18 March 1999 - No 4506



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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 18 March 1999: University Acts<br />

University Acts


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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 15 March


1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into
effect on 2 April.

List of the decrees:


Decree (1): Establishment of
Professorship of Molecular Medicine

Explanatory note

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-
Chancellor will declare carried, without holding the
meeting of Congregation on 23 March, the Statute
establishing the Professorship of Molecular Medicine,
which was promulgated on 9 March (see `University Agenda'
below). Council has accordingly made the following
decree, which gives effect to consequential changes.

Text of Decree (1)

[For text see decree annexed to Statute under Congregation 9
March in Gazette, 18
February 1999
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Decree (2): Redesignation of
Deputy Directorship (Executive Courses) of the School of
Management Studies as Deputy Directorship (Corporate
Affairs)

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the
Management Board and with the concurrence of the General
Board, redesignates the Deputy Directorship (Executive
Courses) of the School of Management Studies (Said
Business School) as Deputy Directorship (Corporate
Affairs). This change extends the remit of the current
deputy directorship to embrace more generally the
school's broad-based relations with a number of large
corporations. At the same time, opportunity is taken to
amend the titles of the other deputy directorships in the
decree prescribing the composition of the Council for the
School of Management Studies; the need to do so was
overlooked when these titles were changed in 1998.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. LIII, cl. 2
(Statutes, 1997, p. 320, as amended by
Decree (1) of 28 May 1998, Gazette, Vol.
128, p. 1284), delete items (3)--(5), substitute the
following, and renumber existing items (6)--(9) as items
(7)--(10):

`(3) the Deputy Director (Research) of the School of
Management Studies;

(4) the Deputy Director (Undergraduate Courses) of the
School of Management Studies;

(5) the Deputy Director (Graduate Courses) of the
School of Management Studies;

(6) the Deputy Director (Corporate Affairs) of the
School of Management Studies;'.

2 Ibid., cl. 4 (p. 321, as amended
by the same decree), delete `Executive Courses' and
substitute `Corporate Affairs'.

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Decree (3): Electoral Board for
the James Martin Professorship of Computing

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the
Mathematical Sciences Board and with the concurrence of
the General Board, reconstitutes the electoral board for
the James Martin Professorship of Computing to include an
additional appointee of the General Board and an
additional faculty board appointee. The enlargement from
a seven-member to a nine-member board, in line with the
recommendations of the Working Party on Statutory Posts,
gives the opportunity to broaden representation and to
increase external membership.

Text of Decree (3)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 44, cl. 2
(Statutes, 1997, p. 421), delete items (5)--
(7) and substitute:

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

(7)--(9) three persons elected by the Board of the
Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, in consultation with
the Sub-faculty of Computation.'

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Decree (4): Establishment of
Beattie Visiting Fellowship Fund

Explanatory note

The late Mrs May Hamilton Beattie has with extreme
generosity bequeathed to the University the residue of
her estate for the establishment of a fund, to be called
the Beattie Visiting Fellowship Fund, to endow a Beattie
Visiting Fellowship in Carpet Studies in the Department
of Eastern Art at the Ashmolean Museum.

Text of Decree (4)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes 1997, p. 596), insert new
§ 15 as follows and renumber existing §§
15--32 (pp. 596--610) as §§ 16--33:

`1. The University accepts with gratitude the bequest
from the estate of the late May Hamilton Beattie which
shall form a fund to be called the Beattie Visiting
Fellowship Fund.

2. There shall be a board of management for the
bequest composed of the following persons:

(1) the Director of the Ashmolean Museum;

(2) the Keeper of Eastern Art at the Ashmolean
Museum;

(3), (4) two persons appointed by the Visitors of the
Ashmolean Museum;

(5) Dr Anthony Clark for his lifetime.

3. The board of management shall from time to time
appoint a Beattie Visiting Fellow in Carpet Studies. The
board shall determine the frequency, duration, and salary
of such appointments.

4. The board of management shall apply the income of
the fund, after payment of all proper expenses, for the
following purposes:

(a) to provide the salary of the Beattie
Visiting Fellow in Carpet Studies;

(b) to provide travel grants and other
expenses incidental to the holding of the fellowship;

(c) to support conferences and seminars in
the field of Carpet Studies;

(d) to support publications arising out of
work undertaken by the visiting fellow during his or her
period of office;

(e) to support the purchase of additional
rugs for the Ashmolean Collection;

(f) to support the conservation of the
collection of rugs and the costs of exhibiting the same;

(g) to support any other activities relating
to Carpet Studies.

5. Any income not expended in a given year shall be
carried forward for use in subsequent years.

6. Council shall have power to alter this decree from
time to time, provided that the main object of the fund,
namely the establishment of a Beattie Visiting Fellowship
in Carpet Studies in the Department of Eastern Art at the
Ashmolean Museum, is always kept in view.'

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Decree (5): College
Contributions Scheme unit of statutory endowment income

Explanatory note

The following decree sets the value of the unit of
statutory endowment income for 1998--9 under the College
Contributions Scheme at £115,000.

Text of Decree (5)

The unit of statutory endowment income for 1998--9 is set
at £115,000 under the provisions of Tit. XII, Sect.
I, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1997, p. 83).

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Decree (6): Endowment grants
from the College Contributions Fund

Explanatory note

Council decided, following the review of the College
Contributions Scheme, that a Grants Subcommittee of the
College Contributions Committee should be established,
consisting mainly of college bursars, to scrutinise
prospective recipient colleges' financial position and to
make recommendations for the disbursement of funds. It
was also decided, following the review, that the fund
should be used mainly for increasing the permanent
endowment of the poorer colleges and that the
disbursement of funds should be made on an annual basis.
The following decree authorises the endowment grants
which Council has decided, on the recommendation of the
College Contributions Committee, to make out of the
accumulated balance of the College Contributions Fund
under Tit. XII, Sect. I, cl. 2 (b)
(Statutes, 1997, p. 82).

Text of Decree (6)

The following amounts shall be paid in 1999 to the
colleges named in each case under the provisions of Tit.
XII, Sect. I, cl. 2 (b) as grants for the
enlargement of the permanent endowment of those colleges.

                                                      
                                            £
        Pembroke College                    500,000
        St Edmund Hall                      900,000
        St Peter's College                  550,000
                                          -----------
                                          £1,950,000  
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Decree (7): Reappointment for a further fixed period (Dr T.J. O'Shaughnessy)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. IV, § 3, cl. 3 (i) (Statutes, 1997, p. 523), T.J. O'Shaughnessy, MA (B.Sc., BE Adelaide; M.Phil., Ph.D. Cambridge), Fellow of St Anne's College and CUF Lecturer in Economics, is reappointed for the period from 1 October 1999 to 30 September 2002.

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Decree (8): Consent to amendments to Statutes of Jesus College

The consent of the University is given to the amendments to Statute IV of Jesus College approved by the Governing Body on 10 February 1999 in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

Note. The effect of the amendment is to ensure that the terminology in the college statutes conforms with the titles and descriptions of the constituent institutions of the University of Wales now used by that university.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

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

RUTH BARNES, D.PHIL., Lady Margaret Hall

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Barnes, R., MA status, D.Phil., Lady Margaret Hall
Bispham, E.H., MA, Brasenose
Titchmarsh, J.M., MA, St Anne's

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CONGREGATION 17 March

1 Admission of Proctors

RICHARD HENRY AUSTEN JENKYNS, MA, M.LITT., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, and PAUL WILLIAM SMITH, MA (B.SC., PH.D. London; M.SC. Southampton), Fellow of Pembroke College, were presented to the Vice-Chancellor and admitted to office, the former as Senior Proctor and the latter as Junior Proctor for the ensuing year.

2 Admission of Assessor

PROFESSOR RICHARD ANTHONY MAYOU, BM, MA, M.SC. (M.PHIL. London), Fellow of Nuffield College, was presented to the Vice-Chancellor and admitted to office as Assessor for the ensuing year.

3 Admission of Pro-Proctors

The Senior Proctor nominated GARRY KENNETH BROWN, MA (MB, BS, B.SC. (Med.), PH.D. Sydney), and ANN SHEILA KENNEDY, MA, Fellows of Lady Margaret Hall, to be his Deputies.

The Junior Proctor nominated HELENA JANE EFSTATHIOU, MA (PH.D. Durham), and THE REVD JOHN EMERSON PLATT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellows of Pembroke College, to be his Deputies.

The Deputies were presented to the Vice-Chancellor and admitted to office.

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 2 April, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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Oxford University Gazette, 18 March 1999: University Agenda

University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 23 March

Notice

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

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Oxford University Gazette, 18 March 1999: Notices

Notices

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PROPOSALS FOR HONORARY DEGREES TO BE CONFERRED AT THE ENCAENIA IN 2000, AND FOR DEGREES BY DIPLOMA

Council's Advisory Committee for Degrees by Diploma and Encaenia Honorary Degrees gives preliminary consideration both to proposals received from members of Congregation for the conferment of degrees by diploma upon royal personages and heads of state on occasions other than Encaenia, and to proposals for the conferment of Encaenia honorary degrees. The current membership of the committee is: Dr P.A. Slack, Principal of Linacre (Pro-Vice- Chancellor, in the chair); Dr R.A. Mayou, Nuffield (Assessor 1999–2000, ex officio); Dr A.M. Bowie, Queen's (Assessor 1998–9, ex officio); Professor J. Griffin, Balliol (Public Orator, ex officio); Mr A.B. Atkinson, Warden of Nuffield; Professor I.C. Butler, Christ Church; Professor R.A. Cowley, Wadham; Professor Sir John Grimley Evans, Green College; Professor N.J. Hitchin, New College; Professor S.D. Iversen, Magdalen; Dr J.M. Rawson, Warden of Merton; Professor A.J. Ryan, Warden of New College. The committee finds it helpful to be able to review all proposals together, in a standard format. Members of Congregation who wish to make suggestions to the committee about honorary degrees to be conferred at the Encaenia in 2000 are therefore asked to do so by sending in proposals which provide information under the following headings:

Name and title of nominee;
Date of birth;
Degrees and membership of learned societies (e.g. FRS, FBA);
Honorary degree proposed;
Oxford college (if any);
University connection (if any) (e.g. Honorary Fellow, Old Member);
Basic biographical details;
Main achievements;
Brief statement as to why it would be particularly appropriate for Oxford to confer an honorary degree at the present time;
Nominee's address for correspondence;
Marital status of nominee;
Name and address of proposer;
Signature and date.

The information should not exceed two A4 pages.

Proposals should be sent to Miss Noon, University Offices, Wellington Square, not later than Friday, 14 May 1999. There is a special form for proposals for degrees by diploma, copies of which are available from Miss Noon.

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

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

(b) while informal soundings within the University on any proposal will often be desirable, every effort should be made to ensure that publicity is not at any stage given to any proposal for the conferment of an honorary degree. The advisory committee will report to Council early in Michaelmas Term, submitting a short-list of candidates for further consideration. Council will then decide which proposals should be referred to its Committee on Honorary Degrees. The final list of proposed honorands, drawn up by Council in the light of the latter committee's report, will be submitted to Congregation for approval in accordance with the requirements of Tit. II, Sectt. VI and VIII (Statutes, 1997, pp. 14–16).

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE AND COLIN CARR

THE BRENTANO QUARTET will perform the following at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 26 April, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College: Purcell, Four-part Fantasias 1, 2, 4, and 6; Nicholas Maw, Quartet, op. 3; Beethoven, Quartet, op. 59, no. 2.

Admission is free and can be reserved by obtaining a programme from the porters' lodge, St John's College. Programmes are reserved for members of St John's until 17 April. Each programme will be valid as an admission ticket until 8.20 p.m. Any vacant seats will be filled from the door during the last ten minutes before the concert starts.

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Oxford University Gazette, 18 March 1999: Lectures

Lectures

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INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of Numerical Analysis

PROFESSOR L.N. TREFETHEN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 26 April, in the Examination Schools. The Vice-Chancellor will be present.

Subject: `Scientific computing: the finite, the infinite, and the future.'


J.R.R. Tolkien Professor of English Literature and Language

PROFESSOR P. STROHM will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject

: `Chaucer's Troilus as temporal archive.'

Drue Heinz Professor of American Literature

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

Subject

: `American voice/American voices.'

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CHERWELL-SIMON MEMORIAL LECTURE 1999

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

Subject

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

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HALLEY LECTURE 1999

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

Subject

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

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 1999

PROFESSOR G. BEST will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Peace conferences and the century of total war: the 1899 Hague Conference and what came after.'

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JAMES P.R. LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY

PROFESSOR M.B. PARKES, James P.R. Lyell Reader in Bibliography 1998-- 9, will deliver the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Trinity Term in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

4 May: `Which came first, the reader or the scribe? (The function and the processes of handwriting).'

11 May: `The hasty scribe (cursive handwriting in antiquity and the Middle Ages).'

18 May: `Set in their own ways (scribes and bookhands c.800--1200).'

25 May: `Features of fashion (scribes and style c.200--1500).'

1 June: `In the eyes of scribes and readers (handwriting as image).'

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RICHARD HILLARY MEMORIAL LECTURE 1999

SEBASTIAN FAULKS will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Something happened: how narrative helps tell the time.'

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D.M. MCKENZIE LECTURE

PROFESSOR L. RAINEY will deliver the fourth annual D.M. McKenzie Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The cultural economy of modernism.'

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MYRES MEMORIAL LECTURE

DR O. RACKHAM, Cambridge, will deliver the Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the McGregor- Matthews Room, New College.

Subject: `Trees and timber in Greek history.'

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TIMES LECTURE

PHILIP HOWARD will deliver the Times Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN ECONOMICS 1999

Strategic asset allocation: portfolio choice for long-term investors

PROFESSOR J.Y. CAMPBELL, Harvard University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the Institute of Economics and Statistics, the St Cross Building.

Tue. 4 May: `Who should buy long-term bonds?'

Wed. 5 May: `Is the stock market safer for long-term investors?'

Thur. 6 May: `Investing for retirement.'

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CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 1999

The determinants of corporate governance

PROFESSOR M. ROE, Milton Hawler Professor of Business Regulation, University of Columbia School of Law, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, Tuesday, 11 May, and Wednesday, 12 May, in the Examination Schools. The lectures will be open to the public, and admission is free.

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SIR ISAIAH BERLIN LECTURES IN THE HISTORY OF IDEAS

The ideals and practice of scientific objectivity

PROFESSOR L. DASTON, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, Sir Isaiah Berlin Visiting Professor in the History of Ideas 1998–9, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the St Cross Building.

Tue. 27 Apr.: `Can objectivity have a history?'

Thur. 29 Apr.: `Objectivity versus truth.'

Thur. 20 May: `A short history of the fact.'

Tue. 25 May: `Art and science opposed.'

Thur. 27 May: `Objectivity among the historians.'

Tue. 15 June: `Objectivity and the cosmic community.'

Professor Daston will be available to meet students at the following times, in Corpus Christi College: Wednesday, 28 April, 9–11 a.m.; Friday, 21 May, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; Wednesday, 26 May, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.; Wednesday, 16 June, 9–11 a.m.

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

ESRC Research Programme `Transnational Communities'

Transnational religious communities: Muslim and Hindu movements and networks

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on the days shown in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography. Unless otherwise indicated, they will take place on Thursdays.

Conveners: S.A. Vertovec, MA, D.Phil., Director, Transnational Communities, C.G. Clarke, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Urban and Social Geography, and D.J. Parkin, MA, Professor of Social Anthropology.

PROFESSOR P. LUBECK:, University of California, Santa Cruz
29 Apr.: `Global Islam.'

PROFESSOR P. VAN DER VEER, Amsterdam
6 May: : `Cosmopolitanism, secularism, and transnational religion.'

PROFESSOR D.F. EICKLEMAN, Dartmouth College
13 May: `Shifting centres and emerging peripheries: the changing political geography of Muslim transnationalism.'

PROFESSOR W. SCHIFFAUER, Europa University Viadrina, Frankfurt
20 May: `Islamism in the Diaspora: the fascination of political Islam among second- generation German Turks.'

DR R. BAROT, Bristol
27 May: `Local, global, and transnational: the case of the Swaminarayan movement.'

DR J. CESARI, New York
3 June: `Islam in the west: the issue of pluralism in the context of globalisation.'

DR C. BHATT, Essex
10 June: `Ideologies of indigenism.'

DR J. PISCATORI
Fri. 18 June: `On transnational religious communities.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

BRANKO KIRGIN, Archaeological Museum, Split, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Convener: N. Purcell, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Ancient History.

Subject: `Discovering the island of Diomedes? Palagruza and the archaeology of the ancient Adriatic.'

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MODERN HISTORY

New approaches to the history of the Second World War

The following seminars, which are open to all, will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Conveners: Dr Ashley Jackson, Mansfield College, and Mr Paul Collier, Wadham College, in co-operation with Professor R.J. O'Neill.

DR JACKSON
29 Apr.: `Pioneers, mutineers, and bombardiers: the colonial empire at war.'

PROFESSOR A. CAPET, Rouen
6 May: `Writing a comprehensive bibliography of Britain and the Second World War: an impossible task?'

A. KRYLOVA, Johns Hopkins
13 May: ` "Healing wounded souls": Soviety identity, gender, and the trauma of the Great Patriotic War.'

A. HILL, Cambridge
20 May: `German rule and Russian resistance on the German occupied territories of Russia in Western, Soviet, and post-Soviet historical writing.'

D. O'SULLIVAN, Catholic University of Eichstaett
27 May: `Framing the mind: information and perception during the Second World War.'

DR K. FEDOROWICH, University of the West of England, and DR R. MOORE, Sheffield
3 June: `New approaches to prisoner-of-war (POW) history.'

J. KIRAS, Hull
10 June: ` "By all possible means"? The implications of the creation and use of Special Operations Forces in the Second World War.'

MR COLLIER
17 June: ` "Planes, trains, and automobiles": logistics and the Afrika Korps.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

Evidence-based practice

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m.m on Tuesdays in the Lecture Room, the Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Research.

Convener: B.L. Hudson, MA, University Lecturer in Applied Social Studies.

PROFESSOR G. MACDONALD, Bristol
27 Apr.: `The trouble with research.'

PROFESSOR P. RAYNOR, Swansea
4 May: `Evidence-based probation: can it be done?'

PROFESSOR B. SHELDON, University of Exeter
11 May: `Evidence-based social services.'

PROFESSOR E. GAMBRILL, Berkeley
18 May: `Research-based social work in the USA—conspicuous by its absence.'

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THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Seminars in Science and Theology

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

PROFESSOR D. BARTHOLOMEW, FBA, formerly Professor Statistics, LSE
6 May: `Misplaced certainty in science and religion.'

DR A. PEACOCKE, Director, Ramsey Centre
20 May: `Science and the future of theology: some critical issues.'

PROFESSOR O. O'DONOVAN
3 June: `Creation.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture 1999

DR M. LEACH, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, will deliver the Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in the Taylor Institution.

Further details may be obtained from the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)73644, fax: (2)73607, e-mail: ccrw@qeh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `New shapes to shift: war, parks, and the hunting persona in modern West Africa.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Waynflete Lectures

Seminal events in the evolutionary history of plants

PROFESSOR N. FRIEDMAN, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado, USA, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College.

28 Apr.: `The study of evolutionary history: insights from Queen Victoria.'

5 May: `The origin of photosynthesis and how Earth turned green.'

12 May: `The colonisation of land and the origin of organismic complexity.'

19 May: `The origin of flowering plants: an examination of Darwin's "abominable mystery".'

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Oxford University Gazette, 18 March 1999: Grants and Funding

Grants and Research Funding

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SCHOLARSHIPS IN ICELANDIC STUDIES

The Icelandic Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture annually awards a number of scholarships to foreign students for the study of the Icelandic language, history, and literature at the University of Iceland, Reykjavík.

The award covers board and lodging from 1 September 1999 to 1 May 2000. A room will be arranged for scholars in university accommodation.

The Embassy of Iceland in London will nominate a candidate for the award to the Ministry of Education, Science, and Culture. Applications should reach the embassy in London no later than 20 April.

Further details and an application form may be obtained from the International Office, University Offices (telephone: (2)70241).

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Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 18 March 1999: Examinations and Boards

Examinations and Boards

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1999

Preliminary Examination

Physical Sciences: DR J.M. SYKES, MA, Fellow of Mansfield (address: Department of Materials)

Honour Schools

European and Middle Eastern Languages: DR A.E. PILKINGTON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Jesus

Mathematics and Philosophy: DR J. LOGUE, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Somerville

Natural Science—Chemistry Part I: PROFESSOR J.M. BROWN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Exeter (address: Physical and Theoretical Chemistry)

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Master of Philosophy

Theology: PROFESSOR J.S.K. WARD, B.LITT., MA, Canon of Christ Church

Qualifying Examination in European Politics and Society: MR A.J. NICHOLLS, B.PHIL., MA, Fellow of St Antony's

Qualifying Examination in Social Anthropology: PROFESSOR W.R. JAMES, B.LITT., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross

Qualifying Examination in Ethnology and Museum Ethnography: PROFESSOR W.R. JAMES, B.LITT., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross

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Master of Studies

History of Art and Visual Culture: DR P.D. CROWTHER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Corpus Christi (address: History of Art)

Korean Studies: DR J.B. LEWIS, MA, Fellow of Wolfson (address: Oriental Institute)

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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 2 April.

1 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

(a) M.St. in Slavonic Studies

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 698, ll. 50, 51, 52 and p. 699, l. 1, in each case after `Russian Literature' insert `,'.

2 Ibid., p. 699, l. 3, after `Russian Social and Political Thought' insert `,'.

3 Ibid., l. 4, after `Russian Religious Philosophy' insert `,'.

4 Ibid., l. 7, after `Polish Literature' insert `,'.

5 Ibid., ll. 11 and 12, in each case, after `The History of Russia' insert `,'.

6 Ibid., delete ll. 13–15 and substitute:

`iv. The History of Russia, 1861–1917 (M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies B.4)'.

7 Ibid., l. 16, after `The Russian Revolution and the Civil War' insert `(M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies B.5)'.

8 Ibid., l. 18, after `Byzantine Civilization and its Expansion' insert `,'.

9 Ibid., delete l. 19.

10 Ibid., delete l. 20 and substitute:

`ii. The History of the Balkans, 1774–1918'.

11 Ibid., delete ll. 21–2 and substitute:

`iii. The History since 1918 of either Bulgaria, or Yugoslavia and its successor states (M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies B.7)'.

12 Ibid., delete ll. 26–30 and substitute:

`ii. The History of Poland and Hungary, 1506–1795 (M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies B.1)

iii. The Habsburg Monarchy, 1790–1918 (M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies B.2)

iv. The History since 1918 of either Poland, or Czechoslovakia and its successor states (M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies B.7)'.

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(b) M.Phil. in Slavonic Studies

With immediate effect

As for the M.St. in Slavonic Studies (see (a) above).

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2 Board of the Faculty of Theology

Diploma in Theology

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

In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 952, after `at least one must' insert `normally'.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to G.A. AYIDA, Somerville, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `The role of contrast sonography in the investigation of female subfertility'.

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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:

English Language and Literature

M. DEMATA, St Cross: `Representations of the Ottoman Empire in travel literature, the Edinburgh Review, and Byron's early poetry'.
Hertford, Friday, 23 April, 4 p.m.
Examiners: T.N. Paulin, K. Hanley.

R. EDWARDS, Oriel: `An edition of Alexander Langeley, OFM, Reportatio Super Librum Primum Sententiarum'.
Examination Schools, Monday, 19 April, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: J.I. Catto, W.J. Courtenay.

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Law

R. PROVOST, St Antony's: `International human rights and humanitarian law—fusion or confusion'.
St Antony's, Thursday, 22 April, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: G.S. Goodwin-Gill, C.J. Greenwood.

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Mathematical Sciences

R. VAUGHAN, Oriel: `Experiments in animal-interactive robotics'.
Balliol, Monday, 22 March, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: D.J. McFarland, J. Hallam.

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Oriental Studies

J. MEYDAM, Queen's: `The organisation of news discourse: a contrastive study of the organisation of Japanese and English newspaper articles with special reference to a case study conducted by Van Dluk'.
Oriental Institute, Monday, 22 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: B.W.F. Powell, Y. Huang.

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Physical Sciences

A. SKAE, St Edmund Hall: `The petrology of the Buckland volcanic province, central Queensland, Australia'.
Department of Earth Sciences, Friday, 19 March, 10 a.m.
Examiners: C. MacNiocaill, H. Downes.

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Psychological Studies

G.N. SEBESTYEN, Keble: `Shifting attention based on perception or linguistic information: behavioural and electrophysiological studies'.
Department of Experimental Psychology, Friday, 26 March, 9 a.m.
Examiners: V. Walsh, C. Marzi.

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Social Studies

S. ALKIRE, Magdalen: `Operationalising Amartya Sen's capability approach to human development: a framework for identifying "valuable" capabilities'.
All Souls, Friday, 23 April, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: G.A. Cohen, M.J. Desai.

A. DINERMAN, St Antony's: `Objects and relations of state rule: official history, revisionisms, and rural political authority in post-independence Mozambique, 1975–94'.
Nuffield, Monday, 26 April, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: M.A. Vaughan, L. White.

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Committee for Archaeology

C.A. FINN, Queen's: `Fieldwork: archaeology and the poetic past of W.B. Yeats and Seamus Heaney'.
Wolfson, Friday, 19 March, 3.30 p.m.
Examiners: J.H. Stallworthy, R. Bradley.

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Oxford University Gazette, 18 March 1999: Colleges

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

Contents of this section:

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OBITUARIES

All Souls College

DAVID DAUBE, FBA, 24 February 1999; Regius Professor of Civil Law and Fellow of the college 1955–70; Emeritus Fellow from 1980.

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Christ Church

FREDERICK PETRE CROWDER, QC, 16 February 1999; commoner 1938–9. Aged 79.

BEADON HAROLD DENING, MA, 1999; commoner 1947–8. Aged 75.

THE REVD ROBERT FLEMING HANNAY, MA, 8 February 1999; commoner 1941–2 and 1945–6. Aged 75.

RICHARD ANTHONY PAGET-COOKE, MA, 8 October 1998; commoner 1938–9.

SIR (RICHARD) NEWTON RYCROFT, BT., 1999; commoner 1936–9. Aged 81.

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ELECTIONS OF PROCTORS

St Edmund Hall

The college has elected as Proctor for the Proctorial year 2000–1 MARTIN DANIEL EDWARD SLATER, MA, M.PHIL., Fellow of the college.

Wadham College

The college has elected as Proctor for the Proctorial year 2000–1 PROFESSOR RICHARD SHARPE, MA (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), FSA, F.R.HIST.S., Fellow of the college.

ELECTION OF ASSESSOR

St Peter's College

The college has elected as Assessor for the Proctorial year 2000–1 L.N. GOLDMAN, MA (MA Cambridge), Fellow of the college.

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ELECTIONS

Christ Church

To an Open Scholarship:

ZOYA TODOROVIC, formerly of Chiswick Community School

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Merton College

To Junior Research Fellowships (with effect from 1 October 1999):

JOANNE BAILEY (BA Durham), Scouloudi History Research Fellow, Institute of Historical Research, University of London

ALEXANDER PLOGHAUS (M.SC. Neuroscience, Bonn), Rhodes Scholar, Department of Experimental Psychology and Centre for Functional MRI of the Brain, University of Oxford

ANYA SUSCHITZKY (MA Cambridge, PH.D. Berkeley), Fellow, Mabelle McLeon Lewis Memorial Foundation, University of California

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To Postmasterships:

MISS LUCY JANE HANINGTON, formerly of The Maynard School

MISS CATHERINE EMMA LOUISE PODMORE, formerly of Clifton High School

MISS LUCY ANNE TALLENTS, formerly of Henley College

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Somerville College

To Beilby Exhibitions in Experimental Psychology:

GILLIAN RUTH BENNETT, formerly of Rivington and Blackrod High School, Bolton

KATHERINE MARGARET FAIRBANK, formerly of Queen Mary's High School, Walsall

To a Coombes Exhibition in Literae Humaniores:

CORNELIUS WILLIAM LATIMER WILLSON, formerly of Eton College

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PRIZES

Christ Church

Stanley Robinson Prize:

RANJAN SEN

Keith Feiling Prize:

STEPHEN AYRE

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Oxford University Gazette, 18 March 1999: Advertisements

Advertisements

Contents of this section:


How to advertise in the Gazette

Terms and conditions of acceptance of advertisements

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Art Exhibition

Mary Oglivie Gallery, St Anne's College, Woodstock Road: daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m. until 10 Apr., Paintings and Drawings by Susan Garrington. Visitors are advised to ring the College Lodge beforehand, tel.: Oxford (2)74800.

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Student Vacation Exchange

French Exchange. Diane Deffins, age 16, is keen to spend part of her summer holidays with an English family in Oxford. She is studying arts subjects, and is very keen on drama, but in other ways considers she is normal! She swims, plays tennis, etc. She is willing to pay, but would prefer to receive someone in exchange at her home in St Gaudens in the central Pyrennes. Flexible about dates. Tel.: Oxford 558314, e-mail: richard.briant@materials.ox.ac.uk.

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Oxford Film Footage

Got any film/home videos of Oxford? We are looking for any old moving images of the University for a Channel 4 documentary on St. Hilda's College. Special interest: women at Oxford, college life, balls, exams, etc. Contact Sara, tel.: Oxford 276871.

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Tuition Offered

For English-speaking students studying Russian at University, Russian conversation is offered, on political, economic, literary, etc. themes. An opportunity to learn about the different `mentalities' of Russia and Britain. £10 per hour. Margaret Coulson, 9 Blandford Avenue. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

For Russian-speaking students of English, English conversation is offered with poet Robert Coulson, on political, economic, literary, etc. themes. An opportunity to learn about the different `mentalities' of Russia and Britain. £10 per hour. 9 Blandford Avenue. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

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Services Offered

West country artist of national reputation is available to take commission for portraits in oil at reasonable prices. For more details, tel.: Oxford 726124.

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

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

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

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

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

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Domestic Services

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

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Situations Vacant

St Hilda's College: Development Support Assistant required for a very busy office which implements a full programme of fund-raising and alumni relations activities. The appointee will provide administrative, secretarial, and database support, and deal with telephone and written enquiries. Applicants should have an interest in fund-raising and the education environment, be keen and enthusiastic, and have seretarial and computer skills. Familiarity with databases an advantage; along with Word, Excel, and a willingness to learn other computer applications. Salary £13,074–£15,134 (University C4 Grade). Apply in writing (with full c.v., and names/addresses of 2 referees) to Ms Gillian Stanley, Bursar's Secretary, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY, from whom further particulars are also available (tel.: Oxford (2)76809). Applications close: 26 Mar.

Reliable, cheerful, competent person able to use word-processor wanted to help retired professor sorting large correspondence and numerous files. Two 2-hour sessions weekly, £6.50 p.h. Please write to Professor Sir Michael Dummett, 54 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SJ.

William Morris School requires a Nursery Teacher from 12 Apr. 1999, to cover a maternity leave, initially until the second half of the Summer Term. For further details, including job description and candidate specification, please contact the school at the above address. Applications close: Wed., 24 Mar.

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Houses to Let

Walk to colleges: central North Oxford house available from 1 Sept. 1999; furnished. Near Port Meadow; walk to colleges, and train/bus stations. Recently redecorated; desks, filing cabinets, several large closets; secluded garden; 2.5 bathrooms; c.h.; washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes; 2 bicycles. Quiet, suit visiting academics. Two bedrooms: £950 p.m., 3 bedrooms: £1,250 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact Mackrell (evenings), tel.: Oxford 775567, or Gaston (Canada), tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Family holiday accommodation, central North Oxford: three-quarters of Victorian terrace house (self-contained); sleeps 6–7; attractive, well-equipped rear courtyard; street parking; 10 minutes from city centre; 3 minutes from water meadows and scenic canal route. £400 p.w. inclusive. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Summertown, in attractive quiet location, convenient for shops, schools, buses. comfortable, well-maintained, detached house; 4 bedrooms, 2 sitting-rooms, dining-room, study, large kitchen, breakfast room, bathroom, shower, 2 w.c.s. Gas c.h.; gardens (gardener included); car space. Available from late Aug. to careful non-smoking family. £1,200 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 558511.

City centre house with views of Thames, available for 4 months, June–Sept. Fully equipped, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, gas c.h., garden, garage. £1,000 p.c.m. inclusive of charges except telephone calls. Tel.: Oxford 250462.

North Oxford , near St Antony's College and Port Meadow, 15 minutes' walk from centre. Fully furnished house with 1 double and 2 single bedrooms, 2 living rooms, 2 bathrooms, study with PC and E-mail, nice garden. Small friendly cat. Available 13 July–29 Aug. £275 p.w. or £1,500 for whole period. Tel.: Oxford 515077, e-mail: mollison@cableinet.co.uk.

Two-bedroom, semi-detached house, Harcourt Hill. Available for short to medium term let. Fully furnished and equipped following recent modernisation. Large open-plan living/dining-room, fitted kitchen, utility room, study, c.h., parking. Both bedrooms en suite. For details, contact Ann Rowcliffe at Westminster College Conference Centre. Tel.: Oxford 253358, e-mail: a.rowcliffe@ox-west.ac.uk.

Spacious and beautiful family house available for rent for the month of Aug. All modern facilities; lovely garden; 5 minutes from Summertown shopping area; regular bus service to city centre. Rent £1,200 including all services. Precise dates and rent are flexible and negotiable. Self-contained studio flat attached to main house, suitable for single person, may also be available for same period; £400 inclusive. Contact Professor G.A. Dover, tel.: Oxford 554300 (Wed.–Sun.) or 0116 2523983 (Mon.–Wed. a.m.).

Headington, close to schools and hospitals. Four-bedroom house; large kitchen, 2 reception, garage, gardens. Available 15 Aug. 1999–31 July 2000. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76202 or 761316, e-mail: alan.bowman@christ-church.oxford.ac.uk.

College-owned houses available 12 July–10 Sept. only, centrally located (St Clements), fully equipped, serviced by college scouts. Long lets preferred. Individual rooms sharing facilities may also be available. Tel.: Oxford (2)79082, e-mail: janet.mead@seh.ox.ac.uk, or write to Ms Janet Mead, St Edmund Hall, Queen's Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR.

Summer and/or Easter let in Oxford: live in comfort near the Thames. Beautiful victorian house, architect converted; south-facing garden. Four bedrooms, large split-level living-room, pale wood floors, dining room, new fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with bidet and w.c., shower room with w.c.; c.h. Available Easter (27 Mar.–10 Apr.) and Summer (23 July–2 Sept.). Price negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

Charming house on Osney Island available to academic family for flexible period as desired. Two bedrooms. Sleeps 3 people. £875 p.m. Contact Betsey Newell, tel.: Oxford 721215, e-mail: betsy@tasis.demon.co.uk.

Make finding accommodation a pleasure, not a chore. Finders Keepers is dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), welcome food pack, personal service, and much more. Call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford, Bardwell Road. Attractive ground-floor flat in Victorian conversion. Two bedrooms (1 double, 1 single), living-room with open plan kitchen, c.h., dishwasher, washing machine, etc., parking, maintained gardens. Short/long let from mid/late- Mar. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

North Oxford (Upper Wolvercote): delightful, self-contained, furnished maisonette overlooking Port Meadow and Oxford canal. Spacious refurbished accommodation on 2 levels. Gas c.h. Available end Apr. 1999. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 512906.

Self-contained flat in very quiet surroundings. Newly decorated and furnished. Lockable garage and off-street parking. Suit mature single person needing peace and quiet. Godstow Road (off Woodstock Road). Available 31 Mar. 1999. £485 p.c.m. Jill Loveday, tel.: Oxford 558482.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings, and parks, and very close to the river. Available for short/long let. Two exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. (1) First-floor (available 1 now): double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) Ground-floor (available now): 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

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Accommodation Offered

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

Available from June 1999: family accommodation in central North Oxford—excellent schools; three-quarters of attractive Victorian well-equipped house; 28-ft. sitting-room; 3 double bedrooms, etc; courtyard garden; parking; 10 minutes' walk to city centre; close to water meadows and scenic canal. £1,100 p.c.m. (excluding bills). Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Two properties, North Oxford, well within ring road. Both quiet, with lovely views to open countryside, near bus route. (1) Self-contained, luxury, open plan accommodation with patio. Suit visiting academic, single/couple. Available from end Apr. £650 p.m. (single), £700 p.m. (couple), including electricity. (2) Beautiful, unusual, open-plan, fully-furnished modern house. Off-street parking and small patio garden. Suit visiting academic/professional couple. £895 p.m. including Council Tax and water rates. Available from July 1999. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. Tel.: Oxford 515085, e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

Two furnished rooms. (1) Oxford Road, in quiet, shared, non-smoking, professional house. Amenities shared with 2 other tenants, including kitchen, bathroom, sitting-room, full gas c.h. and garden. £230 p.c.m. inclusive of Council Tax and water rates. (2) Cricket Road, in quiet, shared, professional house. Share use of kitchen and bathroom with 1 other tenant. Full gas c.h. £220 p.c.m. including Council Tax and water rates. Please tel.: Oxford 430595.

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting US academic seeks 1- or 2-bedroom apartment within the ring road from mid-May to mid-Aug. Will be accompanied by husband and infant child. Prefer furnished. Happy to house sit and/or look after pets. Contact through Dr G.M. Henderson, tel.: Oxford 282123, e- mail: gideonh@earth.ox.ac.uk.

Female graduate student seeks accommodation (full board) for period 10 May–10 July 1999, in central Oxford or the Headington area. House-, dog-, or baby-sitting possible. The less expensive the better. Reference from Oxford University professor available. Please contact Regina, e-mail: Saphier@westel1990.net.

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

Visiting Fellow from USA seeks sublet or short lease of flat/room in North Oxford/Summertown area for 1 Apr.–30 June. Access to kitchen preferred. Please contact Dr Marc W. Steinberg, 203 Wright Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063. Fax (USA): 413 585 3389, office: 413 585 3443; e-mail: mwsteinb@sophia.smith.edu.

Doctor and family on sabbatical from Australia need furnished and equipped home, 3+ bedrooms, commuting distance to John Radcliffe Hospital, from 1 Aug. for approximately 4 months. Tel.: 61 3 9824 0998, e-mail: greensil@netspace.net.au. Local contact (Prof. Foex) tel.: Oxford 727342.

Visiting lecturer seeks accommodation for the Trinity Term. Please contact Dr Andrew O'Shaughnessy, tel.: 01223 301458 (or 01273 818421 after 1 Apr.).

Author with family wishes to rent 4-bedroom house in North Oxford, 15 July–15 Aug. 1999. E-mail: doverman@winston.com.

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Mallams Residential Letting is well placed to help with your letting and management requirements. Based in Summertown, we offer a professional service tailored to your individual requirements. If you are thinking of letting your property, please call us. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home or investment. We have celebrated 25 years in Oxford letting and managing properties—try us first! Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are delighted with our service—why not pop in and read their comments? Contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Exchange

House exchange. Dates and length of stay flexible. My house is just outside Portland in Oregon, USA. Two blocks to Pacific University. One block from coach station. Park across the street. Looking for house or flat in Oxford; closer to Carfax the better. I am a member of Christ Church (D.Phil. 1992). Contact Marc Morenco, Dept. of Philosophy, Pacific University, 2043 College Way, Forest Grove, OR, 97116. Tel.: 503 359 2847, e-mail: marencom@pacific.edu.

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Accommodation Offered for Rent or Exchange

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

Summertown, Oxford: lovely, 3-bedroom, Victorian terrace house; fully- furnished/equipped; available from mid-July 1999. to let or exchange for 1 year minimum (longer if required). Three double bedrooms, eat-in kitchen overlooking pretty garden, 2 reception rooms, 1.5 bathrooms, gas c.h., hardwood floors, washer/drier. Near shops, buses, excellent schools, university, hospitals, etc. Family owners (prof. mother, 2 children) ideally seeking exchange with New York apartment in Manhattan. Otherwise, £1,100 or $1,800 p.c.m. exclusive. New York tel.: 212 663 2664, fax: 212 531 1224; London tel.: 0181 874 5909; e-mail: 101642.2251@compuserve.com.

To let during sabbatical leave mid-Sept. 1999–early Jan. 2000. Four- bedroom house just south of Summertown and within walking distance of university and city centre. Gas c.h., washing machine, drier, dishwasher, 2 telephones, garden. Close to schools. Start date could be flexible. £1,000 p.c.m., or exchange for 3/4-bedroom house in Sydney, Australia, within easy reach of University of Sydney. For more details, please tel.: Oxford 554556 (p.m.), e-mail: paul.madden@chem.ox.ac.uk.

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Summer Let

Available in August: light and spacious semi-detached house in south Oxford. Close to city centre (10 minutes by bicycleþ2 available). Two bedrooms, 2 reception, kitchen/dining-room, bathroom, garden. Fully furnished and equipped. Overlooks open country from the back. Frequent bus service. Prefer 1 or 2 persons. Resident cat to be fed. £450 p.c.m. for 1, £700 p.c.m. for 2. Tel.: Oxford 728111, e-mail: Majaob@aol.com.

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Holiday Lets

Dordogne, near St Emilion and Bergerac. Traditional rural farmhouse, edge of small hamlet, own pool, garden/field, sleeps 7, simple, comfortable; near vinyards, riding, swimming lake, castles, markets. £400–£470 p.w. Tel.: 01993 881408, fax: 01502 480902.

Italy, Umbria: Assisi National Park. Two double bedrooms, kitchen/dining-room, large bathroom. Own road, superb views, wildlife. Lombardia: Lake Como. Village house apartment closely overlooking lake. One double bedroom, bathroom, kitchenette, dining/sitting-room, terrace; 20 minutes Como city. £900 p.m./£300 p.w./£550 per fortnight for either let. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

Crete: a tradiational Cretan house in Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully-furnished surroundings. Elevated vine-covered sitting area with brick barbecue perfect for alfresco dining. Situated in the quiet area of the Old Town, near long sandy beaches, tavernas, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available year round. £250 p.w., £900 p.m. Tel./fax: 0030 831 56525.

Skopelos, Skiathos, and Alonissos. Lovely island houses available for rent in town, country, and seaside locations, sleeping 2–8 persons. Prices from £39 per person p.w. For brochure, tel.: +30424 22947, fax: +30424 23057, e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr.

Tuscany: farmhouse around beautiful medieval village of Loro Ciuffenna near Florence, Sienna, and Arrezo. Two bedrooms, attic, 2 bathrooms, terrace. £375 p.w. (July/Aug. £410 p.w.). Other farmhouses to rent and apartments with swimming pool. For details, tel.: 0171 3282454, e-mail: kensaat@zoo.co.uk.

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Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 19 March - 28 April

Diary

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

For the full list of courses, see the Staff Development ProgrammeWeb site.

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Friday 19 March

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY of Modern and Contemporary France Study Day: `Cuisine et politique en France', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (tel.: (2)74220).

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Dealing with harassment' (day 2), 1 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Buddhist art from Tibet' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Saturday 20 March

FRANCO-BRITISH STUDY DAY: `Changing French political systems' (various speakers), Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Monday 22 March

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Examining and assessing undergraduates', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Tuesday 23 March

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British drawings and watercolours' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

H.E. M. DANIEL BERNARD (French ambassador): `The French vision of Europe' (European Movement lecture), Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Thursday 25 March

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Information overload—beat the bumph', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

OXFORD–GRENOBLE ASSOCIATION: open meeting, Maison Française, 7.30 p.m.

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Friday 26 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Jewellery in the ancient world', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Saturday 27 March

MAISON FRANÇAISE Study Day: `Virginia Woolf and the body' (various speakers), Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Tuesday 30 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Porcelain: "Figures for Desart" ', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Thursday 1 April

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 12 April).

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Friday 2 April

ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 6 April).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 5 April).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (most buildings reopen 6 April; see full details above).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION library closed (reopens 6 April).

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Tuesday 6 April

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

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Friday 9 April

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

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Tuesday 13 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Gods, heroes, and men of ancient Greece', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Friday 16 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Buddhist art from Tibet' (special exhbition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Tuesday 20 April

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

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

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Thursday 22 April

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Pastoral skills for tutors', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

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Friday 23 April

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Memory skills', 1.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to Egypt of the Pharaohs', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Sunday 25 April

TRINITY FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 26 April

PROFESSOR L.N. TREFETHEN (Professor of Numerical Analysis): `Scientific computing: the finite, the infinite, and the future' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE BRENTANO QUARTET perform works by Purcell, Nicholas Maw, and Beethoven, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by programme, from porters' lodge; reserved for college members until ten days before the concert).

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Tuesday 27 April

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m. PROFESSOR L. DASTON: `Can objectivity have a history?' (Sir Isaiah Berlin Lectures in the History of Ideas: `The ideals and practice of scientific objectivity'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 28 April

PROFESSOR P. LUBECK: `Global Islam' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: `Transnational religious communities: Muslim and Hindu movements and networks'), Seminar Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR N. FRIEDMAN: `The study of evolutionary history: insights from Queen Victoria' (Waynflete Lectures: `Seminal events in the evolutionary history of plants'), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PHILIP HOWARD delivers the Times Lecture, Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR M. LEACH: `New shapes to shift: war, parks, and the hunting persona in modern West Africa' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women: Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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