Oxford University Gazette: 2 December 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 135, No. 4716: 2 December 2004

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

Gazette publication arrangements

The final Gazettes of term will appear on 9 and 16 December. Publication for Hilary Term will begin on 13 January. The usual deadlines will apply.

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Anthony, D.C., Somerville

Bose, M.C.A., MA, M.Phil., D.Phil., Christ Church

Caplan, A.J., MA, D.Phil., St Antony's

de Bono, J.P., BM, B.Ch., New College

Downes, S.M., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Edmunds, W.M., Christ Church

Giliker, P.R., BA, BCL, St Hilda's

McDowell, L.M., St John's


EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE AND CLASSICS BOARD

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 17 December, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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GENERAL NOTICES

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Access to teaching and research material in the collections during the museum development

All interested parties in the University who wish to maintain access to parts of the Ashmolean's collections for the purposes of teaching or research during the period of decanting of collections and partial closure (provisionally dated late 2005 to early 2009) are asked to contact Dr Luke Treadwell (e-mail: luke.treadwell@orinst.ox.ac.uk) with a list of required materials no later than 10 December 2004. Lists of material to which access is required should contain as much detail as possible (preferably comprising description of object, material of manufacture, gallery location, inventory number).

A preliminary notice calling for this information was circulated early in Michaelmas Term 2004 with a deadline of 7 November. This deadline has now been extended to 10 December, but it is regretted that further extensions will not be possible because of the need to begin the detailed planning of the logistics of the decant in the near future.


COMPUTING SERVICES

Academic Computing Development Team: Call for Proposals

The Academic Computing Development Team is a centrally funded group which collaborates with individuals and departments to develop high-quality technology-based resources. The ACDT's approach is successfully to enhance traditional teaching at the University through the use of IT, blending the best of both old and new.

In keeping with the University Teaching and Learning Strategy, which strongly encourages staff to use IT in teaching and learning `where it adds real value', the ACDT runs a biannual application process for staff and departments to propose their own ideas for development. Projects may range in size from provision of advice on planning an IT project to the design and development of a whole system, and they may involve more than one partner including academic, library, museum, and support staff. For this call the ACDT encourages applicants who wish to begin projects with a start date of March 2005 or September 2005.

Applications are invited for projects in the following areas: Collaboration in Teaching and Learning—projects in this category are related to teaching and/or the support of teaching, and will address the needs of more than one academic department or division. They may be based in a cross-disciplinary academic area or transferable skills development. Alternatively, they may be about the creation or further development of a generic tool (including improvements to the VLE, WebLearn).

Local Teaching Innovation—individual staff and departments are encouraged to submit their ideas for teaching and learning related projects. These can be grounded in specific subject areas, or may have a more general focus.

Research and Outreach—projects to publish or facilitate research online are encouraged in this category. Projects with an outreach element such as museum and schools liaison work are also welcomed.

Successful applicants will receive full support from the team to enable the development of the proposed initiative or resource. Depending on the nature of the project, this support may include: programming/technical development of a digital resource; research and feasibility studies; graphic and interface design, investigation of appropriate technical solutions; evaluation, assistance with legal and infrastructure issues (e.g. copyright, accessibility, choice of server platforms), advice on e-learning pedagogy; and project management.

Full details of the call and how to apply are available at www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/acdt/. The closing date for proposals is 21 December.

Completed forms and general enquiries regarding the proposal process should be directed to Sophie Clarke, ACDT Project Manager, Academic Computing Development Team, OUCS, 13 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 6NN (telephone: (2)83428, e-mail: acdt@oucs.ox.ac.uk).

Those who are interested in submitting a proposal, but for whom the closing date above may present a difficulty, should contact Ms Clarke to discuss the matter.


ELECTORAL BOARD

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

WILDE PROFESSORSHIP OF MENTAL PHILOSOPHY


                                                       Appointed by

The Principal of Linacre                              Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
Professor A. Clark                                    Council
Professor T. Williamson                               Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                                      Humanities Board
Professor O. Braddick                                 Medical Sciences Board
Dr E. Fricker                                         Philosophy Board
Professor N. Block                                    Philosophy Board
Professor J. Broome                                   Corpus Christi College
Dr J. Tasioulas                                       Corpus Christi College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Stat. IX (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 108).

MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be given at the times shown on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. PROFESSOR D. KERR
3 Dec., 2 p.m.: `Gene therapy for colorectal cancer.'

DR W. HOFSTETTER, Berne
10 Dec., 1 p.m.: `Soluble metals induce blood monocytes to stimulate bone resorption.'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

WELLCHI Network Conference 2005: challenges and opportunities for European welfare states: the changing context of child welfare

This conference will be held on 7 and 8 January in St Anne's College. The conveners are Professor Mavis Maclean and Jane Lewis of the London School of Economics. Enquiries should be directed to a.vlachantoni@lse.ac.uk.


SOCIAL SCIENCES, LAW

Oxford Centre for Water Research and the Environmental Law Discussion Group

PROFESSOR MICHAEL BYERS, Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law, University of British Columbia, will lecture at 1 p.m. on Monday, 6 December, in the Upper Lecture Theatre, the School of Geography and the Environment.

Subject: `105 years of transboundary water protection: Canada, the United States, and the International Joint Commission.'


PHONETICS LABORATORY

PROFESSOR STEVEN GREENBERG, Technical University of Denmark, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 3 December, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Convener: Dr John Coleman.

Subject: `A multi-tier theoretical framework for understanding spoken language.'


WADHAM COLLEGE

DR JOSEPH WESTPHAL, Chancellor of the University of Maine System and an Assistant Secretary of the Army under President Clinton, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 6 December, in the Okinaga Room, Wadham College.

Convener: Professor A.R. Sheikholeslami.

Subject: `The battle over environmental policy: the White House, the bureaucracy, Congress, and special interests.'

CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Hardship Fund: Brazilian Studies

Applications are invited from postgraduate students in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Life and Environmental Sciences Divisions of the University whose research is on Brazil and who, because of unexpected difficulties, need financial assistance to complete their postgraduate studies.

Please note that financial assistance is only available to postgraduate students who are already at the University and awards are not normally made to students in their first year of study. Amounts do not normally exceed £2,000 per annum.

There is no application form and candidates should apply in writing to Professor Leslie Bethell, Director, Centre for Brazilian Studies. The letter should include: (i) name, college, degree being studied, and terms of admission; (ii) the faculty/department under which he/she is studying and the subject of the thesis; (iii) details of actual or estimated income and expenditure in the year for which financial assistance is requested; (iv) the amount of the grant requested.

Letters of application must be accompanied by separate and reasoned recommendations from the student's supervisor and from the head, senior tutor, or tutor for graduates from his or her college.

Applications for financial assistance for 2004–5 should be submitted by the end of noughth week in Hilary Term and will be considered by the Committee in week 1 of term.

Applications should be sent to: Julie Smith, Administrator, Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND (e-mail: julie.smith@brazil.ox.ac.uk).


PHILIP GEDDES MEMORIAL PRIZES 2005

The Philip Geddes and Clive Taylor prizes are awarded each year for outstanding work in student journalism. The maximum value of both prizes is £1,000.

The Clive Taylor prize is awarded for sports journalism. There is also a St Edmund Hall Prize for which the maximum value is £500. The Philip Geddes prize is open to undergraduate members of the University who, by the end of Trinity Term 2005 will have completed the second year of their degree course; the Clive Taylor prize is open to both graduate and undergraduate students of the University. All candidates are expected to have involved themselves in journalism, including radio, television, or photography, in the University and elsewhere. Any student of St Edmund Hall who has fulfilled the appropriate conditions is free to apply for the Geddes or Taylor prize and the St Edmund Hall prize.

Candidates are asked to submit the following: (a) four copies of examples of a minimum of three and a maximum of six pieces of journalistic work completed whilst at the University, and (b) four copies of an outline of a specific journalistic project upon which the candidate proposes to spend the award. Applicants who do not submit the required number of copies or who submit more than the required pieces of work will be ineligible for the Prize.

Entries should reach Professor Richard Crampton at St Edmund Hall by midday on Wednesday, 9 February. It is hoped that interviews will take place on the morning of Wednesday, 16 February. Candidates should therefore keep that time free; because some interviewers have to come from outside Oxford alternative times cannot be arranged. Envelopes should be clearly marked `Philip Geddes Award' or `Clive Taylor Award'. The prize will be judged by two practising journalists, one fellow of St Edmund Hall and one other senior member of the University.

Candidates should ask their tutor to write separately to Professor Richard Crampton at St Edmund Hall, certifying that the candidate's journalism has not interfered with his or her academic work.

The awards are made on the condition that successful candidates later submit a report or project which demonstrates the use to which the prize-money was put. This report or project may then be added to the candidate's portfolio when applying for jobs in the media.


ROYAL COMMISSION FOR THE EXHIBITION OF 1851

Research Fellowships in Science or Engineering 2005

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 proposes to award approximately six two-year research fellowships in science or engineering in 2005 to young scientists or engineers of exceptional promise.

The fellowship stipend will be £21,700 for the first year, and £22,800 for the second year. Stipends are reviewed annually. In addition a London Weighting of £2,134 is payable in appropriate cases.

The fellowships are open to candidates in any of the physical or biological sciences, mathematics, applied science, or any branch of engineering. Candidates in mathematics (including applied mathematics) and the pure sciences who wish to transfer into engineering or a branch of applied science are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants in science subjects must normally have a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree, or be in the final stages of their doctora studies, which must be successfully completed before the provisional award of a fellowship will be confirmed. Candidates offering engineering do not have to be in possession of a Ph.D. (or equivalent) but must be of at least doctoral standard.

Candidates must be recommended by professors or heads of departments of HEIs in the UK. Applicants must be British, or citizens of the British Commonwealth or of the Republics of Ireland or Pakistan, and they should preferably be less than thirty years of age on 1 March 2005.

Fellowships may be held at any institution at home or abroad approved by the Commissioners, who will have a strong preference for candidates who wish to work at a university or institution other than the one at which they ad completed their studies. A conversion fellowship for mathematicians and pure scientists should preferably be held at an institution other than a university. If candidates wish to remain in the same place a very strong justification for the choice will be expected.

Applications should be sent to the Royal Commission by 25 February 2005. Appointments will be made in June 2005. Any queries on the scheme should be addressed direct to the Commission at the Sherfield Building, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (telephone: 020-7594 8790, e-mail: RoyalCom1851@imperial.ac.uk).

Further details and application forms may be obtained from Max Todd, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)80299, e-mail: max.todd@admin.ox.ac.uk), or from the Royal Commission's Web site at www.royalcommission1851.org.uk.

Those considering applying for one of these fellowships are reminded that all applications for research funding from external sponsors, at whatever stage, must be endorsed on behalf of the University by Research Services. Further information regarding the procedure for this is available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/grants/processes.shtml.


Industrial Fellowships 2005

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 proposes to offer about six industrial fellowships in 2005 to graduates working in British industry to encourage profitable innovation and creativity.

The fellowships are tenable for up to three years and provide 50 per cent of the fellow's salary (up to a limit of £20,000 per annum, reviewed annually) and university fees and overseas travel expenses (up to £3,500 per annum). An honorarium of £10,000 will be paid to the fellow's university on completion of the fellowship.

Applicants should have a good first degree in an appropriate discipline; be employed by a British company; have identified a research and/or development topic, leading to a patent, product or process specification within the timescale of the award; have an established link with appropriate staff at a British university; be British nationals, resident in the UK; and normally be within two years from graduation. Older candidates may apply but it is unlikely that those already with substantial postgraduate qualification will be accepted.

Those considering applying are reminded that all applications for research funding from external sponsors, at whatever stage, must be endorsed on behalf of the University by the Research Services Office. Further information regarding the procedure for this is available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/grants/processes.shtml.

Advice on how to apply is available from the Royal Commission's Web site at www.royalcommission1851.org.uk. The closing date for applications is Friday, 28 January 2005.

Enquiries should be addressed to Mr J. Middleton, CB, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, Sherfield Building, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (telephone: 020-7594 8790, fax: 020-7594 8794, e-mail: RoyalCom1851@imperial.ac.uk, Web site: http://www.royalcommission1851.org.uk).

M.SC. IN NEUROSCIENCE

Approval deadlines

Essay topics must be approved by the appropriate module organiser before the deadlines given below:

Module B2, Computational Neuroscience: Wednesday, 23 February

Module A1, Strategies for the analysis of synapses, neurons, and networks: Friday, 25 February

Module B1, Motor Systems: Wednesday, 2 March

Module C1, CNS Development, plasticity, and repair: Friday, 4 March

Module A2, Cognitive neuroscience: Monday, 7 March


Submission deadlines

Essays must be submitted to the Examination Schools by noon on the deadlines given below:

Module B2, Computational Neuroscience: Friday, 4 March

Module A1, Strategies for the analysis of synapses, neurons, and networks: Monday, 7 March

Module B1, Motor Systems : Monday, 14 March

Module C1, CNS Development, plasticity, and repair : Friday, 18 March

Module A2, Cognitive neuroscience: Wednesday, 23 March


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

The following changes in regulations made by the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, with the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Classics will come into effect on 17 December.

1 Educational Policy and Standards Committee

Regulations for the Conduct of University Examinations and Regulations for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 43, l. 9, insert:

`(4) In the case of a candidate against whom an order has been made by a University Court under section 11 (3) or section 21 (1) (e) of Statute XI or by the Appeal Court in similar terms (intentional or reckless breach of examination regulations), the examiners shall give effect to that order.

(5) Where the Proctors make a recommendation to the examiners in respect of a candidate under section 32 (3) of Statute XI (breach of examination regulations which is neither intentional nor reckless) the examiners shall give due weight to that recommendation in assessing the candidate's work.'

2 Ibid., p. 881, after 1. 37, insert new 6 as follows, and renumber 6 as 7:

`6. A candidate whose first application for transfer to D.Phil. status is not approved shall be permitted to make one further application, following the procedures laid down in clauses 1–4 above, and shall be granted an extension of time for one term if this is necessary for the purposes of making the application.'

3 Ibid., p. 882, after 1. 34, insert as follows and renumber 4 and 5 as 5 and 6 respectively:

`4. A candidate whose first application for confirmation of their status is not approved shall be permitted to make one further application following the procedures laid down in this section normally within one term of the original application, and shall be granted an extension of time for one term if this is necessary for the purposes of making the application.'

4 Ibid., 1. 40, after `a candidate's' insert: `second'.


2 Board of the Faculty of Classics

(a) M.St. in Greek and/or Latin Languages and Literature

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 700, l. 40, delete `92' and substitute `93'.

2 Ibid., p. 703, l. 31, after `submitting' insert `two'.

3 Ibid., after l. 36 insert:

`(2) Those offering only one option examined by presubmitted essays may submit the proposed titles of their two essays through their supervisors to the Graduate Studies Administrator, Classics Centre, Old Boys' School, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL, not later than Friday of the first week of Hilary Full Term. Otherwise they must submit the proposed titles of their two essays through their supervisors to the Graduate Studies Administrator, Classics Centre, Old Boys' School, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL, not later than Friday of the first week of Trinity Full Term.'

4 Ibid., renumber existing sub-sections (2) and (3) as (3) and (4) respectively.

5 Ibid., l. 46, after `OX1 4BG.', insert:

`If candidates are offering only one option examined by presubmitted essays, the essays may be sent as above to arrive not later than noon on the Thursday of the fifth week of Hilary Full Term. Otherwise they must be sent as above to arrive not later than noon on the Thursday of the sixth week of Trinity Full Term.'

5 Ibid., l. 46, delete `At least two of the essays', and substitute `If candidates are offering two options examined by presubmitted essays, at least two of the essays'.


(b) Special Regulations of the Divisional and Faculty Boards

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 907, delete ll. 42--8, and substitute:

`A thesis submitted for the Degree of M.Litt. in Classical Languages and Literature should not exceed 60,000 words. There is no minimum word limit but approximately 50,000 words would be accepted as a guideline. A thesis submitted for the Degree of D.Phil. should not exceed 100,000 words. There is no minimum word limit but approximately 80,000 words would be accepted as a guideline. The word limit excludes the bibliography, any text that is being edited or annotated, translations of Greek or Latin quoted, and any descriptive catalogue, but includes Greek or Latin quoted, footnotes and appendices.'

OBITUARIES

Keble College

GORDON RAE ANDERSON, 18 March 2004; English 1949. Aged 81.

DAVID JOHN CHRISTOPHER BEARDSMORE, 28 May 2004; Classics 1974. Aged 48.

JAMES ROGER BOOTH, 16 October 2004; Classics 1967. Aged 58.

DAVID GEOFFREY CHANDLER, 10 October 2004; History 1952. Aged 70.

THOMAS DESMOND COTTER-CRAIG, 22 April 2004; Forestry 1946. Aged 85.

DONALD HAMILTON EADIE, 31 January 2004; History 1949. Aged 75.

DONALD MAULE HARVELL GILL, 31 August 2004; Classics 1930. Aged 95.

GORDON DAVID GRIFFITH, 26 February 2004; Theology 1949. Aged 82.

DOUGLAS BASIL HALL, 8 April 2004; 1926. Aged 95.

ROBERT JOHN HALLIBURTON, 26 October 2004; Theology 1958. Aged 69.

JOHN GOODWIN HAMMERSLEY, 1 November 2004; Classics 1953. Aged 70.

THOMAS HENSHALL, 2 November 2004; Chemistryk 1935. Aged 87.

REGINALD GEORGE WILLIAM HOLLINGSHEAD, 12 March 2004; Chemistry 1945. Aged 80.

JOHN DEREK JARRETT, 28 March 2004; History 1948. Aged 76.

PETER CHARLES JOCELYN, 25 September 2004; Chemistry 1945. Aged 77.

ROWLAND LEMMON, 16 February 2004; History 1928. Aged 94.

ERIC BASIL MARSTRAND, 31 July 2004; Forestry 1950. Aged 72.

WILLIAM HENRY BLYTH MARTIN, 22 January 2004; History 1932. Aged 93.

WILLIAM FRANCIS MEDHURST, 2 February 2004; History 1936. Aged 87.

RONALD HERBERT HENRY MORLEY, 24 October 2004; Chemistry 1930. Aged 93.

FREDERICK STANLEY MURFIN, 27 March 2004; Chemistry 1949. Aged 73.

GRAHAM MYERS, 24 June 2004; Mathematics 1969. Aged 54.

LAWRENCE FRANK PELTOR, 8 April 2004; Theology 1930. Aged 95.

CHRISTOPHER PRIOR, 14 September 2004; Theology 1934. Aged 92.

MAURICE FRANK RING, 3 September 2004; Chemistry 1944. Aged 77.

NEVILLE LESLIE ARTHUR TIDWELL, 27 July 2004; Theology 1961. Aged 71.

ROBIN ALASTAIR MACKENZIE WATSON, 7 March 2004; Law 1962. Aged 61.

CYPRIAN HERBERT YONGE, 26 March 2004; Classics 1932. Aged 90.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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


Society for Graduates

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


Concert

Sun., 5 Dec. at 2.45 p.m., Holywell Music Room. The Oxford Chamber Music Society presents Ning Kam (prizewinner, Q Elisabeth Violin Competition) and Carole Presland (piano), who will play Schubert's Fantasy in C, Schnittke's First Sonata, and Bach's solo Partita in D minor, including the great Chaconne, and Corigliano's sonata. Tickets from the Playhouse 01865 305305, www.ticketsoxford.com, or at the door (some free to 8–22 year- olds).


International Conference

`City and Harbour: The Archaeology of Ancient Alexandria', 18–19 Dec., St Hugh's College. This conference will examine recent archaeological works, both land-based and maritime, furthering our understanding of ancient Alexandria. Selection of international scientists from a variety of disciplines will present a broad array of impressive works and findings. Open to all. Student rates. Check www.ocma.ox.ac.uk or contact Jonathan Cole at the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology on 01865 202243 or email jonathan.cole@archaeology.ox.ac.uk.


St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talk

The Art of Writing: 9 Dec., Writing, reading: escape or engagement?, Tim Pears. The talk will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. www.st-giles-church.org.


Volunteers Sought

The Oxford Centre for Neuro-Cognitive Studies has developed a free after-school tutoring programme to enable young people with dyslexia to receive specialist individual support. We're looking for Learning Mentors to help us deliver our Oxford Bright Sparks programme. Do you have experience of working with children, maybe as a parent/carer? Do you have an interest in supporting young people with learning needs? Can you spare one or two hours a week to help learners build their literacy and numeracy skills? This is a great opportunity to gain experience of working with children in an educational setting. We provide full induction training, on-going support and further training opportunities. Volunteers are unpaid, although we will reimburse reasonable travelling expenses. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check. For application details, contact Rob Webster at OCNC Studies on 01865 311292 or email rwebster@ocncstudies.org.uk. Closing date: Fri., 10 Dec.


Antiques Bought and Sold

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


Periodicals Bought and Sold

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


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Personal Training Services

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


Services Offered

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

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. Email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

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Situations Vacant

St Cross College is seeking to recruit an Accommodation and Premises Officer who will play a key role in managing its accommodation and premises. Applicants should have relevant experience and those with experience of Health and Safety matters will be particularly welcome. The college is seeking to appoint someone with very good organizational skills and the ability to pay attention to detail. Applicants should have good communication skills and be happy to work as part of a small team. Salary range: £16,450–£17,970. Closing date: Fri., 10 Dec. Further details are available from: The Bursar, St Cross College, St Giles, Oxford, OX1 3 LZ. Email: Maureen.doherty@stx.ox.ac.uk.

The Institute of Leadership for Law and Society is looking for an organised and self-motivated Administrator/Office Manager to join a small team in establishing a new Institute for Leadership in Law and Society. The post holder will provide assistance to the Director and Executive Director in the strategic establishment, growth and maintenance of the Institute and will oversee the financial, administrative and operational aspects of running the Institute and its programmes. S/he will have first-rate organisational and communication skills with the ability to use good judgment as well as a thorough knowledge of computer and accounting programmes. The appointment is for a 36.5-hour week, with a generous holiday allowance. Salary range: £20,000–£23,000 p.a., depending on experience. Some responsibility for Institute programmes on weekends or evenings may also be required. For further particulars and an application form, contact Dr D. Sandler, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Manor Road Building, Manor Road, Oxford. Email: deborah.sandler@csls.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 28423.

Wadham College seeks an IT Assistant to provide full-time support in the day-to-day running, maintenance, administration and development of college IT facilities. Applicants must be experienced in system administration of Microsoft Windows and Linux, and be well versed in the support of Ethernet networks, web development, and PC hardware. The successful applicant will possess a degree-level qualification in a computer-related area, or other equivalent training, and have at least one year's experience in an IT helpdesk role or similar. Benefits include conference bonus, meals on duty, health and pension schemes. Salary: £20,540 p.a. Closing date: 10 Dec. For a complete job description and application form, please contact The Domestic Bursar's Secretary, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN. Tel.: 01865 277963. Fax: 01865 277964. Email: sarah.macleod@wadham.oxford.ac.uk.


Houses to Let

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

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

Central Eynsham. Well-decorated, furnished or unfurnished house to let. This pretty and unusual stone-built converted coach house is secure and quiet. Large living room/kitchen with fridge, freezer, dishwasher. One double and one single bedroom, bathroom, large office/third bedroom, utility room, shower room, and walk-in wardrobe. Integral garage with plenty of storage space. Additional off-road parking spaces. Patio garden. Own private drive, well away from the street. Eynsham has an excellent bus service to Oxford, shopping facilities and good schools. Available immediately. £795 p.c.m. (incl. council tax). Tel.: 01865 880018. Mobile: 07771 873838. Email: Stephen.lord2@ntlworld.com.

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

Church Cowley. Spacious farmhouse conversion in quiet conservation area. Fully furnished with 2 reception rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, study, garden, garage and off-street parking. Situated 10 min. cycle ride from city centre on frequent bus route. Convenient for local shops and amenities. Available Jan., n- s only. £1,250 p.c.m. plus utilities and council tax. Contact robert.marshall@uk.renaultfl.com. Tel.: 01865 771296 (evenings).

Idyllic coach house, ten miles north of Oxford. Available from 1 Feb. Suitable for single person/couple: sitting room, kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, parking, magnificent views, bus service. £650 p.m. (exclusive). Tel.: 01993 813569 or 07976 438336.

New, unfurnished, carpeted, stone built house in popular village with close proximity to Oxford city centre and good access to London and the ring road. Finished to high standard, comprising 3 bedrooms (one en suite), family bathroom, fully-fitted kitchen/breakfast room, lounge/diner, equipped utility room, cloakroom. Large garden. Carport with parking for additional vehicle. Suit professional family/sharers. No DHSS. Tel.: 01865 351236 (weekday mornings only).

trong>Good-sized, semi-detached 3-bedroom house (one double, one twin, one single) in pleasant residential area, 1 mile from the city centre and near the University, Brookes University and hospitals; adjacent to South Park. Large living/dining room, fully-fitted kitchen, utility room with fridge, washing machine and dryer, dishwasher; conservatory, gardens and driveway for parking. Fully furnished with quality furniture and fitted carpets, g.c.h., double-glazing, alarm system. Maintained by owners living in Oxford. £920 p.c.m. Available 1 Jan. Please contact 01865 515342 or email diana_myatt@lineone.net.

Headington, long-term let. Three bedrooms, (1 single, 2 double), family bathroom with separate shower. Ground floor cloakroom, fitted kitchen (dishwasher, washing machine, oven/hob, fridge freezer), lounge/diner. French doors to small back garden and sideway. Garage plus car standing area. Views overlooking woodland and Southfield Golf Course. Interested? Tel.: 01865 769609 or 01865 437018.

Wadham Park, Oxford. Small modern house available 29 Dec. to 23 Jan. Situated in exceptionally quiet street 20 min. walk from the Bodleian Library, and close to the River Cherwell and University Parks. Two bedrooms (1 double, 1 with 2 bunks and 1 single-bed), study, living room with desk and TV. Large open-plan kitchen and dining area opens onto sunny, south-facing patio, and attractive fenced garden. Fridge, freezer, new gas cooker, and washing machine/dryer; free reserved parking for two. £950 p.m. Tel.: 01865 556 071, fax: 01865 510 823 (work), or email: benknighton@dunelm.org.uk.


Flats to Let

Freshly decorated flat on second (top) floor of purpose-built block in Osberton Road, Summertown. Fully furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, etc., plus washer/dryer, fridge/freezer. G.c.h., shower, garage and garden use. Living room and two double bedrooms. Available now to non-smokers. £750 p.c.m. for a one-year lease with possibility of renewal. Contact: binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk.

Two self-contained 1-bedroom flats overlooking Port Meadow, Wolvercote, Oxford. First immediately available at £600 p.c.m. plus bills. Second available Feb. on second floor of family house at £695 p.c.m. incl. bills (excl. telephone). Convenient for University and Oxford city, with rural surroundings. Parking, cycling and/or bus ride 15 min. to city centre. Suit quiet academic/other professional. References required. Email: wrldco@aol.com.

Light and spacious 2-bedroom furnished flat on the Banbury Road, Central North Oxford. Ideally situated for university, shops and schools. Approximately 3/4 mile from city centre and within easy reach of Summertown. £850 p.c.m. excl. bills. Please contact 01865 553294 or 07876233899 or email jaqueline.dealarcon@psych.ox.ac.uk.

Central Oxford, Albion Place. One-bedroom flat available for short-term let. Fully- furnished and equipped, very convenient for city centre (Christ Church 2 min. walk, Carfax 5 min. walk). From £875 p.c.m. depending on length of stay (incl. bills and broadband, excl. telephone calls). Available mid- Dec. Tel.: 07977 518507. http://flatcentraloxford.blogspot.com.

Summertown. Independent basement studio flat with separate entrance, en suite and cooking facilities. Perfect central location in quiet street. Non-smoking, single person only. £415 p.c.m. (incl.). Available end of Dec. Tel.: 01865 516446.


Accommodation Offered

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

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

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

The Abbeyfield Oxford Society Ltd.—keep your independence with support! Brian Lewis House, Oxford, situated near the city centre, with good bus connections. The House provides en suite rooms for nine elderly residents, and has a lovely garden. There is a resident House Manager and friendly, supportive staff. For details, please contact the Administrator on 01865 790439 or email brianlewis@ukonline.co.uk.

Architect's Spelsbury bungalow, bought for its beautiful views and quiet end of lane position, converted from 3-bedroom to 1 to create very large living and dining areas; en suite WC, basin and walk-in wardrobe for bedroom; 5 French windows open onto terrace and rolling farmland towards Wychwood forest; kitchen with new cooker, fridge, washing machine; 2nd WC and basin in bathroom off hall; large storage cupboards; warm air c.h.; natural wood and white walls throughout; fully furnished; new large 24ft pyramidal conservatory with surrounding banquette seating—seats 12! Garden, parking, 1½ miles to BR station. £145 p.w. Tel.: 0207 7369744 or 07890289697.

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

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

Accommodation offered to a female non-smoker. Own huge downstairs room with doors into tiny garden. Sharing kitchen and bathroom with one other (writer/editor). £230 p.c.m. plus bills. Situated in North Oxford close to canal path and Port Meadow. Residents' parking scheme. Call Victoria on 01865 243311 (office hours) or email victoria@vacationwork.co.uk.

Ground-floor room with bay window in house share with 3 postgraduate Oxford students, located on quiet street off St. Clement's, 50 metres from London and airport coach stops. House has new furnishings and bath, is in very good condition; new appliances incl. washer, dryer; broadband Internet; fenced patio/garden. Available immediately for contract until July. £320 p.c.m. plus c.£20 p.c.m. for utilities. Call 01865 200707 or 0870 7542930.

Prime location, Central North Oxford. Spacious, comfortable, quiet room available from Jan. for 3–6 months (flexible), use of all facilities. Easy walk to city centre, most colleges and departments; University Parks very close. Suitable for non-smoking female professional/post-doc. £110 p.w. incl. bills. Contact dorothymyers@gn.apc.org for more information.


Self-catering Apartments

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


Accommodation Sought

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

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

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


Holiday Lets

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

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

Christmas shopping in Paris! Available 12–22 Dec., also now in New Year from 7 Jan. 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 TV, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Three nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 p.w. or £950 p.c.m. for members of the University. (Non-member rates: £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J. J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or email: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

France, Languedoc-Roussillon, Aude Valley. Charming, well-equipped cottage on the fringes of Limoux in the heart of Cathar country; very large shady, secluded, terraced south-facing garden with orchard and wonderful view; 20 min. from Carcassonne Airport; 60 min. from the Mediterranean and the Pyrenees. Outdoor pool, canoeing, tennis, restaurants, shops, bike hire, River Aude, etc. all within walking/cycling distance. Wonderful walking, cycling, wine and food. Unsuitable for toddlers or wheel-chair users. Sleeps 2–3. £300 p.w. July and Aug.; £250 p.w. June and Sept.; £200 p.w. outside main holiday periods. Contact: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org or tel. 01865 512149 for more information.

South Eastern Italy. Two-bedroom apartment in the old port of Monopoli, on the shores of Apulia. Stunning apartment on top floor of an 18th century palazzo with stone floors, carved wooden beams and high ceilings; 80 sq.m., sleeps 3. All mod. cons. (incl. air conditioning, c.h., dishwasher, jacuzzi, w/machine, stereo and new beds). In quiet old quarter of peaceful seaside town. Sweeping views of the Adriatic sea from virtually every room. Incl. 170 s.qm. rooftop terrace with views of sea, mountains, and medieval quarter below. Five min. walk to sandy beach, 16th century castle, city walls, and ancient fishing harbour. Forty-five min. by train or car from the international airports of Bari (Ryanair) and Brindisi, and 10 min. from the 18-hole San Dominico golf club. Near cave dwellings and world-famous pre-Greek and Roman conical stone buildings (trulli), now a World Heritage Site. Price p.w.: Christmas, New Year, Easter, 1–15 July and Sept.: €750; June, second half of Sept., Oct.: €600; Aug. €900; €400 the rest of the year. Minimum stay: 3 nights. Please contact Angela Montemurro on 0039 32827 68344 or email linamonte@aliceposta.it.

Berlin studio flat (sleeping 2–4 people). Located within walking distance of major museums, the Reichstag, Humboldt University, in the district of Mitte. This newly renovated apartment overlooking a quiet courtyard is equipped with c.h., dishwasher, washing machine, and modern furnishing. €60 per day, €400 p.w., €1,200 p.m., inclusive of electricity, heating, water, bedding. For more information, please contact Teresa Zonno. Email: zonnot@t-online.de or tel/fax: 0049 30 2167327.

GEORGE EASTMAN VISITING PROFESSORSHIP 2007–8 OR 2008–9

The University invites applications for the George Eastman Visiting Professorship in the academic year 2007–8 or 2008–9 from citizens of the United States, eminent in teaching or research, in a branch of university study within the Life and Environmental Sciences or the Social Sciences. The Visiting Professor is normally resident in Oxford for one academic year and is required to deliver twenty-four lectures or classes during that time. In parallel with holding the chair, the Professor will be elected to a Professorial Fellowship at Balliol College. Eastman House, the official residence of the pofessor, is provided free of charge. A professorial stipend is payable for the year, and the University meets the cost of the professor's return air fare from the US.

Information about the constituent units of the Life and Environmental Sciences Division and the Social Sciences Division can be found at http://www.ox.ac.uk/departments/.

Applications should be made in the form of a detailed curriculum vitae and publication list, and the names, addresses, and contact details of three referees who have agreed to act on this occasion (at least one of whom should be a representative of the candidate's current or most recent employer). The University will assume that it is free to approach referees at any stage unless the candidate's application stipulates otherwise.

Applications should be sent to the Secretary, Board of Electors to the George Eastman Visiting Professorship, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. The closing date for applications is 31 March 2005.

The board of electors expects to reach a decision during June/July 2005. The board has also invited nominations from the Life and Environmental Sciences Division and the Social Sciences Division.


JAMES P.R. LYELL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN THE HISTORY OF THE EARLY MODERN PRINTED BOOK

The University proposes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to the Lyell Research Fellowship with effect from 1 October 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment, initially for two years with a possible renewal for one year, is open to postdoctoral scholars working on any aspect of the history of the book in the handpress period (roughly 1450–1800). The successful candidate will be elected to a Research Fellowship at Merton College.

The post will be on the RS1A scale (salary £19,460–£29,128).

Further particulars are available from the Modern History Administrator, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD (telephone: Oxford (2)77253, e-mail: administrator@history.ox.ac.uk), and applications should be made to the same address by no later than 21 January. Applicants are asked to arrange for two references to be sent to the above address by the closing date.


DILTS-LYELL RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN GREEK PALAEOGRAPHY

In association with Lincoln College

Oxford University, in association with Lincoln College, invites applications from postdoctoral scholars for the Dilts-Lyell Research Fellowship in Greek Palaeography with effect from 1 October 2005, tenable for four years and non-renewable. The appointment will be funded by the Dilts benefaction to Lincoln College together with the J.P.R. Lyell bequest to the University. The salary scale offered is at present in the range £27,116–£35,883 per annum. The post carries full senior common rights at Lincoln College as well as other benefits including generous research support from the Lyell Electors. The successful candidate will have access to single occupancy accommodation in college at his/her own expense or, alternatively, an office in college.

The fellow will be expected to undertake advanced research in the field of Greek Palaeography and Textual Criticism and to contribute to the study of palaeography across the University. In addition, the fellow will be expected to give a number of lectures or classes per year for the University, to supervise graduate students both in college and elsewhere in the University, to assist with the undergraduate admissions exercise in December and where appropriate to provide undergraduate tutorial teaching.

Further particulars are available from the college Web site, http://www.lincoln.ox.ac.uk, or from the College Secretary, Lincoln College, Oxford OX1 3DR (telephone: Oxford (2)79801, fax: (2)79802, e-mail: juliet.montgomery@lincoln.ox.ac.uk). Applicants are asked to submit seven copies of the following, by Thursday, 6 January: a letter of application which must include the names of three referees, who should be asked to submit their references by the closing date; a research proposal of no more than 1,000 words; and a detailed curriculum vitae. Applications by e-mail are not acceptable.

Lincoln College and the University are equal opportunities employers.


CENTRAL ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES (PROJECT ISIDORE)

Appointment of Analyst/Programmer

The University is looking for an experienced Oracle analyst/programmer to join a development team responsible for writing `add-ons' and interfaces to a package student information solution.

Applicants should have at least two years' experience of developing solutions on an Oracle platform, using PL/SQL and Oracle Forms and Reports. The person appointed will be creative, accurate, and well-organised in his or her approach to work; be willing to extend his/her technical skills as required; and will be a good team player, committed to the success of the project.

Some experience of systems analysis and database design issues is highly desirable. Previous experience of student administration systems development, and/or working in the context of Oracle applications, would be very useful.

This post is for a fixed term of two years. The salary will be fixed according to experience, within the range £22,507–£29,128 (discretionary range to £35,883).

Further particulars may be obtained from Melanie Holdak (telephone: Oxford (2)70120, e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk), and may also be found at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.

Applications, including a covering letter indicating how the applicant meets the requirements of the post, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Mrs J.A. Pengelly, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by noon on 10 December. Interviews will be held on 17 December.


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Phizackerley Senior Scholarship

Balliol College proposes to elect a Phizackerley Senior Scholar in the Medical Sciences. The scholarship, which will be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit, are open to graduates currently working in Oxford who are reading, or intend to read, for a D.Phil. Applicants will normally be in at least their first year and not later than their second year of graduate work at the time of application.

The scholarship will be awarded for a maximum of two years. Scholars will take up their award on 1 October 2005.

The value of the scholarship is £1,750 a year. In addition, the scholars will receive free meals, and they will be entitled to dine twice a week at High table. The scholar will be entitled to accommodation (for which a charge will be made) until he or she has completed the University residence requirements. This accommodation will be in the Graduate Centre at Holywell Manor.

Application forms may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ. Candidates are requested to return two copies of their applications by Monday, 31 January (third week of Hilary Term). Candidates are requested to ask their referees to write to the Senior Tutor by the same date. The college hopes to interview short- listed applicants during the week commencing Monday, 21 February (sixth week).


CHRIST CHURCH

Fowler Hamilton Visiting Research Fellowships 2006–7

Christ Church proposes to elect Fowler Hamilton Visiting Fellows, in the Humanities and Social Sciences, from overseas for up to eleven months in the period September 2006 to August 2007. The fellowships are intended to enable distinguished senior scholars to pursue their own study and research as members of the college community.

The fellows will be expected to reside in Oxford during the period of tenure. They will be entitled to free family accommodation, use of a study room in college and free lunches and dinners. Return economy fares from the country of origin will be paid for each fellow and his/her family. Limited stipends may also be offered depending on individual circumstances.

Further details may be obtained from the Dean's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)76161, fax: (2)76238, e-mail: jan.bolongaro@chch.ox.ac.uk), and applications must be received by 11 February 2005 at the latest. The further particulars can also be seen on the college Web site, http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/jobs/jobs.htm.

Christ Church is an equal opportunities employer.


LINACRE COLLEGE

Mary Blaschko Graduate Scholarships

Linacre College proposes to elect to two Graduate Scholarships, of a value of £2,000 per annum, tenable for one year from 1 October 2005, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The scholarships are open to suitably qualified students reading or intending to read for a research degree in the arts and humanities. At the time of taking up the scholarships, scholars must have been admitted as postgraduate students by a relevant faculty of the University, and must be, or become, members of Linacre College.

Applications forms may be obtained from the College Secretary, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA or at http://www.linacre.ox.ac.uk/college /scholarships/. Closing date for applications: 31 January.


Domus Research Studentships

Linacre College proposes to elect to not more than four Domus Studentships, tenable in the first instance for one year from 1 October 2005, with the possibility of election for a second or third year subject to satisfactory work and progress. The value of these studentships will be £250 per year. They will not normally be tenable after the students' liability for university and college fees has ended. Holders of Domus Studentships will be given priority in the allocation of college accommodation.

Candidates for these Studentships will be either students who intend to begin reading for a higher degree or diploma at the University in October 2005, or current students of Linacre College in their first or second years. There is no restriction of subject.

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


Junior Research Fellowships

Linacre College proposes to make elections to not more than three Junior Research Fellowships tenable for one year in the first instance from 1 October 2005 and renewable for a second year. Junior Research Fellows will receive a book allowance of £250 per annum and enjoy dining rights in college. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university; there is no restriction of subject, but candidates should be intending to engage in research at postdoctoral level.

Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship; and to be assured of adequate funding for the duration of a Junior Research Fellowship.


EPA Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellowships

Linacre College proposes to make elections to not more than three EPA Cephalosporin Junior Research Fellowships tenable for one year in the first instance from 1 October 2005 and renewable for a second year. Junior Research Fellows will receive a book allowance of £250 per annum and enjoy dining rights in college. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university, but candidates should be intending to engage in research at postdoctoral level in the fields of the medical, biological, or chemical sciences.

Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship; and to be assured of adequate funding for the duration of a Junior Research Fellowship.

Application for either of the Junior Research Fellowships detailed above, on a form available from the Principal's Secretary or electronically (http://www.linacre.ox.ac .uk/college/scholarships/jrfsapp.doc), should be made to the Senior Tutor, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA, giving details of the applicant's academic record and proposed course of research. Ten copies of the full application (UK applicants only) should be submitted by the closing date and applicants should request two referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Closing date for applications and references: 31 January.


ORIEL COLLEGE

Herbert and Ilse Frankel Memorial Studentship in Economics or Political Economy

Following a generous endowment in memory of Herbert and Ilse Frankel, Oriel College offers a Graduate Studentship in Economics or Political Economy, tenable from 1 October 2005. The award provides £5,000 per annum for two years, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

Under the terms of the benefaction supporting this studentship preference will be given to candidates currently in their first or second year of graduate study who are embarking on, or are already pursuing doctoral research on, the role and functions of markets or incentives in developing or transitional economies, in particular (though not restricted to) South Africa or Israel. Such interests may include theoretical or empirical economic analysis, historical, demographic or public policy aspects.

Further particulars are available from the Graduate Secretary, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW (telephone: Oxford (2)76520—please leave a message, or e-mail: susan.ison@oriel.ox.ac.uk).

Applicants should submit five copies of a curriculum vitae, a research proposal, and a covering letter to the Graduate Secretary by 31 January 2005. Applicants should also ask two referees to write to the Graduate Secretary by the closing date. It is expected that interviews will take place during February 2005.


QUEEN'S COLLEGE

Laming Junior Fellowship

The governing body proposes to elect to two Laming Junior Fellowships in the field of living foreign languages or modern subjects connected therewith.

A candidate for a Junior Fellowship must be a British citizen and a member of the University, who shall normally not, on the first day of tenure of the fellowship, have entered upon the twenty-fifth term from his or her matriculation at the university where he or she obtained a first degree.

The fellowships will be tenable for one year from 1 October 2005 and may be extended for a further year. The fellow(s) will be required to reside in the foreign country to which the course of study relates for a period determined by the governing body, and, apart from reasonable vacations, will be required to reside in Oxford for any part of the period of the appointment not spent abroad.

The total emoluments and allowances will amount to not less than £11,222 per annum. University fees, where appropriate, may be paid in addition. During residence in Oxford, fellows are entitled to lunch and dine at the common table free of charge.

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW (e-mail: academic.administrator@queens.ox.a c.uk). The closing date for entries is 31 January 2005.


Junior Research Fellowship in Philosophy

The governing body proposes to elect to a Junior Research Fellowship in Philosophy tenable for three years. The successful candidate will enter upon the fellowship on 1 October 2005.

The basic stipend of the fellowship, which is pensionable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme, is £15,012 (under review), subject to adjustment in the light of any other emoluments enjoyed by the fellow or in the light of any general alteration to university stipends. The fellow will be entitled to free rooms in college (or in approved cases to an allowance of £2,885 (under review) in lieu), and to free meals in college. Other allowances are available. The fellow may, with the leave of the governing body, engage in teaching up to a maximum of six hours weekly and, if teaching, would normally be expected to give priority to the college's own teaching needs.

Candidates must by 1 October 2005 have passed all the examinations required for a first degree at Oxford or another university, and must not have accumulated more than six years in full-time postgraduate study or research (not necessarily continuous).

An application form may be obtained from the College Office, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW (telephone: Oxford (2)79166, e-mail: particulars@queens.ox.ac.uk), or at http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/vacancies. Applications (six copies) should be submitted to the College Office not later than 20 December. E-mail applications will not be acceptable.


ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Graduate Scholarships 2005

St Hugh's College is offering up to eight scholarships to graduates for research with effect from October 2005, each of £2,000 per annum, for a period not extending beyond their fee-paying status, and subject to satisfactory progress.

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

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

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

Further particulars can be obtained from the Academic Administrator (e-mail: marie.mcallister@st- hughs.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 7 January.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Y.T. Hsu Scholarships 2005 (Nineteenth-century Chinese history)

Two Graduate Studentships are available at St John's College from 1 October 2005.

The awards are intended to support or partially support Modern History students in the field of nineteenth-century Chinese history. Applicants with interest in any aspect of the latter are encouraged to apply although special consideration may be given to those studying the area of the Anglo-French Expedition in Beiing (1858–60) and Boxer Rebellion (1900).

The awards are open to those who have already embarked upon a degree at the University, or those applying to begin a degree in autumn 2005. International Students who wish to apply will also need to secure an ORS Award.

The awards will provide both college and university fees at the home rate, and will also provide maintenance. The awards will continue, subject to satisfactory progress, up to the end of the normal period of study of the degree for which the student is registered at the time of taking up the award, subject to a maximum of three years. Additional funding may also be granted to the successful candidates for the purposes of editing and sorting the primary sources and materials in English archives, relating to the Anglo-French Expedition in Beijing (1858) and Boxer Rebellion (1900).

Selection will be by application form and references, and the submission of written work may be requested. There will be no interview. Application forms may be obtained from the Tutor for Graduates' Secretary, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP (e-mail: graduate.admissions@sjc.ox.ac.uk). Information is also available on the St John's College Web site at http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk/.

Four copies of complete applications should be sent to the Tutor for Graduates' Secretary, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP. Applications should consist of a full curriculum vitae, together with a statement of research of no more than 1,000 words, and the completed application form. Applicants should arrange for three referees to write directly to the Tutor for Graduates' Secretary.

Applications must be submitted, and referees' reports received, by Friday, 17 December. Applicants will be notified of the outcome as soon as practicable thereafter.

St John's College is committed to equal opportunities.


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Official Fellowship and University Lecturership (CUF) in Modern History

In association with the Faculty of Modern History

University College proposes to appoint a fellow and Tutor in Modern History with effect from 1 October 2005. The fellowship will be held in conjunction with a University Lecturership (CUF) in the Faculty of Modern History.

Applications are invited in the field of Nineteenth and Twentieth-Century European history, with a preference for research interests in Germany, Central and Eastern Europe, or Russia (excluding Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union).

The fellow will be required to undertake at least eight hours of teaching a week for the college in relevant courses in Modern History and its Joint Schools, and to give lectures and undertake graduate teaching and supervision for the faculty. The combined college and university salary is on an age-related scale up to £45,707 per annum, plus allowances.

Further particulars, covering both the college and university posts, and the application and selection procedures, may be obtained from the Senior Tutor, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH (e-mail: anne.knowland@university-college.ox.ac.uk), or from http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk. Applications (eight copies), and three references should be sent to the same address. The closing date for receipt of applications and references is Friday, 14 January. Interviews are likely to be held on Friday, 18 February.

University College and the University are equal opportunities employers.


WADHAM COLLEGE

Keeley Visiting Fellowship

Wadham College proposes to elect a distinguished visitor to Oxford to a Visiting Fellowship for all or part of the academic year 2005–6. The fellowship, which is for a scholar who will already have full financial support, it intended to provide the visitor with a social base where he or she can meet academics with a broader range of interests than might otherwise be likely within a single faculty or department. Nominations are invited from faculties or departments, and from individual senior members of the University.

The Visiting Fellow will be a member of the college's senior common room and will be entitled to lunch and dinner free of charge at common table. Some secretarial help will be available from the Fellows' Secretary, and a small allowance will be available for certain academic expenses. Accommodation is not provided. The fellowship is open to persons undertaking academic research in any subject.

Nominations should be sent before 7 January to the Fellows' Secretary, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN. These should include curriculum vitae, a list of key publications, and a brief statement by the candidate of the work to be pursued in Oxford. This should be supported by a letter of recommendation from the nominator and by two other references from outside Oxford. Candidates should please ask their referees to send their references direct to the fellows' Secretary by the same date. The college expects to make an election on 9 March 2005.


Appointment of IT Assistant

Wadham College seeks an IT assistant to provide full-time support in the day-to-day running, maintenance, administration, and development of college IT facilities.

Applicants must be experienced in system administration of Microsoft Windows and Linux, and be well versed in the support of ethernet networks, Web development and PC hardware.

The successful applicant will possess a degree-level qualification in a computer-related area, or other equivalent training, and have at least one year's experience in an IT helpdesk role or similar.

Benefits include conference bonus, meals on duty, health and pension schemes. Salary: £20,540 per annum.

A job description and application form may be obtained from the Domestic Bursar's Secretary, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN (telephone: Oxford (2)77963; fax: (277964, e-mail: sarah.macleod@wadham.oxford.ac.uk ). Closing date for applications: 10 December.

Wadham College is an equal opportunities employer.


GONVILLE AND CAIUS COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

College Lectureship in History

Gonville and Caius College invites applications for a College Lectureship in History. Applications are welcome from individuals in any area taught within the Cambridge Historical Tripos.

The successful candidate will be required to teach at the undergraduate level for six hours a week if he or holds a post in the University or ten hours a week otherwise.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a further two years and thereafter reappointment to the retiring age. The annual stipend of a College Lecturer who does not hold a university or other office is currently on the scale £22,598–£30,047 a year if non-resident in college, and £20,446–£27,895 a year if resident in college.

It is intended that the person appointed will take up the lectureship either immediately upon appointment or on a date to be agreed before 1 October 2005.

Further particulars can be obtained from the college Web site at http://www.cai.cam.ac.uk, or in writing from the Senior Tutor, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge CB2 1TA. Completed applications should be sent by 24 December. Candidates are also asked to arrange for three supporting references to be sent to the same address, and by the same date.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Appointment of Senior Bursar

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Bursar to take up office on or before 1 April 2005. The Senior Bursar is the principal financial officer of the college and is supported by a well-qualified in-house team and professional advisers. The successful candidate will be expected to play a leading part in developing the strategic direction, management and enhancement of the college's assets and of its management information and accounting systems.

The Senior Bursar works closely with the Domestic Bursar, who is responsible for the day-to-day management of the internal workings of the college, its catering and conference activities and its maintenance staff. The successful candidate will be elected a fellow of the college for the duration of the tenure of the office. He or she will be offered an attractive salary, plus assistance with relocation to the Cambridge area if required.

Applications should be submitted in strict confidence, with current curriculum vitae and remuneration details, to the advising consultant, Jerry Wright. Please apply, quoting reference OG3607, to joh@prismrecruitment.com or to Prism Executive Recruitment, Prism House, 40 London Road, Staines, Middlesex TW18 4HD. Candidates who wish to make informal enquiries about the post are encouraged to contact the Master by e-mailing his Assistant, Sarah Dodsworth (e-mail: s.e.dodsworth@joh.cam.ac.uk).


TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Junior Research Fellowships 2005

Trinity College intends to hold an election of Junior Research Fellows on 3 October 2005. Applications are invited from candidates who are not already members of the college and who are working in mathematics and the physical sciences, music, religious studies, history of art, philosophy (including history of philosophy and philosophy of science), literature, and classics.

The purpose of Junior Research Fellowships is to offer men and women of exceptional calibre who are at an early stage of their academic careers an opportunity to pursue research for up to four years. The emoluments of a fellow are reviewed annually. Currently the stipend is £19,729 per year (under review), and there are various additional benefits. Candidates must not have completed more than three-and-a-half years of full-time research by 3 October 2005.

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the college Web site, at http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/ or from the Co-ordinator of External Research Fellowship Competition, Trinity College, Cambridge CB2 1TQ (e-mail: ccerf@trin.cam.ac.uk).

Completed application forms and supporting documents must reach the college by 4 p.m. on 1 March 2005. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

Friday 3 December

DR F. MOORE `Technology in a car factory' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

E. TARLO: `Hijab in London: metamorphosis, resonance and effects' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR STEVEN GREENBERG: `A multi-tier theoretical framework for understanding spoken language' (lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 4.30 p.m.

SIR JEREMY LEVER and JOHN REDWOOD, MP: `Conclusions' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR F. JABER: `Shiism in post-conflict Iraq' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.


Saturday 4 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

REVIEW OF GOVERNANCE: submissions to be received by today (e-mail: secretary.faculties@admin.ox.ac.uk).


Monday 6 December

WORKSHOP: `Anglo-Portuguese relations and the Empire', Modern History Faculty Building, 10 a.m.–6.30 p.m.

WORKSHOP: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting' (conclusion of St Cross–All Souls series of lectures), All Souls (further information from Roz Britton-Strong—e-mail: coin-room@ashmus.ox.ac.uk).

DR KALYPSO NICOLAÏDIS and PROFESSOR ALEXIS TADIÉ: `Entente Cordiale' (workshop), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's (continues tomorrow).

DR JOSEPH WESTPHAL: `The battle over environmental policy: the White House, the bureaucracy, Congress, and special interests' (lecture), Okinaga Room, Wadham, 5 p.m.


Wednesday 8 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection—for all staff' (day 1), 9.30 a.m., and `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).


Thursday 9 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection—for all staff' (day 2), 9.30 a.m., and `Lecturing' (final of three seminars), 12.15 p.m. (see information above).


Tuesday 14 December

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


Wednesday 15 December

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


Thursday 16 December

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


2005

Wednesday 5 January

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


Tuesday 11 January

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


Wednesday 12 January

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


Tuesday 18 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Introductory Certificate in First-line Management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).


Friday 21 January

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


Tuesday 25 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Introductory Certificate in First-line Management', 9.30 a.m.; `Small Group Teaching' (for humanities and social sciences—first meeting), 12.15 p.m.; and `Induction seminar for new contract researchers', 3.30 p.m. (see information above).


Wednesday 26 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Small Group Teaching' (for Sciences and Medical Sciences—first meeting), 12.15 p.m.


Thursday 27 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Welcome to the University', 2 p.m. (see information above).