8 March 2001 - No 4579



<p>Oxford University Gazette,<br /> Vol. 131, No. 4579: 8 March 2001<br /></p>

Oxford University Gazette

8 March 2001


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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 8 March 2001: University Acts<br />

University Acts


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GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE
OF COUNCIL

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following decree,
to come into
effect on 23 March.


Decree (1): Establishment of an Area
and Development
Studies Committee within the Social Sciences Division

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the General Purposes Committee of Council
on the
recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, establishes an Area and
Development Studies
Committee. Under the University's new governance structures, the committee
is to have
responsibility, or joint responsibility, for area studies posts, and for taught
Master's courses
and research students, in Area and Development Studies in the Social
Sciences.

Text of Decree (1)

In Ch. III (Statutes, 2000, pp. 261), insert Sect. VII:

`Section VII. Area and Development Studies, Committee for

1. There shall be a Committee for Area and Development Studies to
promote the study
of, and research in, Area and Development Studies within the University.

2. The committee shall consist of:

(1) the Director of Queen Elizabeth House;

(2)–(5) four persons appointed by and from among the academic
post-holders in
Queen Elizabeth House and the Senior Members of the University formally
affiliated to that
department;

(6) a member of the Social Sciences Board appointed by that board;

(7)–(14) one person appointed by and from among the academic
post-holders
working in each of the following subjects:

African Studies;

Brazilian Studies;

Chinese Studies;

Japanese Studies;

Latin American Studies;

Modern Middle Eastern Studies;

Slavonic and East European Studies;

South Asian Studies.

The committee shall have power to co-opt up to three additional members,
who shall reflect,
in particular, the interests of St Antony's College, the Life and Environmental
Sciences
Division, and the Humanities Division.

The chairman of the committee shall be appointed by the Social Sciences
Board from among
the members of the committee.

Appointed and co-opted members shall hold office for two years and shall be
re-eligible,
provided that casual vacancies shall be filled for the remaining period of office
of the person
being replaced.

3. The responsibilities of the committee shall include:

(a) the preparation of five-year plans, one-year
operating statements, and
annual budgets for Area and Development Studies;

(b) oversight of the admission of candidates for graduate
courses and for the
Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Area and Development Studies;

(c) supervision of examinations for graduate courses in
Area and Development
Studies;

(d) consideration of, and advising the Social Sciences
Board on, the
nomination of examiners for, and the reports of the examiners on, the Degrees
of Master of
Letters and Doctor of Philosophy in Area and Development Studies;

(e) recommendations to the Divisional Board on the
appointment and
reappointment of academic staff on the establishment of the committee, and
on applications
from them for sabbatical and other leave, and responsibility for the monitoring
of progress
of such staff in their initial period of office;

(f) the monitoring of cross-divisional arrangements for
Area and Development
Studies;

(g) the co-ordination of research activities in, and fund
raising for, Area and
Development Studies;

( h) receipt and consideration of reports from
management committees and
inter-faculty groups and committees for Area and Development Studies;

(i) the promotion of academic activities such as conferences
and academic visits;

(j) consideration of policy issues as requested by the
Divisional Board.

4. The committee shall meet at least twice in each term and shall
convene such
subcommittees for graduate studies, resources, and library matters as it may
deem from time
to time to be necessary according to operational requirements.'

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PLANNING AND RESOURCE
ALLOCATION
COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the
following decrees,
to come into effect on 23 March.


Decree (2): Establishment of Edward
Grey Professorship of
Field Ornithology

Explanatory note

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has accepted the
proposal made
by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board for the establishment of an
Edward Grey
Professorship of Field Ornithology to replace the current directorship with
effect from the next
refilling. The following decree establishes the new chair accordingly.

Text of Decree (2)

1 In Ch. III, Sect. xxxiv, cl. 2, concerning the Edward Grey
Institute (Statutes, 2000, p. 293),
delete `(appointed under clause 3 below)' and substitute `(who shall be
appointed under the
provisions of Ch. VII, Sect. i, § 5. B, cl. 5)'.

2 Ibid., delete cl. 3 and renumber existing cll.
4–7 (p. 294) as
cll. 3–6.

3 In Ch. VII, Sect. i, § 5. b, Schedule A,
concerning
professorships (p. 381), after `Professor of Numerical Analysis' insert:

`Edward Grey Professor of Field Ornithology'.

4 Ibid., Sect. iii, concerning particular
professorships (p. 478), insert
new § 234 as follows and renumber existing § 234 as §
235:

`§ 234. Edward Grey Professor of Field Ornithology

1. The Edward Grey Professor of Field Ornithology shall undertake
research in Field
Ornithology and shall lecture and give instructions in this subject.

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 the 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;

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Life and Environmental
Sciences Board.

3. 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.'



Decree (3): Establishment of
Professorship of Chemical
Biology

Explanatory note

Following contributions from the Department of Chemistry from its own
resources to enable
the University to cover the salary costs of a Professorship of Chemical
Biology, the Planning
and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has accepted the proposal
made by the
Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board for the establishment of this chair.
The following
decree provides accordingly.

Text of Decree (3)

1 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A, concerning
professorships (Statutes,
2000, p. 379), after `E.P. Abraham Professor of Cell Biology' insert:

`Professor of Chemical Biology'.

2 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular
professorships (p. 402), insert
new § 28 as follows and renumber existing §§ 28–9
(pp.
402–3) as §§ 29–30:

`§ 28. Professor of Chemical Biology

1. The Professor of Chemical Biology shall lecture and give instruction
in Chemical
Biology.

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 the 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;

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical and Physical
Sciences Board.

3. 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.'



Decree (4): Electoral Board for the
Linacre Professorship of
Zoology

Explanatory note

The following decree, made by the Planning and Resource Allocation
Committee of Council
on the recommendation of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board and
with the
concurrence of Merton College, changes the composition of the Electoral
Board for the
Linacre Professorship of Zoology to increase its size from seven members to
nine in
accordance with current practice, and to bring it into line with the University's
new
governance structures.

Text of Decree (4)

In Ch. VII, Sect. III, § 322 (Statutes, 2000 p. 515), delete cl. 2 and
substitute:

`2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Warden of Merton College is
Vice-Chancellor, a person
appointed by Council;

(2) the Warden of Merton College, or, if the Warden is unable to
unwilling to act, a
person appointed by the Governing Body of Merton College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of Merton College;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Life and Environmental
Sciences Board.'

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CONGREGATION 3 March


Conferment of Honorary Degree

The Degree of Master of Arts, honoris causa, approved by
Resolution of
Congregation on 6 February, was conferred upon JOHN HARVEY
ASHDOWN, formerly
Conservation Officer of the City of Oxford.

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CONGREGATION 6 March


1 Promulgation of Statute

A form of Statute was promulgated. No notice of opposition having been
given, Mr Vice-
Chancellor declared the preamble carried of the proposed Statute concerning
the removal of
students from the Clinical Students' Register.


2 Presentation of the Annual Review
of the University

The Annual Review of the University for 1999-2000 (Supplement* No. 1 to
Gazette Vol. 131, January 2001) was presented.

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY


Register of Congregation

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

Howarth, S., University Offices

Morton, H., MA, Somerville

Williams, D.G., Faculty of Social Studies

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DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND
BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 23 March,
see
`Examinations and Boards' below.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 8 March 2001: University Agenda<br />

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CONGREGATION 12 March


Degree by Resolution

The following resolution will be deemed to be approved at noon on 12 March, unless by that
time the Registrar has received notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation
that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of Congregation.

Text of Resolution

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

ARIEL JUDITH BLOCKER, Exeter College

JULIAN STEPHEN CASTLES, Green College

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CONGREGATION 14 March 12 noon


Admission of Proctors and Assessor

A Congregation will be held on Wednesday, 14 March, in Convocation House for the
purpose
of admitting to office DAVID JOHN WOMERSLEY, MA, D.PHIL. (MA, PH.D.
Cambridge),
Fellow of Jesus College, and PROFESSOR GEOFFREY WALFORD, MA, M.PHIL. (MA
London; BA, MA, M.SC., MBA Open; B.SC., PH.D. Kent), Fellow of Green College, as
Proctors for the ensuing year, and BRYAN ROE WARD-PERKINS, MA, Fellow of Trinity
College, as Assessor for the ensuing year.

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CONGREGATION 20 March 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any any intention
to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the enacting part of the statute at item 1
below, or of any intention to vote against any of the resolutions at item 2 below, signed in
each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by
noon on Monday, 12 March (see the Guide to Procedures in
Congregation
cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').


2 Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of
Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris
causa
,
upon WILLIAM GORDON BOWEN (AB Denison; PH.D. Princeton), President of the
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris
causa
,
upon GRO HARLEM BRUNDTLAND (MD Oslo; MPH Harvard), Director-General of the
World Health Organization, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris
causa
,
upon PROFESSOR ERIC JOHN ERNEST HOBSBAWM, CH (BA, PH.D. Cambridge),
FBA,
Emeritus Professor of Economic and Social History, University of London, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris
causa
,
upon PROFESSOR TIM BERNERS-LEE, OBE, MA, Honorary Fellow of Queen's College,
3Com Founders Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, be approved.

(5) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris
causa
,
upon PROFESSOR WALTER KOHN (BA, MA Toronto; PH.D. Harvard), FRS, Professor
Emeritus and Research Professor of Physics, University of California at Santa Barbara, be
approved.

(6) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris
causa
,
upon PROFESSOR SIR GUSTAV NOSSAL, AC, CBE (B.SC.(MED.), MB, BS Sydney;
PH.D. Melbourne), FAA, FRACGP, FRACOG (HON.), FRACP, FRCP, FRCPA,
F.R.C.PATH., FRS, FRSE, FTSE, Professor Emeritus of the University of Melbourne, be
approved.

(7) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris
causa
,
upon DAME FELICITY LOTT, DBE (BA London), FRAM, soprano, be approved.

¶ If the Resolutions are approved, the honorary degrees will be conferred at the
Encaenia on 20 June 2001, when also the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris
causa
, approved by Special Resolution of Congregation on 2 May 2000, will be
conferred upon HIS EXCELLENCY KOFI ATTA ANNAN (BA Macalester College; M.SC.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Secretary-General of the United Nations.

Biographical details of the proposed honorands will be included in the 15
March issue of
Oxford Blueprint
, and in the
meantime are available on
the University's Web site (
http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/po/).

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 8 March 2001: Notices<br />

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SPEECH BY THE PUBLIC ORATOR

The following speech was delivered by THE PUBLIC ORATOR in a
Congregation held on
Saturday, 3 March 2001, in presenting for the Honorary Degree of Master of
Arts

Mr JOHN HARVEY ASHDOWN

Cum plurima sint et nobis et Academiae felicitatis indicia, tum hoc haud
minimum esse
duxeritis, quod haec urbs aedificiis abundat et pulcherrimis et vetustissimis,
quorum celebritate
ex toto orbe terrarum peregrinatores adliciuntur detinentur delectantur.
equidem haud dubito
quin recte senserit deus ille philosophorum Plato, qui iuvenum mentes tum
denique dicat bene
recteque formari, cum species venustas atque ipsius divinae pulchritudinis
simulacra tueantur:
sic enim impelli ad veritatis splendorem venerandum adque virtutis
possessionem
consequendam. quae si vera sunt, nemo erit qui plus adulescentium formationi
conferat quam
qui urbis in qua educantur amoenitati consulat. itaque obscurum non est quare
Academia
nostra hunc quem produco honestare decreverit. triginta fere anni sunt ex quo
hic huius urbis
conservationi praesidet, grande mortalis aevi spatium, quo magistratu ita
functus est ut se
antiquitatis studiosissimum praebuerit, qui monumenta conservet, aedificiorum
diu dilapsorum
vestigia indaget, libros conscribat (doctos, Iuppiter et laboriosos), quibus
priorem urbis nostrae
architecturam nobis imperitioribus exponit atque explicat. quare merito
Societatis hominum
antiquitatis studio deditorum Sodalis iamdudum factus est. nemo fere ignorat
tempus quoddam
fuisse quo Academiae et urbis rationes haud raro discreparint, exstitisse
nonnumquam
simultates. hoc moderante adeo restituta est concordia, adeo amicitia, ut ipse
pari gratia atque
auctoritate apud nos homines academicos floreat qua apud suos aediles et
apparitores. huic
praecipue acceptum referimus quod praeclara huius urbis pulchritudo tot
maculis purgata
tamque dedita opera defensa urbibus ceteris, ut debet, antecellit, visitantibus
admirationem,
curiosis doctrinam, incolis vitam ornatam felicemque profitetur. ne longius
quaeramus, cum
propinquas Musarum aedes laudabilem in modum et restauravit et restaurat,
tum Bibliothecae
amplissimae receptaculum intimum, exquisito professorum doctorumque otio
fere consecratum,
ita reficiendum curavit ut praemio Europaeo iure sit nobilitatus.

Praesento Iohannem Harvey Ashdown, architecturae nostrae indagatorem
impigerrimum,
scriptorem doctissimum, conservatorem valentissimum, ut admittatur
honoris causa
ad gradum Magistri in Artibus.

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Paraphrase

Among the many advantages enjoyed by this University it may be thought not
the least that
the city of Oxford is so rich in magnificent old buildings. They are famous,
and they attract
and delight visitors from all over the world. The great philosopher Plato
maintained that
beautiful surroundings are of the highest importance for the education of the
young; the
contemplation of beautiful things, which reflect timeless and absolute beauty,
trains the mind
to aspire to the love of truth and the attainment of virtue. If there is value in
that view, then
there can be no more significant role to be played in education than that of
ensuring that its
setting is splendid. So we see why Oxford University has decided to honour
Mr Ashdown.
He has been City Conservation Officer for nearly thirty years, a large fraction
of a man's
whole career; in that important position he has shown himself to be devoted
to the study and
the preservation of the past. He has been active in research on the buildings
of the city, both
in the medieval period and later, and he has published important works on the
subject, with
a talent for explaining them to the layman. He was deservedly elected many
years ago to a
Fellowship of the Society of Antiquaries. It is well known that there have been
times when
relations between the City and the University were difficult, and serious
differences used to
exist between them. In Mr Ashdown's period of office harmony and good
feeling have been
restored, and he has enjoyed the same respect and affection among academics
as among the
representatives of the City. It is largely thanks to him that Oxford has been
so well restored
and maintained. It has maintained its rightful place at the head of British
cities, offering fine
sights to the tourist, solid instruction to the serious student, and to the citizens
a fine place to
live. We need look no further for examples of his work than the Museum of
Science, where
restoration is still in progress, and the Bodleian Library, where his recent
refurbishment of
Duke Humfrey has been recognised with an Europa Nostra award.

I present
John Harvey
Ashdown, active in research of our architectural history, prolific in its
published elucidation,
and influential in its preservation, for the honorary degree of Master of Arts.

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HEATH HARRISON JUNIOR
TRAVELLING
SCHOLARSHIPS 2001

The Board of Management of the Heath Harrison Fund has awarded 2001
Junior Travelling
Scholarships as follows:

L. ASCROFT, St John's (German)

R.J. BAKER, Oriel (French)

M. BELCHER, St Edmund Hall (Russian)

S.D. BOOTLE, Christ Church (French)

C.A. BURKE, Brasenose (French)

N.K. CHAUHAN, St Anne's (German)

C.M. DEFOSSE, Queen's (Spanish)

R.J. HANSON, Keble (French)

C.M. HARRISON, St Hilda's (German)

H. KHANBHAI, Magdalen (French)

P.S. KILLINGLEY, Brasenose (Spanish)

L.A. KIRKLEY, Exeter (French)

E.J. KNIGHT, St John's (French)

R.R. MARCUS, Magdalen (French)

Z.O. SAWDRY, St Catherine's (French)

S.G.A. WOOLER, Hertford (French)

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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE
STUDIES


Call for volunteers to learn Chinese

The Institute for Chinese Studies is looking for volunteers from within the
University with
no knowledge of Chinese to participate in training in the four language skills
of reading,
speaking, listening, and writing. The second session, for training in speaking
skills, will run
from 23 April to 20 July. Participants will be required to commit themselves
to a total of 97.5
contact hours during this session, involving one-and-a-half hours a day, five
days a week, over
thirteen weeks in total. The classes will take place at 5 p.m. every day during
full term at the
Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street, but these times could be adjusted
during the
summer vacation period of acceptable to all participants. Members of the
University with no
knowledge of Mandarin who wish to learn Chinese speaking skills are
welcome to participate
in this project. Numbers will be limited to fifteen participants.

Those interested should e-mail to:
kan@server.orient.ox.ac.uk.

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ST JOHN'S COLLEGE AND COLIN
CARR


Musical events

The following musical events will take place at the times shown in the
Auditorium, St John's
College.

Admission to each concert is free. Programmes will be available from the
Porters' Lodge at
St John's, but are reserved for members of the college until about ten days
before the event.
Each programme will be valid as an admission ticket until the last ten minutes
before the
event starts; then any vacant seats will be filled from the door.

Sun. 29 Apr., 8.30 p.m.: Beethoven's Septet, and Schubert's
Octet, performed
by MARK PESKANOV (violin), CAROLINE WOLFF (violin), ROGER
CHASE (viola),
COLIN CARR (cello), CHRISTIAN GELDSETZER (bass), ANTHONY PAY
(clarinet),
RICHARD WATKINS (horn), and URSULA LEVAUX (bassoon).

Mon. 30 Apr., 10 a.m.: master-class with MARK
PESKANOV.

Sun. 13 May, 8.30 p.m.: THE SCHIDLOF STRING
QUARTET perform Haydn,
op. 71; Shostakovitch, no. 1, op. 49; and Brahms, op. 67.

Mon. 28 May, 8.30 p.m.: THE BRENTANO STRING
QUARTET perform
Stravinsky, Three Pieces; Mozart, `Dissonance' K.465;
Webern, Six
Bagatelles
, op. 9; and Mendelssohn, op. 12.

Tue. 29 May, 10 a.m.: master-class with THE BRENTANO
STRING
QUARTET.

Master-classes

Chamber groups or performing soloists receive coaching in front of an
informal audience.
There is no charge, either for performers or for audience. Any performers
wishing to take
advantage of this opportunity to obtain free coaching should apply via the
College Secretary
as soon as possible.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 8 March 2001: Lectures<br />

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O'DONNELL LECTURES 2001

Scottish Gaelic literature

PROFESSOR W. GILLIES, Professor of Celtic, University of Edinburgh, will deliver the
O'Donnell Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Hall, the Taylor Institution.

Thur. 26 Apr.: `Approaches to Gaelic poetry.'

Fri. 27 Apr.: `The form and content of Gaelic verse.'

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CARLYLE LECTURES

DR NOEL MALCOLM will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the
Examination Schools, in weeks three to eight of Hilary Term.

Subject: `Islam, the Ottomans, and "Oriental Despotism"
in western thought, c.1400–c.1800.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Colloquium: Excavating Classical Culture; Recent Archaeological Discoveries in
Greece

This three-day colloquium will be held on in Somerville College on 24–6 March.
It will present the most important finds of the first
millennium BC that have been excavated in Greece in recent years.It
offers a unique chance for classical archaeologists and students to see
and hear about major recent discoveries and finds and to meet the
excavators.

Conveners: Dr J.J.Coulton, Reader in Classical
Archaeology (Merton College), and Dr Maria Stamatopoulou (Somerville
College).

Speakers will include: X. Arapoyianni; E. Baziotopoulou-Valavani; A. Cambitoglou; R.
Etienne; Ch. Indzessiloglou; H. J. Kienast; M. Korres; Ch. Koukouli-Chrysanthaki; N.
Kourou; V. Lambrinoudakis; M. Lilibaki-Akamati; E. Lygouri; L. Marangou; Al.
Mazarakis-Ainian; J. R. McCredie; D. Pandermalis; E. Sapouna-Sakellaraki; M. Sgourou;
E. Simantoni-Bournia; N. Stampolidis; P. G. Themelis; M. Tsibidou-Auloniti; G. Waywell;
Ph. Zapheiropoulou.

There will be a reception on 25 March for all participants, hosted by
the Hellenic Foundation for Culture.

Further information is available from Dr Maria Stamatopoulou,
Excavating Classical Culture, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD
(fax: Oxford (2)70620, e-mail: maria.stamatopoulou@some.ox.ac.uk), or from
the Web site at http://www.beazley.ox.ac.uk/ecc. Application forms are available
from Reception, Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PG,
and from the Web site (above).

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DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY


Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

STANLEY PRUSINER, Director of the Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases and
Professor of Neurology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Francisco, will
deliver the fourth Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 31 May, in the
University Museum of Natural History. Enquiries may be directed to Pauline Rudd
(telephone: (2)75340), Fran Platt (telephone: (2)75725), or Kieran Clarke (telephone:
(2)75255).

Subject: `The mad cow crisis.'

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CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

European banks and the Brazilian financial system

This workshop will be held form 9.30 a.m. on Monday, 12 March, in the Dahrendorf Room,
St Antony's College. Further information may be obtained from Allessendra Nolasco
(telephone: Oxford (2)84460, fax: (2)84461, e-mail: enquiries@brazilian-studies.ox.ac.uk).

Session 1 (10.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.): expansion strategies of the European
financial conglomerates

Speakers: Professor Jan Kregel, UNCTAG and Johns Hopkins University; Professor Phil
Molyneux, Institute of European Finance, University of Wales, Bangor; Dr Valpy Fitzgerald,
Queen Elizabeth House and St Antony's College.

Session 2 (2–4 p.m.): the recent wave of acquisitions by European banks
in
Brazil: an assessment

Speakers: Professor Fernando Cardim de Carvalho, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro;
Dr Luiz Fernanda de Paula, State University of Rio de Janeiro and Centre for Brazilian
Studies; Mr Pedro Guimaraes, Banco Santander do Brasil and University of Rochester, New
York.

Session 3 (4.30–6.30 p.m.): European banks and the future of the
Brazilian
banking sector

The speakers in this round-table discussion will be executives and professionals from
European banks.

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TRINITY COLLEGE


Richard Hillary Lecture

IAN McEWAN will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 May,
in the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Literature and human nature.'

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 8 March 2001: Grants and Funding<br />

Grants and Research Funding


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RHODES CHAIR OF RACE RELATIONS


African Visiting Fellowships

Applications are invited for Visiting Fellowships for academics
working in African (but not South African) universities. The
fields covered are the social sciences, modern history, and
geography. The fellowships will be awarded for three months
during Trinity Term 2002 (April–June). The stipend is
£900 per month, and up to £650 is available towards
travel expenses.

The closing date is 30 April 2001.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, names of
referees, a short outline of their proposed research, and, if at
all possible, make prior contact with a colleague at the
University of Oxford, who should also submit a letter of
reference.

Applications should be sent to Suzanne Byrch, University Offices,
Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Enquiries should be directed
to Professor William Beinart, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF
(e-mail: william.beinart@sant.ox.ac.uk.)

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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 8 March 2001: Examinations and Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards


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ELECTION TO DIVISIONAL BOARD 5 April


Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

An election will be held on Thursday, 5 April for one member of the Board (from among
the members of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences working in the Department of
Statistics) (vice Professor P.J. Donnelly, resigned) to hold office until the
first day of Michaelmas Term 2004.

Nominations in writing by two members (other than the candidate) of the electorate for the
vacancy will be received by the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square,
up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 12 March, and similar nominations by six
members of the electorate other than the candidate up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 19
March
.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and
department. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made
on the official nomination form.
Copies of the form are obtainable from the Head
Clerk (telephone: (2)70190, e-mail: philip.moss@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL
SCIENCES BOARD


Honour School of Natural Science
2002: Biological Sciences

Under the terms of the regulations for the above examination (see Examination
Decrees, 2000, pp. 419–22), the Steering Committee for Biology has
approved the following topics for extended essays in Part A of the Honour
School examinations for 2002.

Animal Biology

1. Discuss the relationship between mechanism, function, development,
and evolution in the study of animal behaviour.

2. Compare and contrast the neural control of open-loop and closed-loop
motor patterns.

3. Write an essay on emergence in biological systems.

4. Write an essay on the biomechanics of animal flight.

5. Write an essay on how animals regulate their nutrient intake.


Plant and Microbial Biology

1. Discuss the biology of angiosperms in the context of land plant
phylogeny.

2. Make a critical evaluation of the potential benefits and threats of plant
biotechnology.

3. Discuss the extent to which molecular methods have advanced our
understanding of soil microbiology.

4. How do plants establish a body plan despite the fact that all of their
cells are surrounded by a cell wall and that these cells cannot move?

5. How has knowledge of whole genome sequences changed our view
of bacterial evolution?


Environmental Biology

1. What contribution does metapopulation theory make to practical
conservation?

2. In what ways do introduced organisms cause problems for
conservation?

3. Describe the key elements of a species recovery programme using a
real case-study of an endangered plant species.

4. Is the sustainable use of wildlife a viable proposition in practice?

5. On what criteria is it reasonable to propose the eradication of
introduced species?


Cell and Developmental Biology

1. Discuss the contributions that microscopy, biochemistry, and genetics
can make to the analysis of membrane traffic in eukaryotes.

2. Review the molecular mechanisms that ensure the appropriate
compartmentalisation of proteins in eukaryotic cells.

3. Are there any common principles that emerge from the study of
mechanisms that promote fidelity in the diverse activities of eukaryotic cells?

4. Compare the molecular devices that promote movement in eukaryotic
cells.

5. Identify the general principles that underlie signal transduction from
the cell membrane to the nucleus.


Biology of animal and plant disease

1. Is cell death a common response to pathogens?

2. Can we achieve broad-spectrum and durable pest and pathogen
control in crops?

3. Discuss the success of the BCG vaccination programme at a global
level.

4. Are there fundamental differences in the dynamics of directly and
indirectly transmitted diseases?

5. Describe the importance of the balance of Th1 and
Th2 responses in the control of parasitic infection and give account of how
parasites may interfere with this balance.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where
applicable, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by divisional
and faculty boards will come into
effect on 23 March.


1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Natural Science (Molecular Cellular
Biochemistry)

With effect from 1 October 2001 (for first examination in 2002)

In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 430, ll. 24–6, delete `Each dissertation ...
Conclusions' and substitute `Each dissertation must begin with an abstract of not more than
300 words, which should include a brief statement of the aims of the project and a summary
of its important findings'.

(b) Master of Science: Environmental Change and Management

With effect from 1 October 2001 (for first examination in Trinity Term 2002)

In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 785, l. 23, insert new 9 as
follows and renumber existing 9 as 10:

`9. To complete the course successfully the candidate must achieve, on average, a pass
mark over the three
elements and a pass mark must be obtained in the dissertation and in the written examination.
In the event of a failed dissertation, the candidate will be allowed to resubmit a dissertation
in the following year.'

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2 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

Honour Moderations in Mathematics

With effect from 1 October 2001 (for first examination in 2002)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 48, after l. 8 insert:

`2. No candidate shall be declared worthy of Honours who is not deemed worthy of
Honours on the basis of the papers set on Sections 1–5 of the Schedule and no
candidate shall be awarded a Pass who has not shown competence on these papers.'

2 Ibid., ll. 8–19, renumber cll. 2–4 as cll.
3–5.

3 Ibid., ll. 16–17, delete `Wednesday of the fourth week
of the
Michaelmas Full Term' and substitute `Friday of the first week of the Hilary Full Term.'

4 Ibid., after l. 45 insert:

`Division algorithm for integers. Euclid's algorithm for gcd. Elementary properties of
primes. Division algorithm for polynomials, and the remainder theorem.'

5 Ibid., p. 49, ll. 1–3, delete `Congruences and examples,
the
group structure on the congruence classes: the congruence associated with a homomorphism,
the kernel of
a homomorphism;' and substitute `Normal subgroups, quotient groups and'.

6 Ibid., delete ll. 16–18 and substitute `Asymptotics: basic
ideas
of O(n) and (n) notation. Simple estimate for n!'

7 Ibid., delete from p. 49, l. 46 to p. 50, l. 15 and substitute:

`Discrete Mathematics and Probability

Basic concepts of counting, permutations and combinations, ordered selections, the binomial
theorem (for positive integer exponents). Recurrence relations; elementary treatment of
generating functions and their use in solv-ing recurrence relations. Inclusion–exclusion
principle, derangements. Discrete probability spaces, algebra of events, conditional
probability and independence of events. Partitions of sample space, theorem of total
probability, Bayes' theorem.

Discrete random variables: probability mass function, expectation, variance, higher
moments, bivariate distributions, conditional and marginal distributions. Examples from
Bernoulli, binomial, geometric and Poisson distributions.

Probability generating function, sum of a fixed number of independent identically
distributed random variables. Indicator random variables.

One-dimensional random walks with finite state space. Continuous random variables:
cumulative distribution function for both continuous and discrete case. Probability density
function of a random variable. Normal, exponential, and uniform distributions. Joint
distributions of two or more continuous random variables, independence. Expectation,
including mean and variance of sums of independent, identically distributed random
variables.

Statistics

Random sample, concept of a statistic and its distribution, sample mean and sample variance.
Likelihood, estimation of a single parameter by maximising likelihood.

Examples: Bernoulli, binomial, geometric, Poisson, exponential (parametrised by
mean), normal (with variance known). Properties of estimators: unbiasedness, Mean Square
Error. Confidence intervals using Central Limit Theorem (no proof). Simple straight line fit
with independent normal errors of known variance. Estimators of
regression coefficients, unbiasedness and variance (no confidence intervals).'

8 Ibid., ll. 23–4, delete `Rotating frames of reference,
angular
velocity. Application to motion of a particle in a rotating frame.'

9 Ibid., ll. 25–6, delete `(including relative equilibrium
in a
rotating frame)'.

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3 Board of the Faculty of English Language and
Literature

Honour School of English Language and Literature

With effect from 1 October 2001 (for first examination in 2002)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 199, delete ll. 31–2
and
substitute: `The paper will cover the history, use, and theory of the English language, with
special reference to literary language. The periods covered are those from Chaucer to the
present day, but candidates may include material from earlier periods if it is of particular
relevance to their answers.'

2 Ibid., l. 46, delete `which may be answered with reference to
any
period(s) and author(s)'.

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4 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern
Languages

(a) Honour School of Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 403, after l. 40 insert:

`Postwar Polish Literature.'

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(b) Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2001 (for first examination in 2002)

In Examination Decrees, 2000, p. 90, l. 27, delete `Tifonov, Obmen' and substitute:

`Zoshchenko, Ispoved', Agitator, Banya, Obez'yany yazyk, Rezhim ekonomii,
Monter, Prelesti kul'tury, Koshka i lyudi, Zakoryuchka, Trezvye mysli, Vrachevanie i
psikhika, Anna na shee,
V Pushkinskiedni, Kocherga.
'

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5 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern
Languages and English Language and Literature

(a) Honour School of English and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 4 (a) above).

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(b) Preliminary Examination in English and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2001 (for first examination in 2002)

As for the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages (see 4 (b)
above).

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6 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern
Languages and Literae Humaniores

(a) Honour School of Classics and Modern Languages

(b) Honour School of Philosophy and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 4 (a) above).

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(c) Preliminary Examination in Philosophy and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2001 (for first examination in 2002)

As for the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages (see 4 (b)
above).

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7 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern
Languages and Modern History

(a) Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 4 (a) above).

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(b) Preliminary Examination in Modern History and Modern
Languages

With effect from 1 October 2001 (for first examination in 2002)

As for the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages (see 4 (b)
above).

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8 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern
Languages and Oriental Studies

(a) Honour School of European and Middle Eastern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2002 (for first examination in 2003)

As for the Honour School of Modern Languages (see 4 (a) above).

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(b) Preliminary Examination in European and Middle Eastern
Languages

With effect from 1 October 2001 (for first examination in 2002)

As for the Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages (see 4 (b)
above).

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF
DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Life and Environmental Sciences

I. DUNCAN, Linacre: `Radioactive waste: risk, reward, space and time dynamics'.

School of Geography, Wednesday, 23 May, 2 p.m.


Examiners: S. Goudie, A. Blowers.

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Clinical Medicine

J.W.B. SENARATNE, Green College: `Genetic and environmental influences on and
treatment of end-stage atherosclerotic arterial disease'.

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics, Wednesday, 21 March, 10 a.m.


Examiners: K.M. Channon, M. Davies.

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English Language and Literature

W. POOLE, Linacre: `Frail originals: theories of the Fall in the age of Milton'.

Examination Schools, Thursday, 22 March, 11.30 a.m.


Examiners: T.N. Corns, R.H. Robbins.

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Management

D. CHAMBERS, Hertford: `An exploration of the influences on evidence-based change to
clinical practice: a comparative study of US/UK health care initiatives'.

Nuffield, Thursday, 29 March, 2 p.m.


Examiners: R. Fitzpatrick, A. Mark.

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Mathematical Sciences

S.A. MOYLE, Worcester: `An investigation into theory completion techniques in inductive
logic programming'.

Computing Laboratory, Sunday, 1 April, 11 a.m.


Examiners: A.C. Kakas, P.A. Flach.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

R. WIEDER, Brasenose: `Galanterie and the gallant novel: the example of Christian
Friedrich Hunold'.

Examination Schools, Friday, 16 March, 11 a.m.


Examiners: K.M. Kohl, A. Carrdus.

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Modern History

M. MEENAGH, Balliol: `John J. Hughes, First Archbishop of New York, and the Atlantic
Irish c.1841–c.1864'.

Hertford, Friday, 16 March, 2 p.m.


Examiners: R.F. Foster, O. Rafferty.

D. SALESA, Oriel: `Race mixing: a Victorian problem in Britain and New Zealand,
1830s–1870'.

Nuffield, Monday, 12 March, 9.30 a.m.


Examiners: J.G. Darwin, N. Thomas.

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Physical Sciences

J.P. BARRATT, Exeter: `Neutron scattering studies of heavy fermion behaviour in
YbNi2B2C'.

Clarendon Laboratory, Monday, 12 March, 2 p.m.


Examiners: R. Cywinski, S.J. Blundell.

I.D. CAMERON, Linacre: `Rearrangement and electrophilic trapping of chirallithiated
epoxides'.

Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Monday, 2 April, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: M.G. Moloney, J. Clayden.

M. DAVIS, St John's: `Dynamics of Bose–Einstein condensation'.

Clarendon Laboratory, Monday, 12 March, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: C. Foot, C. Adams.

N. GARDINER, Worcester: `The development of an in situ uv-ablation GC-irms technique
for the analysis of oxygen isotopes in metamorphic minerals and its application to
polymetamorphic schists from Western Massachusetts, USA'.

Department of Earth Sciences, Thursday, 22 March, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: G. Henderson, D. Mattey.

G. MORTON, Linacre: `A study of e+e– -->
[mu]+[mu]–
and a search for quantum gravity in large extra dimensions at LEP2'.

Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, Friday, 30 March, 10 a.m.


Examiners: P. Burrows, P. Ward.

M. TARBUTT, Christ Church: `Spectroscopy of few-electron highly charged ions'.

Clarendon Laboratory, Thursday, 19 April, 10.30 a.m.


Examiners: K. Burnett, J. Gillaspy.

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Social Studies

A.C. CLIFFORD, Nuffield: `Civil service executive agencies and the transformation of
employee relations'.

Lady Margaret Hall, Tuesday, 20 March, 2 p.m.


Examiners: G.R. Peele, S. Corby.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 8 March 2001: Colleges<br />

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


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OBITUARIES


Brasenose College, New College, Oriel College, and
St John's College

BRIAN DONALD HEWENS MILLER, MA, 26 February 2001; Sir Thomas White Scholar,
St
John's College, 1942; Dalton Senior Scholar, New College, 1951–3; Lecturer in
English
Philology, Brasenose and Oriel Colleges, 1953–7 and 1959–79; Professor of
English,
University of Malaya, 1957–9; University Lecturer (CUF) in English Language
1959–92; Fellow, Brasenose College, 1979–92, Emeritus Fellow 1992. Aged
76.

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St Anne's College

DR NEIL STOODLEY, MA, D.PHIL.; exhibitioner 1987–91, graduate student
1991–5. Aged 31.

MRS ELIZABETH PIAT (née Rogers); Member of St Anne's
Society
1949–52.

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ELECTIONS


Merton College

To an exhibition:

MISS KATHRYN AILSA FORD, formerly of Wakefield
Girls'
School

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New College

To a Fellowship (from 1 September 2001):

THE REVD JANE ALISON
SHAW, MA,
D.PHIL., Official Fellow, Chaplain, and Dean of Divinity

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 8 March 2001: Advertisements<br />

Advertisements


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Oxford Story-telling and Music Festival

Wed. 21–Sun., 25 Mar.: a full weekend of stories and musical
entertainment for all the family. Story-telling shows for adults/children's events/come-all-ye
story-telling circles/story walks in town and country/museum events/beginners
workshops/master classes. Featuring Sally Pomme Clayton (of The Company of
Story-tellers),
and Scottish vocalist Janet Russell, plus a host of local talent. Prices from £6 to free.
For a full brochure and bookings contact The Old Fire Station 01865 794494.

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Oxford Bach Choir

Sat., 10 Mar., 7.30 p.m. at the Sheldonian Theatre, Carmina
Burana
by Carl Orff, and Mele Livida(Songs of Catullus) by Robert
Walker. Conducted by Nicholas Cleobury. Tickets £6–£35 from Oxford
Playhouse Box Office (tel.: 01865 798600).

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Oxford University Museum of Natural History Shop

Heralding the approach of spring, our traditional, non-calorific
assortment
of stone eggs is joined by seasonal mugs, botanical cards, and a totally new
product–nesting tubes for attracting red mason bees to the garden. A 10% discount is
offered Mon.–Fri., on production of a University card at the start of a transaction.
Easter closure Thurs., 12 Apr.– Sun., 15 Apr. inc. Otherwise open daily (inc. Easter
Monday and the May bank holidays), 12 noon–5 p.m. Sales enquiries (2)72961.

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Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

John Hulme undertakes all aspects of restoration: 30 years' experience;
collection and delivery. For free advice, telephone or write to: The Workshop, 11A High
Street, Chipping Norton, Oxon., OX7 5AD. Tel.: 01608 641692.

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Tuition Offered

Junior English Courses: are you an overseas parent studying or
working in
Oxford, and looking for an English language course for your children at Easter? Atlas
English
is a small, high-quality school which provides Easter course for Juniors from 11–17
years old, from 26 Mar.–20 Apr. Central location, qualified teachers with long
experience of dealing with this age group. Full social activities programme included. We also
run summer courses from mid-June to Sept. Please contact Stephanie Gosling on 01869
247671, or e-mail: atlasenglish@btinternet.com.

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Services Offered

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

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Domestic Services

Northern Italian family (from Vicenza), with 2 children, 3 and 6
years,
offer accommodation and small salary to a girl willing to play and speak English at
home–3 month minimum. Please respond to: lupi.silvia@libero.it.

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

Part-time Assistant: needed for the Oxford University Society, for
interesting work on Oxford University Alumni Travel Programme. Good English and
computer skills required. Pleasant office, central Oxford: 6–10 hrs p.w. Pay according
to experience. Please contact, Caroline Harrison, Alumni Travel Administrator on tel.: 01865
288087, fax.: 01865 288086, e-mail: caroline.harrison@admin.ox.ac.uk.

Secretary, part-time, required by retired North Oxford academic; times
flexible. Tel.: 01865 511413.

Local Garden Picture Library seeks temporary help inputting data into
computer library management system. Accuracy and attention to detail is essential, and a
knowledge of plants would be an advantage. Hours flexible to suit the right candidate. Small,
friendly office, based in Charlbury, just 15 minutes by train from Oxford. Applications in
writing to: Andrew Lawson Photography, Gothic House, Church Street, Charlbury OX7
3PP.

Local Garden Picture Library seeks full-time office assistant to provide
general support in our small but busy library supplying images of plants and gardens to the
publishing world. Enthusiasm and willingness to learn more important than experience but
you
will need to be neat, accurate and at ease with computers. Good working conditions and pay.
Applications in writing to: Andrew Lawson Photography, Gothic House, Church Street,
Charlbury OX7 3PP.

Graduates required to write abstracts of English- and foreign-language
articles/books about modern and contemporary art on a freelance basis. Flexible schedule and
workload. All languages: German and French particularly welcome. Please send c.v. to
Catherine McBeth at ARTbibliographies Modern, 35A Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2
6AT. Tel.: 01865 311350, fax: 01865 311358, e-mail: cmcbeth@csa.com.

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Houses to Let

An attractive and newly re-furbished, and re-furnished, 2-bedroom
property
in Wolvercote Village, within the Oxford ring-road: comprising, reception, kitchen,
bedroom,
bedroom/study, bathroom, private garden, own off-street parking. Close to Port Meadow and
The Trout. No pets. Non-smokers preferred. £795 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 762502 after
6
p.m.

Old Headington: award-winning, converted chapel, in a quiet secluded
position among beech trees, 5 minutes' from John Radcliffe Hospital. Fully furnished. Living
room, 2 stories high, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, larder, garden, car parking space,
gas c.h. £900 p.c.m. plus services. Tel.: 01865 763886.

New Marston: 3-bedroom house, furnished, garage, easy access to city
centre by cycle path, to be let from 1 Apr.–31 July (possibly mid-Aug.if desired).
£750 p.m. inc. utilities (but plus phone bill). Dr B. Frellesvig, e-mail:
bjarke.frellesvig@hertford.ox.ac.uk.

Fully-furnished house to let (short term) in Yarnton: 2 double
bedrooms,
gas c.h., washing machine, telephone, TV/video etc. Garage. £800 p.c.m. plus bills.
Tel.: 01452 617627.

Oxford: a very pleasant 4-bedroom house close to the city centre with
bathroom, kitchen, garden, washing machine etc. Available from 1 Sept., preferably for 1
year. £850 p.m. Please contact Margaret Brett 01865 554384 or e-mail:
hugh.brett@btinternet.com.

Lifestyle Letting and Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford:
Foxglove Cottage, Woodstock–£850 p.c.m.; spacious modern 2-bedroom cottage
with garage, offered unfurnished. Available Apr.: Hobson Road,
Summertown–£1,300 p.c.m; smartly presented 3-bedroom family house with
parking, fully furnished. Available now. Contact us for a full list of property: tel.: 01865
554577, fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: lifestyle-lettings@dial.pipex.com, Web-site:
www.lifestyle-lettings.co.uk.

Large Victorian town-house, in central Jericho, set over 4 floors.
Extensive
family rooms, inc. large living room over 1 floor, and kitchen and dining room over lower
ground floor. First and second floors accommodate 2 double bedrooms, 1 large single
bedroom and family bathroom with shower. The property is available furnished, with a small
enclosed garden to the rear of the property. For more information please contact Julia at
Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011,
or visit our website at: www.finders.co.uk.

North Oxford furnished house available from 1 Sept., for 1 year or
less.
Charming, quiet, easy to maintain, fully furnished house in Jericho/north Oxford. Walk to
university, train station, bus station, near Port Meadow, c.h., recently re-decorated, secluded
garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles.
Two
bedrooms, £990 p.m., or 3 bedrooms, £1,350 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate
kitchen and entrance). Contact: OXFORD: J.Mackrell (eves., or mornings 7-8 a.m.), tel.:
01865 775567; CANADA: A. Gaston, tel.: (613) 745 1368, fax.: (613) 745 0299, e-mail:
Gaston@cyberus.ca.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated
approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our website for up-to-date
detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority
reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For
further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Road, Summertown,
Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. Email: oxford@finders.co.uk.
Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Oxford: Eighteenth-c. house, furnished, secluded garden, 3 miles city
centre,
frequent buses. 1 Sept.–20 June 2002. Three bedrooms, gas c.h., fully equipped
kitchen,
locked carport. Rent £900 p.c.m. Tel./fax: 01865 778768.

Summertown (near St Edward's School): large comfortable
3-bedroom,
semi-detached house with garden. Easy access to city and colleges. Available 21 July–2
Sept., (6 wks). Rent £950 plus bills. For careful and caring tenants. Non-smokers
please. Deposit and references required. E-mail: illustrator@korkypaul.com. Tel.: 01865
516556.

Restored coach-house to let to single person/couple in historic
location, 10
miles north of Oxford–bus service, magnificent views, parking, sitting room, kitchen,
1 bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, hall. Fully-furnished and equipped. Available mid-Apr.
£525 p.c.m. exc. Tel.: 01993 813569.

Old Headington: award-winning, converted chapel, in a quiet secluded
position among beech trees, 5 minutes' from John Radcliffe Hospital. Fully furnished. Living
room, 2 stories high, double bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, larder, garden, car parking space,
gas c.h. £900 p.c.m. plus services. Tel.: 01865 768775.

Lovely luxurious Victorian house, with gardens and parking, in
sought-after
location south of Summertown. Very attractively furnished and well equipped, this
academic's
home is available during owner's sabbatical for the following periods (some flexibility): 26
Feb., for 4–6 weeks, Trinity term plus, i.e. 20 Apr.–late June, possibly July.
Double living room, kitchen/diner, large conservatory/second living room, available on 2 or
3 bedroom basis (4th bedroom out of use) to careful caring tenants. References essential.
Phone/fax: 0131 668 1067.

Modern furnished family house available for 6 months with 2 double
bedrooms and study, large easily maintained gardens, and ample parking. Located near to
Bicester with access to M40 junctions 9 and 10, as well as A34 north and south. Large
kitchen/breakfast room, family bathroom, downstairs cloakroom, integral garage and patio
are
to the rear. Excellent for short term visiting family. For more information please contact
Julia
at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865
311011
or visit our website at: www.finders.co.uk.

An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot
pretend
that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation
in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of
Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and
other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford.
Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we
have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or email us with details of your
requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax:
764777, email: info@qbman.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Cambridge flat, city centre, fully furnished, to let for 6 months,
Apr.–Sept. Private entrance, 2 floors, balcony, all appliances. £750 p.c.m., inc.
all charges: electricity, gas, water, council tax, service charge, T.V. licence. E-mail:
rs236@cus.cam.ac.uk. Tel.: 01223 322290.

Central North Oxford, 10 minutes' walk from city centre, University
Parks,
all main university buildings, and very close to the river. Available for short/long lets. Three
exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian
house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms: (1)
Ground-floor, available 1 May, 1 double, 1 single bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen,
bathroom. (2) First-floor flat available from 1 Apr., second-floor from 1 July. Each with
large
double bedroom, large drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded
garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

North Oxford : 2-bedroom, furnished purpose-built first-floor
apartment,
with large lounge, 1 double, 1 single bedroom, at a stone's throw from Summertown shops
and restaurants. One and a half miles from city centre. Available from late Mar., best suited
to professional or visiting academics. £725 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865
437996.

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Accommodation Sought

Urgent: professionals require 2/3 bedroom accommodation with
garden, to
rent, 1 year+. Semi/unfurnished, Oxford area, from end-Mar. Deposit and excellent
references.
Tel.: 01865 224101 (work) or e-mail: faith.pritchard@sbs.ox.ac.uk.

Friendly, young academic/professional couple seek 1-bedroom flat to
rent
in central/north Oxford, for 1 year from mid-Mar. Excellent references available. All
responses most gratefully received. Please call James or Halina on 01865 511529.

Medical Professor, accompanied by his wife, and working at the John
Radcliffe Hospital seeks accommodation in or around Oxford for 5 weeks from the 30 Apr.,
2001. Two-bedroom flat or house would be ideal but happy to consider anything. For
further
details please contact 01865 220970.

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB
management
is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings
to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow
of
enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like
details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without
obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk.
Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http:/www.qbman.co.uk and see
how we could be marketing your property.

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Accommodation Offered

Two rooms (bedroom and sitting-room/study) available for rent in a
large
house in Oxford (Headington). Close to bus stops, walking distance to Churchill/Warneford
sites. Suit female postgrad/academic/professional. Non-smokers only. £400 p.m. exc.
bills. Phone 01865 741666.

Quiet room in attractive and comfortable old family farmhouse, in
rural
setting, in village 8 miles drive north of Peartree/north Oxford. £60 p.w., parking, use
of facilities. Would suit sociable postgraduate or weekly commuter. Short or long let. Tel.:
01869 350034 or 0831 718231.

Grandpont, south Oxford, 10 minutes from city centre. Four bedrooms
(2
linked), dining room, kitchen, bathroom, and separate w.c. Small patio. Available 1 Aug.,
(possibly earlier) until 1 Oct., 2002. Suit non-smoking graduate couple and 2 friends. Rent
£850 p.c.m. plus bills and council tax (if applicable), call 01865 241845 to view.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays
in the
warm, comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, quiet, central North
Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river,
shops and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave,
and refrigerator or refrigerator availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included
in the very moderate terms. Tel./Fax: 01865 557879.

Fully-furnished accommodation in South Oxford. Entrance hall and
spacious
ground-floor bedroom with twin beds, first-floor kitchen, sitting/dining room with TV,
bathroom, and a second large bedroom with twin beds. Central heating, gas cooker,
fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer. Available from Apr. Rent £790
p.m.
inc. electricity, water and gas but exc. telephone and Council Tax bills. Non-smokers only.
For further details please tel.: 01865 249063.

Large bright beautiful basement room for rent in our home in North
Central
Oxford; c.h., own access, telephone, bathroom and basic cooking facilities; ideal as study
or
artist/writer's studio; applications to use as living space from single professionals or mature
graduate students considered. £95 max. p.w., inc. bills (except telephone and council
tax increment, if applicable). Tel.: 01865 557932.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home and investment.
With
our 27 years' experience we assure you of a high level of service from dedicated and
professional letting and management teams. Many of our landlords have remained with us
since we opened and are still reaping the benefits of our high standards of property
management. If you would like details of our services please contact Finders Keepers at 226
Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011, fax: Oxford 556993,
email: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

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Accommodation Exchange

Free Summer holiday accommodation exchange in the US: a professor
from
Hingham, Massachusetts, US (Boston area) would like to exchange his home for housing
accommodation in Oxford this summer. The approximate dates are mid-July–mid-Aug.,
with flexibility on both ends. Basic needs are: 2-3 bedroom house or flat, in or around
Oxford, and a car (bikes would be an added plus). Please contact:
adina.henson@anat.ox.ac.uk
for queries or further details.

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Summer Let

Large semi-detached house, less than 2 miles north of city centre: 5
bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, all modern conveniences, extensive garden leading onto playing
fields. Non-smokers preferred. Available mid-July–mid-Aug. £500 p.w. (fully
inc.). Boswell 01865 432597, e-mail: MBos12064@aol.com.uk.

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Holiday Lets

Kyle of Lochalsh: fully modernized traditional West Highland house
(3
bedrooms) in own secluded grounds of ó acre surrounded by National Trust for Scotland
woodland gardens, 40 yards from sea and with magnificent views to Skye and Glenelg.
Available all year. Tel.: 01865 761000.

Thatched house in historic village near Oxford: ETB 5 Star, sleeps
9/10,
3-acre garden, duck pond, private, luxurious heaven. Web site:
www.oxfordshirecottages.com.
Also, in same village, ancient thatched house, sleeps 6/7. Spacious, comfortable, ½
acre.
Available Easter, Summer. Tel.: 01865 881553.

Renvyle Bay, Connemara: 100 yards from the Atlantic, cottage, sleeps
10,
all mod. cons except TV/Tel., linen included, high chair, cot. Available now to 11 Aug.,
except 31 Mar.–28 Apr., and 25 May–2 June. Unspoilt beaches, adventure
centre,
scuba diving, golf, fishing, National Park with facilities for children, all nearby. Tel.: 01993
811142.

Italy, Umbria: `Casa Colonica' on its own road in hills, 5 miles NE
of
Assisi, in National Park: superb views, wild life, kitchen/dining/sitting room, 2 double
bedrooms, large bathroom. Car essential; Lombardia, Lake Como: apartment in village
house,
closely overlooking lake; 25 minutes from Como city. 1 double bedroom, sitting
room/kitchenette, bathroom, open terrace. For either let: £300 p.w., £550 per
fortnight. Tel.: 01865 768775.

France: beautiful old farmhouse high above the Sorgues valley in the
Languedoc/Aveyron hills. Easy drives to the Gorges du Tarn, Millau, Montpellier, Albi.
Enormous stone-flagged living area with mezzanine. Magnificent kitchen. Huge beams and
fireplace. Five bedrooms (sleeping up to 11). Utility room. Barn. Roof terrace. Orchard
garden
with hammocks. Stunning views. Glorious walks. River bathing. Riding and tennis. Excellent
restaurants. Completely unspoilt area. £250–£550 p.w. Tel.: 01865
244619.

Italy, Umbria: traditional country house set within its own land of 6
hectares, guaranteeing privacy and quiet. Golf course, and water sports at Lake Trasimeno
nearby, 35 minutes from Perugia. Two apartments available with beautiful views and private
terraces. Each apartment has 1 double and 1 twin/double plus use of pool. Prices from
£350 p.w. Tel.: 0039 075 9410217, e-mail: timaltby@tin.it.

Delicious Irish cottage, Donegal, sleeps 4–6. Open fires, Aga,
overlooking lake, rowing boat and scenery included, pets welcome. You are in the heart of
Ireland's lake district, perfect country retreat. A place to dream and relax. Beaches, golf,
fishing, good pubs, music and much more. Tel.: 00353 96 49 181.

Catalonia: well-appointed 4-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian
village of Regencos (about 60 miles north-east of Barcelona and 4 miles inland), near
Palafrugell; available May, June, July and Sept. Several superb beaches within a radius of
6
miles. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. The house, which sleeps 7, is on
2
floors, each of which is a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom, and lounge/dining area.
The ground floor has a large double bedroom, and a single, while the upper floor has a
similar double bedroom, and a further twin-bedded room. Attractive roof garden with superb
views over surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sunday and will cook
delicious
meals. £1,000 p.c.m., £550 per fortnight, or £300 p.w. Ring Dr Charles
Mould, 01451 860876 (fax: 01451 861691), e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net for further
particulars.

Castle in Edinburgh! Fifteenth-c. tower house on hill, easy access to
city
centre, 2 bedrooms, one with four-poster, battlements with splendid views, magnificently
restored and furnished. 7–12 May. Phone/fax: 0131 668 1067.

Tuscany, Italy: charming, seventeenth-century farmhouse in unspoilt
mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised with
lovely garden and swimming pool. Near Lucca, easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps
8–10. Not available in Aug. Tel.: 0208 446 4913.

Dordogne and Rome holiday rentals: stone house in an acre of garden
in
the Dordogne, France, with a fabulous 270 degree panorama (sleeps 8/10). Also Rome,
19th-c., country farmhouse with lovely views, 45 minutes' from Rome, and two hours to
Florence (sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more). Prices vary from
£250--£550 p.w. Private owner. Tel.: 01223 353603 or e-mail:
hugobowles@tiscalinet.it for details.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly
renovated
to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine-covered,
sitting area with brick barbecue---perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close
to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this
historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. All linen, electricity and
cleaning inc. 2001 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail:
nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Cevennes--Gard/Lozere/Ardeche borders: spacious, newly refurbished
apartment in stone Cevenol `mas', on the periphery of Mont Lozere National Park.
Vine-covered terrace, adjoining modern kitchen; salon; 3 double bedrooms--sleep 8+;
bathroom, and 2 shower rooms. Set at about 1000 ft, in over 2 acres of mature gardens, the
house is on the edge of a very quiet hamlet- -near a village with shops--in an area of
dramatic
mountain scenery, with attractive river- swimming. Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles,
Montpellier, Southern Rhone vineyards--and the Mediterranean--all within easy reach.
Available April onwards (from £200 p.w.). Non- smokers only, please. Longer stays
encouraged at lower rates; full c.h. available for winter lets. Apply (eves.): 01527
541360.

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House for Sale

Spacious 2-bedroom house with large L-shaped
sitting-room/dining-room
in Witney (12 miles from Oxford); upstairs bathroom and downstairs w.c. Generous
cupboard
space. Gas c.h. Secluded, walled garden. In excellent condition. No chain. Price £103,
950. Tel.: for further information: 01865 554684.

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Flats for Sale

Seaside flat for sale in Italy: south of Ancona overlooking Adriatic
Sea, and
gardens. Third-floor, 2-bedroom flat, lift, own c.h., large living-room with kitchen corner,
storage room with shelves, 2 very large balconies, telephone and all facilities connected and
working. Informally furnished in well-built, secure block. £95,000. Tel.: 01865
514007.

St Thomas Street, Oxford: a unique opportunity to acquire a first-floor
modern flat in a development close to the city centre, railway station, and Said Business
School. Entrance hall leading to sitting-room, exceptionally well-equipped kitchen, 2 double
bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, bathroom with overhead shower, double length garage.
Entry phone security system to secure Mews courtyard. £198,000. Contact: A. N.
Lane,
01865 514516 (home), 01865 459204 (home).

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For Sale

Vintage Oxford bike for sale: gents Raleigh bicycle c. 1944. Ridden
almost
daily at Oxford during my 3 years at Worcester 1953-56. In very good condition. Cable
brakes and 3-speed. Offers invited. Can be viewed in Oxford. Contact: Patrick Tolfree, 12
St
Helen's Road, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1SD. Tel.: + 44 (0) 1305 266273, e-mail:
ptolfree@globalnet.co.uk.
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Oxford University Gazette: Appointments, 8 March 2001<br />


Oxford University Gazette: 8 March 2001

Appointments


Vacancies within the University of Oxford:

The University is an equal opportunities employer

DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR
MEDICINE
Clinical Lecturerships in Cardiovascular Medicine
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND
GENETICS
University Lecturership in Biomedical Science
APPOINTMENT OF EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
OFFICER

INSTRUCTORSHIP IN TIBETAN
FACULTY OF LAW
Appointment of Web Development and Support Officer (0.5)

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Vacancies in Colleges and Halls:

ALL SOULS COLLEGE
Appointment of Payroll/Accounts Clerk (part-time)
JESUS COLLEGE
Temporary Lecturership in Law
KEBLE COLLEGE
Lecturership in Philosophy
WORCESTER COLLEGE
Appointment of Assistant Librarian


Vacancies outside the University of Oxford:

DOWNING COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
Appointment of College Teaching Officer in History
TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
Teaching appointment in Pure Mathematics

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