Oxford University Gazette: 20 May 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4697: 20 May 2004

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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 4 June 2004.

1 Professorship of Pharmacology

1 In SCHEDULE A to Sect. I, § 5. B of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 482, as amended by Decree 2 of 8 March 2001, and redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 716; Vol. 132, p. 1146), delete § 248 and substitute:

`§ 248. Professor of Pharmacology

1. The Professor of Pharmacology shall lecture and give instruction in Pharmacology.

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

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

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

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

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.

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


2 Waynflete Professorship of Physiology

1 In SCHEDULE A to Sect. I, § 5. B of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 482, as amended by Decree 2 of 8 March 2001, and redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 716; Vol. 132, p. 1146) delete § 261 and substitute:

`§ 261. Waynflete Professor of Physiology

1. The Waynflete Professor of Physiology shall lecture and give instruction in Human and Comparative Physiology.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the President of Magdalen College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(2) the President of Magdalen College, or, if the President is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of the Magdalen College on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

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

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.

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

3 Watts Professorship of Psychology

1 In SCHEDULE A to Sect. I, § 5. B of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 482, as amended by Decree 2 of 8 March 2001, and redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 716; Vol. 132, p. 1146) delete § 274 and substitute:

`§ 274. Watts Professor of Psychology

1. The Watts Professor of Psychology shall lecture and give instruction in Psychology in the widest sense.

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

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

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

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

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

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.

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

[These changes, which are made on the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, bring the composition of these electoral boards into line with current practice and governance structures.]


CONGREGATION 13 May

Election of Public Orator

On Thursday, 13 May, the following was duly elected as Public Orator, to hold office from Michaelmas Term 2004 until retirement:

R.H.A. JENKYNS

[The votes recorded were: for R.H.A. Jenkyns, 354; for R.C. Smail, 114]


CONGREGATION 18 May 2004

Declaration of approval of unopposed Legislative Proposal

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Legislative Propopsal concerning the Proctors' disciplinary powers (p. 1046) approved.


CONVOCATION 15 May

Election of Professor of Poetry

On Saturday, 15 May, the following was duly elected as Professor of Poetry, to hold office for five years from Michaelmas Term 2004:

CHRISTOPHER RICKS

[The votes recorded were: for Anne Carson, 105; for Ian McMillan, 17; for Peter Porter, 175; for Christopher Ricks, 214; for Mark Walker, 20]


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Bonas, J.H., MA, Oriel

Cameron, D.J., Worcester

Greenhalgh, R., Templeton

Redley, M.G., Kellogg

Reynard, J.M., MA, Lady Margaret Hall

Swiffen, J.A., Hertford

Zurovac, D., The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics


EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE AND CONTINUING EDUCATION BOARD

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 4 June 2004, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

CONGREGATION 23 June

1 Encaenia

Mr Vice-Chancellor invites Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, holders of the Oxford Degrees of Doctor of Divinity, Civil Law, Medicine, Letters, Science, and Music, the Proctors, the Assessor, the Public Orator, the Professor of Poetry, the Registrar, the outgoing President of the Oxford University Student Union, and the Presidents of the Junior and Middle common rooms of University College, Corpus Christi College, and St Hugh's College (as being the colleges of the Proctors and the Assessor) to partake of Lord Crewe's Benefaction to the University, meeting him in the Hall of Brasenose College at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday, 23 June. Thence they will go in procession to the Sheldonian Theatre, where will be spoken the Oration in Commemoration of the Benefactors of the University according to the intention of the Right Honourable Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham.

Note. Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, and Doctors who propose to accept Mr Vice-Chancellor's invitation, and to be present in the Sheldonian Theatre, are requested to inform his Secretary at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70243; e-mail: alison.miles@admin.ox.ac.uk), not later than Wednesday, 16 June. They are reminded that, while academic dress of other universities may (if desired) be worn at the Encaenia Garden Party, the appropriate Oxford academic dress should always be worn at the partaking of Lord Crewe's Benefaction and at the Encaenia Ceremony.

2 Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Civil Law

SIR MARTIN WOOD, KT, OBE, FRS (MA Cambridge), Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College, Honorary Student of Christ Church, founder and Honorary President, Oxford Instruments, and founder of the Oxford Trust

THE RT HON THE LORD WOOLF (LL.B. London), Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales

Doctor of Letters

PROFESSOR JOESPH STIGLITZ (BA Amherst, PH.D. MIT), Professor of Economics and Finance, Columbia University Graduate School of Business

PROFESSOR DAME MARILYN STRATHERN, DBE, FBA (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge and William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge

Doctor of Science

PROFESSOR SUZANNE CORY, FRS (B.SC., M.SC. Melbourne, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Director of, and Professor of Medical Biology at, the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research, Melbourne

PROFESSOR SIR ALEC JEFFREYS, MA, D.PHIL, FRS, Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Royal Society Wolfson Research Professor, University of Leicester

PROFESSOR AHMED H. ZEWAIL (B.SC., MS Alexandria, PH.D. Pennsylvania), Linus Pauling Professor of Chemistry and Professor of Physics, California Institute of Technology

¶ Arrangements for admission to the Sheldonian Theatre, which will be by ticket only, are published in `Notices' below.

GENERAL NOTICES

ENCAENIA

Sheldonian Theatre

At the Encaenia to be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday, 23 June, the Curators of the Theatre propose to allot seats as follows, and subject to availability, to those who apply for tickets:

(a) One visitor's ticket each to Heads of Houses, Canons of Christ Church, members of Council, and certain other persons holding official positions in the University;

(b) One visitor's ticket to each Professor;

(c) One ticket to each member of Convocation (i.e. any matriculated member of the University on whom any degree of the University has been conferred, or any member of Congregation who does not hold such a degree).

Applications for tickets in the above categories, stating the name and standing of each person for whom a ticket is requested, should be made not later than Wednesday, 9 June, to the University Card Office, University Offices (e-mail: university.card@.ox.ac.uk). All requests for tickets should, for security purposes, state the names of the persons for whom the tickets are intended.

Tickets for all other members of the University (i.e. those who have not been admitted to any degree of the University) will be distributed through college authorities; all applications for tickets in this category should be made to the college authorities and not to the University Card Office.

The gates and entrances to the Theatre will be opened at 10.45 a.m. and the proceedings will begin at 11.30 a.m. Holders of tickets are requested to be in their places inside the Theatre by 11.15 a.m.

All members of the University are required to wear sub-fusc and full academic dress. Doctors will wear their robes and other graduates their hoods.

NORMAN HEATLEY LECTURE

PROFESSOR ROBERT TJIAN, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of California, Berkeley, will deliver the Norman Heatley Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 17 June, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: `Deconstructing and reconstituting the Metazoan transcriptional apparatus.'


WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

The tempation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature 2003–4, will continue his series of lectures on the following days in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. Unless otherwise indicated, the lectures will begin at 5 p.m.

Wed. 26 May: `Rich, poor, leisured, idle, and marginal.'

Wed. 2 June: `Civilised barbarians.'

Fri. 4 June: `From heaven above.'

Wed. 9 June: `The temptation of the impossible.'


CLARENDON LECTURES IN FINANCE

Default risk

PROFESSOR DARRELL DUFFIE, the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School.

Mon. 14 June: `Bankruptcy probabilities.'

Tue. 15 June: `Default risk pricing.'

Wed. 16 June: `Default correlation.'


LUBBOCK LECTURE IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

GAVYN DAVIES, former Chairman of the BBC, will deliver the Lubbock Lecture in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the Saïd Business School. The event is open to the public and free to attend. No ticket or registration is necessary.

Subject: `The economics of public service broadcasting: market failure and the scale and scope of the BBC.'


NEWTON–ABRAHAM LECTURE

PROFESSOR J.W. PUTNEY, JR., National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences, North Carolina, USA, will deliver the Newton–Abraham Lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 May, in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: `Calcium signalling (the other reason your mother made you drink milk).'


ASTOR LECTURE

PROFESSOR RICHARD WRANGHAM, Harvard, Astor Visiting Lecturer, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 May, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: `The behavioural ecology of human evolution: why cooking is critical.'


CLASSICS

Dionysus recast

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi College. Two papers will be given at the seminars on 9 and 16 June.

DR F. MACINTOSH
26 May: : `Dance, decadence, and modernity.'

Y. ZARIFI, Royal Holloway, London, and Thiasos Theatre Company
2 June: `Peaceful demonstrations: problems of choral identity and location in Aristophanes' Peace.'

H. EASTMAN, Floodtide Productions
9 June: `Greek tragdy in contemporary political theatre.'

A. WILLIS
9 June: `Trojan Women in performance: adapting Euripides' play for the modern stage, 2004.'

D. HULTON, University of Exeter and Foursight Theatre
16 June: `Foursight Theatre's production of Agamemnon.'

A. BURKE, Queen Margaret University College, Edinburgh
16 June: `The Oresteia and the British press'.


Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR E. CSAPO, Toronto, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 May, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. For further information, telephone Oxford (2)88210, or e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Cooking with Menander: slices from the ancient home entertainment industry.'


Lecture

DR A. VLACHOPOULOS, University of the Peloponnese, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. Further information may be obtained from Dr Sue Sherratt, Ashmolean Museum, or Dr Maria Stamatopoulou, Lincoln College.

Subject: `The wall paintings from the Xeste 3 building at Akrotiri, Thera. Towards an interpretation of its iconographic programme.'


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Fin de siècle

The following seminars will be give at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Wolfson College (signs to the seminar will be posted from the lodge). Two papers will be given at the seminar on 20 May.

Convener: Carol Peaker, Wolfson College.

DR G. MARSHALL, Leeds
20 May: `Shakespeare and the New Woman in the 1890s.'

T. COLLINS, Purdue
20 May: `Punch and the creation of the New Woman.'

PROFESSOR M.D. STETZ, Delaware
10 June: `Yellow Books and true-blue friends: the Bodley Head and the Wilde trials in the mid-nineties.'


Romantic Realignments

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 11, English Faculty, St Cross Building.

Convener: Leonard Epp.

P. WOOF, Wordsworth Trust, Grasmere
26 May: `Dorothy Wordsworth: the making of a journal, and the making of poetry.'

R. HEWITT
2 June: ` "Dreaming o'er the map of things": William Wordsworth and the Irish Ordnance Survey.'

C. THROSBY
2 June: `Flirting with flame: Byron's fan letters.'

DR L. VARGO, Saskatchewan, USA
9 June: `Mary Shelley and "The great work of life": reception and re- vision.'

D. FALLON
16 June: ` "What mov'd Milton?": Blake's Milton and eighteenth century Miltons.'

R. MARCH
16 June: `The (in)significance of Lady Caroline Lamb.'

D. O'SHAUGHNESSY
16 June: `Godwin and theatricality: radical self-censorship in the 1970s.'


HISTORY OF ART AND PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy and theory of the visual art

Seminars in this interdisciplinary series will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.

PROFESSOR M. PODRO, Essex
21 May: `Wollheim, trompe l'oeil, and Andrea Mantegna.'

DR P. GOLDIE, King's College, London
28 May: `The experience of conceptual art.'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Oxford 20/20: Global economic and demographic prospects

This day-long dialogue will be held on Friday, 21 May. Representatives will attend from the University, WHO, IMF, Harvard Medical School, Just Pensions, Goldman Sachs, and others. Advance registration is required. Contact: miriam.seifter@green.ox.ac.uk.

Moderator: Professor Gordon Clark.


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Soft Matter, Biomaterials, and Interfaces

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room. The seminar by Professor Eisenberg on Friday, 11 June, will also be given at 4 p.m., and not, as previously notified, at 2.15 p.m.

Convener: Professor J. Klein.

PROFESSOR J. H. P. BAYLEY
25 May: `Non-covalent and covalent chemistry with protein nanopores.'

DR J. MACPHERSON, Warwick
1 June: `High resolution electrochemical imaging of interfacial processes.'

PROFESSOR F. DE SCHRYVER, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Holland
8 June: `Visualisation and study of single molecules.'

PROFESSOR B. EISENBERG, Rush Medical College, Chicago, USA
Fri. 11 June: `Ion channels as devices: crowded charge model of selectivity.'


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology

The following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Mondays in the Library, the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology.

Convener: Professor John Harding.

E. GANEA, Bucharest
24 May: `Chemical chaperones as chemical stabilisers.'

PROFESSOR HARDING
7 June: `Twins: should you trust them?'

J. WOOD
14 June: `Metabolic studies of rat retinal neurones and glia in culture.'

G. CHIDLOW
21 June: `Effect of optic nerve injury in the rat on ganglion and glial cells.'

J. CRAGHILL
5 July: `Glutathione–protein mixed disulphide in human lens—a reaction site on [gamma]s-crystallin.'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

African studies

PROFESSOR GEORGE SAITOTI, Education Minister, Kenya, will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 25 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The meeting will be chaired by Dr David Johnson.

Subject: `Putting education at the heart of development.'


ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Lecture

JOHN SHELTON REED will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in the Rothermere American Institute

Subject: `What's southern about the American South?'


Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters

RICHARD FORD will deliver the Esmond Harmsworth Lecture in American Arts and Letters at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 8 June, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The things that help, the things that hurt: a memoir.'


Complex Adaptive Systems

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room A, the Saïd Business School.

Convener: F. Reed-Tsochas.

PROFESSOR T. HALPIN-HEALY, Columbia, USA
1 June: `The dynamics of conformity and dissent.'

DR P. ANDRIANI, Durham Business School
8 June: `Cellular neural network simulations: the evolution of technology and the emergence of novelty.'

DR A. BYDE, HP Labs UK
15 June: `Market-based control for utility data centres.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Seminars

Amended notice

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held from 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor. This notice replaces previous announcements.

The OCHJS minibus will leave the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m., and will leave Yarnton at 9.45 p.m. A single fare costs £1.60 (students £1.20).

Convener: Dr Joseph Sherman.

MRS H.E. GODLEVSKY, Hebrew writer
Mon. 24 May: `Spiritual interconnections between body and soul.' (Mrs Godlevsky discusses her poetry and prose)

PROFESSOR C. KUZNITZ, Bard College, New York
2 June: `Yiddish scholarship and politics: YIVO in inter-war Eastern Europe.'

DR D. MATT
9 June: `The Zohar, masterpiece of Kabbalah: a new annotated translation.'

PROFESSOR J.W. VAN HENTEN, Amsterdam
16 June: `Contemporary martyrs and violence: victims and/or perpetrators.'


UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

BILL SHEEHAN, Willmar, USA, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 2 June, in the University Museum of Natural History. The talk will be illustrated, and will include videotape of the last transit in 1882. Admission is free.

Subject: `The transit of Venus of 8 June 2004: a once (or twice) in a lifetime event, and why it will be so worth watching.'


MAISON FRANÇAISE AND FACULTY OF MODERN HISTORY

History and the public understanding of science

This two-day conference will be held at the Maison Française on Friday, 28 May, and Saturday, 29 May. The conference is the last in the cycle of five meetings on `Transmission and understanding in the sciences' held in Oxford and Bologna since April 2002. Further information may be obtained from the conveners, or from the Maison Française (e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Professor Robert Fox (e-mail: robert.fox@history.ox.ac.uk), and Professor Ian Maclean (e-mail: ian.maclean@all-souls.ox.ac.uk).

Friday, 28 May

First session: Biography and film (10 a.m.–1 p.m.)\

G. PANCALDI, Bologna
10 a.m.: `Biography, community, and contingency.'

GEORGINA FERRY, Oxford
11.15 a.m.: `Scientific lives: biography as a route to public understanding.'

T. BOON, Science Museum, London
12 noon: `Science and the Citizen: documentary film and science communication in World War Two.'


Second session: Museums and the public understanding of science (2.15–4.30 p.m.)

M. VAN PRAËT, Muséum national d'histoire naturelle, Paris
2.15 p.m.: `Science and its image: the Natural History Museum exhibitions in Paris since 1633.'

D. FERRIOT, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers
3 p.m.: `University museums and collections: the role of the object.'

W.-P. FEHLHAMMER, Deutsches Museum, Munich
3.45 p.m.: ` "Extended educational mission": the odd man out becomes important. A German view.'


Third session: The role of journalism (5–5.45 p.m.)

P. COULTER, Reuter Foundation Programme
5 p.m.: `Science in the media: the responsibilities of scientists and journalists.'


Saturday, 29 May

Fourth session: Science and theatre (9.30–11 a.m.)

R.M. FRIEDMAN, Oslo
9.30 a.m.: `Balancing act: harmonising scholarship and artistry in drama based on history about science.'

J. BENNETT
10.15 a.m.: `History of science on stage: one historian's experience.'


Fifth session: Burning issues (11.15 a.m.–12 noon)

M. HIRSCH, Directeur, Agence française de sécurité sanitaire des aliments
11.15 a.m.: `How do scientists raise and calm new fears?'


Sixth session: The genome project (2–3.30 p.m.)

2 p.m.: Presentations by DENIS NOBLE, Oxford, and PIERRE SONIGO, Institut national de la santé et de la recherche médicale


Seventh session: Medical imaging (4–5.30 p.m.)

4 p.m.: Presentations by SIR MIKE BRADY, Oxford, and NICHOLAS AYACHE, Institut national de recherche en informatique et en automatique

5.30 p.m.: Closing remarks by IAN MACLEAN and ALEXIS TADIÉ.


ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Attention: Phenomenology, Hemispheric Specialisation and Psychiatric Disorders

This conference will be held on Friday, 28 May, and Saturday, 29 May, in All Souls College. Those interested in attending should contact the Fellows' Secretary, Humaira Erfan Ahmed (telephone: Oxford (2)89109, e-mail: humaira.erfan-ahmed@all-souls.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: Dr I. McGilchrist.

Friday, 28 May

PROFESSOR L. SASS, Rutgers, New Jersey, USA
9.30 a.m.: `Attention, engagement and emotion in schizophrenia: a phenomenological account.'

PROFESSOR E. MATTHEWS, Aberdeen
11 a.m.: `Being in a world on one's own: Merleau-Ponty and schizophrenia.'

DR M. WYLLIE, Aberdeen
12 noon: `Lived time and psychopathology: depression and eternal suffering.'

M. BRENNER, author of Faces and Vanishing Points
2 p.m.: `Differences in the nature and laterality of attention in ancient and modern times.'

PROFESSOR N. NIKOLAENKO, St Petersberg, Russia
3 p.m.: `Visual hemifield preferences: the hemispheres and the relationship with schizophrenia and depression.'


Saturday, 29 May

DR MCGILCHRIST
9.30 a.m.: `The master, his emissary, and the paradoxes of attention.'

DR J. CUTTING, Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospital, Institute of Psychiatry
11 a.m.: `Apollo and Dionysus: the hemispheres and the phenomenological reductions in schizophrenia and depressive illness.'

PROFESSOR G. STANGHELLINI, Florence, Italy
12 noon: `Ceci n'est pas un délire: Husserl, Scheler, and the phenomenological reduction.'

DR A. RICHARDSON
2 p.m.: `Attention, laterality, and lipids in developmental and psychiatric disorders: a new approach to some old questions.'

DR G. GLAS, Consultant Psychiatrist and Professor, Utrecht, Holland
3 p.m.: `Concepts of attention in phenomenology and cognitive neuroscience: are what we experience and what we measure the same thing?'


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

South Asian History Seminar: change to arrangements

There will be a change to the South Asian History Seminar on Tuesday, 25 May (fifth week). In a Special Seminar entitled `Indian Texts in Historical Context: Problems and Possibilities', Francis Clooney, SJ (Boston College and OCHS), James Benson (Wolfson/Oriental Institute), Sanjay Subrahmanyam (St Cross/Oriental Institute) and Nile Green (Lady Margaret Hall) will continue discussions about the themes of the workshop which took place on Friday, 7 May. Convener: Dr David Washbrook. Enquiries: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk or telephone: (2)74559.


Seminar

PROFESSOR HIDEAKI MIYAJIMA, Waseda University, will give a seminar at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 June, in the Dahrendorf Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

The seminar will begin at 3 p.m., and not at 5 p.m., as previously announced.

Convener: Dr Mark Rebick.

Subject: `The state of the Japanese economy.'


European Studies Centre

History and memory in interwar Italy

This workshop will be held on Wednesday, 26 May, 2–5 p.m., in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre. Further details of this and other European Studies Centre events may be obtained from Ulli Parkinson (telephone: Oxford (2)74470, e-mail: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk).

C. BALDOLI: `The necessary tragedies: from Caporetto to Rome 1943.'

P. DIPAOLA, Goldsmiths' College, London: `Italian Anarchism and the outbreak of the Great War.'

M. TRUDELL, Birkbeck College, London: `Caporetto, history, and memory of the defeat.'

M. CAREW: `Fascism and women: the regime's demographic policies.'

R. CLIFFORD: `The memory of deportation in the Second World War.'


South-east European Studies Programme: workshop

The workshop will be held on Friday, 28 May, 9 a.m.–4 p.m., in the Maplethorpe Conference Room, St Hugh's College. Admission is by registration only. For further details or to register, contact Mrs Janet Pearson (telephone: Oxford (2)74537, e-mail: seesp@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The continued rapprochement between Greece and Turkey: still genuine?'


Annual European Studies Centre Lecture

MR RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN, Prime Minister of Turkey, will deliver the European Studies Centre Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 28 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College. Admission is by ticket only (limited seating available). Applications for tickets should be addressed to: dev.office@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Why the European Union needs Turkey.'


Conference

DR A.-M. MOTARD will speak at a conference to be held on Friday, 4 June, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Trade union attitudes towards European integration: a comparative perspective.'


Lecture

JOHN MONKS, General Secretary, European TUC, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 4 June, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Is Europe still the workers' best friend?'


ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Becket Institute

The publicity of reasons, normative authority, and religious liberty

This meeting will be held on Saturday, 29 May, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Wordsworth Room, St Hugh's College.

DR R. AUDI, Notre Dame
9.30 a.m.: `Moral foundations of democracy, secular reasons, and liberal neutrality toward the good.'

DR M. FERRETTI, Bologna
11.14 a.m.: `Having reasons and not giving reasons.'

DR J. SIMMONS, Mercer
2 p.m.: `A rhetorician's view on religious speech in deliberative democracies.'

DR D. ROBINSON, Oxford and Columbia
3.45 p.m.: ` "Essentialism" (again) and fitness for the rule of law.'

Lectures

DR ARMIN ADAM will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Becket Institute, St Hugh's College.

Tue. 1 June: `Postsecularisation: a new evaluation of religion in Western societies.'

Thur. 3 June: `The scarf and the Cross: current trends in Continental constitutional debates on religious liberties.'


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

St John's College Research Centre

CORINNA RIVA, Junior Research Fellow in Archaeology, St John's College, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 May, in the Seminar Room of the Centre.

The meeting is open to all, but space is limited. Those wishing to attend are asked to e-mail: research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Fragmented landscapes in eastern–central Italy: the Upper Esino Valley Survey.'


TRINITY COLLEGE

Margaret Howard Lecture

SIR CHARLES GRAY, Judge of the High Court, will deliver the Margaret Howard Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Freedom of expression—checking the balances.'


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Public lecture

DR JEREMY JOHNS will deliver a public lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in the Buttery, Wolfson College.

Subject: `The Book of Curiosities: some answers and many more questions.'

Note: The Book of Curiosities, the unique complete manuscript of a hitherto unknown Arabic cosmographical treatise, was acquired by the Bodleian in June 2002. The manuscript, a copy of a work which was probably compiled in the eleventh century, contains an unparalleled series of diagrams of the heavens and maps of the Earth. Many of its illustrations can be seen in the Bodleian exhibition `Medieval views of the cosmos' (Exhibition Room, 7 June–30 October).


Annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture

SIR TOM STOPPARD will deliver the annual Isaiah Berlin Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 10 June, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Drawing on the wall of Plato's cave.'


RIPON COLLEGE, CUDDESDON

150 Anniversary Festival

The past, present, and future of theological education

This conference will be held on Tuesday, 25 May, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m., in Ripon College, Cuddesdon. Speakers will include Mark Chapman, Andrew Atherstone, Alastair Redfern, Michael Brierley, and Robert Jeffrey.

THE RT. REVD STEPHEN PLATTEN, Bishop of Wakefield, will deliver the keynote lecture at 4.15 p.m.

Subject: `Cuddesdon, theological education, and the changing Church.'


Other events

The following events will also be held as part of the Anniversary Festival. Further details of all events may be obtained from Mrs Sophie Farrant, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford OX44 9EX (telephone: Oxford 874404, e-mail: sfarrant@ripon-cuddesdon@ac.uk).

Note: places are very limited for the Friday events.

Wed. 26 May, 7.30 p.m.: Concert of sacred music in All Saints Church, Cuddesdon, with the choir of St Mary Magdalen.

Thur. 27 May, 5.30–7 p.m.: Tour of the old Ripon Hall buildings in Boar's Hill, and unveiling of blue plaque.

Fri. 28 May, 11.30 a.m.: Festival Eucharist. Celebrant: The Rt. Revd Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury; preacher: The Rt. Revd Richard Harries, Bishop of Oxford and Visitor to the college.

Fri. 28 May, 2.30 p.m. THE RT. REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury: `The Christian priest today.' (Festival Lecture)


OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION

Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR PIERO BOITANI, FBA, Professor of English, University of Rome, `La Sapienza', will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 28 May, in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College (entrance through Longwall).

Subject: `Dante, Milton, and the poetry of Christian Europe.'

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CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

TRINITY TERM 2004

Honour Moderations

Mathematics: DR I.M. MOROZ, St Hilda's College

Mathematics and Philosophy: D.H. RICE, Christ Church


Moderations

Music: DR J.A. CALDWELL, Jesus College

Oriental Studies Chinese (Part I): DR B.M. FRELLESVIG, Hertford College

Oriental Studies Japanese (Part II): DR B.M. FRELLESVIG, Hertford College


Preliminary Examinations

Ancient and Modern History: DR J.T. MA, Corpus Christi College

Chemistry: PROFESSOR R.G. DENNING, Sub-Department of Inorganic Chemistry

Earth Sciences: PROFESSOR B. PARSONS, Earth Sciences

Economics and Management: DR N. VULKAN, Saïd Business School

Modern History: DR C.C.L. ANDREYEV, Christ Church

Modern History and Politics: DR C.C.L. ANDREYEV, Christ Church

Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry: DR M.R. WORMALD, Corpus Christi College

Physics: DR P.F. ROCHE, Hertford College


Honour Schools

Ancient and Modern History: DR J.T. MA, Corpus Christi College

Archaeology and Anthropology: PROFESSOR M.J. BANKS, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Classical Archaeology and Ancient History: DR J.J. COULTON, Institute of Archaeology

Classics and Modern Languages: DR G.J. MALLINSON, Trinity College

Economics and Management: DR C. CHAPMAN, Saïd Business School

Engineering Science Part I: DR P.D. MCFADDEN, Jesus College

Engineering Science Part II: DR P.D. MCFADDEN, Jesus College

Engineering and Computing Science Part I: DR I.D. REID, Exeter College

Engineering and Computing Science Part II: DR I.D. REID, Exeter College

Engineering and Materials Part I: DR S.J. SHEARD, Trinity College

Engineering and Materials Part II: DR S.J. SHEARD, Trinity College

Engineering, Economics, and Management Part I: DR H.J. EFSTATHIOU, Pembroke College

Engineering, Economics, and Management Part II: DR H.J. EFSTATHIOU, Pembroke College

English and Modern Languages: DR D. ZANCANI, Balliol College

Experimental Psychology: PROFESSOR M. HEWSTONE, Department of Experimental Psychology

European and Middle Eastern Languages: DR M.J. SMITH, Oriental Institute

Geography: DR L.S. WILD, St Hilda's College

Human Sciences: PROFESSOR D.A. COLEMAN, Department of Social Policy and Social Work

Mathematical Sciences: DR J.F. BITHELL, St Peter's College

Mathematics (Part I): DR J.F. BITHELL, St Peter's College

Mathematics (Part II) (four-year course): DR H.A. PRIESTLY, Mathematical Institute

Mathematics and Philosophy Part I: DR W.H. NEWTON-SMITH, Balliol College

Mathematics and Philosophy (Part II): PROFESSOR B. ZILBER, Mathematical Institute

Mathematics and Statistics (Part A) Year 2: DR P.J. NORTHROP, Department of Statistics

Modern History and Economics: DR M.J. INGRAM, Brasenose College

Modern History and English: DR P.E. MCCULLOUGH, Lincoln College

Modern History and Modern Languages: E.A. SOUTHWORTH, St Peter's College

Modern History and Politics: DR N.S. DAVIDSON, St Edmunds Hall

Modern Languages 3 and 4 Year Courses: PROFESSOR R.N.N. ROBERTSON, St John's College

Music: DR S.E. CLARK, Merton College

Natural Science

Biological Sciences: DR S. KEARSEY, St Anne's College

Chemistry Part I: A.F. ORCHARD, Sub-department of Inorganic Chemistry

Chemistry Part IA: DR J.H. JONES, Chemistry Research Laboratory

Materials Part II: PROFESSOR A.K. PETFORD-LONG, Corpus Christi College

Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry Part I: DR D.A. HARRIS, Department of Biochemistry

Oriental Studies: DR M.J. SMITH, Oriental Institute

Philosophy and Modern Languages: DR RODRIGUEZ-PEREYRA, Philosophy Faculty Centre

Philosophy and Theology: MRS L. BROWN, Somerville College

Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: DR L. MCNAY, Somerville College

Physics and Philosophy (Part A) (Year 2): DR H. KRAUS, Sub-department of Particle Physics

Physics and Philosophy (Part B) (Year 3): DR H. KRAUS, Sub-department of Particle Physics

Physics and Philosophy (Part B) (old regulations): DR H. KRAUS, Sub-department of Particle Physics


Master of Fine Art

PROFESSOR B.D. CATLING,Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art


Master of Philosophy

Classical Archaeology: DR A.I. WILSON, Institute of Archaeology

Economic and Social History (Year 1): DR K.J. HUMPHRIES, All Souls College

Economic and Social History (Year 2): DR K.J. HUMPHRIES, All Souls College

English Studies Course (i) and Course (ii): DR S.L. MAPSTONE, St Hilda's College

European Literature: PROFESSOR T.F. EARLE, Taylor Institution

General Linguistics and Comparative Philology: PROFESSOR S.G. PULMAN, Somerville College

Latin American Studies: A.E. ANGELL, St Antony's College

Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: DR P.K. DRESCH, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Modern European History (Year 1): DR D.A. WASHBROOK, St Antony's College

Oriental Studies—Classical and Medieval Islamic History: DR E.L. ROGAN, St Antony's College

Social Anthropology: DR P.K. DRESCH, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Qualifying Examination in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: DR P.K. DRESCH, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Qualifying Examination in Medical Anthropology: DR P.K. DRESCH, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Qualifying Examination in Oriental Studies—Cuneiform Studies: DR E.L. ROGAN, St Antony's College

Qualifying Examination in Oriental Studies—Medieval Arabic Thought: DR E.L. ROGAN, St Antony's College


Master of Science

Applied Social Studies: DR A.H. BUCHANAN, Department of Social Policy and Social Work

Applied Statistics: PROFESSOR B.D. RIPLEY, Department of Statistics

Biology (Integrative Bioscience): PROFESSOR P.W.H. HOLLAND, Department of Zoology

Diagnostic Imaging: DR S.J. GOLDING, Oxford MRI Centre, John Radcliffe Hospital

Economic and Social History: DR K.J. HUMPHRIES, All Souls College

Economics for Development: DR E.V.K. FITZGERALD, International Development Centre, Queen Elizabeth House

English Local History (first year): DR F.M. HEAL, Jesus College

Environmental Change and Management: DR J. BOARDMAN, Environmental Change Institute

Environmental Geomorphology: DR H.A. VILES, School of Geography and the Environment

Evidence-based Social Work: DR A.H. BUCHANAN, Deparment of Social Policy and Social Work

Forced Migration: DR D. CHATTY, International Development Centre, Queen Elizabeth House

History of Science, Medicine and Technology: DR K.J. HUMPHRIES, All Souls College

History of Science: Instruments, Museums, Science, Technology: DR J.A. BENNETT, Museum of the History of Science, Ashmolean Building

Latin American Studies: A.E. ANGELL, St Antony's College

Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography: DR P.K. DRESCH, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Medical Anthropology: DR P.K. DRESCH, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Political Theory Research: PROFESSOR M.S. FREEDEN, Department of Politics and International Relations

Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance (Year 2): PROFESSOR U. ACKERMANN, University Laboratory of Physiology

Social Anthropology: DR P.K. DRESCH, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Visual Anthropology: DR P.K. DRESCH, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology


Master of Studies

Byzantine Studies: PROFESSOR E.M. JEFFREYS, Exeter College

European Literature: PROFESSOR T.F. EARLE, Taylor Institution

General Linguistics and Comparative Philology: PROFESSOR S.G. PULMAN, Somerville College

Historical Research: DR G.J. ELLIS, Modern History Faculty

Modern History: DR D.A. WASHBROOK, St Antony's College

Music (Musicology): DR E. SENICI, St Hugh's College

Science and Religion: PROFESSOR J.H. BROOKE, Harris Manchester College

Slavonic Studies: DR C.M. MACROBERT, Lady Margaret Hall

Theology: THE REVD R.C. MORGAN, Department of Theology

Women's Studies: DR E.J. SMITH, Hertford College


Master of Theology

Applied Theology: THE REVD DR M. CHAPMAN, Ripon College, Cuddesdon


Postgraduate Diplomas

Applied Theology: THE REVD M. CHAPMAN, Ripon College, Cuddesdon

Science and Medicine of Athletic Performance: PROFESSOR U. ACKERMANN, University Laboratory of Physiology


Diploma

Legal Studies: MS A.S. KENNEDY, Lady Margaret Hall


Probationer Research Student Qualifying Examination

Development Studies: DR N. GOOPTU, International Development Centre, Queen Elizabeth House


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the changes in regulations at 2 below, made by the Continuing Education Board, will come into effect on 4 June.

1 Educational Policy and Standards Committee

Corrigenda

In EPSC Regulations 1 of 2004 (Regulations for the Conduct of Examinations) (Supplement to Gazette No. 4693, 26 April 2004):

In Regulation 1.1 (3) after `Master of Studies in Legal Research' add `or Bachelor of Divinity.'

In Part 4, renumber Regulation 4.1 (concerning the submission of standing orders) as 4.2; 4.2 (concerning the nomination of examiners) as 4.3; 4.3 (concerning nominating committees) as 4.4; 4.4 (concerning delegation of responsibility) as 4.5; 4.5 (concerning the membership of nominating committees) as 4.6; 4.6 (concerning voting) as 4.7; 4.7 (concerning Westminster Institute of Education) as 4.8; 4.8 (concerning clinical psychology) as 4.9; 4.1 (concerning notice of vacancies) as 4.10; 4.2 (concerning nominations of new examiners) as 4.11; 4.3 (concerning the B.Phil and M.Phil) as 4.12; 4.4 (concerning vacancies in examinerships) as 4.13; 4.5 (concerning submission of nominations) as 4.14; 4.6 (concerning external examiners) as 4.15; 4.7 (concerning the nomination of external examiners) as 4.16; 4.8 (concerning approval of external examiners) as 4.17; 4.9 (concerning eligibility of external examiners) as 4.18; 4.10 (concerning independence of external examiners) as 4.19; 4.11 (concerning fees for external examiners) as 4.20; 4.12 (concerning additional examiners) as 4.21; 4.13 (concerning FHSs divided into parts) as 4.22.

Regulation 5.1 shall read:

5.1 (1) Examiners (except additional examiners) shall take up their office on the first day of the Full Term following the approval of their nomination by the Vice Chancellor and Proctors.

(2) Additional examiners shall take up their office immediately after that date.

Regulation 5.2 shall read:

5.2 (1) Subject to the provisions of this Part examiners shall serve for the period designated in its standing orders by the supervisory body responsible for the University Examination for which they are appointed.

(2) Each supervisory body shall notify the Proctors and the Clerk of the Schools before the beginning of each academic year of the number of examiners and the period of their office.

Regulation 17.10 shall read:

17.10 (1) If a candidate in any University Examination has been judged by the examiners to have failed the examination the examiners shall give notice of that fact, together with the name and college of the candidate, at the close of the examination to the Clerk of the Schools.

(2) If no candidate has failed the Examination, the chairman of the examiners shall give notice of that fact at the close of the examination to the Clerk of the Schools.

Delete regulation 17.4 (concerning Class and Pass Lists) and renumber 17.15–17.18 as 17.14–17.17.

Note: a corrected form of the regulations appears in the electronic form of the Gazette (see 1_4693.pdf) and will appear in Examination Regulations, 2004.


2 Continuing Education Board

Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Biblical and Theological Studies

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 973, after l. 29 insert:

`(d) Completion of a placement of a minimum of eighty hourse of supervised pastoral practice and preaching.'

2 Ibid., renumber existing (d) as (e).

OBITUARIES

St Hugh's College

MISS ISOBEL MARGUERITE HEDGES, 31 March 2004; Modern History 1950. Aged 73.

Wolfson College

JOSEPH FREDERICK HUGHES, B.SC., MA, 17 January 2004; formerly University Lecturer in Forestry; Governing Body Fellow 1968--86, Emeritus Fellow 1986--2004. Aged 85.


MEMORIAL SERVICE

Linacre College, Merton College, New College, St Antony's College, St Catherine's College, and Wadham College

A Memorial Service for ALAN LOUIS CHARLES BULLOCK, MA, D.LITT., FBA (the Rt. Hon. Lord Bullock of Leafield), formerly Vice-Chancellor, Founding Master of St Catherine's College, Honorary Fellow of Merton College, Wadham College, Linacre College, New College, and St Antony's College, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 12 June, in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin.

After the service refreshments will be served in St Catherine's College.

Concert

Friday, 4 June, 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre: Brahms, Violin Concerto in D, Op.77; Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98. The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra, Min Lee, violin, Marios Papadopoulos, conductor. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com, Box Office 01865 305305.


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands, and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday in term, also on the Wednesday before term starts, the Wednesday after the end of term and during the summer holidays. Newcomers with children (0-4 years) meet every Friday in term from 10-15 a.m. to 12 midday. Other term time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group, and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks and garden trips. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday from the equipment room—open all year except for 2 weeks at Christmas and Easter. Visit our Web site: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.


Lectures

St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks, Trinity Term 2004—27/05/04: Keeping the Peace: the essential soldier—Roy Giles; 03/06/04: Iraq: the aftermath—Andrew White; 10/06/04: Debt and Poverty from an Islamic Perspective—Muhammad Imran; 17/06/04: Why Fair Trade?—Carol Wills. (The titles of some of the talks are to be confirmed.) The talks will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30pm. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. For more information visit: www.st-giles- church.org.


Antiques Bought and Sold

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


Periodicals Bought and Sold

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


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine: 1st floor, 135 High Street, Oxford. From our kitchen to your table, we would like to bring you herbs, spices, roots, beauty, fragrances and Mughal tradition of passion for good food. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Web site: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.


Services Offered

Word Processing: Manuscripts, Dissertations, Reports, Abstracts, Books, Presentations, Letters, Accounts, Business Cards, Transcribing (audio/digital). Professional and confidential. Reasonable rates, including postage and consumables. 14 years professional experience. Work can be posted, faxed or emailed. Tel./Fax: 01639 823974 or email: catherine.hoar@btopenworld.com.

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

Typing service. Manuscript typing (not thesis typing): £10 per hour/4 sides A4. Fast and accurate. Contact Louise Pim on Oxford 721582.

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

For general property repairs, odd jobs and maintenance (shelving, cupboards, basic plumbing, decorating and electrical work), give me a call. Excellent references. Contact Anthony Swift on 01865 762576.


Personal Training Services

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


Domestic Services

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


Situations Vacant

The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford DNB) requires clerical staff to assist with a range of publishing tasks. Work will be on a casual, part-time basis at a rate of £6 p.h. The Oxford DNB is a research project of the University of Oxford, funded by Oxford University Press and the British Academy, and is due to be published in print and online in Sept. this year. Work is continuing on updates to the online edition. CVs to Catriona Hopton: Oxford DNB, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford OX2 6DP. catriona.hopton@oup.com. Tel.: 01865 355028.

Stanford University Programme in Oxford require a part-time administrative assistant for Sept. 2004 to provide database maintenance, clerical and book-keeping support to the administrator. Up to 15 hours p.w. Stanford is a highly acclaimed US university, and the Programme in Oxford offers 47 students each term the chance to study here as part of their degree courses. Tel.: 01865 251193 or email: stanford@herald.ox.ac.uk.

Magdalen College School would like to appoint a lunchtime supervisor to work 1 p.m.–2.30 p.m. on at least 3 days p.w. in university term time, £12 per session. Please apply in writing to The Usher, Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ. Tel.: 01865 242191. Closing date: 28 May.


Houses to Let

North Oxford (Jericho): fully furnished, recently redecorated house, secluded garden, available from 1 Sept. for 1 year or less. Charming, cosy, quiet, c.h., easy to maintain, 2 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes; walk to University, train and coach stations, near best schools, parks. Two bedrooms £1,250 p.m.; 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Tel. J. Mackrell in Oxford (evenings or 7--8 a.m.), on: 01865 775567. Email: mackrelj@btopenworld.com. Or contact A. Gaston in Canada: +613 745 1368, fax: +613 745 0299, email: gaston@cyberus.ca.

Comfortable family house in Lonsdale Road, North Oxford. Two minutes' walk from Summertown shops and easy bus access to University. Fully furnished with a quiet garden. Excellent local schools. Spacious, semi-detached; 3 bedrooms, study, large living room, kitchen, bathroom, gas c.h. Street parking for car. Ideal for a visiting academic and his/her family. Available 1 Aug. for 12 months. £1,100 p.m. (inc. water rates, exc. council tax). Dr Max Peberdy. Tel.: 020-869 02442, email: maxpeberdy@aol.com.

Headington, Kiln Lane. Furnished and newly renovated 2–3 bedroom semi-detached house with c.h., kitchen, bathroom, lounge, dining room, garden, etc. Easy access for bus/car routes to city centre, university departments and the M40 to London. Close to shops, hospitals. Would suit professional university or medical couple. Available for rent initially for 1 year, with renewal possible. No smokers or pets. References required. Available now. £800 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact: 01865 735540.

Central North Oxford, between Jericho and Summertown. Victorian terrace, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/diner, study, living room, garden, on-street parking. Beautiful condition and fully equipped. Ideal for non-smoking visiting academics. Available mid-Aug. 2004 to mid-July 2005 (some flexibility). £1,300 p.c.m, excl. bills. Email oxfordhouse@gmx.net for full details and pictures.

Central North Oxford. 4/5 bedroom house on 3 floors in a stunning location between the canal and Port Meadow. Walking distance to city centre, near playgrounds and schools. Excellent condition, less than 2 years old, 3 bathrooms, 2 showers, fully fitted kitchen. Would suit family. No smokers or pets please. Available from 16 July 2004 for 1 year. £1,940 p.c.m. Contact: 01865 513569 / 07900 988150 or email irini.skaliora@physiol.ox.uk.

Cumnor. Beautiful house situated in a side street of Cumnor Hill. 5 bedrooms. 3½ bathrooms, 3 large reception rooms, exceptional and secluded garden. Unfurnished, but furnishing may be possible. Rent will depend on length of tenancy and requirements. For further information, contact: 01865 438422 or email yellowsocks@ntlworld.com.

Central North Oxford. Very large family house with spectacular glazed open-plan living space. 3/4 reception rooms, 5/6 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, shower room, well furnished, fully equipped, nice garden, off-street parking for 3 cars, use of small boat on the Thames. Available from Aug. for the 04/05 academic year. £3,750 p.c.m., cleaner and gardener/handyman included. Contact: 01865 316202 or email jj@jjteam.demon.co.uk for photos and further details.

North Oxford . Charming recently built properties, fully furnished and equipped to a high standard with a choice of 2 bedrooms + study, and 4 bedrooms all with master bedroom en suite, family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge, kitchen/diner, landscape garden and private parking. Located in one of the best residential areas and close to Summertown shops and sporting amenity and with easy access to most hospital and most University departments. Best suited to professional or visiting academics with no pets and non smokers. The 2 bedroom + study are available from various dates (early August and mid-September) at £975 p.c.m. The 4 bedroom is available from late September at £1,195 p.c.m. Telephone: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996 or email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

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

Florence Park. Recently refurbished 1930s house with attractively designed garden. Close to local amenities, park and river. Easy access to central Oxford. Light and cosy; furnished with 2 large bedrooms and dressing room. Available from May for one year or less. Ideal for professional or family. £850 p.c.m + bills. Ms Jo Dixon. Tel.: 01865 760907, mobile: 07932 724232.

Cowley. Fully furnished 3–4 bedroom house with 2 bathrooms, gas c.h., extended fully- equipped kitchen. Small gardens, garage, and off-street parking. Suit family or graduate students. Available 1 July. £1,100 p.c.m. plus bills. Long lease available. References required. njwood@hotmail.com. Tel: 01865 464254 or 07929 003819.

Iffley Fields. Attractive unfurnished 4-bed family home. With accommodation over four floors this house comprises entrance hall with door to drawing room (10 by 4.2m) and stairs down to kitchen/dining area, further door to utility room and basement storage/playroom. 2 doubles and 1 single bedroom together with family bathroom on the first floor, stairs to master bedroom with ensuite bathroom. Gas c.h., secluded garden. Available from end Aug./Sept. for 1 year in the first instance and for at least 3 years if required. £1,450 p.c.m. info@collegeandcounty.biz or Tel.: 01865 722277.

Divinity Road. Large 4-bed family home, completely refurbished to high standard. 2 bathrooms, fully-fitted kitchen, living room, and dining room. Small garden. Available 1 July for short let (until end Aug.). £2,000 p.c.m. incl. utilities. info@collegeandcounty.biz.

Athens. Accommodation for the 2004 Olympic Games. Newly decorated apartment, situated in Pagrati, a cosmopolitan area close to the metro and all public transport. Pagrati is near the Panathinaiko Stadium (15 mins. walk), Goudi Olympic Complex (15 mins. bus ride), central Athens (25 mins. walk), and Plaka old Athens (20 mins. walk). 1 bedroom (with king size bed), sitting room, dining room/study, fully fitted kitchen with all mod cons, bathroom, and balconies all around, air-conditioning, TV and VCR, washing machine, and linen and bedding provided. Cleaning service available once a week. Available in August. For further information, please contact Vicky at: vicky_samara@hotmail.com.


Flats to Let

Home from home: quiet accommodation in Headington in wonderful surroundings. One and a half miles from Oxford city centre. An architect-designed, self contained, split-level studio apartment. Light and airy with a French window to a tiny private garden. Fully furnished with cooking facilities and separate bathroom. Cast iron wood burning stove. Would suit a single person---postgraduate, research student, or visiting professor. Available for long or short lets. £650 p.c.m. (incl. heat, light, and cleaning). Tel.: 01865 762991; email: paulinehodson@supanet.com.

North Oxford . Responsible person or couple wanted for beautiful loft conversion in quiet road just north of Summertown. 2 large sunny rooms (1 inc. kitchenette), and shower/WC room. Frequent bus service to city centre, on-street parking. £650 p.c.m., incl. heating, water and electricity. Possiblity to include third large room (at extra cost). No smoking or pets. Telephone 01865 552648/07812 086060 or email cbaxter12000@yahoo.co.uk.

Inspirational space to do your research/write book. Summertown, North Oxford, light, airy, Scandinavian style house on 2 floors with idyllic romantic garden. 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms with good quality fittings, 2 reception rooms, large, light study, g.c.h, and a piano. Fully equipped, including linen, off-street parking. Lovely walks nearby. Available to non-smoking academic couple from 1 Sept. 2004 for 1 academic year. £1,100 p.c.m. (plus 6-week deposit). Contact: 01865 558166 or email karmunia@hotmail.com.

The Wharf House: a range of elegantly furnished 1, 2, and 3 bedroom canal-side apartments within a secure gated development. A convenient city base for a short stay with serviced options available. Let Finders Keepers make your time in Oxford a pleasant one. Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BY. Telephone: 01865 311011. Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Central North Oxford (Rawlinson Road). Attractive 1-bedroom self-contained flat with patio and parking. Lets of 3 months or more considered. £995 p.c.m. all incl. Telephone: 01865 556372 or 07771 802582; email: pjy@btinternet.com.

North Oxford . 1 & 2 bedroom apartments adjacent to Summertown shops and sporting amenity. Easy access to University and hospital departments. The 1 bedroom flat is available from Aug. at £675 p.c.m. The 2 bedroom flat (1 double, 1 singlestudy) is available from various dates (early June, early July, early to late Aug.) at £775 p.c.m. and £795 p.c.m. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics with no pets and non smokers. Telephone: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996 or email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: 2 luxury fully furnished flats, furnished to a very high standard; each has large double bedroom, drawing room, kitchen, bathroom; on first and second floors. Both available end June. Also: lovely ground floor flat, large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Available end Sept. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Central Oxford. Small one bedroom mews flat. Self contained. £720 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 557933 (during office hours).

North Oxford . ½ mile from city centre/Summertown, two-storey flat, 2 bedrooms, L- shaped living room/kitchen, gas-fired c.h. and water, bathroom with shower, washer-dryer, furnished, separate entrance. No pets, no smoking. £800 p.c.m. Available June. Tel.: 01865 556085.

East Oxford/ Hill Top Road. Quiet cul-de-sac, 10 min. from city centre/ 5 min. walk to Brookes University. The fully furnished flat is on 2 floors. Well-equipped kitchen (washing machine, dishwasher, etc.), shower/toilet and large studio room with open fire and roof garden terrace. Garden access. Suitable for graduate/professional couple or single person. Available July 2004 for short or long let. £800 p.c.m. excl. www.tanyag.blowsearch.ws or call 01865 241429.

Sunny, 1 (double) bedroom first floor flat with garden in Headington. Newly decorated and fully furnished to a high standard, open-plan living room with sofa beds and computer desk, Sky TV, night storage heating, kitchen with breakfast bar and all mod cons. New bathroom with bath and electric shower. The flat has its own entrance and is close to shops, bus routes, hospitals, and Oxford Brookes University. Residential on-street parking easily available. Ideal for professional, lecturer, or post-grad. £695 p.c.m.. Available immediately. Telephone: Sioux Sharpe 07940 397220.

Attractive studio flat available in Cogges, Witney, at a very reasonable rent of £425 p.c.m. Please contact kath.thomson@taylib.ox.ac.uk.

Brussels/Belgium: Superb renovated apartment in the heart of Brussels. Ideal for one person or couple. 700 Euros p.c.m. Please call 01865 308724 for details (evenings/weekends).


Self-catering Apartments

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


Accommodation Offered

Little Garden B&B: `A home from home'. Single £38, double £50. Reduced monthly rates. Telephone: 01865 358578.

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

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

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


Accommodation Sought

Visiting academic couple from Germany with 5 year old daughter seek furnished house/flat in Oxford from 1 Aug. 2004 to 31 January 2005. Non-smokers, no pets. Could offer furnished flat near Basel, Switzerland. Contact Thomas Mueller at email: thomas.mueller@uni-bonn.de or telephone: 00 49 7623 965654.

July rental needed for MIT professor and family in Oxford, 6 July–5 Aug in part or whole, particularly the first week. Our kids are 7, 11 and 14. 2 close homes or one large one (sleeping 9) desired (relatives visiting). We can rent or swap. Contact Bill or Franny: frannyola@aol.com. Tel.: USA 1 978 635 1819.

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


Accommodation Exchange

Australia. Home Exchange. Orthopaedic surgeon and family looking for accommodation in Oxford from July 2004 for 12 months. Seeking 3 bedroom house close to University for family of four (2 boys, aged 2 and 3 years). Will exchange for charming 3 bedroom "Queenslander", fully air conditioned, large front and back decks, huge garden and located minutes from downtown Brisbane. BMW 318i vehicle also included in exchange. For more information, please email: gallaghers_abroad@hotmail.com.

Boston, Massachusetts. Home Exchange. Current Sr. Visiting Research Fellow at St John's is interested in home exchange, 1 month---1 or 2 terms, during 2005 or 2006. Seeking flat or house near University suitable for academic couple. We have a wonderful, sunny, first-floor apartment in Brookline, Mass., one block from Boston proper; excellent access to all public transportation and all major universities. Quiet, tree-lined street, delightful shops and restaurants nearby. Entrance hall, dining room, living room, eat-in kitchen, 2 studies (one with couch that pulls out to become double bed), queen bed in master bedroom, heated sun porch, 2 bathrooms, parking, back yard, broadband internet access, cable TV, washer and dryer. I'm in Oxford until the end of July if you'd like to show me your place. nicolerafter@yahoo.com or 283191.

USA (East Coast). Professor and family looking for house-swap in Oxford for the first two weeks of Aug. Seeking accommodation for 4–6 people (my girls are 10 and 13). We are able to exchange our house in New Haven, Connecticut or/and our house outside Great Barrington, Massachussetts. Our home in Great Barrington has 5 bedrooms, screened porch, and 50 acres of woodland. In the summer Tanglewood (The Boston Symphony Orchestra) has its nightly performances only 15 min. away. There are three theatre companies nearby and Jacob Pillow Dance centre is only 20 min. from the house. Downtown Great Barrington is 5 min. away — great shopping facilities, many excellent restaurants. Our 4-bedroom home in New Haven is near downtown and Yale University—plenty of restaurants, museums, theatres. Also, New York City is easily accessible on the train. mnemerson@snet.net or call our local contact Catherine on 01865 514842.


Holiday Lets

South Devon, nr Kingsbridge. Old stone cottage with gardens on a brook in a quiet village. Spacious, can accommodate up to 8 people in 4 bedrooms. 2 bathrooms, all electric kitchen, sitting room with colour TV, g.c.h., ample parking. Available for periods between mid-May and mid-Sept. £200-£500 pw. Contact 01865 730749 (evenings only) for further information, photographs and a leaflet.

Oxford: exceptional Edwardian home; 3 bedrooms (attached studies); 3 reception rooms; beautiful large kitchen/dining; charming summerhouse with veranda in garden. One further large bedroom in our second home next door. In all sleeping 5–8. Piano, table tennis; ó mile to city centre. Any time between 28 July and 17 Aug.; 17 Dec.–8 Jan. £650 p.w. Tel.: 01865 247851. https://www.holiday-rentals.com.

Old Tuscany: two charming apartments with shaded terraces and orchard, on edge of small hill town near Siena. Short walk to restaurant and shops. Glorious countryside. Flat A (sleeps 4) £350 p.w. Flat B (sleeps 2), £260 p.w. Flats A and B together, £525 p.w. For more information and a brochure, telephone: 01428 714363 or: +39 333 123 6091. Email: uliviera@hotmail.com.

Southern France—Montagnes Ardèchoises. Take the best of wild Britain and shift it a long day's journey south to a corner of France high in the Cevennes Mountains. Eat French, drink French in a spectacular landscape. Vive la France profonde! The views from our beautifully converted barn stretch out for 100 miles. Walk or ride in the mountains. Canoe and swim in the lakes and rivers. Fish for fun or for the table. Shop in the great valley markets. Relax and sleep well. Sleeps 6. £475 pw. Telephone: 0207 722 6740 or email: ro.ver@which.net.

Dordogne. Timeless and beautiful 17th century stone house in the Vézère valley. Former Pavillon de Chassenow lovingly restored, with traditional lauzesroof and many original features. Stands in its own peaceful and partly wooded grounds of some 3 acres. 5 minutes from village with local shops, 15 minutes from the historic market town of Montignac. Spacious lounge with wood burner, large fully fitted kitchendining area. Sleeps 6 in comfort in 2 double bedrooms (1 en-suite) and 1 twin. Can accommodate 2 more on convertible settee if required. Dining terrace with barbecue---and boules. Own 10m x 4m pool with glorious views; garage. A few weeks remaining both in high season and autumn. From £350 pw. Telephone: 07778 633848 or email: PJWNet@aol.com.

Cyprus—Pegeia. 10 minutes to Coral Bay, 20 minutes to Paphos harbour. Detached luxury villa with own 8m by 4m pool in spectacular location, with views over the Mediterranean. Sleeps 6 in comfort, 2 double (1 en-suite), 1 twin and further occasional beds if required. Each bedroom has own access to pool terrace. Peaceful area but close to local amenities and beach. Fully equipped and air conditioned throughout, TV/DVD. From £425 pw. Also, an apartment available in Paphos, 5 minutes. from the picturesque old harbour, terraced house with uninterrupted sea views, sleeps 4. Bedroom balcony for breakfast overlooking the sea; patio and small garden. Fully equipped with air conditioning, TV/DVD, own shaded parking. Use of large communal pool. From £295 pw. Telephone: 07778 633848 or email: PJWNet@aol.com.

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

Southern France: 27 miles from Perpignan Airport. Tastefully restored traditional village house with character in the heart of `Cathar Country'; 5 double bedrooms (3 en suite) plus family bathroom; 2 living rooms; large fully equipped kitchen. Large roof terrace. Other airports: Carcassone, Montpelier, Barcelona. Local swimming, rivers and lakes, beaches within 30 miles, and hiking. Available from now. Call Tony Venables on 01491 825035, or 01865 557767 evening. Email: janevenab@aol.com.

Tuscany: Fattoria Corzano e Paterno, family owned and run award winning wine and cheese producing farm, half an hour from Florence, offers faithfully restored houses and apartments for short and longer term rentals. Web site: corzanoepaterno.it. Please contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham, 2000), email: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Experience the Greek islands of Sporades with Thalpos Holidays. Local villa specialist offers lovely houses and villas in the beautiful islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in the Aegean Sea. Whether you are 2 or 20 persons in the party, and whether you wish to stay in the picturesque town, by the clear blue sea or in the breathtaking countryside, we have just what you are looking for. With more than 10 years of experience we are proud to offer high quality holidays and the very best service. See our programme for 2004 on: www.holidayislands.com, or contact us on email: thalpos@otenet.gr. Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.

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

Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large seculded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks. Tel.: Marion on 01865 554122 or email via Web site: www.hidden-sw- france.com.

Live in comfort near the Thames, a short walk to the city centre. Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, (two doubles), c.h., large split level living room, dining room, modern and fully equipped kitchen. Bathroom 1: large bath, bidet and WC; Bathroom 2: shower and WC. South facing garden. Possible use of bicycle(s). Available 7+ weeks, Tuesday 13 July–Thursday 2 September 2004. Price negotiable. Telephone: +44(0) Oxford 725193.

Heart of Tuscany: 20 min. from San Gimignano, 50 min. from Florence, Pisa and Siena. Beautifully restored farmhouse, 2 apartments, 1--2 bedrooms. Quiet, lovely views of countryside---vineyards and olive groves, woods and fields. Email: giglioli@dsc.unibo.it; Website: www.poderesangiusto.com.

Recharge your batteries in Andalucia! Enchanting mill beside waterfall in foothills of the Sierra Nevada. Spectacular views, peace and inspiration amongst trees and birdsong. Ideal for walkers/writers/artists. 20 min. from fascinating city of Granada; 30 min. from sea. 2 double and 2 twin-bedded rooms, study, terraces, comfortable sitting rooms with log fires. £400–600 p.w. depending on season. Tel.: 01865 274103 or email bobygitha@terra.es.

Headington. 3-bedroom Victorian family house. Sleeps 6 (2 double, 1 twin). 2 bathrooms. Washing machine, fridge/freezer, TV/DVD, BBQ, bicycles. Enclosed garden. Resident cat. 10 min. walk to shops and London/Airport bus stops. 10 min. to Oxford centre. Available 24 July–14 Aug. £350 p.w. Tel.: 01865 226 910 or 01865 744 020. anthea.craven@dphpc.ox.ac.uk.

Central North Oxford. Light, spacious Edwardian family house overlooking picturesque college playing fields. 3 bedrooms (sleeps 5 + sofabed), 2 bathrooms, large kitchen with Aga, sitting room, garden with big trampoline. Close to city centre. Available 31 July--28 Aug. £500 p.w. Tel.: 01865 512397. mj@martinjennings.com.

Central North Oxford. Spacious 1-bedroom apartment in beautiful Victorian house, 2 min. from Jericho and Port Meadow. Large living room, kitchen, hall/study (with separate Internet line), bathroom (with power shower), and double bedroom. All rooms with high ceilings and large windows overlooking secluded leafy garden. Own off-street parking. Perfect for visiting academic or professional couple (non smokers). Available for summer let (July–Sept. 2004). Email: e.skinner@ucl.ac.uk. Further details: www.mcsharry.net/house/.

DIRECTORSHIP OF THE OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE

The University is seeking to appoint an experienced Occupational Physician as Director of its Occupational Health Service. The appointment will be in the highest of the University's academic-related grades. The starting salary of the successful candidate will depend on qualifications and experience.

The OHS covers the occupational health aspects of work carried out by staff, postgraduate students, some undergraduates, and academic visitors. It provides advice to all levels and sections of the University, including committees, people with management responsibilities, and individuals, and also provides services, under contract, to certain associated units and external organisations. The University offers a varied and stimulating challenge from the occupational health perspective, covering health issues which arise in a range of work environments including research laboratories, libraries, museums, and administrative offices. The service currently has physician input from three part-time clinicians as well as from the Director, and in addition there is a Senior Occupational Adviser/Operations Manager, three Occupational Nurse Advisers, and three support staff.

The successful applicant will be an occupational physician on the specialist register in Occupational Medicine, with experience of working in a range of organisations, an interest in the occupational risks associated with research, and experience in relevant areas, such as toxicology, respiratory medicine, ergonomics, rheumatology, travel and/or infectious diseases. An up-to-date knowledge of the relevant legislation is essential, as are good communication and influencing skills, demonstrable skills in managing a team of professional and support staff, and an interest in developing the service. MRCP would be an advantage, as would knowledge of the applications of IT within occupational health services.

Further particulars of the post, and details of how to apply, may be obtained from Melanie Holdak (telephone: Oxford (2)70120, e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk), and at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/. The closing date is noon on 27 June.


BAMPTON LECTURERSHIP 2007

The electors intend to elect the Bampton Lecturer for 2007. The lecturer must be a university graduate. No person may deliver the lecture sermons twice.

Candidates are requested to send to Mrs E.A. Macallister, Humanities Division, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, to arrive not later than 10 December, two typed copies of their application, which should include lists of their published works and other relevant information about themselves, together with a statement of their subject and a syllabus of the lectures they propose to give.

In pursuance of the will of The Revd John Bampton, MA, Trinity College, Sometime Canon of Salisbury, `Eight Divinity Lecture Sermons' are to be preached `upon either of the following subjects: to confirm and establish the Christian Faith, and to confute all heretics and schismatics---upon the divine authority of the Holy Scriptures---upon the authority of the writings of the Primitive Fathers, as to the Faith and Practice of the Primitive Church---upon the Divinity of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ---upon the Divinity of the Holy Ghost--- upon the Articles of the Christian Faith, as comprehended in the Apostles' and Nicene Creeds'. Sufficient copies of the lecture sermons are to be printed, within twelve months after they are preached, unless an extension of time is granted by the electors in view of special circumstances, for one copy to be given to the Chancellor of the University, one to the head of every college, one to the Lord Mayor of the City of Oxford, and one to the Bodleian Library.

The lecture sermons are to be delivered in 2007 on such eight days in either or both of Full Hilary and Trinity Terms as the Vice-Chancellor may appoint. The stipend of the lecturer, not payable until the required copies have been printed, will be not less than £5,000 plus travelling and subsistence expenses and a further sum for the expenses of printing etc.


UNIVERSITY LABORATORY OF PHYSIOLOGY

Departmental Lecturership in Neuroscience (one-year post)

In association with St John's College

Applications are invited for a Departmental Lecturer post, tenable for one year. The appointee will be expected to offer teaching in neuroscience for undergraduate medicine and science courses in the Division of Medical Sciences. This will include the provision of tutorial support for the new Final Honour School in Medical Sciences as well as first- and second-year teaching for St John's College. The college commitment is likely to be three hours per week. The appointee will be a lecturer of St John's with pastoral responsibilities for St John's undergraduates.

The appointee will either be already associated with a major neuroscience research group in the Division of Medical Sciences or be able to arrange such an association.

Salary will be up to a maximum of point 9 on the nationally agreed scale for academic posts (£18,265--£26,270).

This position has been created by the award from the Royal Society of a Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship to Professor Andrew Parker and will therefore cease when this fellowship ends.

Further information, including details of how to apply, are available from reference@physiol.ox.ac.uk or by telephoning Oxford (2)72465. Reference number AS04014 should be quoted in correspondence. The closing date for applications is 31 May.


CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Fixed-term Teaching Fellowship in Physical Chemistry

Corpus Christi College proposes to elect a Teaching Fellow in Physical Chemistry, with effect from 1 October 2004, in association with Somerville College. The person appointed will be a fellow of Corpus Christi College. The fellow will be expected to teach for a total of six hours per week during term, and to engage in research. The post will be limited to three years, with no possibility of extension, and the initial salary will be £10,000, with some allowances.

Further particulars and application forms can be obtained from the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF (telephone: Oxford (2)76737, e-mail: college.office@ccc.ox.ac.uk), or on the college's Web site, http://www.ccc.ox.ac.uk.

Applications, together with the names of three referees, should be sent to the College Secretary by 28 May. It is the candidate's responsibility to ask their referees to send references direct to the College Secretary, to be received by that date.

Corpus Christi College is an equal opportunities employer.


MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Election of President

The fellows of Magdalen College are seeking to elect a new President in succession to Anthony Smith, who retires in August 2005.

The President is responsible for the overall leadership of the college. In addition to chairing its main committees the President has a significant pastoral role towards the students, fellows, and staff of the college and acts as ambassador for the college both within Oxford and in the wider world. Ideal candidates for the Presidency will be men or women who have academic or professional distinction, enthusiasm for and commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a proven style of leadership that is appropriate to a democratic working environment.

Information about the college can be found at the Web site http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk.

Further information, including how to apply, can be found at Web site of the college's advisers, http://www.saxbam.com/arc (e-mail: boma@saxbam.co.uk). If you do not have access to the Internet/e-mail, please telephone 01483 409713 (during office hours) before Thursday, 10 June 2004, quoting reference BOMA. Applications will close on Thursday, 17 June 2004.

Magdalen College is an equal opportunities employer.


MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Appointment of Development Officer

Mansfield College wishes to appoint a Development Officer, to work alongside the Development Director as the second full-time member of staff in the Development Office.

The Development Officer will provide support for the Director in the implementation of the college's fund-raising and alumni relations programme. This will include event management, production of publications, maintaining alumni and donation records, and acting as the first point of contact for alumni and friends of the college by mail, telephone, e-mail and, in particular, the Web site.

Good organisational, administrative, communication, and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work to deadlines, are essential, as is some experience of using databases. Experience of event management, as well as work experience in a related area, is desirable. The ability to work as part of a team and an enthusiasm for what Mansfield is aiming to achieve is also important.

The salary offered for this position shall be on the University's clerical and administrative scale, grade 5 (£18,015--£21,469). The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 1 June.

Further information regarding the post may be obtained from Andrew Wood, Development Director, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone: Oxford (2)70968, e-mail: andrew.wood@mansfield.ox.ac.uk). The college's Web address is http://www.mansfield.ox.ac.uk.


Appointment of Assistant Junior Deans

As a result of the present incumbents' impending departures, the college is seeking two Assistant Junior Deans---one for its Mansfield Road Main Site, and one for the Ablethorpe/Rhodes Wolfson location on Cowley Road.

The posts are available from shortly after the end of this Trinity Term and are for one academic year in the first instance. Applicants should be engaged on a course of graduate study in the University.

A commitment is required of two nights per week on-call during noughth to tenth weeks of term, plus a minimum of fifty-two days during the vacations. The on-call commitment is remunerated.

The total value of the package is about £2,500. A room will be provided at reduced rates during term and vacation.

Full details are available from Chris Morris, Operations Manager, Mansfield College (e-mail: christopher.morris@mansfield.ox.ac.uk ), to whom applications should be sent by close of business on Friday, 4 June. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees. Interviews are planned for the following week.


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Appointment of Development Director

St Catherine's College is looking for a creative, highly motivated and experienced person to lead its established Development Team. Last year the college launched the highly successful Catz Campaign. Its goal is to support the building of affordable accommodation for all of the college's students and to create vital scholarships which will relieve undergraduate hardship and attract the very best graduate researchers.

The Development Director will be responsible for enhancing and evolving the college's fund- raising strategy, attracting major gifts from alumni and other individuals together with trusts and corporate sources. The post-holder will work closely with the Master and executive function of the college to promote the college's vision and build on its success.

Founded in 1962, St Catherine's is a progressive force in Oxford education, committed to creativity and excellence in teaching and research.

Starting salary is negotiable at £45,000, pro rata. St Catherine's understands the importance of the work/life balance and will consider appointing on a part-time basis for the right candidate.

The date for the receipt of applications is Monday, 28 June.

Further details are available at the Vacancies page of the college Web site, http://www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk, or by post/e-mail by contacting James Bennett, the Home Bursar, St Catherine's College, Oxford OX1 3UJ (e-mail: personnel@stcatz.ox.ac.uk).


ST EDMUND HALL

Appointment of Retroconversion Cataloguer

St Edmund Hall requires a fully trained OLIS cataloguer (Advanced, GeoCat, GeoPac), with knowledge of word-processing, to carry out the recataloguing and retroconversion of its library stock not yet on OLIS (some 25,000 volumes). The post is available from early July, and the work is expected to take at least two years.

Candidates must be current EU citizens and have an excellent knowledge of English where it is not the first language. Job-sharing would be considered for the right candidates. The position is full-time and is on the clerical and library grade 4 scale (£15,603). Lunch is included in the package, as is affiliate membership of the MCR.

Further details may be obtained from Deborah Eaton, Librarian, St Edmund Hall, Queens Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR (telephone: Oxford (2)79000; e-mail: deborah.eaton@seh.ox.ac.uk). Applications, for which there is no special form, should be made to the same address, and should include a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees. Interviews are expected to take place in the week commencing 31 May (sixth week).


ST HILDA'S COLLEGE

Tutorial Fellowship in Medieval French Language and Literature

St Hilda's College proposes to elect an Official Fellow and Tutor in Medieval French Language and Literature, with effect from 1 October 2004, or as soon as possible thereafter. This is intended to be a permanent appointment. Only women are eligible to hold fellowships at St Hilda's College. This is a provision of the college statutes made under the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and remains lawful by virtue of section 5 (3) of the Employment Act 1989. The fellowship will be held in conjunction with a Titular University Lecturership (CUF); no separate application for this title is required.

The successful candidate must be actively engaged in research in any area of Medieval French Literature. She must be able to lecture and to supervise graduates in her field, and to teach literature of the period up to 1530, including Medieval prescribed texts, to college undergraduates. An ability to teach aspects of French Linguistics may be an advantage.

Further particulars and an application cover sheet should be obtained from the Web site http://www.sthildasox.ac.uk, or from the Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815, fax: (2)76816, e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for the receipt of applications and references is 16 June.


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Ernest Cook Junior Research Fellowship

The governing body invites applications from women and men holding postdoctoral appointments for a non-stipendiary Ernest Cook Junior Research Fellowship in any aspect of the study of the environment (including plant ecology, animal ecology, behavioural ecology, conservation and wildlife management, pest and disease control, environmental aspects of agriculture, forestry, geology, human geography, human ecology, ecological genetics, marine biology, agricultural economics, lower atmosphere and climate).

The fellowship can be awarded for up to three years from Michaelmas 2004 or for the duration of the postdoctoral appointment, whichever is the shorter. Preference will be given to those whose doctoral degree was obtained not more than three years ago.

The fellow will be entitled to reside in college throughout the tenure of the fellowship. He or she will be a full member of the senior common room. Full board and residence are offered (except for brief periods when the college is closed). He or she will also be entitled to apply to the college for additional funds for research (for example, equipment and travel). The governing body will require an annual report on the progress of his or her work, which will be forwarded to the Ernest Cook Trustees.

Candidates should give details of the work they will be doing in Oxford (in not more than 500 words) and of their means of support. Applications (six copies) including a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees should be sent to the College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD from whom a cover sheet is available. Referees should be asked to write directly to the College Secretary under confidential cover.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 28 May. Interviews are currently planned for 25 June.


Fulford Junior Research Fellowship

The governing body invites applications from women and men holding postdoctoral appointments for a non-stipendiary Fulford Junior Research Fellowship in the sciences. The fellowship is tenable from 1 October for two years, or for the duration of the postdoctoral appointment, whichever is the shorter. Preference will be given to those whose doctoral degrees were obtained not more than three years ago.

The fellow will become a member of the senior common room and will be offered common table rights except when the college is closed.

Candidates should give details of the work they will be doing in Oxford (in no more than 500 words) and of their means of support. Applications (six copies) including a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees should be sent to the College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (e-mail: secretariat@somerville.ox.ac.uk). Referees should be asked to write directly to the College Secretary under confidential cover.

The closing date for receipt of applications, and references, is Friday 28 May, and interviews are scheduled for 29 June.


WORCESTER COLLEGE

Appointment of Academic Administrator

Worcester College proposes to appoint a full-time temporary Academic Administrator from 9 August 2004, or as soon as possible thereafter, to cover for maternity leave until the post holder returns, likely to be July 2005. The position involves management of a staff of three in the administration of the Academic Office, which deals with all tutorial matters, including undergraduate and graduate admissions, appointments of academic staff and the keeping of academic records. The salary will be in the range £30,000--£35,000 per annum.

It is expected that the appointee will have a university degree, word-processing skills, and experience in working with databases and spreadsheets. Experience of academic administration is highly desirable, and prior experience in the University of Oxford would be an advantage.

Further particulars and application details are available from the Academic Administrator, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB (telephone: Oxford (2)78342, e-mail: jane.gover@worc.ox.ac.uk) or from http://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/notices. The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 9 June.

Worcester College is an equal opportunities employer.


NEWNHAM COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Sheila Edmonds Lectureship in Mathematics (fixed-term)

Applications are invited for a College Lectureship in Mathematics, to take effect from 1 October 2004. The principal duties are to provide 180 hours a year of small group teaching in applied mathematics and theoretical physics, and to carry out research in any field of mathematics or theoretical physics. The appointment will be for five years and is fixed term.

Depending upon experience, the salary will be in the range £21,000--£24,000 per annum, at a fixed point between 8 and 11 on the Cambridge University general scale of stipends.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Principal's Secretary, Newnham College, Cambridge CB3 9DF, to whom applications (six copies) should be sent. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, an account of current research and teaching experience, and the names and addresses of three referees. The closing date for the receipt of applications is noon on 5 July. Candidates are asked to request that references be sent direct to the Principal by the closing date.

Friday 21 May

OXFORD VISION 20/20: `Global economic and demographic prospects'—a day-long dialogue, with representatives from the University, WHO, IMF, Harvard Medical School, Just Pensions, Goldman Sachs, and others, from 9 a.m. (Advance registration is required: contact: miriam.seifter@green.ox.ac.uk.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard'—Programme 3, 9.30 a.m., and `Recruitment and selection for all staff' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR J. I. CATTO: `The Oriel manuscripts and the medieval college' (Lee Seng Tee Lecture), Senior Library, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. SHARPE: `Books from Ireland, fifth to ninth century' (second of two O'Donnell Lectures in Celtic Studies), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.


Saturday 22 May

DAVID OWEN NORRIS performs works by Beethoven, Brahms, Tippett, and Elgar, the O'Reilly Theatre, Keble, 2.30 p.m. (tickets £5 on the door, or in advance from: trish.long@keb.ox.ac.uk).

ORGAN RECITAL: Stephen Farr, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 23 May

THE REVD DR GRAHAM TOMLIN preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 24 May

STUDY-DAY: `Civil society, violence, and reconciliation: political science, history, and anthropology', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Teams and their development', 12.45 p.m. (see information above).

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER PATTEN, CH (Chancellor of the University): `Islam and the West—at the crossroads' (lecture), Sheldonian, 5 p.m.

S. LIANDRAT-GUIGUES: `Jacques Rivette' (lecture series: `Les cinéastes de la "modernité" en France'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

HAYA ESTER GODLEVSKY: `Spiritual interconnections between body and soul' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.


Tuesday 25 May

RIPON COLLEGE, CUDDESDON: `The past, present, and future of theological education' (conference, marking the college's 150th anniversary), 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (details of this and other anniversary events from Mrs Sophie Farrant: sfarrant@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR R. WRANGHAM: `The behavioural ecology of human evolution: why cooking is critical' (Astor Lecture), Lecture Theatre A, Department of Zoology, 3 p.m.

SIR NIGEL WICKS: `Muddle, muddle, toil, and trouble: some challenges for our democratic process' (Hands Lecture), chapel, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

S. GOMPERTZ: `France and Iraq: the past and the future', Middle East Centre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. PERCY: `Consumers of correctness: women, men, and language in eighteenth-century classified advertisements' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. COOKSON: `From predator to paragon: creating the myth of the Scottish soldier in the early nineteenth century' (Modern European History Research Centre lecture), Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

G. RALSTON: `A diseased hearing?: morality, physiology, and "Herr Wagner's nostrums" ' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.


Wednesday 26 May

PETROS BALALAKOS: organ recital, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

PROFESSOR E. CSAPO: `Cooking with Menander: slices from the ancient home entertainment industry' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 2.15 p.m. (for further information: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR J.W. PUTNEY, JR.: `Calcium signalling (the other reason your mother made you drink milk)' (Newton–Abraham Lecture), Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 4 p.m.

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `Rich, poor, leisured, idle, and marginal' (lecture series: `The tempation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

DR F. MACINTOSH: `Dance, decadence, and modernity' (seminar series: `Dionysus recast'), Fraenkel Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

DR E. HEDMAN: ` The making and unmaking of "IDPs": Indonesia revisited' (Refugee Studies Centre public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. HAWTHORNE: `Politics' (Oxford Dictionary of National Biography seminars: `Problems and methods in biography'), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

THE ESTONIAN TRIO (Arvo Leibur, violin, Terje Terasmaa, vibraphone, and Heiki Mätlik, guitar) perform music by Pärt, Bach, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Meder, Eespere, and Mägi, the chapel, Mansfield, 6 p.m. (admission free).


Thursday 27 May

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

DR R. CHAN: `Lust or liberty—is there feminism for Chinese women writers?' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Research methodologies: theories—realities'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR S. DELAMONT: `Who's complaining? Narratives and research on the doctorate. An analysis of qualitative research on doctoral programmes' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), History of Art Lecture Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: harriet.dunbar- goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

J. PIGGOTT: `War and peace: Turner, Walter Scott, Thomas Campbell, and Napoleon' (lecture series: `Turner and Napoleon'), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 5 p.m.

P. SONIGO: `The robot and the forest' (lecture), Sherrington Room, Department of Physiology, 5 p.m.

JOHN SHELTON REED: `What's southern about the American South?' (lecture), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

SIR CHARLES GRAY: `Freedom of expression—checking the balances' (Margaret Howard Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. PATTON: `Does murder run in families?' (Alan Emery Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

DR JEREMY JOHNS: `The Book of Curiosities: some answers and many more questions' (public lecture), the Buttery, Wolfson, 6 p.m.


Friday 28 May

CONFERENCE: `History and the public understanding of science', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow, at the same time).

MR RECEP TAYYIP ERDOGAN (Prime Minister of Turkey): `Why the European Union needs Turkey' (European Studies Centre Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket only—applications to: dev.office@sant.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR P. BOITANI: `Dante, Milton, and the poetry of Christian Europe' (Oxford Italian Association: Rowe Memorial Lecture), Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m. (entrance through Longwall).

FR. TIMOTHY RADCLIFFE, OP: `The crisis of truth-telling in our society' (Eric Symes Abbott Memorial Lecture), the chapel, Keble, 5.30 p.m.


Saturday 29 May

CONFERENCE: `History and the public understanding of science', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m. (second day).

ORGAN RECITAL: Malcolm Pearce, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 30 May

THE REVD CANON PROFESSOR GEORGE PATTISON preaches the Sermon for Whit Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

EDITHA KONWITSCHNY (violin) and LLYR WILLIAMS (piano) perform music by Schubert and Janácek, the hall, Balliol, 9 p.m.


Monday 31 May

J.-L. LEUTRAT: `Alain Resnais: Hiroshima mon amour' (lecture series: `Les cinéastes de la "modernité" en France'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR D. ROOKE: `Solomon and his women: a Handelian triptych' (seminar series: `The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.


Tuesday 1 June

E.E. LEACH: `Can dogs sing? Music, hunting, and princely advice-literature in fourteenth-century France' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.