Oxford University Gazette: 21 October 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 135, No. 4710: 21 October 2004

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 5 November.

1 Regulations for the Oxford University Society

In Council Regulations 2 of 2004, concerning Regulations for Other Bodies (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4702, 30 June 2004, p. 1237), insert the following:

`Part 14

Oxford University Society

Purpose

14.1. The Oxford University Society (`the Society') shall be an organisation within the University under Council for bringing together alumni of the University and encouraging and co-ordinating their support for the University, other than that concerned with fundraising. It serves as the focus for alumni relations and activities on behalf of the University.

Branches

14.2. The University, through the Oxford University Society, may recognise any regional group (known as a `branch') pursuing the objectives of the Society, with the agreement of and under guidelines laid down by the Society. Subject to the above, such entities will be organised by volunteer members of the Society and be autonomous in their operations.

Membership

14.3. The membership of the Society shall be open to the following categories of persons

(1) Members of the University other than undergraduate student members

(2) Those who have a close association or affinity with the University, its constituent colleges or other associated bodies.

14.4. These categories may be modified under guidelines determined by the Board with the approval of Council.

Governance

14.5. The direction and control of the Society and the expenditure of the funds under its control shall be exercised, under Council, by the Board. The Board shall submit an annual budget to Council for the operating costs of the Society.

14.6. The President of the Society shall be the Chancellor.

14.7. There shall be Vice-Presidents of the Society and an Advisory Committee to support the President and to advance the aims of the Society.

14.8. There shall be a Board of Trustees of the Society (`the Board') with the following powers, which may be altered or added to by the Society with the approval of Council:

(1) to manage the business of the Society and to exercise all the powers of the Society;

(2) to manage the Society's funds from whatever source and wherever deposited, including the funds previously managed by the separate charitable company known as The Oxford University Society and the Helmore Bequest. In this regard:

(a) bequests, gifts, and other payments to the Oxford University Society shall be added to these funds.

(b) the University may resolve that payments to the University for the purpose of alumni relations should be added to these funds.

(c) payments by the University for the operation of the Society will be separately identified, and accounted for by the Secretary of the Society (in his/her capacity of Head of Alumni Relations) to the Registrar.

(3) to offer scholarships and make grants to assist needy students;

(4) to support the preservation and enhancement of the beauties and amenities of the collegiate University;

(5) to engage in other activities from time to time in furtherance of the objectives of the Society;

(6) to make, repeal and alter Standing Orders for the management of the Society and its affairs, in consultation with the Registrar;

(7) to delegate any of its powers or the implementation of its resolutions to any committee or persons (whilst remaining responsible for the proper exercise of any such delegated powers).

14.9. The Board shall have the following Honorary Officers: a Chairman, a Vice-Chairman and a Treasurer. They shall provide direction, guidance and support to the Secretary of the Society. They shall serve not more than two consecutive four-year terms. The Vice-Chairman and Treasurer shall be elected by the Board from amongst their number (the Vice-Chairman being one of those elected by members of the Society under regulation 14.11.(2) below).

14.10. The Chairman of the Board shall

(1) be appointed by the Chancellor;

(2) make an annual report to the Registrar which he/she may put to Council;

(3) normally take the chair at meetings of the Board;

(4) have a casting vote;

(5) be an ex officio member of the Editorial Advisory Board of Oxford Today.

14.11. The membership of the Board shall be:

(1) eight members appointed by Council, four of them after consultation with the Chairman of the Conference of Colleges;

(2) eight members elected from among their own number by members of the Society present at the Annual General Meeting.

General Meetings

14.12. The Board

(1) shall convene a General Meeting of Members once in each year in accordance with the Society's Standing Orders;

(2) may convene Extraordinary General Meetings in accordance with the Society's Standing Orders if it sees fit, and shall do so on the requisition in writing of at least fifty members of the Society.

The Secretary

14.13. The Secretary to the Society shall be the Head of Alumni Relations within the University and shall be the executive officer of the Society. He or she shall report jointly to the Chairman and to the Registrar.

Modification of these Regulations

14.14. Council may modify these Regulations, in consultation with the Board.'

[These changes give effect to the merger of the Oxford University Society into the University.]


2 Powers delegated to the Personnel Committee

In Council Regulations 14 of 2002, concerning General Regulations of Council for Committees (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, p. 225), delete existing regulations 2.(1)–(3) and substitute:

`2. (1) No person appointed, elected, or serving as a member of a committee while holding any academic post of the University or any other of the university or college posts specified in section 3 (6)–(9) of Statute IV shall continue to serve on that committee after having retired from that post (or, in the case of a person retiring at different dates from those university and college posts previously held by him or her, after the date of the later of those retirements), unless the General Purposes Committee of Council, by a vote carried by not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, or, in cases falling within the Personnel Committee's delegated authority, the Chairman of the Personnel Committee, shall otherwise determine in an individual case.

(2) No person who has previously retired from any of the university or college posts specified in section 3 (6)–(9) of Statute IV, and who does not continue to hold another such post, shall be appointed or elected a member of a committee, unless the General Purposes Committee of Council, by a vote carried by not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, or, in cases falling within the Personnel Committee's delegated authority, the Chairman of the Personnel Committee, shall otherwise determine in an individual case.

(3) No other person appointed, elected, or serving as a member of a committee while not holding such a university or college post shall continue to serve on that committee, and no such person shall be appointed or elected a member of a committee, after the 30 September immediately preceding his or her 66th birthday, unless the General Purposes Committee of Council, by a vote carried by not less than two-thirds of the members present and voting, or, in cases falling within the Personnel Committee's delegated authority, the Chairman of the Personnel Committee, shall otherwise determine in an individual case.'

[These changes, which are made on the recommendation of the Personnel Committee, enable the Chairman of the Personnel Committee to approve the appointment to or continuation of service on committees under the auspices of the Personnel Committee, in order to facilitate the approval or otherwise of such cases.]


GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 5 November.

Establishment of the Jenkins Memorial Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts, (Statutes, 2000, p. 663, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), insert new § 182 as follows and renumber existing §§ 182--5 (pp. 663--5) as §§ 183--6:

`§ 182. The Jenkins Memorial Fund

1. The gift of £244,279 from friends and admirers of the late Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, former Chancellor of the University, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Jenkins Memorial Fund (`the Fund').

2. The University shall apply the Fund in facilitating the exchange of students between Universities in continental Europe and the University of Oxford by providing scholarships in the humanities and in the social sciences.

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of a Board of Management comprising:

(i) the Vice-Chancellor or a person appointed by the Vice-Chancellor;

(ii) Dame Jennifer Jenkins during her lifetime;

(iii) one of the Oxford representatives for the time being on the Council of the Europaeum;

(iv) one person appointed by the Humanities Division; and

(v) one person appointed by the Social Sciences Division. The appointed members of the Board shall serve for a term of five years. The Board shall have power to co-opt a member of the family of Lord Jenkins, provided that at any one time no more than one such family member shall serve on the board.

4. The Board of Management shall determine from time to time the number and value of the scholarships, and to elect Jenkins scholars subject to admission by the University to which they apply.

5. Regulations 1, 3, and 4 above may be amended by Council.'

[This change establishes a fund in memory of the former Chancellor, Lord Jenkins of Hillhead, to enable the exchange of students between universities in continental Europe and Oxford by providing scholarships in the Humanities and the Social Sciences.]


PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE

Changes in Regulations

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

Renaming the Professorship of the History of Philosophy

1 In SCHEDULE A of Table 7 of Council Regulations 3 of 2004, concerning statutory professorships, delete `Professor of the History of Philosophy' and after ` Diebold Professor of Comparative Philology' insert:

`Professor of Ancient Philosophy'.

2 In Sect. iii of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning individual professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 439, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 15 February 2001, and redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131, p. 644; Vol. 132, p. 1461), § 130, title, delete `Professor of the History of Philosophy' and substitute `Professor of Ancient Philosophy'.

3 Ibid., delete regulation 1 and substitute: `1. The Professor of Ancient Philosophy shall lecture and give instruction in Ancient Greek and/or Roman Philosophy.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Humanities Board, amend the specified field of the Professorship of the History of Philosophy to reflect the decision that the professorship should be specifically in Ancient Philosophy.]


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Askew, J.B., Pembroke

Bendall, L.M., Keble

Brume, N., Faculty of Oriental Studies

Bullock, P.S., Department of Educational Studies

Cairncross, F.A., MA, Exeter

Faulkner, D.O., MA, D.Phil., Christ Church

Flores, L.M., Faculty of Oriental Studies

Gill, D., BA, Faculty of Social Studies, Trinity

Kandoura, T.H., Faculty of Oriental Studies

Middlemas, J.A., Keble

Morar, N., The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Papanikolaou, D., St Cross

Reynolds, F.S., Faculty of Oriental Studies

Schmidt, B.E., Oriel

Sheppard, K.K., Keble

Simsek, S., Faculty of Oriental Studies

Smart, M.A., Nuffield Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Zorin, A.L., New College


BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 5 November, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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

  • *CONGREGATION 2 November 2 p.m.
    • *1 Voting on Changes in Congregation Regulations: Conduct of Ceremonies in Congregation, and certain other Ceremonies
    • *2 Voting on Resolution approving the Conferment of an Honorary Degree
  • CONGREGATION 16 November 2 p.m.
    • Voting on Resolution authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

CONGREGATION 16 November 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against or to propose an amendment to the following resolution, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 8 November (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation at the end of `University Agenda').

Voting on Resolution authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

(i) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund known as Bodleian Fund B, a sum of up to £25k as a contribution towards the cost of work on cataloguing the Abinger papers.

(ii) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund known as the Unearmarked Fund the sum of up to £15k for the same purpose.

GENERAL NOTICES

THE HOLDING OF OUTSIDE APPOINTMENTS AND THE CONDUCT OF OUTSIDE WORK

Guidance Note

This Guidance Note should be read in conjunction with Council Regulations 5 of 2004.

(1) Procedures for applying for approval

(a) Applicants must complete an application form (form OA1, available on the University's Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/staff/codes/outsidecov.shtml).

(b) Applicants whose salaries are funded from externally funded research grants or contracts, or who are Principal Investigators or Co-investigators on outside sponsored projects, must adhere to the terms and conditions stipulated by or agreed with the sponsor and, if necessary, seek written approval from the sponsor. Research Services is able to provide advice on the terms and conditions of externally-funded research grants and contracts held by the University (telephone: (2)70143).

(c) Applicants must arrange for the terms and conditions proposed to govern the outside commitment to be scrutinised by Research Services in advance of signature. A standard personal consultancy document has been drafted to serve as a useful starting point for discussions around the terms of a consultancy appointment. This is available from Research Services (telephone: (2)70143) or on the Research Services Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/agreements/pcaform.doc.

(d) Research Services scrutinises the terms and conditions proposed to govern a commitment in order to consider their compatibility with the University's interests as employer. Research Services cannot advise the employee on the terms from the employee's standpoint; and the employee should take his or her own advice unless he or she makes use of Oxford University Consulting (see paragraph (2) below).

(e) Applicants must obtain the approval of their direct line manager where relevant.

(f) When Research Services has confirmed in writing that the terms proposed to govern the outside commitment meet the University's minimum requirements and the necessary approvals have been obtained from the relevant line manager or sponsor (as appropriate), applicants should submit the completed form to their head of department, who will be asked to sign to confirm that he/she is content to approve the outside commitment in the context of the applicant's university duties. Heads of department who themselves wish to accept outside commitments must submit their application forms to their head of division for approval. Heads of Division should submit applications to the Vice-Chancellor.

(g) Applicants must ensure that they are familiar with the University's policy and procedure on conflict of interest (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/policy/conflict.shtml). If they have any concerns about potential conflicts implicit in their proposed arrangements they should approach the secretary of the Conflict of Interest Committee (currently Mrs Barnwell, telephone: (2)70138, e-mail: frances.barnwell@admin.ox.ac.uk).

( h) If these procedures are followed and approval is granted for the outside appointment, the applicant will enjoy a measure of protection under the University's insurance arrangements (see http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/insurance/).


(2) Oxford University Consulting

The University's wholly-owned subsidiary company, Isis Innovation Ltd, has a division, Oxford University Consulting, to help members of the University to market their expertise to outside bodies, to negotiate commercial terms and payment on behalf of individuals, and to manage the administration associated with consultancy. OUC offers a professional service for academics and departments throughout the University, which will identify consultancy and related opportunities with local, national, and international companies and organisations. Details of this service may be obtained by telephone ((2)80829) or by e-mail to enquiries@consulting.ox.ac.uk.

Members of the University choosing to use the services of OUC must still follow the internal procedures for University approval of their outside appointments as outlined in this Guidance Note; OUC will, however, assist the process on behalf of the individuals concerned.


(3) Consultancies within research grant applications and contracts

The holding of a consultancy may be included where appropriate within research grant applications and contracts. Where consultancies are included in this way and provision is made through the payroll to pay staff for such work, the Outside Grants (OG) form should itemise, among the costs of the project, the costs of the consultancy payment (including employers' on-costs). Indirect costs should also be calculated on the total cost of the project, including the fee for the consultancy. Research Services (telephone: (2)70143) will be able to advise on the most appropriate form of agreement to cover consultancies attached to research grants or contracts. Time spent on such consultancies will count towards the thirty-day limit.


(4) Other services to industry and outside bodies

Not all work for outside bodies is governed by a contract with an external sponsor under the University's research grants and contracts procedures. Some is likely to be `service' work, i.e. the provision of a service to an external organisation which is not of academic benefit but which makes use of spare capacity in a department in return for payment. Such arrangements should nevertheless be covered by an agreement approved by the head of department which is drawn up in consultation with the departmental administrator and (for tax reasons) with the Finance Division. If the service agreement proposed by the outside body includes terms and conditions relating to intellectual property or confidentiality of information, or does not incorporate the University's standard disclaimer of liability, the agreement should be forwarded to Research Services, which is required to ensure that appropriate disclaimers of liability have been issued in connection with the provision of services to industry and other outside bodies.

Where appropriate, as with consultancies within research grant applications and contracts, a payment may be made through the payroll to individuals for the additional work undertaken in performing the services. It is expected that the head of department will decide on an appropriate fee to be paid to the individual based on the time spent (which again will count towards the thirty-day per year limit). The instructions to the Finance Division to make such payments are processed through Research Services. In such cases, where an agreement has been made with the University in respect of the service, it is not expected that a further personal consultancy agreement with the academic concerned will be necessary.


(5) Financial arrangements

The University does not generally seek details of remuneration which applicants are to receive in return for outside commitments, but reserves the right to request to be provided with such details in certain circumstances e.g. in the light of any potential conflict of interest with the outside commitment. Applicants wishing exceptionally to make a case to spend a total of more than thirty days in any one year on outside commitments will be required to provide details of remuneration.


(6) Monitoring and reporting

(a) Heads of department are responsible, through their departmental administration, for keeping records of the number of days spent on outside commitments by all staff (regardless of staff group) in their departments.

(b) Heads of department will report their approvals of outside commitments, and the basic details of the outside commitments, to their divisions on an annual basis, by the end of July each year.

(c) Divisions are responsible, through their divisional administration, for monitoring and co-ordinating information relating to all approvals for outside commitments submitted by departments within their remit, and for making an annual return to the Personnel Committee by the end of September each year.


CHANGES TO CHARGES FOR CAR-PARKING PERMITS

Council has approved changes to charges for university parking permits, effective from 1 January 2005, as follows:

Peak-time, central area; also Old Road (IHS)

Salary up to £10,000: £20

Salary £10,001–£20,000: £40

Salary £20,001–£30,000: £60

Salary over £30,000: £80

Off-peak, central area and Old Road (IHS); also Osney Mead, Begbroke

Salary up to £10,000: £10

Salary £10,001–£20,000: £20

Salary £20,001–£30,000: £30

Salary over £30,000: £40

These figures are the fee for the full year. Wherever practicable, fees will be payable in monthly instalments.

Further information on the University's car-parking policies is available on the University's Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/estates/travel/carparking.shtml.


VICE-CHANCELLOR'S ORATION 2004

Corrigenda

It is regretted that in the Vice-Chancellor's Oration the name of Professor J.F. Harris, Fellow of St Catherine's College and Professor of Modern History, was mistakenly included in the list of those who have retired during 2003--4 (Gazette, p. 118).

The name of Dr J.F. Harris, of the Department of Physics, should have been included in the list of those who have retired during the previous academic year.


RECOGNITION OF DISTINCTION 2003--4

The Distinctions Committee has conferred the title of Reader in Glycobiology on DR N. ZITZMANN, Wolfson College.

It is regretted that Dr Zitzmann's name was omitted from the list of Recognition of Distinction titles 2003--4 published in Gazette, pages 49--50 (Supplement (1) to No. 4706, 23 September 2004).

This replaces the notice of correction published in Gazette, p. 132, in which Dr Zitzmann's name was shown incorrectly.


APPOINTMENTS

LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BOARD

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board has approved the conferment of the title of Visiting Professor in Geography on PROFESSOR P.A. BURROUGH for three years from 1 December 2004.

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board has approved the conferment of the title of Visiting Professor in Zoology on PROFESSOR STEPHEN SIMPSON for three years from 1 January 2005.


ELECTORAL BOARD

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

CHICHELE PROFESSORSHIP OF MEDIEVAL HISTORY


                                         Appointed by

The Principal of Linacre                 Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Warden of All Souls                  ex officio
Professor J. Nelson                      Council
Dr M.G.A. Vale                           Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                         Council
Professor M. Clanchy                     Modern History Board
Dr J. Robertson                          Modern History Board
Mr B. Ward-Perkins                       Classics Board
Dr P. Brand                              All Souls College

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

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of Divinity

PROFESSOR MARILYN ADAMS will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 8 November, in the Examination Schools.

Note: the lecture will be given at 4.30 p.m., and not, as previously announced, at 5 p.m.

Subject: `The immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: a thought experiment in medieval philosophical theology.'


Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire

PROFESSOR ANDREW WILSON will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November, in the Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Romans at work.'


Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion

PROFESSOR BRIAN LEFTOW will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 15 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `A truly ontological argument.'


Professor of Poetry

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Many voices---1. From the French.'


Professor of Environmental Science

PROFESSOR DIANA LIVERMAN will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Environment and the Americas.'


HARMSWORTH LECTURE

PROFESSOR J.H. SILBEY will deliver the Harmsworth Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The party of Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln and the emergence of the Republican Party before the Civil War.'


CLARENDON LAW LECTURES

PROFESSOR MICHELE GRAZIADEI, Università del Piemonte orientale, will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures as follows in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The lectures are open to the public. Those wishing to attend are asked to arrive early.

The first two lectures will be given on Monday, 1 November.

Mon. 1 Nov., 5 p.m.: `On playing tennis with the net up: fiduciary obligations, contractual relations, and property rights.'

Mon. 1 Nov., 6.10 p.m.: `Fiduciary obligations in civilian countries: a primer.'

Tue. 2 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Non aes sed fides: directors' duties, fiduciary obligations, and the human factor.'


LAW

Looking For Law In China

PROFESSOR STANLEY LUBMAN, University of California, Berkeley School of Law, will lecture as follows.

Fri. 22 Oct., 5 p.m., Schools: `Foreigners and legal uncertainty.' (With discussion by Professor Anthony Dicks, QC)


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Biophysical Chemistry Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre).

Convener: Dr L. C. Snoek.

DR J. VAN THOR
28 Oct.: `Photoreactions of the green fluorescent protein and photoreceptor proteins.'

PROFESSOR P. O'SHEA, Nottingham
11 Nov.: `Non-covalent interactions in macromolecular biological systems; kinetics and imaging.'

PROFESSOR T. WATTS
25 Nov.: `Resolving very high resolution structural constraints within biomolecules in their functional state.'


Theoretical Chemistry Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12), opposite the Main Lecture Theatre. Two papers will be given at the meeting on 15 November.

Convener: Professor P.A. Madden.

DR K. ANDO, Birmingham
25 Oct.: `Simulation studies of electron and proton transfer.'

PROFESSOR J. LEKNER, Wellington
1 Nov.: `Electromagnetic beams and pulses.'

M. GALPIN
15 Nov.: `Quantum phase transitions in coupled quantum dots.'

O. LANNING
15 Nov.: `Simulation studies of electrochemical interface.'

DR D. SHALASHILIN
29 Nov.: `Multidimensional quantum mechanics in phase space.'


Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics Seminars.

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 4.15 p.m. in the Dobson Lecture Room at the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning 01865 272933.

DR J. HARDWICK, Culham Electromagnetics and Lightning Ltd
21 Oct.: `Atmospheric optics in mountaineering and exploration.'

DR R. SPANG, Research Centre Jülich
28 Oct.: `Recent results of cloud observations by MIPAS and CRISTA: implications for future sensors.'

PROFESSOR D. LIVERMAN
4 Nov.: `Vulnerability and adaptation to climate change and variability: lessons from Latin America.'

DR F. SINGER, Science & Environmental Policy Project, Arlington, VA
11 Nov.: `Global warming? A hard look at the evidence.'

PROFESSOR J. SCHELLNHUBER, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
25 Nov.: `Novel elements of climate change analysis and management.'

PROFESSOR N. MITCHELL, Bath
2 Dec: `Meteor radar and atmospheric waves in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere.'


Department of Materials Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held on Thursdays at 2.15 p.m. in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre. Please check on http:www.materials.ox.ac.uk for any changes or additions to this programme.

Convener: J.L. Hutchison.

PROFESSOR C. GROVENOR
28 Oct.: `What can a high resolution SIMS do for a materials scientist?'

PROFESSOR J. SPENCE, Arizona State
4 Nov.: To be announced.

DR D. VAUX
11 Nov.: `The toxicity of nanoparticles: what we know and what we don't know.'

DR A. PARKER
18 Nov.: `Optical materials in nature, a subject 500 million years old.'

DR P. BROWN, Nottingham
25 Nov.: `Electron microscopy of structural, functional and biomedical materials.'


Department of Materials: Symposium

This special symposium will be given in the Department of Materials on Thursday, 2 December, from 2.15 p.m. to 5.40 p.m., followed by a wine reception.

PROFESSOR A. BRIGGS
2.15 p.m.: Introduction.

DR S. BENJAMIN
2.20 p.m.: `Overview of the LINK Project.'

DR A. KHLOBYSTOV
2.55 p.m.: `Fullerene quantum computing.'

DR E. EMIROGLU, Cambridge
4 p.m.: `Silicon-based QIP.'

DR R. TAYLOR
4.30 p.m.: `Optical approaches.'

DR D. HASKO, Cambridge
5 p.m.: `Nanotube devices.' (Followed at 5.30 by closing remarks)


Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following lectures will be held on Fridays at 4.15 p.m. in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre of the Clarendon Laboratory (unless otherwise indicated).

Convener: Professor D. Sherrington.

PROFESSOR F. TAYLOR
22 Oct.: `New maps of hell: exploring the planets.'

PROFESSOR J. KLEIN
29 Oct.: `Close encounters: putting the squeeze on water and other complex liquids.'

DR F. DOWKER, Imperial College, London
12 Nov.: `Causal sets as the deep structure of spacetime.'

PROFESSOR A. DONALD, Cambridge
19 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR G. EYINK, Johns Hopkins University
26 Nov.: `What's so surprising about fluid turbulence.'


Friday Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars are held on Fridays in odd weeks of term at 2.15 p.m. in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, the Denys Wilkinson Building. All are welcome to join the speaker for lunch beforehand at 1 p.m. in the Discussion Room of the Sub-department of Theoretical Physics.

Convener: J. March-Russell (Tel.: 01865 273971).

DR A. LUKAS
29 Oct.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR J. HANNAY, Bristol
12 Nov.: `The chaotic analytic function.'

DR D. JAKSCH
26 Nov.: `The cold atom Hubbard toolbox.'


Mathematical Logic Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Fridays at 3.15 p.m. in Room L3 (unless otherwise stated) in the Mathematical Institute.

Convener: Professor A.J. Wilkie.

DR J. SHACKELL, Kent
22 Oct.: `Asymptotics and oscillation.'

DR. A. MACINTYRE, Queen Mary
29 Oct.: `Decidability in the theory of elliptic functions.'

DR A. USVYATSOV, Jerusalem
5 Nov.: To be announced.

DR A. HASSON, Jerusalem
12 Nov.: `Interpreting structures of finite Morley rank in strongly minimal sets.'

DR A. DAWAR, Cambridge
19 Nov.: `Preservation theorems on classes of finite structures.'

DR J. KRAJICEK, Prague
26 Nov.: `Forcing with random variables.'

DR P. WELCH, Bristol
3 Dec.: To be announced.


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 4.30 p.m. in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre, unless indicated otherwise. More information on http://dunn2.path.ox.ac.uk~seminars/dunnsems.htm.

PROFESSOR R. LASKEY, Cambridge
28 Oct.: `DNA replication and its exploitation for cancer diagnosis.'

PROFESSOR R. MCINTOSH, Colorado
Monday, 1 Nov.: `Electron tomography: a new look at cell structure in 3D.'

DR C. REIS E SOUSA, Cancer Research UK
4 Nov.: `Innate activation of dendritic cells.'

PROFESSOR I. CAMPBELL
11 Nov.: `Modular proteins at the cell surface.'

PROFESSOR SIR PHILIP COHEN, Dundee
18 Nov.: `Protein kinases, the major drug targets of the 21st century.'

PROFESSOR M. PEIRIS, Hong Kong
Tuesday, 23 Nov.: `Avian flu and SARS: a view from the epicentre.'

DR E. PATTON
25 Nov.: `Zebrafish models of human disease.'

DR J. AMATRUDA, Harvard Medical School and Texas
2 Dec.: `Identifying cancer genes through forward genetic screens in zebrafish.'

PROFESSOR B. R. CULLEN, Duke
Monday, 6 Dec.: `Human proteins that mediate innate resistance to retroviruses and retrotransposons.'


The Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism (OCDEM): Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

The following lectures will be held on Tuesdays at 12.45 p.m. in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, OCDEM, Churchill Hospital.

K. CLARKE
26 Oct.: `Cardiac energetics and circulating free fatty acids in diabetes and heart failure.'

K. OWEN, OCDEM
2 Nov.: `The young patient with type 2 diabetes: difficult diagnosis, difficult management.'

R. THAKKER, OCDEM
9 Nov.: `Genetics of endocrine diseases.'

J LACHIN, USA
16 Nov.: `Long lasting effects of DCCT intensive therapy on microvascular complications and early atherosclerosis during EDIC.'

M. GURNELL, Cambridge
23 Nov.: `The human metabolic syndrome: a consequence of aberrant PPARg signalling?'

S. ELLARD, Exeter
30 Nov.: `Integration of diagnostic molecular genetic testing into diabetes care.'

D. GREAVES
7 Dec.: `Macrophages, inflammation and atherosclerosis.'


MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Research Seminars in Spanish and Spanish American Studies

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. in Room 3, The Taylor Institution, unless otherwise stated. The seminar programme and details of other events can be consulted online under `Research' at http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk/Spanish/.

Conveners: Professor Edwin Williamson and Dr Jacqueline Rattray.

DR C. THOMPSON
16 Nov.: ` "!Oh qué bien pintaba el Bosco! Ahora entiendo su capricho" (Gracián): Bosch and El Greco in Spanish art treatises of the Golden Age.'

DR C. RAE, Cardiff
23 Nov.: `Alejo Carpentier and the magic of music: a centenary retrospective.' (Public Lecture: Alejo Carpentier Centenary)


Neruda Centenary Symposium

The Neruda Centenary Symposium will be held on Friday, 5 November. Location and further details will be announced on the faculty website.


MODERN HISTORY

Modern History Research Unit: Approaches in Prosopography

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 2.15 p.m. (unless otherwise indicated) in the Seminar Room, Modern History Research Unit, Block 11--2, Radcliffe Infirmary. The seminar on 21 October will be preceded at 4.15 p.m. by a Reception to launch a consultative project entitled `The development and practice of prosopography in historical research: a review looking from the past and the present to the future' (led by Katherine Keats-Rohan). A map of how to find the MHRU is available at www.history.ox.ac.uk/researchunit.htm.

Convener: Dr K. Keats-Rohan.

PROFESSOR V. GAZEAU, Caen
21 Oct, 5.15 p.m.: `The making of the (or "a") prosopography of Norman abbots: methods and results.'

PROFESSOR L. BROCKLISS
28 Oct.: `Army and navy surgeons of the French wars, 1793–1815.'

PROFESSOR M. JEFFREYS, KCL
4 Nov.: `Adding chalk to cheese: multicultural and multidisciplinary prosopography.'

DR P. SEAWARD, History of Parliament
11 Nov.: `The History of Parliament project.'

DR F. TINTI, Cambridge
18 Nov.: `Sources, people and events: deconstructing the prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England database.'

DR M. PELLING
25 Nov.: `Medical men and Public Office: a preliminary prosopographical investigation.'

DR S. TAYLOR, Reading
2 Dec.: `Counting the clergy: the CCED and the limitations of a prosopographical tool.'


MUSIC

Gallery Talk

J. MONTAGU will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 4 November, in the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, the Music Faculty Building. The lecture will be illustrated with demonstrations on examples from his extensive collection.

Subject: `Musical Instruments of the Bible.'


PHILOSOPHY

Seminar in Philosophy of Mathematics

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays (weeks 3--8) at 4.30 p.m. in the Lecture Room at the Philosophy Faculty, 10 Merton Street. In week 4 the seminar will meet at 5.30 p.m. An additional meeting will be held on Wednesday, 1 December, at 4.30 p.m.

Convener: Dr D.R. Isaacson.

T. FORSTER, Cambridge
28 Oct.: `Notation, ordering and indiscernibility: considerations on the Ehrenfeucht-Mostowski theorem.'

V. HALBACH
4 Nov., 5.30 p.m.: `Computational structuralism.'

O. LINNEBO
11 Nov.: `Frege's context principle and reference to mathematical objects.'

C. ZEEMAN
18 Nov.: `Theory of proportion in Euclid Book V.'

B. LARVOR, Hertfordshire
25 Nov.: `After Lakatos, what?'

P. MANCOSU, Berkeley and Paris
Wed., 1 Dec.: `Tarski on models and logical consequence.'

P. MANCOSU, Berkeley and Paris
2 Dec.: `Mathematics, logic and finiteness of the world: Tarski, Carnap and Quine in Harvard (1940--1).'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

Are Labour's constitutional changes working?

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 5 p.m. in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College, unless otherwise stated.

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor D. Marquand, Dr C. Brooke, and Dr R. Coggins.

THE RT. HON. WILLIAM HAGUE, MP (To be held in the Auditorium)
25 Oct.: `The future of House of Lords reform.'

THE RT. HON. ERIC FORTH, MP
1 Nov.: `The role of the opposition---a Conservative view.'

TAM DALYELL, MP
8 Nov.: `What needs to be done to the House of Commons?'

PROFESSOR SIR W. MCKAY
15 Nov.: `Why parliamentary procedure matters.'

LORD KERR, Secretary-General, the European Convention
22 Nov.: `Was the convention experiment to draw up the European constitution a success?'


INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 4 p.m. in the IAUL Seminar Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's Street. Please contact harriet.dunbar-goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk or telephone 01865 286824 if you would like to attend.

DR M. MCLEAN
4 Nov.: `The "professionalisation" of university teaching: what can Habermas offer?'

DR J. VERMUNT, Utrecht
11 Nov.: `How students, teachers and student teachers learn: similarities and differences.'

PROFESSOR S. MCLEOD, California Santa Barbara
18 Nov.: `Learning from the histories of writing instruction in the United States: reflections on literacy in higher education.'

DR A. BREW, Sydney
25 Nov.: `Is research higher degree supervision teaching, or is it research? Does it matter?'

DR B. JOHNSON
2 Dec.: `The ESRC criticality project: theory and outcomes.'


RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays at 10.30 a.m. in the Seminar Room, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, 6 Keble Road.

Convener: Professor A.M. Pollard.

A. BAYLISS, English Heritage
21 Oct.: `Scientific dating and the aggregates levy sustainability fund: 2002--4---what you achieved.'

A. BENTLEY, UCL
4 Nov.: `Human mobility in Neolithic Europe and Southeast Asia: isotopic evidence from the skeletons.'

P. TOMS, Gloucestershire
2 Dec.: `Tephrochronology in Argentina.'

T. JULL, Tucson
9 Dec.: `Some new and interesting applications using the Arizona accelerator mass spectrometer.'


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Research Workshop: The politics of federal government banking in Brazil

DR K. VON METTENHEIM and DR M. A. DEL TEDESCO LINS, SÆo Paulo, will lecture, and a round-table will be held on Friday, 5 November, from 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m. in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. Round-table members include PROFESSOR P. EVANS, Berkeley, DR V. FITZGERALD, DR M. LAPLANE, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, and MR L. WHITEHEAD. Programme available on www.brazil.ox.ac.uk. Pre-registration required at enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk or on 01865 284460.


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminar Series

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

DR G. IORI, London
26 Oct.: `Complexity in economic networks.'

DR F. LILJEROS, Stockholm (Seminar Room B)
2 Nov.: `Structural properties of large empirical social networks and their likely effects on the transmission of disease.'

DR N. SAAM, Munich
23 Nov.: `Simulating international negotiations.'

PROFESSOR A. KACELNIK
30 Nov.: `Risky decision-making in feathered and naked bipeds.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

Isaiah Berlin Public Lecture in Middle East Dialogue

DR M. LEDEEN, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, will deliver an Isaiah Berlin Lecture in Middle East Dialogue at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `America's mission in the Middle East.'


MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

The following public lectures will be held on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street.

Convener: Dr J. Bennett.

DR P. WALLIS
2 Nov.: `Don't try this at home: medicines in early modern England.'

T. STANDAGE, author of The Mechanical Turk
23 Nov.: `The Mechanical Turk.' (Between the Lines Series)


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

MR M. AYDIN, Minister of State, Turkey, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Turkish–Islamic culture and the European Union.'

 


TREVOR PHILLIPS, Chairman, Commission for Racial Equality, will lecture at 5 p.m. on 16 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Why Muslims will make Britain a better place.'


LORD ASHDOWN, High Representative and EU Special Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Balkans, Europe and Islam.'


COMMITTEE FOR PALAEGOGRAPHY AND BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Palaeography workshops

The following workshops will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Bodleian Library seminar room (Schola Musicae, Old Schools Quadrangle).

Conveners: Professor Nigel Palmer and Mr Richard Ovenden.

M. GULLICK
22 Oct.: `A closer look at some English twelfth-century manuscripts.'

PROFESSOR J. LOWDEN, Courtauld Institute, London
5 Nov.: `Illuminated Byzantine manuscripts and the classical tradition.'

DR I. DOYLE, Durham
19 Nov.: `The Vernon manuscript.'

PROFESSOR R. CLEMINSON, Portsmouth
3 Dec.: `The Russian manuscript book.'


INSTITUTO CAMOES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

Reopening of the Centre

ENGO. LUÍS DOS SANTOS FERRO, Director of the Luso-American Foundation, Lisbon, will give a lecture to mark the reopening of the Centre at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the Okinaga Room, Wadham College. The lecture will be delivered in English. The Vice-Chancellor (or his deputy) and H.E. The Portuguese Ambassador will be present at the lecture, which will be followed by a reception.

Convener: Dr Teresa Pinto Coelho (St John's), Director of the Centre.

Subject: `Lisbon and Eça de Queirós.'


GREEN COLLEGE

McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR VIVIAN NUTTON, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College, London, will deliver the McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `To dissect or not to dissect? Some ancient responses to a modern dilemma.'


Reuters Foundation Programme: Reuters Memorial Lecture

JOHN LLOYD, Editor, The Financial Times Magazine, will deliver the annual Reuters Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 22 October, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College.

Subject: `The power and the story: media and politics in the twenty-first century.'


MANSFIELD COLLEGE AND BALLIOL COLLEGE

Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR T. GARTON ASH will deliver the Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 November, in the chapel, Mansfield College.

Subject: `Are there moral foundations of European power?'


NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Reuters Foundation Programme

Media and Politics

DAVID YELLAND, formerly editor of the The Sun, will speak in this seminar series at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 October, in Nuffield College.

Conveners: Dr David Butler and Mr Paddy Coulter.


ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

ROY PORTER, Advisory Board for Redundant Churches, Westminster, London, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `Gateways onto the past: churches, redundancy and local history.'


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

South East European Studies Programme, in co-operation with the Programme on Contemporary Turkey

KIRSTY HUGHES, LSE, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 21 October, in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. For further information please email SEESP@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `Turkish membership of the EU: strategic priority or political disaster?'


South East European Studies Programme

J. LOUGHLIN, Cardiff, and M. BOGDANI, Cardiff, will lecture on Wednesday, 17 November at 2.15 p.m. in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. Chair: O. Anastasakis.

Subject: `The Albanian political class: obstacle to EU membership?'


P. HOCKENOS will lecture on Monday, 29 November, at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. For further details please e-mail SEESP@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `How diasporas bankrolled the Balkan wars.'


DR F. BIEBER, European Centre for Minority Issues, will lecture on Thursday, 25 November at 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road. For further details please e-mail SEESP@sant.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `(Why) does nationalism persist in the western Balkans?'


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Cameron Mackintosh Lecture

PATRICK MARBER, Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 27 October, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Work in progress.'


ST EDMUND HALL

Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

JON SNOW, Channel 4 News, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shooting history.'


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE RESEARCH CENTRE

One-Day Workshop: Four Papers on Sex and Gender

This workshop will be held on Saturday, 30 October, from 10.15 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Seminar Room of the Research Centre, 45 St Giles. This will be an interdisciplinary meeting on cultural aspects of sexuality and gender identity. Speakers include ROSS MCKIBBIN, E. BOEHMER, J. QUINN and L. MCDOWELL. If you wish to attend or to receive a programme, please email research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk.


TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury, will deliver the Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 October, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Convictions, loyalties, and the secular state.'


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR WERNER ECK, Institut für Altertumskunde, University of Cologne, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: `Augustus' Germany: a new province is born.'


Prizes, Grants, and Funding

SOUDAVAR FUND

The Soudavar Fund provides small grants to assist students from Iran who are studying for a degree at the University of Oxford and who are facing financial difficulty. The value of each grant is usually between £500 and £2,500. Application forms can be obtained from the Student Funding and International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone: Oxford (2)70134, e-mail: international.office@admin.ox.ac.uk). Applications should be submitted by 10 December.

BY-ELECTIONS TO DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

18 November 2004

Notice is given of the following impending vacancies:

Humanities Board

(from among the members of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages)

Resigning member: Professor A. Suerbaum

Period of office: one year from Michaelmas Term 2004


Board of the Faculty of Theology

One ordinary member

Resigning member: The Revd Thomas Weinandy

Period of office: one year from Michaelmas Term 2004

Nominations in writing for the elections on 18 November, by two members (other than the candidate) of the electorate for each vacancy, which is the same as the persons from among whom the vacancy will be filled (as specified above), will be received by the Head of Student Administration at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 25 October, and similar nominations by six members of the electorate (other than the candidate), up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 1 November.

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signature the name and faculty, sub-faculty, or department (indicative of the relevant electorate) in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are obtainable from the Web site.

In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical notice of each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 4 November, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent to members of the electorate as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head of Student Administration not later than 4 p.m. on 4 November.


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Modern History will come into effect on 5 November.

Board of the Faculty of Modern History

Master of Philosophy in Modern European History

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 573, delete ll. 33--4 and substitute:

`II. one examination paper on historical methodology;

III. on methodology essay of up to 7,000 words and one seminar presentation on a topic in the field of historical concepts and controversies;

IV. a dissertation of up to 30,000 words.'

2 Ibid., p. 574, delete ll. 5--10 and substitute:

`History, c/o Graduate Office, Modern History Research Unit, Block 11-2, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE, not later than Friday of Fourth Week of Hilary Term of their first year. Two type-written copies of the two extended essays for their first Optional Subject must be sent to the Chairman of Examiners for the M.Phil. in Modern European History, c/o The Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, by noon on Friday of Noughth Week of Hilary Term in the candidate's first year, and two type-written copies of the two extended essays for the second Optional Subject must be sent to the same address by Friday of Noughth Week of Trinity Term in the candidate's first year. The written notes of the seminar'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 16-20 and substitute:

`II. Historical methodology paper

One three-hour written examination paper `Source criticism', to be examined in Trinity Term of the candidate's first year.

III. Methodological essay

One methodological essay (of up to 7,000 words) and a seminar presentation for a class on `Historical concepts and controversies', to be examined in Trinity Term of the candidate's second year. Students may choose a topic for their essay and presentation in an area proximate to their dissertation subject, but may not replicate any material submitted for examination.

IV. Dissertation'.

OBITUARIES

All Souls College

BRYAN RONALD WILSON, MA, D.LITT., FBA, 9 October 2004; Fellow 1963--93, Emeritus Fellow 1993.


Christ Church

JOHN CHARLES EDGAR SEWARD, 26 July 2004; commoner 1962. Aged 60.


Christ Church and Merton College

CHARLES PATRICK WORMALD, 29 September 2004; commoner, Merton College, 1969–72, Tutor and Member of Governing Body, Christ Church, 1990–2001. Aged 57.


Corpus Christi College

DONALD WILSON, MA, 28 February 2004; scholar (War Degree) 1946–8. Aged 79.


Hertford College

THOMAS CHRISTOPHER BOYD, 15 March 2004; commoner 1935. Aged 87.

GEORGE ANTHONY WOLSELEY, 20 August 2003; commoner 1952. Aged 70.

WILLIAM GORDON BRYCE, CBE, 5 January 2004; commoner 1931. Aged 90.

JAMES FREDERICK PERCIVAL CHEETHAM, 28 September 2004; commoner 1948. Aged 78.

BASIL STUART ECKERSLEY, MBE, 14 December 2003; scholar 1937. Aged 84.

RONALD GUY ELLEN, 4 August 2004; commoner 1939. Aged 85.

HUGH PERCIVAL ELLIOTT, CMG, CON, June 2004. Aged 93.

KENNETH MALCOLM LEONARD FRAZER, 28 June 2004; commoner 1949. Aged 73.

PHILIP JOHN GRATTIDGE, 22 September 2003; commoner 1943. Aged 78.

JOHN MICHAEL GUFFICK, 17 January 2004; commoner 1948. Aged 76.

ALAN HENRY HAWKSWORTH, 14 April 2004; commoner 1956. Aged 68.

JOSEPH FREDERICK HUGHES, 17 January 2004; graduate 1942. Aged 84.

JAMES LOGUE, 20 January 2004; graduate 1985. Aged 52. Fellow of Somerville College.

WILLIAM GRAHAM MORISON, 11 April 2004; commoner 1934. Aged 88.

JOHN WIGNALL MYERS, 29 June 2003; commoner 1945. Aged 76.

KATSUHIKO OKU, 29 November 2003; graduate 1982. Aged 45.

GRAHAM JOHN PHIPPS JONES, 27 April 2004; exhibitioner 1933. Aged 89.

STUART KAYE MACHATTIE POWELL, 2003; commoner 1943.

STEPHEN EMMANUEL SCHILIZZI, 28 October 2003; commoner 1946. Aged 81.

DANIEL PHILIP SYMONDS, March 2004; organ scholar 1947. Aged 75.

PERCY ALEXANDER TIMBERLAKE, June 2004; commoner 1935. Aged 87.

RAYMOND VEVEYSAN VERNÈDE, 18 October 2003; scholar 1924. Aged 97.

PETER HOLMES WATKINS, 17 August 2004; commoner 1945. Aged 77.

DAVID ALAN PATRICK WEATHERALL, 10 January 2004; commoner 1947. Aged 85.

CLAYTON SAMUEL WHITE, 26 April 2004; Rhodes Scholar 1935. Aged 91.

JOHN FREDERICK WINDOVER, 16 November 2003; commoner 1959. Aged 65.


Lady Margaret Hall

DAME ALICE ROSEMARY MURRAY, DBE, MA, D.PHIL., DL (MA Cambridge), JP, 8 October 2004; commoner 1932–6, Honorary Fellow 1968–2004; formerly Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, and formerly President of New Hall, Cambridge.


Magdalen College

WILLIAM HOSMER BENNETT, 28 October 2003; commoner 1959–64. Aged 80.

GERALD MONTAGUE BURDON, 10 September 2004; demy 1935–9. Aged 88.

SIR JOHN CAMPBELL MOBERLY, KBE, CMG, 14 September 2004; commoner 1947–50. Aged 79.

JOHN OSWALD PRESTWICH, 25 January 2003; Fellow by Examination 1936–7. Aged 88.

GRAHAM MORTON ROBERTSON, 21 July 2004; commoner 1944–9. Aged 77.


Merton College

JAMES NORMAN BAMFORTH, 9 August 2004; postmaster 1928–31. Aged 95.

JOHN (JACK) RYLANCE BRADSHAW, 4 September 2004; 1934–8. Aged 89.

ANTHONY WALTER SCOPES, 22 July 2004; postmaster 1947–51. Aged 75.

DAVID JOHN TITTENSOR, 19 July 2004; Classical Postmaster 1954–60 and 1963. Aged 68.


St Hilda's College

JOAN BARBARA LUCY THOMSON (née Organ), BA, 14 August 2004; commoner 1937–41. Aged 86.

JANET WALLIS WELLS, MA, DIP.ED., 23 August 2003; commoner 1925–9. Aged 98.

JUDITH CHRISTINE WRIGHT, BA, 1 July 2004; commoner 1955–8. Aged 68.


MEMORIAL

Christ Church, Lady Margaret Hall, Balliol College, St Hilda's College, Trinity College, University College, and Queen's College

A Memorial for MICHAEL COMBER, formerly Faculty Fellow in Classics, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 27 November, in the Upper Library, Christ Church. Refreshments will be served afterwards.


MEMORIAL SERVICES

Somerville College

A Memorial Service for AGATHA RAMM, MA, D.LITT. (MA London), F.R.HIST.S., formerly Tutor, Fellow, and Emeritus Fellow, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 30 October, in the chapel, Somerville College.


Wadham College

A Memorial Service for SIR STUART HAMPSHIRE, formerly Warden, will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 30 October, in the chapel, Wadham College. Refreshments will be served in the Hall after the service.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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

The Welcome Party will be held in the Clubrooms on Sun., 2 Nov., from 5 to 6.30 p.m. Newcomers, husbands, partners and children are all welcome. Please book with the booking secretaries.


Society for Graduates

The following meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. 22 Oct., Professor G. Smith: Nanotechnology—friend or foe?; 29 Oct., Professor A. Chapman, The dinosaur man: Sir Richard Owen (1804–92) and the great lizards; 5 Nov., Dr E. Garman, Why we keep catching the flu and the search for a cure; 12 Nov., Dr D. Lowry, Cecil Rhodes: man and myth; 19 Nov., K. Burras, Plant hunting in Southern Africa; 26 Nov., C. Gott, The Witney Woollen Industry; 3 Dec., Dr M. Blythe, The life and legacy of Archie Cochraine: champion of safer and fairer medicine; 10 Dec., Christmas Dinner. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.


Volunteers Sought

Would you be willing to take part in our studies on diet and blood fats? We are studying links between diet and heart disease. If you are healthy and aged 18–65 years, we would like to hear from you. Please contact Alex or Mary at OCDEM, Churchill Hospital. Tel.: 01865 857262. Email: enquiries@oxlip.ox.ac.uk.


Lecture

MECO Monthly Lecture. Sun., 31 Oct. at 3 p.m. at Summertown Hall, corner Banbury and Portland Roads, North Oxford. Dr Karima Brooke, Muslim homeopathic practitioner, will speak on þThe medicine of Prophet Muhammad: lessons for today'. Following lecture and Q&A session, the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford (MECO) provides a gratis iftar meal (to break the Ramadan fast). All welcome. R.S.V.P. Email: info@meco.org.uk. Tel.: 01865 766032.


St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

The Art of Writing: 28 Oct., The splinter of ice, Veronica Stallwood; 4 Nov., Writing the past: an Oxford childhood, Charlotte Mendelson; 11 Nov., Writing a crime novel, P.D. James; 18 Nov., Working with three prime ministers and the rest of the world, Douglas Hurd; 25 Nov., Writing the story of a life, Shirley du Boulay; 2 Dec., Speedy's dog: poetry and place, Henry Shukman; 9 Dec., Writing, reading: escape or engagement?, Tim Pears. The talks will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. www.st-giles-church.org.


Antiques Bought and Sold

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


Periodicals Bought and Sold

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


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


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 the 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.


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 British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Member of the International Society of Biomechanics. Expert attention for tone, weight loss, injury and rehabilitation and performance, from total novice levels to advanced, regardless of sex, age or physical limitations. Web site: www.alangordon-health.co.uk.


Services Offered

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

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

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).

Want to go broadband and don't know how? Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? We can put you on the Internet safely or do that little upgrade to your system. We have lots of experience of the Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call MCC on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

Proof-reading/copy-editing offered by experienced and published English graduate (First Class). Academic, business, general. Call Julie on 01865 451960 or email oxenglish@aol.com.

Blenheim House Creche. Quality childcare in a safe, happy and caring environment, for children aged 6 months to 4 years. Open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Mon.–Fri. Places available from 2 sessions up to full time. Conveniently situated for Woodstock Road, Banbury Road, Lynams and Esporta. Open morning on Sat. 9 Oct., 9.30 a.m.–11.30 a.m. Call Mrs Susan Palmer on 01865 554526 or email susanpalmer.1@btopenworld.com.

Visit St Philip's Books at 82 St Aldates, Oxford (next to Reservoir Books). We specialise in rare and second-hand books in the humanities, especially theology and history, also literature and philosophy. Open Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5p.m. Free catalogues on request. Good prices paid for large or small collections. Please call Christopher Zealley on 01865 202182. www.stphilipsbooks.co.uk.

Hypnotherapy is a natural and gentle way to improve both your emotional and physical health. Symptoms treated include stress, insomnia, smoking, social phobias, fear of public speaking, overweight, IBS, migraines, psoriasis, and much more. To find out how hypnotherapy can help you, contact The Oxford Natural Health Centre's hypnotherapist Mark Witter MA PhD DHP on 07837 121539 or visit his website at www.markwitter.com.


Situations Vacant

Research Associate. We are looking for a research associate to join the Bandolier team, based at the Churchill Hospital. The group conducts scientific research into the development and application of evidence- based methods (EBM) for research and practice. Additionally the group writes and produces the monthly journal cBandolier\ and associated website at www.ebandolier.com. You should be familiar with using evidence- based medicine techniques in the writing of systematic reviews and research papers, as well as computer literate, numerate and articulate. This post could be of interest to established EBM researchers or to scientists keen to broaden their areas of expertise. Further particulars of the post, initially a one-year contract which could be full- or part-time, are available from Maureen.McQuay@pru.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 225404.

Oxford Analytica is seeking an Asia-Pacific Editor/Analyst. The successful candidate will commission and edit analysis on the politics, economy and international relations of the Asia-Pacific region for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Brief. Candidates should have a firm grounding in the region, probably developed through a postgraduate degree and/or relevant experience. Preference will be given to candidates with special expertise on China, Japan and/or the Koreas. Analytical skills and the ability to write/edit with speed and accuracy are essential. The position is Oxford-based. Deadline: 5 Nov. CV and details of current salary to: Graham Hutchings, Editor, The Oxford Analytica Daily Brief, Oxford Analytica Ltd, 5 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH. Email: ghutchings@oxford-analytica.com.


Houses to Let

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

North Oxford . Fully-furnished 4–5 bedroom family home to let from Christmas '04 to Aug. '05. Family are going abroad for sabbatical. Large west-facing spacious garden with patio and beautiful surrounding trees. Three reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room and 2.5 bathrooms. House on west side of popular Woodstock road, overlooking St Edward's playing fields. Easy walking access to Summertown shops and into city centre (cycle path next to house). Port Meadow nearby. Email: douglas.wilkinson@nda.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 513688.

Jericho, Oxford. Charming terraced cottage in quiet residential street. Nicely modernised, two bedrooms, bath, shower, open-plan downstairs, patio doors to tiny garden, TV, all appliances, g.c.h. To let completely furnished, with china, linen, etc. Close to canal walks, good primary school, shops, and walking distance to station and city centre. Ideal for sabbatical. All inclusive (incl. council tax), £1,300 p.m. Available from 1 Nov. to June, flexible. Owner teaches in London in wintertime. Details: janet.bell@ucl.ac.uk.

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, JR, Churchill and Nuffield Orthopaedic 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.

Marston. Attractive, furnished, 4-bedroom semi-detached house in quiet cul-de-sac. Three sitting rooms, kitchen, upstairs bathroom, downstairs wc, g.c.h., all appliances. Lovely large garden and remote- control garage. Would suit visiting academic family. Five min. cycle to JR Hospital and 10 min. to city centre. Available for 1 year or longer from Dec. £950 p.c.m. plus bills. No smoking/pets, please. (Pictures of house also available). Contact: hui.liao@talk21.com/.

Central North Oxford. Considerate tenants sought for Victorian 2.5-bedroom house in desirable street within walking distance of all colleges, city centre, bus and train stations. Available from late Jan./early Feb. to end Aug. 05. Rent moderate (incl. all bills and council tax) in return for very occasional attention to low maintenance garden and 3 indoor plants., Would suit academic couple or two postgraduates. £850 p.m. No smokers or pets. Reference required. Please telephone/fax 01865 516142, preferably between 9–10 a.m. or 6–7 p.m.

Plantation Road, favoured street in Central North Oxford with easy access to city centre, shops, Port Meadow. Three-bedroom house with large basement, through reception room, kitchen and bathroom, front and rear garden, available immediately. £1,350 p.m. Tel.: 020 7727 7367.

Self-contained, fully-furnished cottage with large bedroom, living room with open fire, kitchen and bathroom on secluded farm the þOxford side' of Beckley/Otmoor. Available Dec.–April 05. Would suit academic visitor (couple) ideally with car or good bikes. £500 p.m. Tel.: 01865 358220. Email: fritz.vollrath@zoo.ox.ac.uk.

East Oxford. Characterful Victorian terrace, 2 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, attic study, garden. Part-furnished, available now. City centre 5–10 min. bus ride away. Parking on quiet road. £750 p.c.m. for one year with possible renewal. References required. Very sorry, no children or smokers. Email: alisonbentley@jazzmenagerie.freeserve.co.uk. Telephone: 01865 728775.


Flats to Let

Woodstock Road. Large, bright, and airy 1-bedroom flat in private gated development. West-facing, overlooking school playing fields; very close to South Parade restaurants and Summertown shops. Furnished modern style, white goods included. Private parking. Fifty yards from bus stop, 5 min. to city centre. Available mid-Oct. £760 p.c.m. for one-year lease, possibility of renewal. Viewing highly recommended. Email: chrisfliss1@yahoo.co.uk. Tel.: 01235 444841. Mobile: 0794 6666759.

North Oxford . Small comfortable studio flat suitable for one person. Self-contained; kitchen contains new cooker, microwave, washing machine; full bathroom. £460 p.c.m. to include all utilities. Telephone line can be connected. Call 01865 558137.

Three-bedroom wing of Manor House to let. Self-contained, own entrance. Farmhouse kitchen, large sitting/dining room, study, cloakroom, bathroom. Fifteen miles north of Oxford. Quiet rural setting. Tel.: 01869 340358.

One-bedroom flat in stable conversion. Rural village 15 miles north of Oxford. Suit one studious tenant needing peace and quiet. Tel.: 01869 340358.

Wytham. Rare opportunity to rent this one-bedroom apartment within a courtyard setting, an ideal peaceful surrounding for an academic. Available immediately, £650 p.c.m. Telephone Finders Keepers on 01865 311011. Reference 2834. www.finders.co.uk.

Garden flat. Newly upgraded studio apartment with micro kitchen, use of beautiful garden and off-street parking. Rent inclusive of council tax and utilities. £550 p.c.m. Telephone Finders Keepers on 01865 311011. Reference 4402. www.finders.co.uk.

Rural retreat. Charming annexe in the peaceful and friendly village location of Kirtlington. £495 p.c.m. inclusive of council tax and water. Telephone Finders Keepers on 01865 311011. Reference 4193. www.finders.co.uk.

City limits. One-bedroom apartment with easy access to road networks. £595 p.c.m. inclusive of council tax. Telephone Finders Keepers on 01865 311011. Reference 4284. www.finders.co.uk.


Accommodation Offered

Attractive and quiet B&B. One minute to bus stop, close to river walks. £40 per night/£60 double; 15% discount for full week. Tel.: 01865 770501.

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

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

Central North Oxford. Writer looking for lodger for decent-sized room in quiet, warm, dry house with en suite bathroom. Large fitted cupboards, desk and drawers, good lights, armchair, digital channel TV. Washing/drying facilities. Bed linen provided. Use of new kitchen, breakfast provided. Use of living room and pretty garden on canal when owner away. Suit quiet, responsible n-s professional/researcher/academic.Tel.: 01865 513281.

Room to let in period property in Old Marston. Set in a stunning location, this beautifully decorated home has many unique features. Tall applicants beware of low beams! Mod. cons., shared bathroom, cleaner, garden, and private parking. Close to city centre and JR. Short or long term lodger sought from 1 Nov. £460 p.c.m. incl. all bills. Tel.: 01865 250722.

House share (with one v. discreet person). Newly refurbished terrace house available in Jericho, Jan.–March 2005. In quiet street, 10 min. to centre. One double bedroom, own bathroom, study, sitting/dining rooms, fully-equipped kitchen, laundry/wc. Secluded garden. £500 p.c.m. incl. No smoking. Contact Joelle Mann at joellemann@onetel.com or ring 07930 452220.


Self-catering Apartments

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


Accommodation Sought

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


Holiday Lets

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


Houses for Sale

Temple Cowley, Oxford. Three-bedroom end terrace town house in popular development. Excellent bus and road access to central Oxford. Kitchen/diner, living room, cloakroom, bathroom (en suite), garage, well-stocked 40 ft rear garden. Five year NHBC warranty. No onward chain. Carpets/curtains incl. OIRO £269,950. Email: sarahd_hutch@yahoo.co.uk.

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly. Beautiful, fully-furnished three-storey farmhouse with all mod. cons. for sale. Set in 13 acres of farmland. Peaceful yet within 4 kms from Cerisy la Salle (local village); Saint-Lô, Coutance approx. 20 kms; Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room; gas cooker; separate electric oven; microwave; large fridge with separate freezer; g. c.h.; bathroom with w.c.; sitting room. First floor: music room (with grand piano), 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with w.c.; gallery (suitable for office) that overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Possibility of building garage on field next to kitchen. £185,000. For further details please contact Alexander Kok on 00 33 2 33 45 52 16. Fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.


Retirement Flat for Sale

Two-bedroom apartment for retired people in Diamond Court, located just south of Summertown within easy walking distance of shops, post office and bus stops to central Oxford. Ready for occupancy. £235,000. Tel.: 0033 633 387996.

MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE

University Lecturership (CUF) and Tutorial Fellowship in Mathematics

In association with Merton College

The Mathematical Institute seeks to appoint a University Lecturer in Mathematics with effect from October 2005. This post is associated with a Tutorial Fellowship at Merton College. The Institute strives to be one of the leading mathematics departments in the world and the college has a distinguished tradition in Mathematics. Together, they intend to appoint a front-rank mathematician specialising in Discrete Mathematics to provide continuity following the retirement of Professor Dominic Welsh. The successful candidate will have an outstanding record in research at international level and a strong commitment to teaching across a range of subjects in Mathematics.

The total university and college stipend is on the age-related scale £29,035-- £45,707, plus allowances. The appointment will be pensionable under the USS scheme.

Full details of the post, its conditions, and the application process are set out in the further particulars, which can be downloaded from http://www.merton.ox.ac.uk, or, in case of difficulty, may be obtained from the Warden's Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: lisa.lawrence@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk , telephone: Oxford (2)76373). The closing date for receipt of applications is 13 December.

The University and Merton College are equal opportunities employers.


UNIVERSITY OFFICES

Appointment of Secretary to the Social Sciences Division

Applications are invited for the secretaryship of the Social Sciences Division, one of the five units into which Oxford's academic departments are grouped.

This senior and challenging appointment offers an exciting and substantial development opportunity for an individual with significant experience of university administration (or the equivalent) and especially of planning and strategic development in a large and complex organisation. The secretary is expected to provide high-level advice and support for the division and its current head, Mr D.A. Hay, in pursuit of the highest quality teaching and research; to co-ordinate the work of the divisional office; and to oversee the relationship between the division's constituent departments, between the division and the central bodies of the University, and between the division and the outside world. Important criteria for the appointment include excellent analytical, presentational, and interpersonal skills, the ability to understand complex financial issues, the ability to communicate effectively, and dedication to the University's mission of sustaining the highest international standards of teaching and research. The starting date is as soon as possible.

The post is on the ALC5 scale (salary range £37,558--£42,573, with a discretionary range £43,513--£48,395).

Further particulars can be obtained from Melanie Holdak (telephone: Oxford (2)70120, e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk), and can also be found at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/. Applications, consisting of a curriculum vitae and a supporting statement and the names of two referees, should be sent to Mrs J. Pengelly at the University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by noon on 12 November. Previous applicants need not reapply.


FACULTY OF ORIENTAL STUDIES

Appointment of Information Computing Technology Support Officer for the Khalili Research Centre for the Art and Material Culture of the Middle East

The Khalili Research Centre (KRC) is seeking to appoint an ICT Officer for this new centre, dedicated to research and teaching in the art, architecture and archaeology of the Middle East.

The primary duties of the post-holder will be: to provide software and hardware support for the staff and students of the KRC within a predominantly Apple Mac environment; to establish and maintain the KRC Web site; and to initiate and oversee a project to digitize and archive an extensive collection of photographic slides and other images, so as to make them accessible for teaching and research.

Applicants should have a degree in a relevant subject (e.g. computing or a humanities subject) and be able to demonstrate an active interest in ICT applications in the humanities. They should have demonstrable experience in ICT support, in particular in an Apple Mac environment; Web site construction and management; and image digitisation, digital archives, and digital image delivery systems. They should have good communication skills, the self-motivation to work effectively, both as a member of a team and independently, excellent organisational skills, and the drive to implement and manage new developments.

The post will be on the research staff grade IA scale (salary £19,460--£29,128 per annum), and is available for five years, on a fixed-term, non-renewable basis.

Further particulars, including details on how to apply, should be obtained from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the office of Ms C. Vinnicombe, Faculty Administrator, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)88200, e-mail: orient@orinst.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 12 November.


CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Appointment of Academic Assistant

Corpus Christi College is looking to appoint a third person to work in the busy and friendly College Office. Working directly to the College Secretary, this is an interesting and demanding post with a varied workload. The successful applicant will have good IT and clerical skills and also be prepared to undertake the routine work of the College Office, such as filing and photocopying. The ability to work accurately and under pressure is essential. Experience of an academic office environment would be an advantage---the post involves frequent contact with students and staff. A calm attitude and a sense of humour will be valuable.

The post is permanent and full-time (thirty-five hours), but some flexibility during school holidays might be possible. The salary will be on the scale £13,953--£18,537, depending on age and experience and is pensionable. Free lunch and generous holidays are provided.

Further particulars and application forms are available from the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF (telephone: Oxford (2)76737, e-mail: rachel.pearson@ccc.ox.ac.uk). Applications should be sent to Rachel Pearson to arrive by 5 November.

Corpus Christi College is committed to equal opportunities.


JESUS COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowship in Mathematics

Shaw Foundation Junior Research Fellowship in Law

Jesus College proposes to elect to two Junior Research Fellowships, tenable for three years from 1 October 2005. The posts are open to men or women intending to pursue research in
(a) any field of Mathematics;
(b) any field of Law. The fellowships each carry a stipend of £19,460 per annum in the first year. In addition, the fellows will be entitled to free rooms and meals in college.

Further information on both fellowships may be accessed from the Jesus College Web site, http://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk/notices, or obtained from the Principal's Secretary, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (e-mail: helen.gee@jesus.ox.ac.uk), who should receive applications by 12 November. It is the responsibility of applicants to ask their referees (three are required) to send their references direct to the Principal's Secretary by the same date.


ST EDMUND HALL

Appointment of Alumni Relations Officer

Applications are invited for the post of Alumni Relations Officer at St Edmund Hall, which is one of the constituent colleges of Oxford University. The college is coming to the end of a successful £7 million fund-raising campaign and seeks to establish a sound foundation on which to base its future development activities. St Edmund Hall needs an Alumni Relations Officer to act as the main point of contact between the college and its former students.

The role involves the maintenance and enhancement of the relationship between alumni and the college. Key responsibilities include comprehensive management of the alumni database and the college's programme of alumni events. The Alumni Relations Officer will also be responsible for communicating with alumni on a day-to-day basis, including the management of Web-based initiatives and publications such as the annual alumni newsletter and e-mail news bulletins.

The college is seeking a well-presented and self-motivated individual who has the flair and initiative to succeed in this pivotal role. Previous experience in an Alumni Relations environment or similar, such as marketing, is desirable but not essential. However, proven organisational excellence and sound IT skills are a prerequisite.

Salary will be on the University's library secretarial and clerical scale grade 4 (£16,071--£21,411 per annum). The successful candidate will be placed on the scale according to experience.

Further details are available from Ann Lehane, Deputy Director of Development, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR (telephone: Oxford (2)79041, e-mail: ann.lehane@seh.ox.ac.uk). Applications by curriculum vitae and covering letter should be received by Friday, 5 November.

St Edmund Hall is an equal opportunities employer.


TRINITY COLLEGE

Election of President

The fellows of Trinity College are seeking to elect a new President in succession to the Hon. Michael Beloff, QC, who retires on 31 July 2006 after ten years in office. The President oversees the management of the college, chairs its governing body and its principal sub-committees, and represents the college both within Oxford and in the wider world.

Ideal candidates will have academic or professional distinction, enthusiasm for and commitment to excellence in teaching and research, and a proven style of leadership appropriate to a democratic, self-governing institution.

Information about Trinity College, and further particulars about the Presidency and the procedure for application, can be found on the college's Web site, http://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk, or obtained from the Vice-President, Trinity College, Oxford OX1 3BH. Closing date: 10 December 2004.

Trinity College is an equal opportunities employer.


DOWNING COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Hopkins Parry Fellowship in Law

Applications are invited for the Hopkins Parry Fellowship in Law in any field of Law, with effect from 1 September 2005 or such other date as agreed. This post has been created through the generosity of the alumni of the college and other donors in recognition of the vital roles of Professor Clive Parry and Mr John Hopkins, both former Law Fellows of the college, in nurturing the study of Law at Downing.

The person appointed will be responsible, with the Director of Studies in Law, for the academic work of the college's undergraduates in Law. The appointment will be for three years with a possibility of renewal to the retirement age and is subject to the statutes and ordinances of the college. The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Cambridge, to undertake an average of twelve hours of teaching a week during Full Term (at least 240 contact hours a year), and to participate in the life of the college. Candidates should normally be able to provide supervisions in two or three of the courses within the Law Tripos.

The salary will be on an incremental scale between £24,820 and £35,883 a year (reviewed annually in line with national academic stipends), at a starting point depending on age and experience.


Fellowship and College Lectureship in Law

Applications are invited for a fellowship in any field of Law, with effect from 1 September 2005 or such other date as agreed. The appointment will be associated with a College Lectureship at St Edmund's College. The person appointed will be responsible, with both Colleges' Directors of Studies in Law, for the academic work of the undergraduates in Law. The appointment will be for four years and is subject to the statutes and ordinances of the college. The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Cambridge, to undertake an average of twelve hours of teaching a week during Full Term (at least 240 contact hours a year), and to participate in the life of the college. Candidates should normally be able to provide supervisions in two or three of the courses within the Law Tripos.

The stipend of a College Lecturer, which can be pensionable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme, will be on incremental scale £23,643-- £27,117 per annum (reviewed annually in line with national academic stipends), at a starting point depending on age and experience.

Application forms and further particulars relating to both posts can be obtained from the Senior Tutor, Downing College, Cambridge CB2 1DQ, to whom completed applications and a curriculum vitae should be returned by 10 December. Further information about the college is available on the college Web site at http://www.dow.cam.ac.uk. It is anticipated that interviews will take place early in January 2005.


NEWNHAM COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Research Fellowship in the Humanities or Social Sciences

Applications are invited from women graduates of any university for a stipendiary or non-stipendiary Research Fellowship in the Humanities or Social Sciences, tenable for three years from 1 October 2005. There is no age limit but the research fellowship is intended to support those at an early stage in their academic careers, and will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their Ph.D. (or equivalent) or are close to completion.

Application forms and full particulars may be obtained from the Principal, Newnham College, Cambridge CB3 9DF, or from the Newnham College Web site, http://www.newn.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 6 December. Selected candidates will be invited by the middle of January to submit, by 31 January 2005, three copies of a dissertation or other written work. The college expects to reach a decision in April 2005.


Research Fellowship in Science, Mathematics, or Engineering (stipendiary or non-stipendiary)

Applications are invited from women graduates of any university for a Research Fellowship, stipendiary or non-stipendiary, in Science, Mathematics, or Engineering tenable for three years from 1 October 2005. Application forms and full particulars may be obtained from the Principal, Newnham College, Cambridge CB3 9DF, or from the Newnham College Web site, http://www.newn.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 1 February 2005. Selected candidates will be invited in mid-February to submit, by 1 March 2005, three copies of a dissertation or other written work. The college expects to reach a decision in April 2005.


Phyllis and Eileen Gibbs Travelling Research Fellowship 2005--6

This Travelling Fellowship has been endowed with the object of assisting women graduates who have considerable experience of research (normally beyond the doctoral level) and who intend to undertake fieldwork projects outside the British Isles (and normally not within their own countries of residence) in biology, archaeology, social anthropology or sociology, with preference for archaeology or biology. The Travelling Fellowship is open to women who are or have been members of any college or approved foundation or approved society in, or university officers in, the University of Cambridge, but preference will be given to present or former members of Newnham College. The Travelling Fellowship will be available for all or part of the year 2005--6 and the fund will pay research, travel, and subsistence expenses normally up to £12,500 for the year; these conditions may be modified according to the nature of the project. Further information can be obtained from the college Web site, http://www.newn.cam.ac.uk, or from the Principal's Secretary, Newnham College, Cambridge CB3 9DF, and applications should be sent to her by 5 January 2005.


ROBINSON COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Fellowship and College Lectureship in Law

Robinson College invites applications for a Fellowship and College Lectureship in Law, with effect from 1 October 2005. The appointment, which is funded for a maximum of five years, is open to both men and women. The initial appointment will be for three years with a possibility of renewal for a further two years and is subject to the statutes and ordinances of the college. The college will particularly welcome applications from candidates offering subjects not taught by the existing Law Fellows (set out in the further particulars) and would prefer subjects from the Commercial and Private Law fields. Candidates must offer three subjects, at least one of which will be a `core' subject in the Law Tripos, details of which can be found at http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/courses.

The stipend of a college lecturer, which can be pensionable under USS, is currently at a point in the range £16,706--£28,280, depending on age and experience.

Further details and application forms can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Senior Tutor, Robinson College, Cambridge CB3 9AN (or by e-mail: ejl24@cam.ac.uk), to whom application forms should be sent no later than 12 November.

Robinson College is an equal opportunities employer.

Friday 22 October

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

CONFERENCE: `Psychologie, psychiatrie, psychanalyse et médecine: jalons pour une histoire (XIXe–XXe siècles)' (Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m.; continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–4 p.m.).

DR N. BRADMAN: `The applications of mitochondrial DNA research in the anthropology of identity' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

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

P. DESCOLA: `Forms of life' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. QURESHI: `Music, the state, and Islam in Pakistan: negotiating identities through the sonic arts' (public lecture series: `Ethnomusicological studies of Muslim societies'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

SIR ROBERT WADE-GREY, SIR STEPHEN WALL, and LORD WILLIAMSON: `Foreign affairs' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR STANLEY LUBMAN: `Foreigners and legal uncertainty' (lecture series: `Looking for law in China'), Schools, 5 p.m.

JOHN LLOYD: `The power and the story: media and politics in the twenty-first century' (Reuters Memorial Lecture), Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's, 5 p.m.

DR I. MARASHI: `Iraq's cyber-insurgency: the Internet, mass media, and the Iraqi Resistance' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.


Sunday 24 October

THE REVD CANON OSWALD SWARTZ preaches the Ramsden Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 25 October

DR S. ECKS: `Socialising substances: ethnopharmacology and beyond' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Ethnobotany, fertility, and sexuality'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

M. FEDUNKIW: `British women doctors in World War I: finding a way to serve in Serbia and the case of Dr Dorothy Maude' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. FAUNDEZ: `Why has the law and development movement failed to revive?' (seminar series: `Socio-legal approaches to law and development'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

THE RT. HON. WILLIAM HAGUE, MP: `The future of House of Lords reform' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

SIR RODRIC BRAITHWAITE: `The view across the river, 1988–92' (Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Seminar: `Twenty years of political change: the USSR and Russia, 1985–2004'), the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR K. POLITIS: `The political and economic realities of looting ancient sites' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Research Centre, Pitt Rivers Museum (64 Banbury Road), 5 p.m.


Tuesday 26 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Salaries, increments, and other payments', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

M. LEONARD: `Europe as transformative power' (seminar series: `Europe: what kind of power?'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN SUTTON: `A view from the B-school' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: `Competing in capabilities — globalisation and industrial development'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR K. BROWN: `Circuits, symbols, and solidarity' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `The structure of loyalty in revolutionary Macedonia'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR F. ROSS: `Party competition and the Welfare State reform agenda in the US and Britain' (seminar series: `Power in American politics'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. WELLER: `Whose justice from which perspective? Sex, blasphemy, religion and law: the The Satanic Verses controversy in retrospect' (public lecture series: `Measure for measure: the idea of justice in literature, religion, and law'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

G. SMITH and DR C. RITCHIE: `Education research and policy for children at risk of social exclusion (aged 0–13)' (seminar series: `Promoting the well-being of children at risk of social exclusion'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

N. MALCOLM: `Seventeenth-century theories of sovereignty and international relations' (Political Theory and International Relations Seminar), Department of Politics, 5 p.m.

A. MARR: `Mathematics and material culture in late Renaissance Italy' (Early Modern Europe Seminar), Modern History Research Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. BAILY: `Rebuilding Afghanistan's music culture: some ethical and musicological issues' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.


Wednesday 27 October

ORGAN RECITAL (Robert Patterson), Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA: double bass masterclass with Tom Martin (open to members of the University only), Denis Arnold Hall, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN SUTTON: `Uncertain futures: learning to survive' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: `Competing in capabilities — globalisation and industrial development'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PATRICK MARBER (Cameron Mackintosh Visiting Professor of Contemporary Theatre): `Work in progress' (Cameron Mackintosh Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DR K. BROWN: `The architecture of loyalty' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `The structure of loyalty in revolutionary Macedonia'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR T. MANN: `Asylum seekers at Woomera and the Australian response' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. HIEBERT: `The Septuagint as a reflection of its Hellenistic Jewish context' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.


Thursday 28 October

J. BURDA: `Women NGOs' role in improving the impact of international trade liberalisation on women's lives' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The search for common ground: the role of women in conflict resolution'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

TOD LINDBERG, KALYPSO NICOLAÏDIS, and TIMOTHY GARTON ASH : `When Mars met Venus: the crisis in transatlantic relations and the US elections' (discussion), Lecture Theatre, Nissan Institute, St Antony's, 2.15 p.m.

DR M. LEDEEN: `America's mission in the Middle East' (Isaiah Berlin Public Lecture in Middle East Dialogue), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN SUTTON: `A divided world: can latecomers become leaders?' (Clarendon Lectures in Economics: `Competing in capabilities — globalisation and industrial development'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

ENGO. LUÍS DOS SANTOS FERRO: `Lisbon and Eça de Queirós' (lecture, in English, to mark the reopening of the Instituto Camoes Centre for Portuguese Language), Okinaga Room, Wadham, 5 p.m.

R. DARNTON: `Mlle Bonafon and the private life of Louis XV: what the butler saw and what the public read in eighteenth-century France' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. ECK: `Augustus' Germany: a new province is born' (Ronald Syme Lecture), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR VIVIAN NUTTON: `To dissect or not to dissect? Some ancient responses to a modern dilemma' (McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.


Friday 29 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection—refresher course', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

BETTS FOUNDATION Organ Masterclass with Nicolas Kynaston, the chapel, Pembroke, 10 a.m.–12 noon and 2–4 p.m. (open to the public).

DR D. NEYLAND: `Identity and CCTV' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

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

M. HOUSEMAN: `Ritual, play, spectacle and ordinary interaction as modes of participation: a conceptual toolbox' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. STOKES: `Ethnomusicology and Islam: some historical and theoretical perspectives' (public lecture series: `Ethnomusicological studies of Muslim societies'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS: `Convictions, loyalties, and the secular state' (Chatham Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR ALI ALLAWI (formerly Minister of Trade and Minister of Defence, Interim Government of Iraq, 2003–4): `Iraq—a sovereign state?' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

S. TALMON, V. LOWE, and D. HANNAN: `Legal personality and treaties' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DAVID YELLAND speaks in seminar series `Media and Politics', Nuffield, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL HOLROYD and JENNY UGLOW discuss their work, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (Friends of the Bodleian Literary Evening—for details e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).


Saturday 30 October

STUDY-DAY: `Art and the festival: Durkheimian perspectives' (with J.-L. Fabiani and J. de Lannoy), Maison Française, 10.30 a.m.–4 p.m.


Sunday 31 October

THE RT REVD DR N.T. WRIGHT preaches, Merton, 10 a.m.