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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 22 June


1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into
effect on 11 July.

List of the decrees:



Decree (1): Fee payable for late
entry for admission to a degree

Explanatory note

Council has reviewed the level of the fee payable for
late entry for admission to a degree, and to maintain it
at its real value, in the same way as the majority of NAME = "6Dec">other fees of this kind (see Decree (6)
below), has made the following decree increasing the fee
to £16.00 with effect from 1 September 1998; this
represents the same increase (in round terms) as that in
overall costs, as recorded in the Higher Education Pay
and Prices Index, over the previous year.

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Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. I, Sect. I, § 1, cl. 2
(b) (Statutes, 1997, p. 183),
delete `£15.50' and substitute `£16.00'.

2 In Examination
Decrees
, 1997, p. 1094, l. 12, delete `15.50' and
substitute `16.00'.

3 This decree shall be effective
from 1 September 1998.

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Decree (2): Admission of
research students in Development Studies

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the
Inter- faculty Committee for Queen Elizabeth House after
consultation with the relevant faculty boards and with
the concurrence of the General Board, empowers the inter-
faculty committee to admit the small numbers of research
students wishing to undertake doctoral research in
Development Studies whose research topics do not fall
within the boundaries of existing boards and committees.

Text of Decree (2)

In Ch. III, Sect. LXVI, § 3, cl. 2
(Statutes, 1997, p. 333), after item (i)
insert:

`The committee shall have the powers of a faculty board
in respect of courses and examinations for such degrees
or diplomas in these fields as may be established by
decree, and for the admission and examination of students
for advanced degrees in these fields.'

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Decree (3): Merger of the
Nuffield Department of Clinical Biochemistry and the
Department of Cellular Science

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the
Clinical Medicine Board and with the concurrence of the
General Board, provides for the Nuffield Department of
Clinical Biochemistry and the Department of Cellular
Science to merge and for the name of the new department
to be the Nuffield Department of Clinical Biochemistry
and Cellular Science.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, cl.
9, concerning the assignment of the university clinical
departments (Statutes, 1997, p. 390), after
`Nuffield Department of Clinical Biochemistry' insert
`and Cellular Science'.

2 Ibid., Sect. V, § 1, cl. 1,
concerning academic posts in clinical departments (p.
528), after `Nuffield Department of Clinical
Biochemistry' insert `and Cellular Science'.

3 In Ch. XI, Sect. X, Appendix,
concerning harassment (p. 797), delete `Department of
Cellular Science', and after `Nuffield Department of
Clinical Biochemistry' insert `and Cellular Science'.

4 This decree shall be effective
from 1 August 1998.

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Decree (4): Change in
composition of the Nuffield Medical Trustees

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the
Nuffield Medical Trustees, changes the composition of the
trustees in order to reflect changes in the organisation
of the National Health Service, and in order to ensure
that it is possible to maintain an appropriate balance of
lay representation and of those with financial and
medical expertise. Opportunity is taken also to change
the age of retirement for the trustees from 75 to 70,
although vested interests are preserved.

Text of Decree (4)

1 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 248 [1],
cl. 1 (a) (Statutes, 1997, p. 691),
delete items (1)–(10) and substitute:

`(1) as chairman, a person appointed on the occurrence of
each vacancy by the Chancellor of the University,
provided that the Chancellor shall have the right from
time to time to revoke any such appointment;

(2) the Vice-Chancellor;

(3)–(5) three persons appointed by the Chancellor
of the University;

(6) the Regius Professor of Medicine or, whenever he
or she is a trustee in another capacity, a person
appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Clinical
Medicine;

(7) a person appointed by Council after consultation
with the Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine;

(8) a person appointed by Council after consultation
with the Board of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences;

(9)–(10) two persons appointed by Council after
consultation with the chairmen of the NHS Trusts in the
City of Oxford which are concerned with teaching and
research and which include a university-nominated non-
executive director on their trust boards.'

2 Ibid., proviso (ii), delete
`seventy-five years' and substitute `seventy years'.

3 This decree shall have immediate
effect, provided that clause 2 above shall not apply to
any person currently serving as a trustee.

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Decree (5): Appointment of two
examiners to conduct the assessment of the Public Health
and Primary Health Care Course for the Second BM

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the
Clinical Medicine Board and with the concurrence of the
General Board, provides for the appointment of two
examiners to conduct the assessment of the integrated
Public Health and Primary Health Care Course, a component
of the Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of
Medicine.

Text of Decree (5)

1 In Examination Decrees,
1997, p. 1007, after 1. 2 insert:

`Two in Public Health and Primary Health Care'.

2 This decree shall be effective
from 1 October 2000.

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Decree (6): Fees (other than composition fees)
payable by candidates for examinations

Explanatory note

Council and the General Board have reviewed the level of
various fees payable by candidates for examinations and
have agreed that they should in general be increased by
4.2 per cent (the overall increase recorded in the Higher
Education Pay and Prices Index), normally rounded to the
nearest pound, with effect from 1 September 1998 in order
to take account of increases in examining and related
costs. Resubmission fees for the M.Litt., M.Sc., M.Th.,
and D.Phil., which rose to £100 in 1996, are being
held at this new level for the foreseeable future, in
order not to deter candidates from resubmitting. The
following decree provides accordingly.

Text of Decree (6)

1 In Examination Decrees,
1997, p. 1093, l. 6, concerning the matriculation fee,
delete `£148' and substitute `£154'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 15–35 and
substitute:

`(a) On entering or replacing the name of a
non-member of the University on the Register of Diploma
and Certificate Students under the provisions of Ch. X,
Sect. VIII £76.00

(b) On entering for certain examinations:
Foundation Certificates in English Language and
Literature, in Modern History, and in Social and
Political Science £39.00

Special Diplomas in Social Studies, and in Social
Administration* £76.00

Certificates in Theology £44.00

Certificate in Management Studies £76.00

Qualifying Examination for the degree of BD
£56.00

Degree of B.Mus. £160.00

Degrees of B.Phil., M.Phil., M.Th., M.Sc.

(by
Coursework), and M.St. on re-entering the examination
[dagger sign] £265.00

Diplomas in Applied Statistics, History of Art,
and Human Biology on re-entering the examination
[dagger sign] £141.00

Degree of M.Ch., Part I £84.00

(c) On applying for leave to supplicate

for the degree of BD £145.00

for the degree of M.Ch., Part II £319.00

for the degree of DM £319.00

for the degrees of DD, DCL, D.Litt., D.Sc., and
D.Mus. £513.00'.

3 Ibid., p. 1094, delete ll.
23–7 and substitute:

`(b) for each of the second and subsequent
certificates
attesting admission to any degree £5.00

(c) for each certificate attesting
matriculation or the
passing of any examination £5.00

(d) for each complete record of a graduate
of the
University
£16.00'.

4 This decree shall be effective
from 1 September 1998.

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Decree (7): Payment of
university fees

Explanatory note

The University is introducing amendments to the
Examination Decrees to give effect to provisions relating
to the new £1,000 tuition fee
(see Decree (9) below) and has also introduced
legislation introducing procedures in the event of non-
payment of the fee (Decree (3) of 11 June 1998,
Gazette, p. 1352; see "8Dec">also Decree (8) below). The following decree
makes consequential amendments, including revisions to
the timetable for the transmission of fees by the
colleges to the Curators of the University Chest.

Text of Decree (7)

1 In Examination Decrees,
1997, p. 1095, delete ll. 16–28 and substitute:

`The fee shall be paid as follows:

(a) in the case of those whose fees are paid
under the terms of the Education (Mandatory Awards)
Regulations (or under corresponding arrangements approved
by the Scottish Education Department, the Northern
Ireland Ministry of Education, or the Education
Departments in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man) the
fees shall be paid in accordance with the arrangements
laid down in those regulations;

(b) in the case of those working for an
undergraduate degree and liable to payment in full or
part of the University composition fee as specified in
clause 15 below, the fee shall be collected in accordance
with the provisions of clause 14 below;

(c) in all other cases the fee shall be paid
at the end of Michaelmas Term by all those who have been
working in Oxford in that term. Those who begin working
in Oxford in Hilary or Trinity Term shall pay the fee at
the end of that term. Council may, on application by the
society of the member of the University concerned, remit
some part of the fee.

Council may, on application by their society,
subsequently return some part of the fee for the year to
those who do not work in Oxford for the whole of that
academic year.*'

2 Ibid., delete from p. 1098, l. 27
to p. 1099, l. 18 and substitute:

`13. Not later than the fourteenth day after the last day
of every Full Term the Head or Bursar of every society
shall send to the Curators of the University Chest a
schedule signed by himself or herself containing the
names of all members of the society who were liable to
pay the composition fees referred to in cll. 1–3 and
cl. 6 above, in respect of that term. The Head or Bursar
of every society shall also:

(a) in respect of composition fees payable
under cl. 1 above, send to the Curators of the University
Chest within five working days of the end of every month
of the academic year (the first month of the academic
year being taken as October) the sum collected by the
society in that month;

(b) in respect of composition fees payable
under cll. 2, 3, and 6 above, send to the Curators of the
University Chest within fourteen days of the last day of
every Full Term the sum of such fees, provided that in
the case of such fees payable for Michaelmas Term, if at
that date a society shall not have received payment in
full by the fee-paying bodies, the society

(i) may transmit by that date either 80 per cent of
the amount required to be transmitted, or the total
amount of fees
received by that date, whichever is the greater, and

(ii) shall transmit the outstanding balance within one
month of the stated date.'

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Decree (8): Procedures in the event of non-payment of
the £1,000 university tuition fee

Explanatory note

It has been pointed out that the text of Decree (3)
published in the Gazette on 11 June (p.
1352) is ambiguous in that the provision in clause 14
(b) does not specify that it concerns solely
outstanding fees for which the student is liable. The
following decree seeks to clarify the position.

Text of Decree (8)

In Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cl. 14 (b)
(Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 1099, as
amended by Decree (3) of 11 June 1998,
Gazette, p. 1352), after `In the event that'
delete `the fee, or...towards the fee' and substitute
`any fee payable by the student, or the relevant
instalment towards such a fee'.

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Decree (9): University composition fees for
1998–9

Explanatory note

The Department for Education and Employment has abolished
the system of differential fees and replaced it with a
single fee payable by award-holding home and EU
undergraduates in 1998–9. That fee is currently set
at £1,000. The following decree provides
accordingly.

Council has already made a decree setting the level of
fees for overseas students in 1998–9 (Decree (1) of
23 October 1997, Gazette, p. 224). For a
number of years the levels of fee to be charged to
overseas students have been set well in advance. Council
and the General Board will review the position for
1999–2000 in due course and will then publish
legislation setting the new levels of fee.

Opportunity is taken in cl. 5 of the following decree
to set the fee for Recognised and Visiting Students,
which is half the Category A rate (i.e. £3,245 in
1998–9). Cl. 7 sets the fee for members of the
University working on the Foreign Service Course at the
Category B rate (i.e. £8,652 in 1998–9). The
decree also makes provision in cl. 8 for the level of
university fee to be charged in 1998–9 for the
Diploma Course in European Studies (intended primarily
for Japanese managers).

Notification has not as yet been received of the
arrangements which will apply in 1998–9 in respect
of students from the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man.
Colleges will be informed of the position separately once
an announcement has been received.

Text of Decree (9)

1 In Examination Decrees,
1997, p. 1099, l. 19, delete `For 1997– 8' and
substitute `For 1998–9'.

2 Ibid., l. 24, delete `:' and
substitute `the fee shall be £1,000;'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 25–9.

4 Ibid., l. 34, delete `£375'
and substitute `£500'.

5 Ibid., p. 1100, l. 5, delete
`£3,150' and substitute `£3,245'.

6 Ibid., l. 6, delete `£8,400'
and substitute `£8,652'.

7 Ibid., l. 8, delete `£15,500'
and substitute `£15,800'.

8 Ibid., l. 11, delete `For
1997–8' and substitute `For 1998–9'.

9 Ibid., l. 15, delete `£2,540'
and substitute `£2,610'.

10 This decree shall be effective
from 1 September 1998.

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Key to Decree (9)

Cll. 1–4 set the 1998–9 fees for home and EU
undergraduates.

Cl. 5 sets the 1998–9 fee for Recognised and
Visiting Students.

Cl. 6 sets the 1998–9 fee for the Foreign Service
Course.

Cl. 7 sets the 1998–9 fee for the Diploma Course in
European Studies.

Cll. 8 and 9 set the home and EU postgraduate fee for
1998–9.

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Decree (10): College
Contributions Scheme unit of statutory endowment income

Explanatory note

The following decree sets the value of the unit of
statutory endowment income for 1997–8 under the
College Contributions Scheme at £108,000

Text of Decree (10)

The unit of statutory endowment income for 1997–8 is
set at £108,000 under the provisions of Tit. XII,
Sect. I, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1997, p. 83).

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Decree (11): Endowment grants
from the College Contributions Fund

Explanatory note

Council decided, following the review of the College
Contributions Scheme, that a Grants Subcommittee of the
College Contributions Committee should be established,
consisting mainly of college bursars, to scrutinise
prospective recipient colleges' financial position and to
make recommendations for the disbursement of funds. It
was also decided, following the review, that the fund
should be used mainly for increasing the permanent
endowment of the poorer colleges and that the
disbursement of funds should be made on an annual basis.
The following decree authorises the endowment grants
which Council has decided, on the recommendation of the
College Contributions Committee, to make out of the
accumulated balance of the College Contributions Fund
under Tit. XII, Sect. I, cl. 2 (b)
(Statutes, 1997, p. 82).

Text of Decree (11)

The following amounts shall be paid in 1998 to the
colleges named in each case under the provisions of Tit.
XII, Sect. I, cl. 2 (b) as grants for the
enlargement of the permanent endowment of those colleges.


                                                     stg.
                  Pembroke College                500,000 

                  St Edmund Hall                  710,000 

                  St Peter's College              610,000 
    
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                                               stg1,820,000
                                              ---------------


Decree (12): Consent to
amendments to the Statutes of Exeter College

The consent of the University is given to the amendments
to Statute IV of Exeter College approved by the Governing
Body on 8 December 1997, in so far as such consent is
required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford
and Cambridge Act, 1923.

Note. The effect of the amendments is to
remove an age restriction on the appointment of advisers.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 26 June 1998: Notices<br />

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STATUTE APPROVED BY HER MAJESTY
IN COUNCIL

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the
Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 18
March 1998 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the Statute
concerning the Hope Fund, printed in
Gazette, pp. 120–1 (approved by
Congregation, p. 188).

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CRAVEN AWARDS 1998

Craven Fellowship: GEORGE WILLIAMSON, Christ
Church

Thomas Whitcombe Greene Scholarship for Classical
Art and Archaeology
: TED KAIZER, Brasenose
College

Derby Scholarship: BEATE DIGNAS, Lady
Margaret Hall

Henry Francis Pelham Studentship: NAJA
ARMSTRONG, Magdalen College

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BEIT SENIOR RESEARCH SCHOLARSHIP
1998–9

The Scholarship has been awarded to MARK C.R. HICKFORD,
St Antony's College.

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BEIT PRIZE 1997–8

The Prize has been awarded to MARTIN BUNTON, St Antony's
College.

Proxime accessit: JEREMY OSBORN, Lincoln
College.

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GEOFFREY HILL SPRAY PRIZE IN
CLINICAL BIOCHEMISTRY 1998

The Prize has been awarded to DAVID FRANK LAW, Wolfson
College.

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LITERAE HUMANIORES: DECLAMATION
PRIZES 1998

Greek Reading

First Prize: NICHOLAS WILSHIRE, Trinity
College
Second Prize: DANIEL KISS, Corpus Christi
College

Latin Reading

First Prize: MARIE LOUISE VON GLINSKI, New
College

Second Prize: CAROLINE MURPHY, Brasenose
College

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Latin Recitation

Prize: ANDY HULL, Trinity College

Greek Recitation

Prize: CARLOTTA DUS, Balliol College

Honourably mentioned: LUKE PITCHER, Exeter
College

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INDEPENDENT REVIEW OF HIGHER
EDUCATION PAY AND CONDITIONS


Submission by the University

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received an invitation (Appendix
I) from the secretary of the Independent Review of Higher
Education Pay and Conditions to send comments on behalf
of the University to the body conducting that review. The
submission at Appendix II has now, with the approval of
Council and the General Board after consultation with the
Academic Salaries Committee, the Board's Appointments
Committee, and the Staff Committee, been sent to the
review body.

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APPENDIX I

Letter from the secretary of the Independent Review
of Higher Education Pay and Conditions

                                           30 April 1998

I am writing to invite views, comments and supporting
material from universities and colleges to assist the
work of the Independent Review of Higher Education Pay
and Conditions.

The review was established following a recommendation in
the report of the National Committee of Inquiry into
Higher Education (the Dearing Report). Its terms of
reference require consideration of matters concerning pay
levels, pay structure, conditions of service, and the
future means of determining these—for all staff in
higher education, academic and non-academic.

The attached note outlines some of the main issues which
arise on each of these topics. The review committee would
very much welcome your institution's views on any or all
of these, together with other relevant comments and
supporting material you may want to submit. As well as
views on current difficulties, the committee would
particularly welcome your suggestions on how these might
be remedied within likely financial constraints. As it is
intended that the review should report early in 1999,
please could you let us have your response by no
later than 30 June 1998
.

Please note that, unless you specifically request
confidentiality, the review committee may quote from your
evidence in its report or otherwise make it publicly
available.

If you have any questions about this letter or the
submission of evidence, please contact the secretariat on
0171 467 7265, or visit our website at
www.irhepc.org.uk.

Thank you in advance for your assistance in the work of
the review.

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Terms of reference

The terms of reference of the review are as suggested in
the report of the National Committee of Inquiry into
Higher Education (the Dearing Report), which recommended
the committee's establishment:

`In the light of the changes in higher education proposed
in the National Committee of Inquiry's report, and the
need to ensure the future well-being of higher
education, to review and assess the options, and to make
recommendations for all staff in higher education on:

—the framework for negotiating pay and terms and
conditions of services;

—whether the pay levels, for all or any group, need
adjustment;

with a view to achieving:

—new ways of working as outlined in the National
Committee's report;

—a link between conditions of service and
remuneration;

—arrangements which respect the autonomy and
diversity of institutions and the need of each to ensure
its own financial well-being and the quality of its
provision;

—appropriate transitional arrangements.'

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Members of the review

Sir Michael Bett (Chairman)

Dr Liz Allen, Head of Higher Education, National
Association of Teachers in Further and Higher Education


Sheila Forbes, Director Lloyds TSB; Civil Service
Commissioner
Professor Derek Fraser, Vice-Chancellor
and Chief Executive of Teesside University

Elaine Harrison, Head of Higher Education, UNISON

David Henshaw, Chief Executive of Knowsley Metropolitan
Borough

Dr Nigel Home, Special Adviser KPMG and Chairman of
Alcatel UK

Peter Humphreys, Chief Executive of the Universities and
Colleges Employers Association (UCEA)

Chris Kaufman, National Officer of the Transport and
General Workers Union

Admiral Sir John Kerr, formerly Commander-in-Chief, Naval
Home Command

Professor Philip Love, Vice-Chancellor of Liverpool
University and Chairman of UCEA

Leif Mills, former General Secretary of the Banking,
Insurance and Finance Union

Dr John Rea, Principal of the University College of St
Mark and St John

Professor Richard Shaw, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of
Paisley University

Paul Talbot, National Officer of the Manufacturing
Science and Finance Union

Tom Wilson, Assistant General Secretary of the
Association of University Teachers

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Secretariat

Peter Thorpe (Secretary)

Grant Whitfield

Donald Tait

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Issues to be addressed by the review

Pay levels. Examination of current pay rates
and earnings levels for all groups of staff employed by
higher education institutions (HEIs)—including of
relativities between them and with external
comparators—with particular reference to the
implications for recruitment, retention and motivation;
and taking account of issues concerning affordability and
institutional efficiency.

Pay structures. Assessment of the case for
harmonisation and rationalisation of pay scales across
universities with different heritages and between
different staff groups—taking account of the
autonomy of HEIs and the diversity of their missions,
together with the need to facilitate effective working in
a developing higher education system and career
progression for individuals; and considering means to
reflect factors such as experience, responsibilities,
performance and labour market considerations in decisions
on initial pay levels and subsequent progression.

Terms and conditions of service. Review of
the case and scope for harmonising conditions of service
across different parts of the HE system and between
different staff groups—taking account of the links
with remuneration, and provisions for staff appraisal and
development; and considering the position of part-time
staff and those on fixed-term contracts.

Means of determining pay and conditions.
Consideration of possible frameworks for determining pay
and conditions—taking account of variations in
labour markets and other factors nationally and locally;
and including review of the arguments for and against a
pay review body or other external inputs to inform the
process.

Other issues. Taking account throughout of
considerations such as equal opportunities, increasing
casualisation in employment, the aspirations of staff
(especially of younger staff), and the cost and quality
of human resources management.

                                        (Signed) PETER THORPE

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APPENDIX II

Submission by the University of Oxford to the
Independent Review of Higher Education Pay and Conditions

The University of Oxford (excluding its constituent
colleges) employs over 7,000 staff at an annual cost of
£155m. It aims to recruit, reward, and retain staff
of the highest standard and in many sectors recruits in
international markets. The relative decline in higher
education pay levels as compared with most other sectors
is causing grave problems for the recruitment and
retention of such staff, especially in the areas of
management studies, economics, law, computing, and many
sciences, as well as in secretarial, clerical, and
accountancy positions. If the University is to retain
international excellence in teaching and research, it is
vital that appropriate staff benefits can be provided and
financed.

The University appreciates the benefits which the
economies of scale and the availability of professional
expertise associated with central pay bargaining through
the Universities and Colleges Employers Association
(UCEA) convey. However, it is essential to the University
that it retains the freedom locally to amend and adapt
UCEA recommendations to suit Oxford's particular
situation and needs. The University has, for example, its
own distinct academic lecturer and academic-related
research scales based upon the national spine; it has
also added super-scale discretionary points, in excess of
those recommended nationally, to most non-academic and
academic-related scales. For the future, this local
flexibility must be preserved and extended.

Any national arrangements for pay determination therefore
should explicitly provide a flexible framework within
which individual institutions can vary remuneration
arrangements as required. One example of such an
arrangement would be for the national bargaining to
concentrate solely upon a revaluation of a pay spine, in
the light of which each institution would be free to
reposition and redefine the salary scale for each grade
on the revalued pay spine, as locally appropriate. Thus,
if the spine were revalued nationally by, say, increasing
all spine-point salary values by `n' per cent, some
institutions could simply apply that increase and no
more; others could perhaps extend some, or all,
grade-salary ranges by using one or more extra spine
points, or could reposition certain grade-salary ranges
higher up the spine. It is appreciated that each of these
developments would add a further element to the cost of
the pay review at the particular institution, but any
such development would be under local control and would
benefit the institution by enabling it to address any
recruitment, reward, or retention problems it faced. This
twin-element approach (national spine revaluation, plus
genuinely optional local further element(s) related to
the spine) would enable both the position of the more
financially constrained universities and the needs of
other institutions to be accommodated more readily than
the present single-element national arrangement. Through
the second element, institutions could, for example,
respond to specific recruitment difficulties and to the
wide differences in the cost of housing across the
country.

In essence, any future national framework for pay
determination should be de minimis and should enable, but
not proscribe or limit, the freedom of individual
institutions to vary pay arrangements to suit their
particular needs and circumstances.

In the light of current employment law and good practice,
the University supports the concept of a single pay spine
for all staff, though it recognises more than one family
of grade-salary scales may be derived from that spine. At
Oxford, for example, the intricate system of joint
appointments with colleges may require the University,
for its part, to retain a unique set of pay scales for
academic staff, which would none the less be derived from
the single pay spine upon which the salary scales for all
other university staff would be based. The University
accepts the importance of ranking all jobs using a
single, gender-neutral, job classification system (such
as HERA), though additional factors, such as the
institution's financial resources and priorities, the
competitive employment market pressures (whether
regional, national, or international), and perhaps
performance, will also influence salary determination at
institutional level.

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MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE


Temporary closure

From Tuesday, 30 June, the museum will close to visitors
for major building work and gallery refurbishment, mainly
funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. A reopening date has
not yet been set, but it is expected that the museum will
be closed for about a year. The museum's extensive Web
site will remain open at http://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk, and new
exhibitions will appear there while the building is
closed.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 26 June 1998: Lectures<br />

Lectures


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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Pharmacology

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown
in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

PROFESSOR RANJIT CHAUDHURY, National Institute of Immunology, New
Delhi

Mon. 6 July: `Challenges in clinical evaluation
of alternative medicine.'

DR DEREK J. BLAKE

Tue. 7 July: `Dystrophin-related proteins in
the CNS: brains as well as brawn?'

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THEOLOGY


Ian Ramsey Centre Seminars in Science
and Theology

Issues in theology and the sciences—questions raised by
the cognitive and neurosciences

Seminars in this series will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on
Thursdays in weeks 1, 3, 5, and 7 of term, in the Hood Room, St
Cross College.

Conveners: Dr Arthur Peacocke and Dr Margaret Yee.

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ST ANNE'S COLLEGE


A celebration of the National Health
Service—health care: ends and beginnings

This seminar will be held on Sunday, 5 July, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.,
in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's Colleg. The
speakers will be Professor Susan Greenfield, Professor Jean
Golding, Professor Sir John Grimley Evans, Lord Winston, and Mrs
Ruth Deech (chair).

Further details may be obtained from Mrs Sandra Madley, St Anne's
College (telephone: Oxford (2)74820).

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HIGHFIELD FAMILY AND ADOLESCENT UNIT,
WARNEFORD HOSPITAL

Contemporary themes in child and adolescent psychiatry: a
tribute to the late Professor William Parry-Jones

This symposium will be held from 9.30 a.m. on Wednesday, 9
September, in the Law Library, Oxford, under the chairmanship of
Professor Guy Goodwin.

PROFESSOR GOODWIN

10 a.m.: introduction.

DR HARRIET STURDY

10.05 a.m.: `How soon can a child go mad? Child
mental development and insanity in the nineteenth
century.'

PROFESSOR PETER COOPER

10.40 a.m.: `The intergenerational transmission
of eating disorders.'

PROFESSOR IAN GOODYER

11.20 a.m.: `The aetiology of first episode
major depression.'

DR TONY JAMES

12 noon: `Early onset psychosis in
adolescents.'

DR JEAN HARRIS HENDRICKS

2 p.m.: `Psychological tramua: an overview.'

DR JOANNE BARTON

2.30 p.m.: `Psychosocial intervention
programmes for children in former Yugoslavia.'

PROFESSOR LYNNE MURRAY

3.30 p.m.: `Postpartum depression and child
development.'

DR GILLIAN FORREST

4.15 p.m.: `An appreciation of William Parry-
Jones.'

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 26 June 1998: Grants and Funding<br />

Grants and Research Funding


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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 26 June 1998: Examinations and Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards


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ANNUAL ELECTIONS OF MEMBERS OF BOARDS
OF FACULTIES


Board of the Faculty of Clinical
Medicine (12 June): Results

UNCONTESTED ELECTION

Official members

1. D.H. BARLOW, MA, Nuffield Professor of Obstetrics and
Gynaecology

2. J.I. BELL, DM, Nuffield Professor of Clinical Medicine

3. E.R. MOXON, MA, Action Research Professor of Paediatrics

Ordinary members

1. C. BUNCH, MA, Fellow of Wolfson

2. D.R.M. LINDSELL, MA status, Department of Radiology

3. J.D. YOUNG, MA, Fellow of Worcester

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MATHEMATICAL
SCIENCES


Honour School of Mathematics 1999

The Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences has approved
the following list of lecture courses for Section c of the Honour
School of Mathematics to be examined in Trinity Term 1999
(Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 296, regulation
6(1)(a)).

Intuitionism

Model Theory

Axiomatic Set Theory

The Gödel's Incompletess Theorem

Group Theory

Lie Algebras

Representation Theory

Manifolds and Differential Geometry

Algebraic Topology

Functional Analysis

Analytic Topology

C* -algebras

Perturbation Methods

Calculus of Variations

Numerical Linear Algebra and Approximation

Finite Elements for PDEs

Bayesian Statistics

Patterns and Networks

Generalised Linear Models and Survival Analysis

Mathematical Genetics

Stochastic Calculus for Finance

Complexity and Cryptography

Lambda Calculus

Domain Theory

Further Quantum Theory

General Relativity I

Quantum Field Theory

General Relativity II

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Honour School of Mathematical Sciences
2000

The following list of subjects for paper B10 has been approved
for examination in 2000.

Elementary Number Theory

Mathematical Ecology and Biology

Combinatorial Optimisation

Communication Theory

Nonlinear Systems

Applied Probability

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Honour School of Computation 2000

The following subjects have been approved for the Honour School
of Computation, Trinity Term 2000.

1. Section II.1. Compilers and Operating Systems.

2. Section II.2. Computer Graphics, Splines, and Computational
Geometry.

3. Section II.3. Parallel Scientific Computation and Parallel
Algorithms.

4. Section II.4. Object-oriented programming.

5. Section II.5. Mathematical Foundation of Programming
Languages (*topics may vary from year to year and may include
Lambda Calculus, Domain Theory, Semantics of Programming
Languages, Application-oriented program semantics).

6. Section II.6. Advanced Mathematical Logic (*topics may vary
from year to year and may include Proof Theory, Model Theory,
Axiomatic Set Theory, and Gödel's Incompleteness
Theorems).

Options 1, 2, and 3 will have 1/6 practical weight and a
two-and-a-half-hour examination.

Option 4 will have 1/3 practical weight and a two-hour
examination.

Options 5 and 6 will have no practicals and a three-hour
examination.

*Synopses of the topics to be offered will be circulated to
undergraduates in the Trinity Term preceding the examination.

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Section E

Papers a1, a2, a3, a4, a5, a6, b1, b8, b9, and b10 specified for
the Honour School of Mathematical Sciences. All papers will be
of three hours' duration except papers b8 and b9 will have a
two-and-a-half-hour examination; papers b8 and b9 will contain
a practical element, as set out in the Regulations for the Honour
School of Mathematical Sciences.

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Honour School of Mathematics and
Computation 2000

The subjects approved for Section II (MC) in the Honour School
of
Mathematics and Computation, Trinity Term 2000, will be the same
as those for Section II of the Honour School of Computation 2000.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF DIVINITY

The Board of the Faculty of Theology has granted leave

TO G.I. DAVIES, Merton, to supplicate for the Degree of
Doctor of Divinity.

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

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF
PHILOSOPHY

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

Anthropology and Geography

M. KAWHARU, Exeter: `Kaitiakitanga: dimensions of a
customary Maori concept of resource management '.

Pitt Rivers Museum, Friday, 10 July, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: D.B. Tayler, P. Gathercole.

English Language and Literature

TAKASHI YOSHINAKA, Wadham: `Renaissance eyes: ocular poetics in
Sidney, Shakespeare, and Marvell'.

Lincoln, Tuesday, 28 July, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: P.E. McCullough, J. Roe.

Literae Humaniores

A. BENDLIN, Brasenose: `Social complexity and religion at Rome in the
second and first centures bce'.

Examination Schools, Thursday, 30 July, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: M.D. Goodman, T.P. Wiseman.

G. TSETSKHLADZE, Balliol: `Cultural history of Colchis (sixth to
first centuries bc)'.

Ashmolean Museum, Wednesday, 1 July, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: J.J. Coulton, J.G.F. Hind.

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Mathematical Sciences

M. INUANI, Magdalen: `Technology mapping for heterogeneous lut-based
field programmable gate arrays'.

Department of Engineering Science, Friday, 17 July,
11 a.m.


Examiners: W.R. Moore, P.Y.K. Cheung.

Medieval and Modern Languages

M.E. TOPPING, Lincoln: `Christian and mythological figures of speech
in the works of Marcel Proust'.

Somerville, Saturay, 18 July, 10 a.m.


Examiners: A.J. Tooke, E. Hughes.

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Modern History

T. BASTIANICH, Keble: `An illustrious man and his uomini illustri:
Francesco di Marco Datini and the decoration of his palace in
Prato'.

Magdalen, Wednesday, 15 July, 11 a.m.


Examiners: E. Welch, J.R. Woodhouse.

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Oriental Studies

C. BRADY, St Cross: `Targum Lamentations' reading of the Book of
Lamentations'.

Oriental Institute, Monday, 29 June, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: C.T.R. Hayward, A. Samely.

R. KANA'AN, Linacre: `Jaffa and the Waqf of Muhammad Aga Abu Nabbut:
a study of the urban history of an east Mediterranean city
(1799–1831)'.

Middle East Centre, St Antony's, Wednesday, 1 July, 11 a.m.


Examiners: E.L. Rogan, A. Raymond.

P.G. TINTI, Balliol: `Between two civilisations: history and
self-representation of Bangladeshi Buddhism'.

All Souls, Monday, 6 July, 9 a.m.


Examiners: T. Raychaudhuri, M.B. Carrithers.

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Physical Sciences

J. DYER, Linacre: `New approaches to functionalised
pyrrolidines'.

Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Friday, 24 July, 2 p.m.


Examiners: C.J. Schofield, A. Parsons.

JIAN-QUING ZHOU, Linacre: `Numerical analysis and
laboratory test of concrete pipes'.

Department of Engineering Science, Monday, 27 July,
10 a.m.


Examiners: M.S. Williams, C.D.F. Rogers.

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Social Studies

R. SURENDER, Nuffield: `Managed competition and the National Health
Service: an evaluation of general practice fund-holding'.

Templeton, Wednesday, 5 August, 11 a.m.


Examiners: S.E. Dopson, C. May.

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Theology

T. CARTER, Regent's Park: `Beyond the pale: a socio-
cultural perspective on the power of sin in Paul's letters'.

Wolfson, Tuesday, 14 July, 10.30 a.m.


Examiners: J. Ashton, P.F. Esler.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 26 June 1998: Colleges<br />

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


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OBITUARY


Christ Church

MYLES FRANCIS MAXWELL CAREY, MA, January 1998; commoner
1935–8.

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ELECTIONS


Keble College

To Honorary Fellowships:

C.J.M. HARDIE, MA

ADRIAN DARBY, OBE, MA

To a Senior Research Fellowship and Tutorship in
Physiology:

DR ALAN LARKMAN

To an Official Fellowship and Tutorship in
Archaeology and Anthropology:

PROFESSOR JOHN BENNET

To an Official Fellowship and Tutorship in
Management:

DR GEOFFREY JONES

To an Official Fellowship and Tutorship in
Physics:

DR ARTUR EKERT

To an Official Fellowship and Tutorship in
German:

DR ANTHONY PHELAN

To the Gordon Milburn Junior Research Fellowship
(Theology):

DR DAVID BURTON

To the Peter North Visiting Fellowship in Socio-Legal
Studies:

MS VEERLE HEYVAERT

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 26 June 1998: Advertisements<br />

Advertisements


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How to
advertise in the Gazette

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Oxford University Museum of
Natural History

Copies sought of the 2 studies of the
swifts nesting in the museum tower. Should you have
unwanted copies of David Lack's Classic Swifts in a
Tower
and Derek Bromhall's Devil
Birds
, please contact (or leave message for)
Margaret Williamson, tel.: Oxford (2)72961.

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Services Offered

Personal Computer Consultants: we offer
expert advice and tuition for both hardware and software.
On-site service at home or in the office. We provide
upgrades for most computers or alternatively we will
supply or source hardware or software to your
requirements. For a quality service matched with
competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel.: Oxford
461333.

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by
Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work,
competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also
carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy
cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning.
For free estimates and friendly advice, call
Grimebusters. Tel.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club. The
club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and
families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come
along to the Club rooms at 13 Norham Gardens, and sample
our programme of events and outings; we are open each
Wednesday morning, 10.30–12 noon, from the week
before term starts to the week after term, also
throughout the summer vacation.

Blue House, a small intimate nursery for
children 2–5 years, established 10 years. Open
Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half
days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy
and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry.
Our aims are to encourage independence, self confidence,
and social skills. Call Kimberly on Oxford 247877 for
further information or come and visit us.

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Situations Vacant

St Antony's College invites applications for the full-time
post of Computer Officer.
Applicants should have experience
in a wide range of IT-related tasks and PC networking with Novell NetWare.
The
officer will: install, maintain, and upgrade software on all college-owned
machines;
carry out routine maintenance of college-owned hardware; supervise the server
machine and the Student Computer Room (assisted by technical assistants);
oversee the operation and development of the college's ethernet network;
provide support and some training for college staff and fellows, and the
technical
assistants; oversee the development and update of the college's Web page
together
with the Development Officer; serve on the college's information
resources/library
committee; undertake specific college IT projects. The post-holder will
liaise with
the University's Computing Services. Good communication and interpersonal
skills
are essential as is a thorough knowledge and experience of Windows 95, PCs
and networks,
the Internet, MS Office, e-mail, and other commonly used software packages.
Familiarity
with Windows NT and NetWare 4x is also required. Free meals while on duty and

car parking available. Position available immediately. Salary in excess of
£17,000. Usual college terms and conditions. Applicants should send a
c.v.,
inc. details of experience, to the Bursar, with the names of two referees. St

Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF.

Assistant for Development Office required, part-time, to
assist in production of a college Who's Who. A lot of data entry will be
involved, but also an opportunity to gain experience of a small, busy
development office in a pleasant environment. Accuracy is essential, Paradox
database experience would be ideal, but training will be given. Hours and
salary negotiable. Contact Anna Whitworth, Development Director, New College,
Oxford OX1 3BN. Tel.: Oxford (2)79509, e-mail:
anna.whitworth@new.ox.ac.uk.

Volunteer opportunities: C.S. Lewis Centennial Celebration.
The C.S. Lewis Foundation is seeking individuals to assist with the
Centennial Celebration in Oxford and Cambridge, 19 July–1 Aug. For more
information, please contact the C.S. Lewis Foundation, tel.: Oxford 767689,
fax: 767690, e-mail: cslewisfoundation@juno.com.

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Houses to Let

Central North Oxford: prime location detached family house
off Charlbury Road, close to Dragon School. Spacious, 6-bedroom house with 2
bathrooms, drawing room, dining-room, study, kitchen, utility, garage, and a
mature private garden. Furnished. £2,225 p.c.m. John D. Wood and Co.,
ref: SGM. Tel.: Oxford 311522, Web site: http://www.johndwood.co.uk.

Central Headington: refurbished througout. Study/bedroom
with en suiteshower room/w.c.; own entrance; reception area off
hall. Two double and 1 single bedroom; bathroom; separate w.c. Large living-
room 18 x 13.5 ft; kitchen with appliances. £950 p.c.m. Contact Mrs
Morris, tel.: Oxford 735297 (a.m./eve.) or 750375 (p.m.).

Large North Oxford family house in sought-after location,
close to schools, hospitals, University, and station. Five bedrooms, living-
room, spacious south-facing kitchen and garden; parking for 2 cars; c.h. To
let to family from Aug. 1998. Tel.: Oxford 790640.

Central Oxford: brand new, fully-equipped house with gas
c.h., carpets, and curtains; 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, through reception room,
cloakroom, kitchen, and garden. Available immediately. £1,250 p.c.m.
Contact M. Feller, tel.: Oxford 251164 (office hours), or write to 54–55
Covered Market, Oxford OX1 3DY.

Three-bedroom, semi-detached, furnished house; Florence
Park, Oxford. Easy access to centre. Completely refurbished/redecorated. New
fitted bathroom and kitchen (fully equipped). New gas c.h., new fitted
carpets, sun lounge, gardens, parking space. No pets, non-smoker. £750
p.c.m., plus bills. Available from mid-July, initially 1 year, with
posibility of renewal. Tel.: 01235 868206.

New 5-bedroom town house in central Oxford. Situated on
river bank with attractive views and riverside walks. Quiet, yet 2 minutes'
walk to rail station (London Paddington 56 minutes), 6 minutes to bus station
(Heathrow 70 minutes) and 12 minutes to Bodleian, etc. Built to a high
specification for easy living. Two reception rooms, dining-room conservatory,
3 bathrooms (2 en suite), downstairs w.c., modern fully-equipped
kitchen, small garden, private parking. To let with blinds and carpeted.
Unfurnished or possibly furnished, so rent negotiable.
£1,800–£2,300 p.c.m. Available from July. Tel.: 01844 208315,
fax: 201511, e-mail: 100574.451@compuserve.com.

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.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail:
info@qbman.co.uk.

Make finding accommodation a pleasure, not a chore. Finders
Keepers is dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to 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), welcome food pack,
personal service, and much more. Call us and you will not need to go
elsewhere. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road,
Oxford OX2 6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:
oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Beautiful, unusual, open-plan, fully-furnished modern house.
Very quiet, with stunning views to open countryside yet well within the ring
road in North Oxford. Off-street parking and small patio garden. Suit
visiting academic or professional couple. Regret no children, pets, or
smokers. £895 p.m., inc. Council Tax and water rates. Tel.: Oxford
515085, e-mail: richard.boyd@anat.ox.ac.uk.

Comfortable 2-bedroom turn-of-the-century end terrace house
in quiet setting in Headington. Availble for rent 12 months from late Sept.
1998. Suit small family. Fully furnished with garden and on-street parking.
Convenient for local shops, JR Hospital, and local transport to city centre.
£700 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 751401, e-mail: Ponting@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

Central Summertown: 7-bedroom house within walking distance of Summertown
shops and regular bus service into Oxford centre. Fully furnished; gas c.h.
Possibly suit students/sharers. £1,400 p.c.m. Available from Sept. 1998.
Tel.: Oxford 728597.

Charming cottage on edge of village 15 minutes north-west of
Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/study. Furnished and equipped to a
very high standard. Beams, inglenook fire, country antiques, c.h. Very
private walled patio garden. Suit caring non-smoking couple. Available from
Sept. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

Just modernised (c.h., kitchen, bathroom, etc.) well-
appointed 3-bedroom house in Kiln Lane, Headington, with off-street parking.
On excellent bus routes to city centre and London. Close to shops, John
Radcliffe, Churchill, and Nuffield Orthopaedic Hospitals. Easy access to
Oxford centre, M40, and University. Ideally suited to professional University
or medical couple. £700 p.c.m., plus bills. Initially 1 year, with
possibility of renewal. Non-smokers only. Available from July/Aug. Tel./fax:
Oxford 735540.

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Flats to Let

Elegant, brand-new maisonette, overlooking Rewley Abbey
Stream and Oxford
Canal; 5 minutes' walk from Carfax, Oxford town centre, 2 minutes Port Meadow
and railway station (London 52 minutes). Upstairs; canal-facing master
bedroom
17 ft by 11, en-suite w.c. and shower, second bedroom 12 x 10, and modern
luxury
bathroom. Downstairs: 17 x 13 living room with doors opening onto small
terrace/garden facing stream and canal. Fully equipped, new, fitted 13 x 10
kitchen/dining area and cloakroom. New furniture and carpets. D.g., c.h.,
prewired
for stereo, security and smoke alarms. Private parking bay. £1,200
p.c.m., available
Aug. for one year, preferably no smoking or pets. Tel.: 01494 464080, fax:
01494 449739, e-mail: uzds0001@sable.ox.ac.uk.

Sunny, modern flat with private balcony, large windows,
splendid south-facing views, 2 bedrooms, off-street parking, brand new fitted
kitchen (inc. dishwasher and washer-drier). Quiet neighbourhood, central
North Oxford. Available July 1998–Jan. 1999, or Sept. 1998–Jan.
1999. £750 p.c.m., inc. utilities. Tel.: Oxford (2)76936.

Spacious, well-equipped, 2-bedroom, modern, furnished flat
with garage, etc. North Oxford, near Cutteslowe Park and very frequent buses
to city centre. Available from end Sept. £625 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 553100,
e-mail: gittins@stats.ox.ac.uk.

North and central North Oxford: 1- and 2-bedroom apartments;
fully furnished to high standard with good security and off-steet parking. A
variety of sizes and available dates. £600–£675 p.c.m. Best
suited to professionals or visiting academics. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

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, inc. sitting-
room, double bedroom, kitchen with washing machine, bathroom with shower,
plentiful storage space. Gas c.h. Suit single person or couple. Available
late Sept. £695 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 512138, e-mail:
mdy@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

Woodstock Road, Oxford: large Edwardian flat, overlooking St
John's sports field. Lounge 23 ft, bedroom same. Dining room, study, large
bathroom, separate shower cubicle, kitchen/fridge, new washing machine, large
gas cooker, microwave. Available 1 Oct. 1998–31 May 1999. Suit academics
(non-smoking; no children). Ten minutes to city. £550 p.m. Tel.: Oxford
553094.

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Summer Lets

Studio flat in Kidlington available to responsible person,
24 July–1 Sept., at low rent in exchange for feeding pets while
neighbours away. References essential. Tel.: Oxford 513816 (office hours) or
842103 (eve./weekend).

Holiday accommodation: attractive and comfortable, 10
minutes to city centre, in quiet road, central North Oxford, near water
meadows. Well equipped, sleeps 6/7. Available July and Aug. £350 p.w.
Write to 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon. Tel.: Oxford 559911.

Spacious family house, Summertown, North Oxford. Edwardian
detached house, available 20 July–28 Aug or 2 Sept. Withing 20 minutes
of Summertown shopping area, buses to city centre, swimming pool, tennis
courts, and countryside walks. Fully equipped and attractively furnished; all
modern service facilities inc. washing machine, drier, dishwasher, microwave,
TV, video, hi-fi. Four bedrooms (sleeps up to 9), large attic for children to
play, bathroom with toilet, shower room, toilet room, 2 reception, large
dining-room, very spacious kitchen with conservatory to large garden. Price
negotiable. Tel.: Oxford (2)70490 (day) or 511007 (eve.), fax: (2)70757.

Four-storey Victorian town house to let in Oxford, 1–29
Aug. Sleeps 4/5. All mod. cons. Small sunny garden to Oxford canal. Close to
city centre and river Thames. Bikes, rowing boat. Feed 2 cats and water
plants. Tel.: Oxford 557133, e-mail: sledwith@brookes.ac.uk.

Central houses and flats for the summer (1 July–25
Sept): 1- or 2-month leases possible. Average cost £300 per bedroom with
utilities. TV, video, phone installed. Suit visiting academics. Tel.: Oxford
201132, fax: 243600.

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-and-breakfast: city centre, close to Christ Church and
university. En suitebathroom. £25 per person, per night.
Tel.: Oxford 724840.

A few minutes' walk from the town centre: 2 rooms to let
fully furnished, in comfortable, quiet locations, close to the Thames.
Available end of summer. Please contact P. Spanu, tel.: Oxford (2)75116 (day)
or 727826 (eve.), e-mail: spanu@trans.plants.ox.ac.uk.

Sept. 1998: North Oxford, 2 miles from city on bus route.
Large, light ground-floor room with own microwave and refrigerator, in quiet
private house. Shared shower room, laundry, and garden. £275 p.c.m.,
inc. heating. Must be non-smoker. References required. Tel.: Oxford 311954.

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Accommodation Sought

Responsible final year D.Phil. student and University
employee seeks accommodation 1 Sept.–31 Dec. House/pet-sitting
considered. Please contact Gerald, tel.: Oxford (2)72932 (work) or 439231
(home), e-mail: mclarnon@atm.ox.ac.uk.

Non-smoking academic seeks study, preferably in
North/central Oxford, for next academic year. Desk and bookshelves required,
but no need of phone. Access may be needed at weekends. Contact Piers Ludlow
before 12 July, tel.: Oxford (2)77747 (work) or 553759 (home), e-mail:
piers.ludlow@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

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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
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History professor on sabbatical from Canada seeks furnished
accomodation in Oxford for self, wife, and 2 small children. Would be
interested in a lease for all or part of the academic year 1998–9,
ideally for £500 p.m. Please contact David Torrance, 1 British
Settlement Road, Westcock, N.B., Canada, E4L 2E8. Tel.: 506 536 0899, fax:
364 2645, e-mail: dtorranc@mta.ca.

Short-term letting opportunities sought! The C.S. Lewis
Foundation seeks short-term letting possibilities in Oxford (19–25 July)
and Cambridge (25 July–1 Aug.). Needs vary from 1–2 weeks. For more
information contact: C.S. Lewis Foundation, tel.: Oxford 767689, fax: 767690,
e-mail: cslewisfoundation@juno.com.

Professional couple (non-smokers, no children, 1 collie dog)
seeks quiet rural accommodation in Charlbury/Woodstock area; furnished or
unfurnished, preferably 2/3 bedrooms, with garden. Rental around
£500–£550. E-mail: nick.marston@spc.ox.ac.uk.

The University Accommodation Office is looking for furnished
houses and flats for couples and families available now and for the next
academic year. Reasonably-priced rooms for single people and short-term
accommodation also required. Tel.: Oxford (2)78286/7.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home or
investment. We have celebrated 25 years in Oxford letting and managing
properties—try us first! Many of our landlords have remained with us
since we opened and are delighted with our service—why not pop in and
read their comments? Contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2
6PE. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet
site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

American professional family requires house, at least 4 and
preferably 5 bedrooms, fairly central position, ideal dates 1 Sept.
1998–1 Jan. 1999 (flexible if necessary). Willing to rent, or exchange
for house in Atlanta, with 4 bedrooms/2 bathrooms, in historic district
minutes from Emory University, US Centre for Disease Control, Georgia Tech
and Georgia State Universities. Please write to Deborah Scroggins, 1173 St
Louis Pl., Atlanta, GA 30306. Tel. (USA): 404 249 9844, e-mail:
deblane@msn.com. Local enquiries to Wendy James, tel.: Oxford (2)74677 or
559041.

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Holiday Lets

Tuscany, Italy: unexpectedly available for the last 2 weeks
in July. Charming 17th-c. farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with
magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised, with lovely
garden and swimming pool. Near Lucca; easy access to Pisa and Florence.
Sleeps 8–10. Tel.: 0181 446 4913.

Idyllic watermill, central France. Sleeps 8–10. Own
river swimming and fishing. Beautiful secluded surroundings. Waterside
terrace. Available July/Sept. onwards. Also long term Autumn or winter lets.
Tel./fax: 0181 940 2395.

Brittany, France. Recently-restored cottage in unspoilt
village; 3 bedrooms, sleeps 6–8, garden and parking. Thirty minutes St
Malo and beautiful beaches, close to Dinan. £160–300 p.w. Tel.:
Oxford 772207.

Cornwall, Lizard Peninsula: accommodation in 18th-c. house.
Sleeps 5. Secluded garden, village setting, sea 5 minutes. For further
details, tel.: 01326 280216.

Dordogne Valley: stone-built farmhouse in quiet rural
location, with stunning views from large elevated terrace. Five bedrooms, 2
bathrooms. Sleeps 8–10. One acre of garden. Lake, tennis, golf all
nearby; great cycling, walking, and charming villages everywhere. Reduced
rental available for remaining weeks in June, July, and Sept., from £200
p.w. Tel.: 01295 670320 for details, inc. colour brochure.

Villa with garden and wonderful views, 40 minutes' from
Florence; all mod. cons. Swimming and sports facilities nearby. Sleeps 8.
Available 22–29 Aug; £360. Lukes, tel. (Italy): 00 39 55
8428317.

Pagonas house, old town, Rethimno, Crete: a traditional
Cretan town house, beautifully restored, in a quiet area and close to the
beach and all amenities. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin), fully equipped, large
patio balcony with barbecue and good views. £280 p.w., £1,000 p.m.
Tel./fax: 0030 831 56525.

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Houses for Sale

North Oxford : 18th-c. stone house overlooking Wolvercote
Green. Many period features, inc. beams, wood-burning stove, flagstones. Four
bedrooms (inc. converted attic and large study bedroom), large living-room,
kitchen, bathroom, utility room, loft, garage. Large walled garden offering
privacy. Gas c.h., new roof (1980s). Offers from
£280,000–£300,000 for this rare chance to live in sought-after
area on edge of Oxford. Tel.: 07050 632277.

Flat for sale: quiet mansion, overlooking gardens, off
Woodstock Road. Gas c.h., kitchen with fitted cupboards, built-in gas hob and
electric oven. Living room faces south, bedroom east. Bathroom; hall with
built-in cupboard and store room. Car parking; near bus stop. £85,500.
Tel.: Oxford 511576.

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Properties for sale at Oxford Waterside

Central North Oxford/Jericho. Classically styled homes built
by nationally renowned quality house-builders, Berkeley Homes. Properties
available include: 2-bedroom apartments from £118,500; 3-bedroom, 2-
bathroom houses from £169,500; 4-bedroom, 3-storey houses with garages
from £275,000. Marketing suite and show homes open daily, 10 a.m.–5
p.m. Tel.: Oxford 311449, or 726000/515000 (joint selling agents, Savills and
Thomas Merrifield).
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<br /> Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 28 June<br /> - 31 August

Diary


Contents of this section:

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

For the full list of courses, see the HREF="http://admin.ox.ac.uk/training/">Staff Development
ProgrammeWeb site.

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Sunday 28 June

THE RT REVD DR KALLISTOS WARE preaches the St John
Baptist's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

WESTRON WYND perform popular music from the fifteenth
century onwards, 7.30 p.m., Holywell Music Room (tickets
£7/£5 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the
door).

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Monday 29 June

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR: `Appraisal', 9.30
a.m. (see information above).

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Tuesday 30 June

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE closed for refurbishment
(reopening in about one year's time).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: Drawings by Claude
Lorrain (1600–82) (until 13 September).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Contrasts in
seventeenth-century painting', 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
£1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--1
p.m.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

ISIS INNOVATION: meeting at which those seeking
investment in a new or growing company can put forward a
proposal to potential investors (information from
(2)72411, e-mail: Bhee.Bellew@isis.ox.ac.uk).

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Wednesday 1 July

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `Lewis
Carroll: Christ Church as Wonderland' (until 31 August).

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Friday 3 July

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR: `Time management'
(academic and research staff), 9.30 a.m. ( HREF="#seminars">see information above).

SYMPOSIUM: `Concert life in eighteenth-century
Britain' (to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the
Holywell Music Room), Wadham, from 9 a.m. (tel. for
details: (2)76125).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West:
textiles and trade', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel.
for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Sunday 5 July

SEMINAR: `A celebration of the National Health
Service—health care: ends and beginnings' (with
speakers Professor Susan Greenfield, Professor Jean
Golding, Professor Sir John Grimley Evans, Lord Winston,
and Mrs Ruth Deech), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St
Anne's, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. (tel. for details: (2)74820).

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Tuesday 7 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Oriental lacquer', 1.15
p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30
a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Friday 10 July

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

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Tuesday 14 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A breath of French air',
1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015,
9.30 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Wednesday 15 July

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens:
`Treasures from Christ Church' (until 31 August).

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Friday 17 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Roman home life', 1.15
p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30
a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Tuesday 21 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Drawings by Claude
Lorrain' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
£1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--1
p.m.)

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Friday 24 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Local Oxfordshire finds',
1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015,
9.30 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Tuesday 28 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Ashmolean ladies:
paintings and beyond', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel.
for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Friday 31 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Camille Pissarro', 1.15
p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30
a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Monday 24 August

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Michaelmas Term: items for
inclusion to be received by today (fax: (2)78180, e-mail:
lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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Monday 31 August

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 7 September).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION

LIBRARY closed (reopens 9 September).

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