2 December 1999 - No 4531

<p>Oxford University Gazette,<br /> Vol. 130, No. 4531: 2 December 1999<br /></p>

Oxford University Gazette

2 December 1999

Gazette publication arrangements

The final Gazettes of term will appear on 9 and 16 December.
Publication for Hilary Term will start on 13 January.

An Appointments Supplement will appear with the Gazette of 9 December.
The first Appointments Supplement of Hilary Term will appear on 20 January.

The usual deadlines will apply throughout.

University Health and

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 2 December 1999: University Acts<br />

University Acts

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1 Decree

Decree (1): Appointment of Peter Moores Director of the Said
Business School

Notwithstanding the provisions of cl. 13 of Decree (1) of 17 July
1997 (Statutes, 1997, p. 353), the appointment of the
next Peter Moores Director of the Said Business School shall be for a
period of three years renewable for two years.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

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


LISA CAROLINE BLIGH, Worcester College

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Barbour, J.S., MA status, St Anne's

Bligh, L.C., MA status, Worcester

Fisher, K.A.L., MA, St Anne's

Simpson, R.S., MA, D.Phil., St John's

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1 Declaration of approval of unopposed
Statute promulgated on 16 November

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor
declared the Statute concerning the membership of Convocation

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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 converting the Professorship of European Law to a
Professorship of Law.

<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 2 December 1999: University Agenda<br />

University Agenda

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Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at
noon on 6 December, unless by that time the Registrar has received
notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation under the
provisions of Tit. II, Sect. VI, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1997,
p. 15) that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of

Text of Special Resolution

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

MARTIN KARPLUS, Balliol College

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Ceremonies will be held in the Sheldonian Theatre for the purpose of
granting graces and conferring degrees on the days shown below.

All ceremonies except that on 30 September 2000 will be divided, the
first part commencing at 11.30 a.m., and the second part at 2.30 p.m.
The ceremony on 30 September 2000 will commence at 2.30 p.m.

Hilary Term 2000

4 March

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Trinity Term and Long Vacation 2000

6 May

27 May

17 June

22 July

5 August

30 September (afternoon only)

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Michaelmas Term 2000

21 October

4 November

25 November

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Hilary Term 2001

3 March

Trinity Term and Long Vacation 2001

28 April

19 May

9 June

14 July

28 July

A special ceremony will be held during the morning of 30 September
2000 for the purpose of granting graces and conferring degrees on
persons who have not been matriculated by the University.

Names of candidates must be entered, through the authorities of a
college or other society, with the Head Clerk, University Offices,
Wellington Square, not later than 12 noon on the Wednesday ten days
before the ceremony.

The doors of the Sheldonian Theatre will normally be open to visitors
three-quarters of an hour before the commencement of the ceremony.

Tickets will be required by visitors, and will be issued through the
authorities of the colleges and other societies.

Degree days will also be deemed to have been held on 22 January 2000
and 20 January 2001 for the purpose of conferring degrees in absence.
Names of candidates should be entered in accordance with the usual
provisions for degree ceremonies.

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Hilary Term 2000

9 March

Trinity Term 2000

22 June

Michaelmas Term 2000

14 October

30 November

Hilary Term 2001

8 March

Trinity Term 2001

14 June

The time of the ceremony on 14 October 2000, which will be held in
the Sheldonian Theatre, will be sent to colleges individually; other
ceremonies will normally be held at 12.30 p.m. in Convocation

Mr Vice-Chancellor regrets that because of the large number of
candidates involved, visitors cannot be admitted to matriculation

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 2 December 1999: Notices<br />


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On the recommendation of the Inter-faculty Committee for Archaeology, the
General Board has assigned the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the
History of Art to M.S. TITE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Linacre College and Edward
Hall Professor of Archaeological Science, for a period of five years from 1
October 1999.

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Members of the University may be familiar with the work that has been
carried out in departments and colleges over the last year or two on
minimising vulnerabilities due to the Year 2000 issue and related problems.
Those working on the issue have examined all of the important and critical
processes, and doing everything they could to ensure that there will be no
interruptions to these at the New Year and beyond. It remains possible,
however, that some interruptions will occur.

Over the Christmas and New Year holiday period many facilities and
services will be curtailed, and remediation of problems encountered may not
be as timely as is normally the case. Any problems should be reported
through the usual channels. The Security Services will provide the normal
out-of-hours `backbone' service; they can be telephoned on (2)72944,
(2)72939, or (2)89999. From the evening of 31 December into the New Year
there will be special teams available, and others on call, to deal with any
problems which arise. It is envisaged that normal operations will resume on
Tuesday, 4 January.

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German courses for archaeologists

A week of intensive German courses for archaeologists, for beginners and
intermediate learners, will be held in the Institute of Archaeology in ninth
week of Hilary Term (13–17 March). Those wishing to attend should
register with the receptionist at the institute (telephone: Oxford (2)78240,
e-mail: liz.strange@arch.ox.ac.uk), giving details of name, college, contact
number, and desired course. The course tutor will be Gertrud Seidmann,
Research Associate, the Institute of Archaeology.

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2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB

Isis Innovation, a wholly-owned company of the University, was established
in 1988. The company has been formed to exploit know-how arising out of
research funded by the UK Government through the Research Councils and
funded by other bodies where the rights are not tied. The function of the
company is to ensure that the results of research bring rewards to Oxford,
and to the inventors, who are given a financial incentive for exploitation.

Isis seeks licensees willing to pay lump sums and/or royalties for the
use of know-how arising out of research. Isis also exploits the intellectual
property of the University by setting up individual companies using
venture capital or development capital funds.

Isis' services are also available to individuals who wish to exploit the
results of research supported by non-Research Council sources, when there
are no prior conditions on the handling of the intellectual property rights.
Isis Innovation has at its disposal a small pre-seedcorn fund for paying the
costs of protecting intellectual property rights and for taking work to a
stage where its potential can be assessed.

Isis finds industrial partners to ensure that new ideas can be
developed for market requirements. The company has established the Oxford
Innovation Society for major industrial companies, so that they can have a
window on Oxford technology and an opportunity to license and invest
where appropriate.

A brochure explaining Isis' activities is available. Please contact the
above address, or the telephone and fax numbers given below.

Members of the University should contact the Managing Director if
they wish to take advantage of the services that Isis provides. (Telephone:
(2)72411; fax: (2)72412.)

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 2 December 1999: Lectures<br />


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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: special seminar

PROFESSOR J.P. TOENNIES, Max Planck Institute, Göttingen, will
give a special seminar at 11.15 a.m. on Thursday, 9 December, in the
Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre.

Subject: `Superfluid helium droplets: an ultracold and
very gentle matrix for high resolution spectroscopy.'

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H.E. SHAIKH HAMAD BIN JASSIM AL-THANI, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
the State of Qatar, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 3 December, in
Rhodes House.

Subject: `Islam, the Arabs, and the West: a dialogue for
the new millennium.'

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Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

N. WEBBER, Warwick Business School, will give a seminar at 12.30 p.m.
on Friday, 3 December, in the Seminar Room, the Said Business School,
59 George Street. Further information may be obtained from Elaine
Durham, Said Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE
(telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: C. Raposo (Said Business School), H. Shin
(Economics), and S. Howison (Mathematics).

Subject: `An icosahedral lattice method for three-factor models.'

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Programme in Comparative Media Law and

PROFESSOR DENIS MCQUAIL, Professor Emeritus, University of Amsterdam,
will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2 December, in the centre.

Subject: `Conceptual analaysis of media accountability.'

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Seeing things in a new light—laser applications in science
and technology

The following lectures will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the
Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Note: two lectures will be given at the meeting on 29

Conveners: C.E. Webb, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Laser
Physics, and P. Ewart, MA, Professor of Physics.

PROFESSOR H. HUTCHINSON, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

18 Jan.: `Lasers in science.'


25 Jan.: `Lasers in atmospheric chemistry.'


1 Feb.: `Lasers in the study of heart muscle

PROFESSOR P. FRENCH, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College

8 Feb.: `Fluorescence lifetime imaging for
biomedicine and microscopy.'

PROFESSOR D. GREENHALGH, Cranfield University

15 Feb.: `Optical diagnostics in gas flow and

PROFESSOR D. PAYNE, Optics Research Centre, Southampton

22 Feb.: `The optical telecommunications


29 Feb.: `Doppler global velocimetry in aerodynamic


29 Feb.: `Laser ablation of samples for chemical


7 Mar.: `Lasers in aeronomy, astronomy, and
mechanical engineering.'

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Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures

Paul of Antioch and Ibn Taymiyya: the modern relevance of a
medieval polemic

DR THOMAS MICHEL will deliver the Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures at
5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

26 Jan.: `Features of the Muslim–Christian polemical

2 Feb.: `The Christian prophet and the Prophet of

9 Feb.: `The divine word and scripture in Islam and

16 Feb.: `God's unity and trinity: the
Islamic–Christian debate.'

23 Feb.: `Sin and redemption in Christianity and

1 Mar.: `Moving beyond the burdens of history.'

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 2 December 1999: Grants and Funding<br />

Grants and Research Funding

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Applications are invited from graduate students registered for a degree of the
University, and members of Congregation engaged in Egyptological research
or publication, for grants from the Griffith Egyptological Fund. The fund
exists for `the promotion of research into the history and antiquities of Egypt
and the Nile Valley and the anthropology of north-east Africa so far as it
concerns the study of Ancient, Hellenistic, and Christian Egypt and the early
pagan and Christian kingdoms of the Nilotic Sudan, including such linguistic,
religious, and cultural survivals as may throw light upon these matters, but
excluding special studies of Muhammadanism and Islamic art.' Funds may be
awarded for research and field trips in Egyptology, attendance at conferences,
and the preparation of publication materials.

Application forms and further details (which prospective applicants must
consult before they apply) are available from Mrs Alix Slater, the Oriental
Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE. They can also be found on the Near
Eastern Studies Programme Web site,

The closing date for applications is the Friday of third week in Hilary Term
(4 February).

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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 2 December 1999: Examinations and Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards

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A by-election will be held on Thursday, 6 January, to fill the
following vacancies.


One member (vice Professor Sako)

Modern History

One ordinary member (vice Dr Brockliss)


Two ordinary members (vice Professor Parker and
Mr Darlington)

Those elected will hold office from the beginning of Hilary
Term 2000 until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2000.


One official member (vice Professor Mayr-Harting)

To hold office until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2001.

Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by
ther Secretary of Faculties at the University Offices up to 4
p.m. on Monday, 13 December, and by six electors up to 4 p.m.
on Tuesday, 21 December.

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Preliminary Examination

Theology: P.J.M. SOUTHWELL, MA, Fellow of Wycliffe
Hall (address: Queen's College)

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Law Moderations

P.J. CLARKE, BCL, MA, Fellow of Jesus

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Honour Moderations

Classics: E.L. BOWIE, MA, Fellow of Corpus Christi

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Honour School

Natural Science—Physics: P. EWART, MA, Fellow
of Worcester

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Bachelor of Fine Art

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

Master of Science

Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing:
L.N. TREFETHEN, MA, Fellow of Balliol (address: Computing

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In accordance with the regulations for the Honour School of
Natural Science (Earth Sciences, four-year course) the following
subjects and syllabuses are published by the Sub-faculty of Earth
Sciences for examination in the fourth year of study. Candidates
are required to offer four subjects.

Subjects and syllabuses for Part B of
the Second Public Examination of the four-year course (Trinity
Term 2001)


Fossil Lagerstatten; Precambrian microbiotas; Origins of
eucaryotes and animals; The Cambrian explosion and the Cambrian
fauna; Exobiology—Life on Mars?; Arthropod evolution;
Palaeozoic biogeography; Palaeozoic benthic communities;
Terrestrialisation; Great flying fossils—Solnhofen and
amber; Ammonite palaeobiology; Ammonite evolution; Dinosaur
palaeobiology; the Morrison Formation; End Cretaceous Marine
Extinctions; Rancho La Brea—the Great Dying; Hominid

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Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry

Topics in geochemistry and cosmochemistry from: Pre-solar grains
and cosmology; Planetesimal formation; Core composition and
formation; Tracer mixing in the atmosphere; Transition metal
biogeochemistry; Origin of life; Snowball Earth; Tracer mixing
in the oceans.

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Petrological Processes

This course aims to develop an understanding of the fundamental
small-scale processes which shape the igneous and metamorphic
rocks of the Earth's crust, through a consideration of some or
all of the following topics: crystallisation, grain growth,
crystal size and spatial distributions, diffusion-controlled
microstructures, and the behaviour of two-phase (solid-fluid or
solid-melt) systems. It is simultaneously an investigation of
the kinetics of these processes and of their implications for the
observable microstructures of igneous and metamorphic rocks, and
it will review the state of the art of interpreting the
petrographic features of crystalline rocks.

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Topics in seismology. Quantification of earthquakes: earthquake
stress drops; fault dynamics and rupture speeds; effect of fault
heterogeneity on seismograms; earthquakes as indicators of
tectonic strain; the use of synthetic seismograms in determining
the seismic moment tensor and other source characteristics; the
centroid moment tensor technique. Structural Seismology: Ray
theory and ray tracing in heterogeneous media. Surface waves and
free oscillations and the calculation of theoretical
seismograms; inverse problems in seismology; techniques of
seismic tomography.

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Records of Major Environmental Change in Earth History

This course is structured with introductory lectures or
practicals on key topics, followed by independent reading,
presentation of seminars and writing of extended essays. Possible
subjects to be covered include: Greenhouse Earth; Time scales of
environmental change; Triassic/Jurassic boundary events;
Mid-Cretaceous terrestrial environments and evolution; The
Messinian Crisis; Initiation of Antarctic glaciation; Pliocene
warmth; Phanerozoic sea water chemistry and carbonate mineralogy.

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Environmental, Rock and Palaeo-Magnetism

The magnetic record in rocks and minerals carries information
that can be used to study problems in a very diverse range of
geological, environmental and archaeological fields. This course
will cover the fundamental physics that underpins the technique,
and will use case studies to illustrate the application of the
technique. These may include: Understanding the evolution of the
Southern Hemisphere oceans and climate through the Cenozoic;
Study of climate change through magnetic properties of loess and
soils; The Messinian salinity crisis; Transport dynamics of
pyroclastic flows; Mechanisms of volcano evolution; Aspects of
continental deformation and plate motions; Plate dynamics and
early faunal evolution; The dynamics of Earth's magnetic field;
Fundamentals of rock and mineral magnetism. (Two or
three laboratory-based projects linked to this course will be
available each year, to carry out research into a particular
geological or environmental problem.)

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Anatomy of a Mountain Belt

A geotraverse across the Andes of South America. The aim of this
option is to produce a crustal scale cross-section through the
Andes and elucidate the geological evolution and main tectonic
process which control the crustal structure. The option will be
mainly practical based, involving analysis of geological and
topographic maps, Landsat images, seismic reflection profiles,
seismicity, gravity and topographic data, combined with a
literature review.

Geophysical Geodesy and Continental Deformation

This course presents the major geophysical tools for measuring
active continental deformation and shows how these measurements
have been used to investigate the dynamics of that deformation.
The methods presented include triangulation, the Global
Positioning system, Synthetic Aperture Radar, earthquake
seismology, and palaeomagnetic rotations. The results are applied
to the dynamics of crustal deformation in Asia, the Aegean,
California, New Zealand, Turkey, and the Pacific North-West.

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Tectonics of Arc-Continent Collisions

The collision between rifted continental margins and oceanic
arcs, so well seen in the west and south-west Pacific during the
last ten million years, generates short-lived mountain belts
because subduction flip terminates collisional shortening by
obduction of a thin hot lithosphere with a primitive arc,
ophiolitic forearc, and forearc basin and the thrusting of nappes
with the syntectonic advective introduction of heat by voluminous
mafic magmas to generate regional Barrovian metamorphism. During
the early Ordovician, the rifted margin of Laurentia was
destroyed by collision with a continentward-facing island arc.
In western Ireland, this event is spectacularly recorded by
magnificent geology in Connemara and Murrisk in Counties Galway
and Mayo. This course consists of ten days in the field in
western Ireland preceded by four hours of introductory lectures
and a two hour post-field trip summary session. A pre-requisite
for attendance will be completion of Anatomy of a mountain belt
and a brief interview by Professor Dewey. The course will be
available to about ten motivated students. Participants will will
be asked to contribute to the cost of the field trip.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 2 December 1999: Colleges<br />

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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Note: college vacancies will also be found in the
Gazette's "http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/as/">Appointments Supplement.

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Magdalen College

1937–40, senior demy 1946–8. Aged 80.

SIR DE VILLIERS GRAAFF, DMS, MBE, 4 October 1999; commoner 1933–6.
Aged 85.

DR GEORGE KEITH HOWARD HODGKIN, 2 June 1999; commoner 1936–40.
Aged 81.

CHARLES INNES MEEK, CMG, November 1999; demy 1939–40. Aged 79.

GERALD RANDALL TIBBETTS, 21 November 1999; commoner 1948–50.
Aged 73.

COL. SIDNEY JOHN WATSON, 30 October 1999; commoner 1939–40. Aged

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Oriel College

KENNETH PHILIP CLEARY, 4 August 1999; commoner 1957. Aged 75.

PROFESSOR ALBERT JAMES SMITH, 11 December 1991; commoner 1952. Aged

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St Edmund Hall

DR RICHARD FARGHER, 30 October 1999; Fellow 1949–82, Emeritus Fellow
1982–99. Aged 84.

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Lincoln College

To the Rectorship (from 1 October 2000):

LANGFORD, Fellow of the college and Chief Executive, Arts and Humanities
Research Board

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Oriel College

To Exhibitions:

JUSTIN EDWARD BATES, formerly of Cheltenham Bournside School

MICHAEL CHURCH, formerly of Tiffin School, Kingston-upon-Thames

HELEN KIM DIXON, formerly of Ribston Hall High School, Gloucester

To Scholarships:

ABDEL KADER ALLOUNI, formerly of Radyr Comprehensive School, Cardiff

ABHISARA APOORVA APPAJI, formerly of Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School,

BENJAMIN PETER ARNOLD, formerly of Bishop Stopford School, Kettering

clifford john bailey, formerly of Reading School

WILLIAM ROSS COBERN, formerly of Bishop Wordsworth's School, Salisbury

LUKE FIRMANSJAH, formerly of the London Oratory School


CHARLOTTE ELEANOR HEIME, formerly of Beaconsfield High School

ANTHONY JOHN HUCKLESBY, formerly of Sevenoaks School

CLARE ROSEMARY MACEWEN, formerly of Lockerbie Academy

JULIA FRANCES MCALEENAN, formerly of St Mary's School, Calne, Wiltshire

LUCY MARY RANCE, formerly of Simon Langton Girls' School, Canterbury

ALASDAIR JAMES ROBBIE, formerly of Bedford School

RICHARD JAMES STANCLIFFE, formerly of Benton Park School, Leeds

KATHARINE EMMA VINCENT, formerly of Portsmouth High School

JUSTIN PHILIP BENJAMIN WILLIAMS, formerly of Shrewsbury School

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Somerville College

To a Hughes Scholarship:

University College School, Hampstead

To Coombs Exhibitions:

TIMOTHY EDWARD KNIPE, formerly of Hereford Cathedral School

ALIX EMILY MORTIMER, formerly of Roseberry School, Epsom

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St Hugh's College

Hurry Prize:


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Anna Haxworth Prize (Music):


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Somerville College

Cannon Gamble Prize in PPE:


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Sarah Smithson Prize in Modern Languages:

(Joint award)



College Prize:


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Six-hour Lecturership in Engineering

Applications are invited for the post of six-hour Lecturer in Engineering, to
be held at Balliol College in Hilary and Trinity Terms 2000, with the possibility
of extension for a further year. The lecturer will be required to teach
selected topics within the core papers of the Final Honour School of
Engineering Science and joint courses with Engineering. Applicants should be
able to offer teaching in Thermodynamics and Fluid Mechanics, and preferably
also in Dynamics and Control. Teaching duties will consist in giving tutorials
and revision classes in these subjects for up to six hours per week during
term. Remuneration will be at the rate of £1,700 per term, with some
dining rights in addition.

Prospective candidates who would like to discuss details of the post are
welcome to contact Dr C.P. Buckley (telephone: Oxford (2)73156, e-mail: paul.
buckley@eng. ox.ac.uk), or Dr D.C. O'Brien (telephone: Oxford (2)73916, e-mail:

The closing date for applications is 10 December. Applicants should sent a
letter to the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, stating the subjects
offered and enclosing a curriculum vitae. They should also arrange
for one referee to write in support of the application by the closing date.

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Appointment of Domestic Bursar

Balliol College is seeking to appoint, with a starting date preferably not later
than 1 May 2000, a Domestic Bursar. The salary will probably lie in the range
£33,000–£38,000 plus BUPA cover, an excellent contributory
pension scheme, and meals at the cost of senior common room. The position
may, at a later date, be associated with a fellowship.

The college seeks someone with excellent staff management and cost control
skills in a context covering the maintenance of college buildings and the
provision of food and accommodation to students, fellows, and guests of the

Applicants should write (or fax: Oxford (2)77764) for further particulars to the
College Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ. Requests for these
particulars must reach the college not later than 20 December, and the closing
date for applications is 5 January.

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer and a charity which exists
to promote excellence in education and research.

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Appointment of Administrator (Development and
Alumni Relations)

Applications are invited for the post of Administrator in the Development and
Alumni Relations Office. The person appointed will provide secretarial and
administrative support to the Director and Officer. This is a part-time position,
approximately eighteen hours weekly, based on the clerical and library grade
C4 scale (salary £13,532– £15,664, or £6,959, pro rata, per
annum). Smoking is not permitted in the workplace. Christ Church is an equal
opportunities employer.

Further details are available from the Director of Development and Alumni
Relations, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)86325).
The closing date for applications is 13 December.

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Appointment of IT Officer

Lady Margaret Hall wishes to appoint a full-time IT Officer. The successful
candidate will be responsible for the management of all aspects of the use of
IT within the college. This includes responsibility for maintaining and
developing these facilities, as well as assisting members and staff of the
college with their computing problems.

The successful candidate is expected to have skills that cover most of the
following areas (and be competent to
acquire those that are lacking): server system—Novell
Netware 4 and Windows NT 4; client system—Windows 95; familiarity with
modern databases; familiarity with common programmes and their configuration
for use on
networks; ethernet communications and installation; hardware expertise,
especially PC (experience of Macs will be an advantage); complete professional

The appointment will be offered on the academic-related administrative
computing staff grade 2 (salary £18,915–£24,479). Candidates
selected for interview may be expected to undertake a short test. Applications,
including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two
referees, should be sent to Mrs Sue Crowley, Lady Margaret Hall, Norham
Gardens, Oxford OX2 6QA (telephone: Oxford (2)74323, e-mail:
sue.crowley@lmh.ox.ac.uk), from whom further particulars may be obtained. The
closing date for applications is 20 December.

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Postgraduate Studies and Funding in the Social

Nuffield College welcomes applications from women and men for research or
postgraduate study in economics (broadly conceived), politics, and sociology.
The college has special interests also in the following fields: recent
social, political, and economic history, social and medical statistics, medical
sociology, international relations,
social policy, American studies, Commonwealth history, social geography, and
European studies.

The college also offers a number of Nuffield Funded Studentships, open to
both UK and overseas students, to cover fees and maintenance.
Nuffield is a postgraduate college within Oxford University, with about
twenty-five students admitted each year. There is a number of very active
research groups, academic visitors from many countries, and an extensive
programme of lectures and seminars. The college has an outstanding library
and strong IT support is available to students; it also aims to provide single
studies for the duration of study.

The closing date for application to the University is 31 January.
Prospectuses and application forms are available from the Student
Administrator, Mrs Glynis Baleham, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF (telephone:
Oxford (2)78515,
e-mail: admissions@nuf.ox.ac.uk), or the college Web site,

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William R. Miller Junior Research Fellowship in
Biological Sciences

St Edmund Hall proposes to elect to a W.R. Miller Junior Research Fellowship
in the field of the Molecular Aspects of Biology for three years from 1 October
2000. The fellowship includes dining rights and will be stipendiary, but the
stipend will be reduced by the amount of any other stipend received from
another source. The college will not normally elect someone who has previously
held a similar appointment.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Principal, St Edmund Hall,
Oxford OX1 4AR, and applications should reach him no later than Monday, 10

St Edmund Hall is an equal opportunities employer and a charity which exists
to promote excellence in education and research.

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Visiting Fellowships for Women Teachers

St Hilda's College invites applications for two Visiting Fellowships, one tenable
in Hilary (Spring) Term 2001 and one in Trinity (Summer) Term 2001. The
college statutes, made under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act,
1923, provide that all fellows must be women. Candidates for a fellowship must
be practising teachers
engaged in sixth-form work in either schools or colleges. Further particulars
should be obtained from the Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4
1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815). The closing date for applications is Monday,
7 February.

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Rawnsley Studentship in Czech, Slovak, or Polish
Language and Literature

Applications are invited for this studentship, which is tenable for one year
from 1 October 2000, and renewable for a second. The current value of the
studentship is £6,620 and will be revised upwards for 2000–1. All
university and college fees are paid. The studentship is open to men and
women graduates qualified to work for a research degree or a course of
higher study.

Further particulars are available from the College Secretary, St Hugh's
College, Oxford OX2 6LE, who should
receive applications by Friday, 24 March.

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North Senior Scholarships 2000 and Beeston
Scholarship 2000

St John's College proposes to elect from October 2000 one Beeston Scholar and
two North Senior Scholars, each of whom will be required to work for a higher
degree of
Oxford University under a supervisor appointed by a Faculty Board.
Candidates will normally have completed a first degree, be aged twenty-five
or under at the starting date, and be in receipt of United Kingdom graduate
awards, or their equivalent, covering the academic year 2000–1. Both
scholarships are open to candidates in all subjects, but special encouragement
is given, in the case of the Beeston Scholarship, to applications in the field
of Middle Eastern Studies.

The value of the scholarships will be equal to the rate for awards from
government agencies, plus academic fees, less the value of any award held
(that is, the scholarship does not duplicate fees and maintenance already paid
by grant awarding bodies). The scholars may,
with permission, undertake a limited amount of teaching. Unmarried scholars
will be offered accommodation, supplied by the college free of charge. A
allowance is available for married scholars. Scholars
have the right to dine at high table once a week in Full Term. The
scholarships are normally tenable for two years.

Application forms, available from the Secretary to the Tutor for Graduates, Mrs
Pat Wilkinson, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP (telephone: Oxford (2)77428,
fax: (2)77640), should be returned as soon as possible, and not later than 21

St John's College is committed to equal opportunities.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 2 December 1999: Advertisements<br />


Contents of this section:

How to advertise in the

Terms and conditions
of acceptance of advertisements

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The OUMNH Shop

Do visit the OUMNH shop where the dodo survives in many
forms, and dinosaurs abound in a landscape of carefully selected minerals and
fossils. Local craftsmanship is represented by Lesley Reeves' silver brooches,
and by Sara Withers' necklaces of semi-precious stones. There are Cotswold
limestone clocks, and hand-painted crepe de Chine ties. For warming drinks
the entertaining Tyrrell Katz designs are to be joined any day by our own
bone china dodo mugs (272961 for availability!); while for the long holiday
period there are varied models waiting to be made, with the life-size osprey
for the most ambitious. BBOWT and other Christmas stationery, stocking-fillers,
and party packs. And—for the first time, a fund-raising CD, `Music for the
OUMNH', played by the European Union Baroque Orchestra (£10). Open
daily 12–5 p.m.until 5 p.m. Tues. 21 Dec. Holiday opening 28–30 Dec.
inc., and daily from noon, Tues. 4 Jan. Shop enquiries/orders (2) 72961.

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The Ashmolean Shop

The Ashmolean shop is open Tues.–Sats. 10 a.m.–5
p.m., and Sun. 2–5 p.m. During the course of November and December it
will also be open on Mons. The shop is the sole outlet in Oxford for Card-Aid
charity Christmas cards. In addition, the shop stocks the Museum's own
Christmas cards together with gift wrap, diaries, calendars, jewellery, books
and exclusive giftware. Please present University staff card to qualify for
discount. A mail-order catalogue is available on application to the Publications
Department. Tel.: Oxford (2) 78010, e-mail: publications@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.

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The Bodleian Shop

For all your Christmas and Millennium gifts and cards, from
the Bodleian chair at £425, the Bodley medal limited edition replica at
£150, and the Bodleian bookrest at £100, to the Bodleian `Bookshelf'
photo frame at £2.99. Our new Christmas cards are all priced at £3.95
for ten. From Mon. 4 Oct., University staff showing their University staff card
will be entitled to a 10% discount on all purchases (except sale goods). Find
us in the Old Library, open: Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat. 9
a.m.–12.30 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 277216, e-mail: sales@bodley.ox.ac.uk., for a
copy of our new catalogue.

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Tuition Offered

Clarinet tuition (classical and jazz), guitar tuition (classical,
folk, blues), theory and aural training. All levels—beginner to diploma.
English language one-to-one. Woodwind restoration. Contact: J.Hill, LRAM,
ARCM, on Oxford 375526/Mobile 0411 574206. E-mail: jona.hill@tinyonline.co.uk.

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Services Offered

SigmaMetrics. Consultants in statistics for the design of
scientific experiments and clinical projects, and grant applications. We
guarantee improvement of drafts of MSS for submission to learned journals,
theses for higher degrees, author's drafts of chapters and books, and advise
on preparation in dealing with applied statistical problems in MSc and DPhil
Vivas. Confidential assistance available in managing MS rejection by statistical
referees for journals. Special projects or tuition in applied biological and
medical statistics undertaken by our higher graduate statisticians who are also
graduates in science or medicine. For further details visit our website at:
www.sigmametrics.co.uk, e-mail: n.t.james@sigmametrics.co.uk (Dr N.T. James,
BCh BM MA MSc (Oxon), or Freephone 0800 0345 945.

Eagle Shipping Services offers over 32 years personalised
door-to-door, export packing, and shipping, all over the world, by sea, by air,
and by road. Special discounted shipping rates for students available. Tel.:
0207 254 1466, fax: 0207 923 1834.

Self-assessment. Have your tax return completed, and
liabilities agreed by a specialist in personal taxation. £120 for basic
return, plus £40 for rental income, authorship/royalty accounts etc. John
M. Hanks LLM FCA, 50 Thames St., Oxford OX1 1SU. Tel.: Oxford 438572, e-mail:
john.hanks@ukonline.co.uk. A personal and professional service at competitive

Psychotherapy: experienced, qualified UKCP registered
Gestalt and Integrative Psychotherapist recently moved from Nottingham to
Merton (between Bicester and Islip). I am available to see individuals and
couples for short or long term therapy. New ongoing daytime psychotherapy
group starting early in the new year. Personal and/or professional
development workshops available throughout next year. Individual and group
supervision also available. For further information contact Ruth Nathan, tel.:
Oxford 331899.

Personal computer consultants, offering expert advice and
tuition for both hardware and software. On site service at home or in the
office. We provide upgrades for most computers, or alternatively, we also
supply our range of personally built, to your specification, KTec computers.
We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a
quality service, matched with competitive prices, tel.: Chris Lewis on Oxford
461222, fax: 461333, e-mail: info@kristontec.co.uk.

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in
Oxford. Also 24 hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24 hour access,
and mail forwarding worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying,
mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury
Rd., Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail:

Town and Country Trees, arboricultural contractors. Tree
surgery, felling, planting, hedges, orchard and shrub pruning, stump removal.
Fully qualified, fully insured. Tel.: 01869 351540, or 01993 811115.

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Domestic Services

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

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Situations Vacant

St Catherine's College. Appointment of Library Assistant.
Applications are invited for the post of part-time Library Assistant (26.5 hrs
p.w., term-time only), to work as part of a team in the general daily running
of the library. Experience of library work together with keyboard and
computer skills are desirable. Further details are available from the Assistant
Librarian. Tel.: Oxford (2) 71707, e-mail: sally.collins@stcatz.ox.ac.uk.
Applications in writing, including a c.v. and names of 2 referees, should be
addressed to the Librarian, St Catherine's College, Oxford, OX1 3UJ, by 10 Dec.
St Catherine's is an equal opportunities employer.

The Editorial Institute at Boston University, founded to
further editorial studies in a range of disciplines, now seeks a co-director to
join Geoffrey Hill and Christopher Ricks. More information at :
www.bu.edu/editinst. Applications should be sent to: 725 Commonwealth Ave.,
Boston, Mass. 02215, USA. Deadline Jan. 31, 2000. Boston University is an
affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Regent's Park College. Applications are invited for the post
of Assistant College Secretary and Receptionist in this Permanent Private Hall
of the University of Oxford

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Houses to Let

Central North Oxford, Victorian terrace house. Comfortable
family accommodation, sleeps 6, rear courtyard. Close city centre and river
Thames, beautiful water meadows, excellent schools, quiet friendly area.
£1,100 p.c.m., plus local rates. Tel.: 01736 331831.

Kidlington, 2-bedroom terrace house. Fully furnished, this
property is ideal for 2 sharers, or a small family. It has a large living area,
with a fully equipped kitchen, a double and a single bedroom. It has an easily
maintained garden, parking, and excellent access to the centre of Oxford by
public transport. This property is available now at £525 p.c.m. Please
contact Julia on Oxford 311011.

Pretty Edwardian house, refurbished to mix classic features
with modern amenities, available from Feb. 2000. Central location in quiet
residential area, close to colleges, and riverside nature reserve. Four
bedrooms, study, lounge, new kitchen, bath/shower room, and garden. Domestic
services available if required. £1,250 p.c.m. exc. bills, negotiable on length
of contract. Tel.: A. Honeywell, Oxford 251003, e-mail: mpaehoney@aol.com.

Islip. Modern cottage in rural Oxfordshire. Recently
refurbished, there are 2 reception rooms, attractive fitted kitchen, 2 bedrooms,
and a study. Established gardens and garage. There is a regular rail service
into Oxford. This property is available now, fully furnished, at £695 p.c.m.
For more information please contact Gay on Oxford 311011.

Modern, furnished, 2-bedroom maisonette in Harefields, North
Oxford. Available now for 1 year or more. £725 p.c.m., plus £725
deposit. Tenant pays council tax, water rates, gas, electricity, and phone bills.
Tel.: Oxford 553905.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a
dedicated approach to helping you 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), personal service, and professional advice. For further
information contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford
OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet:

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. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all
the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone,
fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever
we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail:

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Flats to Let

Gloucester Green-The Chilterns. Modern, 1-bedroom
apartment, well furnished and nicely decorated. Situated on the second floor.
Accommodation comprises: hallway, double bedroom with fitted wardrobe,
modern bathroom, living room, modern fully-fitted kitchen, electric heating. No
parking. Available immediately. Internal viewing strongly recommended.
£695 p.c.m. Tel.: E.Gordon Hudson & Co., on Oxford 244089.

Central Headington. Available end Jan., beautifully converted,
spacious 2-bedroom flat, tastefully furnished, fully-fitted kitchen with washing
machine, large sitting-room, bathroom with bath and separate pumped shower,
gas c.h., d.g., off-street parking. Close to hospitals. Professionals and
academics only. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 768504 (eves.)

Very spacious (170 sq m.), quiet, first floor flat. Three
double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite). Fully furnished to high standard,
gas c.h., garage, garden. Within short walking distance Science Area,
University Parks and city centre. Non-smokers preferred. Available 1 Jan.
2000. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: Brooks Property Management, Oxford 728597, fax:

Available Jan. 2000 (long let only). One double bedroom,
living-room, kitchen, bathroom, modern decor and furnishings, c.h. All
facilities. Private parking. Quiet Banbury Road location, 1/2 mile city centre.
Non-smoker. £575 plus Council Tax. Tel.: 01993 852196.

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Accommodation Offered

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. Smallest room £30 p.w.,
telephone, shower, c.h., all mod. cons. Available now, short stay up to 3
months. Located near Woodstock Road roundabout. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

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Accommodation Sought

American Professor wishes to rent a furnished 2-bedroom flat
in Oxford during Feb., 2000, when he will be visiting Balliol College. A
centrally-located flat, with washing machine, is preferred. Contact Sy D.
Friedman in Vienna, Austria, tel.: 43-1-427750504 or fax: 43-1-42779505.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home and
investment. With our 27 years' experience we assure you of a high level of
service from dedicated and professional letting and management teams. Many
of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are still reaping
the benefits of our high standards of property management. If you would like
details of our services contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road,
Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:
oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB
Management is 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: Oxford 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk.
Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at:
http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Accommodation Exchange

House swap. American professor and family (5), seek housing
in Oxford, Mar.–Aug. We offer a large, New Hampshire farmhouse,
surrounded by forested hills, valley meadows. Quiet, near Dartmouth College.
Contact David Nicol, RR2 Box 389, Cornish, NH 03745, USA. E-mail:

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Charming, fully furnished room, with kitchenette and shower,
being part of a large secluded period house in charming village 12–15
minutes' drive from city centre, 10 minutes' John Radcliffe. Would suit quiet
non-smoker. £340 p.c.m all inc. Own transport a necessity. Tel.: Oxford

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Holiday Lets

Accommodation available Sydney, Apr.–Dec. 2000. Three
bedroom, modern town-house, furnished/equipped, secure complex, 2
bathrooms, laundry, courtyard/pergola, gas barbecue. Walk local shops, 10
minutes' bus CBD, close harbourside parks/beaches. A$550 p.w. Fax: 61 2 9351
2434, or e-mail: Simon.Petch@english.usyd.edu.au.

Lea Hill Hotel, Membury, Nr. Axminster. Idyllic 14th-
c.,thatched, Devon longhouse, set in 8 acres of beautiful grounds with
stunning views. Eleven luxury en-suite bedrooms, cosy bar, characterful
beamed, split-level dining room, and superb 2 AA Rosette food. Excellent
walking country. Only 8 miles from the sea at Lyme Regis. Perfect venue for
a stress free break. Family owned and run. Recommended by O.U.G. reader.
Tel.: 01404 881890.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno,
superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished
surroundings. Elevated, vine-covered, sitting area with brick
barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to
long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and
around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round.
£280 p.w., £1000 p.m. All linen, electricty and cleaning inc. Tel./fax:
Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

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Holidays in Brittany, for those in search of peace,
tranquillity, uncrowded roads, safe, clean beaches, cycling, walking, riding,
and high class restaurants at low cost prices, Maison Selecte offer a range of
charming properties in the Cote d'Armor area of Brittany. Choose from, one-
bedroom country cottages to four-bedroom farmhouses. For further details,
and brochure, tel.: Maison Selecte Properties 00 33 2 96 84 86 50, fax: 00 33
2 96 84 85 19, e-mail: maisonprop@aol.com, or write to Le Bourg Tremeur 22250,
Brittany, France.

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For Sale

Lesley Reeves, handcrafted gold and silver jewellery, and
tiaras, millennium hallmark. Baroque freshwater pearls. Interesting commissions
welcome. Now at Liscious Interiors, 102 Walton St., (opp. Le Petit Blanc). Tel.:
0973 939683

Renault Espace Helios '93 K-reg, well maintained but with
some cosmetic damage.Tel.: Carroll Morgan, Oxford 73841, 730215(answerphone),
e-mail: carroll@comlab.ox.ac.uk.

Nissan Micra GSX Automatic 1.2, 5-door hatchback, only
54,000 miles, vgc. Two-tone silver, sunroof, unleaded petrol. Nov. 1989 G Reg.,
MOT to Nov. 2000. £1,400. Tel.: Oxford 556680 or (2) 79888.

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<br /> Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 3 December<br /> - 31 December


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

For the full list of courses, see the HREF="http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/training/">Staff Development
ProgrammeWeb site.

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Friday 3 December

DR J. LITTLEWOOD: `Categorical confusion in the delivery room: the
disappearing dad' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of fathers'),
ISCA, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Mozart and Schnittke,
Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5, concessions £2.50, from the
Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: ceramics—the tin glaze
trail', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR T. RANGER: `Movements and stabilities: the historical context for
the study of forced migration in Africa' (Refugee Studies Programme seminars:
`Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen
Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

M. EMERSON: `Reshaping the wider Europe: the impact of the Balkan crisis'
(seminar series: `The European Union and its neighbours'), St Antony's (70
Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

H. ANHEIER: `Does the growth of the not-for-profit sector pose a challenge for
the state?' (Oxford Policy Institute Seminars: `Rethinking approaches to
government reforms'), Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L.C. BRESSER PEREIRA: `The case of Latin America, with special
reference to Brazil' (second of two Oxford Brazil Lectures: `Good government,
good state'), Latin American Centre (1 Church Walk), 5 p.m.

H.E. SHAIKH HAMAD BIN JASSIM AL-THANI: `Islam, the Arabs, and the West: a
dialogue for the new millennium' (lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 4 December


ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `The arts of the Byzantine world',10
a.m.–4 p.m.
(Cost: £18. Booking essential: tel. (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Monday 6 December

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Hilary Term: items to be received by today (e-mail:

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Tuesday 7 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Recruitment and selection
for occasional recruiters', 9.30 a.m. (see details above).

A. BOWMAN and others: `Digitisation projects at the Centre for the Study of
Ancient Documents' (Humanities Computing Unit seminars), Lecture Room A,
Computing Services, 1 p.m.

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

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Wednesday 8 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Dealing with the media',
9.30 a.m. (see details above).

PROFESSOR C. KEELEY: `Puzzles, enigmas, and conundrums: data, theory, and
ethics in the demography of forced migration' (Refugee Studies Programme
seminars: `Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar Room,
Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Friday 10 December

EUROPEAN UNION BAROQUE ORCHESTRA: free promenade concert of Baroque
music, University Museum of Natural History, 1.10 p.m.

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

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Tuesday 14 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Approaches to learning:
practice sessions', 9.30 a.m. (see details above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Hindley Smith Gallery: nineteenth-century
painting and sculpture', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015,
9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Friday 17 December


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

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Tuesday 21 December

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

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Wednesday 22 December

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY closed (reopens 28 December).

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Thursday 23 December

ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

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Tuesday 28 December

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

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Friday 31 December


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