Oxford University Gazette: 19 June 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4664: 19 June 2003

Gazette publication arrangements

The remaining Gazettes of this year will be published on 27 June, 3 July, 17 July, and 31 July. Publication for 2003--4 will begin on 25 September. The usual deadlines will apply throughout.

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

GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 4 July.

(a) Use of the Beit Professor's Travel Fund

In regulation 3 of § 18 of Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 592, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), delete paragraph (b) and substitute:

`(b) the provision of a fund to enable the Beit Professor to travel, primarily but not exclusively within the Commonwealth, in order to pursue his or her research and to participate in the international practice of imperial or commonwealth history;'.

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Board of Management of the Beit Fund, allows the Beit Professor's Travel Fund to be used for travel outside the Commonwealth for the purpose of his or her research or the international practice of imperial or commonwealth history. Its use is currently restricted to travel within the Commonwealth in order to visit the countries with which the professor's work is concerned and to study local records.]


(b) Establishment of Clifford Chance Centre for the Management of Professional Services

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 609, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p 404), insert new § 48 as follows and renumber existing §§ 48--59 (pp. 609--16) as §§ 49--60:

`§ 48. Clifford Chance Centre for the Management of Professional Services

1. The benefaction from Clifford Chance Limited Liability Partnership of £458,000, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be used to fund the Clifford Chance Centre for the Management of Professional Service Firms (`the Centre') in the Saïd Business School for the academic years 2003--4, 2004--5, and 2005--6.

2. Both the capital and the net income shall be applied for the purpose stated in regulation 1 above.

3. The administration of the Centre, and the application of the capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School.

4. The Centre shall run periodic lecture series under the title of the Clifford Chance Visiting Fellows and Distinguished Speakers Programme.

5. The Centre shall offer two scholarships under the title of Clifford Chance Doctoral Scholarships.

6. Regulation 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, establishes the Clifford Chance Centre for the Management of Professional Service Firms in the Saïd Business School with an extremely generous benefaction from Clifford Chance Limited Liability Partnership. It assigns responsibility for the administration of the centre and the funds to the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School and describes aspects of the centre's programme.]


(c) Halley Lecturer on Astronomy and Terrestrial Magnetism, and Johnson Memorial Prizes

1 In § 17 of Sect. III of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning academic and other posts (Statutes, 2000, p. 396, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), delete regulation 3 and substitute:

`3. (1) The appointment of the lecturer shall be the responsibility of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, which shall appoint a board of electors with delegated authority to discharge this responsibility on its behalf.

(2) The members of the board shall be the same persons as those appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board to serve as Trustees of the Johnson Memorial Prizes.'

2 In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 663, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), delete § 184 and substitute:

§ 184. Johnson Memorial Prizes

1. The moneys establishing the Johnson Memorial Prizes (`the Fund') shall be retained by the University as permanent endowment, and the net income of the Fund shall be applied to the award of prizes, to be known as the Johnson Memorial Prizes, for the advancement of astronomical and meteorological science.

2. (1) The prizes shall be awarded, if suitable candidates present themselves:

(a) by the examiners for the Degree of Master of Physics to the best candidate, in their judgement, in papers in the fields of Atmospheric Physics and Astrophysics as specified from time to time by the trustees appointed under regulation 4 below (`the Trustees');

(b) for the best report, in the judgement of the Trustees, by a first-year graduate student in the fields of Atmospheric Physics and Astrophysics, as specified from time to time by the Trustees.

(2) If two or more candidates for either prize are judged to be of equal merit, additional prizes may be awarded.

(3) The number and value of the prizes shall be determined by the Trustees.

3. Neither an undergraduate nor a graduate prize shall be awarded more than once to the same person.

4. (1) The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, which shall appoint trustees with delegated authority to discharge this responsibility on its behalf.

(2) The Trustees shall be the same persons as those appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board to serve as members of the board of electors to the Halley Lecturership.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, assign responsibility for the appointment of the Halley Lecturer and the Johnson Memorial Prizes to the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, and amend the basis of the award of the prizes, which were previously awarded for essays in astronomy and geophysics (including meteorology). The divisional board will appoint trustees to administer the fund on its behalf.]


(d) Establishment of Bob Hiorns Memorial Prize

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 655, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 December 2000 and the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol 131, p. 402; Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert new § 156 as follows and renumber existing §§ 156--63 (pp. 656--60) as §§ 157--64:

`§ 156. Hiorns Memorial Prize

1. The moneys establishing the Bob Hiorns Memorial Prize (þthe Fundþ) shall be retained by the University as permanent endowment, and the net income of the Fund shall be applied to the award of a prize, to be known as the Bob Hiorns Memorial Prize, for the advancement of Human Sciences.

2. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of Teaching Committee for Human Sciences.

3. (1) The prize shall be awarded, if suitable candidates present themselves, by the Teaching Committee for Human Sciences, for performance in the Final Honour School of Human Sciences on such terms as the Teaching Committee shall from time to time determine.

(2) If two or more candidates for the prize are judged to be of equal merit, additional prizes may be awarded.

(3) The value of the prize or prizes shall be determined by the Teaching Committee for Human Sciences.

4. Regulations 2 and 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Life and Environmental Sciences Board, establishes a new prize for performance in the Final Honour School of Human Sciences.]


(e) Establishment of Nicholas Kurti Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 668, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert § 197 as follows:

`§ 197. Kurti Fund

1. The sum contributed by Mrs Gianna Kurti in memory of Professor Nicholas Kurti, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Kurti Fund (`the Fund').

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund to the furtherance of Experimental Physics performed in the Clarendon Laboratory, in such ways as may be determined by the University on the recommendation of the Department of Physics.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its income, shall be the responsibility of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, which may appoint a committee with delegated authority to discharge this responsibility on its behalf.

4. Regulation 3 above may be amended by Council.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board, establishes a fund with a generous benefaction from Mrs Gianna Kurti in memory of Professor Nicholas Kurti.]


PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 4 July.

(a) Renaming of Professorship of Molecular Biology

1 In SCHEDULE A to Sect. I, § 5. B of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 379, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (1) of 11 July 2002, and amended by the changes in regulations published on 31 October 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 352), before `Professor of Molecular Biology' insert `Brownlee–Abraham'.

2 Ibid., Sect. III, § 29, concerning particular professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 402, as redesignated and renumbered by the same changes), delete the title and regulation 1 and substitute: [1]

§29. Brownlee–Abraham Professor of Molecular Biology

1. The Brownlee–Abraham Professor of Molecular Biology shall undertake research in Molecular Biology and shall lecture and give instruction in this subject.'

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, renames the new Professorship of Molecular Biology in order to reflect the funding of the post by a substantial sum of money raised by Professor Brownlee over a long period and the munificent benefaction from the Trustees of the E.P. Abraham Research Fund.]

[1] New wording is indicated by underlining.


(b) Establishment of two Professorships in Internet Studies

1 In SCHEDULE A to Sect. I, § 5. B of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000 p. 381, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), after `Lester B. Pearson Professor of International Relations' insert:

`Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation'.

2 Ibid. (as amended by Decree (6) of 24 May 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 1045, and redesignated), after `Professor of Internet Studies' insert:

`Professor of Society and the Internet'.

3 Ibid., Sect. II, concerning particular professorships (p. 443), insert new § 144 as follows and renumber existing § 144 (as inserted by the same decree) as § 145:

`§ 144. Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation

1. The Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation shall lecture and give instruction in the institutions and processes involved in Internet governance and regulation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(7)--(9) three persons appointed by the Management Committee of the Internet Institute.

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

4. Regulation 1 above may be amended by Congregation under the provisions of Statute IV, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, in accordance with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923; regulations 2 and 3 may be amended by Council.'

4 Ibid. (as renumbered by regulation 3 above), insert new § 146 as follows and renumber existing §§ 145--7 (pp. 443--4, as renumbered by the same decree) as §§ 146--8:

`§ 145. Professor of Society and the Internet

1. The Professor of Society and the Internet shall lecture and give instruction in the social shaping of the Internet and its societal implications/

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

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

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

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

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

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

(7)--(9) three persons appointed by the Management Committee of the Internet Institute.

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

4. Regulation 1 above may be amended by Congregation under the provisions of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council; regulations 2 and 3 may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, establish two new professorships in the Social Sciences Division. The professors will teach and undertake research in the societal implications of information and communication technologies, and will be on the establishment of the Internet Institute in that division.]


CONGREGATION 17 June

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

(1) That the University be authorised to expend from the unearmarked part of the Higher Studies Fund the sum of £30K over two years to provide research assistance for the new Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics.

(2) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies the sum of £10K over three years to provide research assistance for the new Professor of Criminology.

(3) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies the sum of £75K over three years to provide research assistance for the new Professor of Anglo-German Commercial Law.


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Clarke, Sir Robert, MA, Pembroke

Cleminson, N.H.M., Hertford

Dorey, A.J., MA, D.Phil., Hon. DCL, Pembroke

Dunn, R.J., University Occupational Health Service

Farthing, P.J., MA, Pembroke

Kambouroglou, G., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Mackinnon, C.F., MA, Pembroke

O'Connor, P.L., MA, Harris Manchester

Sieber, V.K., Department of Experimental Psychology

Tseng, J.C.L., St Edmund Hall


DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 4 July, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

CONVOCATION 25 June

Admission and Installation of the Chancellor of the University

A Convocation will be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday, 25 June, at 11.30 a.m., for the purpose of admitting THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS PATTEN, CH, PC, MA, Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, to office as the Chancellor of the University, and conferring upon him the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma. The Encaenia ceremony will follow immediately upon the conclusion of the installation.


CONGREGATION 25 June

1 Encaenia

Mr Vice-Chancellor invites Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, holders of the Oxford Degrees of Doctor of Divinity, Civil Law, Medicine, Letters, Science, and Music, the Proctors, the Assessor, the Public Orator, the Professor of Poetry, the Registrar, the outgoing President of the Oxford University Student Union, and the Presidents of the Junior and Middle common rooms of Lincoln College, Keble College, and Kellogg College (as being the colleges of the Proctors and the Assessor) to partake of Lord Crewe's Benefaction to the University, meeting him in the Hall of Brasenose College at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday, 25 June. Thence they will go in procession to the Sheldonian Theatre, where will be spoken the Oration in Commemoration of the Benefactors of the University according to the intention of the Right Honourable Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham.


2 Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Civil Law

THE RT. HON. BARONESS O'NEILL OF BENGARVE, CBE, MA (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Harvard), FBA, F.MED.SCI., Honorary Fellow of Nuffield and Somerville Colleges, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge


Doctor of Letters

PROFESSOR MARY DOUGLAS, CBE, B.SC., MA, D.PHIL., FBA, Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College, Emeritus Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University


Doctor of Science

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS, DBE, MA, D.PHIL., FRS, F.R.ENG., Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Professor of Polymer Science and Director of the Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London

SIR PAUL NURSE (B.SC. Birmingham; PH.D. East Anglia), FRS, Honorary Fellow of Linacre College, Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK, and President-elect of Rockefeller University, New York

PROFESSOR JEAN-PIERRE SERRE, Honorary Professor at the Collège de France


Doctor of Music

PLACIDO DOMINGO, KBE, FRCM, opera singer, conductor, and administrator


CONGREGATION 1 July 2 p.m.

Voting on Resolution approving the deprivation of a candidate of a degree

Explanatory note

The Disciplinary Court has found that a former member of the University intentionally breached the Proctors' Disciplinary Regulations for Candidates in Examinations by very blatantly and very extensively plagiarising a dissertation submitted for the M.St. in Trinity Term 2000. The Court has ordered the examiners to declare that the candidate had failed the examination, has recommended that the candidate be deprived of the degree, and has expelled the candidate from membership of the University. Under Part 3 of Council Regulations 22 of 2002 (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1424) only Congregation may deprive a graduate of the University of his or her degree or degrees, and Council accordingly submits to Congregation the following resolution to effect the de-gradation in this case. Under those regulations the procedure to be followed in each case shall be determined by Council, and the procedure so determined is set out at item 3 in the resolution.

Text of Resolution

That this House:

1 (a) take note of the finding of the Disciplinary Court that a candidate for the Degree of Master of Studies in Trinity Term 2000 intentionally committed a breach of the Proctors' Disciplinary Regulations for Candidates in Examinations;

(b) accept the Court's conclusion that one of the appropriate penalties in this case is deprivation of the degree;

2 therefore agree to deprive the candidate concerned of the Degree of Master of Studies; and

3 take note of Council's determination that the procedure to be followed in this case should be for a notice to be published in the University Gazette, which should consist of this resolution, and for a copy of this resolution to be posted in the Examination Schools.


CONGREGATION 3 July 11 a.m.

Conferment of Honorary Degrees

The Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation on 25 February (Gazette, p. 860), will be conferred upon:

JOHN BRADEMAS, D.PHIL. (BA Harvard), Honorary Fellow of Brasenose College, President Emeritus of New York University, former member of the Congress of the United States

THE HON. ROBERT HAWKE, AC, B.LITT. (BA (Econ.), LL.B. University of Western Australia), Honorary Fellow of University College, former Prime Minister of Australia

PROFESSOR THE HON. REX NETTLEFORD, OM, M.PHIL. (BA UWI), FIJ, Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies

DAVID RANDLE WOODS, D.PHIL. (B.SC. (Hons) Rhodes University), F.A.S.S.AF., F.R.S.S.AF., University College, Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University, South Africa

¶ Admission to this ceremony, which will be part of the Rhodes Trust centenary celebrations, will be by ticket only. Members of Congregation wishing to have tickets are asked to apply to the Centenary Planning Office, The Rhodes Trust, Rhodes House, Oxford.


CONGREGATION 15 July 2 p.m.

¶ Under the provisions of regulation 1.2 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 160), the Vice-Chancellor has determined that an additional meeting of Congregation shall be held on Tuesday, 15 July, in order to seek approval, with the minimum of delay, for the proposal set out at item 1 below for the appointment of the next Vice-Chancellor. Opportunity will be taken also to seek Congregation's approval for the resolution at item 2 below consenting to the grant of a licence as a Permanent Private Hall to St Stephen's House. In addition, it is hoped that a proposal will be published in the Gazette of 26 June for the nomination of an `external' member of Council.

Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against the proposal at item 1 below or to vote against or to propose an amendment to the resolution at item 2, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 7 July (see the Congregation Regulations cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

1 Approval of appointment of Vice-Chancellor

The proposal that JOHN HOOD, M.PHIL. (BE, PH.D. Auckland), Worcester College, currently Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland, be appointed Vice-Chancellor for five years from 1 October 2004, duly made by Council on the recommendation of the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship under the provisions of regulation 5 of Council Regulations 21 of 2002 (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1418), will be submitted for approval.

¶ Under the regulation cited, Council's proposal for the appointment of a new Vice-Chancellor shall be deemed approved unless it is rejected with at least 125 members of Congregation voting in favour of rejection.

Further information regarding Dr Hood can be found at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/po/030618.shtml.

2 Voting on Resolution consenting to grant of licence as Permanent Private Hall to St Stephen's House

Explanatory note

The following resolution, submitted by Council on the recommendation of the Theology Board, consents to the grant of a licence as a Permanent Private Hall to St Stephen's House. At present St Stephen's House, together with Ripon College, Cuddesdon, may present up to thirty-six candidates a year (who have to be either ministers of religion or bona fide candidates for the ministry) for matriculation to read for various degrees in Theology (both undergraduate and postgraduate) or Philosophy (postgraduate only), and up to twenty-four for the M.Th. in Applied Theology (see Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 8, ll. 3--38). St Stephen's House does not propose to increase its numbers significantly or to admit students, at least for the foreseeable future, to read any subject other than Theology and joint degrees with Theology (as at present), and it does not have collegiate ambitions. St Stephen's House has agreed to a maximum number of thirty-six home and EU students studying for the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Theology or a second Honour School, plus six full-time-equivalent students for the part-time B.Th. course

As required by regulation 1 of the Regulations for the Establishment and Maintenance of Permanent Private Halls (Council Regulations 12 of 2002, Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1388), the Proctors have inspected the buildings of St Stephen's House and have certified, to the satisfaction of the Vice-Chancellor, that they are fit for the residence of students. The Director of Finance and Secretary of the University Chest has scrutinised the finances of the institution, and Council has agreed that it appears to be well managed and to have a sound balance sheet and adequate reserves.

The necessary changes in regulations to be made by Council if the resolution is approved are set out below.

If the resolution is approved, the Vice-Chancellor will grant the licence with effect from 1 October 2003.

Text of Resolution

That this House consent to the grant of a licence as a Permanent Private Hall to St Stephen's House, by which name the hall shall be known.

Changes in Regulations to be made by Council if the Resolution is approved

1 In regulation 4 (1) of Council Regulations 12 of 2002, concerning the establishment and maintenance of Permanent Private Halls (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1389), after

`St Benet's Hall    37'

insert:

 

`St Stephen's House    36

(plus 6 full-time-equivalent students for the part-time B.Th. course)'.

2 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 8, delete ll. 4--15 and substitute: [1]

`14. In each academic year up to and including 2005--6, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, shall be permitted, subject to the conditions laid down in regulations 15--17 below, to present for matriculation by the University:

(1) not more than twenty-two full-time-equivalent qualified candidates offering themselves for the qualifications listed in regulation 17 below other than the M.Th. in Applied Theology or the Diploma in Applied Theology; and

(2) not more than fourteen qualified candidates offering themselves for the M.Th. in Applied Theology or the Diploma in Applied Theology.'

4 Ibid., p. 14, l. 20, delete `St Stephen's House or'. [2]

5 These regulations shall be effective from 1 October 2003.

[1] This change removes references to St Stephen's House and reduces the maximum numbers of candidates each year from Ripon College, Cuddesdon, from thirty-six to twenty-two in paragraph (1), and from twenty-four to fourteen in paragraph (2).

[2] The regulation being changed permits ministers of religion and candidates for the ministry to migrate to Ripon College, Cuddesdon (or, hitherto, St Stephen's House), in order to study for certain theological degrees, diplomas, and certificates, subject to specified conditions.

Notices

COMMITTEE ON STATUTES BEFORE THE PRIVY COUNCIL

1 Notice of proposed consent to the amendments 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 amendments to Statutes II, V, and XXII of Magdalen College as approved by the Governing Body on 30 April 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, 30 June.

The effects of the amendments are to prescribe the manner in which notice of certain meetings is given, to make amendments to provisions for pre-election of the President, and to prescribe a new retirement age for the President and protect vested rights.


2 Notice of proposed consent to the amendments to the Statutes of Wadham 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, II, III, IV, VI, VII, VIII, X, XI, and XII of Wadham College as approved by the Governing Body on 26 June 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, 30 June.

The effects of the amendments are to update the Statutes and remove obsolete material; to make changes to the eligibility to certain fellowships, residents' requirements, and the provision of residential accommodation; to allow the college to divide the bursarship and the senior tutorship between more than two persons; to clarify the role of tutors; and to address certain miscellaneous matters.


EDWARD HALL PROFESSORSHIP OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL SCIENCE

ALAN MARK POLLARD (BA, D.PHIL. York), Professor of Archaeological Sciences, and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), University of Bradford, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2004.

Professor Pollard will be a fellow of Linacre College.


GAZETTE PUBLICATION ARRANGEMENTS

The remaining Gazettes of this year will be published on 27 June, 3 July, 17 July, and 31 July. Publication for 2003–4 will begin on 25 September. The usual deadlines will apply throughout.


OXFORD CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

McDonnell Visiting Fellowships

The McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience is closely integrated with the Medical Research Council Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at Oxford and supports work on many aspects of brain research relevant to human cognition in several departments at Oxford University as well as at other institutions.

The McDonnell Centre encourages work in all areas of cognitive neuroscience across all relevant disciplines and embraces research on experimental, theoretical, and clinical studies of perceptual analysis, memory, language, and motor control, including philosophical approaches to cognition. Current and fuller information on the Centre is available on the Web at http://www.cogneuro.ox.ac.uk.

The Centre offers several forms of support including Visiting Fellowships for distinguished researchers from overseas or elsewhere in Britain who wish to work within the Oxford Centre for periods between a week and several months. A Visiting Fellowship can include a modest grant to help with costs of travel and accommodation (but not a stipend), and to pay a bench fee to the host department.

Applications for Visiting Fellowships may be submitted either by a member of the Oxford Centre, or by the intended visitor. There is no special form for applications but they should include the following information: name, address, and status of applicant (in the form of a very brief curriculum vitae); names and addresses of collaborators in Oxford; a brief description (a page or two) of the proposed research; a list of any publications that have already resulted from the area of research; an outline plan of visit/s and expenditure, with total estimated budget, other sources of funding and the amount requested

Applications can be submitted at any time (e-mail is acceptable) to Sally Harte (Administrative Secretary), McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: Oxford (2)72497, fax: (2)72488, e-mail: admin@cogneuro.ox.ac.uk).


ISIS INNOVATION LTD

Technology Transfer

Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7SG

Isis Innovation Ltd is the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford, commercialising the research generated within and owned by the University. Established in 1988, Isis is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University, founded to evaluate, protect, and market the University's intellectual property (where there are no pre-existing exploitation arrangements). In 2002, Oxford University Consulting became part of Isis, matching business consulting needs with University researchers. Isis provides researchers with commercial advice, funds patent applications and legal costs, negotiates exploitation and spin-out company agreements, and identifies and manages consultancy opportunities for University researchers. Isis works on projects from all areas of the University's research activities including the life sciences, physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Isis welcomes contact from any researcher interested in technology transfer and consultancy opportunities. Visit www.isis-innovation.com to learn more about Isis' activities, including its portfolio of technologies and spin-out companies, and to see the `Information for Oxford Researchers' resource.

For more information contact one of Isis' Group Heads: Linda Naylor, Life Sciences (telephone: (2)80910, e-mail: linda.naylor@isis.ox.ac.uk); David Baghurst, Physical Sciences (telephone: (2)80858, e-mail: david.baghurst@isis.ox.ac.uk); or Mark Taylor, Business Innovation and Consulting (telephone: (2)80824, e-mail: mark.taylor@isis.ox.ac.uk).

Lectures

CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama: postgraduate symposium

A third annual postgraduate symposium organised by the Department of Drama and Theatre, Royal Holloway College, University of London, and the Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama, will take place on Wednesday, 25 June, in the Classics Centre, and on Thursday, 26 June, at Royal Holloway College in Egham.

For further details, e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk or telephone: Oxford (2)88210.


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

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

DR R. GUILOFF, Charing Cross Hospital
11 July: `The difficulty of undertaking clinical trials in MND: the case of riluzole.'

MR C. MILFORD and MR R. KERR
19 Sept.: `Skull-base surgery for neurological conditions.'


Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

DR A. DAY
27 June: `Hyaluronan–protein interactions in inflammation.'

PROFESSOR L. RIGGS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
4 July: `Anabolic agents for the treatment of osteoporosis: similarities and differences.'

DR R. GILL
11 July: `The Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Collaborative.'

DR A. BERENDT, Bone Infection Unit, NOC
18 July: `What every musculoskeletal researcher ought to know about bone and joint infection.'

PROFESSOR T. KIRKWOOD, Professor of Medicine, University of Newcastle
25 July: To be announced.

PROFESSOR C. VAUGHAN, Cape Town
31 Oct.: To be announced.


The Wellcome Integrative Physiology Initiative on Ion Channels

The following seminars will be given at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

Convener: Professor D.B. Sattelle.

PROFESSOR T.G. SMART, University College, London
24 June: `GABAA receptor ion channels.'

PROFESSOR J.N.P. RAWLINS
8 July: `Learning and memory in the GluRA knockdown mouse.'


PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICS

PROFESSOR G.A. COHEN will lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 1 July, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Subject: `Casting the first stone: who can blame the terrorists?'


SCHOOL OF ARCHAEOLOGY

John Lloyd Memorial Lecture

DR N. CHRISTIE, Leicester, will deliver the John Lloyd Memorial Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 23 June, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Institute of Archaeology.

Subject: `Castles and sheep—medieval landscapes of central Italy.'


GREEN COLLEGE

Reuters Foundation Programme

Reuters Memorial Lecture

JOHN SIMPSON, CBE, BBC World Affairs Editor, will deliver the first Reuters Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 27 June, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `War reporting: the new vulnerability.'


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Robert Penson Lecture

TODD LONGSTAFFE-GOWAN, author of The London town garden, 1740–1840, will deliver the fourth Robert Penson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 24 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Robert Penson was the gardener to whose designs St John's gardens were remodelled in the late eighteenth century. The college intends that there will be a Robert Penson Lecture on the theme related to garden history every year at the end of Trinity Term.

Subject: `Gardens with quaint old-world arrangements: popular tourism at Hampton Court parks and gardens in the nineteenth century.'

Grants and Research Funding

MICHAEL AND LOUISA VON CLEMM FOUNDATION, INC., CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, AND HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Michael von Clemm Fellowship 2004--5

Applications are invited for a Michael von Clemm Fellowship for study at Harvard University during the academic year 2004--5. The fellowship is in memory of Michael von Clemm (1935--97), who was a graduate of Harvard and a graduate student (and subsequently Honorary Fellow) of Corpus Christi College. It is open to undergraduates at the University of Oxford who will be entering their final year in October 2003 and also to those who graduated in June 2003. It is intended to attract applicants of very high academic calibre and who have the personal qualities likely to conduce to success in a non-academic career. The holder will also be perceived (however informally) as an `ambassadorial' representative of Oxford at Harvard, and should be content with and capable of that role.

The successful applicant will spend a year at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as a Special Student following a course of study or research of his or her choice (subject to the availability of tuition or supervision at Harvard); he/she must apply to and be registered at that School and no other. The fellowship is not intended for those wishing to study vocational subjects, such as Business Administration or Law. Potential applicants are advised to look at the School Web site (www.gsas.harvard.edu), and should if possible list in their application the specific courses there which they hope to take.

The fellowship will meet the costs of all tuition at Harvard as well as travel between Boston and the UK and will provide an allowance sufficient to cover the costs of living at Harvard.

Those wishing to be considered should write to the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF, asking for further particulars and an application form, together with a copy of the information for referees. It is the responsibility of applicants to ask three referees to write directly to the same address. Completed application forms and references must reach the College Secretary not later than 24 October 2003. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

It is expected that interviews will be held towards the end of November.

Examinations and Boards

MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD

M.Sc. in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science

The Supervisory Committee has approved the following courses for 2003–4.

Section A

Schedule I

Axiomatic Set Theory

Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems

Model Theory

Group Theory

Lie Algebras

Elementary Number Theory

Analytic Topology

Domain Theory

Lambda Calculus

Schedule II

Representation Theory

Algebraic Number Theory

Section B

Schedule I

Applied Probability

Combinatorial Optimisation

Communication Theory

Complexity and Cryptography

Concurrency

Schedule II

Categories, Proofs, and Games

Computational Algebra

Computational Number Theory

Computer Aided Formal Verification

Nonstandard Programming

Parallel Scientific Computation

Randomised Algorithms

Randomness and Complexity

Further courses may be announced later.


M.Sc. in Computer Science 2004

In accordance with the examination regulations for the M.Sc. in Computer Science (Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 684), notice is hereby given that the list of options for the examination in 2004 will be:

Schedule A

Concurrency

Functional Programming

Formal Program Design or Procedural Programming

Mathematics for Software Engineering

Programming Languages

Object Oriented Programming I

Object Oriented Programming II

Schedule B

Categories, Proofs and Games

Computer Aided Formal Verification

Computers in Society

Databases

Domain Theory

Parallel Scientific Computation

Security

Software Specification and Design


Supplementary Subjects for the Honour School of Natural Science

The following subjects will be taught and examined during 2003--4.

1. Aromatic and Heterocyclic Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Lectures: sixteen hours in MT; sixteen hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

2. History and Philosophy of Science

Lectures: eight hours in MT; eight hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

3. Quantum Chemistry

Lectures: sixteen hours in MT; sixteen hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

Notes

1. Supplementary Subjects for Chemistry were published in the Gazette on 15 May 2003.

2. For candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and in Physiological Sciences, only subject 2 is available.

3. Any candidates wishing to take subjects 1 or 3 should first contact the Chemistry Sub-faculty Secretary.

4. Details of supplementary subjects are given at http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/teaching/SSGuide.html.


SUB-FACULTY OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE

Honour School of Engineering Science Part II 2004

Candidates must offer three papers from those listed below. Two papers must be chosen from one of Lists 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. The third paper must be chosen from one of the other five Lists. In Lists 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 each paper will assume knowledge of material examined in the corresponding Part I paper B1, B2, B3, B4, or B5.

List 1 Mechanical Engineering

C1A Thermofluids
C1B Mechanics of Materials

List 2 Civil Engineering

C2A Structures and Fluids
C2B Geotechnics

List 3 Electrical Engineering

C3A Opto-electronics
C3B Advanced Electronics

List 4 Information Engineering

C4A Control Systems
C4B Information Engineering

List 5 Chemical Engineering

C5A Chemical Processes
C5B Chemical Technology

List 6 (no prerequisite B-paper)

C6A Production Engineering
C6B Engineering Mathematics
C6C Biomedical Engineering

Information about content of the various papers is published in the General Scheme of Lectures for Engineering Science.

Exceptionally:

(i) Candidates taking part in an exchange scheme must offer an equivalent approved collection of course options.

(ii) Candidates undertaking a twenty-four week placement overseas must offer the equivalent of three C papers from those listed above; the combination of papers selected to be approved by the Chairman of the Sub-faculty of Engineering Science.


STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS

Honour School of Engineering and Materials Part II 2004

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Materials has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Materials 2004. Candidates must offer three papers from those listed below.

EME1. Electronic Materials and Devices

Advanced Electronic Properties; Novel Electronic Materials and Properties; Superconductivity: Materials and Devices; Structure and Electrical Properties of Crystals; Semiconductor Device Fabrication.

EME2. Optoelectronics

Fundamentals of Optics; Optoelectronic Components; Imaging and Display; Optoelectronic Systems.

SME1. Structural Materials I

Melt Processing; Advanced Engineering Alloys; Fracture and Fatigue; Creep and Superplasticity; Mechanics of Composites.

SME2. Structural Materials II

Polymer Engineering; Design with Ceramics; Structural Biomaterials; Advanced Polymeric Materials.


STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING SCIENCE

Final Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science Part II 2004

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science 2004. Undergraduates may choose up to two papers from this list.

C3A Opto-electronics
C3B Advanced Electronics

C4A Control systems
C4B Information engineering

C6B Engineering mathematics
C6C Biomedical Engineering

Each of the papers in the series C3 and C4 will assume knowledge of the material examined in the corresponding Part I paper, B3 Electrical Engineering, or B4 Information Engineering.

Information about the various papers is published in the General Scheme of Lectures for Engineering Science.

Final Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science Part II 2005

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science 2005. Undergraduates may choose up to the equivalent of three three-hour papers from this list, excepting ECS4 or ECS5 if already offered in Part I:

—Computer Graphics* (as for Schedule A of the Honour School of Computer Science)

—Object Oriented Design I and II (as for Schedule B of the Honour School of Computer Science)

—Compilers and Programming Languages (as for Schedule A of the Honour School of Computer Science)

—Databases* (as for Schedule B of the Honour School of Computer Science)

—Security* (as for Schedule B of the Honour School of Computer Science)

—ECS4 Object Oriented Programming

—ECS5 Concurrent Systems, Networks and Operating Systems

ECS4, Object Oriented Programming, will be a prerequisite for Object Oriented Design I and II.

Each of the above papers will be of three hours in length except those marked * which will be one-and-a-half hours in length and equivalent to half a paper.


STANDING COMMITTEE FOR ENGINEERING, ECONOMICS, AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED SCHOOLS

Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and Management Part II 2004

The Standing Committee for the EEM and Related Schools has approved the following arrangements for the optional Group M and Group C papers.

Candidates selecting the Group M paper(s) must select from the following:

M3 Finance and Accounting
M4 Marketing and Business Policy

Candidates selecting the Group C paper are restricted to selecting one paper or the equivalent of one paper only from the following:

Either

A combination of any two papers from the ten papers listed below, in which candidates would be expected to answer, in two hours, three questions from each paper:

C1A Thermofluids
C1B Mechanics of materials

C2A Structures and fluids
C2B Geotechnics

C3A Opto-electronics
C3B Advanced Electronics

C4A Control systems
C4B Information engineering

C5A Chemical processes
C5B Chemical technology

Or

A complete paper from the three papers listed below:

C6A Production engineering
C6B Engineering mathematics
C6C Biomedical engineering

Each of the papers in the series C1 to C5 will assume knowledge of the material examined in the corresponding Part I paper, B1 Mechanical Engineering, B2 Civil Engineering, B3 Electrical Engineering, B4 Information Engineering, or B5 Chemical Engineering. Information about content of the various papers is published in the General Scheme of Lectures for Engineering Science.


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by the divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 4 July.

1 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

(a) Honour Moderations in Computer Science

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, delete from p. 50, l. 44 to p. 51, l. 2 and substitute:

`CS1 Functional Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms

CS2 Procedural Programming, and Digital Hardware

CS3 Mathematics for Computer Science

M1(CS) Mathematics I'.

2 Ibid., p. 51, l. 8, delete `M1' and substitute `M1(CS)'.


(b) Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Computer Science

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 54, delete ll. 3–6 and substitute:

`CS1 Functional Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms

CS2 Procedural Programming, and Digital Hardware

M1 Mathematics I

M2 Mathematics II'.

2 Ibid., p. 54, delete ll. 8–10 and substitute: `2. The syllabus for'.


2 Boards of the Faculties of Classics and Medieval and Modern Languages

Honour School of Classics and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 149, l. 49, delete `An essay' and substitute `Except in French, an essay'.

2 Ibid., l. 50, after `paper III' insert `, all languages except French'.


3 Board of the Faculty of Theology

Bachelor of Theology

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 478, l. 31, after `Psalms 73–89' insert `; or 2 Samuel 11–12 in Hebrew. Candidates who wish to prepare for assessment in Hebrew must enter for the written examination with texts in Hebrew. However, in the examination itself they may transfer to texts in English without penalty.'

2 Ibid., l. 37, after `Greek.' insert `Candidates who wish to prepare for assessment in Greek must enter for the written examination with texts in Greek. However, in the examination itself they may transfer to texts in English without penalty.'

3 Ibid., p. 479, l. 18, delete `and 12–15'.

4 Ibid., ll. 18–19, delete `Candidates who wish to be assessed on texts in Hebrew must take this paper by written exam.' and substitute `Candidates who wish to prepare for assessment in Hebrew must enter for the written examination with texts in Hebrew. However, in the examination itself they may transfer to texts in English without penalty.'

5 4 Ibid., ll. 25–6, delete `Candidates who wish to be assessed on texts in Greek must take this paper by written exam.' and substitute `Candidates who wish to prepare for assessment in Greek must enter for the written examination with texts in Greek, However, in the examination itself they may transfer to texts in English without penalty.'

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

Christ Church

REGINAL GEORGE DINGWALL, FRPSL, 2003; commoner 1926. Aged 95.

MERVYN BERNARD GEIDT, 9 February 1991; commoner 1944.

DR WILFRED HERBERT HOOK, 8 April 2003; commoner 1936. Aged 85.

CAPT. JOHN HUGH ANTHONY SPEIR, 2001; commoner 1943.

ROBERT CLEMENT STEVEN, LL.B., MA, WS, 7 May 2003; commoner 1943. Aged 78.


Merton College

JACK BEVAN LLOYD BUNCE, 14 December 2002; commoner 1932–6. Aged 88.

GORDON STABLES HOWLETT, 3 December 2002; commoner 1943 and 1946–8. Aged 78.

ARTHUR JAMES SOADY JAMES, 15 December 2002; postmaster 1925–8. Aged 95.

CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM LEONARD, 22 December 2002; commoner 1948–52. Aged 75.

WILLIAM JAMIESON LOGIE, 27 December 2002; postmaster 1934–7. Aged 87.

JOHN MICHAEL HUNGERFORD POLLEN, 13 February 2003; commoner 1937–8. Aged 83.

SAMUEL EDWARD QUINCEY, 4 May 2003; postmaster 1941–2 and 1946–7. Aged 80. TIMOTHY ALAN REUTER, 14 October 2002; commoner 1968–75. Aged 55.

PETER HERBERT SPARKS, 23 April 2003; exhibitioner 1933–7. Aged 89.


St Hugh's College

MRS DORIS MARY CHRISTIAN (née Niblett), 17 April 2003; scholar in English 1933. Aged 87.

LADY MARGARET HANSON (née Clark), 18 May 2003; Classics 1957. Aged 64.

MISS EILEEN BRETTELL MACKINLAY, 29 April 2003; exhibitioner 1934. Aged 86.

MISS BERTHA JOAN WATCYN-WILLIAMS, 1 December 2002; PPE 1946. Aged 81.


MEMORIAL SERVICE

Green College

A Memorial Service for DR CECIL H. GREEN, HON. KBE, founding benefactor of the college, will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, 29 June, in St Luke's Chapel, the Radcliffe Infirmary.


NOTICE

Balliol College

Garden open day

The main garden of Balliol College in Broad Street will be open on Sunday, 22 June, 2–5 p.m. The entry fee of £5 per person includes tea and biscuits in Hall and garden tours with staff. Plants will be on sale.

Advertisements

Concert

Oxford Chamber Music Society concert in Holywell, Sun. 22 June, 8 p.m. Tom Poster (piano). Haydn Sonata in E flat major Hob.XVI/52; Chopin Sonata in B flat minor op 35, Two nocturnes op 27; Liszt Harmonies du Soir(no 11 from Etudes d'execution transcendante), Rigoletto-Paraphrase; Scarlatti, Sonatas in E major K380, G major K433. Tickets from Playhouse 01865 305305, ticketsoxford.com, some free to 8-22s.


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.

 


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.


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.

 


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.


Services Offered

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

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

The Oxford Advisory Partnership LLP, 2–4 High Street, Kidlington, OX5 2DH.Independent Financial Advisers. Tel.: 01865 848770, fax: 01865 849543, e-mail: peharris@oxfordadvisory.com. We have been associated with the University of Oxford since 1994 and specialise in providing a personal financial planning service to members of the academic community. We provide advice on: retirement planning, school fees plans, critical illness cover, holistic financial planning, stakeholder pensions, savings & investments, income protection, long term care, inheritance tax, ethical investments, life assurance options, mortgages & remortgages. Please contact us to arrange an initial consultation at no charge or obligation to take further action. A member of Financial Options Ltd which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). The FSA does not regulate all forms of the products or services we provide.

Indexing: Oxford Academic Services; indexing, project management, history research projects. Details of all services: judith@history.u-net.com, or Judith Loades, P.O.Box 323, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4XN.


Domestic Services

Mother's help/au-pair wanted for 2 children aged 8 and 12; 2 or 3 times a week, afternoons/early evenings. Experience, driver, music knowledge an advantage. References.

Tel.: 01865 767416 or 07974 977737.

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 Pali Text Society requires a part-time Administrator for its small office in Headington. The PTS is a charity formed to promote the study of Pali, the language of ancient Buddhist scriptures. Its main activity is to publish and sell Pali texts, translations and related works,and to support research to this end; further details are available on the Web : http;//www.palitext.demon.co.uk. Duties will include day-to-day management of the office, dealing with correspondence inc. book orders, organising meetings of the PTS Council and Directors, and the AGM, and reviewing the monthly stock and sales report. 20 hours p.w., for 2 years in the first instance. £11,500–£15,000 per annum. Further particulars are available from Dr W. Pruitt, The Pali Text Society, 73 Lime Walk, Headington, Oxford OX3 7AD. E-mail: pts@palitext.demon.co.uk. The closing date is 13 July.

Proofreading papers: pre-requisites; CV, native British English, experience. Wage: £8 per 1000 words. Contact: bg@tzi.de.

The Oxford Union: Assistant Cataloguer, c.£11,250. The Oxford Union is looking for a full-time Assistant Cataloguer to join its library team. The role will include both processing new acquisitions and participating in a major ongoing project to transfer the Library's existing holdings onto the Oxford University OLIS automated system. The postholder will also assist on the library desk, providing loans and other library services to Union members. To be successful in this post, you should have at least 2 years' library experience, and preferably have worked with an automated cataloguing system. Familiarity with OLIS would be helpful, but not essential. You should also have good organisational and team skills, and a strong customer focus. Further details from The Bursar or The Librarian-in-Charge. The Oxford Union, Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3JB, e-mail: librarian-in-charge@oxford-union.org. Tel.: 01865 241353. Closing date 4 Aug. Web address: www.oxford-union.org.

Nuffield College: Domestic Assistant. Starting salary: £5.23 p.h., 30 hours per week (times flexible).Nuffield College requires a hard working and reliable Domestic Assistant (Scout) to clean Fellows/students rooms. The college offers generous holidays with closed periods at Christmas and Easter, contributory pension scheme, bus pass scheme, car parking. For an informal discussion of the post, please contact the Housekeeper, Gill Gardener on 01865 278973. For further information and an application form, please contact Jane MacAlister, Personnel Assistant, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford OX1 1NF (01865 278603). The closing date for all applications is the 3 July. Interviews are scheduled for the 14/15 July. The college is an equal opportunities employer.

Magdalen College School: on the retirement of the present Bursar, Magdalen College School requires a high-calibre man or woman who can take up the post of Bursar in either Jan., or Feb., 2004. The Bursar is responsible for finances, administration, and property, and a key member of the school's senior management team. Letter of application, including full CV and details of 2 or 3 referees, should be sent to: The Master, Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ. Details of the post can be obtained from the Master's Secretary. Tel.: 01865 242191 or e-mail: lbeaumont@mcsoxford.org. Closing date for applications is Thurs., 26 June.


Summer Lets

Room for summer let, 2 July to 30 Sept., in houseshare with graduate student and professional. Recently refurbished house off St Clement's on quiet street with no through traffic; washer/drier, new fixtures, furnishings, carpet, located near shops and bus stops. £320 p.c.m. Call 07766 963637 or e-mail: david.roberts@st- hughs.ox.ac.uk.

Short term let in central Oxford, 5 to 19 July, and 16 to 30 Aug. Edwardian 5-bedroom family house in cosmopolitan Jericho, 10 to 15 minutes' walk from Carfax. Two bathrooms, kitchen/diner, separate dining room, drawing room (grand piano), and upstairs sitting-room. Small garden. Price on application. Enquiries to: 01865 556307.

Victorian terrace cottage, between station and George Street (OX1 2EZ on Multimap.co.uk): 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5 + sofa bed. Large sitting/dining room; bathroom. Garden backs on to stream. Available July onwards. £400 p.w. or less for longer period. Also possible to negotiate longer term let for academic year (to June 2004). Contact Pandora on 01491 651247 or e-mail: maxfam@btinternet.com for further information.

Central North Oxford: 1- and 2-bedroom, well furnished apartments within walking distance to city and university centre; 1-bedroom available July to Sept. at £700 p.c.m., the 2-bedroom flats available Aug. to Sept. at £800 p.c.m. Other summer dates may be available. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax 01865 437996.

Spacious 6-bedroom (sleeps 10), 2-bathroom fully-equipped house on 4 floors with garden backing onto canal and overlooking fields. Available July–Sept. Near city centre and colleges. Off-road parking. Tel.: 01865 288123 or e-mail: david.harper@regents.ox.ac.uk.


Houses to Let

Hayfield Road, central North Oxford: 30 metre garden with roses and quince tree backing onto Oxford Canal, with trap grounds and reed beds beyond. This is an idyllic spot for a non-smoking couple seeking rural tranquillity within easy walking distance of the University and city centre; open plan living and dining room, with piano; fully fitted kitchen; 2 bedrooms, bathroom and WC upstairs. £1,000 p.c.m. Available from 1 Sept. View at : www.portholland.com/Hayfield, and then e-mail: Gabriel.Amherst@ntlworld.com.

Three-bedroom house to rent in peaceful yet convenient position off the Abingdon Road. Own off-road parking and garage. Walking distance from city; adjacent to cycle path and near bus routes. Park and local shopping facilities nearby. Sitting-room, good sized kitchen, and upstairs bathroom with shower. Small, easily maintained, south facing garden. Gas c.h. New carpets and curtains. Length of let negotiable. £895 p.c.m. Available now. Please call 01865 862071 or 07770 592024.

Marston: 4-bedroom house to let. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes; upstairs bathroom with toilet, bath and separate shower cubicle; downstairs WC; porch leading to lobby; fully fitted kitchen inc. dishwasher, washer/drier; lounge/dining area with patio door leading onto patio. Very large garage with electric door. Secluded garden with side gate. Driveway will accept 2 vehicles. Rent £1,350 p.c.m. exc. gas, water, electricity and community charges. Please tel.: 01865 865397 day/eves.

Charming cottage, Westcott Barton, 12 miles north-west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of village. (Bus to Oxford or short drive to Charlbury station). Attractively furnished and equipped. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden, garage. Available from late Sept. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Cowley–£1,150 p.c.m. Attractive style 3-bedroom furnished property in private off-street close. Available for short-term lets from June. Rent is inc. of council tax and all utilities. Please call Victoria at Lifestyle on 01865 244666 or e-mail: eastoxford@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk.

Country cottage to let, £995 p.c.m. unfurnished: on Assured Shorthold Tenancy; 3 bedrooms, large reception rooms, newly refurbished house of character. Garage and ample parking, 10 miles north of Oxford, 4 miles from Bicester. Available now. Write to: Alistair Mackie, Arnecote Park, Bicester OX25 1QR or tel.: 01869 244604.

Spacious family home for rent: fully furnished and equipped Victorian house in East Oxford. Sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 large bedrooms, attic room, bathroom. Charming secluded garden with greenhouse. Off-street parking. Ideal for family or professional share. Available from 25 July. £950 p.c.m. For more details please call Beatriz Guimaraes on 01865 313 959 or 07855 324 388.

Quiet terrace house, furnished, available Sept. for up to 1 year. Situated in West Oxford near meadows and river. One double bedroom; large kitchen with washing machine, gas cooker, fridge and freezer; dining room; lounge and sitting room; 40 ft garden and patio; gas c.h.; bathroom with power shower. Newly decorated. Very convenient for train station. Fifteen minutes' walk from town . £800 p.m.. exc. E- mail: jonardon@liv.ac.uk. Tel.: jonardon@liv.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 423345.

Superb furnished 3-bedroom detached house in nearer Headington, available mid-Aug. to mid-Apr. Spacious floor plan with living room, dining room, family room, fully fitted kitchen with washer and drier. Charming secluded garden with greenhouse and shed. Off-street parking. Walk to John Radcliffe hospital, shops, country walks, with easy access to city and colleges. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 741 024.

Central Oxford: a well-presented, furnished town house in heart of the city. Available for term time lets only. Suit visiting academic. Rent is inc. of council tax and all utilities. Please call Sian at Lifestyle on 01865 554577 or e-mail: sian@lifestyle- lettings.co.uk.

Delightful, fully furnished 4-bedroom (3 double and 1 single) house, walking or biking to universities, hospitals, city centre and on the bus route: available from Sept., for one year. Modern kitchen, newly fitted d.g. windows and doors, new bathroom with power shower, nice gardens, and a big garden studio furnished for additional sitting/study or playroom. £1,050 p.c.m. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 404836 (day), 437227 (eves.). E-mail: yiping.chen@ctsu.ox.ac.uk. Pictures of the rooms can be requested via e- mail.

Professor's home near Templeton College, available Aug. for 8 to 10 months. Bright, modern, fully-furnished bungalow with 3 bedrooms, and 4th bedroom or study, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac 2 miles south of Carfax. Double garage, private garden. Large kitchen, separate dining room, utility room with washer and drier, 3 washrooms. Two TVs (cable). Non-smokers only, no pets. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 451817 or e- mail:helenathome3@yahoo.com.

Jack Straw's Lane: fully equipped furnished house to let for 14 months from 6 July '03–Aug.,'04, in quiet wooded neighbourhood in Headington. Near JR Hospital and 15 minute cycle ride across Mesopotamia or easy bus ride to central Oxford. Four bedrooms; study; 2½ bathrooms (1 en suite); playroom; big living room; dining room; kitchen; laundry room. Front and back gardens, garage, piano, well-stocked bookshelves. Exceptionally comfortable house in one of Oxford's most desirable neighbourhoods. £1,500 p.m plus bills and council tax. Contact 01865 742826 (eves) or e-mail: LNT@comlab.ox.ac.uk.

North Oxford : 2 new, bright, fully and tastefully furnished family houses with a choice of 2 bedrooms and a study, or 3 bedrooms and a large study/guest room; master bedrooms with en suite; family bathroom; cloakroom;lounge/diner; kitchen/breakfast room. Small landscaped garden, private parking available from June. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking excellent standard accommodation in a good residential location just north of Summertown parade, with easy access to the centre of Oxford, University and hospital departments. Rents £1,200 and £1,400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.

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.


Flats to Let

Off Iffley Road: quaint, upstairs, centrally heated 1-bedroom flat to let. Suit couple. Large kitchen/living-room, small sitting-room/study, bathroom and attic bedroom. Fully furnished, and rent is inc. of gas and electricity. Twenty minutes' walk to city centre. £585 p.c.m. plus council tax and telephone. Deposit and references required. Available early Aug. Tel.: Mary on 01865 721194 (eves.) or 01865 244111 (daytime).

Self-contained, fully-furnished studio basement flat off the Iffley Road, within walking distance of city centre. Suitable for 1 person with separate bedroom, bathroom, and sitting-room with kitchen area. Rent inclusive of council tax £550 p.c.m. plus bills. Available from early Aug., for 1 year contract. Please phone 0796735390.

Central north Oxford: available shortly, attractive garden flat. suitable for a couple or single tenant. Well equipped; gas c.h. Street parking permit available. £700 p.c.m. References and deposit required. Tel.: 01865 559911.

Elegant 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in St Margaret's Road, central north Oxford. Double bedroom, large sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. Fully furnished and equipped, washing machine and gas c.h. Use of charming shared garden. £815 p.c.m. plus utility bills and council tax. Available from Aug. Let of 6 months or longer preferred. Tel.: 01865 343384, e-mail: diana@vincenza.demon.co.uk.

Central North Oxford, Bardwell Road. Academic's charming flat south-facing over gardens. Living room with fully equipped kitchen area (washer/drier, dishwasher) and dining area, double bedroom, single bedroom, excellent storage, attractively decorated and furnished, parking, gardens (communally cared for). Available for 1 year or more from mid-Sept. E-mail: doreen@mcbarnet.fsnet.co.uk.

North Oxford : 2-bedroom, 1st-floor apartment (1 double, 1 single) in the centre of Summertown, a stones throw from all amenities, and with easy access to the centre of Oxfrod, university, business, hospital and sport complex. Bright, secure, purpose built with private parking. Available from late July at £750 p.c.m. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking good standard accommodation. Tel.: 01865 516144, or fax: 01865 437996.

Central Oxford, Folly Bridge, 5 minutes' walk from Carfax Tower, in a quiet residential area, with private garden, and a few yards from the river: bedsitter, with large kitchen, washing machine, bathroom with bath and shower. Fully furnished. Suit single person or couple. Available from 1 Sept.–31 Jan., 2004. £550 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 01865 722343 (eves., or leave a message), cell: 07762 945831, e-mail: piero.pinza@virgin.net.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: 4 exceptionally well-furnished flats available for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms. Available late June and Sept., 2 ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available July: second-floor flat, with double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available 1 Oct.,: first-floor flat with double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.


Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom–1 en suite–5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From £118 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.


Accommodation Offered

New loft conversion in owner's house available mid-Sept.; quiet, sunny and elegant, Iffley Fields area (12 minutes' walk to Magdalen Bridge), comprising 5m x 4m study/bedsit/kitchen, and beautiful bathroom. Own telephone line. £100 p.w. inc. (except phone line). Reference, tenancy agreement. Non-smoking house. Suit academic/professional not student. Tel.: 01865 423107.

Tranquil room available in house in central north Oxford, from end July. Would suit D.Phil. studen or similar, non-smoker. Use of kitchen etc. £250 monthly. References essential. Tel.: 01865 556916 or, for messages, 020 7487 3153 (8-9 a.m. or 9-10 p.m.).

Islip Village, 6 miles from city centre, 2 friendly pubs and a train station. Large sunny room in house to share with 1 other. Garden and lovely views. £300 p.c.m. bills included. Please phone: 01865 375629.

Self-contained 1-bedroom flat in Norham Gardens, offered for small rent plus assistance with babysitting, and cooking, for family of 6. Would suit practical postgraduate. Tel.:01865 516689.

Oxford B & B. A home from home. £55 double/£35 single. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com.

Let Finders Keepers award winning North Oxford office make you at home in Oxfordshire. Over thirty years experience, a dedicated 24-hour management service and a comprehensive marketing profile ensure Finders Keepers ' reputation for making renting a pleasure is endorsed by both landlords and tenants. Whether you are looking for a short term sabbatical base in the city or a more permanent home we have a range of quality properties to match your requirements. With a dedicated team of property managers, letting negotiators, and an interior design and buildings division we offer landlords sage advice on all aspects of the residential market, providing security in the knowledge that your home is in skilled and capable hands. For further information on availability and landlord services please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

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.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. Short let (up to 6 weeks). £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: coulsonm@btconnect.com.


Accommodation Sought

Sought: self-contained modest accommodation in central Oxford for responsible academic couple; mid-Sept., to end Nov. period. Tel./fax: 0033 450 59 41 03. E-mail: edrucker@fr.inter.net.

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Accommodation Exchange

Russian lady flat owner wishes to exchange small self-contained apartment in centre of St Petersburg for similar in Oxford or London, for 1 to 3 months from late Aug., or later. Flat near Metro Mayakovskaya, off Nevsky Prospect, in quiet courtyard. Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/dining area, 1 extra small room. Please contact owner Valentina via : valen@mail.wplus.net. Simon, English man resident in Moscow can give reference on flat via: sbaker@rol.ru.


Holiday Lets

Madrid: beautiful and large flat, attractively furnished; 3 bedrooms (sleeps 4); 2 bathrooms; lounge; fully equipped kitchen; air conditioning. Walking distance from main areas of interest (Prado Museum, etc.). Available from 7 July to 31 Aug. £250 p.w. or to exchange accommodation in Oxford. Tel.: 07717021046 or e-mail: stella.villarmea@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

South of France: holiday cottage with private shady garden, 500 yards from sheltered sandy beach in La Ciotat. Sleeps 4 (+ one child). Well-equipped kitchen and linen provided. Tel.: 01869 343037.

Edinburgh. Lovely light spacious Victorian flat, in quiet cul-de-sac in central Edinburgh (Bruntsfield). Walk across Bruntsfield Links and the Meadows to the Royal Mile, Festival Theatre etc. Just off Bruntsfield Place with its excellent restaurants, and food shops. Three bedrooms and sofabed, sleeps up to 6. Unrestricted parking, garden. Available July and Aug. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Large fully equipped studio in shadow of Angers Cathedral, sleeps 2–3. June to Aug., £195 p.w. inc. water/electricity. Contact: Maud Barber, 156 bis avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris. Tel.: 00 331 478 39047.

Spanish villa to let in Jalon valley, Costa Blanca: fully fitted; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; garden,terrace and built-in BBQ; garage. Peaceful rural setting overlooking orange groves but 5 minutes stroll to village for swimming pools, racquets courts, shops, restaurants, bars and all facilities. One hour from Alicante airport; 15/20 minutes from beaches at Javea, Denia, Calpe, Moraira. Ideal location for walking, mountain- biking, ridign, birdwatching. Available short lets June–Oct., long lets Oct.,–April–rates vary. Car hire recommended and can be arranged. Contact: acn@dragonschool.org., tel.: 01865 761858 or visit: www.holiday-rentals.com (property no. 7680).

Southwest France, between Albi/Cordes: farmhouse with 6 acres; swimming pool; 3 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; 2 living rooms; large kitchen. Sleeps 8. Several airports within easy reach, available to 5 July, 2 to 16 Aug., 31 Aug. onwards. Call 01608 8120818 or e-mail: barrymsimpson@hotmail.com for brochure.

Idyllic location: South west France. Charming house with huge pool. Secluded position with stunning views of medieval Najac (35 kms). Sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, enormous terrace, BBQ, extensive grounds. Albi, Cordes, Villefranche close by. Toulouse and Carcassonne airports. £800 p.w. high season. Tel.: 01386 700225 or 0771 252 8539.

Cottage with shared pool (5 adjoining cottages–a beautiful barn conversion) on the border of the Dordogne and Charente. Sleeps 6. One king-size bed, 2 twin, plus futon for extra guest if required. Fully fitted kitchen, wood burning stove in open plan living room. 1 June to 14 July, and 31 Aug. to mid-Sept. £500 p.w. 15 July to 30 Aug. £650 p.w. All other weeks throughout the year £200 p.w. Prices include electricity and water, also weekly cleaner and bedlinen. You will need to bring your own towels. On arrival, bread, milk, butter, and cheese will be provided. For further details look at Web site: www.escapeholidays.co.uk/Charente%20Dordogne.html, and scroll down to property ref 16.16. Contact Maggie Faulkner on 01865 512098 or e-mail: maggie.faulkner@whsmithnet.co.uk.

Dordogne and Rome holiday rentals: stone house in an acre of garden in the Dordogne, France, with a fabulous 270 degree panorama (sleeps 8/10). Also gites sleeping 4/6. Also 19th-century Italian farmhouse with lovely views, Rome 45 minutes, Florence 2 hours. Sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more. Prices £250–£625 p.w. Private owner. Contact 01223 353603 or e-mail: hugobowles@tiscalinet.it.

Old Tuscany–rustic apartment above ancient olive mill–"a perfect retreat" with shaded terrace, orchard, in a charming village near Siena. Well equipped and comfortable, surrounded by glorious countryside. Rent from £250 p.w. For colour brochure ring 0039 3331236091, or e-mail: uliviera@hotmail.com.

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

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine- covered, sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. All linen, electricity and cleaning inc. 2002 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.


Flats for Sale

North Oxford : sunny ground-floor flat with own patio and direct access to secluded communal garden. Sitting-room with galley kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, lobby. Managed by Wyndham Housing Association for aided, independent living; 60 the lowest age limit. £64,950. Call 01865 516102 between 8–12 a.m., or 6–10 p.m. for further information and viewing arrangements.

Charming restored flat in the medieval centre of the university town of Montpellier in France, pedestrian zone, 865 sq ft (80m2). Equipped kitchen, living room, hall, 2 bedrooms (1 in upstairs duplex), bathroom, built-in wardrobes, individual gas c.h., a lot of light on third (top) floor. £139,000. E-mail: norma.hecker@libertysurf.fr or tel.: 00 33 4 67 66 21 44.

Appointments

VISITING PROFESSORSHIP IN MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES (COMPUTER SCIENCE)

Applications are invited from distinguished Computer Scientists for a Visiting Professorship, to be held within the Computing Laboratory. This position is available for a period of up to three months, within the academic year 2003--4.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out research, and to interact with members of the Computing Laboratory, e.g. by giving a course of lectures or conducting a research seminar.

The post-holder will be paid at the standard professorial rate; consideration may be given to the payment of an additional distinction award in exceptional cases. Some limited additional support for travel and accommodation costs is also available. A college association may also be available.

Applications should be sent to the Administrator, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD. The closing date for applications is 30 June.


CHRIST CHURCH

Stipendiary Lecturership in English

Christ Church proposes to appoint a temporary lecturer to provide up to four hours of tutorial teaching per week for Michaelmas Term 2003 and Hilary Term 2004. The stipend will be at the rate of £5,719 per annum, together with additional benefits. Applicants should be able to teach the period papers 4 and 5 with the options related to these papers and occasional classes for first-year students. The person appointed will be expected to take a full part in the admissions process.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Censors' Administrator, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP. The closing date for applications is Friday, 4 July.


CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE AND ORIEL COLLEGE

Appointment of Computing Officer

Corpus Christi and Oriel Colleges wish to appoint one full-time Computing Officer to work with the joint Computing Manager. The Computing Officer will be expected to provide first-line support to users of the colleges' IT facilities and to assist in overseeing, maintaining, and upgrading the computing facilities in both colleges. Applications are encouraged from people with the ability to deal with a wide variety of IT users with varied skill levels and with a sound base in network/file server applications, e.g. Microsoft NT and 2000 server operating systems and Novell Netware.

The salary will be in the range £18,265--£20,311 per annum. The appointment is for a fixed-term period of three years in the first instance.

An application form and further particulars may be obtained from either college's Web site, http://www.ccc.ox.ac.uk or http://www.oriel.ox.ac.uk, or from the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF. Completed applications should be sent to the College Secretary by Monday, 7 July. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 14 July.

The colleges are equal opportunities employers.


LINCOLN COLLEGE AND THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AT THE NORTH GATE, OXFORD

Appointment of Chaplain and Assistant Minister

Applications are invited from graduates in priest's orders of the Church of England for the joint posts of Chaplain of Lincoln College and Assistant Minister of St Michael at the North Gate. The duties will relate principally to the college in term-time and to St Michael's during university vacations. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up office on 1 October 2003. The tenure of the post is four years.

Further particulars and an application form are available from the Rector's Personal Assistant, Lincoln College, Oxford OX1 3DR (e-mail: rectors.office@lincoln.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)79804). The closing date for receipt of applications is 14 July. Interviews will be held on 29 July.

Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure is required.


MERTON COLLEGE

Barnett Bequest

Merton College wishes to advertise the Barnett Bequest to assist a UK candidate of outstanding academic excellence who wishes to read for the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at the University of Oxford from October 2003. Applications are invited from those who have already been accepted by the Faculty of Law to commence the BCL in October 2003 and who have secured the offer of a place at another Oxford college, or those who have applied to commence the BCL in October 2003 and who are still awaiting consideration of acceptance by the Faculty of Law. The value of the bequest is £2,800 for the year and is intended to assist with the cost of college fees and/or accommodation. This award is tenable only at Merton College; those already accepted by another Oxford college will be allowed to transfer in order to take up the award. Selection will be made on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.

The competition is open to graduates of any university with a first-class honours degree, who are ordinarily resident in the UK, and have been accepted to begin the BCL in October 2003.

The college reserves the right not to award the Barnett Bequest in any given year should no suitable candidate present themselves.

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained by contacting the Secretary for Graduates, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: julieg@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk). The closing date is 1 September.


ST EDMUND HALL

Non-Stipendiary Lecturership in Modern German Literature

St Edmund Hall proposes to appoint a non-stipendiary Lecturer in Modern German Literature for one year from October 2003, to teach six hours a week in Modern German Literature. Pay will be at enhanced Senior Tutors' Committee rates. There will be entitlement to some meals without charge during university term.

Further particulars and an application form can be obtained from the College Secretary, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR (telephone: Oxford (2)79008, e-mail college.secretary@seh.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 30 June.

Applicants should also ask two referees to write directly to the College Secretary, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR, by the same date. Interviews will be held on Friday, 11 July.


ST HILDA'S COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Law

St Hilda's College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer to teach five hours a week, for one year from 1 October 2003, with the possibility of renewal. Preference will be given to someone able to teach three subjects, including constitutional law and two further subjects from: tort, contract, administrative law, and introduction to law.

The person appointed will be paid on the stipendiary lecturers' scale (at present £7,136 per annum, reviewed annually) and will be entitled to some free meals during term. The post is open to both men and women.

Further particulars and an application form should be obtained from the from the college Web site
(http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk/news) or from the Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815, fax: (2)76816, e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 3 July.

Stipendiary Lecturership in Pure Mathematics

St Hilda's College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Pure Mathematics to teach eight hours a week, for two terms from January 2004 in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a further year or more. The person appointed will be paid on the stipendiary lecturers' scale (at present £11,417 per annum, reviewed annually). The post is open to both men and women.

Further particulars and an application form should be obtained from the college Web site
(http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk/news) or from the Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815, e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 3 July.

Directorship of Studies for Junior Year Abroad Students

Applications are invited from graduates with personal knowledge both of North American Colleges and of the Oxford tutorial system for a part-time (fifteen hours per week) post as Director of a small high-quality programme for Visiting Students, for one year, from 1 August 2003 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

The Director is responsible, in consultation with tutors in St Hilda's College, for recruitment of female students from North America, and is in charge of their induction and welfare, and arrangements for their tuition. Essential requirements are administrative efficiency and a friendly concern for the pastoral care of students.

The workload could be compatible with study for a higher degree.

The Director will be expected to undertake one trip annually to the USA (expenses paid) to maintain and develop links with colleges. Salary will be in the range of £7,800; details are available in the further particulars for this post. A study room is provided and free lunches in term time.

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the college Web site
(http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk/news), or from the Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815, e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 11 July. It is expected that interviews will be held in July.


ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Physics (fixed-term; part-time)

Applications are invited for a Stipendiary Lecturership in Physics for one year starting on 1 October 2003, with the possibility of renewal for one or two further years subject to satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake four hours per week of undergraduate tutorial and class teaching in Physics, to participate in admissions, and generally to share the administration of undergraduate Physics teaching in the college.

Remuneration will be pro rata on points 1 or 2 of the college's scale for Stipendiary Lecturers (currently £5,748 or £6,085 for a four-hour post). The lecturer will have senior common room rights, including an entitlement to free meals in term, and in the vacation at times when the kitchens are open, and the use of a room in college for teaching purposes.

Letters of application, together with a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees, should be sent to the College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL, by Friday, 11 July (telephone: Oxford (2)78864). Candidates should state in their applications which topics from the Physics Final Honour School (Parts A and B) syllabus they are able to teach. They should ask their referees to write to the College Secretary by the closing date.

Questions concerning this appointment should be directed to Dr Christopher Foot (e-mail: c.foot@physics.ox.ac.uk).


CHRIST'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

College Lectureship and Fellowship in History

Applications are invited for a College Lectureship in any field of British or Continental European History since 1500, associated with a fellowship of Christ's College.

The college lectureship will be tenable from 1 October 2003 and will be for four years. The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Cambridge, to undertake an average of six hours of teaching per week for the college during full term (equivalent to 120 hours per academic year), to act as College Director of Studies in History, and to undertake research. Candidates should normally be able to teach a wide range of topics within the areas indicated above.

The basic stipend of a college teaching officer, which is linked to the national academic university lecturers' scale, will be between £14,270 and £21,150 (reviewed annually, in line with the national scale), at a starting point dependent on age and experience. The stipend is subject to a small deduction if the fellow is resident in college. The basic stipend may be supplemented by additional teaching, which will be paid for at the normal hourly rates for college supervision.

Further particulars are available on the college Web site, http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk, or may be requested in writing from the Master's Assistant, Christ's College, Cambridge CB2 3BU. Letters of application (no forms) should be sent to the Master's Assistant, to arrive by Tuesday, 15 July. These should include details of qualifications, publications, and experience, and the names and addresses of two persons who have agreed to act as academic referees. Candidates should arrange for their referees to write directly to the Master's Assistant so that references are received by the closing date of 15 July. Short-listed candidates will be asked for written copies of written work and invited for interview on Wednesday, 30 July.


CLARE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Appointment of Development Director and Fellow

Clare College is seeking to appoint an experienced Development Director to lead its fund-raising and alumni relations activities. The college is raising money for a mixed portfolio of projects, including bursaries and funds for student hardship, and the renovation of historic Old Court. Having successfully raised more than £10 million in its recent campaign, Clare has shown itself to be among Cambridge's most successful colleges in gaining the support of its alumni.

The successful candidate is likely to have a wealth of fund-raising and management experience and to welcome challenging financial targets. S/he will also be a confident team-player who is completely at ease with the most senior donors, volunteers, and academic colleagues.

The Development Director will be offered a fellowship of the college, and a salary in the range £45,000--£55,000.

Further details can be obtained from Donald Hearn, Bursar, Clare College, Cambridge CB2 1TL (e-mail: dph29@cam.ac.uk). Further general information about the college may be found on the college Web site at http://www.clare@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date is 4 July, and the college expects to begin interviews at the end of July.

Diary

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


Friday 20 June

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

DR S. GREEN: `Chichele's professoriate and its peculiar purposes' (Chichele Lectures: `All Souls in the era of the Second Founding, c.1865–1914'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

SCHOLA CANTORUM (conductor: James Burton) performs works by Bernstein, Panufnik, Pitts, and Thomson, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5).


Saturday 21 June

TRINITY FULL TERM ends.

JEFFREY DARKEN: gallery talk, in series of Horological Masterworks Events, Museum of the History of Science, 2 p.m. (admission free; booking not required).

ORGAN RECITAL: Nigel McClintock, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

THE REVD PROFESSOR FRANCES YOUNG preaches a Sermon to Commemorate the Tercentenary of the birth of John Wesley, Lincoln, 5.30 p.m.

OXFORD SINFONIA (conductor: Mark Fitzgerald) performs works by Balakirev, Beethoven, and Clementi, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 at the door).


Sunday 22 June

THE MOST REVD AND RT HON. DR DAVID HOPE preaches the Commemoration Day Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

BALLIOL COLLEGE: college garden open, 2–5 p.m. (admission £5).


Monday 23 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for those involved in academic appointments', 2 p.m. (see information above).

SECOND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE in First World War Studies: `Histoire comparée de la Grande Guerre', Maison Française, 2–7 p.m. (continues tomorrow; for more information and to register, contact: purseig@univ-tlse2.fr).

DR N. CHRISTIE: `Castles and sheep—medieval landscapes of central Italy' (John Lloyd Memorial Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5.30 p.m.


Tuesday 24 June

SINGING AMBASSADORS ALUMNI CHORUS (conductor: Neva Rae Powers), University Church, 1 p.m. (admission free).

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

TODD LONGSTAFFE-GOWAN: `Gardens with quaint old-world arrangements: popular tourism at Hampton Court parks and gardens in the nineteenth century' (Robert Penson Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

OPERA GALA BENEFIT (in aid of Somerville College), with mezzo-soprano Kathryn Whitney, 8 p.m., the chapel, Somerville (contact Liz Cooke, tel. (2)70632, e-mail elizabeth.cooke@somerville.ox.ac.uk).


Wednesday 25 June

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

CONVOCATION meeting, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. (admission of Mr Patten as Chancellor), followed by Encaenia.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to Samuel Palmer', 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.)

ARCHIVE OF PERFORMANCES OF GREEK AND ROMAN DRAMA: postgraduate symposium, Classics Centre (continues tomorrow in Royal Holloway College, Egham; for details, tel. (2)88210 or e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).


Thursday 26 June

CONFERENCE: `Just war and actual war', Wolfson, 10.15 a.m.–7.15 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

COLLOQUIUM organised by the Rousseau Association: `Rousseau, Voltaire, and fanaticism', Maison Française, 6 p.m. (continues at St Hugh's on 27, 28, 29 June).


Friday 27 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Leading teams' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

MIRACULUM CHILDREN'S CHOIR (conductor: Lászlo Durányik), from the Kodalì Music School, Kecskemét, Hungary, performs sacred and secular music, including works by contemporary Hungarian composers, University Church, 11 a.m. (admission free).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Renaissance', 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.)

COLLOQUIUM: `Britain and the war with Napoleon', Maison Française, 2.30–10 p.m. (continues on 28, 29 June).

JOHN SIMPSON: `War reporting: the new vulnerability' (Reuters Memorial Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 4 p.m.


Sunday 29 June

BARONESS WILLIAMS OF CROSBY (THE RT HON. HHIRLEY WILLIAMS) preaches the St John Baptist's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.


Tuesday 1 July

PROFESSOR G.A. COHEN: `Casting the first stone: who can blame the terrorists?' (lecture), Wharton Room, All Souls, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Women in ancient Greece', 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 2 July

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Dealing with the media', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': `Little- known treasures: Guercino's drawings in the Ashmolean' (Katia Pisvin), 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 3 July

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for those involved in academic appointments', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CONGREGATION MEETING, 11 a.m. (conferment of honorary degrees, as part of the Rhodes Trust Centenary celebrations; admission by ticket only, available from the Rhodes Trust, Rhodes House).


Friday 4 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Scrolls and patterns', 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.)

COLLOQUIUM: `La déviance sociale en Angleterre et en France au XIXe siècle (1830–1900)', Maison Française, 4–7.15 p.m. (continues tomorrow).


Tuesday 8 July

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing employee conduct and performance', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egyptian jewels and amulets', 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 9 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to glass', 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.)


Friday 11 July

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