27 November 1997 - No 4456



<p>Oxford University Gazette,<br /> Vol. 128, No. 4456: 27 November 1997<br /></p>

Oxford University Gazette

27 November 1997



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<br /><br /><br /><title><br /> Oxford University Gazette, 27 November 1997: University<br /> Acts<br />

University Acts


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CONGREGATION 24 November


Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the
provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6
(Statutes, 1997, p. 15), the following
resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 24
November.

Text of Special Resolution

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

PAUL DEREK TREHERNE, Trinity College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 24 November


1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into
effect on 12 December.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Establishment of May
Professorship of Medicine

Explanatory note

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-
Chancellor will declare carried, without holding the
meeting of Congregation on 2 December, Statute (2)
establishing a May Professorship of Medicine, which was
promulgated on 18 November (see `University Agenda'
below). Council has accordingly made the following
decree, which gives effect to consequential changes.

Text of Decree (1)

[For text of Decree (1), see decree annexed to
Statute (2) under Congregation 18 November in Gazette No.
4452, 30 October 1997]

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Decree (2): Conditions governing
migration

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the
Proctors and with the concurrence of the General Board,
clarifies the provisions governing migration between
colleges to indicate that the existing freedom to move to
another college to pursue a further course of study,
without requiring permission to migrate, does not include
those graduate students who have completed a preliminary
research Master's course and who are continuing an
academic programme for which they were admitted as
Probationer Research Students.

Text of Decree (2)

In Ch. V, Sect. VII, cl. 8 (ii) (Statutes,
1997, p. 370), after `further course of study' insert
`(other than one which continues the academic programme
for which he or she has already been admitted as a
Probationer Research Student)'.

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Decree (3): Changes to
allowances received by certain heads of department

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the
General Board, provides for the payment of a Schedule III
allowance to the Director of the Institute of Economics
and Statistics, and changes the allowances currently
payable to the head of the Computing Laboratory from
Schedule III to Schedule II, and those payable to the
heads of the Departments of Pharmacology and Earth
Sciences from Schedule II to Schedule I.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 7,
SCHEDULE I (Statutes, 1997, p. 395), after
`Head of the Department of Biochemistry' insert:

`Head of the Department of Earth Sciences',

and after `Professor of Pathology' insert:

`Professor of Pharmacology'.

2 Ibid., SCHEDULE II, delete `Head
of the Department of Earth Sciences' and `Professor of
Pharmacology' and substitute:

`Director of the Computing Laboratory'.

3 Ibid., SCHEDULE III, delete
`Director of the Computing Laboratory' and substitute:

`Director of the Institute of Economics and Statistics'.

4 This decree shall be effective
from 1 October 1997.

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Decree (4): Readership in
Economic History

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the
Modern History Board after consultation with the Social
Studies Board, and with the concurrence of the General
Board, amends the legislation governing the constitution
of the electoral board for the Readership in Economic
History to bring it into line with the current convention
of nine-member boards.

Text of Decree (4)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 121, cl. 1
(Statutes, 1997, p. 446), delete items
(1)–(7) and substitute:

`(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the
college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-
Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college with which the readership
shall be for the time being associated, or, if the head
is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the
governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the
college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4) a person appointed by Council;

(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;

(7) the Chichele Professor of Economic History;

(8) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of
Modern History;

(9) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of
Social Studies.'

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Decree (5): Directorship of the
Institute of Economics and Statistics

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. III, Sect. XXXII,
cl. 5 (Statutes, 1997, p. 303), Council may
appoint Professor J.B. Knight, MA, Fellow of St Edmund
Hall and Senior Research Officer in Economics, to be
Director of the Institute of Economics and Statistics for
a period of up to two years from 1 October 1998.

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Decree (6): Dispensation from
prescribed duties (Professor P. Collier)

Dispensation from prescribed duties is granted to
Professor P. Collier, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of St Antony's
College, Professor of Economics, and Director of the
Centre for the Study of African Economies, for two years
from 1 April 1998 to enable him to take up the post of
Director of the Research Department of the World Bank.

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Decree (7): Conferment of the
title of Visiting Professor (Professor J.W. Gunning)

The title of Visiting Professor in Economics is conferred
on Professor J.W. Gunning, Professor of Economics at the
Free University, Amsterdam, for two years with effect
from 1 April 1998.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of
Arts under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. vi, cl. 1
(Statutes, 1997, p. 367) has been accorded
to the following persons who are qualified for membership
of Congregation:

DAVID JULIAN BARNETT, D.PHIL., Keble College

HELEN FAWCETT, D.PHIL., Nuffield College

SARAH HELEN HARPER, D.PHIL., St Catherine's College

CHRISTOPHER JOHN KAYE, University Offices

SALLY JANE MORGAN, University Offices

JEREMY GUY NOBLE, Churchill Hospital

RICHARD GEORGE ROWLAND, Jesus College

WENDY SHEPHERD, University Offices

DAVID GLENN SKINNER, D.PHIL., Christ Church

REBECCA SURENDER, M.SC., St Edmund Hall

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Barnett, D.J., MA status, D.Phil., Keble

Fawcett, H., MA status, D.Phil., Nuffield

Harper, S.H., MA status, D.Phil., St Catherine's

Kaye, C.J., MA status, University Offices

Morgan, S.J., MA status, University Offices

Noble, J.G., MA status, Churchill Hospital

Rowland, R.G., MA status, Jesus

Shepherd, W., MA status, University Offices

Skinner, D.G., MA status, D.Phil., Christ Church

Surender, R., MA status, M.Sc., St Edmund Hall

Treherne, P.D., MA, Trinity

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL AND GENERAL
BOARD OF THE FACULTIES


Delegates of the University
Press

Council and the General Board have appointed the
following as Delegates of the University Press from 1
October 1998:

For five years

PROFESSOR J.M. BALL, Queen's, vice Professor B.J. Birch

DR R.C.S. WALKER, Magdalen

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into
effect on 12 December, see `Examinations and Boards'
below.




<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 27 November 1997: University Agenda<br />

University Agenda


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CONGREGATION 1 December


Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved
at noon on 1 December, unless by that time the Registrar has
received notice in writing from two or more members of
Congregation under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6
(Statutes, 1997, p. 15) that they wish the
resolution to be put to a meeting of Congregation.

Text of Special Resolution

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

JANETTE ELAINE GRIFFITHS, Pembroke College

ERIKA ANITA KISS, Balliol College

NICHOLAS IAN MUNDY, Lady Margaret Hall

JOHN DUNCAN YOUNG, Worcester College

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CONGREGATION 2 December


Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business
comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and
in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been
received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the
statutes approved, the preambles adopted, and the special
resolution carried without a meeting under the provisions of Tit.
II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1997, p. 8).





<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 27 November 1997: Notices<br />

Notices


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HALLEY LECTURERSHIP ON ASTRONOMY
AND TERRESTRIAL MAGNETISM 1998

PROFESSOR VERA C. RUBIN, Carnegie Institute, Washington,
has been appointed to the 1998 Halley Lecturership. The
lecture will be delivered at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 May
1998, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum. The
subject of the lecture will be announced in due course.

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KOLKHORST EXHIBITION

A Kolkhorst Exhibition in Spanish has been awarded to
HELEN BARNES, St Catherine's College.

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WINTER WILLIAMS LAW PRIZES 1997

First Prize: AMY STREET, New College

Second Prize: OLIVER RADLEY-GARDNER, Keble
College.

Awards for meritorious work: J.E. MORGAN,
Balliol College, and DAVID A. SCOFFIELD, University
College.

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REPORT OF THE NATIONAL COMMITTEE
OF INQUIRY INTO HIGHER EDUCATION (DEARING COMMITTEE)


Correction

It is regretted that there was an error in the numbering
of the summary of recommendations of the Dearing
Committee as printed in Supplement (1) to
Gazette No. 4449, 15 October 1997, p. 151.
The paragraph on p. 154 numbered as recommendation 58
(`The outcomes of the review ...') should have been shown
as the final paragraph of recommendation 57, and the
recommendations numbered as 59--89 on pp. 154--6 should
have been numbered as 58--88 respectively. The references
to these recommendations in the University's comments, as
printed on p. 159, are to the correctly numbered
recommendations, not to the recommendations as numbered
in the Supplement.

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COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARDS

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


                                      Appointed by

Professorship of English Law

The Principal of St Hilda's 
(Chairman)                                Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The President of St John's                ex officio
The Hon. Mrs Justice Arden                Council
Professor H.G. Genn                       General Board
Professor G.H. Jones                      General Board
Mr J. Hackney                             Law Board
Mr M.H. Matthews                          Law Board
Professor B.A. Rudden                     Law Board
Professor M.R. Freedland                  St John's College




Professorship of Optoelectronic Engineering

The Warden of Rhodes House
(Chairman)                            Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Master of St Cross                ex officio
Professor C. Hilsum                   Council
Professor J.E. Carroll                General Board
Professor J.E. Midwinter              General Board
Professor D.W. Clarke                 Physical Sciences Board
Professor L. Tarassenko               Physical Sciences Board
Dr S.J. Sheard                        Physical Sciences Board
Professor J.B. Pethica                St Cross College



Professorship of Pure Mathematics

The President of St John's 
(Chairman)                            Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
Professor M. Broué             Council
Professor P. Bayer                    General Board
Professor C. Evans                    General Board
Professor D.G. Quillen                Mathematical Sciences Board
Professor N.J. Hitchin                Mathematical Sciences Board
Professor C. Kenig                    Mathematical Sciences Board
Dr A.L.S. Corner                      Worcester College
Dr A.D. Lunn                          Worcester College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions
of Tit. IX, Sect. III, cl. 2 (Statutes,
1997, p. 67).

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LAURENCE BINYON PRIZE 1998

The Committee for the History of Art proposes to award
this prize in Hilary Term 1998, provided that there is a
candidate of sufficient merit.

The prize (which will be one of up to £1,000) is
open to all members of the University, whether men or
women, who have not exceeded twenty-one terms from their
matriculation. Preference will be given to candidates
whose travel plans are not related to their academic
discipline. It will be awarded to enable the prizewinner
to travel to Asia, the Far East, or another area
outside Europe
to extend knowledge and
appreciation of the visual arts.

The holder of the prize will be expected to submit a
report on the travels after return.

Candidates should apply in writing to the Secretary to
the Committee for the History of Art, Modern History
Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD, no later than
Friday, 30 January 1998.

Applications must include, in addition to any
testimonials which the applicant may wish to submit:

(a) the applicant's name, college, and date
of matriculation;

(b) a summary of academic career since
matriculation, and of any relevant attainments,
qualifications, or interests;

(c) the object of the travel to be
undertaken, and the proposed itinerary;

(d) the names of two referees, who should be
tutors or others in a position to judge of the
applicant's ability to profit from the travel proposed.

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HOST PROGRAMME

Many international students in Oxford benefit from the
HOST programme, which enables them to spend a weekend or
a few days over Christmas in the homes of British people
all over the country. HOST is a voluntary scheme, backed
by the British Council, the FCO, and the universities.
More volunteer hosts are always needed.

Anyone who would like to entertain international students
occasionally, and help them to feel welcome and at home
in Britain, may request further information from the HOST
regional organiser, Margaret Stevens (telephone and fax:
01793 765213).

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GAZETTE PUBLICATION
ARRANGEMENTS

The remaining Gazettes of this term will be
published on 4, 11, and 18 December. Publication resumes
on 15 January.

The usual deadlines for receipt of copy will apply to
the 15 January Gazette: 12 noon on
Wednesday, 7 January, for paid advertisements; 5 p.m. on
Thursday, 8 January, for official notices.

Appointments Supplements will appear with the
Gazettes of 11 December and 22 January.

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INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY


Intensive German courses for
archaeologists

A week of intensive German courses for archaeologists,
for beginners and intermediate learners, will be offered
in the Institute of Archaeology in week nine of Hilary
Term (16–20 March). Those wishing to attend should
register as soon as possible with the receptionist at the
institute (telephone: (2)78240), giving details of name,
college, contact number, and the desired course. The
course tutor is Gertrud Seidmann, Research Associate of
the institute.

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ISIS INNOVATION LIMITED

2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB

Isis Innovation, a wholly-owned company of the
University, was established in 1988. The company has been
formed to exploit know-how arising out of research funded
by the UK Government through the Research Councils and
funded by other bodies where the rights are not tied. The
function of the company is to ensure that the results of
research bring rewards to Oxford, and to the inventors,
who are given a financial incentive for exploitation.

Isis seeks licensees willing to pay lump
sums and/or royalties for the use of know-how arising out
of research. Isis also exploits the intellectual property
of the University by setting up individual companies
using venture capital or development capital funds.

Isis' services are also available to individuals
who wish to exploit the results of research supported by
non-Research Council sources, when there are no prior
conditions on the handling of the intellectual property
rights. Isis Innovation has at its disposal a small
pre-seedcorn fund for paying the costs of protecting
intellectual property rights and for taking work to a
stage where its potential can be assessed.

Isis finds industrial partners to ensure
that new ideas can be developed for market requirements.
The company has established the Oxford Innovation Society
for major industrial companies, so that they can have a
window on Oxford technology and an opportunity to license
and invest where appropriate.

A brochure explaining Isis' activities is
available. Please contact the above address, or the
telephone and fax numbers given below.

Members of the University should contact the
Managing Director if they wish to take advantage of the
services that Isis provides. (Telephone: (2)72411; fax:
(2)72412.)

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UNIVERSITY CLUB


Wine-tasting

A Christmas wine-tasting will take place at 5.45 p.m. on
Wednesday, 3 December, in the University Club (6 South
Parks Road). All members and their guests are welcome,
the fee being £2 per person.

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CONCERT


St John's College Musical
Society

HELEN FAIRER will give a piano recital of works by Haydn,
Schumann, Debussy, and Brahms, at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 2
December, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's
College. Admission is free.





<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 27 November 1997: Lectures<br />

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INAUGURAL LECTURE


John M. Olin Visiting Professor
in American Government

PROFESSOR N.W. POLSBY will deliver his inaugural lecture
at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 December, in the Examination
Schools.

Subject: `A revolution in Congress?'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: Litchfield
Lecture

PROFESSOR BERNDT EHINGER, University of Lund, Sweden,
will deliver the Litchfield Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on
Monday, 8 December, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the
Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Retinal cell transplantation.'

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MODERN HISTORY, ORIENTAL
STUDIES, AND ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Comparative Islamisation in Indonesia and the Malay
world

PROFESSOR V. BRAGINSKY, SOAS, London, will give a seminar
at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in the Old Bursary,
Trinity College.

Conveners: P.B.R. Carey, University Lecturer
(CUF) in Modern History, and D. Parkin, MA, Professor of
Social Anthropology.

Subject: `Islamisation in fifteenth-century
North Sumatra: Afanasiy Nikitin's Voyage Beyond the
Three Seas
.'

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MUSIC

JOSEPH MALOVANY, Distinguished Professor of Liturgical
Music, New York, will give a lecture-recital at 4 p.m. on
Monday, 1 December, in the Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of
Music, St Aldates.

Subject: `The Jewish musical prayer modes,
Eastern and Western Europe.'

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Lectures in Korean Studies 1997

DR DAVID MCCANN, Professor of Korean Literature, Harvard
University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 10
December, in the New Lecture Theatre, the Nissan
Institute, St Antony's College.

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

Subject: `The disappearing lady: a Korean
literary mystery.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars: revised notice

DR U. MANTHE, Freiburg, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on
Monday, 1 December, in the Seminar Room, the New
Chemistry Laboratory.

This is a revision to previously published information.

Subject: `Multi-dimensional quantum
calculations for reaction and photodissociation
processes.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE,
DEPARTMENT OF THE HISTORY OF ART


Colloquium: high art and
hierarchy

This colloquium, in the programme `History and theory of
the arts—images, texts, aesthetics', will be held on
Saturday, 6 December, and Sunday, 7 December, in the
Maison Française. Entrance is free.

Saturday, 6 December

J.-M. SCHAEFFER, CNRS, Paris

10.30 a.m.: `System, history, and
hierarchy: the historicist paradigm in art
theory.'

M. ORR, Reader in French, University of Exeter

11.45 a.m.: `Agoraphobia and irises: the
art of the absolute in Flaubert.'

P. ROUSSIN, CNRS, Paris

2 p.m.: ` "Sociologisation" of
literature and "literarisation" of
society.'

P. SUCHIN, critic

3.30 p.m.: `Painting and the new
technology.'

A. HARRISON, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, University of
Bristol

4.45 p.m.: `Teetering on the brink of
art.'

Sunday, 7 December

Y. ESCANDE, CNRS, Paris

10.30 a.m.: `Calligraphy and painting in
China.'

PROFESSOR M. KEMP

11.45 a.m.
: `Scales of values: art theory and
financial reality in Renaissance Italy.'

G. ROQUE, CNRS, Paris

2 p.m.: `French academism and artistic
categories.'

T. GRETTON, Senior Lecturer, Department of History of
Art, University College, London

3.30 p.m.: `Deference, difference, and
competition: the reproduction and reporting of fine
art in nineteenth-century illustrated weekly news
magazines.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE


Asian Studies Centre

JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA, winner of the Nobel Prize for
Peace, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 December, in
the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `East Timor and the struggle for
human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in the Asia
Pacific.'

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 27 November 1997: Grants and Funding<br />

Grants and Research Funding


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ROYAL COMMISSION FOR THE EXHIBITION OF
1851

The Commissioners for the Exhibition of 1851 offer each year a
number of studentships and fellowships `to increase the means of
industrial education and extend the influence of science and art
upon productive industry'. The commissioners, based in London,
have given notice of two of the annual competitions detailed
below.


Royal Commission Industrial Fellowships

About six Industrial Fellowships are offered for selected
graduates, working in British industry, with good degrees in
engineering, science, or medicine.

Those eligible will be British nationals, resident in the UK, who
are employed by a British company. They must have a good first
degree in an appropriate discipline, and have identified a
research and/or development topic, leading to a patent, product,
or process specification within the time-scale of the award. The
fellowship may possibly be held in conjunction with a higher
academic award, with an established link with appropriate staff
at a British university. A willingness to travel is also sought.
Fellows will normally take up their appointment within two years
of graduation, although older candidates may apply.

The award comprises 50 per cent of a fellow's salary, including
the employer's share of national insurance and superannuation,
up to a limit of £15,000, reviewed annually. University fees
are paid, as are travel costs up to a limit of £3,200 per
annum. The fellowship is tenable for up to three years, renewable
annually on receipt of favourable reports. On completion of the
fellowship, the fellow's university will receive an honorarium
of £14,000.

There is a pro-forma application form for these awards, available
from the Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road. In addition,
applicants should submit to the commission their curriculum
vitae
, a description of the proposed programme of work
including milestones and deliverables, a costed proposal for
travel during the fellowship, information about their company,
and endorsements from their technical director and proposed
academic supervisor.

The closing date is 30 January 1998. Further details may be
obtained from the Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road.

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1851 Research Fellowships in Science or
Engineering

The scheme of 1851 Research Fellowships is intended to give a few
young scientists or engineers of exceptional promise the
opportunity for conducting research for a further period of two
years.

Candidates in science subjects must be in possession of a
doctoral degree, or in the final stages of their doctoral studies
which must be successfully completed before the provisional award
of a fellowship will be confirmed. Candidates offering
engineering must be at least of postgraduate standing.

The fellowships are open to candidates in any of the physical or
biological sciences, in mathematics, in applied sciences, or in
any branch of engineering. Candidates in mathematics (including
applied mathematics) and the pure sciences who wish to transfer
into engineering or a branch of applied science are particularly
encouraged to apply.

The fellowship stipend is currently £15,159 for the first
year's tenure, and £16,045 for the second year. In addition
a London weighting of £2,134 per annum is payable in
appropriate cases, and an enhanced stipend may be payable to
cover contributions to a personal pension scheme.

A candidate must be a citizen of the British Commonwealth or of
the Republics of Ireland or Pakistan, and should preferably be
less than thirty years old on 1 March 1998.

Candidates must be recommended by professors or heads of
department of universities or other institutions of equivalent
status in the United Kingdom. The recommendations will be
considered by the commissioners and the awards made by selection
from among the candidates recommended. If a department recommends
more than one candidate in any one year, the names should be
ranked in order of merit.

A fellowship may be held at any institution at home or abroad
approved by the commissioners, who will express a strong
preference for candidates who wish to work at a university or
institution other than the one at which he or she had completed
his/her studies. A conversion fellowship for mathematicians and
pure scientists should preferably be held at an institution other
than a university.

A fellow will be required to devote herself/himself to research
in some branch of science or engineering. A fellow will be
required to devote her/his whole time to the objects of the
fellowship. A limited amount of time may be devoted to teaching
or lecturing. A fellow will not be debarred from holding another
position of emolument, but the commissioners may at their
discretion modify the value of the fellowship.

Recommendations must be made on the prescribed form on or before
the closing date of 27 February 1998. The appointments to the
fellowship will be made during June 1998. Further details and an
application form may be obtained from Dr J.E. Sherwood,
University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford (telephone:
(2)70761, e-mail: jane.sherwood@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 27 November 1997: Examinations and<br /> Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards


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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

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


1 Board of the Faculty of Biological
Sciences


M.Sc. in Forestry and its Relation to
Land Use

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p.
766, in l. 10, before `two', insert `up to'.

2 Ibid., in l. 21, delete `(all candidates)'.

3 Ibid., in l. 26, after `forest policies',
add `including rural development'.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 28–34.

5 Ibid., delete ll. 35–6 and substitute
`(ii) The Science and Practice of Forestry'.

6 Ibid., delete ll. 43–9 and substitute:

`(iii) Special Option

Every candidate will be required to study an applied science,
which must be approved by the Director of the
Oxford Forestry Institute or the deputy and the Chairman of
Examiners. Normally four combinations of topics will be offered,
containing elements of most of the following: anatomy and
properties of wood, and wood deterioration; forest botany and
systematics; forest entomology and pathology; forest genetics and
tree breeding; forest inventory and prediction, including
biodiversity assessment and ecological surveys; soils.

A list of the topics being offered in any year will be published
in the course handbook which is given to candidates at the start
of Michaelmas Term. Candidates must inform the Director of the
Institute (or the deputy) which of the options they wish to
follow, by no later than Friday of the fifth week of Michaelmas
Term.

(iv) Essay

In the essay, which may be presented in the form of a scientific
paper, candidates will be required to show a knowledge of more
than one of the fields of forestry on a subject approved by the
Director of the Oxford Forestry Institute or the deputy, and
Chairman of Examiners. Normally
a choice of six topics will be set by the examiners, and a
seventh possibility will be a subject of a candidate's choice
that has been approved by the Chairman of Examiners. Candidates
are warned that they should avoid repetition in papers covering
subjects 2(i)–(iii) or material used in their essay
and that substantial repetition may be penalised. The subject of
the essay must be approved by 5 p.m. on the Friday of the fourth
week of Michaelmas Term. No essay shall be less than 3,000 words
nor exceed 5,000 words, the limit to include all notes and
appendices, but references shall not be included in the word
count.'

7 Ibid., p. 767, delete `(all candidates)'
in ll. 1 and 5, and in l. 8 after `deputy' insert `and the
Chairman of Examiners'.

8 Ibid., after l. 9 insert `The essay,
practical management exercise and dissertation must be the
candidate's own work. Tutors may, however, discuss with the
candidates the proposed fields of study and the sources
available; they may also read and comment on a first draft.'

9 Ibid., delete ll. 11–22 and substitute
`candidates shall
be examined by three written papers, one on each of the subjects
2(i)–(iii).

Two typewritten copies of each of the essay, the practical
management exercise and dissertation must be sent to the Chairman
of the Examiners, M.Sc. in Forestry, c/o Clerk of the Schools,
Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford. The essay must be
submitted not later than noon on the Monday of the noughth week
of Hilary Term, the management exercise not later than noon on
the Monday of the first week of Trinity Term, and the
dissertation not later than noon on 7 September, in the calendar
year in which the written examination is taken, or if this is a
weekend, the Monday immediately following 7 September. The copies
of the essay, the practical management exercise and the
dissertation shall each be accompanied by a certificate signed
by the candidate indicating that the work submitted is the
candidate's own work except where specifically acknowledged, and
that it has not been submitted wholly or substantially for
another degree of this University, or for a degree of any other
institution. The examiners will retain one copy of each, and
those of outstanding quality will be deposited in the
departmental
library.

Part of the formal assessment of the dissertation by the
examiners will be an oral presentation of the work, in a form to
be determined by the examiners.'


2 Board of the Faculty of Physical
Sciences


Honour School of Natural Science
(Physics—Four-Year Course)

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p.
425, delete ll. 36–40 and substitute:

`(i) one written paper that shall be the same as the
written paper offered for Part B of the examination for the
three-year course and for which the same conditions, arrangements
and timings shall apply;

(ii) written papers on each of two major options; and

(iii) an account either of advanced practical work, or of a
project, or of other advanced work.'

2 Ibid., in ll. 41 and 42 delete `clause 3
and the list of subjects and the syllabuses from which the
written papers' and substitute `3(ii) and 3(iii) and the list of
major options and the syllabuses from which the two written
papers in 3(ii)'.

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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

S. PARK, Keble: `Modelling soil–landform continuum on a
three-dimensional hill-slope'.

School of Geography, Monday, 1 December, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: P. Furley, J. Boardman.

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Biological Sciences

R. DUNFORD, Christ Church: `The effect of photoexcited ultracine
titanium dioxide on DNA'.

Biochemistry Department, Monday, 8 December, 2 p.m.


Examiners: A. Watts, N.A. Cridland.

G.R. STUART, Linacre: `Structural and functional characterisation
of the C1Q receptor (a calreticulin isoform) and its
ligands'.

Biochemistry Department, Friday, 5 December, 2 p.m.


Examiners: M. Loos, T. Elliott.

Clinical Medicine

M. BENATAR, Wolfson: `Presynaptic structure and function in
development and disease of the neuromuscular junction'.

Institute of Molecular Medicine, Tuesday, 16 December, 10 a.m.


Examiners: I.D. Hickson, H. Willison.

R. CRAVEN, Trinity: `Electrophysiological and pharmacological
attributes of dorsal raphe neurones examined in
vitro
'.

Department of Pharmacology, Monday, 26 January, 10 a.m.


Examiners: S. Greenfield, R. Pinnock.

E. DUNMORE, Wolfson: `An investigation of the cognitive factors
involved in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) following
physical or sexual assault'.

Wellcome Building, Department of Psychiatry, Wednesday, 10
December, 10 a.m.


Examiners: M.J.V. Fennell, N. Tarrier.

S.E. LAMB, Green College: `Epidemiological and clinical studies
of mobility limitation in frail older women'.

Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Monday,

8 December, 2 p.m.


Examiners: D.L. McLellan, J. Kenwright.

F. MATHEWS, St John's: `A prospective study of nutrition,
smoking, and pregnancy outcome'.

Green College, Tuesday, 16 December, 1 p.m.


Examiners: T.J.A. Key, J. Cade.

H. THOMAS, Wolfson: `Epidemiological studies of endogenous sex
hormones and breast cancer risk'.

Radcliffe Infirmary, Monday, 15 December, 2 p.m.


Examiners: M.P. Vessey, I. Dos Santos Silva.

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Law

T.A.O. ENDICOTT, Wolfson: `The use of vague language in law and
adjudication'.

Examination Schools, Wednesday, 10 December, 11 a.m.


Examiners: D.M.D. Edgington, J. Gardner.

Literae Humaniores

C. WAGNER, Merton: `Dedication practices on the Athenian
Acropolis, eighth to fourth centuries bc'.

Ashmolean Museum, Thursday, 11 December, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: D. Williams, R.R.R. Smith.

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Modern History

M.H. PORTER, Magdalen: `English "treatises on
physiognomy" c.1503–1780'.

Examination Schools, Wednesday, 28 January, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: M. Pelling, P. Burke.

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Oriental Studies

S. ANDREYEV, St Hugh's: `History and doctrine of the Rawshani
Movement'.

Oriental Institute, Tuesday, 9 December, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: J.S. Meisami, C.E. Bosworth.

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Physical Sciences

A.P. BRAMLEY, St Catherine's: `Thallium-based superconducting
thin films for microwave application'.

Department of Engineering Science, Wednesday, 10 December, 11
a.m.


Examiners: R. Somekh, D. Dew-Hughes.

L. BUTCHER, St John's: `Laser spectroscopy of caesium
dimers'.

Clarendon Laboratory, Friday, 12 December, 9.30 a.m.


Examiners: C.J. Foot, R.S. Stewart.

J. HIRST, Lincoln: `Electron transport in redox enzymes'.

Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Friday, 5 December, 4 p.m.


Examiners: S.J. Ferguson, H.B. Gray.

TAE-WON KIM, Hertford: `Failure processes in the superplastic
forming of aerospace alloys'.

Department of Engineering Science, Wednesday, 10 December, 10.30
a.m.


Examiners: E. Busso, J. Harding.

M. KRABBENDAM, St Cross: `Structural and metamorphic evolution
of eclogite gneisses during exhumation in SW Norway'.

Department of Earth Sciences, Friday, 5 December, 2 p.m.


Examiners: M.P. Searle, J. Wheeler.

G. O'CONNOR, Wolfson: `Silicon tethered ene cyclistation'.

Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Saturday, 6 December, 11 a.m.


Examiners: E.J. Thomas, G.H. Whitham.

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Physiological Sciences

S.J. CULLIFORD, St Catherine's: `K+ and organic osmolyte fluxes
in volume regulation of human red blood cells'.

Laboratory of Physiology, Friday, 12 December, 2 p.m.


Examiners: R.J. Wilkins, I. Bernhardt.

F. GRIBBLE, St John's: `Properties of cloned KATP channels'.

Institute of Molecular Medicine, Friday, 12 December, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: P. Stanfield, C.F. Higgins.

K. HANSEN, Wolfson: `3£ end formation in fission yeast'.

Dunn School of Pathology, Friday, 12 December, 1 p.m.


Examiners: K. O'Hare, I.D. Hickson.

J.-A. LANCASTER, Somerville: `Volume-sensitive membrane transport
in Xenopus laevis erythrocytes'.

Laboratory of Physiology, Wednesday, 7 January, 2 p.m.


Examiners: R.J. Wilkins, K. Katz.

E. ROBERTSON, Lincoln: `Features of the neural coding of
actions'.

University Laboratory of Physiology, Monday, 8 December, 2.15
p.m.


Examiners: P.B.C. Matthews, G. Gauthier.

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Social Studies

G. GARAFAS, Christ Church: `Vertical supply agreements and
regulation in the UK brewing industry'.

Worcester, Tuesday, 16 December, 10.30 a.m.


Examiners: S.G.B. Cowan, P.A. Grout.

C. GORDON, St Antony's: `The politics of central economic
policy-making in the USSR, 1988–91'.

Pembroke, Thursday, 18 December, 11.30 a.m.


Examiners: S. Whitefield, J. Cooper.

G.W. MALONEY, Oriel: `Changing patterns in US presidential
elections, 1960–92'.

Lady Margaret Hall, Friday, 28 November, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: G.R. Peele, P.J. Davies.

I. TAKSZ, St Edmund Hall: `Policy implementation in East–
Central Europe: industrial privatisation in Hungary in the early
1990s'.

Nuffield, Tuesday, 30 December, 2 p.m.


Examiners: V. Wright, P. Hare.

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Theology

D. PHILLIPS, Exeter: `An inquiry into the extent of the
abilities of John Calvin as a Hebraist'.

Examination Schools, Tuesday, 27 January, 9.30 a.m.


Examiners: G. Lloyd Jones, P.M. Joyce.

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OBITUARIES


St Anne's College

MRS DOROTHY JOAN LUKE (née Millward);
member of the Society of Oxford Home-Students
1937–40. Aged 78.

MRS JEAN EDWINA DUFFIELD; commoner 1962–5.

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ELECTIONS


Balliol College

To a Newman Scholarship:

CHRISTOPHER EVAN
BECHER, formerly of Torquay Grammar School for Boys

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Jesus College

To Scholarships:

SAMUEL ADLEN, formerly of Lady Manners School, Bakewell

KATHARINE GOODING, formerly of Sharnbrook Upper
School, Bedford

CLAIRE HAMILTON, formerly of Wallace High School, Co.
Antrim

CHEUN HO, formerly of National Junior College,
Singapore

DZINJA KABAMBE, formerly of Westcliff High School,
Westcliff on Sea

AMANDA KING, formerly of Ranelagh School, Bracknell,
Berkshire

SARAH LANGFORD, formerly of Sutton High School,
Surrey

MARY MCCRINDLE, formerly of Chelmsford County High
School

JENNY MCCULLOUGH, formerly of Sullivan Upper School,
Co. Down

JOSEPH MOORHOUSE, formerly of Barnard Castle School,
Co. Durham

OWAIN MORGAN, formerly of Lancaster Royal Grammar
School

HARRY MORRISSON, formerly of Norwich School

EDWARD RACKHAM, formerly of Barton Peveril College,
Hampshire

RACHEL SHEFFRIN, formerly of Newstead Wood School,
Orpington, Kent

CHRISTINA STURGE, formerly of the Mount School, York

MUI-JUN TAN, formerly of Hwa Chong Junior College,
Singapore

SAMUEL THOMSON, formerly of Millfield School,
Somerset

DAVID TILTMAN, formerly of Manchester Grammar School

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

KATHLEEN WEEKS, formerly of the Ecclesbourne School,
Duffield

NATHANAEL WEI, formerly of Sir Frank Markham
Community School, Milton Keynes (for
1998–9
)

RICHARD WINSLADE, formerly of Norwich School

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To Meyricke Scholarships:

CHRISTINE ASHTON, formerly of Haberdashers' Monmouth
School for Girls, Gwent

JOHANNA WATERS, formerly of Gorseinon College,
Swansea

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To a Dehqani-Tafti Memorial Scholarship:

MUI-JUN
TAN, formerly of Hwa Chong Junior College, Singapore

To an Organ Scholarship:

ALEXANDER FLOOD,
formerly of Dr Challoner's Grammar School, Bucks

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To Exhibitions:

MARK BASS, formerly of Dr Challoner's Grammar School,
Bucks

TERENCE BENNETT, formerly of the Gryphon School,
Dorset

SAMUEL CUMPSTY, formerly of Altrincham Boys' Grammar
School

ALDO GUIDUCCI, formerly of Bournemouth School

NAOMI LING, formerly of Sutton High School, Sutton

CATHERINE MILLEDGE, formerly of Haberdashers'
Monmouth School for Girls

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To Meyricke Exhibitions:

TIMOTHY BENNETT, formerly of Monmouth School, Gwent

DAVID COWHIG, formerly of St Albans Roman Catholic
High School, Gwent

LEAH GRIFFITHS, formerly of Neath College, West
Glamorgan

ALAN MOSS, formerly of Bishop Gore School, Swansea
(for 1998–9)

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To Old Members' Exhibitions:

ALEXANDRA ASHTON, formerly of Bolton Sixth-Form Centre

SIMON JOYCE, formerly of Poole Grammar School, Dorset

To an Arteaga Exhibition in Spanish:

SAMUEL
THOMSON, formerly of Millfield School, Somerset

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To Graduate Scholarships:

EMMA DESPLAND, M.SC., Laval University, Canada

DANIEL HULLAH, BA

DANIEL KAPITAN, BA

ANDREW MAY, BA

ANDREW SMITH, BA

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To an Old Members' Graduate Scholarship:

CHARALAMBOS NEOPHYTOU, BA

To the East European Graduate Scholarship:

DANIEL SMILOV, MA, University of Sofia, Bulgaria

To the Sir John Rhþs Scholarship:

INGO
MITTENDORF, MA, Philipps-Universität, Marburg,
Germany

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St Catherine's College

To St Catherine's Scholarships:

JOSEPHINE APPLETON

DOMINIC GAVIN

KATE PHILLIPS

DARREN LESTER

ALISON MCGUIGAN

STEPHEN PITT-FRANCIS

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To the Philip Fothergill Scholarship:

HELEN
BARNES

To the Geoffrey Griffiths Scholarship:

STUART
CRAIG

To the Baker Scholarship:

SUSANNE DODDS

To the Kaye Scholarship:

HEATHER CALLAN

To the F.M. Brewer Scholarship:

ROSS MCKWEOWN

To the Clothworkers' Scholarship:

KATHRYN
HOLDING

To St Catherine's Exhibitions:

JOHN FITTON

AMIT KHUTTI

JOEL ROGOFF

JAMES PHILLIPS

DANIEL LEWIS

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PRIZES


Jesus College

J.N.L. Baker Prize in Geography:

(Joint award)

CLAIRE GIFFORD

SIWAN DAVIES

Bleackley Prize in Modern Languages:

NATHANAEL WEI

Bowers Award:

PETER CHEW

Marion Bradley Prize in Physics:

(Joint award)

ROBERT HINCH

DANIEL JEANS

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

JONATHAN LEATHER

LAWRENCE MOON

ANNABEL TODD

Anthony Fletcher Awards:

EMMA VARDY

ALDO GUIDUCCI

CAMERON MABON

ANDREW JONES

EDWARD CARLIN

TAINA GALIS

Dehqani-Tafti Prize:

(Joint award)

MUI-JUN POH

MICHAEL BEADLE

Dehqani-Tafti Travel Scholarship:

CAMERON MABON

Genner Prize in Classics:

JENNY BURGESS

Green Studentships:

ROBERT CROW

OLIVER GADNEY

HELEN MILLS

VICTORIA VASEY

MADELAINE WATSON

E.C. Hart Prize:

ANDREW JONES

STUART COWLEY

Maddison Prize in Modern Languages:

GUY WESTON-SMITH

Paget Awards:

(Joint award)

SIWAN DAVIES

CLAIRE GIFFORD

SARAH LEE

D.G. Ritchie Prize in PPE:

SAMANTHA SALVIA

Junior Vaughan Prize in Mathematics:

GARETH SMITH

Welson Prize in Law:

NICHOLAS SCOLA

C.F. Williamson Prize in English:

JAGO RUSSELL

Woodward Prizes in Chemistry:

CHRISTOPHER SEWARD

SIMON CHEWTER

EDWARD RACKHAM

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Oriel College

Gilbert White Prize 1997 (for a geography
essay):

THOMAS CHARLES MACMILLAN

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Ashmolean Museum Shop

The Ashmolean Museum Shop is the sole
outlet in Oxford for Card-Aid charity Christmas cards.
Over 100 designs are available from numerous charities
including Crisis, Cancer Research, the Samaritans,
WaterAid, Mencap, Shelter, Oxfam, and the Woodland Trust.
The return is split between the Ashmolean and the
individual charities, and the usual discount will apply
to University employees. Museum Shop and Museum
Café open daily (inc. weekends) throughout Dec.

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Oxford University Museum of
Natural History

The museum shop offers shopping with a
difference in the Science Area. New hand-picked stock
offers richly coloured amethyst geodes, agate bookends,
beautiful fluorite ornaments and stone candle- holders,
while a wider jewellery range includes items in amber,
slate, lapis lazuli, and turquoise. Dodo pad items and
Wildlife Photographer of the Year calendars and diaries
still available. Open during museum hours, 12 noon–5
p.m., Mon.–Sat. Tel. for sales enquiries: Oxford
(2)72961.

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United Oxford and Cambridge
University Club

The London club for all University members. Special rates
for those with college or University appointments or
University residence. Modernised and reasonable bedroom
accommodation. Excellent library facilities. Restaurant
and squash courts. Full service at weekends. Reciprocal
arrangements with over 125 clubs world-wide. Further
details from Derek Conran, Hertford College, or
Membership Secretary, 71 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5HD.
Tel.: 0171-930 5151, fax: 0171-930 9490.

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English Symphony Orchestra:
Mozartfest

The English Symphony Orchestra
(conductor: William Boughton, with Priya Mitchell,
violin, and Sarah Jane Bradley, viola) will perform the
following works by Mozart at 8 p.m. on Thur., 4 Dec., in
the Sheldonian Theatre: Symphony No. 21 in A, K.134;
Divertimento in F, K.138; Sinfonia Concertante in E flat
for violin and viola, K.364; Symphony No. 40 in G minor,
K.550. Tickets £5--£22; student and child rates
available. Tel. for booking information: 01684 560045.

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Tuition Sought

Tutor required for bright 17-year-old
preparing for History A level next June. Special help
needed with source analysis and essay-writing skills,
focusing on 16th- and 17th-century English and European
history (Reformation, Counter-Reformation, Charles V,
Elizabeth I, French Wars of Religion, Dutch Revolt,
religion/witchcraft, and methodology).
£10–£15 p.h., to be negotiated. To start
Jan. Contact Will Carey, 4 Osborne Close, Oxford OX2 8BQ.
Tel.: Oxford 557876, e-mail: Will.Carey@virgin.net.

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Services Offered

Editorial services: copy-editing, proof-
reading, etc. For an initial discussion of your
requirements, please telephone. Tel.: Oxford 513221.

Town and Country Trees: professional
tree surgeons. All aspects of arboriculture undertaken
including orchard and shrub pruning, planting, hedge
trimming, stump grinding, etc. Quality work at
competitive prices. We are fully insured. For a free
quotation, call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01993 811115.

Frederick and Sudabeh Hine sell
handknotted Persian, Turkish, Afghan, and Old Chinese
rugs, runners, and carpets. We also buy and exchange
oriental pieces of all descriptions and can arrange
expert conservation repairs and specialist cleaning.
Visit our gallery/warehouse in business hours 10 a.m.--6
p.m. Mon.--Sat. Ring first to be sure we have no other
commitment or just take a chance. Out-of-hours
appointments possible. Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road,
Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

Alternative Sitting specialises in
chairs and equipment designed to minimise postural strain
and increase sitting comfort: chairs for work and
relaxation; chairs for children; height-adjustable tables
and desks; writing slopes; copy and book holders. We are
known for our ability to advise and provide effective
solutions. Alternative Sitting, PO Box 101, Witney, OX8
7WZ. Tel.: 01993 700280, fax: 01993 700290, e-mail:
mail@alternative-sitting.co.uk.

Psychotherapy. UKCP- and BAC-registered
psychotherapist offers sessions in English or Italian.
Convenient Summertown address. Tel.: Oxford 513363.

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Domestic Services

Toddler wanted for nanny share. Third
child wanted to share loving nanny with James (4) and Tom
(1), from Jan., in Grandpont house near park and
playground. Currently 4 days p.w., 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Contact Hedda or Tish at the Oxford Playhouse. Tel.:
Oxford 247134, or 250734 (evenings).

Blue House Nursery. A small, intimate
nursery for children aged 2½--5 years. Open
Mon.--Fri., 8.30 a.m.--5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB
staff inc. a qualified primary school teacher. All
pre-school activities, special interests in literature,
music, and art. Our aims are to encourage independence,
self-confidence, and social skills. For further
information, telephone Kimberley. Tel.: Oxford 247877.

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

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Situations Vacant

Relief receptionist required for one
half-day each week during term
time (11.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.; hourly rate £5.09)
with more hours
available in Trinity Term. We need someone of smart
appearance and
confident manner, to deal with personal and telephone
enquiries,
receive deliveries and update noticeboards. Please write,
with
details of any relevant experience, availability, and the
names of
two referees, to: the Clerk of the Schools, Examination
Schools, High
Street, Oxford OX1 4BG.

Able personal assistant needed, Jan.
1998. Working part-time from home and with the
Development Director of National Children's Charity near
Oxford. Interesting and varied work for someone with
`Word' PC and printer. Initiative and organisational
skills. Stephanie Wilson. Tel.: Oxford 511276.

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Houses to Let

Iffley: light, large detached family
house (gas c.h.) in leafy garden available for part or
whole of 1998 calendar year; 4 double bedrooms, bathroom,
shower room, w.c., kitchen, breakfast room, utility room,
larder; all appliances; 10 minutes from centre; frequent
buses. Convenient for health centre, shops, schools, and
riverside walks. Available Jan.–end of Apr,
£1,400 p.c.m. (inc. council tax) or £1,300
p.c.m. for full year. Peach. Tel.: Oxford (2)71932
(office), or 778321 (home); e-mail:
ceri.peach@geog.ox.ac.uk.

Observatory Street: charming small
completely modernised 2-bedroom house, suitable for
couple or single person; fully furnished, gas c.h.,
washer-drier, etc. Side entrance, pretty front and rear
gardens. Available Jan., £750 p.c.m. plus bills.
Brundin. Tel.: Oxford 515608 or 310156 for messages or
fax.

Jericho, central Oxford. Beautiful 2-
bedroom house with garden to let from 16 Dec.; c.h.; near
rail and bus stations. Non-smokers only. Short- or long-
term let considered. £750 p.c.m. exc. bills. Clare.
Tel.: Oxford 516886.

Furnished large semi-detached house in
Garden City; 4 beds, 2 baths, 3 reception, modern
kitchen, gas heating. Available end of Nov. £900
p.m. Tel.: 01666 823750.

Woodstock: recently completed period
stone-faced cottage with garage and parking area; d.g.
and fully insulated to modern standards; gas c.h. with
individual radiator thermostats; unfurnished except for
curtains and wall-to-wall carpeting throughout; fully
fitted open-plan kitchen adjacent to spacious sitting-
room/dining area, with Cannon gas effects fire; bathroom
and en-suite shower room; utility room with washing-
machine and condenser drier; ample 13-amp power sockets,
TV and telephone points on all floors. Attractive and
compact living accommodation, suit research
graduates/professional couple. Tel.: 01929 462998, fax:
01929 405102.

New 3-bed 2-bath house with garage and
garden, south Oxford. Easy access city centre. To let
unfurnished or furnished on assured shorthold for 6
months min. £700 pcm unfurnished. Available from 7
December. Tel.: 01235 847635.

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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.

An Englishman's home is his
castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we
have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking
quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding
area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of
Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in
lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other
professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and
most helpful service in Oxford. Please telephone or fax
us with details of your requirements and we will do
whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533,
fax: 764777.

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Flats to Let

Summertown: immaculate 1-bedroom flat
available 1 Jan. £475 p.c.m. inc. c.h. Quiet non-
smoker(s) required. Sorry no pets. Tel.: Oxford 554258
(answerphone).

Flat to rent from early Jan. (long let
only): modern decor and furnishings; 1 double bedroom,
living-room, kitchen, bathroom; c.h.; all facilities;
private parking; quiet Banbury Road location, half- mile
from city centre. Non-smoker. £575 p.m. plus council
tax. Tel.: Oxford 511628.

Elegant 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in
St Margaret's Road, central North Oxford; double bedroom,
large sitting-room, kitchen, and bathroom; fully
furnished; washing-machine; gas c.h. Use of charming
shared garden. £700 p.c.m. plus bills. Available
mid-Dec. Let of 6 months or longer preferred. Tel.:
Oxford 343384.

Available soon, central North Oxford
accommodation, sleeps 6--7; 10 minutes' walk to city
centre, 5 minutes to water meadows and Thames; furnished;
well equipped. Three-quarters of a Victorian terrace
house. £990 p.c.m. exc. bills. Street parking permit
available. Write: 123 South Avenue, Abingdon, Oxon.

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Accommodation Offered

Big room to let to non-smoking woman in
family house. £45 p.w. inc. Immediately available.
Tel.: Oxford 775338 (after 6 p.m.).

North Oxford , within the ring-road:
self-contained luxury open-plan accommodation available
from end Jan.; very quiet with lovely views and patio;
near convenient bus route; suit visiting academic, single
or couple. Regret no children, smokers, or pets.
£625 p.c.m. for single, £675 for couple. Tel.:
Oxford 515085.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm,
comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in
exclusive central North Oxford; within easy walking
distance of the city centre and all main university
buildings; a stone's throw from the river, parks,
excellent pubs and restaurants and a 9–9 corner
shop. All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea- and
coffee-making facilities, c.h., and independent heating.
Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel. and
fax: Oxford 557879.

Complex of 4 rooms on one floor; large
Victorian house in North Oxford on the Woodstock Road
side near the Radcliffe. Telephone connections; c.h.;
parking. Ideal as a main working HQ or as an annexe to
another location. Tel.: Oxford 554326.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent
or Exchange

Summertown: 3-bedroom Edwardian terrace
house, fully furnished and equipped, to let Jan.--Mar.
(dates negotiable); newly renovated and modernised to
high standard; 1 double bedroom, 2 large single bedrooms,
double reception/dining-room, large kitchen/dining-room,
2 bathrooms; garden; c.h.; gas; in quiet street near
Woodstock Road and shops. Ideal family home for Hilary
Term sabbatical. Owners will be in Jerusalem and will
entertain swap arrangement. Tel.: Oxford (2)74932 or
557058, e-mail: joshua.getzler@law.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Sought

Going away for Hilary Term? Or renting a
house or flat? Retired US academic couple will care for
your home and pay your expenses. Multiple Oxford
references. Or, furnished rental for Feb. and Mar., near
bus route. Tel. (US): 607 754 1920, fax: 607 777 2408, e-
mail: nburns@binghamton.edu.

French academic visitor with young
family seeks furnished accommodation for calendar year
1998—ideally 2/3 bedroom apartment or maisonette in
£400–£550 p.m. range with reasonably easy
access to central Oxford. Contact
Dr Annie-Claude Gaumont, CNRS, UMR 6510 Université
de Rennes I, F-35042 Rennes Cedex, tel.: 33 2 99 28 62
79, fax: 33 2 99 28 63 74, e-mail:
Annie-Claude.Gaumont@univ-rennes1.fr; or John M. Brown,
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1
3QY, tel.: Oxford (2)75642, fax: ((2)75674.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of
letting your property? QB Management are one of Oxford's
foremost letting agents and property managers. We
specialise in lettings to both academic and professional
individuals and their families, and have a constant flow
of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property
in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our
services, or if you simply need some informal help and
advice without obligation, telephone us. Tel.: Oxford
764533, or fax: 764777.

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Holiday Lets

Rome, quiet location near Villa
Pamphili, good local shops and transport into city; 4th
floor (lift) flat, balcony view with of park, c.h.;
accommodation 2–3; no pets. £550 p.c.m. inc.
Available 12 months from Feb. Tel.: Oxford 723206.

Spacious apartment in exceptional
surroundings, being a tastefully concerted and furnished
chapel in the Ruspoli villa in Florence (15 mins from
main station by bus every 10 minutes): kitchenette,
bathroom, ample living-/dining-room, platform sleeping
area (1 double bedroom, 1 single). Sleeps 3/5. The
apartment is situated in the heart of the park of Villa
Ruspoli. Write or telephone (preferably late evening;
English spoken). Prof. Giovanni Finzi-Contini, Lungarno
B. Buozzi, 5, 56124, Pisa, Italy. Tel.: +39 50 543909.

Writing up, retreat, contemplation can
be guaranteed in a 2-bedroom cottage on shores of Loch
Long, Argyll. Small village community with friendly,
interesting residents. Walking, sailing, and other rural
pursuits. Easy access Glasgow, Edinburgh, and airports
(1–2 hours). Tel.: Oxford 715495.

Gigantic 4-bedroom farmhouse in
mid-Devon available for short and long breaks. Antique
furniture, log fires, peaceful location 30 minutes from
Dartmoor and Exeter. Riding, walking, fishing, cosy pubs.
£25 per night---regardless of numbers. E-mail:
nick.marston@spc.ox.ac.uk, tel.: 01608 811 906.

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Houses for Sale

Old Headington: unusual opportunity to
acquire a period 3-bedroom cottage in the conservation
area of Old Headington. A village atmosphere with the
convenience of nearby shops and easy access to the city
centre or to London and the M40. Close to hospitals and
Brookes University. Three bedrooms, dining-room, sitting-
room, kitchen, bathroom, cellar, small patio garden, gas
c.h. No chain. £145,000 o.n.o. To view, telephone
Jo. Tel.: Oxford 248040, Mon.– Fri., or 0850 892764
at weekends.

Old Headington, semi-rural lane, 5
minutes from the John Radcliffe: detached 1930s house,
extended, modernised; large open-plan sitting and dining
room, kitchen with breakfast area, utility room; 4
bedrooms (2 double, 1 en-suite, 1 h&c), 2 single family
bathrooms, downstairs w.c.; gas c.h.; natural wood
floors, doors, etc.; garage; sheltered terrace to front,
delightful secluded garden to rear. Owner emigrating.
OIRO £199,000 freehold. Tel.: Oxford 761901 (after
4.30 p.m.).

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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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Properties for sale in
Summertown

Luxury apartments for sale in
Summertown, Oxford. In this favoured area of Summertown,
an exclusive development of just eight 2- bedroom
apartments built to a high specification by Berkeley
Homes. The apartments benefit from private terraces, a
south-facing communal garden, private parking, and a
garaging option. Also just one 2- bedroom bungalow.
Prices from £131,500. Tel. Berkeley Homes direct:
01235 559111, or our selling agents, Black Horse
Agencies, Buckell and Ballard: Oxford 516201.
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<br /> Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 28 November<br /> - 19 December

Diary


Contents of this section:

Academic Staff
Seminars
: places should be booked in advance through
the Staff Development Office, University Offices,
Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70086;
e-mail:
training@admin.ox.ac.uk
).

For further information and the full list of courses, see the HREF="http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/training/">Staff Development
Office Web site.

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Friday 28 November

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY of Modern and Contemporary
France study-day: `La France et l'Europe', Maison
Française, 10 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Gerald Reitlinger:
collector of Oriental ceramics', 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
£1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30
p.m.)

J. GREEN: `Education and the challenge to ethnicity
and identity in Taos, New Mexico, USA' (Ethnicity and
Identity Seminars: `Education and the resolution of
conflict'), Institute of Social and Cultural
Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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Saturday 29 November

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

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Sunday 30 November

THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR JOHN WEBSTER preaches the Advent
Sermon, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

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Monday 1 December

DR P. BERRY: `The implications of climate change for
conservation synopsis' (Environmental Change Unit
seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography,
2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. MALOVANY: `The Jewish musical prayer
modes, Eastern and Western Europe' (lecture), Denis
Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR N.W. POLSBY (John M. Olin Visiting Professor
in American Government): `A revolution in Congress?'
(inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR BILL BRADSHAW and

MR T. WINSOR: `Can contracts deliver better services
in the "New Railway"? ' (seminar series: `Government by
contract'), the Buttery, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

M.C. CHAIMOWICZ: `Pendulum' (on the theme of dual
nationality), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 2 December

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

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

M. GRANT: `Environmental dispute resolution' (Oxford
Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society
seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

JOSÉ RAMOS HORTA: `East Timor and the struggle
for human rights, democracy, and the rule of law in the
Asia Pacific', New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

HELEN FAIRER: piano recital of works by Haydn,
Schumann, Debussy, and Brahms, Garden Quadrangle
Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission free).

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Wednesday 3 December

PROFESSOR A. MONTEFIORE: `Neutrality and conflict
resolution' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced
Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth
House, 5 p.m.

B. CAUTRES: `The geography of voting in France'
(lecture), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

CHRISTMAS WINE-TASTING, University Club, 5.45 p.m.
(admission £2).

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Thursday 4 December

MAISON FRANÇAISE and Museum of the History of
Science meeting: `What is the history of scientific
instruments? Reflections on Maurice Daumas, Les
instruments scientifiques aux XVIIe et XVIII
siècles
', Maison Française, 2 p.m.

MATRICULATION ceremony, Convocation House, 12.30 p.m.

J. WALDREN: `Politics of development in the Balearic
Islands' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women
seminars: `Tourism, gender, and development'), Library
Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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Friday 5 December

P. FERGUSON: `Children of conflict: education for peace
in northern Ghana'
(Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Education and the
resolution of conflict'), Institute of Social and
Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Heather Birt, viola)
perform Haydn's quartet, op. 20, no. 2, and Mozart's
Quintet, K.516, Exeter College Chapel, 1 p.m. (tickets
£5/£2.50 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the
door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Shawabtis: model
workers for the afterlife' (one of a series of in-depth
talks on Egypt), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for
bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Saturday 6 December

MAISON FRANÇAISE and Department of the History of
Art meeting: `High art and hierarchy', Maison
Française (continues tomorrow).

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Tuesday 9 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Nubia and the shrine of
Taharqa' (one of a series of in-depth talks on Egypt),
1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015,
9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES Faculty Board election,
18 December (one ordinary member): nominations by six
electors to be received at the University Offices by 4
p.m.

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 18 December
(one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be
received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Friday 12 December

BRITISH CENTRE for Durkheimian Studies study-day: `Emile
Durkheim, Le Suicide (1897): cent ans
après', Maison Française (details from
W.S.F. Pickering, Oxford 516785).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Samuel Palmer'
(special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel.
for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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Sunday 14 December

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `The
Dean's choice' (until 24 February).

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Tuesday 16 December

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

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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Wednesday 17 December

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Equality and
diversity—academic and research staff', 9 a.m. ( HREF="#seminars">see information above).

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Friday 19 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egypt: the art of the
Amarna Period' (one of a series of in-depth talks on
Egypt), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings:
(2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

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