2 November 2000 - No 4564



<p>Oxford University Gazette,<br /> Vol. 131, No. 4564: 2 November 2000<br /></p>

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2 November 2000



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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 2 November 2000: University Acts<br />

University Acts


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CONGREGATION 30 October


Degree by Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received, the following resolution is deemed to have
been approved at noon on 30 October.

Text of Resolution

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

MICHAEL PETER BIGGS, Nuffield College

JAMES CLARK ENGLE-WARNICK, Nuffield College

ERIK WITMAN EYSTER, Nuffield College

JAMES MICHAEL MCDONNELL, Somerville College

DAVID RAYMOND MAYHEW, Nuffield College

STEPHEN GUY PULMAN, Somerville College

STUART NEIL SOROKA, Nuffield College

HERMAN GERBERT VAN DE WERFHORST, Nuffield College

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CONGREGATION 31 October


1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Statutes
promulgated on 10 October

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the
Statutes (1) concerning the membership of Convocation, (2) concerning the Burtt Davy
Research Scholarship, (3) removing anomalies, (4) establishing a Professorship of
Bioinformatics, and (5) establishing a KPMG Professorship of Taxation Law 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 concering decisions on
college associations for joint appointments.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 2 November 2000: University Agenda<br />

University Agenda


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CONGREGATION 4 November 2.30 p.m.


Conferment of Honorary Degree

The Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, approved by Special
Resolution of Congregation on 21 March 2000, will be conferred upon GRAHAM PYE,
Honorary Fellow of University College.

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CONGREGATION 14 November 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to
vote against the preamble of the statute at item 1 below or the resolution at item 2 below,
or of any wish to speak or to ask a question concerning the Vice-Chancellor's Oration under
item 3 below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given
to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 6 November (see the Guide to Procedures in
Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').


2 Voting on Resolution authorising expenditure from
the Higher Studies Fund

That the University be authorised to expend from the Bodleian Fund B of the Higher Studies
Fund the sum of £25K per annum for two years towards the cost of a post in the
Bodleian Library in support of the task of automating the cataloguing of the Bodleian's
Western Manuscript Collections.

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3 Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration

The Oration delivered by Mr Vice-Chancellor on 3 October will be presented and may be
discussed.

¶ The text of the Oration has been printed as Supplement (2) to
Gazette No. 4560.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 2 November 2000: Notices<br />

Notices


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STATUTE APPROVED BY HER MAJESTY IN
COUNCIL

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy
Council, stating that on 11 October 2000 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the Statute
establishing the Degree of Doctor of Clinical Psychology, printed in
Gazette, Vol. 130,
pp. 945–6 (approved by Congregation, p. 976).

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GUTIERREZ TOSCANO PRIZE 2000

The Prize has been awarded jointly to JAMES JOHN CIARAN LEWIS, New College, and
ALEC GRANT STEPHENSON, Wolfson College.

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CAREERS SERVICE


Careers Advice Service for Contract Research Staff

This initiative, provided by the University Careers Service at 56 Banbury Road (in addition
to services provided to students), aims to encourage and enable academic-related research
staff, who are employed directly by the University on fixed term contracts (contract research
staff), to make and implement well informed decisions about their careers by:

—providing impartial, professional, careers advice;

—supporting them in recognising and developing the attributes necessary for successful
career development;

—enabling them to appreciate and explore the range of opportunities available;

—assisting them to clarify their values, interests, abilities and skills and to relate these
to possible career options;

—providing access to a wide variety of careers information and resources to facilitate
the formulation and implementation of career plans.

The service operates flexibly in an attempt to cater for personal needs, whether
individuals are generally uncertain about the career options open to them, considering
reviewing or changing their career direction, or thinking about finding a new job in
academia, commerce, industry, the public sector, or setting up their own business, etc.

Following registration, members of contract research staff will have access to up to
four, confidential, one-to-one meetings with a careers adviser to help clarify personal and
career objectives and to identify the main career options open to them. They may also
drop-in to see the Duty Adviser at the Careers Service to help resolve brief queries and make
use of the wide range of careers information resources held at the Careers Service, including
a computerised careers guidance system. Psychometric ability testing and personality
profiling for career development purposes (with feedback) can also be arranged, on an
ad hoc basis, where sufficient demand exists. In addition, three career
development workshops (Career Review and Planning, Job Search Skills, and Effective
Interview Preparation), all designed specifically for contract research staff who are looking
to review their career options, or to find alternative work, are run at various times
throughout the year. To book a place on any of these workshops contact the Institute for the
Advancement of University Learning (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail:
services@learning.ox.ac.uk).

Further details of the service are available from John Kirwan, the careers adviser for
contract research staff (telephone: (2)74736, e-mail: crs@cas.ox.ac.uk., Web site:
www.careers.ox.ac.uk).

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Most courses are now full with long waiting-lists. Those interested in enrolling for a
particular course are advised to contact the Information Officer, Angela Pinkney, for
up-to-date advice on the likelihood of obtaining a place on a course. A series of intensive
`Brush-Up, Catch-Up' courses will be held in ninth week (4–8 December). Details will
be announced shortly. Staff and students unable to join courses and with at least GCSE
French or German may be interested in joining Lambda, the Language Centre's project in
supported independent learning. Further information from Aliki Pantos, Lambda Project
Assistant (e-mail: lambda@lang.ox.ac.uk).

The Library's collection of audio/video cassettes, books, and computer programs
covers over 100 languages. The Self-Study Area has rooms equipped with listening and
viewing facilities for individual work and computer-based learning resources. New users
should aim to arrive shortly before 10 a.m. or 2 p.m. to register and attend an orientation
session. The Library is open from 9.30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 9.30
a.m.–6.30 p.m. on Friday, and 10 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday during full term.

Further details of all courses and activities may be obtained from Angela Pinkney
at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford
(2)83360, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, Internet site:
http://units.ox.ac.uk/departments/langcentre/).

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RELOCATION OF UNIVERSITY
GAZETTE

Members of the University are asked to note that notices and correspondence for the
University Gazette should henceforth be sent to: the University
Gazette
, Public Relations Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford
OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)80549, fax: (2)80522, e-mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

The Department for Continuing Education exists to make the University accessible to men
and women in ways which complement the University's provision for its resident members.
Each year the department mounts several hundred courses, either part-time or short full-time,
covering most subjects taught within the University (except management and clinical
medicine). Courses last anything from one day to ten weeks (full time), and between ten
weeks and two years on a part-time basis. Currently about 15,900 students enrol annually for
the department's courses, the average length of study being twenty hours. A recent
development has been the introduction of technology-assisted courses, using the Internet to
supplement classroom teaching. Apart from a large number of individual members of the
University who offer courses or give lectures, the Department for Continuing Education
works in co-operation with an increasing number of other departments and faculties
throughout the University. It welcomes expressions of interest from individuals and
departments who wish to become involved in or to explore continuing education activities.
The department's main provision is organised through three programme offices (see below),
each of which is able to provide more detailed information on current and forthcoming
activities. In addition, the Kellogg Residential Centre, when not being used for courses, can
occasionally be made available for conferences and other residential meetings.

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The Public Programme Office

This Office (Director: Mr R.T. Rowley) offers to the public a wide range of study
opportunities in most academic disciplines through part-time day, evening and short
residential courses. In 1996–7 almost 12,000 adult students enrolled on lifelong
learning programmes offered through the Public Programme Division. Many programmes
have open entry and require no formal entry qualifications. However, the majority of courses
are now either award-bearing or carry higher education credit. The award- bearing courses
are offered at access undergraduate and postgraduate level, and do call for evidence of ability
to complete the programme satisfactorily. During the summer the Public Programme Division
offers a series of study opportunities for domestic and European students through the Oxford
University Summer School for Adults, a Local History Summer School and the Summer
Academy based at Keble College. The Division engages a large number of part-time tutors,
both from within the University and outside, and individuals interested in offering specific
courses or contribution to other programmes are invited to contact the office. Details of all
courses are publicised in the Annual Prospectus or are available at any time from the
Manager of Public Programmes (telephone: Oxford (2)70360).

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The Continuing Professional Development Centre

Short and extended courses

This Centre (Director: Dr M.A. Gray) works with departments and faculties throughout the
University to offer courses designed to meet the needs of individuals and organisations drawn
from industry, the professions, commerce, and academia. Courses vary from one- or two-day
intensive updating courses based on the latest academic research to longer courses enabling
professionals to review advances in specialised fields, and acquire new areas of expertise and
qualifications. Areas covered include engineering, law, information technology and
computing, mathematics, biomedical science, and personal skills development. Contributors
to courses include Oxford academics and research staff and experts from other universities
and organisations in the UK and abroad.

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Conferences/Seminars/Workshops

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

—Conference planning and academic support

—Budget preparation and account management

—Venue sourcing, including residential accommodation, lecture theatres, hotels, and
catering support

—Organisation of exhibitions and displays, design and provision of publicity

—Promotion/advertising/marketing support

—Mailing; compilation of databases

—Organisation of social programmes, excursions, and tours

—Translation and interpretation services, technical and audio- visual support

—Pre-registration management and on-site registration services, preparation of pre-
prints, binders, badges

—Post-conference reports and proceedings.

Further details are available from Oxford (2)88169.

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The International Programmes Office

This office (Director: Dr A. Hawkins) offers a wide range of courses to undergraduates,
graduates and continuing education students from around the world. These courses include
year-long full-time programmes for Japanese graduates and diplomats from the Republic of
China, Taiwan, as well as a large number of three- or four-week courses held during the
summer for students from Europe and North America. Programmes are held in partnership
with institutions such as the Smithsonian Institution, the University of California at Berkeley,
Duke University, the University of Virginia and Northwestern University in America.
International Programmes also works with the British Council, the European Commission,
and the FCO, as well as offering courses in partnership with the Bodleian Library and many
other departments and colleges within the University. Subjects covered in these courses
include topics from law and industrial relations through to archaeology, art history, and the
physical and biological sciences. Tutors are drawn from Oxford academic and research staff,
and expertise is also recruited from outside the University. Programmes vary in size from
small groups of twenty students to larger programmes of over 200 participants. During the
summer many residential International Programmes, including the Oxford University Summer
Programmes in English Literature and in History, Politics and Society, are held in colleges
throughout Oxford, in addition to those held at the Rewley House Residential Centre. Over
the next few years the range of courses offered by the International Programmes Office will
be expanded, drawing in more students from Europe, from countries formerly part of the
Soviet Union, and from elsewhere around the world. As the work of the International
Programmes Office expands, approaches would be welcomed from those colleges,
departments and other institutions who have accommodation from which they would like to
generate further income or from individuals with suitable qualifications interested in teaching
on international programmes. Telephone: Oxford (2)70456.

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Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning (TALL)

TALL (Director: Jonathan Darby) was established in 1996 with support from the
Esmée Fairbairn Charitable Trust and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to investigate
and develop new ways of using technology to support lifelong learning. It is directed by
Jonathan Darby who previously directed the HE Funding Councils' and DENI's Computers
in Teaching Initiative. Many aspects of on-line education remain poorly understood. TALL
is conducting research into:

Models of delivery—identifying optimal ways of using technology
to deliver courses and educational services;

international transferability—addressing issues such as use of
language, culture, educational systems and differing educational needs with the aim of
ensuring that Oxford-produced on-line courses are designed in such a way that they will be
attractive to students outside the UK;

markets for on-line courses—using surveys to develop an
understanding of the nature of the market for on-line courses.

TALL is seeking to use technology to design courses of three types:

Hybrid: short intensive periods in Oxford punctuate Internet- supported
study to create a course which uses each form of teaching for the purposes to which it is best
suited.

Fully remote: a course in Italian for Intermediate and Advanced
Learners has been completed with EU support which can be wholly completed at a distance.
A second course, `Databases for Historians', is about to be piloted.

Curriculum on demand: an innovative teaching system based on the
finding that many students on continuing professional development courses have highly
specific needs that are only partially met by a group-based course. Each student takes a
course that is tailored to their specific needs.

The TALL programme would welcome ideas for on-line courses from university colleagues.

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OXFORD UNION SOCIETY

The Board of Inquiry into the future policy and management of the Oxford Union Society
library has now submitted its report (see Gazette, 14 January 1999).

The society now proposes that there should be a consultation period during which the
recommendations made by the Board can be considered. At the end of this time, the Union
will publish its response to the report, and make available an outline strategic plan for the
future of its library collections. The society intends that this response should be made
available before the end of Hilary Term 2001.

Copies of the report are now available from the Librarian-in-Charge, Oxford Union Society,
Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3JB, or via e-mail to library@oxford-union.org.

Comments and suggestions on the report and the library should be sent, in the first instance,
to the Librarian-in-Charge at the above address.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 2 November 2000: Lectures<br />

Lectures


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INAUGURAL LECTURES


Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion

PROFESSOR J.H. BROOKE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 21
November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Of scientists and their gods.'

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Professor of English Law

PROFESSOR P.P. CRAIG will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 22
November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Constitutions, consitutionalism, and the EU.'

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CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2000

MICHAEL CAMDESSUS, former Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund,
will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November, in the Examination
Schools.

Subject: `The IMF in 2000: what has been learnt?'

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ZAHAROFF LECTURE

PROFESSOR LUCE IRAGARAY, CNRS, Paris, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m.
on Thursday, 9 November, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Le partage de la parole.'

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LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT
STUDIES

PATRICIA HEWITT, MP, Minister for Small Business and E-Commerce, will deliver the
Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 November, in the
Examination Schools.

Subject: `Creating competitive advantage in the knowledge economy.'

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PROFESSOR SIR ALISTER HARDY MEMORIAL
LECTURE

PROFESSOR JOHN HEDLEY BROOKE, Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion,
will deliver the Professor Sir Alister Hardy Annual Memorial Lecture at 2.30 p.m. on
Saturday, 4 November, in Harris Manchester College.

Subject: `Can scientific discovery be a religious experience?'

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HUDSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR R.J. O'NEILL will deliver the Hudson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on
Thursday, 16 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The development of amphibious warfare.'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

School of Geography

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

RODNEY SHIRLEY will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 November, in the Senior
Common Room, the School of Geography. Further seminars in this series will be given in
Hilary and Trinity Terms.

Subject: `Symbolism and art in the decorative cartographic title-page.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

DR ELIZABETH MINCHIN, Australian National University, will give a talk at 3.30 p.m.
on Thursday, 9 November, in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

Convener: O.P. Taplin, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Classical
Languages and Literature.

Subject: `Speech acts in the everyday world and in Homer. The rebuke
as a case study.'

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Archive of performances of Greek and Roman drama

DON CHAPMAN, theatre critic of the Oxford Mail 1959–94, will
give a lecture at 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 15 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre,
the Ashmolean Museum.

Conveners: E.M. Hall, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in
Classical Languages, and O.P. Taplin, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Classical Languages and
Literature.

Subject: `Agamemnon and after: how classical Greek
drama helped rekindle Oxford's interest in modern theatre.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Nuffield Department of Surgery

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room 6a, Level 6,
the John Radcliffe Hospital (JRII). This is a new venue for the seminars.

Anyone wishing to arrange to talk to one of the speakers should contact Linda Hands
(telephone: Oxford 21285).

DR G. HARDACRE, Johns Hopkins Surgical Fellow

21 Nov.: `Use of a cauterising laparoscopic linear stapler in
intestinal anastomoses.'

PROFESSOR P. FOEX

28 Nov.: `B blockade in vascular surgery.'

DR F. GREEN

5 Dec.: `Are genes involved in determining the role of
cytokines and matrix metalloproteinases in arterial disease?'

MR I. LINDSEY

12 Dec.: `Sex, lies, and videotape: a new look at an old
problem—impotence after rectal excisional surgery.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

PROFESSOR HELMUT SCHNEIDER, Bonn, will lecture at 8.15 p.m. on Monday, 6
November, in Brasenose College.

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

Subject: `Die Blindheit der Bilder: Heinrich von Kleists
Ursprungsszenarien.'

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Clarice Lispector

A one-day conference on the Brazilian novelist and writer of stories, Clarice Lispector, will
be held on Friday, 17 November, in the Music Room, St Peter's College.

St Peter's College has arranged for a buffet lunch to be available to those attending the
conference. The cost is £7, payable by cheque in advance. Cheques, made payable to
St Peter's College, should be sent to Professor T.F. Earle, St Peter's College, New Inn Hall
Street, Oxford OX1 2DL.

PROFESSOR A. KLOBUCKA, Georgia

10.30 a.m.: `Clarice Lispector by Clarice Lispector.'

L. VILLARES, Institute of Romance Studies, London

11.30 a.m.: `Clarice Lispector and the Black Maid as a
Ghost.'

DR C. WILLIAMS, Oporto

12.15 p.m.: ` "Eu sou nome": Clarice Lispector's
Dramatis Personae.'

DR M. CLARKE, Portsmouth

2.15 p.m.: `Time and the fourth dimension of language in the
novels of Clarice Lispector.'

DR C. PAZOS-ALONSO

3 p.m.: `Do centro e da periferia: uma re-leitura de
Laços de Família.'

PROFESSOR M. PEIXOTO, New York

4 p.m.: `Figuraçoes da intimidade em Clarice
Lispector.'

PROFESSOR L. LOBO, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

4.45 p.m.: `O feminismo na obra de Clarice Lispector.'

DR C. PAZOS-ALONSO (chairs discussion)

5.30 p.m.: round-table discussion.

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Additional lectures and seminars in Portuguese

The following lectures and seminars have been arranged for the second half of term. All
meetings will take place in 47 Wellington Square, Room T11.

Convener: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil, King John II Professor of
Portuguese Studies.

PROFESSOR L. LOBO, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro

Thur. 9 Nov., 10 a.m.: `What has been women's contribution
to Brazilian literature in the two hundred years of women's literary history?'

PROFESSOR A. KLOBUCKA, Georgia

Wed. 15 Nov., 3 p.m.: `Pessoa Revisited 2000.'

PROFESSOR M. PEIXOTO, New York

Thur. 16 Nov., 5 p.m.: `O pomar às avessas:
género e figuraçoes da escrita em Joao Cabral.'

DR K. KENNEDY, King's College, London

Thur. 30 Nov.: `The madness of King Alfonso: evidence from
the Cantigas.' (With slides)

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Lectures in Korean Studies

DR SUNGWOO KIM, Professor of Architecture, Yonsei University, will lecture at 5 p.m.
on Tuesday, 7 November, in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Annexe, 61
Banbury Road.

Convener: J.B. Lewis, MA, Korea Foundation Lecturer in
Korean.

Subject: `Design and meaning of the traditional Korean
Yangban house.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR D.R. MAYHEW, Yale University, will lecture on the American elections of
2000 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9 November, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

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

Subject: `Interpreting the outcome.'

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SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Saïd Business
School, 59 George Street.

Enquiries should be addressed to Elaine Durham, Saïd Business School, 59 George
Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88683, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Alexander Gümbel (Saïd Business School),
Neil Shepherd (Economics), and Sam Howison (Mathematics).

M. DA RIN, Bocconi—IGIER

3 Nov.: to be announced.

R. REPULLO, CEMFI

10 Nov.: to be announced.

D. DESSI, Toulouse

17 Nov.: to be announced.

F. PALOMINO, Tidburg

24 Nov.: `Mutual fund tournament: risk taking incentives
induced by ranking objectives.'

F. SCHMID, Federal Reserve Bank of St Louis

1 Dec.: `Class struggle inside the firm? A study of German
codetermination.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Postponement of meeting

The Research Seminar in Early Modern French Literature and Culture, on the subject of
`Female roles in French court ballet, 1650–70: male impersonators and the emergence
of the female ballet dancer' (with Julia Prest, Jesus College), which was to have been held
on Thursday, 9 November, in the Maison Française, has been postponed to Thursday,
30 November (5 p.m.), and will now be held in the Sainsbury Common Room, Worcester
College.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE


Refugee Studies Centre

Cancellation of Harrell-Bond Lecture

The Refugee Studies Centre regrets to announce that this year's Harrell-Bond Lecture, which
was to have been given on 13 November by Mr Harold Koh, US Assistant Secretary of State
for Human Rights, Democracy, and Labor, has had to be cancelled because of an unexpected
change in Mr Koh's schedule. The Centre hopes to rearrange the lecture for later in the
academic year and will make an announcement about this as soon as possible.

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Administrative governance, courts, and the limits of the law

PROFESSOR JAMES BRUDNEY, Ohio State University, will give a seminar in this series
at 5 p.m. on Monday, 6 November, in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal
Studies, Linton Road.

Convener: D.J. Galligan, BCL, MA, Professor of Socio-Legal Studies
and Director of the Centre.

Subject: `The influence of social background on judicial behaviour:
seeking middle ground between doctrine and what judges eat for breakfast.'

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KEBLE COLLEGE

PROFESSOR LINDA FOWLER, Dartmouth College, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Friday, 10
November, in the ARCO Building, Keble College.

Subject: `Making sense of the US elections.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE


Linacre Lectures

Managing the Earth

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Hilary Term in Lecture
Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road. Details of the 22 February
seminar will be announced later.

PROFESSOR H.-J. SCHELLNHUBER, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

18 Jan.: `How fragile is the Earth?'

PROFESSOR R. CONSTANZA, Maryland

25 Jan.: `Valuing the Earth.'

PROFESSOR P. SANDS, SOAS, London

1 Feb.: `Who governs the sustainable world?'

DR B. METZ, Netherlands National Institute of Public Health and the Environment,
Bilthoven

8 Feb.: `Will technology save us?'

DR J. GUPTA, Amsterdam

15 Feb.: `Negotiating climate change: can a divided world
unite?'

SIR JOHN BROWNE, Group Chief Executive, BP Amoco

1 Mar.: `The role of corporate leadership.'

SIR CRISPIN TICKELL

8 Mar.: `Risks of conflict: resource and population pressures.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE


Public lecture

J. TEMPLE-LANG will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 17 November, in the
Council Room, Mansfield College.

Subject: `The Commission and the European
Parliament—an uncertain relationship.'

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ORIEL COLLEGE AND FACULTY OF LITERAE
HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR ANDREW RIGGSBY, University of Texas, Austin, will lecture at 4 p.m. on
Thursday, 9 November, in the Macgregor Room, Oriel College.

Subject: `Laws without courts? The Iudicia Publica in Cicero,
de Legibus.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

DR JANE GARNETT and DR GERVASE ROSSER will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday,
9 November, in the Theberge Room, St Peter's College. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m.
New members are welcome.

Subject: `Miracles and images.' (With slides)

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TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD

Traduire la poésie

This meeting will be held on Saturday, 4 November, in St Hugh's College.

To register, contact Edith McMorran, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (telephone:
Oxford (2)74996, e-mail: maison@sable.ox.ac.uk). Registration costs £15 (students
£3), and lunch £7. Cheques should be made payable to TRIO and sent to Edith
McMorran as soon as possible.

C. FIOUPOU, Toulouse

10.30 a.m.: ` "When two languages meet they kiss and
quarrel" (Niyi Osundare). Traduire la poésie africaine.'

C. CLARKE

11.30 a.m.: `Translating Baudelaire.'

M. SORRELL

12.15 p.m.: Mr Sorrell speaks on his new translations of
Verlaine and Rimbaud, published by Oxford University Press.

D. CONNOLLY, Athens

2.15 p.m.: `On translating a Greek poem: "Bolivar"
by Nikos Engonopoulos and the problem of cultural references.'

T. GARFITT, P. DALE, and others

3 p.m.: Round-table discussion comparing different translations
of Verlaine, Apollinaire, and Laforgue.

G. LECLERCQ

4.30 p.m.: `Lecture critique et traduction interprétative
du sonnet "La Musique" de Baudelaire.'

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 2 November 2000: Grants and Funding<br />

Grants and Research Funding


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OPPENHEIMER FUND

The Oppenheimer Fund provides grants to assist the academic
exchange of senior members between the University of Oxford on
the one hand and universities and similar institutions of higher
education in the Republic of South Africa on the other.
Applications are invited from senior members of the University
who wish either to visit one or more universities in South Africa
or to invite a staff member from a South African university to
Oxford. Grants may be awarded to assist with living expenses for
a maximum of six months, and travel costs. Visits for the sole
purpose of attending a conference will not normally be eligible
for support from the fund.

The maximum level of grants is likely to be up to £1,000
per month for subsistence and up to £700 for the cost of
travel between Oxford and South Africa. Applications for grants
from the fund should include a statement of the purpose of the
proposed visit (including an outline of any research to be
carried out during the visit), duration, and estimated costs,
details of any other available sources of funding, and, in the
case of visits to Oxford, a curriculum vitae of the
staff member it is proposed to invite and a letter of support
from a senior member at Oxford. Applications should be sent to
the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square,
Oxford OX1 2JD, by 20 November.

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SOUDAVAR FUND

The Soudavar Fund provides small grants to assist students from
Iran who are studying for degrees at the University and who are
facing financial difficulty. The value of each grant is usually
between £500 and £2,500. Application forms can be
obtained from the International Office, University Offices,
Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70134).
Applications should be submitted by 27 November.

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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 2 November 2000: Examinations and Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards


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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF LITERAE
HUMANIORES

Election of Ordinary Member

2 November 2000

The following has been duly elected as an ordinary member to hold office until the first day
of Michaelmas Term 2001:

K.V. WILKES, MA, Fellow of St Hilda's

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF CIVIL LAW

The Board of the Faculty of Law has granted leave to J. BEATSON to
supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law.

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

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE
DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Anthropology and Geography

M. KEYKHAH, Keble: `The shape of uncertainty: insurance underwriting in
the face of catastrophe risk'.

Environmental Change Unit, Friday, 10 November, 2 p.m.


Examiners: T. Downing, J. Adams.

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Biological Sciences

D. BENNETT, Mansfield: `Protein phosphatase type 1 binding proteins from
Drosophila Melanogaster'.

Department of Zoology, Wednesday, 8 November, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: H. White-Cooper, M. Bownes.

P. TUNNAH, Wadham: `Crystallographic studies on control of cellular
processes'.

Rex Richards Building, Monday, 27 November, 2 p.m.


Examiners: D. Barford, E.F. Garman.

Note: Under the relevant decree (Examination Decrees, 2000,
p. 869), attendance is restricted to the examiners and the candidate.

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English Language and Literature

D.M. LEWIS, Worcester: `Some emergent discourse connectives in English:
grammaticalisation via rhetorical patterns'.

Examination Schools, Saturday, 2 December, 9.30 a.m.


Examiners: D.F. Cram, W.A. Croft.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

G. ZUCKERMANN, St Hugh's: `Camouflaged Borrowing: "Folk-Etymological
Nativization" in the Service of Puristic Language Engineering'.

47 Wellington Square, Thursday, 9 November, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: G. Lewis, C. Hutton.

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Music

B. NEECE, Somerville: `The cello in Britain: a technical and social
history'.

Faculty of Music, Friday, 3 November, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: H.D. Johnstone, M.A. Alburger.

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Physical Sciences

A.J. GRANT, Lincoln: `Laser diagnostics of spark-ignited combustion
systems'.

Clarendon Laboratory, Thursday, 23 November, 1.30 p.m.


Examiners: C.G.W. Sheppard, C.E. Webb.

A. PALSER, Balliol: `Theoretical properties of carbon nanotubes'.

Queen's, Wednesday, 22 November, 11 a.m.


Examiners: P.A. Madden, P.W. Fowler.

T. QURESHI, Lincoln: `Spin chemistry'.

Corpus Christi, Monday, 6 November, 1.30 p.m.


Examiners: B.C. Gilbert, P.J. Hore.

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Physiological Sciences

A.M. TROEN, Wolfson: `One carbon metabolism in Alzheimer's
disease'.

Clinical Trial Service Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, Friday, 3 November, 11
a.m.


Examiners: R.J. Clarke, A. McCadden.

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Social Studies

J. SMITH, Nuffield: `Bounded rationality, computational complexity, and the
theory of games'.

Department of Economics, Friday, 24 November, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: S. Mukerji, M. Piccione.

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Committee for Educational Studies

J. GRUNBERG, Keble: `Teachers and computer-mediated communication:
a study of the development of collegiality among secondary school teachers
using electronic mail'.

Examination Schools, Friday, 8 December, 11 a.m.


Examiners: G.F. Hayward, M.P. Cox.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 2 November 2000: 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.



OBITUARIES


St Hilda's College

JOAN HANNAH MARGARET BROWN (née Taylor), MA,
September
2000; scholar 1935–9. Aged 83.

ANGELA PAIN, BA, 17 March 2000; commoner 1944–7. Aged 73.

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ELECTIONS


Mansfield College

To Scholarships (MT 2000):

DANIEL HAMMETT, formerly of Gryphon School, Sherbourne

MATTHEW MCGEEVE, formerly of Notre Dame Sixth-Form College

VIVIENNE RAPER, formerly of Hymer's College, Hull

KATHARINA IVANYI, formerly of the European School, Brussels

SIMON WICKS, formerly of King's College School, Wimbledon

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St Peter's College

To a Latner Scholarship (from MT 2000):

LUKE JOHN HARDING, formerly
of King Edward VI Grammar School

To College Scholarships (from MT 2000):

EDWARD JAMES BOTCHERBY, formerly of Douai School

CHRISTOPHER EDWARDS, formerly of Radyr Comprehensive School

NICOLA SOPHIE GREGG, formerly of Chosen Hill School

JENNIFER LOUISE JOHNSTONE, formerly of Withington Girls' School

SERGUEI KITCHATOV, formerly of Duff Miller College

GEORGE PAVLOS LEVENTIS, formerly of Westminster School

MICHAEL RAFIC MANSOUR, formerly of Westminster School

ANDREW RATCLIFFE, formerly of New College, Shropshire

CONOR RITCHIE, formerly of Methodist College

LOUISE CLAIRE SAVELL, formerly of the Hertfordshire and Essex High School

REBECCA KATHERINE WADCOCK, formerly of Batholomew School

KILIAN WEINBERGER, formerly of Stiftland—Gymnasium

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To College Exhibitions (from MT 2000):

DAVID JOHN BROOKE, formerly of Poynton County High School

JARED MICHAEL DANN, formerly of Eton College

LAURA MADELAINE GUY, formerly of City of London School for Girls

SAMANTHA ANN PRICE, formerly of the Rutland College

JENNIFER CORAL ROSS, formerly of St Albans High School for Girls

MARK DOUGLAS SLATER, formerly of the College, Winchester

MARY JOY STEWART, formerly of Hendon School

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PRIZES


Mansfield College

Collections Prizes (MT 2000):

DANIEL FLETCHER

GRANT PILKINGTON

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Mason Lowance Prize:

LISA KICKS

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St Peter's College

Bailey Prize:

DOMENICO CAPROTTI

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Charles Caine Mathematics Prize:

MARK ANDREW NEWMAN

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Houghton Prize:

LUKE JOHN HARDING

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SB Pharmaceutical Award:

DOMENICO CAPROTTI

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Smith Prize:

CONOR RITCHIE

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Sutton Prize:

LAURA MADELAINE GUY

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McKay Poetry Prize:

ANAS ALAZAMI

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T.W. Mason Award (History):

ALEXANDER ANTHONY JOHN SALVONI

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Midland Bank Prize for Enterprise:

FELIX NICHOLAS HEARN

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Graduate Awards—St Peter's Society

MATTHEW GILLESPIE HUNT

Aylmer:

THEODORIS CHIOTIS

Cairncross:

DAGMAR LOHAN

College Award:

MIRA TERESA SUNDARA RAJAN

ANITA AMANDA CARMEL REED

Emeritus Fellows' Travel Award:

MARILIZA KOUKOULI

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NOTICES


PEMBROKE COLLEGE


Stipendiary Lecturership in Psychology

Pembroke College wishes to appoint a four-hour stipendiary lecturer in psychology as soon
as possible. The successful candidate will be required to teach within the experimental
psychology final honour school and psychology components of the ppp final honour school.
In addition to the four hours of tutorial teaching, the lecturer will be required to work in
conjunction with the fellows in philosophy and physiology in arranging teaching and in the
admissions process. The stipend for this post will be £5,653 per annum and the
lecturer will have access to teaching rooms in the college. In addition, the successful
applicant will be entitled to two free lunches and two free dinners per week.

Further particulars may be obtained by contacting the Academic Registrar at Pembroke
College (telephone: Oxford (2)76411, e-mail: jackie.lewis@pmb.ox.ac.uk).

Applicants should submit four copies of their application and curriculum
vitae
to the Senior Tutor, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW, by Monday, 13
November. They should also ask two referees to send references to the Senior Tutor by the
same deadline. Interviews will be held during week commencing 20 November.

Pembroke College follows an equal opportunities policy.

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE


Dr Chun-tu Hsueh Research and Travel Awards

The Dr Chun-tu Hsueh travel awards have been established to provide postgraduate students
who are working on research degrees in any aspect of north-east, south-east, and/or south
asian studies with grants towards the cost of their d.Phil. Or m.Litt. Thesis research. The
maximum award available is £500.

Only students from St Antony's College who have not previously received one of these travel
awards may apply. Students whose thesis deals only tangentially with Asia are not eligible
for consideration. Students who are still in probationary research status or still completing
the requirements of an M.Phil., M.St., M.Sc., or other taught-course degree at the time of
application should be as confident as possible of securing upgrading to M.Litt. or D.Phil.
status by the time of the research travel or other research activity they propose.
Confirmation of upgrading will be required before any award is actually paid. Awards cannot
be deferred, but anyone not securing the necessary upgrading or being otherwise unable to
adhere to the terms on which the award was originally made will have the option to reapply
in future.

Among the purposes for which grants may be given are: travel essential to thesis
research, the acquisition of material essential to research, and the preparation of artwork or
other material for inclusion in the completed thesis. Grants for subsistence will not be made;
nor is funding available to present papers at conferences, except when a very strong case can
be made for the relevance of such a presentation to the applicant's thesis research. Candidates
are expected to apply for grants before incurring expenses.

Applications for awards are considered once a year, in Hilary Term, for travel or other
research activity to commence no later than the beginning of Hilary Term the following year.
Applications must be made on a form available from the Secretary of the Asian Studies
Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF (e-mail: asian@sant. ox.ac.uk), and should
be submitted by the end of the second week of Hilary Term.

Applicants are asked to name one referee, normally the thesis supervisor, who should
be requested to send in a reference directly to the Secretary of the Asian Studies Centre, St
Antony's College, by the deadline.
A subcommittee of the Asian Studies Centre will consider the applications. It reserves the
right to make no awards, in the event that no suitable applications are received. Successful
candidates will be required to submit a brief report to the Asian Studies Centre on their use
of the grants received, and notify the Centre upon completion of their degrees.

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ST EDMUND HALL


Appointment of Senior Domestic Manager

St Edmund Hall seeks to fill this senior management post immediately. Reporting directly
to the Bursar, the post-holder will have responsibility for most college support services,
health and safety, household management, etc., as well as the development of the college's
lucrative conference and banqueting trade.

The salary will be in the region of £30K plus usual university benefits.
Application details and further particulars may be obtained from the Assistant Bursar, St
Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR (telephone: Oxford (2)79006, fax: (2)79089, e-mail:
pauline.linieres@seh.ox.ac.uk).

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WOLFSON COLLEGE


Research Fellowships

Wolfson College proposes to elect up to three non-stipendiary Research Fellows, if
candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, without limitation of subject, for four years
in the first instance (renewable up to a total of seven years), from 1 October 2001 (or from
1 April 2001 by arrangement). Research Fellowships are intended for those whose careers
are progressing to a point where they are becoming established scholars in their field.

Candidates should normally be under forty years of age at the time of appointment (1
October or 1 April 2001). Applications from candidates under the age of thirty are
discouraged, since it is very unlikely that they will have acquired sufficient experience and
seniority. (It may be more appropriate for these candidates to apply for a Junior Research
Fellowship in the competition to be advertised in January.) It is a condition that the fellow
should be engaged in research in Oxford.

Applications, typed or clearly printed, should include: a completed application form
(see below); a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; full details of the
candidate's current status or position in Oxford, and its expected duration; a research
programme; and the names of three referees. Candidates should themselves write directly to
their referees asking them without further request to send a confidential reference to the
President's Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD (fax: Oxford (2)74136), by the
closing date of Wednesday, 3 January 2001.

Application forms are available from the President's Secretary, Wolfson College,
Oxford OX2 6UD. Please apply in person or send a self-addressed envelope.

Proposals and all supporting documentation should reach the President's Secretary by
the closing date, 3 January 2001. Short-listed candidates will be notified between 15 January
and 18 January, and will be invited to attend for interview in the morning of Friday, 9
February (an alternative date is unlikely to be possible).

Recommendations for election to Research Fellowships are subject to governing body
approval. Successful candidates will not, therefore, by notified until after the governing
body meeting in mid-March 2001.


Appointment of General Office
Receptionist/Secretary

Wolfson College wishes to appoint a friendly, reliable, and enthusiastic person with good
interpersonal and computing skills to join the College Secretary's team. The
receptionist/secretary will assist with all aspects of the admission of students as well as
providing clerical and secretarial support to college officers and staff. Hours of work: 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. The salary will be within the college's grade 3 range
(£11,947-£13,829 per annum) with six weeks' holiday, subsidised lunches in
Hall, staff pension scheme, and free parking.

Letters of application, with a curriculum vitae and the names and
addresses of two referees, should reach the College Secretary (from whom further
particulars can be obtained), Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD (telephone:
Oxford (2)74103), no later than Monday, 12 November.

Wolfson College is an equal opportunities employer.

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WORCESTER COLLEGE


Appointment of Accounts Assistant

Applications are invited for this new full-time post. The college is looking for an experienced
and enthusiastic individual to join its small, busy accounting team. The Accounts Assistant
will be responsible for assisting with the implementation and on-going development of a new
Windows-based accounting system and for assisting in the running of monthly and weekly
payrolls. Duties will also include assisting with the administration of tuition fees, accounting
for conferences, and working with the other members of the accounting team to streamline
procedures and develop further spreadsheet applications.

Experience of computerised accounting systems is essential, together with payroll
experience and a good knowledge of spreadsheets and word-processing. Candidates should
preferably be part-qualified accountants, and previous college experience would be an
advantage. The starting salary will be on the university clerical and library scale grade 5
(currently £16,134-£19,227), with additional benefits.

Further details and application forms should be obtained from the Bursar's Secretary,
Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB (telephone: Oxford (2)78335, fax: (2)78387, e-mail:
vanda.thomas@worc.ox.ac.uk). Application forms must be returned by Tuesday, 14
November.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 2 November 2000: Advertisements<br />

Advertisements


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How to advertise in the
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Lecture

Revd Professor Duncan Forrester, New College, Edinburgh: `Christian
Equality and Today's
Politics', Mon. 6 Nov. at 8 p.m., St. Columba's United Reformed Church, Alfred Street (off
the High opposite
Turl).

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Oxford University Department for Continuing
Education

Day school to be held at Rewley House, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford:
`British Naturalists
in their Local Setting', Sat., 11 Nov., 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. Director of Studies: Dr Kate
Tiller. For further
details tel.: 01865 270368 , e-mail: ppdayweek@conted.ox.ac.uk.

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Ashmolean Museum Shop

The Ashmolean Museum shop has stocks of a wide range of Christmas
cards and is the sole
outlet in Oxford for charity Card-Aid cards. Calendars, diaries, books and gifts are also on
display and the shop
will be open daily, including Mondays, during Dec.(for more information tel.: 01865
288185).

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Antiquarian and Second-hand Booksellers

Old Books: we buy and sell antiquarian and academic books,
especially in the fields of
English Literature, History and Theology. English seventeenth century a speciality. Visitors
welcome: prior phone
call recommended. Regular catalogues issued–ask for a copy. Collections and single
books
purchased–we will view and assess your surplus items without obligation. Best prices
paid. Valuations for
probate and insurance. Member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association and PBFA.
Robert Clark Antiquarian
Books, 6a King Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6DF (behind Walton Street between OUP and
Phoenix Cinema). Tel.
and fax: 01865 552154, e-mail: rclark@rarebooks.u-net.com.

The Bookshop Down the Lane: Oxfordshire's newest second-hand
bookshop, just established
at 14 Wesley Lane, Bicester, now urgently requires customers in a broad range of academic
and popular fields of
interest; your duties will be to purchase books from the shop; no skills needed beyond basic
literacy and numeracy;
flexible hours of work, you simply drop in anytime on Thurs., Fri., or Sat., between 10 a.m.
and 6 p.m., or even
at other times by arrangement. Bicester is 12 miles north of Oxford, easily accessible by car,
bus, and train; Wesley
Lane is situated immediately adjacent to the main town-centre car park and bus terminus
(Bure Place/Tesco).
Proprietor: Tony Simcock. Tel.: 01869 360085 or 343410.

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Bodleian Shop

The Bodleian Christmas cards have arrived! Eight new exclusive
designs (£3.95 pack
of ten), plus Hey for Christmas! CD: the Mellstock Band and the Oxford Waits perform
seasonal songs and carols
from the Bodleian's Broadside ballads collections (£12.95). Find us in the Old Schools
Quadrangle. Open
Mon-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-12.30.

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Tuition Offered

Alexander Technique: lessons in central Oxford at 28 Beaumont Street
(opposite the
Playhouse), and in Headington. Improve the way you use yourself in everyday activity -
regain natural `good use'.
Freedom of movement, easier breathing, natural poise and good posture can be restored.
£23 per lesson.
Student discount : £17. Discount for group lessons. Contact Stephen Cooper on 01865
765511, e-mail:
S.C@btinternet.com, www.hatso.com.

Piano lessons: experienced teacher. Adults and children. All grades.
Beginners welcome.
Contact: Miss P. Read B.A.(Hons.)L.R.A.M. Tel.: Jericho 510904.

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Services Offered

Glass, glazing, double-glazing, secondary-glazing, sash windows,
conservatories and porches.
Oxford Double Glazing Ltd., have 36 years' experience of the supply, installation, and repair
of single and double
glazing. Please call us for pressure-free advice, or visit our showroom at 3, South Parade,
Summertown. Tel.:
01865 517200, e-mail: info@oxforddoubleglazing.com.

Your basic personal tax return completed and all liabilities calculated
for £160. Letting,
authorship, royalty income etc. £40 extra. No VAT charged. For business and trust
accounts etc. please ask
for a quotation. John Hanks LLM FCA, Chartered Accountant, 50 Thames Street, Oxford
OX1 1SU. Tel.: 01865
438572, e-mail: john.hanks@ukonline.co.uk.

Writing services: editing, proof-reading, and re-writing. Copy and
screen. Document and
IT advice. Also Technical Writing. Alex Sharpe, 01235 867376, e-mail:
standard.eight@ukgateway.net.

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.

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 world-wide),
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: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

House/Pet sitting available during winter months near or in Oxford.
College porter with
references. Tel.: 01865 559734.

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Domestic Services

Liontamer wanted: busy parents need someone to care for our
children, 1–2 days a
week. Four children (2 at school, 1 at nursery school half-time, toddler at home). Hours and
pay negotiable. Contact
Justin or Siân Lewis-Anthony on 01865 722956.

Do you need a nanny? All Counties Nannies, qualified and
experienced staff. Full and part-
time, permanent and temporary. Newborn, toddlers, school age. Our aim is to provide the
best possible care for
your family. Tel.: Lynda on 01235 524462, mobile: 0402 068165.

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

Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Psycholinguistics:
The Research Centre for
English and Applied Linguistics is a free-standing department of the University of Cambridge
whose primary
purpose is to undertake and promote research in English and applied linguistics. We run a
9-month MPhil and a
PhD programme. Research interests of members of staff are in linguistic and cognitive
apporaches to first and
second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, syntax, morphology, semantics and
pragmatics, computational
linguistics, and discourse analysis. We are currently looking for an additional psycholinguist
to add to our teaching
and research team. Applicants should have, or be prepared to develop, an interest in language
processing in
bilinguals and/or second language learners, particularly in the area of syntax/semantics. As
well as initiating their
own research projects, the post-holder will be expected to assist in teaching on the MPhil,
particularly in
psycholinguistics and research methods. Applicants should have a good first degree in
psychology with a PhD in
a relevant discipline. The salary for a Research Associate will be between
£16,775–£25,213 and
for a Senior Research Associate £21,435–£30,967 depending on age and
experience. The
appointment will be for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal. The
preferred starting date
is January 2001. Applications (six copies) should be received by 17 November 2000. Please
apply by letter,
including a full CV and the names of three referees. For further details or clarification,
contact Dr John Williams
at the address below, or by e-mail: jnw12@cam.ac.uk or, visit our Web site at
www.rceal.cam.ac.uk. Applications
should be sent to: The Administrator, Research Centre for English and Applied Linguistics,
University of
Cambridge, Keynes House, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1QA.

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Houses to Let

Cassington: 5 miles from Oxford city centre, on the edge of the
Cotswolds. Charming, f/f
modern home in conservation area of old village. Very quiet. Suit non-smoking
academic/professional couple
with/without 1 or 2 children. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, conservatory, and all
mod cons. Available 1
Jan.–25 March 2001. £750 p.c.m. excl. bills. Tel.: 01865 883840.

Charming, self-contained, furnished cottage attached to old Cotswold
house. Beautiful, 35
mile open view in quiet village, 7 minutes' from Charlbury Station (11 minutes' from
Oxford). One double
bedroom, 1 single/office, 2 bathrooms, 33ft (10 m) long sitting-room,
conservatory/dining-room, kitchen and utility
room. Extensive cupboard space. Suit academic/professional, single or couple. long or short
lets considered. Regret
no children or pets. £695 p.c.m. Exceptional–should be viewed. Tel.: 01993
878632. Available from
30 Oct.

Beautiful, unusual, open-plan, fully-furnished architect designed
modern house in North
Oxford, within ring-road, close to Summertown; very quiet, with stunning views to open
countryside; off-street
parking and small patio garden. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret no
children, pets, or smokers.
Available from 1 Nov., £895 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 515085, e-mail:
trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

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cannot pretend that we
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info@qbman.co.uk.

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Spend Christmas and New Year in Oxford: comfortable family house
to let in north Oxford,
16 Dec.,–3 Jan. Five bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, c.h., large garden with views over open
fields. Easy access
to city centre. Domestic help available. Contact: 01865 515417

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Flats to Let

Wolvercote: 1-bedroom flat in apartment block in this quiet spot in
north Oxford, available
for short lets Nov., and Dec., and then May until July 2001. £450 p.c.m. inc. heating.
Would suit visiting
academic. Please tel.: 01865 270159 or e-mail: john.chubb@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Central North Oxford: delightful, self-contained garden flat with
private patio. Large, well-
equipped living-room/kitchen, double bedroom and bathroom, c.h. Walking distance of the
University and town
centre. £600 p.c.m. inc. of heating, electricity and water. Tel.: 01865 515091
(eves.).

Study/weekday Flat: a beautiful, modern, 2-bedroom flat for use
during the week
(mon.–Fri.), either to live in or to use as a quiet study. City centre, river view,
parking, fully-furnished. All
mod. cons inc. internet access, TV, video, audio. Ring 01223 561158 (weekdays) or 01865
726143 (weekends).

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Accommodation Offered

North Oxford Short Let or Long: half-share of quiet house available.
Independent male
graduate wanted. Spacious room at £54 p.w. inc. bills available now with shared
facilities, or a second large
room available end-Nov. Tel.: 01865 515379.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays
in the warm, comfortable
home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, quiet, central North Oxford, within
walking distance of all
main unviersity buildings, town centre, parks, river, shops and restaurants. All rooms have
colour TV, tea-/coffee-
making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator or refrigerator availability, c.h., and
independent heating. Breakfast
included in the very moderate terms. Tel./Fax: 01865 557879.

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Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home and investment.
With our 27 years'
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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 please contact
Finders Keepers at 226
Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, fax: Oxford 556993,
e-mail:
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Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

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
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without obligation, telephone us: 01865 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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Sabbatical Rental

Toronto, Canada, Summer 2001–Summer 2002: spacious,
modern, fully-furnished,
4-bedroom house overlooking Lake Ontario, and park on quiet cul-de-sac. Two and a half
baths, 3 decks,
magnificent living-room. Close to public transit, and excellent shools. Fifteen minutes from
downtown Toronto. Cdn
$2,500 p.m. plus utilities. Tel.: 01 416 691 3944 or e-mail: david.beatty@utoronto.ca.

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Holiday Lets

Spend a wild winter month on the Isle of Iona: cottage with central
heating and views to die
for. Sleeps 4 (n/s). £650 p.c.m. plus electricity and fuel. Contact Sheena Devitt,
Lagandorain, Iona, Argyll
PA76 6SW, Scotland. Tel.: 01681 700642.

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Flat for sale

Parktown: lovely, light flat with pretty views, in sought after road
close to Parks and town
centre. Two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom, gas c.h. £240,000 ONO. Short-term let
would be considered.
Tel.: 01386 700225.

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House for Sale

Witney, West: semi-detached house on modern estate, recently
re-decorated, 13 miles from
Oxford city centre. Three bedrooms, family room, kitchen, dining area, conservatory, small
secluded garden, gas
c.h., d.g., off-road parking, and garage. Close proximity to medical centre, playparks,
schools, and supermarkets;
excellent bus services to Oxford. No chain. Owner must move by mid-late Dec. guide price
£135,000. Tel.:
01865 272449, e-mail: philip.benson@physiol.ox.ac.uk.

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For Sale

Bechstein Grand Piano: model A.
.1912—Rosewood. Full restored
and re-conditioned. £6,500. Tel.: 01235 538779 (eves.).
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<br /> Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 3 November<br /> - 13 November

Diary


Contents of this section:

Educational and Professional Development
Seminars
: places should be booked in advance through the Institute for the
Advancement of University Learning (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: "mailto:services@learning.ox.ac.uk">services@learning.ox.ac.uk, Internet: = "http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk">http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk).

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Friday 3 November

W. KELLY: `Economic crisis and corporate identities of expratiate Japanese bankers'
(Ethnicity and Identity seminar series: `Corporate images and bureaucratic identities'),
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR D. MACCULLOCH: `Hooker's reputation' (Richard Hooker 400th anniversary
lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M. WATSON: `The EU—zone of growth or chequerboard of regions?' (seminar
series: `Europe—and Britain'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock
Road), 5 p.m.

DR K. FLINT: ` "Prisons of the infinite": women's eyes' (Ashmolean Museum Millennium
Lecture Series: `Facing Forward Looking Back'), Playhouse, 5 p.m. (admission £2.50:
to book, tel. 798600).

J. DECOTTIGNIES: `La saga de l'Inspecteur Morse: le roman policier saisi par la fiction'
(lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Saturday 4 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM practical workshop: `Indian miniature painting workshop',
Ashmolean, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Cost: £25/£23. Tel. for bookings:
(2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD study-day: `Traduire la
poésie—translating French and Greek poetry: Baudelaire, Verlaine, Rimbaud,
and Apollinaire', St Hugh's, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (information from Edith McMorran: tel.
(2)74996).

PROFESSOR J.H. BROOKE: `Can scientific discovery be a religious experience?' (Professor
Sir Alister Hardy Memorial Lecture), Harris Manchester, 2.30 p.m.

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Sunday 5 November

THE REVD STUART J. BURGESS preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 6 November

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Information overload:
beat the bumph', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

DR D. COLEMAN: `Reproduction and survival in an unknown world: the future of fertility'
(Fertility and Reproduction Seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11
a.m.

DR E. DOWLER: `Nutrition in defining and responding to poverty in the twentieth century'
(seminar series: `History of medicine speaking to public health policy'), Wellcome Unit for
the History of Medicine, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR GEOFFREY LLOYD: `Applications and applicabilities' (Sir Isaiah Berlin
Lectures in the History of Ideas: `The ambitions of curiosity: the development of systematic
inquiry in ancient Greece and China'), Schools, 5 p.m.

RT. HON. RON DAVIES, MP: `Welsh devolution—a continuing process' (seminar
series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Summer Common Room,
Magdalen, 5 p.m.

J.-P. HÉBERT: `Naissance de l'Europe de l'armement' (lecture), Maison
Française, 5.15 p.m.

CONCERT: Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, with works by Edgar Bainton and Gavin Bryars,
Hertford College Hall, 8.30 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playouse: tel. 798600).

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Tuesday 7 November

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Introduction to the
University for administrative and library staff (session II): appraisal for new staff', 2 p.m.
(see information above).

PROFESSOR M. BUCKLEY: `God as the alienation of the human' (D'Arcy Memorial
Lectures: `The dialectical genesis of modern atheism'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR R. DICKINSON: `Food, television, and consumption' (Oxford Centre for the
Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5
p.m.

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Wednesday 8 November

EDUCATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT seminar: `Presentation skills'
(day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

P. RUDGE: `Corporate social responsibility and refugee protection' (Refugee Studies Centre:
Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5
p.m.

PROFESSOR A. FLEW: `God and the Big Bang' (lecture series to mark the 140th
anniversary of the Wilberforce/Huxley Debate: `Borders of science and faith'), University
Museum of Natural History, 7.30 p.m. (Admission £5.50: advance tickets from the
Department for Continuing Education, tel. (2)70380/(2)70308/(2)70391.)
LUKE HOLLAND shows film I was a Slave Labourer in David Patterson
Lecture Series, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8.15 p.m.

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Thursday 9 November

DR MERCY DIKITO-WACHTMEISTER: `The Village Water Committee as an instrument
of rural women's empowerment in Zimbabwe (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on
Women seminars: `Gender and water'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth
House, 2 p.m.

M. CAMDESSUS: `The IMF in 2000: what has been learnt?' (Cyril Foster Lecture),
Schools, 5 p.m.

M. REDFERN, QC: `Ownership of tissue samples and organs in medical research: the
Liverpool experience' (St Catherine's College Millennium Lecture Series: `The impact of the
Human Genome Project on society'), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5
p.m.

PROFESSOR L. IRAGARAY: `Le partage de la parole' (Zaharoff Lecture), Taylor
Institution, 5 p.m.

J. HOWARD-JOHNSTON: `Court and courtiers in Byzantium', and A. MARSHAM: `The
oath of allegiance in the early Abbasid Caliphate' (seminar series: `The medieval
Mediterranean, .400–.1300'), Lady Brodie Room,
St Hilda's, 5 p.m.

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Friday 10 November

DR M. CHAPMAN: `The sincerity of corporate identities' (Ethnicity and Identity seminar
series: `Corporate images and bureaucratic identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural
Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR L. FOWLER: `Making sense of the US elections' (lecture), ARCO Building,
Keble, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of
Contemporary Theatre), with Mr Simon Russell Beale: `Discussing Hamlet'
(lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. WILLIAMS: `Hooker's theology' (Richard Hooker 400th anniversary
lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR K. NICOLAIDIS: `What Blair should have said in Warsaw: Britain and an enlarging
Europe' (seminar series: `Europe—and Britain'), European Studies Centre, St Antony's
(70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

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Saturday 11 November

ST ANNE'S COLLEGE exhibition opens: private view of paintings and collages by Anthony
Whishaw, Fellow of the Royal Academy, Mary Ogilvie Gallery, St Anne's, 5.30–8.30
p.m. (Wine and canapes served. Members of the University are welcome to attend. The
exhibition continues until 16 December.)


Sunday 12 November

THE VERY REVD KEITH JONES preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 13 November

DR N. PRICE and K. Hawkins: `Demand, access, and quality: towards a new conceptual
framework for sexual and reproductive health research and evaluation' (Fertility and
Reproduction Seminars), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR SIR GEOFFREY LLOYD: `The language of learning' (Sir Isaiah Berlin
Lectures in the History of Ideas: `The ambitions of curiosity: the development of systematic
inquiry in ancient Greece and China'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of
Contemporary Theatre), with Mr Bob Crowley and Ms Vicky Mortimer: `Theatre design'
(lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

RT. HON. WILLIAM HAGUE, MP: `A Conservative view of constitutional change'
(seminar series: `Politics and constitutional change under Labour'), Auditorium, Magdalen,
5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. SPENCER: `Brothers, sisters, and literary tradition: Henry and Sarah
Fielding' (Inter-faculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British political,
literary, intellectual, and social history'), Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's, 5.15 p.m.

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