6 February 1997 - No 4426

Oxford University Gazette

6 February 1997


 


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CONGREGATION 3 February

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 3 February.

Text of Special Resolution

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

REGINALD PHILIP CARR, Balliol College

BRONWYN HUGHES HALL, Nuffield College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 3 February

1 Decrees

Council has made the following decrees, to come into effect on 21 February.

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Change in timetable for elections to the Clinical Medicine Board

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Clinical Medicine Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, changes the arrangements for holding elections to the faculty board. Henceforth, nominations of candidates by six members of the faculty shall be made fourteen clear days before the day fixed for the election (rather than eight clear days before) and voting papers shall be sent out not later than the eighth day (rather than the fourth day) before the election day. The change arises from difficulties in voting experienced by members of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine because of the dispersed location of members of the faculty and the fact that the circulation of ballot papers under the usual timetable normally coincided with the Late Spring Bank Holiday weekend, when Oxford hospitals take both the Monday and the Tuesday as holiday. Mr Vice-Chancellor has agreed also under the provisions of Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 5, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1995, p. 235) that in order to ease the difficulties for members of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine, the date of the elections to the Clinical Medicine Board shall be Friday of Seventh Week in Trinity Term, and not Thursday of Sixth Week, the conventional date.

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Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 5, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1995, p. 235), after `by six such persons' insert `, except in the case of elections to the Clinical Medicine Board for which nominations by six such persons shall be submitted fourteen clear days before the election'.

2 Ibid., cl. 5 (1), after `University Offices' insert `; provided that in the case of elections to the Clinical Medicine Board voting papers shall be sent to every elector not later than the eighth day before the day fixed for the election'.

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Decree (2): Establishment of Directorship of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the General Board after consultation with the Committee for the Scientific Collections, effects one of the main recommendations of the recent Review Committee for the University Museum, namely the establishment of a post of Director of the renamed Oxford University Museum of Natural History. The references in the decree to the Committee for the Scientific Collections will be replaced in due course with references to a Board of Visitors which, also in consequence of a recommendation of the review committee, will replace the Committee for the Scientific Collections. The decree establishing the directorship has been made now so that an election may be made from 1 October 1997 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. LXXI (Statutes, 1995, p. 318), insert cll. 5–7: `5. There shall be a Director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History, who shall be appointed by a board of electors consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college with which the directorship is on that occasion associated, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

(4) a person appointed by Council;

(5), (6) two persons appointed by the General Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Committee for the Scientific Collections.

6. The duties of the director shall be:

(a) to be the first officer of the museum, to act for and be generally responsible to the Committee for the Scientific Collections in the exercise of its powers, and to assist the committee in all matters for which it has general responsibility;

(b) to act as secretary to the committee provided always that the committee at its discretion may require the director to withdraw from part or all of any meeting;

(c) to give attendance on at least 200 week-days in each year, provided that the committee may dispense with the director's attendance for such period or periods as it may think fit;

(d) to give twenty-eight lectures or classes in each academic year under the direction of the committee in consultation with the faculty board concerned;

(e) to carry out research in areas relevant to the museum's collections, and to develop the museum as a major centre of research in those fields;

(f) to be responsible for the administrative duties and functions which are normal for a head of department, including the operation of the museum's budget and the disposition of space within the museum's precincts;

(g) to direct and co-ordinate curatorial, display, and public outreach functions of the museum and its collections;

h) to arrange for the appropriate deployment of the museum's staffing, technical, and other resources.

7. Pursuant to the provisions of Tit. VI, Sect. I, cl. 2 (a), the director shall be a member both of the Faculty of Biological Sciences and of the Faculty of Physical Sciences; and pursuant to the provisions of Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 1, cl. 2 (c), the director shall be qualified to be an official member of the boards of either or both of those faculties.'

2 This decree shall have immediate effect, provided that until such time as the first director is appointed, the duties of the Curator of the Museum as defined in Ch. III, Sect. LXXI, cl. 3 shall continue to be performed by the Principal Curator for the time being.

Decree (3): Arrangements for conferment of the title of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Clinical Medicine Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, provides that those on whom the title of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer is conferred in future shall hold the title for five years, and may then be reapproved for successive further periods of up to five years (rather than for five years and then until resignation or retirement from their substantive post).

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Ch. VIII, Sect. V, § 6, cl. 1 (a) (Statutes, 1995, p. 500), delete proviso (i) and substitute: `(i) such a person shall be appointed for an initial period of five years, with a review at the end of the fourth year, and may be reappointed (subject to such review) for further periods of five years with review at the end of the fourth year of each five-year period;'.

2 Ibid. (p. 501), insert cl. 3: `3. Persons shall cease to hold these titles in the event of their resignation or retirement from their substantive appointments.'

3 This decree shall be effective from 1 January 1997, provided that the provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. V, § 6, cl. 1 as they stood before that date shall continue to apply to any person holding the title of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer on 31 December 1996.

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Decree (4): Establishment of Molecular Biophysics Fund

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Biological Sciences Board and with the concurrence of the General Board, accepts a generous benefaction from an anonymous donor to establish a Molecular Biophysics Fund and provides for its management.

Text of Decree (4)

In Ch. IX, Sect. I (Statutes, 1995, p. 616), insert new § 232 as follows and renumber existing §§ 232–8 (pp. 616–9, as renumbered by Decree (5) of 31 October 1996, Gazette, p. 245) as §§ 233–9: `§ 232. Molecular Biophysics Fund

1. The University accepts with gratitude an anonymous benefaction of £20,000, together with such other sums as may be made available for the purpose, to establish a Molecular Biophysics Fund to promote research and teaching in molecular biophysics in the University's Molecular Biophysics Laboratory.

2. The board of management of the fund shall be

(1) the David Phillips Professor of Molecular Biophysics;

(2) the Iveagh Professor of Microbiology;

(3) the Whitley Professor of Biochemistry.

3. The fund shall be used to help research students and other members of the Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics through the provision of grants for travel, for financial support, and for promotion of research and teaching in Molecular Biophysics, in circumstances in which other sources of funds are not readily available.

4. Awards shall normally be made from the income of the fund but in exceptional circumstances the board of management shall have power to make individual awards up to a total of £4,000 per annum or a sum equal to 20 per cent of the fund, whichever shall be the greater.

5. Income not expended in any one year shall be carried forward for expenditure in subsequent years.

6. Council shall have power to amend this decree from time to time, provided that the main object of the fund, as stated in clause 1 above, is always kept in view.'

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Decree (5): Gerald Averay Wainwright Fund

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the Board of Management of the Gerald Averay Wainwright Fund, broadens the potential field of applicants for Wainwright Fellowships by amending the reference to candidates being British subjects, and removes the requirement for a copy of the donor's memorandum to be issued to every member of the board and to every applicant. The memorandum, written in 1952, assumes that all applicants will be male and includes a statement to the effect that it would have been the donor's desire that candidates be not of the Roman Catholic faith. The donor stipulated that the board of management should interpret his wishes in the broadest sense possible consistently with the main intention, that of the furtherance of archaeological study. The following amendments are made in order to avoid any suggestion of prejudice and to encourage as wide a range of potential applicants as possible.

Text of Decree (5)

1 In Ch. IX, Sect. I, § 361 (Statutes, 1995, p. 668), delete cl. 8 and substitute: `8. Candidates for a fellowship shall normally be resident in the United Kingdom.'

2 Ibid., delete cl. 9 and renumber existing cl. 10 as cl. 9.

3 Ibid., delete footnote 1.

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Decree (6): Composition of the Visitatorial Board

Explanatory note

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor will declare carried, without holding the meeting of Congregation on 11 February, the Statute changing the composition of the Visitatorial Board, which was promulgated on 21 January (see `University Agenda' below). Council has accordingly made the following decree, which gives effect to consequential changes.

Text of Decree (6)

(For text of Decree see Gazette5 December 1996.)

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Decree (7): Remission of composition fees (M. Shavit)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cl. 1 (Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 1059), Ms M. Shavit, Balliol College, shall not be required to pay a composition fee in respect of her study for the degree of BA during Trinity Term 1996.

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Decree (8): Remission of composition fees (A.M. and C.A. Webb)

Notwithstanding the provisions of Ch. VIII, Sect. I, § 6, cl. 5 (Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 1062), no further composition fees shall be required to be paid in respect of either Alan Michael Webb or Catherine Ann Webb in connection with their study at the Department for Continuing Education for the degree of M.Sc. in Software Engineering.

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Decree (9): Consent to amendment to Statutes of St Hilda's College

The consent of the University is given to the amendment to Statute VIII of St Hilda's College approved by the Governing Body on 16 October 1996, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

Note. The effect of the amendment is to empower the college to appoint an Investment Manager and to prescribe the latter's powers, duties, and terms of appointment.

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Decree (10): Consent to amendments to Statutes of Somerville College

The consent of the University is given to the amendments to Statute IV of Somerville College approved by the Governing Body on 13 November 1996, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

Note. The effects of the amendments are to provide for the election of Emeritus and Foundation Fellows.

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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:

 

GREGORY YURI GLAZOV, M.PHIL., D.PHIL., Exeter College

MARY GREGORIOU, Department of Biochemistry

WARD EATON JONES, B.PHIL., MA status, Queen's College

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Ash, R.E., MA, St Hilda's
Bainbridge, V.R., MA, St Hilda's
Burnyeat, M.F., MA, All Souls
Carr, R.P., MA, Balliol
Garden, B., MA, University
Glazov, G.Y., MA status, M.Phil., D.Phil., Exeter
Gould-Davies, N.J., MA, Hertford
Gregoriou, M., MA status, Department of Biochemistry
Hall, B.H., MA, Nuffield
Holes, C.D., MA, D.Phil., Magdalen
Humfress, C., MA, St Catherine's
Jones, W.E., B.Phil., MA status, Queen's
Pobjoy, M.P., MA, D.Phil., New College
Reynolds, K.D., MA, D.Phil., Balliol
Webster, J.B., MA, D.Phil., Christ Church

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4 Dates of Full Term 1997–2003

The dates for reckoning Full Term 1998–9 were fixed, and the dates for reckoning Full Term 2002–3 were fixed provisionally. The dates and provisional dates for Full Term 1997–2003 are set out below.

MICHAELMAS TERM 1997 

Sunday, 12 October       Saturday, 6 December

HILARY TERM 1998 

Sunday, 18 January     Saturday, 14 March

TRINITY TERM 1998 

Sunday, 26 April        Saturday, 20 June

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 



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Provisional dates 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 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

5 Dates of Extended Terms 1997–9

It was agreed to publish the dates of extended terms for 1997–9 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 1997 
Monday, 8 September       Monday, 22 December

HILARY TERM 1998 
Monday, 5 January       Saturday, 4 April

TRINITY TERM 1998 
Monday, 20 April        Saturday, 27 June

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 



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Part II candidates in Engineering, Economics, and Management MICHAELMAS TERM 1997 Friday, 12 September Saturday, 13 December MICHAELMAS TERM 1998 Friday, 11 September Saturday, 12 December

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Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, in the year in which the examination is taken HILARY TERM 1998 Sunday, 18 January Saturday, 21 March HILARY TERM 1999 Sunday, 17 January Saturday, 20 March

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Part II candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management MICHAELMAS TERM 1997 Friday, 12 September Saturday, 13 December MICHAELMAS TERM 1998 Friday, 11 September Saturday, 12 December

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Part II candidates in Metallurgy and Science of Materials MICHAELMAS TERM 1997 Friday, 12 September Saturday, 13 December HILARY TERM 1998 Friday, 9 January Saturday, 4 April TRINITY TERM 1998 Friday, 17 April Saturday, 27 June 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

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Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry MICHAELMAS TERM 1997 Friday, 19 September Saturday, 13 December MICHAELMAS TERM 1998 Friday, 18 September Saturday, 12 December

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MBA candidates MICHAELMAS TERM 1997 Monday, 6 October Friday, 12 December HILARY TERM 1998 Monday, 12 January Friday, 20 March TRINITY TERM 1998 Monday, 20 April Friday, 26 June LONG VACATION 1998 Monday, 7 September Friday, 18 September 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

6 Dates of Encaenia

It was determined that the Encaenia for 1999 should be held on Wednesday, 23 June, and, provisionally, that the Encaenia for 2003 should be held on Wednesday, 25 June.

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University Agenda

Contents of this section:

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CONGREGATION 10 February

Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 10 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, 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:

RICHARD PATRICK YOUNG, Pembroke College

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CONGREGATION 13 March

Election

General Board of the Faculties

Vacancy: one (from science faculties)

Retiring member: Professor M.J. Goringe (resigned)

Period from TT 1997: Until MT 1998

Nominations in writing by two members of Congregation will be received by the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 17 February, and similar nominations by six members of Congregation up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 24 February.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are available from the Head Clerk (telephone: (2)70190, e-mail: Philip.Moss@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Notices

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RHODES PROFESSORSHIP OF RACE RELATIONS

WILLIAM BEINART (BA Cape Town, MA, PH.D. London), Professor of African History, University of Bristol, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 1997.

Professor Beinart will be a fellow of St Antony's College.

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GEORGE EASTMAN VISITING PROFESSORSHIP

PETER BROOKS (BA, MA, PH.D. Harvard), Chester D. Tripp Professor of Humanities and Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Yale University, has been appointed to the professorship for the academic year 1998–9.

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CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

On the recommendation of the General Board and the relevant faculty boards, Council has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of Plant Pathology on I.R. CRUTE (B.SC., PH.D. Newcastle upon Tyne), Site Director for Horticulture Research International at Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, and has conferred the title of Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor of Engineering Design on J.D. RANKIN (MA Cambridge), F.ENG., Senior Science and Technology Associate, ICI, in each case for the period until 19 January 2000.

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GENERAL BOARD OF THE FACULTIES

The General Board of the Faculties gives notice that it has re-elected L.G. BLACK, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel College, as its Chairman for the academic year 1997–8.

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RECOGNITION OF DISTINCTION

Composition of the Distinctions Committee of the General Board

The composition of the Distinctions Committee for the 1997 round of conferments of the title of professor or reader will be as follows:

Vice-Chancellor, ex officio
Chairman of the General Board, ex officio
Mr A.B. Atkinson, FBA, Warden, Nuffield College
Professor M.M. Bowie, FBA
Professor J.M. Brady, F.Eng.
Professor R. Freeman, FRS
Professor A.M. Hudson, FBA
Professor S.D. Iversen
Professor A.E. Morpurgo Davies, FBA
Professor G.K. Radda, FRS
Professor T. Smiley, FBA
Professor J.T. Stuart, FRS
Sir Keith Thomas, PBA, President, Corpus Christi College
Professor Sir David Weatherall, FRS

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DISTINCTION AWARDS FOR NON-CLINICAL PROFESSORS

The Committee on Distinction Awards for Non-Clinical Professors has now completed the exercise to consider the making of new or enhanced awards payable from 1 October 1996, following Congregation's agreement that there should now be five levels of distinction award above the basic professorial level.

Taking account of previous awards made and of enhancements of existing awards, and after allowing for retirements, etc., the position, as from 1 October 1996, is that seven professors hold awards of £16,424 per annum, fourteen hold awards of £12,318 per annum, thirty-one hold awards of £8,212 per annum, thirty-four hold awards of £5,478 per annum, and sixteen hold awards of £2,000 per annum. All those who applied in the 1996 exercise have been notified direct of the result of their application.

A further exercise will be held in 1998 to consider the making of new or enhanced awards payable from 1 October 1998.

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PARKING ENFORCEMENT IN OXFORD

The University has been asked by the County Council to inform staff of changes in the parking enforcement system in Oxford, which were introduced on 3 February. As from that date, responsibility for enforcement transferred from Thames Valley Police to the County Council, with the aim of directing the resources available for enforcement more precisely to traffic needs in Oxford.

The County Council has produced a leaflet entitled `Parking Enforcement Changes in Oxford', which sets out the circumstances in which those infringing parking regulations will be liable to receive a parking ticket or to have their car towed away. A copy of this leaflet has been distributed to departmental administrators, college bursars, and arts faculty librarians, to be displayed on notice boards. The County Council itself is distributing the leaflet directly to all residents in Oxford.

Further information may be obtained by telephoning the County Council on Oxford 247090.

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ASSOCIATION OF OXFORD UNIVERSITY PENSIONERS

The Annual General Meeting of the Association will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 February, in the Nuclear Physics Lecture Theatre.

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GUIDELINES FOR LEAVE FOR ACADEMIC STAFF

The General Board's regulations in respect of sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing obligations are set out in Ch. VII, Sect. I

(Statutes, 1995, pp. 362–4). Provisions for other leave are set out in the same section (pp. 360–1). The following guidelines describe the General Board's policy and practice in respect of applications for leave which do not fall within the category of straightforward sabbatical leave or dispensation, i.e. special leave.

Applications for leave to hold some public offices or certain research awards

(a) Applications for leave to accept an appointment in the public service of national importance are normally granted by the General Board, provided that the purpose of the leave can be shown to be compatible with the academic interests of the faculty, the faculty board lends its support to the application, and it is clear that the individual intends to return to university service after the period of leave. Leave for this purpose for heads of departments or professors can, however, be problematic, for obvious reasons.

(b) Applications to national bodies for prestigious and competitive research awards (such as British Academy Research Readerships and Senior Research Fellowships, EPSRC Senior or Advanced Fellowships and Nuffield Foundation Social Science Research Fellowships) should be made to the General Board through the faculty board. It is usual for such national bodies to specify that applications should be made through the employing institution, and in Oxford's case this involves routing the application via the faculty board to the General Board. The University will normally support such applications for prestigious awards, but it is necessary for the faculty board and the General Board to consider carefully what replacement teaching arrangements will be required if an application is successful.

Leave granted under (a) and (b) does not count against sabbatical entitlement: indeed the rules of some research awards specifically forbid this. However, as in other cases of special leave, the period of leave does not count as qualifying service for the purpose of calculating future entitlement to sabbatical leave, and sabbatical leave is not normally granted in the period immediately preceding or following periods of such leave, although some flexibility may be exercised in respect of periods of special leave not exceeding one year, especially in connection with the holding of research awards.

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Applications for leave for other purposes

All other applications for leave are initially considered in terms of application for sabbatical leave, until entitlement to sabbatical leave is exhausted. In other words, if an individual applies for leave under this section for any term which he or she would be entitled to take as sabbatical leave, any leave granted for that term will be granted as sabbatical leave. Such leave may also be granted as sabbatical leave in advance of entitlement: in other words, sabbatical leave will be granted for a term which the applicant would not normally be entitled to take as sabbatical leave, and leave for the term in question will then be deemed to be taken in a later term (normally not more than six terms later). In this way the leave will count against an individual's sabbatical entitlement: taking the individual's service as a whole, the leave will not be in addition to the standard sabbatical entitlement. For sabbatical leave to be granted in advance of entitlement, an academic case must be made by the faculty board to the Appointments Committee of the General Board.

When sabbatical leave entitlement had been exhausted, an application has to be considered in whole or in part as one for special leave. In such cases, faculty boards are required, when making recommendations to the Appointments Committee of the General Board, to specify whether, and if so how, the grant of such leave would be in the academic interests of the faculty. Where there is no statement of academic interest, or this statement is not persuasive, special leave will not be granted.

Applications for special leave cover many kinds of situation. One would be an unrepeatable opportunity to pursue academic interests where the applicant is ineligible for sabbatical leave. In such a case it would be necessary for the faculty board to demonstrate the academic advantage (to the University rather than to the individual) of the individual being able to accept the opportunity, and for an explanation to be given of why such an opportunity could not be taken up at a later period when the applicant would be entitled to sabbatical leave. Another situation where special leave might be applied for would be where there was a need for fieldwork for a period exceeding one year, which could therefore not be accommodated within the sabbatical provisions. In such a case it would be expected, as usual, that as much of the leave as possible would be taken as sabbatical or sabbatical in advance of entitlement, and the faculty board would again need to demonstrate the academic advantage to the University of the application's being granted.

Very occasionally applications are made for leave to enable someone to accept an appointment in another academic institution (other than a routine visiting appointment held during sabbatical leave). In such instances, the faculty board would need to make an extremely convincing case as to desirability of the individual being offered reversionary rights to his or her university post for any application to be successful. Factors taken into account would include all relevant circumstances relating to the individual's role within the faculty and the consequences for the faculty, in terms of the refilling of the post, if leave were not to be granted and the individual were therefore to resign. On this latter point, it should be noted, of course, that if leave is granted and the individual subsequently resigns during the period of leave or at the end of it, the uncertainty about the long-term filling of the post will have been exacerbated. The longer the appointment in the other institution the less likely it is that leave will be granted; leave will not be granted save in the most exceptional circumstances to enable someone to decide whether to accept a permanent appointment elsewhere.

In each of the situations outlined above, applications are considered on their academic merits, but it is emphasised that the nature of special leave is that it is granted exceptionally rather than automatically. Advice on the likelihood of success of any application can be obtained from the Secretary of Faculties or the secretary of the Appointments Committee of the General Board.

The General Board takes the view that academic staff are specifically appointed to undertake both teaching and research, and (although the Board would support arrangements whereby teaching in excess of a contracted or reasonable stint was relieved) an extremely good case needs to be made in support of an application for special leave which would have the result of the individual's teaching being conducted mainly or wholly by someone else. This is a especially true given that the sabbatical leave scheme has been preserved intact throughout retrenchment, so providing the opportunity for individuals to concentrate on research in one term out of every seven. Willingness to forgo university stipend or the ease with which funding for a replacement appointment may be attracted will not be sufficient to guarantee in any way the success of an application for special leave.

It is emphasised that any application for leave, including any application for funding which might result in the need for leave from university duties to be granted, must be made to the General Board through the faculty board (and head of department, in departmentally organised faculties). In every case the academic advantage to the institution will be the general criterion by which applications will be considered: in every case the General Board requires details of any necessary substitute arrangements, including those relating to examining and graduate supervision.

It is recognised that some offers are made to individuals at short notice. Given the fact that all members of the academic staff have clear obligations to the University under the terms of their contracts, however, no such offer should be accepted without the explicit approval of the General Board under the procedures set out above: for this reason any prospect of such an offer, however indefinite, must be discussed (in strict confidence) with Dr Whiteley, secretary to the Appointments Committee of the General Board, at the very earliest opportunity. Delay in bringing to the attention of the University the possibility that an offer may be made will mean that if applications and substitute arrangements then have to be considered at short notice, this might compromise the chance of leave being granted.

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Stipendiary arrangements

Leave granted under the above arrangements is normally without university stipend, but the precise implications for payment can vary. In some cases the leave is clearly unpaid, such as when appointments in the public service are held. In other cases, such as the holding of prestigious research awards, the University is expected to continue paying the individual, while the grant-giving body provides support for the University to employ a replacement: or the grant-giving body supplies a sum of money which is equivalent to that paid by the University under normal circumstances to the individual. Although this is technically special leave without university stipend, the University will continue to pay the stipend to the individual through the payroll mechanism, being reimbursed by the award-giving body. Special leave under any other arrangement will mean the University will cease to make payments of stipend and national insurance and superannuation contributions. In general, except where the rules of grant-giving bodies in respect of major competitive awards specify otherwise, it is expected that the normal result of the granting of an application for special leave will be the release to the University of the full salary and on-costs of the substantive university appointment, which may be available, with the agreement of the General Board, to the faculty board for the making of any necessary replacement appointment. This is particularly important given the University's practice of advertising temporary university lecturerships, for example, without cash-limited salary scales.

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SPEAKING BY JUNIOR MEMBERS IN CONGREGATION

Mr Vice-Chancellor has, with the agreement of Council, approved the following arrangements for junior members to speak in Congregation under the terms of Ch. I, Sect x (Statutes, 1995, p. 199), which reads as follows:

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

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

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

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

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

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CONCERTS

Faculty of Music

Allegri String Quartet

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET will give concerts as follows in the Holywell Music Room.

Tickets for the events on 10 and 12 February cost £8/£6/£4, and tickets for the 14 February concert cost £5/£2.50. Tickets are available from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door.

The 10 and 12 February concerts will be preceded by a free pre-concert talk at 6.30 p.m.

Mon. 10 Feb., 8 p.m. (with Patrick Ireland): quartets by Mozart (K.387), and Janácek (no. 1), and the Brahms Quintet (op. 88).

Tue. 12 Feb., 8 p.m. (with Augusta Harris): quartets by Mozart (K.168) and Ligeti (no. 1), and the Schubert Quintet (D.956).

Fri. 14 Feb., 12 noon (with Victoria Smith and others): Beethoven's Septet (op. 20), and Schubert's Concertante (D.487).

 

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Italian medieval music

LES HAULZ ET LES BAS, a medieval wind ensemble, will perform Italian music of the fourteenth century at 8 p.m. on Friday, 28 February, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets, costing £8 (concessions £6/£4) are obtainable from Blackwell's Music Shop or at the door.

There will be an associated lecture/demonstration and discussion in the Music Faculty at 2.30 p.m. on the day of the concert.

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Lectures

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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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O'DONNELL LECTURE IN CELTIC STUDIES 1996–7

PROFESSOR DONNCHADH Ó CORRÁIN, University College, Cork, will deliver the O'Donnell Lecture for 1996–7 at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 May, in the Taylorian Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Vikings in Ireland and Britain: a reconsideration.'

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NEWTON–ABRAHAM LECTURE 1997

DR B. GÄHWILER, Brain Research Institute, University of Zurich, Newton–Abraham Professor 1996–7, will deliver the Newton–Abraham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 February, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Subject: `Causes and consequences of epilepsy in the hippocampus: new insights from in vitro studies.'

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CAMERON MACKINTOSH PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

PROFESSOR RICHARD EYRE will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following Fridays in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

The Royal National Theatre Studio wil also be organising a programme of specialist workshops throughout the term. Further information on the workshops is available from Holly Kendrick (telephone: Oxford 791577); further information on other matters is obtainable from George Peck (telephone: 01993 812883).

7 Feb.: `Michelangelo's snowman.'

28 Feb.: `Misdirection.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

The following lectures will be given on Thursday, 13 February, in the Anne Anderson Lecture Theatre, Level 3, the Women's Centre, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

MR G. JARVIS, St James's University Hospital, Leeds
2 p.m.: `Evidence based medicine in urogynaecology.'

MR P. HOPE
3 p.m.: `Imaging the neonatal brain.'

MS I. COOKE and MISS S. SELLERS (for the motion); MR T. COLTART and MR M. CHARNOCK (against)
4 p.m. (debate): `This house believes that external cephalic version should be part of modern obstetric practice.'

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Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery: David Fuller Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR R. DICKSON, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Leeds, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

Subject: `Thoraco-lumbar spinal injuries.'

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Department of Clinical Pharmacology

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Cairns Seminar Suite, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR D. CLARK, Swansea
13 Feb.: `Hyper-responsiveness of midbrain dopamine neurones induced by corticosteroid hormones and chronic amphetamine administration: relevance to drug-dependence and psychosis.'

DR K.P.S.J. MURPHY, NIMR, London
27 Feb.: `Aspects of LTP revealed by flash photolysis.'

DR G. RAISMAN, NIMR, London
6 Mar.: `What hope is there for the repair of injuries to the brain and spinal cord?'

DR M. RATTRAY, UMDS, London
20 Mar.: `Differences in serotonin neurones revealed by gene expression studies.'

DR G. PRICE, SmithKline Beecham, Harlow
27 Mar.: `Development of selective 5- HT1B and 5-HT1D receptor selective drugs' (provisional title).

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Nuffield Department of Surgery: seminars

Revised notice

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

This notice replaces the notice published in the Gazettes of 23 and 30 January. The seminars on 18 and 25 February will now follow the pattern given below. The seminar which was to have been given by Barbara Casadei on 18 February, on `Cardiac physiology of thoracoscopic sympathectomy', has been postponed.

P. RATCLIFFE
11 Feb.: `Oxygen sensing and vascular biology.'

P. PHILLIPS
18 Feb.: `Vasopressin antagonism: physiological and pharmacological.'

A. BALLERO
25 Feb.: `Seasonal variations in aneurysm rupture.'

G. LIBERTINY
4 Mar.: `Deep venous thrombosis in peripheral vascular disease.'

C. CHAN
11 Mar.: `Vascular targeting of gene therapy.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Portuguese Graduate Seminar

PROFESSOR ANNA KLOBUCKA, University of Georgia, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 February, in Room T11, 47 Wellington Square.

Conveners: T.F. Earle, MA, D.Phil., King John II Professor of Portuguese Studies, and S.R. Parkinson, MA, University Lecturer in Portuguese Language and Linguistics.

 

Subject: `Inventing the Portuguese nun.'

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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 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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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Medieval Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

The final seminar of the series will take place in eighth week, and not in seventh week, as stated in the Hilary Term Lecture List.

Conveners: J.S. Meisami (Ph.D. California), University Lecturer in Persian, C.F. Robinson, MA, University Lecturer in Early Islamic History, and W.L. Treadwell, MA, Shamir Shamma Lecturer in Islamic Numismatics.

PROFESSOR A. STREET
11 Feb.: `Avicena on whether some sleeping men are not sleeping.'

D.S. RICHARDS
18 Feb.: `Some thoughts on Mamluk society.'

DR A. COHEN, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
25 Feb.: `Muslim court records as a source for Jewish history: the case of Ottoman Jerusalem.'

DR J. ASHTIANY-BRAY, St Andrews
4 Mar.: `Islam v. Byzantium: Jabala b. al-Ayhman and the historians.'

PROFESSOR C. HOLES
11 Mar.: `An early ninth-century bilingual (Greek/Arabic) Psalm fragment.'

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PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Atomic and Laser Physics

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

DR C.S. ADAMS, Durham
17 Feb.: `Cold atoms in light traps.'

PROFESSOR S. ROSE, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
24 Feb.: `High power lasers and astrophysics.'

DR S. HOOKER
10 Mar.: `Femtosecond-pulse-driven short-wavelength lasers.'

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Civil Engineering Research Colloquia

The following meetings will be held at 2 p.m. on the days shown in Lecture Room 8, the Engineering and Technology Building. They will be held on Fridays, except for the meeting on Wednesday, 5 March.

PROFESSOR J. HOGAN, Bristol
7 Feb.: `Bridges, blocks, boilers, and graph theory.'

DR A. CHAN, Birmingham
14 Feb.: `Numerical modelling of soil dynamics.'

DR E.W. BRAND
21 Feb.: `Hong Kong's port and airport developments.'

DR R.H. BASSETT, University College, London
5 Mar.: `Tunnelling deformations and resulting settlements.'

DR M.C.R. DAVIES and DR T.G. HUGHES, Cardiff
7 Mar.: `Modelling masonry arches.'

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SOCIAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR J.R. POLE will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

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

Government.

Subject: `The principle of free speech in Britain and the United States.'

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Postgraduate seminar: ethnicity and nationality

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

Conveners: Peter Alexander and Professor T. Ranger.

DR O. STUART, SOAS
6 Feb.: `Voodoo child: religion and the nation-state in the African diaspora.'

A. NAMPHY
13 Feb.: `Making ethnicity work: Cape Town, 1823--53.'

A. CAMPBELL, author
20 Feb.: `New approaches to African ethnicity: a critique of social constructionism.'

DR C. ALEXANDER, Open University
27 Feb.: `Re-imagining Muslim communities.'

PROFESSOR A. SMITH, LSE
6 Mar.: `Sacred territories and national conflict.'

DR Y. SAMAD, Bradford
13 Mar.: `The media and Muslim identity.'

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

D. MEDYCKYJ-SCOTT and B. MORRIS, Digimap Project Officers, University of Edinburgh Data Library, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 March, in the Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae, Schools Quadrangle, the Bodleian Library.

Subject: `Digimap: networking Ordnance Survey digital map data.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in Rewley House.

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

S. CANT, Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England
24 Feb.: `The late Late Gothic Revival: drawings from the National Monuments Record, 1830--1930.'

M. GASHIN, Oxford Brookes
17 Mar.: `The eighteenth-century house in Virginia.'

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OXFORD MCDONNELL-PEW CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

Seminar series: rethinking innateness

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Theatre C, the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Convener: K. Plunkett, MA, University Lecturer in Psychology.

A. KARMILOFF-SMITH, MRC-CDU, London; discussant: M. Davies
7 Feb.: `New perspectives on development.'

DR PLUNKETT; discussant: P. Harris
14 Feb.: `Ontogenetic development: a connectionist synthesis.'

M. JOHNSON, MRC-CDU, London; discussant: Professor C. Blakemore
21 Feb.: `Brain development.'

DR PLUNKETT; discussant: T. van Gelder, Melbourne
28 Feb.: `The shape of change.'

M. JOHNSON, MRC-CDU, London; discussant: N. Chater, Warwick
7 Mar.: `Interactions all the way down.'

A. KARMILOFF-SMITH, MRC-CDU, London; discussant: A. Clark, Sussex/St Louis
14 Mar.: `Rethinking innateness.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Agrarian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Abdul Raufu Mustapha, Nandini Gooptu, and James Fairhead.

S.S. JODHKA, Hyderabad
18 Feb.: `Conceptualising attached labour in post-Green Revolution Indian agriculture.'

A. KNIGHT
4 Mar.: `The peasantry and the state in twentieth-century Mexico.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR J. LEWIS and M. MACLEAN will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 February, in the Library, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Subject: `Social context and professional intervention.'

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DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Corcoran Memorial Lectures

PROFESSOR DON RUBIN, Harvard, will lecture at 3.30 and 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 21 February, in the Headley Lecture Room, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Techniques for drawing causal inferences from imperfect studies.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Aspects of general practice

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road.

Conveners: M.J. Dobson, MA, D.Phil., Senior Research Officer, the Wellcome Unit, and J.E. Lewis, MA, Professor of the History of Medicine and Director, the Wellcome Unit.

PROFESSOR R. FOX
6 Feb.: `Doctors without borders and doctors of the world.'

PROFESSOR LEWIS
13 Feb.: `GPs and the GP contract in the post-war period.'

M. MARINKER, United Medical and Dental Schools, London
20 Feb.: `Changing concepts of illness in general practice.'

J. HORDER, Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education, London
27 Feb.: `International comparisons in primary care.'

N. WHITESIDE, Bristol
6 Mar.: `National Health Insurance in Great Britain: why the scheme failed (1912–46).'

S. GRAHAM-JONES
13 Mar.: `General practice in the NHS: was there a golden age for doctors and patients?'

 

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German medical war crimes, medical ethics, and postwar justice

This symposium, to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Nuremberg Medical Trial, will be held on Friday, 14 March, in Linacre College.

Lunch will be available. For further details for registration contact Dr Weindling, Wellcome Unit, 45 Banbury Road, before 5 March.

Conveners: P.J. Weindling, MA, Reader in the History of Medicine, and J.E. Senior, D.Phil., Linacre College.

The meeting will begin with a showing of documentary films of postwar medical trials at 9.30 a.m.

A. POSTEL, Paris
9.50 a.m.: `Resistance to human experiments in the concentration camps.'

PROFESSOR K. MANT, London; formerly Major, War Crimes Investigation Unit, BAOR
10.30 a.m.: `German medical war crimes in the concentration camps.'

DR WEINDLING
11.45 a.m.: `Anatomy of the Nuremberg Medical Trial.'

DR M. HUBENSTORF, Berlin
12.30 p.m.: `Silence and allusions---the legacy of German medicine's Nazi past and the reaction of the German medical community 1945--97.'

P. LINDLEY, Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health, London
2.15 p.m.: `The British response to Nazi euthanasia.'

U. SCHMIDT
3 p.m.: `Medical ethics and medical films.'

PROFESSOR RENÉE FOX; DR A. THOMASZEWSKI and DR C. AMBROSELLI, Centre Georges Canguilhem, Paris
3.50 p.m.: `Medical ethics after the Nuremberg Medical Trial: concluding reflections.'

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ALL SOULS COLLEGE

ARYEH NEIER will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 February, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: A.C. Stepan, MA, Gladstone Professor of Government.

 

Subject: `Trials for crimes against humanity: Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and the others.'

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FRIENDS OF REWLEY HOUSE

Annual Lecture

PROFESSOR JEAN AITCHISON will deliver the Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 February, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Admission is free for Friends, £2 to others. Tickets may be obtained from Rewley House, or at the door.

Subject: `Language origin and language today: an endless stairway?'

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OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Taylor Institution.

D. PEARSON
13 Feb.: `Bookbinding in Oxford, 1500–1640.'

G. BARBER
6 Mar.: `How things were done: aspects of gilding in eighteenth-century Paris.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

The Annual General Meeting will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Saturday, 22 February, in Bostar Hall, University College. Tea will be served from 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR REES DAVIES, Chichele Professor of Medieval History, will address the Society after the meeting.

Subject: `Language and national identity in the British Isles 100–1400.'

Wine will be served after the talk. Members are permitted to bring guests.

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Grants and Research Funding

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Examinations and Boards

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CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, clauses 1–3 (Examination Decrees, 1994, pp. 928–9), which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

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

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1997

Honour Schools

Engineering and Computing Science Part I: A. BLAKE, MA, Fellow of Exeter (address: Department of Engineering Science)

Engineering and Computing Science Part II: A. BLAKE, MA, Fellow of Exeter (address: Department of Engineering Science)

Engineering and Materials Part II: S.J. SHEARD, MA, Fellow of Trinity (address: Department of Engineering Science)

Engineering, Economics, and Management Part I: A. BLAKEBOROUGH, MA, Fellow of Worcester (address: Department of Engineering Science)

Engineering, Economics, and Management Part II: A. BLAKEBOROUGH, MA, Fellow of Worcester (address: Department of Engineering Science)

Corrigendum

Engineering and Materials Part I: S.J. SHEARD, MA, Fellow of Trinity (address: Department of Engineering Science)

Master of Philosophy

Russian and East European Studies: A.H. BROWN, MA, Fellow of St Antony's

Theology: C.M. JONES, MA, DIP.THEOL., Fellow of St Peter's

Master of Studies

Chinese Studies: L.J. NEWBY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hilda's

History of Art and Visual Culture: P.D. CROWTHER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Corpus Christi (address: Department of History of Art)

Theology: C.M. JONES, MA, DIP.THEOL., Fellow of St Peter's

Women's Studies: E.A. FALLAIZE, MA, Fellow of St John's

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EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for Lectures

Trinity Term 1997

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 1997 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.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Anthropology and Geography

M. RYAN, Wolfson: `Measuring the efficacy of an indigenous treatment: the Tibetan treatment for arthritis'.
Pauling Human Sciences Centre, Friday, 21 February, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: M. Parker, P.J. Stewart.

 

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Biological Sciences

M. DEVASAHAYAM, Exeter: `Effect of protein structure on glycosylation of THY-1'.
Department of Biochemistry, Friday, 28 February, 1.45 p.m.
Examiners: R. Jefferis, K.B.M. Reid.

C.E. NAYLOR, Somerville: `X-ray crystallographic studies of glucose 6-phosphate dehydrogenase'.
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Tuesday, 18 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: L.N. Johnson, P. Baker.

N.L. WHITE, New College: `Regulation of transcription of the mouse and human cystic fibrosis genes'.
Institute of Molecular Medicine, Thursday, 20 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: C. Huxley, A. Harris.

 

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Clinical Medicine

N. HUNTER, Wolfson: `The role of mismatch repair in meiotic recombination'.
Department of Biochemistry, Monday, 24 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: D.J. Sherratt, W.D. Heyer.

 

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English Language and Literature

L. MCILVANNEY, Christ Church: `The poetry of Robert Burns in its religious context'.
Somerville, Thursday, 27 February, 11 a.m.
Examiners: D.A. Low, F.J. Stafford.

 

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Modern History

R.G. JOHNSTON, University: `The Bishopric of Passau and the Counter-Reformation in Lower Austria, 1580–1636'.
Examination Schools, Wednesday, 19 February, 11.30 a.m.
Examiners: P.G.M. Dickson, H. Schilling.

M.C. KILBURN, St John's: `Royalty and public in Britain: 1714–89'.
Somerville, Monday, 3 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.M. Innes, F.K. Prochaska.

Physical Sciences

B. DAVIS, Keble: `The synthesis of inhibitors of sugar processing enzymes'.
Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Thursday, 13 February, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: S.G. Davies, A.G.M. Barrett.

J.D. HINES, University: `Investigation of surfactants and surfactant mixtures'.
Magdalen, Monday, 17 February, 9.30 a.m.
Examiners: C.D. Bain, J.H. Clint.

A.D. MCMURRY, Balliol: `Radiative transfer in stellar chromospheres'.
Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, Thursday, 13 February, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: G. Smith, D.J. Stickland.

 

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Social Studies

F. HARNANDEZ, Nuffield: `Essays on the economics of corporate control: applications to internal labour markets and corporate finance'.
Examination Schools, Thursday, 27 February, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.W. Beggs, L. Felli.

L. PUJO, Wolfson: `Towards a methodology for the analysis of the embeddedness of markets in social institutions. Application to gender and the market for local rice in Eastern Guinea'.
St Peter's, Friday, 7 March, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: G.P. Williams, M.M. Mackintosh.

Q. REED, Oriel: `Political corruption, privatisation, and control in the Czech Republic: a case study of problems in multiple transition'.
St Antony's, Friday, 28 February, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: A. Pravda, J. Batt.

 

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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OBITUARIES

Balliol College, Corpus Christi College, Merton College, St John's College, and St Peter's College

REGINALD CHARLES DENNIS PERMAN, MA, 3 December 1996; Raphael Scholar, St John's College, 1940, 1945–7; Harmsworth Senior Scholar, Merton College, 1948; Tutor in French and College Lecturer, St Peter's College, 1948–56, Official Fellow 1956–88; Lecturer, Balliol College, 1948–73; Lecturer, Corpus Christi College, 1960–88.

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Magdalen College

JAMES DUNCAN ANDERSON, 19 August 1996; Rhodes Scholar 1956–7. Aged 64.

SIR JAMES DAVID FRASER, 8 January 1997; commoner 1942–5. Aged 77.

JOHN GLYN-JONES, 19 January 1997; commoner 1928–30. Aged 87.

JOHN ROY MORRIS, 22 November 1996; commoner 1948–51. Aged 68.

SIR BASIL NIELD, 4 December 1996; commoner 1921–4. Aged 93.

JOHN LEE LOUIS ORBACH, 16 January 1997; minor exhibitioner 1937–40. Aged 76.

EDWARD RADICE, CBE, 8 November 1996; exhibitioner 1925–9. Aged 89.

SIR BRYAN ROBERTS, 6 December 1996; commoner 1946–8. Aged 73.

BERNARD WILLIAM GEORGE ROSE, 21 November 1996; Fellow, Informator Choristarum, and Organist 1957–81, Emeritus Fellow 1981–96. Aged 80.

EDWARD PHILIP STENT, 13 October 1996; Rhodes Scholar 1934–6. Aged 84.

HAROLD JACOB STERN, 11 August 1996; commoner 1923–5. Aged 94.

JOHN SHERIDAN SKIDMORE, 21 December 1996; demy 1945–8. Aged 69.

ANDREW HUGH TURNBULL, 20 May 1996; commoner 1936–9. Aged 78.

ANDREW WATT, 20 August 1996; commoner 1928–31. Aged 85.

JOHN HORACE WOODROFFE, May 1996; demy 1929–32. Aged 84.

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St Cross College

EOIN STEWART HODGSON, MA (MB, CH.B. Sheffield), MRCGP, DIH, MFOM; University Occupational Health Physician and Fellow 1991–7. Aged 55.

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St Hilda's College

SHEILA KEEBLE BORGARS (née Curtis), MA, 26 December 1996; commoner 1932–5. Aged 82.

PAULINE HARCOURT BURDON (née Roberts), MA, DIP.ED., August 1995; commoner 1949–53. Aged 72.

PEGGY (MARGARET) ELIZABETH DACOMBE, BA, January 1996; commoner 1921–4. Aged 95.

(ETHEL) IRENE GILPIN, MA, 3 January 1996; scholar 1929–32. Aged 86.

JOZY TOWNLEY (née Smith), January 1997; 1941–2. Aged 76.

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St Peter's College

GEORGE ARMIN GOYDER, CBE, 19 January 1997; Honorary Fellow and former Trustee.

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MEMORIAL SERVICES

New College

A Memorial Service for JOHN MERLIN THOMAS, MA, D.PHIL., formerly Fellow of the college, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 15 March, in the college chapel.

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St Peter's College

A Memorial Service for REGINALD CHARLES DENNIS PERMAN, formerly Fellow of the college, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 8 March, in the college chapel.

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ELECTIONS

Brasenose College

To an Open Exhibition in Modern Languages:

DOMINIC A. HOLDSWORTH, formerly of Winchester College

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Corpus Christi College

To Visiting Fellowships:

J.W. HALLORAN, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Michigan (a.y. 1997–8)

T.H. IRWIN, Susan Linn Sage Professor of Philosophy, Cornell University (HT and TT 1998)

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St Hugh's College

To the Mary Lunt Junior Research Fellowship:

MARK HERBERT (B.SC., MB, B.CH. Bristol), MRCP

To a Junior Research Fellowship in Biochemistry:

RICHARD CALLAGHAN (B.SC., D.PHIL. Melbourne)

To a Junior Research Fellowship in Inorganic Chemistry:

SIMON JAMES CLARKE, BA, D.PHIL.

To a Junior Research Fellowship in the History of the Theatre:

DAVID GOWEN, M.ST. (BA Toronto, MFA Calgary)

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Oxford Chamber Music Society

Liam Abramson, cello, and Charles Wiffen, piano, will perform the following works at 2.45 p.m. on Sunday, 16 February, in the Holywell Music Room: Beethoven, Sonata in F, op. 5, no. 1; Schubert, Sonata in A minor, D.821 (Arpeggione); Brahms, Sonata no. 2 in F, op. 99. Tickets £8 in advance from Blackwell's Music Shop, £9 at the door; students and juniors £4.

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Tuition Offered

The Alexander Technique can help relieve stress and tension. For more information and a brochure please telephone Janet Sherbourne, MSTAT. Tel.: Oxford 770272.

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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Services Offered

We sell, buy, exchange, repair, and clean all types and sizes of oriental rugs and runners. Visit our gallery/warehouse without notice in business hours 10 a.m.–6 p.m., Mon.–Sat. Frederick and Sudabeh Hine, Persian carpet merchants, Old Squash Court, 16 Linton Road, Oxford. Tel./fax: Oxford 559396.

Braziers of Oxford: curtains, loose covers, blinds, soft furnishings, sofas, and chairs made to order. Traditional reupholstery and antique restoration. Bookcases, radiator covers, and bespoke cabinet-making. Broadloom carpet supplied and fitted. Oriental carpets bought and sold, cleaned and repaired. Accompanied visits to bonded warehouses. We supply and hang wallpaper and attend to internal and external painting. 57 High Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 246574.

Psychotherapy and counselling available through the Oxford Centre for Human Relations with qualified practitioners. Low-cost service (£5–£15 per hour's session) also available with trainees and graduates under supervision. There is no waiting list. Tel.: Oxford 202775 (OCHRe), 510362 (Nick Owen), or 01926 311356 (Margaret Godwin).

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.

 

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Domestic Services

General assistance is offered to an elderly person in return for lodging by a 25-year-old Danish fifth- year medical student while she is working as a volunteer in an Oxford hospital. Three to four months from Mar. Sofie Vetli Hjorth Madsen. Tel.: 00 45 42 89 10 51.

Balliol College morning playgroup has vacancies for children 18 months–4 years. For further details contact Pat Jones. Tel.: Oxford (2)77752.

Blue House is a small, intimate nursery for children 2½–5 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff. All pre- school activities. Our aims are to encourage independence, self-confidence, and social skills. Safe secluded garden. Afternoon vacancies from Easter and a waiting list is available. Tel.: Oxford 247877.

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.

 

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Situations Vacant

Trinity College: part-time general assistance required in the College Office two afternoons p.w. Contact the Academic Administrator, Trinity College. Tel.: Oxford (2)79910.

Maison Française: the Director urgently requires a graduate Personal Assistant/Secretary. Candidates should have some professional experience and be dynamic, motivated, flexible, and of British nationality. Excellent French and word-processing essential. Knowledge of Word 6, PageMaker 5.0, and databases an advantage. Good salary, 9 weeks' annual holiday. Write to the Bursar enclosing a c.v. and the names and address of two referees. Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE. Tel: Oxford (2)74225.

 

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Volunteer Sought

The University Alumni Office, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford, requires a volunteer to help for up to 4 hours p.w., to be worked on either Mon. or Tue., to assist with mailing, photocopying, and general clerical work. Contact Rodney Buckton, University Alumni Officer. Tel.: Oxford (2)78184, fax: (2)78180.

 

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Houses to Let

Furnished central North Oxford for rent from 11 June. 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. £950 p.m. Contact (a) J. Mackrell, Oxford, or (b) A. Gaston, Canada. (a) Tel.: Oxford 775567 (evenings); (b) tel.: 613 745 1368, fax: 613 745 0299, e-mail: Tony.Gaston@EC.GC.CA.

Charming thatched cottage to rent in quiet village location (Oxford c.12 miles), £550 p.m.; sitting-room with inglenook fireplace, kitchen/dining area with Rayburn stove, small pretty garden, bathroom, upstairs one/two bedrooms (smaller room has convertible bed/desk). Available from end Feb. MacInnes. Tel.: Oxford 790593.

Jack Straw's Lane, Headington, near centre, hospital, universities: detached house, furnished, 4 bedrooms (one with en-suite), study, large kitchen and living room, 80-ft front and 110-ft rear garden with summer-house. Available from Aug. while owner is on leave. £1,500 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 308362.

Charming cottage on edge of village 12 miles north-west of Oxford. Double bedroom plus spare bedroom/study. Furnished and equipped to a very high standard. Beams, inglenook fire. South-facing. Very private walled patio garden. Garage. Suit caring non-smoking couple. Tel./fax: Oxford 510542.

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

Wytham Abbey, Oxford: spacious 1-bed apartment in grade 1 manor house situated 3 miles from city centre and set in 3,000 acres of park and woodland. Fully equipped and luxuriously appointed. Shared use of secluded walled garden. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 247200, fax: 724762.

Central Headington: large self-contained, fully-furnished one/two-bedroom flat; free parking; c.h., shower, washing- machine, telephone, TV and video, etc. Available mid-Feb., £130 p.w. plus bills. No DHSS, no housing benefit. Tel.: Oxford 60053 or 744908.

Top floor of lovely 17th-c. Cotswold stone house in Alvescot, west of Oxford, suitable for quiet non- smoker with references; good walking area; 3 rooms, and bathroom available on top floor. The tenant would have to share the kitchen with me and my two children but the kitchen, like the house, is huge. Long- or short-term available. Rent negotiable. Tel.: 01993 845578.

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Accommodation Offered

Short let, North Oxford: independent male graduate to share quiet house on the edge of Port Meadow. Rent £54 p.w. inc. Tel.: Oxford 515379.

Bed-and-breakfast available in the home of a semi-retired academic couple. Warm, comfortable house in exclusive central North Oxford within easy walking distance of city centre, all main university buildings, parks, river, shops, pubs, and restaurants. Every room has tea- and coffee-making facilities, microwave, and colour television. Very moderate terms. Tel. and fax: Oxford 557879.

Premier: properties to rent all over the city, from £500 one-bed properties to £700 p.c.m. luxury apartments and £1,000 p.c.m. family houses. Tel.: Oxford 792299, fax: 798087.

 

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Accommodation Sought

House-sitting: Oxford University employee available for house- sitting at the end of Feb. onwards. Reliable, mature, and totally trustworthy with previous experience of house-sitting. References available. Tel.: Oxford (2)70325 (work); fax: (2)70324.

French female academic on sabbatical leave for 6 months looking for well-sized, quiet and sunny study/bedroom to rent in the Oxford area, Apr.–Sept. Tel.: 01227 787 441.

Visiting law professor (non-smoker) teaching at Oxford requires flat/house in Oxford, approx. end Apr.–mid-June. Professor W. Barker, USA. Tel.: 717 240 5263, fax: 717 240 5126, e-mail: wbarker@dsl.edu.

Visiting American professor and wife seek furnished house or flat to rent in central Oxford for a.y. 1997–8 (1 Oct.–30 June). Local references furnished on request. Contact Charles Shaw, Assistant Registrar, University Offices. Tel.: Oxford (2)70036, e- mail: charles.shaw@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Visiting Polish woman scientist (postdoctoral) coming to the Department of Zoology for 3 weeks from about 27 May, wants a bed-sit with some cooking facilities, and preferably within easy reach of South Parks Road. Contact Dr John Clarke, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS. Tel.: Oxford (2)71234 (office), or 558055 (home).

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 Exchange

Edinburgh/Oxford exchange for 5–6 month sabbatical. Central Edinburgh third-floor flat, peaceful and airy, fully furnished, with stunning views of Castle, Arthur's Seat, and Pentland Hills; 20 minutes' walk through the Meadows to university and libraries, 5 minutes from theatres, concert hall, cinemas, swimming-pool, excellent local shops. Double bedroom, single bedroom, study-bedroom, spacious kitchen, bathroom, drawing room with open fire. Available late Mar.–late Sept. in exchange for similar house/flat in central Oxford. Non-smoking. Suit academic/professional couple. Tel.: 0131-229 8154.

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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.

Verona outskirts. To let in exceptionally beautiful 15th-c. villa, self-contained ground-floor flat; large double bed-sitting room, kitchen/dining rooms, and bathrooms; garden area, parking, frequent buses from door to city centre. £300 p.w. inc. all services and weekly cleaning. Contessa da Sacco. Tel.: 00 39 452 6499; or 01844 238247 (Moore).

Well-appointed 3-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regencós (about 60 miles north-east of Barcelona and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. Sleeps 6; on 2 floors, each a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom, and lounge/dining area; ground floor has large double bedroom, upper floor similar bedroom plus twin-bed room. Attractive roof garden with superb views over surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sun. and will cook delicious meals. £1,000 p.c.m. or £300 p.w. Dr Charles Mould. Tel.: 01993 831747, fax: 831748, e- mail: charles.mould@st-cross.ox.ac.uk.

Tuscany: small traditional farmhouse in olive groves overlooking unspoilt valley and Siena (20 minutes). Sleeps 5; simply but comfortably equipped; cleaning included; car essential. No pool, but idyllic surroundings. Tel.: 0171-607 0117.

 

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House for Sale

Large Edwardian house in Divinity Road, with 4/5 bedrooms, lounge, book-room, breakfast-room, family room and 2 bathrooms. Attractive garden. Easy access to Brookes University, John Radcliffe and other hospitals and to central Oxford. We are emigrating so the house is ready for immediate occupancy. Tel. (London): 0181-997 3029/8556.

 

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Flat for Sale

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

 

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For Sale

Clavichord for sale. Sperrhake, Passau. £600. Tel.: Oxford 715298 or 276126. n

 

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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 7 February

PROFESSOR S. WALMAN: `The effect of open systems on identity' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR A. PETFORD-LONG: `Watching atoms move' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: electron microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Narrative paintings', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

 

 

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: `What to do with the "sleeping partner": the incorporation of women' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE REVD PROFESSOR ANDREW LINZEY: `Animal theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD EYRE (Cameron Mackintosh Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `Michelangelo's snowman' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

IMOGEN COOPER performs piano works by Schubert, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available in advance from Porters' Lodge).

DR G. SEGAL: `China's security interests: challenges and responses' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Sunday 9 February

THE REVD DR IAN KER preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 10 February

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Financial management: financial and business planning', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR K. RAWLES: `Ethics and elephants' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

DR B. GÄHWILER: `Causes and consequences of epilepsy in the hippocampus: new insights from in vitro studies' (Newton-Abraham Lecture), Large Lecture Theatre, University Laboratory of Physiology, 5 p.m.

BRIAN ALDISS: `Inventing the future: Utopia or Dystopia' (Green College Lectures: `The shape of things to come'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with Patrick Ireland, perform works by Mozart, Janácek, and Brahms, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4 from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door) (free pre-concert talk, 6.30 p.m.).

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Tuesday 11 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The materials of Asian sculpture', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

 

 

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR S.N. MACFARLANE (Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations): `The role of the United Nations in contemporary world politics: the pursuit of the possible' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. DOVER: `Human evolution: our turbulent genes and why we are not chimps' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

MR J. FLEMMING and Dr Andrew Walter: `Economic globalisation and national economic policy: what difference could a new British government make?' (lecture series: `The constraints on British governments: how much difference can a change of governing party now make?'), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. AITCHISON: `Language origin and language today: an endless stairway?' (Friends of Rewley House Annual Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 8 p.m. (entry free to Friends, £2 to others).

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Wednesday 12 February

DR G. DICKSON: `Pentecostalism and prophecy in the Middle Ages' (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: `Authenticity and authorship' (Slade Lectures: `Art and uncertainty: technical studies, art history, and conservation'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. GALLAGHER: `Discordant canons: medieval canon law and canonists in the East and in the West' (third of six Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Lecture Room, Campion Hall, 5 p.m.

ARYEH NEIER: `Trials for crimes against humanity: Yugoslavia, Rwanda, and the others' (lecture), Wharton Room, All Souls, 5 p.m.

P. HARRIS: `The colours of India—east to west' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum lecture series), Pauling Human Sciences Centre (58 Banbury Road), 5 p.m.

DR M. POTACKY: `Psychosocial wellness: use of census data' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Forced migration and psychological well- being'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with Augusta Harris, perform works by Mozart, Ligeti, and Schubert, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6/£4 from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door) (free pre-concert talk, 6.30 p.m.).

 

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Thursday 13 February

DR A. CEREZO: `Using atoms to see atoms' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: the atom probe field ion microscope'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

 

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Lecturing skills practice—video playback', 2 p.m. (see information above).

G. SOMJEE: `Indian women: their growing participation in social and economic opportunities' (Centre for Cross- Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

 

 

 

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY: `The isolation of the sacrificial body' (Hussey Lectures on the Church and the Arts: `Discerning the body'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

LORD BELOFF: `The nature of the United Kingdom and the challenge of "devolution" ' (lecture series: `More thoughts on the Constitution'—to mark fiftieth anniversary of L.S. Amery's Chichele Lectures `Thoughts on the Constitution'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. RITVO: `The animal environment' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

D. PEARSON: `Bookbinding in Oxford, 1500–1640' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 14 February

PROFESSOR J. CLAMMER: `Identity in a city of migrants: city image and social geography in multi-ethnic Singapore' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

 

DR A. CEREZO: `An atomic-scale body scanner for metals' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: the Atom Probe Field Ion Microscope'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

 

 

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with Victoria Smith and others, perform works by Beethoven and Schubert, Holywell Music Room, 12 noon (tickets £5/£2.50 from Blackwell's Music Shop, or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: ` "Be my Valentine" ', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

 

 

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: `Morality and "social welfare" ' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE REVD MICHAEL VASEY: `Gay theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

B. HALL: `China and the United States' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

 

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Sunday 16 February

SISTER BENEDICTA WARD preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 17 February

DR J. WILLIAMS: `Managing environmental change in developing countries: information, decisions, and intervention' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 18 February

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Information overload—beat the bumph', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Seeking the Stuarts (part 2)', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

 

 

PROFESSOR J. FENTON: `Marianne Moore', Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR B. SYKES: `Using genes to map human population structure and origins' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. DAVID HEATHCOAT-AMORY, MP, and Mr R. Bootle: `The European single currency: Will it happen? Will a change of government make British entry more likely? What will be the consequences of entry or non- entry?' (lecture series: `The constraints on British governments: how much difference can a change of governing party now make?'), New Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 19 February

DR E. GRIFFITHS: `The disappointment of Christina G. Rossetti' (F.W. Bateson Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR C. GALLAGHER: `Discordant canons: medieval canon law and canonists in the East and in the West' (fourth of six Martin D'Arcy Lectures), Lecture Room, Campion Hall, 5 p.m.

DR I. HYMAN: `Psychosocial wellness: longitudinal approaches' (Refugee Studies Programme Seminars on Forced Migration: `Forced migration and psychological well- being'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

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Thursday 20 February

DR A. BRIGGS: `Studying atoms and bonds on surfaces' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: scanning tunnelling microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

DR K. AWOSIKA: `Violence against women in the Nigerian family' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

 

 

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY: `The social body' (Hussey Lectures on the Church and the Arts: `Discerning the body'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

LORD BELOFF: `Britain in the European Union—can the Constitution survive?' (final lecture in series: `More thoughts on the Constitution'—to mark fiftieth anniversary of L.S. Amery's Chichele Lectures `Thoughts on the Constitution'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR MAE-WAN HO and Professor Henry Miller: `Is self- regulation appropriate for biotechnology?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society `Head to Head' debates), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

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Friday 21 February

C. SALAMANDRA: `Consuming the city: the construction of social identity in Damascus' (Ethnicity and Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

 

DR A. BRIGGS: `Observing and manipulating molecules' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to man: scanning tunnelling microscopy'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

 

 

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Greek sculpture—the classical period', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

PROFESSOR D. RUBIN: `Techniques for drawing causal inferences from imperfect studies' (Department of Statistics: Corcoran Memorial Lectures), Headley Lecture Room, Ashmolean, 3.30 and 5.15 p.m.

 

 

PROFESSOR J. HARRIS: `War and peace' (James Ford's Lectures in British History: `A land of lost content? Visions of civic virtue from Ruskin to Rawls'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M.-H. KEANE: `Feminist theology' (lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

H.E. MR HIROAKI FUJII: `China and Japan' (All Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR P. DAVIES: `Problem-based learning and evidence- based health care' (research seminars: `Current issues in professional education'), Sadler Room, Rewley House, 5.30 p.m.

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Sunday 23 February

THE VERY REVD DOMINIC MILROY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 24 February

PROFESSOR C. CURTIS: `Radioactive waste: to dispose or not to dispose?' (Environmental Change Unit seminars), Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

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