Oxford University Gazette: 19 February 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4687: 19 February 2004

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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 5 March 2004.

(a) Redesignation of the Professorship of the Physics and Chemistry of Minerals as the Professorship of Geochemistry, and updated composition of the electoral board

1 In Council Regulations 24 of 2002, Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B. SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 381, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 717, and subsequently redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete `Professor of the Physics and Chemistry of Minerals'.

2 Ibid. (Statutes, 2000, p. 379), after § 91 `Professor of Genetics' insert: § 92 `Professor of Geochemistry'.

3 Ibid., Sect. II (p. 402, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001), insert new § 92 as follows and renumber existing §§ 92–105 (pp. 425–31), as renumbered by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001, Decree (1) of 26 April 2001, Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, Decree (4) of 13 December 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 717, 888, 1112; Vol. 132, p. 564) as §§ 93–106:

`§ 92. Professor of Geochemistry

1. The Professor of Geochemistry shall undertake research in Geochemistry and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Principal of St Hugh's College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the Principal of St Hugh's College, or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of St Hugh's College;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of St Hugh's College;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board.

4. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

4 Ibid., Sect. II (p. 471), delete § 219 and renumber existing §§ 220–6 as §§ 219–25.

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, redesignate the Professorship of the Physics and Chemistry of Minerals as the Professorship of Geochemistry and amend the composition of the electoral board to reflect the changes in governance.]


(b) Establishment of a Professorship of Mathematical Biology

1 In Council Regulations 24 of 2002, Ch. VII, Sect. I, § 5. B. SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 379, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 717, and subsequently redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Vol. 132, p. 1461), after `E.P. Abraham Professor of Cell Biology' insert:

`Professor of Mathematical Biology'.

2 Ibid., Sect. II (p. 402, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001), insert new § 29 as follows and renumber existing §§ 29–55 (pp. 402- -413), as renumbered by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001, Decree (1) of 26 April 2001, Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, and Decree (4) of 13 December 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 717, 888, 1112; Vol. 132, p. 564) as §§ 30–56:

`§ 29. Professor of Mathematical Biology

1. There shall be a Professor of Mathematical Biology, who shall undertake research in Mathematical Biology and shall lecture and give instruction in that subject and generally promote its study in the University.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in (2) of this clause is Vice- Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree in that behalf, or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board.

4. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the decree concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same decree which are applicable to this chair.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council, establish a Professorship in Mathematical Biology in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division. The Professor will teach and undertake research in mathematical biology and will be on the establishment of the Mathematical Institute in the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division.]


(c) Professorship or Readership in Sociology

In Council Regulations 24 of 2002, Ch. V, Sect II (Statutes, 2000, p. 503, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001), delete existing § 297 and insert new § 297 as follows, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001, Decree (1) of 26 April 2001, Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, and Decree (4) of 13 December 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 717, 888, 1112; Vol. 132, p. 564):

`§ 297. Professor or Reader in Sociology

1. The Professor or Reader shall engage in advanced study and research and shall lecture and give instruction in Sociology.

2. The Professor or Reader shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified (2) of this clause is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(2) the head of the college to which the professorship or readership shall be for the time being allocated by Council under any decree on that behalf, or if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in (2) of this clause;

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

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

(7)–(9) three persons appointed by the Departmental Committee of the Department of Sociology.

3. The appointee, if a professor, shall be subject to the appropriate General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to those professorships.

4. The electoral Board shall decide, according to the qualifications and qualities of the candidate elected for appointment, whether he or she shall be a professor or a reader.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, gives the Department of Sociology freedom to appoint either a Reader, as now, or a Professor to this post, to widen the range of outstanding candidates attracted to the post.]


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Auel, K.S., Mansfield

Bayley, S.S.M., Balliol

Butt, D.J., BA, Keble

Couzin, I.D., Balliol

Fridlington, M.A., BA, Planning and Resources

Hawcutt, D.B., National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit

Hughes, B.J., Department of Engineering Science

Loveridge, R., Faculty of Management

Rayner, N.W., Diabetes Research Laboratories

Taylor, A.O., Department of Materials

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

  • *CONGREGATION 19 February 2004
    • *Election: Botanic Garden, Visitors of the
  • *CONGREGATION 24 February 2004 2 p.m.
    • *Declaration of approval of legislative proposal: Eldon Law Scholarship Fund
  • CONGREGATION 9 March 2004 2 p.m.
    • *Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees
    • 2 Presentation of the Annual Review of the University
  • *CONGREGATION 11 March 2004
    • *Election (Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum)
  • *CONGREGATION 13 May 2004
    • *Election (Public Orator)
  • *CONVOCATION 15 May 2004
    • *Election of Professor of Poetry
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

CONGREGATION 9 March 2004 2 p.m.

2 Presentation of the Annual Review of the University

The Annual Review of the University for 2002–3 (Supplement *2 to Gazette Vol. 134, February 2004) will be presented and may be discussed.

CONSULTATIVE NOTICES

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Notice of Proposed Consent to amendments to the Statutes of Templeton College

Council is minded to give consent on behalf of the University to the amendments to the Charter and to Statutes II, III, IV, VI, VIII, IX and X of Templeton College as approved by the Governing Body on 5 February 2004, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. This consent will be effective unless written notice of a resolution, signed by at least twenty members of Congregation, calling upon Council to withhold that consent, has been given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 1 March.

The effects of the amendments are to change the corporate name of the college; to replace the President with a Dean and Head of College; to provide for the appointment of an independent chair of the Governing Body; to create a further category of Fellows; to clarify the duties of officers of the college; and to provide for consequential amendments.


COMMITTEE ON STATUTES BEFORE THE PRIVY COUNCIL

1 Notice of Proposed Consent to amendments to the Statutes of St Catherine's College

The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, acting under authority delegated to it by Council, is minded to give consent on behalf of the University to the amendments to Statutes I, VI, VII, IX and XII of St Catherine's College as approved by the Governing Body on 3 December 2003, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. This consent will be effective unless written notice of a resolution, signed by at least twenty members of Congregation, calling upon Council to withhold that consent, has been given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 1 March.

The effects of the amendments are to incorporate the provisions of Statute XII into Statute I and provide for consequent renumbering; to amend the provisions governing the eligibility to Emeritus professorships, to clarify provisions relating to incapacity and other provisions relating to officers; and to include provisions relating to the making of bylaws.

2 Notice of Proposed Consent to amendment to the Statutes of Magdalen College

The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, acting under authority delegated to it by Council, is minded to give consent on behalf of the University to the amendment to Statute IV of Magdalen College as approved by the Governing Body on 15 October 2003, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. This consent will be effective unless written notice of a resolution, signed by at least twenty members of Congregation, calling upon Council to withhold that consent, has been given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 1 March.

The effect of the amendment is to increase the number of Waynflete Fellows.


APPOINTMENTS

CONFERMENTS OF TITLE

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Mathematics upon PROFESSOR L. MAHADEVAN, Professor of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Harvard University, for a period of three years from 1 February 2004.

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in the Principles of Engineering Design upon DR PETER BROUGHTON, Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, for a period of three years from 1 February 2004.

ZAHAROFF LECTURE 2004

Celebrating 100 years of Modern Languages at Oxford

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

Subject: `St Augustin et la destruction.'


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

SEAN RYAN, Foreign Editor, The Sunday Times, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 February, in the Hall, Pembroke College.

Subject: `Working in the media.'


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MUSIC, FINE ART

The Bible in Art, Music, and Literature

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

Conveners: Professor C. Rowland and Dr C. Joynes.

PROFESSOR R. HACOHEN, Hebrew University, Jerusalem
23 Feb.: `Searching for the Beloved in Judeo/Christian Passions.' (Perspectives on the Passion series)

PROFESSOR W. POPKES, Hamburg
8 Mar.: `Dying with and in Christ.'(Perspectives on the Passion series)


MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Seminar in Economic History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: Professor R. Allen.

R. UNGER, British Columbia
25 Feb.: `Early modern economic growth, energy, and ships.'

P. TEMIN, MIT
3 Mar.: `The history of the American paint industry.'

P. MIROWKSI, Notre Dame
10 Mar.: `The military foundations of the post-war American economic orthodoxy.'


ORIENTAL STUDIES

Armenian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Convener: Professor Th.M. van Lint.

PROFESSOR VAN LINT
26 Feb.: `A Book of Lamentations for twelfth-century Cilicia? On the poems of Grigor Tghay.'

C. WALKER
11 Mar.: `Archbishop Laud, Oxford, and Armenia.'


PHILOSOPHY

Uehiro Lectures

Choosing children: genes, disability, and design

PROFESSOR JONATHAN GLOVER, Professor of Ethics, King's College, London, will deliver the Uehiro Lectures at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

24 Feb.: `Disability and genetic choice.'

2 Mar.: `What we owe to our children.'

9 Mar.: `Making the world a better place?'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

British Government and Politics: amended notice

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

Conveners: Professor Vernon Bogdanor and Dr David Butler.

PROFESSOR BOGDANOR (Discussion opened by Lady Prashar, First Civil Service Commissioner)
20 Feb.: `Civil Service reform.'

DR BUTLER (Discussion opened by Peter Riddell, Political Corrspondent, The Times)
27 Feb.: `Politics and media.'

DR BUTLER (Discussion opened by the Rt. Hon. Tony Benn, Visiting Professor of Government, London School of Economics)
5 Mar.: `The future of the Left.'

PROFESSOR BOGDANOR (Discussion opened by the Rt. Hon. Lord Falconer, Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs and Lord Chancellor)
12 Mar.: `The role of the Department for Constitutional Affairs—the Secretary of State's view.'


Executive Government Group lunchtime workshop

PROFESSOR K. DOWDING, LSE, will lecture at 12.30 p.m. on Friday, 20 February, in Seminar Room B, the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Convener: Professor C. Hood.

Subject: `Ministerial resignations and non-resignations.'


INTERDISCIPLINARY SEMINAR SERIES

Romantic Realignments

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 11, the English Faculty, the St Cross Building. Further details may be obtained from Leonard Epp (e-mail: leonard.epp@balliol.ox.ac.uk), or Felicity James (e-mail: felicity.james@chch.ox.ac.uk).

DR B. BRICE
25 Feb.: ` "The Uncertain Heaven": forms of scepticism in Coleridge and Wordsworth.'

PROFESSOR T. FULFORD, Nottingham Trent
10 Mar.: `The skull and the skin: romanticism, race, science, and Native Americans.'


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Central banking in new democracies: Brazil in comparative perspective

This research workshop will be held on Friday, 20 February, 11 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Centre for Brazilian Studies. The speakers will be Professor Lourdes Sola, Sao Paulo; Laurence Whitehead, Nuffield College; Dr Javier Santiso, BBVA, Madrid; Dr Eduardo Kugelmas, Sao Paulo; and Dr Kurt von Mettenheim, CBS.

Pre-registration is required (contact Ailsa Thom on Oxford (2)84460, e-mail: enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk). Full programme details can be found at http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk.


OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

The quest for peace in the Arab–Israeli conflict: amended notice

PROFESSOR SHLOMO BEN-AMI, formerly Foreign Minister of the State of Israel, will lecture at 5 p.m. on the days shown.

This notice replace previous announcements. The final lecture in the series will now be given on Friday, 12 March, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Thur. 26 Feb., Examination Schools: `From Camp David to Madrid.'

Fri. 12 Mar., Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's: `The rise and fall of the Oslo process.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown.

DR FRANCOIS BURGAT, Institut de Recherches sur le Monde Arabe et Musulman, France
Wed. 25 Feb., OCIS: `Divergent agendas in United Yemen: the politics of Islah and Da'wah Salafiyya.'

PROFESSOR ALI A. MAZRUI, Director, Institute of Global Cultural Studies, State University of New York, Binghamton University, and Astor Visiting Lecturer
Thur. 26 Feb., Examination Schools: `A tale of two civilisations: Islam and the West between stress and solidarity.'


NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES AND THE ASIAN STUDIES CENTRE, ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

The media and contested memories of the Asia-Pacific War

This workshop will be held from Thursday, 11 March, to Saturday, 13 March. Until 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 12 March, the sessions will be held in Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute; thereafter, in the Dahrendorf Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Thursday, 11 March: screenings of some recent documentary films on the war

2.30 p.m.: Choi and Tong's In the Name of the Emperor: the Rape of Nanjing (USA 1995)

4.15 p.m.: TWI/Carlton's Japan's War (UK 2004)


Friday, 12 March

MS REBECCA CLIFFORD
10 a.m.: `Kobayashi Yoshinori's Senso- ron.'

PROFESSOR CAROL GLUCK, Columbia
11.30 a.m.: `Media, memory, and war.' (Keynote address)

Panel One: `The conflict between Japan and China, 1937–45' (2.30–4.30 p.m.)

DR RANA MITTER: `Recent trends in Chinese historiography of the Nanjing Massacre.'

PROFESSOR TIM BROOK, Toronto: `Chinese memoirs from the war years.'

DR HANS VEN DE VEN, Cambridge: `Military aspects of the Sino-Japanese War.'

Panel Two: `The place of the Asia–Pacific War in the history of modern warfare' (5–6.45 p.m.; chair, Dr Ann Waswo)

PROFESSOR HEW STRACHAN: `Fighting the war to July 1945: towards total war.'

DR PHILIP TOWLE, Cambridge: `Prisoners of war and the clash of cultures.'


Saturday, 13 March

Panel Three: `The Second World War on British television' (10 a.m.–12 noon, Dahrendorf Room; Mr Peter Furtado, editor, History Today, chair). With STEWART BINNS and DAVID BATTY, producers of documentary films.


ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Neill Lecture

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

Subject: `The Alabama claims.'


CHRIST CHURCH

Tortured humanity

This series of seminars for Lent will accompany the exhibition of the bronze crucifixion statue by Doru Imbroane Marculescu. Admission is free, with a retiring collection. Enquiries should be directed to the Sub-Dean (telephone: Oxford (2)76278).

The final session will conclude in discussion with a panel of distinguished guests to consider the sequence of seminars.

HELEN BAMBER, Founder, the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture
26 Feb.: `In whose hands?'

PAULA CLIFFORD, Christian Aid
4 Mar.: `Tortured humanity from the perspective of HIV/Aids work in Africa.'

THE REVD DR ALLAN DOIG, Chaplain, Lady Margaret Hall; formerly Lecture in Art, University of Kent
18 Mar.: `The Passion in art.'

DR E. KESSLER, Centre for Jewish–Christian Relations, Cambridge
25 Mar.: `The Holocaust and beyond.'

DR A. POPESCU, Orthodox deacon, psychiatrist, and writer
1 Apr.: `From torture to transfiguration: the Romanian Gulag revisited.'


LADY MARGARET HALL

Starr Foundation Seminars

DR JENNIFER MOODY, University of Texas at Austin, Starr Visiting Fellow at Lady Margaret Hall, will give a talk at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards.

Subject: `Changing landscapes of West Crete: the archaeology of Little Ice Age events.'


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Latin American Centre

PROFESSOR DANNY JAMES, Indiana, and DR MIRTA LOBATO, Archivo de la Mujer, Buenos Aires, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 March, in the Latin American Centre.

Subject: `From Santiago del Estero to Berisso: internal migration and cultural identity in an Argentine industrial community.'


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

DR MARGARET ADAMS, Dorothy Hodgkin and E.P. Abraham Fellow, Tutor in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Somerville College, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: ` "A piece in the jigsaw": the protein behind a hereditary disease G6PD structure—G6PD deficiency and forty years' progress for biological structures.'


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 2004

Bubbles physical and metaphysical

The Wolfson College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lectures are open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to the college (telephone: Oxford (2)74103, e-mail: college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

DR E. WOLFF, British Antarctic Survey
24 Feb.: `Icy bubbles and global warming.'

J. SHAPCOTT, poet
2 Mar.: `Antibubbles in your own kitchen: fluids, air, and poetry.'

PROFESSOR S. SPARKS, Bristol
9 Mar.: `Forecasting volcanic eruptions.'

RESEARCH SERVICES

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

In connection with the acceptance of research awards and signature of research-related contracts, the University's Statutes, section 14 of Statute XVI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, pp. 131--2), provide that `(1)...no officer of the University, or any other person employed by the University or working in or in connection with any department or body within or under the control of the University, shall have authority to make any representations on behalf of the University or to enter into any contract on behalf of the University, except with the express consent of Council. (2) No such consent given by Council shall be operative until a copy of the resolution of Council, certified by the Registrar, has been delivered to such officer or other person.'

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

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

Information about Research Services, their publications and administrative processes is available at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/.


Research Funding and Research-related Information

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

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

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

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


Research Grant Applications

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

  • the funds requested are sufficient to cover the research being undertaken (e.g. that correct and up-to-date salary scales have been used);
  • the costing rules of the University have been applied correctly (e.g. that the appropriate level of indirect costs have been applied);
  • the guidelines of the funding body have been followed correctly (e.g. that the funds requested may be used for the purpose proposed); and that
  • the University would be in a position to accept the grant should the application be successful (e.g. that appropriate facilities are available to house the project, or that the proposed research does not contravene university policy).

In addition, Research Services can:

  • advise on the factors which should be taken into consideration when costing research projects;
  • provide information on funding body guidelines; and
  • advise on the completion of the necessary application and internal forms prior to submission to the Research Grants Office (RGO).

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

In summary, these are as follows: applicants should submit the original plus one copy of their application, together with a completed copy of the University's Outside Grants (OG) form, to Research Services, or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the Research Services Medical satellite office at Level 3 of the John Radcliffe Hospital, leaving three clear working days for it to be processed.


Application administration

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


Research Contracts

The Research Contracts section is responsible for negotiating and approving the terms on behalf of the University of all research-related agreements, including those governing:

  • sponsored or commissioned research;
  • collaborative research;
  • clinical trials;
  • confidentiality and non-disclosure of information;
  • transfer of materials;
  • research-related services to industry;
  • personal consultancy.

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

  • checking intellectual property rights and preparing the assignment of new technologies to Isis Innovation for exploitation, through licences or spin-out companies;
  • authorising royalty payments to inventors;
  • advice on matters connected with research-related contracts.

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


Research-related contracts

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


General enquiries

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


Information on Research Funding

Oxford University's Research Services offers the following Web-based resources for those looking for external research funding:

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

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

If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail reminder summarising the contents of the bulletin, please e-mail research.services@admin.ox.ac.uk with the subject line `join eRFN mailing list'. This service is only available to members of the University with an `ox.ac.uk' e-mail account.

Subscribers also receive monthly updates about the contents of the RSO Bulletin Board (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/information/bboard.shtml) which lists non-funding research-related information, such as details of conferences, training opportunities, and changes in the policy of major research funding bodies.

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

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

This service may be accessed by any member of the University from within the university computer network.

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

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

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


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Dawkins Prize

The Dawkins Prize was endowed by a generous donation from the family of Professor Richard Dawkins, FRS, the University's Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science. The Prize is for outstanding research into the ecology and behaviour of animals whose welfare and survival may be endangered by human activities. The first prize-winner (2001) was Dr Iain Douglas-Hamilton.

The college now seeks nominations for the second Dawkins Prize.

The prize-winner will receive £2,000 and will be expected to give one public lecture in Oxford. The college also hopes that a Dawkins Prize Scholar will be chosen by the prize-winner, to enable a student to gain research experience by working with him or her. £2,000 will be available to the prize-winner for the scholarship and research expenses. In addition, the travel expenses of the prize-winner and scholar will be met, up to a total of £2,000.

Nominations should contain names, addresses, and affiliations of nominator and nominee and a brief list of the key achievements and publications of the nominee. Nominations should be sent to the Vice-Master, Convener of the Dawkins Prize Committee, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by 1 April.


ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Colin Matthew Fund

The fund was established for the promotion and encouragement of historical study or research within the University. The Committee for the Fund now invites applications for grants from student members, undergraduate or graduate. The grants are primarily intended to support travel for the purposes of research (which may lead to a dissertation or an extended essay) but other uses will be considered. It is intended to make two awards of up to £500 each but the committee may make different levels of award, or no award, in the light of applications received.

Application forms may be obtained from the Senior Bursar, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (e-mail: deborah.gibbs@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk), and must be submitted by the end of Hilary Full Term, i.e 13 March. Applicants will be notified of the outcome early in Trinity Term.

CONFERMENT OF TITLE

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Research Lecturer upon DR GEORGE DOUCAS, Sub-department of Particle Physics, with immediate effect.


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 27 February.

1 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

M.Phil. in Oriental Studies

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 577, delete from `A candidate who fails' on l. 7 to `in Modern Middle Eastern Studies.' on l. 10.

2 Ibid., after l. 16, insert: `Except where otherwise stated (see sections (xi) and (xii) below), applications for approval of the thesis subject must reach the Secretary, Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, on or before Monday in the sixth week of Trinity Full Term in the academic year preceding that in which the examination is to be taken.'

3 Ibid., p. 578, l. 37, after `board.' add: `*'.

4 Ibid., after `p. 508' in the footnote add: `and p. 577'.

5 Ibid., p. 580, in the footnote, after `p. 508' insert `and p. 577'.

6 Ibid., p. 581, l. 41, after `board;' add: `*'.

7 Ibid., insert new footnote: `* See regulations for theses on p. 508 and p. 577.'

8 Ibid., p. 582, l. 19, after `board' add: `*'.

9 Ibid., insert new footnote: `* See regulations for theses on p. 508 and p. 577.'

10 Ibid., p. 583, l. 40, after `Board.' insert `*'.

11 Ibid., delete from `Applications for such approval' on l.40 to `examination is to be taken.' on l.46.

12 Ibid., insert new footnote: `* See regulations for theses on p. 508 and p. 577.'.

13 Ibid., p. 584, in the footnote, after `p. 508' insert `and p. 577'.

14 Ibid., p. 585, delete ll. 14--17.

15 Ibid., l. 18, before `Successful' insert `3.'.

16 Ibid., delete from `on a subject to be approved' on l.33 to `preceding the examination' on l.35.

17 Ibid., delete footnote and substitute `* See regulations for theses on p. 508 and p. 577.'

18 Ibid., p. 586, delete footnote and substitute `* See regulations for theses on p. 508 and p. 577.'

19 Ibid., p. 587, l. 48, and p. 589, l. 20, delete `, to be' and substitute: `. Applications for approval of the thesis subject must reach the Secretary, Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, on or before Monday in the second Week of Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination. It must be'.

20 Ibid., p. 590, delete from `Applications for approval' on l.22 to `candidate is to be examined.' on l.24 (the asterisk is to remain). 21 Ibid., in the footnote , after `p. 508' insert `and p. 577'.


2 Board of the Faculty of Theology

(a) M.Phil. in Theology

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 603, l. 12, after `second year' insert `(submitting the application to the Graduate Studies Office by Monday of noughth week)'.


(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Theology

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 947, delete ll. 30–4 and substitute `(5) The Christian Doctrines of God, Christ, and Salvation as specified for paper (6) in the Honour School of Theology.'

2 Ibid., p. 948, after l. 6 insert `(10) The Development of Doctrine in the Early Church AD 451 as specified for paper (5) in the Honour School of Theology.'

OBITUARY

New College and St Antony's College

DENNISON RUSINOW, 22 January 2004; student, New College, 1952--4; student, St Antony's College, 1959--63, Senior Associate Member 1970--1. Aged 73.


NOTICE

St StEPHEN'S HOUSE

St Stephen's House, which became a Permanent Private Hall of the University in 2003, is now on the Colleges' Messenger Service.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands, and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday in term, also on the Wednesday before term starts, the Wednesday after the end of term and during the summer holidays. Newcomers with children (0–4 years) meet every Friday in term 10.15 a.m. to 12 midday. Other term time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group, and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks and garden trips. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday from the equipment room—open all year except for 2 weeks at Christmas and Easter. Visit our Web site: www.ox.ac.uk/staff. Wed., 25 Feb., a `Coffee Morning Bring and Buy Sale' will be held in the Club Room from 10.30 a.m., where there will be stalls selling homemade goodies, gifts etc. All Newcomers, husbands, partners, children, neighbours and friends are welcome. Please bring your contribution to the Club Room at 2.30 p.m. on Tues., 24 Feb., or on the day.


Lectures

St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks, Hilary Term 2004: Artists and their Inspiration. 19 Feb., Title to be announced, Nick Mynheer; 26 Feb., Discovering the Creativity Within, Valerie Petts; 4 March, Contemporary Art and Catharsis, Mark Cazalet; 11 March, Title to be announced, Roger Wagner; 18 March, Seeing Music; Hearing Colour, Mark Rowan-Hull. The talks will be held at St Giles' either in the Church or the Parish Rooms at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: http://www.st-giles-church.org.


Musical events

University Church: J.S. Bach, St John Passion,sung in German with congregational chorales, Wed., 3 Mar., 7.30 p.m. Soloists James Bowman, James Gilchrist, Claire Booth, Eamonn Dougan, William Gaunt, with the Choir of the University Church, and the Band of Instruments (dir. Ryan Wigglesworth). £12 central nave and gallery, £8 side aisles; concessions £8/£7. Tickets available on the door or in advance from the church office or the shop. Tel. (church office): Oxford (2)79111.


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.


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.


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.


Antiquarian Books Bought

Books bought. We buy any quantity of books, from single items of importance to entire libraries on History and the Humanities. Unsworth's Booksellers (ABA). Shops located at 15 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ; 12 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QA; and 101 Euston Road, London NW1A 2RA. E-mail: books@unsworths.com.


Camp Energy

Fantastic Easter Holiday Activities with Camp Energy: a fun-based activity and sports course for children aged 5--12 yrs. Week 1: 29 March–2 April. Week 2: 5–8 April. Week 3: 13–16 April. Drop off between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., pick up between 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. Limited places available for weekly, daily and half-daily sessions, including excursions to Sulgrave Manor and the Jordan Grand Prix Factory. All University staff are entitled to a 10 per cent discount. Telephone: Oxford 292072, or visit www.campenergy.com for more information.


Services Offered

For general property repairs and maintenance, shelving, cupboards, and decorating give me a call. Excellent references. Anthony Swift 01865 762576.


Domestic Services

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


Situations Vacant

The Oxford Union: an interesting and challenging opportunity at the Oxford Union is offered to a suitably experienced person to develop its sponsorship programmes and explore new initiatives for fund-raising at this high profile and dynamic institution. The position would involve about one day's work a week on a flexible basis, working partly from home (computer skills essential), and partly from the Union's premises in Oxford. It might suit a recently retired person (male or female), with a background in sponsorship, institutional fund-raising, or business. Salary would reflect the part-time nature of the position, plus expenses and a percentage of the incremental income earned. Applications to: the Bursar, Oxford Union, Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3JB, by 1 March.


Office Space Available

Near the Plain/Magdalen Bridge: small office spaces available from beginning March on flexible terms in recently refurbished building. Tel.: 01865 311557.


Houses to Let

East Oxford: furnished 2-bedroom Victorian terrace house situated in popular road. The house has a newly-fitted kitchen, upstairs bathroom and wooden floors throughout. There is also a garden with patio area. Available mid-March for 1 year at £800 p.c.m. Suit non-smoking single, couple, or two professional sharers. Tel.: Joan on Oxford 772370. E-mail: mcgarry@failte28.fsnet.co.uk.


Flats to Let

Central North Oxford (cnr North Parade): 1 bedroom flat, excellent position, available end of February for short/medium term. Double bedroom, living-room, kitchen, bathroom, shower, c.h. Fully furnished and equipped. Suit visiting academic or postgraduate. Tel.: 01865 311557.


Self-catering Apartments

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


Accommodation Offered

Eynsham (4 miles north-west of Oxford): private rooms in thatched cottage in the heart of beautiful Eynsham. Fully furnished. Comfortable single bedroom and good size study/living-room with extra bed; own telephone line; direct bus routes to Summertown and town centre. Available from 20 March, or before by arrangement. £65 p.w. inc. bills (except for telephone). Long rent preferred. Tel.: 01865 881039.


Sheltered Accommodation for the Elderly

The Abbeyfield Oxford Society runs a very sheltered home for elderly people in St Clement's, Oxford. All rooms en-suite, excellent food and support, lovely garden, respite care sometimes available. For more details please contact the Administrator. Tel.: 01865 790439.


Acommodation Sought

Are you an academic going on sabbatical? Anglo-American family of 3 moving from Spain to Oxford would pay a reasonable rent to look after your house (and animals?), and even offer you a holiday in our home in Mallorca. Ideally from Apr. Contact: Ellen. Tel.: 0034 971 53 19 00, or e-mail: ellen@reichwald.co.uk.


Accommodation Offered to Rent or Exchange

South Oxford: 2-bedroom semi-detached house with garden (suitable for visiting academic), available for rent, or in exchange for house or flat in Boston area, US. Fully furnished, gas, c.h., excellent condition, 20 minutes walk from city centre. Available late May to late August, £800 p.c.m. References and deposit required. No smoking, no pets. Tel.: 01865 283403. E-mail: stuart.lee@oucs.ox.ac.uk.


Accommodation Exchange

Melbourne—Oxford house and car swap wanted mid-May to end Sept. Three bedroom house with study and fast internet access. Convenient location for University and most main hospitals in Melbourne. Excellent public transport links. E-mail: morleyr@unimelb.edu.au.


Holiday Lets

North Pembrokeshire: cottage near Fishguard. Sleeps 3 or more. Secluded rural setting, close to coastal path and bus route. Ideal for reading, revising, relaxing, and reviving. Stove, books, garden. Dogs and children welcome. £160–£250 p.w., mid-Apr. to Oct. Also has a caravan, which can be used as annexe. For brochure please call 01348 872080. E-mail: nchroustchoff@hotmail.com.


House for Sale

Hethe: Charming period cottage tucked away in the pretty country village of Hethe, approx. 18 miles NE of Oxford. Many character features, including original beams, exposed stone walls, open fire. Ideal for single person or couple, or as tranquil weekend retreat from city living. 2 bedrooms, living room, good sized kitchen and bathroom, secluded patio area and well-stocked cottage garden, private parking space. No onward chain. £220,000 ono. E-mail: Sandra.Nicholson@admin.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 (2)80667 or Oxford 515515.

UNIVERSITY LECTURERSHIP IN GEOCOMPUTATION

In association with Brasenose College

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Brasenose College. The combined college and university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum (pay award pending).

The University and the college are seeking candidates with a proven record of scholarship and research in geocomputation and a track record of attracting research funding. Candidates should also have an aptitude for teaching.

The appointee is expected to have a strong interest in one or more of the following areas of geocomputation: numerical modelling, spatial statistics, geographical information systems (GIS), and remote sensing. The appointee will be required to engage in research which will contribute to the department's research reputation; to teach, supervise, and examine undergraduate and graduate students; and to contribute to administration in college and department.

Further particulars are available from http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk or from Professor G. Clark, School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB (e- mail: gordon.clark@geog.ox.ac.uk). Applications (electronic copies are not acceptable) including a curriculum vitae, a list of principal publications, and the names and contact details of three referees (eight copies except from candidates overseas who need send only one), should be sent for receipt not later than 19 March. There is no application form, and separate application is not required for the college post.

Interviews will be held on a date to be determined. Those interviewed will be requested to give a brief overview of their research interests and teaching expertise.


UNIVERSITY LECTURERSHIP IN ZOOLOGY

In association with Hertford College

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Hertford College. The combined college and university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum (pay award pending).

The University and the college are seeking candidates with a proven record of scholarship and research and a track record of attracting research funding. The lecturership is established in the broad field of biology of infectious disease, as studied using molecular or genomic approaches. Individuals with an interest in the ecology and evolution of pathogenic organisms and the ability and desire to integrate with the theoretical work carried out in this area within the Zoology Department are particularly encouraged to apply. The appointee will be required to engage in research which will contribute to the department's research reputation; to teach, supervise, and examine undergraduate and graduate students; and to contribute to administration in college and department.

Further particulars are available from http://www.zoo.ox.ac.uk or from Professor P. Harvey, FRS, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3BS (e-mail: paul.harvey@zoo.ox.ac.uk). Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a list of principal publications, and the names and contact details of three referees, should be sent for receipt not later than 19 March. There is no application form, and separate application is not required for the college post.

Interviews will be held on a date to be determined. Those interviewed will be requested to give a brief overview of their research interests and teaching expertise.


DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

University Lecturership in Financial Economics and Econometrics

In association with Keble College

In October 2005 a new one year M.Sc. in Financial Economics will be launched. Organised jointly by the Department of Economics and the Saïd Business School, the M.Sc. aims to provide students with a thorough postgraduate training in financial economics. The programme will be run from the Saïd Business School but will draw faculty equally from the Economics Department and the Business School.

The Department of Economics seeks to appoint a University Lecturer in Financial Economics and Econometrics from 1 October 2004 (or as soon as possible thereafter) initially for a period of five years, with the possibility of reappointment until retirement. The post is associated with a tutorial fellowship at Keble College.

The main responsibilities of this new post are to engage in advanced study and research, to provide teaching for the core lectures in financial economics and econometrics, and to supervise graduate students.

The successful candidate will be appointed according to age on the Oxford lecturer scale up to a joint maximum of £42,900 (under review). The department has discretion to recommend additional increments to candidates of exceptional merit. Additionally the college offers a generous housing allowance (currently £6,834 per annum), and research and entertainment allowances as noted in the further particulars.

This post is in an area designated by HEFCE as a shortage subject under its `Golden Hello' scheme. The appointee may therefore be eligible for a three-year salary supplement if he or she fulfils certain conditions and if funds are available in the limited budget for the scheme.

Further particulars, including address for applications, may be obtained from the Economics Web site at http://www.economics.ox.ac.uk, or from the Administrator, Department of Economics, Manor Road Building, Oxford OX1 3UL (e-mail: gillian.coates@economics.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Monday, 8 March.


MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE

Lecturership and Fellowship in Pure Mathematics

In association with St Peter's College

St Peter's College and the Mathematical Institute are seeking to appoint, with effect from 1 October 2004, a pure mathematician who will be Fellow and Tutor at St Peter's College and Faculty Lecturer in the Mathematical Institute of the University, and will teach both in the college and the Institute. The preferred research area is in algebraic geometry, broadly interpreted, but outstanding candidates in other areas of pure mathematics should not be deterred from applying. The combined college and university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 at age forty-five. College allowances will additionally be payable.

Further particulars of the post and the application procedure are available at http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/notices/vaca ncies. The closing date for applications is 2 April. Potential applicants are welcome to make informal contact with Dr Lionel Mason, College Fellow and Tutor in Applied Mathematics, by telephone or e-mail (telephone: Oxford (2)78913, e-mail: lmason@maths.ox.ac.uk).


BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF ORIENTAL STUDIES

Instructorship in Turkish

Applications are invited for an Instructorship in Turkish. This is a permanent post, tenable from 1 October 2004. Applicants should have a native or equivalent command of Turkish, and competence in the teaching of Turkish as a foreign language; experience of the teaching of Turkish literature would be an advantage, but is not essential.

The post will be on the instructors' grade A12 (salary £18,265–£21,125 per annum).

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, should be obtained from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from Ms C. Vinnicombe, Faculty Administrator, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)78210, fax: (2)78190, e-mail: orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent no later than Thursday, 18 March.


Departmental Lecturership in Japanese

Applications are invited for this fixed-term two-year teaching position in Modern Japanese, commencing 1 October 2004. The principal duties of the post are to give lectures and classes in Modern Japanese culture and in modern and classical texts; to conduct research; and to examine.

The post will be on the departmental lecturers' grade A09 (salary £18,265– £24,121 per annum).

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, should be obtained from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from Ms C. Vinnicombe, Faculty Administrator, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)78210, fax: (2)78190, e-mail: orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent no later than Thursday, 18 March.


Departmental Lecturership in Modern Chinese History

Applications are invited for this fixed-term two-year teaching position in Modern Chinese History, commencing 1 September 2004. The principal duties of the post are to give lectures and classes in Modern Chinese History; to conduct research; and to examine. The post will carry with it an association with Pembroke College.

The post will be on the departmental lecturers' scale grade A09 (salary £18,265–£24,121 per annum).

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, should be obtained from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from Ms C. Vinnicombe, Faculty Administrator, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)78210, fax: (2)78190, e-mail: orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent no later than Thursday, 18 March.


FACULTY OF LAW

Appointment of Database Officer and of IT Support Officer

The Faculty of Law has an immediate vacancy for a half-time IT support Officer and a half- time Database Officer. Ideally the faculty would prefer to appoint one person to both posts, creating a single full-time post, but will also consider applications for the two half-time appointments, with working hours to be negotiated.

The Database Officer will be responsible for designing, modifying, and maintaining a range of databases, including the faculty's crucial and highly complex databases for processing examination results. Applicants will need a high level of ability with Microsoft Access 97 or newer versions, an aptitude for complex problem-solving, and enthusiasm for working with users to find technical or non-technical solutions to their data- processing and information needs.

As IT Support Officer, the post-holder will provide general first-level support to the faculty's academic, research, and administrative staff and, to a lesser extent, to students. This will include hardware and software acquisition, problem-solving, routine maintenance, and advice to users. Applicants will need to have some experience of IT support work and be familiar with modern Windows PC platforms.

For both jobs, the faculty needs someone who not only has strong technical ability but who can communicate effectively with users, works well under pressure, and enjoys being part of a team.

Both appointments will be for two years in the first instance. The salary of the Database Officer (50 per cent FTE) will be pro rata to the scale £18,265– £27,339 (pay award pending). The salary of the IT Support Officer (50 per cent FTE) will be pro rata to the scale £18,265–£23,296 (pay award pending). If a single full-time appointment is made, covering both posts, the salary will be on the scale £18,265–£27,339.

Further particulars, including details of the application process, are available on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Faculty Office, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL (telephone: Oxford (2)71491, e-mail: lawfac@law.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications Friday, 20 February (12 noon).


CENTRE FOR CRIMINOLOGICAL RESEARCH

Appointment of Administrative Secretary

Applications are invited for the post of Administrative Secretary, responsible for the administration of the Centre's M.Sc. Course in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and for clerical/secretarial support to the Centre. The successful applicant will play a key role in this small but friendly research unit and have a broad range of responsibilities in supporting the Centre's Administrator and its senior staff. Competence with Microsoft Office is essential.

The post is on the clerical and library grade C4 scale (salary £15,603– £18,015 per annum).

Further details of the post, available immediately for two years in the first instance, can be obtained from http://www.crim.ox.ac.uk, or from Jo Armitage, Centre for Criminological Research, 12 Bevington Road, Oxford OX2 6LH (telephone: Oxford (2)74448, e-mail: jo.armitage@crim.ox.ac.uk). Letters of application, plus a full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the Administrator, Centre for Criminological Research, by 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 February.


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Appointment of Alumni Officer

Balliol College has a well-established and successful Development Office which is responsible for fund-raising and for relations between the college and its former students. The Alumni Officer organises and runs alumni events in Oxford and elsewhere, and works closely with the Database Manager on various projects (including maintaining and enhancing Web pages for alumni, updating individuals' records, running data selections, compiling research reports, and producing mailings). In addition, the Alumni Officer is an important general point of contact for alumni, and will take forward new initiatives such as an e-mail newsletter. He/she works closely with the Publications Officer, particularly in writing and preparing articles and other information for publication.

The college is looking for someone with excellent administrative and organisational skills, energy and enthusiasm, good time management, and outstanding IT skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office—especially Word, Excel, and Access—is essential, and experience of working with the Web is preferred. The ideal candidate will have a cheerful and outgoing personality, very good communication skills, both verbal and written, and a professional and flexible approach to his/her work. Starting salary is in the range £16,838– £19,500 and the successful candidate will be able to join the OSPS pension scheme.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Personnel Assistant, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ (telephone: Oxford (2)77742, e-mail: sue.harrop@balliol.ox.ac.uk). Closing date: 5 March.

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.


BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Classical Languages and Literature

Brasenose College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer for two years from 1 October 2004. The duties of the Lecturer are to provide an average of twelve hours per week tutorial teaching to undergraduates for the twenty-four weeks of the academic year and to assist in the pastoral care of these students. The stipend, which will be pensionable within USS, will be on the scale recommended by the Committee of Senior Tutors and will depend on qualifications and experience, with a current minimum of £17,839. In addition the lecturer will be entitled to free meals at the common table during weeks nought to nine of Full Term, and an entertainment allowance for entertaining students.

The person appointed will work in collaboration with the college's Fellows in Ancient History (Dr Edward Bispham) and Philosophy (Mr John Foster). Applicants should be competent to teach a number of the principal options available within the Faculty of Classics at the First and Second Public Examinations in Literae Humaniores. An outline of the courses available can be found at http://www.class ics.ox.ac.uk/admissions/undergraduate/courses.html.

Letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, should reach the Senior Tutor, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ, no later than Wednesday, 3 March. Applicants should ask their referees to write to the Senior Tutor by the same date. Interviews for the post will take place in mid-March.

Brasenose College is an equal opportunities employer.


Golding Fellowships

Brasenose College invites applications for one Senior and one Junior William Golding Fellowship in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. The fellowships are open to suitably qualified postdoctoral researchers who are carrying out research in any branch of Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences in Oxford, either in the University or in a research institute associated with the University.

The fellowships are non-stipendiary, but include membership of the senior common room with free lunches and dinners, and research and entertainment allowances. Fellows are required to have a salaried post with a tenure of at least twelve months from the date of taking up the fellowship. The Senior Fellowship will run from 1 October 2004 for five years in the first instance but may be renewed at intervals thereafter provided the fellow continues to hold a salaried post. The Junior Fellowship will start on 1 October 2004 and, provided the fellow continues to hold a salaried post, will last for three years. Fellows will be encouraged, but not required, to undertake paid teaching of up to six hours a week and to participate in the life of the college. Neither fellowship may be held in conjunction with a fellowship at another Oxford college.

Applications, including the names and addresses of three referees, should be addressed to the Principal (from whom further particulars are available), and should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae, together with an outline, not exceeding 1,000 words, explaining in non-technical language the significance of the applicant's research. The deadline for applications is 12 March.


Kurti Fellowships

Brasenose College invites applications for one Senior and one Junior Nicholas Kurti Fellowship in Science. The fellowships are open to suitably qualified postdoctoral researchers who are carrying out research in any branch of science in Oxford, either in the University or in a research institute associated with the University. The fellowships are non-stipendiary, but include membership of the senior common room with free lunches and dinners, and research and entertainment allowances. Fellows are required to have a salaried post with a tenure of at least twelve months from the date of taking up the fellowship.

The Senior Fellowship will run from 1 October 2004 for five years in the first instance but may be renewed at intervals thereafter provided the fellow continues to hold a salaried post. The Junior Fellowship will start on 1 October 2004 and, provided the fellow continues to hold a salaried post, will last for three years. Fellows will be encouraged, but not required, to undertake paid teaching of up to six hours a week and to participate in the life of the college. Neither fellowship may be held in conjunction with a fellowship at another Oxford college.

Applications, including the names and addresses of three referees, should be addressed to the Principal (from whom further particulars are available), and should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae, together with an outline, not exceeding 1,000 words, explaining in non-technical language the significance of the applicant's research. The deadline for applications is 12 March.


Senior Germaine Scholarship

Brasenose College proposes to offer up to two Senior Germaine Scholarships for October 2004, in Medicine and/or Biological Sciences. The duration of the awards will be one year plus a maximum of a further two years. The value of the scholarships is £2,000 per annum. In the event that the scholars elected are in receipt of full research grant funding (fees and maintenance) the emolument will be £250 per annum. In addition the scholarships offer limited dining rights at high table and the guarantee of college accommodation in the graduate annexe at St Cross for the first year of the course (at the normal charge). The scholarships are restricted to Home/EU applicants.

Candidates must normally be under the age of twenty-seven and graduates of a university or other institution of equivalent standing, or be expected to graduate by 1 October 2004. Candidates must be registered for a graduate degree at Oxford University.

Application forms and further details can be obtained from the Admissions Secretary, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ (telephone: Oxford (2)77510, e-mail: braseinfo@bnc.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 23 April.


JESUS COLLEGE

Appointment of Information Systems Officer

Jesus College wishes to recruit an Information Systems Officer to begin work as soon as possible.

Applicants should have a degree or an equivalent qualification; sound documented programming experience; specific knowledge of Access/VBA, GUI design, SQL, Linux systems administration, and C/C++. Knowledge of Java is desirable. Applicants should be good team-workers with good oral and written communication skills.

The post is on the academic-related administrative grade 2 scale (from £21,125 per annum).

Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Assistant Bursar, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (telephone: Oxford (2)79716, e- mail: assistant.bursar@jesus.ox.ac.uk).


QUEEN'S COLLEGE

Eight-hour Stipendiary Lecturership in Politics (International Relations)

Queen's College proposes, if a suitable candidate applies, to appoint an eight-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Politics (International Relations) for the academic year 2004–5, the period of Dr Owen's sabbatical leave.

The lecturer will be required to teach some part of the first-year papers Introduction to Politics (Preliminary Examination in PPE) and Introduction to Political Institutions (Modern History and Politics). He or she would also be expected to teach the Politics core paper International Relations and one or more of the optional papers in International Relations. He or she will be expected to teach an average of eight hours a week, and to participate in the undergraduate admissions exercise in December 2004. The stipend will be £11,893 per annum (under review), and there will be office space in the Department of Politics and International Relations, as well as provision of a computer, and IT and research support.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW, or at http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/vacancies. The closing date for applications is 19 March.


ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Appointment of Administrative Assistant

St Anne's College wishes to appoint a full-time Administrative Assistant. The person appointed will be part of a busy team in the college Academic Office, with particular responsibility for the maintenance of a tuition database. The College Office is the focal point for academic matters concerning students and their courses.

Applicants should be of a good standard of education with excellent word-processing skills (preferably Microsoft Word), experience of database work in Microsoft Access, and efficient clerical skills. Experience of working in a university environment, or workplace of comparable complexity, would be an advantage.

The salary will be within the university clerical grade 3 scale (currently £13,547–£16,458). Benefits include a contributory staff pension scheme (OSPS); holiday entitlement of thirty-five days (not including bank holidays); free lunch when on duty; private health insurance after a qualifying period; and eligibility to apply for a parking permit.

The further particulars may be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)74825, by e-mailing Christine Foard (e-mail: christine.foard@st-annes.ox.ac.uk), or from http://www.st-annes.ox.ac.uk.

Applications, including a letter indicating how you fulfil the requirements of the post, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for two referees, should be sent to the College Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS, by 23 February.


ST EDMUND HALL

Appointment of Chaplain

St Edmund Hall wishes to appoint a Chaplain, with effect from 1 May 2004 for a fixed term of five years. The post is a half-time one, and is especially suitable for a man or woman who will be engaged in academic study or research. The closing date for applications is Monday, 1 March.

Full details of the post are available from the Principal's PA, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR (e-mail: gillian.powell@seh.ox.ac.uk).


ST HILDA'S COLLEGE

Graduate Scholarships 2004–5

New Zealand Bursaries

St Hilda's College offers New Zealand Bursaries to suitably qualified women students educated and resident in New Zealand, who are accepted to read for graduate or undergraduate degrees at St Hilda's College, in the arts, sciences, or social sciences. Awards are intended for new applicants of a high calibre, and to reward academic achievement in on- going students. New Zealand Bursaries are awarded initially for one year, but may be continued throughout a student's degree, subject to satisfactory academic progress. Allocations will be reviewed each year, in the light of funds available, the holder's circumstances, and the merits of respective applicants.

Graduate Scholarships

Some Graduate Scholarships are available for graduates in their second or third year at St Hilda's College who are reading for a higher degree with an emphasis on research, in the arts, sciences, or social sciences. The value of the scholarships will be up to £1,000 per annum, or smaller amounts if divided between candidates. These awards are intended to reward academic achievement in on-going graduates of high calibre. Scholarships are awarded initially for one year, but may be continued throughout a student's degree, subject to satisfactory academic progress. Allocations will be reviewed each year, in the light of funds available, the holder's circumstances, and the merits of respective applicants.

Graduates who are already members of St Hilda's College are eligible to apply for a Graduate Scholarship at any stage of their research. New graduates are eligible only for New Zealand Bursaries. Application forms may be obtained from the Admissions Secretary, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for submission of applications is 1 June.


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Appointment of Bursar

Applications are invited for the post of Bursar, with effect from 1 August 2004.

The post-holder will be elected to a fellowship of the college and to membership of the governing body.

The Bursar is the senior officer responsible for the college's financial accounting and services and for the general management of its internal affairs, including the maintenance of buildings and domestic arrangements.

Applicants should possess strong financial, management, and communication skills and the intellectual ability to gain the respect of both academic and professional colleagues. Direct experience of the higher education sector would be an advantage.

The appointment is full-time and permanent. The starting salary will be based on the University of Oxford professorial basic salary together with certain allowances.

Further particulars may be found on the Wolfson College Web site at http://www.Wolfson.ox.ac.uk, or from the College Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD (e-mail: college.secretary@wolfson.ox.ac.uk). Written applications must include a full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees. Applications should arrive no later than noon on 27 February.


ST STEPHEN'S HOUSE

Appointment of Bursar

St Stephen's House theological college, a Permanent Private Hall within the University, wishes to appoint a Bursar. The appointment will take effect from 1 July 2004 (existing holiday commitments will be honoured). Salary range £24,000–£26,000 (negotiable).

A job description and application forms may be obtained from The Revd David Maudlin, SSC, the Rectory, Walden Road, Radwinter, Saffron Walden, Essex CB10 2SW (telephone: 01799 599332).

Completed application forms are to be received by Saturday, 28 February. Interviews will be held in Oxford on Saturday, 20 March.


OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Appointment of Hebrew Cataloguer

Applications are invited for a full-time Hebrew cataloguer, a position which is expected to last for three years. The post requires excellent knowledge of Hebrew, training in one or more fields of Jewish Studies, library experience, and IT skills. The post will be on grade 3 of the library staff salary scales.

Letters of application, together with a curriculum vitae and two references, should be sent to Dr P. van Boxel, Librarian, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, Oxford OX5 1PY, by 15 March. Further particulars may be obtained from the Librarian (telephone: Oxford 377946 ext. 119; e-mail: vanboxel@ochjs.ac.uk).


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Appointment of Publications Assistant

Applications are invited for the post of Publications Assistant, reporting to the Publications Manager. Responsible for the day-to-day running of the Publications Department, including processing an academic journal and other publishing projects, the successful applicant will have excellent organisational, communications, and MS Office skills. Copy-editing and proof- reading skills are desirable. Salary £14,000–£16,000 per annum.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, should be sent to Claudia Kozeny, Publications, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR (e-mail: publications@oxcis.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 5 March.


CENTRE FOR JEWISH–CHRISTIAN RELATIONS, CAMBRIDGE

Junior Lectureship

Based at the Centre for Jewish–Christian Relations in Cambridge, the lecturer will be involved in the development of research and postgraduate teaching, primarily in the field of Jewish–Christian Relations and the Holocaust. With significant input into enhancing the Centre's reputation in this field, the lecturer will be expected to contribute to teaching at MA level, in the classroom and online.

Applicants should have (or expect soon to complete) a doctorate. Expertise in social science approaches to Jewish–Christian relations, or in the interface between religion and violence, would fit well with plans to develop teaching in this area.

This is a one-year fixed contract, beginning 30 September 2004. The salary will be £16,150–£19,000, subject to experience.

Further details may be obtained from Tunde Formadi by telephone or e-mail (telephone: 01223 741048, e-mail: thf21@cam.ac.uk), or write enclosing a large SAE to CJCR, Wesley House, Jesus Lane, Cambridge CB5 8BJ. The closing date is 15 March.

Further information about the Centre is available on its Web site, http://www.cjcr.cam.ac.uk.

Friday 20 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing research projects', 10 a.m. (see information above).

MARIE-BERNADETTE DUFOURCET: masterclass on the nineteenth- and twentieth- century French organ repertoire, the chapel, Exeter, 10 a.m–12 noon and 2–4 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

DR P. WORMALD lectures in the series `Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR K. DOWDING: `Ministerial resignations and non-resignations' (Executive Government Group lunchtime workshop), Seminar Room B, Department of Politics and International Relations, 12.30 p.m.

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

DR J. MADDICOTT: `Consolidation: Parliament and baronial reform, 1258–72' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR: `Civil Service reform' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m. (Discussion opened by Lady Prashar, First Civil Service Commissioner.)

ALI ABUNIMAH: `Palestine/Israel: the end of the road for the two-state solution?' (lecture series: `Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR LORNA MARSDEN: `Women, universities, and the Canadian tradition' (LMH 125 Canada Seminar), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (further information from: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR P. JEFFREYS: `What is e-science, and will it change the University?' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Lecture Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.


Saturday 21 February

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE: `10/10 Day'—open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., for a series of events on theme of `the colour blue' (see details in `Lectures' above).

ORGAN RECITAL: Jonathan Hardy, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 22 February

MRS HENRIETTA LEYSER preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

KATHRYN WHITNEY (mezzo-soprano) and PHILIP BULLOCK (piano): experimental performance of Die Winterreise (Part II: the final twelve poems, in the order originally published), the Hall, Wolfson, 3 p.m.

JILL CROSSLAND performs piano works by Handel and Mozart, the Hall, Balliol, 9 p.m. (doors open 8.45 p.m.; admission free).


Monday 23 February

DR L. VAUGHAN: ` " The morbid destruction of the parts necessary to life": William Heberden and the "usefulness" of clinico-pathological correlation in eighteenth-century England' (seminar series: `Surgery, physic, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

S. LLANDRAT-GUIGES: `Introduction au cinéma de la "modernité": Jean- Luc Godard (Cinéma et sculpture)' (lecture series), Maison Française, 5 p.m.


Tuesday 24 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Roman portraits', 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 JONATHAN GLOVER: `Disability and genetic choice' (Uehiro Lectures: `Choosing children: genes, disability, and design'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

DR M. RYAN: `The Bartolus problem' (Carlyle Lectures: `The legal framework of political thought, 1100–1600'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. SIR MALCOLM RIFKIND, LORD (KENNETH) MORGAN, and PROFESSOR JAMES RUBIN: `US foreign policy: a new isolationism?' (Parliamentary Seminars: `A fractured world: foreign policy in the twenty-first century'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

HUGH BRODY: `The southern Kalahari: Khomani San and the National Park' (Waynflete Lectures: `Claiming land, winning rights, losing life'—an exploration and critique of Aboriginal land claims), the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

HANNA SCHLISSLER: `Did gender history keep its promises?—feminist historiography and master narratives' (Modern European History Social and Cultural History Research Seminar), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

DR H. DEAN: `Popular discourse and the ethical deficiency of "Third Way" conceptions of citizenship' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Barnett House, 5 p.m.

L. TUNBRIDGE: `Beethoven in the rings of Saturn: Schumann, Berlioz, and the composer's spirit' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m.

ABIGAIL REYNOLDS: `To think with'—a slide lecture discussing the processes behind the work on show currently at Modern Art Oxford (OED Forum meeting), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

DR E. WOLFF: `Icy bubbles and global warming' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Bubbles physical and metaphysical'), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY SINFONIETTA (conductor Benjamin Winters) performs works by Paul Patterson, James MacMillan, Boyce, and Alberto Ginastera, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. [TICKET INFORMATION TO FOLLOW].


Wednesday 25 February

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Islam', 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.)

ORGAN RECITAL: Charles Philips, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

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

PROFESSOR C. CLUNAS: `Dark warriors: visual and material cultures of violence' (Slade Lectures: `Empire of Great Brightness: visual and material cultures of Ming China, 1368--1644'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.F. KENNEDY: `Jesuit chamber opera in seventeenth-century Vienna' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `Early Jesuit music'—with video and audio illustrations), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR F. BURGAT: `Divergent agendas in United Yemen: the politics of Islah and Da'wah Salafiyya' (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies seminars: `Islamic political thought'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. SICHER: `Between hope and despair: Jewish writers and the Russian Revolution' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.


Thursday 26 February

DR S. FAZEL: `Psychiatric aspects of crime and the elderly' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminars: `Health and social care for ageing populations'), Lecture Theatre, Department of Sociology, 1 p.m.

H.N. KRINGELBACH: `Dance and the expression of joy and sadness in Africa' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Engendering emotion: interdisciplinary contexts'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Early Italian paintings', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

J. MELLANBY: `A comparison of the performance of men and women in Final exams at Oxford: causes and possible remedies?' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning research seminars, History of Art Lecture Room, Littlegate House level 2, 4 p.m. (enquiries: harriet.dunbar-goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR A. DJEBAR: `St Augustin et la destruction' (Zaharoff Lecture: celebrating 100 years of Modern Languages at Oxford), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SHLOMO BEN-AMI: `From Camp David to Madrid' (lecture series: `The quest for peace in the Arab–Israeli conflict'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR SAVITA VIJ: `Hindus and Hinduism in contemporary Britain' (Centre for Christianity and Culture lecture series: `Relating to the "Other": Hindu and Christian perspectives'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

KATE PARMINTER (Chief Executive, CPRE) speaks in Linacre Lectures series `Green power: green responsibility?'—directors of leading conservation charities speak about the changing marketplace and their strategies for success, Main Lecture Hall, School of Geography and the Environment, 5.15 p.m.

DR J. MOODY: `Changing landscapes of West Crete: the archaeology of Little Ice Age events' (Starr Foundation Seminars), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m.

HELEN BAMBER: `In whose hands?' (seminars for Lent: `Tortured humanity'—accompanying exhibition of bronze crucifixion statue by Doru Imbroane Marculescu), Cathedral, 8 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).


Friday 27 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Strategic planning, for heads of department and chairmen of boards', 9 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study session: `English embroideries', 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m. (Cost: £12, Friends £8, concessions £6. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR M. GNERRE: `Jivaro streams: from placed names to named places' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Decorative arts in China', 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 R. WADE: `The World Bank and its critics' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

DR J. MADDICOTT: `Expansion: Parliament and nation, 1272–1327' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327'), Schools, 5 p.m.

LORD BINGHAM OF CORNHILL: `The Alabama claims' (Neill Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR DAVID BUTLER: `Politics and the media' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m. (Discussion opened by Peter Riddell, Political Correspondent, The Times.)

MUSTAFA BARGHOUTI: `A new vision for Palestine' (lecture series: `Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR J. REYNELL: `Opportunities for female autonomy and leadership within the Jain religious tradition' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.