5 February 1998 - No 4463

Oxford University Gazette

5 February 1998


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University Acts

Contents of this section:

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Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or recurrent entry.]

  • CONGREGATION 2 February
    • Degree by Special Resolution
  • HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 2 February
    • 1 Decree: Chairmanship of the Committee of Management of the Language Centre
    • 2 Status of Master of Arts
    • 3 Register of Congregation
    • 4 Dates of Full Term 1998--2004
    • 5 Dates of Extended Terms 1998--2000
    • 6 Dates of Encaenia
  • BOARDS OF FACULTIES: changes in regulations

CONGREGATION 2 February

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 2 February.

Text of Special Resolution

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

IAN ROBERT PHIMISTER, St Cross College


HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 2 February

1 Decree

Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 20 February.

Decree (1): Chairmanship of the Committee of Management for the Language Centre

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Committee of Management for the Language Centre and with the concurrence of the General Board, allows the committee to elect its chairman from among the full membership, rather than only from among
the elected members as at present.

Text of Decree (1)

In Ch. III, Sect. LI, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 317), delete `from among the members under (1)--(9) in cl. 1 above'.


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 persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

DAVID ANDREW WILSON HUTCHINSON, Somerville College

LEONIDAS ANDREAS PHLACTOU, Somerville College


3 Register of Congregation

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

Greene, T.M., MA, D.Phil., Jesus

Hutchinson, D.A.W., MA status, Somerville

McGrady, G.S., MA, D.Phil., Merton

Nisbet, G., MA, Corpus Christi

Phimister, I.R., MA, St Cross

Phlactou, L.A., MA status, Somerville


4 Dates of Full Term 1998--2004

The dates for reckoning Full Term 1999--2000 were fixed, and the dates for reckoning Full Term 2003--4 were fixed provisionally. The dates and provisional dates for Full Term 1998--2004 are set out below.


MICHAELMAS TERM 1998
Sunday, 11 October   Saturday, 5 December

HILARY TERM 1999
Sunday, 17 January   Saturday, 13 March

TRINITY TERM 1999 

Sunday, 25 April     Saturday, 19 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 1999
Sunday, 10 October   Saturday, 4 December

HILARY TERM 2000
Sunday, 16 January   Saturday, 11 March

TRINITY TERM 2000
Sunday, 30 April     Saturday, 24 June

Provisional dates

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

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

5 Dates of Extended Terms 1998--2000

It was agreed to publish the dates of extended terms for 1998-- 2000 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 1998
Thursday, 10 September   Tuesday, 22 December

HILARY TERM 1999
Tuesday, 5 January   Wednesday, 31 March

TRINITY TERM 1999
Monday, 12 April     Saturday, 26 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 1999
Thursday, 16 September   Tuesday, 21 December

HILARY TERM 2000
Tuesday, 4 January   Wednesday, 19 April

TRINITY TERM 2000
Monday, 1 May    Saturday, 1 July

Part II candidates in Engineering, Economics, and Management


MICHAELMAS TERM 1998
Friday, 11 September     Saturday, 12 December

MICHAELMAS TERM 1999
Friday, 10 September     Saturday, 11 December

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


HILARY TERM 1999
Sunday, 17 January   Saturday, 20 March

HILARY TERM 2000
Sunday, 16 January   Saturday, 18 March

Part II candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management


MICHAELMAS TERM 1998
Friday, 11 September     Saturday, 12 December

MICHAELMAS TERM 1999
Friday, 10 September     Saturday, 11 December

Part II candidates in Metallurgy and Science of Materials


MICHAELMAS TERM 1998
Friday, 11 September     Saturday, 12 December

HILARY TERM 1999
Friday, 8 January        Saturday, 27 March 

TRINITY TERM 1999
Friday, 9 April           Saturday, 26 June

MICHAELMAS TERM 1999
Friday, 17 September     Saturday, 11 December

HILARY TERM 2000
Friday, 7 January    Saturday, 15 April

TRINITY TERM 2000
Friday, 28 April     Saturday, 1 July

Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry

MICHAELMAS TERM 1998
Friday, 18 September     Saturday, 12 December

MICHAELMAS TERM 1999
Friday, 17 September     Saturday, 11 December

MBA candidates

MICHAELMAS TERM 1998
Monday, 5 October    Friday, 11 December

HILARY TERM 1999
Monday, 11 January   Friday, 19 March

TRINITY TERM 1999
Monday, 19 April     Friday, 25 June

LONG VACATION 1999
Monday, 6 September  Friday, 17 September

MICHAELMAS TERM 1999
Monday, 4 October    Friday, 10 December

HILARY TERM 2000
Monday, 10 January   Friday, 24 March

TRINITY TERM 2000
Monday, 1 May    Friday, 30 June

LONG VACATION 2000
Monday, 11 September     Friday, 22 September

6 Dates of Encaenia

It was determined that the Encaenia for 2000 should be held on Wednesday, 28 June, and, provisionally, that the Encaenia for 2004 should be held on Wednesday, 23 June.


BOARDS OF FACULTIES

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


University Agenda

Contents of this section:

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Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or recurrent entry.]

  • CONGREGATION 9 February
    • Degree by Special Resolution
  • CONGREGATION 10 February
    • Notice of cancellation
    • *1 Voting on Statute promulgated on 20 January
    • *2 Promulgation of Statute
    • *3 Voting on Special Resolutions approving the conferment of honorary degrees
    • *4 Voting on further Special Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees
    • *5 Voting on Special Resolution authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund
  • *CONGREGATION 19 February
    • *Election: Buildings Committee
  • CONGREGATION 24 February 2 p.m.
    • Presentation of the Annual Report of the University
  • * Note on procedures in Congregation
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

CONGREGATION 9 February

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 9 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:

ELIZABETH ANNE CHAPMAN, MA status, Somerville College

JONATHAN PHILIP TUCK, Wolfson College


CONGREGATION 10 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 preamble adopted, and the special resolutions carried without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1997, p. 8).


CONGREGATION 24 February 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to speak or ask a question concerning the Annual Report of the University, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 16
February (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

Presentation of the Annual Report of the University

The Annual Report of the University for 1996--7 (Supplement* No. 1 to Gazette Vol. 128, January 1998) will be presented and may be discussed.

Notices

Contents of this section:

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Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or recurrent entry.]

  • *UNIVERSITY PREACHERS
    • *Hilary Term 1998
  • WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSORSHIP IN EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
  • GENERAL BOARD REVIEW OF THE RUSKIN SCHOOL
  • UNIVERSITY OFFICES: PAPERS RECEIVED
  • GIBBS PRIZE IN PHYSICS 1998
  • MUSIC FACULTY LIBRARY
  • INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY
    • Intensive German courses for archaeologists
  • SPEAKING BY JUNIOR MEMBERS IN CONGREGATION
  • MAISON FRANÇAISE, MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE
    • Forthcoming exhibition
  • CONCERTS
    • Faculty of Music
  • ASSOCIATION OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY PENSIONERS
  • *BODLEIAN LIBRARY
    • *Gordon Duff Prize 1998
  • Links to some University institutions:
    • Ashmolean Museum
    • Christ Church Picture Gallery
    • Oxford University Museum of Natural History
    • Pitt Rivers Museum
    • Museum of the History of Science
    • Bate Collection of Musical Instruments
    • Bodleian Library

WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSORSHIP IN EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA (BA Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, PH.D. Universidad Complutense, Madrid), has been appointed to the professorship for the academic year 2000–1.


GENERAL BOARD REVIEW OF THE RUSKIN SCHOOL

The General Board of the Faculties has appointed a committee to review the Ruskin School. Its terms of reference are:

(a) to consider the provision and quality of teaching and the quality of research in the School and the balance between teaching 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 profession);

(c) to review the organisational management structures and facilities of the School including such matters as academic and non-academic staff planning and recruitment, student admissions, accommodation and future space needs, and its relationship
with other departments and resources of the University;

(d) to make recommendations bearing in mind, where there are financial implications, the level of resources likely to be available.

The membership of the review committee is:

Dr Heather O'Donoghue, Linacre College (Chairman)

Professor Dawn Ades, University of Essex

Mr Brian Catling, Ruskin School

Professor Michael Ginsborg, Wimbledon School of Art

Professor Clyde Hopkins, Chelsea College of Art and Design

The committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the chairman at Linacre College by 27 March.


UNIVERSITY OFFICES: PAPERS RECEIVED

The following documents on matters of general interest with regard to higher education policy, funding, or other significant developments have recently been received within the University Offices. If any member of Congregation would wish to have a copy
of any of these documents, he or she should apply to the office of the Deputy Registrar (Administration) (telephone: (2)70003). Where relevant an Internet reference is also given.

Accreditation and Teaching in Higher Education: CVCP consultation paper. (This sets out proposals for a national scheme for the accreditation of Higher Education teaching, on which comments are invited by 6 March 1998. The consultation paper will be considered
by the General Board in the first instance, which will undertake further consultation within the University as appropriate.) Also available on http://www.cvcp.ac.uk.

HEFCE joint research equipment initiative 1997. (This reports the awards made to institutions as a result of the 1997 exercise.) Also available on http://www.hefce.ac.uk.


GIBBS PRIZE IN PHYSICS 1998

A Gibbs Prize of up to £100 in value will be offered, provided there are candidates of sufficient merit, for the best performance in the Physics Department's speaking competition in 1998.

The competition will take place at 2 p.m. on Monday of fourth week (9 February) in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory. Topics should be physics-related and the lecture should be in an informal style. It should last no longer than fifteen minutes.
The winner will be asked to represent the University at the national competition organised by the Institute of Physics, which will be held in Brighton on Wednesday, 18 March. Further details about the competition may be obtained from Alison Winn,
Sub- faculty Office Secretary, Clarendon Laboratory (telephone: (2)72227, e-mail: a.winn@physics.ox.ac.uk).

Candidates for the Gibbs Prize in Physics must be members of the University who, at the time of the Physics Department's speaking competition, have not exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation.

Details of the Gibbs Prizes in other subjects will be published separately in the Gazette during Hilary Term.


MUSIC FACULTY LIBRARY

Further to the announcement in the Gazette of 9 October (p. 123) concerning the library's opening hours, users are advised that with the restoration of the lunch-time opening the library will be operational at the following times, with immediate
effect:

Monday–Friday: 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.;

Saturday: 10 a.m.–1 p.m.


INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Intensive German courses for archaeologists

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


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.)


MAISON FRANÇAISE, MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Forthcoming exhibition

Un Monde Fractal/A Fractal World (9–28 February)

At the Maison Française; open 12 noon–5.30 p.m.

Note: for details of a lecture related to the exhibition, see `Lectures' below.


CONCERTS

Faculty of Music

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET will give concerts at the times indicated in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets, available from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door, cost £8 (£6/£4) for the evening concerts, and £5 (£2.50) for the lunch-time concert.

Mon. 16 Feb., 8 p.m. (with Pal Banda, cello) : Haydn, Quartet in G minor, op. 20, no. 3; Mozart, Quartet in D, K.575; Brahms, String Quintet in F minor (reconstructed; for details of a related lecture, see `Lectures' below).

Wed. 18 Feb., 8 p.m. : Mozart, Quartet in E flat, K.428; Tippett, Fifth Quartet; Beethoven, Quartet in F, op. 59, no.1.

Fri. 20 Feb., 1 p.m. (with students from the Music Faculty) : Richard Strauss's sextet from the opera Capriccio; quartet movement by Andrew Hamilton; Shostakovitch, Octet, op. 11.


ASSOCIATION OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY PENSIONERS

The Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held on Wednesday, 11 February, at 2.15 p.m. in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre. In addition to the usual business, it is hoped that the first President of the Association will be elected. Sir
Rex Richards, FBA, FRS, has been nominated.


Lectures

Contents of this section:

  • SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE ON ECONOMIC HISTORY 1998
  • CLINICAL MEDICINE
  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
  • LITERAE HUMANIORES
  • LITERAE HUMANIORES, MODERN HISTORY
  • MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
  • MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES
  • MODERN HISTORY
  • MUSIC
  • SOCIAL STUDIES
  • THEOLOGY
  • SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL
    • P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting 1998
  • COMPUTING LABORATORY
  • MAISON FRANÇAISE
  • MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE
  • CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE
    • F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 1998
  • ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE
  • ST EDMUND HALL
    • Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture
  • TRINITY COLLEGE
    • Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture
  • OED FORUM
  • FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM
  • FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE
  • ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (OXFORD BRANCH)
    • Oxford Science Lecture Series

SIR JOHN HICKS LECTURE ON ECONOMIC HISTORY 1998

PROFESSOR CORMAC Ó GRÁDA, Professor of Economics, University College, Dublin, will deliver the Sir John Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Fleeing from famine: the Irish in New York.'


CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology: amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology. Dr Urban's seminar will now take place on Friday, 13 February; the remaining meetings will be held on Mondays.

Convener: A.J. Bron, MA, Margaret Ogilvie's Reader in Ophthalmology.

DR J. URBAN

13 Feb.: `Factors influencing permeability of the sclera.'

PROFESSOR M. WIEDERHOLT, Free University, Berlin

16 Feb.: `Physiology and pathophysiology of ocular epithelia.'

DR N. SUBRAMANIAN, Moorfields Eye Hospital

23 Feb.: `Glaucoma.'

PROFESSOR M. NEAL, St Thomas's Hospital

2 Mar.: `Nitric oxide release in the retina.'

PROFESSOR BRON

9 Mar.: `Recurrent corneal erosion.'


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

English Faculty Film Talks

PHIL AGLAND and DAVID RUDKIN will talk on their film work, including the adaptation of Hardy's The Woodlanders, at 5.15 p.m. on the following days in the Linbury Room, Worcester College: 12 February (Mr Agland) and 19 February (Mr Rudkin).


LITERAE HUMANIORES

PROFESSOR ALAN C. BOEGEHOLD, Professor of Classics, Brown University, Rhode Island, will give an illustrated lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 February, in the McGregor- Matthews Room, New College.

Convener: R.C.T. Parker, MA, D.Phil., Wykeham Professor of Ancient History.

Subject: `On identifying non-verbal communication in archaic and classical Greek literature.'


LITERAE HUMANIORES, MODERN HISTORY

PROFESSOR BRIAN BOSWORTH, Professor of Classics and Ancient History, University of Western Australia, and Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: R.J.W. Evans, MA, D.Phil., Regius Professor of Modern History, and R.C.T. Parker, MA, D.Phil., Wykeham Professor of Ancient History.

Subject: `A tale of two empires: Hernán Cortés and Alexander the Great.'


MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Applied Analysis and Mechanics Seminars

The following seminars will take place at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Room L2, the Mathematical Institute.

A. DESIMONE, Rome

9 Feb.: `A theory of magnetoelasticity with applications to magnetic shape memory alloys.'

S. POHOZAEV, Steklov Institute, Moscow

16 Feb.: `Positive solutions of nonlinear Neumann problems; application of the fibering method.'

P. DEUFLHARD, Berlin

23 Feb.: `Essential molecular dynamics—first steps towards a virtual RNA lab.'

L. TARTAR, Carnegie-Mellon and MPI Leipzig

2 Mar.: `H-measures and their variants.'

I. FONSECA, Carnegie-Mellon and MPI Leipzig)

9 Mar.: `A-quasiconvexity: lower semicontinuity and young measures.'


MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Romance Linguistics Seminar

DR DELIA BENTLEY, Manchester, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in the basement, 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: M.D. Maiden, MA, D.Phil., Professor of the Romance Languages.

Subject: `Formal and functional analyses of the grammaticalisation of habere. Evidence from Sicilian.'


MODERN HISTORY

PROFESSOR STIG FÖRSTER, Berne, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 February, in the Examination Schools.

Convener: H.J.O. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern History.

Subject: `Germany's military élite and the origins of the First World War.'


MUSIC

The following public lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Holywell Music Room.

ANTHONY GRAY

Mon. 16 Feb.: `The reconstruction of Brahms' String Quintet, op. 34.' (For information on a related concert, see `Notices' above)

DR LINDA AUSTERN, Folger Library, Washington, DC

Wed. 18 Feb.: `The Siren, the Muse, and the God of Love: music and gender in the seventeenth- century emblem books.'


SOCIAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Nuffield College.

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

PROFESSOR NELSON W. POLSBY, Berkeley

Tue. 10 Feb., Chester Room: `A new encyclopaedia of the social and behavioural sciences.'

NEIL J. OXMAN, President, the Campaign Group, Inc.

Thur. 12 Feb., Large Lecture Room: `Designing campaign adverts in the television age.' (Workshop; with video examples)


THEOLOGY

The study of religions: method and application

Unless indicated otherwise, the following interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Council Room, Mansfield College.

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, B.Litt., MA, Regius Professor of Divinity, and W.M. Morgan (MA Lancaster), Lecturer in World Religion, Mansfield College.

PROFESSOR K. KLOSTERMAIER, Manitoba

13 Feb.: `Participant observation in the study of Hinduism.'

THE REVD PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER ROWLAND

20 Feb.: `Judaism in the study of Christian origins.'

PROFESSOR H. MCLEOD, Otago

27 Feb.: `History and tradition in the study of the Sikh faith.'

DR K. KNOTT, Leeds

6 Mar.: `Community and locality in the study of religions.'

PROFESSOR M. PYE, Marburg

13 Mar., Nissan Institute: `Studying religions in Japan.'


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting 1998

Intangible (intellectual) capital: measurement, valuation, and reporting issues

PROFESSOR BARUCH LEY, New York University, will deliver the P.D. Leake Lectures in Accounting at the times shown below in the Department for Continuing Education. Each lecture will be followed by a one-and-a-half-hour discussion period.

Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Deborah Lisburne of the Said Business School (telephone: Oxford 228521, e-mail: Deborah.Lisburne@obs.ox.ac.uk). A detailed synopsis of each lecture is available on request.

Wed. 18 Mar., 9 a.m.: `Intangibles---the evidence: cost--benefit relationships and capital market consequences.'

Wed. 18 Mar., 2 p.m.: `Intangibles---the harms: private and social adverse effects of the deficient public disclosure about intangible investments.'

Thur. 19 Mar., 9 a.m.: `Intangibles---the solutions: proposed changes in the measurement, valuation, and reporting of intangibles.'


COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR GERARD HUET, INRIA, France, will deliver the Strachey Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Building, the Computing Laboratory.

Subject: `Prooflets: a general paradigm for auto-certifiable mobile code and its implementation in the Coq Proof Assistant.'

Departmental Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. The co-ordinators are Professor W.F. McColl and Professor L.N. Trefethen (telephone: Oxford (2)73829/(2)73886).

DR L. CARDELLI, Cambridge

10 Feb.: `Abstractions for mobile computation.'

PROFESSOR D. KEYES, ICASE and Old Dominion University

10 Mar.: `Architectural and algorithmic prospects for petaflops.'


MAISON FRANÇAISE

PROFESSOR A. DOUADY, Paris–Orsay, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 9 February, in the Maison Française. The lecture is related to the exhibition `Un Monde Fractal', organised by the Maison Française in association with the Museum of the History of Science
(see further details in `Notices' above).

Subject: `Fractal dynamics: construction and structure.'


MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

The Garden, the Ark, the Tower, the Temple: Biblical Metaphors of Knowledge in early modern Europe

This series of public lectures, linked to an exhibition at the Bodleian Library, will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street.

S. MANDELBROTE

5 Feb.: `The garden.'

J. BENNETT

12 Feb.: `The ark.'

S. MANDELBROTE

19 Feb.: `The tower.'

J. BENNETT

26 Feb.: `The temple.'


CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture 1998

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON, Creative Writing Program, Princeton University, will deliver the F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Getting round: notes towards an Ars Poetica.'


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Black people and British history (postgraduate seminar)

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the New Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College.

Conveners: W. Beinart, MA, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations, P. Alexander (Ph.D. London), Research Fellow, St Antony's College, and S. Sandhu, M.St., Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College.

S. SANDHU

5 Feb.: `Swarthy Londoners down the ages: descriptions of the capital by Africans, Caribbeans, and South Asians.'

M. SHERWOOD, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London

12 Feb.: `Claudia Jones in Britain, 1955–64.'

N. MYERS, Merchant Taylors' School, Liverpool

19 Feb.: `Reconstructing the black past.'

M. DRESSER, University of the West of England

26 Feb.: `Ethics, evidence, and memory: new approaches to the history of Bristol's African slave trade.'

S. BOURNE

5 Mar.: `Black in the British frame—black people in British film and television, 1896–1996.'

L. TABILI, Arizona

12 Mar.: `Reconstructing black migration to and through the imperial metropolis—problems and possibilities.'


Conference: African Studies and the History of Science

Matrices of scientific knowledge and practice in colonial Africa: institutions, disciplines, projects, and people

This conference will be held on Saturday, 7 March, in the Buttery, St Antony's College.

Further information may be obtained from Helen Denham (telephone: Oxford 310402, e-mail: hdenham@gn.apc.org).

11 a.m.–1 p.m.

G. EMEAGWALI, Connecticut State: `Science and colonialism: the African case.'

H. DENHAM: `Africa as a "living laboratory": the African Research Survey and Science in Africa, 1925–45.'

Commentator: Saul Dubow (Sussex).

2–3.45 p.m

L. SCHUMAKER, Manchester: `Ecology, culture, and agriculture: the social geography of anthropological fieldwork in late colonial Zambia.'

S. MILTON, Institute of Commonwealth Studies: `The impact of western veterinarian medicine in colonial Africa: a preliminary survey.'

4.15–6 p.m.

C. BONNEUIL, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science: `Villages on trial: agricultural scientists and the building of the developmentalist state in tropical Africa, 1930–70.'

P. RICHARDS, the Agriculture University, The Netherlands: `Unintentional science: farmer gene pools and colonial seed exchanges.'

Commentator: Raufu Mustapha (Oxford).


Konrad Adenauer Lecture

PROFESSOR DR KURT BIEDENKOPF, MdL, Prime Minister of Saxony, will deliver the Konrad Adenauer Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 17 February, in the Examination Schools. The meeting will be chaired by Sir Marrack Goulding, Warden of St Antony's College.

Subject: `Germany's transformation after unification: problems and achievements in the new federal states.'


Middle East Centre

The Friends of the Arab League and Middle East Centre Special Lecture

H.E. ESMAT ABD AL-MEGUID, Secretary General, the League of Arab States, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Arab nationalism at the turn of the century.'


ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

MARTIN BELL, MP, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Friday, 13 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Making a difference: the case for principled journalism.'


TRINITY COLLEGE

Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture

VIKRAM SETH will deliver the Richard Hillary Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 February, in the St Cross Building.


OED FORUM

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House. BERNARD O'DONOGHUE

Wed. 11 Feb.: `Irish poetic language before Yeats.'

DR P. DURKIN, Senior Editor, OED

Thur. 5 Mar.: `Root and branch: retracing OED's etymologies.'


FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Pauling Human Sciences Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome, but are asked to make a contribution to the Friends' Purchasing Fund.

J. RYLE, columnist, The Guardian; anthropologist and aid worker

11 Feb.: `The price of survival: filming in southern Sudan.'

Z. KINGDON, film maker (including Beyond the Clouds)

11 Mar.: `The Bai women and children of Heqing: village culture and festivities.'

K. CHANDLER, historian of English dance

Wed. 8 Apr.: `Covert culture: the Morris dance tradition in the English South Midlands until 1900.'


FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture

SIR WALTER BODMER, FRS, President, Hertford College, will deliver the Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Tickets are available from Rewley House.

Subject: `The Book of Man: genetics for health and welfare.'


Lecture

SIR JOHN JOHNSON, Director, Foreign Service Programme, and TOM PAKENHAM will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Tickets are available from Rewley House.

Subject: `A walk in northern Ethiopia.'


ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (OXFORD BRANCH)

Oxford Science Lecture Series

PROFESSOR WENDY SAVAGE, gynaecologist, Bart's and London University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 March, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture is open to the public. Admission (including refreshments) costs £1.50. Tickets
will be available at the door, or may be booked by contacting Dr Elizabeth Griffin (telephone: (2)73345, e-mail: remg@astro.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Are there limits to reproductive choice?'


Grants and Research Funding

Contents of this section:

[
Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or recurrent entry.]

  • RESEARCH SERVICES OFFICE
  • RESEARCH AND EQUIPMENT COMMITTEE

Examinations and Boards

Contents of this section:

[
Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or recurrent entry.]

  • BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES
    • Election of one Official Member
  • SPECIAL LECTURE LIST
    • Trinity Term 1998
  • CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS
  • CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS
  • EXAMINATION SCHOOLS
    • Accommodation for Lectures
  • CHANGES IN REGULATIONS
    • Boards of the Faculties of Literae Humaniores and Physical Sciences
  • EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Election of one Official Member

An election will be held on Thursday, 12 March to fill a vacancy for an official member (vice Professor D.G. Pettifor, resigned), to hold office from the date of the election until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1998.

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, 16 February, and nominations by six electors up to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 March.


SPECIAL LECTURE LIST

Trinity Term 1998

The Special Lecture List for Trinity Term 1998 will appear shortly before term, at the same time as the ordinary Lecture Lists. It will include all appropriate lectures for Trinity Term published in the Gazette during Hilary Term, and also
lectures of which details are received by Thursday, 19 March.

Items for the Special Lecture List should be forwarded to Miss E. Williamson, Gazette and Lecture Lists Assistant, Press Office, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB (telephone: (2)78121, fax: (2)78180, e-mail: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).


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, 2, and 3 (Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 1047–8), 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 himself inform the Vice-Chancellor and see that notice of them is duly published in the University Gazette.


CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1998

Honour Schools

Modern History: M.H. CONWAY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Balliol

Physiological Sciences: K.L. DORRINGTON, BM, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of University (address: University Laboratory of Physiology)

Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: A.J. PARKER, MA, Fellow of St John's (address: Archaeological Institute)


Master of Philosophy

Byzantine Studies: M.C.M. MANGO, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's (address: Archaeological Institute)

Latin American Studies T.R. THORP, MA, Fellow of St Antony's


Master of Science

Public Policy in Latin America\: M. DEAS, OBE, MA, Fellow of St Antony's


Master of Studies

Byzantine Studies: M.C.M. MANGO, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's (address: Archaeological Institute)


Music (Musicology): J.A. CALDWELL, B.MUS., MA, D.PHIL., Keble (address: Music Faculty)


Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine

Year 3: J.I. BELL, MA, DM, Fellow of Magdalen (address: Department of Clinical Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital)


EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for Lectures

Trinity Term 1998

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 1998 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 writing-schools 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.


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 20 February.

Boards of the Faculties of Literae Humaniores and Physical Sciences

Preliminary Examination in Physics and Philosophy

With immediate effect

In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 108, delete l. 22, and in l. 23 renumber cl. 4 as cl. 3.


EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Anthropology and Geography

G.M. BLUMBERG, Wolfson: `Evaluation of trends in surface temperature extremes'.

Computing Services, Wednesday, 11 February, 10.30 a.m.

Examiners: A.J. Robson, P. Griffiths.


Biological Sciences

S. BENZ, St Anne's: `Studies on the alpha and beta subunits of the H+- atpase from Rhodospirillum rubrum'.

Department of Biochemistry, Wednesday, 4 March, 1 p.m.

Examiners: M. Baltscheffsky, D.B. Wigley.

R. NAWROTZKI, Oriel: `Molecular analysis of dystrobrevin'.

Institute of Molecular Medicine, Tuesday, 10 February,

2 p.m.

Examiners: A.C. Vincent, G. Dickson.


Clinical Medicine

S. A. CLARK, Green College: `A clinical chemistry-based epidemiological study of the main causes of myocardial infarction'.

Green College, Wednesday, 11 February, 10 a.m.

Examiners: M. Clarke, S. Hankinson.

N. FEAR, Wolfson: `Paternal occupation and childhood cancer: an analysis of routinely collected death certification data'.

Childhood Cancer Research Group, 57 Woodstock Road, Thursday, 19 February, 11 a.m.

Examiners: G.J. Draper, P.A. McKinney.


English Language and Literature

C. CONNAL, Linacre: `Dravpadi, sati, savitri: the question of women's identity in colonial discourse theory'.

University, Friday, 13 March, 2.30 p.m.

Examiners: J. Mee, R.S. Rajan.

C. SAENZ, St Catherine's: `Thomas Traherne's view of language in Restoration England'.

Examination Schools, Wednesday, 11 February, 11 a.m.

Examiners: N. Smith, J.F. Maule.


Literae Humaniores

E. SINI, Hertford: `Studies in the choice and iconography of everyday scenes and fourth-century Athenian vases'.

Ashmolean Museum, Tuesday, 17 February, 11.30 a.m.

Examiners: D.C. Kurtz, F. Lisarrague.


Mathematical Sciences

D. KIRK, Worcester: `Parameter estimation for implicit statistical models with applications to rainfall data'.

Nuffield, Wednesday, 11 March, 2 p.m.

Examiners: P. Diggle, D. Cox.

XIN-SHE YANG, Corpus Christi: `Mathematical modelling of compaction and diagenesis in sedimentary basins'.

Dartington House, Friday, 27 February, 2 p.m.

Examiners: H. Ockendon, D.L. Turcotte.


Modern History

L. KASSELL, Wolfson: `Simon Forman's philosophy of medicine: medicine, astrology, and alchemy in London, c.1580–1611'.

Linacre, Friday, 13 March, 2 p.m.

Examiners: D.S.T. Clark, P.A. Slack.

S. PANAYOTOVA, Jesus: `Typological interpretation and illustration of English psalters c.1150–c.1250'.

Examination Schools, Friday, 13 February, 2.30 p.m.

Examiners: T.A. Heslop, A. Murray.


Physical Sciences

R. BEAVINGTON, University: `Porphyrin arrays'.

Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Saturday, 7 February, 2 p.m.

Examiners: J.K.M. Sanders, C.J. Schofield.

D.J. COOKE, Wolfson: `Neutron reflection from interfacial systems under various conditions'.

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Monday, 9 March, 11 a.m.

Examiners: T. Cosgrove, R.G. Compton.

A. STASSINAKIS, Wolfson: `A study of the atmospheric neutrino flavour content using the Soudan 2 detector'.

Nuclear, Astrophysics and Particle Physics Laboratory, Monday, 9 February, 2 p.m.

Examiners: D.L. Wark, T. Jones.


Physiological Sciences

J. HANLEY, Keble: `Synaptocology of major afferents to sub-compartments of the neostriatum in the rat'.

Department of Pharmacology, Wednesday, 25 February, 10.30 a.m.

Examiners: S. Totterdell, G.W. Arbuthnott.


Psychological Studies

T. SPARKES, Wolfson: `Personality, mood, and daily work stress'.

Department of Experimental Psychology, Monday, 2 March, 2 p.m.

Examiners: A. Steptoe, G. Claridge.


Theology

P. WALDAU, Christ Church: `Speciesism in Christianity and Buddhism'.

Examination Schools, Tuesday, 24 February, 11 a.m.

Examiners: N.J. Biggar, T.J. Gorringe.


Colleges, Halls, and Societies

Contents of this section:

  • OBITUARIES
    • Merton College
    • St Edmund Hall
    • St Hilda's College
  • MEMORIAL SERVICES
    • All Souls College
    • Oriel College and Somerville College
  • COMMEMORATION
    • All Souls College
  • ELECTIONS
    • Brasenose College
    • Magdalen College
    • St Hilda's College
    • St Hugh's College
    • Trinity College

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OBITUARIES

Merton College

JOHN PEARCE GOULD, 27 August 1997; commoner 1933–7. Aged 83.

ARTHUR MONTAGUE HARVIE, 10 December 1997; commoner 1934–7. Aged 82.

LESLIE ALFRED GEORGE HARROP, 19 July 1997; postmaster 1929–32. Aged 87.

NICHOLAS JENNINGS, 10 August 1997; commoner 1968–76. Aged 52.

DAVID LINDSAY MORISON, 8 September 1997; postmaster 1939–40 and 1945–7. Aged 76.

MICHAEL JOHN POULTON, 11 January 1998; exhibitioner 1939–41. Aged 77.


St Edmund Hall

DAVID HENRY EDWARD WAINWRIGHT, MA, 5 January 1998; commoner 1949–52. Aged 68.


St Hilda's College

ALICE CATHERINE ELIZABETH HOLT (née Suley), MA (PH.D. London), 22 January 1998; scholar 1940–4. Aged 75.

DORIS BILTON LICKES, MA, DIP. ED., 19 January 1998; commoner 1922–6. Aged 94.


MEMORIAL SERVICES

All Souls College

A Memorial Service for ALFRED LESLIE ROWSE, CH, MA, D.LITT., DCL, FBA, F.R.HIST.S., FRSL, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 7 February, in the chapel, All Souls College.


Oriel College and Somerville College

A Memorial Service for LADY NORMA HULL DALRYMPLE- CHAMPNEYS, MA, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 28 February, in the chapel, Oriel College.


COMMEMORATION

All Souls College

A Commemoration of SIR ISAIAH BERLIN, OM, KT., CBE, MA, FBA, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, 21 March, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets may be obtained from the Warden's Secretary, All Souls College, Oxford OX1 4AL.


ELECTIONS

Brasenose College

To an Honorary Fellowship:

THE RT. HON. LORD SAVILLE


Magdalen College

To an Instrumental Award:

REBECCA LEYTON, formerly of Chetham's School of Music, Manchester


St Hilda's College

To Honorary Fellowships (with immediate effect):

THE HON. MRS JUSTICE LE PICHON, BA, BCL

MRS HELEN GRINDROD, QC, MA


St Hugh's College

To a Tutorial Fellowship in Philosophy:

CAROLYN SUSAN PRICE, MA, B.PHIL., D.PHIL.


Trinity College

To a Greenhill Scholarship in Medicine: PHILIP JOHN CLAMP, formerly of Long Eaton Community School

To a Ford Scholarship in History: MARTIN WILLIAM DUSINBERRE, formerly of Hills Road Sixth-Form College, Cambridge


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  • Oxford University Museum of Natural History
  • Bodleian Shop
  • The Royal Shakespeare Company
  • Oxford Bach Choir
  • Tuition Offered
  • Services Offered
  • Domestic Services
  • Situations Vacant
  • Houses to Let
  • Flats to Let
  • Accommodation Offered
  • Accommodation Sought
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Oxford University Museum of Natural History

While visiting the current (until 7 Mar.) BG Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, do call at the shop where the souvenir portfolio (£2) and the full range of related postcards are in stock. Any remaining wildlife calendars and
diaries now at reduced prices. Museum open 12–5 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Sales enquiries: tel.: Oxford (2)72961.


Bodleian Shop

Bargains in the Bodleian Shop; many items reduced to half-price in our annual sale which continues through Jan. and Feb. Please note opening hours in Jan., Feb., and Mar. are 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Find us in the entrance to the Old Library, access
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The Royal Shakespeare Company

The RSC has received sponsorship to allow groups of young people, aged 14–25, to see its plays in Stratford for £10 each. The sponsorship enables the RSC to pay the group's cost of hiring a coach to Stratford and to upgrade to stalls
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Oxford Bach Choir

Oxford Bach Choir will be giving the second performance of Nicholas Maw's Hymnus on Sat. 14 Mar. 1998; 7.30 p.m. in the Sheldonian Theatre. This work for mixed choir and orchestra was commissioned and first performed by the Choir on the
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Professor seeks part-time book-keeper and/or secretary for approximately half a day p.w., times flexible. North Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 515023.

The ELT Dictionaries Department of Oxford University Press seeks freelance lexicographers (mother tongue German) and freelance translators (English–German or German–English). Candidates with a background in lexicography and/or TEFL should
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Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine: a Departmental Secretary/Library Assistant is required to provide support for staff and researchers in the Wellcome Unit, a small and friendly department within the Faculty of Modern History.
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0118 9289500.

Flat on second (top) floor of purpose-built block, Osberton Road, Summertown. Fully furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, etc., plus washer/drier, fridge/freezer, gas c.h., shower, garage, garden access. Living- room
and 2 double bedrooms. Available to non-smokers from mid Feb. £620 p.c.m. for 1-year lease; £650 p.c.m. for 6-month lease. Tel.: Oxford 727650, e-mail: binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk.


Accommodation Offered

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

Short-term holiday lets. Comfortable, well- equipped cottages, 12 miles west of Oxford, on good bus route, in attractive Cotswold market town of Witney. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 771014.

Bed-and breakfast available in the warm comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the city centre and all main university buildings; a stone's throw from the
river, parks, excellent pubs and restaurants, and a 9–9 corner shop. All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea- and coffee-making facilities, c.h., and independent heating. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879, mobile:
0374 434489.

Horspath village: room to let, suit mature or postgraduate student, non-smoker, own transport advisable. Use of kitchen/dining-room and garden. Available 1 Feb. £60 p.w.. Tel.: Oxford 875854 (eve.).

Newly-furnished single room in pleasant house, quiet area close to University Parks and science area. Share kitchen/bathroom/lounge with one other. £250 p.c.m. inclusive (except telephone). Tel.: Oxford (2)70369 (day)/240196 (eve.).


Accommodation Sought

American family–professor, spouse, and four well-behaved children ages 3 to 12–seeks furnished house in North Oxford area; 4/5 bedrooms, quiet room for study a must. One year beginning Aug. 1998. Contact W. I. Miller, e-mail: wimiller@umich.edu.

Considering letting? It might just be worthwhile telephoning us for an informal appraisal of your property. We have applicants waiting to rent in and around Oxford, from studio to large family house. Contact FPD Savills, Residential Lettings
and Management, tel.: Oxford 726000.

Visiting Australian doctor and wife seek furnished 2/3-bedroom house/flat in reasonable proximity to John Radcliffe hospital, Mar.–end Jun. 1998. Tel.: Oxford 220817(day)/510338 (eve.).

Visiting scholar seeks furnished flat, Apr.–Jun. 1998, for 3 people. Prefer North Oxford or near St Ebbe's CE School. Please contact Prof. Ivan Jaksic in the USA, tel.: 219 259 1938, e-mail: Ivan.Jaksic.1@nd.edu.

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. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax:
764777.

Visiting Italian academic couple (both non- smokers) with baby (3 months) seeks furnished accommodation; 1/2 bedroom flat for Apr.–Sep. 1998; preferably central/North Oxford. Tel.: 00 39 40 676936 (work)/350075 (home), fax: 6763903, e-mail:
geremia@univ.trieste.it Local contact: Prof. L. N. Johnson, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Oxford, tel.: (2)75365, e-mail: jthorp@biop.ox.ac.uk.

Italian postdoctoral researcher seeks furnished accommodation for 2–3 years, from Mar. 1998, in or near central Oxford, ideally 1-double-bedroom flat in £400–£500 p.c.m. range. Please fax: 0039 6 8689 8859, e-mail: pazzaglia@casaccia.enea.it,
or write to: Dr M. Axton, Department of Zoology, Oxford OX1 3PS.


Accommodation Sought to Rent or Exchange

American professional family spending Michaelmas Term 1998 in Oxford requires house, at least 4 bedrooms, fairly central position, from Sep. Willing to rent or exchange for house in Atlanta, with 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, in historic district,
minutes away from Emory University, US Center for Disease Control, and Georgia State and Georgia Tech. Universities. Please write to Deborah Scroggins at 1173 St Louis Pl., Atlanta, GA 30306, tel.: 404 249 9844, e-mail: deblane@msn.com. Local enquiries
to Wendy James, tel.: Oxford (2)74677/559041, fax: 559200.

Visiting Italian academic couple (both non- smokers) with baby (3 months) seeks furnished accommodation; 1/2 bedroom flat; for Apr.–Sep. 1998. Prefer central/North Oxford. Tel.: 00 39 40 6763936 (work)/350075 (home), fax: 6763903, e-mail:
geremia@univ.trieste.it. Local contact: Prof. L. N. Johnson, Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Oxford, tel.: (2)75365, e-mail: jthorpe@biop.ox.ac.uk,


Student Vacation Exchange

Swiss academic family, resident in Berlin, seeks language visit for son, Niklaus (d.o.b. 11/6/83) Father is a professor at the Freie Universität Berlin; mother teaches German, French, and Italian as a foreign language. They would like
their son to spend 2–3 weeks with a family in Oxford, preferably 4–24 April (but from 13 Jul. also possible). In exchange, they would offer hospitality in Berlin for a child of similar age who is learning German. Please contact Elizabeth Tucker, tel.:
Oxford 331416 (eve. or weekend), e-mail: elizabeth.tucker@oriental-institute.ox.ac.uk.


Holiday Lets

Provence: sleeps 6—luxury 3-bedroom apartment in 17th-c. chateau with views to the Gorge du Verdon. Pool, tennis, gardens, lakes, river, sailing, walking, windsurfing, drive to skiing. Log fire and heating. Real home with books, satellite
T.V., dishwasher, etc. Available year round. Tel.: Oxford 510542.

Gaunt Hill Cottage and Fisherman's Loft offer charming accommodation; each sleeps 4, on the edge of the pretty village of Standlake, equidistant from Oxford and the Cotswolds. Situated in 4 acres of idyllic gardens by the river Windrush
with resident kingfishers, swans, ducks, and moor hens. Private trout and coarse fishing also available. Tel.: Oxford 300227 or 01235 847494, fax: 01235 848204.

Keravel in the heart of Brittany. Cottages round the cobbled courtyard of a 15th-c. manoir. Hills, woods, silence. One hour from numerous beaches and harbours, and near the standing stones of Carnac. Details from Penny Allen, tel.: Oxford
556507.

Czech Republic: fairytale woodland cottage 30 minutes' drive from Prague; sleeps 4. Lake for swimming/boating, views, walks, wood fires, mushrooms, castles. Good food and wine still a bargain! English speaking owner. Available May–Oct.,
from £240 p.w. Tel.: 0171 373 0667.

French Farmhouse in Aveyron, available from now until end May, also Jul., and from September. Four rooms plus bathroom and well equipped kitchen. Set in own grounds in small village. From £500 p.c.m., plus phone and electricity. Dr D.
Martin, tel.: Oxford 559061.

Pembrokeshire National Park. Escape the crowds! Holiday cottage in idyllic cliff-top situation overlooking St Bride's Bay. Cliff walking, safe sandy beaches, simply but comfortably furnished; sleeps 8/9. Gas lighting, fridge/freezer,
water heater, etc. Available Apr.–Oct. Tel.: 01562 777234.

Habla Espanol en Espana organises holidays for students of Spanish in very select family homes in Madrid and La Coruna, for 1 week or longer. Prices include air fares. CORUS Centro de Lengua Espanola. Tel.: Oxford 249558.

Nerja, Costa del Sol: luxury villa, sleeps up to 8. Walking distance pool, beach, amenities. Lovely mountain views. All mod. cons., inc. washing machine and satellite TV. Excellent value. Jan Chaundy, tel.: 01234 351554.

Rome: 5 minutes' walk from Tuscolana station (linked to Fiumicino airport with a train service which runs every 15 minutes). Well-furnished apartment; light and airy; 4th floor with lift; 2 bedrooms, living/dining-room, bathroom. Sleeps
4; linen provided. Buses to Piazza Navona, Colosseum, Roman Forum, and city centre; underground station (5 minutes' walk) is connected to Spanish Steps (15 minutes) and St Peter's (25 minutes). £250 p.w. (whole apartment); £180 p.w. (1 bedroom); prices
inc. bills. Tel. (Italy): 765 63518, fax: 765 63578, e-mail: v- lattea@fabaris.it.

Tarn-et-Garonne: fine old stone house, lovingly restored, many original features, large garden. Situated in friendly, rural village, with shops, post office, café, tennis court. Within easy reach of Cordes, Albi, Najac, Gaillac. Sleeps
6/8 in comfort. Separate bathroom and shower, up- and downstairs w.c., dishwasher, washing machine. Good walking, riding canoeing, restaurants, markets, and local colour. Colour photos. Tel.: Oxford 515311.


House for Sale

Spacious, detached, chalet-style house in attractive south Oxfordshire village. Oxford 20 minutes' drive, 10 minutes' train; London 40 minutes (from Didcot). Three bedrooms, self-contained studio, superb views, no chain. £200,000 o.n.o.
Tel.: 01235 512102.


Properties for sale at Oxford Waterside

Central North Oxford/Jericho. Classically styled homes built by nationally renowned quality house-builders, Berkeley Homes. Properties available include: 2-bedroom apartments from £118,500; 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom houses from £169,500;
4- bedroom, 3-storey houses with garages from £275,000. Marketing suite and show homes open daily, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 311449, or 726000/515000 (joint selling agents, Savills and Thomas Merrifield). n


Diary

Contents of this section:

  • Friday 6 February
  • Sunday 8 February
  • Monday 9 February
  • Tuesday 10 February
  • Wednesday 11 February
  • Thursday 12 February
  • Friday 13 February
  • Sunday 15 February
  • Monday 16 February
  • Tuesday 17 February
  • Wednesday 18 February
  • Thursday 19 February

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 Office Web site.


Friday 6 February

DR J. PFAFF-CZARNECKA: `Ritual distances, territorial divisions: land, power, and identity in central Nepal' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Land and territoriality'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The cup that cheers: vessels for hot drinks', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR R.R. DAVIES: `The Anglicisation of the British Isles' (Ford Lectures in British History: `Beyond the English state: power, societies, and identities in the British Isles, 1093–1343'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D. FINKELSTEIN: `From print to popular culture: tracing the history of the "Battle of Dorking" ' (seminar series `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), North Lecture Room, St John's, 5 p.m.


Sunday 8 February

THE REVD PETER SOUTHWELL preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

CHRIST CHURCH Picture Gallery exhibition opens: `House Work'—work by Christ Church art students studying at the Ruskin School (until 3 March).


Monday 9 February

G. BODEKER: `Medicinal plant biodiversity---linking human health, conservation, and traditional cultural values' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. EKMAN: `Darwin dismissed: why his book on "The Expression of the Emotions" was ignored for nearly a century' (Cognitive Neuroscience Seminar), Lecture Theatre A, Department of Experimental Psychology, 4.30 p.m.

DR J. ASHTON: `Paul the mystic' (Wilde Lectures: `The religion of the apostle Paul'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. DOUADY: `Fractal dynamics: construction and structure' (lecture, related to current exhibition at the Maison Française `Un Monde Fractal'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

O. FILLIEULE: `Issues in the methodology of data collection on protest events: lessons from the French case' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

SIR KENNETH CALMAN: `Plagues of the millennium' (Green College Lectures: `Plagues'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.


Tuesday 10 February

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Oxfordshire in the Ashmolean: the last three centuries', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

J. WILLETT: `Absorbing Brecht' (Brecht Centenary Lecture: series of events to mark the centenary of the birth of Bertolt Brecht), Taylor Institution, 12 noon.

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `A systems approach to learning, applied to organisational learning and the higher education system' (Professor Diana Laurillard), Schools, 2.30 p.m. (see information above).

DR TOM KUHN introduces showing of Die Dreigroschenoper (The Threepenny Opera), by G.W. Pabst (series of events to mark the centenary of the birth of Bertolt Brecht), Taylor Institution, 3 p.m.

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH: `The House of Lords' (Waynflete Lectures: `Parliament in a changing world'), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. SAYER: `Linking universities across Europe: principles, practicalities, and perspectives' (Wolfson College Lectures 1998: `The idea of a university', the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.).

R. CLIFT: `The emergence of industrial ecology' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

R. DÉMORIS: `Destin et paradoxes de la hiérarchie des genres entre Félibien et Diderot' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL ANCRAM, MP, and Andrew Adonis: `Is English regional government necessary?' (seminar series: `A Britain for the twenty-first century: the debate on constitutional change'), Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

EVA MEIER performs Brecht songs, with music by Kurt Weill and Hanns Eisler, Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m. (series of events to mark the centenary of the birth of Bertolt Brecht).


Wednesday 11 February

S. MANDELBROTE: `John Locke's books' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

PROFESSOR K. WEIL-GARRIS BRANDT: `The "primacy of sculpture" ' (Slade Lectures: `Michelangelo at the millennium'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

SIR WALTER BODMER: `The Book of Man: genetics for health and welfare' (Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket, available from Rewley House after 1 February).

PROFESSOR S. FÖRSTER: `Germany's military élite and the origins of the First World War' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

B. O'DONOGHUE: `Irish poetic language before Yeats' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

G. JAEGER: `The new EU Refugee Law' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.


Thursday 12 February

DR D. MILLS: `Situating "development": reworking transnational feminisms in Uganda' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, culture, and development—new theoretical directions'), Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Dealing with harassment', 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR L. MITCHELL: `England and 1848' (`From Reform to Reaction: the revolutions in Europe, 1848'—a series of commemorative lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

R. HARRIS: `The political emergence of Lourdes' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H.-H. MÜLLER: `Love—Not—Memory. An interpretation of Bertolt Brecht: "Erinnerung an die Marie A."/Remembering Marie A.' (series: `The Brecht Centenary—"Streit under Gelächter": a seminar on Brecht's poetry'), Lecture Room 6, New College, 5.15
p.m.

DR O. RACKHAM: `Boundaries and country planning: ancient and modern' (Linacre Lectures: `The environment and historical change'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.


Friday 13 February

DR D. COOPER: `Discourses of place among Orthodox Jews in London; symbolic domains, religious rights, and the cultural contract' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Land and territoriality'), Institute of Social Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

MARTIN BELL, MP: `Making a difference: the case for principled journalism' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 4.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.R. DAVIES: `Political heartlands and political outbacks' (Ford Lectures in British History: `Beyond the English state: power, societies, and identities in the British Isles, 1093–1343'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CORMAC Ó GRÁDA: `Fleeing from famine: the Irish in New York' (Sir John Hicks Lecture in Economic History), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. ROPER: `Germany in the European Union' (Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `Germany, Europe, and the world'), Old Library, All Souls College, 5 p.m.

DR P. MCDONALD: `Reading books: "The Lake Isle of Innisfree" through the 1890s' (seminar series `From text to book: new studies in literature and history'), North Lecture Room, St John's, 5 p.m.


Sunday 15 February

THE REVD PROFESSOR DUNCAN FORRESTER preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 16 February

P. O'KEEFE: `Natural hazards, complex emergencies, and environmental rehabilitation' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

PHYSICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 12 March (one official member): nominations by two members to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

DR J. ASHTON: `Paul the apostle' (Wilde Lectures: `The religion of the apostle Paul'), Schools, 5 p.m.

B. DOHERTY: `Understanding tactical innovation in the British anti-roads protests' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

A. GRAY: `The reconstruction of Brahms' String Quintet, op. 34' (public lecture), Holywell Music Room, 5.15 p.m. (relates to concert, below).

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET (with Pal Banda, cello) perform works by Haydn, Mozart, and Brahms, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).


Tuesday 17 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM exhibition opens: `Nineteenth-century French and German drawings from the Grete Ring bequest' (until 19 April).

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Information overload—beat the bumph!' (academic staff), 9.15 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, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `New disciplines, new teaching?' (Professor Ronald Barnett), Schools, 2.30 p.m. (see information above).

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH: `The House of Commons' (Waynflete Lectures: `Parliament in a changing world'), Schools, 5 p.m.

R. JACKSON, MP: `The universities, government, and society' (Wolfson College Lectures 1998: `The idea of a university', the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.).

D. SLATER: `Environmental risk assessment' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminars), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

P. CROWTHER: `Problems in the definition of art' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. DAVID CURRY, MP, Dr Phyllis Starkey, MP, and Professor John Stewart: `Should local government be a partner of national government or its agent?' (seminar series: `A Britain for the twenty-first century: the debate on constitutional change'),
Lecture Theatre, New Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR K. BIEDENKOPF: `Germany's transformation after unification: problems and achievements in the new federal states' (Konrad Adenauer Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.


Wednesday 18 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Conservation of pictorial art: paintings, frames, and works on paper', 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Cost: £10. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR K. WEIL-GARRIS BRANDT: `The "liberator of architecture" ' (Slade Lectures: `Michelangelo at the millennium'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

DR N. VAN HEAR: `The mass exodus, dispersal, and regrouping of migrant communities' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR L. AUSTERN: `The Siren, the Muse, and the God of Love: music and gender in the seventeenth-century emblem books' (public lecture), Holywell Music Room, 5.15 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET perform works by Mozart, Tippett, and Beethoven, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4 from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door).


Thursday 19 February

DR S. RAI: `Developing explanations for difference(s): gender and village level democracy in India and China' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, culture, and development—new theoretical directions'), Queen Elizabeth House,
2 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. MULDOON: `Getting round: notes towards an Ars Poetica' (F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

HE ESMAT ABD AL-MEGUID: `Arab nationalism at the turn of the century' (lecture), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. POGGE VON STRANDMANN: `Germany' (`From Reform to Reaction: the revolutions in Europe, 1848'—a series of commemorative lectures), Schools, 5 p.m.

O. HUFTON: `Laïcisation, catholicism, republicanism: finding a space for feminism' (seminar), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

C. DELANO SMITH: `Sight, memory, and maps in travelling since the Middle Ages' (Oxford Seminars in Cartography), Bodleian, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. BOA: `Countering the anxiety of impotence: power and authority in Brecht's Svendborg collection' (series: `The Brecht Centenary—"Streit under Gelächter": a seminar on Brecht's poetry'), Lecture Room 6, New College, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR C.V. PHYTHIAN-ADAMS: `Environments and identities: landscape as cultural projection in the English provincial past' (Linacre Lectures: `The environment and historical change'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

LORD NOLAN: `Integrity and corruption in public life' (Thomas More Lecture), University Catholic Chaplaincy, 6 p.m.