19 June 1997 - No 4442



<p>Oxford University Gazette,<br /> Vol. 127, No. 4442: 19 June 1997<br /></p>

Oxford University Gazette

19 June 1997


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<br /><br /><br /><title><br /> Oxford University Gazette, 19 June 1997: University Acts<br />

University Acts


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  • BOARDS OF FACULTIES

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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 person who is qualified for membership
    of Congregation:

    FERGUS VINCENT GLEESON, Department of Radiology

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    2 Register of Congregation

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

    Blundell, K.M., MA, D.Phil., Balliol

    Butterwick, R.J., MA, Wolfson

    Gleeson, F.V., MA status, Department of Radiology

    Kwiatkowski, D.P., MA, Exeter

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    CONGREGATION 17 June


    1 Declaration of approval of unopposed
    Statutes
    promulgated on 3 June

    No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-
    Chancellor declared the the Statutes (1) establishing a
    Professorship of Mathematics and its Applications and a
    Professorship of Pure Mathematics and (2) establishing a
    Professorship of Transplantation approved.

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    2 Promulgation of Statute

    A form of Statute was promulgated. No notice of
    opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared
    the preamble carried of the proposed Statute making
    provision to enable Kellogg College to elect professorial
    fellows.

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    3 Declaration of approval of
    Special Resolutions

    (1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of
    Civil Law by Diploma upon HIS EXCELLENCY VÁCLAV
    HAVEL, President of the Czech Republic, be approved.

    (2) That a site behind No. 1 South Parks Road be
    allocated for a building of approximately 2,200 sq.m. to
    house the Institute for American Studies.

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    4 Special Resolution approved on
    a division

    That this House

    (a) endorse the development of the School of
    Management Studies, to be renamed the Said Business
    School in the event of a benefaction from Mr Said being
    forthcoming, through the construction of a new building
    on the Oxford station forecourt site on the broad terms
    and conditions set out in the explanatory note to this
    resolution and in the decree published with this
    resolution;

    (b) agree, subject to the acquisition by the
    University of the freehold of the site, to allocate a
    site of up to 2.4 acres for the construction of a
    building for the school if planning consent for the
    building is given; and

    (c) endorse the terms of the decree set out
    [in `University Agenda',
    Gazette 12 June] which Council will make if the resolution is
    approved.

    [For: 342; against: 55]

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    BOARDS OF FACULTIES

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





    <br /> Oxford University Gazette, 19 June 1997: University<br /> Agenda<br />

    University Agenda


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    <br /> Oxford University Gazette, 19 June 1997: Notices<br />

    Notices


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    CONFERMENT AND RECONFERMENT OF
    THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

    On the recommendation of the General Board and the
    relevant faculty boards, Council has conferred the title
    of Visiting Professor in
    Physics on S.J. ROSE, MA, D.PHIL., leader of the Theory
    and
    Computation Group at the Central Laser Facility,
    Rutherford Appleton
    Laboratory, for a period of three years with immediate
    effect, and has reconferred the title of Visiting
    Professor in Clinical
    Epidemiology on D.L. SACKETT (BA Wisconsin, B.SC., MD
    Illinois, M.SC. Boston), Head of the Centre for
    Evidence-Based Medicine, for the period until 31 July
    2000, and has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor
    in the Principles of Engineering Design on P.T. THOMPSON
    (PH.D. Essex), Manager of the Technology and Development
    Unit of BT's Global Networks Directorate, for the period
    until 21 November 2001.

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    HONOUR MODERATIONS IN GREEK AND
    LATIN LITERATURE AND HONOUR MODERATIONS IN LATIN
    LITERATURE WITH GREEK

    Hertford Prize: SOPHIE F. BENNETT, Corpus
    Christi College

    First De Paravicini Prize: OLIVER A. EVANS,
    Christ Church

    Second De Paravicini Prize: LAWRENCE POTTER,
    Magdalen College

    Harold Lister Sutherland Prize: THOMAS
    CAREY, Corpus Christi College, and DANIEL J. EDGE,
    Magdalen College

    Proxime accesserunt: JAMES R. BURBIDGE, St
    Hugh's College, and SAMUEL E. COULTHARD, Lady Margaret
    Hall

    Comparative Philology Prize: RANJAN SEN,
    Christ Church

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    DOOLEY PRIZE IN ANATOMY

    The Prize has been awarded to DR IAN HARDING.

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    UNIVERSITY OFFICES: PAPERS
    RECEIVED

    The following documents on matters of general interest
    with regard to Higher Education policy, funding, or other
    significant developments, have recently been received
    within the University Offices. If any member of
    Congregation would wish to have a copy of any of these
    documents, he or she should apply to the office of the
    Deputy Registrar (Administration) (telephone: (2)70003).
    Where relevant an Internet reference is also given.

    CVCP Higher Education Pay and Prices Index as at
    January 1997
    . (This is the second issue of the new
    Higher Education Pay and Prices Index (HEPPI), which has
    replaced the Universities Pay and Prices Index (UPPI).
    The index illustrates the real changes in university
    costs and has risen by 0.9 per cent in the year to
    January 1997.)

    HEFCE RAE Manager's Report on the Conduct of the
    1996 Research Assessment Exercise
    . (This report
    follows a technical review of the exercise and reports in
    some detail how the exercise was conducted. It also
    identifies practical issues to be addressed in the
    planning of any future similar exercise. It is not,
    however, directly concerned with the question whether
    there should be another RAE or if so how it should be
    conducted.) Also available on "http://www.niss.ac.uk/education/hefc/rae96/">
    http://www.niss.ac.uk/education/hefc/rae96/.

    HEFCE Report on the Impact of the 1992 Research
    Assessment Exercise on Higher Education Insitutions in
    England
    . (This report draws conclusions on the
    effects of the 1992 RAE on English Higher Education
    Institutions, whilst pointing out that the 1996 RAE
    differed from the 1992 exercise so that the conclusions
    in the report may not now apply.) Also available on href =
    "http://www.niss.ac.uk/education/hefc/rae96/">
    http://www.niss.ac.uk/education/hefc/rae96/.

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    RESEARCH IN FINANCE IN OXFORD

    Finance, in its many aspects, is now of major importance,
    both academically and practically. The nature of the
    subject is such that while it is well represented within
    the University, research in the area is spread over many
    faculties and departments.

    It is intended to provide a focus for this activity,
    initially through co-ordination of activities and
    dissemination of information. Specific plans include the
    development of a joint seminar series, creation of
    appropriate web pages, and a working paper series. In the
    longer term, a more formal research centre may evolve.

    Anyone wishing to be included in these activities is
    encouraged to contact either Dr Sam Howison, Mathematical
    Institute (e-mail:

    howison@maths.oxford.ac.uk
    ), or
    Professor Colin Mayer, Management Studies (e-mail: href = "mailto:howison@maths.oxford.ac.uk), or Professor
    Colin Mayer, Management Studies (e-mail: "mailto:Colin.Mayer@obs.ox.ac.uk">Colin.Mayer@obs.ox.ac.uk
    .

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    UNIVERSITY PROFESSIONAL
    INDEMNITY INSURANCE

    Personal Consultancies

    The University holds a Professional Indemnity Insurance
    policy which indemnifies the University, together with
    its employees and officers whilst acting on behalf of
    the University
    , against liability for damages (and
    claimants' costs and expenses) in respect of claims
    arising out of the University's activities as a
    university
    by reason of (amongst other things):

    (i) any act, neglect, error, or omission, occurring or
    committed in good faith by the University
    (together with its employees and officers whilst acting
    on behalf of the University);

    (ii) libel and slander committed in good
    faith
    by reason of words written or spoken by the
    University (together with its employees and officers
    whilst acting on behalf of the University).

    In the event of liability arising from any
    dishonest or fraudulent act or omission, no
    person committing or condoning the act or
    omission is entitled to indemnity.

    The policy does not cover the first £1,000 of
    any claim for damages.

    The policy also provides the same cover for
    individual members of the University's academic,
    academic-related, and technical staff who undertake
    private work, provided that

    (a) the permission of the University has been
    obtained, and

    (b) fees received for such work are declared
    to the insurer.

    It should be noted, however, that claims in US and
    Canadian courts are excluded.

    This insurance cover is subject to a number of
    conditions, of which the most important are:

    (a) that written notice is given to
    the insurance company as soon as possible after
    the University is aware of circumstances which might
    reasonably be expected
    to produce a claim against
    the University (including its employees and officers if
    within the cover)—irrespective of the validity of
    the claim—or as soon as it is informed of such a
    claim for which there may be liability under the
    insurance cover; and

    (b) that every letter, claim, writ,
    summons and process
    is forwarded to the insurance
    company immediately on receipt. No admission,
    offer, promise, payment, or indemnity is to be made or
    given by or on behalf of the University (including its
    employees and officers if within the cover) without the
    written consent of the company.

    Members of the academic staff undertaking
    consultancy work with the permission of the University
    (under the rules laid down by the General Board), and
    academic-related and technical staff (who must obtain the
    permission of the head of their department), are strongly
    urged to take advantage of this cover. They may do so by
    writing, on a strictly confidential basis, to Mr P.J.
    Smith, University Chest, University Offices, Wellington
    Square, Oxford, stating the name of the employer for each
    consultancy and the fee or the remuneration receivable.

    The insurance company will only be notified of the
    aggregate number of consultancies and the aggregate fees
    on an annual basis except in the event of a claim, when
    details of a particular consultancy will be required by
    the insurer.

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    <br /> Oxford University Gazette, 19 June 1997: Lectures<br />

    Lectures


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    INAUGURAL LECTURE


    Lady Margaret Professor of
    Divinity

    THE REVD CANON JOHN WEBSTER will deliver his inaugural
    lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 October, in the
    Examination Schools.

    Subject: `Theological theology.'

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    ROMANES LECTURE 1997

    HER EXCELLENCY MARY ROBINSON, DCL, President of Ireland,
    will deliver the Romanes Lecture for 1997 at 5.45 p.m. on
    Tuesday, 11 November, in the Sheldonian Theatre. The
    subject of the lecture will be announced later.

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    CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 1997

    DR PIERRE HASSNER, Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches
    Internationales, Paris, will deliver the 1997 Cyril
    Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the
    Examination Schools.

    Subject: `The bourgeois and the barbarian:
    war and peace in the post-military age.'

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    BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

    Research Talks

    PROFESSOR R.A. DIXON, Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation,
    Oklahoma, USA, will lecture on Thursday, 26 June, in the
    Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.
    The lecture will be given at 3 p.m., and not at 4 p.m.,
    as previously notified.

    Subject: `The phenylpropanoid pathway in
    sickness and health.'

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    SOCIAL STUDIES

    Co-operative reasoning (seminar)

    G. MACKIE will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Friday, 20
    June, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

    Conveners: M. Bacharach, MA, D.Phil.,
    Professor of Economics, and G. Mackie, MA, Junior
    Research Fellow, St John's College.

    Subject: `Communication and commitment in
    social dilemmas.'

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    EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH
    CENTRE


    Medieval seminar:
    Oxford–Tübingen

    This seminar, which will bring together scholars and
    graduate students from Tübingen and Oxford working
    in related fields of medieval history, philosophy, and
    literature, will be held on 11, 12, and 14 July. The
    sessions on 11 and 12 July will take place in 47
    Wellington Square, except where otherwise indicated; the
    14 July session in Lecture Room A, the Computing
    Services.

    Enquiries should be directed to Dr Michael Stolz, EHRC,
    47 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (telephone: Oxford
    (2)80744, fax: (2)80740, e-mail: "mailto:michael.stolz@modern-languages.ox.ac.uk">michael.stolz
    @modern-languages.ox.ac.uk).

    Friday, 11 July. Historical section: aspects of
    religious life and thought in medieval Oxford and Germany

    DR R. CROSS, Oriel

    9 a.m.: `John Duns Scotus.'

    S. MÜLLER, Tübingen

    10 a.m.: `William of Occam—a
    theologian in Oxford.'

    DR J. CLARK, St Edmund Hall

    11 a.m.: `Monastic learning in Oxford in
    the fifteenth century.'

    M. WILDE, Tübingen

    1.30 p.m.: `Meister Eckhart als
    Mystiker.'

    S. BURKERT, St Edmund Hall

    2.30 p.m.: `Mystik und Katechese bei
    Meister Eckhart und Marquard von Lindau.'

    DR P. ROBINSON, Wolfson

    4 p.m., Lecture Room A, Computing
    Services
    : Presentation of the Oxford
    Canterbury Tales project
    (computerised manuscript edition).


    Saturday, 12 July. Philological section:
    Media(eval) culture. Aspects of literacy, dialogic
    discourse and didacticism in German texts of the Middle
    Ages

    DR A. SUERBAUM, Somerville

    9 a.m.: `Wahrheit und Lüge in
    Hartmanns Iwein.'

    S. COXON, Wolfson

    10 a.m.: `Produktive
    Überlieferung—Wolfdietrich.'

    PROFESSOR DR B. WACHINGER, Tübingen

    11 a.m.: `Zabulons Buch.'

    U. KOCHER, Tübingen

    2 p.m.: `Dialogizität in der
    deutschen Boccaccio—Rezeption.'

    DR H. LÄHNEMANN, Tübingen

    3 p.m.: `Landschaftsdarstellung und
    Moraldidaxe im 15. Jahrhundert.'

    DR M. STOLZ, EHRC

    4 p.m.: `Szenische Artes-
    Repräsentation in der Volkssprache.'


    Monday, 14 July (9–11 a.m.). Presentation of
    computer editing programmes and computer databases

    M. POPHAM, OUCS: `The Oxford Text Archive.'

    DR A. FIEBIG, Tübingen: `Recta ordinatione
    explanare
    . Textual structure as basis for data
    conversion.'

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    OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC
    STUDIES

    HE MR NELSON MANDELA, President of the Republic of South
    Africa, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 11 July, in
    the Sheldonian Theatre.p

    Admission will be by ticket only. Applications for
    tickets should be made before 4 July to the Centre
    Secretary, the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George
    Street, Oxford OX1 2AR.

    Subject: `Renewal and renaissance: towards a
    new world order.'

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    LIBRARIES BOARD TRAINING CO-ORDINATING COMMITTEE

    PAULA O'CONNOR of Blackwell Publishers will give a
    seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 July, in Lecture Room
    1, the Department of Educational Studies. The seminar,
    which is intended to be of interest to researchers and
    librarians, will be followed by refreshments and informal
    discussion. Bookings should be made before 4 July (e-
    mail: courses@las.ox.ac.uk).

    Subject: `Electronic journals: new media for
    research information.'

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    OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

    The following lectures will be given at the meeting of
    the Oxford Signalling Group to be held at 4 p.m. on
    Friday, 27 June, in the Department of Pharmacology.

    ANN RIDLEY, Ludwig Institute, London: `Rho
    family proteins: signalling to the actin
    cytoskeleton.'

    ANDY STOKER, Department of Human Anatomy:
    `The neural crest: motility, adhesion, and
    phosphotyrosine signalling.'

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    FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

    The fifty-second Annual General Meeting of the Friends of
    the Bodleian will be held at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 June,
    in the Sheldonian Theatre. The Vice-Chancellor will take
    the chair.

    After the formal business meeting, THE RT. HON. THE LORD
    JENKINS OF HILLHEAD, Chancellor of the University, will
    address the meeting.

    Subject: `Politicians and their reading.'

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    <br /> Oxford University Gazette, 19 June 1997: Grants and<br /> Funding<br />

    Grants and Research Funding


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    HULME UNIVERSITY FUND


    Grants for special academic
    needs with particular reference to research

    The steering committee which makes recommendations for
    grants from the Hulme University Fund now invites
    applications for the 1997 awards.

    Under the Scheme for the Hulme Fund, Brasenose
    College applies one-third of the income which it receives
    from the Hulme Trust
    Estates (Educational) towards furthering Oxford
    University purposes, defined as the promotion of
    education and research in the University by grants
    designed to relieve the special needs of University
    faculties or institutions or to promote the special
    purposes of any study or research pursued in or connected
    with the University. The college is required to have
    regard to proposals made by Council and no grants may be
    made without Council's consent.

    The committee's practice is to target in each year
    some particular area suitable for assistance. For 1997,
    the applications are invited for grants to support
    special academic needs, with particular reference to
    research, under the Scheme's provision to promote the
    special purposes of study or research. The scheme will
    be focused on the Arts, where past experience has shown
    that the scarcity of research funding is such that the
    resources of this fund can do much good, but the Steering
    Committee notes that there may also be relevant research
    in museums and libraries and in some of the Council
    departments, the support of which could be significant in
    terms of departmental vitality.

    The total amount available to be committed in grants
    is some £30K and the committee customarily
    distributes its support by applying a normal maximum of
    £5K to £6K for grants from the fund; the range
    of research projects for which support on this scale can
    make a realistic contribution will inevitably be quite
    limited, but the committee has a tradition of encouraging
    the use of the fund to support self-help and is content
    to see grants from the fund used alongside other
    resources to enable more substantial undertakings to
    proceed (for example, a grant from the fund could be one
    element in a package of support from internal and
    external sources, a pump-priming grant, or a source of
    matching funds to facilitate the raising of further
    moneys from outside sources). The Steering Committee
    draws particular attention to the restriction of the fund
    to `special needs' and `special purposes' and to the fact
    that the fund does not support normal departmental
    commitments or items which might properly be charged to
    general university funds.

    The closing date for applications is 31 October 1997,
    and it is hoped that in most cases the results of
    applications will be known by the end of December. There
    is no set timetable for completion of expenditure and the
    committee is content that approved grants should be drawn
    down as expenditure is required; equally it is prepared
    to consider, in principle, applications where the ability
    to carry out the project is contingent on the success of
    other applications.

    Applications should be made in writing to the
    secretary of the
    Steering Committee (Dr C.R. Repp), University Offices,
    Wellington
    Square, Oxford OX1 2JD giving details of the project, of
    its total costs and other approaches which have been made
    for funding, and on the basis for regarding the
    application as coming within the definition of special
    need. The Steering Committee will weigh each application
    according to its own criteria but it may, if appropriate,
    also seek the advice of relevant faculty boards on the
    priority which they would attach to individual
    applications falling within their area; in this way the
    Steering Committee hopes, in making its recommendations
    to Council and the Brasenose Governing Body, to ensure
    that the resources of the fund are directed towards those
    projects which are acknowledged to be of high priority.

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    FACULTIES OF MODERN HISTORY AND
    SOCIAL STUDIES


    Carlyle Fund

    The Committee for the Carlyle Fund offers one research
    scholarship in the history of political thought (post-
    classical), broadly defined, tenable from October 1997
    for up to three years. The scholarship will include
    maintenance at the current level of British Academy/ESRC
    awards, all university and college fees at the Home/EU
    rate, and a book grant of £400 per annum. The
    scholar must be a registered research student at the
    University; his or her progress will be subject to annual
    review by the committee.

    Candidates must have completed at least one year of
    postgraduate study by the time at which they would take
    up the scholarship. The scholar will be required to apply
    for a British Academy/ESRC award in the normal way prior
    to taking up the scholarship, and (if initially
    unsuccessful) to reapply in 1998.

    Applications should be addressed to Charles Shaw,
    Secretary to the Carlyle Committee, University Offices,
    Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, and should include a
    curriculum vitae together with a statement
    of research interests and the names and addresses of a
    supervisor and one other person. Candidates should
    arrange for their referees to send letters of reference
    to the secretary by 4 July. Short-listed candidates will
    be asked to submit written work.

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    <br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 19 June 1997: Examinations and Boards<br />

    Examinations and Boards


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  • CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

  • DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF DIVINITY
  • DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE
  • EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF
    PHILOSOPHY
  • EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF
    SCIENCE

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    BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES


    Election of one Official Member and one
    Ordinary Member

    An election will be held on Thursday, 24 July to fill vacancies
    for an official member (vice Professor S.K.
    Donaldson, resigned), and one ordinary member (vice
    Dr M.J. Collins, resigned), to hold office from the beginning of
    Michaelmas Term 1997 until the beginning of Michaelmas Term
    1998.

    Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by the
    Secretary of Faculties at the University Offices up to 4 p.m. on
    Monday, 30 June, and nominations by six electors up to 4 p.m. on
    Tuesday, 15 July.

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    BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF BIOLOGICAL
    SCIENCES


    M.Sc. in Biology (Integrative
    Bioscience)

    The approved subjects for which courses will be offered in
    1997–8 for the Research in the Biosciences component of the
    M.Sc. in Biology (Integrative Bioscience) are as follows:

    Research in Animal Behaviour

    Research in Cell and Developmental Biology

    Research in Ecology and Conservation of Biodiversity

    Research in Mathematical Biology

    Research in Ornithology

    With effect from 1 October 1997, candidates will be required to
    submit practical notebooks for all the courses and to show
    advanced knowledge of three of the approved subjects, by
    submitting three extended essays on topics approved by the course
    organisers, in addition to submission of a practical notebook and
    an extended essay relating to the Techniques of Molecular Biology
    course.

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    M.Sc. in Biology (Integrative
    Bioscience), 1997–8: dates for written submissions

    With effect from 1 October 1997, the regulations for the above
    course provide that the written submissions required of
    candidates must be submitted by dates to be specified by the
    Organising Committee and published in the University
    Gazette
    not later than the start of the Michaelmas Term
    of the academic year in which the examination is taken.

    For 1997–8 the Organising Committee has approved the
    following submission dates:

    Two copies of the essay relating to the Techniques in Molecular
    Biology course and the practical notebooks relating to the
    Techniques in Molecular Biology Course and the first of the
    Research in the Biosciences courses must be submitted by 12 noon
    on Friday, 9 January 1998.

    Two copies of the second essay and the practical notebooks
    relating to the second and third of the Research in the
    Biosciences courses must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday,
    3 April 1998
    .

    Two copies of the dissertation on the first research project must
    be submitted by 12 noon on Friday, 24 April 1998.

    The practical notebooks relating to the fourth and fifth of the
    Research in the Biosciences courses must be submitted by 12 noon
    on Friday, 10 July 1998.

    Two copies each of the third and fourth essays must be submitted
    by 12 noon on Friday, 21 August 1998.

    Two copies of the dissertation on the second research project
    must be submitted by 12 noon on Friday, 11 September
    1998
    .

    Each submission must be accompanied by a certificate signed by
    the candidate indicating that it is the candidate's own work,
    except where specifically acknowledged.

    The submissions must be sent to the Chairman of Examiners, M.Sc.
    in Biology, c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools,
    High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG.

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    BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL
    SCIENCES


    Honour School of Mathematical Sciences
    1999

    The Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences has approved
    the following paper for examination in Section o of the Honour
    School of Mathematical Sciences 1999 (see Examination
    Decrees
    , 1996, p. 290, regulation 3 (e)).

    Paper o12: Mathematics Education

    This course is a study of the processes and practices in learning
    and teaching mathematics and of associated issues. It will be of
    value to undergraduates in developing their awareness of
    processes and issues in mathematical learning and understanding
    beneficial to their own learning of mathematics. It will also
    serve as an introduction to mathematics education as a
    discipline, and provide insights for those who are interested to
    become future teachers of mathematics. The course will have three
    strands:

    1 Doing, thinking, and understanding
    mathematics: this involves reflection on processes and strategies
    which are a part of mathematical learning. What is
    mathematics?
    will be overtly addressed as will theories
    of learning and learning difficulties. Links will be made with
    undergraduates' own learning of mathematics.

    2 Teaching mathematics and its relationship
    to issues in learning: being an able mathematician is not, by
    itself, sufficient to guarantee being an effective teacher of
    mathematics, nor an effective unsupported learner of further
    mathematics. Mathematical pedagogy will be introduced through an
    analysis of mathematical topics and the needs of learners in
    coming to understand these topics. We shall draw on research into
    the learning and teaching of mathematics at all levels.

    3 Wider issues in the learning and teaching
    of mathematics: this strand will explore a range of issues in
    mathematics education: for example social and cultural issues and
    the roles of technology.

    Outline of topics to be covered:

    Mathematical Thinking: the nature of mathematics; the process of
    mathematics; convincing and proving; conjecturing; advanced
    mathematical thinking.

    Mathematical Understanding: mathematics and language;
    visualisation and imagery; children and number; strategies and
    errors.

    Psychology of Learning Mathematics: relational and instrumental
    understandings; understanding, learning, and knowing;
    constructivism.

    Research in Mathematics Teaching: teaching styles and interactive
    strategies; constructions of teaching; assessment.

    Sociology of Mathematics Teaching: social constructivism and
    situated cognition; gender, culture, and social class.

    Organisation of Mathematics Teaching and Learning: school
    curricula; classroom learning.

    The examination will consist of a three-hour paper with
    three essay-type questions each relating to one of the strands
    of the course. Preparation for two of these questions will be
    done in advance.

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

    The following additional courses for Schedule 1 have been
    approved by the Standing Committee for examination in 1998:

    Algebraic Topology

    Further Quantum Theory

    General Relativity I

    General Relativity II

    Quantum Field Theory

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    M.Sc. in Mathematics and the Foundations
    of Computer Science

    The Standing Committee gives notice that the list of lecture
    courses for 1997–8 is as follows:

    Section A: Algebra, Logic and General Topology

    Schedule I

    Model Theory

    Group Theory

    Lie Algebras

    Elementary Number Theory

    Lattice Theory

    Analytic Topology

    Representation Theory

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    Schedule II

    Algebraic Number Theory

    General Topology

    Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems

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    Section B: Foundations of Computer Science

    Schedule I

    Lambda Calculus

    Domain Theory

    Parallel Algorithms

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    Schedule II

    Game Semantics

    Unifying Theories of Computation

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    Section C: Experimental and Discrete Mathematics

    Schedule I

    Applied Probability

    Complexity and Cryptography

    Communication Theory

    Combinatorial Optimisation

    Schedule II

    Randomised Algorithms

    Computational Algebra

    Computational Number Theory

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    BOARDS OF THE FACULTIES OF PHYSIOLOGICAL
    SCIENCES AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES


    M.Sc. in Neuroscience

    The approved courses available in 1997–8 for the specialist
    neuroscience component of the M.Sc. in Neuroscience are listed
    below. Candidates will be required take five courses, choosing
    at
    least one
    under each of the three series A, B, and C.


    Module A1: Cellular signalling

    Organisers: Dr J.J.B. Jack and Dr A.U. Larkman.

    Thirteen lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

    Structure and function of membranes

    Varieties of ion channels

    Synaptic transmission

    Synaptic modifiability


    Module A2: Techniques for monitoring
    and analysing neuronal
    circuits

    Organiser: Dr A.J. King.

    Fourteen lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

    Recording and monitoring neuronal activity

    Direct manipulation of the brain

    Cortical microcircuitry

    Field potentials in health and disease


    Module A3: Imaging and mapping
    techniques

    Organiser: Dr R.E. Passingham.

    Fourteen lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

    Neuroanatomical techniques

    Techniques for functional localisation

    Structural imaging

    Functional imaging


    Module B1: Sensory systems

    Organiser: Dr D.R. Moore.

    Twelve lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

    Sensory systems analysis

    Sensory psychophysics

    Artificial vision


    Module B2: Clinical aspects of
    neuroscience

    Organiser: Dr J.N.P. Rawlins.

    Eighteen lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

    The development and application of animal models

    Consciousness and cognition

    Non-affective neurological disorders


    Module B3: Neurocomputing and neural
    networks

    Organiser: Dr E.T. Rolls.

    Eleven lectures and associated practicals.

    Neurocomputing

    Connectionist approaches to cognitive function: two-day
    workshop


    Module C1: CNS development

    Organiser: Dr J.S.H. Taylor.

    Eight lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

    Early development

    Formation of a nervous system

    Development of sense organs


    Module C2: Neuronal plasticity

    Organiser: Dr J.S.H. Taylor.

    Fifteen lectures and associated practicals/demonstrations.

    Axonal growth

    Establishing connections between neuronal populations

    The modifiability of the brain

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    SUB-FACULTY OF PHYSICS


    HONOUR SCHOOL OF NATURAL SCIENCE
    (PHYSICS)

    In accordance with the regulations for the Honour School of
    Natural Science (Physics) the following syllabuses and notes
    are published by the Sub-faculty of Physics.

    Candidates shall submit their practical accounts and
    daybooks to the Chairman of the Examiners of the Final Honour
    School of Natural Science (Physics), or deputy, at the
    Department of Physics, not later than noon on Friday of Week 3
    of Hilary Term 1999.


    Syllabuses for Part A of the Second
    Public Examination of the three- and four-year courses (Hilary
    Term 1999)

    Five written papers on the fundamental principles of Physics.

    General

    Candidates will be expected to possess a general understanding
    of the macroscopic behaviour and phenomenological description
    of the properties of matter in bulk and to have such knowledge
    of chemistry and mathematics as is required to study the subjects
    of the examination.

    Apart from the mathematical questions on sects. (5a) and (5b)
    emphasis in the papers on the Fundamental Principles of Physics
    will be placed on testing the candidates' conceptual and
    experimental understanding of the subjects.

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    A1. Thermal Physics

    Kinetic theory of gases. Mean free path and application to
    viscosity and thermal conductivity. (Low pressure phenomena are
    excluded.)

    Boltzmann, Fermi-Dirac and Bose Einstein distributions with
    simple applications. Black body radiation. Partition function
    and its relation to thermodynamic functions; application to the
    rotational and vibrational contributions to the heat capacity of
    diatomic gases.

    Thermal waves in solids and thermal conductivity as a boundary
    value problem in one space dimension.

    First and second laws of thermodynamics. Equations of state,
    thermodynamic properties of pure substances. Thermodynamic
    functions, their significance and use. First-order phase
    changes.

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    A2. Electromagnetism and optics

    Electric and magnetic fields and their relation to charges and
    currents. The motion of particles in electric and magnetic
    fields. Fields in isotropic dielectric and magnetic media.
    Electric and magnetic energy density. Maxwell's equations. Plane
    electromagnetic waves in extended media. Poynting vector and
    radiation pressure. Reflection and transmission at plane
    interfaces between dielectrics for normal and oblique incidence.
    Skin depth. Loss- less transmission lines. Simple classic
    harmonic oscillator theory of dispersion, absorption and
    scattering.

    Fraunhofer diffraction and interference by wavefront division.
    Telescopes, microscopes, grating spectrometers, resolution
    limits, Abbé theory (qualitative). Two beam interference
    and applications of the Michelson interferometer. Multiple beam
    interference and the Fabry-Perot etalon. Polarization and the
    optics of uniaxial crystals.

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    A3. Quantum mechanics and atomic physics

    Schrödinger equation for one particle; plane waves;
    reflection and transmission of plane waves at potential barriers
    in one dimension. Solution for the harmonic oscillator in one
    dimension. Solution for the cubical box. Central potentials;
    orbital angular momentum and parity; form of solutions for the
    bound states in a Coulomb potential. Postulates of quantum
    mechanics; operators; eigenvalues; expectation values and
    measurements. First order time-independent non-degenerate
    perturbation theory. The concept of good quantum numbers. The
    formula for transition probabilities.

    Particle and wave properties of photons and matter. Simple
    treatment of atomic spectra, fine structure, Zeeman effect.
    Selection rules for electric dipole radiation. Periodic table.
    X-ray spectra in emission and absorption. Einstein A and B
    coefficients. Simple treatment of the hyperfine structure of
    atoms in the absence of external fields.

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    A4. Condensed matter and electronics

    Simple ideas of crystalline structure; X-ray determination of
    lattice constant for cubic structures. Interatomic forces,
    lattic vibrations, Einstein and Debye heat capacities of solids.
    Elementary treatment of electrical resistivity and of heat
    conduction by electrons in metals. Free electron theory of
    metals, simple ideas of electron energy band structure in one
    dimension. Elementary properties of intrinsic and impurity
    semiconductors, concepts of holes and effective mass.
    Application to elementary treatment of semiconductor junctions.

    Magnetic properties of solids including paramagnetism and mean
    field theory of ferromagnetism. Simple ideas of
    superconductivity. Elementary treatment of magnetic resonance
    phenomena.

    The dc and small signal analysis of circuits containing
    junction diodes and one or two bipolar transistors. (High
    frequency effects in semiconductor devices are excluded.) Ideal
    operational amplifiers and their use with negative feedback in
    linear amplifiers, integrators, differentiators and summing
    circuits. Use of ideal operational amplifiers with positive
    feedback in oscillator and Schmitt trigger circuits.

    Truth tables and Boolean algebra. Design of simple
    combinational logic circuits using ideal gates. The properties
    of ideal S-R, D-type and J-K flip-flops. Analysis of simple
    sequential circuits including counter and shift register
    circuits.

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    A5. Special relativity, sub-atomic physics, mathematics

    Experimental basis for the special theory of relativity. The
    Lorentz transformation and its use in elementary problems in
    mechanics and optics. Proper time and the relativistic
    expressions for energy and momentum; the transformation of energy
    and momentum. Energy and momentum for systems of particles in
    the centre of mass and other frames; invariant mass. The
    application of conservation laws and invariants to simple
    problems in mechanics and optics.

    The semi-empirical mass formula and nuclear stability.
    Radioactivity; simple applications. The single-particle shell
    model; spin and parity. Cross sections and qualitative treatment
    of resonances. The basic elements of energy generation in fission
    reactors and stars. The interaction of charged particles and
    photons with matter: ionisation energy loss, the Compton and
    photoelectric effect, pair-production and bremmstrahlung; the
    basic methods used in the detection of particles and radiation.
    Elementary properties of hadrons and leptons; the production and
    decay of particles; quark flow diagrams. The quark model; spin,
    parity and charge of hadrons; the quark flavours; heavy
    quark-antiquark systems. The fundamental interactions; concept
    of virtual particle exchange; conservation laws and coupling
    constants. Simple theory of Fermi beta decay and simple
    applications to particle and nuclear beta decay; effects of
    kinematics on decay rates. Parity violation in weak
    interactions. The W and Z bosons.

    Mathematics

    (a) Matrices and linear transformations, including
    translations and rotations in three dimensions and Lorentz
    transformations in four dimensions. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors
    of real symmetric matrices and of Hermitian matrices.
    Diagonalization of real symmetric matrices with distinct
    eigenvalues.

    (b) Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of second-order
    linear ordinary differential equations of the Sturm-Liouville
    type; simple examples of orthogonality of eigenfunctions
    belonging to different eigenvalues; simple eigenfunction
    expansions. The method of separation of variables in linear
    partial differential equations in three and four variables. Use
    of Cartesian, spherical polar and cylindrical polar coordinates
    (proofs of the form of [inverse delta squared] will not be
    required). Elementary treatment of series solutions of linear,
    homogeneous second order differential equations, including
    solutions which terminate as a finite polynomial. (Formal
    questions of convergence are excluded, as is the method of
    Frobenius for obtaining a second solution containing a
    logarithmic function in the case in which the roots of the
    indicial equation differ by an integer.)

    (c) Simple physical applications of the following
    topics. (The physics will be restricted to topics occurring
    elsewhere in the syllabus.) Wave packets, phase and group
    velocity; the bandwidth theorems and uncertainty relations; the
    formulae for the Fourier transform and its inverse and for
    Fourier sine and cosine transforms and their inverses.
    Convolution. (All transforms are restricted to one dimension
    only. The use of transforms in solving ordinary and partial
    differential equations and the use of contour integration are
    excluded.)

    One question may be set on each of the mathematical topics
    of sects. (5a) and (5b) and incidental use may be required on
    any paper of the material of sect. (5c).

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    Theoretical Physics

    Section A: Classical Mechanics

    The calculus of variations and Hamilton's principle. Lagrange's
    and Hamilton's equations with simple applications to systems
    with a few degrees of freedom. Normal modes from Lagrangians.
    Symmetries and conservation laws; generators and Poisson
    brackets. The Lagrangian and Hamiltonian for a point particle
    in an external electromagnetic field.

    Section B: Quantum mechanics

    State vectors, bra and ket notation. Quantum mechanics of finite
    state systems. First and second order time-independent
    perturbation theory including the degenerate case. First- order
    time-dependent perturbation theory. Hamiltonian for a non
    relativistic particle in an external electromagnetic field.
    Operator methods for the simple harmonic oscillator and for
    angular momentum. Matrix representation of angular momentum,
    including in particular the Pauli spin matrix formalism for
    spin-½ particles. Wave functions for two identical
    particles of spin-0, and of spin-½.

    Section C: Statistical mechanics

    The microcanonical, canonical and grand canonical ensembles.
    Fermi-Dirac and Bose- Einstein statistics. Bose-Einstein
    condensation. Fluctuations. The one-dimensional Ising model.

    An equal number of questions will be set on each of the
    sections, A, B and C. Candidates replacing four days of
    practical work will be required to answer two questions in one
    and a half hours. Candidates replacing eight days of practical
    work will be required to answer four questions from at least two
    sections in three hours.

    At the time of entering the examination candidates intending
    to offer a paper on theoretical physics must give notice of
    their intention and must state whether that paper will replace
    four or eight days of practical work.

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    Syllabuses for Part B of the Second
    Public Examination of the three-year course(Trinity Term 1999)

    The extended essay or account of practical work must be
    submitted by noon on Friday of Week 5 of Trinity Term 1999,
    addressed to the Clerk of the Schools, High Street, Oxford, for
    the Chairman of the Examiners of the Final Honour School of
    Natural Science (Physics).

    One written paper of one and a half hours.

    Candidates will be required to answer two questions from any
    one section, each section being set on the following separate
    topics. Such background knowledge as is required for the study
    of the topic will be assumed.

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    Topic A (Optoelectronics and Semi-conductor Devices)

    Basic physics of transport and optical properties of
    semiconductors relevant to the operation of semiconductor
    devices. Principles of operation of bipolar and field effect
    devices. Semiconductor light emitters and detectors with
    applications in communication and information processing
    technology. Physics of low-dimensional structures with
    applications to electronic and optoelectronic devices.

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    Topic B (Lasers and Applications)

    Emission of optical radiation. Interaction of radiation and
    matter. Laser principles; inversion in gas and solid state laser
    systems. Optical cavities and eigenmodes. Time and frequency
    control of lasers.

    Lasers in fundamental research.

    Optical fibres and laser communication systems.

    Medical, engineering and industrial applications of lasers.

    Application of lasers to environmental monitoring.

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    Topic C (Applied Nuclear Physics)

    Uses of nuclear physics in modern society, including medicine,
    the environment, nuclear weapons, power generation and the
    analysis and dating of materials. Interactions of charged and
    neutral radiation with matter, radiation detectors. Medical
    diagnostic imaging, tomography, therapy. Nuclear safety and the
    radiation environment. Other uses. Nuclear accidents, waste and
    weapons. Elements of surveillance of weapon production. Nuclear
    physics analysis methods and applications. (i) radioactive
    dating, (ii) accelerator mass spectrometry, (iii) neutron
    activation analysis (NAA), (iv) scanning proton microprobe
    (SPM). Fission reactors: physics, history, design, accidents.
    Fusion reactors: comparison of physics of stars, reactors and
    bombs.

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    Topic D (Electronic circuits)

    Analogue electronics: Low and high frequency characteristics of
    bipolar and field effect transistors. Linear amplifier design,
    negative feedback, compensation and stability. Non- linear and
    positive feedback circuits, mixers, oscillators. Noise and
    recovery of signals from noise.

    Digital Electronics: Combinational logic and sequential logic.
    Programmable logic. Registers, data transfer, the
    microprocessor. Codes, error detection and correction. Sampling.
    Analogue to digital interface.

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    Topic E (Physics of fluid flows)

    Fluids as continua; Navier-Stokes equations; conservation of
    mass. Poiseuille flow, Couette flow. Very viscous flows.
    Vorticity; inviscid, irrotational flows. Water waves. Nonlinear
    effects. Instability, turbulence.

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    Topic F (Observational Cosmology)

    Introduction to cosmology. Observational constraints, expanding
    Universe, background radiation, primordial abundancies, mass
    density of the Universe, the Hot Big Bang model. The very early
    Universe, inflation, topological defects, evolution of
    irregularities, large scale structure of the Universe.

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    Topic G (Chaos)

    Linear v. non-linear systems, phase plane, notions of stability.
    Parametric and forced oscillators, birfurcation to chaos.
    Iterative maps, universality. Static and dyanamic bifurcations.
    Simple and strange attractors. Poincare maps. Lyapunov exponents,
    fractals. Applications, fluid dynamics, semiconductors.

    Topic H (Biophysics)

    An introduction to biological molecules: types of bonds; covalent
    bonds, hydrogen bonds, Van der Waal bonding, the hydrophobic
    bond. Protein structure; amino acid types, polypeptides,
    alpha-helices, beta sheets, secondary and tertiary protein
    structure, protein structure and its relation to function.
    Membrane structure; lipids, lipid phases, liposomes, membrane
    proteins. DNA structure; sugars, purines, pyrimidines, base
    pairing, replication. Introduction to molecular biology;
    storage, transmission and expression of genetic information.

    Ions and electrical signalling in biology: properties of ions
    in solution; sizes, charges, hydration, mobility and diffusion,
    counterions and Debye screening, the proton as an ion, pK and
    pH. Charged membranes; Debye layer, the membrane as an ion
    barrier. Ion channels; counterports and pumps; structures of
    channels. Signal transmission; simple explanation of the action
    potential in nerve.

    Physical techniques: x-ray diffraction including a case study of
    a protein structure; magnetic resonance (MRI) imaging of living
    systems; new types of scanning microscopy to directly image
    molecules.

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    JOINT COMMITTEE FOR PHYSICS AND
    PHILOSOPHY

    In accordance with the regulations for the Honour School of
    Physics and Philosophy the following syllabuses are published by
    the Joint Committee for Physics and Philosophy.


    HONOUR SCHOOL OF PHYSICS AND PHILOSOPHY

    Syllabuses for Part A of the Second Public Examination
    (Hilary Term 1999)

    One three-hour written paper in theoretical physics and two
    written papers on the fundamental principles of physics.

    General

    Candidates will be expected to possess a general understanding
    of the macroscopic behaviour and phenomenological description
    of the properties of matter in bulk and to have such knowledge
    of chemistry and mathematics as is required to study the subjects
    of the examination.

    Apart from the mathematical questions on sects. (iii.a) and
    (iii.b) emphasis in the papers on the Fundamental Principles of
    Physics will be placed on testing the candidates' conceptual and
    experimental understanding of the subjects.

    (i) Theoretical Physics

    Section A: Classical Mechanics

    The calculus of variations and Hamilton's principle. Lagrange's
    and Hamilton's equations with simple applications to systems
    with a few degrees of freedom. Normal modes from Lagrangians.
    Symmetries and conservation laws; generators and Poisson
    brackets. The Lagrangian and Hamiltonian for a point particle
    in an external electromagnetic field.

    Section B: Quantum mechanics

    State vectors, bra and ket notation. Quantum mechanics of finite
    state systems. First and second order time-independent
    perturbation theory including the degenerate case. First- order
    time-dependent perturbation theory. Hamiltonian for a non
    relativistic particle in an external electromagnetic field.
    Operator methods for the simple harmonic oscillator and for
    angular momentum. Matrix representation of angular momentum,
    including in particular the Pauli spin matrix formalism for
    spin-½ particles. Wave functions for two identical
    particles of spin-0, and of spin-½.

    Four questions will be set on each of the Sections, A and B.
    Candidates will be required to answer four questions not all
    from one of the sections labelled A, B.

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    (ii) Fundamental Principles I: Quantum mechanics and
    atomic physics

    Schrödinger equation for one particle; plane waves; reflection
    and transmission of plane waves at potential barriers in one
    dimension. Solution for the harmonic oscillator in one
    dimension. Solution for the cubical box. Central potentials;
    orbital angular momentum and parity; form of solutions for the
    bound states in a Coulomb potential. Postulates of quantum
    mechanics; operators; eigenvalues; expectation values and
    measurements. First order time-independent non-degenerate
    perturbation theory. The concept of good quantum numbers. The
    formula for transition probabilities.

    Particle and wave properties of photons and matter. Simple
    treatment of atomic spectra, fine structure, Zeeman effect.
    Selection rules for electric dipole radiation. Periodic table.
    X-ray spectra in emission and absorption. Einstein A and B
    coefficients. Simple treatment of the hyperfine structure of
    atoms in the absence of external fields.

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    (iii) Fundamental Principles II: Special relativity,
    sub-atomic physics, mathematics

    Experimental basis for the special theory of relativity. The
    Lorentz transformation and its use in elementary problems in
    mechanics and optics. Proper time and the relativistic
    expressions for energy and momentum; the transformation of energy
    and momentum. Energy and momentum for systems of particles in
    the centre of mass and other frames; invariant mass. The
    application of conservation laws and invariants to simple
    problems in mechanics and optics.

    The semi-empirical mass formula and nuclear stability.
    Radioactivity; simple applications. The single-particle shell
    model; spin and parity. Cross sections and qualitative treatment
    of resonances. The basic elements of energy generation in fission
    reactors and stars. The interaction of radiation with matter and
    the basic methods used in the detection of particles and
    radiation. Elementary properties of hadrons and leptons; the
    production and decay of particles. The quark model; spin, parity
    and charge of hadrons; the quark flavours; charmonium. The
    fundamental interactions; concept of virtual particle exchange;
    selection rules and coupling constants. Simple theory of Fermi
    beta decay and simple applications to particle and nuclear beta
    decay; effects of kinematics on decay rates. Parity violation
    in weak interactions. The W and Z bosons.

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    Mathematics

    (a) Matrices and linear transformations, including
    translations and rotations in three dimensions and Lorentz
    transformations in four dimensions. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors
    of real symmetric matrices and of Hermitian matrices.
    Diagonalization of real symmetric matrices with distinct
    eigenvalues.

    (b) Eigenvalues and eigenfunctions of second-order
    linear ordinary differential equations of the Sturm-Liouville
    type; simple examples of orthogonality of eigenfunctions
    belonging to different eigenvalues; simple eigenfunction
    expansions. The method of separation of variables in linear
    partial differential equations in three and four variables. Use
    of Cartesian, spherical polar and cylindrical polar co-ordinates
    (proofs of the form of [inverse delta squared] will not be
    required). Elementary treatment of series solutions of linear,
    homogeneous second order differential equations, including
    solutions which terminate as a finite polynomial. (Formal
    questions of convergence are excluded, as is the method of
    Frobenius for obtaining a second solution containing a
    logarithmic function in the case in which the roots of the
    indicial equation differ by an integer.)

    (c) Simple physical applications of the following
    topics. (The physics will be restricted to topics occurring
    elsewhere in the syllabus.) Wave packets, phase and group
    velocity; the bandwidth theorems and uncertainty relations; the
    formulae for the Fourier transform and its inverse and for
    Fourier sine and cosine transforms and their inverses.
    Convolution. (All transforms are restricted to one dimension
    only. The use of transforms in solving ordinary and partial
    differential equations and the use of contour integration are
    excluded.)

    One question may be set on each of the mathematical topics
    of sects. (iii.a) and (iii.b) and incidental use may be required
    on any paper of the material of sect. (iii.c).

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    STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE M.SC. IN
    COMPUTATION

    In accordance with examination regulations for the M.Sc. in
    Computation (Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 727), the
    Standing Committee for the Degree of M.Sc. in Computation gives
    notice that the list of options for examination in 1998 will be:

    Section A

    Mathematics for Software Engineering

    Introduction to Imperative Programming

    Introduction to Concurrency

    Introduction to Functional Programming

    Introduction to Numerical Computation

    Introduction to Architecture

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    Section B

    Software specification and design

    Specification Methods

    Requirements Engineering

    Object-Oriented Programming

    Parallel Scientific Computation or Scalable Parallel
    Algorithms

    Advanced Concurrency Tools

    Machine-assisted Software Engineering

    Operating Systems

    Compilers

    Theorem Proving

    Application-oriented Program Semantics

    Critical Systems Engineering

    Advanced Software Development

    Architecture

    Software Testing

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    CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

    With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in
    regulations made by boards of faculties and the Committee on
    Continuing Education will come into effect on 3 July.


    1 Board of the Faculty of English Language
    and

    Literature

    M.St. in Research Methods in English

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

    In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 686, l. 29, delete
    `(iii) Modern Icelandic' and substitute: `(iii) Old Norse Philology'.



    2 Board of the Faculty of Mathematical
    Sciences

    M.Phil. in Mathematics for Industry

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

    In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 604, after l. 47
    insert:

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



    3 Committee on Continuing Education

    Postgraduate Diploma in European Studies

    With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1999)

    1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, delete
    from l. 37 on p. 910 to l. 24 on p. 911 and insert:

    `(b) The course will consist of four subjects as follows:

    (i) Postwar European History and Politics

    The reconstruction of European politics after 1945; the growth of the
    welfare state and mixed economy; West European party systems and
    liberal democratic party government; changing relationships between
    government, business, and labour (from neo-corporatism to structured
    pluralism; from state intervention and nationalisation to
    marketisation and privatisation); the restoration of democracy in
    Southern European societies; the liberalisation of Eastern European
    regimes and their transitions to liberal democracy and mixed economy.

    (ii) European Economic Integration

    The process of economic integration in Europe; introduction to the
    theory of preferential trading arrangements; major policy areas: the
    budget, the CAP and external trade policy; the economies of the
    Single European Act; monetary integration: early attempts, the EMS,
    the Maastricht plan and its aftermath; transition economics and
    economic aspects of the integration of Central and Eastern Europe
    with the EU.

    (iii) EC Institutions and Law

    The development and operation of the institutions of the European
    Communities; policy-making within the European Communities; the
    impact of European institutions and policies on national systems of
    government; legal
    aspects of the integration process, including implementation and
    enforcement; the European Union and its relations with European
    non-member states; the European Union and Japan; trade adjudication
    and political relationships; the European Union and other East Asian
    economies.

    (iv) The International Relations of Europe

    The impact of super-power relations on Europe and the role of Europe
    in defining these super-power relations; the origins and development
    of European integration in its economic, military, and ideological
    aspects; the role of the USA in fashioning Western European
    developments; the evolution of the Franco-German relationship; the
    collapse of Communism and its consequences for Eastern and Western
    Europe.'

    2 Ibid., p. 911, delete ll. 25–31.

    3 Ibid., l. 35, delete `diploma'.

    4 Ibid., l. 36, after `examiners' insert `c/o
    Registry,'.

    5 Ibid., l. 37, delete `Michaelmas' and
    substitute `Hilary'.

    6 Ibid., l. 38, after `his' insert `or her'.

    7 Ibid., l. 40, after `his' insert `or her'.

    8 Ibid., l. 41, delete `Two' and substitute `Not
    more than two'.

    9 Ibid., delete ll. 42–9 and substitute:
    `Continuous assessment by persons appointed by the board of studies.
    The final assessment will be based on at least one exercise in each
    of the four subjects to be submitted by noon on Friday of the third
    week in Trinity Term of the second year of study.'

    10 Ibid., after l. 50 insert: `The examiners may
    award a distinction to candidates for the Diploma.'

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    DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF DIVINITY

    The Board of the Faculty of Theology has granted leave to

    D.G. ROWELL, Keble, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of
    Divinity.

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

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    DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

    The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to
    J.M. REYNARD, Lady Margaret Hall, to supplicate for the Degree of
    Doctor of Medicine.

    The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `The
    assessment and significance of lower urinary tract symptoms in men
    with benign prostatic enlargement—a reappraisal'.

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    EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF
    PHILOSOPHY

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

    Anthropology and Geography

    S. SCHMITT, Green College: `Disturbance and succession on the
    Krakatau Islands, Indonesia'.

    School of Geography, Monday, 23 June, 11 a.m.


    Examiners: H.A. Viles, M.D. Swaine.

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    English Language and Literature

    D.J. CHANDLER, Corpus Christi: `Norwich literature 1788– 97: a
    critical survey'.

    Balliol, Friday, 27 June, 2.15 p.m.


    Examiners: G. Kelly, R.H. Lonsdale.

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    Literae Humaniores

    A. DAVIES, St John's: `The role of inscribed monuments in
    transforming public space at Pompeii and Ostia'.

    Christ Church, Wednesday, 23 July, 2.15 p.m.


    Examiners: A.K. Bowman, J.R. Patterson.

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    Mathematical Sciences

    L.W.J. LANEROLLE, Balliol: `Numerical modelling of turbulent
    compressible flow'.

    Computing Laboratory, Monday, 30 June, 11 a.m.


    Examiners: D.F. Mayers, L. Lapworth.

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    Medieval and Modern Languages

    A.K. MARGALIOTH, Magdalen: `Yiddish periodicals published by
    displaced persons, 1946–9'.

    St John's, Friday, 4 July, 2 p.m.


    Examiners: L.I. Yudkin, R.N.N. Robertson.

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    Modern History

    M. YATES, Harris Manchester: `Continuity and change in rural society
    c.1400–1600: West Hanney and Shaw (Berkshire) and their
    region'.

    Examination Schools, Tuesday, 24 June, 10 a.m.


    Examiners: R.R. Davies, R.H. Britnell.

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    Physical Sciences

    D.A. FLETCHER, New College: `Internal cooling of turbine blades: the
    matrix cooling method'.

    Department of Engineering Science, Monday, 23 June, 2.15 p.m.


    Examiners: D. Lampard, C.J. Wood.

    O.W. KINGSBURY, St John's: `The inhibition of cysteine
    proteinases'.

    Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Monday, 23 June, 11 a.m.


    Examiners: M.M. Campbell, C.J. Schofield.

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    Physiological Sciences

    S. BETMOUNI, Linacre: `Inflammatory responses in a mouse model of
    scrapie'.

    St Hugh's, Monday, 14 July, 2 p.m.


    Examiners: I. McConnell, M.M Esiri.

    C. CARDY, Lincoln: `The structure and function of calcium binding
    epidermal growth factor-like domains in human fibrillin-1'.

    Institute of Molecular Medicine, Tuesday, 15 July, 11 a.m.


    Examiners: B.C. Sykes, M. Grant.

    Social Studies

    M.L. BEEMAN, St Antony's: `Public policy and economic competition in
    Japan: the rise of anti-monopoly policy, 1973–95'.

    Nissan Institute, Wednesday, 25 June, 11 a.m.


    Examiners: J.M. Corbett, S. Wilks.

    B.W. SETSER, University: `Slaying sacred cows: sources of policy
    change in United States/European Union negotiations over agricultural
    policy and audiovisual services'.

    Nuffield, Tuesday, 8 July, 2 p.m.


    Examiners: A.J. Hurrell, M. Smith.

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    EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF
    SCIENCE

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

    Mathematical Sciences

    J. COLLIER, University: `Spatial and propagating patterns in
    embryology'.

    Mathematical Institute, Thursday, 26 June, 2 p.m.


    Examiners: J.A. Sherratt, N.A.M. Monk.





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    Colleges, Halls, and Societies


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    OBITUARIES


    Corpus Christi College

    PHILIP HERBERT BOAS, MA, TD, 24 October 1995; Haigh
    Scholar 1923–7. Aged 91.

    ROBERT ALEXANDER HERBERT BÖKER, MA (PH.D.
    Harvard), Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur, Grand
    Cross of the Ordine Piano (Vatican), 23 May 1997; Rhodes
    Scholar 1934–7. Aged 85.

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    Hertford College

    FRANK CHARLES ASHBEE, 31 April 1997; commoner 1952.

    MAJ.-GEN. JACK FRANCIS BOWMAN, CB, 26 April 1997;
    March 1943.

    ANTHONY ARNATT BUSHELL, April 1997; commoner 1922.
    Aged 92.

    CANON GUY KENNETH DIXON, 2 May 1997; commoner 1927.

    HIS HON. RICHARD GAVIN FREEMAN, 15 May 1997; commoner
    1919; former Circuit Judge. Aged 86.

    ARTHUR JOHN HASELFOOT, 12 May 1997; scholar 1923.
    Aged 92.

    DAVID BRIAN JONES, 30 March 1997; commoner 1961. Aged
    54.

    HERBERT PAUL RUGLYS, 9 January 1997; commoner 1943.

    LEONARD BRIAN WALSH-ATKINS, CMG, CVO, 28 April 1997;
    commoner 1934.

    JOHN LESLIE WARREN, 29 March 1997; commoner 1935.

    FREDERICK WEBSTER, 5 October 1996; exhibitioner 1943.

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    Keble College

    STEPHEN PETER BREUKELMAN, D.PHIL., 28 February 1997;
    commoner 1973–9.

    CYRIL JAMES BROWN, OBE, 30 January 1997; commoner
    1922–6. Aged 93.

    ALEX BARROW DASPIT, BA, 13 May 1997; Rhodes Scholar
    1931–4. Aged 88.

    CECIL CABOT DU HEAUME, BA, 4 March 1997; commoner
    1924–9. Aged 93.

    KENNETH PERCY EVANS, OBE, 19 October 1996; commoner
    1934–7. Aged 81.

    HIS HON. ARCHIBALD GORDON FRIEND, MA, 25 April 1997;
    commoner 1930–3. Aged 85.

    DONALD AIDAN HATFIELD, MA, 31 December 1996; commoner
    1957–9. Aged 79.

    ROBERT CARLETON HICKS, BA, 30 April 1997; commoner
    1936–40. Aged 80.

    JOHN FREDERICK MATHER LAWRENCE, BA, November 1996;
    commoner 1946–8. Aged 83.

    EVERARD ARCHBOLD SAMPSON, BA, 12 January 1997;
    commoner 1930–3. Aged 85.

    ALAN VINCENT SLATER, MA, 6 April 1997; commoner
    1928–32. Aged 88.

    PETER THOMAS, BA, 8 December 1996; commoner
    1952–6. Aged 63.

    STEVEN JAMES RUSSELL TURNER, BA, 31 January 1997;
    scholar 1985–8.

    JOHN FRANKLIN JONES WARE, MA, 10 April 1997; commoner
    1930–3.

    JOHN REGINALD WRAY, D.MUS., 24 April 1997; Organ
    Scholar 1934–8. Aged 82.

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    Keble College and New College

    EDWARD MAURICE HUGH-JONES, 31 May 1997; scholar, New
    College, 1921–5; Lecturer then Tutor in Economics,
    Keble College, 1926–59, Official Fellow
    1930–59; Professor of Economics, Keele University,
    1959–68; Deputy Vice-Chancellor 1966–8. Aged
    94.

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    Lincoln College

    A.J. BLAND; commoner 1941–8.

    ROBERT LESLIE GARDNER; commoner 1957. Aged 61.

    A. RAY MILLER, February 1991; Rhodes Scholar
    1935–8.

    RALPH ANTHONY VAUGHAN, 6 June 1997; commoner
    1938–41. Aged 77.

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    St Anne's College

    MRS GISELLA STREATFIELD (née Luttman);
    member of the Society of Oxford Home-Students
    1928–31. Aged 87.

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    St Edmund Hall

    ERIC MATTHIAS ROBERTS, MA, 30 March 1997; commoner
    (senior status) 1935–9. Aged 83.

    AHMAD HOSEYN AABAADI SAALEHI, D.PHIL., 11 May 1997;
    1992–5. Aged 31.

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    PRIZES


    St Peter's College

    J. Bossanyi Graduate Bursary in Environmental
    Conservation and Sustainable Resource Use:

    KIMBERLY GETGEN

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    Charles Caine Mathematics Prize:

    JASON PELLY

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    Foy McKinsey Travel Award for Modern Linguists:

    WENDY HARDING

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    NOTICES


    Corpus Christi College


    Appointment of Assistant
    Librarian

    An Assistant Librarian is required, from 1 September
    1997, to carry out a variety of library duties including
    acquisitions, circulation, and serials work, as well as
    retroconversion and current cataloguing. and to act as
    deputy to the Librarian-in-charge. Candidates should have
    a professional qualification and practical experience of
    on-line systems in academic libraries. A thorough
    knowledge of AACR2 and MARC cataloguing is essential.
    Familiarity with the OLIS system would be an advantage,
    as would an interest and qualification in rare book
    work.

    The post will be on the academic-related library grade 1
    scale, for a maximum of three years (£15,159 per
    annum).

    Further particulars can be obtained from the College
    Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF
    (telephone: Oxford (2)76737, fax: (2)793121, e-mail: href =
    "mailto:college.office@ccc.ox.ac.uk">college.office@ccc.o
    x.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent by the
    closing date of 4 July. Two referees should be asked to
    send references direct to the College Secretary to arrive
    by the closing date. Interviews will be held on 24
    July.

    Corpus Christi College exists to promote excellence in
    education and research and is actively committed to the
    principle of equality of opportunity for all suitably
    qualified candidates.

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    Keble College


    Appointment of Development
    Assistant

    Keble College is looking for a Development Assistant to
    take a leading role in organising alumni events, maintain
    a computer database of some 7,000 records, and assist
    with fund-raising and the preparation of publications.
    This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduate
    wishing to begin a career in fund-raising or an
    experienced administrator wanting to return to work now
    that the children are at school. Flexible working is a
    possibility. Salary up to £12,000 per annum.

    Applications, enclosing a curriculum vitae
    and the contact details of two referees,
    should be sent to Roger Boden, Development Director,
    Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG, to arrive no later than
    Friday, 4 July.

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    Linacre College


    Appointment of Development
    Director

    Linacre College seeks a full-time Development Director to
    maintain its on-going fund-raising activity and prepare
    for its next campaign.

    The Director will be responsible to the Principal for
    the formation of strategy, for identifying and
    approaching possible donors, and for managing the
    Development Office systems and staff. The Director is
    supported by an Alumni Relations and Development Support
    Officer.

    The successful candidate is likely to be a graduate
    with fund-raising experience and good presentational and
    organisational skills.

    Salary c.£25,000. The appointment will be from 1
    September 1997 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for a
    period of three years at this stage.

    Applications, together with a curriculum
    vitae
    and the names of two referees, should be
    sent to the Principal, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA
    (telephone for further particulars: Oxford (2)71657) by 4
    July.

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    NOTICES


    Balliol College


    Six-hour Lecturership in Biochemistry

    The college proposes, if a suitable candidate applies, to appoint a
    six-hour Lecturer in Biochemistry for the academic year commencing
    Michaelmas Term 1997. The applicant should be able to teach
    enzymology, metabolism, and introductory endocrinology to
    undergraduates studying Biochemistry or Physiological Sciences.
    Expertise in biophysical chemistry would be an advantage.
    The lecturer will be expected to teach up to six hours a week and to
    participate in the admissions process. S/he will receive, in addition
    to the normal rates for tuition, a retainer and certain common room
    rights.

    Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae and should
    indicate which subjects they would be willing 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 3BJ, by Friday, 4 July.

    Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.

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    Corpus Christi College


    Appointment of Assistant Librarian

    An Assistant Librarian is required, from 1 September 1997, to carry
    out a variety of library duties including acquisitions, circulation,
    and serials work, as well as retroconversion and current cataloguing.
    and to act as deputy to the Librarian-in-charge. Candidates should
    have a professional qualification and practical experience of on-line
    systems in academic libraries. A thorough knowledge of AACR2 and MARC
    cataloguing is essential. Familiarity with the OLIS system would be
    an advantage, as would an interest and qualification in rare book
    work.

    The post will be on the academic-related library grade
    1 scale, for a maximum of three years (£15,159
    per annum).
    Further particulars can be obtained from the College Secretary,
    Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF (telephone: Oxford (2)76737,
    fax: (2)793121, e-mail: college. office@ccc.ox.ac.uk), to whom
    applications should be sent by the closing date of 4 July. Two
    referees should be asked to send references direct to the College
    Secretary to arrive by the closing date. Interviews will be held on
    24 July.

    Corpus Christi College exists to promote excellence in education and
    research and is actively committed to the principle of equality of
    opportunity for all suitably qualified candidates.

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    Keble College


    Appointment of Development Assistant

    Keble College is looking for a Development Assistant to take a
    leading role in organising alumni events, maintain a computer
    database of some 7,000 records, and assist with fund-raising and the
    preparation of publications. This is an excellent opportunity for a
    recent graduate wishing to begin a career in fund-raising or an
    experienced administrator wanting to return to work now that the
    children are at school. Flexible working is a possibility. Salary up
    to £12,000 per annum.

    Applications, enclosing a curriculum vitae and the
    contact details of two referees, should be sent to Roger Boden,
    Development Director, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG, to arrive no
    later than Friday, 4 July.

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    Linacre College


    Appointment of Development Director

    Linacre College seeks a full-time Development Director to maintain
    its on-going fund-raising activity and prepare for its next campaign.
    The Director will be responsible to the Principal for the formation
    of strategy, for identifying and approaching possible donors, and for
    managing the Development Office systems and staff. The Director is
    supported by an Alumni Relations and Development Support Officer.

    The successful candidate is likely to be a graduate with fund-raising
    experience and good presentational and organisational skills.
    Salary c.£25,000. The appointment will be from 1 September 1997
    (or as soon as possible thereafter) for a period of three years at
    this stage.

    Applications, together with a curriculum vitae and the
    names of two referees, should be sent to the Principal, Linacre
    College, Oxford OX1 3JA (telephone for further particulars: Oxford
    (2)71657) by 4 July.

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    Mansfield College


    Stipendiary Lecturership in Economics

    Readvertisement

    The college proposes to appoint a six-hour Stipendiary
    Lecturer in Economics during Dr Chawluk's tenure of a post at the
    University of Warsaw. The lecturership will be tenable for one year
    from 1 October 1997, after the expiry of which period it will not be
    renewable. The lecturer will be required to teach Introductory
    Economics to the first-year undergraduates and the Microeconomics and
    Macroeconomics papers for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics,
    and Economics. Salary will be £6,419. USS membership is
    available.

    The post carries full senior common room dining rights.
    Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary,
    Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone: Oxford (2)70982, fax:
    (2)70970), to whom applications, including a full curriculum
    vitae
    and the names and addresses of two academic referees,
    should be sent in triplicate by
    30 June. Applicants should request their referees to send
    references direct to the College Secretary by the closing date.

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    Pembroke College


    Schoolteacher Studentships

    Pembroke College proposes to accommodate up to four schoolteachers
    from secondary or tertiary education, for the purposes of
    professional study, during the academic year 1997–8. These
    studentships are designed to give teachers a fortnight during which
    they can undertake a personal project. No stipend will be paid, but
    the college will provide free accommodation, meals, and membership of
    the senior common room. Schoolteacher Studentships will be available
    between 16 and 28 March 1998
    and from 22 June to 4 July 1998. Further particulars are available
    from the Tutor for Admissions, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW
    (telephone: Oxford (2)76412, fax: (2)76418). The closing date for
    receipt of applications is
    25 July.

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    St Hilda's College


    Appointment of Secretary

    The college has a vacancy for a Secretary to work in the Assistant
    Bursar's office. The successful candidate will
    be working in a very busy office which deals mainly with student
    accommodation and residential conferences. Qualifications required
    are a minimum of RSAII typing, and at least two years' experience
    using Word for Windows and Excel. Previous experience in an Oxford
    college would be an advantage, but is not essential. Benefits include
    on-site parking, free lunches, and a contributory pension scheme.
    Salary will be paid according to experience, and will be on the
    university library and clerical grade 4 scale
    (£12,240–£14,169).

    For further particulars, telephone Oxford (2)76888 and leave your
    name and address. Applications should be made in writing, enclosing a
    full curriculum vitae, with the names and addresses of
    two referees (one of which should be your current or last employer),
    and sent to Mrs Connie Exley, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY. The
    closing date is 24 June.

    St Hilda's College is an equal opportunities employer.

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    University
    Gazette
    : indexes

    Indexes to volumes CIX, CX, CXI, CXII,
    CXIII, and CXV of the University Gazetteare
    now available, and may be obtained upon application to
    Anne Ashby, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon
    Street.

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    Concerts

    The Marylebone Ensemble---Rachel Gilliam
    (soprano), Geoffrey Baker (recorder), Andrea Morris
    (baroque violin), Katie Stephens (baroque cello), and
    Hilary Norris (harpsichord)---will perform chamber music
    by Purcell, Handel, Montéclair, Schütz,
    Buxtehude, and other composers, at 4.30 p.m. on Sun., 29
    June, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets £6
    (concessions £4, children £2) from Blackwell's
    Music Shop or at the door.

    Members of the Oxford Bach Choir will
    perform Elgar's Psalm 29, Rheinberger's 4
    motets, and Mendelssohn's Psalm 42, at 7.30
    p.m. on Saturday, 19 July, in the chapel, Keble College.
    Admission £10 (students £5).

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    United Oxford and Cambridge
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    Tel.: 0171-930 5151, fax: 0171-930 9490.

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    Retail Services

    Walton Street Books is now open. We
    carry a large selection of secondhand academic and
    general stock, including philosophy, politics, art,
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    Domestic Services

    Nanny sought: university lecturer seeks
    nanny, from Jan. 1998, for 4-month-old baby. Would
    welcome personal recommendations and/or offers of nanny-
    share with other families. Tel.: Oxford (2)73609 or
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    Situations Vacant

    Oxford English Dictionary:
    applications are invited from those interested in
    undertaking approx. 15 hours p.w. of casual freelance
    pre-editorial work to assist in the preparation of the
    third edition of the Oxford English
    Dictionary
    . The work will be based in the
    OEDoffices, but with some degree of
    flexibility as to the hours worked. Candidates should
    have a good working knowledge of historical philology.
    Familiarity with the use of computers, especially Windows
    programs, would be an advantage. Candidates, who may be
    asked to take a brief aptitude test, are invited to apply
    by sending a full c.v. and handwritten letter of
    application (referring clearly to this advertisement) as
    soon as possible, but in any case before 25 June, to Dr
    Marcella McCarthy. Oxford English
    Dictionary
    , Oxford University Press, Great
    Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP.

    Executive Director for overseas study
    program in Oxford. Ideal candidate will be an Oxford
    graduate, around 30, with tutoring experience. Hours
    flexible, could be 30 p.w. to allow for part-time
    teaching. Salary £18--£25K p.a. Ability to work
    with students and tutors important. Send c.v. to Dr
    Richardson, 11 Holywell Street, Oxford OX1 3BN.

    Oxford University Music Society
    Performance Council wishes to appoint a part-time
    Performance Officer, on a 6-month contract from 15 Sept.
    The job includes co-ordinating sponsorship for the member
    groups of the Performance Council (university orchestras,
    Wind Orchestra, Chorus, and Music Society), and editing a
    newsletter. Salary £2,000 for the 6-month period
    with the possibility of commission on funding raised. The
    post may be renewed. Applications with full c.v. by 31
    July; candidates should ask 2 referees to write to the
    Performance Council by the same date. Further particulars
    from the OUMS Performance Council, Faculty of Music, St
    Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DB.

    Oxford Chamber Music Society wishes to
    appoint an Honorary Secretary to succeed the present
    secretary who retires in Oct. The society's committee
    arranges 6 concerts a year in the Holywell Music Room and
    the secretary's main responsibility is to deal directly
    with the artists' agents. Further details from Miss K.
    Mathews, 19 Blenheim Drive, Oxford OX2 8DJ. Tel.: Oxford
    515765.

    Required as soon as possible,
    well-qualified tutors of Thai, Portuguese, and Italian to
    prepare students for the International Baccalaureate.
    Applicants should be native speakers who are able to
    teach literature to students in their mother tongue.
    1½ hours p.w. for 2 years. Send c.v. and covering
    letter as soon as possible to Mrs C. Gospel, Head of
    Languages, St Clare's, Oxford, 139 Banbury Road, Oxford
    OX2 7AL. Tel.: Oxford 552031, fax: 310002.

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    Houses to Let

    Luxury barn conversion in Cumnor
    village, 4 miles west of Oxford; secluded location for
    short-term rental; large lounge with TV and video, newly
    fitted kitchen with washing-machine, dish-washer,
    microwave; shower and drying room; large double bedroom
    and adjoining bathroom; second bedroom with twin beds;
    attractively furnished with many antiques. Gas c.h.,
    telephones, off-street parking. £350 p.w. Tel. and
    fax: Oxford 864690, e-mail: "mailto:francis4@which.net">francis4@which.net.

    East Oxford/Headington: semi-detached
    house, backing onto South Park; 2 bedrooms, 1
    bedroom/study; light and spacious, well-furnished and
    recently decorated; gas c.h., washing-machine, beautiful
    garden; off-street parking; 10--15 minutes' walk to
    university centre, 5 minutes from local shops. Ideal for
    professional/academic couple or similar. Available 1
    Sept. 1997-- end June 1998. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 0141
    330 4164, e-mail: "mailto:nzt@arts.gla.ac.uk">nzt@arts.gla.ac.uk.

    Brand new 3-bed 2-bath house with
    garage, south Oxford. Easy access city centre. To let on
    assured shorthold for 6 months min. £700 p.c.m.
    unfurnished. Available from 21 July. Tel.: 01235
    847635.

    Headington, close to hospitals, schools,
    buses, and shops: 3-bedroom house, separate bath and
    shower, fitted kitchen, sun-lounge, small garden, garage,
    telephone, gas c.h., sophisticated burglar alarm,
    washing-machine, drier, waste disposal unit,
    refrigerator/freezer. Available at once. £650 p.c.m.
    Tel.: 01993 881667, fax: 01993 704858.

    Central North Oxford, in a prime
    location, unusually large Victorian family house,
    available to let fully furnished, Sept. 1997- -June/July
    1998; 4 double bedrooms, 2 large reception, dining-room
    and kitchen, 3 bathrooms; ample garden, parking, and
    garage; all mod. cons. Careful tenants wanted while owner
    abroad. Might suit 2 small families sharing, or an
    extended family; not for multiple occupation. Tel.:
    Oxford 554888.

    House for rent in Bowness Avenue (off
    Headley Way); newly refurbished; sleeps 5; £960
    p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 514568.

    Superb Observatory Street house: central
    North Oxford, few minutes' walk from the Radcliffe
    Infirmary, St Antony's College, St Giles', and OUP.
    Tastefully refurbished and extended period house with
    charming garden; own parking space; living-room opening
    to large, light conservatory dining-room and
    fully-equipped new kitchen (with washing-machine, drier,
    dish-washer, separate oven); 2 bedrooms upstairs,
    bathroom with shower and w.c., plus separate w.c. with
    sink; ground-floor study/guest-room; cosy basement room
    as further bedroom or study; fully furnished and carpeted
    throughout; 3 telephones and TV point; gas c.h. and new
    security system linked to station. Families only.
    Available June. £1,500 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 559614,
    e-mail: "mailto:sanjaya.lall@economics.ox.ac.uk">sanjaya.lall@eco
    nomics.ox.ac.uk.

    Comfortable, fully-furnished east Oxford
    house with large rear garden and gas c.h. available on
    short-term lease (3--12 months); c.h.; fully furnished; 3
    double bedrooms, large bathroom, separate downstairs
    w.c., walk-through sitting-/dining-room with open fire,
    well-equipped kitchen; small lean-to `conservatory';
    garage space for storage. Available from early July.
    £715 p.m., exc. bills. Hilary Coulby. Tel.: 0171-354
    5018 (h) or 0171-354 0883 (w). 196]

    An Englishman's home is his castle---so
    the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many
    castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental
    accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be
    able to help. QB management is one of Oxford's foremost
    letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics,
    medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to
    offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford.
    Please telephone or fax us with details of your
    requirements and we will do whatever we can without
    obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777.

    Mallams is a long-established
    independent company offering a letting service tailored
    to the needs of the discerning landlord. If you would
    like further details or professional advice on any aspect
    of the letting market please call our Summertown office.
    Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

    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, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford
    311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk;
    Internet site: www.finders.co.uk

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    Flats to Let

    Large Edwardian second-floor flat,
    Woodstock Road, 10 minutes to city; 23-ft bedroom, lounge
    same; large bathroom, separate shower cubicle;
    dining-room; kitchen with microwave, washing-machine, gas
    cooker. Lovely view of St John's sports ground. Suitable
    academics only. Available 29 Sept. 1997--31 May 1998.
    £500 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 553094.

    Central North Oxford, attractive
    unfurnished 2-bedroom flat; private and self-contained;
    ideal location; double and single bedrooms, conservatory,
    living-room, c.h., kitchen, dish-washer, washer/drier,
    private patio, parking space. From mid-July. £875
    p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)84243 or 01203 523290
    (message).

    North Oxford , fully-furnished 1-bedroom
    flat overlooking water meadows; sitting-room with
    telephone and fax, kitchen with washing-machine and
    tumble-drier, shower/bathroom. Parking facility.
    Available from beginning of July. £550 p.m. exc.
    council tax. Tel.: Oxford 736231.

    North Oxford : flat on second (top)
    floor of purpose-built block in Osberton Road,
    Summertown; fully furnished and equipped with kitchen
    utensils, crockery, etc., plus washer/drier,
    fridge/freezer, gas c.h., shower, garage, garden access.
    Living- room and 2 double bedrooms. Available to
    non-smokers from 3 Aug. for either short- or longer-term
    (1 year) tenancy. Rent from £650 p.c.m. depending on
    length of tenancy. Tel.: Oxford 727650, e- mail:
    binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk.

    Very attractive modern, sunny, fully-
    furnished 1-bedroom flat with door-phone security; own
    parking, communal gardens and roof terrace, near river
    meadows, shop, bus, Summertown; available from Sept.
    £595 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 556808.

    Overlooking the river: modern 1-bedroom
    flat with balcony and own under-cover off-street parking;
    exceptional location, less than 10 minutes' walk from
    city-centre shops, railway station, coach station, but
    backing onto large nature reserve. No smoking; no pets.
    Available from July. Tel.: Oxford 512138.

    Wytham Abbey, Oxford: spacious 3- and 4-
    bed apartments, with use of walled garden. Part of grade
    1 listed manor house, situated 3 miles from city centre
    and set in 3,000 acres of park and woodland. Fully
    equipped and luxuriously appointed. Available from Sept.
    Tel.: Oxford 247200, fax: 724762.

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    Summer Lets

    The Plain, St Clement's, within easy
    walking distance of University and city: modern 2-bedroom
    apartment; free parking 4 p.m–10 a.m.; available 3
    months, July--Sept. £625 p.c.m. inc. council tax.
    Tel.: Oxford 433146.

    Three-bedroom semi-detached house with
    large garden, c.h., Internet, telephone, hi-fi, TV,
    bicycles, newspaper; 3 minutes from bus-stop (10 minutes
    to centre), supermarket, post office, pharmacy; 30-minute
    walk through fields and parks to centre of town.
    Available 15 July--31 Aug. £900. Tel.: Oxford
    725770, tel./fax: 310714, e-mail: "mailto:Werd@werd.demon.co.uk">Werd@werd.demon.co.uk.

    Delightful south Oxford terrace house
    available from beginning of July for up to 3 months;
    walking distance of city centre; 2 bedrooms,
    sitting-room, kitchen/dining-room with french doors to
    long sunny garden; well-equipped with washing-machine,
    china, linen, etc. Rent negotiable dependent on length of
    stay. Tel.: 01993 813569 (evenings).

    Near the river, 5 minutes' walk from the
    centre: large, spacious, c.h. Victorian house on 3
    floors; split-level living-room; dining-room; kitchen
    with dishwasher, microwave, oven, hob, etc.; 4 bedrooms,
    large bathroom with w.c. and bidet; separate shower-room
    with w.c.; pretty, south-facing garden. Available 6
    weeks, 18 July–31 Aug., £300 p.w. inc. 4 hours
    p.w. domestic help, but exc. bills. Tel.: Oxford
    725193.

    Three- to four-bedroom houses in central
    Oxford suitable for visiting academic families, available
    about 25 June for the summer. Telephones, TVs, videos
    installed. £800--£1,000 p.c.m. plus utilities.
    Contact Johan at WISC. Tel.: Oxford 201132.

    Small flats, suitable couples, available
    7 July--14 Sept.; close to University Parks;
    kitchenette/living room, double bedroom, shower room.
    Quiet and comfortable. Contact Assistant Bursar, St
    Edmund Hall. Tel.: Oxford (2)79006/7, fax: (2)79089,
    e.mail: Pauline.Linieres@seh.ox.ac.uk.

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    Accommodation Offered

    Bed-and-breakfast available in the
    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 facilies. Refrigerators available. Very
    moderate terms. Tel. and fax: Oxford 557879.

    Accommodation available in lovely
    Cotswold cottage in Witney; TV, private bath,
    car-parking, and excellent bus service to Oxford.
    Nightly, weekly, or monthly rates. Tel.: 01993 709340.
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    Accommodation Sought

    Quiet, mature professional female (RC
    nun) requires apartment for 1½ years from Sept.
    Tel.: Oxford 741628.

    Jan.--June/July: University of
    California professor and wife seek quiet house or flat in
    central or North Oxford. Non-smokers, tidy, references
    provided. We will be in Oxford 20--6 June. Tel. Oxford
    contact, G.R. Fraser: 226048; after 26 June: write
    Professor E.B. Hook, Warren Hall, MC 7360, University of
    California, Berkeley, California, 94720-7360, USA;
    tel./fax: 510 642 4790; e-mail: "mailto:ebhook@socrates.berkeley.edu">ebhook@socrates.ber
    keley.edu.

    Canadian academic couple, on sabbatical
    leave in Oxford, seek furnished 2-bedroom house or flat,
    Nov. 1997--June 1998. No children, non-smokers. Local
    references available. E-mail: "mailto:G.R.Davis@usask.ca">G.R.Davis@usask.ca.

    British couple (doctors), with one
    toddler, returning from 3 years working in Vietnam, seek
    family home to rent in Oxford for 1 year, from Aug./Sept.
    Headington/east Oxford preferred. Contact Mrs J. Packer,
    Centre for Tropical Medicine, Level 7, John Radcliffe
    Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU. Tel. Oxford 220970, fax:
    220984; or contact Tom Solomon in Vietnam---fax: 00 848
    8353 904, e-mail: "mailto:oxford.wellcome.@bdvn.vnmail.vnbd.net">oxford.wel
    lcome.@bdvn.vnmail.vnbd.net.

    Single mature professional seeks flat or
    small house in North Oxford or Headington from mid-July,
    preferably unfurnished. Tel.: Oxford 311901.

    The University Accommodation Office is
    looking for furnished houses and flats for couples and
    families available now and for the next academic year.
    Reasonably priced rooms for single people and short- term
    accommodation also required. Tel.: Oxford (2)78286/7.

    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
    764533, or fax: 764777.

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    Accommodation Sought to Rent or
    Exchange

    American cardiology/psychology
    professors who previously lived in Oxford seek 4+ bedroom
    house to rent late Aug. 1997--late Aug. 1998. Would
    consider exchange for 4-bedroom Seattle home or 4-bedroom
    beachfront island home. Home tel.: 206 285 4005; fax: 206
    764 2257, e-mail: "mailto:jrs@u.washington.edu">jrs@u.washington.edu
    (Dr John Stratton); e-mail: "mailto:cws@u.washington.edu">cws@u.washington.edu
    (Dr Carolyn Webster-Stratton).

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    Holiday Lets

    Italy---Umbria: 2 bedrooms,
    kitchen/dining-/sitting-room, big bathroom in newly
    furnished casa colonicaon its own road in
    hills 5 miles N. of Assisi. Superb views, wildlife.
    £250 p.w. or £800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

    Italy---Lake Como: 1 bedroom,
    sitting-/dining-room, kitchenette, bathroom, domed
    terrace in village house closely overlooking lake. Superb
    view. 15 mins. from Como city. £250 p.w. or
    £800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

    Available for 6 months, Oct.--Mar.,
    delightful, former gamekeeper's cottage on south Cornish
    coast near Fowey. Complete seclusion amid deep woodland
    with sea and coast within 500 yards. Fully furnished and
    well equipped. Ideal for writing/contemplation/retreat.
    £275 p.c.m. Tel.: 01726 815432.

    Sympathetically restored traditional
    Cretan town house in heart of old Rethymnon; fully
    equipped, inc. TV, automatic washing- machine, patio with
    barbecue, and library with English novels; sleeps 4 (1
    double, 1 twin); very quiet location with view of the
    Fortress but close to bus station, shops, beaches.
    £250 p.w. Tel./fax: 01274 869505 or 00 30 831
    56525.

    French Alpine chalet: at 3,000 ft.,
    ideal for mountain walking, cycling, winter skiing or
    just unwinding; wild flowers everywhere; sleeps 7, large
    garden, local swimming-pool; near Lake Geneva, Annecy,
    Chamonix, Morzine. Reasonable rental. Tel.: 01722 335762
    for photos and details.

    France, Lot Valley: old period house in
    quiet rural village, sleeps 2, small garden, 5 minutes
    from main town of Figeac, available until end of Sept.,
    £150 p.w. Also large house in same village with
    spectacular views over Célé valley, sleeps
    5/6, available around 10--17 Aug. £300 p.w. Tel.:
    01295 276156.

    Menorca, villa on outskirts of untouched
    Menorcan village, sheltered garden, sleeps 2 (could also
    sleep 2 small children), 2 kms from quiet beach, shops in
    village within walking distance, available until end
    Sept. £200 p.w. Tel.: 01295 276156.

    South Shropshire, near Ludlow: 3-double
    bedroom cottage with wonderful views over exceptionally
    beautiful countryside; Ludlow 5 miles, Oxford 2 hours;
    full of antiques and interesting objects; c.h., open
    fires, garden. £220 p.w. peak times. Weekend breaks
    available off-peak. Longrigg. Tel.: 0171-350 1435 or
    0171-203 5090.

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    House for Sale

    Great Milton: large cottage with 4
    bedrooms; large living-room with inglenook fireplace;
    dining-room and conservatory; 2 bathrooms; kitchen with
    Rayburn; utility room; large well-stocked cottage-style
    garden; easy access A40/M40; no onward chain. Guide price
    £260,000. Dr Good. Tel.: 01844 261026, or 01844
    279652 (evening).

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    <br /> Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 20 June<br /> - 29 July

    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/1_4410.htm">Staff Development
    Programme supplement.

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    Friday 20 June

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Narrative paintings',
    1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015,
    9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

    DR R. WEHNER: `Mendelssohn sources—a treasure
    hunt' (special Music Faculty lecture to mark the Bodleian
    Library's Midsummer Mendelssohn Festival), Holywell Music
    Room, 6 p.m.

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    Saturday 21 June

    TRINITY FULL TERM ends.

    TRANSLATION RESEARCH in Oxford meeting:
    `Journée avec Yves Bonnefoy', St Hugh's, 10
    a.m.--6 p.m. (details from Edith McMorran, St Hugh's, or
    Jane Taylor, St Hilda's).

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    Sunday 22 June

    THE RT. REVD DR GEOFFREY ROWELL preaches, St Mary's, 10
    a.m.
    Natasha Koval-Paden, Benjamin Oren (piano), and Yukako
    Tatsumi-Margaritoff (mezzo-soprano) perform music by
    Schubert and Mendelssohn, Wolfson, 4 p.m. (admission
    £4; proceeds to African Medical and Research
    Foundation).

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    Monday 23 June

    CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `The
    story of Hercules'—Old Master drawings (until 28
    September).

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    Tuesday 24 June

    ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Lecturing skills
    practice—lecturing to conferences', 9.30 a.m. ( HREF="#seminars">see information above).

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass through the
    ages', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings:
    (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

    MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 3 July
    (one official member): nominations by six electors to be
    received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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    Thursday 26 June

    SEMINAR: Franco-British seminar on electoral behaviour
    (various speakers), Maison Française
    (continues tomorrow).

    IT SUPPORT STAFF CONFERENCE, St Catherine's (see
    details at: "http://info.ox.ac.uk/it/support/conf97/">http://info.ox.
    ac.uk/it/support/conf97/).

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Gold through the ages',
    10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost: £19. Tel. for details:
    (2)78015.)

    TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER ADVISORY GROUP: `Whither
    technology transfer in Oxford?' (a meeting for
    inventors), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 4.30
    p.m. (admission by tickets: (2)72411).

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    Friday 27 June

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Tracing gold', 1.15 p.m.
    (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30
    a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

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    Sunday 29 June

    DR PAULA CLIFFORD preaches the St John Baptist's Day
    Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

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    Monday 30 June

    MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 24 July
    (one official and one ordinary member): nominations by
    two electors to be received at the University Offices by
    4 p.m.

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    Tuesday 1 July

    ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Writing research grant
    applications', 9.30 a.m. (see
    information above
    ).

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Flowers through the
    Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for
    bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

    CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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    Thursday 3 July

    ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Time management', 9.30 a.m. ( HREF="#seminars">see information above).

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    Friday 4 July

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Acquisitions
    1985–97' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
    £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30
    p.m.)

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    Sunday 6 July

    TRINITY TERM ends.

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    Tuesday 8 July

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Early Netherlandish
    engraving, c. 1440–1540' (until 28
    September).

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Making money', 1.15
    p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30
    a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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    Wednesday 9 July

    ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Financial management: budget
    monitoring and control', 9.30 a.m. ( HREF="#seminars">see information above).

    MR J. ELSTON: ` "To find the mind's construction in
    the face"—the neurology of facial and eyelid
    movement' (Ida Mann Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre,
    Radcliffe Infirmary, 5.30 p.m.

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    Friday 11 July

    CONFERENCE opens: `Labour and difference in Africa, USA,
    and Britain—racialising class, classifying race', St
    Antony's (until 13 July) (details at: "http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sant0425/">http://users.ox.ac.uk/
    ~sant0425/).

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Great collectors: Anne
    Clifford and Joan Evans', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50.
    Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

    HE MR NELSON MANDELA: `Renewal and renaissance:
    towards a new world order', Sheldonian, 5.30 p.m.
    (tickets required for admission; applications, before 4
    July, to Centre Secretary, Oxford Centre for Islamic
    Studies).

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    Tuesday 15 July

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A breath of French air',
    1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015,
    9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

    MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 24 July
    (one official and one ordinary member): nominations by
    six electors to be received at the University Offices by
    4 p.m.

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    Friday 18 July

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Portraits', 1.15 p.m.
    (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30
    a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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    Saturday 19 July

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

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    Tuesday 22 July

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Textiles and the
    Indian Ocean trade' (until 28 September).

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Eighteenth-century art
    and Canova's Ideal Heads', 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
    £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30
    p.m.)

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    Friday 25 July

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Shakespeare's world',
    1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015,
    9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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    Tuesday 29 July

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Indian textiles workshop',
    10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost: £25 plus £5 for
    materials; tel. for details: (2)78015.)

    ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Early Netherlandish
    engraving' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
    £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30
    p.m.)

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