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<br /><br /><br /><title><br /> Oxford University Gazette, 6 March 1997: University Acts<br />

University Acts


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CONGREGATION 3 March


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
March.

Text of Special Resolution

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

MICHAEL VAILLANCOURT ARIS, MA status, St Antony's
College

MARTIN LAWRENCE JACKSON, St Catherine's College

CHRISTOPH KORBMACHER, St Edmund Hall

DAVID ANTHONY TURTON, Green College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 3 March


1 Decrees

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

List of the decrees:

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Decree (1): Entitlement of
Emeritus Professors to membership of Congregation

Explanatory note

Following the confirmation by postal vote of the general
resolution instructing Council to restore the entitlement
of Emeritus Professors to membership of Congregation
until the age of 75 (see Gazette, p. 000),
Council has made the decree below, which provides
accordingly.

A proposed statute similarly restoring members of
faculties to membership is published as Statute (2) in
`University Agenda' below.

Text of Decree (1)

1 In Ch. I, Sect. IX, cl. 1
(Statutes, 1995, p. 198, as amended by
Decree (1) of 23 November 1995, Gazette,
Vol. 126, p. 406), insert item (10) as follows and
renumber existing items (10)–(12) (p. 199, as
renumbered by the same decree) as items (11)–(13):

`(10) the Emeritus Professors who are under the age of 75
years;'.

2 This decree shall be effective by
the date on which Statute (...) promulgated on ...
is approved by Congregation.

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Decree (2): Establishment of
Foundation Certificate in Modern History

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the
Committee on Continuing Education and with the
concurrence of the Modern History Board and the General
Board, establishes a two-year course for the Foundation
Certificate in Modern History. The course will be
equivalent to the first year of a three-year degree
programme. It will provide a means for mature students to
apply for admission to the final two years of the Honour
School of Modern History, as well as to other higher
education institutions. Examination will be by
coursework, written examination, and oral examination.

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

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Examination
Decrees
, 1996, p. 313, delete ll. 16–17 and
substitute:

`unless he or she has either passed or been exempted from
the First Public Examination or has successfully
completed the Foundation Course in Modern History at the
Department of Continuing Education.'

2 Ibid., p. 968, after l. 27
insert:

`FOUNDATION CERTIFICATE IN MODERN HISTORY

Ch. X, Sect. XXIV]

(i) DECREE

1. The Committee on Continuing Education shall have
power to grant Foundation Certificates in Modern History
to candidates who have satisfied the conditions
prescribed in this section and any further conditions
which the committee may prescribe by regulation.

2. The examination for the certificate shall be under
the supervision of the Board of Studies of the Committee
on Continuing Education.

3. The Director of the Department for Continuing
Education shall keep a register of attendance of students
for the certificate. No student shall be granted leave to
take the examination unless the register shows
satisfactory attendance by him or her.

4. Candidates, whether members of the University or
not, may be admitted as students for the certificate
under such conditions as the Committee on Continuing
Education shall prescribe provided that, before admission
to the course, candidates have satisfied the committee
that they are well qualified to enter the proposed course
of study.

5. Examination for the certificate shall be by
written examination, by coursework essays, and (if the
examiners think fit) by oral examination, under such
conditions as the Committee on Continuing Education may
by regulation prescribe.

6. The examiners may award a distinction to a
candidate for the certificate.'

3 Ibid., p. 993, after item (yy),
as inserted by Decree (3) of 12
December 1996 (Gazette, p. 486), insert:

`(zz) For the nomination of examiners for the Foundation
Certificate in Modern History, a committee of which the
three elected members shall be chosen by the relevant
board of studies of the Committee on Continuing
Education.'

4 Ibid., p. 1040, after l. 26
insert:

`(xx) Foundation Certificate in Modern History

This is to certify that A. B. has pursued an approved
course of study, and in [such a term and year] satisfied
[or was adjudged worthy of distinction by] the examiners
appointed by the University to examine in the subjects
prescribed for the Foundation Certificate in Modern
History.

Signed on behalf of the Board of Studies of the Committee
on Continuing Education.

           
                                                C. D - Chairman.      
    
                                                E.F. - Secretary.'

5 This decree shall be effective
from 1 October 1997.

Key to Decree (2)

Cl. 1 establishes successful completion of the course as
an appropriate qualification for admission to examination
for the Honour School of Modern History.

pCl. 2 establishes the course and makes provision
for the admission of students.

Cl. 3 makes provision for the nomination of examiners.

Cl. 4 prescribes the form of the certificate for the
examination.

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Decree (3): Postgraduate Diploma in Management
Studies

Explanatory note

The following decree, made on the recommendation of the
Committee for the School of Management Studies and with
the concurrence of the General Board, removes the
requirement for applicants for the Postgraduate Diploma
in Management Studies to have industrial or commercial
experience `of at least three years' duration'.

Text of Decree (3)

In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 936, l. 30,
delete `of at least three years' duration'.

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Decree (4): Dispensation from
prescribed duties (Professor S. Anand)

Dispensation from prescribed duties is granted to
Professor S. Anand, B. Phil., MA, D.Phil., Fellow of St
Catherine's College and University Lecturer in
Quantitative Economic Analysis, for the period from
Michaelmas Term 1997 to Michaelmas Term 1998 inclusive to
enable him to serve as Acting Director of the Harvard
Center for Population and Development Studies.

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2 Status of Master of Arts

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

MICHAEL ALEXANDER FRASER, Regent's Park College

MARY HEIMANN, D.PHIL., Magdalen College

JOHN MARTIN LEO REGAN, Wolfson College

MARGARET HELEN SMALLMAN, Hertford 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:

Butler, A.J., MA, University

Fraser, M.A., MA status, Regent's Park

Heimann, M., MA status, D.Phil., Magdalen

Jackson, M.L., MA, St Catherine's

Korbmacher, C., MA, St Edmund Hall

Pritchett, R.J., MA, St John's

Regan, J.M.L., MA status, Wolfson

Smallman, M.H., MA status, Hertford

Turton, D.A., MA, Green College

Wilmott, P., MA, D.Phil., St Catherine's

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

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





<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 6 March 1997: University<br /> Agenda<br />

University Agenda


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CONGREGATION 11 March


Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole
business comprises questions to which no opposition has
been notified and in respect of which no request for an
adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor
will accordingly declare the the Annual Report
presented, the special resolution carried, and the
preamble adopted without a meeting under the provisions
of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes,
1995, p. 8).

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CONGREGATION 19 March 12 noon


Admission of Proctors and
Assessor

A Congregation will be held on Wednesday, 19 March, in
Convocation House for the purpose of admitting to office
MARTIN ERIC CEADEL, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of New College,
and ANNETTE MARIANNE VOLFING, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of
Oriel College, as Proctors for the ensuing year, and
ROGER JAMES GOODMAN, MA, D.PHIL. (BA Durham), Fellow of
St Antony's College, as Assessor for the ensuing year.

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CONGREGATION 25 March 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that
written notice of any opposition to the preambles of the
following statutes, signed by at least two members of
Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by
noon on Monday, 17 March
(see the Guide to
Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end
of `University Agenda'.)


Promulgation of Statutes

Statute (1): Establishment of Reuters Professorship of
Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law

Explanatory note

The Reuter Foundation has made a most generous offer to
fund, on a five-year rolling basis, a new chair, to be
called the Reuters Professorship of Intellectual Property
and Information Technology Law, and support costs. The
following statute, and the decree to be made by Council
if the statute is approved, formally establish the
professorship accordingly. The Reuters Professor will be
Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research
Centre (which is based at St Peter's College) for the
first five years of the professor's tenure, after which
he or she may be reappointed as director.

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to establish the
Reuters Professorship of Intellectual Property and
Information Technology Law, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS
FOLLOWS.

In Tit. XIV, Sect. II, cl. 1 (Statutes,
1995, p. 107, as amended by Statute (1) approved by
Congregation on 21 January 1997, Gazette,
pp. 593, 646), after `Jacques Delors Professorship of
European Community Law' insert:

`Reuters Professorship of Intellectual Property and
Information Technology Law'.

Decree to be made by Council if the Statute is
approved

1 In Ch. II, Sect. VI, § 1, SCHEDULE, concerning
official members of faculty boards
(Statutes, 1995, p. 230, as amended by
Decree (1) of 16 January 1997, Gazette, p.
592), under Law, after `Law, European Community, Jacques
Delors.' insert:

`Law, Intellectual Property and Information Technology,
Reuters.'

2 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5.
B, SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (p. 369, as
amended by the same decree), after `Jacques Delors
Professor of European Community Law' insert:

`Reuters Professor of Intellectual Property and
Information Technology Law'.

3 Ibid., Sect. III (p. 437),
insert new § 180 as follows and renumber existing
§§ 180–7 (pp. 437--40, as renumbered by
the same decree and by Decree (3) of 21 June 1996,
Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 1282) as §§
181–8:

`§ 180. Reuters Professor of Intellectual Property
and Information Technology Law

1. The Reuters Professor of Intellectual Property and
Information Technology Law shall deliver lectures and
give instruction in Intellectual Property Law and related
aspects of Information Technology Law.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral
board 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 to which the professorship
shall be for the time being allocated by Council under
any decree in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or
unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing
body of that college;

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

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council, one of
whom shall be appointed after consultation with the
Reuter Foundation;

(6) a person appointed by the General Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Board of
the Faculty of Law.

3. The professor shall be a member of the Oxford
Intellectual Property Research Centre and shall have the
obligation to accept the directorship of the centre for
the first five years of the appointment and thereafter
for five-year periods (or such other periods as may be
decided upon), if requested to do so by Council after
consultation with the General Board, the Board of the
Faculty of Law, and St Peter's College.

4. The professor shall be subject to the General
Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of
professors and to those particular provisions of the same
decree which are applicable to this chair.'

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Statute (2): Entitlement of members of Faculties to
membership of Congregation

Explanatory note

Following confirmation by postal vote of the general
resolution instructing Council to restore the entitlement
of members of faculties to membership of Congregation
until the age of 75
Council promotes the statute below, which provides
accordingly. The general resolution did not instruct
Council to restore the original provisions governing
membership of faculties and other university bodies, and
the statute accordingly leaves unchanged in those
respects the amendments which were approved by
Congregation in 1995. This means that faculty boards will
still need to consider at least annually whether to
continue the membership of a faculty of a person who is
over 70 (a vote of at least two-thirds of the board
members present and voting being necessary for such a
person's membership to be continued on each occasion);
and if such a person's membership is not continued, he or
she will, unless an Emeritus Professor, also cease to be
a member of Congregation.

A decree similarly restoring Emeritus Professors to
membership is published as Decree (1) in `University
Acts' above.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to restore the
entitlement of members of faculties to membership of
Congregation until the age of 75, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS
AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Tit. XIV, Sect. III, cl. 1
(Statutes, 1995, p. 108, as amended by the
statute approved by Congregation on 28 November 1995,
Gazette, Vol. 126, pp. 407, 436), after
`other than' insert `Congregation,'.

2 Ibid., cl. 2 (as amended by the
same statute), delete `The said powers ... no case' and
substitute `In no case, however,'.

3 Ibid., delete cl. 3 (as inserted
by the same statute) and renumber existing cll. 4–7
(as renumbered by the same statute) as cll. 3–6.

4 Ibid., cl. 3, as renumbered by cl.
3 above, delete `Tit. II, Sect. III, cl. 7,'.

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Key to Statute (2)

Cl. 1 excludes Congregation from the definition of the
word `committee' for the purposes of Tit. XIV, Sect. III,
which governs university committees and analogous bodies.

Cl. 2 removes the provision, introduced in 1995 and
now otiose, which prevented Council from exercising in
respect of membership of Congregation its power to grant
exemption in the case of individual members from the
general age limit for university bodies.

Cll. 3 and 4 delete further provisions which were
necessary in consequence of the earlier inclusion of
Congregation in the definition of the word `committee'.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 6 March 1997: Notices<br />

Notices


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REGIUS PROFESSORSHIP OF
ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed HENRY MARIA ROBERT
EGMONT MAYR-HARTING, MA, D.Phil., FBA, Fellow of St
Peter's College and Reader in Medieval History, to the
Regius Professorship of Ecclesiastical History with
effect from 1 October 1997.

Dr Mayr-Harting will be a Canon of Christ Church.

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REGIUS PROFESSORSHIP OF MODERN
HISTORY

Her Majesty the Queen has appointed ROBERT JOHN WESTON
EVANS, MA,
D.Phil. (MA, Ph.D. Cambridge), FBA, Fellow of Brasenose
College and
Professor of European History, to the Regius
Professorship of Modern
History with effect from 1 October 1997.

Professor Evans will be a fellow of Oriel College.

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STATUTE APPROVED BY HER MAJESTY
IN COUNCIL

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the
Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 15
October 1996 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the
Statute establishing the Degree of Master of Mathematics,
printed in Gazette, Vol. 126, p. 759
(approved by Congregation, p. 788).

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INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY


Intensive German classes for
archaeologists

Intensive German classes for archaeologists, which will
teach relevant reading and basic conversational skills,
will be held in ninth week (17–21 March), in the
Institute of Archaeology. The classes will be held at the
following times: beginners, 9.30–11 a.m.;
intermediate, 11.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.

The tutor will be Ms Gertrud Seidmann, Research
Associate, Institute of Archaeology.

Those wishing to attend should register with Mrs Mary
Mills at the Institute (telephone: (2)78240).

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WOMEN'S STUDIES COMMITTEE


Essay competition: amended
notice

The Women's Studies Committee will award a prize of
£50 for the best undergraduate essay on a subject
relevant to Women's Studies, in any academic
discipline.

Undergraduates are invited to submit essays, typed or
word-processed, omitting the writer's name and
accompanied by a signed declaration that the essay is the
student's own work, giving the essay title and naming the
student's college. The maximum length is 2,500 words.

Essays should be sent care of Jackie Scott-Mandeville,
Secretary to the Women's Studies Committee, English
Faculty Office, St Cross Building, by noon on Friday, 14
March (eighth week, Hilary Term). The winner will be
announced early in Trinity Term.

Note: the prize offered is £50, not
£350, as stated in the Gazette of 27
February.





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INAUGURAL LECTURES


Khalid bin Abdallah Al-Sa'ud
Professor for the Study of the Contemporary Arab World

PROFESSOR C.D. HOLES will deliver his inaugural lecture
at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 April, in the Examination
Schools.

Subject: `The debate poem: a genre of Gulf
vernacular literature.'



Harold Vyvyan Harmsworth
Professor of American History

PROFESSOR R.L. MIDDLEKAUFF will deliver his inaugural
lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 May, in the Examination
Schools.

Subject: `Democracy in America before
Tocqueville.'

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EUROPAEUM LECTURE

DR JOSEF JOFFE, Chief Editorial Writer,
Süddeutsche Zeitung, and
Associate of the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies,
Harvard University, will deliver the Europaeum Lecture at
5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 March, in the Habakkuk Room, Jesus
College.

Entry is by ticket, obtainable from Isabelle Barber,
Oxford University Events Office, Oxenford House, Magdalen
Street (telephone: (2)78106).

Subject: `The Euro—any good for Europe?
When the road to hell is paved with good intentions.'

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GAISFORD LECTURE 1997

PROFESSOR C. CAREY, Royal Holloway College, London, will
deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22
May, in St John's College.

Subject: `Dying in the theatre of Dionysos:
clouds, comics, and sophists.'

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HALLEY LECTURE 1997

PROFESSOR J.A.M. MCDONNELL, FRAS, Professor of Space
Physics and Head of the Unit for Space Sciences and
Astrophysics, University of Kent, will deliver the Halley
Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 6 May, in the Lecture
Theatre, the University Museum.

Subject: `In the beginning was the COMET...'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Paget Toynbee Lectures on Dante 1997

Ethics and existence in Dante: a new theological
perspective

DR J.F. TOOK, Reader in Dante Studies, University
College, London, will deliver the Paget Toynbee Lectures
at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Room 2, the Taylor
Institution.

Mon. 28 Apr.: `The structure of being.'

Mon. 5 May: `The phenomena of being.'

Mon. 12 May: `Grace and the redemption of
being.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Economic History Seminar, Trinity Term

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays
in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: J.S. Foreman-Peck, MA, University
Lecturer in Economic History, C.H. Feinstein, MA,
Chichele Professor of American History, and A. Offer, MA,
D.Phil., Reader in Recent Social and Economic History.

D. HENDRY

29 Apr.: `Demand for broad money over
the long run.'

JOSE MORILLA CRITZ, Alcala

6 May: `Western European agriculture
1850–1914.'

G. CAMERON

13 May: `Economic convergence between US
and Japanese manufacturing since the mid-1950s.'

L. NEAL, Illinois–Urbana

20 May: `John Law's speculative attack
on the South Sea Bubble: international capital
movements in the first emerging markets.'

K. HARLEY, Western Ontario

27 May: `Cotton textile exports: prices,
profits, and welfare.'

M. THOMAS, Virginia

3 June: `How the US labour market worked
one hundred years ago.'

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MUSIC

ARNOLD WHITTALL, King's College, London, will lecture at
5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 March, in the Holywell Music
Room, Holywell Street.

Subject: `Stravinsky: modernity and
musicology.'

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LATIN AMERICAN CENTRE

PROFESSOR BRENT BERLIN, Georgia, will give a seminar at 4
p.m. on Thursday, 13 March, in the Tanner Room, Linacre
College. The meeting is organised by the Latin American
Centre and the Ethnoecology/Ethnomedicine/Traditional
Knowledge Discussion Group.

Subject: `One Mayan Indian's view of the
plant world: how a folk system of botanical
classification can be both comprehensive and natural.'

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MAISON FRANÇAISE, MUSEUM
OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Science and instrumentation: Franco-British themes
since 1800

This one-day meeting will be held on Thursday, 13 March,
in the Maison Française. Those wishing to attend
are asked to register with the Maison (telephone: Oxford
(2)74222).

The meeting will begin with an introduction by Dr J.W.
Bennett at 9.30 a.m., and will conclude with a discussion
at 4.20 p.m. Contributions from graduate students in
Oxford will be given at 12.25 p.m.

P. BRENNI, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie,
Paris

9.45 a.m.: `From Crystal Palace to
Palais de l'Industrie. National styles in the
nineteenth-century French and British instrument
making industry.'

C. BLONDEL, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie,
Paris

10.20 a.m.: `Electrical instruments in
nineteenth-century France: between makers and
users.'

S. JOHNSTON, Museum of the History of Science

11.15 a.m.: `Making the arithmometer
count.'

DR BENNETT

11.50 a.m.: `La grande
lunette
: the spectacle of astronomy in
1900.'

S. BOUDIA, Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie,
Paris

2.15 p.m.: `Les instruments de la
radioactivité en France: entre le laboratoire
et l'usine.'

J. HUGHES, University of Manchester

2.50 p.m.: `Instruments, techniques, and
the making of nuclear physics 1919--39.'

D. FERRIOT, Musée des Arts et Métiers,
Paris

3.45 p.m.: `The Musée des
Arts et Métiers
: renovation issues.'

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE


Refugee Studies Programme

Elizabeth Colson Lecture 1997

PROFESSOR DAVID PARKIN will deliver the Elizabeth Colson
Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in Rhodes
House.

Subject: `Mementoes, reality and human
displacement.'

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CTI CENTRE FOR TEXTUAL STUDIES
(HUMANITIES COMPUTING UNIT)

Computer-assisted film and drama studies

This one-day conference will be held on Monday, 17 March,
9.15 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in St Anne's College.

The presentations and exhibition are designed to
introduce a range of available resources and current
projects relevant to the use of computers in the teaching
and research of film studies and dramatic performance.

Speakers include Ian Christie (Magdalen), Richard
Paterson (BFI), Celia
Duffy (AHDS, Glasgow), Christie Carson (Royal Holloway),
and Lizbeth
Goodman (Open University).

Further information including a booking form is available
at
http://info.ox.ac.uk/ctitext/service/workshop/film.html
or from Dr Michael
Fraser, CTI Textual Studies, Humanities Computing Unit,
13 Banbury Road,
Oxford OX2 6NN (telephone: Oxford 283282 e-mail:
mike.fraser@oucs.ox.ac.uk).

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GREEN COLLEGE


Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR KAY E. DAVIES will deliver the Emery Lecture at
6 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 March, in the Witts Lecture
Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Challenges in muscular dystrophy.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Seminar series: The constraints on British
governments: how much difference can a change of
governing party now make?

Cancellation of seminar

The final seminar in this series (11 March), at which the
speakers would have been Ms Janet Anderson, MP, and Mr
Edward Garnier, MP, has been cancelled because of the
breakdown in pairing arrangements in the House of
Commons.

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OXFORD INNOVATION SOCIETY

PROFESSOR C. WEBB, FRS, will address the twenty-first
meeting of the Oxford Innovation Society at 6 p.m. on
Thursday, 20 March, in the Department of Pharmacology.

Subject: `Lasers---making light
work---high-speed imaging and micromachining'.

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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN
SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING


Oxford branch: Oxford Science
Lecture Series

PROFESSOR S. JOCELYN BELL BURNELL, Professor of Physics,
Open University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13
March, in the Oxford University Museum of Natural
History. The lecture is open to the public. Admission
costs £1.50 (including refreshments), payable at the
door.

Subject: `The pulsar puzzle.'

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OXFORD UNIVERSITY EUROPEAN
AFFAIRS SOCIETY

YEHUDI MENUHIN, violinist and conductor, will lecture at
5.30 p.m. on Monday, 10 March, in Rhodes House.

Subject: `The European Community.'

MORRIS ROSEN, Deputy Head of the International Atomic
Energy Agency, Vienna, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on
Thursday, 13 March, in the Harris Building, Oriel
College.

Subject: `The nuclear option in Europe---the
heritage of Chernobyl.'

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COUNCIL FOR ACADEMIC AUTONOMY

BRYAN DAVIES, Shadow Minister of Higher Education, DAVID
TRIESMAN, General Secretary, the AUT, and a
representative from the Liberal Democrat Party, will
address a pre-election public colloquium to be held at 2
p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in Room A144, the London
School of Economics. Enquiries should be directed to
Professor F.G.B. Millar, Brasenose College (telephone:
Oxford (2)77874).

Subject: `The erosion of our universities.'

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 6 March 1997: Grants and<br /> Funding<br />

Grants and Research Funding


Contents of this section:

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

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PRENDERGAST BEQUEST

Funds from the Prendergast Bequest are available to men
and women born in the Republic or Ireland whose parents
are citizens of the Republic of Ireland, to assist them
to read for a degree, either graduate or undergraduate
(or, in some cases, for a diploma) at the University of
Oxford.

Applications are invited for grants for the academic year
1997–8, from students either already on course or
who will be commencing their studies at Oxford in October
1997. The grants are means-tested, and the amounts for
the year 1997–8 are expected to be in the region of
£500–£2,000.

Applicants who intend to follow a postgraduate course
must have been accepted by both a college and the faculty
board concerned before a grant can be awarded, while
applications from candidates who wish to read for a
second honour school should be endorsed by the college.

Further information and application forms are available
from the Secretary to the Board of Management for the
Prendergast Bequest, University Offices, Wellington
Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. The closing date for applications
is 31 July.

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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 6 March 1997: Examinations and Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards


Contents of this section:

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 1997

Honour Moderations

Geography: S. STOKES, MA, Fellow of St Catherine's
(address: School of Geography)

Mathematics and Computation: O. DE MOOR, MA,
D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen

Physics and Philosophy: D.H. RICE, B.PHIL., MA,
Student of Christ Church

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Honour Schools

Ancient and Modern History: G.D. WOOLF, MA, Fellow
of Brasenose

Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: G.B.
HENNING, MA, Fellow of St Catherine's (address: Department of
Experimental Psychology)

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Master of Studies

Celtic Studies: T.M.O. CHARLES-EDWARDS, MA, D.PHIL.,
Fellow of Corpus Christi

Modern Jewish Studies: G. ABRAMSON, MA, Fellow of
St Cross (address: Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies)

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Probationer Research Student

Qualifying Examination in Economics: S. ANAND,
B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Catherine's

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APPOINTMENT OF EXAMINER PRO HAC VICE

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors have appointed D. HOPWOOD, MA,
D.PHIL., Fellow of St Antony's College, as an examiner for Modern
Middle Eastern Studies in the Qualifying Examination for Subject
(iv) Modern Middle Eastern Studies of the M.Phil. Examination in
Oriental Studies to be held in Hilary Term 1997 pro hac
vice
(vice Dr E.L. Rogan, granted leave of
absence).

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in
regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 21
March.


1 Board of the Faculty of English Language
and
Literature

M.Phil. in English Studies

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

1 In Examination decrees, 1996, p. 570, delete ll.
30–3 and substitute:

`4. Eddaic and Skaldic Verse. The following texts are prescribed:
Gudrúnarkvidur I–III, Grottasöngr,
Vafthrúdnismál, Baldrs draumar, Ragnarsdrápa
(Bragi), Haraldskvaedi (Worbjörn hornklofi),
Hákonarmál (Eyvindr), Vellekla (Einarr
Skálaglamm), the verses in Eyrbyggja saga.'

2 Ibid., p. 572, delete ll. 21–3 and
substitute:

`7. Old Norse Literature, 1. The following texts are prescribed:
Njáls saga, Egils saga, Óláfs saga helga
(Heimskringla), Kormaks saga, Skáldskaparmál,
Haustlöng.'

3 Ibid., p. 573, delete ll. 7–12 and
substitute:

`(a) Medieval Welsh tales and romances with special
reference to Pedeir Keinc y Mabinogi (ed. I. Williams, 1951),
Culhwch ac Olwen (ed. R. Bromwich and D.S. Evans, 1988), Owein (ed.
R.L. Thomson, 1975), Peredur vab Efrawc (ed. G.W. Goetinck, 1976),
Gereint vab Erbin in Llyfr Gwyn Rhydderch (ed. J.G. Evans and R.M.
Jones, 1973, pp. 193–226), Cyfranc Lludd a Llevelys (ed. I.
Williams, 1922), Breuddwyd Maxen (ed. I. Williams, 1920), Breudwyt
Ronabwy (ed. M. Richards, 1948).

(b) Medieval Welsh religious literature with special
reference to Blodeugerdd Barddas o Ganu Crefyddol Cynnar (ed. M.
Haycock, 1994), The Medieval Welsh Religious Lyric (ed. C.A. McKenna,
1991), and Llyvyr Agkyr Llandewivrevi (ed. J. Morris Jones and J.
Rhys).

(c) Gwaith dafydd ap Gwilym (ed. T. Parry) and Gwaith
Iolo Goch (ed. d. Johnston, 1988).'

4 Ibid., delete ll. 13–15 and substitute:

`14. Old Norse Literature, II. The following texts are prescribed:
Grettis saga, Laxdaela saga, Eyrbyggja saga, Völsunga saga,
Hrùlfs saga kraka, Gautreks saga, Sùlarljùd,
íslendinga saga (Sturla).'


2 Board of the Faculty of Law

Research degrees in Law

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

1 In Examination decrees, 1996, delete from l. 50 on
p. 821 to l. 21 on p. 823 and insert:

`1. Admission to the doctoral and M.Litt. Programmes

Unless they have already successfully completed the two-year BCL
course (including the submission of a thesis),
candidates for the d.Phil. and the M.Litt. are normally
admitted as Probationer Research Students. Subject to the permission
of the faculty board those so admitted may if they wish, or if they
are unable for any reason to proceed to the d.Phil or M.Litt.,
transfer to the status of a student for the degree of M.St. in Legal
Research. All those admitted to the doctoral and M.Litt. programmes,
whatever their initial status, must complete the coursework
elements of the M.St. course.

2. Transfer to the d.Phil. or M.Litt.

i. Candidates wishing to transfer to the status of student for the
degree of d.Phil. or M.Litt. must, subject to sub-paragraphs (ii) and
(iii) below, undertake both parts of the Qualifying Test (paragraph 3
below).

ii. Candidates who, at the time of their application to transfer,
have already successfully completed the two-year BCL course
(including the submission of a thesis lying in the field of research
which they wish to pursue), are
exempt from Part B of the Qualifying Test.

iii. Candidates who, at the time of their application to transfer,
have already successfully completed the M.St. in Legal Research may,
if they wish, satisfy the requirements of Part B of the Qualifying
Test by submitting all or part of their completed M.St. thesis. (The
attention of candidates who have obtained leave to supplicate for the
degree of M.St. in Legal Research is drawn to the fact that transfer
to the M.Litt. is in practice excluded by Examination decrees and
Regulations Ch. VI, Sect. v, § 6, 5 (i) which,
differently from Ch. VI, Sect. viii, § 7, 5 (i)
relating to examining the d.Phil., provides that M.Litt. examiners
must exclude from consideration inter alia any material
submitted for an M.St.).

3. The Qualifying Test

(i) Part A of the Qualifying Test requires that the
candidate shall submit to the Graduate Studies Office two typescript
or printed copies of a statement of the subject of the proposed
thesis and details of the manner in which the candidate proposes to
treat it. This statement shall not exceed 2,000 words.

(ii) Part B of the Qualifying Test requires that the candidate
shall submit to the Graduate Studies Office two typescript or printed
copies of a piece of written work, which may or may not be intended
to form part of the proposed thesis but must be relevant to its
subject. Where the candidate is seeking to transfer to the d.Phil.
this should be
of approximately 10,000 words, for the M.Litt. approximately 6,000.

(iii) Supervisors of candidates offering Part B are asked to
discuss with the candidate the names of possible assessors, and to
provide the Board with the names of three suitable persons who have
indicated their willingness to act as assessors if called upon to do
so. This notification may be made before the submission of the
material, but must be made, at the latest, on the day the material is

submitted.

(iv) Subject to sub-paragraph (v) below, candidates admitted as
Probationer Research Students to the doctoral or M.Litt. programmes,
must submit all materials for the Qualifying Test by the end of the
fourth week of Full Term in the third term after the candidate's
admission.

(v) Subject to the general time-limit in sub-paragraph (vi) below,
the Graduate Studies Committee, having consulted with the supervisor,
may, for good cause, allow the Qualifying Test to be deferred.

(vi) In no case may the materials for the Qualifying Test be
submitted or resubmitted after the end of the sixth term from the
admission of the student to the doctoral or M.Litt. programmes.

4. Assessing the Qualifying Test

(i) The director of Graduate Studies, in consultation
with the Chair of the Board, shall appoint two assessors and shall
report their appointment to the Board.

(ii) The assessors shall interview the candidate.

(iii) The assessors shall report in writing as to (a) the
suitability of the candidate's subject for the kind of thesis
in question and (b) the competence of the candidate to
handle it at the required level; and, in accordance
with their report, the assessors shall make a recommendation.

(iv) The assessors may recommend that the candidate be granted the
transfer which has been applied for, that the candidate be refused
that transfer, that the candidate be permitted to resubmit or, in the
case of an application to transfer to the d.Phil. from a status other
than that of the M.Litt. but subject to paragraph 2 (iii) above, that
the candidate be permitted to advance only to the M.Litt. (In the
case of a Probationer Research Student the recommendation that the
candidate be refused permission to transfer has the effect of
permitting the candidate to request a retrospective registration for
the M.St. in Legal Research under Ch. VI, Sect. xxxi, § 3, 10 of
the Examination decrees and Regulations.)

(v) Unless, for good cause shown, the director of Graduate
Studies, after consultation with the supervisor, agrees to an
extension of time, the assessors must lodge their report and
recommendation with the Graduate Studies Office within one calendar
month of the date on which the
materials are sent out to them.

(vi) The Graduate Studies Office shall pass the report and
recommendation to the director of Graduate Studies, who has the
authority of the Board to inform the candidate without further delay
of the nature of the recommendation and to inform the supervisor of
the contents of the report.

(vii) The director of Graduate Studies shall place the report of
the assessors before the meeting of the Graduate Studies Committee
next following its receipt by the Graduate Studies Office.

(viii) Any resubmission must be made through the Graduate Studies
Office within the time limit specified in paragraph 3 (v) and (vi)
above.'

2 Renumber paragraphs 4 and 5 as 5 and 6.

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3 Board of the Faculty of Literae
Humaniores

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

(a) M.Phil. in Greek and/or Latin Languages and
Literature

1 In Examination decrees, 1996, delete from p. 589,
l. 26 to
p. 592, l. 17 and substitute:

`1. Qualifications. Candidates must satisfy the board that they
possess the necessary qualifications in Greek and/or Latin to profit
by the course.

2.Course. Every candidate must follow for at least six terms a
course of instruction in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature.
Candidates will, when they enter for the examination, be required to
produce from their society a certificate that they are following such
a course.

3. Options. See the schedule below. Candidates are required to
offer a thesis (c) and any two options chosen from A and B.

4. Approval of Options. The choice of options will be subject to
the approval of the candidate's supervisor and of the Graduate
Studies Committee in Classics, having regard to the candidate's
previous experience, the range covered by the proposed options, and
the availability of teaching and examining resources.
Not all options may be available in any given year.
Candidates must submit their provisional choice of options to the
Graduate Studies Committee in Classics not later than Tuesday of
first week in the Hilary Full Term next after the beginning of their
course; the proposed thesis title not later than Tuesday of first
week in the Trinity Full Term next following; and the proposed titles
of any presubmitted essays (see §§ 5 and 6) as soon as
practicable, but in any case no later than Tuesday of first week in
the Hilary Full Term of the second year of the course.

5. Examination. Each option in Section A will be examined by one
written paper (3 hours) of passages for translation and comment
(passages for comment will be set only from the books listed under a
in each case; discussion of textual points and readings will not be
required) and either by three presubmitted essays (see § 6)
which between them display knowledge of more than a narrow range of
the topic or by one written paper of essays (3 hours). For
the papers to be set in the options under Section B, see the detailed
schedule.

6. Presubmitted essays. Essays should each be of between 5,000 and
7,500 words.
Supervisors or others are permitted to give bibliographical help
with, and to discuss a first draft of, such essays.
The essays (two typewritten or printed copies) must be delivered in a
parcel bearing the words `Essays presubmitted for the M.Phil. in
Greek and/or Latin Languages and
Literature' to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High
Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, to arrive by noon on Thursday of sixth week
in the Trinity Full Term in which the examination is to be taken.
Essays must be accompanied by a statement signed by the candidate to
the
effect that, except as otherwise indicated, they are his or her own
work. This statement must be placed in a sealed envelope bearing the
candidate's examination number and presented together with the
essays.

7. Oral Examination. Candidates are required to present themselves
for oral examination if summoned by the
examiners.

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

9. A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners may enter for
the examination on one (but not more than one) subsequent occasion
(as provided by Ch. VI, Sect. vi, § 2, paragraph 4). If it is
the opinion of the examiners that the work done by a candidate, while
not of sufficient merit to qualify for the degree of M.Phil., is
nevertheless of sufficient merit to qualify for the degree of Master
of Studies in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature, the
candidate shall be given the option of resitting the M.Phil. or of
being granted leave to supplicate for the degree of Master of
Studies.

SCHEDULE

Section A

1. Aeschylus

[alpha] Seven against Thebes, Agamemnon,
Choephori, Eumenides.

[beta] Persae, Supplices.

2. Euripides

[alpha]Medea, Electra, Heracles, Ion, Orestes.

[beta] Alcestis, Hippolytus, Hecuba, Trojan
Women, Helen.

3. Plato

[alpha] Phaedrus, Gorgias.

[beta] Ion, Republic X; Gorgias, Helen.

4. Hellenistic poetry

[alpha] Theocritus 1, 3, 7, 10, 13, 15, 16, 28;
Callimachus, Hymns 1, 5, 6; frr. 1,
67–75, 110, 178, 191, 194, 260 (this
last fr. to be read in Callimachus,
Hecale (ed. A.S. Hollis) frr. 69–74);
epigrams 2, 4, 8, 13, 16, 19, 21, 25, 27,
28, 29, 30, 41, 43,, 46, 50 Pf.; Herodas 4;
Apollonius, Argonautica III; Asclepiades
1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 16, 18, 25, 26, 28, 32
Page.

[beta] Apollonius, Argonautica IV. 1–481;
Moschus, Europa; Herodas 2, 6;
Callimachus, Hymn 2.

5. Greek Comedy

[alpha] Aristophanes, Wasps, Birds, Ecclesiazusae; Menander,
Dyscolus, Samia.

[beta] Aristophanes, Thesmophoriazusae,
Wealth; Menander, the remaining
works included in Menander, Plays and
Fragments, translated by N. Miller
(Penguin Classics).

6. Lucretius

[alpha] Books I, III, and V.

[beta] Books II, IV, and VI.

7. Cicero the orator

[alpha] Pro Sexto Roscio Amerino, Pro Archia, Pro
Milone, Pro Marcello, Philippics I, II.

[beta] Auctor ad Herennium I, II. 1–12,
47–50, IV. 11–16; Cicero, de
Imperio Cn.
Pompei, Pro C. Rabirio perduellionis reo,
Pro Caelio, de Oratore II. 71–216,
290–349.

8. Horace

[alpha] Epodes, Odes II, IV, Carmen Saeculare,
Epistles I, II.

[beta] Satires I, Odes I.

9. The Ancient Novel

[alpha] Apuleius, Metamorphoses I, IV.28–VI.24,
VIII–XI; Petronius, Satyrica 26.7–78
(Cena Trimalchionis).

[beta] Apuleius, Metamorphoses II, III, IV.1–27,
VI.25–32, VII; [Lucian], Onos;
Petronius,
Satyrica 1–26.6, 79–117; Longus,
daphnis and Chloe; Heliodorus,
Aethiopica; Chariton, Callirhoe.

10. Any other text or combination of texts approved by the
Graduate Studies Committee in Classics.

In 1–9 passages for translation and comment will be set from
the editions listed in the regulations for the Honour School of
Literae Humaniores. The editions to be used for any option approved
under 10 will be specified by the Graduate Studies Committee in
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Section B

1. The transmission of Greek texts, and the elements of
palaeography and textual criticism, with closer study of Euripides,
Andromache. Candidates will be required (i) to presubmit two
essays on some aspect of the transmission of Greek texts or textual
criticism, (ii) to transcribe a passage from a medieval manuscript (1
hour), and (iii) to answer questions on passages from the prescribed
play (3 hours). (Candidates will be expected to show such knowledge
of Greek metre as is necessary to the proper handling of the text.)

2.The transmission of Latin texts, and the elements of
palaeography and textual criticism, with closer study of Ovid,
Heroides 3, 5, 8, 9, 16, 17. Candidates will be required (i)
to presubmit two essays on some aspect of the transmission of Latin
texts or textual criticism, (ii) to transcribe a passage from a
medieval manuscript (1 hour), and (iii) to
answer questions on passages from the prescribed poems (3 hours).
(Candidates will be expected to show such knowledge of Latin metre as
is necessary to the proper handling of the text.)

3. Greek Papyrology, with special reference to literary papyri.
Candidates will be required (i) to sit a paper of essays,
and (ii) to undertake a practical test, in their own time, in
deciphering and commenting on original papyri. (Each candidate will
be assigned a papyrus or small group of
papyri not later than Saturday of sixth week in the Hilary Full Term
preceding the examination; he or she must prepare an edition of it,
in proper scholarly form, and deliver two typed copies of this
edition to the Clerk of the Schools not later than noon on Monday of
third week in the
Trinity Full Term in which the examination is to be taken. The copies
should be accompanied by a statement signed by the candidate to the
effect that they are solely his or
her own work. This statement must be placed in a sealed envelope
bearing the candidate's examination number and presented together
with the copies.)

4. Comparative Philology, with special reference to the history of
the Greek and/or Latin language. Two papers will be set. Paper
(i), Essays, will cover (a) basic questions about
the comparative and/or historical grammar of Greek and/or Latin, and
(b) questions about the history of the Greek and/or Latin
language. Paper (ii), texts for translation and linguistic
commentary, will include a compulsory question with passages from
either Greek dialect inscriptions or Latin
archaic inscriptions; other passages will be set from Greek and/or
Latin literary texts; there will be an opportunity to show knowledge
of Linear B and/or Oscan and Umbrian.

5. Theory and methodology of classical literary studies.
Candidates will be expected to be familiar with the major
theoretical and methodological issues that arise in the study of
ancient literature, and with the major positions in contemporary
critical theory and their relationship to classical studies. They
will be required to show knowledge of a range of issues in these
areas. Examination will be by means of six presubmitted essays; a
dissertation of
between 10,000 and 20,000 words may be substituted for three of these
essays.

6. Any other subject approved by the Graduate Studies Committee in
Classics, which will determine the method of examination.

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Section C

A thesis of up to 25,000 words, on a subject to be proposed by the
candidate in consultation with the supervisor, and approved by the
Graduate Studies Committee in Classics. Supervisors or others are
permitted to give bibliographical help and to discuss a first draft.
The thesis (two typewritten or printed copies) must be delivered in a
parcel bearing the words `Thesis for the M.Phil. in Greek and/or
Latin Languages and Literature' to reach the Clerk of the Schools,
Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, by noon on Thursday
of sixth week in the Trinity Full Term in which the examination is to
be taken. The thesis must be accompanied by a statement signed by the
candidate to the effect that, except as otherwise indicated, the
thesis is his or her own work. This statement must be placed in a
sealed envelope bearing the candidate's examination number and
presented together with the thesis.

The examiners may invite a successful candidate to agree that one
copy of his or her thesis be deposited in the Bodleian Library.'

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(b) M.St. in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature

In Examination decrees, 1996, p. 668, after l. 8 insert:

`In (i)–(v) passages for translation or comment will
be set from the editions listed in the regulations for the Honour
School of Literae Humaniores; for (vi) from the latest impression of
the Oxford Classical Text (Cicero, de Oratore, Wilkins; Orator,
Wilkins; Quintilian, Winterbottom). The editions to be used for any
option approved under (vii)
will be specified by the Graduate Studies Committee in Classics.'

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4 Board of the Faculty of Social Studies

(a) Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

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

1 In Examination decrees, 1996, p. 479, ll. 30, 31,
and 40, and p. 480, ll. 7 and 15, delete `213' and substitute `214'.

2 Ibid., p. 481, l. 22, delete `Politics' and
insert `Relations'.

3 Ibid., delete l. 23 and insert `213.
International Relations in the Era of the Cold War'.

4 Ibid., delete l. 24 and the footnote and insert
`214. International Relations'.

5 Ibid., p. 484, l. 21, delete `Politics' and
insert `Relations'.

6 Ibid., delete l. 30 and insert `213.
International Relations in the Era of the Cold War'.

7 Ibid., l. 31, after `the major powers' insert
`1945–85'.

8 Ibid., delete ll. 39–50 and insert:

`214. International Relations

The principal theories, concepts, and institutions of international
relations. Topics include: law and norms, order, self-determination,
security, war and conflict resolution, foreign-policy analysis,
international political economy, dominance and dependence, regional
integration, and international institutions. Candidates will be
required to show knowledge of international affairs since 1985.
Questions requiring specific knowledge of earlier events will not be
set, but opportunities will be given to display it.'

9 Ibid., p. 486, delete ll. 7–10 and insert:

`The history of society in Britain since 1870, including: the
family; population; class, gender, and social stratification;
industrial relations; immigration and ethnic minorities; living
standards, health and welfare, education; leisure, population culture
and the media; religion; crime; the
social impact of war. The paper will include questions which involve
a familiarity with primary documents (specified below). Questions
concerned exclusively with the period since 1951 will not be set.'

10 Ibid., ll. 27–8, delete `ed. P. Abrams,
The Origins of British Sociology: 1834–1914 (1968, documents
only);'.

11 Ibid., l. 35, delete `(1957)' and insert:

`(1957, repr. 1984); Royal Commission on the Press Report (Cmnd.
7700, Appendices III (newspaper circulation figures), IV (development
of the five principal chains) and VII (contents and methods of
presenting news); Report of the Committee on Broadcasting (Pilkington
Report, 1962, Cmnd. 1753; Q.d. Leavis, Fiction and the Reading Public
(1932, repr. 1968, Part I chs. 1–3, Part II ch. 4, Part III chs.
1–3); Sheila Stewart, Lifting the Latch (1987); Joseph Rowntree
Foundation, Inquiry into Income and Wealth (1995).'

12 Ibid., delete l. 36.

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(b) M.Sc. in Economics for development

(i) With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first
examination in 1998)

1 In Examination decrees, 1996, p. 727, delete ll.
7–20 and substitute `(b) an extended essay'.

2 Ibid., l. 24, delete `The essay shall not
normally exceed 5,000 words' and substitute `The essay shall not
exceed 10,000 words.'.

3 Ibid., ll. 24–5, delete `and in no
circumstances . . . exceed 10,000 words.'

4 Ibid., l. 30, delete `will' and substitute
`may'.

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(ii) With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in
1998)

1 In Examination decrees, 1996, p. 727, delete ll.
39–42 and substitute:

`Candidates are expected to reach a postgraudate level in modern
micro- and macroeconomic theory, and also be able to explain how this
theory should be modified to take account of the structural and
institutional characteristics of developing countries. Specific
topics to be covered will normally include the following:
microeconomic decision-making: individuals, households, firms.
Welfare and
inequality. Theory of institutions. Trade theories. Macroeconomics
for development: consumption and investment; saving and capital
markets. Government and international finance. Open-economy
equilibrium and response to shocks. Growth theory. Policy analysis.
International economic transmission and co-ordination.'

2 Ibid., delete ll. 44–50 and substitute:

`Questions will be set on development topics from a series of
taught modules. The modules offered may vary from year to year, but
will normally include such topics as: human development, poverty and
income distribution; rural development; environment; industry and
technology; fiscal policy; project evaluation; macro-economic policy
and adjustment; aspects of the international
economy.'

3 Ibid., p. 728, l. 3, delete `data production
and'.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 4–9 and substitute:

`Candidates are expected to reach a postgraduate level in modern
econometric methods, particularly in their application to the
analysis of data on developing economies. Specific topics to be
covered will normally include the
following: probability theory, sampling theory and statistical
inference. Econometric methodology. Estimation methods (Least
Squares, Maximum Likelihood, Generalised Method of Moments).
Semi-parametric and non-parametric estimation. Econometric methods
for analysis of cross-section, time-series and panel data.
Econometric analysis of dynamic models, simultaneous equation
systems, limited dependent variable models.'

5 Ibid., delete ll. 10–50.

6 Ibid., p. 729, delete ll. 1–6.

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5 Committee on Continuing Education

Foundation Certificate in Modern History

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

In Examination decrees, 1996, p. 968, after l. 27, after the
decree establishing the Foundation Certificate in Modern History,
insert:

`(ii) REGULATIONS

1. Not later than the end of the second week of Michaelmas Term,
the department for Continuing Education shall forward to the
Registrar the names of non-members of the University who wish to be
registered as candidates for the Foundation Certificate in Modern
History,
together with the registration fee prescribed in Ch. VIII, Sect. i,
§ 2 (see Appendix I) in accordance with Ch. X, Sect. viii, cll.
2 and 4.

2.Every candidate for the certificate must follow for at least six
terms, and at most nine terms, a part-time course of instruction in
Modern History. This will comprise:

(i) Six papers, of which there will be two on each of the

topics set out below. Each paper will be of two hours'
duration.

(a) British history either 1815–1979

(a) British hisotyr or 1500–1688

(b) European History 1815–1914

(c) Optional paper (source-based) to be chosen from a
list to be published annually by the board of studies before the end
of the last week of Trinity Term.

(ii) Nine coursework essays, of a format and length
approved by the board of studies of the Committee on Continuing
Education, and to be submitted at such times as the Board of Studies
may lay down. Essays must be the candidate's own work and every
candidate must submit a statement to that effect.

(iii) One extended essay of 5,000–7,500 words on a
candidate's optional subject. The extended essay must be submitted at
such time as the board of studies may lay down and must be the
candidate's own work and every candidate must submit a statement to
that effect.

(iv) An oral examination (if the examiners think fit in a
particular case).

3. A candidate who fails an examination paper may be
permitted to retake that paper on not more than one
occasion which normally shall be within one year of the initial
failure.'

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6 Committee for the School of Management
Studies

Postgraduate diploma in Management Studies

With effect from 1 October 1997 (for first examination in 1998)

1 In Examination Decrees, 1996, p. 937,
l. 2 delete `Three' and substitute `Four'.

2 Ibid., after l. 11, insert `A fourth core
course from a range of options to be notified to candidates at the
start of the course'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 12–34 and substitute:

`4. The examination will be in four parts:

(a) Qualifying Examination

The examination shall be held after completion of the first two core
courses. It shall consist of one written paper covering elements of
the first two core courses. Candidates who fail the examination shall
be permitted to retake it on one, but not more than one subsequent
occasion.

(b) Final examination

No candidate shall enter the final examination unless he or she has
already passed the qualifying examination. The final examination will
cover elements of all four core courses.

(c) Each candidate will undertake a business project as
part of a group assignment. Competence will be examined by means of
reports from the candidate's supervisor, and from the sponsoring
firm, by a project report, and by a presentation of this report. The
report shall not exceed 6,000 words.

(d) Each candidate will be required to propose, research,
and submit a dissertation not exceeding 10,000 words on a topic
agreed by the examiners. The dissertation must be submitted to the
Chairman of Examiners, c/o the Postgraduate Secretary, School of
Management Studies, by
Friday of Sixth Week of Trinity Term in the year in which it is
intended to finish the course.'

4 Ibid., l. 42, after `normally' insert `shall'.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF
PHILOSOPHY

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

Clinical Medicine

T. BOND, Hertford: `Volume-regulated ion channels and their
interaction with P-glycoprotein'.

University Laboratory of Physiology, Thursday, 20 March, 2 p.m.


Examiners: J.C. Ellory, P. Brown.

NORIHIRO KATO, Wadham: `Finding the genes that cause essential
hypertension'.

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Tuesday,
11 March, 3 p.m.


Examiners: P.J. Ratcliffe, F. Soubrier.

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English Language and Literature

R. DALRYMPLE, St Peter's: `The pious formulae of the
Middle English romances: a catalogue and stylistic study'.

Examination Schools, Monday, 24 March, 2 p.m.


Examiners: E.H. Cooper, T. Turville-Petre.

M. DU PLESSIS, Lincoln: `Logical proposition in the non-dramatic
poetry of Ben Jonson'.

Somerville, Monday, 17 March, 2 p.m.


Examiners: K.d. duncan-Jones, G. Campbell.

C. ROBERTS, Trinity: `Harriet Martineau and Victorian
ideologies'.

St Anne's, Wednesday, 23 April, 1.45 p.m.


Examiners: P. Ingham, S. Foster.

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Physical Sciences

G.H.W. SANDERS, St John's: `The dissolution of organic solids'.

Examination Schools, Friday, 14 March, 2 p.m.


Examiners: H.A.O. Hill, G. Attard.

M. SHADE, Linacre: `Redox-active calixarenes as receptors for anions
and neutral molecules'.

Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Thursday, 27 March, 9.30 a.m.


Examiners: C.A. Hunter, H.L. Anderson.

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Social Studies

F. MACAULY, St Antony's: `Gender politics in Brazil and Chile: the
role of parties in national and local policy-
making'.

All Souls, Tuesday, 18 March, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: A. Stepan, J. Foweraker.

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Committee for the School of Management Studies

R. HAMILTON PITKETHLY, Templeton: `The use of intellectual property
in high-technology Japanese and western companies'.

New College, Friday, 14 March, 2 p.m.


Examiners: K. Pavitt, R. Whittington.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 6 March 1997: Colleges<br />

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


Contents of this section:

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MEMORIAL SERVICES


Hertford College, St John's
College, and Worcester College

A Memorial Service for DAVID MITCHELL will be held at
2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 10 May, in the University Church
of St Mary the Virgin.

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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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NOTICE


St John's College


Opening of collection of
medieval vestments

The college intends to open to the public its collection
of medieval vestments on Saturday, 8 March, 2–5 p.m.
The collection is displayed in the Garden Quadrangle and
entrance, free of charge, will be via the Parks Road
Lodge or the Main Lodge.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 6 March 1997: Advertisements<br />

Advertisements


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How to advertise
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Oxford Chamber Music Society

The Panocha String Quartet will perform the
following at 2.45 p.m. on Sun., 16 March, in the Holywell
Music Room: Haydn, Quartet in D minor, op. 76, no. 2;
Schubert, Quartet in A minor, D804; Dvorák, Quartet
in C, op. 61. Tickets £8 from Blackwell's Music Shop,
or £9 at the door; students and juniors £4.

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Oxford Playhouse

Ariel Dorfman (Death and the
Maiden
) will give a guest lecture at the theatre on
Fri., 7 Mar., at 5 p.m. The European première of his
play Widows is at the Playhouse, 11–15 Mar.
Tel. Box Office: Oxford 798600.

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Oxford University Museum of Natural
History Shop

Summer-time returns on Easter Sunday. The
OUMNH Shop stocks unusual dendritic limestone wall-clocks
alongside attractive baskets of small gemstone eggs.
Individual polished stone and pyrite eggs in a variety of
sizes are also available while the toy dinosaur eggs
continue to hatch. Life-sized Birdmobiles and the range of
activity and reference books offer holiday entertainment,
and lovers of soft toys will welcome the newly-arrived
fledgling owls up from Cornwall. Museum open Mon.–Sat.
(inc. Easter Monday, 31 Mar.), 12 noon–5 p.m.; Easter
closing 27–30 Mar. inc.; admission free.

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United Oxford and Cambridge
University Club

The London club for all University members.
Special rates for those with college or University
appointments or University residence. Modernised and
reasonable bedroom accommodation. Excellent library
facilities. Restaurant and squash courts. Full service at
weekends. Reciprocal arrangements with over 125 clubs
world-wide. Further details from Derek Conran, Hertford
College, or Membership Secretary, 71 Pall Mall, London SW1Y
5HD.Tel.: 0171-930 5151, fax: 0171-930 9490.

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Tuition Offered

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

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Services Offered

Garden design. Short consultation or
full-scale design. Let me help you solve your problems and
create a beautiful and individual garden. Judith Walton.
Tel.: Oxford 735179.

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

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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Research participants sought

Participants needed: we are looking for
healthy men and women to help us with our reseach on
appetite, sleep, and mood. If you are aged between 18 and
65, please telephone or write. Participants (AS), Research
Unit, Littlemore Hospital, Oxford OX4 4XN. Tel.: Oxford
223130.

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Situations Vacant

Administrator, Cochrane Schizophrenia
Group. Whitley Council A&C grade, 37 hours p.w. (neg.).
Funded by National Health Service Research and Development
Programme until Mar. 1999. Currently based in the Institute
of Health Sciences, Headington, Oxford. We are seeking to
employ an experienced high-grade administrator to ensure the
smooth running of the group’s editorial base (Oxford), the
Cochrane Schizophrenia Group (CSG) as a whole (Global) and
to initiate as well as assist with future development. This
is a challenging and varied post, and we are looking for
someone who is very computer literate, able to use
initiative, prioritise immediately and cope with several
different tasks simultaneously. Closing date for
applications Fri., 14 Mar.; interviews will be held during
the week beginning 24 Mar., successful applicant preferably
available to begin in Apr. Application by letter and c.v. (2
copies) inc. a day-time telephone number and names,
addresses, and telephone/fax numbers of 2 referees to Dr
Clive Adams, Cochrane Schizophrenia Group, Institute of
Health Sciences, PO Box 777, Old Road, Headington, Oxford
OX3 7LF. Tel.: Oxford 226777, e-mail:
clive.adams@psych.ox.ac.uk.

The Voltaire Foundation is looking for a
freelance on-screen copy-editor to work on scholarly
articles and monographs in French or English, belonging to
our series on Studies on Voltaire and the eighteenth
century, Libre pensée et littérature
clandestine
, and others. Familiarity with academic
publishing procedures and a thorough knowledge or written
French is also essential. It would be advantageous to have a
background in the humanities, and some knowledge of the
principles of SGML-type coding. Write, enclosing a c.v., to
Alison Richards. Voltaire Foundation, 99 Banbury Road,
Oxford OX2 6JX.

Ritchie Court, North Oxford: an
administrator is sought for June for these 44 retirement
flats. Part-time (25 hours approx); £15,000. Before
applying please obtain a job specification from the
Administrator, Ritchie Court, 380 Banbury Road, Oxford.
Tel.: Oxford 510334.

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Houses to Let

Summer let in Oxford: live in comfort near
the Thames. Centrally heated, 4-bedroom Victorian house.
Large split-level living-room; bathroom, bidet, and w.c.;
shower-room, power-shower, and w.c.; fully-equipped kitchen;
south-facing garden. Available for 6 weeks, 18 July–31
Aug. Price negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

Headington: 4-bedroom house, convenient for
shops, schools, and hospitals. Fully furnished, gas c.h.,
garage, gardens front and rear. Available from 1 Sept. 1997
to 15 Aug. 1998. £900 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76202
(day), or 61316 (evening/weekend).

Finders Keepers has over 60 members of
staff in 5 offices throughout Oxfordshire dedicated to
offering an unparalleled standard of service. Voted the
best Letting and Management Company in the UK for the
second consecutive year. Why not find out for yourself why
the best is not the most expensive. For further information
contact Finders Keepers, 73 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE.
Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:
oxford@finders.co.uk; Internet site:
http://www.finders.co.uk.

House to let north of Summertown, 1 Oct.
1997--15 July 1998. Fully furnished, 3 bedrooms (1 single,
2 double), separate living- and dining-rooms, bathroom,
downstairs w.c., fitted kitchen, front and back gardens,
off-street parking. Close to major bus routes and shops.
£800 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 559421.

Superb, modern, architect-designed house in
North Oxford; 4 bedrooms; fully equipped; on bus routes; 25
minutes walk to town. Available July and August. Tel: Oxford
511825 (evenings or Sundays); e-mail:
L.Lyons1@physics.ox.ac.uk.

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

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Flats to Let

Modern, sunny one-bedroom flat with door-
phone security near river meadows, Summertown, furnished or
unfurnished; preferably long let. £595 p.c.m. Tel.:
Oxford 556808.

Attractive and spacious ground-floor
furnished apartment (sitting-room, double bedroom, kitchen-
diner, bathroom, and shower) next to Radcliffe Infirmary.
Available from 1 Apr. Would suit a quiet academic or
professional person or couple. £175 p.w. inc. of all
bills. Tel.: Oxford 735457.

Premier: luxury flats, all areas of the
city, some furnished, others part furnished, from £695
p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 792299.

Summertown: fully-furnished 3-bedroom flat
in Cunliffe Close available now. Would suit a visiting
academic family or 3 professionals. £850 p.c.m. Tel.:
Oxford 554015 (evening).

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes' walk from
city centre: delightful and very comfortable flat, available
April, in quiet, civilised family house: large double
bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom.
Off-street parking, garden. Regret no children or pets.
Tel.: Oxford 552400.

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Accommodation available for
academic year 1997–8

The Maison Française d'Oxford
invites applications from postgraduates for rooms at the
Maison in 1997–8. As a Franco-British research centre
working in the social and human sciences, we particularly
welcome applications from British nationals. The Maison is
currently the base for research seminars in the History and
Philosophy of Science and in Western European Politics.
Applications to be received by 1 May. Norham Road, Oxford
OX2 6SE.

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Accommodation Offered

Premier: houses for sharers, some available
now, many more from summer 1997. Phone us today for more
details. Tel.: Oxford 792299.

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.

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Accommodation Sought

Professional family (university employees)
seeks 2/3-bed house to rent in North/central Oxford from the
end of Apr. for 3–6 months while completing house
purchase. Non-smokers, animal lovers, and keen gardeners. Do
you have a house (and pets) that need looking after while
you are away for several months? Excellent references
available. Tel.: Oxford 728738.

Visiting professor and her family (4
people) require furnished apartment or house in Oxford, 1
June–31 July. Contact Dr Paul Buckley. Tel.: Oxford
(2)73156 (office) or 552224 (home); e-mail:
paul.buckley@eng.ox.ac.uk.

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.

Visiting Polish professor with research
interests in social policy requires accommodation with
friendly lady/couple/family, 15 June–15 Sept. Professor
Malgorzata Skoczny is here to conduct research, but is keen
to improve her English through conversation with native
speakers. Contact Piotr Jasinski or Cathryn Ross. Tel.:
Oxford 201631, e-mail: piotr.jasinksi@economics.ox.ac.uk.

Visiting professor and family (2 adults,
and 2 children aged 6 and 9) seek furnished apartment or
house in Oxford, Apr--May. Contact (a) Manuel Arellano or
(b) Olympia Bover. (a) Tel.: Madrid (341)429-0551,
fax:(341)429-1056, e-mail: arellano@cemfi.es; (b)
tel.:(341)338-5979.
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Accommodation Sought to Rent or
Exchange

Visiting American family seeks furnished
3–4-bedroom house or flat in Oxford, Sept.
1997–Aug. 1998. Possible house exchange in Amherst,
Mass.: 3–4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, 2-car garage,
spacious contemporary design, wooded hillside setting, easy
access to university, local colleges. James K. Boyce. Tel.
(USA): 413 256 1853, e-mail: boyce@econs.umass.edu.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or
Exchange

Oxford–Berkeley: family house in
Oxford offered in exchange for similar in Berkeley, CA,
area, July–Dec. Three bedrooms (1double, 1 twin, 1
single), 1.5 baths. All appliances, south-facing garden.
Car exchange also possible. Tel.: Oxford 726919, e-mail:
cvph2@lboro.ac.uk.

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Accommodation Exchange

Princeton house exchange. Two blocks from
Princeton University and Nassau Street; 11-room house, back
deck; 1 hour from Philadelphia, 1 hour 15 mins. New York
City. May–Oct., during clergy sabbatical: seeking to
exchange house for lodgings in British Isles or Europe for
one-month periods. Revd and Mrs Leslie C. Smith, 19 Madison
Street, Princeton, NJ 08542, USA. Tel.: 609 924 2277 (w), or
609 497 2993 (h), fax: 609 924 9140.

Los Angeles/Oxford: family of 4, relocating
to Oxford, leaving 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house on half-acre
in Thousand Oaks, wishes to exchange for house/flat for
similar accommodation (at least 3 bedrooms) in or near
Oxford (acreage not a requirement). Westlake
Village/Thousand Oaks area is approx. 20 mins. from
Pepperdine University and Malibu, 35 mins. from UCLA, 50
minutes from downtown LA and USC, 1 hour from UCSB. We seek
a professional who would be interested in a long-term
trade. K. Brougher. Fax: 001 213 620 8674.

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Holiday Lets

South-west France: tranquil roof-terraced
luxury apartment within tiny walled hill-top medieval
village; 2 double bedrooms, excellent bathroom and kitchen;
30-ft south-facing terrace, half-shaded, high above rural
valley and completely private. Mrs C. Laird. Tel./fax: 00 33
5 53 70 46 80.

Dordogne valley: stone-built farmhouse and
large terrace with 270-degree view overlooking wonderful
valley. Swimming, tennis, golf, canoeing and numerous
enchanting restaurants nearby. Great walking and cycling
everywhere. Splash pool and all mod. cons.
£175–£575 p.w. Tel. for more details and/or
brochure: 01295 670320.

Tarn et Garonne: lovely old stone house,
many original features, fully modernised, situated in
charming village. Cordes, Albi, Villefranche all nearby.
Sleeps 6–8. Telephone or write for details and colour
photos. R. Gordon, 216 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7NH. Tel.:
Oxford 515311.

Czech Republic: enchanting woodland cottage
only half an hour from Prague available May–Oct.
Sleeps 4+. Lake for swimming, boating. Views, walks, wood
fires, mushrooms, castles. Good food, and wine still a
bargain. English-speaking owner. From £260 p.w. Tel.:
0171-373 0667.

Holiday in Umbria. Ideal for lovers of
tranquillity, superb scenery, good food. Perfect for
visiting Renaissance art treasures. Newly converted flat for
two, large shaded terrace, magnificent view. Perugia 9 kms,
Assisi 20 kms. For information telephone Willliam Urquhart.
Tel.: 01252 877155.

Tuscany: Italian language/culture, cookery,
wall painting, gilding, ceramics courses, at 17th-c. manor
house/garden, medieval hamlet, half-hour from
sea/mountains—or if you want simply to relax, try just
B.&B. and our home cooking. Mario/Jane. Tel.: 0039 187 47 12
49.

Florida, Port Charlotte: luxury 3-bedroom
dream villa with all modern amenities inc. solar heated
indoor swimming-pool. Sleeps 6. Fabulous sandy beaches,
palm-trees, in a paradise mostly unknown by the usual
tourist rentals. Car hire essential. Airport nearby:
Sarasota or Tampa. From £425 p.w. or £1,475 p.m.
Tel.: Oxford 66344.

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).

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Houses for Sale

Summertown: pretty Edwardian terrace house,
3 bedrooms, excellent condition. No chain. c.£140,000.
Tel.: Oxford 554278.

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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<br /> Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 7 March<br /> - 5 April

Diary


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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 HREF="../../supps/1_4410.htm">Staff Development
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Friday 7 March

DR M. CHAPMAN: `Bradford, a Midlands city' (Ethnicity and
Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute
of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR P. STYLES: `MRI—a tool kit for imaging
structure, physiology, and biochemistry'
(Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science: `The new
microscopies---from molecules to man: magnetic resonance
imaging'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon
Laboratory, 12 noon.

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

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

SIR JOHN COLES: `China, Britain, and Hong Kong' (All
Souls Foreign Policy Studies Programme: `China and the
world'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 8 March

DEGREE conferments, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.

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Sunday 9 March

THE RT. REVD LORD HABGOOD preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 10 March

DR D. ROGERS and Dr W. Wint: `Identifying tsetse control
areas in Africa' (Environmental Change Unit seminars),
Main Lecture Theatre, School of Geography, 2.15 p.m.

C. HAROCHE: `La considération: comportements
psychologiques, positions sociales, ou droits juridico-
politiques' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 11 March

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

Note: the final seminar in the series `The
constraints on British governments: how much difference
can a change of governing party now make?', due to take
place today, has been cancelled.

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

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Information overload: beat
the bumph follow-up', 2 p.m. (see
information above
).

ORIENTAL STUDIES faculty board election, 20 March (one
ordinary member): nominations by six electors to be
received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

DR J. LOWDEN: `Disperse them among the
nations
: diaspora and translation' (Grinfield
Lectures on the Septuagint: `The illustration of the
Septuagint'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR WALTER BODMER: `Human genetic diversity and
disease susceptibility' (Wolfson College Lectures: `The
human inheritance: genes, language, and evolution'), the
Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR K.E. DAVIES: `Challenges in muscular
dystrophy' (Emery Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre,
Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Wednesday 12 March

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

PROFESSOR G. BROTHERSTON: `Painted books of ancient
Mexico—recent discoveries' (Friends of the Pitt
Rivers Museum lecture series), Pauling Human Sciences
Centre (58 Banbury Road), 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. PARKIN: `Mementoes, reality and human
displacement' (Refugee Studies Programme: Elizabeth
Colson Lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 13 March

FRANCO-BRITISH COLLOQUIUM (various speakers): `Science
and instrumentation: Franco-British themes since 1800',
Maison Française, all day.

DR P. MATTHEWS: `Monitoring local changes in the
brain' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures in Science:
`The new microscopies---from molecules to man: imaging
thought'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon
Laboratory, 12 noon.

MATRICULATION ceremony, Convocation House, 12.30 p.m.

DR J. OPENSHAW: `Extolling women? Attitudes of male
Bengali "Bauls" ' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on
Women seminars: `Gender and culture—identity and
crisis'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth
House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. JOCELYN BELL BURNELL: `The pulsar puzzle'
(Association for Women in Science and Engineering: Oxford
Science Lecture Series), Oxford University Museum of
Natural History, 5 p.m. (admission £1.50).

PROFESSOR F. MYERS: `Re/conceptualising the native:
environmentalism, primitivism, and claiming the
Australian Western Desert' (Linacre Lectures: `Culture
and environment'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology
Building, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 14 March

CONFERENCE: `German medical war crimes, medical ethics,
and post-war justice' (Wellcome Unit symposium to
commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the Nuremberg
Medical Trial), Linacre (contact Dr Paul Weindling:
(2)74603).

F. GRIGNON: `Searching for the core of an African
city: the Matatus of Nairobi, Kenya' (Ethnicity and
Identity seminars: `The identity of cities'), Institute
of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR P. MATTHEWS: `Changes in brain state during
cognitive processes' (Interdepartmental Graduate Lectures
in Science: `The new microscopies---from molecules to
man: imaging thought'), Lindemann Lecture Theatre,
Clarendon Laboratory, 12 noon.

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

THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN HICK: `Multi-faith theology'
(lecture series: `Radical theologies'), Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Saturday 15 March

HILARY FULL TERM ends.

TRANSLATION RESEARCH in Oxford one-day meeting: `Les
poètes traduisent les poètes', St Hugh's
College, from 9.30 a.m.

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Sunday 16 March

THE RT. REVD RONALD GORDON preaches the Sermon for the
Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Oriel, 10 a.m.

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Tuesday 18 March

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

D. TRIM: `Renaissance man and the Reformation: Sir
Thomas Bodley and the international Protestant cause in
the reign of Elizabeth I' (Friends of the Bodleian
thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1
p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Anglo-Saxon attitudes:
Beowulf to Alfred', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for
bookings: (2)78015, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.)

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Wednesday 19 March

DR O. MENDOZA: `Psychosocial wellness: epidemiological
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).

A. WHITTALL: `Stravinsky: modernity and musicology'
(lecture), Holywell Music Room, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 20 March

ACADEMIC STAFF SEMINAR: `Audio-visual aids to lecturing',
9.30 a.m. (see information
above
).

DR J. JOFFE: `The Euro—any good for Europe? When
the road to hell is paved with good intentions'
(Europaeum Lecture), Habakkuk Room, Jesus, 5 p.m. (entry
by ticket—tel.: (2)78106).

PROFESSOR C. WEBB: `Lasers—making light
work—high-speed imaging and micromachining'
(lecture, Oxford Innovation Society twenty-first
meeting), Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road, 6
p.m.

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Friday 21 March

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

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Saturday 22 March

HILARY TERM ends.

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Tuesday 25 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Fabulous furniture', 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.

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Thursday 27 March

SHELDONIAN THEATRE closed (reopens 7 April).

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Saturday 5 April

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM `Pitt Stop' event for children and
families (not unaccompanied children): `Games people
play', Main Museum Building, 2–4 p.m. (admission
free).

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