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GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF
COUNCIL

Decrees

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following decrees, to come into
effect on 10 May.


Decree (1): Composition of the Modern History Board

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the General Purposes Committee of Council, on the
recommendation of Modern History Board and with the concurrence of the Humanities
Board,
amends the composition of the Modern History Board.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 1 (Statutes, 2000, p. 241), after
`Medieval and Modern
Languages,' insert `Modern History,'.

2 Ibid., SCHEDULE (p. 242), delete the list headed `MODERN
HISTORY'.

3 Ibid., § 4, cl. 1 (p. 243), after `Modern Languages,'
insert
`Modern History,'.

4 Ibid., delete:

`Modern History     8    12'.

5 Ibid., cl. 2 (p. 244), delete:

`Modern History     4     6'.

6 Ibid. (p. 250), insert new Sect. XI as follows and renumber
existing
Sectt. XI-XIV (pp. 250--1, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 26 July 2001 and Decree (1) of
25 October 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 1354; Vol. 132, p. 248) as Sectt.
XII--
XV:

`Section XI. Board of the Faculty of Modern History

1. The Board of the Faculty of Modern History shall be constituted as follows:

(1) the Regius Professor of Modern History;

(2) the board's Director of Graduate Studies;

(3) the board's Undergraduate Studies Co-ordinator;

(4) the Chairman of the Faculty of Modern History;

(5)--(15) eleven persons elected by and from among the members of the Faculty of
Modern History holding posts on the establishment or under the aegis of the board.

2. The board may co-opt not more than six additional members in accordance with
Sect.
VI, § 6.'

7 This decree shall have immediate effect, except that the initial
periods
of office of the members of the faculty board elected under (5)--(15) above or co-opted shall
be so varied as to procure a regular rotation of subsequent elections and co-optations.

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Decree (2): Conington Prize

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the General Purposes Committee of Council, on the
recommendation of the Classics and Philosophy Boards and with the concurrence of the
Humanities Board, will enable candidates for the Conington Prize to resubmit their
dissertation in a field different from that of their original dissertation. The faculty boards
consider that the present exclusion of that possibility is unfair to candidates whose work is
interdisciplinary and could therefore be classified as belonging to more than one of the
categories covered by the prize. At the same time opportunity is taken also to correct an
earlier amendment to the decree governing the prize whereby the new Classics Board was
made the board of management in place of the former Literae Humaniores Board, rather
than,
as should be the case, the Classics and Philosophy Boards jointly.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 51, cl. 2 (Statutes, 2000, p. 610, as
amended by Decree (1) of
25 October 2001, Gazette, p. 248), delete `Board of the Faculty of Classics'
and
substitute `Boards of the Faculties of Classics and Philosophy'.

2 Ibid., cl. 3, after `sending in the dissertations,' delete `the
board' and
substitute `the relevant board (that is, the Board of the Faculty of Classics for the fields
specified under (a) and (b) below, and the Board of the
Faculty of
Philosophy for the field specified under (c) below)'.

3 Ibid., after `In case of doubt' delete `the board' and substitute
`the
relevant board'.

4 Ibid., cll. 5 and 8 (p. 611), in each case delete `the board' and
substitute `the relevant board'.

5 Ibid., cl. 6, delete `The board' and substitute `The relevant
board'.

6 Ibid., delete cl. 7 and substitute:

`7. The prize shall not be awarded more than once to the same person. A previously
unsuccessful candidate may resubmit his or her dissertation, or an amended version of it, on
not more than two occasions, subject to the provisions of clause 4 above.'

7 Ibid., cl. 9, delete `the board' and substitute `the two boards'.

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Decree (3): Derby Scholarships and Pelham
Studentship

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the General Purposes Committee of Council, on the
recommendation of the Classics Board and with the concurrence of the Humanities Board,
allows the faculty board to amend the annual value of the Derby Scholarships and the Pelham
Studentship. This change is aimed at making the awards more attractive to students. In recent
years very few applications have been received for the awards, and on occasion no awards
have been made. The main purpose of the trust funds concerned is to provide the respective
awards, with it being permissible to use any surplus income for other purposes related to the
advancement of classical learning.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 79, cl. 1, concerning the Derby Scholarships
(Statutes, 2000, p.
622), delete `and shall be of the annual value of £100 ... state studentship)' and
substitute `. The value of the scholarships shall be determined by the Board of the Faculty
of
Classics.'

2 Ibid., § 265, cl. 6, concerning the Pelham Studentship
(p. 706),
delete `The value ... state studentship' and substitute `The value of the studentship shall be
determined by the Board of the Faculty of Classics'.

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Decree (4): Establishment of Hester Cordelia Parsons
Fund

Explanatory note

The University has received with gratitude the offer of a benefaction, in support of
experimental biological research, from Dr D.S. Parsons, formerly Reader in Physiological
Biochemistry and Fellow of Merton College, in memory of Dr Parsons's mother, Mrs Hester
Cordelia Parsons. The Life and Environmental Sciences Board welcomes this generous gift,
and the following decree establishes the Hester Cordelia Parsons Fund accordingly.

Text of Decree (4)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 2000, p. 704), insert § 260:

`§ 260. Parsons Fund

1. The benefaction received from Dr D.S. Parsons, formerly Reader in Physiological
Biochemistry and Fellow of Merton College, and any further sums which may be contributed
for the same purpose, shall constitute a fund, to be called the Hester Cordelia Parsons Fund,
which shall provide support for the costs of research in the experimental biological sciences,
in particular to support research which applies the physical sciences in experimental
bioscience, and for the support of promising experimental scientists in the development of
novel experimental methods at the boundaries of physical, chemical, and biological sciences.

2. The fund shall be administered, under the Life and Environmental Sciences Board,
by
a board of management consisting of:

(1) the Head of the Life and Environmental Sciences Division or his or her deputy,
who
shall be chairman;

(2) a member of the Faculty of Biological Sciences appointed by the Life and
Environmental Sciences Board;

(3) a member of the Faculty of Physical Sciences appointed by the Mathematical and
Physical Sciences Board;

(4), (5) up to two additional members co-opted by the board of management by virtue
of
their experience, either in the application of physical sciences to biological and medical
research, or in the development of technique.

3. The board of management shall invite applications on a regular basis from graduate
members of the University, or of any university department engaged in biological research,
who are under 30 years of age at the date of application, who are engaged in research in
experimental bioscience, and who wish to develop their experimental research by the
development and application of new methods.

4. Potential areas of application may include, but shall not be limited to,
bioengineering,
the effects of extreme environmental conditions, atmospheric and oceanic interactions, the
study of flight, and similar areas where the effective application of physical principles in the
study of biological systems may yield new insights.

5. Grants from the funds may support:

(1) travel and subsistence costs in visiting laboratories in the United Kingdom or
overseas;

(2) training courses in experimental techniques;

(3) the purchase of equipment;

(4) other relevant purposes, at the discretion of the board of management.

6. Council shall have power to alter this decree from time to time so long as the main
object of the fund, as set out in clause 1 above, is always kept in view.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
BOARD

Decrees

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy
and Standards Committee of Council, has made the following decrees, to come into effect
on
10 May.


Decree (5): Provision for Doctoral Students based
outside the
University

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, with the
approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, makes the relevant
decrees (governing residence, and the D.Phil.) consistent with the existing regulations, which
provide that Doctoral Students in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division may,
exceptionally, be permitted to undertake their research while based in a well-found laboratory
outside the University.

Associated changes in regulations, which tighten up the existing arrangements in respect of
such students, are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (5)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 16, l. 29, after `part-time
courses' insert `or who are
exceptionally permitted to undertake their research in a well-found laboratory outside Oxford
under the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. VIII, § 6, cl. 3'.

2 Ibid., l. 34, after `part-time course' insert `or one
exceptionally
permitted to undertake his or her research in a well-found laboratory outside Oxford under
the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. VIII, § 6, cl. 3'.

3 Ibid., p. 808, after l. 18 insert new cl. 3 as follows and
renumber
existing cll. 3--7 (pp. 808--9) as cll. 4--8:

`3. Students exceptionally permitted to undertake their research in a well-found laboratory
outside Oxford shall not be required to keep statutory residence, but must attend for such
instruction as the board shall require.'

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Decree (6): Establishment of Honour Moderations and
Preliminary Examination in Computer Science

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, with the
approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, provides for the
establishment of Honour Moderations and a Preliminary Examination in Computer Science.
Currently, candidates for the Honour School of Computer Science take Honour Moderations
or the Preliminary Examination in Mathematics and Computer Science. The new Honour
Moderations and Preliminary Examination in Computer Science will differentiate between
the
two degree courses from the start and make the Computer Science course more attractive to
potential students who desire a less mathematical degree course. The decree also changes the
word `Computation' to `Computer Science' in the decrees relating to Mathematics and
Computer Science, and revises the arrangements for the designation of examiners for the
Preliminary Examination in Mathematics and Computer Science.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (6)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 46, after l. 24 insert:

`Honour Moderations in Computer Science

1. The subject of the examination shall be Computer Science.

2. The syllabus and the number of papers shall be as prescribed by regulation from
time
to time by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board.'

2 Ibid., p. 51, ll. 10--11, delete `Computation' and substitute
`Computer
Science'.

3 Ibid., p. 72, after l. 8 insert:

`Preliminary Examination in Computer Science

1. The subject of the examination shall be Computer Science.

2. The syllabus and the number of papers shall be as prescribed by regulation from
time
to time by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board.'

4 Ibid., p. 81, l. 12, delete `Computation' and substitute
`Computer
Science'.

5 Ibid., delete ll. 15--28 and substitute:

`2. The Chairmen of the Moderators for the Preliminary Examination in Mathematics and
for
the Preliminary Examination in Computer Science shall respectively designate such of their
number as may be required for Mathematics and for Computer Science in this examination.'

6 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2002.

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Decree (7): Preliminary Examinations in Chemistry,
Physics,
and certain other Physical Sciences

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, with the
approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, creates new
Preliminary Examinations in Physics and Chemistry. Previously these two subjects, along
with
Earth Sciences and Materials Science, formed part of the Preliminary Examination in certain
Physical Sciences which was created to facilitate the sharing of papers between these subjects
in the first year. This scheme of shared papers no longer operates in practice, and following
substantial reviews of these undergraduate courses, it has been agreed to create separate
Preliminary Examinations in Chemistry and Physics. Consequential changes are made to the
Preliminary Examination in certain other Physical Sciences, which will continue for the time
being to cover Earth Sciences and Materials Science.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (7)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 67, after l. 41 insert:

`Preliminary Examination in Chemistry

1. The subjects of the Preliminary Examination in Chemistry shall be Chemistry
(comprising Inorganic, Organic, and Physical Chemistry) and Mathematics for Chemistry.

2. The number of papers and other general requirements of the Preliminary
Examination
in Chemistry shall be prescribed by regulation from time to time by the Mathematical and
Physical Sciences Board.'

2 Ibid., delete from p. 98, l. 26 to p. 99, l. 7 and substitute:

`Preliminary Examination in certain Physical Sciences

Earth Sciences

Materials Science

1. The subjects in each Preliminary Examination, the syllabus, and the number of
papers
shall be as prescribed by regulation from time to time by the Mathematical and Physical
Sciences Board.

2. Candidates in the Preliminary Examination in Earth Sciences and Materials Science
shall offer four subjects at one examination, except that a candidate who has failed in one or
two subjects may offer that number of subjects at a subsequent examination.

3. Candidates shall be deemed to have passed the examination if they have satisfied
the
Moderators in four different subjects, either at a single examination, or at two examinations
in accordance with clause 2 above and subject to the further condition that the same number
of subjects as were failed at the first sitting shall have been passed at the same attempt at a
subsequent examination.

4. (1) In the case of candidates who offer all four subjects, the Moderators shall
publish the names only of those who have satisfied them in two or more subjects.

(2) Candidates whose names do not appear on the Pass List shall offer four subjects
at a
subsequent examination.

(3) In the case of candidates who, in accordance with clause 2 above, offer one or two
subjects, the Moderators shall publish the names only of those who have satisfied them in
each of the subjects offered.

5. The Moderators may award a distinction to candidates of special merit who have
satisfied them in all four subjects at a single examination.'

3 Ibid., p. 109, after l. 7 insert:

`Preliminary Examination in Physics

1. The subject of the Preliminary Examination in Physics shall be Physics, including
basic practical and mathematical techniques.

2. The number of papers and other general requirements of the Preliminary
Examination
in Physics shall be as prescribed by regulation from time to time by the Mathematical and
Physical Sciences Board.'

4 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2002.

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Decree (8): Establishment of Honour School of
Physics

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, with the
approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, establishes the
Honour School of Physics. Previously Physics formed part of the Honour School of Natural
Science, but this structure no longer serves a useful purpose in the case of Physics. The
changes in legislation follow a major review of the content and structure of the undergraduate
course by the Department of Physics. One of the major changes is to introduce second-year
examinations which will count towards the final classification of students in the Honour
School.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (8)

1 In Examination Decrees 2001, p. 365, delete l. 11.

2 Ibid., delete from p. 365, l. 35 to p. 366, l. 2.

3 Ibid., p. 367, delete ll. 11--36 and renumber existing cll. 8--14
(pp.
367--9) as cll. 7--13.

4 Ibid., p. 369, l. 1, after `Geology,' insert `and'.

5 Ibid., l. 2, delete `, and Physics'.

6 Ibid., p. 450, insert:

`HONOUR SCHOOL OF PHYSICS

(i) Decree

1. (1) The subject of the Honour School in Physics shall be the study of Physics as
an experimental science.

(2) The examination in Physics shall consist respectively of three parts for the four-year
course (A, B, C) and of two parts for the three-year course (A, B) as prescribed by
regulation
by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board.

2. (1) The name of a candidate in either the three-year course or the four-year course
shall not be published in a Class List until he or she has completed all parts of the respective
examinations.

(2) The Examiners in Physics for the three-year course or the four-year course shall
be
entitled to award a pass or classified Honours to candidates in the Second Public Examination
who have reached a standard considered adequate; the Examiners shall give due consideration
to the performance in all parts of the respective examinations.

(3) (a) A candidate who obtains only a pass or fails to satisfy the
Examiners may enter again for Part B (three-year course) or Part C (four-year course) of
the
examination on one, but not more than one, subsequent occasion.

(b) Part A (three-year and four-year courses) and Part B (four-year
course)
shall be entered on one occasion only.

(4) A candidate adjudged worthy of Honours in the Second Public Examination for
the
four-year course in Physics may supplicate for the Degree of Master of Physics if he or she
has fulfilled all the conditions in Ch. I, Sect. I, § 1, cl. 1.

3. The examination shall be partly practical: this requirement shall normally be
satisfied
by the Examiners' assessment of the practical work done by candidates during their course
of study; exceptionally, the Examiners may require a candidate to take a practical
examination.

4. No candidate shall be admitted to examination in this school unless he or she has
either passed or been exempted from the First Public Examination.

5. (1) The Examination in Physics shall be under the supervision of the Mathematical
and Physical Sciences Board.

(2) The board shall have power, subject to this decree, from time to time to frame and
to vary regulations for the different parts and subjects of the examination.'

7 Ibid., after the decree and regulations governing the Honour
School,
insert:

`PASS SCHOOL OF PHYSICS

(i) Decree

Pass School of Physics

(Ch. VI, Sect. I. C, § 3)'.

8 Ibid., p. 997, ll. 26-7, delete `in Physics and'.

9 Ibid., after l. 34 insert:

`(6) in the Honour School of Physics the examiners shall hold office for three years;'.

10 Ibid., renumber existing items (6)-(18) (pp. 997-8) as items
(7)-(19).

11 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2002.

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Decree (9): Honour School of Natural Science
(Chemistry)

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, with the
approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, revises the content
and structure of the Honour School of Natural Science (Chemistry). This follows a major
review of the current undergraduate course by the Department of Chemistry. One of the
principal changes is to introduce second-year examinations which will count towards the final
classification of students in the Honour School.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (9)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 365, after l. 20 insert:

`(b) The examination in Chemistry shall consist of three Parts. In Parts IA
and
IB candidates shall be examined in the subjects prescribed by the Mathematical and Physical
Sciences Board.'

2 Ibid., l. 22, delete `(b)'.

3 Ibid., delete `Chemistry and in'.

4 Ibid., l. 25, after `Part II' insert `in Chemistry and in
[Until
1 October 2003
: Metallurgy and Science of Materials]
[From 1 October
2003
: Materials Science]'.

5 Ibid., p. 366, l. 10, delete `Part I' and substitute `Part IA,
Part IB,'.

6 Ibid., p. 368, l. 22, after `two' insert `or three'.

7 Ibid., p. 1009, l. 38, delete `Part I' and substitute `Parts IA
and IB'.

8 Ibid., l. 39, before `Molecular' insert `and in Part I of the
examination
in'.

9 Ibid., p. 1019, l. 28, delete `Part I' and
substitute
`Parts IA with IB'.

10 Ibid., l. 29, after `Chemistry or in'
insert
`Part I of the Examination in'.

11 Ibid., p. 1021, after l. 7 insert:

`Candidates in Part IA of Chemistry in the Final Honour School of Natural Science

Names of candidates who may proceed to Part IB in
[here insert term and year].

 A. B.—College

 C. D.—Hall

 E. F.—Society                                                      G. H.          
                                                                    I. J.   Examiners'.
                                                                    K. L.

12 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2003.

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HUMANITIES BOARD

Decree

The Humanities Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee
of Council, has made the following decree, to come into effect on 10 May.


Decree (10): Degree of Bachelor of Divinity

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Humanities Board, on the recommendation of the
Theology Board, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of
Council, amends the decree governing the Degree of Bachelor of Divinity by removing
detailed information about the qualifying examination which is repeated in the regulations.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (10)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, delete from p. 919, l. 26 to p.
920, l. 8 and substitute:

`1. The Qualifying Examination shall be in Christian Theology as specified in the regulations
below.'

2 Ibid., renumber existing cll. 3--6 (p. 920) as cll. 2--5.

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2002.

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HUMANITIES AND MATHEMATICAL AND
PHYSICAL
SCIENCES BOARDS

Decree

The Humanities and Mathematical and Physical Sciences Boards, with the approval of the
Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, have made the following decree,
to
come into effect on 10 May.


Decree (11): Preliminary Examination in and Honour
School
of Physics and Philosophy

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Humanities
Boards, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council,
revises the structure and content of the Preliminary Examination in, and Honour School of,
Physics and Philosophy. Some of these changes accommodate concurrent changes in the
Preliminary Examination in, and Honour School of, Physics (see Decree (8) above), on
which
the joint Preliminary Examination and Honour School draw. The changes include provision
for candidates to take the whole of the fourth year of the Physics four-year course; if
successful, such candidates may supplicate for the M.Phys.

Associated changes in regulations are set out in `Examinations and Boards' below.

Text of Decree (11)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2001, p. 109, delete ll. 9--24 and
substitute:

`1. The subjects of the examination, the syllabus, and the number of papers shall be as
prescribed by regulation from time to time by the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy and
the
Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board.

2. (1) The Moderators for Physics shall be such of the Moderators in the Preliminary
Examination in Physics as may be required; those for Philosophy shall be nominated by a
committee of which three elected members shall be appointed by the Board of the Faculty
of
Philosophy.

(2) It shall be the duty of the Chairman of the Moderators in the Preliminary
Examination
in Physics to designate such of their number as shall be required in the Preliminary
Examination in Physics and Philosophy, and when this has been done and the Moderators for
Philosophy have been nominated, the number of Moderators for the Preliminary Examination
in Physics and Philosophy shall be deemed to be complete.'

2 Ibid., p. 451, delete ll. 5-34 and substitute:

`1. The subject areas of the Honour School of Physics and Philosophy shall be
(a) Physics and (b) Philosophy.

2. (1) All candidates must offer both (a) and (b).

(2) The examination shall consist of three parts: Part A, Part B, and Part C.

3. (1) The name of a candidate in this school shall not be published in a Class List
until he or she has completed all parts of the examination.

(2) The Examiners shall be entitled to award a pass or classified Honours to candidates
in this school who have reached a standard considered adequate; the Examiners shall give
due
consideration to the performance in all three parts of the examination.

(3) A candidate who obtains only a pass or fails to satisfy the Examiners may enter
again
for Part C on one, but not more than one, subsequent occasion; Parts A and B shall be
entered
on one occasion only.

(4) A candidate adjudged worthy of Honours in the Second Public Examination for the
Honour School of Physics and Philosophy may supplicate for the Degree of Master of
Physics
if he or she has both taken Option 1 (Physics) under Part C of the Schedule and fulfilled all
the conditions in Ch. I, Sect. I, § 1, cl. 1.

4. No candidate may be admitted to the examination in this school unless he or she
has
either passed or been exempted from the First Public Examination.

5. The examination in this school shall be under the joint supervision of the Board of
the
Faculty of Philosophy and the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, which shall
appoint
a standing joint committee to make regulations concerning it, subject in all cases to clauses
1- 4 above.

6. (1) The examiners for Physics shall be such of the Public Examiners in Physics in
the Honour School of Physics as may be required; those for Philosophy shall be nominated
by a committee of which three elected members shall be appointed by the Board of the
Faculty of Philosophy.

(2) It shall be the duty of the Chairman of the Public Examiners in Physics in the
Honour
School of Physics to designate such of their number as may be required for Physics and
Philosophy, and when this has been done and the Examiners for Philosophy have been
nominated, the number of the Examiners in Physics and Philosophy shall be deemed to be
complete.'

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October 2002.

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CONGREGATION 23 April


Declaration of approval of Resolutions authorising
expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

(1) That the University be authorised to expend from the part of the Higher Studies
Fund
earmarked for Physical Chemistry the sum of £55K for equipment to include an
Organic Molecular Beam Epitaxy system.

(2) That the University be authorised to expend from the unearmarked part of the
Higher
Studies Fund the sum of £40K for postdoctoral support for the Professor of
Nanomaterials.

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY


Register of Congregation

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

Barlow, J., Oriel

Carpenter, K.N., MA, St Hilda's

Knight, S.J.L., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Magill, P.J., D.Phil., Magdalen

Marshall, F.N., MA, University

Nowell, T.E., BA, Green College

Ogg, G.S., MA, D.Phil., Christ Church

Palade, V., Faculty of Mathematical Sciences

Shepperd, S., D.Phil., Green College

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DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

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

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CONGREGATION 27 April


Notice

The University has received with great regret the news that ROY GOODWIN, on whom the
Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, was due to be conferred at 2.30
p.m. on
27 April, died on 18 April.

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CONGREGATION 29 April 12 noon


Conferment of Honorary Degree

The Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, approved by Resolution
of
Congregation on 15 January 2002, will be conferred upon PROFESSOR ROMANO PRODI,
President of the Commission of the European Communities.

¶ The ceremony will be held in Convocation House.

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CONGREGATION 14 May 2 p.m.


Voting on Resolution allocating the site for a new
building

Explanatory note

The University has provided funding to construct a new building on the Mansfield Road
Sports Ground for the University Club, releasing the site occupied by Nos. 6, 7, and 8 South
Parks Road for another use. Council proposes that this site, together with the undeveloped
site
between No. 6 South Parks Road and Pharmacology (formerly known as the `Brain and
Behaviour Site') be allocated for the construction of a building to replace and improve the
existing supporting facilities for biomedical research and services at Oxford. More than half
the cost of the new building is to be met by a grant from the Science Research Investment
Fund.

Text of Resolution

That, on the move of the University Club to new premises, the sites of Nos. 6, 7, and 8
South
Parks Road, together with the undeveloped site between No. 6 South Parks Road and
Pharmacology, and comprising in total about 3,100 sq.m. of land, be allocated for the
construction of a biomedical sciences building.

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Notices


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[Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or recurrent
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SALARIES OF CLINICAL ACADEMIC AND
RELATED
STAFF

Approval has been given for the implementation at Oxford of an increase in clinical academic
and related salaries in line with the salary awards for 2002 decided by the Doctors' and
Dentists' Review Body.

The new rates provide for a 3.6 per cent increase with effect from 1 April 2002 on all
salaries and scale points. Payment will be made in the April payroll.

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WIDOWS OR WIDOWERS OF FORMER
MEMBERS OF
THE UNIVERSITY'S PENSION SCHEMES

From time to time the attention of the University is drawn to individual cases of financial
hardship among widows or widowers of former members of the Federated Superannuation
System for Universities (FSSU) and the University of Oxford Employees Pension Scheme
(EPS). Limited resources are available to alleviate proven cases of hardship and any enquiry
should be addressed to the Superannuation Officer, University Offices, Wellington Square,
Oxford OX1 2JD. All cases are dealt with in the strictest confidence.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE
NEUROSCIENCE


McDonnell Visiting Fellowships

The McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience is closely integrated with the Medical
Research Council Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at Oxford and supports work on many
aspects of brain research relevant to human cognition in several departments at Oxford
University as well as at other institutions.

The McDonnell Centre encourages work in all areas of cognitive neuroscience across
all relevant disciplines and embraces research on experimental, theoretical, and clinical
studies
of perceptual analysis, memory, language, and motor control, including philosophical
approaches to cognition. Current and fuller information on the Centre is available on the Web
at http://www.cogneuro.ox.ac.uk.

The Centre offers several forms of support including Visiting Fellowships for
distinguished researchers from overseas or elsewhere in Britain who wish to work within the
Oxford Centre for periods between a week and several months. A Visiting Fellowship can
include a modest grant to help with costs of travel and accommodation (but not a stipend),
and to pay a bench fee to the host department.

Applications for Visiting Fellowships may be submitted either by a member of the
Oxford Centre, or by the intended visitor. There is no special form for applications but they
should include the following information:
name, address, and status of applicant (in the form of a very brief curriculum
vitae
); names and addresses of collaborators in Oxford; a brief description (a page
or
two) of the proposed research; a list of any publications that have already resulted from the
area of research; an outline plan of visit/s and expenditure, with total estimated budget, other
sources of funding and the amount requested

Applications can be submitted at any time (e-mail is acceptable) to
Sally Harte (Administrative Secretary), McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience,
University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: Oxford
(2)72497, fax: (2)72488, e-mail: admin@cogneuro.ox.ac.uk).

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VISITORS OF THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY
MUSEUM OF
NATURAL HISTORY

Annual Report 2000–1

The Annual Report for 2000–1 of the Visitors of the Oxford University Museum of
Natural History has recently been published, and a copy may be obtained by any member of
Congregation on request to the Administrator at the Museum, Parks Road.

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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES


Call for Cantonese speakers to learn Mandarin
Chinese

The Institute for Chinese Studies is looking for Cantonese-speaking volunteers from within
the University with no knowledge of Mandarin Chinese to participate in the final session of
a language skills training project. The aim of this session is to teach Mandarin to Cantonese
speakers, and it will run for twelve weeks in total, beginning on Monday, 22 April, and
finishing on Friday, 12 July.

Participants will be required to commit themselves to a total of ninety contact hours
over the twelve weeks, involving one-and-a-half hours a day, five days a week. The classes
will take place at 5 p.m. every weekday at the Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street.
Cantonese-speaking members of the University who wish to learn Mandarin are welcome to
participate in the project. Numbers will be limited to fifteen participants.

Those interested should contact Mr Shio-yun Kan at the Centre for Teaching Chinese
as a Foreign Language, Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HG
(telephone: Oxford (2)80393/(2)80387, e-mail: kan@server.orient.ox.ac.uk).

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POLICY AND RULES GOVERNING IT USE

The following policy statement, rules, and guidelines on the use of the University's IT
facilities are published by the ICT Committee with the approval of Council. They incorporate
a change to the phrasing of rule 10(e) made in Hilary Term 2002. They may
also
be found at http://www.ox.ac.uk/it/rules/.


Policy Statement on Computer Use, Monitoring, and
Surveillance

University IT and network facilities are provided for use in accordance with the following
policy set by Council.

`The University provides computer facilities and access to its computer networks only for
purposes directly connected with the work of the University and the colleges and with the
normal academic activities of their members. Individuals have no right to use University
facilities for any other purpose. The University reserves the right to exercise control over all
activities employing its computer facilities, including examining the content of users' data,
such as e-mail, where that is necessary:

(a) for the proper regulation of the University's facilities;

(b) in connection with properly authorised investigations in relation to
breaches or alleged breaches of provisions in the University's statutes, decrees, and
regulations, and the rules on computer use published by the Information and Communications
Technology (ICT) Committee from time to time; or

(c) to meet legal requirements.

Such action will only be undertaken in accordance with guidelines laid down and published
from time to time by the ICT Committee.'


Rules Governing IT Use

The following rules govern all use of university IT and network facilities, whether accessed
by university property or otherwise.

(1) Use is subject at all times to such monitoring as may be necessary for the proper
management of the network, or as may be specifically authorised in accordance with rules
laid
down from time to time by the ICT Committee for the purpose of investigation of allegations
of activity in breach of the law, or of the University's statutes, decrees, and regulations.

(2) Persons may only make use of university facilities with proper authorisation. Proper
authorisation in this context means prior authorisation by the appropriate officer, who shall
be the Director of OUCS or his or her nominated deputy, in the case of services under the
supervision of OUCS, or the nominated college or departmental officer in the case of
services
provided by a college or department. Any authorisation is subject to compliance with these
rules, and with the University's statutes, decrees, and regulations, and will be considered to
be terminated by any breach or attempted breach of these rules.

(3) Authorisation will be specific to an individual. Any password, authorisation code,
etc
given to a user will be for his or her use only, and must be kept secure and not disclosed to
or used by any other person.

(4) Users are not permitted to use university IT or network facilities for any of the
following:

(a) any unlawful activity;

(b) the creation, transmission, storage, downloading or display of any
offensive, obscene, indecent, or menacing images, data or other material, or any data capable
of being resolved into such images or
material[1];

(c) the creation or transmission of material which is designed or likely
to
cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety, or to harass another person;

(d) the creation or transmission of defamatory material about any
individual
or organisation;

(e) the sending of any e-mail that does not correctly identify the sender
of that
e-mail or attempts to disguise the identity of the computer from which it was sent;

(f) the sending of any message appearing to originate from another
person,
or otherwise attempting to impersonate another person;

(g) the transmission, without proper authorisation, of e-mail to a large
number
of recipients, unless those recipients have indicated an interest in receiving such e-mail, or
the
sending or forwarding of e-mail which is intended to encourage the propagation of copies of
itself;

( h) the creation, access or transmission of material in such a way as
to
infringe a copyright, moral right, trade mark or other intellectual property right;

(i) private profit, except to the extent authorised under the user's conditions of
employment or other agreement with the University or a college; or commercial purposes
without specific authorisation;

(j) gaining or attempting to gain unauthorised access to any facility or
service
within or outside the University, or making any attempt to disrupt or impair such a service;

(k) the deliberate or reckless undertaking of activities such as may
result in
the following:

(i) the waste of staff effort or network resources, including time on any system
accessible
via the University's network;

(ii) the corruption or disruption of other users' data;

(iii) the violation of the privacy of other users;

(iv) the disruption of the work of other users;

(v) the introduction or transmission of a virus into the network.

(l) activities not directly connected with employment, study or research
in the
University or the colleges (excluding reasonable and limited use for social and recreational
purposes where not in breach of these rules or otherwise forbidden) without proper
authorisation.

(5) Software and computer-readable datasets made available on the university network
may only be used subject to the relevant licensing conditions, and, where applicable, to the
Code of Conduct published by the Combined Higher Education Software Team (CHEST).

(6) Users shall treat as confidential any information which may become available to
them
through the use of such facilities and which is not on the face of it intended for unrestricted
dissemination; such information shall not be copied, modified, disseminated, or used either
in whole or in part without the permission of the person or body entitled to give it;

(7) No user may use IT facilities to hold or process data relating to a living individual
save in accordance with the provisions of current data protection legislation (which in most
cases will require the prior consent of the individual or individuals whose data is to be
processed). Any person wishing to use IT facilities for such processing is required to inform
the University Data Protection Officer in advance and to comply with any guidance given
concerning the manner in which the processing may be carried out.

(8) Any person responsible for the administration of any university or college computer
or network system, or otherwise having access to data on such a system, shall comply with
the provisions of the `Statement of IT Security and Privacy Policy', as published by the ICT
Committee from time to time.

(9) Users shall at all times endeavour to comply with guidance issued from time to time
by OUCS to assist with the management and efficient use of the network.

(10) Connection of computers, whether college, departmental or privately owned, to
the
university network is subject to the following additional regulations:

(a) Computers connected to the university network may only use
network
identifiers which follow the University's naming convention, and are registered with OUCS.
In particular all such names must be within the domain .ox.ac.uk. Any exception to this must
be authorised by the Director of OUCS, and may be subject to payment of a licence fee.

(b) The administrators of computers connected to the university
network are
responsible for ensuring their security against unauthorised access, participation in `denial
of
service' attacks, etc. The University may temporarily bar access to any computer or
sub-network that appears to pose a danger to the security or integrity of any system or
network, either within or outside Oxford, or which, through a security breach, may bring
disrepute to the University.

(c) Providers of any service must take all reasonable steps to ensure
that that
service does not cause an excessive amount of traffic on the University's internal network
or
its external network links. The University may bar access at any time to computers which
appear to cause unreasonable consumption of network resources.

(d) Hosting Web pages on computers connected to the university
network is
permitted subject to the knowledge and consent of the department or college responsible for
the local resources, but providers of these Web pages must endeavour to comply with
guidelines published by OUCS or other relevant authorities. It is not permitted to offer
commercial services through Web pages supported through the university network, or to
provide `home-page' facilities for any commercial organisation, except with the permission
of the Director of OUCS. This permission may require the payment of a licence fee.

(e) Participation in distributed file-sharing networks is not
permitted.[1]

(f) No computer connected to the university network may be used to
give any
person who is not a member or employee of the University or its colleges access to any
network services outside the department or college where that computer is situated. Certain
exceptions may be made, for example members of other UK universities, official visitors to
a department or college, or for those paying a licence fee. Areas of doubt should be
discussed
with the Registration Manager at OUCS.

(11) In the event that a user is thought to be in breach of one or more of these rules
or
of university statutes, decrees, or regulations he or she shall be reported to the appropriate
officer who may recommend to the appropriate university or college authority that
proceedings be instituted under either or both university or college disciplinary procedures.
Access to facilities may be withdrawn pending a determination, or may be made subject to
such conditions as the appropriate officer shall think proper in the circumstances.


Guidelines for Examining Users' Data

(1) All staff of an IT facility who are given privileged access to information available
through that facility must respect the privacy and security of any information not intended
for
public dissemination, that becomes known to them by any means, deliberate or accidental.

(2) System Administrators (i.e. those responsible for the management, operation or
maintenance of computer systems) have the right to access users' files and examine network
traffic, but only if necessary in pursuit of their role as System Administrators. They must
endeavour to avoid explicitly examining the contents of users' files without proper
authorisation.

(3) If it is necessary for a System Administrator to inspect the contents of a user's
files,
the following procedure must be followed. Normally, the user's permission should be sought.
Should such access be necessary without seeking the user's permission, it should, wherever
possible, be approved by an appropriate authority prior to inspection. If it has not been
possible to obtain prior permission, any access should be reported to the user or to an
appropriate authority as soon as possible.

(4) For the purposes of these guidelines appropriate authority is defined as follows:

(a) in the case of any University-owned system, whether central or
departmental: if the files belong to a student, the Proctors; if the files belong to a Senior
Member, the Registrar or his or her nominee; or, if the files belong to an employee who is
not a Senior Member, the Head of the Department, House or other unit to which the
employee
is responsible, or his or her delegated representative; (b) in the case of a
departmental system, either those named in (a), or, in all circumstances, the
Head
of Department or his or her delegated representative;

(c) in the case of a college system, the Head of House or his or her
delegated
representative.

Footnote

[1]
This rule is not intended to prevent the use of the facilities for properly supervised
research purposes, provided that the use is lawful and that the user has obtained prior
authority for the particular activity in the manner set out from time to time by the ICT
Committee.


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MUSICAL EVENTS


Magdalen College

Organ recitals

Organ recitals will be given at 5.25 p.m. on Saturdays in the chapel, Magdalen College.
Admission is free.

4 May: Magnus Williamson (Lecturer in Music, University of
Newcastle).

11 May: Jonathan Hardy (Organ Scholar, Magdalen College).

18 May: George Parsons (Organ Scholar, Queen's College).

25 May: Julian McNamara (Director of Music, St Edward's School).

1 June: Duncan Ferguson (Organ Scholar, Magdalen College).

8 June: Peter Ward-Jones (Music Librarian, Bodleian Library).

15 June: Benjamin Nicholas (Director of Music, Tewkesbury Abbey).

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Queen's College

Organ recitals

Organ recitals will be given at 1.10 p.m. on Wednesdays in the chapel, Queen's College.
Admission is free (retiring collection).

24 Apr.: Katharine Pardee (New College).

1 May: David Maw (Oriel College).

8 May: Daniel Turner (Queen's College).

15 May: David Bednall (Gloucester Cathedral).

22 May: Christopher Bucknall (Lincoln College).

29 May: George Parsons (Queen's College).

5 June: Cameron Burns (New College).

12 June: Robert Woolley (Royal College of Music).

Queen's College Choir: concert

The Queen's College Choir Concert will give a concert of music by Henry Purcell, followed
by madrigals and part-songs, at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 6 June, in the Fellows' Garden,
Queen's College. Admission will be by programme (£7, £5 concessions,
including
wine) at the door. Seats may be reserved by e-mail: erica.parsons@queens.ox.ac.uk.

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UNIVERSITY CLUB

Wine-tastings

Wine-tastings will be held at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesdays in the University Club. Members and
their guests are welcome, the cost of admission being £2.50 per person.

1 May: white Burgundies.

29 May: wines for summer drinking.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 25 April 2002: Lectures<br />

Lectures


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INAUGURAL LECTURE


Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth Professor of American
History

PROFESSOR D. HOLLINGER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 14
May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The question of ethnoracial mixture in American history.'

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LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY

Designing Boswell's Life of Johnson

PROFESSOR BRUCE REDFORD, University of Boston, James P.R. Lyell Reader in
Bibliography 2001–2, will deliver the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days
in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Fri. 3 May: `Imprinting Johnson.'

Tue. 7 May: `Representing Johnson.'

Thur. 9 May: `Dramatising Johnson.'

Tue. 14 May: `Transmitting Johnson.'

Thur. 16 May: `Taming Johnson.'

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HUSSEY LECTURES ON THE CHURCH AND
THE ARTS

DR M. BENT will deliver the Hussey annual lecture at 5 p.m.m on Thursday, 2 May, in the
Examination Schools.

Subject: `Memento mei: polyphonic music in some
fifteenth-century commemorations for the dead.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR
OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

SIR DAVID HARE and PROFESSOR STEPHEN DALDRY will lecture at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, 29 May, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

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RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL LECTURES
2001–2

The anatomy of revelation: an inquiry into the production of Truth in Mahayana
Buddhism

PROFESSOR P. HARRISON will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m.
on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

30 Apr.: `Visions and meditations.'

7 May: `Mediums and messages.'

14 May: `Dreams and realities.'

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TIMES LECTURE 2002

LYNDA LA PLANTE will deliver the Times Lecture at 5 p.m. on
Monday, 29 April, in Lecture Theatre 2, the Faculty of English, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The dramas inside the drama.'

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CLASSICS

PROFESSOR DR MICHAEL WÖRRLE, Director, Kommission für Alte
Geschichte und Epigraphik, German Archaeological Institute (Munich), will lecture at 5 p.m.
on Friday, 17 May, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Convener: J.J. Coulton, MA, Reader in Classical Archaeology.

Subject: `Lycia under Claudius.'

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LAW

The function of law in the international community

PROFESSOR SIR FRANKLIN BERMAN, QC, and PROFESSOR JAMES CRAWFORD,
SC, Whewell Professor of International Law, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, 1 May, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: G. Goodwin-Gill, MA, D.Phil., Professor of International
Refugee Law, and A.J. Hurrell, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., University Lecturer in International
Relations.

Subject: `State responsibility and the curate's egg: "I assure you,
My Lord, parts of it are excellent".'

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Genes and the nervous system

The following seminars will take place at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture
Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Conveners: J.A. Hodgkin (Ph.D. Cambridge), Professor of Genetics,
and D.B. Roberts, MA (Ph.D. Cambridge), Reader in Genetics.

PROFESSOR S. BROWN, Harwell

25 Apr.: `Genetic analysis of mammalian hearing.'

DR T. TULLY, Cold Spring Harbor (Astor Visiting Lecturer)

2 May: `Gene discovery for memory using
Drosophila.'

DR M. DE BONO, Cambridge

9 May: `Social behaviour in the nematode C.
elegans
.'

PROFESSOR B. KYRIACOU, Leicester

23 May: `Biological rhythms in fruitflies and mice.'

DR A. MONACO

6 June: `The genetics of neurodevelopmental disorders.'

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Department of Biochemistry: Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR A.J. MCMICHAEL, Director, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine,
will deliver the fifth Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 16 May,
in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture will be followed by a reception
at 5.30 p.m.

Subject: `Towards an AIDS vaccine: science, trials, and tribulations.'

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MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures: Facets of soft matter

PROFESSOR P.G. DE GENNES, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie
Industrielles and the Collège de France, Paris, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures
at 11.15 a.m. on the following days in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: J. Klein, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of
Chemistry.

Tue. 7 May: `Towards artificial muscles.'

Thur. 9 May: `Soap films and foams.'

Tue. 14 May: `Naive ideas on structural glasses.'

Thur. 16 May: `Strange properties of polymer films.'

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Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on the following days in the
John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: J. Klein, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of
Chemistry.

PROFESSOR K.E. GUBBINS, North Carolina State University

Wed. 1 May: `Freezing in nanopores.'

PROFESSOR D.J. TILDESLEY, Unilever

Tue. 21 May: `Mesoscale modelling of polymers and
interfaces.'

PROFESSOR P. ATTARD, Ian Wark Research Institute, University of South Australia

Tue. 28 May: `Interaction and deformation of viscoelastic
particles: theory and experiment.'

PROFESSOR S. STUPP, Northwestern

Thur. 30 May: `Self-assembly of nanostructured soft matter into
functional materials.'

PROFESSOR E. SACKMANN, Technische Universität München

Tue. 4 June: `Cell adhesion as wetting phenomena.'

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Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory: colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Main Lecture Theatre, the
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR V. GIBSON, Imperial College, London

29 Apr.: `Designing catalysts for polymer synthesis.'

DR M. GEORGE, Nottingham

6 May: `Fast time-resolved IR spectroscopy: from
organometallic alkane and noble gas complexes to IR probes of DNA.'

PROFESSOR C. HOUSECROFT, Birmingham

13 May: `At the interface of co-ordination and organometallic
chemistries.'

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Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

PROFESSOR D. MANDLER, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, will hold a seminar at 2.15
p.m. on Monday, 29 April, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical
Chemistry Laboratory.

Subject: `Small scale surface chemistry with the scanning
electrochemical microscope.'

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Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the John Rowlinson Seminar
Room (opposite the Main Lecture Theatre).

Convener: P.A. Madden, MA, Professor of Chemistry.

DR A. ALAVI, Cambridge

20 May: `Metal surfaces in strong applied electric fields.'

DR P.A. COX

27 May: `Fermi holes, lone pairs, and molecular geometry.'

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Dyson Perrins Laboratory

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in
the Dyson Perrins Lecture Theatre. Anyone who wishes to obtain further information, or to
arrange to meet any of the speakers, should contact Dr Veronique Gouverneur (e-mail:
veronique.gouverneur@chem.ox.ac.uk).

The seminars are sponsored by Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck Sharp & Dohme.

PROFESSOR D.R. WILLIAMS, Indiana

Fri. 26 Apr.: `The synthesis of marine natural products. Studies
of enantiocontrolled allylations.'

PROFESSOR D. KAHNE, Princeton

9 May: `The interplay of chemistry and biology: synthesis of
hybrid glycopeptide antibiotics.' (Andrew E. Derome Memorial Lectures: first
lecture
)

Mon. 13 May: `Structural basis for glycopeptide resistance.'
(Andrew E. Derome Memorial Lectures: second lecture)

PROFESSOR J. PERCY, Leicester

16 May: `Selectively fluorinated molecules: applications,
challenges, and solutions.'

PROFESSOR J.A. MURPHY, Strathclyde

23 May: `Approaches to synthesis of complex alkaloids using
non-tin radical chemistry.'

PROFESSOR E.J. THOMAS, Manchester

30 May: `Approaches to the stereoselective synthesis of
biologically active natural products.'

PROFESSOR E.N. JACOBSEN, Harvard

Fri. 21 June: to be announced.

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Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Nuclear Physics Lecture
Theatre. No seminar will be held on 26 April (opening of the Nicholas Kurti Magnetic Field
Laboratory).

Conveners: G.G. Ross, MA, Professor of Theoretical Physics,
and R.B. Stinchcombe, MA, Reader in Physics.

N. JOHNSON

10 May: `Games. Playing by the (classical and quantum)
rules.'

P. DONNELLY

24 May: `Modelling genes.'

T. BANKS, UCSC and Rutgers

7 June: `Holographic cosmology.'

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Condensed Matter Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays
in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: Professor R.J. Nicholas and Dr A. Green.

DR K. SHIRAHAMA, Keio University, Japan

25 Apr., Martin Wood Lecture Theatre: ` "Electrons meet
helium" 3He surface probed by the Wigner Crystal.'
(Sir Martin Wood Prize Lecture)

DR R.A. SMITH, Birmingham

2 May: `Thermal conductivity in disordered conductors: an old
problem revisited.'

DR P.A. THOMAS, Warwick

9 May: `A coherent view of ferroelectric domains using
advanced X-ray sources.'

PROFESSOR G. MATERLICK, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

23 May: `From atomic resolution X-ray holography to real
space imaging.'

PROFESSOR P. FREITAS, INESC, Portugal

30 May: `Advances in spin tunnel electronics.'

PROFESSOR D. JÉROME, Paris-Sud

6 June: `The saga of TM2X organic
superconductors and back to YTF-TCNQ.'

DR N. DOIRAN-LEYRAUD, Cambridge

13 June: `Non-Fermi liquid nature of the normal state of the
itinerant ferromagnetic MnSi.'

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Department of Materials

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume Rothery Lecture
Theatre.

Talks by second-year research students will be given on Thursday, 9 May, and Friday, 10
May. Details will be available in the department.

Convener: J.L. Hutchison, MA status, Reader in Materials.

PROFESSOR J. RODENBURG, Sheffield Hallam

25 Apr.: `3-D atomic resolution microscopy—opportunities
and constraints.'

DR M. CASTELL

2 May: `Microscopy of surfaces and nanostructures at the
atomic scale.'

DR F. AUDEBERT, Buenos Aires

16 May: `Amorphous, quasicrystalline and nanostructured Al-
based and Mg-based alloys.'

PROFESSOR C. KIELY, Liverpool

23 May: `Recent advances in the self-assembly of metallic
nanoparticles.'

DR B. O'ROURKE, Williams F1

30 May: `Composite materials applications in F1 racing.'

PROFESSOR H. MCQUEEN, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

6 June: `Development of sub-grain misorientations in hot
working and their relation to dynamic recovery.'

DR N. CLARKE, Durham

13 June: `Self-assembled polymer composites.'

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Department of Earth Sciences

The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the departmental lecture
theatre. Comments or suggestions should be directed to Dr Philip England. Physical earth
sciences seminars will also be held on Friday afternoons.

PROFESSOR G. CLARKE, Cambridge

29 Apr.: `Cryospheric forcing of Ice Age climate
variability.'

PROFESSOR F. ALBAREDE, Ecole Normal Supérieure, Lyon

13 May: `Mantle chemical zonation and convection
dynamics.'

PROFESSOR K. BEVAN, Lancaster

20 May: `Learning about places: towards a new philosophy of
environmental modelling.'

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MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre,
the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR M. RON, National Hospital, London

17 May: `Medically unexplained symptoms: a
neuropsychiatrist's view.'

PROFESSOR A. MONACO

14 June: `The genetics of language disorders and autism.'

PROFESSOR S. WESSELY, Institute of Psychiatry, London

12 July: `Gulf War syndrome.'

PROFESSOR M. HENNERICI, Heidelberg

20 Sept.: `Acute stroke services—ideals and reality.'

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MODERN HISTORY AND MAISON
FRANÇAISE

Centre and periphery revisited: The structures of European science,
1750–1914

An international meeting organised by the Maison Française, Oxford (with the support
of the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni, the Europaeum, and the Modern European
History Research Centre of the Modern History Faculty), will be held on Friday, 26 April,
beginning at 2 p.m., and on Saturday, 27 April, beginning at 9.30 a.m., at the Maison
Française in Norham Road.

The speakers are John Perkins (Oxford Brookes University), Faidra Papanelopoulou (Linacre
College), Professor Robert Fox (Modern History Faculty), Hélène Gispert
(GHDSO, Université Paris-Sud), Kostas Gavroglu (University of Athens), Pietro
Corsi (Université Paris I--Sorbonne and All Souls College), Irina Gouzévitch
(Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Centre Alexandre Koyré), Dmitri
Gouzévitch (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Centre du Monde Russe
Soviétique et Post-Soviétique), Agustí Nieto-Galan (University of
Barcelona), and Ana Simoes (University of Lisbon)

Joint organisers: Professor Robert Fox (Modern History Faculty) and John Perkins
(Oxford Brookes University).

Further details may be obtained from Professor Fox (telephone: Oxford (2)77268,
e-mail: robert.fox@history.ox.ac.uk).

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MUSIC

Keyboard Studies

JANE CLARK will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 May, in the Denis Arnold Hall,
the Music Faculty. The lecture is open to the public.

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

Subject: `Two great originals: François Couperin and Domenico
Scarlatti.'

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Graduate Students' Colloquia

ROBERT SAXTON will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 April, in the Denis Arnold
Hall, the Music Faculty. Further information may be obtained from Ian Taylor, Lady
Margaret Hall.

Subject: `The dark in the light: from play to libretto. Structure and
drama in Caritas.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Topics in Ancient Near Eastern Studies and Egyptology

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the
Oriental Institute.

Conveners: S. Dalley, MA, Senior Research Fellow, Somerville
College (e-mail: stephanie.dalley@orinst.ox.ac.uk), and C.J. Riggs, D.Phil., Barns and
Griffith Junior Research Fellow in Egyptology, Queen's College (e-mail:
christina.riggs@queens.ox.ac.uk).

K. GOEBS

30 Apr.: `Divine light: some luminous aspects of Egyptian
gods.'

M. MINAS, Trier

14 May: `Khepri in the royal iconography of the Eighteenth and
Nineteenth Dynasties.'

E. FROOD

21 May: `Biographical transformations of temple space in
Ramessid Egypt.'

G. DE BREUCKER, Groningen

28 May: `Berossos of Babylon between Greeks and
Babylonians.'

J. MACKENZIE

4 June: `The Nabataean temple at Khirbet et-Tannur, Jordan,
and anthromorphic representations of deities, late third century AD.'

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Textiles and carpets in the Islamic world

Unless otherwise stated the following lectures will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in
Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

DR JON THOMPSON

2 May: `The draped world of Islam: introduction to textiles and
carpets.'

DR RUTH BARNES

9 May: `Medieval Islamic embroideries: shifts in taste, change
in status.'

DR BARNES

16 May: `From riches to rags: evidence from the history of the
Indian Ocean textile trade.'

DR THOMPSON

23 May: `A perpetual puzzle: Mamluk carpets and
textiles.'

DR THOMPSON

30 May, 4 p.m.: `From austerity to extravagance: Timurid and
Safavid carpets and textiles.'

DR BARNES

6 June, Eastern Art Print Room, Ashmolean: `Fustat to
Kashgar'—handling session of Islamic textiles.

DR THOMPSON

13 June: `Village, court, or commercial? Ottoman carpets and
textiles.'

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PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy of Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls
College.

Conveners: H.R. Brown, MA, Reader in Philosophy, J.N. Butterfield,
MA, Senior Research Fellow, All Souls College, and S.W. Saunders, MA, University
Lecturer in the Philosophy of Science.

PROFESSOR D. LAVIS, King's College, London

25 Apr.: `Equilibrium and (ir)reversibility in classical statistical
mechanics.'

PROFESSOR T. RYCKMAN, Berkeley

9 May: `Causality as a foundation of possible experience:
Hilbert's Second Note on the "Foundations of Physics".'

DR S. SARKAR

16 May: `Possible astrophysical tests of quantum gravity.'

DR P. HOLLAND

23 May: `Uniqueness of the pilot-wave theory and its
Hamiltonian formulation.'

PROFESSOR I. PITOWSKY, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

30 May: `Bayesian quantum probability.'

DR O. SHENKER, LSE

6 June: `Logic and entropy: some presuppositions.'

DR J. MELIA, Leeds

13 June: to be announced.

DR R. COECKE

20 June: `Probability without numbers and observables without
values: a qualitative account of physics.'

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SOCIAL SCIENCES

African Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room,
St Antony's College. Further information may be obtained from Janet Pearson (telephone:
Oxford (2)74770, e-mail: janet.pearson@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: W. Beinart, MA, Rhodes Professor of Race
Relations.

S. CLINGMAN, Massachusetts, Amherst

25 Apr.: `Writing and the public sphere in South Africa.'

PROFESSOR T. RANGER

2 May: `The Zimbabwe elections and after.'

M. BOLAANE

9 May: `Chiefs, hunters, and adventurers: the foundation of the
Okavango/Moremi Park, Botswana.'

D. LAVIN

16 May: ` "Trouble without end": irrigation as a
development strategy in South Africa to 1940.'

H. GILIOMEE, Cape Town

23 May: `The survival and surrender of the dominant Afrikaner
minority in South Africa.'

D. COPLAN, Witwatersrand

30 May: `Place of ancestors: popular religion and land
contestatation in South Africa's Eastern Free State.'

D. TEVERA, Zimbabwe

6 June: `Confronting the legacy of urban poverty and inequality
in Zimbabwe: the case of Harare.'

B. KNIGHTON, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies

13 June: `Historical ethnography and the collapse of
Karamojong culture: premature reports of trends.'

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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 Seminar Room, the
Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

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

K. DOBNEY, Durham

17 Jan.: `Hooked on hogs! New work on the bioarchaeology of
pig exploitation and husbandry.'

T. REHREN, University College, London

21 Feb.: `Counting the colours—analysing monochrome
glass rods to reconstruct the late Bronze Age Egyptian glass industry.'

D. PARHAM, Bournemouth

28 Feb.: `The early history of the English Channel
project.'

A. HALL, Glasgow

7 Mar.: `Geoarchaeology and the search for Roman
mineral/chemical processing sites on Melos, Greece.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Genetics forum

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 1, the
Saïd Business School. Details of the 29 May meeting will be announced later.

Conveners: Kathy Liddell and Jane Kaye.

KATHY LIDDELL

24 Apr: `Just genetic discrimination: an ethical analysis of laws
that restrict insurer's use of genetic information.'

MALCOLM CAMPBELL

8 May: `The potential uses of biotechnology in forestry—a
"Fertile Crescent"?'

JOSPHAT AYAMUNDA

15 May: `Genetic technology issues in Africa.'

DEBORAH GILL

22 May: `Gene therapy.'

ARLENE KLOTZKO, London

5 June: `Embryo stem cell research in the UK and USA.'

SONJA LUTTICKEN

12 June: `The implications of genetics for health service priority
setting.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in
the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

The co-ordinators are L.N. Trefethen and J. Scott (RAL). Further information may be
obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

DR S. SALVINI, NAG Ltd.

25 Apr., RAL: `SMP parallelism: current achievements, future
challenges.'

PROFESSOR T. BARTH, NASA Ames

2 May: `A-posteriori error estimates for higher order Godunov
finite volume methods on unstructured meshes.'

PROFESSOR V. SIMONCINI, Bologna

9 May: `Analysis of some structured preconditioners for saddle
point problems.'

DR V. PEREYRA, Weidlinger Associates

16 May: `A toolbox for optimal design.'

DR D. MAYERS

23 May: `Asymptotic rates of convergence—for
quadrature, ODEs, and PDEs.'

DR D. GAVAGHAN

30 May: to be announced.

PROFESSOR G. STRANG, MIT

6 June: `Filtering and signal processing.'

PROFESSOR A.S. DRUD, ARKI Consulting and Development

13 June, RAL: `Some complexity considerations in sparse LU
factorisation.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

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

Convener: R.G. Hood, MA, D.Phil., DCL, Professor of
Criminology.

A. OWERS, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons

1 May: `Issues for prisons arising from inspections.'

DR D. GAMBETTA

8 May: `Why prisoners fight.'

PROFESSOR HOOD and PROFESSOR S. SHUTE, Birmingham

15 May: `Serious sex offenders: what risks do they pose after
their release from prison?'

PROFESSOR D. DOWNES, LSE

22 May: `New Labour's criminal policy: where is it going?'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lecture and seminars will be given at 5 p.m. in the
Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

H.E. MR AFIF SAFIEH, Palestinian General Delegate to the United Kingdom

Fri. 26 Apr., Schools: `Palestine in the making.'
(Lecture)

DR J. JOHNS

Wed. 1 May: `How to build an "Islamic" monarchy:
the strange case of Norman Sicily.' (Seminar)

DR N. SAFWAT, Visiting Lecturer, the Prince's Foundation

Thur. 2 May: `Specific into universal: language into
calligraphy.' (Seminar)

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women

Gender in social and cross-cultural perspective (amended list)

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in
the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

This notice replaces previous announcements.

Conveners: Dr Paola Heinonen and Dr Janette Davies.

H. HASNA

25 Apr.: `Women in urban agriculture: case studies from
Harare (Zimbabwe), Kampala (Uganda), and Accra (Ghana).'

DR H. PANKHURST, Head of International Programs, Womankind Worldwide

2 May, Garden Room, Queen Elizabeth House: `Strategies in
international development: the theory and practice behind a women's rights
approach.'

C. SUTHRELL

9 May: `Dressing, cross-dressing, and the iconography of
gender.'

DR D. GELLNER, Brunel

16 May: `Monks versus nuns in the Buddhist revivalism of the
Kathmandu Valley.'

N. WATANABE

30 May: `Refashioning Japanese women's memoirs for
orientalist and nationalist imaginaries: how can women be heard?'

K. GLISSON, Hugh Pilkington Trust

6 June: `Southern Sudan, war and the future.'

L. NIEDERSTADT

13 June: `Contortionists and acrobats: gendered performance
in Ethiopian circuses.'

In addition to the seminars listed above, Percy Oware, University of Tromso, will speak on
`Tensions in agricultural sector reforms in Ghana' in the Economic Development Seminar,
at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 2 May.


Audrey Richards Commemorative Lecture

Amended notice

DR NANCY LINDISFARNE, SOAS, will deliver the Audrey Richards Commemorative
Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 May, in the College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's
College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in Queen Elizabeth House.

This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 18 April, p. 1003.

Subject: `Starting from below: fieldwork, gender, and imperialism
now.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE


Tanner Lectures on Human Values

Upending the Constitution: Bush v. Gore, the Bush Tribunals, and beyond

PROFESSOR LAURENCE TRIBE, Harvard Law School, will deliver the Tanner Lectures
on Human Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the
St Cross Building.

This notice supersedes previous announcements.

Mon. 20 May: `When judges pick presidents and presidents
determine guilt.'

Tue. 21 May: `The constitutional virtues of shared power and self-
doubt.'

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MAGDALEN COLLEGE


Waynflete Lectures

The elite university and democracy

PROFESSOR SHELDON ROTHBLATT, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver
the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Auditorium, Magdalen
College.

Mon. 13 May: `The research university in Britain and America.'

Wed. 15 May: `Much ado about elites.'

Mon. 20 May: `Higher education for all?'

Wed. 22 May: `Exceptions to the rule: national differences in the
twenty-first century.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Betrayal

PROFESSOR AVISHAI MARGALIT, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Bertelsmann
Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century, will
lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Council Room, Mansfield
College.

Mon. 13 May: `Belittling betrayal.'

Tue. 14 May: `Apostasy.'

Thur. 16 May: `Treason.'

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE


Blackstone Lecture

LORD MUSTILL, FBA, will deliver the Blackstone Lecture at 11.30 a.m. on Saturday, 4
May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Margins: a right to be wrong?'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Intelligence services in the modern world

Except where otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on
Wednesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Those interested in dining with a speakers, and/or continuing the discussion after the lecture,
should contact Michael Herman (preferably by e-mail: MHe24@aol.com, or telephone:
01242 516090).

Conveners: Dr Robert Service, Roy Giles, and Michael Herman.

J. SCARLETT, Cabinet Office

Thur. 25 Apr., 70 Woodstock Road: `A British view.'

MICHAEL MATES, MP

Thur 2 May, the Buttery, Hilda Besse Building: `Parliamentary
accountability.'

R. BERGMAN, Cambridge

8 May: `Israeli intelligence.'

O. CERNY, Director, Czech Intelligence, 1993–8

15 May: `Czech intelligence after the Cold War.'

Speaker to be announced

22 May: `Modern Russian intelligence.'

M. BAYNHAM, NCIS

29 May: `Law enforcement intelligence: the National Criminal
Intelligence Service.'

G. TREVERTON, National Intelligence Council and RAND

5 June: `US intelligence and the world role.'

Round-table

12 June: `Whither intelligence? Effects of 11 September.'

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Asian Studies Centre

MING-TE SHIH, formerly Chairman of the Democratic Progressive Party, Taiwan, will hold
a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 April, in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St
Antony's College.

Convener: S.Y.-S. Tsang, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Politics.

Subject: `Democratisation in Taiwan: implications for its political and
economic system.'

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European Studies Centre

European Studies Centre Lecture

MR JOSÉ MARÍA AZNAR, Prime Minister of Spain, will deliver the
inaugural European Studies Centre Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 20 May, in the College
Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Admission is by ticket only, obtainable in advance from the Development
Office, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF (telephone: Oxford (2)74496, e-mail:
janet.collyer@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Reflections on the future of Europe.'

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Russian–German relations in the twentieth century: a closed chapter/

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, 70
Woodstock Road.

Convener: K. Schlögel (D.Phil. Free University, Berlin),
Stifterverband Visiting Fellow.

DR SCHLÖGEL

26 Apr.: `Twentieth-century Berlin—the
Russian–German connection.'

D. DAHLMANN, Bonn

3 May: `Before the Great War: engineers, entrepreneurs,
scholars, artists—the Golden Age of German–Russian relations.'

G. KOENEN, Frankfurt am Main

10 May: `Thomas Mann and others—Russophilia and
Sovietophilia among German conservatives.'

M. ZEIDLER, Frankfurt am Main

17 May: `The strange allies—Red Army and Reichswehr
in the interwar period.'

R. MÜLLER, Hamburg

24 May: `Caught in the trap: German émigrés
in Moscow in the thirties.'

P. JAHN, Berlin

31 May: `Facing the Ostfront. The other war
and Russophobia in German memory.'

J. REICH, Berlin

7 June: `Escape from the GDR, Back to the USSR. Russia in
the horizon of the GDR intelligentsia.'

K. SEGBERS, Berlin

14 June: `Russia–Germany: future perspectives.'

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The EU: challenges and problems

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, 70
Woodstock Road.

The meeting on 21 May is a round-table organised with the Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios
Internacionales y Estratégicos, Madrid, in connection with the lecture by Prime
Minister José María Aznar on 20 May (see above).

Conveners: T.J. Garton Ash, MA, Kurt A. Korber Fellow, St
Antony's College, D.J. Hine, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Politics, and K.A.
Nicolaidis, MA, University Lecturer in International Relations.

A. LARSSON, formerly Finance Minister of Sweden

30 Apr.: `How can Europe create jobs? The development of the
European Employment Strategy.'

C. GALLASTEGUI

7 May: `The Europe of regions: Utopia or reality? Economic
and political reflections from the Basque country.'

A. COHEN

14 May: `The future of Europe: past and present. From the
Hague Congress to the Convention on the Future of Europe.'

J.P. FUSI, Ortega y Gasset University Institute, Madrid; JOSÉ M. AREILZA
CARVAJAL, Instituto Empresa, Madrid; ANA PALACIO, MEP; and CHARLES POWELL,
Real Instituto Elcano, Madrid

21 May: `The future of Europe: Spanish perspectives.'

Classes

Classes will be given as follows in weeks, 2, 3, 4, and 5 in the European Studies Centre, 70
Woodstock Road.

DR A. DEIGHTON

10 a.m.–12 noon: `Writing a thesis.'

DR A. DEIGHTON and PROFESSOR R. CRAMPTON

2–4 p.m.: `Truth and record' (research methods).

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Latin American Centre

Workshop on contemporary Costa Rica

This workshop will be held on Friday, 17 May, in the Deakin Room, St Antony's College.
Enquiries should be directed to the Latin American Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74486, fax:
(2)74489, e-mail: enquiries@lac.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.lac.ox.ac.uk).

K. CASAS

9.15 a.m.: `Paying for democracy: political parties and state
financing.'

S. BERK

9.45 a.m.: `Gender, language, power, and influence: lawmakers
in the Costa Rican Legislative Assembly.'

F. SANCHEZ

11.15 a.m.: `Electoral change in Costa Rica.'

M. SELIGSON

11.45 a.m.: `Trouble in paradise? The erosion of system
support and the Central Americanisation of Costa Rica: 1978–2002.'

R. CUBERO

2.15 p.m.: `Crisis, adjustment, and reform: an overview of the
Costa Rican economy since the 1970s.'

M. CLARK

2.45 p.m.: `Social sector reform in Costa Rica: salvaging a state
system?'


Other meetings

ANGEL SOTO GAMBOA, Universidade de los Andes, Santiago, Chile, will lecture at 11.15
a.m. on Tuesday, 30 April, in 1 Church Walk. The lecture will be given in Spanish.
Enquiries should be directed to the Latin American Centre (for contact details, see above).

Subject: `Union democrata independiente: antecedentes historicos y
perspectivas futuras.'

MITCHELL A. SELIGSON, University of Pittsburgh, will lecture at 11 a.m. on Thursday,
16 May, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Subject: `The renaissance of political culture or the renaissance of the
ecological fallacy.'

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ST CROSS COLLEGE


St Cross College Visiting Fellow Lecture

PROFESSOR K. LINDLEY, Professor of Early Modern British History, University of
Ulster, and Visiting Fellow, St Cross College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, in
the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Religious toleration in seventeenth-century England.'

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE


Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS MANN, Dean, School of Advanced Study, University of London,
will deliver the eighteenth Henry Rowlatt Bickley Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on
Tuesday, 14 May, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `The self-conscious conscience: Petrarch's
Secretum.'

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Becket Institute

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. Wednesdays in the Becket Institute, St Hugh's
College (74 Woodstock Road).

DR A. ADAM, Munich

8 May: `The value of God? Religion in the modern state.'

THE REVD DR B. WANNENWETSCH

15 May: `Political identity and exclusion. How political
communities (states and churches) deal with the threat of difference.'

DR I. HARRIS, University College of St Martin, Lancaster

22 May: `Cambodian Buddhism after the Khmer Rouge.'

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UNIVERSITY COLLEGE


H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture

THE RT. HON. LORD JUSTICE LAWS will deliver the H.L.A. Hart Memorial Lecture
at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Beyond rights.'

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on the days shown in Wolfson College.

PROFESSOR NORMAN DAVIES

Thur. 2 May, Haldane Room: `Academic
versus popular history.' (Public lecture)

DR GARY WILSON

Thur. 9 May, Haldane Room: `Exploring Antarctica—the
global climate engine.'

(Public lecture)

DR EVA HOFFMAN

Tue. 11 June: to be announced. (Annual Isaiah Berlin
Lecture
)

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OXFORD MEDIEVAL SOCIETY

The following meetings will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Latner Room,
St Peter's College. New members are welcome.

The meeting on 23 May will also be the Annual General Meeting of the society. Any
nominations for office should reach the Secretary (Dr Henrietta Leyser, St Peter's College),
by Friday, 3 May.

PROFESSOR C. BURNETT, Warburg Institute

9 May: `The licit and illicit ways of making talismans.'

DR E. TYLER, York

23 May: `Fictions of family: the Encomium Emmae
Reginae
and the Aeneid.'

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FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM


Beatrice Blackwood Lecture

PROFESSOR B. CUNLIFFE will deliver the Beatrice Blackwood Lecture at 7 p.m. on
Wednesday, 15 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory. For
further information, telephone 01491 873276.

Subject: `Brittany and \la vie sauvage\—continuity and
reinvention: Breton identity through the eyes of archaeologists, anthropologists, and
folklorists.'

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Grants and Research Funding


Contents of this section:

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RESEARCH SERVICES OFFICE

The Oxford University Research Services Office (RSO) is based in
the University Offices, Wellington Square (with satellite offices
in the Medical School Offices of the John Radcliffe Hospital and
at 9 Parks Road). The RSO is part of the Finance Division of the
University's central administration.

In connection with the acceptance of research awards and
signature of research-related contracts, the University's
Statutes, Tit. X, Sect. 3, cl. 1, provide 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 RSO is authorised to process all applications to outside
bodies for research grants and to sign research-related
agreements on behalf of the University. It can also provide
advice for those seeking external research funding or requiring
information about specific initiatives (e.g. LINK, EU research
programmes, etc.).

Research-related contracts with industry and other external
sponsors are negotiated through the RSO. Such contracts include
agreements covering the sponsorship of research, collaborative
research, clinical trials, services to industry, intellectual
property issues, confidentiality issues, material transfer, and
consultancy.

Information about the RSO, its publications and
administrative processes is available at
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/.

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Research Funding Information

The RSO produces a weekly Web-based bulletin of funding
opportunities with forthcoming deadlines for applications,
electronic Research Funding News
(eRFN), which is available to members of the
University via the Internet at
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/erfn/. Non-funding research-related
information is publicised via the RSO's Web-based Bulletin Board.
To receive regular e-mails summarising the contents of both these
publications, contact Ellen McAteer (see contact details
below).

The University also has access to various online research
funding databases and other sources of research-related
information, available from the Web site at
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/info/pubhome.htm.

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Research-related information

If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail reminder summarising
the contents of electronic Research Funding News,
and also those of the Bulletin Board, which carries
research-related news other than funding opportunities, please
e-mail ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk with the subject line `join
eRFN mailing list'. Please note that this service is only
available to members of the University with an `ox.ac.uk' e-mail
account. Ellen McAteer (telephone: (2)70082) is also the first
point of contact for all research funding information queries.

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Research Grant Applications

All applications for external research funding must be endorsed
by the University before they are despatched to the sponsor,
whether or not this is required by the funding body.
In order to do this, the University requires all applications
made to funding bodies (such as the research councils, government
departments, UK and overseas charities and foundations, and
industry) to be checked and endorsed by the RSO on behalf of the
University. The reasons for this are to ensure that:

—the funds requested are sufficient to cover the research
being undertaken (e.g. that correct and up-to-date salary scales
have been used);

—the costing rules of the University have been applied
correctly (e.g. that the appropriate level of indirect costs have
been applied);

—the guidelines of the funding body have been followed
correctly (e.g. that the funds requested may be used for the
purpose proposed); and that

—the University would be in a position to accept the grant
should the application be successful (e.g. that appropriate
facilities are available to house the project, or that the
proposed research does not contravene university policy).

In addition, the RSO can:

—advise on the factors which should be taken into
consideration when costing research projects;

—provide information on funding body guidelines; and

—advise on the completion of the necessary application and
internal forms prior to submission to the RSO's Research Grants
Office (RGO).

The administrative arrangements for submitting research
funding applications are available from the RSO's Web site at
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/rgo/office.htm. In summary,
these are as follows: applicants should submit the original plus
one copy of their application, together with a completed copy of
the University's Outside Grants (OG) form, to the Research
Services Office, or, in the case of certain clinical departments,
to the RSO satellite office at the Medical School Offices of the
John Radcliffe Hospital, leaving three clear working days for it
to be processed.

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Application administration

Enquiries relating to the day-to-day processing of research grant
applications should be addressed to the RSO's Research Grants
Office (telephone: (2)70146), or, in the case of certain clinical
departments, to the RSO satellite office, the Medical School
Offices, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington (telephone:
(2)22544).

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Research Contracts

The RSO's Research Contracts Office (RCO) is responsible for
negotiating and approving the terms on behalf of the University
of all research-related agreements, including those governing:

—sponsored or commissioned research;

—collaborative research;

—clinical trials;

—confidentiality and non-disclosure of information;

—transfer of materials;

—research-related services to industry;

—personal consultancy.

In addition, the contracts team takes lead responsibility
within the RSO for:

—checking intellectual property rights and preparing the
assignment of new technologies to Isis Innovation for
exploitation, through licences or spin-out companies;

—authorising royalty payments to inventors;

—advice on matters connected with research-related
contracts.

The administrative arrangements for University
research-related agreements are available from the RSO's
Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/rco/conhome.htm.

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Research-related contracts

Enquiries relating to research-related contracts should be
addressed to the RSO's Research Contracts Office (telephone:
(2)70039).

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General enquiries

General enquiries to the RSO may be addressed, in the first
instance, to Ms Sarah-Jayne Beedall (telephone: (2)70143, e-mail:
sarah.beedall@admin.ox.ac.uk), who will be pleased to direct
queries to the appropriate member of staff.

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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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OPPENHEIMER FUND

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

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

The closing date for applications is 27 May. Applications and
enquiries should be sent to Mrs Katharine McGuire, International
Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD
(telephone: Oxford (2)70134).

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 25 April 2002: Colleges<br />

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


Contents of this section:

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OBITUARIES


Christ Church

CHARALAMBOS COSTARAS, MA, 22 December 2000; commoner 1944–7. Aged
84.

THE RT. HON. THE VISCOUNT DOWNE (JOHN FREDERICK GEORGE DAWNAY),
15 March 2002; commoner. Aged 67.

LESLIE HAROLD VINCENT FRENCH, MA, 8 April 2001; commoner 1936–41.
Aged 88.

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St Anne's College

MRS EDITH BREAKELL (née Moss); member of the Society of
Oxford Home-Students 1920–3.

MISS AGNES STEVENS; member of the Society of Oxford Home-Students
1933–6.

MISS MARGUERITE EMMENS; member of the Society of Oxford Home-Students
1936–9.

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NOTICE


Oriel College


Eugene Lee-Hamilton Prize 2002

The Provost and Fellows of Oriel College offer a prize of £60 for the best Petrarchan
Sonnet in English submitted by an undergraduate of Oxford or Cambridge, on a subject to
be chosen by the candidate. Enjambment between the eighth and ninth lines will be
permitted. No candidate may submit more than one sonnet, nor may the prize be awarded
more than once to the same person. The competing sonnets should be sent to Mrs Yvonne
Scott, College Secretary, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW, not later than Friday, 31 May.

Each sonnet must be accompanied by a certificate from the Head or a fellow of the
candidate's college, stating that the candidate is an undergraduate. The winner will have been
deemed to have given permission to publish his/her sonnet in the Oriel
Record
.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 25 April 2002: Advertisements<br />

Advertisements


Contents of this section:



How to advertise in the
Gazette


Terms and conditions
of acceptance of advertisements

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Novel Views of the Clergy: 2 May, Prof. Elisabeth Jay, Oxford
Brookes, The Function of the Clergy in Literature Through Time; 9 May, Prof. John Bayley,
St Catherine's College, Jane Austen and Barbara Pym: their respective views of the Clergy;
16 May, Stephen Medcalf, University of Sussex, G. K. Chesterton's Father Brown. The talks
will be held in St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with
our costs, a small donation would be appreciated.

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Oxford University Research Staff Society

The Research Staff Society (RSS) membership consists of Post-
doctoral/Junior Research Fellows and Research Assistants who work for the University of
Oxford. As most Research Staff are not attached to a college and may be new to Oxford our
social events provide a unique opportunity to meet researchers outside your group or
department. We aim to provide an interesting and varying social setting in which to mix and
to become a voice for research staff within the University. We run social events each month
to suit all tastes. Please visit our Web site http://users.ox.ac.uk/~rss/, which provides
information on how to join the society as well as details on events which we will be running
in the near future. We hope you will decide to join us and very much look forward to
meeting you at one of our events this year. Our annual dinner, with guest speaker Ruth
Deech, Principal of St Anne's College, and past chairman of the HFEA will be on 14 May.

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Musical Events

Verdi, Requiem: The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra and Chorus;
chorus master, Andrew Stewart, Soprano Catherine Hegarty, Mezzo Marita Paparizou,
Tenor, Eugene Ginty, Bass, Paul Reeves, Conductor, Marios Papadopoulos. Sun., 19 May,
7 p.m., Apollo Theatre. The stage of the Apollo Theatre, enhanced for this performance with
an acoustic shell for sound clarity especially provided for the Oxford Philomusica, is the
setting for a performance of Verdi's monumental masterpiece by the Oxford Philomusica
Chorus and Orchestra, and a vocal quartet of international soloists. Tickets:
£10–£30. Student tickets available from £5. Box Office: 0870
6063500.

Pascha nostrum, an opera by Professor John Caldwell, will be
performed at 8 p.m. on Thurs., and Fri., 2 and 3 May in the Catholic Chaplaincy, St
Aldate's. Tickets are available from the Oxford Playhouse (tel.: 01865 305305) or at the
door.

Piano Recital by fine young French pianist Frank Braley, at The Grove
Auditorium, Magdalen College, Fri., 26 Apr., at 7.30 p.m. Tickets £7.50 (adult), and
£3.00 (student)–to include a champagne reception–available on the door.

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Institute for Chinese Studies

Call for Cantonese speakers to learn Mandarin Chinese. The Institute
for Chinese Studies is looking for Cantonese-speaking volunteers from within the University
with no knowledge of Mandarin Chinese to participate in the final session of a language skills
training project. The aim of this session is to teach Mandarin to Cantonese speakers, and it
will run for 12 weeks in total, beginning on Mon., 22 Apr., and finishing on Fri., 12 July.
Participants will be required to commit themselves to a total of 90 contact hours over the 12
weeks, involving 1½ hours a day, 5 days a week. The classes will take place at 5 p.m.

every week day at the Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street. Cantonese-speaking
members of the university who wish to learn Mandarin are welcome to participate in this
project. Numbers will be limited to 15 participants. Please contact Mr Shio-yun Kan at the
Centre for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton
Street, OX1 2HG. Tel.: 01865 280393/280387, e-mail: kan@server.orient.ox.ac.uk.

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Conference

Enigma and the Intelligence War, a conference organised jointly by
Christ Church, Oxford, and the Bletchley Park Trust, will be held at Christ Church, 1-5
Sept. Speakers include Sir Michael Howard, Lord Dacre, Dr David Kahn, Professor
Chrisopher Andrew, Professor M. R. D. Foot, and WW2 code breakers. For the brochure
or enquiries about this unique event, please e-mail: trevor@academic-study.com, or call
01869 243 195.

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Periodicals Bought and Sold

Back-issues of scholarly periodicals and journals bought and sold (not
scientific or medical). Graham Jeffrey, Periodicals (est. 1967), 29 Cuddesdon Road,
Horspath, Oxford, OX33 1JD. Tel.: 01865 872528, fax: 776398. E-mail:
gjeffrey1@compuserve.com.

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Alexander Technique

A simple and practical method for improving the way you use your
body in everything you do. By practising the principles you are taught, you learn how to
release muscular tension, and gain greater flexibility and freedom of movement. This
improved use of the body can help in dealing with a wide range of problems including back,
neck and shoulder pain, headaches, RSI, breathing difficulties, and stress in general. If you
would like to have a free 15 minute consultation to find out more about the Technique, or
are interested in individual lessons, or would like to book a place on a workshop, please
contact: Penny Costley-White at The Alexander Studio, Gardeners Lodge, Wytham, Oxford
OX2 8QA. Tel.: 01865 721917, e-mail: pennycw@onetel.net.uk.

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Services Offered

House-sitting offered: Going on holiday? Want someone trustworthy
to look after house (and pets) while away? Senior health professional, just moved to Oxford,
available for house-sitting (10 days minimum) until end of June, when purchase of own house
is completed. References available. E-mail interest on: bennettlevy@hotmail.com, or call
01608 811110 eves.

Piano Recital by fine young French pianist Frank Braley at The Grove
Auditorium, Magdalen College, Fri., 26 Apr., at 7.30 p.m. Tickets at £7.50 (adult),
and £3.00 (student)–to include a champagne reception. available on the
door.

Professional person on short-term contract in Oxford during the
summer looking to house-sit (July/Aug., any duration). Willing to look after pets. Personal
references available. Please contact Emma Evans. Tel.: 01865 223732, e-mail:
emma.evans@psych.ox.ac.uk.

Specialist tax advisers to academics: Colin Coates & Partners offer
expertise in tax, financial and business matters to academics. Tel.: 01934 844133, e-mail:
info@ccptax.com, Web site: www.ccptax.com.

Academic Study and Travel is an Oxford-based lifelong learning
agency: AST offers an experienced, professional service in the design, organisation, and
delivery of academic programmes, single lectures, day schools, conferences, study tours, and
summer schools. Projects of all sizes undertaken. Web site: www.academic-study.com. Tel.:
01869 243195, e-mail: trevor@academic-study.com.

Riverline: the only design and print company you will ever
need–colour or black and white print, litho, digital and photocopying, graphic design,
stationery, brochures, leaflets, poster and exhibition panels. Call us on: 01865 326222, e-
mail: info@riverline.co.uk, or visit our web site: www.riverline.co.uk.

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern
arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability
insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford.
Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding
world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more.
Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax:
514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.:
01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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Domestic Services

For stress-free entertaining SugarPepper Cooks are available to prepare
creative food in your home or chosen venue. Canapés, weddings, christenings, dinner
parties, summer tapas, and paella parties. Tailor-made menus for all tastes and budgets. All
enquiries welcome. Tel.: 01865 791136.

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.: 01865 726983
or 01235 555533.

A 7-year-old girl is looking for a surrogate granny or a companion
who could pick her up from school (3 p.m., North Oxford, 4 times a week), accompany her
for 1-2 hours, preferably in the companion's house, and drop her off at ballet/swimming
pool/etc. Her needs, apart from companionship, are: snack/drink and some conversation or
help with activities like reading, drawing, etc. She is quiet, no fuss young person, and is fun
to be with. Car is not essential but would be VERY welcome. Please call Lidia at 01993
882427, or e-mail: lidiarc@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

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Tuition Offered

Piano lessons, piano accompanying: contact Ana Mladenovic,
experienced pianist and piano teacher. All ages and levels welcome. Address: Priory Lodge,
Church Way, Iffley, Oxford OX4 4EB. Tel.: 01865 778248, mobile: 07779 580235. E-mail:
pujsana@hotmail.com.

Need help with your academic career? Academic Coach provides help
with c.v's, tendering for research projects, writing for journals, preparing book proposals,
and general academic career development. Contact Ian Finlay at
AcademicCoach@hotmail.com, or call 0794 712 4741 (mobile).

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Situations Vacant

Washington International Studies Council: Academic Director for
Oxford overseas study programme. Oxford University postgraduate with a minimum of 5
years' teaching and administrative experience preferred. Could start soon part-time, becoming
full-time on 1 July. £25,000–£40,000 p.a. depending on experience etc.
Flexible hours possible. Please send c.v. to Dr Richardson, 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise
Square, OX1 1UD.

Oxford Chamber Music Society (registered charity 1084539) needs a
volunteer Publicity Officer to handle mailing list, brochure, posters, advertising, and Web
site: www.communigate.co.uk/oxford/oxfordchambermusic. Please contact the Chairman,
Dr G. K. Woodgate, fax/phone 01865 862193 or the Hon. Sec., Jim Haworth, fax/phone
01865 390739, e-mail: JandJHaworth@aol.com.

The Examination Schools: Room Assistants. We are looking for a
team of people to work full time, including some Saturdays, for a 6-week period in Trinity
term, to cover the exam season (13 May–21 june), with a possible extension to 12
July. Room assistants will be required to work either at the Examination Schools, High
Street, Oxford, or at Ewert House Examination Hall, Summertown. If you have a preference
please state this clearly in your covering letter. The duties include setting up examination
rooms, tidying up between sessions, laying out script booklets and exam materials, and
delivering packages in central Oxford. If you would like to apply please send a c.v. and
covering letter to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1
4BG. For further information phone the Deputy Clerk (Building) on 01865 276905.

The Examination Schools: Invigilators. We are looking for reliable
individuals to add to our Register of Invigilators. Work is on a temporary basis during the
main exam period which starts this year on 13 May and finishes on 21 June. There are
openings to work on either a session basis, where you invigilate individual exam sessions
based on your availability for work, or on a block booking basis. A block bookings option
requires a commitment to work one of the following: full time for the 6 week exam period;
specific weeks during the exam period; specific days in the week during the exam period.
these options can be discussed in more details with the Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams).
The work involves laying out of question papers, completing relevant paperwork, and
invigilating during the examination session. The majority of exam papers are 3 hours
duration which require an invigilation session of approximately 4 hours (morning session:
9 a.m.–1 p.m., afternoon session: 2 p.m.–6 p.m.). The payment details for a
standard invigilator working a 4 hour session are as follows: 4 hr session (for 3 hr papers):
£25.88. There are opportunities for suitable invigilators to act as the senior invigilator
at a higher rate of pay. If you are interested please send a c.v. and covering letter to the
Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams), Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG.

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Houses to Let

Victorian mid-terrace cottage on Plantation Road, in central North
Oxford, available from Apr., for 2 terms (Dec., 2002). Two bedrooms and study, large
kitchen, and dining area, sitting room and small garden. Ideal for access to university
departments and local hospitals as well as all local amenities in Jericho. Available now at
£795 p.c.m. Please contact Julia at Finders Keepers on 00 44 (0) 1865 311011 or visit
the Finders Keepers Web site for a complete list of the available properties throughout
Oxfordshire.

Available beginning Sept., for 6 months renewable, at Lane End, off
M40, approx. half an hour by car to centre of Oxford. Rent £400 p.c.m. (deposit
£400). Furnished house (adjoins cottage), 2 bedrooms (1 double, 1 single), living
room, dining room, storage heaters and electric heaters, separate electric metre, shower/bath,
2 toilets (1 outside), deep freeze, parking space, garden. Two extra bedrooms available for
use by occasional student visitors who would use the facilities in the adjoining cottage. No
children. Tel.: Dr Thomas Stapleton, 01494 881257, e-mail:
thomas.stapleton@btinternet.com.

North Oxford furnished house available from 1 Sept.,: charming,
cosy, quiet, easy to maintain, fully furnished house in Jericho/north Oxford. Walk to
university, train station, bus station, near best schools, parks, centrally heated, recently re-
decorated, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen,
dishes, 2 bicycles. Two bedrooms, £1,150 p.m. or 3 bedrooms, £1,400 p.m.
(inc. bedsit with separate kitchen, and entrance). Contact: OXFORD: J.Mackrell (eves., 7-8
a.m.); tel.: Oxford (01865) 775567. CANADA: A. Gaston, tel.: (613) 745 1368, fax.: (613)
745 0299. E-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.

An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot
pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental
accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management
is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical
personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful
service in Oxford. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the
properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us
with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.:
01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated
approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date
detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority
reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For
further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Rd., Summertown,
Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk.
Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Live in comfort near the Thames, just a short walk to the city centre.
Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, centrally heated, large split-level living room, dining
room, new and fully equipped kitchen. Bathroom 1, with large bath, bidet and w.c.;
bathroom 2, with shower and w.c. South-facing, well-tended garden with furniture and patio
heater. Possible use of Mercedes E saloon and bicycle(s). Available 5 months from Sat., 20
July–Sat., 21 Dec. Price negotiable. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 725193.

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Summer Let

New York: late Victorian town house in historic Park Slope,
Brooklyn; 2-3 bedrooms, country kitchen with 1920's gas stove, 3 fireplaces, 60 ft garden.
Twenty-minutes to Manhattan via subway. Fully equipped, close to magnificent park, cafes,
bookshops, boutiques, bars and restaurants. Available July and Aug. £700 p.w.
Contact: Julia at: jglidden@election.com, or 07984 696357.

Summer vacation let: ideal for visiting academics. Two bedroom
Victorian house, 10 minutes' walk from city centre and libraries (or 5 minutes by regular
bus). Quiet street, close to shops and park, fully furnished and equipped, with private
enclosed garden, open fire, washing machine, gas c.h. Use of bicycles, sunloungers, owner's
extensive library. Available May–Sept. £250 p.w. E-mail:
vicki.bertram@ntu.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 726104.

Lovely Grade II listed house in central Eynsham (15-20 minutes'
Oxford), with 3 bedrooms (for sleeping 5/6), drawing room, kitchen, dining room, study,
basement and garden. Clean linen and daily house cleaning service included. Tel., by
arrangement. Available 21 July–1 September. Price £700 p.w.inc. Tel.: 01865
881729. E-mail: katefayers-kerr@hertford.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Paris, to let, furnished 3-bedroom apartment, quiet neighbourhood,
well connected, view over Eiffel Tower, lots of light, free parking, ideal for family, schools
and park within walking distance. Available from May 2002–Aug., 2003. Contact
Ramirez on 01865 512618, e-mail: ramirez@club-internet.fr.

Walk to university departments from this 1-bedroom ground-floor
apartment in St Clements. Newly refurbished, fully furnished, and equipped. Available 22
April at £650 p.c.m. SOMETHING SPECIAL, a rare opportunity to live in a
converted chapel tucked away in a quiet backwater of Headington. One large bedroom, very
spacious living area. Available now £975 p.c.m. For further information on these and
other properties available, please contact Gay Hawley at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements,
Oxford OX4 1AB. Tel.: 01865 200012, e-mail: gayh@finders.co.uk.

One-bedroom furnished apartment in a recent development in quiet
cul-de-sac; very convenient for buses and swimming pool. Allocated parking. Non-smoker.
£650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01844 279416.

Central North Oxford, 4 minutes' walk from University Parks, and
easy walking to University Science Area, libraries and city centre. Charming and spacious
garden flat in quiet residential street, incl. sitting room, double bedroom, kitchen with
washing machine, bathroom with bath and shower, plentiful storage space. Gas c.h. Fully
furnished. Suit single person or couple. No smokers. Available from Aug. £795 p.c.m.
Tel.: 01865 512138, e-mail: mdy@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes' walk from city centre, University
Parks, all main university buildings, and very close to the river. Available for short/long lets.
An exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flat (first floor) in extremely quiet, civilised,
large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light,
airy rooms. Large double bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street
parking, large secluded garden. Available now. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Furnished 2-bedroom ground-floor flat to let St Clements/Headington
Hill area. Very close to Brookes University, 10 minutes to city centre, refurbished kitchen
and bathroom, en suite shower room to main bedroom. Available immediately. £800
p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 512149.

Park Town: studio flat to sub-let Mon.,–Fri. Quiet, non-smoker
please. Includes use of computer (Mac), stereo and TV/video. £100 p.w. Contact:
dee.mondschein@lmh.ox.ac.uk, or `phone 07752 427122.

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Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury
hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2
bathroom–1 en suite–5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated
parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Said Business School.
Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer,
printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From less than £100 per apartment
per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.:
07876 203378.

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Accommodation Offered

Room to let in listed 16th-c., thatched cottage close to city centre.
Many period features, traditionally decorated, shared bathroom, garden and private parking.
Available May. £450 p.m., inc. all bills and cleaner. Suit non-smoking, independent
and easy-going individual. Tel.: 01865 250722.

College & County is a new letting agency established by professional
property owners in Oxford. We have a number of houses that are suitable for either visiting
academic families or postgraduate students. Both summer and year leases are available.
Contact us for further information: 116B Cowley Road, Oxford OX4 1JE, tel.: 01865
722277, fax: 01865 200577, e-mail: collegecounty@ukonline.co.uk.

Finders Keepers is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading
letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the
Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams
Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more
information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226
Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the
Finders Keepers Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

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

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Accommodation Sought

A lecturer and his wife wish to share or sublet a flat in Oxford, during
the next academic year. We can be reached on : reidardue@hotmail.com, or 01865 246456
(please leave a message).

Retired academic couple (American) seeks furnished 2-/4-bedroom
flat/house for about 1 year from 15 Sept. Summertown area preferred. Excellent references
available. Non-smokers. Contact Professor James Thorson, English Department, University
of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131 U.S.A., or e-mail: jthorson@unm.edu.

College & County, a new letting agency, require high quality
properties for clients within the academic world in Oxford. Please contact Mark on 01865
722277 or call in at the office at 116b Cowley Road.

Visiting US academic, teaching summer course at Magdalen College,
needs furnished housing from end-June–3 July. Wife and 2 boys (11 and 14) will visit
for part of stay. Parking space needed, non-smokers, can provide references. Fax: 001 517
3345722. E-mail: weinerw@cooley.edu.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB
Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise
in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a
constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If
you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice
without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us:
info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at:
http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Holiday Lets

Barga Tuscany: still dates available, particularly May and July, for
this charming 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom cottage which sleeps 4. Set in foothills of the Apuane
mountains, facing the Carraras, offers panoramic views of the Garfagnana Valley. Five
minutes from the bustling market town of Barga, offering cultural events, swimming, tennis,
cinema, shops, banks, bars and restaurants. Excellent walking and riding country. Forty
minutes from the stunning city of Lucca. Cottage has all modern comforts yet retains
traditional features, and rustic charm. Set in an acre of olives and vines. Sorry no children
under 12. For details and photos, please contact Jane Collett on 01672 516602, or e-mail:
jane@casacollett.fsnet.co.uk.

Greek Islands: Skopelos, Alonissos and Skiathos. Lovely island houses
and apartments available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodation for
2–8 persons. Prices from £60 p.p.p.w. For information see:
www.holidayislands.com. E-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 4240 23057.

Burgundy, France: spacious rural house in beautiful unpopulated
countryside–5/6 hours from Calais, less than 1 hour from Dijon, Beaune, Auxerre,
Autun, Vezelay; 4 bedrooms, sleeps 8; large orchard and garden. Table tennis, boules etc.
Nearby lake swimming. Nearest town, supermarket etc 5 miles. Some summer dates still
available. From £295 p.w. Tel.: 01865 247885.

Andalucia, Las Alpujarras: delightful rustic farmhouse set in terraced
olive groves, with own swimming pool, and fantastic mountain views. Sleeps 6 comfortably
(2 doubles, 1 twin), 5 minutes walk to local village, 15 minutes drive to Ugijar market town.
Available year round, £380 per week; also available for longer lets. One and a half
hours from Almeria airport, or 3½ from Malaga. Car hire preferable. For more
information contact tel.: 0779 6167811, or e-mail: l.bond@wanadoo.es.

French Riviera Studio, sleeps 2 adults and 2 children, La Ciotat. Fully
equipped kitchen, television, balcony (seaview/dining facilities), 5 minutes' drive from beach
(car essential), facilities. Available all year. 400 Euros (approx £250) per week, 750
Euros per fortnight. Contact: daniel.hirst@lpl.univ-aix.fr (+ 33 4 9009 5148).

Edinburgh: lovely light spacious Victorian flat, in quiet cul-de-sac in
central Edinburgh (Bruntsfield). Walk across Bruntsfield Links and the Meadows to the Royal
Mile, Festival Theatre etc. Just off Bruntsfield Place with its excellent restaurants, and food
shops. Three bedrooms (2 double), sleeps up to 6. Unrestricted parking, garden. Available
from mid-July to end-Sept. Phone/fax 01865 510542; e-mail:
doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Dorset: unspoiled 17th-century cob cottage, in quiet village, within
easy reach of World Heritage coastline, sleeps 5 (cot also available). Self-catering, linen
provided. Non-smokers only, and sorry no pets. Available between May and Sept., at
£300 p.w. For details, tel.: 07811 345104, or e-mail: passinc@surfaid.org.

French Riviera: ground-floor, 2-bedroom end flat, sleeps 4; at Agay
between St Raphael and Cannes; situated 5 minutes' walk from beach, pool, shops,
restaurants. South-facing, screened patio, parking alongside, tennis, golf, aquatic sports,
horse riding nearby. Tel.: 01372 744246 or 0207 581 7908.

Charming terrace house for short and long lets in conservation zone
of unspoilt Southwold (Suffolk), seconds from the sea. Sleeps 4+. Marvellous area for
walking, cycling (2 bicycles available), church-visiting, bird-watching and pub-hopping. Tel.:
01865 513464 (eves.).

Czech Republic: charming woodland cottage only 30 minutes from
Prague, available May–Oct. Sleeps 5+. Lovely lake for swimming, boating,
surfboarding. Views, walks, woodfires, mushrooms, castles. Good food and wine still a
bargain! English speaking owner. From £280 p.w. Tel.: 0207 373 0667.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly
renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine-
covered, sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet
area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and
around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. All linen,
electricity and cleaning inc. 2002 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831
56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Cornwall, near Sennen Cove: converted barn, sleeps 4/5. Comfortable,
with microwave, washing machine, tumble drier, TV, video. Sea view, small garden.
£150–£350 p.w., inc. of electricity and linen. Visit:
www.hayloftcottage.co.uk, or tel.: 01865 557713.

Provence/Languedoc, nr. Uzès: village house with pool.
Beautiful distant views of Cévennes from terrace on one side. All shops 2 minutes,
on the other. Can sleep 9. Phone Salisbury (01722) 743801.

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House For Sale

A beautifully maintained and presented modern 2-bedroom end terrace
house in Kidlington. £129,950. Please contact 01865 378200, or e-mail:
kirsty_bryant@yahoo.co.uk.
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Oxford University Gazette: Appointments, 25 April 2002<br />


Oxford University Gazette: 25 April 2002

Appointments


Vacancies within the University of Oxford:

The University is an equal opportunities employer

FACULTY OF MODERN HISTORY
Two-year Junior Lecturership in Latin American History
APPOINTMENT OF BUSINESS ANALYST FOR
THE OXFORD
STUDENT RECORDS PROJECT

Note: a complete list of current "http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/gp/">University vacancies is available
separately.


Vacancies in Colleges and Halls:

CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE
Appointment of Access and Admissions Administrator
EXETER COLLEGE
Appointment of Development Executive
LINCOLN COLLEGE
Stipendiary Lecturership in Economics
ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE
Directorship of Studies in Human Sciences with Fellowship by Special
Election
Stipendiary Lecturership in Human Sciences
ST PETER'S COLLEGE
College Teaching Fellowship in Economics


Vacancies outside the University of Oxford:

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
John Humphrey Plummer Professorship
DOWNING COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
Appointment of Development Director

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Office, Public Relations Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD
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