Oxford University Gazette: 14 October 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 135, No. 4709: 14 October 2004

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

The following supplements were published with this Gazette:

  • (1) to no. 4708: The University's Resource Allocation Method (RAM) (updated for 2004--5)
  • (2) to no. 4708: Scholarships and Prizes

GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 29 October.

(a) Establishment of Professorship of the Physical Examination of Materials

1 In SCHEDULE A of Table 7 of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after `Cookson Professor of Materials' insert:

`Professor of the Physical Examination of Materials'.

2 In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 388, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete existing § 201 and insert new § 201 as follows:

`§ 201. Professor of the Physical Examination of Materials

1. The Professor of the Physical Examination of Materials shall undertake research in the Physical Examination of Materials and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.

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

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

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

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

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board.

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

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, establish permanently the Professorship of the Physical Examination of Materials in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division, currently held by Professor D.J.H. Cockayne, FRS. This post is on the establishment of the Department of Materials in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division.]


(b) Establishment of Saïd Business School Venture Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 719, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert § 306 as follows:

`§ 306. Saïd Business School Venture Fund

1. The University shall establish and operate the Saïd Business School Venture Fund which will provide funds for investment in start up and early venture growth companies, and will accept gifts made for this purpose.

2. The fund shall be managed on a day-to-day basis by a Student Management Committee which will comprise MBA students, each of whom will serve for one year.

3. All investment and disposal decisions shall require the prior written approval of an Executive Committee. The majority of the Executive Committee will be members of the Saïd Business School faculty. The minority will be external professionals. The University's Portfolio Manager will also be a member.

4. The Executive Committee shall report annually to the Director of Finance, who shall refer any matters of concern to Council.

5. Where an investment or disposal by the fund is alongside an investment or disposal of other University monies, the University procedures for those other monies shall cover the fund's transaction also. Where the Executive Committee approves an independent investment or disposal by the fund, the transaction shall be effected through the Treasury Management Section of the Finance Division.

6. Council shall have power to alter this regulation from time to time.'

[This change establishes a Sa‹d Business School Venture Fund to enable MBA students to gain experience in managing early stage investments.]


(c) Units and sub-units in Social Sciences

In Council Regulations 16 of 2002, concerning the composition of divisional boards (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1405), delete existing regulation 5 (1), insert new regulations 5 (1)–(2) as follows and renumber subsequent regulations 5 (2)–(9) as 5 (3)–(10):

`(1) Area Studies;

(2) Development Studies;'.

[This change follows a review by the Social Sciences Division of Area and Development Studies, one of nine units in the division. With effect from 1 August 2004 Area Studies is a discrete unit known as the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies. Development Studies has also resumed its status as a discrete unit and is known as Queen Elizabeth House, the Department of International Development.]


PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 29 October.

(a) Establishment of Professorship of Old Age Psychiatry

1 In SCHEDULE C of Table 7 of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after `Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry' insert:

`Professor of Old Age Psychiatry'.

2 In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 492, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 272 as follows and renumber existing §§ 272--6 (pp. 492–5, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 13 June 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1315) as §§ 273–7:

`§ 272. Professor of Old Age Psychiatry

1. The Professor of Old Age Psychiatry shall undertake research in Old Age Psychiatry and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

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

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

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

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

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(10) a person appointed by the body or bodies which may issue an honorary clinical contract or contracts to the professor.

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

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Old Age Psychiatry.]


(b) Establishment of Professorship of Cancer Genetics

1 In SCHEDULE A of Table 7 of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, after `Sherardian Professor of Botany' insert:

`Professor of Cancer Genetics'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 403, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 34 as follows and renumber existing §§ 34--56 (pp. 403--13, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001, Decree (1) of 26 April 2001, Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, Decree (4) of 13 December 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 717, 888, 1112; Vol. 132, p.564) as §§ 35--57:

`§ 34. Professor of Cancer Genetics

1. The Professor of Cancer Genetics shall undertake research in Cancer Genetics and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) below is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on this occasion;

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

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

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

(6)--(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board. 3.The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Cancer Genetics.]


(c) James Martin Professorship

1 In SCHEDULE A of Table 7 of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete `Professors of Science and Civilisation' and after `Boden Professor of Sanskrit' insert:

`Professor of Science and Civilisation

Professor of Technology and Social Change'.

2 In Sect III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 500, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete § 292 and insert new § 292 and new § 293 as follows, and renumber existing §§ 293--308 (pp. 500--508, as renumbered by Decree (2) of 13 June 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1314 and by the changes published on 6 March 2003, Gazette, Vol.133, p. 204; Vol. 133, p. 663) as §§ 294--309:

`§ 292. Professor of Science and Civilisation

1. The Professor of Science and Civilisation shall lecture and give instruction in Science and Civilisation.

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

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

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

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

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

(6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School.

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

§ 293. Professor of Technology and Social Change

1. The Professor of Technology and Social Change shall lecture and give instruction in science and technology studies and/or science and technology policy.

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

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

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

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

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

(6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School.

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

[These changes amend the title of the second James Martin Professorship.]


CONGREGATION 12 October

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Statute

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Statute concerning University Discipline approved.


2 Declaration of approval of unopposed changes in Congregation Regulations

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the changes in Congregation Regulations approved.


3 Declaration of approval of unopposed Resolution

[Text of resolution]


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Carrer, L., Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Cordes, F.S., St Edmund Hall

Coury, T., University

Currie, B.G.F., MA, M.St., D.Phil., Oriel

Eagle, A.R., Exeter

Ertl, H., M.Sc., Linacre

Macdonald, T.C., M.Phil., Merton

Marnette, S., Balliol

Neary, I.J., St Antony's

Parkes, R.E., M.St., D.Phil., Exeter

Qian, Z., Exeter

Sampler, J.L., Templeton

Sheringham, M.H.T., All Souls

Wallace, D.M.W., M.Phys., D.Phil., Magdalen

Williams, C.H., Keble


DIVISIONAL BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 29 October, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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

  • CONGREGATION 2 November 2 p.m.
    • 1 Voting on Changes in Congregation Regulations: Conduct of Ceremonies in Congregation, and certain other Ceremonies
    • 2 Voting on Resolution approving the Conferment of an Honorary Degree
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

CONGREGATION 2 November 2 p.m.

Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the proposed changes in Congregation regulations at item 1 below, or the resolution at item 2 below, signed in either case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 25 October (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation at the end of `University Agenda').

1 Voting on Changes in Congregation Regulations: Conduct of Ceremonies in Congregation, and certain other Ceremonies

Explanatory note

These changes to the regulations concerning degree ceremonies aim to maximise the use of available graduation places and amend the wording of the `short charge'.

Text of Regulations

1 In Part 3 of Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4612, 13 February 2002, p. 771), as amended on 6 February 2003 (Gazette Vol. 133, p. 725), delete existing regulation 3.3 and insert new regulation as follows:

`3.3 The names of candidates for degrees shall be entered at the University Offices, not later than noon of the fifteenth day before the degree day, by some person deputed by the college, society, hall, or other designated institution to which they belong; and entry shall be subject to the following conditions:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor shall have power for some reasonable cause to dispense from the provision of these regulations;

(2) once a candidate's name has been entered, if he or she is eligible to be admitted to the degree(s) concerned he or she may not withdraw from the ceremony and shall be so admitted to the degree(s) concerned whether in person or in absence;

(3) candidates who being qualified at the time have nevertheless failed to have their names so entered on the fifteenth day before the degree day shall be at liberty to have them entered in the prescribed manner not later than 5 p.m. on the day preceding the degree day on payment of a fee of £17 in addition to the degree fee;

(4) candidates who have become qualified for their degree by passing an examination on any of the fifteen days preceding the degree day may have their names entered in the prescribed manner not later than 5 p.m. on the day preceding the degree day, but such candidates shall not pay any additional fee;

(5) a candidate shall be admitted in person to not more than one degree at each ceremony (normally the superior of the degrees for which he or she has been given leave to supplicate) but may be admitted in absence at the same ceremony to any other degree(s) for which he or she has been given leave to supplicate.'

2 Ibid., delete existing regulation 3.13 and insert new regulation as follows: `3.13 To those supplicating for any other degree, one of the Proctors shall say:

"Vos dabatis fidem ad observandum omnia statuta, privilegia, consuetudines, et libertates istius Universitatis, quatenus ad vos spectent"

and the candidates shall reply: "Do fidem." '


2 Voting on Resolution approving the Conferment of an Honorary Degree

That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE MOST REVD AND RIGHT HON. ROWAN DOUGLAS WILLIAMS, DD (MA Cambridge), FBA, Honorary Student of Christ Church, Honorary Fellow of Wadham College, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, be approved.

If the resolution is approved, the honorary degree will be conferred on 29 September 2005.

CONSULTATIVE NOTICES

REVIEW OF GOVERNANCE: REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS

The terms of reference and the membership of the governance review have now been approved by Congregation and are set out below. The committee hopes to be able to report to Council for its meeting on 25 April 2005. Submissions from individual members of Congregation are now invited by the end of week 8 of Michaelmas Term (4 December 2004). They should be sent to the Secretary of Faculties and Academic Registrar (Mr A.P. Weale), University Offices, Wellington Square (e-mail: secretary.faculties@admin.ox.ac.uk).

In making submissions, members of Congregation are asked to keep particularly in mind part (a) of the terms of reference. They are also asked in addition to stand back as far as possible from their own concerns and reflect broadly on the operation of the collegiate University and, for example, whether the governance machinery allows a comprehensive overview to be maintained of all major areas of business so that priorities can be established and issues can be dealt with at the appropriate level. Governance might perhaps be defined as `the organisation necessary to enable an institution both to set its policies and objectives and to achieve them, and also to monitor its progress towards them'.

The terms of reference of Council, its major committees and of divisional boards may be found at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/gov/ccg.shtml.

Terms of reference

(a) Bearing in mind that the aims of the changes made in the University's governance arrangements in 2000 included

  • the establishment of more effective decision-making;
  • the provision of an integrated approach to strategy in areas such as planning, resource allocation, educational policy and standards, and personnel, so that the University could respond swiftly, clearly and appropriately to new opportunities and new issues;
  • the devolution of more power and operational responsibility to subject areas, in line with the general principle of subsidiarity;
  • the enhancement of institutional accountability and transparency in decision-making; and
  • the improvement of coordination and communications between the University and the colleges,

the committee should review the operation since 2000 of the governance machinery of the University to determine whether these aims have been achieved and to make recommendations to Council in the first instance for changes where necessary.

(b) The committee should pay particular attention

  • to the terms of reference and constitution of Council, its major committees, the divisional boards, the Continuing Education Board and to the arrangements for Academic Services and University Collections;
  • to the links and relationship between these various bodies;
  • to the provision for college representation on university bodies and to the general arrangements for consultation between the University and the colleges and for the conduct of business where agreement between the University and the colleges is necessary.

(c) The committee should keep in mind as far as is possible broader issues which may arise (whether from internal comment or externally) about university governance, while giving priority to its work under (a) and (b) above.

(d) Bearing in mind the University's tradition of democratic accountability

  • the committee should consult widely and in particular should offer all members of Congregation the opportunity to make submissions to it;
  • Council should refer the report of the committee to Congregation for debate.

Membership

Vice-Chancellor
Principal of Somerville
Senior Proctor (Dr J.F. Wheater)
Professor K. Burnett
Mr B. Taylor
Professor D.J. Womersley


REVIEW OF THE HONOUR SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, AND ECONOMICS

In consultation with the Humanities Division, the Social Sciences Divisional Board has set up a committee to review the Honour School of PPE.

The review committee has been constituted as follows:

Mr D.A. Hay, Head of the Social Sciences Division
Mrs Lesley Brown, Somerville
Dr Simon Cowan, Department of Economics
Dr Mark Philp, Department of Politics and International Relations
Sir Derek Morris, Provost of Oriel
Professor Colin Seymour-Ure, University of Kent
Professor Penelope Mackie, University of Birmingham
Professor John Beath, University of St Andrews

The terms of reference of the review are:

  • to review the quality, range and standards achieved in the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics;
  • to review the nature of PPE and its effectiveness in preparing students for further study and for work;
  • to review the resources available for, and costs of, PPE.

The review committee invites submissions from interested parties. The committee will hold its main meeting on 9 November, and would be grateful if submissions could be sent to the secretary to the committee, Mr C.M.M. Shaw (Humanities divisional office, 34 St Giles' (e-mail: charles.shaw@admin.ox.ac.uk) by 2 November.


GENERAL NOTICES

OXFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SERVICES

Library Management System Project: recent developments

Oxford University Library Services (OULS) has begun a three-year project to introduce a new library management system (LMS). The present system, based on the GEAC Advance integrated library management system, was installed in 1996 and the supplier will not be developing or supporting it in the long-term. A new system will be implemented which will maintain high functionality in day-to-day operations, and especially in local developments such as the closed stack request capability, but which will also have the ability to integrate closely with the University's new administrative systems, the Virtual Learning Environment and a broad electronic information environment.

The procurement phase of the LMS project is being conducted under EU Public Procurement regulations and will be carried out through a two-stage `restricted tender' process beginning with a notice in the Official Journal at the end of October. OULS and other Oxford library staff are currently working on a Request for Proposal (RFP) document which will specify the Oxford requirements. The final RFP will be compiled by the end of December and distributed to a short-listed group of suppliers in early 2005. The deadline for bids from suppliers will be in mid-February. Bids and systems will be evaluated during March and April through a number of individual supplier demonstrations and visits to libraries that are using the systems under consideration. The aim is to award a contract for a new LMS by mid-May 2005. After a year-long period to carry out data migration, system testing and training, we will move from the current to the new system in August 2006.

The Project is being overseen by a Steering Group which is chaired by Ronald Milne, Acting Director of OULS; Erin Raynor, the LMS Project Manager, acts as Secretary. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have been tasked to compile the detailed RFP specification for the individual LMS modules. The SIGs cover the following areas: acquisitions, authority control and catalogue maintenance, automated stack request, circulation, cataloguing, electronic resource management, interlibrary loan, non-roman scripts, OPAC, portals, serials, and systems. The Chairs of the SIGs make up the LMS Procurement Working Party, chaired by Erin Raynor.

Ms Raynor aims to incorporate the input of as many members of the University as possible as part of both the specification and evaluation process. Please send questions, input or feedback to erin.raynor@ouls.ox.ac.uk. More information about the project can be found on the LMS Web site at http://www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/lms.


MUSICAL EVENTS

Queen's College

Organ Recitals

Organ recitals will be given at 1.10 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the chapel, Queen's College. Admission is free, with a retiring collection. Further details may be found on the college Web site, http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk.

20 Oct.: Elizabeth Burgess, Christ Church.

27 Oct.: Robert Patterson, Queen's.

3 Nov.: Scott Ellaway, Keble.

10 Nov.: Greg Morris, Blackburn Cathedral.

17 Nov.: Rupert Jeffcoat, Coventry Cathedral.

24 Nov.: Timothy Hone, Salisbury Cathedral.

1 Dec.: Cynthia Hall, St Giles' Church.

Concert

THE CHOIR OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE and THE EGLESFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY will perform a programme including Handel, The King shall rejoice, and Britten, Hymn to St Cecilia: A Wedding Anthem, at 8.15 p.m. on Thursday, 25 November, in the chapel, Queen's College. Admission by programme at the door (to reserve a programme e-mail: rosemary.rey@queens.ox.ac.uk).


APPOINTMENTS

OXFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SERVICES

Council has approved the following appointments with effect from 1 August 2004 for a period of up to three years, during which the Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian, Mr R.P. Carr, will commit himself full time to leadership of the £40 million target Capital Campaign for the University's libraries:

As Acting Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian: R.R. MILNE, Fellow of Wolfson College

As Acting Deputy Director: D.E. PERROW, Fellow of St Cross College

CONSULTATIVE NOTICES

REVIEW OF GOVERNANCE: REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS

The terms of reference and the membership of the governance review have now been approved by Congregation and are set out below. The committee hopes to be able to report to Council for its meeting on 25 April 2005. Submissions from individual members of Congregation are now invited by the end of week 8 of Michaelmas Term (4 December 2004). They should be sent to the Secretary of Faculties and Academic Registrar (Mr A.P. Weale), University Offices, Wellington Square (e-mail: secretary.faculties@admin.ox.ac.uk).

In making submissions, members of Congregation are asked to keep particularly in mind part (a) of the terms of reference. They are also asked in addition to stand back as far as possible from their own concerns and reflect broadly on the operation of the collegiate University and, for example, whether the governance machinery allows a comprehensive overview to be maintained of all major areas of business so that priorities can be established and issues can be dealt with at the appropriate level. Governance might perhaps be defined as `the organisation necessary to enable an institution both to set its policies and objectives and to achieve them, and also to monitor its progress towards them'.

The terms of reference of Council, its major committees and of divisional boards may be found at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/gov/ccg.shtml.

Terms of reference

(a) Bearing in mind that the aims of the changes made in the University's governance arrangements in 2000 included

  • the establishment of more effective decision-making;
  • the provision of an integrated approach to strategy in areas such as planning, resource allocation, educational policy and standards, and personnel, so that the University could respond swiftly, clearly and appropriately to new opportunities and new issues;
  • the devolution of more power and operational responsibility to subject areas, in line with the general principle of subsidiarity;
  • the enhancement of institutional accountability and transparency in decision-making; and
  • the improvement of coordination and communications between the University and the colleges,

the committee should review the operation since 2000 of the governance machinery of the University to determine whether these aims have been achieved and to make recommendations to Council in the first instance for changes where necessary.

(b) The committee should pay particular attention

  • to the terms of reference and constitution of Council, its major committees, the divisional boards, the Continuing Education Board and to the arrangements for Academic Services and University Collections;
  • to the links and relationship between these various bodies;
  • to the provision for college representation on university bodies and to the general arrangements for consultation between the University and the colleges and for the conduct of business where agreement between the University and the colleges is necessary.

(c) The committee should keep in mind as far as is possible broader issues which may arise (whether from internal comment or externally) about university governance, while giving priority to its work under (a) and (b) above.

(d) Bearing in mind the University's tradition of democratic accountability

  • the committee should consult widely and in particular should offer all members of Congregation the opportunity to make submissions to it;
  • Council should refer the report of the committee to Congregation for debate.

Membership

Vice-Chancellor
Principal of Somerville
Senior Proctor (Dr J.F. Wheater)
Professor K. Burnett
Mr B. Taylor
Professor D.J. Womersley


REVIEW OF THE HONOUR SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY, POLITICS, AND ECONOMICS

In consultation with the Humanities Division, the Social Sciences Divisional Board has set up a committee to review the Honour School of PPE.

The review committee has been constituted as follows:

Mr D.A. Hay, Head of the Social Sciences Division
Mrs Lesley Brown, Somerville
Dr Simon Cowan, Department of Economics
Dr Mark Philp, Department of Politics and International Relations
Sir Derek Morris, Provost of Oriel
Professor Colin Seymour-Ure, University of Kent
Professor Penelope Mackie, University of Birmingham
Professor John Beath, University of St Andrews

The terms of reference of the review are:

  • to review the quality, range and standards achieved in the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics;
  • to review the nature of PPE and its effectiveness in preparing students for further study and for work;
  • to review the resources available for, and costs of, PPE.

The review committee invites submissions from interested parties. The committee will hold its main meeting on 9 November, and would be grateful if submissions could be sent to the secretary to the committee, Mr C.M.M. Shaw (Humanities divisional office, 34 St Giles' (e-mail: charles.shaw@admin.ox.ac.uk) by 2 November.


GENERAL NOTICES

OXFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SERVICES

Library Management System Project: recent developments

Oxford University Library Services (OULS) has begun a three-year project to introduce a new library management system (LMS). The present system, based on the GEAC Advance integrated library management system, was installed in 1996 and the supplier will not be developing or supporting it in the long-term. A new system will be implemented which will maintain high functionality in day-to-day operations, and especially in local developments such as the closed stack request capability, but which will also have the ability to integrate closely with the University's new administrative systems, the Virtual Learning Environment and a broad electronic information environment.

The procurement phase of the LMS project is being conducted under EU Public Procurement regulations and will be carried out through a two-stage `restricted tender' process beginning with a notice in the Official Journal at the end of October. OULS and other Oxford library staff are currently working on a Request for Proposal (RFP) document which will specify the Oxford requirements. The final RFP will be compiled by the end of December and distributed to a short-listed group of suppliers in early 2005. The deadline for bids from suppliers will be in mid-February. Bids and systems will be evaluated during March and April through a number of individual supplier demonstrations and visits to libraries that are using the systems under consideration. The aim is to award a contract for a new LMS by mid-May 2005. After a year-long period to carry out data migration, system testing and training, we will move from the current to the new system in August 2006.

The Project is being overseen by a Steering Group which is chaired by Ronald Milne, Acting Director of OULS; Erin Raynor, the LMS Project Manager, acts as Secretary. Special Interest Groups (SIGs) have been tasked to compile the detailed RFP specification for the individual LMS modules. The SIGs cover the following areas: acquisitions, authority control and catalogue maintenance, automated stack request, circulation, cataloguing, electronic resource management, interlibrary loan, non-roman scripts, OPAC, portals, serials, and systems. The Chairs of the SIGs make up the LMS Procurement Working Party, chaired by Erin Raynor.

Ms Raynor aims to incorporate the input of as many members of the University as possible as part of both the specification and evaluation process. Please send questions, input or feedback to erin.raynor@ouls.ox.ac.uk. More information about the project can be found on the LMS Web site at http://www.ouls.ox.ac.uk/lms.


MUSICAL EVENTS

Queen's College

Organ Recitals

Organ recitals will be given at 1.10 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the chapel, Queen's College. Admission is free, with a retiring collection. Further details may be found on the college Web site, http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk.

20 Oct.: Elizabeth Burgess, Christ Church.

27 Oct.: Robert Patterson, Queen's.

3 Nov.: Scott Ellaway, Keble.

10 Nov.: Greg Morris, Blackburn Cathedral.

17 Nov.: Rupert Jeffcoat, Coventry Cathedral.

24 Nov.: Timothy Hone, Salisbury Cathedral.

1 Dec.: Cynthia Hall, St Giles' Church.

Concert

THE CHOIR OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE and THE EGLESFIELD MUSICAL SOCIETY will perform a programme including Handel, The King shall rejoice, and Britten, Hymn to St Cecilia: A Wedding Anthem, at 8.15 p.m. on Thursday, 25 November, in the chapel, Queen's College. Admission by programme at the door (to reserve a programme e-mail: rosemary.rey@queens.ox.ac.uk).


APPOINTMENTS

OXFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY SERVICES

Council has approved the following appointments with effect from 1 August 2004 for a period of up to three years, during which the Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian, Mr R.P. Carr, will commit himself full time to leadership of the £40 million target Capital Campaign for the University's libraries:

As Acting Director of University Library Services and Bodley's Librarian: R.R. MILNE, Fellow of Wolfson College

As Acting Deputy Director: D.E. PERROW, Fellow of St Cross College

RESEARCH SERVICES

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

In connection with the acceptance of research awards and signature of research-related contracts, the University's Statutes, section 14 of Statute XVI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, pp. 131--2), provide that `(1)...no officer of the University, or any other person employed by the University or working in or in connection with any department or body within or under the control of the University, shall have authority to make any representations on behalf of the University or to enter into any contract on behalf of the University, except with the express consent of Council. (2) No such consent given by Council shall be operative until a copy of the resolution of Council, certified by the Registrar, has been delivered to such officer or other person.'

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

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

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

Research Funding and Research-related Information

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

Non-funding research-related information is publicised via the Web-based Bulletin Board. To receive regular e-mails summarising the contents of both these publications, please contact the Information Officer (see contact details below).

The University also has access to various online research funding databases and other sources of research-related information, available from the Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/information/.

If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail reminder summarising the contents of electronic Research Funding News, and also those of the Bulletin Board, please e-mail research.services@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. The Funding Information Officer (telephone: (2)70082) is also the first point of contact for all research funding information queries.

Research Grant Applications

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

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

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

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

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

In addition, Research Services can:

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

* provide information on funding body guidelines; and

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

The administrative arrangements for submitting research funding applications are available from the Research Services Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/grants/.

In summary, these are as follows: applicants should submit the original plus one copy of their application, together with a completed copy of the University's Outside Grants (OG) form, to Research Services, or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the Research Services Medical satellite office at Level 3 of the John Radcliffe Hospital, leaving three clear working days for it to be processed.

Application administration

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


Research Contracts

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

* sponsored or commissioned research;

* collaborative research;

* clinical trials;

* confidentiality and non-disclosure of information;

* transfer of materials;

* research-related services to industry;

* personal consultancy.

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

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

* authorising royalty payments to inventors;

* advice on matters connected with research-related contracts.

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

Research-related contracts

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

General enquiries

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


Information on Research Funding

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

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

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

If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail reminder summarising the contents of the bulletin, please e-mail research.services@admin.ox.ac.uk with the subject line `join eRFN mailing list'. This service is only available to members of the University with an `ox.ac.uk' e-mail account.

Subscribers also receive monthly updates about the contents of the RSO Bulletin Board (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/information/bboard.shtml) which lists non-funding research-related information, such as details of conferences, training opportunities, and changes in the policy of major research funding bodies.

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

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

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

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

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

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


OPPENHEIMER FUND

The Oppenheimer Fund provides grants to assist the academic exchange of senior members between the University of Oxford on the one hand and universities and similar institutions of higher education in the Republic of South Africa on the other. Applications are invited from senior members of the University who wish either to visit one or more universities in South Africa or to invite a staff member from a South African university to Oxford. Grants may be awarded to assist with living expenses for a maximum of six months, and travel costs. Visits for the sole purpose of attending a conference will not normally be eligible for support from the Fund.

The maximum level of grants is likely to be up to £1,000 per month for subsistence and up to £700 for the cost of travel between Oxford and South Africa. Applications for grants from the Fund should include a statement of the purpose of the proposed visit (including an outline of any research to be carried out during the visit), duration and estimated costs, details of any other available sources of funding, and, in the case of visits to Oxford, a curriculum vitae of the staff member it is proposed to invite, and a letter of support from a senior member at Oxford. There is no separate application form to complete. The closing date for applications is 19 November. Applications and any enquiries about the Fund should be sent to James Tibbert, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70134, e-mail: james.tibbert@admin.ox.ac.uk).

BY-ELECTION TO DIVISIONAL BOARD 11 November 2004

Notice is given of the following impending vacancy:

Medical Sciences Board

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

Resigning member: Professor A.J. Parker

Period of office: three years from Michaelmas Term 2004

Nominations in writing, by two members (other than the candidate) of the electorate for the above vacancy, which is the same as the persons from among whom the vacancy will be filled (as specified above), will be received by the Head of Student Administration at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 18 October, and similar nominations by six members of the electorate (other than the candidate) up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 25 October.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signature the name and faculty, sub-faculty, or department (indicative of the relevant electorate) in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are obtainable from the Web site. In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical notice of each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 4 November, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent to members of the electorate as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head of Student Administration not later than 4 p.m. on 11 November.


ELECTIONS TO DIVISIONAL BOARDS 3 June

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

The following have been nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors to hold office from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2004 for the periods stated:

Humanities

(from among the members of the Faculty of Modern History)

For two years

J.C. ROBERTSON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hugh's

For four years

B.R. WARD-PERKINS, MA, Fellow of Trinity


Social Sciences

(member elected by the Chairmen of Inter-faculty Committees and the Directors of Area Studies Centres for certain subjects)

For four years

R.J. GOODMAN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Antony's

Note: the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors will in due course make nominations for the following vacancies: Humanities Board (one member); Environmental Sciences Board (two members); Social Sciences Board (one member).


ELECTIONS TO FACULTY BOARDS 3 June

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

The following have been nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors to hold office from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2004 for a period of two years:

Management

From among the members of the Faculty of Management

1. K. BLACKMON, BA (B.SC. Clemson, MBA, PH.D. North Carolina), Fellow of Merton

2. P. QUATTRONE (PH.D. Catalania), Student of Christ Church

From among the members of the Business Advisory Forum

1. P. FOY, MA, Honorary Fellow of St Anne's and of St Peter's

2. SIR BRUCE MCPHAIL, MA, Fellow of Templeton

3. SIR MICHAEL PERRY

From among the members of the Academic Committee of Templeton College

M.J. EARL, MA, Fellow of Templeton

Note: the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors will in due course make nominations for the following vacancies: Classics Board (one member); English Language and Literature Board (one official member); Studies Board (four official members and six ordinary members).


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 29 October.

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board and Continuing Education Board

(a) M.Sc. in Bioinformatics

(i) With effect from 1 October 2005

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 764, after l. 2 insert:

`Bioinformatics

For those embarking on the M.Sc. in or after 2005

1. The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Divisional Board, in consultation with the Continuing Education Board, shall elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee that shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. Applicants will normally be expected to have satisfactorily completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Bioinformatics. Applications for exemption from this requirement will be considered, in exceptional circumstances only, by the Standing Committee. To be exempt from this requirement, applicants must demonstrate that they have undertaken equivalent study, or have appropriate work experience to an equivalent standard.

3. Every candidate must follow for at least nine and at most twelve terms a part-time course of instruction in the theory and practice of Bioinformatics, which shall normally take place over a period of no longer than six years.

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

(a) attendance at nine modules chosen from those in the Schedule for the M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, comprising a programme of study approved by the Programme Director;

(b) nine written assignments, one on each of the modules specified in the Schedule below;

(c) a dissertation of not more than fifty pages of A4 in length (excluding tables, appendices, footnotes and bibliography), on a subject selected by the candidate in consultation with the supervisor and approved by the Chairman of the Standing Committee. The assessed work set out in clause 4 (b) shall be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department of Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates. The assessed work set out in clause 4(c) shall be forwarded to the examiners c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX14BG for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates.

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

6. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the M.Sc.

7. Any candidate who has successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Bioinformatics may on admission to the M.Sc. be exempted from the requirement to submit, for the examination for this degree, four written assignments under 4(b) above. Any such candidate may be allowed to count not more than three terms completed in the study of the Postgraduate Certificate in Bioinformatics towards the minimum period of study for the M.Sc., but the actual number of terms, if greater than three, completed in the study of the Postgraduate Certificate shall be counted towards the maximum period of study for the M.Sc.. The M.Sc. in Bioinformatics if successfully completed, will subsume a candidate's previously completed Postgraduate Certificate.

8. Any candidate who has successfully completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics may on admission to the M.Sc. be exempted from the requirement to submit, for the examination for this degree, seven written assignments under 4(b) above. Any such candidate may be allowed to count not more than six terms completed in the study of the Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics towards the minimum period of study for the M.Sc., but the actual number of terms, if greater than six, completed in the study of the Postgraduate Diploma shall be counted towards the maximum period of study for the M.Sc.. The M.Sc. in Bioinformatics if successfully completed, will subsume a candidate's previously completed Postgraduate Diploma.

9. Any candidates who has been exempt, under clause 2 above, from completing the Postgraduate Certificate in Bioinformatics, must follow for at least six at most twelve terms a part-time course of instruction in the theory and practice of Bioinformatics. Such candidates may on admission be exempted from the requirement to submit, for the examination for this degree, four written assignments under 4 (b) above.

10. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any part of the examination may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.

11. The standing committee shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from submitting up to one of the total of nine written assignments required under 4 (b) above, provided that the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, or have appropriate work experience to an equivalent standard.

Schedule

Section A: Foundation Modules

Students must take four modules from the following list:

1. Biology, principles: basic molecular biology

2. Biology, experimental techniques in

3. Bioinformatics applications of computing, an introduction to techniques

4. Algorithm design and complexity

5. Qualitative techniques for Bioinformatics

6. The power of Bioinformatics in modern research

Section B: Specialised Modules

Students must take five modules from the following list:

7. Molecular Evolution

8. Structural Bioinformatics

9. Databases

10. Microarrays

11. Symbolic machine learning

12. Statistical data mining

13. Statistical genetics

14. Population genetics

15. The experimental-Bioinformatics interface—current challenges and emerging solutions

The Standing Committee shall approve the content of at least three modules to be given each year, the titles of which shall be circulated to candidates and their supervisors by the noughth week of Michaelmas Term.

For those embarking on the M.Sc. in or before 2004'.

(ii) With effect from 1 October 2006

In Examination Regulations, 2004, delete from p. 764, l. 3 to p. 765, l. 14.


(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 1045 , after l. 46 insert:

`Bioinformatics

1. The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Divisional Board, in consultation with the Continuing Education Board, shall elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee that shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. Every candidate must follow for at least six and at most nine terms a part-time course of instruction in the theory and practice of Bioinformatics, which shall normally take place over a period of no longer than four years.

3. Candidates must take four modules as set out in section A of the schedule for the M.Sc. in Bioinformatics and three modules as set out in section B of the schedule for the M.Sc. in Bioinformatics.

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

(a) attendance at seven modules chosen from those in the Schedule for the M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, comprising a programme of study approved by the Programme Director;

(b) seven written assignments, one on each of the modules chosen from the Schedule for the M.Sc. in Bioinformatics;

The assessed work set out in clause 4 (b) shall be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department of Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates.

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

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

7. Any candidate who has successfully completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Bioinformatics may on admission to the Postgraduate Diploma be exempted from the requirement to submit, for the examination for the postgraduate diploma, four of the written assignments under 4 (b) above. The Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics, if successfully completed, will subsume a candidate's previously completed certificate.

8. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any part of the examination may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.

9. The standing committee shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from submitting up to two of the total of seven written assignments required under 4 (b) above, provided that the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, or have appropriate work experience to an equivalent standard.'


(c) Postgraduate Certificate in Bioinformatics

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 1039, after l. 34 insert:

`Bioinformatics

1. The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Divisional Board, in consultation with the Continuing Education Board, shall elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee that shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. Every candidate must follow for at least three and at most five terms a part-time course of instruction in the theory and practice of Bioinformatics which shall normally take place over a period of no longer than two years.

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

(a) attendance at four modules chosen from those in section A of the Schedule for the M.Sc. in Bioinformatics, comprising a programme of study approved by the Programme Director;

(b) four written assignments, one on each of the modules chosen from section A of the Schedule for the M.Sc. in Bioinformatics; The assessed work set out in clause 3 (b) shall be forwarded to the examiners c/o Registry, Department of Continuing Education, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, for consideration by such date as the examiners shall determine and of which they shall notify candidates.

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

5. The examiners may award a distinction to candidates for the Certificate.

6. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in any part of the examination may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of the part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.

7. The standing committee shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from submitting up to one of the total of four written assignments required under 3 (b) above, provided that the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, of an appropriate standard, normally at another institution of higher education.'

OBITUARIES

Green College, Kellogg College, and St Catherine's College

LAWRENCE PAUL BACHMANN, Distinguished MA status (BA USC), 7 September 2004; Distinguished Friend of Oxford 2001; Honorary Visiting Fellow, Green College, 1983--2004; Domus Fellow, St Catherine's College, 1990--2002; Honorary Visiting Fellow, Kellogg College, 1994--2004. Aged 92.

Kellogg College

BRIAN HITCH CMG, CVO, MA (MA Cambridge), FRCO, 3 August 2004; Director, Diploma in European Studies, 1991--6; Supernumerary Fellow 1991–6; Chamberlain 1994--6; Emeritus Fellow 1996--2004. Aged 72.

St Hugh's College

MRS MARJORIE LEWIS (née Buick), 3 September 2004; Mathematics 1927. Aged 95.

MRS ELIZABETH IRENE YOUNG (née Marshall), 16 September 2004; PPE 1935. Aged 88.


MEMORIAL SERVICE

University College

A Memorial Service for CLARE DRURY, Senior Tutor of University College, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Monday, 18 October, in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. To assist the college in seating arrangements it would be appreciated if those who wish to attend the service would contact the Master's Secretary in advance (telephone: Oxford (2)76600, e-mail: marion.hawtree@univ.ox.ac.uk).

After the service tea will be served in the Hall, University College.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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


Society for Graduates

The following meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. 22 Oct., Professor G. Smith: Nanotechnology—friend or foe?; 29 Oct., Professor A. Chapman, The dinosaur man: Sir Richard Owen (1804–92) and the great lizards; 5 Nov., Dr E. Garman, Why we keep catching the flu and the search for a cure; 12 Nov., Dr D. Lowry, Cecil Rhodes: man and myth; 19 Nov., K. Burras, Plant hunting in Southern Africa; 26 Nov., C. Gott, The Witney Woollen Industry; 3 Dec., Dr M. Blythe, The life and legacy of Archie Cochraine: champion of safer and fairer medicine; 10 Dec., Christmas Dinner. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.


St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

The Art of Writing: 21 Oct., Kiosks and obelisks: poems as structures, Jamie McKendrick; 28 Oct., The splinter of ice, Veronica Stallwood; 4 Nov., Writing the past: an Oxford childhood, Charlotte Mendelson; 11 Nov., Writing a crime novel, P.D. James; 18 Nov., Working with three prime ministers and the rest of the world, Douglas Hurd; 25 Nov., Writing the story of a life, Shirley du Boulay; 2 Dec., Speedy's dog: poetry and place, Henry Shukman; 9 Dec., Writing, reading: escape or engagement?, Tim Pears. The talks will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. www.st-giles-church.org.


Science for Gardeners Lecture Series

The following lectures are held on Mondays at 8 p.m. in the Margaret Thatcher Centre at Somerville College. They aim to introduce gardeners to cutting edge scientific research from the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. 18 Oct.: Professor H. Dickinson and Dr R. Grant-Downton, Sensory perception: how plants feel about their environment; 8 Nov., Dr M. Knight, Plants that jump the garden wall; 15 Nov., Dr C. Hughes, Suicide or murder? A plant pathologist's casebook; 29 Nov., Dr G. Preston, Bastards in the borders: hybridisation in horticulture; 13 Dec., Dr S. Harris, tba. Tickets £7 per lecture (incl. coffee) or £32 for the series. For bookings please contact The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, 01865 286690 or email postmaster@botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk.


The Walled Garden Study Day

Sat., 6 Nov., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Jacqueline du Pré Auditorium, St Hilda's College. For generations, gardeners have marvelled at the joy of gardening in a garden surrounded by walls. Lectures: P. Thoday, The Victorian kitchen garden; S. Dickinson, The walled garden at Eythrope; S. Hoy, The walled garden at Normanby Hall; T. Stuart Smith, Creating a new walled garden at Broughton Grange; M. Thurlow, The restoration of the walled garden at Audley End. Cost: £45 incl. sandwich lunch and parking in Magdalen College School (if required). For bookings please contact The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, 01865 286690 or email postmaster@botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk.


Antiques Bought and Sold

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


Periodicals Bought and Sold

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


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


D'Overbroeck's College Open Morning

Join us for our Open Morning on Sat., 16 Oct., from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for information on direct entry into Sixth Form, entry at age 13 (Year 9), and—starting in Sept. 2005—entry at age 11 (Year 7). This is an informal event which gives students and parents an opportunity to have a look at the College, meet our teaching staff and some of our current students. Based in North Oxford, d'Overbroeck's is one of the largest and most successful co-educational independent colleges in the UK. For further information about us, please contact the College Office on 01865 310000 or visit our website at www.doverbroecks.com.


Services Offered

Marshall & Galpin Solicitors, Family Department. We are an established Oxfordshire private client firm with offices in Oxford, Thame and Abingdon. We have seven specialist family lawyers who advise on a wide range of issues: divorce and separation, children, financial agreements on divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitee disputes, separation agreements and pensions. Our lawyers are members of the Solicitors Family Law Association. Two members of the team are Deputy District Judges and three are trained mediators. We offer a range of competitive rates and a short free initial interview. French, Spanish and Italian spoken. Other services provided by the firm include property adviceconveyancing, wills & probate, personal injury & medical negligence, employment and businesscommercial. For further information visit our web site at: www.marshallgalpin.com or contact Mary Wakem on 01865 792300 (Oxford), Simon Bassett on 01235 555345 (Abingdon), James Stonham 01844 261966 (Thame).

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, email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, email: 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).

Proof-reading/copy-editing offered by experienced and published English graduate (First Class). Academic, business, general. Call Julie on 01865 451960 or email oxenglish@aol.com.

Specialist advisers to academics. Colin Coates & Partners offer tax and accounting services including professorial salary review and retirement covering The Universities Superannuation Scheme. Tel.: 01934 844133. Email: info@ccptax.com. See www.ccptax.com.

Blenheim House Creche. Quality childcare in a safe, happy and caring environment, for children aged 6 months to 4 years. Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon.–Fri. Places available from 2 sessions up to full time. Conveniently situated for Woodstock Road, Banbury Road, Lynams and Esporta. Open morning on Sat. 9 Oct., 9.30 a.m.–11.30 a.m. Call Mrs Susan Palmer on 01865 554526 or email susanpalmer.1@btopenworld.com.

Visit St Philip's Books at 82 St Aldates, Oxford (next to Reservoir Books). We specialise in rare and second-hand books in the humanities, especially theology and history, also literature and philosophy. Open Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5p.m. Free catalogues on request. Good prices paid for large or small collections. Please call Christopher Zealley on 01865 202182. www.stphilipsbooks.co.uk.

Hypnotherapy is a natural and gentle way to improve both your emotional and physical health. Symptoms treated include stress, insomnia, smoking, social phobias, fear of public speaking, overweight, IBS, migraines, psoriasis, and much more. To find out how hypnotherapy can help you, contact The Oxford Natural Health Centre's hypnotherapist Mark Witter MA PhD DHP on 07837 121539 or visit his website at www.markwitter.com.


Domestic Services

Local Oxford lady available for housework/ironing. Total of eleven years experience: six years in Summertown/Headington area, five years in Oxfordshire country area. Excellent references available. University/education personnel especially welcome, short or long term. All replies answered. Kindly telephone 07810513429.


Tuition Offered

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

The Nursery School at Rye St Antony School. For children aged 3–5 years. High adult- child ratio; exceptional environment for creative learning; set in idyllic wooden grounds; early years grant for all 3- and 4-year olds; glowing Ofsted report. For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact: Rye St Antony School, Pullen's Lane, Oxford OX3 0BY. Tel.: 01865 762802. Fax: 01865 763611. Email: info@ryestantony.co.uk.


Houses to Let

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 email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 764777. Email: info@qbman.co.uk.

North Oxford . Fully-furnished 4–5 bedroom family home to let from Christmas '04 to Aug. '05. Family are going abroad for sabbatical. Large west-facing spacious garden with patio and beautiful surrounding trees. Three reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room and 2.5 bathrooms. House on west side of popular Woodstock road, overlooking St Edward's playing fields. Easy walking access to Summertown shops and into city centre (cycle path next to house). Port Meadow nearby. Email: douglas.wilkinson@nda.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 513688.

Oxfordshire. Wing of beautiful country house. Six bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 WCs, kitchen with aga, scullery, larder, laundry room. Three reception rooms. Fully-furnished. South-facing orangerie. Set in parkland with lake. Tennis court. Domestic and garden staff provided. Ideal professional family home. £2,800 p.m. Tel.: 01865 343202.

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly. Beautiful, fully-furnished three-storey farmhouse with all mod. cons. to let for 1–3 years. Set in 13 acres of farmland. Peaceful yet within 4 kms from Cerisy la Salle (local village); Saint-Lô, Coutance approx. 20 kms; Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room; gas cooker; separate electric oven; microwave; large fridge with separate freezer; g. c.h.; bathroom with w.c.; sitting room. First floor: music room (with grand piano), 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with w.c.; gallery (suitable for office) that overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Ideal for writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. Non-smoker preferred; pets welcome. 800–900 euro p.c.m. For further details please contact Alexander Kok on 00 33 2 33 45 52 16. Fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.

Florence Park. Recently refurbished 1930s house with attractively designed garden. Close to local amenities, park and river. Light and cosy. Furnished and fully equipped, with two large bedrooms and dressing room. Kitchen/diner. Easy access to central Oxford. Available from Sept. for one year or less. Ideal for professional or family. £850 p.c.m. plus bills. Call Jo Dixon on 01865 760907 or 07932 724232. Email: 53netherwoodsroad@tiscali.co.uk.

Wootton, near Woodstock. Delightful period cottage to let in sought after, pretty village. Living room with open fire overlooking rear garden. Stable door to garden. Kitchen with all mod. cons. Double bedroom and large bathroom with panelled bath and electric shower. Loft for storage. Oil-fired c.h. Attractive mature garden. Two garden sheds and brick-built log stove. Good bus and train connections to Oxford. Suit academic/professional couple. Available Oct. for 6 months/1 year. £695 p.m. incl. gardener. (excl. council tax and utility bills). References essential. Contact: Sally Stradling on 01993 812278 or email sally.stradling@ukgateway.net.

Architect's Spelsbury bungalow, bought for its beautiful views and quiet end of lane position, converted from 3-bedroom to 1 to create very large living and dining areas; en suite WC, basin and walk-in wardrobe for bedroom; 5 French windows open onto terrace and rolling farmland towards Wychwood forest; kitchen with new cooker, fridge, washing machine; 2nd WC and basin in bathroom off hall; large storage cupboards; warm air c.h.; natural wood and white walls throughout; fully furnished; new large 24ft pyramidal conservatory with surrounding banquette seating—seats 12! Garden, parking, 1½ miles to BR station. £145 p.w. Tel.: 0207 7369744 or 07890289697.

Jericho, Oxford. Charming terraced cottage in quiet residential street. Nicely modernised, two bedrooms, bath, shower, open-plan downstairs, patio doors to tiny garden, TV, all appliances, g.c.h. To let completely furnished, with china, linen, etc. Close to canal walks, good primary school, shops, and walking distance to station and city centre. Ideal for sabbatical. All inclusive (incl. council tax), £1,300 p.m. Available from 1 Nov. to June, flexible. Owner teaches in London in wintertime. Details: janet.bell@ucl.ac.uk.

Headington, Kiln Lane. Furnished and newly renovated 2–3 bedroom semi-detached house with c.h., kitchen, bathroom, lounge, dining room, garden, etc. Easy access for bus/car routes to city centre, university departments and the M40 to London. Close to shops, JR, Churchill and Nuffield Orthopaedic hospitals. Would suit professional university or medical couple. Available for rent initially for 1 year, with renewal possible. No smokers or pets. References required. Available now. £800 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact: 01865 735540.

East Oxford, East Avenue. Unfurnished, refurbished 3-bedroom house with garden and off- street parking. Two double, one single bedrooms. Large new kitchen; dishwasher and breakfast bar. Large open- plan living room with maple floor. Conservatory, utility room. Call 07710 170084.

North Oxford . Fully-furnished three bedroom house with garage and sheltered garden available for tenancy. On bus route to city centre. One year or more from end Sept. £1,050 p.c.m. Please call 01865 243216 or 01865 515547.


Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long let in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: lovely ground floor flat, large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Available now. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400. Mobile: 07789092274.

Fully-furnished North London garden flat. Two bedrooms, living room, eat-in kitchen. Five min. from Tube/Piccadilly line; 20 min. to central London. Close to shops and Crouch End amenities. Ideally suit professional couple with small child. £895 p.c.m. Available now. Email M.Bond@sociology.ox.ac.uk. Mobile: 07800663584.

Country garden flat in friendly village, 15 min. from central Oxford. One double bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, fireplace with log fire, c.h., telephone, parking. Access to beautiful garden, tennis court and swimming pool. Concessionary rent in return for assistance in the garden. Suitable for couple or single person; ideal for postgraduate, research students, and visiting academics. £450 p.m. Tel: 01865 864102.


Accommodation Offered

Attractive and quiet B&B. One minute to bus stop, close to river walks. £40 per night/£60 double; 15% discount for full week. Tel.: 01865 770501.

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay lets from 1 week up to several months. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short-term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, relocation purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. For more information, please contact us on tel: 0870 1602325, fax: 0870 1602327, email: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk or visit our website at www.oxfordshortlets.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.

Room offered in attractive large detached four-bedroom house for single professional female. Shared house is located close to all Headington hospitals and Brookes University. Ten minute cycle ride into city. Fully furnished, all appliances, wireless broadband, off-street parking and secluded garden. Long lease preferred. £360 p.c.m. incl. council tax. Available immediately. Tel: 01865 766032. Email: jwoodman@doctors.org.uk.

Room to let in period property in Old Marston. Set in a stunning location, this beautifully decorated home has many unique features. Tall applicants beware of low beams! Mod. cons., shared bathroom, cleaner, garden, and private parking. Close to city centre and JR. Short or long term lodger sought from 1 Nov. £460 p.c.m. incl. all bills. Tel.: 01865 250722.

Room available in very central, well maintained 5-bedroom house. It has only two present occupants (researchers at the University) and we are looking for two more. The property is on 9 Beaumont Buildings, which is just behind St John Street. £375 p.m. Facilities include washing machine, kitchen, wireless broadband, TV, DVD, etc. No pets and no smoking inside. Please contact julian.savulescu@philosophy.oxford.ac.uk, mobile: 07919433968, or nick.bostrom@philosophy.ox.ac.uk, mobile: 07789 744242.


Office Accommodation

North Oxford . Wolfson College, Linton Road. 7,300 sqft (660 sqm) of offices adjacent to its main buildings with separate entrance and car parking. The flexible accommodation currently comprises 25 office units, a conference room and common room. Access to the use of the College's superb riverside facilities, including restaurant for staff and visitors, by arrangement. Available immediately. For further details contact the Bursar on 01865 274104 or email stephen.palmer@wolfson.ox.ac.uk.


Self-catering Apartments

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


Accommodation Sought

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


Holiday Lets

Naples, Florida: rent our beautiful 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house, on the Gulf Coast, in southwest Florida. This spacious home is located on one of the best private golf courses in the area. The house sleeps up to 8 people, has a huge south-facing heated swimming pool, and comes fully furnished and equipped. The house is available all year round from £800 p.w. (minimum 2-week let, discount for longer lets), Tel. Mark on: 07802 754154. E-mail: mark@bayrock.co.uk. Web site: website: www.golf-in-naples.com.

Deepest SW France. Relax in one of our three privately owned luxuriously renovated farmhouses with large, secluded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, own heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks for 6, 8 or 10. Contact Marion on 01865 554122 or email marion@hidden-sw-france.com. Further details on www.hidden-sw-france.com.

South Eastern Italy. Two-bedroom apartment in the ancient port of Monopoli, on the shores of Apulia. Stunning apartment on top floor of an 18th century palazzo with stone floors, carved wooden beams and high ceilings; 80 sq.m., sleeps 3. All mod. cons. (incl. air conditioning, c.h., dishwasher, jacuzzi, w/machine, stereo and new beds). In quiet old quarter of peaceful seaside town. Sweeping views of the Adriatic sea from virtually every room. Incl. 170 s.qm. rooftop terrace with views of sea, mountains, and medieval quarter below. Five min. walk to sandy beach, 16th century castle, city walls, and ancient fishing harbour. Forty-five min. by train or car from the international airports of Bari (Ryanair) and Brindisi, and 10 min. from the 18-hole San Dominico golf club. Near cave dwellings and world-famous pre-Greek and Roman conical stone buildings (trulli). 400 euro p.w. until May. Contact Angela Montemurro. Tel.: 0039 3282768344 or email linamonte@tiscalinet.it.


Houses for Sale

Jericho. Spacious modern house in the heart of this sought-after area. Two double bedrooms, study/nursery, two reception rooms, courtyard garden, garage and further off-street parking. Close to city centre, train/bus stations and colleges. £317,000. Tel: 07779 225767 or email salmondavid@hotmail.com for more details.

Temple Cowley, Oxford. Three-bedroom end terrace town house in popular development. Excellent bus and road access to central Oxford. Kitchen/diner, living room, cloakroom, bathroom (en suite), garage, well-stocked 40 ft rear garden. Five year NHBC warranty. No onward chain. Carpets/curtains incl. OIRO £269,950. Email: sarahd_hutch@yahoo.co.uk.


For Sale

VAX carpet cleaner 1400 for sale at £50; almost new, and half the price. Bags of smokeless fuel (ovoids) for sale at £5 per bag (originally £7.99 per bag). Kenwood RC310 Rice Cooker, 1.8 litre capacity---brand new, never used: £15 (was £23.99). Tel: 01865 727871 or 07770 738 977.

FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY

In association with St Peter's College, Keble College, Wadham College, and St Hilda's College

University Lecturership in Philosophy and Tutorial Fellowship at St Peter's College

The Faculty of Philosophy and St Peter's College invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the above post starting 1 October 2005. Applicants' primary research interests must be in the British Empiricists and/or Kant. Salary will be according to age, on the university lecturers' scale, currently up to £45,707 per annum; additional college allowances are payable.

Further particulars are available from the Faculty Administrator, the Philosophy Centre, 10 Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JJ (telephone: Oxford (2)76928, fax: (2)76932, e-mail: enquiries@philosophy.oxford.ac.uk), or from the faculty's Web site, http://www.philosophy.ox.ac.uk/.


MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Appointment of Development Director

Magdalen College is seeking to appoint a Development Director, who will be responsible for defining and implementing the next phase of the college's fund-raising strategy, including the introduction of an annual giving programme. This is a new appointment at a senior level.

The responsibilities of the Development Director will include, amongst others, maintaining close personal contact both with donors and with members of the governing body. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of effective fund-raising experience, including personally securing major gifts; experience in developing and implementing strategic plans together with managing a small team; computer literacy and experience of using a large fund-raising database; excellent communication skills and a degree-level education.

A competitive salary will be paid. Other benefits include pension scheme, generous holidays, free lunches, and parking.

Further particulars may be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)76031. Letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and details of three referees, should be sent to the Senior Bursar, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 15 October.

Magdalen College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Official Fellowship and University Lecturership (CUF) in Modern History

In association with the Faculty of Modern History

St Anne's College proposes to appoint a fellow and Tutor in Modern History with effect from 1 October 2005. The fellowship will be held in conjunction with a University Lecturership (CUF) in the Faculty of Modern History.

Applications are invited from candidates with interests in early modern British and European history, and with a particular research interest in the intellectual history of the early modern period.

The fellow will be required to undertake at least eight hours' teaching a week for the college in relevant courses in Modern History and its Joint Schools, and to give lectures and undertake graduate teaching and supervision for the faculty.

Further particulars, covering both the college and the university posts, are available on the St Anne's College Web site
(http://www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk) and may also be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (e-mail: heather.law@st-annes.ox.ac.uk). Applications (eight copies), and three references, should be sent to the same address. The closing date for receipt of applications and references is 8 November. Interviews are likely to be held on Tuesday, 30 November.

St Anne's College and the University are equal opportunities employers.


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Alistair Horne Fellowship

The Alistair Horne Fellowship provides membership of St Antony's College and financial assistance to a candidate who is researching or writing a significant book on a topic of modern history. Young historians and first authors are encouraged to apply.

The fellowship carries a research grant which is in the order of £10,000, for the year. As a Senior Member of St Antony's College, the fellow is entitled to use the college library and research centres, and is encouraged to play a full part in the college's academic and social life, as well as that of the University as a whole.

The fellow for the academic year 2005--6 will be elected early in 2005. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a description of the proposed book, an indication of the author's plans for the year, and the names of two referees and should be sent to the Warden, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF (fax: Oxford 512323, e-mail: anne.robinson@sant.ox.ac.uk; Web site http://www.sant.ox.ac.uk). The deadline for applications is 30 November.


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE AND TRINITY COLLEGE

Tutorial Fellowship in Ancient History

Somerville College proposes to elect a Tutorial Fellow in Ancient History with effect from October 2005. The appointment is tenable in conjunction with a Stipendiary Lecturership at Trinity College and with a University Lecturership (CUF). Applications are invited from suitably qualified women and men with proven research ability in any area of Greek or Roman History.

The combined college and university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £45,707 per annum. Additional college allowances are available.

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

The colleges and the University are equal opportunities employers.


WADHAM COLLEGE

Appointment of Clerk of Works

Due to a retirement, the college is seeking a Clerk of Works with proven experience in all aspects of the building trade and with in-depth knowledge of health and safety, disability, and relevant building legislation. The successful applicant will be well organised, flexible, and able to lead a small team, co-ordinating and supervising a wide range of general maintenance and small building projects.

The post is graded on the university technician grade I scale K13, with a salary in the region of £30,000 per annum (dependent on experience), plus conference bonus, meals on duty, generous holidays, bus pass, and pension schemes.

Applicants should write, telephone, fax, or e-mail for an application form and job description to the Domestic Bursar's Secretary, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN (telephone: Oxford (2)77963, fax: (2)77964, e-mail: sarah.macleod@wadham.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 29 October.

Wadham College is an equal opportunities employer.


UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Dennis Gillings Professorship of Health Management

The Board of Electors to the Dennis Gillings Professorship of Health Management invite applications for this professorship to take up appointment ideally within six months of accepting the post.

Candidates will have an internationally established academic reputation for excellence in research and commitment to educational developments within the field of health management, and proven capacity to take a major leadership role within the university's growing Business School.

Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, Academic Division, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TT (e-mail: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk). Applications, marked `Confidential', should consist of a letter including details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, a publications list and a completed form PD18 with details of two referees, and should reach the Academic Secretary no later than 26 November.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Dame Sandra Dawson, Director of the Judge Institute of Management (telephone: (01223) 339590, e-mail: sjnd@jims.cam.ac.uk).


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Research Fellowships 2005

Applications are invited from men and women who are graduates of UK universities or registered graduate students of the University of Cambridge. Applicants must be within four years of starting on full-time research on 31 December 2004. Any person who holds a fellowship at a Cambridge college (other than a fellowship without stipend) may not apply. Applications are welcomed from candidates holding a fellowship or other postdoctoral stipend awarded by a Research Council or other similar body.

Applications must be received by the Master of St John's College, Cambridge CB2 1TP, by 31 December 2004. The application form is available on the college's Web site, http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/research_f ellowships. Applicants and their referees are required to submit their applications on-line. In case of difficulty, please e-mail: resfell@joh.cam.ac.uk.

Candidates who are short-listed by the college council by 17 February 2005, will be required to submit three copies of their writings to the college by no later than 25 February 2005. In the event of a Research Fellowship being offered and accepted, one of these three copies will be retained for the college archives. No interviews are held. The election will be made no later than 5 May 2005.

Successful candidates will enter into their fellowships on 1 October 2005 and will vacate them on 30 September 2008. Tenure of the fellowship is conditional upon the holder devoting himself or herself to research to the satisfaction of the college council. For the first year Fellows are not required to reside in Cambridge. Thereafter the holder must carry out the research within the University of Cambridge unless the council is satisfied that he or she is better able to carry out the research elsewhere.

The annual stipend of fellows who are not full-time students working for a degree or other qualification is at present on the scale £19,942--£21,852, provided that a fellow is not paid other than remuneration for up to six hours' college or university teaching a week, A reduced scale applies to fellows who are full-time students. The stipend for a fellow who has other emoluments (other than that for up to six hours' teaching) will be reduced by the total amount of pay received.

Office accommodation is provided for fellows who do not live in college. Fellows wishing to live in college are provided with resident accommodation at a charge for services and supplies. One meal a day is provided free of charge to all fellows.

Friday 15 October

DR D. CARTER: `Anthropologists: identity and virtual communities' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

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

B. DE L'ESTOILE: `Dancing with the Dogon: French anthropology from the colonial exhibition to the Museum of First Arts and Cultures' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

P. JACOB: `The scope and limits of Chomsky's naturalism' (lecture), Philosophy Faculty Centre, 4.30 p.m.

D. HINE, V. BOGDANOR, and C. BRYANT: `The institutional balance' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR T. DODGE: `Political mobilisation in the absence of civil society or state; Islamic nationalism in post- Saddam Iraq' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.


Saturday 16 October

EDUCATION CONFERENCE: `What are universities for?' (jointly held at Lady Margaret Hall and Somerville College, as part of 125th anniversary celebrations; further details from Development Office, Somerville: tel. 01865 (2)80626).


Sunday 17 October

PROFESSOR BRIAN LEFTOW preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 18 October

C. LOW: `Khoisan healing practices' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. HARRISS-WHITE: `De- and re-regulating business in rural West Bengal: capitalism under the left front' (seminar series: `Socio-legal approaches to law and development'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

TAM DALYELL, MP: `What needs to be done to the House of Commons?' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR L. SHEVTSOVA: `Comparing Yeltsin and Putin as leaders' (Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Seminar: `Twenty years of political change: the USSR and Russia, 1985–2004'), the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR L. AL-GAILANI: `Archaeological theft in Iraq' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Dining Hall, St Cross College, 5 p.m.

DR B. GROVES: ` "With old odd ends stole out of holy writ." Shakespeare and the Bible' (seminar series: `The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

DR H. GREIG: `Leading the fashion: the material culture of London's beau monde' (interfaculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 1660–1832'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5.15 p.m


Tuesday 19 October

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

PROFESSOR B. LAFFAN: `Organising power in Europe: multilevel governance' (seminar series: `Europe: what kind of power?'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

DR W. MACMILLAN: `Redistricting Michigan; maps, computers, and the public interest' (seminar series: `Power in American politics'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR STANLEY LUBMAN: `Themes and issues in Western scholarship' (lecture series: `Looking for law in China'), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. FIDDES: `Law and divine mercy in Shakespeare: a study of The Merchant of Venice and Measure for Measure' (public lecture series: `Measure for measure: the idea of justice in literature, religion, and law'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

T. SMITH: `Early years research and policy for children at risk of social exclusion' (seminar series: `Promoting the well-being of children at risk of social exclusion'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

R.E. LEBOW: `Interests and ethics' (Political Theory and International Relations Seminar), Department of Politics, 5 p.m.

H. KUGELER: ` "Le parfait Ambassadeur": the theory and practice of diplomacy, 1648–1748' (Early Modern Europe Seminar), Modern History Research Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

DR K. BROWN: `History, anthropology, and the archival imagination' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `The structure of loyalty in revolutionary Macedonia'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

B. HEBBERT: `The Tudor violin 1540–1600' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. PODOLNY: `The logic of person v. the logic of position' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `The logic of position, the measure of leadership'), Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public; admission free).

DR B. SCHMIDT: `Ethnographic research' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5.30 p.m.


Wednesday 20 October

MISS L. FORBES and DR J. JOHNS: `The Bodleian Book of Curiosities: some answers and many new questions' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL (Elizabeth Burgess), Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Welcome to the University', 2 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR STANLEY LUBMAN: `Law reform after Mao—accomplishments and problems' (lecture series: `Looking for law in China'), Mure Room, Merton, 5.30 p.m.

DR K. BROWN: `The horizons of the peasant: rethinking fatalism' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `The structure of loyalty in revolutionary Macedonia'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR D. JAMES: `Gaining lost ground? Property, patronage, and citizenship in South Africa's land reform programme' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. PODOLNY: `The meaning of leadership' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `The logic of position, the measure of leadership'), Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public; admission free).

G. IRVINE: `Bu-no-mai: the military dances of Bugaku' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 6.15 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

T. ARGOV: `Losing the (Israeli) plot: contemporary Israel in the prose of Orly Kastel-Bloom' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.


Thursday 21 October

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

A. ADRIAN-PAUL: `Women, peace, and security: challenges faced by refugee and internally displaced women' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The search for common ground: the role of women in conflict resolution'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

KIRSTY HUGHES: `Turkish membership of the EU: strategic priority or political disaster?' (seminar), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

G. DE BROGLIE and J. ROGISTER: `L'Entente Cordiale: de l'événement au concept' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. PODOLNY: `The measure of meaning' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `The logic of position, the measure of leadership'), Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public; admission free).


Friday 22 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection—for all staff' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CONFERENCE: `Psychologie, psychiatrie, psychanalyse et médecine: jalons pour une histoire (XIXe–XXe siècles)' (Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.; continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m.).

DR N. BRADMAN: `The applications of mitochondrial DNA research in the anthropology of identity' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

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

P. DESCOLA: `Forms of life' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. QURESHI: `Music, the state, and Islam in Pakistan: negotiating identities through the sonic arts' (public lecture series: `Ethnomusicological studies of Muslim societies'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

SIR ROBERT WADE-GREY, SIR STEPHEN WALL, and LORD WILLIAMSON: `Foreign affairs' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR STANLEY LUBMAN: `Foreigners and legal uncertainty' (lecture series: `Looking for law in China'), Schools, 5 p.m.

JOHN LLOYD: `The power and the story: media and politics in the twenty-first century' (Reuters Memorial Lecture), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

DR I. MARASHI: `Iraq's cyber-insurgency: the Internet, mass media, and the Iraqi Resistance' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.


Sunday 24 October

THE REVD CANON OSWALD SWARTZ preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 25 October

DR S. ECKS: `Socialising substances: ethnopharmacology and beyond' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Ethnobotany, fertility, and sexuality'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

M. FEDUNKIW: `British women doctors in World War I: finding a way to serve in Serbia and the case of Dr Dorothy Maude' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. FAUNDEZ: `Why has the law and development movement failed to revive?' (seminar series: `Socio-legal approaches to law and development'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

THE RT. HON. WILLIAM HAGUE, MP: `The future of House of Lords reform' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

SIR RODRIC BRAITHWAITE: `The view across the river, 1988–92' (Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Seminar: `Twenty years of political change: the USSR and Russia, 1985–2004'), the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR K. POLITIS: `The political and economic realities of looting ancient sites' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Research Centre, Pitt Rivers Museum (64 Banbury Road), 5 p.m.