9 December 1999 - No 4532



<p>Oxford University Gazette,<br /> Vol. 130, No. 4532: 9 December 1999<br /></p>

Oxford University Gazette

9 December 1999


The following supplement was published
with this Gazette:

Appointments

Gazette publication arrangements

The final Gazette of term will appear on 16 December.
Publication for Hilary Term will start on 13 January.

The first Appointments Supplement of Hilary Term will appear on 20 January.

The usual deadlines will apply.


University Health and
Safety
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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 9 December 1999: University Acts<br />

University Acts


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CONGREGATION 6 December


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 6
December.

Text of Special Resolution

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

MARTIN KARPLUS, Balliol College

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HEBDOMADAL COUNCIL 6 December


1 Decree

Council has made the following decree, to come into effect on 24
December.


Decree (1): Conversion of the Professorship
of European Law to a Professorship of Law

Explanatory note to Decree (1)

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor will
declare carried, without holding the meeting of Congregation on 14
December, the Statute converting the Professorship of European Law to
a Professorship of Law which was promulgated on 30 November (see
`University Agenda' below). Council has accordingly made the
following decree, which gives effect to consequential changes.

Text of Decree (1)

[For text of decree see Gazette, 11
November 1999
.]

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2 Status of Master of Arts

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

SUSAN CHRISTINE BENNETT, Faculty of Modern History

RICHARD IAN TODD, D.PHIL., St Catherine's College

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3 Register of Congregation

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

Bell, J.C., B.Phil., MA, D.Phil., St Hugh's

Bennett, S.C., MA status, Faculty of Modern History

Karplus, M., MA, Balliol

Kelsall, T.S.L., MA, Balliol

Martin, A.P., MA, D.Phil., Kellogg

Stone, T., MA, All Souls

Todd, R.I., MA status, D.Phil., St Catherine's

Zilber, B., MA, Merton

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4 Appointment of Auditor

Auditor of the Accounts of the University for the year ending 31 July
2000:
KPMG

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 9 December 1999: University Agenda<br />

University Agenda


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CONGREGATION 13 December


Degree by Special Resolution

The following special resolution will be deemed to be approved at
noon on 6 December, unless by that time the Registrar has received
notice in writing from two or more members of Congregation under the
provisions of Tit. II, Sect. vi, cl. 6 (Statutes, 1997,
p. 15) that they wish the resolution to be put to a meeting of
Congregation.

Text of Special Resolution

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

ZHONG YOU, Magdalen College

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CONGREGATION 14 December


Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises
questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of
which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-
Chancellor will accordingly declare the statute approved and the
preambles adopted without a meeting under the provisions of Tit. II,
Sect. iii, cl. 11 (Statutes, 1997, p. 8).

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CONGREGATION 17 February


Elections: Council of the University

Vacancies Period from MT 2000
One 4 years
One 3 years
One (from among members of the faculties in the
Divisions of Life and Environmental Sciences, Mathematical and
Physical Sciences, and Medical Sciences)
1 year
One 4 years
One 3 years
One 2 years
One (from members of the faculties in the
Divisions of Humanities and Social Sciences)
1 year
One 4 years
One 2 years
One (from members of Congregation, not
necessarily being members of any division and not in any case being
nominated in a divisional capacity)
1 year

¶ Nominations in writing by two members of Congregation other
than the candidate will be received by the Head Clerk at the
University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on
Monday, 24 January
, and similar nominations by six members
of Congregation other than the candidate up to 4 p.m. on
Monday, 31 January
.

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

In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical note on
each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 10
February, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these
notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to
members of Congregation as soon as possible after the closing date
for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the
Head Clerk not later than 4 p.m. on 17 February).

Notes

1. The new Council of the University (`Council') will, subject to
the approval of Her Majesty in the Privy Council, come into being on
1 October 2000. With effect from the same date, the present
Hebdomadal Council and General Board will be abolished, and there
will be under Council four major statutory committees (Planning and
Resource Allocation, Educational Policy and Standards, General
Purposes, and Personnel) and five Divisional Boards (Life and
Environmental Sciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Medical
Sciences, Humanities, and Social Sciences). Council will replace the
Hebdomadal Council as the University's chief executive body. It will
take over the Hebdomadal Council's statutory responsibility for the
administration of the University (both academic and other) and for
the management of its finances and property, as well as dealing with
the relationship between the University and all external bodies. It
will submit resolutions and statutes to Congregation for approval,
and will have the power to make decrees (which may be opposed in
Congregation). It is expected to concentrate on strategic matters and
to delegate most of the other business currently conducted by the
Hebdomadal Council and the General Board to the major statutory
committees and the Divisional Boards.

2. Council will comprise the Vice-Chancellor, the Chairman of the
Conference of Colleges, the Proctors, the Assessor, and the five
heads of division, all ex officio, a person elected by the
Conference, two external persons nominated by Council subject to the
approval of Congregation, and the ten members elected by Congregation
as listed above. It will have power to co-opt up to three additional
members from among the members of Congregation. Subject to review in
the light of experience, it will meet four times each term, on the
afternoon of the Monday of Weeks 1, 4, 7, and 9, and twice during the
Long Vacation. Members of Council will be expected to serve on its
four major statutory committees, and on any of its other committees,
if invited to do so.

3. The composition of the five divisions is set out in Decree (1)
of 4 November 1999 (Gazette, p. 294). As indicated
above, three of the members of Council elected by Congregation must
be from faculties in the science divisions, and four from faculties
in the humanities and social sciences divisions; while three more
must be members of Congregation, but need not be members of a faculty
or any division and should not in any case be nominated in a
divisional capacity.

4. The normal period of office for members of Council is four
years, but the initial periods are being varied to procure a regular
rotation of subsequent appointments each year. Under the statutes,
the length of the initial period of office of each person elected on
17 February will be determined by the number of votes cast for him or
her (or, in the event of an equality of votes or an uncontested
election, by academic standing).

5. The heads of the five new divisions are currently being
selected, and it is hoped that their identities will have been
announced before the closing date for nominations for members of
Council.

6. Elections to the Divisional Boards will be held on 9 March,
with closing dates of 14 February for two-member nominations, and 29
February (or 23 February in the case of the Medical Sciences Board)
for six-member nominations.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 9 December 1999: Notices<br />

Notices


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CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

On the recommendation of the Law Board, the General Board has conferred the
title of Visiting Professor in International Law on F.D. BERMAN, KCMG, QC, BA
(BA, B.SC. Cape Town), Legal Adviser at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office,
for a period of three years from 1 January 2000.

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KOLKHORST EXHIBITIONS

Kolkhorst Exhibitions have been awarded to CHARLES GITTINS, Christ Church,
and JOANNA WARNER, New College.

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EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES CENTRE

The ETRC will be closed for Christmas and New Year holidays from 12 noon on
Wednesday, 22 December, until 9 a.m. on Tuesday, 4 January. Anyone wishing
to hire audio-visual equipment for use during this period, or during the first
week of January, should contact the ETRC (telephone: (2)70526, e-mail:
ETRC@etrc.ox.ac.uk) as soon as possible, and certainly before 21 December.

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CONFLICT OF INTEREST

In Hilary Term 1996, a policy statement on conflict of interest was approved
by Council and subsequently incorporated into contracts of employment for
academic staff. In the light of experience, and after extensive consultation, the
policy has been reviewed and the revised policy and procedure, which is to
apply to all categories of staff, was approved by Council at its meeting on 9
November. The revised statement of policy and procedure is set out below.

Statement of policy and procedure on conflict of interest

Introduction

1. The University, through its research activity, seeks to promote the
advancement, preservation, and dissemination of knowledge; the instruction of
undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral students; and the advancement of
the public interest. The University considers that the establishment of links
between its employees and outside bodies, whether government departments,
commerce, industry, or others, is not only in the public interest but also
benefits the University and the individuals concerned. It is however possible
that such links may give rise to potential conflict of interest; and the
University has therefore prepared the following guidelines and rules to assist
individuals in assessing whether or not proposed activities have potential for
conflict of interest, and to outline the procedure for disclosure of any
perceived or potential conflict which may arise.

Guidelines as to conflict of interest

2. It is not possible to provide a comprehensive definition of circumstances
which necessarily give rise to a conflict of interest, but the following are
examples of situations giving rise to perceived conflict of interest. The list
is not exhaustive, and in any situation where an individual is uncertain as to
the propriety of a given arrangement, advice may be sought from the Conflict
of Interest Committee, the remit of which is set out in a later section of this
statement.

General examples

(a) The use of the University's research or administrative
facilities to pursue personal business, commercial, or consulting activities;

(b) any attempt to restrict rights governing the timing and
content of publications, save in circumstances properly approved by the
University to protect privacy, commercially sensitive proprietary information,
and patentable inventions;

(c) involvement in externally funded activity which might
infringe the right of a student engaged in the activity to complete the degree
for which he or she is registered and/or to publish freely his or her findings
(save in the circumstances referred to in (b) above);

(d) a financial interest held by an individual (or by his or her
immediate relative/s or household member/s) in an external enterprise engaged
in activities closely related to that individual's line of research in the
University: examples of such interests are paid consultancies, paid service on
a board of directors or advisory board, equity holdings in or royalty income
from the enterprise. The existence of such an interest does not necessarily
imply conflict, but is likely to give an appearance of conflict, and should be
declared (as is set out in more detail later in this statement);

(e) a personal involvement in any company or commercial
enterprise which is in a contractual relationship with the University or which
is in the process of negotiating the terms and conditions of a contract with
the University, where the employee has been concerned or connected with the
placing or negotiation of the contract in question or with the research or
other activity which the contract might cover.

(f) There are in addition certain circumstances which the
University feels give rise to such clear conflicts that it has adopted the
specific rules which are set out below.

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Executive Directorships

3.1 It is the policy of the University that no member of staff of the
University shall hold any executive directorship without the express approval
of both the appointing authority for his or her post and the Committee on
Conflict of Interest. Approval of the holding of such directorships may be
given in the following circumstances:

(a) where a member of staff has satisfied the Committee on
Conflict of Interest that the holding of an executive directorship is or will be
necessary in order to satisfy the requirements of a recognised stock exchange
for the listing of scientific, research-based companies; and/or

(b) where the Committee on Conflict of Interest is satisfied that
approval will be justified on other grounds, although it should be noted that
such approval will only be given in exceptional cases.

In either case consent will be given only if the appointing authority is
satisfied that the appointment will comply with the general conditions relating
to the holding of other appointments.

For the purpose of this guidance, an executive directorship is one involving
an active management role, whether or not including research, in the company
concerned.

The holding of directorships and shares by administrative officers of the
University

3.2 `Administrative officers' for the purpose of these rules means members
of staff of the University's central administrative service, departmental
administrative staff, and others employed by the University in
academic-related administrative grades.

(a) Unless formally nominated by the University to do so, no
administrative officer shall serve in a personal capacity as director or other
officer of a company or commercial enterprise, the establishment of which
arose out of or was connected with work done in the University, or any
company or commercial enterprise in a contractual relationship with the
University where the administrative officer was concerned or connected with
the placing or negotiation of the contract in question.

(b) Any administrative officer nominated by the University to
serve as the director of a company shall be deemed to accept the nomination
in the discharge of his or her duties as an employee of the University, and
shall decline to accept any director's fee.

(c) No administrative officer shall hold any shares in a
company, the establishment of which arose out of or was connected with work
done in the University, or any company in a contractual relationship with the
University, where the administrative officer was concerned or connected with
the placing or negotiation of the contract in question, unless such shares
have been acquired following the listing of the company on a recognised stock
exchange.

Conflict of Interest Committee

4. The University has established a Committee on Conflict of Interest to
advise university bodies, appointing authorities, and individual staff members
(in appropriate circumstances). The remit of the committee is as follows:

(a) to monitor the operation of the University's policy on
conflict of interest and to make recommendations in the light of experience,
and of `good practice' guidelines published by outside bodies;

(b) to review annual declarations of interest and alert the
appropriate university body where further clarification or action is required;

(c) to determine, for its part, requests for approval for the
holding of executive directorships, or other directorships where there is
concern as to a possible conflict of interest;

(d) to advise Council, or any relevant personnel committees, as
appropriate, on cases of difficulties referred to it; (e) to give
advice in the case of individual questions referred to it.

Declarations

5. It is the duty of all employees to disclose any actual or potential
conflict of interest. The procedures for certain disclosures are laid out below.
In any other case, a disclosure should be made in writing and should be
directed to the appointing body for the post-holder in question, with a copy
to the secretary to the Committee on Conflict of Interest. Failure to disclose
an actual conflict of interest may result in disciplinary action.

5.1. A declaration as to any conflict of interest will be sought in the
outside
grant (OG) form in connection with any externally funded research project.

5.2. Application for permission to undertake other activities (under Ch. VII,
Sect. I, § 5. A, cll. 10--11, Statutes, 1997, p. 381) will require
a declaration as to any conflict of interest from the individual concerned
before a permission will be granted.

5.3. In addition to declaring any conflict or potential conflict in accordance
with paragraphs 5.1 and 5.2 above, those persons occupying the following
positions shall be required to submit an annual declaration of external
interests to the Committee on Conflict of Interest:

(a) the Vice-Chancellor;

(b) Pro-Vice-Chancellors;

(c) the Registrar;

(d) members of Council;

(e) heads of divisions, departments, or subdepartments;

(f) chairmen of faculty boards;

(g) heads of division in the University's central administration
service;

( h) chairmen of such other bodies which govern the University's
affairs as shall be specified by Council in consultation with the Committee on
Conflict of Interest from time to time;

(i) such other individuals as may be specified by the relevant personnel
committees in consultation with the Committee on Conflict of Interest from time
to time.

5.4. A confidential record of all declarations made shall be maintained
centrally
by the secretary to the Committee on Conflict of Interest. In addition to
declarations made under the above procedure from time to time, records shall
be updated on an annual basis, and members of staff shall be required to
provide updated information on request.

6. In the event that a conflict of interest or a potential conflict of
interest has been disclosed, the individual concerned shall discuss a possible
resolution with his or her line manager or the chairman of the appropriate
committee. Any unresolved matter shall be referred to the Committee on
Conflict of Interest for advice, and in cases of particular difficulty, the
Committee on Conflict of Interest shall refer its recommendations to Council.

Disclosure

7. Persons with bona fide and substantial reasons to inspect declarations
shall be allowed access at the discretion of the chairman of the Committee on
Conflict of Interest.

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ELECTRONIC RESOURCES AND OXLIP

The University has bought or subscribes to over 200 datasets and several
hundred electronic journals. Most Oxford libraries use OxLIP (the Oxford
Libraries Information Platform) as the standard user interface for these
electronic resources. OxLIP provides subject and title lists of the datasets, as
well as access to OLIS and other online library catalogues in Oxford and the
rest of the world. A number of libraries and reading rooms provide their own
customised local menus that highlight their most relevant and commonly used
resources. It is also possible for individuals to install OxLIP on their own PCs.
The Latest Database Acquisitions and Trials link on the subject menu is the
primary source of information on datasets that have been added or are being
evaluated. Information on installing OxLIP on a networked PC can be found at
the following Web address: http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/oxlip.html. There is also
a Web version of OxLIP (providing access to about three-quarters of the
services) at http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/oxlip/.

The primary and most comprehensive source of information on the electronic
resources available in the University is the Electronic Resources Web page at
http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/elec-res.html. (There is a link to this on the
University Home Page.) As well as providing information and links for OxLIP
and OLIS, this also provides links to directories of electronic journals and
newspapers available in Oxford.

OxLIP and the directories of electronic journals and newspapers (but not the
selection of datasets) are managed by the Datasets User Interface Special
Interest Group (DUI-SIG). Please send any comments or suggestions for
further improvements to these services to the chair of DUI-SIG, Adrian Hale
(e-mail: adrian.hale@wolfson.ox.ac.uk). Suggestions for new datasets should be
sent to the Chair of the Datasets Committee, Stuart Lee, at the Humanities
Computing Centre (e-mail: Stuart.Lee@oucs.ox.ac.uk). Technical problems with
access to any of these services should be directed to support@bodley.ox.ac.uk.

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CHANGES TO ISI DATABASES

Many members of the University will have used the ISI (Institute for Scientific
Information) citation indexes: Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation
Index, and the Arts and Humanities Citation Index. For the last eight years
the ISI indexes have been accessed via BIDS (Bath Information and Data
Service). However, ISI have now developed their own interface to the indexes,
called Web of Science (despite this title, it also includes arts and humanities).
Following a tendering exercise, the Web of Science service is now hosted by
MIMAS in Manchester.

There is an overlap period between the two services until March 2000. Anyone
likely to be using the indexes for longer than the next few months is strongly
advised to become familiar with Web of Science. Users who have an ATHENS
password for BIDS ISI will still be able to use it to access Web of Science.
(For more information about ATHENS, and registration information, can be
found at http://zeus.olis.ox.ac.uk/athens/.)

Web of Science can be accessed via OxLIP, the Oxford Libraries Information
Platform. OxLIP is available on reader workstations in most libraries, or OxLIP
on the Web can be found at http://www.bodley.ox.ac.uk/oxlip/. Alternatively,
Web of Science can be reached directly at http://wos.mimas.ac.uk.

Regular users of BIDS ISI will notice some changes. Web of Science is
generally more `user friendly'—for example the words `And', `Or', and `Not'
are used to link search terms, rather than symbols. Web of Science offers
greater choice in certain areas, such as selection of date ranges for searching
and formats for search display and downloading. There is greater flexibility
in citation searching, and it is also possible to view articles which share
citations with a chosen article.

Unfortunately some features of BIDS ISI have been lost, namely links to the
full text of some articles via IngentaJournals and the Autojournal current
awareness facility. However, Web of Science offers a linkage service to the full
text of some articles and the University is investigating this. The University
is also subscribing to Journal Citation reports for Science and Social Sciences.
These give access to data that helps to evaluate and compare scholarly
journals and can be accessed at http://jcrweb.com/.

The Web of Science Web site offers documentation and online help, but for
more information will be available from librarians.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 9 December 1999: Lectures<br />

Lectures


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FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY

The ends of life: roads to human fulfilment in early modern
England

SIR KEITH THOMAS, President of Corpus Christi College, will deliver
the Ford's Lectures in British History in Hilary Term. The lectures
will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

21 Jan.: `Arms and the Man.'

28 Jan.: `Work and vocation.'

4 Feb.: `Wealth and possessions.'

11 Feb.: `Honour and reputation.'

18 Feb.: `Friendship and sociability.'

25 Feb.: `Last things.'

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SLADE LECTURES 2000

Ruskin today

PROFESSOR ROBERT HEWISON, Professor in Literary and Cultural Studies,
University of Lancaster, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on
the following days in the Lecture Hall, the University Museum of
Natural History. The lectures will be given on Thursdays, with the
exception of the inaugural lecture, to be given on Wednesday, 19
January.

These lectures are open to the public.

19 Jan. (Inaugural Lecture): `Ruskin today.'

27 Jan.: ` "All my eye and Betty Martin":
the formation of Ruskin's taste and the Ruskin family art
collection.'

3 Feb.: ` "I think he must have read my
book": Ruskin and the writing and rewriting of Turner.'

10 Feb.: ` "Nobody might have taken the trouble
to look": Ruskin and the stones of Venice.'

17 Feb.: ` "A new and noble school in
England": Ruskin and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.'

24 Feb.: ` "The two paths": Ruskin after
1860.'

2 Mar.: ` "The triumph of the innocents":
Ruskin, Holman Hunt, and spiritualism.'

9 Mar.: `Ruskin tomorrow.'

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THEOLOGY


Ian Ramsey Centre

The relation of theology and the sciences: ways forward

Seminars in this series will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on
Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College, in weeks 2, 4, and 6 of
Hilary Term.

Conveners: Professor J. Hedley Brooke and Dr Margaret
Yee.

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GRADUATE INTERDISCIPLINARY LECTURES

Seeing things in a new light—laser applications in science
and technology

The following lectures will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the
Lindemann Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Note: two lectures will be given at the meeting on 29
February.

Conveners: C.E. Webb, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Laser
Physics, and P. Ewart, MA, Professor of Physics.

PROFESSOR H. HUTCHINSON, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

18 Jan.: `Lasers in science.'

PROFESSOR G. HANCOCK

25 Jan.: `Lasers in atmospheric chemistry.'

DR D. TERRAR

1 Feb.: `Lasers in the study of heart muscle
contraction.'

PROFESSOR P. FRENCH, Blackett Laboratory, Imperial College

8 Feb.: `Fluorescence lifetime imaging for
biomedicine and microscopy.'

PROFESSOR D. GREENHALGH, Cranfield University

15 Feb.: `Optical diagnostics in gas flow and
combustion.'

PROFESSOR D. PAYNE, Optics Research Centre, Southampton

22 Feb.: `The optical telecommunications
revolution.'

DR S. THORPE

29 Feb.: `Doppler global velocimetry in aerodynamic
studies.'

DR E. YOUNG

29 Feb.: `Laser ablation of samples for chemical
analysis.'

PROFESSOR WEBB

7 Mar.: `Lasers in aeronomy, astronomy, and
mechanical engineering.'

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ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM


Sir David Piper New Year Lecture

DR J. WHITELEY will deliver the Sir David Piper New Year Lecture at
11 a.m. on Tuesday, 4 January, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the
Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `The art of drawing in the early Renaissance.'

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OXFORD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RESEARCH
CENTRE

Intellectual property in the new millennium

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

Conveners: D. Vaver, Reuters Professor of Intellectual
Property and Information Technology Law, C.A. Greenhalgh, MA, Reader
in Sociology, and W.J. Gordon (BA Cornell, JD Pennsylvania), Visiting
Senior Research Fellow, St John's College.

PROFESSOR K. PURI, Queensland

18 Jan.: `Is traditional knowledge a form of
intellectual property?'

DR G. BODEKER and DR R. WEST

25 Jan.: `Indigenous medical knowledge: the law and
politics of protection.'

PROFESSOR P.B. HUGENHOLZ, Amsterdam

1 Feb.: `Can copyright and freedom of speech co-
exist? The European experience.'

DR M. SPENCE

8 Feb.: to be announced.

DR GREENHALGH, M. LONGLAND, and PROFESSOR D. BOSWORTH, UMIST

15 Feb.: `Protecting IP: British/American trade mark and
patenting practices of selected UK companies.'

PROFESSOR M. MEUREN, Boston

22 Feb.: `Fair division of the surplus from
intellectual property: how to allocate rights to users and
producers.'

PROFESSOR V. NABHAN, WIPO Arab Bureau

28 Feb.: `Copyright in the Arab world.'

PROFESSOR M. O'ROURKE, Boston

7 Mar.: to be announced.

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LANGUAGE CENTRE

Lunchtime seminars in applied linguistics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in Room 301,
the Language Centre (12 Woodstock Road). Refreshments will be
available in the Language Centre reception area from 12.30 p.m.

MRS M. CLARKE

24 Jan.: `The role of introductory "It"
patterns in the constructing of an appropriate academic
persona.'

DR A. FRANKENBERG-GARCIA, ISLA, Lisbon

7 Feb.: `Using a translation corpus to sort out
Portuguese–English cross-linguistic influence.'

DR R. VANDERPLANK

21 Feb.: `What makes a good "language
keeper"? Success and failure in the Lambda Project.'

DR E. MACARO

6 Mar.: `An analysis of code switching in foreign
language classroom discourse.'

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES


Programme in Comparative Media Law and
Policy

PROFESSOR DIANE KAPLAN, professor in the John Marshall Law School,
the University of Chicago, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 9
December, in the centre.

Subject: `Why truth is not a defence in paternity
actions.'

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WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF
MEDICINE AND DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL POLICY AND SOCIAL WORK

Oral history seminars: understanding twentieth-century health
care through oral history

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

Convener: S. Harper, D.Phil., Research Associate, the
Wellcome Unit.

DR G. SMITH, Glasgow

17 Jan.: `The experience of general practice.'

DR R. FERGUSON, Glasgow University, Caledonian

24 Jan.: `Exploring district nursing.'

DR S. ANDERSON, LSHTM

31 Jan.: `The chemist's story.'

DR M. RHODES, Birmingham

7 Feb.: `Births, bedpans, and bugs: professional
education for midwives.'

DR K. FISHER

14 Feb.: `The understanding and practice of birth
control.'

DR D. ATKINSON, Open University

21 Feb.: `A history of learning disabilities.'

PROFESSOR N. SMALL, Bradford

28 Feb.: `The modern hospice movement.'

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GREEN COLLEGE


Green College Lectures 2000

Food for the next millennium: implications for the environment

The Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on the following
Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR M.J. GIBNEY, Institute of European Food Studies, Trinity
College, Dublin

17 Jan.: `Safe and nutritious food: global issues
for the next millennium.'

DR P.J. DALE, the John Innes Centre, Norwich

24 Jan.: `Genetically modified organisms:
environmental saviour or environmental disaster?'

PROFESSOR W.P.T. JAMES, Director, Rowett Research Institute, Aberdeen

31 Jan.: `Feast and famine: the paradox of under-
and over-nutrition.'

A. BENNETT, Chief Natural Resources Adviser, Department for
International Development

7 Feb.: `Food and forests: will they be compatible
in the next millennium?'

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 9 December 1999: Grants and Funding<br />

Grants and Research Funding


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[Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or
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CHRISTOPHER WELCH AWARDS IN BIOLOGY

Applications are invited for up to two awards (one scholarship and one
exhibition) for postgraduate research in Biology tenable at the University from
the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2000.

The scholarship is, at present, of the same value as those offered by the MRC
plus £1,000. The exhibition will be £3,000 per annum and will not
include payment of fees. Both are tenable for two years but may be extended
for a third year. The Board of Management has the power to suspend an
award held by a medical student for a period of not more than three years,
or in special cases four years, in order to enable the holder to devote
himself/herself to clinical training without forfeiting his/her award.

Candidates wishing to apply must have been accepted for admission for
postgraduate study in one of the following departments: Biochemistry,
Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy, the Dunn School of Pathology,
Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant Sciences, Zoology, or by one of the
departments under the Clinical Medicine Board. They must not have exceeded
the sixteenth term from their matriculation, i.e. the date of admission to the
University for those already at Oxford University. Previous award-holders are
ineligible.

Each of the departments named above can submit up to two candidates for
consideration by the Board of Management, in addition to which the Regius
Professor of Medicine can submit two candidates on behalf of the Clinical
Medicine Board. Application forms must be countersigned by the head of
department and submitted by the department. For this purpose, applications
must be submitted to the departments, by those hoping to work in the Clinical
Medicine departments by Monday, 24 January, and, by those hoping to work
in other departments by Monday, 21 February. Completed forms must arrive
at the University Offices before 11 a.m. on Monday, 6 March. It is currently
intended to hold interviews with short-listed candidates on Monday, 3 April.

Application forms are available from Mrs J. Brown, University Offices, 16
Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: judith.brow@admin.ox.ac.uk).

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RHODES CHAIR OF RACE RELATIONS COMMITTEE


African Visiting Fellowships

Applications are invited for Visiting Fellowships for academics working in
African (but not South African) universities. The fields covered are the social
sciences, modern history, and geography. The fellowships are generally
awarded for three months but periods of one to six months would be
considered. The stipend is £900 per month, and up to £650 is
available towards travel expenses.

The closing date is 1 February for fellowships between September 2000 and
June 2001.

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

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

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CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES


Research Fellowships

The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies invites expressions of interest from
members of the Faculty of Law, the Faculty of Social Studies, or other related
faculties, who would like to be associated with the centre as research fellows
(part-time). Such research fellows would devote a part of their time to
conducting research at the centre, either by joining in current projects or
creating new ones. They would also be encouraged to participate in the other
research and research-related activities of the centre. Research support
facilities would be provided by the centre and, in suitable cases, office space
would be available.

In the case of tutorial fellows, the centre would propose to their colleges a
form of buy-out of time of up to two days per week. In the case of other
categories of fellows or employees where a buy-out would not be suitable,
other financial arrangements would be considered.

The fellowships will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal. The
centre hopes to make two appointments in the first instance. Further details
of the scheme may be obtained from the Director of the centre, Professor
Denis Galligan (telephone: Oxford (2)84231, e-mail: djg@ermine.ox.ac.uk).

Expressions of interest should be made by Wednesday, 22 December.

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OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES


Research Grants

These research grants are intended for senior and postgraduate members of
the University. Undergraduates are not eligible.

The purpose of the grants is to assist individuals with academic interests in
some aspect of Islamic civilisation or Muslim societies. Particular priority is
given to grants for the following purposes: (i) to help meet the cost
(including secretarial expenses) involved in the preparation of a manuscript
for publication as a learned article or book; (ii) to assist travel for research
purposes or for active participation in an academic conference; (iii) funding
support for a lecture or seminar series at Oxford with priority to those series
organised jointly or in co-operation with the Oxford Centre for Islamic
Studies.

The maximum grant to an individual in any one academic year will normally be
£500.

Applications are considered by an Award Committee consisting of five senior
members of the University. The committee reserves the right not to award
research grants if there are no applications of sufficient academic merit. Its
decisions are final.

Applications for the research grants for 2000 may be submitted at any time,
but decisions will be made only once a year, during Trinity Term, by the
Award Committee. The closing date for applications is the end of first week of
Trinity Term.

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<br /> Oxf. Univ. Gazette, 9 December 1999: Examinations and Boards<br />

Examinations and Boards


Contents of this section:

[Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously
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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF LETTERS

Corrigendum

The Board of the Faculty of Modern History has granted leave to N. MAYHEW,
St Cross, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Letters.
A list of the evidence submitted by the candidate is available in the
University Offices.

Note: this replaces the notification published in the
Gazette of 2 December, p. 428.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF MEDICINE

The Board of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine has granted leave to H. FIRTH,
Brasenose, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine.

The evidence submitted by the candidate was entitled: `A study of limb
reduction and other birth defects in
babies exposed to first trimester chorionic villus sampling'.

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DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF SCIENCE

Corrigendum

The Board of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences has granted leave to
D. BRIDGES, Wolfson, to supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Science.

A list of the evidence submitted by the candidate is available in the
University Offices.

Note: this replaces the notification published in the
Gazette of 18 November, p. 371.

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EXAMINATIONS FOR THE DEGREE OF DOCTOR OF
PHILOSOPHY

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

Biological Sciences

K. ORR, St John's: `The effect of mechanical forces on growth and matrix
metalloproteinase activity in mammalian skeletal muscle'.

Physiology Laboratory, Monday, 20 December, 11 a.m.


Examiners: J.P. Urban, D. Watt.

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Clinical Medicine

R.M. HADFIELD, St Hilda's: `Studies on the genetic and
environmental basis of endometriosis'.

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Monday, 13
December, 10 a.m.


Examiners: W.O.C.M. Cookson, R.T. Geirsson.

K.F. MICHELMORE, Magdalen: `Polycystic ovaries: a
population-based study of young women'.

Institute of Health Sciences, Friday, 17 December, 11.45 a.m.


Examiners: M.F.G. Murphy, H. Jacobs.

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Law

S. DONAGHUE, Magdalen: `Coercive powers and the investigation of crime in
Australia'.

Magdalen, Monday, 20 December, 5 p.m.


Examiners: K.D. Grevling, P.L. Davies.

E. MARIN, Wolfson: `Making rules with the industry: implementation of the
Capital Adequacy Directive by the Bank of England'.

All Souls, Wednesday, 26 January, 2 p.m.


Examiners: S.E. Wheeler, M. Power.

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Modern History

A. KAMILEWICZ, Harris Manchester: `The military career of Humphrey, Duke of
Gloucester, 1390–1447'.

Balliol,Wednesday, 15 December, 4 p.m.


Examiners: M.H. Keen, A. Curry.

S.R.M. MAY, Queen's: `Understanding smallpox: variola minor in England and
Wales, 1919–35'.

Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine, Euston Road, London (with the
permission of the Proctors), Friday, 17 December, 2.30 p.m.


Examiners: J. Landers, W. Bynum.

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Physical Sciences

W. ALLEN, Magdalen: `Aspects of spin polarised transport'.

Clarendon Laboratory, Friday, 10 December, 11 a.m.


Examiners: S.J. Blundell, K. Ounadjela.

M.C. BRITO, St Anne's: `Development of a miniature pulse tube cooler for space
applications'.

Department of Atmospheric Physics, Monday, 13 December, 11.15 a.m.


Examiners: E.J. Williamson, T.W. Bradshaw.

B. JESSON, Linacre: `Simulation studies of metallic liquids and solids'.

Department of Earth Sciences, Thursday, 16 December,
2 p.m.


Examiners: K. Refson, J.P. Hansen.

K.J. STEVENSON, Balliol: `The measurement of the Bo and B+ lifetimes'.

Nuclear and Astrophysics Laboratory, Thursday, 16 December, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: R. Walczak, V. Gibson.

G.S. WILSON, Wolfson: `Conjugated pyridyl porphyrin dimers: their synthesis
and binding properties'.

Dyson Perrins Laboratory, Tuesday, 11 January, 9 a.m.


Examiners: P. Burn, C. Hunter.

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Physiological Sciences

F.G. PIKE, Lincoln: `Neuronal oscillations and synaptic plasticity in the
hippocampus in vitro'.

MRC Anatomical Neuropharmacology Unit, Friday, 17 December, 10.30 a.m.


Examiners: J. Roeper, N. Emptage.

G.J. WRIGHT, Balliol: `Interactions of the OX-2 lymphoid/ neuronal
glycoprotein'.

Department of Biochemistry, Wednesday, 12 January, 1 p.m.


Examiners: S.K.A. Law, M.J. Owen.

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Psychological Studies

E.J. MILWAIN, New College: `An evaluation of memory loss in old age and
Alzheimer's disease'.

University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Friday, 10 December,
1.30 p.m.


Examiners: J. Hodges, R. Jacoby.

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Theology

SUNGWOOK CHUNG, Wycliffe Hall: `Admiration and challenge: Karl Barth's
theological relationship with John Calvin'.

Regent's Park College, Wednesday, 15 December, 11 a.m.


Examiners: P.S. Fiddes, T. Lane.

G. DYSINGER, St Benet's Hall: `The relationship between psalmody and prayer
in the writings of Evagrius Ponticus'.

Pembroke, Tuesday, 18 January, 2 p.m.


Examiners: K.T. Ware, A. Gelston.

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Committee for Archaeology

T.J. BROWN, Queen's: `Emperors and imperial cities AD 284–423'.

Examination Schools, Thursday, 16 December, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: F.G.B. Millar, J.H.W.G. Liebeschuetz.

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Committee for Comparative Philology and General Linguistics

J. ZERDIN, Somerville: `Studies in the Ancient Greek verbs in -sko'.

Wolfson, Thursday, 13 January, 2.15 p.m.


Examiners: J.H.W. Penney, D.A. Ringe.

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 9 December 1999: Colleges<br />

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


Contents of this section:

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OBITUARIES


Christ Church

ESCOTT MEREDITH REID, MA, 28 September 1999; Rhodes Scholar 1927–30.

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Lincoln College

PETER GERALD HEWITT; commoner 1947–9. Aged 74.

JOHN MORRISON HUNTER, 1999; commoner 1946. Aged 79.

GEORGE F. ORMROD, 1999; commoner 1958–61. Aged 61.

DAVID ALWYN PEARCE GOULD, November 1999; commoner 1938. Aged 78.

DAVID DRUMMOND REID, OBE, 4 July 1999; commoner 1944–9. Aged 73.

MARK TREVOR SENNETT, 1999; commoner 1948–50. Aged 78.

WILLIAM LEONARD SMART, 10 November 1999; commoner 1954–7. Aged
65.

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ELECTIONS


Merton College

To an Exhibition:

CHARLES EDWARD ROBINSON, formerly of Canford
School

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New College

To Scholarships (1999–2000):

PATRICK ATKINSON, formerly of Eton College

CLARE BLACKURNE, formerly of Giggleswick School, North Yorkshire

THOMAS BRAMLEY, formerly of Charterhouse School, Godalming

JENNIFER CARPENTER, formerly of Blackpool Sixth-Form College

HELEN CHRISTIE, formerly of Banbury School

ROBERT DALLING, formerly of Wellington College

FIONA EDMONDS, formerly of Bolton School (Girls' Division)

WILLIAM FOWLER, formerly of St Paul's School, London

JONATHAN FOWLES, formerly of Dulwich College

JANE GAMBLE, formerly of Wycombe High School

TARUN GUPTA, formerly of Abbey Tutorial College, Birmingham

CHRISTOPHER HILL, formerly of Repton School

REBECCA KNOWLES, formerly of European School, Luxembourg

GEOFFREY LEE, formerly of King's School, Bruton

SARAH MORTIMER, formerly of Wycombe Abbey School, High Wycombe

VICTORIA MOUL, formerly of Westminster School

SAMUEL NORMAN, formerly of Neston County High School

JOHN PALEOLOGOS, formerly of Athens GCE Tutorial College

EMILY PILLINGER, formerly of North London Collegiate School

EDWARD POTTINSON, formerly of Harrow School

COLM SINGLETON, formerly of Princeton University

KIERAN SMALLBONE, formerly of Salesian College, Farnborough

ZOFIA STEMPLOWSKA, formerly of Hampstead School

ALISTAIR STEWART, formerly of Lancaster Royal Grammar School

BENNET SUMMERS, formerly of St Paul's School, London

JOANNA TURNER, formerly of Cheltenham Ladies' College

EDWARD TYERMAN, formerly of Westminster School

PATRICK VOISEY, formerly of Manchester Grammar School

JOANNA WARNER, formerly of Perse School for Girls, Cambridge

LAURA WINN, formerly of Brigton, Hove, and Sussex Sixth-Form College

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To Exhibitions:

JAMES BALDWIN, formerly of Worthing Sixth-Form College

SAMUEL BUNTING, formerly of Methodist College, Belfast

CLARE GORDON, formerly of King Edward VI School, Lichfield

CAROLINE HALLIDAY, formerly of Stockport Grammar School

PETE HAMES, formerly of Leeds Grammar School

ELINOR HEEKS, formerly of Peter Symonds' College, Winchester

KWANG HOW, formerly of Victoria College, Singapore

JONATHAN HUTT, formerly of City of London Freemen's School, Ashtead

SARAH LIVERMORE, formerly of Bradford Girls' Grammar School

THOMAS TINDALL, formerly of Charters School, Berkshire

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Pembroke College

To Supernumerary Fellowships:

PHILIP CHARLES KLIPSTEIN, MA (PH.D. Cambridge)

CHARLES CARROLL MORGAN, MA (B.SC. New South Wales, PH.D. Sydney)

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To Foundation Fellowships:

THE VEN. ARCHDEACON DR BRIAN KIRK-DUNCAN (MA, D.PHIL., Trinity College,
Dublin)

KAI HUNG MICHAEL LEUNG (BA University of Hong Kong)

ROBERT LEWIN, MA

ABDULLAH MOHAMMED SALEH

KENJI TANAKA (BA, LL.M. Keio University, Japan)

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To an Instrumental Award:

E.J. LEWIS, formerly of Bryanstone School

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St Hilda's College

To a Music Scholarship:

SOPHIE VON DUERCKHEIM, formerly of Downe
House School, Newbury

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PRIZES


Christ Church

Sadler Prize:

ALEXANDRA DAVISON

Collie Prize:

ALEXANDER DICKS

Collections Prize:

CATHERINE MELDRUM

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<br /> Oxford University Gazette, 9 December 1999: Advertisements<br />

Advertisements


Contents of this section:



How to advertise in the
Gazette


Terms and conditions
of acceptance of advertisements

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The OUMNH Shop

Do visit the OUMNH shop where the dodo survives in many
forms, and dinosaurs abound in a landscape of carefully selected minerals and
fossils. Local craftsmanship is represented by Lesley Reeves' silver brooches,
and by Sara Withers' necklaces of semi-precious stones. There are Cotswold
limestone clocks, and hand-painted crepe de Chine ties. For warming drinks
the entertaining Tyrrell Katz designs are to be joined any day by our own
bone china dodo mugs (272961 for availability!); while for the long holiday
period there are varied models waiting to be made, with the life-size osprey
for the most ambitious. BBOWT and other Christmas stationery, stocking-fillers,
and party packs. And—for the first time, a fund-raising CD, `Music for the
OUMNH', played by the European Union Baroque Orchestra (£10). Open
daily 12–5 p.m. until 5 p.m. Tues. 21 Dec. Holiday opening 28–30 Dec.
inc., and daily from noon, Tues. 4 Jan. Shop enquiries/orders Oxford 272961.

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The Ashmolean Shop

The Ashmolean shop is open Tues.–Sats. 10 a.m.–5
p.m., and Sun. 2–5 p.m. During the course of November and December it
will also be open on Mons. The shop is the sole outlet in Oxford for Card-Aid
charity Christmas cards. In addition, the shop stocks the Museum's own
Christmas cards together with gift wrap, diaries, calendars, jewellery, books
and exclusive giftware. Please present University staff card to qualify for
discount. A mail-order catalogue is available on application to the Publications
Department. Tel.: Oxford (2) 78010, e-mail: publications@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.

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The Bodleian Shop

For all your Christmas and Millennium gifts and cards, from
the Bodleian chair at £425, the Bodley medal limited edition replica at
£150, and the Bodleian bookrest at £100, to the Bodleian `Bookshelf'
photo frame at £2.99. Our new Christmas cards are all priced at £3.95
for ten. From Mon. 4 Oct., University staff showing their University staff card
will be entitled to a 10% discount on all purchases (except sale goods). Find
us in the Old Library, open: Mon.,–Fri., 9 a.m.–6 p.m., Sat., 9
a.m.–12.30 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 277216, e-mail: sales@bodley.ox.ac.uk., for a
copy of our new catalogue.

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Tuition Offered

Piano tuition, experienced teacher. Adults and children. All
grades. Beginners welcome. Contact Miss P. Read B.A. (Hons.) LRAM. Jericho.
Tel.: Oxford 510904.

Clarinet tuition (classical and jazz), guitar tuition (classical,
folk, blues), theory and aural training. All levels—beginner to diploma.
English language one-to-one. Woodwind restoration. Contact: J.Hill, LRAM,
ARCM, on Oxford 375526/Mobile 0411 574206. E-mail: jona.hill@tinyonline.co.uk.

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Services Offered

SigmaMetrics. Consultants in statistics for the design of
scientific experiments and clinical projects, and grant applications. We
guarantee improvement of drafts of MSS for submission to learned journals,
theses for higher degrees, author's drafts of chapters and books, and advise
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Vivas. Confidential assistance available in managing MS rejection by statistical
referees for journals. Special projects or tuition in applied biological and
medical statistics undertaken by our higher graduate statisticians who are also
graduates in science or medicine. For further details visit our website at:
www.sigmametrics.co.uk, e-mail: n.t.james@sigmametrics.co.uk (Dr N.T. James,
BCh BM MA MSc (Oxon), or Freephone 0800 0345 945.

Self-assessment. Have your tax return completed, and
liabilities agreed by a specialist in personal taxation. £120 for basic
return, plus £40 for rental income, authorship/royalty accounts etc. John
M. Hanks LLM FCA, 50 Thames St., Oxford OX1 1SU. Tel.: Oxford 438572, e-mail:
john.hanks@ukonline.co.uk. A personal and professional service at competitive
rates.

Town and Country Trees, arboricultural contractors. Tree
surgery, felling, planting, hedges, orchard and shrub pruning, stump removal.
Fully qualified, fully insured. Tel.: 01869 351540, or 01993 811115.

Personal computer consultants, offering 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 also
supply our range of personally built, to your specification, KTec computers.
We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a
quality service, matched with competitive prices, tel.: Chris Lewis on Oxford
461222, fax: 461333, e-mail: info@kristontec.co.uk.

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

Eagle Shipping Services offers over 32 years personalised
door-to-door, export packing, and shipping, all over the world by sea, air,
and road. Special discounted shipping rates for students available. Tel.: 0207
254 1466, fax: 0207 923 1834.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University
Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing,
and finishing. Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disc from all
major DTP programs onto paper, bromide, colour-separated positive or negative
film; high-quality specialist colour copier service. For service, quality, and
competitive prices contact Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press, Great
Clarendon Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your
local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college.
Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood
cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice,
call Grimebusters. Tel.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

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Situations Vacant

St Giles' Church, Oxford. Applications are sought for the
post of organist and choir master in this city centre church. Two sunday
services, plus Friday evening choir practice. Fine 3-manual organ. Post to be
filled early in the new year. Further details from the Vicar, The Rev'd Andrew
Bunch, The Vicarage, Church Walk, Oxford, OX2 6LY. Tel.: Oxford 510460.

Graduate Program. Graduates in any discipline to join as
Trainee Headhunters. Full training provided. Our policy is to progress
Researchers through to Consultancy positions within 12–16 mths. Based
London. Excellent remuneration. Contact: Tim Williams at Astbury Marsden, e-
mail: tim.williams@astburymarsden.co.uk, tel.: 0207 551 0600.

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University accommodation to rent

Available for visiting academics and new employees. Centrally
located properties, furnished to a high standard. Available
immediately. Rents £265--£800 p.c.m. Contact Michelle
Didcock or Alex Whitehouse for further details. Tel.: Oxford
(2)70400, e-mail:Estates.Office@admin.ox.ac.uk.

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Houses to Let

Summer Rental, Woodstock, near Blenheim Palace. Three-
bedroom furnished house, lounge, dining room, kitchen, bathroom. Quiet cul-
de-sac location, parking and small private garden. Available 1 July–31
Aug. £625 p.c.m. Regret no children. Tel.: 01993 811126, fax: 01993
812422.

Central North Oxford, Victorian terrace house. Comfortable
family accommodation, sleeps 6, rear courtyard. Close city centre and river
Thames, beautiful water meadows, excellent schools, quiet friendly area.
£1,100 p.c.m., plus local rates. Tel.: Oxford 559911, or 01736 331831.

Pretty Edwardian house, refurbished to mix classic features
with modern amenities, available from Feb. 2000. Central location in quiet
residential area, close to colleges, and riverside nature reserve. Four
bedrooms, study, lounge, new kitchen, bath/shower room, and garden. Domestic
services available if required. £1,250 p.c.m. exc. bills, negotiable on length
of contract. Tel.: A. Honeywell, Oxford 251003, e-mail: mpaehoney@aol.com.

Modern, furnished, 2-bedroom maisonette in Harefields, North
Oxford. Available now for 1 year or more. £725 p.c.m., plus £725
deposit. Tenant pays council tax, water rates, gas, electricity, and phone bills.
Tel.: Oxford 553905.

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info@qbman.co.uk.

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Flats to Let

Very spacious (170 sq m.), quiet, first floor flat. Three
double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (1 en-suite). Fully furnished to high standard,
gas c.h., garage, garden. Within short walking distance Science Area,
University Parks and city centre. Non-smokers preferred. Available 1 Jan.
2000. £1,250 p.c.m. Tel.: Brooks Property Management, Oxford 728597, fax:
794606.

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Accommodation Sought

American professor wishes to rent a furnished 2-bedroom flat
in Oxford during Feb. 2000, when he will be visiting Balliol College. A
centrally-located flat, with washing machine, is preferred. Contact Sy D.
Friedman in Vienna, Austria, tel.: 43-1-427750504 or fax: 43-1-42779505.

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

Newly appointed lecturer and family, seeking temporary
accommodation from Jan. 2000. Two-bedroom apartment, convenient location,
furnished or unfurnished. Up to £650 p.c.m. E-mail: pgf@astro.ox.ac.uk,
tel.: 00 41 22 321 6254 or 00 41 22 702 6381, fax: 00 41 22 702 6870 (c/o Dr
Ferreira).

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Accommodation Exchange

Pediatrician and family (4), visiting Oxford from mid-Jun. to
end July 2000, seeks home exchange for our 4-bedroom, 3.5 bath, suburban
home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest U.S., close to mountains and ocean, for
3 or 6 week period. Contact, Jeff Liebo MD, 19950 Roan Circle, Portland,
Oregon, USA, 97068, e-mail: jeffrey.liebo@kp.org.

House swap. American professor and family (5), seek housing
in Oxford, Mar.–Aug. We offer a large, New Hampshire farmhouse,
surrounded by forested hills, valley meadows. Quiet, near Dartmouth College.
Contact David Nicol, RR2 Box 389, Cornish, NH 03745, USA. E-mail:
NicolFamily@turbont.net.

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Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Large room in spacious, tastefully decorated flat in North
Oxford (off Woodstock Road), available now/Jan. Female professional required
to share with one other. All amenities. £350 p.m. inc. council tax but exc.
water rates or other bills. Tel.: Bronagh on Oxford 556522 (eves.) or e-mail:
bronagh.heath@pharmacology.oxford.ac.uk.
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Holiday Lets

Self-catering accommodation, 5 minutes' walk to city centre.
We have 4-bedroom, self-contained flats to let from July–Sept. Full
equipped kitchens for groups or families. Close to shops, restaurants, and
buses. A 24-hr lodge with CCTV. Pleasant gardens in tranquil surroundings.
Use of adjacent sports ground. Washing machines on site. Free off-road
parking. For rates tel./fax Oxford 725364.

Gigantic, 4-bedroom farmhouse in mid-Devon for short and
long breaks. Antique furniture, log fires, peaceful location, 30 minutes'
Dartmoor and Exeter. Riding, walking, fishing, cosy pubs. £30 per night
(£35 high season). E-mail: jude.douglass@dial.pipex.com, or tel.: 01608 811
411.

Lea Hill Hotel, Membury, Nr. Axminster. Idyllic 14th-
c.,thatched, Devon longhouse, set in 8 acres of beautiful grounds with
stunning views. Eleven luxury en-suite bedrooms, cosy bar, characterful
beamed, split-level dining room, and superb 2 AA Rosette food. Excellent
walking country. Only 8 miles from the sea at Lyme Regis. Perfect venue for
a stress free break. Family owned and run. Recommended by O.U.G. reader.
Tel.: 01404 881890.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno,
superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished
surroundings. Elevated, vine-covered, sitting area with brick
barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to
long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and
around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round.
£280 p.w., £1000 p.m. All linen, electricty and cleaning inc. Tel./fax:
Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Accommodation available Sydney, Apr.–Dec. 2000. Three
bedroom modern townhouse, furnished/equipped, secure complex. Two
bathrooms, laundry, courtyard/pergola, gas barbecue. Walk local shops, 10
minutes' bus CBD, close harbourside parks/beaches. AS550 p.w. Fax 61-2-9351-
2434, e-mail: Simon.Petch@english.usyd.edu.au.

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For Sale

Citroen Light 15 (Traction Avant). Slough built 1951 RHD,
small bott saloon. Black with red interior, and wood dash. Stylish and fun
vehicle with good availability of parts and service in Oxford. £6,500 o.n.o.
E-mail: hughforsyth@yahoo.com, or tel.: Oxford 284274, to view.

Lesley Reeves, handcrafted gold and silver jewellery, and
tiaras, millennium hallmark. Baroque freshwater pearls. Interesting commissions
welcome. Now at Luscious Interiors, 102 Walton St. (opp. Le Petit Blanc). Tel.:
0973 939683

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<br /> Ox. Univ. Gazette: Diary, 10 December<br /> - 18 January

Diary


Contents of this section:

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 HREF="http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/training/">Staff Development
ProgrammeWeb site.

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Friday 10 December

EUROPEAN UNION BAROQUE ORCHESTRA: free promenade concert of Baroque
music, University Museum of Natural History, 1.10 p.m.

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

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Tuesday 14 December

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

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme seminar: `Approaches to learning:
practice sessions', 9.30 a.m. (see details above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Hindley Smith Gallery: nineteenth-century
painting and sculpture', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015,
9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Friday 17 December

MICHAELMAS TERM ends.

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

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Tuesday 21 December

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

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Wednesday 22 December

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY closed (reopens 28 December).

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Thursday 23 December

ASHMOLEAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

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Friday 24 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 27 December).

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Tuesday 28 December

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

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Friday 31 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 2 January).

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY closed (reopens 4 January).

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Tuesday 4 January

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

DR J. WHITELEY: `The art of drawing in the early Renaissance' (Sir David
Piper New Year Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 11 a.m.

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Wednesday 5 January

ACADEMIC STAFF Development Programme residential seminar: `Mid-career
review for academic staff' (continues Thursday and Friday; see details above).

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Friday 7 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: Japan and the West', 1.15
p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.)

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Tuesday 11 January

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

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Friday 14 January

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

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Monday 17 January

PROFESSOR M.J. GIBNEY: `Safe and nutritious food: global issues for the next
millennium' (Green College Lectures: `Food for the next millennium: implications
for the environment', Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

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Tuesday 18 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Grand Tour: eighteenth-century
European painting', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9
a.m.--1 p.m.)

PROFESSOR H. HUTCHINSON: `Lasers in science' (Graduate Interdisciplinary
Lectures: `Seeing things in a new light—laser applications in science and
technology', Lindemann Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.15 p.m.

A. MURRAY: `The later Middle Ages' (Lecture series to celebrate the start of
a new millennium: `The history of Christianity—how we got to where we
are now'), Schools, 5 p.m.

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