23 January 1997 - No 4424

Oxford University Gazette

23 January 1997


Notes:

1. The University's Annual Report for 1995-6 was published with this Gazette as Supplement* 1 to Gazette Vol. 127 (January 1997).

2. New items published in the Scholarships and Prizes update supplement, published with this Gazette, have been included in the main Scholarships and Prizes Supplement.

 

 


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University Acts

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CONGREGATION 20 January

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 20 January.

Text of Special Resolution

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

ANNETTE LYNN DUFFELL, Harris Manchester College

WILLIAM JOHN SWADLING, Brasenose College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 20 January

1 Decrees

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

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Moderations in English Language and Literature

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the English Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, eliminates two ambiguities from the wording of the decree governing Moderations in English Language and Literature. It is intended to make clear that papers failed in Moderations must be retaken and that the substitution of the Preliminary Examination is not acceptable. It also removes a misleading reference to retaking papers otherwise than as part of the Preliminary Examination. If candidates are required to resit papers not normally set for the three-paper Preliminary Examination, the examiners are empowered (by the decree governing the Preliminary Examination) to set such other papers as may be required.

Text of Decree (1)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 63, delete ll. 8–12 and substitute:

`3. Candidates must offer all the papers at a single examination, except that a candidate must resit at the same time as the Preliminary Examination in English Language and Literature any paper or papers in which he or she has previously failed to satisfy the Moderators.'

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Decree (2): First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine

Explanatory note

At present the Nominating Committee for the First Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine may appoint one additional Moderator (who shall be an external examiner). The Physiological Sciences Board now wishes to change the arrangements governing the appointment of Moderators so that two shall be appointed to cover two of the main subjects covered by the papers in that examination. The following decree, made on the recommendation of the faculty board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides accordingly.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 973, ll. 35–6, delete `one additional Moderator (who shall be an external examiner)' and substitute `two additional Moderators (who shall be external examiners)'.

2 Ibid., l. 36, delete `one only' and substitute `two'.

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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:

 

MICHAEL JOHN BEVAN, Faculty of Modern History

GEOFFREY ALAN EVANS, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Nuffield College

MARY CLARE LOUGHLIN, M.PHIL, St Anne's College

ANITA MCCONNELL, Faculty of Modern History

PETER JOHN OSBORNE, Faculty of Modern History

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Bevan, M.J., MA status, Faculty of Modern History
Duffell, A.L., MA, Harris Manchester
Evans, G.A., MA status, M.Phil., D.Phil., Nuffield
Gilchrist, K.E., MA, Lady Margaret Hall
Loughlin, M.C., MA status, M.Phil., St Anne's
McConnell, A., MA status, Faculty of Modern History
Osborne, P.J., MA status, Faculty of Modern History
Swadling, W.J., MA, Brasenose

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CONGREGATION 21 January

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Statutes promulgated on 17 December

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice- Chancellor declared the Statutes (1) establishing the Jacques Delors Professorship of European Law and (2) merging the Mike Soper Bursary Fund and the Heygate–Soper Prize Fund approved.

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2 Promulgation of Statute

A form of Statute was promulgated. No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the preamble carried of the proposed Statute changing the composition of the Visitatorial Board.

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3 General Resolution approved on a division

That this House instruct Council to restore the entitlement of members of faculties, together with Emeritus Professors, to membership of Congregation until the age of 75.

[For: 75; against: 12]

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

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

University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 11 February 2 p.m.

Voting on Statute promulgated on 21 January

(For form of Statute see p. 434.)

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Notices

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READERSHIP IN TRANSPORT STUDIES

JONATHAN MARK PRESTON (BA Nottingham, PH.D. Leeds), Senior Lecturer in Transport Economics, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, has been appointed to the readership with effect from 22 September 1997.

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JOHN STALLWORTHY PRIZE IN OBSTETRICS 1996

The Prize has been awarded to ROBERT S. PHILLIPS, Somerville College.

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SALARIES OF CLINICAL ACADEMIC STAFF

Mr Vice-Chancellor, on behalf of Council, has approved for implementation at Oxford an increase in clinical academic salaries in line with the salary award for 1996 decided by the Doctors and Dentists Review Body, which provides for a 2.8 per cent increase for consultants and other career grade doctors, and 4.3 per cent for registrars and senior registrars, to take effect from 1 April 1996, with, from 1 December 1996, a further 1 per cent for all grades.

Payment with arrears will be made in February.

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CECIL ROTH MEMORIAL PRIZE FOR ITALIAN STUDIES 1997

A Cecil Roth Memorial Prize for Italian Studies will be awarded, if there is a candidate of sufficient merit, in Trinity Term 1997 for an essay on an approved subject within the field of Italian art, history, or literature of the period from the end of the Roman Empire in the west until the end of the eighteenth century; it is recommended that the length of the essay should not exceed 10,000 words. The value of the prize is £400. Two book-prizes of £50 each may also be awarded. Applicants must be members of the University reading for a Final Honour School who, on 30 March 1997, will not have exceeded four years from the date of their matriculation. All candidates must apply, through the Secretary to the Curators of the Taylor Institution, 37 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF for approval of their intended essay subjects. (In addition to other subjects, the judges are also willing to consider proposals which involve the use of material intended for theses, extended essays, etc., in Final Honour School examinations.) Essays must be typed or word-processed in double spacing on one side only of A4 paper, and must be submitted to the Secretary to the Curators not later than 30 March.

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DISCOUNT ON PERSONAL INSURANCE POLICIES AVAILABLE TO STAFF AND MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

Sun Alliance Connections, the personal insurances division of the main insurer of the University, provides discounts for members, staff, their families, and pensioners of the University of Oxford. The following savings can be achieved:

Household (buildings andor contents: 20 per cent;
Travel (including winter sports): 12.5 per cent;
Private medical expenses: 10 per cent;
Private car: 5 per cent.

The University acts solely as an introducer of business to Sun Alliance Connections, receiving no commission or other remuneration, with all savings passed on to the subscribing member. For further information, a brochure may be obtained from Graham Waite (telephone: (2)80307), or Gill Tombs (telephone: (2)70110) at the University Offices. To obtain a quotation or receive specific information on the covers available, telephone Sun Alliance Connections' Oxford branch on Oxford 244501 and ask for either Louise Cox or Delia Cannon.

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UNIVERSITIES SUPERANNUATION SCHEME

Report and Accounts for the year to 31 March 1996

The Report and Accounts for the year ended 31 March 1996 have been published, and sight of the full copy may be obtained on application to either the USS desk in the Superannuation Office of the University Chest (telephone: (2)70156), or the administration of any of the colleges of the University.

An abridged Trustees' Annual Report in leaflet form for individual Members has been received and distributed to those Members of USS who are paid through the University Chest; further copies may be obtained on request from the Superannuation Office as above.

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CIRCULATION OF THE GAZETTE TO RETIRED SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

It has been decided that any former member of Congregation over the age of seventy-five who is resident in Oxford may continue to receive the Gazette, if he or she so wishes, on application in writing to the Information Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Such applications must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Arabic classes

Classes in Modern Standard Arabic at levels 1, 2, and 3 are continuing to be held at the Centre this term, starting on Monday, 20 January.

Requests for further details and registration should be directed to the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street (first floor), Oxford OX1 2AR (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

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Arabic classes for the study of the Qur'an

Classes are continuing to be held for those wishing to improve their Arabic for the Study of the Qur'an, starting on Friday, 24 January, at 5 p.m.

Requests for further details and registration should be directed to Dr Basil Mustafa, the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR (telephone: Oxford (2)78730).

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UNIVERSITY CLUB

Wine-tastings

Wine-tastings will be held at 5.45 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the University Club, 6–8 South Parks Road. All members and their guests are welcome, the fee being £2 per person.

29 Jan.: red wines from southern France.

5 Mar.: recent additions to the wine list.

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Soirée musicale: Baudelaire et Verlaine en musique

FLORENCE MILLON, Royal College of Music, London (soprano), and REBECCA WOOLCOCK, Royal College of Music, London (piano) will perform works by Baudelaire and Verlaine, to settings by Duparc, Debussy, Fauré, and Ravel, at 8.15 p.m. on Thursday, 6 March, in the Maison Française.

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Film-showings

The following films will be shown at 8.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maison Française.

For details of this term's lectures at the Maison, see `Lectures' below.

28 Jan.: Alphaville (Jean-Luc Godard, 1965; 98 minutes; sub-titled)

4 Feb.: JLG/JLG, autoportrait de décembre (Jean-Louis Leutrat, 1995)

11 Feb.: Masculin-féminin (Jean- Luc Godard, 1966; 110 minutes; sub-titled)

18 Feb.: Week-end (Jean-Luc Godard, 1967; 95 minutes; sub-titled)

25 Feb.: Passion (Jean-Luc Godard, 1982; 87 minutes; sub-titled)

4 Mar.: Je vous salue Marie (Jean-Luc Godard, 1984; 65 minutes; sub-titled)

11 Mar.: `Détective (Jean-Luc Godard, 1985; 95 minutes; sub-titled)

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Lectures

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NEWTON–ABRAHAM LECTURE 1997

DR B. GÄHWILER, Brain Research Institute, University of Zürich, Newton–Abraham Professor 1996–7, will deliver the Newton–Abraham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 February, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Subject: `Causes and consequences of epilepsy in the hippocampus: new insights from in vitro studies.'

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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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JENKINSON MEMORIAL LECTURE

DR J. SMITH, National Institute for Medical Research, will deliver a Jenkinson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Subject: `How to make mesoderm: inducing signals and responding genes.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Social Geography Seminars

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

Details of the 7 March seminar will be announced later.

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, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Geography.

PROFESSOR J. REX, Warwick
24 Jan.: `Ethnic mobilisation and multi- culturalism in Europe.'

D. HOWARD
31 Jan.: `Colouring the nation: race and ethnicity in the Dominican Republic.'

M. FITZGERALD, Home Office Research Unit
7 Feb.: `Ethnic minorities, victimisation, and racial harassment.'

DR K. ANDERSON, Cambridge
14 Feb.: `Chinatowns reoriented: beyond a cultural politics of race and difference.'

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.'

DR J. BESSON, Goldsmith's College, London
14 Mar.: `Jamaican maroon landscape.'

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Research Seminars

J. RATHBONE will give a seminar at 4.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 January, in the School of Geography. Further seminars in this series will be announced later.

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.

 

Subject: ` "Whether the weather worsens the wheeze"—the influence of climatic factors on ashtma.'

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Institute of Biological Anthropology

Biological Anthropology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Pauling Human Sciences Centre.

PROFESSOR P. DONNELLY
30 Jan.: `Modelling microsatellite evolution.'

DR E. COLEMAN
6 Feb.: `Individual variation in the TNF response to malaria.'

DR M. JOBLING, Leicester
13 Feb.: `Y chromosome minisatellites and human history.'

DR A. PLUMPTRE
20 Feb.: `The effects of selective timber harvesting on primate ecology and behaviour in Budongo Forest.'

PROFESSOR J. BETRANPETIT, Barcelona
27 Feb.: `Molecular perspective on European evolution.'

DR N. NEWTON-FISHER, Cambridge
6 Mar.: `Associated dynamics and decision-making in wild chimpanzees.'

DR S. BEARDER, Oxford Brookes
13 Mar.: `Primates in African forest refugia.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Plants Sciences: research talks

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

PROFESSOR H. THOMAS, Aberystwyth
23 Jan.: `Leaf senescence and how to interfere with it.'

DR Y. SHACHAR-HILL, USDA–Eastern Regional Research Center, Philadelphia
30 Jan.: `Intermediary carbon metabolism in VA mycorrhizae.'

DR J.W.S. BROWN, Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie
6 Feb.: `Exon scanning in plant splicing and plant snoRNAs.'

DR J.A. BAILEY, Leicester
13 Feb.: `Building a plasmodium: development in the slime mould Physarum polycephalum.'

DR G. COUPLAND, John Innes Centre, Norwich
20 Feb.: `Genes that regulate flowering time in Arabidopsis.'

PROFESSOR J. GRACE, Edinburgh
27 Feb.: `Tropical forests, the global carbon cycle and climate change.'

DR J.A.H. MURRAY, Cambridge
6 Mar.: `The role of D cyclins in plant growth and development.'

PROFESSOR C.F. HIGGINS
13 Mar.: `ABC transporters and channels: from microbes to multi-drug resistance and cystic fibrosis.'

DR M. MAHAN, California, Santa Barbara
20 Mar.: `Bacterial infection as assessed by in vivo gene expression.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Laboraory of Ophthalmology: lunch-time seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. The moderator is Dr Neville N. Osborne. P. URSELL
27 Jan.: `Digital image analysis of secondary cataract.'

DR N. OSBORNE
3 Feb.: `How do [beta]-blockers lower secretion and subsequently IOP?'

MR J. WOOD
10 Feb.: `Apoptosis and RPE cells.'

DR M. NASH
17 Feb.: `Use of RT-PCR to follow ganglion cell death.'

MR G. CHIDLOW
24 Feb.: `The function of 5- HT1A receptors in the ciliary epithelium.'

DR NORIHIKO YOKOI
3 Mar.: `Temperature and calcium effect on corneal endothelial morphology and barrier function.'

DR B. NAGYOVA
10 Mar.: `Components involved in surface tension of human tears.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

R. CARRELL, Cambridge
28 Jan.: `Heparin and its molecular mechanism.'

A. COOKE, Cambridge
4 Feb.: `Development in insulin- dependent diabetes mellitus in NOD mice.'

P. RATCLIFFE
11 Feb.: `Oxygen sensing and vascular biology.'

A. BALLARO and B. CASADEI
18 Feb.: (A.B.) `Seasonal variation in aneurysm rupture.'
(B.C.) `Cardiac physiology of thoracoscopic sympathectomy.'

P. PHILLIPS
25 Feb.: `Vasopressin antagonism: physiological and pharmacological.'

G. LIBERTINY
4 Mar.: `Deep venous thrombosis in peripheral vascular disease.'

C. CHAN
11 Mar.: `Vascular targeting of gene therapy.'

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Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Conveners: J. Kenwright, BM, MA, Nuffield Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, and M.J.O. Francis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Orthopaedic Surgery.

DR A. NICHOLLS, Cambridge
24 Feb.: `Collagen defects.'

PROFESSOR M. RANG, Toronto
3 Mar.: `New methods of fixation of children's fractures.'

MR D. PORTER
10 Mar.: `Genetics of heritable multiple exostosis.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Differential Equations and Applications Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the common room, Dartington House.

Conveners: J.R. Ockendon, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Applicable Mathematics (telephone: (2)70513), and S.D. Howison, MA, M.Sc., D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics (telephone: (2)70500).

DR A. CARPIO, Madrid
30 Jan.: `Discrete models for dislocations.'

DR E.J. HINCH, Cambridge
6 Feb.: `Some free-surface flows.'

PROFESSOR P.A. GLENDINNING, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
13 Feb.: `Bifurcations in almost symmetric systems.'

DR R. HUNT
20 Feb.: `Spatially developing flows.'

DR J.G. BYATT-SMITH, Edinburgh
27 Feb.: to be announced.

PROFESSOR A.C. KING, Birmingham
6 Mar.: to be announced.

DR J.N. DEWYNNE, Southampton
13 Mar.: `Some mathematical problems in finance.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

From the Renaissance to the Enlightenment

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Jonathan Mallinson, Trinity College, Siofra Pierse, Trinity College, and Anne Charlton, New College.

H. PHILLIPS, University of Manchester
23 Jan.: `Language and theatricality in the tragedies of Corneille.'

S. COANE
6 Feb.: `Illustrating the récit de voyage: the case of François Le Vaillant' (with illustrations).

MS PIERSE
6 Mar.: `Une histoire or l'histoire?: the case of Voltaire's Le Siècle de Louis XIV.'

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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 C.P. Thompson, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

DR R. PROUT
21 Jan.: `Does Cuban socialism cause Aids? Virus and ideology in Norbog's Socialism or Death.'

DR J.M. LOSADA-GOYA
28 Jan.: `Angels in modern Spanish literature: Lorca, Alberti, and Juan Ramón Jiménez.'

PROFESSOR I. MACPHERSON, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
11 Feb.: `Conceits and connections: three golden-aged sonnets at work.'

N. MCKINLAY
18 Feb.: `Cryptic cartoons: Lorca's Canciones.'

M. LEWIS
25 Feb.: `Ortega y Gasset and the Second Spanish Republic.'

A. MAYO
4 Mar.: `Donne's Spain and Lope's England.'

DR C. PONTE, King's College, London
11 Mar.: `The Portuguese Hieronymites.' (Joint meeting with the Portuguese Graduate Seminar)

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MODERN HISTORY

Graduate seminar in American history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room VII, Brasenose College.

Conveners: S.M. Gillon, MA, University Lecturer in the History of the USA since 1875, and J.S. Rowett, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

PROFESSOR A. BADGER, Cambridge
24 Jan.: `The Southern Manifesto of 1956.'

PROFESSOR J. POLE
31 Jan.: `The principle of free speech in Britain and the United States.'

PROFESSOR R. MIDDLEKAUFF
7 Feb.: `The grand manner: American narrative historians in the twentieth century.'

MS J. SILLERY
14 Feb.: `The special relationship in action: the case of British Guiana.'

PROFESSOR J.N. RAKOVE, Stanford
21 Feb.: `The origins of judicial review: a plea for a new subject.'

PROFESSOR A. BRINKLEY, Columbia
28 Feb.: `The New Deal and American liberalism.'

DR G. DAVIES, Lancaster
7 Mar.: `The unsuspected radicalism of the Social Security Act.'

PROFESSOR B. SHAFER
14 Mar.: `Partisan elites in American politics, 1946–96: George Meany, Hugh Scott, George McGovern, Ralph Reed, and Vilfredo Pareto.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be given at 3 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: J.R. Baines, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Egyptology, J.A. Black, B.Phil., MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Akkadian, and S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville College.

J. HUEHNERGARD, Harvard
28 Jan.: `What is Aramaic?'

K. SPENCE, Cambridge
11 Feb.: `On the interpretation of orientation in Egyptian monumental architecture.'

A. VINOGRADOFF
4 Mar.: `The eternal bow: Egypt and the world around.'

E. OREN, Beersheva
11 Mar.: `Archaeology of cult: new evidence from Middle Bronze Age Canaan.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Physics Colloquia

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

Conveners: R.J. Nicholas, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Physics, and G.G. Ross, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Theoretical Physics.

DR S. POPESCU, Cambridge
31 Jan.: `What is quantum computing?'

PROFESSOR G. PICKETT, Lancaster
7 Feb.: `Supercold superfluid He3: an armchair universe, particle detector, cosmic string simulator, and NMR paradise.'

PROFESSOR N. ALFORD, South Bank
21 Feb.: `Ten years of high Tc superconductivity success or failure.'

PROFESSOR J. BALDWIN, Cambridge
28 Feb.: `The sharpest astronomical images: how and why.'

PROFESSOR R.J. CASHMORE
7 Mar.: `Inside the proton: quarks, gluons, and quantum chromodynamics.'

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Geophysical and Nonlinear Fluid Dynamics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory.

The seminars are arranged by the Sub-department of Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics, in association with the Mathematical Institute. They are organised by Dr M. Collins, AOPP (telephone: (2)72086), and Ms I. Gilmour, Mathematical Institute (telephone: (2)70520).

Conveners: I.M. Moroz, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics, and P.L. Read, MA, University Lecturer in Physics.

PROFESSOR R. HIDE
27 Jan.: `Potential vorticity and potential magnet field in magnetohydrodynamics: new theories and geophysical applications.'

DR D. DRAPER, Bath
3 Feb.: to be announced.

DR M. MULDOON, UMIST
10 Feb.: `Analysing time series from spatially extended systems.'

DR P. LUCAS, University of Manchester
17 Feb.: `Achieving the impossible: imaging convection patterns in helium, using low temperature optics.'

DR A. NEW, Southampton Oceanography Centre
24 Feb.: `DYNAMO: an ocean model intercomparison project.'

S. MUNIANDY
3 Mar.: `Wavelet analysis in the modelling of turbulence.'

DR A. FOWLER
10 Mar.: `After the flood: the mechanics and predictability of jökulhlaups, with reference to the recent eruption and flood from Vatnajökull, Iceland.'

MR A. LOVEGROVE
17 Mar.: `A degenerate bifurcation in a two-layer model of baroclinic instability.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Pharmacology and anatomical pharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the University Department of Pharmacology.

DR C.D. RICHARDS, Royal Free Hospital Medical School, London
28 Jan.: `Molecular and cellular basis of general anaesthesia.'

DR E. BUHL
4 Feb.: `Neuronal microcircuits: untangling the cortical Information Super- highway.'

DR P. LIPP, Babraham Institute, Cambridge
11 Feb.: `Subcellular aspects of cardiac calcium signalling.'

DR S. BOLSOVER, UCL
18 Feb.: `Calcium influx and axonal outgrowth.'

DR S.J. MOSS, UCL
4 Mar.: `Assembly, localisation, and regulation of GABAA receptors.'

DR M. EVANS
11 Mar.: `A novel K+ current may act as a mediator of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

MR W. MARSDEN, Director, Americas Command, the Foreign Office, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 February, in Nuffield College.

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

 

Subject: `North American relations with the UK and the EU: an action agenda.'

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THEOLOGY, ORIENTAL STUDIES

Seminar in Eastern Christian Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies, and K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies.

DR A. MAKHLOUF
28 Jan.: `Christology in Arab Christian writers: threads in the seamless robe.'

D. WILMHURST
11 Feb.: `The origins of the Uniate Chaldaean Church: the myth and the truth.'

DR J.A. MUNITIZ, SJ
25 Feb.: `Exploring the Questions and Answers of Anastasius of Sinai.'

T. GRDZELIDZE
11 Mar.: `The concept of relationship (skhesis) and the Church in the Mystagogia of St Maximus the Confessor.'

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RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Library, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology.

Convener: M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Archaeological Science.

D. STONEHAM
6 Feb.: `Archaeology and murder—the Julie Dart case.'

S. CATHER, Courtauld Institute of Art
20 Feb.: `Investigating environmental causes of deterioration to wall paintings.'

A. HUGGETT, Cambridge
6 Mar.: `A new method for cross-dating tree ring width sequences.'

J. MITCHELL
13 Mar.: `An investigation and comparison of lithic use-wear traces by computer- based image analysis.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Differential equations, computational mathematics, and applications seminars

The following seminars will be held on 3 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory, unless indicated otherwise.

Co-ordinators: S.D. Howison (telephone: (2)70500), E. Süli (telephone: (2)73880), and J. Scott, RAL (telephone: 01235 445131).

PROFESSOR C.J. BUDD, Bath
23 Jan.: `Self-similarity, adaptivity, and the porous medium equation.'

PROFESSOR J. PRYCE, Shrivenham
30 Jan., 2 p.m., RAL: `Solving systems of differential algebraic equations by Taylor series.'

DR G. MOORE, Imperial College, London
6 Feb.: `Comparison of algorithms for computing homoclinic orbits.'

DR P. JIMACKS, Leeds
13 Feb.: `On spatial adaptivity and interpolation errors when using the method of lines.'

DR A. RAMAGE, Strathclyde
20 Feb.: `Iterative solution methods for advection-diffusion problems.'

DR M. MARLETTA, Leicester
27 Feb.: `Spectral inclusion, spectral exactness, and numerical solution of higher order ODE eigenvalue problems.'

S. ZITNEY, AspenTech
6 Mar., 2 p.m., RAL: `Sparse matrix methods for dynamic chemical process simulation.'

PROFESSOR S.P. NORSETT, Norwegian Institute of Technology
13 Mar.: `Linear systems in Lie groups.'

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Graduate Seminars in Numerical Analysis and Differential Equations: introduction to adaptive finite element methods

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Fox Room, the Computing Laboratory.

P. HOUSTON
28 Jan.: `Multi-dimensional elliptic boundary-value problems. The second model problem: –[delta]u = f.'

E. SÜLI
4 Feb.: `Initial value problems. The third model problem: u' = f.'

P. HOUSTON
11 Feb.: `Parabolic initial boundary value problems. The fourth model problem: u'–[delta]u = f.'

P. HOUSTON
18 Feb.: `Convection-dominated diffusion equations. The fifth model problem: u' + a.[inverse delta]u–[epsilon][delta]u = f.'

E. SÜLI and P. HOUSTON
25 Feb.: `First-order hyperbolic problems. The sixth model problem: u' + a.[inverse delta]u = f.'

C. WILKINS
4 Mar.: `Second-order hyperbolic problems. The seventh model problem: u" – [delta]u = f.'
11 Mar.: `Nonlinear problems. The eighth model problem: u" + [alpha](u)u' – [delta]u = f.'

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Programming Research Group

Strachey Lecture

D. MAY, Bristol, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Wolfson Building, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Reinventing the computer.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.G. Hood, MA, D.Phil., Head of Department and Reader in Criminology, and D.E.R. Faulkner, MA, Senior Research Associate of the Centre.

DR J. RENSHAW, Audit Commission
29 Jan.: `Misspent youth. Young people and crime.'

PROFESSOR J. SHAPLAND, Sheffield
12 Feb.: `The role of the victim in the criminal justice process.'

DR J. DITTON, Sheffield
26 Feb.: `Town centre CCTV: magic bullet or miracle cure?'

P. CAVADINO, Penal Affairs Consortium
12 Mar.: `Parliamentary proceedings on the Crime (Sentences) Bill.'

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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Room, the Department of Educational Studies.

Details of the 10 March seminar will be announced later.

K. NEHAUL
27 Jan.: The seminar will focus on the research for Kamala Nehaul's recent book, The Schooling of Children of Caribbean Heritage (Trentham Books, 1996).

K. SYLVA
3 Feb.: `Real world evaluation: lessons from reading recovery.'

B. JAWORSKI, K. SYLVA, J. SOLOMON, and PROFESSOR R. PRING
17 Feb.: `Jerome Bruner. Celebrating Piaget and Vygotsky: an exercise in dialectic' (includes a recording of Bruner).

PROFESSOR F. INGLIS, Warwick
24 Feb.: `Making do with truth: history and biography.'

DR R. TABERER, National Foundation for Educational Research
3 Mar.: `What can we learn from international comparisons?'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Lectures

Lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the following days in the Maison Française.

For details of this term's film-showings and concert at the Maison, see `Notices' above.

J.-Y. EMPEREUR, Directeur de recherche, CNRS
Thur. 30 Jan.: `La découverte du phare d'Alexandrie.'

J.-L. LEUTRAT, Président de l'université de Paris III
Mon. 3 Feb.: `Gilles Deleuze et le cinéma.'

R. DUCHENE
Fri. 14 Feb.: `Lire Madame de Sévigné d'aujourd'hui.'

E. PICARD, Professeur à l'université de Paris I
Wed. 5 Mar.: `La République: un concept du droit public français.'

C. HAROCHE, Directeur de recherche, CNRS, Paris
Mon. 10 Mar.: `La considération: comportements psychologiques, positions sociales, ou droits juridico-politiques.'

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Research seminars: western European politics—the dynamics of the electorates and party systems

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Maison Française.

G. IVALDI and B. CAUTRES
24 Jan.: `The French case---recent evolutions and trends.'

A. HEATH
7 Feb.: `The British case---recent evolutions and trends.'

D. GOLDEY
14 Feb.: `The Portuguese case---recent evolutions and trends.'

D. HINE 7 Mar.: `The Italian case---recent evolutions and trends.'

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Other meetings

Further details of these meetings may be obtained from the Maison Française (telephone: Oxford (2)74220).

Dominique Vivant Denon, écrivain, voyageur, administrateur

This discussion meeting, with various speakers, will be held on Monday, 24 February, 5–7 p.m., in the Maison Française.

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Science and instrumentation: Franco-British themes since 1800

This Franco-British colloquium, with various speakers, will be held on Monday,13 March (all day), at the Maison Française.

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Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France: l'éducation en France

ROGER ESTABLET, Professeur à l'université de Provence, will lecture at this all-day meeting, to be held on Saturday, 1 March, in the Maison Française. Registration, before 21 February, costs £1; lunch, £7.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Economic Development Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Details of the 20 February seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: Professor R. Cassen, Mr S. Lall, and Professor F. Stewart.

B. HARRIS-WHITE
23 Jan.: `From Green Revolution to rural industrialisation in south India.'

E. AMMAN
30 Jan.: `The Brazilian capital goods industry and technology transfer.'

S. LALL
6 Feb.: `Opening up and closing down? Import liberalisation and industrial technology in sub-Saharan Africa.'

J. JAMES, Tübingen
13 Feb.: `Public choice, technology, and industrialisation in Tanzania: some paradoxes.'

M. LIPTON, Sussex
27 Feb.: `Accounting for poverty: some economic and demographic arithmetic underlying recent and future trends in poverty in Asia.'

A.H. SOMJEE, Simon Fraser
6 Mar.: `Growing pragmatism in Asian societies.'

J. TEMPLE
13 Mar.: to be announced.

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Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Small Dining Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

As discussion will start promptly at 1 p.m., those wishing to attend are asked to arrive a little earlier. Coffee will be provided.

Convener: Frances Stewart, Queen Elizabeth House.

N. MAXWELL
27 Jan.: `Hong Kong: St Chris and the Dragon—or the Patten Provocation?'

S. OTHMAN
3 Feb.: `International attitudes to the Nigerian crisis.'

F. MACAULAY
10 Feb.: `Gender and decentralisation in Latin America.'

V. FITZGERALD
24 Feb.: `Rethinking development assistance in a global economy.'

P. CAREY
3 Mar.: `Indonesia faces the twenty- first century.'

R. BARBER
10 Mar.: `Elitism in development.'

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Agrarian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Abdul Raufu Mustapha, Nandini Gooptu, and James Fairhead.

M. VAUGHAN
4 Feb.: `Peasants and the state in Zambia and Malawi.'

S.S. JODHKA, Hyderabad
18 Feb.: to be announced.

A. KNIGHT
4 Mar.: `The peasantry and the state in twentieth-century Mexico.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

ROBIN L. JUNI, George Washington University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 27 January, in the Library, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Subject: `Dispute resolution systems and environmental regulation—comparing the US and UK experience.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Brasenose Programme in Hellenic Studies

Seminars in Ancient Greek Medicine: from the `Father of Medicine' to the `Prince of Physicians'

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Brasenose College.

Convener: F.G.B. Millar, MA, D.Phil., D.Litt., Fellow of Brasenose College and Camden Professor of Ancient History.

V. LANGHOLF, Hamburg
14 Feb.: `Hippocrates, the "Father of Medicine".'

J. LONGRIGG, Newcastle
21 Feb.: `Medicine and history/epidemic and society: the Great Plague of Athens.'

P. VAN DER ELJK, Newcastle
28 Feb.: `The "second Hippocrates": Diocletes of Carystus.'

H. VON STADEN, Yale
7 Mar.: `Alexandrian medical science.'

V. NUTTON, Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, London
14 Mar.: `The "Prince of Physicians": Galen's philosophical autobiography.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Notice of amendment to seminar series

The seminar series, `The constraints on British Governments: how much difference can a change of governing party now make?', organised by Ms Janet Anderson, MP, Professor Archie Brown, and Mr Edward Garnier, MP, has been affected by the breakdown of pairing arrangements in the House of Commons. As a result, the seminars scheduled for the first and second weeks of term have had to be cancelled. Anyone interesting in attending subsequent seminars (on Tuesdays at 5 p.m.) should check either on that day or the previous day that the particular seminar is going ahead. This can be done by telephoning St Antony's ((2)74496).

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 1997

The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution

The Wolfson College Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Hall, Wolfson College. They will be given on Tuesdays, except for the first lecture, to be given on Thursday, 23 January. The lectures are open to the public.

PROFESSOR LORD RENFREW, Cambridge
23 Jan.: `Approaches to world linguistic diversity.'

PROFESSOR C. STRINGER, Natural History Museum
28 Jan.: `The evolution of Homo sapiens: fossil and genetic evidence.'

PROFESSOR D. RINGE, Pennsylvania
4 Feb.: `Language classification: scientific and unscientific methods.'

PROFESSOR G. DOVER, Leicester
11 Feb.: `Human evolution: our turbulent genes and why we are not chimps.'

DR B. SYKES
18 Feb.: `Using genes to map human population structure and origins.'

PROFESSOR S. PÄÄBO, Zoologisches Institut, Munich
25 Feb.: `Ancient DNA.'

PROFESSOR R. WARD
4 Mar.: `Language and genes in the Americas.'

SIR WALTER BODMER
1 Mar.: `Human genetic diversity and disease susceptibility.'

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

PROFESSOR D. GANCZ, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 30 January, in the Lee Building, Christ Church. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Charlemagne in Hell.'

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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, EC 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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Administrative procedures in respect of externally sponsored research

Members of the University are reminded that it is a requirement of the General Board that all applications for externally funded support must be endorsed on behalf of the University through the Research Services Office before they are dispatched to the sponsor, whether or not this is required by the funding body. (This includes, for example, bodies such as the Leverhulme Trust, and other charities and EC programmes which do not specifically ask for administrative authorisation.)

The reason for the requirement is twofold: namely (i) to ensure that the funds being requested are adequate for the purpose and the costing rules of the funding body have been applied correctly, and (ii) to ensure that the University would be in a position to undertake the obligations arising from an award and that these do not contravene University policy.

The detailed arrangements are as follows: applicants for research grants should submit their applications, together with a completed copy of the University's outside grant form (OG12), to Room 330, Research Services Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, telephone (2)70146—leaving three clear working days for them to be processed.

In connection with the acceptance of awards and signature of contracts it should be noted that Statutes, Tit. X, cl. 2, provides that `no official of the University or any other person employed by the University or working in or in connection with any department of or under the control of the University shall in connection with any invention, discovery, or patent, or ... process, or manufacture have authority to make any representations on behalf of the University or to enter into any contract on behalf of the University or to be concerned in any transaction whatsoever in connection therewith on behalf of the University except with the express consent of Council'.

The relevant officials in the Research Services Office have been given authority to approve applications for external funds in support of research and the terms of contracts in straightforward cases under this provision: in more complicated cases, specific authority is necessary.

Enquiries related to any aspect of externally sponsored research should be directed to the Research Services Office, whose staff would be pleased to help.

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SIR JOHN HICKS FUND

The Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund invites applications from members of the University for grants towards the costs of research in economic history. Applications will be considered from undergraduates, graduate students, and members of academic staff, and may related to research into the economic history of any period or country.

Applicants should (a) provide sufficient information about the general nature of their research to establish that it falls within the field of economic history; and (b) specify the precise nature and cost of the expenditure for which a grant is requested. They should also give the name of one referee who might be consulted by the committee.

It is intended by the committee that grants should normally be made for sums of up to £250, though this may on occasion be exceeded. Retrospective grants will be made only in exceptional circumstances.

The committee will consider applications twice in each year. The closing date for the first round is Monday of the third week of Hilary Term, and for the second round Monday of the third week of Trinity Term. Applications should be sent to Mrs E.A. Macallister, Secretary of the Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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Examinations and Boards

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1997

Master of Philosophy

Economic and Social History: C.H. FEINSTEIN, MA, Fellow of All Souls

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Master of Science

Economic and Social History: C.H. FEINSTEIN, MA, Fellow of All Souls

 

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Master of Studies

Historical Research: C.S.L. DAVIES, MA, Fellow of Wadham (address: Modern History Faculty)

Korean Studies: J.B. LEWIS, MA, Fellow of Wolfson (address: Oriental Institute)

Modern History: W.E.S. THOMAS, MA, Student of Christ Church

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SUB-FACULTY OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE

Honour Schools of Engineering Science Part I 1998, Engineering and Computing Science Part I 1998, and Engineering and Materials Part I 1998

Engineering and Society

Alternative approved topics for Engineering and Society for the Part I examination in 1998 are:

a. The History of Technology.

b. Completion of the French Language Course organised by the University Language Centre on behalf of the Sub-faculty of Engineering Science.

c. Computing.

d. Economics.

e. Materials.

Details of essay titles will be circulated to candidates individually.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties and the Committee for the School of Management Studies will come into effect on 7 February.

1 Boards of the Faculty of Literae Humaniores and Theology

Honour School of Philosophy and Theology

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

As for the Honour School of Theology (see 3 (a) below).

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2 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Honour School of Oriental Studies

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

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 448, delete ll. 48–9 and substitute `Noguchi Yukio, 1940 Nen Taisei: Saraba "Senjikeizai", (Tôyô Keizai Shinpôsha, 1995), Chapters 8, 9, 10, pp. 133–99).'

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3 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) Honour School of Theology

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

1 In Gazette, No. 4408, 11 July 1996, p. 1377, col. 2, in paper (1) delete `(e) Ezekiel 1–18.'.

2 Ibid., in paper (2), delete `(e) Isaiah 40–55.'

3 Ibid., p. 1378, col. 2, in paper (7) delete `(b) The Theology ... Romans 3 to 8.' and substitute:

`(bThe Theology and Exegesis of Isaiah 40–55 and Ezekiel 1–18 in English or of Isaiah 40–45 in Hebrew

Candidates will be expected to show a general knowledge of Isaiah 40–55 and Ezekiel 1–18 in English or of Isaiah 40–5 in Hebrew.

Passages from the texts will be set for comment and (for candidates offering the Hebrew text) for translation.'

4 Ibid., in paper (9), delete `1198' and substitute `1200'.

(b) Pass School of Theology

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

1 As for Honour School of Theology (see 3 (a) above).

2 In Gazette, no. 4408, 11 July 1996, p. 1383, col. 1, cl. 2, delete `1198' and substitute `1200'.

(c) B.Th. in Theology

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 960, l. 7. after `three years.' insert `Candidates must, if admitted after 1 September 1995, be members of the University'.

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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

M.J.H. STIFF, St Cross: `"Through a glass darkly": seventh- to ninth-century vessel glass from wics and emporia in north-western Europe'.
Ashmolean Museum, Wednesday, 29 January, 10 a.m.
Examiners: A.G. Macgregor, U. Nèsman.

 

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Biological Sciences

J. SUTTON, Trinity, `Requirement for TAT activation of TAR in rodent cells'.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Thursday, 30 January, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: W. James, J. McKeating.

B.E. MOFFATT, Green College: `Characteristics of human complement. Factor H and A comparison with factor H-like proteins in other species'.
Department of Biochemistry, Friday, 21 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.J. Day, M.P. Esnouf.

HYEON SUCK SON, University: Prediction of membrane protein structure'.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Tuesday, 18 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.M. Goodfellow, W.G. Richards.

 

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Clinical Medicine

J. SINGH, Exeter: `A study of QT interval dynamics using twenty-four hour holter monitoring. Department of Pharmacology, Thursday, 6 February, 10 a.m.
Examiners: P.D. Dennis, P. Taggart.

LI LYNA ZHANG, Wolfson: `Mechanistic studies of endo-metrial angiogenesis'.
Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Friday, 7 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: I.Z. MacKenzie, tai-ping fan.

 

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Law

L. BARSHACK, Worcester: `Dworking on political practice and argumentation'.
New College, Thursday, 6 February, 5.30 p.m.
Examiners: E.J. Frazer, D.N. Maccormick.

 

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Mathematical Sciences

R.W. PACK, St John's: `Products of topological groups'.
Computing Laboratory, Monday, 27 January, 11 a.m.
Examiners: G.M. Reed, J. van Mill.

 

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Medieval and Modern Languages

R. DAVIES, Queen's: `La Espana Moderna: the Cultural Review and Spain (1889–1914)' St Peter's, Monday, 10 February, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: J. Labanyi, E.A. Southworth.

 

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Modern History

P. SIEVERT-BLOM, Merton: `Martin Buber and the spiritual revolution of the Prague Bar Kochba: nationalist rhetoric and the politics of beauty'.
St John's, Tuesday, 18 March, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.E. Aschheim, R.N.N. Robertson.

B. THOMAS, Lincoln: `The paragone debate and sixteenth-century Italian art'.
Ashmolean Museum, Friday, 31 January, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: T.H. Wilson, F. Quiviger.

 

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Physical Sciences

D. BROWN, Jesus: `The composite sills of Strath, Isle of Skye'.
Department of Earth Sciences, Friday, 14 February, 10 a.m.
Examiners: J.D. Bell, C.H. Emeleus.

 

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Psychological Studies

F. REDINGTON, Somerville: `What is learnt in artificial grammar learning?' Department of Experimental Psychology, Wednesday, 29 January, 12 noon.
Examiners: Z. Dienes, K. Plunkett.

 

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Social Studies

S.G. BROOK, Pembroke: `Historical materialism: a study of the thought of Galvano Della Volpe'.
Social Studies Faculty Centre, Thursday, 6 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.W. Burrow, R. Bellamy.

E.M. SZEKELY-PARDO, St Antony's: `The economics of poverty, inequality and wealth accumulation in Mexico'.
Nuffield, Friday, 28 February, 11 a.m.
Examiners: A.B. Atkinson, V. Bulmer-Thomas.

 

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Theology

M. WRIGHT, CHRIST CHURCH: `Moses redivivus: twentieth-century America and the re-presentation of a biblical narrative.'
Examination Schools, Friday, 2 May, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J. Barton, W. Telford.

 

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF LETTERS

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

Anthropology and Geography

J. DUCKWORTH, Worcester: `Wall Street in the City of London'.
School of Geography, Monday, 17 February, 11 a.m.
Examiners: W.D. Macmillan, N. Thrift.

 

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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OBITUARY

St Hugh's College

PHYLLIS MAY HARTNOLL, 8 January 1997; commoner 1926–9. Aged 90.

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ELECTIONS

Linacre College

To a Professorial Fellowship (from 1 January 1997):

PROFESSOR J.C. BRIDEN, MA, IBM Director, Environmental Change Unit

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St Hugh's College

To Jubilee Exhibitions:

ALEXANDRA FRANCES GOODEN, formerly of Kingswood School, Bath

ALEXANDRA EMILY LOUISE MARCHANT, formerly of Tring School

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PRIZES

St Hugh's College

Elizabeth Wordsworth Essay Prize:

SHASHI JAYAKUMAR

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Hilary Haworth Essay Prize:

MATTHEW SIMON HUNT

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Editing service offered by local Oxford social studies D.Phil., formerly on national financial daily. Also experienced copy-editor of longer manuscripts. Can convert abstruse or clumsy language into clear, elegant writing. Economics, history, politics, sociology refined. Tel.: 01993 832092, e-mail: 100555.132@compuserve.com.

Domestic Services

Blue House is a small, intimate nursery for children 2½–5 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff. All pre- school activities. Our aims are to encourage independence, self-confidence, and social skills. Safe secluded garden. Afternoon vacancies from Easter and a waiting list is available. Tel.: Oxford 247877.

An Au Pair is required in Hamburg/Germany from May by a young family with one baby. Preferably twenties and non-smoker. Duties are to look after the baby for three days a week only. Will have room with separate entrance, own bath and kitchen. Tel.: 0049-40-820636, fax: 820177 (we will call back).

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

Hertford College: payroll clerk required to deal with the college's payroll of about 120 people. Experience with computerised payroll systems essential. Part-time, 17½ hours p.w.; university scale 3—£10,276–£11,895, pro rata. Further details and applications forms (to be returned by 3 Feb.) from the College Secretary, Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BW. Tel.: Oxford (2)79423.

St Clare's, Oxford: short courses in 18th- c., 19th-c., and 20th-c. literature, history, garden design, and classical music for native speakers. Easter: 24 Mar.–4 Apr.; spring: 26 May–28 June; summer: 12 July–23 Aug. Positions available for full-/part- time/occasional tutors/lecturers, activity/course leaders. Call Tom for details. Tel.: Oxford 552031.

Renal Unit, Churchill Hospital. Interesting and stimulating post as a full-time secretary to a consultant. Good word-processing skills essential. Knowledge of medical terminology is important but training will be given to an experienced candidate. Hours 8.30 a.m.–5 p.m. Grade 3/4. Salary £9,261–£13,044. Closing date: 31 Jan. Interview date: 14 Feb., a.m. Apply to Sheila Otway, Renal Unit, Churchill Hospital, Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LJ. Tel.: Oxford 225803, fax: 225773.

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Volunteer sought

Volunteer sought for University Alumni Office. `Crossed Quills' is a pen club for Oxford graduates who wish to write to other Oxonians around the world. A volunteer is sought to run this service. The office uses MS Word 6 for Windows and a basic knowledge of this software will be necessary. A few hours' work 3 or 4 times a year is required. Contact Margaret Whitehouse. Tel.: Oxford (2)78128, fax: (2)78180.

 

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Houses to Let

Jack Straw's Lane, Headington, near centre, hospital, universities: detached house, furnished, 4 bedrooms (one with en-suite), study, large kitchen and living room, 80-ft front and 110-ft rear garden with summer- house. Available from Aug. while owner is on leave. £1,500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 308362.

Osney Island (walking distance from city centre, etc.), light and charming 2-bedroom house; 2 reception rooms (or extra double bedroom and one reception), gas c.h., unfurnished or partly furnished (negotiable). To let for 6 months in first instance, £645 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)78913 (day), or 510558 (evening).

Charming cottage on edge of village 12 miles north-west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/study. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Beams, inglenook fire. South-facing. Very private walled patio garden. Garage. Suit caring non-smoking couple. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

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.

Beautiful period family house in Old Kidlington (5 miles Oxford city centre); 4 bedrooms, bathroom, large farmhouse kitchen, large sitting-room, garden, c.h. Available mid-Jan. £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 513816 (office hours), or 842103 (evenings and weekends).

Short-term accommodation. Comfortable cottages in Witney, 12 miles west of Oxford. Fully furnished and well equipped. Frequent bus service to Oxford. Sleep 2/6. £695 p.c.m. or £195 p.w. Non-smokers only. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 01993 771014.

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.

Furnished central North Oxford house 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).

 

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House available to let or for sale

Beckley: Oxford 5 miles, John Radcliffe 3 miles; 3-bedroom unfurnished bungalow to let or for sale. Idyllic rural position near village church. Available now. Rent £850 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 351734.

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Flats to Let

Luxuriously furnished self-contained maisonette in modernised 18th-c. Woodstock (8 miles Oxford); hall, sitting-room, kitchen with washer/drier etc., dining room, private phone, 2 bedrooms, bathroom. £600 p.c.m. One-year let. Tel.: 01993 811488.

Charming flat to rent in Islip, suitable for a professional couple or single person—not for sharing. Tel.: Oxford 376094 (6–8 p.m.).

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes from city centre: delightful and very comfortable flat available now in quiet, civilised family house; large double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, garden. Regret no children or pets. Short or long let. Tel.: Oxford 52400.

 

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Accommodation Offered

Person wanted to share Victorian house in Iffley Fields with two others; 5 minutes to city by bus/bike; large single room with original fireplace; sunny sitting room; dining room; large kitchen with all mod cons; bathroom; garden; gas central heating. Available Feb.; £225 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 722067.

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 Polish woman scientist (postdoctoral) coming to the Department of Zoology for 3 weeks from about 27 May, wants a bed-sit with some cooking facilities, and preferably within easy reach of South Parks Road. Contact Dr John Clarke, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS. Tel.: Oxford (2)71234 (office), or 558055 (home).

University lecturer in French, responsible, female, non-smoker, seeks house-sitting in Oxford for a period or periods between 24 Mar. and the end of Aug., owing to impending leave. Cat care no problem if required. Conditions negotiable; all serious offers welcome. Dr Meryl Tyers, 46 Airlie Street, Glasgow G12 9TR. Tel.: 0141-339 6231, e-mail: mlst@arts.gla.ac.uk.

Political scientist visiting from Germany with spouse and two small children seeks furnished house or flat to rent from Jan./Feb. for 9 or 10 months. Must be near University. Herbert Dittgen. Tel. (USA): 619 550 0345, fax: 619 534 6447, e-mail: hdittgen@weber.ucsd.edu.

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

The Oxford Christian Institute for Counselling (OCIC) seeks to rent temporary accommodation for 12 months from July. Our needs are 6 rooms with access to w.c. and kitchen facilities for a min. of 3 days p.w. Contact Sonia Copper, OCIC, 11 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PS. Tel.: Oxford 558154.

Self-contained accommodation sought for a visiting Japanese-American professor (female) from 1 Apr. to summer, preferably St Clement's area, but all reasonably central areas considered. Washing/drying facilities essential. Tel.: Oxford 483922, e-mail: jhendry@brookes.ac.uk.

d'Overbroeck's is now looking for more good family and self- catering accommodation from Jan. for A-level students. Excellent rates and efficient service. Please telephone if you think you can help or would like more information. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

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 Sought to Rent or Exchange

Married couple, academic visitors, seek house in Oxford for at least 1 year, to rent or to exchange for house in Yautepec, Morelos, exactly one hour from Mexico City: wonderful villa in 5,000 sq. mtrs. of fruit trees and flowers, with a large swimming pool (18 by 7 mtrs.), 4 bedrooms (each with bathroom), 3 terraces, kitchen, living- room, dining-room, telephone; all furnished; bus facility but car exchange also possible. Tel.: Oxford 240888, e-mail: ana.nettel@law.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Exchange

Family of four looking for house in the Oxford area in exchange for half-timbered, detached house in small town 25 minutes from Bonn (by car/train), at the edge of the Eifel Mountains. Preferred period: 4 July–16 Aug. Requested: non-smokers, no animals. Professor Dr Eberhard Kreutzer, Am alten Viehwege 61, D53359 Rheinbach, Germany. Tel./fax: 02226 16674.

Edinburgh/Oxford exchange for 5–6 month sabbatical. Central Edinburgh third-floor flat, peaceful and airy, fully furnished, with stunning views of Castle, Arthur's Seat, and Pentland Hills; 20 minutes' walk through the Meadows to university and libraries, 5 minutes from theatres, concert hall, cinemas, swimming-pool, excellent local shops. Double bedroom, single bedroom, study-bedroom, spacious kitchen, bathroom, drawing room with open fire. Available late Mar.–late Sept. in exchange for similar house/flat in central Oxford. Non-smoking. Suit academic/professional couple. Tel.: 0131–229 8154.

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Holiday Lets

Well-appointed 3-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regencós (about 60 miles north-east of Barcelona and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. Sleeps 6; on 2 floors, each a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom, and lounge/dining area; ground floor has large double bedroom, upper floor similar bedroom plus twin-bed room. Attractive roof garden with superb views over surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sun. and will cook delicious meals. £1,000 p.c.m. or £300 p.w. Dr Charles Mould. Tel.: 01993 831747, fax: 831748, e- mail: charles.mould@st-cross.ox.ac.uk.

Island of Hydra, Greece: lovely, quiet family house to let from 29 Mar. onwards. Ideal for writers and painters. No cars. Sleeps 6. Rent £200 p.w. Dr Holland Martin, Sunnybank, Overbury, Tewkesbury, Glos. GL20 7PB. Tel.: 01386 725370.

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Houses for Sale

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.

Attractive semi-detached house in Headington. Sought-after location close to shops, schools, and buses to city centre and London. Four bedrooms (inc. loft conversion), spacious through-lounge, d.g. bay windows, kitchen/breakfast-room with utility area, gas c.h.; 90-ft. rear garden, garage. Offers in region of £120,000. Tel.: Oxford (2)77015/(2)74443 (day), or 63284 (evenings and weekends); e-mail: ppb@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

 

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Flat for sale

Spacious south-facing studio flat in co- ownership housing scheme (Ritchie Court, North Oxford); living area approx. 16 by 12 ft., bed recess 9 by 9 ft. inc. fitted wardrobes, fitted kitchen 9 by 9 ft., hall, bathroom, and walk-in cupboard. Facilities inc. restaurant, guest rooms, and laundry. Tel.: Oxford 510334.

 

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For Sale

New Year—new desk? Large, modern L- shaped desk, flat-packed, with gas-lift working chair, £250. View in Oxford, seller delivers and assembles. Tel.: Oxford (2)77748 (day), or (2)77792 (evenings). n

 

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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 24 January

DR D. SHOTTON: `Seeing molecules' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: the renaissance in optical microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

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

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: ` "Citizens and strangers": the language of citizenship since the late nineteenth century' (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 D. MARQUAND: `Political theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

J. GITTINGS: `The challenge of political reform: China after Deng' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 26 January

PROFESSOR KEVIN CATHCART preaches the Macbride Sermon, Hertford, 10 a.m.

PRIVATE FILM-SHOWING: In Love and War (Professor Richard Attenborough's latest film), Phoenix Cinema, 1 p.m. (admission free to members of the University, no reservations), followed by question-and- answer session. (For details of a related lecture by Professor Attenborough, see under 28 January, below.)

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Monday 27 January

PROFESSOR S. BUCK: `How the Constitution has shaped American environmental policy' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

CONGREGATION elections, 13 February: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

CONGREGATION elections, 20 February: nominations by two members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. CUNICH: `After the end: the fate of Oxford's Benedictine monks at the Dissolution' (St Benet's Hall Centenary Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

 

DR J. LOVELOCK: `The life expectancy of life on earth' (Green College Lectures: `The shape of things to come'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 28 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Management skills for research team leaders—dealing with conflict and negotiation', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Seeking the Stuarts (part 1)', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. STRINGER: `The evolution of Homo sapiens: fossil and genetic evidence' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

LORD ATTENBOROUGH (Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre), and Diana Hawkins: `Making a movie', Bernard Sunley Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m. (for details of related film-showing, see under 26 January, above).

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Wednesday 29 January

DR G. DICKSON: `Chronology, geography, typology of medieval revivalism' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Medieval Pentecostalism—the tradition of charismatic Christian enthusiasm in Western Europe, c.1000–1500'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. BOMFORD: ` "The Invention of Painting in Oyle" ' (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' (first of six Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Lecture Room, Campion Hall, 5 p.m.

DR F. AHEARN: `Psychosocial wellness: the question of measurement' (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).

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting: red wines from southern France, 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

SEBASTIAN BONHOEFFER and

OLIVER FRITZ play cello and piano works by Fauré and Shostakovitch, Wolfson, 8.30 p.m. (admission £2 to Wolfson graduate students, £3 to all others; proceeds to African Medical and Research Foundation).

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Thursday 30 January

DR O. KOLOSOV: `Seeing in the darkness' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: acoustic microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

DR J.L. WILSON: `What price verisimilitude? Photography and the reproduction of books and manuscripts in the nineteenth century' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

K. CHALKEA: `Gender, hierarchy, and development in a Sarakatsani nomad pastoralist community of Epirus, Greece' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

T. GARTON ASH: `Trials, purges, and history lessons: treating the Communist past in Germany and the new democracies of Central Europe' (Modern History Faculty: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. STRATHERN: `Environments within: an ethnographic commentary on scale' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 31 January

DR O. KOLOSOV: `Beyond the wavelength limits' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: acoustic microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to sculpture in western art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: `The nation as "moral community" or "business firm"?' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

D. TOMLINSON: `Post-evangelical theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

P. MONTAGNON: `China's economic success: prospects and implications' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 1 February

REFUGEE STUDIES PROGRAMME meeting: `Towards understanding the crisis in the Great Lakes region', Nissan Building, St Antony's, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. (registration at door, £5).

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Sunday 2 February

THE REVD DR MAURICE WILES preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 3 February

BODLEAN LIBRARY exhibitions open: `Keeper's choice'—a selection of the acquisitions made during the tenure of the retiring Keeper of Printed Books; and `Land and lineage: the world of the nobility and gentry in England, 1500–1700' (both until 3 May).

CONGREGATION elections, 20 February: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

 

DR J. BURGESS: `The economics of tropical forest land use options' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

DR J. SMITH: `How to make mesoderm: inducing signals and responding genes' (Jenkinson Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. GRAY: `The future of human society' (Green College Lectures: `The shape of things to come'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 4 February

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

 

PROFESSOR J. KRISTEVA: `Proust, questions d'identité' (Sir Basil Zaharoff Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. RINGE: `Language classification: scientific and unscientific methods' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. DOUGLAS HURD, MP, and Lord Dahrendorf: `Should there be a common European foreign and defence policy?' (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. (open to all members of the University).

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Wednesday 5 February

DR G. DICKSON: `Medieval Pentecostalism: phenomenology and behaviour' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Medieval Pentecostalism—the tradition of charismatic Christian enthusiasm in Western Europe, c.1000–1500'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. BOMFORD: `Trompe l'oeil, perspective, and illusion' (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' (second of six Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Lecture Room, Campion Hall, 5 p.m.

DR A. AGER: `Psychosocial wellness: the role of research' (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 6 February

DR A. PETFORD-LONG: `Using electrons to see atoms' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: electron microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

H. BELL: `Midwifery and female circumcision in the inter-war Anglo-Egyptian Sudan' (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: `The incarnation of the Word and the Words' (Hussey Lectures on the Church and the Arts: `Discerning the body'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

LORD BELOFF: `Amery and the Constitution—what is new today?' (lecture series: `More thoughts on the Constitution'—to mark fiftieth anniversary of L.S. Amery's Chichele Lectures `Thoughts on the Constitution'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PAUL RICHARDS and Professor Lewis Wolpert: `Is indigenous knowledge science?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society `Head to Head' debates), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Friday 7 February

DR A. PETFORD-LONG: `Watching atoms move' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: electron microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

 

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

 

 

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: `What to do with the "sleeping partner": the incorporation of women' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE REVD PROFESSOR ANDREW LINZEY: `Animal theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

IMOGEN COOPER performs piano works by Schubert, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available in advance from Porters' Lodge).

DR G. SEGAL: `China's security interests: challenges and responses' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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