Oxford University Gazette: 17 October 2002

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4635: 17 October 2002

The following supplements were published with this Gazette:

  • General Regulations of Council for committees; Regulations for committees reporting directly to Council or one of its main committees (PDF file)
  • Vice-Chancellor's Oration

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

University Acts

LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BOARD

Change in Regulations

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board has made the following change in regulations, to come into effect on 1 November.

Electoral Board for the Whitley Professorship of Biochemistry

In Council Regulations 24 of 2002, Sect. III, § 24, concerning academic and other posts (Statutes, 2000, p. 400, as subsequently redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete regulation 2 and substitute:

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the President of Trinity College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the President of Trinity College, or, if the President is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of Trinity College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of Trinity College;

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

(6) a person appointed by the Medical Sciences Board;

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board.þ

[This change, which is made with the concurrence of the Medical Sciences Board, and of Trinity as the college of association, alters the composition of the Electoral Board for the Whitley Professorship of Biochemistry to enlarge it to nine members and to take account of current governance structures.]


CONGREGATION 15 October

1 Declaration of approval of Resolution approving expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

That the University be authorised to expend, from the part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Zoology, the sum of approximately £45K towards the cost of refurbishing laboratory space for the incoming Linacre Professor of Zoology.

2 Declaration of approval of Resolution allocating space for the Oxford Centre for the Environment

That approximately 6,000 sq.m. of floor space in the Dyson Perrins Building be allocated to the Oxford Centre for the Environment, to be created within the Life and Environmental Sciences Division, and that of this space, some 2,500 sq.m. be additional space, of which part or all may be taken back by Council without a further resolution of Congregation should funding not be raised to refurbish and operate it.

3 Declaration of approval of unopposed Statute

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Statute amending the new University Statutes (p. 183) approved.


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Bailey, A.J., St John's
Bryson, A.B., Faculty of Modern History
Clary, D.C., Faculty of Mathematical Sciences
Dickson, J., D.Phil., Somerville
Gilbert, R.J.C., Magdalen
Gleadle, K.J., University
Holland, P.W.H., MA, Merton
Jones, S.M., Merton
Letki, N., Nuffield
McCarthy, M.I., Green College
Shue, H., Merton
Walford, D.M., Mansfield


DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

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

Notices

REINTRODUCTION OF THE OXFORD MOBILITY INCENTIVE SCHEME (OMIS) 2002--3

Summary

Council has agreed to make available a voluntary severance scheme for a limited period from 1 October 2002 to 31 December 2003 in order to achieve financial savings and facilitate organisational change in line with departmental and divisional strategies. The scheme provides, ex gratia, for either a cash lump sum and/or the purchase of additional years of pensionable service. In all cases the resignation of a staff member must be both voluntary and in the management interest.

Following consultation with staff representatives, representatives of the colleges, divisions, departments, and other interested bodies, Council has agreed that the terms and conditions of the scheme should be broadly the same as those which applied in the 2001 exercise, and, as before, voluntary severance will be available under OMIS or Premature Retirement Terms, except that:

—staff will be eligible for consideration for Premature Retirement Terms (PRT) at age 50 rather than 55; and —to facilitate organisational change in order to achieve departmental strategic plans, staff in posts—whether established or not—identified as outside strategic priorities may be invited to consider OMIS/PRT.

Members of university staff wishing to inquire further, without commitment, or wishing to take advantage of the schemes are invited, in the first instance, to discuss their position with the employing authority for their post (i.e. the departmental administrator or head of department/chairman of the faculty board as appropriate). Full details of the scheme can be found on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/.


Overview of the scheme

1. For the period 1 October 2002 to 31 December 2003—

(a) the Oxford Mobility Incentive Scheme (OMIS) will be reintroduced; and

(b) as an alternative, eligible staff aged 50 and over on the effective date of resignation who satisfy the qualifying conditions of the OMIS scheme may apply for premature retirement under the USS Premature Retirement Terms (PRT), if they are members of that pension scheme, or under the parallel provision for non-academic staff if they are members of OSPS.

2. In all cases the resignation of the member of staff (a) must be voluntary, and (b) must be in the `management interest'. That is the voluntary resignation must result in a vacancy which leads to a net saving, or staffing changes which will result in an increase in projected income, these changes contributing to the ability of the relevant unit to keep within its budget. The OMIS Steering Committee will expect (i) that the net savings/increased income resulting from the voluntary resignation will normally finance the costs of OMIS within two years, or the costs of PRT within three years (the difference in the notional payback period for OMIS and PRT reflecting the potentially higher maximum cost of PRT in terms of multiples of annual salary); and (ii) that the total savings and/or increase in income over a number of years should normally amount to at least twice those costs.

3. Applications for OMIS/PRT benefits in the 2002--3 exercise will be considered under two main routes. (Any other requests for voluntary severance will be assessed by the OMIS Steering Committee on a case-by-case basis.)

Route 1

As in previous exercises, applications for OMIS or PRT under this route will be initiated by individual members of established [1] university staff and in the first stage of the assessment procedure the employing authority* will decide whether or not there is a sufficient management interest to support the case. (*Academic staff are invited to consult their head of division, or faculty board chairman, or head of department; and academic-related and non-academic staff are invited to consult their head of department or departmental administrator.)

Route 2

To facilitate organisational change in order to achieve departmental strategic plans, OMIS/PRT may also be offered to staff in posts which, as a result of a departmental review process, have been identified as not affordable within projected future budgets and not key to the delivery of the department's academic goals. The identification of such posts must be done through an open and transparent process involving consultation with the staff affected and their representatives to explore ways in which strategic objectives can be achieved within projected future resources. Staff in posts identified as outside strategic priorities may be invited to consider OMIS/PRT. Basic eligibility for consideration under route 2 will be the same as for route 1 except that, in addition to established staff, eligibility will extend to all staff holding contracts of employment for which the unexpired term is twice the payback period for OMIS or PRT, as appropriate (e.g. in the case of an OMIS payment of two years' salary the unexpired term of the contract should be at least four years).

4. In the course of consultation representatives of all staff groups expressed concern about the potential impact of the new route 2, as well as the impact of `normal' OMIS departures on the remaining staff in departments. Staff representatives sought assurances that staff who declined to take up the offer of OMIS/PRT under route 2 would not be put under any undue pressure in their subsequent employment. Heads of department have also been urged to ensure that all staff directly affected by the resignation of a staff member and any consequential reorganisation are properly consulted about the proposed resignation before a decision is taken to proceed with the OMIS/PRT application.

5. It is possible that more applications or enquiries about the scheme will be received than can be approved in the management interest. Departments and divisions have been asked to ensure that the reasons for accepting or rejecting an application are recorded; and that staff whose applications are rejected (whether at the initial enquiry stage or once a formal application had been made) are given reasons for the decision.


How to apply

6. Members of university staff wishing to inquire further, without commitment, or wishing to take advantage of the schemes are invited, in the first instance, to discuss their position with the employing authority for their post (i.e. academic staff are invited to consult their head of division, or faculty board chairman, or head of department; and academic-related and non-academic staff are invited to consult their head of department or departmental administrator). Where the preliminary and without prejudice assessment of the employing authority is that the interested person's resignation might be in the management interest, the person may then be referred to the University's Head of Pensions (Mr S. Ellis, telephone: (2)70152), who will arrange for a senior member of the Pensions Office to see the individual concerned and discuss the scheme benefits in relation to their own particular circumstances. It would be helpful if individual members of staff did not approach him directly in the first instance, but were referred to him by the relevant employing authority.

7. OMIS and PRT relate only to employment with the Chancellor, Masters, and Scholars of the University of Oxford, and the associated university salary. They do not apply to employment with a college. As on previous occasions, Council has agreed that termination of employment with the University under OMIS or PRT will not be agreed in the case of a holder of a joint appointment without full consultation with the relevant college. It is stressed that where an application for OMIS/PRT benefits is received from, or is being considered in respect of, the holder of a joint appointment, the head of department (or nominee) should consult the nominated representative of the college concerned at the earliest possible stage in order to seek to avoid any clash of managerial interest between the college and the University. Where a department is considering inviting a holder of a joint appointment to apply under route 2, the head of division (or nominee) will discuss the matter with the college concerned in consultation with the member of staff concerned.

8. If, following discussion with the Head of Pensions, an individual would be willing to submit a resignation under the terms of OMIS or PRT, the employing authority should obtain a copy of the OMIS/PRT application form and the benefit calculations from the Pensions Section. Completed OMIS/PRT application forms require the signature of the relevant head of division before being submitted to the OMIS Steering Committee for consideration and possible approval.

9. No binding offers of OMIS/PRT benefits may be made to any person without prior formal approval from the OMIS Steering Committee.


Further information

10. Full details of the scheme are available via the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/.

Footnote

[1] For the purposes of OMIS, `established staff' is to be interpreted as referring either (a) to those members of staff who, according to central records, are currently appointed to university posts in which the first letter of the post number prefix is A--F inclusive and who have occupied that post continuously since a date on or before 1 June 1 April 2002, or (b) to those members of staff who were appointed to a university post in which the first letter of the post number prefix is A--F inclusive and who hold an established letter of appointment for their category of staff and who are notionally held against that vacant established post while temporarily occupying one or more outside grant funded posts.


CHINESE CLASSES FOR MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

Non-intensive Chinese classes (Mandarin) at beginner and intermediate levels for members of the University are held during full term at the following times in the Institute for Chinese Studies, Walton Street (room 206). The course books used are Practical Chinese Reader vols. I and II respectively, copies of which can be purchased from Blackwell's. Registration will take place in first week of Michaelmas Term, on a first-come, first-served basis.

Beginners' level: Monday, 5–6 p.m. Tutor: Song Yang.

Intermediate level: Wednesday, 5–6 p.m. Tutor: Fang Jing.


WIDOWS OR WIDOWERS OF FORMER MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY'S PENSION SCHEMES

From time to time the attention of the University is drawn to individual cases of financial hardship among widows or widowers of former members of the Federated Superannuation System for Universities (FSSU) and the University of Oxford Employees Pension Scheme (EPS). Limited resources are available to alleviate proven cases of hardship and any enquiry should be addressed to the Superannuation Officer, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. All cases are dealt with in the strictest confidence.


CIRCULATION OF THE GAZETTE TO RETIRED SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

It has been decided that any former member of Congregation over the age of seventy-five who is resident in Oxford may continue to receive the Gazette, if he or she so wishes, on application in writing to the Information Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Such applications must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year.


MUSICAL EVENTS

Magdalen College

Organ recitals

The following recitals will be given at 5.25 p.m. on Saturdays in the chapel, Magdalen College. Admission is free.

19 Oct.: DAVID MAW, Lecturer in Music, Oriel College.

26 Oct.:KATHERINE PARDEE.

9 Nov.: DAVID WOODCOCK, Director of Music, Oakham School.

16 Nov.: JONATHAN HARDY, Organ Scholar, Magdalen College.

23 Nov.: RICHARD BARNES (with MARK HARTT-PALMER, violin).

30 Nov.: CHRISTOPHER BUCKNALL, Organ Scholar, Lincoln College.

7 Dec.: CHRISTOPH TIETZE, Organist, San Francisco Catholic Cathedral.

Choral concert

Mozart's Requiem (Solemn Requiem for All Souls) will be performed at 6 p.m. on Saturday, 2 November, in the chapel, Magdalen College.


Queen's College

Organ recitals

The following organ recitals will be given at 1.10 p.m. on Wednesdays in the chapel, Queen's College. Admission is free, with a retiring collection.

23 Oct.: GEORGE PARSONS, Queen's College.

30 Oct.: LEWIS BRITO-BABAPULLE, St Peter's College.

6 Nov.: NICHOLAS CHALMERS, London.

13 Nov.: SIMON JOHNSON, St Albans Cathedral.

20 Nov.: STEPHEN FARR, Guildford Cathedral.

27 Nov.: TOM WILKINSON, award winner, Oundle Festival.

4 Dec.: DANIEL TURNER, Queen's College.

Choral Services

Choral Services are held as follows during full term in the chapel, Queen's College: Sunday, 6.15 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 6.30 p.m. Further details may be found on the college Web site, http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk.

Lectures

FIVE-HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LADY MARGARET PROFESSORSHIP OF DIVINITY

In celebration of the above, DENYS TURNER, Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity and Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Doing theology in the University.'


CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2002

HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO OF BRAZIL will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Admission will be by ticket only, available from Mrs Marga Lyall, Department of Politics and International Relations (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, e-mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `For a democratic global governance: a Brazilian perspective.'


SPEAKER'S LECTURES IN BIBLICAL STUDIES

Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth

DR WALTER MOBERLY, Reader in Theology, University of Durham, will deliver the Speaker's Lectures at 11 a.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Wed. 30 0ct.: `What is speech on God's behalf, and is it a meaningful and usable concept?'

Thur. 31 Oct.: `Searching for criteria of critical discernment: the voice of Jeremiah.'

Fri. 1 Nov.: `How might you recognise a true prophet? The story of Micaiah ben Imlah.'

Wed. 6 Nov.: `How might you recognise a true apostle? The testimony of Paul.'

Thur. 7 Nov.: `How does religious dogma open eyes, and how does it shut them?'

Fri. 8 Nov.: `Living dangerously: the demands of discernment.'

 

Dr Moberly will also give a seminar on `How appropriate is "monotheism" as a category for biblical interpretation' at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 October, in the Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College. (Note: this date was previously incorrectly printed as Friday, 30 October.)


WILDE LECTURES IN NATURAL AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION

Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach

GEOFFREY SAMUEL, Professor of Anthropology, University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia, will deliver the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Mon. 11 Nov.: `Beginnings and foundations: introduction—tracing back Ganesha.'

Tue. 12 Nov.: `Beginnings and foundations: the limits of our knowledge.'

Mon. 18 Nov.: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the world of the Yakshas.'

Tue. 19 Nov.: `Brahmanical religion and its competitors: the origins of the ascetic orders.'

Mon. 25 Nov.: `The age of the Guptas: the growth of the transcendental.'

Tue. 26 Nov.: `The age of the Guptas: wild goddesses and demon devotees.'

Mon. 2 Dec.: `The high period of Tantra: ritual technologies and the state.'

Tue. 3 Dec.: `The high period of Tantra: the privatisation of Tantra.'


HERBERT SPENCER LECTURES 2002

The future of education

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools. The lectures are open to the public.

DR J.T. BRUER, Director, James S. McDonnell Foundation
18 Oct.: `Neuroscience, cognitive science, and the rational basis of education.'

PROFESSOR J. LEDOUX, Centre for Neural Science, New York University
25 Oct.: `How our brains learn to be who we are.'

PROFESSOR M. COLE, Department of Psychology, University of California at San Diego
1 Nov.: `Cross-cultural and historical perspectives on the consequences of education.'

PROFESSOR C. HOYLES, Professor of Mathematics Education, Institute of Education, London
8 Nov.: `Cognitive and epistemological research aspects of mathematical learning.'

PROFESSOR H. GIROUX, Waterbury Chair Professor
15 Nov.: `Reclaiming higher education as a democratic public sphere: towards a politics of educated hope.'

PROFESSOR Y. ENGESTRÖM, Director of the Centre for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research, University of Helsinki; Professor of Communication, University of California at San Diego
22 Nov.: `The new landscape of learning at work.'


JAMES FORD SPECIAL LECTURE IN BRITISH HISTORY

PROFESSOR IAN CHRISTIE, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the James Ford Special Lecture in British History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 8 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be preceded by a showing of the 1918 film The life story of David Lloyd George at 2 p.m.

Subject: `Patriotism and business: the issue of a national cinema in Britain, 1915–25.'


CLARENDON LAW LECTURES

Intellectual property: omnipotent, distracting, or irrelevant?

PROFESSOR W. CORNISH, QC, Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Cambridge, will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures at 5.30 p.m. on the following days in the St Cross Building.

Fri. 1 Nov.: `Inventing.'

Thur. 7 Nov.: `Creating.'

Fri. 8 Nov.: `Branding.'


CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Information and organisation

PROFESSOR BRUNO LATOUR, Centre de Sociologie de l'Innovation, Ecole Normale Supérieure des Mines, Paris, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Saïd Business School. The lectures are open to the public, and admission is free of charge. Enquiries should be directed to Liz Buckle (e-mail: liz.buckle@sbs.ox.ac.uk) or Veronica Allen (e-mail: allenv@oup.co.uk).

Tue. 22 Oct.: `Four new uncertainties in the social sciences.'

Wed. 23 Oct.: `For a critique of pure reason.'

Thur. 24 Oct.: `The trouble with organisation.'


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Romantic Realignments

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College. Two presentations will be made at the meetings on 31 October and 14 November.

Further information may be obtained from Dr Calè (e-mail: luisa.cale@univ.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: L. Calè, M.St., D.Phil., Arts Junior Research Fellow, University College.

DR J. MEE
24 Oct.: `Blake, nation, and circulation: politics, poetry, and physiology.'

Q. BAILEY
31 Oct.: `Police, prisons, and poets: penal reform and the romantic imagination.'

DR C. THOMPSON
31 Oct.: ` "My Inheritance of Storms": Byron and the narrative of maritime disaster.'

DR N. VICKERS
Wed. 6 Nov.: `Epilepsy, hysteria, and Coleridge's "The Pain of Sleep" (1803).'

L. EPP
14 Nov.: `The death of Coleridge.'

S. MEAGHER
14 Nov.: `Tom Moore's Lalla Rookh: Irish romantic orientalism and the Veto Question of 1799–1815.'

PROFESSOR M. FAVRET, Indiana
21 Nov.: `Reading and writing in wartime.'

PROFESSOR M. JACOBUS, Cambridge
Tue. 3 Dec.: `Wordsworth and Winnicott: on communicating and not-communicating.'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Public Understanding of Science Lecture

PROFESSOR BARUCH S. BLUMBERG, Director, NASA Astrobiology Institute, Arnes Research Center, California, and Nobel prize-winner, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 19 December, in the University Museum.

Subject: `Biology in space.'


Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: Childbirth practices

The following seminars will be given at 11 a.m. on Mondays in 61 Banbury Road (note change of venue from 51 Banbury Road).

Conveners: Dr Soraya Tremayne, Dr Elisabeth Hsu, and Dr Laura Rival.

DR F. BARBIRA-FREEDMAN, Cambridge
21 Oct.: `Inventing cultures around maternities: waterbirth and infant massage in a global historical perspective.'

DR RIVAL
28 Oct.: `Multiple fatherhood in Amazonia: the fallacy of the neo-Darwinian explanation.'

R. PRINCE, Copenhagen
4 Nov.: `Birth in marginal places: conflicts over power and knowledge in western Kenya.'

DR L.E. BELAUNDE, Durham
11 Nov.: `Unattended birth and women's notions of self in the Peruvian Amazon.'

DR T. PLATT, St Andrews
18 Nov.: `The aggressive foetus: an anthropological approach to childbirth and reproductive politics in Bolivia.'

DR C. MCCOURT, Thames Valley
25 Nov.: `Childbirth practices in London hospitals.' (Provisional title)

PROFESSOR A. GOTTLIEB, Illinois
2 Dec.: `Birth or re-birth? Religion, labour, and post-partum practices among the Beng of Côte d'Ivoire.'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES, MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Palaeobiology Seminar Series

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

Conveners: Dr P.M. Barrett, Departmental Lecturer in Animal Diversity, Department of Zoology, and Dr Mark Sutton, Research Fellow, Department of Earth Sciences.

DR D.B. NORMAN, Cambridge
23 Oct.: `Working with dinosaurs.'

PROFESSOR A. LISTER, University College, London
6 Nov.: `Patterns and processes in mammoth evolution.'

DR R. TWITCHETT, Bristol
20 Nov.: `Reassessment of the role of oceanic anoxia in the end-Permian extinction and recovery.'

DR J. HILTON, National Museums of Scotland, Edinburgh
4 Dec., Lecture Theatre, Department of Earth Sciences: `The rise and fall of Palaeozoic coal swamps: the Chinese alternative.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933.

DR S. JEWSON, Risk Management Solutions
17 Oct.: `Weather derivative valuation.'

DR S. TJEMKES, EUMETSAT, Darmstadt
Fri. 25 Oct.: `Towards cloud microphysical properties derived from Meteosat second generation observations.'

PROFESSOR J. HARRIES, Imperial College, London
31 Oct.: `Variability in the Earth's greenhouse effect, thermal spectrum, and radiation balance.'

DR S. MILLER, University College, London
7 Nov.: `Why is Jupiter so hot?'

DR G. VALLIS, Princeton
14 Nov.: `The structure of the North Atlantic oscillation: a dynamical null-hypothesis.'

DR H. ROSCOE, British Antarctic Survey
21 Nov.: `Trends in stratospheric water vapour and dynamics and trends in the future ozone hole: interactions and evidence.'

DR S. BEKKI, CNRS Service Aeronomie, Paris
28 Nov.: `Impact of large volcanic eruptions on the atmosphere: importance of sulphur photochemistry.'

DR P. MONKS, Leicester
5 Dec.: `Up, up, and away: the role of chemistry in controlling atmospheric composition in the UT/LS.'


Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre. (URL: http://www-thphys.physics.ox.ac.uk/theory_seminars.html.)

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

DR J. MAGORRIAN
18 Oct.: `Supermassive black holes in galaxies.'

PROFESSOR D. ABRAHAM
1 Nov.: `Spreading it about—the dynamics of complete wetting.'

DR S. SAUNDERS
15 Nov.: `Quantum probability from decision theory.'

DR J. MARCH-RUSSELL
29 Nov.: `The advantages of higher-dimensional grand unification.'


Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre. (URL: http://www-thphys.physics.ox.ac.uk/part_seminars.html.)

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

Presentations by staff and postdoctoral students (Oxford)
25 Oct.: Introduction to the Particle Theory group.

PROFESSOR T. JONES, DAMTP Liverpool
8 Nov.: `Aspects of noncommutative field theories.'

PROFESSOR R. GODBOLE, DESY/IISc, Bangalore
22 Nov.: `Soft gluons and the energy dependence of total cross- sections.'

PROFESSOR JIHN KIM, Bonn and Seoul
6 Dec.: `Self-tuning solutions to the cosmological constant problem.'


Condensed Matter Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: Professor R.J. Nicholas and Dr A. Green.

DR D. WILLIAMS, Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory
17 Oct.: `Semiconductor structures for quantum information processing.'

DR D.I. GOLOSOV
24 Oct.: `Magnetic domain walls and phase separation in double exchange magnets.'

DR D. HASCO, Cambridge
31 Oct.: `Electron beam nanolithography for quantum effect structure fabrication.'

DR J. DAVIS
14 Nov.: `Bioelectrochemical and bioelectronic studies at the molecular level.'

PROFESSOR G.A.D. BRIGGS
21 Nov.: `Three candidate solid state schemes for quantum computing.'

DR E. MCCANN, Lancaster
28 Nov.: `Correlation function spectroscopy of inelastic lifetime in heavily doped GaAs heterostructures.'

DR M. CALDERON, Cambridge
5 Dec.: `Magnetic and electric properties of systems with colossal magnetoresistance.'


Biophysical Chemistry seminars

An inaugural series of seminars on biophysical chemistry will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Sir John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Conveners: Dr L.C. Snoek and others.

DR M.R. WORMALD
23 Oct.: `The complementary use of NMR, crystallography and molecular modelling in determining glycan structures.'

DR C. VEIGEL, National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill
13 Nov.: `Single molecule mechanics of myosin motors using optical tweezers.'

PROFESSOR G. RICHARDS
4 Dec.: `Pattern recognition and grid computing in drug discovery.'


Department of Statistics: Royal Statistical Society Oxford local group meetings

The following meetings will be held at 4.30 p.m. on the days shown.

Convener: P.J. Northrop (Ph.D. London), Departmental Lecturer in Computationally Intensive Statistical Methods.

PROFESSOR A. HEATH
Tue. 22 Oct., Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College: `State and private schools.'

DR L. COOK, National Statistician and Registrar General
Wed. 27 Nov., Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College: `Challenges for the Office of National Statistics.'


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Joseph Jaspars Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR S.T. FISKE, Princeton, will deliver the Joseph Jaspars Memorial Lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Friday, 25 October, in Room C113, the Department of Experimental Psychology.

Subject: `The perils of prejudice: bias in the brain, mind, and society.'


MODERN HISTORY

Commonwealth History Seminar: Islam and the British Empire

Amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Modern History Faculty.

This replaces the notice published in the Gazette of 10 October (p. 197). No meeting will now be held in sixth week (22 November), and the seminar by Dr James Piscatori will be held in eighth week (6 December).

Convener: J.G. Darwin, MA, D.Phil., Beit Lecturer in the History of the British Commonwealth.

D. BARCHARD
18 Oct.: `Britain and the Ottoman Muslims in the late nineteenth century: the case of Crete.'

DR F. NIZAMI
25 Oct.: `Resistance and accommodation: Indian ulama and British rule 1803–57.'

DR S. ANSARI, Royal Holloway College
1 Nov.: `Islam and the British in India: the case of the Pirs of Sind.'

PROFESSOR I. TALBOT, Coventry
8 Nov.: `Locality and partition: the Muslims of Amritsar and the 1947 partition of the Punjab.'

DR J. ONLEY, University of Exeter
15 Nov.: `Britain's Muslim political agents in the Mid33dle East and India.'

PROFESSOR N. ETHERINGTON, Western Australia
29 Nov.: `Mapping South Africa.'

DR J. PISCATORI
6 Dec.: `Britain and the politics of pan-Islam in the interwar period.'


MUSIC

Graduate students' colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Faculty of Music. Interested undergraduates, graduate students, and staff are warmly encouraged to attend.

Conveners: Celia Blacklock and Luke Roberts.

M. AMOS
Wed. 23 Oct.: `Formative years: Britten's tutelage under Frank Bridge.'

D. MAW
Tue. 29 Oct.: `Word underlay in Machaut's secular songs.'

B. BUJIþ
Wed. 6 Nov.: `Lionardo Salviati and the literary foundations of early Florentine opera.'

T. GRAY, Stanford
Wed. 13 Nov.: `Masters and their critics: Wagner, Hanslick, Beckmesser, and the politics of art in Die Meistersinger.'

A. NEWCOMB, Berkeley
Wed. 20 Nov.: `The authority of the notated musical text in Italian musical culture c.1570–1620.'

R.M. MARVIN, Iowa
Tue. 26 Nov.: `Verdian opera burlesqued: a glimpse into mid- Victorian theatrical culture.'

N. SIMEONE, Bangor
Tue. 3 Dec.: `Messiaen and "les années noires": a composer under the German Occupation.'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

The economics of transition

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the New Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College. Further details may be obtained from Dr Carol Leonard (telephone: Oxford (2)84767, e-mail: carol.leonard@economics.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: C.S. Leonard, MA, University Lecturer in Regional Studies in Post-Communist States, A. Chawluk, MA, Faculty Lecturer in Soviet-type Economies and their Transformation, and C.M. Davis, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Russian and East European Political Economy.

PROFESSOR P. DESAI, Columbia
17 Oct.: `The Russian economy, the Dutch disease, and the WTO accession issues.'

DR S. BAUMIK, London Business School
24 Oct.: `Why transition paths differ: Russian and Chinese enterprise performance compared.'

J. CHOWN, Chown Dewhurst LLP, Cambridge economist, co-founder of the Institute for Fiscal Studies
31 Oct.: `Taxes, pensions, and emerging Europe.'

PROFESSOR M. SHAFFER, Heriot-Watt
7 Nov.: `Insider ownership and the performance of firms: evidence from Russia.'

DR C. VAN HIRSCHAUSEN, DIW Berlin—German Institute for Economic Research
14 Nov.: `The modernisation of infrastructure in transition countries: stylised facts and first econometric evidence.'

DR M. PALDAM, Aarhus
21 Nov.: `Social capital and the transition.'

PROFESSOR C. MAYER
28 Nov.: `The origination and evolution of ownership and control of corporations.'

DR S. SCHWANITZ, Adviser to the Green Fraction, Bundestag
5 Dec.: `The Russian software industry.'


INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING

The following research seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays. Further information may be obtained from Joanna Buddery, IAUL (telephone: Oxford (2)86815, e-mail: joanna.buddery@learning.ox.ac.uk).

P. ASHWIN
24 Oct., Forte Room, Pembroke College: `Variation in students' experiences of the Oxford tutorial.'

M. PRICE, C. RUST, and B. O'DONOVAN, Oxford Brookes
7 Nov., Rookery Room, Pembroke College: `Enhancing student understanding of assessment standards and criteria: results of a three-year study.'

K. FRASER
14 Nov., Rookery Room, Pembroke College: `Teaching in higher education: perspectives on development opportunities for the academic role.'

M. MCLEAN
28 Nov., Seminar Room, IAUL: `Academics in the making.'

P. ASHWORTH, Sheffield Hallam
5 Dec., Seminar Room, IAUL: `Idiographic plagiarism.'


ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

The 2002 Mid-term elections: a symposium

Led by Professor James Thurber, from the American University, and former members of Congress, this symposium will discuss the forthcoming US mid-term elections. It will be held on Thursday, 31 October, 4–5.30 p.m., in the Rothermere American Institute.


American History Research Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

Convener: G.B. Davies, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in American History.

B. MARSH
23 Oct.: `The public and private faces of marriage in early Georgia, 1732–76.'

V. MILLER, Middlesex
30 Oct.: `To flog or not to flog: convict discipline and punishment in 1920s Florida.'

L. COHEN, Harvard
Tue. 5 Nov.: `A consumers' republic: the politics of mass consumption in postwar America.'

R. FRANCIS, Bath Spa
13 Nov.: `A witchcraft judge says sorry: some thoughts on Samuel Sewall's Bill of Repentance and his Phaenomena quaedam Apocalyptica (1697).'

N. MITCHELL, North Carolina State
20 Nov.: `Pragmatic moralist: Jimmy Carter and Rhodesia.'

J. BELL, Reading
27 Nov.: `The evolution of American liberalism, 1945–52.'

J. SEXTON
4 Dec.: `Finance and foreign relations in mid-nineteenth-century America.'


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Finance Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Saïd Business School. A sandwich lunch will be provided at 12 noon in Meeting Room 14 (except on 1 November: Seminar Room B).

18 Oct.: DAVID HOBSON, Bath.

25 Oct.: CHRISTIAN LAUX, LSE.

1 Nov.: HENRY WYNN, Warwick.

8 Nov.: MARK SALMON, City University.

15 Nov.: STEPHEN TAYLOR, Lancaster.

22 Nov.: ERNST-LUDWIG VON THADDEN, Lausanne.

29 Nov.: FRANK GERHARD, Nuffield College.

6 Dec.: LUCIO SARNO, Warwick.


COMPUTING LABORATORY

Numerical Analysis Group

Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: (2)73885). Co-ordinators: L.N. Trefethen and J. Scott (RAL).

PROFESSOR N. HIGHAM, Manchester
17 Oct.: `Recent results on accuracy and stability of numerical algorithms.'

PROFESSOR E. SÜLI
24 Oct.: `Sobolev index estimation for hp-adaptive finite element methods.'

DR A. KUIJLAARS, Leuven
31 Oct.: `Superlinear convergence of conjugate gradients.'

DR J. MACKENZIE, Strathclyde
7 Nov.: `On the solution of moving boundary value problems using adaptive moving meshes.'

DR A. CLIFFE, Serco
14 Nov., RAL: `Computation of period orbits for the Navier- Stokes equations.'

PROFESSOR N. MACKEY, Michigan and Manchester
21 Nov.: `Spectral effects with quaternions.'

DR C. CARTIS, Cambridge
28 Nov.: `On the convergence of interior point methods for linear programming.'

PROFESSOR M.J.D. POWELL, Cambridge, and others
5 Dec.: Special Alan Curtis event (details to be announced).


COMPUTING SERVICES

Digital projects in Oxford

The following seminars will be given at 12.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in the OUCS, Banbury Road.

P. ROBINSON, Learning Technologies Group
23 Oct.: `Digital video at Oxford.'

P. DAVIS and I. MILLER, Learning Technologies Group
30 Oct.: `The European Computer Driving Licence.'

PROFESSOR W. DUTTON, Director, Oxford Internet Institute
6 Nov.: `Realising the Oxford Internet Institute's vision.'

PROFESSOR P. JEFFREYS, Director, OUCS
13 Nov.: `e-science.'

J. DOOK, University of Western Australia
20 Nov.: `Happenings at UWA!'

WEI-YANG CHEONG, Christ Church
28 Nov.: `Journal server—non-profit academic publishing online.'

M. WYNNE and R. WILLIAMS, Oxford Text Archive
4 Dec.: `Virtual corpora.'


RUSKIN SCHOOL OF DRAWING AND FINE ART

Enquiring after the Turner Prize

The following presentations, focusing on this year's Turner Prize, will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Drawing Studio, the Ruskin School, 74 High Street. Further information may be obtained from Michael Archer (telephone: Oxford (2)76940, e-mail: michael.archer@ruskin-school.ox.ac.uk).

The series includes visits by three of the artists short-listed for the 2002 prize—Liam Gillick, Catherine Yass, and Keith Tyson. To conclude the sequence, the critic Alex Farquharson considers the history and current status of the prize, and its position and value within and for the art world.

22 Oct.: LIAM GILLICK, artist.

12 Nov.: CATHERINE YASS, artist.

19 Nov.: KEITH TYSON, artist.

26 Nov.: ALEX FARQUHARSON, critic, curator, and tutor, Royal College of Art.


NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute of Japanese Studies.

PROFESSOR J.A.A. STOCKWIN
18 Oct.: `On writing a Dictionary of Japanese Politics: a lexicographer reflects.'

PROFESSOR QUANSHENG ZHAO, American University, Washington, DC
25 Oct.: `Sino-Japanese relations in the context of the US–China–Japan triangle.'

PROFESSOR H. BAERWALD, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Los Angeles
1 Nov.: `The allied occupation of Japan as an exercise in "regime change": reflections after fifty years by a participant.'

PROFESSOR MITSUTOSHI ITO, Kobe University
8 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR NAOHIRO OGAWA, Deputy Director of the Population Research Institute, Nihon University, Japan
15 Nov.: `Japan's population problem.' (Joint seminar with conference on "The changing Japanese family in comparative perspective")

DR S. TOWNSEND, Nottingham
22 Nov.: `Miki Kiyoshi and the New Order in Asia: globalisation, culture, and hegemony.'

PROFESSOR KAZUTOSHI KASE, Tokyo
29 Nov.: `The unemployment problem under globalisation: why does Japan suffer so much from it despite having the unemployment rate as Britain?'

DR S. DAY, Oxford Brookes
6 Dec.: `The Kawasaki City Foreigners Representative Assembly.'


INSTITUTO CAMÕES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

England, Portugal, and the wider world, twelfth to fourteenth centuries

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Convener: Dr Maria João Branco, Director of the Centre.

DR J. PHILLIPS, Royal Holloway College, London
17 Oct.: `The conquest of Lisbon and the Second Crusade.'

DR J. DUNBABIN and DR BRANCO
24 Oct.: `Representative assemblies in the medieval west: a comparative study.'


Lecture

DR C. PAZOS-ALONSO will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 17 October, in 47 Wellington Square.

Subject: ` "Voltar atrás para quê?" Revisiting Irene Lisboa's autobiographical works today.'


Conference: meeting of British historians of Portuguese history

This one-day meeting, to present some of the research work currently being done in British universities, and to discuss problems affecting scholars working in Portuguese subjects, will be held on Saturday, 26 October, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Instituto Camoes Centre, Littlegate House.


CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

International Human Rights Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Old Library, the University Church (entrance via Radcliffe Square). Further details may be found at http@//www.oxfordunivhumanrightsseminar.org.uk.

Convener: Dr William F. Pepper (except 7, 21, and 27 November).

PROFESSOR ROGER HOOD and RAMSAY CLARK, former US Attorney General
24 Oct.: `Human rights and capital punishment.'

US SENATOR RUSSELL FEINGOLD
Tue. 29 Oct., Danson Room, Trinity College: `Anti-terrorist legislation and human rights in the US after 11 September.'

DR TAJUDEEN ABD AL RAHEEM
7 Nov.: `The African Union and human rights challenges.' (Chair: Dr Phyllis Ferguson)

M. KUKAH, Chair, Nigerian TRC
21 Nov. (venue to be confirmed): `The struggles for human rights in Nigeria.' (Chair: Dr Phyllis Ferguson)

J. VILLALOBOS
Wed. 27 Nov., Hood Room, St Cross College: `Human rights and El Salvador.' (Chair: Dr Veronica Cobo-Santillan)

TARIQ ALI
5 Dec., Danson Room, Trinity College: `Fundamentalism, human rights, and the media.'


LADY MARGARET HALL

Save the Children Eglantyne Jebb Seminar:
Child poverty: a scar on the soul—UK and global responses

This seminar will be held at 6.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 October, in Lady Margaret Hall. Tickets, costing £8.50 (students £5), may be obtained from Julie Haynes (telephone: 0121-558 0111, e-mail: j.haynes@scfuk.org.uk).


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

DR JAMES HAMILTON, former Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. After the lecture, Dr Hamilton will sign copies of his biography Faraday—The Life (HarperCollins, 2002), which will be available for sale at a drinks reception in the Buttery.

Subject: `Faraday's tips for lecturers—some thoughts of a past master.'


DR JUAN JOSÉ IBARRETXE, President, the Autonomous Basque Government, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Entry is by ticket only, available from the Development Office, St Antony's College (telephone: Oxford (2)74496, e-mail: janet.collyer@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The Basque country in Europe.'


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER HENNESSY, F.R.HIST.S., AC.S.S., will deliver the annual Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Lord Butler of Brockwell, GCB, CVO, will chair the meeting, and the audience will be invited to participate in a discussion following the lecture.

Subject: `What are Prime Ministers for?'


ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

ROGER ALTON, Editor, the Observer, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Is there a future for print journalism?'


A.B. Emden Lecture

PROFESSOR B. WORDEN will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Theatre and politics: the Globe, Shakespeare, and the Earl of Essex's rising of 1601.'


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Lecture

ARNOLD RÜÜTEL, President of Estonia, will lecture on current political issues relating to Estonia at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Auditorium, St John's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Garden Quadrangle.


TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, MP, will deliver the fifth Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `How might the Right right itself?'


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR E. GRUEN, Berkeley, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Tacitus and the Jews.'


NEW DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

DNB seminars on biography

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College.

JANE MARTINDALE
24 Oct.: `Eleanor of Aquitaine: why another biography?'

MIRANDA CARTER
7 Nov.: `The many lives of Anthony Blunt.'

FIONA MACCARTHY
21 Nov.: `Writing lives of the famous.'


OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

JON THOMPSON will lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 October, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome (admission £2). Refreshments will be available from 6.30 p.m.

Subject: `Carpet weavers and their patterns.'


OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

MARY CLAPINSON and DAVID VAISEY will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 24 October, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The Bodleian and its librarians.'


OXFORD LYCEUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Examination Schools.

GAVYN DAVIES, Chairman of the BBC
Thur. 14 Nov.: `The role of the BBc in the digital age.'

BILL SCHNEIDER, Senior Political Analyst, CNN
Tue. 19 Nov.: `The political war: the US mid-term elections.'

 

Grants and Research Funding

RESEARCH SERVICES OFFICE

The Oxford University Research Services Office (RSO) is based in the University Offices, Wellington Square (with satellite offices in the Medical School Offices of the John Radcliffe Hospital and at 9 Parks Road). The RSO is part of the Finance Division of the University's central administration.

In connection with the acceptance of research awards and signature of research-related contracts, the University's Statutes, section 14 of Statute XVI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, pp. 131--2), provide that `(1)...no officer of the University, or any other person employed by the University or working in or in connection with any department or body within or under the control of the University, shall have authority to make any representations on behalf of the University or to enter into any contract on behalf of the University, except with the express consent of Council. (2) No such consent given by Council shall be operative until a copy of the resolution of Council, certified by the Registrar, has been delivered to such officer or other person.'

The RSO is authorised to process all applications to outside bodies for research grants and to sign research-related agreements on behalf of the University. It can also provide advice for those seeking external research funding or requiring information about specific initiatives (e.g. LINK, EU research programmes, etc.).

Research-related contracts with industry and other external sponsors are negotiated through the RSO. Such contracts include agreements covering the sponsorship of research, collaborative research, clinical trials, services to industry, intellectual property issues, confidentiality issues, material transfer, and consultancy.

Information about the RSO, its publications and administrative processes is available at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/.

Research Funding Information

The RSO produces a weekly Web-based bulletin of funding opportunities with forthcoming deadlines for applications, electronic Research Funding News (eRFN), which is available to members of the University via the internet at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/erfn/.

Non-funding research-related information is publicised via the RSO's Web-based Bulletin Board. To receive regular e-mails summarising the contents of both these publications, please contact Ellen McAteer (see contact details below).

The University also has access to various online research funding databases and other sources of research-related information, available from the Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/information/

Research-related information

If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail reminder summarising the contents of electronic Research Funding News, and also those of the Bulletin Board, which carries research-related news other than funding opportunities, please e-mail ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk with the subject line `join eRFN mailing list. Please note that this service is only available to members of the University with an `ox.ac.uk' e-mail account. Ellen McAteer (telephone: (2)70082) is also the first point of contact for all research funding information queries.

Research Grant Applications

All applications for external research funding must be endorsed by the University before they are despatched to the sponsor, whether or not this is required by the funding body. In order to do this, the University requires all applications made to funding bodies (such as the research councils, government departments, UK and overseas charities and foundations, and industry) to be checked and endorsed by the RSO on behalf of the University. The reasons for this are to ensure that:

—the funds requested are sufficient to cover the research being undertaken (e.g. that correct and up-to-date salary scales have been used);

—the costing rules of the University have been applied correctly (e.g. that the appropriate level of indirect costs have been applied);

—the guidelines of the funding body have been followed correctly (e.g. that the funds requested may be used for the purpose proposed); and that

—the University would be in a position to accept the grant should the application be successful (e.g. that appropriate facilities are available to house the project, or that the proposed research does not contravene University policy).

In addition, the RSO can:

—advise on the factors which should be taken into consideration when costing research projects;

—provide information on funding body guidelines; and

—advise on the completion of the necessary application and internal forms prior to submission to the RSO's Research Grants Office (RGO).

The administrative arrangements for submitting research funding applications are available from the RSO's Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/grants/.

In summary, these are as follows: applicants should submit the original plus one copy of their application, together with a completed copy of the University's Outside Grants (OG) form, to the Research Services Office, or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the RSO satellite office at the Medical School Offices of the John Radcliffe Hospital, leaving three clear working days for it to be processed.

Application administration

Enquiries relating to the day-to-day processing of research grant applications should be addressed to the RSO's Research Grants Office (telephone: (2)70146), or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the RSO satellite office, the Medical School Offices, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington (telephone: (2)22544). A list of grants administrators for each department is available on the Web at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/grants/deptlist.shtml.

Research Contracts

The RSO's Research Contracts Office (RCO) is responsible for negotiating and approving the terms on behalf of the University of all research-related agreements, including those governing:

—sponsored or commissioned research;

—collaborative research;

—clinical trials;

—confidentiality and non-disclosure of information;

—transfer of materials;

—research-related services to industry;

—personal consultancy.

In addition, the contracts team takes lead responsibility within the RSO for:

—checking intellectual property rights and preparing the assignment of new technologies to Isis Innovation for exploitation, through licences or spin-out companies;

—authorising royalty payments to inventors;

—advice on matters connected with research-related contracts.

The administrative arrangements for University research-related agreements are available from the RSO's Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/contracts/.

Research-related contracts

Enquiries relating to research-related contracts should be addressed to the RSO's Research Contracts Office (telephone: (2)70039).

General enquiries

General enquiries to the RSO may be addressed, in the first instance, to Ms Sarah-Jayne Beedall (telephone: (2)70143, e-mail: sarah.beedall@admin.ox.ac.uk), who will be pleased to direct queries to the appropriate member of staff.

Information on Research Funding

The University's Research Services Office (RSO) offers the following Web-based resources for those looking for external research funding:

electronic Research Funding News (eRFN) (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/erfn/)

This is a Web-based bulletin, updated weekly, of current research funding opportunities across all subject areas with forthcoming deadlines for applications. It includes an at-a-glance guide to deadlines and a searchable archive of previous issues.

If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail reminder summarising the contents of the bulletin, please e-mail ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk with the subject line `join eRFN mailing list'. This service is only avaiable to members of the University with an `ox.ac.uk' e-mail account. Subscribers also receive monthly updates about the contents of the RSO Bulletin Board (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/bboard.htm) which lists non-funding research-related information, such as details of conferences, training opportunities and changes in the policy of major research funding bodies.

Community of Science (http://fundingopps.cos.com/)

The University subscribes to the `Funding Opportunities' service offered by the Community of Science (COS). This is a fully searchable database of grant-making organisations world-wide, providing information about research funding across all subject areas. Despite the misleading title, this source of information about funding opportunities also covers the social sciences and humanities.

This service may be accessed by any member of the University with an `ox.ac.uk' e-mail account.

Online research funding and information resources (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/information/)

This page on the RSO Web site collects together links to COS and other online databases and information services to which the University has access. These services provide information about current research funding opportunities and sponsors.

If you would like more information about these or any other services provided via the RSO, please visit its Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/, or contact Ellen McAteer, Research Funding Information Officer (telephone: (2)70082. e- mail: ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk).


SIR JOHN HICKS FUND

The Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund invites applications from members of the University for grants towards the costs of research in economic history. Applications will be considered from undergraduates, graduate students, and members of academic staff, and may related to research into the economic history of any period or country.

Applicants should (a) provide sufficient information about the general nature of their research to establish that it falls within the field of economic history; and (b) specify the precise nature and cost of the expenditure for which a grant is requested. They should also give the name of one referee who might be consulted by the committee.

It is intended by the committee that grants should normally be made for sums of up to £250, though this may on occasion be exceeded. Retrospective grants will be made only in exceptional circumstances.

The committee will consider applications twice in each year. The closing date for the first round is Monday of the third week of Hilary Term, and for the second round Monday of the third week of Trinity Term. Applications should be sent to Mrs E.A. Macallister, Secretary of the Committee for the Sir John Hicks Fund, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD.

Examinations and Boards

CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board and the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages will come into effect on 1 November.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

M.Sc. by Coursework in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 671, after l. 14 insert:

`Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management       Life and Environmental
                                                      Sciences'.

2 Ibid., p. 681, after l. 8 insert:

`Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management

1. The Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Board shall elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee. The Course Director will be responsible to the standing committee.

2. Candidates must follow a course of instruction in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management for at least three terms, and will, when entering for the examination, be required to produce a certificate from the Course Director to this effect.

3. The examination will consist of:

(i) a written examination of three three-hour papers based on nine core courses as described in the schedule;

(ii) two assessed essays based on option courses;

(iii) a dissertation on a subject selected in consultation with the supervisor and Course Director and approved by the standing committee.

4. Candidates must submit to the Course Director by the end of eighth week of Hilary Term in the year in which they enter the examination, the title and a brief statement of the form and scope of their dissertation, together with the name of a person who has agreed to act as their supervisor during preparation of the dissertation.

5. The dissertation shall be of a maximum length of 15,000 words excluding appendices and references.

6. Two double-spaced, bound typewritten or printed copies of the dissertation must be sent, not later than noon on the first Friday in September in the year in which the written examination is taken, to the M.Sc. examiners (Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management), c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. The examiners may retain one copy of the dissertation of each candidate who passes the examination for deposit in an appropriate library. Both copies must bear the candidate's examination number but not his/her name.

The dissertation shall be accompanied by a statement certifying that the dissertation is the candidate's own work except where otherwise indicated.

7. In the written examination, the examiners will permit the use of hand-held pocket calculators subject to the conditions set out under the heading `Use of calculators in examinations' in the `Special Regulations concerning Examinations'.

8. The examiners may also examine any candidate viva voce on the candidate's written papers, dissertation, or both.

9. To complete the course successfully the candidate must satisfy the examiners in each of the three specified elements (core courses, options and dissertation). A candidate who has failed to satisfy the examiners in any of the three elements may enter again for the examination in those elements on one, but not more than one, subsequent occasion.

10. Arrangements for reassessment shall be as follows:

(i) Core courses. Candidates who fail any of the core-course examinations may resit the examination in the Trinity Term of the following academic year.

(ii) Options. Candidates who fail any of the assessed essays may resubmit that essay or essays to the Clerk of the Schools by noon on Friday four weeks after week nine of the term in which the essay or essays were first submitted.

(iii) Dissertation. Candidates who fail the dissertation may resubmit the dissertation by the required date in Trinity Term of the following academic year.

11. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

Schedule

(a) Core courses

(i) Biodiversity: its definition, meaning, and significance. This course will cover the origin and evolution of the term Biodiversity. It will provide an advanced understanding of the definitions, measurement and terminologies used in biodiversity discourse and discuss the different perceptions and uses of this term in society.

(ii) Developing a critical understanding of the science of biodiversity. This course will critically examine the data and analytical techniques used to legitimise biodiversity as a scientific and policy imperative. It will discuss the validity of perceived `truths' and how these have shaped contemporary biodiversity research, policy and practice. It will examine the wide range of methods needed to integrate qualitative/quantitative data and to link different components measured by different stakeholders.

(iii) Practical techniques for biodiversity assessment and monitoring. This course will provide an advanced introduction to the techniques of collecting and analysing biodiversity data. It will cover subject areas such as research design, ecological field techniques, rapid biodiversity assessment techniques, laboratory and statistical techniques, remote sensing, and GIS.

(iv) Conservation conventions, legislation and the role of statutory agencies. This course will study the genealogy of conservation and environmental law and its relationship to international conventions. It will focus on the how these statutes relate to and structure the operations of Governments, NGO and corporate bodies. It will also cover the processes of conservation policy-making, implementation of national and local biodiversity action plans, and the stakeholder consultation processes that must accompany them.

(v) Strategic conservation planning. This course will provide an advanced introduction into spatial and species-based approaches for conservation planning. It will focus on a critical examination of high profile global schemes, in particular those promoted by international NGOs, and discuss cutting edge approaches employing landscape, social values and climatic frameworks.

(vi) Biodiversity, communities, and local economic development. This course will study current debates on the relationship between biodiversity and people in developing countries. In particular it will consider issues surrounding integrated conservation development projects, the protectionist versus community-based conservation debate, and the role of traditional approaches to biodiversity conservation.

(vii) Conservation, ethics, values, and society. This course will explore the emergence of the aesthetic, ethical, economic and prudence-based values that underpin conservation. It will analyse the development of conservation as a social movement and the challenges it faces in an increasingly globalised world.

(viii) Nature and society. As specified for the M.Sc. in Nature, Society, and Environmental Policy.

(ix) Research design. As specified for the research skills course of the M.Sc. in Nature, Society, and Environmental Policy.

(b) Option courses

Candidates will be expected to show advanced knowledge of two of the option courses on offer in any one year. The topics on offer and details will be approved by the standing committee and published in the Gazette before the end of Trinity Term of the academic year preceding that in which the written papers are to be taken.'

3 Ibid., p. 980, after l. 44 insert: `in Biodiversity, Conservation, and Management for three examinations;'.

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2 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages

With immediate effect (for first examination in 2003)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 95, l. 20, delete La ciudad y los perros.' and substitute La fiesta del chivo.'

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARY

Wolfson College

JOHN MICHAEL ARGYLE, MA, D.SC., 6 September 2002; formerly Reader in Social Psychology; Governing Body Fellow 1965–92, Vicegerent 1989–91, Emeritus Fellow 1992–2002. Aged 77.

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From West Penwith to Orkney (via West Wales)

An exhibition of paintings and drawings by H. L . Spencer at Wolfson College. Exhibition runs from 14 Oct.–1 Nov. Open daily, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. subject to College commitments. Visitors are advised to ring the College Lodge (01865) 274100 beforehand.


400th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

`Wonderful things from 400 years of collecting: The Bodleian Library 1602–2002': a rare opportunity to see some of the Bodleian's greatest treasures, including the Shakespeare First Folio, the famour Gutenburg Bible, and some wonderful newly-acquired gems. A feast of world-famous treats for all booklovers. Open until 21 Dec., in the Bodleian Library Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrangle. Mon.–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m., Sat., 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Admission free.


Popham Hairdressing

Our proposition is simple, to provide a design, cutting, and colouring service, which combines classic standards with modernist thinking. One North Parade, Oxford. For appointments call: 01865 517040, or e-mail us through our Web site: www.davidpopham.com.


Concerts

The Oxford Philomusica: Shostakovich's monumental Fifth Symphony (Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op. 47) is featured in the opening concert of the Oxford Philomusica's 2002/2003 season. It is preceded by Beethoven's youthful Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 played and directed by the Orchestra's Music Director, Marios Papadopoulos. Fri., 1 Nov., 8 p.m., at the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £10–£30. Students tickets available from £5. Box Office: 01865 305305 or 0870 60 60 804. Booking online: www.oxfordphil.com.

A recital in aid of OXPIP (The Oxford Parent/Infant Project): Sat., 26 Oct., 7.30 p.m. at the Mure Room, Merton College; Clare-Louise Lucas, Mezzo Soprano, Jonathan Darnborough, Piano. The programme will include works by Elgar, Vaughan Williams, Britten, Darnborough, Debussy, Ravel, Faure and Poulenc. Admission free. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment. A retiring collection will be taken.

Virtuoso chamber and vocal music by Dieterich Buxtehude and Heinrich von Biber: Bach Collegium Oxford, director Francis Knights (harpsichord); Heather Birt (baroque violin), Judith Dallosso (baroque cello), Michael Lowe (theorbo), David Wright (baritone) and ensemble. Holywell Music Room, Wed., 23 Oct., 7.30 p.m. Tickets £8/£5 concessions, on the door or from the Bate Collection. Tel.: 01865 276139, 2–5 p.m.


Volunteers Wanted

You and your body: How do you feel about your body? Are you satisfied or not? Either way, if you are female and over 18, you may be eligible to participate in body-image research at the department of Psychiatry, Oxford University. Contacting us does not oblige you to participate and all information is confidential. For more information, please contact Michelle Lee (Research Psychologist) on 01865 223903 or e-mail: michell.lee@psych.ox.ac.uk. (Ethics committee no.O02.029).


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.

 


Oxford University Research Staff Society

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


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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


Services Offered

Horological services for your ailing apparatus. Thirty years of expertise in all types of clocks and barometers, of which many of these have been restored for the University over the years. Quotations are free. All work is fully guaranteed. Please phone Paul Carroll, Oxford Longcase Clocks on 01865 779660.

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

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


Domestic Services

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.

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.


Tuition Offered

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

Piano lessons and accompanying, all ages and levels welcome. Contact Ana Mladenovic, experienced pianist and piano teacher. Tel.: 01865 778248 or 07779 580235, e-mail: pujsana@hotmail.com.


Part-time employment sought

Cheerful, motivated lady retiring from full-time administrative assistant role at end of Sept., seeks fullfilling part-time post that involves dealing with people. Tel.: Jeannette Hudson-Pudwell on 01865 762187 or e-mail: jeannette@jwhp.fsnet.co.uk.


Situations Vacant

St Hugh's College requires a secretary to provide assistance within the Domestic Department. The successful candidate will be a member of a team dedicated to providing a high level of service to Fellows, students, guests and Conference delegates at all times. Candidates should have appropriate qualifications, including good IT skills, which are vital. Knowledge of the Oxford College system would be a distinct advantage, although this is not a requirement. The post is Grade 3 on the appropriate University Scale (£12,997–£15,053, with discretionary points). Other benefits include free meals while on duty, 26 days paid annual leave and a Pension Scheme. Further particulars of the post may be obtained from the Secretary to the Senior Bursar, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (tel.: 01865 274914) and applications by letter, with CV and details of 2 referees, should reach her by 1 Nov.

The North Oxford Association-a community organization based at the Ferry Centre in Summertown-is looking for an editor with bright ideas for the revamping of its News Magazine. This will be a printed quarterly publication of some 12 A4 pages and will include local advertising. NOA is a registered charity run by volunteers and so the position will be unpaid. We would welcome someone with initiative and a flair to make the Magazine reflect the many and varied aspects of this thriving Community Centre. Computers with Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Word as well as a scanner are available at the Centre. We aim to `go to Press' in the middle of Jan., 2003. Please contact Norma Carmichael at The Ferry Centre, Diamond Place, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DP, or by tel., 01865 552295.

Academic Director for US overseas study program. Oxford graduate (advanced degree) around 30 years preferred with some administration experience, ability to meet deadlines and to plan ahead. Salary £30–£40k depending. Hours could be flexible. Send CV to Dr Richardson, 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, OX1 1UD.

Secretarial help sought: retired blind lady in north Oxford needs help to open, read and reply to correspondence, and undertake other secretarial tasks; 2 hours, twice a week (£10–£12 depending on experience). Tel.: 01865 558131.


Houses to Let

Two-bedroom cottage with bathroom, kitchen and sitting room: rural situation but only 12 miles south west of Oxford. Available immediately. Rent £530 p.m. Would suit mature person/quiet couple. Call on 01865 821768/07976 246279.

Sutton Courtenay: 4-bedroom house offering good access to Oxford, Abingdon, JET, European School, M40, railway. Good sized bedrooms and gardens, offered furnished from Nov., 2002 –Aug., 2003. £800 p.c.m. Evening calls 01235 848769 or 07801 282907.

Individual detached Lodge on Boars Hill, with attractive gardens and patio located in a secluded and peaceful setting with 2 double bedrooms and 1 single bedroom, kitchen and breakfast room and off-street parking. Ideal for couple, with visiting family, who are looking for easy access to Oxford and all major road networks, as well as a peaceful retreat in which to enjoy the view. For more information please contact Kate at Finders Keepers on 00 44 1865 311011 or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at: www.finders.co.uk.

Delightful fully furnished centrally heated 3-bedroom modified 19th- century farm cottage with 1.8 acre garden, to let from 1 Jan.,–mid-April 2003. Located less than 1 mile from the Headington roundabout. Has its own wood and brook! Ideal for visiting academic. Rent £950 p.m. Please contact Prof. Nick White, e-mail: fnnjw@diamond.mahidol.ac.th, or tel. his secretary in Oxford on 01865 220970.

Three-bedroom East Oxford house available for 3 month let to tidy tenant, Jan.,–Mar. Willingness to allow occasional access to estate agents compensated by low rent of £500 p.m. plus bills. Contact e-mail: hilary_coulby@yahoo.co.uk.

Three bedroom semi-detached house for rent as of 1 Dec. Located in Marston close to shops and pubs, 10 minutes from central Oxford: includes microwave, washing machine, c.h. Rent £750 p.c.m. Property is managed by QB Management. For more information contact: Suzana Straus, tel: 275270 (day), 751623 (eves.) or e-mail: suzana.straus@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

Witney; charming, quiet 2-bedroom, 2 reception Victorian home to let for 9–12 months from Oct. Well-equipped new kitchen; gas c.h.; garden with off- street parking. £720 p.c.m. Tel.: 01608 811428.

Summertown: attractive terrace house to let, close to shops and buses; 1 double and 1 single bedroom; bathroom has power shower; sitting room has open fireplace; fully equipped kitchen; French windows to small garden. Available now for minimum 6 months. £850 p.c.m. (Short lets considered). Tel.: 01865 559966.

Beautiful, quiet, unusual, open plan, fully furnished house with stunning views to open countryside. Well within the ring road in north Oxford, off-street parking, small patio garden and near convenient bus route. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret no children, pets or smokers. Available from 1 Nov. £950 p.m. plus expenses. Tel.: 01865 515085 or e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

Two-bedroom modern terrace house with small garden: fully furnished and fitted, gas c.h., washer/drier. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac next to Said Business School between Oxford city centre and the railway station, with own parking space. Available mid- Oct., for 6 months minimum. £880 p.c.m., 2 months deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 516615, fax: 01865 516616, or e-mail: macdonaldreynell@aol.com.

Charming Victorian 2-bedroom terrace cottage in East Oxford, 10 minutes walk from city centre (or 5 minutes by regular bus), wooden floors, open fire, gas c.h., cellar and garden. Fully furnished. Ideal for non-smoking professional couple. Available immediately for 1 year. Rent £800 p.m. Tel.: 01865 512928, mobile: 079 470 794 35.

North Oxford , Wentworth Road, OX2 7TH: furnished spacious 3- bedroom semi-detached house; newly decorated, very good condition; 2 reception rooms, front and back gardens, luxury fitted kitchen, double glazing, gas c.h., washing machine and drier; separate bath and toilet. Off-road parking. Sky and cable TVs connected. Within excellent schools catchment area, frequent bus services, 10 minutes walk to Summertown local banks and shops. Available now for 1 year, renewable. £1,150 p.c.m. plus bills. Non-smoking professional families by reference. No pets. Tel.: 01865 454729 (eve.), 01276 66549 (eve.), 01865 850104 (day). E-mail: zhangsuqing@yahoo.com.

Three-bedroom period cottage with mature garden in small hamlet just north of Banbury (7 miles); 5 minutes M40 (J12), 30 minutes drive to Oxford, or regular train service from Banbury. Available now for 2002/3 academic year. £695 p.m. plus utility bills. Call David Barnes, 01295 670693 or 020 785 1192. E-mail: davidbarnes65@hotmail.com.

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.

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


Flats to Let

East Oxford, furnished, modern 2-bedroom ground-floor flat situated at end of no through road; French doors open onto private patio. There is also a communal garden, allocated off-street parking and bike shed. Available end Oct., for 1 year at £750 p.m. Suit non-smoking single, couple or 2 professional sharers. Tel.: Joan at 01865 772370, or e-mail: mcgarry@failte28.fsnet.co.uk.

Self-contained basement flat, St Clements: own entrance, double bedroom, economy 7 electricity. Very convenient for Oxford colleges, excellent local amenities, good public transport to city, railway and bus stations, Oxford–London and Airlink services. Fully furnished. Non-smokers preferred. Rent £625 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 247939.

Flat to rent in North Oxford conservation area, 10 minute walk from University Parks. Top flat in quiet, large Edwardian house in leafy residential street: 2 huge, light, airy rooms with kitchen and newly refurbished bathroom. Share of utility area, washing machine and large secluded garden. Available now for 1 year minimum. £800 p.m. to include electricity, water, council tax. Non smokers only. No pets. Ideal for couple. E- mail: annap@sol.brookes.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 727978/483717.

Flat on top floor of Folly Bridge Court overlooking the river and close to the city centre available from the beginning of Oct. The flat has 2 bedrooms, 25' living room, kitchen and bathroom. It is well furnished and equipped, with c.h. £750 p.c.m. Contact Clive Newton on 0207 9361530.

Central north Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Completely newly refurbished ground-floor flat to very high standard, new bathroom, new John Lewis kitchen with washer, dishwasher, dryer, etc., in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy residential suburb, with large, light airy rooms. Double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available Dec., a second-floor flat for short/long let with large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen , bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.


Serviced Accommodation

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 less than £100 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.

Serviced and short let luxury apartments are now available in central Jericho with waterfront location, private balconies, designer furnishings, fully equipped with the option of ISDN lines, televisions, stereos, cable connections and full services. Ideal if visiting Oxford for a short break or visiting family, as well as business trips and corporate stop-overs. The apartments are well located with private secure parking, within easy walking distance to Oxford city centre's leisure and social facilities, as well as Jericho's restaurants and boutiques. For more information about availability and individual rates please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BP. TEl.: 00 44 1865 311011 or view our full list of available properties on our Web site at: www.finders.co.uk.


Accommodation Offered

Two spacious, light, attractively furnished rooms plus full bathroom on the top floor of a charming Georgian house in East Twickenham. The rooms overlook a park and private gardens and are 5 minutes walk from St Margaret's station. Good rail and road connections to Oxford (1 hour), the West End (half an hour) and the Kew Public Records Office. Would suit a writer/academic or anyone who requires peace and quiet. Reasonable rent for the right person. TEl.: 020 8892 9636.

Central north Oxford: bed and breakfast. Very pleasant, comfortable quiet room, easy walking distance to University Parks, colleges and university departments, theatres, restaurants, etc. Colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities. £30 single; £55 double including full English breakfast. Tel./fax: 01865 512149, e-mail: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.

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

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully- furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £300 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

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

Three mature, graduate students (no children, no pets), responsible, neat, non-smokers, seek a furnished 3-bedroom flat or house, relatively near to the City Centre, for 6 months (Jan.,–June 2003). Preferences: quiet neighbourhood, kitchen facilities, sitting room. E-mail: jakeyap@yahoo.com, or call Greyfriars Hall (tel.: 01865 243694) and ask for Jake Yap.

Wanted: Accommodation (2–3 bedrooms) for visiting academic from 1 Dec.,–31 July 2003, within 30 miles of Oxford. Shorter periods considered. Willing to house-sit. Excellent Oxford references from previous visit. Contact e-mail: letcher@nu.ac.za or fax: South Africa +31 7644258.

Canadian academics on sabbatical, family of 4 (10 year old twin daughters), seek quite furnished accommodation in north central Oxford, Summertown, or in easy reach of Headington School. Responsible. Jan.,–July 2003. Contact Dr Anne Gorsuch, History, University of British Columbia, tel.: 001 604 739 1921. E-mail: gorsuch@interchange.ubc.ca.

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 Sought to Rent or Exchange

House exchange sought: we are looking to exchange a modern 4- bedroom, colonial house on 1.75 acres of wooded land in Boonton Township, New Jersey, for a house in or near Oxford for 6-8 months between Jan., and Aug., 2003. Start and end dates are flexible. Our house is on a secluded cul-de-sac in a rural section of North Central NJ, has all modern conveniences and 2 cars. It is a 10 minute drive to Routes 80 and 287 giving easy access to the entire tri-state area. For details please contact Jim and Elizabeth Tepper. E-mail: tepper@axon.rutgers.edu; tel.: 001 973 299 0967; fax.: 001 973 299 0912.


Holiday Lets

Ski chalet-French Alps-St Gervais Mont Blanc: catered chalet ideally located for rapid access to the resorts of Megeve, Les Contamines, St Gervais, Chamonix and an hour from Geneva Airport, prices from £295 incl. of : half board, airport transfer, mountain host, transport and full advisory service. Contact Dave Edwards, 01993 878132, e-mail: chalet667@aol.com. More details: www.holidayrentals.com.

Really lovely location in the Upper Tamar Valley on the borders of Devon and Cornwall. Large, comfortable 17th-c., listed farmhouse with 6 double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 2 sitting room, and large farmhouse kitchen. Also available is a recently converted barn with 2 double bedrooms (1 with a 4-poster bed), 2 bath/shower rooms, large open-plan living/dining room/kitchen. Very nicely furnished. Both are stocked with books and games as well as TV and video. Outdoor heated swimming pool, games room (table tennis, pool, bar billiards, darts). Not far from Eden Project, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. Half an hour from coast. Easily accessible from A30 though set in totally secluded peaceful countryside. Privately owned. Contact Michele or Jeremy Smith on 01865 310998 or e-mail: smithatpalla@yahoo.co.uk for more details or look at our Web site: www.pallastreet.co.uk.

Georgian farmhouse B & B in the English Lake District: in the unspoilt village of Witherslack, Keymoss is a great place to stay. Recently renovated with relaxation in mind it has a calm and contemporary interior. Our clean, comfortable en suitebedrooms have stunning views. Not far from Edwardian Grange- over-Sands or Cartmel with its ancient priory, and Britain's smallest racecourse, Keymoss is a great base for exploring the National Parks, magnificent Lakes and fells. Our welcome is warm and our breakfasts are hearty. B & B from £28 per person with discounts available for University staff. Visit www.keymoss.com or tel., Mike on 015395 52367.

Greek Island rentals: Skopelos, Alonissos and Skiathos: local villa specialist offers lovely villas, island houses and apartments available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodation for 2–16 persons. Prices from GBP 100 p.p.p.w. For information see: www.holidayislands.com. E-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 4240 23057.

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

Tuscany: enjoy a luxurious stay in a beautifully restored stone villa with spacious rooms and inspiring views of lake, and mountains; 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, heated pool. Web site: www.casasinerna.com, or e-mail: info@casasingerna.com. Tel.: +39 0575 791166. Now booking for Christmas and summer 2003.


Piano for Sale

Baby Grand piano: Challen (made 1934). Musically in good order; case in need of some surface attention. £1,175 o.n.o. Tel.: 01865 515642.


Car for Sale

Bright yellow Fiat Cinquecento Sporting (3-door, 1108cc, with red seat belts) in very good condition for sale; great fun to drive, perfect size for Oxford, only 32,500 miles on the clock, N Registration, driven by 2 members of a family since purchased new. Fully maintained and professionally serviced each year (most recent service and MOT in Sept., 2002), with 6 months road tax licence. £2,500 or offer. Please tel.: Alastair James on 01865 750914 (weekday eves., until 9.30 p.m., or weekends).


Flat for Sale

Summertown: smart, sunny 1-bedroom ground-floor flat with independent entrance, situated in private gated courtyard of only 10 flats; entrance lobby, living/dining room, fitted kitchen, inner hallway, bedroom and bathroom, with ample storage space. Private off-road parking space and communal gardens. Very comfortable and quiet, convenient location 3 mintues from Summertown shops, restaurants and gym. Offers in the region of £175,000. E-mail: mcintosc@oup.co.uk, tel.: 01865 354184.

Appointments

JESUS COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowships

Jesus College proposes to elect to two Junior Research Fellowships, tenable for three years from 1 October 2003. The posts are open to men or women intending to pursue research in
(a) any field of Geography;
(b) any field of Medieval or Modern History. The fellowship carries a stipend of £17,626 per annum in the first year. In addition, the fellow will be entitled to free rooms and meals in college.

Further information on both fellowships may be accessed from the Jesus College Web site, http://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk/notices, or obtained from the Principal's Secretary, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW, who should receive applications by 15 November. It is the responsibility of applicants to ask their referees (three are required) to send their references direct to the Principal's Secretary by the same date.


MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Appointment of Graduate Assistant (Oxford Further Education Access Initiative)

Applications are invited for the post of part-time Graduate Assistant for the Oxford Further Education Access Initiative. Seven Oxford colleges are working together with the aim of encouraging applications to the University from the Further Education (FE) sector. The programme as a whole has proved highly successful and is managed by a full-time Recruitment Officer. Funding has now been obtained from the Atlantic Philanthropies for a part-time Graduate Assistant who will provide administrative support and play a crucial role in maximising the potential of the project. Duties will include assisting with day-to-day administration, helping with the organisation of events necessary in establishing and nurturing contacts between Oxford and the FE sector, managing the contact database, helping with the development and management of future projects, and visiting colleges in the Further Education sector (if appropriate).

Familiarity with the FE sector and Oxford University admissions procedures would be an advantage. IT skills (including database management) are desirable. Salary will be on the clerical and library C4 scale, £14,536–£16,826 per annum (pro rata), based on a flexible eighteen-hour working week.

Further particulars may be obtained from Linda Given, Academic Administrator, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone: Oxford (2)70982, e-mail: admissions@mansfield.ox.ac.uk).

Application should be made by letter and curriculum vitae (five copies) to the Academic Administrator at Mansfield by 4 November. Applicants should also give the names of two referees whom they should ask to write directly to the Academic Administrator by the same date. Interviews will be held on Friday, 22 November. Previous applicants need not reapply.

Mansfield College is an equal opportunities employer.

WADHAM COLLEGE

Keeley Visiting Fellowship

Wadham College proposes to elect a distinguished visitor to Oxford to a Visiting Fellowship for all or part of the academic year 2003–4. The fellowship, which is for a scholar who will already have full financial support, is intended to provide the visitor with a social base where he or she can meet academics with a broader range of interests than might otherwise be likely within a single faculty or department. Nominations are invited from faculties or departments, and from individual senior members of the University.

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

Nominations should be sent to the Warden's Secretary, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN, before Friday, 17 January. These should include a curriculum vitae, a list of key publications, and a brief statement by the candidate of the work to be pursued in Oxford. This should be supported by a letter of recommendation from the nominator and by two other references from outside Oxford. Candidates should please ask their referees to send their references direct to the Warden's Secretary by the same date. The college expects to make an election on 12 March.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHIATRY, SCHOOL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE)

Professorship of Community Psychiatry

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Community Psychiatry invites applications for this newly established professorship from candidates working in one or more fields related to social and community psychiatry. It is hoped the successful candidate will take up appointment as soon as possible. The appointment will be subject to the statutes and ordinances of the University of Cambridge. The University of Cambridge is committed to equality of opportunity.

The annual pensionable stipend for a professor with clinical responsibility is £68,505. Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TT (e-mail: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application, marked `Confidential', including details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, and a publications list should be sent, together with the names of two referees, so as to reach him not later than 31 October. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor P.B. Jones (telephone: 01223 36960, e-mail: pbj21@cam.ac.uk).


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Research Fellowships 2003

Applications are invited from men and women who are graduates of UK universities or registered graduate students of the University of Cambridge. Applicants must be within four years of starting on full-time research on 5 February 2003. Allowance for a period of intermission may be given on application in certain circumstances. Applications must be received by the Master of St John's College, Cambridge CB2 1TP, by 5 February 2003. Application forms may be obtained from the college's Web site, http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk, or from the Master's Lodge, St John's College, Cambridge CB2 1TP.

Candidates who are short-listed by the college council by 6 March 2003 will be required to submit three copies of their writings to the college by not later than 13 March 2003. In the event of a Research Fellowship being offered and accepted, one of these three copies will be retained for the college archives.

The election will be made before 25 May 2003. Successful candidates will enter into their fellowships on 1 October 2003 and will vacate them on 30 September 2006. Tenure of the fellowship is conditional upon the holder devoting himself or herself to research to the satisfaction of the college council. For the first year there is no condition of residence. Thereafter the holder must carry out the research within the University of Cambridge unless the council is satisfied that he or she is better able to carry out the research elsewhere. The fellowship may be held in conjunction with a fellowship awarded by a Research Council or other similar body.

Provided that a fellow has no emoluments other than remuneration for up to six hours' college or university teaching a week, the annual stipend of fellows who are not full-time students working for a degree or other qualification is at present on the scale £18,655–£20,470. A reduced scale applies to fellows who are full-time students. The stipend for a fellow who has other emoluments (other than up to six hours' teaching) will be reduced by the total amount of those other emoluments.

Accommodation in college is provided free of charge for non-residing fellows; resident fellows are charged for service and supplies. One meal a day is provided free of charge to all fellows.

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 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Costume in 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.)

DR P. WALTERS: `Russia and its former East European states, and their relationship with religious identities' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR J.T. BRUER: `Neuroscience, cognitive science, and the rational basis of education' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR M. CORRIE: `Free will and the vocabulary of fortune in Malory's Le Morte D'Arthur' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

O. TODD: `André Malraux, l'homme derrière l'oeuvre' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.


Saturday 19 October

ORGAN RECITAL: David Maw, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

COLIN CARR (cello) and THOMAS SAUER (piano) perform chamber works by Beethoven, Britten, and Brahms, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge; reserved for college members until about ten days before the event).


Sunday 20 October

THE REVD PROFESSOR JOHN BARTON preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 21 October

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

DR F. BARBIRA-FREEDMAN: `Inventing cultures around maternities: waterbirth and infant massage in a global historical perspective' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Childbirth practices'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Word 2000: styles and tables of contents', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

N.S. MANTE: `Robert Boyle and the early modern racial body' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL: `Overseas interests' (Joseph Beuys Lectures), Auditorium, Magdalen, 3 p.m.

PROFESSOR ELIZABETH THOMPSON: `Chromosome ancestry and genetic mapping in the era of genome data' (lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

P. RILEY: `Rousseau on "transformative", "denaturing" civic education' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.


Tuesday 22 October

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `What Linux can do for you', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Hals and Manet: travelling companions' (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.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Writing at work' (week 2), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

DR NIKE WAGNER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature): `The modernity of Richard Strauss' (lecture series: `Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. LATOUR: `Four new uncertainties in the social sciences' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `Information and organisation'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR D. MARTIN: `Protestantism and politics in the developing world' (Seminars in the study of religions), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR K. SYLVA: `Helping parents improve their child's adjustment to primary school: results from a randomised control trial in an urban authority' (Department of Social Policy and Social Work seminars: `Relationships and child wellbeing'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.


Wednesday 23 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Dealing with stress', 9.30 a.m., and `Teaching through videoconferencing', 2 p.m. (see information above).

P. ROBINSON: `Digital video at Oxford' (seminar series: `Digital projects in Oxford'), OUCS, 12.30 p.m.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Impressionism', 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.)

W.K. ZEWADSKI: `Greek theatre in the cinema and television' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 2.15 p.m. (further details from: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

THE RT. HON. DONAL MCKINNON (Secretary General of the Commonwealth): `Multilateralism and multiculturalism—the Commonwealth in the twenty-first century' (lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. LATOUR: `For a critique of pure reason' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `Information and organisation'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR M. DUFFIELD: `Global governance and the new wars' (Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GERALD O'COLLINS, SJ: `What counts—historical evidence or personal testimony?' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `The Resurrection of Jesus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR Y. LOSHITZKY: `Identity politics in Israeli cinema' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.


Thursday 24 October

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Computing for the terrified', OUCS, 2–5 p.m.

DR S. KNAPP: `Collecting to conserve: not as paradoxical as it may seem' (seminar series: `What is the future of science-based conservation?'), School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

DR A. LAERKE: `Discipline and socialisation: children and their adults in an English village' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The girl child living in difficult circumstances: a cross-cultural perspective'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `The Harding Glass Collection', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

P. ASHWIN: `Variation in students' experiences of the Oxford tutorial' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), Forte Room, Pembroke College, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. LATOUR: `The trouble with organisation' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `Information and organisation'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR ROGER HOOD and RAMSAY CLARK: `Human rights and capital punishment' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: International Human Rights Seminars), Old Library, University Church, 5 p.m. (entrance via Radcliffe Square).

J. MARTINDALE: `Eleanor of Aquitaine: why another biography?' (DNB Seminars on Biography'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR D. MCCARTHY: `Eusebius' Canones Chronicorum and the voice of St Jerome' (lecture), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

MARY CLAPINSON and DAVID VAISEY: `The Bodleian and its librarians' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.


Friday 25 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Welcome to the University' (for non-academic staff), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY of Modern and Contemporary France study-day: `La réduction du temps de travail en France: du principe à l'application', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (advance booking required: tel. (2)74220, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

DR D. JOHNSON: `Religion and citizenship in the Sudan' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Common practice' (working lunch), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR S.T. FISKE: `The perils of prejudice: bias in the brain, mind, and society' (Joseph Jaspars Memorial Lecture), Room C.113, Department of Experimental Psychology, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LEDOUX: `How our brains learn to be who we are' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

EUROPEAN MOVEMENT open meeting: `The European Union under pressure', with Ian Taylor, MP, Maison Française, 8 p.m.


Saturday 26 October

ORGAN RECITAL: Katherine Pardee, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

 


Sunday 27 October

THE VERY REVD WILLIAM TAYLOR preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 28 October

DR L. RIVAL: `Multiple fatherhood in Amazonia: the fallacy of the neo-Darwinian explanation' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Childbirth practices'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Word 2000: mail-merge', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. PETTIT: `Deliberative democracy, the discursive dilemma, and republican theory' (Interdisciplinary Sawyer Seminar: `The theory and politics of civil society'), Rothermere American Institute, 1.45 p.m. (enquiries to: paul.bou-habib@socres.ox.ac.uk, tel. (2)82718).


Tuesday 29 October

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `E-mail and Web browsing on Linux', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Shakespeare's world', 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: `Writing at work' (week 3), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "Poetry", by Marianne Moore', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. TURNER: `Doing theology in the University' (lecture to mark the five-hundredth anniversary of the Lady Margaret Professorship of Divinity), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D.M. ANDERSON: ` "Parasites in Paradise": race, violence, and Mau Mau' (Evans- Pritchard Lectures: `Histories of the hanged: testimony from the Mau Mau Rebellion, 1952–60'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

US SENATOR RUSSELL FEINGOLD: `Anti-terrorist legislation and human rights in the US after 11 September' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: International Human Rights Seminars), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

M. MACLEAN: `Conflicted contact: an international perspective' (Department of Social Policy and Social Work seminars: `Relationships and child wellbeing'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.