Oxford University Gazette: 11 November 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 135, No. 4713: 11 November 2004

Note: due to the requirements of the Data Protection Act, some elements of the printed Gazette are not reproduced in the Web Gazette.

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Courtes, N.Y.F., Oriel

Domene-Nunez, C., Faculty of Physical Sciences

Frenz, M.G., St Cross

Green, E.F.P.B., MA, St Benet's Hall

Hawari, M.K., Faculty of Oriental Studies

Kao, R.R., Linacre

Kleppe, A.K., D.Phil., Linacre

Knapp, S., Structural Genomics Consortium

Lukas, A., Balliol

Mathew, N.L., Jesus

Whittle, B.J.K., Lincoln

Wright, A., Lincoln

Wynn, T., Lincoln


DIVISIONAL BOARDS

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

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

  • CONGREGATION 16 November
    • Notice of cancellation
    • 1 Declaration of approval of Resolutions authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund
    • 2 Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

CONGREGATION 16 November

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 resolutions carried and the retiring Vice-Chancellor's Oration presented without a meeting under the provisions of Sect. 7 (1) of Statute IV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 100).


1 Declaration of approval of Resolutions authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

(i) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund know as Bodleian Fund B, a sum of up to £25k as a contribution towards the cost of work on cataloguing the Abinger papers.

(ii) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund known as the Unearmarked Fund the sum of up to £15k for the same purpose.


2 Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration

The Oration delivered by the retiring Vice-Chancellor on 5 October 2004 will be presented.

GENERAL NOTICES

GUIDELINES FOR LEAVE FOR ACADEMIC STAFF

1. Approval of applications for leave

All applications for leave from normal academic duties (sabbatical leave, leave to hold research awards, special leave, etc.) must be accompanied by a recommendation from the individual's department or faculty board, as appropriate, and must also be approved by the divisional board which now has the authority to grant leave.


2. Sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing obligations

The University's regulations in respect of sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing duties are set out in Council Regulations 4 of 2004. Application forms and advice on individuals' entitlement may be obtained from:

Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions and Continuing Education: Ms Haugen, 34 St Giles' (telephone: (2)70016, e-mail: ingunn.haugen@admin.ox.ac.uk);

Life and Environmental Sciences and Mathematical and Physical Sciences Divisions: Ms McEnhill, 9 Parks Road (telephone: (2)82588, e-mail: claire.mcenhill@admin.ox.ac.uk);

Medical Sciences Division: Ms Green, Medical Sciences Office, the John Radcliffe (telephone: (553) 21620, e-mail: carol.green@medsci.ox.ac.uk).

Completed application forms (signed by the head of department where appropriate) should be returned to the head of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences division or the divisional contact shown above, as appropriate, for processing and for faculty board/divisional board approval.


3. Sabbatical leave in advance of entitlement

In some circumstances individuals may wish to take leave for purposes covered by the sabbatical leave scheme at a time when they do not have sufficient sabbatical entitlement. Such circumstances might include an unrepeatable opportunity to pursue academic interests, or a need to undertake fieldwork for a period exceeding one year. In such cases leave could be granted in whole or in part as sabbatical leave in advance of entitlement if a good academic case could be demonstrated.


4. Applications for leave to hold some public offices

Applications for leave to accept an appointment in the public service of national or international importance are normally granted by the divisional board, provided that:

  • the purpose of the leave can be shown to be compatible with the academic interests of the department or faculty;
  • the department or faculty (and the college in the case of joint appointments) supports the application and is able to cover the individual's duties including examining and graduate supervision;
  • it is clear that the individual intends to return to university service after the period of leave.

Applications for leave to hold such offices should be made to the divisional secretary, faculty board secretary or other officer as notified locally.


5. Applications for certain research awards

Applications to national bodies of prestigious and competitive research awards (e.g. British Academy Research Readerships and Senior Research Fellowships, AHRB Research Leave awards, EPSRC Senior or Advanced Fellowships) are normally granted by the divisional board provided that the department or faculty (and the college in the case of joint appointments) supports the application and that appropriate arrangements can be made to cover the individual's duties, including examining and graduate supervision, should the application be successful. Completed application forms (including any annexes) should be forwarded to the divisional contact shown above, well before the closing date for processing and for divisional board approval. Applications from CUF lecturers are normally sent to the awarding body by the college (but must have divisional board approval beforehand); applications from other staff are normally forwarded to the awarding body by the divisional contact.


6. Applications for special unpaid leave

Applications for leave other than those outlined above may be considered as applications for special unpaid leave. Applications may be considered if they meet one or both of the following criteria: (i) providing academic benefit to the University; (ii) providing a career development opportunity for the individual, hence aiding staff retention.

Activities under these criteria might include visiting another institution to study specialised laboratory techniques, taking up a visiting lecturership or visiting professorship at a prestigious department abroad, an extended period of fieldwork etc.

In all cases, it is essential that the consent of the college (where appropriate) and of the department/faculty board is obtained before an application is made to the divisional board. In considering applications, colleges and departments/faculty boards must be satisfied that the proposed leave fits with their overall plans and objectives, and it must be clear that the individual's duties for the college and for the department/faculty, including examining and graduate supervision, can be covered satisfactorily. Divisional boards will consider applications both on their own merits and in the context of overall operational needs, and will not approve applications which are prejudicial to the teaching and research of the department/faculty or which are not supported by the applicant's college.

Occasionally applications are made for leave to enable an individual to accept a fixed-term appointment in another academic institution (other than routine visiting appointments held during sabbatical leave). In such instances the college and the department/faculty board would need to be satisfied that the application was in line with their overall plans and objectives, as above, and that all operational requirements could be covered satisfactorily, before the application was put to the divisional board. Applicants would normally be expected to give a commitment to return to Oxford after the period of leave. It should be noted that the longer the appointment at the other institution, the less likely it is that leave will be granted.

Leave will not be granted, except in the most truly exceptional circumstances, to enable an individual to decide whether to accept a permanent post elsewhere.

It is recognised that some offers are made to individuals at short notice. Given the fact that all members of the academic staff have clear obligations to the University and to their college under the terms of their contracts, no such offer should be accepted without the support of the college and the department/faculty and the explicit approval of the divisional board. It is essential, therefore, that any prospect of such an offer is discussed, in confidence, with the college and with the divisional secretary or faculty board secretary at the earliest opportunity so as to avoid delays, and the possibility of refusal, if a firm offer is then made at very short notice.

All applications for special unpaid leave should be made to the divisional secretary, faculty board secretary or other officer as notified locally, who will also be able to advise on the likelihood of success of any application on the university side; the college's consent in appropriate cases must be obtained before an application is put to the divisional board.


7. Special paid leave

Divisions may, if they wish, with the concurrence of the college in relevant cases, grant additional paid leave outside sabbatical entitlement, funded from their own resources, to enable staff to undertake projects of mutual benefit to the individual and the University. Examples might include asking a member of staff to concentrate for a term wholly on considering revised teaching patterns across a whole subject area; or permitting a member of staff to teach at another university for a term to foster inter-institutional links, possibly as part of an exchange arrangement.


8. Stipendiary arrangements

Sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing duties: leave will be granted with stipend (although it may be granted without stipend if taken for the purpose of holding a remunerated visiting appointment under 6 above).

Leave to hold a public office: leave will be granted without stipend.

Leave to hold a research award: the arrangements vary depending on the regulations governing the award, but it is normal for individuals holding such awards to continue to receive their usual university stipend, the awarding body either providing funds to make a replacement appointment or reimbursing the University for the individual's salary costs.

Special leave: leave will normally be granted without stipend, but see 7 above.


9. Implications for future entitlement to sabbatical leave or dispensation from CUF lecturing duties

Special leave does not count as qualifying service for the purposes of calculating future entitlement to sabbatical leave or dispensation from CUF lecturing duties. However it does not count against an individual's future entitlement. When special leave has been granted for the purposes of holding a public office or a research award, sabbatical leave is not normally granted in the period immediately preceding or following the period of special leave, although some flexibility may be exercised at the divisional board's discretion in respect of periods of special leave not exceeding one year, especially in connection with the holding of research awards.


COMPUTING SERVICES

Academic Computing Development Team: Call for Proposals

The Academic Computing Development Team is a centrally funded group which collaborates with individuals and departments to develop high-quality technology-based resources. The ACDT's approach is successfully to enhance traditional teaching at the University through the use of IT, blending the best of both old and new.

In keeping with the University Teaching and Learning Strategy, which strongly encourages staff to use IT in teaching and learning `where it adds real value', the ACDT runs a biannual application process for staff and departments to propose their own ideas for development. Projects may range in size from provision of advice on planning an IT project to the design and development of a whole system, and they may involve more than one partner including academic, library, museum, and support staff. For this call the ACDT encourages applicants who wish to begin projects with a start date of March 2005 or September 2005.

Applications are invited for projects in the following areas: Collaboration in Teaching and Learning—projects in this category are related to teaching and/or the support of teaching, and will address the needs of more than one academic department or division. They may be based in a cross-disciplinary academic area or transferable skills development. Alternatively, they may be about the creation or further development of a generic tool (including improvements to the VLE, WebLearn).

Local Teaching Innovation—individual staff and departments are encouraged to submit their ideas for teaching and learning related projects. These can be grounded in specific subject areas, or may have a more general focus.

Research and Outreach—projects to publish or facilitate research online are encouraged in this category. Projects with an outreach element such as museum and schools liaison work are also welcomed.

Successful applicants will receive full support from the team to enable the development of the proposed initiative or resource. Depending on the nature of the project, this support may include: programming/technical development of a digital resource; research and feasibility studies; graphic and interface design, investigation of appropriate technical solutions; evaluation, assistance with legal and infrastructure issues (e.g. copyright, accessibility, choice of server platforms), advice on e-learning pedagogy, and project management.

Full details of the call and how to apply are available at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/acdt/. The closing date for proposals is 21 December.

Completed forms and general enquiries regarding the proposal process should be directed to Sophie Clarke, ACDT Project Manager, Academic Computing Development Team, OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN (telephone: (2)83428, e-mail: acdt@oucs.ox.ac.uk).

Those who are interested in submitting a proposal, but for whom the closing date above may present a difficulty, should contact Ms Clarke to discuss the matter.


APPOINTMENTS

SOCIAL SCIENCES BOARD

The Social Sciences Board has appointed PROFESSOR E. MCKENDRICK, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall and Professor of English Private Law, to the chairmanship of the Faculty of Law for one year from 1 October 2004.


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Computer Science upon PROFESSOR RICHARD BRENT for a period of three years from 1 March 2005, on which date Professor Brent takes up a five-year Federation Fellowship at the Australian National University.

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion

PROFESSOR BRIAN LEFTOW will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 15 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `A truly ontological argument.'


Professor of Poetry

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Many voices---1. From the French.'


Professor of Environmental Science

PROFESSOR DIANA LIVERMAN will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Environment and the Americas.'


ROMANES LECTURE

THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the Examination Schools.

Admission will be by ticket only. Tickets may be obtained from the reception desk of the Examination Schools, or by sending a self-addressed envelope to the Vice-Chancellor's Office, University Offices, Wellington Square.

Subject: `Religious lives.'


HARMSWORTH LECTURE

PROFESSOR J.H. SILBEY will deliver the Harmsworth Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The party of Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln and the emergence of the Republican Party before the Civil War.'


CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

TONY HARRISON, poet and playwright, will talk about his work at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. Mr Harrison's versions of Greek drama include The Oresteia (National Theatre, 1981), The Trackers of Oxyrhynchus (Delphi, 1988, National Theatre, 1990), and Hecuba (forthcoming RSC, with Vanessa Redgrave). The discussion will be followed by wine and refreshments. All members of the University are welcome.

For further information, contact the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (telephone Oxford (2)88210, e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk, Web site: www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk).


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR PETER J. FRIEND, Professor of Transplantation, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in Lecture Room 3, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject: `Isolated extra-corporeal organ perfusion: opportunities and challenges.'


MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

The Galician-Portuguese Lyric

This study-day, arranged by the Sub-faculty of Portuguese, will be held on Friday, 19 November, 10.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Music Room, St Peter's College.

As seating is limited, those wishing to attend should register with Jane Taylor, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (e-mail: jane.taylor@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk). Lunch is available at a cost of £8 per person, booked in advance (by cheque payable to St Peter's College).

Convener: Dr Stephen Parkinson.

DR PARKINSON
10.45 a.m.: Welcome and introduction.


First session, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.

RIP COHEN, Lisbon and Johns Hopkins: ` "Hello, Honey!" The pragmatics of greeting in the Cantiga d'Amigo.'

JANE WHETNALL: `Beside the seaside or all at sea? Where is the speaker in Roy Fernandez's "Quand' eu vejo las ondas"?'

PAT ODBER DE BAUBETA: `Translating the medieval lyric.'


Second session, 2–4 p.m.

DR PARKINSON: `Cantigas United: keeping the Cantigas de Santa Maria in the Lírica Galego-Portuguesa.'

DEIRDRE JACKSON: `Text and image in the Cantigas de Santa Maria.'

MANUEL PEDRO FERREIRA, Nova de Lisboa: `Como se cantavam as cantigas.'


Third session, 4.30–5.30 p.m.

Translation, commentary, and performance: the Cantigas de Amigo and the Cantigas de Santa Maria performed by SARA STOWE, with commentaries and discussion.


MODERN HISTORY, MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Anglo-Portuguese relations and the Empire

This workshop will be held on Monday, 6 December, in the Modern History Faculty Building.

Each presentation will be followed by a period of discussion. Further information may be obtained from the Portuguese Studies Centre (telephone: (2)86880, e-mail: clpic- oxford@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Dr Teresa Pinto Coehlo, Director, Instituto Camoes Centre for Portuguese Studies, and Professor T.J. Earle.

DR COELHO and PROFESSOR EARLE
10 a.m.: opening.

DR COELHO
10.20 a.m.: `Jaime Batalha Reis and Anglo-Portuguese relations in East Africa in late nineteenth-century Britain.'

RUI RAMOS, Institute for Social Sciences, University of Lisbon
11.50 a.m.: `Nation-building and the evanescence of empire: colonial and post-colonial discourses in contemporary Portugal (nineteenth to twentieth centuries).'

MALYN NEWITT, Charles Boxer Professor of Portuguese History, King's College, London
2.30 p.m.: `Anglo-Portuguese relations in East Africa, 1875–1916.'

DAVID CORKILL, Manchester Metropolitan University
3.40 p.m.: `Commemorating empire during a time of war: the Exposiçao do Mundo Português, Lisbon 1940.'

PEDRO OLIVEIRA, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
5.20 p.m.: `Great Britain and the Portuguese colonial problem, 1945–74.'


ORIENTAL STUDIES

DR DENNIS FLYNN, Professor of Economics, University of the Pacific, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in Lecture Room 2, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Dr J.B. Lewis.

Subject: `Globalisation's sixteenth-century birth.'


ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

The United States and global human rights

This three-day international conference will be held from Thursday, 11 November, to Saturday, 13 November inclusive, in the Rothermere American Institute.

Speakers include: MICHAEL IGNATIEFF, Director of the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Harvard; GAY MCDOUGALL, Executive Director, Global Rights; MARY KING, Rothermer American Institute; AND ZYGMUNT BAUMAN, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, University of Leeds.

Advance registration is required. Registration forms are available at www.rai.ox.ac.uk or from Cheryl Hudson (e- mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).


Transatlantic Dialogue in Public Policy

SUZI LEATHER, Chair, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and KIRSTEN MOORE, President, the Reproductive Health Technologies Project, Washington, DC, will speak at the meeting to be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Rothermere American Institute. The meeting will be chaired by Ann Furedi, Chief Executive, the British Pregnancy Advisory Service.

Subject: `Designing babies? Regulating reproductive health.'


RAI Lecture

LESTER FRIEDMAN, Northwestern University, will deliver the RAI Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 November, in the Rothermere American Institute.

Subject: `Citizen Spielberg: the shaping and reflection of American culture in Steven Spielberg's cinema.'


ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

John Berger Lecture

DR CHARLES SAUMAREZ SMITH, Director, the National Gallery, will deliver the John Berger Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Headley Lecture Theatre of the Ashmolean Museum. The John Berger Lectures take place on an occasional basis and focus on various aspects of art history.

Subject: `Felix Slade.'

Dr Saumarez Smith will investigate the character and scholarly interests of Felix Slade, whose will not only established the two series of lectures which bear his name at Oxford and Cambridge, but also led to the establishment of the Slade School of Art at University College, London.


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

HECTOR SANTS, Financial Services Authority, will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Rhodes Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. Tea and coffee will be served from 5.20 p.m., and a reception will be held after the lecture at 6.45 p.m.

Subject: `Regulating the City of London—the concept and the practice.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

TREVOR PHILLIPS, Chairman, Commission for Racial Equality, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 16 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Why Muslims will make Britain a better place.'


THE RT. HON. LORD ASHDOWN, High Representative and EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Balkans, Europe, and Islam.'


PROFESSOR FRANCIS ROBINSON, Royal Holloway College, University of London, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `The creativity of South Asian Ulama since 1800 and its significance.'


MAISON FRANÇAISE

Debate: the war for Muslim minds: Islam and the West

GILLES KEPEL, CERI-Sciences Po, Paris, and SAMI ZUBEIDA, Birkbeck College, London, will debate at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November, in the Maison Française. The event is organised in conjunction with the Middle East Centre, St Antony's College, and will be chaired by Dr Walter Armbrust, Director of the Middle East Centre. Advance booking is not required.


Lecture

JEAN-CLAUDE SCHMITT, EHESS, Paris, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Maison Française. The event is organised in conjunction with the Faculty of Modern History, and will be chaired by Alexander Murray, University College.

Subject: `Social rhythms in the Middle Ages.'


CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Socio-legal approaches to law and development: additional seminar

PROFESSOR WILLIAM TWINING, UCL, will give a seminar at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 15 November, in Seminar Room D, the Manor Road Building. The seminar is additional to the Centre's Michaelmas Term programme.

Subject: `Diffusion of law: a global perspective.'


DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Florence Nightingale Lectures

In celebration of the speaker's eightieth birthdy

SIR DAVID COX, FRS, will deliver a Florence Nightingale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Room, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Public policy to particle physics: statistics in the twenty-first century.'


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Oliver Smithies Lectures

Modelling and simulation issues in computational cell biology

PROFESSOR KEVIN BURRAGE, University of Queensland, will deliver the second series of Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

24 Nov.: `Overview.'

1 Dec.: `Stochastic modelling and simulation.'


MANSFIELD COLLEGE AND BALLIOL COLLEGE

Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR T. GARTON ASH will deliver the Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 November, in the chapel, Mansfield College.

Subject: `Are there moral foundations of European power?'


NEW COLLEGE

Alec Roche Lecture in Public International Law

SIR ARTHUR WATTS, QC, formerly Legal Adviser, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, will deliver the fourth Alec Roche Lecture in Public International Law at 5.15 p.m. on Monday, 15 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `International law for the twenty-first century.'


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Middle East Centre

King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture

DR SALEH MALIK, Member of the Saudi Shura Council, Founder and President of the Social Research and Development Centre, Riyadh, will deliver the second King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `The Shura Council experiment in Saudi Arabia.'

Lecture

LORD BUTLER, Master of University College, will lecture at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Oxford Chabad Society (telephone: Oxford 200158 or e-mail: oxfordchabad@aol.com).

Subject: `The reasons for the 2003 Iraq war.'


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture

DR DAVID ACHESON will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The lecture is sponsored by the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering.

Subject: `1089 and All That.'


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

St John's College Research Centre

PROFESSOR RONALD BUSH and DR DAVID TEN EYCK will speak at a workshop to be held in the Seminar Room of the Centre on Saturday, 20 November, 2.30–5 p.m. Those wishing to attend should e-mail: research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Editing Ezra Pound's Pisan Cantos: a workshop.'

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BY-ELECTION TO DIVISIONAL BOARD

Medical Sciences Board

On Thursday, 11 November, the following was duly elected as a member of the Medical Sciences Board for three years from Michaelmas Term 2004 (from among the members of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences and the Sub-faculty of Psychology):

PROFESSOR J.C. ELLORY, MA, D.SC., Fellow of Corpus Christi


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Social Sciences Board will come into effect on 26 November.

Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Phil. in Development Studies

With effect from 1 October 2004

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 568, ll. 27--8, delete `Inter-faculty Committee for Queen Elizabeth House' and substitute `International Development, Queen Elizabeth House'.

2 Ibid., p. 585, l. 15, l. 17, l. 21, l. 25, l. 31, delete `Area and'.

3 Ibid., p. 586, l. 16, delete `Area and'.

4 Ibid., l. 17, delete `inter-faculty'.

5 Ibid., l. 39, delete `Area and'.

6 Ibid., p. 587, l. 3, delete `Area and'.

7 Ibid., p. 590, l. 6, delete `Area and'.


(b) Special Regulations of the Divisional and Faculty Boards

With effect from 1 October 2004

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 950, l. 7, delete `AREA AND'.

2 Ibid., p. 951, l. 7, delete `Area and'.

3 Ibid., l. 37, delete `Area and'.


(c) Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies

With effect from 1 October 2004

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 1081, l. 5, delete `Area and'.

2 Ibid., l. 11, delete `Area and'.

3 Ibid., p. 1082, l. 21, delete `Area and'.


(d) Certificate in Diplomatic Studies

With effect from 1 October 2004

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 1082, l. 36, l. 41, l. 44, delete `Area and'.

2 Ibid., p. 1083, l. 13, l. 14, delete `Area and'.


(e) M.Phil. in Latin American Studies

With effect from 1 October 2004

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 569, ll. 4--5, delete `Area and Development Studies Committee', and substitute `School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies'.


(f) M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies

With effect from 1 October 2004

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 569, ll. 19--20, , delete `Area and Development Studies Committee', and substitute `School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies'.

2 Ibid., p. 655, l. 37, delete `Area Studies Committee' and substitute `School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies'.

3 Ibid., p. 656, l. 15, l. 24, delete `Area Studies Committee', and substitute `School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies'.

4 Ibid., p. 657, l. 40, delete `Area Studies Committee', and substitute `School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies'.


(g) M.Sc. in Latin American Studies

With effect from 1 October 2004

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 754, l. 15, delete `Area and Development Studies' and substitute `School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies'.


(h) M.Sc. in Public Policy in Latin America

With effect from 1 October 2004

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 754, ll. 39--40, delete `Area and Development Studies Committee' and substitute `School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies'.

OBITUARIES

Hertford College

WILLIAM STAFFORD ATKINSON, 25 August 2004; commoner 1936; Founder Chairman, the Hertford Society. Aged 86.


Magdalen College

DAVID ANTONY HOWELL, 17 August 2004; exhibitioner 1946–50. Aged 76.

JOHN KENNETH HYLTON, date of death unknown; commoner 1969–71, exhibitioner 1971–2.

KENNETH ROY KIRTON, 1 September 2004; commoner 1948–51. Aged 76.

RICHARD PETER GEORGE WHELDON, June 2004; commoner 1976–80. Aged 45.


St Hugh's College

MRS MARGARET PRICE DAVIES (née Holt), 11 October 2004; Modern History 1929. Aged 93.

MRS PATRICIA HELEN VAUGHAN EVANS (née Lawrence), 16 October 2004; Modern History 1931. Aged 91.

MRS WINIFRED MAY MACDONALD LEVSON (née Troup), 7 October 2004; Geography 1930. Aged 93.

MRS RUTH HASLEWOOD PIERCY (née Learoyd), 21 October 2004; Modern Languages 1923. Aged 101.


NOTICE

St John's College

Opening of collection of medieval vestments

The college intends to open to the public its collection of medieval vestments on Saturday, 27 November, 2–5 p.m. The collection is displayed in the Garden Quadrangle and entrance, free of charge, will be via the Parks Road Lodge or the Main Lodge.

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 10.30 a.m.–12 noon except for two weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0–4 years) meet every Friday in term 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks, garden trips and a visit to an antique centre. Second-hand items can be bought on Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m.–12 noon from the equipment room. Visit our website: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

A Christmas Fair will be held in the Clubrooms on Wed., 24 Nov., starting at 10.30am. Please support this event and bring your friends.


Society for Graduates

The following meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. 12 Nov., Dr D. Lowry, Cecil Rhodes: man and myth; 19 Nov., K. Burras, Plant hunting in Southern Africa; 26 Nov., C. Gott, The Witney Woollen Industry; 3 Dec., Dr M. Blythe, The life and legacy of Archie Cochraine: champion of safer and fairer medicine; 10 Dec., Christmas Dinner. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.


Oxford University Society Travel Programme 2005

The OUS Travel Programme 2005 has launched! Experience new places, enrich your knowledge and enjoy the company of other like-minded alumni. Most trips are accompanied by an expert Oxford scholar. You will be making a valuable contribution to OUS, as tour operators make a donation to us for each Oxonian traveller. For more information, please contact Cathy Tennent. Email: cathy.tennent@ousoc.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 288087. Alternatively, see our website: www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/travel.


Science for Gardeners Lecture Series

The following lectures are held on Mondays at 8 p.m. in the Margaret Thatcher Centre at Somerville College. They aim to introduce gardeners to cutting edge scientific research from the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. 15 Nov., Dr C. Hughes, Suicide or murder? A plant pathologist's casebook; 29 Nov., Dr G. Preston, Bastards in the borders: hybridisation in horticulture; 13 Dec., Dr S. Harris, tba. Tickets £7 per lecture (incl. coffee) or £32 for the series. For bookings please contact The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, 01865 286690 or email postmaster@botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk.


Lecture

Meco Monthly Lecture. Professor James Piscatori, Wadham College and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, will talk and lead an informed discussion on `Reform and Renewal in Contemporary Islam' at 3 p.m., on Sun., 21 Nov. at the Summertown Hall, (corner Banbury & Portland Roads, North Oxford). All faiths welcome. Refreshments served. For details: Email: info@meco.org.uk Tel: (01865) 766032 / 424531.


Concert

Sat., 27 Nov. at 7.30 p.m., Oxford Town Hall. The Oxford Harmonic Society and the Orchestra of Stowe Opera present: Vaughan Williams—A Sea Symphony (soloists: Patrizia Kwella, soprano; Christopher Parke, baritone), and Elgar—Sea Pictures (soloist: Sophia Grech, mezzo soprano). Conductor: Robert Secret. Disabled access provided, and a limited number of large-print programmes available. Tickets: £12/£10 (conc. £10/£8) from Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or on the door.


St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

The Art of Writing: 18 Nov., Working with three prime ministers and the rest of the world, Douglas Hurd; 25 Nov., Writing the story of a life, Shirley du Boulay; 2 Dec., Speedy's dog: poetry and place, Henry Shukman; 9 Dec., Writing, reading: escape or engagement?, Tim Pears. The talks will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. www.st-giles-church.org.


Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. 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.


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.


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.


Personal Training Services

One of the highest qualified exercise and nutritional consultants/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, injury and rehabilitation and performance, from total novice levels to advanced, regardless of sex, age or physical limitations. Web site: www.alangordon-health.co.uk.


Services Offered

Marshall & Galpin Solicitors, Family Department. We are an established Oxfordshire private client firm with offices in Oxford, Thame and Abingdon. We have seven specialist family lawyers who advise on a wide range of issues: divorce and separation, children, financial agreements on divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitee disputes, separation agreements and pensions. Our lawyers are members of the Solicitors Family Law Association. Two members of the team are Deputy District Judges and three are trained mediators. We offer a range of competitive rates and a short free initial interview. French, Spanish and Italian spoken. Other services provided by the firm include property adviceconveyancing, wills & probate, personal injury & medical negligence, employment and businesscommercial. For further information visit our web site at: www.marshallgalpin.com or contact Mary Wakem on 01865 792300 (Oxford), Simon Bassett on 01235 555345 (Abingdon), James Stonham 01844 261966 (Thame).

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656. Email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

Want to go broadband and don't know how? Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? We can put you on the Internet safely or do that little upgrade to your system. We have lots of experience of the Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call MCC on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.


Tuition Offered

The Nursery School at Rye St Antony School. For children aged 3–5 years. High adult- child ratio; exceptional environment for creative learning; set in idyllic wooden grounds; early years grant for all 3- and 4-year olds; glowing Ofsted report. For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact: Rye St Antony School, Pullen's Lane, Oxford OX3 0BY. Tel.: 01865 762802. Fax: 01865 763611. Email: info@ryestantony.co.uk.

Training in Public Speaking/Presentations. One-day course in Oxford on Sat., 20 Nov. Learn to present yourself and your ideas so that you make a good impression every time. The day will be dedicated to improving your speaking skills. The maximum number of participants is six. For more details tel. 01865 437232 or check my website: www.speakconfidently.com.


Situations Vacant

All Saints' Church, Didcot. We would welcome an organist to join a flexible rota for accompanying the hymns, communion setting and anthem on average one Sunday per month, plus the previous Friday evening choir practice. £400 p.a.; extra visits pro rata. Organ enlarged by David Wells, 2001. Details from the Director of Music, Dr Robin Rees, 01235 527905. Email: robin@herald.ox.ac.uk.


Houses to Let

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

Architect's Spelsbury bungalow, bought for its beautiful views and quiet end of lane position, converted from 3-bedroom to 1 to create very large living and dining areas; en suite WC, basin and walk-in wardrobe for bedroom; 5 French windows open onto terrace and rolling farmland towards Wychwood forest; kitchen with new cooker, fridge, washing machine; 2nd WC and basin in bathroom off hall; large storage cupboards; warm air c.h.; natural wood and white walls throughout; fully furnished; new large 24ft pyramidal conservatory with surrounding banquette seating—seats 12! Garden, parking, 1½ miles to BR station. £145 p.w. Tel.: 0207 7369744 or 07890289697.

Marston. Attractive, furnished, 4-bedroom semi-detached house in quiet cul-de-sac. Three sitting rooms, kitchen, upstairs bathroom, downstairs wc, g.c.h., all appliances. Lovely large garden and remote-control garage. Would suit visiting academic family. Five min. cycle to JR Hospital and 10 min. to city centre. Available for 1 year or longer from Dec. £950 p.c.m. plus bills. No smoking/pets, please. (Pictures of house also available). Contact: hui.liao@talk21.com/.

Central North Oxford. Considerate tenants sought for Victorian 2 ½-bedroom house in desirable street within walking distance of all colleges, city centre, bus and train stations. Available from late Jan./early Feb. to end Aug. 05. Rent moderate (incl. all bills and council tax) in return for very occasional attention to low maintenance garden and 3 indoor plants., Would suit academic couple or two postgraduates. £850 p.m. No smokers or pets. Reference required. Please telephone/fax 01865 516142, preferably between 9–10 a.m. or 6–7 p.m.

Central North Oxford. Unique architect-designed mews house available immediately. In quiet lane off North Parade. Open sitting/dining room. Kitchen including dishwasher. First bedroom and second bedroom/study. Bathroom with bath and separate shower. Fully furnished to very high standard of comfort and style. G.c.h. with environmentally efficient boiler. Broadband internet access included. Perfect for academics/professionals. No pets/no smoking. Twelve months minimum. £1,500 p.c.m. Please call 01865 864959 and leave a message if the answer phone is on.

Central Oxford, Rewley Park. Modern 2-bedroom terrace house adjacent to the Saïd Business School and within easy walk of the University and city centre. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac near train station. Small garden with patio. Fully-furnished and equipped to a high standard, carpeted throughout, g.c.h. Allocated parking. Available mid-December for a minimum of 6 months. £900 p.c.m. excl. council tax and utilities. Apply to Mr Macdonald or Dr Reynell. Tel.: 01865 421234. Email: macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

Central North Oxford. Comfortable two-bedroom terrace house with c.h. and pleasant garden. Large living room, small study, cloakroom, and well-equipped kitchen on ground floor and 2 bedrooms and bathroom on first floor. Suitable visiting academics. One or two persons only. Available from 8 Jan. to mid-July 2005 (exact dates negotiable). Contact Mrs. Ockenden on 01865 512747 or email rosaleen@community.co.uk.

North Oxford . Fully-furnished three bedroom house with garage and sheltered garden available for tenancy. On bus route to city centre. One year or more from end Sept. £995 p.c.m. Please call 01865 243216 or 01865 515547.

Central Summertown. Spacious 3-bedroom lodge house with picture windows and views over playing fields. Newly upgraded with high quality kitchen and bathroom. Off-street parking for one car. £1,100 p.c.m. Available immediately. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011. Reference: 2869. www.finders.co.uk.

Wadham Park, Marston. Convenient, comfortable and quiet furnished 2-bedroom house. Ten min. from University science area, city centre, John Radcliffe Hospital and Brookes University. Newly-fitted kitchen, gardens front and rear, parking space. Ideal for young family or professional couple. £795 p.c.m. Available end of Oct. Tel.: 01865 552855. Email: LEONORAPITT@hotmail.com.

Headington. Beautiful detached fully-furnished family home available for 5 months, Aug.–Dec. 2005 (negotiable) while family takes sabbatical in Australia. Family room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, study, conservatory, 4/5 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, bathroom, large mature garden, off-street parking. Popular, friendly, quiet street near good schools. Easy access to local shops, hospitals, Oxford Brookes, city centre. Would consider house-swap with Sydney-based family. No smoking. Email: pfr@astro.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 308356.


Flats to Let

North Oxford . Modern furnished flat on second (top) floor of purpose-built block in Osberton Road, Summertown. Fully furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, etc. Washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, g.c.h., shower, garage, and garden use. Living room and two double bedrooms. Available now to non-smokers. £800 p.c.m. for a one-year lease with possibility of renewal. Email: binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk.

Oxford city centre. A modern, bright, 2-bedroom top floor flat. Convenient but quiet area, walk to station, shops and University. Parking if required. Initial 3-month period. £860 p.m. Please phone 01865 735406.

Central Oxford, Albion Place. One-bedroom flat available for short-term let. Fully-furnished and equipped, very convenient for city centre (Christ Church 2 min. walk, Carfax 5 min. walk). From £875 p.c.m. depending on length of stay (incl. bills and broadband, excl. telephone calls). Available mid-Dec. Tel.: 07977 518507. http://flatcentraloxford.blogspot.com.

Summertown. Newly upgraded 2-bedroom apartment in this central location. The apartment has a balcony from the living room, which enjoys far-reaching views. Off-street parking for one car and within walking distance of Summertown shops and amenities. £875 p.c.m. Available immediately. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011. Reference 2446. www.finders.co.uk.

Walton Crescent. Rarely available and unusual apartment within walking distance of the University departments. The apartment is newly converted and has a conservatory and private rear garden. £875 p.c.m. Available immediately. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011. Reference 2967. www.finders.co.uk.

North Oxford . Excellent value 2-bedroom apartment with balcony overlooking the park. Garage included. Available immediately. Contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011. Reference 1825. www.finders.co.uk.

Iffley. Garden flat on the river with a spectacular outlook. Large sitting room, double bedroom, walk-in closet, kitchen and shower/wc room. Available Jan. 2005 for four months. £600 p.c.m. incl. Contact: 01865 775895.


Accommodation Offered

Attractive and quiet B&B. One minute to bus stop, close to river walks. £40 per night/£60 double; 15% discount for full week. Tel.: 01865 770501.

Comfortable rooms in convenient North Oxford. Only £60 p.w. per person or £95 p.w. for two. Tel. 01865 511657. Email: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay lets from 1 week up to several months. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short-term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, relocation purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. For more information, please contact us on tel: 0870 1602325, fax: 0870 1602327, email: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk or visit our website at www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

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.

Central North Oxford. Writer looking for lodger for decent-sized room in quiet, warm, dry house with en suite bathroom. Large fitted cupboards, desk and drawers, good lights, armchair, digital channel TV. Washing/drying facilities. Bed linen provided. Use of new kitchen, breakfast provided. Use of living room and pretty garden on canal when owner away. Suit quiet, responsible n-s professional/researcher/academic.Tel.: 01865 513281.

House sit. Responsible n-s person sought for North Oxford house over Christmas (16 Dec.–10 Jan.). Would suit graduate student. No rental or utilities charge, individual telephone calls will be charged. Tel.: 01865 553617 (after 8 p.m. or weekends).

Academic host family in leafy Jericho welcomes academics and visitors to Oxford for short and long stays. Walking distance to town centre, colleges, museums, University Parks, and Port Meadow. Fashionable shops, restaurants, and an art cinema around the corner. Sunny single room with tea/coffee-making facilities, TV and video recorder, c.h. Bike with basket for moderate lease. Fine continental breakfast. Tel.: (+44) (0)1865 559247. Email: oxfordvisit@hotmail.com.

Rooms to rent in well-located North Oxford House. Two single rooms in family home available to rent with large shared kitchen, bathroom, and good sized garden. Quiet, residential location off Banbury Road, within minutes of bus stops into city centre. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 559544 (after office hours).

Central Oxford. Looking for one graduate student to share 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom flat. Clean, quiet, river view. Bicycle available. Contact jtteigeler@aol.com. Tel.: 07979750073.


Office Accommodation

North Oxford , 800 yards from St Giles. A complex of four rooms (garden bungalow) incl. an annexe in detached premises off the Woodstock Road. Separate entrance, with all facilities. Computer and fax input, BT telephone, car parking, c.h. and hot/cold water. Total alarmed security. Five star interior and exterior appearance. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 51 11 11.


Self-catering Apartments

Fully-furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 min. from Oxford city centre. Suitable 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 Sought

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

Mature, 40-year old D.Phil. student seeking accommodation from Jan. 2005. One-year lease preferred, but will consider shorter periods of tenancy. Ideally looking to care for the property of an academic who is taking sabbatical or study leave. Non-smoker; references available. Tel.: 07876 353514.

Vancouver (Burnaby), B.C. Professor looking for house exchange in Oxford from Aug. 2005–Aug. 2006. Lovely home amongst garden, trees. Ten minutes to shops; 30 min. to Stanley Park, English Bay; 40 min. to Simon Fraser University or University of British Columbia. Five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, music room, sunroom, rec. room, gym, 3 balconies, gazebo. Prefer home/car exchange but will consider renting. Contact: Dr Paul Smith. Email: wittsend@shaw.ca.


Holiday Lets

Naples, Florida: rent our beautiful 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house, on the Gulf Coast, in southwest Florida. This spacious home is located on one of the best private golf courses in the area. The house sleeps up to 8 people, has a huge south-facing heated swimming pool, and comes fully furnished and equipped. The house is available all year round from £800 p.w. (minimum 2-week let, discount for longer lets), Tel. Mark on: 07802 754154. E-mail: mark@bayrock.co.uk. Web site: www.golf-in-naples.com.

Deepest SW France. Relax in one of our three privately owned luxuriously renovated farmhouses with large, secluded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, own heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks for 6, 8 or 10. Contact Marion on 01865 554122 or email marion@hidden-sw-france.com. Further details on www.hidden-sw-france.com.

Apulia (Italy). Seventeenth century restored `trulli' on charming hills, views of vineyard and Mediterranean woods, set in area of geological, historical and architectural interest. Ten min. from picturesque town of Alberobello, 10 min. from the sea. Ideal for lively and inspirational holiday. B&B in fully-furnished flat equipped with antique Italian pieces. Minibar, Sat. TV. Discounts available for long lets. Daily direct flights from London to Bari or Brindisi. Website with images of the interiors: www.vignaledipirro.com.

Tuscany. Have a memorable stay in the luxury Villa Bellosguardo, the place of your dreams: magnificent panorama terrace on to Chiusi and Trasimeno lakes and Tuscan and Umbrian hills; high class furniture, gorgeous garden and park, large heat pool, children's pool. It's ideal for your unforgettable Italian holiday. Email bellosguardo@tuscanyandworld.com or call 0039 3287133951. Website: www.villabellosguardo.com.

Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy. Tasteful villa in rural village of San Pantaleo on the North Eastern coast of Sardinia, suitable for 2–6 people. Beautiful mountain views over the Roche Sarde from house and garden. Three double bedrooms (2 double beds, 1 twin); balcony and large terrazzo for al fresco dining; deckchairs on terrace and garden; self-catering kitchen and spacious living room. Only 10 min. by car from Porto Cervo, world-renowned Pevero golf course and all major beaches. Close to wide range of activities (e.g. village market, restaurants, mountain trails, tennis, diving, riding, sailing and windsurfing schools). See http://www.sanpantaleo.co.uk. Email: margareta@sanpantaleo.co.uk. Tel.: 0039 078965413.


For Sale

Electric trouser press in very good condition, hardly used. £70 o.n.o., own collection. Please contact William Mennell on 01865 (2)77299 (work) or 01865 744132 (home).

SHAW PROFESSORSHIP OF CHINESE

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2005, or such later date as may be arranged. The professor will be a scholar of international distinction in any area or areas of specialisation in pre-Modern Chinese Studies, broadly conceived; will provide academic leadership in promoting and sustaining research and teaching within the Faculty of Oriental Studies; and will contribute fully to the development and delivery of the aims and objectives of the faculty. A non-stipendiary fellowship at University College is attached to the professorship.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70200). The closing date for applications is Monday, 10 January.


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

University Lecturership in Management Studies (Finance)

In association with Oriel College

The Saïd Business School seeks applications for the above post, starting 1 September 2005. Commensurate with rank, candidates should demonstrate excellence or potential excellence in research and teaching in the areas of corporate finance, asset pricing and investments or financial institutions. The University Lecturership is associated with a Tutorial Fellowship at Oriel College.

Candidates should have (or soon be expected to have) a Ph.D. or equivalent in finance, financial economics, economics, or mathematics. The school seeks candidates with a strong research orientation.

Candidates will be considered for the post on the basis of the selection criteria outlined in the further particulars. The further particulars and details of the method of application are available on or can be obtained from the Academic Recruitment Secretary, the Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1 HP (telephone: Oxford (2)88800, fax: (2)88810, e-mail: acvacs@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

The final closing date for applications has been extended to Wednesday, 12 January. Applications should be forwarded electronically to the above e-mail address. Three references are required and these should be forwarded directly by the applicant's referees to the e-mail address above by the same date. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Oren Sussman (telephone: (2)288926, e-mail: oren.sussman@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Candidates available for interview at the AFA meetings in Philadelphia (7–9 January 2005) should send their applications electronically by 13 December.


NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

Hanson Surgical Research Fellowship

Applications are invited from surgical trainees for the Hanson Surgical Research Fellowship in the Nuffield Department of Surgery. The fellowship is available for a two-year period commencing 1 March 2005.

The fellow will be expected to undertake original research in an area relevant to Quality Improvement in Surgery, leading if appropriate to a higher degree (MD or Ph.D. or equivalent). Previous experience or skills relevant to Risk Modelling and Prediction, Patient Safety, or Knowledge Management would be an advantage. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to continue with part-time training at a level appropriate to their previous experience and speciality choice during their tenure of the post, and would be encouraged to apply for the Sir Peter Morris Surgeon Scientist Program.

Further details and information may be obtained from Mr Peter McCulloch, Reader in Surgery (telephone: Oxford 228983, e-mail: peter.mcculloch@nds.ox.ac.uk).

Applications (five copies) by curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three referees, should be sent for the attention of Dr Stella Keeble, Research Administrator, Nuffield Department of Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU. Applications should be clearly marked with the reference code NDSA/172/04.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3 December.


GREEN COLLEGE

Joan and Richard Doll Clinical Tutorial Fellowship

Green College invites applications for an additional Tutorial Fellow who will be responsible, with others, for the provision of additional teaching to the ninety or so Clinical Medical Students who are members of the college. Appointment will be for two years initially and may be renewable. The fellowship will be available immediately after selection. It may be held in conjunction with another appointment, which need not necessarily be a tenured clinical appointment.

The successful applicant will possess enthusiasm for college-based teaching of medical students and will have access to a range of patients in Oxford. The college provides regular bedside tutorials (with the help of over twenty teaching associates), relevant evening seminars every week, and mock assessments for its clinical students. As well as delivering teaching personally, the fellow will be expected to help organise this ambitious programme. The Tutorial Fellow will work together with other Tutorial Fellows and with the other clinical Fellows who provide pastoral and academic support for the college. It is expected that the Tutorial Fellow will commit at least four to five hours per week on average to these responsibilities, though the loading in any single week is likely to be variable.

The Tutorial Fellowship is a non-governing body fellowship, which provides access to all college facilities, dining rights, and an honorarium of £2,250 per annum.

Application forms and further notes (including contact details of the other tutorial fellows) are available from the Warden's Secretary, Green College, Oxford OX2 6HG (telephone: Oxford (2)74775, e-mail: romola.coope@green.ox.ac.uk). They should be returned with a full curriculum vitae to the Warden, Green College, no later than 17 November.


MERTON COLLEGE

Fitzjames Research Fellowship in Mathematics

Merton College proposes to elect to a four-year Fitzjames Research Fellowship in Mathematics to commence in October 2005. This career development post will allow a promising academic at an early stage in his or her career to combine substantial support for research with the opportunity to develop skills in teaching and academic administration. The teaching commitment will be up to six hours per week in full term and the college is particularly seeking candidates able to teach Physical Applied Mathematics.

The stipend will be £22,023 per annum, and the fellow will be entitled to meals and accommodation in college (or a housing allowance) and other benefits.

Full details of the post, its conditions, and the application process are set out in the further particulars, which can be downloaded from htp://www.merton.ox.ac.uk">http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ or can be obtained from the Academic Recruitment Secretary, the Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1 HP (telephone: Oxford (2)88800, fax: (2)88810, e-mail: acvacs@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

The final closing date for applications has been extended to Wednesday, 12 January. Applications should be forwarded electronically to the above e-mail address. Three references are required and these should be forwarded directly by the applicant's referees to the e-mail address above by the same date. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Oren Sussman (telephone: (2)288926, e-mail: oren.sussman@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Candidates available for interview at the AFA meetings in Philadelphia (7–9 January 2005) should send their applications electronically by 13 December.


NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

Hanson Surgical Research Fellowship

Applications are invited from surgical trainees for the Hanson Surgical Research Fellowship in the Nuffield Department of Surgery. The fellowship is available for a two-year period commencing 1 March 2005.

The fellow will be expected to undertake original research in an area relevant to Quality Improvement in Surgery, leading if appropriate to a higher degree (MD or Ph.D. or equivalent). Previous experience or skills relevant to Risk Modelling and Prediction, Patient Safety, or Knowledge Management would be an advantage. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to continue with part-time training at a level appropriate to their previous experience and speciality choice during their tenure of the post, and would be encouraged to apply for the Sir Peter Morris Surgeon Scientist Program.

Further details and information may be obtained from Mr Peter McCulloch, Reader in Surgery (telephone: Oxford 228983, e-mail: peter.mcculloch@nds.ox.ac.uk).

Applications (five copies) by curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three referees, should be sent for the attention of Dr Stella Keeble, Research Administrator, Nuffield Department of Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU. Applications should be clearly marked with the reference code NDSA/172/04.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3 December.


GREEN COLLEGE

Joan and Richard Doll Clinical Tutorial Fellowship

Green College invites applications for an additional Tutorial Fellow who will be responsible, with others, for the provision of additional teaching to the ninety or so Clinical Medical Students who are members of the college. Appointment will be for two years initially and may be renewable. The fellowship will be available immediately after selection. It may be held in conjunction with another appointment, which need not necessarily be a tenured clinical appointment.

The successful applicant will possess enthusiasm for college-based teaching of medical students and will have access to a range of patients in Oxford. The college provides regular bedside tutorials (with the help of over twenty teaching associates), relevant evening seminars every week, and mock assessments for its clinical students. As well as delivering teaching personally, the fellow will be expected to help organise this ambitious programme. The Tutorial Fellow will work together with other Tutorial Fellows and with the other clinical Fellows who provide pastoral and academic support for the college. It is expected that the Tutorial Fellow will commit at least four to five hours per week on average to these responsibilities, though the loading in any single week is likely to be variable.

The Tutorial Fellowship is a non-governing body fellowship, which provides access to all college facilities, dining rights, and an honorarium of £2,250 per annum.

Application forms and further notes (including contact details of the other tutorial fellows) are available from the Warden's Secretary, Green College, Oxford OX2 6HG (telephone: Oxford (2)74775, e-mail: romola.coope@green.ox.ac.uk). They should be returned with a full curriculum vitae to the Warden, Green College, no later than 17 November.


MERTON COLLEGE

Fitzjames Research Fellowship in Mathematics

Merton College proposes to elect to a four-year Fitzjames Research Fellowship in Mathematics to commence in October 2005. This career development post will allow a promising academic at an early stage in his or her career to combine substantial support for research with the opportunity to develop skills in teaching and academic administration. The teaching commitment will be up to six hours per week in full term and the college is particularly seeking candidates able to teach Physical Applied Mathematics.

The stipend will be £22,023 per annum, and the fellow will be entitled to meals and accommodation in college (or a housing allowance) and other benefits.

Full details of the post, its conditions, and the application process are set out in the further particulars, which can be downloaded from htp://www.merton.ox.ac.uk, or, in case of difficulty, may be obtained 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 4 January 2005.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.


UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Professorship of Information Engineering (Cognitive Systems Engineering)

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Information Engineering invites applications from candidates whose research falls within the field of Cognitive Systems Engineering, broadly interpreted as the study of natural or artificial information processing systems, including those responsible for perception, learning, reasoning, decision-making, communication and action. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up appointment on 1 September 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The professor will be expected to contribute to the development of teaching and research in the department. There will also be strong encouragement to foster links with other faculties and departments in the area of neuroscience and related disciplines.

Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TT (e-mail: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application should be sent, together with details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, a publications list, and form PD18 with details of two referees, so as to reach him no later than Friday, 7 January 2005.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor Steve Young, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ (telephone: 01223 332752 e-mail: sjy@eng.cam.ac.uk).

Friday 12 November

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

SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER (Hambro Visiting Professor of Opera): `Purcell's Dido and Aeneas dissected' (two masterclasses on the characters from the opera), Holywell Music Room, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–5 p.m.

DR S. KINGSTON: `Postmodern publishing: digital transformations of text, author and publisher' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Teapots and teacups', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

L. RIVAL: `What can we know about sacrifice? Notes on the ritual killing of humans and gods in the Americas' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. BAILY: `The dutar of Herat: the transformation of an Afghan lute, 1950–65' (public lecture series: `Ethnomusicological studies of Muslim societies'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

JON SNOW: `Shooting history' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR G. STANSFIELD: `Iraqi nationalism or Iraqi nationalisms? Political identity in the new Iraq' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

J. DALEY, M.T. GIL-BAZO, and A. STONE-SWEET: `Immigration and borders' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR TONY PHELAN: `Brecht and the Julius Caesar business' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Lecture Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.


Sunday 14 November

THE VERY REVD DR IAIN TORRANCE preaches the Sermon for Remembrance Sunday, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 15 November

DR W. GEISSLER and DR R. PRINCE: `Growth: herbs, children, and the land in western Kenya' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Ethnobotany, fertility, and sexuality'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

P. CHAKRABARTI: `Hospital medicine in eighteenth-century India: the East India Company's establishment at Fort St George, Madras' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. LEFTOW (Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion): `A truly ontological argument' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR W. MCKAY: `Why parliamentary procedure matters' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR A. GRACHEV: `The rise and fall of the new political thinking' (Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Seminar: `Twenty years of political change: the USSR and Russia, 1985–2004'), the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

SIR ARTHUR WATTS, QC: `International law for the twenty-first century' (Alec Roche Lecture in Public International Law), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.15 p.m.

G. ORTIZ: `Overview and assessment after fifty years of collecting in a changing world' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Dining Hall, St Cross College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. STROHM: `Baroque oratorio and the poetics of the Passions' (seminar series: `The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. SMALLWOOD: `Ways of seeing and ways of reading: critical history, literature and the eighteenth-century satirical caricature' (interfaculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 1660þ1832'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5.15 p.m


Tuesday 16 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The building of Cockerell's Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

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

TREVOR PHILLIPS: `Why Muslims will make Britain a better place' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

SUZI LEATHER and KIRSTEN MOORE: `Designing babies? Regulating reproductive health' (Transatlantic Dialogue in Public Policy), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m. (chaired by Ann Furedi).

PROFESSOR A. SAPIR: `Europe as an economic power' (seminar series: `Europe: what kind of power?'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

DR A. GEAREY: `James Joyce's epiphanies of justice' (public lecture series: `Measure for measure: the idea of justice in literature, religion, and law'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. SCANLON: `Means and ends' (Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR K. SYLVA: `The EPPE research on the effects of pre-school education on children's development' (seminar series: `Promoting the well-being of children at risk of social exclusion'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F. HALLIDAY: `Post-national citizenship or international relations: a critical review of the legacies of cosmopolitanism and internationalism' (Political Theory and International Relations Seminar), Department of Politics, 5 p.m.

Z. SHALEV: `Early modern pilgrimages to the Holy Land' (Early Modern Europe Seminar), Modern History Research Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

B. JONCUS: `A star is born: Kitty Clive and female representation in eighteenth-century English musical theatre' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

DR C. SAUMAREZ SMITH: `Felix Slade' (John Berger Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 5.30 p.m.

DR S. BRODBECK: `Reflexive textology in the study of ancient India, with particular reference to the Mahabharata' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5.30 p.m.

HECTOR SANTS: `Regulating the City of London—the concept and the practice' (lecture), Rhodes Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5.45 p.m.


Wednesday 17 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Voice coaching' (all day) (see information above).

ORGAN RECITAL (Rupert Jeffcoat), Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Western painting', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

MAISON FRANÇAISE STUDY-DAY: `France and Algeria since 1945', Modern European History Research Centre (Radcliffe Infirmary), 2–7 p.m.

TONY HARRISON talks about his work, the Auditorium, Magdalen, 2.15 p.m. (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama meeting; enquiries to (2)88210, e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

LORD ASHDOWN: `The Balkans, Europe, and Islam' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D. ROMANO: `Whose house is this anyway? IDP and refugee return in post-Saddam Iraq' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS: `The UK and the laws of war' (Hudson Lecture), Schools, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public).

LORD BUTLER: `The reasons for the 2003 Iraq war' (lecture), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 8 p.m. (for further information: oxfordchabad@aol.com).

DR J. MIDDLEMAS: `The geber's correction in Lamentations 3 as proto-Midrash' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.


Thursday 18 November

DR M. HULME: `When does violence become acceptable? The gendered dynamics of tolerance in San Salvador' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The search for common ground: the role of women in conflict resolution'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Working for the University: opportunities and benefits', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR S. MCLEOD: `Learning from the histories of writing instruction in the United States: reflections on literacy in higher education' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), IAUL Seminar Room, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, tel.: (2)86824).

R. BRANCHE: `The French army and torture during the Algerian war (1954--62)' (lecture), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

DR SALEH MALIK: `The Shura Council experiment in Saudi Arabia' (King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

P. GILLIVER: `Unabridgeable, unmanageable, unworkable: William Craigie and his last OED crisis' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS: `Religious lives' (Romanes Lecture), Schools, 5.45 p.m. (admission by ticket only: tickets available from Reception, Examination Schools, or by sending a self-addressed envelope to the Vice-Chancellor's Office, University Offices, Wellington Square).

MICHAEL CLANCHY: `Ideals of lordship, homage, and honour in thirteenth-century England' (Oxford Medieval Society lecture), Garrard Room, Harris Manchester, 8.15 for 8.30 p.m.


Friday 19 November

CONFERENCE: `Spin, image and the media: political communication in France and Britain' (Maison Française, 10.30 a.m.–6 p.m.; continues tomorrow, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.).

DR S. TREMAYNE: `The use of new electronic communications by religious groups in Iran' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The art of the jeweller', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

E. GRIMAUD: `Why Hindu gods move in slow motion—ethnography of an automaton factory in Bombay' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR O. WRIGHT: `The "classical tradition" in modern Turkey' (public lecture series: `Ethnomusicological studies of Muslim societies'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. PIOUS: `The war on terror and presidential prerogative' (seminar series: `Power in American politics'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

DAVID HEATHCOAT-AMORY, PETER JAY, and TIM CONGDON: `Enlargement voting, competencies and tax' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR W. KHADDURI: `The Iraqi oil industry: challenges in political turmoil' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.