Oxford University Gazette: 11 March 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4690: 11 March 2004

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Gazette publication arrangements

The final Gazettes of the present term will be published 18 and 25 March. Publication for Trinity Term will begin on 22 April. The usual deadlines will apply: 12 noon on Wednesday of the week prior to publication (14 April) for classified advertisements; 12 noon on Thursday of the week prior to publication (15 April) for all official notices.

CONGREGATION 19 February

Election

The following has been nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors to hold office from Hilary Term 2004 until Michaelmas Term 2006.

As a Visitor of the Botanic Garden

S.J. GURR, MA, Fellow of Somerville


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Hood, J.A., Worcester

Jockusch, R.A., Linacre

McCarthy, N.D., Department of Zoology

Peters, A.G., Department of Biomedical Services

Pillai, G.J., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Plugge, E.H., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Pollard, A.J., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Wilson, C., St Hugh's


DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect 26 March 2004, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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

  • *CONGREGATION 11 March 2004
    • *Election (Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum)
  • *CONGREGATION 17 March 2004 12 noon
    • *Admission of Proctors and Assessor
  • *CONGREGATION 23 March 2004 2 p.m.
    • *Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees
  • *CONGREGATION 13 May 2004
    • *Election (Public Orator)
  • *CONVOCATION 15 May 2004
    • *Election of Professor of Poetry
      • Details of nominations received
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

GENERAL NOTICES

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD STAFF PENSION SCHEME (OSPS)

Letter from the Registrar and the Chairman of Trustees

Important Notice about Changes to the Scheme

We are writing to let you know about some changes to your pension scheme which have recently been agreed by the University and the Trustees of OSPS. You will have heard about the difficulties pension funds are experiencing because of the adverse stock market conditions over the last three years. It will come as no surprise to learn that OSPS has suffered the same difficulties. Nevertheless, we are delighted to report that the University, unlike many employers in recent times, has concluded that it should maintain OSPS so that its non-academic employees who join the Scheme can continue to enjoy the benefits that the Scheme provides. However, the University's resources are limited, as are those of other employers participating in the Scheme. In renewing its commitment to the Scheme, the University has recognised that some changes must be made to OSPS to improve further the Scheme's security. During 2003, the University carried out a thorough review of OSPS to consider its future security. Discussions have been held with the University's professional advisers (including the actuary who is responsible for advising the University and the Trustees on the contribution rates required to fund the Scheme), the Trustees of OSPS, other employers participating in OSPS and employee representatives. As a result, the following package of changes has been agreed.

  • The Rules of the Scheme should be amended to improve the security of members' benefits if an employer withdraws from the Scheme. An Amending Deed giving effect to this change was executed on 18 September 2003, and is binding on all the employers participating in the scheme. This means that if a participating employer wishes to withdraw from OSPS, it cannot do so until the Trustees are satisfied that the employer has fully secured all the accrued benefits in respect of its employees.
  • The employer's contribution rate should be increased from its current level of 10 per cent of pensionable salaries to 13.75 per cent of pensionable salaries from 1 August 2004 and to 17.5 per cent of pensionable salaries from 1 August 2005. This means that in the 2005--6 year, all the participating employers will be contributing over £6 million more per year to the Scheme.
  • The employee's contribution rate should be increased from its current level of 5.0 per cent of pensionable salary to 5.7 per cent of pensionable salary from 1 August 2004 and to 6.35 per cent of pensionable salary from 1 August 2005. The resulting contribution rate is in line with that payable by employees who are members of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS). This means that you will have to pay a little more towards the cost of your pension. For example, if your salary is £15,000 a year, your monthly contribution (before tax relief) will go up from £62.50 to £71.25 from 1 August 2004, and to £79.38 from 1 August 2005. After tax relief at the standard rate, the net increase in your monthly contributions would be £6.83 from 1 August 2004 and a further £6.34 from 1 August 2005.
  • As an existing member of the scheme, you will still be able to retire at any time on or after your sixtieth birthday without reduction on the benefits you have earned up to your retirement date (for more information on this, please contact the Pensions Office). However, new members who join the Scheme on or after 1 August 2004 will not be able to retire before their normal retirement date unless their employer explicitly agrees to the retirement. An early payment reduction will be applied to the retirement benefits, unless the employer agrees to make an additional payment to OSPS to cover the cost of waiving the reduction.

We are sure you will appreciate the need to improve the security of the Scheme and these measures will help to achieve that. Contribution rates will continue to be monitored by the Scheme's actuary. These measures, together with a return to a positive investment experience, will help ensure the future of OSPS. The Pensions Office will be writing to those who contribute maximum Additional Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) to inform them about the choices available to them to keep their overall contribution level within permitted limits. If you have any questions about this letter, please contact the OSPS help desk---telephone (2)70155, or e-mail OSPS@admin.ox.ac.uk. For more information about OSPS, please look up the University's pensions Web site, www.admin.ox.ac.uk/pensions/osps.


MR D.R. HOLMES                                      DR S.R. PORTER 
Registrar                                              Chairman of 
                                                   Trustees of OSPS


APPOINTMENT OF PRO-PROCTORS

The Senior Proctor has nominated the following as additional Pro-Proctors for the remainder of Proctorial year 2003--4: B.J. THOMPSON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Somerville D.J. PATERSON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Merton Dr Thompson was admitted to office by Mr Vice-Chancellor on 3 March 2004 and Professor Paterson was admitted by Dr W.D. Macmillan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic), on 4 March 2004.


LANGUAGE CENTRE

Academic Writing Course (EAS) in Trinity Term (noughth week)

The Language Centre is offering an intensive academic writing course in English for Academic Studies in noughth week of Trinity Term, 19--23 April. The fifteen-hour course on writing a thesis or dissertation is designed to enable those with busy schedules to cover the material given in the Hilary term-time course in more convenient form. Topics include: writing a thesis introduction, discussion and abstract, using citations and metadiscourse. The hours are 9.30 a.m. to 12.45 p.m., Monday--Friday, and the cost is £95.

Intensive weekend courses, Trinity Term

The Language Centre will be running four weekend language courses in Trinity Term. Each course will consist of eight hours' tuition and last from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., with a half-hour break on both Saturday and Sunday. The emphasis will be on speaking and listening. The courses are as follows: 22--3 May: Italian (Beginners and Lower Intermediate) 22--3 May: German (Beginners and Intermediate) 5--6 June: French (Beginners, Lower Intermediate, and Upper Intermediate) 5--6 June: Spanish (Beginners and Lower Intermediate) The fee will be £35 for student members of the University and other full-time students, £45 for members of Congregation and members of staff, and £55 to non-members. Further details and booking information for these courses and all other Language Centre courses and activities may be obtained from the Information Officer, Angela Pinkney, at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, Web pages: http://www.lang.ox.ac.uk).


ELECTORAL BOARD

The revised composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows.

L'Oréal Professorship of Marketing

                                                   Appointed by 

Mr Vice-Chancellor                                 ex officio
The Provost of Worcester                           ex officio
Professor C. Mayer                                 Council
Professor L.-G. Matsson                            Council
Mr D.A. Hay    Social Sciences Board
Professor A. Hopwood                               Saïd Business School
Dr J. Reynolds                                     Saïd Business School
Professor S.E. Llwellyn                            Saïd Business School
Dr S.G.B. Cowan                                    Worcester College

CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2004

THE HON. GARETH EVANS, President, the International Crisis Group, and formerly Foreign Minister of Australia, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `When is it right to fight? Rethinking the jurisprudence of military force.'


HINSHELWOOD LECTURES

Unravelling averages in complex molecular systems

PROFESSOR GRAHAM FLEMING, University of California at Berkeley, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on the following days in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Professor J. Klein.

Tue. 27 Apr.: `Time, colours, and distance: watching molecules become solvated.'

Thur. 29 Apr.: `The photon echo: remembering how to forget the averages.'

Tue. 4 May: `The primary step of photosynthesis: averaging over just about everything.'

Thur. 6 May: `Design principles and regulation of light harvesting: making use of unaveraged information.'

Thur. 13 May: `Multidimensional spectroscopy I: probing deeper into averages.'

Tue. 18 May: `Multidimensional spectroscopy II: all there is to know? Full 2D spectra.'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

G.E. Blackman Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER H. RAVEN, Washington University, St Louis, USA, will deliver the G.E. Blackman Lecture at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 March, in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences. Further details may be obtained from Mrs D. Turnbull-Smith (e-mail: diane.turnbull-smith@plants.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Plants, sustainability, and our common future.'


MODERN HISTORY

Forms of cultural activity in Fascist Italy

This workshop will be held on Thursday, 18 March, 10 a.m.–6 p.m., in the Modern European History Research Centre, the Modern History Research Unit, the Radcliffe Infirmary (directions and a map can be found at http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/research.unit.htm).

Conveners: Professor Peter Hainsworth and Mr Jorge Dagnino.

PROFESSOR D. FORGACS, UCL: `Fascism as culture.'

PROFESSOR HAINSWORTH: `Literary culture in Fascist Italy.'

DR F. PELLEGRINI: `Women writers in inter-war Italy.'

PROFESSOR C. WAGSTAFF, Reading: `Cinema in Mussolini's era.'

DR T. ABSE, Goldsmiths' College, London: `Workers' mentalities and culture.'

DR C. BURDETT, Bristol: `Italian travel writers and the Spanish Civil War.'

MR DAGNINO: `Catholic intellectuals during Fascist Italy.'


EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

The future of the humanities

This two-day conference will be held in St Hugh's College, 19--20 March. The aim of the conference is to assess the changes that have taken place in the Humanities in the last thirty-five years and to consider what the future of the Humanities might be in the twenty-first century. The Modern Humanities Research Association (MHRA) organized the first such conference in 1968 as part of its fiftieth anniversary celebrations, the proceedings being published in J.C. Laidlaw (ed.), The Future of the Modern Humanities (1969). Now the European Humanities Research Centre of the University of Oxford, in conjunction with the MHRA, and other relevant bodies, is organising this follow-up conference to examine the enormous changes that have taken place in the Humanities since 1968, and to outline the implications for the future. In order to do this, major authorities on the Humanities have been invited to speak, and a wide range of topics will be covered, including Humanities and the universities, the Humanities and Europe, visual culture, ICT in the Humanities, the media and the Humanities. The conference acknowledges the support of the Europaeum and the Modern Languages Faculty of Oxford University, and of the MHRA. Information concerning registration can be obtained from Ms Avery Willis (e-mail: avery.willis@ehrc.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)844683). Details can also be found at www.ehrc.ox.ac.uk.

Friday, 19 March

9.45--10.30 a.m.: Humanities and the modern university Speakers: Malcolm Bowie (Cambridge) and Martin McLaughlin (EHRC); Ludmilla Jordanova (Cambridge: CRASSH); Reindert Falkenberg (Leiden); and Annie Cot (Paris 1-Sorbonne)


11 a.m.--1 p.m.: ICT in the humanities Speakers: David Robey (AHRB); Marilyn Deegan (King's College, London); Alan Bowman (Oxford); Amanda Wrigley (Oxford); Robert MacNamee (Oxford); and Michael Fraser (Humbul, OUCS).


2.30--4.30 p.m.: Humanities and Europe Speakers: Edward Acton (UEA); Edith Hall (Durham); Joseph Sherman (Hebrew Studies); and Alexis Tadié (Maison Française d'Oxford).
5–6 p.m.: Keynote address

John Frow (Edinburgh): `The future of the humanities.'


Saturday, 20 March

9--10.30 a.m.: Humanities and national bodies Speakers: Michael Jubb (AHRB); Peter Brown (British Academy); and Malcolm Cook (MHRA).


11 a.m.--12.30 p.m.: The humanities and outreach Speakers: Christopher Brown (Ashmolean Museum); Valentine Cunningham (Corpus Christi College); and Bill Swainson (Bloomsbury Publishing)
12.30--1 p.m.: Round-table discussion

BALLIOL COLLEGE

Leonard Stein Lectures

PROFESSOR PETER SLUGLETT, University of Utah, will deliver the Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, and Thursday, 20 May, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Whose sacred trust? Some reflections on the implementation and legacy of the British and French Mandates in the Middle East.'


CHRIST CHURCH

HUMPHREY CARPENTER will read passages from Alice in Wonderland, at 12.30 p.m. on Sunday, 28 March, in Christ Church Picture Gallery. The event is related to the gallery's current exhibition, `Alice's Adventures Under Ground'. Admission is free, but as the number of places is limited, advance booking is advised (telephone: Oxford (2)76172). After the event, from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m., normal entrance fees will apply.


JESUS COLLEGE

Don Fowler Lecture

DR ANDREW LAIRD, Reader in Classical Literature, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick, will deliver the Don Fowler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Recognising Virgil.'


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

DR YONGMING ZHOU, Wisconsin–Madison, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 March, in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: `Negotiating power online: party-state, intellectuals, and the Internet in contemporary China.'

PHILIP BAGBY STUDENTSHIP IN SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY 2004--6

Applications are invited for the Philip Bagby Studentship, tenable from 1 October 2004. The competition is open to graduates, of any university, with suitable qualifications in Social Anthropology and applications from candidates not at present at Oxford will be especially welcome. The award will cover the payment of university fees at the rate for UK and EC students, and college fees. The remainder is available as a maintenance grant. The total amount of the grant is £10,000 per year. The period of tenure will not normally exceed two years, and is for a maximum of three years. Holders of the Bagby Studentship will work in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology and be registered for a research degree in Social Anthropology of the University of Oxford (the M.Litt. or D.Phil.) Applications may also be considered from those already embarked upon an M.Phil. course. All applicants are encouraged most strongly to apply for other sources of funding for which they may be eligible. Overseas students are expected to apply for ORS Awards, details of which can be obtained from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Candidates for this studentship who are neither at the University of Oxford, nor have secured a place at Oxford, should apply for admission to the University as soon as possible.

Note: application for the Studentship does not serve as an application for admission to the University. Applicants for admission to the University should contact the Graduate Admissions Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. There is no separate application form for this award. Applications for this studentship must include: a letter of application together with an up-to-date CURRICULUM VITAE; a two page summary of proposed research; details of the applicant's financial situation and of grants for which he or she is or will be applying. Candidates are responsible for ensuring that two academic references are sent to the name and address below by the closing date. Applications without two such references will not be considered. The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 26 March, and should be sent to Mrs A. Cowie, School of Anthropology, 51 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PE.

M.SC. IN NEUROSCIENCE

Approval deadlines

Essay topics must be approved by the appropriate module organiser before the deadlines given below: Module B3 Sensory Systems—Monday, 7 June Module B4 Animal Models and the Clinic—Friday, 11 June Module A3 Cellular signalling—Wednesday, 16 June Module C2 Molecular neuroscience—Monday, 21 June

Submission deadlines

Essays must be submitted to the Examination Schools by noon on the deadlines given below: Module B3 Sensory Systems—Friday, 18 June Module B4 Animal Models and the Clinic—Friday, 25 June Module A3 Cellular signalling—Wednesday, 30 June Module C2 Molecular neuroscience—Monday, 5 July


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of divisional boards, the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 26 March 2004.

1 Humanities and Mathematical and Physical Sciences Boards

(a) Preliminary Examination in Mathematics and Philosophy

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 81, l. 35, delete `one question on Descartes,' and replace with `one question on General Philosophy,'.

(b) Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Philosophy

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 52, delete ll. 32–9 and substitute: `The paper shall consist of three parts:

A. General Philosophy

Subjects to be studied include: knowledge, scepticism, perception, induction, primary and secondary qualities, the relation of mind and body, personal identity, and free will. Candidates will have the opportunity to show first-hand knowledge of some canonical writings on these topics.

B. Leibniz--Clarke

This section shall be studied in connection with The Leibniz--Clarke Correspondence, ed. H.G. Alexander, Manchester University Press, 1956. This section, while not being confined to the detailed views of the author of the set text, will be satisfactorily answerable by a candidate who has made a critical study of the text. There will not be a compulsory question containing passages for comment.

C. Frege

This section shall be studied in connection with Frege Foundations of Arithmetic, trans. J.L. Austin, Blackwell, 1980. This section, while not being confined to the detailed views of the author of the set text, will be satisfactorily answerable by a candidate who has made a critical study of the text. There will not be a compulsory question containing passages for comment. Candidates will be required to attempt four questions, and answer at least one question from Part A and at least one question from Part C.'


(c) Moderations in Physics and Philosophy

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 60, delete ll. 2–11 and substitute: `The paper shall consist of three parts:

A. General Philosophy

Subjects to be studied include: knowledge, scepticism, perception, induction, primary and secondary qualities, the relation of mind and body, personal identity, and free will. Candidates will have the opportunity to show first-hand knowledge of some canonical writings on these topics.

B. Leibniz--Clarke

This section shall be studied principally as an introduction to the philosophy of space and time in connection with The Leibniz--Clarke Correspondence, ed. H.G. Alexander, Manchester University Press, 1956. This section, while not being confined to the detailed views of the author of the set text, will be satisfactorily answerable by a candidate who has made a critical study of the text. There will not be a compulsory question containing passages for comment.

C. Frege

This section shall be studied in connection with Frege Foundations of Arithmetic, trans. J.L. Austin, Blackwell, 1980. This section, while not being confined to the detailed views of the author of the set text, will be satisfactorily answerable by a candidate who has made a critical study of the text. There will not be a compulsory question containing passages for comment. Candidates will be required to attempt four questions, and answer at least one question from Part A and at least one question from Part B.'


(c) Preliminary Examination in Physics and Philosophy

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 106, ll. 28–9, delete `one question on Descartes,' and substitute `one question on General Philosophy,'.


2 Humanities, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Medical Sciences Boards

Special Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 428, ll. 19–20, delete `by the body responsible for his or her honour school,' and substitute `by the person or body specified in the Regulations for Particular Honour Schools section below,'.


3 Humanities and Medical Sciences Boards

Special Regulations for the Honour School of Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology

With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in 2006)

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 432, ll. 13--14, delete `Candidates who take one or two subjects in Philosophy must take at least one of 101, 102, 104, or 105.' and substitute `Candidates who take one subject in Philosophy may take any subject, except 121, in conformity with the General Regulations. Candidates who take two subjects in Philosophy must take at least one of 101, 102, 104, or 105.'


4 Humanities, Social Sciences, and Medical Sciences Boards

(a) Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 103, delete ll. 34–40 and substitute:

`I. General Philosophy

Subjects to be studied include: knowledge, scepticism, perception, induction, primary and secondary qualities, the relation of mind and body, personal identity, and free will. Candidates will have the opportunity to show first-hand knowledge of some canonical writings on these topics.

II. Moral Philosophy

This section shall be studied in connection with Mill, Utilitarianism. This section, while not being confined to the detailed views of the author of the set text, will be satisfactorily answerable by a candidate who has made a critical study of the text. There will not be a compulsory question containing passages for comment.'

(b) Preliminary Examination for Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

As for Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (see (a) above).


(c) Preliminary Examination in Theology

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

As for Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (see

(a) above).


5 Board of the Faculty of Classics

Honour Moderations in Classics

With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in Hilary Term 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 35, delete ll. 21–32 and substitute:

`1. General Philosophy

As specified for section I of `Introduction to Philosophy' in the Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

2. Moral Philosophy

As specified for section II of `Introduction to Philosophy' in the Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.

3. Introduction to Logic

As specified for section III of `Introduction to Philosophy' in the Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics.'.

2 Ibid., p. 38, delete ll. 41--2 and substitute: `1. General Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(1)]

2. Moral Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(2)]

3. Introduction to Logic [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(3)]'.

3 Ibid., p. 40, delete ll. 36--7 and substitute: `1. General Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(1)]

2. Moral Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(2)]

3. Introduction to Logic [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(3)]'.

4 Ibid., p. 42, delete ll. 19--20 and substitute: `2. General Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(1)]

3. Moral Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(2)]

4. Introduction to Logic [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(3)]'.

5 Ibid., p. 44, delete ll. 15--16 and substitute: `1. General Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(1)]

2. Moral Philosophy [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(2)]

3. Introduction to Logic [Course IA, paper V,VI, B(3)]'.

6 Ibid., from l. 43 on p. 34 to l. 2 on p. 35 and substitute: `(b) (i) early Ionian philosophy: Anaximander (Diels-Kranz 12) A 9 and B 1; Anaximenes (Diels--Kranz 13) B 2; Aristotle Metaphysics A.3 983a24--984a18, Physics III.4 203a16--18 and 203b3--15; Xenophanes (Diels--Kranz 21), B 1, 7, 10-- 12, 14--16, 18, 23--9, 32, 34--6, 38; Aristotle Metaphysics A.5 986b10--27;' and renumber `(iii)' on p. 35 as `(ii)', and `(iv)' as `(iii)'.

7 Ibid., p. 35, l. 12, delete `four' and substitute `three'.


6 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Honour School of English Language and Literature

(i) With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 193, after l. 22, insert: ` (i) (i) Emerson, or (ii) Dickinson, or (iii) Faulkner'.

2 Ibid., l. 24, after `f' insert `, i'.

3 Ibid., delete l. 40 and substitute: `(e) American Literature from the beginnings to the present day'.

4 Ibid., p. 195, delete l. 34 and substitute: `5. The History of the English Language to c.1750 (one paper)'.


(ii) With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Decrees, 2003, p. 194, l. 28, after `subjects', insert `B3,'.

2 Ibid., l. 30, delete `B1, B2, and B3' and substitute `B1 and B2'.

3 Ibid., p. 195, l. 31, after `(1985).' insert: `Passages from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight will be taken from ll. 1998--2532'.

4 Ibid., ll. 38--9, delete `Old, Middle and early Modern English' and substitute: `the language of two consecutive periods from those covered in the paper'.

5 Ibid., p. 196, ll. 34-5, delete `two ... words' and substitute: `one extended essay, of between 5,000 and 6,000 words'.


7 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

Honour School of Modern History

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 314, l. 38, delete `India, 1919--1934: Indigenous Politics and Imperial Control' and insert `India, 1919--1939: Indigenous Politics and Imperial Control'.


8 Boards of the Faculties of Modern History and English Language and Literature

Honour School of Modern History and English

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

In Examination Decrees, 2003, p. 326, ll. 4--5, delete: `[the English Board may wish to specify at least one compulsory paper]'.


9 Boards of the Faculties of Philosophy and Medieval and Modern Languages

Preliminary Examination for Philosophy and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 102, delete ll. 10–14 and substitute: `Subjects to be studied include: knowledge, scepticism, perception, induction, primary and secondary qualities, the relation of mind and body, personal identity, and free will. Candidates will have the opportunity to show first-hand knowledge of some canonical writings on these topics.'

OBITUARIES

All Souls College and Magdalen College

SIMON KEITH WALKER, MA, D.PHIL., F.R.HIST., 26 February 2004; commoner, Magdalen College, 1976–9; Fellow, All Souls College, 1979–2004.


St Anne's College

SISTER THERESE (INA WINIFRED MARY) COLEMAN, March 2004; Home-Student 1932--6. Aged 92.

MRS FREDA VREEDE (née Firth), January 2004; Home-Student 1930--4.


St Hugh's College

MRS MARY KATHERINE BOAS (née Beattie), December 2003; PPE 1927. Aged 94.

MRS JEAN PAMELA CRONYN (née Harris), February 2004; PPE 1937. Aged 84.

MRS MARGARET ELSIE HOWARTH (née Eade), 14 January 2004; Modern History 1940. Aged 81.

MRS EVELYN MARY MANLOVE (née Schuftan), 19 September 2003; Geography 1963. Aged 59.

MRS MARCIA HELEN MARSDEN (née Gillett), January 2004; Modern Languages 1935. Aged 86.

MRS PATRICIA MARGARET YALLAND foster (née Tyler), 11 February 2004; English 1947. Aged 86.

Musical events

Arvo Pärt Anthem—a new commission for St John's College is to be performed in the presence of the composer in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford. In addition, the St John's College Chapel choir will sing music by Duruflé, Messiaen, and Poulenc with sacred anthems for St John the Baptist. The performance will take place on Thursday 18 March at 8 p.m. Tickets cost £8, £5 for concessions or £3 for students and are available from St John's Porters' Lodge or on the door.
Sunday, 21 Mar., 6.30 p.m., Keble College Chapel: a concert of a capellaand accompanied music; a celebration of the Spring Equinox, Bach's birthday, and Mothering Sunday. Featuring the Spring Singers; soprano, Kate Hawnt and organist, Roy Woodhams. A selection of Bach, Handel, and Mozart. All proceeds in aid of The National Society for Epilepsy. Tickets £8, £4 (concessions). Available from Ben Rees or Maggy Sasanow, Classics Centre, 67 St Giles', Oxford. Telephone: 01865 (2)88387. E-mail: ben.rees@classics.ox.ac.uk, or margaret.sasanow@classics.ox.ac.uk.


Lectures and meetings

St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks, Hilary Term 2004: Artists and their Inspiration. 11 Mar., Title to be announced, Roger Wagner; 18 Mar., Seeing Music; Hearing Colour, Mark Rowan-Hull. The talks will be held at St Giles' either in the Church or the Parish Rooms at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: http://www.st-giles- church.org.
The Girton Work-Life Balance Workshop: Sat. 24 April, at Girton College, Cambridge. `Educating for Work-Life Balance: What can we tell our students?' Chair: Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern, the Mistress of Girton. Speakers on: What is `Work-Life Balance'? Life; choices and stages, Work: practice and policy. Speakers will include: John Cottingham, Prof. of Philosophy, University of Reading; Joyce Hill: Director, HE Equality Challenge Unit; Pat Thane, Professor of Contemporary History, University of London; Deryn Watson, Prof. of Education, King's College, London; Helen Whitten, PositiveWorks. Programme and registration (no fee) from the Workshop Convener, the Mistress's Office, Girton College, Cambridge CB3 OJG, or by e-mail: roll@girton.cam.ac.uk (include `workshop' in the subject line).


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands, and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday in term, also on the Wednesday before term starts, the Wednesday after the end of term and during the summer holidays. Newcomers with children (0-4 years) meet every Friday in term from 10-15 a.m. to 12 midday. Other term time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group, and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks and garden trips. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday from the equipment room—open all year except for 2 weeks at Christmas and Easter. Visit our Web site: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.


Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn Street, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tel.: 01993 705026, mobile: 07831 585014.


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Periodicals Bought and Sold

Back-issues of scholarly periodicals and journals bought and sold. Graham Jeffrey, Periodicals (est. 1967), 29 Cuddesdon Road, Horspath, Oxford OX33 1JD. Tel.: 01865 872528, fax: 776398. E-mail: gjeffreysatu@aol.com.


Antiquarian Books Bought

Books bought. We buy any quantity of books, from single items of importance to entire libraries on History and the Humanities. Unsworth's Booksellers (ABA). Shops located at 15 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ; 12 Bloomsbury Street, London w.c.1B 3QA; and 101 Euston Road, London NW1A 2RA. E-mail: books@unsworths.com.


Services Offered

Copywriting, editing, proofreading—reports, theses, research, newsletters, brochures. Large or small commissions. Very reasonable rates. Please contact Helen Gough on 01865 858413. Mobile: 07974 945441. E-mail: h.gough@talk21.com.


Personal Training

One of the highest qualified exercise and nutritional consultant/personal trainers in the UK. 35 years' experience. MSc Biomechanics and Applied Human Movement; BSc (Hons 1st) Sports Nutrition; Adv. Dip in Clinical Stress Management; Adv. Dip in Clinical Sports Therapy. Member of the `British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences'. Member of the `International Society of Biomechanics'. Expert attention for tone, weight loss or performance, from total novice levels to advanced, regardless of sex, age or physical limitations. Web site: www.alangordon-health.co.uk.


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.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.


Tuition Offered

Easter Revision Courses, GCSE, AS, and A level: d'Overbroeck's College is one of the leading and most established providers of Easter revision courses in the UK, with an outstanding track record of success. Expert exam-based teaching. Focused exam preparation and feedback. At GCSE: revise 3 subjects in a 5-day course. At AS and A level: revise 2 subjects in a 6-day course. Based in North Oxford. Limited places available. Contact us now to find out more. Telephone: 01865 310000. Web site: www.doverbroecks.com/easter.


Situations Vacant

Personal Assistant required: calm, efficient and articulate person required for creative household of journalist and publisher-designer, able to cope with household finances and organising varied social diary with equanimity. Responsibilities include booking travel and co-ordinating practical details for household. Discretion absolutely necessary, as is results-focused attention to detail. Personable nature and loyalty taken as given. Ability to use Sage necessary. Spoken Italian desirable. European preferred, with first-class English skills. Please send responses by e-mail: williamcash1@aol.com.


Houses to Let

Spacious, 3 bedroomed house, fully furnished, one mile south of Carfax tower (next to Hinksey park) available immediately until end September. In excellent order with large lounge and patio garden. £875 p.m. plus bills to non-smoking academics! E-mail: sue.bridgford@virgin.net
Attractive, furnished detached four-bedroom house in quiet neighbourhood, with separate garage and off-street parking. Washer/dryer/microwave, d.g., c.h. Long lease preferred. £1,200 p.c.m. Suit family or responsible professionals/graduates. E-mail: crescent@highstream.net. Tel.: 01865 762236.
Holyoake Road, Headington: £850 p.c.m., plus bills, available in March, furnished. Double-height living-room, dining-room, kitchen, first floor gallery/study, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, gas heating/hot water, and parking. Contact Space: telephone: 01865 557333.
Jericho, Central Oxford: short-term let. 5-bedroom Edwardian house in cosmopolitan Jericho. 10--15 minute walk from Carfax, trains and buses to London, opposite grocery store and takeaways, 2 mins. to arthouse cinema and restaurants, 2 bathrooms, kitchen/diner, separate dining-room and drawing-room (grand piano), upstairs sitting-room with fifth bedroom, small garden. Price on application. Available dates: 27 March–7 April; 17–31 July; 15 August–5 September. Tel.: 01865 556307.
North Oxford : recently extended 2-bedroom terrace house, fully-furnished and equipped, open-plan downstairs, large conservatory, small gardens front and rear, garage, private parking. Very quiet place, close to Cutteslowe Park, frequent bus service to the town centre. Suited to professionals, visiting academics or small families. Available from April for 6 months or more. £800 p.c.m. E-mail: rimas.juskaitis@eng.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 559916 (evenings).
Central South Oxford: beautifully renovated, light and airy Victorian terrace house, available for the Easter holidays. 10-minute walk from city centre, 2-minute walk from park and river. Sitting room, beautiful big kitchen with skylights and french windows leading to wooden deck and fully enclosed garden, 3 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and 1 en suite shower room. All mod. cons. Sleeps up to 6 people. Available 4--18 April. £500 p.w. Telephone: 01865 247022. E-mail: themos@nag.co.uk.
Near Florence Park: 2-bedroom modern terrace house with small garden, in quiet cul-de-sac location. Within a 10-minute bus ride of city centre. Fully furnished and fitted, in excellent condition; washing machine, gas c.h. Reserved parking space. No pets or smoking. Available immediately until 31 Oct., or part period thereof. £700 p.c.m., plus bills. Deposit required. David Cannell. 01993 813217.


Flats to Let

Grandpont: delightful modern flat, suitable for graduate student or couple. Available for letting from 1 April, min. 3 months, if possible for 15 months, £650, plus bills and community charge (if applicable). Contact: Philip Opher to view. E-mail: opherrob@aol.com. Tel.: 01865 241845.
North Oxford , Woodstock Road: beautiful fully-furnished 2-bedroom flat in a Victorian house, big living-room, very modern bathroom and a modern well-equipped kitchen, nice garden. Off-street parking. To share from 1 April, with German/Lebanese doctor. Professionals only, ideal for visiting professor. Rent £1,000 to be split between 2 people, plus share of the bills. Contact Dr Nasser Semmo. Tel.: 01865 311913 (evenings). E-mail: Nasser.semmo@medawar.ox.ac.uk.
Central North Oxford: new modern first-floor flat in this sought-after Summertown development. 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, airy and spacious, well-furnished, also with broadband, suit couple or sharers looking for comfortable home, £885. E-mail: myl321@hotmail.com. Tel.: 0778 8545949.
London, Kennington: 2-bedroom spacious first-floor furnished flat. Sitting-room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bath, c.h., available end March. £1,040 p.c.m. E-mail: aby.bidwell@stcatz.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 558034.
Granville Court, London Road: fully furnished, 2- bedroom flat; adjacent Brookes University and ten minutes' walk to city centre; en suite shower to main bedroom. £800 p.c.m. exc. bills. Available early-mid-Feb. Tel.: 01865 512149 or e-mail: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.
Twelve minutes' walk to Magdalen Bridge: new loft conversion in owner's house, available from April, in Magdalen Road area. Quiet, sunny and elegant. Comprising 5m x 4m study/bedsit/kitchen, and own spacious, beautiful bathroom. Own telephone line. £100 p.w. inc. (except for phone rental), reference, tenancy agreement. Non-smoking house. Suit academic/professional, not student. Telephone: 01865 423107.


Vacation Lets

East Oxford, Victorian family house; sunny garden, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen/diner (and cat), available 3–24 Aug. (extension possible), 10 mins. from city centre. No smokers. £300 p.w. Tel.: 01865 726574. E-mail: chris@redkitepartners.co.uk.
North Oxford : light, spacious Edwardian home, in quiet, leafy location, 1½ miles from city centre. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, lovely kitchen with Aga, south-facing sitting-room overlooking college grounds, secluded garden, available 1–29 August, £650 p.w. Tel.: 01865 512397. E-mail: mj@martinjennings.com.
Central North Oxford: available June–September), spacious 1-bedroom apartment in beautiful Victorian house, 2 minutes from Jericho and Port Meadow. Large living-room, kitchen, hall/study (with separate Internet line), bathroom (with power shower), double bedroom. All rooms with high ceilings and large windows overlooking secluded leafy garden. Own off-street parking. Perfect for visiting academic or professional couple (non- smokers). E-mail: e.skinner@ucl.ac.uk. more details: www.mcsharry.net/house/.


Self-catering Apartments

Fully furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 minutes' from Oxford city centre. Suitbale for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £330 p.w. all inclusive. Sleeps 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234725. Web site: http://www.weeklyhome.com. E-mail: info@weeklyhome.com.


Accommodation Offered

Suit 1 professional person or graduate student: comprising separate bedroom and study, comfortably furnished in a beautiful thatched cottage in Eynsham. Own TV, video, radio and telephone, kitchen and bathroom (shared with owner), good bus service and village facilities. £65 p.w., including bills (not tel.). Tel.: 01865 881039.
Family seeks house-sitter for beautiful, large Regency house in St John's Street, in central Oxford. We need someone to look after our cat during the Easter Vacation (from 28 March for approx. 3 weeks). References required. E-mail: ruth.harris@new.ox.ac.uk.
Large, pleasant room for rent in family house in Summertown. Suit professional woman. C.h., shared facilities, parking space, £350 p.c.m., inc. bills. Contact Debbie at home: 01865 559828. Work: 01865 355011. Mobile: 07746 879154. E-mail: debbie.simpson@oup.com.
Luxury accommodation for lodger with a life! 1 large bedroom (and possibly large study with broadband), in wonderful house in Cumnor, overlooking beautiful garden, available for 3–12 months. Rent £700–£900 p.m. (bills and monthly cleaner included. Driveway parking available and bus to Oxford is regular and takes 20 minutes. Lodger must go away every now and then, as will landlady (medical publisher), and be an affable and considerate housemate—witty and entertaining would be a bonus! Tel.: 07802 795355.
St George's Manor, Littlemore: 1 bedroom in house-share on new, modern, high-quality development. £420 p.c.m., plus bills, suit single visiting or new academic, female/non-smoker only. Available until October. Contact Claire on: 07970 567269.
Little Garden B&B: `A home from home'. Single £38, double £50. Reduced monthly rates. Telephone: 01865 358578.
Artemis House: bed and breakfast accommodation in tastefully decorated Edwardian House. Good location, close to city centre, parking available. Find out more on: www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/artemis-house. Tel.: 01865 244357.
College and County have a range of quality properties to let in Oxford. Contact: info@collegeandcounty.biz to see how we can meet your accommodation needs.
Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.


Accommodation Sought

US college professor and family (spouse and 11-year-old triplets) seek furnished rented accommodation, from 1 Aug. 2004 to 28 Feb. 2005. Looking for 3 bedrooms, with parking. Preferred locations: Summertown, Headington, or Marston. Non-smoking, no pets. Please contact Professor Catherine Kodat. E-mail: ckodat@hamilton.edu.
Professional couple seek 2 or 3-bedroom house to rent in Oxford, from beginning of April. Short or long-term let considered, references available. If you can help, please contact Louise on Oxford 203251, or e-mail: louise.harriss@psychiatry.ox.ac.uk.


Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

Attractive, fully-furnished, quiet, well-maintained 2-bedroom, 2-study house, gas/c.h., with long garden, near park, shops, bus route, 10 minutes from city centre, wanted to exchange for 1 or 2-bedroom Manhattan apartment for academic year 2004--5, available from 1 Sept., or to rent, £900 p.m. Contact: 01865 725577.


Holiday Lets

The Torre di Bellosguardo is a hidden secret in Florence—a stunning hotel with a 15th-c. tower, 16 large rooms (all with bathrooms), furnished with antiques. Set in 17 acres of beautiful gardens with spectacular views over the city, it is open all year. Own garden produce served. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools, fitness rooms, light meals in the bar in the evenings, poolside meals in summer. Unique setting, discreet staff, and resident Oxford-educated owner ensure peace and quiet at all times. A marvellous base from which to explore Florence and beyond, and a haven to return to. A self-contained flat (kitchen, sitting-room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms), with private terrace and far-reaching views is also available, with use of the hotel's facilities included. See www.torrebellosguardo.com, or tel.: 0039 055 229 8145, or Oxford 554066, for more information.


House for Sale

Central North Oxford (Park Town): outstanding, beautiful home in prime location, close to University Parks, colleges, and departments. 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, through living/dining room opening to spacious conservatory. Good decorative order. Secluded garden plus 3 communal gardens. No chain. Offers around £1.275m. For full details e-mail: oliver.braddick@psy.ox.ac.uk. Telephone: 01865 512025.

 

COMMITTEE FOR COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY, LINGUISTICS, AND PHONETICS

University Lecturership (non-tutorial fellowship) in General Linguistics

In association with Linacre College

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The university salary will be according to age on the scale £22,191–£35,845 p.a (pay award pending). The successful candidate is expected to be offered a non-tutorial Fellowship at Linacre College. Preference will be given to candidates with a teaching and research interest in descriptive syntax and syntactic theory, but other specialisms may be considered. Candidates should have an outstanding research record or potential.

Further particulars, containing details of how to apply, and of the duties and full range of salary attaching to both the university and college post, may be obtained from the Secretary of the Committee for Comparative Philology, Linguistics, and Phonetics, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (e-mail: eileen.marston@mod-langs.oxford.ac.uk). The closing date is 6 April.


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIVISION (INORGANIC CHEMISTRY, LABORATORY, DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY)

University Lecturership in Inorganic Chemistry

In association with Somerville College

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. The department and the college are seeking outstanding candidates with a proven record of scholarship and research in Inorganic Chemistry. This new Lecturership in Inorganic Chemistry is established within the broad field of the chemistry of the elements, recognising the crucial importance of this core discipline within the rapidly developing multi- disciplinary environment at Oxford. Candidates with research interests at the interface of the subject with materials science, physics, biology, or the medical sciences are also encouraged to apply. The department and College will make special provision to assist the successful candidate to move to Oxford and establish a research base (see further particulars for details).

Candidates must also have a strong interest in, and enthusiasm for, both undergraduate and graduate teaching.

The combined university and college salary will be according to age on a scale up to a maximum of £42,900 per annum (pay award pending).

Further particulars are posted at http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/jobs.asp or may be obtained from Professor P.P. Edwards, FRS, Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QR (telephone: Oxford (2)72646, e-mail: peter.edwards@chem.ox.ac.uk). Further information about Somerville College may be found at http://www.somerville.ox.ac.uk/.

Applicants should submit eight copies (one in the case of applicants based overseas) of a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae and a statement of research interest, together with the names of three referees (not more than two from the same institution). The application should be sent to Professor Edwards at the above address to arrive no later than 16 April. Applicants should arrange for their references to be sent directly to the above address by the same date.


FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

University Lecturership in Medieval French

In association with Balliol College

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Balliol College. The combined university and college salary will be on a scale up to £42,900 per annum; full details of the university salary and college allowances are available in the further particulars. No area of specialism in the medieval period will be excluded, but preference will be given to candidates with a teaching and research interest in the later period (1328–1500). Candidates should have an outstanding research record or potential.

Further particulars, containing details of how to apply, and of the duties and full range of salary attaching to both the University and the college posts, may be obtained from the Secretary of the Modern Languages Board, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (e-mail: eileen.marston@mod- langs.oxford.ac.uk). The closing date is 27 March.


FACULTY OF ORIENTAL STUDIES

Career Development Fellowship in Modern Chinese Studies

A fixed-term research and teaching appointment in Modern Chinese Studies is available from October 2004 for three years. This initiative is designed to provide an intensive and supported career development opportunity for an outstanding academic at an early stage in his/her career, and to promote equality of opportunity by helping to create a more diverse pool of potential candidates for future academic posts at Oxford or elsewhere. The University especially welcomes applications from women and ethnic minorities, who are under- represented among its academic staff (section 38 of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and section 48 of the Race Relations Act 1976 apply).

The fellowship, tenable in the Faculty of Oriental Studies, can be in any of the principal historical and social sciences relating to China. The post will be offered in association with a college. Career Development Fellows will be able to develop their expertise in both research and teaching. They will also have an academic mentor as well as a personalised career and professional development package, including the opportunity to undertake the University's postgraduate diploma in learning and teaching.

The post will be on the research grade RS1A (salary £18,265–£27,339 per annum).

The Oriental Studies faculty Web site can be found at http://www.orinst.ox.ac.uk. Further particulars, including details of how to apply, should be obtained from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the office of Ms C. Vinnicombe, Faculty Administrator, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)78200, fax: (2)78190, e-mail: orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent no later than Thursday, 15 April.


Departmental Lecturership in Japanese

Applications are invited for this fixed-term one-year teaching position in Japanese Studies, commencing 1 October 2004. The principal duties of the post are to give lectures and classes in pre-modern Japanese history and culture and in modern and classical texts; to conduct research; and to examine.

The post is on grade A09 (salary £18,265–£24,121 per annum).

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, should be obtained from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the office of Ms C. Vinnicombe, Secretary to the Board of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)78200, fax: (2)78190, e-mail: orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent no later than Thursday, 15 April.


Part-time Instructorship in Modern Hebrew

Applications are invited for a half-time Instructorship in Modern Hebrew, tenable from 1 October 2004 for three years. Applicants should have a native or equivalent command of Hebrew, and competence in the teaching of Hebrew as a foreign language.

The post will be on the A12 grade (salary £18,265–£21,125 per annum, 50 per cent pro rata).

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, should be obtained from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the office of Ms C. Vinnicombe, Secretary to the Board of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)78200, fax: (2)78190, e-mail: orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent no later than Thursday, 15 April.


Part-time Departmental Lecturership in Ottoman History

Applications are invited for a half-time Departmental Lecturership in Ottoman History. This is a fixed-term post, tenable from 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007. Applicants should have an excellent command of Ottoman and modern Turkish, and should either have, or be near to completing, a doctorate in Ottoman history before 1800.

The post will be on the A09 grade (salary £18,265–£24,121 per annum, 50 per cent pro rata).

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, should be obtained from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the office of Ms C. Vinnicombe, Secretary to the Board of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)78200, fax: (2)78190, e-mail: orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent no later than Thursday, 15 April.


UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SERVICES: SACKLER LIBRARY

Appointment of OLIS Cataloguer (one-year appointment)

A trained OLIS cataloguer is required for this one-year post to work on cataloguing projects in the Sackler Library. The work is immediately available and will be remunerated on the clerical grade 4 scale (£15,603–£18,015 per annum, or pro rata). The cataloguer will need to work at least twenty-five hours per week, and preferably full-time. Hours of work are negotiable between 8.30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Further details are available from the Administrator, Sackler Library, Oxford OX1 2LG (e-mail: jo.collins@saclib.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 26 March. Interviews are expected to be held on Friday, 2 April.


EXETER COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Classical Languages and Literature

Exeter College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Classical Languages and Literature to replace Professor Gregory Hutchinson while he is on sabbatical leave. The position will be tenable from 1 October 2004 until 30 September 2005. Salary will be at points two or three on the Senior Tutors' Committee agreed rates for Full-time Stipendiary Lecturers, depending on experience (currently £18,893–£19,942, subject to review). The successful candidate must be able to teach the Homer and Virgil papers for Honour Moderations in Literae Humaniores, and for Greats either Greek Literature of the Fifth Century BC or Latin Literature of the First century BC. The lecturer will be required to undertake tutorial or class teaching of undergraduates up to a maximum of twelve hours per week averaged over the three terms of the academic year.

Other duties are specified on the further particulars, which may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (e-mail: academic.administrator@exeter.ox.ac. uk), or on the Exeter College Web site, http://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/news/index.h tm. Letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be sent to the Academic Administrator to arrive not later than 2 April. Referees should be asked to write without request from the college, their letters also to be received by the Academic Administrator not later than the closing date. Written work will only be required of short-listed candidates who will be interviewed in the week beginning 19 April.

Exeter College is an equal opportunities employer.


MERTON COLLEGE

Research Fellowship in Philosophy

Merton College proposes to elect to a four-year Research Fellowship in Philosophy to commence in October 2004. This career development post will provide a promising academic at an early stage in his or her career with the opportunity to develop skills in teaching and academic administration, in combination with substantial support for research. The teaching commitment will be up to six hours per week in full term and the college is particularly seeking candidates able to teach some of the following subjects: Elementary Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, and the History of Philosophy from Descartes to Kant.

The stipend will be £20,671 per annum and the fellow will be entitled to meals in college and to other benefits.

Full details of the post and its conditions are set out in the further particulars, obtainable from the Sub-Warden's Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: lesley.walsh@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk ). The closing date for applications is Friday, 19 March.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Appointment of temporary retrospective cataloguer

Applications are invited for this full-time temporary post to catalogue the recently-received working library of the late Robert Graves (approximately 1,600 items) and to complete the retrospective cataloguing of approximately 14,500 monographs and runs of journals, at present housed in the stacks, and of current serials. This is expected to take a maximum of three years. Some reclassification of the monographs, which are mainly History, Classics and Theology, will be needed, using the Library's in-house schedules. The successful candidate will have a library qualification, experience of automated cataloguing using OLIS modules, and at least one ancient or modern European language, plus the ability to carry and lift books and journals and to work on his/her own. Experience of the GEAC Serials module is desirable but not essential, as is experience of modern manuscript material.

The post is on the C4 scale (salary £15,605–£20,787).

Further details may be obtained from the Librarian by post or e-mail (e-mail: library@sjc.ox.ac.uk). Letters of application, with a curriculum vitae in triplicate, and the names of two referees, should be sent to the Librarian, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP, before 2 April. Interviews will be held in the week beginning Monday, 25 April.


WORCESTER COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowship and Lecturership in French

Worcester College proposes, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, to award a Junior Research Fellowship and Lecturership in French, tenable from 1 October 2004 for up to, but not more than, three years. It is expected that candidates will not normally be older than thirty. The college is an equal opportunities employer, and consideration will be given to applications submitted by candidates who can demonstrate that the application of this age limit would be inappropriate in their circumstances.

The JRF will be required to give up to six hours per week of tuition during term-time. This will comprise topics in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century French literature, as well as some language teaching. The postholder will also be required to help with the annual admissions procedures.

The stipend is £8,919–£10,926 per annum, plus allowances.

Application forms and further particulars, including details of the allowances, may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB (telephone: Oxford (2)78342, e-mail: jane.gover@worc.ox.ac.uk), or from the Web pages at http://www.worc.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is Thursday, 8 April.


Junior Research Fellowships in the Sciences

Worcester College proposes to elect two non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellows in the Sciences, to hold office for two years, possibly renewable for a third, from 1 October 2004. (The Sciences are to be understood as any branch of Physical, Biological or Medical Sciences, and Mathematics, but excluding Social Sciences.)

The fellowships carry senior common room membership with free lunches and dinners, and assistance with book and research expenses. They are open to men and women. It is expected that candidates will not normally be older than thirty at 1 October 2004. The college is an equal opportunities employer, and consideration will be given to applications submitted by candidates who can demonstrate that the application of this age-limit would be inappropriate in their circumstances.

Applications (eight copies) must reach the Provost's Secretary, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB, by Friday, 9 April. E-mail applications will be permitted, but hard copy should follow in the mail. Informal enquiries may be made to the Provost's Secretary, Jill Drake (telephone: Oxford (2)78362, fax: 793106, e-mail: jill.drake@worc.ox.ac.uk). Candidates should ask their referees to send references directly to her to arrive by the closing date. Reference JRF/04/04 should be quoted in correspondence. It is hoped that interviews will be held on Friday, 21 May; the college will reimburse reasonable travel costs.


UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW

Newlands Visitorship

Academic Session 2004–5

Applications are invited for the Newlands Visitorship, tenable at the University of Glasgow for a period of between two and ten weeks in the Academic Session 2004–5. Preference will be given to:

First: Fellows of Balliol College, Oxford

Second: Present members of the University of Oxford (a member of the University is someone who has been matriculated)

There are no specific duties attached to the Visitorship, although it is hoped that the person appointed will play a part in the life of the Department to which he or she is attached. Previous holders of the Visitorship have used the opportunity to carry out research.

Applicants who would like information about the appropriate department at the University of Glasgow should contact Mrs Elaine Shearer, Senate Office, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, G12 8QQ (e-mail: eshearer@admin.gla.ac.uk telephone: 0141 330 3942). The Senate Office is also able to assist the Visitor to find suitable accommodation in Glasgow.

An allowance of up to £500 for travel plus £3,500 for subsistence for a full ten-week period (adjusted pro rata for lesser periods) will be given.

Applications, in the form of a letter, should include a curriculum vitae and the names of two persons to whom reference can be made. Applications should be sent in the first instance to Dr Helen Steward, Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by 1 April.

Friday 12 March

A. SVIRNOVSKAIA: `Naming children's diseases' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

DR W. MATTLI: `The role international standards can play in regulating global corporate behaviour' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

WORKSHOP: `Lieux sociaux, science et urbanité' (Franco-British Research Group on `Scientific capitals: Paris and London'), Maison Française, 2–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.).

PROFESSOR SHLOMO BEN-AMI: `The rise and fall of the Oslo process' (lecture series: `The quest for peace in the Arab–Israeli conflict'), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. LORD FALCONER opens discussion of paper by Professor Vernon Bogdanor: `The role of the Department for Constitutional Affairs: the Secretary of State's view' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

DR M. TALIB: `Some considerations for an anthropology of Islam' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LAWTON: `Biodiversity, conservation, and unsustainable development' (Heron-Allen Lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m.


Saturday 13 March

HILARY FULL TERM ends.


Sunday 14 March

DOM HENRY WANSBROUGH, OSB, preaches, Oriel, 10 a.m.


Tuesday 16 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Funding and resource allocation, for heads of department and chairmen of boards', 9 a.m.; `Handling conflict'—day 2, 9.30 a.m.; `Peformance matters', 9.30 a.m.; and `Voice coaching', afternoon (see information above).


Wednesday 17 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CONGREGATION meeting, Convocation House, 12 noon (Senior Proctor's Oration; admission of Proctors and Assessor for 2004–5).


Thursday 18 March

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: general tour, 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Writing at work'—week 3, 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

DR YONGMING ZHOU: `Negotiating power online: party-state, intellectuals, and the Internet in contemporary China' (seminar), Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

THE REVD DR ALLAN DOIG: `The Passion in art' (seminars for Lent: `Tortured humanity'—accompanying exhibition of bronze crucifixion statue by Doru Imbroane Marculescu), Cathedral, 8 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).


Friday 19 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Appraisal skills', 2 p.m. (see information above).


Wednesday 24 March

FRANÇOIS BIZOT speaks about his latest book, Le Portal, Maison Française, 5.45 p.m. (part of The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival).


Thursday 25 March

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Baroque paintings', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Writing at work'—week 4, 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

G. HOWARD: `Americans in Paris', Maison Française, 5.45 p.m. (part of The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival).

DR P. ROTHWELL: `Effectivenes and efficiency in the prevention of stroke' (Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

DR E. KESSLER: `The Holocaust and beyond' (seminars for Lent: `Tortured humanity'—accompanying exhibition of bronze crucifixion statue by Doru Imbroane Marculescu), Cathedral, 8 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).


Sunday 28 March

HUMPHREY CARPENTER reads passages from Alice in Wonderland, Christ Church Picture Gallery, 12.30 p.m. (entrance free, but advance booking advisable—tel. (2)76172). (Related to the gallery's current exhibition, `Alice's Adventures Under Ground'.)


Thursday 1 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Writing at work'—week 5, 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

DR A. POPESCU: `From torture to transfiguration: the Romanian Gulag revisited' (seminars for Lent: `Tortured humanity'—accompanying exhibition of bronze crucifixion statue by Doru Imbroane Marculescu), Cathedral, 8 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).


Friday 2 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard'—Programme 2, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).


Monday 5 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for all staff'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).


Tuesday 6 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for all staff'—day 2, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).


Saturday 17 April

CONFERENCE: `Shelving translation', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–6.30 p.m.


Thursday 22 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Business planning at departmental level, for heads of department and chairmen of boards', 9 a.m., and `Dealing with stress', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).


Friday 23 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard'—Programme 3, 9.30 a.m.; `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m.; and `Presentation skills practice', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).


Sunday 25 April

TRINITY FULL TERM begins.


Monday 26 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Leadership—what it means to lead a team', 12.45 p.m. (see information above).


Thursday 29 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection—follow-up sessions', 9.30 a.m.; `Briefing for research supervisors, group leaders, and administrators', 12.30 p.m.; and `Reruitment and selection for those involved in academic appointments', 2 p.m. (see information above).

ANTHONY MARWOOD, CAROLINE WOLFF, TOBY APPEL, and COLIN CARR perform Mozart's Divertimento for string trio, K.563, and Beethoven's Quartet in A minor, op. 132, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the porters' lodge).


Tuesday 4 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Assertiveness'—day 1, 2 p.m. (see information above).


Wednesday 5 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Servicing committees', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).


Thursday 6 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Listening skills'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR (G.) PATTISON: (?Professor of Divinity - check title): `xxx' (inaugural lecture), venue, time. [This date `booked' by phone 2.12.03: probably 5 in the Schools.]


Friday 7 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Briefing for research supervisors, group leaders, and administrators', 12.30 p.m. (see information above).


Monday 10 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 12.30 p.m.; `Heads of department and chairmen of boards: "Directions" seminar', 1 p.m.; and `Inducting staff', 12.45 p.m. (see information above).

THE HON. GARETH EVANS (formerly Foreign Minister of Australia): `When is it right to fight? Rethinking the jurisprudence of military force' (Cyril Foster Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.


Thursday 13 May

DR ANDREW LAIRD: `Recognising Virgil' (Don Fowler Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PETER SLUGLETT: `Whose sacred trust? Some reflections on the implementation and legacy of the British and French Mandates in the Middle East' (first of two Leonard Stein Lectures), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (second lecture on 20 May).