20 February 1997 - No 4428

Oxford University Gazette

20 February 1997


 


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University Acts

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 20 February

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 7 March.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Establishment of Erich Brost Fund

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Law Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides for the formal acceptance of an extremely generous benefaction from Mrs Anneliese Brost and Mr Erich Schumann, through the Stiftverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, to establish a fund to be called the Erich Brost Fund, the net income of which shall be used to fund the Erich Brost Lecturership in German and European Community Law.

Text of Decree (1)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III (Statutes, 1995, p. 438, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 21 June 1996, Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 1282, and Decree (1) of 16 January 1996, Vol. 127, p. 592), insert new § 184 as follows and renumber existing §§ 184–7 (pp. 439–40, as renumbered by the same decrees) as §§ 185–8:

`§ 184. Erich Brost Lecturership in German and European Community Law

1. The University accepts with gratitude the gift of DM1,500,000 from Mrs Anneliese Brost and Mr Erich Schumann, through the Stiftverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft, to establish a fund to be known as the Erich Brost Fund, the net income of which shall be used to maintain the Erich Brost Lecturership in German and European Community Law.

2. The Board of the Faculty of Law shall be the board of management for the fund.

3. The board of management shall before 31 October each year transmit to the Stiftverband accounts of the fund for the period of twelve calendar months which has ended on the preceding 31 July. These accounts shall contain details of the investment of the fund, the income from this investment, and the expenditure incurred from the fund. The board shall, if so requested at any time by the Stiftverband, send to the Stiftverband all documents relating to the fund in respect of any or all of the ten years preceding any such request.

4. Before 31 December each year, beginning in December 1996, the University shall pay from the income of the fund such sum, being initially DM4,000, as the Stiftverband may reasonably require to cover the Stiftverband's administrative costs in connection with the lecturership.

5. Council shall have power to amend this decree from time to time, provided always that it may do so only with the Stiftverband's prior written agreement. In the event that the University no longer complies with the provisions of clauses 1–4 above, or with any new provisions which may be effective from time to time as a result of amendments made in accordance with such agreement, the University shall return to the Stiftverband both the capital of the fund and any income to the fund which has not already been expended or committed by the University.'

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Decree (2): Establishment of Joan Conway Fund

Explanatory note

The following decree accepts a most generous gift from Mrs Lucinda Stevens to establish a fund in memory of the late Mrs Joan Conway, to be used for the advancement of the study of music by supporting performance-related studies.

Text of Decree (2)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1995, p. 553), insert new § 52 as follows and renumber existing §§ 52–6 (pp. 553–5) as §§ 53–7:

`§ 52. Conway Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude a gift from Mrs Lucinda Stevens, and such further sums as shall from time to time be contributed for the same purpose, to establish a fund, to be known as the Joan Conway Fund in commemoration of the late Mrs Joan Conway, which shall be used to advance the study of music within the University by supporting performance-related studies.

2. The fund shall be administered by a board of management consisting of:

(1) the Heather Professor of Music;

(2) Mrs Lucinda Stevens during her lifetime;

(3), (4) two members of the Board of the Faculty of Music appointed by that board.

3. The board of management shall apply the income of the fund for any or all of the following purposes:

(a) the award of one or more grants to undergraduate or postgraduate members of the University to enable them to undertake specialised tuition in performance, which grants may include provision for travel and other incidental costs;

(b) the provision of lectures and the support of research in performance-related topics;

(c) the provision of master classes;

(d) the promotion of instrumental studies in the Faculty of Music.

4. Any income not expended in any year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

5. Council shall have power to amend this decree from time to time, subject to the prior approval of Mrs Stevens in her lifetime, provided that the main object of the fund, as defined in clause 1 above, is always kept in view.'

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Decree (3): Establishment of Martin Wronker Prize Research Studentship in Medicine

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Physiological Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, establishes the Martin Wronker Prize Research Studentship in Medicine, to be awarded to a candidate on the Register of University Medical Students whose performance in the Final Honour School of Physiological Sciences is judged to be outstanding.

Text of Decree (3)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 381 (Statutes, 1995, p. 681), insert new cll. 8–12 as follows and renumber existing cll. 8–9 as cll. 13–14: `8. In addition to the annual prize in Medicine and other prizes awarded from the fund, the Board of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences may, at its discretion, award from any surplus balance in the fund a Martin Wronker Prize Research Studentship in Medicine as a reward for excellence in the study of Medicine.

9. The Board of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences shall be the board of management for the studentship and shall have the power to make regulations, not inconsistent with this decree, concerning the award of the studentship.

10. The studentship shall be awarded as funds permit, provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, and shall be tenable for one year in the first instance, with the possibility of extension for a second and third year, subject to review by the board. The value of the studentship shall be determined by the board and shall be paid termly. 11. The studentship shall be open to any candidate on the Register of University Medical Students who has passed the First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine and has been awarded a first-class honours degree in the Final Honour School of Physiological Sciences. 12. The board shall award the studentship after consultation with the Heads of the Departments of Human Anatomy, Pathology, Pharmacology, and Physiology.'

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Decree (4): Deferment of elections to the Libraries Committee

Explanatory note

As announced in the Gazette of 13 February (p. 000), unforeseen delays in transit occurred to voting papers for the election of members of the Libraries Committee which were sent to members of Congregation at addresses in certain clinical departments. The deadline for the return of voting papers was accordingly deferred, on the authority of the Vice-Chancellor, by seven days, i.e. from 4 p.m. on 13 February to 4 p.m. on 20 February. The following decree formally regularises the elections concerned. Steps are being taken to try to ensure that such delays do not recur.

Text of Decree (4)

Notwithstanding any provisions in Tit. II, Sect. IX (Statutes, 1995, p. 14; Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 1088) to the contrary, the elections in Congregation held in Hilary Term 1997 of four members of the Libraries Committee shall be valid despite the inclusion in the calculation of the number of votes given to each candidate of votes received by the Registrar between the time originally prescribed under clause 4 (e) (i) of that section and 4 p.m. on 20 February 1997.

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Decree (5): Appointment to an electoral board over the statutory age limit

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 108, as amended by Statute (1) approved by Congregation on 28 November 1995, Gazette, Vol. 126, pp. 407, 436), Council may appoint Professor J. Lynch as a member of the electoral board for the Directorship of the Centre for Brazilian Studies for the duration of the proceedings to fill that post.

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Decree (6): Reappointment to a university committee over the statutory age limit

Notwithstanding the provisions of Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 108, as amended by Statute (1) approved by Congregation on 28 November 1995, Gazette, Vol. 126, pp. 407, 436), the Board of Management for the Lee--Placito Medical Fund may reco-opt Dr S.C. Truelove, Magdalen College, for such a period or such periods as the board may think fit.

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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. vi, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 345) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

 

DAVID RODNEY BROWN, Wolfson College

ROBERT BROWN, Faculty of Modern History

MICHAEL BURCH, Department of Paediatrics

MARIOS JAMES COSTAMBEYS, Linacre College

NICHOLAS PHILLIP ROWELL, Department of Clinical Oncology

ANTHONY TIMOTHY SHAW, D.PHIL., St John's 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:

Brown, D.R., MA status, Wolfson
Brown, R., MA status, Faculty of Modern History
Burch, M., MA status, Department of Paediatrics
Costambeys, M.J., MA status, Linacre
Curtis, S., MA, D.Phil., St Hugh's
Rowell, N.P., MA status, Department of Clinical Oncology
Shaw, A.T., MA status, D.Phil., St John's

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4 Appointment of Auditors

Auditors of the Press Accounts for the year ending 31 March 1997: COOPERS & LYBRAND

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 7 March, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 24 February

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 24 February, unless by that time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13) that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of Congregation.

Text of Special Resolution

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

JONATHAN ANSON MEE, University College

CAROLINE MARY ANGELA THOMAS, M.LITT., New College

CATHERINE TERESA WHISTLER, MA status, St John's College

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CONGREGATION 25 February

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the special resolutions carried without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1995, p. 8).

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CONGREGATION 11 March 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to speak or ask a question concerning the Annual Report of the University at item 1 below, of opposition to the special resolution at item 2 below, and of opposition to the preamble of the statute at item 3 below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 3 March (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note below).

1 Presentation of the Annual Report of the University

The Annual Report of the University for 1994–6 (Supplement* No. 1 to Gazette, Vol. 127, January 1997) will be presented and may be discussed.

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2 Voting on Special Resolution approving the conferment of an Honorary Degree

That the conferment of the Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, upon MISS ANNE SMALLWOOD be approved.

¶ Miss Smallwood, who is due to retire in 1997, has served as secretary to eight successive Vice-Chancellors over a period of more than twenty-eight years, having originally joined the University's staff in 1962 as secretary to the then Regius Professor of Medicine. Amongst her varied duties, she has played a key role in the organisation of all the major university ceremonies since 1969, including many visits to Oxford by members of our own and foreign royal families and by other foreign heads of state.

If the proposal is approved by Congregation, the honorary degree will be conferred on a date to be announced.

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Promulgation of Statute

Statute: Gibbs Prizes

Explanatory note

Gibbs Prizes are currently offered in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Geography, Law, Modern History, Politics, and Zoology. The Board of Management for the Gibbs Prizes has noted that the existing statute governing the prizes does not allow awards to be made in other subject areas. However, the present income to the fund is such that it would be preferable to award new prizes in other subject areas rather than to increase the value of the existing prizes. Faculty boards have been consulted and have accepted the proposal to broaden the scope of the prizes, which will continue to be awarded on the basis of merit. This is in keeping with the wishes of the benefactor, Mr C.D.D. Gibbs, whose will expressly provided for the `endowment and maintenance of Scholarships to be established in Classics, Mathematics, Law, Science, History, Divinity or other subjects as the said University shall determine and such Scholarships shall be for such amounts as the said University shall deem expedient ...' The following statute, promoted on the recommendation of the Board of Management for the Gibbs Prizes and with the concurrence of the General Board, enables unspent income in the trust fund to be spent on additional prizes in such subjects as the board of management shall determine.

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the Board of Management for the Gibbs Prizes to use unspent income in the Gibbs Fund for the award of additional prizes in such subjects as the board may determine, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XV, Sect. XXIII (Statutes, 1995, p. 135), delete cl. 8 and substitute: `8. In the event of there being unspent income in the fund, this shall be spent, at the discretion of the board, on additional prizes in such subjects as the board shall from time to time determine.'

Notices

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BRIAN STYLES MEMORIAL PRIZE

The Prize has been awarded jointly to DAVID J. HARRIS, Linacre College, and COLIN E. HUGHES, St Catherine's College.

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BRIAN JOHNSON PRIZE IN PATHOLOGY 1996

The Prize has been awarded to SIMON THOMAS MACDONALD, Green College.

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows:

Jacques Delors Professorship of European Community Law

                                      Appointed by

Mr Vice-Chancellor                    ex officio
Principal of Somerville               ex officio
Mr F.G. Jacobs, Luxembourg            Council
Mme J.D. de la Rochère, Paris      General Board
Professor A.A. Dashwood, Cambridge    General Board
Professor R.M. Goode                  Law Board
Professor B.S. Markesinis             Law Board
Professor D.A. Wyatt                  Law Board
Ms G. de Burca                        Somerville College

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PAY AWARDS FOR NON-CLINICAL ACADEMIC AND ACADEMIC-RELATED STAFF, CLERICAL AND LIBRARY STAFF, TECHNICAL STAFF, AND ANCILLARY, GARDENS, AND PARKS STAFF: SETTLEMENTS FOR 1996 AND 1997

Subject to the ratification by the MSF Union of its acceptance of the national pay agreement negotiated by the Universities and Colleges Employers Association (which has already been accepted by all the other trade unions concerned), Council has approved implementation of the agreement at Oxford. This provides for an increase of 2.9 per cent to run for twelve months from the operative dates in 1996 of the salaries and salary scales of non-clinical academic and academic-related, clerical and library, and technical staff and an increase of 3.9 per cent to run also for twelve months for ancillary, gardens, and parks staff. The increase will be implemented in the March payroll.

A further increase of 2.9 per cent, or, if greater, the percentage increase in the headline RPI figure for March 1997, has also been approved to run for twelve months from the operative dates in 1997 for all non-clinical categories of staff except ancillary, gardens, and parks staff, who will receive increases of 3.4 per cent or, if greater, the March RPI figure plus 0.5 per cent.

The new rates for non-clinical academic and academic-related staff will be available to members of Congregation who request them on application to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square.

The March 1997 headline RPI figure will be published on 17 April, and the appropriate adjustments to salaries and salary scales with operative dates of 1 April will be paid in the May payroll.

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EIGHTS WEEK: ENTRY IN UNIVERSITY POCKET DIARY

Members of the University are asked to note that the dates for Eights Week are listed incorrectly in the main body of the University Pocket Diary. The correct dates appear at the end of the diary under the heading `Sports Fixtures 1996/1997': they are 28–31 May 1997.

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THE CRAVEN FELLOWSHIP 1997

THE DERBY SCHOLARSHIP 1997

THE THOMAS WHITCOMBE GREENE SCHOLARSHIP FOR CLASSICAL ART AND ARCHAEOLOGY 1997

THE HENRY FRANCIS PELHAM STUDENTSHIP 1997

Elections will be made to the awards named above in Trinity Term 1997, provided that candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

The primary purpose of these awards is to encourage study and research abroad. They are open to members of the University who are or will be on postgraduate courses during the academic year 1997–8 and who will be liable for university fees in that year. Only those who have not held one of these awards are eligible to apply. The awards are tenable for one or two years, as specified; tenure normally commences on 1 August in the year of election. The annual value of each is £400, and the Committee will also pay reasonable additional expenses incurred in residence abroad for the purpose of research, in so far as these expenses are not obtainable from another source. If funds allow and candidates of sufficient merit apply, the Committee may make more than one award in any category.

Applications, on a form to be obtained from the Secretary to the Craven Committee, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, should be sent to the Secretary on or before Friday, 2 May 1997. Candidates are responsible for requesting three referees to supply letters of recommendation, which should be sent to the Secretary of the Craven Committee at the University Offices, by the date given above. They should also indicate the study which, in the event of their being elected, they would propose to undertake. They will not thereby bind themselves, if elected, to pursue the particular subjects suggested at the time of application, nor will the Craven Committee necessarily accept without modification the subjects proposed by the successful candidates. Candidates should include a paper (c.5,000 words) written by them on any subject connected with Greek or Latin Literature, History, or Archaeology.

All holders of these awards are required to produce evidence from time to time of diligent prosecution of their studies, and emoluments will be paid at the Committee's discretion and in such instalments as it thinks fit.

The specific requirements of each award are set out below:

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Craven Fellowship

This award is for the study of any branch of classical learning. It is tenable for two years. The Fellow is required to spend at least eight months out of the twenty-six months immediately following entry upon the Fellowship residing abroad for the purpose of study at a place or places approved by the Craven Committee. The Committee has, however, power to allow postponement of up to six months of such residence abroad.

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Derby Scholarship

This award is tenable for two years. The scholar is required to spend at least six months out of the twenty-six months immediately following election residing abroad for the purpose of study at a place or places approved by the Committee, unless the Committee thinks fit to grant the candidate total or partial dispensation from the requirements of residence abroad. In accordance with the regulations of the Derby Scholarship, preference will be given to a candidate who offers a subject connected with the languages and literatures of ancient Greece and Rome (including Palaeography and Comparative Philology) or with one of these, provided that there is a candidate of sufficient merit.

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Thomas Whitcombe Greene Scholarship for Classical Art and Archaeology

This award is tenable for two years.

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Henry Francis Pelham Studentship

This award is for the study of Roman History and Archaeology and is tenable for one year. The student will be required to reside in Rome for at least three months during tenure of the studentship and to study under the direction of the British School at Rome, unless permission has been received from the Craven Committee to reside elsewhere during the whole or any part of such period.

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Grants for Research and Travel

The Craven Committee also considers applications from postgraduate and senior members of the University for grants for any purpose connected with the advancement of classical learning, including the study of classical art and archaeology. Candidates are expected also to apply to their colleges and where possible to other sources and to inform the committee of what support they receive.

Applications, which should be submitted on a form obtainable from the Secretary to the Craven Committee, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, should be returned two weeks in advance of any of the Committee's four meetings which take place in Michaelmas Term (week 2) in Hilary Term (week 2), and in Trinity Term (weeks 2 and 8). However, applications for grants should in principle be made to the Hilary Term meeting; only exceptionally will applications be considered in Michaelmas Term.

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GIBBS PRIZES 1997

Prizes on the Foundation of Mr Charles D.D. Gibbs will be offered in 1997, in Modern History, Law, Politics, Geography, Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Zoology.

Candidates for prizes other than that in Law must be members of the University who, at the time of taking the public examination on which the prizes are awarded, have not exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation. Candidates for the prize in Law must be members of the University who, at the beginning of the examination have not exceeded their twelfth term from matriculation, and are reading for a final Honour School.

The prize in Chemistry will be awarded on the results of the examination for Chemistry Part I in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 1997. The prize in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry will be awarded on the combined results of the examinations for Biochemistry Parts I and II in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 1997. The prize in Zoology will be awarded on the results of the examination in Biological Sciences in the Honour School of Natural Science in Trinity Term 1997. The prize in Geography will be awarded on the results of the examination for the Honour School of Geography in Trinity Term 1997. The prize in Modern History will be awarded on the results of the examinations for the Honour School of Modern History and associated joint Honour Schools in Trinity Term 1997. The Gibbs Prize in each of these subjects is £450. The examiners in these subjects have the power to make proxime accessit awards of £250 for meritorious work, and additional book prizes of £100.

The Gibbs Prize in Politics will be awarded on the basis of Politics written papers only in the examination for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in Trinity Term 1997. The Gibbs Thesis Prize in Politics will be awarded for the best Politics thesis submitted in the examination for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics in Trinity Term 1997, if such a thesis be deemed worthy of a prize. The value of each of these prizes is £225 and the examiners have the power to make proxime accessit awards of £125 for meritorious work, and additional book prizes of £50.

Candidates are not required to make special application for Prizes awarded on the results of honour schools.

The prize in Law will be awarded by Special Examination, to be held in the Examination Schools, on Monday, 6 October 1997. The value of the prize is £450 and the examiners have the power to make a proxime accessit award of £250 for meritorious work, and additional book prizes of £100. The examination will consist of a paper on Land Law, and a paper on Common Law (Contract and Tort). Candidates for the special examination must send in their names on an entry form, which may be obtained at the University Offices, to the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, not later than Friday, 27 June 1997.

Timetable of papers for the prize in Law

Candidates must present themselves for examination in full academic dress, i.e. `subfusc' clothing, cap, and gown.

Monday, 6 October

9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.: Common Law (Contract and Tort)

2.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.: Land Law

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

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

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

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

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The Public Programmes Office

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

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

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The Continuing Professional Development Office

Short and extended courses

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

Conferences/Seminars/Workshops

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

Services offered include the following:

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

Further details are available from Oxford (2)70361.

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The International Programmes Office

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

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

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

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Visitors to the Examination Schools are asked to note that work is currently in progress on the installation of a lift in the Schools which will improve accessibility for students with disabilities.

Members of the University are asked to be as tolerant as possible of any difficulties which this work may cause.

Lectures

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MYRES MEMORIAL LECTURE

PROFESSOR J.N. COLDSTREAM, FBA, FSA, Professor of Classical Archaeology, University College, London, will deliver the Myres Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 5 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Light from Cyprus on the "Dark Age" of Greece?'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

School of Geography: research seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.45 p.m. on Tuesdays in the senior common room, the School of Geography.

Conveners: G.C.K. Peach, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Social Geography, G.L. Clark, MA, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, and A.S. Goudie, MA, Professor of Geography.

DR K. ANDERSON, Cambridge
25 Feb.: `A walk on the wild side: a new geography of domestication.'

DR S. HARPER, Wellcome Trust
4 Mar.: `Health and welfare of an African-American elderly population: research in Chicago's emergency room.'

DR E. SWYNGEDOUW
11 Mar.: `Hybrid waters and the Spanish modernisation process.'

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Social Geography Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 9.15 a.m. on Fridays in the School of Geography.

Conveners: G.C.K. Peach, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Social Geography, C.G. Clarke, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Urban/Social Geography, and A. Lemon, University Lecturer (CUF) in Geography.

M. NOBLE and L. PLATT
21 Feb.: ` "Race", place, and poverty.'

C. ALEXANDER, Open University
28 Feb.: `On Muslim youth: Bangladeshi young men in London.'

M. CHAMBERLAIN, Brookes University
7 Mar.: `Family narratives and migration.'

DR J. BESSON, Goldsmiths' College, London
14 Mar.: `Caribbean common tenure and capitalism: the case of the Jamaican Accompong Maroons.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Ilchester Lecture

DR LIDIYA SAZONOVA, Academy Institute of World Literature, Moscow, will deliver an Ilchester Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 February, in the Ground Floor Lecture Room, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: G.S. Smith, MA, D.Litt., Professor of Russian.

 

Subject: `Mif o d'yavole v romane M.Bulgakova Master i Margarita glazami medievista.'

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German studies

PROFESSOR K. SPECKENBACH, Münster, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 24 February, in Somerville College.

Convener: N.F. Palmer, MA, D.Phil., Professor of German Medieval and Linguistic Studies.

 

Subject: `Rîter—geselle—herre. Überlegungen zu Iweins Identität.'

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Portuguese Graduate Seminar

DR A.J. LAPPIN will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 February, in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

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

 

Subject: `African reinterpretations of mythology.'

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Italian studies

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: M.L. McLaughlin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Italian.

DR L. GUGLIELMI, Genoa
4 Mar.: `Uno scrittore, una città: Italo Calvino e Sanremo.'

PROFESSOR M. BARENGHI, Udine
11 Mar.: `Italo Calvino e le strade dell'autobiografia.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR A.J. WARE will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 February, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

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

 

Subject: `Party control of political reform in the US, 1880–1915: the case of the Australian Ballot.'

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UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE

Seminar for academic staff

MRS MARY MARZILLIER will give a seminar for academic staff at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 3 March, in the University Counselling Service, 11 Wellington Square.

Numbers are limited, and it is essential that those wishing to attend telephone the Counselling Service on (2)70300 to reserve a place.

Subject: `Study skills—how you can help your students.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Seminar in Contemporary South Asia: alteration to published programme

It is regretted that Criana Connal is unable to present her paper on `The Bandit Queen, Kali and Phoolan Devi', at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 27 February (Blackhall Seminar Room). The film Father, Son and Holy War (director: Anand Patwardhan), a documentary film about communal violence in India, two hours in length, will be shown at the meeting, and followed by a discussion session.

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Corcoran Memorial Lectures

PROFESSOR DON RUBIN, Harvard, will lecture at 3.30 and 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 21 February, in the Headley Lecture Room, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Techniques for drawing causal inferences from imperfect studies.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

The constraints on British governments: how much difference can a change of governing party now make?

Cancellation of seminar

Owing to a breakdown in pairing arrangements in the House of Commons, the seminar listed for 25 February, at which the speakers would have been Ms Janet Anderson, MP, and Mr Edward Garnier, MP, has been cancelled.

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Asian Studies Centre

Special seminar

PROFESSOR CHONG-SIK LEE, University of Pennsylvania, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 March, in the New Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Prospects for North Korea.'

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

PROFESSOR C. WEBB, FRS, will address the twenty-first meeting of the Oxford Innovation Society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 20 March, in the Department of Pharmacology.

Admission is by ticket only, available from Isis Innovation (telephone: Oxford (2)72413).

Subject: `Lasers.'

 

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Grants and Research Funding

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RESEARCH SERVICES OFFICE

The Oxford University Research Services Office is based in the University Offices, Wellington Square, and is part of the central university administration.

The office processes and approves all applications to outside bodies for research grants and contracts. It also acts in an advisory capacity for those seeking outside funding or requiring information about specific initiatives (e.g. LINK, Teaching Company, EU research programmes, etc.).

Contracts with industry are negotiated through the Research Services Office which also deals, inter alia, with various intellectual property matters, research-related work covered by purchase orders, consultancy agreements, agreements covering clinical trials and services, and liaison with funding bodies over discretionary pay awards.

The Director of the Research Services Office is Ms June Clark (telephone: (2)70142, e-mail: june.clark@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Other members of the Research Services Office from whom advice may be sought are as follows:

  • Ms Catherine Quinn (telephone: (2)70158, Assistant Registrar (on such matters as research-related and consultancy contracts, industrial liaison, and publications);
  • Dr Richard Liwicki (telephone: (2)80499), Assistant Registrar;
  • Mr Pierre Espinasse (telephone: (2)70043, Administrative Officer (on questions relating to externally funded research grants, European liaison, and EC contracts);
  • Dr Chris Norris (telephone: (2)70011), Administrative Officer and Assistant to the Director;
  • Ms Kathryn Dally (telephone: (2)80319), Adminstrative Officer.

Enquiries concerning day-to-day processing of research applications should be addressed to Room 330 (the Research Grants Office), Research Services Office (telephone: (2)70146).

General enquiries may be addressed in the first instance to the Director's Personal Assistant, Ms J. Vicary (telephone: (2)70143), who will be pleased to direct calls to the appropriate member of staff.

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GRANTS IN AID OF TRAVEL TO ITALY

The Oxford Italian Association offers top-up grants, normally of £100 each, to help with graduate research in Italy. Applications for 1997 should be sent by 14 March to Professor J.R. Woodhouse, Taylor Institution Annexe, 47 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF. Candidates should provide a brief curriculum vitae, a short description of their project, and a covering note from their tutor to confirm the academic validity of their journey.

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Godfrey Lienhardt Memorial Fund

Applications are invited for grants from the fund, which has been established by Wolfson College out of a bequest from the late Dr R.G. Lienhardt `for the promotion of the Social and Cultural Anthropology of Africa south of the Sahara desert but excluding the Republic of South Africa'. Those eligible to apply are graduate students of the University, and those admitted as graduate students for the coming academic year, whose research falls within the specified terms of the Fund. It is proposed to make one major award of up to £1,500, priority for which will be given to those engaged in field research, and a few smaller grants of up to £250.

Application forms and further information may be obtained from the President's Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD. Applications must be submitted by Friday, 25 April.

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Examinations and Boards

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 7 March.

1 Boards of the Faculties of English Language and Literature and Literae Humaniores

Honour Moderations in Classics and English

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 42, ll. 29–30, delete `Translation will be required.'

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2 Board of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

(i) Honour Moderations in Classics

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 33, delete ll. 3–5 and substitute:

`3. Greek Sculpture, c.600–300 BC

The major monuments of archaic and classical Greek sculpture—their context and purpose as well as their subjects, styles, and techniques. Candidates will be expected to show some knowledge of the external documentary evidence, such as literary and epigraphic texts, on which the framework of the subject depends, and to be acquainted with the major sculptures of the period represented in the Ashmolean Cast Gallery. The examination will consist of one picture question and three essay questions.'

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(ii) Honour School of Literae Humaniores

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 278, delete ll. 37–42 and substitute:

`IV.2 Greek art and archaeology, c.500–300 BC

Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the architecture, sculpture, and other representational arts of the classical Greek city. Areas of emphasis will include the city of Athens and the historical context and significance of the art and monuments of the period. In the examination candidates will be required to answer one picture question and three others, one each from the following sections: (a) architecture, buildings, and urbanism, (b) statues, reliefs, temple sculptures, (c) painting, painted pottery, and other figured artefacts. Credit will be given for knowledge of relevant material in the Ashmolean Museum and Cast Gallery.'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Music

Honour School of Music

With effect from 1 October 1998 (for first examination in 1999)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 405 (as amended by the notice in the Gazette dated 11 July 1996, p. 1376, and 5 December 1996, p. 439), (3)(a), delete `(questions may be not only in imitative but also in free and homorhythmic style)'.

2 Ibid., (3)(b), delete `(questions may be in the style of either J.S. Bach and his contemporaries or Handel and his school)'.

3 Ibid., (3)(c), delete `, typically a string quartet of period c.1760–c.1830' and substitute `of the period c.1760–c.1830'.

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4 Board of the Faculty of Physical Sciences

Preliminary Examination in Physical Sciences

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 106, insert the following rubric for Subject 23, Physics and Biological Chemistry, as new 1.2:

`A background in chemistry to A level or the equivalent standard is assumed.'

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Anthropology and Geography

N.C. BROWN, St Antony's: `The nisetai jutaku phenomenon: changing patterns of kinship in contemporary Japan'.
Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Friday, 21 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: R.J. Hendry, P.G. Rivière.

 

Biological Sciences

A.R. JOLLIFFE, Green College: `Food-storing and memory in the coal tit (Parus ater)'.
Department of Zoology, Monday, 3 March, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: S.D. Healy, M.E.S. Dawkins.

R. KEMP-HARPER, Exeter: `Development of multiple-pulse NMR methods for investigation of sodium ions in vivo'.
Corpus Christi, Friday, 28 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: T.J. Norwood, P.J. Hore.

A.S. SIDDIQUI, Worcester: `Computer analysis and classification of protein structural domains'.
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Wednesday, 12 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: M.S.P. Sansom, M.J.E. Sternberg.

 

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Clinical Medicine

J.P.M. WOOD, St Catherine's: `Induction of cell death within the retina and retinal pigmented epithelium: the role of protein kinase C'.
Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Monday, 3 March, 10 a.m.
Examiners: R.A. Leslie, M.B.A. Djamgoz.

 

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Literae Humaniores

K. CLARKE, Christ Church: `Between geography and history: Strabo's Roman world'.
University, Friday, 11 April, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: C.B.R. Pelling, T.P. Wiseman.

 

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Medieval and Modern Languages

M.P.V. CROWLEY, Pembroke: `Writing and the ethical in the work of Marguerite Duras'.
Lady Margaret Hall, Thursday, 27 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: L. Hill, C.J. Davis.

 

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Modern History

P.J. PALMER, Brasenose: `The Communists and the Roman Catholic Church in Yugoslavia, 1941–6'.
Lady Margaret Hall, Tuesday, 4 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.K. Pavlowitch, F. Lannon.

J. ROBSON, St Antony's: `The role of clothing and fashion in the household budget and popular culture, Britain 1919–49'.
St Hugh's, Thursday, 6 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: P. Johnson, H.C.G. Matthew.

 

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Physical Sciences

M. NEW, Wolfson: `Laser development and novel applications of polarisation spectroscopy for combustion diagnostics'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Thursday, 27 February, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: P.E.G. Baird, M.H.R. Hutchison.

A. QUADT, Christ Church: `Measurement and QCD analysis of the proton structure function F2 from the 1994 Hera data using the Zeus detector'.
Nuclear Physics Laboratory, Monday, 3 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: P.B. Renton, T. Sloan.

 

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Social Studies

S. AHMED, Lady Margaret Hall: `Risk, choice of activity, and asset ownership in Ethiopian agriculture'.
Queen Elizabeth House, Tuesday, 25 February, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: T. Young, D.G.R. Belshaw.

G. CAMERON, Nuffield: `Innovation and economic growth'.
St Peter's, Wednesday, 5 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: C.A. Greenhalgh, P. Stoneman.

 

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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OBITUARIES

Corpus Christi College

JOHN MALCOLM SOMERVILLE-MEIKLE, MA, 9 November 1996; scholar 1955–9. Aged 59.

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Lincoln College

BRIAN CLARENCE LEE, 1996; scholar 1924–8. Aged 91.

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St Hugh's College

MARGARET ELLEN ROTHWELL (née Meehan), 14 December 1996; commoner 1941–4. Aged 75.

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Wolfson College

RICHARD IAN COWDEROY, BA, 25 August 1996; graduate student 1974–8. Aged 44.

NICHOLAS POLGAR, MA, D.PHIL., D.SC., 16 December 1996; Lecturer in Organic Chemistry 1950–71, Ordinary Fellow 1965–71, Emeritus Fellow 1971–96. Aged 92.

DERRICK PUFFET, MA, D.PHIL., 14 November 1996; Junior Research Fellow 1973–9, Research Fellow 1979–84. Aged 50.

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ELECTIONS

Somerville College

To an Ernest Cook Lecturership in Conservation Biology (from 1 January 1997):

TIMOTHY WALKER, Horti Praefectus, the University Botanic Garden

To a Bull Exhibition in Classics and Modern Languages:

RICHARD ELLIOTT JONATHAN ELLIOTT, formerly of Oundle School

To a Pope Exhibition in Modern Languages:

CORINNA LIDDLE, formerly of Bradford Grammar School

To Coombs Exhibitions in Modern History:

GLENN BRIAN NESBITT, formerly of the Royal School, Armagh

TRACY ANNE PAYTON, formerly of the King's School, Gloucester

CHRISTOPHER MICHAEL PRESTWICH, formerly of Durham Johnston Comprehensive School

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Advertisements

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How to advertise in the Gazette

Terms and conditions of acceptance of advertisements

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Oxford German Players

The Oxford German Players present Faust: der Tragödie erster Teil, by J.W. Goethe (in German), at 7.30 p.m. on Fri., 28 Feb., and Sat., 1 Mar., in the Garden Quad Auditorium, St John's College. Tickets £4.

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Tuition Offered

English language. Academic writing, grammar, pronunciation, etc., flexible timetables including evenings, Saturdays. Conversation hour, Cambridge exams., general English are best value in Oxford. Writing up? Private tuition available with experienced tutors. Free test/advice from the Director of Studies Mon.--Fri. 1--5 p.m. Oxford Language Training, 9 Blue Boar Street (off St Aldate's by Christ Church), Oxford. Tel. Oxford 205077, e-mail: OLT@dial.pipex.com.

The Alexander Technique can help relieve stress and tension. For more information and a brochure please telephone Janet Sherbourne, MSTAT. Tel.: Oxford 770272.

 

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Services Offered

We sell, buy, exchange, repair, and clean all types and sizes of oriental rugs and runners. Visit our gallery/warehouse without notice in business hours 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, Persian carpet merchants, Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

Braziers of Oxford: curtains, loose covers, blinds, soft furnishings, sofas, and chairs made to order. Traditional reupholstery and antique restoration. Bookcases, radiator covers, and bespoke cabinet-making. Broadloom carpet supplied and fitted. Oriental carpets bought and sold, cleaned and repaired. Accompanied visits to bonded warehouses. We supply and hang wallpaper and attend to internal and external painting. 57 High Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 246574.

Psychotherapy and counselling available through the Oxford Centre for Human Relations with qualified practitioners. Low-cost service (£5–£15 per hour's session) also available with trainees and graduates under supervision. There is no waiting list. Tel.: Oxford 202775 (OCHRe), 510362 (Nick Owen), or 01926 311356 (Margaret Godwin).

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgery, orchard and shrub pruning, planting, and hedges. Quality work at competitive prices. Fully insured. Locally based. For a free quotation, please call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01993 811115.

 

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Domestic Services

Childcare: person wanted by two neighbouring professional familes to pick up two children from school and care for them at their home, for three to five hours a day, minimum three days a week. Good pay. Would suit a mature person or graduate student. Excellent references required. Telephone Oxford 249389 (after 6 p.m.).

Balliol College morning playgroup has vacancies for children 18 months–4 years. For further details contact Pat Jones. Tel.: Oxford (2)77752.

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

Ritchie Court, North Oxford: an administrator is sought for June for these 44 retirement flats. Part-time (25 hours approx); £15,000. Before applying please obtain a job specification from the Administrator, Ritchie Court, 380 Banbury Road, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 510334.

Technical support position with innovative scientific software publisher. Working in a small team supporting various software products. Excellent telephone manner and good writing skills essential. Good technical and computing skills, aptitude for problem- solving, and a scientific background. Full- or part-time. Salary up to £15K. Contact Judith Brown. Tel.: Oxford 784806, e-mail: judy@cherwell.com.

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Houses to Let

Summertown: 4/5-bedroom semi-detached family house with 2 bathrooms, 2 reception, large kitchen plus cloakroom and separate utility room; fully furnished and equipped; south-facing garden; off-street parking. Available from July. £1,300 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 559170.

Attractive Victorian furnished house available, recently modernised, in east Oxford; three bedrooms, bathroom with shower, sitting-room, new kitchen with Zanussi appliances, and study-bedroom. Ideal for academic/professional couple or sharers. Available end of Apr. for 3-, 5-, or 12-month let. Rent £800 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 250894 (evenings).

House to let north of Summertown, 1 Oct. 1997--15 July 1998. Fully furnished, 3 bedrooms (1 single, 2 double), separate living- and dining-rooms, bathroom, downstairs w.c., fitted kitchen, front and back gardens, off-street parking. Close to major bus routes and shops. £800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 559421.

Delightful 2-bedroom terrace cottage in North Oxford. Fully furnished and equipped, with small garden. Suitable for professional person wishing to rent in Oxford Mon.--Fri., or possibly as a full- time let. Tel.: 0181-846 6515/4.

Summer rental: Woodstock, 3-bedroom house. Oxford 8 miles, Stratford-upon-Avon 30 miles, London 60 miles. Five-minute walk to town and Blenheim Palace. Ideal for someone on sabbatical or summer programme at the University. Available 5 July--16 Aug. Tel.: 01993 811126.

St John Street---Regency town house in the heart of Oxford; 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen; extensive basement area and first-floor drawing room; small garden with 2 private parking spaces. Available now, £2,000 p.c.m. For further details contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

North Oxford ---well-maintained 4-bedroom detached house; separate living- and dining-room, kitchen/breakfast room, master bedroom with en-suite. Pretty rear garden. Garage. Available now at £1,200 p.c.m. For further details contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Beautiful family house to let north of Oxford in delightful Old Kidlington. Four double bedrooms, bathroom, huge farmhouse kitchen/dining-room, utility room, large, sunny sitting-room, walled garden. Suit family with children. Possible shared school runs to North Oxford. Oxford centre 5 miles. Available immediately. Tel.: Oxford 5133816 (day), or 842103 (evenings and weekends).

Finders Keepers has over 60 members of staff in 5 offices throughout Oxfordshire dedicated to offering an unparalleled standard of service. Voting the Best Letting and Management Company in the UK for the second consecutive year. Why not find out for yourself why the best is not the most expensive. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in North Oxford; 4 bedrooms; fully equipped; on bus routes; 25 minutes walk to town. Available July and August. Tel: Oxford 511825 (evenings or Sundays); e-mail: L.Lyons1@physics.ox.ac.uk.

Furnished central North Oxford for rent from 11 June. Walk to colleges, train and bus station; near Port Meadow; c.h.; recently redecorated; 3 desks, filing cabinets, several large closets; secluded garden, garden furniture, terrace; 3 bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms; washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. £950 p.m. Contact (a) J. Mackrell, Oxford, or (b) A. Gaston, Canada. (a) Tel.: Oxford 775567 (evenings); (b) tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: Tony.Gaston@EC.GC.CA.

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Please telephone or fax us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 64533, fax: 64777.

 

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Flat to Let

Wytham Abbey, Oxford: spacious 1-bed apartment in grade 1 manor house situated 3 miles from city centre and set in 3,000 acres of park and woodland. Fully equipped and luxuriously appointed. Shared use of secluded walled garden. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 247200, fax: 724762.

 

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Accommodation available for academic year 1997–8

The Maison Française d'Oxford invites applications from postgraduates for rooms at the Maison in 1997–8. As a Franco-British research centre working in the social and human sciences, we particularly welcome applications from British nationals. The Maison is currently the base for research seminars in the History and Philosophy of Science and in Western European Politics. Applications to be received by 1 May. Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE.

 

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Accommodation Offered

Room to let: double room, recently redecorated and refurnished, in Cowley, shared with one, perhaps two, postdoctoral staff; 2 minutes from buses, 17 minutes from town. Parking available. £240 p.m. plus bills. Dr Mark Hinnells. Tel.: Oxford 717684 (h), or (2)81214 (w); e-mail: mark.hinnells@ecu.ox.ac.uk.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the home of a semi-retired academic couple. Warm, comfortable house in exclusive central North Oxford within easy walking distance of city centre, all main university buildings, parks, river, shops, pubs, and restaurants. Every room has tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwave, and colour television. Very moderate terms. Tel. and fax: Oxford 557879.

Premier: properties to rent all over the city, from £500 one-bed properties to £700 p.c.m. luxury apartments and £1,000 p.c.m. family houses. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: 798087.

 

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Accommodation Sought

Visiting academic couple from Melbourne seek furnished 1-bedroom or 2-bedroom flat in or near central Oxford for Trinity Term (late Apr.–mid-June). Local references available. Contact Karen Hewitt. Tel.: Oxford 515635.

Oxford academic family seeks 2--3 bedroom house or flat in Oxford, for 3 months, Apr.--June. Tel.: Oxford 66865/220968/221332.

Visiting law professor (non-smoker) teaching at Oxford requires flat/house in Oxford, approx. end Apr.–mid-June. Professor W. Barker, USA. Tel.: 717 240 5263, fax: 717 240 5126, e-mail: wbarker@dsl.edu.

Visiting American professor and wife seek furnished house or flat to rent in central Oxford for a.y. 1997–8 (1 Oct.–30 June). Local references furnished on request. Contact Charles Shaw, Assistant Registrar, University Offices. Tel.: Oxford (2)70036, e- mail: charles.shaw@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management are one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us. Tel.: Oxford 64533, or fax: 64777.

 

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Accommodation Exchange

Los Angeles/Oxford: family of 4, relocating to Oxford, leaving 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house on half-acre in Thousand Oaks, wishes to exchange for house/flat fr similar accommodation (at least 3 bedrooms) in or near Oxford (acreage not a requirement). Westlake Village/Thousand Oaks area is approx. 20 mins. from Pepperdine University and Malibu, 35 mins. from UCLA, 50 minutes from downtown LA and USC, 1 hour from UCSB. We seek a professional who would be interested in a long-term trade. K. Brougher. Fax: 001 213 620 8674.

 

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Holiday Lets

Tuscany, Italy: charming 17th-c. farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised, with lovely garden and swimming-pool. Easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8--10. Not available Aug. Tel.: 0181-446 4913.

Florida, Port Charlotte: luxury 3-bedroom dream villa with all modern amenities inc. solar heated indoor swimming-pool. Sleeps 6. Fabulous sandy beaches, palm-trees, in a paradise mostly unknown by the usual tourist rentals. Car hire essential. Airport nearby: Sarasota or Tampa. From £425 p.w. or £1,475 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 66344.

Tuscany: Italian language/culture, cookery, wall painting, gilding, ceramics courses, at 17th-c. manor house/garden, medieval hamlet, half-hour from sea/mountains—or if you want simply to relax, try just B.&B. and our home cooking. Mario/Jane. Tel.: 0039 187 47 12 49.

Loire valley: spacious, lovingly-restored flat (entire floor of small country château). Sleeps 6–8. Easy reach Chenonceau, Azay-le-Rideau, Villandry, Chinon, Saumur, Angers. Large kitchen/breakfast-room, sitting-room with TV. Laundry services available; bed-linen provided. Available June–Sept. Tel.: 01373 836182.

Provence: luxury 3-bedroom apartment in 17th-c. château. Swimming-pool, tennis, river, lakes, sailing, wind-surfing, fishing, wonderful walking in magnificent scenery. Near Lac de St Croix and Gorge du Verdon. Year-round lets (heating, log fires, driveable skiing).Wonderful sabbatical retreat. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

Verona outskirts. To let in exceptionally beautiful 15th-c. villa, self-contained ground-floor flat; large double bed-sitting room, kitchen/dining rooms, and bathrooms; garden area, parking, frequent buses from door to city centre. £300 p.w. inc. all services and weekly cleaning. Contessa da Sacco. Tel.: 00 39 452 6499; or 01844 238247 (Moore).

 

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Houses for Sale

Greece, Mani: traditional stone-built house on two levels, secluded position in unspoilt mountain village; 2 bedrooms (each with shower, wash-basin, w.c.); vast living/dining-room; 2 balconies, superb mountain views; fully equipped kitchen; paved terraces; garden. Twenty minutes from quiet seaside village, 1½ hours Kalamata. Tel.: 01373 836182.

Large Edwardian house in Divinity Road, with 4/5 bedrooms, lounge, book-room, breakfast-room, family room and 2 bathrooms. Attractive garden. Easy access to Brookes University, John Radcliffe and other hospitals and to central Oxford. We are emigrating so the house is ready for immediate occupancy. Tel. (London): 0181-997 3029/8556.

 

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Flat for Sale

One-bedroom ground-floor flat with modern kitchen and bathroom situated in quiet residential block in Rectory Road, OX4. £50,000. Tel.: Oxford (2)72180 (office hours) or 794196 (evening). n

 

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Contents of this section:

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

For the full list of courses, see the Staff Development Programme supplement.

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Friday 21 February

C. SALAMANDRA: `Consuming the city: the construction of social identity in Damascus' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

 

DR A. BRIGGS: `Observing and manipulating molecules' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: scanning tunnelling microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

 

 

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Greek sculpture—the classical period', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR D. RUBIN: `Techniques for drawing causal inferences from imperfect studies' (Department of Statistics: Corcoran Memorial Lectures), Headley Lecture Room, Ashmolean, 3.30 and 5.15 p.m.

 

 

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: `War and peace' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M.-H. KEANE: `Feminist theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

H.E. MR HIROAKI FUJII: `China and Japan' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR P. DAVIES: `Problem-based learning and evidence- based health care' (research seminars: `Current issues in professional education'), Sadler Room, Rewley House, 5.30 p.m.

CHARIVARI AGRÉABLE, with members of St Anne's College, perform works by Corelli, Cima, Geminiani, and Handel, Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 8.15 p.m. (tickets £6/£3 from Blackwell's Music Shop, St Anne's College Secretary, and at the door).

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Sunday 23 February

THE VERY REVD DOMINIC MILROY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 24 February

PROFESSOR C. CURTIS: `Radioactive waste: to dispose or not to dispose?' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

ORIENTAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 20 March (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

MAISON FRANÇAISE symposium (various speakers): `Dominique Vivant Denon, écrivain, voyageur, administrateur', 5–7 p.m.

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Tuesday 25 February

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

NOTE: the seminar in the series `The constraints on British governments: how much difference can a change of governing party now make', at which the speakers were to be Ms Janet Anderson, MP, and Mr Edward Garnier, MP, has been cancelled.

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

 

 

 

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Tutorial teaching—general', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR J. FENTON: `Elizabeth Bishop', Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

 

PROFESSOR S. PÄÄBO: `Ancient DNA' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. FEST: `The unnoticed resistance' (special lecture in honour of the memory of Adam von Trott), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR B. OGILVIE (Director, the Wellcome Trust): `Wellcome: your future in our hands...?', Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 5.30 p.m.

OUDS performs the première of Francis Warner's play Goethe's Weimar, Christ Church Cathedral, 7.45 p.m. (Until 1 Mar. Tickets £7.50/£5 from Blackwell's Music Shop.)

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Wednesday 26 February

PROFESSOR D. BOMFORD: `Impressionist trajectories' (Slade Lectures: `Art and uncertainty: technical studies, art history, and conservation'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. GALLAGHER: `Discordant canons: medieval canon law and canonists in the East and in the West' (fifth of six Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Lecture Room, Campion Hall, 5 p.m.

EMMA NICHOLSON, MP: `Children of the Marsh Arabs' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Forced migration and psychological well-being'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

 

 

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Thursday 27 February

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Examining and assessing undergraduates', 9 a.m. (see information above).

 

DR S. TENDLER: `Biomolecules under the microscope' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: biomolecular scanning probe microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

DR M. MUGFORD: `Measuring and comparing costs of ante- natal care in five countries: South Africa, Argentina, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, Thailand' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

 

 

 

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY: `Two worlds/one world' (Hussey Lectures on the Church and the Arts: `Discerning the body'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR D. HOLTON: `Of mice and donkeys: some thoughts on Cretan beast poetry', 47 Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. HOUSE: `The French nineteenth-century landscape' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

M. DAVICO and A. BLYTH perform music for flute and harpsichord by J.S. and C.P.E. Bach, Veracini, and Handel, the chapel, Merton, 8.15 p.m. (admission £5/£3 at the door; no advance ticket sales).

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Friday 28 February

C. ATKINSON: `The Black Indian gangs of the New Orleans Mardi Gras' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

 

DR S. TENDLER: `Probing biomolecular interactions' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: biomolecular scanning probe microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

 

 

 

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Rings for fingers—fourteenth to nineteenth centuries', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

 

 

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: ` "Civic virtue" without "society"?' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. GREY: `Green theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. LEIFER: `China and south-east Asia' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

 

PROFESSOR RICHARD EYRE (Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `Misdirection' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

LES HAULZ ET LES BAS, a medieval wind ensemble, perform Italian music of the fourteenth century, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4 from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door) (associated lecture/demonstration, Music Faculty, 2.30 p.m.).

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Saturday 1 March

PROFESSOR R. ESTABLET: `L'Éducation en France' (meeting of the Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France), Maison Française, all day.

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children and families (not unaccompanied children): `Spring into action', Main Museum Building, 2–4 p.m. (admission free).

NICHOLAS MCINERNY, Creative Arts Fellow, Wolfson College, reads Belle Fontaine and Confessor's Gate (new plays), Haldane Room, Wolfson, 8 p.m. (admission free).

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Sunday 2 March

THE RT. REVD PETER VAUGHAN preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 3 March

DR H. GOODWIN: `What potential does ecotourism have for conserving biodiversity?' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

L. FORBES and H. This-Benkhard: `Où en est la cuisine française?' (discussion), Maison Française, 5–7 p.m.

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Tuesday 4 March

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

 

 

 

PROFESSOR J. FENTON: `Sylvia Plath', Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

 

PROFESSOR R. WARD: `Language and genes in the Americas' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

DR J. HENDRON, MP, and Mr R. McCartney, MP: `Northern Ireland: what can be done?' (lecture series: `The constraints on British governments: how much difference can a change of governing party now make?'), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (may be subject to cancellation: tel. (2)74496 to check).

THE DUKE STRING QUARTET perform works by Mozart, Volans, and Brahms, the chapel, Trinity, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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Wednesday 5 March

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

PROFESSOR D. BOMFORD: `Supporting roles: episodes from a history of conservation' (Slade Lectures: `Art and uncertainty: technical studies, art history, and conservation'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. GALLAGHER: `Discordant canons: medieval canon law and canonists in the East and in the West' (Martin D'Arcy Lectures: last in current series), Lecture Room, Campion Hall, 5 p.m.

SR. M. LOUGHRY: `Psychosocial wellness: case narratives' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Forced migration and psychological well- being'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR E. PICARD: `La République: un concept du droit public français' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: recent additions to the wine list, 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

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Thursday 6 March

PROFESSOR A. HILL: `Studying modified electrodes by scanning probe microscopy' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: scanning electrochemical microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

 

 

 

 

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Small group teaching', 2 p.m. (see information above).

C. SWEETMAN: `Renegotiating gender relationships in Lesotho's ex-migrants' families' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

 

DR PAUL PORTNEY and Mr J. Elkington: `Business strategy and environmental policy' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society `Head to Head' debates), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. AGAPITOS: `Dreams, space, and narrative in Libistros and Rhodanne', 47 Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

 

G.BARBER: `How things were done: aspects of gilding in eighteenth-century Paris' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.30 p.m.

FLORENCE MILLON (soprano) and Rebecca Woolcock (piano) perform works by Baudelaire and Verlaine, to settings by Duparc, Debussy, Fauré, and Ravel, Maison Française, 8.15 p.m.

 

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