Oxford University Gazette: 17 June 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4671: 17 June 2004

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


Register of Congregation

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

Holmes, C.C., Lincoln

Hayden, J.P., Faculty of Physiological Sciences

Hodges, P.W., Corpus Christi

Hood, C.A., BM, B.Ch., St Anne's

Morrison, J.A., MA, Christ Church

Walker, S.E.C., Wolfson


For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 2 July 2004, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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

    • *1 Encaenia
    • *2 Honorary Degrees
  • CONGREGATION 29 June 2004 2 p.m.
    • *1 Voting on Legislative Proposal: Harassment
    • *2 Approval of nomination of `external' member of the Council of the University
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies



Vacation Courses in English for Academic Studies (EFL)

Essentials of academic writing

21--4 June, Monday–Wednesday 9.30–11.45 a.m. and 1--3.15 p.m., Thursday 9.30 a.m.–12.45 p.m. Fee: £95.

English for Academic Visitors

5--22 July, Monday–Thursday 9.15 a.m.--12.45 p.m. Fee: £195.

Pre-sessional courses in English

26 July-17 September, Monday–Friday for four weeks or eight weeks (no classes Wednesdays except Bank Holiday week).

Further details and booking information may be obtained from the Information Officer, Angela Pinkney, at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: (2)83360, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, Web pages: www.lang.ox.ac.uk).

Language Centre Library

The library is open throughout the summer and provides facilities for language learning in over 130 languages. More information is available at www.lang.ox.ac.uk/library.

Language Centre opening hours during the summer:

Ninth Week (21--5 June): Monday–Friday, 9.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m.

Vacation: Monday–Friday, 8.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m.


The Oxford University Society (OUS) is the official alumni organisation of the University of Oxford. Its object is to advance the interests of the University of Oxford. All who have matriculated at the University, or who have engaged in academic work in the University or in any college, are eligible for free membership.

The Society supports a world-wide network of over 100 branches, run by volunteers. Branch events usually have an educational, intellectual, and enjoyable social dimension, frequently with a visitor from Oxford as speaker. Events help to bring members together and keep them better informed about the contemporary University.

Details of branches and forthcoming events can be found on the Society's Web pages, http://www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/.

The Society's address is: Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB (telephone: Oxford (2)88088, fax: (2)88086).


McDonnell Visiting Fellowships

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

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

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

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

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


Technology Transfer

Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7SG

Isis Innovation Ltd is the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford, commercialising the research generated within and owned by the University. Established in 1988, Isis is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University, founded to evaluate, protect, and market the University's intellectual property (where there are no pre-existing exploitation arrangements). In 2002, Oxford University Consulting became part of Isis, matching business consulting needs with University researchers. Isis provides researchers with commercial advice, funds patent applications and legal costs, negotiates exploitation and spin-out company agreements, and identifies and manages consultancy opportunities for University researchers. Isis works on projects from all areas of the University's research activities including the life sciences, physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Isis welcomes contact from any researcher interested in technology transfer and consultancy opportunities. Visit www.isis-innovation.com to learn more about Isis' activities, including its portfolio of technologies and spin-out companies, and to see the `Information for Oxford Researchers' resource.

For more information contact one of Isis' Group Heads: Linda Naylor, Life Sciences (telephone: (2)80910, e-mail: linda.naylor@isis.ox.ac.uk); David Baghurst, Physical Sciences (telephone: (2)80858, e-mail: david.baghurst@isis.ox.ac.uk); or Mark Taylor, Business Innovation and Consulting (telephone: (2)80824, e-mail: mark.taylor@isis.ox.ac.uk).


Museum of the History of Science

The following promenade concerts will be held at 3 p.m. on Sundays in the Museum of the History of Science. Admission is free.



Wolfson College

LAZAR GOSMAN, violin, and NATASHA KOVAL-PADEN, piano, will perform works by Bloch, Stravinsky, Shostakovitch, Elgar, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, 20 June, in the the Hall, Wolfson College. Tickets, costing £10 (students £4), are available from the college. The concert is given in aid of the Academic Research Centre Development Campaign.


PROFESSOR LAURA STOKER, Berkeley, will lecture at 3.30 p.m. on Friday, 18 June, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: Professor C. Wlezien.

Subject: `Are citizens' policy opinions self-interested?'


Begbroke Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 6.30 p.m. on the days shown in the Begbroke Science Park. Those wishing to attend should contact Dr Rebecca Lingwood to reserve a place (e-mail: rebecca.lingwood@begbroke.ox.ac.uk).

Thur. 8 July: `Use of simulation in BMW's chassis design process.'

Tue. 27 July: `Success of the MINI: an overview of the key success factors of the MINI, including heritage, product, brand, strategy, and the new convertible.'


OLIVIER DUHAMEL, MEP, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 22 June, in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College. The meeting will be chaired by Kalypso Nicolaïdis.

Enquiries should be directed to the Maison Française (telephone: (2)74220, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk, Web: www.mfo.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: : `The way to the European Constitution: will and chaos.'


An examination will be held in the Examination Schools on Monday, 4 October 2004 and the following day at 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m., for Dean Ireland's and the Craven University Scholarships for the promotion of classical learning and taste. The examination will consist of four papers: Latin Unseen Translation, Greek Unseen Translation, Essays, and a choice of Latin Prose or Greek Prose or Critical Papers.

Dean Ireland's Scholarship, the value of which will be £400, is open to members of the University who have not exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation. The person elected to be Dean Ireland's scholar, if not already elected to a Craven Scholarship, shall be elected at the same time to be first Craven Scholar.

The Craven Scholarships (three in number), the value of which will be £200 each, are open to members of the University who have not exceeded the twelfth term from their matriculation. No person may be elected twice to a Craven Scholarship.

Candidates must complete and send an entry form to Karen Brill, Classics Faculty Board Secretary and Administrator, by Friday, 3 September. Forms are available from Ms Brill at the Classics Centre, 65 St Giles' (e-mail: karen.brill@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Candidates must obtain the consent of the head of their college to enter for these scholarships.


The Board of the Faculty of Law announces that the Eldon Law Scholarship, value not less than £5,250 per annum, is awarded annually to be held for up to two years.

Candidates must be members of the University of Oxford who:

(a) have passed their examination for any Second Public Examination, or for the Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law or for the Degree of Magister Juris; and

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

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

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

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

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

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

Applications, accompanied by a curriculum vitae, must be sent to the Secretary to the Eldon Committee (on a form obtainable from him—e-mail ray.morris@law.ox.ac.uk), Law Faculty Office, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL, not later than Friday, 29 October, in a sealed envelope marked `Eldon Scholarship Application'. The Eldon Law Scholarship Committee will summon those candidates they wish to interview in Oxford on Saturday, 5 February 2005.



The Supervisory Committee has approved the following courses for 2004–5.

Section A

Schedule I

Analytic Topology
Axiomatic Set Theory
Enumerative Combinatorics
Finite Groups and Their Representations
Godel's Incompleteness Theorems
Group Theory
Lambda Calculus and Types
Lie Algebras
Model Theory

Schedule II

Algebraic Number Theory
Analytic Number Theory
Order, Topology and Computer Science

Section B

Schedule I

Applied Probability
Communication Theory
The Logic of Multi-Agent Information Flow

Schedule II

Computational Group Theory
Computational Number Theory
Computer Aided Formal Verification
Parallel Scientific Computation

Further courses may be announced later.


Honour School of Engineering Science Part II 2005

Candidates must offer three papers from those listed below. In Lists 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 each paper will assume knowledge of material examined in the corresponding Part I paper B1, B2, B3, B4, or B5.

List 1 Mechanical Engineering

C1A Thermofluids

C1B Mechanics of Materials

List 2 Civil Engineering

C2A Structures and Fluids

C2B Geotechnics

List 3 Electrical Engineering

C3A Opto-electronics

C3B Advanced Electronics

List 4 Information Engineering

C4A Control Systems

C4B Information Engineering

List 5 Chemical Engineering

C5A Chemical Processes

C5B Chemical Technology

List 6 (no prerequisite B-paper)

C6A Production Engineering

C6B Engineering Mathematics

C6C Biomedical Engineering

Information about content of the various papers is published in the General Scheme of Lectures for Engineering Science.


(i) Candidates taking part in an exchange scheme must offer an equivalent approved collection of course options.

(ii) Candidates undertaking a twenty-four week placement overseas must offer the equivalent of three C papers from those listed above; the combination of papers selected to be approved by the Chairman of the Sub-faculty of Engineering Science.


Honour School of Engineering and Materials Part II 2005

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Materials has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Materials 2005. Candidates must offer three papers from those listed below.

EME1. Electronic Materials and Devices

Advanced Electronic Properties; Novel Electronic Materials and Devices; Superconductivity: Materials and Devices; Structure and Electrical Properties of Defects in Crystals; Semiconductor Device Fabrication.

EME2. Optoelectronics

Fundamentals of Optics; Optoelectronic Components; Imaging and Display; Optoelectronic Systems.

SME1. Structural Materials I

Melt Processing; Advanced Engineering Alloys; Fracture and Fatigue; Creep; Mechanics of Composites.

SME2. Structural Materials II

Polymer Engineering; Design with Ceramics; Structural Biomaterials; Advanced Polymeric Materials.


Final Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science Part II 20054 The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science 2005. Undergraduates must offer the equivalent of three three-hour papers from those listed below.

  • C3A Opto-electronics
  • C3B Advanced electronics
  • C4A Control systems
  • C4B Information engineering
  • C6B Engineering mathematics
  • C6C Biomedical Engineering
  • Compilers* (Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Computer Graphics* (Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Databases* (Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Intelligent Systems I and II (Honour School of Computer Science
  • Object Oriented Design* (Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Programming Languages* (Honour School of Computer Science)
  • Security* (Honour School of Computer Science)

Candidates may select one of the following three-hour papers if not already offered in Part I:

  • B3 Electronic Engineering
  • B4 Information Engineering
  • ECS4 Object Oriented Programming (Honour School of Computer Science)
  • ECS5 Concurrent systems, Networks and Operating Systems (Honour School of Computer Science)

Each of the papers in the series C3 and C4 will assume knowledge of the material examined in the corresponding Part I paper B3 or B4.

ECS4 Object Oriented Programming will be a pre-requisite for Object Oriented Design.

Each of the above papers will be of 3 hours in length except those marked * which will be 1½ hours in length and equivalent to half a paper.


Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and Management Part II 2005

The Standing Committee for EEM and Related Schools has approved the following arrangements for the optional Group M and Group C papers.

Candidates selecting the Group M paper(s) must select from the following:

M3 Finance and Accounting
M4 Marketing and Business Policy

Candidates selecting the Group C paper are restricted to selecting one paper or the equivalent of one paper only from the following:

C1A Thermofluids
C1B Mechanics of materials

C2A Structures and fluids
C2B Geotechnics

C3A Opto-electronics
C3B Advanced Electronics

C4A Control systems
C4B Information engineering

C5A Chemical processes
C5B Chemical technology

C6A Production engineering
C6B Engineering mathematics
C6C Biomedical engineering

Each of the papers in the series C1 to C5 will assume knowledge of the material examined in the corresponding Part I paper, B1, B2, B3, B4, or B5. Information about content of the various papers is published in the General Scheme of Lectures for Engineering Science.


Honour Schools of Theology and of Philosophy and Theology, Paper 11: Further Studies in History and Doctrine


The following replaces entry (j), Dostoevsky, in the notice published in the Gazette of 25 March, pages 816–17. Wording in bold type indicates a change from the 25 March notice.

(j) Dostoevsky

Notes From Underground (Vintage, 1993), Part I.

Crime and Punishment (Vintage, 1992), Part I, Chapters 2, 5, and 6.

The Idiot (Granta 2001), Part I, Chapters 5--6; Part II, Chapter 5; Part III, Chapters 5--7.

Demons (Everyman, 2000), Part III, Chapter 7.

The Adolescent (Everyman, 2003), Part III, Chapter 7.3.

`The Heavenly Christmas Tree' and `The Dream of a Ridiculous Man' (from An Honest Thief and Other Stories, Heinemann 1919 et al.)

The Brothers Karamazov (Vintage, 1992), Book V, Chapters 3--5; Book VI; Book VII, Chapter 4; Book XI, Chapter 9; Epilogue, Chapter 3.


With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards will come into effect on 2 July.

Humanities, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Social Sciences, and Medical Sciences Boards

Special Regulations for Philosophy in all Honour Schools including Philosophy

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 423, delete ll. 32–9 and substitute: `Candidates will be given an opportunity to show first-hand knowledge of some principal historical writings on this subject, including those of Aristotle, Hume and Kant, but will not be required to do so. Questions will normally be set on the following topics:

1. The Metaphysics of Ethics: including the nature of morality and moral properties, the truth-aptness of moral judgements, moral knowledge and moral relativism.

2. Value and Normativity: including good and right, reasons, rationality, motivation, moral dilemmas.

3. Self-interest, Altruism, and Amoralism.

4. Ethical Theories: including consequentialism, utilitarianism, and contractualism.

5. Specific Moral Concepts: including happiness, wellbeing, rights, virtue, fairness, equality, and desert.

6. Moral Psychology: including conscience, guilt and shame, freedom and responsibility.

7. Applied Ethics, including medical ethics.'


Christ Church

PATRICK MICHAEL KNOX ELLERTON, 26 May 2004; commoner 1944. Aged 78.

MILES EDWIN REDFORD ROWBOTTOM, FRSA, 19 October 2003; commoner 1954. Aged 67.

DONALD DUNDAS SCOTT, 24 May 2004; commoner 1943. Aged 80.


Corpus Christi College

JOHN ALAN SPEARES, MA, OBE; commoner 1938–9 and 1948. Aged 84.

Keble College

Ronald Reagan, 5 June 2004; President of the United States of America, 1981--9; Honorary Fellow, 1994--2003. Aged 93.

Merton College

SAMUEL BRIDGE, 24 May 2004; commoner 1927–30. Aged 96.

DENNIS RAYMOND CHAPMAN, April 2004; Postmaster 1945–8. Aged 78.

St Anne's College

MRS JANE MARY SHOLL (née Donovan), 22 May 2004; commoner 1972--6. Aged 49.

MRS DIANA PERRY (née Coxhead), MA, 17 January 2004; Home Student 1934--8. Aged 88.

St Hilda's College

MARGARET JOAN ROGERS (née Craven), BA, 30 April 2004; commoner 1937–40. Aged 85.

DOROTHY WHITTAKER (née Powell), MA, 19 May 2004; commoner 1940–3. Aged 81.

St Hugh's College

MISS ELLEN BARBARA STURGIS, 8 May 2004; English 1930. Aged 91.

MRS JEAN WYNNE (née Richardson), 2 May 2004; Modern Languages 1931. Aged 90.

MISS EDITH LAURA OLDHAM, 2004; Modern History 1938.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands, and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday in term, also on the Wednesday before term starts, the Wednesday after the end of term and during the summer holidays. Newcomers with children (0-4 years) meet every Friday in term from 10.15 a.m. to 12 midday. Other term time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group, and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks and garden trips. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday from the equipment room---open all year except for 2 weeks at Christmas and Easter. Visit our Web site: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

The Chairman and Committee invite newcomers, husbands, partners and children to a Strawberry and Wine Party, to be held in the Club Room on 17 June, 5.30 p.m.–7 p.m.

Volunteers Sought

Orinoco---The Oxfordshire Scrapstore recycles clean, commercial waste materials (card, paper, colourful plastics, foils, tubing, fabrics, etc) to community groups, at low cost, for all kinds of creative activities. We also operate a paint and garden tools re-use scheme. Volunteers needed---flexible hours---expenses paid. Orinoco is also currently searching for a shop front, premises or similar. Can you help? Tel: 01865 761113 or email orinoco.scrapstore@lineone.net.


Summer evenings at the Ashmolean: Every Thurs. throughout June, July and Aug. the Museum is open until 7 p.m. Join us for an exciting programme of lectures and gallery talks, e.g.: Thur. 17 June, `Masterpieces of English Silver: an introduction to the Farrer Gallery' by T. Wilson; `Helen of Troy'the face that launched a thousand ships' by K. McLaughlin; Thur. 24 June: `Introduction to the delights of the Print room' by K. Heard; `The Pre-Raphaelites'. For times and to book in advance: Tel.: 01865 278015.

Selling exhibition. Fireworks: British Society of Enamellers, at the Garden Gallery, Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock. Contemporary decorative objects, jewellery, and wall pieces. Enamelled wall panels by guest artist Dale Devereux Barker. 13 June--10 July, Tues.--Sat. 10 a.m.--5 p.m., and Sun. 2 p.m.--5 p.m. (last admission 4.30 p.m.). Free admission. www.enamellers.org. Tel.: 01993 811456.

Plaque Unveiling

Walter and Clara Pater. Members of the University and interested members of the public are invited to attend the unveiling of a blue plaque to Walter Pater (1839--94), author and scholar, and Clara Pater (1841--1910), pioneer of women's education. Sat., 3 July, 12.00 noon, at 2 Bradmore Road, Oxford, where the Paters lived between 1869 and 1885. RSVP and information: l.brake@bbk.ac.uk.


Oxford Chamber Music Festival. Russia +. 25 June--2 July 2004. Artistic Director: Priya Mitchell. Prokoviev, Schnittke, Rachmaninov, Gubaidulina, Rimsky-Korsakov, Stravinsky, and more. 15 concerts, 26 outstanding young musicians, Russian composers in residence, masterclass, Russian Brunch and Russian Folk Jam, plus Philip Pullman and Jeannette Winterson. Locations: Sheldonian Theatre, Holywell Music Room, Jacqueline du Pré Building, Freud Café. Book with Music at Oxford: www.musicatoxford.com. Tel.: 0870 750 0659, or with the Oxford Playhouse: www.ticketsoxford.com. Tel.: 01865 305305. Tickets also available at the door. Web site: www.oxfordfestival.com.

Antiques Bought and Sold

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

Periodicals Bought and Sold

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

Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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

Cafe Zouk

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

Services Offered

Typing service. Manuscript typing (not thesis typing): £10 per hour/4 sides A4. Fast and accurate. Contact Louise Pim on 01865 721582.

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

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

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).

For general property repairs, odd jobs and maintenance (shelving, cupboards, basic plumbing, decorating and electrical work), give me a call. Excellent references. Contact Anthony Swift on 01865 762576.

Personal Training Services

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

Domestic Services

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

Situations Vacant

Hertford College is recruiting EFL teachers, CELTA and experience essential. Please contact conferences@hertford.ox.ac.uk.

St Clare's, Oxford. Required as soon as possible, well-qualified teachers of Korean and Albanian to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to young native speakers in their mother tongue. Please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333. Fax: 01865 517319. Email: catherine.gospel@stclares.ac.uk.

Oriental Institute, Oxford. Applications are invited for a full-time receptionist. This is a varied and interesting role in a friendly working environment and includes working with the Assistant Janitor to look after the building. Terms and conditions include enhanced overtime rates (increasing the annual salary range to £12,089.21--£14,403.73), a generous holiday entitlement, and membership in the University pension scheme. Closing date: Fri., 16 July 2004. For an application form and further particulars, please contact the Faculty Office, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE. Tel. 01865 288200. Email: orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk. Web site: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.

Houses to Let

North Oxford (Jericho): fully-furnished, recently redecorated house, secluded garden, available from 1 Sept. for 1 year or less. Charming, cosy, quiet, c.h., easy to maintain, 2 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes; walk to University, train and coach stations, near best schools, parks. Two bedrooms £1,250 p.m.; 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Tel. J. Mackrell in Oxford (evenings or 7--8 a.m.), on: 01865 775567. E-mail: mackrelj@btopenworld.com. Or contact A. Gaston in Canada: +613 745 1368, fax: +613 745 0299, e-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.

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

Milton, Oxfordshire. Modern detached house, 1 mile from A34 (excellent road to Oxford, links to M4 and M40). Sitting room, dining room/study, luxury fitted kitchen with all mod. cons., breakfast room, cloakroom, 1 en suite bedroom, 2 double/1 single bedrooms, family bathroom. Double garage, workshop, garden, patio, off-street parking and secure fencing. Fully furnished (incl. linen, china, pans, utensils). £1,300 p.c.m. Deposit £2,600. Available July. Contact Agent (+44 1235) 834740 or diamar@onetel.net.uk.

2-bedroom Victorian terrace house in cosmopolitan East Oxford available from Sept. to Christmas (dates negotiable). Newly renovated. Close to shops, 10 min. cycle or easy walk/bus link to city centre. Bikes provided. £750 p.m. negotiable. Tel.: 01865 275145 or email john.pannell@plants.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford . Charming recently built semi-detached houses, fully furnished and equipped to high standard with a choice of 2 bedrooms + study and 4 bedrooms, all with master bedroom (en suite), family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge. Kitchen diner, landscaped garden and private parking. Located in an excellent residential area close to Summertown shopping and sporting amenities, with easy access to most hospital and university departments. Best suited to mature professional or visiting academics. £975/£1,195 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144, Fax.: 01865 437996 or email a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Central North Oxford. Very large family house with spectacular glazed open-plan living space. 3--4 reception rooms, 5--6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, shower room, well furnished, fully equipped, nice garden, off-street parking for 3 cars, use of small boat on the Thames. Available from Aug. for the 04/05 academic year. £3,750 p.c.m, cleaner and gardener/handyman included. Contact: 01865 316202 or email jj@jjteam.demon.co.uk for photos and further details.

Newly renovated house. Two available bedrooms, bath and en suite, patio and small garden, all appliances. Quiet neighbourhood, close to local shops, with easy bus access to centre. Professional couple preferred. No smoking. Available 21 Aug.--end Dec. £750 p.c.m. plus utilities. Tel.: 01865 779041 or email cardy@thphys.ox.ac.uk.

Idyllic Cotswold farmhouse in pretty village, 12 miles north of Oxford (excellent bus service). Four bedrooms, sunny kitchen with Aga, attic playroom. Charming library with wood-burning stove in garden. Sitting room, open fire, c.h. Large south-facing garden, river nearby. Parking. Available this autumn, rent negotiable in return for feeding resident cat. Perfect for writing or studying in peace, with or without family (non-smokers only). Tel.: 01993 898313. Email: carolinefriend@oxfree.com.

St John Street, Oxford. 4--5-bedroom town house available to family or professionals in Sept. Double garage, kitchen, dining room, living room, basement, small courtyard. In range of £2,500 p.c.m. Please contact Jason on 0777 5524247.

Marston. Comfortable, semi-detached house, available in July for one year. Fully refurbished and furnished, with 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, fitted kitchen, gas c.h., bathroom with electric shower, and garden. Quiet location with good views of central Oxford, close to JR Hospital and cycle track across parks to city centre. Good bus route. £700 p.c.m. plus bills and council tax. Email: Mchapman@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk.

Marston. A delightful, fully-furnished 3--4-bedroom house near the JR Hospital with walking/biking distance to both universities and city centre and on bus route. Available from Sept. 2004 for one year minimum. Modern kitchen, new double-glazed windows and doors, new bathroom with power shower, front and back gardens and a furnished garden studio for additional sitting/study. £1,000 p.c.m. plus bills. Non-smokers only. Tel: 01865 404836 (weekdays); 01865 316688 (weekends). Pictures of the rooms can be requested via email. Contact yiping6372@ctsu.ox.ac.uk.

Headington, Bickerton Road. Beautiful semi-detached Victorian house, with living room, dining room, kitchen, utility room, 3 bedrooms, bathroom with power shower, study, piano, lovely garden. Fully furnished, g.c.h., all appliances, newly decorated and carpeted. Peaceful residential street near hospitals. Available early Aug. 2004 to late July 2005. Suit visiting academic/medical couple or small family. £1,100 p.c.m. Photos on Finders Keepers Web site (www.finders.co.uk ref. 8104). Email: annat@finders.co.uk or tel.: 01865 200012.

Marlborough Road. Attractive furnished 2-bedroom house, with large sitting room and kitchen, backing on to the meadow. Available late June. £850 p.c.m. Contact Dr. Peter Collett on 01865 744073 or collett.research@virgin.net.

Stone cottage in peaceful, rural setting, completely self-contained. Large bed/sitting room, newly fitted kitchen and bathroom with shower. W/machine and tumble-dryer. Open views over countryside. Ten miles north of Oxford, 5 min. from M40. Would suit single non-smoker with a car. Early viewing recommended. Available from mid-Sept. £480 p.c.m. Tel.: 01869 343242.

North Oxford . 3-bedroom family house near beautiful park. Conservatory and incorporated loft, separate WC and bathroom, plus additional toilet. All double-glazed and fully furnished incl. microwave, w/machine and dryer. Lots of space. 2 min. from bus, 10 min. cycling from city centre. Available from Aug. for one year or more. Children welcome. £860 p.c.m. Contact macondo2004@tiscali.co.uk. Tel.: 0798 4824849.

Flats to Let

The Wharf House: a range of elegantly furnished 1, 2, and 3 bedroom canal side apartments within a secure gated development. A convenient city base for a short stay with serviced options available. Let Finders Keepers make your time in Oxford a pleasant one. Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011. Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: 2 luxury fully furnished flats, furnished to a very high standard; each has large double bedroom, drawing room, kitchen, bathroom; on first and second floors. Both available end June. Also: lovely ground floor flat, large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Available end Sept. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Upper Wolvercote. Self-contained comfortable modernised one bedroom flat on second floor of old family house overlooking Port Meadow in pretty location. Light and airy, all mod. cons., stunning views. Convenient for University and Oxford city, with rural surroundings. Bedroom with en suite shower, kitchen/dining room. Parking, cycling and/or bus ride 15--20 min. to city centre. Suit non-smoking academic/professional. £695 p.c.m. excl. telephone. Available July. Refs. required. wrldco@aol.com.

Central North Oxford. One- and two-bedroom spacious apartments in a charming grand and secure Victorian converted house, ample parking and within minutes' walk from most central university and hospital departments. Best suited to mature professional and visiting academics. One-bedroom flats available from July and from mid-Sept. from £750 p.c.m., 2-bedroom flats available from early and late Sept. from £875 p.c.m. All available for the next academic year. Tel.: 01865 516144. Fax 01865 437996. a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

North Oxford , Lovelace Square. Two bedrooms, living room, bathroom, kitchen and shared garden. Available immediately until June 2005. £875 p.c.m. + council tax + utilities. Contact julie.dearden@hertford.ox.ac.uk Central North Oxford, Bardwell Road. Charming flat in converted Victorian house, south-facing over gardens. Living room with fully-equipped kitchen area (washer/dryer, dishwasher), double bedroom, single bedroom/study, excellent storage, attractively decorated and furnished, parking, gardens (communally cared for). Available for 1 year or more from mid-Sept. or earlier if wished. Contact doreen@mcbarnet.fsnet.co.uk.

Summertown, North Oxford. Two-bedroom flat, just 1 ½ miles from city centre and a few minutes walk from shops. Quiet, light and airy second floor (top) flat with lovely southern outlook over trees and fields. Recent kitchen and bathroom. Unfurnished (but incl. appliances and fitted wardrobes). Parking for 1 car. Available now at £850 p.m. Tel.: 07802 754154 or email mark@bayrock.co.uk.

River view. Close to station, city centre and colleges. Quiet, sunny first floor flat with 2 bedrooms and a small balcony overlooking river. Fully furnished, newly decorated; entry phone and parking. Suit 2--3 sharing. £850 p.c.m. excl. Tel.: 01865 241360 or 07899 915393.

Summertown. Studio flat in Thorncliffe Road, a ten-minute bus-ride from city centre. Available 1 Sept. The flat consists of one room, with separate kitchen and separate bathroom. It is self-contained, fully furnished and recently refurbished, with own telephone. £545 p.c.m. incl. (except electricity). Non-smokers only. Suitable for one person only. Tel: 01865 513057 or email cstreadwell@hotmail.com.

Gloucester Green. Centrally-located furnished 2-bedroom flat available from 1 Aug. Quiet side of building. One double, one single bedroom; hallway, bathroom (WC/bath/shower), sitting room and kitchen. No smoking or pets. £890 p.c.m. excl. bills. Tel.: 01865 552648, 07817 665762, or 07812 086060; email: bededunlop@hotmail.com.

Vacation Lets

Short summer let. Two-bedroom Victorian house with garden in quiet, friendly neighbourhood available from 25 June to 10 Aug. Twelve min. walk to Oxford city centre, frequent buses. £790 p.m. or 200 p.w. excl. bills. Tel.: 01865 240 782.

Self-catering Apartments

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

Accommodation Offered

Little Garden B&B: `A home from home'. Single £38, double £50. Reduced monthly rates. Tel.: 01865 358578.

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

Comfortable rooms available now in pleasant North Oxford house. Short stay (up to 3 months). £55 p.w. (a bargain price!) Book by tel.: 01865 511657 or email: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

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.

Are you a postgraduate or mature student and on a budget? Are you looking for accommodation for 2004/5 and like the sound of Summertown? Could you be in every night from 10.30 p.m. during term-time? Please contact accommodation@doverbroecks.com. Tel.: 01865 888935.

Catherine Street, Oxford. Room to let in cosy 2-bedroom house, sharing with friendly musician from mid-Aug. £300 p.c.m. plus bills and council tax. Call Nick or Claudia on 01865 728271.

Office Accommodation

North Oxford , 800 yards from St Giles. A complex of four rooms (garden bungalow) incl. an annexe in detached premises off the Woodstock Road. Separate entrance, with all facilities. Computer and fax input, BT telephone, car parking, c.h. and hot/cold water. Total alarmed security. Five star interior and exterior appearance. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 51 11 11.


Accommodation Sought

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

Responsible, friendly n-s couple (professional/Ph.D. student) seek 2-bedroom house or flat within 3 miles from city centre from mid-Aug. for at least one year. Ideally with easy access to the centre and the possibility of installing cable or Sky TV/broadband. £800 p.c.m. max. Tel.: 01865 244354 or email charlespelling@hotmail.com.

Accommodation Exchange

Boston, Massachusetts. Home Exchange. Current Sr. Visiting Research Fellow at St John's is interested in home exchange, July and Aug. 2005 and/or Jan.--July 2006. Seeking flat or house near University suitable for academic couple. We have a wonderful, sunny, first-floor apartment in Brookline, Mass., one block from Boston proper; excellent access to all public transportation and all major universities. Quiet, tree-lined street, delightful shops and restaurants nearby. Entrance hall, dining room, living room, eat-in kitchen, 2 studies (one with couch that pulls out to become double bed), queen bed in master bedroom, heated sun porch, 2 bathrooms, parking, backyard, broadband internet access, cable TV, washer and dryer. I'm in Oxford until the end of July if you'd like to show me your place. nicolerafter@yahoo.com or 283191.

Fancy the Festival? Exchange with Edinburgh University Lecturer 1 Aug.--7 Sept. My place: furnished, large, bright, top-floor two-bedroom Victorian flat overlooking beautiful Water of Leith. Close to West End and Haymarket Railway Station. Princes Street, Scottish Gallery of Modern Art, Dean Gallery, Usher Hall and Traverse Theatre all easy walking distance. Shared pleasure garden with BBQ. Washer-dryer, g.h.c., cable TV. Contact Tim at Tim.Milnes@ed.ac.uk.

Holiday Lets

Andalucia (Gaucin): a uniquely designed villa, newly built as a series of cottages and apartments around a private courtyard and pool. It can be booked exclusively for large groups (up to 13) during the summer months or as individual units (2+) during the remainder of the year. Tel.: 01865 791999 or visit the Web site at www.thespanishvilla.com.

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

Tuscany: Fattoria Corzano e Paterno, family owned and run award winning wine and cheese producing farm, half an hour from Florence, offers faithfully restored houses and apartments for short and longer term rentals. Web site: corzanoepaterno.it. Please contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham, 2000), e-mail: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Experience the Greek islands of Sporades with Thalpos Holidays. Local villa specialist offers lovely houses and villas in the beautiful islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in the Aegean Sea. Whether you are 2 or 20 persons in the party, and whether you wish to stay in the picturesque town, by the clear blue sea or in the breathtaking countryside, we have just what you are looking for. With more than 10 years of experience we are proud to offer high quality holidays and the very best service. See our programme for 2004 on: www.holidayislands.com, or contact us on email: thalpos@otenet.gr. Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.

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. Three nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 p.w. or £950 p.m. 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 email: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large secluded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks. Tel.: Marion on 01865 554122 or email via Web site: www.hidden-sw-france.com.

Barcelona. Beautiful flat available for weekends and breaks in central Barcelona. Sleeps 6. 3 bedrooms, fully-equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies, large sitting room and stunning dining room. 16ft high ceilings, tiled floors throughout. Great for children: English videos, toys and bilingual babysitter (if needed). Please see www.barcelona-breaks.com or call Chris on 07855 323 934.

Costa del Sol. Available 3--17 July. 2 storey apartment, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms. Sleeps 8. Main bedroom (en suite) leads to sun terrace, overlooking landscaped gardens and sea. Second bedroom (en suite). Third bedroom (separate bathroom). Fully-equipped kitchen. Living/dining room (ground floor) leads to patio overlooking gardens and sea. Apartment is air conditioned throughout with Sky TV, DVD, CD player. Facilities include communal pool, tennis court, gym, restaurant, bar, parking. 30 min. drive west of Malaga airport. Puerto Cabopino is a 2km walk along the beach. Marbella, Puerto Banus, Mijas are close by. £750 p.w. Tel.: 07971 098 690.

Barga, Tuscany. Still availability in June and Sept.! Charming 2-bed, 2-bathroom cottage (sleeps 4) in hills overlooking Garfagnana Valley and Carara mountains, with panoramic views and surrounded by vines and olives. 5 min. from bustling market town of Barga, which offers cultural events, swimming, sports and shops. Comfortable accommodation with rustic charm. Sorry, no children under 12. Please contact Mrs J. Collett on 01672 541147 or jane@casacollett.fsnet.co.uk.

Rome, San Giovanni, less than 2 miles from centre. Near country park, delightful cosy period cottage in private garden, recently renovated to a very high standard. 1 bedroom, bathroom, lounge with kitchen area, veranda, roof terrace. Fully and tastefully furnished. Air conditioning, bills incl. Suit couple (non-smokers) with 1 child. Excellent transport links, bars, restaurants, shops nearby. 400 euro p.w./1,300 euro p.m. 0207 370 5794.

Mousehole, Cornwall. Dylan Thomas called Mousehole the most beautiful village in England. We have two attractive little harbour side cottages to let, each sleeping 4. Only 40 yards from each other---two families often come together. Sandy beaches inside; rocky pool outside the harbour walls; fishing is allowed off the quays. £200--440 p.w., in winter from £185 p.w. Contact Mrs Dancy on 01736 7311377 or see www.Mouseholeholidays.co.uk.

Clydesdale. Georgian conversion of stone tower house with large, bright rooms, log stove, c.h. and four oven Aga. Accommodation for 8+4. Peaceful countryside, ó hr. drive south from Glasgow and Edinburgh. (Special low Festival rate.) Garden, hill and forest walking, fishing and Icelandic pony trek. Fresh Scottish produce incl. venison available, and all imaginable fruit, vegetable, herbs at Lanark market. Robert Owen's 18th century utopian mill town at Falls of Clyde nearby. Available July, Aug., Sept. £1,200 p.w. Tel.: 01381 610496 or see www.lhhscotland.com/house24.asp.

Lake Garda (2 km). Two hours from Venice and Milan; Verona and Mántova within easy reach. Two apartments in large villa situated in beautiful garden overlooking valley and mountains, peaceful surroundings and private car park, 2 km from Saló. Both sleep four people. The first has a double bedroom plus extra sleeping area with bunk beds, and large sitting room with kitchen. The second has a double bedroom with bathroom, large sitting room, kitchen with double divan bed. June, Aug., Sept. 400 euro p.w. plus 20 euro for final cleaning; July 500 euro p.w. plus 20 euro for final cleaning. Call or fax Lene Pallesen on 0039 0365 40259.

Montpellier. Charming and light two-bedroom apartment on top floor of 17th century house in heart of pedestrianised historic centre, only minutes from countless restaurants and bars. Tastefully decorated, equipped kitchen, stereo, TV. Views of tiled roof tops and the Pic Saint Loup. Parking available in underground parking 5 min. walk away. 600 euro p.w. Photos on request. Tel.: 0033 616 084154 or email montpelliercharm@skynet.be.

Burgundy, France. Traditional cottage situated in the heart of a small picturesque village near Beaune. Excellent base for touring, cycling, walking, sampling fine wines and excellent cuisine of the region. The cottage sleeps 2--3, has a well-equipped kitchen and living room with dining area, together with a terrace and shaded patio. Some weeks left in July, Aug. and Sept. £260--£290 p.w. Tel.: 01865 331505 or email jameselwin@tiscali.co.uk.

Tuscany, Italy. Charming 17th century farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised with lovely garden and swimming pool. Near Lucca; easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8--10. Not available in Aug. Tel.: 0208 446 4913 or email stein@stein44.fsnet.co.uk.

Bordeaux. Near coast and lake. Europe's best surfing; lake sailing/fishing; Medoc chateaux visiting. Eleven bed villa, some dates available July/Aug. www.villadays.co.uk.

Houses for Sale

Wheatley Village, Oxford. Three-bedroom semi-detached in sought after area. Excellent road and bus access to central Oxford. Approx. 115-ft rear garden and 50-ft front garden, off-street parking for 4 cars. New rewiring and new c.h. throughout. Garage, car port and rear patio. Viewing recommended. £249,995. Contact: savera@onetel.net.uk.

Iffley Fields, Oxford. Beautifully modernised and extended Victorian double fronted end terrace. Airy modern kitchen/dining room extension built 2003, creating fantastic living area, plus shower room. Upstairs: gallery landing accessing 4 double bedrooms and modern twin basin bathroom with bath and shower. Pretty front garden and precious car parking area, and small but beautifully screened-off southwest-facing rear garden with wooden decking patio. £450,000. Tel.: 07770 303472.

Woodstock. An exceptionally well-maintained modern 4-bedroom detached house giving light and airy accommodation. Newly fitted kitchen includes cooker, hob, extractor fan and dishwasher. Well-designed attic conversion provides fourth bedroom and en suite shower room. Easily managed secluded garden. Close to all amenities in this lovely old town. Good bus service into Oxford. No chain involved. Guide price £360,000. Tel.: 01993 812193 or email: geoffandnicky@onetel.net.uk.


Departmental Lecturership in Assyriology

Applications are invited for this fixed-term one-year teaching position in Assyriology, commencing 1 October 2004. The principal duties of the post are to give lectures and classes in Akkadian, Sumerian, and Mesopotamian civilisation to undergraduate and graduate students. The post-holder will be appointed to act in 2005 as examiner or assessor for the BA in Egyptology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (first-year and final examinations) and for the M.Phil. in Cuneiform Studies. Salary in the grade A09, £18,893--£24,951 per annum.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, should be obtained from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the office of Ms C. Vinnicombe, Secretary to the Board of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)78200, fax: (2)78190, e-mail: orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent no later than 5 p.m. on Thursday, 8 July. Candidates are also asked to arrange for three references to reach this office by the same date.


Appointment of Computing Officer

The Oxford Colleges Admissions Office is looking to appoint a Computing Officer to maintain and develop an existing Web-based admissions system for different subject groups within the University. The successful candidate will be flexible, enthusiastic, able to work well under pressure, and will gave good communication skills. Knowledge of Java (particularly servlets), JSPs, Struts, Oracle 9i, and Linux are essential. Knowledge of Hibernate, EJBs, and Eclipse would be useful. Knowledge of the University and its admissions procedures would be helpful, but is not essential.

This is a full-time position, available for six months in the first instance. An immediate start in July is preferable. Salary range £21,125--£27,339 per annum.

Applications, to include a curriculum vitae and a covering letter, should be sent to Dr Litsa Biggs, Oxford Colleges Admissions Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: litsa.biggs@admin.ox.ac.uk). A job description is available.

The closing date is Friday, 25 June. Interviews will be held on Monday, 5 July.


Appointment of Schools and Colleges Outreach Officer

Three Oxford colleges (Lady Margaret Hall, Somerville College, and St Anne's) are joining together to appoint a Schools and Colleges Outreach Officer, with effect from 1 September 2004.

The post will suit a recent graduate who is enthusiastic about widening participation and access activities and has an outgoing personality combined with efficiency and organising ability. He/she will work with Admissions Officers and staff in the three colleges to develop links with schools and colleges in the state sector. The post is for one year, with the possibility of renewal. Salary: academic-related scale 1 (currently starting at £19,460 per annum).

Further details are obtainable from Miss Diane Rollinson, Treasurer's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA (telephone: Oxford (2)84260, e-mail: treasurers.secretary@lmh.ox.ac.uk). Information about the colleges can be found on their Web sites via http://www.ox.ac.uk/colleges.

The closing date for applications is 24 June. Interviews will be held on 12 July.


Stipendiary Lecturership in Philosophy

Merton College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy for one year from 1 October 2004, to teach up to six hours per week. The lecturer will be paid at a point on the stipendiary lecturers' scale (currently £9,447--£10,925 per annum), with entitlement to join USS and membership of common room with the right to take lunch and dinner free of charge.

The successful candidate, who should have completed (or be about to complete) his/her doctoral studies, will be able to teach a number of the following subjects: for the first-year students, Moral Philosophy (in conjunction with Mill's Utilitarianism), General Philosophy (metaphysics and epistemology), and Plato's Meno and Euthyphro; and for second- and third-year students, Ethics, Knowledge and Reality, Plato's Republic, Aristotle's Ethics, and the Philosophy of Religion. In addition to his/her teaching duties, the successful candidate will be expected to help with the organisation of subjects involving Philosophy within college, to lend pastoral support to students reading for these degrees, and to assist with admissions.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, including a statement of teaching range, to the Tutorial Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (telephone: Oxford (2)76329, fax: (2)86500, e-mail: clare.bass@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk), by 1 July, and should ask two referees to write directly to the Tutorial Secretary by this date. Interviews are likely to be held in college on 19 July.

Leventis Graduate Scholarship in Greek Studies

Merton College proposes to elect in 2005 a Leventis Graduate Scholar. The scholarship will cover college and university fees, and an additional maintenance grant equivalent to that of the AHRB (in the region of £10,500 for 2004--5), payable in three termly instalments, net of accommodation, if applicable. Single accommodation, if required, is guaranteed for the first year of the scholarship and may be available in subsequent years. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarship will be tenable for three years.

The award is open to both men and women who meet the following criteria: all candidates must be university graduates, who are citizens of the Republic of Greece or the Republic of Cyprus, and have not done more than two years of postgraduate study or research, and propose to begin a doctorate at the University of Oxford in October 2005 in the study of any aspect of Greek culture and civilisation from the Bronze Age to AD 1453. While the committee will interpret this in a wide sense (especially geographically) candidates who are in any doubt whether their proposal meets the criteria should contact the Secretary for Graduates, Merton College. This award is not available for studies relating to Modern Greece, or at any other university.

Details of the award may be obtained from the Secretary for Graduates, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (fax: Oxford (2)86500, e-mail: julieg@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 31 January 2005.


Merton College Domus Graduate Scholarships (Competition B)

These scholarships are intended to assist students of outstanding academic excellence who for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to study at the University of Oxford. The scholarships comprise payment of all college and university fees and an additional maintenance grant equivalent to that of the AHRB (in the region of £10,500 for 2004--5), payable in three termly instalments, net of accommodation, if applicable. Single accommodation, if required, is guaranteed for the first year of the scholarship and may be available in the subsequent years. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships will be tenable for three years.

Competition B is open to graduates of any university with a first-class honours degree, who are ordinarily resident in the UK, and have not done more than two years of postgraduate study or research, and have been accepted to begin a course of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford in October 2004 in any subject normally acceptable for graduate study at the college, and have no other funding which would allow them to do so. The college intends to award one or two scholarships.

Those interested in applying should contact the Secretary for Graduates, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: julieg@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk). Applications should be submitted no earlier than Monday, 16 August 2004. The closing date Wednesday, 1 September 2004.

Barnett Bequest

The Barnett Bequest is offered by the college to a UK candidate of outstanding academic excellence who wishes to read for the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at the University of Oxford from October 2004.

Applications are invited from those who have already been accepted by the Faculty of Law to commence the BCL in October 2004 and who have secured the offer of a place at Merton or another Oxford college, or those who have applied to commence the BCL in October 2004 and who are still awaiting consideration of acceptance by the Faculty of Law. The value of the bequest is £2,800 for the year and is intended to assist with the cost of college fees and/or accommodation. This award is tenable only at Merton College; those already accepted by another Oxford college will be allowed to transfer in order to take up the award. Selection will be made on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.

The competition is open to graduates of any university with a first-class honours degree, who are ordinarily resident in the UK and have been accepted to begin the BCL in October 2004.

The college reserves the right not to award the Barnett Bequest in any given year should no suitable candidate present themselves.

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained by contacting the Secretary for Graduates, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: julieg@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk). The closing date is 1 September.


Stipendiary Lecturership in Philosophy

Oriel College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy for one year from 1 October 2004. The person appointed will be required to teach up to nine hours per week, averaged over the three terms of the academic year. The successful candidate will be able to teach Ethics, Ancient Philosophy and either Aesthetics or Philosophy of Mind. The syllabus is available online at http://www.philosophy.ox. ac.uk/links/undergraduate.shtml. Other duties are specified in the further particulars. The stipend will be on the Senior Tutors' Committee agreed rates for full-time stipendiary lecturers (currently £14,169--£16,389, subject to review).

The closing date for completed applications is Friday, 25 June. Interviews will take place on Tuesday, 29 June.

Further particulars are available from the Academic Registrar, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW, and may also be viewed on the college Web site, http://www.oriel.ox.ac.uk. Applicants should write to the Academic Registrar enclosing a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of research interests (six copies of each) together with the names of two referees. Candidates are asked to request their referees to send references direct to the Academic Registrar before Friday, 25 June (e-mail: academic.appointments@oriel.ox.ac.uk ).

Any candidate wishing to discuss details of the post should contact Dr David Charles (e-mail: david.charles@oriel.ox.ac.uk).

Oriel College is an equal opportunities employer.


Tutorship and Directorship of Studies in Physics

St Anne's College invites applications for a Tutor and Director of Studies in Physics, for a period of three years. The lecturer appointed will be required to teach all material from the first-year (Prelims) course in Physics, and Final Honour School material preferably in the areas of atomic, nuclear, and particle physics, statistical and quantum mechanics, astrophysics or cosmology (specific areas to be negotiated) and to act as Director of Studies for around twelve undergraduates in Physics at St Anne's. The lecturer will be expected to undertake up to six hours' teaching per week averaged over the academic year, and to work closely with the other fellow in the Physics School at St Anne's in administering the School and in the college admissions process. Appointment will be made for three years and is non-renewable.

The salary will be around £8,000 per annum and will carry an entitlement to join USS, and to some meals without charge during the university term.

Further particulars, including information about how to apply, can be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74825, e-mail: heather.law@st-annes.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 30 June. Applicants should also ask two referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor by the same date. It is intended to interview suitable candidates in the week beginning 5 July.

Stipendiary Lecturership in English

St Anne's College invites applications for a Stipendiary Lecturership in English. The lecturer appointed will be required to teach Old and Middle English language and literature (including Course 2), and to act as Personal Tutor/Director of Studies for around twelve undergraduates in English at St Anne's. The lecturer will be expected to undertake up to twelve hours' teaching per week averaged over the academic year, and to work closely with the other three fellows in the English School at St Anne's in administering the School and in the college admissions process. Appointment will be made for one year in the first instance.

The post will be paid on the stipendiary lecturers' scale, and will carry an entitlement to join USS and the college's health insurance scheme, together with research/book and entertainment allowances. There is an entitlement to meals without charge during the university term.

Further particulars, including information about how to apply, can be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74825, e-mail: heather.law@st-annes.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 30 June. Applicants should also ask two referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor by the same date. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 5 July.


Knoop Junior Research Fellowship

In association with the Department of Ophthalmology

St Cross College proposes to make an election to this Junior Research Fellowship, tenable from 1 October 2004 (or another date by agreement), for one year. The fellowship is to be held in conjunction with a position in the Department of Ophthalmology, involving research work in the general area of post-translational modifications to proteins relevant to cataract and other age-related conformational diseases. Experience in protein chemistry, especially of 2D gel electrophoresis, would be useful. The fellowship will be suitable for graduates in biochemistry or a related subject. The fellowship is open to men and women and carries a stipend of £19,459 per annum together with common table rights (five lunches a week).

Applicants should have submitted their doctoral dissertations by the date of taking up the appointment or have obtained the D.Phil./Ph.D. or equivalent within the last five years, but the college will exercise flexibility in the case of applicants whose academic careers have been interrupted.

Applications (marked Knoop JRF) should include a full curriculum vitae and the names of two referees and should be addressed to the Master, St Cross College, Oxford OX1 3LZ. The closing date for applications is Monday, 19 July. Applicants should ask their referees to send references direct to the Master by that date. It is expected that interviews will be held on Tuesday, 17 August. Further details about scientific aspects can be obtained from Professor John J. Harding, Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology, Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6AW (telephone: Oxford (2)48996, e-mail: john.harding@eye.ox.ac.uk).

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


Appointment of Alumni Secretary

St John's College, located in Oxford city centre, seeks to appoint an enthusiastic person to the full-time post of Alumni Secretary. Applicants should be well-educated, and have the usual secretarial, organisational, and communication skills. The successful candidate will have the ability to deal professionally with a wide range of people.

The salary will be on the University's library and clerical scale 4 (£15,603--£18,015).

Further particulars of the post are available from the College Secretary (e-mail: college.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk) or from the college Web site
(http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk). Applicants should send four copies of their application to the College Secretary, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP. The application should include a covering letter, a full curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details (including telephone numbers and e-mail addresses) of two referees. Applicants should ask their referees to write directly to the College Secretary by the deadline for applications, which is Friday, 2 July. Interviews are expected to take place in mid-July.


Fixed-term College Lecturership in Physics

Applications are invited for a Fixed-term College Lecturership in Physics. The successful candidate will be required to teach four hours per week during full term and to play an active part in the organisation of the subject, including help with admissions. The lecturer will teach both students from Trinity College and St John's College. The appointment will be for a fixed period of one year from 1 October 2004, with a possible extension of a further year.

Candidates should have an excellent educational background, with a good first degree and, preferably (though not necessarily), a doctorate in Physics and the ability to teach high-achieving and challenging undergraduates via college tutorials in the required subjects. The successful candidate must be able to teach the third-year paper B2 (Condensed Matter Physics, Photonics, and Semiconductor Devices), as well as certain subjects in the first year prelims papers, including electromagnetism (part of CP2).

Further particulars are available from http://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk. A curriculum vitae, with details of career, research and teaching experience, should be sent by regular mail to the Academic Administrator, Trinity College, Oxford OX1 3BH, by Wednesday, 30 June. Candidates are also requested to ask two referees to write in support of their application directly to the Academic Administrator, Mrs Annabel Ownsworth (telephone: Oxford (2)79910, e-mail: annabel.ownsworth@tri.ox.ac.uk) by the closing date. Interviews will take place on Monday, 5 July.

Trinity College is an equal opportunities employer.


Stipendiary Lecturership in English Language and Literature

University College proposes to appoint a fixed-term stipendiary lecturer for one academic year from 1 October 2004. The lecturer will be required to teach nine hours a week averaged over three terms. S/he will also be required to take a full part in the administration of the subject, including admissions.

The lecturer must be able to teach Schools papers 2 (Shakespeare), 4 (1509--1642), and 5 (1642--1740). It would be an advantage to be able to contribute to teaching papers in special options (Schools paper 7 and paper 8, Moderations paper 4) where they fall within the applicant's area of expertise.

The salary will be on the stipendiary lecturers' scale (£17,839--£21,852, pro rata). The lecturer will have share of a teaching room in college and will be entitled to the common table (lunch and dinner in college, except Wednesday lunchtimes).

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent to the Senior Tutor, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH, by 8 July. Candidates should ask their referees to write direct to the Senior Tutor or e-mail their references to college.office@univ.ox.ac.uk by that date. Interviews will be held on Monday, 20 July.

University College is an equal opportunities employer.


Appointment of Accommodation Officer

Wolfson College is the largest graduate college in Oxford, with approximately 280 units of accommodation. The college seeks to appoint an experienced person to manage its Accommodation Office. The person appointed will be responsible for the allocation of accommodation and all aspects of work associated with the housing of members of the college. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, and the ability to work under pressure.

The college offers good working conditions in pleasant, modern buildings, subsidised meals when on duty, six weeks' holiday a year, and a staff pension scheme. Salary will be in the region of £18,000 for 32.5 hours per week (hours of work are 9 a.m.--4 p.m.--- negotiable).

Further details may be obtained from the College Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD (telephone: Oxford (2)74103, e-mail: college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 5 July.

Wolfson College is an equal opportunities employer.


College Lectureship and Fellowship in English

Applications are invited for a College Lectureship in English, associated with a Fellowship of Christ's College. Applications are welcome from candidates working in any field of English Literature; preference may however be given to those working in the period 1350- -1550 or post-1700.

The college lectureship will be tenable from 1 October 2004 for five years. The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Cambridge, to undertake at least eight hours of teaching per week for the college during Full Term, to act as Director of Studies in English if required, and to undertake research. Candidates should normally be able to teach a wide range of topics covered in Parts I and II of the Cambridge English Tripos.

The basic salary for this post will be on an incremental scale between £17,942 and £26,238, at a starting point depending on age and experience. The stipend is subject to a small deduction if the fellow is resident in college. The basic stipend may be supplemented by additional teaching, which will be paid at the normal hourly rates for college supervision. The basic scale for a fellow undertaking an additional four hours per week of teaching would be £19,842--£28,138.

Further particulars are available on the college Web site at http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk, or may be requested in writing from the Master's Assistant. Letters of application (no forms) should be sent to the Master's Assistant, Christ's College, Cambridge, CB2 3BU, to arrive by Friday, 2 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. Applicants should arrange for their referees to write directly to the Master's Assistant so that references are received by the closing date of Friday, 2 July. Short-listed candidates will be asked for copies of written work and will be interviewed on Friday, 23 July, or Friday, 6 August.


Fixed-term College Lectureship in Modern and Medieval Languages

Corpus Christi College seeks to appoint a Lecturer in Modern and Medieval Languages from 1 October 2004 or 1 January 2005. Applications are invited from men and women in any field of Italian, Hispanic or Latin American Studies appropriate to the Cambridge course. It is envisaged that the successful candidate will be a scholar in the early stages of his/her career for whom a short-term post would prove an attractive opportunity to enhance his or her profile in research and teaching. He or she will be elected to a College Fellowship.

The post will require an average of twelve hours teaching' per week in Full Term either for Corpus or, by exchange arrangements, for other colleges. The appointment will be for three years, with the possibility of extension for a further one year and eleven months. The starting salary will be £21,852 (currently equivalent to point 9 on the University of Cambridge general scale of stipends) rising in annual increments to a maximum of £26,327 (currently equivalent to point 13). The post is pensionable under USS.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Master's Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, CB2 1RH (e-mail: master@corpus.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications (nine copies) should be sent not later than 9 July. Applications should include a curriculum vitae with details of the candidate's education record, publications, research, teaching and professional experience, and the names and addresses of two referees who should be asked by the applicant to submit references to the Master by the closing date.


Appointment of Norman Waddleton Bibliographer

Through the generosity of Mr Norman Waddleton, Emmanuel College is able to offer a post of Bibliographer, to compile descriptions of books containing colour-printed illustrations, published mainly in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The Bibliographer will be based in Cambridge University Library, where much of Mr Waddleton's collection is housed.

This is a temporary post which is funded for a period of one year. The salary will be within the range £15,594--£18,026, depending upon age and qualifications. Applicants should have some knowledge of the history of printing and illustration techniques, and experience of AACR2 and MARC21.

The closing date for applications is 2 July. Interviews will be held on 20 July.

Further information and application forms may be obtained from the Bursar's Secretary, Emmanuel College, Cambridge CB2 3AP (telephone: 01223 334225, e-mail: js294@emma.cam.ac.uk).

Emmanuel College is an equal opportunies employer.

Friday 18 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard'—Programme 3, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR LAURA STOKER: `Are citizens' policy opinions self-interested?' (lecture), Large Lecture Room, Nuffield, 3.30 p.m.

DR SIMON J.D. GREEN: `Appeasers and anti-appeasers' (Chichele Lectures 2004: `In its pomp: All Souls 1914–15'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

Saturday 19 June


STUDY-DAY: `Durkheim, suffering, and evil', Maison Française, 10.45 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

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

Sunday 20 June

THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS preaches the Commemoration Day Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

LAZAR GOSMAN and NATASHA KOVAL-PADEN: recital of violin and piano works by Bloch, Stravinsky, Shostakovitch, Elgar, Tchaikovsky, and Beethoven, the Hall, Wolfson, 5 p.m. (admission £10/£4).

Monday 21 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Managing employee conduct and performance', 9.30 a.m.; `Running effective meetings', 12.45 p.m.; and `Assertiveness'—day 2, 2 p.m. (see information above).

STUDY-DAY: `Seventeenth- and eighteenth-century French theatre', Maison Française, 11 a.m.–6.30 p.m.

Tuesday 22 June

STUDY-DAY: `Performances: archival research and electronic databases' (Calendrier électronique des spectacles sous l'Ancien Régime et sous la Révolution), Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Presentation skills'—day 2, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CLINICAL TRIAL SERVICE UNIT: open day (various speakers), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, 10.30 a.m.–4.15 p.m. (attendance by prior registration only—see details at http://www.ctsu.ox.ac.uk/openday).

OLIVIER DUHAMEL, MEP: `The way to the European Constitution: will and chaos' (lecture), European Studies Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (Further details from the Maison Française: tel. (2)74220.)

Wednesday 23 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Presentation skills'—day 2, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ENCAENIA, Sheldonian Theatre, 11.30 a.m. (holders of tickets to be in place by 11.15 a.m.).

Thursday 24 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing contract research staff—day 2, understanding and managing the performance of your staff', 9 a.m. (see information above).

Friday 25 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Leading and managing academics'—day one (for heads of academic departments and chairmen of boards), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

Sunday 27 June

THE REVD DR MICHAEL PIRET preaches the St John Baptist's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.

Monday 28 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Active listening', 12.45 p.m. (see information above).

Wednesday 30 June

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

Friday 2 July

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR P.H. RAVEN: `Plants, sustainability, and our common future' (G.E. Blackman Lecture), Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Plant Sciences, 3 p.m.

Saturday 3 July

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE gallery talk (Dr Jim Bennett): `Sundials', 2 p.m.

Sunday 4 July

VOCES ANGELICAE: promenade concert, Museum of the History of Science, 3 p.m. (admission free).

Wednesday 7 July

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING: induction seminar for new heads of academic departments and chairmen of faculty boards, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

Thursday 8 July

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Leading and managing academics'—day two (for heads of academic departments and chairmen of boards), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

Sunday 11 July

THE CLERKS OF CHRIST CHURCH: promenade concert, Museum of the History of Science, 3 p.m. (admission free).

Friday 16 July

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard'—Programme 3, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

Saturday 17 July

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE gallery talk (Stephen Johnston): `The transit of Venus', 2 p.m.

Monday 19 July

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing contract research staff—day 3, action learning set', 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

Tuesday 27 July

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