3 December 1998 - No 4494



<p>Oxford University Gazette,<br /> Vol. 129, No. 4494: 3 December 1998<br /></p>

Oxford University Gazette

3 December 1998



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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 3 December 1998: University<br /> Acts<br />

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.




<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 3 December 1998: University<br /> Agenda<br />

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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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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 3 December 1998: Notices<br />

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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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 3 December 1998: Lectures<br />

Lectures


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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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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 3 December 1998: Grants and Funding<br />

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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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 3 December 1998: Examinations and Boards<br />

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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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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<br /> Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 4 December<br /> - 22 January

Diary


Contents of this section:

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

For the full list of courses, see the HREF="http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/training/">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. ( HREF="#seminars">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. ( HREF="#seminars">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. ( HREF="#seminars">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 ( HREF="#seminars">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 ( HREF="#seminars">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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