3 February 2000 - No 4537



<p>Oxford University Gazette,<br /> Vol. 130, No. 4537: 3 February 2000<br /></p>

Oxford University Gazette

3 February 2000



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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 3 February 2000: University Acts<br />

University Acts


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CONGREGATION 31 January


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 31
January.

Text of Special Resolution

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

MARTIN FARRALL, Keble College

VALERIE MARIE LECHENE, Wadham College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 31 January


1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 18
February.


Decree (1): Terms of reference of the IT
Committee

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the IT Committee,
extends the remit of that committee to give it power to make and
amend rules relating to IT use in the University, subject to approval
by Council. This follows the adoption by Council of the
recommendations of the IT Committee's Working Group on IT-related
Legal Issues. Until the new rules are approved by Council following
consultation with the Appointments Committee, the Staff Committee,
the Rules Committee, and OUSU, the rules published by Oxford
University Computing Services remain in force.

Text of Decree (1)

In Ch. II, Sect. II, § 5 (Statutes, 1997, p. 234),
insert new cl. 6 as follows, and renumber existing cll. 6-10 as cll.
7-11:

`6. The Committee shall make, amend, and publish rules, subject to
approval by Council, for the regulation and security of the use of
the University's IT facilities.'

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Decree (2): Establishment of M.Phil. in Modern European History

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Modern
History Board and with the concurrence of the General Board,
establishes a two-year course in Modern European History for the
degree of M.Phil. The course is intended to exploit the wealth of
expertise available in the Modern History Faculty to teach for the
course, enhance the visibility and coherence of this subject area,
and promote Oxford as a centre of excellence in this field.
Examination will be by extended essays and seminar presentations,
written papers, and a dissertation.

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

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p.
554, l. 8, after `Mathematics for Industry,' insert `Modern European
History,'.

2 Ibid., p. 555, delete l. 19, and substitute


`Economic and Social History )     
                             )           Modern History'.
 Modern European History     )

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 October
2000.

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Decree (3): Establishment of M.Sc. in Professional Development in
Education

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee for
Educational Studies and with the concurrence of the General Board,
establishes a course in Professional Development in Education for the
degree of M.Sc. This is intended to offer a qualification at a higher
academic level to those candidates seeking further professional
development who have already completed successfully the existing
Postgraduate Diploma in Educational Studies. It will be taken by
means of part-time study.

Associate changes in regulations are set out in `Examination and
Boards' below.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1999, p.
732, after 1. 4 insert:

`Professional Development in Education    Committee for Educational   
                                          Studies'.

2 Ibid., p. 1026, delete 1. 1 and substitute
`in Educational Studies, Educational Research Methodology, and
Professional Development in Education'.

3 Ibid., p. 1086, l. 34, after `Educational
Studies' insert `or Professional Development in Education'.

4 This decree shall be effective from 1 October
2000.

Key to Decree (3)

Cll. 1 and 2 insert Professional Development in Education into the
list of examinations for the degree of M.Sc.

Cl. 3 makes provision for the maximum number of fees payable.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

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

GUY HAMILTON GRANT, Brasenose College

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Farrall, M., MA, Keble

Grant, G.H., MA status, Brasenose

Lechene, V.M., MA, Wadham

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4 Dates of Full Term 2000--6

The dates for reckoning Full Term 2001--2 were fixed, and the dates
for reckoning Full Term 2005--6 were fixed provisionally. The dates
and provisional dates for Full Term 2000--6 are set out below.

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000

Sunday, 8 October                         Saturday, 2 December

HILARY TERM 2001

Sunday, 14 January                         Saturday, 10 March

TRINITY TERM 2001

Sunday, 22 April                           Saturday, 16 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001

Sunday, 7 October                          Saturday, 1 December

HILARY TERM 2002

Sunday, 13 January                         Saturday, 9 March

TRINITY TERM 2002

Sunday, 21 April                           Saturday, 15 June

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Provisional dates

MICHAELMAS TERM 2002

Sunday, 13 October                         Saturday, 7 December

HILARY TERM 2003

Sunday, 19 January                         Saturday, 15 March

TRINITY TERM 2003

Sunday, 27 April                           Saturday, 21 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2003

Sunday, 12 October                         Saturday, 6 December

HILARY TERM 2004

Sunday, 18 January                         Saturday, 13 March

TRINITY TERM 2004

Sunday, 25 April                           Saturday, 19 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2004

Sunday, 10 October                         Saturday, 4 December

HILARY TERM 2005

Sunday, 16 January                         Saturday, 12 March

TRINITY TERM 2005

Sunday, 24 April                           Saturday, 18 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2005

Sunday, 9 October                          Saturday, 3 December

HILARY TERM 2006

Sunday, 15 January                         Saturday, 11 March

TRINITY TERM 2006

Sunday, 23 April                           Saturday, 17 June

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5 Dates of Extended Terms 2000--2

It was agreed to publish the dates of extended terms for
2000--2 for Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and
Management, for Part II candidates in Chemistry, in Engineering (or
Materials), Economics, and Management, in Metallurgy and Science of
Materials, and in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and for MBA
candidates. These are set out below.

Part II candidates in Chemistry

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000

Thursday, 7 September                      Tuesday, 19 December

HILARY TERM 2001

Tuesday, 2 January                         Wednesday, 11 April

TRINITY TERM 2001

Monday, 23 April                           Saturday, 23 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001

Thursday, 6 September                      Tuesday, 18 December

HILARY TERM 2002

Tuesday, 1 January                         Wednesday, 27 March

TRINITY TERM 2002

Monday, 8 April                            Saturday, 22 June

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Part II candidates in Engineering, Economics, and Management

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000

Friday, 8 September                             Saturday, 9 December

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001

Friday, 7 September                             Saturday, 8 December 

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Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, in the
year in which the examination is taken

HILARY TERM 2001

Sunday, 14 January                              Saturday, 17 March

HILARY TERM 2002

Sunday, 13 January                              Saturday, 16 March 

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Part II candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000

Friday, 8 September                             Saturday, 9 December

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001

Friday, 7 September                             Saturday, 8 December 

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Part II candidates in Metallurgy and Science of Materials

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000

Friday, 8 September                             Saturday, 9 December

HILARY TERM 2001

Friday, 5 January                               Saturday, 7 April

TRINITY TERM 2001

Friday, 20 April                                Saturday, 23 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001

Friday, 7 September                             Saturday, 8 December

HILARY TERM 2002

Friday, 4 January                               Saturday, 23 March

TRINITY TERM 2002

Friday, 5 April                                 Saturday, 22 June 

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Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000

Friday, 15 September                            Saturday, 9 December

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001

Friday, 14 September                            Saturday, 8 December 

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MBA candidates

MICHAELMAS TERM 2000

Monday, 2 October                               Friday, 8 December

HILARY TERM 2001

Monday, 8 January                               Friday, 16 March

TRINITY TERM 2001

Monday, 16 April                                Friday, 22 June

LONG VACATION 2001


Monday, 10 September                            Friday, 21 September

MICHAELMAS TERM 2001

Monday, 1 October                               Friday, 7 December

HILARY TERM 2002

Monday, 7 January                               Friday, 15 March

TRINITY TERM 2002

Monday, 15 April                                 Friday, 21 June

LONG VACATION 2002

Monday, 9 September                             Friday, 20 September 

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6 Dates of Encaenia

It was determined that the Encaenia for 2002 should be held on
Wednesday, 19 June, and, provisionally, that the Encaenia for
2006 should be held on Wednesday, 21 June.

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL AND GENERAL BOARD OF THE
FACULTIES


Delegates of the University Press

Council and the General Board have appointed the following as
Delegates of the University Press for five years from 1 October
2000:

PROFESSOR T.C. CAVE, St John's

PROFESSOR A.S. GOUDIE, Hertford

PROFESSOR P.A. SLACK, Principal of Linacre, vice Sir Keith Thomas,
President of Corpus Christi

PROFESSOR O.P. TAPLIN, Magdalen

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

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

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 3 February 2000: University Agenda<br />

University Agenda


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CONGREGATION 7 February


Degree by Special Resolution

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

EDMUND JOHN CRAMPIN, Brasenose College

PEDRO GIL FERREIRA, Oriel College

STEPHEN GEORGE HAGUE, Linacre College

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CONGREGATION 8 February


Notice

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

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 3 February 2000: Notices<br />

Notices


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APPOINTMENT OF HEADS OF NEW ACADEMIC
DIVISIONS

The following have been appointed as the heads of the new academic divisions,
for five years from 1 October 2000 in each case, under the provisions of Ch.
II, Sect. VI, as amended by Decree (1) of 4 November 1999
(Gazette, p. 294).

Head of the Humanities Division: R.C.S. WALKER, B.PHIL., MA,
D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen College

Head of the Life and Environmental Sciences Division: PROFESSOR
P.C. NEWELL, MA, D.PHIL., D.SC., Vice-Master of St Peter's College

Head of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division:
PROFESSOR B. CANTOR, MA (PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of St Catherine's
College

Head of the Medical Sciences Division: K.A. FLEMING, MA, D.PHIL.
(MB, CH.B. Glasgow), Fellow of Green College

Head of the Social Sciences Division: D.A. HAY, MA, M.PHIL. (MA
Cambridge), Fellow of Jesus College

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COMPOSITION OF AN ELECTORAL BOARD

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


                                                 Appointed by

Professorship of Law

Mr Vice-Chancellor                               ex officio
The Principal of Lady Margaret Hall              ex officio
Professor C. Prendergast                         Council
Professor C. Britton                             General Board
Professor A.B.J. Viala                           General Board
Professor M. Bowie                               Modern Languages Board
Professor T.C. Cave                              Modern Languages Board
Dr J.H.M. Taylor                                 Modern Languages Board
Dr C. Davis                                      Lady Margaret Hall

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL

At its meeting held on 17 January, Hebdomadal Council adopted the following
statement:

`In order for the University to comply with the Sex Discrimination (Gender
Reassignment) Regulations 1999, which amended the Sex Discrimination Act 1975
with effect from 1 May 1999, Council has decided that from 1 May 1999, where
the words "sex" or "gender" are used in the University
of Oxford Equal Opportunity Policy and Code of Practice, the Code of Practice
relating to Harassment, or other policy documents relating to equal
opportunity in employment, they should be deemed to include gender
reassignment.'

The new regulations prohibit discrimination on grounds of gender
reassignment in employment and vocational training. Gender reassignment is
defined as `a process which is undertaken under medical supervision for the
purpose of reassigning a person's sex by changing physiological or other
characteristics of sex, and includes any part of such a process'.

The Department for Education and Employment has provided detailed
guidance on personnel practice in relation to the regulations, and university
circular PERS(00)04 contains detailed information for Heads of Department and
staff. Key points of guidance include avoiding discrimination in recruitment
and selection, dealing with cases of gender reassignment amongst existing
staff, and some rare exceptions to the requirement not to discriminate on
grounds of gender reassignment.

For further information or advice, the Equal Opportunities Officer can be
contacted at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70083, e-
mail: judith.secker@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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SPEAKING BY JUNIOR MEMBERS IN CONGREGATION

Mr Vice-Chancellor has, with the agreement of Council, approved the following
arrangements for junior members to speak in Congregation under the terms
of Ch. I, Sect x (Statutes, 1997, p. 208), which reads as follows:

`Any junior member as defined in Tit. XIV, Sect. iv, § 1, cl. 2, may speak
at a meeting of Congregation, if called upon to do so by the Chairman at the
Chairman's discretion, provided that the Chairman may at any time terminate
a debate on the floor of the House and proceed to the final speeches and the
taking of a vote.'

The Chairman of Congregation will normally expect to call upon nominated
representatives of the Oxford University Student Union if they wish to speak
in debate, and will normally expect to call upon junior members to speak only
from among those who have given advance notice of their wish to be called.
Should the Chairman consider that the number of junior members who have
given such notice is excessive, he or she will have to be selective in calling
upon them. The Chairman will try to ensure a balanced debate in relation to
the apparent spread and strength of views held by junior members. If
informed selection is to be possible it is desirable that when giving notice of
the wish to be called a junior member should indicate (a) whether
he or she intends to support or oppose the motion before the House,
(b) whether he or she would speak on behalf of any club, committee,
group, or association, (c) whether he or she is supported by other
junior members (up to twelve of whom might sign the notice).

If the number giving notice is small they will all be admitted to the floor
of the House although this does not ensure their being called. In other cases
some selection may be necessary at the stages of both admission and calling
of speakers. If there is to be time to tell applicants whether they will be
admitted notice will have to be received in good time. Junior members should
therefore send in such notice, in writing, to the Registrar to be received at
the University Offices not later than 10 a.m. on the Monday preceding the
debate in question. The name of any representative nominated by OUSU should
also be communicated to the Registrar, in writing, through the President by
that time. A notice will then be posted in the University Offices and on the
gate of the Clarendon Building not later than 10 a.m. on the morning of the
debate, indicating whether all applicants will be admitted to the floor of the
House or, if selection has had to take place, the names of those selected for
admission to the floor.

Junior members not admitted to the floor of the House will normally be
permitted to listen to the debate from the gallery. Junior members on the floor
of the House will be asked to remain in their places while a vote is being
taken.

Under Tit. XIV, Sect. iv, § 1, cl. 2, junior members are defined as
`those persons who, having been admitted to matriculation, are residing to
fulfil the requirements of any statute, decree, or regulation of the University
or reading for any degree, diploma, or certificate of the University and who
have not proceeded to membership of Convocation'. (Membership of Convocation
is normally obtained by taking the MA degree.)

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ISIS INNOVATION LIMITED

2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB

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

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

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

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

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

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

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS


Statistical Consulting Service

The Department of Statistics runs a consulting service available to members
of the University. The consulting officer is Dr Mario Cortina Borja, who may
be contacted at the department (telephone: Oxford (2)72597, fax: (2)72595, e-
mail: cortina@stats.ox.ac.uk).

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PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

The Pitt Rivers Museum is closed at present for building work, but will reopen
on 25 March. New opening hours will include Sunday afternoon. Contact the
museum, or visit its Web site for further details (telephone: Oxford (2)70927,
fax: (2)70943, Internet: http://www.prm.ox.ac.uk).

Forthcoming exhibition

Transformations: the art of recycling. Drawing on the museum's collections and
the work of contemporary artists and craft-makers, the exhibition explores
recycling as a universal activity that has been practised all over the world
and throughout history (25 March 2000–autumn 2001)

Open Monday–Saturday, 1–4.30 p.m., and Sunday, 2–4.30 p.m.
Admission free. Please check for special holiday arrangements at Christmas and
Easter.

THE BALFOUR GALLERIES (PITT RIVERS MUSEUM ANNEXE)

Exhibition now open

Ladakh: Himalayan photographs by Karl-Einar Löfqvist. An intimate record
of life in this arid, mountainous region, once part of Tibet, now incorporated
into India. The exhibition reveals the interplay between the sacred and the
secular in a community of Buddhists (until 15 April)

Forthcoming exhibition

Transpositions: the sound of recycling. What materials can be used to make
musical instruments: bicycle-spokes, umbrella-ribs, bottle-tops, and bullet-
cases? (25 March–mid-September)

The annexe, at 60 Banbury Road, is open Monday–Saturday, 1–4.30
p.m. Not open on Sunday. Admission is free.

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY


Ordnance Survey digital data available

Many Gazette readers will be familiar with the EDINA Digimap
service—a two-year trial which brought digital Ordnance Survey map data
for Great Britain, via a Web interface, direct to the PCs of members of the
University. This trial service was withdrawn on 20 December, making way for
a new national service, launched on 10 January. The University is one of
thirty-eight HEIs which have signed up for this new five-year agreement,
delivering five Ordnance Survey datasets to anyone currently teaching,
researching, or studying at the University. The datasets available are:

Strategi—a small-scale vector dataset containing road
and rail networks, water features, cities, towns and other settlements, woods
and land use and geographic names; national coverage; 1:250,000 scale.

Meridian—a medium-scale vector dataset containing a
comprehensive road network, main passenger railways and open stations,
county district and unitary authority boundaries, developed land use areas
and place names; national coverage; 1:50,000 scale.

LandForm PANORAMA—contours and digital terrain model
(DTM) vector data; national coverage; 1:50,000 scale.

Place Names Gazetteer—all the 258,000 names
and their national grid references appearing on 1:50,000 Landranger mapping.
Available from April 2000.

Land-Line.Plus—large-scale, comprehensive vector data
depicting an extensive range of both man-made and natural features ranging
from houses and factories, roads and rivers, to marshland and administrative
boundaries; 30 per cent of national coverage (the equivalent of around 70,000
highly-detailed maps); 1:1,250/1:2,500/1:10,000 scale.

It is expected that the range of map datasets that are available through
Digimap will increase over time.

A major upgrade to the service is envisaged for September, which will
facilitate the execution of a range of related, advanced tasks.

Digimap Download, available from January, is geared to meet the needs
of
GIS specialists. It will allow users to download map data for use, for example,
in GIS software on their own desktop, permitting: selection of data product to
download; data availability in NTF or DXF format (Land-Line.Plus in NTF only);
tiles to be downloaded selected by National Grid reference, OS sheet name,
place-name, or from a map.

Digimap Carto will be available from September 2000, and is geared to
meet the needs of those with competence in map making. It will permit users
to carry out a variety of cartographic tasks: produce a map at a
user-specified scale; combine data from different datasets in a single map;
print maps at sizes up to A0 size.

Digimap will allow users to produce the maps they need, switching on or
off any combination of map features at any scale of map. The resultant maps
can be saved in each user's `map chest' from whence they can be downloaded
or printed.

Those wishing to register to use Digimap should:

1. Download a Digimap personal registration form from
http://edina.ed.ac.uk/digimap/subscribe/register.html;

2. Acquire ATHENS authentication from OUCS by e-mailing
registration@oucs.ox.ac.uk, with `ATHENS personal account' in the subject line
The message should include your University barcode, and should state that
you wish to register for Digimap;

3. Hand in the completed Digimap registration documentation in the Map
Room on the first floor of the New Bodleian Library;

4. Await confirmation of registration from EDINA by e-mail.

Digimap publicity is available from the Bodleian Library Map Room.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 3 February 2000: Lectures<br />

Lectures


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GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE SEPTUAGINT

The Septuagint in light of the Qumran Scrolls

EUGENE ULRICH, John A. O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures,
University of Notre Dame, Indiana, will deliver the second series of
his Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the
Examination Schools. Each lecture will be followed by discussion.

23 Feb.: `Hebrew texts of the Psalter and the
Septuagint translation.'

24 Feb.: `The Septuagint translation of Daniel.'

25 Feb.: `The Septuagint translation of
Isaiah—version, not vision.'

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HUSSEY LECTURE ON THE CHURCH AND THE ARTS

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER WHITE, formerly Director of the Ashmolean
Museum, will deliver the Hussey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29
February, in the Ashmolean Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Peter Paul Rubens: an artist in the service of
religion.'

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NORTH LECTURE

DR MARINA KURKCHIYAN, North Fellow, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies
and Keble College, will deliver the North Lecture at 5 p.m. on
Thursday, 10 February, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will
be open to the public.

Convener: D.J. Galligan, BCL, MA, Professor of Socio-
Legal Studies and Director of the Centre.

Subject: `The illegitimacy of law in post-Communist
societies: an internal point of view.'

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NEWS INTERNATIONAL VISITING PROFESSOR OF
BROADCAST MEDIA

The illusion of information

PROFESSOR ROGER GRAEF will lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 February,
in Green College.

Subject: `Moveable feast: ethics in the media.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

Guest Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the
senior common room, the School of Geography.

Conveners: Professor Colin Clarke, Professor Gordon
Clark, Professor Andrew Goudie, and Dr Judith Tsouvalis.

DR D. DEMERITT, King's College, London

8 Feb.: `Conservation and the statistical enframing
of nature's limits in the Progressive-era United States: the
timber famine debates.'

PROFESSOR P. JONES, East Anglia

15 Feb.: `Global temperature over the last 150
years in the context of the millennium.'

DR R. GROVE-WHITE, Lancaster

22 Feb.: `Beneath the radar: environmentalism and
the emerging politics of knowledge.'

DR Y. RIANO, Berne

29 Feb.: `Approaching social space from the bottom-
up: self-help organisation and participatory research in the
barrios of Quito, Ecuador.'

DR M. CLARKE, Nottingham

7 Mar.: `Aeolian sedimentary records of quaternary
environmental change.'

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Southern Africa Seminar

DR R. GIBB, Plymouth, will give a seminar at 9.30 a.m. on Monday, 21
February, in the School of Geography.

Subject: `Regional implications for Southern Africa of a
free trade agreement with the European Union.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Plant Sciences

The following research talks will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in
the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Convener: H.G. Dickinson, MA, Sherardian Professor of
Botany.

DR J. PANNELL

3 Feb.
: `Persisting in a metapopulation: sex allocation and
the maintenance of genetic diversity.'

DR J. IRWIN, John Innes Centre

10 Feb.: `Using genetic modification in
Brassicas—science facts, not science fiction.'

DR R. SCOTT, Bath

17 Feb.: `The nature of sexuality and its utility
in Arabidopsis and other plants.'

DR V. DE LORENZO, Centro Nacional de Biotecnologia, Madrid

24 Feb.: `How Pseudomonas putida sense that there
is toluene out there: transcriptional regulation and co-
regulation of sigma-54 promoters of the TOL plasmid.'

DR M. FRICKER and N. WHITE

2 Mar.: `Opportunities offered by new and
established imaging technologies; multiphoton confocal
microscopy.' (Imagefest 1)

DR N. BATTEY, Reading

9 Mar.: `The regulation of flowering in space and
time.'

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ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Computing in literary studies

The following seminars will be held at 3 p.m. on Mondays in Lecture
Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

DR LEE

7 Feb.: `Hypertext: the death of the author?'

14 Feb.: `The digital library: the death of a scholar?'

MS WIKANDER


21 Feb.: `The afterlife of the book: editing for
the millennium.'

28 Feb.: `The afterlife of the author: text in the
electronic age.'

6 Mar.: `The afterlife of the scholar: the future
of literary research.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in
Seminar Room 2, the Mathematical Institute.

Convener: P.K. Maini, MA, D.Phil., Professor of
Mathematical Biology.

DR M. OWEN, Loughborough

4 Feb.: `The mechanics of lung tissue under high-
frequency ventilation.'

DR S. COOMBES, Loughborough

3 Mar.: `Cellular signalling: composing global
signals from elementary events.'

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Modelling spatiotemporal dynamics in interacting systems

This meeting, sponsored by the London Mathematical Society, will be
held at the Mathematical Institute on 31 March and 1 April.

Convener: P.K. Maini, MA, D.Phil., Professor of
Mathematical Biology.

Friday, 31 March

K. WEIJER, Dundee

2.05 p.m.: `Pattern formation in a biological
excitable medium: the morphogenesis of Dictyostelium.'

J. LEWIS, ICRF, London

2.55 p.m.: `Lateral inhibition, lateral induction,
and vector fields: nearest-neighbour interactions and cellular
patterning in the inner ear.'

S. PANFILOV, Utrecht

3.45 p.m.: `Spatiotemporal chaos in the heart.'

H. OTHMER, Minnesota

5 p.m.: To be announced.

Saturday, 1 April

R. TRAUB, Birmingham

9 a.m.: `High-frequency (>100 Hz) neuronal
oscillations generated by novel type of interaction between
neurons: axon–axon gap junctions.'

J. BRINDLEY, Leeds

9.50 a.m.: To be announced.

N. FERGUSON

11 a.m.: To be announced.

D. RAND, Warwick

11.50 a.m.: `Explaining T cell recognition: how to
obtain a timely, effective, and safe response from low-affinity
receptors.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

PROFESSOR MOSHE TAUBE, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will lecture
at 4 p.m. on Friday, 11 February, in the basement lecture room, the
Taylor Institution Annexe, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: C.M. MacRobert, MA, D.Phil., University
Lecturer in Russian Philology and Comparative Slavonic Philology.

Subject: `Was there a Jewish conspiracy to proselytise
the Principality of Muscovy as a solution to the Y7K problem?'

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Film-showing

BEN HOPKINS, formerly a student of Modern Languages (St John's,
1987–91), and now a successful film-maker, will introduce a
showing of his recent film Simon Magus and answer
questions, at 5 p.m. on Friday, 11 February, in the Auditorium,
Magdalen College. Simon Magus tells a story of fantasy,
romance, and earthy humour, set in a small German and Jewish
community in nineteenth-century Galicia. The cast includes Ian Holm
and Rutger Hauer. The film, which is not yet on general release, is
produced by Peter Jones (who produced The Usual
Suspects
) and will be distributed by FilmFour.

Convener: T.M. Kuhn, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in
Twentieth-century German Literature.

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on the days shown in
the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre. With the exception of the
seminar on Monday, 28 February, they will be held on Fridays.

Convener: D. Sherrington, MA, Wykeham Professor of
Physics.

DR I. KOGAN

4 Feb.: `Particles, strings, membrane,
universe.'

PROFESSOR P. RAMOND, Florida

18 Feb.: `What can neutrinos tell us?'

PROFESSOR G. WEST, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Santa Fe
Institute

28 Feb.: `The origin of universal scaling laws in
biology from molecules and cells to whales.'

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Department of Atmoic and Laser Physics

The following seminars will be held at 1.45 p.m. on Mondays in the
Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

S. CHOI

7 Feb.: `Towards the atom laser.'

DR K. TAYLOR, Belfast

14 Feb.: `Laser-driven helium.'

DR D. CASSETTARI, Innsbruck

21 Feb.: `Atom chips.'

DR D. LUCAS

28 Feb.: `A winter's tale of cold atoms and chilly
ions.'

DR S. MORGAN

6 Mar.: `Interaction effects in dilute gas
Bose–Einstein condensates.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Pharmacology and Anatomical Neuropharmacology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the
Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

DR R. MINCHIN, Western Australia

8 Feb.: `Regulation of the human NAT-1 gene.'

DR J.-M. PASQUET, Bordeaux

15 Feb.: `A novel pathway of calcium entry in
platelets.'

DR R. KATO

22 Feb.
: `Do opiods protect the ischaemic heart?'

PROFESSOR N. MCHALE, Belfast

29 Feb.: `Currents underlying spontaneous activity
in smooth muscle.'

DR N. EMPTAGE, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill,
London

7 Mar.: `One spine at a time: hippocampal synaptic
function explored by high resolution imaging of single
synapses.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR D.S. KING will give the Senior Research Seminar in American
Politics at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 9 February, in the Chester Room,
Nuffield College.

Convener: B.E. Shafer, MA, Mellon Professor of American
Government.

Subject: `Americanisation and the American idea at
home and abroad: contradictions or convergence?'

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Political and constitutional reform

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the
Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Dr Christopher
Lake, and Dr Stewart Wood.

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH

7 Feb.: `House of Lords reform prospects after
Wakeham.'

RT. HON. GERALD KAUFMAN, MP, Chairman, Select Committee on Culture,
Media, and Sport

14 Feb.: `Commons Select Committees under Blair.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

KATHRYN BAIRD will give a seminar at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 14
February, in Rewley House.

Conveners: M.R. Airs, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Conservation
and the Historic Environment, and G. Tyack, MA, M.Litt., Fellow of
Kellogg College and Director of the Stanford University Centre in
Oxford.

Subject: `Domestic wall-paintings of the sixteenth
and seventeenth centuries.'

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DELEGACY FOR MILITARY INSTRUCTION AND THE
ADMINISTRATORS OF THE HUDSON BEQUEST

PROFESSOR CARL BOYD, Louis I. Jaffe Professor of History, Old
Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on
Thursday, 10 February, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: R.J. O'Neill, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor
of the History of War.

Subject: `German–Japanese co-operation during the
Second World War.'

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BRASENOSE COLLEGE


Tanner Lectures in Human Values
1999–2000

Rhetorics of value

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY HILL will deliver the Tanner Lectures in Human
Values at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Taylor Institution.

Mon. 6 Mar.: `Intrinsic value: marginal
observations on a central question.'

Tue. 7 Mar.: `Poetry and value.'

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CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Collecting antiquities from Hadrian to the present day

This meeting will be held on Saturday, 26 February, 10 a.m.–6
p.m., in Corpus Christi College. Places are limited and booking is
essential. Booking forms are available from Robin Osborne, Corpus
Christi College (e-mail: robin.osborne@ccc.ox.ac.uk).

E. BOWIE: `Hadrian as collector.'

D. EKSERDJIAN: `Collecting and studying the antique
in the Renaissance.'

R. COOPER: `Collecting in Renaissance France.'

V. COLTMAN: `Sculpture collections and their
representation in late eighteenth-century England.'

D. WILLIAMS: `The Warren Cup and patterns of collecting
antiquities since the end of the nineteenth century in the
British Museum.'

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Bateson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR D. KARLIN, Department of English, University College,
London, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on
Wednesday, 16 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The figure of the singer.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE


Russian and East European Centre

Twentieth-century Russia: ideas, politics, and society

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the
Lecture Theatre, the New Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: D.R. Priestland, MA, University Lecturer (CUF)
in Modern History, and R.J. Service, MA, University Lecturer in
Modern Russian History.

A. LUUKKANEN

7 Feb.: `Russian and her Christianity.'

D. LIEVEN, LSE

14 Feb.: `Russia and her imperialism.'

DR SERVICE

21 Feb.: `Russia and her nationalism.'

G. SWAIN, West of England

28 Feb.: `Russia and her social-democracy.'

MR PRIESTLAND

6 Mar.: `Russia and her Communism.'

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SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Study-day: How to get on in politics

This study-day will be held on Saturday, 26 February, in Somerville
College.

Have you ever considered becoming more involved in politics? Do you
want to know what political activity really involves? What has drawn
Somervillians into politics? What are the highs and lows? A panel
including local councillors, members of Parliament and the House of
Lords, and those who work closely with politicians as researchers and
journalists, will discuss the realities of political life at all
levels.

For details of the programme, and to book, contact Liz Cooke,
Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70632, e-
mail: elizabeth.cooke@somerville.ox.ac.uk).

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SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL LANGUAGES
AND LITERATURE

PROFESSOR PETER DRONKE will lecture to an Open Meeting of the
Society, to be held at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 4 March, in Lecture Room
XXIII, Balliol College.

Subject: `Imagery of dance in early medieval Europe.'

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 3 February 2000: Grants and Funding<br />

Grants and Research Funding


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ARTS AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH BOARD


Leave Scheme 2000–1

The Arts and Humanities Research Board has announced details of
a new round of awards under its research leave scheme for
academic staff in the humanities. Awards are for either three or
four months, to be held during 2000 or 20001.

Applications should be submitted through the college (for CUF and
special non-CUF lecturers); or through the University (for other
university academic staff). However, approval for all
applications from academic staff holding joint appointments
must be obtained from the faculty board in question,
the General Board, and the college before they are forwarded to
the AHRB.

Application forms and further details about the scheme are
available on the AHRB Web site,
http://www.ahrb.ac.uk/guide/rlguide.html#Aims. The
academy's closing dates for the receipt of applications are 31
March and 31 October 2000.

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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 3 February 2000: Examinations and Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards


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CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all
examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1,
clauses 1–3, which require examiners in all university
examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman,
to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish
it in the University Gazette.

He desires that these appointments shall be notified to the
Clerk of the Schools who will inform the Vice-Chancellor and see
that notice of them is duly published in the University
Gazette
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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 2000

Honour Moderations

English: P.D. MACDONALD, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St
Hugh's

Geography: P.O. DALEY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Jesus
(address: School of Geography)

Honour Schools

Modern History and Economics: J.H. DAVIS, MA,
D.PHIL., Fellow of Queen's

Natural Science—Chemistry Part I: A.F. ORCHARD,
MA, Fellow of University (address: Inorganic Chemistry)

Philosophy and Modern Languages: W.J. MANDER,
B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Harris Manchester

Philosophy and Theology: P.F. SNOWDON, B.PHIL., MA,
Fellow of Exeter

Bachelor of Civil Law

J.C. MCCRUDDEN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lincoln

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Bachelor of Philosophy

Philosophy: J.J. CAMPBELL, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL.,
Fellow of New College

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Master of Philosophy

English Studies Courses I and II: M.R. GODDEN, MA,
Fellow of Pembroke

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Master of Studies

Applied Statistics: R.C. GRIFFITHS, MA, Fellow of
Lady Margaret Hall (address: Department of Statistics)

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M.Juris in European and Comparative Law

J.C. MCCRUDDEN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lincoln

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Diploma

Applied Statistics: R.C. GRIFFITHS, MA, Fellow of
Lady Margaret Hall (address: Department of Statistics)

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS


Accommodation for Lectures

Trinity Term 2000

The Chairman of the Curators of the Schools would be grateful if
Professors, Readers, and University Lecturers who wish to lecture
at the Schools in Trinity Term 2000 could inform the Clerk of the
Schools at the end of the present term. It is necessary to know
whether a room suitable for an audience of more than one hundred
persons is required; only the three large writingþschools will
accommodate more than that number.

Leave for the use of rooms for lectures will expire at the end
of the fourth week of Trinity Term.

Afternoon lectures should normally finish by 6 p.m.

Attention is drawn to the fact that overhead projection
equipment and 35-mm projectors are available. When these
facilities are required the Clerk of the Schools should be
notified in advance.

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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 February.


1 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

M.Phil. in Modern European History

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2002)

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 623, after l. 28 insert:

`Modern European History

(See also the general notice at the commencement of these regulations.)

The regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of
Modern History are as follows:

1. Candidates will be required to have a working (i.e.
good
reading) knowledge of at least one of the European Languages (apart from
English) relevant to the subject matter of their dissertation. Unless exempted
by the Course
Director, candidates will be tested in the language or languages they propose
to offer at the start of Trinity Term of their first year. If they have not
satisfied examiners in the Language Test by 1 August of their first year,
candidates may not proceed to the second year of their course.

2. Every candidate must follow for at least six terms a
course of instruction in Modern European History and must upon entering for
the examination produce from his/her society a certificate to this effect.

3. Syllabus

The examination shall comprise:

I., two extended essays of between 6,000–8,000 words, including footnotes;
in addition, written versions of two seminar papers—each between 2,500
and 3,000 words in length—from each optional course;

II., two examination papers on historical methodology;

III., a dissertation of up to 30,000 words.

I. Extended essays

Two extended essays, each chosen from a different one of the following
Optional Subjects:

1 Religion and politics in early modern Europe

2 Women, religion, and modernity

3 The Enlightenment 1720–99

4 Social unrest, emancipation, and nationalism: the
European
Revolutions of 1847–52

5 The clash of the Titans and the loss of European
supremacy between 1914 and 1920

6 Europe's mid-century crisis 1930–1950.

Candidates should make written application for the approval of their Optional
Subjects and essay topics, to reach the Course Director, M.Phil. in Modern
European History, Modern History Faculty Annexe, 45 Banbury Road, by noon
on Friday of Week 8 of Michaelmas Term of their first year in the case of the
first extended essay, and by noon on Friday of Week 4 of Trinity Term of the
first year in the case of the second extended essay. Two typewritten copies
of the first of the extended essays and of the two seminar papers from the
first Optional Paper must be sent to the Chairman of the Examiners for the
M.Phil. in Modern European History, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination
Schools, High Street, Oxford, by noon on Friday of Week 5 of Hilary Term in
the candidate's first year; and two typewritten copies of the second extended
essay and of the two seminar papers from the second Optional Paper must be
sent to the Chairman of Examiners at the same address by noon on Monday of
Week 9 of Trinity
Term in the candidate's first year.

Teaching may not be available for all the Optional Subjects each year, and
restrictions may be imposed on the combination of
Optional Subjects that may be taken in a particular year. The definitive list
of which Optional Subjects will be available for examination in Hilary Term,
and which will be available for examination in Trinity Term, will be published
in September prior to the commencement of the course.

II. Historical Methodology Papers

Two three hour written examination papers on historical methodology: `Source
criticism', to be examined in Trinity Term of the candidate's first year; and
`Historical controversies', to be examined in Trinity term of the candidate's
second year.

III. Dissertation

A dissertation of not more than 30,000 words, including footnotes and
appendices but excluding bibliography, on a topic approved by the candidate's
supervisor and the Course Director of the M.Phil. in Modern European History.
Candidates should make written application for the approval of the topic of
their dissertation to reach the Course Director, M.Phil. in Modern European
History, Modern History Faculty Annexe, 45 Banbury Road, by noon on Monday
of Week 7 of the Trinity Term of their first year. The dissertation must be
delivered not later than noon on the Monday of the eighth week of the Trinity
Full Term in the candidate's second year to the Clerk of the Schools, High
Street, Oxford. Dissertations submitted must not exceed the permitted length.
If they do the examiners will reduce the marks awarded. The presentation and
footnotes should comply with the requirements specified in the Regulations of
the General Board for the degrees of M.Litt. and D.Phil. and follow the
Conventions for the presentation of dissertations and theses of the Faculty of
Modern History.

Each dissertation must include a short abstract which concisely summarises its
scope and principal arguments, in about 300 words.
Candidates must submit by the specified date two copies of their dissertation.

These must be securely and firmly bound in either hard or soft covers. One
copy of an M.Phil. dissertation which is approved by the examiners must be
deposited in the Bodleian Library. This final copy should incorporate any
corrections or amendments which the examiners may have requested. It must
be hard bound, in a dark colour, and lettered on the spine with the
candidate's name and initials, the degree, and the year of submission.

4. Candidates must present themselves for an oral
examination if required to do so by the examiners.

5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates
who
have performed with special merit in all parts of the examination.

6. A candidate who fails the examination will be permitted
to
retake the examination on one further occasion only, not later than one year
after the initial attempt. A candidate whose dissertation has been of
satisfactory standard will not be required to resubmit the dissertation. A
candidate who has reached a satisfactory standard on the written examination
papers will not be required to
retake those papers. A candidate who has reached a satisfactory standard on
both the extended essays and seminar papers will not be required to retake
these.'

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2 Committee for Educational Studies

M.Sc. in Professional Development in Education

With effect from 1 October 2000 (for first examination in 2001)

In Examination Decrees, 1999, p. 783, after l. 23, insert
`Professional Development in Education.

Regulations

1. Candidates may only be admitted to the course if they
have successfully completed the course leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in
Educational Studies from Oxford University.

2. Every candidate must follow for at least three and at
most
nine terms a part-time course of instruction in Professional Development in
Education.

3. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the
examiners
in the following.
Satisfactory attendance at the appropriate classroom-based courses.

Two written assignments, one on each of the two modules, chosen from those
listed in the schedule. Each assignment should not exceed 4,000 words. All
assignments must be typed or printed. Assignment 1 should be submitted no
later than 5 p.m. on the Friday of week 1 of Hilary Full Term and Assignment
2 no later than 5 p.m. on the Friday of week 1 of Trinity Full Term.

A dissertation of not more than 25,000 words (including appendices, endnotes,
and a bibliography), on a subject selected by the candidate and supervisor,
which must be closely related to the candidate's programme of study for the
PGDES. The subject selected by the candidate and supervisor must be
approved on behalf of the Committee for Educational Studies by the Tutor for
Higher Degrees.

4. Two typed or printed copies of the dissertation must
be
delivered to the M.Sc. Examiners, c/o Department of Educational Studies, 15
Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY, no later than noon on the last Friday in
September of the year in which the written assignments are presented.
Candidates wishing to submit dissertations later than the last Friday in
September of the year in which the written assignments are presented must
obtain the approval of the Committee for Educational Studies by the last day
of the preceding Trinity Full Term; such approval will only be granted in
exceptional circumstances. One bound copy of the dissertation of each
candidate who passes the examination shall be retained by the department for
deposit in the departmental library.

5. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence
in
the whole examination.

6. The M.Sc. in Professional Development in Education, if
successfully completed, subsumes a candidate's previously completed diploma
course.

7. Each candidate may, with the approval of the Committee
for Educational Studies, resubmit one written assignment (and one only)
undertaken whilst registered for the M.Sc. if the original assignment is
deemed unsatisfactory.

This will normally be resubmitted by noon on the last
Friday in September of the year in which the written
assignments are presented.

8. Each candidate may, with the approval of the Committee
for Educational Studies, resubmit their dissertation undertaken whilst
registered for the M.Sc. if the original dissertation is deemed unsatisfactory.
This shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.

9. The candidate may also be examined orally. The oral
examination may be on the candidate's dissertation, on the written
assignments, or both.

Schedule

The Effective School

Topics will include:

A study of the development of the Effective Schools literature.

The links of this literature with the Schools' Improvement Movement.

The value of the findings of this literature to practitioners.

Criticisms of this literature.

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Classroom Teaching and Learning

Topics will include:

How do children learn? Philosophical, psychological, and sociological
perspectives on the processes of children's learning. Classrooms as contexts
for learning.

Learning different kinds of knowledge. Concepts, subject-specific skills,
generic skills, values; problems of learning in specific areas of different
subjects; students' alternative understandings, misconceptions, and errors.
How do teachers teach? Different theoretical and research perspectives on
classroom teaching processes; the nature of classroom and subject-specific
discourse; teachers' craft knowledge and students' learning strategies; class
teaching for individual learning; the assessment of learning.

Educational Leadership and Management

Topics will include:

A theoretical understanding of the nature of organisations—structure,
climate, functions—and its application in educational establishments.

The organisation, management, and development of schools and colleges as
professionally staffed establishments.

An introduction to theories and practice of leadership and management in
educational establishments.

The development of effective teams as professional and management groups.

A consideration of appropriate issues in collective and individual accountability
including processes of professional review and development at personal, group,
and
institutional level.

Theoretical and practical applications of theories of innovation and
organisational renewal.

Consideration of issues, experience, developments, and the implications of
site-based prescriptions in the management of `effective' schools.

Professional Learning and Development

Topics will include:

Pre-service Teacher Education: Student teachers' professional learning;
problems of initial teacher education;
distinctive contributions of schools and universities; skills and strategies of
mentoring; managing school-based teacher education; reflective practice and
initial teacher education.

In-service Teacher Education: (i) Induction into teaching:
socialisation into schools; strategies to support beginning teachers; findings
from research in induction; developing strategies to support beginning
teachers. (ii) Teachers' continuing professional development: critical reflective
practice; working with colleagues; teachers' investigations of their own
classrooms; development and sharing of knowledge about teaching and
learning; effects of mentoring on mentors' teaching development.

Strategies and Skills for School and Classroom Research

Topics will include:

Strategies: Types of research questions about schools and classrooms.
Strategie appropriate to the questions: surveys; experiments; ethnographies;
case study; action research.

Data gathering and analysis: Observation; systematic and paticipant
observation.

Talking with teachers and students. Diaries and written records. Classroom
and school artefacts. School statistics. Quantitative and qualitative analysis of
data.

Issues in classroom and school research: Impact of the
researcher; research and theory; research or evaluation; demonstrating
validity; demonstrating reliability.'

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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

E. KOTSOPOULOU, Linacre: `The unusual HIV-1 codon bias as a tool for
anti-HIV strategies'.

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Friday, 3 March,
2 p.m.


Examiners: W.S. James, P. Eagles.

M. PERDIKOULIS, Green College: `Studies on the modular organisation of human
properdin and CIq of the complement pathway'.

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Monday, 7 February, 1 p.m.


Examiners: K.J. Nolan, J.E. Volanakis.

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Clinical Medicine

J.K. KAROW, Linacre: `A study of the Bloom's syndrome protein'.

Institute of Molecular Medicine, Friday, 4 February, 2 p.m.


Examiners: D.R. Higgs, J. Thacker.

K.K. WING LAU, Linacre: `Vascular targeting of anti-cancer gene therapy'.

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Friday, 24 March,
2 p.m.


Examiners: G.G. Brownlee, D. Chaplin.

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English Language and Literature

J. WOOD, Pembroke: `Audience and narrative adaptation in the saints' lives of
the Katherine group'.

Christ Church, Saturday, 5 February, 2 p.m.


Examiners: R.F.S. Hamer, E.N. Millett.

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Literae Humaniores

A. BARKE, Corpus Christi: `The closure of knowledge in context'.

Somerville, Monday, 21 February, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: J. Logue, C.J. Hookway.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

A.N. HARDWICK, Jesus: `Practices of resistance in Beckett's French prose:
Comment C'est and beyond'.

Lady Margaret Hall, Wednesday, 29 March, 2 p.m.


Examiners: C.J. Davis, L.J. Hill.

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Modern History

R.A.V. FOX, Wolfson: `The Rifle Brigade, imperial garrisons, and Canadian
society, 1861–70'.

All Souls, Tuesday, 8 February, 10.30 a.m.


Examiners: R.J. O'Neill, P. Buckner.

B. NOVICK, Merton: `Ireland's revolutionary war? Nationalist propaganda, the
Great War, and the construction of Irish identity'.

Merton, Wednesday, 9 February, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: P.J. Waller, C. Townshend.

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Oriental Studies

H. CROSBY, St Peter's: `Studies in the medieval Pali literature of Sri Lanka
with special reference to the esoteric
Yogavacara tradition'.

Examination Schools, Saturday, 11 March, 2 p.m.


Examiners: O. Von HinŸber, C. Hallisey.

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Physical Sciences

W. PERCIVAL, Linacre: `Cosmological structure formation and its link to quasar
evolution'.

Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, Friday, 4 February, 11 a.m.


Examiners: S.G. Rawlings, R. Bower.

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Physiological Sciences

J. NANGLA, Hertford: `The study of neurogenesis in the
rodent Telencephalon'.

University Laboratory of Physiology, Friday, 11 February,
2 p.m.


Examiners: A.J. King, J. Parnavelas.

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Social Studies

Z. VALLEJO, St Antony's: `Role of the state in the promotion of printing and
publishing exports in Colombia: 1967–90'.

St Peter's, Monday, 7 February, 2 p.m.


Examiners: G.P. Williams, R.O. Jenkins.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF
SCIENCE

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

Physiological Sciences

W.J.C. VAN NIEKERK, Trinity: `The structure and differentiation of normal and
synostosed human cranial structures'.

Institute of Molecular Medicine, Monday, 28 February,
2 p.m.


Examiners: A.O.M. Wilkie, M.C. Meikle.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF
STUDIES IN LEGAL RESEARCH

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

Law

L. PETERSON, Linacre: `The role of the media and the public's right to
receive information under the European Convention on Human Rights, with a
comparison to Canada'.

Exeter, Tuesday, 15 February, 2 p.m.


Examiners: S.D. Fredman, S. Verhulst.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 3 February 2000: Colleges<br />

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


Contents of this section:

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OBITUARIES


Christ Church

OLIVER DUANE ODYSSEUS GOGARTY, MA, 25 December 1999; commoner
1925–8. Aged 92.

CHRISTOPHER THOMAS SAUNDERS, CMG, 13 January 2000; commoner
1926–9. Aged 92.

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St Edmund Hall

KENNETH HARDACRE, MA, 3 January 2000; exhibitioner 1939–42. Aged 79.

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Trinity College

PETER ANTHONY MARTIN MALCOLM, August 1999; commoner 1929. Aged 88.

PETER THOMAS ALLEN, 23 December 1996; commoner 1938. Aged 76.

FRANCIS JAMES HERBERT HASKELL, MA, FBA, 18 January 2000; Chevalier de
la Légion d'Honneur; Professor of the History of Art 1967–95,
Professor Emeritus 1995–2000; Fellow 1967–95, Honorary Fellow
1995–2000. Aged 71.

EVAN DAVID BRYNMOR POWELL, 24 May 1999; scholar 1945. Aged 71.

CYRILLE ARGENTI, 21 November 1994; commoner 1936. Aged 76.

PETER DEREK MARRIAN, 15 December 1999; commoner 1936. Aged 83.

ROGER WILFRED TOMKINSON, 5 January 2000; commoner 1934. Aged 83.

MICHAEL BURTON OGLE, 21 December 1999; scholar 1948. Aged 69.

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ELECTIONS


Christ Church

To a Fowler Hamilton Visiting Research Fellowship (from 1 January
2000):

NORMAN JONES, Professor of History

To a Dr Lee Visiting Research Fellowship (from 1 January 2000):

PIERRE RAMOND, Professor of Physics

To a Lecturership in Economics (HT 2000):

ANDREW FARLOW, BA, M.PHIL.

ANNE VANDENABEELE, MA

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Corpus Christi College

To an Official Fellowship and Tutorship in Law (with effect from 1 October
2000):

ELIZABETH CHARLOTTE FISHER (D.PHIL. New South Wales), Lecturer
in Law, University of Southampton

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St Hilda's College

To McIlrath Research Fellowships (with immediate effect):

CAIT ELIZABETH MACPHEE (B.SC., PH.D. Melbourne)

KIMBERLEY A. WATSON, D.PHIL. (B.SC., M.SC., Queen's University, Ontario)

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PRIZE


Magdalen College

Matthew Taylor Prize:

PHILIP ANDREW ROBERTS

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 3 February 2000: Advertisements<br />

Advertisements


Contents of this section:



How to advertise in the
Gazette


Terms and conditions
of acceptance of advertisements

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Bodleian Shop

Find bargains, many at half price, in our grand sale which
goes on until the end of February. Shopping is more comfortable during these
winter months when the shop is relatively uncongested. Please note our winter
opening hours: Mon.—Fri., 9 a.m.—5 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m.—12.30 p.m.
(from April, we stay open until 6 p.m. each weekday until the end of the
year).


Do you have a problem with your weight?

If you would like to take part in an Oxford University study
of three psychological treatments for weight management please ring Marianne
O'Connor on Oxford 226443. To be eligible you must be: significantly
overweight; female, aged between 20 and 59 years; available for 11 months
treatment. Certain medical illnesses and treatments (and pregnancy) may make
you ineligible.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

`The Oxford Dodo' bone china mugs newly commissioned by
this museum are now on sale (£5; £5.50 boxed), as are CD's (£10)
of baroque music played by the EUBO and launched at their recent recital
here. To coincide with the BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition (30
Jan.–5 Mar.), portfolios (£2), the full range of related postcards (35p,
12 for £3.50) and greetings cards (£1.25) will be stocked. Open daily
12 noon–5 p.m.; admission free. Telephone orders, Oxford 272961.

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Tuition Offered

Vidocq Languages,French Writing Skills Day, Sat., 11 Mar.,
2000. Oxford area. Suitable for adults at all levels. Ring Joan Bishop on 01993
778518 for further details of this intensive one day course.

Crime-writing course in the south of France, 21–7 May,
with Sarah Dunant and Gillian Slovo. Full board and tuition at La Maison
Verte, a large nineteenth-century mansion with a 2-acre garden and pool,
between Montpellier and Carcassonne. £330 shared accommodation,
£350 for single room. Tel.: 003 34 67 24 88 52, e-mail:
nicole.russell@wanadoo.fr, Web site: http://www.lamaisonverte.co.uk.

OXACTS. Oxford Tutorial School of Acting for children (from
7-14 years), the Jericho St. Barnabas Community Centre, 33a Canal St., Oxford
OX2 6BQ. Classes in voice production, movement and drama. Sats., 3–6 p.m.
Information, interviews, auditions, tel./fax: Oxford 792965.

Year 2K, why not lose weight, improve fitness, feel better?
Personal fitness training and lifestyle management, with Paul Hornsby, one of
the UK's most experienced fitness trainers. Having worked as a trainer for 14
years Paul has got what it takes to make you make a difference to the way
you look and feel. For more information tel.: Oxford 773021, 07715 5842982 or
email: pjh_personaltraining@yahoo.com.

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Services Offered

Software Training: I can offer training and help with many
Windows applications (Windows 95, word for Windows, email, etc), one-to-one
or in small groups. If you are struggling to get started, or want to get the
best possible use from your PC resources, contact me and we can see where
I can help with filling in knowledge gaps, suggesting short cuts, and turning
software use into an enjoyable and meaningful activity. Janet Caldwell, Oxford
Software Training, 23 Squitchey Lane, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 511566, email:
Janet.Caldwell@Virgin.Net.

Town and Country Trees, arboricultural contractors. Tree
surgery, felling, planting, hedges, orchard and shrub pruning, stump removal.
Fully qualified, fully insured. Tel.: 01869 351540, or 01993 811115.

Personal computer consultants, offering 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 also
supply our range of personally built, to your specification, KTec computers.
We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a
quality service, matched with competitive prices, tel.: Chris Lewis on Oxford
461222, fax: 461333, email: info@kristontec.co.uk.

trong>Aromatherapy treatments and workshops by Tisserand
graduate in Oxford city. A treatment will enhance your health and help deal
with stress. Telephone Sue Colclough on Oxford 244146. Forthcoming workshops
include `Aromatherapy for pampering and pleasure' on Sat. 12 Feb., 10
a.m.–12 noon; and `Aromatherapy for relaxation and stress release', Mon.
28 Feb., 6–8 p.m. Please telephone Mill Court Clinical Centre, Oxford
484157, to book a place - £7 per session.

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in
Oxford. Also 24 -hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access,
and mail forwarding worldwide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying,
mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury
Rd., Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

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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.

Do you need a nanny? All Counties Nannies, qualified and
experienced staff. Full and part-time, permanent and temporary. Newborn,
toddlers, school age. Our aim is to provide the best possible care for your
family. Tel.: Lynda on 01235 524462, mobile: 0402 068165.

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Situations Vacant

Homework tutor required for 14-year-old boy, preferably
with knowledge of Dutch, and ideally also some knowledge of Italian and Latin.
City centre. Mon.–Fri., 5–6.30 p.m. except school holidays. Payment
£50 p.w. Start immediately. Tel.: Oxford (2)79370 (6–10 p.m.), or email:
dgh@operamail.com.

Applications are sought for the post of director of an Oxford
based charity established in 1971 which requires expansion. The work may
involve writing, public speaking, radio and TV work, and general supervision
of research into the causes and effects of family breakdown. The post
requires someone who seeks a commitment to a worthwhile and important cause
at a moderate salary. Please call Valerie Riches, Family Education Trust, tel.:
Oxford 514408 eves. and at weekends.

Computer prgrammist and graphic designer required for
Grasmere Publications (advertisements and organisation), to develop two
websites–global and intranet. Some literary skills required (in English);
some ability in Russian useful. £10 per hour. When applying, state date
and place of birth. Email: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk, fax (24 hours): Oxford 516452.

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Houses to Let

North Oxford house available from 28 Mar. 2000 for one year
or less. Walk to colleges, train station, and bus station, near Port Meadow,
c.h., recently re-decorated, desks, filing cabinets, several large closets,
secluded garden, 2 1/2 bathrooms. washing machine, drier, telephone, linen,
dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. Two bedrooms, £950
p.m.; 3 bedrooms, £1250 p.m (inc. bedsit with separate entrance). Tel.: J.
Mackrell (eves.), Oxford 775567, or Canada: A.Gaston, 613 745 1368, fax. 613 745
0299. Email: Tony.Gaston@EC.GC.CA or Gaston@cyberus.ca.

Charming cottage, 12 miles north west of Oxford in a quiet
corner of village. Beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, g.c.h.,
country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled
garden, garage, double bedroom, spare bedroom/study. Available from mid-
April. Tel.: Oxford 284225.

Moreton in Marsh. 27 miles Oxford, 35 minutes by train.
Elegant Cotswolds stone town house. Sleeps 5. All mod. cons., garden. Available
end Jan. £520 p.c.m. Please tel.: 01608 810549.

Central South Oxford. Completely renovated, attractively
furnished 3-storey Victorian terrace house with garden. Ten minute walk from
city centre, 5 minute walk from river, 2 minute walk from Hinksey Park. Two
double bedrooms, 1 single (with bed plus cot), 2 bathrooms, double reception
room with stripped pine floor, large modern kitchen with French windows
overlooking garden. Gas c.h., fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine,
tumble-drier, 2 TV's. Available 13 Apr.–1 May. £250 p.w. inc. of all
utilities except phone calls. Tel.: Oxford (2)78465 (Mon., Wed., Fri.), or email:
tanya.tsikas@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Central Oxford, Rewley Park. Newly built 2-bedroom terrace
house, within easy walk of the University and city centre. Situated in a quiet
cul-de-sac close by train station. Small garden, with patio. Fully carpeted,
furnished and equipped to a high standard, allocated parking. Available now
either for 6 month minimum at £795 p.c.m. exc. council tax and water
rates, or short let at £865 p.c.m. inc. Apply Dr Josephine Reynell, 70
Southmoor Rd., Oxford OX2 6RB. Tel.: Oxford 516615, fax: Oxford 516616, email:
macdonaldreynell@netscapeonline.co.uk.

East Oxford. Four bedroom, 2 reception, Victorian house.
£1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: Nick on Oxford 725735.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home and
investment. With our 27 years' experience we assure you of a high level of
service from dedicated and professional letting and management teams. Many
of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are still reaping
the benefits of our high standards of property management. If you would like
details of our services contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road,
Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:
oxford@finders.co.uk, Internet: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Wheatley village(within easy access of Oxford, on main bus
route and close to park and ride). Two double bedrooms, 2 single, 3
receptions, 1 bathroom, 1 shower room. Piano, cellar, south facing garden, c.h.,
2 garages. Recently redecorated. £1,000 p.c.m (negotiable). References
required. Tel.: 01243 528654.

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, email:
info@qbman.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Fully furnished flat near Oxford in 18th-c. house, centrally
located in Woodstock. Two bedrooms, large sitting room, dining room, kitchen,
and bathroom. Telephone, c.h., washer/drier etc. Available 16 Apr. 2000.
£600 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811488.

North Parade, charming, fully furnished 1-bedroom flat in
the heart of North Oxford. Available early Jan. £600 p.m. Tel.: Oxford
513816 weekdays.

Murray Court, Banbury Rd, Oxford. Very spacious (200 sq
yds.), quiet, first floor flat. Three double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 ensuite).
Fully furnished to high standard, gas c.h., garage, garden. Within short
walking distance Science Area, University Parks and city centre. Non-smokers
only. Available 1 Jan. 2000. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: Brooks Property
Management, Oxford 728597, fax: 794606.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes walk from city centre, all
main University buildings, and parks, and very close to the river. Available
for short/long let. Exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely
quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential
Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. First-floor flat available from
11 March, large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom;
ground-floor available from 1 June, 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room,
kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking and secluded garden. Tel./fax: Oxford
552400.

Butler Close, central Oxford. Two-bedroom, first floor flat.
£675 p.m. Apply: Carter Jonas, 269 Banbury Rd., Summertown. Tel.: Oxford
511444.

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Accommodation Offered

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

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

Littlemore: one single, one double room in quiet, comfortable
home - 3 bus services to city centre; c.h.; non-smoking; use of kitchen;
bathroom/shower; utility room. £250 and £290 p.c.m.—inc. all bills
except telephone. Mon.–Fri. (pro rata) arrangement considered. Tel.:
Oxford 717250 (h), 01491 833293 (w).

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Accommodation Sought

We are careful and considerate females searching for a long-
term let in East Oxford. A 3–4 bedroom house with at least 1 reception
room would be ideal. We are n/s young professionals with no pets, children,
or live-in partners. References and deposit available. Please contact Hannah
on Oxford 723410, email: kennerh@oup.co.uk, or Becky, email:
becky.hitch@lefevre.co.uk.

Visiting MIT academic and family looking for 3 or more
bedroom, furnished house to let in the Oxfordshire area during Summer 2000
(period flexible). Contact Dr. Spencer Pitcher, USA, tel.: 617 253 8667, fax: 617
253 0627, email: csp@psfc.mit.edu.

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

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 email us: info@qbman.co.uk.
Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at:
http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.

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Accommodation Exchange

Professor, wife and 3 children (girl age 12, boys aged 9, 14)
would like to live in Oxford for about 4 weeks between mid-July and mid-
August. Would exchange their 4 bedroom house in Boston for residence in
Oxford. Central location in residential neighbourhood, 20 mins. from Boston
museums and Cambridge (Harvard and MIT). One hour from beaches on Cape
Cod, and from lakes, and mountains in New Hampshire. Contact Stephen Pope,
tel.: 001 617 552 3892; email: stephen.pope.1@bc.edu.

Academic couple seek accommodation in or near Cambridge
Massachusettes from October 2000 for 1 year, and offer in exchange a four
hundred year old beamed cottage in rural village, 5 miles from Oxford city
centre. Full modernised, 2-bedroom with c.h. and open fireplace. Excellent
location for Oxford University and John Radcliffe Hospital. Contact: Dr J.
Knight +44 (0) 1865 287671, email: julian@well.ox.ac.uk.
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Holiday Lets

Holidays in Brittany, for those in search of peace,
tranquillity, uncrowded roads, safe, clean beaches, cycling, walking, riding,
and high class restaurants at low cost prices, Maison Selecte offer a range of
charming properties in the Cote d'Armor area of Brittany. Choose from, one
bedroom country cottages to 4-bedroom farmhouses. For further details, and
brochure, tel.: Maison Selecte Properties 00 33 2 96 84 86 50, fax: 00 33 2 96
84 85 19, e-mail: maisonprop@aol.com, or write to Le Bourg Tremeur 22250,
Brittany, France.

France. Beautiful old farmhouse high above the Sorgue valley
in the Languedoc/Aveyron hills. Easy drives to the Gorges du Tarn, Millau,
Montpellier, Albi. Enormous stone-flagged living area with mezzanine.
Magnificent kitchen. Huge beams and fireplace. Five bedrooms (sleeping up to
11), utility room, barn. Orchard garden with hammocks, stunning views, river
bathing. Excellent restaurants. Completely unspoilt area. Not available August.
£250—£450 per week. Tel.: Oxford 244619.

Self-catering accommodation 5 minutes walk to city centre.
We have 4-bedroom self-contained flats to let from July to Sept., fully
equipped kitchens for groups or families. Close to shops, restaurants and
buses. A 24-hour lodge with CCTV. Pleasant gardens in tranquil surroundings.
Use of the adjacent sports ground. Washing machines on site. Free off-road
parking. For rates tel./fax Oxford 725364.

Country lovers retreat, children and dogs welcome. Beautiful
barn conversion into 2 cottages with panoramic views over secluded valley.
Small mixed organic farm with rare breed animals. Owls, herons, buzzards,
otters, exclusive fishing on farm as well as salmon fishing on River Taw
nearby. Painting and drawing holidays, Tarka trail, RHS Rosemoor, beautiful
North Devon coastline not far. For brochure tel.: 01769 520263. Short breaks
available.

Luxury accommodation in mid-Wales between Hay on Wye and
Builth Wells. Barn conversion completed late 1999. Sleeps 8, full c.h., and fully
equipped kitchen. Ideal location for hill walking, trout fishing, birdwatching,
and pony trekking. For rates tel.: Oxford 864372, after 6.30 p.m.

French country house, 45 mins SE of Bordeaux. Simple, but
well equipped, flexible, accommodation suits 2 to 12, or more. 5km from village
with basic shops, weekly market, tennis court. Choice of market towns 15-20
mins. Sea 1 hour away. £500 p.w. July and August. £350 other times.
Tel.: 01235 751633.

Italy, Umbria. `Casa Colonica' on its own road in hills 5 miles
N.E. of Assisi, in National Park, superb views, wild life, kitchen, dining/sitting
room, 2 double bedrooms, large bathroom, car essential; Lombardia, Lake Como,
in village house, closely overlooking lake, 25 minutes from Como city. One
double bedroom, sitting/dining room, kitchenette, bathroom, open terrace. For
either let, £300 p.w., £550 fortnight. Tel.: Oxford 768775.

Tuscany. Family-owned Wine Estate, producing highly
recognised wines, olive oil and cheese, offers ancient farmhouse and
apartments, accommodating 2 up to 12 plus. Pool, secluded rural setting, half
hour central Florence. Tel./fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, email: pgklpoggio@ftbcc.it.
`Fattoria Corzano and Paterno'.

Traditional Andalusian house in mountain village. Sleeps 6.
Immaculate and newly furnished, spacious with large roof terrace overlooking
orange groves and hills. Dishwasher, washing machine. Sea 25 minutes.
Granada 20 minutes. Sierra Nevada peaks 40 minutes. Summer and Easter
£380 per week, otherwise £260 per week – both incl. linen and
cleaner. Tel.: Oxford 515778.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno,
superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished
surroundings. Elevated, vine-covered, sitting area with brick
barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to
long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and
around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round.
£280 p.w., £1000 p.m. All linen, electricty and cleaning inc. Tel./fax:
Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, email: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

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<br /> Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 4 February<br /> - 15 February

Diary


Contents of this section:

Academic Staff
Development Programme 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 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: sculpture ancient and
modern', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1
p.m.)

DR L. MARTINEZ: `Death and women in a Japanese village' (Ethnicity and
Identity Seminar: `Death'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11
a.m.

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Observing teaching', 2 p.m.
(see information above).

SIR KEITH THOMAS: `Wealth and possessions' (Ford's Lectures in British
History: `The ends of life: roads to human fulfilment in early modern
England'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS HYTNER (Cameron Mackintosh Professor): `An anti-
hauteur view of directing' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture
Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

LORD DAHRENDORF: `Democracy beyond the nation-state' (St Antony's College
Jubilee Lecture Series), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 5 February

B. D'ASCOLI: solo piano recital of works by Debussy, Liszt, and Chopin,
Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. (tickets
£10/£7.50 from Oxford Playhouse, tel. 798600; information from
(2)76821).

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Sunday 6 February

THE REVD DR FRASER WATTS preaches a Sermon on Religion and Science (first
in series, by different preachers), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

MICHAEL PALIN: `Hemingway adventure' (special benefit performance for the
Pitt Rivers Museum and the Oxford Playhouse), Oxford Playhouse, 7.30 p.m.
(tickets £14.50/£12.50 from the Playhouse Box Office: 798600).

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS, with Rachel Elliott (soprano), perform songs and
arias by Purcell and Hasse, with a selection of French cantatas, in the chapel,
New College, 8.15 p.m. (tickets £7/£5 from the Oxford Playhouse or
at the door).

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Monday 7 February

G. BARRETT: `How can unintended pregnancy be measured? Implications of
findings from qualitative interviews' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars),
basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11
a.m.

DR M. RHODES: `Births, bedpans, and bugs: professional education for
midwives' (seminar series: `Understanding twentieth-century health-care
through oral history'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2 p.m.

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH: `House of Lords reform prospects after
Wakeham' (seminar series: `Political and Constitutional Reform'), Summer
Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

A. BENNETT: `Food and forests: will they be compatible in the next millennium?'
(Green College Lectures: `Food for the next millennium: implications for the
environment', Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, Shostakovitch, and
Brahms, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from the Oxford
Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

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Tuesday 8 February

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: Hilary Term meeting of
Higher Education Reading Group, 12.30 p.m. (see details above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `From viol to virginal', 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
£1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR P. FRENCH: `Fluorescence lifetime imaging for biomedicine and
microscopy' (Graduate Interdisciplinary Lectures: `Seeing things in a new
light—laser applications in science and technology', Lindemann Lecture
Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.15 p.m.

A. CHESTER: `Prophecy: true or false?' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies:
`Future hope and present reality'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR J. GARNETT: `The nineteenth century' (Lecture series to celebrate the start
of a new millennium: `The history of Christianity—how we got to where we
are now'), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. OKSANEN: `Authorship, communities, and intellectual property rights:
insights for the protection of biodiversity?' (Oxford Centre for the
Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Main Building,
Mansfield, 5 p.m.

DR N. ALLEN: `An Indo-European comparativist looks at the Buddha's
biography' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions: `Comparative
approaches in the study of religions'), Blue Boar Seminar Room, Christ Church,
5 p.m.

V. DIMIER: `Trading places: resettling colonial administrators in the French
prefectoral corps' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison
Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROGER GRAEF: `Moveable feast: ethics in the media' (lecture series
`The illusion of information'), Green College, 6 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR ROGER PENROSE: `Quantum mechanics: is there a limit to its
validity?' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Physics at the boundaries'), the Hall,
Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

M. BENT, J. Craig-McFeely, and A. Wathey: `The Digital Image Archive of
Medieval Music (DIAMM)' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Music Faculty, 5.15
p.m.

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Wednesday 9 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk (Miss Katharine Eustace): `The Gino Severini
Exhibition', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9
a.m.–1 p.m.)

DR M. GIBNEY: `Political perspectives on forced migration' (Refugee Studies
Centre seminars: `Perspectives on forced migration'), Library Wing Seminar
Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P.W. EVANS: `Dreams and day-dreams in Belle de Jour'
(Luis Buñuel Centenary Lecture), 47 Wellington Square, 5 p.m.

L. JEFFERSON: `Charge and discharge: medieval financial terminology in the
accounts of the Mercers' Company' (Oxford English Dictionary
Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

DR C. GOSDEN: `White Horse Hill and prehistory on the Ridgeway' (Friends of
the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture; donation of £2 requested from visitors),
Pitt Rivers Research Building, 64 Banbury Road, 6 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Haydn, Janácek, and
Brahms, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from the Oxford
Playhouse Box Office or at the door).

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Thursday 10 February

L. IBNLFASSI: `The virgin, the whore, the witch, and the saint: the Journey
of Womanhood in the narrative of Ben Jelloun' (Centre for Cross-Cultural
Research on Women seminars: `Cross-border narratives—between North and
West Africa'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. HEWISON: ` "Nobody might have taken the trouble to look":
Ruskin and the stones of Venice' (Slade Lectures: `Ruskin today'), Lecture
Hall, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR THOMAS MICHEL: `The divine word and scripture in Islam and Christianity'
(Martin D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `Paul of Antioch and Ibn Taymiyya: the
modern relevance of a medieval polemic'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M. KURKCHIYAN: `The illegitimacy of law in post-Communist societies: an
internal point of view' (North Lecture; open to the public), Schools, 5 p.m.
J. RANCIÈRE: `Politics and police' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15
p.m.

PROFESSOR H. GIRADET: `Cities, people, planet' (Linacre Lectures:
`Consciousness of connections: global environments in the new millennium'),
Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

G. GRUNBERG and S. Hazareesingh: `Le socialisme français face au 21e
siècle' (debate), Maison Française, 8 p.m.

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Friday 11 February

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with Edith Coakley, viola, perform Mozart's
Quintet in C major, K.515, and John Woolrich's The Death of King
Renaud
, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£2.50 from the
Oxford Playhouse or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Ceramics: reflections on Islamic lustreware',
1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

DR J. WALDREN: `Death in Majorca; sharing eternity with "the Other" '
(Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Death'), Institute of Social and Cultural
Anthropology, 11 a.m.

SIR KEITH THOMAS: `Honour and reputation' (Ford's Lectures in British
History: `The ends of life: roads to human fulfilment in early modern
England'), Schools, 5 p.m.

BARONESS KENNEDY: `Reaching the parts beyond formal diplomacy' (St Antony's
College Jubilee Lecture Series), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 12 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Gino Severini—from Futurism to
Classicism', 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (Cost of attendance £18. Booking essential:
tel. (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

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Sunday 13 February

THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR KEITH WARD preaches a Sermon on Religion and
Science (second in series, by different preachers), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 14 February

R. BARBER: `Looking after children: child public health' (Fertility and
Reproduction Seminars), basement Seminar Room, Institute of Social and
Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

RT. HON. GERALD KAUFMAN, MP: `Commons Select Committees under Blair'
(seminar series: `Political and Constitutional Reform'), Summer Common Room,
Magdalen, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 15 February

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Negotiation and dealing
with conflict', 9 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Yesterday's Valentines', 1.15 p.m. (Cost:
£1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR D. GREENHALGH: `Optical diagnostics in gas flow and combustion'
(Graduate Interdisciplinary Lectures: `Seeing things in a new light—laser
applications in science and technology', Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon
Laboratory, 4.15 p.m.

A. CHESTER: `Land and nation' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Future
hope and present reality'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. HASTINGS: `The twentieth century' (Lecture series to celebrate
the start of a new millennium: `The history of Christianity—how we got to
where we are now'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D.L.T. ANDERSON: `Physics of climate' (Wolfson College Lectures:
`Physics at the boundaries'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

J. MEADOWCROFT: `Implementing sustainability in high-consumption societies'
(Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council
Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

R. GILDEA: ` "Ici commence la France libre"? Ironies of the Liberation,
1944–5' (Seminar in Modern French History and Politics), Maison
Française, 5 p.m.

D. MAGETTI: `La littérature de langue française en Suisse'
(French Language-World Literature Seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

K. RUSSMAN: `The United States's policy of incorporating music performance
in its psychological warfare strategy during the Cold War and its
consequences' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

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