COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
Changes in Regulations
Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 7 May 2004.
Value for Money Committee
In Council Regulations 15 of 2002 (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002), delete regulation 3.116 and substitute: `3.116 The committee shall be responsible for:
(1) developing policies to support the pursuit of Value for Money (VFM) throughout the University, whether achieved through greater economy (minimising the cost of an activity), greater efficiency (the relationship between the output of goods and services and the resources used to produce them) or greater effectiveness (the extent to which objectives are met);
(2) seeking to integrate the pursuit of VFM within planning and decision making processes and to raise awareness that responsibility for VFM rests with all staff, and not just those with financial duties;
(3) monitoring the implementation of measures to achieve VFM and keeping an overview of detailed work by officers on VFM initiatives;
(4) undertaking or commissioning VFM studies into areas of activity identified as worthy of review;
(5) making recommendations for the dissemination of good practice, where appropriate; and
(6) liaising with the Audit Committee, the remit of which includes advising Council on whether satisfactory arrangements are in place to promote VFM within the University.' [These changes in regulation, made on the recommendation of Council's General Purposes Committee with the agreement of the Audit Committee, elaborate the responsibilities of the Value for Money Committee and how its aims are to be realised, in reflection of the importance which the University attaches to the effective use of resources.]
COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY
Register of Congregation
Mr Vice-Chancellor reports that the following names have been added to the Register of Congregation: Adams, M.M., Christ Church
Bailey, D.T.J., Corpus Christi
Bird, R.E., Magdalen
Boden, R.J., MA, Keble
Chaisty, P.E., Pembroke
Copley, R.R., St Catherine's
Dechow, N, Keble
Earle, B.N., St John's
Feller, S.-M., Faculty of Clinical Medicine
Ferguson, D.E.J., New College
Geddes, J.R., Faculty of Clinical Medicine
George, B.D., Faculty of Clinical Medicine
Gibbs, G.P., Institute for the Advancement of University Learning
Gibson, B.V., University Club
Harley, C.K., St Antony's
Lang, B., St Hugh's
Lei, M., D.Phil., St Catherine's
Maynard, N.D., BA, Exeter
McNab, I.S.H., Faculty of Clinical Medicine
Mulholland, M.E., St Catherine's
O'Neill, M.A., Faculty of Law
Quested, D.J., Faculty of Clinical Medicine
Ragge, N.K., BM, B.Ch., New College
Schuster, L.K., Faculty of Anthropology and Geography
Stavrakopoulou, F., M.St., D.Phil., Pembroke
Steczowicz, A.H., Magdalen
Stewart, A., Faculty of Clinical Medicine
Tahiri-Alaoui, A., Faculty of Physiological Sciences
Wade-Martins, R., D.Phil., Linacre
Warner, O.J., Faculty of Clinical Medicine
Wietholtz, A., St John's
DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS
For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 7 May 2004, see Supplement (3) to Gazette No. 4692.
[Note. An asterisk denotes a reference to a previously published or recurrent entry.]
- *CONGREGATION 13 May 2004
- *Election (Public Orator)
- CONGREGATION 27 May 2004
- *CONVOCATION 15 May 2004
- *Election of Professor of Poetry
- Details of nominations received
- * List of forthcoming Degree Days
- * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies
Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council
Notice of proposed consent to the amendments to the Statutes of St John's College
The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, acting under authority delegated to it by Council, is minded to give consent on behalf of the University to the amendment to Statute IV of St John's College approved by the Governing Body on 18 February 2004, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. The consent of the Committee to the amendment to the Statutes will be effective 11 days after publication of this notice unless written notice of a resolution, signed by at least twenty members of Congregation, calling upon Council to withhold that consent, has been given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 3 May. The effect of the amendment is to provide for an increase in the retiring age specified for the Principal Bursar.
Proposals for Honorary Degrees to be conferred at the Encaenia in 2005, and for Degrees by Diploma
Members of Congregation are encouraged to suggest to Council's Advisory Committee for Degrees by Diploma and Encaenia Honorary Degrees, chaired by the Warden of Keble, the names of people on whom such degrees might be conferred. Degrees by diploma are conferred on heads of state and royalty, and Encaenia honorary degrees are conferred at the University's annual ceremonial event on those who have made a significant and distinguished contribution to their field, such as the sciences, the humanities, literature, the performing/visual arts, and/or to public life in general. There is no restriction on field of activity or nationality, though at any one Encaenia honorands are drawn from a balanced range of fields. The names of nominees should be sent, with a short biography, and reasons why the nominee should be considered for conferral of an honorary degree, to Dr E. Baigent, University Offices, Wellington Square (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), by Friday, 21 May, under `strictly confidential' cover. While informal soundings within the University will often be desirable, every effort should be made to ensure that publicity is not at any stage given to any specific proposal for the conferral of an honorary degree. All nominations will be considered in confidence by the Advisory Committee, which submits its report to Council at the beginning of Michaelmas Term. After preliminary discussion, Council will refer the report to the Honorary Degrees Committee which will arrive at a list of honorands to put to Congregation. The names of those on whom degrees by diploma and honorary degrees have been conferred in recent years may be found in the University Calendar, 2003-- 4, pp. 455--61. This year's honorands are: Sir Martin Wood
Professor J. Stiglitz
Dame Marilyn Strathern
Professor S. Cory
Sir Alec Jeffries
Professor A.H. Zewail
Review of Medieval and Modern European Languages and Literatures
On behalf of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) will chair a committee to review the Faculty of Medieval and Modern European Languages and Literatures. The committee's terms of reference are:
(a) To review the educational policy and quality of learning and teaching in the Faculty of Medieval and Modern European Languages and Literatures by reference to international standards of excellence, taking into account, in the context of the University's mission statement and corporate plan, all factors relevant to the faculty's practice and achievement in respect of: access and admissions; curriculum design and course structure; teaching, learning, and assessment and, in particular, the relationship between teaching and research; academic and pastoral support and guidance; the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources); specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies (including research degrees and research training) and part-time study; and relationships with colleges.
(b) To report and make recommendations to the Educational Policy and Standards Committee (EPSC) and the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC) for consideration in consultation with the Divisional Board. The report, or relevant sections of it, will be sent to the Academic Committee of the Conference of Colleges for information and comment to EPSC/PRAC. The membership of the Review Committee is: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic)—(Dr W.D. Macmillan) (Chairman) Professor Peter Bayley, University of Cambridge Professor Catherine Davies, University of Nottingham Professor Brian Richardson, University of Leeds Professor Rodney Sampson, University of Bristol Professor Hans-Jochen Schiewer, University of Freiburg An internal member nominated by the Faculty of Medieval and Modern European Languages and Literatures The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the joint secretary to the review committee, Mr R.O. Hughes, University Offices, Wellington Square, by Friday, 21 May.
Approval to hold outside appointments
Guidelines on the holding of outside appointments
These guidelines outline new procedures for obtaining approval to hold outside appointments. No changes have been made to the University's policy, nor to the individuals and types of appointment covered by the policy. All university employees, with the exception of CUF lecturers, are required to obtain approval for the holding of any outside appointment. The following do not count as outside appointments for this purpose (see Council Regulations 24 of 2002, Sect. I, § 5.A, cll. 10--11):
* the holding of the office of Proctor or Assessor;
* the holding of the office of examiner in any examination which is part of a degree course at any university;
* the holding of a commemorative lecturership or similar post in any university with the duty to give not more than eight lectures in any year of office;
* activities or responsibilities normally associated with, or arising from, scholarly work which do not involve a formal and continuing contract. The University permits its employees to hold outside appointments without deduction of stipend subject to the following conditions:
* the total commitment to such outside appointments must not exceed thirty days per year  ;
* any contractual terms proposed to cover the outside appointment must be scrutinised by Research Services on behalf of the University, and must not be amended without the prior written approval of Research Services;
* the employee's head of department  must approve the application. Outside appointments can take a number of different forms, such as consultancy, private professional practice, expert witness and non-executive directorships. (Approval will not be given for the holding of executive directorships.)
These are activities carried out outside the University and are contracted for from the individual's personal address. University letterhead, facilities, and premises should not be used without the University's express permission. Certain types of activity involving consultancy/services to industry may be carried out within the University and may be included, where appropriate, within projects funded by externally-funded research grants and contacts. These are described below.
Procedures for applying for approval to hold outside appointments
(a) Applicants must complete an application form (form OA1, available on the University's Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/outappts.shtml, or in hard copy from departmental administrators/faculty board secretaries).
(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) Where it is appropriate for the outside appointment to be covered by a contract or letter of agreement, and particularly when the external organisation requires a written agreement to cover a consultancy, applicants must arrange for the terms governing the outside appointment to be scrutinised by Research Services in advance of signature. (All applicants are, in fact, advised to stipulate in writing the terms which will govern their outside activities for an external organisation, not least to limit their personal liability.) The University's legal advisers have drafted a standard personal consultancy document which serves 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.htm.
(d) Research Services scrutinise the terms of an agreement in order to consider their compatibility with the University's interests as employer. The office 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 the Business Innovation and Consulting Group (see paragraph 8 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 appointment 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 appointment in the context of the applicant's university duties. Heads of department who themselves wish to hold outside appointments must submit their application forms to their head of division for approval. Heads of Division should submit applications to the Vice-Chancellor.
(g) If the above procedures are followed and the relevant approvals obtained, applicants will be granted insurance cover for the outside appointment in question under the University's professional indemnity insurance policy, subject to the limitations of that policy. Details may be obtained from the Insurance Officer, Mr G.C. Waite (telephone: (2)80307).
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.
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, this will require an authorised signature on behalf of the University. In such cases, 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 University in respect of the service, it is not expected that a further personal consultancy agreement with the academic concerned will be necessary.
The University does not generally seek details of remuneration which applicants are to receive under arrangements for outside appointments, 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 appointment. Applicants wishing exceptionally to make a case to spend a total of more than thirty days in any one year on outside appointments will be required to provide details of remuneration.
Use of computing facilities
University IT and network facilities, including software, are provided for use for educational purposes only, in accordance with the `University Rules for Computer Use', which may be found on the University Web site at http://www.ox.ac.uk/it/rules/rules.html
Monitoring and reporting
(a) Heads of department are responsible, through their departmental administration, for keeping records of the number of days spent on outside appointments by all staff (regardless of staff group) in their departments.
(b) Heads of department will report their approvals of outside appointments, and the basic details of the outside appointments, 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 coordinating information relating to all approvals for outside appointments submitted by departments within their remit, and for making an annual return to the Personnel Committee by the end of September each year.
Business Innovation and Consulting Group
The Business Innovation and Consulting Group (BIC) is part of Isis Innovation Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of the University of Oxford. BIC was formed in April 2002, following the merger between Oxford University Consulting Limited and Isis Innovation Limited. BIC can help academic staff and departments market their expertise and services to outside bodies. It can also negotiate commercial terms and payment on behalf of individuals and manage the administration associated with consultancy. BIC 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 can be obtained from the BIC Web site at http://www.isis-innovation.com/consulting. To contact a member of the Business Innovation and Consulting team, telephone (2)80829 or e-mail email@example.com. Members of the University choosing to use the services of BIC must still follow the internal procedures for University approval of their outside appointments as outlined in these guidelines; BIC will, however, assist the process on behalf of the individuals concerned.
 Approval for cases where the proposed commitment exceeds thirty days may still be sought; in such cases the department will refer the request to the divisional board and if it is approved a deduction in university stipend will be made. Partial or full secondment may be more appropriate for particularly time-consuming outside appointments.
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Intensive weekend language courses in Trinity Term
The Language Centre will be running four weekend language courses in Trinity Term. Each course will consist of eight hours' tuition and last from 9 a.m. to 1.30 p.m., with a half-hour break on both Saturday and Sunday. The emphasis will be on speaking and listening. The courses are as follows: 22–3 May: Italian (Beginners and Lower Intermediate) 22–3 May: German (Beginners and Intermediate) 5–6 June: French (Beginners, Lower Intermediate, and Upper Intermediate) 5–6 June: Spanish (Beginners and Lower Intermediate) The fee will be £35 for student members of the University and other full-time students, £45 for members of Congregation and members of staff, and £55 to non-members. Further details and booking information for these courses and all other Language Centre courses and activities may be obtained from the Information Officer, Angela Pinkney, at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web pages: www.lang.ox.ac.uk). The Language Centre is open 9.30 a.m–6.30 p.m., Monday–Friday, during noughth week, and 9.30 a.m.-8 p.m. (6.30 p.m. on Friday) in full term; also open 10 a.m.- -1 p.m. on Saturday in full term.
Organ recitals will be given at 5.25 p.m. on Saturdays in the chapel, Magdalen College. Admission is free.
8 May: DANIEL COLLINS, Academical Clerk, Magdalen College 15 May: PHILIP SCRIVEN, organist, Lichfield Cathedral 22 May: STEPHEN FARR, organist, Guildford Cathedral 29 May: MALCOLM PEARCE, Director of Music, Magdalen College School 5 June: MARK SWINTON, organist, Clifton College, Bristol
12 June: PASCAL REBER, organist, Strasbourg Cathedral 19 June: RICHARD PINEL, Organ Scholar, Magdalen College
THE ESTONIAN TRIO will perform music by Pärt, Bach, Erkki-Sven Tüür, Meder, Eespere, and Mägi, at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 26 May, in the chapel, Mansfield College. Admission is free. The members of the Estonian Trio are Arvo Leibur (violin), Terje Terasmaa (vibraphone), and Heiki Mätlik (classical and electric guitar).
St John's College and Colin Carr
ANTHONY MARWOOD (violin), CAROLINE WOLFF (violin), TOBY APPEL (viola), and COLIN CARR (cello) will perform Mozart's Divertimento for string trio, K.563, and Beethoven's Quartet in A minor, op. 132, at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the Auditorium, St John's College. Admission is free and can be reserved by obtaining a programme from the porters' lodge, St John's. Each programme will be valid as an admission ticket until 8.20 p.m. Any remaining vacant seats will be filled from the door during the last ten minutes before the concert starts. The concert is supported by the Kendrew Bequest.
APPOINTMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS
FACULTY OF PHILOSOPHY AND CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE
Isaiah Berlin Visiting Professorship in the History of Ideas
PROFESSOR DANIEL GARBER, Princeton University, has been appointed to the Isaiah Berlin Visiting Professorship in the History of Ideas, and to a Visiting Fellowship at Corpus Christi College, for Michaelmas Term 2004. Professor Garber will deliver six lectures in Michaelmas Term 2004, the details of which will be announced in due course.
DIEBOLD PROFESSORSHIP OF COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY
ANDREAS WILLI, D.PHIL (LIC.PHIL. Basel, LIC.PHIL. Fribourg), Oberassistent, University of Basel, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 January 2005. Dr Willi will be a fellow of Worcester College.
PROFESSORSHIP OF GEOGRAPHY
DAVID STEPHEN GARFIELD THOMAS, MA, D.PHIL., Professor, Department of Geography, University of Sheffield, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 September 2004. Professor Thomas will be a fellow of Hertford College.
PROFESSORHIP OF SOCIETY AND THE INTERNET
HELEN MARGETTS (B.SC. Bristol, M.SC., PH.D. London), Professor in Political Science and Director, School of Public Policy, University College London, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2004.
Professor Margetts will be a fellow of Mansfield College.
DEPARTMENT OF CLINICAL NEUROLOGY
On the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, Council has assigned the Department of Clinical Neurology to P.M. MATTHEWS, MA. D.PHIL. (MD Stanford), Fellow of St Edmund Hall and Professor of Neurology, for a period of five years from 1 July 2004.
MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD
The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the Headship of the Department of Engineering Science upon PROFESSOR R.C. DARTON. F.R.ENG., Fellow of Keble College and Reader in Chemical Engineering, for a period of five years from 1 July 2004.
The composition of the electoral board to the post below, proceedings to fill which are currently in progress, is as follows.
Nuffield Professorship of Comparative Politics
The Provost of Worcester Mr Vice-Chancellor 
The Warden of Nuffield ex officio
Professor E. Meehan Council
Professor D. King Council
Professor V. Shue Social Sciences Board
Professor G. Evans Department of Politics and International
Professor W.L. Miller Department of Politics and International
Professor C. Hood Department of Politics and International
Dr M. Philp Department of Politics and International
Dr A. Stone Sweet Nuffield College
 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).
Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity
THE REVD PROFESSOR G. PATTISON will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `Thinking about God in an age of technology.'
Rhodes Professor of American History
PROFESSOR R. CARWARDINE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `Abraham Lincoln, God, and the American Civil War.'
Regius Professor of Greek
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER PELLING will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.
Subject: `Greek lives.'
WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE
The tempation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables
MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature 2003–4, will lecture on the following days in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. Unless otherwise indicated, the lectures will begin at 5 p.m.
Wed. 28 Apr.: `The divine stenographer
Thur. 6 May, 5.30 p.m.: `The dark vein of destiny
Wed. 12 May: `Touchy monsters
Wed. 19 May: `The great theatre of the world
Wed. 26 May: `Rich, poor, leisured, idle, and marginal
Wed. 2 June: `Civilised barbarians
Fri. 4 June: `From heaven above
Wed. 9 June: `The temptation of the impossible.'
CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2004
THE HON. GARETH EVANS, President, the International Crisis Group, and formerly Foreign Minister of Australia, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `When is it right to fight? Rethinking the jurisprudence of military force.'
GRINFIELD LECTURES ON THE SEPTUAGINT
Critics and controversies: early modern debates about the meaning of the Septuagint
PROFESSOR SCOTT MANDELBROTE, Cambridge, will deliver the Grinfield Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Examination Schools.
6 May: `The Letter of Aristeas and its meaning for early modern scholarship
13 May: `Scripture and the mathematicians: chronology and proof of the authority of the Septuagint
20 May: `Vindicated by Christ and the Apostles: the Septuagint and the New Testament in early modern study.'
WILDE LECTURES IN NATURAL AND COMPARATIVE RELIGION
From pure will to unbounded love
PROFESSOR P. FORREST, University of New England, New South Wales, Australia, will deliver the Wilde Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.
Tue. 27 Apr.: `Developmental realism—an overview
Wed. 28 Apr.: `The classical versus the "neo-classical" conception of God
Thur. 29 Apr.: `The divine motives
Tue. 4 May: `The existence of the primordial God
Wed. 5 May: `God changes
Wed. 12 May: `Developmental theism and another look at the problem of evil
Tue. 18 May: `De Trinitate
Wed. 19 May: `The kenotic account of the Incarnation
PROFESSOR JOHN BELL will deliver the inaugural Annual Osler Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Subject: `Will genomics change Oslerian medicine?'
PROFESSOR ANTHONY LEGGETT, Distinguished Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Nobel Laureate 2003, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 30 April, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.
Subject: `Does the everyday world really obey quantum mechanics?'
LYELL LECTURES IN BIBLIOGRAPHY
Suppleatur per ymaginacionem: exceptional images in later medieval English manuscripts
DR K. SCOTT, Massachusetts at Amherst, will deliver the Lyell Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.
Tue. 4 May: `A model book for Nicholas de Lyra's Postilla litteralis
Thur. 6 May: `The enigma of All Souls MS 10
Tue. 11 May: `The unique pictorial "Afterpiece" to The Abbey of the Holy Ghost in BL Stowe 39
Thur. 13 May: `The genealogical genre: BL Royal I.B.x
Tue. 18 May: `A Gothish episode in the Renaissance: BL Additional 21974.'
CLARENDON LECTURES IN ENGLISH
On the poetry of W.B. Yeats
PROFESSOR HELEN VENDLER, Porter University Professor, Harvard, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in English at 5 p.m. on 12, 14, 17, and 19 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.
O'DONNELL LECTURES IN CELTIC STUDIES
Books from Ireland, fifth to ninth century
PROFESSOR R. SHARPE will deliver the O'Donnell Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, and Friday, 21 May, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.
PROFESSOR I. PAPERNO, Berkeley, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 11 May, in the Taylor Institution.
Subject: `Why did we all love Stalin? Memoirs and diaries of the Soviet experience.'
RADHAKRISHNAN MEMORIAL LECTURES
Nationalism and secularism in modern India
PROFESSOR AIJAZ AHMAD will deliver the Radhakrishnan Memorial Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.
Fri. 7 May: `Antinomies of nationalism—an overiew
Fri. 14 May: `Secularism, anti-secularism, and the question of religion in Indian politics
Wed. 19 May: `The liberal tradition, the left, and the offensives of the far right.'
EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE AND MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
The Bologna Process—Principles, Policy, and Strategy
PROFESSOR GARETH JONES, Imperial College, London, will lead a seminar and discussion group at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 May, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Department of Physics, on the Bologna Process. The Bologna Process, promulgated in 1999, is an initiative of EU Education Ministers to establish a `European Area of Higher Education'. One of the aims is to harmonise degree programmes and qualifications, which would help academic mobility. The UK Government is a signatory to the Process, and the way in which the ideas it entails are adopted could have far-reaching consequences for many UK and Oxford degree programmes. For further information see http://www.bologna-berlin2003.de.
Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama
PROFESSOR A. KUHARSKI, Swarthmore College, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. For further information telephone (2)88210 or e-mail: email@example.com.
Subject: `Efficacious acts: Greek tragedy in Polish theatre.'
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
D.F. McKenzie Lecture and Seminar
DR G. SHAW, Director, Asia Pacific and Africa Collections, the British Library, will deliver the D.F. McKenzie Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in Lecture Theatre 2, the St Cross Building.
Subject: `In or out? South Asia and a global history of the book
Dr Shaw will give the McKenzie Seminar at 12 noon on Thursday, 29 April, in the History of the Book Room, the St Cross Building.
Subject: `Beware of archives!: reconstructing South Asian book history from the India Office records.'
Early Modern Literature Graduate Seminar
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the History of the Book Room, the St Cross Building.
Convener: Professor D. Norbrook.
DR M. BELL, Birmingham
27 Apr.: `Women and the book trade
DR R. LEMON, Southern California
11 May: ` "Stay where our laws do": discretionary power in Ben Jonson's Catiline
DR C. FITTER, Rutgers
25 May:`Elizabethan Shakespeare as political radical: Henry VI, Richard II, and Hamlet
DR M. O'CALLAGHAN, Oxford Brookes
8 June: `Print, sociability, and Coryats Crudities (1611).'
SEAMUS HEANEY and PAUL MULDOON will give a poetry-reading at 7.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 May, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets, costing £1, will be on sale from the Sheldonian, 10.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m., on the day of the reading.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, MUSIC, AND HISTORY OF ART
The Bible in art, music, and literature
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Danson Room, Trinity College.
Conveners: Professor C. Rowland and Dr C. Joynes.
DR M. ELLIOTT, St Andrews
3 May: `Life after final form? The haunting afterlives of canonical texts
DR J. ROBERTS
17 May: `Wordsworth: the apocalypse of language
DR D. ROOKE, King's College, London
31 May: `Solomon and his women: a Handelian triptych
PROFESSOR S. PRICKETT, Baylor
14 June: `Redrawing the boundaries of experience: biblical illustration from Rembrandt to Tiepolo.'
HISTORY OF ART
Turner and Napoleon
The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.
29 Apr.: `Turner and France
6 May: `An Englishman's reaction to the Napoleonic Wars: J.M.W. Turner
13 May: `The artist and the Emperor: Turner puts Napoleon into his new perspectives—Part I
20 May: `The artist and the Emperor: Turner puts Napoleon into his new perspectives—Part II
J. PIGGOTT, Dulwich College
27 May: `War and peace: Turner, Walter Scott. Thomas Campbell, and Napoleon
W. VAUGHAN, Birkbeck College, London
3 June: `After Napoleon: Turner's Continental tours
PROFESSOR M. KEMP
10 June: `Turner's vortices: optical and physical
17 June: `What did Napoleon really do for Turner?'
LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES
Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics
The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.
Convener: Professor L. Johnson.
PROFESSOR H.P. BAYLEY
30 Apr.: `How do molecules get into and out of nanoscopic pores?' (Postponed from Hilary Term) PROFESSOR P.A. BULLOUGH, Sheffield
7 May: `Membrane protein complexes: probing structure, function, and assembly by electron microscopy
(Postponed from Hilary Term) DR M. SUNDSTROM
14 May: `The Structural Genomics Consortium
DR A. SIVAPRASADARAO, Leeds
21 May: `Molecular basis of voltage sensing in a voltage-dependent potassium channel
PROFESSOR M. CAFFREY, Limerick
28 May: `Crystallising membrane proteins
DR C. DOERIG, Anderson College, Glasgow
18 June: `Of plasmodium cell proliferation, protein kinases, and the search for novel antimalarials
(Postponed from Hilary Term)
MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Unravelling averages in complex molecular systems
PROFESSOR GRAHAM FLEMING, University of California at Berkeley, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on the following days in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.
Convener: Professor J. Klein.
Tue. 27 Apr.: `Time, colours, and distance: watching molecules react and become solvated
Thur. 29 Apr.: `The photon echo: remembering how to forget the averages
Tue. 4 May: `The primary step of photosynthesis: averaging over just about everything
Thur. 6 May: `Design principles and regulation of light harvesting: making use of unaveraged information
Thur. 13 May: `Multidimensional spectroscopy I: probing deeper into the averages
Tue. 18 May: `Multidimensional spectroscopy II: all there is to know? Full 2D spectra.'
Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics
The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics.
Convener: Professor Kay Davies.
PROFESSOR J. RUSSELL, Edinburgh
30 Apr.: `Neurosteroids, opioids, and neuroendocrine stress responses in pregnancy
DR D. SHEPHERD
7 May: `Modelling neurodegenerative diseases in Drosophila: cellular and molecular mechanisms of tau induced neurodegeneration
PROFESSOR C. SLATER, Newcastle
14 May: `Functional and molecular organisation of the postsynaptic membrane at the neuromuscular junction
DR G. SCHIAVO, London Research Institute
21 May: `Retrograde transport and virulence factor trafficking in motor neurons
PROFESSOR TOM KIRKWOOD, Newcastle
28 May: `The genetics of ageing and longevity
DR S. BUSTIN, St Bartholomew's and London School of Medicine and Dentistry
4 June: `Pitfalls in the analysis of steady-states mRNA using real-time PCR
PROFESSOR C. ROBINSON, Warwick
11 June: `Novel mechanisms for targeting of proteins in bacteria and chloroplasts
DR F. FALCIANI, Birmingham
18 June: `Expression signatures in the analysis of cell cross-talk.'
University Laboratory of Physiology
The following departmental seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology. PROFESSOR M. HAUSSER, University College, London
26 Apr.: `Sensory coding by single neurons at the input layer of the cerebellar cortex
PROFESSOR E.K. WEIR, Minnesota
10 May: `Mechanisms of hypoxic pulmonary vasoconstriction
PROFESSOR S. DIMMELER, Frankfurt
17 May: `Progenitor cells for cardiac regeneration, molecular mechanism, and clinical applicability
PROFESSOR A. ASHCROFT
24 May: `KATP channels and insulin secretion in health and disease
PROFESSOR K. CLARKE
7 June: `Heart failure: a failure of energetics
PROFESSOR J.-P. CHANGEUX, Institut Pasteur, Paris
14 June: `A model of neuronal "conscious workspace examined with cognitive tasks and knock-out mice.'
Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre
Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.
PROFESSOR A. WILKIE
23 Apr.: `Genetic causes of skull and limb malformations
DR R. GILL
14 May: To be announced.
GEORGINA FERRY, science writer and editor of Oxford Today
21 May: `From lab to living-room: making sense of science
PROFESSOR S. GORDON
11 June: `Macrophage heterogeneity and tissue homeostasis
PROFESSOR A. HOLLANDER, Bristol
18 June: To be announced. (Postponed from 27 February)
PROFESSOR C. BOSHOFF
25 June: `Incorporating pharmacogenetics and genomics into clinical cancer care
DR S. OPPENHEIMER
2 July: To be announced. DR M. SUNDSTROM, Chief Scientist, Structural Genomics Consortium
3 Sept.: `From structure to function: the Structural Genomics Consortium
PROFESSOR T. CHAMBERS, St George's Hospital Medical School, London
24 Sept: To be announced. MR M. SNEAD, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
15 Oct.: `Genetics and clinical features of Stickler's syndrome
DR P. BOWNESS
5 Nov.: `Why does HLA-B27 predispose to inflammatory arthritis?'
PROFESSOR L. CARDON
12 Nov.: To be announced. DR J. URBAN
19 Nov.: To be announced. PROFESSOR D. KERR
3 Dec., 2 p.m.: To be announced.
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology: Research Seminars
The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centr.
PROFESSOR P. PARHAM, Stanford
22 Apr.: `Killer-cell immunoglobulin diversity: extent and implications for human immunity
PROFESSOR H. WALDMANN
6 May: `Transplants without drugs?' PROFESSOR A. KUPFER, Johns Hopkins
27 May: `Visualising T cell activation in SMACs
PROFESSOR P. RATCLIFFE
3 June: `HIF hydroxylases and cellular oxygen sensing
PROFESSOR R. TIJAN, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Berkeley
17 June: `Deconstructing and reconstituting the Metazoan Transcriptional Apparatus.' (Norman Heatley Lecture)
Sir William Dunn School: Seminar
PROFESSOR Z. WERB, California, will give a seminar at 1 p.m. on Friday, 23 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.
Convener: Professor S. Gordon.
Subject: `The dynamic tumour microenvironment.'
MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES
Research Seminar in Spanish and South American Studies
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.
Conveners: Professor Edwin Williamson and Dr Jacqueline Rattray.
DR C. THOMPSON
27 Apr.: `Literary theory in the Golden Age: the case of El Pinciano
J. GILBERT, Cambridge
4 May: `Muslims and Christians in Spanish frontier ballads
DR HELENA DE CARLOS, Santiago de Compostela
18 May: `Tradición clásica y mundo medieval en la Crónica Troiana (1350)
DR N. ARRUTI, Aberdeen
25 May: `Violence and balancing acts: Medem's La Pelota vasca, la piel contra la piedra
DR J. NEIRA, Centro Cultural de la Generación del 27, Málaga
1 June: `Consideraciones sobre la poesía española de vanguardia y el caso Hinojosa
DR D. MORAN
8 June: ` "Diez años de tarea solitaria." Pablo Neruda and the Veinte Poemas
CARLOS ALBERTO GONZÁLEZ SÁNCHEZ, Seville
15 June: `Imágenes entre dos mundos: escribir y leer een los dominios hispánicos de los siglos XVI y XVII.'
PROFESSOR SERGE GRUZINSKI, EHESS, Paris, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the Modern History Faculty Building.
Subject: `The four quarters of the world: reflections on globalisation in the age of the Habsburgs, 1580–1640.'
The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Modern History Research Unit, the Radcliffe Infirmary.
28 Apr.: `Shtadlanut and the ritual murder accusations in eighteenth-century Poland
DR J. GLOMSKI, King's College, London
5 May: `Selling humanism at Cracow: commendatory verses for the works of Rudolf Agricola Junior, Valentin Eck, and Leonard Cox
12 May: `Dynasty and liturgy: the artistic patronage of Cardinal Fryderyk Jagiellon, Prince of Poland, 1488–1503
DR R. BUTTERWICK, Queen's, Belfast
19 May: `The rebellion that never was: Poland, the Ukraine, and Russia in 1789
26 May: `Republicanism in the eighteenth- century University of Cracow
2 June: `Joachim Lelewel's views on the historical role of the szlachta
9 June: `Sauce for the gander: applying a feminist theory to male witches in Poland
DR R. FROST, King's College, London
16 June: `Cum plena facultate absentium representantibus? Representation and participation in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth 1569–1795.'
Commonwealth History Workshop: Empire and Migration
The workshop will be held on Friday, 14 May, 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m., in the Modern History Faculty Building. A discussion of the morning papers will be held at 12.05 p.m., and of the afternoon papers at 3.15 p.m.
Conveners: Professor J.M. Brown, Dr J. Darwin, and Dr J.-G. Deutsch.
PROFESSOR B. PORTER, Newcastle
9.30 a.m.: `Immigration in the high imperial age
PROFESSOR P. HARRIES, Basel
10.15 a.m.: `A long history of migration: Mozambique and South Africa, c.1800–2000
DR F. PIEKE
11.20 a.m.: `Why demonising snakeheads doesn't help: on hapless cockle-pickers, evil gangmasters, and responsible government
DR S. CONSTANTINE, Lancaster
1.45 p.m.: `Migrants and identities: British settlers and others in the Empire–Commonwealth c.1850–c.2000
PROFESSOR C. PEACH
2.30 p.m.: `South Asian migration to the UK: the empire strikes back
Graduate Student's Colloquia
The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty.
Conveners: Barbara Eichner and Ben Winters.
J. BROWN, Royal Holloway, London
27 Apr.: `Bartók and the grotesque body
4 May: `Reliving the creative process: self- analysis and compositional principles in Cross Currents
11 May: `What is isorhythm?' N. O'REGAN, Edinburgh
18 May: `Palestrina and papal politics: the secular motet Laetus hyperboream
25 May: `A diseased hearing?: morality, physiology, and "Herr Wagner's nostrums"
E.E. LEACH, Royal Holloway, London
1 June: `Can dogs sing? Music, hunting, and princely advice-literature in fourteenth-century France
8 June: `Voices from beyond: trimming Verdi's Don Carlos in German-language theatres
M.A. STUART, Berkeley
15 June: `Rossini, Salvatore Viganó, and the decline of the picturesque.'
Programme on Contemporary Turkey
DR BILL PARK, King's College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 April, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.
Subject: `Turkey, the Kurds of Iraq, and the US; three sides of a triangular relationship.'
Seminar in the Philosophy of Mathematics
Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room, the Philosophy Centre. Details of the first two meetings are given below.
Convener: Dr D.R. Isaacson.
DR J. WESTERHOFF
29 Apr.: `The knowledge of mathematical structures
DR J. KETLAND, Cambridge
6 May, Ryle Room: `The unfeasibility of nominalism.'
The UN Security Council and war
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room B, the Department of Politics and International Relations. A continuation of the seminars in Hilary Term, they are part of the Leverhulme Programme on `The changing character of war'.
Conveners: Professor Vaughan Lowe, Professor Sir Adam Roberts, and Dr Jennifer Welsh.
PROFESSOR M. BERDAL, King's College, London
28 Apr.: `The use of force in connection with peacekeeping operations
DR R. CAPLAN
5 May: `The Council and international administration of territories
DR D. MALONE, International Peace Academy, New York
12 May: `The Council and Iraq
PROFESSOR I. HURD, Northwestern University, Illinois
19 May: `The Council and legitimacy.'
African History and Politics Seminar
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.
PROFESSOR T. RANGER
26 Apr.: `The return of the modern. New social histories of colonial Africa
M. WALSH, Cambridge
3 May: `Demonisation and death. History through the eyes of the Zanzibar leopard
D. LOWRY, Oxford Brookes
10 May: `White Rhodesia and the "new" imperial history
17 May: `Tropical medicine and animal diseases, Onderstepoort, and the development of veterinary science in South Africa, 1908–50
24 May: ` "Modern" medicine and "traditional" healers in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Zanzibar
H. MÉDARD, Paris
31 May: `Uganda and its neighbours: kingship, wealth, hierarchy, and ideology in the Great Lakes region of East Africa in the nineteenth century
J.-B. GEWALD, Leiden
7 June: `Transformations in transport in Zambia. Preliminary ideas regarding a social history of motor-cars in Zambia, 1890–1930
S. STRICKRODT, Humboldt University, Berlin
14 June: `Memory and identity in plural coastal communities. The cases of Aneho (Togo) and Agoue (Benin).'
British Zimbabwe Society Research Days: Which history for what Zimbabwe?
The following talks will be given at the research days to be held on Saturday, 12 June, and Sunday, 13 June, in St Antony's College. Registration is required to attend the research days. Enquiries should be directed to Professor Terence Ranger (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR RANGER: `The problem of Zimbabwean history
G. MAZARIRE, UZ, and ENOCENT MSINDO, Cambridge: `Developments in Zimbabwean oral history
J. FONTEIN, Edinburgh, and J. MCGREGOR, Reading: `Heritage and history
M. CLARKE; D. JEATER, UWE; and ROBERT MUPONDE, Witwatersrand: `Women and children in history
A. MAGAISA, Nottingham, and R. PRIMOVAC: `History, song, and fiction
D. MAXWELL, Keele, and M. ENGELKE, LSE: `Developments in religious history
D. LOWRY, Oxford Brookes, and J. ALEXANDER: `Land and history
E. CHIPEMBERE, UZ and Dalhouse, and BEACON MBIBA, Sheffield: `History and development
T. BARNES, UWC: `History in the schools in Zimbabwe
A. MLAMBBO, UZ and Pretoria, and B. RAFTOPOULOS, UZ: `Where Zimbabwean history should go.'
African studies: other meetings
A Rwandan Genocide Commemoration Conference will be held on Saturday, 15 May, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Further details will be published later. Enquiries should be directed to Ulli Parkinson (e-mail: email@example.com). The fifth annual Researching Africa Day Workshop will be held on Thursday, 11 June, 9 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. Early registration is required. Those interested should contact Lindsay Whitfield (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chizuko Sato (e-mail: email@example.com) for further information.
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Violet Butler Seminar Room, the Department of Social Policy and Social Work. Details of the 4 May seminar will be announced later.
J. GARCIA, Institute of Education
27 Apr.: `A systematic review about young people's relationships, led by students and teachers at a secondary school
C. DOGGETT and S. BURNETT, Central Sydney Health Services, Australia
11 May: `Sharing knowledge globally—Australian social work's Cochrane connection
DR P. GLASZOU
18 May: `Evidence-based practice—seven steps from research to practice.'
Ian Ramsey Centre
Science and Religion
The following seminars will be held at 8.15 for 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hood Room, St Cross College. Details of the first seminar (6 May) will be published later.
Conveners: Professor J.H. Brooke and Dr M. Yee.
MS E. SHACKLE, Plater College
20 May: `Why we need psychology of religion in an age of globalisation
DR G. DALTON
3 June: `The sounds of the suburbs ... echoes from the Big Bang.'
INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING
The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the History of Art Lecture Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's. Those wishing to attend should contact Harriet Dunbar-Goddet (telephone: (2)86824, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
DR K. TRIGWELL
29 Apr.: `Cross-disciplinary collegiality, teaching–research relations, and student learning at the University of Oxford
13 May: `Pilot study: the demographic profile of UK graduate students admitted to the University of Oxford
PROFESSOR A. JENKINS, Westminster Institute, Oxford Brookes
20 May: `Teaching–research relations: what do we now know? What are the implications for policy and practice? What are now the important research questions?' DR S. DELAMONT, Cardiff
27 May: `Who's complaining? Narratives and research on the doctorate. An analysis of qualitative research on doctoral programmes
DR M. LEA, Open University
10 June: `Academic literacies: a pedagogy for course design
17 June: `Assumptive worlds of policy-makers in higher education: some preliminary findings.'
ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE
The new culture of capitalism
PROFESSOR R. SENNETT, LSE, will deliver three lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Rothermere American Institute. 4 May: `Work
11 May: `Talent
18 May: `Consumer.'
Transatlantic dialogues in public policy: Politics, policy, and the press
The second meeting in this series will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Rothermere American Institute. The speakers will be SIDNEY BLUMENTHAL, formerly senior adviser to President Clinton and author of The Clinton Wars, and MATTHEW TAYLOR, senior adviser in the Prime Minister's Policy Directorate and formerly director of the IPPR. Enquiries should be directed to Cheryl Hudson (telephone: (2)82711, e-mail: email@example.com). The meeting is sponsored by the US Embassy.
CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies. Details of the 1 June seminar will be announced later.
PROFESSOR B. FREITAG-ROUANET, Brasilia
27 Apr.: `Nomad capitals in Brazil
PROFESSOR ANTONIO BARROS DE CASTRO, UFRJ
4 May: `The rise and demise of state-led development in Brazil, 1930–80
AMBASSADOR SERGIO ROUANET, Academia Brasileira de Letras
11 May: `Cultural globalisation and the future of "latinity": a Brazilian view
DR MARIA BEATRIZ BILAC, Universidade Metodista de Piracicaba
18 May: `The making of political elites: recruitment patterns and distribution of power in England, North America, and Brazil, seventeenth to nineteenth centuries
PROFESSOR MARIA D'ALVA KINZO, Sao Paulo
25 May: `Parties in the electorate: public perceptions and partisan ties in Brazil.'
OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES
David Patterson Seminars
Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held from 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor. The OCHJS minibus will leave the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m., and will leave Yarnton at 9.45 p.m. A single fare costs £1.60 (students £1.20).
Convener: Dr Joseph Sherman.
PROFESSOR A. BALABAN, Florida
28 Apr.: `Mourning a father lost: a kibbutz childhood remembered
PROFESSOR D. PENSLAR, Toronto
5 May: `Is Israel a colonial state? Reflections on the relationship between Zionism, colonialism, and post- colonialism
S. AVAYOU, Hebrew writer
12 May: `The Dönme literature in Ladino prose and poetry, form and language
DR U. EHRLICH, Ben-Gurion University
19 May: `New research on the liturgy: how the Amidah Prayer was created
MRS H.E. GODLEVSKY, Hebrew writer
Mon. 24 May: `Spiritual interconnections between body and soul.' (Mrs Godlevsky discusses her poetry and prose) PROFESSOR J.W. VAN HENTEN, Amsterdam
2 June: `Contemporary martyrs and violence: victims and/or perpetrators
DR D. MATT
9 June: `The Zohar, masterpiece of Kabbalah: a new annotated translation
PROFESSOR C. KUZNITZ, Bard College, New York
16 June: `Yiddish scholarship and politics: YIVO in inter-war Eastern Europe.'
OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES
Muslim citizens in liberal democracies
The following seminars, organised in conjunction with the Becket Institute, will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.
28 Apr.: `The demands of liberalism: translating political liberalism into the language of Islam
DR L. SAFI, Islamic Society of North America
5 May: `Religious solidarity and political loyalty in Islamic sources and experience
PROFESSOR E. KARIC, Sarajevo
12 May: `The concept of citizen (al- Muwattan) in the thought of contemporary Muslim thinkers
MS M. MALIK, King's College, London
19 May: `Can Muslims be citizens in liberal democracies?'
PROFESSOR S. JACKSON, Michigan
26 May: `To vote or not to vote: the challenges of Muslim political participation in the United States
PROFESSOR J. CESARI, Harvard and CNRS Paris
2 June: `Imam wanted: global Islam and the crisis in religious authority
PROFESSOR Y. HADDAD, Georgetown
9 June: `Are Muslims a "fifth column" in the United States?' PROFESSOR T. RAMADAN, Geneva
16 June: `Solidarity, loyalty, and co-citizenship with non-Muslims in Islamic sources.'
Popular images of Islam: media and literature
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.
PROFESSOR J. SHAHEEN, Southern Illinois
29 Apr.: ` 'Reel bad Arabs: Hollywood's vilification of a people
DR G. BUNT, Lampeter
6 May: `E-jihad: towards an Islamic information revolution
DR S. HUNTER, Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, DC
13 May: `Politics of Muslim representation post- 11 September 2001
MR A. AL-HUMOUDAH, Egyptian Press Association
20 May: `Arab media responses to 11 September
DR A. GUNNY
27 May: `Images of Islam in European travelogues.'
OXFORD CENTRE ON MIGRATION, POLICY, AND SOCIETY
DR GHASSAN HAGE will lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Boardroom, the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (58 Banbury Road).
Subject: `Structure and culture in researching the transnational family.'
QUEEN ELIZABETH HOUSE
Development Studies Seminar
The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.
G. BROWN, CRISE
29 Apr.: `Measuring socio-economic horizontal inequalities: a preliminary enquiry in Indonesia
A. DONINI, Thomas Watson Institute
6 May: `The implications of Iraq and Afghanistan for the future of humanitarian action
D. KEEN, LSE
13 May: `Terror, war, and the functions of failure
F. STEWART, CRISE
27 May: `Horizontal inequalities and post-war reconstruction
C. CAUMARTIN, CRISE
3 June: `Security reform in post-invasion Panama: depoliticising the security forces
J. FAIRHEAD, Sussex
10 June: `Cobalt, coltan, and conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Reflections on greed, grievance, and global political economy
R. PICCIOTTO, Global Policy Project
17 June: `Aid and conflict.'
CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES
The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Mondays in the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College.
Convener: Dr Bronwen Morgan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
DR S. EVENETT
26 Apr.: `Discrimination
DR P. LUNT, University College, London
10 May: `Regulation
DR F. VARESE
17 May: `Corruption
DR D. JAMES, LSE
24 May: `Rights
DR N. WOODS
7 June: `Accountability
DR A. NICHOLLS
14 June: `Fair trade.'
Leonard Stein Lectures
PROFESSOR PETER SLUGLETT, University of Utah, will deliver the Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, and Thursday, 20 May, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.
Subject: `Whose sacred trust? Some reflections on the implementation and legacy of the British and French Mandates in the Middle East
Oliver Smithies Lectures
PROFESSOR R. CRAWFORD, St Andrews, will deliver the Oliver Smithies Lectures at 5 p.m. on Monday, 17 May, and Wednesday, 19 May, in Lecture Room 23, Balliol College. 17 May: `The poetry of England
19 May: `Nearer than the eye.'
Tanner Lectures on Human Values
PROFESSOR J. STIGLITZ, Columbia Business School, New York, will deliver the Tanner Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 May, and Wednesday, 5 May, in the Examination Schools.
Marett Memorial Lecture
DR J. BENNET, Professor of Aegean Archaeology, University of Sheffield, will deliver the Marett Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 April, in the Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter College.
Subject: `Archaeologies of Homer.'
Alan Emery Lecture 2004
PROFESSOR MICHAEL PATTON will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.
Subject: `Does murder run in families?'
Nuffield Trust Green College Lectures
The Nuffield Trust Green College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Thursdays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.
DR A. ROSES, Senior Vice-President, Genetics Research, Glaxo SmithKline
29 Apr.: `Applications of genetic variance in discovering, developing, and prescribing medicines
PROFESSOR A. BRADLEY, Cambridge
20 May: `Contemporary approaches to extract function from the mouse genome
DR M. WALPORT, Wellcome Trust
10 June: `Human genome and beyond.'
Don Fowler Lecture
DR ANDREW LAIRD, Reader in Classical Literature, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick, will deliver the Don Fowler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `Recognising Virgil.'
Reuters Foundation Programme: Media and Politics series
The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in Nuffield College.
30 Apr.: PROFESSOR C. SEYMOUR-URE, Kent.
7 May: NICHOLAS JONES, former BBC Political Correspondent.
14 May: ANNE MCELVOY, Political Correspondent, Evening Standard.
ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE
The political economy of Kenya: past and present
This meeting will be held on Thursday, 27 May, and Friday, 28 May, in St Antony's College. The provisional programme is set out below.
Thursday, 27 May. 10.15–11.20 a.m.: Panel 1—The state and ethnicity (chair: Tom Spear, Wisconsin–Madison)
B. BERMAN, Kingston, Ontario: ` "A palimpsest of contradictions": ethnicity, culture, and the state
K. KANYINGA, Nairobi: `Our time to eat! John Lonsdale, ethnicity and inequality in Kenya
M. MUNENE, International University, Nairobi: `The hazards of post-modern colonialism in Kenya
11.45 a.m.–1.15 p.m.: Panel 2—The politics of regionalism (chair: Frank Holmquist, Hampshire College)
M. BAKARI, Fatih University, Istanbul: `A place at the table: political integration of Kenyan Muslims, 1993–2003
J. BRENNAN, SOAS, London: `Lowering the sultan's flag: law, land, and religious memory in reassessing the Mwamboa movement in Kenya, 1952–2003
L.HUGHES: `Malice in Maasailand: the historical roots of current political struggles
O. GAKUO MWANGI, Lesotho: `The political economy of sub-ethnic nationalism in Kenya: class, ideology, and regionalism among the Gikuyu, 1922–2003
2.30–4.15 p.m.: Panel 3—Territory, land, and power (chair: Karuti Kanyinga, IDS, Nairobi)
A. HAUGERUD, Rutgers: `The limits of the state: Kenyan Land Registry politics, customary law, and a World Bank reversal
C. MEDARD, Institut de Recherche pour le développement: `Territorial rights and wrongs: internal boundaries and exclusive land claims in Kenya
D.R. PETERSON, College of New Jersey: `Political imagination and the geography of Gikuyuland
R.M. MATHEKA, Cambridge: `Politics of transition and wildlife conservation in Kenya 1958–68
5 p.m.: The Oxford Africa Lecture 2004
JOHN LONSDALE, Cambridge: `Kenyatta and the nation
Friday, 28 May. 9.15–11 a.m.: Panel 4—`The struggle continues': politics from below (chair: Mohamed Bakari, Fatih University, Istanbul)
P. KAGWANJA, Safer Africa, Pretoria: `Warlord democracy: youth cultures and the political economy of public security in multi-party Kenya 1992–2002
J.M. KLOPP, Columbia: `Controlling the urban crowd: slum clearance and the fight against democracy in Kenya in the 1990s
A. HEYER: ` "Nowadays they even kill you for that which they feel is theirs": gender and the production of Kikuyu ethnic identity
B. KNIGHTON, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies: `Karinga, Mau Mau, and Mungiki: religious continuity through three subersvive Gikuyu movements
R. PRINCE, Copenhagen: `The world is finished: death, nostalgia, and memory in contemporary Luo popular music
R.D. WALLER, Bucknell: `Protest in the cattle camps: destocking revisited (again)
11.30 a.m.–1.15 p.m.: Panel 5—History as politics (chair: Godfrey Muriuki, Nairobi)
M. CLOUGH, Northern Colorado: `Political imprisonment and opposition in colonial and independent Kenya
C. ELKINS, Harvard: `Truth and reconciliation in Kenya: a new moment for nationhood?' C. HORNSBY, Shell Trading: `Frozen in time—Kenya's history since independence
J. LEWIS, Cambridge: `Nasty, brutish, and in shorts? Mau Mau, the imperialism of conscience, and the moral economy of decolonisation
2.30–4 p.m.: Panel 6—Commodities, consumption, and the state (chair: E.S. Atieno Odhiambo, Rice University)
M. MCWILLIAM, Royal Africa Society: `The Kenya Tea Development Authority—assessing the legacy
C. OCHIENG: `The Kenya state debate revisited: the myth of smallholder bias
B. CHARLERY DE LA MASSELIERE, HERVE MAUPEU, and PATRICK MBATARU, IFRA, Nairobi: `The coffee war in the Nyeri region (1997–2002)
J. WILLIS, Durham: `Three hours left to party: advertising alcohol in Kenya, 1922–2003
4.30–6 p.m.: Panel 7—Evaluating democracy (chair: Macharia Munene, International University, Nairobi)\
S. BROWN, Ottawa: `Donor strategies and side-effects: foreign intervention in Kenya's transition to democracy
S. ORVIS, Hamilton College: `Do institutions matter? The autonomous influence of political institutions on Kenyan political and economic development
D. THROUP, freelance, Washington: `Kibaki's first year
T. WOLF, consultant, Nairobi: `Governance polling: results, and current and future prospects
J. BARKAN, Iowa State: `The transition to democracy in Kenya: problems and prospects
6 p.m.: informal meeting in the Buttery (chair: D.M. Anderson)
D. MURIUKI, Nairobi, and N. SOBANIA, Hope College: `The truth be told: photographs, interviews, and oral tradition from Mount Kenya
European Studies Centre
Sub-state entities and co-sovereignty within the EU
This workshop will be held on Thursday, 20 May, in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College. The conference will start with an introduction by Professor Ezeizabarrena at 9.15 a.m. and will end with an open debate at 7 p.m.
Convener: Professor Xabier Ezeizabarrena, St Antony's College.
Morning session (chaired by Kalypso Nikolaidis)
M. KEATING, European Institute, Florence
9.30 a.m.: `General overview towards the EU constitution
10.15 a.m.: `Basque historical titles at the EU and comparative approach with German, Austria, and Belgium
11.30 a.m.: `Comparative approach with Eastern EU enlargement
12.15 p.m.: `A historical and constitutional analysis of Bavaria
Afternoon session (chaired by Timothy Garton Ash)
M. QUINN, Welsh Government
3.30 p.m.: `Contribution from the UK–Welsh case
L. BAS, Flemish Government
4.15 p.m.: `The Flemish perspective and activity at the UN and EU
J. BENGOETXEA, University of the Basque Country/CJEC
5.30 p.m.: `The Basque case in the current situation
M. HERRERO DE MIÑON, Royal Academy of Political Sciences, Spain
6.15 p.m.: Sub-state entities and co-sovereignty at the Council of Europe.'
ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE
Greg Watson Lecture
PROFESSOR GRAHAM FLEMING, Hinshelwood Lecturer, will deliver the Greg Watson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.
Subject: `Photons and femtoseconds. The amazing effectiveness of the initial steps of photosynthesis.'
ST EDMUND HALL
A.B. Emden Lecture
PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.
Subject: `The "War on Terror" in historical perspective.'
James Bryce Memorial Lecture
PROFESSOR ANNA DAVIES will deliver the James Bryce Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College. A reception will be held after the lecture.
Subject: `Comparing languages in the heroic age.'
FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN
The following thirty-minute lectures will be given at 1 p.m. on the days shown in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission is free. It is hoped to serve wine and sandwiches after the lectures at a cost of £4 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mr G. Groom, Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77022, e-mail: email@example.com).
Wed. 28 Apr.: `John Evelyn as an annotator of books
W. ST CLAIR
Tue. 4 May: `The Abinger papers: the biography of a family
Tue. 18 May: `The library at Tyntesfield.'
OXFORD ITALIAN ASSOCIATION
Lectures will be given as follows: 11 May and 3 June: 7.30 for 8 p.m. in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road; admission for non- members £3; students under thirty free. 28 May: 5 p.m. in the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College; open to the public. For further information on the association, telephone the Honorary Secretary on Oxford 377479.
DR GILLIAN RILEY
Tue. 11 May: `Gastronomic delights in Italian art
PROFESSOR PIERO BOITANI
Fri. 28 May: `Dante, Milton, and the poetry of Christian Europe.' (Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture) ANNA PROUDFOOT and DR LUCIANA JOHN
Thur. 3 June: `Una panoramica dell'Italia del Terzo Millennio.' (In English)
Mon. 26 Apr., 8 p.m.: showing of film Domenic (Wilma Labate), in the Lecture Theatre, Rewley House. Admission free. Tue. 18 May, 7.45 for 8 p.m.: conversazione in italiano, Pauling Centre for Human Sciences.
OXFORD FORUM FOR MEDICAL HUMANITIES
The following lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 6, New College.
Convener: Jamilah Meghji, New College.
THE REVD PROFESSOR SIR JOHN POLKINGHORNE
13 May: `Genetic engineering and the soul
DR J. KAYE
10 June: `Who owns your DNA in a biobank?' DR D. FERGUSON
17 June: `Alternative medicine—witchcraft—placebo or the X- Files?'
The following meetings will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in Rewley House.
DR G. ZUCKERMANN, Cambridge
Mon. 10 May: `Lexical genetics in the third millennium: how one word can have two parents
PROFESSOR D. CAMERON
Mon. 17 May: `Vergal hygiene: another look at "political correctness"
PROFESSOR C. PERCY, Toronto
Tue. 25 May: `Consumers of correctness: women, men, and language in eighteenth-century classified advertisements.'
The Oppenheimer Fund provides grants to assist the academic exchange of senior members between the University of Oxford on the one hand and universities and similar institutions of higher education in the Republic of South Africa on the other. Applications are invited from senior members of the University who wish either to visit one or more universities in South Africa or to invite a staff member from a South African university to Oxford. Grants may be awarded to assist with living expenses for a maximum of six months, and travel costs. Visits for the sole purpose of attending a conference will not normally be eligible for support from the fund. The maximum level of grants is likely to be up to £1,000 per month for subsistence and up to £700 for the cost of travel between Oxford and South Africa. Applications for grants from the Fund should include a statement of the purpose of the proposed visit (including an outline of any research to be carried out during the visit), duration and estimated costs, details of any other available sources of funding, and, in the case of visits to Oxford, a curriculum vitae of the staff member it is proposed to invite and a letter of support from a senior member at Oxford. The closing date for applications is 14 May. Applications and any enquiries about the fund should be sent to James Tibbert, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)70134).
APPOINTMENTS AND REAPPOINTMENTS
Medical Sciences Division
DANIEL ANTHONY (D.SC., PH.D. London). Fellow of Somerville College. In Systems Pharmacology. From 1 August 2004 until 31 July 2009.
MICHAEL PARKER (B.ED. West of England, ph.d. Hull). Fellow of St Cross College. In Medical Ethics. From 1 May 2004 until 30 April 2009.
DOMINIC FRANCIS KELLY (MB, B.CHIR. Cambridge). In Paediatrics. From 1 February 2005 until 31 January 2011.
READER AND HONORARY NHS CONSULTANT
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
STEPHEN HOWARD KENNEDY, MA (MD London). In Obstetrics and Gynaecology. From 1 1 September 2004 until the retiring age.
CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS
TRINITY TERM 20O4
Fine Art: B.D. CATLING, Ruskin School
English Language and Literature (Course II): PROFESSOR V.D. CUNNINGHAM, Corpus Christi Geography: DR L.S. WILD, St Hilda's Natural Science—Earth Sciences/Geology (Year 2): DR S.P. HESSELBO, St Peter's
Bachelor of Civil Law
PROFESSOR P.B.H. BIRKS, All Souls
Bachelor of Medicine
Year 3: PROFESSOR R.V. THAKKER, Orthopaedic Surgery
Master of Philosophy
Development Studies (Year 1): DR N. GOOPTU, St Antony's International Relations: DR Y.F. KHONG, Politics and International Relations Music (Year 1): DR S.M. DARLINGTON, Christ Church
Master of Science
Educational Research Methodology: PROFESSOR D.G. PHILLIPS, Educational Studies Educational Studies (Syllabus B): PROFESSOR D.G. PHILLIPS, Educational Studies Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing: PROFESSOR M.B. GILES, St Hugh's Political Theory Research: PROFESSOR M.S. FREEDEN, Politics and International Relations
PROFESSOR P.B.H. BIRKS, All Souls
CHANGES IN REGULATIONS
For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 7 May 2004, see Supplement (3) to Gazette No. 4692.
DR WILLIAM BENTHALL ARMSTRONG, FRCP, 19 March 2004; commoner 1937. Aged 86. GEORGE HESKETH, 11 March 2004; commoner 1950. Aged 74. THE RT. HON. THE LORD HOBHOUSE OF WOODBOROUGH (James Stewart Hobhouse), 15 March 2004; commoner 1951, Honorary Student 2002; Lord Justice of Appeal in Ordinary. Aged 72. JEREMY JOHN STURGES, 18 March 2004; commoner 1948. Aged 75.
DAVID INGRAM CHAPMAN, 20 January 2004; commoner 1938–40 and 1947–8. Aged 84. ROBERT LAW date of death unknown; commoner 1937–9. SIR (JOHN) MALCOLM (SABINE) PASLEY, 4 March 2004; Emeritus Fellow. Aged 77.
(ARTHUR) MICHAEL WIDGERY, 18 March 2004; exhibitioner 1948–52. Aged 74.
STUART MILES LEONARD, 22 February 2004; commoner 1946–9. Aged 79. ARTHUR PATRICK PARKE, 1 March 2004; commoner 1938–40. Aged 85.
St Anne's College
MRS PATRICIA DAVIES, March 2003; Home-Student 1937--40. MISS GABRIELLA MARY HALE, MA, January 2004; Home-Student 1937--41. Aged 85. MRS GWENDOLEN M. HERSEE (née Lewis), 12 February 2004; member of St Anne's Society 1950--2, commoner 1952--4. Aged 79. DR BARBARA RICHARDSON (née Ruzickova), 11 November 2003; commoner 1983--6. Aged 38. MRS WINIFRED SHEILA MARY SHARPLEY (née Von Dadelszen) 14 February 2003; member of St Anne's Society 1945--7. Aged 83. MRS JOAN MURIEL VICKERS, 1 April 2003; Home-Student 1937--40. Aged 85.
St Hilda's College
RACHEL MARJORIE JOHNSTON (née Buckley), MA, 18 November 2003; commoner 1977–81. Aged 45.
(ETHEL) MARGARET RENDELL, MA, 24 March 2003; commoner 1933–7. Aged 88.
St Hugh's College
MRS EDITH MARGARET LONG (née Ellis), 7 March 2004; Botany 1927. Aged 95. MISS ETHEL PHYLLIS CORNER, January 2004; Classics 1933.
St Edmund Hall
A Memorial Service for REGINALD ERNEST ALTON, MC, MA (1919--2003), Fellow and Tutor in English 1953--87, Bursar 1953--70, Vice-Principal 1978--82, Emeritus Fellow 1987--2003, Dean of Degrees 1989--2001, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 1 May, in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin, and afterwards in St Edmund Hall.
St John's College
A Memorial Service for EDWARD GEORGE SYDNEY PAIGE, FRS (1930–2004), Professorial Fellow 1977–97, Emeritus Fellow 1997–2004, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 1 May, in the chapel, St John's College. Tea will be served afterwards in the college hall.
Eugene Lee-Hamilton Prize 2004
The Provost and Fellows of Oriel College offer a prize of £60 for the best Petrarchan Sonnet in English submitted by an undergraduate of Oxford or Cambridge, on a subject to be chosen by the candidate. Enjambment between the eighth and ninth lines will be permitted. No candidate may submit more than one sonnet, nor may the prize be awarded more than once to the same person. The competing sonnets should be sent to Mrs Yvonne Scott, College Secretary, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW, not later than Friday, 4 June. Each sonnet must be accompanied by a certificate from the Head or a fellow of the candidate's college, stating that the candidate is an undergraduate. The winner will have been deemed to have given permission to publish his/her sonnet in the Oriel Record.
Would you be willing to take part in our studies on diet and blood fats? We are studying the links between diet and heart disease. If you are healthy and aged 18–65 years, we would like to hear from you. Contact Alex or Mary at OCDEM, the Churchill Hospital. Tel.: 01865 857262, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wednesday, 28 Apr., 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre: Bernstein, Chichester Psalms; Mozart, Requiem Mass K. 626. Oxford Philomusica Orchestra, Christ Church Cathedral Choir. Stephen Darlington, conductor. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com. Box Office 01865 305305.
The UK Shostakovich Society presents Shostakovich and Jewish Music. Sponsored by the Harold Hyam Wingate Foundation. Saturday 24 April, The Holywell Music Room, Holywell Street, Oxford. Pre- concert talk at 7.30p.m.: Shostakovich and Jewish Musicoe (Judy Kuhn, Manchester University). Concert: Shostakovich—Piano Sonata 2; Weinberg—Piano Sonata 4 (UK Premier); Prokofiev—Excerpts from Romeo and Juliet. Pianist: Marina Primachenko www.shostakovich.com/marina. Admission (on the door): £5/£3 (members of UK Shostakovich Society and Concessions). For further details please contact: Dr Lewis Owens, President, The United Kingdom Dmitri Shostakovich Society, 94 William Smith Close, Cambridge, CB1 3QF, Tel: 07739 568455, Email: email@example.com.
Ayres for the theatre: Music for the English Stage by Matthew Locke, Henry Purcell and their contemporaries. Canzona director: Theresa Caudle; Soprano: Philippa Hyde. Monday 3 May at 8.15p.m., Ante- chapel, Magdalen College, Oxford. Tickets (inc. interval wine served in the cloisters): £12.50, £10 OAPs, £5 students on the door or they can be booked in advance at: Box office: 01883 344031 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Beethoven Symphony No. 5 in C minor and Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor. Conductor: Nicholas Mumby. Piano: Alistair Curd. Tuesday 11th May 2004 at 8pm, Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £12/£10/£5 available from the Oxford Playhouse. Telephone: 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.
St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks, Trinity Term 2004—Children of Abraham. 29/04/04: Illuminating Islam—Basil Mustafa; 06/05/04: A Christian Perspective—Keith Ward; 13/05/04: A Jewish Perspective—Yossi Klein Halevi; 18/05/04 (Tuesday): A Jewish reaction to The Passion of the Christ—Jonathan Gorsky; 20/05/04: The Wall in Israel/Palestine—Husam Zomlot; 27/05/04: Keeping the Peace: the essential soldier—Roy Giles; 03/06/04: Iraq: the aftermath—Andrew White; 10/06/04: Debt and Poverty from an Islamic Perspective—Muhammad Imran; 17/06/04: Why Fair Trade?—Carol Wills. (The titles of some of the talks are to be confirmed.) The talks will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. For more information visit: www.st-giles-church.org.
d'Overbroeck's College Open Morning: join us on Saturday 8 May from 10 a.m.þ12.30 p.m. for information on Years 9–11 and Sixth Form entry. This is an informal event, which gives students and parents an opportunity to have a look around the college, meet our teaching staff, and some of our current students. Based in north Oxford, dOverbroeck's is one of the largest and most successful co-educational independent colleges in the UK. For further information about us, please contact the college office on 01865 310000 or visit our website at www.doverbroecks.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.
Mughal Indian cuisine: 1st floor, 135 High Street, Oxford. From our kitchen to your table, we would like to bring you herbs, spices, roots, beauty, fragrances and Mughal tradition of passion for good food. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Web site: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.
Wendy Darnell: Catering for any occasion! Menus individually designed for you. Many years' experience. Telephone: Wendy Darnell 01865 767105.
Copywriting, editing, proofreading—reports, theses, research, newsletters, brochures. Large or small commissions. Very reasonable rates. Please contact Helen Gough on 01865 858413. Mobile: 07974 945441. E-mail: email@example.com.
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).
Gardening: spring tidy, maintenance, design and construction. Full range of services available. Wildlife themes a speciality. Telephone: 07973 692543.
Transcription Service—interviews, seminars, focus groups. Specialised service by experienced secretary/linguist. Latest transcription equipment—poor sound quality no problem! Tapes or digital files. Contact: Alanna Ivin, Rapid Transcriptions on 07801 569045 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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: email@example.com.
Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: 01865 726983 or 01235 555533.
Programme and Operations Administrator: The Centre for Scholarship and Christianity in Oxford (SCIO), a subsidiary of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, works with Wycliffe Hall in organising programmes for American students studying in Oxford as an extension of their studies toward Bachelor degrees in America. The Programme and Operations Administrator will provide administrative support to the academic programmes, manage domestic matters, and provide book- keeping. The successful candidate must have the requisite experience and be computer-literate. SCIO seeks an individual who can identify with the aims and objectives of SCIO and Wycliffe Hall. The position is full-time, offers a competitive salary, and has a start date of mid-June 2004. Applications, by letter with a CV and details of 2–3 referees, should be sent to the Director, CCCU, 2 Frewin Court, Oxford, OX1 3HZ or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications should be received by 12 May 2004.
Christ Church Cathedral requires a part-time Verger. S/he will be involved in the day-to-day activities of the cathedral, as well as being in attendance at some services. Might suit someone who has recently taken early retirement. The hours will be a maximum of 72 in any 4 weekly period (averaging 18 per week). Salary is £7,000 pa. Applications to be sent to: The Cathedral Registrar, Christ Church, Oxford, OX1 1DP. Telephone: 01865 276155; Email: email@example.com. Applications should be received by 3 May 2004.
Personal Assistant required: calm, efficient and articulate person required for creative household of journalist and publisher-designer, able to cope with household finances and organising varied social diary with equanimity. Responsibilities include booking travel and co-ordinating practical details for household. Discretion absolutely necessary, as is results-focused attention to detail. Personable nature and loyalty taken as given. Ability to use Sage necessary. Spoken Italian desirable; also first-class English skills. Please send responses by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Temporary Oxford lecturer is looking for an hourly job for his female Russian life-partner in April–June 2004. Basic English and good German language skills. Please contact Andreas Umland at: email@example.com.
Houses to Let
St Clement's: centrally located bright home, 3 bedrooms (2 double and 1 with en-suite shower, toilet and sink), second bathroom, sitting room, dining room, kitchen, study with broadband connectivity, pretty walled garden with outside toilet, fully furnished, good condition. Available early June to end September 2004. £1,300 p.c.m. (exc. bills). No smokers/pets. Telephone: Felicity: 01865 728533 or 07952 416302.
A good sized semi-detached house adjacent to South Park in a pleasant residential area one mile from the city centre and near both universities and hospitals. 3 bedrooms (1 double, 1 twin, 1 single), large living/dining room, fully fitted kitchen, utility room, washing machine and dryer, conservatory, garden, off-street parking, g.c.h., double glazing, fully furnished with quality furniture and fitted carpets. Maintained by owners living in Oxford. Available 1 June 2004. £890 p.c.m.. Telephone: 01865 515342 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attractive grade II listed Georgian house to rent in superb position in the heart of central north Oxford. 4 bedrooms, bathroom with shower, separate WC, conservatory and pretty garden. Available end April/early May 2004 for short or medium term let. Telephone: 01865 311557. Magdalen Road area, end of terrace house in quiet backwater. 2 double bedrooms and 1 single/study, refurbished bathroom and fitted kitchen, large open plan living area on ground floor, sunny garden. Available now. £925 p.c.m.. Telephone: 01865 513944 / 07866 672722.
Superb, modern, architect-designed house in residential north Oxford. Quiet location, very large kitchen/dining room, large living room upstairs (to take advantage of view over large green open space), modern furniture, fully equipped. Easy access to city centre (several bus routes, or walk along road or canal). Easily looked-after garden. Very much has the feeling of being out in the country. Available July and August 2004. Non-smokers and no children preferred. Telephone: 01865 511825 (evenings or Sundays) or email: email@example.com.
Large, attractive 3–4 bedroom detached house, just minutes walk from John Radcliffe, Churchill, and Nuffield hospitals. Close to good schools. Fully furnished, c.h., all appliances, off-street parking and rear garden. Suit professional family or responsible graduates. Long lease available. £1,500 p.c.m. (inc. council tax). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07711 377921.
Sunny, modern 3 bedroom house to let. Ten minutes' walk to Folly Bridge, adjacent to the cycle path into town and convenient for buses and local amenities, including park and open-air swimming pool. Own small garden and off-road parking space. Pleasant neighbourhood, suit sharers or small family. £850 p.c.m.. Telephone: Jenny 07770 592024 or email email@example.com.
Comfortable, 2 bedroom terrace house with c.h. and pleasant garden in central North Oxford to let for next academic year. Large living room, small study, cloakroom, and well-equipped kitchen. Would suit visiting academics. No more than 2 people sharing. Available from beginning of September 2004 to mid-July 2005. Telephone: Mrs Ockenden 01865 512747 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Comfortable family house in Lonsdale Road, North Oxford. Two minutes' walk from the Summertown shops and easy bus access to the University. Fully furnished with a quiet garden. Excellent local schools. Spacious, semi-detached; 3 bedrooms, study, large living-room, kitchen, bathroom, gas c.h. Street parking for car. Ideal for a visiting academic and his/her family. Available 1 Aug. for 12 months. £1,100 p.m. (inc. water rates, exc. council tax). Dr Max Peberdy. Tel.: 020-869 02442, e-mail: email@example.com.
Temple Cowley, modern 3 bed 2 bathroom townhouse in quiet private road. Fully furnished, all mod cons, garage and enclosed garden. Available August 2004 for 12 months. Bike/bus 10 mins to city centre. Adjacent to swimming pool, library and shopping. No smokers/pets. Rent £900 p.c.m. + bills. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Central North Oxford Edwardian family home overlooking picturesque college playing fields; pretty garden going down to Oxford canal. Easy walking distance to city centre. 4 bedrooms (sleeps 8), 2 reception rooms, music room/study. Rowing boat and bicycles available for use. Non-smokers only, no pets. Available mid-July to end August. £500 p.w. Telephone: Oxford 559440 or e-mail email@example.com.
Live in comfort near the Thames, a short walk to the city centre. Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, (two doubles), c/h, large split level living room, dining room, modern and fully equipped kitchen. Bathroom 1, large bath, bidet and WC; Bathroom 2, shower and WC. South facing garden. Possible use of bicycle(s). Available 7+ weeks, Tuesday 13 July–Thursday 2 September 2004. Price negotiable. Telephone: +44(0) Oxford 725193.
Eighteenth century Cotswold house, perfect for visiting academic family, recently renovated to high standard, and in the historic centre of pretty village (Eynsham) 6 miles from Oxford. Excellent 24 hour bus service, literally from our door. 2 sitting rooms (large open fireplace, wood-burning stove), music/playroom with piano, dining-room, kitchen, utility room, 4/5 bedrooms, large study (internet access), c.h., all mod. cons., garage. Charming south-facing walled garden. Available for 4-week period from mid-July to late August. £450 p.w. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel.: (home) 01865 880142; (work) 01865 483951.
Temple Cowley, newly renovated and furnished Victorian house with garden, close to local amenities; 1–2 reception rooms; 3 bedrooms (1 with en suite shower and w.c.); fitted kitchen with dishwasher and w/machine. Available mid-Aug. to end Dec. £825 p.m. plus bills. Ideal for professionals and family. Tel.: Yasmin Sidhwa on 01865 711341 or e-mail : email@example.com.
North Oxford : new, bright, fully and tastefully furnished and equipped house with 2 bedrooms plus a study, master bedroom en suite, family bathroom, kitchen-diner, lounge, cloakroom, landscaped garden, private parking. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking excellent accommodation in the best residential area just north of the Summertown shopping and sporting amenity, and with easy access to most hospitals and university departments. Available from Apr. Rent £975 p.c.m. (short term and service option). For further details tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.
Two-bedroom modern terrace house with garden: fully furnished and fitted in excellent condition; gas c.h.; washer-drier; ample storage space in attic with ladder access. Situated in quiet cul-de-sac in Rewley Park behind the Saïd Business School, near train and bus stations. Reserved parking space. Available from 1 June for min. of 3 months. £895 p.c.m., deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 421234 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or email@example.com.
Attractive, furnished detached four-bedroom house in quiet neighbourhood, with separate garage and off-street parking. Washer/dryer/microwave, d.g., c.h. Long lease preferred. £1,200 p.c.m. Suit family or responsible professionals/graduates. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel.: 01865 762236.
An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: email@example.com.
North Oxford (Jericho): fully furnished, recently redecorated house, secluded garden, available from 1 Sept. for 1 year or less. Charming, cosy, quiet, c.h., easy to maintain, 2 bedrooms, 2 ½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes; walk to University, train and coach stations, near best schools, parks. Two bedrooms £1,250 p.m.; 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Tel. J. Mackrell in Oxford (evenings or 7--8 a.m.), on: 01865 775567. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or contact A. Gaston in Canada: +613 745 1368, fax: +613 745 0299, e-mail: email@example.com.
Flats to Let
Central North Oxford, charming and spacious south- facing garden flat in quiet residential street, 1 double bedroom, sitting room, kitchen with washing machine, bathroom with bath and shower, plentiful storage space, g.c.h., fully furnished. 4 minutes' walk from University Parks and easy walking to University Science Area, libraries, and city centre. Suit single person or couple. No smokers. Available from July. £860 p.c.m.. Telephone: 01865 512138 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yarnton, spacious period 2 storey flat, unfurnished, 2 bedrooms (1 large double, 1 single), c.h., off-road parking, on bus route, no pets or children, non smoking. £650 p.c.m. (inc. heating and water rates). Available now for 1 year or more. Telephone: Rosie Smith 01865 376824.
Sunny, 1 (double) bedroom first floor flat with garden in Headington. Newly decorated and fully furnished to a high standard, open- plan living room with sofa beds and computer desk, Sky TV, night storage heating, kitchen with breakfast bar and all mod cons. New bathroom with bath and electric shower. The flat has its own entrance and is close to shops, bus routes, hospitals, and Oxford Brookes University. Residential on-street parking easily available. Ideal for professional, lecturer, or post-grad. £695 p.c.m.. Available immediately. Telephone: Sioux Sharpe 07940 397220.
Beautifully refurbished and carpeted 2 bedroom first floor flat available to rent in Kennington, Oxford. 5 minutes by bus to city centre, kept garden, g.c.h., off-street parking. Available now. £750 p.c.m.. Telephone: 07956 977760 / 01865 423039 or email: email@example.com.
Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large, light airy rooms: 2 luxury fully furnished flats, furnished to a very high standard; each has large double bedroom, dining-room, kitchen, bathroom; on first and second floors. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Both available end June. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.
Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studios, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suite shower, w.c. and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleep 2. From £320 to £350 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.
East Oxford, Victorian family house; sunny garden, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception rooms, 2 bathrooms, large kitchen/diner (and cat), available 3–24 Aug. (extension possible), 10 mins. from city centre. No smokers. £300 p.w. Tel.: 01865 726574. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fully furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 minutes' from Oxford city centre. Suitbale for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £330 p.w. all inclusive. Sleeps 2–5 people. Tel.: 07870 234725. Web site: http://www.weeklyhome.com. E-mail: email@example.com.
Room to let in beautiful 16th century thatched cottage in Old Marston. All mod cons, cleaner, share bathroom and secluded garden, parking available. Close to city centre and John Radcliffe Hospital. Short/long-term lodger sought. Tall applicants beware of some low beams! £460 p.c.m. (inc. bills). Telephone: 01865 250722.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.
North Oxford : Room in comfortable house, own shower room, c.h. Easy access city centre. Available May. £110 p.w. E-mail: email@example.com or telephone: 01865 558034.
Little Garden B&B: `A home from home'. Single £38, double £50. Reduced monthly rates. Telephone: 01865 358578.
Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.
Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. Short stay (up to 6 weeks). £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Family (2 teachers, 3 children) seek furnished rented accommodation with a minimum of 3 bedrooms from July/August 2004 for 1 academic year. Non-smokers, no pets, no parking needed. Please contact Jim Neumann at: email@example.com or telephone 00 46 346 12309.
French girl, 19, first year student at Bordeaux University studying Business Studies, seeks work—hotel/retail/au pair and host family (or cheap accommodation)—for July/August. Has retail experience. References supplied. Telephone: Louise Curtis: 01235 529765.
Retired parents of South African Oxford student seeking self-catering accommodation from 31 May–10 June 2004 in central Oxford or near major bus route. Please contact Janice Golding at: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 0870 276 0544.
Retired lecturer and wife living in Bournemouth seek occasional use of quiet bedroom in Oxford, with access to kitchen to make simple meals. Terms negotiable. Possible use of Bournemouth flat in whole or part return. Telephone: Paul Brannon (Nuffield 51–3) on 01202 557680.
Wanted: short let—furnished three- or four-bed property, whilst own undergoes renovation; mid-May–end July; north and east Oxford/west Bucks border. Tel.: 0208 947 8236 or 07778 398349.
Oxford family seeks 2–3 bedroom house for 1–4 months (May–Aug.). Mother works in Pathology, father works in Nuffield Department of Medicine, and two boys aged 1 and 3 attend the University Nursery in Jack Straw's Lane. Preferred locations Headington and Marston. Contact Emma. Tel.: 01865 742116, e-mail: email@example.com.
House rental sought in central/North Oxford, for July (all or part—ideally the whole month), for professional mum and 2 daughters. Former Oxford resident (still owns Summertown house, and friends), now NYC resident, seeks summer base for visiting UK friends/family. Will consider NYC exchange. Excellent Oxford references. E-mail: Lbarder@nyc.rr.com.
Large, pleasant room for rent in family house in Summertown. Suit professional woman. C.h., shared facilities, parking space, £350 p.c.m., inc. bills. Contact Debbie at home: 01865 559828. Work: 01865 355011. Mobile: 07746 879154. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: email@example.com. 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.
Attractive, fully-furnished, quiet, well-maintained 2-bedroom, 2-study house, gas/c.h., with long garden, near park, shops, bus route, 10 minutes from city centre, wanted to exchange for 1 or 2-bedroom Manhattan apartment for academic year 2004--5, available from 1 Sept., or to rent, £900 p.m. Contact: 01865 725577.
Paris: small studio, sleeps 2, Paris 12ème between Nation and Bastille, very near Marché Beauvau, Marché Aligre, `Coulée Verte' and the Gare de Lyon. Well equipped with bathroom, kitchen area, digicode and interphone, lift. No smokers. £140 pw, £260 for 2 weeks, £500 for 4 weeks (inc. bills). Available from 1 May to 30 September 2004. Also available: cottage in small village in Lot, near Figeac/Cahors, sleeps 6 in 2 independent units (2, 1+1; 2). £300 for June 2004. For further information and pictures, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pollenca. Exquisite, private garden flat in Pollenca old town to rent. Two large double bedrooms, two bathrooms, large attractive living/dining area and terrace with private garden beyond. £285 pw. Telephone: 07866 672722.
Andalucia (Gaucin): a uniquely designed villa, newly built as a series of cottages and apartments around a private courtyard and pool. It can be booked exclusively for large groups (up to 13) during the summer months or as individual units (2+) during the remainder of the year. Telephone: 01865 791999 or visit the website at www.thespanishvilla.com.
Italy: luxury villas, country houses, apartments for convenient rental in Tuscany, Umbria, Sardinia (Emerald Coast), Rome, Florence, Pompeii, Naples. Available at any time of the year and for any length of time. Cars also available for hire at competitive rates. Range of optional services available on demand. Contact: email@example.com or telephone 00 39 328 713 3951.
Andalucia: Gaucin. Delightful private house in white mountain village to let, 2 June–27 July and 21 Aug.–end Sept., while owner author is away. Two double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living area (with open fireplace, fully fitted kitchen) leading onto terrace with magical view over valleys to coast and mountains of Africa; local swimming pool 5 minutes, Mediterranean 35 minutes; also rivers and fabulous beaches; Atlantic coast 2 hours. Very comfortably furnished, TV, video, washing machine, deep freeze. Excellent maid, by arrangement. £500 p.w., reduction for longer lets. Tel.: 00 34 95 215 11 11 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Barcelona. Fabulous flat in city centre available for week-ends and short breaks. Sleeps 6. Fully equipped kitchen, large sitting room, dining room, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies. Original tiled floors and 16ft ceilings. Bi-lingual babysitter available. TV/DVD/CD and internet. See http://www.barcelona-breaks.com/ or e-mail email@example.com.
Magic Cave. Charming (if tiny) flat for two in Cordes-sur-Ciel, the fabled Cathar walled city in the Tarn, a veritable jewel of the Middle Ages, and only an hour from Toulouse airport. Comfortably furnished, with own kitchen and bathroom, with access to a separate garden, and is well placed for sightseeing—ses vues panoramiques, et tout ça—fabulous markets, restaurants, walking and cycling. Ludicrously cheap and available all year round—ideal for budget-conscious gourmands, penny-pinching scholars, and cash-strapped lovers of La France Profonde. Telephone: The Aged Campbell on 00335 6356 1769.
Umbria/Tuscany border: 2 apartments and cottage to let in converted Umbrian farmhouse. Rural location, views over olive grove and swimming pool. Each apartment sleeps 4, cottage 2. Contact and further information: www.umbrialink.com/pioppi. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
French Pyrenees: 2 traditional stone houses, at 850 m with wonderful views (Chateau de Montsegur), ideal for walking and relaxing. All facilities included for £170–£300 p.w., depending on numbers. We are 1 ¼ hours from Carcassone. Please tel.: 00 335 6101 3046 , for photographs and more information.
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: email@example.com.
Dordogne, between Domme and Sarlat: cherished old family cottage with glorious panoramic view, to let in the loveliest part of Dordogne. From its windows you see dozens of birds—including buzzards, green woodpeckers, and a hoopoe; butterflies crowd round the lavender and 7 varieties of wild orchid flourish in the meadow—and a few old farmhouses on the opposite hillside. You are totally private, yet the village is 7 minutes' drive away; 2 mediaeval towns (Sarlat and Gourdon) with weekly peasant markets, only 15 minutes away. 3 bedrooms with fine antique furniture, 2 glamorous bathrooms, living room with kitchen corner—extremely simple, but has 2 fridges, fine crockery, glass, and ample cooking equipment. Sleeps 6--8, more if children piled in attic! Available for early birds at Easter, vacant late June– early Sept. Rent from £350 p.w. For further details telephone: 0207 2449762. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gower peninsula holiday house: ideal position above Three Cliffs/Pobbles Bay; adjacent Pennard Golf Links; 2 wings available, independent or joint---each sleeps 5/6 (total 11); large secluded garden, ample parking. Telephone: Oxford 433499, e-mail: email@example.com.
Dordogne holiday rentals: stone house in an acre of garden in the Dordogne, France. Fabulous 270 degree panorama. Sleeps 8/10. Very peaceful, many day trips possible. Prices £210–£635 p.w. Private owner. Also gîtes sleeping 4/6 in nearby farm. Contact 01223 353603 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Southern France: 27 miles from Perpignan Airport. Tastefully restored traditional village house with character in the heart of `Cathar Country'; 5 double bedrooms (3 en suite) plus family bathroom; 2 living rooms; large fully equipped kitchen. Large roof terrace. Other airports: Carcassone, Montpelier, Barcelona. Local swimming, rivers and lakes, beaches within 30 miles, and hiking. Available from now. Call Tony Venables on 01491 825035, or 01865 557767 evening. E-mail: email@example.com.
Tuscany: Fattoria Corzano e Paterno, family owned and run award winning wine and cheese producing farm, half an hour from Florence, offers faithfully restored houses and apartments for short and longer term rentals. Web site: corzanoepaterno.it. Please contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham, 2000), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Experience the Greek islands of Sporades with Thalpos Holidays. Local villa specialist offers lovely houses and villas in the beautiful islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in the Aegean Sea. Whether you are 2 or 20 persons in the party, and whether you wish to stay in the picturesque town, by the clear blue sea or in the breathtaking countryside, we have just what you are looking for. With more than 10 years of experience we are proud to offer high quality holidays and the very best service. See our programme for 2004 on: www.holidayislands.com, or contact us on e-mail: email@example.com. Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.
Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1-bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well-equipped with television, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Three nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 p.w. or £950 p.m. for members of the University. (Non- member rates are £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large seculded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks. Tel.: Marion on 01865 554122 or e- mail via Web site: www.hidden-sw-france.com.
House to Let/for Sale in France
Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly: old farm house, newly tiled roof, all mod. cons., and set in approx. 13½ acres of farmland. Peaceful yet within 4 kms from Cerisy la Salle (local village; Saint-Lo, 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; gas 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) which overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Ideal retreat for writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. £40 per night; £250 p.w. £900 p.m., longer lets negotiable. Price includes heating, linen and crockery but excludes telephone and electricity. For further details please contact Alexander Kok on tel.: 00 33 2 33 45 52 16, fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.
House for Sale
Old Headington: early 1920s three-bedroom detached cottage, carefully restored. Small, pretty walled garden. No chain. £325,000 o.n.o. Tel.: 01865 751861.
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL POLICY AND SOCIAL WORK
University Lecturership in Evidence-based Intervention
In association with Wolfson College
The Department of Social Policy and Social Work is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer in Evidence-based Intervention, from 1 September 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post will be associated with a non-tutorial fellowship at Wolfson College, which includes additional allowances for meals and some academic expenses. The post-holder will be eligible to apply for sabbatical leave; generally one term of leave is available for each six terms of qualifying service.
This post is an exciting opportunity to join the team teaching the successful M.Sc./doctoral programme in Evidence-based Social Work (EBSW). The degree provides a research training in methods for evaluating interventions, as well as addressing key issues in evidence-based practice, such as implementation and dissemination of research into practice settings, in a UK and international context. The degree was launched in October 2003, attracting strong interest from the international academic community, and recruiting twenty-three high-calibre graduates from major universities in twelve countries in its first year. Its success has stimulated further links with evidence based medicine and health care, and led to substantial growth in the number of doctoral students.
Salary on a scale up to £42,900 per annum (pay award pending).
Applications are invited from graduates from the United Kingdom or overseas who have expertise in evidence-based approaches to intervention in psychosocial, health-care, or community fields, and an outstanding record of research publication and funding, or the clear potential for this. The successful candidate will play a major part in the expanding research programme, in teaching and developing the EBSW programme and in contributing at a senior level to the overall work of the department. The EBSW team has research strengths including randomised trials of child and family interventions, child psychopathology, parenting, and childcare, antisocial behaviour, and early childhood. The department welcomes applicants who would add to these existing strengths, or would provide expertise in other specialisms (e.g. social aspects of health care, adult mental health, HIV/AIDS, drug misuse, or other areas). For further information about the department, see http://www.apsoc.ox.ac.uk/Research.html .
Applications by e-mail, with a covering letter, a full curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names and e-mail addresses of three referees, should be addressed to Dr Frances Gardner (e-mail: email@example.com), to whom informal enquiries should also be addressed. The closing date for applications is noon on Friday, 30 April. The date for interviews is likely to be between 12 and 19 May, and will be announced on the departmental Web site by early April
Further particulars may be obtained from the Web site http://www.apsoc.ox.ac.uk/Docs/U LEBSW04.pdf, or from Helen Wills, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 32 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2ER (telephone: Oxford (2)70325), e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
FACULTY OF LAW
University Lecturership in Property Law and Trusts
In association with Trinity College
Applications are invited for this new post, to start on 1 October 2004 or as soon as possible after that date. The University Lecturership is associated with a tutorial fellowship at Trinity College. The combined university and college salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum (pay award pending), plus housing allowance and other college allowances.
Further particulars, containing details of the duties and full range of benefits and allowances associated with both the university and the college posts, may be obtained on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from Mrs S.E. Samuelson, Faculty Administrator, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL (e-mail: email@example.com, telephone: Oxford (2)71491). The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 4 May.
This post is in an area currently designated by the Higher Education Funding Council as a shortage subject under its `Golden Hello' Scheme. The appointee may therefore be eligible for a three-year salary supplement if he or she fulfils certain conditions and if funds are available in the limited budget for the scheme.
Appointment of Faculty Administrator
This permanent, full-time post will be vacant from 1 July 2004. The successful candidate will be an articulate graduate with excellent management and administrative skills. Responsibilities will range from providing advice on academic policy to committee servicing and organising recruitment of academic staff. They will also include managing the busy faculty office.
The Law Faculty is a stimulating environment where the pursuit of excellence is highly valued. The faculty was rated 5* in the 1996 and 2001 Research Assessment Exercises and has an international reputation in many fields of legal scholarship. It has about 850 undergraduate and 345 postgraduate students from around the world, studying for BA, Masters' and doctoral degrees.
The post is on the academic-related grade 3 scale (salary £28,498--£33,679 per annum, with discretionary points up to £39,958---pay award pending).
Further details of the post and the selection process are available on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from Ms Elisabeth Burroughs, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: Oxford (2)71491). Letters of application, together with a full curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the same address by 18 May.
DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS
Lecturership in Statistics
In association with St Peter's College
The University seeks to appoint a statistician with interests close to the modern mainstream of the subject to take up this established post from 1 September 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. The lecturership will be held in conjunction with a tutorial fellowship at St Peter's College.
The combined university and college salary is on a scale up to £42,900 per annum (pay award pending). Additional college allowances are available as set out in the further particulars, including, if living out of college, a £3,800 per annum housing allowance. This post is in an area currently designated as a shortage subject under the HEFCE `Golden Hello' scheme. The appointee may therefore be eligible for a three-year salary supplement. Entitlement to sabbatical leave accrues at the rate of one term's leave for every six terms with normal duties.
The lecturership will be held in the Department of Statistics, which is experiencing an exciting period of growth and development, and is one of the leading UK departments. The successful candidate will be expected to take a full part in the research, teaching, and other activities of the department, and in the teaching and other activities of the college.
Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk or from the Personnel Administrator, Department of Statistics, 1 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG (telephone: Oxford (2)72860). The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 4 May.
Appointment of Senior Administrator
One of the University's fastest growing and dynamic departments wishes to appoint an experienced Senior Administrator to provide day-to-day management and strategic vision across the range of its activities. The Senior Administrator is responsible for the effective organisation of all administrative activities, including strategy, finance, personnel, buildings, and academic-related matters. The successful candidate is likely to possess a good record in long-term planning and leadership, and must have proven organisational and interpersonal skills.
The post will be on the academic-related grade ALC 3 (salary £28,498--£33,679--- under review).
Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk or from Mrs Jane Hornsby, Department of Statistics, 1 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG (telephone: Oxford (2)72860). The closing date for applications is 4 May.
Appointment of Secretary/Personal Assistant to the Head of Department
The Department of Statistics is a growing department, and now needs an experienced senior secretary/PA to support the Head of Department and two professors. In return for excellent secretarial and IT skills, the ability to handle a complex workload, and exercise initiative and discretion, the department offers benefits including thirty-eight days' holiday per annum (including public holidays), pension scheme, and a happy and supportive working environment.
The further particulars, which should be consulted before applications are submitted, are available from email@example.com, Oxford (2)72860, or from the address below.
The post is on the clerical and library grade c4 scale (salary £15,603--£18,015 per annum).
Applications should comprise a covering letter and a curriculum vitae, together with the names, addresses, telephone, fax and e-mail details of two referees, one of whom should be a recent line-manager. The department will assume that it is free to approach referees at any stage unless the candidate's application stipulates otherwise.
Applications should be submitted to the Administrator, Department of Statistics, 1 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG. Applications faxed to Oxford (2)72595 or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org are acceptable. Reference number AM-04-03 should be quoted in all correspondence. The closing date for applications is noon on 4 May.
FACULTY OF MODERN HISTORY
Replacement teaching appointments in early modern history
In association with Jesus College, Lady Margaret Hall, and St Hilda's College
Applications are invited for three temporary posts, each tenable for one year from 1 October 2004. The appointments are to fulfil teaching needs arising from research leave. This is a joint recruitment exercise between the faculty and the three colleges, and each appointee will have duties for the faculty and for one of the colleges. The persons appointed will be expected to teach up to nine hours of tutorials per week, to give sixteen lectures or classes in the year, and to assist with admissions and examining. There is a particular need for college tutorial teaching in the History of the British Isles 1500--1700, and for some tutorial teaching of British history 1330--1550 and European history 1400--1700. The faculty has a particular need for classes on `Government, Politics, and Society in England, 1547--58' and `Literature and Politics in Early Modern England', and for lectures on British history 1500--1700. In making its recommendations, the Selection Committee will seek to match the expertise of candidates to the needs of particular colleges.
Each successful candidate will be appointed to a stipendiary lecturership at one of the colleges, and to a part-time departmental lecturership in the faculty. There will be a combined salary on the University's departmental lecturer scale (£18,265--£24,121).
Further particulars may be obtained from the Administrator, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD (telephone: Oxford (2)77253, e-mail: email@example.com). Applicants should send ten copies of their application (except for overseas candidates, who need send only one) to the Chairman of the Modern History Faculty Board at the above address by 14 May. Candidates are asked to arrange for three references to be sent to the chairman at the above address by the closing date.
HUMANITIES DIVISION (FACULTY OF MODERN HISTORY AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HISTORY OF ART)
Departmental Lecturership in the History of Art (late nineteenth century to the present day)
Applications are invited for the three-year fixed-term post of Departmental Lecturer in the History of Art, to start as soon as possible after 1 October 2004.
The person appointed will have research interests in some aspect of art and visual culture from the late nineteenth century to the present, and will be required to contribute particularly to the M.St. degree in the History of Art and Visual Culture, by teaching special option courses, supervising dissertations, examining, and assisting in the teaching of the historiography and methods course. The lecturer will also contribute to the teaching, organisation, and examining of the new undergraduate degree in History of Art (first intake October 2004). Some opportunity for additional tutorial teaching is available. Salary £18,265--£24,121.
Further particulars of the post may be obtained from the Administrator, Modern History Faculty, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BD (telephone: Oxford (2)77253, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), or from the Web site http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.
Applicants should send ten copies of their application (except for overseas candidates, who need only send one) to the Chairman of the Modern History Faculty Board at the above address by Friday, 14 May. Candidates are asked to arrange for three references to be sent to the chairman at the above address by the closing date.
FACULTY OF ORIENTAL STUDIES
Departmental Lecturership in Modern Chinese History
Applications are invited for this fixed-term two-year teaching position in Modern Chinese History, commencing 1 September 2004. The principal duties of the post are to give lectures and classes in Modern Chinese History; to conduct research; and to examine. The post will carry with it an association with Pembroke College. The post will be on the grade A09 departmental lecturers' scale (salary £18,265--£24,121 per annum).
Further particulars, including details of how to apply, should be obtained from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the office of Ms C. Vinnicombe, Secretary to the Board of Oriental Studies, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (fax: Oxford (2)78190, telephone: Oxford (2)78210, e-mail: email@example.com), to whom applications and references should be sent no later than Wednesday, 5 May.
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICE
Appointment of Press Officer (maternity cover, for up to one year)
Could you explain the funding issues affecting the University, make scientific research stories accessible to non-scientists, and handle enquiries from local, national, and international media on a wide range of topics? The University's Press Office is looking for a confident and outgoing communicator to join its team for one year, from 5 July 2004. You will be expected to demonstrate journalistic skills in a range of writing styles, the ability to work on your own initiative---often to tight deadlines---and editing skills for print and Web publications.
Appointment will be made on the academic-related administrative grade 2 scale, although a suitable candidate without relevant experience would be considered at grade 1 (grade 2 salary £21,125--£27,339; grade 1 salary £18,265--£20,311).
The job demands a high degree of motivation and the ability to learn quickly about issues, from admissions policy and spin-out companies, to student funding and general higher education matters. The Press Office is also routinely involved in handling sensitive matters. Some training---largely on the job---will be given as necessary, but you should bring at least one year's professional experience in journalism or public relations as well as a knowledge of current issues in the higher education sector. If you are without relevant Press Office experience, the appointment may be made for a training period at administrative grade 1. Responsibilities would include taking part in the `on-call' weekend duty rota.
Further particulars and details of how to submit applications may be obtained from Melanie Holdak (telephone: Oxford (2)70120, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org). The closing date for receipt of applications is noon on Friday, 7 May, and interviews are to be held on Wednesday, 19 May. Further particulars are also available on http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.
Appointment of Accounts Assistant
Christ Church invites applications for the post of Accounts Assistant, one of a team of three in the Treasury's Accounts Office.
Responsibilities include: the Treasury payroll and staff pensions, dealing with receipts and reconciling bank accounts, managing the college's rents ledger (a specialised form of sales ledger), carrying out regular reconciliations and analyses required for financial purposes, and assisting with the development of management accounting at the departmental and college level.
The successful candidate is likely to have good experience of accounts work, including payroll, in a small or medium-sized organisation, and a sound knowledge of computerised accounting systems. A good grounding in accounting, from study or experience, together with a flair for work with spreadsheets are also necessary.
A salary of around £21,000--£22,000 is available, but the salary offered will be in accordance with experience. Benefits include: five weeks' holiday, rising to six after two years; a sick-pay scheme; free lunches on duty; car parking during working hours; and membership of the Oxford Staff Pension Scheme. Assistance with training towards an accounting qualification may be available.
Interested candidates should contact Wendy Carvey, Treasurer's Administrator, the Treasury, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)76178, e-mail: email@example.com) for further details and an application form.
Christ Church is an equal opportunities employer.
Three-year Stipendiary Lecturership in Law
Exeter College proposes, if there is a suitable candidate, to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Law, tenable from 1 October 2004 until 30 September 2007. The post is strictly temporary, to provide teaching required by the election of Professor Sandra Fredman to a Leverhulme Research Award. The salary will be in the range £19,942--£21,852 per annum depending on experience (subject to review). The successful candidate must be able to teach three or four subjects from the Law Final Honour School and Moderations courses, not including Criminal Law, Contract, and Family Law. At least one of the subjects offered should be for Law Moderations, i.e. Constitutional Law, Roman Law, or Introduction to Law. (The syllabus can be found at: http://denning.law.ox.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses.shtml.) The Lecturer will be required to undertake tutorial or class teaching of undergraduates of the college (or by exchange with other colleges) up to a maximum of twelve hours per week averaged over the three terms of the academic year, to set and mark college examinations, and to participate in the admissions process. In the absence of Mr Jonathan Herring on sabbatical leave, the lecturer will be responsible for the organisation and overseeing of the subject.
Further particulars may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. uk), or from the college Web site, http://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk/news/index.h tm. Letters of application, including a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be sent to the Academic Administrator to arrive not later than 15 May. Referees should be asked to write without request from the college, their letters also to be received by the Academic Administrator not later than the closing date.
Exeter College is an equal opportunities employer.
HARRIS MANCHESTER COLLEGE
Appointment of Domestic Bursar
A vacancy has arisen due to retirement for a Domestic Bursar. The appointment will be on a part-time basis of eighteen to twenty hours a week, with a pensionable salary of £18,000-- £20,000 per annum.
The Domestic Bursar will oversee all aspects of the domestic running of the college. Interpersonal skills are of equal importance to specific experience. It is expected that the person appointed will be elected to an official fellowship of the college.
For further details, contact Judith Nisbet, Academic Administrator, Harris Manchester College, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TD (telephone: Oxford (2)71009, e-mail: email@example.com).
Stipendiary Lecturership in Jurisprudence
Keble College proposes to elect a Stipendiary Lecturer in Jurisprudence with effect from 1 October 2004 for a period of one year. The successful candidate will be expected to give twelve hours of tutorials per week in Land Law and Trusts and at least one other subject (a willingness to teach Jurisprudence would be helpful, but not essential). The lecturer will be entitled to twelve free meals per week at common table. The appointment will be made on the full-time Stipendiary Lecturers scale (£17,839--£21,852).
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees to the Senior Tutor, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG, from whom further particulars may be obtained. The closing date for applications is Monday, 10 May. Candidates should ask their referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor by this date also.
Liddon Non-Stipendiary Research Fellowship in Theology
Keble College proposes to appoint a suitably qualified candidate to a non-stipendiary Liddon Research Fellowship in Theology, for two years from 1 October 2004. The fellow will be a member of the senior common room, and will be entitled to lunch and dinner at the common table, and to free accommodation.
Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a statement of research, and the names of two referees to the Warden's Personal Assistant, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG, from whom further particulars may be obtained. The closing date for applications is Friday, 7 May. Candidates should ask their referees to write directly to the Warden by this date also.
Keble College is an equal opportunities employer.
A.J. Hosier Studentship
The Board of Management of the A.J. Hosier Fund proposes to make election to an A.J. Hosier Studentship which will be tenable at Linacre College for the academic year 2004--5 and will have a maximum value of £4,000. Candidates must be honours graduates of a university in the United Kingdom and be citizens of the UK, and must either have commenced reading or intend to commence reading in October 2004 for an advanced degree at Linacre College in one of the following subjects: (i) husbandry; (ii) agricultural economics or agricultural statistics; (iii) applied agricultural science.
Applications should be made by letter to the Principal, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA. Candidates are asked to submit a curriculum vitae and to ask two referees to write directly to the Principal by the closing date for applications, 31 May.
Reynolds Bequest (one-year non-renewable graduate scholarship)
In accordance with the wishes of the donors and trustees of this bequest, New College proposes to offer a one-year graduate scholarship in Modern Languages from October 2004. It is envisaged that the applicant will be undertaking the Master of Studies degree in Modern Languages. The successful candidate will receive the financial equivalent of an AHRB studentship and the costs of Home/EU university and college fees will be met in full. The candidate will become a member of New College MCR, but there is no necessary assumption that s/he will be supervised by a fellow of the college. The successful candidate will be offered the opportunity of renting a graduate room. It is assumed that candidates, who will be at the beginning of their graduate research, will also be applying to the AHRB for a one-year studentship.
After the closing date for applications a ranking order of candidates will be drawn up, and the highest ranking candidate of the list who proves unsuccessful in applying for these other graduate awards will be awarded the Reynolds Graduate Scholarship. A final decision may only be made after the announcement of the AHRB awards in the late summer.
Applications, providing a curriculum vitae and a brief outline of proposed research, should be submitted to the Admissions Secretary, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN, by Friday, 14 May. Candidates should arrange for two academic referees to send references on their behalf by the same date.
Appointment of Archivist
New College wishes to appoint an archivist with a postgraduate qualification in Archives Management to this senior post from June 2004, on the retirement of Caroline Dalton. This is a part-time post of three days/twenty-one hours per week, under the supervision of the Librarian. The archival holdings are rich and diverse, dating from 1379 to present day, and the person appointed will assume responsibility for both the historic and modern archives of New College. The college Web site provides additional information about the archives: http://www.new.ox.ac.uk/archives.
Salary will be within Senior Librarian Grades 1--2 (currently £18,265--£27,339), pro rata, according to experience; plus pension scheme, SCR membership, and free parking.
The closing date for applications is 3 May, and further particulars are available from the Librarian, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN (telephone: Oxford (2)79580, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Fixed-term Fellowship in Political Theory
Oriel College invites applications for a four year fixed-term Fellowship in Political Theory, with effect from 1 October 2004. The successful candidate will be a member of the governing body of the college. The stipend offered will be on an age-related scale up to a maximum of £25,809. In addition the post-holder will receive other college allowances including, if living out of college, a £5,248 per annum housing allowance and a £1,200 per annum research and book allowance.
The fellow appointed will be required to undertake up to twelve hours' teaching per week, averaged over the academic year, that is the three eight-week terms which comprise the academic year. Of these twelve hours, eight hours will be for the college and four for the Department of Politics and International Relations. The person appointed will be required to teach at least the theory component of Prelims and the core political theory paper and, if possible, another core paper, together with some option papers.
The fellow and tutor in the subject (Dr Mark Philp) is currently Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations and will then have a period of leave. The appointee will work with the college's other PPE tutors.
Further particulars, including information about how to apply, may be obtained from the Academic Registrar, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW. (telephone: Oxford (2)76543, e- mail: email@example.com ), or they may be viewed on the college's Web site, http://www.oriel.ox.ac.uk.
The closing date for applications including references is Thursday, 20 May.
Oriel College and the University are equal opportunities employers.
Appointment of Chaplain
Oriel College is seeking to appoint a Chaplain for a five-year period with effect from 1 October 2004. The post is not renewable. Applications are invited from men and women in Anglican Holy Orders. The person appointed will be required to carry out pastoral work amongst all members of the college and will be responsible for the conduct and oversight of services in the college chapel. The stipend is that of an incumbent of the Church of England in the Oxford Diocese, on the scale £16,800--£18,708 per annum ( subject to any stipend review from 1 April 2004).
Further particulars, including information about how to apply, may be obtained from the Academic Registrar, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW. (telephone: Oxford (2)76543, e- mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), or they may be viewed on the college's Web site, http://www.oriel.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Friday, 21 May. Referees should be asked to write directly to the Academic Registrar by the same date. Applications are required in hard copy. References may be e-mailed or faxed but a hard copy is also required.
Oriel College is an equal opportunities employer.
ST ANNE'S COLLEGE
Appointment of Assistant Dean 2004--5
St Anne's College is seeking to appoint an Assistant Dean for the forthcoming academic year, 2004--5.
The two Assistant Deans support the Dean (a fellow of the college) in enforcing the rules and regulations of the college and in ensuring the general safety and welfare of its members. The post is residential and will involve evening and weekend duties.
Applicants will normally be expected to be a graduate student engaged in research. The post is offered from 1 September for one year with possibility of renewal.
Benefits include: single accommodation, provided free of charge (one bedroom flat); SCR membership; breakfast and seven main meals per week on high table during ten weeks of Full Term; during vacation, two lunches per week excepting closure periods; and offer of stakeholder pension scheme. The salary is £2,566 per annum (subject to the University annual cost-of-living adjustment).
Further particulars may be obtained from the Fellows' Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74840) to whom letters of application should be sent, together with a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees. If the applicant is already a member of the University reading for a postgraduate degree, one of the referees should be the applicant's university supervisor. The closing date is Friday, 7 May.
ST HUGH'S COLLEGE
Appointment of Bursar
St Hugh's College intends to elect a Bursar to take office in September 2004. The Bursar is the college's chief administrative officer, responsible to the governing body for the college's finances, non-academic staff, site and buildings, and domestic operation. The Bursar plays a central strategic and managerial role in college affairs. This is an exciting and challenging role at the heart of one of the University's largest colleges.
The Bursar will be a fellow of the college. Salary will be on the scale £45,000-- £55,000 per annum.
Further information is available on the college Web site
(http://www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk), or from the Principal's Secretary, St Hugh's College, St Margaret's Road, Oxford OX2 6LE (e-mail: email@example.com, telephone: Oxford (2)74910). The closing date for applications is 14 May.
ST JOHN'S COLLEGE
Supernumerary Teaching Fellowship in English
St John's College invites applications from suitably qualified men and women for a five-year fixed-term Supernumerary Teaching Fellowship in English (without membership of the governing body), with effect from 1 October 2004. The person elected will be required to teach undergraduates up to ten hours each week during full term, and to take a significant part in the organisation of teaching English in St John's and the associated joint schools. He or she will also be expected to share pastoral duties and to participate in the undergraduate admissions process. The election to the fellowship will be for one year in the first instance, renewable subject to a satisfactory report on the specified duties. No duties are required for the University, and the approval of the college must be sought before any are undertaken.
Further particulars are available from the Academic Administrator, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) and from the college Web site
(http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk). Applications (original plus five copies), in the form of a letter and a curriculum vitae, should be sent to the Academic Administrator at the above address and must include the names, addresses and e-mail addresses of three referees. Applicants should ask their referees to write directly to the Academic Administrator. Applications and references should reach the Academic Administrator no later than Wednesday, 28 April.
ST PETER'S COLLEGE
Appointment of Deputy Bursar
St Peter's College invites applications for the post of Deputy Bursar with responsibility for daily operational matters in support of the Bursar. This senior administrative position will suit those with an interest in the higher education sector and experience of facilities management, health and safety, HR, and the supervision of annual budgets.
St Peter's College is a community of about 500 students and 100 fellows, lecturers, and administrative staff, and has a thriving residential conference business. The post offers an attractive salary, contributory pension and healthcare schemes, thirty days' annual holiday, and membership of the senior common room, with meals provided free of charge.
Further particulars are available on the college Web site
(http://www.spc.ox.ac.uk), or from Mrs Jan McCallum, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL (telephone: Oxford (2)78873, e-mail: email@example.com), to whom applications should be sent by 30 April.
Appointment of Junior Dean
Applications are invited for the post of Junior Dean at St Peter's College, to be held from 1 October 2004. The Junior Dean assists the Dean in enforcing the rules and regulations of the college and in ensuring the general safety and welfare of its members.
The Junior Dean will be a member of the senior common room, with full dining rights. It is also expected that as a postgraduate student he or she will be a member of the middle common room. In order to assist his or her participation in the life of the college, the Junior Dean will be provided with accommodation free of charge and an entertainment allowance. The post is offered for one year in the first instance with the possibility of renewal for up to two further years or until his or her postgraduate course comes to an end, whichever is the sooner. The stipend will be £1,500 per annum.
Further particulars may be obtained from the college Web site
(http://www.spc.ox.ac.uk). Letters of application, together with a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees, should be sent to the College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL (telephone: Oxford (2)78864, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org), by Friday, 7 May.
Applicants are asked to arrange for their referees to send references directly to the College Secretary by the closing date. If the applicant is already a member of the University reading for a postgraduate degree, one of the referees should be the applicant's university supervisor.
Appointment of Chaplain
St Peter's College is seeking to appoint to the post of Chaplain, tenable from 1 October 2004. The post is open to women and men in holy orders in any province of the Anglican Communion. The requirement is for about fifteen hours of liturgical and pastoral duty per week during university terms, with considerable flexibility available. The college has a fine Victorian chapel and an excellent choir. Single accommodation in college (or an allowance of £3,800 per annum in lieu), membership of the senior common room (including all meals free of charge), and reasonable expenses of office would be provided. The term of appointment is negotiable, and could be for a single academic year if the appointee is on leave or sabbatical from a longer term appointment.
Further particulars are available from the college Web site
(http://www.spc.ox.ac.uk), or from the Master, The Revd Professor Bernard Silverman FRS, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL (e-mail: email@example.com), to whom applications should be sent by 13 May.
St Peter's college is an equal opportunities employer.
Stipendiary Lecturership in Philosophy
Somerville College invites applications for the post of Stipendiary Lecturer in Philosophy, for two years starting in October 2004. The lecturer will be required to provide an annual average of ten or twelve hours' teaching a week during the three Full Terms (each lasting eight weeks) of the academic year, and to help with the organisation of philosophy teaching and with the admission of new students.
The stipend will be on point one (c.£17,000 for twelve hours' teaching per week) or point two (c.£18,000), pay review pending, on an incremental scale, depending on experience.
The lecturer will have the use of a teaching room in college and will be a member of the senior common room. He or she will be entitled to a number of meals in college during full term.
Further particulars are available from the College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: Oxford (2)70619, fax: (2)70620). The closing date for applications is 7 May.
Somerville College is committed to achieving equal opportunities.
Fixed-Term College Lecturership in Politics
Trinity College invites applications for a Fixed-term College Lecturership in Politics. The successful candidate will be required to teach six hours per week for Trinity College during full term and to play an active part in the organisation of the subject, including help with admissions. The appointment will be for a fixed period of one year from 1 October 2004.
Candidates should have an excellent educational background, with a good first degree and, preferably, a doctorate in Politics and the ability to teach high-achieving and challenging undergraduates via college tutorials in the required subjects. The successful candidate must be able to teach the Political Institutions section of the first-year paper Introduction to Politics, and teaching for one, preferably two, of the following four final year optional papers: Comparative Government, British Politics and Government in the Twentieth Century, International Relations and Political Sociology, is also required.
Further particulars are available from http://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk. A curriculum vitae, with details of career and research and teaching experience should be sent by regular mail to the Academic Administrator, Trinity College, Oxford OX1 3BH by Thursday, 20 May. Candidates are also requested to ask two referees to write in support of their application directly to the Academic Administrator, Mrs Annabel Ownsworth, (telephone: Oxford (2)79910, e-mail: email@example.com), by the closing date. Interviews will take place on Friday, 28 May.
Trinity College is an equal opportunities employer.
Stipendiary Lecturership in Modern British History
University College proposes to appoint a fixed-term stipendiary lecturer for one academic year from 1 October 2004. The lecturer will be required to teach nine hours a week averaged over three terms. S/he will also be required to take a full part in the administration of the subject, including admissions.
The lecturer must be able to teach papers in two of the following areas: eighteenth-, nineteenth-, or twentieth-century British history. It would be an advantage to be able to contribute to teaching papers in historical method.
The salary will be on the stipendiary lecturers' scale, £17,839--£21,852. The lecturer will have a teaching room in college and will be entitled to the common table (lunch and dinner except Wednesday lunch-times, when there is a meeting).
Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three referees, should be sent to the Senior Tutor, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH, by Wednesday, 12 May. Candidates should ask their referees to write direct to the Senior Tutor or e-mail their references to firstname.lastname@example.org by that date. Interviews will be held in the week beginning Monday, 17 May.
University College is an equal opportunities employer.
Fellowship in Neurophysiology
Wadham College proposes to appoint to a Fellowship by Special Election in Neurophysiology. The fellow will provide three hours' teaching per week (averaged over the academic year) and will assist the Tutors in Medicine and Psychology by arranging additional tuition in neuroscience as necessary. The fellow may be asked on occasion to help with the selection of students for admission.
It is expected that candidates will already be supported by a substantive research post in a department of the Medical School in the University.
The fellowship will be tenable from 1 October 2004, in the first instance until 30 September 2005; and thereafter (subject to satisfactory reports) until 30 September 2008. There will be a stipend of £2,739.75 (at current rates) and allowances for research expenses (£750 per annum) and entertainment of students (£280). The fellow will have a share of a teaching room in college, if required, and will be entitled to lunch and dinner at common table. He or she will be a member of the college's governing gody.
Further particulars may be obtained from the college Web site
(http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk/staff/vaca ncies) or from the Registrar (e-mail: email@example.com, telephone: Oxford (2)77946). Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Goss (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org) or Professor Passingham (e-mail: email@example.com). Applications should reach the Senior Tutor no later than Wednesday, 5 May. Applicants should ask their referees to ensure that references arrive by the same date.
Wadham College is an equal opportunities employer.
Laycock Graduate Studentship in Egyptology
Worcester College invites applications for a Laycock Studentship, of the value of £6,000 per annum, tenable for a period of up to three years from 1 October 2004. Applicants must hold a first degree, or an advanced degree by examination, of Oxford University by the end of the 2003--4 academic year.
Application forms and further particulars can be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Jane Gover, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, telephone: Oxford (2)78342). The closing date for completed applications is Friday, 21 May. Applicants should ask two academic referees to send references to arrive by the same date.
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Professorship of Engineering (1875)
The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Engineering (1875) invite applications from candidates whose research falls within the field of Engineering for the Life Sciences. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up appointment on 1 September 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter.
The professor will be expected to provide leadership for existing bio-engineering research in the department, develop the department's research portfolio engineering for the life sciences, and foster links with other faculties and departments with complementary research programmes.
The appointment will be subject to the statutes and ordinances of the University of Cambridge. The university is committed to equality of opportunity.
Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TT (e-mail: email@example.com), to whom a letter of application, marked `Confidential', including details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, and a publications list should be sent, together with the names of two referees, so as to reach him not later than Friday, 7 May.
Informal enquiries can be made to Professor K. Glover, Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ (telephone: 01223 332617, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Professorship of Medical Genetics
The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Medical Genetics invites applications for this professorship from candidates working within the field, to take up appointment on 1 October 2005.
The appointment will be subject to the statutes and ordinances of the University of Cambridge. The university is committed to equality of opportunity.
The annual pensionable stipend for a professor with clinical responsibility is £70,715 (under review).
Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (e-mail: email@example.com) to whom a letter of application, marked `Confidential', including details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, and a publications list should be sent, together with the names of two referees, so as to reach him not later than Monday, 17 May. Informal enquiries may be directed to Professor Sir Keith Peters (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Directorship of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning
Applications are invited for the Directorship of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up appointment as soon as possible.
The Director, as Head of the Institute of Continuing Education and the principal professional officer of the University's Council for Lifelong Learning, has a key leadership and managerial role, which requires considerable personal stature, academic vision, and the ability to think and plan strategically. The post may be tenable concurrently with a professorship for a candidate of the necessary academic standing.
The current pensionable stipend is £64,242 and an attractive recruitment package will be offered.
The appointment will be subject to the statutes and ordinances of the University of Cambridge. The university is committed to equality of opportunity.
Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge, CB2 1TT (e-mail: email@example.com), to whom a letter of application and a curriculum vitae should be sent, together with the names of three referees, so as to reach him not later than 19 May.
Further information is available at http://www.cont-ed.cam.ac.uk.
CHRIST'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE
Robert Owen Bishop Research Scholarship in History
Christ's College, Cambridge, is offering a one-year Research Scholarship in History, designed to support scholars at an early stage of their research career. The scholarship may be used to support a year of pre-Ph.D. independent study either before or after an M.Phil. degree in History. Previous scholars have used the award for learning a language or mastering an adjacent scholarly field, and the Fund Managers will give priority to candidates of this character. However, the scholarship is also available to provide partial assistance to candidates for M.Phil. degrees in the Faculty of History at Cambridge.
The scholarship is open to graduates of any university. They must have received their first degree by August 2004 and not have graduated earlier than June 2003. Holders must become members of Christ's College. The scholarship is worth £7,500. It also pays up to £1,500 as a supplementary allowance for maintenance, research, or fees.
Application forms and further details may be obtained from the Fellows' Secretary, Christ's College, Cambridge CB2 3BU. Completed application forms should be returned to the same address by 1 July.
Friday 23 April
INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard'—Programme 3, 9.30 a.m.; `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m.; and `Presentation skills practice', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).
Sunday 25 April
TRINITY FULL TERM begins.
THE REVD CANON JOHN FENTON preaches the St Mark's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.
Monday 26 April
STUDY-DAY: `Civil society, violence, and reconciliation: sociology, history, anthropology', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–5.15 p.m.
INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Leadership—what it means to lead a team', 12.45 p.m. (see information above).
J.-L. LEUTRAT: `Jean-Daniel Pollet: Bassae, Méditerranée' (lecture series: `Les cinéastes de la "modernité" en France'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.
Tuesday 27 April
DR G. BOOCH : `The limits of software (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.
MR D. ODDSSON (Prime Minister of Iceland): `Outside the EU: the case of Iceland', Tanner Room, Linacre College, 5 p.m. (admission by tickets, obtainable from the Vice- Chancellor's office: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR P. FORREST: `Developmental realism—an overview' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `From pure will to unbounded love'), Schools, 5 p.m.
J. GARCIA: `A systematic review about young people's relationships, led by students and teachers at a secondary school' (seminar series: `Evidence-based practice'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.
J. BROWN: `Bartók and the grotesque body' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.
Wednesday 28 April
G. MANDELBROTE: `John Evelyn as an annotator of books' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (admission free).
PROFESSOR A. KUHARSKI: `Efficacious acts: Greek tragedy in Polish theatre' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Auditorium, Magdalen, 2.15 p.m. (for further information e-mail: email@example.com).
MARIO VARGAS LLOSA (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `The divine stenographer' (lecture series: `The tempation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR G. FLEMING: `Photons and femtoseconds. The amazing effectiveness of the initial steps of photosynthesis' (Greg Watson Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.
DR G. SHAW: `In or out? South Asia and a global history of the book' (D.F. McKenzie Lecture), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR P. FORREST: `The classical versus the "neo-classical" conception of God' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `From pure will to unbounded love'), Schools, 5 p.m.
LORD SKIDELSKY: `Economics' (`Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: problems and methods in biography'), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR JOHN BELL: `Will genomics change Oslerian medicine?' (inaugural Annual Osler Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 6 p.m.
PROFESSOR A. BALABAN: `Mourning a father lost: a kibbutz childhood remembered' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.
Thursday 29 April
INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection—follow-up sessions', 9.30 a.m.; `Briefing for research supervisors, group leaders, and administrators', 12.30 p.m.; and `Reruitment and selection for those involved in academic appointments', 2 p.m. (see information above).
DR U. NATARAJAN: `Romantic Philosophy: Coleridge, Shelley, Hazlitt', Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 12 noon.
DR G. SHAW: `Beware of archives!: reconstructing South Asian book history from the India Office records' (D.F. McKenzie Seminar), History of the Book Room, St Cross Building, 12 noon.
DR K. TRIGWELL: `Cross-disciplinary collegiality, teaching–research relations, and student learning at the University of Oxford' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), History of Art Lecture Room, Level 2, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
PROFESSOR D. SHERRATT: `A bug's life' (Royal Society Leeuwenhoek Lecture), University Museum of Natural History, 4.30 p.m.
PROFESSOR R. REICH and PROFESSOR R. SENNETT: `Work and welfare in the twenty-first century' (Transatlantic dialogues in public policy), Rothermere American Institute, 4.30 p.m.
J. WHITELEY: `Turner and France' (lecture series: `Turner and Napoleon'), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR P. FORREST: `The divine motives' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `From pure will to unbounded love'), Schools, 5 p.m.
DR A. ROSES: `Applications of genetic variance in discovering, developing, and prescribing medicines' (Nuffield Trust Green College Lectures: `The new genomics: genetics and human health'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.
ANTHONY MARWOOD, CAROLINE WOLFF, TOBY APPEL, and COLIN CARR perform Mozart's Divertimento for string trio, K.563, and Beethoven's Quartet in A minor, op. 132, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the porters' lodge).
Friday 30 April
PROFESSOR ANTHONY LEGGETT: `Does the everyday world really obey quantum mechanics?' (Cherwell–Simon Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.
T.J. MURIS (Chairman, US Federal Trade Commission): `Current issues in competition and consumer policy: an international perspective', All Souls, 5 p.m.
DR J. BENNET: `Archaeologies of Homer' (Marett Memorial Lecture), Saskatchewan Lecture Room, Exeter, 5 p.m.
DR BILL PARK: `Turkey, the Kurds of Iraq, and the US; three sides of a triangular relationship' (Programme on Contemporary Turkey lecture), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR C. SEYMOUR-URE lectures in the Reuters Foundation Programme lecture series: `Media and Politics', Nuffield, 5 p.m.
OLIVIER DUTHEILLET DE LAMOTHE: `Evolution of European social policy since 1957', Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.
Sunday 2 May
THE REVD DR GILES FRASER preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.
Monday 3 May
J.-L. LEUTRAT: `Jean-Daniel Pollet: Dieu sait quoi, Trois jours en Grèce' (lecture series: `Les cinéastes de la "modernité" en France'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.
Tuesday 4 May
PROFESSOR J. JACKSON AND DR D. SAROOSHI: `State sovereignty and international economic law', Old Library, All Souls, 10 a.m.
W. ST CLAIR: `The Abinger papers: the biography of a family' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m. (admission free).
INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Assertiveness'—day 1, 2 p.m. (see information above).
PROFESSOR P. MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The End of the Poem: "Welsh Incident" by Robert Graves, "A Failure" by C. Day Lewis, and "Keeping Going" by Seamus Heaney', Schools, 5 p.m.
DR K. SCOTT: `A model book for Nicholas de Lyra's Postilla litteralis' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Suppleatur per ymaginacionem: exceptional images in later medieval English manuscripts'), Schools, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR P. FORREST: `The existence of the primordial God' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `From pure will to unbounded love'), Schools, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR R. SENNETT: `Work' (lecture series: `The new culture of capitalism'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR J. STIGLITZ: first of two Tanner Lectures in Human Values, Schools, 5 p.m.
A. GRANT: `Reliving the creative process: self-analysis and compositional principles in Cross Currents' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.
SEAMUS HEANEY and PAUL MULDOON: poetry-reading, Sheldonian, 7.30 p.m. (tickets, £1, on sale at the Sheldonian, 10.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m., today only).
Wednesday 5 May
INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Servicing committees', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).
PROFESSOR P. FORREST: `God changes' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `From pure will to unbounded love'), Schools, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR J. STIGLITZ: second of two Tanner Lectures in Human Values, Schools, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR H. LEE: `Literature' (`Oxford Dictionary of National Biography: problems and methods in biography'), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR D. PENSLAR: `Is Israel a colonial state? Reflections on the relationship between Zionism, colonialism, and post-colonialism' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.
PROFESSOR SIR CHRISTOPHER FRAYLING: `Museum without walls: the image of the museum in movies' (Friends of the Pitt Rivers Museum Beatrice Blackwood Lecture), Saïd Business School, 7 p.m.
Thursday 6 May
INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Listening skills'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).
DR G. HAGE: `structure and culture in researching the transnational family', Boardroom, Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (58 Banbury Road), 2 p.m.
PROFESSOR J. BETTENCOURT and DR G. LOCK: `Machiavelli's Prince and the Machiavelliana (adventures of Machiavelli's Prince in comparison with his other major political writings, 1532--1900)', Lecture Room, 10 Merton Street, 2.15 p.m.
PROFESSOR A. DAVIES: `Comparing languages in the heroic age' (James Bryce Memorial Lecture), Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville, 5 p.m.
PROFESSOR A. KULL: `James Barr Ames and the early modern history of the law of restitution' (Astor Lecture), Lecture Room 1, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.
DR K. SCOTT: `The enigma of All Souls MS 10' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `Suppleatur per ymaginacionem: exceptional images in later medieval English manuscripts'), Schools, 5 p.m.
M. LEISERACH: `An Englishman's reaction to the Napoleonic Wars: J.M.W. Turner' (lecture series: `Turner and Napoleon'), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, 5 p.m.
SCOTT MANDELBROTE: `The Letter of Aristeas and its meaning for early modern scholarship' (Grinfield Lectures on the Septuagint: `Critics and controversies: early modern debates about the meaning of the Septuagint'), Schools, 5 p.m.
L. GOLDMAN, B. YOUNG, AND A.S. BELL: `Sir Leslie Stephen as scholar, thinker, and editor' (Pre-publication seminars: `The Dictionary of National Biography past, present, and future'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.
J. CÉARD: `Variété et monstruosité: la difficile synthèse d'Ulisse Aldrovandi', Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.
MARIO VARGAS LLOSA (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `The dark vein of destiny' (lecture series: `The tempation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m.