Oxford University Gazette: 13 November 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Oxford University Gazette: 13 November 2003

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Register of Congregation

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

Akoulitchev, A.V., Exeter

Barton, R.N.E., D.Phil., Hertford

Becher, H., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Craik, K.A., Worcester

Goold, B.J., BCL, Somerville

Groves, B.L.R., BA, Wolfson

Killoran, S.A., Harris Manchester

Robson, M.H., MA, M.Phil., Lady Margaret Hall

Samet-Porat, I., Exeter

Series, H.G., MA, DM, St John's

Vermeersch, C.M.J., Nuffield

Young, B.W., Christ Church

Young, J.D., MA, Worcester


DIVISIONAL BOARDS

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

 

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

  • CONGREGATION 18 November 2003
    • Notice of cancellation
    • Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration
  • *CONGREGATION 21 November 2003 11.30 a.m.
    • *Honorary Degree Ceremony
  • * Note on procedures in Congregation
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

CONGREGATION 18 November 2003

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises a question to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the Vice-Chancellor's Oration presented without a meeting under the provisions of Sect. 7 (1) of Statute IV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 100).

Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration

The Oration delivered by Mr Vice-Chancellor on 7 October 2003 will be presented.

GENERAL NOTICES

GUIDELINES FOR LEAVE FOR ACADEMIC STAFF

1. Approval of applications for leave

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

2. Sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing obligations

The University's regulations in respect of sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing duties are set out in Ch. VII, Sect. I of Statutes, 2000, pp. 372--4 (now redesignated as Council Regulations 24). Application forms and advice on individuals' entitlement may be obtained from: Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions—Mr Gardner, 34 St Giles' (telephone: (2)70016, e-mail: tim.gardner@admin.ox.ac.uk); Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division—application forms are available from the office of the head of division; advice on entitlement is available from Mrs Iredale, University Offices (telephone: (2)70017, e-mail: Eileen.Iredale@admin.ox.ac.uk); All other staff—Mrs Iredale, University Offices (telephone: (2)70017, e-mail: Eileen.Iredale@admin.ox.ac.uk). Completed application forms (signed by the head of department where appropriate) should be returned to Mr Gardner, the head of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences division or Mrs Iredale, as appropriate, for processing and for faculty board/divisional board approval.

3. Sabbatical leave in advance of entitlement

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

4. Applications for leave to hold some public offices

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

  • the purpose of the leave can be shown to be compatible with the academic interests of the department or faculty;
  • the department or faculty (and the college in the case of joint appointments) supports the application and is able to cover the individual's duties including examining and graduate supervision;
  • it is clear that the individual intends to return to university service after the period of leave.

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

5. Applications for certain research awards

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

6. Applications for special unpaid leave

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

(i) providing academic benefit to the University;

(ii) providing a career development opportunity for the individual, hence aiding staff retention. Activities under these criteria might include visiting another institution to study specialised laboratory techniques, taking up a visiting lecturership or visiting professorship at a prestigious department abroad, an extended period of fieldwork, etc. In all cases, it is essential that the consent of the college (where appropriate) and of the department/faculty board is obtained before an application is made to the divisional board. In considering applications, colleges and departments/faculty boards must be satisfied that the proposed leave fits with their overall plans and objectives, and it must be clear that the individual's duties for the college and for the department/faculty, including examining and graduate supervision, can be covered satisfactorily. Divisional boards will consider applications both on their own merits and in the context of overall operational needs, and will not approve applications which are prejudicial to the teaching and research of the department/faculty or which are not supported by the applicant's college. Occasionally applications are made for leave to enable an individual to accept a fixed- term appointment in another academic institution (other than routine visiting appointments held during sabbatical leave). In such instances the college and the department/faculty board would need to be satisfied that the application was in line with their overall plans and objectives, as above, and that all operational requirements could be covered satisfactorily, before the application was put to the divisional board. Applicants would normally be expected to give a commitment to return to Oxford after the period of leave. It should be noted that the longer the appointment at the other institution, the less likely it is that leave will be granted. Leave will not be granted, except in the most truly exceptional circumstances, to enable an individual to decide whether to accept a permanent post elsewhere. It is recognised that some offers are made to individuals at short notice. Given the fact that all members of the academic staff have clear obligations to the University and to their college under the terms of their contracts, no such offer should be accepted without the support of the college and the department/faculty and the explicit approval of the divisional board. It is essential, therefore, that any prospect of such an offer is discussed, in confidence, with the college and with the divisional secretary or faculty board secretary at the earliest opportunity so as to avoid delays, and the possibility of refusal, if a firm offer is then made at very short notice. All applications for special unpaid leave should be made to the divisional secretary, faculty board secretary, or other officer as notified locally, who will also be able to advise on the likelihood of success of any application on the university side; the college's consent in appropriate cases must be obtained before an application is put to the divisional board.

7. Special paid leave

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

8. Stipendiary arrangements

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

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

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


BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Temporary closure of the Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House, November--December

The Library of Commonwealth and African Studies regrets that it is necessary to close to readers for two to three weeks from 15 November, in order that asbestos may be removed from areas in the building adjoining the Library. During this period it will not be possible for any material, printed or manuscript, to be ordered, either from the stack or from the open shelves in the Reading Room. Readers may order printed books and journals from the stack to other Bodleian reading rooms until 14 November, but it is not possible for manuscripts to be transferred to other reading rooms. Further information may be obtained from the Librarian, John Pinfold (telephone: Oxford (2)82701, e-mail: john.pinfold@rhl.ox.ac.uk). The Library greatly regrets the inconvenience this closure will cause. Further information regarding the exact date of reopening will be given as soon as it is known.


SPEAKING BY STUDENT MEMBERS IN CONGREGATION

Rules made by the Vice-Chancellor

1. The Vice-Chancellor has, with the agreement of Council, approved the following arrangements for student members to speak in Congregation under the terms of regulation 1.15 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002.

2. The Chairman of Congregation will normally expect to call upon nominated representatives of the Oxford University Student Union if they wish to speak in debate, and will normally expect to call upon student members to speak only from among those who have given advance notice of their wish to be called.

3. If the Chairman considers that the number of student members who have given notice is excessive, he or she will have discretion to be selective in calling upon them.

4. (1) The Chairman will try to ensure a balanced debate in relation to the apparent spread and strength of views held by student members.

(2) If informed selection is to be possible, it is desirable that when giving notice of the wish to be called a student member should indicate:

(a) whether he or she intends to support or oppose the proposal before the House;

(b) whether he or she would speak on behalf of any club, committee, group, or association;

(c) whether he or she is supported by other student members (up to twelve of whom might sign his or her notice).

5. (1) If the number giving notice is small, they will all be admitted to the floor of the House although this does not ensure their being called.

(2) In other cases some selection may be necessary at the stage of both admission and calling of speakers.

6. (1) If there is to be time to tell applicants whether they will be admitted, notice will have to be received in good time, and student members should therefore send notice, in writing, to the Registrar to be received by him or her at the University Offices not later than 10 a.m. on the Monday preceding the debate in question.

(2) The name of any representative nominated by OUSU should also be communicated to the Registrar, in writing, through the President by that time.

7. A notice will then be posted in the University Offices and on the gate of the Clarendon Building not later than 10 a.m. on the morning of the debate, indicating whether all applicants will be admitted to the floor of the House or, if selection has had to take place, the names of those selected for admission to the floor.

8. Student members not admitted to the floor of the House will normally be permitted to listen to the debate from the gallery.

9. Student members on the floor of the House will be asked to remain in their places while a vote is being taken.


APPOINTMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS

CONFERMENTS OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

On the recommendation of the School of Geography and the Environment, the Life and Environmental Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Geography on R. GACHECHILADZE (BA, PH.D., D.SC.), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia in the State of Israel, for a period of three years from 1 October 2003. On the recommendation of the Department of Zoology, the Life and Environmental Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Microbial Genomics on DR J. PARKHILL (B.SC., PH.D.), Senior Investigator, the Sanger Institute, for a period of three years from 1 October 2003.


RECONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

On the recommendation of the School of Geography and the Environment, the Life and Environmental Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Geography on PROFESSOR D. HARVEY, Professor of Geography, Johns Hopkins University, for a period of three years from 1 October 2003.


ELECTORAL BOARD

COULSON PROFESSORSHIP OF THEORETICAL CHEMISTRY

                                          Appointed by

The Master of St 
   Catherine's                            Mr Vice-Chancellor[1]
The Master of
   University                             ex officio
Professor W.H. Miller                     Council
Professor R.M. Lynden-Bell                Council
Professor J. Klein                        Mathematical and Physical Sciences                  Board
Professor D.C. Clary                      Mathematical and Physical Sciences                 
Board
Professor M. Robb                         Mathematical and Physical Sciences                 
Board
Professor W.G. Richards                   Mathematical and Physical Sciences                 
Board
Dr R.K. Thomas                            University 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, Vol. 133, p. 108).

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature

PROFESSOR D. WOMERSLEY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Examination Schools.


Chichele Professor of the History of War

PROFESSOR HEW STRACHAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in the Examination Schools.


SLADE PROFESSOR OF FINE ART

Empire of Great Brightness: visual and material cultures of Ming China, 1368--1644 PROFESSOR CRAIG CLUNAS, Slade Professor of Fine Art 2003–4, will deliver his lecture series at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Hilary Term, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. 21 Jan.: `Time, space and agency in Ming visual and material culture.'


CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

DR PANTELIS MICHELAKIS, Bristol, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 November, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. For further information, telephone Oxford (2)88210.


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MUSIC, FINE ART

The Bible in art, music, and literature

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, MEDICAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR WARREN J. EWENS, University of Pennsylvania, winner of the Weldon Memorial Prize 2002, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 28 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Zoology/Psychology Building, South Parks Road.


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR G.F.R. ELLIS, Cape Town, will deliver the second Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. Further information may be obtained from Fiona Bywater (telephone: Oxford (2)73303).


MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic and Social History

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


ORIENTAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR TOSHIO YOKOYAMA, Kyoto, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 14 November, in the Oriental Institute.


MALACHI BEIT-ARIE, Ludwig Jesselson Professor of Codiology and Phaeography, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 December, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

SOCIAL SCIENCES

OXONIA Distinguished Speakers Events

The following meetings, arranged in conjunction with the Department of Economics, will be held as shown in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. PROFESSOR C. MAYER
Mon. 17 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Reforming corporate governance in Britain: what needs to be done?'


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

TONY GROSS, Instituto Socioambiental, Sao Paula and Brasília, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.


SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHY AND THE ENVIRONMENT AND ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Conference: Global Standards

This conference, co-sponsored by the Economic and Social Research Council Future, Governance Programme, Bristol University, and the University of Oxford, will bring together an international group of invited speakers on the topic of global standards, emphasising issues related to corporate strategy and responsibility in the developed and developing worlds. The conference will be held at the Rothermere American Institute on 20--22 November. Registration will be at 1.30 p.m. Enquires may be directed to Jan Burke, Personal Assistant to Professor Gordon L. Clark (telephone: Oxford (2)71922, e-mail: jan.burke@geog.ox.ac.uk).


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR ROMAN LOIMEIER, Bayreuth, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 19 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.


CENTRE FOR MEXICAN STUDIES

Conference: `Mexican foreign policy in the post-Cold War world

This conference will be held on 8–9 December, in CIDE, Mexico City. Furthe details may be obtained from Dr Ana Covarrubias (e-mail: ana.covarrubias@sant.ox.ac.uk).


CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Islamic law and human rights: an ethnographic approach

The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, in association with Research Analysts, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, Princeton University, will hold a conference on this subject on 5 and 6 December in Wolfson College. The conference will bring together a number of international scholars working on issues relating to Islamic law (Shari'a, fiqh, state law) and touching upon human rights concerns. Some focus on places which have typically been seen as Islamic heartlands (Arab states, Iran), others on regions which, despite their numerical strength, have been viewed as peripheral (India, Indonesia, Bosnia), still others on diasporas (France, the UK). All share an ethnographic approach, examining the ways in which practices or texts are used, interpreted and lived by Muslims. Speakers: Fariba Adelkhah, John Bowen, Fikret Karcic, John Kelsay, Werner Menski, Ziba Mir Husseini, Christian Moe, Martha Mundy, Lawrence Rosen, and Mohammad Talib. Further information and details of the registration procedure may be obtained from the Administrator, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD (telephone: Oxford (2)84220, e-mail: tania.boyt@csls.ox.ac.uk).


MANSFIELD COLLEGE

PROFESSOR PETER BURKE, Professor of Cultural History, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 22 November, in the Council Room, Mansfield College. The lecture will be followed by a discussion and reception. All members of the University are welcome to attend.


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture

PROFESSOR L. MAHADEVAN will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 24 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.


ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

SIR PETER STOTHARD, formerly Editor of The Times, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 21 November, in the Examination Schools.


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Eleanor Rathbone Memorial Lecture

SUSAN PEDERSEN, Professor of History, Columbia University, New York, will deliver the Eleanor Rathbone Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 November, in the Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College. The lecture will be followed by a wine reception. Open to the public. The lecture is held in association with the Eleanor Rathbone Memorial Trust.


TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

LORD BRAGG OF WIGTON will deliver the Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.


OED FORUM

CATHERINE SANGSTER, BBC, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 December, in Rewley House. This replaces the meeting planned for 25 November.


OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

RUTH BARNES will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 November, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome (admission £2).


OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR C. NEAGU will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 20 November, in the Taylor Institution. All members of the University are welcome to attend.


OXFORD LYCEUM

DR GARY SAMORE, formerly Special Assistant to President Clinton and formerly Senior Director for Non-proliferation and Export Controls at the National Security Council, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 28 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The North Korean nuclear crisis: a path to war?'

 

RESEARCH SERVICES

Oxford University Research Services is based in the University Offices, Wellington Square (with satellite offices in the Medical School Offices of the John Radcliffe Hospital and at 9 Parks Road). Research Services is part of the Finance Division of the University's central administration. In connection with the acceptance of research awards and signature of research-related contracts, the University's Statutes, section 14 of Statute XVI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, pp. 131--2), provide that `(1)...no officer of the University, or any other person employed by the University or working in or in connection with any department or body within or under the control of the University, shall have authority to make any representations on behalf of the University or to enter into any contract on behalf of the University, except with the express consent of Council. (2) No such consent given by Council shall be operative until a copy of the resolution of Council, certified by the Registrar, has been delivered to such officer or other person.' Research Services is authorised to process all applications to outside bodies for research grants and to sign research-related agreements on behalf of the University. It can also provide advice for those seeking external research funding or requiring information about specific initiatives (e.g. LINK, EU research programmes, etc.). Research-related contracts with industry and other external sponsors are negotiated through Research Services. Such contracts include agreements covering the sponsorship of research, collaborative research, clinical trials, services to industry, intellectual property issues, confidentiality issues, material transfer, and consultancy. Information about Research Services, their publications and administrative processes is available at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/.

Research Funding and Research-related Information

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

Research Grant Applications

All applications for external research funding must be endorsed by the University before they are despatched to the sponsor, whether or not this is required by the funding body. In order to do this, the University requires all applications made to funding bodies (such as the research councils, government departments, UK and overseas charities and foundations, and industry) to be checked and endorsed by Research Services on behalf of the University. The reasons for this are to ensure that:
—the funds requested are sufficient to cover the research being undertaken (e.g. that correct and up-to-date salary scales have been used);
—the costing rules of the University have been applied correctly (e.g. that the appropriate level of indirect costs have been applied);
—the guidelines of the funding body have been followed correctly (e.g. that the funds requested may be used for the purpose proposed); and that
—the University would be in a position to accept the grant should the application be successful (e.g. that appropriate facilities are available to house the project, or that the proposed research does not contravene University policy). In addition, Research Services can:
—advise on the factors which should be taken into consideration when costing research projects;
—provide information on funding body guidelines; and
—advise on the completion of the necessary application and internal forms prior to submission to the Research Grants Office (RGO). The administrative arrangements for submitting research funding applications are available from the Research Services Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/grants/. In summary, these are as follows: applicants should submit the original plus one copy of their application, together with a completed copy of the University's Outside Grants (OG) form, to Research Services, or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the Research Services Medical satellite office at Level 3 of the John Radcliffe Hospital, leaving three clear working days for it to be processed.

Application administration

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

Research Contracts

The Research Contracts section is responsible for negotiating and approving the terms on behalf of the University of all research-related agreements, including those governing:
—sponsored or commissioned research;
—collaborative research;
—clinical trials;
—confidentiality and non-disclosure of information;
—transfer of materials;
—research-related services to industry;
—personal consultancy. In addition, the contracts team takes lead responsibility within Research Services for:
—checking intellectual property rights and preparing the assignment of new technologies to Isis Innovation for exploitation, through licences or spin-out companies;
—authorising royalty payments to inventors;
—advice on matters connected with research-related contracts. The administrative arrangements for University research-related agreements are available from the Research Services Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/contracts/.

Research-related contracts

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

General enquiries

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

Information on Research Funding

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

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

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

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

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

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

This page on the Research Services Web site collects together links to COS and other online databases and information services to which the University has access. These services provide information about current research funding opportunities and sponsors. If you would like more information about these or any other services provided via Research Services, please visit its Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/ or contact: Ellen McAteer, Research Funding Information Officer (telephone: (2)70082, e- mail: ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk).


CANADIAN RHODES SCHOLARS' FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

Applications are invited for up to two scholarships of Can$12,000 per annum plus full tuition fees to provide two years of postgraduate study at a Canadian university. The scholarships are financed by private donations from Canadian Rhodes Scholars in recognition of the advantages they have enjoyed through the scholarships established by Cecil Rhodes. Applicants must be unmarried Oxford graduates who took Finals in June 2003 or Oxford undergraduates taking Finals in June 2004, who are United Kingdom nationals. They are required to present written evidence of their suitability for advanced work in Canada. The successful applicants must undertake to arrive in Canada by 1 September 2004; they will be expected to meet their own transportation costs to and from Canada but there is a $1,000 grant for travel within Canada. As in the case of Rhodes Scholars, Foundation Scholars will be selected on criteria of personality and extra-curricular interests in addition to academic excellence. They are expected to return home upon completion of their studies in Canada. The scholarships are tenable at any Canadian university. Intending applicants are strongly advised to approach the university of their choice concerning admission in advance of the selection procedure. There are no application forms. Enquiries and applications should be addressed to the Warden, Rhodes House, Oxford OX1 3RG, and should be submitted before 15 November 2003. Applications should be accompanied by: a brief curriculum vitae; a typewritten statement covering academic and other interests, desired field of study in Canada and estimated time required, intended career, etc.; a letter of recommendation from the head of the applicant's college, together with two references from tutors or supervisors stating the applicant's qualifications for advanced work in his/her particular field at a Canadian university.


VARLEY-GRADWELL TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP IN INSECT ECOLOGY

Applications are invited for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology. A travelling fellowship, which may be of up to £2,000 in value, will be awarded for the support of fieldwork, travel, and other activity in the field of insect ecology. Applications are judged on their practicality and on their potential to make a contribution to insect ecology. Preference will be given to those in their early postdoctoral years. The fellowship will be tenable for one year commencing on a date to be agreed. It will not be renewable. Applications, including a curriculum vitae and a research proposal, should be sent to Mrs Judith Brown, Secretary to the Board of Management for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB (telephone: Oxford (2)82464, e-mail: Judith.Brown@admin.ox.ac.uk), by 31 March 2004. The research proposal should include a budget and should not exceed two sides of A4 in length.

Applicants should give the names and addresses of two referees. In the case of graduate students, one of the referees should be the supervisor. Applicants are asked to note that, if large numbers of specimens would result from the work, the cost of follow-up work should be shown in the budget, and details given of how, and by whom, they would be identified.

CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following change in regulations made by the Medical Sciences Board will come into effect on 28 November.

1 Medical Sciences Board

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulationm, 2003, p. 903, ll. 15–16, delete `be admitted to the status of Student for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine' and substitute `supplicate for the Degree of Doctor of Medicine'.


2 Board of the Faculty of Music

Honour Moderations and the Preliminary Examination in Music

Corrigendum

The change in the regulations of the Music Board governing the Honour Moderations and the Preliminary Examination in Music which was published in the Gazette of 25 September 2003 (p. 21) should have been specified as coming into effect on 1 October 2003, not 1 October 2004.

OBITUARIES

Mansfield College

THE REVD LOUIS HUMPHREY WALZ, DD, 25 September 2003; commoner 1933. AGed 92. JOHN B. WILSON, 29 August 2003; Supernumerary Fellow in Educational Studies.


Oriel College

PETER GERALD FOX DALTON, 15 July 2003; 1933.

SAMUEL RAYMOND DUFF, 7 August 2003; 1950.

ARTHUR FORBES JOHNSON, 12 September 2003; 1932.

FREDERICK CHARLES JOHNSTONE, 17 August 2003; 1951.

JOHN PIERS LEIGH, 16 September 2003; 1954.


St Hugh's College

DR KATHLEEN VAUGHAN VAUGHAN-WILKES (née Wilkes), 21 August 2003; Scholar 1964. Aged 57.

Camp Energy

Christmas Holiday Activities with Camp Energy, 15 Dec. to 19 Dec. A fun based activity and sports course for children aged 5 to 12. Drop off between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., pick up between 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. All Oxford University Staff are entitled to a 10 per cent discount. Limited places are available for weekly, daily and half daily sessions at our fantastic holiday camp, including excursions to Sulgrave Manor and the Jordan Grand Prix Factory. Call 01865 292072 or visit www.campenergy.com for more information.


Friends of the Broad

Half-year review,Tuesday, 18 November, 5.15–6.45 p.m., Danson Room, Trinity College (by kind permission of the President and Fellows); 5.30 p.m. `A Survey of the Evolution of the Historical Architecture of Broad Street: the Middle Ages to the 20th-century', Geoffrey Tyack; 6.15 p.m., `2004 Planning for the New licensing policy: the transfer of licensing from magistrates to local councils', Tony Payne. RSVP 01865 515379, Jeanne Bliss. E-mail: oxfordgateway2000@hotmail.com.


Trinity College, Cambridge

Nehru Memorial Lecture: HRH The Prince Hassan of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will give the twenty-sixth Nehru Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m., Wed., 26 Nov., in the Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Trinity College. The title of the lecture will be announced shortly. The lecture is open to all.


St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Oxford Authors: 20 Nov., Fascinating Sinners, Patricia Hall; 27 Nov., Cruelty in crime fiction, Jane Jakeman; 4 Dec., An Alternative Oxford, Philip Pullman. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church at 12.3 0 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: http://www.st-giles- church.org.


Emmaus Oxford

Helping the homeless to help themselves: second user home and office furniture at very reasonable prices. Free delivery. Tel.: 01865 402073. E-mail: emmausoxon@netscape.net. Registered charity no: 1066618.


Summer Fields School

The Maclaren Trust Scholarship: a scholarship, up to full fees, is awarded to a boy of outstanding ability between the ages of 8 and 11 who, without this financial support, would not be able to come to Summer Fields. For an application form please write to or telephone: The Headmaster, Summer Fields, Oxford OX2 7EN. Tel.: 01865 454433. E-mail: hmsec@summerfields.org.uk


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands, and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wed. 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday, except for 2 weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0-4 years) meet every Friday in term from 10.15 a.m. to 12 midday. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group, and tours to clleges, museums, and other places of interest, as well as country walks and garden trips. Second-hand items can be bought on Wed. mornings 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday from the equipment room. Visit our Web site: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.


Concerts

Thursday, 4 Dec., 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre: Piano recital by Marios Papadopoulos. Schubert, Drei Klavierstucke; Beethoven, Sonata in A major, Op. 101; Chopin, Four Scherzi. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com, Box Office 01865 305305. The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky, 1812Overture; Bruch, Violin Concerto No. 1 (soloist Stuart Baran); and Brahms Symphony No. 3. Conductor Nicholas Mumby. Wed., 3 Dec., 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £12/£10, £5 available from the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.


Vital-Health Marketing

Creamy dairy free chocolate flavoured Shake. The Shake with muscle!! E.G. aid diet–support sport? www.vital-health.co.uk. Even join our dynamic team and start your own p/t business (18+)! www.ultra-business.com/leggo. Shaun A. Leggott (3rd Dan Karate). Tel.: 01737 773393. E-mail: nutrition@tiscali.co.uk.


Books Bought and Sold

Books Bought: 01865 727928–we buy any quantity of books, from single items of importance to entire libraries on history and the humanities. Unsworth's Booksellers (ABA). Shops at 15 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ and 12 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QA. Open every day. E-mail: books@unsworths.com. Web site: www.unsworths.com.


Periodicals Bought and Sold

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


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Services Offered

Sugarpepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home or chosen venue, leaving your free to truly enjoy the day. From canape receptions to Christmas and New Year celebrations. For sample menus call 01865 791136 or visit : www.sugarpeppercooks.co.uk. 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

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.


Short-term let

Jericho: furnished 2/3-bedroom house in central Jericho area with additional study, large open plan living room, modern kitchen, bath/shower room and small garden. Available as a furnished rental from 1 Jan., for up to 4 months. Would suit visiting family. Washing machine; dishwasher; cable TV; broadband; phone. Four minute walk to rail station, similar to Port Meadow and the river. Even less to great selection of local shops, and restaurants. Ten minutes to most University Departments. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 282123 or e-mail: gideonh@earth.ox.ac.uk. Short stay and serviced apartments–luxury canalside apartments in a secure gated development. These 1, 2, and 3-bedroom suites can be taken for a short or extended stay with the option of a regular maid service. High specification interiors and private balconies make The Wharf House a home from home ideal for a short sabbatical or base to relocate from. For further information on availability please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BP or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.


Houses to Let

Two-bedroom modern terrace house with garden: fully furnished and fitted in excellent condition; gas c.h.; washer-drier; ample storage space in attic with ladder access. Situated in quiet cul-de-sac in Rewley Park behind Said Business School, near train and bus stations. Reserved parking space. Available for 6–12 months from Dec. £910 p.c.m., deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 421234 or e-mail: josephine.reynell@qeh.ox.ac.uk, or macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

Wolvercote Village–be the first to call this spacious cottage annex home. Completed to a high standard this bright modern conversion offers quality unfurnished 1-bedroom accommodation on 2 floors. Frequent transport links to the city and Port Meadow on the doorstep. For further details or to arrange a viewing please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Headington (part furnished), near Shotover, shops, hospitals and London buses: 4-bedroom house (2 double, 2 single). Ideal for family; large garden with fruit trees; re-carpeted and painted throughout. Dual aspect living room; washing machine and dishwasher. £1,100 p.c.m. excl. bills. contact Guy Turton. Tel.: 07769 704082.

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.

Waterways, central north Oxford: selection of brand new luxury 4-/5- bedroom, and 3-bathroom houses in prestigious location. Master bedroom with spacious en suite; family bathroom with separate shower. Landscaped garden, some with conservatory. Elegantly furnished. Secure parking, some with own garage. High-quality applicances and fittings. All properties owned, let and managed by Chase. No tenant administration fess charged. Immediately available. Tel.: Chase-the property people-01865 516060 or 07808 477850.


Flats to Let

Central Headington, available Jan., close to hospitals, beautifully converted, spacious, 2-bedroom flat. Tastefully furnished; fully fitted kitchen; large sitting room; bathroom with bath and separate pumped shower; gas c.h.; d.g. Off-street parking. Professionals and academics only. Rent £700 p.c.m. Phone 01865 768504 or 07904 152803.

Stanton St John, unusual apartment/annex to village house. Furnished, 1-bedroom, living room, study, kitchen, bathroom, gas c.h., and all facilities. Suit single or couple. £600 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 351566.

Two-room furnished apartment (with own bathroom and shared kitchen) in quiet country house south of Oxford. Good access to bus routes and Didcot station. Use of garden, swimming pool. Tel.: 01235 848356.

Available now: sunny and refurbished first-floor flat in quiet cul-de-sac in north Oxford; 2 bedrooms; sitting room with kitchen facilities; shower/toilet. £800 p.m. to incl. all bills excluding tel. Contact Dr C.E. Phelps, tel: 01865 515290.

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

Central Oxford: newly furnished first-floor flat within church premises available for tenancy early Jan. 2004; 3 bedrooms, newly fitted kitchen and bathroom. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515547.


Self-catering Apartments

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


Accommodation Offered

Newly refurbished single study bedrooms with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities, ample parking and landscaped grounds. Available immediately inclusive of utilities and taxes at £295 p.c.m. For further details or to arrange a viewing please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Lovely bedsit and fitted kitchen at top of north Oxford house, plus parking. Quiet, warm, comfortable. suit female professional/mature student. £120 p.w., to include all bills. Available now, minimum 6 months. Call 01865 553576, 5–7 p.m.

House share available for staff or mature student–non- smoking–Abingdon, near Radley Station. £350 p.m. inc. bills. Parking and bike store available. Please call Colleen Rothwell on 07776 160240. College & County have a range of quality properties to let in Oxford. Contact: info@collegeandcounty.biz to see how we can meet your accommodation needs.

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

Oxford B & B: attractive, quiet and convenient home from home. Per night, single £38, double £50. Weekly rate less 20 per cent. Monthly rates negotiable. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com

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


Accommodation Sought

College & County is seeking to increase its portfolio of high-quality Oxford property suitable for post graduate and academic lets. Ethical letting Works! A high level of personalised service and a less adversarial approach is in the interest of all. Would you like us to let and manage your house for you? Contact: mark@collegeandcounty.biz.

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


Accommodation Sought to Exchange

Two older women have a house in Juneau, Alaska, to exchange for house or flat near Oxford University for 2 months, June–Aug. 2004. Alaska house on tidelands with 3+ bedrooms, 2 baths, hot tub on deck with view of glacier, 2 pianos, 2 bikes, kayak. Three miles from UAS campus. Use of cars negotiable. E-mail: bhaywood@gci.net.


Holiday Lets

Tuscany–writer's hilltown retreat near Siena: 2 charming apartments in medieval building, with shaded terraces and orchard. Weekly linen and cleaning. Walk to shops, restaurants, or out into spectacular countryside. Rent from £270 p.w. Tel.: +44 (0) 1428 714363. E-mail: uliviera@hotmail.com.

Experience the Greek islands of Sporades with Thalpos Holidays. Local villa specialist offers lovely houses and villas in the beautiful islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in the Aegean Sea. Whether you are 2 or 20 persons in the party , and whether you wish to stay in the picturesque town, by the clear blue sea or in the breathtaking countryside, we have just what you are looking for. With more than 10 years of experience we are proud to offer high-quality holidays and the very best service. See our programme for 2004 on: www.holidayislands.com, or contact us on e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr. Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.

Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1- bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well-equipped with television, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Available from late July, 3 nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 per week or £950 per month for members of the university. (Non-member rates are £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.


House for Sale

Marston: pretty 2-bedroom period house within walking distance of city centre; living room; dining room; kitchen; 2 bedrooms; first-floor bathroom; small secluded west-facing garden; gas c.h. Period features, open fireplace, sash windows. On a good bus route/cycle route through parks to city centre. Close to Oxford Brookes, local hospitals and the University Science Area. Price £224,950 (offers considered for quick sale). For details tel. Julia Cross on 07932 006744.


For Sale

Car for sale: N Reg. Fiat Punto; Red; 80,000 miles; MOT until Aug. '04; tax until Jan. '04; alarm and immobiliser; radio cassette; very good condition and well looked after. £1,800. Tel.: Patricia, 01865 723000.

SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

University Lecturership in Management Studies (Finance)

In association with Linacre College

The Saïd Business School seeks applications for the above post, to start on 1 October 2004. Commensurate with rank, candidates should demonstrate excellence or potential excellence in research and teaching in the areas of corporate finance, asset pricing and investments, or financial institutions. The University Lecturership is associated with a Non-Tutorial Fellowship at Linacre College. The salary would be according to age on the scale up to £42,900 per annum (under review). This post is in an area currently designated by HEFCE as a shortage subject under its `Golden Hello' scheme. The appointee may therefore be eligible for a three-year salary supplement if he or she fulfils certain conditions and if funds are available in the limited budget for the scheme.

Candidates should have (or soon be expected to have) a doctorate in finance, financial economics, economics, or mathematics. Candidates with a strong research orientation are sought.

The Saïd Business School (SBS) is fully integrated into one of the world's greatest universities and is one of Europe's fastest-growing and most prestigious management schools. Its faculty and students come from all around the world, rendering its intellectual agenda and perspectives truly international.

The School will launch a new Master's degree in Financial Economics from October 2005. Utilising both the Business School's and the Department of Economics' expertise in the fields of microeconomics, econometrics, and finance, it will offer students a first-rate education and training in this rapidly expanding field.

Candidates will be considered for the post on the basis of the selection criteria outlined in the further particulars. The further particulars, and method of application, are available on http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ or can be obtained from Jennifer Fielding, Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP (telephone: Oxford (2)88813, fax: (2)88810, e-mail: acvacs@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Completed applications and three references (to be forwarded directly by the applicant's referees) should be sent to Jennifer Fielding at the Saïd Business School by Friday, 12 December. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Oren Sussman (telephone: Oxford (2)88926, e-mail: oren.sussman@sbs.ox.ac.uk).


DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

(i) University Lecturerships in Economics (two posts)

(ii) Postdoctoral Fellowship in Economics

Applications are invited for the above posts in Economics.

The University Lecturerships are tenable from 1 October 2004 and will be initially for five years, with the possibility of reappointment until retirement. Each lecturer will provide lectures, supervise graduate students, and engage in research within the Department of Economics, and undertake college tutorial duties. The successful candidates will be expected to provide general lectures at the undergraduate level but will also have an opportunity to lecture on their particular fields of interest in the Department's graduate and undergraduate programmes. Successful candidates will be appointed according to age on the Oxford lecturers' scale up to a joint maximum of £42,900. The lecturerships are associated with college fellowships at Christ Church and University College. Full details of college stipend and housing and research allowances are provided in the further particulars for each post. These posts are in an area designated by HEFCE as a shortage subject under its `Golden Hello' scheme. Appointees may therefore be eligible for a three-year salary supplement if they fulfil certain conditions and if funds are available in the limited budget for the scheme.

The Postdoctoral Fellowship in Economics (associated with Nuffield College) is for a fixed-term period of three years, commencing 1 September 2004. Salary on research staff scale 1A, £18,265--£33,679.

Further particulars, including addresses for applications, may be obtained from the Economics Web site at http://www.economics.ox.ac.uk, or from the Administrator, Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford OX1 3UL (e-mail: gillian.coates@economics.ox.ac.uk).

Representatives of the department will be attending the American Economic Association Winter Meeting in San Diego in January 2004, and preliminary informal interviews can be arranged.

The closing date for applications for the University Lecturerships is 15 December 2003, and for the Postdoctoral Research Fellowship 31 January 2004.


FACULTY OF LAW

Appointment of Director of Development

This new post is being created by the Law Faculty to maximise its development potential. The Director will be responsible for establishing a professional fund-raising office within the Law Faculty, to raise gifts from corporate, trust, and individual sources to further the aims of the faculty. The Director will work closely with senior Law Faculty officers and the University's Development Office.

A proven record of successful fund-raising will be expected. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear leadership and managerial skills, as well as being a team player. S/he will show the ability to forge effective relationships with key people in a short period of time. S/he will demonstrate creative flair and excellence in presenting Oxford Law, but will also be able to focus on delivering projects successfully on time. Experience of team management and management of budgets is essential.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, starting on 1 January 2004 or as soon as possible after that date. The post is on grade 4 of the University's academic-related scale, with a basic salary scale between £30,660 and £36,712 per annum and a discretionary range to £41,876 per annum.

The faculty is prepared to consider part-time or flexible working for a suitable candidate (but some evening work will be expected).

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

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 3 December.


Appointment of Administrative Secretary, Law Faculty Office

The Law Faculty Office has an immediate vacancy for a permanent, full-time administrative secretary. The faculty is looking for someone with excellent secretarial and organisational skills, who would enjoy a responsible role in this small, busy team. As well as the usual benefits of working for the University, the position offers the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of work in an interesting environment where excellence is highly valued. The main duties will be to provide secretarial and administrative support to the Faculty Administrator and the Deputy Administrator, and to assist with the various functions of the faculty's `front office'.

The post will be on the C4 grade (salary: £15,053--£17,416 per annum, pending pay review).

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

Closing date for applications: Monday, 24 November (5 p.m.).


EXETER COLLEGE

Official Fellowship and Lecturership in Philosophy

Applications are invited for the above post, which will be held in association with a University Lecturership (CUF) in Philosophy. The area of research specialisation is open. The fellow will be expected to teach the following papers for the Final Honour Schools involving Philosophy: (i) either or both of Ethics and History of Philosophy from Descartes to Kant, and (ii) some of the following: Knowledge and Reality, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Physics, Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Mind.

The combined college and university stipend will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 (subject to review). Additional college allowances are available.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (telephone: Oxford (2)79660, fax: (2)79630, e-mail: academic.administrator@exeter.ox.ac. uk). Applicants should ask referees to write direct to the Academic Administrator by the closing date of 10 December.

Exeter College is an equal opportunities employer.


GREEN COLLEGE

Appointment of IT Manager

Green College requires an IT Manager to take responsibility for the continuing management, development, and smooth running of the college's key systems. The duties include user support, management and operation of the Web site, and the performance of other designated tasks. This appointment is an extension and upgrading of the existing part-time post, which is made necessary by the increase in IT provision by the college.

A good knowledge of MS Windows, XP server, PC hardware, and common applications such as Microsoft Office, is required, including an ability to solve users' problems. A knowledge of general Unix/Linux and Apple Macintosh, and an understanding of networking and Web development, plus good communication skills, are needed.

Salary will be on the academic-related grade 2 scale, depending on skills and experience.

Written applications only should be sent to the Domestic Bursar, Green College, Oxford OX2 6HG, by 21 November.


ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Appointment of Surveyor and Buildings Manager

St Hugh's College is seeking to appoint a Surveyor and Buildings Manager.

Candidates should be professionally qualified, with at least five years' appropriate post- qualification experience. Principal tasks will be monitoring the condition of all the college buildings, advising on repairs and improvements, supervising and managing the college's building maintenance team, and selecting, appointing, and managing outside contractors. The Surveyor will also have a central role in any new building projects. The Surveyor will be a member of the senior common room. Salary: £40,000 per annum.

St Hugh's occupies a fourteen-acre site in north Oxford, with a wide range of buildings dating from the early nineteenth century to the late twentieth century, providing a mix of accommodation, office, teaching, and conference space.

Application should be made by letter, with a curriculum vitae and details of two referees, to the Senior Bursar, St Hugh's College, St Margaret's Road, Oxford OX2 6LE, by Friday, 28 November. Further details may be found at http://www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk, obtained by e- mail (e-mail: deborah.gibbs@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk), or by telephone from the Senior Bursar's Office (telephone: Oxford (2)74914).


Appointment of Accommodation and Facilities Manager

St Hugh's College wishes to appoint an Accommodation and Facilities Manager.

Candidates should have appropriate qualifications and relevant experience. The main function of the post will be the organisation and supervision of all day-to-day domestic and hotel services, to provide a customer focused service, and to fulfil and support all college and conference activities and commitments. Salary from £28,000 per annum.

Application should be made by letter, with a curriculum vitae and details of two referees, to the Domestic Bursar, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE, by Friday, 28 November. Further particulars may be found at http://www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk, or obtained by e-mail (e-mail: domestic.bursar@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk), or by telephone (telephone: Oxford (2)74921).

St Hugh's is a self-governing college of Oxford University, occupying a fourteen-acre site in the North Oxford Conservation Area.

St Hugh's College is an equal opportunities employer.


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Tutorial Fellowship in English Language and Literature

Somerville College proposes to elect a Tutorial Fellow in English Language and Literature with effect from 1 October 2004. The appointment is tenable in conjunction with a University Lecturership (CUF). Applications are invited from suitably qualified women and men with research interests in Old and Middle English language and literature.

The combined college and university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum. Additional college allowances are available.

Particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70619/31, fax: (2)70620, e-mail: secretariat@somerville.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 12 December.

Somerville College is an equal opportunities employer.


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Research Fellowships 2004

Wolfson College proposes to elect up to three non-stipendiary Research Fellows, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, without limitation of subject, for four years in the first instance (renewable up to a total of seven years), from 1 October 2004 (or from 1 April 2004 by arrangement). Research Fellowships are intended for those whose careers are progressing to a point where they are becoming established scholars in their field. No more than ten years should have elapsed since receipt of a doctorate. Exceptions will only be made for candidates whose postdoctoral academic career has been interrupted by, for example, childbirth, family commitments, illness, or compulsory military service. A statement giving reasons why an exception should be considered must be included with the application.

Applications from candidates under the age of thirty are discouraged, since it is very unlikely that they will have acquired sufficient experience and seniority. (It may be more appropriate for these candidates to apply for a Junior Research Fellowship in the competitions to be advertised in January for Humanities and Social Studies, or September/October for Clinical and Non-clinical Sciences.) It is a condition that the fellow should be engaged in research in Oxford.

Applications, typed or clearly printed, should include: a completed application form (see below); a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; full details of the candidate's current status or position in Oxford, and its expected duration; a research programme; and the names of three referees Candidates should themselves write directly to their referees asking them without further request to send a confidential reference to the President's Secretary by the closing date.

Application forms are available from the President's Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD (applicants should apply in person or send a self-addressed envelope).

References may be faxed direct to the President's Secretary on Oxford (2)74136, or sent by e-mail to: sue.hales@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Timetable: the closing date is Monday, 5 January 2004 (12 noon). Proposals and all supporting documentation should reach the President's Secretary by the closing date. Short- listed candidates will be notified during the week of 19--23 January, and will be invited to attend for interview on Friday, 13 February (morning). (An alternative date is unlikely to be possible.)

It should be noted that the college is able to offer financial assistance towards travelling expenses only when the endowment associated with the fellowship allows it to do so and, unfortunately, in the current financial climate this is not possible.

Recommendations for election to research fellowships are subject to governing body approval. Successful candidates will not, therefore, be notified until after the governing body meeting in mid-March 2004.

The college reserves the right not to accept late applications.


GREYFRIARS

Appointment of part-time Senior Tutor's Secretary

Greyfriars is one of seven Permanent Private Halls within the University of Oxford. It is a registered charity which offers a small challenging environment which caters for fewer than fifty graduate and undergraduate students.

Greyfriars is currently looking for an experienced part-time Secretary, to assist the Warden and Senior Tutor.

The successful applicant must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and confident and be able to work with minimum supervision. Excellent communication and organisational skills are needed.

The hours required are ten per week. Salary will depend on previous experience.

Further details can be obtained from the Senior Tutor, Greyfriars, Iffley Road, Oxford OX4 1SB.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be sent to Senior Tutor by post or by e-mail (e-mail: richard lawes@greyfriars.ox.ac.uk).

The deadline for applications is Friday, 28 November.

Greyfriars is an equal opportunities employer.


UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Professorship of Land Economy

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Land Economy invite applications for this professorship, to take up appointment on 1 September 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Land economy adopts an interdisciplinary social science approach to the management of land, real estate, and environment. It draws particularly on the twin disciplines of law and economics. Applications are welcomed from all related areas of interest and disciplinary perspectives.

Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TT (e-mail: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application, marked `Confidential', including details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, and a publications list should be sent, together with the names of two referees, so as to reach him not later than Monday, 5 January.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Ian Hodge (e-mail: idh3@cam.ac.uk) at the Department of Land Economy, 19 Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EP (telephone: 01223 337134). Further information on the department and university is available at http://www.landecon.cam.ac.uk and http://www.cam.ac.uk.

The appointment will be subject to the statutes and ordinances of the University of Cambridge.

The University of Cambridge offers a range of financial and family-friendly benefits, including attractive pension schemes, personal and professional development, well-being support, and staff discounts. The university is committed to equality of opportunity.


MAGDALENE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Appointment of Assistant Bursar (Facilities and Personnel Manager)

Magdalene College wishes to appoint an Assistant Bursar (Facilities and Personnel Manager) with effect from 1 March 2004. The Assistant Bursar will be responsible to the Senior Bursar for the internal management of the college buildings, facilities, and staff, and will have oversight of conference business; in addition, the Assistant Bursar will be the college Health and Safety at Work Officer. This senior post will attract a competitive salary and the successful applicant will be elected as a fellow-commoner.

Full details of the appointment and application procedure can be obtained from the Senior Bursar's Secretary, Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG (telephone: 01223 332158, e-mail: sjp51@cam.ac.uk).

Magdalene College is an equal opportunities employer.


SELWYN COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Helen Brock Research Award

Selwyn College is to make an award of £1,000--£1,250 in memory of Dr Helen Brock, to assist research into the history of medicine, natural history, libraries or museums. Applications are invited from: holders of teaching, research, or academically related posts in the University of Cambridge; holders of Cambridge degrees, whether resident in the university or not; and assistant staff in Cambridge libraries or museums. There is no age limit.

Further particulars are available on-line (http://www.sel.cam.ac.uk/), or from the Master's Assistant, Selwyn College, Cambridge CB3 9DQ (telephone: 01223 335890, fax: 01223 335888; e-mail: hrk22@sel.cam.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 31 January.

Friday 14 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard, Programme 2' (follow-up day) (see information above).

DR F. MOORE: ` "Playing with dinosaurs": prehistoric reptiles in the popular imagination from Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins to the BBC' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Landscape 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.)

DR D. HAYDEN: `Global companies and local actors: the case of bioprospecting in Mexico' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

MURRAY LAST: `From not knowing to half knowing: the experiences of health and illness in a Hausa farmstead (1970–2002)' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), ISCA, 4 p.m.

OLIVIER DUTHEILLET DE LAMOTHE: `Evolution of European social policy since 1957' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR DIANE PURKISS: `Boys will be boys: the childhoods of Charles I and Oliver Cromwell' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Lecture Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.


Saturday 15 November

CONFERENCE: `The cultural politics of multiculturalism'—exploring the philsophical, cultural, and political implications of multiculturalism in the United States and elsewhere, Rothermere American Institute, 9.30 a.m. (advance registration required—e- mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).

STUDY-DAY: `Interpreting Durkheim', Maison Française, 11 a.m.–3.45 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Treasures of the Ashmolean', 11 a.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

ORGAN RECITAL: Colin Walsh, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 16 November

THE VERY REVD JOHN DRURY preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 17 November

DR S. KITZINGER: `Birth, spirit, and social values' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars: `Reproduction, religion, and law'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

D. ANDERSON and D. BRANCH: `Disease and death in the colonial prison: Kenya 1930–60' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

SIR MICHAEL WHEELER-BOOTH: `Can Welsh executive devolution last?' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.


Tuesday 18 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Drawing in Florence c.1600', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR D. WOMERSLEY (Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature): `Shakespeare and Anthony Munday' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. KRISTAL `The fault is not in our stars... responsibility in the political novels of Mario Vargas Llosa' (public lecture), Room 2, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

FR. P. JEFFREY: `Going against the stream: ethical aspects of ageing and care' (public lecture series: `Fruits of winter: well-being in an ageing society'), Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

THOMAS FRIEDMAN (New York Times): `A columnist's notebook: from Baghdad to Washington and back' (lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

A. THOMAS: `Constructing culture: ideology and the composer in post-war Poland' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI QUARTET performs Haydn, The Lark; Bartok, Second String Quartet; Beethoven, String Quartet in F, op. 135, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£5 from In Oxford Shop, 12 Golden Cross Walk, The Covered Market, Oxford OX1 2EU (telephone: Oxford 248774) and on the door).


Wednesday 19 November

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

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

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

M. MASRI: `Palestinian children call the shots: historical memory, identity, and film' (Refugee Studies Centre public seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

ROLAND KOCH (First Minister, Federal State of Hesse): `Europe's way forward—the next steps' (Konrad Adenauer Lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.


Thursday 20 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Working for the University: opportunities and benefits', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR D. BROCKINGTON: `Community conserved areas and governance in East Africa' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Fieldwork and fieldnotes revisited: the local in a globalised world'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR SUSAN PEDERSEN: `Eleanor Rathbone and the democratic faith' (Eleanor Rathbone Memorial Lecture), Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR P. FUNNELL: `Portraiture and biography' (DNB seminars: `Lives in action, word, and image'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR C. NEAGU: `Changes in the iconographical canon: fifteenth- and sixteenth-century Italian Books of Hours in the Bodleian Library' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.


Friday 21 November

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

HONORARY DEGREE conferments: ceremony to mark the start of the period of office of the new Chancellor of the University, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. (Admission by ticket only. Audience to be in place by 11.15 a.m.) (See further details in `University Agenda' above.)

A. LEWIS: `Animal-assisted therapy and the power of touch' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI QUARTET: Mozart, Oboe quartet in F major and String quintet in C major, with Benjamin Skipp and Harriet Mesher, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£3 from In Oxford Shop, 12 Golden Cross Walk, The Covered Market, Oxford OX1 2EU (telephone: Oxford 248774) and on the door).

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

DR R. HALL: `The Washington consensus versus the Asian development model' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

CONFERENCE: `L'Entente cordiale ou l'improbable rapprochement', Maison Française, 2–6.30 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.).

A. RUSSELL: `Writing travelling culture: the Nepalese diaspora in north-east India' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), ISCA, 4 p.m.

SIR PETER STOTHARD: `After Hutton: Downing Street and the media' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. KLEIN: `Public accountability—how do we report?' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

L. COUSINS: `The Buddha of light and life: the origins of the cult of the Buddha Amitabha/Amitayus' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.


Saturday 22 November

BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: open day and concert for St Cecilia; various activities, including performances and hands-on music sessions to celebrate this special day in the musical calendar. (Further information: tel. Oxford (2)76139.)

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA Violin Masterclass with Maurice Hassons, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 10 a.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Treasures of the Ashmolean', 11 a.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR PETER BURKE: `Performing cultural history' (lecture), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Ryan Leonard, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

PASCAL DEVOYON (piano recital): works by Mozart, Schumann, and Franck, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the porters' lodge).


Sunday 23 November

PROFESSOR ROGER AINSWORTH preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 24 November

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

DR R. SIMPSON: `Buddhism, bioethics, and science in contemporary Sri Lanka: localising a brave new world' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars: `Reproduction, religion, and law'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

N. DAVIDOVITCH: `Public health and Zionist ideology: medical selection of Jewish immigrants to Palestine' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR V. BOGDANOR: `The constitution and the party system' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR L. MAHADEVAN: `Packing problems: from DNA to origami' (Alan Tayler Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.