Oxford University Gazette: 18 November 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 135, No. 4714: 18 November 2004

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

CONGREGATION 2 November

Congregation Regulations: Conduct of Ceremonies in Congregation, and certain other Ceremonies

Corrigenda

An effective-date provision should have been given for the changes to Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002, declared approved on 4 November (Gazette, p. 297). The approved amended regulations shall be effective from 1 October 2005.

There was also an error in the change to regulation 3.13 in Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002. This should have read:

`3.13. To those supplicating for any other degree, one of the Proctors shall say:

"Vos dabitis fidem ad observandum omnia statuta, privilegia, consuetudines, et libertates istius Universitatis, quatenus ad vos spectent"

and the candidates shall reply: "Do fidem." '


CONGREGATION 16 November

1 Declaration of approval of unopposed Resolutions authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

(i) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund know as Bodleian Fund B, a sum of up to £25k as a contribution towards the cost of work on cataloguing the Abinger papers.

(ii) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund known as the Unearmarked Fund the sum of up to £15k for the same purpose.


2 Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration

The Oration delivered by the retiring Vice-Chancellor on 5 October 2004 was declared presented.


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

D'Angour, A.J., MA, Jesus

Edney, R.M.W., Blackfriars

Gardner, M., Sub-department of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

Hagger, M.S., Brasenose

Hansen, A.P.L., Brasenose

Lemos, I.S., D.Phil., Merton

Marsden, B.D., P.Phil., Structural Genomics Consortium

Meuleman, J.H., Faculty of Modern History

Perkins, N.E.R., MA, St Hugh's

Quinn, J.M.C., Worcester

Robinson, D.J., Sub-faculty of Archaeology

Scozzafava, G., The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Wagner, C., D.Phil., Sub-faculty of Archaeology

Whelan, C.J., Faculty of Law


DIVISIONAL BOARDS AND BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 3 December, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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CONSULTATIVE NOTICE

REVIEW OF GOVERNANCE: REQUEST FOR SUBMISSIONS

The terms of reference and the membership of the governance review have now been approved by Congregation and are set out below. The committee hopes to be able to report to Council for its meeting on 25 April 2005. Submissions from individual members of Congregation are now invited by the end of week 8 of Michaelmas Term (4 December 2004). They should be sent to the Secretary of Faculties and Academic Registrar (Mr A.P. Weale), University Offices, Wellington Square (e-mail: secretary.faculties@admin.ox.ac.uk).

In making submissions, members of Congregation are asked to keep particularly in mind part (a) of the terms of reference. They are also asked in addition to stand back as far as possible from their own concerns and reflect broadly on the operation of the collegiate University and, for example, whether the governance machinery allows a comprehensive overview to be maintained of all major areas of business so that priorities can be established and issues can be dealt with at the appropriate level. Governance might perhaps be defined as `the organisation necessary to enable an institution both to set its policies and objectives and to achieve them, and also to monitor its progress towards them'.

The terms of reference of Council, its major committees and of divisional boards may be found at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/councilsec/gov/ccg.shtml

Terms of reference

(a) Bearing in mind that the aims of the changes made in the University's governance arrangements in 2000 included

(i) the establishment of more effective decision-making;

(ii) the provision of an integrated approach to strategy in areas such as planning, resource allocation, educational policy and standards, and personnel, so that the University could respond swiftly, clearly and appropriately to new opportunities and new issues;

(iii) the devolution of more power and operational responsibility to subject areas, in line with the general principle of subsidiarity;

(iv) the enhancement of institutional accountability and transparency in decision-making; and

(v) the improvement of co_ordination and communications between the University and the colleges,

the committee should review the operation since 2000 of the governance machinery of the University to determine whether these aims have been achieved and to make recommendations to Council in the first instance for changes where necessary.

(b) The committee should pay particular attention

(i) to the terms of reference and constitution of Council, its major committees, the divisional boards, the Continuing Education Board and to the arrangements for Academic Services and University Collections;

(ii) to the links and relationship between these various bodies;

(iii) to the provision for college representation on university bodies and to the general arrangements for consultation between the University and the colleges and for the conduct of business where agreement between the University and the colleges is necessary.

(c) The committee should keep in mind as far as is possible broader issues which may arise (whether from internal comment or externally) about university governance, while giving priority to its work under (a) and (b) above.

(d) Bearing in mind the University's tradition of democratic accountability

(i) the committee should consult widely and in particular should offer all members of Congregation the opportunity to make submissions to it;

(ii) Council should refer the report of the committee to Congregation for debate.

Membership

Vice-Chancellor

Principal of Somerville

Senior Proctor (Dr J.F. Wheater)

Professor K. Burnett

Mr B. Taylor

Professor D.J. Womersley


GENERAL NOTICE

IMPLEMENTATION OF `FULL ECONOMIC COSTS' IN THE UNIVERSITY

A Web site has been created to keep members of the University informed about the implementation of Full Economic Costs (FEC) in the University. The Transparent Approach to Costing (TRAC) is the standard method now used for costing in higher education in the UK. FEC is a development of TRAC to provide a forecast of the full economic costs of undertaking a research project. The University will be moving towards implementing FEC across all new research projects during 2005.

The Web site includes an explanation of FEC in the Frequently Asked Questions page, some background information about FEC and TRAC, a glossary of terms and useful links page, a timetable for the implementation of FEC, a downloads page containing links to key documents, including the Summary of Requirements published by the Research Councils and AHRB, contact information for the FEC project team and Working Groups at Oxford, and a News section which will be regularly updated with details about what is happening in Oxford and the HE sector.

The new FEC Web site can be found at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fec.


APPOINTMENTS

CONFERMENTS OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Primary Health Care on J.C.WYATT, BA, MD (MB, BS, London), currently associate director of research at the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, for a period of three years in the first instance from 1 December 2004.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Gastroenterological Oncology on J.A.Z.JANKOWSKI (MB, CH.B. Glasgow, MD Dundee, PH.D. London), currently Professor of Medicine and Gastroenterology, Leicester and Warwick University Medical Schools, for a period of three years in the first instance from 1 December 2004.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Pharmacology on A.C.G. CUELLO, MA, D.SC., currently Professor of Pharmacology, McGill University, for a period of three years in the first instance from 1 December 2004.


ELECTORAL BOARD

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

JAMES MARTIN PROFESSORSHIP OF TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIAL CHANGE


                                         Appointed by

Mr Vice-Chancellor                       ex officio
The President of Brasenose               ex officio
Professor H. Ingram                      Council
Professor S. Woolgar                     Council
Mr D.A. Hay                              Social Sciences Board
Professor A.G. Hopwood                   Saïd Business School
Professor S. Rayner                      Saïd Business School
Dr E. Shove                              Saïd Business School
Ddr C. McKenna                           Brasenose College

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of Poetry

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Many voices---1. From the French.'


Professor of Environmental Science

PROFESSOR DIANA LIVERMAN will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Environment and the Americas.'


HARMSWORTH LECTURE

PROFESSOR J.H. SILBEY will deliver the Harmsworth Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The party of Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln and the emergence of the Republican Party before the Civil War.'


DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION

Oxford Architectural History Seminar

DAVID CLARK will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Subject: ` "Where were gates no gates are now". The fate of monastic stone after the Dissolution.'


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

DR L. BOWMAN
19 Nov.: `What a neurologist should know about the role of lipids, statins, homocysteine, and vitamins in stroke and dementia.'

DR D. GROSSET, Institute of Neurological Sciences, Southern General Hospital, Glasgow
10 Dec.: `Functional imaging for diagnosis and monitoring of Parkinson's disease.'


Oxford Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be given at the times shown. on Fridays. Postgraduate presentations will be given at 1 p.m. on Friday, 26 November.

DR J. URBAN
19 Nov.: `Cells of the invertebral disc—making the best of a bad environment.'

PROFESSOR D. KERR
3 Dec.: `Gene therapy for colorectal cancer.'


ORIENTAL STUDIES

DR DENNIS FLYNN, Professor of Economics, University of the Pacific, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in Lecture Room 2, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Dr J.B. Lewis.

Subject: `Globalisation's sixteenth-century birth.'


DEPARTMENT OF BIOCHEMISTRY

Oxford University Biochemical Society: fortieth anniversary celebrations

A celebration of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Oxford University Biochemical Society will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 2 December, in the University Museum of Natural History. A champagne reception will follow the presentations.

DR LEROY HOOD (keynote speaker), Director, Institute of System Biology, Seattle: `Systems biology: deciphering the networks of life.'

PROFESSOR RAYMOND DWEK: `The past, present, and future of Oxford biochemistry.'

DR FRANCIS ROLLESTON, MRC Canada and OUBS Founding Committee Member: `The beginning of the Oxford University Biochemical Society.'

PROFESSOR ANTHONY WATTS, Senior Member, OUBS: `Forty years of the Oxford University Biochemical Society.'


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

PROFESSOR PETER EVANS, Berkeley; George Eastman Visiting Professor
23 Nov.: `Industry and development in Brazil: is the romance of manufacturing over?'

DR MAITE CONDE, Visiting Research Associate, CBS
30 Nov.: `Locating the belle èpoque of Brazilian cinema.'


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

BARONESS SUSAN GREENFIELD and PROFESSOR JOHN BELL will speak at a seminar to be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, 29 November, in the Saïd Business School. Information and registration details can be found at www.science-enterprise.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `How to be a medical entrepreneur.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR ROMAN LOIMEIER, Bayreuth, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 24 November, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Old ulama, new ulama, and the translation of the Qur'an in sub-Saharan Africa.'


LATIN AMERICAN CENTRE

RICK MUIR will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the Latin American Centre.

Subject: `Tabaré, Presidente. The 2004 Uruguayan presidential and congressional elections.'


DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS

Florence Nightingale Lectures

In celebration of the speaker's eightieth birthdy

SIR DAVID COX, FRS, will deliver a Florence Nightingale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 25 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Room, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Public policy to particle physics: statistics in the twenty-first century.'


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Oliver Smithies Lectures

Modelling and simulation issues in computational cell biology

PROFESSOR KEVIN BURRAGE, University of Queensland, will deliver the second series of Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory.

24 Nov.:`Overview.'

1 Dec.: `Stochastic modelling and simulation.'


KELLOGG COLLEGE

PROFESSOR M. WALSHOK, University of California, San Diego, will deliver the Bynum Tudor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 29 November, in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Advance booking is required: tel. (2)80367, or e-mail: college.office@kellogg.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `The transformative role of the university in the knowledge economy.'


MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Magdalen Research Forum

The following presentations will be given from 6 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the Old Law Library, Magdalen College.

PROFESSOR G.S. ROUSSEAU: `When neurology and theology meet: Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Spirits in the Night.'

DR M. MARSH: `Extra-corporeal experience: something out-of-the-ordinary.'


MANSFIELD COLLEGE AND BALLIOL COLLEGE

Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR T. GARTON ASH will deliver the Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 November, in the chapel, Mansfield College.

Subject: `Are there moral foundations of European power?'


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

South Asian History Seminars: corrigendum

The South Asian History Seminars are given at 2 p.m., and not at 5 p.m., as incorrectly stated in the Gazette of 7 October.


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Alan Tayler Lecture

DR DAVID ACHESON will deliver the Alan Tayler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. The lecture is sponsored by the Smith Institute for Industrial Mathematics and System Engineering.

Subject: `1089 and All That.'

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APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS

Medical Sciences Division

Appointments

READER AND HONORARY NHS CONSULTANT

Surgery

PETER GEORGE MCCULLOCH (MB, CH.B. Aberdeen, MD Glasgow). Fellow of Trinity College. In Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery.

CLINICAL TUTOR

Clinical Laboratory Sciences

JENNIFER ELIZABETH LORTAN (MB, CH.B. Natal, M.SC., PH.D. Birmingham). In Clinical Laboratory Sciences.

CLINICAL LECTURER

Clinical Pharmacology

RAGHIB ALI (MB, B.CHIR. Cambridge). In Clinical Pharmacology. From 1 January 2005 until 31 December 2010.

Surgery

JAMES EDWARD KENNEDY (MB, BS, London, MA Cambridge). In Urology. From 1 September 2004 until 31 August 2010.

Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Human Anatomy and Genetics

ZOLTÁN MOLNÁR, MA, D.PHIL. (MD Szent-Gyorgyi Medical University). In Biomedical Sciences. From 1 January 2005 until the retiring age.

Cardiovascular Medicine

MARTIN FARRALL (B.SC., MB, BS London). In Cardiovascular Genetics. From 1 November 2004 until the retiring age.

Physiology

OLE PAULSEN, MA (MS, PH.D. Oslo), Fellow of Keble. In Phsyiology. From 1 April 2005 until the retiring age.

CLINICAL LECTURER

Psychiatry

MINA FAZEL, BM, B.CH. (BA Cambridge). In Child Psychiatry. From 1 June 2005 until 31 May 2008.


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where appropriate, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 3 December.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

M.Sc. by Coursework in Biology (Integrative Bio-Science)

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 765, ll. 24–5, delete `, and will, when entering for examination, be required to produce a certificate from the academic supervisor to this effect.'

2 Ibid., l. 29, delete `approximately' and substitute `not more than'.

3 Ibid., l. 30, delete `four' and substitute `three'.

4 Ibid., l. 32, delete `three essays relating to three' and substitute `two essays relating to two'.

5 Ibid., l. 43, delete `oral'.

6 Ibid., l. 44, delete `content of the course' and substitute `research projects'.

7 Ibid., p. 766, l. 7, after `examined' insert `,'.

8 Ibid., l. 22, delete `three' and substitute `two'.

9 Ibid., delete l. 39.

10 Ibid., l. 42, after `consist of' insert `practical exercises and'.

11 Ibid., p. 767, l. 2, delete `Social Issues in Science' and substitute `social issues in science'.

12 Ibid., l. 5, after `museum' delete `,'.

13 Ibid., l. 6, after `selected' insert `by the candidate'.

14 Ibid., l. 7, delete `academic committee selected by' and substitute `supervisor and'.


2 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

M.St. and M.Phil. in European Literature

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 603, l. 3, after `The essays' insert `, which shall amount to an aggregate of between 5,000 and 8,000 words,'.


3 Board of the Faculty of Music

D.Phil. in Music

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 919, 1. 6, delete `an essay relating to the proposed dissertation' and substitute `a critical or analytical essay of 5,000–10,000 words'.

2 Ibid, 1. 31, delete `a supporting dissertation of up to 45,000 words' and substitute `a dissertation or group of essays relevant to the intellectual and artistic concerns of the candidate, totalling a maximum of 45,000 words'.


4 Board of the Faculty of Theology

Part-time D.Phil.

With effect from 1 October 2005

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 922, l. 18, after `not' insert `normally'.

2 Ibid., ll. 19–20, delete `at any stage of his or her registration as a graduate student.'

OBITUARIES

Corpus Christi College

THOMAS JAMES CORKILL, MA, PGCE, 10 September 2004; commoner 1990–1. Aged 69. PETER ARTHUR TREDREA, MA, 11 October 2004; scholar 1946–9. Aged 79.


St Anne's College

MRS MYRTLE EMMA MINOPRIO (née Moore), 26 October 2004; Home Student 1940–2, member of St Anne's Society 1942–3. Aged 84.

MRS JACQUELINE MARGARET BRIARS (née Davies), 29 October 2004; Home Student 1941–2, member of St Anne's Society 1941–4. Aged 81.

MISS JEAN MARGARET ROBERTS, 7 July 2004; commoner 1955–8.

MISS LETITIA JEAN HAMILTON PARKE, 17 July 2004; member of St Anne's Society 1946–9.

MRS MARGARET MITCHELL (née Cattle), 7 August 2004; Home Student 1927–30. Aged 96.

MRS MARY GABRIELLE SKELLY (née Brooks), 8 July 2004; Home Student 1928–32. Aged 94.

MRS DOREEN PRICE (née Styles), August 2004; member of St Anne's Society 1946–9. Aged 80.

MRS SHEILA MARJORIE MORRIS (née Millar), 5 October 2004; Home Student 1939–42.

MRS HELEN ELIZABETH TURNER (née Robinson), August 2004; member of St Anne's Society 1948–51.

MRS JILL ELEANOR FARWELl (née Challand), 21 September 2004; commoner 1969–72.


St Anne's College and Lady Margaret Hall

MISS PETER HONORINE ADY, MA, 29 October 2004; undergraduate, Lady Margaret Hall 1941–4; Tutor in Economics, St Anne's Society 1947–52, Fellow and Tutor in Economics, St Anne's College 1952–81, Emeritus Fellow, St Anne's College 1981–2004. Aged 90.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday 10.30 a.m.–12 noon except for two weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0–4 years) meet every Friday in term 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks, garden trips and a visit to an antique centre. Second-hand items can be bought on Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m.–12 noon from the equipment room. Visit our website: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

A Christmas Fair will be held in the Clubrooms on Wed., 24 Nov., starting at 10.30am. Please support this event and bring your friends.


Society for Graduates

The following meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. 19 Nov., K. Burras, Plant hunting in Southern Africa; 26 Nov., C. Gott, The Witney Woollen Industry; 3 Dec., Dr M. Blythe, The life and legacy of Archie Cochraine: champion of safer and fairer medicine; 10 Dec., Christmas Dinner. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.


Oxford University Society Travel Programme 2005

The OUS Travel Programme 2005 has launched! Experience new places, enrich your knowledge and enjoy the company of other like-minded alumni. Most trips are accompanied by an expert Oxford scholar. You will be making a valuable contribution to OUS, as tour operators make a donation to us for each Oxonian traveller. For more information, please contact Cathy Tennent. Email: cathy.tennent@ousoc.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 288087. Alternatively, see our website: www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/travel.


University of Oxford Shop

The University of Oxford Shop invites all University employees to Double Discount Weekend from Thurs., 2 Dec.–Sat., 4 Dec. Open 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m. and until 6.30 p.m. Thurs. evening. Twenty per cent discount on production of a valid University staff card. (Personal purchases only.) Ideal for Christmas shopping! 106 High Street, Oxford (opposite Brasenose). Tel: 01865 247414. Email: shop@oushop.com.


Lecture

Meco Monthly Lecture. Professor James Piscatori, Wadham College and the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, will talk and lead an informed discussion on þReform and Renewal in Contemporary Islam' at 3 p.m., on Sun., 21 Nov. at the Summertown Hall, (corner Banbury & Portland Roads, North Oxford). All faiths welcome. Refreshments served. For details: Email: info@meco.org.uk Tel: (01865) 766032 / 424531.


Concerts

Sat., 27 Nov. at 7.30 p.m., Oxford Town Hall. The Oxford Harmonic Society and the Orchestra of Stowe Opera present: Vaughan Williams—A Sea Symphony (soloists: Patrizia Kwella, soprano; Christopher Parke, baritone), and Elgar—Sea Pictures (soloist: Sophia Grech, mezzo soprano). Conductor: Robert Secret. Disabled access provided, and a limited number of large-print programmes available. Tickets: £12/£10 (conc. £10/£8) from Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or on the door.

Sat., 27 Nov. at 8 p.m., St Mary the Virgin Church, High Street, Oxford. Schola Cantorum of Oxford presents a Christmas Concert with music by Bach, Elgar and Ligeti. Conductor: James Burton. Tickets: £10/£5 (concessions). Available at the door or email: info@schola-cantorum.net.

Thurs., 2 Dec. at 7.30 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre. The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Beethoven—Symphony No.9 in D minor, Choral op.125, and Handel—Zadok the Priest. Conductor: Nicholas Mumby. Tickets £10 (adults)/£5 (students) available from the door or the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.


St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

The Art of Writing: 25 Nov., Writing the story of a life, Shirley du Boulay; 2 Dec., Speedy's dog: poetry and place, Henry Shukman; 9 Dec., Writing, reading: escape or engagement?, Tim Pears. The talks will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. www.st-giles-church.org.


Cafe Zouk

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


Antiques Bought and Sold

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


Periodicals Bought and Sold

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


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Personal Training Services

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


Services Offered

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

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Want to go broadband and don't know how? Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? We can put you on the Internet safely or do that little upgrade to your system. We have lots of experience of the Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call MCC on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.


Tuition Offered

Dragon School, Oxford. 125th Anniversary 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 Sept. 1996 and 31 Aug. 1997 in order to enter Year 4 in Sept. 2005 as day pupils or boarders. Closing date: Tues., 14 Dec. Further details and application forms are available from the Registrar's Assistant, Dragon School, Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS. Tel. 01865 315405. Email: admissions@dragonschool.org.


Houses to Let

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

trong>Central North Oxford. Unique architect-designed mews house available immediately. In quiet lane off North Parade. Open sitting/dining room. Kitchen including dishwasher. First bedroom and second bedroom/study. Bathroom with bath and separate shower. Fully furnished to very high standard of comfort and style. G.c.h. with environmentally efficient boiler. Broadband internet access included. Perfect for academics/professionals. No pets/no smoking. Twelve months minimum. £1,500 p.c.m. Please call 01865 864959 and leave a message if the answer phone is on.

Central Oxford, Rewley Park. Modern 2-bedroom terrace house adjacent to the Saïd Business School and within easy walk of the University and city centre. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac near train station. Small garden with lawn and with patio. Fully-furnished and equipped to a high standard, carpeted throughout, g.c.h. Allocated parking. Available mid-December for a minimum of 6 months. £900 p.c.m. excl. council tax and utilities. Apply to Josephine and Ian. Tel.: 01865 421234. Email: josephine.reynell@qeh.ox.ac.uk or macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

Central North Oxford. Comfortable two-bedroom terrace house with c.h. and pleasant garden. Large living room, small study, cloakroom, and well-equipped kitchen on ground floor and 2 bedrooms and bathroom on first floor. Suitable visiting academics. One or two persons only. Available from 8 Jan. to mid-July 2005 (exact dates negotiable). Contact Mrs. Ockenden on 01865 512747 or email rosaleen@community.co.uk.

Semi-detached furnished house in Headington. Three bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, back garden, g.c.h. Kitchen has washer-drier, dishwasher. Quiet area, off-road parking, close to town centre, hospitals, bus stop. No smoking nor animals. £700 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 288147.

House for rent for up to six months from Jan./Feb. on the perimeter of Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. Fully furnished and equipped, large with 4 bedrooms, 3 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms and a swimming pool. Reasonable rent. Excellent public transport and schools. Contact: joan_preston@dezzanet.net.au or D. Jones, 29 Percivale Road, Chandlers Ford, Hampshire SO53 4TS.

Old Marston. House available from mid-Jan. to mid-Apr. Would suit family or professional couple. Two sitting rooms, study, 2 bathrooms, 3 available bedrooms, off-street parking, secluded garden. Close to city centre (12 min. by bicycle, also bus outside front door) and JR. Fully furnished, all appliances, as owners temporarily overseas. Private let to trustworthy people—references required. £1,000 p.c.m. (negotiable). Tel.: 01865 310702 or email edward.peters@uk.iofc.org.

North Oxford . Victorian 5-bedroom house, spacious sunny kitchen/dining room looking out onto south-facing garden, sitting room, g.c.h., off-street parking. Ideal location for University, hospitals, station, and schools. Available from Jan. No smokers/pets. Suit family. Tel.: 01865 790640 or 01865 279519.


Flats to Let

North Oxford . Modern furnished flat on second (top) floor of purpose-built block in Osberton Road, Summertown. Fully furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, etc. Washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, g.c.h., shower, garage, and garden use. Living room and two double bedrooms. Available now to non-smokers. £800 p.c.m. for a one-year lease with possibility of renewal. Email: binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk.

Fully-furnished studio flat with garage on the ground floor of Butler Close development, off Woodstock Road. Separate kitchen (with microwave, hob and fridge), bathroom and walk-in wardrobe. Electric heating. Well-maintained communal gardens. Would suit graduate student looking for somewhere quiet. Available now for 3–6-month let. £500 p.c.m. Contact: juliabrookes@ntlworld.com.

East Oxford. Well presented self-contained 1-bedroom ground floor flat on a quiet residential road just off Iffley Road. Recently refurbished to a high standard. Conveniently located for excellent bus routes and close to local shops. Ideally suited to a single professional or visiting academic. Property benefits from one allocated parking space. Available now for a one-year lease or less. Unfurnished/part-furnished: £600/£620 p.c.m. (excl.). Phone to arrange a viewing on 07958 700 750 or email michelle@strubi.ox.ac.uk.


Accommodation Offered

Comfortable rooms in convenient North Oxford. Only £60 p.w. per person or £95 p.w. for two. Tel. 01865 511657. Email: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

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

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

House sit. Responsible n-s person sought for North Oxford house over Christmas (16 Dec.–10 Jan.). Would suit graduate student. No rental or utilities charge, individual telephone calls will be charged. Tel.: 01865 553617 (after 8 p.m. or weekends).

A home away from home. Pleasant accommodation provided for visiting academics and guests. Attractive, cheerful and quiet; just over a mile to the city centre. Full breakfast is provided. Close to charming river walks and delightful Iffley. One minute to bus stop. Street parking available. Short or longer-term bookings. £39 per night. Discounts given for full-week bookings. Tel.: 01865 770501. Email: colejustine@yahoo.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 770501.


Office Accommodation

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


Self-catering Apartments

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


Accommodation Sought

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

Mature, 40-year old D.Phil. student seeking accommodation from Jan. 2005. One-year lease preferred, but will consider shorter periods of tenancy. Ideally looking to care for the property of an academic who is taking sabbatical or study leave. Non-smoker; references available. Tel.: 07876 353514.

Quiet, small 1-bedroom flat required for professional female. Long lease essential, preferably unfurnished. Situated in or near Oxford (on good bus/train route). Not until the new year. Email: gillianrathbone7@yahoo.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 513221.

Summertown, North Oxford. Builders coming in—we want out! Family (two adults, two small children) looking for accommodation from end Jan. for approx. 5 months. Two–three bedroom flat or house would be ideal. Email: christopher.adam@economics.ox.ac.uk or phone 01865 516544.

Fully-furnished 2-bedroom flat or house sought for visiting academic couple from 1 Apr. for 2 months. North Oxford or Jericho area preferred but will consider other areas. Looking for short-term lease, or house swap for lovely 3-bedroom house in Melbourne. Contact: sophie.gibson@oxon.blackwellpublishing.com.

Third Year D.Phil married student couple seeks housesitting situation in Oxford or surrounding area beginning Dec., Jan. or Feb. References available upon request. Please email kevin.shortsleeve@english.ox.ac.uk, or call 01993 813109.


Holiday Lets

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

Apulia (Italy). Seventeenth century restored þtrulli' on charming hills, views of vineyard and Mediterranean woods, set in area of geological, historical and architectural interest. Ten min. from picturesque town of Alberobello, 10 min. from the sea. Ideal for lively and inspirational holiday. B&B in fully-furnished flat equipped with antique Italian pieces. Minibar, Sat. TV. Discounts available for long lets. Daily direct flights from London to Bari or Brindisi. Website with images of the interiors: www.vignaledipirro.com.

Tuscany. Have a memorable stay in the luxury Villa Bellosguardo, the place of your dreams: magnificent panorama terrace on to Chiusi and Trasimeno lakes and Tuscan and Umbrian hills; high class furniture, gorgeous garden and park, large heat pool, children's pool. It's ideal for your unforgettable Italian holiday. Email bellosguardo@tuscanyandworld.com or call 0039 3287133951. Website: www.villabellosguardo.com.

Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy. Tasteful villa in rural village of San Pantaleo on the North Eastern coast of Sardinia, suitable for 2–6 people. Beautiful mountain views over the Roche Sarde from house and garden. Three double bedrooms (2 double beds, 1 twin); balcony and large terrazzo for al fresco dining; deckchairs on terrace and garden; self-catering kitchen and spacious living room. Only 10 min. by car from Porto Cervo, world- renowned Pevero golf course and all major beaches. Close to wide range of activities (e.g. village market, restaurants, mountain trails, tennis, diving, riding, sailing and windsurfing schools). See http://www.sanpantaleo.co.uk. Email: margareta@sanpantaleo.co.uk. Tel.: 0039 078965413.

Tuscany. Holiday house and cottage to let. Superb scenic setting near mountains. Florence, Arezzo, Siena, and many more amazing places in easy reach. Ideal for walking, sightseeing, swimming, cycling, museums and galleries, enjoying wonderful Tuscan food and wine. Can accommodate from 2 to 15 people. Air conditioning, large garden with BBQ. Very reasonable prices. Details and photos at http://freespace.virgin.net/gp.ck (no þwww'). Email: gp.ck@virgin.net. Tel.: 020 8699 8883.

FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

University Lecturership in French

In association with St Edmund Hall

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2005. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at St Edmund Hall, in which case the combined university and college salary will be on a scale up to £45,707 per annum; full details of the university salary and college allowances are available in the further particulars. The successful candidate will be a specialist in the Early Modern period (1530–1800). Candidates should be able to teach undergraduates and have an outstanding research record or potential.

Further particulars, containing details of how to apply, and of the duties and full range of salary attaching to both the university and college posts, may be obtained from Ms L. Barham, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (telephone: Oxford (2)70752, e-mail: louise.barham@mod- langs.ox.ac.uk). The closing date is 15 December.


FACULTY OF ORIENTAL STUDIES

University Lecturership in Persian Literature

in association with Wadham College

The University proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Persian literature in association with Wadham College. The appointment will run from l October 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should hold, or expect to hold by the start of the appointment, a doctorate in the field of Persian literature, and be able to provide evidence of their ability to teach Persian literature at University level. The successful candidate will be expected to have expertise in both classical and modern Persian literature and a strong command of the Persian language; knowledge of an appropriate second Islamic language (e.g. Arabic) may be an advantage.

The post-holder will be required to give lectures, classes, and tutorials in classical and modern literature, to organise language teaching at all levels and supervise the work of the Instructor in Persian, and to carry out research, examine, supervise graduate students; and to play a part in the administrative work of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

The post is on grade A14 (ULNTF, salary scale £23,643–£38,200 per annum).

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available online from or from the office of Ms C. Vinnicombe, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)88200, fax: (2)78190, e-mail: orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk). Applications (eight hard copies, except from candidates based overseas who need send only one), including an application form, a curriculum vitae, a list of principal publications (if any), and the names and contact details of three referees should be sent to the Faculty Administrator, at the address given above, to arrive not later than Friday, 17 December. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.


NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

Hanson Surgical Research Fellowship

Applications are invited from surgical trainees for the Hanson Surgical Research Fellowship in the Nuffield Department of Surgery. The fellowship is available for a two-year period commencing 1 March 2005.

The fellow will be expected to undertake original research in an area relevant to Quality Improvement in Surgery, leading if appropriate to a higher degree (MD or Ph.D. or equivalent). Previous experience or skills relevant to Risk Modelling and Prediction, Patient Safety, or Knowledge Management would be an advantage. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to continue with part-time training at a level appropriate to their previous experience and speciality choice during their tenure of the post, and would be encouraged to apply for the Sir Peter Morris Surgeon Scientist Program.

Further details and information may be obtained from Mr Peter McCulloch, Reader in Surgery (telephone: Oxford 228983, e-mail: peter.mcculloch@nds.ox.ac.uk).

Applications (five copies) by curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three referees, should be sent for the attention of Dr Stella Keeble, Research Administrator, Nuffield Department of Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU. Applications should be clearly marked with the reference code NDSA/172/04.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3 December.


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Oliver Smithies Lecturership and Visiting Research Fellowships 2005-6

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 they intend to carry out during their 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 28 January 2005. The college hopes to complete the elections by late February 2005.


Junior Research Fellowships

Balliol College proposes to elect two non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellows, one in an Arts or Social Science subject and one in a Science subject, from 1 October 2005. 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, or those holding similar departmentally-funded positions who 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 £4,339 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, 14 January 2005. 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 on the following dates: Arts and Social Sciences— Friday, 25 February 2005; Sciences—Thursday, 3 March 2005.

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


LINACRE COLLEGE

Appointment of Development Assistant (maternity cover)

Linacre College invites applications for maternity cover for its part-time Development Assistant from 4 January 2005 onwards.

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal and written skills, be competent in word-processing, Excel spreadsheets and Access databases, and will be well-organised and outgoing. In addition, the person appointed will have a good understanding of the aims of a Development Office and be able to fit into a small, friendly working environment.

The salary is on the university clerical grade 3 scale (£14,346, pro rata). The post is twenty hours per week, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. over five mornings. Initially, the post would be for six months with a possible extension for a further six months or part thereof.

Further details may be obtained from Dr Anne Keene, Director of Development, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA (telephone: Oxford (2)71671, e-mail: anne.keene@linacre.ox.ac.uk). A letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should be sent to the Director of Development by Thursday, 25 November. Interviews will take place on Monday, 6 December.


MERTON COLLEGE

Fitzjames Research Fellowship in Mathematics

Merton College proposes to elect to a four-year Fitzjames Research Fellowship in Mathematics to commence in October 2005. This career development post will allow a promising academic at an early stage in his or her career to combine substantial support for research with the opportunity to develop skills in teaching and academic administration. The teaching commitment will be up to six hours per week in full term and the college is particularly seeking candidates able to teach Physical Applied Mathematics.

The stipend will be £22,023 per annum, and the fellow will be entitled to meals and accommodation in college (or a housing allowance) and other benefits.

Full details of the post, its conditions, and the application process are set out in the further particulars, which can be downloaded from htp://www.merton.ox.ac.uk">http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the office of Ms C. Vinnicombe, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)88200, fax: (2)78190, e-mail: orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk). Applications (eight hard copies, except from candidates based overseas who need send only one), including an application form, a curriculum vitae, a list of principal publications (if any), and the names and contact details of three referees should be sent to the Faculty Administrator, at the address given above, to arrive not later than Friday, 17 December. Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the closing date.


NUFFIELD DEPARTMENT OF SURGERY

Hanson Surgical Research Fellowship

Applications are invited from surgical trainees for the Hanson Surgical Research Fellowship in the Nuffield Department of Surgery. The fellowship is available for a two-year period commencing 1 March 2005.

The fellow will be expected to undertake original research in an area relevant to Quality Improvement in Surgery, leading if appropriate to a higher degree (MD or Ph.D. or equivalent). Previous experience or skills relevant to Risk Modelling and Prediction, Patient Safety, or Knowledge Management would be an advantage. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to continue with part-time training at a level appropriate to their previous experience and speciality choice during their tenure of the post, and would be encouraged to apply for the Sir Peter Morris Surgeon Scientist Program.

Further details and information may be obtained from Mr Peter McCulloch, Reader in Surgery (telephone: Oxford 228983, e-mail: peter.mcculloch@nds.ox.ac.uk).

Applications (five copies) by curriculum vitae, including the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three referees, should be sent for the attention of Dr Stella Keeble, Research Administrator, Nuffield Department of Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU. Applications should be clearly marked with the reference code NDSA/172/04.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 3 December. Colleges, Halls, and Societies


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Oliver Smithies Lecturership and Visiting Research Fellowships 2005-6

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 they intend to carry out during their 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 28 January 2005. The college hopes to complete the elections by late February 2005.


Junior Research Fellowships

Balliol College proposes to elect two non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellows, one in an Arts or Social Science subject and one in a Science subject, from 1 October 2005. 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, or those holding similar departmentally-funded positions who 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 £4,339 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, 14 January 2005. 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 on the following dates: Arts and Social Sciences— Friday, 25 February 2005; Sciences—Thursday, 3 March 2005.

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


LINACRE COLLEGE

Appointment of Development Assistant (maternity cover)

Linacre College invites applications for maternity cover for its part-time Development Assistant from 4 January 2005 onwards.

Applicants should have excellent interpersonal and written skills, be competent in word-processing, Excel spreadsheets and Access databases, and will be well-organised and outgoing. In addition, the person appointed will have a good understanding of the aims of a Development Office and be able to fit into a small, friendly working environment.

The salary is on the university clerical grade 3 scale (£14,346, pro rata). The post is twenty hours per week, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. over five mornings. Initially, the post would be for six months with a possible extension for a further six months or part thereof.

Further details may be obtained from Dr Anne Keene, Director of Development, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA (telephone: Oxford (2)71671, e-mail: anne.keene@linacre.ox.ac.uk). A letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should be sent to the Director of Development by Thursday, 25 November. Interviews will take place on Monday, 6 December.


MERTON COLLEGE

Fitzjames Research Fellowship in Mathematics

Merton College proposes to elect to a four-year Fitzjames Research Fellowship in Mathematics to commence in October 2005. This career development post will allow a promising academic at an early stage in his or her career to combine substantial support for research with the opportunity to develop skills in teaching and academic administration. The teaching commitment will be up to six hours per week in full term and the college is particularly seeking candidates able to teach Physical Applied Mathematics.

The stipend will be £22,023 per annum, and the fellow will be entitled to meals and accommodation in college (or a housing allowance) and other benefits.

Full details of the post, its conditions, and the application process are set out in the further particulars, which can be downloaded from htp://www.merton.ox.ac.uk, or, in case of difficulty, may be obtained from the Sub-Warden's Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: lesley.walsh@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk ). The closing date for applications is 4 January 2005.


Barnett Bequest

Financial support for candidates for the BCL

Merton College wishes to advertise the Barnett Bequest to assist a UK candidate of outstanding academic excellence who will read for the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at the University of Oxford from October 2005. The value of the bequest is £2,800 for the year and is intended to assist with the cost of college fees and/or accommodation. This award is tenable only at Merton College. The successful candidate is guaranteed an offer of single graduate accommodation at Merton College for the duration of the BCL, the cost of which will be met by the student. Selection will be made on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.

The competition is open to graduates of any university who are ordinarily resident in the UK and who have been accepted by the Faculty of Law to commence the BCL in October 2005, and who have nominated Merton as first choice college. There is no separate application form required for the bequest. Eligible candidates will be assessed on the basis of their university application.

Should there be no suitable candidate among applicants who have nominated Merton as first choice, the college reserves the right to award the bequest to any other candidate sent to it for consideration by the Faculty of Law. It also reserves the right not to award the Barnett Bequest in any given year should no suitable candidate present.

The application form for the BCL can be found on the University of Oxford Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/gsp/apply/. The closing date is 14 January 2005. Any queries regarding the Barnett Bequest should be addressed to the Secretary for Graduates, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: julieg@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk).

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Law

St Peter's College invites applications for one or more Stipendiary Lecturerships in Law starting in April 2005 for a period of up to three years. Candidates may be appointed to teach for either six or twelve hours a week. They will be required to teach up to three core subjects to students in all three years of the undergraduate course. The college is particularly interested in applicants able to offer two or three subjects drawn from Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Introduction to Law, European Community Law, Administrative law, Jurisprudence, Land Law, Law of Torts and Trusts Law. The successful candidate(s) will also be expected to participate in admissions procedures and assist with the administration of Law teaching in the college. Candidates with any area of research interest are encouraged to apply.

Remuneration will be pro rata within the scale £18,374–£22,508 per annum (twelve-hour rate). The lecturer(s) will have senior common room rights, including an entitlement to free meals in term and most of the vacation, and the use of a room in college for teaching purposes.

Further particulars are available from the College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL (telephone: Oxford (2)78864; e-mail: college.secretary@spc.ox.ac.uk), to whom letters of application, together with a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees, should be sent by Wednesday, 15 December. Candidates should state in their applications which undergraduate courses they are able to teach (course details can be found at http://www.law.ox.ac.uk). They should ask their referees to write to the College Secretary by the closing date. E-mail is acceptable for references, but applications should be sent as hard copy.

questions concerning the appointment should be directed to Dapo Akande (telephone: Oxford (2)78906, e-mail: dapo.akande@law.ox.ac.uk).


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Appointment IT Support Assistant (minimum 20 hours per week)

Somerville College wishes to appoint an IT Support Assistant (minimum twenty hours per week).

Reporting to the IT Systems Manager, the Support Assistant will be responsible for providing IT Support to the college's academic staff and students with information systems provided by the University and the college. S/he will act as the first line of enquiry via e- mail for computer-related problems, and will be responsible for the college computer rooms, anti-virus software, and day-to-day computer support.

The successful applicant will possess a degree-level qualification in a computer related area, or other equivalent training, and have a minimum of one year's experience on an IT help desk or similar. S/he will have experience of installing PC based operating systems, hardware and software, and will be familiar with Apple Macintosh and Unix/Linux hardware and software.

The post-holder will be required to work regular part-time hours (twenty hours) during the week, and must be able and willing to adopt a flexible attitude to working hours and duties when required. The post may be extended to thirty-five hours per week through a job share arrangement with another college.

The starting salary will be £15,747 (pro rata), with an increase after twelve months in post to £16,703 (pro rata). Benefits include a contributory pension scheme, free life assurance, access to a private medical healthcare scheme, and five weeks' annual leave.

Further details and an application form for this post are available on the college Web site, http://www.some.ox.ac.uk or via e- mail: recruitment@some.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for completed applications is the close of Friday, 10 December.

Somerville College is committed to achieving equal opportunities.


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Research Fellowships 2005

Wolfson College proposes to elect up to three non-stipendiary Research Fellows, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, without limitation of subject, for four years in the first instance (renewable up to a total of seven years), from 1 October 2005 (or from 1 April 2005 by arrangement). Research Fellowships are intended for those whose careers are progressing to a point where they are becoming established scholars in their field. No more than ten years should have elapsed since receipt of a doctorate. Exceptions will only be made for candidates whose postdoctoral academic career has been interrupted by, for example, childbirth, family commitments, illness or compulsory military service. A statement giving reasons why an exception should be considered must be included with the application.

Applications from candidates under the age of thirty are discouraged since it is very unlikely that they will have acquired sufficient experience and seniority. (It may be more appropriate for these candidates to apply for a Junior Research Fellowship in the competitions to be advertised in January for Humanities and Social Studies, or September/October for Clinical and Non-clinical Sciences.) It is a condition that the fellow should be engaged in research in Oxford.

Applications, typed or clearly printed, should include: a completed application form (see below); a curriculum vitae; a list of publications; full details of the candidate's current status or position in Oxford, and expected duration; a research programme; and the names of three referees. Candidates should themselves write directly to their referees, asking them without further request to send a confidential reference to the President's Secretary by the closing date. References may be faxed directly to the President's Secretary on: Oxford (2)74136 or sent by e-mail: sue.hales@Wolfson.ox.ac.uk.

Application forms are available from the President's Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD. Please apply in person or send a self-addressed envelope.

The closing date is Tuesday, 4 January 2005 (12 noon). Proposals and all supporting documentation should reach the President's Secretary by the closing date.

Short-listed candidates will be notified between Monday, 17 January, and Friday, 21 January 2005. Interviews will be held on Friday, 11 February 2005 (morning). Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend for interview on this date (an alternative date is unlikely to be possible).

It should be noted that the college is only able to offer financial assistance towards traveling expenses when the endowment associated with the fellowship allows us to do so and, unfortunately, in the current financial climate this is not possible.

 

Note: recommendations for election to Research Fellowships are subject to governing body approval. Successful candidates will not, therefore, be notified until after the governing body meeting in mid-March 2005. The college reserves the right not to accept late applications.


PEMBROKE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Directorship of College Music

Pembroke College wishes to appoint a Director of College Music from January 2005, or as soon thereafter as possible. This is a new and exciting post, established as a result of a generous benefaction in order to maintain and develop further both the secular and the religious musical life of the college. It will involve an average commitment of twelve hours per week, and carries membership of the college's Senior Parlour and other privileges. Salary will be in the range £10,000–£12,000 per annum.

Further particulars are available on the college Web site, http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/jobs, and from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Pembroke College, Cambridge CB2 1RF (e-mail: sally.clowes@pem.cam.ac.uk), to whom applications and the names of two referees should be sent by 12 noon on the closing date, 19 November. Interviews will be held in college on Saturday, 4 December.


SELWYN COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Helen Brock Research Award

Selwyn College, Cambridge, is to make an award of £1,000–£1,250 in memory of Dr Helen Brock to assist research into the history of medicine; the history of libraries, museums, or great collections; the history of natural history. Applications are invited from: holders of teaching, research, or academically related posts in the University of Cambridge; holders of Cambridge degrees, whether resident in the university or not; assistant staff in Cambridge libraries or museums. There is no age limit.

Further particulars are available online (http://www.sel.cam.ac.uk) or from the Master's Assistant, Selwyn College, Cambridge CB3 9DQ (telephone: 01223 335890, fax: 01223 335888, e-mail: hrk22@sel.cam.ac.uk). The closing date is 31 January 2005.

Friday 19 November

CONFERENCE: `Spin, image and the media: political communication in France and Britain' (Maison Française, 10.30 a.m.–6 p.m.; continues tomorrow, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.).

DR S. TREMAYNE: `The use of new electronic communications by religious groups in Iran' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

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

E. GRIMAUD: `Why Hindu gods move in slow motion—ethnography of an automaton factory in Bombay' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR O. WRIGHT: `The "classical tradition" in modern Turkey' (public lecture series: `Ethnomusicological studies of Muslim societies'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. PIOUS: `The war on terror and presidential prerogative' (seminar series: `Power in American politics'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

DAVID HEATHCOAT-AMORY, PETER JAY, and TIM CONGDON: `Enlargement voting, competencies and tax' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR W. KHADDURI: `The Iraqi oil industry: challenges in political turmoil' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

BILL EMMOTT (editor, The Economist) speaks in the `Media and Politics' series, Nuffield, 5 p.m.


Saturday 20 November

BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: A Celebration of St Cecilia—live musical performances and other events, Music Faculty, 10 a.m.–3 p.m. (free of charge and booking not required).


Sunday 21 November

DR FRANCES LANNON preaches the Sermon on the Sin of Pride, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 22 November

ENSEMBLE ISIS: Composers' Workshop, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 10.15 a.m. (Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Residency event).

DR B. FREI: `Plant use for fertility, reproduction and sexuality among Isthmus Sierra Zapotecs in Mexico' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Ethnobotany, fertility, and sexuality'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES lectures in the series `The Composer Speaks', Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 1.30 p.m. (tickets at the door £8, concessions £4; places limited).

M. HULVERSCHEIDT: `Malaria research in Germany during World War II' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS (Professor of Poetry): `Many voices—1. From the French' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

LORD KERR: `Was the convention experiment to draw up the European constitution a success?' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

MS TINA PODPLATNIK: `Big business and the state under Yeltsin and Putin' (Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Seminar: `Twenty years of political change: the USSR and Russia, 1985–2004'), the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR P. ROBERTS: `Barriers or bridges? Museums and acquisitions in the light of new legal and voluntary codes' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Dining Hall, St Cross College, 5 p.m.

DR DAVID ACHESON: `1089 and All That' (Alan Tayler Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DAVID CLARK: ` "Where were gates no gates are now". The fate of monastic stone after the Dissolution' (Oxford Architectural History Seminar), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5.30 p.m.

GALA CONCERT for the seventieth birthday of Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, with the Oxford University Sinfonietta and the Oxford Pro Musica Singers, Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m. (tickets £8, concessions £4, at the door or from the Oxford Playhouse, Oxford 305305). (Preceded by an open rehearsal, 3 p.m.)


Tuesday 23 November

RICHARD BARLTROP: `Help or hindrance: mediation and relief in Sudan's civil war, 1983–2004' (lecture), Middle East Centre Library, St Antony's, 1 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR DIANA LIVERMAN (Professor of Environmental Science): `Environment and the Americas' (Inaugural Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.H. SILBEY: `The party of Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln and the emergence of the Republican Party before the Civil War' (Harmsworth Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

I. KRASTEV: `What kind of power appeals to Eastern Europe? EU versus US' (seminar series: `Europe: what kind of power?'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. ZIMMERMAN: `The United States federal system: a kaleidoscopic view' (seminar series: `Power in American politics'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

V. HOBSON: `Transgression and redemption in Hugo's Les Misérables' (public lecture series: `Measure for measure: the idea of justice in literature, religion, and law'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

DR F. GARDNER: `US/UK research on children with anti-social behaviour disorders' (seminar series: `Promoting the well-being of children at risk of social exclusion'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

M. CANTO-SPERBER: `Morality, normativity and international relations' (Political Theory and International Relations Seminar), Department of Politics, 5 p.m.

R. MOSELEY: `Plotting Brahms' finale: the snake in the prater' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m.

E. FURNISS: `Victims of their own success? Devotion, practice, and the Franciscans in Aragon, c.1500–58' (Early Modern Europe Seminar), Modern History Research Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

J.-C. SCHMITT: `Social rhythms in the Middle Ages' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

EVENSONG at Christ Church Cathedral, with music by Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, 6.05 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public). (Sir Peter Maxwell Davies Residency event.)

TOM STANDAGE: `The mechanical Turk' (public lecture in series `Between the Lines'), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m. (admission free).


Wednesday 24 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Overview of university procedures: discipline, grievance, harassment, and employee relations', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

SIR PETER MAXWELL DAVIES: `Max in the theatre: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies in conversation', Holywell Music Room, 10.30 a.m. (tickets at the door £8, concessions £4; places limited).

CONCERT: Sir Peter Maxwell Davies' The Medium performed by Lindsay Bramley (mezzo- soprano), Holywell Music Room, 12 noon (tickets £8, concessions £4, at the door or from the Oxford Playhouse, Oxford 305305).

ORGAN RECITAL (Timothy Hone), Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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

PROFESSOR K. BURRAGE: `Modelling and simulation issues in computational cell biology: overview' (first of two Oliver Smithies Lectures), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 5 p.m.

DR C. HORST: `Forced transnationalism? The links between Somalis in East Africa and the wider diaspora' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

M. NEVADER: ` "Appoint a king to govern us, like other nations"—the problem with kingship in the Hebrew Bible' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.


Thursday 25 November

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

H. SUMMERFIELD: `The flux of women's status and identity during war and its aftermath' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The search for common ground: the role of women in conflict resolution'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR A. BREW: `Is research higher degree supervision teaching, or is it research? Does it matter?' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), IAUL Seminar Room, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, tel.: (2)86824).

LESTER FRIEDMAN: `Citizen Spielberg: the shaping and reflection of American culture in Steven Spielberg's cinema' (RAI Lecture), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

SIR DAVID COX: `Public policy to particle physics: statistics in the twenty-first century' (Department of Statistics: Florence Nightingale Lectures), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

E. HARDMAN: `History in the making: fact, fiction, and propaganda during the French religious wars' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

CONCERT: the Choir of Queen's College and the Eglesfield Musical Society perform a programme including Handel, The King shall rejoice, and Britten, Hymn to St Cecilia: A Wedding Anthem, the chapel, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (admission by programme at the door: to reserve a programme e-mail: rosemary.rey@queens.ox.ac.uk).


Friday 26 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Admissions interviewing' (for graduate students only), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

P. STRONG: `Imaging technology and the analysis of style in art' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Ancient Egypt—the last 1,000 years', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

CONFERENCE: `La place de l'atomisme dans la philosophie médiévale' (Maison Française, 2–6 p.m.; continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.).

D. VIDAL: A culture of display: ways of seeing and the visual world of Old Delhi' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

DR L. NOOSHIN: `Islam, modernity, and nationhood: music and the play of identities in post-revolutionary Iran' (public lecture series: `Ethnomusicological studies of Muslim societies'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

S. IRWIN, SIR DAVID EDWARD, and J. FAULL: `Criminal justice' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.


Saturday 27 November

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA conducting workshop with Marios Papadopoulos (open to members of the University only), Denis Arnold Hall, 11 a.m.

ST JOHN'S COLLEGE: collection of medieval vestments open to the public, Garden Quadrangle, 2–5 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 28 November

THE REVD PROFESSOR BERNARD SILVERMAN preaches the Sermon for Advent Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.


Monday 29 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Introduction to strategic planning and management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR F. BARBIRA-FREEDMAN: `From ethno-botany to new applications of traditional plant knowledge in reproductive health care in Amazonia' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Ethnobotany, fertility, and sexuality'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

M. FUKUDA: `The history of lock hospitals in Japan' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

DR A. LEDENEVA: `Informal politics in Russia in the 1990s' (Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Seminar: `Twenty years of political change: the USSR and Russia, 1985–2004'), the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR M. O'NEILL: `Repatriation and its discontents: the Glasgow experience' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Dining Hall, St Cross College, 5 p.m.

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES: `The Passion in art' (seminar series: `The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. WALSHOK: `The transformative role of the university in the knowledge economy' (Bynum Tudor Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 5 p.m. (advance booking required: tel. (2)80367, e-mail: college.office@kellogg.ox.ac.uk).

DR B. CAREY: `Friends, Methodists, and Good Samaritans: sentiment and faith in the eighteenth-century debate over the slave trade' (interfaculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 1660þ1832'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5.15 p.m