Oxford University Gazette: 18 December 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4681: 18 December 2003

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

The following supplements were published with this Gazette:

  • University of Oxford: Admission Statistics, 2003 entry
  • Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: Seminars and Courses, Hilary and Trinity Terms Full details can be found on the IAUL Website.

Gazette publication arrangements

This is the final Gazette of the present term. Publication for Hilary Term will begin on 15 January. The usual deadlines will apply: 12 noon on Wednesday of the week prior to publication (7 January) for classified advertisements; 12 noon on Thursday of the week prior to publication (8 January) for all official notices.


Register of Congregation

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

de Wet, H., University Laboratory of Physiology

Greenwood, E.J., Medical Sciences Division

O'Cinneide, M.E., M.Phil., Keble

Parkin, R.J., MA, D.Phil., Keble

Scullion, J.S., Worcester

Van Hear, N.J., Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ventikos, Y., Wadham


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




Thursday, 15 January, at 8 a.m. THE VENERABLE JOHN MORRISON, Archdeacon of Oxford and Canon of Christ Church. Holy Communion (Latin). At St Mary's.

Sunday, 18 January, at 10 a.m. PROFESSOR FREDERICK J. WILLIAMS, Professor of Greek, the Queen's University of Belfast. (Latin Litany and Sermon.) At St Mary's.

Sunday, 25 January, at 10 a.m. THE REVD DR JOHN MUDDIMAN, G.B. Caird Fellow in New Testament Studies, Mansfield College, and University Lecturer in Theology. (Macbride Sermon.) At Hertford College.

Sunday, 1 February, at 10 a.m. THE REVD DR MAURICE WILES, FBA, Emeritus Student of Christ Church, sometime Regius Professor of Divinity. At the Cathedral.

Sunday, 8 February, at 10 a.m. THE REVD MYRA BLYTH, Research Fellow of the Centre for Culture and Christianity, Regent's Park College. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 15 February, at 10 a.m. DR SEBASTIAN BROCK, Emeritus Fellow of Wolfson College. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 22 February, at 10 a.m. MRS HENRIETTA LEYSER, Fellow of St Peter's College. (University Sermon on the Grace of Humility.) At St Mary's.

Sunday, 29 February, at 10 a.m. THE RT REVD JOHN GLADWIN, Bishop of Chelmsford. At St Mary's.

Sunday, 7 March, at 10 a.m. THE RT REVD JOHN PACKER, Bishop of Ripon and Leeds. At Mansfield College.

* Sunday, 14 March, at 10 a.m. DOM HENRY WANSBROUGH, OSB, Master of St Benet's Hall. (Sermon for the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin.) At Oriel College.

* On this day Doctors will wear their robes.



HAROLD W. JAFFE (AB California, Berkeley, MD California, Los Angeles,), Acting Director, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 July 2004.

Dr Jaffe will be a fellow of St Cross College.


The Life and Environmental Sciences Board, on the recommendation of the Department of Biochemistry, has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Biochemistry on DR S.M. KINGSMAN, Senior Vice-President for Research and Development, Oxford BioMedica Group PLC, from 1 December 2003 for a period of three years in the first instance.

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board, on the recommendation of the Department of Biochemistry, has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Biochemistry on DR A.J. KINGSMAN, Chief Executive, Oxford BioMedica Group PLC, from 1 December 2003 for a period of three years in the first instance.

The Social Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Economics on DR S.R. BOND, M.PHIL., Research Fellow, Nuffield College, for a period of three years from 1 January 2004.


The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327

DR JOHN MADDICOTT will deliver the James Ford Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Fridays in the Examination Schools.

23 Jan.: `Genesis: "The witan of the English people", c.900–1066.'

30 Jan.: `Confluence: English council, feudal counsel, 1066–1189.'

6 Feb.: `Transformations: the making of the community of the realm, 1189–1225.'

13 Feb.: `Establishment: the first age of parliamentary politics, 1225–58.'

20 Feb.: `Consolidation: Parliament and baronial reform, 1258–72.'

27 Feb.: `Expansion: Parliament and nation, 1272–1327.'

5 Mar.: `English exceptionalism?: The pecularities of the early English parliament.'


The legal framework of political thought, 1100–1600

DR MAGNUS RYAN, the Warburg Institute, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools: 3, 10, 17, 24 February, and 2 and 9 March.


Celebrating 100 years of Modern Languages at Oxford

ASSIA DJEBAR, author and Silver Chair Professor, New York University, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `St Augustin et la destruction.'


Historical concepts between Western and Eastern Europe

ULRICH HERBERT, Freiburg, will deliver a lecture in this series at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 January, in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. The series is chaired by Professor Manfred Hildermeier and Professor Jane Caplan.

Subject: `Stalinist and Nazi rule: possibilities and limits of comparison.'


From cuneiform to Qur'an: Iraq in the first millennium AD

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Mondays in Room 314, the Oriental Institute.

Conveners: Dr J.A. Black, Professor F.G.B. Millar, and Dr C.F. Robinson.

19 Jan.: `Introduction: change and continuity.'

MICHAEL SOMMER, Freiburg/Wolfson
26 Jan.: `The desert and the sown: imperial supremacy and local culture in Partho-Roman Mesopotamia.'

SAM LIEU, Macquarie
2 Feb.: `Mani and the early Sasanians.'

ST JOHN SIMPSON, British Museum
9 Feb.: `Pots and people: decoding Sasanian folk art in northern Iraq.'

16 Feb.: `Binding spells in the Aramaic incantation bowls from Babylonia.'

23 Feb.: `Jews and Judaism in late antique Babylonia.'

1 Mar.: `Syricac communities and the coming of Islam.'

8 Mar.: `Late antiquity in early Islamic Iraq.'


Ian Ramsey Centre

Science and religion

The following seminars will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in weeks 2, 4, and 6, in the Hood Room, St Cross College. Details of the 12 February seminar will be announced later.

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

DR K. HUTCHISON, Melbourne
29 Jan.: `An angel's view of heaven? Heliocentricity before Copernicus.'

PROFESSOR HOLMES ROLSTON, Colorado State University
26 Feb.: `Genes, Genesis, and God.'


New Year Lecture

PROFESSOR JAMES ALLAN, Keeper of Eastern Art, will deliver the New Year Lecture at 11 a.m. on Thursday, 8 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free and booking is not required.

Subject: `Sprouting stags and growling griffins: wonders of Islamic Spain.'


The quest for peace in the Arab–Israeli conflict

PROFESSOR SHLOMO BEN-AMI, formerly Foreign Minister of the State of Israel, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays in the Examination Schools.

5 Feb.: `The early years: a missed opportunity?'

12 Feb.: `1967–77: the tortuous road to Jerusalem.'

26 Feb.: `From Camp David to Madrid.'

11 Mar.: `The rise and fall of the Oslo process.'

David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in Yarnton Manor. The OCHJS minibus will depart from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 and 7.30 p.m., and will leave Yarnton Manor at 9.45 p.m. Single fare: £1.60 (students £1.20).

Convener: Joseph Sherman.

21 Jan.: `The Prophet's Wife: Milton Steinberg's unfinished masterpiece.'

PROFESSOR B. NEUBERGER, Open University of Israel
28 Jan.: `Education and democracy in Israel—dilemmas and constraints.'

P. SIJPESTEIJN, Christ Church
4 Feb.: `Family Tzorus—a settlement from the Cairo Geniza.'

PROFESSOR L. KRAVITZ, Hebrew Union College, New York
11 Feb.: ` "Where the dog lies buried...": hidden problem areas in medieval and modern theological systems.'

DR M. BAR-ASHER, Hebrew University
18 Feb.: `Jews and Judaism in early Shi'i religious literature.'

PROFESSOR E. SICHER, Ben-Gurion University
25 Feb.: `Between hope and despair: Jewish writers and the Russian Revolution.'

3 Mar.: `Hebrew mathematics and Jewish culture in the Middle Ages.'

PROFESSOR R. LOEWE, University College, London
10 Mar.: `Ibn Sahula's Meshal haqadmoni: a failed educational endeavour.'


Public lecture

DR JIM BENNETT will lecture at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 5 February, in the Museum of the History of Science. The lecture is linked to the current exhibition `Ingenuity in Restoration England'. Admission is free.

Subject: `Instruments and ingenuity.'

Between the lines

BENJAMIN WOOLLEY will talk about his book The Queen's Conjuror: the Life and Magic of Dr Dee, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, 22 January, in the Museum of the History of Science. Admission is free.

`Between the lines' is a series of occasional lectures by authors of history of science books which are intended for a wide readership.


Formula 1 Motorsport Evenings

The following talks will be given on Mondays in the Begbroke Science Park, Sandy Lane, Yarnton. Admission is free, but those wishing to attend are asked to e-mail to reserve a place (e-mail: elen.wade-martins@begbroke.ox.ac.uk, elen.humphreys@begbroke.ox.ac.uk, or rebecca.lingwood@begbroke.ox.ac.uk).

PAT SYMONDS, Executive Director of Engineering, the Renault F1 Team
26 Jan., 7 p.m.: `Success in competition: the application of science of just sheer luck?'

BRIAN O'ROURKE, Chief Composites Engineer, BMW Williams F1 Team
2 Feb., 6 p.m.: `Composite materials and safety structures in F1 racing cars.'


Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government

PROFESSOR ELINOR OSTROM, Professor of Political Science, will deliver the Lee Lecture at p.m. on Thursday, 29 January, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: `The Samaritan's dilemma: an institutional analysis of aid and development.'

Neill Lecture

LORD BINGHAM OF CORNHILL will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Alabama claims.'


Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture

DR KAY REDFIELD JAMISON, Professor of Psychiatry, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will deliver the Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 14 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Suicide in mental illness: a personal and clinical perspective.'


Making globalisation work for developing countries

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College.

Convener: Dr Ngaire Woods.

23 Jan.: `Globalisation and transparency in economic policy-making.'

30 Jan.: `Globalisation and exchange rate regimes.'

6 Feb.: `Does open trade promote human rights in the developing world?'

13 Feb.: `Controlling the global funding of terrorists.'

27 Feb.: `The World Bank and its critics.'

5 Mar.: `Fairness in international politics.'

12 Mar.: `The role international standards can play in regulating global corporate behaviour.'


D'Arcy Memorial Lectures

Early Jesuit music

PROFESSOR T. FRANK KENNEDY, Boston College, will deliver the D'Arcy Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Examination Schools. The lectures will include video and audio illustrations.

28 Jan.: `Early opera as icon and method.'

4 Feb.: `New World Missions I: music and culture.'

11 Feb.: `New World Missions II: mission v. cathedral.'

18 Feb.: `Jesuit chapels and musical catechisms.'

25 Feb.: `Jesuit chamber opera in seventeenth-century Vienna.'



Conferment of title

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Research Lecturer on MR JOHN COBB, Sub-department of Particle Physics, with immediate effect.



Qualifying Examination

Chemistry and Physics for Medical Students: G.G. MACPHERSON, BM, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Oriel


With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Committee for the Ruskin School will come into effect on 2 January 2004.

1 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

M.Phil. in Modern Chinese Studies

With immediate effect (for first examination in 2004)

1 in Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 587, l. 47, delete `30,000' and substitute `20,000'.

2 Ibid., p. 588, ll. 4–5, delete `This is a single, three-hour examination paper on approaches and methods of research on modern China.' and subsitute:

`The requirements for this paper will be fulfilled in the form of three written assignments to be handed in during the course of the second term.'

2 Committee for the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

Bachelor of Fine Art

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, delete from p. 218, l. 25, to p. 219, l.4, and substitute:

`2. Every candidate will be required to

(a) Produce a selection of work completed throughout the course preceding the examination in each of the categories scheduled below:

(i) An exhibition of current work or work constructed especially for assessment.

(ii) A portfolio of work made during the course preceding the examination, showing the student's chosen discipline which will be of one or two of the following: painting; drawing; sculpture; printmaking; mixed media: photography; video/film; performance. In addition it can include work made in other media where this has been agreed by the candidate and their tutor. If one discipline is chosen, at least twelve original works in that discipline; in the case of time- based work, candidates should make a submission of no more than twenty minutes' duration. If two disciplines are chosen, at least six original works in each discipline. Work which, in the judgement of the candidate's tutor, cannot be submitted for examination for practical reasons, may be represented by documentation.

(iii) A body of supporting work in at least one medium not offered under (i) and (ii) of this sub-clause.

(b) Submit an essay of about 6,000 words, which shall normally be on some aspect of visual culture since 1900, in accordance with the provisions of clause 3 of these regulations.

(c) Satisfy the examiners in a paper on the history and theory of visual culture since 1900.

3. (a) The work required by the provisions of clause 2 must be submitted to the Chairman of Examiners, Final Examination in Fine Art, Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, 74 High Street, Oxford by noon on Tuesday in the eighth week of Trinity Full Term in which the examination is taken.

(b) A candidate submitting an essay in accordance with the provisions of clause 2 (b) of these regulations must apply for the approval of the Ruskin Master not later'.


Christ Church

ANGUS MACCONAL ARMSTRONG, 2003; commoner 1934.


Corpus Christi College

DAVID GEORGE JAMISON, MA, D.PHIL., 1 November 2003; Lecturer 1952–69, Fellow 1960–9. Aged 79.

Lincoln College

JOHN JULIUS, MARQUIS DE AMODIO, CBE, 29 October 2003; commoner 1929–34, Honorary Fellow 1986–2003. Aged 94.

RICHARD MARK COOPER, 10 October 2003; commoner 1929. Aged 92.

GWYN EVANS JONES, 2003; graduate commoner 1953–60. Aged 71.

SPENCER LE VAN KIMBALL, 29 October 2003; Rhodes Scholar 1947–9. Aged 85.

THE REVD MILTON BRUCE MARTIN, 10 October 2003; Rhodes Scholar 1962. Aged 75.

ALAN VANE VICKERY, 4 November 2003; graduate commoner 1952. Aged 77.

Queen's College and St Antony's College

ALAN EATON DAVIDSON, 2 December 2003; student 1942--3 and 1946--8, Queen's College; Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow, 1978–9, Senior Associate Member, 1979--82, and Member of the Senior Common Room, 1983--97, St Antony's College. Aged 79.


Lincoln College

A Memorial Service for JOHN JULIUS, THE MARQUIS DE AMODIO, CBE, MA, former Honorary Fellow, will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Monday, 19 January, in the chapel, Lincoln College.

Refreshments will be served in Lincoln College after the service.

Open Morning

Magdalen College School: Sat. 10 Jan., 8.30 a.m. to 12 noon. All welcome. Tel.: 01865 242191 for further details or e-mail: registrar@mcsoxford.org.

Christmas Gifts at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Do come and choose from a range of luxury items and educational products on sale in the museum shop: gemstone jewellery, stone bowls and candlesticks, fossils and minerals, fair trade toys and puzzles, specialised books on natural history as well as educational books for children. We also have an excellent selection of small gifts that are ideal for Christmas stockings; nuggets of fool's gold, magnifying lenses, finger-puppets, stickers and dinosaur models. Open daily 12p.m. to 5 p.m. 10% discount with blue Oxford University card.

Dragon School Oxford

125th Annimversary Bursaries: means-tested bursaries of up to 80% of day fees are available to support children of parents who cannot afford the full fees. Eligible boys or girls must have been born between 1 Set. 1995 and 31 Aug. 1996 in order to enter Year 4 in Sept. 2004 as day pupils or boarders. Further details and applications forms are available from the Registrar's Assistant, Dragon School, Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS. Tel.: 01865 315405 or e-mail: admissions@dragonschool.org. Closing date for applications: Fri. 18 Jan. 2004.

Grand Viennese New Year's Ball

Saturday, 3 Jan., Oxford Town Hall: Strauss Family, waltzes, polkas, marches, Quadrille. The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra. John Georgiadis, conductor/violin. Tickets for diners and dancers (6.45 p.m. start), £65. Tickets for concerts only (7.30 p.m. start), £20, £15, £10. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com. Box Office: 01865 305305.

Emmaus Oxford

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

Summer Fields School

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

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Books Bought: 01865 727928–we buy any quantity of books, from single items of importance to entire libraries on history and the humanities. Unsworth's Booksellers (ABA). Shops at 15 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ and 12 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QA. Open every day. E-mail: books@unsworths.com. Web site: www.unsworths.com.

December sale at St Philip's Books, 82 St Aldates, Oxford (under Elizabeth Restaurant); 20% discount on most secondhand stock. Specialist in humanities, especially theology, history, literature, philosophy, biography, C.S. Lewis and Inklings, Newman and Oxford Movement. Open Mon.–Sat., 10a.m. to 5 p.m. Catalogues on request. Good prices paid for collections or individual books, especially academic and antiquarian. Tel.: Christopher Zealley 01865 202182.

Periodicals Bought and Sold

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

Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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

Services Offered

Conservation and restoration specialists Oxford Conservation Associates provide a comprehensive conservation and restoration service to colleges and private clients; from furniture to clocks; books to ceramics; paintings and gilding. Whatever your requirement call 01295 750998 for the right expert. E-mail: oxfordconservation@btopenworld.com.

Luker Bros (Removals and Storage) Ltd. Storage of personal effects for as little as £4 + VAT per week. Weekly deliveries to mainland Europe. Shipping services to all worldwide destinations. Contact Matthew Elbro on 01865 740709 or e-mail: melbro@lukerbros.com.

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

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

Domestic Services

Au pair 20+. De luxe accommodation with lively academic family, French Switzerland. Own apartment in ground-floor of village farmhouse. Three-generation family. Babymind 2-year-old and light housework. Tel.: 01993 898536 or 004121 869 9010.

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.

Volunteer required by Oxfam Archive

The Oxfam Archigve needs an assistant to index its collection of Oxfam News, our periodical for supporters dating from 1965, which is housed in the library in Summertown. Applicants for this voluntary position should possess a thorough, accurate and methodical approach to the work. They should be available to work for at least 4 hours p.w.; hours are flexible. Local travel expenses are refundable. Tea and coffee are provided. If you would like help or require further information please phone Rosie Dodd on 01865 313764 (Tues./Thurs./Fri.), 01869 355129 (Mon./Wed.) or e-mail: rdodd@oxfam.org.uk.

Situations Vacant

Editor, IT Security Portfolio: Elsevier Advanced Technoloyg, a division of Elsevier, has a vacancy for an Editor. You'll be a member of a highly successful and dynamic organisation at the heart of innovative print and Web publishing. We are the business-to-business division of Elsevier, the leading international publisher of STM journals, books and online products with an enviable worldwide reputation. You will be responsible for editorial direction and control of a group of IT security professional titles, including the flagship title Computers and Security, and editorial support for the other titles in the portfolio. You will be able to manage the titles, commision copy from leading experts in the field, liaise and direct editorial boards, and determine publishing strategy. You will be working as part of a cross-functional team. Previous editorial experience is desirable, as is a demonstrable interest in information security. You will commission copy and direct a peer-review process, and will see the titles to print in conjunction with our in-house production department. Commercially aware, you will also develop the sales and marketing strategy in conuunction with the marketing manager responsible for the titles. Additionally, you will be responsible for web editing our IT site, Compsec Online, and for providing editorial support to the other titles in the portfolio.We offer excellent training, opportunities for the future and all the benefits you would expect from a world leading employer. Please send your CV and covering letter stating your salary expectations to Rebecca Kay, HR Department, Elsevier Ltd., The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB. E-mail: r.kay@elsevier.com. Closing date 2 Jan. 2004.

Researchers wanted: D.Phil level only. Areas: Migration and mobility; Legal analyst; EU Asylum and immigration laws. Exciting short-term work. Excellent remuneration. Phone: Dr Daniell on 01865 747793 and 292009.

Short Term Let

House to rent Hilary Term in Charlbury (20 minutes by train to Oxford): 4-bedroom modern house in Cotswold style in pretty Cotswold town, very accessible for Oxford, would suit visiting family or academic. Detached; 2 reception rooms plus study, fireplace, modern kitchen, washing machine, dishwasher, bathroom and shower room, large garden. Ideally we need someone to 'house sit' 2 resident cats. Walking distance to town, station, basic shops, primary school and attractive countryside. £895 p.c.m. Available mid-Jan. to en-March. May be possible to negotiate shorter or longer period. Tel.: 07956 827881.

House to Let/For Sale

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly: old farm house, newly tiled roof, all mod cons, and set in approx. 13½ acres of farmland. Peaceful yet within 4 kms from Cerisy la Salle (local village; Saint-Lo, Coutance approx. 20 kms; Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room; gas cooker; separate electric oven; microwave; large fridge with separate freezer; gas c.h.; bathroom with toilet; sitting room. First floor: music room (with Grand piano), 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with toilet; gallery (suitable for office) which overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Ideal retreat for writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. Long-term let or for sale (sensible offers). For further details please contact Alexander Kok on tel.: 00 33 2 33 45 52 16, fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.

Houses to Let

Two-bedroom, recently completely redecorated, modern, c.h. house with garden and parking. Very quiet leafy cul-de-sac at Iffley Turn. Good access to bus routes and ring road. Available now for 6 months initial tenancy–longer available. £700 p.m. plus council tax. Sorry no smokers, children or pets. Tel.: 01865 361494, Fax: 01865 368192. E-mail: southend104@hotmail.com.

Jericho: well-appointed 2-double bedroom Victorian furnished house; stripped wooden floors; walled garden. Would suit professional or academic couple. Available Jan. 2004. £995 p.c.m. To view tel.: 01865 558039.

Two-bedroom modern terrace house with garden: fully furnished and fitted in excellent condition; gas c.h.; washer-drier; ample storage space in attic with ladder access. Situated in quiet cul-de-sac in Rewley Park behind Said Business School, near train and bus stations. Reserved parking space. Available now. £895 p.c.m., deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 421234 or e-mail: josephine.reynell@qeh.ox.ac.uk, or macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

Oxford, Iffley Fields: sweet and sunny Victorian terrace cottage, 10 minutes' walk Magdalen Bridge, frequent city buses, suit academic/professional couple. Sitting room, dining room/study, modern kitchen, bathroom, second WC, large double bedroom, study/spare bedroom (sofa bed), utilities cellar, stripped pine stair, sanded floors, period fireplaces, antiques, attractive garden (care by arrangement). Available from January for 6–8 months (or less, all dates negotiable). £850 p.m. E-mail: ayers@wadh.ox.ac.uk or tel. 01865 798069, or 01873 810982.

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.

Waterways, central north Oxford: selection of brand new luxury 4-/5- bedroom, and 3-bathroom houses in prestigious location. Master bedroom with spacious en suite; family bathroom with separate shower. Landscaped garden, some with conservatory. Elegantly furnished. Secure parking, some with own garage. High-quality applicances and fittings. All properties owned, let and managed by Chase. No tenant administration fess charged. Immediately available. Tel.: Chase-the property people-01865 516060 or 07808 477850.

Flats to Let

Crisp, clean flat: newly refurbished on 2 floors in north Oxford; large sitting-room/dining room; fitted kitchen; bathroom with shower; 2 good double bedrooms. Easy access to university departments and hospitals. Off-street parking. £950 p.c.m. (incl. community charges). Tel.: 01865 512854 or 07968286575.

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

Self-catering Apartments

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

Accommodation Offered

Central Oxford: bed-sitter with shared kitchen. Warm house. Moderate rent. Tel.: 01865 242402.

Double room in Grandpont house available 20 Dec. N/s owner occupant is reputedly house trained and has been known to do the washing up. £300 p.c.m. plus bills. contact: stephen.brett@isis.ox.ac.uk.
Room for rent available in quiet family home in Headington, close to shops and amenities, for female post-graduate student. To share with 1 adult and 2 teenage girls, cost £310 p.m. incl. (except telephone charges). Tel.: 01865 452 903.
Double room in lovely Victorian house, Bicester (wooden Floors, open fire, garden, microwave, dishwasher, internet etc.); 5 minutes from train/bus/M40. Suit professional 25 years+. £290 p.c.m. excl.(negotiable for the right person). Contact 07762 625849 or e-mail: lphelps@oxfam.org.uk.
College & County have a range of quality properties to let in Oxford. Contact: info@collegeandcounty.biz to see how we can meet your accommodation needs.
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.
Oxford B & B: attractive, quiet and convenient home from home. Per night, single £38, double £50. Weekly rate less 20 per cent. Monthly rates negotiable. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com
Let Finders Keepers award winning North Oxford office make you at home in Oxfordshire. Over thirty years experience, a dedicated 24-hour management service and a comprehensive marketing profile ensure Finders Keepers ' reputation for making renting a pleasure is endorsed by both landlords and tenants. Whether you are looking for a short term sabbatical base in the city or a more permanent home we have a range of quality properties to match your requirements. With a dedicated team of property managers, letting negotiators, and an interior design and buildings division we offer landlords sound advice on all aspects of the residential market, providing security in the knowledge that your home is in skilled and capable hands. For further information on availability and landlord services please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.
Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. Short stay (up to 6 weeks). £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

Accommodation Sought

Academic couple with three-month-old baby, moving from Edinburgh to Oxford Jan./Feb., seek accommodation and childcare for 6 months whilst house-hunting. House-sitting or renting welcomed. Please contact Rachel. E-mail: R.Hinton@ed.ac.uk or Ymalhi@ed.ac.uk; tel.: 07763 113040.

German temporary OU lecturer and Oxford alumnus seeks for himself and female fiancée fully furnished one-bedroom apartment for 10 Jan. to 30 June 2004. E-mail: andreas.umland@stanfordalumni.org.

College & County is seeking to increase its portfolio of high-quality Oxford property suitable for post graduate and academic lets. Ethical letting works! A high level of personalised service and a less adversarial approach is in the interest of all. Would you like us to let and manage your house for you? Contact: mark@collegeandcounty.biz.

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

Holiday Lets

Rome:studio apartment of MC Escher. On the upper hill of Trastevere, in a beautiful part of Rome, just 15 minutes by bus from city centre, this delightful 4th-floor apartment (no lift) was the workplace of the Dutch artist MC Escher. Fully refurbished to a high standard, retaining large, original Escher-made windows. 138 Euro per night (2-3 people); 172 Euro (4-5 people). E-mail: andrew.parker@zoo.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 271218.

Andalucia Gaucin: Casa Alta, a delightful private house in white mountain village to let while author/owner away; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; large living area with open fireplace; fully fitted kitchen leading on to terracem with magical views over valleys to coast and mountains of Africa. Very comfortably furnished, TV, video, washing machine, deep freeze, excellent maid by arrangement. £450–£550 p.w.; reduction for longer lets. Also Casa Flora, a self-contained guest house to Casa Alta. Separate entrance. Large studio with double bed, en suitebathroom, and French windows on to terrace with same wonderful views. Sleeps 2–3. Plus single bedroom with en suiteshower. Nice kitchen with wood stove, fridge, washing machine etc. Price according to season £200-£300 p.w. Tel.: 01985 844560 , e-mail: venetiaspain@aol.com, after Jan 20 , tel: 00 34 95 215 11 11 or e-mail: venetia@ari.es.

Cevennes–Gard/Lozere/Ardeche borders: spacious, recently refurbished apartment in stone Cevenol 'mas', on the periphery of Mont Lozere National Park. Vine-covered terrace, adjoining modern kitchen; salon; 3 double bedrooms–sleeps 8+; bathroom and 2 shower rooms. Well separated from owners' accommodation which is usually unoccupied when this apartment is let. Set at about 1,000 ft, in over 2 acres of matrue gardens and trees, the house is on the edge of a very quiet hamlet–near a village withshops–in an area of dramatic mountain scenery, with attractive river swimming. Uzes, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles, Montpellier, Southern Rhone vineyards, Gorges du Tarn–and the Mediterranean–all within easy reach. For those who do not wish to drive, there is easy access via TGV or cheap Stanstead flights. Booking now open for 2004 (from £210 p.w.). Non-smokers only please. Full c.h. available for autumn and winter lets. A smaller, second flat is now also available; this will sleep 4 or 5 in 2 bedrooms and has a large living area and a cool covered terrace. Though entirely separate from the larger flat–and available separately–this may be of particular interest to families who enjoy holidays together but appreciate privacy and independence. For further details of either of these flats please apply: 01527 541360.

Christmas in Tuscany. Elegant apartment in Tuscan farmhouse with views to Siena (15 kms). Sleeps six. Open fireplace, central heating, two bathrooms, open plan kitchen/living room. Available 18 December throughout the winter seaon. For further info and photos, e-mail: carmelina2@libero.it.

A Holiday to Remember: Panfili, a beautifully restored farmhouse on the Tuscan/Umbrian border with stunning views, in a truly tranquil setting, offers tailor-made walking and cookery holidays as well as B & B, and house rental. As a base for exploring an area steeped in history and rich in culture, Panfili is quite ideal. For further details please see: www.casapanfili.com or call Betty Stuart at 00390758504244.

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

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

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

Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1- bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well-equipped with television, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Available from late July, 3 nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 per week or £950 per month for members of the university. (Non-member rates are £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

For Sale

Old Charm, solid oak, handmade bedroom furniture. Comprises wardrobe, cupboard and dressing table. Excellent condition. Buyer collects. £2,000. Tel.: 01993 704301.


Applications are invited for the above post in the Saïd Business School, one of Europe's leading centres for management education. The post is tenable from 1 September 2004, or such later date as may be arranged. The successful candidate will have an exceptional research record and will be expected to provide intellectual leadership in an area of marketing. The school is particularly interested in making an appointment in the area of consumer marketing. The L'Oréal Professor will lead marketing teaching in the school, particularly on the MBA programme, and will be expected to conceive, initiate, and manage a significant programme of research on contemporary marketing issues, preferably giving emphasis to modern consumer marketing. It is anticipated that the successful candidate will have a background in the wider social and human sciences, being committed to using these to shape and guide a programme of rigorous research in the marketing area.

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

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70200). The closing date for applications is Monday, 2 February.


University Lecturership in American History

In association with Corpus Christi College

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2004. The successful candidate will be offered a tutorial fellowship by Corpus Christi College. The combined university and college salary will be according to age on a scale up to a current maximum of £42,900, plus college allowances.

The person appointed will be expected to give lectures and tutorials in the field of American History of the nineteenth century for the Honour School of Modern History and to make appropriate contributions to other courses at graduate and undergraduate level. The lecturer will also be expected to supervise graduate students reading for the D.Phil.

Further particulars, containing details of the duties and full range of emoluments and allowances attaching to both the university and the college posts, may be obtained from the Administrator, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD (telephone: Oxford (2)77253, e-mail: administrator@history.ox.ac.uk). Applicants should send ten copies of their application (expect for overseas candidates, who need only send one) to the Chairman of the Modern History Faculty Board, at the above address, by 19 January. Applications cannot be accepted by e-mail. Candidates are asked to arrange, at the request of the selection committee, for three references to be sent to the above address by the closing date.

The University and college are equal opportunities employers.


Fixed-term part-time Associate Tutorship (0.2 FTE) in Social and Political Science

Applications are invited for a part-time (one day per week) Associate Tutorship in Social and Political Science for a period of eighteen months, with effect from 1 March 2004. Salary scale: £18,265--£24,121 per annum, pro rata.

The principal responsibility of the post-holder will be to act as Course Director of the Undergraduate Certificate (Level 1) Course in Social and Political Science. Any teaching undertaken on the Certificate Course will be paid for separately.

The successful candidate will be well-qualified academically in one or more of the social and political sciences and will have a proven record of teaching and research. Experience of adult education will be an advantage.

Further particulars may be obtained by e-mail: personnel@conted.ox.ac.uk or by telephone from Oxford (2)80152. Applications should be sent to Miss Catherine Brown, OUDCE, 1 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JA, to reach her by noon on Monday, 5 January.


Oliver Smithies Lecturership and Visiting Research Fellowships 2004--5

Balliol College invites applications from scholars of outstanding distinction or promise to be Visiting Fellows of Balliol and Oliver Smithies Lecturers.

A Visiting Fellowship normally lasts for at least two, but not more than three terms. Visiting Fellowships are intended primarily to give scholars from outside the United Kingdom an opportunity to pursue their own research as a member of the college. Fellows will normally be expected to reside in Oxford during terms. The college is regrettably unable to offer Visiting Fellows accommodation. However, Visiting Fellows will be entitled to full membership of the senior common room and to take all their meals in college free of charge. The college will meet the cost of one return trip from the fellow's home institution. A Visiting Fellow must also be willing to take up the Oliver Smithies Lecturership, which carries with it a requirement to offer two or three University-wide lectures on a subject of the lecturer's choosing. An honorarium of £500 per lecture is offered. Other things being equal, preference will be given to candidates whose work is close to the academic interests of one or more fellows of the college.

Applicants who are unable to be in Oxford for as long as two terms may apply for the Oliver Smithies Lecturership on its own. In this case the lecturer would be expected to visit the college for a period of between one and four weeks, at a time to be mutually agreed by the college and the lecturer, to deliver his or her lectures. The lecturer will be entitled to free college accommodation and free meals for the period over which the lectures are to be given. Travelling expenses will be met by the college, and the same honorarium is offered. The reverse arrangement---applying for the Visiting Fellowship, but not for the Smithies Lecturership---is not possible.

Applications, in the form of a letter, should include a statement of the research the applicant intends to carry out during his or her visit; details of the proposed lectures; a full curriculum vitae; and the names and addresses of two academic referees. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that their references are sent directly to the college by the closing date. Applications should be sent to the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, and should reach the college by 27 February 2004. The college hopes to complete the elections by mid-March.

Junior Research Fellowships

Balliol College proposes to elect two non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellows, one in an arts or social science subject (excluding political science) and one in a science subject, from 1 October 2004. It is expected that the fellowships will be for three years, although the college may be willing to consider an extension of this period in certain circumstances. Applicants must have guaranteed funding for a minimum of three years and should normally be in possession of a doctorate. Prospective applicants for schemes such as the British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowships Scheme, the ESRC Research Fellowships Scheme, and the Royal Society Fellowship Scheme, who wish to hold their fellowship in Oxford and would welcome a college attachment during the period of their award, are particularly encouraged to apply. The fellow elected will be a Junior Research Fellow as defined in the college statutes. The main duty of the fellow will be to undertake research, but participation in the educational activities of the college through paid tutorial teaching would be welcomed. College accommodation is offered (or, if preferred, a housing allowance of £4,073 per annum), as well as free meals and an academic support allowance.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Master's Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ (e-mail: masters.secretary@balliol.ox.ac.uk). Applications, in the form of a letter, a curriculum vitae, and a research proposal should be sent to the same address to arrive not later than noon on Friday, 13 February. Applicants should arrange for two references to be sent direct to the same address and by the same date. It is expected that interviews will be held in the week beginning 15 March.

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer and a charity which exists to promote excellence in education and research.


Domus Research Studentships

Linacre College proposes to elect to not more than four Domus Studentships, tenable in the first instance for one year from 1 October 2004, with the possibility of election for a second or third year subject to satisfactory work and progress. The value of these studentships will be £250 per year. They will not normally be tenable after the students' liability for university and college fees has ended.

Holders of Domus Studentships will be given priority in the allocation of college accommodation. Candidates for these studentships will be either students who intend to begin reading for a higher degree or diploma at the University in October 2004, or current students of Linacre College in their first or second years. There is no restriction of subject.

Candidates for these awards should submit an account of their previous academic work and a brief description of their proposed topic of research to the Senior Tutor, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA, by 31 January, and should ask two academic referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor about them by that date.

Canadian National Scholarship

Linacre College proposes to elect to a Canadian National Scholarship, generously funded by Canadian National, which operates Canada's largest railroad system. The scholarship will be of a value of £4,000, and will be tenable for one year from 1 October 2004. It is open to a suitably qualified student of Canadian nationality reading or intending to read for a postgraduate degree. At the time of taking up the scholarship, the scholar must have been admitted as a postgraduate student by a relevant faculty of the University, and must be, or become, a member of Linacre College.

Application forms may be obtained from the College Secretary, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA, or electronically at http://w ww.linacre.ox.ac.uk/college/scholarships/canadianscholarshipapp.doc. The closing date for applications is 31 March.


CUF Lecturership and Tutorial Fellowship in Classics

In association with the Faculty of Classics

St Hilda's College proposes to elect an Official Fellow and Tutor in Classics, to take up post from 1 October 2004. This appointment will be made in collaboration with the Faculty of Classics in the University, and the successful candidate will simultaneously be appointed to a CUF Lecturership in Classical Languages and Literature. Only women are eligible to hold fellowships at St Hilda's College. This is a provision of the college statutes made under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and remains lawful by virtue of section 5 (3) of the Employment Act 1989. This is intended to be a permanent appointment.

Applications are invited from women with enthusiasm for the subject, who are able to direct the studies of undergraduates, to undertake advanced research, and to offer teaching in any area of Latin or Greek languages and literature. There is no preferred specialism.

Further particulars and an application cover sheet should be obtained from the Web site, http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.ak, or from the Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815, fax: (2)76816, e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.oxford.ac.uk).

The closing date for the receipt of applications and references is 22 January.


Elizabeth Wordsworth Junior Research Fellowship 2004

St Hugh's College offers an Elizabeth Wordsworth Junior Research Fellowship, tenable for two years in the first instance (but extendable for a third year), from 1 October 2004, for research in the Social Sciences. The current stipend is £11,296 if the hold is resident in college, or £13,028 if the holder is non-resident (in both cases subject to review).

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (e-mail: marie.mcallister@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 9 January.

Graduate Scholarships 2004

St Hugh's College is offering up to eight scholarships to graduates for research with effect from October 2004, each of £2,000 per annum, for a period not extending beyond their fee-paying status, and subject to satisfactory progress.

The scholarships may be held by graduates of any nationality working for a D.Phil. degree. Former undergraduates of St Hugh's may apply for the Fulford Scholarship, which is tenable for one year only, in any degree by research including the one-year M.St. and M.Res. courses.

Each graduate scholar will be entitled to a room in St Hugh's graduate accommodation at the standard charge for up to the remaining fee-paying period of their degree.

Awards to applicants not already reading for a higher degree at Oxford will be conditional on their being accepted to do so by the relevant University Faculty Board. Awards to applicants currently reading for a higher degree at Oxford will be conditional on permission being granted by their present college for migration to St Hugh's.

Applications for the scholarships must reach the Academic Administrator, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE, by 9 January 2004, together with the names and addresses of two referees, who should be asked to write direct to the Academic Administrator by the same date. Referees are welcome to send references by e-mail: marie.mcallister@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk.

Becket Institute Fellowships

The Becket Institute is a research centre based at St Hugh's College, dedicated to exploring issues related to religious liberty.

The Institute offers two types of fellowships tenable for one academic year from October 2004: one Junior Fellowship for scholars who have gained their doctorate ordinarily within the previous five years, and one Senior Fellowship. Fellows are expected to pursue research on the topic of religious liberty in any of the following fields: law, politics, philosophy, theology, sociology, modern history.

The stipend for fellowships may vary according to age and experience, the minimum for Junior Fellowships being £15,000 and for Senior Fellowships £28,000.

The Becket Institute also proposes to award a graduate studentship, tenable for up to three years from Michaelmas Term 2004. This graduate studentship will cover college and university fees, provide a maintenance grant, and may be tenable in combination with other funding. Applications are invited from candidates that have been accepted for graduate study at the University in any subject relevant to the study of the topic of religious liberty.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Director's Secretary, the Becket Institute at St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (e-mail: becket.institute@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications, with a detailed curriculum vitae, a research proposal, and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent by 27 February 2004.


Bodossaki Graduate Scholarship in Science

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

Applicants should be Greek citizens under the age of thirty (thirty-five for candidates in medicine). The scholarship is tenable for a period of not more than three years from 1 October 2004. The emoluments, totalling up to £12,500 per annum, cover university and college fees and a grant for maintenance. The successful applicant will be required to read for a higher degree of the University (for further information see the university graduate prospectus at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/gsp/).

Applicants, who should normally have obtained a first-class degree of a British university or an equivalent Greek or other overseas qualification, should write to the Master, enclosing a curriculum vitae and an outline of the research proposed, together with the names of two referees. Referees should be asked to send references direct to the Master, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL. Applications and references should arrive by 16 February. Interviews will be held in Oxford, probably during March.

Note: Candidates are advised to make early contact with the university department in which they wish to undertake research in order to identify a possible supervisor. They should confirm in their application that they have done this. Scholarship candidates who are shortlisted for interview may like to arrange to visit the relevant department at the time of the interviews.


Sackler Fellowship

In association with the Ashmolean Museum

Worcester College, in conjunction with the Ashmolean Museum, invites applications from suitably qualified men and women for a Research Fellowship, to be held in the Cast Gallery in the Ashmolean Museum, for a period of two years. The appointment will commence from 1 September 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The principal role and duties of the fellow will be to work with, and under the direction of, the Curator of the Cast Gallery, Professor R.R.R. Smith. Key duties will include researching the casts and the collection, maintaining the casts database, preparing a catalogue and guide to the casts on display, and researching and preparing new entries for the casts database. In addition the fellow will be involved in other parts of the Gallery's work, for example assisting in the acquisition of new casts, loan arrangements, the preparation of temporary exhibitions, curating the collection, and the administration of the Gallery.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in Classical Archaeology, be familiar with the scholarship on the statues and sculptured monuments of the Greek and Roman worlds, have experience in museum work, and be IT literate (in particular, Access, Adobe, PhotoShop, and Excel).

The fellow will receive a stipend of £18,265 per annum (revised annually) and will be entitled to free accommodation. As a member of the senior common room he or she will also be entitled to lunch and dine free of charge in college.

Applications (eight copies, or one only from candidates overseas), quoting reference SCK/11/03, should reach the Provost's Secretary, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB, by 23 January. Candidates are responsible for asking their referees to send references directly to the Provost's Secretary to arrive by the closing date. Short-listed candidates will be interviewed on 26 February. Further particulars are available from the Provost's Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)78362, e-mail: jill.drake@worcester.ox.ac.uk).


College Lectureship and Fellowship in Law

Applications are invited for a College Lectureship in Law, associated with a fellowship of Christ's College.

The college lectureship will be tenable from 1 October 2004 and will be for four years with the possibility of renewal. The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Cambridge, to undertake six hours of teaching per week for the college during Full Term, to act as college Director of Studies in Law, and to undertake research. Candidates should normally be able to teach at least two subjects forming part of the Cambridge Law Tripos, at least one of which should be a foundation subject. The basic stipend for this post, which is linked to the national academic university lecturers' scale, is likely to be in the range £20,000-- £25,000 (reviewed annually in line with the national scale), at a starting point depending on age and experience. The stipend is subject to a small deduction if the fellow is resident in college. The basic stipend may be supplemented by additional teaching, which will be paid for at the normal hourly rates for college supervision.

Further particulars are available on the college Web site at http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk, or may be requested in writing from the Master's Assistant. Letters of application (no forms) should be sent to the Master's Assistant, Christ's College, Cambridge CB2 3BU, to arrive by Monday, 2 February. These should include details of qualifications, publications, and experience, and the names and addresses of two persons who have agreed to act as academic referees. Candidates should arrange for their referees to write directly to the Master's Assistant so that references are received by the closing date of Monday, 2 February.

Friday 19 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Greek sculpture: the classical period', 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.)

Saturday 20 December

UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE closed (reopens 5 January).

Tuesday 23 December

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

Wednesday 24 December

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 5 January).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 5 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 5 January).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 28 December).


Tuesday 30 December

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

Wednesday 31 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Indian religious images', 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.)


Thursday 1 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (today only).

Tuesday 6 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Brocklebank Collection: late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century bronze statuettes', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

Wednesday 7 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talks: `Introduction to Rome', 1.15 p.m.; and `Graceful and true: drawings in Florence around 1600', also 1.15 p.m. (series `Curator and the Collection': Dr Julian Brooks). (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk. Booking essential for Dr Brooks' talk.)

Thursday 8 January

PROFESSOR JAMES ALLAN: `Sprouting stags and growling griffins: wonders of Islamic Spain' (Ashmolean New Year Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Taylorian Institution, 11 a.m. (admission free; no booking required).

Friday 9 January

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `East meets West: acanthus and leaf decoration', 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.)

Monday 12 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Discretionary pay', 2.15 p.m., and `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

Tuesday 13 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Journey through India', 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 seminars: `Dealing with the media: an introductory seminar—sciences', 9.30 a.m., and `Tutorial teaching', 2 p.m. (see information above).

Wednesday 14 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Presentation skills'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

DR K.R. JAMISON: `Suicide in mental illness: a personal and clinical perspective' (Monica Fooks Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

Thursday 15 January

THE VEN. JOHN MORRISON celebrates Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's, 8 a.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Dealing with the media: an introductory seminar—humanities and social sciences', 9.30 a.m., and `Introduction to the Bodleian Library', 10 a.m. (see information above).

Friday 16 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese seals', 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.)

Saturday 17 January

COLIN CARR performs Bach suites for cello: no. 1 in G major, no. 3 in C major, and no. 5 in C minor, the Hall, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the porters' lodge; reserved for members of the college until ten days before the event).

Sunday 18 January


PROFESSOR FREDERICK J. WILLIAMS: Latin Litany and Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

Tuesday 20 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Fisherman of Aphrodisias', 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.)