Oxford University Gazette: 22 January 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4683: 22 January 2004

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


Changes in Regulations

Council, on the recommendation of the Personnel Committee, has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 6 February 2004.

Postgraduate Clinical Tutors

In Sect. VII. V. of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning Academic and Other Posts (Statutes, 2000, p. 528, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002 (Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461)), delete § 7 and insert:

`§ 7. Title of Postgraduate Clinical Tutor

On the recommendation of the Director for Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education, and under arrangements approved by the Medical Sciences Board, the title of Postgraduate Clinical Tutor without stipend may be conferred upon any appropriately qualified individual who provides educational leadership in hospitals associated with the University in Oxford and the surrounding region.'

[This change renames the title `District Clinical Tutor' as `Postgraduate Clinical Tutor', the title `District' being inappropriate now the posts are no longer attached to NHS District General Hospitals, to emphasise that such Clinical Tutors have a particular responsibility for postgraduate training.]


Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in Regulations to come into effect on 6 February 2004.

(a) Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology

1 In Council Regulations 45 of 2002, concerning the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology (Gazette, Vol. 133, pp. 512–13), delete Regulations 2.(1) and 2.(2) and substitute:

`2.(1) The Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum shall be:

(a) the Vice-Chancellor;

(b) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections);

(c) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(d), (e) two persons appointed by the Humanities Board;

(f) a person appointed by the Life and Environmental Sciences Board;

(g)–(i) three members of Congregation elected by Congregation;

(j)–(p) seven persons appointed by Council, after consultation with the chairman and vice-chairman of the Visitors, who shall not when they are appointed be the holders of any teaching, research, or administrative post in the University or in any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall.

(2) The Vice-Chancellor, in consultation with the Visitors, shall appoint a chairman from among the members under (j)–(p) in paragraph (1) above and a vice-chairman from among the members under (d)–(i).'

2 Ibid., delete Regulation 2.(4) and substitute:

`(4) Members under (d)–(p) above shall hold office as Visitors for four years and shall be re-eligible for one further period of office only.'

3 Ibid., delete Regulation 20 and substitute:

`20. The committee shall consist of:

(1)–(3) three persons appointed by the Visitors from among the members under (d)–(i) in regulation 2.(2) above;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by the Visitors from among the members under (j)–(p) above.'

[This change in regulations, made on the recommendation of the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum, and with the concurrence of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections), increases the number of the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum by one further external member and one further member of Congregation in order to extend the range of expertise represented on the board whilst retaining the balance between internal and external members.]

(b) Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents Support Fund

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 606, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert new § 43 as follows and renumber existing §§ 43--384 (pp. 606--756) as §§ 44--385:

`§ 43. Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents Support Fund

1. The benefaction from the Greek Ministry of Culture, which comprises 300,000 Euros over four years, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents Support Fund (`the Fund').

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund towards the cost of supporting and running the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents (`the Objects').

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Classics Faculty Board.

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

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Classics, follow the extremely generous benefaction of the Greek Ministry of Culture and establish a trust fund for the support of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, a research unit of the Faculty of Classics.]

(c) The Sinclair and Rachel Hood Lecturership in Aegean Prehistory

In Part 2 of Council Regulations 25 of 2002 (Statutes, 2000, p. 727, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 14 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert new § 328 as follows and renumber existing §§ 328--4 (pp. 727--56) as §§ 329--85:

`§ 328. Sinclair and Rachel Hood Trust Fund for a Lecturership in Aegean Prehistory

1. The benefaction from a number of donors, which comprises £393,950, together with any further donations for this purpose, shall be known as the Sinclair and Rachel Hood Trust Fund for a Lecturership in Aegean Prehistory (`the Fund').

2. The University shall retain all of the Fund as permanent endowment and shall apply the net income of the Fund towards funding the Sinclair and Rachel Hood Lecturership in Aegean Prehistory (`the Objects').

3. The administration of the Fund, and the application of its capital and income, shall be the responsibility of the Humanities Divisional Board and Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Board.

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

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Board of the Faculty of Classics and the Committee for the School of Archaelology, follow various generous benefactions and establish a trust fund for the support of the Sinclair and Rachel Hood Lecturership in Aegean Prehistory which is 50 per cent on the establishment of the Humanities Division (Classics Faculty) and 50 per cent on the establishment of Life and Environmental Sciences Divsion (School of Archaeology).]


Register of Congregation

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

Allwright, D.J., MA status, Somerville

Edwards, P., St Catherine's

Finglass, P.J., BA, All Souls

Hacker, B., BA, All Souls

Mattli, W., St John's

Mills, C., Nuffield

Morrison, A.S., BA, All Souls

Nelson, G.A., MA, D.Phil., St Anne's

Perkins, J., BA, All Souls

Stapleton, B.J., D.Phil., Balliol

Thirlwell, A.S., BA, All Souls

Thonemann, P.J., BA, All Souls

White, D.S., Kellogg College

Williams, J.M.G., MA, M.Sc., D.Phil., D.Sc., Linacre

Woolfe, P.J., BA, All Souls


For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 6 February 2004, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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

  • *CONGREGATION 19 February 2004
    • *Election: Botanic Garden, Visitors of the
  • *CONGREGATION 24 February 2004 2 p.m.
    • *Voting on legislative proposal: Eldon Law Scholarship Fund
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies



The following regulations relating to the use of the University's IT facilities are made by the ICT Committee with the approval of Council. They may also be found at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/196-052.shtml.

ICTC Regulations 1 of 2002

Made by the ICTC on 6 June 2002

Approved by Council on 24 July 2002, and as amended with effect from 17 October 2003

1. In these regulations, unless the context requires otherwise, `college' means any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall or any other institution designated by Council by regulation as being permitted to present candidates for matriculation.

2. University IT and network facilities are provided for use in accordance with the following policy set by Council:

(1) The University provides computer facilities and access to its computer networks only for purposes directly connected with the work of the University and the colleges and with the normal academic activities of their members.

(2) Individuals have no right to use university facilities for any other purpose.

(3) The University reserves the right to exercise control over all activities employing its computer facilities, including examining the content of users' data, such as e-mail, where that is necessary:

(a) for the proper regulation of the University's facilities;

(b) in connection with properly authorised investigations in relation to breaches or alleged breaches of provisions in the University's statutes and regulations, including these regulations; or

(c) to meet legal requirements.

(4) Such action will be undertaken only in accordance with these regulations.

3. These regulations govern all use of university IT and network facilities, whether accessed by university property or otherwise.

4. Use is subject at all times to such monitoring as may be necessary for the proper management of the network, or as may be specifically authorised in accordance with these regulations.

5. (1) Persons may make use of university facilities only with proper authorisation.

(2) `Proper authorisation' in this context means prior authorisation by the appropriate officer, who shall be the Director of Oxford University Computing Services (`OUCS') or his or her nominated deputy in the case of services under the supervision of OUCS, or the nominated college or departmental officer in the case of services provided by a college or department.

(3) Any authorisation is subject to compliance with the University's statutes and regulations, including these regulations, and will be considered to be terminated by any breach or attempted breach of these regulations.

6. (1) Authorisation will be specific to an individual.

(2) Any password, authorisation code, etc. given to a user will be for his or her use only, and must be kept secure and not disclosed to or used by any other person.

7. Users are not permitted to use university IT or network facilities for any of the following:

(1) any unlawful activity;

(2) the creation, transmission, storage, downloading, or display of any offensive, obscene, indecent, or menacing images, data, or other material, or any data capable of being resolved into such images or material, except in the case of the use of the facilities for properly supervised research purposes when that use is lawful and when the user has obtained prior written authority for the particular activity from the head of his or her department or the chairman of his or her faculty board (or, if the user is the head of a department or the chairman of a faculty board, from the head of his or her division);

(3) the creation, transmission, or display of material which is designed or likely to harass another person in breach of the University's Code of Practice on Harassment;

(4) the creation or transmission of defamatory material about any individual or organisation;

(5) the sending of any e-mail that does not correctly identify the sender of that e-mail or attempts to disguise the identity of the computer from which it was sent;

(6) the sending of any message appearing to originate from another person, or otherwise attempting to impersonate another person;

(7) the transmission, without proper authorisation, of e-mail to a large number of recipients, unless those recipients have indicated an interest in receiving such e-mail, or the sending or forwarding of e-mail which is intended to encourage the propagation of copies of itself;

(8) the creation or transmission of or access to material in such a way as to infringe a copyright, moral right, trade mark, or other intellectual property right;

(9) private profit, except to the extent authorised under the user's conditions of employment or other agreement with the University or a college; or commercial purposes without specific authorisation;

(10) gaining or attempting to gain unauthorised access to any facility or service within or outside the University, or making any attempt to disrupt or impair such a service;

(11) the deliberate or reckless undertaking of activities such as may result in any of the following:

(a) the waste of staff effort or network resources, including time on any system accessible via the university network;

(b) the corruption or disruption of other users' data;

(c) the violation of the privacy of other users;

(d) the disruption of the work of other users;

(e) the introduction or transmission of a virus into the network;

(12) activities not directly connected with employment, study, or research in the University or the colleges (excluding reasonable and limited use for social and recreational purposes where not in breach of these regulations or otherwise forbidden) without proper authorisation.

8. Software and computer-readable datasets made available on the university network may be used only subject to the relevant licensing conditions, and, where applicable, to the Code of Conduct published by the Combined Higher Education Software Team (`CHEST').

9. Users shall treat as confidential any information which may become available to them through the use of such facilities and which is not clearly intended for unrestricted dissemination; such information shall not be copied, modified, disseminated, or used either in whole or in part without the permission of the person or body entitled to give it.

10. (1) No user may use IT facilities to hold or process data relating to a living individual save in accordance with the provisions of current data protection legislation (which in most cases will require the prior consent of the individual or individuals whose data are to be processed).

(2) Any person wishing to use IT facilities for such processing is required to inform the University Data Protection Officer in advance and to comply with any guidance given concerning the manner in which the processing may be carried out. 11. Any person responsible for the administration of any university or college computer or network system, or otherwise having access to data on such a system, shall comply with the provisions of the `Statement of IT Security and Privacy Policy', as published by the ICT Committee from time to time. 12. Users shall at all times endeavour to comply with guidance issued from time to time by OUCS to assist with the management and efficient use of the network. 13. Connection of computers, whether college, departmental, or privately owned, to the university network is subject to the following additional conditions:

(1) (a) Computers connected to the university network may use only network identifiers which follow the University's naming convention, and are registered with OUCS.

(b) In particular all such names must be within the domain .ox.ac.uk.

(c) Any exception to this must be authorised by the Director of OUCS, and may be subject to payment of a licence fee.

(2) (a) The administrators of computers connected to the university network are responsible for ensuring their security against unauthorised access, participation in `denial of service' attacks, etc.

(b) The University may temporarily bar access to any computer or sub-network that appears to pose a danger to the security or integrity of any system or network, either within or outside Oxford, or which, through a security breach, may bring disrepute to the University.

(3) (a) Providers of any service must take all reasonable steps to ensure that that service does not cause an excessive amount of traffic on the University's internal network or its external network links.

(b) The University may bar access at any time to computers which appear to cause unreasonable consumption of network resources.

(4) (a) Hosting Web pages on computers connected to the university network is permitted subject to the knowledge and consent of the department or college responsible for the local resources, but providers of any such Web pages must endeavour to comply with guidelines published by OUCS or other relevant authorities.

(b) It is not permitted to offer commercial services through Web pages supported through the university network, or to provide `home-page' facilities for any commercial organisation, except with the permission of the Director of OUCS; this permission may require the payment of a licence fee.

(5) Participation in distributed file-sharing networks is not permitted, except in the case of the use of the facilities for properly authorised academic purposes when that use is lawful and when the user:

(a) in the case of services under the supervision of OUCS, has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Director of OUCS or his or her nominated deputy that the user has obtained prior written authority for the particular activity from the head of his or her department or the chairman of his or her faculty board; or

(b) in the case of services provided by a college or department, has demonstrated to the satisfaction of the nominated college or departmental officer that the user has obtained prior written authority for the particular activity from the head of that college or department.

(6) (a) No computer connected to the university network may be used to give any person who is not a member or employee of the University or its colleges access to any network services outside the department or college where that computer is situated.

(b) Certain exceptions may be made, for example, for members of other UK universities, official visitors to a department or college, or those paying a licence fee.

(c) Areas of doubt should be discussed with the Registration Manager at OUCS. 14. (1) If a user is thought to be in breach of any of the University's statutes or regulations, including these regulations, he or she shall be reported to the appropriate officer who may recommend to the appropriate university or college authority that proceedings be instituted under either or both of university and college disciplinary procedures.

(2) Access to facilities may be withdrawn under section 46 of Statute XI pending a determination, or may be made subject to such conditions as the Proctors or the Registrar (as the case may be) shall think proper in the circumstances.

Examining Users' Data

15. All staff of an IT facility who are given privileged access to information available through that facility must respect the privacy and security of any information, not clearly intended for unrestricted dissemination, that becomes known to them by any means, deliberate or accidental. 16. (1) System Administrators (i.e. those responsible for the management, operation, or maintenance of computer systems) have the right to access users' files and examine network traffic, but only if necessary in pursuit of their role as System Administrators.

(2) They must endeavour to avoid specifically examining the contents of users' files without proper authorisation. 17. (1) If it is necessary for a System Administrator to inspect the contents of a user's files, the procedure set out in paragraphs (2)--(5) below must be followed.

(2) Normally, the user's permission should be sought.

(3) Should such access be necessary without seeking the user's permission, it should, wherever possible, be approved by an appropriate authority prior to inspection.

(4) If it has not been possible to obtain prior permission, any access should be reported to the user or to an appropriate authority as soon as possible.

(5) For the purposes of these regulations `appropriate authority' is defined as follows:

(a) in the case of any university-owned system, whether central or departmental: if the files belong to a student member, the Proctors; if the files belong to any member of the University other than a student member, the Registrar or his or her nominee; or, if the files belong to an employee who is not a member of the University, the head of the department, college, or other unit to which the employee is responsible, or the head's delegated representative;

(b) in the case of a departmental system, either those named in (a) above, or, in all circumstances, the head of department or his or her delegated representative;

(c) in the case of a college system, the head of the college or his or her delegated representative.


It has been decided that any former member of Congregation over the age of seventy-five who is resident in Oxford may continue to receive the Gazette, if he or she so wishes, on application in writing to the Information Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Such applications must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year.


Faculty of Music

Friday, 6 February. THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA (conductor Jason Lai) performs John Adams, The Chairman Dances; Britten, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; and Sibelius, Symphony No. 5 in E flat, Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (Ticket information to be published later.)

Saturday, 7 February. OXFORD PHILOMUSICA conducting masterclass, with Alan Hazeldine, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty (admission free).

Sunday, 8 February. CANZONA, with Peter Harvey, baritone, perform works by Campra, de Brossard, Marais, and Couperin, the Auditorium, Magdalen, 8.15 p.m. (Admission at the door: £15 full price, £6 students, £2 Oxford music students. Open rehearsal, 2.30–4.30 p.m.)

Monday, 9 February. CANZONA and Peter Harvey: lunchtime workshop, the Auditorium, Magdalen, 12 noon–2 p.m. (open to students of the University; to participate, e-mail: david.skinner@magd.ox.ac.uk).

Thursday, 12 February. THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS performs music by Charpentier and Purcell, Holywell Music Room, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 available in advance from `In Oxford Shop', tel. 248774).

Friday, 13 February. THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS (with Kate Semmens, soloist) performs music by Charpentier and Purcell, New College Ante-Chapel, 1.15 p.m. (tickets £2/£1 at the door).

Saturday, 14 February. THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS performs music by Charpentier and Purcell, New College Chapel, 8.30 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 available in advance from `In Oxford Shop', tel. 248774).

Friday, 20 February. MARIE-BERNADETTE DUFOURCET: masterclass on the nineteenth- and twentieth-century French organ repertoire, the chapel, Exeter, 10 a.m–12 noon and 2–4 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

Tuesday, 24 February. THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY SINFONIETTA (conductor Benjamin Winters) performs works by Paul Patterson, James MacMillan, Boyce, and Alberto Ginastera, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (Ticket information to be published later.)

Saturday, 28 February. BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: Hands On—an opportunity for visitors to try some of the instruments in the collection, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (tel. for further information: (2)78139).

Saturday, 28 February. THE OXFORD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (conductor John Beswick) performs music by Tchaikovsky, Nielsen, and Hindemith, Sheldonian, 8.30 p.m. (Ticket information to be published later.)

Monday, 1 March. THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY WIND ORCHESTRA (conductor James Hooson): programme to include Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments. Sheldonian, 8 p.m.

Tuesday, 2 March. THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs works by Haydn, Janacek, and Mozart, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 7.30 p.m. (tickets £12/£6 available in advance from `In Oxford Shop', tel. 248774).

Wednesday, 3 March. THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET—celebrity concert, with Bruno Schrecker, cello: works by Haydn, Britten, and Schubert, Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m. (tickets £12/£6 available in advance from `In Oxford Shop', tel. 248774).

Friday, 5 March. THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with student performers, performs Mozart, Oboe quintet in C minor (K.406), and a new student composition, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £6/£4 available in advance from `In Oxford Shop', tel. 248774).

Balliol College

The Balliol Concerts

Concerts will be held at 9 p.m. on the following days in the Hall, Balliol College. The doors will be opened at 8.45 p.m. Admission is free.

25 Jan.: ALEXANDRA BUCKLE (flute) and CHRISTIAN WILSON (piano) perform flute sonatas by Poulenc and Hindemith. (1726th concert.)

8 Feb.: CHISATO KUSUNOKI (piano) performs Schumann, Symphonic Etude (variation), op. 13, and Medtner, Forgotten Melodies, op. 39 (complete). (1727th concert.)

22 Feb.: JILL CROSSLAND (piano) performs Handel, Suite no. 5 in E (`The Harmonious Blacksmith'), and Chaconne in G (HWV 435), and Mozart, Piano Sonata in F (K.332). (1728th concert.)

7 Mar.—Stephen Temple Memorial Concert: KATHRYN WHITNEY (soprano) and PHILIP BULLOCK (piano): recital of songs by Fauré, Ravel, Debussy, Haydn, Strauss, Brahms, and Copland. (1729th concert.)

Magdalen College

Organ recitals

The following organ recitals will be given at 5.25 p.m. on Saturdays in the chapel, Magdalen College. Admission is free.

24 Jan.: Peter Buisseret, Organ Scholar, St John's College.

31 Jan.: Christian Wilson, formerly Organ Scholar, Christ Church.

7 Feb.: David Leigh, Assistant Organist, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.

14 Feb.: David Davies, Assistant Organist, Guildford Cathedral.

21 Feb.: Jonathan Hardy, Organ Scholar, Magdalen College.

28 Feb.: Christopher Eastwood, Assistant Organist, Portsmouth Cathedral.

6 Mar.: Henry Fairs, Tutor, St Giles' Organ School, London.


The following events will be held this term at the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments, the Faculty of Music.

Tuesday, 3 February, 1 p.m., Lunchtime Gallery Talk: Michaela Schmidt, `Historic keyboards': highlighting the different sounds and dynamics of the varied harpsichords, spinets, virginals and clavichords in the Bate Collection. No booking necessary.

Saturday and Sunday, 14 and 15 February. Violin Bow Rehairing—a short course with Andrew Bellis. Demonstration and practice session for people wishing to develop new skills. To book contact the Bate Collection (telephone: Oxford (2)76139).

Saturday, 28 February, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. `Hands on': a unique opportunity for visitors to try out some of the instruments in the Bate Education Handling Collection. This will be a chance to try out tubas, serpents, recorders, crumhorns, viols and many other types of historical instruments. A family event, suitable for all ages. No booking necessary.

Tuesday, 2 March, 1 p.m., Lunchtime Gallery Talk: Karl Huber, `The boxwood clarinet': limitations and opportunities within the repertoire of the early nineteenth- century clarinet. No booking necessary.


Careers Advice Service for Contract Research Staff

This service, provided by the University Careers Service at 56 Banbury Road, aims to encourage and enable academic-related research staff, employed directly by the University on fixed-term contracts (contract research staff), to make and implement well-informed decisions about their careers by:

* providing impartial, professional, careers advice

* supporting them in recognising and developing the attributes necessary for successful career development

* enabling them to appreciate and explore the range of opportunities available

* assisting them to clarify their values, interests, abilities and skills and to relate these to possible career options

* providing access to a wide variety of careers information and resources to facilitate the formulation and implementation of career plans

The service operates flexibly in an attempt to cater for individual personal needs, whether researchers are:

* generally uncertain about the career options open to them

* considering reviewing or changing their career direction

* thinking about finding a new job in academia, commerce, industry, the public sector, or becoming self-employed, etc.

* requiring practical advice on CV design, job search, or interview/selection techniques

Following registration with the Service (which is free) individual researchers have access to up to four, confidential, one-to-one meetings with a careers adviser to help clarify personal and career objectives and to identify the main career options open to them. They may also drop-in to see the Duty Adviser at the Careers Service to help resolve brief queries and make use of the wide range of careers resources in the well resourced Information Room, including the Prospects Planner computerised careers guidance system. Psychometric ability testing and personality type profiling for career development purposes (using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) can also be arranged on an ad hoc basis. In addition, two one-day career development workshops, designed specifically for contract research staff who are looking to review their career options or to brush up on their job search and interview skills, are run at various times throughout the year, and researchers also have access to activities in the student `What's On' term programme of careers talks, short skills sessions and other events.

Full details of the service (including how to register and book confidential career discussions) can be found on www.careers.ox.ac.uk. To reserve a place on any of the career development workshops or seminars/briefings below (which are run in conjunction with the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning), contact the IAUL (telephone: Oxford (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk).

Career Development Workshops

The following workshops, provided as part of the Careers Advice Service for Contract Research Staff, supplement the individual careers guidance and information provisions available.

Career Review and Planning for Contract Research Staff

Friday, 23 January 2004, 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Week 1, HT) 
Tuesday, 9 March 2004, 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Week 8, HT) 
Friday, 23 April 2004, 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Week 0, TT) 
Tuesday, 15 June 2004, 9.30 a.m.--4 p.m. (Week 8, TT)

This workshop has been designed specifically for academic-related contract research staff employed by the University. It is particularly suitable for researchers, at any stage in their career, who are starting to consider what their future options might be. It will provide participants with the opportunity to step back and reflect on their careers in the context of their personal experience and factors in the academic research and wider employment environment. Through a combination of short individual exercises and small (informal) group discussions participants will be encouraged to explore the key aspects of effective career decision making. This will include reviewing motivations and transferable skills and considering factors affecting job mobility. By the end of the day each participant should be in a position to further their career objectives by beginning development of a realistic personal career plan. Previous participants have often built on this workshop by using one-to-one career discussions to develop and focus their ideas and to access further resources regarding particular career options. There will usually also be the opportunity to explore the wide range of careers resources available for use by contract research staff at the Careers Service.

Job Search and Interview Skills for Contract Research Staff

Friday, 6 February 2004, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m. (Week 3, HT) 
Wednesday, 17 March 2004, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m. (Week 9, HT) 
Tuesday, 18 May 2004, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m. (Week 4, TT) 
Friday, 2 July 2004, 9.30 a.m.--5 p.m. (Vacation)

This workshop has been designed specifically for academic-related contract research staff employed by the University and is particularly suitable for those who are considering, or seeking, alternative employment and wish to brush up on the practicalities involved. While more emphasis is given to finding employment outside academic research, those intending to apply for posts in academia may also find the programme useful.

An interactive day, it will explore the skills and techniques used in searching for jobs effectively, finding sources of job information, utilising networking techniques, writing appropriate CVs, and covering letters. Emphasis will be given to understanding the processes which UK employers are increasingly using to select staff and the importance of tailoring applications and approaches accordingly. Participants will also explore the skills and attributes required for effective performance at interview: preparation, self-presentation and how to deal with typical interview questions, etc. Where possible, supportive practice in applying interview techniques will normally form part of the day and there will usually be the opportunity to explore the wide range of careers resources available for use by contract research staff at the Careers Service. Previous participants have often built on this workshop by using one-to-one career discussions, to review intended applications and to practice for interviews.

Note: the content of the above workshops may be varied in the light of feedback and other workshops may be added in due course.

Induction Seminars for New Contract Researchers

Monday, 10 May 2004, 12.30--2 p.m. (Week 3, TT) 
Friday, 14 May 2004, 12.30--2 p.m. (Week 3, TT)

This seminar for researchers, in their first year or so of employment with the University, will provide an introduction to the career and professional development opportunities available for contract research staff at the University. It will also give an overview of the developing national and local context of research work and clarify contractual issues related to being a contract researcher, including the Fixed Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002 and the University's expiry of fixed term contracts procedures. Staff from Oxford University Careers Service and the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning will facilitate the session and it is hoped that it will assist researchers in considering and planning, from an early stage in their careers, what professional and career development resources they might wish to access. The seminar will be held on the dates shown above (venues will vary).

Briefings for research supervisors, group leaders and administrators

Thursday, 29 April 2004, 12.30--2 p.m. (Week 1, TT) 
Friday, 7 May 2004, 12.30--2 p.m. (Week 2, TT)

This short briefing session is designed to enable those with supervisory or managerial responsibility for University employed contract research staff to become up to date with developments relating to contract research staff and how best to support their professional and career development. It will provide an overview of the key issues arising from recent reports and initiatives at both national and local level, such as SET for Success (Sir Gareth Roberts' report), as well as clarification of the implications of the Fixed Term Employees (Prevention of Less Favourable Treatment) Regulations 2002. Information about the professional development opportunities provided by the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning for researchers and the careers advice service offered by Oxford University Careers Service will also be given.

The briefing will be held on the dates shown above (venues will be varied).



The Life and Environmental Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor on PAUL WENTWORTH, JR. (PH.D.), The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California, from 1 January 2004 for a period of three years in the first instance.


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


                                                            Appointed by

Mr Vice-Chancellor                                          ex officio
The Master of Balliol                                       ex officio
Professor A.G.J.S. Sanderson                                Council
Professor H. Bakker                                         Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                                            Humanities   Board
Professor S.Subrahmanyam                                    Oriental  Studies Board
Professor J.P. Olivelle                                     Oriental  Studies Board
Professor A. Morpurgo Davies                                Classics Board
Professor J. Griffin                                        Balliol College


Mr Vice-Chancellor                                          ex officio
The Provost of Worcester                                    ex officio
Professor C. Mayer                                          Council
Professor L.-G. Matsson                                     Council
Mr D.A. Hay                                                 Social  Sciences Board
Professor A. Hopwood                                        Saïd Business    School
Dr J. Reynolds                                              Saïd Business    School
Professor S.E. Llewellyn                                    Saïd Business    School
Dr N. Vulkan                                                Worcester   College


Celebrating 100 years of Modern Languages at Oxford

ASSIA DJEBAR, author and Silver Chair Professor, New York University, will deliver the Zaharoff Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 26 February, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `St Augustin et la destruction.'


LORD MAY OF OXFORD will deliver the inaugural Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: `The nonlinear dynamics of vulnerability: how systems, whether ecosystems, or IT networks, or transmission networks for infectious diseases, respond to disturbance.'


DR BRANKO KIRIGIN will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 23 February, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Palagruza revisited: new excavations in the Adriatic shrine of Diomedes in 2002–3.'


Department of Plant Sciences

The following research talks will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Plant Sciences.

Convener: Professor H. Dickinson.

22 Jan.: `Genetics and genomics of Arabidopsis pollen development.'

29 Jan.: `Sugars and enzymes: probing and exploiting the interactions of proteins and carbohydrates.'

5 Feb.: `The significance of few versus many in the tree of life.'

DR R. SABLOWSKI, John Innes Centre, Norwich
12 Feb.: `Shoot stem cells: not naive at all.'

19 Feb.: `Light signals, phytochromes, and crosstalk with other signalling systems in plants.'

DR I.J. FURNER, Cambridge
26 Feb.: `Gene silencing in Arabidopsis: lesson from a spotty weed.'

DR P. BIRCH, Scottish Crop Research Institute, Invergowrie
4 Mar.: `Functional genomic studies of the potato–Phytophthora infestans (late blight) interaction.'

11 Mar.: `Functional analysis of the plant mitochondrial proteome.'

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches

The following seminars will be held at 11 a.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Shirley Ardener, Ian Fowler, Elisabeth Hsu, and Lidia Sciama.

23 Jan.: `Naming taboos in Mongolia and their relation to personhood.'

30 Jan.: `Identifying craftsmen in Senegal: conceptions of "caste", cultural origin, and animal characteristics.'

6 Feb.: `The many names of a Gwemba Tonga.'

13 Feb.: `Moods and numbers; their cultural effects.'

20 Feb.: To be announced.

27 Feb.: `Jivaro streams: from placed names to named places.'

5 Mar.: `Venetian nicknames and the carnival culture.'

12 Mar.: `Naming children's diseases.'


Oxford Physics Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: Professor D. Sherrington and Professor J.I. Silk.

30 Jan.: `Remarkable physicists.'

6 Feb.: `Towards a complete theory of gamma- ray bursts.'

20 Feb.: `Electromagnetic models of gamma-ray bursts.'

27 Feb.: `DNA nanostructures.'

5 Mar.: `The fast-track to fusion power.'

Department of Materials

Unless otherwise indicated, the following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials. Details of the 5 February seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Dr J.L. Hutchison.

22 Jan.: `Improving ink-jet printing—an industrial problem.'

29 Jan.: `Materials for hydrogen storage.'

12 Feb.: `Properties of magnetic nanostructures—rings, bars, and dots.'

Tue. 17 Feb., 4 p.m.: `Nanomechanical properties of materials.'

Fri. 20 Feb., 2.15 p.m.: `Ethnographic and archaeometallurgical documentation of unique iron-smelting in northern Cameroon.'

26 Feb.: `Modelling of diffusional phase changes.'

4 Mar.: To be announced.

11 Mar.: To be announced.

Inorganic Chemistry Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Inorganic Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Professor P.P. Edwards.

DR R.B. BEDFORD, University of Exeter
26 Jan.: `Orthometallation in catalysis: from high activity to new reactions.'

2 Feb.: `A systematic chemistry of metallaboranes. From early to late transition metals.'

9 Feb.: `Crystal structure and catalytic mechanism of CO dehydrogenase/Acetyl CoA synthase.'

16 Feb.: `The longer the better: absorption and luminescence in the near-infrared.'

23 Feb.: `Molecular and solid-state chemical approaches to novel nitridic materials.'

1 Mar.: `Supercritical fluids: clean solvents for green catalysis.'

8 Mar.: `Sensors and surfaces: strange sojourns for an inorganic chemist.'

Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

The following interdisciplinary seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

DR M. GEOGHEGAN, Sheffield
27 Jan.: `The role of surfaces and interfaces in the behaviour of optoelectronic polymer blend films.'

3 Feb.: `Interfaces and the driving force of hydrophobic assembly.'

PROFESSOR J. SEDDON, Imperial College
10 Feb.: `Lipid interfaces: from membrance rafts to cubic phases.'

17 Feb.: `Glassiness due to constrained dynamics: from topological foam to backgammon.'

24 Feb.: `Growth dynamics of organic thin films.'

2 Mar.: `Slow dynamics in soft matter.'


Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3, the Mathematical Institute.

Conveners: Professor P. Maini and Dr S. Schnell.

30 Jan.: `Waves and sparks in the dynamics of infectious disease.'

DR M. HOWARD, Imperial College
13 Feb.: `Subcellular protein localisation in bacteria: diverse mechanisms for precise positional targeting.'

DR P. HYDON, Surrey
27 Feb.: `Chaotic advection in small airways.'

DR S. WEBB, Loughborough
12 Mar.: To be announced.


Sir William Dunn School of Pathology

Unless otherwise indicated, the following research seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre Lecture Theatre.

22 Jan.: `Engineered protein pores as `nanoreactors' for studying binding interactions and chemistry at the single molecule level.'

29 Jan.: `DNA vaccines against cancer: from basic mechanisms to clinical testing.'

12 Feb.: `Interconnecting transcription and RNA processing in eukaryotes.'

Fri. 20 Feb., 1 p.m.: `The diamond light source and implications for biological research.'

26 Feb.: `Transplants without drugs?'

4 Mar.: To be announced.

Seminars in cardiovascular medicine

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Level 5 Seminar Room, the John Radcliffe Hospital.

PROFESSOR A. FAYAD, Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, New York
26 Jan., OCMR Library, OCMR Unit, Level 0: `New advances in non-invasive atherosclerotic plaque imaging: MRI, CT, and molecular targeting.'

PROFESSOR A. WILLIAMS, Imperial College, London
2 Feb.: `The pore region of the cardiac sarcoplasmic reticulum calcium-release channel.'

9 Feb.: `The synthesis and metabolism of endogenous inhibitors of nitric oxide synthase.'

DR A. GOEDECKER, Düsseldorf
16 Feb.: `Myocardial effects of transgenic iNOS over-expression.'

DR A. TAYLOR, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London
23 Feb.: `Interventional cardiac MR—initial experience in human.'

DR J. HANCOX, Bristol
1 Mar.: `Drug induced long QT syndrome and the HERG potassium channel.'

8 Mar.: `Control and miscontrol of calcium in the heart.'

University Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

PROFESSOR T. SKERRY, Royal Veterinary College, London
23 Jan.: `Novel signalling systems in the response of bone to mechanical loading.'

27 Feb.: To be announced.

DR P. EGGLETON, University of Exeter
12 Mar.: To be announced.

19 Mar.: To be announced.

DR R. WATTS, editor, Rheumatology
26 Mar.: `The publication process or how to get your paper published.'

Physiological Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology.

Conveners: Dr M. Kringelbach and Dr C.P. Plested.

28 Jan.: `Biomechanics of ventricular modelling.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

4 Feb.: `Visual object perception, attention, and the inferior temporal visual cortex.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR R. JOYNER, Emory School of Medicine, Atlanta
11 Feb.: `Developmental changes in ionic currents of human atrial cells.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

18 Feb.: `The pathways of oxygen in the brain.' (Sponsored by the McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience)

25 Feb.: `Ionic mechanisms underlying urethral pacemaking and its modulation by neurotransmitters.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

DR G. GOTTFRIED, FIL, London (to be confirmed)
3 Mar.: To be announced. (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

Clinical Endocrine and Metabolic Meetings

The following meetings will be held at 12.45 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Robert Turner Lecture Theatre, the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism, the Churchill Hospital. Details of the 17 February seminar will be announced later.

27 Jan.: `Functional maturation of pancreatic beta cells.'

3 Feb.: `Controversies in the diagnosis of diabetes, IGT and IFG.'

E. GALE, London
10 Feb.: To be announced.

24 Feb.: `Ghrelin, the ultimate anabolic hormone.'

G. RUTTER, Bristol
2 Mar.: `Single cell imaging of insulin secretion in health and disease.'

N. HALES, Cambridge
9 Mar.: `Early growth determines the risk of type 2 diabetes and kidney disease.'

S. COPPACK, London
23 Mar.: To be announced.

Pharmacology and Anatomical Pharmacology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

27 Jan.: `Calcium signalling in the lens.'

PROFESSOR E.S. VIZI, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest
3 Feb.: `Non-synaptic neuronal receptors and transporters as drug targets.'

10 Feb.: `Mouse mutant models in the post- genomic age.'

17 Feb.: `Thalamus and cortex in EEG slow rhythms: violins and clarinets in orchestral symphony.'

24 Feb.: `Transcriptional control of cardiac development.'

2 Mar.: `Calcium entry pathways in non- excitable cells.'

9 Mar.: `Novel chemistry in bacteria.'


Italian Graduate Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church.

Conveners: Professor M.L. McLaughlin and Dr E. Tandello.

R. PASANISI, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, Naples
27 Jan.: `D'Annunzio romanziere: l' "uomo-massa" e la "morte della bellezza"; la coscienza dell'Occidente alle soglie del Nulla.'

24 Feb.: `Laura Terracina's feminist discourse: answering the Furioso.'

9 Mar.: `A decade of sonnets for the Petrarch sepcentenary: Canzoniere poems 151–60.'

Joint seminar with Cambridge and Bologna Universities: Parola e immagine

This seminar will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 24 January, in the Summer Common Room, Magdalen College.

Conveners: Professor M.L. McLaughlin and Dr E. Tandello.

2.25 p.m.: ` "Sedendo e mirando": night thoughts on the sublime in Leopardi.'

M. TREHERNE, Cambridge
2.45 p.m.: `Purgatorio, ekphrasis and the language of devotion.'

A. RONCHETTI, Cambridge
3 p.m.: ` "Con gli occhi della mente": the impossible choice between presence and absence in Boccaccio's Filolstrato.'

3.15 p.m.: `The word of the poet as interpreter of the image of the artist in the Italian Renaissance.'

F. DE DONNO, Cambridge
4 p.m.: `Gozzano's Taj Mahal: ekphrasis and "Bellezza funeraria" in Verso la cuna del mondo: lettere dall'India 1912–13.'

4.15 p.m.: `La negazione del volto e della parola in Auschwitz: una lettera di Levi attraverso l'etica Levinassiana.'

B. CARLETTI, Bologna
4.30 p.m.: `La creazione dell'immagine nell'opera di Vittorio Sereni: un conto aperto, non di sole parole.'

4.45 p.m.: `Toledo and Conte D'Orgaz in the works of Anna Maria Ortese and El Greco.'

Modern French research and graduate seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Margaret Thatcher Centre, Somerville College.

Conveners: Professor C. Robinson and Dr A. Tooke.

26 Jan.: `Tristan Corbière's Les amours jaunes: self-irony and the printed voice of poetry.'

9 Feb.: `Dead space; Purgatory and non-place in Jean Echenoz's Au Piano.'

23 Feb.: `The singer-songwriter and the poet: constructing (high) popular music in France (1945–75).'

8 Mar.: `Lesbian representations in Cixous and Balzac.'


Seminar in Economic History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Chester Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: Professor R. Allen.

28 Jan.: `Doctors and mortality decline in German cities, 1865–1913.'

A. CARLOS, Colorado
4 Feb.: `Women investors in early capital markets, 1720–5.'

D. ELTIS, Duke
11 Feb.: `Slavery in the development of the Americas.'

W. LAZONICK, Massachusetts
18 Feb.: `The innovative firm.'

R. UNGER, British Columbia
25 Feb.: `Early modern economic growth, energy, and ships.'

3 Mar.: `The history of the American paint industry.'

P. MIROWKSI, Notre Dame
10 Mar.: `The military foundations of the post- war American economic orthodoxy.'

Carlyle Lectures

The legal framework of political thought, 1100–1600

DR MAGNUS RYAN, the Warburg Institute, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

3 Feb.: `The Roman canon law mind.'

10 Feb.: `Romanism and Germanism.'

17 Feb.: `The sense of place.'

24 Feb.: `The Bartolus problem.'

2 Mar.: `Legal lineaments of the later medieval polity.'

9 Mar.: `Universal principle and institutional history.'


The following lectures and other meetings will be held as shown in the Music Faculty.

For details


Eastern Christian Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 1, 1 Canterbury Road.

Conveners: Dr D.G.K. Taylor and Dr M. Ludlow.

28 Jan.: `Gregory of Nyssa, John Zizioulas, and divine persons.'

11 Feb.: `Discussing Mary's humanity in medieval Byzantium.'

25 Feb.: `Rethinking sixth-century Syriac non- Chalcedonian attitudes to the Byzantine monarchy.'

10 Mar.: `Syriac-speaking Chalcedonian Orthodox communities.'


Seminar in the philosophy of physics

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Convener: Dr J.N. Butterfield.

22 Jan.: `Heuristic and logical models in theoretical physics.'

29 Jan.: `Seven types of ambiguity in the formalism of classical physics.'

5 Feb.: `Some remarks on the concept of elementary proposition.'

PROFESSOR L. HUGHSTON, King's College, London
12 Feb.: `Probability and causality in relativistic quantum theories.'

PROFESSOR C. FUCHS, Bell Laboratories and Dublin
19 Feb.: `What is the difference between a quantum observer and a weatherman?'

26 Feb.: `Realism and Ramseyfication.'

4 Mar.: `Modelling high-temperature superconductors: correspondence at bay?'

11 Mar.: `Bohm's physics in the context of twentieth-century thought.'


North-east Africa seminar

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Annexe.

Conveners: Wendy James, Douglas H. Johnson, Patricia Daley, and David Anderson.

23 Jan.: `The Arab states and Sudan's civil war, 1983–2001.'

K. MKUTA, Bradford
30 Jan.: `Pastoralism, small arms, and conflict: the challenges of insecurity in Karamoja, Uganda.'

6 Feb.: `A thoroughly satisfactory boundary? The creation, subversion, and manipulation of the colonial frontiers of Mongolla Province, Sudan.'

13 Feb.: `The Eritrea/Ethiopia border issue: report on a recent visit.'

S. MOLLAN, Durham
20 Feb.: `Controlling the condominium—power and finance in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899–1930.'

27 Feb.: `How to read The Nuer: and how not to.'

6 Mar.: `Children of the revolution: the education of Sudan's Red Army soldiers in Cuba.'

A.M. AROP, independent journalist
14 Mar.: `The place of Abyei in the Sudan Peace Agreement.'


DR ANN FLORINI will present a seminar on her new book at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 February, in Seminar Room B, the Department of Politics and International Relations. The seminar host will be Dr Ngaire Woods.

Subject: `The coming democracy: new rules for running a new world.'

Post-Communist Economies and Regions in Transition

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr C.S. Leonard and Dr A. Chawluk.

R. ROSE, Glasgow
26 Jan.: `Is there an equilibrium of authority in Russia? Regime change and mass support.'

2 Feb.: `Can Kazakhstan avoid the Dutch disease?'

A. ASLUND, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
9 Feb.: `Ukraine facing a fateful year?'

A. WATKINS, World Bank
16 Feb.: `Technology and Russian private sector development in transition.'

B. GRANVILLE, Queen Mary and Westfield College, London
23 Feb.: `The Russian economy.'

B. LO, Royal Institute for International Affairs
1 Mar.: `The Chechen conflict and Russia's relations with the West.'

E. GAVRILENKO, Higher School of Economics, Investment Company Troika Dialog
8 Mar.: To be announced.


Romantic Realignments

The following seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 11, the English Faculty, the St Cross Building. Further details may be obtained from Leonard Epp (e-mail: leonard.epp@balliol.ox.ac.uk), or Felicity James (e-mail: felicity.james@chch.ox.ac.uk).

28 Jan.: `Self-consciousness in Wordsworth's The Prelude: from aporia to poetry.'

DR V. JONES, Leeds
4 Feb.: `Austen's nieces: case-studies in women and writing.'

11 Feb.: `John Clare and the case against textual primitivism.'

18 Feb.: `The poetics of poverty: Edward Williams (Iolo Morganwg) and the labouring-class tradition.'

25 Feb.: ` "The Uncertain Heaven": forms of scepticism in Coleridge and Wordsworth.'

PROFESSOR T. FULFORD, Nottingham Trent
10 Mar.: `The skull and the skin: romanticism, race, science, and Native Americans.'


Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the History of Art Lecture Room, Littlegate House level 2, St Ebbe's Street. Further details may be obtained from Harriet Dunbar-Goddet (telephone: Oxford (2)86824, e-mail: harriet.dunbar-goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

5 Feb.: `Variations in tutors' experience of the "Oxford tutorial".'

Reading session
12 Feb.: reading of J. Ozga and R. Deem, `Carrying the burden of transformation: the experiences of women managers in UK higher and further education' (Discourse: studies in the cultural politics of education, Vol. 21, no. 2, 2000, pp. 141–53). (Copies of the paper will be available from Harriet Dunbar-Goddet.)

R. MURPHY, Nottingham
19 Feb.: `Researching students' experiences of HE: beyond the looking glass?'

26 Feb.: `A comparison of the performance of men and women in Final exams at Oxford: causes and possible remedies?'

M. TIGHT, Warwick
4 Mar.: `Higher education research: an atheoretical community of practice?'

11 Mar.: `The impact of assessment on student learning.'


Amadeus Distinguished Speakers seminar series

SOLOMON TRUJILLO, CEO of Orange, will give a seminar in this series at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 11 February, in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. Mr Trujillo will explore the central and catalytic role that brands play in moving forward and making businesses successful.

Subject: `Brand moves business.'


China Research Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Room 207, the Institute for Chinese Studies.

Convener: Dr Rana Mitter.

22 Jan.: `Missing girls in rural China: culture, state, and policy.'

S. BRESLIN, Warwick
29 Jan.: `FDI (foreign direct investment) in China—what the figures don't tell us.'

5 Feb.: `Class formation or disintegration? Managers and workers against the restructuring of state-owned enterprises.'

HUA LINFU, People's University, Beijing
12 Feb.: `Qing military maps from the suppression of the Taiping held in the Public Record Office.' (In Chinese)

19 Feb.: `How the Communists established mutual-aid teams: a case study, 1944–5.'

E. VICKERS, London
26 Feb.: `Education and political socialisation in the new Hong Kong.'

4 Mar.: the author will read from and discuss his new novel The Locust Hunter, set in 1970s Hong Kong.

T. BROOK, Toronto
11 Mar.: `Reconstructing the history of collaboration: Zhenziang, spring 1938.'


Numerical Analysis Group

Computing Mathematics and Applications Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Computing Laboratory. Further information may be obtained from Shirley Day (telephone: Oxford (2)73885).

Conveners: E. Süli and J. Scott (RAL).

22 Jan, RAL: `Inverse scattering by rough surfaces.'

29 Jan.: `Spreading fronts and fluctuations in sedimentation.'

PROFESSOR M. PICASSO, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne
5 Feb.: `A posteriori error estimates and adaptive finite elements for meshes with high aspect ratio: application to elliptic and parabolic problems.'

DR M. MELENK, Max Planck Institute, Leipzig
12 Feb.: `Boundary concentrated FEM.'

DR K. BADCOCK, Glasgow
19 Feb.: `Direct calculation of transonic aeroelastic stability through bifurcation analysis.'

DR P. BASTIAN, Heidelberg
20 Feb.: `A discontinuous Galerkin method for flow and transport in porous media.'

26 Feb.: `Symmetries in semidefinite programming, and how to exploit them.

4 Mar.: `Iteration between model and experiment in studying cardiac mechano-electric feedback: from clinics to channels, and back.'

DR F. TISSEUR, Manchester
11 Mar., RAL: `Structured matrix computations.'


The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Conveners: Professor A. Ashworth and Professor R. Ericson.

28 Jan.: `What role for minority perspectives in criminology?'

PROFESSOR J. CHAN, New South Wales
11 Feb.: `Fair cop: learning the art of policing?'

25 Feb.: `Governing risky individuals in a biological age.'

10 Mar.: `CCTV and policing: some reflections on the spread of public area surveillance in Britain.'


The following research seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Teaching Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. Enquiries should be directed to Jo Hazell, Research Secretary (e-mail: joanne.hazell@edstud.ox.ac.uk).

26 Jan.: `How perfect is the labour market for teachers?'

16 Feb.: `Access to Modern Languages undergraduate courses at Oxford: issues and findings.'

PROFESSOR T. MCLAUGHLIN, Institute of Education, London
23 Feb.: `Teaching controversial issues in citizenship education.'

8 Mar.: `Why there are no "best methods" for teaching mathematics, and why this matters.'


DR JULIUS LIPPNER, Cambridge, speaking from the Hindu perspective, and DR NORMAN SOLOMON, speaking from the Jewish perspective, will give a seminar at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 19 February, in the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies, 19 Magdalen Street.

Subject: `The truth(s) of translation.'


DR B. MILTON-EDWARDS, Queen's, Belfast, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 January, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `The concept of Hudna (ceasefires) in Islamic political thought.'


Workshop: Contested memories of the Asia–Pacific War

This workshop will be held between Thursday, 11 March, and Saturday, 13 March, in St Antony's College. Further details will be available shortly at http://www.nissan.ox.ac.uk/news-and-events.htm.


PROFESSOR HAYAMI AKIRA, Reitaku University, Japan, will lecture at 2.30 p.m. mon Friday, 19 March, in the Seminar Room, the Nissan Institute.

Subject: `The population history of Japan.'


Introduction au cinéma de la `modernité': Jean-Luc Godard

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Maison Française.

26 Jan.: Une femme est une femme/Les Carabiniers

2 Feb.: Vivre sa vie/Le Mépris

9 Feb.: Lettre à Freddy Buache/On s'est tous défilé

16 Feb.:Passion/Scénario du film Passion

23 Feb.: Cinéma et sculpture

1 Mar.: L'aller et retour de deux enfants prodigues/Alphaville

8 Mar.: Histoire(s) du cinéma

Early Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française.

5 Feb.: `C'est la foi qui se perd et personne n'y perse: polémique et dogme chez Bossuet.'

19 Feb.: `Epicureanism and Spinozism in early Enlightenment materialism.'

4 Mar.: `Circé en majesté. Le paradigme magique au féminin (XVIe–XVIIe siècles).'

Other lectures

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française.

Fri. 23 Jan., 7.30 p.m.: `Britain in today's world.' (European Movement open meeting)

C. THOMAS, writer
Tue 3 Feb.: `De l'essai au roman.'

Tue. 10 Feb.: `After the Empires?' (Debate)

PROFESSOR D. ROCHE, Collège de France
Thur. 12 Feb.: `Humeurs vagabondes: de la circulation des hommes et du l'utilité du voyage.'

J.-P. VERNANT, Emeritus Professor, Collège de France
Thur. 11 Mar.: `Pandora: la première femme.'

Wed. 24 Mar., 5.45 p.m.: M. Bizot speaks about his latest book, Le Portal (The Gate), as part of The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival.

G. HOWARD, writer
Thur. 25 Mar., 5.45 p.m.: `Americans in Paris.' (Part of The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival)

Other meetings

The following meetings will be held as shown in the Maison Française.

Fri. 23 Jan., 2.30–5.30 p.m., and Sat. 24 Jan., 9.30 a.m–5.30 p.m. WORKSHOP: `Savoirs contestés et capitales controversées (Londres et Paris).' Franco-British Research Group on `Scientific capitals: Paris and London'.

Sat. 7 Feb., 10 a.m.–3.30 p.m. STUDY-DAY: `La France de la Libération: nouvelles perspectives.' Association for the Study of Modern and Contemporary France. Advance booking required (£5/£2: tel. (2)74220 or e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

Sat. 28 Feb., 10.45 a.m.–3.45 p.m. STUDY-DAY: `Durkheim encountering Spencer.' British Centre for Durkheimian Studies.

Fri. 5 Mar., 2–5 p.m., and Sat. 6 Mar., 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m. CONFERENCE: `La recherche su internet: le cas de l'histoire des science.' Organised in conjunction with the Voltaire Foundation.

Fri. 12 Mar., 2–6 p.m., and Sat. 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. WORKSHOP: `Lieux sociaux, science et urbanité.' Franco-British Research Group on `Scientific capitals: Paris and London'. Sat. 17 Apr., 9 a.m.–6.30 p.m. CONFERENCE: `Shelving translation.' With Anthea Bell, translator, and Christopher Maclehose, Harvill Press/Random House.


International Gender Studies Centre

Engendering emotion: interdisciplinary contexts

The following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. Thursdays in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

Conveners: Dr Lidia Sciama and Dr Janette Davies.

22 Jan.: `Divine therapy, maternal empathy: theory and practice.'

29 Jan.: `Emotional dynamics in the pastoral counselling of women victims of abuse: a multicultural analysis of "shame".'

5 Feb.: `Love, betrayal, and revenge in the Upper Amazon.'

DR N. SUZUKI, Oxford Brookes
12 Feb.: `Cartographies of desire and cultural logics of love in a global world.'

19 Feb.: `Bangladeshi women migrants.'

26 Feb.:: `Dance and the expression of joy and sadness in Africa.'

4 Mar.: to be announced.

International Women's Festival 2004: Feast or Famine

LIA CHAVEZ, IGS Visiting Fellow, will give a multimedia presentation entitled `Women of dignity' at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 11 March, in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House. The presentation deals with women from abusive backgrounds, seeking ways of redress.

There will also be a photographic exhibition: `One dollar a day'—women at work in Peru.


Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government

PROFESSOR ELINOR OSTROM, Professor of Political Science, will deliver the Lee Lecture at p.m. on Thursday, 29 January, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: `The Samaritan's dilemma: an institutional analysis of aid and development.'

Neill Lecture

LORD BINGHAM OF CORNHILL will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Alabama claims.'


Parliamentary Seminars: A fractured world: foreign policy in the twenty-first century

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Conveners: The Rt. Hon. Ann Taylor, MP, Michael Moore, MP, and Professor David Marquand.

27 Jan.: `Through different eyes.' (Chair: Dr Eugene Rogan)

3 Feb.: `The role of the media.' (Chair: Michael Moore, MP)

MAJ.-GEN. ALI SHUKRI, formerly Director of King Hussein's private office; DR EUGENE ROGAN; and BARONESS (EMMA) NICHOLSON, MEP
10 Feb.: `Iraq a year after the war.' (Chair: The Rt. Hon. Ann Taylor, MP)

17 Feb.: `Africa: meltdown or breakthrough?' (Chair: Professor Marquand)

THE RT. HON. SIR MALCOLM RIFKIND, former Foreign Secretary; LORD (KENNETH) MORGAN; and PROFESSOR JAMES RUBIN, LSE, former Assistant Secretary of State, US State Department
24 Feb.: `US foreign policy: a new isolationism?' (Chair: The Rt. Hon. Ann Taylor, MP)

2 Mar.: `Differing responses: the carrot or the stick?' (Chair: Sir Marrack Goulding)

9 Mar.: `The role of the UN.' (Chair: Michael Moore, MP)

European Studies Centre

Programme for Hilary Term

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures and classes will be held in the European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road.

D. BECHEV, St Antony's, and E. KAVALSKI, Loughborough
Sat. 31 Jan., 10 a.m.–3 p.m.: BISA Working Group on the Balkans—Fourth Research Workshop: `From national histories to Balkan history.'

KRISTIINA OULAND, Foreign Minister, Estonia
Thur. 19 Feb., 5 p.m.: `EU25 > 15 + 10.' (Lecture)

PASCAL LAMY, EU Trade Commissioner
Wed. 10 Mar., 5 p.m., College Lecture Theatre: `Is the enlarged EU an economic superpower?' (Lecture, in association with the Maison Française)

Tue., weeks 1–8, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.: `European integration.' (M.Phil. class)

Wed., weeks 1–6, 3–5 p.m.: `European nationalist doctrines.' (Lectures)

Thur., weeks 1–8, 2.15–4.30 p.m.: `Eastern Europe under Communist rule.' (M.Phil. class)

Thur. weeks 1–8, 5 p.m.: `The state of south-east Europe in 2004.' (Seminar series: see details in Gazette, 15 January)

Historical concepts between Western and Eastern Europe

The following seminars will be given at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Seminar Room, the European Studies Centre.

Conveners: Professor M. Hildermeier and Dr J. Caplan.

U. HERBERT, Freiburg
23 Jan.: `Stalinist and Nazi rule: possibilities and limits of comparison.'

30 Jan.: `Burger and town. Typological differences and functional equivalents.'

M. MÜLLER, Halle
6 Feb.: `Republicanism versus monarchy? Concepts of government by estates in Poland–Lithuania and the Holy Roman Empire.'

M.S. WESSEL, Munich
13 Feb.: `Cultural and political functions of religion in Eastern and Western Europe.'

27 Feb.: `Dictatorships of unambiguity. Transfers of cultures in Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union 1861–1983.'

K. SCHOLEGEL, Frankfurt/O.
5 Mar.: `Europe and the culture of borderlines.'

J. KOCKEN, Berlin
12 Mar.: `Bourgeois culture and civil society in nineteenth-century Europe: comparison and beyond.'

Middle East Centre

Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's. The seminar series has been made possible through the generous support of Mr A.M. al-Qattan.

AFIF SAFIEH, Palestinian General Delegate to the United Kingdon
23 Jan.: `Which way forward?'

30 Jan.: `A national security policy for Palestine.'

6 Feb.: `Israel, Palestine, and the question of citizenship.'

13 Feb.: `The role of refugee and exile communities in creating the Palestinian future.'

ABI ABUNIMAH, the Electronic Intifada
20 Feb.: `Palestine/Israel: the end of the road for the two-state solution?'

MUSTAFA BARGHOUTI, Secretary General, Palestinian National Initiative
27 Feb.: `A new vision for Palestine.'

HAIDER ABDEL SHAFI, Gaza Red Crescent Society and former member, PLC
5 Mar.: `The limits of available options for regaining Palestinian rights.'

HANAN ASHRAWI, Secretary General, MIFTAH: the Palestinian Initiative for the Promotion of Global Dialogue and Democracy
Thur. 11 Mar., 5 p.m., Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's: `Palestine: reconstruction or deconstruction.'


Lectures in African Politics

The following lectures will be given at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays in the Garden Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

27 Jan.: `The politics of religion in Africa.'

3 Feb.: `The politics of HIV in Africa.'

10 Feb.: `The politics of development in Africa.'


Richard Hillary Lecture 2004

JEANETTE WINTERSON will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Words are the part of silence that can be spoken: what art might mean in the twenty-first century.'


Making globalisation work for developing countries

Amended notice

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2 p.m. on Fridays in the Goodhart Seminar Room, University College. This notice replaces that published in the Gazette of 15 January.

Convener: Dr Ngaire Woods.

23 Jan.: `Globalisation and transparency in economic policy-making.'

30 Jan.: `Globalisation and exchange rate regimes.'

Mon. 2 Feb.: `Balancing the rights of investors and host states.'

6 Feb.: `Does open trade promote human rights in the developing world?'

13 Feb.: `Controlling the global funding of terrorists.'

27 Feb.: `The World Bank and its critics.'

5 Mar.: `The role international standards can play in regulating global corporate behaviour.'

12 Mar.: `Fairness in international politics.'


Wolfson College Lectures 2004

Bubbles physical and metaphysical

The Wolfson College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lectures are open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to the college (telephone: Oxford (2)74103, e-mail: college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

10 Feb.: `Drugs and the brain: of bubbles and blockbusters.'

17 Feb.: `Useful economic bubbles.'

DR E. WOLFF, British Antarctic Survey
24 Feb.: `Icy bubbles and global warming.'

2 Mar.: `Antibubbles in your own kitchen: fluids, air, and poetry.'

9 Mar.: `Forecasting volcanic eruptions.'

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Conferment of title

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board has conferred the title of University Research Lecturer on DR T. O'CONNELL, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, from 1 January 2004.



Honour Moderations

Classics: DR N.J. RICHARDSON, Merton


Preliminary Examination

Engineering Science: DR S.R. TURNBULL, Department of Engineering Science

Master of Philosophy

English Studies, Courses vi, vii, and viii: DR J.D. BRADSHAW, Worcester Music: DR S.M. DARLINGTON, Christ Church

Master of Science

Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition: DR E. MACARO, Department of Educational Studies

Professional Development in Education: DR G.J. CORNEY, Department of Educational Studies

Research Methods in Psychology: PROFESSOR P.E. BRYANT, Department of Experimental Psychology

Master of Studies

Philosophy: DR A.W. MOORE, St Hugh's College


With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following change in regulations made by the Social Sciences Board will come into effect on 6 February.

Social Sciences Board

M.Sc. in Professional Development in Education

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 754, ll. 20–2, delete `This will normally be resubmitted ... are presented.' and substitute:

`Resubmissions of Assignment 1 must be made not later than 5 p.m. on the Friday of week 8 of Hilary Full Term and Assignment 2 not later than the last Friday in September of the year in which the written assignment was presented.'


Christ Church

ANTHONY DAVID EDWARDS, 17 November 2003; commoner 1956. Aged 67.

TOM MOTT; commoner 1925.

HAMISH LAURIE MURRAY MURRAY, June 2003; commoner 1949. Aged 73.

RANNALD ALFRED LOGIE OGSTON, 17 December 2003; commoner 1939.

Corpus Christi College

THE REVD PETER ALAN GRANT WESTLAKE, MA, M.SC., CMG, Order of the Rising Sun (Japan), FRAS; commoner 1938–9. Aged 84.

Magdalen College

ROBERT NORMAN WILLIAM BLAKE, LORD BLAKE OF BRAYDESTON, 20 September 2003; commoner 1935, minor exhibitioner 1936–8. Aged 86.

JAMES STAINTON BRENTNALL, 2002; commoner 1940–2. Aged 81.

CHRISTOPHER JOHN CHEETHAM, 4 January 2004; Fellow by Examination 1966–8. Aged 61.

MAJ. CHARLES POCKLINGTON CHENEVIX TRENCH, MC, 26 November 2003; commoner 1932–5. Aged 89.

THE REVD MICHAEL JOHN EDWARDS, 29 September 2003; commoner 1944 and 1947–9. Aged 76.

JOHN DAVID FELTHAM, 3 January 2004; commoner 1954–6, Fellow 1965–92, Emeritus Fellow 1992. Aged 71.

SQN. LDR. ROBIN GEORGE EDWARD PETER FREEMAN, 9 November 2003; commoner 1940. Aged 81.

DAVID GEORGE JAMISON, 31 October 2003; commoner 1942–7. Aged 79.

MARTIN JOHN MOYNIHAN, CMG, MC, date unknown; exhibitioner 1934–8.

PROFESSOR JOHN PRESTON, 13 November 2002; commoner 1947–51. Aged 76.

(ALFRED) MURRAY SIMONS, December 2003; Doncaster Scholar 1948–51. Aged 76.

THOMAS ARTHUR STOCK, 15 November 2003; demy 1940–1 and 1946–9. Aged 81.

JOHN MANSFIELD WEATHERBY, 5 November 2003; commoner 1928–31. Aged 93.


Jesus College

A Memorial Service for DR DAVID REES (1922--2003), Official Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy, Jesus College, 1954--87, Emeritus Fellow 1987--2003, Scholar and Postmaster, Merton College, 1942--6, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 28 February, in the chapel, Jesus College. Tea will be served in the college after the service.

Queen's College

A Memorial Service for ROBERT BLAKE (LORD BLAKE OF BRAYDESTON) will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, 30 January, in Christ Church Cathedral, and afterwards in Queen's College.

The National Blood Service

There will be a university staff blood donor session on Tues., 10 Feb., in the Assembly Room, Town Hall, St Aldates. Morning session runs from: 10 a.m. until 12.25 p.m. Afternoon session runs from 2 p.m. until 4.25 p.m. Do something amazing today–Give Blood. Please call 0845 7 711 711. You can visit us at www.blood.co.uk, or on BBC2, Ceefax page 465.

d'Overbroeck's College Open Morning

Join us for our Open Morning on Sat., 7 Feb., from 10 a.m. to 12.30 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, d'Overbroeck'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 Web site at www.doverbroecks.com.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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

St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Hilary Term 2004: Artists and their Inspiration. 22 Jan., Dodos, Dogs and Saints, Susan Moxley; 29 Jan, Adventures with Porcelain and Light, Margaret O'Rorke; 5 Feb., Following my Nose, Alec Peever; 12 Feb., A Painter's Progress, Ken Messer; 19 Feb., Title to be announced, Nick Mynheer; 26 Feb., Discovering the Creativity Within, Valerie Petts; 4 March, Contemporary Art and Catharsis, Mark Cazalet; 11 March, Title to be announced, roger Wagner; 18 March, Seeing Music; Hearing Colour, Mark Rowan-Hull. The talks will be held in 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. Web site: http://www.st-giles- church.org.

Society for Graduates

Hilary Term 2004. Meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership; 23 Jan., The Oxford International Biomedical Centre: a solution to some of the world's problems, Prof. C.A. Pasternak, Director OIBC; 30 Jan., Wildlife filming behind the scenes, Neil Bromhall, wildlife cameraman; 6 Feb., From the Turin Shroud to the Iceman: carbon dating by AMS, Dr Elspeth Garman, Reader in Biophysics; 13 Feb., Henry Underhill, 1855-1920, Antiquarian and Grocer of Oxford, Megan Price, Wolfson; 20 Feb., The death of an elephant, Dr Malcolm Coe, Tropical Ecologist; 27 Feb., Inheritance Tax–the voluntary tax?, Catherine Milne, tax accountant; 5 Mar., The History of Locks and Keys, Peter Forbes, Peter Forbes Antiques; 12 Mar., Lowell Thomas, the man who turned T.E. Lawrence into a heroic victor of WWI, Ian Gourlay, member of the T.E. Lawrence Society. President: Anita Segar, 01865 730574. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term; Visitors, £1.50 per meeting.


Saturday 31 Jan., 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre: Brahms Series. Brahms symphony no 3 in F major, Op. 90; Piano concerto no. 2 in B flat major, Op. 83. The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra; Marios Papadopoulos, piano; Paul Mann, conductor. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com, Box Office 01865 305305.

The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Richard Strauss: 1st Horn Concerto (soloist Charlie Wilson); Dvorak: Symphony No 9 in E minor 'From the New World'; Phillip A. Cooke: Five Mythical Creatures. Conductor Nicholas Mumby. Tues. 17 Feb., 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £12/£10, £5 available from the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.
The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Baroque Classics. J.S.Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 5, Cantata 82 `Ich habe genug', Toccata and fugue in D minor; Albinoni: Adagio in G minor. Harpsichord, Jonathan Wikeley, Baritone, David Somerville Wright, conductor/organ, Nicholas Mumby. Sat., 31 Jan., 8 p.m., Merton College Chapel. Tickets £8, £4 (concessions) available from the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.
University Church of St Mary the Virgin: St John Passion, J.S. Bach, with congregational chorales, 3 March, 7.30 p.m. Soloists: James Bowman, James Gilchrist, Claire Booth, The Band of Instruments, The University Church Choir, directed by Ryan Wigglesworth. £12 central nave and gallery/£8 side aisles. Concessions £8/£7.

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.


Antiques Bought and Sold

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

Periodicals Bought and Sold

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

Personal Training Services

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Services Offered

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

Conservation and restoration specialists Oxford Conservation Associates provide a comprehensive conservation and restoration service to colleges and private clients; from furniture to clocks; books to ceramics; paintings and gilding. Whatever your requirement call 01295 750998 for the right expert. E-mail: oxfordconservation@btopenworld.com.

Luker Bros (Removals and Storage) Ltd. Storage of personal effects for as little as £5 + VAT per week. Weekly deliveries to mainland Europe. Shipping services to all worldwide destinations. Contact: Matthew Elbro on 01865 740709 or e-mail: melbro@lukerbros.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).


Domestic Services

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


Tuition Offered

Culham Institute is an educational development and research institute concerned with RE and Church schools. We have a small core staff based in the Educational Studies Dept of Oxford University and an extensive national network and range of collaborative projects. We require i) an Operations Manager to be responsible for running the office, undertaking the bookkeeping and acting in an executive assistant's capacity to the Director. This post, available initially for up to 12 months to cover maternity leave, will provide an excellent broad-based experience for career development. Salary £18,500–£21,000 + 10% pension contribution. ii) a Graduate Assistant to support our work especially in the areas of database management, multimedia learning resource and Web site development, and marketing. An ideal wide scope post for an aspiring graduate. Salary £15,500–£17,500 + 10% pernsion contribution. Further details from Alexandra Sears, Culham Institute, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY. Tel.: 01865 284 885. Fax: 01865 284 886. E-mail: Alex.Sears@culham.ac.uk. Web site: www.culham.ac.uk.

Two part-time posts vacant–Horspath After-school club. Venue: Horspath Methodist Chapel and Meeting Place. i) Play Supervisor (14 hrs p.w. @ £8.50 p.h.). ii) Play Worker (12 hours p.w.@ £6.50 p.h.). For full details contact Shirley Flack 01865 872616.

Oxford University Library Services, Sackler Library: Reader Services, Library Assistant. Clerical & Library Grade 2 (term-time). This is a part-time permanent position on the Reader Services desk of the Sackler Library. We require someone with a flexible apporach for reading room duties, shelving and general clerical work. 25 hours per wee. Mon.–Fri. late morning and early afternoon, weeks 0–9 (30 weeks per year). However the hours may be open to negotiation. Further details are avialable from the Administrator, Sackler Library, OX1 2LG (e-mail: jo.collins@saclib.ox.ac.uk). Closing date: 28 January. Probable interview date: 6 February.

Re-advertisement: Caretaker. We are seeking to appoint a full time caretaker, to have responsibility for the practical duties of this much visited, very central Oxford church. The job is varied and involves cleaning, general maintenance, as well as setting up for concerts and meetings and some gardening. Must be independent , absolutely reliable and responsible and prepared to undertake some cleaning duties and other handyman tasks. Pleasant working environment. Salary £13,000. Please apply in writing to: The University Church, High Street, Oxford OX1 4AH, or by e-mail: university.church@ox.ac.uk, from whom further particulars are available.

Houses to Let

Waterways, North Oxford (Canal side). Walking distance centre; newly built 4-bedroom town house, part furnished, 2 en suitebathrooms and family bathroom, conservatory, gardens and garage. £1,695 p.c.m. To view call Premier, 01865 792299.

Hawkswell Gardens, North Oxford: 4-bedroom 1950s house, in original style, and excellent order. A house of character. Fully furnished and equipped. No smokers or pets. Ideal for University family. Negotiable rent, around £1,200 p.c.m. Premier, 01865 735054 to view.

Charming period cottage, Westcott Barton, 14 miles north-west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of the village. Attractively furnished and well equipped. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom 1 spare bedroom/dressing room/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, wood-burning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden. Wonderful place to write. Available late April. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Charlbury (frequent trains to Oxford/London), magnificent Grade II Listed Cotswold stone house in enclosed courtyard/garden. Large kitchen, utility, dining room, living room, 4 large bedrooms, study/bedroom 5, 2 bathrooms. From March for 1 year or more. £1,800 p.c.m. Tel.: Simpson, 01608 810818.

Temple Cowley, newly renovated and furnished Victorian house with garden, close to local amenities; 1–2 reception rooms; 3 bedrooms (1 with en suiteshower and toilet); fitted kitchen with dishwasher and w/machine. Available mid-Aug. to end Dec. 04. £825 p.m. plus bills. Ideal for professionals and family. Tel.: Yasmin Sidhwa on 01865 711341 or e-mail : sidaley@hilldale.fsnet.co.uk.

North Oxford furnished house available from 1 Sept., for 1 year or less. Charming, cosy, quiet, easy to maintain, fully furnished house in Jericho/north Oxford. Walk to university, train and coach stations, near best schools, parks, c.h., recently re- decorated, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes; 2 bedrooms £1,250 p.m. or 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m (includes bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact: Oxford: J.Mackrell (eves. or 7-8 a.m.), 01865 775567, e-mail: mackrelj@btopenworld.com; Canada: A. Gaston, tel.: 001 613 745 1368, fax: 001 613 745 0299, e-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.

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

Flats to Let

Ridgemont Close, Woodstock Road, north Oxford. Walking distnace and excellent buses to city centre. Roomy 3-bedroom apartments, excellent condition, with garage. Furnished, newly decorated, and super value for money. £995 p.c.m. with offers invited. To view call Premier 01865 792299.

Self-catering Apartments

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

Accommodation Offered

Room available during term time in quiet family home. Located in Stratford Street, East Oxford, near the University Sports Ground. Only 20 minutes' walk to city centre. Free internet access, room cleaned weekly, bedding supplied. Tel.: 01865 721240.

Large double room in friendly house in Jericho, shared with professional couple. Available from 1 Feb. £440 p.c.m. plus bills. For information call Rosana on 01865 554108 (after 7 p.m.).

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: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

Academic on sabbatical seeks tenant for beautiful 2-bedroom home in East Oxford. In exchange for a very reasonable rent, inclusive of all bills, you will have access to a large living room, kitchen/diner with washing machine; double bedroom, and bathroom with shower. The property would suit a visiting academic and is available late Jan., until Sept. Contact: mark@collegeandcounty.biz, or call 01865 722277 for further details.

College & County have a range of quality properties to let in Oxford. Contact: info@collegeandcounty.biz to see how we can meet your accommodation needs.

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.

Oxford B & B: attractive, quiet and convenient home from home. Per night, single £38, double £50. Weekly rate less 20%. Monthly rates negotiable. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com

Accommodation Sought

Senior New Zealand diplomat coming to Oxford on sabbatical for the period mid-April to Mid-July is seeking to rent a furnished house or apartment, preferably centrally located. Two bedrooms, garage not needed. Please contact Richard Grant at: waimarama1@xtra.co.nz, or phone 00 64 4 499 0 566.

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

College & County is seeking to increase their portfolio of high quality Oxford property suitable for post graduate and academic lets. Ethical letting Works! A high level of personalised service and a less adversarial approach is in the interest of all. Would you like us to let and manage your house for you? Contact: mark@collegeandcounty.biz.

Accommodation Sought to Exchange

House swap required: Our 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom detached 1 storey house with garden, in central north Oxford, is within walking distance of the town centre/university, and close to the park. We would like to exchange it for a large house or flat in the south east area of Barcelona for 2/3 weeks from 1 July. Tel.: 01865 556980 or e-mail: mganddharman@btinternet.com.

Melbourne–Oxford house and car swap wanted mid-May to end Sept. Three bedroom house with study and fast internet access. Convenient location for University and most main hospitals in Melbourne. Excellent public transport links. E-mail: morleyr@unimelb.edu.au.

Holiday Lets

Venice, San Marco: our sunny flat in ancient Grand Canal palazzo sleeps 4-6. Beamed ceiling, antique furniture, modern kitchen, dishwasher, washer/dryer, phone/fax, CD/radio, Sat., to Sat., £795. Details: name, address to venice@waitrose.com, 07932 606170 or fax 0039 0125 627835.

Paris: 2-bedroom, double reception flat, available July and Aug. Minimum 1 week. £350 p.w. Cheaper terms for longer stays: 12th arrondissement, near the Bois de Vincennes, the Bercy complex and the `coulée verte'; Metro `Michel Bizot'. Very elegant, attractively furnished with character features (large windows, high ceilings, parquet floors), balcony and lift. Entirely renovated with all mod cons. Washing machine,drier, dishwasher, microwave, separate WC, TV, video, CD player. Digicode and interphone. No children (but baby OK). Non smokers only. Phone 01865 769967 for pictures and availability.

Normandy: charming, sympathetically furnished, half-timbered cottage with a pretty garden, in the Normandy countryside. Sleeps 7 (4 bedrooms). Comfortable and fully equipped (including for children; also a downstairs double bedroom suitable for the elderly); an excellent base for exploring the Pays d'Auge region, and only 30 minutes from good sandy beaches. Available all the year round. £250–£600 p.w. Tel., or fax Impey 0033 231 32 87 92.

Luxury flat on a golf course for rent in Alicante, Spain. Fantastic location close to sandy beach (15 minute walk) and airport (14 km). Terrace overlooking the 15th hole of Alicante golf course. Two bedrooms, 2 shower/bathrooms. Apartment exquisitely finished and fully equipped (TV, washing machine, dryer, oven, microwave). Amenities include, tennis, squash, jacuzzi, steam bath, pool, children's area, etc. Available from July. Contact: rosana.lopez@admin.ox.ac.uk for info and pictures.

Holiday house in Catalonia: well appointed 4-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regencos (about 65 miles north-east of Barcelona, and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell; available throughout the summer of 2004. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. The house, which sleeps 7, is on 2 floors, each of which forms a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom and lounge/dining area. The ground floor has a large double bedroom and a single, while the upper floor has a similar double bedroom and a twin-bedded room. Attractive roof garden with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sunday and by private arrangement will cook delicious meals. Prices: £400 p.w., £750 per fortnight, £1,400 per 4-week period. Ring Dr Charles Mould 01993 810035 (fax 01993 810486) or e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net for further particulars.

Tuscan Hills: in superb situation near Siena our own restored farmhouse standing amidst its own olives and vineyard. Spectacular hill and forest views. Walking, are, food and wine abundant. Easy access to cities. Very peaceful with full services (but no pool). Sleeps up to 8. Reasonable rates. Tel./Fax: 01252 660899. E-mail: richfran1321@msn.com.

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

Cottage in rural Normandy: sleeps 6. All details at www.gitelacroix.com. Tel.: 0033 231 92 4712.

Rome: apartment for holiday or longer stays: 1-bedroom, Pigneto District, 15 minutes by bus from city centre; convenient; well located; well equipped; off roads accommodation. Linens and cleaning included. £200 p.w., £600 p.m. Contact: 01865 728830 or e-mail: buceti@frascati.enea.it.

Andalucia Gaucin: Casa Alta, a delightful private house in white mountain village to let while author/owner away; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; large living area with open fireplace; fully fitted kitchen leading on to terracem with magical views over valleys to coast and mountains of Africa. Very comfortably furnished, TV, video, washing machine, deep freeze, excellent maid by arrangement. £450–£550 p.w.; reduction for longer lets. Also Casa Flora, a self-contained guest house to Casa Alta. Separate entrance. Large studio with double bed, en suitebathroom, and french windows on to terrace with same wonderful views. Sleeps 2–3. Plus single bedroom with en suiteshower. Nice kitchen with wood stove, fridge, washing machine etc. Price according to season £200-£300 p.w. Tel.: 01985 844560 , e-mail: venetiaspain@aol.com, tel: 00 34 95 215 11 11 or e-mail: venetia@ari.es.

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: thalpos@otenet.gr. Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.

For Sale

For sale because of move: double bed, as new with pine headboard £220; light wood desk £30; Jay-Be folding single bed, hardly used £65; Edwardian mahogany wardrobe with inlay £200; Edwardian mahogany chest of drawers with inlay (owned by a Cornish Admiral) £750; dark oak 'filing cabinet' £60; pine chest £60; pine bedside table with drawer £35; Hoover £20; small 2-seater blue sofa £95; large 2-seater russet coloured Parker Knoll sofa £490; pine dressing table mirrow with drawer £55; pine chest of drawers £75; electric carpet cleaner £45; small pine storage boxes with 6 drawers, £10 each; lamp with shade £10; tall pine bookshelf £45; brass and copper plant pots £10 each; piano stool £30; Sanyo microwave oven £25; red hanging rail on wheels £18; tall fan £25; garden stone urns £60 each; bags of coal/wood £5. Books, and other household items. All prices o.n.o. Tel.: 07770 738 977; e-mail: angela@harwood673.fsnet.co.uk.

Coats and jackets for sale: Prada brown leather coat size M (male) worn once only £300 (cost £1,600); Prada brown hooded Gore-Tex jacket with removable black hooded and quilted inner jacket Size M (male) £50; Prada navy long line warm lines Gore-Tex jacket size M (male) hardly worn £50; Mulberry rust coloured duffel coat worn once £100 (Cost £550) women's size M. Tel.: 01865 227135. E-mail: linda.irving-bell@queens.ox.ac.uk.

Powermac G4 Cube with matching 17 inch monitor, hi-fi speakers, keyboard and optical mouse. Smart, small and silent. 250MB RAM, 20GB hard disk. Bundled software including OS X, Microsoft Office, AppleWorks, Virtual PC emulation. £490 o.n.o. Tel.: 01865 552225.

Retirement Flat for Sale

Large, light ground-floor flat in warden run residence in Summertown, North Oxford. Ideal for a couple or single person. £65,000 + £550 p.c.m. service charge to include food, heating etc. Further details, tel.: 01223 357778 or 0117 9372511.


University Lecturership in Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences

In association with St Hugh's College

The Department of Politics and International Relations and the Department of Statistics propose to appoint a University Lecturer in Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences. The lecturership is tenable from 1 September 2004, and will be held in conjunction with a Tutorial Fellowship at St Hugh's College.

Applicants should have, or demonstrate the potential to develop, an international reputation for research in Statistics, preferably in relation to the Social Sciences; the skills and commitment to work within and help develop the Centre for Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences; the ability to teach probability and statistics to undergraduates in maths and statistics, and an intermediate-level course in statistical methods to graduate students in the social sciences; the ability to supervise research students in statistics and provide advice on the application of statistics in the social sciences.

The combined university and college salary will be on a scale up to £42,900 per annum (pay award pending).

Candidates will be considered on the basis of the selection criteria outlined in the further particulars. Further particulars can be obtained by e-mail (e-mail: vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk), or by visiting http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/vacancies, or by telephoning Oxford (2)78700. Candidates are asked to submit written or e-mail applications in the form of a letter which addresses the selection criteria accompanied by a full curriculum vitae, and to ask three referees to write in support of their application to Emily Constantine, Department of Politics and International Relations, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL, by noon on Tuesday, 17 February. It is expected that interviews will be held in March.


Oxford Enterprise Fellowships Programme: Business Development Fellowship (one-year post)

The Oxford Enterprise Fellowship programme is designed to enable academic innovation to be converted into commercial reality. The new Business Development Fellow will contribute to the commercial exploitation of Oxford physical science business opportunities, in particular those at Begbroke Science Park. The fellow will work closely with colleagues at Begbroke Science Park and Isis Innovation Ltd, the wholly-owned technology transfer company of the University of Oxford (Isis).

The fellow will have an undergraduate science degree, an appreciation of the issues that surround the commercialisation of technology, drive and enthusiasm, and excellent communication skills. Candidates are normally expected to have three years of postgraduate experience, but exceptions may be made. The post will be on the grade D31/RS1A scale (salary £18,265--£27,339).

Applicants are strongly encouraged to obtain the further written details from Louise Ingram (telephone: Oxford (2)83700, e-mail: louise.ingram@begbroke.ox.ac.uk). Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and the names and addresses of three referees must reach Dr Elen Wade-Martins, Begbroke Science Park, Sandy Lane, Yarnton, Oxfordshire OX5 1PF (e-mail: elen.wade-martins@begbroke.ox.ac.uk ), by Friday, 6 February.


Rachel and Sinclair Hood Lecturership in Aegean Prehistory

In association with Keble College

The School of Archaeology and the Faculty of Classics propose to make an appointment to the Rachel and Sinclair Hood Lecturership in Aegean Prehistory, in conjunction with a Tutorial Fellowship at Keble College, under arrangements described in the further particulars. The combined university and college salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum (under review).

The successful candidate will be a scholar and teacher with wide interests and an outstanding research record in Aegean prehistory and protohistory, and will be expected to teach the subject to a high standard at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Further particulars, containing details of the application procedures and of the duties, may be obtained from Lidia Lozano, School of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PG (e-mail: lidia.lozano@arch.ox.ac.uk), or by visiting the School of Archaeology Web site
(http://www.arch.ox.ac.uk/schoolarc h/index.phtml). The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 18 February.


Appointment of Assistant Administrator

This lively teaching and research department in the John Radcliffe Hospital seeks an enthusiastic and conscientious individual to assist in all aspects of departmental administration, with particular emphasis on financial administration and purchasing. A full-time appointment is envisaged but part-time appointments will be considered. Initiative, numeracy, and excellent organisational, communication, and time-management skills are essential for the post, as is computer literacy. The position is available immediately for three years in the first instance.

The post is on the Whitley Council administrative and clerical grade 4 scale (salary £13,730–£16,658 per annum, with a discretionary range to £19,487 per annum—pro rata).

Further particulars may be obtained from http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/nds or from Mrs M. Swain (telephone: Oxford 221923, e-mail: michelle.swain@nds.ox.ac.uk). Applications should comprise a detailed curriculum vitae and a covering letter setting out clearly how you meet the selection criteria (as listed in the further particulars); two named referees with direct experience of your work, at least one being a formal line manager at your current or most recent employer.

Applications should be sent so as to be received by Friday, 6 February, by the Administrator, Nuffield Department of Surgery, Level 6, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU. Reference NDSA/158/04 should be quoted in correspondence.


Appointment of Teaching and Learning Officer

The Medical Sciences Division is seeking an experienced educational technologist with particular expertise in the application of technology to learning and teaching. The successful applicant will be required to manage the divisional areas of the virtual learning environment (Weblearn—Bodington) and promote further use and associated technical developments of the VLE within the Medical Sciences Division, to identify opportunities for the appropriate use of learning technologies in teaching, and to encourage and support academic staff to develop these technologies, providing technical help to design and construct multimedia learning materials.

This is an exciting and creative role for someone with the right skills to work in a first-class teaching environment. The division is looking for someone who has expertise with a wide range of multimedia Web technologies and experience of their use in teaching and learning, and strong basic IT skills, along with experience of creating materials for a VLE and supporting others in their use of a VLE. The ideal candidate will have experience of managing development projects and of training others in learning technologies, and will be educated to degree level, or equivalent, in a scientific discipline relevant to medicine, with an additional qualification in multimedia or learning technology. Salary: £25,451–£33,679.

Applications (there is no formal application form), including a copy of the applicant's curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers of two referees (e-mail addresses, if possible), should be sent to Miss Carol Green, Medical Sciences Office, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU by 30 January.

Further particulars are available from the above address and also at the Web site http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.


Applications are invited for a one-year fixed-term post of University Drama Officer from self-motivated recent graduates, or those soon to be graduates. Applicants should have extensive experience of university student theatre and a broad range of theatre skills. Priority will be given to applications from candidates who have experience of Oxford University drama. Duties include helping to programme student productions at the three major venues (the Burton Taylor Studio Theatre, the Old Fire Station, and the Playhouse); helping students to plan and publicise their productions; and arranging drama workshops.

The appointment is for twelve months, starting in September 2004. Salary: £12,447 per annum.

Further particulars can be obtained from Max Todd, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)80299, e-mail: max.todd@admin.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 27 February. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 30 March.


Appointment of Computing Officer

Christ Church wishes to appoint a full-time Computing Officer to manage and support all aspects of IT in the college.

Candidates should have a broad-based knowledge of hardware and software; have experience in running client--server PC networks; and be able to adapt to new technologies, to plan and develop appropriate IT strategies, and to work with people of varied IT skills. Salary range: £23,000–£27,000.

Further particulars and details on how to apply may be obtained from the Treasurer's Administrator, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)76178), and on http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/jobs. The closing date for applications is 28 January.

Christ Church is an equal opportunities employer.


Appointment of Archivist

Keble College and Oriel College propose to make a joint appointment of an Archivist. The incumbent will be principally responsible for the cataloguing and indexing of the colleges' rich historical archives, and for devising and implementing improved management systems for the colleges' modern archives. These projects will involve surveying, listing, and assessing records, and establishing new storage, retention, and disposal policies and practices. The successful candidate will have a first degree (subject open) and a postgraduate qualification in Archives Management recognised by the Society of Archivists. The salary will be around £24,000 per annum.

Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae, with a supporting letter and the names of three referees, by 4 February, to the Bursar's Secretary Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW (telephone: Oxford (2)76553), from whom further particulars may be obtained.


Appointment of Development Assistant

Kellogg College seeks to appoint a Development Assistant within the College Development Office. Applicants should have a good standard of education, a working knowledge of a database and of word-processing, and efficient secretarial skills.

The Development Office was established in October 2002 to plan and implement a major campaign for Kellogg College and to build long-term capacity for fund-raising. The Development Assistant will play a crucial role in supporting the work of the Development Director, managing the Raiser's Edge database, and conducting research on potential and existing donors.

The salary will be within the university clerical grade 4 scale (£15,603–£18,015), with OUSPS pension scheme, and the possibility of part-time or flexible hours.

Further details may be obtained from Douglas Thomson, Development Director, Kellogg College, Oxford OX1 2JA (e-mail: douglas.thomson@kellogg.ox.ac.uk).

Letters of application, together with a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees, should be received no later than Friday, 30 January.

Kellogg College is an equal opportunities employer.


Junior Research Fellowships

Linacre College proposes to make elections to not more than three Junior Research Fellowships, tenable for one year in the first instance from 1 October 2004 and renewable for a second year. Junior Research Fellows will receive a book allowance of £250 per annum and enjoy dining rights in college. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university; there is no restriction of subject, but candidates should be intending to engage in research at postdoctoral level.

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


Appointment of three Senior Library Assistants/Assistant Librarians

Senior Library Assistant (Cataloguing) (SLA01)

This post involves cataloguing and classifying new books and other material on OLIS/GeoCAT, plus cataloguing and upgrading records in our retrospective cataloguing project. Experience of cataloguing on OLIS/GeoCAT is highly desirable. This is a permanent, full-time post.

Temporary Senior Library Assistant (Periodicals) (SLA02)

This post is a maternity cover for seven months (February–August 2004) and involves management of all aspects of the Library's periodicals collections. This is a temporary, full-time post, although reduced hours may be considered.

Part-time Senior Library Assistant (SLA03)

This post is a general library support post for sixteen hours per week: preferably four mornings, but exact times may be negotiated between the hours of 9.30 a.m. and 5.30 p.m. Duties will include binding preparation, photocopying, Enquiry and Issue Desk work, and assistance with Archives enquiries. This is a permanent, part-time post.

The post-holders will be expected to contribute to and share in the general running of the library, including shifts on the Enquiry and Circulation Desks, and other shared duties such as shelving. A degree and general academic library experience are essential for the two full-time posts; academic library experience is preferred for the part-time post. An interest in the Social Sciences would be an advantage in all cases.

Nuffield College is a small graduate college within the University, specialising in the social sciences (economics, politics, and sociology). The college has a large research library, which has a staff of eight. The college offers pleasant working surroundings, generous holiday entitlement, free lunch whilst on duty and a contributory pension scheme.

Qualified librarians may be appointed as Assistant Librarians. Salary £15,793–£21,688.

For an informal discussion of the posts, contact the Librarian, Elizabeth Martin (telephone: Oxford (2)78547, e-mail: librarian@nuf.ox.ac.uk). Further particulars and an application form can be obtained from the college Web site
(http://www.nuff.ox.ac.uk/general/jobs/) or by contacting Jane MacAlister, Personnel Assistant, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford OX1 1NF (telephone: Oxford (2)78603). The closing date for all applications is 30 January.


Official Fellowship in Classical Languages and Literature

Oriel College proposes to appoint a Fellow and Tutor in Greek and Latin Languages and Literature with effect from 1 October 2004 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The fellowship will be held in conjunction with a titular University Lecturership, which may at a later date (but without commitment on the part of the University) be converted into a University (CUF) Lecturership.

The fellow appointed will be required to undertake up to twelve hours' teaching per week (averaged over the academic year) for the college, and must be competent to teach a number of the mainstream papers and principal options in classical languages and literature set by the Faculty of Classics and associated Joint Schools for all parts of the First and Second Public Examinations, including those set for students who begin one or both of the classical languages at the University.

The faculty has, at present, particular needs in Latin prose, though these needs may be met by appointments to other posts recently advertised. Applications are very warmly encouraged from those whose main interests lie in other areas of Greek or Latin literature.

The combined college and university stipend will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum (under review). The college can provide help with house purchase. Additional college allowances are available.

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: academic.appointments@oriel.ox.ac.uk), 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 Friday, 20 February.

Oriel College and the University are equal opportunities employers.


Wai Seng Senior Research Scholarship

St Antony's College proposes to elect a Wai Seng Senior Research Scholar in Asia--Pacific Studies with effect from Michaelmas Term 2004. It is tenable at St Antony's College for two years and is open to all matriculated students of the University working for a Doctor of Philosophy degree involving the study of the Asia--Pacific. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests are focused on China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan, or on comparative Asian studies involving one of these territories.

The closing date is Friday of seventh week (5 March). Further particulars are available from the Secretary to the Asian Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF (e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).


Mary Somerville Junior Research Fellowship in the field of Politics, International Relations, Economics, or Law

Somerville College invites applications for the Mary Somerville Junior Research Fellowship.

The post will be tenable for three years from October 2004, and the annual stipend will be in the region of £13,000 per annum (currently under review) with free board and residence in college. The holder will also be eligible to join the University's superannuation scheme. Candidates will be expected to have completed or to be close to completing a doctorate.

Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70619, e- mail:secretariat@somerville.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 20 February.

Ernest Cook Research Fellowship

Somerville College invites applications from women and men holding postdoctoral appointments at Oxford for a non-stipendiary Ernest Cook Junior Research Fellowship in Environmental Studies (plant ecology, animal ecology, behavioural ecology, conservation and wildlife management, pest and disease control, agriculture (environmental aspects), forestry, geology, human geography, human ecology, ecological genetics, marine biology, agricultural economics, lower atmosphere, and climate). The fellowship can be awarded for up to three years from Michaelmas 2004 or for the duration of the postdoctoral appointment, whichever is the shorter. Preference will be given to those whose Doctoral degrees were obtained not more than three years ago. The fellow will be entitled to reside in college throughout the tenure of the fellowship. He or she will be a full member of the senior common room. Full board and residence are offered (except for brief periods when the college is closed). An application form may be obtained from the College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70631, e-mail:secretariat@somerville.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.somerville.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 20 February.

Senior Graduate Scholarships 2004–6

Somerville College proposes to offer two Senior Scholarships from October 2004, one in the humanities and social sciences, one in the sciences.

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

Applications are only open to those already enrolled on a postgraduate course at Oxford, and who are applying in their second or fifth term in one of the subjects for which the college admits graduate students. Those already in receipt of an award from an external funding body will not be debarred. The scholarships are, however, tenable only at Somerville College, and successful applicants who are currently members of other colleges will be expected to migrate. Selection will be based on academic merit, and successful applicants will be asked to show evidence that they are in a position to fund the bulk of their tuition and maintenance costs from other sources.

Application forms are available from the College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone (2)70619, e-mail: scholarships@somerville.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.somerville.ox.ac.uk/). The closing date for applications is 1 March.

Somerville College is committed to achieving equal opportunities.


Non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships 2004 in Humanities and Social Studies

Wolfson College proposes to elect up to six non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellows in Humanities and Social Studies, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, without limitation of subject, for two years in the first instance, from 1 October 2004. These fellowships carry common table rights (up to £30 a week for meals in hall) and are open to both men and women. A fellowship is renewable for a further term of two years subject to certain conditions. Candidates should have had at least three years' relevant postgraduate experience by commencement of the fellowship, and in the case of postdoctoral applicants, no more than three years should have elapsed since receipt of a doctorate. See below for guidance on obtaining full details and application forms.

Note: science-based non-stipendiary junior research fellowships will be advertised in September/October 2004 for 1 January 2005.

Wolfson/AEA Technology Industrial Fellowships 2004–6

Wolfson College proposes to make elections to two two-year Wolfson/AEA Technology Industrial Fellowships to commence on 1 October 2004. These fellowships are intended to enable those working at AEA Technology or in industry to come to Oxford to engage in a joint research project with a university department. The intention is that these fellowships should give an opportunity for collaborative research which would not otherwise have taken place, but the college is prepared to receive proposals in respect of already established research projects. Proposers will be expected to negotiate an agreement with the company by whom the candidate is employed, under which the company would continue to pay his or her full salary but would permit him or her to spend one-fifth of his/her time on a joint research project in Oxford. The college is willing to consider a variation from this pattern to suit current conditions or individual circumstances. The college will offer up to £1,000 per annum towards any expense reasonably incurred in pursuance of the aims of the fellowship.

The closing date for applications for all the above fellowships is 15 March. For full details and an application form for any of the above, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the President's Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD. (The college reserves the right not to accept applications received after the closing date.)

Friday 23 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR C. HUMPHREY: `Naming taboos in Mongolia and their relation to personhood' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

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

DR D. STASAVAGE: `Globalisation and transparency in economic policy-making' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

WORKSHOP: `Savoirs contestés et capitales controversées (Londres et Paris)' (Franco-British Research Group on `Scientific capitals: Paris and London'), Maison Française, 2.30–5.30 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.).

DR J. MADDICOTT: `Genesis: "The Witan of the English people", c.900–1066' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR DAVID BUTLER: `The strategy of the Conservative Party' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

DR U. HERBERT: `Stalinist and Nazi rule: possibilities and limits of comparison' (lecture in series `Historical concepts between Western and Eastern Europe'), European Studies Centre, 70 Woodstock Road, 5 p.m.

AFIF SAFIEH: `Which way forward?' (lecture series: `Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

LORD (DOUGLAS) HURD: `Britain in today's world' (European Movement open meeting), Maison Française, 7.30 p.m.

Saturday 24 January

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

COLIN CARR performs Bach suites for cello: no. 2 in D minor, no. 4 in E flat major, and no. 6 in D major, the Hall, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the porters' lodge, St John's).

Sunday 25 January

THE REVD DR JOHN MUDDIMAN preaches the Macbride Sermon, Hertford, 10 a.m.

ALEXANDRA BUCKLE (flute) and CHRISTIAN WILSON (piano) perform music by Poulenc and Hindemith, the Hall, Balliol, 9 p.m. (doors open 8.45 p.m.; admission free).

Monday 26 January

R. RALLEY, Cambridge: `The "comminalte" of London physicians and surgeons, 1423–4' (seminar series: `Surgery, physic, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

J.-L. LEUTRAT: `Introduction au cinéma de la "modernité": Jean-Luc Godard (Une femme est une femme/Les Carabiniers)' (lecture series), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID WATSON: `A new university world? National and international perspectives on change in higher education' (Green College Lectures: `The future of higher education'), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.

PAT SYMONDS: `Success in competition: the application of science or just sheer luck?' (Formula 1 Motorsport Evening), Begbroke Science Park, 7 p.m. (admission free, but e-mail reservation necessary: elen.humphreys@begbroke.ox.ac.uk or rebecca.lingwood@begbroke.ox.ac.uk).

Tuesday 27 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Presentation skills'—day 2, 9.30 a.m., and `Small group teaching'—humanities and social sciences, first meeting, 12.15 p.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR C. COKER, LORD (NAZIR) AHMED, and THE RT. HON. ANN TAYLOR, MP: `Through different eyes' (Parliamentary Seminars: `A fractured world: foreign policy in the twenty-first century'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR T. BURCHARDT: ` "One man's rags are another man's riches": identifying adaptive preferences using panel data' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Barnett House, 5 p.m.

HUGH WHITEMORE (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `Learning the lingo: how television drama evolved' (News International Broadcast Media Lectures: `The largest theatre in the world: a writer's view of television drama'), Exeter, 5.30 p.m.

Wednesday 28 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Induction seminar for heads of department and chairmen of boards', 9.30 a.m.; `Presentation skills'—day 2, 9.30 a.m.; and `Small group teaching'—sciences and medical sciences, first meeting, 12.15 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Nineteenth-century French paintings', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

DR A. WYGANT: `Medean alchemy' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. CLUNAS: `Sitting and roaming: visual and material cultures of direction and movement' (Slade Lectures: `Empire of Great Brightness: visual and material cultures of Ming China, 1368--1644'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.F. KENNEDY: `Early opera as icon and method' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `Early Jesuit music'—with video and audio illustrations), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR B. MILTON-EDWARDS: `The concept of Hudna (ceasefires) in Islamic political thought' (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies seminars: `Islamic political thought'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR B. NEUBERGER: `Education and democracy in Israel—dilemmas and constraints' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

Thursday 29 January

PROFESSOR A. GRAY: `Ageing and health expenditure: a new look at the evidence' (seminar series: `Health and social care for ageing populations'), Lecture Theatre, Department of Sociology, 1 p.m.

THE REVD DR JUDITH THOMAS: `Emotional dynamics in the pastoral counselling of women victims of abuse: a multicultural analysis of "shame" ' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Engendering emotion: interdisciplinary contexts'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR E. OSTROM: `The Samaritan's dilemma: an institutional analysis of aid and development' (Lee Lecture in Political Science and Government), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR D. KILLINGLEY: `Christian and Indian traditions in historical perspective' (Centre for Christianity and Culture lecture series: `Relating to the "Other": Hindu and Christian perspectives'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

A. SHIRLEY: `Some heroes (and one heroine) of polar exploration' (DNB Seminars in Historical Biography: `Heroes and character'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

Friday 30 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Project management for administrative staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR R. DILLEY: `Identifying craftsmen in Senegal: conceptions of "caste", cultural origin, and animal characteristics' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

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

DR V. JOSHI: `Globalisation and exchange rate regimes' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

DR J. MADDICOTT: `Confluence: English council, feudal counsel, 1066–1189' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR: `The role of the Department for Constitutional Affairs—the Permanent Secretary's view' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

AHMAD KHALIDI: `A national security policy for Palestine' (lecture series: `Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL: `Teaching non-western religions today: finance, politics, and identity' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

Saturday 31 January

ORGAN RECITAL: Christian Wilson, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

Sunday 1 February

THE REVD DR MAURICE WILES preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

Monday 2 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for administrators'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

A. NATHOO: ` "The most extraordinary programme ever shown on television": transplant surgeons, cardiac patients, and Tomorrow's World in 1968' (seminar series: `Surgery, physic, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

J.-L. LEUTRAT: `Introduction au cinéma de la "modernité": Jean-Luc Godard (Vivre sa vie/Le Mépris)' (lecture series), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

BRIAN O'ROURKE: `Composite materials and safety structures in F1 racing cars' (Formula 1 Motorsport Evening), Begbroke Science Park, 6 p.m. (admission free, but e-mail reservation necessary: elen.humphreys@begbroke.ox.ac.uk or rebecca.lingwood@begbroke.ox.ac.uk).