Oxford University Gazette: 22 May 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4660: 22 May 2003

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University Acts

GENERAL PURPOSES COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The General Purposes Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 6 June.

Curators of the University Libraries

1 In regulation 3.60 of Council Regulations 15 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, p. 236, as renumbered by the changes published on 31 October 2002, 13 March 2003, and 1 May 2003, pp. 352, 948, 1150), insert new paragraph (12) as follows and renumber existing paragraphs (12)--(18) as paragraphs (13)--(19):

`(12) a person appointed by the Continuing Education Board;'.

2 Ibid., regulation 62 (as renumbered), delete `regulation 4.47 (3)- -(16)' and substitute `regulation 4.60 (3)--(17)'.

3 Ibid., delete `(17) and (18)' and substitute `(18) and (19)'.

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the curators, provide for the appointment of an additional curator, to be appointed by the Continuing Education Board.]


CONGREGATION 20 May

1 Declaration of approval of Resolution approving the conferment of a Degree by Diploma

That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma upon THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS PATTEN, CH, PC, MA, Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, Chancellor-elect of the University, be approved.

2 Declaration of approval of Resolution approving the reallocation of space from Chemistry to the University Museum of Natural History

That approximately 640 sq.m. of floor space in the University Museum and Inorganic Chemistry buildings be reallocated from Chemistry to the University Museum of Natural History, part of the space to be used for a joint University Museum and Pitt Rivers Museum visitor facility, on occupation of the Chemistry Research Laboratory by the Department of Chemistry.

3 Declaration of approval of Resolution concerning the implementation for externally funded academic-related staff of the Fixed-Term Employees Regulations

That this House endorse the introduction of the proposed new open-ended, externally funded contract of employment for certain academic-related staff, and associated redundancy procedures, and in particular agree that Council should appoint a Redundancy Committee in accordance with section 10 of Statute XII, Part B to deal with the termination of such contracts for reason of redundancy.


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Howson, S., MA, D.Phil., New College

Katouzian, H., Faculty of Oriental Studies

Ladle, R.J., D.Phil., Wolfson

Mckenzie, J., Sub-faculty of Archaeology

Rimmer, C., Mathematical Institute

Talmon, S.A.G., St Anne's

Wingate, U.C., Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

University Agenda

CONVOCATION 25 June

Admission and Installation of the Chancellor of the University

A Convocation will be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday, 25 June, at 11.30 a.m., for the purpose of admitting THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS PATTEN, CH, PC, MA, Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, to office as the Chancellor of the University, and conferring upon him the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma. The Encaenia ceremony will follow immediately upon the conclusion of the installation.


CONGREGATION 25 June

1 Encaenia

Mr Vice-Chancellor invites Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, holders of the Oxford Degrees of Doctor of Divinity, Civil Law, Medicine, Letters, Science, and Music, the Proctors, the Assessor, the Public Orator, the Professor of Poetry, the Registrar, the outgoing President of the Oxford University Student Union, and the Presidents of the Junior and Middle common rooms of Lincoln College, Keble College, and Kellogg College (as being the colleges of the Proctors and the Assessor) to partake of Lord Crewe's Benefaction to the University, meeting him in the Hall of Brasenose College at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday, 25 June. Thence they will go in procession to the Sheldonian Theatre, where will be spoken the Oration in Commemoration of the Benefactors of the University according to the intention of the Right Honourable Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham.

Note. Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, and Doctors who propose to accept Mr Vice-Chancellor's invitation, and to be present in the Sheldonian Theatre, are requested to inform his Secretary at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone (2)70243; e-mail: alison.miles@admin.ox.ac.uk) not later than Wednesday, 18 June. They are reminded that, while academic dress of other universities may (if desired) be worn at the Encaenia Garden Party, the appropriate Oxford academic dress should always be worn at the partaking of Lord Crewe's Benefaction and at the Encaenia Ceremony.

2 Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Civil Law

THE RT. HON. BARONESS O'NEILL OF BENGARVE, CBE, MA (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Harvard), FBA, F.MED.SCI., Honorary Fellow of Nuffield and Somerville Colleges, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge

Doctor of Letters

PROFESSOR MARY DOUGLAS, CBE, B.SC., MA, D.PHIL., FBA, Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College, Emeritus Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University

Doctor of Science

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS, DBE, MA, D.PHIL., FRS, F.R.ENG., Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Professor of Polymer Science and Director of the Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London

SIR PAUL NURSE (B.SC. Birmingham; PH.D. East Anglia), FRS, Honorary Fellow of Linacre College, Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK, and President-elect of Rockefeller University, New York

PROFESSOR JEAN-PIERRE SERRE, Honorary Professor at the Collège de France

Doctor of Music

PLACIDO DOMINGO, KBE, FRCM, opera singer, conductor, and administrator

Notices

NISSAN PROFESSORSHIP OF MODERN JAPANESE STUDIES

ROGER GOODMAN, MA, D.PHIL. (BA Durham), Fellow of St Antony's College and University Lecturer in the Social Anthropology of Japan, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2003.

Dr Goodman will remain a fellow of St Antony's College.


DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Appointment of Head of Department

The Social Sciences Board has reappointed DR M.F.E. PHILP, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL. (BA Bradford, M.SC. Leeds) as Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations with effect from 1 August 2003 until 31 July 2005.


CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Stem Cell Biology on T. ENVER (B.SC., PH.D. London), currently Chairman, Section of Gene Function and Regulation, Institute of Cancer Research, for a period of five years from 1 July 2003.


COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARDS

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

                                     Appointed by

Professorship of Geography
                                          
The Principal of Linacre           Mr Vice-Chancellor[1]
The Principal of Hertford          ex officio
Professor A.C. Imeson              Council
Professor Sir Ron Cooke             Council                  
Professor D. Sugden                Life and Environmental                                        
                                      Sciences Board
Professor G.L. Clark               Life and Environmental                                         
                                      Sciences Board
Professor P.C. Newell              Life and Environmental                                         
                                      Sciences Board 
Dr K. Willis                       Life and Environmental                                         
                                      Sciences Board
Mr R. Van Noorden                  Hertford College

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


                                        Appointed by

Professorship of Human Geography
                                          
Mr Vice-Chancellor                 ex officio
The President of St John's         ex officio
Professor S. Smith                 Council
Professor A.J. Scott               Council                 
Professor R. Munton                Life and Environmental                                        
                                      Sciences Board
Professor G.L. Clark               Life and Environmental                                         
                                      Sciences Board
Professor P.C. Newell              Life and Environmental                                         
                                      Sciences Board
Dr E. Swyngedouw                   Life and Environmental                                        
                                      Sciences Board
Dr J. Langton                      St John's College

ISIS INNOVATION LIMITED

Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BZ

Isis Innovation, a wholly-owned company of the University, was established in 1988. The company has been formed to exploit know-how arising out of research funded by the UK Government through the Research Councils and funded by other bodies where the rights are not tied. The function of the company is to ensure that the results of research bring rewards to Oxford, and to the inventors, who are given a financial incentive for exploitation.

Isis seeks licensees willing to pay lump sums and/or royalties for the use of know-how arising out of research. Isis also exploits the intellectual property of the University by setting up individual companies using venture capital or development capital funds.

Isis' services are also available to individuals who wish to exploit the results of research supported by non-Research Council sources, when there are no prior conditions on the handling of the intellectual property rights. Isis Innovation has at its disposal a small pre- seedcorn fund for paying the costs of protecting intellectual property rights and for taking work to a stage where its potential can be assessed.

Isis finds industrial partners to ensure that new ideas can be developed for market requirements. The company has established the Oxford Innovation Society for major industrial companies, so that they can have a window on Oxford technology and an opportunity to license and invest where appropriate.

A brochure explaining Isis' activities is available. If you wish to receive a copy, please contact Isis (details below).

Members of the University should contact the Managing Director if they wish to take advantage of the services that Isis provides. (Telephone: (2)80830, fax: (2)80831, e-mail: innovation@isis.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.isis-innovation.com/.)


ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM

Study-day

Spectacular impressions—Old Master prints: Thursday, 29 May, 9.45 a.m.–4 p.m. Explore the development and techniques of printmaking, including fifteenth-century single-sheet woodcuts and prints from Mantegna to Dürer, Rembrandt, and Callot, through lectures, seminars, and tours.

The cost is £20 (£18 for Friends of the Ashmolean, £6 for full-time students and ES40 holders). For further details and to book telephone the Education Service on Oxford (2)78015.


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Exhibition now open

Mark Rowan-Hull: new paintings. Abstract paintings which focus on the visualisation of music, in particular the works of Olivier Messiaen (until 5 June)

Open daily 10 a.m.–4 p.m., subject to college commitments. Intending visitors should first telephone the college (Oxford (2)74100).


BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

Exhibition open

Face the Music II: Handel and his contemporaries—an exhibition of Music Faculty portraits

Events

Tuesday, 3 June, 1–1.45 p.m. Music from the Berlin Court by C.P.E. Bach, Benda, Frederick the Great, and J.S. Bach, with Joshua Getzler (baroque flute) and Francis Knights (clavichord).

13--18 July. A week's course on bow-making. To book, contact Andrew Bellis on 01202 534360.

28 June, Dennis Arnold Hall, 4 p.m. Clavichord recital, with Paul Simmonds. Admission free.


MUSICAL EVENTS

The Hertford College Orchestra, Chamber Choir, and Jazz Band will perform Walton's Crown Imperial Coronation March, Vaughan Williams' English Folk Song Suite, Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4, a selection of English madrigals and anthems, and Bill Reddie's Channel One Suite, at 8 p.m. on Friday, 23 May, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets, costing £5 (concessions £3), will be available at the door, or may be bought in advance from Hertford College Lodge.

Sir Nicholas Jackson and the London Concertante will perform Bach's The Musical Offering at 7.30 p.m. on Saturday, 31 May, in the Holywell Music Room. Tickets, costing £7.50 (concessions £5) are available from Tickets Oxford at the Oxford Playhouse (telephone: Oxford 305305), and may also be purchased at the door.


COMPUTING SERVICES

Courses, Trinity Term and Long Vacation

Fifth week

Using Spreadsheets for Data Management: Tuesday, 27 May--3 June, 9.15 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

ECDL: Drop-in Sessions: Thursday, 29 May, 10 a.m.--1 p.m.

Working with Digital Images in PhotoShop (Advanced): Thursday, 29 May, 2--5 p.m.

Advanced Topics in PowerPoint (2000): Thursday, 29 May, 9.15 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

Sixth week

Introduction to SAS (v. 8.2): Monday, 2 June, and Tuesday, 3 June, 9.15 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

Essential Access (2000): Monday, 2 June--16 June, 9.15 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

Introduction to Flash: Monday, 2 June, 2--5 p.m.

Essential Web Publishing Skills: Tuesday, 3 June--1 July, 2--5 p.m.

Introduction to FrontPage (2000): Tuesday, 3 June, 12.30--1.30 p.m.

ECDL: Drop-in Sessions: Thursday, 5 June, 10 a.m.--1 p.m.

Getting to Grips with Frontpage: Thursday, 5 June, 9.15 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

Using EndNote to Create Bibliographies (v.6): Friday, 6 June, 2--5 p.m.

GNU/Linux for the Home and Office User: Friday, 6 June, 9.15 a.m.--5 p.m.

Seventh week

Effective Web Searching: Tuesday, 10 June, 1230--1.30 p.m.

Introduction to Poster Design using Pagemaker (v6.5): Wednesday, 11 June, 10.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m.

ECDL: Drop-in Sessions: Thursday, 12 June, 10 a.m.--1 p.m.

Creating Interactive Web Pages: Friday, 13 June--27 June, 9.15 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

CV Surgery: Friday, 13 June, 2 p.m.--5 p.m.

Eighth week

Analysing Data with Excel: Tuesday, 17 June, 9.15 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

Remote Access to Oxford with VPN: Tuesday, 17 June, 12.30--1.30 p.m.

Introduction to Document Preparation using LaTeX: Tuesday, 17 June, 2--5 p.m.

ECDL: Drop-in Sessions: Thursday, 19 June, 10 a.m.--1 p.m.

Ninth week

Introduction to SPSS for Windows (v.10): Monday, 23 June, 9.15 a.m.--5 p.m.

Tenth week

ECDL: Drop-in Sessions: Thursday, 3 July, 10 a.m.--1 p.m.

Eleventh week

ECDL: Drop-in Sessions, Final session this term: Thursday, 10 July, 10 a.m.--1 p.m.

Unix Systems Administration Seminars: Thursday, 10 July, 12.30--1.30

Twelfth week

Essential IT Skills: Basics and Beyond for Administrative Staff: Tuesday, 15 July, 9.15 a.m. --5 p.m.

Thirteenth week

VLE Workshop. Run by JISC at OUCS, Wednesday, 23 July.

Word (2000): Mail Merge for Administrative Staff: Thursday, 24 July, 10 a.m.--12 noon.

Word (2000): Styles and Table of Contents for Administrative Staff: Thursday, 24 July, 1--3 p.m.

Word (2000): Tables, Tabs, and Indents for Administrative Staff: Friday, 25 July, 10 a.m.-- 12 noon.

Word (2000): Mail Merge for Administrative Staff: Friday, 25 July, 1--3 p.m.

Lectures

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Professor of French Literature

PROFESSOR ALAIN VIALA will deliver his inaugural lecture, in French, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 June, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Réponse à Rousseau, ou: De La Modernité des Lettres.'


Camden Professor of Ancient History

PROFESSOR A.K. BOWMAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Outposts of empire.'


CLASSICS

The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR REINHARD STROHM will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 June, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. For further details, telephone (2)88210, or e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `The Greeks in Baroque opera.'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR M. BATE, Cambridge, will deliver a Jenkinson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 June, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Embryonic behaviour in Drosophila—assembling the moving parts.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

Unless otherwise indicated, the following interdisciplinary seminars will continue at 4 p.m. on Tuesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: J. Klein, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

PROFESSOR E. KUMACHEVA, Toronto
27 May: `Polymer nanostructured materials: from meso- to nanoscales.'

PROFESSOR M. GRUNZE, Heidelberg
3 June: `Solvation forces between hydrophobic and hydrophilic objects in aqueous solutions.'

PROFESSOR P.T. CUMMINGS, Vanderbilt University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Mon. 9 June, 2.15 p.m.: `Molecular simulation of the structure and rheology of nanoconfined fluids.'

PROFESSOR M. KLEIN, Pennsylvania
17 June: `Self-assembly and morphology of block copolymer surfactants.'


Department of Earth Sciences

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

DR S. KELLEY, Open University
2 June: `Meteorite impacts and mass extinctions—do they really correlate?'

PROFESSOR A. VAN GEEN, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, New York
9 June: `Arsenic in Bangladesh groundwater: from earth science to mitigation.'


Biophysical Chemistry Seminars

The following seminars will be given at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Dr L.C. Snoek.

DR L.J. SMITH
28 May: `Characterising non-native protein conformations.'

PROFESSOR P. HORE
18 June: `Bird navigation: a chemical magnetic compass?'


MEDICAL SCIENCES

University Laboratory of Physiology

The following seminars will be given at 12 noon on Wednesdays in the Sherrington Room, the University Laboratory of Physiology. The organisers are Dr Kai Thilo (e-mail: kai.thilo@physiol.ox.ac.uk), and Dr C. Paul Plested (e-mail: paul.plested@physiol.ox.ac.uk).

Details of the 4 June seminar will be announced later.

Convener: J.C. Ellory, MA, D.Sc., Professor of Physiology.

R. MALINOW, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York
28 May: `Receptor trafficking during plasticity.'(Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR K.R. SIPIRO, Laboratories of Experimental Cardiology, Leuven
11 June: `Calcium signalling in cardiac myocytes.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)

PROFESSOR D. SATTELLE
18 June: `Nicotinic receptor gene families: a wealth of variants on the pore man's prototype receptor.' (Sponsored by the Physiological Society)


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.

DR M. HALSEY
30 May: `Intellectual property.'

DR J. TOBIAS, Rheumatology Unit, Bristol
13 June: `Oestrogen receptors in bone disease.'

PROFESSOR L. RIGGS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
4 July: `Anabolic agents for the treatment of osteoporosis: similarities and differences.'

DR R. GILL
11 July: `The Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Collaborative.'

PROFESSOR T. KIRKWOOD, Professor of Medicine, University of Newcastle
25 July: To be announced.

PROFESSOR C. VAUGHAN, Cape Town
31 Oct.: To be announced.


MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

PROFESSOR JULIANE BESTERS-DILGER, University of Vienna, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the ground-floor lecture room, 47 Wellington Square. The lecture will be delivered in Russian.

Conveners: C.M. MacRobert, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Russian Philology and Comparative Slavonic Philology, and J.M. Fellerer, MA, University Lecturer in non-Russian Slavonic Languages.

Subject: `The Ostrog Academy: a cultural centre of the Eastern Slavs (1576–1636).'


MODERN HISTORY, SOCIAL SCIENCES

Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries —narrations and interpretations

PROFESSOR D. DINER, Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century, will deliver the following lectures and seminars at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Rothermere American Institute (unless indicated otherwise).

Tue. 27 May, Council Room, Mansfield College: `Jewish history as general history: concepts and paradigms reconsidered.'

Wed. 28 May: `Empire, ethnicity, and diplomacy: the Jews as a historical minority.'

Thur. 29 May: `Twilight time: nation-states and the crisis of citizenship.'

Fri. 30 May, 10 a.m.: `The Jewish experience between pre-modernity and post-modernity.'

Mon. 2 June: `The impact of the Holocaust: reinventing the Jewish nation after 1945.'

Wed. 4 June, Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies: `State, society, and memory: Jewish experience and historiographical change in Europe after 1989.'

Thur. 5 June: `History, variety, and legitimacy: concerning Israeli historical consciousness.'

Fri. 6 June, 10 a.m.: `The crisis of modernity and the Jews.'


Seminar in Economic History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in Seminar Room 3, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.C. Allen, MA, Professor of Economic History, N.H. Dimsdale, MA, University Lecturer (CUF) in Economics, K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economics History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

K. SOKOLOFF, UCLA
28 May: `Lives of invention: the "Great Inventors" of the United States, 1790–1935.'

I. KEAY, Queen's, Canada
4 June: `Productivity comparisons: manufacturing in Canada and the United States along the international border, 1870–1.'

R. STECKEL, Ohio State
11 June: `Long-term trends in health in pre- Columbian America.'


PHILOSOPHY

Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR SUSAN CAREY, Harvard, will deliver the Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 May, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `The origin of concepts.'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

Annual African Studies Lecture

PROFESSOR P.T. ZELEZA, University of Illinois, Urbana–Champaign, will deliver the annual African Studies Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Subject: `Rewriting the African diaspora: beyond the Black Atlantic.'


THEOLOGY

Becket Institute

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

DR D. CORRYWRIGHT, Oxford Brookes University
22 May: `Network spirituality: the Schumacher–Resurgence–Kumar nexus.'

DR G. HOUTMAN, London
12 June: `Aung San Suu Kyi: Buddhism and female leadership in south-east Asia.'


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

ANDREA ZENOBIO, Reuters Programme Fellow/Editor, EM Ecologia, Estado de Minas, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 May, in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.

Subject: `The development of environmental journalism in Brazil.'


New approaches to Brazilian independence

This workshop will be held on Thursday, 29 May, and Friday, 30 May, in St Antony's College and the Centre for Brazilian Studies. The full programme may be found at http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk, and obtained from enquiries@brazil.ox.ac.uk.

DR J. MALERBA: `Recent historiography on the independence of Brazil.'

DR J. PEDREIRA, Nova de Lisboa: `The political economy of the breakdown of the Portuguese–Brazilian empire.'

DR K. SCHULTZ, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York: `Revolutionary politics and the transfer of the Portuguese court to Brazil.'

DR L.M. SCHWARCZ, São Paulo: `The symbolic dimension of independence festivities and the payment for the Royal Library.'

DR I. SCHIAVINATTO, Universidade Estadual de Campinas: `On the political foundations of the Brazilian Empire.'

DR I. LUSTOSA, Case Rui Barbosa, Rio de Janeiro: `The birth of a Brazilian press and Brazil's independence, 1821–3.'

DR H. KRAAY, Calgary: `Popular participation in Brazilian independence, with special reference to Bahia.'


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

Deutsche Bank Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR XAVIER FREIXAS will deliver the Deutsche Bank Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 5 June, in the Saïd Business School. Admission is free, and the lecture is open to the public.

Further details may be found on the Financial Research Centre Web site, http://www.finance.ox.ac.uk/deutbank_lecture2003.htm.

Subject: `European banking integration: where do we stand?'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR BARRY FLOOD, New York University, Oxford, will present a seminar at 5.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 May, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Translating India: booty and beauty in medieval Afghanistan.'


TRANSPORT STUDIES UNIT

ESRC Seminar Series 2002–3: Transport investment and the economy

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Room 1, St Anne's College. Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Sylvia Boyce (e-mail: sylvia.boyce@tsu.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: J.M. Preston, MA, Director of the Unit and Reader in Transport Studies.

PROFESSOR A. MAY, Leeds
22 May: `Determining levels of local transport investment.'

PROFESSOR D. BEGG, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen
19 June: `Delivering transport investment: socio- economic issues.'


ALL SOULS COLLEGE

PROFESSOR ROGER LOUIS, Kerr Professor in English History and Culture, University of Texas at Austin, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 23 May, in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Subject: `Sir Keith Hancock and the British Empire: the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana.'


Chichele Lectures 2003

All Souls in the era of the Second Founding, .1865–1914

DR SIMON GREEN, Fellow of the college, will deliver the Chichele Lectures at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College. The lectures are open to the public.

30 May: `The years of the Constituent Assembly.'

6 June: `The impact of Anson.'

13 June: `The golden age of the Prize Fellows.'

20 June: `Chichele's professoriate and its peculiar purposes.'


GREEN COLLEGE

Alan Emery Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR DAVID WEATHERALL will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 29 May, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Genomics and world health: myth or reality?'


MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR J.R. WOODHOUSE, FBA, Emeritus Fiat–Serena Professor of Italian, will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Subject: `The Travels of Marco Polo.'


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

Imaging the Basques: foreign views of the Basque country

This meeting will be held on Friday, 30 May, 9.50 a.m.–5.10 p.m., in 70 Woodstock Road.

Conveners: Jeremy MacClancy, Oxford Brookes University (e-mail: jmacclancy@brookes.ox.ac.uk), and Santiago Leoné, Basque Visiting Fellow, St Antony's College (e-mail: santiago.leone@sant.ox.ac.uk).

A. DRACE-FRANCIS, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London
10 a.m.: `Seeing the Basques in context: some symbolic˜geographical frameworks for a European identity.'

DR MACCLANCY
10.45 a.m.: `Imaging others: anthropological perspectives.'

J. GABILONDO, Reno, Nevada
12 noon: `Imagining the global Basque country: on the discursive encounter of North American tourism and Basque emigration/exile. From Hemingway and Monzon to the Laxalts and Kurlansky.'

C. ROBIO, Universidad del País Vasco—Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea
2 p.m.: `Basque identity and travel accounts in the nineteenth century.'

E. JIMÉNEZ, writer
2.45 p.m.: `Ernest Hemingway's Basque connection.'

F. JAVIER CASPISTEGUI, Navarra
3.40 p.m.: `Between repulsion and attraction: Carlism seen through foreign eyes.'

DR LEONÉ
4.25 p.m.: `Before and after the Carlist wars: changing images of the Basques.'


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Just war and actual war

This conference will be held on Thursday, 26 June (10.15 a.m.), and Friday, 27 June, in Wolfson College.

Registration forms may be obtained from Jan Scriven, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD (e-mail: jan.scriven@wolfson.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 2 June.

Conveners: Professor Richard Sorabji and Dr David Rodin.

Thursday, 26 June: just war

PROFESSOR SORABJI
11 a.m.: `Just war in the Conquistadors debate: ancient origins and modern relevance.'

Speaker to be confirmed
12.15 p.m.: `Islamic theories of just war.'

DR N. SOLOMON
2.30 p.m.: `Jewish theories of just war.'

DR N. ALLEN
3.30 p.m.: `Just war in the Mahabharata.'

DR K. NABULSI
5 p.m.: `Just war from Grotius to modern times.'

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES, Bishop of Oxford
6 p.m.: `The Christian just war tradition and its application to the modern world (nuclear weapons, guerrilla warfare, counter-terrorism).'


Friday, 27 June: actual war

DR D. RODIN
11 a.m.: `Terrorism and asymmetric war.'

E. KIRKSEY
12 noon: `From terrorist camps to Bible camps: militarism and Christianity in West Papua.'

PROFESSOR M. GOODMAN
12.15 p.m.: `Jews and Romans.'

PROFESSOR R. HOLMES, Royal Military College of Science
2.15 p.m.: `The business of battle.'

PROFESSOR J. STALLWORTHY (chairing a panel of speakers from Wolfson College)
3.15 p.m.: `The First World War.'

DR A. DEIGHTON
5 p.m.: `Europe's role.'

SIR MICHAEL QUINLAN, King's College, London
6 p.m.: `Kuwait to Iraq.'


Michael Argyle Memorial Lecture

DR MICHAEL G. BROCK, Honorary Fellow, Wolfson College, will deliver a special lecture in memory of Michael Argyle at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: ` "An engagement very difficult": the early days at Wolfson.'


TRANSLATION RESEARCH IN OXFORD AND THE EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Translating Freud again? (The New Penguin Freud, edited by Adam Phillips)

This seminar will be held from 9.30 a.m. on Saturday, 14 June, in St Hugh's College. Registration fee £18 (students £4); lunch £8.70. Further details may be obtained from Edith McMorran (e-mail: edith.mcmorran@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk), and from the Web site http://www.trio.org.uk.

ADAM PHILLIPS
10 a.m.: `Presentation of the project.'

PAUL KEEGAN
10.30 a.m.: `History of Freud in translation.'

MALCOLM BOWIE, RACHEL BOWLBY, HUGH HAUGHTON, AND JERI JOHNSON
11.30 a.m.: round table discussion.

ADAM PHILLIPS
2 p.m.: `Textual analysis of the translation: clinical implications.'

Mr Phillips' second paper will be followed by a round table discussion, by translators ALAN BANCE, ANTHEA BELL, JOYCE CRICK, NICOLA LUCKHURST, HELEN RAGG-KIRKBY, JOHN REDDICK, and ANDREW WEBBER, with a French view from FRANÇOISE COBLENCE.

Examinations and Boards

DIVISIONAL BOARD BY-ELECTION 19 June

Notice is hereby given of the following impending vacancy:

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

(from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Engineering)

Resigning member: Dr W.R. Moore

Period of office: Michaelmas Term 2003 for one year

Nominations in writing for the elections on 19 June, by two members (other than the candidate) of the electorate for each vacancy, which is the same as the persons from among whom the vacancy will be filled (as specified above), will be received by the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 26 May, and similar nominations by six members of the electorate other than the candidate, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 2 June. (As 26 May is a Bank Holiday, any two-member nomination delivered to the University Offices before they open at 8 a.m. on 27 May will be assumed to have been made before the statutory deadline.)

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and faculty, sub-faculty, or department (indicative of the relevant electorate) in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are obtainable from Rebecca Gibbs (telephone (2)80179, e-mail: rebecca.gibbs@admin.ox.ac.uk). In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical notice of each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 12 June, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of the electorate as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head Clerk not later than 4 p.m. on 19 June).

The following nomination has been duly received:

C.P. BUCKLEY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Balliol

Nominated by:

W.R. Eatock Taylor, St Hugh's
W.R. Moore, Jesus


FACULTY BOARD BY-ELECTION 19 June 2003

Notice is hereby given of the following impending vacancy:

Classics Faculty Board

(from among the members of the sub-faculty of Ancient History)

Resigning member: Professor R.R.R. Smith

Period of office: from MT 2003 until MT 2004

Nominations in writing for the elections on 19 June, by two members (other than the candidate) of the electorate for each vacancy, which is the same as the persons from among whom the vacancy will be filled (as specified above), will be received by the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 26 May, and similar nominations by six members of the electorate other than the candidate, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 2 June. (As 26 May is a Bank Holiday, any two-member nomination delivered to the University Offices before they open at 8 a.m. on 27 May will be assumed to have been made before the statutory deadline.)

Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and faculty, sub-faculty, or department (indicative of the relevant electorate) in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. There is no special form but, in addition to the signatures of nominators, nominations must state, in block capitals, the name and initials, and college (or, if no college, the department) of (1) each person nominated, and (2) each nominator.

In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical notice of each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 12 June, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of the electorate as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head Clerk not later than 4 p.m. on 19 June).

The following nomination has been duly received:

J.J. COULTON, MA, Fellow of Merton

Nominated by:

E.H. Bispham, Brasenose
N. Purcell, St John's


APPOINTMENTS, REAPPOINTMENTS, AND CONFERMENTS OF TITLE

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

Humanities Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Oriental Studies

JUDITH PFEIFFER (MA Köln). In Arabic. Fellow-elect of St Cross College. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2008.

DAVID G.K. TAYLOR, MA, D.PHIL. In Aramaic and Syriac. Fellow-elect of Wolfson College. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2008.

English

JOSEPHINE MCDONAGH (BA Wales, MA, PH.D. Southampton). In Victorian Literature. Fellow-elect of Linacre College. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2005.

Modern History

GERALDINE A. JOHNSON (BA Yale, MA Cambridge, PH.D. Harvard). Student-elect of Christ Church. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2008.

Music

JONATHAN GUY EVRILL CROSS (BA Bristol, PH.D. London). In Music. Fellow-elect of Christ Church. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2008.

GROCYN LECTURER

Classics

MATHIEU PIETER DE BAKKER (MA Amsterdam), M.ST. Fellow-elect of Wadham College. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2008.


Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Modern History

NICHOLAS SINCLAIR DAVIDSON, MA (MA Cambridge). In the History of the European Renaissance and Reformation. Fellow of St Edmund Hall. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age.

Oriental Studies

BJARKE FRELLESVIG, MA (MA, PH.D. Copenhagen). In Japanese. Fellow of Hertford College. From 1 January 2004 to the retiring age.

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (CUF)

Modern History

JUDITH SUZANNE POLLMANN, MA (MA London, Doctoraat, Amsterdam). In Modern History. Fellow of Somerville College. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age.

MARK WHITTOW, MA, D.PHIL. In Modern History. Fellow of St Peter's College. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age.

FARAMERZ NOSHIR DABHOIWALA, MA, D.PHIL. (BA York). In Modern History. Fellow of Exeter College. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age.

SIMON ANDREW SKINNER, MA, M.PHIL., D.PHIL. In Modern History. Fellow of Balliol College. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age.

Philosophy

JOHN TASIOULAS, MA, D.PHIL. (BA, LL.B. Melbourne). In Philosophy. Fellow of Corpus Christi College. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age.

WILLIAM MANDER, MA, D.PHIL. (BA London). In Philosophy. Fellow of Harris Manchester College. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age.

STEPHEN JAMES MULHALL, MA, D.PHIL. (MA Toronto). In Philosophy. Fellow of New College. From 1 April 2003 to the retiring age.

Conferment of title

English Language and Literature

PAULINA KEWES, D.PHIL. (MA Gdansk). In English Literature. Fellow-elect of Jesus College. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2008.

Social Sciences Division

Appointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURERS

Law

ARIEL EZRACHI (LL.B. Tel Aviv), M.ST., D.PHIL. In Competition Law (Slaughter and May). Fellow of Pembroke College. From 1 August 2003 to 31 July 2008.

Economics

CHARLES KNICKERBOCKER HARLEY (BA Wooster, MA, PH.D. Harvard). In Economic History. Fellow-elect of St Antony's College. From 1 April 2004 to 31 March 2009.

Saïd Business School

MARÍA DOLORES ROMERO MORALES (M.SC. Seville, PH.D. Rotterdam). In Decision Science. Fellow-elect of St Cross College. From 1 September 2003 to 31 August 2008.

PAULO QUATTRONE (Laurea, Palermo, PH.D. Catania). In Accounting. Fellow-elect of Christ Church. From 1 September 2003 to 31 August 2008.

TARUN RAMADORAI (M.PHIL. Cambridge). In Finance. Fellow-elect of St Catherine's College. From 1 September 2003 to 31 August 2008.

Politics and International Relations

RICHARD DANA CAPLAN (BA McGill, M.PHIL. Cambridge, PH.D. London). In Politics (International Relations). Fellow-elect of Lincacre College. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2008.

DR GIOVANNI CAPOCCIA, MA (BA, MA Rome, PH.D. Florence). In Comparative Government. Fellow-elect of Corpus Christi College. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2008.

ROGER DANIEL KELEMEN (AB California, Berkeley, PH.D. Stanford). In Comparative European Politics. Fellow-elect of Lincoln College. From 1 September 2003 to 31 August 2008.

JAN ZIELONKA (PH.D. Warsaw). In European Politics. Fellow-elect of St Antony's College. From 1 January 2004 to 31 December 2008.

Area and Development Studies

KURT E. VON METTENHEIM (BA Seattle, MIA, PH.D. New York). In Brazilian Studies. Fellow-elect of St Cross College. From 1 August 2003 to 31 July 2008.

CUF LECTURERS

Law

The following holders of the title of CUF Lecturer have been appointed to the substantive posts with effect from 1 October 2003:

NICHOLAS CHARLES BAMFORTH, BCL, MA. In Law. Fellow of Queen's College. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2004.

MICHAEL RICHARD TRENCH MACNAIR, BCL, MA, D.PHIL. In Law. Fellow of St Hugh's College. From 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2005.


VISITING PROFESSOR (INTERNATIONAL APPOINTMENT)

FINANCE VOJISLAV MAKSIMOVIC (B.SC., M.SC. London, PH.D. Harvard). In Finance. From 1 June to 31 July 2003 and a further month to be agreed during Trinity Term 2004.

Reappointments

UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Educational Studies

HAZEL ROSINA HAGGER, MA, D.PHIL. (BA Leeds). In Educational Studies (Professional Education). Fellow of Kellogg College. From 1 September 2003 to the retiring age.

UNIVERSITY LECTURER (CUF)

Law

JENNIFER SUSAN PAYNE, MA (MA Cambridge). In Corporate Finance Law. Fellow of Merton College. From 1 October 2003 to the retiring age.

TEMPORARY UNIVERSITY LECTURER

Economics

VALÉRIE LECHENE (PH.D. EHESS, Paris). In Economics. From 1 October 2003 to 31 August 2005.

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARY

Christ Church

ANTHONY JAMES MORETON TEACHER, 23 April 2003; commoner 1957. Aged 65.

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Concerts

Sacred Heart's Schola Cantorum, Sacramento, California, directed by Donald Kendrick with Stephen Janzen (organ). Lunchtime recital, Christ Church Cathedral, Fri., 13 June, 1 p.m. Programme to include works by Stanford, Lauridsen and Lukas. Admission free.

Stanford University Chamber Chorale, California, with members of Schola Cantorum and instrumentalists from the Bath Philharmonia, directed by Stephen M. Sano, with Robert Huw Morgan (organ). Sat., 28 June, 8 p.m., New College Chapel. Programme to include Heisinger: O praise the Lord, and Rutter: Gloria. Tickets on the door, proceeds to charity.

Oxford Millennium Orchestra Summer Concert: Milford Ode to a Celebration, Elgar Cello Concerto (Soloist: Armand D'Angour), Dvorak Symphony no. 8 in G major. Conductor Tom Gauterin, Fri., 30 May, 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £10, £5. Available from the Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.


Computer

To Vietnamese student who purchased Sony Vaio Laptop second-hand from seller in Basingstoke, we have `smart disc' for the floppy drive. Please tel.: 01256 420066.


Symposium

Symposium on the poet-philosopher Iqbal (1877-1938). Organised by Pakistan Discussion Forum, Sat., 24 May, 2-6 p.m., St Antony's College. Speakers: Dr Keith Ward, Dr David Matthews, Dr Suheyl Umer, Dr Yahya Micot, Dr James Morris. Also included: video biography, Urdu and Persian recitations.


Volunteers Wanted

Hailing all Fellows, undergraduates, graduates and university staff! Volunteers wanted for a hands-on interactive craft/fun day for OXPIP*–The Oxford Parent-Infant Project on Saturday, 14 June at The Friends Meeting House, St Giles. If you're not exam bound, have muscle power, enjoy instant teamwork, like common sense structuring, keep cool as you go, and empathise with any age, then help us fill a slot between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. All details: Punita Miranda 07917 138272, e-mail: punita@miranda.as; Steph Wilson 01865 511276, e-mail: steph@peopleworld.freeserve.co.uk.* OXPIP is a registered charity.


Society for Graduates

Trinity Term 2003: meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership.President, Anita Segar, 01865 730574. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term, Visitors £1.50 per meeting. 23 May, Operating with the RAF–with some personal reminiscences, Air Cdre LGP Martin CBE; 30 May, A home for Valier: some impressions of Nagora Karabakh (Caucasus), Philip Clayton; 6 June, Homage to Varanasi–a pilgrimage to Benares, Pratima Mitchell; 13 June, Bugworld, George McGavin, Acting Curator of Entomology, OU Museum of Natural History; 20 June, AGM & Social, tba.


St Giles Thursday Lunchime Talks

Burning Issues: 29 May, Growth Problems in Oxfordshire, Lord Bradshaw, Wolfson College; 5 June, Priorities in Interfaith Work, Rev'd Marcus Braybrooke, President of the World Congress of Faiths. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church, 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: www.st-giles-church.org.


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students, and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice, information, andthe opportunity to meet each other socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13, Norham Gardens every Wed., 10.30–12 noon. Other activities in the club room include the Craft Group, Book Group, and informal Conversation Group. Newcomers with children (0--4 years) meet every Fri. in term, 10.15 a.m.--12 noon. We organise tours of colleges and museums, visits to places of interest, country walks, and outings to gardens and antique shops. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings from the basement. Visit our Web site on www.ox.ac.uk/staff.


Oxford University Research Staff Society

The Research Staff Society (RSS) membership consists of Post- doctoral/Junior Research Fellows and Research Assistants who work for the University of Oxford. As most Research Staff are not attached to a college and may be new to Oxford our social events provide a unique opportunity to meet researchers outside your group or department. We aim to provide an interesting and varying social setting in which to mix and to become a voice for research staff within the University. We run social events each month to suit all tastes. Please visit our Web site http://users.ox.ac.uk/~rss/, which provides information on how to join the society as well as details on events which we will be running in the near future. We hope you will decide to join us and very much look forward to meeting you at one of our events this year.


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.


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.


Periodicals Bought and Sold

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


Services Offered

Oxford Dental Implant Service (ODIS). Have your own teeth back and restore your smile or bite. Placement of dental implants at your own dental surgery or nearest participating clinic by qualified doctor and dentist. For information call: 01865 726847 or visit www.implants-odis.com.

Nursing and Personal Care: qualified nurse specialising in private care of the elderly or terminally ill will undertake dialy visits. Introductions and references via 01865 559133 or e-mail: nandm.gregory@ntlworld.com.

Quarry Building Conservation Services: helping to maintain the fabric of older houses. Stone and brick wall repairs, re-pointing and rebuilding (if necessary), dry and wet stone walling, re-plastering all using lime mortars and plasters as appropriate.`Helping to let buildings breathe', `Repair and conserve'. For more information please phone 01865 762365 or 07767 884642.

`Fly Travel'–we go all the way to finding you the best deal! Business and personal travel at discounted rates. Australia special–Sydney £475. We do not charge service fees. Tel.: 01865 202038, e-mail: flytravel@btclick.com, 66 St Clements, Oxford.

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.

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).

Indexing: Oxford Academic Services; indexing, project management, history research projects. Details of all services: judith@history.u-net.com, or Judith Loades, P.O.Box 323, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4XN.


Domestic Services

SugarPepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home or chosen venue, leaving you free to truly enjoy the day. For sample menus and further information call 01865 791136 or visit www.sugarpeppercooks.co.uk. All enquiries welcome.

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


Tuition Offered

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) L.R.A.M., near Kidlington, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 331147 Piano lessons, music theory lessons, accompanying, all ages and levels of knowledge welcome, including beginners. Contact Ana Mladenovic, experienced pianist and piano teacher. Tel.: 01865 778248; mobile 07779 580235. E-mail: anamlad@onetel.net.uk.

Do you love music? Do you want to understand how it works? Do you want to compose your own music? The Schillinger system: an accessible method of understanding and creating music for the beginner or the advanced student. The Schillinger system imposes no stylistic constraints on the composer but simply helps to focus the creative process. For course details contact: Jeremy Arden BSc MA PhD, tel.: 01865 204 136, mobile: 07790046566, e-mail: Arden@zambizi.demon.co.uk.


Situations Vacant

Dragon School, Assistant Registrar: an experienced person is required to assist in the Admissions Office. Excellent secretarial skills, good telephone manner, flexible approach and ability to work to deadlines are essential in this busy office. This post is full time and for further details please contact: The Bursar's Secretary, Dragon School, Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS. Tel.: 01865 315403 or e-mail: laa@dragonschool.org.

Queen's College: Accounts assistant. The college has a vacancy for an Accounts Assistant to join a busy and friendly team in the Bursary. The duties include control of purchase and sales ledgers, daily banking, payroll, and also involvement in all financial matters relating to the College. Applicants should have good numeracy and communication skills, and have experience of computerised accounting systems and spreadsheet applications. Salary, dependent on age and experience is on a scale from £15,053-£17,416. Applications in writing giving full details of previous work experience, salary, education and interests, and the names of 2 referees should be sent to the Finance Officer, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW, from whom further particulars may be obtained. Tel.: 01865 279162, or e-mail: bursary@queens.ox.ac.uk. Closing date for applications is 2 June.

Christ Church Picture Gallery: permanent and temporary part-time Invigilators urgently required. Christ Church Picture Gallery houses an important collection of European paintings, drawings and sculptures. The Gallery is open to the public, and the invigilators are responsible on a day-to-day basis for the security of the collection. They patrol the galleries, greet visitors, answer queries, take messages and work on the front desk. We are looking for smart, reliable, responsible persons willing to work as part of a small team. Some experience of security and/or retail would be an advantage (applications from all age groups are welcome). Rate of Pay: £5.46. Please apply in writing (covering letter, CV with 2 refs.) to: Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford OX1 1DP. For more information please call 01865 276172 or e-mail: jacqueline.thalmann@chch.ox.ac.uk.

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

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


Summer Lets

Available in August: light and spacious semi-detached house in south Oxford. close to city centre (10 minutes on a bicycle: available). Two bedrooms (1 double); 2 reception; kitchen/dining room; bathroom; big garden. Downstairs toilet. Fully furnished and renovated, overlooking open country from the back. Frequent bus service. Suitable for a couple or 2 singles. Resident cat. £200 p.w. Tel.: 01865 728111. E-mail: MajaOB@aol.com.

Holiday let, would suit visiting family: 4-bedroom family house in Jericho, 10 minutes walk from the colleges, libraries, rail and bus stations, University Parks and Port Meadow, as well as good local shops. Kitchen, dining room/playroom, study, sitting room, bathroom, 4 bedrooms and further washroom. No television but DVD playing. South-facing garden. No smokers or pets. Available 19 July–2 Aug. Rent negotiable. Contact: benjamin.thompson@somerville.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 512455.

Victorian family house with sunny garden, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, 2 batrhooms and large kitchen in East Oxford. Available from 19 July–8 Aug. Ten minutes from city centre. No smokers. £275 p.w. Tel.: 01865 726574. E-mail: nikkivdg@yahoo.co.uk.

Large Victorian semi-detached house in central north Oxford,close to university departments and city centre, and in quiet side street: 5 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; 2 reception rooms; large kitchen (with Aga) leading into big sunny walled garden. Private parking. Sleeps 8. Available Aug., 2–28 at £625 p.w. incl. Contact Ian & Josephine Macdonald. Tel.: 01865 516615, e-mail: macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.


Houses to Let

North Oxford –£1,600 p.c.m.: superb, modern, detached 4-bedroom, 2½ bathroom family house in established area just off Banbury Road. Available mid-July for 1 year. Very spacious layout; wooden floors; fully furnished and equipped to a high specification with all modern appliances. Let by Oxford Professor and family while on sabbatical. BMW car may also be available by separate agreement. Tel.: 01865 427895. E-mail: sa24a@yahoo.co.uk.

Central Oxford (Grandpont): large, beautifully furnished detached house in quiet street; 4 bedrooms (3 double); 2 bathrooms; Aga; conservatory; Zen garden; piano. Walking distance from High Street and Hinksey park. Available late June, early July. £1,500 p.c.m. (Viewing from 27 May). Tel.: 01865 247828.

North Oxford , perfect location, superb furnished Victorian terrace: 2 bedrooms; bathroom; living room; study; maple fitted kitchen/diner; wooden floors; c.h.; crockery, linen etc.; garden. £1,200 p.c.m. Available Aug./Sept., 2003 for 11 or 12 months. Ideal for visiting academics. E-mail: sandra@pyne.de for full details.

Detached house to let: spacious 3-/4-bedroom house; 10 minutes walk from John Radcliffe Hospital in quiet Headington neighbourhood for visiting family or 4 professionals. Fully furnished, c.h., all mod cons. Extensive parking. £1,200 p.c.m. Available June/July. Preferred lease 12 months. Tel.: 01865 766032 or e-mail: jwoodman@doctors.org.uk.

North Oxford furnished house available from 1 Sept. Charming, cosy, quiet, easy to maintain, fully furnished house in Jericho/north Oxford. Walk to university, train and coach stations, near best schools, parks, centrally heated, recently re-decorated, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Two bedrooms £1,225 p.m., 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (incl. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact: OXFORD: J.Mackrell (eves., or 7-8 a,m,), tel. 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.

Superb, furnished 3-bedroom detached house in nearer Headington, available mid-Aug.,–mid-April. Spacious floor plan with living room, dining room, family room, fully fitted kitchen with washer and drier; charming secluded garden with greenhouse and shed; off-street parking. Walk to John Radcliffe hospital, shops, country walks, with easy access to city and colleges. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 741 024.

St Stephen's House (adjacent) Marston St., between Iffley Road and Cowley Road. Spacious, unfurnished, modern family house in attractive terrace: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, playroom, double garage, garden. Available short let from May. suit academic with family. £1,750 p.m. E-mail: jeremy.sheehy@theology.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 432302.

1Dec. 2003–2 Jan. 2004: 7-bedroom house in North Oxford, suitable for a family. Well-appointed kitchen and facilities; 2 bathrooms and an additional separate toilet. Large garden and off-road parking. close to the Cherwell River and water meadows; 5 minute bus ride to the city centre, or a 15 minute walk across University Parks. Tel.: 01865 514568, e-mail: paul@kenelm.fsnet.co.uk.

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


Flats to Let

Light, 1-bedroom first-floor flat: Oxford ring road above Summertown. Convenient centre and hospitals, 24-hour bus route. Off-street parking. Fully furnished; washing machine; gas c.h. Available end June. £575 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel./fax: 01865 554285.

We have a limited number of 3-bedroom flats still available for academic year 2003–4, ideally situated for students wanting to live in 'Quality' accommodation. These newly built, luxury flats have been extremely popular with a variety of students from different colleges, and are well known as some of the best student accommodation in Oxford. In addition to these 3-bedroom properties, we have recently acquired luxury 5-and6-bedroom flats within 10 minutes walking distance from the city centre. Brand new, these apartments are of the highest standard, but there are only TWO remaining. For viewings and appointments or for a full list, please telephone 01865 318533. Hurry–this accommodation will not be available for long! North Oxford Property Services Ltd. Tel.: 01865 318533, 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6AD. Web site: www.north-oxford-property.co.uk.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: 4 exceptionally well-furnished flats available for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms. Available late June and Sept., 2 ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available July: second-floor flat, with double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available 1 Oct.,: first-floor flat with double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.

North Oxford : fully furnished 2-bedroom flat from 1 July. Ground- floor flat in quiet road off the Woodstock Road, very close to shopping facilities and restaurants. Lounge/dining room, and fully equipped kitchen, with cooker, oven and washing machine; bathroom with bath and shower; 2 south-facing bedrooms; linen supplied. Lovely quiet shared south-facing garden and garage. Available from 1 July. £750 p.m., excl. bills. Phone 01865 513688 or e-mail: dianecw25@hotmail.com.


Serviced Accommodation

The Wharf House provides a quality alternative to hotel accommodation in Oxford: 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments with private balconies and secure parking are elegantly furnished and equipped. Located in Jericho, the Wharf House is an ideal base for a sabbatical stay with flexible tenancy lengths and serviced options. For further details please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom–1 en suite–5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From £118 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.


Accommodation Offered

Lodger required: room in comfortable family farmhouse in pretty village, 7 minutes drive north of Summertown, 5 minutes from Sainsburys, Kidlington. Bus route to Oxford. Would suit quiet but sociable professional/postgraduate. Ideal for someone who needs a Mon.,–Sat., base close to Oxford. Short or long term. £65 p.w., incl. of bills, available now. Tel.: 01869 350034 or 07831 718231.

Double room to let in quiet, non smoking house in Cricket Road. Accommodation is available immediately and is located on the top floor of a 2-storey house sharing facilities with 1 other tenant. Council tax and water rates are included in the rent of £260 p.c.m. For further information please ring 01865 430595 after 6 p.m., or e-mail James Sandham on: james.sandham@applied-social-studies.oxford.ac.uk.

Oxford B & B. A home from home. £55 double/£35 single. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com.

Let Finders Keepers award winning North Oxford office make you at home in Oxfordshire. Over thirty years experience, a dedicated 24-hour management service and a comprehensive marketing profile ensure Finders Keepers ' reputation for making renting a pleasure is endorsed by both landlords and tenants. Whether you are looking for a short term sabbatical base in the city or a more permanent home we have a range of quality properties to match your requirements. With a dedicated team of property managers, letting negotiators, and an interior design and buildings division we offer landlords sage advice on all aspects of the residential market, providing security in the knowledge that your home is in skilled and capable hands. For further information on availability and landlord services please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

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


Accommodation Sought

Virginia professor and wife attending Oxford law programme seeking inexpensive accommodation or housesitting for weeks of 1–15 Aug. Non-smokers, not allergic to pets, will pitch in with chores. Contact Bill Kovarik, e-mail: wkovarik@radford.edu.

Visiting academic, his wife and 17-year-old son are looking for accommodation in Oxford for 2 weeks, 5-18 July. Please contact Sarah-jane Haxhi, Dept. of Biochemistry, e-mail: sarah-jane.haxhi@bioch.ox.ac.uk, tel.: 01865 285360.

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.


Accommodation Sought to Exchange

House exchange for academic year 2003/4: 17th-century, 5-bedroom furnished house in historic village short distance from Oxford in exchange for 3+ bedroom house in Cambridge. For details tel.: 01865 341150.


Holiday Lets

France in Tarn and Garonne-one hour north of Toulouse-beautiful old Quercy country house in 2 acres. Quiet and peaceful, at end of own private road surrounded by trees in hilly countryside. Moliere 10 minutes, and Caussade 20 minutes. Cahors and St Antonin 1 hour. Five bedrooms (sleeps 10), swimming pool. Available from July. £1,500 p.w. Please contact Dr J.H. Chamberlain, e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net or phone on 07957 588448.

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

Tuscan hills: country house between Lucca (15 minutes) and sea at Viareggio (20 minutes) in small village of 8 houses, including a good trattoria and alimentari, surrounded by woods, vineyards and olive groves; originally a watchtower of 11th-century. Fully equipped large kitchen; dining room with fireplace; large living room with fireplace and 13th-century loggia; 3 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms, power shower; sleeps 8. Garden terrace with pergola. Available weekly or monthly from 1 June. £400–£600 p.w. Also available, adjacent smaller house of same period, sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms; 2 sitting rooms, all amenities. £250–£400 p.w. E-mail: lrjohn@yahoo.co.uk, or tel.: 01865 552757.

Marrakech: unique and luxurious Riyads to rent in Medina (3–9 bedrooms, pool, spectacular views, fully staffed etc.). Contact 07903 918 588 or see Web site: www.riyadedward.com.

Northumberland: stone built single-storey family cottage in a small village near Alnwick (castle and gardens), within easy reach of the sea and the Cheviot Hills, sleeps 4 plus 2 (bunk beds). South-facing garden, open fire. Ring: 01665 579292.

USA Yale/beach: academic family home (5 bedrooms, 3½ baths, fully air-conditioned) stands 50 metres from sandy, private beach and 20 minutes from Yale University. Located in charming New England town with lovely walks, fine restaurants and shops, surrounding village green. Regular train service to New York City and Boston (or drive 1½ or 2½ hours respectively). House available 15 June–late Aug.; 2 weeks minimum at £800 p.w. Tel.: Sue or Jay on 01865 439023; e-mail: j.pottenger@yale.edu.

Apulia: restored stone cottage at the heel of Italy (Lecce) on a hillside, 1 km away from the Ionian sea with a large sandy beach, an hour and thirty minutes away by car from Brindisi airport. Suitable for superb holidays from June to Sept., (excl. Aug.). Accommodation for 4–6 persons, fully furnished. For information e-mail: rosariolorenzo@libero.it, or adalorenzo@yahoo.it.

Edinburgh: lovely light spacious Victorian flat, in quiet cul de sac in central Edinburgh (Bruntsfield). Walk across Bruntsfield Links and the Meadows to the Royal Mile, Festival Theatre etc. Just off Bruntsfield Place with its excellent restaurants and food shops. Three bedrooms (2 double), sleeps up to 6. Unrestricted parking, garden. Available from 24 Apr. E-mail: doreen@mcbarnet.fsnet.co.uk.

Estoril Coast, Portugal: lovely, large, fully-furnished duplex; 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, with garden and barbecue. Sleeps 6. All mod cons; TV with Cable. Close to delightful beaches; 20/30 minutes by car to Lisbon and the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. £300–£450 p.w. Tel.: 01865 769328, e-mail: julian@jdgross.fsworld.co.uk.

Spanish villa to let in Jalon valley, Costa Blanca: fully fitted; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; garden,terrace and built-in BBQ; garage. Peaceful rural setting overlooking orange groves but 5 minutes stroll to village for swimming pools, racquets courts, shops, restaurants, bars and all facilities. One hour from Alicante airport; 15/20 minutes from beaches at Javea, Denia, Calpe, Moraira. Ideal location for walking, mountain- biking, ridign, birdwatching. Available short lets June–Oct., long lets Oct.,–April–rates vary. Car hire recommended and can be arranged. Contact: acn@dragonschool.org., tel.: 01865 761858 or visit: www.holiday-rentals.com (property no. 7680).

Tuscany, Italy, last minute special rates in June: Agriturismo Podere S. Stefano in a beautifully restored 2-storey country house on the top of a hill by large vineyard and olive trees, 5 bedrooms (with up to 8 beds); 2 bathrooms; kitchen; lounge; sitting-room; private swimming pool; garden; cable; VCR; Internet. Wonderful and quiet, in the Chianti area, only 5 minutes drive from Chiusi town, shops, railway/motorway; 1 hour from Rome and Florence, 30 minutes from Siena. E-mail: marino@demata.tuscany.it., tel.: +39 055 602044, + 39 328 7133951. Web site: www.demata.tuscany.it.

Andalucia Gaucin: Casa Alta, a delightful private house in white mountain village to let from 21 June–6 Sept., 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. £550 p.w.; reduction for longer lets. Also CASA FLORA, a self- contained guest house to Casa Alta, available from 15 June–end of year. 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.: 00 34 95 215 11 11 or e-mail: venetia@ari.es.

Gite in Normandy: self-catering accommodation in a converted barn in rural Normandy, 14 km west of Bayeux and close to sea. Sleeps 6 (1 double, 2 twin- bedded rooms). Spacious living area incorporates a fully equipped kitchen. Bed linen supplied. Self-contained garden. Enquiries to: nickkennedy@mac.com.

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

Charente/Dordogne border: a 3-bedroom detached cottage between St Severin and Aubeterre sur Dronne. Easy driving distance to Angouleme, Bordeaux and Perigeux. Available all year with oil fired c.h. Gardens and ample parking. Long or short lets from £200-£350 per week. Tel./fax 00 33 545 984 092.

Deepest SW France. Relax in our fabulous farmhouse in a stunning rural area and enjoy luxurious and en suiteaccommodation sleeping 6-10; generous facilities including satellite TV and large grounds with good views. Suitable for superb summer holidays, half-terms or longer stays for writers and researchers. Contact Marion on 01865 554122 or 00 33 5 63 02 11 98 or e-mail: marion@hidden-sw-france.

Dordogne cottage to let with glorious panoramic view in `best bit' between Sarlat and Domme. Family home since 1970; good antique furniture, many books, top quality beds, linen, crockery etc. Three bedrooms, 2 luxurious bathrooms. Sleeps 6-8, more if children piled in attic! Kitchen extremely simple but has 2 fridges. Some weeks available July/Aug., from £450 p.w. Details: 00 33 5 53 28 14 85 or e-mail: angelambert@compuserve.com.

South-west France: attractive farmhouse set in over 1 acre garden, beautiful quiet position, 10 x 5 metre swimming pool; 3 km from medieval village Lauzerte, auto-route from Bordeaux 2 hrs/Toulouse Airport 1 hr. Golf, tennis, fishing nearby and Cahors wine region. Sleeps 6 plus attic bedroom with 5 beds so equally suitable for couples or larger group. Still available Sept., £500 p.w., autumn/winter lets negotiable. Tel.: Helen 01367 810218 or Sally 01494 864573.

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

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine- covered, sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. All linen, electricity and cleaning inc. 2002 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.


Flat for Sale

Sunny 1-bedroom flat for sale in West Oxford. Quiet and pleasant location with balcony overlooking stream and fields, but near railway station and Said Business School. Secure designated parking, and large attic storage space. New central heating and boiler. £175,000. Owners moving late Sept. For more information or to view please contact Peter Wilson: peter.wilson@new.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 01865 246239.


Retirement Flat Offered

Secure Retirement Co-ownership Ltd, Ritchie Court, a cooperative housing association for independent retired people. Small flat now available. Resident Wardens, 24-hour emergency cover. Restaurant providing lunch daily. Large, attractive gardens, and roof garden. Guest rooms. Laundry room. Convenient for shops, library and buses to Oxford. For details tel.: 01865 510334, Mrs D. Archer, Administrator.

Appointments

PROFESSORSHIP OF SCIENCE AND CIVILISATION AND DIRECTORSHIP OF THE JAMES MARTIN INSTITUTE FOR SCIENCE AND CIVILISATION

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2003, or such later date as may be arranged.

The University has recently committed itself to the development of a major new social science initiative, the James Martin Institute for Science and Civilisation. The successful candidate will lecture on science and technology studies and policy, supervise graduate students, undertake original research, and be responsible, under the Dean of the Saïd Business School, for the direction and management of the institute.

The professor will be a social scientist of distinction, and must have an international reputation for research and/or policy, as measured by national and international collaborations, success in obtaining external funding, policy impact and publications. A non-stipendiary fellowship at Keble College is attached to the professorship.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. The closing date for applications is Monday, 14 July.


ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Appointment of Assistant Director

The Rothermere American Institute seeks to recruit a part-time Assistant Director to work as part of a job-share arrangement. It is hoped that the successful applicant will alter between two-day and three-day weeks, in order to fit in with the other Assistant Director's work schedule. There is, however, some flexibility with regard to this arrangement.

What follows is an overview of the full job. It will be up to the two Assistant Directors to share the responsibilities outlined.

The Assistant Director plays a vital role in the success of this high profile and internationally significant project. The post will provide the appointee with the opportunity to develop his or her career by meeting the challenges of organising and implementing, in conjunction with the director and other members of the University's academic staff, the Institute's academic programme; of managing all the operations of the building, in particular maintaining and developing administrative and financial systems for its operation; and of representing the Institute to the outside world. The post-holder, in co-operation with the other part-time Assistant Director, will be in charge of all aspects of the administration of the Institute's building, including the management of its non-library staff, and its academic and other activities. The appointment will begin in August 2003.

The post is on the University's ALC2 scale (salary £20,470--£26,491 per annum). Further particulars, including a detailed job description, are available by contacting Gillian Fullilove at the address below, by telephone on Oxford (2)82710, or by e-mail: gillian.fullilove@rai.ox.ac.uk.

Applications should consist of (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a letter which addresses the applicant's experience and aptitude in relation to the selection criteria outlined in the detailed job description (available from Gillian Fullilove), and (3) the names and addresses of two referees. Applications should be sent to Gillian Fullilove, Assistant Director. Rothermere American Institute, 1A South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG, by 6 June.


BRASENOSE COLLEGE

Appointment of Assistant Dean and Graduate Wardens

Brasenose College has four positions available which are open to graduate students or others working within the collegiate University.

Post 1: Assistant Dean at the college's main site. The duties are mainly to act as a liaison officer to the Dean and other appropriate college officers.

Post 2: Senior Graduate Warden at the Frewin Annexe. Responsibilities include overseeing out-of-hours security and acting as liaison officer to the Dean.

Posts 3 and 4: Junior Graduate Wardens at the Frewin Annexe, with reduced duties, to provide assistance to the Senior Graduate Warden.

Stipends will be between £500 and £1,500 per annum, according to the duties undertaken. Free accommodation and some meals are provided for all posts.

Further details are available from the Domestic Bursar, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ (telephone: Oxford (2)77880).

Applications in writing giving details of two referees, one of whom should, in the case of graduate students, be the University Supervisor (who may be contacted), must be made to the Domestic Bursar, Brasenose College, by no later than Friday, 30 May.


PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Nonphysical Applied Mathematics

Pembroke College wishes to appoint a four-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Nonphysical Applied Mathematics for one year from 1 October 2003. The successful candidate will be required to teach a range of topics in nonphysical applied mathematics, but mainly probability and statistics. In addition to the four hours of tutorial teaching, the lecturer will be required to work in conjunction with the Fellow in Mathematics and the other tutors in arranging teaching and in the admissions process. The stipend for this post will be £6,088--£6,426, and the lecturer will be provided with shared use of a teaching room. In addition, the successful applicant will be entitled to two free lunches and two free dinners per week.

Further particulars may be obtained by contacting the College Office at Pembroke College (e-mail: laura.green@pmb.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)86089). Applicants should submit four copies of their application and a curriculum vitae to the Senior Tutor, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW, by 6 June. They should also ask two referees to send references to the Senior Tutor by the same deadline. Interviews will be held on 17 June.


TEPCO Senior Studentship in Japanese Studies

Pembroke College proposes to elect a TEPCO Senior Student in Japanese Studies from 1 October 2003, or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be for one year in the first instance, renewable for up to a further one year.

The successful candidate will be undertaking study for an advanced degree in the area of Japanese Studies at the University, or will intend to do so. While the studentship is open to candidates in all disciplines, preference will normally be given to the humanities.

The successful candidate will be required to become a member of Pembroke College. The studentship is primarily intended to enable the student to complete a doctoral thesis after termination of an AHRB grant, or to allow a person ineligible for such a grant to continue doctoral research. If the successful candidate is in receipt of no other financial support, the studentship will provide emoluments of, currently, £4,720 per annum. If the student already receives substantial support, the emoluments will be £600, in addition to any award(s) already held. The student will be responsible for any university or college fees. The student will have certain senior common room rights, including the right to dine free of charge up to three times a week. Accommodation may be provided in college at standard rates, subject to availability.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, the names and addresses of two referees, and details of the amount and duration of any financial support expected during the tenure of the studentship. Applications must reach the Dean of Graduates, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW, by 31 May.


Schoolteacher Studentships

Pembroke College proposes to accommodate up to four schoolteachers from secondary or tertiary education, for the purposes of professional study, during the academic year 2003--4. These studentships are designed to give teachers a fortnight during which they can undertake a personal project. No stipend will be paid but the college will provide free accommodation, some meals, and membership of the senior common room. Schoolteacher Studentships will be available between 15 March and 27 March 2004, and from 21 June to 3 July 2004.

Further particulars are available from the Admissions Secretary, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW (telephone: Oxford (2)76412, fax: (2)76418, e-mail:admissions.secretary@pmb.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for receipt of applications is 20 June 2003.


QUEEN'S COLLEGE

Clifford Norton Studentship in the History of Science

The governing body proposes to elect to a Clifford Norton Studentship in the History of Science (including History of Medicine, History of Technology, History of Mathematics). The successful candidate will enter upon the studentship on 1 October 2003.

The studentship is non-stipendiary and will be tenable for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of a single renewal for a third. The studentship does not carry entitlement to rooms, but the student will be an honorary member of the senior common room and entitled to free meals in college; the student will have the status of fellow commoner. The student may, with the leave of the governing body, engage in teaching up to a maximum of six hours weekly and, if teaching, would normally be expected to give priority to the college's own teaching needs.

Candidates must by 1 October 2003 have passed all the examinations required for a first degree at Oxford or another university, and must not have exceeded the thirtieth term from his or her matriculation. Candidates should submit six copies of their application to the Academic Administrator, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW, not later than 13 June. (E-mail applications will not be accepted.)

Applications should include the following information: (1) full name, age, and nationality; (2) brief summary of career, with details of education, degrees, and teaching experience, if any (date of first entry to a university should be expressly mentioned); (3) details of publications, if any, and a summary of the candidate's proposed programme of research; (4) the names of two referees, whom the candidate should ask to send references direct to the Academic Administrator by 13 June; (5) a telephone number and e-mail address where the candidate can be contacted.


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Lecturership in Pure Mathematics

St Catherine's College proposes to appoint a six-hour Lecturer in Pure Mathematics for one year from 1 October 2003. The lecturer will teach (in tutorials and classes) up to six weighted hours per week on average in the eight weeks of each full term. In addition, he or she may be expected to participate in the admissions process, setting and marking college examinations, and the pastoral care of undergraduates.

The lecturer will be a member of the senior common room and will be entitled to two meals (one of which may be lunch) per week during term-time and during the admissions exercise in December. The termly retainer will be £468.48, and the hours for which the lecturer teaches (including any in excess of six hours per week) will be paid at the Senior Tutors' Committee rates (currently £19.52 per hour), with payment due being calculated at the end of each term.

There is no application form. Applications should be addressed to the Academic Registrar, St Catherine's College, Oxford OX1 3UJ (e-mail: academic.registrar@stcatz.ox.ac.uk), and should include a curriculum vitae, an indication of areas of teaching expertise, and the names of two referees. Applicants should arrange for their referees to write directly to the Academic Registrar. Applications and references must arrive by 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, and short-listed candidates will be interviewed as soon as possible thereafter.

St Catherine's College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST CROSS COLLEGE

Appointment of Junior Dean

St Cross College proposes to appoint a Junior Dean with effect from 1 October. The Junior Dean will be required to reside in college, free of charge, and will also receive free lunches, free telephone line rental and a stipend of £1,200 per annum.

The Junior Dean will assist the college officers in the smooth running of the college, with particular responsibility for the supervision of the main site at night. Applicants must be graduates and it is expected that they will be pursuing advanced study or research.

Applications, with a full curriculum vitae, should reach the Master, St Cross College, St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LZ, by Monday, 16 June. Applicants should inform the Master of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two referees and arrange for their referees to write directly to the Master by 9 June. If the applicant is a registered graduate student, one of the referees should be the applicant's university supervisor.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Ancient History

Applications are invited from suitably qualified men and women for a College Stipendiary Lecturership in Ancient History. The post is a fixed-term appointment for one year from 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2004. It will be a full-time position (ten to twelve hours per week of tutorials) with administrative and pastoral responsibility for the undergraduate students in Ancient Greek and Roman History at St John's and Hertford Colleges studying for the degree courses in Literae Humaniores, Ancient and Modern History, and Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. The lecturer will be expected to teach at least some subjects in both Greek and Roman History. The lecturer is also expected to be currently engaged in research in ancient history.

Further particulars, including details of salary and application, are available from the college Web site, http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk, or from the College Office (e-mail: college.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)77318). The deadline for applications and references is 17 June.

St John's College exists to support excellence in education and research, and is committed to equal opportunities.


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Appointment of Junior Dean 2003--4

Somerville College is seeking to appoint a Junior Dean for the forthcoming academic year, 2003--4. Consideration will be given to requests for reappointment for a further one-year term.

The two Junior Deans assist the Dean (a fellow of the college who is responsible for welfare and good order among junior members) in the day-to-day execution of administrative, pastoral, and disciplinary duties. The post is residential and will involve evening and weekend duties.

Applicants will normally be expected to be graduate students engaged in research. Benefits include free year-round accommodation, seven free meals per week whenever the college is open, USS pension membership, and access to private healthcare. The annual stipend is currently £2,494.96 (to be reviewed in October 2003). A research grant, currently up to £1,560, may also be payable if no other grant or stipend is held.

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the Personnel Assistant, Mrs Lorna White, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)80638, e-mail: recruitment@somerville.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 9 a.m. on Monday, 16 June. Interviews will be held on Monday, 23 June, in the afternoon. Applicants should also ask two referees to write directly to the Personnel Assistant by that date.

Somerville College is committed to achieving equal opportunities.


WADHAM COLLEGE

Williams Junior Research Fellowship in Chemistry

Wadham College proposes to elect to a non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in Chemistry (broadly defined) from 1 October 2003, or shortly thereafter. The post is intended to provide a college attachment for a postdoctoral researcher in one of the science departments of the University, and will be tenable for three years, or until the University research post terminates, whichever is the sooner.

The main duty of the fellow will be to undertake research, but participation in the educational activities of the college through paid tutorial teaching would be welcomed.

The deadline for applications is Thursday, 5 June. Further particulars can be obtained by writing to or e-mailing the Registrar (e-mail: registrar@wadh.ox.ac.uk) or can be viewed on the Web at http://www.wadham.ox.ac.uk /staff/vacancies/chemistry.


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Appointment of House Manager

Wolfson College is seeking to appoint an experienced person to head its housekeeping team. The person will be responsible for the smooth running of the housekeeping services provided by the college, which include the domestic cleaning of all residential units and public areas. He/she will take responsibility for staff efficiency and training, including health and safety. He/she will manage the budgets for the housekeeping department and for furniture and furnishings throughout the college.

The college is the largest graduate college in Oxford and offers good working conditions in pleasant, modern buildings, subsidised meals when on duty, six weeks' holiday per year, and a staff pension scheme. Salary will be in the region of £17,000 for a 32.5-hour week. Hours of work will be 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. (negotiable).

Further details may be obtained from the College Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD (telephone: Oxford (2)74103, e-mail: jan.scriven@wolfson.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 29 May.

Wolfson College is an equal opportunities employer.


UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Ph.D. studentships at the Faculty of Economics and Politics and the Judge Institute of Management Studies

Cambridge--MIT Institute Electricity Project

The project has a core group of eight researchers in the Department of Applied Economics (DAE) and the Judge Institute of Management Studies (JIMS) working closely with a similar group at MIT. It has secured government, research council, international institution, and industry sponsorship. The project wishes to appoint up to two Ph.D. students from 1 October 2003 to work on topics related to: international comparison of electricity markets liberalisation; transmission cost pricing; electricity market design; and effects of liberalisation on R&D.

Further information on the project is available on http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/electricity/.

Sustainable Power Generation and Supply (Supergen)

The Consortium for Future Network Technologies is a collaboration of engineering and social science groups from eight UK universities funded by UK research councils. The Consortium's Economics Analysis Group, which is based at the DAE and has close links with the Carbon Trust and MIT, wishes to appoint up to two Ph.D. students from 1 October 2003. Possible topics involve: market analysis and design for electricity systems with large shares of renewables/decentralised generation; analysis of the effects of regulation, taxation, emission trading and R&D support schemes on the electricity system; and dynamic analysis and simulation of the evolution of the electricity system towards a low carbon scenario.

A brief description of the consortium is available on http://cap.ee.ic.ac.uk/~supergen/.

Successful applicants will work on the agreed topics of interest and undertake specific project-related tasks in return for a financial support package of up to £9,000 a year in value in addition to research-related travel expenses. Applicants will need to provide funding to cover university and college fees.

Applicants would be expected to have completed a Master's degree, and offers of studentships will be conditional on the applicant's acceptance on the Ph.D. programme of the Faculty of Economics or the Judge Institute. Application forms for graduate admission to the University can be downloaded from http://www.admin.cam.a c.uk/offices/gradstud/app-grad.html. Information on entry requirements to the Faculty of Economics Ph.D. programme is available at http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk/pro spect/PHD/index.htm, and to the Judge Institute's Ph.D. programme at http://www.jims.cam.ac.uk/p rogrammes/phd.phd_f.html.

Awards would be for one year in the first instance, with continuation for a further two years subject to satisfactory progress. Interested candidates are strongly encouraged to discuss potential topics informally with Professor Newbery (e-mail: dmgn@econ.cam.ac.uk), Professor Grubb (e-mail: Michael.Grubb@econ.cam.ac.uk), or Dr Pollitt (e-mail: m.pollitt@jims.cam.ac.uk).

Formal applications comprising a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact details of three academic referees, should be sent to the Secretary, DAE, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge CB3 9DE, to arrive no later than 20 June.

Diary

Institute for the Advancement of University Learning Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the IAUL (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk).


Friday 23 May

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Time management—for those who manage their manager's time as well as their own', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Egyptian jewels and amulets', 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 R. LOUIS: `Sir Keith Hancock and the British Empire: the Pax Britannica and the Pax Americana' (lecture), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

YASMIN ALIBAI-BROWN speaks in Reuters Foundation Programme seminar series `Media and politics', Nuffield, 5 p.m.

FRANÇOIS PLATONE: `Le PCF a-t-il un avenir?' (French Politics and Society Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

VIRGINIA BLAKEY (soprano), with pianist Mark Hooper, performs songs and arias by Bizet, Fauré, Gounod, Massenet, and Poulenc, Maison Française, 8 p.m. (admission free).

RUSSKAYA MUZIKA ENSEMBLE (Moscow) performs Russian festive songs of the time of Peter the Great, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£6).


Saturday 24 May

CONWAY SCHOLARS RECITAL (free of charge), 12 noon, Holywell Music Room (telephone for further information: (2)76125).

ORGAN RECITAL (duet): Graham Howell and Gareth Price, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 25 May

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN: `Judgement in institution: judge not! (Hymn 362: "Glorious things of thee are spoken")' (Bampton Lectures: `The ways of judgement: action and institution'), St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Tuesday 27 May

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Heraldic highlights', 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 R. PELLS: `From Modernism to the movies: the globalisation of American culture in the twentieth century' (seminar series: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA'), Rothermere American Institute, 2.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. CAREY: `The origin of concepts' (Gareth Evans Memorial Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

D. BERRY: ` "A Large and Stately Pile of Squared Stone"—the architecture of the Old Ashmolean Building' (lecture series: `Oxford buildings: architects and architecture in context'), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `Jewish history as general history: concepts and paradigms reconsidered' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

B. TITUS: `An "aesthetic changeling"? Programme music in the context of Friedrich Theodor Vischer's aesthetics' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

ARMAND GOULIPIAN reads poems by Villon, Norge, Tardieu, Baudelaire, Paul Fort, and Claude Roy, Maison Française, 8 p.m.


Wednesday 28 May

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `English tinware', 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.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Introductory statistical modelling for research—ANOVA techniques', 3 p.m. (see information above).

MICHAEL PHILLIPS: ` "From the commencement of ALARM": Thomas Paine and Charles Ross, the Lambeth Association for the Preservation of Liberty and Property against Republicans and Levellers, "Our End is Come", and the prospect of Newgate' (Waynflete Lectures: `Blake and the Terror: toward a biography of William Blake in Lambeth during the anti-Jacobin Terror in Britain, 1792–3', the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR K. MILLER: `Growing up in exile: challenges facing south-east Asian, Afghan, and other refugee youth in the United States' (Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

NIGEL WILSON: `Lenses and spectacles' (Lyell Lectures in Bibliography: `The world of books in Byzantium'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `Empire, ethnicity, and diplomacy: the Jews as a historical minority' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

DAVID THOMPSON: `The golden age of English clocks' (lecture, in series of Horological Masterworks Events), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m. (admission free; to reserve a seat, tel. (2)77280).

PROFESSOR F. MILLAR: `Christians, Jews, and Arabs in the later Roman Empire' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m. (minibus from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.).


Thursday 29 May

UNIVERSITY CHURCH: Ascension Day Eucharist, 8.30 a.m., followed by traditional `Beating the Bounds' ceremony.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study-day: `Spectacular impressions: Old Master prints', 9.45 a.m.–4 p.m. (further details from the Education Service: (2)78015).

DR A. COLES: `Families out of context: the effect of constant change on expatriate and diplomatic family life' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender in transnational and transforming families: stretching boundaries and social conventions'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Baroque paintings', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Writing at work' (week 5), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING Research Seminars: Reading Week meeting, IAUL, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (To attend, contact joanna.buddery@learning.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR ROBERT ALTER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `Dickens: intimations of Apocalypse' (lecture series: `The European city and the language of the novel'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR P.T. ZELEZA: `Rewriting the African diaspora: beyond the Black Atlantic' (African Studies Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Department of Politics and International Relations, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `Twilight time: nation-states and the crisis of citizenship' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

SIR DAVID WEATHERALL: `Genomics and world health: myth or reality?' (Alan Emery Lecture), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.


Friday 30 May

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `The Jewish experience between pre-modernity and post- modernity' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Rothermere American Institute, 10 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Baroque art', 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.)

CONFERENCE: `Transmission and understanding in the sciences in Europe, 1730–1870', Maison Française, 2.30–5 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

DR S. GREEN: `The years of the Constituent Assembly' (Chichele Lectures: `All Souls in the era of the Second Founding, c.1865–1914'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR J.A.A. STOCKWIN: `Why Japan still matters?' (valedictory lecture), Lecture Theatre, Nissan Insitute of Japanese Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.R. WOODHOUSE: `The Travels of Marco Polo' (Rowe Memorial Lecture), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

MARK THOMPSON speaks in Reuters Foundation Programme seminar series `Media and politics', Nuffield, 5 p.m.


Saturday 31 May

ORGAN RECITAL: Ian Keatley, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 1 June

DR MAURICE KEEN preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 2 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Pre- retirement programme', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ARDITTI QUARTET—Composers' Workshop, 1--3 p.m. and evening recital, 8 p.m., Jaqueline du Pré Music Building (for more information see www.ocmevents.org).

DR A. CUNNINGHAM: `The curse of John Hunter's museum' (seminar series: `Medicine and culture before 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROBERT ALTER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature):`Bely: phantasmatic city' (lecture series: `The European city and the language of the novel'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. BATE: `Embryonic behaviour in Drosophila—assembling the moving parts' (J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre B, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `The impact of the Holocaust: reinventing the Jewish nation after 1945' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PHILIPPE COLOMBANI: `World trade patterns in the twenty-first century' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.