Oxford University Gazette: 13 February 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4649: 13 February 2003

The following supplement was published with this Gazette:

  • Revised Register of Congregation (file over 100Kb)

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

PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 28 February.

(a) Establishment of Professorship of Environment and Public Policy

1 In SCHEDULE A to Sect. I, § 5. B of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 379, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), after `J.R.R. Tolkien Professor of English Language and Literature' insert:

`Professor of Environment and Public Policy'.

2 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning individual professorships (p. 422, as redesignated), insert new § 80 as follows and renumber existing §§ 80--4 (pp. 422--4, as renumbered by the changes published on 12 December 2002, Gazette, Vol. 133, p. 544) as §§ 81--5:

`§ 80. Professor of Environment and Public Policy

1. The Professor of Environment and Public Policy shall undertake research in Environment and Public Policy and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

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

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

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

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

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

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Environment and Public Policy.]

(b) Establishment of Professorship of Human Geography

1 In SCHEDULE A to Sect. I, § 5. B of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 379, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), after `Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography' insert:

`Professor of Human Geography'.

2 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning individual professorships (p. 426, as redesignated), insert new § 95 as follows and renumber existing §§ 95--105 (pp. 426--30, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 14 December 2000, Decree (1) of 17 May 2001, and the changes in regulations published on 31 October 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 438, 1016; Vol. 133, p. 352) as §§ 96--106:

`§ 95. Professor of Human Geography

1. The Professor of Human Geography shall undertake research in Human Geography and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph

(2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

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

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

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

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

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

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Human Geography.]


CONGREGATION 11 February

1 Declaration of approval of Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE RT. HON. BARONESS O'NEILL OF BENGARVE, CBE, MA (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Harvard), FBA, F.MED.SCI., Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon 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, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon 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, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon SIR PAUL NURSE (B.SC. Birmingham; PH.D. East Anglia), FRS, Honorary Fellow of Linacre College, Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK, be approved.

(5) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR JEAN-PIERRE SERRE, Honorary Professor at the Collège de France, be approved.

(6) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Music, honoris causa, upon PLACIDO DOMINGO, KBE, FRCM, opera singer, conductor, and administrator, be approved.


2 Declaration of approval of Change in Congregation Regulations: Degree Ceremonies

In regulation 3.18 of Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4612, 13 February 2002, p. 771), delete paragraph (1) and substitute: [1]

`(1) Notwithstanding the provisions of regulations 3.1-3.17 above, a degree day shall be deemed to have been held on the Saturday of the first week of each Hilary Full Term, and on such other days as Council may in exceptional circumstances determine, for the purpose of the conferment of degrees in absence.'

[1] New wording is indicated by underlining.


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Benham, S.W., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Cooper, J., Keble

Edwards, M.S., St Edmund Hall

Misbah, S.A., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Murray, D., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

O'Hara, G., BA, M.Sc., New College

Snoek, L.C., Corpus Christi


BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 28 February, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

Notices

CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Cancer Pharmacology on I.P.M. TOMLINSON (MB, CH.B. Bristol, PH.D. Cambridge), currently Laboratory Head and Senior Scientist, Cancer Research UK London Institute, for a period of three years from 1 March 2003.


COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

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

                                          Appointed by

Professorship of Cancer Prevention
and Control

The Principal of Somerville
(Chairman)                               Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
Professor I. Tomlinson                    Council
Professor R. Collins                      Council
Professor D.J. Kerr                       Medical Sciences Board
Dr K. Fleming                             Medical Sciences Board
Professor T. Bishop                       Medical Sciences Board
Dr K. Knox                                Medical Sciences Board
Dr A.D. Lunn                              Worcester College
Professor A.J. Carr                       Worcester 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).


UNIVERSITY STATUTES AND REGULATIONS: NEW WEB SITE

A new Web site has now been set up containing the University Statutes and Regulations effective from 1 October 2002, as subsequently amended. The whole site is searchable by means of its integral search engine. It will be updated on a regular basis and is a substitute for the former Statutes, Decrees, and Regulations (the `Blue Book'). The address of the new site is: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/.


GUIDELINES FOR LEAVE FOR ACADEMIC STAFF

1. Approval of applications for leave

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


2. Sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing obligations

The University's regulations in respect of sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing duties are set out in Ch. VII, Sect. I of Statutes, 2000, pp. 372--4 (now redesignated as Council Regulations 24). Application forms and advice on individuals' entitlement may be obtained from:

Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions: Ms Seidler, 34 St Giles' (telephone: (2)70016, e-mail: ingunn.seidler@admin.ox.ac.uk)

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division—application forms are available from the office of the head of division; advice on entitlement is available from Mrs Iredale, University Offices (telephone: (2)70017, e-mail: eileen.iredale@admin.ox.ac.uk)

All other staff: Mrs Iredale, University Offices (telephone: (2)70017, e-mail: eileen.iredale@admin.ox.ac.uk)

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


3. Sabbatical leave in advance of entitlement

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


4. Applications for leave to hold some public offices

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

—the purpose of the leave can be shown to be compatible with the academic interests of the department or faculty;

—the department or faculty (and the college in the case of joint appointments) supports the application and is able to cover the individual's duties including examining and graduate supervision;

—it is clear that the individual intends to return to university service after the period of leave.

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


5. Applications for certain research awards

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


6. Applications for special unpaid leave

Applications for leave other than those outlined above may be considered as applications for special unpaid leave. Applications may be considered if they meet one or both of the following criteria:

(i) providing academic benefit to the University;

(ii) providing a career development opportunity for the individual, hence aiding staff retention. Activities under these criteria might include visiting another institution to study specialised laboratory techniques, taking up a visiting lecturership or visiting professorship at a prestigious department abroad, an extended period of fieldwork, etc.

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

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

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

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

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


7. Special paid leave

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


8. Stipendiary arrangements

Sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing duties: leave will be granted with stipend (although it may be granted without stipend if taken for the purpose of holding a remunerated visiting appointment under 6 above). Leave to hold a public office: leave will be granted without stipend. Leave to hold a research award: the arrangements vary depending on the regulations governing the award, but it is normal for individuals holding such awards to continue to receive their usual university stipend, the awarding body either providing funds to make a replacement appointment or reimbursing the University for the individual's salary costs. Special leave: leave will normally be granted without stipend, but see 7 above.


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

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


UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SERVICES

Eastern Art Library

The Eastern Art Library (formerly split between the Department of Eastern Art in the Ashmolean Museum and the closed-access basement of the Oriental Institute Library) is now housed on Floor 3 of the Sackler Library. The collection is for reference only but is on open shelves and available to registered readers for the full opening hours of the Sackler Library (Monday--Friday, 9 a.m.--10 p.m. and Saturday, 10 a.m.--5 p.m.).


MUSICAL EVENTS

Keble College

THE KEBLE COLLEGE ORCHESTRA and KEBLE COLLEGE CHAMBER CHOIR will perform the overture to The Magic Flute, Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams, and Duruflé's Requiem, at 8.30 p.m. on Sunday, 16 February, in the chapel, Keble College.


Magdalen College

Organ recitals

The following organ recitals will be given at 5.25 p.m. on Saturdays in the chapel, Magdalen College. Admission is free.

15 Feb.: Matthew Burt, Organist, St Peter's Episcopal Church, Cambridge, Mass., USA

22 Feb.: Peter Barley, Master of Music, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

1 Mar.: Daniel Collins, Academical Clerk, Magdalen College

8 Mar.: John Oxlade, City Organist, Oxford

15 Mar.: Peter Dutton, Organ Scholar, Trinity College


St John's College and Colin Carr

STEPHEN SALTERS (baritone), with DAVID ZOBEL (piano), will perform a traditional spiritual, songs by Poulenc, Richard Strauss, and Aaron Copland, and the European première of a cycle commissioned from William Bolcom, at 8.30 p.m. on Saturday, 1 March, in the Auditorium, St John's College.

Admission is free. Programmes are available from the Porters' Lodge, but are reserved for members of the college until about ten days before the event. Each programme is valid as an admission ticket up until ten minutes before the event; any vacant seats will then be filled from the door.

Stephen Salters will give a master-class at 10 a.m. on Monday, 3 March, in St John's College (audience admitted free of charge).

Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURE

Professor of Indian History and Culture

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

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


CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

SIR TIM RICE, Cameron Mackintosh Professor 2003, will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 February, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.


CARLYLE LECTURES

Modern political theology: its nature and significance

PROFESSOR M. LILLA, Chicago, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

17 Feb.: `The stillborn God.'

19 Feb.: `The sentimental God: Hobbes to Rousseau.'

24 Feb.: `The justifying God: Kant.'

26 Feb.: `The reconciling God: Hegel.'

3 Mar.: `The twice-born God: Barth and Rosenzweig.'

5 Mar.: `The redeeming God: Schmitt, Tillich, Bloch, Benjamin.'


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Biographers at work

CLAIRE HARMAN will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 February, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `An open and shut case: biographical archives.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Biophysical Chemistry Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

PROFESSOR G. ATTARD, Southampton
19 Feb.: `Lipid-mediated feedback control of biological reaction networks.'

PROFESSOR L.D. BARRON, Glasgow
12 Mar.: `Structure and behaviour of proteins, nucleic acids, and viruses from Raman Optical Activity.'


MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies: programme for the remainder of Hilary Term

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Conveners: I.D.L. Michael, MA, King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish Studies, and J.D. Rutherford, MA, D.Phil., Faculty Lecturer in Spanish.

DR G. REI-DOVAL, Galician Studies Centre
18 Feb.: `Galician sociolinguists in the Hispanic linguistic tradition: an overview.'

DR J. EDWARDS
25 Feb.: `Isabel la Católica: saint or sinner?'

DR J. RATTRAY
4 Mar.: ` "Un delicioso viaje imaginativo": Juan Miró and José María Hinojosa's surreal exploration.'

DR J.C. BAYO, Manchester
11 Mar.: `Algunas observaciones sobre la cronología de la épica hispánica medieval.'


Seminars on the work of Paul Celan (1920–70)

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Old Seminar Room, Wadham College.

This series will continue in Trinity Term.

Conveners: R.C. Ockenden, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in German, and A. Phelan, MA, Faculty Lecturer in German.

PROFESSOR T.J. REED
18 Feb.: `Reading Celan: what's the problem?'

DR K.M. KOHL
25 Feb.: `Celan and the issue of "absolute metaphor".'

DR OCKENDEN
4 Mar.: `Monologue–dialogue and Celan's poem "In Eins".'

PROFESSOR L. OLSCHNER
11 Mar: To be announced.


ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Public lecture

GARY HART, former US Senator and presidential candidate, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 February, in the Rothermere American Institute. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `In search of national security in the twenty-first century.'


Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

Further information may be found at the RAI's Web site, http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk, or from Cheryl Hudson, RAI (telephone: Oxford (2)82711, e-mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR S. FABBRINI, University of Trento, Italy
25 Feb., 2.30 p.m.: `Reacting to America: globalisation and American hyper-power in a European perspective.'

PROFESSOR J. EPSTEIN, Vanderbilt
13 Mar., 5 p.m.: `Britain's "America": notes from the nineteenth century.'

D. RYAN, De Montfort
29 Apr., 2.30 p.m.: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism at the periphery: from Central America to 9/11.'

R. CROCKATT, East Anglia
13 May, 5 p.m.: `No common ground? Islam, America, and anti-Americanism.'

PROFESSOR R. PELLS, University of Texas at Austin
27 May, 2.30 p.m.: `From Modernism to the movies: the globalisation of American culture in the twentieth century.'

PROFESSOR H. ICKSTADT, Free University, Berlin
12 June, 5 p.m.: `The presence of America and postwar Germany's cultural responses.'


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown. Enquiries should be directed to the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)84464, fax: (2)84461, e-mail: margaret.hancox@brazilian-studies.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk).

DR S. SCHWARTZMAN, Academic Brasileira de Ciências
Mon. 17 Feb., Centre for Brazilian Studies: `The social question and social policy alternatives in Brazil.'

DR M. DE FIGUEIRIDO-COWEN, London
Tue. 18 Feb., 5 p.m., Department of Educational Studies: `Teacher education and training in Brazil.' (Series `Education in Brazil')


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR DONALD RICHARDS will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Salah Al-Din, a patron of arts and learning?'


INSTITUTO CAMÕES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

DR J. PERKINS, King's College, London, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 20 February, in the Instituto Camões Centre, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.

Convener: Dr Maria Joao Branco, Director of the Centre.

 

Subject: `A talent to confuse: António José da Silva's 1736 treatment of the Amphitryon myth.'


Film-showings

The video Manha submersa, by Lauro António, will be shown at 8.30 p.m. on Friday, 21 February, in the Instituto Camões Centre, preceded by a showing of the short film O Gato e a Lua, by Pedro Serrazina.


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Leonard Stein Lectures

Israel as a foreign state

PROFESSOR SARI NUSSEIBEH, Al-Quds University, will deliver the Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

Entry will be by ticket only. Tickets may be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)77758, or by e-mailing to: senior.tutors.secretary@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

25 Feb.: `The Arabs' intellectual dynamics.'

4 Mar.: `Palestinian political dynamics.


KEBLE COLLEGE

Richardson Lecture

DR RICHARD WASHINGTON will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 21 February, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College.

Subject: `African rains and ocean–atmosphere interaction?'


ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

DR OLIVER RACKHAM, OBE, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `The making of the world's landscapes.'


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Research Centre

`Voices crying in the wilderness'

DAVID CONSTANTINE and BERNARD O'DONOGHUE will give presentations and readings of ancient Arabic poetry at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 February, in St Giles' House, 16 St Giles'. Refreshments will be served afterwards.


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Annual Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

DR CLAIRE NAYLOR, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

The lecture, which will be open to the public, is jointly sponsored with the Association for Women in Science and Engineering during the International Women's Festival.

Subject: `Pathogenic proteins: how bacterial agents cause disease.'


REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

Life at the limits: reflections on religion and death

The following public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College.

DR D. ROOKE, King's College, London
18 Feb.: `Sex and death, or the death of sex: the case of Jephthah's daughter (Judges 11:29--40).'

PROFESSOR G. CURRY, Georgetown College, Kentucky
25 Feb.: `Poetry, death, and Christian faith.' (McCandless Lecture 2003)

DR A. MOORE, Regent's Park College
4 Mar.: `Explanation, suffering, and death in the Bible: a test case for the science and theology debate.'

DR R. ELLIS, Regent's Park College
11 Mar.: `God in the trenches: Woodbine Willy and the problem of pain.'


OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Rewley House.

MARGARET LAING, Edinburgh
4 Mar.: `A Linguistic Atlas of Early Modern English: a Protean corpus.'

PROFESSOR DAAN PRINSLOO, Pretoria
13 Mar.: `Lexicography and African languages.'

Grants and Research Funding

RESEARCH SERVICES

Oxford University Research Services is based in the University Offices, Wellington Square (with satellite offices in the Medical School Offices of the John Radcliffe Hospital and at 9 Parks Road). Research Services is part of the Finance Division of the University's central administration.

In connection with the acceptance of research awards and signature of research-related contracts, the University's Statutes, section 14 of Statute XVI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, pp. 131--2), provide that `(1)...no officer of the University, or any other person employed by the University or working in or in connection with any department or body within or under the control of the University, shall have authority to make any representations on behalf of the University or to enter into any contract on behalf of the University, except with the express consent of Council. (2) No such consent given by Council shall be operative until a copy of the resolution of Council, certified by the Registrar, has been delivered to such officer or other person.'

Research Services is authorised to process all applications to outside bodies for research grants and to sign research-related agreements on behalf of the University. It can also provide advice for those seeking external research funding or requiring information about specific initiatives (e.g. LINK, EU research programmes, etc.).

Research-related contracts with industry and other external sponsors are negotiated through Research Services. Such contracts include agreements covering the sponsorship of research, collaborative research, clinical trials, services to industry, intellectual property issues, confidentiality issues, material transfer, and consultancy.

Information about Research Services, its publications and administrative processes is available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/.


Research Funding and Research-related Information

Research Services produces a weekly Web-based bulletin of funding opportunities with forthcoming deadlines for applications, electronic Research Funding News (eRFN), which is available to members of the University via the internet at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/erfn/.

Non-funding research-related information is publicised via the Web-based Bulletin Board. To receive regular e-mails summarising the contents of both these publications, contact Ellen McAteer (see details below). The University also has access to various online research funding databases and other sources of research-related information, available from the Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/information/. If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail reminder summarising the contents of electronic Research Funding News, and also those of the Bulletin Board, please e-mail ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk with the subject line `join eRFN mailing list'. Please note that this service is only available to members of the University with an `ox.ac.uk' e-mail account. Ellen McAteer (telephone: (2)70082) is also the first point of contact for all research funding information queries.


Research Grant Applications

All applications for external research funding must be endorsed by the University before they are despatched to the sponsor, whether or not this is required by the funding body. In order to do this, the University requires all applications made to funding bodies (such as the research councils, government departments, UK and overseas charities and foundations, and industry) to be checked and endorsed by Research Services on behalf of the University. The reasons for this are to ensure that:

—the funds requested are sufficient to cover the research being undertaken (e.g. that correct and up-to-date salary scales have been used);

—the costing rules of the University have been applied correctly (e.g. that the appropriate level of indirect costs have been applied);

—the guidelines of the funding body have been followed correctly (e.g. that the funds requested may be used for the purpose proposed); and that

—the University would be in a position to accept the grant should the application be successful (e.g. that appropriate facilities are available to house the project, or that the proposed research does not contravene university policy).

In addition, Research Services can:

—advise on the factors which should be taken into consideration when costing research projects;

—provide information on funding body guidelines; and

—advise on the completion of the necessary application and internal forms prior to submission to the Research Grants Office (RGO).

The administrative arrangements for submitting research funding applications are available from the Research Services Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/grants/. In summary, these are as follows: applicants should submit the original plus one copy of their application, together with a completed copy of the University's Outside Grants (OG) form, to Research Services, or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the Research Services Medical satellite office at Level 3 of the John Radcliffe Hospital, leaving three clear working days for it to be processed.


Application administration

Enquiries relating to the day-to-day processing of research grant applications should be addressed to the Research Grants staff of the main Research Services office at Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70146), or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the Research Services Medical satellite office, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington (telephone: (2)22544). A list of grants administrators for each department is available on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/grants/deptlist.shtml.


Research Contracts

The Research Contracts section is responsible for negotiating and approving the terms on behalf of the University of all research-related agreements, including those governing:

—sponsored or commissioned research

—collaborative research

—clinical trials

—confidentiality and non-disclosure of information

—transfer of materials

—research-related services to industry

—personal consultancy

In addition, the contracts team takes lead responsibility within Research Services for:

—checking intellectual property rights and preparing the assignment of new technologies to Isis Innovation for exploitation, through licences or spin-out companies;

—authorising royalty payments to inventors;

—advice on matters connected with research-related contracts.

The administrative arrangements for University research-related agreements are available from the Research Services Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/contracts/.


Research-related contracts

Enquiries relating to research-related contracts should be addressed to the Research Contracts Administrator, (telephone: (2)70039).


General enquiries

General enquiries to Research Services may be addressed, in the first instance, to Ms Sarah-Jayne Beedall (telephone: (2)70143, e-mail: sarah.beedall@admin.ox.ac.uk), who will be pleased to direct queries to the appropriate member of staff.


Information on Research Funding

Oxford University's Research Services offers the following Web-based resources for those looking for external research funding:

electronic Research Funding News (eRFN) (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/erfn/)

This is a Web-based bulletin, updated weekly, of current research funding opportunities across all subject areas with forthcoming deadlines for applications. It includes an at-a-glance guide to deadlines and a searchable archive of previous issues.

If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail reminder summarising the contents of the bulletin, please e-mail ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk with the subject line `join eRFN mailing list'. This service is only available to members of the university with an `ox.ac.uk' e-mail account. Subscribers also receive monthly updates about the contents of the RSO Bulletin Board (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/information/bboard.shtml) which lists non-funding research-related information, such as details of conferences, training opportunities and changes in the policy of major research funding bodies.

Community of Science (http://www.cos.com/)

The University subscribes to the `Funding Opportunities' service offered by the Community of Science (COS). This is a fully searchable database of grant-making organisations world-wide, providing information about research funding across all subject areas. Despite the misleading title, this source of information about funding opportunities also covers the social sciences and humanities.

This service may be accessed by any member of the university from within the University computer network.

Online research funding and information resources (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/information/)

This page on the RSO Web site collects together links to COS and other online databases and information services to which the University has access. These services provide information about current research funding opportunities and sponsors.

If you would like more information about these or any other services provided via Research Services, please visit its Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/ or contact Ellen McAteer, Research Funding Information Officer (telephone: (2)70082, e- mail: ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk).


BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

E.K. Chambers Studentship in English Literature 2003

Applications are invited for the E.K. Chambers Studentship in English Literature (tenable at Oxford, at either Corpus Christi College or Somerville College, from October 2003) from those who wish either to undertake graduate studies in English Literature or to read English as a second honour school. Candidates must have read Latin or Greek (or both) at university and be competent in both. They must have graduated by October 2003 from a university in the British Isles with an honours degree in a subject other than `single honours' English. The studentship is normally comparable in value to a British Academy award.

Application forms are available from Paul Burns, English Faculty Administrator, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ (telephone: Oxford (2)71096, e-mail: Paul.Burns@admin.ox.ac.uk), to whom completed applications, accompanied by two pieces of written work on literary topics of not more than 2,000 words each, should be sent by Monday, 3 March.

Examinations and Boards

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 the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature will come into effect on 28 February.

Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Special Regulations for the Moderations in English Language and Literature

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 63, delete ll. 33–4 and substitute:

`Italian) in R.W. Crump and B.S. Flowers, eds., Christina Rossetti: The Complete Poems, Penguin, 2001, pp. 5–85, 89–181, and 267–372.'

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

Christ Church

THE RT. HON. LORD DACRE OF GLANTON (HUGH REDWALD TREVOR-ROPER), 26 January 2003; commoner and Honorary Student; Regius Professor of Modern History 1957–80; Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge, 1980–7. Aged 89.

JOHN PERCIVAL WATERFIELD, 21 December 2002; commoner 1945. Aged 81.


Corpus Christi College

JULIAN HENRY JACOTTET, MA, 26 December 2002; commoner 1953–6. Aged 70.


Merton College

ANTHONY WILLIAM UPRICHARD NORGROVE, 18 December 2002; commoner 1948–52. Aged 74.

JOHN WALLEY, 1 November 2002; postmaster 1924–8. Aged 96.

VICTOR ERNEST WATTS, 20 December 2002; postmaster 1957–61. Aged 64.

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Oxford Brookes Research Ethics Committee

The Research Ethics Committee at Oxford Brookes University is looking to recruit 2 lay members to help review applications for ethics approval. Applicants should have good interpersonal and communication skills and be able to consider research proposals from the participants' perspective. Further information from Louise Wood, 01865 484445 or e-mail: louise.wood@brookes.ac.uk.


Crisis Line

Volunteers wanted for mental health helpline. Training programme includes mental health awareness and listening skills. Regular supervision and support. Training in central Oxford starts 11 March. For more information call 01865 791105. E- mail: crisis.line@virgin.net.


Art Exhibition

"Inside Outside", Paintings & Pastels by Neville Crowson, 10–28 Feb., Wolfson College, Linton Road. Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m. subject to College commitments. Visitors are advised to ring the College Lodge 01865 274100. Supported by www.intelart.co.uk.


Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fri., at 8 p.m. in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership (undergraduates welcome). 14 Feb.,: Print and Pomegranates–A history of Oxford University Press, Dr Martin Maw; 21 Feb..: 75 years of the Oxford Preservation Trust, Debbie Dance; 28 Feb.,: Manned Missions to Mars–closer than you think?!, Emily C. MacDonald; 7 Mar.,: Mind your language–international English for the 21st Century, Alison Haills; 14 Mar.,: RAF Falcons Parachute Display team, RAF Weston on the Green. Subscriptions: £5 per term, members; £1.50 per meeting, visitors.


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.


Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research Spring seminar series: 27 Feb., Rosalind Edwards (South Bank University), Families and social capital (Research Centre, room SG05); 26 March, Floya Anthias (Oxford Brookes), Where do I belong? Narrating identity among young British Cypriots (Research Centre, room SG05). All seminars will begin at 5.30. Open seminars–all welcome.


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, andthe 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. Our Bring and Buy Sale is to be held in the Club Room at 13 Norham Gardens from 10.30 a.m.–2 p.m. on Wed., 26 Feb. All newcomers, family and friends are welcome. The entrance fee is 50 pence or £3.50 to include lunch. Please bring donations to the Club Room on Tues., 25 Feb., 10.30 a.m.–12 noon if you are able.


Pemberley International Study Centre

Situated 4,000 ft above sea-level in the magnificent hills of Haputale in Sri Lanka, in a tea plantation with panoramic views, the Centre provides an atmosphere of tranquillity and peace, a congenial milieu for scholars of all disciplines, writers and artists, in which research projects can be initiated or completed, and books or monographs planned and written. For 3 months in each year (June–Aug.) it is open to Residential Scholars who have been chosen on the basis of the merit of their applications by a Selection Committee of international experts in the field. For details and application forms, see the 8 pp. in colour on Pemberley's Web site: http://www.pemberleyhouse.com.


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

Highly efficient, personable, reliable, enthusiastic, energetic, computer literate female with several years experience, newly arrived in Oxford, requires position as Manager/PA/Secretary–anything considered that would offer a challenge. Excellent references. Tel.: 07979 377862.

Established since 1996, AA Wordprocessing offers a word processing service for manuscripts, data inputting, theses, dissertations, essays and all other documentation. We also provide a professional C.V. service. Contact Alison Adams on Didcot (01235) 815856 or via our Web site: www.wordprocessing.co.uk.

Confidential transcribing interview tapes for research projects, audio and copy typing service available (eves. only). Contact Lucy Curtin, tel.: 01865 249329, e- mail: lucy.curtin@psych.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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.

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

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

 


Domestic Services

North Oxford childcare for 6 months–4 years. Barnett House Creche now offers whol day sessions. This small creche (6 places, established 1970s) is a parents' co-operative in a Victorian house within walking distance of the University Science area and graduate colleges. Ring Jenny Ferguson on 01865 552366, eves. 245089.

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, music theory lessons, accompanying: all ages and levels of knowledge welcome, incl. beginners. Contact Ana Mladenovic, experienced pianist and piano teacher. Tel.: 01865 778248; mobile 07779 580235. E-mail: anamlad@onetel.net.uk.

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


Situations Vacant

Oxford Analytica is seeking an Asia Pacific Editor/Analyst and an Africa Editor/Analyst. The successful candidates will commission and edit analysis on the Asia Pacific and Africa regions respectively for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. Candidates should have a firm grounding in the relevant regions, probably developed through a postgraduate degree and/or relevant experience. Analytical skills and the ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy are essential. Both posts are Oxford-based. C.V. and details of current salary to: Patricia Jones at: Oxford Analytica Ltd., 5 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH. E-mail: pjones@oxford-analytica.com. By 28 Feb.

Pembroke College:Housekeeper for Master's lodgings. The college is seeking a housekeeper for the Master's lodgings. The position involves working closely with the Master's wife in attractive surroundings. The duties include general cleaning, ironing, some light cooking and serving at functions. The basic position is for 8 hours a week over 2 mornings, with additional hours required during term time on a flexible basis (average 3 hours per week), to include some evenings and occasional weekends. An attractive wage will be offered depending on experience, together with membership of the staff pension scheme and generous holidays. Non-smoker essential. For further detials and to arrange an interview, please contact Jane Kirby on 01865 276422.

The Examination Schools: Temporary Room Assistants. We are looking for a team of people to work full time (8.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m.), incl. some Sats., for a 6 week period in Trinity Term to cover the exam season (19 May–27 June), with a possible extension to 11 July 2003. Room assistants will be required to work either at the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford or at Ewert House Examination Hall, Summertown, Oxford. If you have a preference please state this clearly in your covering letter. The duties include setting up examination rooms, tidying up between sessions, laying out script booklets and exam materials, and delivering packages in central Oxford. If you would like to apply please send a C.V. and covering letter to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. For further information phone the Deputy Clerk (Building) on 01865 276905.

The Examnination Schools: Invigilators. We are lookin for reliable individuals to add to our Register of Invigilators. Work is on a temporary basis during the main exam period which starts this year on 19 May and finishes on 27 June. There are openings to work on either a session basis, where you invigilate individual exam sessions based on your availability, or on a block booking basis. A block (half-days) booking option requires a commitment to work one of the following: full time for the 6 week exam period; specific weeks during the exam period; specific days in the week during the exam period. These options can be discussed in more details with the Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams). The work involves laying out of question papers, completing relevant paperwork and invigilating during the examination session. The majority of exam papers are 3 hours duration which require an invigilation session of approximately 4 hours (morning session: 9.00 to 13.00, afternoon session: 14.00 to 18.00). The payment details for a standard invigilator working a 4 hour sessions are as follows: 4 hr session (for 3 hr papers) £27. There are opportunities for suitable invigilators to act as the senior invigilator at a higher rate of pay. If you are interested please send a C.V. and covering letter to the Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams), Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG.


Exchange Wanted

German boy, 16, seeks exchange with English counterpart of either sex, to improve English. Would like to come to Oxford for 2 weeks, second half of July/early Aug. Reverse visit to Nuremberg by arrangement. Contact: kevin.hilliard@spc.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 278859.


House Sit

Responsible person, non-smoker, sought for North Oxford house from mid-March to late Apr. No rental but some charges for tel., and utilities. Tel.: 01865 553617 (after 8 p.m. or weekends).


Houses to Let

Wytham Village: individual barn and stable conversions in this pretty and easily accessible location. A range of characterful properties both furnished and unfurnished with stunning woodland views, offering a taste of life in the country within moments of the heart of Oxford, and main commuter routes. Seldom available we now have properties ideally suited to a relocating family, academic or professional in this historic and secure setting. For further information on availability and particulars please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BP. Tel.: 01865 311011 or view a full list of available properties on our Web site at: www.finders.co.uk.

Riverside Lodge, Twickenham–S. W. London: uniquely beautiful and tranquil 18th-century lodge by Thames, part of King Louis-Philippe's estate in 19th-century. Own garden on 3 sides of the house. Country atmosphere only half hour from central London. Bright living room, 2 bedrooms, kitchen, bath, shower, washing up and washing machines. Semi-furnished. Close to Public Record Office, good schools, Rugby ground, Richmond Theatre, Kew Gardens, Heathrow Airport. (Studio suitable for musician or writer also available). Free parking for 2 cars. Trains to Waterloo, Oxford, Reading, etc. Initial 6 month let. References required. Tel.: +44 (0) 20 8892 1470.

River Walks: a recently upgraded period cottage in the conveniently located village of Sandford; living/dining room, double bedroom, newly fitted kitchen and bathroom. Small garden and off-street parking. Available in early March at only £725 per month. For more information please contact Anna Turner at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX1 4AB. Tel.: 01865 200012 or e-mail: annat@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Attractive 17th-century town house in charming village 20 minutes east of Oxford. Immaculately refurbished, retaining all original beams and other period features. Large kitchen/diner with Aga and timber fitted kitchen units; large sitting room with panelled walls and fireplace; 3 bedrooms (2 with en suitefacilities); study; utility room; downstairs loo and cellars. Gas c.h./hot water (separate from Aga) to entire house. Enclosed courtyard to side plus large rear garden with extensive planting, gardener supplied. Private, off road parking for 2 cars. Location ideal for academic requiring easy access to Oxford or London. For rent unfurnished at £1,500 p.c.m., o.n.o. References and deposit required. Please call 01590 616412 for further information.

Charming Victorian house close to Magdalen Bridge and city centre: 2 well-furnished reception rooms; dining room; large fully-equipped kitchen plus utility room; 3 comfortable double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms each with shower; downstairs cloakroom and W.C. Very well maintained and decorated; c.h.; security system; small garden. To let from mid-late Sept., 2003 to July 2004 (negotiable). Would suit visiting academic/professional careful tenants, non-smokers preferably without young children. £1,200 p.c.m., excluding council tax and telephone and utility bills. Ring +44 (0)1865 453068/279347 or e-mail: roger.hood@crim.ox.ac.uk.

1908 family house (furnished) for let Apr.,–Aug.: 2 reception rooms (piano), large kitchen/dining room, utility room (washing machine, dishwasher), 3 bedrooms plus study/bedroom. Garden and parking; 15 minutes cycle/bus to city centre. £1,000 p.m. Contact: 01865 739070.

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.


Easter Let

North Oxford , to let Easter break: large house with large west-facing garden. Easy access to city centre and Summertown shops. On an excellent bus route. Fully equipped kichen breakfast room; utility with washing machine and tumble drier; 2 bathrooms including a shower; 2 large reception rooms, study and 4 bedrooms. £700 p.w. Available from 30 Mar.,–22 Apr. Contact 01865 513688 or e-mail: dianecw25@hotmail.com.


Summer Lets

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. £590 p.w. Tel.: 01865 288123 or e- mail: david.harper@regents.ox.ac.uk.


Flats to Let

Rarely available: brand-new, 1-bedroom apartment in North Oxford, comprising living room, fitted kitchen, shower room and double bedroom. Fully furnished to the highest standard; excellent storage; plenty of on-street parking. Short or long let. £700 p.m. Tel.: 01865 512854.

North Oxford –£1,150 p.c.m. Available NOW. Top-floor 2-bedroom apartment situated in a quiet cul-de-sac just off the Woodstock Road. Furnished: Summertown–£1,100 p.c.m. Available NOW. Spacious first-floor 2-bedroom apartment with large balcony overlooking the communal gardens. Furnished. Please tel.: Sarah on 01865 554577, fax: 554578 or e-mail: sarah@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Delightful studio flat in Oxford city centre available now for long let. suit single person or couple. Double bed folds away into cupboard. Fully furnished and equipped. Large sunny room with view of market square and some of Oxford's spires, plus kitchen and bathroom. No pets/smokers. £700 p.c.m. Phone 01865 557529.


Serviced Accommodation

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


Accommodation Offered

Headington (Slade area): huge double room (unfurnished) in bright modern 2-bedroom flat on private residential estate with parking. £320 p.c.m. excl. bills. Oxford Brookes student seeks civilized flat share. E-mail: charlie4282@hotmail.com, or tel.: 07803147308.

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

Family accommodation required for visiting academic from 3 Mar.,–30 June, suitable for married couple with 7-year-old son. Central Oxford location essential. Visit in association with the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Programme for Contemporary Turkey. Please contact Carol Davies at: academic@orinst.ox.ac.uk, tel.: (2)88202.

Small furnished flat with 1 double bedroom and sitting/dining area required from early Apr.,–mid-June for visiting Swedish academic couple with 2-year- old child. Contact Hakan.Thorn@hem.utfors.se or tel.: +44 31 7048735.

Three-/four-bedroom house wanted, preferably near to John Radcliffe Hospital, for group of Vietnamese doctors who will be based in Oxford for 3–4 months from 1 April. Please contact Professor N. J. White's secretary, Centre for Tropical Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital 01865 220970 or e-mail: jeanne.packer@ndm.ox.ac.uk.

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.

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


Holiday Lets

Andalucia: Gaucin. Delightful private house in white mountain village to let from 21 June–6 Sept., while owner author is away; 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living area (with open fireplace, fully fitted kitchen) leading on to terrace with magical view over valleys to coast and mountains of Africa. Very comfortably furnished, TV, video, washing machine, deep freeze, excellent maid by arrangement. £450 p.w., reduction for longer lets. Also self-contained guest house next to above available from 15 June–end of year. Separate entrance. Large sitting room with French windows on to terrace with same views to ATlas mountains, etc. Sleeps 2–3. Bathroom en suiteplus separate shower room, kitchen, wood stove, fridge, washing machine, etc. Price according to season £150–£300 p.w. For both properties tel.: 00 34 95 215 11 11 or e-mail : venetia@ari.es.

South of France: 18th-century stone farmhouse in Languedoc/Aveyron hills. Easy drives to Gorges du Tarn, Albi, Montpellier and Mediterranean. Two living areas, magnificent kitchen, 6 bedrooms (sleeping 12), full of character. Utility room; barn; roof terrace; orchard garden. Stunning views. River bathing. Excellent restaurants. Beautiful unspoilt area. Available up to 19th July and from Sept. £250–£500 p.w. Tel.: 01865 244619.

Gower Coast: holiday house available from July. Two self-contained halves each sleep 4–6 (10 max.). Ideal families/groups sharing or independent. Private road adjacent Pennard Golf course above Three Cliffs bay. Large sheltered garden. Dogs welcome. From £350 p.w. E-mail: swainsonjc@aol.com, or tel.: 01865 433499.

Holidays and sabbaticals in south-west France. Superbly renovated cottage, 3 double/twin bedrooms; open-plan living room; fully equipped kitchen; bathroom and shower room. South-facing terrace, private swimming pool. Beautiful countryside, region steeped in history. Available all year round. Tel.: +33 563 404083, e-mail: gisella@wanadoo.fr.

Tranquil Umbria: luxury flat in rural setting with stunning views, private garden and large, shaded terrace. Sleeps 2 but adjoining twin bedroom with own bathroom also available if required. Perugia quarter of an hour, Assisi half an hour. Easy access to Renaissance art treasures. Phone 013344779731 for further details.

Southwest France, near Toulouse/Albi/Cordes: stone farmhouse on edge of village, with 6 acres and swimming pool; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, and large kitchen; sleeps 7–8. Centrally heated with wood-burning stoves. Several airports nearby, available all year round. Call 01608 810818 or e-mail: barrymsimpson@hotmail.com, for details.

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 ren. Swimming pool. Contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham '01) at: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Flat to let on the Estoril coast in Portugal: lovely, large, fully furnished Duplex; 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, with garden and barbecue. All mod. cons. TV with Cable. Close to delightful beaches similar to the Cote d'Azur. Twenty minutes by car to Lisbon, 30 minutes to the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. £250 p.w. until Easter. Tel.: 01865 769328, e-mail: julian@jdgross.fsworld.co.uk.

Las Alpujarras–Las Canadas: rustic cottage in olive terraces, mountain views, pool, 2 doubles and 1 twin, kitchen, dining , bath and living rooms; edge of village, 10 minutes drive to Ugijar market town. Car hire preferable. Tel.: 0034 958 851773 or e-mail: L.bond@wanadoo.es.

Winter/early spring breaks in cosy north Pembrokeshire coast cottage. Books to read and paths to walk. Find a glowing fire and freshly made bara brith on arrival! £120 p.w., shorter periods negotiable. Accessible by public transport. Tel.: 01348 872080.

Dordogne–France: charming restored stone cottage hidden on a hillside close to the famous Chateau of Beynac. Large living room, newly equipped kitchen/dining room both 5x5 m., 2 bedrooms, 1 new bathroom, utility room. Large independent studio giving onto private swimming pool, 12x5 m. Access to 3½ hectares of private land. Available June, £500 p.w., mid-July–end Aug. £800 p.w. Contact Barbara Emerson on 01235 553944 or e-mail: barbaracemerson@yahoo.co.uk.

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.

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 Flroence. Contact: tel/fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, e-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it.

Two farmhouse with pools to let in SW France; both stunningly situated, these sunny and luxurious properties reside in private and spacious grounds and offer good views; sleep 10 (4 in independent `granny' house) and 6 respectively. Suitable for superb holidays or longer stays. Further details on: www.hidden-sw-france.com, or contact Marion on 00 33 5 63 24 08 78/00 33 5 63 02 11 98, or e-mail: emailenquirie@hidden-sw- france.com.

Greek Island rentals: Skopelos, Alonissos and Skiathos: local villa specialist offers lovely villas, island houses and apartments available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodation for 2–16 persons. Prices from GBP 100 p.p.p.w. For information see: www.holidayislands.com. E-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 4240 23057.


Houses for Sale

Modern 3-bedroom semi-detached house in quiet neighbourhood, ca. 100 metres from Florence Park, Cowley; ground floor: living room, dining room, kitchen, entrance and toilet; first floor: 3 bedrooms, bathroom. Gas c.h., d.g. throughout, optional fireplace, garage with plenty of storage space. Thirty foot garden. Proximity to pub, shops, and local park. Built 1997. £215,000. Ready to move into. E-mail: paul.ganter@svt.ntnu.no.

"Las Palmas", Benicassim , Spain: newly built, luxury semi-detached villa in beautiful mountain urbanisation overlooking the sea. Three floors, stunning attic; 3 terraces with amazing views over Mediterranean Sea, orange plots and mountains. Spanish tiles structure. Easy reach golf courses, horse riding, Castellon, Benicassim, Peniscola etc.Price: £220,000. For more information contact: Rosa Albero, e-mail: rosa.alberolopez@linacre.ox.ac.uk. Privately owned. Freehold.


Flat for Sale

Benicassim, Spain: beautiful apartment on the Mediterranean. Seaside terrace overlooking lovely sandy beaches, promenades. Two bedrooms, large sitting room. Privatge swimming pool, parking, garden. Near commercial centres, golf courses, mountain tracks, cinema etc. Lovely restaurants, warm and traditional Spanish environment. Price £160,000. Contact Rosa Albero on 01865 727588 or e-mail: rosa.alberolopez@linacre.ox.ac.uk. Visits arranged. Privately owned. Freehold.


For Sale

New, virtually unused, 28-inch Sharp TV. £80. Contact: richard.lofthouse@ccc.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 276741.

Bosch larder fridge £150–model KSR30421 (bought new for £399 in Nov.01); AEG Dishwasher £100–OKO Favorit 50700 (bought new for £299 in Nov.01); Electrolux washing machine/tumble drier £50–EW1200i (2 months old). Move to a house with a fully-fitted kitchen forces sale! E-mail: rebecca.boasman@plants.ox.ac.uk or call on 01491 826212.

Appointments

BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION PROFESSORSHIP OF CARDIOVASCULAR PHYSIOLOGY

Applications are invited for the Professorship of Cardiovascular Physiology in the University Laboratory of Physiology, funded by the British Heart Foundation and tenable as soon as can be arranged. The successful candidate will have a strong record in research in cardiovascular physiology with evidence of achieving substantial independent external grant support. Research space will be provided for the professor in the newly completed Burdon Sanderson Cardiac Science Centre that is attached to Physiology. Oxford has a large and successful cardiac research community, who collaborate via the Oxford Cardiac Research Group (OCRG). The chair is associated with a non-stipendiary professorial fellowship at Merton College.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70200). The closing date for applications is 7 April.


AREA AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES COMMITTEE: QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE

Rhodes Lecturership in Commonwealth Studies

In association with Linacre College

Applications are invited for the above post at Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University's International Development Centre, tenable from 1 October 2003. Applicants with expertise in any Commonwealth or ex-Commonwealth country of Asia, Africa, or the Caribbean are invited to apply. Applicants should have a doctorate or equivalent, teaching experience, and an active research record, with an interest in the contemporary history, politics, and development of the countries of the Commonwealth, and knowledge of political and social theories bearing on developing countries. Stipend according to age on the lecturer scale, £22,191--£42,900 per annum (current scales). It is expected that the successful candidate will be offered a fellowship by Linacre College.

Further particulars are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/and from the QEH Web site http://www2.qeh.ox.ac.uk/people/va cancies.html, and from the Administrator, Queen Elizabeth House, 21 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LA (telephone: Oxford (2)73599, e-mail: sarah.abbott@qeh.ox.ac.uk), to whom completed applications with a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees (eight copies or one if airmailing) should be sent by Tuesday, 11 March.


FACULTY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Junior Research Fellowship in Film Studies

In association with Corpus Christi College

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable for two years from May 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter. The fellowship will be held in association with Corpus Christi College. The post-holder will be expected to undertake research and teaching in the general field of Film Studies, which will include acting as convener for the final year undergraduate option in Anglo-American Film Studies; the successful candidate will already have experience of doctoral level research in that area.

The salary will be in the range £18,265--£23,296. There are also dining rights and certain allowances in Corpus Christi College.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from Melanie Clancy, English Faculty Office, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford 0X1 3UQ (telephone: Oxford (2)71055, e-mail: melanie.clancy@ell.ox.ac.uk). The deadline for applications is 7 March.


Appointment of Administrative Assistant (Faculty Office)

The English Faculty is seeking to recruit an administrative assistant to work within the Faculty Office. This is a full-time post, but it may be possible to appoint at somewhat less than full-time if a suitable candidate applies. The post-holder will be expected to contribute towards the day to day running of the Faculty Office by undertaking a general range of administrative and secretarial duties, and to provide some administrative support for the Faculty Administrator. The successful applicant will be well organised, with good communication and word-processing skills, and will enjoy working as part of a team in a busy office. A flexible approach, together with an ability to work under pressure from time to time, will also be essential.

The post will be on the clerical grade 3 scale (salary £12,997--£15,053).

Further particulars may be obtained from the English Faculty Office (telephone: Oxford (2)71055, e-mail: melanie.clancy@ell.ox.ac.uk). Applications, comprising a covering letter and a curriculum vitae, including the names of two referees and a daytime telephone number, should be addressed to the English Faculty Administrator, English Faculty Office, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ. The closing date for applications is Friday, 21 February.


MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE, COMPUTING LABORATORY, AND DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Appointment of Schools Liaison and Access Officer

The Mathematical Sciences Departments wish to appoint a Schools Liaison and Access Officer. This newly created post is an exciting opportunity for a person with a genuine enthusiasm for the mathematical sciences. The main focus of the post will be to promote the study of mathematics at secondary school level and to encourage students from many backgrounds to study one of the mathematical sciences courses at Oxford. The post-holder will be required to promote the study of the mathematical sciences by providing popular lectures for schoolchildren and `bridging' teaching for new undergraduates, and to assist with the admissions exercise and Open Days. A high priority will be to assist in the development a new Web-site to which schoolchildren, potential applicants, teachers, and newly admitted students can turn for information.

Applicants should have a degree in the mathematical sciences, the ability to teach the subject to a wide range of audiences, and some knowledge of mathematical education and syllabuses at secondary school level. Excellent communication skills and the ability to engender enthusiasm for the subjects are paramount. The post-holder must be prepared to work flexible hours and undertake some travel.

The post is for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal, subject to funding. The University provides excellent conditions and benefits, including thirty-eight days' annual leave, pension scheme, city centre location; parking may be available, subject to certain criteria.

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

Applications should be made in the form of a detailed curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out how the applicant meets the selection criteria. The application should include the names, addresses, and contact details of three referees, of whom one is an existing or recent employer. Referees should be asked to send references direct to the department by the closing date. Candidates invited for interview will be asked to give a short presentation and prepare an accompanying `hand-out'.

Further details are available from Brenda Willoughby, Administrative Assistant, Mathematical Institute, 24--29 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LB (e-mail: brenda@maths.ox.ac.uk). Applications should be sent to the Administrative Assistant at the above address, quoting reference BK/03/04. The closing date for applications is 10 March and interviews will be held on 24 March.


UNIVERSITY OFFICES

Appointment of Equal Opportunities Officer and Assistant Registrar

The Equal Opportunities Officer heads the Equal Opportunities Unit, which is part of the Academic and General Division of the University's Central Administration. The Unit is responsible for supporting and co-ordinating the implementation of Equal Opportunities initiatives and activities, including those relating to disability, within the University, in relation to both staff and students.

Successful applicants will have an up-to-date knowledge of the legislation and legislative framework relating to equal opportunities, extensive experience in the implementation of such legislation, and an informed commitment to equality of opportunity in education and employment. He or she will be able to demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills; the ability to develop policy statements and documents; strong organisational skills; the ability to deal with a broad range of detailed material; good interpersonal skills; and relevant experience at a senior level, ideally in higher education or a closely equivalent setting.

The post will be on the academic-related administrative grade 4 scale (salary range from £30,660 per annum, with a discretionary range to £41,876 per annum).

Further particulars are available from Mrs J. Pengelly (telephone: Oxford (2)70128, e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk), and at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/. Applications, consisting of a curriculum vitae and a supporting statement, 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 March.


Appointment of Assistant Registrar (Council Secretariat)

The Council Secretariat plays a key role in supporting the governance of the University. The holder of the advertised post will have specific duties relating to servicing and handling the business of certain committees, assisting with the implementation of the University's responsibilities under the Data Protection and Freedom of Information Acts, and completion and maintenance of the University's revised legislation, as well as acting as a deputy for the head of the section across a number of its activities.

Successful applicants will have excellent oral and written skills, the ability to develop policy, good organisational skills, the ability to deal with a broad range of detailed material, good interpersonal skills, and some experience of staff management as well as relevant experience at a senior level. The ability to deal with legal issues would be an advantage. The post will be on the academic-related administrative grade 4 scale (salary range from £30,660 per annum, with a discretionary range to £39,958).

Further particulars are available from Mrs J. Pengelly (telephone: Oxford (2)70128; e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk), and at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/. Applications, consisting of a curriculum vitae and a supporting statement, 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 28 February. Interviews will be held on 19 March.


Appointment of Planning Officer

A vacancy exists within the Planning and Resource Allocation Section of the University's Central Administration for a Planning Officer, to take on a range of duties connected with the University's annual Planning and Resource Allocation cycle, and maintaining communication with the departments and faculties around the University. The work will include developing and implementing the new cycle which has been introduced following the University's recent reorganisation, and will involve preparing written reports, attending meetings, analysing and presenting data, and liaison with departments around the University.

This is an excellent chance to gain experience of a vital area of work in one of the world's leading teaching and research universities, employing over 7,000 staff and with an annual turnover of over £400m. The post would particularly suit someone at or near the beginning of a career in university administration who wishes to develop his or her skills and experience in a lively working environment.

Applicants should possess excellent communication skills (both oral and written), a high level of numeracy, experience of standard IT packages, and the ability to analyse, manipulate, and present information. Candidates should also have good problem-solving and organisational skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team as necessary. The starting salary will be fixed according to experience on the ALC2 scale (salary £21,125--£27,339).

Further particulars may be obtained from Mrs J. Pengelly (telephone: Oxford (2)70128, e- mail: post@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 3 March. The particulars for the post are also available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.


BRASENOSE COLLEGE

John Hicks Foundation Graduate Scholarships for doctoral study in Economics

Brasenose College is offering one or two scholarships for doctoral research in Economics from October 2003. Preferred areas of specialisation are money and banking or macroeconomics. The duration of the scholarships is one year plus a maximum of a further two years. The value will be £5,061 per annum plus some dining rights and guaranteed accommodation in the graduate annexe at St Cross for the first year of the course (at the normal charge).

These scholarships are intended to be top-up maintenance grants for graduates who have been accepted by the Department of Economics to read for a D.Phil. (or to be eligible to do so) and who have full or `fees only' ESRC (or similar) funding. Research students already in their first or second year of doctoral study at Oxford are also eligible to apply.

Details and application forms can be obtained from the Admissions Secretary, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ (telephone: Oxford (2)77510, e-mail: admissions@bnc.ox.ac.uk).


GREEN COLLEGE

Appointment of Development Director

Green College seeks to appoint a Development Director to work closely with the Warden, the Development Fellow, and the college's Development Committee on all aspects of the college's development programme including, especially, fund-raising. The Development Director will be supported by an Assistant in running a Development Office whose operations cover the maintenance of relations with alumni and other supporters of the college, the production of a termly newsletter, a weekly e-mail news, and other publications, and public and press relations as well as fund-raising.

The main focus of the job however will be on the raising of capital and revenue funding for the college, and the successful applicant should have proven ability in fund- raising with at least three years' experience. The college is looking for a fund-raising professional with good oral and written communication and IT skills, able to work easily with fellows, members, and staff of Green College and external contacts. The salary is negotiable and will be in accordance with qualifications and experience.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Warden's Secretary, Mrs Jan Dean (telephone: Oxford (2)74775, e-mail: jan.dean@green.ox.ac.uk).

Candidates should submit details of qualifications and experience within a full curriculum vitae, the names of two referees, and a letter specifying current salary. Applications should be sent to the Warden of Green College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HG, by 28 February.


HERTFORD COLLEGE

Senior Scholarships

Hertford College proposes to elect up to four senior scholarships, tenable from 1 October 2003 for two years, with the possibility of extension to a third year in exceptional circumstances. They are intended to be supplementary awards, open to men and women graduates of any university (including any college at Oxford) who are about to begin working for a higher degree or diploma at Oxford. Candidates graduating this summer are eligible for election. They are also open to graduate students at Hertford College who have already begun working for their higher degrees. Baring Scholarships carry a value of £500 per annum and have no restriction on subject studied. Carreras Scholarships have a value of £500 per annum and are for support of studies in Natural Sciences. Drapers Scholarships have a value of £1,000 per annum and are for support of studies in the arts or humanities. Certain dining rights are associated with all scholarships.

Applications (three copies) should reach the Academic Administrator, Hertford College, Oxford OX1 3BW, by Friday, 28 February, and should include a statement of the candidate's qualifications and intentions. Two referees should be asked to send references to the academic administrator by the closing date. There is no application form.


KEBLE COLLEGE

Graduate Scholarships 2003--4

These awards are for study at Keble College only

Keble College proposes to elect a few graduate scholars to come into residence in October 2003. The scholarships will be awarded solely on the grounds of academic merit, and continuing tenure will be subject to satisfactory supervisors' reports.

One Keble Association Open Scholarship is offered to a research student without restriction as to subject and to those reading for the second BM. The scholarship is to the value of £2,000, and tenable from 1 October 2003 for up to three years, being coterminous with fee liability, and will carry with it the right to college accommodation at the prevailing rates, for the first year only. Applications for the scholarship should be received by Friday, 23 May.

Two Keble College Closed Scholarships available to Keble Finalists intending to study for a research degree, or to those in the first year of their research at Keble. The value of each of the scholarships will be £500. The scholarships will be tenable for one year, and will carry with them the right to college accommodation at the prevailing rates. Applications for the scholarship should be received by Friday, 23 May.

The Gwynne-Jones Graduate Scholarship is available for candidates from Sierra Leone or from among the Yoruba-speaking inhabitants of Nigeria who have been admitted to read for a postgraduate degree at the University of Oxford. The value of the scholarship is £4,000 per annum, and is tenable for up to three years, being coterminous with fee liability. Applications for the scholarship should be received no later than Friday, 23 May.

The Ian Palmer Scholarship in Information Technology will be available to research students in Computer Science or related areas concerning the practical uses of computer systems. The scholarship is to the value of the college fee, and tenable from 1 October 2003 for up to three years, being coterminous with the college fee liability. Applications for the scholarship should be received no later than Friday, 23 May.

The Ian Tucker Memorial Bursary is available to two graduate students on, or about to apply for, a full-time course at the University. The candidates, who will be of proven academic ability, must demonstrate sporting prowess principally in the field of rugby football, together with the qualities that will make a contribution to both the college and University. The bursary is worth £3,000 each and is tenable for one year. Applications for the bursary should be received by Friday, 23 May.

The Gosden Graduate Scholarship is worth up to £5,000 per annum and tenable for up to three years and coterminous with fee liability. Candidates for the scholarship must
(a) be able to show clear evidence of desire for ordination in the Church of England or a church in communion therewith; and
(b) be intending to study for a postgraduate degree in any faculty in the University of Oxford, or
(c) be presently registered for a postgraduate degree in the University. Candidates will also need to show evidence of the level and source of their present or projected funding. They may also wish to submit details of other relevant financial circumstances which might affect the scale of the award. If a successful candidate is presently engaged in postgraduate work in Oxford, a decision will be reached and the candidate notified soon after the interview. If a successful candidate is also applying for a research council award, formal notice of a Keble award will be held over until after the funding bodies' decisions in July/August. Applications for the scholarship should be received no later than Friday, 28 March.

Applicants must first be accepted to read for a higher degree of the University, and so should apply to the relevant faculty through the Graduate Admissions Office. Candidates must also be admitted by Keble College before they can apply for a Graduate Scholarship.

Application forms for all these scholarships are available from the Deputy Academic Administrator, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG (e-mail: college.office@keb.ox.ac.uk). Please indicate clearly for which scholarship you wish to apply.


ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Graduate Scholarships

St Hugh's College is offering up to ten scholarships for research to graduates of any nationality from October 2003, each of £2,000 per annum and for a period not extending beyond their fee-paying status. Scholarships are offered in all subjects, including named scholarships in classics, modern languages, and theology.

Each graduate scholar will be entitled to a room in St Hugh's graduate accommodation for up to two years (i.e. the duration of their fee-paying or two years, whichever is shortest) at the standard charge, and to dine periodically at the high table.

Awards to applicants not already reading for a higher degree at Oxford will be conditional on their being accepted to do so by the relevant faculty board of the University.

Awards to applicants currently reading for a higher degree at Oxford will be conditional on permission being granted by their present college for migration to St Hugh's.

Further particulars of the scholarships and of the application procedure may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (e-mail: marie.mcallister@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk), who should receive applications by Friday, 21 February.


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Appointment of Personal Assistant to the Principal

Somerville College invites applications from suitably experienced and highly able candidates to provide confidential secretarial and administrative support to the Principal's varied college and external commitments. The post-holder will be professionally adept and highly co-ordinated to ensure that both the routine and complex functions of the Principal's office are dealt with efficiently. The successful applicant will be educated ideally to degree level, will possess excellent administrative/secretarial skills, and will be proficient in the use of IT including e-mail, database maintenance, and spreadsheets. Excellent interpersonal skills and a high standard of written and verbal communication are essential. Salary £17,697.68-- £18,757.65.


Appointment of Administrative Assistant to Fellows and Tutors

The college seeks to appoint an Administrative Assistant to provide secretarial and administrative support to the fellows. Applicants will have experience of working in an administrative or secretarial role, ideally gained within a college or university environment. Educated to A-level standard or equivalent applicants should be competent in word- processing, the use of e-mail, database maintenance, and spreadsheets. In addition they should have a high standard of verbal and written communication skills and the ability to produce work to a high standard of accuracy and timeliness, prioritising their workload and working unsupervised when necessary. Salary in the range £13,500--£14,500.


Appointment of Development Assistant

This is a newly created position to provide efficient and timely administrative support to the Development Director, ASM Secretary, and Database Manager. The scope of responsibilities will include database entry, assisting with organising events, diary management, mailings, and general clerical work. The nature of the work requires a meticulous approach and the ability to work under pressure to achieve deadlines. The ideal applicant will be competent in the use of IT and have at least one year's work experience gained, ideally, in a customer services or commercial environment. Salary in the range £13,500--£14,500.

The college offers excellent terms and conditions including pension, access to a private healthcare scheme, generous holiday entitlement, free lunches, and the opportunity to work within a friendly and interesting environment.

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)80619/31, e-mail: secretariat@somerville.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 28 February; interviews are likely to be held in the week beginning 17 March. (No agencies please.)

Somerville College is committed to achieving equal opportunities.


WORCESTER COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowship in English Literature (1500--1740)

Worcester College proposes, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, to award a Junior Research Fellowship in English Literature, tenable from 1 October 2003 for up to, but not more than, three years. It is expected that candidates will not normally be older than thirty. The college is an equal opportunities employer, and consideration will be given to applications submitted by candidates who can demonstrate that the application of this age-limit would be inappropriate in their circumstances.

The JRF will be required to teach English Literature from 1500 to 1740 for papers 4 and 5 of Course 1 of the Final Honour School of English Language and Literature, and the Shakespeare paper, together with relevant papers in Classics and English Moderations. There may be an opportunity to teach for optional papers. The post-holder will also play a prominent part in teaching undergraduates reading for joint degrees with English, and will be required to help with the entrance procedure (marking and interviewing).

The stipend is £8,623--£10,562, plus allowances.

Application forms and further particulars, including details of the allowances, may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB (e-mail: jane.gover@worc.ox.ac.uk), or from the Web pages at http://www.worc.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Friday, 14 March.


MAISON FRANÇAISE D'OXFORD

Appointment of Bursar

A Bursar is urgently required by the Maison Française d'Oxford, a French cultural and research centre associated with the University of Oxford.

Candidates should be bilingual and well-organised with a knowledge of French accounting procedures as well as competence in the fields of administration and personnel.

The Maison Française provides a dynamic bilingual working environment as well as generous working conditions (thirty-five hours per week, ten weeks' holiday per annum).

For more information, telephone Oxford (2)74222. Applications should be sent as soon as possible to the Director, Maison Française d'Oxford, Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Harper-Wood Studentship for English Poetry and Literature

St John's College, Cambridge, 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 2003.

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 £8,000. 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 31 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.

Diary

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


Friday 14 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard, Programme 2' (first workshop), 9.30 a.m., and `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR J. DAVIES: `Necessary in-betweens: auxiliary workers in the medical hierarchy' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Website building blocks II: Dreamweaver', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET and THE REALM QUARTET perform Haydn, op. 20, no. 2, and Mendelssohn's Octet, op. 20, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The art of ancient Egypt', 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.)

J. LEACH: seminar in series of departmental seminars, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER: `Critics of Parliament: Royalist and Leveller responses' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR BOB WORCESTER: `Politics and public opinion' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.


Saturday 15 February

ORGAN RECITAL: Matthew Burt, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 16 February

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in action: messiness (Hymn 66: "Forgive our sins as we forgive")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

KEBLE COLLEGE ORCHESTRA and KEBLE COLLEGE CHAMBER CHOIR perform the overture to The Magic Flute, Five Mystical Songs by Vaughan Williams, and Duruflé's Requiem, the chapel, Keble, 8.30 p.m.


Monday 17 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Pre- retirement programme', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR B. HAUSER-SCHAUBLIN: `Experiencing the body in the context of reproductive technologies' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Reproductive technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Multimedia applications on Linux' , and `The Web of Science—not only for scientists', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. WORBOYS: `Leprosy, germs, and contagion in the British Empire, 1860–1900' (seminar series: `Ridding the Empire of leprosy: a grand undertaking and its legacy'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. LILLA: `The stillborn God' (Carlyle Lectures: `Modern political theology: its nature and significance'), Schools, 5 p.m.

LORD WAKEHAM and LORD CARTER: `The handling of parliamentary business' (seminar series: `Labour's undetected constitutional changes'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

GARY HART: `In search of national security in the twenty-first century' (public lecture), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.


Tuesday 18 February

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass', 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.)

GLYN T. DAVIES, CHARLES WHEELER, and PROFESSOR HENRY SHUE: `Is American unilateralism out of control?' (seminar series: `Interests, identities, and interventions'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

CLAIRE HARMAN: `An open and shut case: biographical archives' (lecture series: `Biographers at work'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR M. BEARD: `Knowledge in the twenty-first century: classics' (Edmund Croston Lectures), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. DEACON: `Justifying conditionality? Welfare reform in the UK and the US' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

G. ADAMS: `Shinryou naika—psychosomatic medicine or "caring for the heart" in Japan' (Medical Anthropology Research Seminars: `Complementary and alternative medicines: anthropological perspectives'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 5 p.m.

DR D. ROOKE: `Sex and death, or the death of sex: the case of Jephthah's daughter (Judges 11:29–40)' (public lecture series: `Life at the limits: reflections on religion and death'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

R. COWGILL: ` "Such scientific and profound harmonies": the Italian opera orchestra and early performances of Mozart's Don Giovanni in London' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m. (open to the public).

BARRY COX (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `Towards 2014: getting to the market' (News International Broadcast Media Lectures: ` "It's TV, Jim, but not as we know it"—British television in the digital era'), Green College, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR K. HOPKINS: `How to be a Roman emperor—an autobiography' (Wolfson College Lectures: `History and fiction: celebrating the centenary of Sir Ronald Syme (1903–89)'), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

DAVID CONSTANTINE introduces `Two Queen's College poets: Drummond Allison and Sidney Keyes', Memorial Room, Queen's, 6 p.m. (John Heath-Stubbs will be present). (Open to the public.)

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Essential Web publishing skills', OUCS, 6–9 p.m.

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA performs Brandenburg Concertos nos. 2–5, Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (tickets from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or book online at www.oxfordphil.com).


Wednesday 19 February

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Oxford's institutional repository—what Eprints can do for you' (with Frances Boyle and Michael Fraser), OUCS, 1–1.45 p.m.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Lacquer', 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.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Descriptive statistics for research—confidence intervals', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR ERNST VAN DE WETERING: `Rembrandt's oeuvre: reduction and expansion' (Slade Lectures: `Reconstructing Rembrandt—questions and answers in recent research'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR M. LILLA: `The sentimental God: Hobbes to Rousseau' (Carlyle Lectures: `Modern political theology: its nature and significance'), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. VAN BRUAENE: `Protracted refugee situations of the Sahrawi and Tibetans: tentative comparisons and lessons learned' (Seminars in Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

SUSAN CONWAY: `Silken threads: lacquer thrones' (Oxford Asian Textile Group meeting), Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 6 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

THE REVD BRIAN MOUNTFORD: `Truth and imagination' (discussion series: `In search of God'), University Church (Radcliffe Square entrance), 7 p.m.

DR D. KAHN-PAYCHA: `Jewish identity and narrative identity' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

NICOLE GORE and ARTHUR MILLER: reading of Tropismes (Nathalie Sarraute), Maison Française, 8.30 p.m.


Thursday 20 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Time management—for those who manage their own time', 9.30 a.m., and `Dealing with harassment' (day 1), 2 p.m. (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `CV starter (Word 2000)', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m., and Unix Systems Administration Seminar, 12.45–1.45 p.m.

DR M. KLEIN: `Sacralising childbirth in the Jewish community' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender and religions: sacralising time and space'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

DR G. HAYWARD: `Cultural historical activity theory' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: Research Seminars), Littlegate House, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. SUBRAHMANYAM (Professor of Indian History and Culture): `On the window that was India: the place of South Asia in early modern world history' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR V. BOGDANOR: `The parties and the constitution' (seminar series: `British political history in the twentieth century'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

DR P. PULZER: `Why is there no right-wing populism in Germany and so much in Austria?' (West European Seminar: `Populism, the extreme right, and the crisis of representation in Western Europe'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR M. HOELZ: `Sustainable development—a business issue' (Linacre Lectures: `Designing successful environmental policies'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.


Friday 21 February

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

DR L. GASK: `The psychiatrist: cultural perceptions and self-perceptions' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Creating and using digital images', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Arts of Japan', 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.)

S. HARRISON: `Cultural differences as denied resemblance: reconsidering nationalism and ethnicity' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Departmental Seminar), ISCA, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER: `The Free State proclaimed' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR ANDREW TURNBULL: `Public service reform' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

A. SMITH: `Making sense of the European Commission' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR R. WASHINGTON: `African rains and oceans–atmosphere interaction?' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College, 5.30 p.m.


Saturday 22 February

MAISON FRANÇAISE: `Bourdieu/Durkheim/Law' (Durkheimian Study Day), Maison Française, 11 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. CARRUTHERS: `Learning to read the hard way (Peter of Celle, On Affliction and Reading)' (Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature meeting), Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol, 5 p.m. (open to all members of the University).

ORGAN RECITAL: Peter Barley, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 23 February

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in action: political agency (Hymn 44: "Hail to the Lord's Anointed")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.