Oxford University Gazette: 12 December 2002

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4643: 12 December 2002

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University Acts

PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 27 December.

Professorship of Environmental Science

1 In Ch. III of Council Regulations 23 of 2002 (Statutes, 2002, p. 295, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1460, and subsequently redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, p. 1461), delete Sect. XXXIV, concerning the Environmental Change Institute, and renumber existing Sect. XXXV (p. 296, as renumbered) as Sect. XXXIV.

2 In Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 378, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new regulation 9 as follows and renumber existing regulations 9--10 as regulations 10--11:

`9. The Professor of Environmental Science shall be Director of an Institute for Environmental Change, established within the School of Geography and the Environment, and charged with organising and promoting collaborative interdisciplinary research on the nature, causes, and impact of environmental change.'

3 Ibid., SCHEDULE A (Statutes, 2000, p. 379, as redesignated), after `J.R.R. Tolkien Professor of English Language and Literature' insert:

`Professor of Environmental Science'.

4 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning individual professorships (p. 422, as redesignated), insert § 80:

`§ 80. Professor of Environmental Science

1. The Professor of Environmental Science shall undertake research in Environmental Science and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of: (1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any regulation in that behalf, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in paragraph (2) above;

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

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

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.'

[These changes establish as a separate post the Professorship of Environmental Science, which was previously associated with the Directorship of the Environmental Change Institute, while continuing to provide for the professor to be the director of the institute. At the same time opportunity is taken to delete the formal regulations for the institute, as these are no longer thought necessary under the new governance and legislative structures.]


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Bhagwagar, Z., Queen's

Brewster, S.F., Hertford

Cornall, R.J., BM, B.Ch., MA, D.Phil., Corpus Christi

Cox, G.J., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Hague, S., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Lee, V., Exeter

Myerson, S.G., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Soin, B., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Stoneham, M.D., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Venning, V.A., BA, BM, B.Ch., DM, St Anne's

Weinberg, J., Faculty of Oriental Studies


DIVISIONAL BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 27 December, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

CONGREGATION 21 January 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the statutes below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 13 January (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation at the end of `University Agenda').

Voting on Statutes

Statute (1): University Discipline

Explanatory note

The following change in the Disciplinary Statute makes express transitional provisions in respect of offences which were allegedly committed before the new Statutes came into effect on 1 October 2002 but which have not yet been brought before the relevant Court.

 

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to make express transitional provisions in respect of outstanding disciplinary offences allegedly committed before the new statutes came into effect, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

In Statute XI, concerning University Discipline (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 117), insert Part F:

`PART F: TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

48. For the avoidance of doubt it is declared that:

(1) the Proctors shall have the same powers to investigate and prosecute breaches by student members (then called Junior Members) of the Statutes, Decrees, and Regulations of the University in force before 1 October 2002, and

(2) the Court of Summary Jurisdiction, the Disciplinary Court, and the Appeal Court shall have the same jurisdiction to hear and determine charges and appeals arising out of those breaches, as they possess in respect of breaches of this statute, and the provisions of this statute shall apply, with any necessary modification, to the exercise of those powers and that jurisdiction.'


Statute (2): College Accounts

Explanatory note

The following change in the Statute governing College Accounts, which is promoted on the recommendation of the College Accounts Committee, revises the existing provisions for these accounts based on the recommendations of the Franks Commission in 1966. Council has adopted the College Accounts Committee's recommendations for a major change in the format of College Accounts to reflect the requirements of current UK Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (`GAAP') and the need for greater transparency in financial reporting. The format to be prescribed by the College Accounts Committee (by the end of each financial year—see regulation 1 (1) below) is based on `Accounting for Further and Higher Education Statement of Recommended Practice' (`SORP') as followed in the University's Accounts, with some modifications to allow for the special nature of Oxford Colleges. It is being introduced after extensive consultation with Estates Bursars. The college Accounts for the financial year ended 31 July 2002 will be produced in the old `Franks' format, but Estates Bursars have agreed also to produce opening balances for 2002--3 in accordance with the new format, in preparation for the introduction of complete accounts for 2002--3 in that format. These opening balances for 2002--3 will not be published with the statutory accounts for 2001--2.

At the same time, opportunity is taken to update the existing statutory audit requirements to comply with contemporary needs.

Further details of the new format are set out in the associated regulations, to be made by Council if the statute is approved, which are set out below.

 

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to revise the existing format of College Accounts, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS. 1 In Part B of Statute XV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 130), delete section 10 and substitute:

`10.The financial statements for the year concerned prepared by each college shall give a true and fair view of:

(1) the state of affairs of the college, and of the college together with its subsidiaries and connected entities, at the balance sheet date; and

(2) the consolidated income and expenditure of the college together with its subsidiaries and connected entities for the year ended on that date;

in accordance with UK Generally Accepted Accounting Practices (`GAAP') and with this statute.

11. (1) Every college shall also supply with its accounts, but not for publication, such other audited financial information as is specified by Council by or under the regulations.

(2) That information shall include the computation of the liability for, or as the case may be the exemption from, college contributions.'

2 Ibid., renumber existing section 11 as section 12 and delete existing section 12.[1]

3 This statute shall first apply to the accounts for the financial year ending 31 July 2003.

Regulations to be made by Council if the Statute is approved

1 Delete Council Regulations 29 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4629, 10 July 2002, p. 1451, as corrected by p. 1558) and substitute:

`REGULATIONS FOR THE
ACCOUNTS OF THE COLLEGES

Made by Council on [date]

1. (1) The financial statements prepared annually by the colleges under the provisions of Part B of Statute XV shall conform to the pro-forma accounts and detailed guidelines which shall be circulated by the College Accounts Committee not later than the end of the financial year to which the financial statements will relate.

(2) Such extracts from the audited financial statements as are submitted annually by the colleges to permit combination of the accounts of all the colleges shall be submitted exactly in accordance with the format provided.

2. The financial statements shall include for the year concerned:

(1) the report of the governing body of the college;

(2) the statement of the responsibilities of the governing body, including a statement on charitable status and on the use of property and income for purposes which are charitable in law;

(3) the statement of principal accounting policies;

(4) the balance sheet of the college, and the consolidated balance sheet of the college together with its subsidiaries and connected entities;

(5) the consolidated income and expenditure account;

(6) the consolidated statement of total recognised gains and losses;

(7) the consolidated cash-flow statement;

(8) the notes to the financial statements.

3. The additional information required under section 11 of Statute XV shall consist of schedules, compiled in accordance with the formats issued by the College Accounts Committee, showing the analysis of the college's income and expenditure, and the computation of its liability for or exemption from college contributions.

4. The auditor or auditors who are appointed by the college to audit the financial statements shall be eligible to perform audits of limited companies in the UK.

5. The report of the auditors, to be published with the financial statements, shall include their opinion as to whether the financial statements for the year give a true and fair view of:

(1) the state of affairs of the college, and of the college together with its subsidiaries and connected entities, at the end of the financial year; and

(2) the consolidated income and expenditure of the college together with its subsidiaries and connected entities for that year; and have been properly prepared in accordance with the provisions of Statute XV made by the University under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

6. (1) The auditors shall carry out such investigations as are necessary to enable them to form an opinion as to:

(a) whether proper accounting records have been kept by the college; and

(b) whether the college's accounts are in agreement with the accounting records.

(2) If the auditors reach a satisfactory opinion as to (a) and (b) in paragraph (1) above, they do not need to state this in their report.

7. If the auditors fail to obtain all the information and explanations which they consider necessary for the purposes of their audit, they shall state that fact in their report.

8. The auditors shall consider whether the information given in the report of the governing body is consistent with the financial statements and, if they are of the opinion that it is not, they shall state that fact in their report.

9. The auditors shall also, if they consider that they can justifiably do so, supply to the University's Director of Finance and Secretary of the Chest (for onward transmission to the external auditors of the University's Accounts), by such date as the College Accounts Committee shall specify:

(1) a statement that they have not identified any significant accounting or control weaknesses relating to the income received by the college from the University out of grants and income for specific purposes; and

(2) a statement that all such income has, in their opinion, been applied to the purposes for which it was received.'

2 These regulations shall first apply to the accounts for the financial year ending 31 July 2003.

Footnote

[1] The existing section 12 covers the supplementary auditors' certificate now covered by regulation 9 below.

Notices

PROFESSORSHIP OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

JOHN FURLONG (BA CNAA, MA Cambridge, PH.D. City), Professor, School of Social Sciences, University of Cardiff, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 May 2003.

Professor Furlong will be a fellow of Green College.

Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURE

Professor of Indian History and Culture

PROFESSOR S. SUBRAHMANYAM will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `On the window that was India: the place of South Asia in early modern world history.'


CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2003

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER F. PATTEN, CH, European Commissioner for External Affairs, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 January, in the Examination Schools. Admission will be by ticket only, available from Mrs Marga Lyall (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, e-mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: ` "The End of History": the sequel.'


FORD'S LECTURES IN BRITISH HISTORY 2003

Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER, Cambridge, will deliver the Ford's Lectures in British History at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

24 Jan.: `Critics of the crown: common law and neoclassical challenges.'

31 Jan.: `The rights and liberties of subjects.'

7 Feb.: `Parliament and the representation of the people.'

14 Feb.: `Critics of Parliament: Royalist and Leveller responses.'

21 Feb.: `The Free State proclaimed.'

28 Feb.: `The Free State denounced: Hobbes on freedom and representation.'


SLADE LECTURES 2003

Reconstructing Rembrandt: questions and answers in recent research

ERNST VAN DE WETERING, Professor of the History of Art, University of Amsterdam, and Chairman of the Rembrandt Research Project, Slade Professor of Fine Art 2002–3, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution, St Giles'. The lectures will be open to the public.

22 Jan.: `Rembrandt the stranger: the widening gulf between life and work.'

29 Jan.: `Rembrandt's anger: art lovers and asses.'

5 Feb.: `How to be a connoisseur in the seventeenth century.'

12 Feb.: `Pictor doctus or pictor vulgaris: tracing Rembrandt's thoughts on art.'

19 Feb.: `Rembrandt's workshop: training and production.'

26 Feb.: `Rembrandt's oeuvre: reduction and expansion.'

5 Mar.: `The impatient artist: seclusion in the studio and co- production.'

12 Mar.: `Rembrandt's genius: technique, style, and quality.'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Public Understanding of Science Lecture

PROFESSOR BARUCH S. BLUMBERG, Director, NASA Astrobiology Institute, Arnes Research Center, California, and Nobel prize-winner, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 19 December, in the University Museum.

Subject: `Biology in space.'


MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in economic and social history

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

Conveners: R.C. Allen, MA, Professor of Economic History, K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

PROFESSOR F. CAPIE, City University
21 Jan.: `The political economy of British financial stability.'

DR M. CHICK, Edinburgh
28 Jan.: `Controlling public expenditure: pricing, investment, and energy policy in France and the UK, 1945–73.'

DR C. DAVIS
4 Feb.: `Soviet armaments in the 1920s.'

DR R. HARRIS, Tel Aviv
11 Feb.: `Government, economy, and law in Britain, c.1688–1850.'

DR L. BRUNT
18 Feb.: `Grain prices, interest rates, and banks: measuring financial market integration in the Industrial Revolution.'

DR P. SOLAR, Free University, Brussels
25 Feb.: `Rents in Ireland, 1780–1860.'

DR M. ROSE, Lancaster
4 Mar.: `Communities of knowledge: entrepreneurship, innovation, and networks in the British outdoor trades since 1960.'

PROFESSOR K. HONEYMAN, Leeds
11 Mar.: `The market for child labour in early industrial England: the case of parish apprenticeships.'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar series: British government and politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

Conveners: V.B. Bogdanor, MA, Professor of Politics and Government, and D.E. Butler, MA, D.Phil., Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield College.

THERESA MAY, MP, Chairman, the Conservative Party
24 Jan.: `The organisation of the Conservative Party.'

SAM YOUNGER, Chairman, the Electoral Commission
31 Jan.: `The role of the Electoral Commission.'

ANDREW ADONIS, Head, the Prime Minister's Policy Unit
7 Feb.:: `Advising the Prime Minister.'

PROFESSOR BOB WORCESTER, Chairman, MORI
14 Feb.: `Politics and public opinion.'

SIR ANDREW TURNBULL, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head, the Home Civil Service
21 Feb.: `Public service reform.'

LORD DHOLAKIA, President, the Liberal Democrats
28 Feb.: `The strategy of the Liberal Democrats.'

LORD WILLIAMS OF MOSTYN, QC, Leader of the House of Lords
7 Mar.: `House of Lords reform: the Government's view.'


THEOLOGY

Ian Ramsey Centre

Science and religion

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

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

DR J. WEAVER, Cardiff
30 Jan.: `Theology of energy.'

DR C. CONTI, Sussex
13 Feb.: `Feuerbach and religious projection.'

DR M. CULHANE, Limerick, Ireland
27 Feb.: `Did the Creator dispense with time and history?—Newman on false dichotomies in the Darwinian debate.'


TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT

ESRC seminar series: Transport investment and the economy

DR JOHN PRESTON and TIM WHITEHEAD will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

Subject: `Transport charging, environmental improvements, and business location.'


GREEN COLLEGE

Green College Lectures 2003

Science and the media: the challenge of adapting science to the mass media

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

PROFESSOR LORD MAY OF OXFORD, AC, KT, FRS, President, the Royal Society; Royal Society Research Professor of Zoology
20 Jan.: `Many scientists, many mediums, many publics: problems inherent in slogans like "Science and the media".'

DR PALLAB GHOSH, BBC Science Correspondent
27 Jan.: `Trust no one, question everything, believe nothing: the new face of science journalism.'

PROFESSOR I. HARGREAVES, Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism Studies, University of Cardiff
3 Feb.: `Lost in media-space: how science failed the communications test.'

DR I. GIBSON, MP, Chairman, the Science and Technology Select Committee
10 Feb.: `The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: so where does that leave journalism?'


SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

DR S. ACKERMANN, British Museum, will give an illustrated lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 14 December, in the Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street. New members are welcome.

Subject: `The star of Bethlehem: a journey through science and art.'

Grants and Research Funding

NEWTON–ABRAHAM STUDENTSHIP IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2003

Applications are invited for an award for postgraduate study in Biological Science tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2003. Candidates wishing to apply must normally have been accepted for admission for postgraduate study in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, and Zoology.

It is a condition of the award that the studentship be held at Lincoln College. The maintenance grant is, at present, of the same value as those offered by the MRC (for 2002--3 it is expected to be £10,000 per annum, although this will be kept under review and changes made as necessary in line with government recommendations on the national minimum stipend for graduate students). The studentship will pay all college and university fees at the rates for `home' or for overseas students.

The studentship is tenable for three years. Applications must be submitted to the departments by Monday, 17 February.

Further details and application forms are available from Mrs J. Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB (telephone: Oxford (2)82464, e- mail: judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk).


CHRISTOPHER WELCH SCHOLARSHIP IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2003

Applications are invited for an award for postgraduate research in Biology tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2003.

The scholarship is, at present, of the same value as those offered by the MRC plus £1,000, and will include payment of fees at the rate for `home' students. It is tenable for two years but may be extended for a third year.

The Board of Management has the power to suspend an award held by a medical student for a period of not more than three years, or in special cases four years, in order to enable the holder to devote himself/herself to clinical training without forfeiting his/her award.

Previous award holders are ineligible. Candidates wishing to apply must have been accepted for admission for postgraduate study, normally in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy, the Dunn School of Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant Sciences, Zoology, or by one of the Clinical School Departments. Applications must be submitted to the departments by those hoping to work in the Clinical School by Monday, 20 January, and, by those hoping to work in other departments, by Monday, 17 February.

Applicants who have been accepted for postgraduate study in Biology by departments not listed here should send their applications direct to the Secretary, the Christopher Welch Fund, at the address given below, by Monday, 17 February. Their forms should be countersigned by the head of the department in which they hope to work.

Further details and application forms are available from Mrs J. Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB (telephone: Oxford (2)82464, e- mail: judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk).


ALEXANDER VON HUMBOLDT FOUNDATION

Postdoctoral fellowships for research in Germany

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn offers around 600 fellowships annually to postdoctoral researchers under the age of forty who wish to pursue their research in Germany. Information on these and other awards, as well as application forms for the fellowships, may be downloaded from http://www.humboldt-foundation.de.

The awards are initially for six to twelve months. The fellowship stipend is presently in the range £1,400– £2,000 per month (tax-free). Travel and language courses may also be subsidised.

Applications may be submitted at any time, with a decision made about five to six months later. The selection committee usually sits three times a year, in March, July, and November.

The postal address of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is: Jean-Paul-Str. 12/D-53173, Bonn, Germany (e-mail: select@avh.de).

Examinations and Boards

M.SC. IN NEUROSCIENCE

Submission deadlines, Hilary Term 2003

Essay topics must be approved by the appropriate module organiser before the deadlines given below:

Module A1: Strategies for the analysis of synapses, neurons, and networks—Friday, 28 February

Module A2: Cognitive neuroscience—Wednesday, 19 March

Module B1: Motor systems-–Friday, 14 March

Module B2: Computational neuroscience—Thursday, 20 February

Module C1: CNS development, plasticity, and repair—Friday, 7 March

Essays must be submitted to the Examination Schools by noon on the deadlines given below:

Module A1: Strategies for the analysis of synapses, neurons, and networks—Monday, 17 March

Module A2: Cognitive neuroscience—Wednesday, 2 April

Module B1: Motor systems—Monday, 31 March

Module B2: Computational neuroscience—Monday, 10 March

Module C1: CNS development, plasticity, and repair—Monday, 24 March


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 27 December.

Social Sciences Board

Final Honour School of Jurisprudence

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 232, delete ll. 19–28.

2 Ibid., l. 29, delete `6' and substitute `5'.

3 Ibid., l. 38, delete `7' and substitute `6'.

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARY

Christ Church

DAVID SOMERVILLE, CB, 19 November 2002; commoner 1939; Under-Secretary, Department of Health and Social Security, 1968–77. Aged 85.


MEMORIAL SERVICE

All Souls College and Jesus College

A Memorial Service for SIR HROTHGAR JOHN HABAKKUK (1915--2002), Vice-Chancellor 1973--7, Principal of Jesus College 1967--84 and Honorary Fellow 1984-- 2002, Chichele Professor of Economic History and Fellow of All Souls College 1950--67, and Distinguished Fellow 1988--2001, Honorary Fellow 2001--2, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 8 February, in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. After the service, tea will be served in Jesus College.


NOTICE

St Peter's College

Leonard Theberge Essay Prize

`The Age of Johnson'

St Peter's College offers an annual prize of US$500, which has been endowed in honour of the late Mr Leonard J. Theberge of Washington, DC, an old member of the college, by his friends and family.

The prize is open to all undergraduate members of Oxford University and to graduate members within their first two years from graduation, or within their first two years of full-time graduate study at the University of Oxford. It will be awarded for the best essay submitted on a topic connected with `The Age of Samuel Johnson': this includes any aspect of British civilisation in the eighteenth century: artistic, cultural, economic, intellectual, literary, musical, philosophical, political, religious, scientific, etc. Essays must be typed with footnotes at the bottom of the page; they must not exceed 10,000 words in length including references and bibliography.

Entries should be submitted anonymously, but accompanied by a sealed envelope containing the author's identity and a certificate of the candidate's undergraduate or graduate status from his or her society.

Entries must reach the College Secretary, St Peter's College, clearly marked `Theberge Prize', by Friday, 28 February. The judges, who are appointed by the college, reserve the right to make no award or a lesser one if no entry of sufficient merit is submitted.

Advertisements

St Hugh's College: Artist in Residence

Liz Moon, artist-in-residence at St Hugh's for Michaelmas Term, is a figurative painter. She is interested in how people inhabit their everyday space, in their form and movement. In St Hugh's, she is working on a number of images of college life---the progress of which can be seen between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, in the West Lodge `Studio'. This can be approached from Canterbury Road, through the Swan Gates, at the top of the drive. She is also running a figure drawing group on Thursday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.


400th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

`Wonderful things from 400 years of collecting: The Bodleian Library 1602–2002': a rare opportunity to see some of the Bodleian's greatest treasures, including the Shakespeare First Folio, the famous Gutenberg Bible, and some wonderful newly-acquired gems. A feast of world-famous treats for all booklovers. Open until 21 Dec., in the Bodleian Library Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrangle. Mon.--Fri., 9.30 a.m.--4.45 p.m., Sat., 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m. Admission free.


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.


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students, and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice, information and the opportunity to meet each other socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13, Norham Gardens every Wed., 10.30–12 noon. Other activities in the club room include the Craft Group, Book Group, and informal Conversation Group. Newcomers with children (0--4 years) meet every Fri. in term, 10.15 a.m.--12 noon. We organise tours of colleges and museums, visits to places of interest, country walks, and outings to gardens and antique shops. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings from the basement. Visit our Web site on www.ox.ac.uk/staff.


Oxford University Research Staff Society

The Research Staff Society (RSS) membership consists of Post- doctoral/Junior Research Fellows and Research Assistants who work for the University of Oxford. As most Research Staff are not attached to a college and may be new to Oxford our social events provide a unique opportunity to meet researchers outside your group or department. We aim to provide an interesting and varying social setting in which to mix and to become a voice for research staff within the University. We run social events each month to suit all tastes. Please visit our Web site http://users.ox.ac.uk/~rss/, which provides information on how to join the society as well as details on events which we will be running in the near future. We hope you will decide to join us and very much look forward to meeting you at one of our events this year.


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.


Services Offered

Need help with research? Intelligent senior citizen offers computer, word-processing, numeracy and literacy skills. Would like occasional or regular work in Oxford (home or University based). Prime requirement, interest, not financial gain. Contact 01865 762650.Sylva Trees: local arboriculturists offering a complete tree management service. Fully qualified, insured. Reliable. All waste recycled. Please phone Phillip Ableson on 01865 872945, or 07811 456999.Painting and decorating: for a prompt, friendly, and professional service in Oxford or London, contact Tony for a quotation. Tel.: 07773 764791. 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, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: 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).


Domestic Services

Room and board (in north Oxford) plus some remunerations for someone to look after household with 14-year-old boy and his 19-year-old brother (both responsible good kids–out at school all day) from mid-Jan., to end of March while parents are away. Would suit mature postgraduate (or equivalent) or couple who enjoy young people. Contact Dr Martin on 01865 559061 or e-mail: djlm@aol.com.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.


Situations Vacant

Research assistant: graduate research assistant (part-time) sought to work on projects on Indian politics (hours by arrangement). Knowledge of statistics could be an advantage. Please send CV (with names of referees) to: euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk (or Dr Paul Flather, Mansfield College).


Houses to Let

Attractive, comfortable town-house: c.h.; bus 6 minutes to High Street. Accommodates 4. Available 27 Dec.–6 Feb. References essential. £250 p.w. incl. all services (except 'phone). E-mail: justine.cole@bbc.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 770501 by 20 Dec.Standlake: a superb, large 4-bedroom non-estate detached house in pretty village 10 miles west of Oxford. Available now unfurnished. Large garden, oil c.h., and good family accommodation. Offers over £800 p.c.m. Abbey Rentals 01865 883108.Characterful Cotswold cottage available to rent, furnished, for 6 months or 1 year from Feb.: 2 bedrooms plus 1 study-bedroom. Gas c.h. Friendly village, 20 miles from Oxford, 15 minutes by train, regular bus service. Good transport links to London. For further information please contact 07941 077483.Risinghurst: 2 double bedroom (3rd room converted to fully equipped office) house recently modernised with all mod cons, own drive, gardens etc. For let fully furnished from 9 Jan.–5 May. If 1 or 2 people could stay in house and share with owner on her return. Rent £650. If interested contact Jayne on 01865 763816.Four-bedroom house to let in pretty village, 6 miles from Oxford: all conveniences plus possible use of car. 12 April–11 June. £200 p.w. Tel.: Trevor Rowley 01865 864933. E-mail: trevor@academic-study.com.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 suiteWC, 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. £140 p.w. Tel.: 02077369744, 07890289697.Old Boar's Hill, 4 miles to Oxford city centre: Tinkerbell Cottage; quiet, charming rural location; outstanding views; newly decorated; 2 bedrooms, large private garden; furnished or unfurnished. Long or short let. £775 p.c.m. Ann Loescher. Tel.: 01865 735305, e-mail: gil@loescher.freeserve.co.uk.Cottage to let near Woodstock: a newly converted 1-bedroom cottage, well fitted. £650 p.c.m. Min. let 6 months. Rural position. Apply to Hodson. Shipton Slade Farm, Woodstock. Tel.: 01993 811280.Academic's lovely spacious Victorian house just south of Summertown available for all or part(s) of the period 29 Dec.–mid-Apr., on the basis of 1/2/3 bedrooms, 2 large receptions, kitchen/dining room, garden, off-street parking. Suit visiting academic/couple. Tel.: 01865 510542, e-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk. An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk. Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service, and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Rd., Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.


Flats to Let

Merton Street: 1-bedroom apartment set in unique location amidst college buildings; large bedroom, living room with galley kitchen, bathroom. Available 20 Dec. £750 p.c.m. For further details of this and other properties on our portfolio please contact Gay Hawley, tel.: 01865 297999, e-mail: gayh@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.Superb flat in very quiet location, 10 minutes from city centre and 5 minutes walk from Brookes: 1 large studio, bedsitting room with roff garden terrace; well- equipped kitchen, shower toilet, spiral staircase from 2nd balcony to large garden. Suit 1 or 2 professionals. £800 p.c.m. Vacant from 3 Jan. Also a very attractive single bedroom to rent to well-behaved lodger ; own shower/toilet adjoining, own pretty balcony terrace and outside entrance (in same house as above). £440 incl. of bills. Contact 01865 247150.North Parade: charming, fully furnished 1-bedroom flat in the heart of north Oxford, available mid-Jan. £675 p.m. Tel.: 01865 513816 weekdays or e- mail: mt@felicitybryan.com.Research in Berlin? Fully-furnished appartment to sublet from early or mid-Jan., until late March or longer. Great location (Kreuzberg, at Landwehrkanal; U Schonleinstrasse or Kottbusser Tor), quiet and central; 33 sq. metres, modern kitchen and bathroom, c.h., high windows, wooden floors. Including TV, stereo, telephone, etc. Monthly rent approx. Euros 345. Contact: gundula.kreuzer@music.ox.ac.uk.Victoria Gate: £P.O.A. Available 2 Jan.: spacious 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom top-floor apartment with balcony and parking space. Furnished. SHORT LETS: we have a choice of 2, 2-bedroom apartments available on `Short Lets' for further details contact Sarah at Lifestyle Management, on 01865 554577. Fax: 01865 554578, e-mail: sarah@lifestlye-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.Central Headington, available Jan.: close to hospitals; beautifully converted spacious 2-bedroom flat; tastefully furnished; fully-fitted kitchen; large sitting room; bathroom with bath and separate pumped shower; gas c.h.; double glazed. Off-street parking. Professionals and academics only. Rent £685 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 768504 eves. North Oxford , Summertown: spacious, comfortable, cheerful flat with character in convenient quiet position; 2 bedrooms, 2 reception, 2 bathrooms. Mod. cons. Off-street parking. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01736 786249.Central north Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Completely newly refurbished ground-floor flat to very high standard, new bathroom, new John Lewis kitchen with washer, dishwasher, dryer, etc., in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy residential suburb, with large, light airy rooms. Double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available Dec., a second-floor flat for short/long let with large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.


Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom--1 en suite--5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From less than £100 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.


Accommodation Offered

Double bedroom to let in quiet non-smoking house in Cricket Road, East Oxford: shares top-floor kitchen and bathroom with one other; ideal for single academic or professional; c.h., and d.g.; ground-floor flat currently occupied by single tenant. Available now for minimum 6 month let at £260 p.c.m., incl. council tax and water rates. Contact James or Pat on 01865 430 595, eves. after 6.30 or weekends, or e-mail: james.sandham@socres.ox.ac.uk.Self-contained split-level comfortable room with all mod cons in old family house in pretty location in Upper Wolvercote, highly convenient for University and Oxford City. En suiteshower/loo, kitchen/dining area with washing machine; bedroom area in gallery at top of stairs. Parking and/or bus ride 15 minutes to city centre. Suit academic/other professional. Available Feb., 2003. £625 p.c.m. excl. telephone. References required. E-mail: wrldco@aol.com.Room to let in quiet non-smoking house in Oxford Road, East Oxford: kitchen, bathroom and living room shared with 2 young professionals; c.h., and d.g.; ideal for single academic or professional. Available now, for minimum 6 month let at £240 p.c.m., incl. council tax and water rates. Contact James or Pat on 01865 430 595 eves., after 6.30 or weekends, or e-mail: james.sandham@socres.ox.ac.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. Finders Keepers is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at www.finders.co.uk.Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £300 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.


Accommodation Sought

College & County, a new letting agency, require high quality properties for clients within the academic world in Oxford. Please contact Mark on 01865 722277 or call in at the office at 116b Cowley Road.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.


Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

Oxford/Cambridge. Moving from Cambridge to Oxford. Looking for 2- bedroom house or flat in central Oxford to rent, or exchange with 2-bedroom Victorian terrace house in Gwydir Street, central Cambridge (excellent location, nice garden, near railway station and town centre). Moving in mid- Feb. for 2/3 years, but start/end dates could be flexible within that period. Gary Snapper. E-mail: gabrielsnapper@ntworld.com; tel.: 01223 503272.


Holiday Lets

Tuscany: family-owned wine estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese; offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodating 2 up to 12+. Secluded rural setting, half-hour central Flroence. Contact: tel/fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, e-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it.Two farmhouse with pools to let in SW France; both stunningly situated, these sunny and luxurious properties reside in private and spacious grounds and offer good views; sleep 10 (4 in independent `granny' house) and 6 respectively. Suitable for superb holidays or longer stays. Further details on: www.hidden-sw-france.com, or contact Marion on 00 33 5 63 24 08 78/00 33 5 63 02 11 98, or e-mail: emailenquiries@hidden-sw- france.com.Florida: fully-equipped villa on peaceful Southern Dunes golf course community 30 minutes south of Orlando; 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully-fitted kitchen, heated pool, air-conditioned throughout. Sleeps 8–10. From £400 p.w. E-mail: hockeyvilla@yahoo.co.uk or phone 020 7486 2918 (weekdays) or 01865 725065 (weekends). See www.floridabreeze.co.uk for more details and photos.Umbria–near Perugia, easy reach of Assisi, Lake Trasimene, Orvieto. Restored farmhouse, own private valley, large swimming pool: 2 spacious flats sleeping 4 and 2, or can be combineds. £220–£710 p.w. depending on number of beds and season. For further details phone or fax 01865 390581.Greek Island rentals: Skopelos, Alonissos, and Skiathos: local villa specialist offers lovely villas, island houses, and apartments available for rent. Town, country, and seaside locations. Accommodation for 2--16 persons. Prices from GBP 100 p.p.p.w. For information see: www.holidayislands.com. E-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 4240 23057. Venice holiday home rentable weekly or termly: an independent mini-flat fully equipped for four in a convenient area between railway station and Rialto bridge near shops, restaurants, and boat stops; half an hour by train from Padova. It consists of a small bedroom for 2 and a pleasant living area with divan bed, leading to kitchen area. Carefully furnished by an Anglo-Italian couple who will post further details incl. photos. Tel.: 00 39 644 230361; e-mail: fervas@tiscalinet.it. Euros 390 weekly, inc. services. Reduced rates for terms.


For Sale

Dolmetsch bentside spinet–1974. 1 x 8ft; English walnut case; five octaves FF–f3; spine length–60"; maximum front to back–26"; restrung 2001; very good condition. £1,600. Ideal practice instrument where space is limited. Dr Charles Mould. Tel.: 01451 860876, fax: 01451 861691, e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net.

Appointments

EDWARD HALL PROFESSORSHIP OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2004, or such later date as may be arranged.

The successful candidate will lecture in Archaeological Science to undergraduates and graduate students, will undertake original research, and will supervise graduate students. The professor must be a leader in the field of archaeological science, with an outstanding record of research as measured by publications, national and international collaborations, and success in obtaining external funding.

The professorship will be held in the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, and the professor will be the head of the laboratory for a five-year period. The current research strengths of the laboratory are science-based dating, biomolecular archaeology, and materials analysis (some preference will be given to those candidates whose research interests overlap with at least one of these research strengths).

A non-stipendiary fellowship at Linacre 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. The closing date for applications is 3 February.


FACULTY OF ORIENTAL STUDIES

University Lecturership in Aramaic and Syriac

In association with Wolfson College

The University proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Aramaic and Syriac in association with Wolfson College. The appointment will run from l October 2003 or as soon afterwards as possible. The successful candidate will be expected to have expertise in Aramaic and Syriac language and literature, and will be required to teach the language and literatures of the various pre-modern dialects of Aramaic at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to carry out research and supervise graduate students. The lecturer will also be expected to play a part in the administrative work of the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Salary scale: £22,191--£42,900 per annum.

Further particulars are available online from http:// www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/, or from the Faculty Office, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)88200, fax: (2)78190; e-mail: orient@ orinst.ox.ac.uk).

There is no application form. Formal applications (eight hard copies, except from candidates based overseas who need send only one), including a curriculum vitae, a list of principal publications (if any), and the names and contact details of three referees, should be sent to Ms Charlotte Vinnicombe, Faculty Administrator, at the address given above, to arrive not later than Friday, 17 January. Applicants should also arrange for three references to reach Ms Vinnicombe by the same date. Referees should have direct experience of the applicant's research and/or teaching, and should indicate how the applicant's experience relates to the job description outlined in the further particulars.


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

University Lecturership in Management Studies (Strategic Management)

In association with Keble College

The Strategy and Entrepreneurship subject area of the Saòd Business School seeks applications for a new lecturer in strategic management. Candidates should have a doctorate from a major research university, or be close to completing doctoral studies, and a strong publication record/ potential. The current group is diverse and interdisciplinary, with interests spanning organisation theory, business history, comparative business, and technology, and is looking to reinforce this strength. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to the teaching of courses in strategic management at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with potential to contribute to the MBA programme particularly desirable. There will be some undergraduate economics teaching within the college. University salary according to age, on the scale £22,191-- £35,845 per annum. The successful candidate may be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Keble College, in which case the combined university and college salary would be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum.

Further particulars can be found on http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk or obtained from Jennifer Fielding, Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP (telephone: Oxford (2)88813, e-mail: acvacs@sbs.ox.ac.uk), to whom completed applications (eight copies or one if airmailing) and references forwarded directly by the applicant's three referees should be sent by 8 January. Informal enquiries may be made to Richard Whittington (telephone: Oxford (2)88931, e-mail: richard.whittington@sbs.ox.ac.uk).


CHRIST CHURCH

Fowler Hamilton Visiting Research Fellowships 2004--5

Christ Church proposes to elect Fowler Hamilton Visiting Fellows, in the Humanities or the Social Sciences, from overseas for up to eleven months in the period September 2004 to August 2005.

The fellowships are intended to enable distinguished senior scholars to pursue their own study and research as members of the college community, and they will be expected to reside in Oxford during the period of tenure.

The fellows will be entitled to free family accommodation, use of a study room in college, and free lunches and dinners. Return economy fares from the country of origin will be paid for each fellow and his/her family. Limited stipends may also be offered depending on individual circumstances.

Further details may be obtained from the Dean's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (fax: Oxford (2)76238), and applications must be received by 14 February at the latest. The further particulars can also be seen on the college Web site, http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/jobs/jobs.htm.


GREEN COLLEGE

Appointment of Financial Co-ordinator/Admissions Assistant

Green College is hoping to appoint a Financial Co-ordinator/ Admissions Assistant, preferably with college/university experience. The primary tasks will involve assisting in the graduate admissions process and the calculating, invoicing, and collection of tuition fees. In addition there will be other duties in the college's finance department, and some secretarial work. The college has two databases, one for finances, the other for general administrative uses. The successful applicant will be required to use both of these, but training will be given. There will be contact with students and other college members, and good interpersonal skills are desirable. The position is interesting and varied with scope for increased responsibility.

The post will be on the library, clerical, and secretarial grade IV scale (salary £15,053-- £17,415).

Further particulars may be obtained by e-mailing to jackie.davies@green.ox.ac.uk. Applications, with a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be addressed to the Director of Finance, Green College, Oxford OX2 6HG, marked `private and confidential'.


JESUS COLLEGE

Tarmac Graduate Scholarship

Jesus College proposes to award one prestigious scholarship, generously funded by Tarmac, for postgraduate study and research on natural resources in the fields of the physical and social sciences (including geography and law). The scholarship is restricted to applicants from Poland or the Czech Republic who have been accepted by the University to commence their studies towards the degree of Doctor of Philosophy with effect from October 2003. The college will cover a maintenance allowance for a single person (currently £8,000 per annum), university fees at the overseas rate, and college fees. Grants will be available for travel, books, and research costs.

Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Tutor for Graduates, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (telephone: Oxford (2)79723, fax: (2)79769), e-mail: tutor.for.graduates@jesus.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 15 March.


LINACRE COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowships

Linacre College proposes to make elections to not more than three Junior Research Fellowships, tenable for one year in the first instance from 1 October 2003 and renewable for a second year. Junior Research Fellows will receive a book allowance of £250 per annum and enjoy dining rights in college. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university; there is no restriction of subject, but candidates should be intending to engage in research at postdoctoral level.

Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship; and to be assured of adequate funding for the duration of a Junior Research Fellowship.


EPA Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellowships

Linacre College proposes to make elections to not more than three EPA Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellowships tenable for one year in the first instance from 1 October 2003 and renewable for a second year. Junior Research Fellows will receive a book allowance of £250 per annum and enjoy dining rights in college. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university, but candidates should be intending to engage in research at postdoctoral level in the fields of the medical, biological, or chemical sciences. Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship; and to be assured of adequate funding for the duration of a Junior Research Fellowship.

Application for either of the Junior Research Fellowships detailed above, on a form available from the Principal's Secretary or electronically
(http://www.linacre.ox.ac .uk/college/scholarships/jrfsapp.doc), should be made to the Senior Tutor, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA, giving details of the applicant's academic record and proposed course of research. Nine copies of the full application (UK applicants only) should be submitted by the closing date, and applicants should request two referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Closing date for applications and references: 31 January.


QUEEN'S COLLEGE

Laming Junior Fellowships

The governing body proposes to elect to one Laming Junior Fellowship in the field of living foreign languages or modern subjects connected therewith.

A candidate for a junior fellowship must be a British citizen and a member of the University, who shall normally not, on the first day of tenure of the fellowship, have entered upon the twenty-fifth term from his or her matriculation at the university where he or she obtained a first degree.

The fellowship will be tenable for one year from 1 October 2003 and may be extended for a further year. The fellow will be required to reside in the foreign country to which the course of study relates for a period determined by the governing body, and, apart from reasonable vacations, will be required to reside in Oxford for any part of the period of the appointment not spent abroad.

The total emoluments and allowances will amount to not less than £10,578 per annum. University fees, where appropriate, may be paid in addition. During residence in Oxford, fellows are entitled to lunch and dine at the common table free of charge.

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW (e-mail: particulars@queens.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for entries is 31 January.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

North Senior Scholarships 2003

Beeston Scholarship 2003

St John's College proposes to elect from October 2003 one Beeston Scholar and two North Senior Scholars, each of whom should be registered to study for a higher degree of Oxford University under a supervisor appointed by a faculty board. Candidates will normally have completed a first degree, be aged twenty-five or under at the starting date, and be in receipt of a United Kingdom graduate award, or its equivalent, covering the normal fee-paying period of their academic study. Both scholarships are open to candidates in all subjects, but special encouragement is given, in the case of the Beeston Scholarship, to applications in the field of Middle Eastern Studies.

The scholarships do not duplicate fees and maintenance already paid by grant-awarding bodies, but will supplement such fees and maintenance to the level normally provided by Government agencies.

The scholars may, with permission, undertake a limited amount of teaching. Scholars will be offered single accommodation free of charge, or a housing allowance. Scholars have the right to dine at high table once a week in full term.

The scholarships are normally tenable during the period of fee-paying study up to a maximum of two years.

Application forms, available from the Secretary to the Tutor for Graduates, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP (telephone: Oxford (2)77428, fax: (2)77640, e-mail: graduate.admissions@sjc.ox.ac.uk), should be returned as soon as possible, and not later than 17 January. Interviews will be held on Friday, 7 March.

St John's College is committed to equal opportunities.


ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Bodossaki Graduate Scholarship in Science

Applications are invited for a Graduate Scholarship established by the Bodossaki Foundation in any field of science, including mathematics, engineering, and medicine (preference will be given to immunology, oncology, and cardiovascular diseases). Applicants should be Greek citizens under the age of thirty (thirty-five for candidates in medicine). The scholarship is tenable for a period of not more than three years from 1 October 2003. The emoluments, totalling up to £10,500 per annum, cover university and college fees and a grant for maintenance. The successful applicant will be required to read for a higher degree of the University of Oxford (for further information see the University Graduate Prospectus at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/gsp/).

Applicants, who should normally have obtained a first-class degree of a British university or an equivalent Greek or other overseas qualification, should write to the Master, enclosing a curriculum vitae and an outline of the research proposed, together with the names of two referees. Referees should be asked to send references direct to the Master, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL. Applications and references should arrive by 14 February. Interviews will be held in Oxford, probably during March.

Note: Candidates are advised to make early contact with the university department in which they wish to undertake research in order to identify a possible supervisor. They should confirm in their application that they have done this. Scholarship candidates who are short-listed for interview may like to arrange to visit the relevant department at the time of the interviews.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Appointment of Senior Tutor

St John's College wishes to appoint a Senior Tutor in succession to Mr Ray Jobling, who will retire in September 2003.

The role of the Senior Tutor is to oversee the educational and tutorial work of the college and to take responsibility, working with the Admissions Tutor and with the Tutor for Graduate Studies and through the appropriate college committees, for the admission, education, and welfare of undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to the Admissions Tutor and the Tutor for Graduate Studies the Senior Tutor is supported by the Tutorial Office staff, and by an assistant and a secretary.

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Tutor, tenable from 1 October 2003. The appointment will be subject to the statutes of the college and will be for three years in the first instance. Subsequent renewals will be subject to a code of practice that is available on request. The person appointed will be elected to a fellowship of the college, and appointed to a college lectureship in an appropriate subject with teaching duties of six hours per week.

Further particulars are available from the Master's Lodge, St John's College, Cambridge CB2 1TP. The closing date for applications is 6 January.


SELWYN COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Fellowship and College Lectureship in Economics

Applications are invited for a Fellowship and College Lectureship in Economics from 1 October 2003. The successful candidate will have research interests in any appropriate area, but will be expected to teach a broad range of subjects within the Economics Tripos. Pensionable stipend in the range £20,470--£28,602.

Further particulars are available from the Master's Assistant, Selwyn College, Cambridge CB3 9DQ (telephone: 01223 335890, e-mail: hrk22@sel.cam.ac.uk), or from the college Web site at http://www.sel.cam.ac.uk. Applications (six copies), including a full curriculum vitae, should reach the Master by 31 January. Candidates should also arrange for three confidential references to be sent to the Master by the same date.

Selwyn College is an equal opportunities employer.

Diary

Institute for the Advancement of University Learning Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the IAUL (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk).


Friday 13 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard, Programme 1' (third workshop), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Camille Pissarro', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Saturday 14 December

MAISON FRANÇAISE study-day: `Symposium on discourse analysis', Maison Francaise, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

DR S. ACKERMANN: `The star of Bethlehem: a journey through science and art' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science illustrated lecture), Institute of Archaeology (36 Beaumont Street), 2.30 p.m.

COMMOTIO (conductor: Matt Berry) performs Vilette's Inviolata, Leighton's Mass for Double Choir, and works by Tavener, University Church, 8 p.m. (admission £8/£4 at the door).


Monday 16 December

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA (conductor Marios Papadopoulos), with the Philomusica Chorus (chorus master Andrew Stewart), perform Handel's Messiah, Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (tickets £10–£30 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).


Tuesday 17 December

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Tibetan sculpture' (special display), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Wednesday 18 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `The Christmas story', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Thursday 19 December

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

PROFESSOR BARUCH S. BLUMBERG: `Biology in space' (Public Understanding of Science Lecture), University Museum, 4 p.m.


Friday 20 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Grand Tour', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Tuesday 24 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 28 December).

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopens 27 December).

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM closed (reopens 27 December).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).


Tuesday 31 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A New Year's Eve tour', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopens 2 January).

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM closed (reopens 2 January).


Wednesday 1 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens tomorrow).


Friday 3 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Animals in ancient art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Tuesday 7 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: induction seminar for new contract researchers, 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Byzantium', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Wednesday 8 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `European furniture', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Thursday 9 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: induction seminar for new contract researchers, 3.30 p.m. (see information above).


Friday 10 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: induction seminar for new contract researchers, 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Costume and coiffure in classical sculpture', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Monday 13 January

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


Tuesday 14 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Examining and assessing undergraduates', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The building of Cockerell's Ashmolean', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Wednesday 15 January

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Greek civilisations', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Thursday 16 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Performance matters: voice, posture, and relaxation', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).


Friday 17 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard, Programme 1' (fourth workshop), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The painted garden', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Sunday 19 January

HILARY FULL TERM begins.