Oxford University Gazette: 16 October 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4672: 16 October 2003

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 supplement was published with this Gazette:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Oration, 2003


Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations on 16 October 2003, to come into effect on 31 October 2003.

(a) Election of the Professor of Poetry

In Council Regulations 8 of 2002, made by Council on 26 June 2002, delete paragraph 2 and substitute: `2. The election to fill a vacancy, other than a casual vacancy, in the office of Professor of Poetry shall take place not later than the term before the vacancy will arise; in the case of a casual vacancy in the office of either the Chancellor or the Professor of Poetry, the election shall take place as soon as may be after the occurrence of the vacancy (subject to the provisions of regulation 1 above).' [This change allows the election of the Professor of Poetry to take place earlier to aid the smooth running of the election. It makes no change to arrangements for the election of the Chancellor.]

(b) Museum of the History of Science

[Council Regulations 5 of 2003, made by Council on 16 October 2003: see Regulations attached to Statute (2), in Gazette of 27 June 2003]


Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following change in regulations on 16 October 2003, to come into effect on 31 October 2003.

KS Scholarship in Chinese Art

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 609, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert new § 197 as follows:

`§ 197 KS Scholarship in Chinese Art

1. The KS Scholarship in Chinese Art will be awarded to a candidate undertaking study for a graduate degree at the University in any field of Chinese Art History, with a preference for Chinese painting.

2. The Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies shall be the board of management for the fund, and shall determine the value of the scholarship and the terms on which it is awarded. Any unspent income which is not re-invested or carried forward for use in subsequent years may be applied at the discretion of the board of management in some other way consistent with the promotion of the study of Chinese Art.

3. During the lifetime of the benefactor, the University undertakes to notify the benefactor of the name and research field of the successful candidate.

4. Regulation 2 above may be amended by Council.' [This regulation establishes the KS Scholarship in Chinese Art in the Faculty of Oriental Studies. Endowed by an anonymous donor it will be used to support those studying for a graduate degree at the University in Chinese Art History, particularly Chinese painting.]


1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Statutes

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Statutes (1) concerning the scope of disciplinary legislation, and changes to student ill-health procedures, and (2) concerning the governance of the Museum of the History of Science approved.

2 Declaration of approval of Resolution authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

The the University be authorised to expend, from that part of the Higher Studies Fund known as Bodleian Fund B, a sum of up to £40,000 as a contribution towards the cost of purchasing a collection of manuscripts, among which are the papers of Edward Grigg, first Baron Altrincham.

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

  • CONGREGATION 21 October
    • Notice of cancellation
    • *Approval of nomination of `external' members of the Council of the University
  • * Note on procedures in Congregation
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies



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



The Court of Summary Jurisdiction and the Disciplinary Court consider complaints of a disciplinary nature made by the Proctors against student members. The members of each court are listed below for information. Hearings are conducted by the relevant Chairman or Vice-Chairman sitting with two ordinary members.

Court of Summary Jurisdiction


P. Clarke, Jesus College 
(Chairman)                                     MT 2005

A. Briggs, St Edmund Hall 
(Vice-Chairman)                                MT 2005

A. Kennedy, Lady Margaret Hall 
(Vice-Chairman)                                MT 2005

Dr J. Black, Wolfson College                   MT 2005

Dr N. Bowles, St Anne's 
College                                        MT 2005

Dr P. Daley, Jesus College                     MT 2005

Dr S. Dopson, Templeton 
College                                        MT 2005

Professor E. Fallaize, 
St John's College                              MT 2005

Dr R. Goodman, 
St Antony's College                            MT 2005

Dr T. Kemp, 
St John's College                              MT 2005

Dr B. Thompson, 
Somerville College                             MT 2005

Dr S. Wollenberg, 
Lady Margaret Hall                             MT 2006

Clerk: M. Todd, Council Secretariat


Disciplinary Court


His Honour Judge P. Clark 
(Chairman)                                     MT 2004

His Honour Judge Q. Campbell 
(Vice-Chairman)                                MT 2004

Dr J. Garnett, 
Wadham College                                 MT 2004

J. Innes, Somerville College                   MT 2004

The Revd Dr J. Maltby, 
Corpus Christi College                         MT 2004

Professor R. Mayou, 
Nuffield College                               MT 2004

Dr H. O'Donoghue, 
Linacre College                                MT 2005

Clerk: M. Todd, Council Secretariat


Visitatorial Board Panel

The Visitatorial Board considers serious disciplinary matters concerning academic and academic related staff referred to it by the Vice-Chancellor. The panel for each hearing comprises a chairman and four members. The Chairman is appointed by the High Steward, and the panel is drawn by lot from the membership listed below.


Professor D.J. Womersley, 
St Catherine's College                         MT 2006

Dr J.F. Iles, 
St Hugh's College                              MT 2006

Dr J.A. Black, 
Wolfson College                                MT 2004

Dr P.A. Bulloch, 
Balliol College                                MT 2004

Professor R.G. Hood, 
All Souls College                              MT 2004

Dr F.M. Heal, 
Jesus College                                  MT 2007

Professor L.N. Johnson, 
Corpus Christi College                         MT 2007

Dr J.S. Rowett, 
Warden of Rhodes House                         MT 2007

Dr T.T. Liu, 
Wadham College                                 MT 2005

Professor A.S. Burrows, 
St Hugh's College                              MT 2005

Dr G.A. Stoy, 
Lady Margaret Hall                             MT 2005


Third call for `expressions of interest'

Oxford University Library Services is establishing the Oxford Digital Library (ODL) as a key component of the academic services for the University. During the first five years the ODL plans to enrich OULS collections with a significant set of digital resources, based on a robust and sustainable digital library architecture. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a generous grant to the University to fund the essential infrastructure of the ODL (equipment and staff) and to support a range of digital projects based on core research material from libraries within the University. The grant is administered through a Development Fund, managed by the Oxford Digital Library in collaboration with an editorial board, comprising scholars and librarians from within and outside Oxford. This is the third call for expressions of interest, for which a total of £65,000 is expected to be available. This call invites project proposals from scholars in partnership with libraries in the University. It aims to promote scholarly effort with relevance to research and teaching by digitising, delivering, and enhancing major library holdings within the University. In addition to major projects, it is hoped to encourage a number of small-scale pilot projects focusing on new digital technologies or special conversion requirements. Expressions of interest should be submitted by 12 December, by completing the appropriate form on the ODL Web site (http://www.odl.ox.ac.uk/cfp). Further information on the Development Fund and the Oxford Digital Library can be found on the ODL Web site at http://www.odl.ox.ac.uk. Specific enquiries may be directed to the Head of the Oxford Digital Library, Michael Popham (e-mail: Michael.popham@sers.ox.ac.uk).


The Family Policy Library will be opened at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 October, in Barnett House, 32 Wellington Square. The collection was formerly the library of the Family Policy Studies Centre, which closed in 2001. It has been acquired by the Department of Social Policy and Social Work, and its large collection of material on families and family policy is currently being reorganised and reclassified. It is intended to make the collection more widely available in due course, but access will be restricted to postgraduate level and above, and will be by appointment. Members of the University with an interest in the work of the Centre for Family Law and Policy are invited to attend the opening of the Family Policy Library.


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).



Face the Music II: Handel and his Contemporaries (an exhibition of Faculty of Music portraits)

This ongoing project of the Bate Collection and the Faculty of Music offers the public a rare glimpse into the collections held by the faculty, and a chance to see them alongside contemporary items from the Collection including instruments by makers such as Harris, Stanesby, and Bressan, and the instruments seen in the Zoffany portrait of the Sharp Family, on loan to the Collection. It is also an opportunity to showcase the faculty's recent conservation successes.

Monday, 20 October, Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Ensemble ISIS with guest composer Brian Elias: 4.30 p.m., Ensemble ISIS Composers' Workshop for mixed Ensemble; 7.30 p.m., `Composer Speaks'. Free of charge and open to the public.

Wednesday, 22 October, 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: OpUS! Community Workshop I---General workshop techniques for the wider community. Open to University members only.

Friday, 24 October, 10.30 a.m.--12 noon and 2--4 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral: Betts Foundation Organ Masterclass with Kevin Bowyer: `Twentieth-century Organ Music'. Free of charge and open to the public.

Saturday, 25 October, Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Faculty of Music: Viol Workshop—a one-day workshop for complete beginners, designed as an introduction to the history, repertoire, and playing technique, with tutor Cathie Miserandino. For further information and to book contact the Bate Collection (Oxford (2)76139, after 2 p.m., weekdays).

Wednesday, 29 October, Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Oxford Philomusica Orchestral Apprenticeship Auditions. All students of the Faculty of Music are invited to apply for the Oxford Philomusica Orchestral Apprenticeship Awards. For further details e-mail Tamsin.paling@music.ox.ac.uk.

Monday, 3 November, 4.30 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Extended Composers' Workshop with Dr Saxton. There will be a drinks reception during this extended workshop to welcome new composers and provide an opportunity to meet the Ensemble a discuss future plans. Free of charge and open to the public.

Tuesday, 4 November, 1–1.45 p.m., Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Faculty of Music: `Music and Instruments for the Crimean War, 1854--6': Producing authentic background music for television documentaries. An illustrated talk with Andy Lamb. No booking necessary. Free of charge and open to the public.

Wednesday, 5 November, 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Piano Masterclass with Marios Papadopoulos. To feature Oxford University pianists. Interested applicants should see the events notice board for further information. Free of charge and open to the public.

Saturday, 8 November, 10.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m., and 2--4 p.m., Harris Manchester College Chapel: Betts Foundation Organ Masterclass With David Goode. The organ works of Reger, and other nineteenth-century German organ symphonists.

Monday, 10 November, 12 noon--2 p.m., Magdalen College Auditorium: A Lunchtime Workshop with James Bowman and Canzona. The Masterclass is free of charge and open to students of the University (singers and instrumentalists). Students who are interested in taking part in the Masterclass should contact Dr Skinner at Magdalen college (telephone: Oxford (2)76119, e-mail:david.skinner@magd.ox.ac.uk).

Tuesday, 11 November, Magdalen College Auditorium: Canzona, with James Bowman: a programme of sacred vocal music and instrumental items by Buxtehude, Geist, Franck, and Bernhard: 2.30--4.30 p.m., Open Rehearsal; 7.30 p.m., Pre-concert talk given by Professor Reinhard Strohm; 8 p.m., concert (tickets £15/£8 student concessions on the door). Tickets can be reserved by contacting Dr Skinner on Oxford (2)76119 (e-mail: davd.skinner@magd.ox.ac.uk).

Wednesday, 12 November, 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: OpUS! Community Workshop II—further tips and tools on how to lead a music workshop. Open to University members only.

Thursday, 13 November, 11 a.m.--1 p.m. (location to be announced): Oxford Philomusica—Workshop for Composers, Conductors, and Performers. Open to the public and free of charge.

Tuesday, 18 November, 8 p.m., Holywell Music Room: The Allegri Quartet I: Haydn, The Lark; Bartók, Second String Quartet; Beethoven, String Quartet in F, op. 135. Tickets £10/£5 from In Oxford Shop, 12 Golden Cross Walk, The Covered Market, Oxford OX1 2EU (telephone: Oxford 248774) and on the door. [

Note: the second concert in this series, to be given in the Ashmolean Museum on 19 November, is sold out.]

Friday, 21 November, 1 p.m., Holywell Music Room: The Allegri Quartet III: Mozart, Oboe quartet in F major and String quintet in C major. With Benjamin Skipp and Harriet Mesher. Tickets £5/£3 from In Oxford Shop, 12 Golden Cross Walk, The Covered Market, Oxford OX1 2EU (telephone: Oxford 248774) and on the door.

Saturday, 22 November, Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Faculty of Music: a Bate Collection open day and concert for St Cecilia. There will be various activities, including performances and hands-on music sessions to celebrate this special day in the musical calendar. For further information telephone Oxford (2)76139.

Saturday, 22 November, 10 a.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Oxford Philomusica Violin Masterclass with Maurice Hassons (free of charge and open to the public). Students interested in performing should contact Tamsin Paling on Oxford (2)76125 or e-mail: Tamsin.paling@music.ox.ac.uk.

Wednesday, 26 November, 2 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: OpUS! Community Workshop III---Running Dalcroze based music sessions for the under-fives. Open to University members only.

Friday, 28 November, 4 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Public lecture by British Academy Visiting Fellow and Librarian, Dr David Hunter (the University of Texas at Austin): `Bragging on Rinaldo: ten ways writers have trumpeted Handel's coming to Britain'. Free of charge and open to the public.

Monday, 1 December 3 p.m., Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music: Public Lecture by Dr Philippe Vendrix (Centre d'Etudes Supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours): `The ricercar project of Renaissance music at the CESR, Tours'. Free of charge and open to the public.

Tuesday, 2 December, 1--1.45 p.m., Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, Faculty of Music: music, mulled wine, and mince pies, and Christmas shopping at the Bate Collection. No booking necessary. For further information telephone Oxford (2)76139.


Careers Advice Service for Contract Research Staff

This service, provided by the University Careers Service at 56 Banbury Road, aims to encourage and enable academic-related research staff, employed directly by the University on fixed-term contracts (contract research staff), to make and implement well-informed decisions about their careers by:
* providing impartial, professional, careers advice
* supporting them in recognising and developing the attributes necessary for successful career development
* enabling them to appreciate and explore the range of opportunities available
* assisting them to clarify their values, interests, abilities and skills and to relate these to possible career options
* providing access to a wide variety of careers information and resources to facilitate the formulation and implementation of career plans The service operates flexibly in an attempt to cater for individual personal needs, whether researchers are:
* generally uncertain about the career options open to them
* considering reviewing or changing their career direction
* thinking about finding a new job in academia, commerce, industry, the public sector, or becoming self-employed, etc.
* requiring practical advice on CV design, job search, or interview/selection techniques

Following registration with the Service (which is free) individual researchers have access to up to four, confidential, one-to-one meetings with a careers adviser to help clarify personal and career objectives and to identify the main career options open to them. They may also drop-in to see the Duty Adviser at the Careers Service to help resolve brief queries and make use of the wide range of careers resources in the well resourced Information Room, including the Prospects Planner computerised careers guidance system. Psychometric ability testing and personality type profiling for career development purposes (using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) can also be arranged on an ad hoc basis. In addition, two one-day career development workshops, designed specifically for contract research staff who are looking to review their career options or to brush up on their job search and interview skills, are run at various times throughout the year, and researchers also have access to activities in the student `What's On' term programme of careers talks, short skills sessions and other events. Full details of the service (including how to register and book confidential career discussions) can be found on www.careers.ox.ac.uk. To reserve a place on any of the career development workshops or seminars/briefings below (which are run in conjunction with the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning), contact the IAUL (telephone: Oxford (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk).

Career Development Workshops

The following workshops, provided as part of the Careers Advice Service for Contract Research Staff, supplement the individual careers guidance and information provisions available.

Career Review and Planning for Contract Research Staff

Friday, 23 January 2004, 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Week 1, HT) 
Tuesday, 9 March 2004, 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Week 8, HT) 
Friday, 23 April 2004, 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Week 0, TT) 
Tuesday, 15 June 2004, 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Week 8, TT)

This workshop has been designed specifically for academic-related contract research staff employed by the University. It is particularly suitable for researchers, at any stage in their career, who are starting to consider what their future options might be. It will provide participants with the opportunity to step back and reflect on their careers in the context of their personal experience and factors in the academic research and wider employment environment. Through a combination of short individual exercises and small (informal) group discussions participants will be encouraged to explore the key aspects of effective career decision making. This will include reviewing motivations and transferable skills and considering factors affecting job mobility. By the end of the day each participant should be in a position to further their career objectives by beginning development of a realistic personal career plan. Previous participants have often built on this workshop by using one-to-one career discussions to develop and focus their ideas and to access further resources regarding particular career options. There will usually also be the opportunity to explore the wide range of careers resources available for use by contract research staff at the Careers Service.

Job Search and Interview Skills for Contract Research Staff

Friday, 12 December 2003, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m. (Week 9, MT) 
Friday, 6 February 2004, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m. (Week 3, HT) 
Wednesday, 17 March 2004, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m. (Week 9, HT) 
Tuesday, 18 May 2004, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m. (Week 4, TT) 
Friday, 2 July 2004, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m. (Vacation)

This workshop has been designed specifically for academic-related contract research staff employed by the University and is particularly suitable for those who are considering, or seeking, alternative employment and wish to brush up on the practicalities involved. While more emphasis is given to finding employment outside academic research, those intending to apply for posts in academia may also find the programme useful. An An interactive day, it will explore the skills and techniques used in searching for jobs effectively, finding sources of job information, utilising networking techniques, writing appropriate CVs, and covering letters. Emphasis will be given to understanding the processes which UK employers are increasingly using to select staff and the importance of tailoring applications and approaches accordingly. Participants will also explore the skills and attributes required for effective performance at interview: preparation, self-presentation and how to deal with typical interview questions, etc. Where possible, supportive practice in applying interview techniques will normally form part of the day and there will usually be the opportunity to explore the wide range of careers resources available for use by contract research staff at the Careers Service. Previous participants have often built on this workshop by using one-to-one career discussions, to review intended applications and to practice for interviews.

Note: the content of the above workshops may be varied in the light of feedback and other workshops may be added in due course.

Induction Seminars for New Contract Researchers

Friday, 17 October 2003, 12.30–2 p.m. (Week 0, MT)

Friday, 9 January 2004, 12.30--2 p.m. (Vacation) 
Monday, 12 January 2004, 3.30–5 p.m. (Week O, HT)

Monday, 10 May 2004, 12.30--2 p.m. (Week 3, TT) 
Friday, 14 May 2004, 12.30--2 p.m. (Week 3, TT)

This seminar for researchers, in their first year or so of employment with the University, will provide an introduction to the career and professional development opportunities available for contract research staff at the University. It will also give an overview of the developing national and local context of research work and clarify contractual issues related to being a contract researcher, including the Fixed Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 and the University's expiry of fixed term contracts procedures. Staff from Oxford University Careers Service and the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning will facilitate the session and it is hoped that it will assist researchers in considering and planning, from an early stage in their careers, what professional and career development resources they might wish to access. The seminar will be held on the dates shown above (venues will vary).

Briefings for research supervisors, group leaders and administrators

Thursday, 29 April 2004, 12.30--2 p.m. (Week 1, TT) 
Friday, 7 May 2004, 12.30--2 p.m. (Week 2, TT)

This short briefing session is designed to enable those with supervisory or managerial responsibility for University employed contract research staff to become up to date with developments relating to contract research staff and how best to support their professional and career development. It will provide an overview of the key issues arising from recent reports and initiatives at both national and local level, such as SET for Success (Sir Gareth Roberts' report), as well as clarification of the implications of the Fixed Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002. Information about the professional development opportunities provided by the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning for researchers and the careers advice service offered by Oxford University Careers Service will also be given. The The briefing will be held on the dates shown above (venues will be varied).



GRAHAM PETER GIBBS (B.SC. City), Professor and Director of the Centre for Higher Education Practice, Open University, has been appointed to the directorship with effect from 1 January 2004.


The Medical Sciences Board has assigned the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine to D.A. WARRELL, MA, D.SC., DM, Fellow of St Cross College and Professor of Tropical Medicine and Infectious Diseases, for a period of one year from 1 October 2003 or until such time as a substantive appointment is made to the Nuffield Professorship of Medicine.


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


                                          Appointed by

The Warden of Keble                       Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Warden of All Souls                   ex officio
Professor Dr M. Bergmann                  Council
Professor R. Ling                         Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                          Humanities Board
Professor R.R.R. Smith                    Humanities Board
Dr S. Walker                              Humanities Board
Dr C. Gosden                              Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Dr J.M. Adams                             All Souls 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).


Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature

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

Subject: `Shakespeare and Anthony Munday.'

Chichele Professor of the History of War

Amended notice

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

Subject: `The meaning of strategy: historical reflections.'

Note: the lecture will be given on 4 December, and not, as previously announced, on 3 November.


SIR PAUL NURSE will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets are not required.

Subject: `The great ideas of biology.'


SIR TIM RICE will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 November, and Thursday, 27 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. All members of the University are welcome to attend.


Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR A. VIALA and DR K. TUNSTALL will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 October, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Subject: `Racine and Greek tragedy.'


Oxford Seminars in Cartography

H. TORRENS, Keele, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the School of Geography and the Environment. Further details may be obtained by e-mailing nam@bodley.ox.ac.uk, or by telephoning Oxford (2)87119. Further seminars in this series will be held in Hilary Term and Trinity Term.

Subject: `William Smith (1769–1839) and the cartography of geology.'

Southern Africa Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.45 p.m. on Fridays in the Staff Common Room, the School of Geography and the Environment.

Convener: Dr Anthony Lemon. PROFESSOR W. BEINART
17 Oct.: `Land reform in South Africa: some history, and an argument against communalisation.'

24 Oct.: `Tensions and contradictions in Durban's water provision.'

31 Oct.: `Reconfiguring Johannesburg: from apartheid to twenty-first-century city.'

PROFESSOR R. FOX, Rhodes University
7 Nov.: `Understanding the land question in South Africa.'

14 Nov.: `The politics of land in Zimbabwe.'

DR D. POTTS, King's College, London
21 Nov.: `Counter-urbanisation in the Zambian copper- belt?'

DR R. GIBB, Plymouth
28 Nov.: `The Southern African Customs Union in the post- apartheid period.'

5 Dec.: `Emerging post-apartheid development–environment discourses, policy, and practices in South Africa.'


Palaeobiology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Conveners: Dr M. Sutton, Department of Earth Sciences, and Dr G. Taylor, Department of Zoology. PROFESSOR D. SIVETER, Leicester
16 Oct.: `Making the Earth move: fossil sex in invertebrates.'

DR P. SMITH, Birmingham
30 Oct.: `Early vertebrates: phylogeny meets plate tectonics.'

DR D. MARTILL, Portsmouth
13 Nov.: `Thermogliders of the Cretaceous.'

27 Nov.: `The palaeontology of insect flight.'


Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: Professor Sherrington and Professor Silk. PROFESSOR J.J. MONAGHAN, Monash
24 Oct.: `Magnetic fields, star formation, and toy star dynamics.'

31 Oct.: `The universe at high energy: new wonders and long- standing questions.'

14 Nov.: `Liquids, solids, and elastic heresy in between—is there a 2½th state of matter?'

21 Nov.: `Cosmology and local physics.'

(Dennis Sciama Memorial Lecture) PROFESSOR J.D. FARMER, Santa Fe Institute
28 Nov.: `What physics can say about economics: the surprising effectiveness of statistical mechanics in financial markets.'

Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

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

Convener: Dr S. Sarkar. A. CASAS, CSIC, Madrid
24 Oct.: `Large mixing angles for neutrinos from infra-red fixed points.'

21 Nov.: `Quark masses, hyperfine interaction, and pentaquarks.'

A. DEDES, IPPP, Durham
5 Dec.: `Phenomenology of the R-parity violating minimal supergravity model.'

Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, the Department of Physics. Details of the 17 October seminar are not available at the time of going to press.

Convener: Dr S. Sarkar. PROFESSOR W. UNRUH, UBC Vancouver
31 Oct.: `Sonic (and other) analogues to black holes.'

14 Nov.: `Conformal mappings and 2D statistical mechanics.'

28 Nov.: `From wetting to filling and back again: wedge covariance and non-local interfacial models.'


Department of Experimental Psychology

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C113), the Department of Experimental Psychology. DR E. PROCYK, INSERM, Lyon
21 Oct.: `Neurophysiology of executive functions—studies of monkey anterior cingulate and dorsolateral prefrontal cortices during a problem- solving task.'

28 Oct.: `Where and when matters in visual motion perception.'

4 Nov.: `The perception of intonation contours: cross-language effects.'

G. KUHN, Sussex
11 Nov.: `The art of magic—it's all in the mind.'

PROFESSOR R. COTTERILL, Danish Technical University
18 Nov.: `Evolution, cognition, consciousness, intelligence, and creativity.'

25 Nov.: `How writing systems do and do not make a difference for reading.'

2 Dec.: `Minority games: theory and experiments.'

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. DR M. TIMMERS, Utrecht
23 Oct., Old Lecture Theatre: `Dynamics in RNA polymerase II transcription.'

6 Nov.: `Immunosurveillance of the body's surfaces by unconventional T cells.'

DR N. BROCKDORFF, Imperial College, London
7 Nov., 12 noon: `X inactivation—a model for understanding epigenetic control of the genome.'

13 Nov.: `Proteomics and dynamic changes in the cell nucleus.'

27 Nov.: `Damage to replicating DNA of mammalian cells.'

Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, the Churchill Hospital. R. TAYOLR, Newcastle
21 Oct.: `What do you do with your food?'

28 Oct.: `Optical and electrophysiological methods to study insulin secretion.'

4 Nov.: `Congenital adrenal hyperplasia—and now for the long term.'

F. GRIBBLE, Cambridge
11 Nov.: `Signalling mechanisms underlying GLP-1 release.'

18 Nov.: `Genetics of type 2 diabetes: from QTL statistical estimates to QTN function.'

I. MACDONALD, Nottingham
25 Nov.: `Metabolic effects of weight loss—what is the evidence?'

T. FRAYLING, University of Exeter
2 Dec.: `The glucokinase gene: a prime suspect, guilty on two counts.'

9 Dec.: `Mechanisms of vascular dysfunction in diabetes.'


Genetic testing: the ethical, economic, social, and legal implications

The following lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics. Further details may be obtained from Jane Kaye (e-mail: jane.kaye@ethox.ox.ac.uk). DR A. TOWSE, Director, Office of Health Economics
22 Oct.: `The health economics of genetic testing.'

PROFESSOR J. MCKAY, Genetics Unit, North East Thames Clinical Genetic Service, Great Ormond Street Hospital
29 Oct.: `Genetic testing for cancer.'

5 Nov.: `Everyday concepts of inheritance: old ideas and contemporary vocabularies.'

PROFESSOR A. CLARKE, University of Wales College of Medicine
12 Nov.: `Genetic testing of children: principles or evidence?'

DR G. LAURIE, Edinburgh
19 Nov.: `Genetic discrimination and legal intervention: should the law make a special case of genetics?'

PROFESSOR T. MARTEAU, United Medical and Dental Schools, Guy's and St Thomas's Hospitals
26 Nov.: `Foretelling death and disease: the psychological impact of genetic risk information.'

PROFESSOR P. MCKEIGUE, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
3 Dec.: To be announced.


Russian Graduate Seminar: Translations

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Ground-Floor Lecture Theatre, 47 Wellington Square.

Conveners: Dr Philip Bullock and Dr Julie Curtis. 16 Oct.: Welcoming meeting. A. LIVINGSTONE, Essex
30 Oct.: `Translating Tsvetaeva.'

13 Nov.: `Translating Platonov.'

27 Nov.: `Translating Mandel'shtam.'

Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution. After the presentation of Mr Wood's paper on 4 November, there will be an opportunity to meet Professor Edwin Williamson, who takes up his post as King Alfonso XIII Professor of Spanish on 1 November. At the meeting on 11 November, new graduates will introduce themselves and their work.

Conveners: Professor R.W. Fiddian and Dr J. Rattray. PROFESSOR M. DONAPETRY, Pomona College, Claremont, California
21 Oct.: `Y tu madre patria también: el cuerpo de la mujer española en "Y tu mamá también" de Alfonso Cuarón.'

4 Nov.: `Falling snow: some literary and filmic antecedents of an image in the novels of Javier Marías.'

PROFESSOR E. KRISTAL, California, Los Angeles
18 Nov., Room 2: `The fault is not in our stars... responsibility in the political novels of Mario Vargas Llosa.'

(Public lecture) DR RATTRAY
25 Nov.: `Angel Planells: a surrealist painter turned poet.'

Italian Sub-faculty: research seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church.

Convener: Dr F. Tandello, Christ Church. 21 Oct.: Welcome session for new postgraduates: staff and current D.Phil. students introduce themselves and their research projects. F. D'INTINO, Urbino and Birmingham
28 Oct.: `Elogio della voce. Leopardi e la scrittura (in)felice.'

18 Nov.: `Quando il verso sfiora la prosa: la poesia del romanzo in versi di Attilio Bertolucci.'

2 Dec.: the speakers will introduce their book Image and Word. Reflections on art and literature from the Middle Ages to the present (Oxford: Legenda, EHRC, 2003).

Other Italian events

Fri. 31 Oct.: `Romano Bilenchi, 1943--2003: a 60 anni dalla Resistenza'. One-day conference on Romano Bilenchi, Summer Common Room, Magdalen College, 9.45 a.m.–6 p.m. Further details may be obtained from Professor M. McLaughlin, Magdalen (e-mail: martin.mclaughlin@magdalen.ox.ac.uk). Fri. 5--6 Dec.: `Il Romanzo Italiano Contemporaneo: la Lingua e le Tecniche', a conference organised by the School of Arts and Humanities, Oxford Brookes University. Further information may be obtained from the Arts and Humanities Office, Oxford Brookes (telephone: Oxford 483720, e-mail: romanzo_cont@yahoo.co.uk).


Seminar in late medieval and Renaissance music

These seminars, a forum for work-in-progress, will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in All Souls College. S. BARRETT, Cambridge
16 Oct.: `Singing Boethius in the early Middle Ages.'

M. EVERIST, Southampton
30 Oct.: `The emergence of polyphonic song.'

13 Nov.: ` "Trespasser measure": Machaut's metrical technique.'

K. VAN ORDEN, Berkeley and CESR, Tours
27 Nov.: `Print culture and the chanson in sixteenth-century Europe.'


Seminar on Jewish History and Literature in the Graeco-Roman Period

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Wolfson College.

Convener: Dr J. Kirkpatrick. S. TURNER
21 Oct.: `The eschatological adversary and the return of Enoch and Elijah: the formation of a tradition.'

28 Oct.: `Targum lamentations and the tradition of mourning for Zion in the post-70 period.'

4 Nov.: `Syriac, Jewish, and other lunar calendars in the Late Antique Near East: a cross-cultural approach.'

PROFESSOR J. MAGNESS, North Carolina at Chapel Hill
11 Nov.: `Heaven on Earth: Helios and the Zodiac Cycle in ancient Palestinian synagogues.'

DR J. MCLAREN, Australian Catholic University
18 Nov.: To be announced. T. EDWARDS
25 Nov.: `Targum Tehillim in relation to rabbinic tradition: a creative partner or dependent child?'

DR S. PEARCE, Southampton
2 Dec.: `The monsters of Egypt: Philo on the animal cults of Egypt.'


PROFESSOR G. KREISEL will give a talk at 10 a.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Lecture Room, the Philosophy Centre.

Convener: Dr D. Isaacson.

Subject: `Wittgenstein's popularity: problems for some (of the committed), opportunities for others (among the rest of us).'


PROFESSOR MARSHALL GOLDMAN, Associate Director, the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Monday, 20 October, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr Carol Scott Leonard.

Subject: `The piratisation of Russia: Russian reform goes awry.'

BONNIE HONIG, Northwestern University, will lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in Seminar Room A, the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Convener: Dr Adam Swift.

Subject: `Bound by law? Alien rights, administrative discretion, and the politics of technicality: lessons from Louis Post and the first Red Scare.'

Are Labour's constitutional changes working?

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College. This notice replaces previous announcements.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, Dr Christopher Brooke, and Mr Daniel Butt. S. CARR, The Independent
20 Oct.: `The role of the parliamentary sketch-writer.'

27 Oct.: `The case for and against a Supreme Court.'

JOHN SCARLETT, Chairman, Joint Intelligence Committee
3 Nov., the Auditorium: `The public accountability of the intelligence services.'

10 Nov.: `What changes in the EU constitution would be an improvement?'

17 Nov.: `Can Welsh executive devolution last?'

24 Nov.: `The constitution and the party system.'


Conference: Oxford as a Centre for Publishing

This one-day conference, to be held on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Saïd Business School, will bring together industry leaders, and others working in publishing, with those involved in regional economic and cultural development to discuss the issues and opportunities for the sector in this region. Keynote speakers will set the scene and consider the future of publishing in Oxfordshire. Panel sessions will consider European and international links with publishing in Oxfordshire; e-publishing issues; and skills and recruitment. The conference fee is £120 (student rate £25—limited places available for full-time students only). Further information may be obtained from Liz Gresham, Saïd Business School (e-mail: liz.gresham@sbs.ox.ac.uk).


Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

Conveners: E. Süli and J. Scott (RAL). PROFESSOR A. STUART, Warwick
16 Oct.: `Fitting stochastic models to partially observed dynamics.'

23 Oct.: `Computation of highly oscillatory problems made easy.'

30 Oct.: `Preconditioning for 3-d sedimentary basin simulations.'

6 Nov., at RAL: `Robust numerical methods for computer aided process plant design.'

13 Nov., at RAL: `Multiphysics modelling in FEMLAB.'

DR J. PENA, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
20 Nov.: `Conditioning in optimisation and variational analysis.'

27 Nov.: `Jacobians and Hessians are scarcely matrices!' DR N. PETRINIC
4 Dec.: `Recent developments in numerical simulation of failure in metals subjected to impact loading.'


The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: Professor A. Ashworth. R. ALLEN, Director, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation
22 Oct.: `Rethinking crime and punishment.'

L. SEBBA, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
5 Nov.: `The response to international crimes: punishment, compensation, or restorative justice?'

19 Nov.: `Prisoners and human rights in comparative perspective.'

B. STANKO, Royal Holloway, London
3 Dec.: `Between the Home Office, PSAs, and a real place: a critical reflection on government targets and doing criminal justice.'


Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Teaching Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. Enquiries may be directed to Jo Hazell, Research Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)84093, e- mail: joanne.hazell@edstud.ox.ac.uk). PROFESSOR J. FURLONG
20 Oct.: `British educational research: has it come of age?'

27 Oct.: `Mentoring: problems in formalising an informal practice?'

3 Nov.: `International benchmarks for quality and equity in educational performance.'

10 Nov.: To be announced. DR C. TAYLOR, Cardiff
17 Nov.: `Hierarchies of school choice: ten years on?'

24 Nov.: `Tracking children at risk of SEN through the early years: longitudinal research to inform policy.'


PROFESSOR LOUIS BRENNER, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 October, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `How the medium can affect the message: the case of Muslim schooling in Mali.'


Hume–Rothery Memorial Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS will deliver the Hume–Rothery Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 October, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science. The lecture is supported by the Oxford Materials Society. A buffet supper will be held after the lecture in the common room of the Holder Building. Bookings should be made with Ms H. Fishman, Department of Materials (telephone: Oxford (2)73737, e-mail: harriet.fishman@materials.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Phase separation in polymer blends in real and reciprocal spaces.'


International Gender Studies Centre

Fieldwork and fieldnotes revisited: the local in a globalised world

Amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Blackhall Room, Queen Elizabeth House. This notice replaces previous announcements.

Conveners: Dr Janette Davies and Dr Zoe Morrison. PROFESSOR R. FRANKENBERG, Keele
16 Oct.: `Cymring out: witnessing the fight for gender space in the 1950s Welsh marches.'

23 Oct.: `What's new under the sun? Rural Mallorca in the twenty-first century.'

30 Oct.: `Growing up in Mukhayyamjii: boyhood in a Palestinian refugee camp in Jordan.'

DR H. MONTGOMERY, Open University
6 Nov.: `Rethinking child prostitution.'

13 Nov.: `Can you call this fieldwork? September in Italy.'

20 Nov.: `Community conserved areas and governance in East Africa.'

27 Nov.: `Revisiting sequestered Gypsy narratives.'

4 Dec.: `Locating field and identity in an asylum context.'



DR CLIVE HAMILTON, Australian National University, and Director, the Australia Institute, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 22 October, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: Professor A. Offer.

Subject: `Growth fetishism and the construction of identity under consumer capitalism.'


Nuffield Political Science Series

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Clay Room, Nuffield College.

Conveners: Geoffrey Evans, Iain McLean, and Christopher Wlezien. R. JOHNSTON, Bristol
14 Nov.: `When you vote, does it matter where you live?'

M. GABEL, Kentucky
21 Nov.: `Off the record: unrecorded legislative votes, selection bias, and roll-call voting analysis.'

L. BARTELS, Princeton
Tue. 25 Nov., Rothermere American Institute: `Economic inequality and political representation.'

(Seminar series: `Money and politics in the USA') M. FRANKLIN
28 Nov.: `The generational basis of turnout decline in established democracies.'

5 Dec.: `When doves cry: leadership tenure and unreciprocated co-operation.'


Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

THE RT. HON. PETER MANDELSON, MP, will deliver the Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The meeting will be chaired by Lord Plant. The subject of the lecture will be announced later.


Intellectual Property in the New Millennium

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.

Conveners: Professor D. Vaver and Dr C. Greenhalgh. PROFESSOR S. GHOSH, Buffalo
28 Oct.: `Copyright as privatisation.'

4 Nov.: `Should freelancers be allowed to keep their copyrights in the digital era?'

11 Nov.: `Arbitration and intellectual property law.'

PROFESSOR G. DWORKIN, King's College, London
18 Nov.: `Unfair competition: is the common law in need of a Loose Cannon?'

DR G. DUTFIELD, Queen Mary Intellectual Property Institute
25 Nov.: `Harmonising patent law? A lesson from the nineteenth-century dyestuff industry.'

2 Dec.: `The unpatentability of medical diagnostic methods: a promise and its perils.'


Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR F.G.B. MILLAR, Emeritus Professor of Ancient History, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Two Roman revolutions.'


Lives in action, word, and image

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College. Further details may be obtained from Philip Carter (e-mail: philip.carter@oup.com). PROFESSOR F. DRIVER, Royal Holloway, London
Tue. 21 Oct.: `The active life: the explorer as subject.'

Wed. 5 Nov.: `The truth about letters and diaries.'

DR P. FUNNELL, National Portrait Gallery
Thur. 20 Nov.: `Portraiture and biography.'


The following lectures will be given in the Examination Schools. PROFESSOR A. GIDDENS, formerly Director, the LSE
Mon. 20 Oct., 5 p.m.: `The twilight of Tony Blair?'

S. KILEY, Dispatches reporter, Channel Four, and formerly Middle East Correspondent, The Times
Tue. 28 Oct., 5.30: `Shame on us—our generation's genocide.'


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The Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund invites applications from members of the University for grants towards the costs of research in economic history. Applications will be considered from undergraduates, graduate students, and members of academic staff, and may related to research into the economic history of any period or country. Applicants should (a) provide sufficient information about the general nature of their research to establish that it falls within the field of economic history; and (b) specify the precise nature and cost of the expenditure for which a grant is requested. They should also give the name of one referee who might be consulted by the committee. It is intended by the committee that grants should normally be made for sums of up to £250, though this may on occasion be exceeded. Retrospective grants will be made only in exceptional circumstances. The committee will consider applications twice in each year. The closing date for the first round is Monday of the third week of Hilary Term, and for the second round Monday of the third week of Trinity Term. Applications should be sent to Mrs E.A. Macallister, Secretary of the Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.


The Soudavar Fund provides small grants to assist students from Iran who are studying for a degree at the University of Oxford and who are facing financial difficulty. The value of each grant is usually between £500 and £2,500. Application forms can be obtained from the Student Funding and International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70134). Applications should be submitted by 9 December 2003.


With the approval of the relevant divisional board, the following appointment has been made for the period stated.

Humanities Division



Medieval and Modern Languages

Corrigendum ROCÍO MARTÍNEZ ESPADA (MA York). In Spanish. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2004.

Note: this replaces the notice relating to the name erroneously printed as `Rocia Martínez Espada' in the Gazette of 2 October (p. 69).


20 November 2003

Notice is hereby given that a by-election will be held on 20 November 2003 to fill the following vacancy:

English Language and Literature
(official member)

Resigning member: Professor P.H. Strohm Term of office: Michaelmas Term 2003 for one year Nominations in writing by two electors will be received by the Head Clerk, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 27 October, and by six electors up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 3 November. There is no special form but, in addition to the signatures of nominators, nominations must state, in block capitals, the name and initials, and college (or, if no college, the department) of (1) each person nominated, and (2) each nominator. In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical notice of each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 13 November, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of the electorate as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head Clerk not later than 4 p.m. on 20 November).


Christ Church

HAROLD GREENLEAVES, 9 September 2003; commoner 1923; Founding Master, Bryanston School. Aged 99.

Christ Church and Queen's College

ROBERT NORMAN WILLIAM BLAKE, THE RT. HON. LORD BLAKE OF BRAYDESTON, 21 September 2003; Member of Governing Body and Official Student, Christ Church, 1947–68, Censor 1950–5, Honorary Student from 1977, Campaign Patron; Provost, Queen's College, 1968–87; Pro-Vice-Chancellor 1971–87; Trustee, British Museum, 1978–88; Chairman, Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, 1982–9; Rhodes Trustee 1983–7; High Steward of Westminster Abbey, 1989–9. Aged 86.

Corpus Christi College

RICHARD GEOFFREY BLAKE, 13 September 2003; scholar 1965–72. Aged 57.

St Hilda's College

ROSALYN TURECK, HON. D.MUS. (HON D.MUS. Roosevelt, Chicago, Colby, Maine, Wilson, Pennsylvania), 17 July 2003; Visiting Fellow 1974, Honorary Fellow 1974–2003.

St Hilda's College and St Hugh's College

KATHLEEN VAUGHAN WILKES, MA (MA, PH.D. Princeton, HON.DR. Zagreb), 21 August 2003; scholar, St Hugh's College, 1964–9; Fellow and Tutor in Philosopy, St Hilda's College, 1973–2003.


Christ Church

A Memorial Service for THE RT REVD FRANK WESTON, formerly Archdeacon of Oxford, Canon Residentiary of Christ Church, and Emeritus Student of Christ Church, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 18 October, in Christ Church Cathedral.

Queen's College

A Memorial Service for DR GEOFFREY MARSHALL, formerly Fellow, Provost, and Honorary Fellow, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 25 October, in the chapel, Queen's College.

St Hilda's College

A Memorial Service for KATHLEEN VAUGHAN WILKES, MA, formerly Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 22 November, in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. Tea will be served in the Dining Hall, St Hilda's College, after the service.


All Souls College

A Commemoration of SIR BERNARD ARTHUR OWEN WILLIAMS, MA, FBA, will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Saturday, 17 January, in the Codrington Library, All Souls College.


Friday, 31 October, 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre: Elgar, Dream of Gerontius. Margaret McDonald, mezzo-soprano; William Kendall, tenor; Timothy Mirfin, baritone; James Burton, conductor. Oxford Philomusica Orchestra, Schola Cantorum, Aylesbury Choral Society. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Box Office: 01865 305305, book online at: www.oxfordphil.com.
Live @ Modern Art Oxford, Thursday 30 October, 5.45 p.m. Hosted by Oxford Contemporary Music, members of Ensemble ISIS will present a short programme of works by Oxford Composers. So, beat the traffic, relax over a drink with friends, and take in some of the freshest new music before taking in the best international art in Oxford–and still get home by 7.30! The café and gallery will stay open until 7.30 p.m. and are free to visit (except 13 Nov.). £2 (under-10s free). Call 01865 813800 (Tues–Sun., 12 noon–4 p.m.) or on the door.


Stained Glass and Sculpture by Martin Smith: an exhibition at Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford, 19–31 Oct. Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m. subject to college commitments. Visitors are advised to ring the college lodge (01865 274100) beforehand.

St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Oxford Authors: 23 Oct., Life-shifting–a new way of living?, Roger Twigger; 30 Oct., Chiaroscuro: the illusion of Light and Dark, Jan Mark; 6 Nov., The Highs, Lows, Terrors and Rewards of Writing, Angela Huth; 13 Nov., Truth is no stranger to fiction, Linda Proud; 20 Nov., Fascinating Sinners, Patricia Hall; 27 Nov., Cruelty in crime fiction, Jane Jakeman; 4 Dec., An Alternative Oxford, Philip Pullman. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church at 12.3 0 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: http://www.st-giles-church.org.

Memorial Service

A memorial service for Professor Bernard Williams (Emeritus Professor of the Philosophy Faculty and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford) will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 25 October in King's College Chapel, Cambridge.

Emmaus Oxford

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

Lady Margaret Hall Events

Book Launch for the reprint of prize-winning novel Another Country, written by Helen Heroys while she was an undergraduate at LMH in the 1920s; 17 Oct., 5.45–7 p.m., LMH, Talbot Hall. Contact: Angela Gustafsson, 01865 274362 or e-mail: development@lmh.ox.ac.uk.
BBC Radio 4 Any Questions? is broadcast live from LMH's Dining Hall, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, with panellists from politics, public life, the arts, business and education including Germaine Greer, Peter Hitchens, and Francis Maude. What questions will you pose? 7 Nov., LMH Dining Hall. Audience arrives 6.45–7.15 p.m. Programme begins 8 p.m. Entrance by ticket only. Contact: Angela Gustafsson, 01865 274362 or e-mail: development@lmh.ox.ac.uk.

Summer Fields School

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

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands, and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wed. 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday, except for 2 weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0-4 years) meet every Friday in term from 10-15 a.m. to 12 midday. Other term time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group, and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks and garden trips. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday from the equipment room. Visit our Web site: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

Museum Volunteers Wanted

Every Sunday afternoon the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers Museum hold 'Free, family friendly activities'. These activities include explorer backpacks, sorting boxes, and trails devised by education staff. The afternoons are run by a team of volunteers. We are looking for new volunteers to work with our established team. We welcome whatever level of commitment you can give! For more information please contact Janet Stott, Education Officer at the University Museum on 01865 (2)82451 or e-mail: janet.stott@oum.ox.ac.uk.

The Ecco Shop

Situated in Oxford City Centre, the Ecco shop in New Inn Hall Street offers you the best selection of comfortable yet fashionable footwear for everyday wear. Ecco is a Danish company specialising in designing shoes for active people. Have you tried them yet? To receive a money-off voucher and Autumn brochure call 01865 427885 please quote gazette10. Web site: www.ecco-shoes.co.uk.

Books Bought and Sold

Woodstock Bookshop, 3 Market Sq., Woodstock. Tel.: 01993 811005. Mark Wratten, Secondhand books, literature, literary criticism, drama, some philosophy, religion, history of art and other. Open 7 days, 10.30 a.m.–5 p.m. but advise ring to check.
Books Bought: 01865 727928–we buy any quantity of books, from single items of importance to entire libraries on history and the humanities. Unsworth's Booksellers (ABA). Shops at 15 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ and 12 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QA. Open every day. E-mail: books@unsworths.com. Web site: www.unsworths.com.

Periodicals Bought and Sold

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

Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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

Services Offered

Building/decorating: general property maintenance, repairs, decorating, shelving, light building work undertaken. Excellent references. Phone: Anthony on 01865 762576.
Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.
Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

Domestic Services

Barnett House crèche: a few places are still available for the coming academic year in this small, home-based, Ofsted-approved crèche in North Oxford. Barnett House creche was founded in association with the University's Department of Sociology, and accepts children from 6 months to 4 years, offering either full time or part time care. The crèche cares for only 6 children per session (with 2 qualified staff) making it ideal for those who seek childcare that is personal and non-institutional in character, and actively encourages the development of early learning skills. Enquiries to Ms Ferguson on 01865 552366 or visit our Web site at: http://www.barnetthousecreche.co.uk.
Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

Tuition Wanted

Hebrew–Biblical (pronunciation/reading). Prefer weekends 1 to 2 hrs. Please contact: madelaine.beck@pathology.ox.ac.uk.

Tuition Offered

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) LRAM., near Kidlington, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 331147
Flute tuition evenings and weekends. Former professional 17 years experience. Beginners to diploma level. Please contact: Jane Rogers. Tel.: 01865 274777 (work), 01367 870417 (eve).

Situations Vacant

Magdalen College School require a Registrar to commence 1 April 2004. To be directly responsible to the Master for admissions at this successful and prestigious independent day school. Letter of application, including full CV and details of 2 referees, to be sent to the Master, Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ. Full details of the position may be obtained from the Master's PA. Tel.: 01865 242191. Closing date 5 Nov.
University of Oxford: Museum of the History of Science. Part-time Gallery Invigilator. Ancillary Grade T01: £9,916–£10,693 pro rata; 20 hours 50 minutes per week. We are looking for a reliable, observant and friendly person to fill the post of Gallery Invigilator. Hours of work are 11.55 a.m. to 4.05 p.m., Tues. to Sat. There may also be opportunities for extra work on Sundays. Further particulars are available from the Museum Administrator, Margaret Hauser. Tel.: 01865 277280. To apply for the post please send a CV, with the names and contact details of 2 referees, to Margaret Hauser, Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ. E-mail: margaret.hauser@mhs.ox.ac.uk, by Fri., 24 Oct.
Experienced audiotypists in transcribing needed for interviews for interesting project–DIPEX (www.dipex.org)–of personal experiences of health and illness. If you are interested, please contact: info@dipex.org or tel.: 01865 226672.

Short Term Let

Smart 2-/3-bedroom house, recently renovated. Open-plan ground floor; 2 bathrooms (+ power showers); fully furnished, well equipped. Available Jan. to July 2004. Just south of Folly Bridge, 10/15 minutes' walk to city centre. Near Christ Church Meadows and Hinksey Park. Convenient for university departments and colleges. Suitable for visiting professional/academic couple. £850 p.c.m. inc. utility bills. Tel.: 01865 204604. E- mail: georgina.bordewich@devoff.ox.ac.uk.

Houses to Let

Grandpont, 15 minutes' walk south of city centre: imaginatively remodelled Victorian house; large double bedroom; large second bedroom/studio facing south; luxury bathroom with power shower; spacious open-plan ground floor; fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher; south facing rear garden; NTL broadband installed. £875 p.c.m. Unusual and inviting, ideal for a professional couple. Sorry no smokers, children or pets. Available 1 Nov. Call 01865 721297, fax: 01865 247070. E-mail: wendy@oxwise.co.uk.
Newly refurbished terrace house in Jericho in quiet street, 10 minutes' centre: 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms (1 en suite); study; sitting/dining rooms; fully equipped kitchen; laundry/WC. Secluded garden. Available Jan.–Mar. 2004. Contact: joellemann@onetel.net.uk or 01865 511105.
trong>North Oxford : un-/part-furnished, 2-bedroom modern house in quiet location. Garden, garage, off-street parking. Updated kitchen and bathroom; 5 minutes' walk from bus route direct to city centre. No smokers, pets please. Available end Oct. £795 p.c.m. Contact: peterjonathanclarke@hotmail.com after 19 Oct.
Bright, spacious, detached 4-bedroom house (2 double, 2 single) in charming Littlemore Village. Oxford centre approx. 3 miles. Gas c.h.; fully furnished; large garden and forecourt; double garage, 6 car off-road parking. Available Oct. £1,500 p.c.m., gardener and heating service contract included. Tel.: 07909 905294. E-mail: kbg@freezone.co.uk.
Fully furnished, 3-bedroom terrace house. Gas c.h.; close to Brookes University and hospitals, Headington. Rent £800 p.m. Available from 1 Jan., to 31 March 2004. Tel.: 01865 764394.
Charming cottage, Westcott Barton, 14 miles north west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of village (bus to Oxford or drive to Charlbury Station for train). Attractively furnished and well equipped; 2 bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, wood burning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden, garage. Available Oct. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.
North Oxford 2 new bright, fully and tastefully furnished family houses with a choice of 2 bedrooms plus study or 4 bedrooms, master bedrooms with cen suite\, family bathroom, cloakroom lounge/diner, kitchen/breakfast, small landscaped garden, private parking available for the academic year. Best suited to professionals and visiting academics seeking excellent standard accommodation in a good residential location just north of Summertown parade with easy access to the centre of Oxford, University and hospital departments. Rents from £1,075 and £1,250 p.c.m. (short term option negotiable). Tel.: 01865 516144, fax: 01865 437996.
28 Nov.–1 Jan.: 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.
Huge 4-bedroom house with integrated garage in Headington; adjacent to Nuffield and Churchill Hospitals; walk to John Radcliffe. Furnished with separate dining, lounge and sitting rooms. New kitchen, appliances and c.h. Internet wired. Large garden and forecourt. Available Nov. £2,000 p.c.m. Suit professional family. Contact: harvey@highstream.net.
Detached 3/4 bedroom house off Iffley and Cowley Roads. Quiet neighbourhood. Walk to shopping centre and bus routes. Clean and fully furnished, c.h., washer/drier. Front garden, separate garage and off-street parking. Responsible family or professionals preferred. £1, 200 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 762236.
Waterways, central north Oxford: selection of brand new luxury 4-/5- bedroom, and 3-bathroom houses in prestigious location. Master bedroom with spacious en suite; family bathroom with separate shower. Landscaped garden, some with conservatory. Elegantly furnished. Secure parking, some with own garage. High quality appliances and fittings. All properties owned, let and managed by Chase. No tenant administration fess charged. Immediately available. Tel.: Chase-the property people-01865 516060 or 07808 477850.
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

Iffley village: superb, quiet, newly refurbished 1-bedroom flat in annex to large house. Views over private garden with large trees. Parking available. Close to buses, 10 minutes' to city centre. £875 p.c.m. inc. cleaning and all services, excl. telephone. Tel.: 01865 715594.
Woodstock Road: modern, 1-bedroom flat, quiet location; c.h.; security entrance; lockup garage. Rent £695 p.c.m. No students but would suit visiting academic. Tel.: 01865 316266 or 01865 426410.
Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms: 2 furnished ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.
Studio flat in quiet location near centre of Chipping Norton. Kitchen/living room, separate bathroom and bedroom. Easy parking, 3 miles Kingham Station. £425 p.c.m. E-mail: john@chippie1.demon.co.uk.
Two room furnished apartment (with own bathroom and shared kitchen) in quiet country house south of Oxford. Good access to bus routes and Didcot station. Use of garden, swimming pool. Tel.: 01235 848356.

Self-Catering Accommodation

OxfordShortlets offers high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay (holiday) lets from 1 week to 3 or 4 weeks even up to 4 or 5 months, and more if required. 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, re-location purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. Self-catering accommodation in Oxford is made easy with OxfordShortlets. Web site: www.OxfordShortlets.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 376772, fax: 01865 371911.

Accommodation Offered

Room to let in very comfortable family farmhouse in pretty rural setting 10 minutes' drive from north Oxford and 5 minutes from M40. Long or short term let. Would particularly suit personable, post-graduate/young professional who might be away most weekends. Use of facilities incl. garden/washing machine. Off-road parking. Room £65 p.w. incl. Reference and 2 weeks' advance payment would be required. Tel.: 01869 350034 or 07831 718231.
Keep Your Independence with Support: very sheltered accommodation for elderly people near central Oxford. All rooms en suite, lovely garden, good transport links, friendly and supportive staff and volunteers, 24-hour alarm system. For more details contact: The Administrator, The Abbeyfield Oxford Society, Brian Lewis House, 80 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AW. Tel.: 01865 790439. E-mail: brianlewis@ukonline.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.
Study/bedroom to let in converted barn in Abingdon town centre, sharing with 1 other. On bus route to Oxford, convenient for local amenities. Would suit graduate student, researcher. £325 p.c.m. incl. bills. Tel.: 0797 367 9562.
Oxford B & B: attractive, quiet and convenient home from home. Per night, single £38, double £50. Weekly rate less 20%. Monthly rates negotiable. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com
Let Finders Keepers award winning North Oxford office make you at home in Oxfordshire. Over thirty years experience, a dedicated 24-hour management service and a comprehensive marketing profile ensure Finders Keepers ' reputation for making renting a pleasure is endorsed by both landlords and tenants. Whether you are looking for a short term sabbatical base in the city or a more permanent home we have a range of quality properties to match your requirements. With a dedicated team of property managers, letting negotiators, and an interior design and buildings division we offer landlords sage advice on all aspects of the residential market, providing security in the knowledge that your home is in skilled and capable hands. For further information on availability and landlord services please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.
Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. Short stay (up to 6 weeks). £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

Accommodation Sought

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

Holiday Lets

Traditional Tarn farmhouse in 7 hectares, sleeps 6/8; 2 bathrooms; recently modernised to high standard; private location a mile from thriving village with shops, restaurants etc; open fireplaces; oil c.h.; fully furnished; satellite TV; hard tennis court and heated pool, games room with table tennis, snooker; 45 minutes' Toulouse airport, in Gaillac, Cordes, Albi triangle. Available to let until Easter 2004. £650 p.c.m. Contact: mike.simler@wanadoo.fr, or tel. Judith on 01993 878793 or 01865 281577.
Southwest France, between Albi and Cordes, farmhouse with 6 acres, swimming pool. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, large kitchen, sleeps 8. Several airports within easy reach. Available 30 Aug. onwards. Call Barry Simpson on 01608 810818 or see http://web.onetel.net.uk~sally_simpson/Batut.htm for details.
Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1- bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well-equipped with television, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Available from late July, 3 nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 per week or £950 per month for members of the university. (Non-member rates are £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

Flats for Sale

Ground-floor flat, top of Divinity Road: 2 double bedrooms; kitchen; spacious lounge/diner (16ft 4inches x 14ft); bathroom; separate WC; communal gardens, and parking. Gas c.h. Minutes walk to shops, hospitals, Brookes, buses direct to London, airports, station and city centre. No chain. £190,000. E-mail: heather.young@psychiatry.ox.ac.uk.
North Oxford : sunny ground-floor flat with own patio and direct access to secluded communal garden. Sitting room with galley kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, lobby. Managed by Wyndham Housing Association for aided, independent living; 60 the lowest age limit. £64,950. Call 01865 516102 between 8 a.m–12 noon/6–10 p.m. for information and viewing.


The Medical Research Council and the University invite applications from world-class clinical or non-clinical scientists, whose field of expertise relates to cancer and radiation biology, for a new Professorship of Radiation Biology and to succeed Professor Dudley Goodhead on his retirement as Director of the MRC's Radiation and Genome Stability Unit (RAGSU).

The appointee will hold a professorship of the University and be honorary Director of the MRC Unit.

The Unit currently provides a unique, multidisciplinary environment to conduct research primarily focused on the understanding of fundamental biological processes, particularly of DNA damage and response pathways that can affect the stability of the genome. While the majority of the Unit's studies have relevance to induced cancer, there now exists an opportunity to incorporate direct studies of radiation-induced cancer into the overall programme. The Unit is located on the Harwell campus, near Oxford, alongside the MRC Mammalian Genetics Unit, and nearby to the new synchrotron radiation source (DIAMOND) and the MRC Mary Lyon Centre. The campus provides an excellent research environment and state-of-the-art facilities for modern programmes in radiobiology and cell biology.

The post-holder will also have laboratory and office facilities in Oxford, within a University of Oxford department, in the Division of Medical Sciences. The University has major strengths in cancer-related research and the division regards this area as a key strategic priority for further development. A non-stipendiary fellowship at Wolfson College is attached to the post.

Applicants may contact Dr Kevin Young at Ray & Berndtson to discuss their interests in strict confidence (e-mail: kevin.young@odgers.com).

Further details, including details of how to apply, are available from /fp/"> http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/. The closing date is 17 November.


Industrial Research Fellowships (two one-year posts)

The Oxford Enterprise Fellowships programme is designed to enable academic innovation to be converted into commercial reality. The Programme has recently appointed eight fellows and would like to appoint two more to start in January 2004. Aspiring entrepreneurs with drive and vision are sought.

The new fellows will be science researchers whose work has excellent potential for commercialisation. The fellows will be provided with practical business training and mentoring to help them to develop their idea into a real business. Candidates are normally expected to have three years of postgraduate experience. Applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain the further written details (including detailed information about the application procedure) from Louise Ingram (telephone: Oxford (2)83700, e-mail: louise.ingram@begbroke.ox.ac.uk).

The posts will be on the Begbroke Science Park/Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division grade D31--RS1A (salary £18,265-£27,339).

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, a clear statement of the intellectual property situation, a two- to three-page summary of the business proposition, and the names and addresses of three referees, must reach Dr Elen Humphreys, Begbroke Science Park, Sandy Lane, Yarnton, Oxfordshire OX5 1PF, by 18 November (e-mail: elen.humphreys@begbroke.ox.ac.uk).


Research Assistantship in African Studies

Applications are invited for a twelve-month fixed-term Research Assistantship in African Studies. The post, funded from an ESRC research grant, will commence in January 2004, or as soon as possible thereafter, and will be held under the Committee for Area and Development Studies in the Social Sciences Division. The stipend will be on the research staff 1B scale. It is expected that an appointment will be made at a point no higher than £21,125 (on a scale £18,265--£23,296---currently under review).

The appointee will work under the direction of Dr David Anderson on a programme of research relating to drugs in Africa, and will undertake limited teaching duties in African Studies.

Further particulars may be obtained from Mrs D. Preston at the e-mail address given below, or via the Oxford home page, http://www.ox.ac.uk.

Applicants should send four copies of their curriculum vitae, including a covering letter and the names, addresses, and e-mail addresses of three referees. (Overseas applicants may send one copy.)

E-mail applications may be sent to Dawn Preston (e-mail: dawn.preston@admin.ox.ac.uk). The closing date is Monday, 3 November. Short-listed candidates will be invited for interview between 17 and 21 November.


Research Assistantship/Fellowship

The Oxford Institute of Ageing is seeking to appoint a pre-doctoral or postdoctoral Research Assistant/Fellow for a period of twelve months, to commence as soon as is feasible. The institute is looking to appoint at the lower end of the salary scale.

The Oxford Institute of Ageing is a multidisciplinary research institute interested in the societal implications of population ageing. Researchers are drawn from the disciplines of sociology, demography, economics, anthropology, psychology, law, history, geography, and political science. It also maintains good links with researchers in the biological and medical sciences.

Applications are invited from individuals interested in working with national and international survey material on questions concerning the consequences of demographic ageing. Research experience, or a background, in quantitative analytical methods in relation to large data bases in the fields of demography, economics, social policy or sociology would be an advantage. The appointee will work under the direction of Dr George W. Leeson and in collaboration with other colleagues in the group.

The post will be on the research staff grade 1A scale (salary £18,265-- £27,339---under review).

Informal enquiries should be directed to Dr Leeson (e-mail: george.leeson@ageing.ox.ac.uk). Further particulars are available from the Administrator (e-mail: administrator.ageing@ox.ac.uk), from http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk, or from the address below. Applications should comprise a curriculum vitae and a list of publications, together with the names, addresses, telephone, fax and e-mail details of three referees. Applications should be faxed to Oxford (2)86171, e-mailed to the Administrator (e-mail: administrator@ageing.ox.ac.uk), or posted to the Oxford Institute of Ageing, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, Oxford OX1 1PS. The reference number CY030013 should be quoted in all communications concerning this post.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 31 October. Interviews will take place in Oxford on Tuesday, 11 November.

Research Assistantship (Part-time)

The Oxford Institute of Ageing is seeking to appoint a part-time Research Assistant to work on a three-year project looking at the long-term policy implications of population ageing. The post will be 20 per cent (0.2 fte) and will commence in January 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. The institute is looking to appoint at the lower end of the salary scale.

The Oxford Institute of Ageing is a multidisciplinary research institute interested in the societal implications of population ageing. Researchers are drawn from the disciplines of sociology, demography, economics, anthropology, psychology, law, history, geography, and political science. It also maintains good links with researchers in the biological and medical sciences.

The Research Assistant will help with literature searching, the analysis of documentary material, and general administration for the project. The post will be on the research staff grade 1A scale (salary £18,265--£27,339---under review).

Candidates should have a first degree in a relevant social science, some research experience, and the ability to work on their own and keep to deadlines.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Kenneth Howse (e-mail: kenneth.howse@ageing.ox.ac.uk). Further particulars are available from the Administrator (e-mail: administrator.ageing@ox.ac.uk), from http://www.ageing.ox.ac.uk, or from the address below. Applications should comprise a curriculum vitae together with the names, addresses, telephone, fax and e-mail details of three referees. Applications should be faxed to Oxford (2)86171, e-mailed to the Administrator (e-mail: administrator@ageing.ox.ac.uk), or posted to the Institute of Ageing, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, Oxford OX1 1PS. Reference CY03012 should be quoted in all communications concerning this post.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 31 October. Interviews will take place in Oxford on Tuesday, 11 November.


Appointment of Development Officer (Annual Fund and Legacies)

Balliol College is looking for a talented, highly motivated, and professional colleague to join its well-established Development Office. The post-holder will be responsible for building on the success of the college's Annual Fund, by planning and implementing several different campaigns each year, including direct mail approaches, telephone campaigns, and volunteer-led `class giving'. In addition, he or she will develop an imaginative and sensitive programme to encourage alumni to make bequests to Balliol, and to maintain good relations with those who have already done so.

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills, drive, and be outstanding communicators both in writing and in person. Creative ability, attention to detail, integrity, and a passion to help the college are essential. The post-holder will need to be a team player, highly organised, used to working with complex databases, educated to graduate level, and ideally will possess a recognised qualification in direct marketing or a related area of fund-raising. This is a new post, at a senior level, reporting to the Development Director. Starting salary will be £30,000 and successful candidates can join the USS pension scheme.

Application packs may be obtained from Alastair James, Development Director, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ (telephone: Oxford (2)77691, e- mail: alastair.james@balliol.ox.ac.uk, Web site: http://www.balliol.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 31 October.


Appointment of Warden's Secretary

Due to retirement, applications are invited for the position of Secretary to the Warden. In addition to the general day-to-day running of the Warden's office, the Warden's Secretary is responsible for the servicing of several committees, the administration of the fellowship, and in collaboration with the Academic Tutor, arrangements for college lectures and seminars, and occasional meetings of research fellows.

The successful candidate will have the relevant educational, secretarial and IT skills and be capable of working independently with attention to detail, tact and discretion. Previous experience within the University will be helpful, but not essential. The post is full-time and some evening work is required by prior arrangement, with time off in lieu. The post will be on clerical grade V of the university salary scale.

Further details can be obtained from Jan Dean (telephone: Oxford (2)74775, e-mail: jan.dean@green.ox.ac.uk). A formal letter of application, including a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be sent to the Warden, Green College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HG. Referees will not be approached without first seeking the applicant's permission. The closing date for applications is Friday, 24 October.


Junior Research Fellowships

Jesus College proposes to elect two Junior Research Fellowships, tenable for three years from 1 October 2004. The posts are open to men or women intending to pursue research in
(a) any field of Music;
(b) any field of Biological/Medical Sciences. The fellowship carries a stipend of £18,265 per annum in the first year. In addition, the fellow will be entitled to free rooms and meals in college.

Further information on both fellowships may be obtained from the Jesus College Web site, http://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk/notices, or from the Principal's Secretary, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW, who should receive applications by 14 November. It is the responsibility of applicants to ask their referees (three are required) to send their references direct to the Principal's Secretary by the same date.


Tutorial Fellowship and University Lecturership (CUF) in Modern History

Lady Margaret Hall and the University invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the above post, starting 1 October 2004 or sooner, if possible. The college and the University seek a specialist in nineteenth- and twentieth-century European (including British) history, and have a strong preference for someone whose research interests focus on modern Spanish or modern Italian history. Candidates will be considered for the post on the basis of the selection criteria outlined in the further particulars.

The further particulars and method of application are available from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA (telephone: Oxford (2)74321, e-mail: senior.tutor.secretary@lmh.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Monday, 10 November. Interviews are expected to be held in late November or early December.


Stipendiary Lecturership in Modern History

Applications are invited for a Stipendiary Lecturership in Early Modern British and European History. The vacancy arises because of the freezing for two terms of the outgoing fellow's CUF Lecturership. The appointment is therefore from 1 January 2004 until 31 July 2004.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach an average of five hours a week, including assisting with occasional college class teaching in the main and joint History schools. The salary will be at the rate of £7,186 per annum (pay award pending).

Further particulars and application forms are available from the Academic Administrator, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone: Oxford (2)70982, e-mail: linda.given@mansfield.ox.ac.uk), to whom five copies of applications should be sent. Applicants should provide a letter of application supported by a full curriculum vitae. The closing date for applications is Friday, 7 November. Applicants should ensure that two academic references are sent to the Academic Administrator by that date. Interviews are expected to take place in the week beginning Monday, 17 November. Any prospective applicants wishing to discuss details of the post should contact Dr Zoe Waxman (e-mail: zoe.waxman@mansfield.ox.ac.uk).

Mansfield College is an equal opportunities employer.


Postgraduate Studies in the Social Sciences

The college welcomes applications from candidates for research or postgraduate study in economics, politics and international relations, and sociology, all broadly conceived. Interdisciplinary applications are very welcome, as are applications from students with substantial social science interests in other fields. Applicants are advised to consult the Nuffield Web site, http://www.nuff.ox.ac.uk, for further information on the interests of the college fellows.

The college offers a small number of studentships of varying amounts and duration, open to both UK and overseas students applying to Nuffield for a place.

Nuffield is a postgraduate college within the University of Oxford, with about twenty-nine students admitted each year. An extensive programme of lectures and seminars is available. The college offers an active research environment, with a number of distinguished academic visitors from many countries in residence, an outstanding social science library and strong IT support, which is available to students; it also provides single offices for the whole period as a full-time student.

The closing date for applications to the college is 9 January 2004.

Nuffield has its own application process in addition to that of the University. Prospectuses and application forms are available on the college Web site or from the College Secretary, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF (e-mail: admissions@nuf.ox.ac.uk).

The college is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity. The college exists to promote excellence in social science research and graduate education.


Keeley Visiting Fellowship

Wadham College proposes to elect a distinguished visitor to Oxford to a Visiting Fellowship for all or part of the academic year 2004--5. The fellowship, which is for a scholar who will already have full financial support, is intended to provide the visitor with a social base where he or she can meet academics with a broader range of interests than might otherwise be likely within a single faculty or department. Nominations are invited from faculties or departments, and from individual senior members of the University.

The Visiting Fellow will be a member of the college's senior common room and will be entitled to lunch and dinner free of charge at common table. Some secretarial help will be available from the Fellows' Secretary, and a small allowance will be available for certain academic expenses. Accommodation is not provided. The fellowship is open to persons undertaking academic research in any subject.

Nominations should be sent to the Warden's Secretary before 9 January 2004. These should include curriculum vitae, a list of key publications, and a brief statement by the candidate of the work to be pursued in Oxford. This should be supported by a letter of recommendation from the nominator and by two other references from outside Oxford. Candidates should please ask their referees to send their references direct to the Warden's Secretary by the same date. The college expects to make an election on 10 March 2004.


Non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships 2004 in Clinical and Non-clinical Siences

The college proposes to elect up to six non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellows in Clinical and Non-Clinical Sciences, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, without limitation of subject, for two years in the first instance from 1 January 2004. These fellowships carry common table rights (up to £30 a week for meals in Hall) and are open to both men and women. Preference will be given to candidates who have not already held a Junior Research Fellowship at another college.

Non-clinical science candidates. In the non-clinical sciences, candidates must hold a doctorate by the commencement of the fellowship (1 January 2004) and no more than three years should have elapsed since receipt of a doctorate.

Exceptions will be made only for candidates whose postdoctoral academic career has been interrupted by, for example, childbirth, family commitments, illness or compulsory military service. A statement giving reasons why an exception should be considered in their case must be included with the application.

Clinically qualified science candidates. Clinically qualified science candidates should have completed no more than four years fulltime research by 1 January 2004. Clinically qualified candidates with outstanding research records are encouraged to apply. Both laboratory and clinical research will be considered.

Renewal. Junior Research Fellows may apply for renewal of their fellowship for a further final two years. Renewal, which is not automatic and is subject to approval by the governing body, is considered on the basis of satisfactory progress in your research, normally submission of a doctoral (or equivalent) thesis by those not holding a doctorate at the time of election, evidence of adequate funding for the further term, and, of course, your good standing in the college. Those clinically qualified candidates who do not hold a doctorate will be expected to have complete one within the first two years of the fellowship in order to apply for renewal.

Funding. This is a non-stipendiary position and candidates are asked to demonstrate their financial independence by reference to evidence of their funding. Where funds are applied for but not confirmed, any offer will be conditional on provision of proof of funding before taking up the post.

Applications, typed or clearly printed, including a completed application form (see below), a curriculum vitae, and the names of three referees, should be sent to the President's Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD, by 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 November. Candidates should also include details of the research they will be doing in Oxford.

Candidates should themselves write directly to their referees asking them, without further request, to send a confidential reference to the President's Secretary by the closing date (Monday, 3 November). References may be faxed or e-mailed direct to the President's Secretary (fax: Oxford (2)74136, e-mail: sue.hales@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

Junior Research Fellows are not ipso facto members of the governing body of the college; but they are eligible to sit on nearly all college committees, and may be elected as representative members of the governing body.

Application forms may be obtained by sending a self-addressed envelope to the President's Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD (including messenger area).

Note: non-stipendiary Arts/Humanities Junior Research Fellowships will be advertised in January 2004 for commencement in October 2004.


Appointment of part-time assistant to Professor Judith Freedman

Applications are invited for this part-time position as a research and administrative assistant to Judith Freedman (KPMG Professor of Taxation Law), based at Worcester College. The successful candidate(s) will be intelligent, enthusiastic, literate, well organised, happy to use initiative, and will be flexible. A good knowledge of basic IT systems is necessary and either knowledge of, or the ability to learn about, electronic and traditional sources of legal and other information. The work also involves assisting with the editing and production of the British Tax Review, a well-established and prestigious refereed journal.

Applicants available for less than twelve hours per week should not be deterred from applying, as it may be possible to split the tasks into two six- hour per week posts. For example, the British Tax Review editorial work and other publication related work could be separated out and might suit a person with some publishing experience. Please specify for which tasks you are best qualified.

Applications are to be received by 30 October. The commencement date will be as soon as possible thereafter.

Pay will be according to hours worked and experience, based on the university clerical and library grade C4 scale (pro rata to £15,053--£17,416---pay award pending).

Responsibilities will include: assisting with production of the British Tax Review---liaising with authors and referees, keeping records of progress of submissions, preparing material for the printers and copy-editing, liasing with publishers and editors; research assistance, including locating and copying research materials using electronic and library sources; assistance with preparation of Professor Freedman's own work for publication (assistance with footnoting, putting into house-style, etc.); assisting with preparation of teaching materials; assisting to arrange lectures and seminars from visiting speakers, student meetings, and conferences; keeping the tax Web site up to date (with assistance from IT specialists---no specialist Web site knowledge needed); keeping records and personal library organised and up to date; maintaining and developing existing office systems; answering the telephone, and general office duties.

Legal knowledge would be an advantage, especially for the research based tasks but is not essential, and tax knowledge, though it would be excellent, is not expected. The post(s) might suit graduates completing their own research or similar. Applicants should be willing to undertake routine tasks when necessary.

Applications, which should contain a curriculum vitae giving the names of two referees, should be sent to Professor Judith Freedman, Worcester College, Walton Street, Oxford OX1 2HB, by 30 October. Informal enquiries welcome; in the first instance e-mail: judith.freedman@worc.ox.ac.uk.


Joint application scheme for Junior Research Fellowships 2004

The two colleges invite applications for Junior Research Fellowships which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2004. Fellowships are open to graduates, women and men, of any university, who have recently completed their doctorate. There is no formal age limit, but successful candidates will normally have submitted their thesis between 1 March 2002 and 1 March 2004. Candidates with no previous connection with Cambridge or Oxford Universities are welcome.

A total of six fellowships is offered, but candidates are warned that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 600 applications were received.

Further particulars and application forms may be downloaded from the college's Web site (http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/admissions /fellows/ how_to_apply/junior_research_fellowships.shtml), or may be obtained by writing to the Academic Secretary, Churchill College, Cambridge CB3 ODS, enclosing a large stamped, self-addressed envelope. Curricula vitae should not be sent.

The closing date for applications and references is Thursday, 27 November.

Friday 17 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection for all staff'—day 2, 9.30 a.m., and `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

DR F. BOWIE: `Were-wolves and leopards: from Harry Potter to Cameroon chiefs. Human–animal transformations in Africa and the West' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Death and burial in ancient Egypt', 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 S. LALL: `How globalisation is affecting developing countries: trends and issues' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

E. HSU: `Mobility and connectedness: Chinese medical doctors in Kenya' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), ISCA, 4 p.m.

SIR BERNARD INGHAM and MISS AMANDA PLATELL: `The wages of sin' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DAME RUTH DEECH: `Regulating reproduction—risks and rewards' (lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

Saturday 18 October

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

ORGAN RECITAL: Scott Ellaway, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

Sunday 19 October

THE REVD DR CARRIE PEMBERTON preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

Monday 20 October

N. EVANS: `The medical dangers associated with the expansion of passenger shipping in Victorian Britain' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

ENSEMBLE ISIS, with guest composer Brian Elias, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty: 4.30 p.m., Ensemble ISIS Composers' Workshop for mixed ensemble; 7.30 p.m., `Composer Speaks'. Free of charge and open to the public.

S. CARR: `The role of the parliamentary sketch-writer' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

Tuesday 21 October

THE REVD RALPH WILLIAMSON preaches the Court Sermon, Cathedral, 10.15 a.m.

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

PROFESSOR F. DRIVER: `The active life: the explorer as subject' (DNB seminars: `Lives in action, word, and image'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR D. ZEITLYN: `Sample of one: joining the queue' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Sample of one: Diko Madeleine, a senior Mambila woman's life in the twentieth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR C. RITCHIE: `Well-being and asylum seeking and refugee children in the UK' (seminar series: `Child well-being against the odds'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

P. FRANKLIN: `Gone with the Wind (and still going?): listening to movies/watching symphonies' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. BAIBURIN: `Concepts of the word and language in Russian traditional culture' (Ilchester Lecture: in Russian, with an English translation), McGregor-Matthews Room, New College, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS: `Phase separation in polymer blends in real and reciprocal spaces' (Hume–Rothery Memorial Lecture), Lecture Room 1, Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science, 6.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR T. CHARLES-EDWARDS: `Early Christianity in Ireland and Celtic Britain' (public lectures: `Early Christianity in Britain and Ireland'), Blackfriars, 8 p.m.

Wednesday 22 October

N.K. KIESSLING: `One of the Library's early Friends: Anthony Wood' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Islamic 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.)

OPUS COMMUNITY WORKSHOP I: general workshop techniques for the wider community, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2 p.m. (open to university members only).

J. DE BERRY: `The challenges of programming with youth in Afghanistan' (Refugee Studies Centre public seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

DR D. ZEITLYN: `Writing history, talking historically. Problems of biography, autobiography, and social history—some precedents' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Sample of one: Diko Madeleine, a senior Mambila woman's life in the twentieth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

Thursday 23 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection for all staff'—day 1, 9.30 a.m., and `Welcome to the University', 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR J. WALDREN: `What's new under the sun? Rural Mallorca in the twenty-first century' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Fieldwork and fieldnotes revisited: the local in a globalised world'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

Friday 24 October

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

BETTS FOUNDATION ORGAN MASTERCLASS with Kevin Bowyer: `Twentieth- century Organ Music', 10.30 a.m.--12 noon and 2--4 p.m., Cathedral (free of charge and open to the public).

DR C. BRANT: `Perfect creatures of heaven: deerhounds in and out of dog culture' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

DR L. FAWCETT: `Regionalism as a way to manage globalisation' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

R. ELLEN: `From ethnoscience to science (or, what the indigenous knowledge debate tells us about how scientists define their project)' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), ISCA, 4 p.m.

P. MALTBY: `Public–private partnership and private finance—magic money or third-way hype?' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. HAMPSON: `The viability of a post-Christian spirituality' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

MARY ROBINSON: `Reflection on Cancun: making trade work for human rights' (Deneke Lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (tickets required, from the Development Office, LMH: tel. (2)74362, e-mail: development@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

DR P. FARA: `Newton: the making of a genius' (lecture in series `Between the lines', given by authors of books on the history of science for a wide readership), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m.

Saturday 25 October

VIOL WORKSHOP—a one-day workshop for complete beginners, designed as an introduction to the history, repertoire, and playing technique, with tutor Cathie Miserandino, Music Faculty, 2 p.m. (For further information and to book contact the Bate Collection, (2)76139, after 2 p.m., weekdays).

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

ORGAN RECITAL: Anthony Froggatt, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

Sunday 26 October

THE REVD CANON JOHN WHITE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

Monday 27 October

DR L. RIVAL: `Gender and soul power in Amazonia' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars: `Reproduction, religion, and law'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

P. WALLIS: `Stopping plague: visions of control' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

LORD COOKE OF THORNDON, PROFESSOR J.A.G. GRIFFITH, and DR R. STEVENS: `The case for and against a Supreme Court' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CAROL HARLOW delivers the first two of the Clarendon Law Lectures, under the overall title `Perspectives on state liability', in the St Cross Building: `Corrective justice in the frame', 5 p.m., and `Tort law and globalisation', 6.20 p.m. (open to the public).

Tuesday 28 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Old Master drawings', 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 PAUL MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CAROL HARLOW: `Towards distributive justice' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Perspectives on state liability'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR D. ZEITLYN: `Talking about Somié—from the social to the individual and back' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Sample of one: Diko Madeleine, a senior Mambila woman's life in the twentieth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR W.W. POWELL: `Emergence: university–industry interfaces in the life sciences—a comparison of the US, Britain, and Europe' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `Science, innovation, and economic growth'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

L.-E. MALMBERG: `Well-being: students' and teachers' agency' (seminar series: `Child well-being against the odds'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

S. RICE: `Gombert's five-part motets: what statistics can tell us about attributions and compositional technique' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

DR J. BLAIR: `Early Christianity in England' (public lectures: `Early Christianity in Britain and Ireland'), Blackfriars, 8 p.m.