Oxford University Gazette: 16 December 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 135, No. 4718: 16 December 2004

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

The following supplements were published with this Gazette:

  • Proposed new Tuition Fees and Bursary Scheme
  • Admission Statistics 2004 (PDF file)
  • Institute for the Advancement of University Learning:
  • Seminars and Courses, Hilary and Trinity Terms (for details see the IAUL site)

Gazette publication arrangements

This is the final Gazette of the present term. Publication for Hilary Term will begin on 13 January. The usual deadlines will apply.


Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 31 December.

(a) Regius Professorship of Civil Law

In Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 449, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), §173, delete regulation 1 and substitute:

`1. The Regius Professor of Civil Law shall lecture and give instruction in Roman Law, its principles and history, and in some other branch of law.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, makes clear to Roman lawyers trained in a civilian legal system that the University will welcome applications from them.]

(b) Establishment of the Peter Moores Lecturership in Chinese Business Studies

In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual lecturerships (Statutes, 2000, p. 409, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 48 as follows and renumber existing §§ 48–57 (pp. 409–13, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001, Decree (1) of 26 April 2001, Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, Decree (4) of 13 December 2001, and the changes published on 14 October 2004, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 717, 888, 1112; Vol. 132, p. 564; Vol. 135, p. 213), as §§ 49–58:

`§ 48. Peter Moores Lecturership in Chinese Business Studies

1. The benefaction provided by the Peter Moores Foundation shall be used to establish and maintain the Peter Moores Lecturership in Chinese Business Studies, and (with the consent of the foundation) otherwise for the advancement within the University of education, learning, teaching, scholarship and research in the field of Chinese business studies or other fields of education.

2. The Peter Moores Lecturer shall be a fellow of Brasenose College, or such other college as may be agreed by the University and the Foundation.

3. The Peter Moores Lecturer shall lecture and give instruction in the field of Chinese business studies, or such other field of education as the University may propose and the Foundation agree.

4. The Peter Moores Lecturer shall be appointed by the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School in accordance with Council Regulations 3 of 2004. One member of the selection committee (referred to in the Agreement with the Foundation as the electoral board) shall be an appointee of Council whose appointment shall be made after obtaining the written consent of the Foundation.

5. The first charge on the net income from the benefaction shall be the salary and associated costs of the lecturer, and the stipend, allowances and benefits now charged to the college of association.

6. These regulations may be amended by Council from time to time, subject to the terms of the Agreement with the Foundation.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, establishes the Peter Moores Lecturership in Chinese Business Studies.]

(c) Renaming of Professorship of Radiation Biology

1 In SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete `Professor of Radiation Biology' and insert:

`Professor of Radiation Oncology and Biology'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 402, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 19 February 2004, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 134, p. 624), delete existing § 31 and insert new § 31 as follows:

`§ 31. Professor of Radiation Oncology and Biology

1. The Professor of Radiation Oncology and Biology shall undertake research in Radiation Oncology and Biology and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, rename the Professorship of Radiation Biology as the Professorship of Radiation Oncology and Biology.]


For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 31 December, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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

  • CONGREGATION 25 January 2 p.m.
    • Voting on fee regulation for undergraduate fees from 2006–7 in context of proposed new joint Oxford Bursary Scheme
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

CONGREGATION 25 January 2 p.m.

Voting on fee regulation for undergraduate fees from 2006–7 in context of proposed new joint Oxford Bursary Scheme

(For text of proposals see Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4717.)


Review of Economics

The Social Sciences Board is undertaking a review of the Department of Economics as part of its programme of regular rolling reviews of units under its aegis. The Head of Division, Mr D.A. Hay, will chair the review committee, the terms of reference of which are:

(i) To review the quality of teaching and research in Economics by reference to international standards of excellence, and having regard to the University's Mission Statement and Corporate Plan and to the divisional plan;

(ii) to review the strategy, resources, and management structures in the department/faculty, including: departmental strategic plans; staff recruitment, retention, and workload; accommodation and future space needs; finances; development; organisation and administration in the department/faculty; relations with other departments and with the colleges;

(iii) to review progress since the last review in 1998, and to identify any further action required in the light of changed circumstances during the period since that review;

(iv) to make recommendations to the divisional board, bearing in mind where there are financial implications the level of resources likely to be available within the University and possible alternative ways of raising funds to implement them;

(v) to refer the recommendations to the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee and the Educational Policy and Standards Committee as appropriate.

The membership of the committee is as follows:

Mr D.A. Hay, Head of the Social Sciences Division

Professor John Helliwell, University of British Columbia

Professor Hyun Shin, London School of Economics

Professor John Beath, St Andrews

Sir Alan Budd, Provost of Queen's College

Professor Kathy Sylva, Department of Educational Studies

Dr David Bevan, Department of Economics

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary of the review committee, Mrs Betsy Tyler-Bee, Social Sciences Division, 34 St Giles', by 20 January.


National Teaching Fellowship Scheme

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme is run by the Higher Education Academy on behalf of HEFCE. The scheme is intended to `celebrate excellence in teaching by recognising individuals who are outstanding as teachers and promoters of learning'.

The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme was run for the first time in 2000. Individual awards of £50,000 are intended to enable fellowship holders to carry out a project related to teaching and learning during their fellowship year. The University currently has two fellowship holders.

In 2005, there will again be three categories of award: for `Experienced Staff' who have been teaching for more than six years, for `Rising Stars' who have been teaching for fewer than six years, and for `Learning Support Staff'. Initial selection of nominees is to be carried out by the institution. The University's nominee will be selected in accordance with the criteria specified by a panel appointed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic). Given that the date for submission of nominations (26 February 2005) has only just been announced, the timetable is very restricted. The panel will therefore only seek a two-page outline of a submission by Friday, 21 January. It will aim to announce the individual to be nominated in each category by Friday, 28 January. The full submission should then be completed and sent to R.O Hughes, EPSC Secretariat, University Offices, Wellington Square by, at the latest, Friday, 18 February. Advice on preparing submissions will be available from the IAUL as below.

Information about the National Teaching Fellowship Scheme, including past winners of the award and the selection criteria, may be found on the Scheme's Web site (http://ntfs.ac.uk). Further information about the scheme may be obtained from the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk) which has established a special Web page at http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk/iaul/IAUL+1+4.asp.

Computing Services

Academic Computing Development Team: Call for Proposals

The Academic Computing Development Team is a centrally funded group which collaborates with individuals and departments to develop high-quality technology-based resources. The ACDT's approach is successfully to enhance traditional teaching at the University through the use of IT, blending the best of both old and new.

In keeping with the University Teaching and Learning Strategy, which strongly encourages staff to use IT in teaching and learning `where it adds real value', the ACDT runs a biannual application process for staff and departments to propose their own ideas for development. Projects may range in size from provision of advice on planning an IT project to the design and development of a whole system, and they may involve more than one partner including academic, library, museum, and support staff. For this call the ACDT encourages applicants who wish to begin projects with a start date of March 2005 or September 2005.

Applications are invited for projects in the following areas: Collaboration in Teaching and Learning---projects in this category are related to teaching and/or the support of teaching, and will address the needs of more than one academic department or division. They may be based in a cross-disciplinary academic area or transferable skills development. Alternatively, they may be about the creation or further development of a generic tool (including improvements to the VLE, WebLearn).

Local Teaching Innovation---individual staff and departments are encouraged to submit their ideas for teaching and learning related projects. These can be grounded in specific subject areas, or may have a more general focus.

Research and Outreach---projects to publish or facilitate research online are encouraged in this category. Projects with an outreach element such as museum and schools liaison work are also welcomed.

Successful applicants will receive full support from the team to enable the development of the proposed initiative or resource. Depending on the nature of the project, this support may include: programming/technical development of a digital resource; research and feasibility studies; graphic and interface design, investigation of appropriate technical solutions; evaluation, assistance with legal and infrastructure issues (e.g. copyright, accessibility, choice of server platforms), advice on e-learning pedagogy; and project management.

Full details of the call and how to apply are available at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/acdt/. The closing date for proposals is 21 December.

Completed forms and general enquiries regarding the proposal process should be directed to Sophie Clarke, ACDT Project Manager, Academic Computing Development Team, OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN (telephone: (2)83428, e-mail: acdt@oucs.ox.ac.uk).

Those who are interested in submitting a proposal, but for whom the closing date above may present a difficulty, should contact Ms Clarke to discuss the matter.

Bate Collection of Musical Instruments

The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments will be closed from 8 December to 12 January inclusive for gallery refurbishment.

Enquiries about future openings and events should be made by e-mail to: bate.collection@music.ox.ac.uk, or by telephone to Oxford (2)76139.

University Counselling Service

The University Counselling Service will close after Friday, 17 December, and will reopen on Tuesday, 4 January. The opening hours for 4--7 January will be 9.30 a.m.--1.30 p.m. From noughth week (Monday, 10 January) onwards the usual opening hours will apply: 9.15 a.m.--5.15 p.m.

University Gazette: publication arrangements

This is the final Gazette of the present term. Publication for Hilary Term will begin on 13 January. The usual deadlines will apply.


Professorship of Clinical Geratology

ALASTAIR MITCHELL BUCHAN, BM, B.CH. (MA Cambridge), Professor of Neurology, Department of Clinical Neurosciences, and Heart and Stroke Foundation of Alberta Professor in Stroke Research, University of Calgary, has been appointed to the professorship. He took up his duties on 1 December 2004.

Professor Buchan is a fellow of Green College.

Professorship of Radiation Oncology and Biology

WILLIAM GILLIES MCKENNA (B.SC. Edinburgh, PH.D., MD Albert Einstein college of Medicine), Henry K. Pancoast Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 April 2005.

In conjunction with this professorship, Professor McKenna will hold the position of Honorary MRC Director of the Radiation and Genome Stability Unit, Harwell and Honorary Director of the Gray Cancer Institute.

Professor McKenna will be a fellow of Wolfson College.

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Physics upon (i) DR K. TORIMITSU, currently working for the NTT Basic Research Laboratories in Japan, and an expert in the field of mesoscopic physics, and (ii) PROFESSOR EDMUND WILSON, honorary staff member, Education and Technical Training Division, CERN, Geneva, both for a period of three years from 1 January 2005.


The pencil of nature—creating the art of photography

PROFESSOR LARRY SCHAAF, Slade Professor of Fine Art 2004–5, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Hilary Term in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. The lectures are free and open to the public. The first lecture will be given on 19 January.

The titles of the lectures will be published next term, and will also be available on the Web site of the Department of the History of Art, www.hoa.ox.ac.uk.


LORD OXBURGH, KBE, FRS, Non-Executive Chairman, Shell Transport and Trading Company PLC, will deliver the Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology. The title of the lecture will be announced later.


Current issues in social policy: exploring dimensions of space and time

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work.

Conveners: Ms F. Bennett and Ms R. Gambles.

18 Jan.: `Global social policy: new spaces, new levels, new actors, new disciplines, same old story?'

25 Jan.: `Reconciling work and family life: an OECD perspective.'

1 Feb.: `Complexity theory and its application to the social sciences.'

PROFESSOR C. WALLACE, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
8 Feb.: `Gender and European Union enlargement.'

15 Feb.: `The future of social policy in an enlarged European Union.'

PROFESSOR S. LEWIS, Manchester Metropolitan University
22 Feb.: `Gender, parenthood, and the changing European workplace.'

1 Mar.: `The dynamics of social change in Europe.'

8 Mar.: `The opportunities of a lifetime: a model lifetime analysis of current British social policy.'


Ian Ramsey Centre

Seminars will be given in Hilary Term at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Harris Lecture Theatre, Oriel College, in weeks 2, 4, and 6.

Conveners: Professor J. Hedley Brooke and Dr Margaret Yee.

Speakers in Hilary Term will include Professor Marc Marenco, Ethics and Social Policy, Pacific University, Forest Grove, USA, and Dr Olivera Petrovich, Wolfson College.


Globalisation in practice: perspectives on the everyday life of globalisation

This series of visiting speaker lectures, organised with James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation, will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the James Martin Seminar Room, the Saïd Business School.

Those wishing to receive updates, latest information, and availability of papers should contact Christine Seal (e-mail: christine.seal@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Professor Stephen Woolgar and Professor Nigel Thrift.

27 Jan.: `Conferences, standardisation, and the production of global risk management knowledge.'

A. MOL, Twente
3 Feb.: `One world or many?—on links, gaps, and differences.'

L. SUCHMAN, Lancaster
10 Feb.: `Ordinary rhetorics of extraordinary futures.'

17 Feb.: `Excavating globalisation: the Jesuits and their everyday practice.'

M. SHELLER, Lancaster
24 Feb.: `The ethical banana: markets, migrants, and the globalisation of a fruit.'

G. BOWKER, Santa Clara
10 Mar.: `The local knowledge of a globalising ethnos: performing biodiversity.'


St John's College Research Centre

Psychoanalysis: its place in culture

A one-day workshop on this subject will be held on Saturday, 15 January, 10.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Seminar Room, St John's College Research Centre (45 St Giles'). This will be an interdisciplinary meeting and speakers will be Michael Brearley on `What do psychoanalysts do?', John Cottingham on `A Triangle of Hostility? Psychoanalysis, Philosophy and Religion', and Ritchie Robertson on `Freud as a Romantic: his place in the history of ideas'.

During Hilary and Trinity Terms, the Workshop theme will be continued with a Wednesday evening seminar series, `The Academic Face of Psychoanalysis'. Meetings at the Research Centre are open to all members of the University, but space is limited. Those wishing to attend the Workshop, or to receive a programme for the Workshop or the seminar series, should e-mail: research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk.


The Philip Geddes and Clive Taylor prizes are awarded each year for outstanding work in student journalism. The maximum value of both prizes is £1,000.

The Clive Taylor prize is awarded for sports journalism. There is also a St Edmund Hall Prize for which the maximum value is £500. The Philip Geddes prize is open to undergraduate members of the University who, by the end of Trinity Term 2005 will have completed the second year of their degree course; the Clive Taylor prize is open to both graduate and undergraduate students of the University. All candidates are expected to have involved themselves in journalism, including radio, television, or photography, in the University and elsewhere. Any student of St Edmund Hall who has fulfilled the appropriate conditions is free to apply for the Geddes or Taylor prize and the St Edmund Hall prize.

Candidates are asked to submit the following: (a) four copies of examples of a minimum of three and a maximum of six pieces of journalistic work completed whilst at the University, and (b) four copies of an outline of a specific journalistic project upon which the candidate proposes to spend the award. Applicants who do not submit the required number of copies or who submit more than the required pieces of work will be ineligible for the Prize.

Entries should reach Professor Richard Crampton at St Edmund Hall by midday on Wednesday, 9 February. It is hoped that interviews will take place on the morning of Wednesday, 16 February. Candidates should therefore keep that time free; because some interviewers have to come from outside Oxford alternative times cannot be arranged. Envelopes should be clearly marked `Philip Geddes Award' or `Clive Taylor Award'. The prize will be judged by two practising journalists, one fellow of St Edmund Hall and one other senior member of the University.

Candidates should ask their tutor to write separately to Professor Richard Crampton at St Edmund Hall, certifying that the candidate's journalism has not interfered with his or her academic work.

The awards are made on the condition that successful candidates later submit a report or project which demonstrates the use to which the prize-money was put. This report or project may then be added to the candidate's portfolio when applying for jobs in the media.


With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Social Sciences Board will come into effect on 31 December.

Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc. in Economics for Development

With effect from October 2005 (for first examination in 2006)

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p.777, after l.9 insert:

`6. The examiners may award a Distinction for excellence in the whole examination.'

(b) M.Sc. in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 759, ll. 16–17, delete `(including appendices, endnotes and a reference section)' and substitute `(including footnotes/endnotes but excluding appendices and references or bibliography)'.

2 Ibid., ll. 29--32, delete `Candidates wishing to . . . exceptional circumstances.'.

(c) M.Sc. in Educational Research Methodology

(i) With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 778, l. 11, after `15,000 words' insert `(including footnotes/endnotes but excluding appendices and references or bibliography)'.

2 Ibid., l. 18, delete `, except as provided below'.

3 Ibid., ll. 20–25, delete `Candidates wishing to . . . later date for submission.'

(ii) With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 778, l. 1, delete `two' and substitute `three'.

2 Ibid., after l.2 insert:

`Part II: A third paper which involves the completion of a portfolio of statistical work and a report on the internship experience (as prescribed in cl. 4 below).'

3 Ibid., delete l. 3, and substitute:

`Part III: A dissertation (as prescribed in cll. 5 and 6 below).'

4 Ibid., after l. 10 insert the following, and renumber subsequent clauses accordingly:

`4. Candidates will be required to submit a portfolio of statistical work and a report of up to a maximum of 3,000 words on the internship experience. One typewritten/wordprocessed copy of the portfolio and two typewritten/wordprocessed copies of the report must be delivered to the M.Sc. Examiners, c/o Department of Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY, not later than noon on Friday of Eighth Week of Hilary Term in the year in which the examination is completed.'

5 Ibid., l. 11, delete `12,500 to 15,000' and substitute `15,000 to 20,000'.

6 Ibid., delete ll. 28--29 and substitute:

`7. The oral examination may be on any or all of the elements specified in clause 2 above.'

7 Ibid., delete from p. 778, l.31 to p. 780, l.42 inclusive, and substitute:

`(i) Strategies for Educational Research 1

(a) Truth and verification; positivism, interpretivism, and critical theory; types of educational research questions in relation to diverse purposes of educational research; a brief history of educational research; the politics of educational research.

(b) Formulating research problems and questions, and hypotheses; issues in framing of research questions.

(c) Philosophical and conceptual analysis; the links between educational research and epistemology, philosophy of mind, ethics, and the philosophy of the social sciences.

(d) Introduction to experimental and quasi-experimental research, surveys, action research, ethnographic and case study research strategies, life history research; focus groups; strategies for educational evaluation studies; historical, cross-sectional, longitudinal, and comparative research in education.

(e) Assumptions, rationales and purposes, disciplines and political, ethical and technical problems of various research strategies.

(f) Relation of research strategies to philosophical traditions, socio-political positions and economic constraints; understanding the significance of alternative epistemological positions for theory construction, research design and the selection of appropriate analytical techniques.

(g) Introduction to a range of interviewing and to observational strategies.

(h) Generalisability, validity, reliability, and replicability of research.

(i) Frameworks for evaluating research reports.

(j) Ethics and access.

(ii) Strategies for Educational Research 2

(a) An introduction to contemporary social theory and research methods.

(b) Techniques of questioning; questionnaires; attitude scales; repertory grids; attainment tests; structured and semi-structured interviews; ethnographic interviews; focus groups; telephone and e-mail interviews; the use of the internet for data collection.

(c) Techniques of observation (e.g. structured classroom observation; participant observation).

(d) Measurement and assessment strategies, e.g. tests, task and rating scales.

(e) Types of primary and secondary documentary evidence including historical archives.

(f) Procedures for interpretation of qualitative data in non-quantitative terms; semiological techniques for the analysis of educational texts, official documents and writings through the formalised study of textual code systems and discursive structures; discourse, and narrative analysis.

(g) Secondary data analysis and the use of data from large-scale surveys, longitudinal and cross-sectional studies.

(h) Introduction to qualitative data analysis and data management.

(iii) Statistical Methods for Educational Research

(a) Types of quantification and measurement, and their use in educational practice and research.

(b) Types of data and pitfalls of confusion—discrete, continuous, time series, panel data.

(c) Descriptive statistics: measures of central tendency, dispersion, association, and correlation.

(d) Use of computers for analysis of quantitative data including graphs, charts, and flow diagrams.

(e) The normal distribution and its significance in educational and psychological research and measurement.

(f) Samples: sampling frames, simple and stratified random samples; estimation of statistics and confidence intervals; sampling error and bias in the interpretation of research results.

(g) Concepts of hypothesis testing, size and power, use of Z, t, chi-squared, F and non-parametric tests.

(h) Purpose of statistical modelling; introduction to linear models, including linear regression, logistic regression, log-linear models for contingency tables, and multi-level modelling.

(i) Principal components and factor analysis.

(iv) Internship Experience

All students will be attached to a research project within the department or in another research centre for a period of two weeks. This will normally be the first two weeks of Hilary Term, but alternative times will be negotiable. During this period students will take part in a range of routine research activities assigned to then by their research internship supervisor.

(v) Current Issues in Educational Research

This seminar-based unit will examine current issues in educational research. It will not be formally assessed.

(vi) General Academic and Employment Skills

(a) Organisation of the research process; identification of library resources and how to use them; bibliographic sources and methods; the use of annals, theses, journals, and conference proceedings; maintaining a personal research bibliography including the use of bibliographic packages such as EndNote.

(b) Basic computing skills including the use of word processors, spreadsheets, databases, and graphical presentation.

(c) Evaluating research, including refereeing and book reviews.

(d) Ethical and legal issues; privacy and confidentiality; the attribution of ideas and intellectual property rights, including copyright; ownership of data; the Data Protection Act; informed consent; the role of ethical committees; constraints on researchers involved in contract and consultancy work; the political context of research, including the uses made of published work; BERA, AERA, and BPS codes of practice.

(e) Exploitation of research and intellectual property rights.

(f) Writing and presentation skills; publishing research; writing for, and presenting to, different audiences.

(g) Research management and team-working skills; setting appropriate time scales; writing research proposals; costing research proposals.

( h) Career development; searching for employment opportunities; networking and negotiation; critical evaluation of personal and career development needs; (long and short-term career planning).

Schedule B

(i) Strategies for Educational Research 1.

(ii) Strategies for Educational Research 2.'

(d) M.Sc. in Educational Studies

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 781, l. 21, after `20,000 words' insert `(including footnotes/endnotes but excluding appendices and references or bibliography)'.

2 Ibid., l.28, delete `, except as provided below'.

3 Ibid., ll. 30--34, delete `Candidates wishing to . . . later date for submission.'

(e) M.Sc. in Professional Development in Education

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 820, ll. 14–15, delete `(including appendices, endnotes, and a bibiliography)' and substitute `(including footnotes/endnotes but excluding appendices and references or bibliography)'.

2 Ibid., ll. 25--28, delete `Candidates wishing to . . . exceptional circumstances.'

(f) Special regulations of divisional and faculty boards concerning the status of probationer research student and the degrees of D.Phil: Educational Studies

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 950, ll. 2-3, delete `excluding the bibliography' and substitute `including footnotes/endnotes but excluding appendices and references or bibliography'.

(g) Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies

(i) With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 1082, l. 26, after `Diploma.' insert:

`To be awarded a distinction, either a candidate must obtain a mark of 70 or above in three of the five programme elements, one of which must be the dissertation, or a candidate must obtain a mark of 70 or above in the dissertation and an average of 70 overall in the five programme elements.'

2 Ibid., after l. 26 insert the following, and renumber subsequent paragraphs accordingly:

`7. A candidate for the Diploma who fails to meet the standard required for award of the Diploma, but who has met the examination standards and requirements stipulated in the regulations governing the Certificate in Diplomatic Studies, may be offered the option of resitting the examination for the Diploma, or (having satisfied the examination standards and requirements of that qualification) of being awarded the Certificate'.

(ii) With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in 2006)

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 1082, 11. 14--16, delete `, there will be two parts'. . . from part B'.


Christ Church

JOHN MALCOLM COUCHMAN, 17 November 2004; commoner 1931. Aged 91.

JOHN KINGSLEY HAVERS, OBE, QC, 13 November 2004; commoner 1948. Aged 78.

ROBERT CLIVE KLAMER, 16 July 2004; commoner 1974.

St Hilda's College

(IRENE) VIVIENNE DUCHENNE (née Serre), BA, 7 November 2004; commoner 1925–8. Aged 98.

PATRICIA LEITH-ROSS (née Harrington), 19 November 2004; exhibitioner 1932–4. Aged 92.

(EILEEN) PATRICIA NICHOLAS (née Bullard), MA, DIP.ED., 21 November 2004; commoner 1942–6.

JADE EGERTON WALLACE (née Price), MA, 23 November 2004; commoner 1950–3. Aged 73.

St Hugh's College

MRS NORMA ALLENDALE ABDULAH (née Miller), 5 May 2003; PPE 1950. Aged 72.

MRS VIVIENNE JOY JONES (née Puckridge), 19 July 2004; PPE 1951. Aged 71.

DR KATHLEEN JOANNE KAMPMANN-NAMPHY (née Kampmann), August 2004; Fullbright Scholar (English), 1956. Aged 69.

MRS SYLVIA JEAN NESBITT (née Thornton), 17 September 2004; Modern History, January 1942. Aged 80.


All Souls College

A Memorial Meeting for BRYAN RONALD WILSON, MA, D.LITT., FBA, will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Saturday, 26 February, in the chapel, All Souls College.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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

Christmas Gifts at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

From puzzles to puppets, books to jewellery, fossils to candleholders - - we have all manner of gifts on sale in the museum shop! Many small items are ideal for Christmas stockings. Choose your own or save money by buying one of our ready-made packs of stocking fillers. Open daily 12–5 p.m; 10 per cent discount with blue Oxford University card.

St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Christ at Work: 13 Jan., tba, Revd Ralph Williamson (College Chaplain); 20 Jan., tba, Barbara Hayes (Industrial Chaplain); 27 Jan., `The sojourner in your midst', Fr Seraphim (Immigration Detention Centre Chaplain); 3 Feb., tba, Revd Barry Wright (Metropolitan Police Chaplain); 10 Feb., tba, Revd David Little (Reading Prison Chaplain); 17 Feb., `Down to the sea', Bishop Bill Down (Chaplain to Seafarers); 24 Feb., `In at the sharp end', Revd Nick Fennemore (Hospital Chaplain); 3 March, `The cure of one soul', Revd Michael Brierely (Bishop's Chaplain); 10 March, tba, Fr Nick Gosnell CF (Army Chaplain); 17 March, `The nun's priest's tale', Revd Lister Tonge (Convent Chaplain).The talks will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. www.st-giles-church.org.

Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine: 1st floor, 135 High Street, Oxford. From our kitchen to your table, we would like to bring you herbs, spices, roots, beauty, fragrances and the Mughal tradition of passion for good food. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Web site: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.

Antiques Bought and Sold

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

Periodicals Bought and Sold

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

Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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

Personal Training Services

One of the highest qualified exercise and nutritional consultants/personal trainers in the UK. 35 years' experience. MSc Biomechanics and Applied Human Movement; BSc (Hons 1st) Sports Nutrition; Adv. Dip in Clinical Stress Management; Adv. Dip in Clinical Sports Therapy. Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Member of the International Society of Biomechanics. Expert attention for tone, weight loss, injury and rehabilitation and performance, from total novice levels to advanced, regardless of sex, age or physical limitations. Web site: www.alangordon-health.co.uk.

Services Offered

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

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

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

Finders Keepers. Whether you wish to rent or let, our 32 years of experience in the Oxfordshire market should make us your first port of call for all of your accommodation needs. From studio apartments to 6- bedroom family houses or even short term and holiday lets, our up-to-date website contains a full listing of all properties available and can be viewed at www.finders.co.uk. Alternatively, please contact our North Oxford office on 01865 311011.

Limited-edition photographic studies by Margaret Kenning: Oxford, the Parks and other landscapes, flowers, foliage, and other subjects. Typical prices: A3 print unmounted £30, framed from £60. Smaller sizes and special editions for conferences available. Visit the University Shop, High Street, to see framed examples. Alternatively, please see www.kenning.plus.com, and email images@kenning.plus.com or tel. 01865 554316 to arrange a viewing.

Situations Vacant

The Institute of Leadership for Law and Society is looking for an organised and self-motivated Administrator/Office Manager to join a small team in establishing a new Institute for Leadership in Law and Society. The post holder will provide assistance to the Director and Executive Director in the strategic establishment, growth and maintenance of the Institute and will oversee the financial, administrative and operational aspects of running the Institute and its programmes. S/he will have first-rate organisational and communication skills with the ability to use good judgment as well as a thorough knowledge of computer and accounting programmes. The appointment is for a 36.5-hour week, with a generous holiday allowance. Salary range: £20,000–£23,000 p.a., depending on experience. Some responsibility for Institute programmes on weekends or evenings may also be required. For further particulars and an application form, contact Dr D. Sandler, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford. Email: deborah.sandler@csls.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 28423.

The Oxford Centre for Neuro-Cognitive Studies has developed a free after-school tutoring programme to enable young people with dyslexia to receive specialist individual support. We're looking for Learning Mentors to help us deliver our Oxford Bright Sparks programme. You need to be positive, patient, and friendly, with experience of working with children/young people. You'll have a good level of literacy and numeracy, and be willing to work with young people (aged 11–16), in small groups and one-to-one, supporting their learning and participation in activities. This is a great opportunity to gain experience of working with children in an educational setting. We provide full induction training (in assoc. with The Dyslexia Institute), on-going support and further training opportunities. £5 p.h., Mon.–Fri. afternoons (term-time only). Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check. For application details, contact Rob Webster at OCNC Studies on 01865 311292 or email rwebster@ocncstudies.org.uk. Closing date: Mon., 20 Dec.

Houses to Let

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

North Oxford (Jericho). Available 27 March or sooner for 1 year or less: fully-furnished, recently redecorated house, secluded garden. Charming, cosy, quiet, c.h., easy to maintain, 2 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes. Easy walk to University, train and coach stations, near best schools and parks. Two bedrooms £1,250 p.m.; 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (incl. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Tel. J. Mackrell in Oxford (evenings or 7–8 a.m.), on: 01865 775567. Email: mackrelj@btopenworld.com. Or contact A. Gaston in Canada: +613 745 1368, fax: +613 745 0299, email: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Central Eynsham. Well-decorated, furnished or unfurnished house to let. This pretty and unusual stone-built converted coach house is secure and quiet. Large living room/kitchen with fridge, freezer, dishwasher. One double and one single bedroom, bathroom, large office/third bedroom, utility room, shower room, and walk-in wardrobe. Integral garage with plenty of storage space. Additional off-road parking spaces. Patio garden. Own private drive, well away from the street. Eynsham has an excellent bus service to Oxford, shopping facilities and good schools. Available immediately. £795 p.c.m. (incl. council tax). Tel.: 01865 880018. Mobile: 07771 873838. Email: Stephen.lord2@ntlworld.com.

Architect's Spelsbury bungalow, bought for its beautiful views and quiet end of lane position, converted from 3-bedroom to 1 to create very large living and dining areas; en suite WC, basin and walk-in wardrobe for bedroom; 5 French windows open onto terrace and rolling farmland towards Wychwood forest; kitchen with new cooker, fridge, washing machine; 2nd WC and basin in bathroom off hall; large storage cupboards; warm air c.h.; natural wood and white walls throughout; fully furnished; new large 24ft pyramidal conservatory with surrounding banquette seating—seats 12! Garden, parking, 1½ miles to BR station. £135 p.w. Tel.: 0207 7369744 or 07890289697.

Idyllic coach house, ten miles north of Oxford. Available from 1 Feb. Suitable for single person/couple: sitting room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, parking, magnificent views, bus service. £650 p.m. (exclusive). Tel.: 01993 813569 or 07976 438336.

Wootton, near Woodstock. Delightful period cottage to let in sought after, pretty village. Living room with open fire overlooking rear garden. Stable door to garden. Kitchen with all mod. cons. Double bedroom and large bathroom with panelled bath and electric shower. Loft for storage. Oil-fired c.h. Attractive mature garden. Two garden sheds and brick-built log store. Good bus and train connections to Oxford. Suit academic/professional couple. Available from 1 Jan. for 6 months/1 year. £600 p.m. incl. gardener (excl. council tax and utility bills). References essential. Contact Sally Stradling on 01993 812278 or email sally.stradling@ukgateway.net.

Victorian terrace, three bedrooms, furnished, in quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance of city centre. G.c.h. Open-plan living/dining room with coal-effect gas fire. Fully-equipped kitchen, washer/dryer, dishwasher and microwave. Bathroom with power shower over bath. Secluded garden with decked patio and lawn. Botley Road area. Available from 1 Feb. £900 p.c.m. plus bills. Email: kristine.krug@physiol.ox.ac.uk.

Old Boars Hill. Fully-furnished 2-bedroom period cottage, available for 3–5 months. Secluded, 1 acre, end of country lane, 4 miles from Oxford. Gas heating with working fireplace and Aga cooker. Families welcome. £950 p.m. including gardener. Tel.: 01865 735318 or email solomonb@onetel.com.

Headington. Beautiful detached fully-furnished family home available for 5 months, Aug.–Dec. 2005 (negotiable) while family takes sabbatical in Australia. Family room, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, cloakroom, study, conservatory, 4/5 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, bathroom, large mature garden, off-street parking. Popular, friendly, quiet street near good schools. Easy access to local shops, hospitals, Oxford Brookes, city centre. Would consider house-swap with Sydney-based family. No smoking. Email: pfr@astro.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 308356.

Central Oxford: Two-bedroom unfurnished house available for rent from mid-Dec. in the heart of the city. £850 p.c.m. Min. 6-month let. E-mail: estates.secretary@jesus.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 (2)79713.

Four-bedroom, spacious family house in sought after village. Six miles to city centre, 4 to John Radcliffe! Ground floor, fitted kitchen, dining room with French doors to patio garden and gate to village green, cloakroom. First floor: sitting room with bay window overlooking green to church, access to bedroom 4/large study, landing to double bedroom with washbasin, bathroom. Second floor: two further double bedrooms, shower room. Main rooms approx. 5m x 4m. £1500 p.m. Contact Ron and Anne Stern on 01865 513453.

Flats to Let

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

Two self-contained 1-bedroom flats overlooking Port Meadow, Wolvercote, Oxford. First immediately available at £600 p.c.m. plus bills. Second available Feb. on second floor of family house at £695 p.c.m. incl. bills (excl. telephone). Convenient for University and Oxford city, with rural surroundings. Parking, cycling and/or bus ride 15 min. to city centre. Suit quiet academic/other professional. References required. Email: wrldco@aol.com.

Light and spacious 2-bedroom furnished flat on the Banbury Road, Central North Oxford. Ideally situated for university, shops and schools. Approximately 3/4 mile from city centre and within easy reach of Summertown. £850 p.c.m. excl. bills. Please contact 01865 553294 or 07876233899 or email jaqueline.dealarcon@psych.ox.ac.uk.

Central Oxford. Modern ground floor maisonette. Newly decorated, new carpets and curtains. Available furnished/unfurnished. Large sitting room with view of canal, fully equipped kitchen, cloakroom, 2 bedrooms with en suite bathrooms, garden overlooking canal. Easy walk station/town centre. £1,000 p.m. Call Alison on 01865 558802.

Accommodation Offered

Comfortable rooms in convenient North Oxford. Only £60 p.w. per person or £95 p.w. for two. Tel. 01865 511657. Email: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

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

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

Academic visitors welcome for short or long stays in friendly home of female academic. The house is located in East Oxford. Walking distance from the centre through the university park. A good sized room with colour TV and microwave, shared kitchen, washing machine, and garden. Ample parking space in front of the house. The owner is usually away during the vacations. Moderate terms. Email: Miriamoxford@yahoo.com.

Double room in Headington available mid-Jan to end June 2005. The flat has g.c.h., secondary glazing, all mod-cons, garage, garden. Warm and spacious. Share with one other (male). Close to transport to city centre and London. £415 incl., except telephone. Sarahjjj@aol.com.

Self-catering Apartments

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

Accommodation Sought

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

Vancouver (Burnaby), B.C. Professor looking for house exchange in Oxford from Aug. 2005–Aug. 2006. Lovely home amongst garden, trees. Ten minutes to shops; 30 min. to Stanley Park, English Bay; 40 min. to Simon Fraser University or University of British Columbia. Five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, music room, sunroom, rec. room, gym, 3 balconies, gazebo. Prefer home/car exchange but will consider renting. Contact: Dr Paul Smith. Email: wittsend@shaw.ca.

Visiting Norwegian professor and his wife seek fully-furnished 2-bedroom flat or house, with parking possibilities, in central Oxford from about 1 March to mid-July. Tel.: 0047 755 82424. Email: Finn.Joergensen@hibo.no.

Holiday Lets

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

Cévennes: Ardèche/Gard/Lozère borders. Two spacious, recently refurbished apartments in stone Cevenol `mas', on the periphery of Mont Lozère National Park. Set at about 1,000 ft, in over 2 acres of mature gardens and trees, the house is on the edge of a very quiet hamlet, near a village with shops. Dramatic mountain scenery, with attractive river-swimming, though Uzes, Nîmes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles, Montpellier, Southern Rhône vineyards, and Gorges du Tarn are all within easy reach. Easy access via TGV or cheap flights. The larger flat has a vine-covered terrace, adjoining modern kitchen, salon, 3 double bedrooms (sleeps 8+), bathroom and 2 shower-rooms. The second, smaller flat has a large living area, shower-room, a cool covered terrace, and two bedrooms (sleeps 4 or 5). Though entirely separate from the larger flat—and available separately—this may be of particular interest to two families who enjoy holidays together but appreciate privacy and independence. Non-smokers only. Full c.h. available for autumn and winter lets. Prices from £245 p.w. Please contact 01527 541360.

Paris apartment available in New Year from 7 Jan. for short or longer stays: delightful 1- bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well-equipped with TV, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Three nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 p.w. or £950 p.c.m. for members of the University. (Non- member rates: £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or email: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

Castle in Tuscany. The Castello di Magona was the residence of Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany. Opposite Elba Island, in the Tuscan Maremma, with its 11 double rooms, it is the ideal place for family and friends reunions, small exclusive meetings, deluxe weddings, degree celebrations. Attractive amenities. Amongst the facilities are a swimming pool and a jacuzzi. www.castellodimagona.it. Email: relais@castellodimagona.it.


Visiting Senior Research Fellowship 2005–6

Jesus College elects a distinguished visitor to a Visiting Senior Research Fellowship each academic year. The fellowship is intended for a scholar who normally works outside Oxford, who is already provided with financial support, and who wishes to pursue academic study and research as a member of an Oxford college. The college has a preference for applicants able to visit for the whole academic year but, in any event, no election will be made for less than one term. The fellow will be a member of the senior common room and will have dining and lunching rights. A small study room will be available free of charge; alternatively, residential accommodation may be available on payment. The college has a mild preference, in alternate years, for a scholar in the Arts and Social Sciences or a scholar in the Sciences (including Mathematics). Such preference for the academic year 2005–6 will be for the Sciences.

Applicants should write to the Principal, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (e-mail: principal@jesus.ox.ac.uk), not later than 18 February 2005, enclosing a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief statement of the programme of work to be pursued, and the names of three referees (one of whom should, preferably, be from within Oxford University). It is the responsibility of applicants to ask their referees to send their references direct to the Principal by the same date.

Visiting Senior Research Fellowship 2005–6

Jesus College elects a distinguished visitor to a Visiting Senior Research Fellowship each academic year. The fellowship is intended for a scholar who normally works outside Oxford, who is already provided with financial support, and who wishes to pursue academic study and research as a member of an Oxford college. The college has a preference for applicants able to visit for the whole academic year but, in any event, no election will be made for less than one term. The fellow will be a member of the senior common room and will have dining and lunching rights. A small study room will be available free of charge; alternatively, residential accommodation may be available on payment. The college has a mild preference, in alternate years, for a scholar in the Arts and Social Sciences or a scholar in the Sciences (including Mathematics). Such preference for the academic year 2005–6 will be for the Sciences.

Applicants should write to the Principal, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (e-mail: principal@jesus.ox.ac.uk), not later than 18 February 2005, enclosing a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a brief statement of the programme of work to be pursued, and the names of three referees (one of whom should, preferably, be from within Oxford University). It is the responsibility of applicants to ask their referees to send their references direct to the Principal by the same date.


Fitzjames Research Fellowship in Inorganic Chemistry

Merton College proposes to elect to a four-year Fitzjames Research Fellowship in Inorganic Chemistry to commence in October 2005. This is a new type of career development post which will provide a promising academic with opportunities to devote a substantial proportion of time to research and to develop skills in teaching and the academic administration of Chemistry and of the wider college. It is expected that the post-holder's research will be conducted within the University's Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory (or Inorganic space in the new Chemistry Research Laboratory). The teaching commitment will be up to six hours per week in full term.

The stipend will be £22,023 per annum, and the fellow will be entitled to meals and accommodation in college (or a housing allowance) and other benefits.

Full details of the post, its conditions, and the application process are set out in the further particulars which can be downloaded from http://www.merton.ox.ac.uk/Vacan cies/index.htm, or, in case of difficulty, may be obtained from the Sub-Warden's Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: lesley.walsh@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk ). The closing date for applications is 28 January.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.


Appointment of part-time Chaplain's Secretary

A suitably experienced person is sought to provide administrative and secretarial assistance to the college Chaplain. The usual range of secretarial and administrative skills are required, including good computer skills and use of English. An ability to use simple desktop publishing and some knowledge of liturgy and church music would be very helpful, but not essential.

The successful candidate will be a confident person, with a mature outlook and a flexible approach to work.

The post is part-time for twenty hours per week during each ten-week term. During college vacations occasional hours only may be needed. The post will be on the university clerical and secretarial scale, grade 3 (salary £13,953–£18,537 per annum, pro rata to the hours worked). The college provides free lunches, but no parking facilities.

Further particulars are available from the college Web site (http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk) or from the College Office (e-mail: college.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk). Applications, including a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to the Academic Administrator by 12 noon on Tuesday, 11 January. Applicants should ask two referees to write by the same date to the Academic Administrator, St John's College, Oxford OX1 1JP. It is hoped that interviews will be held during the week beginning Monday, 17 January.

St John's College is an equal opportunities employer.


Bodossaki Graduate Scholarship in Science

Applications are invited for a Graduate Scholarship established by the Bodossaki Foundation in any field of science, including mathematics, engineering, and medicine (preference will be given to immunology, oncology, and cardiovascular diseases).

Applicants should be Greek citizens under the age of thirty (thirty-five for candidates in medicine). The scholarship is tenable for a period of not more than three years from 1 October 2005. The emoluments, totalling up to £12,500 per annum, cover university and college fees and a grant for maintenance. The successful applicant will be required to read for a higher degree of the University of Oxford (for further information see the University graduate prospectus at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/gsp/).

Further details and application instructions are available from the College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL (e-mail: college.secretary@spc.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent by 15 February 2005. Interviews will be held in Oxford, probably during March.


Note: Candidates are advised to make early contact with the university department in which they wish to undertake research in order to identify a possible supervisor. Scholarship candidates who are short-listed for interview may like to arrange to visit the relevant department at the time of the interviews.


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, whose research is focused on international institutions and developing countries
(http://www.globaleconomicgovernance.org ) and Dr Marc Stears, University Lecturer in Political Theory, who works on globalisation and political theory (http://cpi.politics.ox.ac.uk). The college is committed to support outstanding research and teaching in these areas.

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 2005 for three years. The salary will be on the University's age-related scale for fixed-term fellows (currently £21,640–£27,989 per annum), plus housing and other allowances.

Further particulars and an 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, 21 January. Candidates should request three academic referees to send references to the Senior Tutor by the same date.


Professorship of Sociology

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Sociology invites applications for this professorship, from persons whose work falls within the general field of sociology, to take up appointment on 1 October 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TT (e-mail: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application should be sent, together with details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, a publications list, and form PD18 (available from http://www.admin.cam.ac. uk/offices/personnel/forms/pd18), with details of two referees, so as to reach him no later than 31 January.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor John Thompson (e-mail: jbt1000@cam.ac.uk).


Lectureship in International Law

The Centre of International Studies and Robinson College, Cambridge, invite applications for a joint Lectureship in International Law with effect from 1 October 2005. Candidates must be able to offer International Law at graduate level and one or two subjects for the undergraduate Law Tripos, details of which can be found at http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/courses. The ability to offer EU Law would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will become a Fellow and Lecturer at Robinson College and hold a half-time University Lectureship in the Centre of International Studies; s/he may also be affiliated with the Law Faculty. The post, which is on the university's lecturer scale, is funded for a maximum of five years and is open to both men and women. The university and college are equal opportunities employers.

Further details and application forms can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Senior Tutor, Robinson College, Cambridge CB3 9AN (or by e-mail: ejl24@cam.ac.uk), to whom application forms should be sent no later than Friday, 14 January.


Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology (Lady Wallis Budge Fund)

The governing body of Christ's College invites applications for a Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology supported by the Lady Wallis Budge Fund.

Candidates should have recently completed, or be shortly about to complete, research for the Ph.D. or an equivalent degree. The fellowship may be held for a period not exceeding four years which may be split by a period, or periods, of intermission (unpaid) not exceeding two years in duration, to enable the holder to pursue research away from Cambridge.

The stipend of a Junior Research Fellow on appointment is currently £12,237 (without a doctorate) or £15,107 (with a doctorate), rising after three years by two increments to £14,065 (without a doctorate) or to £17,207 (with a doctorate), but financial support from other sources is taken into account in determining the initial stipend. Membership of USS is available. The Research Fellow is entitled to the use of a room free of charge and to seven free meals a week. Fellows living out of college will receive a non-pensionable supplement of £1,705 (without a doctorate) or £3,655 (with a doctorate). Grants towards some travel and research expenses may also be paid.

Application forms and further details are available on the college Web site (http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/ researchfellowships), and may also be requested from Mrs Sandra Nowottny, Master's Assistant, Christ's College, Cambridge CB2 3BU (e-mail: scn23@cam.ac.uk). A completed application form, together with a full curriculum vitae, a statement of about 500 words, describing the candidate's current and proposed research, and the names and addresses of two referees who may be approached by the college should reach the Mrs Nowottny no later than Friday, 11 February. Envelopes should be marked `Wallis Budge Fellowship'. Short-listed candidates will be asked to submit a significant piece of written work relevant to their application and may be invited for interview. Late applications cannot be accepted.


Spalding Trust Visiting Fellowship in Comparative Religion

The governing body of Clare Hall proposes to elect a stipendiary Visiting Fellow in Comparative Religion for a period of one year from 1 October 2005 or an agreed date thereafter. There are no restrictions on age, sex, or previous standing for this fellowship, except that those who have previously held college visiting fellowships or research fellowships in Oxford or Cambridge are not eligible.

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday 21 December

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

Wednesday 22 December

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

Friday 24 December

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 4 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION: Main Library and Modern Languages Faculty Library closed (reopen 4 January).

Tuesday 4 January

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

Wednesday 5 January

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

Friday 7 January

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

Tuesday 11 January

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

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

Wednesday 12 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing research projects', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

Friday 14 January

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