Oxford University Gazette: 13 March 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4653: 13 March 2003

The following supplement was published with this Gazette:

  • Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) and Oxford

See details at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/ltg/vle

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

Gazette publication arrangements

The remaining Gazettes of this term will be published on 20 and 27 March. Publication for Trinity Term will begin on 24 April.

Because of difficulties caused by the date of Easter, all copy for the 24 April Gazette is to be received by 12 noon on Thursday, 10 April.

University Acts

GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Change in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following change in regulations, to come into effect on 28 March.

Committee for the Council Departments

In Part 3 of Council Regulations 15 of 2002, concerning Committees reporting directly to Council or one of its Main Committees (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, p. 233), insert new regulations 3.34--3.36 as follows and renumber existing regulations 3.34--3.102 (pp. 234--40, as renumbered by the changes published on 31 October 2002, p. 352) as regulations 3.37--3.105:

`Committee for the Council Departments

3.34. The Committee for the Council Departments shall consist of:

(1) a chairman who shall be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) the Assessor;

(3) the immediately previous Assessor;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by the General Purposes Committee of Couoncil from among the members of Council. 3.35. The committee shall have power to co-opt one additional member for such periods as it sees fit.

3.36. The committee shall:

(1) allocate funding to the departments within the Council Departments sector (the departments falling within that sector to be such as are agreed by the General Purposes Committee of Council), and satisfy itself that effective use is being made of these resources;

(2) bid for resources as part of the annual budget exercise (justifying any proposed increase, but on the understanding that such increases will be treated as part of the sector's block grant and therefore for disbursement as the committee considers appropriate).'

[This change provides formal legislation for the Committee for the Council Departments in the light of its increased budgetary responsibilities.]


CONGREGATION 11 March

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Legislative Proposal

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Legislative Proposal concerning the Griffith Institute approved.

2 Declaration of approval of change in Congregation Regulations: Religious Services and Sermons

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the change in Congregation Regulations concerning Religious Services and Sermons approved.

3 Presentation of the Annual Review of the University

The Annual Review of the University for 2001–2 (Supplement *2 to Gazette Vol. 133, January 2003) was presented.


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Bobbett, S.M., University Offices Briggs, L., University Offices Cattermole, C.D., University Offices Deuss, A.F., University Gorji, M., MA, M.Phil., Wadham Henderson, V., Wadham Macaulay, V.M., Faculty of Clinical Medicine Mott, R.F., Faculty of Clinical Medicine Smith, M., University Offices Tomlinson, I.P.M., BM, B.Ch., MA, D.Phil., University Udalova, I., Faculty of Clinical Medicine Zizzo, D.J., M.Phil., D.Phil., Christ Church


BOARDS OF FACULTIES AND CONTINUING EDUCATION BOARD

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

University Agenda

CONVOCATION 17 March 10 a.m.

Election of Chancellor

It is intended that the announcement of the result of the election to the Chancellorship should be a made at the resumed meeting of Convocation which will be held in Convocation House at 10 a.m. on Monday, 17 March. Gowns should be worn at this meeting. (If the announcement has to be postponed, for example because of the large number of votes cast and the need to make several transfers of votes from eliminated candidates, further information will be carried on the University's Web site at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/convoc.shtml.)

Following the announcement in Convocation, there will be a public announcement of the result outside the Wren Door of the Divinity School.


CONGREGATION 19 March 12 noon

Admission of Proctors and Assessor

A Congregation will be held on Wednesday, 19 March, in Convocation House for the purpose of admitting to office professor DAVID ANTHONY HILLS, MA, D.SC. (PH.D. CNAA), Fellow of Lincoln College, and IAN WALLACE ARCHER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Keble College, as Proctors for the ensuing year, and THOMAS CLARIDGE BUCHANAN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Kellogg College, as Assessor for the ensuing year.

Notices

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD STAFF PENSION SCHEME

Report and accounts for the year ended 31 July 2002

The Report and Accounts of the Scheme for the year ended 31 July 2002 have now been published. Copies may be obtained on application to the Secretary of the Trustees at the University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70152).


INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY POLICY

Distribution of net revenue

In regulations 7 (4) and 7 (5) of the Regulations for the Administration of the University's Intellectual Property Policy (Council Regulations 7 of 2002, Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4625, 5 June 2002, p. 1286) the percentages of total net revenue distributed to the researcher or researchers in the lowest bands (i.e. total net revenue of up to £50K in cases in which responsibility for the exploitation of the intellectual property is given to a research council, industrial collaborator, or sponsor, and of up to £72K in cases in which responsibility is given to Isis Innovation Limited) are marked by an asterisk to indicate that, under regulation 7 (7), they are subject to adjustment when the rates of National Insurance Contribution are varied. Following such a variation with effect from 6 April 2003, the current 90 per cent and 63 per cent respectively will be adjusted to 87.5 per cent and 61.25 per cent for distributions after that date (with corresponding increases in the percentages allocated to the General Revenue Account in order to continue to fund the employer's National Insurance Contribution payable by the University).


COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARDS

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

                                        Appointed by

Margaret Ogilvie's Professorship
  of Ophthalmology

The Principal of Jesus                   Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Principal of Linacre                 ex officio
Professor S. Lightman                    Council
Dr P. Firth                              Council
Professor J.I. Bell                      Medical Sciences Board
Professor A. Monaco                      Medical Sciences Board
Professor A.J. Parker                    Medical Sciences Board
Professor A. Bird                        Medical Sciences Board
Dr J. Morris                             ORHT
Professor G. Stores                      Linacre College

Rupert Murdoch Professorship of
  Language and Communication

The Principal of Linacre                 Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
(Chairman)
The Provost of Worcester                 ex officio
The President of Magdalen                Council
Ms J. Reed                               Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                         Humanities Board
Professor M.R. Godden               English Language and Literature Board
Dr R. Ballaster                     English Language and Literature Board
Professor A. Bell                   English Language and Literature Board
Dr D. Bradshaw                           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).


RULES COMMITTEE

Rules Committee Regulations

In accordance with Statute XI (Part A, section 4) and Council Regulations 42 of 2002, the Rules Committee has reviewed its regulations for the conduct of student members of the University and has agreed that the following regulations shall be in force for a year beginning on 1 October 2003. The significant changes to current regulations are in section 1.2 (clarification of permission for student clubs to use the University's name/arms), section 1.8 (clarification of requirement for student clubs to keep membership registers), section 1.9 (additional requirements for sports clubs to keep membership registers and to notify the Proctors about disbandonment, arrangements for the appointment of Senior Members of sports clubs, reduction in the time allowed for sports clubs to produce accounts, and an increase in the annual turnover figure triggering an external audit).


REGULATIONS OF THE RULES COMMITTEE AS AT 1 OCTOBER 2003

Clubs, Societies, and Publications

1.1. Student members of the University who form a club or society, or an organisation for whatever purpose (including one for the publication of a journal, newspaper, or magazine), and who wish to use the name and/or Arms of the University in its title (or in the title of a journal, newspaper, or magazine), shall:

(1) register with the Proctors;

(2) obtain the consent of the Vice-Chancellor; and

(3) sign the University's standard form of trademark licence.

1.2. The Vice-Chancellor will not consider applications for the use of the name and/or Arms of the University until the club, society, or organisation has been registered with the Proctors for two consecutive terms, and consent may be withdrawn as he or she thinks fit. Any consent granted by the Vice-Chancellor shall be withheld or withdrawn if the registration of the club, society, or organisation concerned lapses or is withdrawn or withheld by the Proctors.

1.3. A club, society, or organisation which does not wish to use the name of the University in its title may also register with the Proctors if it conforms with regulations 1.8--1.10 below.

1.4. The Proctors may not unreasonably withhold or withdraw registration.

1.5. (1) Failure to comply with these regulations may result in the club, society, or organisation being deregistered and/or fined an amount not exceeding £500 by the Proctors.

(2) These regulations shall also apply to any club, society, or organisation not currently registered with the Proctors but which has been so registered during any of the preceding three terms.

1.6. No member of the governing committee of a club, society, or organisation shall in organising an event or function, or otherwise, encourage or incite a breach of Statute XI or any regulation made under it.

1.7. (1) Each club, society, or organisation which registers with the Proctors shall be designated, as the Proctors see fit, to be:

(a) a non-sports club, society, or organisation (`non-sports club'); or

(b) a club, society, or organisation for sport (`sports club'); or

(c) an organisation for the publication of a journal, newspaper, or magazine, whether in hard copy or electronic format (`publication').

(2) Each such non-sports club and publication shall register with the Proctors through the Clerk to the Proctors, and each such sports club shall register with the Proctors through the Head of the Sports Department.

(3) In this regulation, `non-sports club', `sports club', and `publication' mean the members of the club, society, or organisation concerned.


Non-sports clubs

1.8. (1) Each non-sports club which registers with the Proctors shall:

(a) establish a constitution and deposit a copy of it with the Proctors;

(b) act in accordance with the constitution established under (a) above;

(c) advise the Proctors promptly of any changes in the constitution established under (a) above;

(d) notify to the Proctors not later than the end of the second week of every Full Term the programme of meetings and speakers which has been arranged for that term (e.g. by sending them a copy of its term-card);

(e) appoint a president (or similar principal officer) who shall be a student member or a member of one of the other institutions listed in (l) below attending the institution for the purpose of undertaking a course of study (subject in the latter case to the member's signing, on election to office, an undertaking to abide by the provisions of these regulations and to accept the authority of the Proctors on club matters);

(f) appoint a secretary who shall be a student member or a member of one of the other institutions listed in (l) below attending the institution for the purpose of undertaking a course of study (subject in the latter case to a member's signing, on election to office, an undertaking to abide by the provisions of these regulations and to accept the authority of the Proctors on club matters) and who shall keep a proper record of its activities;

(g) appoint a treasurer who shall be a student member or a member of one of the other institutions listed in (l) below attending the institution for the purpose of undertaking a course of study (subject in the latter case to the member's signing, on election to office, an undertaking to abide by the provisions of these regulations and to accept the authority of the Proctors on club matters) and who shall keep a proper record of its financial transactions which shall be available for inspection at the request of the Senior Member appointed under (i) below or the Proctors; and shall forward to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each Full Term a copy of the accounts for the preceding term signed by the Senior Member for retention on the Proctors' files;

(h) not appoint several individuals jointly to hold any of the offices specified in (e), (f), and (g) nor allow any individual to hold more than one of these offices at a time;

(i) appoint a member of Congregation as Senior Member who shall, by virtue of holding that office, be a member of the non-sports club's committee;

(j) notify to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each Full Term the names of the members of its committee;

(k) notify the Proctors immediately of any changes in holders of the offices specified in (e), (f), and (g);

(l) admit to membership only members of the University, those whose names are on the Register of Visiting Students, and, at the discretion of its committee, members of Ruskin College, of Plater College, of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, and of the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, and members of the Westminster Institute of Oxford Brookes University who are registered to read for degrees or other qualifications validated by the University of Oxford;

(m) admit to membership, if it so wishes, other persons not being members of the University, or one of the institutions listed in (l) above, on condition that non-university members shall not constitute more than one-fifth of the total membership;

(n) if having a turnover in excess of £15,000 in the preceding year, or if owing to a change in the nature or scale of its activities confidently expecting to have such a turnover in the current year, submit its accounts for audit by auditors approved in advance by the Proctors; accounts shall be ready for audit within four months of the end of its financial year and the costs of the audit shall be borne by the non-sports club; if requested by the auditors the non-sports club shall submit accounts and related material as a basis for a review of accounting procedures, the cost likewise to be borne by the non-sports club;

(o) maintain a register of members as specified by the club's constitution who shall elect or appoint the officers (including those specified in (e), (f), and (g)) and who shall have ultimate responsibility for the activities of the non-sports club; this register must be made available for inspection by the Proctors on request;

(p) notify the Proctors if the non-sports club ceases to operate or is to be disbanded, and at the same time submit a final statement of accounts.

(2) Each officer of a non-sports club must, on relinquishing his or her appointment, promptly hand to his or her successor in office (or to another member of the club nominated by its committee) all official documents and records belonging to the club, together with (on request from the club's committee) any other property of the club which may be in his or her possession, and must complete any requirements to transfer authority relating to control of the club's bank account, building society account, or other financial affairs.

(3) In exceptional circumstances, at the request of a non-sports club, the Proctors shall have discretion to dispense from any of the requirements in (e)- -(j) and (l)--(n) of paragraph (1) above, subject to such terms and conditions as they may from time to time see fit to impose.


Sports clubs

1.9. (1) Each sports club which registers with the Proctors shall:

(a) establish a constitution and deposit a copy of it with the Director of Sport; this constitution must include provisions approved by the Proctors on advice from the Area Safety Officer (Sport) relating to safety and insurance matters and must provide for the sports club to appoint a president (or similar principal officer), a secretary, and a treasurer as required by regulation 1.8 (1) (e), (f), (g), and ( h) above; must provide for the club to admit members as in regulation 1.8 (1) (l) and (m) above; must maintain a register of members as specified by the club's constitution; must notify the Proctors, through the Director of Sport, if the club ceases to operate or is to be disbanded, and at the same time submit a final statement of accounts; and must provide for the club to be run by a committee on which members of the University, both student and other, are in a majority;

(b) act in accordance with the constitution established under (a) above;

(c) advise the Proctors promptly, through the Director of Sport, of any changes in the constitution established under (a) above;

(d) be designated or redesignated by the Proctors, as they see fit after consulting the Sports Strategy Committee, to be a `foundation sport', `development sport', `established sport', or `recognised sport';

(e) appoint to its committee a Senior Member (who shall be a person who is a member of Congregation) through whom the club is accountable to the Proctors; in exceptional circumstances (e.g. if no suitable member of Congregation can be found), a recognised sports club may request that the Director of Sport be appointed as its Senior Member ex officio.

(f) unless designated by the Proctors to be a `recognised sport' in accordance with (d) above, present to the Proctors, through the Director of Sport, annual accounts together with a copy of the club's current constitution and list of officers (such accounts to be submitted not later than one month after the end of the financial year to which they relate), subject to the following conditions:

(i) during the first year of registration, a club may be required by the Proctors to submit termly accounts;

(ii) if having a turnover in excess of £40,000 in the preceding year, or if owing to a change in the nature or scale of its activities confidently expecting to have such a turnover in the current year, a sports club must submit its accounts for audit by auditors approved in advance by the Proctors;

(iii) accounts shall be ready for audit within one month of the end of its financial year and the costs of the audit shall be borne by the sports club; if requested by the auditors, the sports club shall submit accounts and related material as the basis for a review of accounting procedures, the costs likewise to be borne by the sports club;

(g) ensure that all paid and unpaid club administrative and coaching appointments are ratified by the Sports Strategy Committee and that all coaches are accredited where appropriate by the relevant national governing body.

(2) Each officer of a sports club must, on relinquishing his or her appointment, promptly hand to his or her successor in office (or to another member of the club nominated by its committee) all official documents and records belonging to the club, together with (on request from the club's committee) any other property of the club which may be in his or her possession, and must complete any requirements to transfer authority relating to control of the club's bank account, building society account, or any other financial affairs.

(3) Any registered sports club may apply to the Proctors, through the Sports Strategy Committee, for permission to co-operate in the establishment of a federal structure or representative team.

(4) There shall be only one registered club for each sport, with the possibility of the club being federal in nature.

(5) In exceptional circumstances, at the request of a sports club submitted through the Director of Sport, the Proctors shall have discretion to dispense from the requirements of any of (a)-(g) of paragraph (1) above, subject to such terms and conditions as they may from time to time see fit to impose.


Publications

1.10. (1) A publication which registers with the Proctors shall:

(a) notify to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each Full Term the names of its editor or editors and the names of any other persons who have agreed to assume financial responsibility, and shall promptly notify to the Proctors any changes in its editor or editors;

(b) appoint a member of Congregation as its Senior Member who shall be kept informed of the activities of the publication;

(c) keep a proper record of its financial transactions which shall be available for inspection at the request of the Senior Member or the Proctors; and forward to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each Full Term a copy of the accounts for the preceding term signed by the Senior Member for retention on the Proctors' files;

(d) inform the Proctors when publication ceases and in doing so present a financial statement; and

(e) in the event of having a turnover in excess of £15,000 in the preceding year, or if owing to a change in the nature or scale of its activities confidently expecting to have such a turnover in the current year, shall submit its accounts for audit by auditors approved in advance by the Proctors; accounts shall be ready for audit within four months of the end of the financial year of the publication; if requested by the auditors, the publication shall submit accounts and related materials as a basis for accounting procedures, the cost likewise to be borne by the publication.

(2) In exceptional circumstances, at the request of a publication, the Proctors shall have discretion to dispense from the requirements of (b) and (c) of paragraph (1) above, subject to such terms and conditions as they may from time to time see fit to impose.


Part 2

Motor Vehicles

2.1. No student member shall park a motor vehicle on any land of the University without the express permission of the person or body which has charge of that land.

2.2. A motor vehicle parked without such permission may be wheel-clamped or towed away, and a penalty charge may be incurred.


Part 3

Defacement of Property and unauthorised advertisements

3.1. No student member shall intentionally or recklessly and without lawful authority, within six miles of Carfax:

(1) deface any building, wall, fence, or other structure by inscribing on it any writing or posting on or attaching to it any bill;

(2) display any advertising material in a public place.


Part 4

Behaviour after Examinations

4.1. (1) No student member, other than a candidate presenting himself or herself for examination, shall, at any time between the hours of 12.15 and 1 p.m. or 5.15 and 6 p.m., or between fifteen minutes before and thirty minutes after the scheduled time for the completion of a Public Examination of the University for ten or more candidates, in the company of one or more other persons either:

(a) gather without the prior permission of the Proctors in a public thoroughfare within 300 metres of any place where such an examination is being, or has just been, held; or

(b) having gathered in a public thoroughfare within one mile of any such place, fail to disperse after having been requested to do so by one or more of the Proctors, the Marshal, or their constables.

(2) For the purpose of this regulation, persons shall be regarded as having gathered if they assemble, or form part of an assembly, in such a way as to cause, or to be likely to cause, obstruction of a public thoroughfare.

4.2. (1) No student member shall, in any place or thoroughfare to which members of the general public have access within six miles of Carfax, throw, pour, apply, or use any thing or substance in a way which is intended, or is likely, to cause injury to any person, or damage to, or defacement or destruction of, any property.

(2) No student member shall be in possession of any thing or substance with intention to commit an offence under paragraph (1) above.


Part 5

Overseas Activities

5.1. (1) No student member shall participate in any sports tours which involve overseas travel during Full Term or the Thursday and Friday immediately preceding Full Term without the prior permission of:

(a) the Senior Tutor of that member's college, society, Permanent Private Hall, or other designated institution; and

(b) the Proctors.

(2) The written permission of the Senior Tutor shall accompany any request to the Proctors.

5.2. No student member shall participate in any activity overseas organised by a club, society, or organisation registered with the Proctors, whether during term-time or vacation, unless the plans for that activity have been notified at least one calendar month in advance of the date of departure from the United Kingdom to (in the case of sports clubs) the Director of Sport or (in the case of non-sports clubs and publications) the University Marshal.

5.3. Each student member participating in such activities overseas shall observe any conditions imposed by the Proctors on the recommendation as the case may be of the Director of Sport or the University Marshal, e.g. relating to the deposit of contact addresses, fulfilment of health, safety, and insurance requirements, and stipulation of coaches, trainers, or Senior Members to accompany the trip.


Part 6

Rowing on the River

6.1. No student member (other than a student member currently in residence at All Souls College, Kellogg College, Linacre College, Nuffield College, St Antony's College, St Cross College, Templeton College, or Wolfson College) shall participate in rowing on the river between the hours of 8.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Monday to Friday inclusive during Full Term without the prior permission of the Proctors.

6.2. No student member shall knowingly breach any regulation or instruction made by or on the authority of the Director of Sport or the Area Safety Officer (Sport), by Oxford University Rowing Clubs with the consent of the Proctors, or by a responsible external body such as the National Rivers Authority, relating to safety on the river.

6.3. The organisers of any rowing competition for any college, society, Permanent Private Hall, or other designated institution (or between a number of such foundations) which is to be held within six miles of Carfax shall submit to the Proctors not less than twenty-one days before the date of the proposed competition an Event Plan and Risk Assessment, and shall observe such conditions relating to the running of the competition as may be specified by the Proctors (who shall take advice from the University Marshal and the Area Safety Officer (Sport)).


IT IN TEACHING AND LEARNING AWARDS 2003

Have you created a digital resource, study aid, or teaching Web site? Or do you know someone who has? The Oxford IT in Teaching and Learning Awards competition, run jointly by OxTALENT and the Learning Technologies Group, is open to all University staff members and students (undergraduate and postgraduate). The nomination deadline is 30 April.

This year's competition will feature four categories, each with a prize of £150 (donated by OUCS) for the winning entry.

1. Science Projects

Entries are welcomed from Oxford University staff members for projects that support disciplines within the following Divisions: Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Life and Environmental Sciences, and Medical Sciences (as defined by the University's Academic Divisional Structure). These may be for teaching, research, or general resource purposes, and may include Web sites, learning objects, tutorials, or other digital projects available online or submitted on CD.


2. Humanities and Social Science Projects

Entries are welcomed from Oxford University staff members for projects that support disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions (as defined by the University's Academic Divisional Structure). These may be for teaching, research, or general resource purposes, and may include Web sites, learning objects, tutorials, or other digital projects available online or submitted on CD.


3. Non-disciplinary Projects

Entries are welcomed from Oxford University staff members for projects that do not fit into disciplinary categories, such as generic tools and databases with varied content. These may be for teaching, research, or general resource purposes, and may include Web sites, learning objects, tutorials, or other digital projects available online or submitted on CD.


4. Student Projects

This category is open only to undergraduate and graduate students. The projects must be designed to support study at Oxford in any academic subject or discipline taught at the University. These may be for revision, research or general resource purposes, and may include Web sites, learning objects, tutorials, or other digital projects available online or submitted on CD. Personal homepages are not eligible.

Preference will be given to innovative projects that were created by individuals or small collaborations without the aid of professional or dedicated web developers. However, entries from assisted projects are still welcome, and a special non-monetary award will be given to a project that falls in the following category:

Special award for the best project created with the assistance of professional or dedicated Web developers (non-monetary).

More information, including rules and guidelines, may be found at http://www.ox.ac.uk/it/groups/oxtalent/itawards/.

Lectures

MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures: Looking at how individual molecules go about their business

PROFESSOR STEVEN CHU, Department of Physics, Stanford University, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, commencing on Tuesday, 29 April.

Convener: J. Klein, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

29 Apr.: `Polymer dynamics with single molecules.'

1 May: `The coil–stretch transition: phase transitions and hysteresis.'

6 May: `Physically based measurements in biology.'

8 May: `Single molecule enzymology.'

13 May: `The study of more complex bio-molecular systems.'

15 May: `An atom interferometer measurement of the fine structure constant.'


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Nuffield Department of Surgery: Clinical Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the NDS Seminar Room, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

Anyone wishing to arrange to talk to the speaker should contact Ashok Handa (telephone: 21278).

D. CAPARELLI, Johns Hopkins Fellow
18 Mar.: `Novel approaches to ischaemic injury in cardiac surgery.'

I. LINDSEY, Locum Consultant Colorectal Surgeon
25 Mar.: `Sex, lies, and videotape: a new look at an old problem—sexual dysfunction after rectal excision.'

C. DARBY, Consultant Vascular and Transplant Surgeon
1 Apr.: `Xenografts in access surgery.'


TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT

ESRC seminar series: Transport investment and the economy

PROFESSOR A. MCKINNON, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 March, in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College.

Subject: `The effects of transport investment on logistical efficiency.'


ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Aung San Suu Kyi Lecture 2003

H.E. JUDGE RICHARD MAY will deliver the Aung San Suu Kyi Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 15 May, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `Upholding human rights through international trials.'


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Research Centre

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON, Professor of History, Princeton, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 23 April, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. The lecture forms part of the official opening of the St John's Research Centre and is open to all members of the University.

Subject: `The science of piracy: a crucial ingredient in eighteenth- century publishing.'

Grants and Research Funding

CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Social Sciences Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Law Board and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 28 March.

1 Board of the Faculty of Law

Research degrees in Law

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 852, after l. 19, insert:

`(iv) Students who have previously been registered for the M.St. in Legal Research or for the M.Phil. in Law, and have been granted leave to supplicate for either of these degrees, but have been referred on their application to transfer to D.Phil. status, may hold the status of Probationer Research Student, provided that the Faculty Board is satisfied that the student fulfils the conditions set out in Ch. VI, Sect. XXXII, s. 2, cl. 1. Probationer Research Student status in this instance may not be held for more than six terms beyond the date at which they first held the status of a student for the M.St. in Legal Research or the M.Phil. in Law.'

2 Ibid., delete from p. 852, l. 51 to p. 853, l. 27 inclusive, and substitute:

`(i) The Director of Graduate Studies shall appoint two assessors and shall report their appointment to the Board.

(ii) The assessors shall interview the candidate.

(iii) The assessors shall report in writing as to (a) the suitability of the candidate's subject for the kind of thesis in question and (b) the competence of the candidate to handle it at the required level; and, in accordance with their report, the assessors shall make a recommendation.

(iv) On the first submission for the Qualifying Test, the assessors may recommend (a) that the candidate be granted the transfer which has been applied for, or (b) that the candidate be permitted to resubmit either for Part A or Part B, or for both parts of the Qualifying Test; or (c), in the case of an application to transfer to the D.Phil. from a status other than that of the M.Litt. but subject to paragraph 2 (iii) above, that the candidate be permitted to advance only to the M.Litt.

(v) Unless for good cause shown the Director of Graduate Studies, after consultation with the supervisor, agrees to an extension of time, the assessors must lodge their report and recommendation with the Graduate Studies Office within one calendar month of the date on which the materials are sent out to them.

(vi) The Graduate Studies Office shall pass the report and recommendation to the Director of Graduate Studies, who has the authority of the Board to inform the candidate without further delay of the nature of the recommendation and to inform the supervisor of the contents of the report.

(vii) Where the assessors have recommended resubmission or transfer to the M. Litt., the candidate may resubmit at any time before the end of the sixth term from admission. On resubmission, the assessors may recommend (a) that the candidate be granted the transfer requested; (b) that the candidate be refused permission to transfer or (c) in the case of an application to transfer to the D. Phil. from a status other than that of the M.Litt. but subject to paragraph 2 (iii) above, that the candidate be permitted to advance only to the M.Litt. In the case of a Probationer Research Student the recommendation that the candidate be refused permission to transfer has the effect of permitting the candidate to request a retrospective registration for the M.St. in Legal Research under Chapter VI, Section XXXI, s. 3, 10 of the Examination Regulations.

(viii) The Director of Graduate Studies shall place the report of the assessors before the meeting of the Graduate Studies Committee next following its receipt by the Graduate Studies Office.

(ix) Any resubmission must be made through the Graduate Studies Office within the time limit specified in paragraph 3 (v) and (vi) above.'


2 Continuing Education Board

(a) Foundation Certificate in Modern History

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 965, delete ll. 23–9 and substitute:

`(a) Two papers in British History, 1485–1603 and 1900–79.'


(b) Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in the History of Art

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 950, after l. 11 insert:

`Advanced Diploma in the History of Art

1. Course

(a) The course will consist of lectures, classes, seminars and tutorials in the History of Art. The course, which is available on a part-time basis only, will normally be taken over a period of two, and no more than five, years.

(b) The subjects of the course of study will be taught in two one-year modules, entitled:

1 Art and Architecture from 1900 to 1945
2 Art and Architecture since 1945

One module will be offered each year. Students must complete Module 1 before proceeding to Module 2.

2. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) Attendance at the taught courses and at study visits;

(b) Ten assignments, each of 2,000 words in length, based on the taught courses;

(c) One long assignment of up to 5,000 words (including appendices);

(d) A dissertation of up to 10,000 words (including appendices) on a topic agreed by the Board of Studies.

Assignments under 2 (b)–2 (c) and the dissertation under (d) will be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates.

3. Candidates may be required to attend a viva voce examination at the end of the course of studies.

4. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Advanced Diploma.

5. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 2 (b)–2 (c), or the dissertation under 2 (d), or both, may be permitted to re-submit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.'

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

St Anne's College

MRS JULIA MARY EDGE (née Preston), 19 December 2002; member of the St Anne's Society 1943–6.


St Hilda's College

JEAN GORDON CASSELL, MA, DIP.ED., 3 January 2003; commoner 1944–7 and 1949. Aged 75.

ERICA CHRISTIAN MACKAY PICKARD (née Purves), January 2003; commoner 1938–9. Aged 83.


MEMORIAL SERVICE

St Hugh's College

A Memorial Service for PAMELA OLIVE ELIZABETH GRADON, MA (PH.D.), will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 10 May, in the chapel, St Hugh's College.

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Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum

Pastoralists: the third study day in aid of The Kenneth Kirkwood Memorial Fund, Rhodes House, South Parks Road. Sat., 15 Mar., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Study fee to include lunch £15 (concessions £12.50). Further details: Shahin Bekhradnia 01608 677537, e-mail: shahinbekhradnia@hotmail.com. Kindly sponsored by Blackwells Bookshop.


Concerts

Oxford Chamber Music Society concert in Holywell, Sun., 16 Mar., 2.45 p.m. Maggini String Quartet with Garfield Jackson (viola) play Haydn's `Sunrise' Quartet op 76.4, Peter Maxwell Davies' new 'Naxos 1' Quartet (first Oxford performance) and Mozart's D Quintet K593. Tickets from Playhouse 01865 305305, ticketsoxford.com, some free to 8–22 year olds.

Oxford Harmonic Society: The Orchestra of Stowe Opera, Conductor: Robert Secret, perform Max Bruch Das Feuerkreuz (The Fiery Cross), based on Sir Walter Scott's narrative poem "The Lady of the Lake". Adagio on Celtic Themes, Polly Chilcott solo cello. Soloists: Ann Mackay, Soprano, Quentin Hayes, Baritone. Sat., 29 Mar., 7.30 p.m., The Town Hall, Oxford. Tickets £12 and £10. Concessions £10 and £8 available from Oxford Playhouse Box Office, tel. 01865 305305 (incl. credit card bookings by post) or on the door.


Lecture

Rediscovering Emmaus: Luke's Account and the Recent Results of Archaeology. Lecture by Carsten Peter Thiede in Wycliffe Hall Lecture Room, Fri., 14 March, 12 noon. All welcome.


Ashmolean Museum Voluntary Guides

The Ashmolean Education Service has a small number of vacancies for volunteers who are good communicators with a proven ability to master new material and convey it to people of all ages in an interesting and effective way. We are looking for enthusiastic people who enjoy working flexibly within a group and who can make a long-term commitment. We would require at least 2 half-days per week. Training begins in April. Please ring Kathie Booth Stevens, Clore Education Officer, 01865 288181 or e-mail: kathiebooth.stevens@ashmus.ox.ac.uk


Sponsored Walk

Sat., 5 April, 11 a.m. from Donnington Bridge to Abingdon along the river towpath in aid of the Steppin' Stone Centre. It is estimated that the duration of the walk will be 3 hrs. Lunch will be provided by Headington Baptist Church. Sponsorship Forms and reply envelopes can be obtained by phoning 01865 728545. The Steppin' Stone Centre is a Christian organisation whose mission is to help, in a totally non-discriminatory way, vulnerable people in need who experience poverty, homelessness, addiction, unemployment or isolation. The centre is funded by Oxford City Council, East Oxford Action and SEEDA, local churches, individuals and trusts. For more information please contact Ian Callaghan on 01865 728545 or e-mail: ian@theporch.fsbusiness.co.uk. Web site: www.theporch.org.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). 7 Mar.,: Mind your language–international English for the 21st Century, Alison Haills; 14 Mar.,: RAF Falcons Parachute Display team - this has been deferred until May.Instead John Wilson, international writer, and his partner Sion, will speak on `The Ministry of Wellbeing'. Subscriptions: £5 per term, members; £1.50 per meeting, visitors. For further information tel., Anita Seager on 01865 730574 (answerphone).


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 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.


Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research Spring seminar series: 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.


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.


Books Bought and Sold

For secondhand books in the humanities visit St Philip's Books, 82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA (under Elizabeth Restaurant, opposite Christ Church meadow). Over 9,000 books in the fields of theology, history, philosphy, topography, biography, art and literature. Open Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Tel.: 01865 202182. Web site: www.stphilipsbooks.co.uk. Large or small quantities of good quality books purchased for stock, especially academic and antiquarian theology and church history.


Periodicals Bought and Sold

Academic periodicals for sale, e.g. Speculum, Proceedings of the British Academy, etc. Also a long run of Oxford Medieval Texts (pub. OUP). Offers considered. Tel.: 01865 557039.

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

A 2-hour garden: small space design to include a summerhouse. Jeanne Bliss, landscape designer and lecturer. £30 for a 2-hour initial visit. Telephone for leaflet 01865 515379. E-mail: jeannebliss@yahoo.com `Fly Travel'–save time and money on travel! Flights, accommodation, car hire, travel insurance, tours etc. We offer an unrivalled personalised service–we even deliver your tickets to your door. Tel.: 01865 202038, e-mail: flytravel@btclick.com, 66 St Clements, Oxford.

Sylva Trees: local arboricultural company offering a complete tree management service. Fully insured, reliable with competitive rates. All waste fully recycled. Please phone Phillip on 01865 873945/07811 456999, Woodstock Road, Oxford.

Painting, carpentry, building and design: small and medium-sized projects undertaken, from shelving through kitchens to home extensions; decorating, internal and external; and planning applications. Free advice, quotations and references. Tel.: Ian 01865 30818, or 07773 712829.

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

Tuscany: owners of award-winning wine and cheese producing farm, Chianti, half-hour south of Florence seek au pair, male or female to reorganise library and other works, half-day, Easter break and/or Summer. E-mail: susagelpke@hotmail.com.

Sought, current or quondam employer's recommendation for housekeeper who is primarily honest and efficient, and who could spend several hours per week assisting with cleaning and suchlike domestic work. Contact details, pigeon-posted to Jason Leech, Wadham, very, very gratefully received.

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


Situations Vacant

Modern History Faculty, Senior Porter: Ancillary Grade TO3; £11,532–£14,328 p.a. 36.5 hrs per week (shift system). We are looking for a reliable, organised and friendly person to fill the post of Senior Porter. The successful applicant will oversee the daily operations carried out by the other members of the team (porter and cleaning staff). Duties include security of the building, safety issues, liaising with other departments concerning building matters, simple maintenance tasks, dealing with visitors, preparing lecture rooms and setting up equipment, sorting mail, providing refreshments to staff and students. Hours of work are on a shift system. First week mornings (this incl. Saturdays), second week afternoons, throughout the year. The post has 34 days holiday, plus the opportunity to join the pension scheme. Further particulars are available from Susan Ling (tel.: 01865 277255 or e-mail: susan.ling@history.ox.ac.uk). Please send a C.V. and details of 2 referees to Susan Ling, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD by Fri., 28 Mar. Interviews will beheld on Fri., 4 Apr.

The Examination Schools: Temporary Room and Office 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. Office assistants will be required to deal with all aspects of office administration. 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 Examination Schools: Invigilators. We are looking 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.


Summer Let

Large North Oxford home available for up to 4 weeks, July/Aug. Dates flexible. Sleeps 8/9; 5 bedrooms. Convenient and attractive position 1 mile from city centre. Reasonable rates. Please contact by e-mail: MBos120640@aol.com


Houses to Let

Summertown (near St Edward's School): for rent large comfortable 3-bedroom semi-detached house with garden. Easy access to the city and colleges. Available 9 July–31 Aug. (7 weeks approx.). Rent £1,700 for the period plus phone and utilities. For careful and caring tenants. Non-smokers please. Deposit and references required. E-mail: illustrator@korkypual.com. Phone 01865 516556.

Elegant period home on Woodstock Road: substantial accommodation extending to 3 double bedrooms and 3 bathrooms; fully equipped kitchen/study room, drawing room, and dining conservatory. The propery is decorated to a high standard with exceptional works of art in keeping with the period and atmosphere of the house. Ample parking for 3 cars. Private landscaped west-facing rear garden. Rent (incl. of council tax, utilities and a regular cleaner), £3,000 p.c.m. 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 www.finders.co.uk.

Temple Cowley: newly renovated Victorian house to let, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, completely refurbished throughout, quiet location. £775 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 711415.

Osney Island: quiet 4-bedroom house of character, 2 bathrooms, central heating, garden, short walk from train station, 10 minutes' walk to city centre, available for 11 months from beginning Sept. £1,200 p.c.m. plus bills. contact david.gellner@anthro.ox.ac.uk.

Recently renovated 4-storey town house in Grandpont, within 10 minutes' walk of city centre. Flexible, spacious accommodation comprises entrance hall, open-plan kitchen/living area, dining room, library, study, bedroom and 2 very large, well- equipped bathrooms (in all potential for 3 bedrooms). Large basement, currently used for storage. South-facing garden with pation. G.c.h. Available from 1 Aug.,–end of Michaelmas 2003. £950 p.c.m. Contact Riitta Heino, tel.: 01865 244745.

North Oxford –£950 p.c.m.: 3-bedroom furnished semi- detached house situated just over the Ring Road; East Oxford–£1,100 p.c.m.: attractive 3-bedroom cottage-style furnished house. Short term lets only. For further details call Victoria on 01865 244666. Lifestyle Lettings & Property Management, 205A Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

North Oxford furnished house available from 1 Sept. Charming, cosy, quiet, easy to maintain, fully furnished house in Jericho/north Oxford. Walk to university, train and coach stations, near best schools, parks, centrally heated, recently re-decorated, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Two bedrooms £1,225 p.m., 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (incl. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact: OXFORD: J.Mackrells (eves., or 7-8 a,m,), tel. 01865 775567, e-mail: mackrelj@btopenworld.com; CANADA: A. Gaston, tel. 001 (613) 745 1368, fax 001 (613) 745 0299, e-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Detached village house to let (furnished) available 14 Apr.,–1 Aug.; 2 receptions, large kitchen, 3 bedrooms plus study/bedroom. Garden and parking. Located Little Milton. £1,000 p.m. Contact 01844 278001 or e-mail: pasharp@brookes.ac.uk.

House to let: large semi in Aston Street, off Iffley Road. Five good- sized bedrooms; bathroom and shower room; large living room; kitchen with separate dining area; basement with 2 rooms. Long garden with patio area. Available mid-March. Would suit family or group of responsible sharers. £1,500 p.m. Please contact Ralph on 01865 310806 or 07767 610671.

Jack Straw's Lane: fully-equipped furnished house to let for 14 months from 6 July–Aug., '04, in quiet wooded neighbourhood in Headington. Near JR hospital and 15 minute cycle ride across Mesopotamia or easy bus ride to central Oxford. Four bedrooms, study, 2½ bathrooms (1 en suite), playroom, big living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, front and back gardens, garage, piano, well-stocked bookshelves. Exceptionally comfortable house in one of Oxford's most desirable neighbourhoods. £1,500 p.m., plus bills and council tax. Contact 01865 742826 (eves.) or e-mail: LNT@comlab.ox.ac.uk An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.


Flats to Let

Garden flat, The White House, Harrison's Lane, Woodstock: to let from 3 May. Furnished bedsitting room, separate kitchen with fridge, small freezer, electric cooker, fully equipped. Bathroom with shower and W.C. shared. Separate telephone if required. Use of washing machine by arrangement. Rent £275 p.m., incl. heating and hot water. Phone Prof. A.S. or Mrs Barbara Knowland, on 01993 811142.

St Clements short let: a spacious fully furnished and equipped 2- bedroom apartment on 2 floors, with a roof top patio. Excellent location within walking distance of the city centre. Available from March until the end of Sept., at only £895 p.m. 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.

Central Oxfore–near station: a modern 2-bedroom flat with parking. Top floor with good security. Fully furnished, suitable for a couple or 2 sharing. £860-£900 p.m. Please ring 01865 735406.

Beautiful furnished first-floor apartment in secluded courtyard to Abingdon Marina. Large lounge/dining room, balconies, views over Marina; 2 double bedrooms with fitted wardrobes; fully-fitted kitchen; bathroom; gas c.h.; garage, mooring on Marina with access to Thames. £750 p.c.m. Call to view 01256 397311 or e-mail: james.e.clucas@btinternet.com.

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, or e-mail: bededunlop@hotmail.com.


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 between £115–£180 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.


Accommodation Offered

St Margaret's Road, North Oxford: room in Victorian house available from early Apr. Would suit quiet female academic; bathroom and kitchen shared with one other (f). £350 p.c.m. Tel.: eve. 01865 554977.

North Oxford : airy, self-contained, furnished, loft conversion; bedsitting room, kitchen and bathroom. Own washing machine, c.h. Two phone lines, TV aerial socket, views over gardens. For non-smoking female. £125 p.w., incl. bills except phone. Call 01865 511499 eves., and weekends.

Of interest to a visiting academic? Large garden-facing room to let in Park Town house, first floor, own bathroom, breakfast available and kitchen facilities by arrangement at weekends. Non-smoking house. £400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 311811 (day), 01865 515636 (eves.) to arrange interview.

Short or long let. Independent male graduate wanted to share quiet house facing Port Meadow. Spacious room. Rent £55 p.w. incl. fuel. Tel.: 01865 515379, or e-mail: jeannebliss@yahoo.com.

Oxford B & B. A home from home. £55 double, £40 single. Tel.: 01865 770 501. E-mail: open@europe.com.

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

Visiting academic and family from University of Pittsburgh, USA, will be at Oxford University from 1 June–31 Aug. We are looking for a furnished 3-or4- bedroom house we could rent during that time. Please contact Lee Harrison at lharriso@edc.pitt.edu or tel.: 001 (412) 487 9516 (reverse charges).

Two bedroom accommodation sought for female visiting academic and family , arriving from Turkey on 27 Apr., for 2 months, until 22 June or thereabouts. Within walking distance, or a straightforward bus journey of Ashmolean Museum if at all possible. Please contact emma.dick@ashmus.ox.ac.uk, or phone 01865 (2)78076.

Self-contained modest accommodation sought central Oxford, 1 month within April/May period. Responsible academic couple. References supplied. Tel./Fax: (+33) 450 59 41 03. E-mail: druckerd@fr.inter.net.

Mature female, Fine Artist on part-time MA and employed within the University, seeks accommodation in Jericho, North Central or city preferred (would consider some domestic duties for a reduced rent). Tel.: 01865 552042.

Family accommodation sought for visiting academic: 2 adults and 3 children, for 3 months between Sept., and Dec. Please contact Ian.Stark@ed.ac.uk, tel.: 0131 228 4101.

Office space: retired law professor requires central Oxford light and bright office space (approx. 300 sq ft) for self and secretary a.s.a.p. Please call 01865 271460 or e-mail: roy.goode@law.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

Connemara Coast, Ireland, 100 yds from beach: family house, sleeps 10, available June, July, early Aug. Phone 01993 811142.

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

Corsica, Sardinia and Provence: we are a small family owned and run villa specialist offering excellent quality self-catering accommodation, and a selection of hotels in these 3 beautiful destinations. Excellent availability end of June and throughout the summer. Please see our Web site: www.voyagesilena.co.uk or tel.: 020 7924 4440.

Holiday house in Catalonia: well-appointed 4-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regencos (about 65 miles north-east of Barcelona, and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell; available July (1 week only), Aug., and Sept. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. The house, which sleeps 7, is on 2 floors, each of which forms a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom and lounge/dining area. The ground-floor has a large doube bedroom and a single, while the upper floor has a similar double bedroom and a twin-bedded room. Attractive room garden with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sun., and by private arrangement will cook delicious meals. Prices: £425 p.w., £800 per fortnight, £1,500 per 4 week period. Ring Dr Charles Mould 01451 860876 (fax: 01451 861691) or e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net for further particulars.

Unusually spacious Casa Colonica: exhilirating views over Assisi and mountains. spiritually revitalising; extensive gardens, elevation c. 2000 ft. Accommodation: 40 ft library/music room with Steinway grand; 2 double bedrooms; fully-equipped large kitchen; beautiful drawing-room and lounge. Car essential. From £400 p.w., deposit £100. Available June–Oct. Please ring Diana Eavis. Tel.: 00 39 075 813 793 or Clare Richardson 020 8991 1514, mobile 07768 891458, or e-mail: ctr@clarezone.co.uk.

Charming terrace house for short and long lets in conservation zone of unspoilt Southwold (Suffolk), seconds from the sea. Sleeps 4+. Marvellous area for walking, cycling (2 bicycles available), church-visiting, bird-watching and pub hopping. Tel.: 01865 513464 (eves.).

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly: Old Farm House, newly tiled roof, all mod cons and set in approx. 13½ acres farmland. Peaceful but within 200 yards of tarred road. Saint-Lo, Coutance approx. 20 kms, Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room, gas cooker, separate electric oven, microwave, large fridge with separate freezer, gas c.h.; bathroom with toilet; sitting room. First floor: music room, 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with toilet; gallery (suitable for office) which looks on to music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Would suit writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. Flexible lease. Rental to include heating, linen and crockery but excluding telephone and electricity. For further details please contact Alexander Kok on 00 33 2 33 45 52 16 or e-mail: akok2@wanadoo.fr.

French Pyrenees: 2 traditional stone houses, at 850 m with wonderful views (Chateau de Montsegur), ideal for walking and relaxing. All facilities included for £170–£250 depending on numbers. We are 1¼ hours from Carcassone. Please tel.: 00 335 6101 3046 for photographs and more information.

Bordeaux–Medoc: a modern villa with 5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 13. Quiet but only 3 minutes to shops, restaurants, facilities, and sandy lake beach; close to lake water-sports, Atlantic surfing coast, heathland for walking, and dedicated cycle tracks. One hour to airport, Arcachon and world's finest chateaux and vineyards. £750–£1,150 p.w. Tel.: 01865 (4)32302 (day) or eves., and weekends on 01865 202765, or e-mail: pbaxter@sarumuse.com.

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

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

Tuscany: family-owned wine estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese; offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodation 2 up to 12+. Secluded rural setting, half-hour central Florence. Contact: tel/fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, e-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it.

Deepest S.W. France: two spacious and beautifully converted farmhouse properties, each with pool and large gardens. Sleep 6 and 10 comfortably. Ring Marion on 01865 554122 or 00 33 5 63 24 08 78, or e-mail: marion@hidden-sw-france.com. Http://www.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

Savoie, France: by the beautiful Lac du Bourget, a 1982-built, 4- bedroom house with superb views of the lake and the Jura mountains, standing in 2,300 sq metres of lovely gardens. All modern conveniences. Double garage. Excellent condition. 320,000 Euros. Tel.: 00 33 479 52 29 51/Fax: 00 33 479 52 21 28, or e-mail: hancock@wanadoo.fr.

Comfortable end-of-terrace house in side street off Cowley Road. Close to shops, restaurants and city centre. Kitchen/dining room, living room, 4 bedrooms and bathroom. Recently installed g.c.h., hot water tank and shower. New cooker and washing machine/dryer. Small front garden and mature back garden. Let until end Sept., with rent income of £1,080 p.c.m. £250,000. Contact Riitta Heino, tel.: 01865 244745.

Ligurian Alps, Italy: magnificent hill location with rustic ruin for reconstruction in unspoilt hamlet, altitude 700 metres. Spectacular views all round; good hikes, sea or river bathing, in beautiful, unspoilt, olive-lined valley close to French border. Excellent restaurant and bar in village 200 metres below, which also has a small shop. One and half hours' drive from Nice, 40 minutes to beaches. 12,000 Euros. For photographs consult: http://realestate.escapeartist.com/P-16920/. Ring 01223 366155 for further details.


Boat for Sale

Viking 23 4-berth, low maintenance. Moored at Osney (use on canal or river). See www.timsharp.co.uk/boat or tel.: 01844 278001. £7,000 o.n.o.


For Sale

Wonderful William and Mary walnut gateleg table c. 1670s. Slight repair needed but sound, seats 6. £2,350 negotiable: Compact Mita photocopier, ideal for home office, charity, or small business. Unopened toner, fully working, service history. £250 negotiable. Further details 01865 204916 or e-mail: astartestar@yahoo.co.uk.

Victorian chairs for sale: balloon shape, button back, with arms, £750; low,'nursing' chair, button back, £650. Both mahogany, rust pink colour upholstery, both excellent condition, attractive carving. Serious enquiries only please to 01993 849648/07752 397866.

Appointments

MARGARET OGILVIE'S PROFESSORSHIP OF OPHTHALMOLOGY

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2003, or such later date as may be arranged. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally and internationally renowned research programme in ophthalmology and to offer a clinical subspecialty of ophthalmology at tertiary/regional/supra-regional level. The potential areas of interest could include transplantation immunology/stem-cell research; angiogenesis; molecular genetics and gene therapy; biomaterials and bioengineering; and epidemiology. This list does not, however, exclude those with other interests such as major clinical problems in eye disease, the biology of retinal disease and repair and neuro-ophthalmology. The professor must be medically qualified and an honorary NHS consultant contract will be negotiated with the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust.

A non-stipendiary fellowship at Linacre College is attached to the professorship.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70200). The closing date for applications is Monday, 5 May.


DIVISION OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY)

University Lecturership in Pharmacology

In association with St Cross College

Applications are invited for a University Lecturership in Pharmacology. The successful candidate will be expected to have, or have begun to establish, a competitive research programme and to have carried out advanced research in the area of Chemical Pharmacology. In addition the candidate will be required to teach undergraduates and to contribute to the teaching of an M.Sc. course in Pharmacology including Chemical Pharmacology. The Department of Pharmacology is a 5* department and has excellent research facilities.

The successful candidate will be offered a non-tutorial fellowship at St Cross College and the benefits associated with the post are outlined in the further particulars. Salary will be on a university scale rising to a maximum of £42,900 per annum. The post is tenurable, subject to review after five years.

Further particulars, giving details of the applications procedure, may be obtained from Professor Edith Sim, Department of Pharmacology, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3QT (telephone: Oxford (2)81123). The closing date for applications is 4 April.

Further information about the department may be obtained from the Web page http://www.pharm.ox.ac.uk.


BRASENOSE COLLEGE AND CHRIST CHURCH

Two-year Lecturership in Economics

Brasenose College and Christ Church propose to appoint a Temporary Lecturer to provide up to twelve hours of tutorial teaching per week for two years from 1 October 2003. The stipend, which will be pensionable within USS, will be on a scale currently £16,952 in the first year and £18,004 per annum in the second year. Applicants should be able to teach the Introduction to Economics paper to first-year undergraduates; the Microeconomics and the Macroeconomics paper to second-year undergraduates; and one option paper. The ability to teach other parts of the Economics course in PPE and Economics and Management would be an advantage.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Censors' Administrator, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, and may be viewed on the Web site: http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/jobs. The closing date for applications is 4 April.

Brasenose College and Christ Church are equal opportunities employers.


CHRIST CHURCH

Temporary Lecturership in Politics

The college proposes to appoint a temporary Lecturer to provide up to six hours of tutorial teaching per week for one year from 1 October 2003. The stipend will be at a rate which will be either about £4,863 per annum (non-stipendiary lecturer) or about £8,579 per annum (stipendiary lecturer), depending on experience and duties undertaken, and comes with additional benefits. Applicants should be able to teach the empirical section of the Prelim to first year undergraduates and Comparative Government and at least one other paper in the government area to those in the PPE and Modern History and Politics Final Honour School.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Censors' Administrator, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, and may be viewed on the college's Web site, http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/jobs. The closing date for applications is 4 April.


Appointment of Censors' Administrator

Christ Church seeks to appoint a full-time academic administrator to work for the `Senior Censor' (Senior Tutor). The person appointed, who may or may not hold a university degree, will already have considerable administrative experience, preferably in an educational environment, and good organisational and social skills. Familiarity with IT, including database usage, is important, as is personal initiative and the ability to solve problems and accept responsibility.

Salary will be in the region of £30,000 per annum, depending on experience, plus benefits. Further particulars and details on the method of application are available from the Censors' Administrator, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP, or at http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/jobs/. The closing date for applications is 2 April and it is hoped to hold interviews on 9 April.

Christ Church is an equal opportunities employer.


LINCOLN COLLEGE

Praelectorship in Early Modern History

In association with the Faculty of Modern History

Lincoln College, in association with the Faculty of Modern History, invites applications from postdoctoral graduates or from graduates in the final stages of completing a doctorate, either women or men, for a three-year fixed-term non-renewable Praelectorship in Early Modern History from 1 October 2003. For the college, the Praelector will be required to teach up to twelve hours per week in term, to set and mark collections, and to participate in admissions. In the Faculty of Modern History the duties of the Praelector will be to provide up to sixteen hours of lectures and classes each year, including eight classes for the Further Subject: Literature and Politics in Early Modern England.

The salary offered is currently £20,310 per annum, rising to £23,243 per annum in the third and final year. Certain common room rights, a hospitality credit, and a book allowance are offered. The appointment is conditional upon the college being satisfied that the applicant has permission to work in the United Kingdom as required under the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the College Secretary, Lincoln College, Oxford OX1 3DR (telephone: Oxford (2)79801, fax (2)79802, e-mail: juliet.montgomery@lincoln.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications and references should be submitted by Friday, 11 April.


ORIEL COLLEGE

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Sciences (the Isobel Laing Fellowship)

Oriel College invites applications for a postdoctoral Fellowship in Medical Sciences (the Isobel Laing Fellowship) to be taken up on 1 October 2003, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of five years (non-renewable). Preference will be given to applicants whose field of research is in Biochemistry.

The person appointed will be required to undertake up to six hours tutorial teaching per week in Biochemistry for undergraduates studying Biochemistry and Medicine.

The college expects to appoint a suitably qualified person who already holds a position as a research assistant or fellow (e.g. Royal Society, Wellcome, or Research Council) in a department of the University. The posts will be held concurrently.

Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW (e-mail: yvonne.scott@oriel.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)76543). The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 8 April.


ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Fixed-term Supernumerary Fellowship in English

Applications are invited for a Supernumerary Fellowship in English Language and Literature from 1 October 2003 for three years. The stipend will be £24,121 subject to review on 1 August 2003. The fellow will be primarily responsible for teaching English literature of the period 1642–1832 at undergraduate level, and will have obligations both to the college and to the English Faculty Board. The appointment is open to men and women.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74825, e-mail: heather.law@st-annes.ox.ac.uk), or can be found on the Web at http://www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/. The closing date for applications is Friday, 28 March.


Fixed-term Supernumerary Fellowship in Philosophy

Applications are invited for a Supernumerary Fellowship in Philosophy from 1 October 2003 for two years. The stipend will be £24,121 subject to review on 1 August 2003. The fellow will have obligations both to the college and to the Philosophy Faculty Board. Applications from those able to teach ancient philosophy in the original language are especially welcome. The appointment is open to men and women.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74825, e-mail: heather.law@st-annes.ox.ac.uk), or can be found on the Web at http://www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk/. The closing date for applications is 4 April.


Lecturership in Modern History

Applications are invited for a nine-hour Lecturership in Modern History from 1 October 2003 for the academic year 2003–4, with the possibility of renewal for a further year. The stipend will be in the range £12,935–£14,459, subject to review on 1 August 2003. The lecturer will be primarily responsible for teaching history in the early modern period at undergraduate level. The appointment is open to men and women.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74825, e-mail: heather.law@st-annes.ox.ac.uk), or can be found on the Web at http://www.stannes.ox.ac.uk/. The closing date for applications is 25 April.

St Anne's College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Appointment of Assistant Information Technology and Audio-Visual Officer

Applications are invited for a full-time Assistant IT/AV Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for a varied portfolio of duties including providing frontline support to both staff and students in the use of IT and AV equipment, routine hardware and software maintenance, and development of the college Web site. S/he will have experience of these areas of work, together with strong communication skills and an awareness of the importance of providing a customer-oriented service.

The appointment will be made within the college's clerical and library grades 4/5 (£14,434–£19,902), depending on qualifications and experience.

Further particulars for the post, and details of the application procedures, may be found on the vacancies page of the college Web site, http://www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk.


ST EDMUND HALL

William R. Miller Junior Research Fellowship in Biological Sciences

St Edmund Hall proposes to elect to a W.R. Miller Junior Research Fellowship in the field of the Molecular Aspects of Biology for three years from 1 October 2003. The fellowship includes dining rights and will be stipendiary, but the stipend will be reduced by the amount of any other stipend received from another source. The college will not normally elect someone who has previously held a similar appointment. On this occasion the college will not consider candidates who have completed more than four years' full-time research by 1 October 2003.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Principal, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR, and applications should reach him no later than Friday, 11 April.

St Edmund Hall is an equal opportunities employer and a charity which exists to promote excellence in education and research.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Research Centre Fellowships in Comparative European Law

St John's College invites applications from suitably qualified men and women for one or two fixed-term Research Centre Fellowships for up to three years (without membership of the governing body) with effect from 1 October 2003.

The person or persons elected will have or be close to completing a doctorate in Law and will be required to undertake original research on a programme of comparative research into the impact of European law on the legal systems of member states, under the direction of the organisers, Professor Mark Freedland, Professor Paul Craig, and Dr Simon Whittaker, fellows of the college, and Dr Liz Fisher, stipendiary lecturer of the college. They will be provided with a room equipped with a computer and Internet connection in the college's Research Centre in St Giles'. The annual salary will be in the range £18,000–£20,000.

Further particulars are available from the Academic Administrator, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP (e-mail: college.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk), or on the college Web site, http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk. Applications (original plus five copies), including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent to the Academic Administrator.

Applicants should ask their referees to write directly to the Academic Administrator, and both applications and references should reach the college no later than Saturday, 19 April.


CHRIST'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Robert Owen Bishop Research Scholarship in History

Christ's College, Cambridge, is offering a one-year Research Scholarship in History, designed to support scholars at an early stage of their research career. The scholarship may be used to support a year of pre-Ph.D. independent study. Previous scholars have used it for learning a language or mastering an adjacent scholarly field. The Fund Managers will give priority to candidates of this character.

The scholarship is available both to those wishing to pursue independent study before registering for M.Phil. degrees in History, and to those wishing to pursue such study between completing M.Phil. degrees and embarking on Ph.D. research in History. The scholarship is open to graduates of any university. They must have received their first degree by August 2003 and not have graduated earlier than June 2002. Holders of the scholarship must become members of Christ's College. The scholarship is worth £7,000. It also pays £2,000–£3,000 as a supplementary maintenance allowance.

Application forms and further details may be obtained from the Director of Studies in History, Christ's College, Cambridge CB2 3BU. Completed application forms should be returned to the same address by 1 July.


ST CATHARINE'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Michael and Morven Heller Research Fellowship in Computing Science

Applications are invited for the fellowship, tenable for three years from 1 October 2003, at St Catharine's College, Cambridge. Candidates should normally have completed a doctorate in Computer Science or another appropriate subject. The fellow will carry out research which enhances the application of theoretical computer science to the design and engineering of computer and communication systems and/or applications. The appointee will be invited to work in the University's Computer Laboratory and his or her research should preferably relate to current work in that Laboratory. The fellow may also be requested to provide tutorial teaching to appropriate undergraduates in the college (up to a maximum of six hours per week) and/or to assist in their Direction of Studies. Both will be remunerated separately.

The stipend of the fellow will be on the college's Research Fellowship scale (£13,067–£14,936) at a point determined according to experience; in addition, he or she will enjoy the statutory privileges of fellows of the college, but not including membership of the governing body.

Further particulars are available at http://www.caths.cam.ac.uk/fellows/hf.ht ml or from the Master's Secretary, St Catharine's College, Cambridge CB2 1RL (telephone: 01223 338349, fax: 01223 330819, e-mail: jvs25@cam.ac.uk). Applications, including a current curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should be sent to the Master's Secretary, St Catharine's College, Cambridge CB2 1RL, by 11 April.

St Catharine's College is an equal opportunities employer.

Diary

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


Friday 14 March

ELECTION OF CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY: voting by members of Convocation, Divinity School, 9.15–5 p.m. (details at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/convoc.shtml).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard, Programme 2' (second workshop), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR I.-B. TRANKELL: `Pharmacists in Cambodia: identities and experiences' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Virtual learning environment', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Families through the ages', 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.)

I. BELLIER: `Power issues and negotiations in multicultural organisations' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Departmental Seminar), ISCA, 4 p.m.

BONNICI STRING QUARTET: concert, including works by Mendelssohn and Debussy, Maison Française, 8 p.m. (admission free).


Saturday 15 March

HILARY FULL TERM ends.

ELECTION OF CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY: voting by members of Convocation, Divinity School, 9.15–5 p.m. (details at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/convoc.shtml).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Opendoor: recruitment module' (session 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

FRIENDS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM study-day: `Pastoralists', Rhodes House, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (details from Shahin Bekhradnia, tel. 01608 677537, e-mail: shahinbekhradnia@hotmail.com).

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


Sunday 16 March

THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN BARTON preaches the Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Oriel, 10 a.m.


Monday 17 March

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Trinity Term: entries to be received by today (e-mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Introduction to SPSS for Windows (v.10)', OUCS, 9.15 a.m.–12.15 p.m.


Tuesday 18 March

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Introduction to SPSS for Windows (v.10)', OUCS, 9.15 a.m.–12.15 p.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Designing lectures for learning, 9.30 a.m., and `Graduate supervision', 2 p.m. (see information above).

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


Wednesday 19 March

CONGREGATION meeting, 12 noon: admission of Proctors and Assessor for 2003–4.

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


Thursday 20 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Dealing with the media', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: Unix Systems Administration Seminar, OUCS, 12.45–1.45 p.m.

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

DR S. LEWINGTON: `Doubling the importance of blood pressure: the prospective studies collaboration' (Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.


Friday 21 March

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

ANN MACKAY (soprano) and BRIAN HITCH (piano): recital including works by Scarlatti, Purcell, Mozart, Arne, Handel, Fauré, Hahn, Satie, and Cole Porter, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 8 p.m. Tickets £10 (£5, students and Friends of Rewley House), from the Events Secretary, Friends of Rewley House, Rewley House, tel. (2)70393, or from the box office before the recital (in aid of the Friends of Rewley House).


Saturday 22 March

DENISE RILEY, MICHAEL HOROVITZ, SIMON WICKHAM-SMITH, and MAT PASKINS: `Dialogue among civilisations through poetry' (poetry readings), Maison Française, 7.45 p.m.


Tuesday 25 March

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


Wednesday 26 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Publications: from design to delivery', 9.45 a.m. (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: ECDL: final drop-in session for Hilary Term, OUCS, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

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


Thursday 27 March

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


Friday 28 March

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


Tuesday 1 April

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


Wednesday 2 April

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


Thursday 3 April

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

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


Friday 4 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The colour blue', 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.)

GODFREY HOWARD and BARBARA BRAY: `A literay life in Paris' (literary evening: the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival), Maison Française, 5.45 p.m. (tickets £6, concessions £4.50, from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).


Tuesday 8 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for all staff' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Panel painting in early Renaissance Florence', 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.)