Oxford University Gazette: 15 May 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4659: 15 May 2003

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University Acts

CONGREGATION 8 May

Approval of amendment to Resolution and of amended Resolution confirmed by postal vote

The approval of the amendment to the Resolution concerning University Funding and Fees, and of the amended Resolution (see Gazette, p. 1012), has been confirmed by postal vote.

[For the amendment, 380; against, 237]

[For the amended Resolution, 392; against, 219]

¶ The discrepancy between the total votes cast on each question arises from the differing numbers of abstentions in each case.


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 30 May.

Establishment of Luc Hoffmann Professorship of Field Ornithology

1 In SCHEDULE A to Sect. I, § 5. B of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 381, as amended by Decree (2) of 8 March 2001, and redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 716; Vol. 132, p. 1146), after `Edward Grey Professor of Ornithology' insert:

`Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field Ornithology'.

2 Ibid., Sect. III, concerning particular professorships (p. 478, as renumbered by the former decree, and as redesignated), insert new § 235 as follows and renumber existing § 235 as § 236:

`§ 235. Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field Ornithology

1. The benefaction of £2.51m from members of the Hoffmann family, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Luc Hoffmann Fund (`the Fund').

2. The University shall apply the Fund in the endowment and support of a Professorship of Field Ornithology at the University to be known as the Luc Hoffmann Professorship of Field Ornithology (`the Professorship').

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

4. The Luc Hoffmann Professor of Field Ornithology shall undertake research in Ornithology and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject.

5. If required by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board so to do, the Professor shall direct the Edward Grey Institute for Field Ornithology.

6. The Professor shall be elected by an electoral board comprising:

(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 allocated by Council for the time being, 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, of whom one shall be appointed after consultation (during his lifetime) with M André Hoffmann; and

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

7. Regulations 3--6 above may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, establish a new Professorship of Ornithology with a munificent benefaction from the Hoffmann family.]


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Elerian, O.A., MA, Nuffield

Powell, S.J., University Offices

Rickaby, R., Hertford Sarooshi, D., Queen's

University Agenda

CONGREGATION 20 May

Notice

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

1 Declaration of approval of Resolution approving the conferment of a Degree by Diploma

That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma upon THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS PATTEN, CH, PC, MA, Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Chancellor-elect of the University, be approved.

2 Declaration of approval of Resolution approving the reallocation of space from Chemistry to the University Museum of Natural History

That approximately 640 sq.m. of floor space in the University Museum and Inorganic Chemistry buildings be reallocated from Chemistry to the University Museum of Natural History, part of the space to be used for a joint University Museum and Pitt Rivers Museum visitor facility, on occupation of the Chemistry Research Laboratory by the Department of Chemistry.

3 Declaration of approval of Resolution concerning the implementation for externally funded academic-related staff of the Fixed-Term Employees Regulations

That this House endorse the introduction of the proposed new open-ended, externally funded contract of employment for certain academic-related staff, and associated redundancy procedures, and in particular agree that Council should appoint a Redundancy Committee in accordance with section 10 of Statute XII, Part B to deal with the termination of such contracts for reason of redundancy.


CONVOCATION 25 June

Admission and Installation of the Chancellor of the University

A Convocation will be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday, 25 June, at 11.30 a.m., for the purpose of admitting THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS PATTEN, CH, PC, MA, Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, to office as the Chancellor of the University, and conferring upon him the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma. The Encaenia ceremony will follow immediately upon the conclusion of the installation.


CONGREGATION 25 June

1 Encaenia

Mr Vice-Chancellor invites Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, holders of the Oxford Degrees of Doctor of Divinity, Civil Law, Medicine, Letters, Science, and Music, the Proctors, the Assessor, the Public Orator, the Professor of Poetry, the Registrar, the outgoing President of the Oxford University Student Union, and the Presidents of the Junior and Middle Common Rooms of Lincoln College, Keble College, and Kellogg College (as being the colleges of the Proctors and the Assessor) to partake of Lord Crewe's Benefaction to the University, meeting him in the Hall of Brasenose College at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday, 25 June. Thence they will go in procession to the Sheldonian Theatre, where will be spoken the Oration in Commemoration of the Benefactors of the University according to the intention of the Right Honourable Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham.

Note. Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, and Doctors who propose to accept Mr Vice-Chancellor's invitation, and to be present in the Sheldonian Theatre, are requested to inform his Secretary at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone (2)70243; e-mail: alison.miles@admin.ox.ac.uk) not later than Wednesday, 18 June. They are reminded that, while academic dress of other universities may (if desired) be worn at the Encaenia Garden Party, the appropriate Oxford academic dress should always be worn at the partaking of Lord Crewe's Benefaction and at the Encaenia Ceremony.

2 Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Civil Law

THE RT. HON. BARONESS O'NEILL OF BENGARVE, CBE, MA (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Harvard), FBA, F.MED.SCI., Honorary Fellow of Nuffield and Somerville Colleges, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge


Doctor of Letters

PROFESSOR MARY DOUGLAS, CBE, B.SC., MA, D.PHIL., FBA, Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College, Emeritus Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University


Doctor of Science

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS, DBE, MA, D.PHIL., FRS, F.R.ENG., Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Professor of Polymer Science and Director of the Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London

SIR PAUL NURSE (B.SC. Birmingham; PH.D. East Anglia), FRS, Honorary Fellow of Linacre College, Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK, and President-elect of Rockefeller University, New York

PROFESSOR JEAN-PIERRE SERRE, Honorary Professor at the Collège de France


Doctor of Music

PLACIDO DOMINGO, KBE, FRCM, opera singer, conductor, and administrator

¶ Arrangements for admission to the Sheldonian Theatre, which will be by ticket only, are published in `Notices' below.

Notices

DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY

On the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, Council has assigned the Department of Clinical Pharmacology to D.J. KERR (B.SC., M.SC., PH.D., MD. D.SC. Glasgow), Fellow of Corpus Christi College and Rhodes Professor of Cancer Therapeutics and Clinical Pharmacology, for one year from 1 October 2003.


DEPARTMENT OF PHARMACOLOGY

On the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, Council has assigned the Department of Pharmacology to E. SIM, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Peter's College and Professor of Pharmacology, until 30 September 2005.


NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY

On the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, Council has assigned the Nuffield Department of Orthopaedic Surgery to R.G.G. RUSSELL, MD (MA Cambridge, PH.D. Leeds), Fellow of St Peter's College and Norman Collisson Professor of Musculoskeletal Sciences, for three years from 1 October 2003.


DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND GENETICS

On the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, Council has assigned the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics to J.F. MORRIS (B.SC., MD Bristol), Fellow of St Hugh's College and Professor of Human Anatomy, for one year from 1 October 2003 while Professor K. Davies is on sabbatical leave.


INSTALLATION OF CHANCELLOR AND ENCAENIA

Sheldonian Theatre

At the installation of the Chancellor of the University and the Encaenia to be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday, 25 June, the Curators of the Theatre propose to allot seats, subject to availability, to those who apply for tickets, giving preference:

(a) firstly, to members of Congregation;

(b) secondly, to other members of Convocation;

(c) thirdly, to other matriculated members of the University;

(d) fourthly, to current and retired staff of the University and colleges who do not fall into any of the above categories.

Subject to availability, one guest ticket each will be issued on request\ to members of Congregation.

It should be noted that those who propose to take part in the procession to the Sheldonian Theatre (i.e. Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, holders of the Oxford Degrees of Doctor of Divinity, Civil Law, Medicine, Letters, Science, and Music, the Proctors, the Assessor, the Public Orator, the Professor of Poetry, the Registrar) do not need tickets for themselves, but may, like other members of Congregation, apply for guest tickets.

Applications for tickets in categories (a), (b), and (d), and for guest tickets, stating the name and standing of each person for whom a ticket is requested, should be made not later than Friday, 6 June, to the Head Clerk, University Offices (e-mail: head.clerk@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Tickets in category (c) (i.e. for all members of the University---principally student members-- -who have not been admitted to any degree of the University) will be distributed through college authorities; all applications for tickets in this category should be made to the college authorities and not to the Head Clerk.

The gates and entrances to the Theatre will be opened at 10.45 a.m. and the proceedings will begin at 11.30 a.m. Holders of tickets are requested to be in their places inside the Theatre by 11.15 a.m.

All members of the University are required to wear subfusc and full academic dress. Doctors will wear their robes and other graduates their hoods.


REVIEW OF ENGLISH

On behalf of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) will chair a committee to review the Faculty of English. The committee's terms of reference are:

(a) To review the educational policy and quality of learning and teaching in the Faculty of English Language and Literature by reference to international standards of excellence, taking into account, in the context of the University's mission statement and corporate plan, all factors relevant to the faculty's practice and achievement in respect of: access and admissions; curriculum design and course structure; teaching, learning, and assessment and, in particular, the relationship between teaching and research; academic and pastoral support and guidance; the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources); specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies (including research degrees and research training) and part-time study; and relationships with colleges.

(b) To report and make recommendations to the Educational Policy and Standards Committee (EPSC) and the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC) for consideration in consultation with the divisional board. The report, or relevant sections of it, will be sent to the Academic Committee of the Conference of Colleges and to the faculty external advisory body for information and comment to EPSC/PRAC.

The membership of the Review Committee is:

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic)—(Dr W.D. Macmillan) (Chairman)

Professor Mary Clayton, University College, Dublin

Professor Stephen Gill, Lincoln

Professor Paul Hamilton, Queen Mary College, London

Professor Helen Wilcox, Gröningen University

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary to the review committee, Mr R.O. Hughes, University Offices, Wellington Square, by Tuesday, 27 May.


REVIEW OF THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY COMPUTING SERVICES

As part of the University's programme of regular departmental reviews, the Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS) will be reviewed in July by a panel appointed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections).

The panel's terms of reference are:

`To review and report to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections) on:

(a) the development of the Computing Services since the last review in 1996 and any significant changes in context and services since then; and

(b) in light of (a), the role, priorities and future direction of the Computing Services; bearing in mind the level of resources likely to be available within the University.'

The panel will be chaired by Professor David Clary, Head of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division. Its other members are Professor Alan Bowman, Classics, Professor Bill Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute, Mrs Annette Haworth, University of Reading, and Dr David Popplewell, Experimental Psychology.

The review panel welcomes submissions. They should be sent, by Monday, 23 June, to the panel's secretary, Dr Nigel Berry, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: nigel.berry@admin.ox.ac.uk).


COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

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

                                                    Appointed by

Professorship of Environment and Public Policy
                                          
The Provost of Worcester                  Mr Vice-Chancellor
The Principal of Linacre                  ex officio
Professor E. Schoenberger                 Council
Professor J. Agnew                        Council    
Professor N. Wrigley                      Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Professor G.L. Clark                      Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Professor P.C. Newell                     Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Professor G.C.K. Peach                    Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Dr P. Savill                              Linacre College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Statute IX (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 108).


CANON HALL GREEK TESTAMENT PRIZES AND HALL-HOUGHTON SEPTUAGINT AND HOUGHTON SYRIAC PRIZES 2003

The examination for these prizes will begin in the Examination Schools on Monday, 6 October 2003, at 9.30 a.m.

The subject for examination for the Canon Hall Junior Prize (£200) will be the Synoptic Gospels, St John's Gospel, and the Acts of the Apostles in the original Greek in respect of translation, criticism, and interpretation. The examination will consist of two papers.

The subject for examination for the Canon Hall Senior Prize (£300) will be the New Testament in the original Greek in respect of the translation, criticism, interpretation, inspiration, and authority. The examination will consist of three papers.

The subject for examination for the Hall-Houghton Senior Prize (£300) will be the Septuagint version of the Old Testament (three papers will be set); and for the Junior Prize (£200) such book or books of the Septuagint version of the Old Testament as shall have been previously named by the trustees (two papers will be set). Both examinations will be concerned with the twofold aspect of the Septuagint, retrospectively as regards the Hebrew Bible, and prospectively as regards the Greek Testament.

The subject for examination for the Houghton Syriac Version Prize (£300) will be the ancient versions of the Holy Scriptures in Syriac in respect of translation, criticism, and interpretation, with special reference to such books as shall have been previously named by the trustees. The examination will consist of two papers.

Candidates for the Canon Hall Junior Prize, and for the Hall-Houghton Junior Prize, must be members of the University who are reading for a Final Honour School, or are at the time of the examination for the prizes within one term of having sat a Final Honour School.

Candidates for the Canon Hall Senior Prize, and for the Hall-Houghton Senior Prize, must be members of the University of not more than twenty-four terms' standing.

Candidates for the Houghton Syriac Version Prize must be members of the University of not more than twenty-one terms' standing.

No prize can be awarded twice to the same person.

Candidates must send in their names to the Mrs E.A. Macallister, Humanities Divisional Office, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, on or before Friday, 30 May.

The set texts are:

For the Senior Septuagint Prize:

The Septuagint, with special reference to

(1) Numbers ix--xxiv

(2) Ezekiel i--x

(3) Ben Sira (Ecclesiasticus) xxxviii--li

The prescribed text being the Göttingen Septuaginta edition (Numbers, vol. 3/1; Ezekiel, vol. 16/1; Ben Sira, vol. 12/2).

For the Junior Septuagint Prize:

The Septuagint version of

(1) Genesis i--ix

(2) Isaiah lx--lxvi

The prescribed text being the edition by Rahlfs.

For the Syriac Prize:

(1) Psalms, cxx--cl (Peshitta version)

(2) Mark, chapters i--x (Peshitta and Old Syriac versions)

(3) Acts, chapters i--xv (British and Foreign Bible Society edition)


ELDON LAW SCHOLARSHIP 2004

The Board of the Faculty of Law announces that the Eldon Law Scholarship, value not less than £4,750 per annum, is awarded annually to be held for up to two years.

Candidates must be members of the University who:

(a) have passed the examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts or for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or for the Degree of Magister Juris; and

(b) have either been placed in the First Class or been awarded a distinction in one or other of these examinations or in Honour Moderations or have gained one of the Chancellor's Prizes; and

(c) intend to follow the profession of the Law; and

(d) have applied for one of the scholarships either before, or within two years next following, the date of their call to the Bar.

Candidates will be required to sign a declaration that they intend to practise at the Bar in the United Kingdom.

Until they have been called to the Bar, scholars must produce proof that they have regularly kept their terms, unless prevented by illness, at one of the Inns of Court.

In general the policy of the awarding committee is to give preference to a candidate who has completed his or her Oxford education, and will, at the date of the interview, be undertaking the vocational stage of training prior to entry into pupillage.

Applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, must be sent to the Secretary of the Eldon Committee (on a form obtainable from him—e-mail: ray.morris@law.ox.ac.uk), Law Faculty Office, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL, not later than Friday, 31 October 2003, in a sealed envelope marked `Eldon Scholarship Application'. The Eldon Law Scholarship Committee will summon those candidates they wish to interview in Oxford on Saturday, 7 February 2004.


CIRCULATION OF FLYSHEETS

Rules made by Council

1. Ten or more members of Congregation may arrange to have a flysheet circulated with the University Gazette on matters before Congregation, or Convocation in regard to the election of the Professor of Poetry, or relating to matters of general interest to the University, subject to the following general conditions:

(1) no flysheet will be circulated which in the opinion of the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors might be defamatory or otherwise illegal;

(2) the right is reserved on behalf of the University and its employees, without prior consultation with the signatories, to publish an apology in respect of any statement in a flysheet which is complained of as defamatory or otherwise illegal (whether or not the statement can be shown to be true);

(3) the signatories shall jointly and individually indemnify the University and its employees against any costs or damages payable in respect of their flysheet and, unless a Queen's Counsel (to be mutually agreed on by the signatories and the University) advises within four months of the making of any claim in respect of a flysheet that any proceedings could be contested with the probability of success, such damages shall include any sum paid by the University in settlement of any claim arising out of the flysheet;

(4) the flysheet shall consist of one leaf only (though text may appear on both sides of the leaf), and the text shall include the name and college (or society, Permanent Private Hall, or other designated institution), faculty, or department of each of the signatories;

(5) a copy of the text of the flysheet shall be delivered to the Registrar before 10 a.m. on the Monday of the week in which circulation is desired; it shall be accompanied by an indemnity in accordance with condition (3) above drawn up on a form obtainable from the Registrar and signed by each of the signatories of the flysheet; the Registrar shall be informed at the same time which of the signatories is to be notified as to whether the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors have authorised circulation;

(6) the Registrar shall arrange for the production of copies of a flysheet the circulation of which has been duly authorised.

2. Though every effort will be made to circulate on the day desired flysheets so received, it must be understood that this cannot be guaranteed.

Matters before Congregation or Convocation

3. If the flysheet deals with a matter that is a formal item of business for Congregation, or for Convocation in regard to the election of the Professor of Poetry, or the subject of a report published in the University Gazette, the production costs will be met from university funds.

Matters of general interest to the University

4. If the flysheet deals with a matter that is not a formal item of business for Congregation, or for Convocation in regard to the election of the Professor of Poetry, or the subject of a report published in the University Gazette, the Vice-Chancellor will decide whether it is of sufficient general interest to warrant circulation with the University Gazette; the production costs for such a flysheet will be the responsibility of the signatories.

Oxford University Student Union

5. The Executive and the Graduate Committee of the Oxford University Student Union may have flysheets circulated with the University Gazette under the arrangements and subject both to the conditions set out in rules 1--4 above, and to the following further conditions:

(1) number of names to be included on the flysheet under rule 1 (4) shall be not less than a majority of the total number of members of the Executive or the Graduate Committee of OUSU, as the case may be, and each of the persons named shall sign the indemnity required under rule 1 (3);

(2) the maximum number of flysheets to be circulated as of right, whether on matters before Congregation or Convocation (to be paid for by the University) or on matters of general interest to the University (to be paid for by OUSU and to be subject to the Vice-Chancellor's decision as prescribed in rule 1 above) shall be three per term for each of these bodies, but the Vice-Chancellor shall have discretion to permit further flysheets.

6. Subject to rule 5 (1) above, the Executive and the Graduate Committee of OUSU may also support flysheets signed by not fewer than ten members of Congregation.


SPEAKING BY STUDENT MEMBERS IN CONGREGATION

Rules made by the Vice-Chancellor

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


OXFORD CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

McDonnell Visiting Fellowships

The McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience is closely integrated with the Medical Research Council Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at Oxford and supports work on many aspects of brain research relevant to human cognition in several departments at Oxford University as well as at other institutions.

The McDonnell Centre encourages work in all areas of cognitive neuroscience across all relevant disciplines and embraces research on experimental, theoretical, and clinical studies of perceptual analysis, memory, language, and motor control, including philosophical approaches to cognition. Current and fuller information on the Centre is available on the Web at http://www.cogneuro.ox.ac.uk.

The Centre offers several forms of support including Visiting Fellowships for distinguished researchers from overseas or elsewhere in Britain who wish to work within the Oxford Centre for periods between a week and several months. A Visiting Fellowship can include a modest grant to help with costs of travel and accommodation (but not a stipend), and to pay a bench fee to the host department.

Applications for Visiting Fellowships may be submitted either by a member of the Oxford Centre, or by the intended visitor. There is no special form for applications but they should include the following information: name, address, and status of applicant (in the form of a very brief curriculum vitae); names and addresses of collaborators in Oxford; a brief description (a page or two) of the proposed research; a list of any publications that have already resulted from the area of research; an outline plan of visit/s and expenditure, with total estimated budget, other sources of funding and the amount requested

Applications can be submitted at any time (e-mail is acceptable) to Sally Harte (Administrative Secretary), McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: Oxford (2)72497, fax: (2)72488, e-mail: admin@cogneuro.ox.ac.uk).


MUSICAL EVENTS

St Anne's College

Student recitals

DANIEL SWAIN will give a flute recital of the following works at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 May, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College: Debussy, Cathédrale engloutie; Brahms, Three Intermezzi, op. 117; Chopin, Ballade, op. 47. Admission is free.


St Hilda's College

Student recitals

The following recitals will be held at 6 p.m. on the days show in the Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College. Admission is free.

Tue. 20 May. RUTH SUNDERLAND (flute), and VICTORIA DAVIES (piano): Thomas Dunhill, Suite; David Heath, Out of the Cool; Jacques Ibert, Piece; Henri Dutilleux, Sonatine.

Wed. 21 May. RACHEL PARRIS (piano): Schubert, Impromptu in G flat major; Debussy, Sarabande; Brahms, Rhapsody in G minor. SARAH URRY (flute): Doppler, Hungarian Pastoral Fantasy; Gluck, Dance of the Blessed Spirits. AMY WEIN (viola): Brahms, Sonata for Viola and Piano in E flat (movements 1 and 2); Hindemith, Meditation.

Wed. 4 June. HELEN CLARKE (flute): Martinu, First Sonata; C.P.E. Bach: Sonata in A minor for flute solo; Eldin Burton: Sonatina.

Wed. 18 June. VICTORIA SMITH (piano): Beethoven, Sonata in C minor (op. 10, no. 1); Brahms, Intermezzo (op. 118, no. 2); Schumann, Arabesque; Mathias, Toccata all danza.

Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Harmsworth Professor of American History

PROFESSOR M.P. LEFFLER will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `9/11 and the past and future of American foreign policy.'


Merton Professor of English Literature

PROFESSOR D.G.E. NORBROOK will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Women Lucretians: materialism, critique, and the canon.'


Professor of French Literature

PROFESSOR ALAIN VIALA will deliver his inaugural lecture, in French, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 June, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Réponse à Rousseau, ou: De La Modernité des Lettres.'


Camden Professor of Ancient History

PROFESSOR A.K. BOWMAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Outposts of empire.'


HICKS LECTURE 2003

PROFESSOR RICHARD SYLLA, Stern School of Business, New York University, will deliver the Hicks Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Trans-Atlantic capital market integration, 1790–1845.'


GAISFORD LECTURE 2003

PROFESSOR DR. H.-G. NESSELRATH, Göttingen University, will deliver the Gaisford Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `The Greeks and the Western Seas.'


THOMAS HARRIOT LECTURE 2003

PROFESSOR I.W.F. MACLEAN will deliver the Thomas Harriot Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Champneys Room, Oriel College.

Subject: `Thomas Harriot on combinations.'


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY HILL, Boston University, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Sidney Keyes (1922–43).'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture

SIR PAUL NURSE, Director-General, the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, will deliver the Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the University Museum of Natural History.

Subject: `Controlling the cell cycle.'


Oxford Seminars in Cartography

DR C. BOARD, International Cartographic Association, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the School of Geography and the Environment. For further details e- mail nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk, or telephone Oxford (2)87119.

Subject: `E.C. Willatts and the planning maps from central government: thirty years of achievement in British thematic cartography, 1953–82.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

Unless otherwise indicated, the following interdisciplinary seminars will continue at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

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

PROFESSOR P. CHAIKIN, Princeton
Fri. 16 May, 2.15 p.m.: `Hard spheres and other hard problems: packings and crystallisation of colloids.'

DR C.D. BAIN
20 May: `Pour oil on troubled water: wetting and phase transitions in surfactant/alkane/water systems.'

PROFESSOR E. KUMACHEVA, Toronto
27 May: `Polymer nanostructured materials: from meso- to nanoscales.'

PROFESSOR M. GRUNZE, Heidelberg
3 June: `Solvation forces between hydrophobic and hydrophilic objects in aqueous solutions.'

PROFESSOR P.T. CUMMINGS, Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Mon. 9 June, 2.15 p.m.: `Molecular simulation of the structure and rheology of nanoconfined fluids.'

PROFESSOR M. KLEIN, Pennsylvania
17 June: `Self-assembly and morphology of block copolymer surfactants.'


Theoretical Physics Seminars

Amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, the Department of Physics.

This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 1 May (p. 1162).

Conveners: I. Kogan, MA, and S. Sarkar, MA, Readers in Physics.

PROFESSOR P. LEATH, Rutgers
16 May: `Phonons in random alloys: the itinerant coherent potential approximation.'

PROFESSOR K. BURNETT
30 May: `Dynamics of Bose–Einstein condensates.'

DR P. SODANO, INFN, Perugia
13 June: `Quantum mechanical coherence in Josephson junction networks with non-conventional architectures.'


Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

DR S. TUDHOPE, Edinburgh
19 May: `What controls variations in the El Niño Southern Oscillation ... evidence from annually banded massive corals.'

DR S. KELLEY, Open University
2 June: `Meteorite impacts and mass extinctions—do they really correlate?'


Biophysical Chemistry Seminars

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

Convener: Dr L.C. Snoek.

DR L.J. SMITH
28 May: `Characterising non-native protein conformations.'

PROFESSOR P. HORE
18 June: `Bird navigation: a chemical magnetic compass?'


Oxford Centre for Advanced Materials and Composites

Industrial Lecture

PROFESSOR C. WHITEHOUSE, Director of Engineering at the Council for the Central Laboratory for the Research Councils (CCLRC), Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, will deliver the eighth annual Industrial Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science.

Subject:: `University–industry interfaces: charged or neutral?'


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Unless otherwise indicated, the following research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

SIR JOHN SKEHEL, NIMR, Mill Hill
29 May: `Entry of influenza virus into cells.'

PROFESSOR M. DALLMAN, Imperial College
5 June: To be announced.

PROFESSOR I. MCCONNELL, Cambridge
26 June, Old Lecture Theatre: `Animal plagues of the twenty- first century.'

PROFESSOR T. HUNT, London Research Institute
10 July: To be announced. (Norman Heatley Lecture; entry by ticket only)


Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

DR M. HALSEY
30 May: `Intellectual property.'

DR J. TOBIAS, Rheumatology Unit, Bristol
13 June: `Oestrogen receptors in bone disease.'

PROFESSOR L. RIGGS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
4 July: To be announced.

DR R. GILL
11 July: `The Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Collaborative.'

PROFESSOR T. KIRKWOOD, Professor of Medicine, University of Newcastle
25 July: To be announced.


MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Writing between cultures: Greek writers in England

This round-table discussion, organised in association with the Oxford University Greek Society, will be held at 7.30 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College (a complimentary glass of wine will be served from 7 p.m.).

The following Greek writers who live and work in or near Oxford will take part: Nikos Athanasou (novelist and short-story writer); Angela Dimitrakaki (novelist); Pavlos Karnezis (author of the short-story collection Little Infamies); Evgenios Trivizas (celebrated author of children's books); and Eleni Yannakakis (author of the prize-winning novel Peri orexeos kai allon deinon).

The discussion, chaired by Professor Peter Mackridge, will focus on the experience of being a Greek writer living in England and the ways in which this influences their writing. The event will conclude with a dramatised English version of one of Evgenios Trivizas's stories.


MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries —narrations and interpretations

PROFESSOR D. DINER, Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century, will deliver the following lectures and seminars at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Rothermere American Institute (unless indicated otherwise).

Tue. 27 May, Council Room, Mansfield College: `Jewish history as general history: concepts and paradigms reconsidered.'

Wed. 28 May: `Empire, ethnicity, and diplomacy: the Jews as a historical minority.'

Thur. 29 May: `Twilight time: nation-states and the crisis of citizenship.'

Fri. 30 May, 10 a.m.: `The Jewish experience between pre-modernity and post-modernity.'

Mon. 2 June: `The impact of the Holocaust: reinventing the Jewish nation after 1945.'

Wed. 4 June, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies: `State, society, and memory: Jewish experience and historiographical change in Europe after 1989.'

Thur. 5 June: `History, variety, and legitimacy: concerning Israeli historical consciousness.'

Fri. 6 June, 10 a.m.: `The crisis of modernity and the Jews.'


PHILOSOPHY

Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR SUSAN CAREY, Harvard, will deliver the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The origin of concepts.'


PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICS

DR PIERO PINZAUTI, Florence, will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 21 May, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor G.A. Cohen and Dr P.M.S. Hacker.

 

Subject: `Winch, Wittgenstein, and political authority.'


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

DR MILTON TOSTO, University of Westminster, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 20 May, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

Subject: `Liberalism in Brazil: lessons from the past.'


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Thursdays in Seminar Room 14, East Wing, the Saïd Business School.

This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 24 April (p. 1098).

M. KILDUFF, Pennsylvania State
15 May: `The structuralist legacy in organisational network research: a critical review.'

T. CLARK, Durham
22 May: `Management fashion as spectacle: the production of management best-selling books.'

A. VAN WITTELOOSTUIJN, Durham
29 May: `The ecology of strategy.'

R. PECCEI, King's College, London
5 June: `Much ado about nothing? The impact of gender similarity on employee satisfaction and commitment at work.'

L.B. HENRIKSON, Alborg, Denmark
12 June: `Radical organisational changes.'

K. MOLLER, Helsinki School of Economics
19 June: `Managing in value networks: a key managerial capability or another buzzword?'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL ANCRAM, QC, DL, Shadow Foreign Secretary, will present a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 16 May, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Subject: `Clash or dialogue of civilisations?'


DR ZEINA KHOURY-KLINK will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Layered meanings: female attire in Mount Lebanon in the nineteenth century.'


TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT

ESRC Seminar Series 2002–3: Transport investment and the economy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College. Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Sylvia Boyce (e-mail: sylvia.boyce@tsu.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: J.M. Preston, MA, Director of the Unit and Reader in Transport Studies.

PROFESSOR A. MAY, Leeds
22 May: `Determining levels of local transport investment.'

PROFESSOR D. BEGG, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
19 June: `Delivering transport investment: socio- economic issues.'


ALL SOULS COLLEGE

PROFESSOR ROGER LOUIS, Kerr Professor in English History and Culture, University of Texas at Austin, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: `Sir Keith Hancock and the British Empire: the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana.'


Chichele Lectures 2003

All Souls in the era of the Second Founding, .1865–1914

DR SIMON GREEN, Fellow of the college, will deliver the Chichele Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College. The lectures are open to the public.

30 May: `The years of the Constituent Assembly.'

6 June: `The impact of Anson.'

13 June: `The golden age of the Prize Fellows.'

20 June: `Chichele's professoriate and its peculiar purposes.'


CHRIST CHURCH

Churchill and Roosevelt: the Atlantic Alliance

This conference, the second in the Christ Church series, will take place between 31 August and 5 September. The distinguished speaker list includes Professor Sir Michael Howard, Dr Geoffrey Best, Professor Warren Kimball, and Professor Richard Aldrich. A comprehensive programme is available from the Conference Administrator, Christ Church.

The college is making available a number of scholarship places for scholars whose academic work relates to the conference theme, but who may not be fully funded for an event of this kind. Applications will be welcomed and may be sent to the Programme Director via the Conference Administrator, Steward's Office, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (e-mail: churchill@chch.ox.ac.uk).


MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR J.R. WOODHOUSE, FBA, Emeritus Fiat–Serena Professor of Italian, will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Subject: `The Travels of Marco Polo.'


NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Reuters Foundation Programme

Media and politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Nuffield College.

Conveners: Dr David Butler, Nuffield College, and Mr Paddy Coulter, Reuters Foundation Programme.

16 May: ALAN RUSBRIDGER, editor, The Guardian.

13 May: YASMIN ALIBAI-BROWN, columnist, The Independent.

30 May: MARK THOMPSON, Chief Executive, Channel 4.


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

CHUNG-IN MOON, Professor of Political Sciences, Yonsei University, and adviser to the South Korean National Security Council, will hold a special seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 19 May, in the Fellows' Dining Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: S.Y.-S. Tsang, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Politics.

Subject: `Coping with the North Korean nuclear crisis—a South Korean perspective.'


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Isaiah Berlin Lecture

PROFESSOR AVISHAI MARGALIT, Schulman Professor of Philosophy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 22 May, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Compromise and appeasement: between peace and justice.'

Grants and Research Funding

OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Grants to promote Italian culture

The Oxford Italian Association is offering modest top-up grants, not normally of more than £100 in order to assist graduate students and others to promote aspects of Italian culture in Oxford. Such grants may be used, for instance, to help stage an Italian play, to contribute to research expenses (including travel in Italy), and other activities which the committee judge to be of value in this area.

Applications, with a brief account of the project and if possible a supporting note from a tutor, should be sent by 31 May to Professor J.R. Woodhouse, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU. Applications received after that date may be considered for future grants.

Examinations and Boards

CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, regulations 1--3 (Examination Regulations, 2002, pp. 990–1), which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

He desires that these appointments shall be notified to the Clerk of the Schools who will inform the Vice-Chancellor and see that notice of them is duly published in the University Gazette.


CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 2003

Preliminary Examination

Materials Science: A.J. WILKINSON, Fellow of Corpus Christi


Moderations

English Language and Literature: M. REYNOLDS, MA, Fellow of St Anne's


Final Honour Schools

Archaeology and Anthropology: R.E.M. HEDGES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross

Classics and English: R.A. MCCABE, MA, Fellow of Merton

Computer Science: W.F. MCCOLL, MA, Fellow of Wadham

Economics and Management: A.S. COURAKIS, MA, Fellow of Brasenose

English and Modern Languages: T. KEYMER, MA, Fellow of St Anne's

Geography: P.A. BULL, MA, Fellow of Hertford

Human Sciences: D.A. COLEMAN

Mathematical Sciences: H.A. PRIESTLEY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Anne's

Mathematics (Part I): H.A. PRIESTLEY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Anne's

Mathematics and Computer Science: W.F. MCCOLL, MA, Fellow of Wadham

Mathematics and Philosophy: J. LOGUE, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Somerville

Modern History: L.N. GOLDMAN, MA, Fellow of St Peter's

Modern History and English: J.M. INNES, MA, Fellow of Somerville

Modern History and Modern Languages: C.A. HOLMES, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

Modern History and Politics: S.J. HARRISON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Corpus Christi

Natural Science—Physiological Sciences: C.A.R. BOYD, B.SC., BM, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Brasenose

Music: B. BUJIC, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen

Philosophy and Modern Languages: J.C. SMITH, MA, Fellow of St Catherine's

Philosophy and Theology: R.A. CROSS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel

Physics and Philosophy old course (Part A): H.R. BROWN, MA, Fellow of Wolfson

Theology: R.A. CROSS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel


Master of Philosophy

Social Anthropology: P.K. DRESCH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's


Master of Studies

Historical Research: G.J. ELLIS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Hertford

Historical Research (Medieval History): R.E. ARCHER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Harris Manchester

Modern Jewish Studies: E.L. ROGAN, MA, Fellow of St Antony's


Prize

Violet Vaughan Morgan Prize in English Literature: T.F. HOAD, MA, Fellow of St Peter's


EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for lectures

Professors, Readers, and University Lecturers who wish to lecture in the Schools next term are asked to make a booking by the end of the current term at the latest.

When booking, please indicate the number of students expected to attend the lecture; this information is essential if the total is expected to exceed 100.

All lectures should start on the hour, and afternoon lectures should finish by 6 p.m. To allow room for changeovers, lecturers should arrange to complete their lecture by five minutes to the hour.

Overhead and 35-mm projectors and a limited number of video and LCD projectors are available if booked twenty-four hours in advance. Microphones are provided in the Writing Schools.

Short equipment familiarisation sessions (of ten to fifteen minutes' duration) can be arranged at convenient times. Please contact the Schools (details below) if you wish to arrange a familiarisation session.

All enquiries in respect of lecture bookings, facilities, and equipment should be addressed in the first instance to Martin Batchan (telephone: (2)76901, e-mail: martin.batchan@admin.ox.ac.uk).


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD

Supplementary subjects for Chemistry

The following subjects will be taught and examined during 2003–4.

Aromatic and heterocyclic pharmaceutical chemistry

Lectures: 16 hours in MT; 16 hours in HT

Examined: end of HT


History and Philosophy of Science

Lectures: 8 hours in MT; 8 hours in HT

Examined: end of HT


Quantum Chemistry

Lectures: 16 hours in MT; 16 hours in HT

Examined: end of HT


Modern Language—German

Lectures: 16 hours in MT; 16 hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

St Anne's College

MRS MARGARET ELIZABETH PAUL, May 2002; Member of St Anne's Society 1947–50.


St Hugh's College

PROFESSOR RUTH JOSEPHINE DEAN, 3 February 2003; Modern Languages 1922. Aged 100.

MRS MARGARET PRIMROSE MORRIS (née Reekie), 12 April 2003; English 1932. Aged 88.

MRS PHYLLIS TOUCH (née Wallbank), 18 August 2002; Mathematics 1931. Aged 89.

MRS VALERIA ANDREVNA VAN STOLK (née Basilewitch), 27 February 2003; English 1929. Aged 91.

MRS DOROTHY NORAH WALTON (née Lovegrove), 18 April 2003; Modern History 1935. Aged 87.

Advertisements

Magdalen College Choir

Open afternoon, Sat., 7 June from 2.30 p.m. If you have a son aged 6 or 7 who is musical and likes singing, you are warmly invited to Magdalen College to find out about our Choristerships. Generous scholarships are vailable in association with Magdalen College School. For further information please contact Mrs Elizabeth Martin, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU. Tel.: 01865 276060 or e-mail: elizabeth.martin@magd.ox.ac.uk.


The University of Oxford Shop

To celebrate Oxford Artweeks 17–24 May, The University of Oxford shop will be having an exhibition of original paintings of Oxford views by local artists Valerie Petts, David Langford, David Meeks, Eva Adams and John Bastin. Normal opening hours 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m. Mon., to Sat., will apply during the exhibition. We will be holding a special evening reception for staff and members of the University on Thurs., 22 May from 5.30–7 p.m. A chance to view the paintings and meet the artists over a glass of wine in a friendly environment! We hope to see you then!


Oxford Chamber Music Festival 2003

Love and madness among the dreaming spires: music by Robert Schummann, including chamber works for piano and strings and the song cycle Dichterliebe, feature alongside pieces by Clara Schumann (her piano trio and romances for violin and piano), and a string of composers in the great middle-European tradition: Mendelssohn, Brahms, Dvorak, Wolf, Strauss, Schoenberg, Berg, the contemporary Hungarian Gyorgy Kurtag and the Munich born Jorg Widmann, the Festival's first resident composer. Sam West will read from the diaries of both Robert and Clara Schumann. For further details please contact: Valerie Barber PR, Suite 2, 9a St John's Wood High Street, London NW8 7NG. Tel.: 0207 586 8560, fax: 0207 586 9246, e-mail: vbpr@btclick.com.


Concert

Oxford Student Chorus present Rossini's Petite Messe Solonelle, 7.30 p.m., Fri., 23 May, Exeter College Chapel. With the sumptuous sound of the chorus and the oeratic style solo arias, this is a piece not to be missed. Tickets on the door £5 (£3).


Society for Graduates

Trinity Term 2003: meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership.President, Anita Segar, 01865 730574. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term, Visitors £1.50 per meeting. 16 May, Sailing up the River Gambia, Eleanor Tims, Ocean Yachtmaster; 23 May, Operating with the RAF–with some personal reminiscences, Air Cdre LGP Martin CBE; 30 May, A home for Valier: some impressions of Nagora Karabakh (Caucasus), Philip Clayton; 6 June, Homage to Varanasi–a pilgrimage to Benares, Pratima Mitchell; 13 June, Bugworld, George McGavin, Acting Curator of Entomology, OU Museum of Natural History; 20 June, AGM & Social, tba.


St Giles Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Burning Issues: 22 May, Christianity's Current Predicament, Rev'd Dr Philip Kennedy, Mansfield College; 29 May, Growth Problems in Oxfordshire, Lord Bradshaw, Wolfson College; 5 June, Priorities in Interfaith Work, Rev'd Marcus Braybrooke, President of the World Congress of Faiths. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church, 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: www.st-giles-church.org.


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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


Oxford University Research Staff Society

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


Antiques Bought and Sold

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


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Periodicals Bought and Sold

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


Services Offered

Nursing and Personal Care: qualified nurse specialising in private care of the elderly or terminally ill will undertake dialy visits. Introductions and references via 01865 559133 or e-mail: nandm.gregory@ntlworld.com.

Quarry Building Conservation Services: helping to maintain the fabric of older houses. Stone and brick wall repairs, re-pointing and rebuilding (if necessary), dry and wet stone walling, re-plastering all using lime mortars and plasters as appropriate.`Helping to let buildings breathe', `Repair and conserve'. For more information please phone 01865 762365 or 07767 884642.

`Fly Travel'–we go all the way to finding you the best deal! Business and personal travel at discounted rates. Australia special–Sydney £475. We do not charge service fees. Tel.: 01865 202038, e-mail: flytravel@btclick.com, 66 St Clements, Oxford.

Specialist tax advisers to academics: Colin Coates & Partners offer expertise in tax, financial and business matters to academics. Tel.: 01934 844133, e-mail: info@ccptax.com, Web site: www.ccptax.com.

Homeopathy: experienced, well-qualified homeopath offers help in both chronic and acute conditions, mental and physical. Home and workplace visits available. Special service for travellers–including e-mail support. Spanish, French and Urdu spoken. Contact Karima Brooke on 01865 201438.

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

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

Indexing: Oxford Academic Services; indexing, project management, history research projects. Details of all services: judith@history.u-net.com, or Judith Loades, P.O.Box 323, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4XN.


Domestic Services

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

 


Academic Study and Travel

Short Study Tour of the Welsh Marches, 22-24 Aug. £185 p.p. Day schools on Enigma and the Intelligence War at Bletchley Park, 11 Oct., and 22 Nov. For further details of these and other events contact Academic Study and Travel, 14 Walton Grange, Bath Road, Swindon SN1 4AH.


Tuition Offered

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

Do you love music? Do you want to understand how it works? Do you want to compose your own music? The Schillinger system: an accessible method of understanding and creating music for the beginner or the advanced student. The Schillinger system imposes no stylistic constraints on the composer but simply helps to focus the creative process. For course details contact: Jeremy Arden BSc MA PhD, tel.: 01865 204 136, mobile: 07790046566, e-mail: Arden@zambizi.demon.co.uk.


Situations Vacant

Museum of the History of Science: Part-time Clerical Assistant (0.5). Clerical and library grade C2: salary £10,400–£13,301 pro rata. A clerical assistant is required to assist the Administrator with the running of a busy Museum office. The successful candidate will have neat handwriting, familiarity with office computing packages, numeracy skills, some knowledge of invoicing and purchasing and a good telephone manner. S/he will have a calm, supportive, friendly and helpful attitude and an interest in working in the office of an international museum. For further particulars please e-mail: margaret.hauser@mhs.ox.ac.uk. Please apply by handwritten letter with typed C.V. to Margaret Hauser, Administrator, Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ. Tel.: 01865 277280, by Fri., 23 May.

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

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


Summer Lets

Victorian family house with sunny garden, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, 2 batrhooms and large kitchen in East Oxford. Available from 19 July–9 Aug. Ten minutes from city centre. No smokers. £275 p.w. Tel.: 01865 726574. E-mail: nikkivdg@yahoo.co.uk.

Large Victorian semi-detached house in central North Oxford, close to university departments and city centre, and in quiet side street: 5 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; 2 reception rooms; large kitchen (with Aga) leading into big sunny walled garden. Private parking. Sleeps 8. Available 2-28 August at £625 p.w., incl. Contact I & J Macdonald. Tel.: 01865 516615. E-mail: macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

Delightful Victorian 3-bedroom house in central north Oxford conservation area; fully furnished and renovated; sunny garden; private parking; 2 receptions;kitchen diner; all mod cons. Close to city centre and university. No smokers. £450 p.w. June–Sept.(negotiable). Tel.: 01865 554743. E-mail: kay.millar@virgin.net.


Houses to Let

Detached house to let: spacious 3-/4-bedroom house; 10 minutes walk from John Radcliffe Hospital in quiet Headington neighbourhood for visiting family or 4 professionals. Fully furnished, c.h., all mod cons. Extensive parking. £1,200 p.c.m. Available June/July. Preferred lease 12 months. Tel.: 01865 766032 or e-mail: jwoodman@doctors.org.uk.

Cosy cottage in lovely rural location, 12 miles west of Oxford. Three bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, living room, dining room, garden, c.h., parking. Fully equipped and furnished, recently redecorated. Tel.: 07802 723272 or 01993 708686.

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

Semi-detached house to let on pleasant road in convenient location (Summertown, north Oxford) with easy access to all amenities for one of the following periods: mid-Aug.,–mid-Dec.,03; mid-Aug.,03–mid-March '04; mid- Aug.'03–mid/end June '04. The house has 2 reception rooms, 4 bedrooms–one of which will be used to store personal belongings–a bathroom and a shower room, a large kitchen and sitting area, and a garden to the rear. There is no garage but residents' parking will be introduced later this year (2003). Please contact: Peter Clarke, tel.: 01865 510010, e-mail: clarke.peter.pc@talk21.com.

Superb, furnished 3-bedroom detached house in nearer Headington, available mid-Aug.,–mid-April. Spacious floor plan with living room, dining room, family room, fully fitted kitchen with washer and drier; charming secluded garden with greenhouse and shed; off-street parking. Walk to John Radcliffe hospital, shops, country walks, with easy access to city and colleges. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 741 024.

St Stephen's House (adjacent) Marston St., between Iffley Road and Cowley Road. Spacious, unfurnished, modern family house in attractive terrace: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, playroom, double garage, garden. Available short let from May. suit academic with family. £1,750 p.m. E-mail: jeremy.sheehy@theology.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 432302.

1 Dec. 2003–2 Jan. 2004: 7-bedroom house in North Oxford, suitable for a family. Well-appointed kitchen and facilities; 2 bathrooms and an additional separate toilet. Large garden and off-road parking. close to the Cherwell River and water meadows; 5 minute bus ride to the city centre, or a 15 minute walk across University Parks. Tel.: 01865 514568, e-mail: paul@kenelm.fsnet.co.uk.

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

An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.


Flats to Let

We have a limited number of 3-bedroom flats still available for academic year 2003–4, ideally situated for students wanting to live in 'Quality' accommodation. These newly built, luxury flats have been extremely popular with a variety of students from different colleges, and are well known as some of the best student accommodation in Oxford. In addition to these 3-bedroom properties, we have recently acquired luxury 5-and6-bedroom flats within 10 minutes walking distance from the city centre. Brand new, these apartments are of the highest standard, but there are only TWO remaining. For viewings and appointments or for a full list, please telephone 01865 318533. Hurry–this accommodation will not be available for long! North Oxford Property Services Ltd. Tel.: 01865 318533, 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6AD. Web site: www.north-oxford-property.co.uk.

Lovely basement studio flat, East Oxford. Walking distance to town centre and close to shops and restaurants. Bedsitting room, separate kitchen and shower room. Suit graduate/academic/professional. Minimum 6 month let, available 1 June. £600 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 249293.

North Oxford : fully furnished 2-bedroom flat from 1 July. Ground- floor flat in quiet road off the Woodstock Road, very close to shopping facilities and restaurants. Lounge/dining room, and fully equipped kitchen, with cooker, oven and washing machine; bathroom with bath and shower; 2 south-facing bedrooms; linen supplied. Lovely quiet shared south-facing garden and garage. Available from 1 July. Phone 01865 513688 or e-mail: dianecw25@hotmail.com.

Self-contained 1-bedroom flat overlooking Port Meadow, with mod cons on top floor of old family house in pretty location in Upper Wolvercote. Convenient for university and Oxford city, with rural surroundings. Bedroom with en suiteshower/toilet; kitchen/dining/living room. Parking, cycling and/or bus ride 15 minutes to city centre. Suit academic/other professional. £725 p.c.m. excl. tel. Available late May 2003. References required. E-mail: wrldco@aol.com.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: 4 exceptionally well-furnished flats available for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms. Available late June and Sept., 2 ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available July: second-floor flat, with double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available 1 Oct.,: first-floor flat with double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.


Serviced Accommodation

Short stay and serviced apartments–luxury canal side apartments in a secure gated development. These 1, 2 and 3-bedroom suites are available for a short or extended stay with optional maid service. High specification interiors and private balconies make The Wharf House a real home for a short sabbatical or as a base from which to relocate. For further information on availability please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BY or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom–1 en suite–5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From £118 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.


Accommodation Offered

Kirtlington: charming annex studio with lots of character, well equipped kitchen, bedsitting room, and shower room. This attractive property would make an ideal weekday base from which to study. For further details on this and other Oxfordshire properties please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BY or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Mature person wanted to share spacious and fully furnished Victorian house with one other. Double room plus study overlooking lovely garden. Situated 10 minutes from Oxford centre. £450 p.c.m. plus bills. E-mail: judy.mcauliffe@oucs.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 244413 after 6 p.m.

Two rooms in large comfortable North Oxford house, shared bathroom, use of kitchen and laundry. £150 p.w. Tel.: 01865 553244.

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

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

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

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


Accommodation Sought to Exchange

Florence: Florenine architect would like to exchange 1-bedroom apartment in 14th-century building, in Via de' Bardi , (10 minutes walk from Ponte Vecchio) with apartment in Oxford from July and/or Aug. Please contact Paola Terrizzi, tel.: 01235 528436, e-mail: Terrizzi@cwcom.net, or Mariella Poli, tel.: 00390 5522 98156, e-mail: sgaravatti@dada.it.

House exchange for academic year 2003/4: 17th-century, 5-bedroom furnished house in historic village short distance from Oxford in exchange for 3+ bedroom house in Cambridge. For details tel.: 01865 341150.

House exchange: 5-bedroom Victorian house on 0.75 acres of wooded land in Newton, Massachusetts, USA for a house in or near Oxford for 9–12 months between Aug.,2003 and July 2004. Situated on a secluded cul-de-sac, large garden, all modern conveniences and 1 car; 20-30 minute drive to Longwood Medical Area, Cambridge and downtown Boston. Easy access to the train. Non-smokers preferred. Contact Colin and/or Gill Sieff. Tel.: 001 617 632 3531 (work) or 001 617 527 1417, e-mail: colin_sieff@dfci.harvard.edu.


Accommodation Sought

Accommodation wanted for quiet female postgraduate for 3 months until mid-Aug. Would like a self-contained, furnished studio flat or bedsit if possible. Parking needed. Within walking distance of the Botanic Garden if possible. Willing to do housesitting, dog walking duties and/or help in the garden. Please contact Debbie Metrustry at 07745 963039.

Non-smoking academic, Faculty Director for a Study Abroad program at Oxford, seeks a furnished 2-bedroom flat, central heating, bright rooms, conveniently located (walking distance from the centre), washing machine, if possible from mid- Aug.,–mid-Dec. Please contact Dr Toni Travis, Department of Public and International Affairs, 3F4, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA. E-mail:ttravis@gmu.edu. Fax: 001 703 993 1399, tel.: 001 703 993 1453.

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

Gran Canaria, Puerto Rico: 3-bedroom refurbished bungalow in beautiful condition. Magnificent panoramic view overlooking beach and marina. Swimming pool. Available all year round. Preferential rate to college staff. E-mail: nkearney@tcd.ie or tel.: 00 353 1608 1364.

Northumberland: stone built single-storey family cottage in a small village near Alnwick (castle and gardens), within easy reach of the sea and the Cheviot Hills, sleeps 4 plus 2 (bunk beds). South-facing garden, open fire. Ring: 01665 579292.

Academic family home (5 bedrooms, 3½ baths, fully air- conditioned) stands 50 metres from sandy, private beach and 20 minutes from Yale University. Located in charming New England town with lovely walks, fine restaurants and shops, surrounding village green. Regular train service to New York City and Boston (or drive 1½ or 2½ hours respectively). House available 15 June–late Aug.; 2 weeks minimum at £800 p.w. Tel.: Sue or Jay on 01865 439023; e-mail: j.pottenger@yale.edu.

Apulia: restored stone cottage at the heel of Italy (Lecce) on a hillside, 1 km away from the Ionian sea with a large sandy beach, an hour and thirty minutes away by car from Brindisi airport. Suitable for superb holidays from June to Sept., (excl. Aug.). Accommodation for 4–6 persons, fully furnished. For information e-mail: rosariolorenzo@libero.it, or adalorenzo@yahoo.it.

Edinburgh: lovely light spacious Victorian flat, in quiet cul de sac in central Edinburgh (Bruntsfield). Walk across Bruntsfield Links and the Meadows to the Royal Mile, Festival Theatre etc. Just off Bruntsfield Place with its excellent restaurants and food shops. Three bedrooms (2 double), sleeps up to 6. Unrestricted parking, garden. Available from 24 Apr. E-mail: doreen@mcbarnet.fsnet.co.uk.

Estoril Coast, Portugal: lovely, large, fully-furnished duplex; 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, with garden and barbecue. Sleeps 6. All mod cons; TV with Cable. Close to delightful beaches; 20/30 minutes by car to Lisbon and the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. £300–£450 p.w. Tel.: 01865 769328, e-mail: julian@jdgross.fsworld.co.uk.

Spanish villa to let in Jalon valley, Costa Blanca: fully fitted; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; garden,terrace and built-in BBQ; garage. Peaceful rural setting overlooking orange groves but 5 minutes stroll to village for swimming pools, racquets courts, shops, restaurants, bars and all facilities. One hour from Alicante airport; 15/20 minutes from beaches at Javea, Denia, Calpe, Moraira. Ideal location for walking, mountain- biking, ridign, birdwatching. Available short lets June–Oct., long lets Oct.,–April–rates vary. Car hire recommended and can be arranged. Contact: acn@dragonschool.org., tel.: 01865 761858 or visit: www.holiday-rentals.com (property no. 7680).

Tuscany, Italy, last minute special rates in June: Agriturismo Podere S. Stefano in a beautifully restored 2-storey country house on the top of a hill by large vineyard and olive trees, 5 bedrooms (with up to 8 beds); 2 bathrooms; kitchen; lounge; sitting-room; private swimming pool; garden; cable; VCR; Internet. Wonderful and quiet, in the Chianti area, only 5 minutes drive from Chiusi town, shops, railway/motorway; 1 hour from Rome and Florence, 30 minutes from Siena. E-mail: marino@demata.tuscany.it., tel.: +39 055 602044, + 39 328 7133951. Web site: www.demata.tuscany.it.

Gite in Normandy: self-catering accommodation in a converted barn in rural Normandy, 14 km west of Bayeux and close to sea. Sleeps 6 (1 double, 2 twin- bedded rooms). Spacious living area incorporates a fully equipped kitchen. Bed linen supplied. Self-contained garden. Enquiries to: nickkennedy@mac.com.

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

Charente/Dordogne border: a 3-bedroom detached cottage between St Severin and Aubeterre sur Dronne. Easy driving distance to Angouleme, Bordeaux and Perigeux. Available all year with oil fired c.h. Gardens and ample parking. Long or short lets from £200-£350 per week. Tel./fax 00 33 545 984 092.

Deepest SW France. Relax in our fabulous farmhouse in a stunning rural area and enjoy luxurious and en suiteaccommodation sleeping 6-10; generous facilities including satellite TV and large grounds with good views. Suitable for superb summer holidays, half-terms or longer stays for writers and researchers. Contact Marion on 01865 554122 or 00 33 5 63 02 11 98 or e-mail: marion@hidden-sw-france.

York Holiday Apartment: 1-bedroom riverside apartment (sleeps 2): 5 minutes walk to historic city centre; sitting/dining room, small balcony, new kitchen, bathroom. Oct.–Apr., £280 p.w. Short breaks £45/night (min., 3 nights). May-Sept., £320 p.w. (£50/night). Christine Turner 01954 201218, e-mail: cmt22@hermes.cam.ac.uk, Web site: http://www.yorkholidayflat.co.uk.

Gardens of Cornwall B & B: if you are visiting the gardens of Cornwall this year why not stay at Colgare House B & B, strategically placed on the Lanhydrock Estate near Bodmin, surrounded by woodlands and pasture Colgare is a tranquil Victorian house offering 2 double and 2 single bedrooms for guests all of which have magnificent views to the south. From this central point, with access to the A30 and A38 it is only 20 minutes to The Eden Project and 35 minutes to the Lost Gardens of Heligan as well as either of Cornwall's North or South coasts. Well behaved dogs are welcome. B & B from £28–£35 per person per night. Phone Colgare House 01208 269 605. E-mail: colgarehouse@onetel.net.uk.

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

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


House for Sale

Best offer around £800,000 secures period house with walled garden near city centre. Flexible, 4-storey accommodation, now arranged as 4 bedrooms, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, 2 bathrooms, and shower room. Tel.: 0039 035230787. E-mail: litnat@libero.it.


Retirement Flat Offered

Secure Retirement Co-ownership Ltd, Ritchie Court, a cooperative housing association for independent retired people. Small flat now available. Resident Wardens, 24-hour emergency cover. Restaurant providing lunch daily. Large, attractive gardens, and roof garden. Guest rooms. Laundry room. Convenient for shops, library and buses to Oxford. For details tel.: 01865 510334, Mrs D. Archer, Administrator.

Appointments

SCHOOL OF GEOGRAPHY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Professorships of Geography

Applications are invited for the Professorship of Geography, the Professorship of Human Geography, and the Professorship of Environment and Public Policy. All three professorships will be tenable from 1 October 2003, or such later date as may be arranged. The School of Geography and the Environment at Oxford is one of the largest autonomous Geography departments in any British university, with six professorships and a further academic staff of twenty.

In 2004, the University will establish a new Oxford University Centre for the Environment. The Centre will be located in a refurbished building which will act as a focus for environmental research in the University. It will house the School of Geography and the Environment, including its expanding international graduate school, new laboratories, and a unified library for the Centre.

The University now seeks to build on this investment through world-class appointments to the following three professorships. It is expected that the appointee to one of these chairs will be asked to direct the department's graduate school from October 2003.

Professorship of Geography

Following the appointment of Professor Andrew Goudie to the Mastership of St Cross College, the University seeks to appoint a physical geographer of distinction to the Professorship of Geography. The professor will play a major role in the development of the Oxford University Centre for the Environment. The professor will lecture in Physical Geography, contribute to M.Sc. courses, undertake original research, and supervise research students. The successful candidate will have an international reputation for research in Physical Geography as measured by publications, national and international research collaborations, and success in obtaining external funding.

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

Professorship of Human Geography

The Professorship of Human Geography is a new post, established as part of the University's commitment to strategic investment in the School of Geography and the Environment. The University seeks to appoint a professor in any field of human geography relevant to environment, economy, and society, who may have strengths in environmental history; culture, society, and nature; or colonialism and neocolonialism. The professor will lecture in Human Geography, make a major contribution to the teaching of the M.Sc. in Nature, Society, and Environmental Policy, undertake original research, and supervise graduate students. The successful candidate will have an international reputation in human geography as measured by publications, national and international collaborations, and success in obtaining external funding.

A non-stipendiary fellowship at St John's College is attached to the professorship.

Professorship of Environment and Public Policy

The Professorship of Environment and Public Policy is a new post, also established as part of the University's commitment to strategic investment in the School of Geography and the Environment. The professor will lecture in environment and public policy, will contribute to existing and new M.Sc. courses, undertake original research, and supervise graduate research students. The successful candidate will have an international reputation in areas of research relevant to the environment, economy, and society, and/or public policy, as measured by publications, national and international collaborations, and success in obtaining external funding.

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

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. The closing date for applications is Monday, 1 September.


BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Departmental Lecturership in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

The post is available from 1 October 2003 for a period of one year. The appointee will give lectures on Modern Lusophone Literature (Portuguese, Brazilian, or African) and take part in language teaching. The language of instruction may be either English or Portuguese. Applicants are expected to have a doctorate in Portuguese or to be close to concluding such a doctorate. Preference will be given to applicants with relevant prior teaching experience and/or training. Salary £18,265--£24,121 per annum, pro rata.

The closing date for applications is 30 May. Further particulars are available from Mrs E. Marston, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (telephone: Oxford (2)70752, e-mail: eileen.marston@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk).


NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

Research Studentships

Two three-year Research Studentships starting October 2003

Applications are invited for a Medical Research Council Collaborative Research Studentship, jointly with BD BioSciences, and for submission to the Wellcome Trust for award of a Prize Studentship.

The Nuffield Department of Surgery was rated 5* in the 2001 HEFCE Research Assessment, has a well-established training programme for research students, and has laboratories equipped with state-of-the-art facilities.

The research projects will investigate the ability of regulatory T cells to control immune responses after transplantation.

The MRC Collaborative studentship will be supervised jointly by Professor Kathryn Wood, Head of the Department's Transplantation Immunobiology Group, and BD BioSciences, which will provide state-of-the-art technology for the analysis of the immune response after islet transplantation.

A Prize Studentship may be awarded by the Wellcome Trust to an outstanding candidate on a competitive basis. The project will investigate the impact of memory cells on rejection and tolerance.

Applicants must be suitably qualified European Community citizens, and should be self-motivated and able to work both independently and as part of a research team. They should ideally have a background in cellular or molecular immunology, but full training will be given.

Further information may be obtained from Michelle Bryan (telephone: Oxford 221923, e-mail: michelle.bryan@nds.ox.ac.uk). Formal application by curriculum vitae, including the names and full contact details of two academic referees, should be sent to the Research Administrator, Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU. Applications must quote reference number NDSA/147/03 and be received by 12 noon on Monday, 2 June.


RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART

Temporary Tutorship in History and Theory of Visual Culture

The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art wants to appoint a historian or theorist of visual culture, to teach three days a week from 1 October 2003, for a period of nine months, on the University's BFA and MFA degrees in Fine Art. The successful candidate must be able to teach across a range of periods in art history including the twentieth century. She or he will also be aware of theoretical issues relevant to contemporary artists.

Salary according to age and experience, on the scale £14,139--£18,892 per annum (pro rata).

Further particulars are available on the University Web pages
(http://www.ox.ac.uk). Applications, including the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Vanda Wilkinson, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, 74 High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG, by 6 June. Interviews will be held before the end of June.


ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Appointment of Assistant Director

The Rothermere American Institute seeks to recruit a part-time Assistant Director to work as part of a job-share arrangement. It is hoped that the successful applicant will alter between two-day and three-day weeks, in order to fit in with the other Assistant Director's work schedule. There is, however, some flexibility with regard to this arrangement.

What follows is an overview of the full job. It will be up to the two Assistant Directors to share the responsibilities outlined.

The Assistant Director plays a vital role in the success of this high profile and internationally significant project. The post will provide the appointee with the opportunity to develop his or her career by meeting the challenges of organising and implementing, in conjunction with the director and other members of the University's academic staff, the Institute's academic programme; of managing all the operations of the building, in particular maintaining and developing administrative and financial systems for its operation; and of representing the Institute to the outside world. The post-holder, in co-operation with the other part-time Assistant Director, will be in charge of all aspects of the administration of the Institute's building, including the management of its non-library staff, and its academic and other activities. The appointment will begin in August 2003.

The post is on the University's ALC2 scale (salary £20,470--£26,491 per annum). Further particulars, including a detailed job description, are available by contacting Gillian Fullilove at the address below, by telephone on Oxford (2)82710, or by e-mail: gillian.fullilove@rai.ox.ac.uk.

Applications should consist of (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a letter which addresses the applicant's experience and aptitude in relation to the selection criteria outlined in the detailed job description (available from Gillian Fullilove), and (3) the names and addresses of two referees. Applications should be sent to Gillian Fullilove, Assistant Director. Rothermere American Institute, 1A South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG, by 6 June.


ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Visiting Fellowships 2004--5

All Souls College proposes to elect a number of Visiting Fellows, for periods of one, two, or three terms in the academic year October 2004 to June 2005. These fellowships are intended to enable their holders to carry out study and research in Oxford, and to participate in the academic life of the University. Visiting Fellowships are open in all subjects, and to both men and women from all countries.

Preference will be given to candidates who will be between the ages of thirty-five and sixty-five during the relevant academic year. Applications will be considered from staff of any university or other institution of higher learning, and from other persons who wish to carry out scholarly work in Oxford. In making its final choice, the college will give weight to intellectual quality, the interest and feasibility of the research project, and to the relevance for it of residence in Oxford. It is not the college's policy to offer Visiting Fellowships to persons already in or near Oxford.

Visiting Fellows will be entitled to accommodation, a study in college, and lunches and dinners without charge. Limited financial subvention may also be offered in exceptional circumstances. In certain cases (not expected to exceed one in each year) such assistance may be extended to include the cost of replacement teaching for a Visiting Fellow from an institution in the UK. Any candidate desiring to take advantage of this provision should indicate this at the time of application.

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the college Web site
(http://www.all-souls.ox.ac.uk) or from the Secretary to the Dean of Visiting Fellows, All Souls College, Oxford OX1 4AL, to whom all applications should be addressed. Applications must be received by 12 September.


BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Economics

Brasenose College proposes to appoint a temporary lecturer to provide on average twelve hours' per week tutorial teaching. The post is tenable for one year from 1 October 2003. The stipend, which will be pensionable within USS, will be on the scale recommended by the Committee of Senior Tutors and will depend on qualifications and experience, with a current minimum of £17,246. In addition the lecturer will be entitled to free meals at the common table during weeks nought to nine of Full Term. The person appointed will work under the direction of the college's fellow in Economics. Applicants should be able to teach Microeconomics and/or Macroeconomics for Prelims and for second- and third-year undergraduates; as well as at least one of the Option Papers in Economics available to undergraduates
(http://www.economics.ox.ac.uk).

Letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, should reach the Senior Tutor, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ, no later than Saturday, 14 June. Applicants should ask their referees to write to the Senior Tutor by the same date.


Fixed-term Teaching Fellowship in Economics

Brasenose College proposes to elect a Fixed-Term Teaching Fellow in Economics for a single, fixed term. The fellowship will start on 1 October 2003, or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will terminate on 30 September 2007 and is non-renewable. The person appointed will be required to teach Microeconomics and/or Macroeconomics for Prelims and for second- and third-year undergraduates, as well as at least one of the Option Papers in Economics available to undergraduates.

The salary scale will be in the range £20,311--£26,270 plus additional benefits and allowances.

Applications should be sent to the Senior Tutor, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ, with details of career and publications, not later than Saturday, 14 June. Applicants should ask three referees to send confidential references direct to the Senior Tutor by the same date. Further particulars should be obtained from the College Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)77823, fax: (2)77822, e-mail: college.office@bnc.ox.ac.uk).

Brasenose College is an equal opportunities employer.


EXETER COLLEGE

Fixed-term Fellowship in English Language and Literature

Exeter College proposes to appoint a Fixed-Term Fellow in English Literature, 1509--1900. The position, which is strictly temporary, will be tenable from 1 October 2003 until 30 September 2006. The fellow will be required to undertake tutorial or class teaching of undergraduates up to a maximum of twelve hours per week averaged over the three terms of the academic year, to set and mark college examinations, and to participate in the admissions process. The college has a preference for applications from those able to teach the whole of the range 1509--1900, but particularly important is an expertise covering Final Honour School papers 2 (Shakespeare), 4 (1509- -1642), and 5 (1642--1740) (and any Special Authors or Special Options falling within these periods). An ability to teach in addition FHS Paper 6 (1740--1832) will be considered an advantage. The fellow will be paid at a point on the fixed-term fellows' scale, points 1--4, commensurate with experience (currently £20,311--£23,296).

Further particulars may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (e-mail: academic.administrator@exeter.ox.ac. uk). Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be received by the Academic Administrator not later than 2 June. The college expects to short-list shortly thereafter and to hold interviews in the week of 23 June. Referees should be asked to write without request from the college, their letters to be received by the Academic Administrator not later than the closing date.

Exeter College is an equal opportunities employer.


JESUS COLLEGE

Appointment of Junior Dean

Jesus College proposes to appoint a Junior Dean for a period of one year from 1 October 2003. The Junior Dean will be required to reside in college, free of charge, and will also receive free meals at the common table, as well as a stipend which, currently, is £1,245 per annum (this is expected to be under review with effect from 1 August 2003). The Junior Dean will assist the Dean and other college officers in the smooth running of the college. Applicants, who may be men or women, must be graduates, and it is expected that they will be pursuing advanced study or research.

The main responsibility for decanal matters in the college rests with the Dean, who is a fellow of the college. The current incumbent is Dr A.J. Fairbanks, who is a fellow and tutor in Chemistry. In particular, the Junior Dean will normally be expected to be in college every night during the eight weeks of Full Term, and also the week before and the week after Full Term, both to act in a disciplinary role if necessary, but also to provide the first point of contact within the college in case of an emergency occurring during the night. It is a statutory requirement that a fellow, lecturer, or Junior Dean be in the college every night from 10.30 p.m. to 7 a.m. Arrangements are made for the Junior Dean to have a night off each week.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Principal's Secretary, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (telephone: (2)79718, fax: (2)79696; e-mail: helen.gee@jesus.ox.ac.uk), and applications, including a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to the Principal's Secretary by Friday, 30 May.

Two referees should be asked to write directly to the Principal by the same date. If the applicant is a registered graduate student, one of the referees must be the applicant's university supervisor. Applicants are requested to inform their referees that, under the 1998 Data Protection Act, the references they provide will be regarded as disclosable to the subject of the reference unless marked `strictly confidential'. This instruction must appear on the letter of reference itself and not just on the envelope in which the letter is contained.

Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview on Tuesday, 10 June.


Old Members Liaison Officer

Jesus College has some 7,000 Old Members. This post is being created to enhance their involvement with the college and with each other, as well as developing more generally the benefits of this network.

The Liaison Officer will organise events, enhance the communication links with Old Members, including the Web site, compile and produce high-quality publications, and maintain day-to-day contact with other Old Members. The college seeks someone with enthusiasm and creative skills, with a cheerful and outgoing personality, coupled with a professional and flexible approach to his/her work. The Liaison Officer will need to have very good communication skills (both verbal and written), show attention to detail, have high-level administrative, organisational, and IT skills. The college is looking for someone educated to graduate level who has experience of working in an academic or similar environment.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Principal's Secretary, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (telephone: Oxford (2)79718, e-mail: helen.gee@jesus.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 6 June. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 16 June.


MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Tutorial Fellowship in Law

Mansfield College proposes to elect to a Tutorial Fellowship in Law with effect from 1 October 2003 or 1 January 2004, or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment is tenable in conjunction with a University Lecturership (Titular CUF). Applications are invited from suitably qualified men and women able to teach for any of the subjects falling within the BA, BCL and M.Juris curricula. The salary will be according to age, on the CUF scale currently up to £42,900 per annum. Additional college allowances are payable.

Particulars may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone: (2)70982, fax: (2)82910, e-mail: linda.given@mansfield.ox.ac.uk), and at http://www.mansfield.ox.ac.uk/about/j obs.htm. The closing date for applications is 19 June.


Appointment of Junior Dean

Mansfield College wishes to appoint a Junior Dean from October 2003. The appointment is for one year (renewable), with senior common room membership, free accommodation and all meals, and an allowance of £1,000 per year plus a bursary equivalent to the college graduate fee.

Any graduate wishing to apply should send a copy of his or her curriculum vitae, with the details of two referees, to the Operations Manager, Mansfield College, OX1 3TF (telephone: Oxford (2)70996, e-mail: christopher.morris@mansfield.ox.ac.uk ), from whom further details may be obtained. The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 28 May (fifth week). Interviews will be held in the week commencing 2 June (sixth week).


Appointment of Admissions and Tutorial Secretary

Mansfield College wishes to appoint a full time Admissions and Tutorial Secretary, preferably with college/university experience. The post would suit an efficient, enthusiastic person willing to undertake a broad range of administrative and secretarial tasks in the College Office including the day-to-day administration of graduate and undergraduate admissions. The post-holder will work under the supervision of the Academic Administrator.

It is essential that the successful applicant has excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, a high standard of accuracy, good IT skills, and is flexible, willing to use initiative, and eager to work in a busy environment.

Starting salary will be in the range £17,416--£20,755 per annum (ULC grade 5), based on a 36¼ hour week, according to qualifications and experience. Benefits include four weeks' annual leave (plus closure days and public holidays), free lunches, and optional membership of the Oxford Staff Pension Scheme.

Further details and application forms are available from the Academic Administrator, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF, or can be viewed on http://www.mansfield.ox.ac.uk/about/j obs.htm. Application should be made by letter and curriculum vitae (four copies) to the Academic Administrator at Mansfield College by the closing date of Friday, 6 June. Applicants should also give the names of two work-related referees whom they should ask to write directly to the Academic Administrator by the same date.

Mansfield College is an equal opportunities employer.


PEMBROKE COLLEGE

College Teaching Fellowship in Economics

Exeter College invites applications for a College Teaching Fellowship in Economics tenable from 1 September 2003.

The fellowship will be tenable for one year in the first instance. The fellow will be expected to contribute to Economics teaching for all three years of undergraduate work. The college has undergraduates studying Economics in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, History and Economics, Economics and Management, and Engineering, Economics, and Management. It also has visiting students in Economics, largely on Junior Year Abroad schemes from US universities.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach for twelve hours per week and to be responsible for the wider administration of the subject. The annual stipend will be within the range £18,265--£21,125, and the college will make pension arrangements in line with standard practice. In addition the fellow will be entitled to senior common room rights, a small entertainment allowance, and access to a book-purchasing scheme.

Further particulars can be obtained from Miss Laura Green (telephone: Oxford (2)86089, e-mail: laura.green@pmb.ox.ac.uk). Applications should reach the Senior Tutor, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW, by 6 June. Candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae (six copies) and request two referees to write, in confidence, to the Senior Tutor by the closing date. Interviews will be held on Friday, 13 June.


College Teaching Fellowship in Law

Pembroke College wishes to appoint a College Teaching Fellow in Law for two years from 1 October 2003.

The successful candidate will be required to teach up to an average of eight hours per week in topics from the courses for Law Moderations and the Final Honour School of Jurisprudence, including Constitutional Law and Jurisprudence. The lecturer will also be required to work in conjunction with the fellows in Law in arranging teaching, providing pastoral care, and in the admissions process, for which an extra two hours per week have been allocated for calculation of salary purposes.

The stipend for this post will be £15,221--£16,066, depending on experience. The college teaching fellow will be entitled to a non-residential room in college, membership of the senior common room, and free meals at common table when the kitchens are open. He or she will be entitled to an appropriate pension scheme.

Applicants should submit four copies of their application and a curriculum vitae to the Senior Tutor, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW, by Friday, 23 May. It is anticipated that interviews will take place on 30 May. Applicants should also ask two referees to send references to the Senior Tutor by the same deadline.

Pembroke College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Research Assistantship in Geography

St John's College invites applications from suitably qualified men and women for a one-year Research Assistantship, with effect from 1 October 2003, to work with Dr J. Langton on a study of English forests from the sixteenth to the nineteenth century.

The person appointed will be a graduate in history or geography, with some postgraduate experience, and expertise in one or more of the areas of digital photography, GIS, and/or archival work in national or county record repositories. He or she will systematically undertake preliminary work for the study. This will include the completion of a register of English forests, already begun by Dr Langton, and the recording and photographic retrieval of MS material from a range of archives.

The research assistant will be provided with a room equipped with a computer and Internet connection in the college's Research Centre in St Giles'. The annual salary will be in the range £18,265--£19,279.

Further particulars are available from the Academic Administrator, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP (e-mail: college.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk), or on the college Web site, http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk. Applications (original plus three copies), including a curriculum vitae and names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the Academic Administrator. Applicants should ask their referees to write directly to the Academic Administrator, and both applications and references should reach the college no later than Friday, 30 May.


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Three-year fixed-term Fellowship in International Relations

University College is seeking to appoint a three-year Fixed-Term Fellow in International Relations, to work alongside Dr Ngaire Woods who is establishing a Programme on Global Economic Governance based at the college, and Dr Marc Stears, the recently appointed University Lecturer in Political Theory. The post-holder would be expected to teach and examine the core International Relations paper and at least one of the optional papers in International Relations and one part of the PPE Introduction to Politics paper. The post-holder would also be expected to assist in the admissions process, and the overall administration of PPE within the college and International Relations in Oxford University's top-rated Department of Politics and International Relations. Ideally candidates would be engaged in research and interested in participating in the programme on Global Economic Governance.

The appointment will run from 1 October 2003 (or as soon as possible thereafter) for three years, with a possible extension of a further year. The salary will be on the age-related scale £20,311--£26,270 per annum: housing and other allowances will be paid.

Further particulars and application coversheets may be obtained from the College Secretary, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH (telephone: Oxford (2)76677, fax: (2)76790, e-mail: jane.vicat@univ.ox.ac.uk). Applications should be submitted to the Senior Tutor by Friday, 13 June. Candidates should request three referees to send references to the Senior Tutor by the same date.


UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY)

One year fixed-term Lectureship

Applications are invited for a one year fixed-term Lectureship in the Faculty of Philosophy to cover the leave of Dr Michael Potter during the academic year 2003--4. Candidates must be prepared to teach philosophical and/or mathematical logic. The successful candidate will be required to give forty lectures, to supervise graduate students, and to examine at both undergraduate and graduate level. The appointment is tenable from 1 October 2003 until 30 September 2004. The salary is limited to £23,296.

Further particulars are available at http://www.phil.cam.ac.uk, or may be obtained from Mrs K. Morgan, Faculty of Philosophy, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DA (telephone: 01223 330590, fax:(01223 335091, e-mail: crm41@cam.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent so as to reach her not later than Thursday, 29 May.

Applications should include a full curriculum vitae and publications list, a Cover Sheet for Employment (downloadable from http://www.admin.cam.ac. uk/offices/personnel/forms/pd18, or available from the faculty), and the names of two referees. Referees should be asked to write directly to Mrs Morgan so as to reach the faculty by the closing date. There is no application form.

The University of Cambridge is committed to equality of opportunity.


DOWNING COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Appointment of Chaplain

Downing College is seeking an Anglican Chaplain for five years from 1 October 2003. This appointment, which is envisaged as three-quarter time (or somewhat less, but at least half-time), is open to ordained ministers of the Church of England and equally to men and women. The principal duties of the Chaplain are the conduct of services in the college chapel and the pastoral care of members of the college (which admits men and women). Accommodation will be available in college for a single chaplain, or a living-out allowance in lieu.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Master's Secretary, Downing College, Cambridge, CB2 1DQ (telephone: (01223) 334806, e-mail: rsve2@cam.ac.uk).

Applications, with particulars of age, educational and ministerial record, together with information about any special interest or experience, should be received by the Master of Downing College by 31 May. Candidates are asked to request two referees to send references to the Master by this date without formal invitation from the college.

Diary

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


Friday 16 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard, Programme 2' (fourth workshop), 9.30 a.m., and induction seminar for new contract researchers, 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY ELEY: `Hitler's silent majority? Conformity and resistance in the Third Reich' (Modern European History Research Centre lecture), Schools, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. PHILLIPS: `Time, Einstein, and the coldest stuff in the Universe' (Cherwell–Simon Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. WHITEHOUSE: `University–industry interfaces: charged or neutral?' (Oxford Centre for Advanced Materials and Composites Industrial Lecture), Lecture Room 1, Thom Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R.C. STACEY: `Law and memory in early Ireland' (O'Donnell Lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. SYLLA: `Trans-Atlantic capital market integration, 1790–1845' (Hicks Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

ALAN RUSBRIDGER speaks in Reuters Foundation Programme seminar series `Media and politics', Nuffield, 5 p.m.

RENÉ MOURIAUX: `La grève, spécificité du mouvement ouvrier français' (French Politics and Society Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL ANCRAM: `Clash or dialogue of civilisations?' (seminar), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5.15 p.m.

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA: Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto in D minor, No 3, and Tchaikovsky, Symphony No.4 in F minor, 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre (box office: 305305).


Saturday 17 May

COLLOQUIUM: `Border crossings in the Balkans', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m. (continues tomorrow, at St Antony's).

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA: Piano Masterclass with Peter Donohoe (open to staff and students only), 10 a.m.–1 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music.

ORGAN RECITAL: Richard Pinel, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

`EIGHT CENTURIES, THREE BISHOPS, A CARDINAL, AND A FIRE': dramatic and musical representation of the history behind the University Church, with the University Church Choir, St Mary's, 7.30 p.m. (admission £8, concessions £5).


Sunday 18 May

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in institution: judgement in war (Hymn 441: "Pray that Jerusalem may have")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.

YAEL WEISS (piano), MARK KAPLAN (violin), and COLIN CARR (cello): `The evolution of the piano trio'–a 3½-hour programme with music by J.C. Bach, Beethoven, Brahms, Bright Sheng, Dvorák, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Schubert, Schumann, and Shostakovitch, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 2.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge).


Monday 19 May

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

DR J. LANDERS: `Gunpowder, energy, and the costs of war: the enigma of English exceptionalism' (seminar series: `Medicine and culture before 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

ENSEMBLE ISIS—Composers' Workshop, with Diana Burrell, 4.30–6.30 p.m., Holywell Music Room, followed by lecture in series `The Composer Speaks', 7.30 p.m. (telephone for further information: (2)76125).

PROFESSOR ROBERT ALTER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature):`Flaubert: urban poetics' (lecture series: `The European city and the language of the novel'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

MAISON FRANÇAISE: open forum with ERIC-EMMANUEL SCHMITT, playwright and novelist, 5.15 p.m.


Tuesday 20 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Opendoor: advanced skills', 9.30 a.m., and `Assertiveness' (day 2), 2 p.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR M.P. LEFFLER (Harmsworth Professor of American History): `9/11 and the past and future of American foreign policy' (inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D.G.E. NORBROOK (Merton Professor of English Literature): `Women Lucretians: materialism, critique, and the canon' (inaugural lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. JAMISON: `What do woment want?' (Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures: `Between the lines: oblique angles on power and authority in ancient India'), Schools, 5 p.m.

C. DAVIES: `Wadham College: tradition and innovation in Jacobean Oxford' (lecture series: `Oxford buildings: architects and architecture in context'), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

S. ZERANSKA-KOMINEK: `The perfect musician in M. Mersenne's music theory' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.


Wednesday 21 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Welcome to the University' (for non-academic staff), 11 a.m., and `Introductory statistical modelling for research—linear models: model selection', 3 p.m. (see information above).

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

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

MICHAEL PHILLIPS: ` "GOD save the PEOPLE!!": Lambeth's manufactories, asylum, lying-in hospital, and workhouse, and the creation of Songs of Experience' (Waynflete Lectures: `Blake and the Terror: toward a biography of William Blake in Lambeth during the anti-Jacobin Terror in Britain, 1792–3', the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR L. DE BLOCK: `Using new media in research with adolescent refugees in six European countries' (Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

NIGEL WILSON: `Circulation' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `The world of books in Byzantium'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. KAHANE: `Homer and the Jews in antiquity' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m. (minibus from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.).

DR PETER GROVER: `Gerard Manley Hopkins' (talk in series `In search of God: the God of Blake, Shakespeare, and Hopkins'), Old Library (Radcliffe Square entrance), University Church, 7 p.m. for 7.30 p.m. (followed by discussion).

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS: concert, 8.30 p.m., New College Chapel (tickets £8 (£5 concessions) on the door; for more information see www.newchamberopera.com).


Thursday 22 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Opendoor: recruitment module' (session 2), 9.30 a.m.; `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m.; `Writing at work' (week 4), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR N. CHARLES and B. BECKER: `Layered meanings: the construction of "the family" in the interview' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender in transnational and transforming families: stretching boundaries and social conventions'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR S. CLEGG: `Contested practices: learning outcomes and disciplinary understandings' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: Research Seminars), IAUL, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (To attend, contact joanna.buddery@learning.ox.ac.uk.)

SIR PAUL NURSE: `Controlling the cell cycle' (Rodney Porter Memorial Lecture), University Museum of Natural History, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROBERT ALTER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature):`Dickens: the realism of metaphor' (lecture series: `The European city and the language of the novel'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DR H.-G. NESSELRATH: `The Greeks and the Western Seas' (Gaisford Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

SCOTT MANDELBROTE: `Eighteenth-century scholars and the manuscripts of the Septuagint' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: `The study of the Septuagint in early modern Europe'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GEOFFREY HILL: `Sidney Keyes (1922–43)' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR C. BOARD: `E.C. Willatts and the planning maps from central government: thirty years of achievement in British thematic cartography, 1953–82' (Oxford Seminars in Cartography), School of Geography and the Enviroment, 5 p.m.

V. HEWITT: `Britannia, ruler of the waves' (DNB seminars on biography: `Icons and celebrity'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. LASS: `The narrative responsibilities of etymology: phonology, morphology, and spelling in a historical atlas' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR I.W.F. MACLEAN: `Thomas Harriot on combinations' (Thomas Harriot Lecture), Champneys Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. MARGALIT: `Compromise and appeasement: between justice and peace' (Isaiah Berlin Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

RECITAL of twentieth-century French and English music, including works by Ravel, Debussy, Britten, and Copland (with mezzo-soprano Kathryn Whitney), 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room (tickets £7/£5 on the door).


Friday 23 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Time management—for those who manage their manager's time as well as their own', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR R. LOUIS: `Sir Keith Hancock and the British Empire: the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana' (lecture), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

YASMIN ALIBAI-BROWN speaks in Reuters Foundation Programme seminar series `Media and politics', Nuffield, 5 p.m.

FRANÇOIS PLATONE: `Le PCF a-t-il un avenir?' (French Politics and Society Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

VIRGINIA BLAKEY (soprano), with pianist Mark Hooper, performs songs and arias by Bizet, Fauré, Gounod, Massenet, and Poulenc, Maison Française, 8 p.m. (admission free).

RUSSKAYA MUZIKA ENSEMBLE (Moscow) performs Russian festive songs of the time of Peter the Great, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6).


Saturday 24 May

CONWAY SCHOLARS RECITAL (free of charge), 12 noon, Holywell Music Room (telephone for further information: (2)76125).

ORGAN RECITAL (duet): Graham Howell and Gareth Price, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 25 May

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in institution: judge not! (Hymn 362: "Glorious things of thee are spoken")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Tuesday 27 May

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

PROFESSOR R. PELLS: `From Modernism to the movies: the globalisation of American culture in the twentieth century' (seminar series: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA'), Rothermere American Institute, 2.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. CAREY: `The origin of concepts' (Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

D. BERRY: ` "A Large and Stately Pile of Squared Stone"—the architecture of the Old Ashmolean Building' (lecture series: `Oxford buildings: architects and architecture in context'), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `Jewish history as general history: concepts and paradigms reconsidered' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

B. TITUS: `An "aesthetic changeling"? Programme music in the context of Friedrich Theodor Vischer's aesthetics' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

ARMAND GOULIPIAN reads poems by Villon, Norge, Tardieu, Baudelaire, Paul Fort, and Claude Roy, Maison Française, 8 p.m.