Oxford University Gazette: 14 November 2002

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4639: 14 November 2002

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University Acts


Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 29 November.

(a) University's Trusts Regulations

1 In Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 579, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert Part 1 as follows and retitle existing Sect. I as Part 2:

`Part 1: General

1.1.(1) The provisions of Statute XVI apply to the trusts set out in these regulations, and accordingly any proposal for amending, repealing, or adding to the provisions which govern the main objects of any of the trusts shall be treated as a legislative proposal under the provisions of Statute IV and the associated regulations and shall come into effect only if and when it has been approved both by Congregation and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council under the provisions of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923.

(2) The other provisions which govern each of the trusts may be amended, repealed, or added to by Council or by such other body or person as may be specified in these regulations in each case.

1.2.(1) Any person who has been allowed by Council to offer himself or herself as a candidate for honours in a Final Honour School under the provisions of the relevant regulations shall, for the purpose of reckoning his or her standing and age in entering his or her name for a university fellowship, studentship, scholarship, exhibition, or prize, be permitted to exclude such additional time as he or she has been granted by Council for the purpose of taking the Final Honour School.

(2) The provisions of this regulation shall not apply to the following university fellowships, scholarships, or prizes (where the University is precluded by the terms of the relevant trust deed from modifying the conditions of age and standing):

(a) Matthew Arnold Memorial Prize;

(b) Boden Scholarship;

(c) Dean Ireland's Scholarships;

(d) Newdigate Prize.

1.3.Notwithstanding the provisions of any statute or regulation governing the award of prizes or scholarships, whenever the examiners or judges for any such award are unable to distinguish between the merits of the best candidates, the body responsible for the award may authorise its division, and any consequential adjustment of the emoluments which that body thinks fit.'

2 Ibid., delete Sectt. II and III (p. 757).

[These changes introduce a general provision to the University's Trusts Regulations cross-referring to Statute XVI, under section 19 of which any alteration in the main object of any trust fund requires the approval both of Congregation and subsequently of Her Majesty in Council. At the same time opportunity is taken to transfer the existing general provisions governing the adjustment of standing for and the division of prizes from the end of the regulations to the beginning.]

(b) Establishment of Wildlife Conservation and Research Fund

1 In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 746, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 31 January 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 698, and by the change in regulations at (a) above, and redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, p. 1461), insert § 373 as follows and renumber existing §§ 373--85 (pp. 747--57, as renumbered by the same decree and by Decree (2) of 19 April 2001, Vol. 131, p. 832) as §§ 374-- 86:

`§ 373. Wildlife Conservation and Research Fund

1. The benefaction from the Trustees of the Tubney Charitable Trust which comprises the Tubney House Estate, Oxfordshire (`the Estate') and a sum of money for the repair and conversion of Tubney House (`the Refurbishment Payment'), together with the proceeds of sale should the Estate be sold (`the Estate Proceeds'), and any further assets transferred to the University on the trusts of these regulations, shall be known as the Wildlife Conservation and Research Fund (`the Fund').

2. (1) The University shall apply the Fund towards seeking solutions to conservation problems by undertaking original research on aspects of fundamental biology relevant to wildlife conservation and environmental management (`the Objects').

(2) The University shall hold the Estate or, if it is sold, the Estate Proceeds, as permanent endowment, the capital of which is to be retained and the income applied to the Objects.

(3) The balance of the Fund shall not be regarded as permanent endowment.

(4) In the case of the Refurbishment Payment, both capital and income shall be applied to the repair and conversion of Tubney House.

(5) The University shall have a discretion over whether or not to have recourse to other capital moneys in the Fund, provided that these are applied to the Objects.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board.

4. Regulation 2 above may be amended by Congregation under the provisions of Statute IV, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, in accordance with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923; regulations 1 and 3 may be amended by Council, so long as the Objects are always kept in view.'

2 These regulations shall not be effective unless and until planning consent is granted by The Vale of White Horse District Council for a change in the use of Tubney House from residential to institutional.

[These regulations establish the Wildlife Conservation and Research Fund with a munificent benefaction from the Trustees of the Tubney Charitable Trust.]


Changes in Regulations

The Personnel Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 29 November.

Visiting Professors

In Sect. I of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 385, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete § 11 and substitute: [new wording is indicated by underlining]

`§ 11. Visiting Professors

1. Divisional boards may confer the title of Visiting Professor without stipend on:

(1) a member of the staff of a government research establishment or comparable industrial or other institution outside the University; or

(2) an individual not on the establishment of another academic institution who is deemed suitably qualified;


(3) an individual who is on the establishment of another academic institution and who is to make a long-term, sustained commitment to the department or faculty in question;

who (in any of the above categories) regularly participates in lecturing or any other form of teaching in the University and/or in the research activities of a department or faculty in the division concerned.

2. The title shall be conferred for a period not exceeding three years in the first instance, but may subsequently be renewed by the divisional board for a further period or periods not exceeding five years at a time.'

[This change permits divisional boards to confer the title of Visiting Professor on a member of the staff of another academic institution in recognition of his or her sustained, long-term contribution to teaching and/or research at this University. Opportunity is taken also to substitute references to the new governance structure for those to the old.]


Change in Regulations

The Humanities Board has made the following change in regulations, to come into effect on 29 November.

Electoral Board for the Rupert Murdoch Professorship of Language and Communication

In regulation 3 of Sect. III, § 171 of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning academic and other posts (Statutes, 2000, p. 448, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, p. 1461), delete paragraphs (6)--(8) and substitute: `(6) a person appointed by the Humanities Board;

(7)--(9) three persons appointed by the Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature.'

[This change brings the composition of the electoral board into line with current practice.]


Conferment of Honorary Degrees

The Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation on 5 February 2002, were conferred upon the following to mark the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the Bodleian Library:

(1) JAMES HADLEY BILLINGTON, D.PHIL. (BA Princeton), Balliol, The Librarian of Congress of The United States of America

(2) LYNNE JANIE BRINDLEY (BA Reading; MA London), Chief Executive, The British Library

(3) SIR BRIAN FOLLETT, DL (B.SC., PH.D. Bristol; D.SC. Wales), FRS, Chairman of the Arts and Humanities Research Board

(4) PAUL LECLERC (BS College of the Holy Cross; MA, PH.D. Columbia), President and Chief Executive Officer, The New York Public Library


Register of Congregation

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

Adeney, K.S., Balliol

Berks, B.C., D.Phil., Wadham

Cecil, J.B., University Offices

Greene, M.I., Lincoln

Leffler, M.P., Queen's

Senici, E., MA status, St Hugh's

Shakespeare, B., Computing Services

Shapiro, B.A., Balliol

Soteriou, M., Magdalen

Tsomocos, D., St Edmund Hall

Walmsley, I.A., St Hugh's

Weitz, N., Faculty of English Language and Literature

University Agenda

CONGREGATION 14 November 11.30 a.m.

Conferment of Degree by Diploma

The Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma, approved by Special Resolution of Congregation on 29 June 1999, will be conferred upon HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT CARDOSO OF BRAZIL.

¶ Admission to this ceremony will be by invitation only.



The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises a matter on which no wish to speak or ask a question 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, p. 100).

Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration

The Oration delivered by Mr Vice-Chancellor on 8 October will be presented.

CONGREGATION 3 December 2 p.m.

¶ The Legislative Proposal at item 1 below is the first to be submitted to Congregation under the new Statutes. The relevant procedure is set out in Part 2 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 161). Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against or to propose an amendment to the proposal at item 1, the statute at item 2, or the resolution at item 3, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 25 November (see that Supplement and the note on the conduct of business in Congregation at the end of `University Agenda').

1 Voting on Legislative Proposal: J. P. Morgan Prize

Explanatory note

The following legislative proposal submitted by Council under Part 2 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2001, p. 161), which is promoted on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, changes the title of the J.P. Morgan Prizes in Finance to J.P. Morgan MBA Prizes and provides for the award of more than the present two prizes a year, in order to recognise performance in a wider range of the papers and projects for the MBA examination. These changes are proposed with the full support of the benefactor company, J.P. Morgan.

The income of the fund is currently adequate to permit a prize of £750 for the best group entry in the new business development project, with three prizes of £250 each for the runners-up, and a prize of £500 for the best performance in the core finance paper.


WHEREAS it is expedient to extend the subject area and increase the number of the J.P. Morgan Prizes, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS.


In Sect. I of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 685, as renumbered by Decree (4) of 25 July 2002, and previously redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, pp. 1461, 1544), delete § 235 and substitute:

`§ 235. Morgan MBA Prizes

1. The net income of the fund established by the gift of £30,000 from J.P. Morgan, and any further sums which may be donated for the same purpose, shall be used to provide prizes, to be known as the J.P. Morgan MBA Prizes, for award to postgraduate student members of the University in Management Studies.

2. The fund shall be administered by the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School, which shall determine both the value of the prizes and the papers and projects for the MBA examination on which the prizes shall be awarded.

3. The Board of Examiners for the MBA shall make the detailed arrangements for the award of the prizes, including the appointment of judges.

4. The prizes shall be offered annually for award to student members of the University who at the time of entry for the prizes are registered for the Degree of Master of Business Administration and who will have been so registered for a period of less than twelve months at the date by which essays for the prizes are required to be submitted.

5. If there are candidates of sufficient merit in each case, the prizes shall be awarded annually for the best performances in the papers and projects specified under regulation 2 above.

6. Regulations 2--5 above may be amended by Council.'

2 Voting on Statute: Power to suspend Regulations

Explanatory note

The following statute, promoted by Council on the recommendation of the Committee on the University Statutes and Regulations, establishes a procedure under which Council, or one of its main committees (Educational Policy and Standards, General Purposes, Personnel, and Planning and Resource Allocation), may, by a resolution carried by not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, suspend the operation of a regulation to cover some specific case. This would replace the procedure followed under the old Statutes for the making of `notwithstanding' decrees to suspend the operation of a decree (for example, to permit the appointment of a member of an electoral board over the maximum age limit, or the waiver of a composition fee in exceptional circumstances).

WHEREAS it is expedient to make provision for the suspension of the operation of a regulation to cover some specific case, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS.


In Statute VI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 103), delete section 18 and substitute: [new wording is indicated by underlining]

`18.(1) Regulations and amendments to regulations made under this statute shall bind all members of the University.

(2) Council, or, in a case falling within the delegated authority of any of the main standing committees of council referred to in section 20 below, that committee, may however, by a resolution carried by not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, suspend the operation of any regulation, other than a regulation made by the Rules Committee under Statute XI, to cover some specific case.'

3 Voting on Resolution authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

That the University be authorised to expend from the part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies the sum of up to £125K towards the cost of adapting existing accommodation to provide space for the University's new Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (COMPAS).



The following speeches were delivered by THE PUBLIC ORATOR in a Congregation held on Friday, 8 November, in presenting for the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters

Librarian of Congress

Cum semper nobis gratissimum sit hospites excipere praeclaros quos admittamus ad summos quoad possumus honores, tum hodie laetitia vel praecipua affecti admirabilem eorum hominum gregem salutamus, sine quorum impenso auxilio deditaque opera nemo nostrum vel unum pedem progredi posset. quid enim proclamaverit ille poetarum maximus Iohannes Miltonus, diu didicimus omnes: optimum quemque librum ingeni excellentis fructum esse subolemque, thesaurum quendam omni pretio pretiosiorem. sed illas opes quis custodit, quis tuetur, quis denique nobis lectoribus patefacit atque largitur? nempe doctissimo illi bibliothecariorum ordini, quorum principes atque signiferos hodie honoramus, referimus acceptum. hic enim quem primum produco, bibliothecae opulentissimae praepositum quae nescio an uberiorem librorum copiam quam quaevis alia possideat, nequaquam subtili illi Senecae philosophi crimini obnoxius est: Quo innumerabiles libros et bibliothecas, inquit, quarum dominus vix tota vita indices perlegit? rem enim habemus cum protobibliothecario qui libros censeat legendos esse utendos pervolutandos, qui ipse omne Musarum curriculum percurrerit, qui ingentes bibliothecae suae opes universis aperuerit, machinis computatricibus excogitatis ingeniosissimis quibus freti omnia in promptu habemus etiam nos qui sumus fortasse ad talia paullo hebetiores. Thomae enim cuiusdam auxilium licet invocare, qui (ut miremur) omnem dubitationem, omnem haesitationem penitus expellit. hic cum olim studiis inter nos maximo cum fructu incubuisset, postea doctrinam cum in Russia tum in Finnia tum inter Francogallos est consecutus. ipsius scripta ad Russiam Russorumque annales praecipue spectant, et quidem contigit huic ut illam gentem penitus cognosceret primum florente adhuc tyrannide ista dein labante ac corruente tum denique profligata atque conlapsa; neque quemquam inveneritis qui doctius aptiusve tam grandem tamque implicatam materiam tractavit.

Praesento Balliolensis Balliolensem Balliolensi virum in primis eruditum, doctrinam suam ceteris libentissime impertientem, bibliothecae summae rectorem eminentissimum, Iacobum Hadley Billington, honoribus plurimis cumulatum, ut admittatur honoris causa ad gradum Doctoris in Litteris.


It is always a pleasure to welcome guests of great distinction, and to admit them to the highest honours which are in our power to bestow; but today we feel an especial satisfaction, as we greet an outstanding group of those people, without whose devoted hard work we should be unable to make any progress in our own scholarly activities. We all know the famous declaration of the poet Milton: A good book is the precious life blood of a master spirit. But who is it who takes charge of the books, who looks after them, and who duly produces them and makes them available to us as readers? For that we owe a debt of gratitude to the noble army of Librarians: and today we are honouring some of their leading representatives. Dr Billington, whom I present first, presides over a Library of enormous resources, which possesses more books, perhaps, than any other. He is very far from being subject to the feline charge of the ancient philosopher Seneca, who asked, `What is the point of all those books and those great libraries, when the owner barely, in his whole life, reads through the list of titles?' On the contrary, we have before us a man convinced that books are for use and are meant to be read. He is thoroughly acquainted with the whole range of humane subjects, and he has worked to make the riches of his Library generally accessible, using computerised equipment of enormous power, which secures easy access even for those of us who are not, perhaps, highly computer literate. There is a program called Thomas, which—surprisingly—is free from doubt or ambiguity of any kind. Dr Billington studied here in Oxford with success; thereafter he pursued his studies in Russia, in Finland, and in France. His own published work is mostly on Russian literature and history—he had the good fortune to know Russia both before and after the collapse of the Communist system—and he handles those enormous and highly complex subjects with the greatest erudition and insight.

A Balliol Orator presents to a Balliol Chancellor a Balliol man, James Hadley Billington, the recipient of many honours, a great scholar, a great communicator of scholarship, and the Head of a very great Library, for admission to the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.

Chief Executive of the British Library

Cum sit unanimo hominum Oxoniensium fere universorum consensu bibliothecarum universarum facile princeps illa nostra Bodleiana, tum ne nos quidem ignoramus alias esse quasdam quae celebritatem nonnullam, facultates obtineant haudquaquam spernendas, ac praecipue illam Londiniensem, quae sibi populi ipsius summo iure vindicat nomen.


namque haec tantum alias inter caput extulit aulas,
quantum lenta solent inter viburna cupressi:


ut ea quae Tityrus Vergilianus de urbe Roma cecinit leviter quidem detorta in urbem Londinium conferam inque bibliothecam amplissimam quam haec duos iam annos gubernat. nondum desunt, credo, ei qui in bibliothecis nihil inesse nisi pulverem araneas semesa antiquitatis monumenta sibi fingant, senes morosos obsoleto vestitu conspicuos versari inter armaria; quorum ineptias si in hoc hominum humanissimorum coetu opus esset refutare, haec ipsa quam produco, adeo est et strenua et ingeniosa, penitus redarguere videretur. paene dixerim hanc in bibliotheca natam esse et educatam, quae iuvenis admodum in Bodleiana munus obierit, rei bibliothecariae Londini incubuerit, longum et onerum et honorum cursum in Londiniensi perfecerit, in Universitate Liodensi pro Vice-Cancellario res administrarit, aliquamdiu clarissimo calculatorum collegio adscripta sit, tandem ad Bibliothecam Britannicam revocata totum illud negoti genus dirigat quod in omni notitiae, omni scientiae genere technicis modis transmittendo constat. nam his praesertim temporibus permulta sunt quae in libris longum esset exquirere, lectores autem plurimi quibus opus est et investigationes involutissimas brevi tempore conficere et doctrinam abstrusissimam sine mora eruere, erutam collegis communicare, communicatam atque emendatam facere publici iuris. quae omnia multo pluribus hominibus aditum ad immensas illius Bibliothecae facultates celerem ac simplicem munient.

Praesento doctrinae fautricem efficacissimam, scientiae interpretem ingeniosissimam, totius litterarum rei publicae administram eminentissimam, Lynne Janie Brindley, ut admittatur honoris causa ad gradum Doctoris in Litteris.


We in Oxford are pretty generally of the opinion that the best of all libraries is our very own Bodleian; but even we are aware that there are some others which possess a certain fame, and which dispose of not entirely negligible holdings. Especially is that true of the one in London which deserves to bear the proud name of the British Library; and it is that which for two years now has been run by Ms Lynne Brindley. We could slightly adapt the lines of the poet Virgil and say of London, and of its Library, in comparison with others:

This, like a lofty cypress tree, o'ertops
The humble summits of the shrubby copse.


We are of course aware that some people still imagine that libraries contain only dust, cobwebs, and worm eaten antiquities, with a few aged figures in old-fashioned clothes roaming about among the shelves. In so civilised a company as this, that crass view hardly calls for refutation; but if it did, then Ms Brindley, with her energy and efficiency, would by herself suffice to refute it. One might almost say she was born and bred in a library. When very young she served a term in the Bodleian; then she studied librarianship in London. She worked her way through a long series of jobs and promotions in the University of Leeds, including a term as Pro-Vice Chancellor; then she worked for a celebrated firm of accountants, before being called back to the British Library, where she is in charge of the transmission of information by technology. Nowadays there are many areas of knowledge in which reference to print would be too slow, and many readers who need prompt answers to complicated enquiries, and who are anxious to get information quickly, to pass it on to colleagues immediately, and to get a corrected version into print as soon as possible. These developments promise speedy and straight-forward access for great numbers of people to the vast resources of the Library.

I present Lynne Janie Brindley, powerful in her promotion of scholarship, ingenious in the communication of information, and outstanding in her service to the whole learned community, for admission to the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.

Chairman of the Arts and Humanities Research Board

Ecce prodit honorandus vir qui cum in plurimis Academiis stipendia eventu felicissimo meruerit tandem Oxoniam inter nos [oikothen oikade] reversus eorum se gregi adiunxit qui animalium naturam oculis intentis scrutantur interpretantur. avium praecipue mores tam accurate observat quam nemo umquam augur. quaestio vetustissima est quam frustra temptaverunt homines animantium periti ac mehercle imperiti, quo modo fiat ut volucres certo tempore ova pariant, cum nondum abundet cibus, pulli autem tum denique nascantur, cum copia adsit alimenti; et quidem simul quaesivimus, passim in bestiis admirabilem huius modi ordinem invenimus. hic est qui horologium quoddam innatum repperit, quo gubernantur animantia quae cum sint rationis expertia tamen vitam bene distinctam degere videntur. vir qui bestiarum fecunditatem tam accurate inspexit ipse in scribendo est fecundissimus: plures enim libellos conscripsit quam plerique legerunt. virum tanto ingenio tantaque industria praeditum mox ad summos honores promoverunt collegae, qui et in Societate Regia munere functus sit ut honorifico ita oneroso, et in Universitate sua Vice-Cancellari locum, quem splendidam quandam servitutem esse nemo nescit, octo annos obierit; quae omnia, cum sint maxima, minoris tamen momenti sunt quam quod civibus suis praesto est quotiens summis de rebus disceptatur. cum lues ista quae insaniam secum ferebat in pecudes impetum fecisset, ad hunc itum est; hic est qui bis in Academiis universis investigationes ipsas censura gravi investigavit; hic est e delectis qui cavent ne caelum mare terra sordibus inquinetur; hic in re pecuniaria plurimum pollet, cui totiens mandatum sit ut curet ne homines docti ipsaeque Academiae aut penuria laborent aut luxuria diffluant; hic quindecemviris praesidet qui artium litterarumque studiosis pecuniam dispensant; hic denique se bibliothecis doctrinaeque novae amicissimum praestitit.

Praesento academiarum censorem austerum, bibliothecarum patronum benevolum, hominum academicorum efficacissimum in re publica, rem publicam administrantium eruditissimum, Brian Follett, Equitem Auratum, Societatis Regiae Sodalem, ut admittatur honoris causa ad gradum Doctoris in Litteris.


The next of our honorands is a man who has passed his career in many Universities, but who has made his home from home and settled among us in Oxford, where he works with those who study animal behaviour. He has made a closer study of the behaviour of birds than was made by any Roman augur. There is a very long-standing question, which has attracted attention and unsuccessful attempts at a solution from many experts in the field, and indeed also from many amateurs: how does it come about that birds lay their eggs in a season when there is little in the way of food, but the young are actually born at a time when food is plentiful? As soon as we put this question, it is evident that nature abounds in instances of just such orderly behaviour. It is Sir Brian Follett who described the working of an inborn clock which controls the behaviour of creatures which, while not in our sense rational, none the less live a life marked by orderly succession. It is perhaps appropriate that a man who has worked so closely on the fertility of animals should himself have been so fertile in scientific production: he has written more scientific papers than many scientists have read. From a quiet academic existence he was impelled into a career, in part, of public service. His colleagues were not slow to promote a man of such outstanding energy and ability to high professional honours: he has held an honorific but also taxing position in the Royal Society, while in his University he was for eight years Vice-Chancellor, a position which we all know to be a kind of splendid servitude. These things, however, important as they are, are still less significant than his readiness to serve the community in matters of the very greatest weight. When our cattle were struck by mad cow disease, recourse was had to Sir Brian; he has twice been at the heart of the Research Assessment Exercise in Universities; he serves on the Committee to protect the Environment. And he is a figure of power in financial affairs, who has repeatedly been called in to advise on academic expenditure, lest we in the Universities should be either crushed by poverty or demoralised by excessive opulence. Recently he has proved to be an ally of libraries and the new forms of information technology.

I present Sir Brian Follett, FRS, the strict assessor of Universities, the generous patron of libraries, the most practical of academics, the most academic of practical men, for admission to the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.

President and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Public Library

Honorandorum agmen claudit Protobibliothecarius qui plerumque scriptoribus Francogallicis vacavit, et eis praesertim qui tria abhinc saecula florebant scribebant altercabantur: nam genus irritabile vatum, ut cum Horatio poeta dicam, tum vel praecipue litibus iurgiisque gaudebat. quorum notitiam tam luculento successu provexit ut a senatu populoque Francogallico summis honoribus sit iure honestatus. verissime autem dixit vir facundissimus M.Cicero poetas, omnium bonarum artium doctores atque scriptores, et legendos esse et pervolutandos; haud mirum igitur hunc qui poetarum opera tam attente legisset se tandem ad librorum curationem bibliothecasque convertisse. in urbe nostra libros aliquot iuris publici fecit, cum plurimos alibi protulerit vir fecunditate admirabili insignis, qui tam singulorum ingenia quam saeculi totius mores sententiasque summa doctrina, summo acumine inlustrat. olim breve tempus Parisiis consumpsit hic, sed multi iam anni sunt ex quo urbem Novum Eboracum admirabili constantia incolit, ubi cum studiis magna cum laude institisset diu cursum academicum prosecutus ad summum ut videbatur cacumen provectus Collegio praeclaro praesidebat. sed ne tam excelsum quidem magistratum adepto requiescere licebat: ad summum Bibliothecarum urbanarum gubernaculum avocatus provinciam moderatur amplissimam, quae centum fere aedificia complexa ingentem civium multitudinem delectat erudit format. tempus me deficiat si tantam librorum congeriem enumerare, ne dicam enarrare coner. sed hic ne tanta quidem copia contentus, cum omnia omnium scriptorum opera collegisse videatur, se re vera providentem esse demonstrat: machinas computatrices, sine quarum auxilio viri docti hodierni in dies magis magisque haerent, hic intellegit promovet laudat; et quidem nuperrime librum curavit edendum, doctum, Iuppiter et laboriosum, quo explicatum invenimus quantas partes hic quoque acturae sint istius modi machinae.

Praesento virum doctissimum, annalium scriptorem facundissimum, bibliothecarium summum, Paulum Leclerc, ut admittatur honoris causa ad gradum Doctoris in Litteris.


I present a Librarian whose scholarly production has been mainly devoted to French literature, and in particular to those writers who in the eighteenth century flourished, wrote, and quarrelled; for what the poet Horace called `the irritable race of poets' never enjoyed disputes and feuds more than at that time. His work has been so distinguished that he has deserved and received very high honours from the French Republic. What the great orator Marcus Cicero said is true, when he called poets the teachers and authorities of all civilisation, adding that their works should be read and reread with close attention; so it is by a natural progression that Dr Leclerc, a close and attentive reader of poetry, should have turned to librarianship and to the care of books. He has published several books in Oxford, although the bulk of his impressively large and varied output has seen the light in other places; it illuminates, with great learning and insight, not only individuals of genius but also the whole mental world of their time. He spent a short time in Paris, but he has passed most of his career, with praiseworthy single-mindedness, in New York. There he crowned a distinguished academic career with appointment as President of Hunter College. It might have seemed that there were no further steps for him to climb, but even in that lofty position he did not come to rest. He was called to the Presidency of the whole library system of New York, in which position he rules an enormous empire with nearly a hundred buildings, which plays a vital role in the education and cultural formation of the city's multitudes of citizens. It would be a hopeless task to attempt to list or even to describe the wealth of publications which the Library contains; but Dr Leclerc, not content with having amassed what appears to be the whole of world literature, shows himself to be truly forward looking. He is an enthusiast for computers, he encourages their use, he understands them; and scholarship nowadays is increasingly helpless without them. He recently was responsible for a collective volume, learned and weighty, which sets out to explain the important role which such technology will play in the future.

I present Paul Leclerc, a scholar of high distinction, a most productive writer of history, and a supreme Librarian, for admission to the honorary degree of Doctor of Letters.


The Prize has been awarded to matthew nicholls, St John's College.


Regulations for the activities and conduct of student members

At a meeting held on 1 November 2002 the Rules Committee confirmed under section 5 of Statute XI the Regulations made by the Proctors on 5 July 2002 (to assist the transfer of subordinate legislation from former Title XIII of Statutes to new Statute XI), as published in the Gazette (Supplement (2) to No. 4630, 24 July 2002, pp. 1537--41).


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

Professorship of Social Psychiatry

The Principal of Somerville 
(Chairman)                         Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The President of Kellogg           ex officio
Professor D. Goldberg              Council
Professor E. Johnstone             Council
Professor G. Goodwin               Medical Sciences Board
Professor R.A. Mayou               Medical Sciences Board
Professor R. Fitzpatrick           Medical Sciences Board
Professor P. Tyrer                 Medical Sciences Board
Mrs J. Waldren                     Oxfordshire Mental Healthcare NHS Trust
Professor D. Mant                  Kellogg 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).


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

For the University's regulations in respect of sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing duties see Sect. I, § 5A of Council Regulations 24 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, pp. 372–4, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002 (Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461)). Application forms and advice on individuals' entitlement may be obtained from:

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

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

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

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

3. Sabbatical leave in advance of entitlement

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

4. Applications for leave to hold some public offices

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

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

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

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

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

5. Applications for certain research awards

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

6. Applications for special unpaid leave

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

(i) providing academic benefit to the University;

(ii) providing a career development opportunity for the individual, hence aiding staff retention.

Activities under these criteria might include visiting another institution to study specialised laboratory techniques, taking up a visiting lecturership or visiting professorship at a prestigious department abroad, an extended period of fieldwork, etc.

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

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

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

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

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

7. Special paid leave

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

8. Stipendiary arrangements

Sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing duties: leave will be granted with stipend (although it may be granted without stipend if taken for the purpose of holding a remunerated visiting appointment under 6 above).

Leave to hold a public office: leave will be granted without stipend.

Leave to hold a research award: the arrangements vary depending on the regulations governing the award, but it is normal for individuals holding such awards to continue to receive their usual university stipend, the awarding body either providing funds to make a replacement appointment or reimbursing the University for the individual's salary costs.

Special leave: leave will normally be granted without stipend, but see 7 above.

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

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


The Business Liaison Unit has been set up to build on Oxford's excellent track record of collaboration with industry, and to act as a gateway for high technology business into the University.

The Unit has been established using discrete government funding designed to help higher educational institutions forge closer relations with business. This initiative marks the first step in developing a permanent third stream of funding, alongside teaching and research, from 2003--4 onwards.

In addition to promoting industrial contacts and raising the University's profile within the local business community, the Business Liaison Unit advises companies on appropriate access routes into the University, making sure that that local businesses benefit from the research, consultancy, training, and development that the University offers.

Based at Ewert House in Summertown, the Business Liaison Unit is led by the University's Regional Liaison Director, Joe Barclay (telephone: Oxford (2)80861, e-mail: joe.barclay@blu.ox.ac.uk). Mr Barclay is supported by three Business Liaison Managers:

Dr Tony Klepping—Physical Sciences (telephone: (2)80863, e-mail: tony.klepping@blu.ox.ac.uk)

Dr Mark Bowman—Life Sciences (telephone: (2)80864, e-mail: mark.bowman@blu.ox.ac.uk)

Steven Wilson—IT/Communications (telephone: (2)80866, e-mail: steven.wilson@blu.ox.ac.uk)

Any member of the University wishing to find out more about the work of the BLU should contact one of the Business Liaison Managers on the numbers given above. General enquiries should be directed to Nicola Shepard on (telephone: Oxford (2)80862, e-mail: nicola.shepard@blu.ox.ac.uk).

The Business Liaison Unit's Web address is: http://www.blu.ox.ac.uk.


Exhibition now open

`Crucible'—recent paintings by Phil Morsmann (Mon.–Fri., 12 noon–2 p.m., until Thur. 28 Nov.)

The exhibition is in the Jerwood Room, Lady Margaret Hall. Opening times are subject to college commitments—intending visitors are advised to check with the college lodge (telephone: (2)74300) before visiting.


Exhibition now open

Margaret O'Rorke: recent work (until 22 November)

The exhibition is open subject to college commitments—intending visitors are advised to check with the college by telephoning Oxford (2)74100 befor visiting.



Amended notice

PROFESSOR CHARLES WYPLOSZ, Graduate Institute of International Studies, Geneva, will deliver the Europaeum Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is by ticket, obtainable by telephoning (2)84482 (or e-mail: euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Fiscal discipline in the monetary union: rules or institutions?'

A panel discussion will be held directly after the lecture, in the Taylor Institution. The speakers will be Professor Ray Barrell, Senior Research Fellow, National Institute for Economic and Social Research; Professor Giorgio Basevi, Professor of Economics, University of Bologna; and Professor David Vines.

Note: the round table discussion formerly announced for Saturday, 23 November, in Balliol College, will not now take place.


PROFESSOR MARK GREENE, John Eckman Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Newton-Abraham Visiting Professor 2002–3, will deliver the Newton-Abraham Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 18 November, in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Subject: `The origin and reversal of cancer.'


Public Understanding of Science Lecture

PROFESSOR BARUCH S. BLUMBERG, Director, NASA Astrobiology Institute, Arnes Research Center, California, and Nobel prize-winner, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 19 December, in the University Museum.

Subject: `Biology in space.'


Biophysical Chemistry Seminar Series

PROFESSOR GRAHAM RICHARDS will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 December, in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Subject: `Pattern recognition and grid computing in drug discovery.'


Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Room, the Oxford Eye Hospital. Details of the 25 November seminar will be announced later.

Convener: J.M. Tiffany, MA, University Lecturer in Ophthalmology.

18 Nov.: `Reviving enzymes from cataracts.'

2 Dec.: `New findings in the tear film.'

A.-M. DEMETRIADES, Baltimore
16 Dec.: `Periocular gene transfer in the treatment of ocular neovascularisation.'

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).

The presentation by Dr Isabel Quiroga, originally announced for 12 November, will now take place on 19 November.

19 Nov.: `The role of MICA and MICB in renal transplantation.'

26 Nov.: `Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.'

3 Dec.: `Non-heart beating donor renal transplantation.'

10 Dec.: `The effects of laparoscopic fundoplication on oesophageal body and lower oesophageal sphincter function.'

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures: Hilary Term meetings

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR J. PICKARD, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
17 Jan.: `The modern management of ICP and CSF disturbances.'

PROFESSOR R. FRACKOWIAK, Leopold Müller Functional Imaging Laboratory, Institute of Neurology
Subject: `Functional and structural neuroimaging in the clinical context.'

PROFESSOR P. INCE, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
14 Mar.: `The neuropathology of a vascular dementia.'


Sub-faculty of Spanish: Rafael Alberti Centenary Lecture

PROFESSOR DEREK GAGEN, University of Wales, Swansea, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 19 November, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Subject: ` "Muerte y juicio": Rafael Alberti's poetry of (dis)belief.'


Graduate Students' Colloquia

ANTHONY NEWCOMB, University of California, Berkeley, will give a seminar in this series at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 November, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The lecture is open to the public. There is no charge for admission.

Subject: `The authority of the notated musical text in Italian musical culture c.1570–1620.'


Philosophy of Mathematics Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room, the Philosophy Centre, 10 Merton Street.

Convener: D.R. Isaacson, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in the Philosophy of Mathematics.

21 Nov.: `The comparison of mathematics with narrative.'

5 Dec.: `Philosophical significance of complex conjugation.'


The theory and politics of civil society

The following seminars will be held from 1.45 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Rothermere American Institute. The series will continue in Hilary Term and Trinity Term. Papers will be precirculated to participants. Those wishing to attend the seminars should register their interest in good time. All enquiries should be directed to Paul Bou-Habib (telephone: (2)82718, e-mail: paul.bou-habib@socres.ox.ac.uk). Web site: http://www.law.ox.ac.uk/jurisprudence/civilsociety.htm.

18 Nov.: `Value pluralism and moral universalism.'

25 Nov.: `Trust, confidence, and social boundaries.'


MR FARISH NOOR, International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 20 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `The prospects for progressive Islam today, with special reference to south-east Asia.'

MRS SONIA GANDHI, President, Indian National Congress, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 29 November, in the Examination Schools. Admission will be free, by ticket only, obtainable from the OCIS (telephone: Oxford (2)78730, fax: 248942).

Subject: `Conflict and co-existence in our age.'


Lecture series

PROFESSOR SANJAY SUBRAHMANYAM will lecture at 11 a.m. on Mondays, 11 November–2 December, in the Instituto Camoes Centre.

Subject: `Shifting perspectives on Portuguese Asia, 1500–1700.'

Other lectures

The following lectures will be given at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

DR LUÍS KRUS, Univ. Nova Lisbon
14 Nov.: `The Portuguese representation of an Hispanic noble community in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries.' (This lecture will be given in French)

21 Nov.: `Princely and royal courts—English, Netherlandish, and Iberian.'

Conference: Jornada de Estudos Camonianos

This one-day conference devoted to the life and works of Luís de Camoes, organised by the Sub-faculty of Portuguese with the collaboration of the Instituto Camoes Centre in Oxford and Programa Lusitânia, will be held on Friday, 22 November, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in St Peter's College. For the full programme of the meeting and inscriptions, contact the Sub-faculty of Portuguese Studies, 47 Wellington Square, or the Instituto Camoes Centre.


Refugee Studies Centre

Harrell-Bond Lecture

PROFESSOR V. MUNTARBHORN, Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, will deliver the Harrell-Bond Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 November, in Rhodes House.

Subject: `Human trafficking and smuggling: implications for the refugee protection system.'


Archaeology in the Science Area

ANGELA BOYLE of Oxford Archaeology will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in the University Museum.

Subject: `Shedding new light on old bone: earlier prehistoric burial in Oxford.'


Canada Seminars

H.E. MR MEL CAPPE, High Commissioner for Canada, will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Enquiries should be directed to Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The Privy Council, the public service, and the peaceful transition of power in Canada.'


European Studies Centre

New dimensions in Italian public policy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's College (70 Woodstock Road).

DTT.SSA PAOLA MANACORDA, Communications Regulatory Authority
15 Nov.: `Media and telecommunications.' (Discussant: Mark Thatcher, LSE)

SENATOR STEFANO PASSIGLI, author of numerous parliamentary bills on conflict of interest regulation
22 Nov.: `The politics and legislation of conflicts of interest.' (Discussant: David Hine)


Alan Tayler Lecture

PROFESSOR HELMUT NEUNZERT will deliver the annual Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 25 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The lecture is sponsored by the Smith Institute.

Subject: `What did we "Europeans" learn from Alan Tayler?'


Chatham Lecture

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, MP, will deliver the fifth Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `How might the Right right itself?'


Public lecture

MISS GERTRUD SEIDMANN, FSA, Research Associate, the Institute of Archaeology, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the Haldane Room, Wolfson College.

Subject: `Jewish marriage rings.'


GILLIAN VOGELSANG-EASTWOOD will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 November, in the Pauling Centre. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: `Iranian regional dress: beyond the chador.'


DR ANDREW NASH will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 21 November, in the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: ` "The Dead should be protected from their own carelessness": collected editions of Robert Louis Stevenson, 1894–1924.'

Grants and Research Funding


The Oxford University Research Services Office (RSO) 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). The RSO 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.'

The RSO 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 the RSO. 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 the RSO, its publications and administrative processes is available at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/.

Research Funding Information

The RSO 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 RSO's 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/

Research-related 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, which carries research-related news other than funding opportunities, 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 the RSO 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, the RSO 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 RSO's Research Grants Office (RGO).

The administrative arrangements for submitting research funding applications are available from the RSO's 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 the Research Services Office, or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the RSO satellite office at the Medical School Offices 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 RSO's Research Grants Office (telephone: (2)70146), or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the RSO satellite office, the Medical School Offices, 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 RSO's Research Contracts Office (RCO) 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 the RSO 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 RSO's 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 RSO's Research Contracts Office (telephone: (2)70039).

General enquiries

General enquiries to the RSO 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

The University's Research Services Office (RSO) 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 avaiable 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/bboard.htm) 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://fundingopps.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 with an `ox.ac.uk' e-mail account.

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

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

If you would like more information about these or any other services provided via the RSO, 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).

Examinations and Boards


With the approval of the relevant divisional board, the following appointments and reappointment have been made and title conferred for the periods stated.




Modern History

JAN-GEORG DEUTSCH (MA Hanover, PH.D. London, Habilitation Humboldt-University Berlin). In Modern History. Fellow-elect of St Cross College. From 1 December 2002 to 30 November 2007.



MATTHEW JOHN SOTERIOU, MA (BA, M.PHIL., PH.D. London). In Philosophy. Fellow of Magdalen College. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2005.




STEPHEN COLEMAN, (MA, PH.D. London). In e-Democracy. Fellow of Jesus College. From 28 October 2002 to 30 September 2004.


Conferment of title

RODERICK MURRAY BAGSHAW, BA, BCL. In Law. Fellow-elect of Magdalen College. From 1 October 2002 to the retiring age.

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


All Souls College and Jesus College

SIR HROTHGAR JOHN HABAKKUK, MA (MA Cambridge), FBA, F.R.HIST.S., 3 November 2002; Chichele Professor of Economic History and Fellow of All Souls College 1950--67; Principal of Jesus College 1967--84; Vice-Chancellor 1973--7; Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College 1988--2001; Honorary Fellow, Jesus College 1984, All Souls College 2001; St John's College, Cambridge 1971; Pembroke College, Cambridge 1973; President, University College, Swansea 1975--84 and Honorary Fellow 1991; Hon. D.LITT. Wales 1971; Cambridge 1973; Pennsylvania 1975; Kent 1978; Ulster 1984; Foreign Member, American Philosophical Society; American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Lincoln College

WILLIAM JAMES BROOKS, 29 June 2002; commoner 1984–7. Aged 37.

ZBIGNIEW T. DUNDZINSKI, 5 June 2002; 1951.

JAMES JOHN GUNNING, MBE, 12 August 2002; commoner 1952–5. Aged 71.

RALPH LINDSAY HARRY, AC, CBE, 7 October 2002; commoner 1938–40. Aged 85.

MARRYAT TELFORD HORNSBY, 7 July 2002. Aged 86.

MICHAEL ROBERT HOUSE, 6 August 2002; 1963. Aged 71.

MAX BEVERLEY IFILL, 1 October 2002; commoner 1952–5. Aged 82.

ARTHUR POLLARD, 7 June 2002; commoner 1948–53. Aged 79.

WLADIMIR ZWALF, 15 September 2002; commoner 1952–55.

St Hugh's College

MRS CATHERINE EDITH MAY ALCOCK (née Messent); English Language and Literature 1921.

MRS CECIL MARY ALGIE (née Upton); Modern History 1937.

MRS JOAN CYNTHIA CAMRASS (née Heslop); Geography 1944. Aged 76.

MISS PATRICIA ADELAIDE CROWSLEY; Exhibitioner in Classics 1952.

MRS BARBARA WINIFRED DAWKINS (née Brown); Geography 1941. Aged 79.

MISS ANNE HYNDE ELLIOTT; Classics 1938. Aged 82.

MRS LORNA CHARLOTTE HONOR FISHER (née Symonds); Classics 1932. Aged 89.

LADY BARBARA PROCTOR (née Barbara Forbes Adam); Modern History 1936. Aged 85.

DR HOMAI SHROFF; English Language and Literature 1956.

MRS ADALINE JOY WALMSLEY (née Parker); Modern Languages 1938. Aged 80.



St Hugh's College: Artist in Residence

Liz Moon, artist-in-residence at St Hugh's for Michaelmas Term, is a figurative painter. She is interested in how people inhabit their everyday space, in their form and movement. In St Hugh's, she is working on a number of images of college life—the progress of which can be seen between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, in the West Lodge `Studio'. This can be aproached from Canterbury Road, through the Swan Gates, at the top of the drive. She is also running a figure drawing group on Thursday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.


Tracey Emin

Artist Tracey Emin talks about her work at The Oxford Union on Tues., 26 Nov., at 5 p.m. to coincide with her exhibition This is Another Place (10 Nov.,–19 Jan.) at Modern Art Oxford, the new name of the Museum of Modern Art. This is a free event and is organised by The Oxford Union in conjunction with Modern Art Oxford and the Department of History of Art, Oxford University. Visitors to Modern Art Oxford will be able to enjoy free admission to a new exhibition programme. Changes to the building include a new entrance space in which a range of activities will take place, lighter and more open gallery space, and a revived cafe. Modern Art Oxford, 30 Pembroke Street, is open Tues.,–Sat., 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sun., 12–5 p.m. Closed Mon. Late openings on event eves. Tel.: 01865 722733 or visit www.modernartoxford.org.uk.


The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Russian classics: Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Rachmaninov's Second Piano Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Fifth Symphony. Conductor Nick Mumby; piano Jonathan Darnborough. Tues., 26 Nov., 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £12, £5 available from the Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305, or www.ticketsoxford.com.

Mendelssohn, Elijah: Oxford Harmonic Society: The Orchestra of Stowe Opera. Conductor Robert Secret with members of Oxford High School. Soloists: Nataliya Kompaniyets-Jouri, Linda Hibberd, Christopher Lemmings, Edward Wade. Sat., 16 Nov., 8 p.m., The Town Hall. 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.

Varsity Match

The Oxford University Society (OUS) invites you to Twickenham on Tues., 10 Dec., for this Oxford v Cambridge rugby classic! Join our party for guided Museum of Rugby tour, our picnic, and some of the best seats in the Stadium. £32.50, or £25.50 for seats only. Please contact Rodney Buckton, Projects Manager OUS, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB. Tel.: 01865 278184; fax: 01865 288086; e-mail: rodney.buckton@ousoc.ox.ac.uk.

Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research 2002 Seminar Series: 20 Nov., 5.30 p.m.; Lynda Clarke (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), `Recent changes in children's family circumstances', SG03, Research Centre, Oxford Brookes.

New College School

Open Morning: Sat., 16 Nov. All parents and boys are welcome; tours round the school; opportunities to talk to all members of staff; displays; music rehearsals; Saturday Arts programme; drama classes. New College School, 2 Savile Road (off Mansfield Road) Oxford OX1 3UA. Tel: 01865 243657.

400th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

`Wonderful things from 400 years of collecting: The Bodleian Library 1602–2002': a rare opportunity to see some of the Bodleian's greatest treasures, including the Shakespeare First Folio, the famous Gutenberg Bible, and some wonderful newly-acquired gems. A feast of world-famous treats for all booklovers. Open until 21 Dec., in the Bodleian Library Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrange. Mon.–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m., Sat., 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Admission free.

Popham Hairdressing

Our proposition is simple, to provide a design, cutting, and colouring service, which combines classic standards with modernist thinking. One North Parade, Oxford. For appointments call: 01865 517040, or e-mail us through our Web site: www.davidpopham.com.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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

Oxford University Research Staff Society

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

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

New Bookshop in St Aldate's: St Philip's Books (proprietor Christopher Zealley) has opened a bookroom at 82 St Aldate's, Oxford (entrance in passageway beneath the Elizabeth Restaurant). We carry over 8,000 rare, secondhand, and new books, chiefly in the areas of Theology and History. Callers welcome between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.–Sat. Collections or single volumes purchased for stock (tel.: 01865 202182). Web site at: www.stphilipsbooks.co.uk.


Book Sale

The Department of Educational Studies Library is holding a withdrawn books sale all week, from 10 a.m. on 2 December, to 5 p.m. on 6 December, in the Reception area at 15 Norham Gardens. Books will be £1 each on Monday and £1 a bag on Friday. Proceeds to Library book funds. Donations will also be accepted for Book Aid International.


Services Offered

Painting and decorating: for a prompt, friendly and professional service in Oxford or London, contact Tony for a quotation. Tel.: 07773 764791.

Horological services for your ailing apparatus. Thirty years of expertise in all types of clocks and barometers, of which many of these have been restored for the University over the years. Quotations are free. All work is fully guaranteed. Please phone Paul Carroll, Oxford Longcase Clocks on 01865 779660.

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

For effortless entertaining, SugarPepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home/chosen venue. From canapé receptions, buffets and dinner parties to christenings, weddings, Christmas and New Year celebrations. Tailor-made menus to suit your requirements. All enquiries welcome. Tel.: 01865 791136.

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


Tuition Offered

Piano lessons and accompanying: all ages and levels welcome. Contact Ana Mladenovic, experienced pianist and piano teacher. Tel.: 01865 778248 or 07779 580235. E- mail: pujsana@hotmail.com.

Situations Vacant

New College School—Pre-preparatory Department Year 1 Teacher: a teacher is required for a small class of boys aged 5--6 years in an active, well-organised pre-prep department. Suitable applicants should send a CV and the names and addresses of two referees to: the Principal, New College School, Savile Road, Oxford OX1 3UA. Tel. and fax: 01865 243657.

Academic Director for US overseas study program. Oxford graduate (advanced degree) around 30 years preferred with some administration experience, ability to meet deadlines and to plan ahead. Salary £30–£40k depending. Hours could be flexible. Send CV to Dr Richardson, 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, OX1 1UD.

Editor and Publications Manager: Inscape Fine Art Study Tours needs an experienced editor to manage programmes, newsletters, mail-shots, and publicity material. The successful applicant will be expected to commission and edit texts, write original copy, schedule the year's work, and oversee production from copy to print. He/she will work closely with the Directors, the designer, and administrators in the office (twelve miles north of Oxford); some work may be done from home. A flair for attractive, intelligent writing is essential, as is an eye for detail and accuracy. Some art historical knowledge would be an advantage; publicity skills/experience useful. AppleMacs only. Part-time, start Jan 2003. Generous pay/holidays. CVs with s.a.e. by 30 Nov. to Caroline Friend, Inscape Fine Art Study Tours Ltd., Austins Farm, High Street, Stonesfield, Witney OX29 8SU. Tel.: 01993 891726; www.inscapetours.co.uk.

Houses to Let

Four-bedroom semi-detached house for rent 6 Jan.–29 Apr.; located in Summertown, close to shops, schools; 2 reception rooms, study, front and back gardens, fitted kitchen, gas c.h., washing-machine and dryer; TVs, computer link. £1,500 p.c.m. plus utility bills. Tel.: 01865 558543, e-mail: michael.vickers@jesus.ox.ac.uk.

Old Boar's Hill, 4 miles to Oxford city centre: Tinkerbell Cottage; quiet, charming rural location; outstanding views; newly decorated; 2 bedrooms, large private garden; furnished or unfurnished. Long or short let. £775 p.c.m. Ann Loescher. Tel.: 01865 735305, e-mail: gil@loescher.freeserve.co.uk.

Three-storey cottage in Summertown available for Michaelmas and Hilary terms 2002–3 with 3 bedrooms, large light living room with dining area and kitchen with access to rear courtyard garden. There are 2 double bedrooms and 1 single, 1 family bathroom, and basement shower room. The property is offered fully furnished and equipped and is ideal for a mature visitng academic couple or single. Superbly located within walking distance of Summertown shops and facilities, including a direct bus route into Oxford City Centre. Available now at £825 p.c.m. For more details please contact Julia at Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY (tel.: 01865 302344). For a full listing of all our available properties please visit www.finders.co.uk.

House to rent: superb, modern, architect-designed house in residential North Oxford. Easy access to city centre (several bus routes, or walk along road or canal). Quiet location. Easily looked-after garden. Very much has feeling of being out in the country. Very large kitchen/dining room. Large living room upstairs, to take advantage of view over large green open space. Modern furniture. Fully equipped. Central heating. Available Apr.–Aug. 2003. Non-smokers and no children preferred. Tel: Oxford 511825 (evenings or Sundays); e-mail: l.lyons@physics.ox.ac.uk.

Two-bedroom modern terrace house with small garden: fully furnished and fitted, gas c.h., washer/drier. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac next to Saïd Business School between Oxford city centre and the railway station, with own parking space. £870 p.c.m., 2 months' deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 516615, fax: 01865 516616, or e-mail: macdonaldreynell@aol.com.

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.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Rd., Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Flats to Let

Flat in Victorian house, Iffley Road, 1 mile city centre: large sitting- room/kitchen, bedroom, bathroom/shower, rent to include Council Tax, hot water, some c.h. £560 p.c.m. (low because not self-contained in daytime). Tel.: 01869 350372.

Semi-basement flat to let, Warnborough Road. £600 p.c.m. Available immediately. Enquiries to Jason. Tel.: 07769 676796.

Christmas let: comfortable, sunny flat with balcony overlooking garden. Excellent North Oxford location, 20 minutes' walk from centre; lounge, douible bedroom, kitchen, bathroom, parking. No TV or lift. Available 24 Dec.–1 Jan. £350. Tel.: 01865 310254, e-mail: jenny_lunnon@hotmail.com.

Flat on top floor of Folly Bridge Court overlooking the river and close to the city centre available from the beginning of Oct. The flat has 2 bedrooms, 25' living room, kitchen and bathroom. It is well furnished and equipped, with c.h. £600 p.c.m. Contact Clive Newton on 0207 9361530.

Flat on top floor of Folly Bridge Court overlooking the river and close to the city centre available from the beginning of Oct. The flat has 2 bedrooms, 25' living room, kitchen and bathroom. It is well furnished and equipped, with c.h. £600 p.c.m. Contact Clive Newton on 0207 9361530.

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue–Old Marston, £695 p.c.m., available 6 Jan.: cosy 1-bedroom ground-floor apartment in private position in quiet cul-de-sac offering easy access to the JR Hospital. Furnished. City centre, £895 p.c.m., available 21 Nov.: spacious 2-bedroom apartment with balcony overlooking the Thames and secure underground parking. Furnished. Please call Sarah on 01865 554578, e-mail: sarah@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk, Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Hilary Term let: beautifully proportioned 1-bed apartment within a spacious detached house in the village of Worminghall. Accommodation comprises large hallway, cloakroom, dining room, drawing-room, kitchen, and bedroom with en-suite bathroom. Second bedroom available by negotiation. £1,150 p.c.m. For more information please contact Anna Turner at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clement's, Oxford OX1 4AB. Tel.: 01865 200012, email: annat@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site, www.finders.co.uk.

Flat on top floor of Folly Bridge Court overlooking the river and close to the city centre available from the beginning of Oct. The flat has 2 bedrooms, 25-ft living room, kitchen, and bathroom. It is well furnished and equipped, with c.h. £600 p.c.m. Contact Clive Newton on 0207 9361530.

London–North Ealing: spacious 3-bedroom, first-floor flat in conservation area, close to Ealing North and West Acton tubes, with easy access to North Circular Road and M40. Modern kitchen and bathroom, large living room; part furnished, large wardrobes, wood floors. Character building in green surrounds. £1,500 p.m. Tel.: 0794 1176346, e-mail: vidinova@talk21.com.

Basement studio flat in Victorian house, just south of Summertown. Own access; fully furnished; shower room, modern kitchenette, telephone, TV aerial. £400 p.c.m. incl. of c.h. and council tax, excl. electricity. Suitable 1 quiet non-smoking post graduate/doctor/academic. To let from mid-Nov. Tel.: 07968 567651 eves., view at weekends.

Central north Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Completely newly refurbished ground-floor flat to very high standard, new bathroom, new John Lewis kitchen with washer, dishwasher, dryer, etc., in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy residential suburb, with large, light airy rooms. Double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available Dec., a second-floor flat for short/long let with large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen , bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Serviced Accommodation

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

Accommodation Offered

Furnished room (small double) available in Headington house from 21 Dec., (poss. earlier). Good-natured, quiet profession/postdoc sought to share with 1 other. Amateur classical musician preferred, or someone able to tolerate regular flute and singing practice! £350 p.c.m. excl. Contact 07870 311268 or e-mail: fcw72uk@yahoo.co.uk.

Flexible short-term apartment hire in the centre of Oxford: fully furnished inc. bedlinen and towels; fully equipped kitchen; TV/Video/CD/Cassette/Radio; telephone. Rates from £300 p.w. incl. of utility bills (except telephone calls). Tel.: 01865 557529; e-mail: oxfordbase@yahoo.co.uk.

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

Finders Keepers is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suite shower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £300 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

Accommodation Sought

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.

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 Rent or Exchange

Oxford/Cambridge. Moving from Cambridge to Oxford. Looking for 2- bedroom house or flat in central Oxford to rent, or exchange with 2-bedroom Victorian terrace house in Gwydir Street, central Cambridge (excellent location, nice garden, near railway station and town centre). Moving in mid-Feb. for 2/3 years, but start/end dates could be flexible within that period. Gary Snapper. E-mail: gabrielsnapper@ntworld.com; tel.: 01223 503272.

Holiday Lets

Dordogne/Charente: fully-equipped converted farmhouse; sleeps 10; antique furniture; 2 fireplaces, c.h. Peaceful and quiet. River and lake nearby. Bordeaux 1 hour. 600/1100 euros p.w. Long-term lets also available. Tel.: +33 6 73 472 471; e-mail: a.m.motard@iep.u-bordeaux.fr.

Venice holiday home rentable weekly or termly: an independent mini- flat fully equipped for four in a convenient area between railway station and Rialto bridge near shops, restaurants and boat stops; half an hour by train from Padova. It consists of a small bedroom for 2 and a pleasant living area with divan bed, leading to kitchen area. Carefully furnished by an Anglo-Italian couple who will post further details incl. photos. Tel.: 00 39 644 230361; e-mail: fervas@tiscalinet.it. Euros 390 weekly, inc. services. Reduced rates for terms.

Ski chalet-French Alps-St Gervais Mont Blanc: catered chalet ideally located for rapid access to the resorts of Megeve, Les Contamines, St Gervais, Chamonix and an hour from Geneva Airport, prices from £295 incl. of : half-board, airport transfer, mountain host, transport and full advisory service. Contact Dave Edwards, 01993 878132, e-mail: chalet667@aol.com. More details: www.holidayrentals.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.

Really lovely location in the Upper Tamar Valley on the borders of Devon and Cornwall. Large, comfortable 17th-c., listed farmhouse with 6 double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 2 sitting room, and large farmhouse kitchen. Also available is a recently converted barn with 2 double bedrooms (1 with a 4-poster bed), 2 bath/shower rooms, large open-plan living/dining room/kitchen. Very nicely furnished. Both are stocked with books and games as well as TV and video. Outdoor heated swimming pool, games room (table tennis, pool, bar billiards, darts). Not far from Eden Project, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. Half an hour from coast. Easily accessible from A30 though set in totally secluded peaceful countryside. Privately owned. Contact Michele or Jeremy Smith on 01865 310998 or e-mail: smithatpalla@yahoo.co.uk for more details or look at our Web site: www.pallastreet.co.uk.

House for Sale

Two-bedroom semi-detached bungalow in beautiful Steeple Aston. New kitchen; gas c.h.; d.g.; parking; garage; front and rear gardens. Regular bus to Oxford; mainline rail to Oxford and London Paddington (1.5 miles). £160,000. E-mail: info@archidictus.org.uk; tel.: 01865 (2)73211.

Car for Sale

Rover III GSI, 5-door hatchback; silver; radio/cassette; immobiliser; 48,500 miles; N registration (1996). Six months' tax and MOT. £1,095 o.n.o. James Baldwin. Tel.: 07973 635114.

For Sale

Compaq Presario 1635 laptop, £500, with manual, 4 years old; new digital video camera DCR-PC5E PAL Sony, used twice, £900 (cost £1,000 + 3 year cover plan of £200); BMW Z3 1997 2.8 top spec., black and tan leather, CD changer, expanding family forces sale, £18,000. Contact Emma: 01865 558441 or 07815 899451.



University Lecturership in Management Studies (Strategic Management)

In association with Wolfson College

The Strategy and Entrepreneurship subject area of the Saòd Business School seeks applications for a new lecturer in strategic management. Candidates should have a doctorate from a major research university, or be close to completing doctoral studies, and a strong publication record/ potential. The current group is diverse, with interests including organisation theory, business history, comparative business, and technology. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to the teaching of courses in strategic management at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with potential to contribute to the MBA programme particularly desirable.

Under arrangements described in the further particulars, the successful candidate will be offered a non-tutorial fellowship at Wolfson College.

Further particulars can be found on http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk or obtained from Jennifer Fielding, Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP (telephone: Oxford (2)88813, e-mail: acvacs@sbs.ox.ac.uk), to whom completed applications (eight copies or one if airmailing) and references forwarded directly by the applicant's three referees should be sent by 30 November. Informal enquiries may be made to Richard Whittington (telephone: Oxford (2)88931, e-mail: richard.whittington@sbs.ox.ac.uk).


Appointment of HEIF Programme Manager in Automotive and Aerospace Sectors, Begbroke Business and Science Park (including the Begbroke Incubator and Technology Services Unit)

Applications are invited for the newly created post of HEIF Programme Manager in Automotive and Aerospace Sectors for a period of three years in the first instance. This is one of a number of Programme Managers to be appointed in different areas as part of Phase 2 of the development of Begbroke Business and Science Park, which is expected to include the creation of a Centre for Automotive and Aerospace Studies. The Programme Manager will have a direct reporting line to the Academic Director of Begbroke but will work on a day-to-day basis with Dr Patrick Grant, Director of Faraday Advance, the Faraday Partnership in Automotive and Aerospace Materials. He or she will be responsible for creating and promoting industry-driven R&D and promoting technology transfer and business incubation.

The successful candidate is likely to have a track record in applied R&D physical sciences or engineering, including experience of the formation of industrial/academic research consortia, the development and commercialisation of new products or processes, and knowledge of automotive and/or aerospace sectors.

The post is on the academic-related (research) grade RS11 scale (salary £25,451–£33,679). Further particulars of the post, including details on how to apply, are available from Mrs Lyn Tilson, Faraday Advance, Department of Materials, Begbroke Business and Science Park, Sandy Lane, Yarnton, Oxford OX5 1PF (telephone: Oxford (2)83703, e-mail: lyn.tilson@materials. ox.ac.uk). Details of the Science Park can be viewed at http://www.begbroke.ox.ac.uk. Applications should be received by 6 December.


Appointment of HEIF Programme Manager, ICTE Institute, Begbroke Business and Science Park

Applications are invited for the newly created post of HEIF Programme Manager, Information Communication Technology Engineering (ICTE) Institute for a period of three years in the first instance. This is one of a number of Programme Managers to be appointed in different areas as part of Phase 2 of the development of Begbroke Business and Science Park. The Programme Manager will have a direct reporting line to the Academic Director of Begbroke. He or she will assist with the development of an IT Institute on the site. This will involve establishing and developing relations between the ICTE Institute and Begbroke Business and Science Park, identifying potential areas of collaborative research between academic sites and industrial companies and the Business and Science Park, identifying Begbroke's educational and training needs, and promoting technology transfer and business incubation. The HEIF manager will also interface directly with the Oxford e-Science Centre (OeSC).

The successful candidate is likely to have a track record in managing software development projects, with particular experience of requirements engineering. The post will be on the academic-related (research) grade RS11 scale (salary £25,451–£33,679).

Further particulars of the post, including details on how to apply, are available from the Administrator, Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD (telephone: Oxford (2)73898, e-mail: jobs@comlab.ox.ac.uk). Details of the Science Park can be viewed at http://www.begbroke.ox.ac.uk and of Oxford University Computing Services at http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 4 December.


Visiting Fellowship 2003–4

Exeter College proposes to appoint a distinguished scholar to a Visiting Fellowship. The fellowship is intended for a scholar who is already provided with financial support, and who will be spending between one and three terms of the academic year 2003–4 in Oxford.

The Visiting Fellow will be expected during the term of the fellowship to engage in study which, in the opinion of the governing body, is likely to produce valuable results. The fellowship is open equally to men and women.

The fellow will not be a member of the governing body of the college, but will be a member of the senior common room and entitled to daily free lunch and dinner at the common table. The college regrets it is unable to offer accommodation.

Members of Congregation are invited to nominate visitors to the University for election to the fellowship and to invite their nominee(s) to apply direct to the college. Nominations and applications should be sent to the Rector, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP, by Monday, 20 January. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a brief outline of the research the applicant will be undertaking in Oxford.


Appointment of IT Support Assistant

Hertford College is seeking a full-time support assistant to join a small team working under the direction of the IT Manager. The post includes first-line help desk support and maintaining software and hardware for all parts of the college. The post-holder will have the opportunity to work on his/her own initiative and build on existing Windows/ Linux and networking skills. Good communication skills are essential. This may be a suitable first training post for somebody wishing to enter the IT sector. Starting salary £14,581 (library and clerical scale 3), university pension scheme, and free meals when on duty.

Applications should be made by letter accompanied by a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees addressed to the Bursar, Hertford College, Catte Street, Oxford OX1 3BW. The closing date for applications is 4 December. Further details can be found on http://www.hertford.ox.ac.uk/advert/ itjob2.html.

Hertford College is an equal opportunities employer.


Appointment of Project Records Manager

Oriel College proposes to appoint a temporary Records Manager and Archivist. The appointment will be for an initial period of two years and may be extended to a third year.

The incumbent will be principally responsible for devising and implementing a new management system for the college's academic and administrative records. This project will involve surveying, listing, and assessing all college records, and establishing new storage, retention, and disposal policies and practices. He/she will also be responsible for running the college's rich historical archives and for responding to archival enquiries. The successful candidate will have a first degree and a postgraduate qualification in Records Management recognised by the Society of Archivists, together with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently. Experience of project work is essential. Salary: £21,125 per annum.

Application should be made by sending a full curriculum vitae, with a supporting letter and the names of three referees, by 29 November, to the Bursar's Secretary, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW (telephone: Oxford (2)76553), from whom further particulars may be obtained.


Appointment of Development Officer

St Anne's, one of Oxford University's largest colleges, is embarking on a major campaign to raise substantial sums of money for a new student building and bursaries. The college is looking to appoint a creative, well-organised communicator to work closely with its Development Director. Together the post-holder will enhance relationships with the college's alumni/ae and supporters, and manage the design and implementation of a range of fund-raising initiatives.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate enthusiastically, confidently, and sensitively with the college's diverse community of alumni/ae and supporters, as well as within the college. Applicants should be highly self-motivated, with a well-developed sense of responsibility, able to enjoy working under minimum supervision to strict deadlines, and will be IT-literate, proficient in MS Word and Excel, and comfortable with databases, e-mail, and Internet. Experience of successful fund-raising, marketing, or events management is desirable but not essential.

This post would ideally suit a recent graduate, with an empathy for St Anne's ethos and ambitions, looking to pursue a career in development and alumni/ae relations.

The appointment is for two years on the salary scale £17,626–£20,470 per annum. Further details may be obtained from Stephen Tall, Development Director, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)84672, e-mail: stephen.tall@st-annes.ox.ac.uk), to whom letters of application, together with a curriculum vitae, and the full contact details of two referees, should be sent to arrive no later than 27 November.


Appointment of College Accountant

Somerville College invites applications from fully qualified and highly able candidates for this senior administrative appointment. The post-holder will report to the Treasurer under whose strategic direction he/she will ensure that the financial affairs of the college are professionally managed. The role will involve daily management and supervision of the Treasury department, overseeing all standard financial activities including student fees and charges, payroll, pensions, investments, and cash management. In addition the Accountant will hold personal responsibility for producing final and management accounts and annual budgets, control of trust funds, and liaison with the college's external professional advisers.

It will be essential for the successful applicant to be qualified to ACCA level or equivalent and to have a minimum of five years' accountancy experience at a senior level, to include management of an accounts department. Knowledge of working within a small business, charity, or higher education would be desirable. Salary: c.£30,000.

For further details and an application form contact Susan White, Personnel Manager, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)80620, e-mail: susan.white@somerville.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is Friday, 29 November, and interviews are likely to be held in the week commencing 9 December.

Appointment of Assistant College Secretary and Registrar

This newly-established post provides an excellent opportunity for an ambitious and highly-motivated individual wishing to build a career within university administration. Reporting to the College Secretary the post-holder will gain experience of all areas of academic administration within a university college, and will have specific responsibility for the undergraduate admissions process and the administration relating to the college's graduate students.

Educated to A-level standard or equivalent, and preferably to degree level, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to work unguided and with initiative, producing work of a high standard of accuracy and timeliness. Excellent secretarial skills gained though study or work experience will be essential, as will competence in word-processing, e-mail, and use of databases and spreadsheets. In addition the post-holder will need strong communication and interpersonal skills, as the work will involve dealing with individuals from all sectors of the college and many external contacts. Knowledge of the Oxford collegiate system would be desirable but more important is the desire to learn and master the particular requirements of this environment.

The college offers excellent working conditions within a friendly and interesting environment. Benefits include free meals on duty, twenty-five days' holiday (or pro rata for part-time positions), flexible leave, contributory pension scheme, free life assurance, and a work-place nursery. Salary: £17,697–£18,757.

For further details and an application form contact Susan White, Personnel Manager, Somerville College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)80620, e-mail: susan.white@somerville.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 22 November, and interviews are likely to be held during week beginning Monday, 2 December.

Somerville College is committed to achieving equal opportunities.


Scott Opler Fellowship in Architectural History for the period 2003–5

Worcester College is pleased to be able to offer a two-year residential Fellowship in the study of Renaissance or Baroque architectural history through the generosity of the Scott Opler Foundation.

Applications are invited from scholars of any nationality and academic affiliation in the final year of their dissertation or within the first three years after the completion of their Ph.D., D.Phil., or comparable degree.

Topics may include any area or aspect of European architectural history during the Renaissance or Baroque era including urbanism, landscape and garden history, drawing and design method, theory and publication, architectural representation, as well as studies of architecture and related disciplines.

The Opler Research Fellow will receive a stipend of £18,250 per annum (revised annually) and will have access to certain travel, research, and publication funds. The fellow is entitled to free accommodation and meals in the college as a member of the senior common room.

It is expected that the fellow may need to travel for the purposes of research but he or she will be based in Oxford for the duration of the fellowship. Applications are due by 15 December, and should include a statement of the proposed research programme and a current curriculum vitae. Applicants must also arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent direct to the college by the same date.

Interviews for a final group of candidates will be scheduled in March 2003. Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Provost's Secretary, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB (telephone: Oxford (2)78362, fax: 793106, e-mail: jenny.blake@worcester.ox.ac.uk).

Appointment of Secretary/Personal Assistant to the Provost

Worcester College is seeking to appoint a Secretary/Personal Assistant to the Provost. Excellent secretarial, administrative (including IT), and communications skills are required.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to relate to a very wide range of people: experience of working in a university environment would be an advantage, but is not essential. It is hoped that the successful candidate will be able to start work by the end of January 2003.

The salary, according to age and experience, will be in the range £17,400–£24,100. Further particulars are available on the college's Web site (http://www.worc.ox.ac.uk), or from the college's Academic Administrator, Dr Jane Gover, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB (telephone: Oxford (2)78342, fax: (2)78303, e-mail: jane.gover@worc.ox.ac.uk). Completed application forms (original plus four copies) should be returned by Monday, 2 December. Applicants should also ask two referees with direct knowledge of their work to write directly to Dr Gover by the same date.


Hugo Gryn Visiting Fellowship 2003–4

Applications are invited for the 2003–4 Hugo Gryn Visiting Fellowship in Religious Tolerance. The successful candidate will be an eminent figure in the field of Jewish–Christian Relations, and will be expected to undertake research in the field and to offer a contribution to postgraduate teaching at the Centre for Jewish–Christian Relations, Cambridge. The fellowship is tenable for a period of three months. The fellow will be entitled to free accommodation plus a monthly stipend of £500.

Applications including a letter, a curriculum vitae, and one letter of reference should be submitted to the Electors of the Hugo Gryn Fellowship, CJCR, Wesley House, Cambridge CB5 8BJ (e-mail: e.kessler@cjcr.cam.ac.uk), by 2 December.


Spalding Trust Visiting Fellowship in Comparative Religion

The governing body of Clare Hall proposes to elect a stipendiary Visiting Fellow in Comparative Religion for a period of one year from 1 October 2003 or an agreed date thereafter. There are no restrictions on age, sex, or previous standing for this fellowship, except that those who have previously held college visiting fellowships in Oxford or Cambridge are not eligible.

The trust aims to promote a better understanding between the great cultures of the world by encouraging the study of the religious principles on which they are based.

The college and the trust may give preference to candidates who are at a fairly early stage of their careers. However, in certain circumstances the college and the trust might be willing to appoint a scholar of longer seniority who already holds an academic post and is thus in receipt of regular support. The fellow will be provided with a stipend of £14,000 and an allowance of college commons. Accommodation may be provided at normal rental cost.

The college and the trust expect the fellow to contribute to a deeper understanding of one or more of the non-Christian religions both in the academic community of Cambridge and among more general audiences. The manner of such a contribution, whether by public lecture, seminar, or supervision of students, will be subject to discussion with the college and the trust, who are both anxious that the fellow will use the opportunities provided by the fellowship to full advantage, to support the work of the university and the college, to further the aims of the trust, and to pursue research within the field of religious studies. On completion of the fellowship the fellow will be asked to submit a short report on work accomplished.

Applicants are asked to send, with their letter of application, six copies of the following documents: a curriculum vitae; a proposal, in not more than 1,000 words, indicating how they would fulfil the aims of the fellowship; the names of three scholars who are prepared to act as referees.

The college will not itself seek references from scholars; applicants are themselves responsible for asking for letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr Michael Loewe, Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL. The closing date for applications is 31 January. Candidates may be called for interview.


Research Fellowships in Pure Mathematics, Structural Biology, and Music

Applications are invited for Research Fellowships in Pure Mathematics, Structural Biology, and Music, for three years from 1 October 2003. The Research Fellowships are open to graduates of any university who on 1 October 2003 will have completed not more than five years of research. Candidates with their own source of funding will be eligible for a non- stipendiary award and are encouraged to apply.

Further details and application forms may be obtained from Mrs Jan Leaver, Tutorial Assistant, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge CB2 1RH (telephone: 01223 764296, fax: 765586, e-mail: jel33@cam.ac.uk), or from the college Web site, http://www.corpus.cam. ac.uk/fellowship/research/advert.htm.

Application forms and testimonials must be received by 29 January.


Research Fellowship in Arts

Applications are invited for Research Fellowships tenable from 1 October 2003 for three years, to be held in any arts subject. The college normally awards an Arts Fellowship each year. This is open to graduates of any university with no age limit, but is intended to support those at an early stage in their academic careers, and will normally be awarded to a candidate who has recently completed a Ph.D. (or equivalent) or is close to completion. The com- petition involves assessment of candidates' submitted work and interview. Those interested should note that the standard needed to progress to the later stages of the competition is extremely high. Overseas candidates should also note that the college cannot be responsible for payment of air fares should they be short-listed for interview.

The emoluments of a fellowship are currently under review. The stipend for 2001–2 was on a scale rising by two annual increments from £12,537 to £14,473 a year for a fellow who has not proceeded to a doctorate and £13,505–£15,449 a year for a postdoctoral fellow. Additional benefits include residence at moderate charge or a living-out allowance of £2,000. Research expenses up to a total of £1,500 over the three years of the fellowship may be paid.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 13 January. Short-listed candidates will be invited to submit work at the end of January, and final interviews will take place on Tuesday, 18 March.

Further particulars and application forms are available from the Administrator to the Research Fellowship Committee, Girton College, Cambridge CB3 0JG, requested via e-mail: jrfs@girton.cam.ac.uk, or downloaded from http://www.girton.cam.ac.uk/. Please note that applications must be submitted by post only.


Helen Brock Research Award

The Master and Fellows of Selwyn College seek to make an award in memory of Dr Helen Brock. The award is intended to assist research in one of the following fields: the history of medicine; the history of libraries, museums, or great collections; the history of natural history.

The value of the award will be not less than £1,000 and not more than £1,250. Applications are invited from: holders of teaching, research, or academically related posts in the University of Cambridge; from holders of Cambridge degrees whether resident in the university or not; from assistant staff in Cambridge libraries or museums. Applicants registered for postgraduate degrees will be considered only in cases of exceptional need. There is no age limit.

Further particulars are obtainable from the Master's Secretary, Selwyn College, Cambridge CB3 9DQ (telephone: 01223 335890, fax: 335888, e-mail: hrk22@sel.cam.ac.uk).

Applications, which should include a curriculum vitae, a brief description of the applicant's proposed project, an estimate of expenses likely to be incurred, details of other sources of funding to which application has been made, and the names of two referees (one of whom should, if possible, be familiar with the applicant's intended field of research), should reach the Master of Selwyn by no later than 31 January.


College Lectureship and Fellowship in Law

Applications are invited from men or women for appointment, preferably from 1 October 2003, to a College Lectureship in Law together with a fellowship, tenable for five years in the first instance. The successful applicant will assist in supervising and directing studies in Law in the college. Expertise in Public Law and/or Commercial Law might be an advantage.

The lectureship is tenable with or without another salaried appointment in the university. For a lecturer with no other post, the stipend will be on a scale roughly comparable with that for university lecturers, with placing according to age and qualifications.

Application should be made to the Senior Tutor, Trinity College, Cambridge CB2 1TQ, from whom further particulars may be obtained (telephone: 01223 330874, e-mail: senior.tutor@trin.cam.ac.uk). Applicants should send a statement of qualifications, publications, and teaching experience, and should also ensure that not more than three referees have written directly to the Senior Tutor on their behalf before the closing date of Friday, 20 December (9 a.m.).


College Lectureship and Fellowship in Law

Trinity Hall intends to appoint a College Lecturer and Fellow in Law with effect from 1 October 2003. The stipend is expected to be in the range £17,626–£25,455 a year (subject to a current review), together with the usual privileges of a fellowship. Applications are invited from candidates specialising in any field of law. However, the college has particular teaching requirements in the areas of Equity and Land Law. The appointment will initially be for three years, with reappointment thereafter being subject to satisfactory performance.

Further particulars are available on the Web
(http://www.trinhall.cam.ac.uk/appointme nts), or from Gina Brown at Trinity Hall, Cambridge CB2 1TJ (telephone: 01223 332567, fax: 765157; e-mail: gb253@cam.ac.uk). Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research, and the names of three referees, should be a ddressed to the Master and must be received (by post, fax, or e-mail) by 12 noon on Wednesday, 11 December. Candidates should ask their referees to write direct to the Master by the closing date. It is anticipated that final interviews will be held on 9 January.


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 15 November

DR E. OTTOLENGHI: `Israel's religious status quo and the politics of accommodation' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Seventeenth-century dress', 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.)

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, MP: `How might the Right right itself?' (Chatham Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. GIROUX: `Reclaiming higher education as a democratic public sphere: towards a politics of educated hope' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

J.-M. LE BRETON: `Destin de l'Europe orientale et devenir de l'Union européenne' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. HODGKIN: `A worm for all reasons: can we completely understand a simple animal?' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.

Saturday 16 November

MAISON FRANÇAISE study-day: `Durkheim', 11 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

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

Sunday 17 November

MR KRISHNAN SRINIVASAN preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

Monday 18 November

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

DR T. PLATT: `The aggressive foetus: an anthropological approach to childbirth and reproductive politics in Bolivia' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Childbirth practices'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

ENSEMBLE ISIS: recital of new works by Oxford composers Professor John Caldwell, Tarik O'Regan, David Braid, and Alicia Grant, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (retiring collection).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `PDF with Acrobat (v.5)', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR H. JOAS: `Value pluralism and moral universalism' (Interdisciplinary Sawyer Seminar: `The theory and politics of civil society'), Rothermere American Institute, 1.45 p.m. (enquiries to: paul.bou-habib@socres.ox.ac.uk, tel. (2)82718).

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

D. GILFOYLE: `Innovation at the periphery: the establishment of an experimental basis for veterinary science in South Africa, c. 1880–1910' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. GREENE: `The origin and reversal of cancer' (Newton-Abraham Lecture), Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the world of the Yakshas' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach'), Schools, 5 p.m.

LORD RICHARD, PROFESSOR PATCHETT, and SIR CHRISTOPHER JENKINS: `Welsh devolution: must it go further?' (seminar series: `Labour constitutional changes reconsidered'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

HERTFORD COLLEGE MUSIC SOCIETY performs works by Rossini and Dvorák, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £6/£3 at the door).

Tuesday 19 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Listening skills' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and `Opendoor: advanced skills', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Putting files on the Web', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Contrasts: Crete and India, 2000 BC', 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 NIKE WAGNER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature): `Lulu and Lolita' (lecture series: `Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M. KLEIN: `The spirituality of childbirth: a Jewish perspective' (Seminars in the study of religions), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the origins of the ascetic orders' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach'), Schools, 5 p.m.

J. HUNT: `Kinship care' (Department of Social Policy and Social Work seminars: `Relationships and child wellbeing'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

Wednesday 20 November

J. DOOK: `Happenings at the University of Western Australia!' (seminar series: `Digital projects in Oxford'), OUCS, 12.30 p.m.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `The Etruscans', 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 F. DECREUS: `Postmodernism and the staging of the classical tragedy' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.15 p.m. (details from (2)88210 or apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

P. FEENEY: `Multinationals, power, and social responsibility' (Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CHURCH: Choral Evensong with the resident choir (short service and music by Tallis and Maxwell Davies), 6.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. CORNI: `The East European ghettos in the context of the extermination of the Jews' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

Thursday 21 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Working for the University: opportunities and benefits' (non-academic staff), 9.30 a.m.; `Opendoor: recruitment module' (session 2), 9.30 a.m.; `Graduate supervision', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR A. DOBSON: `Emerging role of infectious diseases in biological conservation' (seminar series: `What is the future of science-based conservation?'), School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

JULIAN WRIGHT (baritone) and RYAN WIGGLESWORTH (piano) perform songs by Brahms and Schumann's Dichterliebe, University Church, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£2 at the door).

DR NOORUL AINUR MOHD NUR: `Children of the migrant workforce in Malaysia: a threat to the indigenous culture' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The girl child living in difficult circumstances: a cross-cultural perspective'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

MARC ELLIS: lecture, part of lecture tour marking the publication of his book Israel and Palestine out of the ashes—the search for Jewish identity in the twenty-first century, University Church, 3.30 for 4 p.m.

M. KUKAH: `The struggles for human rights in Nigeria' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: International Human Rights Seminars), Old Library, University Church, 5 p.m. (entrance via Radcliffe Square).

F. MACCARTHY: `Writing lives of the famous' (DNB Seminars on Biography'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR A. NASH: ` "The Dead should be protected from their own carelessness": collected editions of Robert Louis Stevenson, 1894–1924' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lectures), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m. (open to the public).

Friday 22 November

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY of Modern and Contemporary France study-day: `La guerre d'Algérie quarante ans après', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (advance booking required: tel. (2)74220, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Supporting lectures' (working lunch), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egyptian jewels and amulets', 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 L. SCIAMA: `Religious identities and the secular state in Italy' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR JUAN JOSÉ IBARRETXE (President, the Autonomous Basque Government): `The Basque country in Europe' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 3 p.m. (entry by ticket only, from the Development Office, St Antony's—tel.: (2)74496, e-mail: janet.collyer@sant.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR C. WYPLOSZ: `Fiscal discipline in the monetary union: rules or institutions' (Europaeum Lecture), Main Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (admission by tickets, available from (2)84482, e-mail: euroinfo@europaeum.ox.ac.uk). (Followed by a panel discussion.)

PROFESSOR Y. ENGESTRÖM: `The new landscape of learning at work' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Experimental Psychology Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

Saturday 23 November

ORGAN RECITAL: Richard Barnes (with Mark Hartt-Palmer, violin), the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA (conductor Marios Papadopoulos) performs Brahms' First Symphony in C minor, and, with pianist John Lill, Brahms' First Piano Concerto in D minor, Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (tickets £10–£30 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

OXFORD PRO MUSICA SINGERS (conductor Michael Smedley) perform Handel's Coronation Anthems, Purcell's Hail Bright Cecilia, and Jackson's Cecilia Virgo, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £10/£7 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305).

Sunday 24 November

DOM JEREMIAS SCHRÖDER preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.