–end of June, for visiting
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        Very peaceful, sunny, detached Cotswold stone
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        parking; very large garden overlooking golf course. £700 p.m.
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        Flats to Let

        St Clement's, easy walking distance of University
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        year in first instance; suit quiet professional/academic couple or
        single person. Non-smokers only. £470 p.c.m. Upper Wolvercote,
        on bus route. Port Meadow 5 minutes. Y. Lyon. Tel.: Oxford 58152.

        Wytham Abbey, Oxford: spacious 3-bedroom 2-bathroom
        apartment on 2 floors, part of listed manor house situated 3 miles
        from city centre and lying in 3,000 acres of countryside. Fully
        equipped and luxuriously appointed. Available from 1 Sept. Tel.:
        Oxford 247200, fax: 724762.

        Spacious well-equipped 2-bedroom modern furnished
        flat, with garage, etc., to let; North Oxford, near Cutteslowe Park
        and buses to city centre. Available from late Sept. £600 p.m.
        Tel.: Oxford 53100, e-mail: gittins@stats.ox.ac.uk.

        Central North Oxford: 2-bedroom apartment with 2
        bathrooms, lounge, kitchen-diner, well placed for the academic and
        business centre; best suited to professionals and mature academics.
        £675 p.c.m. Available 20 May. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

        Central North Oxford, 10 minutes from city centre:
        delightful and very comfortable flat available in quiet, civilised
        family house: large double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room,
        kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, garden. Available now for
        short or long let. Regret no children or pets. Tel.: Oxford 52400.

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        Summer Lets

        Family house in Summertown available for visitors,
        21 July–2 Sept. Sleeps 4–5. Children welcome. Reasonable
        rent. If interested in whole period or part write to or telephone Ms
        J. Manessi, 58 Stratfield Road, Oxford OX2 7BQ. Tel.: Oxford
        59534.

        Charlbury: spacious 18th-c. house in centre of
        Oxfordshire Cotswold village, 15 miles from Oxford. Available
        Aug./Sept. Easy access to Oxford by car, bus, and frequent train
        service. Sleeps 5/6. Two sitting-rooms, dining-room, kitchen (all
        modern appliances), bathroom, utility- and shower-room; lovely walled
        garden with terrace. £300 p.w. inc. bills (except telephone).
        Tel.: 01608 810241.

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        Accommodation Offered

        Two rooms in completely refurbished, quiet, shared
        non-smoking house in Cricket Road; exclusive use of kitchen/diner and
        bathroom, d.g. and c.h. throughout, off-street parking. £220
        p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 714021 or 776266.

        Bed-and-breakfast available in very comfortable
        house in central North Oxford: an exclusive, quiet, leafy area within
        walking distance of all main university buildings, city centre,
        parks, river, shops, pubs, and restaurants. Each room has central
        heating, colour TV, microwave oven, tea- and coffee-making
        facilities. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 57879.

        Large bedsit to let in east Oxford: c.h., own
        cooking facilities and fridge, shared bathroom, optional telephone
        line; central Oxford 10 minutes; suit non-smoking female with
        references. Available 1 June, £260 p.m. inc. Second bedsit also
        available. Tel.: Oxford 242075.

        Alternative medicine centre. Space available.
        Therapy and treatment rooms. Consulting and counselling rooms. Every
        facility. Very moderate rates. Central North Oxford. Tel. for further
        details: Oxford 511111 (9 a.m.–12 noon).

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        Accommodation Sought

        Visiting Canadian professor needs accommodation in
        Oxford for
        3 months (Sept.–Nov.). Large bedsit or shared flat/house with
        other
        female academics preferred. Dr Diane Poulin-Dubois, Montréal.
        Tel.: 514
        848 2219, fax: 514 848 2815, e-mail: dpoulin@vax2.concordia.ca.

        Top-quality apartment required. Money no object. Two
        beds; city centre; fully equipped and quality furnishings, etc., a
        must. No agency fees. Retained client pays our fee. Premier. Tel.:
        Oxford 792299.

        Oxford and County Business College: additional
        family accommodation required for mature business students. Short-
        term, 1–2-week periods. Contact Mrs R.A. Waterhouse, 34 St
        Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH. Tel.: Oxford 310100.

        Visiting professor from University of Helskinki,
        Finland, and a judge (with daughter of 11 and son of 8) are looking
        for a place to stay, 15 July–8 Aug. in Oxford or surroundings.
        We will take good care of your house/apartment while you are on
        holiday. Johanna Niemi-Kiesiläinen. Tel.: 358-0-19122450, fax:
        358-0-19123090, e-mail: niemikiesila@otdk.helsinki.fi.

        Visiting researcher, plus wife and 2 daughters, aged
        9 and 11, seek rented furnished accommodation in or near Oxford, 1
        Nov.–end Dec. (exact dates flexible). Contact Gavin Williams, St
        Peter's College. Tel.: Oxford (2)78551, e-mail:
        gavin.williams@spc.ox.ac.uk; or e-mail Chris de Wet:
        ancd@kudu.ru.ac.za.

        Visiting academic couple and 2 children seek
        accommodation 1 Sept.–end Dec. Contact (1) Dr Deborah James, or
        (2) Gavin Williams, St Peter's College. (1) e-mail:
        031debs@muse.arts.wits.za; (2) tel.: (2)78851, e-mail:
        gavin.williams@spc.ox.ac.uk.

        Holiday accommodation required, for academic, in
        North Oxford; 2–3 bedrooms; from last week in June for 1–3
        months. Well-furnished and well-equipped upper flat preferable. Tel.:
        Oxford 311377, fax: 310527 (attention: Ali).

        Furnished 2-bed accommodation required by 2
        professional adults in Oxford, 21 June–end Aug. Tel.: 01235
        530620.

        Bosnian girl aged 15½, daughter of professional
        parents, now in Vienna, would like to spend July and Aug. with an
        Oxford family. Accustomed to looking after children and helping with
        housework. Contact Marianne Fillenz. Tel.: Oxford (2)75908 (day), or
        58055 (evening).

        Feel confident letting your property in Oxfordshire
        with Brooks, one of Oxford's longest-established Property Management
        Companies. Formerly the property management department of E.J. Brooks
        and Son. Tel.: Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

        Premier have a fine selection of short lets for
        overseas visitors. We also require substantial executive style
        detached furnished/unfurnished in any area, rent level £2,000
        p.c.m., 2/3-year let, for US visiting lady. Call Jan Bartlett at
        Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299.

        Last week in Aug.: parents (University of Glasgow),
        bride (Brasenose), and bridesmaids need accommodation in Oxford to
        prepare for wedding. Min. of 3 bedrooms required; meticulous care
        taken. Contact John or Stella Money. Tel.: 0141-334 3813 (h), or
        0141-330 6719 (univ.).

        Visiting American professor with family (sister,
        brother-in-law) seeks to rent 2/3-bedroom furnished house/flat in
        Oxford (within walking/cycling distance of Queen's College), for 5
        weeks, 24 June–29 July. Dr Albert Koppes. Tel.: 001 310 338
        7301, fax: 001 310 338 1976, e-mail: akoppes@lmumail.lmu.edu.

        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.


        Accommodation Exchange

        New York City exchange, MT 1996; 6½ rooms,
        Central Park West and 96th Street (Upper West Side, Manhattan,
        walking distance Columbia University), pre-war building, 24-hour
        doorman, laundry, beautifully furnished with Steinway grand; bi-
        weekly clean service available. Wanted to exchange for Oxford
        apartment or house. Tel.: 001-203-226-9707 (weekends), or fax: 001-
        212-663-0162.

        Weston, Connecticut, ½-hour from Yale/New
        Haven, 1 hour New York City: wanted to exchange for MT 1996: 3-
        bedroom colonial house on 7 acres of woods and gardens, 6,000-volume
        scholarly library, conservatory, wood-burning fireplace, etc.
        Excellent schools. Exchange for Oxford apartment or house. Tel.: 001-
        203-226-9707 (weekends), or fax: 001-212-663-0162.

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        Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

        Interested in 3-room (2-bedroom) apartment or house
        in Oxford for 1 year from Oct. Max. rent £500 approx. or
        possibility of exchange for 3-room apartment near Hebrew University
        (Mt. Scopus) in Jerusalem. Daniel and Miriam Baum, PO Box 2892, 91028
        Jerusalem, Israel. Tel.: 9722 836634, fax: 9722 389527, e-mail:
        dnbaum@netvision.net.il.

        Jerusalem: academic family seeks house-swap or rent
        July/Aug., for 6–12 months; we offer lovely fully-equipped
        apartment to sleep 5; huge balconies; views; heating; close to
        shopping, transport, schools, health centre; 5 minutes' drive to
        university, 10 minutes to centre and sight-seeing. Car-swap possible.
        We seek 4-bedroom furnished accommodation, North Oxford, Headington,
        Kidlington, etc. Dr B. Czaczkes. Fax: 00 972 2 881341, e-mail: msbc
        @pluto.huji.ac.il.

        Sydney: family on UK sabbatical Jan.–June 1997
        seeks house-swap or rent. We offer lovely detached house on quiet
        street; 2 large beds, 2 small beds/study, kitchen/family/dining area,
        double living-room, 2 baths; best appliances f & f; large garden;
        pool. Lovely inner harbourside suburb, close shops, schools, bus,
        ferry, 10 minutes drive/bus downtown. We require well-equipped
        2–3-bed/study house in Oxford/area, close to shops, primary
        school, rail station. Douglas Tomkin. Fax: 00 612 330 8877, e-mail:
        douglas.tomkin@uts.edu.au.

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        Holiday Lets

        Mojacar Beach, Almeria: charming 2-bedroom flat,
        sleeps 4, all mod. cons., washing-machine, air conditioning; 2
        terraces and large 2nd-floor terrace with magnificent views;
        swimming-pool; walking distance to beach; riding school and
        supermarket close by. £150–£280 p.w. Tel.: Oxford
        373995 or (2)70472.

        Charming garden flat in stone house in central
        Scotland; pleasant location, near glen, off tourist tracks; easy
        access to walks, golf, shops, lovely drives to Stirling, the
        Trossachs, Fife, and Perthshire—even Edinburgh and Glasgow.
        Sleeps 4 or more. £190 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 726345.

        Andalucia, Gaucin: house or part to let; charming,
        magical medieval white village; panoramic views from house towards
        Morocco; stunning landscape; wonderful butterflies and birds; visit
        Granada, Ronda, Cordoba, Seville, Morocco, Cadiz, Jerez, Arcos. From
        £85 p.w. Reduction for long let (over 2 weeks). Dr Campbell.
        Tel./fax: Oxford 513935.

        Mutigliano, Lucca (Tuscany): 2 period farmhouses (
        (i) 3 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, sleeps 10; (ii) 2 double
        bedrooms, sleeps 6), fully furnished, in large country estate 6 km
        from Lucca, 60 km from Florence, 25 km from seaside resort of Forte
        dei Marmi; swimming and sports facilities nearby. (i)
        £1,040–£1,120 for 2 weeks; (ii)
        £320–£400 p.w. Tel.—Rome: 00 39 6 3314190 or
        5650995; Mutigliano—00 39 583 395019.

        Provence: villa, 22 km St Tropez; 4 bedrooms, 3
        bathrooms, sleeps 7 adults, satellite TV, swimming-pool, lovely
        views; available last 2 weeks Aug. Tel.: 00 33 94 436 388.

        Villa Grazia: traditional Tuscan villa in the
        countryside of Siena, in a very well-known wine- and olive-producing
        area; set in a quiet position with extensive private gardens,
        overlooking splendid panorama of rolling hills; easy access from
        motorway; comfortable and well-furnished with 4 large bedrooms,
        sleeps 10; all mod. cons. inc. telephone. Children welcome.
        Avaialable from Sept. £375–£425 p.w. Tel.: Oxford
        721273.

        Montmartre: charming furnished 3-room flat; sunny,
        calm, facing private garden; c.h., fireplace, lift, interphone;
        situated on bus and Metro routes; good area for shops/restaurants. FF
        6,500 p.m. inc. charges. Tel.: 00 41 22 731 16 04 (day), or 00 41 22
        738 31 79 (evening).

        Portugal, Obidos: attractive self-contained
        house/apartment in lovely, quiet, unspoilt rural area 90 kms north of
        Lisbon overlooking lagoon and 2 miles from sea; ideal for bird-
        watching, walking, horse-riding. Rent c.£50 per person per week.
        Tel.: 00 351 62 979534, or 0171-352 3144.

        Provence—Mormoiron: period farmhouses to let on
        English-run vineyard. Beautiful countryside. Avignon 10 minutes.
        2–8 people. Tel.: 33 90.61.88.78, fax: 33 90.61.98.05.

        French Alps: beautiful family flat to rent; sleeps
        6–8; 3 bedrooms, living-room with fireplace, kitchen, bathroom,
        separate w.c., fully equipped and furnished; every room accesses
        beautiful terrace (80 sq. yds.); telephone, TV, view, indoor garage;
        in Morzine-Avoriaz, 1 hour's drive to Geneva airport, 1/2-hour's
        drive to Thonon-Evian; all mountain sports available; tennis; Olympic
        swimming-pool; ice-rink. FF 4,500 p.w., May–Nov. Mrs Rovet.
        Tel.: 33 1 30.82.26.13, fax: 33 1 30.82.23.39; e-mail: jrovet@world-
        net.fr.

        Paris: edge of Latin Quarter, room in quiet
        comfortable flat, available May–end of Aug. FF 4,000 per
        fortnight, less if long-term. Mrs Rovet. Tel.: 33 1 30.82.26.13, fax:
        33 1 30.82.23.39; e-mail: jrovet@world-net.fr.


        Houses for Sale

        Rarely-available spacious detached bungalow within
        half-mile radius of Summertown shops; in quiet close; 2 bedrooms with
        built-in wardrobe, large sitting-room, big kitchen/breakfast room,
        garden, garage, gas c.h.; shared riverside garden. £160,000.
        Tel.: Oxford 515822.

        Islip: period stone cottage of exceptional charm and
        character; large living-room with beamed ceiling and inglenook
        fireplace; spacious sunny kitchen; 2 bedrooms, upstairs bathroom, 50-
        ft south-facing garden with patio; Oxford 4 miles. £91,950.
        Tel.: Oxford 376684.

        Converted Cotswold stone school-house in Old
        Headington; 34-ft drawing-room/ music-room with galleries; 3 beds,
        studio/bedroom 4; stone garage, parking; beautiful surroundings.
        Guide price £275,000. Tel.: Oxford 64745.
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        <br /> Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 17 May<br /> - 29 May

        Diary


        Contents of this section:

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

        For the full list of courses, see the HREF="../../supps/3_4373.htm">Staff Development Programme
        supplement.

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        Friday 17 May

        UNIVERSITY CLUB exhibitions open: `People of our time'—linocuts
        by Heinke Jenkins, and `Edifice and order'—prints by Gabrielle
        Oliver (until 28 June).

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

        FRANCO-BRITISH SEMINAR: `Electoral behaviour in Britain and
        France—the Green Parties in France and Britain', Maison
        Française, 2 p.m. (places to be booked one week in advance).

        PROFESSOR NGUGI WA THIONG'O: `Oral power and literary glory:
        orature and literature in the academy' (Clarendon Lectures in
        English: `Penpoints, gunpoints, and dreams: performance of literature
        and power in post-colonial Africa'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross
        Building, 5 p.m.

        S. ZELTZER (soprano) and F. HOLLER (piano) perform works by Schumann, Chopin, Brahms,
        Duparc, Dubugnon, and Satie, Maison Française, 8.15 p.m. (tel.
        for reservations one week in advance: (2)74220).

        THE BORROMEO STRING QUARTET and COLIN CARR perform works by Beethoven and Schubert, Garden
        Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (free tickets from
        Porters' Lodge after 6 May).

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        Saturday 18 May

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

        PITT RIVERS MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Native American
        photographs—nineteenth-century images from the collections'
        (until 28 September).

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        Sunday 19 May

        THE RT REVD DAVID CONNER preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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        Monday 20 May

        PROFESSOR W. KEMPTON: `Cultural models of the environment'
        (Environmental Change Unit: special seminar), Main Lecture Theatre,
        School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

        PROFESSOR M.A. NUSSBAUM (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor):
        `Democratic desire: Walt Whitman' (lecture series: `Ascents of love:
        desire and the good in the Western philosophical/literary
        tradition'), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

        DR TESSA RAJAK: `The Greek Bible and the language of power'
        (Grinfield Lectures—second series: `The Septuagint as a cultural
        document'), Collier Room, Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

        M.-C. SMOUTS: `La mondialisation et les crises de
        régulation', Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (admission
        free, but places to be booked one week in advance).

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        Tuesday 21 May

        ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Ruskin and Oxford' (until 15
        September).

        P. ADAMS: ` "A voice and a physiognomy of their own": the
        libraries of the Oxford women's colleges' (Friends of the Bodleian
        thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

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

        ANNUAL ELECTIONS of members of faculty boards (except Clinical
        Medicine), 30 May: nominations by six electors to be received at the
        University Offices by 4 p.m.

        DR P. BEAL: `The character of a London scrivener: the "feathery
        scribe" ' (James P.R. Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `In praise of
        scribes: manuscripts and their makers in seventeenth-century
        England'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

        MR P. MANDELSON, MP, and MS S. MCDONALD: `Are the mass media undermining British
        democracy?' (lecture series: `The state of the Union: issues in
        contemporary British democracy'), St Antony's, 5 p.m.

        PROFESSOR A. ROSENBERG: `Reductionism redux; computing the
        embryo?' (Oxford History and Philosophy of Biology Programme),
        Sherrington Room, Department of Physiology, 5 p.m.

        DR J. LUMLEY: `Labour and birth' (Women's Studies Committee
        seminars: `Policy, practice, and power: issues in human female
        reproduction'), Wolfson Hall, Somerville, 8.30 p.m.

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        Wednesday 22 May

        PROFESSOR A. BARING: `Adenauer's legacy' (Konrad Adenauer Memorial
        Legacy), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's (access via the Lodge), 5
        p.m.

        PROFESSOR A. PHIZACKLEA: `Homeworking women: grateful slaves?'
        (Nuffield Women's Group seminars: `Women, poverty, and social
        policy'), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

        DR M. AL-RASHID: `Assyrian refugees in Great Britain' (Refugee
        Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing
        Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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        Thursday 23 May

        FRANCO-BRITISH workshop: `Le transfert de concepts et de pratiques
        dans les sciences des XXIXe et XXe siècles—sciences
        physiques et mathématiques', Maison Française, all day
        (tel.: (2)77277 or (2)74220).

        F. MACAULEY: `Gender relations and local politics in the
        transition to democracy in Brazil' (Centre for Cross-Cultural
        Research on Women seminars: `Gender and development—protest and
        politics'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

        DR P. BEAL: ` "Hoping they shall only come to your merciful eyes":
        Sidney's Letter to the Queen and its transmission' (James P.R. Lyell
        Lectures in Bibliography: `In praise of scribes: manuscripts and
        their makers in seventeenth-century England'), St Cross Building, 5
        p.m.

        PITT RIVERS MUSEUM open evening: `America North, America South'
        (family activities focusing on the Americas, to celebrate National
        Museums Week), 5–7.30 p.m.

        B. RUSSELL: `Parisian fairground theatre: academic hypertext in
        action', Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (admission free, but
        places to be booked one week in advance).

        THE DUKE STRING QUARTET perform works by Bartók, Ives, and
        Schubert, the chapel, Trinity, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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        Friday 24 May

        ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to ancient Egypt',
        1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

        FRANCO-BRITISH SEMINAR: `Electoral behaviour in Britain and
        France—the 1994 European election and attitudes towards the
        European Union in France and Britain', Maison Française, 2
        p.m. (places to be booked one week in advance).

        CLINICAL MEDICINE Faculty Board annual elections (7 June):
        nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices
        by 4 p.m.

        PROFESSOR U. AMALDI: `When nothing is something: a history of the
        vacuum' (Cherwell–Simon Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A,
        Department of Zoology, 4.30 p.m.

        C. GOLDSTEIN: `A theorem of Fermat and its
        contexts—sociological, historical, and mathematical readings',
        Maison Française, 5.15 p.m. (admission free, but places to be
        booked one week in advance).

        AN EVENING of music and poetry from the court of François
        I, Maison Française, 8.15 p.m. (tel. for reservations one week
        in advance: (2)74220).

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        Saturday 25 May

        BATE COLLECTION of Musical Instruments Open Day (National Museums
        Week), 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

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        Sunday 26 May

        PROFESSOR HUGH WILLIAMSON preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

        BIRANDA FORD plays violin works by Beethoven, Schubert, Kreisler,
        and Franck, the hall, Balliol, 9 p.m.

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        Monday 27 May

        UNIVERSITY OFFICES closed (today only).

        PROFESSOR M.A. NUSSBAUM (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `The
        descent of love: Joyce's Ulysses' (lecture series:
        `Ascents of love: desire and the good in the Western
        philosophical/literary tradition'), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St
        Anne's, 5 p.m.

        DR TESSA RAJAK: `In and out of the Bible: Greek additions to the
        biblical text' (Grinfield Lectures—second series: `The
        Septuagint as a cultural document'), Collier Room, Regent's Park
        College, 5 p.m.

        DR C. STRAY: `Idiosyncrasy and idiolexis in Victorian England: the
        Mushri–English Dictionary' (OED Forum meeting), Rewley House, 5
        p.m.

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        Tuesday 28 May

        ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Dealing with the media (radio):
        introductory', 9.30 a.m. (see information
        above
        ).

        ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Romans in Oxfordshire', 1.15
        p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

        CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

        DR P. BEAL: ` "The virtuous Mrs Philips" and "that whore
        Castlemaine": Orinda and her apotheosis, 1664–8' (James P.R.
        Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `In praise of scribes: manuscripts
        and their makers in seventeenth-century England'), St Cross Building,
        5 p.m.

        G. PALMER: `Lactation' (Women's Studies Committee seminars:
        `Policy, practice, and power: issues in human female reproduction'),
        Wolfson Hall, Somerville, 8.30 p.m.

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        Wednesday 29 May

        PROFESSOR M. JAMESON: `The rituals of Athena Polias in Athens' (David
        Lewis Lecture), Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

        T. BRIGHOUSE and S. RANSON: `Affirming the comprehensive ideal:
        the organisation of comprehensive education in the future',
        Department of Educational Studies, 5 p.m.

        PROFESSOR S. JACKSON: `High achievers from the care system:
        lessons for policy' (Nuffield Women's Group seminars: `Women,
        poverty, and social policy'), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 5 p.m.

        N. SHEHADI: `Post-war Lebanese reconstruction' (Refugee Studies
        Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room,
        Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

        THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Catherine Pierard, soprano),
        plays works by Haydn, Stravinsky, and Schoenberg, Holywell Music
        Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6, from Blackwell's Music Shop;
        student tickets £4, from Blackwell's or the Music Faculty).

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