8 October 1998 - No 4486

Oxford University Gazette

8 October 1998


 


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University Acts

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CONGREGATION 5 October

Degree by Special Resolution

No notice to the contrary having been received under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1997, p. 15), the following resolution is deemed to have been approved at noon on 5 October.

Text of Special Resolution

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

ALAN BRINKLEY, Queen's College

IRA MELLMAN, Lincoln College

JEREMY JOHN RICHARDSON, Nuffield College

DAVID ANDREWS SNEATH, St Cross College

PAUL STROHM, St Anne's College

KEITH STEWART THOMSON, Kellogg College

GERARD JAN HENK VAN GELDER, St John's College

DAVID VAVER, St Peter's College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL

1 Status of Master of Arts

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. v, cl. 1 (Statutes, 1997, p. 367) has been accorded to the following persons who are qualified for membership of Congregation:

BONNIE JEAN BLACKBURN, Wolfson College

KIMMETT EDGAR, Oxford Centre for Criminological Research

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2 Status of Master of Arts for Resident Visitors

Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the status of Master of Arts under the provisions of Ch. V, Sect. v, cl. 2 (Statutes, 1997, p. 367) has been accorded to the following Visiting Fellows of All Souls College who will be in residence for all or part of the academic year 1998–9:

PROFESSOR JOSEPH CONNORS (Columbia)
PROFESSOR NIKOLAI DUBRONRAVIN (St Petersburg)
PROFESSOR ZHONGQIAO DUAN (Renmin, China)
PROFESSOR ANDREW DYCK (California)
PROFESSOR RICHARD ERICSON (British Columbia)
PROFESSOR RICHARD HELMHOLZ (Chicago)
DR DINAH MANISTY
PROFESSOR ANNE MATONIS (Philadelphia)
PROFESSOR VILAYANUR RAMACHANDRAN (California)
PROFESSOR PAMELA REYNOLDS (Cape Town)
PROFESSOR GAVIN WRIGHT (Stanford)

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Blackburn, B.J., MA status, Wolfson
Brinkley, A., MA, Queen's
Edgar, K., MA status, Oxford Centre for Criminological Research
Strohm, P.H., MA, St Anne's
Vaver, D., MA, St Peter's

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CONGREGATION 6 October

1 Oration by the Vice-Chancellor

Mr Vice-Chancellor addressed the House.

¶ The Oration will be published shortly as a Supplement to the Gazette.

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2 Admission of Pro-Vice-Chancellors

The following persons were nominated by the Vice-Chancellor to be his deputies for the 1998–9 and were admitted to office:

SIR PETER NORTH, CBE, QC, DCL, Principal of Jesus College

SIR ANTHONY KENNY, MA, D.PHIL., D.LITT., HON. DCL, Warden of Rhodes House

SIR KEITH THOMAS, MA, President of Corpus Christi College

W. HAYES, MA, D.PHIL., President of St John's College

THE REVD E.W. NICHOLSON, DD, Provost of Oriel College

R.C. REPP, MA, D.PHIL., Master of St Cross College

E.M. LLEWELLYN-SMITH, CB, MA, Principal of St Hilda's College

R.G. SMETHURST, MA, Provost of Worcester College

P.A. SLACK, MA, D.PHIL., Principal of Linacre College

PROFESSOR S.D. IVERSEN, MA, D.PHIL., D.SC., Fellow of Magdalen College

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3 Admission of Clerks of the Market

M.G. BROCK, CBE, MA, Honorary Fellow of Corpus Christi, Nuffield, and Wolfson Colleges, nominated by the Chancellor, and J.B. BAMBOROUGH, MA, Honorary Fellow of Linacre, New, and Wadham Colleges, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, were admitted to office as Clerks of the Market for the year 1998–9.

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BOARDS OF FACULTIES

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

University Agenda

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CONGREGATION 13 October

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises a question 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 preamble adopted without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II, Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1997, p. 8).

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CONGREGATION 22 October 12 noon

Conferment of Degree by Diploma

The Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma, approved by Special Resolution of Congregation on 17 June 1997, will be conferred upon HIS EXCELLENCY VÁCLAV HAVEL, President of the Czech Republic.

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Notices

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INSTITUTE OF SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY

On the recommendation of the Anthropology and Geography Board, the General Board has appointed P.G. RIVIÈRE, B.LITT., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Linacre College and Professor of Social Anthropology, as deputy to D.J. Parkin, MA, Fellow of All Souls and Professor of Social Anthropology, as Head of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology for Michaelmas Term 1998, during which Professor Parkin will be on sabbatical leave.

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

On the recommendation of the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum, the General Board has appointed N.J. MAYHEW, MA, Fellow of St Cross College, Senior Assistant Keeper, and Reader in Numismatics, to be Acting Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room for the period from 1 October 1998 to 30 September 1999.

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DASTURZADA DR JAL PAVRY MEMORIAL PRIZE

The Prize has been awarded to CHRISTOPHER JONES, St Antony's College.

Proxime accessit: KONSTANTINOS MAGLIVERAS, Exeter College

Honourable mention: CAROLINE LOMBARDO, Balliol College

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BAPSYBANOO MARCHIONESS OF WINCHESTER PRIZE

The Prize has been awarded to DAVID MALONE, Magdalen College.

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CITY CENTRE TRAFFIC

This notice summarises recent city centre traffic developments.

Members of the University will be aware that proposals to effect a new transport strategy in Oxford were the subject of public inquiry in January and February this year. The strategy involves, for at least the greater part of each day, the pedestrianisation of Cornmarket and closure to through traffic (with the exception of buses, cycles, and taxis) of High Street and St Aldate's; other restrictions for virtually all other streets in the locale are necessary to enforce the main elements. The University had objected to the proposed closure to the High Street unless some restrictions were placed on the flow of traffic through the Science Area (i.e. between the High Street--Longwall Street and Parks Road--Banbury Road junctions); there were, of course, many other objectors to and supporters of the proposals. The reporting inspector concluded that the benefits of implementing the proposals for the general public outweighed the disadvantages for individual objectors, and the latest information is that Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are hoping to implement the proposals by April 1999.

Because the University's objections were not upheld at the inquiry, advice on the possibility of challenging the inspector's ruling was sought. In the light of this advice no further objections have been raised with the local authorities. Instead, members of the working party charged with advising Council on the Oxford Transport Strategy have engaged in fruitful discussions with officers of the local authorities on design improvements to the Science Area route, on the assessment of the impact on the route of the city-wide changes, and on remedial action which will be taken if any one of congestion, pollution, or accident rate increases to the detriment of people who live and work in the area. Proposed design improvements to the route include the introduction of new pedestrian crossings, speed cushions, mandatory cycle lanes (where possible), and traffic signals at the South Parks Road--Parks Road junction; some of the proposals require formal consultation, and a public exhibition is expected to be held about mid-November. With regard to impact assessment, pollution monitors have been in place for some time along the route and will continue to provide data, and traffic surveys will be conducted before and after implementation of the city-wide changes to enable the preparation of a report a year or so after the changes have been introduced. The University has received assurances about the action the local authorities will take should the changes have an unacceptable impact, and Council's working party will keep a watching brief both on the monitoring arrangements and on future developments.

Any queries arising from this notice should be directed to Mr C.E. Willis, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70193, e-mail: chris.willis@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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INSTITUTE FOR CHINESE STUDIES

Chinese classes for members of the University

Non-intensive classes in Chinese at beginners and intermediate levels for members of the University will be held at the following times in the Oriental Institute (Lecture Room 2): beginners, 5–6 p.m. on Mondays; intermediate, 5–6 p.m. on Wednesdays. The tutor will be Song Yang, Instructor in Chinese, Institute for Chinese Studies.

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CIRCULATION OF FLYSHEETS

Ten or more members of Congregation may arrange to have a flysheet circulated with the Gazette (a) on matters before Congregation, or Convocation in regard to the election of the Professor of Poetry, or (b) relating to matters of general interest to the University, subject to the following general conditions:

 

(i) no flysheet will be circulated which in the opinion of the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors might be defamatory or otherwise illegal;

 

(ii) the right is reserved on behalf of the University and its employees, without prior consultation with the signatories, to publish an apology in respect of any statement in a flysheet which is complained of as defamatory or otherwise illegal (whether or not the statement can be shown to be true);

(iii) the signatories shall jointly and severally indemnify the University and its employees against any costs or damages payable in respect of their flysheet and, unless a Queen's Counsel (to be mutually agreed on by the signatories and the University) shall advise within four months of the making of any claim in respect of a flysheet that any proceedings could be contested with the probability of success, such damages shall include any sum paid by the University in settlement of any claim arising out of the flysheet;

 

(iv) the flysheet shall consist of one leaf only (though text may appear on both sides of the leaf); the text shall include the name and college or department of each of the signatories;

 

(v) a copy of the text of the flysheet shall be delivered to the Registrar before 10 a.m. on the Monday of the week in which circulation is desired; it shall be accompanied by an indemnity in accordance with condition (iii) above drawn up on a form obtainable from the Registrar and signed by each of the signatories of the flysheet; the Registrar shall be informed at the same time which of the signatories is to be notified whether the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors have authorised circulation;

 

(vi) the Registrar shall arrange for the production by the University Press of copies of a flysheet the circulation of which has been duly authorised.

Though every effort will be made to circulate on the day desired flysheets so received, it must be understood that this cannot be guaranteed.

(a) Matters before Congregation or Convocation

If the flysheet deals with a matter that is a formal agendum for Congregation, or for Convocation in regard to the election of the Professor of Poetry, or the subject of a report published in the Gazette, the production costs will be met from university funds.

(b) Matters of general interest to the University

If the flysheet deals with a matter that is not a formal agendum for Congregation or the subject of a report published in the Gazette, the Vice-Chancellor will decide whether it is of sufficient general interest to warrant circulation with the Gazette; the production costs for such a flysheet will be the responsibility of the signatories.

Oxford University Student Union

The Executive and the Graduate Committee of the Oxford University Student Union may have flysheets circulated with the Gazette under the arrangements and subject to the conditions set out above, provided that:

 

(1) the number of names to be included on the flysheet under condition (iv) shall be not less than a majority of the total number of members of the Executive or the Graduate Committee of OUSU, as the case may be, and each of the persons named shall sign the indemnity required under condition (v);

 

(2) the maximum number of flysheets to be circulated as of right, whether on matters before Congregation (to be paid for by the University) or on matters of general interest to the University (to be paid for by OUSU and to be subject to the Vice-Chancellor's decision as prescribed under (b) above) shall be three per term for each of these bodies, save that the Vice-Chancellor shall have discretion to permit further flysheets.

Subject to proviso (1) above, the Executive and the Graduate Committee of OUSU may also support flysheets signed by not less than ten members of Congregation.

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FACULTY OF MUSIC

Weekend of Contemporary Music

A Weekend of Contemporary Music will take place on Friday, 16 October, and Saturday, 17 October, with the Faculty of Music, the Oxford Festival of Contemporary Music, and the Oxford University Contemporary Music Group.

Jacob's Room, a chamber opera by MORTON SUBOTNICK, will be performed by the composer and other musicians at 8 p.m. on Friday, 16 October, in the Holywell Music Room (tickets £6/33 from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door); also a performance of Variations IV by John Cage. The performance will be preceded by a lecture by Morton Subotnick, open to the public, at 6 p.m.

ShamanSong, a film-score for voice and electronics by JOAN LA BARBARA, will be performed by the composer and other musicians at 8 p.m. on Saturday, 17 October, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty (tickets £6/33 from the Playhouse Box Office, Beaumont Street, or at the door); also works by John Cage. The performance will be preceded by a lecture by Joan La Barbara, open to the public, at 6 p.m.

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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Closure of reading rooms in the Old Library

Duke Humfrey's Library is now closed for major renovation and is scheduled to reopen on Monday, 19 July 1999. Alternative arrangements for the consultation of the rare books and manuscripts usually read there have been made. Details are available in the Upper Reading Room and in the Schola Astronomiae et Rhetoricae (the Bullard Room) of the Old Library quadrangle.

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Closure of the whole of the Old Library

As a further stage of the Bodleian Old Library Development Project, renovation work will also be carried out in the Upper and Lower Reading Rooms. In preparation for this renovation it has become clear that the whole of the Old Library Building (the Upper and Lower Reading Rooms, the shop, the exhibition room and the Divinity School, as well as Duke Humfrey's Library) will have to be closed for a period of three weeks from Monday, 28 June, to Sunday, 18 July 1999, inclusive. Although all other parts of the Bodleian will be open as usual, the service to readers requiring materials housed or read in the Old Library will be seriously curtailed. Details will be announced as they become clearer by notices in the Library, the Gazette and the Library's Web pages. Further details will also be announced on the possibility of keeping the Library open between Tuesday, 31 August, and Saturday, 4 September 1999 inclusive, the traditional August Closed Week.

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Closure of the Upper and Lower Reading Rooms

The Library wishes also to alert all readers to the likelihood of the Upper Reading Room being closed for the whole of the Long Vacation of the year 2000, and the Lower Reading Room for the whole of the Long Vacation of 2001. Alternative arrangements will be made for consultation elsewhere on the central site of material on the open shelves in each reading room in turn. These will be announced as soon as they have been made.

The Library regrets this disruption to its services to readers and the inconvenience these essential building works will cause. Every effort will be made to minimise their impact on users of the Old Library.

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CENTRE FOR HUMANITIES COMPUTING

Wilfred Owen Multimedia Digital Archive

This archive, to be found at http://firth.natcorp.ox.ac. uk/jtap/, contains digital facsimiles of all of the war poetry of Wilfred Owen; a selection of his letters and photographs; and his personal records held at the UK's PRO.

The archive, which is aimed at teachers of the history of the First World War, also contains about 50 video clips from the 1916 films The Battle of the Somme and The Battle of the Ancre: The Advance of the Tanks (QuickTime and MPEG); 100 audio clips from interviews with veterans from the Great War (requires a RealAudio player); 250 photographs of the Western Front (1914--18); 250 modern photographs of the Western Front; about thirty modern video clips of the Western Front (most of these were taken from the collections of the Imperial War Museum, which has supported the project throughout).

The notice of users is drawn to the innovative `Path Creation Scheme' which allows lecturers/students, etc., to create personalised annotated paths through the archive. This was developed by Chris Stephens and is available from the main archive page.

New users may like to look at the existing four on-line tutorials which have been available since October 1997 to teach First World War poetry. In addition there is a complete run of the journal The Hydra produced at the Craglockhart War Memorial Hospital.

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Film-showings

Pluralité du cinéma français

The following French films, with English sub-titles, will be shown, on behalf of the Maison Française, at 6.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Phoenix Picture House, 57 Walton Street. The cost of admission will be £3, on presentation of a form obtainable from the Maison Française (telephone: Oxford (2)74220).

For details of this term's lectures and other meetings at the Maison Française, see `Lectures' below.

12 Oct.: La belle et la bête (Jean Cocteau, 1946)

19 Oct.: Un air de famille (C. Klapisch, 1996)

26 Oct.: Un héros très discret (J. Audiard, 1996)

2 Nov.: Le mari de la coiffeuse (P. Leconte, 1990)

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Lectures

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JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURES

The following James Ford Special Lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

DR B. YORKE, King Alfred's College, Winchester
6 Nov.: `The secular context of early Anglo- Saxon nunneries.'

PROFESSOR L. COLLEY, Yale
13 Nov.: `Going native, telling tales: captivities and collaborations in an age of empire.'

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MAURICE LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES 1998

SIR PETER WILLIAMS, Chairman, Oxford Instruments PLC, will deliver the third annual Maurice Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be followed by a reception at the Schools.

Further information may be obtained from Georgina Denn, Said Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88654, e-mail: george.denn@obs.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: To be announced.

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WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE 1998–9

The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ, Professor of Hebrew Literature, Ben Gurion University of Negev, Israel, and Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of Comparative European Literature 1998–9, will lecture on the following Mondays and Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

Professor Oz will also give seminars at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 October, and Tuesday, 27 October, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

12 Oct.: `But what actually existed before the Big Bang?'

15 Oct.: `On the beginning of Effie Briest by Theodore Fontane.'

19 Oct.: `On the beginning of In the Prime of Her Life by S.Y. Agnon.'

22 Oct.: `On the beginning of The Nose by Nikolai Gogol.'

26 Oct.: `On the beginning of A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka.'

29 Oct.: `On the beginning of Rothschild's Fiddle by Anton Chekhov.'

2 Nov.: `On the beginning of The Autumn of the Patriarch by G. Garcia Marquez.'

5 Nov.: `On the beginning of Nobody Said Anything by Raymond Carver.'

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ANTHROPOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY

ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities: Globalisation and the `old' diasporas (seminars)

The following seminars will be given at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography.

DR F. PIEKE
22 Oct.: `The overseas Chinese and the world system; new configurations of an "old" diaspora.'

DR M. STEWART, University College, London
29 Oct.: `Hungarians in Romania: from mother tongue education to regional autonomy.'

DR S. PATTIE, University College, London
5 Nov.: `New homeland for an old diaspora? The Armenian world in transition.'

DR G. PREVELAKIS, Institut de Géographie, Paris
12 Nov.: `Finis Graeciae or the return of the Greeks? State diaspora in the context of globalisation.'

R. SEGAL, writer
19 Nov.: `Globalisation and the black diaspora.'

PROFESSOR A. ACTON, Greenwich
26 Nov.: `Globalisation, Romani communities, and Gypsy politics.'

DR J. WEBBER
3 Dec.: `Transnationalism and the problem of static models: some reflections on the Jewish case.'

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Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Youth, fertility, and reproductive health

The following seminars will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room, 61 Banbury Road.

Convener: Dr Soraya Tremayne.

DR L.E. BELAUNDE, Durham
15 Oct.: `The responsibility of men: birth spacing and the couple's love amongst the Airopai of Amazonian Peru.'

DR B. WOLFF, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
22 Oct.: `Mixing qualitative and quantitative methods in the study of couple decision-making on sex, condoms, and contraceptive use in Uganda.'

DR H. MONTGOMERY
29 Oct.: `Adulthood, sexuality, and prostitution among children in Thailand.'

R. MCKECHNIE, Bath Spa
5 Nov.: `Ageing, fertility, and sexuality—personal meanings of menstrual losses.'

DR S. DAY, Goldsmiths' College, London
12 Nov.: `In/fertility among London sex workers.'

K. HAWKINS, Swansea
19 Nov.: `From policy to local reality: social context of reproductive health—a case study from Bolivia.'

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BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics

The following research seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays, in the Lecture Theatre, Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.

Convener: K.E. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Genetics.

DR MICHAEL SOFRONIEW, Cambridge
16 Oct.: `Conditional ablation of astroglial cells in adult transgenic mice reveals essential neuroprotective and other functions in the bowel.'

PROFESSOR DENIS NOBLE
23 Oct.: `Genes as physiological prisoners.'

PROFESSOR ED SOUTHERN
30 Oct.: `Antisense oligonucleotides as gene knockdown reagents.'

PROFESSOR STEVE OLIVER, UMIST
6 Oct.: `Systematic functional analysis of the yeast genome.'

PROFESSOR JONATHAN F. ASHMORE, London
13 Nov.: `Hair cells and the molecular mechanism of the ear's own hearing aid.'

PROFESSOR IAIN C.A.F. ROBINSON, National Centre for Medical Research, London
20 Nov.: `Neuroendocrine transgenes: tall tales from short tails.'

PROFESSOR DAVID J. PORTEOUS, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh
27 Nov.: `Cystic fibrosis: from gene to treatment—the paradigm and the problem.'

DR ELIZABETH JONES, Warwick
4 Dec.: `Molecular studies on the development and specificaton of the pronephros, the larval excretory organ in Xenopus.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

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Genetics past, present and future

The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

DR D.B. ROBERTS
15 Oct.: `Drosophila 1910–45: from the principles of transmission genetics to the beginnings of molecular biology.'

DR E.J.C. MELLOR
29 Oct.: `Fifty years of genes: from the Neurospora revolution to the complete yeast genome sequence.'

PROFESSOR J. ERRINGTON
12 Nov.: `Bacterial genetics: from Lederberg to the whole genome sequence and beyond.'

DR G.K. BROWN
26 Nov.: `Human genetics and variation: from Galton to the genome project.'

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Hilary Term 1999

DR P. PENNY, MRC, Harwell
21 Jan.: `Plain genetics and fancy mice.'

DR M. VAN HEUVEL
4 Feb.: `Drosophila genetics: the making of an egg.'

PROFESSOR R.L. GARDNER
18 Feb.: `Transgenesis in the study of mouse development.'

DR J.A. LANGDALE
4 Mar.: `Plant developmental genetics: from transposons to proteomes.'

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Trinity Term 1999

PROFESSOR M.S. DAWKINS
29 Apr.: `Genes and behaviour.'

PROFESSOR C.J. LEAVER
13 May: `Transgenic plants: the next green revolution?'

DR M. EDWARDS, Oxagen
27 May: `Biotechnology in medicine.'

PROFESSOR B.C. SYKES
10 June: `Genetics and medicine—the golden age.'

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CLINICAL MEDICINE

Oxford Clinical Neuroscience Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR P. SALKOVSKI
16 Oct.: `Treatment of somatisation and hypochondriasis.'

MISS L. HANDS
13 Nov.: `Carotid surgery—a surgeon's view.'

PROFESSOR C. WARLOW, Western General Hospital
11 Dec.: `Stroke-rational therapy.'

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Nuffield Department of Surgery

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

D. DRAGUN, Max Delbruch Centre for Molecular Medicine, Berlin
6 Oct., 1 p.m.: `ICAM-1 antisense oligonucleotides block ischaemic injury in long-term surviving kidney allografts.'

K. CHANNON
13 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Gene transfer in vein graft atherosclerosis.'

N. BORLEY
20 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Are there two types of Crohn's disease?'

A. HANDA
27 Oct., 6 p.m.: `After aspirin? Anti-platelet agents in peripheral vascular disease.'

T. COOK
3 Nov., 5 p.m: `Properties and pharmacology of the anal sphincter.'

S. DEMEESTER, Johns Hopkins Fellow
10 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Mechanisms of cell death in organ failure.'

P. GARSIDE, Glasgow
17 Nov., 1 p.m.: `Revealing T and B lymphocyte interactions in vivo.'

S. ANDERTON, Bristol
24 Nov., 1 p.m.: `Peptide-inducing T cell tolerance in autoimmunity.'

D. ADAMS, Birmingham
8 Dec., 1 p.m.: `Tissue specific signals that regulate lymphocyte recruitment to the human liver.'

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University Department of Cellular Science: Haematology Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Tuesdays in the Haematology Seminar Room, Level 3, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

DR C. MITCHELL
13 Oct.: `Treatment of paediatric malignancies.'

DR P. MARTIN
20 Oct.: `Thromboelastography: reinventing the wheel.'

DR O. SMITH, St James' Hospital, Dublin
27 Oct.: `Protein C activation pathway: bridging the gap between inflammation and coagulation.'

DR P. COLLINS, University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
3 Nov.: `Adhesion and haemostasis.'

PROFESSOR E. BENZ, Johns Hopkins
10 Nov.: `Management of sickle cell disease.'

MR D.L. ECONOMIDES, Royal Free Hospital, London
17 Nov.: `Inherited bleeding disorders in obstetrics and gynaecology.'

DR M. MURPHY, National Blood Service, Oxford Centre
24 Nov.: `Is blood transfusion safe?'

DR I. HANN, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
1 Dec.: `Results from recent UKALL trials.'

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Oxford Eye Hospital

The following postgraduate lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Eye Hospital, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

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

MR L. BENJAMIN, Stoke Mandeville Hospital
12 Oct.: `Early diabetic vitrectomy and field survival.'

PROFESSOR J. MARSHALL, St Thomas's Hospital
19 Oct.: `Wound healing and corneal surgery.' (Litchfield Lecture)

DR B. SHEPSTONE
26 Oct.: `Some direct and some indirect links between ophthalmology and nuclear medicine.'

MR R. SMITH, Stoke Mandeville Hospital
2 Nov.: `New developments in electroretinography.'

DR C. FINK, Birmingham
9 Nov.: `Molecular diagnostic techniques for infection: a real advance for ophthalmologists?'

MR R. PACKARD, Prince Charles Eye Unit, Windsor
16 Nov.: `Dealing with broken capsules during phakoemulsification.'

MR KANSKI, King Edward VIIth Hospital, Windsor
23 Nov.: `Uveitis in children.'

MR R. WELHAM, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
30 Nov.: `Lacrimal surgery in children.'

MR A. RICHARDS, Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading
7 Dec.: `Eye care resources in developing countries.'

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Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following laboratory seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology.

Convener: J.M. Tiffany, MA, University Lecturer in Ophthalmological Biochemistry.

DR A. HILL
12 Oct.: `Colour vision.'

DR A. KOSMIN
19 Oct.: `Development of the human retina.'

J. MELENA
26 Oct.: `Intraocular pressure Part I: calcium channel blockers.'

A. KING
2 Nov.: `The fate of some common metabolic enzymes in the aged human lens.'

DR J. LAWRENSON, City University, London
9 Nov.: `Studies of brain and retinal microvasculature.'

DR G. GEERLING, Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
16 Nov.: `Transplantation of the autologous submandibular gland for most severe keratoconjunctivitis sicca.'

HSIAO-MING CHAO
23 Nov.: `Clonidine: evidence for its being a neuroprotective agent.'

G. CHIDLOW
30 Nov.: `Intraocular pressure Part II: serotonergic drugs.'

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LITERAE HUMANIORES

Logos: argument and discussion in the Ancient World (Corpus Christi Classical Seminar)

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Seminar Room, Corpus Christi College.

Convener: B.C.A. Morison, B.Phil., D.Phil., Junior Research Fellow in Ancient Philosophy, Corpus Christi College.

PROFESSOR T. SMILEY, Cambridge
14 Oct.: `Ideas of validity.'

T. REINHART
21 Oct.: `Rhetoric in the Fourth Academy.'

DR P. CRIVELLI, Edinburgh
28 Oct.: `Aristotle on contradiction and the square of opposition.'

PROFESSOR C. CAREY, Royal Holloway College, London
4 Nov.: `Forensic fiction.'

PROFESSOR J. BARNES, Geneva
11 Nov.: `Genuflecting to Galen.'

DR S. BOBZIEN
18 Nov.: `Propositional logic and argument.'

DR K. IERODIAKONOU, Athens
25 Nov.: `Examples in ancient logic.'

DR C. ATHERTON
2 Dec.: `Chrysippus' logical questions.'

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Ancient History Graduate Seminar: Gender

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the New Music Room, Corpus Christi College.

Convener: R.G. Osborne, MA, Professor of Ancient History.

DR R. FLEMMING, Wellcome Institute
13 Oct.: `Gender, purity, and danger: medicine and female pollution in the Roman world.'

DR T. MORGAN
20 Oct.: `The gnomic woman.'

DR R. SCHNEIDER, Cambridge
27 Oct.: `Laughing satyrs and Hellenistic kings.'

DR J. DAVIDSON, Warwick
3 Nov.: `Dover, Foucault, and Greek homosexuality.'

DR J. BLOK, Utrecht
10 Nov.: `Gender and the citizen.'

DR T. HARRISON, UCL
17 Nov.: `Persian dress and Greek freedom.'

PROFESSOR W. HARRIS, Columbia
24 Nov.: `The gender of anger.'

DR K. STEARS, Edinburgh
1 Dec.: `Women and textiles.'

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MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

Department of Statistics: Probability, Statistics and Operations Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Statistics, 1 South Parks Road.

Conveners: P. Clifford, MA, Reader in Mathematical Statistics, and A.M Etheridge, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Mathematics.

DR G.P. NASON, Bristol
15 Oct.: `Time-scale analysis.'

DR J. CUZICK, ICRF, London
22 Oct.: `Statistical problems in cancer prevention and screening.'

PROFESSOR A.F. HEATH
29 Oct.: `Statistics for survey research.'

DR M.A. HURN, Bath
5 Nov.: `Identifying objects in microscope slides.'

PROFESSOR R.L. SMITH, North Carolina
12 Nov.: `Predictive inference.'

DR D. FIRTH
19 Nov.: To be announced.

DR R.C. GRIFFITHS
26 Nov.: `Inference in ancestral stochastic processes.'

DR J. STANDER, Plymouth
3 Dec .: `Markov chains for simulating from Gaussian and non-Gaussian fields.'

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MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Spanish Graduate Seminars and Public Lectures on the Generation of 1898

The following seminars and public lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Taylor Institution. They will take place in the Senior Common Room, unless otherwise stated.

Conveners: C.H. Griffin, MA, D.Phil., Lecturer in Latin American Literature, and R.W. Truman, MA, D.Phil., Lecturer in Spanish.

PROFESSOR SIR RAYMOND CARR, FBA
13 Oct., public lecture, Room 3: `1898: before and after.'

DR R.W. FIDDIAN
20 Oct.: `Valera, Unamuno, y América.'

PROFESSOR L.P. HARVEY
3 Nov.: ``Terminación de la Guerra de Filipinas', literatura de cordel in the service of Sagasta.'

DR R.W. TRUMAN
10 Nov.: `Spain 1898, France 1870.'

DR S.G.H. ROBERTS, Nottingham
17 Nov.: `Unamuno and the restoration political system.'

PROFESSOR J. BUTT, London
24 Nov., public lecture, Room 3: `Violence in the poetry of Antonio Machado.'

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MODERN HISTORY

Seminar in Medieval History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Wharton Room, All Soul's College.

Conveners: R.R. Davies, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Medieval History, and J.R.L. Maddicott, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

BROCK HOLDEN
12 Oct.: `King John and the Marchers.'

DR CAROLINE BARRON, London
19 Oct.: `The gentrification of the London merchant class, 1300–1500.'

DR STUART AIRLIE, Glasgow
26 Oct.: `Sticking to the script: actors, rituals, and texts in Charlemagne's conquest of Bavaria.'

ALASTAIR DUNN
2 Nov.: ` "One king over all": the English magnates and the tyranny of Richard II.'

PROFESSOR CHRIS GIVEN-WILSON, St Andrews
9 Nov.: `English chroniclers of the fourteenth century.'

TOM FAIRBROTHER
16 Nov.: `The Thames Valley in the Wars of the Roses.'

DR SIMON KEYNES, Cambridge
23 Nov.: `The cult of King Alfred the Great.'

EMILY O'BRIEN
30 Nov.: `Sacred establishment and sacred subversives: the saintly milieu of medieval England.'

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Commonwealth History Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty.

PROFESSOR P.K. O'BRIEN, Institute of Historical Research, London
16 Oct.: `Reflections on attempts to analyse the costs and benefits of European empires, 1415–1974.'

DR AVNER OFFER
23 Oct.: `Costs and benefits, peace and war, 1870–1914.'

DR IAN BROWN, SOAS, London
30 Oct.: `Rural Burma in the economic crisis of the early 1930s.'

DR IAN PHIMISTER
6 Nov.: `Speculations and share mania: Nigerian tin-mining and the City of London, 1908–14.'

DR BERNARD ATTARD, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London
13 Nov.: `Market or empire? British settler societies in the international economy before 1914.'

PROFESSOR B. ALFORD, Bristol
20 Nov.: `Imperial aspects of Anglo-American economic relations in the twentieth century.'

PROFESSOR WILLIAM BEINART
27 Nov.: `Settlers and sheep in the Cape.'

PROFESSOR ROBIN LAW, Stirling
4 Dec.: `The ending of the slave trade and the origins of imperialism: Britain and Dahomey in the nineteenth century.'

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Early Modern Europe Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. in Fridays in the Modern History Faculty.

Conveners: D.A. Parrott, MA, D.Phil., and J.C. Robertson, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturers (CUF) in Modern History.

PROFESSOR T.C.W. BLANNING, Cambridge
16 Oct.: `The musical origins of the French Revolution.'

DR C. PETERS
22 Oct.: `Lutheranism and locality: how distinctive were the Saxons of Transylvania?'

THE REVD DR M.A. SCREECH
29 Oct.: `The religion of Rabelais: Lucien Febvre and the problem of unbelief in the sixteenth century.'

DR S.R. DITCHFIELD, York
5 Nov.: `In search of local knowledge: rewriting early modern Italian religious history.'

R. IVES
12 Nov.: `The Gournay circle and the advent of French political economy.'

P. WILLIAMS
19 Nov.: `Piracy and naval activity in the western Mediterranean, 1589–1608.'

C. ALVAREZ DE TOLEDO
26 Nov.: `Archbishop Palafox, colonial society, and the Spanish monarchy in the seventeenth century.'

A. MALCOLM, Manchester
3 Dec.: `Holding on to power: don Luis de Haro and the management of political patronage in the Spanish monarchy, 1643–51.'

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Modern European History Seminar

The following seminars, which are open to all, will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Modern History Faculty Building. This is the core seminar for Probationer Graduates in Modern History.

Conveners: T.C. Buchanan, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Modern History and Politics, and M.H. Conway, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer (CUF) in Modern History.

R. KEDWARD, Sussex
15 Oct.: `Resistance: a personality disorder? The discourse of heroism.'

M. JONES, Cambridge
22 Oct.: ` "Gallant gentlemen all": the public commemoration of Captain Scott's last expedition.'

L. RIALL, Birkbeck College, London
29 Oct.: `Garibaldi and the power of personality in the Risorgimento.'

D. LOWRY, Oxford Brookes
5 Nov.: `Heroes of liberty: European admiration for the Boers in the South African War.'

O. LOGAN, East Anglia
12 Nov.: `Papal cult in Italy, c.1860–1958.'

A. SCHWARZENBACH, Zurich
19 Nov.: `Dreaming the queen: the sudden death and cult of Queen Astrid of the Belgians (1905–35).'

P. LANFRANCHI, De Montfort University
26 Nov.: `Mekhloufi, Minoun, and El Ouafi: the difficulty of being a French sporting hero.'

S. GUNDLE, Royal Holloway College
3 Dec.: `Glamour and modern celebrity.'

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MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

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

DR OFFER
14 Oct.: `The two epidemics of affluence: over- eating and dieting in the USA and Britain since 1945.'

SIMON SZRETER, Cambridge
21 Oct.: `The perverse relationship between economic growth and health: evidence for the importance of social capital?'

LYNDEN MOORE
28 Oct.: `Britain's transformation from a manufacturing to a service economy—the contribution of trade agreements and North Sea oil.'

SIMON SMITH, York
4 Nov.: `The early diffusion of coffee drinking in England.'

GEORGE SPEIGHT
11 Nov.: `Re-interpreting the building boom, 1933–5: an analysis of building society behaviour.'

DAVID J. JEREMY, Manchester Metropolitan
18 Nov.: `Business leaders and board-room cultures in the north-west of England, 1900–1980s.'

LEIGH SHAW-TAYLOR, Cambridge
25 Nov.: `Did agricultural labourers have common rights?'

SUSANNAH MORRIS
2 Dec.: `The fallacy of philanthropy? Model dwellings companies and the five per cent return.'

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MUSIC

Instant composition

STEPHEN MONTAGUE will lead a workshop on this topic on Sunday, 11 October, 12 noon–5 p.m., in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty (open to music students and members of the Faculty; further details from the Administrator, (2)76125).

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The composer speaks

The following composers will speak in this lecture series, to be held as shown below. The lectures are open to the public.

Fri. 16 Oct., 6 p.m., Holywell Music Room: MORTON SUBOTNICK.

Sat. 17 Oct., 6 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty: JOAN LA BARBARA.

Wed. 4 Nov., 5 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall: JUDITH WEIR.

Mon. 16 Nov., 5 p.m., Holywell Music Room: BRIAN FERNEYHOUGH.

Wed. 25 Nov., 4.30 p.m., Holywell Music Room: ALLA SIRENKO.

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ORIENTAL STUDIES

Medieval Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute. Details of the 17 November seminar will be announced later.

Conveners: J.S. Meisami, MA, University Lecturer in Persian, and W.L. Treadwell, MA, Samir Shamma Lecturer in Islamic Numismatics.

DR A. NYMARK, Berlin
13 Oct.: `City life on the Silk Road: the case of Sogdiana.'

DR TREADWELL
20 Oct.: `Images of Iranian kingship: royal medallions from the Buyid and Samanid courts.'

PROFESSOR Y. MICHOT
27 Oct.: `Islam's planet: Venus or Jupiter? Ibn Taymiyya on astrology.'

PROFESSOR R. BULLIET, Columbia
3 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR B. LAWRENCE, Duke University
10 Nov.: `Revisiting the Ternary Myth: does the classical–medieval–modern periodisation fit the evidence of South Asian Sufism?'

DR F.M. CORRAO, Naples
24 Nov.: To be announced.

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ORIENTAL STUDIES, THEOLOGY

Eastern Christian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the House of St Gregory and St Macrina, 1 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies, and K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies.

DR BROCK
21 Oct.: `Holy Spirit, or wind? St Basil's Syrian, St Ephrem and the disputed interpretation of Gen. 1:2.'

PROFESSOR R.W. THOMSON
4 Nov.: `Secular and ecclesiastical law in the Code of Mekhitar Gosh.'

M. PLESTED
18 Nov.: `What use did Diadochus of Photice make of the Macarian writings?'

DR WARE
2 Dec.: `Philip Sherrard: Greece, Orthodoxy, and sacred tradition.'

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PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

The following seminars, which are open to everyone, will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays, in the Sherrington Room, Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road.

Convener: J.C. Ellory, MA, D.Sc., Professor of Physiology.

DR T.D. GRIFFITHS, Newcastle
14 Oct.: `Spatial and temporal sound processing in humans. Cognitive neurology and imaging.' (McDonnell-Pew Centre Seminar)

PROFESSOR OLE H. PETERSEN, Liverpool
21 Oct.: `Calcium signalling mechanisms explored from the inside of cells using the patch clamp technique.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR JULIAN PATON, Bristol
28 Oct.: `Differential peptidergic modulation of cardiorespiratory reflexes in the solitary tract nucleus.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR LEON LAGNADO, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology
4 Nov.: `Exocytosis and endocytosis at the synaptic terminal of a retinal neuron.' (Jenkinson Seminar)

DR STEVE WATSON
11 Nov.: `Regulation of phospholipases Cgamma2 by collagen in platelets and megakaryocytes: role of PI 3 kinase.' (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Societyc)

PROFESSOR S.J. REDMAN, Canberra
18 Nov.: `Quantal analysis and plasticity.' (McDonnell-Pew Centre Seminar)

DR DANIEL WOLPERT
25 Nov.: `The role of signal-dependent neuronal noise in motor planning.' (McDonnell-Pew Centre Seminar)

PROFESSOR THOMAS JENTSCH, Hamburg
2 Dec.: To be announced. (Seminar sponsored by the Physiological Society)

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SOCIAL STUDIES

New Issues in International Security: seminar with visiting speakers

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: Sir John Coles, MA, Dr A. Hurrell, MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., Professor R. O'Neill, MA, D.Phil., and Professor A. Roberts, MA.

DR M. KALDOR, Sussex
16 Oct.: `New and old wars.'

PROFESSOR N. MYERS
23 Oct.: `Environment and security.'

DR J. PILAT, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London
30 Oct.: `Emerging terrorist threats: continuity and change.'

DR F. VARESE
6 Nov.: `Crime and mafias.'

PROFESSOR Y. EVRON, Tel Aviv, and PROFESSOR O'NEILL
13 Nov.: `Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.'

DR J. CHIPMAN, IISS, London
20 Nov.: `The security implications of economic crises.'

PROFESSOR L. FREEDMAN, King's College, London
27 Nov.: `War in the information age.'

THE CONVENERS
4 Dec.: Conclusions.

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The Presidency in a separated system

PROFESSOR CHARLES O. JONES, Olin Professor of American Government, will deliver the following lectures at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

14 Oct.: `The nature of the American presidency: some perspectives.'

21 Oct.: `Historical development of the American presidency.'

28 Oct.: `All presidents are not created equal. Some are not created at all.'

4 Nov.: `The president, the public, and the press.'

11 Nov.: `Creating a White House.'

18 Nov.: `Mandates, agendas, and working with Congress.'

25 Nov.: `The Clinton presidency: risk, restoration, and re-election.'

2 Dec.: `The presidency in the twenty-first century.'

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Senior Research Seminar in American Government

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: C.O. Jones, Olin Professor of American Government, and B.E. Shafer, Mellon Professor of American Government.

PROFESSOR JONES
20 Oct.: `Passages to the presidency: from campaigning to governing.'

DR N.P. BOWLES
3 Nov.: `The politics of Congressional conflict in the Nixon presidency.'

PROFESSOR A. BRINKLEY
17 Nov.: `Henry Luce and the missionary impulse in American politics.'

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THEOLOGY

Paradise and Fall: interpretations of Genesis 3

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the House of St Theosevia, 2 Canterbury Road.

Details of the 25 November meeting will be announced later.

Conveners: K.T. Ware, MA, D.Phil., Spalding Lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies, and S.P. Brock, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Syriac Studies.

DR S. GILLINGHAM
21 Oct.: `In and out of the Garden: historical and literary approaches.'

DR WARE
28 Oct.: `The Greek Fathers.'

DR BROCK
4 Nov.: `The Syriac Fathers.'

DR E.J. YARNOLD, SJ
11 Nov.: `The Latin Fathers.'

W.P. ROBINSON
18 Nov.: `Contemporary understandings of Genesis 3 as a creation myth.'

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Interdisciplinary Seminars: Methodological Approaches to the Study of Religions

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, in Christ Church.

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, B.Litt., MA, Regius Professor of Divinity, and W.M. Morgan, MA, Lecturer in World Religions, Mansfield and Westminster Colleges.

DR JAMES PISCATORI
20 Oct.: `Religion in the study of politics.'

DR JAMES COX
17 Nov.: `Methodological innovation and the study of religions.'

PROFESSOR WENDY JAMES
1 Dec.: `Questions old and new in the anthropology of religion.'

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Robert Whyte Lecture in the Interdisciplinary Study of Religions

Professor John Hick, Birmingham, UK, and Claremont, USA, will deliver the first Robert Whyte Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 October, in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, B.Litt., MA, Regius Professor of Divinity, and W.M. Morgan, MA, Lecturer in World Religions, Mansfield and Westminster Colleges.

 

Subject: `Philosophy and the study of religions.'

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Ian Ramsey Centre

Seminars in Science and Theology: Issues in Theology and the Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays (wine at 8.15), in the Hood Room, St Cross College.

PROFESSOR JOHN MARSHALL
15 Oct.: `Neuroscience: brains or people?'

PROFESSOR WILLIAM CARROLL, Iowa
29 Oct.: `Soul and science: Thomistic biology, an antidote to reductionism.'

DR MARY MIDGELY, Newcastle
12 Nov.: `Being scientific about our selves.'

DR ARTHUR PEACOCKE AND DR MARGARET YEE
26 Nov.: `Can God communicate with brains-in- bodies?'

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INTER-FACULTY SEMINAR

Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832: British political, literary, intellectual, and social history

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the common room, St Anne's College (48 Woodstock Road, entrance via Porters' Lodge).

Conveners: Dr Ros Ballaster, Dr Marilyn Butler, Dr Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Dr Christine Gerrard, Dr Thomas Keymer, Professor Roger Lonsdale, Dr James Raven, and Dr Isabel Rivers.

DR V. RUMBOLD, Birmingham
19 Oct.: `Cut the caterwauling: silencing women in Pope's Dunciads.'

DR A. MCDERMOTT, Birmingham
2 Nov.: `Is feminist criticism of the eighteenth century sexist?'

DR N. PHILLOPSON, Edinburgh
16 Nov.: `History and historicism in Adam Smith's science of man.'

PROFESSOR M.A. STEWART, Lancaster
30 Nov.: `Francis Hutcheson and his circle: rational dissent in eighteenth-century Ireland.'

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INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Medieval Archaeology seminar: artefact studies—new approaches

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Room, the Institute of Archaeology.

Convener: H.F. Hamerow, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in European Archaeology (Early Medieval).

S. MARZINIK
21 Oct.: `Anglo-Saxon belt sets?'

C. BEHR
28 Oct.: `Material evidence for the Kentish kingdom.'

C. HAITH
18 Nov.: `Analysis of the Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Dover-Buckland.'

J. MUNBY
2 Dec.: `Excavations at Mayenne.'

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SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Interdepartmental finance seminars

The following seminars will be held on Fridays in the Seminar Room, the Said Business School, the Radcliffe Infirmary. Unless otherwise indicated, they will take place at 12.30 p.m.

Enquiries should be directed to Elaine Durham, Said Business School, 59 George Street, Oxford OX1 2BE (telephone: Oxford (2)88650, e-mail: elaine.durham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Alexander Ljungqvist (Said Business School), Hyun Shin (Economics), and Paul Wilmott (Mathematics).

O. SUSSMAN and J. FRANKS, London Business School
16 Oct.: `Innovation, evolution, and the law of corporate insolvency.'

S. HODGES, Warwick Business School
23 Oct., 3 p.m.: `A generalisation of the Sharpe ratio and its application to valuation bounds and risk measure.'

X. FREIXAS, Bank of England
30 Oct.: `A dilution cost approach to financial intermediation and securities markets.'

D. MILES, Imperial College
6 Nov: `Pensions reform in the UK and Germany: winners and losers across generations.'

M. DEMPSTER, Cambridge
13 Nov.: `Fast pricing of exotic options.'

S. THOMPSON, Nottingham
20 Nov.: To be announced.

C. RAPOSO
27 Nov.: `Strategic hedging and investment efficiency.'

S. TAYLOR, Lancaster
4 Dec.: `Markov processes and the distribution of volatility: a comparison of discrete and continuous specifications.'

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BYZANTINE STUDIES

Byzantine Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, St John's College.

Conveners: E.M. Jeffreys, B.Litt., MA, Bywater and Sotheby Professor of Byzantine and Modern Greek Language and Literature, and M.C.M. Mango, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Byzantine Archaeology and Art.

PROFESSOR A. LIDOV, Moscow
13 Oct.: `The miracle-working icons of Leo the Wise.'

DR P. MAGDALINO, St Andrews
20 Oct.: `Astronomy and orthodoxy in early medieval Byzantium.'

PROFESSOR JEFFREYS
27 Oct.: `Malalas, Procopius, and Justinian's buildings.'

DR MANGO
3 Nov.: `Inscriptions and Justinian's buildings.'

N. WILSON
10 Nov.: `The Archimedes palimpsest from the metochion of the Holy Sepulchre in Istanbul.'

PROFESSOR R. BEATON, London
17 Nov.: `Towards a reading of the Byzantine novel.'

PROFESSOR O. BADDLEY and DR N. PICKWOAD, Camberwell, London
24 Nov.: `Conserving the manuscripts and books of the library of the monastery of St Catherine, Sinai.'

P. SARRIS
1 Dec.: `The end of Byzantine rule in Egypt and the survival of the Egyptian aristocracy.'

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COMPUTING LABORATORY

Strachey Lecture

B. LAMPSON, Microsoft, will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 13 October, in the Computing Laboratory Lecture Theatre.

Subject: `Computer systems research: past and future.'

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Numerical Analysis Group

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

The following seminars will be given on Thursdays. Unless otherwise stated, they will take place at 3 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

Conveners: J.D.P. Donnelly and J. Scott (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory).

DR A.R. KROMMER, NAG Ltd.
15 Oct., 2 p.m., RAL: `Parallel sparse matrix computations in the PINEAPLE Library.'

PROFESSOR L.N. TREFETHEN
22 Oct.: `Numerical conformal mapping and the Schwarz–Christoffel Toolbox.'

DR K. MEERBERGEN, RAL
29 Oct.: `The implicitly filtered rational Krylov method for the solution of large sparse eigenvalue problems.'

PROFESSOR P. SAYLOR, Illinois
5 Nov.: `How the scattering amplitude yields a comparison between conjugate gradient error estimates.'

PROFESSOR G. GOLUB, Stanford
12 Nov.: `Reconstruction of a polygon from its moments.'

DR T. WARBURTON, Brown University
19 Nov.: `Spectra/hp methods on mixed element unstructured meshes.'

DR P.K. STRATHCLYDE, RAL
26 Nov., 2 p.m., RAL: `k-SAT and Markov chains.'

PROFESSOR D. DRITSCHEL, St Andrews
3 Dec.: `The contour-advective semi-Lagrangian algorithm: a marriage between Euler and Langrange.'

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DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

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

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

DR AIRS
19 Oct.: `Lord Burghley's Theobalds revisited.'

N. HISCOCK, Oxford Brookes
30 Nov.: `The wise master builder: Platonic geometry in medieval abbeys and cathedrals.'

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CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: A.J. Ashworth, DCL, Vinerian Professor of Law.

PROFESSOR B. HUDSON, Northumbria
21 Oct.: `Risks, rights, and guarantees: some dilemmas of justice and difference.'

PROFESSOR M. MCCONVILLE, Warwick
4 Nov.: `Black defendants in the criminal justice process.'

DR J. PEAY, LSE
18 Nov.: `Mentally disordered offenders: recent developments in policy and practice.'

PROFESSOR N. LACEY, LSE
2 Dec.: `Penal practices and political theory: an agenda for dialogue.'

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The following public lectures will be given at 8.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Common Room, Yarnton Manor.

AMOS OZ, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of Comparative European Literature, and DR N. DE LANGE, Cambridge
14 Oct.: Readings in Hebrew and English from the novels of Amos Oz.

SIR MARTIN GILBERT, CBE
21 Oct.: `Is there a specific Jewish contribution to the twentieth century?' (Inaugural lecture: David Patterson Lecture Series)

DR N. SOLOMON
28 Oct.: Book launch: Historical Dictionary of Jewish Religion (Scarecrow Press).

RABBI DR ALBERT H. FRIEDLANDER, Leo Baeck College
4 Nov.: `Leo Baeck in retrospect.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

DR A. KUSHNER, Southampton
11 Nov.: `Asylum and refugees in the twentieth century.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

DR G. ABRAMSON
18 Nov.: Book launch: Drama and Ideology in Modern Israel (Cambridge University Press).

PROFESOR A. RAPPOPORT-ALBERT, University College, London
25 Nov.: `Why did women play no part in Jewish mystical tradition?' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

PROFESSOR Z. GITELMAN, Michigan
2 Dec.: `Conceptions of Jewishness among contemporary Russian and Ukrainian Jews.' (David Patterson Lecture Series)

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MAISON FRANÇAISE

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays (unless otherwise indicated) in the Maison Française.

For details of this term's film-showings at the Maison Française, see `Notices' above.

K. GORE
20 Oct.: `L'actualité du theâtre de Sartre, 1943–98.'

PROFESSOR P. RILEY, Harvard
Mon. 26 Oct.: `Leibniz's Lettre sur l'éducation d'un prince: a commentary.'

PROFESSOR J.-P. SARRAZAC, Paris III
3 Nov.: `Comment écrivent les auteurs de thêatre en France aujourd'hui?'

D. BRADBY, Royal Holloway College
10 Nov.: `News from the front: five new French playwrights.'

A. RAITT
17 Nov.: `Flaubert et le thêatre.'

A. VIALA
24 Nov.: `Les Dom Juan et la modernité.'

H. PHILLIPS, Manchester
1 Dec.: `Autour de Racine et du thêatre classique: nouvelles perspectives.'

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Other meetings

The following meetings will be held at the Maison Française, unless otherwise indicated. Further information may be obtained from the Maison (telephone: Oxford (2)74220).

Sat. 24 Oct., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: `Which Napoleon?' (day-school).

Fri. 30 Oct.–Sat. 31 Oct.: international colloquium, `Action collective et intégration européenne' (programme: `Culture et sociétés: comportements politiques').

Mon. 2 Nov., 8.15 p.m: `Connaissance du Périgord—présentation et dégustation' (with Jean Roux, Etienne Roux, Jonathan Hill, and Professor Denis Noble).

Sat. 7 Nov.: `Les enjeux de la parité aujourd'hui' (Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France).

Sat. 7 Nov., St Hugh's College, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: `Text and context: vernacular, dialect, standard language, and the stage' (Translation Research in Oxford).

Fri. 27 Nov.–Sun. 29 Nov., Faculty of Music, European Science Foundation, Wadham College, and Maison Française (first session in Holywell Music Room, 9.30 a.m.): `European Baroque opera: institutions and ceremonies.'

Sat. 28 Nov., 9 a.m.–5 p.m.: `Au commencement était le verbe: the morphology, syntax, and semantics of the French verb' (Society for French Studies).

Sat. 5 Dec.–Sun. 6 Dec.: journée d'étude franco-brittanique, `Slavery from the seventeenth to the nineteenth century.'

Sat. 12 Dec., 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: `Durkheim, Durkheimians, and the arts at the turn of the nineteenth century' (British Centre for Durkheimian Studies).

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QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Seminar in Contemporary South Asia

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays, in the Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles'.

Conveners: Professor Barbara Harriss-White and Dr Nandini Gooptu.

 

NAILA KABEER, Sussex
15 Oct.: `Can't buy me love? Gender, credit, and empowerment in rural Bangladesh.'

ROBERT ANDERSON, Cambridge
22 Oct.: `Nucleus and nation: scientists and power in India.'

APURBA KUNDU, Bradford
29 Oct.: `Never a coup: civil–military relations in India.'

CRAIG JEFFREY, Cambridge
5 Nov.: `Money grows on family trees: class, genealogy, and the local state in north-west India.'

K. SRINIVASULU, Osmania University, Hyderabad
12 Nov.: `Liberalisation and artisanal communities: the case of hand-loom weavers in Andhra Pradesh.'

CAREY WATT, Cambridge
19 Nov.: `Ephebic patriots or seditious sevaks: the Boy Scouts and the development of social service and civil society in early twentieth-century India.'

SULAGNA ROY, Cambridge
26 Nov.: `Debates on Hindu–Muslim relations and "communalism" in the Bengali Muslim press, c.1930–47.'

G. OMKARNATH, CDS, Kerala
3 Dec.: `Wages in the agrarian economy.'

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Economic Development Seminar

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Sanjaya Lall, Queen Elizabeth House, Jenny Corbett, Nissan Centre, and Frances Stewart, Director, Queen Elizabeth House.

J. CORBETT and D. VINES
15 Oct.: `The East Asian crisis: an overview.'

A. ADDISON, UN University WIDER
22 Oct.: `Post-conflict reconstruction.'

V. FITZGERALD
29 Oct.: `The Asian crisis: global volatility or unsound domestic policy?'

F. STEWART
5 Nov.: `Adjustment and poverty in Asia: old problems and new solutions.'

C. FREEMAN, Sussex
12 Nov.: `A Schumpeterian interpretation of the East Asian crisis.'

HA JOON CHANG, Cambridge
19 Nov.: `Korea: the misunderstood crisis.'

J. EATWELL, Cambridge
26 Nov.: `Proposals for reform of the international financial system.'

A. BHATTACHARYA, World Bank
3 Dec.: `Policy implications of the East Asian crisis: a World Bank perspective.'

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Refugee Studies Programme

Seminars on Forced Migration

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. Details of the 11 November seminar will be announced later.

Further information is available from Dominique Attala, Refugee Studies Programme, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (telephone: Oxford (2)70722, fax: (2)70721, e-mail: rsp@qeh.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/rsp/).

E. LESTER, Jesuit Refugee Service
14 Oct.: `The plight of urban refugees today.'

DR W. BOSSWICK, Bamberg
21 Oct.: `Asylum in Germany.'

S. SEN, LSE
28 Oct.: `Waiting to return home: the refugees of South Asia.'

PROFESSOR G. GILBERT, Essex
4 Nov.: `The Northern Ireland Peace Agreement: minority rights and self-determination.'

DR R. HANSEN
18 Nov.: `Britain, citizenship, and immigration.'

PROFESSOR J.G. GALATY, McGill University, Montreal
25 Nov.: `Pastoralists and forced migration.'

D. DE JONG, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands
2 Dec.: `European immigration and asylum policy.'

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HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture 1998

PROFESSOR J. AITCHISON will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 October, in the Examination Schools. After the lecture there will be a reception in the Principal's Lodgings, Hertford College.

Subject: `The drinker of the devil's dregs.'

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MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Council Room, Main Building (ground floor), Mansfield College.

Further information may be obtained from the Administrator, OCEES, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone and fax: Oxford (2)70886, e-mail: ocees@mansf.ox.ac.uk).

J. MURPHY
13 Oct.: `Integrating environment and economy through ecological modernisation: an assessment of the impact of environmental policy on industrial innovation.'

C. HAMBLER
20 Oct.: `Is sustainability an illusion?'

D. PEPPER, Oxford Brookes
27 Oct.: `Ecological modernisation versus the "ideal model" of sustainable development: which is appropriate for the European periphery?'

R. LÖFSTEADT, Surrey
3 Nov.: `The social dimension of risk management.'

S. SHACKLEY, UMIST, and E. DARIER, Lancaster
10 Nov.: `Climate encounters: focus group discussions on climate change and its relation to local environmental issues in the north-west of England.'

W. BECKERMAN
17 Nov.: `Intergenerational justice and the environment.'

C. PALMER, Stirling
24 Nov.: `Foucault, power, and animals.'

J. PAAVOLA
1 Dec.: `Environmental problems and policy: an institutional approach.'

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ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

African Studies Seminar

Unless otherwise stated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College.

Convener: W. Beinart, MA, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations.

M. MALOWANY
15 Oct.: `Researching malaria in Africa: materials from the past, challenges for the future.'

F. NYAMNJOH, Buea (Cameroon), and Leiden
22 Oct.: `Newspaper cartoons and politics in Cameroon.'

Y. HASHIM
29 Oct.: `Trade unions and democracy in Nigeria.'

I. HOFMEYR, Witwatersrand and the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London
5 Nov.: `The holy war in the Congo: Bunyan, the Baptists, and Bakongo prophets.'

R. PACKARD, Emory University, Atlanta
Tue. 10 Nov., Wellcome Unit (45 Banbury Road), 1 p.m.: `Malaria and economic change in South Africa.' (Jointly with the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine)

R. RATHBONE, SOAS
12 Nov.: `National politics in the Ghanaian countryside: the CPP and the chiefs.'

D. JOHNSON, James Currey Publishers
19 Nov.: `Linking independence with war: origins and continuity in the Sudanese civil war.'

W. DOOLING, SOAS
26 Nov.: `Economic crisis and the making of a bourgeois state in the nineteenth-century Cape Colony.'

R. LAW, Stirling
3 Dec.: `Commemoration of the slave trade in contemporary West Africa.'

DAY WORKSHOP
Sat. 28 Nov., St Antony's, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.: `Researching Africa: methods and reflections.' (Further details from: david.mills@qeh.ox.ac.uk, or jessica.schafer@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk)

CONFERENCE
5–6 Dec: Franco-British conference on slavery from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries (details from Dr Cecile Fabre, Maison Française, Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE).

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European Studies Centre

PROFESSOR ALEX DANCHEV, Keele, will give the following talk at 8.30 p.m. on Monday, 26 October, in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. The talk is based on Professor Danchev's recently published biography of Liddell Hart.

Convener: A.J. Nicholls, B.Phil., MA, Special (non- CUF) Lecturer in Modern History.

 

Subject: `Alchemist of war.'

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Seminar on Germany in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Details of the seminars to be held in the final weeks of term will be published later.

Conveners: A.J. Nicholls, B.Phil., MA, Special (non- CUF) Lecturer in Modern History, and H.J.O. Pogge von Strandmann, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Modern History.

PROFESSOR POGGE VON STRANDMANN
12 Oct.: `The German Revolution, 1848–50: the case of Mecklenburg.'

DR S. FREITAG, German Historical Institute, London
19 Oct.: `The revolutionary Friedrich Hecker, 1848–9.'

PROFESSOR H. MOMMSEN, Bochum
26 Oct.: `German military resistance and Hitler's racial war of annihilation against the Soviet Union.'

Z. SHORE
2 Nov.: `Hitler, intelligence, and the decision to remilitarise the Rhineland, 1936.'

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European Union enlargement: prospects and problems

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Details of a related seminar, to be held on 27 November, are given below.

Conveners: Anne Deighton, Wolfson College, and Graham Avery, Brussels.

J. TRUSZCZYNSKI, Ambassador of Poland to the European Union
23 Oct.: `Poland.'

M. LEIGH, European Commission negotiator with the Czech Republic.'
30 Oct.: `Czech Republic.'

F. NORDMANN, Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom
6 Nov.: `Switzerland.'

C. LONG, HM Ambassador to Hungary, 1995–8
13 Nov.: `Hungary.'

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European Union enlargement: related seminar

THORVALD STOLTENBERG, Ambassador of Norway to Denmark, and formerly Norwegian Foreign Minister and UN High Commissioner for Refugees, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 November, in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. The seminar, which is related to the series on `European Union enlargement' listed above, will be chaired by the convener.

Convener: Sir Marrack Goulding, MA, Warden, St Antony's College.

 

Subject: `Norway's relationship with the European Union.'

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Seminar on Balkan History and Politics

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

Convener: R.R.M. Clogg, MA, Senior Research Fellow, St Antony's College.

MR CLOGG
13 Oct.: ` "Our Christian Brethren in the East": the Turkish-speaking Greeks of Asia Minor.'

DR G. KAZAMIAS, Bradford
20 Oct.: `The Western Allies and the Greek famine, 1941–4.'

DR P. CARABOTT, King's College, London
27 Oct.: `Minorities and the State: the Slavo- Macedonians in inter-war Greece.'

I. ROBERTS, formerly HM Ambassador, Belgrade
17 Nov.: `Why Yugoslavia died.'
24 Nov.: `The long spoon—diplomatic life in Belgrade, 1994–7.'

DR M. ATTALIDES, High Commissioner for Cyprus
1 Dec.: `Cyprus on the road to EU accession.'

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ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Inaugural Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

The first of a series of annual lectures to commemorate the Mastership (1981–8) of the Rt. Hon. Sir Patrick Nairne, GCB, MC, MA, will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

The first lecture will be `The future of broadcasting', a conversation between SIR JOHN BIRT and MELVYN BRAGG. The audience will then be invited to participate.

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REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

The media, truth, and culture

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Regent's Park College.

M. LOVE, Bristol
14 Oct.: `A spin on cynicism.'

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES, Bishop of Oxford
21 Oct.: `Religion and the media.'

T. DEAN, Commissioning Editor, BBC World Service
28 Oct.: `Truth in the global interest.'

DR N. SUMMERTON, Director, Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society, Mansfield College
4 Nov.: `The media in the public interest.'

PROFESSOR C. CHRISTIANS, Illinois
11 Nov.: `Media technology and moral literacy.'

DR C. ST LOUIS, Senior Producer, BBC Radio
18 Nov.: `Truth and race in the media.'

SR LAVINIA BYRNE, IBVM, Cambridge
25 Nov.: `The potential of the Internet.'

DR J. MITCHELL, Edinburgh
2 Dec.: `The truth is out there: decoding popular television theologically.'

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C.S. Lewis Commemorative Lecture Series

The following lectures, which are co-sponsored by the Oxford University C.S. Lewis Society, will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Regent's Park College.

F. WARNER
15 Oct.: `C.S. Lewis and the Psalms.'

DR P. MCCULOUGH
22 Oct.: `Lewis's Spenser.'

PROFESSOR J. BARTON
29 Oct.: `The past is another country: C.S. Lewis and cultural relativism.'

R. TRICKETT
5 Nov.: `C.S. Lewis in retrospect.'

DR S. LOGAN, Cambridge
12 Nov.: `Shadowlife: Lewis and biography.'

THE RT REVD KALLISTOS WARE
19 Nov.: `Images of hell and heaven in C.S. Lewis and in the Christian East.'

N. DUNBAR
26 Nov.: `C.S. Lewis as a classical scholar.'

THE REVD DR IAN KER
3 Dec.: `Newman on C.S. Lewis's Mere Christianity.'

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SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

PHILIP WALKER, President of the Tool and Trades History Society, will give an illustrated lecture at 2.45 p.m. on Saturday, 10 October, in the Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 10 Banbury Road. All are welcome.

Subject: `Nuremberg Books: illustrated registers of retired craftsmen who entered two charitable almshouses during the late fourteenth century.'

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ASSOCIATION FOR WOMEN IN SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING (OXFORD BRANCH)

Oxford Science Lecture Series

PROFESSOR ANN DOWLING, Cambridge, will deliver a public lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 15 October, in the Oxford University Museum of Natural History. Admission, including refreshments, costs £1.50. Tickets will be available at the door, but those wishing to attend are asked to book by contacting Dr Elizabeth Griffin (telephone: (2)73345, e-mail: remg@astro.ox.ac.uk). The lecture is sponsored by Esso Petroleum.

Subject: `Singing flames that break jet engines and power stations.'

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INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION (BRITISH BRANCH)

Oxford Speakers Series

The following lectures will be given at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Habakkuk Room, Jesus College. Persons travelling from outside Oxford are asked to confirm the meetings one or two days in advance.

Further information is available from Ms Carolyn Evans, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (telephone: Oxford (2)79617, e-mail: carolyn.evans@exeter.ox.ac.uk), or Dr Michael Byers, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (telephone: Oxford (2)79680, e-mail: michael.byers@jesus.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR M. SHAW, Leicester 21 Oct.: `The expanding scope of self-defence in international law.' PROFESSOR J.G. MERRILLS, Sheffield
4 Nov.: `International boundary disputes in theory and practice.'

H.E. JUDGE ROSALYN HIGGINS, DBE, QC
18 Nov.: `Recent developments at the International Court of Justice.'

SIR ELIHU LAUTERPACHT, CBE, QC
2 Dec.: `International claims today: the United Nations Compensation Commission.'

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FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days indicated in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. All are invited.

Sandwiches and wine will be served after the lectures at a cost of £2.50 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234).

MRS M. CLAPINSON
Wed. 28 Oct.: `Beetles, beams, and buttresses: 500 years of maintaining the Old Library.'

DR G. WALKER
Wed. 11 Nov.: `The Captain's Russian bell: a village mystery.'

PROFESSOR J. BRIGGS
Mon. 30 Nov.: ` "Teaching the young idea": children's books and education in the first half of the eighteenth century.'

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OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

The cultural programme for Michaelmas Term is outlined below. Students under 25 are admitted free; other admissions are free unless otherwise stated. For information about the Association, please send s.a.e. to Professor J.R. Woodhouse, 47 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF.

Tue. 29 Sept.: Il nuovo cinema paradiso, Kellogg College, Rewley House Theatre (7.45 for 8 p.m.)

 

MR DENIS MACK SMITH
Mon. 26 Oct.: `Italy in 1998: has anything changed?' (Dorothy Rowe Lecture, 5 p.m., Examination Schools)

PROFESSOR FRANCIS HASKELL
Tues. 27 Oct.: `Most gratifying disorders: the destruction of Pompei and its revival in European culture'. (7.45 for 8 p.m., St Anne's College; admission £1 for TOIA members, £2 for non-members)

DR DIEGO ZANCANI
Wed. 11 Nov.: `The organisation of banquets in Renaissance Ferrara, 1470–1550.' (7.45 for 8 p.m., St Anne's College; admission £1 for TOIA members, £2 for non-members)

PROFESSOR JOHN WOODHOUSE
Tues. 17 Nov.:` The lion of Venice.' (7.45 for 8 p.m., St Anne's College; admission £1 for TOIA members, £2 for non-members. Any profits to Venice in Peril Fund)

MR MICHAEL LOWE
Sun. 6 Dec.: `The lute in Italy: sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.' (8 p.m., Holywell Music Room; admission £1 for TOIA members, £2 for non-members. The lecture will include a short recital)

 

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Grants and Research Funding

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CIMO SCHOLARSHIPS TO FINLAND FOR POSTGRADUATES AND YOUNG RESEARCHERS 1999–2000

A number of scholarships will be made available by the Finnish Government for three to nine months of study in Finland for postgraduates and researchers under the age of thirty-five. Applicants should make contact with the host in Finland before applying.

The scholarships are open to citizens of the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Cuba, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Luxembourg, Mexico, Mongolia, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

The scholarship amounts to approximately £460 per month, plus approximately £60 travel allowance per semester. No additional funds are provided for travel or accommodation costs.

Further details are available from Ms Pirkko Hautamäki at the Finnish Institute in London (telephone: 0171-404 3309). The closing date for applications is 31 January 1999.

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SIR JOHN HICKS FUND

The Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund invites applications from members of the University for grants towards the costs of research in economic history. Applications will be considered from undergraduates, graduate students, and members of academic staff, and may related to research into the economic history of any period or country.

Applicants should (a) provide sufficient information about the general nature of their research to establish that it falls within the field of economic history; and (b) specify the precise nature and cost of the expenditure for which a grant is requested. They should also give the name of one referee who might be consulted by the committee.

It is intended by the committee that grants should normally be made for sums of up to £250, though this may on occasion be exceeded. Retrospective grants will be made only in exceptional circumstances.

The committee will consider applications twice in each year. The closing date for the first round is Monday of the third week of Hilary Term, and for the second round Monday of the third week of Trinity Term. Applications should be sent to Mrs E.A. Macallister, Secretary of the Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

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PHILOSOPHICAL FELLOWSHIP FUND

Awards for study in Paris

The trustees of the Philosophical Fellowship Fund, which was established in 1941 for the `furtherance of philosophical and/or scientific research', particularly with reference to research connected with France, now invite applications for support from candidates whose research would benefit in some significant respect from a period of up to three months (or, exceptionally, up to six months) to be spent working in Paris during the current academic year, starting not earlier than 15 March 1999. Candidates should at present be working for a higher degree in philosophy or a related subject with strong philosophical associations, or should have been awarded such a degree not more than three years ago. Applications should be sent to Dr Sabina Lovibond, Worcester College, Oxford, and should reach her by Friday, 11 December. Candidates should include, with their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their current research and study plans, and an explanation of what they hope to achieve through their stay in Paris. They should also give the names of two referees, whom they should ask to write directly to Dr Lovibond. Short-listed candidates will be asked to provide a sample of their written work, of not more than 5,000 words in length. Interviews will be held in the first half of Hilary Term.

The exact amount of any awards that may be made will be assessed in the light of the successful candidate's or candidates' plans, but it is intended that they should be sufficient to cover the estimated basic costs of his or her travel to and stay in Paris. The trustees also hope to be able to find from among their philosophical contacts in Paris persons who will be willing to provide initial guidance and introductions there to successful candidates.

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NORWEGIAN NOBEL INSTITUTE FELLOWSHIPS 2000–2001

The Norwegian Nobel Institute will award a limited number of fellowships in its guest researcher programme for the spring terms of 2000 and 2001. The fellowships are for scholars of any nationality in history, social sciences, and international law. Both senior fellowships (for distinguished scholars with a substantial record of publication in their field) and general fellowships (for scholars in the earlier stages of their postdoctoral careers) are available.

Stipends will be given in accordance with the individual needs of the approved applicants and the availability of funds. The institute will also cover travel expenses, office equipment, and the purchase of specific research materials for the Nobel Institute Library. Fellows must be free to devote themselves full-time to study and writing and will be expected to spend most of their time at the Institute.

In the years 2000 and 2001 the research programme of the Norwegian Nobel Institute will emphasise two topics: general theories about war and peace, and topics related to the history of the Nobel Peace Prize (which is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2001).

Those interested should contact Grete Haram, Office Manager, or Oyvind Tonnesson, Project Consultant, the Norwegian Nobel Institute, Drammensveien 19, N-0255 Oslo, Norway (fax: +47 22 43 01 68, e-mail: postmaster@nobel.no), or should send a brief project description, a CURRICULUM VITAE, and two letters of recommendation to the above address before 15 November.

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Examinations and Boards

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF CLINICAL MEDICINE

Election of Ordinary Member

An election will be held on Thursday, 12 November to fill a vacancy for an ordinary member (vice Dr J.M. Hopkin, resigned), to hold office from the date of the election until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1999.

Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by the Secretary of Faculties at the University Offices up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 19 October, and nominations by six electors up to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 November.

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MUSIC

Election of Ordinary Member

An election will be held on Thursday, 12 November to fill a vacancy for an ordinary member (vice Dr D.E. Olleson, resigned), to hold office from the date of the election until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1999.

Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by the Secretary of Faculties at the University Offices up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 19 October, and nominations by six electors up to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 November.

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Election of Ordinary Member

An election will be held on Thursday, 12 November to fill a vacancy for an ordinary member (vice Dr M.J.A. Wood, resigned), to hold office from the date of the elction until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1999.

Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by the Secretary of Faculties at the University Offices up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 19 October, and nominations by six electors up to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 November.

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BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF SOCIAL STUDIES

Election of Official Member

An election will be held on Thursday, 12 November to fill a vacancy for an official member (vice Professor J.E.S. Hayward, resigned), to hold office from the date of the election until the beginning of Michaelmas Term 1999.

Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by the Secretary of Faculties at the University Offices up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 19 October, and nominations by six electors up to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 November.

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CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the General Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Standing Committee for Archaeology and Anthropology will come into effect on 23 October.

Standing Committee for Archaeology and Anthropology

Honour School of Archaeology and Anthropology

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Decrees, 1997, p. 132 (as amended by Gazette, 24 September 1998, p. 20, cl. 5 (b)), in cl. 7 delete `(d) (ii)' and substitute `(e)'.

2 Ibid., l. 35, reletter `(e)' as `(f)'.

3 Ibid., delete `(f) (i)' and substitute `(g)'.

4 Ibid., delete `(f) (ii)' and substitute `(h)'.

5 Ibid., ll. 38–9, reletter `(g)'–`( h)' as `(i)'–`(j)'.

6 Ibid., delete `(i) (i)' and substitute `(k)'.

7 Ibid., delete `(i) (ii)' and substitute `(l)'.

8 Ibid., ll. 42–7, reletter `(j)'–`(n)' as `(m)'–`(q)'.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY

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

Mathematical Sciences

G.J. PACE, Balliol: `Hardware design based on Verilog HDL'.
Wolfson Building, Wednesday, 25 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.W. Sanders, M.J.C. Gordon.

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Medieval and Modern Languages

S. COXON, Wolfson: `The presentation of authorship in later thirteenth-century Middle High German narrative poetry'.
Somerville, Friday, 23 October, 2.30 p.m.
Examiners: A.M.V. Suerbaum, M.G. Chinca.

 

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Music

E.L.C. DILLON, Christ Church: `Music "bien escriptez et bien notez" in Bibliothèque Nationale, fonds français 146'.
Faculty of Music, Friday, 16 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: J.A. Caldwell, S.K. Rankin.

 

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Physical Sciences

F. DINELLI, Wolfson: `Ultrasonic force microscopy'.
Department of Materials, Wednesday, 14 October, 11 a.m.
Examiners: M.E. Welland, J.B. Pethica.

E.N. DOWNING, Linacre: `Surface studies of the adsorp- tion and heterogeneous decomposition of UF6 on well-characterised surfaces with reference to U.CVD'.
Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, Monday, 26 October, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: P.A. Cox, R.B. Jackman.

P.C. NATH, Linacre: `Measurement of the inclusive JET cross-section in high transverse energy photoproduction at HERA'.
Nuclear Physics Laboratory, Friday, 16 October, 2 p.m.
Examiners: A.R. Weidberg, J. Butterworth.

C. RUSSELL, Lincoln: `Quantum mechanical wavepacket calculations on chemical reactions'.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Friday, 16 October, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: M.S. Child, D.C. Clary.

A. VIPOND, Christ Church: `Laboratory studies of reactions of some halogenated species in the atmosphere'.
Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, Saturday, 24 October, 10.30 a.m.
Examiners: G. Hancock, I.W.M. Smith.

A.L. WAIN, Hertford: `Ultra high-pressure metamorphism in the Western Gneiss Region of Norway'.
Department of Earth Sciences, Friday, 27 November, 2 p.m.
Examiners: S.J. Cuthbert, M.P. Searle.

 

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Psychological Studies

S.J. MCNAMARA, St John's: `The design and evaluation of stress management programmes for adolescents'.
Department of Experimental Psychology, Tuesday, 27 October, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: J.M. Argyle, R. Cochrane.

 

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Social Studies

K.A. RAKE, Nuffield: `Ageing and inequality: older women and men in the British, French, and German welfare states'.
Department of Applied Social Studies and Social Research, Wednesday, 21 October, 12 noon.
Examiners: M.W.J. Noble, H. Sutherland.

M. SALAMON, St John's: `Commercial speech: a case study in the judicial dilution of constitutional rights'.
Lady Margaret Hall, Monday, 12 October, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: G. Peele, G. Drewry.

 

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EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF SCIENCE

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

Physical Sciences

ENG PING LIM, Somerville: `Temperature and heat flux measurements in a spark ignition engine'.
Department of Engineering Science, Tuesday, 13 October, 2.15 p.m.
Examiners: A. Henman, P.T. Ireland.

 

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Colleges, Halls, and Societies

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OBITUARIES

Christ Church

JOHN HENRY BOON, MA, 21 June 1998; commoner 1945--8. Aged 70.

ANDREW CHARLES DAWNAY, MA, 23 August 1998; commoner 1954--7. Aged 63.

MICHAEL JOHN EDEN, MA, 1998; commoner 1958--61.

PATRICK LANCASTER GARDINER, MA, FBA, 24 June 1997; Westminster Scholar 1940--2 and 1946--9. Aged 75.

PETER RICHARD DE L. GIFFARD, MA, 30 June 1998; commoner 1940--1. Aged 77.

THE REVD PETER GRAHAM HARRISON, MA, 4 April 1998; commoner 1931--4.

SIR WESTROW HULSE, BT., 10 April 1996; commoner 1927--9. Aged 84.

EARL OF JERSEY (GEORGE FRANCIS CHILD-VILLIERS), 9 August 1998; commoner 1928--31.

PROFESSOR GEORGE BRISCOE KERFERD, MA, 8 August 1998; Aitchison Travelling Scholar 1937--9. Aged 83.

FREDERICK ROBERT MOBERLY, MA, 13 July 1998; commoner 1923-4.

GEORGE DAVID PATERSON, MA, 29 January 1998; scholar 1931--5.

ROBERT JAMES PAUL, 24 May 1995; exhibitioner 1977--80.

HEWITT BAILEY WARBURTON, BA, 18 July 1998; commoner 1922--5. Aged 94.

PROFESSOR RONALD E. WOODHAM, B.MUS., D.MUS., 14 April 1998; Organ Scholar 1931--5; Professor Emeritus of Music, University of Reading.

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Lincoln College

MAXINE EVE GACHET, June 1998; commoner 1982--6. Aged 33.

MARTINA A'BECKET ORMOND, 29 August 1998; commoner 1954--7. Aged 64.

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St Anne's College

MISS CHRISTINE LATTO MORRISON; member of Society of Oxford Home- Students 1923--7, Assistant Tutor in English 1930, Tutor in English 1933; Fellow, St Anne's College, 1952, Emeritus Fellow 1973. Aged 95.

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St Hilda's College

ELIZABETH MARY FURZE, MA, 17 September 1998; exhibitioner 1932--6. Aged 86.

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ELECTIONS

St Cross College

To an Honorary Fellowship:

HERMIONE LEE, B.PHIL., MA

To Emeritus Fellowships:

DAVID HUGH LANGLER BISHOP, MA, D.SC. (B.SC., PH.D. Livingstone)

ADRIAN DAVID SCUDAMORE ROBERTS, B.LITT., MA (MA Cambridge)

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To Official Fellowships:

JANE ANNE ENDICOTT, MA (PH.D. Toronto)

DAVID ANDREWS SNEATH (B.SC. Ulster, PH.D. Cambridge)

PETER EDWARD RAYNES (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), FRS

STANLEY JAN ULIJASZEK (B.SC. Manchester, M.SC., PH.D. London) (with effect from 1 January 1999)

To a Fellowship by Special Election:

ARTHUR GRANT MACGREGOR, MA

(MA Edinburgh, M.PHIL. Durham)

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To a Visiting Fellowship:

HERMAN WILHELM RIKHOF (DR S.THEOL. Utrecht, DR.THEOL. Nijmegen)

To a Samir Shamma Visiting Fellowship:

GERT O. RISPLING (BA, BL Stockholm)

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To Junior Research Fellowships:

JEREMY NICHOLAS DUFF, M.ST. (BA Cambridge)

AZRA GHANI (MA Cambridge, M.SC. Southampton, PH.D. London)

SUKE WOLTON, BA (M.SC. London School of Economics)

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To a Knoop Junior Research Fellowship:

BARRY KINGSTON DERHAM

(B.SC. Sunderland)

To an Emanoel Lee Junior Research Fellowship:

TIMOTHY ROBIN ORCHARD

(B.CHIR., MA Cambridge)

To Paula Soans O'Brian Scholarships:

DAVID JASON BEARD (BA Durham, M.MUS. London)

KEITH DANIEL HOPPER, M.ST. (BA, MA University College, Galway)

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Somerville College

To Foundation Fellowships:

SIR GEOFFREY LEIGH

BARON WOLFSON OF MARYLEBONE, FBA

To a Tutorial Fellowship in Early Modern History (from 1 October 1998):

DR JUDITH POLLMANN (MA London, doctoraat Amsterdam)

To the Mary Ewart Junior Research Fellowship (for three years from 1 October 1998):

MISS JUSTINE CRUMP (BA, B.SC., MA Auckland, PH.D. Cambridge)

To Stipendiary Lecturerships:

DR MARCO LEE, MB (Anatomy)

DR MIKE LAIDLAW, MA (Inorganic Chemistry)

DR ROGER DALRYMPLE, MA (Old and Middle English)

DR SIMON PULLEYN, MA (Classics)

DR MARY GREGIOUROU (B.SC., PH.D. London) (Biochemistry)

DR ROBERT WILKINS, MA (Physiology)

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NOTICES

Green College

 

Friends Provident Stewardship Joanna Lumley Research Fellowship

Green College proposes to elect this research fellow from 1 January 1999. The successful candidate will undertake, or already be undertaking, full-time research on an issue of public concern that has strong implications for corporate practice. Fields such as public health, public information, medicine and media, environmental sustainability, and genetic science, are examples. Research that has strong, but not necessarily immediate, implications for business practice will be preferred. The fellowship may be held in conjunction with another appointment.

The fellowship is non-stipendiary. It provides access to all university and college facilities, including dining rights in college and an academic expenses allowance of £250 a year. It is tenable for a year in the first instance and may be renewable for a second year. Application forms and further details are available from the Warden's Secretary, Green College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HG (telephone: Oxford (2)74775, e-mail: jan.dean@green.ox.ac.uk). They should be returned by 1 November.

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Jesus College

Junior Research Fellowships

Jesus College proposes to elect to the following:

Junior Research Fellowship tenable for three years from 1 October 1999. The post is open to men or women intending to pursue research in any field of Modern Languages.

Tarmac Junior Research Fellowship in Environmental Change, tenable for three years from 1 October 1999. The post is open to men or women.

Further information on both fellowships may be obtained from the Principal's Secretary, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW, who should receive applications by 13 November. It is the responsibility of applicants to ask their referees (three are required) to send their references direct to the Principal's Secretary by the same date.

Jesus College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Nuffield College

Prize Research Fellowships

Applications are invited from graduates from any country wishing to undertake research in the social sciences. The main interests of the college are in economics, politics, and sociology, but these are broadly construed to include, for example, recent history, social and medical statistics, international relations, area studies, and social psychology. Candidates should normally, by October 1999, have completed, or be close to completing, a doctoral thesis. To be eligible, candidates should not, by that date, have spent more than a total of eight years in postgraduate study in the social sciences, and/or in employment in a teaching or research post in the social sciences (nor should they have previously held a research fellowship similar to that advertised).

The salary scale for a postdoctoral fellow is from £14,580 to £16,470. Pre-doctoral fellows receive a grant of £8,009. In both cases fellows receive free single accommodation in college or a housing allowance of £2,636 per year.

Further particulars can be obtained from the Secretary to the PRF Competition, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NE (e-mail: alison.bateman@nuf.ox.ac.uk). Applications must be received by Friday, 6 November.

Nuffield College exists to promote excellence in education and research, and is an equal opportunities employer.

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St Anne's College

Appointment of Treasurer and Investment Bursar

St Anne's College seeks to appoint a Treasurer and Investment Bursar to take office in the spring of 1999 upon retirement of the current Treasurer. The Treasurer will be a fellow of the college, the largest undergraduate college in Oxford, and will be responsible to the governing body for financial strategy, oversight of investments and college buildings, and personnel matters. He or she will have a key role on college committees and in planning the future development of the college. In addition to possessing financial expertise, he or she will have understanding of and sympathy for higher education and all sectors of the academic community, and will have the ability to operate effectively in the collegiate environment and in the wider University.

Applicants should submit in confidence a full curriculum vitae, including current remuneration and the names of three referees, to the Principal's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74820, fax: (2)74895, e-mail: sandra.madley@st-annes.ox.ac.uk), from whom further particulars may be obtained, by 23 October.

St Anne's College is an equal opportunities employer.

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St Edmund Hall

Election of Principal

The fellows will soon be proceeding to elect a Principal to take up office not later than September 1999. Any suitably qualified person, of either sex, who may wish to apply, or anybody who would like to suggest the name of another person who might be considered, is invited to write (preferably by 22 October) in confidence to the Vice-Principal, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR, from whom further particulars may be obtained. The college's choice will not necessarily be limited to those whose names come forward at this stage.

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Advertisements

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How to advertise in the Gazette

Terms and conditions of acceptance of advertisements

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Dr Keith Cox

Present and former colleagues will be saddened to hear of the death of Dr Keith Cox in a boating accident in August. A service commemorating his life and work is being organised in Oxford on the afternoon of 31 October. There will be a cermony at the University Museum followed by tea. Full details are not available at the time of writing. For forther information contact Trish McNiff, tel.: Oxford (2)72040, e-mail: trish.mcniff@earth.ox.ac.uk.

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Exhibition

Paintings and Drawings: an exhibition hosted by the Willowbeck Group. To be held at St Anne's College, Woodstock Road, from Sun. 18 Oct. (2–5.30 p.m.) until Fri. 30 Oct. Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m., subject to college committments. Visitors are advised to ring the College Lodge (tel. Oxford (2)74800) beforehand.

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Tuition Offered

Piano tuition. Experienced teacher of adults and children. All grades, beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) LRAM; Jericho. Tel.: Oxford 510904.

Irish Language classes, intermediate level, start Tues. 13 Oct., 8 p.m., at St Clare's, Banbury Road. Details from B. O Riordáin, tel.: Oxford 376107.

d'Overbroeck's College Open Morning, Sat. 17 Oct. (10 a.m.–12.30 p.m.). Entry at age 13 into year 9; at 16 into the sixth-form. Highly interactive teaching, excellent results, and positive environment. Beechlawn House, 1 Park Town, Oxford OX2 6SN. Tel.: Oxford 310000.

Fencing Club for boys and girls aged 9–13. Sat. 2.–3.30 p.m. in Summertown, Oxford. First two sessions free; no obligation to continue. National Foil Coach as tutor. Contact Malcolm van Biervliet. Tel.: Oxford 514906 (after 6 p.m.).

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Services Offered

Bespoke Garden and Landscape Design: `one- off' consultancy visits, or sketch and scaled layouts, planting schemes, construction details and site supervision, as desired. Nationwide service from Oxford/Gloucestershire base. Chelsea gold Medal 1996 and 1997. Contact Jacquie Gordon, tel./fax: 01531 822743.

Personal computer consultants: we offer expert advice and tuition for both hardware and software. On-site service at home or in the office. We provide upgrades for most computers or alternatively we now supply our own range of K Tec computers; we will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel./fax: Oxford 461333.

Shipping? Abyssinia to Zanzibar, New York to Newmarket. Today, tomorrow, next week? All the best options are at Mail Boxes Etc. Will collect from college, home, factory, or elsewhere. Also 24-hour photocopying, secure mailboxes, computer workstation, high-grade colour photocopying, faxing, laminating, binding, etc. 266 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DL. Contact Justin Brookes. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com.

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting professionals and small businesses with tax problems including self-assessment. Convenient North Oxford premises. To receive further information please tel.: Oxford 513381, e-mail: 100430.145@compuserve.com.

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Domestic Services

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children 2–5 years, established 10 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half- days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Short-term vacancies for visiting academics. Call Kimberley for further information, or come to visit. Tel.: Oxford 247877.

Splitting up? Oxfordshire Family Mediation Service is a registered charity which assists parents in making future arrangements for the family. Our professionally trained and highly experienced mediators offer help to parents during and after separation and divorce. For more information about our independent and confidential service, please tel.: Oxford 741781.

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Situations Vacant

Publications Assistant, Peers Early Education Partnership (PEEP). Part-time (20 hours p.w.), initially until 31 July 1999, salary £11,575 pro rata. A competent PC user, familiar with Publisher 97 and Windows 95, is required to lay out new publications and update existing publications using templates and applying styles; also to photocopy publications as required during the term, and liaise with external printers. The ability to use a scanner is an advantage. Details from Christine, tel.: Oxford 395145. PEEP Centre, Peers School, Sandy Lane West, Littlemore, Oxford OX4 5JZ. Applications close: Thurs. 15 Oct. PEEP aims to be an equal opportunities employer.

Ashmolean Library: Temporary Senior Library Assistant. Two-year cataloguing post, involving retrospective conversion of foreign language holdings in Archaeology. Successful candidate will be accurate and organised, and may have experience of cataloguing to AACR2/MARC standards with Library of Congress subject Headings, and of downloading records from external databases (training can be arranged). European language(s) desirable. Please write for further details to the Administrator, Ashmolean Library, Oxford OX1 2PH. Applications (with c.v. and 2 references) to reach the library by 19 Oct.

The Bodleian Library offers daily tours of its historic buildings by volunteer guides. Full training is given. If you have up to 2 hours p.w. to give, please contact Dr Judith Thomas, Assistant Secretary to the Library. Tel.: Oxford (2)77224 or (2)77188, fax: (2)77189, e-mail: judith.thomas@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

Bodleian Library: Part-time Assistant Admissions Officer. Graduate required to interview applicants for reader tickets and the new University card, determine appropriate admission terms/card type, issue cards/collect payments, and supervise the reading of the Bodleian declaration. Hours 2–3 per week (by agreement), with some variation/additional hours (peak periods June/Jul., Sept./Oct.). Familiarity with the organisation of the Library and University an advantage; training to be provided in new computerised ticketing system. Salary (Academic Related I) £15,462–£17,958 pro rata. Details and applications forms from the Personnel Section, Bodleian Library, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, tel.: Oxford (2)77171, fax: (2)77193, e-mail: personel@bodley.ox.ac.uk. Applications close: 21 Oct.; please quote Our Ref. BL7698.

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Houses to Let

Attractive town house available now in central Oxford until end June 1999. furnished, 3-bedrooms, large kitchen/dining-room, large first-floor lounge with period open fire place, gas c.h., washing machine, garden. £1,000 p.c.m. plus all bills. Tel.: Oxford (2)78334.

Furnished house to let. Three double bedrooms, bright living/dining-room, kitchen, conservatory, and upstairs bathroom. Gardens front and rear with off- street parking. Close to Florence Park and Iffley village. Suit family or 3 mature sharers, non-smokers only. £750 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: Oxford 749580 (evenings/weekends).

Fully-furnished 3-bedroom house in Kidlington, with fitted kitchen, wash/drier. Close to bus stop; off-street parking; 5 miles to University. Suit non- smoking professionals without pets. Available end Oct., £620 p.c.m. exc. bills/rates. Tel.: 0181 994 9059 or Oxford 378245 (evenings).

Fully-furnished large 4-bedroom family house on side road in North central Oxford. Available for rental for whole/part period Jan.–Mar. 1999. Rent dependent on number of bedrooms required. For details, tel.: Oxford 553247 (evenings).

Make finding accommodation a pleasure, not a chore. Finders Keepers is dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), welcome food pack, personal service, and much more. Call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. 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.

Woodstock: recently refurbished small period cottage in quiet location close to Blenheim Park and town centre. Furnished and equipped to high standard. Would suit sabbatical couple or single person. 1 double, 1 single bedroom, bathroom and separate w.c., sitting/dining-room and kitchen. Gas c.h., phone. Conservatory area leading to small walled garden. Available Oct. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 812639.

North Oxford : unfurnished former Victorian lodge situated close to city centre. Newly renovated. Lounge/dining-room, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, study, bathroom, loft room, gas c.h., parking spaces, garden. £1,200 p.c.m. (6-month let initially). Tel.: 01993 812123/813100.

Witney: short term and holiday lets; 2/3-bedroom period cottage, fully furnished and equipped. From £260 p.w. or £850 p.m. Ten miles from Oxford with good bus service into Oxford. Non-smokers; no pets. Tel.: 01993 703035, fax: 771014.

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 e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e- mail: info@qbman.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

One-year let initially: superb new large studio flat, with balcony, kitchen, shower, w.c., own entrance, and large garden. Quiet cul-de-sac near city centre. £640 p.c.m. inc. council Tax. Viewing from 4–10 Oct. Tel.: Oxford 200640.

Central North OxfordL large, beautifully- furnished, 2-bedroom converted flat on ground floor, available Jan.–end Apr. 1999. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 512564, e-mail: ssfc0021@ermine.ox.ac.uk.

Summertown: unique, modern apartment in highly-desirable courtyard setting. Double bedroom, lounge, fully-fitted kitchen with washer-drier, bathroom with shower; all fully furnished. C.h., secure parking, immaculate condition. Available immediately. £625 p.c.m. (exc.). Tel.: 01386 841746, e-mail: prpco@dircon.co.uk.

North Oxford : self-contained, furnished, ground-floor flat. Available immediately. Living-room, bedroom, hall, kitchen, bathroom. Suit non-smoking single/couple with no pets. £450 p.c.m. (inc. c.h.). Tel.: Oxford (2)77281 or 512959.

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Accommodation Offered

Attractive room available Nov.–Mar., suit visiting academic. Headington—close to public transport to London and central Oxford. Longer let for weekdays only possible. Cat lover essential. Owner in London weeks. Attractive rates for right person. TEl.: Oxford 763650, e-mail: nr80@dial.pipex.com.

Une chambre dans un joli cottage moderne entre Oxford et Henley est proposé sans loyer à une personne de langue maternelle française, en éxchange de conversation/aide avec les devoirs/babysitting pour une famille. Voiture nécessaire. Mme Gardner, tel.: 01491 642203.

House-sitter wanted. Spacious period cottage with garden in Shipton-under-Wychwood (20 miles north west of Oxford). Nov. 1998–July 1999. One or 2 persons to share cottage with owner on occasional return visits from abroad. £400 p.m. (negotiable) plus bills. Contact Simon Gregson, Zoology Department, University of Oxford. Tel.: 01993 831019, e-mail: simon.gregson@zoology.oxford.ac.uk, (alternatively: John Williams, tel.: Oxford 281221).

Wootton, Boars Hill. Professional couple and 2 dachshunds seek suitable non-smoking sharer (preferably female) for their edge of village house. Own sitting room, bedroom (fitted); share bathroom, shower room, dining-room, kitchen. Off-road car space, large garden. All service costs paid. Own telephone line if wanted. An office/work-room of good size available to share as well, if required (extra). Available now, rent around £350 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 739082.

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

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Accommodation Sought

Room wanted for visiting scientist, 16 Oct.–1 Dec. Please contact Eva, tel.: Oxford (2)73412/97 or 512823, e-mail: e.palsgard1@physics.oxford.ac.uk.

Mallams Residential Letting is well placed to help with your letting and management requirements. Based in Summertown, we offer a professional service tailored to your individual requirements. If you are thinking of letting your property, please call us. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home or investment. We have celebrated 25 years in Oxford letting and managing properties—try us first! Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are delighted with our service—why not pop in and read their comments? 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.

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: Oxford 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. n

 

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Holiday Lets

Scottish Highlands, Ardnamurchan: 3- bedroom, Aga-heated, Victorian detached house available to rent. Ideal hideaway. Easy access to beaches, hills, castles, and wonderful walks. £200 p.w. Tel.: 0131 447 5563, fax: 447 9625, e-mail: g.donn@ed.ac.uk.

Cape Town, South Africa: beautiful bungalow available to rent. Sleeps 8 (4 bedrooms), has; large swimming pool; close to Table Mountain, City, Seas, Newlands Sports Grounds, shops at Cavendish Square, Garden Route, and vineyards. From £280 p.w. Tel.: 0131 447 5563, fax: 447 9625, e-mail: g.donn@ed.ac.uk.

Windrush valley: detached garden cottage available next to Minster Lovell Church. Holiday lets. Tel.: 01993 775630.

Tuscany, Barga. Medieval hill town, 1 hour Pisa airport, 40 minutes Lucca. Farmhouse and 2 s/c flats to let in 18th-c. Palazzo. Long and short term lets available from £150 p.w. Tel.: 01959 533108.

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Houses for Sale

For sale or rent: two four-storey, furnished, Victorian houses in Kingston Road, Oxford, valued at £260,000 each. As four fully-furnished flats, may be bought or rented separately by appointment with the owner, following a letter addressed to 32 Kingston Road, Oxford OX2 6RQ. Tel.: Oxford 556460.

Six-bedroom family home, North Oxford, south-facing garden, near schools and transport. Available spring 1999. £300,000; furnishings negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 557233.

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Flats for Sale

Five minutes' walk from St Giels: maisonette for sale. Twp bedrooms, sitting-room with nice view, fitted kitchen, bathroom, ample storage space, garage, c.h. Good decorative condition. £120,000. Tel.: Oxford 554015 (evenings).

Flat: top floor mansion block, off Woodstock Road; hall, south-facing living-room, bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, store-room. Good decorative order. Gas c.h. Quiet; would suit single academic or couple. Spacious grounds with well-kept garden and private car park. £85,000 or near offer. Tel.: Oxford 511576.

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For Sale

Piano for sale. Broadwood model 8F upright (number 267279, mid-1970s) with the last ivory keyboard used by Broadwood. Musician's carefully-used piano; £1,750 o.n.o. Tel.: Oxford 514622 or (2)72869.

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Diary

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

For the full list of courses, see the Staff Development ProgrammeWeb site.

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Friday 9 October

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Lecturing and student learning', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Drinking in the past', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

 

 

 

PROFESSOR M.F. ASHBY: `The engineering science of cellular solids' (Hirsch Lecture), Main Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m.

 

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Sunday 11 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.

THE REVD HUGH WHITE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

STEPHEN MONTAGUE leads a workshop on `Instant composition', Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 12 noon–5 p.m. (open to music students and members of the Faculty; further details from the Administrator, (2)76125).

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Monday 12 October

CONGREGATION elections, 5 November: nominations by two members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `But what actually existed before the Big Bang?' (lecture series: `The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 13 October

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

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Deities in India and the Cyclades', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

 

 

 

 

B. LAMPSON: `Computer systems research: past and future' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

J. MURPHY: `Integrating environment and economy through ecological modernisation: an assessment of the impact of environmental policy on industrial innovation' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminar), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

P. BAKER: `Travellers in Iran: oil paintings of seventeenth-century Europeans' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 7 p.m. (admission for visitors £2; further details from Oxford 554281 or (2)78076).

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Wednesday 14 October

E. LESTER: `The plight of urban refugees today' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 15 October

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Accounting and planning', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

 

PROFESSOR N. YUVAL-DAVIS: `The multi-layered citizen, gender human rights, and the question of difference' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, change, and human rights'), Library Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR L.E. BELAUNDE: `The responsibility of men: birth spacing and the couple's love amongst the Airopai of Amazonian Peru' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Lecture Room, 61 Banbury Road, 4.30 p.m.

 

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `On the beginning of Effie Briest by Theodore Fontane' (lecture series: `The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Friday 16 October

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

 

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The world of the New Testament', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR J.-P. CHANGEUX: `The nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and synaptic plasticity' (Royal Society Ferrier Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Department of Experimental Psychology, 4.30 p.m.

SIR JOHN BIRT and Melvyn Bragg: `The future of broadcasting' (inaugural Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

WEEKEND OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: performance of Morton Subotnick's chamber opera Jacob's Room, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (public lecture by composer, 6 p.m.); also performance of Variations IV by John Cage (tickets £6/£3 from Playhouse Box Office, or at the door).

 

 

 

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Saturday 17 October

MATRICULATION CEREMONY, Convocation House (colleges to be informed of time).

WEEKEND OF CONTEMPORARY MUSIC: performance of ShamanSong, film-score for voice and electronics by Joan la Barbara, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 8 p.m. (public lecture by composer, 6 p.m.); also works by John Cage (tickets £6/£3 from Playhouse Box Office, or at the door).

MARK PESKANOV and Julian Jacobson: violin and piano recital of works by Schubert, Prokofiev, Bach, Bloch, and Sarasate, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from college lodge; reserved for college members until 10 October).

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Sunday 18 October

THE REVD CANON BRIAN MOUNTFORD preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 19 October

CLINICAL MEDICINE Faculty Board election, 12 November (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

 

MUSIC Faculty Board election, 12 November (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

 

PHYSIOLOGICAL SCIENCES Faculty Board election, 12 November (one ordinary member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES Faculty Board election, 12 November (one official member): nominations by two electors to be received at the University Offices by 4 p.m.

 

CONGREGATION elections, 5 November: nominations by six members of Congregation to be received at the University Offices by 4.30 p.m.

 

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `On the beginning of In the Prime of Her Life by S.Y. Agnon' (lecture series: `The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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Tuesday 20 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Ashmolean gentlemen---portraits and beyond', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

 

 

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Seminar: `Services to support academic staff', 12 noon (see information above).

CONGREGATION meeting, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR K. WALTZ: `Realism after the Cold War' (Winchester Lecture in International Relations), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR J. PISCATORI: `Religion in the study of politics' (interdisciplinary seminars: `Methodological approaches to the study of religions'), Christ Church, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. HICK: `Philosophy and the study of religions' (Robert Whyte Lecture in the Interdisciplinary Study of Religions), Schools, 5 p.m.

C. HAMBLER: `Is sustainability an illusion?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminar), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

K. GORE: `L'actualité du theâtre de Sartre, 1943–98' (lecture series: `Thêatre et littérature, mots et images'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Wednesday 21 October

DR W. BOSSWICK: `Asylum in Germany' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

THE RT REVD RICHARD HARRIES: `Religion in the media' (lecture), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

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Thursday 22 October

CONGREGATION meeting, 12 noon (conferment of DCL by Diploma on President Václav Havel).

PROFESSOR E. KOFMAN: `Women, migration, and human rights' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, change, and human rights'), Library Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR F. PIEKE: `The overseas Chinese and the world system; new configurations of an "old" diaspora' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities—seminars: `Globalisation and the "old" diasporas'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

DR B. WOLFF: `Mixing qualitative and quantitative methods in the study of couple decision-making on sex, condoms, and contraceptive use in Uganda' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Lecture Room, 61 Banbury Road, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `On the beginning of The Nose by Nikolai Gogol' (lecture series: `The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. AITCHISON: `The drinker of the devil's dregs' (Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. GILLIAN SHEPHARD, MP: `Women in politics---do they make a difference?' (St Hilda's College Lectures: `Women in Westminster'), Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m.

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Friday 23 October

ACADEMIC STAFF DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS: `Effective meetings', 9 a.m.; `Disabled students: access, inclusion, and fulfilling potential', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Renaissance (II)', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

 

 

 

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Saturday 24 October

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

MAISON FRANÇAISE meeting, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.: `Which Napoleon?' (tel. for details: (2)74220).

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Sunday 25 October

PROFESSOR FRANCES YOUNG preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

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Monday 26 October

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `On the beginning of A Country Doctor by Franz Kafka' (lecture series: `The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DENIS MACK SMITH: `Italy in 1998: has anything changed?' (Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. RILEY: `Leibniz's Lettre sur l'éducation d'un prince: a commentary' (lecture series: `Thêatre et littérature, mots et images'), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

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Tuesday 27 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Japanese Nanga paintings' (special exhibition), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

D. PEPPER: `Ecological modernisation versus the "ideal model" of sustainable development: which is appropriate for the European periphery?' (Oxford Centre for the Environment, Ethics, and Society seminar), Council Room, Main Building, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

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Wednesday 28 October

MRS M. CLAPINSON: `Beetles, beams, and buttresses: 500 years of maintaining the Old Library' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (tel. for further information: (2)77234).

SUPARMI ARCHER: `The roots of rock' (public lecture), Holywell Music Room, 4.30 p.m.

S. SEN: `Waiting to return home: the refugees of South Asia' (Refugee Studies Programme: Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

 

 

 

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Thursday 29 October

DR H. AFSHAR: `Islamisation and human rights' (Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women seminars: `Gender, change, and human rights'), Library Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR M. STEWART: `Hungarians in Romania: from mother tongue education to regional autonomy' (ESRC Research Programme on Transnational Communities—seminars: `Globalisation and the "old" diasporas'), Senior Common Room, School of Geography, 2 p.m.

DR H. MONTGOMERY: `Adulthood, sexuality, and prostitution among children in Thailand' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars: `Youth, fertility, and reproductive health'), Lecture Room, 61 Banbury Road, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR AMOS OZ (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor): `On the beginning of Rothschild's Fiddle by Anton Chekhov' (lecture series: `The story begins: studying the opening sections of masterpieces in literature'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. SHIRLEY WILLIAMS: `Women in politics: transforming governance' (St Hilda's College Lectures: `Women in Westminster'), Jacqueline du Pré Building, St Hilda's, 5.30 p.m.

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