Oxford University Gazette: 12 February 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4686: 12 February 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:

Hurd, J.E., MA, Magdalen

Perkins, J.M.T., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Wee, B.L., Harris Manchester


BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect 27 February 2004, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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

  • *CONGREGATION 19 February 2004
    • *Election: Botanic Garden, Visitors of the
  • *CONGREGATION 24 February 2004 2 p.m.
    • *Voting on legislative proposal: Eldon Law Scholarship Fund
  • *CONGREGATION 9 March 2004 2 p.m.
    • *Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees
  • CONGREGATION 11 March 2004
    • Election
  • CONGREGATION 13 May 2004
    • Election
  • CONVOCATION 15 May 2004
    • Election of Professor of Poetry
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

CONGREGATION 11 March 2004

Election


                                            Vacancy                      Period

Ashmolean Museum,                           One (new place               Until HT 2008
Visitors of the                             under Council
                                            Regulations 45
                                            of 2002, as 
                                            amended (Gazette,
                                            p. 520))

Nominations in writing for the election on 11 March, by two members of Congregation other than the candidate, will be received by the Head of Student Administration, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 16 February 2004. Nominations in writing by six members of Congregation other than the candidate will be received by the Head of Student Administration, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, up to 4 p.m. on Monday,23 February 2004. Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are no so shown my not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are available from the Head of Student Administration, University Offices, Wellington Square, (telephone (2)70018; e-mail: Sue.Bennett@admin.ox.ac.uk). In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical note on each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 4 March 2004, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of Congregation as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head of Student Administration not later than 4 p.m. on 11 March 2004.

Note on the body concerned

The Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum are responsible, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the museum. They are expected to co-operate with the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections in facilitating co-ordination between the University's museums and scientific collections, particularly with respect to planning, allocation, and use of resources, and the development, care, and promotion of the collections as national and international resources both for teaching and research and for public access.


CONGREGATION 13 May 2004

Election


                          Vacancy                      Retiring holder       Period

Public Orator             One (member of               Professor J.          From MT 2004 
                          Convocation)                 Griffin

Nominations in writing for the election on 13 May, by two members of Congregation other than the candidate, will be received by the Head of Student Administration, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 19 April 2004 and similar nominations by six members of Congregation up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 26 April 2004 Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are no so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are available from the Head of Student Administration, University Offices, Wellington Square, (telephone (2)70018; e-mail: Sue.Bennett@admin.ox.ac.uk). In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical note on each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 6 May 2004, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of Congregation as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head of Student Administration not later than 4 p.m. on 13 May 2004).


CONVOCATION 15 May 2004

Election of Professor of Poetry

An election will be held on Saturday, 15 May 2004, of a Professor of Poetry, to hold office for five years from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2004.

Duties and stipend of the Professor

The duties of the Professor are to give one public lecture each term, to give the Creweian Oration at Encaenia every other year (since 1972 in English), each year to set the theme for, and judge, the Newdigate Prize and the Chancellor's English Essay Prize, every third year to help judge the prize for the English poem on a sacred subject, and generally to encourage the art of poetry in the University. The Professor receives a stipend of £5,427 per annum (pay award pending) which is increased in line with the annual cost-of-living increases for academic and related staff, plus £40 for each Creweian Oration. Further particulars of the professorship, including the names of past professors, are available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/gov/poetry.shtml.

Election procedures

Nominations must be made on a form which may be obtained from the Registrar at the University Offices, Wellington Square. Nominations by twelve members of Convocation other than the candidate will be received by the Registrar at the University Offices, Wellington Square up to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April 2004. Nominations must be accompanied by a statement signed by the person nominated, consenting to the nomination. Nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. The names of nominees and their nominators will be published in the Gazette. Ten or more members of Congregation may arrange to have a flysheet circulated with the Gazette in regard to this election (see `Notices' below). If the election is not contested the result will be announced in the Gazette following the close of nominations.

Voting arrangements

In the event of a contested election, voting will be held in the Convocation House on Saturday, 15 May 2004, 11 a.m.–12.30 p.m. and 2–4 p.m. Voters must attend in person and must bring some form of identification to ensure that all voters are Convocation members. Voters need not wear gowns.

Results of a contested election

The result of a contested election will be announced by the Proctors in the Convocation House as soon as possible after the close of voting. Further information about election procedures may be found in Council Regulations 8 of 2002 ( http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/1089-120.shtml).

GENERAL NOTICES

CIRCULATION OF FLYSHEETS

Rules made by Council

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

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

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

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

(4) the flysheet shall consist of one leaf only (though text may appear on both sides of the leaf), and the text shall include the name and college (or society, Permanent Private Hall, or other designated institution), faculty, or department of each of the signatories;

(5) a copy of the text of the flysheet shall be delivered to the Registrar before 10 a.m. on the Monday of the week in which circulation is desired; it shall be accompanied by an indemnity in accordance with condition (3) above drawn up on a form obtainable from the Registrar and signed by each of the signatories of the flysheet; the Registrar shall be informed at the same time which of the signatories is to be notified as to whether the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors have authorised circulation;

(6) the Registrar shall arrange for the production of copies of a flysheet the circulation of which has been duly authorised.

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

Matters before Congregation or Convocation

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

Matters of general interest to the University

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

Oxford University Student Union

5. The Executive and the Graduate Committee of the Oxford University Student Union may have flysheets circulated with the University Gazette under the arrangements and subject both to the conditions set out in rules 1--4 above, and to the following further conditions:

(1) number of names to be included on the flysheet under rule 1 (4) shall be not less than a majority of the total number of members of the Executive or the Graduate Committee of OUSU, as the case may be, and each of the persons named shall sign the indemnity required under rule 1 (3);

(2) the maximum number of flysheets to be circulated as of right, whether on matters before Congregation or Convocation (to be paid for by the University) or on matters of general interest to the University (to be paid for by OUSU and to be subject to the Vice-Chancellor's decision as prescribed in rule 1 above) shall be three per term for each of these bodies, but the Vice-Chancellor shall have discretion to permit further flysheets.

6. Subject to rule 5 (1) above, the Executive and the Graduate Committee of OUSU may also support flysheets signed by not fewer than ten members of Congregation.


INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING

Graduate supervision (Seminar Code: TEA/PGS)

Thursday, 18 March 2004, 2--5 p.m. (Week 9, HT)

This seminar will be led by Dr Sara Delamont from the University of Cardiff, who has substantial experience in leading such seminars and is the author of Supervising the PhD: A Guide to Success. Anyone who wishes to apply for this seminar should contact services@learning.ox.ac.uk (telephone: (2)86808) as soon as possible. Seminars on graduate supervision for groups of six or upwards can be arranged on a departmental or divisional basis. The design of the seminars is undertaken in consultation with departments and incorporates the views of students as a preparation. Contact Monica McLean on (2)86813 or monica.mclean@learning.ox.ac.uk to discuss these.


Introductory Certificate in First-line Management (Seminar Code: MAN/ILM)

Tuesdays 27 April, 4 May, 11 May, 18 May, 1 June, 8 June, 15 June, 22 June, 29 June (all 9.30 a.m.–12.45 p.m.) and 6 July (9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.) (Weeks 1--4 and 6--9, TT, and Vacation)

A number of applications have already been received for this course, and places will be allocated in the week of 1 March. Those interested in applying should do so by 27 February.

What is the Introductory Certificate? The Introductory Certificate has been introduced as part of the University's Human Resources Strategy, and first ran in 2002--3. It is intended to broaden and develop the skills of first line managers across the University. It enables staff to undertake a comprehensive and thorough examination of the management techniques they employ and to develop new skills and understandings to apply to their work. Successful completion of the course will enable participants to apply for associate membership of the Institute for Leadership and Management (ILM).

What does the Introductory Certificate involve? The course begins with an induction workshop. Ten further half-day workshops focus on the following areas: identifying self development needs, leadership, problem solving skills, using information for decision making, team development, inducting new staff, working to a budget, managing performance, managing diversity, and planning change. The number of places on each course is restricted to sixteen to ensure that all participants have an opportunity to participate fully. The workshops are led by experienced managers drawn from within the University and by some external consultants. The course is structured to allow considerable time for discussion, group work, and consideration of case studies. Assessment. The Introductory Certificate is assessed by the successful completion of regular learning reviews and an assignment. Tutorial and group support is provided to all participants to assist in their preparation for the assessment.

Attendance. To achieve the Introductory Certificate you will be required to attend eleven half-day workshops. These will be held on a weekly basis. There are limited opportunities for those who cannot attend the required number of workshops to supplement their study with open learning materials.

Who can apply for a place? This course is aimed at those who are working in a first line management role, and those who are aspiring to this role. It may also be beneficial to those who have some experience of management, and who are interested in seeking an introductory qualification based on their experience. It will be appropriate for:

  • technicians
  • senior clerical staff
  • junior administrative, IT, library and research staff
  • ancillary staff with supervisory or management responsibilities

If you are unsure about whether the course might be suitable for you, contact the course administrator, Lesley Court, on (2)86819, e-mail lesley.court@learning.ox.ac.uk.

Is there a higher-level course I can attend if I wish to continue my study after completing the Introductory Certificate? The Institute is currently researching options for the introduction of a higher-level course for development in the next two or three years. Higher-level courses are currently available at Oxford Brookes University, the Open University and at Oxford College of FE, amongst others. However, funding for these courses is not available from the Institute. Please contact your departmental administrator or equivalent for details of support for professional development within your department. If you wish to register your interest in attending, contact Lesley Court by e-mail (lesley.court@learning.ox.ac.uk), or by telephone on (2)86819. For further information about the course contact the course leader, Trudy Coe, by e-mail (trudy.coe@learning.ox.ac.uk) or by telephone on (2)86805.


SCHOOL OF ARCHAEOLOGY

Intensive German classes for archaeologists

A week of intensive German classes for archaeologists, for beginners and intermediate learners, will be held in the Institute of Archaeology in ninth week of Hilary Term (15–19 March). Enquiries should be directed to the Receptionist, the Institute of Archaeology (telephone: (2)78240, e-mail: liz.strange@arch.ox.ac.uk), from whom registration forms may also be obtained. The course tutor will be Gertrud Seidmann, Research Associate, the Institute of Archaeology.

ZAHAROFF LECTURE 2004

Celebrating 100 years of Modern Languages at Oxford

ASSIA DJEBAR, author and Silver Chair Professor, New York University, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `St Augustin et la destruction.'


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

SEAN RYAN, Foreign Editor, The Sunday Times, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 February, in the Hall, Pembroke College.

Subject: `Working in the media.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

DR BEATRICE ANNARATONE, Max-Planck-Institut für Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching (Munich), will give a seminar at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 25 February, in Seminar Room 2, the Oxford Centre for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.

Convener: Professor J.E. Allen.

Subject: `A study of the electronegative sheath using suspended particles.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Oxford Life Science Modelling Colloquia

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

Convener: Professor P.K. Maini.

PROFESSOR C. WEIJER, Dundee
24 Feb.: `Chemotactic cell movement and its role in development.'

PROFESSOR J. HEIN
9 Mar.: `What is bioinformatics?'


MODERN HISTORY

Modern European Social and Cultural History Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Modern History Faculty Building.

Conveners: Dr N. Stargardt and Dr J. Caplan.

S. GOLTERMANN, Southampton
17 Feb.: `The imagination of disaster: death and survival in post-war Germany.'

H. SCHLISSLER, Brunswick, and CEU, Budapest
24 Feb.: `Did gender history keep its promises?—feminist historiography and master narratives.'

C. DUGGAN, Reading
2 Mar.: `Conceiving the nation: themes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italian history.'

P. WEINDLING, Oxford Brookes
9 Mar.: ` "The nameless dead": medical abuses from the victims' perspective, 1939–60.'


MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: Professor R. Allen.

W. LAZONICK, Massachusetts
18 Feb.: `The innovative firm.'

R. UNGER, British Columbia
25 Feb.: `Early modern economic growth, energy, and ships.'

P. TEMIN, MIT
3 Mar.: `The history of the American paint industry.'

P. MIROWKSI, Notre Dame
10 Mar.: `The military foundations of the post- war American economic orthodoxy.'

 


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Complex adaptive systems group seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on the days shown in Seminar Room A, the Saïd Business School.

Convener: Dr F. Reed-Tsochas.

R. AXTELL, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC
Thur. 19 Feb.: `Multi-agent firms: theory, data, and a computational model.'

V. DARLEY, Eurobios Ltd.
Tue. 2 Mar.: `Financial market modelling of the Nasdaq trading network.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue

DR MICHAEL OREN, Shalem Centre, Jerusalem, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Revelations of 1967: new research on the Six Day War and understanding the contemporary Middle East.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES AND OXFORD CENTRE FOR HINDU STUDIES

DR JULIUS LIPPNER, Cambridge, speaking from the Hindu perspective, and DR NORMAN SOLOMON, speaking from the Jewish perspective, will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, 15 Magdalen Street.

Subject: `The truth(s) of translation.'


MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

10/10 day: The colour blue

A `10/10 day' will be held at the Museum of the History of Science on Saturday, 21 February. The museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for a series of events on the theme of `the colour blue'. There will be displays, talks, readings, workshops, trails, film, and music. The programme of talks is given below. In addition, Robert Hooke (1635–1703) will talk about the bluebottle, and Benjamin Stillingfleet (1702–71) will show what it meant to be a bluestocking. There will be workshops on pigments and ceramics, and two hours of bluegrass music in the evening from A Band Like Alice. Further details may be obtained from the museum. All events are free.

DR HAZEL ROSSOTTI
11.30 a.m.: `Blue, how so? Some science.'

TIMOTHY WALKER
12 noon: `Is there a future for English bluebells?' DR DAVID BRYDEN
12.30 p.m.: `The blueprint in engineering.'

PROFESSOR MIKE TITE
1 p.m.: `Blue in ancient Egypt.'

DR NICK EASTHAUGH
1.30 p.m.: `Blue pigments in painting.'

DR DON GRAINGER
2 p.m.: `Why is the sky blue?' DINAH REYNOLDS
2.30 p.m.: `Blue and white china.'

DR M. WARE
3 p.m.: `Herschel's cyanotype: genius or serendipity?' DR JONATHAN PRICE
3.30 p.m.: `Feeling blue.'

CHRIS SALTER
4 p.m.: `Blued steel.'

Speaker from the Oxford English Dictionary
4.30 p.m.: `Meanings and associations of blue.'

NICO SILINS
5 p.m.: `Is anything blue? Don't ask a philosopher.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR J. SIDEL, SOAS, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Dakway, Hijrah, Jihad: the political context and ideological content of Jemaah Islamiyah's struggle in Indonesia.'


CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Seminar Room, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies.

Convener: Dr Simon Halliday.

ASST. PROFESSOR M. HERTOGH, Tilburg
16 Feb.: `A "European" conception of legal consciousness: rediscovering Eugen Ehrlich.'

PROFESSOR N. HUTTON, Strathclyde
23 Feb.: `Sentencing as a social practice.'

MS H. DOUGLAS, Griffith University
1 Mar.: `Black skins and white hearts: assimilation policy in Australia and the 1950s justice of Kriewaldt.'

DR R. BANAKAR
8 Mar.: `Contrasting social science and legal methods: is methodology the Achilles heel of socio-legal research?'


GREEN COLLEGE

Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and efficiency' lecture

DR PETER ROTHWELL will deliver the Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and efficiency' lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 25 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Effectivenes and efficiency in the prevention of stroke.'


KEBLE COLLEGE

Richardson Lecture

PROFESSOR PAUL JEFFREYS will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 20 February, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College.

Subject: `What is e-science, and will it change the University?'


LADY MARGARET HALL

LMH 125 Canada Seminar

DR LORNA MARSDEN, President, York University, will speak at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 20 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Further information may be obtained from Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Women, universities, and the Canadian tradition.'


Starr Foundation Seminars

DR JENNIFER MOODY, University of Texas at Austin, Starr Visiting Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, will give a talk at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards.

Subject: `Changing landscapes of West Crete: the archaeology of Little Ice Age events.'


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Latin American Centre, 1 Church Walk.

SALLY BOWEN, formerly Lima correspondent of the BBC and The Financial Times
Fri. 27 Feb.: `Vladimiro Montesinos.'

PROFESSOR ALAN KNIGHT, MRS ROSEMARY THORP, and DR VALPY FITZGERALD (round-table)
Tue. 24 Feb.: Discussion, in English, based on Professor Enrique Cárdenas's new book, Cuando se origino el atraso economico de Mexico? La economia Mexicana en el largo siglo XIX, 1780–1920 (When did Mexico's economic backwardness begin?). Professor Cárdenas will reply to the discussion. DR GUILLERMO DE LA PEDA, Cambridge
Fri. 5 Mar.: `Bilingual teachers, indigenous intellectuals, and multicultural policies in western Mexico: challenges and contradictions.'


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 2004

Bubbles physical and metaphysical

The Wolfson College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lectures are open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to the college (telephone: Oxford (2)74103, e-mail: college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

LORD EATWELL, Cambridge
17 Feb.: `Useful economic bubbles.'

DR E. WOLFF, British Antarctic Survey
24 Feb.: `Icy bubbles and global warming.'

J. SHAPCOTT, poet
2 Mar.: `Antibubbles in your own kitchen: fluids, air, and poetry.'

PROFESSOR S. SPARKS, Bristol
9 Mar.: `Forecasting volcanic eruptions.'

ASSOCIATION OF COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITIES

ACU Titular Fellowships

The Association of Commonwealth Universities is inviting nominations for fellowships tenable for up to six months in developed or developing countries of the Commonwealth. These fellowships are open to the academic and administrative staff, or the nominees, of ACU member universities and are offered in subject areas in which the needs of developing countries are particularly great.

The University is invited to make two nominations for these awards. At least one of the nominations must be for a staff member from a university in another ACU member country, or from the industrial, commercial, or public sector to visit Oxford. Eligible candidates must be members of the university staff and be aged between twenty-eight and fifty.

Further information and application forms are available from the International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: 70134). Deadline for applications via the International Office: 17 May.


British Academy/ACU Grants for International Collaboration

Funds are available to support international joint activities, involving British scholars in collaboration with Commonwealth partners for advanced research, at postdoctoral or equivalent level or beyond in the fields of the humanities and social sciences.

Applications must be for projects involving genuine collaborative work between a defined group of scholars in one, or possibly two, other Commonwealth countries. Priority will be given to applications involving the initiation of a new programme where there is an expectation of continued collaboration, or a defined outcome such as planned joint publications.

The awards are tenable for one year only and provide a maximum of £5,000 for travel, maintenance, and research costs incurred in partner countries.

The application form and further details are available on the ACU Web site at www.acu.ac.uk. Candidates should apply directly to ACU before 1 May.

CONFERMENT OF TITLE

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Research Lecturer upon DR GEORGE DOUCAS, Sub-department of Particle Physics, with immediate effect.


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 27 February.

1 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

M.Phil. in Oriental Studies

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 577, delete from `A candidate who fails' on l. 7 to `in Modern Middle Eastern Studies.' on l. 10.

2 Ibid., after l. 16, insert: `Except where otherwise stated (see sections (xi) and (xii) below), applications for approval of the thesis subject must reach the Secretary, Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, on or before Monday in the sixth week of Trinity Full Term in the academic year preceding that in which the examination is to be taken.'

3 Ibid., p. 578, l. 37, after `board.' add: `*'.

4 Ibid., after `p. 508' in the footnote add: `and p. 577'.

5 Ibid., p. 580, in the footnote, after `p. 508' insert `and p. 577'.

6 Ibid., p. 581, l. 41, after `board;' add: `*'.

7 Ibid., insert new footnote: `* See regulations for theses on p. 508 and p. 577.'

8 Ibid., p. 582, l. 19, after `board' add: `*'.

9 Ibid., insert new footnote: `* See regulations for theses on p. 508 and p. 577.'

10 Ibid., p. 583, l. 40, after `Board.' insert `*'.

11 Ibid., delete from `Applications for such approval' on l.40 to `examination is to be taken.' on l.46.

12 Ibid., insert new footnote: `* See regulations for theses on p. 508 and p. 577.'.

13 Ibid., p. 584, in the footnote, after `p. 508' insert `and p. 577'.

14 Ibid., p. 585, delete ll. 14--17.

15 Ibid., l. 18, before `Successful' insert `3.'.

16 Ibid., delete from `on a subject to be approved' on l.33 to `preceding the examination' on l.35.

17 Ibid., delete footnote and substitute `* See regulations for theses on p. 508 and p. 577.'

18 Ibid., p. 586, delete footnote and substitute `* See regulations for theses on p. 508 and p. 577.'

19 Ibid., p. 587, l. 48, and p. 589, l. 20, delete `, to be' and substitute: `. Applications for approval of the thesis subject must reach the Secretary, Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, on or before Monday in the second Week of Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination. It must be'.

20 Ibid., p. 590, delete from `Applications for approval' on l.22 to `candidate is to be examined.' on l.24 (the asterisk is to remain).

21 Ibid., in the footnote , after `p. 508' insert `and p. 577'.


2 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) M.Phil. in Theology

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 603, l. 12, after `second year' insert `(submitting the application to the Graduate Studies Office by Monday of noughth week)'.


(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Theology

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 947, delete ll. 30–4 and substitute `(5) The Christian Doctrines of God, Christ, and Salvation as specified for paper (6) in the Honour School of Theology.'

2 Ibid., p. 948, after l. 6 insert `(10) The Development of Doctrine in the Early Church AD 451 as specified for paper (5) in the Honour School of Theology.'

OBITUARIES

St Anne's College

MRS D. PERRY, MA (née Coxhead), January 2004; Home-Student 1934--8. Aged 88.


St Hugh's College

MISS MARGARET ETHELWYN CARY FIELD, 21 January 2004; Modern History 1921. Aged 101.

MISS MARY ROSAMOND FOOKES, 20 January 2004; Classics 1924. Aged 98.

MISS ROSA PATRICIA HALL, 8 January 2004; Modern Languages 1929.

Aged 94.

MISS BARBARA ENID HOW, 21 December 2003; Modern History 1939.

Aged 83.

MISS JOAN MARGARET SHEPPARD, OBE, 26 November 2003; Modern Languages 1940. Aged 82.

MRS ALISON VIOLET WRIGHT (née Readman), 4 December 2003; PPE 1940. Aged 81.


Worcester College

ANDREW BARING, B.LITT., MA, 15 August 2003; exhibitioner and graduate 1957–60, 1964–79. Aged 67. DEREK CHARLES RALPH BURN, MA, 17 October 2003; commoner 1943–9. Aged 78.

JOHN ANTHONY DENISON, BA, 11 December 2002; commoner 1947–50. Aged 78.

BRIGADIER PRINCE JOHN GHIKA, MA, 2 August 2003; commoner 1946–50. Aged 75.

JAMES MARTIN-BATES, MA, 28 September 2003; commoner 1930–3.

HENDRICK MULLER, BM, 30 May 2003; Rhodes Scholar 1933–7. Aged 90.

GEORGE MICHAEL REID, BA; commoner 1948–50.

ADRIAN PATRICK SHERWOOD, MA; commoner 1948–51.

REGINALD WILLIAM T. THORP, BA, 4 September 2003; commoner 1934–8.

SIR STEPHEN TUMIM, MA, 8 December 2003; Scholar 1950–3, Honorary Fellow 1993--2003. Aged 73.

DAVID M. TALBOT RICE; commoner 1956.

DAVID JOHN ASHLEY WALLER, MA; commoner 1940–1.


ELECTIONS OF PROCTORS

Brasenose College

A meeting will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, 10 March, in the Chapel, Brasenose College, for the purpose of electing a Proctor for the proctorial year 2005–6.

All members of Brasenose College entitled under Council Regulations to vote (Concil Regulations 21 of 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1419) are hereby invited to attend.


                                        R.J. Cashmore
28 January 2004                             Principal

 


St John's College

A meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 March, in the Reception Room, Garden Quadrangle, St John's College, for the purpose of electing a Proctor for the proctorial year 2005–6.

All members of St John's College entitled under Council Regulations to vote (Council Regulations 21 of 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p.

1419) are hereby invited to attend.


                                        Michael Scholar
12 February 2004                            President

ELECTION OF ASSESSOR

St Cross College

A meeting will be held at 1.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 March, in the Frederic Hood Room, St Cross College, for the purpose of electing an Assessor for the proctorial year 2005–6.

All members of St Cross College entitled under Council Regulations to vote (Council Regulations 21 of 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p.

1419) are hereby invited to attend.


                                        A.S. Goudie
23 January 2004                                Master

Musical events

University Church: J.S. Bach, St John Passion,sung in German with congregational chorales, Wed., 3 Mar., 7.30 p.m. Soloists James Bowman, James Gilchrist, Claire Booth, Eamonn Dougan, William Gaunt, with the Choir of the University Church, and the Band of Instruments (dir. Ryan Wigglesworth). £12 central nave and gallery, £8 side aisles; concessions £8/£7. Tickets available on the door or in advance from the church office or the shop. Tel. (church office): Oxford (2)79111.
Saturday, 28 Feb., 8 p.m., O'Reilly Theatre, Keble College: Lars- Erik Larsson, Adagio for String Orchestra, Op. 48; Norman Dello Joio, Choreography; Nimrod Borenstein, The Shell Adagio for Strings (world premiere); Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525; Tchaikovsky, Serenade for Strings in C major, Op. 48. The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra, Marios Papadopoulos, conductor. Tickets £15. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com, Box Office 01865 305305.
The Bartholomew Consort: conductor, Jan Joost van Elburg, perform Choral and orchestral works by Johann Hermann Schein, Johann Kuhnau and Johann Sebastian Bach, Sun., 22 Feb., 3 p.m. in Mansfield College Chapel, Mansfield Road (by kind permission of the Chaplain). Tickets £7.50 (concessions £5), at the door, or by telephone 01865 760547.
Oxford City Opera present Britten's The Turn of the Screw, conducted by Samuel Hogarth. Wed. 18 Feb. at 8.30 p.m. and Friday 20 Feb. at 7.30 p.m. University Church of St Mary the Virgin. Tickets £9, £5 available from the Oxford Playhouse on Oxford 305305, or www.ticketsoxford.com, and at the door.
New Chamber Opera Studio presents the world première of The Story of Orpheus, written by Oxford composer, Professor John Caldwell. Michael Burden, Director; Stephen Rice, Musical Director. 4, 5, 6 March, New College Ante-chapel, 8.30 p.m. Tickets £12, £6 (concessions) available from the Oxford Playhouse on Oxford 305305, or www.ticketsoxford.com.


Art exhibition

Pembroke College JCR: exhibition of post-war British art, Sat., 28 Feb. This is a unique opportunity to see some of the finest modern pictures in the collection, including works by Frink, Heron, Chadwick, Calder and Piper. The exhibition is preceded by a three-course lunch in Pembroke Hall, starting at 1 p.m. Tickets £28, £20 (Oxford students), all proceeds benefiting the Student Hardship Fund. For further information, or to purchase tickets, please contact Lara Dalby, E-mail: lara.dalby@pmb.ox.ac.uk.


Theatre

`Bullock Event', St Catherine's College. The Real Inspector Houndby Tom Stoppard. University Members welcome. Art exhibition of painting, photography and sculpture on view in Room C of Bernard Sunley Building. Thur., 19 Feb., and Fri., 20 Feb., 8 p.m. Tickets at the door. £4, £3 students (concessions).


Lectures

Boutwood Lectures 2004. The lectures are held biannually on Political and Religious Philosophy. This year's lectures are entitled ` "Furious Religion" in an age of violence', The Revd Professor Duncan B. Forrester, Professor Emeritus of Theology and Public Issues, Edinburgh University; 18 and 19 Feb., 5–6 p.m., panel discussion 20 Feb., 5–6.30 p.m., McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. All welcome.
St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks, Hilary Term 2004: Artists and their Inspiration. 22 Jan., Dodos, Dogs and Saints, Susan Moxley; 29 Jan, Adventures with Porcelain and Light, Margaret O'Rorke; 5 Feb., Following my Nose, Alec Peever; 12 Feb., A Painter;s Progress, Ken Messer; 19 Feb., Title to be announced, Nick Mynheer; 26 Feb., Discovering the Creativity Within, Valerie Petts; 4 March, Contemporary Art and Catharsis, Mark Cazalet; 11 March, Title to be announced, Roger Wagner; 18 March, Seeing Music; Hearing Colour, Mark Rowan-Hull. The talks will be held at St Giles' either in the Church or the Parish Rooms at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: http://www.st-giles-church.org.
Oxford Brookes University. 9 March at 4.30 p.m. in Board Room 2. Professor Mary Hickman, from London Metropolitan University, is giving a lecture called `The Limitations of Whiteness and the Boundaries of Englishness.' All welcome. For further details contact Sara Ryan. E-mail: fam@brookes.ac.uk


Personal Trainers

One of the highest qualified exercise and nutritional consultant/personal trainers in the UK. 35 years experience. MSc Biomechanics and Applied Human Movement; BSc (Hons 1st) Sports Nutrition; Adv. Dip in Clinical Stress Management; Adv. Dip in Clinical Sports Therapy. Member of the `British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences'. Member of the `International Society of Biomechanics'. Expert attention for tone, weight loss, injury and rehabilitation and performance, from total novice levels to advanced, regardless of sex, age or physical limitation. Web site: www.alangordon- health.co.uk.
Paul Hornsby offers professional and effective advice to those members of the University (and their families) who would like to make a difference to their fitness and health this year. Weight loss, injury rehabilitation or sports specific training programmes can be devised for individuals or groups, at home or at the University Sports Centre, Iffley Road. discounted rates for University staff. Call 07980 818574, e-mail: pjh_personaltraining@yahoo.com.


Volunteers Wanted

Oxford Cruse Bereavement Care needs volunteers to man a helpline 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Mon.–Fri. (working either once a week, fortnight or month). If you would like more information please contact Yvonne, Celia or Sally: Oxford Cruse, Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH. Helpline 01865 245398. E- mail: oxfordcruse@waitrose.com.
Two Towns? One Relationship? Do you and your significant other live in separate locations because of work? I am currently conducting a qualitative research project for my M.Phil. thesis on dual-location couples. I am interested in understanding the decision-making processes and the coping strategies in a dual-location relationship. Participation in this project will involve a 45 minute interview with you and your partner. Please contact: Yuan-Ling Chiao, Dept. of Sociology. E-mail: yuan- ling.chiao@sociology.ox.ac.uk.


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands, and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday in term, also on the Wednesday before term starts, the Wednesday after the end of term and during the summer holidays. Newcomers with children (0-4 years) meet every Friday in term from 10-15 a.m. to 12 midday. Other term time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group, and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks and garden trips. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday from the equipment room—open all year except for 2 weeks at Christmas and Easter. Visit our Web site: www.ox.ac.uk/staff. Wed., 25 Feb., a `Coffee Morning Bring and Buy Sale' will be held in the Club Room from 10.30 a.m., where there will be stalls selling homemade goodies, gifts etc. All Newcomers, husbands, partners, children, neighbours and friends are welcome. Please bring your contribution to the Club Room at 2.30 p.m. on Tues., 24 Feb., or on the day.


Antiques Bought and Sold

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


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine: 1st floor , 135 High Street, Oxford. From our kitchen to your table, we would like to bring you herbs, spices, roots, beauty, fragrances and Mughal tradition of passion for good food. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Web site: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.


Services Offered

For general property repairs and maintenance, shelving, cupboards, and decorating give me a call. Excellent references. Anthony Swift 01865 762576.
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).
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.


Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.
Easter revision courses: GCSE, AS and A level. d'Overbroeck's College is one of the leading and most established providers of Easter revision courses in the UK, with an outstanding track record of success. Expert exam based teaching. Focused exam preparation and feedback. At GCSE: revise 3 subjects in a 5-day course. At AS and A level: revise 2 subjects in a 6-day course. Based in North Oxford. Limited places available: contact us now to find out more. Tel: 01865 310000. Web site: www.doverbroecks.com/easter.


Houses to Let

Wootton, near Woodstock: well-appointed furnished property in sought-after village; 3 bedrooms, conservatory, garage, gardens, off-road parking for 3 cars. In peaceful location. Good bus and rail connections to Oxford nearby. Available mid-April for 6 months/1 year. £850 per calendar month. E-mail: sally.stradling@ukgateway.net or tel.: 01993 812278.
East Oxford, spacious new town house, suit visiting academics/medics, 3 bedrooms plus study, 2 en suite plus bathroom and separate WC, large lounge, kitchen/dining room, garage and parking, small garden backing onto large public park/wild open space with tennis courts; appliances included, furniture provided if required. Close frequent bus service to central Oxford. Near supermarkets, fitness clubs, sports club and good ethnic restaurants. Rent negotiable but around £1,450 p.c.m., depending on length of agreement and references. Substantial refundable deposit required. Telephone: Vyvyan Salman on Oxford 771875, E-mail: salmonvgr@aol.com.
Headington Quarry, ideal for visiting professor, 2 double bedroom house, LR and kitchen/dining, all mod cons, mid-July to mid-Sept.or Oct., dates to be agreed. £900 p.c.m. includes utilities, cable TV, and telephone. Professionals only. Telephone: Philip Allison, Oxford 767791, E-mail: philip_allison@hotmail.com.
Two-bedroom modern terrace house with garden: fully furnished and fitted in excellent condition; gas c.h.; washer-drier; ample storage space in attic with ladder access. Situated in quiet cul-de-sac in Rewley Park behind Said Business School, near train and bus stations. Reserved parking space. Available 1 June. £895 p.c.m., deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 421234 or e-mail: josephine.reynell@qeh.ox.ac.uk, or macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.
Jericho: converted Victorian granary: 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hall, sitting room, kitchen, utility room and dining area. Walled garden, off-street parking, 5 minutes' walk St Giles' and colleges. Available mid-Feb. £1,150 p.c.m. To view tel.: 07990 587383.
North Oxford : new, bright, fully and tastefully furnished and equipped house with 2 bedrooms plus a study, master bedroom en suite, family bathroom, kitchen-diner, lounge, cloakroom, landscaped garden, private parking. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking excellent accommodation in the best residential area just north of the Summertown shopping and sporting amenity, and with easy access to most hopsitals and university departments. Available from April. Rent £1,150 p.c.m. (short term and service option). For further details tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.
Charming period cottage, Westcott Barton, 14 miles north west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of the village. Attractively furnished and well equipped. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom 1 spare bedroom/dressing room/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south facing garden. Wonderful place to write. Available late April. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.
Temple Cowley, newly renovated and furnished Victorian house with garden, close to local amenities; 1–2 reception rooms; 3 bedrooms (1 with en suite shower and toilet); fitted kitchen with dishwasher and w/machine. Available mid-Aug. to end Dec. £825 p.m. plus bills. Ideal for professionals and family. Tel.: Yasmin Sidhwa on 01865 711341 or e-mail : sidaley@hilldale.fsnet.co.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.


Flats to Let

Attractive modern 2-bedroom two-level flat in North Oxford (near St Hugh's), 15 minutes' walk to the city centre; completely refurbished; double bedroom, second bedroom/study, living-room, bathroom, kitchen; all mod. cons.; communal garden; garage option. Available now, £900 p.c.m. Tel. (evenings): Oxford 513202.
North Oxford : spacious garden apartment, fully furnished, sunny and secure. Adjacent park, tennis courts, golf club. Easy access to town centre. 2 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, patio, parking. Available from 1 April to 30 Nov. £750 p.c.m. Telephone: Oxford 552245.
Central North Oxford: spacious 1 bedroom apartment, convenient for hospitals and university departments, best suited to professionals and academics seeking good standard central accommodation. Available from February at £750 p.c.m. Telephone: Oxford 516144, fax: Oxford 437996.
The Wharf House: a range of elegantly furnished 1, 2, and 3 bedroom canal side apartments within a secure gated development. A convenient city base for a short stay with serviced options available. Let Finders Keepers make your time in Oxford a pleasant one. Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BY. Telephone: Oxford 311011. Web site: www.finders.co.uk.
Unexpectedly available, a self-contained, fully furnished flat in Woodstock Road, with easy access to the city centre; bedroom/living-room; fully equipped kitchen inc. washing machine; shower-room, c.h., private parking. Available 15 Mar. for short/long lets. £550 p.m., inc. bills. E-mail: mlavender100@hotmail.com.
Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms: 2 furnished ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.


Self-catering Apartments

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


Accommodation Offered

Summertown: 300 yards from shops. Large furnished bed-sitter with fitted carpet, kitchenette (fridge), and bathroom, all in one self-contained area on second floor of family house. Central heating and telephone. Rent includes all bills except telephone; small charge for hot-water heater. Highly reduced rent for one quiet, non-smoking, long-term tenant (over one year). Yearly contract and refs required. Not suitable for couples or sharing. Available for occupation on 1 April. Write to: Dr S.L. Altmann, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ, or E-mail: simon.altmann@bnc.ox.ac.uk.
College and County have a range of quality properties to let in Oxford. Contact: info@collegeandcounty.biz to see how we can meet your accommodation needs.
Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.


Accommodation Sought

Neat and friendly couple, both pursuing doctoral degrees at the University, quiet, very clean, non-smoking with no animals or children, seek a moderately priced 1- or 2-bedroom house or flat to rent in a good area close to city centre, from summer or autumn. Robert Amos: tel. 07900 691361, e-mail: rob.amos@pharmacology.ox.ac.uk; Julia Jonsson: tel. 07790 450258.
House-sit wanted by mature, professional, academic couple. Refs upon request. Available for any 6-month period or more, between spring 2004 and autumn 2005. E-mail: victor@thasiah.com.
American university professor and wife (ages 60 and 58) desire fully furnished house, beg. 15 June or 1 July until 15 Aug. Prefer 3 or 4 bedrooms, and 2 bathrooms, near bus route or convenient to University College. Non-smokers, references available. Please write to Prof. David Epstein, SMU School of Law, 3315 Daniel Ave., Dallas, Texas 75205, USA, or tel.: + 214 252 0852, or e-mail: depstein@mail.smu.edu, fax: + 214 768 3142.
Retired lady seeks 2-bedroom house or cottage in quiet, rural location (within 6 to 8 miles of Oxford) from March/April for 6 months or longer. Tel.: 020 8672 7170 daytime.
Wanted: spacious good-quality preferably unfurnished accommodation in central North Oxford or Jericho, for professional non-smoking couple for longterm let. Tel.: 07745 407505 (day); 01865 201300 (eves.). No agencies.
Visiting South African academic requires furnished house in Oxford with 3 bedrooms, close to primary school for around £800 p.m. Dates: from Apr. to Oct. Tel.: 01954 250983.
Are you an academic going on sabbatical? Anglo-American family of 3 moving from Spain to Oxford would pay a reasonable rent to look after your house (and animals?), and even offer you a holiday in our home in Mallorca. Ideally from April. Contact: Ellen. Tel.: 0034 971 53 19 00, or e-mail: ellen@reichwald.co.uk.
College and County is seeking to increase their portfolio of high quality Oxford property suitable for post graduate and academic lets. Ethical letting Works! A high level of personalised service and a less adversarial approach is in the interest of all. Would you like us to let and manage your house for you? Contact: mark@collegeandcounty.biz.
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.
Tuscany, Italy: villa S. Stefano, beautifully restored 2-storey country house on the top of a hill, among large vineyards and olive trees (biological-organic farming methods, no pesticides); 5 bedrooms (up to 9 people), 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, sitting-room, private swimming-pool, garden, cable, VCR, Internet. Wonderful and quiet, in the Chianti area, only 5 minutes' drive from Chiusi town, 1 hour from Rome and Florence, 30 minutes from Siena and Assisi. Telephone: +39 055 602044, or +39 328 7133951; e-mail: info@demata.tuscany.it; Web: www.demata.tuscany.it.
Two furnished flatlets in villa 300 metres from beach, 200 metres from shops in quiet district of Clos des Plages, 2 km from the centre of La Ciotat (France 13600). No. 1: 35 sq. mtrs.; kitchen/living-room, bathroom with bath and w.c., bedroom with mezzanine sleeps 3 or 4, electric heating, terrace overlooking garden. No. 2: 40 sq. mtrs.; kitchen/dining-room, bathroom with shower and w.c., bedroom sleeps 3 or 4, electric heating, small shady garden. Rent for either: Oct.–Apr. 320 euro p.w.; May, June, Sept. 400 euro p.w.; July, Aug. 480 euro p.w. Possibility of renting for weekend or school holiday. Telephone: 0442 084996, fax: 0442 719202.
Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy: tasteful villa in rural village of San Pantaleo on the NE coast of Sardinia, suitable for 2–6 people; beautiful mountain views over the Roche Sarde from house and garden; 3 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 with TV; only 10 minutes by car from Porto Cervo, world-renowned Pevero golf course and all major beaches; close to wide range of activities, from the village market, restaurants and mountain trails to tennis, diving, riding, sailing and windsurfing schools. E-mail: margareta@sanpanteleo.co.uk; http://www.sanpantaleo.co.uk.
Fuerteventura: ground-floor apartment on golf complex; own garden; communal pool; close to beach; convenient for airport. Sleeps 2–4. Claire Jones. Tel./fax: 01993 706191; e-mail: claire@jones04.freeserve.co.uk.
Gower peninsula holiday house: ideal position above Three Cliffs/Pobbles Bay; adjacent Pennard Golf Links; 2 wings available, independent or joint---each sleeps 5/6 (total 11); large secluded garden, ample parking. Telephone: Oxford 433499, e-mail: swainsonjc@aol.com.
France, Dordogne. For rent. Renovated cottage near Sarlat and Beynac castle. Sleeps 6--7; large swimming pool, marvellous view and tranquil setting. Photos available. June and Sept. (£600 p.w.), July (£900 per week). E-mail: barbaracemerson@yahoo.co.uk. Telephone: 07798 828758.
Italy, house in Le Marche: 40 mins. from Adriatic; 25 mins. from Urbino. 3 double bedrooms, large sitting area with open fireplace, nice new kitchen, large bathroom, central heating, terrace with beautiful panoramic views; plus garden area. 5 mins. to small town with many shops, 2 supermarkets and restaurants. Reasonable rates, some weeks still available. Telephone: Oxford 351754 evenings and weekends.
Italy, Tuscany. Charming seventeenth century farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised with lovely garden and swimming pool. Near Lucca; easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8- -10. Not available in August. Telephone: 0208 446 4913. E-mail: stein@stein44.fsnet.co.uk.
Lake District. Brinklow Cottage. Braithwaite is a hikers' paradise, sitting at the foot of Whinlatter Forest with Grisedale Pike towering behind. This compact, comfortable, affordable accommodation for 2 plus dog, will appeal equally to the young and old, who will appreciate the magnificent views over Derwent Valley and Skiddaw. The cottage is situated on an elevated site above Braithwaite, yet within a short stroll to the village shop and 2 public inns. Prices from £130 p.w. Telephone: 017687 78524. E-mail; twocthornes@aol.com.
Traditional Tarn farmhouse in 18 acres, sleeps 6/8 in main house (2 bathrooms) plus 4 in self-contained cottage across courtyard. Ideal for large family, or two families sharing. Recently modernised to high standard, c.h., open fireplaces, fully furnished, satellite TV, swimming pool (heated if required), hard tennis court, large games room with table tennis, snooker; secluded field and oak woods. 1k from village of Cahuzac-sur-Vere (supermarket, baker, 2 restaurants, cafe, bank, butcher); 45 minutes Toulouse airport, in Gaillac, Cordes, Albi triangle. Available to let from Easter 2004. For more information contact: mike.simler@wanadoo.fr or tel.: Judith on 01993 878793 (eves) or 01865 281577 (a.m.); website: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/mike.simler/Gaubile2.
Oxford: exceptional Edwardian home; 3 bedrooms (attached studies); 3 reception rooms; beautiful large kitchen/dining; charming summerhouse with veranda in garden. One further large bedroom in our second home next door. In all sleeping 5–8. Piano, table tennis; ó mile to city centre. 3 to 16 April, 28 July to 17 Aug., 17 Dec., to 8 Jan. £650 p.w. Tel.: 01865 247851.
Dordogne holiday rentals: stone house in an acre of garden in the Dordogne, France. Fabulous 270 degree panorama. Sleeps 8/10. Very peaceful, many day trips possible. Prices £210–£635 p.w. Private owner. Also gites sleeping 4/6 in nearby farm. Contact 01223 353603 or e-mail: whitehead.jo@bcg.com.
South of France: Cahors area. Completely restored stone house. Beautiful condition. Peaceful medieval village. An idyllic spot. Swimming pool. Preferential rates to college staff. Available all year round. E-mail: nkearney@tcd.ie or tel.: 0035 387 235 5962.
Italy—Umbria, near Perugia, within 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 combined. £250–£750 p.w. depending on numbers of beds and season. For further details phone or fax 01865 390581.
Paris: 2-bedroom, double reception flat, available July and Aug. Minimum 1 week. £350 p.w. Cheaper terms for longer stays: 12th arrondissement, near the Bois de Vincennes, the Bercy complex and the `coulee verte'; Metro `Michel Bizot'. Very elegant, attractively furnished with character features (large windows, high ceilings, parquet floors) balcony and lift. Entirely renovated with all mod cons. Washing machine,drier, dishwasher, microwave, separate WC, TV, video, CD player. Digicode and interphone. No children (but baby OK). Non smokers only. Phone 01865 769967 for pictures and availability.
Luxury flat on a golf course for rent in Alicante, Spain. Fantastic location close to sandy beach (15 minute walk) and airport (14 km). Terrace overlooking the 15th hole of Alicante Golf course. Two bedrooms, 2 shower/bathrooms. Apartment exquisitely finished and fully equipped (TV, washing machine, dryer, oven, microwave). Amenities include, tennis, squash, jacuzzi, steam bath, pool, children's area, etc. Available from July. Contact: rosana.lopez@admin.ox.ac.uk for info and pictures.
Holiday house in Catalonia: well appointed 4-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regencos (about 65 miles north-east of Barcelona, and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell; available throughout the summer of 2004. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. The house, which sleeps 7, is on 2 floors, each of which forms a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom and lounge/dining area. The ground floor has a large double bedroom and a single, while the upper floor has a similar double bedroom and a twin-bedded room. Attractive roof garden with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sunday and by private arrangement will cook delicious meals. Prices: £400 p.w., £750 per fortnight, £1,400 per 4 week period. Ring Dr Charles Mould 01993 810035 (fax 01993 810486) or e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net for further particulars.
Southwest France, between Albi/Cordes, farmhouse with 6 acres, swimming pool, set amid sunflower fields and vineyards. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, large kitchen, sleeps 8. Several airports within easy reach. Call 01608 810818 or e-mail barrymsimpson@hotmail.com for brochure.
Southern France: 27 miles from Perpignon Airport. Tastefully restored traditional village house with character in the heart of `Cathar Country'; 5 double bedrooms (3 en suite) plus family bathroom; 2 living rooms; large fully equipped kitchen. Large roof terrace. Other airports: Carcassone, Montpelier, Barcelona. Local swimming, rivers and lakes, beaches within 30 miles, and hiking. Available from now. Call Tony Venables on 01491 825035, or 01865 557767 evening. E-mail: janevenab@aol.com.
Tuscany: family owned Wine Estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese: offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodation 2 up to 12+. Secluded rural setting, half hour central Florence. Contact: tel./fax: 0039 055 824 9120. E-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it.
Rome: apartment for holiday or longer stays: 1-bedroom, Pigneto District, 15 minutes by bus from city centre; convenient; well located; well equipped; off roads accommodation. Linens and cleaning included. £200 p.2., £600 p.m. Contact: 01865 728830 or e-mail: buceti@frascati.enea.it.
Tuscany: Fattoria Corzano e Paterno, family owned and run award winning wine and cheese producing farm, half an hour from Florence, offers faithfully restored houses and apartments for short and longer term rentals. Web site: corzanoepaterno.it. Please contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham, 2000), e-mail: corzpaterno@libero.it.
Experience the Greek islands of Sporades with Thalpos Holidays. Local villa specialist offers lovely houses and villas in the beautiful islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in the Aegean Sea. Whether you are 2 or 20 persons in the party , and whether you wish to stay in the picturesque town, by the clear blue sea or in the breathtaking countryside, we have just what you are looking for. With more than 10 years of experience we are proud to offer high quality holidays and the very best service. See our programme for 2004 on: www.holidayislands.com, or contact us on e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr. Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.
Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1- bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well-equipped with television, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Available from late July, 3 nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 per week or £950 per month for members of the university. (Non-member rates are £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.
Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large seculded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks. Tel.: Marion on 01865 554122 or e-mail via Web site: www.hidden-sw-france.com.
Caribbean—Bequia, The Grenadines: 2-bedroom villas on Bequia Island, include unique beach front `Anthony Eden House'; 4-bedroom villas—`New Eden' set in palm groves on Friendship Beach, `Star Dust' perched on a hill with watchtower and swimming pool. Prices from approx. £200–£700 per person per week. Beaches/activities—Bequia has 7 pristine white sand beaches, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, scuba diving, hobie cats, snorkelling, fishing, shopping, sightseeing. Web site villa and yacht brochures: www.grenadine-escape.com. Please contact Lara Cowan Hadley, The Old Farm House, Weald, Bampton, OX18 2HW. Tel.: 01993 850285. E-mail: lara@grenadine-escape.com.
Cevennes—Gard/Lozere/Ardeche borders: spacious, recently refurbished apartment in stone Cevenol `mas', on the periphery of Mont Lozere National Park. Vine-covered terrace, adjoining modern kitchen; salon; 3 double bedrooms—sleeps 8+; bathroom and 2 shower rooms. Well separated from owners' accommodation which is usually unoccupied when this apartment is let. Set at about 1,000 ft, in over 2 acres of matrue gardens and trees, the house is on the edge of a very quiet hamlet—near a village with shops—in an area of dramatic mountain scenery, with attractive river swimming. Uzes, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles, Montpellier, Southern Rhone vineyards, Gorges du Tarn—and the Mediterranean—all within easy reach. For those who do not wish to drive, there is easy access via TGV or cheap Stanstead flights. Booking now open for 2004 (from £210 p.w.). Non-smokers only please. Full c.h. available for autumn and winter lets. A smaller, second flat is now also available; this will sleep 4 or 5 in 2 bedrooms and has a large living area and a cool covered terrace. Though entirely separate from the larger flat—and available separately—this may be of particular interest to families who enjoy holidays together but appreciate privacy and independence. For further details of either of these flats please apply: 01527 541360.


House for Sale

Hethe: Charming period cottage tucked away in the pretty country village of Hethe, approx. 18 miles NE of Oxford. Many character features, including original beams, exposed stone walls, open fire. Ideal for single person or couple, or as tranquil weekend retreat from city living. 2 bedrooms, living room, good sized kitchen and bathroom, secluded patio area and well-stocked cottage garden, private parking space. No onward chain. £220,000 ono. Contact: E-mail: Sandra.Nicholson@admin.ox.ac.uk. Telephone: Oxford 280667 or Oxford 515515.

 


Houses/Flats for Sale

A new agency: Space, Woodstock Road, Oxford (opposite Browns restaurant), tel.: 01865 557333. For property details and virtual tours of 320 towns and villages in Oxfordshire, visit www.spaceagency.co.uk. See Oxford and the county at street level.


House for Sale in Italy

Southern Italy, Campagna---grow your own olive oil. SW facing house near historic hilltop town of Ariano Irpino. May be of interest to families who want to share buy have separate accommodation. Upper floor: 2 double bedrooms, large living area with veranda, kitchen/dining, bath. Lower floor: 2 bedrooms, shower and kitchen ready for upgrading, utility room, private terrace. Garage suitable for conversion to living area. Spring-fed dripping pool with extensive paved terrace and shady covered area. Magnificent views over Valle Luogo, 6 acres olives (av. yield 60 ltrs. per annum); figs, hazels, wild flowers. Ruined old house with traditional brick pizza oven a perfect restoration project. Off usual routes. Ideal for Italian speakers who relish the challenge of getting to grips with Arianese language and culture---the real southern Italy. Naples 1 hour by car or train. Well-situated for excursions to Pompeii, Ischia, Amalfitana, Caserta. Price: 219,000 euro. Contact: Wooller, tel. 01766 762684, e-mail: michael@thecusp.fsnet.co.uk (owner); Italian agent, Antonio Leggiero: legherim@libero.it.

 


House to Let/For Sale in France

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly: old farm house, newly tiled roof, all mod cons, and set in approx. 13½ acres of farmland. Peaceful yet within 4 kms from Cerisy la Salle (local village; Saint-Lo, Coutance approx. 20 kms; Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room; gas cooker; separate electric oven; microwave; large fridge with separate freezer; gas c.h.; bathroom with toilet; sitting room. First floor: music room (with Grand piano), 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with toilet; gallery (suitable for office) which overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Ideal retreat for writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. Long-term let or for sale (sensible offers). For further details please contact Alexander Kok on tel.: 00 33 2 33 45 52 16, fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.

UNIVERSITY LECTURERSHIP AND HONORARY NHS CONSULTANTSHIP IN CLINICAL MEDICINE (NEPHROLOGY)

In association with Kellogg College

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer and Honorary NHS Consultant in Clinical Medicine (Nephrology), the post to be taken up from a date to be agreed. The University Lecturer will be required to engage in teaching and research, and in clinical and administrative work under the direction of the Head of Department (Professor Peter Ratcliffe).The successful candidate will be clinically qualified and have an independent research programme which will contribute substantially to the activities of the department.

The salary (subject to the award of an honorary consultant contract) will be on the scale £54,340--£70,715 (under review), according to age and qualifications.

Further particulars may be obtained from Web page http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/. Applications (ten copies, or one only from candidates overseas) should be e-mailed (e-mail: personnel@ndm.ox.ac.uk) or sent to the Personnel Administrator, Room 5802, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, to arrive no later than 13 March. Applicants should include a full curriculum vitae, a list of research publications (please star the five most important papers and include reprints if available) and a statement of research objectives, together with the names of three referees (one at least from outside Oxford).

The department's Web page is at http://www.ndm.ox.ac.uk.


FACULTY OF THEOLOGY AND KEBLE COLLEGE

University Lecturership in New Testament Studies

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2004. The successful candidate should be an established scholar with a good research profile and able to contribute to various aspects of the work of the faculty.

An ability to show expertise in one of the following areas will be an advantage: Second Temple Judaism; the application of the social sciences to biblical studies; the contribution of biblical ethics to contemporary ethical discussion; or the history of the study of New Testament theology.

A tutorial fellowship at Keble College is attached to the lecturership. Salary: up to £42,900 (under review).

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available on http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/. Applications should be sent by post to the Faculty Board Secretary, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH. The closing date for applications is 7 March.


CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Appointment of Researcher, `Cultures of Consumption' Research Programme

Applications are invited for the appointment of a researcher to work on a project funded by the joint ESRC-AHRB Research Programme `Cultures of Consumption'. The appointment will be two days per week from 1 April to 31 August 2004. The research is a comparative exploration of social protest and the commodification of water, and a project summary is available at http://www.consume.bbk.a c.uk/research/morgan_full.html.

The post-holder will be expected to have completed or be near to completing a doctorate in social science; to have experience with designing survey interview instruments; experience with qualitative data analysis software, preferably Atlas; experience with social network analysis; an interest in and knowledge of the subject matter of the research project; the ability to speak French and/or Spanish; and a willingness to transcribe interviews (though this task may turn out to be minimal).

The appointment will be on the academic-related research staff 1A scale (part-time position: 40 per cent), and will be for a maximum period of five months.

Applicants are required to send a résumé (maximum two pages), accompanied by a covering letter (also maximum two pages) explaining how they meet the above criteria, and providing the names and contact details of two referees. Applicants must possess the necessary legal authority to work in the European Union. Application should be sent to the Administrator, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD. Reference CX00401 should be quoted on all correspondence.

The closing date for applications is 1 March, and interviews will be held on Tuesday, 16 March.


FACULTY OF LAW

Appointment of Database Officer and of IT Support Officer

The Faculty of Law has an immediate vacancy for a half-time IT support Officer and a half-time Database Officer. Ideally the faculty would prefer to appoint one person to both posts, creating a single full-time post, but will also consider applications for the two half-time appointments, with working hours to be negotiated.

The Database Officer will be responsible for designing, modifying, and maintaining a range of databases, including the faculty's crucial and highly complex databases for processing examination results. Applicants will need a high level of ability with Microsoft Access 97 or newer versions, an aptitude for complex problem-solving, and enthusiasm for working with users to find technical or non-technical solutions to their data-processing and information needs.

As IT Support Officer, the post-holder will provide general first-level support to the faculty's academic, research, and administrative staff and, to a lesser extent, to students. This will include hardware and software acquisition, problem-solving, routine maintenance, and advice to users. Applicants will need to have some experience of IT support work and be familiar with modern Windows PC platforms.

For both jobs, the faculty needs someone who not only has strong technical ability but who can communicate effectively with users, works well under pressure, and enjoys being part of a team.

Both appointments will be for two years in the first instance. The salary of the Database Officer (50 per cent FTE) will be pro rata to the scale £18,265--£27,339 (pay award pending). The salary of the IT Support Officer (50 per cent FTE) will be pro rata to the scale £18,265--£23,296 (pay award pending). If a single full-time appointment is made, covering both posts, the salary will be on the scale £18,265--£27,339.

Further particulars, including details of the application process, are available on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Faculty Office, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL (telephone: Oxford (2)71491, e-mail: lawfac@law.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications Friday, 20 February (12 noon).


FACULTY OF MODERN HISTORY

Appointment of Faculty Administrative Officer

This is an excellent opportunity to manage a busy faculty office and day-to-day running of a historic building at an exciting time of change in the Modern History Faculty, which has one of the highest student intakes in the University.

Tasks include co-ordination of the undergraduate programme, management of the examination process, and overseeing schools liaison projects. The ideal candidate will be able handle confidential information and to work under pressure to deadlines with a high degree of accuracy. The post involves working independently, decision-making, taking initiatives and managing and prioritising competing workflows. Excellent written and oral skills, and organisational flair are essential, as are good interpersonal skills with staff at all levels and the ability to work as part of a small friendly team.

The post is on the clerical grade C6 scale (salary £21,469--£24,951 per annum).

Applications, consisting of a covering letter and a curriculum vitae, including the names and addresses of two referees, one of whom should be a current or recent employer, should be addressed to the Administrator, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 2 March. Further particulars for this post may be obtained from the Administrator (e-mail: administrator@history.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)77253. They can also be obtained from the Web site http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.


CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Appointment of Administrative Secretary

Applications are invited for the post of Administrative Secretary, responsible for the administration of the Centre's M.Sc. Course in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and for clerical/secretarial support to the Centre. The successful applicant will play a key role in this small but friendly research unit and have a broad range of responsibilities in supporting the Centre's Administrator and its senior staff. Competence with Microsoft Office is essential.

The post is on the clerical and library grade C4 scale (salary £15,603--£18,015 per annum).

Further details of the post, available immediately for two years in the first instance, can be obtained from http://www.crim.ox.ac.uk, or from Jo Armitage, Centre for Criminological Research, 12 Bevington Road, Oxford OX2 6LH (telephone: Oxford (2)74448, e-mail: jo.armitage@crim.ox.ac.uk). Letters of application, plus full a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the Administrator, Centre for Criminological Research, by 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 February.


JOINT APPOINTMENT WITH THE OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

FELLOWSHIP IN MODERN HEBREW LANGUAGE AND/OR LITERATURE

Applications are invited for a Fellowship in Hebrew Studies at the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, the appointment to start in October 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment may be made in any area of Hebrew language and/or modern Hebrew literature, but suitable candidates must be able to teach modern Hebrew literature at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

The post-holder will be a member of the University Teaching and Research Unit in Hebrew and Jewish Studies, initially with the title of Visiting Lecturer and eligible in due course for the title of University Research Lecturer; he or she will also be considered for appointment to the Cowley Lecturership in Post-Biblical Hebrew.

Scholars of all ranks will be considered for this position. The appointment will be made for an initial five-year period, renewable after review.

Further particulars and details of admission procedures are available from Joan Sinclair, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, Oxford OX5 1PY (telephone: Oxford 370830, e-mail: jbs@ochjs.ac.uk). These details are also available on the Centre's Web site: http://associnst.ox.ac.uk/ochjs.

A review of applications will begin on 1 March 2004 and will continue until the post is filled.

The Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies and the University are equal opportunities employers.


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Six-hour Stipendiary Lecturership in Classical Literature

Balliol College proposes, if a suitable candidate applies, to appoint a six-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Classical Literature for the academic year 2004--5.

The lecturer will be required to teach up to six hours for subjects in Honour Moderations in Classics and the Final Honour School of Literae Humaniores, and to take some responsibility for the organisation of these courses (including admissions), and for pastoral care of students. The lecturer will receive a stipend of £5,896 (plus whatever increase in lecturers' salaries is agreed this year) and certain common room rights.

The college wishes to appoint someone who specialises in Greek literature, and, in particular, can teach some of the main Greek literature papers in the Final Honour School of Literae Humaniores. For these papers see Examination Regulations, 2003, pp. 248ff.

Course information can also be found on the University's VLE---http://www.weblearn.ox.ac.uk (a guest username and password, can be obtained, if necessary, by sending a message from this page: http:///www.classics.o x.ac.uk/contact/index.asp?to=WebLearn); then navigate to the Humanities building, Classics floor. Course handbooks can be viewed or downloaded in PDF format from Degree Courses: Handbooks.

Applicants should provide a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae, and should state which papers they are able to teach. Applicants should provide the names of two referees, whom they should ask to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Applications and references must reach the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by 27 February.

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.


CHRIST CHURCH

Official Studentship (Tutorial Fellowship) and University Lecturership (CUF) in French Language and Literature

Christ Church and the University invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the above post, starting 1 October 2004. The University Lecturership is associated with an Official Studentship (Fellowship) and Tutorship at Christ Church.

Applicants should have teaching competence and research interests in Modern French Literature. Candidates will be considered for the post on the basis of the selection criteria outlined in the further particulars.

The further particulars are available from the Censor's Administrator, Christ Church, OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)76157, e-mail: jane.nelson@chch.ox.ac.uk), and may also be downloaded from the college Web site, http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 28 February. Short-listed candidates may expect to be interviewed in late March/early April.

Christ Church and the University are equal opportunities employers.


KEBLE COLLEGE

Research Fellowship and Tutorship in Archaeology and Anthropology

Keble College proposes to elect a Research Fellow and Tutor in Archaeology and Anthropology for a period of five years (fixed term, non-renewable) from 1 October 2004. The person elected will have research interests in one of the following areas: palaeolithic archaeology, biological or cultural anthropology, and will be required to teach at undergraduate level. The teaching stint will be four hours per week averaged over the academic year. The fellow may be asked to help in a limited way with the academic and pastoral organisation of the subject. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor John Bennet (e-mail: john.bennet@keb.ox.ac.uk).

The fellow will not be a member of the governing body, but will be a full member of the senior common room and be entitled to lunch and dinner at the common table as well as to an academic allowance of £400 per annum (adjustable annually). A shared room will be available. The stipend for up to four hours of teaching per week averaged over the year will be £3,635 per annum (adjustable annually). In addition, a fellow not in receipt of other financial support will receive a housing allowance of £3,417 per annum (adjustable annually). The fellow will be eligible to join USS. Selection will be made on the basis of research potential and teaching ability. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two referees) and a statement of research activity to the Warden's Secretary, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG, by Friday, 12 March, and should ask their referees to write directly to the Warden's Secretary by the same date.

 


Research Fellowship and Tutorship in Economics

Keble College proposes to elect a Research Fellow and Tutor in Economics for a period of five years (fixed term, non-renewable) from 1 October 2004. The person elected will have research interests in any area of economics and will be required to teach Economics at undergraduate level. The teaching stint will be four hours per week averaged over the academic year. The fellow may be asked to help in a limited way with the academic and pastoral organisation of the subject. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Howard Smith (e-mail: howard.smith@keb.ox.ac.uk)

The fellow will not be a member of the governing body, but will be a full member of the senior common room and be entitled to lunch and dinner at the common table as well as to an academic allowance of £400 per annum (adjustable annually). A shared room will be available. The stipend for up to four hours of teaching per week averaged over the year will be £3,635 per annum (adjustable annually). In addition, a fellow not in receipt of other financial support will receive a housing allowance of £3,417 per annum (adjustable annually). The fellow will be eligible to join USS. Selection will be made on the basis of research potential and teaching ability. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two referees) and a statement of research activity to the Warden's Secretary, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG, by Friday 12 March, and should ask their referees to write directly to the Warden's Secretary by the same date.

 


Research Fellowship and Tutorship in Physics

Keble College proposes to elect a Research Fellow and Tutor in Physics for a period of five years (fixed term, non-renewable) from 1 October 2004. The person elected will have a strong research record in a field of physics covered by the Oxford Physics Department, will have a broad knowledge of physics at the undergraduate level and will be prepared to teach students for a number of papers as arranged by the senior physics tutor. The teaching stint will be four hours per week averaged over the academic year. The fellow may be asked to help in a limited way with the academic and pastoral organisation of the subject. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Wade Allison (e-mail: wade.allison@keb.ox.ac.uk).

The fellow will not be a member of the governing body, but will be a full member of the senior common room and be entitled to lunch and dinner at the common table as well as to an academic allowance of £400 per annum (adjustable annually). A shared room will be available. The stipend for up to 4 hours of teaching per week averaged over the year will be £3,635 per annum (adjustable annually). In addition, a fellow not in receipt of other financial support will receive a housing allowance of £3,417 per annum (adjustable annually). The fellow will be eligible to join USS. Selection will be made on the basis of research potential and teaching ability.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae (including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two referees) and a statement of their research activity to the Warden's Secretary, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG, by Friday, 12 March, and should ask their referees to write directly to the Warden's Secretary by the same date.

Keble College is an equal opportunities employer committed to excellence in research and teaching.


LINCOLN COLLEGE

Fixed-term Stipendiary Lecturership in Classical Archaeology

Lincoln College invites applications from postdoctoral graduates or from graduates in the final stages of completing a doctorate for a one-year fixed-term Stipendiary Lectureship in Classical Archaeology, with effect from 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005. The post may be renewable for a further year. The Stipendiary Lecturer will be required to provide up to twelve hours' tutorial teaching per week averaged over the academic year.

The post-holder will be required to provide teaching to support the Classical Archaeology and Ancient History degree at Lincoln across all years of the programme. Applicants should have expertise in either Greek or Roman archaeology of the Classical period. As part of the ordinary duties of the post, the lecturer will organise teaching for the programme, will set and mark collections, and will be expected to help with the admissions process for Classical Archaeology and Ancient History at Lincoln. The lecturer will also be expected to help at open days, and to undertake general pastoral responsibilities for undergraduates following the programme at Lincoln.

The salary offered is currently £17,126 per annum. Certain common room rights and allowances are also offered.

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the College Secretary, Lincoln College, Oxford OX1 3DR (telephone: Oxford (2)79801, fax: (2)79802, e-mail: juliet.montgomery@lincoln.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be submitted by Friday, 5 March.

Note: applications submitted by e-mail will not be accepted.

Lincoln College is an equal opportunities employer.

 


Hardie Postdoctoral (non-stipendiary) Fellowship in the Humanities

Lincoln College proposes to elect a non-stipendiary postdoctoral Research Fellow in the area of Modern Languages, for one year in the first instance, from 1 October 2004. The fellowship may be renewed for a second year, and is open to both men and women. The fellowship is intended to give someone who has recently finished a doctorate the chance to continue scholarly research in Oxford, together with the possibility of undertaking some undergraduate teaching for the college in the relevant area, for which separate payment will be made at the standard rate.

The successful candidate will have full common room rights, and will receive a nominal statutory sum per annum, since this is a non-stipendiary position. Applicants are requested to provide evidence of financial independence in their applications. The successful applicant will have access to single occupancy college accommodation at his or her own expense.

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the College Secretary, Lincoln College, Oxford OX1 3DR (telephone: Oxford (2)79801, fax: (2)79802, e-mail: juliet.montgomery@lincoln.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be submitted by Friday, 12 March.

Note: applications submitted by e-mail will not be accepted.

Lincoln College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Appointment of Administrative Assistant

St Anne's College wishes to appoint a full-time Administrative Assistant. The person appointed will be part of a busy team in the college Academic Office, with particular responsibility for the maintenance of a tuition database. The College Office is the focal point for academic matters concerning students and their courses.

Applicants should be of a good standard of education with excellent word-processing skills (preferably Microsoft Word), experience of database work in Microsoft Access, and efficient clerical skills. Experience of working in a university environment, or workplace of comparable complexity, would be an advantage.

The salary will be within the university clerical grade 3 scale (currently £13,547--£16,458). Benefits include a contributory staff pension scheme (OSPS); holiday entitlement of thirty- five days (not including bank holidays); free lunch when on duty; private health insurance after a qualifying period; and eligibility to apply for a parking permit.

The further particulars may be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)74825, by e-mailing (e-mail: christine.foard@st-annes.ox.ac.uk), or from http://www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk.

Applications, including a letter indicating how you fulfil the requirements of the post, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for two referees, should be sent to the College Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS, by 23 February.


ST EDMUND HALL

Appointment of Chaplain

St Edmund Hall wishes to appoint a Chaplain, with effect from 1 May 2004 for a fixed term of five years. The post is a half-time one, and is especially suitable for a man or woman who will be engaged in academic study or research. The closing date for applications is Monday, 1 March.

Full details of the post are available from the Principal's PA, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR (e-mail: gillian.powell@seh.ox.ac.uk).


ST STEPHEN'S HOUSE

Appointment of Bursar

St Stephen's House theological college, a Permanent Private Hall within the University, wishes to appoint a Bursar. The appointment will take effect from 1 July 2004 (existing holiday commitments will be honoured). Salary range £24,000--£26,000 (negotiable).

A job description and application forms may be obtained from The Revd David Maudlin, SSC, the Rectory, Walden Road, Radwinter, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 2SW (telephone: 01799 599332).

Completed application forms are to be received by Saturday, 28 February. Interviews will be held in Oxford on Saturday, 20 March.


FITZWILLIAM COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

The Mastership

The fellows of Fitzwilliam College intend to elect a Head of the college to succeed the present Master, Professor Brian Johnson, FRS, who retires on 30 September 2005. The Mastership is open equally to women and men.

Anyone wishing to be considered for the post or to suggest appropriate names should write in confidence to the President (Dr D.M. Thompson), Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge CB3 0DG, by 31 March 2004. The fellows reserve the right to consider names other than those responding to this notice.

The college follows an equal opportunities policy, and has been committed since its inception to widening access to the University of Cambridge.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Meres Senior Studentship for Medical Research

The Council of St John's College, Cambridge, invites applications from those holding a doctoral degree or having other substantial research experience for a Meres Senior Studentship for Medical Research. A medical qualification is not essential.

The tenure of the studentship, which should begin between 1 October 2004 and 1 January 2005, will be from one to three years. The annual pensionable emolument will not exceed £37,187.

Further particulars of the studentship and information required from applicants may be obtained from the Master, St John's College, Cambridge CB2 1TP or by e-mailing the Master's Secretary (e-mail: s.l.pipe@joh.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 30 April.

 


Harper-Wood Studentship for English Poetry and Literature

St John's College invites applications for the Harper-Wood Studentship for English Poetry and Literature. The purpose of the studentship is to encourage creative writing by making it possible for the holder to travel and study. During the period of tenure, the student will be expected to produce original literary work while engaging in a course of study or research (not necessarily attached to a university or other institution). All or part of the period of tenure must be spent in a foreign country of the student's choice.

The studentship is tenable for one year and is not renewable. It is a condition of election that at the time of the election the candidate be a graduate of any university of Great Britain, Ireland, the Commonwealth, or the United States of America, and be not over thirty years of age. The student will normally be expected to enter upon the studentship on 1 October 2004.

The emoluments of the studentship will be determined by the college Council in light of the student's qualifications and financial circumstances (including emoluments from other sources), up to a maximum of £9,000. Financial assistance may also be given to enable the student to spend all or part of the period of study abroad.

Letters of application should be sent to the Master, St John's College, Cambridge CB2 1TP, to reach him not later than Monday, 24 May, and should be accompanied by the candidate's curriculum vitae or résumé, a plan of the proposed study or research and of the proposed travel, and the names and addresses of not more than two referees. Short-listed candidates may be invited to submit examples of their work, up to a limit of 5,000 words. Details of any other research plans or applications which might relate to the tenure of the Harper-Wood Studentship should also be supplied.


TRINITY HALL, CAMBRIDGE

Teaching Fellowship in Mathematics

Trinity Hall invites applications for a teaching Fellowship in Pure Mathematics or Probability and Statistics. The successful applicant will be expected to teach small groups of students (typically two students in a group) for twelve hours per week (over twenty weeks of the academic year) and assist in supervising, directing studies, and undergraduate admissions. While this is a college based teaching position, the successful applicant will be encouraged to undertake independent research and to contribute both to the life of the college and the relevant university department.

The appointment will take effect from 15 September 2004 (or at the latest 1 October 2004), for three years in the first instance. An earlier appointment date might be negotiated. The starting stipend for this post will be in the range £18,500--£26,000 on the university scale for academic appointments, depending on age and experience.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research, and the names of three referees (one teaching referee and two research referees), should be addressed to the Master by 23 February 2004. It is anticipated that the final interviews will be held during the early part of March 2004. Further particulars are available on the college Web site
(http://www.trinhall.cam.ac.uk/appointme nts), or from Ginny Barrett, PA to the Master, Trinity Hall, Cambridge CB2 1TJ (telephone: 01223 332540, fax: 765157, e-mail: vfab2@cam.ac.uk). Specific questions may be addressed to Professor Tom Körner (e-mail: twk@dpmms.cam.ac.uk).

Friday 13 February

DR T. DRAGADZE: `Moods and numbers; their cultural effects' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS (with Kate Semmens, soloist) performs music by Charpentier and Purcell, New College Ante-Chapel, 1.15 p.m. (tickets £2/£1 at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Be my Valentine', 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.)

DR V. FITZGERALD: `Controlling the global funding of terrorists' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

DR J. MADDICOTT: `Establishment: the first age of parliamentary politics, 1225–58' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327'), Schools, 5 p.m.

JEANETTE WINTERSON: `Words are the part of silence that can be spoken: what art might mean in the twenty-first century' (Richard Hillary Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR: `Politics and the judges' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

KARMA NABULSI: `The role of refugee and exile communities in creating the Palestinian future' (lecture series: `Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. HACKETT: `Carping or carpe diem: the response of scholars of religion to global religious violence' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.


Saturday 14 February

ORGAN RECITAL: David Davies, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS performs music by Charpentier and Purcell, New College Chapel, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 available in advance from `In Oxford Shop', tel. 248774).


Sunday 15 February

DR SEBASTIAN BROCK preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 16 February

PROFESSOR C. LAWRENCE: `Bodies anatomical and geographical: surgery and exploration in the nineteenth century' (seminar series: `Surgery, physic, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

J.-L. LEUTRAT: `Introduction au cinéma de la "modernité": Jean-Luc Godard (Passion/Scénario du film Passion)' (lecture series), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

BAHRAM BEKHRADNIA: `Higher education: where have we been? Where are we going?' `Green College Lectures: `The future of higher education'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.


Tuesday 17 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Small group teaching'—humanities and social sciences, fourth meeting, 12.15 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The development of landscape', 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.)

DR M. RYAN: `The sense of place' (Carlyle Lectures: `The legal framework of political thought, 1100–1600'), Schools, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL MOORE, MP, PROFESSOR ADIELE AFIGBO, and RICHARD DOWDEN: `Africa: meltdown or breakthrough?' (Parliamentary Seminars: `A fractured world: foreign policy in the twenty-first century'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

HUGH BRODY: `The North Pacific coast: the Gitxan ask for the law' (Waynflete Lectures: `Claiming land, winning rights, losing life'—an exploration and critique of Aboriginal land claims), the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

S. GOLTERMANN: `The imagination of disaster: death and survival in post-war Germany' (Modern European History Social and Cultural History Research Seminar), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

DR L. PLATT: `The intergenerational social mobility of minority ethnic groups' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Barnett House, 5 p.m.

E. WICKHAM: `Realisation and recreation: issues in the performance of early Renaissance polyphony' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m.

FRANCES SPALDING: `When are words not enough: Roger Fry and Virginia Woolf's creative friendship' (lecture series: `Biographers at work'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5.15 p.m.

HUGH WHITEMORE (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `What is truth, what is fable? The dilemma of reality and television' (News International Broadcast Media Lectures: `The largest theatre in the world: a writer's view of television drama'), Green College, 5.30 p.m.

LORD EATWELL: `Useful economic bubbles' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Bubbles physical and metaphysical'), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).


Wednesday 18 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Small group teaching'—sciences and medical sciences, fourth meeting, 12.15 p.m., and `Working for the University: opportunities and benefits', 2 p.m. (see information above).

ORGAN RECITAL: James Johnstone, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Victorian painting', 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.)

PROFESSOR C. CLUNAS: `Play and excess: visual and material cultures of pleasure' (Slade Lectures: `Empire of Great Brightness: visual and material cultures of Ming China, 1368--1644'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.F. KENNEDY: `Jesuit chapels and musical catechisms' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `Early Jesuit music'—with video and audio illustrations), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR J. SIDEL: `Da'wah, Hijra, Jihad: the Jamaat Islamiyya in Indonesia' (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies seminars: `Islamic political thought'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

DR M. BAR-ASHER: `Jews and Judaism in early Shi'i religioius literature' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

 


Thursday 19 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Leading teams'—day 2, and `Chairing meetings', both 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR R. GOOBERMAN-HILL: `MAP65+ - disability in later life' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminars: `Health and social care for ageing populations'), Lecture Theatre, Department of Sociology, 1 p.m.

DR S. HUQ-HUSSAIN: `Bangladeshi women migrants' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Engendering emotion: interdisciplinary contexts'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

R. MURPHY: `Researching students' experiences of HE: beyond the looking glass?' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning research seminars, History of Art Lecture Room, Littlegate House level 2, 4 p.m. (enquiries: harriet.dunbar- goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

THE REVD DR MICHAEL BARNES, SJ, and RAVI GUPTA: `Christian theological responses to Hinduism' (Centre for Christianity and Culture lecture series: `Relating to the "Other": Hindu and Christian perspectives'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

MS KRISTIINA OJULAND (Foreign Minister of Estonia): `EU25 > 15 + 10' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

HEATHER O'DONOGHUE: `New words from Old Norse: names and neologisms in Walter Scott's The Pirate' (OED Forum meeting), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

GRAHAM WYNNE (Chief Executive, RSPB) speaks in Linacre Lectures series `Green power: green responsibility?'—directors of leading conservation charities speak about the changing marketplace and their strategies for success, Main Lecture Hall, School of Geography and the Environment, 5.15 p.m.

A. THOMSON: `Epicureanism and Spinozism in early Enlightenment materialism' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.


Friday 20 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing research projects', 10 a.m. (see information above).

MARIE-BERNADETTE DUFOURCET: masterclass on the nineteenth- and twentieth- century French organ repertoire, the chapel, Exeter, 10 a.m–12 noon and 2–4 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

DR P. WORMALD lectures in the series `Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `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.)

DR J. MADDICOTT: `Consolidation: Parliament and baronial reform, 1258–72' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR: `Civil Service reform' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

ALI ABUNIMAH: `Palestine/Israel: the end of the road for the two-state solution?' (lecture series: `Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR LORNA MARSDEN: `Women, universities, and the Canadian tradition' (LMH 125 Canada Seminar), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (further information from: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR P. JEFFREYS: `What is e-science, and will it change the University?' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Lecture Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.


Saturday 21 February

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE: `10/10 Day'—open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., for a series of events on theme of `the colour blue' (see details in `Lectures' above).

ORGAN RECITAL: Jonathan Hardy, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 22 February

MRS HENRIETTA LEYSER preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

KATHRYN WHITNEY (mezzo-soprano) and PHILIP BULLOCK (piano): experimental performance of Die Winterreise (Part II: the final twelve poems, in the order originally published), the Hall, Wolfson, 3 p.m.

JILL CROSSLAND performs piano works by Handel and Mozart, the Hall, Balliol, 9 p.m. (doors open 8.45 p.m.; admission free).