5 December 1996 - No 4420

Oxford University Gazette

5 December 1996



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University Acts

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CONGREGATION 2 December

Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13), the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 2 December.

Text of Special Resolution

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

SUZANNAH ELAINE CLARK, Merton College

HELEN WENDA SMALL, Pembroke College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 20 December.

Explanatory note

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared carried, without holding the meeting of Congregation on 3 December, Statute (2), renaming the University Museum as the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, and Statute (3), changing the legislation governing intellectual property generated within the University, which were promulgated on 19 November (see below). Council has accordingly made the following decrees, which give effect to consequential changes.

Decree (1): Renaming of University Museum

See Decree annexed to Statute (2) under Congregation 19 November, in Gazette31 October 1996.

Decree (2): Administration of University's Intellectual Property Policy

See Decree annexed to Statute (3) under Congregation 19 November, in Gazette31 October 1996.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. vi, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 345) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

MICHAEL ROBERT BYERS, Jesus College

JANE ALISON HURST, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

CAMERON JOHN KEPERT, Christ Church

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Byers, M.R., MA status, Jesus
Clark, S.E., MA, Merton
Hurst, J.A., MA status, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine
Kepert, C.J., MA status, Christ Church
Rowlands, G.R., MA, Exeter
Small, H.W., MA, Pembroke
Stepan, E.N., MA, Somerville

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CONGREGATION 3 December

Declaration of approval of unopposed Statutes promulgated on 19 November

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice- Chancellor declared the Statutes (1) concerning elections in Congregation, (2) changing the name of the University Museum, and (3) concerning intellectual property generated within the University approved.

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations, to come into effect on 20 December, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 9 December

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 9 December, unless by that time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1995, p. 13) 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:

PAUL BARTON RAINEY, MA status, Pembroke College

MICHAEL PATRICK ROWE, Nuffield College

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CONGREGATION 21 January 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any opposition to the preamble of the following statute, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 13 January (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

Promulgation of Statute

Statute: Composition of the Visitatorial Board

Explanatory note

Council has reviewed the present composition of the Visitatorial Board. Council is of the view that the board as at present constituted, comprising a chairman appointed by the High Steward, the Proctors and Assessor, four members appointed by Council, and four members appointed by Congregation, is undesirably large. Council believes that a much smaller board, consisting of the chairman and four other members, the four being drawn by lot from a panel of twelve, would be more satisfactory, and it notes moreover that the present quorum is only five. With the concurrence of the present Proctors, ex officio membership of the board for the Proctors would cease, given that the likely prior involvement by the Proctors in cases coming before the board would in any event render them ineligible to serve.

It is proposed that all twelve members of the panel should be appointed by Congregation. Council would thus relinquish any powers in relation to the constitution of the board; however, in order to provide an opportunity for the consideration of the balance of the panel, bearing in mind for example the desirability of ensuring that both sexes are represented on it, it is proposed that Council, as well as individual members of Congregation, should be entitled to put forward nominations for appointments to the panel for Congregation's consideration. This arrangement would obviate the need which not infrequently arises in the case of elections by Congregation for the appointments to be made, in the absence of any Congregation nomination, by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors: in future all members would derive their authority, whether given tacitly or by vote, directly from Congregation itself.

The details of the arrangements are set out in the decree, below, which Council proposes to make if the statute is approved. It will be seen that the decree (in the proposed new cl. 3) is designed to ensure as far as possible that any board hearing a case will include at least one member of either sex. The new cl. 4 provides that the chairman and at least three other members must each attend all the meetings at which a case is considered, failing which a new board must be constituted, comprising the chairman and four new members drawn from the panel, to consider the case de novo.

WHEREAS it is expedient to change the composition of the Visitatorial Board, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, clauses 1–5 being subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. VIII, Sect. I (Statutes, 1995, p. 51), delete cl. 1 and substitute:

`1. The Visitatorial Board shall be composed of:

(1) a chairman appointed by or on behalf of the High Steward in accordance with the provisions of clause 2 below;

(2)–(5) four persons (who shall be members of the University of the Degree of Master of Arts at the least, of not less than ten years' standing as Masters of Arts) selected from a panel of twelve persons elected by Congregation under arrangements which shall be prescribed from time to time by Council by decree.'

2 Ibid., delete cl. 3 and renumber existing cll. 4–12 (pp. 51–2) as cll. 3–11.

3 Ibid., cl. 4 (as renumbered), delete `clauses 8 to 19' and substitute `clauses 7–17'.

4 Ibid., cl. 10 (p. 52, as renumbered), delete `clause 7' and substitute `clause 6'.

5 Ibid., delete cl. 13 (p. 53) and renumber existing cll. 14–19 (pp. 53–4) as cll. 12–17.

6 In Tit. II, Sect. IX, cl. 4 (p. 15), delete `Elections' and substitute `Save as is provided otherwise by statute or decree, elections'.

7 This statute shall be effective from the date on which it is approved by Her Majesty in Council, provided that the periods of office of the first members of the panel of twelve persons elected by Congregation shall be so phased as to ensure a regular subsequent annual rotation of elections.

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Key to Statute

Cl. 1 changes the composition of the Visitatorial Board.

Cll. 2–5 delete provision for a quorum for meetings of the Board, which will in future be made by decree.

Cl. 6 inserts in the statute governing elections in Congregation generally a cross-reference to the special arrangements for the nomination by Council of candidates for election to the Board.

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Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 In Ch. XI, Sect. II, title (Statutes, 1995, p. 695, as amended by Decree (1) of 25 July 1996, Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 1426), delete `Title' and substitute `Titles VIII and'.

2 Ibid., § 1, delete cl. 1 and substitute:

`1. The Visitatorial Board (hereinafter called the board) shall be constituted in accordance with Tit. VIII, Sect. I, cll. 1 and 3. The members of the panel of twelve persons elected by Congregation shall

(a) hold office for four years, except such as shall be elected to fill casual vacancies who shall hold office only for the unexpired portion of the periods for which their predecessors were elected;

(b) be capable of re-election;

(c) be elected under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. IX, provided always that, notwithstanding the provisions of clause 4 of that Section, candidates may be nominated by Council as well as by two members of Congregation.'

3 Ibid., insert new cll. 3–5 as follows and renumber existing cll. 3–26 as cll. 6–29:

`3. Whenever a case is referred to the board by the Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar (or a person appointed by the Registrar to act on his or her behalf) shall select by lot four persons from all such members of the panel of twelve persons elected by Congregation as are not ineligible to serve under the provisions of Tit. XVI, cl. 16 (or, in the event that the case is referred to the board under the provisions of Title VIII only, as would have been ineligible if Tit. XVI, cl. 16 had applied), and the four persons so selected shall serve as members of the board for the duration of its consideration of that case; provided always that if the selection by lot of the first three of such members results in all three of those members being persons of the same sex as the Chairman, and if the eligible members of the panel then remaining include a person or persons of the other sex, that person or a person selected by lot from amongst those persons (whichever shall be applicable) shall serve as the fourth member of the board. If any of the four members of the board so selected for the consideration of a case is unable to serve, a further person shall be selected by the same procedure to replace the member who is unable to serve. Once the board has begun to consider a case, the members of the board selected for the consideration of that case shall remain members of the board for the duration of such consideration whether or not their period of office as a member of the panel has expired in the interim.

4. The proceedings of the board in respect of any case referred to it shall be valid only if the Chairman and at least three other members have each attended all of the meetings at which that case was considered, and any member who has been unable to attend any such meeting shall cease to be a member for the further consideration of the same case. If, through the unavailability of the Chairman or other members, the board is unable to comply with the provisions of this clause, the board shall thereupon be dissolved and a new board shall be constituted under the provisions of clause 1 above for the purpose of considering the case de novo; provided that no person, other than the Chairman, who has served on a board previously constituted to consider that case shall be eligible to serve on any further board constituted to consider that case.

5. In the event of equality of voting, the Chairman shall have a second or casting vote.'

4 This decree shall be effective from the date on which Statute (...) approved by Congregation on ... is approved by Her Majesty in Council.

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Notices

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RESEARCH LABORATORY OF ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The General Board has appointed R.E.M. HEDGES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross College and Professor of Archaeology, as deputy for M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Fellow of Linacre College and Edward Hall Professor of Archaeological Science, for Hilary and Trinity Terms 1997, during which Professor Tite has been granted sabbatical leave.

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GEORGE EASTMAN VISITING PROFESSORSHIP

The Electors have recently agreed that JOHN LEWIS GADDIS (BA, MA, PH.D. Texas), Professor of History, Ohio University (Robert Lovett Professor in the Department of History, Yale University, from 1997–8), who was elected to the professorship for the academic year 1998–9, may defer his tenure of the professorship to 2000–1.

An announcement will be made in due course regarding 1998–9.

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JOHN LOCKE PRIZE IN MENTAL PHILOSOPHY 1996

The Prize has been awarded to GREVILLE HEALEY, New College.

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BEIT PRIZE 1995–6

The Prize has been awarded to MS ASHRUFA FARUQEE, St Antony's College.

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ROLLESTON MEMORIAL PRIZE 1995–6

The Prize has not been awarded.

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REVIEW OF LAW

As part of its regular rolling review of departments and faculties, the General Board has established a committee to review the Law Faculty. The terms of reference are as follows:

(a) to consider the provision and quality of teaching and quality of research in the faculty, and the balance between teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels on the one hand and research on the other, having regard to international standards of excellence;

(b) to consider the content, balance, and method of examination of the syllabus, bearing in mind the relationship with the professions;

(c) to review the organisational and management structures and facilities in the faculty, including such matters as academic staff planning and recruitment; accommodation and future space needs; the facilities of the Bodleian Law Library; the relationship between the faculty and associated centres and institutes; the faculty's own fund-raising initiative and its relationship with the Development Office; and

(d) to make recommendations, bearing in mind the likely measure of available resources.

The membership of the review committee is as follows: Dr J.S. Rowett (Chairman), Brasenose College; Mr J. Eekelaar, Pembroke College; Professor J. Beatson, University of Cambridge; Professor R. Cranston, London School of Economics; Professor D. Feldman, University of Birmingham; the Rt. Hon. the Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, Lord President of the Court of Session and Lord Justice- General.

Individuals are invited to comment on matters which they consider should be addressed by the review committee. A paper setting out the issues which the committee has identified as ones that it should seek to address is available on request from the secretary, Ms J.A. Nix, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70144), to whom comments should be sent, by Wednesday, 8 January, if possible. The committee will continue to meet in the course of Hilary Term 1997 and later comments will also be considered.

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INAUGURAL LECTURE

Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations

PROFESSOR S.N. MACFARLANE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The role of the United Nations in contemporary world politics: the pursuit of the possible.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Special Faculty Lecture

T. GARTON ASH will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 January, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Trials, purges, and history lessons: treating the Communist past in Germany and the new democracies of Central Europe.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: J. Foreman-Peck, MA, University Lecturer in Economic History, T. Leunig, MA, D.Phil., Nuffield College Prize Research Fellow, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

PROFESSOR W.D. RUBINSTEIN, University of Wales at Aberystwyth
22 Jan: `The Weber thesis and British entrepreneurship.'

D. SUNDERLAND Wolfson College
29 Jan: `Principals and agents: the Crown Agents 1870–1914.'

DR N. ZAHIDIEH, Edinburgh
5 Feb: `Credit, risk, and reputation in seventeenth- century colonial trade.'

PROFESSOR K. BRULAND, Oslo
12 Feb: `Skills, learning, and the international diffusion of technology: a perspective on Scandinavian industrialisation.'

PROFESSOR S. CHAPMAN, Nottingham
19 Feb: `Marks and Spencer and the British clothing industry, 1926–96.'

DR I. KRAUSMAN BEN-AMOS, Ben Gurion University
26 Feb: `Gifts and favours: informal support in early modern England.'

DR J. ARMSTRONG, Thames Valley University
5 Mar.: `The coaster versus the railway in Britain 1850–1914.'

PROFESSOR M. TURNER, Hull
12 Mar.: `Lingering survival: ancient tenures in nineteenth-century English agriculture with initial reference to Oxbridge college lands.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Astrophysics Colloquia: postponement of meeting

The meeting which was to have been held on Tuesday, 3 December, with DR J. LASALA as speaker, will now be held on Tuesday, 10 December (at 4.15 p.m. in the Nuclear and Astrophysics Lecture Theatre).

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INTERDEPARTMENTAL GRADUATE LECTURES IN SCIENCE

The new microscopies—from molecules to man

The following lectures will be given at 12 noon on Thursdays and Fridays in the Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Convener: G.A.D. Briggs, MA, Reader in Materials Science.


Week 1: the renaissance in optical microscopy

DR DAVID SHOTTON, Lecturer in Zoology.

23 Jan.: `Seeing the invisible.'
24 Jan.: `Seeing molecules.'


Week 2: acoustic microscopy

DR OLEG KOLOSOV, EPSRC Advanced Fellow.

30 Jan.: `Seeing in the darkness.'
31 Jan.: `Beyond the wavelength limits.'


Week 3: electron microscopy

DR AMANDA PETFORD-LONG, Royal Society University Research Fellow.

6 Feb.: `Using electrons to see atoms.'
7 Feb.: `Watching atoms move.'


Week 4: the Atom Probe Field Ion Microscope

DR ALFRED CEREZO, Lecturer in Materials.

13 Feb.: `Using atoms to see atoms.'
14 Feb.: `An atomic-scale body scanner for metals.'


Week 5: scanning tunnelling microscopy

DR ANDREW BRIGGS, Reader in Materials Science.

20 Feb.: `Studying atoms and bonds on surfaces.'
21 Feb.: `Observing and manipulating molecules.'


Week 6: biomolecular scanning probe microscopy

DR SAUL TENDLER, Reader in Biophysical Chemistry, Nottingham University.

27 Feb.: `Biomolecules under the microscope.'
28 Feb.: `Probing biomolecular interactions.'


Week 7: scanning electrochemical microscopy

PROFESSOR ALLEN HILL, Professor of Bioinorganic Chemistry.

6 Mar.: `Studying modified electrodes by scanning probe microscopy.'

Magnetic resonance imaging

DR PETER STYLES, Acting Unit Director, MRC Biochemical and Clinical Magnetic Resonance Unit.

7 Mar.: `MRI—a tool kit for imaging structure, physiology, and biochemistry.'


Week 8: imaging thought

DR PAUL MATTHEWS, Clinical Research Reader in Neurology.

13 Mar.: `Monitoring local changes in the brain.'
14 Mar.: `Changes in brain state during cognitive processes.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

More thoughts on the Constitution: lectures to mark the fiftieth anniversary of L.S. Amery's Chichele Lectures `Thoughts on the Constitution'

THE RT. HON. LORD BELOFF, Emeritus Fellow, will deliver the following lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

6 Feb.: `Amery and the Constitution—what is new today?'

13 Feb.: `The nature of the United Kingdom and the challenge of "devolution".'

20 Feb.: `Britain in the European Union—can the Constitution survive?'

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LINACRE COLLEGE

Linacre Lectures 1996–7

Culture and environment

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Linacre College acknowledges the generosity of Riche Monde (Bangkok) Ltd. in making the current lecture series possible.

PROFESSOR M. STRATHERN, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Environments within: an ethnographic commentary on scale.'

PROFESSOR H. RITVO, MIT
13 Feb.: `The animal environment.'

PROFESSOR J. HOUSE, Courtauld Institute of Art
27 Feb.: `The French nineteenth-century landscape.'

PROFESSOR F. MYERS, New York
13 Mar.: `Re/conceptualising the native: environmentalism, primitivism, and claiming the Australian Western Desert.'

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CAMPION HALL

Martin D'Arcy Lectures 1997

PROFESSOR CLARENCE GALLAGHER, SJ, Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome, will deliver the Martin D'Arcy Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays 29 January, 5, 12, 19, 26 February, and 5 March (weeks 2–7 of Hilary Term), in the Lecture Room, Campion Hall. All are welcome.

Subject: `Discordant canons: medieval canon law and canonists in the East and in the West.'

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

Oxford Innovation Society Winter Lecture

PROFESSOR HERMAN WALDMANN, FRS, will give a talk to the society at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in the Department of Pharmacology.

Admission is by ticket only, obtainable from Isis Innovation (telephone: Oxford (2)72413).

Subject: `Reprogramming the immune system.'

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Grants and Research Funding

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CHRISTOPHER WELCH SCHOLARSHIPS IN BIOLOGY 1997

Applications are invited for up to two scholarships for postgraduate research in biology, tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1997. The scholarships are, at present, of the same value as those offered by the MRC plus £200; for 1996–7 new scholarships carry a maintenance grant of £6,931 per annum. They are tenable for two years but may be extended for a third year. The Board of Management has the power to suspend a scholarship held by a medical student for a period of not more than three years, or in special cases four years, in order to enable the holder to devote himself/herself to clinical training without forfeiting his/her scholarship.

Candidates wishing to apply for the scholarships must have been accepted for membership of the University (PRS/M.Sc./D.Phil.) under the faculty boards of Biological Sciences, Physiological Sciences, Psychological Studies, or Clinical Medicine, and not have exceeded the sixteenth term from their matriculation, the date of admission to the University for those already at the University. They must have been accepted for postgraduate study in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy, the Dunn School of Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant Sciences, Zoology, or by one of the departments under the Clinical Medicine Board. No person may be awarded a scholarship a second time.

Each of the departments named above can submit up to two candidates for consideration by the Board of Management, in addition to which the Regius Professor of Medicine can submit two candidates on behalf of the Clinical Medicine Board. Application forms must be countersigned by the head of department and submitted by the department. For this purpose, applications must be submitted to the department by Monday, 24 February. Completed forms must arrive at the University Offices before 11 a.m. on Monday, 10 March. It is currently intended to hold interviews with short-listed candidates on Tuesday, 8 April.

Application forms are available from Mrs J. Brown, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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Examinations and Boards

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL STUDIES

Election of three Ordinary Members

Notice amended in Gazette, 12 December 1996; nominations added in Gazette, 16 January 1997

An election will be held on Thursday, 30 January to fill vacancies for three ordinary members (vice Professor I.S. McLean, Dr M.E. Ceadel, and Dr R.W. Bacon, resigned), to hold office from the date of the election until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1997.

Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by the Secretary of Faculties at the University Offices up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 6 January, and nominations by six electors up to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 January.

The following nominations have been duly received: 1. N.H. DIMSDALE, MA, Fellow of Queen's

Nominated by:

A.J. Glyn, Corpus Christi
J.B. Knight, St Edmund Hall 2. G.R. PEELE, MA, M.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

3. M.F.E. PHILP, MA, M.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel

Nominated by:

M.E. Ceadel, New College
A.J. Hurrell, Nuffield College

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

HILARY TERM AND APRIL 1997

Moderations

Oriental Studies (Chinese): G. DUDBRIDGE, MA, Fellow of University (address: Institute of Chinese Studies)

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Bachelor of Medicine

First Examination (Part II): M.J.A. WOOD, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Somerville (address: Department of Human Anatomy)

Master of Philosophy

Qualifying Test in European Politics and Society: D.B. GOLDEY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lincoln

Qualifying Test in International Relations: N.T. WOODS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of University

Qualifying Test in Politics: M.S. FREEDEN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Mansfield

Mathematics for Industry: J. NORBURY, MA, Fellow of Lincoln (address: Mathematical Institute)

Master of Science

Mathematical Modelling and Numerical Analysis: M.B. GILES, MA, Fellow of St Hugh's (address: Computing Laboratory)

Master of Studies

Research Methods in English (Medieval Period): E.H. COOPER, MA, Fellow of University

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TRINITY TERM 1997

Honour Moderations

Mathematics and Philosophy: C.J.K. BATTY, MA, M.SC., D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

Honour School

Modern History and Economics: S. LALL, B.PHIL., MA, Fellow of Green College

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Master of Philosophy

Qualifying Examination in European Politics and Society: D.B. GOLDEY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lincoln

European Politics and Society: D.B. GOLDEY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lincoln

General Linguistics and Comparative Philology: A.E. MORPURGO-DAVIES, MA, Fellow of Somerville (address: Department of Linguistics and Philology)

International Relations: N.T. WOODS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of University

Politics: M.S. FREEDEN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Mansfield

Qualifying Examination in Sociology: A.H. HALSEY, MA, Fellow of Nuffield

Sociology: A.H. HALSEY, MA, Fellow of Nuffield

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Master of Science

Sociology: A.H. HALSEY, MA, Fellow of Nuffield

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Master of Studies

General Linguistics and Comparative Philology: A.E. MORPURGO-DAVIES, MA, Fellow of Somerville (address: Department of Linguistics and Philology)

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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 Music and the Joint Committee for Human Sciences will come into effect on 20 December.

1 Board of the Faculty of Music

Honour School of Music

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

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 429 (as amended by notice in Gazette, 11 July 1996, p. 1376), delete new (3) (a) and substitute:

`later sixteenth-century continental vocal polyphony in four parts (questions may be not only in imitative but also in free and homorhythmic style).'

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2 Joint Committee for Human Sciences

Honour School of Human Sciences

With immediate effect (for first examination in 1997)

In Examination Decrees, 1995, p. 245, delete ll. 11–32 and substitute:

`7. (a) Developmental Psychology (as prescribed as a paper in Group C in the examination in the Honour School of Experimental Psychology).

7. (b) Social Psychology (as prescribed as a paper in Group C in the examination in the Honour School of Experimental Psychology).'

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Anthropology and Geography

S. CAIRNS, St Catherine's: `A geogaphical investigation of travel for food shopping'.

Templeton, Friday, 6 December, 10 a.m.

Examiners: J. Reynolds, J.E. Owens.

YANPING HUANG, Hertford: `Modelling land use change and agricultural performance in post-reform China (1978–92)'.
School of Geography, Monday, 6 January, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: R. McDonnell, R.J.R. Kirkby.

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Biological Sciences

Y. SONEOKA, Hertford: `Structure–function relationship of the murine leukaemia virus matrix protein'.

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, Thursday, 19 December, 2.30 p.m.

Examiners: W. James, A. Lever.

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English Language and Literature

R. TWEEDY, Hertford: `The visionary mechanic: Shelley's early philosophy of nature'.

Somerville, Friday, 10 January, 11 a.m.

Examiners: K. Everest, F.J. Stafford.

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Literae Humaniores

F.C.E. ELLIS, St Anne's: `Metaphysics and metaphor'.

Trinity, Thursday, 19 December, 2 p.m.

Examiners: M.J. Inwood, M.R. Morris.

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Modern History

A.J.W. JACKSON, New College: `Watershed in a colonial backwater? The Bechuanaland Protectorate during the Second World War'.

Nuffield, Friday, 20 December, 2.15 p.m.

Examiners: D. Killingray, J.G. Darwin.

J.F. JAKUB, St John's: `Spies and saboteurs: Anglo-American collaboration and rivalry in human intelligence collection and special operations, 1940–5'.
Brasenose, Wednesday, 11 December, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: G. Warner, G. Sloan.

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Physical Sciences

H. ARDRON, Linacre: `Anomeric amino acids'.

Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Friday, 20 December, 2 p.m.

Examiners: A. Haines, M. Moloney.

J.N. BURROWS, Jesus: `Free radical methodology and approaches to the synthesis of roseophilin'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Wednesday, 11 December, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: G. Pattenden, G.H. Whitham.

KIAN PING LOH, St Catherine's: `Growth studies and surface modification of thin film diamonds'.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Friday,

13 December, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: P. Chalker, G. Hancock.

A. M. NORMAND, Wolfson: `A measurement of the ratio of partial decay widths

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<Gamma>(Z0<arrow sign>hadrons)'.

Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, Friday, 20 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: N. Harnew, P.J. Dornan.

A. ROWE, St John's: `CA II lines in the solar atmosphere'.
Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, Thursday, 12 December, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: G. Smith, D.J. Stickland.

H. TADROS, St John's: `Power spectrum analysis of redshift surveys'.
Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, Wednesday, 11 December, 2 p.m.
Examiners: L. Miller, J.A. Peacock.

M. UNDERWOOD, Queen's: `The synthesis of oligosaccharides related to heparan sulphate'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Tuesday, 17 December, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: C.J. Schofield, R.A. Field.

Social Studies

M.-H.O. BANETH, Hertford: `The use of market mechanisms to generate environmental goods and services in the European countryside: the case for auctions'.

Queen Elizabeth House, Friday, 3 January, 2.15 p.m.

Examiners: I. Hodge, D. Colman.

Committee for Educational Studies

C.M.N. HAN, Green College: `Education for citizenship in a plural society: with special application to Singapore'.

Examination Schools, Friday, 13 December, 10.30 a.m.

Examiners: J.B. Wilson, D. Lawton.

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF LETTERS

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

Literae Humaniores

R. MOON, Corpus Christi: `Common sense and psychology'.

Balliol, Wednesday, 8 January, 2 p.m.

Examiners: H.C. Steward, J.M. Preston.

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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OBITUARIES

Oriel College

RICHARD IAN LEIGHTON, MA, 1 August 1996; Senior Student 1971–4. Aged 51.

Somerville College

JANE HESTER LIDDERDALE; member of the Society of Oxford Home-Students 1931–4. Aged 87.

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ELECTIONS

Oriel College

To an Emeritus Fellowship:

W.E. PARRY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow and Tutor in Mathematics 1961–96

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Pembroke College

To Domus Scholarships (from Michaelmas Term 1996):

P. LINTON, formerly of Eltham College

G. SHERRIFF, formerly of Cranleigh School

G. TAYLOR, formerly of Wellington College

D. VOWDEN, formerly of Sutton Grammar School

J. WATKINSON, formerly of Abingdon School

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To a Blackett Memorial Scholarship:

MISS C. SVOBODA, formerly of Leeds Girls' High School

To a Bannister Medical Scholarship:

R. BROWN, formerly of Abingdon School

To an Instrumental Award (vice Oxley):

MISS E.-L. GLENN, formerly of Lytham St Annes High School

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Somerville College

To a Coombs Scholarship in English:

CAROLYN LOUISE SMITH, formerly of Lliswerry High School, Gwent

To a Bull Exhibition in English:

REBECCA ALEXANDRA GOSS, formerly of Devonport High School for Girls, Plymouth

To a Coombs Exhibition in Jurisprudence:

SHEENA SHABNAM SINGLA, formerly of Wycombe Abbey School, Buckinghamshire

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PRIZES

Somerville College

Coombs Prize in History:

HELEN ELIZABETH PERRY

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Coombs Prizes in English:

JONATHAN CHARLES SAMUEL DAY

THOMAS DAVID OWEN

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Kirkaldy Prize in Physics:

MARTIN CHRISTOPHER BATES

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Sarah Smithson Prize in Modern Languages:

ZOE CHRISTINE HARDWICK

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College Prizes in Engineering:

EMILY ANN COLEMAN

MARIA ALEXANDRA HATCHMAN

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NOTICES

Balliol College

Jowett Senior Scholarships

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

The scholarships will be awarded for a maximum of two years. Scholars will take up their award on 1 October 1997. The value of the scholarships is up to a maximum of £1,500 a year, having regard to other awards; in addition, scholars will receive free meals, and they will be entitled to dine twice a week at high table. The scholars will be entitled to accommodation (for which they will be charged) until they have completed their university residence requirements. This accommodation will be in the Graduate Centre at Holywell Manor.

There will also be Jowett Exhibitions, up to the value of £1,000 each for candidates who are runners-up for the Jowett Senior Scholarships. These will be restricted to members of Balliol College. The exhibitions are tenable for one year only.

Application forms may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, and they should be returned by Friday, 24 January. There is no separate application form required for the exhibitions. The college hopes to interview short-listed applicants during the week commencing 28 February (sixth week).

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Appointment of Secretary to the Development Director

The busy Development Office is largely concerned with fund-raising, organising functions, literature production, and maintaining good relations with alumni. The Director requires a Secretary to provide a full range of administrative support, general assistance, and secretarial services, for himself and his deputy.

The successful candidate will have an excellent telephone manner, will be familiar with good office practice, will have several years' experience of effectively supporting a senior manager, and will have high standards of presentation. You will be confident and enthusiastic about working with computers and will quickly assimilate the activities of the department to enable you to take responsibility for specific projects. Windows 95 is in use in the office. Salary: £11,201–£12,966 (under review) plus benefits.

If you are adaptable and discreet, please write to Mrs Judy Longworth, Development Office, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ (telephone: Oxford (2)77768, fax: 202472), enclosing a comprehensive curriculum vitae and the names of two referees. Closing date for applications: Friday, 20 December. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 7 January.

Balliol College has charity status and exists to provide education and research facilities.

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Brasenose College

Visiting Fellowships (Programme in Hellenic Studies)

Applications are invited from distinguished scholars wishing to participate in the Brasenose College Visiting Fellowship Programme in Hellenic Studies. The scheme is intended for scholars who normally work outside Oxford and who wish to pursue academic study and research in this University. It is expected that prospective candidates will have some financial support from other sources, but the scheme provides a grant of £12,000 per annum. The college has a preference for applicants able to visit for the whole academic year 1997–8 but, in any event, no election will be made for less than one term.

The fellowship is normally open to scholars in any area of Hellenic Studies, including economics, history (ancient, Byzantine, or modern), law, literature (ancient, Byzantine, or modern), sociology, theology, philosophy, politics, and other aspects of art and culture. For the academic year 1997–8 priority will be given to scholars in areas other than ancient history/literature and archaeology.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 15 January. Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ. Applications, with details of career and publications and a brief statement of the programme of research to be pursued should be sent to the College Secretary, together with the names of three referees. Referees should be asked to write direct to the College Secretary by the closing date.

Brasenose College is an exempt charity dedicated to the advancement of learning and is an equal opportunities employer.

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Linacre College

Junior Research Fellowships

Linacre College proposes to make elections to not more than three Junior Research Fellowships tenable for one year in the first instance from 1 October 1997 and renewable for a second year. These fellowships will be of a value of £250 per year, together with dining rights in college. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university; there is no restriction of subject, but candidates should be intending to engage in research at postdoctoral level.

Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship, and to be assured of adequate funding for the duration of a Junior Research Fellowship.

For application arrangements, see below.

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EPA Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellowships

Linacre College proposes to make elections to not more than three EPA Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellowships tenable for one year in the first instance from 1 October 1997 and renewable for a second year. These fellowships will be of a value of £250 per year, together with dining rights in college. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university, but candidates should be intending to engage in research at postdoctoral level in the fields of the medical, biological, or chemical sciences.

Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship, and to be assured of adequate funding for the duration of a Junior Research Fellowship.

Application for any of the Junior Research Fellowships detailed above, on a form available from the College Secretary, should be made to the Principal, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA, giving details of the applicant's academic record and proposed course of research. Two referees should be asked to write directly to the Principal by the closing date for applications, 31 January.

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Domus Research Studentships

The college proposes to elect to not more than four Domus Studentships, tenable in the first instance for two years from 1 October 1997, with the possibility of election for a third year subject to satisfactory work and progress. Thevalue of these studentships will be £250 per year.

Holders of Domus Studentships will be given priority in the allocation of college accommodation. Candidates for these studentships will be either students who intend to begin reading for a higher degree or diploma at the University in October 1997, or current students of Linacre College. There is no restriction of subject.

Candidates for these awards should submit an account of their previous academic work and a brief description of their proposed topic of research to the Principal, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA, before 31 January, and should ask two academic referees to write directly to the Principal about them by that date.

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Wadham College

Lecturership in Applied Mathematics

Applications are invited for a one-year Lecturership in Applied Mathematics, commencing 1 October 1997. The lecturer will be required to teach up to twelve hours a week. Further details may be obtained from the Senior Tutor, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN. Applications should reach the Senior Tutor before Friday, 10 January.

The college is an equal opportunities employer.

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Lecture

Oxford Asian Textile Group: Stephanie Bunn will lecture on `Central Asian felt from Kyrgyzstan', at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 December, in the Pitt Rivers Museum Research Centre, 64 Banbury Road (opposite Gee's Restaurant). Visitors welcome; admission £1. Tel. for further details: Oxford 554281 or (2)78076.

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Tuition Offered

English language. Academic writing, grammar, pronunciation, etc., flexible timetables including evenings, Saturdays. Conversation hour, Cambridge exams., general English are best value in Oxford. Writing up? Private tuition available with experienced tutors. Free test/advice from the Director of Studies Mon.--Fri. 1--5 p.m. Oxford Language Training, 9 Blue Boar Street (off St Aldate's by Christ Church), Oxford. Tel. Oxford 205077, e-mail: OLT@dial.pipex.com.

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Retail Services

Oxford University Museum of Natural History: bat- and bird-boxes, gems, nuggets, lenses; salamanders for the stocking; terracotta for the tree. A different and inexpensive choice at the OUM shop. Open during museum hours, Mon.--Sat., 12 noon--5 p.m.; admission free.

The Ashmolean Museum Shop: extended hours in Dec. (until 22 Dec.), in line with Café opening hours: 10 a.m.--5 p.m. weekdays inc. Sat.; Sun. 2--5 p.m.; Mon. 16 Dec., open all day. The shop stocks Christmas cards (inc. charity cards), calendars, diaries, gift-wrap, books for all ages, jewellery, and general giftware. Reopens after Christmas on 28 Dec. Tel.: Oxford (2)78010, fax: (2)78018.

Bodleian shop: new `Arts End' gift-wrap for books, 75 pence; jolly animal woodcuts boxed rubber-stamps set, from early children's books, £14.95; medieval cats `post-it' notes, £2.99; and of course our new Christmas cards. Open 9 a.m.--6 p.m. Mon.--Fri., 9 a.m.--12.30 p.m. Sat.

Ginge Brook Pottery, 23rd annual exhibition. Genuine craftwork for Christmas: pottery, woodwork, watercolours, jewellery, quilts, rocks, etc.; all at the Mill, Mill Lane, East Hendred, near Wantage. Open Fri., Sat., Sun., 11 a.m.--6 p.m., 15 Nov.--22 Dec. Tel.: 01235 833484.

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Services Offered

Fine illustrations of publishable quality for reports, articles, research projects, disserations, or lecture slides. Maps, diagrams, perspective visuals, decorational motifs on fabrics and textiles and all types of archaeological artefacts. Very reasonable hourly rates. Reputable references available. Julia Jarrett. Tel.: Oxford 552965.

Oriental rugs update: we have increased our range of top-quality Eastern hand-knotted woollen rugs, runners, carpets, and floor-cushions plus kilims, silks and antique pieces. Recently arrived are contemporary Turkish Kars rugs and mini-carpets with antique Caucasian designs realised in light pastel colours to suit modern interiors. Also some 1920s Old Chinese small rugs in timeless blue-on-blue and blue-and-white. In transit from Iran are older Persian tribal and village rugs and runners 25--60 years and ageing gracefully. Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UL. Visit without notice in business hours, 10 a.m.- -6 p.m., Mon.--Sat. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

Anthony Reid, furniture designer and maker. Beautiful hand-crafted furniture made and designed by an experienced and qualified craftsman. All furniture is made from sustainable timber, predominantly English hardwoods. Commissions taken on free-standing and fitted furniture. Free home consultation available to discuss your personal design requirements. Clients are welcome to visit my workshop to see example pieces and experience the craft environment. Tel.: 01844 218929.

Town and Country Trees: professional tree surgery, orchard and shrub pruning, planting, and hedges. Quality work at competitive prices. Fully insured. Locally based. For a free quotation, please call Paul Hodkinson. Tel.: 01993 811115.

A La Carte? Finders Keepers' latest idea to enhance service to their tenants. If you seek a property to rent, call us first. Our 24 Oxford staff are dedicated to offering exceptional service. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk); also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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.

Half-finished research project? I pick up the pieces and bring order in chaos: SPSS and database analysis, research database design and training (Access), thesis templates in Word and WP, virtual and real bibliographic searches, etc. Refs. available. D. Hermans. Tel.: Oxford (2)89104.

Tax advice and accounts preparation. Ex- KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting academics and other professionals with their tax affairs, inc. self- assessment. Tax returns from £125, accounts from £150. Convenient North Oxford premises with parking. Tel.: Oxford 513381, fax: Oxford 558064.

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

Furniture: individual pieces and fitted furniture designed and made by Richard Kay and Piers Roberts from local workshops. From tables, chairs, cabinets, desks, to fitted bedrooms, kitchens, studies. For the home, office, or garden. Tel.: 01844 238112.

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Situations Vacant

Department of Zoology: Library Assistant sought. The post-holder will carry out general library duties and assist with reader services and cataloguing. Applicants should have the ability to work accurately and be of a cheerful disposition. Library experience, an interest in zoology, and computer literacy would be advantageous. The appointment is available from 2 Jan., for 2 years (36.5 hours p.w.). Clerical and Library grade 3 scale, with salary range £10,276--£11,895 (pay award pending). Written applications, with a c.v. and the names, postal and e-mail addresses, and telephone and fax numbers of 2 referees should be sent to Dr M.L. Birch, Departmental Librarian, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, by 11 Dec. Tel. for further details: Oxford (2)71278.

Classics teacher required from 24 Feb. or Apr., to teach Latin and Greek up to A level/university entrance. Permanent post, full- or part-time. Applications, inc. c.v. and two referees, to Mrs Cynthia Hall by 11 Dec. School of St Helen and St Katharine, Abingdon, Oxon. OX14 1BE.

Part-time psychologist required for 2--3 sessions per week (flexible) to conduct assessments on patients with memory problems/dementia in the Oxford Memory Clinic (University Department of Clinical Geratology, Radcliffe Infirmary). For more information contact Dr Nawab Qizilbash, Memory Trials Research Group, Department of Clinical Geratology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE. Tel.: Oxford 229863.

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Houses to Let

Short-term accommodation. Comfortable cottages in Witney, 12 miles west of Oxford. Fully furnished and well equipped. Frequent bus service to Oxford. Sleep 2/6. From £200 p.w. Non-smokers only. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 01993 771014.

Charming house, Osney Island, overlooking river, 2 minutes from Oxford station, available immediately, fully- or semi-furnished; 2 bedrooms, living-room, conservatory, modern kitchen, attic room, garden. £700 p.c.m. Tel./fax: 01869 347158.

Charming central North Oxford house, only one street from St Giles' and Radcliffe Infirmary. Just exended and refurbished to highest standards, luxuriously furnished. Two upstairs bedrooms, downstairs study or guest-room, living-room leading to large, light conservatory, dining-room/kitchen, basement study or bedroom; bathroom with shower and w.c. plus separate w.c.; pleasant garden; gas c.h.; fully carpeted; washing-machine, drier, dish-washer; burglar alarm system; 3 telephones; parking space at back of garden. Rent to include various services. £1,500 p.m. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

Victoria Road, North Oxford: 2-bed part-furnished house, gas c.h., available early Jan. for approx. 6 months. £750 p.c.m. Premier. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: 798087.

Furnished central North Oxford for rent from 29 Apr. Walk to colleges, train and bus station, near Port Meadow, c.h., recently redecorated, 3 desks, filing cabinets, several large closets, secluded garden, garden furniture, terrace, 3 bedrooms, 1½ bathrooms, washing- machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Suitable for visiting academics. £890 p.m. Tel.: (1) Oxford 775567 (J. Mackrell, evenings); (2) tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: gastont@msm1s6.sid.ncr.doe.ca (A. Gaston, Canada).

Finders Keepers, winners of the UK Best Letting and Management award for the second consecutive year, are dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to select accommodation. Up-dated, detailed information on the Internet, priority reservation system, welcome food pack, personal service, and much more---call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE (tel.: 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk); also 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX4 1DJ (tel.: 200012, fax: 204844, e-mail: stclements@finders.co.uk); Internet: http://www.finders.co.uk.

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Please telephone or fax us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 64533, fax: 64777.

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Flats to Let

Well-decorated 1-bedroom converted flat in central North Oxford available Jan./Feb.--30 Apr. £550 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: Oxford (2)76416 (day), or 512564 (evening).

Beautiful, spacious, ground-floor flat in prestigious North Oxford. Suit non-smoking professional couple. Two double bedrooms, one with shower, bathroom, double drawing-room, modern kitchen, conservatory, large garden. Available Apr.--Oct. 1997. £1,400 p.m. Armitage, 9 Northmoor Road, Oxford OX2 6UW. Tel.: Oxford 558068.

Spacious 2-bedroom flat with garage and car-parking, set in quiet gardens, but close to city centre. To let furnished from Jan., £550 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)72258 (day), 723482 (evening); e-mail: frueh@atm.ox.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-and-breakfast available in the comfortable home of a semi- retired academic couple in leafy, exclusive central North Oxford. Within easy walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, excellent pubs and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwaves. Very moderate terms. Tel.: Oxford 557879.

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Accommodation Sought

Australian medical professor and wife seeks furnished 2-bedroom flat or house in central Oxford, 27 Dec.--mid-Mar. (dates flexible). Tel./fax: 01869 350109.

Senior Australian Registrar in Neurology and wife working at Radcliffe Infirmary seek 2-bedroom flat or house for 1 year from 1 Jan. Please contact his brother, Dr Robin Archer, Corpus Christi College. Tel.: Oxford 747735.

Visting academic from La Trobe University (Australia), with wife, 7-year-old son, and 10-year-old daughter requires accommodation near or in Oxford. Fully furnished and equipped flat or house; 3 bedrooms. End of Feb. 1997 to mid-Jan. 1998. E-mail: P.Kabaila@latrobe.edu.au.

need to rent a bedsitting-room or room in a shared house/flat with postgraduate/professional. Quiet, c.h., in good conditions. North Oxford. Non-smoker. Tel.: Oxford 552452.

Mature professional seeks 1/2-bedroom flat or house, in North Oxford, from Jan.; unfurnished or will house-sit. Tel.: Oxford 514488 (evenings).

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management are one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us. Tel.: Oxford 64533, or fax: 64777.

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Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

Oscar-winning film director seeks 4-bedroom family house, swap or rental, Oxford area, for 1 year from July. Prefer house near primary school and railway. Our home is on a British Columbian island--- mildest climate in Canada; unique house has 2,000 sq. ft. of decks; magnificent Pacific Ocean, mountain views; easy ferry access to Victoria and Vancouver; primary and secondary schools and hospital locally. Perfect for academic or creative work. Tel./fax: 001 604 653 4502.

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Accommodation sought: possibility of exchange

University teacher from USA wishes to spend Christmas in Oxford; offers services as house-sitter, carer for animals/plants. Available 1 Dec.--3 Jan. but flexible (any dates). Also possibility of exchange for 1-bedroom flat in Santa Barbara. Good references. Tel.: Oxford 512747. n

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Holiday Lets

Provence: luxury 3-bedroom apartment in 17th-c. château. Swimming- pool, tennis, river, lakes, sailing, wind-surfing, fishing, wonderful walking in magnificent scenery. Near Lac de St Croix and Gorge du Verdon. Year-round lets (heating, log fires, driveable skiing). Wonderful sabbatical retreat. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

Andalucia: magical medieval village with stunning landscape; house at front of village with unobstructed views past Gibraltar and the Mediterranean to the Rif mountains of Morocco; terraces overhang the campo so that there is a feeling of being in the countryside; top terrace like a beach. Visit Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Seville, Cadiz, Morocco. House divided into 2 parts. Reduction for long let. Dr Campbell. Tel.: Oxford 513935.

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Houses for Sale

House, 10 years old, 4 beds, in quiet close near river Thames; Oxford 20 minutes' cycle ride on towpath; level garden, patio, detached double garage. £155,000. Boat negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 718828.

Substantial detached house in no-through- road just north of Summertown; 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast-room and sun-room on ground floor, 5 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on first floor; south-facing 100-ft rear garden; includes carpets, curtains, and appliances. £300,000. Tel.: Oxford (2)75406 (office hours).

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Flat for Sale

Ritchie Court, North Oxford: spacious south-facing studio flat in co-ownership housing scheme for sale; living area approx. 16 by 12 ft., bed recess 9 by 9 ft., inc. fitted wardrobes, fitted kitchen 9 by 9 ft., hall, bathroom, walk-in cupboard. Facilities inc. restaurant, guest rooms, and laundry. Tel.: Oxford 510334.

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Diary

Contents of this section:

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

For the full list of courses, see the Staff Development Programme supplement.

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Friday 6 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Nineteenth-century landscape paintings', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

DR R. PARKIN: `Caste, kinship, and identity in India' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The significance of kinship'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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Saturday 7 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children: `Snow, stories, and sledges', 2 p.m. (telephone for information: (2)70927).

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Tuesday 10 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Drawings by the Carracci from British collections' (until 31 March).

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Tutorial teaching—sciences', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

G. WELLS: `Assessing and valuing antique wind instruments' (Friends of the Bate Collection lecture), Music Faculty, 5.30 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB wine-tasting (`Wines for Christmas'), 5.45 p.m. (admission £2).

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Wednesday 11 December

MS F. NICHOLSON: `Carrier sanctions: another brick in the wall of Fortress Europe' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 12 December

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Lecturing skills practice—sciences', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR HERMAN WALDMANN: `Reprogramming the immune system' (Oxford Innovation Society Winter Lecture), Department of Pharmacology, 6 p.m. (admission by ticket only, from Isis Innovation: (2)72413).

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Friday 13 December

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Writing research papers, abstracts, and posters', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Eighteenth-century paintings: the "Grand Tour" ', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Tuesday 17 December

MICHAELMAS TERM ends.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The arts of Byzantium', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

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Friday 20 December

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

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Tuesday 31 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Dressing for warmth', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015.)

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Friday 3 January

DR H. CLIFFORD: `Oxford college silver' (Ashmolean Museum: Sir David Piper New Year Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Taylor Institution, 11 a.m. (admission free).

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Saturday 4 January

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children: `Cat's-cradles from around the world', 2 p.m. (telephone for information: (2)70927).

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Monday 6 January

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 30 January (two ordinary members): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 7 January

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

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Friday 10 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Small group teaching', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Tuesday 14 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINARS: (1) `Lecturing skills practice— general', 9.30 a.m.; (2) `Lecturing skills practice—sciences', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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Thursday 16 January

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Tutorial teaching—arts', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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Sunday 19 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.

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Monday 20 January

CONGREGATION elections, 13 February: nominations by two members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Tuesday 21 January

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 30 January (two ordinary members): nominations by six electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

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Wednesday 22 January

DR G. DICKSON: `Medieval enthusiasm, a chapter in the history of charismatic Christianity' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Medieval Pentecostalism—the tradition of charismatic Christian enthusiasm in Western Europe, c.1000–1500'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. BOMFORD: `Material paintings: limits of deduction' (Slade Lectures: `Art and uncertainty: technical studies, art history, and conservation'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 23 January

DR D. SHOTTON: `Seeing the invisible' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: the renaissance in optical microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

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Friday 24 January

DR D. SHOTTON: `Seeing molecules' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: the renaissance in optical microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: ` "Citizens and strangers": the language of citizenship since the late nineteenth century' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. MARQUAND: `Political theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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