Oxford University Gazette: 17 July 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4667: 17 July 2003

Gazette publication arrangements

The final Gazette of this year will be published on 31 July. Publication for 2003--4 will begin on 25 September. The usual deadlines will apply.

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University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 1 August.

Grant of Licence as a Permanent Private Hall to St Stephen's House

1 In regulation 4 (1) of Council Regulations 12 of 2002, concerning the establishment and maintenance of Permanent Private Halls (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1389), after

 
`St Benet's Hall    37'

insert:

`St Stephen's House    36

(plus six full-time-equivalent students for the part-time B.Th. course)'.

2 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 8, delete ll. 4--15 and substitute: [1]

`14. In each academic year up to and including 2005--6, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, shall be permitted, subject to the conditions laid down in regulations 15--17 below, to present for matriculation by the University:

(1) not more than twenty-two full-time-equivalent qualified candidates offering themselves for the qualifications listed in regulation 17 below other than the M.Th. in Applied Theology or the Diploma in Applied Theology; and

(2) not more than fourteen qualified candidates offering themselves for the M.Th. in Applied Theology or the Diploma in Applied Theology.'

3 Ibid., p. 14, l. 20, delete `St Stephen's House or'. [2]

4 These regulations shall be effective from 1 October 2003.

[1] This change removes references to St Stephen's House and reduces the maximum numbers of candidates each year from Ripon College, Cuddesdon, from thirty-six to twenty-two in paragraph (1), and from twenty-four to fourteen in paragraph (2).

[2] The regulation being changed permits ministers of religion and candidates for the ministry to migrate to Ripon College, Cuddesdon (or, hitherto, St Stephen's House), in order to study for certain theological degrees, diplomas, and certificates, subject to specified conditions.


CONGREGATION 19 June

Election of two members of the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship

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

The Vice-Chancellor and Proctors have decided not to make appointments. The vacancies will be resubmitted to Congregation for election next year.


CONGREGATION 3 July

Conferment of Honorary Degrees

The Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation on 25 February (Gazette, p. 860), was conferred upon:

JOHN BRADEMAS, D.PHIL. (BA Harvard), Honorary Fellow of Brasenose College, President Emeritus of New York University, former member of the Congress of the United States

THE HON. ROBERT HAWKE, AC, B.LITT. (BA (Econ.), LL.B. University of Western Australia), Honorary Fellow of University College, former Prime Minister of Australia

PROFESSOR THE HON. REX NETTLEFORD, OM, M.PHIL. (BA UWI), FIJ, Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies

DAVID RANDLE WOODS, D.PHIL. (B.SC. (Hons) Rhodes University), F.A.S.S.AF., F.R.S.S.AF., University College, Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University, South Africa


CONGREGATION 15 July

1 Approval of appointment of Vice-Chancellor

The proposal that JOHN HOOD, M.PHIL. (BE, PH.D. Auckland), Worcester College, currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland, be appointed Vice-Chancellor for five years from 1 October 2004, duly made by Council on the recommendation of the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship under the provisions of regulation 5 of Council Regulations 21 of 2002 (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1418), was approved.

2 Declaration of approval of Resolution consenting to grant of a licence as a Permanent Private Hall to St Stephen's House

That this House consent to the grant of a licence as a Permanent Private Hall to St Stephen's House, by which name the hall shall be known.

3 Approval of nomination of `external' member of the Council of the University

The nomination by Council, under the provisions of section 4 (7)–(10) of Statute VI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, as amended by the statute approved by Congregation on 15 October 2002 and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council, Gazette, pp. 183, 250, 1335), of SIR VICTOR BLANK, MA, Honorary-Fellow-elect of St Catherine's College, as a member of Council for four years from 1 October 2003, was approved.

4 Declaration of approval of Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, upon THE MOST REVD T.P.J. RADCLIFFE, OP, MA, Honorary Fellow of St John's College, former Master General of the Dominican Order, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR G. AMATO, Professor at the European University Institute, Florence, Emeritus Professor of Italian and Comparative Law, University of Rome, former Prime Minster of Italy, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon W.W. BRADLEY, MA, Worcester College, former Senator from New Jersey, USA, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon L. BRAHIMI, United Nations Special Representative for Afghanistan, be approved.

(5) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE RT. HON. THE LORD CARRINGTON, KG, GCMG, CH, MC, PC, Honorary Fellow of St Antony's College, former Secretary of State for Defence, for Energy, and for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, be approved.

(6) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon A.W.M. GRAHAM, MA, Master of Balliol College, Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, be approved.

(7) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon DAME JENNIFER JENKINS, DBE, President of the Ancient Monuments Society, former Chairman of the National Trust, be approved.

(8) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon SIR COLIN LUCAS, MA, D.PHIL., Vice-Chancellor of the University, Fellow of All Souls College, Honorary Fellow of Balliol and Lincoln Colleges, be approved.

(9) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR J.D. SPENCE, CMG (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Yale), Sterling Professor of History, Yale University, be approved.

(10) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon DR M. VARGAS LLOSA, writer, be approved.


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Bennett, E.M., MA, Exeter

Clarke, L.J., Economics Library

Ebeling, J., Wolfson

Faughnan, S., Department for Continuing Education

Hockaday, T.R., Isis Innovation Ltd

Karpe, F., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Llewellyn, S.P., Harris Manchester

Ovenden, R., St Hugh's


DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS AND THE CONTINUING EDUCATION BOARD

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 1 August, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

CONGREGATION 7 October 12 noon

Oration by the Vice-Chancellor

Mr Vice-Chancellor will address the House.

Notices

SPEECHES BY THE PUBLIC ORATOR

The following speeches were delivered by THE PUBLIC ORATOR in a Congregation held on Thursday, 3 July, in presenting for the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Civil Law

Dr JOHN BRADEMAS

President Emeritus, New York University

Hodie colossorum pompam Rhodiorum salutamus. primus procedit vir qui cum pecuniam paene incredibilem collegisset qua Academiam suam ditaret, nos Oxonienses pudibundos adhuc ne dicam haesitabundos verbis saluberrimis hortatus est ut nos quoque ab alumnis nostris nummos eliceremus: Primo loco, inquit, consentaneum esto rem publicam sine Oxonia stare non posse; tum hoc dico, quod auribus tenerioribus displiciturum esse bene novi: verbis conceptis flagitandum est quod desideratis. et quidem, ut miremur, ipse olim questus est hanc Academiam a se triginta fere annis pecuniam numquam flagitavisse. primum inter Harvardenses, mox inter Oxonienses educatus ad res Hispanicas se contulit, dissertationem conscripsit, Doctor evasit; sed mox hac umbratili vita hisque studiis pro tempore saltem relictis ad curriculi publici munera se convertit, comitiis se adsuefecit, celerius paene quam dici potest candidatus proclamatus, a civibus suis electus, in Curiam progressus est, in qua viginti duo annos continuos iterum atque iterum favorem publicum expertus multas leges ferendas curabat quibus academiae bibliothecae humanitatis studia foverentur; neque civibus imbecillioribus defuit, qui aerari opes pauperrimo cuique subvenire iusserit. deinde Curia relicta ad homines doctos platanique umbram regressus Academiae praeclarae praesidere coepit, quam tamen cum pauperiorem aliquantulo esse iudicaret quam pro huius saeculi necessitate, opes permagnas ideo undique colligere instituit ut tam splendida Universitas famae suae, studentium spei dignis modis respondere posset, qua in re se potentissimum praestitit: felix qui tam splendidam [euergresias] venam in civibus suis experiretur. originis Graecae suae haud immemor scholam condidit quae in ea Europae parte concordiam civitatemque promoveret vere popularem; nuper autem, ut cum Horatio dicam, Nox erat et caelo fulgebat Luna sereno[1] , cum hic in monte in quo olim contiones congregabantur verba fecit his de rebus eloquentissima.

Praesento virum varium alacrem impigrum, academicorum potentissimum, res agentium doctissimum, Iohannem Brademas, Doctorem in Philosophia, Collegi Aenei Nasi socium honoris causa creatum, gradibus plurimis ornatum, ut admittatur honoris causa ad gradum Doctoris in Iure Civili.

Paraphrase

Today we welcome a procession of the colossi of Cecil Rhodes. The first to come forward is a man who has collected enormous sums of money for his University. We at Oxford have traditionally been a little awkward, perhaps a little bashful, about asking people for money; Dr Brademas did us a great service by urging us to start a campaign among our alumni for contributions. First, he explained, we must establish that Oxford is indispensable to the future of the nation; secondly, even if some sensitive ears do not care to hear it, we must actually ask people for the money we need. He is on record as complaining that in thirty years he was never asked for a contribution by Oxford; by no means a common complaint. Educated first at Harvard and then at Oxford, he applied himself to Hispanic studies and was awarded a Doctorate in Philosophy. But soon he turned away, for a time, from the groves of Academe and embarked on a political career. He stood for Congress, and in less time almost than it takes to tell was elected---he enjoyed continuous success at the polls for more than twenty years---and sponsored laws which gave important support to colleges, libraries, and cultural activities. He also promoted legislation to help the weak by Federal subventions for those in need. Then Dr Brademas came back to the world of Universities, becoming President of a one of the greatest. He felt that it had insufficient endowment for its purposes in the modern world, and he set about raising the very large sums of money which such an institution needed, if it was to live up to its reputation and the expectations of its students; and he did so with signal success. Fortunate the man who can tap so rich a vein of generosity in his fellow citizens Mindful of his Greek ancestry, he is a founder of the Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in South East Europe, subjects on which he delivered a memorable speech on the Pnyx, the hill in Athens on which the ancient democracy held its meetings, while (in the phrase of Horace) The night it was, and brightly shone the moon.

I present a man of varied talents and extraordinary energy, the most practical of academics, the most scholarly of men of action, Dr John Brademas, Honorary Fellow of Brasenose, recipient of many honorary degrees, for admission to the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law.

[1] Horace, Epode xv. 1.
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The Hon. ROBERT J.L. HAWKE

Prime Minister of Australia, 1983--91

Virum produco qui cum summos apud suos magistratus gesserit omnes vitae suae vices tam aperte patefecit, vitae autem publicae postscenia tam candida fide exposuit, cautela enim ista non cohibetur qua obstricti viri primarii dum conscribunt commentarios suos totiens

spargunt umida mella soporiferumque papaver [2],
ut lector laetus attendat, virum ipsum ante oculos habere videatur. quod hic adulescens Oxoniae studiis incubuit, Caecilii Rhodes beneficio referimus acceptum; sed nolite credere omnium horarum hominem libris tantum studiisque severioribus vacavisse, qui se memoret sponsione provocatum lagenam ampliorem cervisiae plenam breviori temporis spatio quam quivis alius exhausisse. sed impiger erat, sed in seriis se gravem strenuumque praestabat, cui prudentiores etiam tum vaticinabantur clarum vitae publicae cursum. audite enim ipsius verba: In bibliotheca Rhodesiana, inquit, latebras meas posui, quibus a matutino tempore usque ad clausuram vespertinam delitescebam; in qua quidem se sedentem memorat primo mentem ad eas quaestiones contulisse quae ad operariorum collegia spectant. in patriam suam reversus mox in re publica coepit excellere, causam popularem tuebatur, operariorum signifer exstabat, mox consilia regebat: senatui adscriptus intra tempus brevissimum et partium et senatus principatum consecutus rem publicam procellis externis vexatam, aerarium fere exhaustum et aere alieno vehementer pressum, ita rationibus prudentibus, remediis asperis sed isdem saluberrimis adiuvabat, ut officinae fabricae tabernae argentariae protegi defendique desisterent, mercatores sui privilegiis sublatis cum peregrinis certamine quodam haud iniquo certarent. cum imperio Sinensi foedera amicitiaeque fundamenta iecit, a bello nefando quod eo tempore in Indo-China grassabatur milites suos prudentissime retinebat. domi concordiam civilem promovebat cum aequitate coniunctam; aborigines autem, gentem hominum nimis saepe oppressam, ad res secundas dignitatemque revocabat.

Praesento virum honoratissimum et eundem vere humanum Robertum Hawke, Australiae Comitem et olim Primum Ministrum, Baccalaureum in Litteris, ut admittatur honoris causa ad gradum Doctoris in Iure Civili.

Paraphrase

The man whom I now bring forward has held the very highest positions in his own country, and has written his memoirs (The Hawke Years), treating both public and private life with a frankness refreshingly unrestrained by the discretion shown in the memoirs of so many statesmen, which, to borrow a line from Virgil, `sprinkles them with liquid honey and the soporific poppy'. The reader reads on with alacrity, feeling that he is in contact with the man himself. He studied here in Oxford on a Rhodes Scholarship, but he did not restrict himself exclusively to the weightier areas of endeavour: he records that on a challenge he once drank off a sconce pot of beer in unbeaten record time. But he applied himself to academic matters and worked hard too, and acute observers were already predicting a distinguished political career for him. He tells us that `The library at Rhodes House became my den from early in the morning until its close in the late afternoon'. It was while sitting there that he decided on a career in trade union work. He went home to Australia, took the popular side in politics, and became active in trade union affairs. Soon he was an influential union leader; entering Parliament, he was very soon the head of his party and of the government. He had to handle a period of turbulence in foreign policy and of financial crisis at home. He introduced policies of great wisdom, to deal with the problem of national debt; his remedies, while severe, proved wholesome, dismantling protectionism and exposing all kinds of business to the realities of external competition on fair terms. He signed treaties and established good relations with the Republic of China; he kept his country's forces out of the disastrous war in Indo-China; he worked for civic harmony at home, coupled with social justice; and he re-established for the Aborigines, so often disadvantaged, prosperity and dignity.

I present the Hon. Robert Hawke, AC, B.Litt., a man of true humanity, formerly Prime Minister of Australia, for admission to the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law.

[2] Virgil, Aeneid iv.486.
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Professor The HON. REX NETTLEFORD

Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies

Oratorum omnium facile princeps M. Cicero cum L. Licinium Murenam defenderet M. Catone, viro gravissimo, accusante, ira et indignatione commotus, Saltatorem, inquit, appellat L. Murenam Cato; consulem populi Romani saltatorem appellare accusatori ipsi ignominiam secum ferre, Nemo enim fere, inquit, saltat sobrius nisi forte insanit. hic quem produco crimine tam vehementi tamque inepto intactus et inlacessitus hoc omnibus probat, Graecis quidem notissimum, Romanis parum intellectum, in eodem viro cum dignitatem amplissimam tum saltationem exquisitissimam posse consistere. in insula Jamaica natus, Londinium primum, mox Oxoniam patrono Caecilio Rhodes migratus, ad illud studiorum genus se praecipue contulit quod societatis hodiernae mores consuetudines religiones serio scrutata ita explicare conatur ut nos vitam ipsam qualem cotidie experimur melius intelligamus. mox docere coepit, haud ita multum post Professor evasit; quod culmen ipsum longe reliquit, cum Vice-Cancellarii vicem expleverit, mox autem Vice-Cancellarius ipse creatus Universitatem suam quinque iam annos felicissime gubernet. libros conscripsit luculentos, quibus gentis suae mentem unicum ad modum inluminavit, quorum duos libet citare, unum quo Indorum Occidentalium artes proprias excussit, alterum quo Afrorum suorum radices rhythmosque agitandos celebrandosque sibi sumit; libet dissertatiunculam quoque eligere qua de Anausorum fabulis disceptat in quibus homines stultitiam simulant, sapientiores eludunt; Aesopi illius cognatos agnoscimus, imbecillorum artes, validiorum repulsas laeti salutamus. libellorum alienorum gravis est sed idem benevolus editor, qui saepe edendi labores nemini nostrum ignotos utilitatis suae immemor sustulit. quibus curis impeditus nihilominus et ipse saltat et ceteris saltationes novas invenit; libet Sophoclem tragicum conferre, qui ipse tripudiorum auctor erat feracissimus. ut uno verbo exprimam quod peritiores sentiunt: nemo est qui tanta doctrina, nemo qui pari acumine civium suorum vitas et ingenia inluminat.

Praesento Cancellario Vice-Cancellarium, omnium Musarum hominem, in re gerenda efficacissimum, in doctrina eminentissimum, in saltando mobilissimum, Virum Honorabilem Regem Nettleford, Ordini insigniter Meritorum adscriptum, Magistrum in Philosophia, ut admittatur honoris causa ad gradum Doctoris in Iure Civili.

Paraphrase

Marcus Cicero, the very greatest of all Orators, in his judicial defence of L. Licinius Murena against the weighty prosecution of Cato, makes a show of great indignation and outrage. `My opponent', he says, `has called Murena a dancer' To call a Roman magistrate a dancer, says Cicero, was disgraceful to the man who dared to utter it. `Of course', Cicero goes on, `nobody dances when he is sober, unless of course he is crazy'. Professor Nettleford, our next honorand, can serve as a visible refutation of that absurd judgment, which leaves his dignity unimpaired. The Greeks knew very well, though the Romans did not, that the same man can combine exquisite dancing with the highest rank and dignity. Professor Nettleford was born in Jamaica and came first to London and then to Oxford, where he applied himself to the study of the manners and rituals of contemporary society, and to the illumination and understanding of our own lives. He soon began to teach, and it was not long before he was a Professor; further promotion made him Pro-Vice-Chancellor; that post itself was soon left behind as he became Vice-Chancellor, and for five years he has been at the head of his University. He has written some brilliant books, in which he has shed unequalled light on the mentality of his people. I can refer to two: one on West Indian Cultural Identity, another on Roots and Rhythms, in which he discusses and celebrates the origins and the typical music of the people of the West Indies. I mention also his treatment of a set of legends of the Anausi people; as they say, `acting fool to catch wise'. We recognise a kinship with the fables of Aesop, in which also we are pleased to see the guile of the weak defeat the force of the strong. He is a painstaking but benign editor, who has repeatedly shouldered, in a self-sacrificing spirit, the burden---understood by us all---of editing journals. Despite all these commitments, he is himself a dancer and a choreographer. One is reminded that the tragic poet Sophocles was, with his other accomplishments, a choreographer of power and originality. The unanimous view of those who know is that our guest is unmatched in the learning and the acuteness of his understanding of the lives of his people.

I present to a Chancellor a Vice-Chancellor, a man of the greatest versatility: effective in action, outstanding in erudition, and most supple in the dance, Professor the Honourable Rex Nettleford, OM, M.Phil., for admission to the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law.


Dr DAVID R. WOODS

Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University

Virorum honorandorum agmen claudit vir quo neminem inveneritis qui cum Caecilio Rhodes vinculis artioribus coniunctus esse videatur: in Universitate enim Rhodesiana educatus huc scholaris ipso patrono venit, ubi se ad artem herbariam tam attente contulit ut Philosophiae Doctor evaderet; mox domum regressus in eadem Academia, quae ipsa cum hac nostra summa familiaritate connexa est, tam recto officiorum cursu processit ut ex ordine praelector professor Vicecancellarius creatus huc iam merito redeat honorandus. quid aptius ergo quam ut vir tam penitus colore Rhodesiano imbutus in pompa hodierna ultimus non mimimus procedat? neque in hoc ab ipsius fundatoris institutis discedit, quod mente sana in corpore sano prudentissime conservata tam strenuus tamque doctus est pilae lusor ut et adulescens ter tunica cyanea vestitus cum hostibus nostris veteribus decertarit, et nunc summo magistratu functus invictum se iunioribus praestet. neque studia severiora neglexit, qui et de clostridiis quae vocantur librum ediderit doctum, Iuppiter et laboriosum, et libellorum tantam multitudinem profuderit ut dies me deficiat si numerare coner. quae sint clostridia, quaeret quispiam, quove beneficio homines donabit is qui istam materiam excutiendam tractandamque sibi sumet? nempe de bacteriorum genere verba facimus et quidem saepe, sed non semper, hominibus exitioso, quod cum in visceribus latitet morbos tres gignit unumquemque mortiferum; animo igitur gratissimo virum salutamus qui bellum cum hoste tam gravi gesserit. sed hic mox e laboratorio egressus ad ipsa Academiae Rhodesianae gubernacula prodiit, se rebus maximis gerendis parem praestitit, Vicecancellarius universorum consensu creatus Universitatem suam, magnitudine quidem haud amplissimam sed studiorum bonitate praestantem, septem iam annos tam prudenter regit ut inter praeclarissimas patriae suae academias emineat. ac nescio an hinc aque scholis Oxoniensibus in quibus ipse formatus est admirabilem illum morem traxerit discipulos non gregatim docendi sed ita ut ritu antiquo illo Romano instruat virum vir.

Praesento Cancellario Vicecancellarium iam fere ab ipsis incunabulis usque Rhodesianum, qui Academiam illustrem, nobiscum vinculis intimis coniunctam, successu gubernat luculentissimo, David Randle Woods, ut admittatur honoris causa ad gradum Doctoris in Iure Civili.

Paraphrase

The last of our procession of honorands is a man with uniquely strong ties with Cecil Rhodes. Educated at Rhodes University, he came here with a Rhodes Scholarship and applied himself to biological studies, earning the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. He returned to his home University and pursued a career there, in turn as Lecturer, Professor, and Vice-Chancellor; he now returns among us to be deservedly honoured with an honorary Doctorate. No more appropriate person could appear in today's procession, in which he is last but not least, than a man so deeply coloured by the Rhodes experience. He is true to the Founder's hopes in sensibly maintaining physical health as well as mental: he represented the Dark Blues at squash against our ancient Cambridge rivals three times, and still, in his present exalted position, he is an avid player, unbeaten by any student. He has not neglected more academic activities, having edited a substantial book on Clostridia and published countless scientific articles. What are Clostridia, someone may ask, and what is the benefit to humanity in dealing with that material? Clostridia are a kind of bacteria which can be fatal, lurking in the intestines and producing no fewer than three deadly diseases; so we must owe a debt of gratitude to a scientist who works on such a plague. Dr Woods, however, came to leave the laboratory for a leading role in the administration of his University. He showed such aptitude for high office that by common consent he became Vice-Chancellor of a University not enormous in size but outstanding in quality, and he has been its head for seven years. It now stands very high among the Universities of South Africa. It may be from Oxford and his own experience here that Dr Woods imbibed the belief in teaching, not in large units, but on the tutorial system, face to face.

I present David Randle Woods, a man connected with Rhodes from the very beginnings of his career, a highly successful head of a University linked with us by strong bonds of community, for admission to the honorary degree of Doctor of Civil Law.


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Information Engineering upon DR JOHN TAYLOR, OBE, FRS, F.R.ENG., Director General of the Research Councils, for a period of three years from 30 June 2003.


SOCIAL SCIENCES BOARD

The Social Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Law on PROFESSOR JANE STAPLETON, Research Professor in Law at the Australian National University, for a further period of five years from 1 October 2003, and has conferred the title of Visiting Lecturer in Law on AIDAN ROBERTSON, Barrister-at-Law, for a period of three years from 1 October 2003.


COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

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

                                           Appointed by

Professorship of Orthopaedic 
   Trauma Surgery

The Principal of Somerville              Mr Vice-Chancellor
The President of Wolfson                 ex officio
Miss L.J. Hands                           Council
Professor D. Marsh                        Council
Dr K. Fleming                             Medical Sciences Board
Professor A.J. Carr                       Medical Sciences Board
Professor I. Lowden                       Medical Sciences Board
Mr P. Worlock                             ORHT
Dr M. Francis                             Wolfson 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).

Lectures

ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

St John's College Research Centre

A one-day workshop on `Evidence' will be held in the seminar room of the Research Centre at 45 St Giles' on Saturday, 4 October, from 10.20 a.m. to 5 p.m. There will be four talks around the topic of evidence in epidemiological and forensic settings, and issues arising in observational science and in history. Speakers will be Klim McPherson, Mark Freedland, Katherine Blundell, and Malcolm Vale.

The meeting is open to all, but space is limited. Those who wish to attend, are asked to e-mail research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Examinations and Boards

APPOINTMENTS, REAPPOINTMENTS, AND CONFERMENTS OF TITLE

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

LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

R. NICHOLAS E. BARTON, D.PHIL. (BA Birmingham, DEA Bordeaux), Fellow of Hertford. In Palaeolithic Archaeology. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2008.

DANIEL BUCK (BA California State University, MA, PH.D. University of California, Berkeley), Fellow of St Cross. In the Human Geography of China. From 1 July 2003 to 30 June 2008.

ANDRÉ M. FURGER (B.SC., B.ED., PH.D. Bern), Fellow of Pembroke. In Biochemistry. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2008.

Reappointment

JONATHAN A. NEWMAN, MA (BA, PH.D. Albany), Fellow of St Peter's. In Zoology (Ecology). From 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2006.

MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

(From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2008 unless otherwise stated)

RENÉ BAÑARES ALCÁNTARA (B.SC. Mexico, MS, PH.D. Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh), Fellow of New College. In Chemical Engineering.

JASON J. DAVIS, D.PHIL. (B.SC. London), Student of Christ Church. In Inorganic Chemistry.

LAURA HERZ (DIPLOM. Bonn, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Brasenose. In Condensed Matter Physics.

TEMPORARY UNIVERSITY LECTURER

GUY H. GRANT, MA status (B.SC. Glasgow, PH.D. Liverpool), Fellow of Brasenose. in Physical Chemistry. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2004.

Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

ROBERT C. GRIFFITHS, MA (B.SC., PH.D. Sydney), Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. In Statistics. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age.


MEDICAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Appointments

CLINICAL READER

PAUL P. GLASZIOU (MB, BS, PH.D. Queensland), FAFPHM, FRACGP, Fellow of Kellogg. In Primary Health Care. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2008.

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

GRANT C. CHURCHILL (B.SC., M.SC. Saskatchewan, PH.D. Minnesota), Fellow of St Cross. In Chemical Pharmacology. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2008.

Reappointments

CLINICAL LECTURERS

ANDREA NEMETH, D.PHIL. (B.SC., MB, BS London). In Clinical Laboratory Sciences. From 1 February 2004 to 31 January 2007.

GARY L. NICOLIN (MB, B.CH. Cape Town). In Paediatrics. From 1 September 2003 to 31 August 2006.

NICHOLAS B. STEVENTON, MA (MB, B.CHIR. Cambridge). In Otolaryngology. From 1 August 2003 to 31 July 2006.

Conferment of title

HONORARY SENIOR CLINICAL LECTURERS

Title conferred with effect from 1 June 2003:

TIMOTHY M. ANDREWS (MB, BS, M.SC. Manchester), M.R.C.PSYCH. In Learning Disability Psychiatry.

DENNIS P. BRILEY (B.SC., MB, BS London). In Clinical Neurology.

ADAM DAROWSKI (MD London), FRCP. In General Medicine and Geratology.

YVONNE HART (MD London), M.R.C.PATH, FRCP. In Clinical Neurology.

GERARDINE M.-M. QUAGHEBEUR (MB, B.CH. Witwatersrand), FRCS, FRCR. In Neuroradiology.

SUNIL WIMALARATNA (MD), FRCP. In Clinical Neurology.

JOHN D. YOUNG (MD Southampton), FRCS. In Anaesthetics and Critical Care).

Title conferred with effect from 1 August 2003:

ELERI ADAMS (MB, BS London), MRCP, MRCPH. In Paediatrics (Neonatal Medicine).

CHARLOTTE C. BENNETT (MB, BS, MD London), MRCP. In Paediatrics (Neonatal Medicine).

KENNETH P.B. MCCORMACK (MB, CH.B. Edinburgh), MRCP. In Paediatrics (Neonatal Medicine).

CHRISTOPHER D. MITCHELL (MB, BS, PH.D. London), MRCP. In Paediatric Oncology.

JOHN A. SHAW (MB, BS Newcastle), MRCP, FRCPCH. In Paediatrics (Community Child Health).

BARBARA J.A. STEWART (MB, BS London, MA Cambridge), MRCP, FRCPCH. In Paediatrics (Community Child Health).

ANAND K. VIRGINCAR (MB, BS Bombay, MD Goa), MRCP. In Clinical Neurophysiology.


SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Appointment

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Politics and International Business

Corrigendum

DANIEL MCDERMOTT, D.PHIL. (BA New Orleans, MA Arizona State). In Political Theory. Fellow-elect of Keble. From 1 September 2003 to 31 August 2008.

Note: this replaces the notice of appointment of Dr McDermott published in the Gazette of 27 June (p. 1476), in which the period of the appointment was stated incorrectly.


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of divisional boards, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards, faculty boards, and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 1 August.

1 Humanities Board and Social Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 421, delete l.47 and substitute:

`226. Quantitative Methods in Politics and Sociology (313)'.

2 Ibid., p. 422, delete l.19 and substitute:

`226. Statistical Methods in Economics (226)'.

3 Ibid., p. 427, delete ll.18-19, and substitute:

`226. Quantitative Methods in Politics and Sociology

Candidates will be expected to show an understanding of applications of quantitative methods in politics and sociology including the following: the principles of research design in social science: data collection, the logic of causal inference, and comparative method; major statistical methods and concepts: types of random variables, independence, correlation and association, sampling theory, hypothesis testing, linear and non-linear regression models, event-history analysis, and time-series. Candidates will also be expected to interpret information and show familiarity with major methodological debates in politics and sociology.'

4 Ibid., p. 430, delete ll. 22--5 and insert:

`313. Statistical Methods in Economics

Candidates will be required to answer four questions. Each candidate must offer at least one question from Part A and at least one question from Part B.'

5 Ibid., delete ll. 43--6.


(b) Honour School of Modern History and Economics

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

As for Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (see (a) above).


2 Continuing Education Board

Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary European Institutions and Policy

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p.938, after l.33 insert:

`Contemporary European Institutions and Policy

1. Course

(a) The course shall consist of lectures, seminars and tutorials on the subjects shown in 1(b) below. The course, which is available on a part-time basis, will normally be of one year's duration and shall not exceed two years.

(b) The course will consist of four taught units, as set out below:

(i) Post-war European History and Politics

(ii) European Economic Integration

(iii) Strategic Foreign Direct Investment

(iv) What is Europe? Conflicts and Controversies in the twentieth and twenty-first Centuries

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

(a) attendance at the classroom-based courses;

(b) four written essays, based on the taught courses, each of no more than 2,500 words in length;

(c) a dissertation of 9,000–10,000 words in length (excluding footnotes and appendices) on a topic agreed by the Board of Studies;

(d) written progress reports on each module from the module tutors.

The assignments under (b) and the dissertation under (c) will be forwarded to the examiners c/o the Registry, Department for Continuing Education, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify to candidates except that the dissertation shall be submitted by the end of the last week of September of the Long Vacation.

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

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

5 Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 2(b), the dissertation under 2(c), or both, may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure.'


3 Board of the Faculty of Classics

Preliminary Examination in Classics

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 73, l. 49, delete `Cicero, Pro Murena' and substitute `Cicero, In Catilinam I, Pro Archia'.

2 Ibid., p. 74, l. 19, delete `Cicero, Pro Murena' and substitute `Cicero, In Catilinam I, Pro Archia'.


4 Board of the Faculty of English Language and Literature

Honour School of English Language and Literature

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 193, delete l. 9 and subsitute:

`(c) (i) Spenser, or (ii) Milton, or (iii) Jonson.'


5 Board of the Faculty of Law

Bachelor of Civil Law and Magister Juris

With effect from 1 September 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 870, after l. 46 insert: `Constitutional Theory;'.


6 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

Honour School of Oriental Studies

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 389, delete ll. 8--28 and substitute:

`(a) Classical Poetry: Lyric Genres

(b) Classical Poetry: Narrative Genres

(c) Classical Prose

(d) Modern Literature

(e) Modern social and political writing

Lists of texts and copies are available from the Oriental Institute.'


7 Board of the Faculty of Theology

Preliminary Examination for Theology

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 116, l. 35, delete `6' and substitute `4 and John 1 and 3'.

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

Magdalen College

ALAN HENRY SPENCER LINTON, 3 June 2003; commoner 1938–9 and 1947–8. Aged 83.


St Anne's College

MRS CAROL JOAN HORA (née Annis), BA, 12 May 2003; Home- Student 1934–7. Aged 87.


St Hilda's College

MRS ELIZABETH ALICE BLAXLAND (née Brierly), BA, March 2003; commoner 1940–4. Aged 80.

MRS AUDREY MARY ERSKINE (née Murray), B.LITT., MA, 31 May 2003; exhibitioner 1942–4 and 1947–8. Aged 79.

MRS HELEN MARGARET FINDLAY REA (née Richardson), BA, 31 May 2003; commoner 1928–31. Aged 94.

MRS MONICA MABEL MOYNIHAN (née Hopwood), BA, 8 May 2003; scholar 1934–8. Aged 87.

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Blood Donor Session

Calling all university staff—a blood donor session will be held at the Assembly Rooms, Town Hall, for Oxford University staff on Tues., 29 July between 10 a.m.–12.25 p.m., and 2 p.m.–4.25 p.m. To give blood you must be aged between 17–60, weigh over 7st 11lb (50 kg) and be in good health. The whole process should take no more than an hour, and once you've given your life- saving pint you can rest and enjoy the famous National Blood Service tea and biscuits. For further information on becoming a blood donor please call the National Blood Service helpline on 08457 711711.


Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine. 1st floor, 135 High Street, Oxford. Food individually blended, with a distinctive range of unique dishes. No artificial ingredients in the food. Restful backdrop to high-quality food and service. Open: daily 12 p.m.–2.30 p.m, and 6 p.m.–11.30 p.m. Tel.: 01865 251600. Website: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.


English-Speaking Union

The English-Speaking Union Lindemann Trust Fellowship Awards to the USA—2004. Fellowships are for 1 year, offered to graduates of exceptional promise in pure and applied physical sciences; stipend of $30,000. Closing date: 10 October 2003. Contact: The Education Officer, 37 Charles St, London W1J 5ED, e-mail: mary_dawson@esu.org.


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club Rooms at 13 Norham Gardens any Wednesday morning during term time, and during the summer vacation, 10.30 a.m.–12 noon, to meet us and other Newcomers, and to make purchases at our secondhand equipment sotre. The programme for Michaelmas Term 2003 opens with a coffee morning on Wednesday 8 October, and there will be a welcome party in the Club Rooms on Sunday 2 Nov., 5-6.30 p.m.


Oxford University Research Staff Society

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


Antiques Bought and Sold

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

 


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Periodicals Bought and Sold

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


Services Offered

Landscape design—colour for the four seasons. Massed colour scheme planting of shrubs, climbers, perennials, with layers of alpines and bulbs in borders and island beds. A three-year plan for your garden. Jeanne Bliss, Rewley House gardener 1985–90. Please tel.: 01865 515379 for leaflet. E-mail: jeannebliss@yahoo.com.

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).

The Oxford Advisory Partnership LLP, 2–4 High Street, Kidlington, OX5 2DH. Independent Financial Advisers. We have been associated with the University of Oxford since 1994 and specialise in providing a personal financial planning service to members of the academic community. We provide advice on: retirement planning, school fees plans, critical illness cover, holistic financial planning, stakeholder pensions, savings and investments, income protection, long term care, inheritance tax, ethical investments, life assurance options, mortgages and remortgages. Please contact us to arrange an initial consultation at no charge or obligation to take further action. A member of Financial Options Ltd which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). The FSA does not regulate all forms of the products or services we provide. Tel.: 01865 848770, fax: 01865 849543, e-mail: peharris@oxfordadvisory.com.

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


Camp Energy

Located in the beautiful setting of The Dragon School the camp's aims are to offer exciting and rewarding opportunities to children during their school holidays, and to emphasise the importance of physical activity, taught by professional coaches in our daily schedule. A typical days also includes arts and crafts in a new purpose-built art studio together with excursions to places of local interest. Camp Energy is a registered provider of childcare and all staff are police checked and vetted. For further information please call 01865 292072 or visit our Web site: www.campenergy.com. All university staff will receive a 10% discount (please supply your University Identity Card number when booking).


Domestic Services

Nanny share: family employing an experienced, qualified (and about to be OFSTED registered) nanny seeks a pre-school child/children to join a share from Sept. (when child of current share partner starts school). Hours available any combination of Mon. 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Tues. 8 a.m.–6 p.m., Wed.–Fri. 8.30 a.m.–3 p.m. Cost £3.50 per hour. Current employer will deal with all tax and NI. For more information and references call Rachel Martin (main employer) on 01865 452765, or 07971 225973.

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children 2–5 years, established 10 years. Open Mon.–Fri. 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Short-term vacancies for visiting academics. Call Kimberley for further information, or come to visit. Tel.: 01865 247877.

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


Tuition Offered

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons), LRAM, near Kidlington, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 331147


Situations Vacant

St Hilda's College: traineed library assistant (temporary appointment). The college seeks to appoint a graduate Trainee Library Assistant, for 1 year, from Sept. Candidates should have, or expect to have, a first or second- class degree, and should be intending to proceed to a postgraduate library/information studies course. The University has an established training programme (following the SCONUL Code of Practice) in which the appointee would be expected to participate. There will be the opporunity to attend other relevant staff development activities where appropriate. We are looking for a flexible individual with good communication skills, and a positive attitude to IT. The trainee would be expected to carry out general library duties, including shelving, processing, circulation, enquiries and acquisitions. All library procedures are fully automated using the Heritage library management system, in which training would be given. Hours are 35 p.w.; there are no weekend or evening duties. Salary: £11,062 p.a. Free lunches are provided. Further particulars may be obtained from the Librarian (library@st- hildas.ox.ac.uk), or from the college Web site: http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk. Please apply in writing with a c.v. and the names of 2 referees to Maria Croghan, Librarian, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY. Closing date for applications: 25 July.

Choir Master/Mistress required by Christ Church (URC), Henley-on-Thames, for small but experienced choir. Appointment from Sept. With expanding work among youth there are new opportunities to extend the established music traditions of Christ Church. Please send full details to: R.M. James, Christ Church (URC), Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 2AG, or tel.: 01491 575142.

London-based niche publishing house has a small number of editorial vacancies, both for undergraduates looking for experience, and for a graduate looking for their first position. Excellent writing skills essential. Please contact Valentina, e-mail: artnikbooks@dsl.pipex.com, Web site: www.artnik.org. Mobile: 07984934206.

Part-time medical receptionist required for friendly doctors' practice in city centre; 20–25 hours per week. Experience not necessary but flexibility and accuracy important. NHS pension. In the first instance contact Susie on 01865 311811 or e-mail: susie.hydesmith@gp- k84616.nhs.uk.

Nursery nurse: St Anne's College. We are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic person to work with children aged between 6 months and 5 years in our small, friendly nursery. Applicants should ideally be qualified to either NNEB Certificate or BTEC National Diploma Standard. Salary will be in the range from £11,062 to £15,053 (pro rata). Benefits include a staff pension scheme and generous holiday allowance. Nursery sessions frun from 8.45 a.m. to 1 p.m., and 1 p.m. to 5.15 p.m., and the person appointed will ideally work 6 sessions per week. There may be scope for further flexibility about working hours. Further details may be obtained from Mrs L. King, Nursery Supervisor, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS, tel.: 01865 274868, or e-mail: roger.crisp@st-annes.ox.ac.uk. Applications, including a CV and contact details of 2 referees, should be sent to Mrs King. Please state areas of interest and experience in an accompanying letter.


Summer Lets

Family home available for summer let, from 26 July to 3 Sept. Two-bedroom East Oxford house with lovely garden. Easy cycle or walk to university and libraries, well-served by bus routes and close to local shops. E-mail: ian@tos.demon.co.uk or call 07884 002347.

Victorian terrace cottage, between station and George Street (OX1 2EZ on Multimap.co.uk): 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5 + sofa bed. Large sitting/dining room; bathroom. Garden backs on to stream. Available July onwards. £400 p.w. or less for longer period. Also possible to negotiate longer term let for academic year (to June 2004). Contact Pandora on 01491 651247 or e-mail: maxfam@btinternet.com for further information.

Beautifully renovated, light and airy Victorian terrace house in south Oxford: 10-minute walk to city centre, 2-minute walk to Hinksey Park (tennis courts, playground, heated outdoor pool, etc.). Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sitting-room with fireplace and stripped pine floor, large kitchen with french windows leading to wooden deck and garden, washing-machine, tumble-drier, dishwasher, etc. Suitable for family or up to 6 adults. Available 9 Aug.–7 Sept. £250 p.w. Tanya Tsikas. Tel.: 01865 247022 or e- mail: themos@nag.co.uk.


Houses to Let

Wolvercote—£1,200 p.c.m. Spacious 4-bedroom furnished property with garden backing onto the river, and garage, situated in this popular location offering excellent access to the ring road and city centre. Please contact: Sarah Richardson, Lettings Manager, Scott Fraser Lifestyle, 205a Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ, tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Charlbury centre: to let furnished, 17th- century townhouse: 2 reception rooms; kitchen; shower/WC/utility room; garden; 4 bedrooms; bathroom. Trains to Oxford and London, bus services. £1,200 p.c.m. exc. Call Fran Leslie 020 8723 7376.

North Oxford , Walton Manor: 4 bedroom house, tastefully redecorated and new furniture; period features; 2 bathrooms; 2 toilets; mature garden. Shops, cinema within minutes. Available end July for 6 months/1 year. £1,600 p.m. Tel.: James, 07808 723103.

Charming East Oxford house to let. suit 1 or 2 people. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 251328.

Summertown: with south-facing garden and off-street parking, a comfortable, high quality, family house in popular side road; 5 bedrooms; 3 bath/shower rooms; double reception room; large kitchen/breakfast room with french windows to garden. Furnished, from early Sept. £1,700 p.c.m. John D. Wood and Co, 235 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7HN. Tel.: 01865 311522, e-mail: oxf.lets@johndwood.co.uk.

From Sept., furnished/unfurnished, West Oxford, half a mile from centre: new Victorian style house. Sitting/dining room; kitchen/breakfast; 3 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; ground floor cloakroom. Pretty courtyard garden. Nearby water meadows, parks, canal walks, good schools. Private parking. £1,450 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 559911.

Furnished maisonette available for 6- month rental in Kidlington; 1 double bedroom; living room; fully equipped kitchen; bathroom, and enclosed garden. Excellent decorative order. Off road parking. Close to bus stop and shops. Available from end Aug. £575 p.c.m. For more details please contact Beatriz on 07855 324388.

Furnished 1-bedroom cottage, 1 year or more: study; sitting room; kitchen, and conservatory. Gas c.h. Garden. Parking. On bus route nr. Oxford (Woodstock). Suitable to graduate couple. £570 p.m. E-mail: Oxenhome@aol.com (preferably) or tel.: 01993 813127.

Semi-detached East Oxford house; 3 bedrooms (inc. study/bedroom with phone/Internet); new kitchen; off-street parking; backs on to park, 1 minute from shops. Gardening included. Suit professional non-smoking couple (no children, pets please). Available for 12 months, renewable; viewing mid-Aug. £1,000 p.c.m. E-mail: seamus.perry@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford , 2 new, bright, fully and tastefully furnished family houses with a choice of 2 bedrooms, plus study, or 4 bedroom, master bedrooms with en suite, family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge/diner, kitchen/breakfast, small landscaped garden, private parking. Just available. Best suited to professionals or 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 £1,350 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144. Fax: 01865 437996.

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 applicances 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.

Four-bedroom house to let from Aug.; lovely, fully-furnished 4-bedroom house in residential north Oxford, close to schools, Summertown shops, and recreation centres. Twenty minutes' walk, or 5 minutes' bike ride from city centre (frequent bus route). Master bedroom with en suite bathroom on second floor, 2 further double bedrooms, and single bedroom, family bathroom, and shower room with bidet. Open-plan sitting room with sunny south-facing dining area. Fully fitted kitchen with built-in fridge-freezer, dishwasher, gas hob, and electric oven. Utility room with washing machine. Further reception on first floor (currently sitting room with mini kitchen bu flexible). Off-street parking. Attractive easy gardens. See: http://www.novembergames.co.uk/forlet. £1,875 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 554142.

North Oxford : 3-bedroom furnished house available for 1 year or longer from late Aug. On bus route to city; lounge; dining room; modern kitchen and bathroom. Gas c.h. Front and rear (60 ft) gardens. Garage. Non-smokers only. £1,150 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 515547 or e-mail: hsg@picots.fsnet.co.uk.

Beautifully modernised house to let, East Oxford, 8 or 9 months from Sept. Two double bedrooms; 2 studies; sitting room; dining room; 1½ bathrooms; c.h.; appliances. Twenty minutes' walk Bodleian, near London bus. Walled garden. £1,000 monthly. Tel.: 01865 242966.

Detached, furnished, 4-bedroom house off Iffley Road: close to shopping etc.; quiet neighbourhood. Would suit visiting family or 4 professionals. Double glazing, c.h., washing machine and drier, garage plus off-street parking. £1,200 p.c.m. References and deposit required. 12 months lease. Tel.: 01865 766032 or e-mail: crescent@highstream.net.

Hayfield Road, central North Oxford: 30 metre garden with roses and quince tree backing onto Oxford Canal, with trap grounds and reed beds beyond. This is an idyllic spot for a non-smoking couple seeking rural tranquillity within easy walking distance of the University and city centre; open plan living and dining room, with piano; fully fitted kitchen; 2 bedrooms, bathroom and WC upstairs. £1,000 p.c.m. Available from 1 Sept. View at : www.portholland.com/Hayfield, and then e-mail: Gabriel.Amherst@ntlworld.com.

Charming cottage, Westcott Barton, 12 miles north-west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of village. (Bus to Oxford or short drive to Charlbury station.) Attractively furnished and equipped. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden, garage. Available from late Sept. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

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


Flats to Let

Charming, light flat overlooking the Thames at Folly Bridge, a short walk from the town centre, libraries, and Christ Church Meadow. One double bedroom and a further bedroom furnished as a study. Fully equipped and furnished, inc. linen. Would suit a visiting academic couple. Nonpsmokers only. Available for termly letting, i.e. 10 weeks or less. Sept. to June. Tel.: 01865 245176 day or evening.

Gloucester Green—from £795 p.c.m. A choice of 1- and 2-bedroom furnished apartments overlooking the Piazza. No parking. Contact Sarah Richardson, Lettings Manager, Scott Fraser Lifestyle, 205a Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

North Oxford , Woodstock Close: 2- bedroom, second-floor flat; quiet, south facing over communal gardens; furnished with well eq uipped kitchen; lift and allocated parking. Available 1 Sept. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 515089.

Available from Aug., furnished or unfurnished, central north Oxford: top three floors of pretty Victorian house; 30 ft drawing room; 3 double bedrooms; kitchen/diner; bathroom; courtyard garden. Parking permit. Good schools. Half mile city centre, 5 minutes from water meadows and canal walks. £1,350 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 559911.

Superb new furnished flat in quiet cul- de-sac 10 minutes' from city centre, 5 minutes' walk to Brookes. One lare, bedsitting/studio room with open fire and roof garden terrace. Beautiful views. Well equipped kitchen (washing machine, dishwasher etc.). Shower/toilet. Victorian spiral staircase from second balcony to large garden. Suit 1 or 2 professionals. £800 p.c.m. Vacant. Flexible—July, Aug., or Sept. To view pictures see Web site: www.tanyag.blowsearch.ws, or tel.: 01865 247150.

North Oxford : 1-and2-bedroom apartments (1 double, 1 single) in the centre of Summertown, a stone's throw from all amenities, and with easy access to the centre of Oxford, university, business, hospital and sports complex. Bright, secure, purpose built with private parking. Available from various dates at rents of £650 to £775 p.c.m. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking good standard accommodation. Tel.: 01865 516144, fax: 01865 437996.

Beautiful, tastefully furnished ground floor of Victorian house. One bedroom, large kitchen, light, garden access. Superb north Oxford locationnear parks/shops. Best for student/professional couple. Available Jan. to June 2004. £825 p.c.m. Contact: 01865 513813 or e-mail: kenneth.bauer@linacre.oxford.ac.uk.

North Oxford flat to let: 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom in Waterways development. Good for Summertown/Jericho/hospital. Furnished or unfurnished. £1,100 p.m. Available from Sept. E-mail: ffpalazzo@aol.com or tel.: 01865 557401.

We have a limited number of 3-bedroom flats still available for academic year 2003/2004, ideally situated for students wanting to live in `Quality' accommodation. These newly built, luxury flats have been extremely popular with a variety of students from different colleges, and are well known as some of the best student accommodation in Oxford. In addition to this we have 4, 5 and 6-bedroom properties available. All equipped to the highest standard. To see details of these properties please visit our Web site: http://www.north-oxford-property.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 318533, North Oxford Property Services Ltd., 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6AD.

Central Oxford, Folly Bridge, 5 minutes' walk from Carfax Tower, in a quiet residential area, with private garden, and a few yards from the river: bedsitter, with large kitchen, washing machine, bathroom with bath and shower. Fully furnished. Suit single person or couple. Available 1 Sept.–31 Jan. 2004. £550 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 01865 722343 (eves., or leave a message), cell: 07762 945831, e-mail: piero.pinza@virgin.net.

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


Serviced Accommodation

Fully furnished and serviced 3 and 4 star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford, 15 minutes' from Oxford city centre. Suitable for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £320 p.w. all inc. Sleep 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234 725. Web site: http://www.weeklyhome.com. E-mail: info@weeklyhome.com.

North Oxford : the luxury alternative to a hotel or letting, brand new high quality serviced accommodation, secure parking, elegantly appointed, located within prestigious Waterways development in central location 5 minutes' from city centre: fully landscaped garden for own use, maid service to suit, other facilities provided upon request. Short or long term stay to meet your needs. For further details please contact Chase-the property people-01865 516060 or 07808 477850.

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

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


Accommodation Offered

Perfect properties for visiting academics and scholars. Finders Keepers now have a range of self- contained single occupancy studios and cottage annexes in Oxford and surrounding villages with immediate availability. These well-equipped and charming homes are ideal as city bases, quiet retreats, or weekday bases. For further information on locations and availability please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BY, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Large study bedroom to let in shared Old Boars Hill cottage. Stunning country view. Ideal for visiting researcher or D.Phil. student. Large garden, modern appliances, fireplace. Close to Oxford bus. £425 p.c.m., incl. utilities, except telephone. Available Michaelmas Term 2003 (1 Sept.–31 Dec.) or for 1 year from 1 Sept. Contact: James Milner, e-mail: james.milner@sant.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 07813 959174.

Oxford B and B. A home from home. £55 double/£35 single. 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.

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


Accommodation Sought

Cambridge academic seeks apartment or house-sit in or near Oxford from mid-July to late-Aug. in order to finish a manuscript. Contact Georgina Born, Emmanuel College, tel.: 01223 740840 or 335760, or e-mail: gemb2@camb.ac.uk.

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


Accommodation to Rent or Exchange

Italy–Oxford exchange: beautiful 1-bedroom apartment in Rome's historic centre. Fully furnished, all mod cons.; c.h. ; rooftop terrace, tropical courtyard. Available Nov. to February to let or exchange with Oxford house. Tel.: 0039 (0)6 58332504, e-mail: matthew.kneale@attglobal.net or shannon.russell@attglobal.net. n


Holiday Lets

Madrid: beautiful and large flat, attractively furnished; 3 bedrooms (sleeps 4); 2 bathrooms; lounge; fully equipped kitchen; air conditioning. Walking distance from main areas of interest (Prado Museum, etc.). Available from 7 July to 31 Aug. £250 p.w. or to exchange accommodation in Oxford. Tel.: 07717021046 or e- mail: stella.villarmea@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

Holiday apartments in Sicily: 40 sq m. apartments, 400 metres from the beach with balcony or terrace in Patti, a friendly town on the coast. Easy access to the Aolian islands, Messina, Taormina. Contact: annette.haberstock@magd.ox.ac.uk, or info@nausicaaclub.it.

Luxury flat on a golf course, for rent in Alicante, Spain. Available from July. Fantastic location, close to beach (15 minute walk), and airport (14 km). Two bedrooms; 2 shower/bathrooms; exquisitely finished, and fully equipped (TV, washing machine, drier, overn, microwave). Amenities inc., tennis, squash, jacuzzi, steam bath, pool etc. Contact: rosana.lopez@admin.ox.ac.uk for info and pictures.

Paris 12eme between Nation and Bastille, small studio, sleeps 2, Rue de Cotte, very near Marche Beauvau, Marche Aligre, `Coulee Verte', near the Gare de Lyon. Well equipped; bathroom; kitchen area; digicode and interphone; lift. Non-smokers only. £150 p.w., £280 fortnight, £500 four weeks, no bills. Available 1 July to 30 Aug. For pictures, more details: Studio, 3 Hill Top Road, Oxford OX4 1PB, or tel.: 01865 728603 until 3 July, or e-mail: johnellis46@yahoo.co.uk.

Edinburgh. Lovely light spacious Victorian flat, in quiet cul-de-sac in central Edinburgh (Bruntsfield). Walk across Bruntsfield Links and the Meadows to the Royal Mile, Festival Theatre etc. Just off Bruntsfield Place with its excellent restaurants, and food shops. Three bedrooms and sofabed, sleeps up to 6. Unrestricted parking, garden. Available July and Aug. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

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

Cottage with shared pool (5 adjoining cottages—a beautiful barn conversion) on the border of the Dordogne and Charente. Sleeps 6. One king-size bed, 2 twin, plus futon for extra guest if required. Fully fitted kitchen, wood burning stove in open plan living room. 1 June to 14 July, and 31 Aug. to mid-Sept. £500 p.w.; 15 July to 30 Aug. £650 p.w.; all other weeks throughout the year £200 p.w. Prices include electricity and water, also weekly cleaner and bedlinen. You will need to bring your own towels. On arrival, bread, milk, butter, and cheese will be provided. For further details look at Web site: www.escapeholidays.co.uk/16.16html. Contact Maggie Faulkner on 01865 512098 or e-mail: maggie.faulkner@whsmithnet.co.uk.

Dordogne and Rome holiday rentals: stone house in an acre of garden in the Dordogne, France, with a fabulous 270 degree panorama (sleeps 8/10). Also gites sleeping 4/6. Also 19th-century Italian farmhouse with lovely views, Rome 45 minutes, Florence 2 hours. Sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more. Prices £250–£625 p.w. Private owner. Contact 01223 353603 or e-mail: hugobowles@tiscalinet.it.

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.

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

Appointments

PROFESSORSHIP OF ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA SURGERY

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

Clinical Lecturership in Adult Psychiatry

Applications are invited for the above post in the University Department of Psychiatry. The Clinical Lecturer will be required to take part in the teaching of psychiatry to medical students, engage in research, and contribute to the clinical work of the department under the direction of its Head. Candidates should possess the M.R.C.Psych. The post will provide a professional training in general adult psychiatry and research experience in areas of relevance. It also requires a commitment to the teaching of undergraduates. The post-holder will be allocated an NTN for higher professional training if not already in possession of an Oxford Deanery NTN.

Further particulars may be obtained from Lucy Curtin, University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford OX3 7JX (telephone: Oxford 226451, fax: 204198, e-mail: lucy.curtin@psych.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent to arrive no later than 2 August.

The department's Web page is at http://www.psychiatry.ox.ac.uk.


NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES

Clinical work can be tailored to the training requirement of the candidate. Prior research experience (e.g. Ph.D.) and training of clinical students would be an advantage. The salary will be in the range £25,920--£41,410 per annum, depending on age and experience.

Clinical Lecturership in Histopathology

Applications are invited from individuals who are likely to have completed at least two years of their Specialist Registrar training. The post is open to applicants with an interest in histopathology and cytopathology. The post offers the opportunity to develop teaching skills, a successful research programme, and the appropriate clinical specialisation. It is available from 1 August 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter for four years with a formal review after two years in post. The successful candidate will divide his or her time between active research and teaching under the direction of Professor Gatter and Dr Lortan (Clinical Tutor).

Applications and a curriculum vitae (six copies, including the names and e- mail addresses of three referees---at least one of whom should be from outside Oxford---and quoting reference H4-03-009) should be sent to Mrs L. Bennett, Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Room 4A129, Level 4, Academic Block, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU (telephone Oxford 220522/220551), from whom further details may be obtained. Potential applicants are welcome to discuss the post with Professor Gatter (e-mail: kevin.gatter@ndcls.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 2 August.

Lecturership in Russian and East European Studies

The Area and Development Studies Committee wishes to appoint a suitably qualified person to contribute to the teaching on the M.Sc. and D.Phil. courses in Russian and East European Studies. Applicants should have completed a doctorate. Strong preference will be given to specialists in the politics of the post-Communist transition. The post is for one year from October 2003. Salary: £18,265--£24,121 per annum.

Appointment of Postdoctoral Research Officer

The Centre for the Study of African Economies, Department of Economics, is looking to appoint a full-time Research Officer.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Administrator, CSAE, Department of Economics, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ (e-mail: rose.page@economics.oxford.ac.uk), or downloaded from the Web site http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/10further/html. Applications may be posted or e-mailed and must arrive by 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 August. Reference CU/03/032 should be quoted in correspondence.

Strong analytic and technical capabilities in modern economic methods are essential. Applicants will not be expected to have completed a doctorate.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Administrator, CSAE, Department of Economics, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ (e-mail: rose.page@economics.oxford.ac.uk) or downloaded from the Web site http://www.csae.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/09further.html. Applications may be posted or e-mailed and must arrive by 5 p.m. on Thursday, 7 August. Reference CU/03/031 should be quoted in correspondence.


FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

The post will be on the clerical grade 2 scale (salary pro rata to £11,062-- £12,997 per annum---pay award pending). The hours of work will be four per day, Monday--Friday, for thirty weeks of the year (during term-time). Hours are variable at other periods, with a minimum six hours per week guaranteed.

Appointment of Administrative Assistant (part-time)

This part-time administrative post has been developed to support the academic activities of the Leverhulme Professor in Contemporary Chinese Studies. It is a varied and interesting role offering an exciting opportunity to someone looking to move into a career in university administration, or seeking to build upon previous experience in this area. The post is available from October 2003, and the salary will be in the range £15,053--£17,416 (pro rata), the exact point on the scale to be determined according to experience. The administrator will be required to provide secretarial and administrative support to the professor and activities associated with the ten-year grant from the Leverhulme Trust for the Study of Contemporary China, and to present the activities of the programme in a professional and informative manner, including the maintenance of a Chinese Studies Web site.

Further particulars and an application form are available online from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from Ms Charlotte Vinnicombe, Faculty Administrator, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (e-mail: charlotte.vinnicombe@orinst.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should also be sent.

Election to Fellowships by Examination

1. There will be an election at All Souls on Saturday, 1 November 2003 to not more than two Fellowships by Examination, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

3. The fellowships are for seven years and cannot be extended. They are open to those who intend to pursue an academic career, and the college pays the university fees of fellows registered for a higher degree. They are also open to those who, while intending to take up non-academic work (such as the practice of the law, politics, diplomacy, etc.), nevertheless wish to maintain and strengthen their links with academic life. In the case of the latter category it is possible for those pursuing a non-academic career to comply with the college's residential convention in the first year of fellowship by, for example, spending the weekends during term in college and the weekdays working in London.

5. A Fellow by Examination will be a member of the governing body and will be entitled to rooms, dinners, and lunches without charge. A fellow is conventionally required to reside (or dine) in college for at least twenty-eight days in each academical term of the first year of tenure; but the college is prepared to consider deferment of this residence in exceptional cases.

7. The Warden and Chairman of Assistant Examiners will meet candidates, whose applications have been accepted, on Wednesday, 24 September at 4 p.m. and will answer any queries raised by them.

9. The examination will consist of five papers of three hours each:

Two General Papers;

10. Candidates who take the Classical Studies papers will be required to take a Translation paper at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 27 September.

11. A viva of short-listed candidates will be held in the presence of fellows of the college on Saturday, 25 October, commencing at 10 a.m. All short-listed candidates will be expected to dine in college that night.

** The History papers will cover:

Paper II---social, economic, and cultural history.

Appointment of Access and Admissions Administrator

Corpus Christi College wishes to appoint an Access and Admissions Administrator as soon as possible. The Access and Admissions Administrator will: (1) be responsible for the day-to-day administration of undergraduate admissions; (2) be involved in the development/implementation of access policies and initiatives; (3) organise and participate in access events, involving direct contact with schoolteachers and students; (4) serve as assistant to the Tutor for Admissions. The post will be full-time on the University's clerical grade 5 scale (negotiable in a range up to £20,051). Free lunches and generous holidays are provided.

Further details are available from the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF (telephone: Oxford (2)76737, e-mail: rachel.pearson@ccc.ox.ac.uk), or from the college Web site
(http://www.ccc.ox.ac.uk/vacanci es/accessadmin.htm). Letters of application, together with a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should arrive by 1 August; it is hoped to hold interviews in the last two weeks of August.

Appointment of Conference Organiser/Receptionist

Harris Manchester College is a small, friendly college for mature students. It is seeking to appoint a competent, outgoing person to act as Conference Organiser/Receptionist in the busy College Office. The person appointed will have special responsibility for maintaining and developing the college's vacation conference programme. A familiarity with North American culture is essential as the college plans to develop the American trade. Secretarial training and confidence in the use of Microsoft Word are important. Previous experience in conference/hotel work would be an advantage.

Further information is available from the Office Manager, Harris Manchester College, Oxford OX1 3TD (telephone: Oxford (2)71006, e-mail: velda.grobler@hmc.ox.ac.uk).

Visiting Fellowships

Magdalen College proposes to elect a Visiting Fellow or Fellows for the academic year 2004--5. In addition, a Robert S. Campbell Visiting Fellow may be elected for research in law, especially commercial or competition law.

Further details and an application form may be obtained from the Administrative Secretary, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU (telephone: Oxford (2)76060, e-mail: elizabeth.martin@magd.ox.ac.uk), or at http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk/vacancies/. Completed forms must be returned not later than 18 December 2003.

Each fellowship is tenable for three years at a stipend starting at £14,029 per annum (under review). The fellow is a member of the governing body of the college and is entitled to free lunches and dinners, to a research allowance, and to either free rooms or a discretionary housing allowance. It is likely that successful candidates will be required to live within a certain radius of Oxford during the period of their appointment.

Magdalen College exists to promote excellence in education and research, and is an equal opportunities employer.


NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Excellent secretarial skills are required as well as conscientious attention to detail.

For an informal discussion of the post, contact the Chief Secretary on Oxford (2)78554.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 25 July. Interviews are scheduled for 5 August and 6 August.

Appointment of Junior Dean

Pembroke College proposes to appoint a Junior Dean for a period of two years from 1 October 2003. The Junior Dean will be required to reside in college, free of charge, and will also receive free meals at high table and a stipend of £1,291 in the first year, rising to £1,614 in the second year, which will be additional to any other income which the appointee may receive. Pembroke College employs two Junior Deans, starting in alternate years. The new Junior Dean will learn from and work with the current Junior Dean in his or her first year, assisting the Dean and other college officers in the smooth running of the college. Applicants must be graduates, and it is expected that they will be pursuing advanced study or research.

Pembroke College is an equal opportunities employer.


QUEEN'S COLLEGE

The appointment will be made on the university senior library, administrative staff, scale 2 (£21,125--£27,339 per annum, depending upon experience).

Appointment of Library Assistant

From early September the Library at St Edmund Hall needs a full-time member of staff to help with the running of a busy student library. The main duties cover the day-to-day running of the Library, including loans, supervising shelving staff, periodicals, binding, the photocopier, and discipline. It would be an advantage to have knowledge of Corel WordPerfect, and some Microsoft software; and also of the university libraries' online system, OLIS.

Applications should be sent to the Librarian, St Edmund Hall, Queen's Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR (telephone: (Oxford 2)79062). Enquiries should be directed to the same address.

Lamb and Flag Studentships 2003

Three Graduate Studentships are available at St John's College from 1 October 2003.

Candidates must have applied for, and failed to obtain, full funding from other sources.

One of the studentships has no further restrictions. Two are restricted both by nationality (to UK and EU nationals only) and by subject (to degrees in arts, humanities, social sciences, and mathematics).

Selection will be by application form and references, and the submission of written work may be requested. There will be no interview. Application forms may be obtained from the Secretary to the Tutor for Graduates, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP (e-mail: graduate.admissions@sjc.ox.ac.uk). Information is also available on the St John's College Web site at http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk/.

Applications must be submitted, and referees' reports received, by no later than 4 September. Applicants will be notified of the outcome as soon as practicable thereafter.

Appointment of Domestic Bursar

Wycliffe Hall is seeking a Domestic Bursar to manage its buildings, including maintenance and domestic affairs of the college. This is a high-profile senior post requiring financial competency, and good interpersonal, management, and organisational skills. The working hours will be thirty-five per week.

Further details may be obtained from Mrs Margaret Thomson, Wycliffe Hall, 54 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6PW (e-mail: margaret.thomson@wycliffe.ox.ac.uk

).


UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

The appointment will be subject to the statutes and ordinances of the University of Cambridge.

Informal enquiries can be made to Dr Richard Beadle (telephone: 01223 338716, e-mail: rb243@cam.ac.uk).

The appointment will be subject to the statutes and ordinances of the University of Cambridge.

Informal enquiries can be made to Professor John C. Gray, Department of Plant Sciences, Downing Street, Cambridge (telephone: 01223 333958 or 01223 333925, e-mail: john.gray@plantsci.cam.ac.uk).

College Lectureship and Fellowship in Law

This lectureship will be tenable from 1 October 2003 and will be for four years. The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Cambridge, to undertake up to twelve hours of teaching per week for the college during full term, to act as College Director of Studies in Law, and to undertake research. Candidates should normally be able to teach at least two subjects forming part of the Cambridge Law Tripos, at least one of which should be a foundation subject.

Further particulars are available on the college Web site at http://www. christs.cam.ac.uk, or may requested in writing from the Master's Assistant, Christ's College, Cambridge CB2 3BU. Letters of application (no forms) should be sent to the Master's Assistant to arrive by Monday, 21 July. These should include details of qualifications, publications, and experience, and the names and addresses of two persons who have agreed to act as academic referees. Candidates should arrange for their referees to write directly the Master's Assistant so that references are received by the closing date of Monday, 21 July. Short-listed candidates will be asked for copies of written work and invited for interview on Friday, 1 August.


FITZWILLIAM COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

The fellowships are open to candidates who are at present carrying out research at whatever stage for a doctoral degree of Cambridge or any other British or Irish university, or who have recently (normally defined as less than one year before the date of application) completed their course of study for this degree; and also to candidates for a doctorate at other universities who are graduates of a British or Irish university.

Subjects are restricted to: archaeology and anthropology, architecture, classics including ancient history, engineering, English, geography, geology and geophysics, history of art, law and criminology, and social and political sciences.

Where a stipend is paid, a fellowship can be pensionable under USS. A stipendiary fellow already holding an award from another organisation, such as a Research Council or similar body, will be paid a stipend from the date such an award expires. Stipends are reviewed at the same time as university stipends. The current rates are: pre-doctoral £13,105--£15,129, postdoctoral £14,117--£16,150 (under review), with an additional allowance, which is currently £2,300, for any Research Fellow not resident in college. A non-stipendiary fellow will be entitled to the living-out allowance and to the full privileges of a Research Fellow at the college, as set out in the further particulars.

Before applying, those interested should obtain the further particulars, including details of privileges and responsibilities applicable to all Research Fellowships, an application form, and two referees forms, either by sending an A4 stamped-addressed envelope to the Master's Secretary, Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge CB3 ODG, or from the Fitzwilliam College Web site, http://www.fitz.cam.ac.uk/, under `Vacancies'. Applications should be sent to the Master no later than Thursday, 5 February 2004.

Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship to be held in Arts or Social Sciences. The fellowship is tenable for three years, ordinarily from 1 October 2004. However, the successful candidate may start the fellowship on any date between 1 January and 1 October 2004. The fellowship is open to graduates of, or research students in, universities in the United Kingdom. It is hoped to elect a man or woman who, on 1 October 2003 will, in the college's view, have completed not more than four years of research. Any application from a person who completed the course for his or her first degree before 1 June 1999 should, therefore, be accompanied by a statement of his or her occupation or employment since completing that course.

A Research Fellow is entitled to the privileges of a fellow, including rooms and some meals. Some privileges will be available immediately after election, in December 2003, before admission to the fellowship. Remuneration for a Research Fellow is set at the UGSS scales, step 3 (£15,129) to step 5 (£17,206) over the three years of fellowship, which will incorporate a cap at the year 2 level of step 4 (£16,150), if a Ph.D. has not been awarded by the end of that second year. The remuneration is subject to a deduction if the fellow is resident in college. A Research Fellow not resident in college receives a `living-out' allowance, currently of £1,221 per annum. Children's allowances are also payable. Increase in these rates is pending. A candidate who holds another award may expect to receive a supplementary payment from the college, provided this is allowed by the award-giving body.

The completed application form, together in each case with a statement of not more than 1,000 words outlining the applicant's present and proposed research, must be received in the college by 12 September. Candidates must also arrange that testimonials are sent directly to the college, to be received not later than this same date, by two referees familiar with their work.

Appointment of Chair of the Von Hügel Institute

Applications are invited for the position of Chair of the Institute, tenable from 1 October 2003. The institute fosters significant academic work in the field of the relation of Christianity to society particularly through education, poverty, science, and the promotion of more just social structures. The work is undertaken in a broad ecumenical context.

The successful candidate will be responsible to the college council and will be considered for election to a fellowship. There will be a modest honorarium. Further information about the institute can be found at http://www.st-edmunds.cam.ac.uk.

Research Fellowships

The college council is seeking to make elections to two Research Fellowships, each tenable for three years, to commence on 1 October 2004. Candidature for one fellowship will be restricted to those pursuing or intending to pursue research in the arts and social sciences. Candidature for the second fellowship is restricted to matriculated members of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, but there is no restriction as to their research area. It is likely that the successful candidates will be close to submission of their Ph.D. (or equivalent) at the time of their election or will have completed within the last three years.

The holder of a Research Fellowship will be encouraged to teach for the college for up to six hours a week, for which additional payment is made. The permission of the council is required for other paid work and all emoluments received must be disclosed to the council. Council may reduce the research fellowship stipend in the light of other income received.

The college is an equal opportunities employer.

Diary

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


Friday 18 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Japanese export ware', 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.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard, Programme 1' (follow-up day) (see information above).


Saturday 19 July

NATIONAL ARCHAEOLOGY DAY: `Hidden history at the Ashmolean'---handle archaeological materials from the Oxfordshire region and follow a trail in the museum, Ashmolean, 2--4 p.m. (Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Tuesday 22 July

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing contract research staff' (day 4), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Pre-Raphaelites', 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.)


Wednesday 23 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to landscape painting', 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.)


Friday 25 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Impressionism and before', 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.)


Tuesday 29 July

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


Wednesday 30 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to porcelain', 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.)


Friday 1 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Islamic lustreware', 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.)


Tuesday 5 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass of four millennia', 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.)


Wednesday 6 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to western painting', 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.)


Friay 8 August ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The sculpture of Greece and Gandhara', 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.)

Tuesday 12 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The building of Cockerell's Ashmolean', 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.)


Wednesday 13 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': `The Anglo-Saxon collections' (Dr Arthur MacGregor), 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.)


Friday 15 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Symbols in western painting', 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.)


Tuesday 19 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Old Master prints' (special exhibition), 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.)


Wednesday 20 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to 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.)


Friday 22 August

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


Tuesday 26 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Faces behind the mask', 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.)


Wednesday 27 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to costume', 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.)