Oxford University Gazette: 12 June 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4663: 12 June 2003

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

University Acts


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

University Agenda



The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the resolutions carried without a meeting under the provisions of Sect. 7 (1) of Statute IV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 100).

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

(1) That the University be authorised to expend from the unearmarked part of the Higher Studies Fund the sum of £30K over two years to provide research assistance for the new Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics.

(2) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies the sum of £10K over three years to provide research assistance for the new Professor of Criminology.

(3) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies the sum of £75K over three years to provide research assistance for the new Professor of Anglo-German Commercial Law.


Admission and Installation of the Chancellor of the University

A Convocation will be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday, 25 June, at 11.30 a.m., for the purpose of admitting THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS PATTEN, CH, PC, MA, Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, to office as the Chancellor of the University, and conferring upon him the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma. The Encaenia ceremony will follow immediately upon the conclusion of the installation.


1 Encaenia

Mr Vice-Chancellor invites Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, holders of the Oxford Degrees of Doctor of Divinity, Civil Law, Medicine, Letters, Science, and Music, the Proctors, the Assessor, the Public Orator, the Professor of Poetry, the Registrar, the outgoing President of the Oxford University Student Union, and the Presidents of the Junior and Middle common rooms of Lincoln College, Keble College, and Kellogg College (as being the colleges of the Proctors and the Assessor) to partake of Lord Crewe's Benefaction to the University, meeting him in the Hall of Brasenose College at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday, 25 June. Thence they will go in procession to the Sheldonian Theatre, where will be spoken the Oration in Commemoration of the Benefactors of the University according to the intention of the Right Honourable Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham.

Note. Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, and Doctors who propose to accept Mr Vice-Chancellor's invitation, and to be present in the Sheldonian Theatre, are requested to inform his Secretary at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone (2)70243; e-mail: alison.miles@admin.ox.ac.uk) not later than Wednesday, 18 June. They are reminded that, while academic dress of other universities may (if desired) be worn at the Encaenia Garden Party, the appropriate Oxford academic dress should always be worn at the partaking of Lord Crewe's Benefaction and at the Encaenia Ceremony.

2 Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Civil Law

THE RT. HON. BARONESS O'NEILL OF BENGARVE, CBE, MA (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Harvard), FBA, F.MED.SCI., Honorary Fellow of Nuffield and Somerville Colleges, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge


Doctor of Letters

PROFESSOR MARY DOUGLAS, CBE, B.SC., MA, D.PHIL., FBA, Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College, Emeritus Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University


Doctor of Science

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS, DBE, MA, D.PHIL., FRS, F.R.ENG., Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Professor of Polymer Science and Director of the Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London SIR PAUL NURSE (B.SC. Birmingham; PH.D. East Anglia), FRS, Honorary Fellow of Linacre College, Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK, and President-elect of Rockefeller University, New York PROFESSOR JEAN-PIERRE SERRE, Honorary Professor at the Collège de France


Doctor of Music

PLACIDO DOMINGO, KBE, FRCM, opera singer, conductor, and administrator

CONGREGATION 1 July 2 p.m.

Voting on Resolution approving the deprivation of a candidate of a degree

Explanatory note

The Disciplinary Court has found that a former member of the University intentionally breached the Proctors' Disciplinary Regulations for Candidates in Examinations by very blatantly and very extensively plagiarising a dissertation submitted for the M.St. in Trinity Term 2000. The Court has ordered the examiners to declare that the candidate had failed the examination, has recommended that the candidate be deprived of the degree, and has expelled the candidate from membership of the University. Under Part 3 of Council Regulations 22 of 2002 (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1424) only Congregation may deprive a graduate of the University of his or her degree or degrees, and Council accordingly submits to Congregation the following resolution to effect the de-gradation in this case. Under those regulations the procedure to be followed in each case shall be determined by Council, and the procedure so determined is set out at item 3 in the resolution.

Text of Resolution

That this House: 1 (a) take note of the finding of the Disciplinary Court that a candidate for the Degree of Master of Studies in Trinity Term 2000 intentionally committed a breach of the Proctors' Disciplinary Regulations for Candidates in Examinations;

(b) accept the Court's conclusion that one of the appropriate penalties in this case is deprivation of the degree;

2 therefore agree to deprive the candidate concerned of the Degree of Master of Studies; and

3 take note of Council's determination that the procedure to be followed in this case should be for a notice to be published in the University Gazette, which should consist of this resolution, and for a copy of this resolution to be posted in the Examination Schools.

CONGREGATION 15 July 2 p.m.

¶ Under the provisions of regulation 1.2 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 160), the Vice-Chancellor has determined that an additional meeting of Congregation shall be held on Tuesday, 15 July, in order to seek approval, with the minimum of delay, for the appointment of the next Vice-Chancellor. Opportunity will be taken also to seek Congregation's approval for the grant of a licence as a Permanent Private Hall to St Stephen's House, and, it is hoped, for the nomination of an `external' member of Council. Further details will be published in the Gazette of 19 June.



DOROTHY EDGINGTON, B.PHIL., MA, Professor of Philosophy, Birkbeck College, University of London, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2003. Professor Edgington will be a fellow of Magdalen College.


PETER P. EDWARDS, FRS (B.SC., PH.D. Salford), Professor of Inorganic Chemistry, and of Materials, School of Chemical Sciences and Institute of Metallurgy and Materials Science, University of Birmingham, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2003. Professor Edwards will be a fellow of St Catherine's College.


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

                             Appointed by

King Alfonso XIII Professorship of 
  Spanish Studies
The Principal of Jesus    Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Rector of Exeter      ex officio
Professor B.W. Ife        Council
Professor N. Round        Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker          Humanities Board
Professor E. Fallaize     Modern Languages Board
Dr D. Pattison            Modern Languages Board
Professor M. Blinkhorn    Modern History Board
Professor H. 
   Watanabe-O'Kelly       Exeter College      

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Statute IX (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 108). Note: this notice replaces the notice published under the heading `Composition of Electoral Board' in the Gazette of 5 June (p. 1378), in which the title of the professorship was incorrect.



Biophysical Chemistry Seminars

PROFESSOR P. HORE will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 June, in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Dr L.C. Snoek.

Subject: `Bird navigation: a chemical magnetic compass?'


Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

DR J. TOBIAS, Rheumatology Unit, Bristol
13 June: `Oestrogen receptors in bone disease.'

27 June: To be announced.

PROFESSOR L. RIGGS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
4 July: `Anabolic agents for the treatment of osteoporosis: similarities and differences.'

11 July: `The Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Collaborative.'

DR A. BERENDT, Bone Infection Unit, NOC
18 July: `What every musculoskeletal researcher ought to know about bone and joint infection.'

PROFESSOR T. KIRKWOOD, Professor of Medicine, University of Newcastle
25 July: To be announced.

31 Oct.: To be announced.


PROFESSOR G.A. COHEN will lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 1 July, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Subject: `Casting the first stone: who can blame the terrorists?'


Promoting human rights through good governance in Brazil

This conference will be held on Tuesday, 17 June, in St Antony's College. Sessions will be on the following topics: Political challenges to structural reform of the police: Brazil and Northern Ireland; creating human rights in prison—reform of the prison system (including alternatives to custody): Brazil and the UK; combating corruption and organised crime in and through the justice system: Brazil and Italy. The Centre for Brazilian Studies may be telephoned on Oxford (2)84464. Its Web site is at http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk.


MR TAJAMMUL HUSSEIN, London, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 June, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `The Hamadan Qur'an in the Cairo National Library.'


ESRC Seminar Series 2002–3: Transport investment and the economy

PROFESSOR D. BEGG, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 19 June, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

Convener: J.M. Preston, MA, Director of the Unit and Reader in Transport Studies.

Subject: `Delivering transport investment: socio-economic issues.'


Reuters Foundation Programme

Reuters Memorial Lecture

JOHN SIMPSON, CBE, BBC World Affairs Editor, will deliver the first Reuters Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 27 June, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `War reporting: the new vulnerability.'


Boston, Melbourne, and Oxford Conversazione 2003

Making states work: failing states and benevolent empires

The Boston, Melbourne, and Oxford Conversazione 2003, on the above topic, will be held in Magdalen College, 4–6 September. Speakers will include Michael Ignatieff, Sir Adam Roberts, Dame Jessica Rawson, the Hon. Gareth Evans, and Professor Melanie Phillips. Further details may be obtained from Catherine Hughes, Magdalen College (e-mail: catherine.hughes@magd.ox.ac.uk).


George Antonius Lecture 2003

ZAHA HADID will deliver the twenty-eighth George Antonius Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 June, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Middle East Centre.

Subject: `Fluid terrains: the new complexity of civic space.'


PROFESSOR L. ELDREDGE, University of Ottawa (retired), will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 14 June, in the Museum of the History of Science. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Thirteenth-century eye doctors and nineteenth-century ophthalmologists.'

Grants and Research Funding


Applications for grants from this fund are invited from students born in the Republic of Ireland whose parents are citizens of the Republic of Ireland, and who are in need of financial assistance. Funds may be awarded to both graduate and undergraduate students reading for a degree, or, in some circumstances, for a diploma, at the University of Oxford. Applicants should note that financial assistance is only available to students who are already at the University or students who have received a firm offer of both a faculty and a college place for a one-year taught Master's course. With exception for such courses, awards are not normally made to students in their first year of study. The Bequest does not provide full scholarships for study at the University, but, in general, is used to support students in need of smaller sums for maintenance and for specific projects. Amounts do not usually exceed £2,000 per annum. Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the Secretary, Prendergast Bequest, Student Funding and International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square or by e-mailing International.Office@admin.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 22 August. It is anticipated that applicants will be notified of the outcome in mid to late September.

Examinations and Boards


On Thursday, 5 June, the following were duly elected to hold office from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2003 for the periods stated:

Humanities Board

(From among the members of the Faculty of English)

For four years

L.G. BLACK, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel

(From among the members of the Faculty of Classics)

For four years

C.B.R. PELLING, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of University

(From among the members of the Faculty of Music)

For four years

P.R. FRANKLIN, MA, Fellow of St Catherine's

(From among the members of the Faculty of Theology)

For four years

THE REVD J.B. MUDDIMAN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Mansfield

(From among the members of the Faculty of Philosophy)

For two years

R.L. JUDSON, MA, D.PHIL., Student of Christ Church

Life and Environmental Sciences Board

(From among the members of the School of Anthropology)

For four years

D.J. PARKIN, MA, Fellow of All Souls

(From among the members of a faculty or sub-faculty working in the Department of Plant Sciences)

For four years

C.J. LEAVER, CBE, MA, Fellow of St John's

(From among the members of the sub-faculty of Geography)

For two years

H.A. VILES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Worcester

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

(From among the members of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences working in the Computing Laboratory)

For four years

A.W. ROSCOE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of University

For three years

M.B. GILES, MA, Fellow of St Hugh's

(From among the members of the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences working in the Mathematical Institute)

For four years

J.M. BALL, MA, Fellow of Queen's

(From among the members of the Sub-faculty of Chemistry)

For four years

J. KLEIN, MA, Fellow of Exeter

(From among the members of the Sub-faculty of Materials)

For four years

G.D.W. SMITH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Trinity

(From among the members of the Sub-faculty of Physics)

For four years

K. BURNETT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

Medical Sciences Board

(From among the members of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine)

For four years

D.H. BARLOW, MA, Fellow of Oriel

(From among the members of the Faculty of Physiological Sciences and the Sub-faculty of Psychology)

For four years

1. A.D. SMITH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

2. A. J. PARKER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

For two years

H. WALDMANN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lincoln

For one year

J.F. MORRIS, MA, Fellow of St Hugh's

Social Sciences Board

(From among the members of the Faculty of Law)

For four years

A.S. KENNEDY, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

For one year

R.H. STEVENS, BCL, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

(From among the members of the academic staff holding established posts in the Department of Educational Studies)

For four years

K.D. SYLVA, MA, Fellow of Jesus

For three years

J. FURLONG, Fellow of Green College

(From among certain postholders and senior members affiliated to Queen Elizabeth House)

For one year

T.R. THORP, MA, Fellow of St Antony's

There having been no nominations, the following vacancies have lapsed to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors:

Humanities Board: one from among the members of the Faculty of English (retiring member, Dr Birch): two years from Michaelmas Term 2003

Life and Environmental Sciences Board: one from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Geography (retiring member, Professor Goudie): one year from Michaelmas Term 2003

Social Sciences Board: one from among the members of the Faculty of Social Studies (retiring member, Professor Hendry): four years from Michaelmas Term 2003


On Thursday, 5 June, the following were duly elected to hold office from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2003 for a period of two years, unless otherwise stated:


(from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Ancient History) A.K. BOWMAN, MA, Fellow of Brasenose

(from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Classical Languages and Literature) C.B.R. PELLING, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of University

English Language and Literature

Official members

1. P.D. GILES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Linacre

2. H. LEE, MA, M.PHIL., Fellow of New College

3. D. NORBROOK, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Merton

4. K. SUTHERLAND, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Anne's

Ordinary members

1. R.A. MCCABE, MA, Fellow of Merton

2. E.A.I. PASTERNAK-SLATER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Anne's

3. E.J. SMITH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Hertford


Official members

1. D.J. GALLIGAN, MA, BCL, DCL, Fellow of Wolfson

2. D. VAVER, MA, Fellow of St Peter's

3. S.R. WEATHERILL, MA, Fellow of Somerville

Ordinary members

1. G.I. LAMOND, MA, BCL, D.PHIL., Fellow of Balliol

2. L. LAZARUS, MA STATUS, Fellow of St Anne's

3. J.C. MCCRUDDEN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lincoln

4. W.E. PEEL, BCL, MA, Fellow of Keble

5. W.J. SWADLING, MA, Fellow of Brasenose

6. R.P. YOUNG, MA, Fellow of Pembroke

7. A.A.S. ZUCKERMAN, MA, Fellow of University

For one year

R.H. STEVENS, BCL, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall


(from among the members of the Faculty of Management)

1. I.J. KESSLER, MA, Fellow of Templeton

2. D.P. TSOMOCOS, MA, Fellow of St Edmund Hall

Modern History

Elected members

1. L.J. ABRAMS, MA, Fellow of Balliol

2. J.M. BROWN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Balliol

3. N.S. DAVIDSON, MA, Fellow of St Edmund Hall

4. R. FOX, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Linacre

5. E.J. GARNETT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wadham

6. J.F. HARRIS, MA, Fellow of St Catherine's

7. M.G.A. VALE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

8. M. WHITTOW, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Peter's


Ordinary members

1. S.E. CLARK, MA, Fellow of Merton

2. O.L. REES, MA, Fellow of Queen's

3. S.L.F. WOLLENBERG, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

Oriental Studies

Official members

1. J.R. BAINES, MA, D.PHIL, Fellow of Queen's

2. S. SUBRAHMANYAM, MA, Fellow of St Cross

3. G.J.H. VAN GELDER, MA, Fellow of St John's

4. T.M. VAN LINT, Fellow of Pembroke

Ordinary members

1. J.A. BLACK, B.PHIL, MA, D.PHIL, Fellow of Wolfson

2. R.L. CHARD, MA, Fellow of St Anne's

3. L.E. FORBES, MA, Fellow of St Cross

4. B.M. FRELLESVIG, MA, Fellow of Hertford

5. J. JOHNS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Wolfson

6. C.J. KERSLAKE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Antony's


(from among the members of the Faculty of Philosophy)

1. S.J. HOEKSTRA, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Balliol

2. S.J. MULHALL, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of New College

3. J. SAVULESCU, MA, Fellow of St Cross

For one year

W.H. NEWTON-SMITH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Balliol


Official members

2. J.H. BROOKE, MA, Fellow of Harris Manchester

2. O.M.T. O'DONOVAN, MA, D.PHIL., Canon of Christ Church

3. C.C. ROWLAND, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Queen's

Ordinary members

1. J. DAY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

2. M.J. EDWARDS, MA, D.PHIL., Student of Christ Church

3. J.B. MUDDIMAN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Mansfield

4. T.G. WEINANDY, MA, Warden of Greyfriars

5. T.S.M. WILLIAMS, MA, Fellow of Trinity

There having been no nominations, the following vacancies have lapsed to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors (all for two years from Michaelmas Term 2003): English Language and Literature Board: three ordinary members Law Board: one official member Modern History BoardM: one elected member


With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board will come into effect on 27 June.

Life and Environmental Sciences Board

(a) Honour Moderations in Geography

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 52, l. 13, after `Geography' insert `Undergraduate' and after `Teaching' insert `and Examining'.

2 Ibid., p. 53, l. 8, after `A level' insert `or AS level'.

(b) Honour School of Geography

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 220, l. 21, delete `School of Geography and the Environment' and substitute `Final Honour School of Geography, c/o the Examination Schools, High Street,'.

2 Ibid., delete ll. 30--1 and substitute `published on the departmental Web site under `Information for Undergraduates' by early October.'

3 Ibid., p. 221, l. 4, after `submit' insert `two copies of'.

4 Ibid., ll. 5--6, delete `at the School of Geography and the Environment' and substitute `in the Final Honour School of Geography, c/o the Examination Schools, High Street'.

(c) Honour School of Natural Science (Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry)

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 368, l. 45, delete `Monday' and substitute `Friday'.

2 Ibid., pl. 369, l. 4, delete `Monday' and substitute `Friday'.

3 Ibid., l. 12, delete `fifth' and substitute `fourth'.

Colleges, Halls, and Societies



Hertford College

JAMES ROBERT LOWE ACTON, 22 February 2003; French and History 1994. Aged 27.

SIR JOHN (GILBERT NEWTON) BROWN, CBE, 3 March 2003; commoner 1934; Professorial Fellow 1974--80; past President of the Hertford Society. Aged 86.

PROFESSOR WILLIAM MAXWELL (MAX) COWAN, MD, PH.D., FRS, 30 June 2002; graduate student 1953; Honorary Fellow 1977. Aged 70.

JOHN GRAY, 30 October 2002; commoner 1942. Aged 78.

THE REVD PROFESSOR COLIN EWART GUNTON, 6 May 2003; scholar 1960. Aged 62.

JOHN COLIN GURNEY, 9 September 2002; scholar 1948. Aged 76.

GEOFFREY RUMSEY HAMBER, 11 December 2002; commoner 1939. Aged 81.

SAMUEL EDWIN HERSOM, 2002; scholar 1939. Aged 81.

WILLIAM GLYN JENKINS, DSO, 24 October 2002; scholar 1942. Aged 77.

PETER CRESSWELL JONES, 4 December 2002; commoner 1932. Aged 89.

ADRIAN HAROLD LONG, 2 February 2003; scholar 1952. Aged 68.

RICHARD ANDREW CHARLES LOWNDES, 25 February 2003; commoner 1946. Aged 81.

JOHN FREDERICK MORGAN, 1 March 2003; scholar 1935. Aged 86.


(EDWARD) MAX NICHOLSON, CB, CVO, 26 April 2003; scholar 1926; Honorary Fellow 1993. Aged 98.

KAY ALISON PICKERING, 2001; commoner 1978. Aged 42.

JOHN OSWALD PRESTWICH, 25 January 2003; scholar 1933. Aged 88.

THE REVD DAVID STEVENSON SAMS, 4 November 2002; commoner 1948. Aged 75.

LT.-COL. JOHN ELLIS SPENCER, RHA (RTD.), 31 October 2002; commoner 1932. Aged 88.

PROFESSOR PAUL FREDERICK WIDDOWS, 1997; scholar 1937. Aged 83.

DR RICHARD ANTHONY JAMES WILLIAMS, 5 June 2002; scholar 1938. Aged 83.

JUSTICE BYRON (RAYMOND) WHITE, DCL, 15 April 2002; Rhodes Scholar 1938; Honorary Fellow 1965. Aged 84.

DR DAVID ROBERT WING, 8 May 2002; graduate student 1968. Aged 59.


St Anne's College

MRS VALERIE FRANCES HOPE (née Bentley), JP, 19 May 2003; member of the St Anne's Society 1948–51. Aged 73.

MRS LAURA LYON WILBERFORCE (née Sykes), 18 May 2003; member of the St Anne's Society 1950–2. Aged 73.



Oxford Millennium Orchestra: Baroque Concert. Works by Bach (Double Violin Concerto, Toccata and Fugue in D minor, Fantasia, Air on the G String); Pachelbel (Canon); Albinoni (Adagio in G Minor); Purcell (Dido's Lament). Conducted by Nicholas Mumby, Fri. 13 June, 8 p.m. Exeter College Chapel. Tickets £5/£3 available on door or from oxford_millennium_orchestra@hotmail.com.

Schola Cantorum of Oxford: James Burton, conductor: Bernstein, Chichester Psalms; Roxanna Panufnik, Westminster Mass,; Anthony Pitts, I am the Vine(new commission). St Mary the Virgin Church, High Street, Fri. 20 June, 8 p.m. Tickets: £8 (concessions £4). Available on the door, tel.: 07970 538641, or e-mail: tickets@schola-cantorum.net.

Oxford Chamber Music Society concert in Holywell, Sun. 22 June, 8 p.m. Tom Poster (piano). Haydn Sonata in E flat major Hob.XVI/52, Chopin Nocturnesand Polonaise-Fantaisiein A flat op 61, Liszt Selected Etudes d'execution transcendante(1851). Tickets from Playhouse 01865 305305, ticketsoxford.com, some free to 8-22s.

Society for Graduates

Trinity Term 2003: meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. President, Anita Segar, 01865 730574. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term, Visitors £1.50 per meeting. 13 June, Bugworld, George McGavin, Acting Curator of Entomology, OU Museum of Natural History; 20 June, AGM & Social, tba.

St Giles Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Burning Issues: 19 June, Christianity and Climate, Revd Dr Ian James. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church, 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: www.st-giles- church.org.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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

Oxford University Research Staff Society

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

Antiques Bought and Sold

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

Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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

Periodicals Bought and Sold

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

Services Offered

Oxford Dental Implant Service (ODIS). Have your own teeth back and restore your smile or bite. Placement of dental implants at your own dental surgery or nearest participating clinic by qualified doctor and dentist. For information call: 01865 726847 or visit www.implants-odis.com.

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

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

The Oxford Advisory Partnership LLP, 2–4 High Street, Kidlington, OX5 2DH.Independent Financial Advisers. Tel.: 01865 848770, fax: 01865 849543, e-mail: peharris@oxfordadvisory.com. We have been associated with the University of Oxford since 1994 and specialise in providing a personal financial planning service to members of the academic community. We provide advice on: retirement planning, school fees plans, critical illness cover, holistic financial planning, stakeholder pensions, savings & investments, income protection, long term care, inheritance tax, ethical investments, life assurance options, mortgages & remortgages. Please contact us to arrange an initial consultation at no charge or obligation to take further action. A member of Financial Options Ltd which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). The FSA does not regulate all forms of the products or services we provide.

Indexing: Oxford Academic Services; indexing, project management, history research projects. Details of all services: judith@history.u-net.com, or Judith Loades, P.O.Box 323, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4XN.

Domestic Services

SugarPepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home or chosen venue, leaving you free to truly enjoy the day. For sample menus and further information call 01865 791136 or visit www.sugarpeppercooks.co.uk. All enquiries welcome.

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children 2–5 years, established 10 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Short-term vacancies for visiting academics. Call Kimberley for further information, or come to visit. Tel.: 01865 247877.

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

Tuition Offered

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) LRAM., near Kidlington, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 331147

Situations Vacant

Academic with visual impairment needs someone over 25 to read to him once or twice a week for 2 hours. Good pay, interesting work! Please call 01865 459553 mornings only.

Dragon School (650 boys and girls, aged 8-13, and 210 at the pre- prep.): Head of Woodwind, required for Sept. A new full time position within a department of 5 full time and over 30 visiting musicians, offering opportunities for both individual and ensemble teaching. Please apply for details and an application form to: The Headmaster, Dragon School, Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS. Phone: 01865 315401. Fax: 01865 315429. E-mail: acn@dragonschool.org.

Summer Lets

Central North Oxford: 1- and 2-bedroom, well furnished apartments within walking distance to city and university centre; 1-bedroom available July to Sept. at £700 p.c.m., the 2-bedroom flats available Aug. to Sept. at £800 p.c.m. Other summer dates may be available. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax 01865 437996.

Spacious 6-bedroom (sleeps 10), 2-bathroom fully-equipped house on 4 floors with garden backing onto canal and overlooking fields. Available July–Sept. Near city centre and colleges. Off-road parking. Tel.: 01865 288123 or e-mail: david.harper@regents.ox.ac.uk.

Wyndham Housing Association

The Wyndham Housing Association provides worry-free accommodation for active over 60s. Situated close to the cultural and social life of historic Oxford, we offer self-contained 1-bedroom flats for sale or rent. Services provided include heating, lighting, repairs, laundry facilities, guest rooms, pleasant courtyard gardens. The house manager is on call 24 hours a day. A cooked lunch and a light supper are served to each flat daily. For further information please contact: The Administrator, Wyndham House, Plantation Road, Oxford OX2 6JJ. Tel.: 01865 511239.

Houses to Let

Quiet terrace house, furnished, available Sept. for up to 1 year. Situated in West Oxford near meadows and river. One double bedroom; large kitchen with washing machine, gas cooker, fridge and freezer; dining room; lounge and sitting room; 40 ft garden and patio; gas c.h.; bathroom with power shower. Newly decorated. Very convenient for train station. Fifteen minutes' walk from town . £800 p.m.. exc. E- mail: jonardon@liv.ac.uk. Tel.: jonardon@liv.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 423345.

Superb furnished 3-bedroom detached house in nearer Headington, available mid-Aug. to mid-Apr. Spacious floor plan with living room, dining room, family room, fully fitted kitchen with washer and drier. Charming secluded garden with greenhouse and shed. Off-street parking. Walk to John Radcliffe hospital, shops, country walks, with easy access to city and colleges. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 741 024.

Spacious family home: fully furnished and equipped Victorian house in East Oxford. Sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, 3 bedrooms, attic room, bathroom, shower room and garden. Available from 7 July. £1,200 p.c.m. For more information please contact Anna Turner at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX1 4AB. Tel.: 01865 200012, e-mail: annat@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Woodstock: idyllic coach house in Woodstock, available from Aug., preferably for 1 year let. Suitable single person/couple: sitting room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, parking, magnificent views, bus service to Oxford from the door. £550 p.m. exclusive. Tel.: 01993 813569.

Headington: 3-bedroom furnished house available for 1 year from 15 Aug. Newly redecorated; quiet, with lovely views overlooking nature reserve, and large additional garden across road. £875 p.c.m. Contact: 01865 762200 or e-mail: janet@stansfeld.freeserve.co.uk.

Delightful, fully furnished 4-bedroom (3 double and 1 single) house, walking or biking to universities, hospitals, city centre and on the bus route: available from Sept., for one year. Modern kitchen, newly fitted d.g. windows and doors, new bathroom with power shower, nice gardens, and a big garden studio furnished for additional sitting/study or playroom. £1,050 p.c.m. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 404836 (day), 437227 (eves.). E-mail: yiping.chen@ctsu.ox.ac.uk. Pictures of the rooms can be requested via e- mail.

Professor's home near Templeton College, available Aug. for 8 to 10 months. Bright, modern, fully-furnished bungalow with 3 bedrooms, and 4th bedroom or study, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac 2 miles south of Carfax. Double garage, private garden. Large kitchen, separate dining room, utility room with washer and drier, 3 washrooms. Two TVs (cable). Non-smokers only, no pets. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 451817 or e- mail:helenathome3@yahoo.com.

Jack Straw's Lane: fully equipped furnished house to let for 14 months from 6 July '03–Aug.,'04, in quiet wooded neighbourhood in Headington. Near JR Hospital and 15 minute cycle ride across Mesopotamia or easy bus ride to central Oxford. Four bedrooms; study; 2½ bathrooms (1 en suite); playroom; big living room; dining room; kitchen; laundry room. Front and back gardens, garage, piano, well-stocked bookshelves. Exceptionally comfortable house in one of Oxford's most desirable neighbourhoods. £1,500 p.m plus bills and council tax. Contact 01865 742826 (eves) or e-mail: LNT@comlab.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford : 2 new, bright, fully and tastefully furnished family houses with a choice of 2 bedrooms and a study, or 3 bedrooms and a large study/guest room; master bedrooms with en suite; family bathroom; cloakroom; lounge/diner; kitchen/breakfast room. Small landscaped garden, private parking available from June. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking excellent standard accommodation in a good residential location just north of Summertown parade, with easy access to the centre of Oxford, University and hospital departments. Rents £1,200 and £1,400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.

North Oxford , perfect location, superb furnished Victorian terrace: 2 bedrooms; bathroom; living room; study; maple fitted kitchen/diner; wooden floors; c.h.; crockery, linen etc.; garden. £1,200 p.c.m. Available Aug./Sept., 2003 for 11 or 12 months. Ideal for visiting academics. E-mail: sandra@pyne.de for full details.

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

Headington: overlooking golf course, 1 mile from city centre, close to hospitals, fully furnished 2-bedroom flat with garage to let to non-smoking tenants. Available from early July, would suit visiting academic family. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 279182 or 279180, or e-mail: christine.peters@queens.ox.ac.uk.

Studio flat at token rent in Old Rectory in exchange for regular dog walking and occasional house-sitting. Five miles from Oxford centre in Old Kidlington. Suit graduate student. Available now. On No.2/2a bus route (every 15 mins) and walking distance to shops and amenities. References essential. Tel.: 01865 513816 office hours and 01865 842103 eves and weekends.

Elegant 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in St Margaret's Road, central north Oxford. Double bedroom, large sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. Fully furnished and equipped, washing machine and gas c.h. Use of charming shared garden. £815 p.c.m. plus utility bills and council tax. Available from Aug. Let of 6 months or longer preferred. Tel.: 01865 343384, e-mail: diana@vincenza.demon.co.uk.

Central north Oxford, Bardwell Road. Academic's charming flat south- facing over gardens. Living room with fully equipped kitchen area (washer/drier, dishwasher) and dining area, double bedroom, single bedroom, excellent storage, attractively decorated and furnished, parking, gardens (communally cared for). Available for 1 year or more from mid-Sept. E-mail: doreen@mcbarnet.fsnet.co.uk.

Headington: luxury, spacious 2 double bedroom flat in small exclusive modern development; 2 bathrooms (1 en suite), fully-fitted kitchen, allocated parking, convenient for town centre, London and airport buses, and ring road. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: 01235 200444 or 07881 508808.

First-floor flat, modern block off Walton Street: double bedroom, underground parking. Available beginning Aug. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 513681.

Temple Cowley: 1-bedroom furnished modern apartment to let. Non- smoking. Allocated parking. £650 p.c.m. Close to swimming pool and library, and bus route to city centre. Tel.: 01844 279416.

St Margaret's Road: elegant self-contained lower ground-floor flat with separate entrance, off-road parking and broadband connection in one of the nicest roads in North Oxford. South-facing double bedroom/study, living/dining room, hall, fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, washing machine and drier. Close to city centre, local amenities, and Port Meadow. Suit academic or professional couple. £800 p.c.m. Phone 01865 554077 or e-mail: alan@hilcot.demon.co.uk.

Spacious 2-bedroom furnished flat: 20 minutesþ walk to city centre, colleges, adjacent Brookes University. Suitable non-smoking professionals, postdocs., possibly postgrads. Available 1 July at £850 p.c.m. Tel.: + 44 1865 512149 or e-mail: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.

North Oxford : 2-bedroom, 1st-floor apartment (1 double, 1 single) in the centre of Summertown, a stone's throw from all amenities, and with easy access to the centre of Oxford, university, business, hospital and sport complex. Bright, secure, purpose built with private parking. Available from late July at £750 p.c.m. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking good standard accommodation. Tel.: 01865 516144, or fax: 01865 437996.

Central Oxford, Folly Bridge, 5 minutes' walk from Carfax Tower, in a quiet residential area, with private garden, and a few yards from the river: bedsitter, with large kitchen, washing machine, bathroom with bath and shower. Fully furnished. Suit single person or couple. Available from 1 Sept.–31 Jan., 2004. £550 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 01865 722343 (eves., or leave a message), cell: 07762 945831, e-mail: piero.pinza@virgin.net.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: 4 exceptionally well-furnished flats available for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms. Available late June and Sept., 2 ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available July: second-floor flat, with double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available 1 Oct.,: first-floor flat with double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.

Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom–1 en suite–5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From £118 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.

Accommodation Offered

Oxford B & B. A home from home. £55 double/£35 single. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com.

Let Finders Keepers award winning North Oxford office make you at home in Oxfordshire. Over thirty years experience, a dedicated 24-hour management service and a comprehensive marketing profile ensure Finders Keepers ' reputation for making renting a pleasure is endorsed by both landlords and tenants. Whether you are looking for a short term sabbatical base in the city or a more permanent home we have a range of quality properties to match your requirements. With a dedicated team of property managers, letting negotiators, and an interior design and buildings division we offer landlords sage advice on all aspects of the residential market, providing security in the knowledge that your home is in skilled and capable hands. For further information on availability and landlord services please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.

Accommodation Sought

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

Holiday Lets

A September holiday? As a result of a cancellation, the whole of Sept. is available in a 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. 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-bed 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: £375 p.w., £700 per fortnight, £1,350 per 4-week period. Ring Dr Charles Mould 01451 860876 (fax 01451 861691) or e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net for further particulars at any time after 12 June.

Southwest France, between Albi/Cordes: farmhouse with 6 acres; swimming pool; 3 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; 2 living rooms; large kitchen. Sleeps 8. Several airports within easy reach, available to 5 July, 2 to 16 Aug., 31 Aug. onwards. Call 01608 8120818 or e-mail: barrymsimpson@hotmail.com for brochure.

Idyllic location: South west France. Charming house with huge pool. Secluded position with stunning views of medieval Najac (35 kms). Sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, enormous terrace, BBQ, extensive grounds. Albi, Cordes, Villefranche close by. Toulouse and Carcassonne airports. £800 p.w. high season. Tel.: 01386 700225 or 0771 252 8539.

Southern France–Montagnes Ardechoises: leave it all behind and escape to the peace and wonderful air of the Cevennes. The views from our converted centuries-old barn stretch out for 100 miles. Walk or ride in the mountains. Canoe and swim in the lakes and rivers. Fish for fun or for the table, and shop in the great valley markets. Relax and sleep well. 6 plus for £475 p.w., Tel.: 02077226740, e-mail: ro.ver@which.net.

Cottage with shared pool (5 adjoining cottages–a beautiful barn conversion) on the border of the Dordogne and Charente. Sleeps 6. One king-size bed, 2 twin, plus futon for extra guest if required. Fully fitted kitchen, wood burning stove in open plan living room. 1 June to 14 July, and 31 Aug. to mid-Sept. £500 p.w. 15 July to 30 Aug. £650 p.w. All other weeks throughout the year £200 p.w. Prices include electricity and water, also weekly cleaner and bedlinen. You will need to bring your own towels. On arrival, bread, milk, butter, and cheese will be provided. For further details look at Web site: www.escapeholidays.co.uk/Charente%20Dordogne.html, and scroll down to property ref.16.16. Contact Maggie Faulkner on 01865 512098 or e-mail: maggie.faulkner@whsmithnet.co.uk.

Dordogne and Rome holiday rentals: stone house in an acre of garden in the Dordogne, France, with a fabulous 270 degree panorama (sleeps 8/10). Also gîtes sleeping 4/6. Also 19th-century Italian farmhouse with lovely views, Rome 45 minutes, Florence 2 hours. Sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more. Prices £250–£625 p.w. Private owner. Contact 01223 353603 or e-mail: hugobowles@tiscalinet.it.

Andalucia Gaucin: Casa Alta, a delightful private house in white mountain village to let from 21 June–6 Sept., while author/owner away; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; large living area with open fireplace; fully fitted kitchen leading on to terrace with magical views over valleys to coast and mountains of Africa. Very comfortably furnished, TV, video, washing machine, deep freeze, excellent maid by arrangement. Local swimming pool. £550 p.w.; reduction for longer lets. Also Casa Flora, a self-contained guest house to Casa Alta, available from 15 June–end of year. Separate entrance. Large studio with double bed, en suitebathroom, and French windows on to terrace with same wonderful views. Sleeps 2–3. Plus single bedroom with en suiteshower. Nice kitchen with wood stove, fridge, washing machine etc. Price according to season £200-£300 p.w. Tel.: 00 34 95 215 11 11 or e-mail: venetia@ari.es.

Old Tuscany–rustic apartment above ancient olive mill–"a perfect retreat" with shaded terrace, orchard, in a charming village near Siena. Well equipped and comfortable, surrounded by glorious countryside. Rent from £250 p.w. For colour brochure ring 0039 3331236091, or e-mail: uliviera@hotmail.com.

France in Tarn and Garonne–one hour north of Toulouse–beautiful old Quercy country house in 2 acres. Quiet and peaceful, at end of own private road surrounded by trees in hilly countryside. Moliere 10 minutes, and Caussade 20 minutes. Cahors and St Antonin 1 hour. Five bedrooms (sleeps 10), swimming pool. Available from July. £1,500 p.w. Please contact Dr J. H. Chamberlain , e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net or phone on 07957 588 448.

Marrakech: unique and luxurious Riyads to rent in Medina (3–9 bedrooms, pool, spectacular views, fully staffed etc.). Contact 07903 918 588 or see Web site: www.riyadedward.com.

York Holiday Apartment: 1-bedroom riverside apartment (sleeps 2): 5 minutes walk to historic city centre; sitting/dining room, small balcony, new kitchen, bathroom. Oct.. to Apr., £280 p.w. Short breaks £45/night (min., 3 nights). May-Sept., £320 p.w. (£50/night). Christine Turner 01954 201218, e-mail: cmt22@hermes.cam.ac.uk, Web site: http://www.yorkholidayflat.co.uk.

Tuscany: "Corzano & Paterno", a top award winning family run wine and cheese producing farm, half-hour south of Florence (Chianti), offers faithfully restored farmhouses and apartments for rent. Swimming pool. Contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham '01) at: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine- covered, sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. All linen, electricity and cleaning inc. 2002 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Flats for Sale

Paris: 20 km south at Grigny. 62,500 Euros (approx. £45,000). Sitting room, fitted kitchen, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, toilet. Fifth-floor (top), south facing, entry phone, private parking. Store room. Autoroute A6, RER and shops nearby. Contact via fax: 01865 739340 or tel.: M. Loureiro 0033 4 90 830992 (French only spoken).

North Oxford : sunny ground-floor flat with own patio and direct access to secluded communal garden. Sitting-room with galley kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, lobby. Managed by Wyndham Housing Association for aided, independent living; 60 the lowest age limit. £64,950. Call 01865 516102 between 8–12 a.m., or 6–10 p.m. for further information and viewing arrangements.

Charming restored flat in the medieval centre of the university town of Montpellier in France, pedestrian zone, 865 sq ft (80m2). Equipped kitchen, living room, hall, 2 bedrooms (1 in upstairs duplex), bathroom, built-in wardrobes, individual gas c.h., a lot of light on third (top) floor. £139,000. E-mail: norma.hecker@libertysurf.fr or tel.: 00 33 4 67 66 21 44.

Sunny 1-bedroom flat for sale in West Oxford. Quiet and pleasant location with balcony overlooking stream and fields, but near railway station and Said Business School. Secure designated parking, and large attic storage space. New central heating and boiler. £175,000. Owners moving late Sept. For more information or to view please contact Peter Wilson: peter.wilson@new.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 01865 246239.



Clinical Lecturership in Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism

This Clinical Lecturership post has become available with the appointment of Professor Mark McCarthy as the first Robert Turner Professor of Diabetes, and the establishment of the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism in new premises in 2003. The successful applicant's main responsibility will be to establish an internationally competitive research programme, complementing the existing expertise of OCDEM PIs, and making effective use of the clinical and technological resources available. One major area of opportunity lies in linking the genetic studies of Professor McCarthy to the pathophysiological analyses conducted by Professor Frayn, Dr Karpe, Professor Matthews, and others: applicants with existing research experience in these areas would be particularly welcome. The clinical lecturer will also be required to contribute to teaching and clinical activity within OCDEM, which provides diabetes and endocrinology care for the local NHS Trust. The post carries an Honorary Contract at SpR level and an associated NTN.

The post is available for four years. The salary will be on the university clinical lecturer scale A64 (£25,920--£41,410).

Further details about the post can be obtained from Ms Margaret Dixon, at the address below (e-mail: margaret.dixon@clinical-medicine. ox.ac.uk), or by telephoning Oxford 857219. Applications (seven copies, except for applicants from overseas who need only send one) including a curriculum vitae, a list of principal publications, and the names and contact details of two referees, should be sent to Ms Margaret Dixon, OCDEM, Churchill Hospital Site, Old Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LJ, no later than 12 July.


Iran Heritage Visiting Fellowship in Iranian Studies

Applicants are invited to apply for the fellowship created at the Oriental Institute, Oxford University, through a grant from Iran Heritage Foundation. The fellow for the academic year 2003--4 will be expected to organise a conference in Oxford on the `Historiography of Modern Iran' and to present the proceedings of the conference in a publishable form to the Iran Heritage Visiting Fellowship Committee in Iranian Studies at the Oriental Institute.

The fellow elected for 2004--5 will be expected to organise a conference on `Private Lives and Public Spaces in the Qajar Period'. The terms governing both fellowships are the same.

The fellows will be expected to be in Oxford prior to the conference to attend to organisational and academic concerns of the project. However, the fellow may hold a post concurrent for the duration of the fellowship at Oxford.

Applicants should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, including the names and addresses of three referees, and a letter detailing their proposal for organising a conference on the themes mentioned above to Charlotte Vinnicombe, Secretary to the Faculty Board, Oriental Institute, Oxford OX1 2LE. In the letter accompanying the application, applicants should discuss the conceptual and administrative dimensions they consider important. The application deadline for both fellowships is 15 July.

Enquiries regarding stipend and other details and particulars should be addressed to to Ms Vinnicombe.


Lectorships in Latin and Greek Language

Applications are invited for two posts, tenable from 1 October 2003. Candidates should be able to teach Latin and Greek languages from elementary to degree level to both undergraduates and graduates. The persons appointed will be expected to teach an average of not less than eight hours per week in each of three terms. Stipend: £7,944 per annum.

Applications, consisting of a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Mrs K. Brill, Classics Faculty Board, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH (e-mail: karen.brill@admin.ox.ac.uk). Applicants should arrange for their referees to write to Mrs Brill by the closing date. Further particulars are available at http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/faculty/jobs/ . The deadline is Thursday, 3 July.


Appointment of Development Accountant (Financial Information Systems)

A permanent opportunity has arisen within the University's Finance Division to lead part of the team which is implementing and developing a new Finance and Business Administration System for use across the whole University.

The post-holder will report to the Head of Financial Information Systems and be responsible for leading a section (currently six staff).

The post-holder will play a key role in the processes relating to initial implementation and consolidation, through to supporting the live operation and on-going development of the system. Applicants should be qualified, or part- qualified, accountants with a high degree of computer literacy and a demonstrably strong background in financial systems work. Experience of dealing with non-finance staff on financial issues at all levels is necessary as is the ability to contribute to the management of the team and the development of the system.

The post is on the academic-related grade 3 scale (salary £28,498--£33,679 per annum).

Further particulars may be obtained from Mrs J. Pengelly (telephone: Oxford (2)70128, e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk). Applications, including a covering letter indicating how the applicant meets the requirements of the post, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Ms J.M. Williams, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by noon on 4 July. Interviews will be held on 11 July.

The further particulars are also available on the Web site http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.

Appointment of Project Administrator (one-year post)

This post is an exciting opportunity for a professional administrator with project experience to contribute to the successful conclusion of the OSIRIS Project (an Oracle-based finance system). The post-holder will have key responsibilities relating to the maintenance of project planning and documentation, and will be responsible for up to two other administrative posts within the Implementation Team.

Duties will include:

---maintaining project plans, including determining resource availability, allocation of work, monitoring progress, and contingency planning;

---working with the Project Risk Manager to identify risks and define suitable contingencies;

---managing change control issues within the Project Team;

---assisting with the creation of project documentation and managing all project documentation;

---maintaining and developing strategies for user support.

Applicants will need previous experience in project work; demonstrable ability to solve complex problems; and evidence of professional study or part-qualification in either finance, business, or project management. An ability to work with staff at all levels throughout the University and within the project team is also essential.

The post will be on the academic-related grade 2 scale (salary £21,125-- £27,339).

Further particulars, and details of how to submit applications, may be obtained from Mrs J. Pengelly (telephone: Oxford (2)70128, e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk). The further particulars are also available on http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/. Applications, including a covering letter indicating how the applicant meets the requirements of the post, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Ms J.M. Williams, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD by noon on 4 July. Interviews are to be held in Oxford on 15 July.


Appointment of Deputy Administrator

This is a new, permanent, full-time post in a stimulating environment where the pursuit of excellence is highly valued. The post offers the opportunity to take responsibility for the key areas of student administration and quality assurance in the Law Faculty. The faculty has about 850 undergraduate and 350 postgraduate students from around the world, studying for BA, Masters', and doctoral degrees.

Applicants should be articulate graduates with excellent administrative skills and the ability and enthusiasm to take on a wide variety of tasks ranging from giving advice on academic policy to arranging induction programmes. Previous relevant experience is desirable but not essential. Salary £21,125- -£27,339 per annum (academic-related grade 2).

The faculty is willing to consider applications from people at different stages of their careers and from different backgrounds.

Further details of the post and the selection process are available on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from Mrs S.E. Samuelson, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL (e-mail: simonne.samuelson@law.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)71560). Letters of application, together with a full curriculum vitae and names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the same address by Wednesday, 9 July.


Junior Research Fellowships

Balliol College proposes to elect two non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellows, one in an Arts or Social Science subject, and one in a Science subject, from 1 October 2003. It is expected that the fellowships will be for three years, although the college may be willing to consider an extension of this period in certain circumstances. Applicants must have guaranteed funding for a minimum of three years and should normally be in possession of a doctorate. The fellow elected will be a Junior Research Fellow as defined in the college statutes. The main duty of the fellow will be to undertake research, but participation in the educational activities of the college through paid tutorial teaching would be welcomed. College accommodation is offered (or, if preferred, a housing allowance), as well as free meals and an academic support allowance.

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, and applications should be received not later than Friday, 11 July.

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer and a charity which exists to promote excellence in education and research.


Directorship of the Cathedral Singers

Applications are invited for the post of Director of the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church.

The Cathedral Singers sing the daily services in the Cathedral, as invited by the Dean and Chapter, when the Cathedral Choir is not in residence.

Application forms and further details may be obtained from the Cathedral Registrar, Cathedral Office, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP. The closing date for applications is Monday, 23 June. Interviews will be held in the week beginning Monday, 30 June.


Appointment of Development Officer

Corpus Christi College is seeking to appoint a Development Officer to support the Development Director in the areas of event management, database support, prospect research, publication production, and general office support. The successful candidate will have first-class interpersonal skills, proven organisational and administrative abilities, and the ability to work independently. The ability to work outside normal office hours is essential.

The salary range will be up to £24,000 for an outstanding candidate. Further details can be obtained from the Development Director, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF (e-mail: nick.thorn@ccc.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)76702). The closing date for applications is Monday, 23 June.


Stipendiary Lecturership in Philosophy

Exeter College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy. The position will be tenable from 1 October 2003 until 30 September 2004, and the salary will be at points 1 or 2 on the Senior Tutors' Committee's agreed stipendiary lecturer scale (£17,246--£18,265 per annum at 2002--3 rates). The lecturer will be required to undertake tutorial or class teaching of undergraduates up to a maximum of twelve hours per week averaged over the three terms of the academic year, to set and mark college examinations, and to participate in the admissions process.

The college has a preference for applications from those able to teach some or all of Descartes, Mill, and Elementary Logic for Preliminary Examinations, and Ethics, Knowledge and Reality, and History of Philosophy for Final Honour Schools, but applications are welcome from those able to teach other central parts of the Oxford syllabi.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 1DP (e-mail: academic.administrator@exeter.ox.ac. uk). Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be received by the Academic Administrator not later than 30 June. The college expects to short-list in the following week and to hold interviews in the week of 14 July. Referees should be asked to write without request from the college, their letters to be received by the Academic Administrator not later than the closing date.

Exeter College is an equal opportunities employer.


Research Fellowship and Tutorship in English

Keble College proposes to elect a Research Fellow and Tutor in English for a non-renewable fixed term of five years from 1 October 2003. The person elected will have research interests in literature in English of the nineteenth and/or twentieth centuries, and will be required to teach at undergraduate level. The teaching stint will be five 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.

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 £387 per annum (adjustable annually). A shared room will be available. The stipend for up to five hours of teaching per week averaged over the year will be £4,349 per annum (adjustable annually). In addition, a fellow not in receipt of other financial support will receive a housing allowance of £3,318 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 Thursday, 26 June, 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.


Appointment of Development Assistant

Kellogg College seeks to appoint a Development Assistant within the College Development Office. Applicants should have a good standard of education, a working knowledge of a database and word-processing, and efficient secretarial skills.

The Development Office was established in October 2002 to plan and implement a major campaign for Kellogg College and to build long-term capacity for fund-raising. The Development Assistant will play a crucial role in supporting the work of the Development Director, managing the Raiser's Edge database, and conducting research on potential and existing donors.

The salary will be within the university clerical grade 3 scale (£12997-- £15,053), with OUSPS pension scheme, and the possibility of part-time or flexible working hours.

Further details may be obtained from Douglas Thomson, Development Director, Kellogg College, Oxford OX1 2JA (e-mail: douglas.thomson@kellogg.ox.ac.uk).

Letters of application, together with a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, should be received no later than 19 June.

Kellogg College is an equal opportunities employer.


Appointment of Junior Dean

St Hilda's College wishes to appoint a Junior Dean for the academic year 2003--4 with the possibility of renewal for a further year. The Junior Dean will be required to reside in college, free of charge, and will be entitled to free meals and an honorarium of £2,500 per year. Applicants must be graduates, and it is expected that they will be pursuing research or advanced study.

Further particulars should be obtained either from the college's Web site at http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk/news or from the Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815, e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk). Applications (four copies) including a full curriculum vitae should be sent to the Tutorial Secretary, Ms Lindsay Campbell, by Thursday, 26 June. Two referees should be asked to write directly to the Tutorial Secretary by the same date. If the applicant is a registered graduate student, one of the referees should be the applicant's university supervisor.

It is expected that interviews will be held on Friday, 4 July.


Tutorial Fellowship in Classics and Faculty Lecturership

In association with the Faculty of Classics

Applications are invited for a Tutorial Fellowship in Classics at Worcester College, available from 1 October 2003, or as soon as possible thereafter. The stipend is on the scale £24,267--£42,900 per annum, according to age, with additional allowances.

The college and the University seek to appoint a person of high ability as a teacher and researcher in Greek and/or Latin literature. The faculty has particular teaching needs in Greek tragedy, but candidates with interests in any area of Greek or Latin literature are encouraged to apply.

Further particulars, containing details of the duties and the full range of emoluments and allowances attaching to both the university and college posts, may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB (e-mail: jane.gover@worc.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)78342), or from the Web pages at http://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/notices. The closing date for applications is 27 June.

Worcester College and the University are equal opportunities employers.


Research Assistantship: Computer Assisted Text Reading Project in Classics

Applications are invited for a Research Assistant post in the Faculty of Classics to take up appointment from 1 October 2003, or as soon as possible thereafter. The post-holder will contribute to the work of the Faculty's Computer Assisted Text Reading Project. The main responsibilities of the post will be (i) to write commentaries tagged electronically on texts (primarily Greek) selected for treatment at a level and with a content (primarily linguistic) appropriate to beginning or near beginning language learners, and (ii) to trial these with students and in consultation with other team and faculty members. Candidates should have a good degree in Classics, with particular strength in Greek and Latin language, and some research and teaching experience. The person appointed should be competent and confident in using the Web and standard software packages (`ICT positive'), and should be the sort of person who would take to XML if not already familiar with it. A proven interest in programming and/or Web design may be an advantage. Good personal skills are essential. The post-holder will report to the Director of the Project, Dr R.J.E. Thompson, to whom informal inquiries may be addressed (e-mail: rjet1@cam.ac.uk, telephone: 01223 335194 or 01223 335649).

The post will be for three years. The salary is in the range £18,265--£20,311 a year and is pensionable.

Further particulars, together with a cover sheet for applications (PD 18), may be obtained from the Secretary of the Appointments Committee, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA (telephone: 01223 330515, fax: 01223 335409, e-mail: ajm92@cam.ac.uk), or from the faculty Web site, http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk. Applications, including PD 18, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees only (at least one of which should be external to the University of Cambridge), should be sent to the above address not later than 27 June. Referees should be asked to write directly to the Secretary to reach the faculty by the closing date.

The University of Cambridge is committed to equality of opportunity.


Research Fellowship in History

In connection with Robinson College, Cambridge

Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship in History, to begin on 1 October 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter. Preference may be given to candidates working in the history of economic or political thought, or whose work relates to the Centre's current research projects on the history of globalisation, church and state in historical perspective, and the history of political economy. The fellowship will be held in conjunction with a research and teaching programme at the Centre for History and Economics, and is supported by the Isaac Newton Trust and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The fellowship is tenable for three years. The stipend, which can be pensionable, will depend on experience, but will not exceed £22,968 in the first year.

Further particulars are available from the Centre for History and Economics, King's College, Cambridge CB2 1ST, and applications should be sent to the Centre for History and Economics, no later than 4 July.

An equal opportunities policy will be followed.


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

Friday 13 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Leading teams' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection for administrators' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glorious gold', 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 A.K. BOWMAN (Camden Professor of Ancient History): `Outposts of empire' (inaugural lecture), St John's, 5 p.m.

DR S. GREEN: `The golden age of the Prize Fellows' (Chichele Lectures: `All Souls in the era of the Second Founding, c.1865–1914'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

Saturday 14 June

DAY SEMINAR: `Translating Freud again?' (The New Penguin Freud, edited by Adam Phillips), St Hugh's, 9.30 a.m. (details from: edith.mcmorran@st- hughs.ox.ac.uk).

ST JOHN'S COLLEGE: collection of medieval vestments open to the public, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, 2–5 p.m. (entrance free, via Parks Road Lodge or Main Lodge).

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE: study-day, in series of Horological Masterworks Events, 2–6 p.m. (Cost £15/£10. Booking essential—tel. (2)77280.)

PROFESSOR L. ELDREDGE: `Thirteenth-century eye doctors and nineteenth-century ophthalmologists' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m. (new members welcome).

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

Sunday 15 June

THE VERY REVD VICTOR STOCK preaches the Sermon for Trinity Sunday, Keble, 10 a.m.

Monday 16 June

DR L. BROCKLISS: `Medical correspondence in eighteenth-century France: the case of Esprit Calvet and his colleagues in the Midi' (seminar series: `Medicine and culture before 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

DR F. CAREY: `The Apocalypse and the shape of things to come' (seminar series: `The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

Tuesday 17 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Project management for administrative staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Old Master prints' (special exhibition), 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.)

P. HARPER-SCOTT: ` "Fracted and corroborate": narrative implications of form and tonality in Elgar's Falstaff' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

Wednesday 18 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Working for the University: opportunities and benefits' (non-academic staff), 11 a.m., and `Introductory statistical modelling for research—fixed effects and random effects models', 3 p.m. (see information above).

ORGAN RECITAL: Katharine Pardee, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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

ZAHA HADID: `Fluid terrains: the new complexity of civic space' (George Antonius Lecture), Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR A. DAWES: `Adolescence and youth: challenges in post-conflict South Africa' (Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

DR J. MÌCHLIC: `Memory of tramuatic history: response to Jan T. Gross's Neighbours' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m. (minibus from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.).

Thursday 19 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Managing contract research staff' (day 2), 9 a.m., and `Information overload: rapid reading', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

C. SWEETMAN: `A woman and an empty house are never alone: marriage as a livelihood strategy in peri-urban areas of Lesotho and Ethiopia' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender in transnational and transforming families: stretching boundaries and social conventions'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. HOUNSELL: `More than words can say...? Reappraising feedback to students' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: Research Seminars), IAUL, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (To attend, contact joanna.buddery@learning.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR M. NUSSBAUM: `Beyond the social contract: capabilities and social justice' (Olof Palme Memorial Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN CALDWELL lectures on his dramatic trilogy Paschale mysterium: `Composing sacred opera: some problems and some solutions' (Wolfson Creative Arts Fellowship Series), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (entrance free; retiring collection for the African Medical Research Foundation).

Friday 20 June

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Buddhist images', 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 S. GREEN: `Chichele's professoriate and its peculiar purposes' (Chichele Lectures: `All Souls in the era of the Second Founding, c.1865–1914'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

SCHOLA CANTORUM (conductor: James Burton) performs works by Bernstein, Panufnik, Pitts, and Thomson, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5).

Saturday 21 June


JEFFREY DARKEN: gallery talk, in series of Horological Masterworks Events, Museum of the History of Science, 2 p.m. (admission free; booking not required).

ORGAN RECITAL: Nigel McClintock, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

THE REVD PROFESSOR FRANCES YOUNG preaches a Sermon to Commemorate the Tercentenary of the birth of John Wesley, Lincoln, 5.30 p.m.

Sunday 22 June

THE MOST REVD AND RT HON. DR DAVID HOPE preaches the Commemoration Day Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

Monday 23 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for those involved in academic appointments', 2 p.m. (see information above).

SECOND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE in First World War Studies: `Histoire comparée de la Grande Guerre', Maison Française, 2–7 p.m. (continues tomorrow; for more information and to register, contact: purseig@univ-tlse2.fr).

Tuesday 24 June

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Contrasts: Crete and India', 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.)

OPERA GALA BENEFIT (in aid of Somerville College), with mezzo-soprano Kathryn Whitney, 8 p.m., the chapel, Somerville (contact Liz Cooke, tel. (2)70632, e-mail elizabeth.cooke@somerville.ox.ac.uk).

Wednesday 25 June

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

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

Thursday 26 June

CONFERENCE: `Just war and actual war', Wolfson, 10.15 a.m.–7.15 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

COLLOQUIUM organised by the Rousseau Association: `Rousseau, Voltaire, and fanaticism', Maison Française, 6 p.m. (continues at St Hugh's on 27, 28, 29 June).

Friday 27 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Leading teams' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Renaissance', 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.)

COLLOQUIUM: `Britain and the war with Napoleon', Maison Française, 2.30–10 p.m. (continues on 28, 29 June).

JOHN SIMPSON: `War reporting: the new vulnerability' (Reuters Memorial Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 4 p.m.

Sunday 29 June

BARONESS WILLIAMS OF CROSBY (THE RT. HON. HHIRLEY WILLIAMS) preaches the St John Baptist's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

Tuesday 1 July

PROFESSOR G.A. COHEN: `Casting the first stone: who can blame the terrorists?' (lecture), Wharton Room, All Souls, 11 a.m.

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