Oxford University Gazette: 20 February 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4650: 20 February 2003

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University Acts

CONGREGATION 13 February

Election of Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum

On Thursday, 13 February, the following were duly elected to hold office from Hilary Term 2003 until Hilary Term 2007:

1. THE RT. HON. LORD BUTLER OF BROCKWELL, GCB, CVO, Master of University

2. M.J. KEMP, MA, Fellow of Trinity


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Ashwin, P.W.H., Institute for the Advancement of University Learning

Benson, C.A., Magdalen

Brookshaw, D., BA, Wadham

Gundle, R., BM, B.Ch., MA, D.Phil., St Catherine's

Milne, R.R., Wolfson

Nicolin, G.L., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

O'Leary, D.A.P., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Salvesen, A.G., MA, D.Phil., Wolfson

Sutherland, A.L., D.Phil., Somerville

Walden, L.M., University Library Services

Wyatt, J.G., Institute for the Advancement of University Learning


DIVISIONAL BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 7 March, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

CONGREGATION 25 February

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises questions to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the resolutions carried without a meeting under the provisions of Sect. 7 (1) of Statute IV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 100).

Declaration of approval of Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon JOHN BRADEMAS, D.PHIL. (BA Harvard), Honorary Fellow of Brasenose College, President Emeritus of New York University and former Member of the Congress of the United States, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE HON. ROBERT HAWKE, AC, B.LITT. (BA (Econ.), LL.B. University of Western Australia), Honorary Fellow of University College, former Prime Minster of Australia, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon 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, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon 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, be approved.


CONGREGATION 11 March 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against or to propose an amendment to the Legislative Proposal at item 1 below or the proposed change in Congregation Regulations at item 2 below, or of any intention to speak or to ask a question concerning the Annual Review of the University at item 3 below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 3 March (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note below).

1 Voting on Legislative Proposal: Griffith Institute

Explanatory note

The following Legislative Proposal submitted by Council under Part 2 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2001, p. 161), which is promoted on the recommendation of the Oriental Studies Board, transfers responsibility for the Griffith Institute for Egyptology, and the A.H. Gardiner Settlement for Egyptological Purposes, from the Ashmolean Museum to the faculty board. At the same time opportunity is taken to put the relevant provisions into modern drafting style, and to delete reference to an anonymous gift to the institute in 1967 which has now been spent.

 

WHEREAS it is expedient to amend the arrangements for management of the Griffith Institute and associated bequests, NOW the university of oxford, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, enacts, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, as follows.

In § 8 of Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning the trust funds for the Ashmolean Museum (Statutes, 2000, pp. 585--6, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 21 September 2000 and by the changes in regulations published on 14 November 2002, and redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 3; Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), under `Griffith Institute', delete items [1]–[3] and substitute:

 

`[1]

1. The bequests of Professor and Mrs Griffith accepted by the University by Decree (2) of 25 January 1938 shall be applied for the purpose in the first place of furnishing and endowing a home or institute for Egyptological Study, and in the second place, after that purpose has been sufficiently accomplished, for the purpose of the expansion of the home or institute to Babylonian or other departments of archaeological research.

2. The institute shall be named the Griffith Institute in memory of the principal benefactors.

3. The institute and the net income of the Griffith Bequests shall be administered by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

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

 

[2]

1. The benefaction arising from the A.H. Gardiner Settlement for Egyptological Purposes of 10 March 1939 shall form a fund, the net income of which shall be expended for the general purposes of Egyptology.

2. The fund shall be administered by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies.

3. Regulation 2 above may be amended by Council.'


2 Voting on Change in Congregation Regulations: Religious Services and Sermons

Explanatory note

The following change in regulations is promoted by Council, on the recommendation of the Committee for the Nomination of Select Preachers, in order to accommodate the wish of Queen's College to host the University Sermon on Trinity Sunday on an annual basis. The colleges that will be affected by these changes have been consulted and no major objection has been raised.

Text of Regulation

1 In regulation 6.10 of Congregation Regulations 3 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4612, 13 February 2002, p. 777), delete paragraph (6) and substitute: `(6) in Queen's College, on Trinity Sunday;

(7) in rotation, in one of those college and societies which have so agreed with the Committee for the Nomination of Select Preachers, on the fourth Sunday of Michaelmas Full Term and on the eighth Sunday of Hilary Full Term.'

2 This change shall be effective from 1 October 2003.


3 Presentation of the Annual Review of the University

The Annual Review of the University for 2001–2 (Supplement *2 to Gazette Vol. 133, January 2003) will be presented and may be discussed.

Notices

PROFESSORSHIP OF SOCIAL PSYCHIATRY

THOMAS PATRICK BURNS (MB, B.CHIR., MA, MD Cambridge), Professor of Community Psychiatry, St George's Hospital Medical School, London, and Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist, SW London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 May 2003.

Professor Burns will be a fellow of Kellogg College.


COMMITTEE ON STATUTES BEFORE THE PRIVY COUNCIL

Notice of consent to the amendment of the Statutes of Nuffield College

The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, acting on authority delegated to it by Council, consents on behalf of the University to the amendments to Statutes I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, X, XI and the addition of new Statutes X, XI, and XII of Nuffield College approved by the Governing Body on 8 June 2002, 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, 21 January 2003.

The effect of the amendments is to update the provisions of the Statutes, remove outdated material, and provide for the appointment of an Acting Warden.


NOTICE OF ELECTION

Joint Committee with the Elected Representatives of the Clerical, Library, Ancillary,

Parks, and Gardens Employees Notice is hereby given that there will be an election on Wednesday, 19 March 2003, of directly elected representatives of ancillary, gardens, and parks staff (who will be members of the JCER) and six directly elected representatives of the clerical and library staff (three of whom will be members of the JCER; the other three will act as substitutes and will be available to represent employees on an individual basis). The directly elected representatives will hold office until 31 March 2005 and will be eligible for re-election.

The eight representatives are to be elected as follows:

Constituency 1: gardens and parks staff. One representative to be nominated by, and elected from, his or her own number by gardens and parks staff in a single constituency.

Constituency 2: ancillary staff. One representative to be nominated by, and elected from, his or her own number by ancillary staff in a single constituency.

Constituency 3: clerical and library staff. Six representatives, to be nominated by, and elected from, his or her own number by clerical and library staff in a single constituency.

The directly elected representatives who are eligible for re-election are:

For clerical and library staff: Mr G. Earle, Ashmolean Museum; Ms G. Hicks, Bodleian Law Library; Mrs E. Iredale, University Offices; Mrs L. Mills, Computing Services; Mrs N. Tomlin, Computing Services; plus one vacancy in the clerical and library constituency.

For ancillary, gardens, and parks staff: Mr R. McCall, Security Services (ancillary constituency); plus one vacancy in the gardens and parks constituency.

Nominations in writing, indicating the names and departments of the proposer and the seconder, who shall both be electors of the constituency involved, together with a statement from the nominee that he/she is willing to stand for election, are now invited and should be sent to Miss K. Leahy, University-side Joint Secretary, Joint Committee with the Elected Representatives of the Clerical, Library, Ancillary, Parks, and Gardens Employees, University Offices, Wellington Square, so as to arrive no later than 12 noon on Friday, 28 February. Candidates are also invited, at the time of nomination, to submit a paragraph of not more than 100 words about themselves and what they hope to contribute as representatives. This information will be distributed with the voting papers. If candidates would like assistance in putting together this statement, or would like to find out more about the role of the directly elected representatives, they should contact Miss Katy Leahy, in Personnel Services, on extension (2)80180.

Voting papers will be distributed through departments on Monday, 10 March, to be returned by 12 noon on Tuesday, 18 March.


COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

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

                                          Appointed by

Cookson Professorship of
  Materials

The Warden of Keble
(Chairman)                     Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Master of St Catherine's   ex officio
Sir Bryan  Tomlinson           Council
Professor M.  Ruhle            Council
Professor G.D.W. Smith         Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Professor D. Clary             Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Professor D.G. Pettifor        Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Dr J. King                     Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board
Dr R.I. Todd                   Linacre College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Statute IX

(Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 108).


MUSICAL EVENTS

Christ Church

CHRIST CHURCH FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA will perform Ravel's Introduction et allegro, Debussy's Danses sacreés et profanes, and Bruckner's Symphony no. 7, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, 1 March, in Christ Church Cathedral. Tickets, costing £12 and £8 (students and under-18s £8 and £5), may be obtained from the Playhouse, tel. 305305, or from www.ticketsoxford.com

(further details at www.ccfo.org.uk).


Magdalen College

THE HILLIARD ENSEMBLE will perform Tallis, Lamentations, and Tye, Missa Sine Nomine, at 8.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 March, in the chapel, Magdalen College. Tickets cost £18.50

(front row block), £15, and £6 (restricted view). (Enquiries: david.skinner@magd.ox.ac.uk.)

THE MAGDALEN COLLEGE MIXED-VOICE CHOIR will perform Magdala, directed by David Skinner (debut recital by the new mixed-voice choir), and sixteenth-century tributes to Josquin Des Prez, including Johannes Richafort, Requiem; Jacquet of Mantua, Dum vastos Adriae fluctus; and Orlando Lassus, Magnificat Praeter rerum sierem, at 8.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in the chapel, Magdalen College. Tickets cost £8, concessions £4. (Enquiries: david.skinner@magd.ox.ac.uk.)


COMMITTEE FOR THE ARCHIVES

Annual Report 2001--2

Committee

The Principal of Linacre (on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor), Chairman
The Assessor
The Registrar
Mrs Mary Clapinson (representing Bodley's Librarian)
Dr J.M. Roberts
Professor R. Fox
Mr L.N. Goldman
Ms R.C. Dunhill, formerly County Archivist, Hampshire
Dr R.J. Palmer, Librarian, Lambeth Palace

The Committee, in accordance with its usual practice, met twice during the year. It approved a comprehensive set of performance measures for the Archives which will be implemented in 2002--3. As part of the framework of performance measurement, the Archives' mission and strategic objectives have been defined and approved in the following terms:

The University Archives exists to select and preserve the administrative records of the University and its departments, and to make them, and the information they contain, available for administrative and research purposes. The department's strategic objectives are, within the resources made available by the University:

1. To develop the Archives' holdings and to contribute to administrative efficiency and effectiveness through appraisal of records created in the University's central administration and departments.

2. To care for the Archives' holdings through appropriate preservation and conservation measures.

3. To facilitate access to the Archives' holdings, and to the information contained therein, through cataloguing, the enquiries service, document production, and appropriate outreach.


Staff

S. Bailey, Keeper of the Archives
Ms A. Blackford, Assistant Keeper of the Archives
C.L. Hunwick, Archives Assistant (to September 2002)
Ms E.M.A. O'Kane, Archives Assistant (from September 2002)


Accounts

The Archives' income for the year was £101,312 and its expenditure was £100,748. The hiatus in conservation work led to a small surplus rather than the deficit, drawing on the department's accumulated balance, which had been planned.


Enquiries and use

The growth in the number of enquiries received, apparent for the past ten years, has continued. During this year 1,373 enquiries have been dealt with, 1,041 of which were from the general public; 2000--1 figures were 1,219 and 974 respectively. 154 visits were made by readers to consult documents in person and 824 documents issued. Subjects of research included the history of University, Magdalen, and Nuffield Colleges; Archbishop Cranmer's Oxford connections; drama and music-making in the University to 1642; vernacular architecture in the environs of OUP; secret naval intelligence printing in Oxford, 1900--50; and the student occupations of University buildings, 1968--74.


Accessions

There have been 80 accessions from the central administration and departments during the year. These have included texts of orations delivered at the installation of the Duke of Wellington as Chancellor and at his first Encaenia, 1834, donated by Trinity College; various group photographs from the Department of Educational Studies, 1963--84; files of the Events Office, 1987--96; and the archives of the Department of Materials, 1949--90.


Cataloguing

The major cataloguing project of the year has been the comprehensive revision of the draft subject index, originally compiled in the 1970s and 1980s, to the contents of the Lower Archive Room (in general, the older records in the Archives). This will be made available to readers in Duke Humfrey's Library. Various other additions have been made to existing catalogues. Work has continued on the appraisal and cataloguing of the tens of thousands of correspondence files created by the University's central administration between the 1920s and the present; during the past year 3,750 such files, stored in the Archives and in the University Offices, have been appraised and 2,450 selected for permanent preservation and catalogued; a further 155 files, currently held in the University Offices, have been identified for preservation and eventual transfer to the Archives.


Preservation and Conservation

Conservation work has been suspended for the past year following the termination of the Archives' membership of the Oxford Colleges Conservation Consortium. An agreement has been reached with OULS Preservation Services for the employment of a conservator to work on material in the Archives and an appointment to this part-time (0.2FTE) post will be made shortly, for one year in the first instance. In the interim, some of the funds earmarked for conservation have been diverted to preservation activities such as phase boxing: 497 made-to- measure boxes have been supplied by Preservation Services during the year for the protection of volumes in the Archives.


Premises and equipment

Despite the carrying out of various remedial works by the Surveyor's Office, instances of water penetration continue to occur in a storage area at the Examination Schools; further attempts at diagnosis and cure are being made. Very high levels of relative humidity continue to occur during the summer months in all storage areas at the Schools.


Review of the Archives

The Archives is to be reviewed in 2002--3, as part of the regular programme of reviews of all departments, by a panel appointed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections).

Lectures

CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

SIR TIM RICE, Cameron Mackintosh Professor 2003, will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 February, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.


CARLYLE LECTURES

Modern political theology: its nature and significance

PROFESSOR M. LILLA, Chicago, will continue the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays in the Examination Schools.

19 Feb.: `The sentimental God: Hobbes to Rousseau.'

24 Feb.: `The justifying God: Kant.'

26 Feb.: `The reconciling God: Hegel.'

3 Mar.: `The twice-born God: Barth and Rosenzweig.'

5 Mar.: `The redeeming God: Schmitt, Tillich, Bloch, Benjamin.'


LAW

THE RT. HON. LORD GOLDSMITH, QC, Attorney General, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 8 March, in Rhodes House.

Admission will be free, by ticket only, available from Jane Buswell (telephone: Oxford (2)82894, e-mail: jane.buswell@mansfield.ox.ac.uk). Applications for tickets will close at 5 p.m. on 7 March. Tickets will not be available at the door. The audience is requested to be seated ten minutes before the commencement of the lecture.

Subject: `An independent legal establishment: democratic necessity or optional extra?'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Nanomaterials seminar

This meeting, arranged jointly with the JSPS, will be held on Monday, 24 March, and Tuesday, 25 March. The venue for the first day, of which details of speakers are given below, will be the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Physics. On the second day there will be a visit to the Begbroke Science Park, and a series of workshops in the Department of Materials.

To register, apply in writing or by e-mail to Julie Quinn, JSPS London Liaison Office, 12 Berkeley Street, London W1J 8DT (telephone: 020-7629 3577, fax: 020-7629 3588, e-mail: jquinn@sps.org).

The meeting will begin at 9.30 a.m. on Monday, 24 March.

Session 1

PROFESSOR YASUHIKO ARAKAWA, Tokyo
9.55 a.m.: `Progress in quantum dots and application to advanced devices.'

PROFESSOR A. BRIGGS
10.40 a.m.: `Quantum computing with nanomaterials.'

PROFESSOR YOSHIO BANDO, National Institute of Material Science
11.45 a.m.: `Discovery of nanothermometer using carbon and oxide nanotubes.'

PROFESSOR M. WELLAND, Cambridge
12.30 p.m.: `Working with single molecules.'

Session 2

PROFESSOR KOHEI UOSAKI, Hokkaido
2.30 p.m.: `Construction and properties of multilayer assemblies of metal and semiconductor nanoparticles.'

PROFESSOR P. DOBSON
3.15 p.m.: `Self-assembly as a method to create novel composite nanoparticles.'

PROFESSOR TERUNOBU MIYAZAKI, Tohuko
4.15 p.m.: `Development of spin-electronics technology and application for magnetic random access memory.'

PROFESSOR TERUO KISHI, National Institute of Materials Science
5 p.m.: `Policy and trends of nanotechnology in Japan.'


Department of Earth Sciences

The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

DR S. RUSSELL
24 Feb.: `The formation of chondrules.'

DR K. BURTON, Open University
3 Mar.: `Resolving magma chamber processes and mantle signatures using the Re-Os isotope system.'

PROFESSOR C. HAWKESWORTH, Bristol
10 Mar.: `The time-scales of magmatic processes.'


Biophysical Chemistry seminars

PROFESSOR L.D. BARRON, Glasgow, will give a seminar at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Subject: `Structure and behaviour of proteins, nucleic acid, and viruses from Raman Optical Activity.'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

DIANE COYLE, Head of Enlightenment Economics, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 March, in the Wellbeloved Room, Harris Manchester College.

Convener: Dr Mark Rogers, Tutor in Economics and Management, Harris Manchester College.

Subject: `How to think like an economist (and why it matters).'


ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

STEVE BELL, editorial cartoonist, the Guardian, and KEVIN `KAL' KALLAUGHER, editorial cartoonist, The Economist and the Baltimore Sun, will conduct an open seminar at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Rothermere American Institute, and will give a public lecture on the same subject at 5 p.m. on the same day in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. Enquiries should be directed to lee.tawney@ukuscenter.org.

Subject: `Editorial cartoons and freedom of speech.'


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown. Enquiries should be directed to the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)84464, fax: (2)84461, e-mail: margaret.hancox@brazilian-studies.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk).

DR M. CARTER
Mon. 24 Feb., Centre for Brazilian Studies: `The origins of the Movimentos dos Trabalhadores Rurais sem Terra (MST) in Brazil.'

DR C. DE MOURAS CASTRO, President, Consultative Council, Faculdade Pitágoras, Belo Horizonte
Fri. 28 Feb., Department of Educational Studies: `Secondary and technical education in Brazil: chronicle of an unhappy marriage and subsequent divorce.' (Series `Education in Brazil')


OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

PROFESSOR A. SELA, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Thur. 27 Feb.: `Whither Arab–Israeli peace? The Arab and Muslim discourse of peace in the Middle East in the 1990s.'

PROFESSOR S. BEN-AMI, formerly Foreign Minister of Israel
Mon. 10 Mar.: `So close and yet so far ... lessons of the Israeli–Palestinian peace process.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR F. BAUDEN, Liège, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Writing history in the Mamluk period: Al-Maqrizi's method in the light of his unpublished notebook.'

DR A. GUNNY will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `French and English writers' perceptions of Muslim women in the nineteenth century.'


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Leonard Stein Lectures

Israel as a foreign state

PROFESSOR SARI NUSSEIBEH, Al-Quds University, will deliver the Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

Entry will be by ticket only. Tickets may be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)77758, or by e-mailing to senior.tutors.secretary@balliol.ox.ac.uk.

25 Feb.: `The Arabs' intellectual dynamics.'

4 Mar.: `Palestinian political dynamics.


GREEN COLLEGE

Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture

DR S. LEWINGTON will deliver the Archie Cochrane `Effectiveness and Efficiency' Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 20 March, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Doubling the importance of blood pressure: the prospective studies collaboration.'


LADY MARGARET HALL

Starr Foundation Seminars

DR J. BOUDREAU, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, and Visiting Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards.

Subject: `The meaning of recent experiments on matter and anti- matter.'


ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

DR OLIVER RACKHAM, OBE, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `The making of the world's landscapes.'


ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Becket Institute

Law and religion

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Becket Institute, St Hugh's College.

P. PETKOV, Oxford Society for Law and Religion
25 Feb.: `The impact of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on the law on religion in Bulgaria.'

P. EDGE, Oxford Brookes
11 Mar.: `Religious legislators: Manx perspectives on "Anglican" bishops in second chambers.'


Middle Common Room

Truth, knowledge, power

The following lectures will be given at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College. Further information may be obtained from William Jennings (e-mail: william.jennings@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk), or Ethan Sen (e-mail: ethan.sen@st- hughs.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR G. EBERS
25 Feb.: `Lessons from the decade of treatment trials in a virgin disease.'

DR M. GRAY, Director, National Electronic Library for Health
4 Mar.: `The three most important words for a doctor in the knowledge era—"I don't know".'

DR P.D. MCDONALD
11 Mar.: `Contagious power: J.M. Coetzee's Waiting for the Barbarians and the apartheid censors.'


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Research Centre

`Voices crying in the wilderness'

DAVID CONSTANTINE and BERNARD O'DONOGHUE will give presentations and readings of ancient Arabic poetry at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 February, in St Giles' House, 16 St Giles'. Refreshments will be served afterwards.


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Annual Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

DR CLAIRE NAYLOR, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

The lecture, which will be open to the public, is jointly sponsored with the Association for Women in Science and Engineering during the International Women's Festival.

Subject: `Pathogenic proteins: how bacterial agents cause disease.'


OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR D. RUNDLE will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 27 February, in the Taylor Institution. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `The wanderings of manuscripts once owned by Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester.'


OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Rewley House.

Note: the title of Ms Laing's talk will now be as shown below, and not as given in the Gazette of 13 February.

MARGARET LAING, Edinburgh
4 Mar.: `A Linguistic Atlas of Early Middle English: the protean corpus.'

PROFESSOR DAAN PRINSLOO, Pretoria
13 Mar.: `Lexicography and African languages.'

 

Examinations and Boards

APPOINTMENTS, REAPPOINTMENTS, AND RECONFERMENT OF TITLE

With the approval of the relevant divisional board, the following appointments and reappointments have been made and titles conferred for the periods stated.

HUMANITIES DIVISION

Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (CUF)

English

emma smith, ba, d.phil. Fellow of Hertford. In English. From 30 September 2003 to the retiring age.

Medieval and Modern Languages

patrick r.a. mcguinness, ma, d.phil (ma Cambridge, ma York). Fellow of St Anne's. In French. From 30 September 2003 to the retiring age.

Classics

katherine jane clarke, ma, d.phil. Fellow of St Hilda's. In Ancient History. From 30 September 2003 to the retiring age.

FACULTY LECTURERS

anthony phelan (ma, d.phil. Cambridge). Fellow of Keble. In German. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age.


Reconferment of title

VISITING LECTURER IN CELTIC

Medieval and Modern Languages

paul russell, ma, m.phil., d.phil. From 1 October 2003 until 30 September 2006. The following holder of the title of CUF Lecturer has been appointed to the substantive post with effect from 1 October 2002:

stephen james mulhall (ma Toronto), d.phil. Fellow of New College. In Philosophy. From 1 October 2002 to 31 March 2003.


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

jane a. endicott, ma (ph.d. Toronto). In Molecular Biophysics. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age.

katherine j. willis, ma (b.sc. Southampton, ph.d. Cambridge), Fellow of St Hugh's and Fellow-elect of Jesus College. In Physical Geography. From 1 January 2004 to the retiring age.

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS/CURATORS OF THE PITT RIVERS MUSEUM

clare e. harris, ma (ba Cambridge, ma, ph..d. London), Fellow of Magdalen. In Ethnology. From 1 September 2003 to the retiring age.

laura l. peers, ma (ba Trent, ma Winnipeg and Manitoba, ph.d. McMaster), Fellow of Linacre. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age.


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

david r.h. gillespie, ma, d.phil., Fellow of St Catherine's. In Mechanical Engineering (Turbomachinery), From 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2007. (Dr Gillespie holds the title of university lecturer from 1 January 2003 to 31 December 2004.)

steven g. roberts, ma (ba, ph.d. Cambridge), Fellow of St Edmund Hall. In Materials. From 1 January 2003 to the retiring age.

jeffrey c.l. tseng (bs CIT, ma, ph.d. Johns Hopkins), Fellow-elect of St Edmund Hall. In Experimental Particle Physics. From 1 May 2003 to 30 April 2008.


Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

(From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age unless otherwise stated)

stephen r. duncan, ma (ma Cambridge, m.sc., ph.d. London), Fellow of St Hugh's. In Engineering Science.

b.todd huffman, ma (bs Nebraska, m.sc., ph.d. Purdue), Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. In Physics.

zhong you, ma (ms Dalian, ph.d. Cambridge), Fellow of Magdalen. In Engineering Science.


MEDICAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

quentin j. sattentau (b.sc. Bristol, ph.d. London), Fellow of Magdalen. In Microbiology. From 14 April 2003 to 13 April 2007.


SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Appointments

FIXED-TERM JUNIOR LECTURER

Sociology

michelle v. jackson, ba, m.sc. In Sociology. From 1 October 2002 to 30 September 2003.


Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS (CUF)

Politics and International Relations

petra schleiter, m.phil. (B.Sc. LSE). Fellow of St Hilda's. In Politics. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age.


CONTINUING EDUCATION

Appointments

ASSOCIATE ACADEMIC DIRECTOR OF HEALTH SERVICES AND HEALTH CARE

sasha shepperd, d.phil. (ba Vermont, m.sc. Harvard). From 24 February 2003 to 23 February 2006.


Reappointments

STAFF TUTORS

christine a. jackson, ma status (ba London, ph.d. Reading). In History and Academic Support. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2004.

robert lockhart, ma status (b.sc. Kent, m.sc. London, ph.d. Nottingham). In Computing. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2007.


MEDICAL SCIENCES BOARD

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of University Research Lecturer on the following:

DR MARIE-THERESE BIHOREAU, Senior Research Scientist, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

DR MARION BROWN, Senior Research Scientist, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

DR PHILIP BURNET, Research Scientist, Department of Psychiatry

DR ROBERT ESNOUF, Head of Bioinformatics and IT, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

DR SIMON FISHER, Royal Society Research Fellow, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

DR ANDREW GARRATT, Research Officer, Department of Public Health

DR FIONA GREEN, Senior Research Fellow, Department of Cardiovascular Medicine

DR JONATHAN GRIMES, Royal Society Research Fellow, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

DR TOMAS HANKE, MRC Scientist, Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine

DR STEPHEN HYDE, Research Group Leader, Nuffield Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences

DR DAVID JACKSON, MRC Unit Group Leader, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine

DR VALENTINE MACAULAY, Cancer Research UK Senior Clinical Research Fellow, Department of Medical Oncology

DR LUISA MARTINEZ-POMARES, Research Scientist, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

DR RICHARD MOTT, Head of Bioinformatics and Statistical Genetics, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

DR IRINA UDALOVA, Senior Postdoctoral Scientist, Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics


CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

HILARY TERM

Preliminary Examinations

Oriental Studies: R.C. OSTLE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

Theology: R.C. MORGAN, MA, Fellow of Linacre


Qualifying Examination for Moderations

Qualifying Examination for Moderations in Oriental Studies (Japanese): R.C. OSTLE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's


TRINITY TERM

Moderations

Modern History and English: F.M. HEAL, MA, Fellow of Jesus

Final Honour Schools

Classics and English: R.A. MCCABE, MA, Fellow of Merton

Classics and Modern Languages: S.J. HARRISON, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Corpus Christi

Literae Humaniores: R.L. JUDSON, MA, D.PHIL., Student of Christ Church

Master of Philosophy

Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: P.K. DRESCH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

Qualifying Examination in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: P.K. DRESCH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

Medical Anthropology: P.K. DRESCH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

Social Anthropology: P.K. DRESCH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

Qualifying Examination in Social Anthropology: P.K. DRESCH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

Master of Science

Computer Science: J.W. SANDERS, MA, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall

Forced Migration: D. CHATTY, BA (MA Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, D.PHIL. UCLA), Fellow of St Cross

Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management: O. DARBISHIRE, MA, Fellow of Pembroke

Management Research: O. DARBISHIRE, MA, Fellow of Pembroke

Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: P.K. DRESCH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

Medical Anthropology: P.K. DRESCH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

Social Anthropology: P.K. DRESCH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

Visual Anthropology: P.K. DRESCH, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St John's

Diploma and Certificate

Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering: J. GIBBONS, MA status, D.PHIL., Fellow of Kellogg


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards will come into effect on 7 March.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

(a) Honour School of Archaeology and Anthropology

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 123, l. 25, delete `Anthropological' and substitute `Social'.

2 Ibid., delete l. 28.

3 Ibid., after l. 51 insert `(u) Landscape Archaeology'.

4 Ibid., p. 125, l. 6, delete `at the beginning of Trinity' and substitute `by the Friday of Noughth week of the Hilary Full'.

5 Ibid., ll. 7--8, delete `the Institute of Biological Anthropology' and substitute `the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art'.


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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 123, delete l. 27.

2 Ibid., l. 28, delete `4. Human evolution and ecology' and substitute `3. Ecology and landscape'.

3 Ibid., l. 29, renumber existing item `5.' as item `4.'

4 Ibid., l. 30, insert `5.,' before `6. and 7.' and delete `two' and substitute `three'.

5 Ibid., l. 35, delete `two' and substitute `three'.


(b) Pass School of Archaeology and Anthropology

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 126, l. 20, delete `Anthropological' and substitute `Social'.


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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 126, l. 22, delete `Approaches to material evidence' and substitute `Ecology and landscape'.

2 Ibid., delete l. 23.

3 Ibid., l. 24, renumber existing item `(v)' as item `(iv)'.

4 Ibid., after l. 25 insert `(v) An optional subject from either Schedule A (Anthropology) or Schedule B (Archaeology) (1 paper)'.


2 Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc. in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 676, l. 43, delete `on the last Friday in September' and substitute `30 September'.


(b) M.Sc. by Coursework in Criminology and Criminal Justice

(i) With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 688, after l. 5 insert:

`Option 9: International perspectives on the Death Penalty Option 10: Psychology and Psychiatry in the Criminal Justice System'.

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 686, l. 32, after `core course' insert `in Analytical Criminology and Criminal Justice'.

2 Ibid, delete from p.686, l. 38 to p. 688, l. 5 inclusive, and substitute:

`4. The options are listed in Schedule A below.

5. Not all options will necessarily be taught or examined in any one year. Details of those which are available will be published in the M.Sc. in Criminology and Criminal Justice Course Book produced by the Centre for Criminological Research for the year of the examination, subject to any amendment posted on the designated notice board in the Centre for Criminological Research by Monday of week minus 1 of the Michaelmas Full Term before the examination is held.

6. In addition to the options set out in Schedule A, candidates may offer any other option that may be approved from time to time by regulation published in the Gazette by the end of the Monday of week minus 1 of the Michaelmas Full Term before the examination is held.'

3 Ibid., p. 688, l. 6 delete `5' and substitute `7'.

4 Ibid., l. 28 delete `6' and substitute `8'.

5 Ibid., l. 36 delete `7' and substitute `9'.

6 Ibid, p. 689, after l.5 insert:

`Schedule A

1. Policing

2. Sentencing

3. Dilemmas of Custody

4. The Design and Evaluation of Research

5. Community Penalties

6. Human Rights and Criminal Justice

7. International Perspectives in Restorative Justice

8. Comparative Criminal Justice

9. International Perspectives on the Death Penalty

10. Psychology and Psychiatry in the Criminal Justice System'.

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

Christ Church

PROFESSOR TERESA BRENNAN, 3 February 3002; Fowler Hamilton Fellow, 2001; Chair of Humanities, Florida Atlantic University, USA. Aged 51.

ANTHONY DERWENT PICKERING, FRSA, 29 January 2003; commoner 1956. Aged 67.

DAVID DOUGLAS RAE SMITH, CBE, MC, MA, FCA, 28 December 2002; commoner 1938. Aged 83.

HAROLD KEITH SCOFFIELD, 6 January 2003; commoner 1943. Aged 77.\o ANTHONY HERIOT WATSON, CBE, 22 December 2002; commoner 1931. Aged 90.

LEONARD HALE WOODS, 25 January 2003; commoner 1944. Aged 76.


St Hugh's College

MISS ROMOLA CAROL ANDREA CHRISTOPHERSON, CB, 17 January 2003; English 1958. Aged 64.

MISS ELIZABETH FRANKLIN, 13 January 2003; Modern Languages 1956. Aged 65.

MRS EILEEN MARY RUTH GHEY (née McKee), 11 August 2002; Physics 1932. Aged 91.

MISS SYLVIA MARY ETHEL GOODFELLOW, CBE, 24 January 2003; PPE 1930. Aged 90.

MRS JANET MARY LEONARD (née Bews), 2 August 2002; Modern Languages 1932. Aged 89.

MRS CATHERINE AMALIA MIDGLEY (née Gaminara), 23 November 2002; English 1934. Aged 87.


MEMORIAL SERVICE

Christ Church

A Memorial Service for LORD DACRE OF GLANTON, formerly Fellow of Merton College and of Oriel College, Student of Christ Church, and Regius Professor of Modern History, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 8 March, in Christ Church Cathedral.


MEMORIAL MEETING

Nuffield College

A Memorial Meeting for WILLIAM MOORE (TERENCE) GORMAN, MA, formerly Professor of Economics, and Professorial, Official, and Emeritus Fellow of Nuffield College, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 15 March, in the Hall, Nuffield College.

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Concert

On Sun., 23 Feb., 26 members of the Bartholomew Consort will come together from all over England, Ireland, and Holland to sing 18th-c., Portuguese sacred music. The concert, conducted by Jan Joost van Elburg, includes Duarte Lobo's Requiem a 8vv, and is at Mansfield College Chapel at 5 p.m. Tickets £7.50 (concessions £5) at the door. Proceeds will be shared between the Oxford Parent-Infant Project (towards video equipment) and Barlemas Chapel (towards heating).


Poetry Reading

Christ Church Picture Gallery: poetry reading by Anthony Thwaite and Peter McDonald, Thurs., 6 Mar., 1 p.m. (admission free). For further information contact: info@towerpoetry.org.uk or tel.: 01865 286591.


St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Hilary Term 2003: What Matters to me? Iraq: Twelve Years On, Tues., 25 Feb., Baroness Emma Nicholson MEP, St Giles Church, 12.30 p.m.


Music Faculty Library Book and Music Sale

The Music Faculty library will be holding a sale of duplicate or unwanted items from 2.30–5 p.m. on Wed., 26 Feb., in the Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, St Aldate's. Books, scores and some sound recordings will be on sale at low prices. No entry fee. No advance previews. For further information, contact John Wagstaff, Librarian, Music Faculty, tel.: (2)76146, e-mail: john.wagstaff@music.ox.ac.uk.


Crisis Line

Volunteers wanted for mental health helpline. Training programme includes mental health awareness and listening skills. Regular supervision and support. Training in central Oxford starts 11 March. For more information call 01865 791105. E- mail: crisis.line@virgin.net.


Art Exhibition

"Inside Outside", Paintings & Pastels by Neville Crowson, 10–28 Feb., Wolfson College, Linton Road. Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m. subject to College commitments. Visitors are advised to ring the College Lodge 01865 274100. Supported by www.intelart.co.uk.


Oxford Centre for Vaisnava and Hindu Studies

Tues., 25 Feb., 5 p.m., Christ Church, Lecture Room 2, Francis X. Clooney, S.J. (OCVHS Academic Director and Professor of Theology, Boston College: `Hindu Goddesses and Christian Theology: with special attention to two Tamil hymns in the Antati Style' (inter-disciplinary seminar in the Study of Religion); Wed., 26 Feb., Savit Bhanot, Birmingham, `Second Generation Hindus: foreign diplomats in the everyday Mela's of the multiculture'; Wed., 5 Mar., Francis X. Clooney, `The Apirami Antati and Mataracamman Antati: Hindu and Christian theological hymns in a Tamil style'. Both seminars commence at 2.15 p.m., and are at OCVHS, 15 Magdalen Street. For enquiries please call 01865 304300.


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.


Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research Spring seminar series: 27 Feb., Rosalind Edwards (South Bank University), Families and social capital (Research Centre, room SG05); 26 March, Floya Anthias (Oxford Brookes), Where do I belong? Narrating identity among young British Cypriots (Research Centre, room SG05). All seminars will begin at 5.30. Open seminars–all welcome.


Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fri., at 8 p.m. in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership (undergraduates welcome). 21 Feb..: 75 years of the Oxford Preservation Trust, Debbie Dance; 28 Feb.,: Manned Missions to Mars–closer than you think?!, Emily C. MacDonald; 7 Mar.,: Mind your language–international English for the 21st Century, Alison Haills; 14 Mar.,: RAF Falcons Parachute Display team, RAF Weston on the Green. Subscriptions: £5 per term, members; £1.50 per meeting, visitors.


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. Our Bring and Buy Sale is to be held in the Club Room at 13 Norham Gardens from 10.30 a.m.–2 p.m. on Wed., 26 Feb. All newcomers, family and friends are welcome. The entrance fee is 50 pence or £3.50 to include lunch. Please bring donations to the Club Room on Tues., 25 Feb., 10.30 a.m.–12 noon if you are able.


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.

 


Book Sale

February sale at St Philip's Books, 82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA (under Elizabeth Restaurant): 20% discount on most secondhand stock in the fields of theology, history, philsophy, topography, biography, art and literature. Over 9,000 books in stock. Open Mon.–Sat., 10–5. Tel.: 01865 202 182. Web site: www.stphilipsbooks.co.uk. Large or small quantities of good quality books purcahsed for stock, especially academic and antiquarian theology and church history.


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

Established since 1996, AA Wordprocessing offers a word processing service for manuscripts, data inputting, theses, dissertations, essays and all other documentation. We also provide a professional C.V. service. Contact Alison Adams on Didcot (01235) 815856 or via our Web site: www.wordprocessing.co.uk.

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.

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

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


Domestic Services

All Counties Nannies: Lynda M. Sattelle N.N.E.B., Lincoln House, Abingdon Road, Drayton, OX14 4SU. Phone/fax: 01235 524462, mobile 07702068165, e- mail: lyndasattelle@allcountiesnannies.co.uk. For all your childcare needs.

Tuscany: owners of award-winning wine and cheese producing farm, Chiant, half-hour south of Florence seek au pair, male or female to reorganise library and other works, half-day, Easter break and/or Summer. E-mail: susagelpke@hotmail.com.

Sought, current or quondam employer's recommendation for housekeeper who is primarily honest and efficient, and who could spend several hours per week assisting with cleaning and suchlike domestic work. Contact details, pigeon-posted to Jason Leech, Wadham, very, very gratefully received.

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.


Tuition Offered

Piano lessons, music theory lessons, accompanying: all ages and levels of knowledge welcome, incl. beginners. Contact Ana Mladenovic, experienced pianist and piano teacher. Tel.: 01865 778248; mobile 07779 580235. E-mail: anamlad@onetel.net.uk.


Situations Vacant

Retired academic offers free accommodation within walking distance of all main university buildings inexchange for serveral house of help per week. No personal care or house cleaning required, but you will be expected to be home 3 evenings a week (maximum flexibility allowed). References will be required. Two double rooms available for 2 people, sharing a kitchen and bathroom between them. The rooms are available fully furnished upon request and are on a separate floor from landlady. If you are interested please leave your name and evening contact number on 01865 437087 or e-mail: lxmusci@hotmail.com.

Balliol College and Trinity College: College Nurse. Applications are invited from suitably qualified members of the Nursing and Midwifery Council to become College Nurse at both Colleges. The selected applicant would be responsible for all initial nursing contgact with students and would also work closely with the Colleges' Doctors, Deans and Counsellors. The College Nurse is involved in both medical and pastoral aspects of care for students and an interest in student welfare and counselling is essential. The hours worked will be an average of 20 hours per week in term (30 weeks a year). The salary is derived from Whitley Scale H. Further particulars: Personnel Officer, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ. Tel.: 01865 277712, e-mail: tina.hodgkinson@balliol.ox.ac.uk. Closing date: 24 Feb. Interviews w/c 3 Mar. To start work on 27 Apr., 2003.

St Michael at the Northgate Church Oxford require an assistant Organist and Choirmaster to play for Sunday morning services and major festivals. Salary based upon RSCM scales. Applications and 2 references to: Rev. Hugh Lee, St Michael at the Northgate Church, Cornmarket Street, Oxford OX1 3EY.

The Examination Schools: Temporary Room Assistants. We are looking for a team of people to work full time (8.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m.), incl. some Sats., for a 6 week period in Trinity Term to cover the exam season (19 May–27 June), with a possible extension to 11 July 2003. Room assistants will be required to work either at the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford or at Ewert House Examination Hall, Summertown, Oxford. If you have a preference please state this clearly in your covering letter. The duties include setting up examination rooms, tidying up between sessions, laying out script booklets and exam materials, and delivering packages in central Oxford. If you would like to apply please send a C.V. and covering letter to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. For further information phone the Deputy Clerk (Building) on 01865 276905.

The Examination Schools: Invigilators. We are lookin for reliable individuals to add to our Register of Invigilators. Work is on a temporary basis during the main exam period which starts this year on 19 May and finishes on 27 June. There are openings to work on either a session basis, where you invigilate individual exam sessions based on your availability, or on a block booking basis. A block (half-days) booking option requires a commitment to work one of the following: full time for the 6 week exam period; specific weeks during the exam period; specific days in the week during the exam period. These options can be discussed in more details with the Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams). The work involves laying out of question papers, completing relevant paperwork and invigilating during the examination session. The majority of exam papers are 3 hours duration which require an invigilation session of approximately 4 hours (morning session: 9.00 to 13.00, afternoon session: 14.00 to 18.00). The payment details for a standard invigilator working a 4 hour sessions are as follows: 4 hr session (for 3 hr papers) £27. There are opportunities for suitable invigilators to act as the senior invigilator at a higher rate of pay. If you are interested please send a C.V. and covering letter to the Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams), Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG.


Exchange Wanted

German boy, 16, seeks exchange with English counterpart of either sex, to improve English. Would like to come to Oxford for 2 weeks, second half of July/early Aug. Reverse visit to Nuremberg by arrangement. Contact: kevin.hilliard@spc.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 278859.


House Sit

Responsible person, non-smoker, sought for North Oxford house from mid-March to late Apr. No rental but some charges for tel., and utilities. Tel.: 01865 553617 (after 8 p.m. or weekends).


Houses to Let

House to let: large semi in Aston Street, off Iffley Road. Five good- sized bedrooms; bathroom and shower room; large living room; kitchen with separate dining area; basement with 2 rooms. Long garden with patio area. Available mid-March. Would suit family or group of responsible sharers. £1,500 p.m. Please contact Ralph on 01865 310806 or 07767 610671.

Jack Straw's Lane: fully-equipped furnished house to let for 14 months from 6 July–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.

Temple Cowley: newly renovated Victorian house to let, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, completely refurbished throughout, quiet location. £775 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 711415.

Attractive 17th-century town house in charming village 20 minutes east of Oxford. Immaculately refurbished, retaining all original beams and other period features. Large kitchen/diner with Aga and timber fitted kitchen units; large sitting room with panelled walls and fireplace; 3 bedrooms (2 with en suitefacilities); study; utility room; downstairs loo and cellars. Gas c.h./hot water (separate from Aga) to entire house. Enclosed courtyard to side plus large rear garden with extensive planting, gardener supplied. Private, off road parking for 2 cars. Location ideal for academic requiring easy access to Oxford or London. For rent unfurnished at £1,500 p.c.m., o.n.o. References and deposit required. Please call 01590 616412 for further information.

Charming Victorian house close to Magdalen Bridge and city centre: 2 well-furnished reception rooms; dining room; large fully-equipped kitchen plus utility room; 3 comfortable double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms each with shower; downstairs cloakroom and W.C. Very well maintained and decorated; c.h.; security system; small garden. To let from mid-late Sept., 2003 to July 2004 (negotiable). Would suit visiting academic/professional careful tenants, non-smokers preferably without young children. £1,200 p.c.m., excluding council tax and telephone and utility bills. Ring +44 (0)1865 453068/279347 or e-mail: roger.hood@crim.ox.ac.uk.

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.


Easter Let

North Oxford , to let Easter break: large house with large west-facing garden. Easy access to city centre and Summertown shops. On an excellent bus route. Fully equipped kichen breakfast room; utility with washing machine and tumble drier; 2 bathrooms including a shower; 2 large reception rooms, study and 4 bedrooms. £700 p.w. Available from 30 Mar.,–22 Apr. Contact 01865 513688 or e-mail: dianecw25@hotmail.com.


Summer Lets

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. £590 p.w. Tel.: 01865 288123 or e- mail: david.harper@regents.ox.ac.uk.


Flats to Let

Off Woodstock Road–£950 p.c.m. Available NOW. Modern top-floor 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment with allocated off-street parking situated within easy reach of the city centre and ring road: Summertown–£925 p.c.m. Available NOW. Modern top-floor 2-bedroom (1 en suite) apartment with balcony and allocated off-street parking space situated within walking distance of Summertown shops. Furnished. Please contact Sarah at Lifestyle Lettings, tel.: 01865 554577. E-mail: sarah@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.


Flat Share

Professional person only, graduate, postdoctor, to share lovely spacious flat in Headington; fantastic bus route, 8 minutes into Oxford; available immediately. Rent £450 p.c.m. incl. of all bills. For further details contact Michelle on 01865 276460 or e-mail: michelle.jepson@pembroke.oxford.ac.uk, or 01865 308698.


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 between £115–£180 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.


Accommodation Offered

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.


Accommodation Sought

Office space: retired law professor requires central Oxford light and bright office space (approx. 300 sq ft) for self and secretary a.s.a.p. Please call 01865 271460 or e-mail: roy.goode@law.ox.ac.uk.

Family accommodation required for visiting academic from 3 Mar.,–30 June, suitable for married couple with 7-year-old son. Central Oxford location essential. Visit in association with the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Programme for Contemporary Turkey. Please contact Carol Davies at: academic@orinst.ox.ac.uk, tel.: (2)88202.

Three-/four-bedroom house wanted, preferably near to John Radcliffe Hospital, for group of Vietnamese doctors who will be based in Oxford for 3–4 months from 1 April. Please contact Professor N. J. White's secretary, Centre for Tropical Medicine, John Radcliffe Hospital 01865 220970 or e-mail: jeanne.packer@ndm.ox.ac.uk.

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College & County, a new letting agency, require high quality properties for clients within the academic world in Oxford. Please contact Mark on 01865 722277 or call in at the office at 116b Cowley Road.


Holiday Lets

To rent Marbella/Aloha, Spain: privately owned 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment overlooking golf course in small established community; communal gardens; large pool, tennis, squash; parking. Five minutes to Puerto Banus/beach. For more information tel./fax: 01865 712431 or e-mail: annabellep@onetel.net.uk.

French Pyrenees: 2 traditional stone houses, at 850 m with wonderful views (Chateau de Montsegur), ideal for walking and relaxing. All facilities included for £170–£250 depending on numbers. We are 1¼ hours from Carcassone. Please tel.: 00 335 6101 3046 for photographs and more information.

Cornwall: attractive house in unique position on coast. Suitable for Reading parties, other groups, or families. Available 21 June–5 July. Contact Jenifer Hart, 01865 242402.

Dordogne/Gironde: delightful restored farmhouse in rural hamlet in large meadow, and private pool. Fully and comfortably furnished with French antiques plus modern conveniences. Private with stunning views and walks to farmland, woods and vineyards. Near Bergerac and Saint Emelion, bastide towns, great restaurants, lake with water sports and world class golf club of Chateau Vigiers. Sleeps 7. June, Sept. £400 p.w.; July, Aug., £700 p.w. Tel.: 01993 881408.

Quinta da Bicuda: spacious, modern, first-floor, 2-bedroom apartment (sleeps 4) in luxury private condominium in Cascais, Portugal. Wonderful large swimming pool. Balcony overlooking garden. Use of tennis courts. One mile from sea in lovely area. Fine beaches nearby. Twenty-five minutes by train to Lisbon. £385 p.w. by private arrangement. Tel.: Colin Hogg at 01865 552234.

Bordeaux–Medoc: a modern villa with 5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 13. Quiet but only 3 minutes to shops, restaurants, facilities, and sandy lake beach; close to lake water-sports, ATlantic surfing coast, heathland for walking, and dedicated cycle tracks. One hour to airport, Arcachon and world's finest chateaux and vineyards. £750–£1,150 p.w. Tel.: 01865 (4)32302 (day) or eves., and weekends on 01865 202765, or e-mail: pbaxter@sarumuse.com.

Andalucia: Gaucin. Delightful private house in white mountain village to let from 21 June–6 Sept., while owner author is away; 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living area (with open fireplace, fully fitted kitchen) leading on to terrace with magical view over valleys to coast and mountains of Africa. Very comfortably furnished, TV, video, washing machine, deep freeze, excellent maid by arrangement. £450 p.w., reduction for longer lets. Also self-contained guest house next to above available from 15 June–end of year. Separate entrance. Large sitting room with French windows on to terrace with same views to ATlas mountains, etc. Sleeps 2–3. Bathroom en suiteplus separate shower room, kitchen, wood stove, fridge, washing machine, etc. Price according to season £150–£300 p.w. For both properties tel.: 00 34 95 215 11 11 or e-mail : venetia@ari.es.

South of France: 18th-century stone farmhouse in Languedoc/Aveyron hills. Easy drives to Gorges du Tarn, Albi, Montpellier and Mediterranean. Two living areas, magnificent kitchen, 6 bedrooms (sleeping 12), full of character. Utility room; barn; roof terrace; orchard garden. Stunning views. River bathing. Excellent restaurants. Beautiful unspoilt area. Available up to 19th July and from Sept. £250–£500 p.w. Tel.: 01865 244619.

Holidays and sabbaticals in south-west France. Superbly renovated cottage, 3 double/twin bedrooms; open-plan living room; fully equipped kitchen; bathroom and shower room. South-facing terrace, private swimming pool. Beautiful countryside, region steeped in history. Available all year round. Tel.: +33 563 404083, e-mail: gisella@wanadoo.fr.

Tranquil Umbria: luxury flat in rural setting with stunning views, private garden and large, shaded terrace. Sleeps 2 but adjoining twin bedroom with own bathroom also available if required. Perugia quarter of an hour, Assisi half an hour. Easy access to Renaissance art treasures. Phone 013344779731 for further details.

Southwest France, near Toulouse/Albi/Cordes: stone farmhouse on edge of village, with 6 acres and swimming pool; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, and large kitchen; sleeps 7–8. Centrally heated with wood-burning stoves. Several airports nearby, available all year round. Call 01608 810818 or e-mail: barrymsimpson@hotmail.com, for details.

Tuscany: "Corzano & Paterno", a top award winning family run wine and cheese producing farm, half-hour south of Florence (Chianti), offers faithfully restored farmhouses and apartments for ren. Swimming pool. Contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham '01) at: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Flat to let on the Estoril coast in Portugal: lovely, large, fully furnished Duplex; 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, with garden and barbecue. All mod. cons. TV with Cable. Close to delightful beaches similar to the Cote d'Azur. Twenty minutes by car to Lisbon, 30 minutes to the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. £250 p.w. until Easter. Tel.: 01865 769328, e-mail: julian@jdgross.fsworld.co.uk.

Las Alpujarras–Las Canadas: rustic cottage in olive terraces, mountain views, pool, 2 doubles and 1 twin, kitchen, dining , bath and living rooms; edge of village, 10 minutes drive to Ugijar market town. Car hire preferable. Tel.: 0034 958 851773 or e-mail: L.bond@wanadoo.es.

Dordogne–France: charming restored stone cottage hidden on a hillside close to the famous Chateau of Beynac. Large living room, newly equipped kitchen/dining room both 5x5 m., 2 bedrooms, 1 new bathroom, utility room. Large independent studio giving onto private swimming pool, 12x5 m. Access to 3½ hectares of private land. Available June, £500 p.w., mid-July–end Aug. £800 p.w. Contact Barbara Emerson on 01235 553944 or e-mail: barbaracemerson@yahoo.co.uk.

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.

Tuscany: family-owned wine estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese; offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodation 2 up to 12+. Secluded rural setting, half-hour central Flroence. Contact: tel/fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, e-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it.

Deepest S.W. France: two spacious and beautifully converted farmhouse properties, each with pool and large gardens. Sleep 6 and 10 comfortably. Ring Marion on 01865 554122 or 00 33 5 63 24 08 78, or e-mail: marion@hidden-sw-france.com. Http://www.hidden-sw-france.com.

Cevennes–Gard/Lozere/Ardeche borders: spacious, newly refurbished apartment in stone Cevenol 'mas', on the periphery of Mont Lozere National Park. Vine-covered terrace, adjoining modern kitchen; salon; 3 double bedrooms–sleeps 8+; bathroom and 2 shower rooms. Well separated from owners' accommodation which is usually unoccupied when this apartment is let. Set at about 1000ft, in over 2 acres of mature gardens, the house is on the edge of a very quiet hamlet–near a village with shops–in an area of dramatic mountain scenery, with attractive river swimming. Uzes, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles, Montpellier, Southern Rhone vineyards, Gorges du Tarn–and the Mediterranean–all within easy reach. For those who do not wish to drive, there is easy access via cheap Stansted flights. Booking now open for 2003 (from £210 p.w.). Non-smokers only please. Full c.h. available for autumn and winter lets. A smaller, second flat should be available from May onwards. It will sleep 4 or 5 in 2 bedrooms, and will have a large living area and a cool covered terrace. Though entirely separate from the larger flat–and available separately–this may be of particular interest to families who enjoy holidays together but who would appreciated a greater degeree of privacy and independence. For further details of either of these flats, please apply (eves.): 01527 541360.

Really lovely location in the Upper Tamar Valley on the borders of Devon and Cornwall. Large, comfortable 17th-c., listed farmhouse with 6 double bedrooms, 3 bath/shower rooms, 2 sitting room, and large farmhouse kitchen. Also available is a recently converted barn with 2 double bedrooms (1 with a 4-poster bed), 2 bath/shower rooms, large open-plan living/dining room/kitchen. Very nicely furnished. Both are stocked with books and games as well as TV and video. Outdoor heated swimming pool, games room (table tennis, pool, bar billiards, darts). Not far from Eden Project, Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor. Half an hour from coast. Easily accessible from A30 though set in totally secluded peaceful countryside. Privately owned. Contact Michele or Jeremy Smith on 01865 310998 or e-mail: smithatpalla@yahoo.co.uk for more details or look at our Web site: www.pallastreet.co.uk.

Greek Island rentals: Skopelos, Alonissos and Skiathos: local villa specialist offers lovely villas, island houses and apartments available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodation for 2–16 persons. Prices from GBP 100 p.p.p.w. For information see: www.holidayislands.com. E-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 4240 23057.


Houses for Sale

Modern 3-bedroom semi-detached house in quiet neighbourhood, ca. 100 metres from Florence Park, Cowley; ground floor: living room, dining room, kitchen, entrance and toilet; first floor: 3 bedrooms, bathroom. Gas c.h., d.g. throughout, optional fireplace, garage with plenty of storage space. Thirty foot garden. Proximity to pub, shops, and local park. Built 1997. £215,000. Ready to move into. E-mail: paul.ganter@svt.ntnu.no.

"Las Palmas", Benicassim , Spain: newly built, luxury semi-detached villa in beautiful mountain urbanisation overlooking the sea. Three floors, stunning attic; 3 terraces with amazing views over Mediterranean Sea, orange plots and mountains. Spanish tiles structure. Easy reach golf courses, horse riding, Castellon, Benicassim, Peniscola etc.Price: £220,000. For more information contact: Rosa Albero, e-mail: rosa.alberolopez@linacre.ox.ac.uk. Privately owned. Freehold.


Flat for Sale

Benicassim, Spain: beautiful apartment on the Mediterranean. Seaside terrace overlooking lovely sandy beaches, promenades. Two bedrooms, large sitting room. Privatge swimming pool, parking, garden. Near commercial centres, golf courses, mountain tracks, cinema etc. Lovely restaurants, warm and traditional Spanish environment. Price £160,000. Contact Rosa Albero on 01865 727588 or e-mail: rosa.alberolopez@linacre.ox.ac.uk. Visits arranged. Privately owned. Freehold.

Appointments

FACULTY OF LAW

University Lecturership in Criminology

In association with Linacre College

Applications are invited for the above post, which is tenable from 1 September 2003 and is associated with a non-tutorial fellowship at Linacre College. The salary is according to age on the scale up to £42,900 per annum.

Further particulars may be found at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/, or from Mrs S.E. Samuelson, Faculty Administrator, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL (telephone: Oxford (2)71560, e-mail: simonne.samuelson@law.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is Friday, 21 March.


FACULTY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

News International Research Fellowship in Film Studies

In association with Corpus Christi College

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable for two years from May 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter. The fellowship will be held in association with Corpus Christi College. The post-holder will be expected to undertake research and teaching in the general field of Film Studies, which will include acting as convener for the final year undergraduate option in Anglo-American Film Studies; the successful candidate will already have experience of doctoral level research in that area. The salary will be in the range £18,265–£23, 296. There are also dining rights and certain allowances in Corpus Christi College.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from Melanie Clancy, English Faculty Office, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford 0X1 3UQ (telephone: Oxford (2)761055, e-mail: melanie.clancy@ell.ox.ac.uk). The deadline for applications is 7 March.


UNIVERSITY LABORATORY OF PHYSIOLOGY

Appointment of Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Laboratory of Physiology wishes to appoint a Post-doctoral Research Scientist to investigate the detrimental effects of obesity and type II diabetes on cardiac function and metabolism. Based in Professor Kieran Clarke's laboratory, the post-holder will join a team using magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy plus perfusion techniques in rat and mouse heart. Applicants should possess a doctorate in biochemistry/physiology or a related discipline and should have general biochemistry skills. Experience in perfusion methods or substrate metabolism would be an advantage, as would molecular biological techniques. The post, available immediately, is funded by GlaxoSmithKline for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of a third year. The starting salary will be based on qualifications and experience on the RSIA grade (£18,265–£27,339 per annum).

For further particulars e-mail: reference@physiol.ox.ac.uk or write to the Deputy Administrator, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (quoting reference: AS03/009). Written applications to the Deputy Administrator should include a curriculum vitae and the details of two referees who may be contacted prior to interview. The closing date for applications is 21 March.


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Lecturerships in Politics

Balliol College proposes, if suitable candidates apply, to appoint two six-hour lecturers in Politics for 2003–4, as replacements for Sudhir Hazareesingh, who will be on research leave.

The successful candidates will be expected to teach six hours of tutorials per week to undergraduates in the Schools of PPE and Modern History and Politics. Between them, the two appointees will need to be able to teach the institutional components of the Prelim course, and the FHS paper in International Relations. The ability to teach other FHS papers in Politics would be an advantage.

Both lecturers will be expected to participate in undergraduate admissions, and one, if suitably experienced, will be expected to take an organisational role in that exercise. If suitably experienced, one of the appointees will be expected to act as personal tutor to some PPE undergraduates and as academic adviser to some graduate students in Politics.

The stipend attaching to each of the two appointments will depend on the responsibilities undertaken. A lecturer teaching six hours without pastoral and advisory duties, or organisational responsibilities for admissions, will receive £5,896 in addition to certain common room rights. A lecturer teaching six hours but also taking on additional pastoral and advisory duties, and an organisational role in admissions, will receive £8,219 in addition to certain common room rights. Both lecturers will be entitled to join the USS scheme.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae and indicate which subjects they are able to teach. They should give the names of two referees whom they should ask to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Applications and references must reach the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by Friday, 14 March.

Candidates wanting further information are welcome to contact Adam Swift (telephone: (2)77722, e-mail: adam.swift@balliol.ox.ac.uk).


BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Golding Fellowships

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

The Senior Fellowship will run from 1 October 2003 for five years in the first instance, but may be renewed at intervals thereafter provided the fellow continues to hold a salaried post.

The Junior Fellowship will start on 1 October 2003 and, provided the fellow continues to hold a salaried post, will last for three years.

Fellows will be permitted, but not required, to undertake paid teaching of up to six hours a week. Neither fellowship may be held in conjunction with a fellowship at another Oxford college.

Applications, including the names and addresses of three referees, should be addressed to the Principal, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ (from whom further particulars are available), and should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae, together with an outline, not exceeding 1,000 words, explaining in non-technical language the significance of the applicant's research.

The deadline for applications is 14 March.


Kurti Fellowships

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

The Senior Fellowship will run from 1 October 2003 for five years in the first instance, but may be renewed at intervals thereafter provided the fellow continues to hold a salaried post.

The Junior Fellowship will start on 1 October 2003 and, provided the fellow continues to hold a salaried post, will last for three years.

Fellows will be permitted, but not required, to undertake paid teaching of up to six hours a week. Neither fellowship may be held in conjunction with a fellowship at another Oxford college.

Applications, including the names and addresses of three referees, should be addressed to the Principal, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ (from whom further particulars are available), and should be accompanied by a full curriculum vitae, together with an outline, not exceeding 1,000 words, explaining in non-technical language the significance of the applicant's research.

The deadline for applications is 14 March.


CHRIST CHURCH

Appointment of House Manager

Christ Church, one of Oxford's larger college employers, is seeking applications for the senior post of House Manager. Principal duties include management of a team of staff who service the college's residential accommodation, maintenance of the standards of furniture, soft furnishings and decorations, and allocation of rooms to vacation conferences.

The House Manager reports directly to the Steward (one of the college's two bursars) and works closely with a team of senior departmental colleagues.

This is an excellent opening for a man or woman with experience in accommodation management in a college, services, hotel, or institutional environment. Relevant professional skills are essential, and a professional qualification would be an asset. The ability to motivate and develop an already excellent team of staff is essential—the Steward's Department at Christ Church will be one of the first to achieve Investors in People standard.

This is a full-time permanent post attracting a starting salary of around £25,000 per annum plus a discretionary conference bonus, contributory pension scheme, and generous holiday and other benefits.

A comprehensive job description may be obtained from the Steward's Secretary, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)86580, e-mail: margaret.heffron@chch.ox.ac.uk).


Appointment of Development Assistant—Database and Information (Development and Alumni Relations Office)

The Development and Alumni Relations Office is seeking to strengthen its development team by the appointment of a Development Assistant—Database and Information.

An enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with excellent database skills is sought to assist with updating the records of alumni, donors, and other key university contacts. The post-holder will also assist with gift administration, tax claims, running queries, and exporting data for mailings and events and assist the Development Information Officer and other team members with database, IT, and information management activities.

The post is offered on the casual basis of a fixed term contract for twelve months. The actual hours to be worked are flexible and to be agreed with the Development Director. Salary: £11,000, pro rata for 17.5 hours per week.

The post-holder must be competent in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel; be a team player with relevant experience, have excellent accuracy skills, and have the desire to make a real contribution to this important role. Experience of using Raisers Edge would be an advantage.

The post would provide a good opportunity for anyone wishing to further a career in database administration.

Further particulars are available from the Development and Alumni Office, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)86598, e-mail: emma.walsh@christ-church.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 27 February.

Christ Church values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.


MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Non-Stipendiary Research Fellowships

Mansfield College proposes to elect two non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellows for two years from 1 October 2003. Applicants should be engaged in postdoctoral research in Oxford and have independent support. The college expects to elect one candidate in the Humanities/Social Sciences and one in the Sciences. The fellow will be entitled to free lunch and dinner during all periods when the kitchen is open and full membership of the senior common room. The college is unable to provide study space or residential acccommodation.

Application forms are available from the Academic Administrator, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone: Oxford (2)70982, fax: (2)82910, e-mail: linda.given@mansfield.ox.ac.uk), to whom four copies each of a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a statement of proposed research, and the names of three referees should be sent. The closing date for applications is Friday, 14 March. It is the responsibility of the applicants to ask their referees to send references direct to the Academic Administrator to arrive not later than that date.


Stipendiary Lecturership in Mathematics

Applications are invited for a Stipendiary Lecturership in Mathematics at Mansfield College. The appointment is for two years from October 2003. The lecturer will be asked to teach a selection of first- and second-year Mathematics, and to contribute some section b classes to the inter-collegiate class scheme. Mansfield has a teaching need in Algebra, in Probability and Statistics, and in Physical Applied Mathematics. The lecturer will also be expected to assist with the administration of the subject, with pastoral care of students, and with entrance interviewing.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach an average of six hours a week and the salary is on the scale £8,476–£10,454. Further particulars and applications forms are available from the College Secretary, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone: Oxford (2)70982, e-mail: linda.given@mansfield.ox.ac.uk), to whom four copies of applications should be sent. Applicants should provide a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae, and should state which parts of the Mathematics syllabus they would be willing and able to teach. The closing date for applications is Monday, 10 March. Applicants should ensure that two academic references are sent to the College Secretary by that date. Interviews will take place on Monday, 24 March. Any prospective applicants wishing to discuss detils of the post should contact Janet Dyson (e-mail: janet.dyson@mansfield.ox.ac.uk).

Mansfield College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST HILDA'S COLLEGE

Beale Fellowship in Law

Applications are invited for a fixed-term five-year Beale Fellowship in Law, with effect from 1 October 2003. Only women are eligible to hold fellowships at St Hilda's College. The successful candidate will be expected to teach for the college in at least three subjects, including at least one subject for Law Moderations, and to be actively engaged in research. No university post is associated with this fellowship.

Full 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 21 March. Potential applicants are welcome to make informal contact with Mrs Susan Bright, Fellow and Tutor in Law, by telephone (Oxford: (2)76892) (or e-mail: susan.bright@law.ox.ac.uk).


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Senior Scholarships 2003

Somerville College proposes to offer two Senior Scholarships from October 2003, one in the Humanities and Social Sciences, one in the Sciences.

The scholarships will be valued at £5,000 a year each for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third. They will also carry dining rights twice a week for the duration of the scholarships, and the right to a room in Margery Fry House (the graduate accommodation block) for one year at the usual rate.

Applications are open only to those already enrolled on a postgraduate course at Oxford, and who are applying in their second or fifth term in one of the subjects for which the college admits graduate students. Those already in receipt of an award from a funding body will not be debarred.

Application forms are available from the College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70619, e-mail: scholarships@somerville.ox.ac.uk). A copy may also be downloaded from http://www.somerville.ox.ac.uk (`Admissions and Prospectus' section).

Completed application forms should be returned to the College Secretary by 1 March.


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Fellowship and College Lecturership in Neurophysiology

University College seeks to appoint a Special Supernumerary Fellow in Neurophysiology from October 2003. The fellowship will carry with it a College Lecturership in Neuro- physiology, under the terms of which the person appointed would be expected to teach for up to four hours per week over the academic year, and to assist with the administration of the subject. Payment for this will be made at enhanced capitation rates, and there will be a small retainer and possible further allowances, but otherwise the post is not stipendiary. The fellow will be entitled to lunch and dinner in college.

The successful candidate is likely to hold a research post or comparable position within the University or a related institution.

Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH (telephone: Oxford (2)76677, fax (2)76790, e-mail: college.office@univ.ox.ac.uk).

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, should be made to the Senior Tutor, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH, by Friday, 21 March. Applicants should also ask two referees to write to the Senior Tutor by the same date.


Graduate Scholarships for entry in 2003

The following Graduate Scholarships are offered for graduates at University College. For further information contact the College Secretary, University College (e-mail: college. office@univ.ox.ac.uk).

Senior Scholarship: £5,000 per annum. Any subject. Applicants must have the intention to read for a D.Phil. Duration: up to three years.

Old Members' Trust Graduate Scholarship: £3,000 per annum. Any subject. Applicants must have the intention to read for a D.Phil. Duration: up to three years.

Luis Ugueto Venezuelan Graduate Scholarship: open to graduates reading for a graduate degree in any subject. Applicants must be Venezuelan. Duration: up to three years.

Loughman Scholarship: £2,500 per annum. Open to graduates reading for any graduate degree who demonstrate excellence in, and who will make a significant contribution to college life through, extra-academic pursuits (e.g. arts, sports, community service). Duration: up to three years.

Chellgren Scholarships: £1,500 per annum. Any graduate degree but with preference for Economics. Duration: up to three years.

Applications for these college scholarships should be addressed to the Senior Tutor, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH. The information should include: a curriculum vitae; the subject and degree to be studied; the name of the scholarship(s) applied for, and any general qualification for the award in question; and reference letters in a sealed envelope from two academic referees. The closing date for all of the above scholarships is 15 April.


WORCESTER COLLEGE

Senior Scholarships for one-year postgraduate courses

Worcester College proposes to award two one-year Martin Senior Scholarships tenable from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2003. The scholarships are open to those intending to read for the M.St. or M.Sc. in any subject, but are restricted to undergraduate members of Worcester College who hold EU citizenship.

The Senior Scholarships, which will be of one year's duration, are to be awarded on the basis of academic merit. They will provide fees (where necessary) plus a sum equivalent to the current AHRB maintenance grant: partially funded students will receive an amount which brings their total funding to the same level as an AHRB award. A successful applicant will be expected to apply for full funding from the appropriate funding body and, if successful in securing full fees and maintenance from that body, will retain the title of Martin Scholar and receive a bursary of £500.

Applications should comprise an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a statement of the proposed course of study. Two copies should be sent to the Academic Administrator, Jane Gover, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB, to arrive by Friday, 14 March. Each applicant should nominate two academic referees and ask them to send references directly to her, to arrive by the same date.

Decisions will be made on the basis of the written submissions and references; interviews will not be held. It is hoped that successful candidates will be notified by 8 May.


Senior Scholarships

Worcester College proposes to award a minimum of two Senior Scholarships, tenable from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2003. The Senior Scholarships, which will normally be of two years' duration, are to be awarded on the basis of academic merit.

The Senior Scholarships are open to all subjects but are restricted to graduate members of Worcester College who are registered for a higher degree and hold EU citizenship. It is expected that candidates will not normally be older than thirty. The college is an equal opportunities employer, and consideration will be given to applications submitted by candidates who can demonstrate that the application of this age-limit would be inappropriate in their circumstances. The scholarships will provide fees (where necessary) plus a sum equivalent to the current British Academy maintenance grant: partially funded students will receive an amount which brings their total funding to the same level as a British Academy award. A successful applicant already in possession of a full maintenance grant or who is awarded one at any time prior to or during tenure of the Senior Scholarship will receive £500 per annum.

Applications should comprise an up-to-date curriculum vitae and a short account of the candidate's research project. Two copies should be sent to the Academic Administrator, Jane Gover, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB, to arrive by Friday, 14 March. Each applicant should nominate two academic referees and ask them to send references directly to her, to arrive by the same date.

Decisions will be made on the basis of the written submissions and references; interviews will not be held. It is hoped that successful candidates will be notified by 8 May. Existing holders of a Senior Scholarship who wish to be considered for further funding beyond the period of their scholarship must complete an application.


UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Herchel Smith Professorship of Intellectual Property Law

The Board of Electors to the Herchel Smith Professorship of Intellectual Property Law invites applications for this professorship, to take up appointment on 1 October 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The appointment will be subject to the statutes and ordinances of the University of Cambridge.

Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, Academic Division, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TT (e-mail: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application, marked `Confidential', including details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, and a publications list should be sent, together with the names of two referees, so as to reach him not later than Friday, 4 April. Informal enquiries can be made to Professor James Crawford, SC, FBA, Chairman, Faculty of Law, 10 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DZ (telephone: 01223 335358/ 330041, e-mail: JRC1000@hermes.cam.ac.uk).

The University of Cambridge is committed to equality of opportunity.


QUEENS' COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Research studentships 2003

Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Queens' College intends to award up to two Research Studentships in any field in the arts, humanities, or social sciences. The studentships are intended to provide fees-only support, up to a maximum value of £10,000 a year, and are tenable for up to three years. The competition is open to all graduate students, home and overseas, intending to commence research towards a Ph.D. degree from 1 October 2003.

Sciences

Queens' College intends to award one Research Studentship in any field in the sciences. The studentship is intended to provide fees-only support, up to a maximum value of £1,500 a year, and is tenable for up to three years. The competition is open to all home graduate students, intending to commence research towards a Ph.D. degree from 1 October 2003.

In each case, holders must become members of the college and must have indicated Queens' as their first preference in any application to the Board of Graduate Studies. The award of a studentship is conditional upon the student being accepted by the relevant university department (via the Board of Graduate Studies).

The closing date for completed applications is 19 May. Applications should be made in writing (there is no application form) and must include a full curriculum vitae and a statement of the proposed research project (maximum four pages). Two letters of recommendation should be sent separately to reach the college by the closing date. Applications should be sent to the Admissions Co-ordinator, Queens' College, Cambridge CB3 9ET.


Mary Ryall Studentship

The Mary Ryall Memorial Trust announces the Mary Ryall Studentship 2003–4 (maximum annual value £8,000 per year for a maximum of three years) for newly-commencing Ph.D. students at Queens' College, Cambridge in October 2003. The Mary Ryall Studentship is intended for research students from any country in sub-Saharan Africa, working in any subject. The Trust wishes to make an award to students who, for financial reasons, might not otherwise be able to take up a Cambridge place. Only Ph.D. applicants who nominated Queens' College as their college of first preference in their original application to the Board of Graduate Studies are eligible to apply. The award is conditional on the applicant being accepted by the relevant university faculty or department and becoming a member of Queens' College.

Candidates should apply to the college for an application form and return it together with a copy of their curriculum vitae, and a short statement of their proposed research. All information should be addressed to the Admissions Co-ordinator, Queens' College, Cambridge CB3 9ET, by 19 May. Applicants should ask two referees to write confidentially to the same address. References must be received by the deadline for applications.

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 21 February

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

DR L. GASK: `The psychiatrist: cultural perceptions and self-perceptions' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Creating and using digital images', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Arts of Japan', 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.)

S. HARRISON: `Cultural differences as denied resemblance: reconsidering nationalism and ethnicity' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Departmental Seminar), ISCA, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER: `The Free State proclaimed' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

SIR ANDREW TURNBULL: `Public service reform' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

A. SMITH: `Making sense of the European Commission' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR R. WASHINGTON: `African rains and oceans–atmosphere interaction?' (Richardson Lecture), Pusey Lecture Room, Keble, 5.30 p.m.


Saturday 22 February

MAISON FRANÇAISE: `Bourdieu/Durkheim/Law' (Durkheimian Study Day), Maison Française, 11 a.m.–4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. CARRUTHERS: `Learning to read the hard way (Peter of Celle, On Affliction and Reading)' (Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature meeting), Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol, 5 p.m. (open to all members of the University).

ORGAN RECITAL: Peter Barley, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 23 February

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in action: political agency (Hymn 44: "Hail to the Lord's Anointed")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 24 February

DR M. UNNITHAN: `Medical technologies and reproductive change in Rajasthan' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Reproductive technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Research skills—keeping up-to-date with literature', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. LUKES lectures in series of Interdisciplinary Sawyer Seminars (`The theory and politics of civil society'), Rothermere American Institute, 1.45 p.m. (enquiries to: paul.bou-habib@socres.ox.ac.uk, tel. (2)82718).

S. HORWITZ: `Inside Westfort: race, sex, and segregation within a South Africa leprosarium, during the first half of the twentieth century' (seminar series: `Ridding the Empire of leprosy: a grand undertaking and its legacy'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. LILLA: `The justifying God: Kant' (Carlyle Lectures: `Modern political theology: its nature and significance'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND: `Is populism a threat to parliamentary democracy?' (seminar series: `Labour's undetected constitutional changes'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

ENSEMBLE ISIS: `Rediscovering the Verein'—lecture/concert, programme to include Mahler's Symphony no. 4 (arr. Erwin Stein), and new works by Robert Saxton, Ryan Wigglesworth, and Alicia Grant, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. Open to the public, with a retiring collection. (Tel. for further information: (2)76125.)


Tuesday 25 February

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

PROFESSOR S. FABBRINI, `Reacting to America: globalisation and American hyper- power in a European perspective' (seminar series: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA'), Rothermere American Institute, 2.30 p.m.

BARONESS SCOTLAND, QC, DOMINIC GRIEVE, MP, MRS ANN CRYER, MP, and DANIEL SNOWMAN: `National identity and migration: pluses and minuses' (seminar series: `Interests, identities, and interventions'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN GRAY: `Knowledge in the twenty-first century: political thought' (Edmund Croston Lectures), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F. WILLIAMS: `Family values or an ethic of care' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

DR F. CLOONEY: `Hindu goddesses and Christian theology' (lecture), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

V. NAPOLITANO: `Transculturation, cosmopolitanism, and complementary medicine in urban Mexico' (Medical Anthropology Research Seminars: `Complementary and alternative medicines: anthropological perspectives'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. CURRY: `Poetry, death, and Christian faith' (McCandless Lecture, in series `Life at the limits: reflections on religion and death'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

P. PETKOV: `The impact of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights on the law on religion in Bulgaria' (seminar series: `Law and religion'), Becket Institute, St Hugh's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. NUSSEIBEH: `The Arabs' intellectual dynamics' (Leonard Stein Lectures: `Israel as a foreign state'), Schools, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket, available from: senior.tutors.secretary@balliol.ox.ac.uk, or (2)77758).

DAVID CONSTANTINE and BERNARD O'DONOGHUE: `Voices crying in the wilderness'—presentations and readings of ancient Arabic poetry, St Giles' House (16 St Giles'), 5 p.m.

F. VIRGILI: `Gender and punishment in liberated France' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

B. PARSONS: ` "Choosing oneself and committing oneself": the rift between Pierre Boulez and René Leibowitz' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR N.A.M. RODGER: `History repeated as fiction in the novels of Patrick O'Brian' (Wolfson College Lectures: `History and fiction: celebrating the centenary of Sir Ronald Syme (1903–89)'), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).


Wednesday 26 February

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `My Humbul' (with Randolph Metcalfe), OUCS, 1–1.45 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Jonathan B. Hall, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': `Japanese works of art: purchases from the Story Fund', 1.15 p.m., by Dr Oliver Impey, Curator of Japanese Art. (Booking essential. Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Working for the University: opportunities and benefits' (non-academic staff), 2 p.m., and `Descriptive statistics for research—resampling methods', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR ERNST VAN DE WETERING: `Rembrandt's workshop: training and production' (Slade Lectures: `Reconstructing Rembrandt—questions and answers in recent research'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR M. LILLA: `The reconciling God: Hegel' (Carlyle Lectures: `Modern political theology: its nature and significance'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. AGER: `Trends in the construction of psychosocial interventions: evidence from Sri Lanka' (Seminars in Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL: Launch of the Oxford University Business Plan Competition, 6 p.m. Information about the competition, and talks about innovation and commercialisation of science, followed by reception; guest speakers include Dr Tim Cook, MD of Isis Innovation (further information and registration at: www.science-enterprise.ox.ac.uk or from elen.humphreys@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR D. SORKIN: `Reflections on emancipation' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

EUROPEAN MOVEMENT (Oxfordshire Branch): open meeting and discussion about the constitutional changes proposed for the European Union in 2004, Maison Française, 8 p.m.


Thursday 27 February

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Word 2000: styles and tables of contents', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m. , and Unix Systems Administration Seminar, OUCS, 12.45–1.45 p.m.

DR Z. MORRISON: `Ethics, gender, space, and scale: constructions of relationships between places in Oxford' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender and religions: sacralising time and space'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: general tour, 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING Research Seminars: reading week (details from joanna.buddery@learning.ox.ac.uk), Littlegate House, 4 p.m.

SIR TIM RICE (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre): inaugural lecture, Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. FREEDEN: `Ideologies' (seminar series: `British political history in the twentieth century'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. SELA: `Whither Arab–Israeli peace? The Arab and Muslim discourse of peace in the Middle East in the 1990s' (Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR E. IVES: `Will the real Henry VIII please stand up?' (DNB Seminars in Biography), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

A. COOK: `The Admiralty chart in the nineteenth century: a neglected resource?' (Oxford Seminars in Cartography), School of Geography and the Environment, 5 p.m.

A. COSTA PINTO: `Right-wing populism in democratic Portugal: does previous infection provide long-term immunity?' (West European Seminar: `Populism, the extreme right, and the crisis of representation in Western Europe'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR D. RUNDLE: `The wanderings of manuscripts once owned by Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR K. HOMEWOOD: `Policy, environment, and development in African rangelands' (Linacre Lectures: `Designing successful environmental policies'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

PENELOPE LIVELY and PHILIP PULLMAN in conversation, on the inspiration they have found in the Pitt Rivers Museum: a Gala Benefit for the Friends of the Pitt Rivers, followed by a reception, in the Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 6.30 p.m. (tickets £15, concessions £12.50, from Oxford (2)70928).