3 December 1998

Oxford University Gazette

3 December 1998


 


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University Acts

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CONGREGATION 30 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 30 November.

Text of Special Resolution

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

GAVIN MACGREGOR FRASER CAMERON, MA status, Nuffield College

PETRA SCHLEITER, M.PHIL., St Hilda's College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL

1 Status of Master of Arts

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

SALLY MACKINNAL AULD, Worcester College

LOUISE CATHERINE KEELY, New College

HARTMUT MAYER, Worcester College

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2 Register of Congregation

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

Auld, S.M., MA status, Worcester
Hampton, S.W.P., MA, Exeter
Keely, L.C., MA status, New College
Mayer, H., MA status, Worcester
Schleiter, P., MA, M.Phil., St Hilda's
Turner, K.S.H., MA, St Peter's

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CONGREGATION 1 December

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Statute promulgated on 17 November

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Statute concerning the St Catherine of Alexandria Prize approved.

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2 Declaration of approval of General Resolution concerning the Report of the Joint Working Party on Governance

That this House take note of the Report of the Joint Working Party on Governance.

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 18 December, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 7 December

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 7 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:

ARTHUR GRANT MACGREGOR, MA status, St Cross College

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Notices

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SPEECHES BY THE PUBLIC ORATOR

The following speeches were delivered by THE PUBLIC ORATOR in a Congregation held on Monday, 23 November, in presenting for the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law

Dr RICHARD LEVIN

Prodit par nobile fratrum, uterque cum alumnus noster, tum academiae primariae Praeses, tum denique peritus huius modi pomparum iudex, qui idcirco

 

Hesperiam magnam Saturniaque arva relinquunt,

scilicet adulescentiae suae locum revisentes, ut togae academicae quam olim labore et vigiliis meriti sunt haec speciosior accedat quam honoris tantum causa alumnis nostratibus summa dignis laude largimur. namque et ipsos honoramus et antiquissima intimae consuetudinis vincula celebramus quibus haec Academia cum clarissimis Americae Universitatibus coniungitur. quid si hoc addam, utrumque uxoris gradu Oxoniensi ornatae maritum esse? hic quem priorem praesento rei oeconomicae studiosus auditiones apud nos oeconomicas Academiae tempore iniquo obibat: grassabatur enim effrenatum istud interpellandi tumultuandique cacoethes quod hodie fere increduli admiramur; sed hic se ad studia utiliora conferebat, aequalibus excellebat, excessit Baccalaureus in Litteris. ad patriam suam regressus et Doctor in Philosophia apud Yalenses factus statim et alios instituere coepit et cetera officia exsequi quae sunt cuivis Academiae necessaria, et quidem tam felici eventu ut cum ex ordine professor magister decanus fuisset Praeses tandem crearetur. virum enim praesento qui tum denique ad summos in academia honores accessit, cum diu homines erudire nisus plurimorum investigationes gubernavisset, cumque ipse plurimos summae auctoritatis libellos composuisset. idem, qua est gravitate, persaepe consilio adhibetur publico cum de maximi momenti rebus agitur. quinque iam annos Universitatem suam felicissime gubernat, plurima aedificia quae diuturna incuria iam paene consumpta erant ad pristinum splendorem revocat, dedita opera idcirco laborat ut et academicis Yalensibus et Novi Portus civibus opes concordia spes revertatur.

Praesento virum in re oeconomica sagacissimum, Academiae columen firmissimum, rei publicae consiliarium prudentissimum, Ricardum Levin, Universitatis Yalensis Praesidem, Collegi Mertonensis Socium honoris causa creatum, ut admittatur honoris causa ad gradum Doctoris in Iure Civili.

Paraphrase

We see advance what the poet Horace calls `a noble pair of brothers', both Oxford graduates, the Heads of two great Universities, themselves connoisseurs of this sort of academic ceremony. They are revisiting the scenes of their student days, `leaving the rich lands of the golden West', in the words of the poet Virgil, in order to add to the academic honours which they won here by hard study the more showy robes that Oxford confers, without further effort on their part, on the most deserving of her alumni. As we honour them we celebrate also the close and long-standing links that unite Oxford with the leading Universities of America. I might add that each is married to a wife who is herself a graduate of Oxford. Dr Richard Levin, who comes first, is an economist, who studied the subject here in the difficult period, remembered now with some incredulity, of student unrest and academic disruption; but he applied himself to more valuable activities, excelled in his academic work, and took the degree of Bachelor of Letters. Returning home, he worked for his Doctorate at Yale, and immediately began both to teach there and to shoulder those administrative burdens which are vital to the existence of a University. After a distinguished career in which he was in turn Professor of Economics, Director of Graduate Studies in Economics, and Dean of the Graduate School, he became President of the University. He is an academic administrator who has himself worked for years as a teacher, supervising an exceptionally large number of dissertations, and who has also been a prolific author of weighty academic papers. His expertise has brought him many invitations to serve on important public committees. He has been President of Yale for five years, in which time the University has flourished impressively; he has devoted himself especially to the restoration of the many deteriorating buildings on the campus. He has worked tirelessly for the improvement and prosperity not only of Yale but also of the city of New Haven. I present an outstanding economist, a great academic leader, and a highly valued public adviser, Richard Levin, President of Yale, Honorary Fellow of Merton College, for admission to the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law.

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Dr NEIL RUDENSTINE

Ut hominibus ita academiis aemulationem prodesse cognovimus, Oxoniensi autem Cantabrigiensem, Harvardianam Yalensi benevolam quandam esse rivalem: sed hodie certamini nullus est locus, immo concordiam perfectissimam salutamus, namque harum Academiarum Praesides tantae dignitatis onere deposito paullisper saltem, cum sint Arcades ambo, in Arcadiam revertuntur. nec manifestius indicium desideraveritis, quam artis societatis vinculis nos Oxonienses cum praeclarissimis Americanorum academiis simus coniuncti, quam quod hic quoque noster est, disciplinam nostram summo in loco inlustravit. sunt qui adhuc meminerunt eum, cum largam Caecilii Rhodes munificentiam expertus huc devenisset, pila more patrio ludentem vitreis vetustissimis periculum sed non perniciem intulisse. litterarum Anglicarum studiosus est, eos scriptores colit praesertim qui litteris renascentibus florebant, quorum principem Philippum Sidney cum libro doctissimo illustravisset, de acriori illo poetarum genere qui faenum habent in cornu (ut cum Horatio saturarum auctore haud ignobili dicam) opus luculentum conscripsit. sed in Parnaso recumbere litterisque delectari non contigit viro qui otio suo utilitati communi postposito a cathedra vitaque umbratili ad Fundationem Mellonianam migravit, cuius amplissimas facultates tam sollerter tamque docte dispensabat ut omnes omnium Musarum provincias ditarit, et nescio an praecipue nobiles illas pinacothecas quas pariter cum uxore sua fovet diligit curat. mox autem ab Harvardensibus revocatum ac Praesidem creatum summo gaudio exceperunt iuniores, qui sciebant huic commodum, disciplinam, profectum suum cordi futurum esse. de doctoris gradu consequendo librum emisit hic quem doctoris gradu honoramus, quo insunt multa gravia, multa tristia, multa meditatione dignissima.

Praesento virum humanissimum, in litteris versatissimum, in beneficentia splendidissimum, Neil Rudenstine, Universitatis Harvardianae Praesidem, Collegi Novi Socium honoris causa creatum, ut admittatur honoris causa ad gradum Doctoris in Iure Civili.

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Paraphrase

A spirit of competition, we know, is as good for universities as it is for individuals. As Oxford has always enjoyed a friendly rivalry with Cambridge, so has Harvard with Yale. Today, however, there is no trace of that, but only perfect harmony: the Presidents of both have a chance to lay aside the dignity and the burdens of their lofty positions and return for a while to Arcadia—for, in the phrase of the poet Virgil, they are Arcadians both. No more compelling evidence could exist of the close connections which we in Oxford enjoy with the leading Universities of America than the fact that Dr Neil Rudenstine, too, is one of us, an Oxonian in a high academic position. He came here on the munificent foundation of the Rhodes Scholarships; there are still those who remember him at play with a baseball, menacing, but not damaging, the mediaeval glass. His special interest is in the writers of the Renaissance, and he is the author of an important book on Sir Philip Sidney; he has also written memorably on the English poetic satirists, writers who, in the phrase of the poet Horace, should have a warning truss of hay tied to their horn. But he was not to remain out of the world of action, reposing on the Hill of the Muses. He left his Princeton chair for the burdens of public life, directing the enormous resources of the Mellon Foundation in such a way that all the arts were enriched, not least the art galleries and museums in which he shares with his wife a keen and informed interest. He was next recalled to Harvard as President, an appointment greeted with special joy by the undergraduates, who knew that their well-being and their education would be close to his heart. Our new Doctor is the author of a book on The Pursuit of the Doctorate, in which there are many weighty discussions, a good deal of matter for gloom, and much which repays leisurely reflection.

I present a man of true humanity, scholarly in literature, judicious and powerful in action, Neil Rudenstine, President of Harvard, Honorary Fellow of New College, for admission to the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law.

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PETER BEACONSFIELD PRIZE 1998

The Prize has been awarded to MISS CLAIRE HIGHAM, Merton College.

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ROLLESTON MEMORIAL PRIZE 1998

The Prize has been awarded jointly to DR K. KRUG, Christ Church, and DR T.S. TIERNEY, St John's College.

Proxime accessit: DR B.C. REGAN, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge.

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UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE

Christmas Vacation hours

The hours of the University Counselling Service will be as follows during the Christmas Vacation:

Monday, 14 December–Friday, 18 December: open 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

Monday, 21 December–Friday, 1 January: closed

Monday, 4 January–Friday, 8 January: open 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

From Monday, 11 January, normal opening times: weekdays 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

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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 Hilary Term, week 9 (15–19 March 1999). Those wishing to attend should register with the receptionist at the institute (telephone: (2)78240), giving details of name, college, contact number, and desired course. The course tutor will be Gertrud Seidmann, Research Associate, Institute of Archaeology.

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Programming Competition

A prize of £100 is offered for the best solution to a specified programming problem submitted by an undergraduate member of the university by noon on Monday of sixth week of Hilary Term to the judges, Dr Michael Spivey and Dr Stephen Jarvis, Computing Laboratory. The rules of the competition and a description of the problem to be solved can be obtained from the WWW at http://spivey.oriel.ox.ac.uk/~mike/comp.html, or from the receptionist at the Computing Laboratory.

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EDUCATIONAL RECORDING AGENCY

Survey of off-air recording

This notice is to inform members of the University about a survey of educational recordings in which the University is obliged to participate this year, and to request co-operation in collecting the necessary information.

The University (including its constituent colleges) is covered by an Educational Recording Agency (ERA) Licence to record radio and television broadcasts and cable programmes for educational use, without infringing copyright. The University pays about £24,000 per annum for this licence.

It is a condition of the licence that institutions may be required to maintain for a specified period of time details of radio and television recordings made under the licence and to return this information to the ERA. Oxford University has been selected to take part in ERA's survey during the period 1 September 1998 to 31 August 1999 and the University is therefore asking all staff for assistance in collating the information required.

In each department and college, and some faculty offices, an individual has been nominated as the local co-ordinator for the survey. All staff are asked to give details to the most appropriate co-ordinator of all recordings of radio and television programmes which they make for educational purposes whether at home, in the University, or elsewhere. The information required is the title, date, and channel of the programme, and the location where the recording was made. As statistics have to be returned by the University at the end of every month, it is important that a co- ordinator is informed as soon as possible after a recording is made.

The identity of the local co-ordinator should be publicised in each department, college, and (where appropriate) faculty office. If it is not clear, the departmental administrator, senior tutor, or faculty office administrator should be able to identify the co- ordinator. In cases of difficulty, details of recordings can be passed instead to the University's central co-ordinator, Miss Catherine Long, at the ETRC (telephone: (2)70529, e-mail: catherine.long@etrc.ox.ac.uk). It is, of course, necessary to pass information about recordings only to one co-ordinator; there is no need, for example, to inform both a college co-ordinator and a faculty co-ordinator but simply the one which is most convenient.

Please note that ERA are likely to visit the University at some stage during the survey period and to monitor the information returned against recordings held by the University. It is therefore important that the required information is collected carefully and that recordings are available for inspection if necessary. It is also important to note the requirement (which is general and not just for the period of the survey) that each recording should be labelled with the date and time, and with the statement that `This recording is to be used only for educational purposes'.

It is hoped that the survey will not cause too much inconvenience, and the full co-operation of members of the University would be appreciated.

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CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY

The gallery is closed for conservation and building work, and will reopen on 7 June 1999. Its most important paintings, including The Butcher's Shop by Annibale Carracci, have been integrated with the National Gallery's collection during the closure.

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Professor of Statistical Science

PROFESSOR PETER DONNELLY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 7 December, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Modelling genes.'

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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

Use and delight: environmental history in Northern England since 1600

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT, Historiographer Royal of Scotland and Director, the Institute for Environmental History, University of St Andrews, will deliver the Ford's Lectures in British History at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Hilary Term, in the Examination Schools.

22 Jan.: `Use and delight: continuity and change in attitude to nature.'

29 Jan. : `Woods of imagination and reality.'

5 Feb. : `Making and using the soil.'

12 Feb. : `Commanding the waters.'

19 Feb. : `The fragile hill.'

26 Feb. : `The quarrel over the countryside.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Public lecture

DR JON WHITELEY, Senior Assistant Keeper, Department of Western Art, will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 December, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

This lecture is given to mark the generous support by the Heritage Lottery Fund of the Ashmolean's purchase of Ingres's portrait of C.R. Cockerell, architect of the Ashmolean Museum. There is no charge for admission.

Subject: `Ingres, Cockerell, and the English colony in Rome.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

History of tropical medicine and infectious diseases

EMERITUS PROFESSOR W. PETERS, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and DR H. POWER, Liverpool, will give a seminar in this series at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 December, in the Seminar Room, the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road. The seminar is given in association with Green College.

Convener: Dr M. Malowany (telephone: (2)74600, e-mail: maureen.malowany@wuhmo.ox.ac.uk).

 

Subject: `Drug resistance in the tropics.'

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GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures 1999

Genes

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on the following Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR JAMES WATSON, Nobel Prize winner, and President, Cold Spring Harbour Laboratory, New York
18 Jan.: `From the double helix to the Human Genome Project.'

PROFESSOR BRYAN SYKES
25 Jan.: `The genetic origins of man.'

PROFESSOR ADRIAN HILL
1 Feb.: `Genetics and infection: why are some of us susceptible?'

PROFESSOR PETER HARPER, Professor of Medical Genetics, University of Wales College of Medicine
8 Feb.: `Genetic testing: prospects and problems.'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures 1999

The peopling of Britain: the shaping of a human landscape

The ninth series of the Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the following Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road (the St Cross Road entrance is to be used).

PROFESSOR C. GAMBLE, Southampton
21 Jan.: `Early beginnings.' (Discussant: Dr C. Stringer, British Museum)

ROFESSOR P. MELLARS, Cambridge
28 Jan.: `Homo sapiens.' (Discussant: Dr A. Sherratt)

PROFESSOR A. WHITTLE, Wales
4 Feb.: `Advent of agriculture.' (Discussant: Lord Renfrew, Cambridge)

PROFESSOR B. CUNLIFFE
11 Feb.: `Tribes and empires.' (Discussant: Professor M. Millett, Durham)

DR H. HÄRKE, Reading
18 Feb.: `Saxon kings and Norse warriors.' (Discussant: Sir Walter Bodmer)

DR R. SMITH, Cambridge
25 Feb.: `Plagues and populations.' (Discussant: Dr P. Slack)

SIR TONY WRIGLEY, Cambridge
4 Mar.: `Country and town: farmers, labourers, craftsmen, manufacturers, merchants.' (Discussant: Dr J. Langton)

PROFESSOR C. PEACH
11 Mar.: `Empire, the economy, and industry.' (Discussant: Sir Robert May, Office of Science and Technology)

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WOLFSON COLLEGE

Other Oxfords

PROFESSOR JON STALLWORTHY will read from Singing School, a fragment of autobiography, and Rounding the Horn: Collected Poems, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 December, in the Buttery, Wolfson College. Tickets are not required for admission. Enquiries may be made to Oxford (2)74103.

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Grants and Research Funding

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LAURENCE BINYON PRIZE 1999

The Committee for the History of Art proposes to award this prize in Hilary Term 1999, 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 prize-winner 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, not later than Friday, 29 January 1999.

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, and 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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Examinations and Boards

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BY-ELECTIONS FOR MEMBERS OF BOARDS OF FACULTIES (12 NOVEMBER): RESULTS

UNCONTESTED ELECTIONS

Clinical Medicine

One ordinary member: M.J. GOLDACRE, BM, B.CH., MA, Fellow of Magdalen

Music

One ordinary member: B. BUJIC, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen

Physiological Sciences

One ordinary member: C.A.R. BOYD, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Brasenose

Social Studies

One official member: J.J. RICHARDSON, Nuffield Professor of Comparative European Politics

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD: ELECTION OF OFFICIAL MEMBER

The following nomination has been duly received:

R.A. COWLEY, Dr Lee's Professor of Experimental Philosophy

Nominated by:

K. Burnett, St John's
J. Wark, Trinity

Note: this election is for an official member, not for an ordinary member, as stated in earlier notices.

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF THEOLOGY

M.Phil. in Judaism and Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World

The Board of the Faculty of Theology has approved the following texts for paper B(2), `The Gospels and the historical Jesus', for examination in 2000:

 

1. Mark.

2. Luke 9:51–end.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Modern History and the Committee for Educational Studies will come into effect on 18 December.

1 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

(a) M.Phil. in Economic and Social History

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

1 In Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 566, delete l. 5 and substitute:

`2.1 Path dependence in the economic history of technology'.

2 Ibid., delete l. 26 and substitute:

`5.4 Management, control, and eradication of tropical disease since c.1850'.

3 Ibid., after l. 27 insert:

`5.6 The birth of the clinic, 1750–1850

5.7 International health and welfare organisations in the twentieth century'.

4 Ibid., p. 568, delete from l. 39 to p. 569, l.2 and substitute:

`2.1. Path dependence in the economic history of technology

Starting from a review of the basic economics of technology and technological change, these lectures aim to provide an introduction to the fundamentals of path dependence in resource allocation, with special reference to innovation and diffusion activities and their interaction. Among the main topics to be treted are the properties of stochastic dynamical systems with positive feedbacks; micro-economic sources of self-reinforcing behaviour; formal representation of non-ergodic behaviour in variety of models (Poyla urn processes and reversible spin systems); the relationship between path dependence and market failure, and the concept of `lock-in'. Specific cases from US and British technological history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (including manufacture by interchangeable parts, QWERTY, electrical supply system standards, nuclear power, chemical-intensive agriculture) will be examined. The relationship of this analytical framework to recent `evolutionary' approaches in the literature of the history of technology (e.g. the work of Basalla, Mokyr, and others) will be discussed.'

5 Ibid., p. 573, delete `5.4' and substitute `5.7'.

6 Ibid., move ll. 4–17 (as amended) to after l. 29 and substitute:

`5.4. Management, control, and eradication of tropical diseases since c.1850

Using case studies from within the tropical world, this course examines the relationship between shifts in the understanding of disease aetiology and attempts made to manage, control, or eradicate disease. The impact of Western medical knowledge will be explored within the context of colonial settings. Through archival sources, oral histories, and films held at the Wellcome Unit, there will be an opportunity to examine the work of colonial medical services as well as medical missionaries in Africa in order to discuss the ways in which their methods of disease control interacted with indigenous practices. In the second part of the course, the work and role of national and international organisations, such as the Rockefeller Foundation, the League of Nations, and the World Health Organisation, in disease-specific campaigns against tropical diseases will be examined. A comparison of the WHO global campaigns against smallpox and malaria from the 1950s to 1970s will illustrate the successes and failures of international attempts to eradicate disease.'

7 Ibid., after l. 29, before the text inserted by cl. 6 above, insert:

`5.6. The birth of the clinic, 1750–1850

The course explores one of the defining moments in the history of modern medicine, immortalised by Foucault. In particular it looks at the following themes: (1) the original role of the hospital as a shelter for the indigent; (2) the development of the hospital as a site for the study of disease around 1800; (3) the similarities and differences between hospital and private medical practice; and (4) the growing tension after 1820 between the hospital and the laboratory as centres of medical science. For the most part, the course concentrates on the history of the clinic in France, but reference is continually made to contemporary developments in Great Britain, the Austrian Empire, and the Italian peninsula.

The most important comparative question addressed concerns the chronology of the development of clinical medicine: was Paris really first? Students, however, also have the chance to examine other comparative themes such as the different attitudes towards the hospital patient in Britain and France and reflect on the emergence in this period of specific national medical cultures.'

(b) M.Sc. in Economic and Social History

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

As for the M.Phil. in Economic and Social History (see (a) above).

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2 Committee for Educational Studies

Regulations of Faculty Boards concerning the Status of Probationer Research Student and the Degrees of M.Litt., M.Sc. by Research, and D.Phil.

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 862, delete ll. 9–15 and substitute:

`Research Students, those wishing to transfer to M.Sc. status must submit a paper on their research to a specially constituted panel of two assessors appointed by the committee. The panel will interview candidates and make a recommendation to the committee in an agreed written report. For the interview candidates must submit:

(a) an outline description of the research (one side of A4 paper);

(b) a detailed research proposal of no more than 6,000 words.

This should:

(i) draw upon relevant literature in order to discuss the background to the research, theoretical perspectives, and possible outcomes to the research;

(ii) state key research questions;

(iii) discuss the overall methodological approach, and specific strategies, to be employed in answering these research questions, paying particular attention to practical and ethical issues relevant to the research;

(c) a tentative timetable for the research;

(d) a list of references'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 19–30 and substitute:

`panel of two assessors appointed by the committee. The panel will interview candidates and make a recommendation to the committee in an agreed written report. For the interview candidates must submit:

(a) an outline description of the research (one side of A4 paper);

(b) a detailed research proposal of no more than 6,000 words.

This should:

(i) draw upon relevant literature in order to discuss the background to the research, theoretical perspectives, and possible outcomes to the research;

(ii) state key research questions;

(iii) discuss the overall methodological approach, and specific strategies, to be employed in answering these research questions, paying particular attention to practical and ethical issues relevant to the research;

(c) a tentative timetable for the research;

(d) a list of references'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 40–50 and substitute:

`to a specially constituted panel of two assessors appointed by the committee. The panel will interview candidates and make a recommendation to the committee in an agreed written report. For the interview candidates must submit:

(e) an outline description of the research (one side of A4 paper);

(f) a detailed research proposal of no more than 6,000 words. This should:

(i) draw upon relevant literature in order to discuss the background to the research, theoretical perspectives, and possible outcomes to the research;

(ii) state key research questions;

(iii) discuss the overall methodological approach, and specific strategies, to be employed in answering these research questions, paying particular attention to practical and ethical issues relevant to the research;

(g) a tentative timetable for the research;

() a list of references'.

4 Ibid., p. 383, delete l. 1 and after l. 5 insert `5. Theses'.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to J.B.P. BARBER, Lincoln, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `Evaluation of rapid assays for the detection of radio- sensitive breast-cancer patients'.

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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:

Biological Sciences

KAM-HO NICKY WONG, Keble: `Characterisation of complement activation via mannose binding lectin (MBL) and MBL-associated serine proteases (MASP)'.
Department of Biochemistry, Thursday, 17 December, 10 a.m.
Examiners: D. Staunton, S. Thiel.

XUEMEI YUAN, St Cross: `NMR studies of a TB module from human fibrillin-1'.
New Chemistry Laboratory, Monday, 7 December, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: C.M. Dobson, J. Feeney.

 

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Clinical Medicine

G. SACKS, Magdalen: `The inflammatory nature of human pregnancy and its role in the pathogenesis of pre- eclampsia'.
St John's, Wednesday, 9 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: K.C. Gatter, G. Vince.

 

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English Language and Literature

M. MCFALL, Corpus Christi: `John Collier (1901–80): life and works'.
Merton, Tuesday, 5 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J. Briggs, J. Carey.

P.A. PALMER, Keble: `The grafted tongue: linguistic colonisation and the native response in sixteenth-century Ireland'.
Magdalen, Monday, 14 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: D.G.E. Norbrook, C. Carroll.

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Law

J.A. DIECKMANN, Brasenose: `Subrogation and cessio legis: a comparative study'.
St Hugh's, Monday, 7 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: L. Smith, S. Enchelmaier.

 

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Mathematical Sciences

J.K. HAUGLAND, Brasenose: `Application of sieve methods to prime numbers'.
Mathematical Institute, Wednesday, 9 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: B.J. Birch, G. Harman.

W. DE SILVA, Merton: `Products in the symplectic floer homology of lagrangian intersections'.
Mathematical Institute, Friday, 15 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.M. Salamon, D.A. Salamon.

C. LEWIS, St Hugh's: `Spin (7) instantons'.
Mathematical Institute, Saturday, 19 December, 11 a.m.
Examiners: V. Pidstrigatch, S.M. Salamon.

 

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Modern History

M.J. CARDWELL, Linacre: `Arts and arms: political literature, military defeat, and the fall of the Newcastle ministry, 1754–6'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 17 December, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: C.H. Gerrard, H.T. Dickinson.

R. COLISTETE, St Antony's: `Labour relations and industrial performance in Brazil: Greater Sïo Paulo, 1945–60'.
Latin American Centre, Monday, 14 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: E. Amann, C. Lewis.

M. LAZARIDES, Brasenose: `The writings of Walter Sickert and the new art criticism'.
Examination Schools, Friday, 8 January, 10 a.m.
Examiners: S.F.G. Farthing, K. McConkey.

S. MORRIS, Nuffield: `Private profit and public interest: model dwelling companies and the housing of the working classes in London, 1840–1914'.
All Souls, Monday, 11 January, 2 p.m.
Examiners: C.H. Feinstein, M.J. Daunton.

R. RAZA, Somerville: `British women writers on India between the mid-eighteenth century and 1857'.
Department for Continuing Education, Friday, 11 December, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: A.B. Hawkins, P.J. Marshall.

 

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Physical Sciences

T.V. BACK, New College: `Laser spectroscopy of highly charged ions using an electron beam ion trap'.
Clarendon Laboratory, Friday, 11 December, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: P.E.G. Baird, J.P. Connerade.

G. PRINGPUANGKEO, St Hugh's: `Novel membrane techniques for process intensification in biotransformation'.
Department of Engineering Science, Tuesday, 22 December, 11.30 a.m.
Examiners: A.W. Bunch, Z.F. Cui.

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Physiological Sciences

M.J. POULIN, New College: `Aspects of cerebral blood flow in humans'.
Merton, Monday, 11 January, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: D.J. Paterson, J.H. Coote.

 

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Social Studies

C.C. LORGEN, Nuffield: `Non-governmental organisations in transition in Uganda: a study of the health sector'.
St Peter's, Tuesday, 15 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: G.P. Williams, J. Beall.

 

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Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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OBITUARIES

Christ Church

DAVID AUSTIN LAMPARD, DFC, 23 March 1997; commoner 1941–2.

PETER NOEL RAY, MA, M.SC., MICE, 20 September 1998; commoner 1942–4.

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MEMORIAL SERVICES

Magdalen College

A Memorial Service for COLIN GRAHAM HARDIE, formerly Fellow, Tutor, Vice-President, and Emeritus Fellow, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 30 January, in the the college chapel. Tea will be served in hall after the service.

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Queen's College

A Memorial Service for WILLIAM MOIR CALDER, MA, Fellow 1950–81, Emeritus Fellow 1981–98, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 12 December, in the college chapel. Tea will be served in hall after the service.

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ELECTIONS

Linacre College

To Domus Studentships (from 1 October 1998):

ALISON BROWN

ANNE HENKE

MANSUN LAW

R. JULIAN STARR

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To Thomas Linacre Studentships (for 1998–9):

THOMAS L. EVANS

JULIE STONEBRIDGE

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Merton College

To a Kolkhorst Exhibition:

MISS R.M. COPE

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New College

To Scholarships:

KATHERINE ASHALL, formerly of Birkenhead High School

RICHARD ASHDOWNE, formerly of the Judd School

NICHOLAS ATKINS, formerly of Sandringham School

CATHERINE BENYON-TINKER, formerly of Purcell's, Westminster

KATE BOWE, formerly of Loughborough High School

EDWARD BAKER, formerly of Brighton College

MICHAEL BLAIKLEY, formerly of Uppingham School

ANDREA COLEMAN, formerly of Gumley House Convent School

GULLIVER CRAGG, formerly of Aceland Burghley School

JONATHAN DAVIES, formerly of Magdalen College School

EUGENIA FERENDUROS, formerly of Westminster School

SUGURU FURUTA, formerly of Fettes College

ALEXANDRA GAJDA, formerly of Manchester High School

MATTHEW GENTLEMAN, formerly of Merchant Taylors' School

PATRICK HAMILTON, formerly of Ashton Sixth-form College

CATHERINE HULL, formerly of Haberdashers' Aske's School

IAN HUNTER, formerly of Whitgift School

PAUL MCCLARTY, formerly of Aylesbury Grammar School

DANIELLE MOON, formerly of Cockshut Hill School

JOHN MOZLEY, formerly of Truro School

EDWARD O'MALLEY, formerly of Ampleforth College

LIAM O'SULLIVAN, formerly of St Olave's Grammar School

CLAIRE PATRICK, formerly of Methodist College

THOMAS PORTER, formerly of Bell Baxter High School

ROHIT PRABHU, formerly of Dame Allan's School

DAVID ROBINSON, formerly of Eton College

CHI-YANG SIN, formerly of Raffles Junior College, Singapore

ANDREW SKIDMORE, formerly of King Edward VI School

ASAHI TAKANO, formerly of Harrow School

CHARLES TAYLOR, formerly of Manchester Grammar School

IMOGEN TAYLOR, formerly of James Allan's Girls' School

ADAM THIRLWELL, formerly of Haberdashers' Aske's School

GREGORY THOMAS, formerly of Leys School

MARIE VON GLINSKI, formerly of St Adelheid, Bonn

JAMES WOOTTON, formerly of Eton College

NICHOLAS YARKER, formerly of Clifton College

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To Exhibitions:

STEPHEN AXCELL, formerly of Bridgwater County School

GLYN BAXTER, formerly of St John Payne School

ROBERT DALLING, formerly of Wellington College

JASON GROVE, formerly of Allhallows College

JOSHUA MAWDSLEY, formerly of Gosforth High School

VICTORIA MOUL, formerly of Westminster School

EMILY PILLINGER, formerly of North London Collegiate School

SIMON PILSBURY, formerly of King's School

JONATHAN POLLARD, formerly of Collingwood School

SINEAD WILLIS, formerly of St Bernard's Convent

KATHERINE YEUNG, formerly of King's School

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Somerville College

To a Coombs Exhibition in PPP:

CAROLINE SARAH LOAT, formerly of Withington Girls' School, Manchester

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PRIZES

Somerville College

College Prize in Fine Art:

DOUGLAS JOHN HOWARD WHITE

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Sarah Smithson Prizes in Modern Languages:

HELEN LOUISE BAILEY

CATHERINE ELIZABETH HUNTER

CORINNA LIDDLE

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NOTICES

BALLIOL COLLEGE

Visiting Research Fellowships 1999–2000

Balliol College invites applications for up to three Visiting Research Fellowships for the academic year 1999–2000, or part thereof, for a duration of at least one term. These fellowships are intended to offer scholars of outstanding distinction or promise from outside the United Kingdom an opportunity to pursue their own research as a member of the college. Fellows will normally be expected to reside in Oxford during terms. They will be entitled to full membership of the senior common room and to take meals in college without charge. There is no stipend attached to these fellowships. Preference will be given to candidates whose work is close to the academic interests of one or more fellows of the college.

Applications, in the form of a letter, should include a statement of proposed research during the fellowship; a full curriculum vitae; and the names and addresses of two academic references. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that their references are sent directly to the college by the closing date.

Applications should be sent to the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, and should reach the college by 22 January 1999. The college hopes to complete the elections by mid-March 1999.

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Jowett Senior Scholarships

Balliol College proposes to elect two Jowett Senior Scholars. The scholarships, which will be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit, are open to graduates currently working in Oxford who are reading, or intend to read, for a D.Phil. It is expected that applicants will normally be in at least their first year and not later than their second year of graduate work. The scholarships are tenable in any subject for which the college admits students.

The scholarships will be awarded for a maximum of two years. Scholars will take up their award on 1 October 1999. The value of the scholarships is £1,550 a year. In addition, scholars will receive free meals, and they will be entitled to dine twice a week at high table. The scholars will be entitled to accommodation (for which they will be charged) until they have completed their university residence requirements. This accommodation will be in the Graduate Centre at Holywell Manor.

There will also be Jowett Exhibitions, up to the value of £1,000 each for candidates who are runners-up for the Jowett Senior Scholarships. These will be restricted to members of Balliol College. The exhibitions are tenable for one year only. Application forms may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ; they should be returned by Friday, 22 January 1999. There is no separate application form required for the exhibitions. The college hopes to interview short-listed applicants during the week commencing 22 February 1999 (sixth week).

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

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Graduate Scholarships

Linacre College proposes to elect to two Graduate Scholarships, of a value of £2,000 per annum, tenable for one year from 1 October 1999, with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

The scholarships are open to suitably qualified students reading or intending to read for a research degree in the arts and humanities. At the time of taking up the scholarships, scholars must have been admitted as postgraduate students by a relevant faculty of the University, and must be, or become, members of Linacre College.

Application forms may be obtained from the College Secretary, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA. Closing date for applications: 31 January.

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PEMBROKE COLLEGE

BTP Research Fellowship in Polymer Science

Pembroke College invites applications for the BTP Research Fellowship in Polymer Science (widely interpreted). The fellowship is non-stipendiary but carries certain allowances which are intended to supplement an existing stipend including a personal allowance of approximately £2,500. The fellow will be expected to carry out research in Polymer Science, and will be encouraged to apply to the college for annual grants which, at the college's discretion, may be up to £3,000 for research costs. The fellowship is available from a date to be agreed for one year.

Applications (six copies) should reach the Senior Tutor, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW, from whom further particulars are available, by Friday, 11 December. Candidates should also ask three referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor by that date. Applicants must ensure that their Head of Department is willing to provide space.

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ST HILDA'S COLLEGE

Visiting Fellowships for Women Teachers

St Hilda's College invites applications for two Visiting Fellowships, one tenable in Hilary (Spring) Term 2000 and one in Trinity (Summer) Term 2000. The college statutes, made under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, provide that all fellows must be women. Candidates for a fellowship must be practising teachers engaged in sixth-form work in either schools or colleges. Further particulars should be obtained from the Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815). The closing date for applications is Monday, 8 February.

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ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Appointment of Clerical/Secretarial Assistant

A Clerical/Secretarial Assistant with good typing skills is required to assist the College Secretary with academic administration, including admissions. Experience of word-processing would be an advantage but training can be given if necessary. Salary within the range £9,463– £11,294, according to experience. Free lunches and four weeks' annual leave, plus public holidays. Appointment to start as soon as possible.

Application forms and further particulars of the post may be obtained from the Secretary to the Senior Bursar, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (telephone: Oxford (2)74914). Closing date for receipt of completed forms: Monday, 14 December.

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

North Senior Scholarships 1999

Beeston Scholarship 1999

St John's College proposes to elect from October 1999 one Beeston Scholar and two North Senior Scholars, each of whom will be required to work for a higher degree of the University under a supervisor appointed by a faculty board. Candidates will normally have completed a first degree, be aged twenty-five or under at the starting date, and be in receipt of United Kingdom graduate awards, or their equivalent, covering the academic year 1999–2000. Both scholarships are open to candidates in all subjects, but special encouragement is given, in the case of the Beeston Scholarship, to applications in the field of Middle Eastern Studies.

The value of the scholarships will be equal to the rate for awards from government agencies, plus academic fees, less the value of any award held. The scholars may, with permission, undertake a limited amount of teaching. Unmarried scholars will be offered accommodation, supplied by the college free of charge.

A housing allowance is available for married scholars. Scholars have the right to dine at high table once a week in Full Term.

The scholarships are normally tenable for two years. Application forms, available from the Academic Administrator, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP (telephone: Oxford (2)77318, fax: (2)77435), should be returned as soon as possible, and not later than 22 January.

Appointment of College Access Officer

St John's College intends to appoint an Access Officer, to work for three days per week, for three years in the first instance, under the supervision of the Tutor for Admissions. He or she will be expected to develop current, and begin new, activities to widen access to the college and to the University generally, often in association with undergraduates and/or the Oxford Colleges Admissions Office, as well as attend to day-to-day enquiries about admission to the college. Applications are encouraged from persons with a good honours degree, who have experience of teaching and/or advising sixth-form students, and of the advisory services available to sixth-form students.

The appointment will be on the academic-related administrative scale, grade 1, with a starting salary of £18,275 pro rata. Further details can be obtained from the College Office, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP (telephone: Oxford (2)77318, fax: (2)77435). Applications should reach the Academic Administrator at the above address no later than 23 December.

St John's College is committed to equal opportunities.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me...12 cuddly dinosaurs, 11 dodo neck ties, 10 amber jewels, 9 dolphin carvings, 8 creepy-crawlies, 7 crystal pendants, 6 fossil fishes, 5 fools-gold nuggets, 4 wildlife windchimes, 3 gemstone eggs, 2 agate book- ends...and a Dodo Pad diary. The museum shop to fulfil these needs is open Mon.–Sat., 12 noon–5 p.m. Admission free. Closed 23–29 Dec. inclusive. Open New Year's Day. Tel.: Oxford (2)72950.

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Ashmolean Shop

The Ashmolean Shop is open Tues.–Sat., 10 a.m.–2 p.m. During the course of Dec. it will also be open on Mon. The shop is currently stocking a range of some 40 Card-Aid charity Christmas cards. In addition, the Shop has a large range of the Museum's own Christmas cards together with gift wrap, diaries, calendars, jewellery and exclusive giftware. Please present University staff card to qualify for discount. A mail-order catalogue is available on application to the Publications Department, tel.: Oxford (2)78010, e-mail: publications@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.

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The Bodleian Shop

The Bodleian Christmas cards have arrived! Six new cards and some old favourites, as well as a big range of bookish gifts—many exclusive—on sale now in the Bodleian Shop, open: Mon.–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m., and Sat. 9 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Find us in the entrance to the Old Library, access from Radcliffe Square, Broad Street and Catte Street.

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Research Staff Society

The Research Staff Society is an informal social society for Postdocs/JRFs and Research Assistants. Events range from trips to Stratford to greyhound racing! Further details can be found on the Internet at: http://www.robots.ox.ac.uk/~rph/RSS. Alternatively, contact Steve Culliford, tel.: Oxford (2)71860, e-mail: steven.culliford@pharm.ox.ac.uk.

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Tuition Offered

Piano tuition. Experienced teacher of adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) LRAM. Jericho, tel.: Oxford 510904.

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Services Offered

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting professionals and small businesses with tax problems including self-assessment. Convenient North Oxford premises. To receive further information please tel.: Oxford 513381, e-mail: 100430.145@compuserve.com.

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.: 01869 351540.

Shipping? Abyssinia to Zanzibar, New York to Newmarket. Today, tomorrow, next week? All the best options are at Mail Boxes Etc. Will collect from college, home, factory, or elsewhere. Also 24-hour photocopying, secure mailboxes, computer workstation, high-grade colour photocopying, faxing, laminating, binding, etc. 266 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DL. Contact Justin Brookes. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

Puzzling for a present? A clue for you! The Cryptic Factor devises once-off, personalised, and special occasional crosswords—expertly prepared from your brief, and attractively presented (with a sealed solution)! Free details and specimen: s.a.e. a.s.a.p. to Cryptic Factor, 12 Short Furlong, Didcot, Oxon OX11 7SH. Tel.: 01235 814241.

Bespoke furniture by Jason Mansell MA (RCA). Contemporary and traditional furniture made to order. For a consultation to discuss ideas, please tel.: 0976 707367.

Persian carpet dealers Frederick and Sudabeh Hine stock handknotted rugs, runners, and carpets, both old and new. We import direct from Iran and offer guaranteed provenance at unbeatable prices on all Persian tribal, village, and workshop pieces. From time to time we also have genuine Old Chinese, Afghan, and Turkish goods, including kilims and cushion bags, which come to us indirectly from various sources. Home trial. Repairs and cleaning. House calls and out-of-hours appointments without obligation. Our usual business hours are 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Ring first to be sure or just drop in if you are passing. Side gate, 16 Linton Road, North Oxford, tel.: Oxford 559396.

Fully-furnished serviced offices and board room, computer-compatible, available to rent by the hour, day, month, or longer at Clarendon House, Cornmarket Street. Catering and other services available. Contact Julian Cooper, tel.: Oxford 304000, fax: 304001.

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 now supply our range of personally-built to your own specifications K Tec computers. We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel.: Oxford 461222, fax: 461333.

English tuition, proof-reading, copy- editing. English graduate (first class Honours) with TEFL qualification and publishing experience offers help with all aspects of written and spoken English to overseas academics and students. Advice given on essays, theses, and manuscripts, plus tuition in business and general English at all levels. Reasonable rates. References available. Contact Julie Highmore, tel.: Oxford 241059, e-mail: JPHighmore@aol.com.

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

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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.

Stepping Stones children's nursery (open 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m. Mon.–Fri. throughout the year) accepts children from 2–5 years (nursery grants for 4-year-olds). A delightful nursery situated 5 minutes from the city centre, offering a variety of pre-school activities (including music and French). Qualified infant teachers. Mrs A. Hamilton, tel.: Oxford 717139.

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Houses to Let

Superb, modern, architect-designed h ouse in North Oxford. Four bedrooms. Fully equipped; excellent c.h. On bus routes; 25 minutes' walk to town. Available Apr.–Aug. 1999. Tel.: Oxford 511825 (evenings or Sundays), e-mail: l.lyons@physics.ox.ac.uk.

Wantage: 3-bedroom semi-detached house with own garage and ample parking space, gas c.h., double- glazed windows throughout, lounge, dining-room, kitchen, 2 double and 1 single bedrooms, rear and front gardens. About 15 miles from Oxford centre. Suit couple/family. £550 p.c.m. Please call 0171 3782492 or 01892 823061, e-mail: zhuj@anz.com.

Three-bedroom, semi-detached, North Oxford family home. Two reception rooms, kitchen, ground-floor w.c., study/utility room, large bathroom, tastefully decorated and fully equipped, c.h. and open fires, south- facing enclosed garden, off-street parking. Available from Jan. 1999 at £750 p.c.m. (neg.) Tel.: Oxford 873936 (work) or 01235 537444 (evenings).

Central North Oxford, available Feb. 1999, £950 p.c.m. Superb furnished Victorian terrace, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, living-room, study, maple-fitted kitchen/diner, wooden floors, c.h., all mod. cons., garden, perfect location. E-mail: sandra.pyne@ibm.net for full details.

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.

Comfortable, semi-detached, family house, available 1 Jan. 1999. Fully furnished. Three bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, kitchen, bathroom, separate w.c., gas c.h., small garden front and rear, off-street parking; close to hospitals and cycle track/path across parks to to city centre. Good bus routes, easy access to ring road. No pets, no smoking. £650 p.c.m. plus bills and Council Tax. Tel.: Oxford 288134 (day), 249515 (evenings and weekends), e-mail: fiona.floate@regents.ox.ac.uk.

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Flats to Let

Very pleasant flat, 1 mile Oxford city centre. Double bedroom with en suiteshower, single bedroom, living/dining-room, newly-refurbished kitchen and bathroom. Furnished or unfurnished. suit professional couple or 2 professional sharers. Rent £700 p.c.m. Tel./fax: Oxford 512149, e-mail: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.

For long let (flexible) commencing 10 Jan. 1999. Spacious flat in Summertown, very quiet location, modern apartment block. Living-room; bathroom; good-sized study; fully-equipped kitchen with fridge-freezer, large oven/small oven, clothes washer, dishwasher, double drainer. Private hall, car port, entry phone, bicycle store, private laundry in building for residents, communal garden. First-floor apartment, looks south onto mature trees. Abundance of linen, duvets, crockery, dinner service, etc. Tel.: Oxford 516140.

Spacious Jericho flat: 2-bedrooms, 1 bathroom, living-room/kitchen. Centrally located. Fully furnished and equipped, with green views. No pets. Available 13 Dec. 1998–16 Jan. 1999. Rent £100 p.w. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 514597 and leave a message.

Summertown: two self-contained, furnished flats with gas c.h. in detached house in quiet cul-de-sac. Shared gardens; parking spaces. (1) Ground floor: 1 double bedroom; £400 p.c.m. plus bills. (2) First floor: 1 double bedroom, 1 single bedroom/study, £500 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford 556877 or 01482 466548 (answerphone), e-mail: d.v.bagchi@theol.hull.ac.uk.

Summertown—Woodstock Road. Modern, purpose-built, first-floor flat. Two double bedrooms, third single bedroom/dining/study-room. fully furnished, all mod. cons. Carpeted, double glazed. Crockery and linen provided if desired. Parking space, gardens all round. Suit academic visitors on long or shorter stays. Rent £895 p.m. (long stay); higher for shorter terms. Available now, tel.: Oxford 515301.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings, and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Two exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. (1) First-floor: double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) Grounf floor: 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchne, bathroom, Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, leafy, 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./fax: Oxford 557879, mobile: 0374 434489.

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. Smallest room £30 p.w., telephone, shower, c.h., all mod. cons. Available from 10 Jan., short stay up to 3 months. Located near Woodstock Road roundabout. Tel.: 511657.

Attractive double room in very modern, comfortable, 2-bedroom house. Gas c.h., double glazed, washing machine and drier. Small garden. Pleasant East Oxford location. Suit professional. Non-smokers please. £345 p.c.m. Contact Dave, tel.: Oxford 724189.

North Oxford , available Jan.–Mar. Single room plus own lounge available in spacious house. £350 p.c.m. inc. bills except phone; deposit required. Tel.: Oxford 510623.

Central London: London University professor seeks academic tenant to rent superb large 2- bedroom flat in sought-after area of Notting Hill. Available spring/summer 1999 to autumn 2000. Rent negotiable to right tenant. Tel.: 0171 272 9750.

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Accommodation Sought

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

Mallams Residential Letting is well placed to help with your letting and management requirements. Based in Summertown, we offer a professional service tailored to your individual requirements. If you are thinking of letting your property, please call us. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

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.

Visiting Franco-German academic couple (non-smokers), with 1 son (8), seeks furnished accommodation in quiet neighbourhood, preferably a house, in Oxford/Abingdon area, mid-Mar.–Sept. 1999. contact Prof. H. Gustav Klaus, Frielinger Str. 17, D-28215 Bremen, tel.: 0049 421 3761497, fax: 0049 381 4982594.

Academic married couple from Denmark, non- smoking, no pets, no children, is looking for an apartment/small house in Oxford from 1 Jan. 1999. Lont term rent preferred. Please tel.: 01223 301 324, e-mail: cw243@newton.cam.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

Visiting fellow at St Antony's College seeks 3-bedroom house/apartment from Apr.–June 1999, for himself, his wife, and 2 children (12, 9), if possible in exchange for apartment in Berlin (proximity Free Univ., 20 minutes Humboldt Univ.). Maximum rent £800. Please reply to Werner Shiffauer, tel.: +49 30 843 09 546, fax: +49 335 5534 645, e-mail: schiffauer@euv-frankfurt-o.de.

Wanted: house or flat in Oxford, preferably with room for 2 separate studies as well as living-room, bathroom, kitchen, and at least some of the usual amenities. Required Sept. 1998–Mar. 1999, possibly June 1999. Or exchange for house in La Jolla (San Diego): large living-room (piano) family/dining-room, kitchen, 4 bathrooms, 2 baths, large library, and separate study. All amenities inc. jacuzzi. Walking distance UCSD; less than 5 minutes by car to beach. Close to school, shopping. Exchange starting times flexible: any time after 1 July. Prefer at least to middle/end Mar. 1999, also possible to end June 1999. contact Tracy B. Strong, UCSD 0521, Political Science, La Jolla, CA 92093. Tel.: 619 453 7672, e-mail: tstrong@weber.ucsd.edu.

Canadian academic and spouse from Vancouver BC area seek accommodation in Oxford or vicinity for 3 months during period Apr.–Aug. 1999. House swap most desirable, rental considered. contact Michael Kenny, fax: 604 291 5799, e-mail: Michael_Kenny@sfu.ca.

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Holiday Lets

Luxury ski apartment to let in Val Thorens. Available for 1 week only, 30 Jan.–6 Feb. 1999. Very quiet location. Sleeps 4. £350. Contact Anna Fraser, tel.: Oxford 723305.

Oxford: lovely terrace house for holiday lets on new prestigious development, walking distance of Oxford centre, most colleges, Ashmolean, theatres, cinemas, restaurants, shops. Available 11 Dec.–2 Jen., and again from 16 Jan.–29 Jan; please enquire for other dates. Two bedrooms, 1 shower (en suite), family bathroom, beautifully-fitted kitchen, sitting- dining-room, downstairs cloakroom; small enclosed garden; parking. Tel.: Oxford 311124, fax: 311125, e-mail: Lynneward@hotmail.com.

Magnificent old farmhouse in mid-Devon available for long or short lets. Set in beautiful countryside with easy access to Dartmoor, Exmoor and the coast. Log fires, antiques, piano, large garden. Pets and children welcome, sleeps eight. £30 per night (£35 in peak seasons). Tel.: Oxford 278908, e-mail: jude.douglass@dial.pipex.com.

Tuscany: small traditional farmhouse in olive groves overlooking unspoilt valley and Siena (20 minutes). Sleeps 5; simply but comfortably equipped; cleaning and linen included; small pool, idyllic surroundings. Car essential. Tel.: 0171 607 0117, e-mail: nmann@sas.ac.uk.

Dordogne Valley. Stone-built house in an acre of garden in Lostanges, a small hamlet in the eastern part of the Dordogne Valley, with a 270-degree view across a fabulous valley from a large elevated terrace. Swimming, lake club, tennis, and golf nearby. Great walking, cycling, and charming villages everywhere. Sleeps 8-10 people. Available from £200–£550 p.w. Peter Whitehead, tel.: 01295 670320 for more details and brochure with photos.

Comfortable Victorian stone villa in 3/4- acre garden; many original furnishings. Three sitting- rooms, 5 bedrooms, large games-room; sleeps 9+. Coal/log fires, electric storage heaters. Good walking, cycling; magnificent sea and mountain views. Adjacent well-stocked licensed shop; excellent sea-food pub half-hour by car and ferry. Lismore is accesiebl by car-ferry from Oban and passenger-ferry from Port Appin. Available Oct. onwards, inc. Christmas/New Year. £200–£350 p.w., inc. electricity and fuel. For brochure/booking, tel.: 0141 339 5433 or 01631 760 251.

Tuscany: family-owned farm, former Machiavelli property, producing high-quality wine and cheese, offers farmhouses (sleeping up to 14) and apartments, and pool. Half hour central Florence. Tel./fax: 0039 055 824 9120, e-mail: pgklpoggio@FTBCC.it; Fattoria Corzano and Paterno.

Pantelleria: unspoilt island between Sicily and Tunisia. Traditional domed houses (dammusi) in peaceful seaside location. Available Apr.–Oct. Small (sleeps 6) from 3,000,000 lire p.m.; large (sleeps 9) from 3,800,000 lire p.m. (£1 = 2,700 lire approximately). Contact J. Johns, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD.

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House for Sale

Upper Wolvercote, Oxford. Sunny house in elevated position with garage and large pretty garden. Semi-detached with 3 bedrooms and small study. Upstairs bathroom and toilet; downstairs: spacious kitchen/dining- room, living-room, study, conservatory, toilet. Extremely convenient location on bus route; in village atmosphere close to both Port Meadow and city with its amenities. £162,500. Tel.: Oxford 451770.

 

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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 Staff Development ProgrammeWeb site.

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Friday 4 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Dealing with harassment' (day 1), 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR K. SZENT-GYORGYI: `Fieldworker among an Hungarian peasant nobility: uncovering old roots, discovering new identities' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of the fieldworker---"me" and others' "me" '), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with Matthew Mills (piano), perform works by Haydn and Shostakovitch, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5 (concessions £2.50) from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: tiles from east and west' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

 

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Saturday 5 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

MAISON FRANÇAISE meeting, 9 a.m.: journée d'étude franco-brittanique, `Slavery from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century' (continues tomorrow; tel. for details: (2)74220).

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Monday 7 December

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

CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES conference: `Brazil as an export economy', St Antony's, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m. (tel. for enquiries: 554026).

PROFESSOR PETER DONNELLY (Professor of Statistical Science): `Modelling genes' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 8 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Design in paintings', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PHYSICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 17 December (one ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Wednesday 9 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Introduction to strategic planning and management', 9 a.m. (see information above).

DR J. WHITELEY: `Ingres, Cockerell, and the English colony in Rome', Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5 p.m. (public lecture—admission free).

PROFESSOR JON STALLWORTHY reads from Singing School, a fragment of autobiography, and Rounding the Horn: Collected Poems, the Buttery, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

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Thursday 10 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Financial project planning and management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Friday 11 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introducing the Anglo- Saxons', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Sunday 13 December

CONCERT: `On tour with Coryate and the Gonzaga Band'—early music for sackbuts and cornetts (with narration by Nicholas Clapton), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 from the Bate Collection, tel. (2)76139, or at the door; free pre- concert talk, 7.15 p.m.).

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Tuesday 15 December

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Approaches to lecturing: practice sessions', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to sculpture', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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Friday 18 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Piet de Jong's cartoons' (until 3 January).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass through the ages', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Tuesday 22 December

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 4 January).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `The painterly brush—oil sketches from the Ashmolean Museum' (until 21 March).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A Christmas tour', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Thursday 24 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 30 December).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION library closed (reopens 4 January).

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Tuesday 5 January

DR C. BROWN: `Van Dyck: a tale of three cities' (Ashmolean Museum New Year Lecture), Taylorian Lecture Theatre, 11 a.m. (free admission).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Nineteenth-century French drawings' (until 28 February).

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Wednesday 6 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar (residential course): `Mid-career review for academic staff', day 1 (see information above).

 

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Thursday 7 January

 

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar (residential course): `Mid-career review for academic staff', day 2 (see information above).

 

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Friday 8 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar (residential course): `Mid-career review for academic staff', day 3 (see information above).

 

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Sunday 17 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 18 January

DR J. WATSON: `From the double helix to the Human Genome Project' (Green College Lectures: `Genes'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 19 January

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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Wednesday 20 January

PROFESSOR R. LITTLEWOOD: `Extreme experiences and religious cognitions' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Religion, restitution, and agency: lectures in medicine and religious thought'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 21 January

PROFESSOR C. GAMBLE: `Early beginnings' (Linacre Lectures: `The peopling of Britain—the shaping of a human landscape'), Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.15 p.m.

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Friday 22 January

PROFESSOR T.C. SMOUT: `Use and delight: continuity and change in attitude to nature' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Use and delight: environmental history in Northern England since 1600'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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