Oxford University Gazette: 19 December 2002

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4644: 19 December 2002

The following supplement was published with this Gazette:

  • University of Oxford: Admissions Statistics 2002

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

University Acts


Change in Regulations

Council has made the following change in regulations, to come into effect on 3 January.

Establishment of James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 676, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 18 January 2001, Decree (2) of 7 June 2001, Decree (4) of 25 July 2002, and the change in regulations published on 14 November 2002, and redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 520, 1114; Vol. 132, pp. 1461, 1544; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert new § 225 as follows and renumber existing §§ 225--49 (pp. 676--700, as renumbered) as §§ 226--50:

`§ 225. Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation

1. The University shall apply moneys received from The James Martin Foundation for Science and Civilisation (`the Foundation'), and any further assets transferred to the University on the trusts of these regulations, in support of The James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation (`the Institute'), a research and teaching unit in the University.

2. The mission of the Institute (`the Mission') shall be to identify science and technology issues likely to play especially critical roles in shaping the future world of civilisation; to initiate and conduct research directed at finding opportunities for humanity to shape a brighter future for itself and the natural environment on which it depends; to endeavour to influence the course of technological and social change through the engagement of highest-quality scholarship with key decision-makers in business, government, and civil society; to establish fellowship programmes with the aim of bringing together leading scholars and practitioners around the world to do research; to establish a symposium programme to be styled a World Forum on Science and Civilisation; and to establish a teaching programme with the object of training future generations of world leaders.

3. The administration of the Institute, and the application of moneys received under regulation 1 above, shall be dealt with in accordance with an operating agreement between the Social Sciences Board and the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School (where the Institute shall be established).

4. There shall be an Advisory Board for the Institute, consisting of a group of persons chosen for their expertise or experience relevant to the work of the Institute, and including the following:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor or his or her nominee, who shall chair the board;

(2) two high-level members of the business community;

(3) two high-level practitioners in the field of government and public policy;

(4) two leaders of civil society;

(5) two eminent practising scientists, at least one not being a member of the University;

(6) two eminent social scientists, at least one not being a member of the University; and

(7) two eminent scholars or practitioners in the arts and humanities, at least one not being a member of the University.

5. The Advisory Board shall:

(1) give advice and guidance on the general research direction of the Institute;

(2) monitor the Institute's pursuit of the Mission;

(3) provide links between the Institute and external bodies;

(4) provide assistance in fund-raising and income-generation;

(5) receive regular reports from the Director of the Institute on the work of the Institute.

6. Regulations 3--5 above may be amended by Council.'

[This change establishes the James Martin Institute with a munificent benefaction from The James Martin Foundation.]


Register of Congregation

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

Black, J.J.M., St Edmund Hall

Bowker, C., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Giele, H.P., Queen's

Lee, J.A., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Meston, N., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Murphy, M.F., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Nemeth, A.H., D.Phil., Pembroke

Parker, M.J., St Cross

Ribeiro, H.K., BA, BM, B.Ch., Green College

Rosen, P.H., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Sanders, J., BA, Templeton

Selinger, M., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Van Boxel, P., Faculty of Oriental Studies

Wait, C.M., BM, B.Ch., MA, Pembroke


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

University Agenda



                      Vacancies                         Period
Ashmolean Museum,     Two (new places under        Until HT 2007
Visitors of the       Council Regulations 45 
                      of 2002, Gazette, p. 512)

¶ Nominations in writing by two members of Congregation other than the candidate will be received by the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 20 January, and similar nominations by six members of Congregation other than the candidate up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 27 January.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and college or department in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are obtainable from Miss R. Gibbs at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)80179; e-mail: Rebecca.Gibbs@admin.ox.ac.uk).

In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical note on each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 6 February, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of Congregation as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head Clerk not later than 4 p.m. on 13 February).

Note on the body concerned

The Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum are responsible, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the museum. They are expected to co-operate with the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections in facilitating co-ordination between the University's museums and scientific collections, particularly with respect to planning, allocation and use of resources, and the development, care, and promotion of the collections as national and international resources both for teaching and research and for public access.



HAGAN BAYLEY, MA (PHD. Harvard), Professor and Head, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Genetics, the Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, and Professor of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2003.

Professor Bayley will be a fellow of Hertford College.


On the recommendation of the Department of Politics and International Relations, the Social Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Politics and International Relations on HENRY SHUE (AB Davidson, MA, PH.D. Princeton), currently Senior Research Fellow, Department of Politics and International Relations, for the period until 31 July 2005.


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

                                          Appointed by
Edward Hall Professorship of 
   Archaeological Science
The Principal of St Anne's
(Chairman)                                Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Principal of Linacre                  ex officio
Professor G.N. Bailey                     Council
Professor M.K. Jones                      Council
Professor E.A. Slater                     Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Professor B.W. Cunliffe                   Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Professor P.C. Newell                     Life and Environmental Sciences Board
Professor D.J.H. Cockayne                 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board   
Dr L. Peers                               Linacre College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Statute IX (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 108).



Professor of Indian History and Culture

PROFESSOR S. SUBRAHMANYAM will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `On the window that was India: the place of South Asia in early modern world history.'


THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER F. PATTEN, CH, European Commissioner for External Affairs, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 30 January, in the Examination Schools. Admission will be by ticket only, available from Mrs Marga Lyall (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, e-mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: ` "The End of History": the sequel.'


Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER, Cambridge, will deliver the Ford's Lectures in British History at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Examination Schools.

24 Jan.: `Critics of the crown: common law and neoclassical challenges.'

31 Jan.: `The rights and liberties of subjects.'

7 Feb.: `Parliament and the representation of the people.'

14 Feb.: `Critics of Parliament: Royalist and Leveller responses.'

21 Feb.: `The Free State proclaimed.'

28 Feb.: `The Free State denounced: Hobbes on freedom and representation.'


Reconstructing Rembrandt: questions and answers in recent research

ERNST VAN DE WETERING, Professor of the History of Art, University of Amsterdam, and Chairman of the Rembrandt Research Project, Slade Professor of Fine Art 2002–3, will deliver the Slade Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Lecture Hall, the Taylor Institution, St Giles'. The lectures will be open to the public.

22 Jan.: `Rembrandt the stranger: the widening gulf between life and work.'

29 Jan.: `Rembrandt's anger: art lovers and asses.'

5 Feb.: `How to be a connoisseur in the seventeenth century.'

12 Feb.: `Pictor doctus or pictor vulgaris: tracing Rembrandt's thoughts on art.'

19 Feb.: `Rembrandt's workshop: training and production.'

26 Feb.: `Rembrandt's oeuvre: reduction and expansion.'

5 Mar.: `The impatient artist: seclusion in the studio and co- production.'

12 Mar.: `Rembrandt's genius: technique, style, and quality.'


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.

PROFESSOR J. PICKARD, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
17 Jan.: `The modern management of ICP and CSF disturbances.'

PROFESSOR R. FRACKOWIAK, Leopold Müller Functional Imaging Laboratory, Institute of Neurology
28 Feb.: `Functional and structural neuroimaging in the clinical context.'

PROFESSOR P. INCE, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield
14 Mar.: `The neuropathology of a vascular dementia.'


Seminar series: British government and politics

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room XI, Brasenose College.

Conveners: V.B. Bogdanor, MA, Professor of Politics and Government, and D.E. Butler, MA, D.Phil., Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield College.

THERESA MAY, MP, Chairman, the Conservative Party
24 Jan.: `The organisation of the Conservative Party.'

SAM YOUNGER, Chairman, the Electoral Commission
31 Jan.: `The role of the Electoral Commission.'

ANDREW ADONIS, Head, the Prime Minister's Policy Unit
7 Feb.:: `Advising the Prime Minister.'

14 Feb.: `Politics and public opinion.'

SIR ANDREW TURNBULL, Secretary to the Cabinet and Head, the Home Civil Service
21 Feb.: `Public service reform.'

LORD DHOLAKIA, President, the Liberal Democrats
28 Feb.: `The strategy of the Liberal Democrats.'

LORD WILLIAMS OF MOSTYN, QC, Leader of the House of Lords
7 Mar.: `House of Lords reform: the Government's view.'


David Piper New Year Lecture

PROFESSOR R. SMITH, Curator of the Cast Gallery, will deliver the David Piper New Year Lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 14 January, in the Lecture Theatre, the Taylor Institution. Admission is free, and booking is not required.

Subject: `Imperial charisma and the cult of elegance: images of the Emperor Nero in the art of the first century AD.'


Green College Lectures 2003

Science and the media: the challenge of adapting science to the mass media

The Green College Lectures will be held at 6 p.m. on Mondays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

PROFESSOR LORD MAY OF OXFORD, AC, KT, FRS, President, the Royal Society; Royal Society Research Professor of Zoology
20 Jan.: `Many scientists, many mediums, many publics: problems inherent in slogans like "Science and the media".'

DR PALLAB GHOSH, BBC Science Correspondent
27 Jan.: `Trust no one, question everything, believe nothing: the new face of science journalism.'

PROFESSOR I. HARGREAVES, Professor of Journalism and Director of the Centre for Journalism Studies, University of Cardiff
3 Feb.: `Lost in media-space: how science failed the communications test.'

DR I. GIBSON, MP, Chairman, the Science and Technology Select Committee
10 Feb.: `The truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth: so where does that leave journalism?'

Grants and Research Funding


Applications are invited for an award for postgraduate study in Biological Science tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2003. Candidates wishing to apply must normally have been accepted for admission for postgraduate study in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, and Zoology.

It is a condition of the award that the studentship be held at Lincoln College. The maintenance grant is, at present, of the same value as those offered by the MRC (for 2002--3 it is expected to be £10,000 per annum, although this will be kept under review and changes made as necessary in line with government recommendations on the national minimum stipend for graduate students). The studentship will pay all college and university fees at the rates for `home' or for overseas students.

The studentship is tenable for three years. Applications must be submitted to the departments by Monday, 17 February.

Further details and application forms are available from Mrs J. Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB (telephone: Oxford (2)82464, e- mail: judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk).


Applications are invited for an award for postgraduate research in Biology tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2003.

The scholarship is, at present, of the same value as those offered by the MRC plus £1,000, and will include payment of fees at the rate for `home' students. It is tenable for two years but may be extended for a third year.

The Board of Management has the power to suspend an award held by a medical student for a period of not more than three years, or in special cases four years, in order to enable the holder to devote himself/herself to clinical training without forfeiting his/her award.

Previous award holders are ineligible. Candidates wishing to apply must have been accepted for admission for postgraduate study, normally in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy, the Dunn School of Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant Sciences, Zoology, or by one of the Clinical School Departments. Applications must be submitted to the departments by those hoping to work in the Clinical School by Monday, 20 January, and, by those hoping to work in other departments, by Monday, 17 February.

Applicants who have been accepted for postgraduate study in Biology by departments not listed here should send their applications direct to the Secretary, the Christopher Welch Fund, at the address given below, by Monday, 17 February. Their forms should be countersigned by the head of the department in which they hope to work.

Further details and application forms are available from Mrs J. Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB (telephone: Oxford (2)82464, e- mail: judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk).


Postdoctoral fellowships for research in Germany

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Bonn offers around 600 fellowships annually to postdoctoral researchers under the age of forty who wish to pursue their research in Germany. Information on these and other awards, as well as application forms for the fellowships, may be downloaded from http://www.humboldt-foundation.de.

The awards are initially for six to twelve months. The fellowship stipend is presently in the range £1,400– £2,000 per month (tax-free). Travel and language courses may also be subsidised.

Applications may be submitted at any time, with a decision made about five to six months later. The selection committee usually sits three times a year, in March, July, and November.

The postal address of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation is: Jean-Paul-Str. 12/D-53173, Bonn, Germany (e-mail: select@avh.de).

Examinations and Boards





PETROS LIGOXYGAKIS (ba Athens, m.sc., ph.d. Crete), Fellow-elect of St Cross. In Genetics. From 1 February 2003 to 31 January 2008. STEVEN VERTOVEC, ma, d.phil. (ba Colorado, ma Santa Barbara), Fellow of Linacre. In Social Anthropology. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2007.




DAVID J. GAVAGHAN, m.sc. (b.sc., ph.d. Durham). In Computer Science. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2009.


DIETER JAKSCH (ph.d. Innsbruck), Fellow of Keble. In Quantum Information Processing. From 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2007.



H. JANET EFSTATHIOU, ma (ph.d. Durham), Fellow of Pembroke. In Engineering Science. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age.

V. GOUVERNEUR, ma (ph.d. Louvain), Fellow of Merton. In Bio-organic Chemistry. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age.

GIDEON M. HENDERSON, ma (ph.d. Cambridge), Fellow of University College. In Environmental Earth Sciences. From 1 January 2004 to the retiring age.




ANANT B. PAREKH, ma, d.phil., Fellow-elect of Lady Margaret Hall. In Cardiovascular Physiology. From 1 October 2005 to 30 September 2010.

JAN SCHNUPP, d.phil. (b.sc. London), Fellow of St Peter's. In Neurophysiology. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2007.


SEENA FAZEL (b.sc., mb, ch.b. Edinburgh), m.r.c.psych. In Adult Psychiatry. From 1 November 2002 to 31 October 2005.

ALEXANDER J. FRATER (ba Cambridge, mb, bs London), mrcp. In Infectious Diseases. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2005.

MICHAEL A. MURPHY (mb, b.ch., bao Dublin), frcsi. In Vascular Surgery. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2005.

RITA SHARMA (b.sc., mb, bs London), mrcp, mrcgp. In General Practice. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2005.

BOB SOIN (ma, md Cambridge), frcs. In Upper GI Surgery. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2005.

MATTHEW J. THOMPSON (b.sc., mb, ch.b. Glasgow, mph Washington). In General Practice. From 1 March 2003 to 28 February 2006.



NICOLA M. MESTON, ma status (mb Southampton, m.sc. London). In Clinical Laboratory Science. From 1 April 2003 to 31 March 2006.

Conferments of title


SUSANNA BLACKSHAW, ma (b.sc. Birmingham, ph.d. Wales), Fellow of St Hilda's. In Anatomical Science. From 1 January 2003 to the retiring age.


OLAF ANSORGE (md Freiburg). In Neuropathology. From 1 December 2002 to 30 November 2007.

SIRAJ A. MISBAH (mb, bs Colombo, m.sc. London), frcp, f.r.c.path. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2007.




DANESH SAROOSHI (ll.b/b.comm. New South Wales, ll.m., ph.d. London). Herbert Smith Lecturer in International Economic Law. Fellow-elect of Queen's. From 1 May 2003 to 30 April 2008.




PHILIP W.J. HEALY, ma (ba, ma Manchester, m.phil. York), Fellow of Kellogg. From 1 September 2003 to the retiring age.


CHRISTOPHER J. DAY, ma (ba Manchester), Fellow of Kellogg. In Local History. From 1 July 2003 to the retiring age.


With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 3 January.

Continuing Education Board

Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Local History (by distance learning)

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 952, l. 30, delete `(by distance learning)'.

2 Ibid., after l. 40 insert:

`(b) active participation in (electronic) group discussions under the guidance, and to the satisfaction, of the student's academic tutor.'

3 Ibid., ll. 41–5, renumber existing cll. (b)–(d) as (c)–(e).

4 Ibid., ll. 45--6, delete `a detailed proposal for a database project equivalent to a conventional assignment of 5,500 words' and substitute `one assignment of 5,000 words, which will be a Local History project involving the use of a database of historical data'.

5 Ibid., delete ll. 47--9.

6 Ibid., l. 50, delete `2(b)--(d)' and substitute `2(c)--(e)'.

7 Ibid., after l. 51 insert: `3. Candidates will be required to pass all assignments in both modules to be awarded the Advanced Diploma (one-year). Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 2(c)--(e) may be permitted to resubmit work which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the date on which the assignment was first due to be submitted.'

8 Ibid., l. 52, and p. 953, l. 1, renumber existing cll. 3 and 4 as 4 and 5.

9 Ibid., p. 953, delete ll. 3--6.

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


Corpus Christi College

ROBERT SAWERS, MA, FRSA, 13 July 2002; scholar 1940–1 and 1945–8. Aged 80.


St Hugh's College: Artist in Residence

Liz Moon, artist-in-residence at St Hugh's for Michaelmas Term, is a figurative painter. She is interested in how people inhabit their everyday space, in their form and movement. In St Hugh's, she is working on a number of images of college life---the progress of which can be seen between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, in the West Lodge `Studio'. This can be approached from Canterbury Road, through the Swan Gates, at the top of the drive. She is also running a figure drawing group on Thursday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

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.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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

Antiques Bought and Sold

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

Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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

Oxford University Research Staff Society

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

Services Offered

Sylva Trees: local arboriculturists offering a complete tree management service. Fully qualified, insured. Reliable. All waste recycled. Please phone Phillip Ableson on 01865 872945, or 07811 456999. 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). 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.

Domestic Services

Room and board (in north Oxford) plus some remunerations for someone to look after household with 14-year-old boy and his 19-year-old brother (both responsible good kids–out at school all day) from mid-Jan., to end of March while parents are away. Would suit mature postgraduate (or equivalent) or couple who enjoy young people. Contact Dr Martin on 01865 559061 or e-mail: djlm@aol.com. Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children 2--5 years, established 10 years. Open Mon.--Fri., 8.30 a.m.--5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Short-term vacancies for visiting academics. Call Kimberley for further information, or come to visit. Tel.: 01865 247877. Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.

Houses to Let

Waterways, Summertown North Oxford: selection of brand new luxuriously appointed 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom homes in prestigious location. Suitable for families/professionals. Landscaped garden, garage, extra parking; superb fitted kitchen; conservatory; flexible accommodation over 3 floors. Available immediately furnished/unfurnished. Less than 1 mile from city centre. Sorry no pets or smokers. Rent £1,700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516060. Four-bedroom house to let in pretty village, 6 miles from Oxford: all conveniences plus possible use of car. 12 April–11 June. £200 p.w. Tel.: Trevor Rowley 01865 864933. E-mail: trevor@academic-study.com. Old Boar's Hill, 4 miles to Oxford city centre: Tinkerbell Cottage; quiet, charming rural location; outstanding views; newly decorated; 2 bedrooms, large private garden; furnished or unfurnished. Long or short let. £775 p.c.m. Ann Loescher. Tel.: 01865 735305, e-mail: gil@loescher.freeserve.co.uk. Cottage to let near Woodstock: a newly converted 1-bedroom cottage, well fitted. £650 p.c.m. Min. let 6 months. Rural position. Apply to Hodson. Shipton Slade Farm, Woodstock. Tel.: 01993 811280. An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk. Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service, and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Rd., Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Flats to Let

Oxford Waterways-£795 p.c.m. Available now. Brand new top- floor furnished 1-bedroom apartment with parking on this prestigious development: VICTORIA GATE, £1,100 p.c.m. Available Jan. Spacious 2-bedroom top-floor furnished apartment with balcony and parking close to Summertown shops. Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Ave., Oxford. Tel.: Sarah on 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. E-mail: sarah@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk. Well located 1-bedroom apartment 9 miles from Oxford City centre: within walking distance from all local amenities as well as all major road networks including the M40 (Jct 9), and excellent bus service to Oxford, and Milton Keynes. This apartment is ideal for a professional single or couple working or studying in the local area. Available unfurnished from Jan. For more information please contact Julia on 00 44 (0) 1865 302344, or e-mail: julian@finders.co.uk. North Parade: charming, fully furnished 1-bedroom flat in the heart of north Oxford, available mid-Jan. £675 p.m. Tel.: 01865 513816 weekdays or e- mail: mt@felicitybryan.com. Central Headington, available Jan.: close to hospitals; beautifully converted spacious 2-bedroom flat; tastefully furnished; fully-fitted kitchen; large sitting room; bathroom with bath and separate pumped shower; gas c.h.; double glazed. Off-street parking. Professionals and academics only. Rent £685 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 768504 eves.North Oxford , Summertown: spacious, comfortable, cheerful flat with character in convenient quiet position; 2 bedrooms, 2 reception, 2 bathrooms. Mod. cons. Off-street parking. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01736 786249. Central north Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Completely newly refurbished ground-floor flat to very high standard, new bathroom, new John Lewis kitchen with washer, dishwasher, dryer, etc., in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy residential suburb, with large, light airy rooms. Double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available Dec., a second-floor flat for short/long let with large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Acommodation Sought

Academic couple, non-smokers, with 15 month child, looking for furnished 2-/3-bedroom house or ground-floor flat for 3 months from 21 April–20 July. Areas: North Oxford, East Oxford, Iffley, Sandford. Tel.: 07884 058153. 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.

Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom--1 en suite--5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From less than £100 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.

Accommodation Offered

Self-contained split-level comfortable room with all mod cons in old family house in pretty location in Upper Wolvercote, highly convenient for University and Oxford City. En suiteshower/loo, kitchen/dining area with washing machine; bedroom area in gallery at top of stairs. Parking and/or bus ride 15 minutes to city centre. Suit academic/other professional. Available Feb., 2003. £625 p.c.m. excl. telephone. References required. E-mail: wrldco@aol.com. Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep- freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.Finders Keepers is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at www.finders.co.uk. Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk.

Holiday Lets

Tuscany: family-owned wine estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese; offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodation 2 up to 12+. Secluded rural setting, half-hour central Florence. Contact: tel/fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, e-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it. Two farmhouse with pools to let in SW France; both stunningly situated, these sunny and luxurious properties reside in private and spacious grounds and offer good views; sleep 10 (4 in independent `granny' house) and 6 respectively. Suitable for superb holidays or longer stays. Further details on: www.hidden-sw-france.com, or contact Marion on 00 33 5 63 24 08 78/00 33 5 63 02 11 98, or e-mail: emailenquirie@hidden-sw- france.com. Florida: fully-equipped villa on peaceful Southern Dunes golf course community 30 minutes south of Orlando; 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully-fitted kitchen, heated pool, air-conditioned throughout. Sleeps 8–10. From £400 p.w. E-mail: hockeyvilla@yahoo.co.uk or phone 020 7486 2918 (weekdays) or 01865 725065 (weekends). See www.floridabreeze.co.uk for more details and photos. Really lovely location in the Upper Tamar Valley on the borders of Devon and Cornwall. Large, comfortable 17th-c., listed farmhouse with 6 double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 2 sitting room, and large farmhouse kitchen. Also available is a recently converted barn with 2 double bedrooms (1 with a 4-poster bed), 2 bath/shower rooms, large open-plan living/dining room/kitchen. Very nicely furnished. Both are stocked with books and games as well as TV and video. Outdoor heated swimming pool, games room (table tennis, pool, bar billiards, darts). Not far from Eden Project, Dartmoor, and Bodmin Moor. Half an hour from coast. Easily accessible from A30 though set in totally secluded peaceful countryside. Privately owned. Contact Michele or Jeremy Smith on 01865 310998 or e-mail: smithatpalla@yahoo.co.uk for more details or look at our Web site: www.pallastreet.co.uk.Venice: large flat in the heart of Venice, near Palazzo Grassi, in the heart of Venice, with large traditional sitting-room, and separate dining room, well- appointed kitchen, 1 double bedroom with en suitebathroom, second bedroom with twin beds, third bedroom with 1 bed (+ 1), and a second bathroom. The flat is ideal for a family, in pristine condition, and available for short periods on a weekly basis at £600 per week. Tel.: + 39 0423 723582, e-mail: tagariello@libero.it. Greek Island rentals: Skopelos, Alonissos, and Skiathos: local villa specialist offers lovely villas, island houses, and apartments available for rent. Town, country, and seaside locations. Accommodation for 2--16 persons. Prices from GBP 100 p.p.p.w. For information see: www.holidayislands.com. E-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 4240 23057.

For Sale

Dolmetsch bentside spinet–1974. 1 x 8ft; English walnut case; five octaves FF–f3; spine length–60"; maximum front to back–26"; restrung 2001; very good condition. £1,600. Ideal practice instrument where space is limited. Dr Charles Mould. Tel.: 01451 860876, fax: 01451 861691, e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net.



University Lecturership in the History of Art

Applications are being invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2003. University salary will be according to age, on the scale £22,191--£35,845 per annum. The successful candidate may be associated with an Official Studentship (Tutorial Fellowship) in History of Art at Christ Church, in which case the combined university and college salary would be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum. Additional college allowances would also be available.

The person appointed will offer specialisation(s) in either Renaissance or the period from 1800 onwards. The successful candidate will be required to develop and teach courses (through lectures, classes, and tutorials) for the new undergraduate degree of History of Art (first intake October 2004), as well as teaching/supervising graduates on taught courses and D.Phil. research programmes.

Further particulars, including details of the duties and full range of emoluments and allowances attaching to the post, 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 (from 2 January), or immediately from the Web sites http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/fa culty/staff/ulhistart.htm and http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.

Applicants should send ten copies of their application (except for overseas candidates, who need send only one) to the Chairman of the Modern History Faculty Board at the above address by Tuesday, 28 January. Candidates are asked to arrange for three references to be sent to the Chairman at the above address by the closing date.


University Lecturership in Music

In association with Christ Church

Applications are invited for this post, tenable from 1 October 2003, or as soon as possible thereafter. It is a joint appointment. The person appointed to the University Lecturership (UL) will also be appointed to an Official Studentship (Tutorial Fellowship) at Christ Church; the combined college and university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum.

The University and the college are seeking candidates with a proven record of scholarship and research in any area of musicology (including theory and analysis, ethnomusicology, and performance studies) and with the potential to enhance the high reputation of the Music Faculty in teaching and research. The appointee will be required to teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels. He or she should also be able to undertake the supervision of research students and play an active role in faculty and college administration.

Further particulars, containing details of the duties and of the joint stipend scale and additional allowances and emoluments attaching to the post, may be obtained from Dr Peter Franklin, Faculty Board Chairman, Faculty of Music, Oxford OX1 1DB (e-mail: peter.franklin@music.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is Monday, 13 January.


Appointment of Home Bursar

Exeter College proposes to appoint a Home Bursar to take up office from 1 July 2003. The post will be held with an Official Fellowship of the college. The Home Bursar oversees all the domestic, accommodation, building, and conference services of the college and is in addition its personnel officer. The Home Bursar is involved in the financial management of the college, forms part of a management team, and reports to the Finance and Estates Bursar.

Applicants should have a background that includes managerial experience. A good grasp of financial matters and excellent interpersonal skills are essential.

Further particulars and the application form may be obtained from the Academic Administrator or downloaded from the college Web site at http://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk.

Applicants are also asked to submit a curriculum vitae and to ask three referees to write directly to the Academic Administrator by the closing date. Applications should be sent to the Academic Administrator, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP, by 24 January. Any queries can be addressed to the Academic Administrator at academic.administrator@exeter.ox.ac.uk.

Exeter College is an equal opportunities employer.


Appointment of Assistant Information Technology and Audio-Visual Officer

Applications are invited for a full-time Assistant IT/AV Officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for a varied portfolio of duties including providing front line support to both staff and students in the use of college IT and AV equipment, routine hardware and software maintenance, and development of the college Web site. S/he will have experience of these areas of work, together with strong communication skills and an awareness of the importance of providing a customer-oriented service.

The appointment will be made within the college's clerical and library grades 4/5 (£14,434--£19,902), depending on qualifications and experience.

Further details may be found in the vacancies page of the college's Web site at http://www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk.

A letter of application, giving details of three referees, should be sent to the Home Bursar at bursar@stcatz.ox.ac.uk by Friday, 10 January.



The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and the Rhodes Chair of Race Relations are offering two African Visiting Research Fellowships for the academic year 2003--4. Applications are invited from scholars working in African universities or research institutions.

The fellowships will be awarded in the fields of modern history or the social sciences, including anthropology, human geography and cultural studies. The OCIS Fellowship will be awarded for the study of any aspect of Islam, or Muslim Societies, in Africa, including North Africa. The Rhodes Chair Fellowship can focus on any aspect of African Studies, but will exclude scholars from North Africa.

The successful fellows will receive a maintenance and accommodation grant of £1,000 a month, for up to nine months. Travel costs will be paid up to £800. The grant will also cover the cost of affiliation of the Rhodes Chair Fellowship to St Antony's College and of the OCIS Fellowship to the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for scholars working in African universities to spend an extended research period at Oxford, and to enrich the study of Africa at the University. Fellows will be expected to reside in Oxford during term, to give and contribute to seminars, and to participate in discussion with postgraduates, possibly through a limited amount of postgraduate seminar teaching.

Applications for both fellowships should be sent to the Academic Secretary, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR, by 28 February. These should include a full curriculum vitae with details of publications, and a short research proposal of 500 words. E-mail applications are welcome to islamic.studies@oxcis.ac.uk. Enquiries concerning the OCIS Fellowship should be addressed to islamic.studies@oxcis.ac.uk and for the Rhodes Chair Fellowship to ulli.parkinson@sant.ox.ac.uk.


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

Friday 20 December

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

Tuesday 24 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 28 December).

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopens 27 December).

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM closed (reopens 27 December).

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION LIBRARY closed (reopens 2 January).

Tuesday 31 December

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `A New Year's Eve tour', 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.)

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopens 2 January).

UNIVERSITY MUSEUM closed (reopens 2 January).

Wednesday 1 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens tomorrow).

Friday 3 January

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

Tuesday 7 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: induction seminar for new contract researchers, 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Byzantium', 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 8 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `European furniture', 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 9 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: induction seminar for new contract researchers, 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

Friday 10 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: induction seminar for new contract researchers, 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Costume and coiffure in classical sculpture', 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 13 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Tutorial teaching', 2 p.m. (see information above).

Tuesday 14 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Examining and assessing undergraduates', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR R. SMITH: `Imperial charisma and the cult of elegance: images of the Emperor Nero in the art of the first century AD' (Ashmolean Museum: David Piper New Year Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Taylor Institution, 11 a.m. (admission free; booking not required).

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

Wednesday 15 January

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Greek civilisations', 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 16 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Performance matters: voice, posture, and relaxation', 9.15 a.m. (see information above).

Friday 17 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard, Programme 1' (fourth workshop), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The painted garden', 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.)

Sunday 19 January


Monday 20 January

PROFESSOR LORD MAY: `Many scientists, many mediums, many publics: problems inherent in slogans like "Science and the media" ' (Green College Lectures: `Science and the media: the challenge of adapting science to the mass media'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

Tuesday 21 January

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The art of ancient 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.)

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "Sea Poppies", by H.D.', Schools, 5 p.m.

Wednesday 22 January

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': `Carnac: a megalithic wonderland', 1.15 p.m., by Professor Andrew Sherratt, Curator of European Prehistoric Archaeology. (Booking essential. Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Descriptive statistics for research—overview and exploratory data analysis', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR ERNST VAN DE WETERING: `Rembrandt the stranger: the widening gulf between life and work' (Slade Lectures: `Reconstructing Rembrandt—questions and answers in recent research'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

Thursday 23 January

DR R. PACHAURI: `Climate change on a global scale' (Linacre Lectures: `Designing successful environmental policies'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

Friday 24 January

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

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

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER: `Critics of the crown: common law and neoclassical challenges' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THERESA MAY, MP: `The organisation of the Conservative Party' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

THE VANBURGH STRING QUARTET perform in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge; reserved for college members until about ten days before the event).