21 November 1996 - No 4418

Oxford University Gazette

21 November 1996


 


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University Acts

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CONGREGATION 18 November

Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13), the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 18 November.

Text of Special Resolution

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

MALCOLM MATHESON CAMPBELL, Wolfson College

ABDUL RAUFU MUSTAPHA, D.PHIL., St Cross College

ANNA CHRISTINA DE OZORIO NOBRE, MA status, New College

CHRISTOPHER MARK TUCKETT, Wolfson College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL

1 Status of Master of Arts

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. vi, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 345) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

 

MARIANNE JANE AILES, Wadham College

NEIL RODERICK BORLEY, Nuffield Department of Surgery

SERA HORTON FURNEAUX, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

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2 Register of Congregation

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

Ailes, M.J., MA status, Wadham
Ashbourn, J.M.A., MA, St Edmund Hall
Borley, N.R., MA status, Nuffield Department of Surgery
Buffrey, H.B.F., MA, Queen's
Campbell, M.M., MA, Wolfson
Furneaux, S.H., MA status, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art
Moore, H.D., MA, Corpus Christi
Mustapha, A.R., MA, D.Phil., St Cross
Tuckett, C.M., MA, Wolfson

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CONGREGATION 19 November

Promulgation of Statutes

Forms of Statutes were promulgated. No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the preambles carried of the proposed Statutes (1) concerning elections in Congregation, (2) changing the name of the University Museum, and (3) concerning intellectual property generated within the University.

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 6 December, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 25 November

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 25 November, 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:

MICHAEL LIAM MCQUILLAN, All Souls College

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CONGREGATION 3 December 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any proposed amendment to, or intention to vote against, the enacting parts of the statutes listed below, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 25 November (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

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Notices

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

On the recommendation of the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum, the General Board has appointed M.J. VICKERS, MA, Senior Assistant Keeper in the Department of Antiquities, as deputy for P.R.S. Moorey, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of Wolfson and Keeper of the Department of Antiquities, for the period from 1 September 1996 to 1 April 1997, during which Dr Moorey has been granted sabbatical leave.

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GIBBS LAW PRIZES 1996

The Prize has been awarded to BEN MCFARLANE, University College.

 

Proxime accessit: COLIN D. WEST, St Anne's College.

Book prizes: ROBERT J. FISH, St Anne's College, and PAUL GREATOREX, Christ Church.

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THE CASE FOR INCREASED INVESTMENT IN UNIVERSITIES: THE CVCP 1996 PUBLIC EXPENDITURE SURVEY SUBMISSION

The Committee of Vice-Chancellors and Principals submitted in April 1996 for the 1996 Public Expenditure Survey a statement of the key needs of universities for 1997–8 and beyond. Noting that the Government's Budget announcement in November will need to be judged against this statement of needs, the CVCP has now issued a summary of its submission, the executive summary of which is published below for the information of members of the University.

Copies of the full summary are available from the Information Office, External Relations Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70010).

Executive summary

The CVCP's 1996 PES submission seeks:

—to avoid a policy vacuum while the Dearing Inquiry is under way;

—to reverse cuts to capital budgets;

—stable funding per student;

—investment in university staff;

—investment to clear the maintenance backlog, pay for health and safety compliance, and improve facilities for disabled students;

—changes in taxation that would benefit universities.

The universities' contribution to the UK

Universities are of enduring national value. They turn over £10bn a year and bring important economic, social, and cultural benefits.

They:

—educate and train people throughout their lives;

—do most of UK basic research;

—provide all medical, dental, and veterinary education;

—innovate, and bring in new knowledge, ideas, and information;

—employ 250,000 people directly;

—develop land and buildings;

—purchase goods and services;

—bring over £1bn of foreign exchange a year;

—contribute to culture and community well-being.

Investment in universities generates wealth. Universities' and colleges' gross economic output is over £20bn a year. Universities can raise UK competitiveness in an increasingly international market.

In the last ten years, universities have expanded student numbers and increased research income enormously. They need a favourable public policy and funding environment to build on these achievements.

CVCP wants the Dearing Inquiry to recommend a funding system that can deliver expansion with quality. The present funding system cannot do this. It puts success at risk. There have been efficiency gains, but university staff, students, buildings, and facilities have borne the brunt.

Government plans will make things worse. Spending per student, £6,858 in 1989–90, will fall to £4,365 in 1998–9. This 36 per cent cut over ten years lies at the heart of the funding crisis. Capital budgets will also fall by 48 per cent in England in 1998–9. The Private Finance Initiative cannot bridge this gap.

This fall in resources is incompatible with maintaining quality. Staff–student ratios are rising. Central resources, especially libraries, are strained. There is a huge backlog of capital projects. Health and safety requirements impose onerous burdens.

The Government should invest, in 1997–8 and beyond, in the following areas.

Funding per student

The decline must stop if the quality of their education is to be preserved.

Capital investment

—The 1995 Budget cuts in capital allocations for England must be restored;

—Universities need over £1bn to clear their maintenance backlog.

Investment in equipment

—To repair, replace, and update obsolete teaching and research equipment;

—To halt the decline in spending on books per student;

—To maintain the UK's position in `leading edge' research;

—£100m for new, technology-based learning systems.

Investment in people

Staff, upon whom the UK's reputation for excellence in higher education depends, have delivered the expanded higher education system at greatly reduced unit cost. Despite prodigious productivity gains, staff pay has trailed behind.

Investment in health and safety

—£133m to meet Health and Safety Regulations;

—£170m to meet compliance costs of Fire Regulations.

Investment in facilities for the disabled

£50m to target projects for disabled students.

Beneficial tax changes

VAT relief should extend to university buildings and PFI projects universities undertake.

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CONCERT

St John's College and Colin Carr

THE BORROMEO QUARTET will perform the following at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 November, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College (entrance from Parks Road): Mozart, K.428; Kirchner, No. 2 (1958); Schubert, Death and the Maiden.

Admission is by tickets, which will be free and available in advance.

Lectures

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JAMES FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS will deliver the Ford's Lectures in British History at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

24 Jan.: ` "Citizens and strangers": the language of citizenship since the late nineteenth century.'

31 Jan.: `The nation as "moral community" or "business firm"?'

7 Feb.: `What to do with the "sleeping partner": the incorporation of women.'

14 Feb.: `Morality and "social welfare".'

21 Feb.: `War and peace.'

28 Feb.: ` "Civic virtue" without "society"?'

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MEYERSTEIN LECTURE

PROFESSOR I. HODDER, Cambridge, will deliver the Meyerstein Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Reopening Çatalhöyük; new light on the origins of complex societies.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate seminar in Spanish studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and The Revd C.P. Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

DOÑA MARÍA LUISA LÓPEZ-VIDRIERO, Royal Library, Madrid
26 Nov.: `La edición en el cursus cortesano del siglo XVIII.'

PROFESSOR R.M. GARRIDO, Trent University, Ontario
3 Dec.: `Alfonso X el Sabio y el comienzo de la novela sentimental.'

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Lecture

PROFESSOR ROMANO LUPERINI, University of Siena, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 December, in the Massey Room, Balliol College.

Convener: D. Zancani, MA, Faculty Lecturer in Italian.

 

Subject: `Note sull'allegoria in Montale.'

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MUSIC

DR E.N. MCKAY, author of Franz Schubert: a Biography (Oxford, 1996), will lecture at 12 noon on Thursday, 5 December, in the Music Faculty.

Convener: S.L.F. Wollenberg, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Music.

 

Subject: `Writing Schubert's biography.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar in Jewish–Muslim Relations

PROFESSOR A. COHEN, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 December, in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 45 St Giles'.

Conveners: D. Frank (Ph.D. Harvard), and R.L. Nettler (MA McGill), Research Fellows, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, and A. Tanenbaum.

 

Subject: `The Jewish community of Ottoman Jerusalem during the sixteenth century: new materials and findings.'

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Lectures in Korean Studies

DR A. SCHMID, Toronto, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 26 November, in Lecture Room 116, the Oriental Institute.

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

 

Subject: `Rediscovering Manchuria: space and nation in Korea, 1713–1909.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

D. BOSWELL, the Open University, will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 2 December, in Rewley House.

Conveners: M.R. Airs, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Conservation and the Historic Environment, and G. Tyack, MA, M.Litt., Director of the Stanford University Centre in Oxford.

 

Subject: `Go North Young Man! The Bedford and Kitson architectural practice in Leeds, c. 1893–1924.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The following lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on the days shown, as follows: Wednesday lectures in the common room, Yarnton Manor; Thursday lectures in the Seminar Room, 45 St Giles'.

DR N. SOLOMON
Wed. 27 Nov.: `Joseph B. Soloveitchik and modern Orthodoxy.'

PROFESSOR M. MARRUS, Toronto
Thur. 28 Nov.: `Humani generis unitas: the Vatican on racism and anti- Semitism on the eve of the Second World War.'

PROFESSOR J. GRENVILLE, Birmingham
Wed. 4 Dec.: `Ordinary people: Hamburg and the Jews during the Nazi years.'

PROFESSOR J. SCOTT, Trinity Western University, British Columbia
Thur. 5 Dec.: `Paul's imago mundi and Scripture: a key to the apostle's mission to the nations.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE AND MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Fiftieth anniversary of the Maison Française

PROFESSOR JACQUES DERRIDA, Directeur d'Études à l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Examination Schools.

Convener: M.M. Bowie, MA, Marshal Foch Professor of French Literature.

 

Subject: `State of the lie, lies of state.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Olof Palme Memorial Lecture

DR FRENE GINWALA, Speaker of the National Assembly, Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, will deliver the Olof Palme Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 November, in the Taylor Institution. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Justice and reconciliation—are they compatible?'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Comparative research in law and society

PROFESSOR DENIS GALLIGAN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 November, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Comparing the incomparable: administrative law in eastern Europe.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Brian Walker Lecture 1996

SIR SHRIDATH RAMPHAL, Co-Chairman, Commission on Global Governance, will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Must the poor be always with us? Global politics for a sustainable future.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Middle East Centre

Special seminar

PROFESSOR MIKHAIL MEJER, Moscow State University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 November, in the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College. All are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Russian studies on Ottoman and Turkish history.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE (MIDDLE EAST CENTRE) AND THE CENTRE FOR CROSS-CULTURAL RESEARCH ON WOMEN, QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

MRS SUZANNE MUBARAK, wife of the President of Egypt, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 December, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Peace and the role of women in development in the Middle East.'

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OXFORD SIGNALLING GROUP

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 November, in the Department of Pharmacology.

DR D. GARNETT: `Tyrosine kinase dependent signalling by glycolipid anchored receptors.'

DR J. WINGFIELD: `Isolation and identification of novel SH3 domain-containing proteins.'

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

Oxford Innovation Society Winter Lecture

PROFESSOR HERMAN WALDMANN, FRS, will give a talk to the society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in the Department of Pharmacology.

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

Subject: `Reprogramming the immune system.'

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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (OXFORD BRANCH)

Oxford Science Lecture Series

PROFESSOR SUSAN GREENFIELD will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 December, in the University Museum of Natural History.

Tickets, including refreshments, cost £1.50. Tickets are available at the door, but those wishing to attend are asked to book places by contacting Dr Elizabeth Griffin, Department of Astrophysics (telephone: (2)73345, e-mail: remg@astro.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `How could the brain generate consciousness?'

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FRIENDS OF THE BATE COLLECTION

G. WELLS, Sotheby's, will give a talk to the Friends of the Bate Collection at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 December, in the Music Faculty.

Subject: `Assessing and valuing antique wind instruments.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR KEITH BUSBY will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Lee Building, Christ Church. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Rubrics and the reception of romance.'

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Grants and Research Funding

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PIRIE-REID SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications are invited for up to two Pirie-Reid Scholarships tenable at the University of Oxford by graduates (including persons expecting to graduate in 1997) who intend in October 1997 to commence working for a degree or diploma.

Preference will be given to candidates applying from other universities, i.e. not already matriculated at Oxford, and to those domiciled or educated in Scotland. Candidates not fulfilling these criteria are unlikely to be successful.

The scholarships, which are to be awarded to persons wishing to begin a course of study in Oxford who would otherwise be prevented by lack of funds, will cover University and college fees and provide a grant for maintenance, subject to assessment of other sources of income (maintenance grants for 1996–7 are £1,710 for undergraduates and £5,400 for postgraduates). It will be renewable from year to year, subject to satisfactory progress and continuance of approved full-time study.

Candidates for a Pirie-Reid Scholarship are expected to have applied for admission to the University in the usual way.

Application forms may be obtained from Mrs J. Brown, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. The closing date for application is 1 May 1997.

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ST ANDREW'S SOCIETY OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK SCHOLARSHIP 1997–8

Two scholarships will be offered by the St Andrew's Society of the State of New York, for study at universities within 250 miles of New York during the academic year 1997–8. The monetary value of the maintenance grant is $15,000, which is intended to cover university tuition fees, room and board, and transportation expenses. Any costs above this must be met by the successful student.

The scholarships are open to students with a Scottish background who are graduating for the first time from a Scottish university or Oxford or Cambridge in 1996 or 1997. The closing date for applications is 8 January 1997.

For further particulars, write to the Rt. Hon. Lord Younger of Prestwick, KCVO, TD, DL, Chairman of the Selection Committee, St Andrew's Society of the State of New York, 42 St Andrew's Square, Edinburgh EH2 2YE.

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PHILOSOPHICAL FELLOWSHIP FUND

The trustees of the Philosophical Fellowship Fund, which was established in 1941 for the `furtherance of philosophical and/or scientific research', particularly with reference to research connected with France, now invite applications for support from candidates whose research would benefit in some significant respect from a period of up to three months (or, exceptionally, up to six months) to be spent working in Paris during the current academic year, starting not earlier than 15 March 1997. Candidates should at present be working for a higher degree in philosophy or a related subject with strong philosophical associations, or should have been awarded such a degree not more than three years ago. Applications should be sent to Dr Sabina Lovibond, Worcester College, Oxford, and should reach her by Friday, 13 December. Candidates should include, with their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their current research and study plans, and an explanation of what they hope to achieve through their stay in Paris. They should also give the names of two referees, whom they should ask to write directly to Dr Lovibond. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a sample of their written work, of not more than 5,000 words in length. Interviews will be held in the first half of Hilary Term.

The exact amount of any awards that may be made will be assessed in the light of the successful candidate's or candidates' plans, but it is intended that they should be sufficient to cover the estimated basic costs of his or her travel to and stay in Paris. The trustees also hope to be able to find from among their philosophical contacts in Paris persons who will be willing to provide initial guidance and introductions there to successful candidates.

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Examinations and Boards

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CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, clauses 1–3 (Examination Decrees, 1995, pp. 1002–3), which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

He desires that these appointments shall be notified to the Clerk of the Schools who will inform the Vice-Chancellor and see that notice of them is duly published in the University Gazette.

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1997

Preliminary Examination

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: W.H. NEWTON- SMITH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Balliol

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Master of Science

Computation: C.A.R. HOARE, MA, Fellow of Wolfson

Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management: R. UNDY, MA, Fellow of Templeton

Software Engineering: J.W.M. DAVIES, MA, Fellow of Kellogg (address: Computing Laboratory)

 

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Master of Theology

J.D. WEAVER, MA, Fellow of Regent's Park

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Certificate in Theology and Bachelor of Theology

P.S. JOHNSTON, Fellow of Wycliffe Hall

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Foreign Service Programme Certificate 1996–7

SIR ROBIN FEARN, MA, University

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for Lectures

Hilary Term 1997

The Chairman of the Curators of the Schools would be grateful if Professors, Readers, and University Lecturers who wish to lecture at the Schools in Hilary Term 1997 could inform the Clerk of the Schools at the end of the present term. It is necessary to know whether a room suitable for an audience of more than one hundred persons is required; only the three large writing-schools will accommodate more than that number.

Leave for the use of rooms for lectures will expire at the end of the seventh week of Hilary Term.

Afternoon lectures should normally finish by 6 p.m.

Attention is drawn to the fact that overhead projection equipment and 35-mm projectors are available. When these facilities are required the Clerk of the Schools should be notified in advance.

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CHANGE IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following change in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Law will come into effect on 6 December.

Board of the Faculty of Law

Pass School of Jurisprudence

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 253, delete ll. 6–10 and substitute:

`Candidates for the Pass School in Jurisprudence shall satisfy the examiners in five [from 1 October 1998: standard] subjects from among those prescribed by regulation for the Honour School of Jurisprudence, including not less than three from among [until 1 October 1998: Papers 1–4] [from 1 October 1998: Papers 1, 2, 3 and either 4 or 15, provided that candidates may substitute two special subjects for one of the standard subject papers 5–23 (excluding 15 if substituted for 4)]. A candidate shall not take more than one of the subjects in a branch of philosophy specified for the Honour School.'

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Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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OBITUARIES

All Souls College

THE RT. HON. LORD SHERFIELD (Roger Mellor Makins), GCB, GCMG, CMG, MA, FRS, DL, 9 November 1996; Fellow 1925–39 and 1957–96.

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Corpus Christi College

ALVERY ELIOT GRAZEBROOK, MA, 1 June 1991; commoner 1931–4. Aged 77.

HAROLD VICTOR STAINSBY, B.PHIL., MA, 29 July 1993; commoner 1960–2. Aged 61.

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Corpus Christi College and Wolfson College

GEORGE MORRISON, MA, 26 September 1996; scholar, Corpus Christi College, 1938–9 and 1946–8; Fellow, Wolfson College, 1967–86, Emeritus Fellow 1986–96. Aged 77.

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Merton College

DAVID GORDON ANSELL, 12 October 1996; commoner 1930–4. Aged 85.

DAVID FOSTER GRESHAM; commoner 1942–5.

SIR DOUGLAS MILLER, KCVO, CBE, 11 July 1996; commoner 1925–9. Aged 89.

DEREK JOHN ROY, July 1996; Postmaster 1951–4. Aged 63.

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St Anne's College

MARY EGGINTON; Member of the Society of Oxford Home- Students 1921–4.

ANN BONNER LIGHT; Member of the Society of Oxford Home-Students 1932–4.

MARY TUCK (née McDermott); Member of the Society of Oxford Home-Students 1946–9.

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St Catherine's College

FRANK NEVILLE HOSBAND ROBINSON, MA, D.PHIL., 19 October 1996; Fellow 1960–92, Emeritus Fellow 1992–6.

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ELECTIONS

Green College

To the Mars Research Fellowship in Nutrition (from 1 September 1996):

KEITH NEVILLE FRAYN, MA status (BA Cambridge, PH.D. London), F.R.C.PATH.

To the Friends Provident Stewardship Joanna Lumley Research Fellowship (from 1 September 1996):

MICHAEL JOHN PACKER, MA (PH.D. Dundee)

To the Yamanouchi Research Fellowship (from 1 October 1996):

MICHAEL DYER (B.SC. Edinburgh, PH.D. Glasgow)

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Jesus College

To Open Scholarships:

MICHAEL BEADLE, formerly of King's School, Chester

ALAN BOYCE, formerly of Boston Grammar School, Lincs

RICHARD BULL, formerly of Bablake School, Coventry

STEPHEN CHEWTER, formerly of Tonbridge School, Kent

JESSICA COLLINS, formerly of Westminster School, London

KATE FROST, formerly of Tonbridge Grammar School for Girls, Kent

BERNHARD FULDA, formerly of Aloisiuskolleg, Germany

ALIZA GAON, formerly of Withington Girls' School, Manchester

CLAIRE GIFFORD, formerly of Hills Road Sixth-Form College, Cambridge

ANGUS HALKETT, formerly of Winstanley College, Billinge, Wigan

JOANNA HILLARD, formerly of Wycliffe College, Stonehouse, Gloucester

ROBERT HINCH, formerly of Hills Road Sixth-Form College

ALISON HULLAH, formerly of Aylesbury High School

SHONA JACOBSBERG, formerly of Hills Road Sixth-Form College, Cambridge

HALIMA-NOOR KHAN, formerly of Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, Elstree

CLAIRE LEWIS, formerly of Ursuline Convent HS, Brentwood, Essex

JAMES NORMAN, formerly of Hampton School, Middlesex

MATTHEW PEACOCK, formerly of King Edward's School, Birmingham

BENJAMIN PRESTON, formerly of Clifton College, Bristol

JONATHAN ROSE, formerly of Manchester Grammar School

NICHOLAS SCOLA, formerly of Reading School

ANDREW TOLLEY, formerly of Newcastle-under-Lyme School, Staffs

EMMA VARDY, formerly of Haberdashers' Aske's School for Girls, Elstree

NEIL WALKER, formerly of John Hampden Grammar School, High Wycombe

To a Meyricke Scholarship:

SIWAN DAVIES, formerly of Ysgol y Preseli, Crymych, Dyfed

To Dehqani-Tafti Travel Scholarships:

REBECCA DALTON, formerly of Talbot Heath School, Bournemouth, Dorset

BENJAMIN FROST, formerly of Lawnswood High School, Leeds

GLEN O'HARA, ba

To a Dehqani-Tafti Memorial Scholarship:

RHYS AP GWILYM, formerly of Westminster School, London

To Graduate Scholarships:

JULIAN ADDISON, ba

JEROME BHAT, ba

NICHOLAS GARDNER, ba

GLEN O'HARA, ba

EINIR PRICE, ba

To the Old Members' Graduate Scholarship:

PETER CHEW, m.st., formerly of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies

To the Overseas Graduate Scholarship:

CHRISTINA BORDEA, formerly of the University of Medicine and Pharmacy `Gr. T. Popa' Iasi

To the Jesus College Graduate Scholarship:

STEVEN CASEY, m.phil.

To Meyricke Graduate Scholarships:

GORDON CAMPBELL, formerly of St Davids University College, Dyfed

MANON PHILLIPS, formerly of University of Wales, Bangor

To a Meyricke Exhibition:

JOHANNA WATERS, formerly of Gorseinon College, Swansea

To Old Members' Exhibitions:

IEUAN ADAMS, formerly of Afan College, Margam, Port Talbot

REBECCA MURPHY, formerly of Hills Road Sixth-Form College, Cambridge

MAE-JEAN POH, formerly of Hwa Chong Junior College, Singapore

To a Kolkhorst Exhibition in Spanish:

ALISTAIR PHELPS, formerly of Downside School, Bath

To Open Exhibitions:

STEPHEN CONWAY, formerly of St Mary's Sixth-Form College, Middlesbrough

REBECCA DALTON, formerly of Talbot Heath School, Bournemouth

JENNIFER DOWNES, formerly of Perse School for Girls, Cambridge

CHRISTOPHER EVANS, formerly of Monkton Combe School, Bath

GARETH JONES, formerly of King Edward VI High School, Lichfield

JANE LABOUS, formerly of Anglo-European School, Ingatestone

OWAIN MORGAN, formerly of Lancaster Royal Grammar School

THOMAS MASON, formerly of Bingley Grammar School, West Yorkshire

ANDREW MCKNIGHT, formerly of St Olave's Grammar School, Kent

CLAIRE POULTER, formerly of Perse School for Girls, Cambridge

ELLEN SAUNDERS, formerly of Millfield School, Somerset

JAMES SMITH, formerly of Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Bucks

ANDREW WARD, formerly of St Bede's College, Manchester

NATHANAEL WEI, formerly of Sir Frank Markham Community School, Milton Keynes

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Merton College

To an Honorary Fellowship:

PROFESSOR RICHARD LEVIN

To Emeritus Fellowships:

JOHN BARTON

JOHN LUCAS

PROFESSOR MICHAEL GELDER

PROFESSOR ERIC NEWSHOLME

To a Visiting Research Fellowship:

PROFESSOR KENNETH FREEMAN, Australian National University

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University College

To a Burn Scholarship in Modern History:

J.C. GRAY, formerly of Tiffin School, Kingston

To a Stiebel Scholarship in Modern History:

C.F. MCGUIGAN, formerly of Our Lady and St Patrick's College, Knock

To a Waddington Scholarship in Classics:

M.B. SWIRE, formerly of Eton College

To a Gladstone Scholarship in PPE:

J.E.D. GREEN, formerly of Colyton Grammar School

To Rowe & Maw Scholarships in Law:

D.P. MANKNELL, formerly of Ecclesbourne School, Duffield b. mcfarlane, formerly of Bedford Modern School

To Weir Scholarships in Engineering Science:

H.A. KERON, formerly of King's School, Worcester

C.M. WONG, formerly of Diocesan Boys' School, Hong Kong

To a John Webster Organ Scholarship:

M.J. BERRY, formerly of St Olave's, Orpington

To Scholarships:

D.A. ASHTON, formerly of Ampleforth College

S.L. BACON, formerly of Grove School, Newark

J.J. BELLMAN, formerly of Woodhouse Sixth-Form College

E.J. BIRNE, formerly of Impington Sixth-Form College

T.K. BOON, formerly of St Albans School

D.M. BULLER, formerly of Cranbrook School

M.P.J. CHANDLER, formerly of Havant College

D.R. COULTHARD, formerly of Egglescliffe School

L. DAVISON, formerly of Dunblane High School

J.H.M. DEAN, formerly of Bishop Vesey's Grammar School, Sutton Coldfield

C.M. DEANE, formerly of Croydon High School

C.F. DUNKLEY, formerly of Robert Gordon's, Aberdeen

G.J. EVANS, formerly of Sutton Manor High School

E.D. GARNER, formerly of Cheadle Hulme School

S.J. GASKELL, formerly of Brighton, Hove, and Sussex Sixth-Form College

K. HACHMEIER, formerly of Winchester College

J.L. HALLIWELL, formerly of Leeds Grammar School

S.J.E. HAREN, formerly of Wesley College, Dublin

E.N.A. HEIATT, formerly of Hills Road Sixth-Form College, Cambridge

M.S. HILL, formerly of Royal Grammar School, High Wycombe

I.J. HOVELL, formerly of Hedley Walter School, Brentwood

Z.A. HUGHES-THOMAS, formerly of Rickmansworth Masonic School

R.D. JOHNSON, formerly of Poynton County High School

A.L.R. JACKSON, formerly of Balerno High School

S.M. JOHNSON, formerly of Royal Grammar School, Colchester

E.B. JONES, formerly of Lewes Tertiary College

G.J.A. KEITH, formerly of Harrow School

A.D. KER, formerly of King Edward's School, Birmingham

C.H. LEAR, formerly of Parkstone Grammar School, Poole

S.H.N. LEE, formerly of University of Hong Kong

D.S. LENDRUM, formerly of Ballyclare High School

C.T. NG, formerly of Hwa Chong Junior College, Singapore

K.C.V.N. NG, formerly of University of Hong Kong

O.F. NICOLSON, formerly of King Edward's School, Birmingham

N.V. NIKOLOV, formerly of Mathematical School, `N. Obreshkov', Bulgaria

E.A.L. NOBLE, formerly of Lady Margaret School

D.S. NOLTINGK, formerly of Queen's College, Taunton

E. PAGE-CROFT, formerly of Harrow School

A.L. PARKES, formerly of The Skinners' School

K. PATEL, formerly of Queen Mary's Grammar School, Walsall

J. PEVERLEY, formerly of Lutterworth Grammar School

H. POOLE, formerly of Trent College

R.M. PRICE, formerly of Morrison's Academy, Crieff

R.S. PRIDDEY, formerly of King Edward's School, Birmingham

H.G.R. PROCTOR, formerly of Bablake School, Coventry

T.E. RANDALL, formerly of The School of St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon

J.F. ROBERTS, formerly of King's School, Rochester

D.A. SCOFFIELD, formerly of Belfast Royal Academy

D.N. SHARP, formerly of Gosforth High School

D.C. SHING, formerly of Bettws Comprehensive, Newport

K.A. SKIDMORE, formerly of Cults Academy, Aberdeen

C.A.C. SMITH, formerly of Eton College

D.N. SOAR, formerly of Westminster School

S.W. TEWUNGWA, formerly of Chigwell School

A.K. THOMSON, formerly of Winchester College

C.H.B. THOMPSON, formerly of King's School, Macclesfield

N.D.M. TOCCI, formerly of St George's School, Rome

S.L. TURNER, formerly of Newcastle under Lyme School

M.G. VAUGHAN, formerly of Eccles College, Manchester

T.J. WARD, formerly of Abingdon School

B.N.J. WICKS, formerly of Dr Challoner's Grammar School

V.I. WILLIS, formerly of King's School, Canterbury

T.J. WRIGHT, formerly of Methodist College, Belfast

K.Y. YAP, formerly of Raffles Junior College, Singapore

To Exhibitions:

M. ABDUL RAZAK, formerly of Monmouth School

C. ADAM, formerly of Moreton Hall School

C.D. ALLAN, formerly of Glenalmond College

H.L. ANDERSON, formerly of Guthlaxton College, Leicester

M.J. BEVAN, formerly of Wycombe Abbey School

J.J. BRADLEY, formerly of Sevenoaks School

A.J. BRENNAN, formerly of St Cyres Comprehensive, Penarth

A.C. CHAMBERS, formerly of Culloden Academy

K.F.A. CHAN, formerly of Raffles Junior College, Singapore

J.L. COTTRILL, formerly of Grange School, Northwich

M.D. COXALL, formerly of Westcliffe Boys' High School

J. DONOVAN, formerly of Wellington School

N.A.J. EADY, formerly of Harrow School

E.J. EVANS, formerly of Wycliffe College, Stonehouse

R.R. GIBBONS, formerly of Queen Elizabeth's Community College, Crediton

A.A. GOUDINSKAYA, formerly of Wellington College

C.J. HASSALL, formerly of John Leggott Sixth-Form College, Scunthorpe

S. HENLEY, formerly of Dean Close School, Cheltenham

D.F.A. HUNTER, formerly of Belfast Royal Academy

D.I. ISSOTT, formerly of Cheltenham College

M. JENNINGS, formerly of Wycliffe College

A. KANWAR, formerly of Warwick School

J.W. KEMP, formerly of Hills Road Sixth-Form College, Cambridge

A.M. LEDINGHAM, formerly of St Paul's Girls School

J.Y. LEE, formerly of Westminster School

A.S. MCBURNIE, formerly of Sir Thomas Ralph's School, Gloucester

P.C. MAYNARD, formerly of St Ambrose College, Altrincham

M.M. MOIN, formerly of St Olave's School, Orpington

J.B. MURRAY, formerly of Manchester Grammar School

T. NEWMAN, formerly of Clifton College, Bristol

N.M. RAHMAN, formerly of Birkdale School, Sheffield

T.G.M. SALMON, formerly of Oundle School

M. SIDWELL, formerly of Snaresbrook School, London

F.C. SMETHURST, formerly of The School of St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon

R.R. STORAH, formerly of Poole Grammar School

S.C. TAYLOR, formerly of International School, Paris

G.A. WATT, formerly of Hutcheson's Grammar School

M.J. WILLIAMS, formerly of Daniel Stewart's and Melville College, Edinburgh

R.B.J. WILLIAMS, formerly of Olchfa School, Swansea

H.J.K. WRIGHT, formerly of Durham High School

To Plumptre Major Exhibitions:

N.J.R. GRANT, formerly of Dollar Academy

H.D. RICHMOND, formerly of Christ's Hospital, Horsham

To Plumptre Minor Exhibitions:

T.A. FREEMAN, formerly of Hills Road Sixth-Form College, Cambridge

R.J. WHELDON, formerly of Worcester Sixth-Form College

To an Allen Exhibition:

A.A. MACPHERSON, formerly of Hutcheson's Grammar School

To a Former Scholar's Exhibition:

E.L. CALDWELL, formerly of Ballyclare High School

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PRIZES

Jesus College

College Prizes for Firsts in Final Honour Schools

ALEXANDER BEATTIE

SARAH COX

GWENLLIAN DAVIES

ALISON FOSTER

CHUI-LING GOH

SUSIE HALKSWORTH

DAVID HICKIN

DANIEL HULLAH

SUSAN JOHNSON

RACHEL KELLETT

NATALIE KERSHAW

JAMES MCCONNACHIE

IAN MORGAN

GLEN O'HARA

MATTHEW PRESTON

HARI ROBERTS

ASHEESH SHARMA

ANDREW SMITH

CATHERINE WEBSTER

College Prizes for First Class in Honour Moderations/Distinctions in Prelims.

IEUAN ADAMS

STEPHEN CHEWTER

SIWAN DAVIES

KATE FROST

BERNHARD FULDA

ALIZA GAON

CLAIRE GIFFORD

ANGUS HALKETT

JOANNA HILLARD

ROBERT HINCH

ALAN MOSS

JAMES NORMAN

BENJAMIN PRESTON

JESSICA ROSE

NICOLAS SCOLA

ANDREW TOLLEY

NEIL WALKER

College Prize for a First Class in the BCL

BERNARD PORTER

College Prize for Distinction in Supplementary Subject (Quantum Chemistry)

CHRISTOPHER SEWARD

J.N.L. Baker Prize in Geography (joint award)

STEPHANIE ADAMS

HALIMA-NOOR KHAN

Bleackley Prize in Modern Languages

VIDHYA ALAKESON

Bowers Award (joint award)

SION GIBBY

FARUKH MALIK

PAUL OLDING

HANAH SALAH

Aled Davies Prize in Biological Sciences

LAWRENCE MOON

Davies Prize (for best performance in a Final Honour School)

SUSAN JOHNSON

Dehqani-Tafti Prize in PPE

ADAM BOGDANOR

Ferdinand Prize in Chemistry

JEREMY BURROWS

Anthony Fletcher Award

ADAM KING

Genner Prize in Classics

CLAIRE POULTER

Green Studentships (joint award)

ROBERT CARROLL

VICTORIA COYLE

JULIAN DOUGLAS

ZOE DUNCAN

DAVID FISHER

BERNHARD FULDA

MELANIE LANGMEAD

ANNE MCCONNELL

HELEN MILLS

LUCY PENNA

HANAH SALAH

RICHARD SHELDON

VICTORIA VASEY

E.C. Hart Prize

GWENLLIAN DAVIES

AMY LUNT

Maddison Prize in Modern Languages

KATY HATHAWAY

Paget Awards (joint award)

JULIAN DOUGLAS

ZOE DUNCAN

D.G. Ritchie Prize in PPE

ELIZABETH LORD

EMMA VARDY

Junior Vaughan Prize in Mathematics

DAVID HICKIN

Welson Prize in Law

DAVID WILSON

C.F. Williamson Prize in English (joint award)

JAMES MCCCONNACHIE

CHARALAMBOS NEOPHYTOU

Woodward Prizes in Chemistry

STPEHEN CONWAY

ALISON FOSTER

JOANNA HILLARD

University College

KRAMER PRIZE

H.C.D. BRIGGS

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NOTICES

Balliol College

Junior Research Fellowship in Physics

The college proposes to elect a Junior Research Fellow in Physics for three years from 1 October 1997. The fellow elected will be a Junior Research Fellow of the college as defined in the college statutes. He or she will be required to undertake research in the general area of physics. The stipend will be £11,138 in the first year, with superannuation, with free meals and rooms (or, in the case of a married fellow, a housing allowance).

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, and applications should be received not later than Friday, 20 December.

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

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Christ Church

College Chaplaincy

The college proposes to appoint a Chaplain, who must be an Anglican in priest's orders, to take office on 21 April 1997. Candidates should obtain particulars and a form of application by writing to the Dean's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (fax: Oxford (2)76238). The final date for application is 25 November, and the interviews of short-listed candidates will take place on 11 December. Christ Church is an equal opportunities employer.

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Nuffield College

Postgraduate vacancies and Funded Studentships

Nuffield College welcomes applications from women and men graduates for research or postgraduate study. The college's main fields of interest are in economics, politics, and sociology, and it has special interests also in the following fields: recent social, political and economic history, social and medical statistics, medical sociology, international relations, social policy, American studies, Commonwealth history, social psychology, social geography, and European studies. The college normally takes about twenty-five students a year.

The college offers a number of Nuffield Funded Studentships, open to both UK and overseas students, to cover fees and maintenance. In addition students of the college entering their third year of research, and registered for a D.Phil., may apply to the college for financial assistance; applicants from other colleges who are unable to obtain adequate funding elsewhere may be considered for admission to the college under this head.

Further particulars and application forms are obtainable from the Admissions Secretary, Mrs Glynis Baleham, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF (telephone: Oxford (2)78515, e-mail: glynis.baleham@nuf.ox.ac.uk).

The College exists to promote excellence in education and research.

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Oriel College

Appointment of Senior Bursary Clerk

The college wishes to appoint a senior Bursary clerk. The successful applicant will be responsible for the weekly payroll, battels and sales ledgers, bank reconciliations and covenants, and will also be expected to deputise on fee matters. Experience of computerised accounting systems is essential; a knowledge of spreadsheets and word-processing would be an advantage. The starting salary will reflect qualifications and experience and is not expected to be less than £15,500. Benefits include a non-contributory pension scheme. Oriel College is an equal opportunities employer. Applications should be addressed to the College Accountant, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW, to arrive no later than Thursday, 28 November.

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St Anne's College

 

Official Fellowship in Classical Languages and Literature

The college proposes to appoint a Fellow and Tutor in Classical Languages and Literature, with effect from 1 October 1997. The fellowship will be held in conjunction with a university (CUF) lecturership.

The fellow will be required to undertake not less than twelve hours' teaching a week for the college and must be competent to teach a number of the mainstream papers and principal options in classical languages and literature set by the Faculty of Literae Humaniores and associated Joint Schools for all parts of the First and Second Public Examinations, including those set for students who begin one or both of the classical langauges at the University.

Applications are invited from candidates specialising in any area of Greek and/or Latin languages and literature; the faculty would particularly welcome applications from those with research interests in Latin.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS. The closing date for completed applications is 17 January.

Oxford University and St Anne's College are equal opportunities employers.

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St John's College

North Senior Scholarships 1997

The college proposes to elect, from October 1997, two North Senior Scholars, who will be required to work for a higher degree of the University, under a supervisor appointed by a faculty board. Candidates, in any subject, will normally have completed a first degree, be aged twenty-five or under at the starting date, and be in receipt of United Kingdom graduate awards covering the academic year 1997–8.

The scholarship, tenable for two years, will augment the value of whatever award is already held for 1997–8 to that of an award from a government agency, including full fees. Senior Scholars are entitled to a free room in college, and to dine at high table once a week in full term.

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the College Secretary, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP, to whom completed application forms should be sent as soon as possible, and not later than 24 January.

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Tuition Offered

Jonathan Hill, LRAM, ARCM. Clarinet and guitar tuition to all levels. Tel.: Oxford 375526 (mainly available in evenings).

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.

Piano lessons: children and adults. All grades. Beginners welcome. Experienced teacher. Miss P. Read, BA (Hons.), LRAM. Jericho. Tel: Oxford 510904.

 

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Retail Services

Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Bat- and bird-boxes, gems, nuggets, lenses; salamanders for the stocking; terracotta for the tree. A different and inexpensive choice at the OUM shop. Open during museum hours, Mon.--Sat., 12 noon--5 p.m.; admission free.

Bodleian shop. Christmas shopping at the Bodleian Library: see our new Christmas cards and many gifts not available elsewhere, from a box of decorative kitchen labels at £3.50 to the new Oxford fountain pen at £198. Open Mon.–Fri. 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m.

PBFA Oxford Academic Book Fair: Sun., 1 Dec., 11 a.m.--4 p.m., Linton Lodge Hotel, Linton Road, Oxford. Free admission. 27 booksellers will be exhibiting a wide range of general and academic stock to suit all tastes. Tel. for further details: 01491 652082.

French feasting brightens a cold English winter with a taste of the sun. Beautiful boxes of olives, pâtés, wild mushrooms, and lots of other wonderful treats for the eye and the palate are available for Christmas. Tel. for catalogue: Oxford 61322.

Ginge Brook Pottery, 23rd annual exhibition. Genuine craftwork for Christmas: pottery, woodwork, watercolours, jewellery, quilts, rocks, etc.; all at the Mill, Mill Lane, East Hendred, near Wantage. Open Fri., Sat., Sun., 11 a.m.--6 p.m., 15 Nov.--22 Dec. Tel.: 01235 833484.

 

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Services Offered

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine---Persian carpets direct from Iran, old and new, most sizes, all affordable. An inexpensive selection of Beluch and Turcoman tribal rugs. Some antique Caucasian pieces, faded and worn, at ridiculous prices. Usual opening hours: 10 a.m.--6 p.m., Mon.--Sat. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

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.

A La Carte? Finders Keepers' latest idea to enhance service to their tenants. If you seek a property to rent, call us first. Our 24 Oxford staff are dedicated to offering exceptional service. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk); also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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.

Half-finished research project? I pick up the pieces and bring order in chaos: SPSS and database analysis, research database design and training (Access), thesis templates in Word and WP, virtual and real bibliographic searches, etc. Refs. available. D. Hermans. Tel.: Oxford (2)89104.

Tax advice and accounts preparation. Ex- KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting academics and other professionals with their tax affairs, inc. self- assessment. Tax returns from £125, accounts from £150. Convenient North Oxford premises with parking. Tel.: Oxford 513381, fax: Oxford 558064.

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

Furniture: individual pieces and fitted furniture designed and made by Richard Kay and Piers Roberts from local workshops. From tables, chairs, cabinets, desks, to fitted bedrooms, kitchens, studies. For the home, office, or garden. Tel.: 01844 238112.

 

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Domestic Services

Experienced au pair wanted by family living in a leafy residential area of North Oxford. We have a very friendly 5-year-old boy who needs care, after school and on Sat. To start in Dec. or Jan. We will only consider someone who is already in Britain with successful experience. Good references essential. Non-smoker and driving skills preferred. Tel.: 0378 116144 (day), or Oxford 558472 (evening).

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Situations Vacant

Small research institute requires part-time receptionist. Suit person finishing a D.Phil. thesis. Hours 9 a.m.--12 noon, Mon.--Fri., office work; 1--5 p.m. Mon.--Fri. and 9 a.m.--5 p.m. Sat. free, subject to answering doorbell and telephone. Free lunch in institute's canteen. £100 p.w. Tel.: Oxford 558787 (before 2 p.m.).

Part-time psychologist required for 2--3 sessions per week (flexible) to conduct assessments on patients with memory problems/dementia in the Oxford Memory Clinic (University Department of Clinical Geratology, Radcliffe Infirmary). For more information contact Dr Nawab Qizilbash, Memory Trials Research Group, Department of Clinical Geratology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE. Tel.: Oxford 229863.

 

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Houses to Let

Charming central North Oxford house, only one street from St Giles' and Radcliffe Infirmary. Just exended and refurbished to highest standards, luxuriously furnished. Two upstairs bedrooms, downstairs study or guest-room, living-room leading to large, light conservatory, dining-room/kitchen, basement study or bedroom; bathroom with shower and w.c. plus separate w.c.; pleasant garden; gas c.h.; fully carpeted; washing-machine, drier, dish-washer; burglar alarm system; 3 telephones; parking space at back of garden. Rent to include various services. £1,500 p.m. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

Cottage in Jericho with small garden, suitable for professional couple; very near Radcliffe Infirmary, University, and city centre. Available early Dec. £630 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 739340.

Beckley: 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom, fully-furnished and equipped, detached house with large garden; Oxford 5 miles, JR 3 miles. Available 21 Dec.--5 Apr. Tel.: Oxford (2)72507, or 351641 (evenings); e-mail: dmoore@physiol.ox.ac.uk.

Four-bedroom house in Blenheim Drive available for a visiting family from May. Also bungalow in Andalucia (1 km beach, golf course), with pool etc. Tel.: Oxford 553144.

North Oxford : 3/4-bedroom semi-detached family house. South-facing rear garden. Stripped boards. £1,200 p.c.m. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011.

Summertown: 3-bedroom south-facing Victorian town house close to shops. Off-street parking and good-size garden. Available immediately, £1,100 p.c.m. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011.

Central North Oxford: substantial family house in Bardwell Road, close to the Dragon School; 5 bedrooms, 2 baths plus cloakroom, 2 large reception, and study; garage, garden. Available Jan. £2,750 p.c.m. Finders Keepers. Tel.: Oxford 311011.

North Oxford (Wolvercote): total luxury; architect-designed cottage. Would suit careful visiting couple/possibly academic sharers. Available now for approximate 8 months. £900 p.c.m. negotiable. Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: 798087.

Three-bedroom house north of Summertown to let for the a.y. 1997--8 (Oct.--June); 30-ft lounge, separate dining-room, downstairs closet, separate bathroom, kitchen with microwave, dish-washer, washer-drier; front and rear gardens; car parking space; gas c.h. Suit visiting academics. Refs. essential. £800 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 559421.

Charming luxury cottage, 12 miles north-west of Oxford; beams; inglenook fire; lots of character; 1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study; furnished with country antiques; c.h.; garage; walled garden. Suit careful, caring non-smoking couple. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

Furnished central North Oxford for rent from 29 Apr. 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. £890 p.m. Tel.: (1) Oxford 775567 (J. Mackrell, evenings); (2) tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: gastont@msm1s6.sid.ncr.doe.ca (A. Gaston, Canada).

Finders Keepers, winners of the UK Best Letting and Management award for the second consecutive year, are dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to select accommodation. Up-dated, detailed information on the Internet, priority reservation system, welcome food pack, personal service, and much more---call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk); also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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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Flats to Let

Beautiful, spacious, ground- flat in prestigious North Oxford. Suit non-smoking professional couple. Two double bedrooms, one with shower, bathroom, double drawing-room, modern kitchen, conservatory, large garden. Available Apr.--Oct. 1997. £1,400 p.m. Armitage, 9 Northmoor Road, Oxford OX2 6UW. Tel.: Oxford 558068.

Central Oxford: large bedsitting-room with own separate adjoining kitchen in pleasant house in Walton Street. Convenient for Radcliffe Infirmary, University, and city centre. Suitable for single professional person. Available early Dec. £340 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 739340.

Norham Road: delightfully situated in central North Oxford and close to the University Parks, a 2-bedroom first- flat with garage and car-parking. Enjoys open views yet close to city centre. To let furnished, £695 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 244089.

Garden flat: fully furnished; double bedroom, large reception, kitchen, bathroom. In grounds of old vicarage. Wonderful views. Little Milton, 8 miles from Oxford. Available now. £475 p.c.m. Tel.: 01844 279538.

Flat to rent from Jan. (long let only): modern decor and furnishings; 1 double bedroom, living-room, kitchen, bathroom; c.h.; all facilities; private parking; quiet Banbury Road location, city centre half-mile. Non-smoker. £560 p.m. plus council tax. Tel.: Oxford 511628.

Spacious 2-bedroom flat with garage and car-parking, set in quiet gardens, but close to city centre. To let furnished from Jan., £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)72258 (day), 723482 (evening); e-mail: frueh@atm.ox.ac.uk.

 

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-and-breakfast available in the comfortable home of a semi- retired academic couple in leafy, exclusive central North Oxford. Within easy walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, excellent pubs and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwaves. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 557879.

 

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Accommodation available for the elderly

The Abbeyfield Oxford Society has vacancies in two houses providing accommodation and care for elderly people. Apply: the Secretary, Arthur Garrard House, 288 Iffley Road, OX4 4EA. Tel.: Oxford 790439.

 

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Accommodation Sought

Mature professional seeks 1/2-bedroom flat or house, in North Oxford, from Jan.; unfurnished or will house-sit. Tel.: Oxford 514488 (evenings).

Graduate couple/teaching part-time (one scientist turned artist, one scientist turned mother-to-be), seeks 2-bedroom nest with garden to care for (studio for artistic strivings held elsewhere), furnished/unfurnished, for some time before Mar. Impeccable references. Rent sought £500--£600 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 841839.

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Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

Oscar-winning film director seeks 4-bedroom family house, swap or rental, Oxford area, for 1 year from July. Prefer house near primary school and railway. Our home is on a British Columbian island---mildest climate in Canada; unique house has 2,000 sq. ft. of decks; magnificent Pacific Ocean, mountain views; easy ferry access to Victoria and Vancouver; primary and secondary schools and hospital locally. Perfect for academic or creative work. Tel./fax: 001 604 653 4502.

 

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Holiday Lets

Mojacar Beach, Almeria: charming 2-bedroom flat, all mod. cons.; two terraces with magnificent views of sea and mountains; swimming-pool; walking distance to beach, shops, and restaurants. £150--£280 p.w. Reduction for long stay. Tel.: Oxford 373995.

 

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Houses for Sale

Substantial detached house in no-through- road just north of Summertown; 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast-room and sun-room on ground floor, 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on first floor; south-facing 100-ft rear garden; includes carpets, curtains, and appliances. £300,000. Tel.: Oxford (2)75406 (office hours).

House, 10 years old, 4 beds, in quiet close near river Thames; Oxford 20 minutes' cycle ride on towpath; level garden, patio, detached double garage. £155,000. Boat negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 718828.

 

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Diary

Contents of this section:

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

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

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Friday 22 November

DR C. MACDONAUGH: `The limits of kinship: an aspect of Tharu identity in south-west Nepal' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: ` "Changing Faces" ', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

 

PROFESSOR N. DAVIES: `Fair comparisons, false contrasts: East and West in modern European history' (Faculty of Modern History: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

HE MR HIROAKI FUJII (Ambassador of Japan): `The Japan–US relationship' (lecture), Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies, 5 p.m.

DR ALAN RYAN: `A common faith—in what?' (Prometheus Lectures: `Piety among the atheists: Dewey and Russell'), Lecture Theatre, University Museum, 8 p.m.

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Saturday 23 November

ASSOCIATION for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France meeting, Maison Française, 11 a.m. (telephone for information: (2)74220).

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Sunday 24 November

LORD PLANT OF HIGHFIELD preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 25 November

DR D.DREWRY: `Rime on the Ancient Mariner: ice-sheets, climate change, and sea level' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

DR FRENE GINWALA: `Justice and reconciliation—are they compatible?' (Olof Palme Memorial Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 26 November

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Management skills for research team leaders—managing and developing effective teams', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

WOMEN TUTORS' GROUP meeting, Prestwich Room, St John's, 1 p.m.

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Legacies: treasures of Palestine and Mesopotamia', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

 

PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 5 December (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. WOLLHEIM delivers the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture, Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

C. BIEGERT: `Sacred ground—so what? White man's energy v. red man's philosophy in North America' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

 

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Wednesday 27 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Eighteenth- and nineteenth- century paintings', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (telephone for cost and bookings: (2)78015).

JUDGE D. PEARL: `The new Asylum Act and Rules: conflicts and tensions experienced by the Immigration Appellate Authority' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

THE BORROMEO QUARTET perform works by Mozart, Kirchner, and Schubert, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (entrance from Parks Road) (admission by free tickets, available in advance).

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Thursday 28 November

DR N. ABU-ZAHRA: `The pure and the powerful: a study of Egyptian women' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, identity, and religion'), Libra ry Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. HODDER: `Reopening Çatalhöyük; new light on the origins of complex societies' (Meyerstein Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

 

PROFESSOR G. JOSIPOVICI (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): ` "Dear incomprehension": Beckett and trust' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. DERRIDA: `State of the lie, lies of state' (Maison Française fiftieth anniversary lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR SHRIDATH RAMPHAL: `Must the poor be always with us? Global politics for a sustainable future' (Green College: Brian Walker Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Friday 29 November

DR J. LLOBERA: `Aspects of Catalan kinship, identity, and nationalism' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Modern Chinese painting' (related to current exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

 

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Saturday 30 November

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

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Sunday 1 December

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY preaches the Advent Sermon, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 2 December

DR J. CORBETT: `Losers and gainers in the transition to sustainability: equity issues in Local Agenda 21 initiatives in Europe' (Environmental Change Unit seminar), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 3 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Medieval crafts: part 2', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

 

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

T. DALYELL: `The environmental implications of the abuse of the UN and abuse of sanctions' (Oxford for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

 

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Wednesday 4 December

DR S. BARANYI: `Bridging the gaps between verification, peace-building, and conflict resolution in central America' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SUSAN GREENFIELD: `How could the brain generate consciousness?' (Association for Women in Science and Engineering: Oxford Science Lecture Series), University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (tickets £1.50—see details in `Lectures' above).

MRS SUZANNE MUBARAK: `Peace and the role of women in develoment in the Middle East' (lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 8.30 p.m.

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Thursday 5 December

DR E.N. MCKAY: `Writing Schubert's biography' (lecture), Music Faculty, 12 noon.

MATRICULATION ceremony, Convocation House, 12.30 p.m.

Y.N. YASHIN: `Gender, religion, and public culture in Turkey' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, identity, and religion'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

 

PROFESSOR G. JOSIPOVICI (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `Kinetic melodies' (lecture series: `On trust'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I. ARMSTRONG: `The transformations of glass: technology and text in nineteenth-century culture' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 6 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Nineteenth-century landscape paintings', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

 

 

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Saturday 7 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children: `Snow, stories, and sledges', 2 p.m. (telephone for information: (2)70927).

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Tuesday 10 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Drawings by the Carracci from British collections' (until 31 March).

 

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Tutorial teaching—sciences', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

 

 

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

 

 

G. WELLS: `Assessing and valuing antique wind instruments' (Friends of the Bate Collection lecture), Music Faculty, 5.30 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting (`Wines for Christmas'), 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

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