Oxford University Gazette: 23 October 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4673: 23 October 2003

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

The following supplement was published with this Gazette:

  • Scholarships and Prizes 2003

CONGREGATION 21 October 2003

Approval of nomination of `external' members of the Council of the University

The nomination by Council, under the provisions of section 4 (7)–(10) of Statute VI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, as amended by the statute approved by Congregation on 15 October 2002 and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council, Gazette, Vol. 133, pp. 183, 250, 1335), of DAME PAULINE NEVILLE-JONES and MR BERNARD TAYLOR as members of Council for three and four years respectively from Michaelmas Term 2003 was declared approved.


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

A˚berg, Y., Nuffield

Alexander, J.H., Linacre

Bacic, M., Lincoln

Bañares-Alcántara, R., New College

Bluedorn, J.C., Nuffield

Bradley, L.J.R., MA, M.St., Merton

Brett, M., Somerville

Casas-Arce, P., Nuffield

Cella, M., Nuffield

Clegg, D.H., Faculty of Social Studies

Cross, J.G.E., Christ Church

Doran, B.R., Linacre

Duttlinger, C., Wadham

Glasziou, P.P., Kellogg College

Gupta, R.M., M.St., Linacre

Hafner-Burton, E., Nuffield

Hedström, M.P.E., Nuffield

Herz, L.M., Brasenose

Hinch, R., M.Phys., Brasenose

Jezzard, P.H., University

Jones, N.D., D.Phil., Trinity

Kelemen, R.D., Lincoln

Krebs, T., BCL, D.Phil., Brasenose

Kristensen, J., Magdalen

Liverman, D.M., Linacre

McDonagh, J., Linacre

Nuttall, J.A., BA, Merton

Paxton, C., MA, D.Phil., Merton

Pearce, M.-J., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Pekkarinen, T., Nuffield

Petrie, C.A., Somerville

Pybus, O.G., D.Phil., Linacre

Quattrone, P., Christ Church

Romero Morales, M.D., St Cross

Rubenstein, D.I., Balliol

Sedlmaier, R.A., Wadham

Soutsane, K., Faculty of Oriental Studies

Stoodley, C.J., University

Thrift, N.J., Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

Tyson, C.J., Nuffield

Varese, F., Linacre

von der Heyden, C.J., Brasenose

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

  • CONGREGATION 18 November 2003 2 p.m.
    • Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration
  • CONGREGATION 21 November 2003 11.30 a.m.
    • Honorary Degree Ceremony
  • * Note on procedures in Congregation
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

CONGREGATION 18 November 2003 2 p.m.

Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration

The Oration delivered by Mr Vice-Chancellor on 7 October 2003 will be presented and may be discussed.

¶ The Oration has been published as Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4671.


CONGREGATION 21 November 2003 11.30 a.m.

Honorary Degree Ceremony

The following honorary degrees will be conferred at a special ceremony to mark the start of the period of office of the new Chancellor of the University. The Chancellor will preside at the ceremony, which will be held in the Sheldonian Theatre. 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, and the President and Officers of the Oxford University Student Union, to partake of refreshments, meeting him in the Hall of Brasenose College at 10.45 a.m. on Friday, 21 November. Thence they will go in procession to the Sheldonian Theatre.

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 Friday, 14 November. They are reminded that the appropriate Oxford academic dress should be worn. ¶ Arrangements for admission to the Ceremony are published in `Notices'.

Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Divinity

THE MOST REVD T.P.J. RADCLIFFE, OP, MA, Honorary Fellow of St John's College, former Master General of the Dominican Order

Doctor of Civil Law

PROFESSOR G. AMATO, Professor at the European University Institute, Florence, Emeritus Professor of Italian and Comparative Law, University of Rome, former Prime Minster of Italy W.W. BRADLEY, MA, Worcester College, former Senator from New Jersey, USA L. BRAHIMI, United Nations Special Representative for Afghanistan THE RT. HON. THE LORD CARRINGTON, KG, GCMG, CH, MC, PC, Honorary Fellow of St Antony's College, former Secretary of State for Defence, for Energy, and for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs A.W.M. GRAHAM, MA, Master of Balliol College, Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall DAME JENNIFER JENKINS, DBE, President of the Ancient Monuments Society, former Chairman of the National Trust SIR COLIN LUCAS, MA, D.PHIL., Vice-Chancellor of the University, Fellow of All Souls College, Honorary Fellow of Balliol and Lincoln Colleges

Doctor of Letters

PROFESSOR J.D. SPENCE, CMG (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Yale), Sterling Professor of History, Yale University DR M. VARGAS LLOSA, writer

CONSULTATIVE NOTICE

Arrangements concerning representations on any matter currently before Congregation are set out in `University Agenda' above. Notices to which a response is invited may also be found under `General Notices' below.

COMMITTEE ON STATUTES BEFORE THE PRIVY COUNCIL

Notice of Proposed Consent to the Amendments to the Statutes of St Hilda's College

The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, acting under authority delegated to it by Council, is minded to give consent on behalf of the University to the amendments to Statutes II and IV of St Hilda's College, as approved by the Governing Body on 30 April 2003, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. This consent will be effective unless written notice of a resolution, signed by at least twenty members of Congregation, calling upon Council to withhold that consent, has been given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 3 November. The effects of the amendments are to update provisions in relation to the election of a new Principal and the remuneration of other officers of the college.


GENERAL NOTICES

HONORARY DEGREE CEREMONY

Sheldonian Theatre, 21 November

The Curators of the Sheldonian Theatre propose to allocate seats for this ceremony, subject to availability, to members of the University and their guests on application to the Head Clerk at the University Offices. It should be noted that those who propose to take part in the procession to the Sheldonian Theatre (i.e. 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, and the President and Officers of OUSU) do not need tickets for themselves, but may wish to apply for guest tickets. Applications for tickets, stating the name and standing in the University of each person for whom a ticket is requested, should be made in writing or by e-mail, and should reach the Head Clerk, University Offices (e-mail: head.clerk@admin.ox.ac.uk) no later than Friday, 14 November. All members of the University attending this ceremony are expected to wear full academic dress, including subfusc.


APPOINTMENT OF PRO-PROCTOR

The Senior Proctor has nominated JOHN PHILIP DOMINIC COOPER, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Lincoln College, as a Pro-Proctor for the remainder of the current proctorial year, vice Dr Matthew Grimley. Dr Cooper was admitted to office by the Vice-Chancellor on 7 October.


ACADEMIC COMPUTING DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Call for proposals, winter 2003

The Academic Computing Development Team invites proposals from Oxford University staff for the development of IT-based teaching or research projects. The ACDT is part of the OUCS Learning Technologies Group, and has been developing projects for five years. The Development Team has a multidisciplinary remit, and proposals are invited from staff members within any division for projects to be developed during the year 2004--5. The ACDT encourages applicants who wish to begin projects with a start date of April 2004 or November 2004. Projects may be based in any subject area and can have either a teaching or research focus. Examples of the types of projects which might be considered appropriate are: Web-based teaching and learning materials; dissemination of rare or difficult to access materials; innovative methods of using IT to support traditional teaching; and the design and development of software. Projects may range in size from provision of advice on planning an IT project to the design and development of a whole system. They may involve more than one partner including academic, library, museum, and support staff. The ACDT has already developed a number of successful projects, details of which can be found on the `About our projects' section of the Web site. Further details, guidance on how to propose a project, and an application forms may be obtained from http://www.oucs.ox.ac.uk/acdt/. Questions should be directed to Sophie Clarke, ACDT Project Manager, OUCS, 13 Banbury Road (telephone: Oxford (2)83428, e-mail: acdt@oucs.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for proposals is Friday, 19 December.

Note: if the project will involve the use of substantial amounts of material held in Oxford libraries, the organisers are strongly encouraged to contact the Oxford Digital Library Development Fund (telephone: Oxford (2)80045, e-mail: odl-enquiries@ouls.ox.ac.uk). The ACDT will be working collaboratively with ODL but chiefly on the development of interfaces and learning environments that utilise ODL materials.


ISIS INNOVATION LTD

Technology Transfer

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

Isis Innovation Ltd is the technology transfer company of the University of Oxford, commercialising the research generated within and owned by the University. Established in 1988, Isis is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the University, founded to evaluate, protect, and market the University's intellectual property (where there are no pre-existing exploitation arrangements). In 2002, Oxford University Consulting became part of Isis, matching business consulting needs with University researchers. Isis provides researchers with commercial advice, funds patent applications and legal costs, negotiates exploitation and spin-out company agreements, and identifies and manages consultancy opportunities for University researchers. Isis works on projects from all areas of the University's research activities including the life sciences, physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences. Isis welcomes contact from any researcher interested in technology transfer and consultancy opportunities. Visit www.isis-innovation.com to learn more about Isis' activities, including its portfolio of technologies and spin-out companies, and to see the `Information for Oxford Researchers' resource. For more information contact one of Isis' Group Heads: Linda Naylor, Life Sciences (telephone: (2)80910, e-mail: linda.naylor@isis.ox.ac.uk); David Baghurst, Physical Sciences (telephone: (2)80858, e-mail: david.baghurst@isis.ox.ac.uk); or Mark Taylor, Business Innovation and Consulting (telephone: (2)80824, e-mail: mark.taylor@isis.ox.ac.uk).


MUSICAL EVENTS

Queen's College

Organ recitals

The following organ recitals will be given at 1.10 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the chapel, Queen's College. Admission is free, with a retiring collection. Further details may be found on the college Web site, http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk. 29 Oct.: James Lloyd Thomas, St Mary's, Eastbourne. 5 Nov.: Joshua Getzler and Francis Knights. 12 Nov.: Nicholas Wearne, New College. 19 Nov.: David Gibbs, Carlisle Cathedral. 26 Nov.: Matthew O'Donovan, London. 3 Dec.: Malcolm Archer and David Bednall, Wells Cathedral (duet recital).


Maison Française

ANDREW LACK (violin), JOHN BLEACH (horn), and JOHN EILBECK (piano) will perform works by Brahms, Duvernoy, and Franck, at 8 p.m. on Friday, 24 October, in the Maison Française.


REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE USE OF IT FACILITIES

The following regulations relating to the use of the University's IT facilities are made by the ICT Committee with the approval of Council. They may also be found at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/statutes/regulations/196-052.shtml. ICTC Regulations 1 of 2002


REGULATIONS RELATING TO THE USE OF INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES

Made by the ICTC on 6 June 2002

Approved by Council on 24 July 2002, and as

amended with effect from 17 October 2003

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(c) to meet legal requirements.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(1) any unlawful activity;

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Examining Users' Data

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


ELECTORAL BOARDS

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

                                          Appointed by
The Principal of 
  Somerville                              Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Master of Pembroke                    ex officio
Professor G. Smith                        Council
Professor J.I. Bell                       Council
Professor E. Sim                          Medical Sciences Board
Professor J. Meakins                      Medical Sciences Board
Professor H. Watkins                      Medical Sciences Board
Professor M. Cahalan                      Medical Sciences Board
Dr J. Morris                              ORHT
Professor D. Mason                        Pembroke College 




PROFESSORSHIP OF INTERNET GOVERNANCE AND REGULATION

                                          Appointed by

The Principal of Jesus                    Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Warden of Keble                       ex officio
Professor E. Noam                         Council
Professor L. Lessig                       Council
Professor C. Hood                         Social Sciences Board
Professor D. Zinberg                      OII Management Committee
Professor W.H. Dutton                     OII Management Committee
Dr M.J. Spence                            OII Management Committee
Mr E. Peel                                Keble College

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

PROFESSORSHIP OF HUMAN GEOGRAPHY
                                          Appointed by

Mr Vice-Chancellor                        ex officio
The President of 
  St John's                               ex officio
Professor J. Rees                         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 A. Rogers                              Life and Environmental Sciences                  
                                            Board
Dr J. Langton                             St John's 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, Vol. 133, p. 108).

INAUGURAL LECTURES

Thomas Warton Professor of English Literature

PROFESSOR D. WOMERSLEY will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shakespeare and Anthony Munday.'


Chichele Professor of the History of War

PROFESSOR HEW STRACHAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The meaning of strategy: historical reflections.'


ROMANES LECTURE 2003

SIR PAUL NURSE will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets are not required.

Subject: `The great ideas of biology.'


PROFESSOR OF POETRY

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 28 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The end of the poem: "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold.'


CAMERON MACKINTOSH VISITING PROFESSOR OF CONTEMPORARY THEATRE

SIR TIM RICE will lecture at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. All members of the University are welcome to attend. Wed. 5 Nov.: `Working with Walt—how I saved Walt Disney.'

Thur. 27 Nov.: `It's only words.'


CLARENDON LAW LECTURES

Perspectives on state liability

PROFESSOR CAROL HARLOW, QC, FBA, Emeritus Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science, will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures on the following days in the Faculty of Law, the St Cross Building. The lecture on 28 October will be followed by a reception, after which Professor Harlow will take questions arising from her lectures.
The lectures are open to the public, and those wishing to attend are advised to arrive early.
Mon. 27 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Corrective justice in the frame.'
Mon. 27 Oct., 6.20 p.m.: `Tort law and globalisation.'
Tue. 28 Oct., 5 p.m.: `Towards distributive justice.'


CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Science, innovation, and economic growth

PROFESSOR W.W. POWELL, Professor of Education, Organizational Behaviour, and Sociology, Stanford, and external faculty member, Santa Fe Institute, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. The lectures are open to the public. Further information may be obtained from Liz Buckle, Marketing Assistant, Saïd Business School (telephone: Oxford (2)88852, e-mail: liz.buckle@sbs.ox.ac.uk), or Euan Hirst, Oxford University Press (telephone; Oxford 353650, e-mail: euan.hirst@oup.com).

Tue. 28 Oct.: `Emergence: university–industry interfaces in the life sciences—a comparison of the US, Britain, and Europe.'

Wed. 29 Oct.: `Amplification: practising polygamy with good taste—the structure and dynamics of multiple networks.'

Thur. 30 Oct.: `Institutionalism: managing the production of novelty.'


CLASSICS

Astor Lecture

PROFESSOR LESLIE KURKE, Berkeley, will deliver an Astor Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 November, in the Seminar Room, the Classics Centre.

Subject: `Aesop and Herodotus: the socio-politics of prose.'


Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR A. VIALA and DR K. TUNSTALL will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 October, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Subject: `Racine and Greek tragedy.'


ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

Romantic Realignments

The following graduate seminars will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesdays in Room 11, the English Faculty, the St Cross Building. Further information may be obtained from Leonard Epp, Balliol College (e-mail: leonard.epp@balliol.ox.ac.uk), or Felicity James, Christ Church (e-mail: felicity.james@chch.ox.ac.uk). DR M. MYRONE, Curator, Tate Britain
29 Oct.: `Of men, Mohawks, and Macaronies: the Vauxhall Affray revisited.'

DR M.J. KOOY, Warwick
12 Nov.: `Imagining conflict: Coleridge's wartime journalism.'

L. KEYNES
19 Nov.: `Hazlitt's Eloquence of the British Senate.'

DR M. GORJI
26 Nov.: `Clare's awkwardness: poetry and the prosaic.'

DR S. PERRY
3 Dec.: `Wordsworth's negative capability.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Logic

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays in the Mathematical Institute. Details of the 14 November seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Professor A.J. Wilkie. PROFESSOR WILKIE
7 Nov.: `Fusing o-minimal structures.'

D. MACPHERSON, Leeds
21 Nov.: `Asymptotics of definable sets in finite structures.'

D. KRAJICEK, Prague
5 Dec.: `Implicit proofs.'


Condensed Matter Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: Professor R.J. Nicholas and Professor J.T. Chalker. DR H.A. RADOVAN, NHMFL, Tallahassee, Florida
23 Oct.: `Magnetic enhancement of superconductivity from electron spin domains.'

DR M. KENNETT, Cambridge
30 Oct.: `Disorder effecs in diluted, magnetic superconductors.'

PROFESSOR I. TERASAKI, Waseda University, Tokyo
6 Nov., , Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, 2.30 p.m.: `Large thermopower in NaCo2O4: a novel physical property in transition-metal oxides.'

(Sir Martin Wood Prize Lecture) DR S. LANGRIDGE, RAL
20 Nov.: `Understanding the magnetic ordering in exchange biased and patterned nano-structures through neutron and resonant X-ray reflectometry.'

PROFESSOR A. KEREN, Technion, Israel, and RAL
27 Nov.: `Common energy scale for magnetism and superconductivity in HTSC.'

DR L.M. HERZ
4 Dec.: `Transfer of photoexcitations in conjugated polymers and molecular assemblies.'


Soft matter, biomaterials, and interfaces

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

Convener: Professor J. Klein. DR P. OLMSTEAD, Leeds
28 Oct.: `Shear banding, complex spatio-temporal behaviour, and dynamical instabilities in complex fluid in shear flow.'

PROFESSOR C. DOBSON, Cambridge
4 Nov.: `Protein folding and misfolding: from diseases to devices.'

PROFESSOR G. MAITLAND
11 Nov.: `Structured surfactants and their role in improving oil recovery.'

PROFESSOR W. POON, Edinburgh
18 Nov.: `To be stuck or not to be stuck: new insights into the glass transition from colloids.'

DR P. BARTLETT, Bristol
25 Nov.: `Nano-rheology of soft materials.'

DR R. THOMAS
2 Dec.: `Interfacial behaviour at the chemistry/biology interface.'


Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Mondays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences. PROFESSOR F. VON BLANCKENBURG
27 Oct.: `Quantifying tectonic and climate controls over continental erosion from cosmogenic nuclides in river sediment.'

DR N. TREWIN, Aberdeen
3 Nov.: `Devonian terrestrial biodiversity trapped in a Scottish hot spring deposit—the Rhynie chert.'

DR A. DICKSON, Cambridge
10 Nov.: `Echinoderm skeletal preservation: calcite/aragonite seas and the Mg/Ca ratio of Phanerozoic oceans.'

DR L. LONERGAN, Imperial College, London
17 Nov.: `Quantifyng the extent of Quaternary ice sheets in the North Sea—evidence from 3-D seismic reflection data.'

PROFESSOR D. VAUGHAN, Manchester
24 Nov.: `Minerals, metals, and molecules: ore and environmental mineralogy in the twenty-first century.'

DR J. ANDREWS, East Anglia
1 Dec.: `Building microbial bioherms in the Pleistocene Gulf of Corinth.'


Department of Materials

The following colloquia will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hume Rothery Lecture Theatre, the Department of Materials. Presentations on `Quantum information processing' will be held on 20 November.

Convener: Dr J.L. Hutchison. DR A. KIRKLAND
23 Oct.: `Pushing the limits of electron microscopes.'

DR R. DUNIN-BORKOWSKI, Cambridge
30 Oct.: To be announced. PROFESSOR P. EDWARDS
6 Nov.: `Hydrogen storage in solids.'

PROFESSOR R. SAMBLES, University of Exeter
13 Nov.: `Butterfly wings and photonic surfaces.'

DR D. MCCOMB, Imperial College, London
27 Nov.: `EELS—a sub-nanometre probe of chemical structure and bonding.'

DR S. ROBERTS
4 Dec.: `Nanocomposites of Al2O3/SiC ceramics.'


Atmospheric, Oceanic, and Planetary Physics Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Dobson Lecture Room, the Atmospheric Physics Laboratory. Because on rare occasions the arrangements need to be changed, anyone intending to come to Oxford specially to attend should check first by telephoning Oxford (2)72933. PROFESSOR A.R. RAVISHANKARA, NOAA, Boulder
23 Oct., Main Lecture Theatre, 2.15 p.m.: `Laboratory studies to answer atmospheric questions.'

(RSC Special Seminar) PROFESSOR S. RAYNER
30 Oct.: `The limits to usefulness: the role of climate forecasting in policy and management.'

DR M. PALMER, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
6 Nov.: `Climate change: science and the real world.'

DR R. SIDDANS, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
13 Nov.: `Synergistic retrieval of ozone from MIPAS and GOME.'

DR R. SWINBANK, Meterological Office
20 Nov.: `Stratospheric vacillations and the 2002 Antarctic major warming.'

D. PETERS and J. MOORHOUSE
27 Nov.: `Overview and results of the HIRDLS calibration.'

DR G. MCFIGGANS, UMIST
4 Dec.: `Process modelling of atmospheric aerosols—trying to keep a basis in reality.'


Biophysical Chemistry Seminar Series

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory (Room 20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre).

Convener: Dr L. Snoek. PROFESSOR D. CLARY
23 Oct.: `Quantum simulations of hydrated clusters and biomolecules.'

PROFESSOR S. MEECH, East Anglia
13 Nov.: `Photophysics of the chromophore of GFP.'

PROFESSOR C. ROBINSON, Cambridge
4 Dec.: `Probing dynamic macromolecular complexes using mass spectrometry.'


Theoretical Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre.

Convener: Dr S. Sarkar. PROFESSOR W. UNRUH, UBC Vancouver
31 Oct.: `Sonic (and other) analogues to black holes.'

PROFESSOR J. CARDY
14 Nov.: `Conformal mappings and 2D statistical mechanics.'

PROFESSOR A. PARRY, Imperial College, London
28 Nov.: `From wetting to filling and back again: wedge covariance and non-local interfacial models.'


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre. PROFESSOR K. VAUGHAN, Cape Town
31 Oct.: `Low dose digital X-rays: from catching diamond thieves to monitoring scoliosis.'

PROFESSOR P. WORDSWORTH
7 Nov.: `The genetic epidemiology of rheumatoid arthritis.'

DR A. BLUMSOHN, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield
14 Nov.: `Bone turnover and fracture risk assessment: a new emperor, or just new clothes?'

PROFESSOR A. SILMAN, Manchester
21 Nov.: `Cardiovascular disease and rheumatoid arthritis—what is the connection?'

DR A. BERENDT
28 Nov.: `Musculoskeletal infection: what remains to be discovered?'


MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Jornada de estudos machadianos

A one-day conference on Machado de Assis will be held on Friday, 21 November, in the Music Room, St Peter's College. There is no fee for attendance, but a charge of £8 will be made for lunch. Cheques for this amount, payable to St Peter's College, should be sent in advance to Professor T.F. Earle, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL. J. GLEDSON, Liverpool
10.30 a.m.: `Editing Machado's Crônicas.'

S. CHALHOUB, UNICAMP
11.15 a.m.: `The problem of slavery in Machado de Assis.'

P. DE MEDEIROS, Utrecht
12 noon: `Father's kisses.'

A.C. SURIANI
2 p.m.: `A serializaçao de Quincas Borba no jornal A Estaçao (1886–91).'

M. DE SENNA, Biblioteca Nacional do Rio de Janeiro
2.45 p.m.: `No patamar do sublime: comentários sobre as citaçoes e alusoes em Quincas Borba.'

C. MENDES DE SOUSA, Minho
3.45 p.m.: `Ideia de Poesia–em torno do projecto literário de Machado de Assis.'

S. ROUANET, Academia Brasileira de Letras
4.30 p.m.: `relaçao entre Memórias Póstumas de Brás Cubas e Tristram Shandy.'


MODERN HISTORY

Problems in the history of science and technology

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Technology Seminar Room, the Modern History Faculty.

Convener: Professor R. Fox. J. RATCLIFF
Thur. 23 Oct.: `The 1874 transit of Venus.'

PROFESSOR J. BROWNE
Thur. 30 Oct.: `Darwin as a celebrity.'

PROFESSOR M. CROSLAND, Kent at Canterbury
Tue. 4 Nov.: `Early laboratories and experimental science: problems of definition and ancestry.'

PROFESSOR K. HUTCHISON, Melbourne
Tue. 11 Nov.: `Euler and the achromatic lens: rediscovering the idiosyncrasies of nature.'

PROFESSOR J. HEILBRON, Berkeley
Tue. 18 Nov.: `Natural philosophy in but not of the Enlightenment: the unlikely career of Jean-André Deluc.'

DR S. ALBERTI, Manchester
Thur. 27 Nov.: `Collecting pathology in nineteenth-century Britain.'

DR D.L. CHOUDHURY
2 Dec.: `Sinews of panic and the nerves of empire: the "imagined state" and "information panic" in India, c.1880–1912.'


Special Faculty Lecture

PROFESSOR G.A. HOSKING, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, London, will deliver the Special Faculty Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 31 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Structures of trust in Russian society: a historian's view.'


ORIENTAL STUDIES

PROFESSOR BORIS MARSHAK, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 November, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute. The lecture has been arranged by the Oriental Institute and the Eastern Art Department, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Recent research on Central Asian silverware.'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR BRIAN BARRY, Columbia, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 31 October, in the Large Lecture Room, Nuffield College.

Convener: Professor D. Miller.

Subject: `Does responsibility undermine equality?'


ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

The cultural politics of multiculturalism

This one-day international conference, which will explore the philosophical, cultural, and political implications of multiculturalism in the United States (and elsewhere, on a comparative basis), will be held from 9.30 a.m. on Saturday, 15 November, in the Rothermere American Institute. Dr Paul Gilroy, Professor of Sociology and African-American Studies, Yale University, will provide the keynote address. Other confirmed speakers include Professor Desmond King, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Government; Kenan Malik, writer and broadcaster; and Dr Melissa S. Williams, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Toronto. Panel presentations include: the strange career of multiculturalism; multicultural fictions; projecting multiculturalism to the world; and assessing multicultural policy. The full conference programme is available on the RAI Web site, http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk. There is no conference fee, but advance registration is required. Those wishing to register should contact Cheryl Hudson (telephone: Oxford (2)82711, e-mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk), with their full postal address, by 7 November.


ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM AND CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Recent research on medieval Soghdiana

This conference will be held on 8 and 9 November in the Headley Lecture Theatre of the Ashmolean Museum, and in Corpus Christi College. Those wishing to attend the first day of the conference (8 November) should register with Carol Davies, Oriental Institute, Oxford OX1 2LE (e-mail: academic@orinst.ox.ac.uk), giving name, institutional affiliation, and contact e-mail address. The deadline for registration is 5 November. It is regretted that attendance on 9 November is by invitation only, due to the limited space available. Only those who have registered beforehand will be admitted to the conference. Full details of the registration procedure and the conference arrangements will be found on the Ashmolean Museum Web site (www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk), under `Events'. The 8 November meeting will be held in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Convener: Dr Luke Treadwell.

8 November, morning session (Chair: Dr Treadwell)

DR A. NAYMARK, Hofstra University, New York
10 a.m.: `The political history of early Islamic Soghdiana (750–50): the numismatic evidence.'

PROFESSOR A. NORTHEDGE, Paris I
10.45 a.m.: `The Soghdians in Samarra.'

DR E. DE LA VAISSIÈRE, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, Paris
11.45 a.m.: `Chakir and ghulam: the origins of the mamluk institution.'

 

8 November, afternoon session (Chair: Professor R. Hillenbrand, Edinburgh)

DR F. GRENET, CNRS, Paris
2.15 p.m.: `The Afrasiyab "Ambassadors" painting: the present state of the discussion.'

PROFESSOR B. MARSHAK, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
3 p.m.: `Gods, demons, heroes, and ordinary people in the art of Panjikent.'

DR Y. KAREV, Russian Academy of Sciences
4 p.m.: `Recent discoveries of Qarakhanid paintings in Sarmarqand.'

DR RASPOPOVA, Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
4.45 p.m.: `Rich and poor citizens of Panjikent.'

 

9 November, morning session (Chair: Dr J. Howard-Johnston)

This session will be held in Corpus Christi College, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. All conference speakers will attend, for further informal discussions of the papers and to exchange information on their current research interests relating to medieval Central Asian history. Lunch will be provided at 1 p.m., and the session will end at 2.30 p.m.


Coinage and money in the seventh-century Near East (Eighth Numismatic Round Table)

This conference will be held on 29 and 30 November in the Headley Lecture Theatre of the Ashmolean Museum, and in Corpus Christi College. Those wishing to attend should register with Roz Britton-Strong, Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford OX1 2PH (e-mail: roz.britton-strong@ashmus.ox.ac.uk), giving name, institutional affiliation, and contact e-mail address. Please indicate whether you wish to attend the Saturday session alone, or both Saturday and Sunday sessions. The deadline for registration is 20 November. Only those who have registered beforehand will be admitted to the conference. Full details of the registration procedure and the conference arrangements will be found on the Ashmolean Museum Web site (www.ashmol.ox.ac.uk), under `Events'. The 29 November meeting will be held in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. The 30 November meeting will be held in Corpus Christi College.

Convener: Dr Luke Treadwell.

29 November, morning session (Chair: Mr Tony Goodwin)

PROFESSOR C. FOSS, Georgetown
10 a.m.: `Arab–Byzantine coins and history: some problems and suggestions.'

DR W. SCHULZE, independent scholar
11 a.m.: `Heraclian countermarks on Byzantine coins in seventh-century Syria.'

T. VORDERSTRASSE, Chicago
11.50 a.m.: `Arab–Byzantine coins from the plain of Antioch in their regional context.'

DR A. ODDY, independent scholar
12.20 p.m.: `A new proto-Umayyad mint in Syria?'

 

29 November, afternoon session (Chair: Dr Treadwell)

T. GOODWIN, independent scholar
2.15 p.m.: `The seventh-century coinage of Egypt—some problems.'

DR L. ILISCH, Tübingen
3.15 p.m.: `Caliphal and regional currencies after `Abd al- Malik's reform: relics of the past or parts of a system?'

DR J. JOHNS
4.30 p.m.: `Archaeology and early Islamic history: the first seventy years.'

 

30 November, morning session (Chair: Dr J. Howard-Johnston)

DR R. GYSELEN, CNRS
10 a.m.: `Coinage and its historical context in seventh-century Iran.'

S. TYLER-SMITH, independent scholar
11.20 a.m.: What happened in Khusrau II's twelfth year (601–2)?'

T. GREENWOOD
12 noon: `Coinage in seventh-century Armenia: preliminary observations.'


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies.p Details of the 18 November seminar will be announced later. DR A.S. GUIMARAES, Sã Paulo
28 Oct.: `Black intellectuals and the idea of racial democracy in Brazil, 1889–1964.'

DR K. HOCHSTETLER
4 Nov.: `The politics of the environment in Brazil.'

DR N. GUIMARAES, São Paulo
11 Nov.: `Unemployment in the metropolitan region of Sã Paulo: a comparative perspective.'

DR A.S. GUIMARAES, São Paulo
25 Nov.: `Racial democracy as myth, racial inequality and affirmative action in Brazil since 1985.'

DR A. PAROLA
2 Dec.: `Brazilian foreign policy in the 1990s.'

Other meetings

Unless otherwise indicated, the following meetings will be held in the Centre for Brazilian Studies. Conference programmes can be found on the Centre's Web site, www.brazil.ox.ac.uk. Details of the study-day on Machado de Assis (21 November) are given under `Medieval and Modern Languages' above.

Mon., 27 Oct., 2.30--6 p.m. Workshop: `Crime and punishment under the Lula administration: challenges for a government of the Left.'

With Dr Marcos Rolim , Centre for Brazilian Studies Dr Fiona Macaulay, Centre for Brazilian Studies, and Dr Oscar Viera Vilhena, Executive Director, Conectas. Thur./Fri., 30--31 Oct. Two-day conference, in association with the Institute of Latin American Studies, London, and the Football Industry Group, University of Liverpool Management School: `Futbol, futebol, soccer: football in the Americas.'

Co-ordinators: Professor James Dunkerley, Professor Leslie Bethell, and Dr Rory Miller. To be held in Beveridge Hall, Senate House, University of London. Thur., 4 Dec. One day conference, in association with the Institute of Latin American Studies, King's College, and Birkbeck College, London: `Brazil abroad. The reception of contemporary Brazilian culture in Europe and the United States.'

Co-ordinator: Dr Lucia Nagib. To be held in the Beveridge Hall, Senate House, University of London.


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

PROFESSOR XAVIER BOUGAREL, CNRS, Paris, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 29 October, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `The role of the Sarajevo Madrasah in the formation of alternative elites within the Bosnian Muslim community.'


NISSAN INSTITUTE OF JAPANESE STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College. Those attending are asked to note the change of day and place.

Convener: Dr Ann Waswo. DR WASWO
27 Oct.: `Myths of rural conservatism in modern Japanese history, 1868–c.1960.'

I. BURUMA, Bard College
3 Nov.: `Inventing Japan: westernisation, right and wrong.'

DR REIKO TANIMURA, SOAS
10 Nov.: `Politics and tea in the Late Tokugawa period: a study of Ii Naosuke.'

DR J. ROBERTSON, Oxford Brookes
17 Nov.: `Okinawan music, migration, and memory.'

PROFESSOR GORO MINAMOTO, Japan Women's University
24 Nov.: `Aspects of modern Japanese theatre in Kinoshita Junji's Twilight Crane—a survey of its text and performance.'

(Note: this presentation will be in Japanese) PROFESSOR MASAHIRO SATO, Hitotsubashi University
1 Dec.: `Enumerating the nation: planning for Japan's first modern census.'


MAISON FRANÇAISE

Early Modern French Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Maison Française. S. VAN DAMME, CNRS 30 Oct.: `Autour de Descartes à Paris: de l'histoire intellectuelle à l'histoire culturelle d'une capitale philosophique.'

D. MASKELL
13 Nov.: `Racine and the Jews: cross-cultural readings of Esther and Athalie.'

C. POULOUIN, Rouen
27 Nov.: `Les paradoxes de la publication des textes de Fontenelle: discrétion, dissimulation, affirmation de soi.'

Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on the days shown in the Maison Française. P. WEINDLING, Oxford Brookes
Wed. 5 Nov.: `A post-Holocaust encounter of philosophy, psychiatry, and literature: Eau Vive, 1945–55.'

O. DUTHEILLET DE LAMOTHE, Conseiller d'Etat; member of the Conseil Constitutionnel
Fri. 14 Nov.: `Evolution of European social policy since 1957.'

P. COLOMBANI, Institut Français de Relations Internationales, Paris
Fri. 28 Nov.: `World trade patterns in the twenty-first century.'

Other meetings

The following meetings will be held in the Maison Française. Fri., 31 Oct. (2–5.30 p.m.), and Sat., 1 Nov. (9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.), conference:`Caught in the crossfire: the media and the war in Iraq.'

Sat., 15 Nov., 11 a.m.–3.45 p.m., study-day: `Interpreting Durkheim.'

(In conjunction with the British Centre for Durkheimian Studies) Fri., 21 Nov. (2–6.30 p.m.), and Sat., 22 Nov (9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.), conference: `L'Entente cordiale ou l'improbable rapprochement.'

Fri., 12 Dec.–Sun., 14 Dec., conference: `Capital cities at war: Paris, London, Berlin, 1914–19.'

(Further information from: pierre.purseigle@history.ox.ac.uk)


GREEN COLLEGE

Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development

DR D. GOODE will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Do cities hold the key to sustainability?'


 

ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Middle East Centre

The book in the Arab world

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

Convener: Dr E. Rogan. AL-TAYYIB SALIH, UNESCO
28 Oct: `The Cairo Book Fair.'

B. HAYKEL, New York
4 Nov.: `The Islamic book market.'

F. FAQIR, Durham
Fri. 14 Nov.: `Lost in translation: Arabic books in the language of the other.'

T. TUÉNI, An-Nahar
25 Nov.: `Beirut as the capital of political books (while other Arab capitals observe an eloquent silence).'

R. JACQUEMOND, CNRS, Marseilles
2 Dec.: `The literary field in contemporary Egypt.'

Special Seminar: Iraq Today

THOMAS FRIEDMAN, The New York Times, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 18 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `A columnist's notebook: from Baghdad to Washington and back.'


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR F.G.B. MILLAR, Emeritus Professor of Ancient History, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Two Roman revolutions.'


REGENT'S PARK COLLEGE

Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture

Fruits of winter: well-being in an ageing society

The following public lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Regent's Park College. E. KING, Director, Optima (Oxford Project to Investigate Memory and Ageing)
28 Oct.: `Clues to successful ageing.'

M. BRENTON, Bristol
4 Nov.: `Intentional communities and informal networks.'

DR W. BYTHEWAY, Open University
11 Nov.: `Living by numbers: the significance of birthdays.'

FR. P. JEFFREY, the Ministry Institute, London
18 Nov.: `Going against the stream: ethical aspects of ageing and care.'

PROFESSOR P. COLEMAN, Southampton
25 Nov.: `Living the questions: spirituality in later life.'

P. WILCOCK, pastor
2 Dec.: `Harvesting a lifetime.'


CENTRE FOR ECOLOGY AND HYDROLOGY

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be given at 1 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Mansfield Road.

DR R. GOODACRE, UMIST
29 Oct.: `Interpretation of metabolomic data using explanatory machine learning.'

PROFESSOR J.C. MURRELL, Warwick
5 Nov.: To be announced.

DR P. CHRISTIAN, National Institute for Biological Standards and Control
12 Nov.: To be announced.

D.B. NEDWELL, Essex
Fri. 21 Nov.: To be announced.

PROFESSOR P.J. DALE, John Innes Centre
26 Nov.: To be announced.

DR J.P. CARR, Cambridge
3 Dec.: To be announced.


OXFORD BIBLIOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY

DR C. DONDI will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 30 October, in Seminar Room 3, the Taylor Institution. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `The School of San Girolamo, Nicolaus Jenson, and Venetian Books of Hours.'


OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY FORUM

The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Rewley House. A further lecture will be given on 25 November, of which details will be announced later.

M. QUINION
28 Oct.: `Popular folk etymologies.'

J.S. SMITH, Glasgow
4 Nov.: `Bad language crosses the border: accent change in Glaswegian.'

RHODES CHAIR OF RACE RELATIONS AND ISLAMIC STUDIES CENTRE

African Visiting Fellowships 2004--5

The Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and the Rhodes Chair of Race Relations are offering two African Visiting Research Fellowships for the academic year 2004--5. Applications are invited from scholars working in African universities or research institutions. The fellowships will be awarded in the fields of Modern History or the Social Sciences, including Anthropology, Human Geography and Cultural Studies. The OCIS Fellowship will be awarded for the study of any aspect of Islam, or Muslim Societies, in Africa, including North Africa and South Africa. The Rhodes Chair Fellowship can focus on any aspect of African Studies, but will exclude scholars from North Africa or South Africa. The successful fellows will receive a maintenance and accommodation grant of £1,000 a month, for up to nine months. Travel costs will be paid up to £800. The grant will also cover the cost of affiliation of the Rhodes Chair Fellowship to St Antony's College and of the OCIS Fellowship to the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. The purpose of the fellowship is to provide an opportunity for scholars working in African universities to spend an extended research period at Oxford, and to enrich the study of Africa at the University. Fellows will be expected to reside in Oxford during term, to give and contribute to seminars, and to participate in discussion with postgraduates, possibly through a limited amount of postgraduate seminar teaching. Applications for both fellowships should be sent to the Academic Secretary, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR, by 27 February 2004. These should include a full curriculum vitae with details of publications, and a short research proposal of 500 words. E-mail applications are welcome to islamic.studies@oxcis.ac.uk. Enquiries concerning the OCIS Fellowship should be addressed to islamic.studies@oxcis.ac.uk and for the Rhodes Chair Fellowship to ulli.parkinson@sant.ox.ac.uk.

BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Preliminary Examination in Modern Languages 2004

Corrigendum

The Papers under `Further Topics for German Sole' are numbered from XI to XIII, and not, as published in the Gazette of 9 October, pp. 114--15, from V to VII.

Final Honour School of Modern Languages and Associated Joint Schools 2004

Special Subject 2082 `Language and National Identity in German Speaking Europe' has been withdrawn and is no longer available for examination notwithstanding the statement in the Gazette of 23 May 2002, Vol. 132, p. 1239.


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES BOARD

Conferment of title

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board has conferred the title of University Research Lecturer on DR A.J. SHORTLAND, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, from 1 October 2003.

OBITUARIES

Christ Church

THE HON. JAMES MUIR GALLOWAY GALBRAITH, CBE, 4 October 2003; commoner 1942. Aged 83.

THE EARL OF PEMBROKE AND MONTGOMERY (HENRY GEORGE CHARLES ALEXANDER HERBERT), 7 October 2003; commoner 1960. Aged 64.

S. GOVIND SWAMINADHAN, 1 October 2003; commoner 1928; former Advocate General of the State of Tamil Nadu. Aged 94.


Christ Church and Lady Margaret Hall

THE REVD PETER WILLIAM BIDE, 30 September 2003; Precentor, Christ Church, 1980; Emeritus Fellow, Lady Margaret Hall. Aged 90.

Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival

Philip Pullman discusses Lyra's Oxfordand His Dark Materialswith James Naughtie, at the Sheldonian Theatre, Wed. 5 Nov., 7 p.m. Tickets: £7.50, £8.50, £9.50. Concessions of £1.50 for students, senior citizens, unwaged and children (18 and under). To book tickets please contact: Tickets Oxford at the Oxford Playhouse. Tel.: 01865 305305 or www.sundaytimes-oxfordliteraryfestival.co.uk.


National Blood Service

Do something amazing today--Give Blood.There will be a university staff blood donor session on Wed., 5 Nov., Assembly Rooks Rown Hall, St Aldates: 10 a.m. t0 12.25 p.m., and 2 p.m. to 4.25 p.m. Please call 08457 711711. You can visit us at: www.blood.co.uk or on BBC2, Ceefax page 465.


d'Overbroeck's College Open Morning

Join us for our Open Morning on Saturday 8 November from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for information on Years 9--11 and Sixth Form entry. This is an informal event which gives students and parents an opportunity to have a look around the College, meet our teaching staff and some of our current students. Based in North Oxford, d'Overbroeck's is one of the largest and most successful co-educational independent colleges in the UK. For further information about us, please contact the College Office on 01865 310000 or visit our Web site at www.doverbroecks.com


Concerts

Brasenose College Organ recitals: on Fri., 24 Oct., 6 p.m., there will be a recital by David Saint (St Chad's Cathedral, Birmingham). Free admission. Regular lunchtime recitals willt ake palce on Tuesdays at 1.20 p.m., weeks 3--7.
Friday, 31 October, 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre: Elgar, Dream of Gerontius. Margaret McDonald, mezzo-soprano; William Kendall, tenor; Timothy Mirfin, baritone; James Burton, conductor. Oxford Philomusic Orchestra, Schola Cantorum, Aylesbury Choral Society. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Box Office: 01865 305305, book online at: www.oxfordphil.com.


Exhibition

Stained Glass and Sculpture by Martin Smith: an exhibition at Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford, 19--31 Oct. Open daily 10 a.m.--4 p.m. subject to college commitments. Visitors are advised to ring the college lodge (01865 274100) beforehand.


St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Oxford Authors: 30 Oct., Chiaroscuro: the illusion of Light and Dark, Jan Mark; 6 Nov., The Highs, Lows, Terrors and Rewards of Writing, Angela Huth; 13 Nov., Truth is no stranger to fiction, Linda Proud; 20 Nov., Fascinating Sinners, Patricia Hall; 27 Nov., Cruelty in crime fiction, Jane Jakeman; 4 Dec., An Alternative Oxford, Philip Pullman. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church at 12.3 0 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: http://www.st-giles- church.org.


Lady Margaret Hall Events

BBC Radio 4 Any Questions? is broadcast live from LMH's Dining Hall, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby, with panellists from politics, public life, the arts, business and education including Germaine Greer, Peter Hitchens, and Francis Maude. What questions will you pose? 7 Nov., LMH Dining Hall. Audience arrives 6.45--7.15 p.m. Programme begins 8 p.m. Entrance by ticket only. Contact: Angela Gustafsson, 01865 274362 or e-mail: development@lmh.ox.ac.uk.


Summer Fields School

The Maclaren Trust Scholarship: a scholarship, up to full fees, is awarded to a boy of outstanding ability between the age of 8 and 11 who, without this financial support, would not be able to come to Summer Fields. For an application form please write to or telephone: The Headmaster, Summer Fields, Oxford OX2 7EN. Tel.: 01865 454433. E-mail: hmsec@summerfields.org.uk


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Helping the homeless to help themselves: second user home and office furniture at very reasonable prices. Free delivery. Tel.: 01865 402073. E-mail: emmausoxon@netscape.net. Registered charity no: 1066618.


Books Bought and Sold

Books Bought: 01865 727928--we buy any quantity of books, from single items of importance to entire libraries on history and the humanities. Unsworth's Booksellers (ABA). Shops at 15 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ and 12 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QA. Open every day. E-mail: books@unsworths.com. Web site: www.unsworths.com.


Periodicals Bought and Sold

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


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Vital-Health Marketing

"Creamy dairy free chocolate flavoured Shake. The Shake with muscle!! E.G. aid diet-- support sport? www.vital-health.co.uk. Even join our dynamic team and start your own p/t business (18+)! www.ultra-business.com/leggo. Shaun A. Leggott (3rd Dan Karate). Tel.: 01737 773393. E-mail: nutrition@tiscali.co.uk.


Services Offered

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


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


Domestic Services

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


Situations Vacant

Magdalen College School (www.mcsoxford.org): Development Assistant. Part-time (24 hours per week), £14k--£16k p.a. pro rata. Magdalen College School seeks to appoint a Development Assistant. The role is varied and interesting involving a good deal of interaction and communication with Old Boys. Duties include secretarial support. Candidates with good interpersonal and administrative skills, including a high level of computer literacy, are invited to apply in writing, enclosing CV and details of 2 referees to: Mrs C.M. Matterson, The Development Office, Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ. Closing date: 30 Oct. For further details please tel.: 01865 458474.
Christ Church Cathedral: applications are invited for the post of Organist of the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church, Oxford. The Cathedral Singers sing the daily services in the Cathedral, as invited by the Dean and Chapter, when the Cathedra Choir is not in residence. Application from and details from: The Cathedral Registrar, The Cathedral Office, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP). Tel.: 01865 276155. E-mail: millius.palayiwa@christ- church.ox.ac.uk. Closing date for applications: Fri., 24 Oct. Interviews: Sat., 1 Nov.
Magdalen College School: require a Registrar to commence 1 April 2004. To be directly responsible to the Master for admissions at this successful and prestigious independent day school. Letter of application, including full CV and details of 2 referees, to be sent to the Master, Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ. Full details of the position may be obtained from the Master's PA. Tel.: 01865 242191. Closing date 5 Nov.
Experienced audiotypists in transcribing needed for interviews for interesting project-- DIPEX (www.dipex.org)--of personal experiences of health and illness. If you are interested, please contact: info@dipex.org or tel.: 01865 226672.


Short term let

Jericho: furnished 2/3-bedroom house in central Jericho area with additional study, large open plan living room, modern kitchen, bath/shower room and small garden. Available as a furnished rental from 1 Jan., for up to 4 months. Would suit visiting family. Washing machine; dishwasher; cable TV; broadband; phone. Four minute walk to rail station, similar to Port Meadow and the river. Even less to great selection of local shops, and restaurants. Ten minutes to most University Departments. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 282123 or e-mail: gideonh@earth.ox.ac.uk.


Houses to Let

Central Oxford: 5 minutes' walk from the river and the Westgate; 2 bedrooms; modern, sunny, quiet, immaculate condition. Parking. Furnished or not as required. Non-smokers only. £850 p.m. Tel.: 07779 260209, e-mail: lwhite@hbs.edu
Headington (part furnished), near Shotover, shops, hospitals and London buses: 4-bedroom house (2 double, 2 single). Ideal for family; large garden with fruit trees; re-carpeted and painted throughout. Dual aspect living room; washing machine and dishwasher. £1,100 p.c.m. excl. bills. contact Guy Turton. Tel.: 07769 704082.
Available now at £900 p.c.m., a modern 4-bedroom fully furnished family house in a quiet close in Wheatley: 4 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; large living room, and good sized kitchen. Garage and extra off-street parking, and enclosed rear garden. Within walking distance of Wheatley shops, Wheatley Park School, and good M40 access. For more information please contact Anna Turner at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AB. Tel.: 01865 200012 or e-mail: annat@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.
Very attractive 2-bedroom house in New Hinksey, 1 mile from centre. Only careful non- smokers without children or pets. Available from mid-Dec. for 4--6 months, negotiable. £850 p.c.m. plus deposit, to include all bills except phone. Contact: pratima_mitchell@hotmail.com. Tel./fax: 01865 247180.
Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly: old farm house, newly tiled roof, all mod cons, and set in approx. 13½ acres of farmland. Peaceful yet within 4 kms from Cerisy la Salle (local village; Saint-Lo, Coutance approx. 20 kms; Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room; gas cooker; separate electric oven; microwave; large fridge with separate freezer; gas c.h.; bathroom with toilet; sitting room. First floor: music room (with Grand piano), 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with toilet; gallery (suitable for office) which overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Ideal retreat for writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. £40 per night; £250 p.w. £900 p.m., longer lets negotiable. Price includes heating, linen and crockery but excludes telephone and electricity. For further details please contact Alexander Kok on tel.: 00 33 2 33 45 52 16, fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.
Charming cottage, Westcott Barton, 14 miles north west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of village (bus to Oxford or drive to Charlbury Station for train). Attractively furnished and well equipped; 2 bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study). Beams, ingelnook fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden, garage. Available Oct. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.
Waterways, central north Oxford: selection of brand new luxury 4-/5-bedroom, and 3- bathroom houses in prestigious location. Master bedroom with spacious en suite; family bathroom with separate shower. Landscaped garden, some with conservatory. Elegantly furnished. Secure parking, some with own garage. High quality applicances and fittings. All properties owned, let and managed by Chase. No tenant administration fess charged. Immediately available. Tel.: Chase-the property people-01865 516060 or 07808 477850.
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

Quiet accommodation in Headington: a wonderful architect designed split-level studio. Light and airy with French window to the garden. Cooking facilities and separate bathroom. Cast iron wood burning stove. For a single person, post graduate or visiting professor. Non- smoker. £650 p.c.m., incl. heat, light and cleaning. Please contact: 01865 762991. E-mail: paulinehodson@supanet.com.
Central north Oxford: 2-bedroom, self-contained and private flat; kitchen; bathroom; conservatory;patio; c.h.; parking space. Ideal location, available now. £975 p.c.m. Tel.: 01993 811878.
Flat, 1--2 persons, in centre of large and peaceful country garden, next to main house in Cumnor village; near bus routes; parking space provided; storage space. £450 p.m. Ideal for PhD students/young couple, seeking log fire and home comforts. Long history of happy tenants. Call Catherine on 01865 864102 for info., and appointment.
Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms: 2 furnished ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.


Self-Catering Accommodation

OxfordShortlets offers high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay (holiday) lets from 1 week to 3 or 4 weeks even up to 4 or 5 months, and more if required. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, re-location purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. Self-catering accommodation in Oxford is made easy with OxfordShortlets. Web site: www.OxfordShortlets.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 376772, fax: 01865 371911.


Accommodation Offered

Jericho: comfortable sunny single room; c.h.; d.g.; share kitchen and bathroom with one other person. Own telephone line. Suitable for quiet, self-contained older person over 30, non-smoker. Rent £75 p.w. incl., except telephone. Payable 6 weeks in advance, plus deposit. 12 month let. Tel.: 01865 311766.
Keep Your Independence with Support: very sheltered accommodation for elderly people near central Oxford. All rooms en suite, lovely garden, good transport links, friendly and supportive staff and volunteers, 24-hour alarm system. For more details contact: The Administrator, The Abbeyfield Oxford Society, Brian Lewis House, 80 St Clements, Oxford OX4 1AW. Tel.: 01865 790439. E-mail: brianlewis@ukonline.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.
Oxford B & B: attractive, quiet and convenient home from home. Per night, single £38, double £50. Weekly rate less 20%. Monthly rates negotiable. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com
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.


Accommodation Sought

Accommodation with family wanted for foreign language student. En suitebathroom and convenient location essential. Willingness to support and encourage the student an advantage. Up to £150 weekly. Tel. Jeremy or Ann on 01865 316202 for further details.
Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.


Holiday Lets

Traditional Tarn farmhouse in 7 hectares, sleeps 6/8; 2 bathrooms; recently modernised to high standard; private location a mile from thriving village with shops, restaurants etc; open fireplaces; oil c.h.; fully furnished; satellite TV; hard tennis court and heated pool, games room with table tennis, snooker; 45 minutes' Toulouse airport, in Gaillac, Cordes, Albi triangle. Available to let until Easter 2004. £650 p.c.m. Contact: mike.simler@wanadoo.fr, or tel. Judith on 01993 878793 or 01865 281577.
Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large seculded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suiteaccommodation, heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks. Tel.: Marion on 01865 554122 or e-mail via Web site: www.hidden-sw-france.com.


For Sale

Car for sale: N Reg. Fiat Punto; Red; 80,000 miles; MOT until Aug. '04; tax until Jan. '04; alarm and immobiliser; radio cassette; very good condition and well looked after. £1,800. Tel.: Patricia, 01865 723000.

APPOINTMENT OF UNIVERSITY MARSHAL AND HEAD OF SECURITY SERVICES

The University is seeking a suitably experienced person for the post of University Marshal and Head of Security Services. The post-holder will be responsible as Head of Security Services for the overall management and day-to-day supervision of the University's Security Services and resources in support of the core business of the University. In this role the post-holder will have specific responsibility for maintaining a secure crime-free environment within the precincts of the University and for maintaining good relations with staff, students, the police, local government, and the local community in general. As University Marshal the post-holder will also have responsibility for the effective management and training of the staff involved in internal student discipline and the planning and management of events and ceremonies, as well as undertaking a ceremonial role.

Applicants should have recent operational and strategic management experience of security and crime prevention, as well as experience of planning and managing events, and working within a large, complex organisation. An appreciation of the security needs of an academic institution would be an advantage. Applicants should also have strong communication skills, and be able to demonstrate the ability to manage staff and to contribute to the development of university policy in the area of security.

The post will be on the academic-related administrative grade 4 scale (salary £30,660--£36,712 per annum, with a discretionary range to £41,876--- under review).

Further particulars may be obtained from Mrs P. Bevis (telephone: Oxford (2)70120, e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk). Applications, including a covering letter indicating how the applicant meets the requirements of the post, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Mrs J.A. Pengelly, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by noon on 25 November. The further particulars are also available on the Web site http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

University Lecturership in Management Studies (Social Entrepreneurship)

In association with Harris Manchester College

As part of the establishment of a Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, the Saïd Business School is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer in the field of Social Entrepreneurship. Applications are sought for the above post starting 1 September 2004 or sooner if possible.

Social entrepreneurship is a rapidly developing area of study concerned with the application of entrepreneurial skills and knowledge to activities in the wider social and public arena. Commensurate with rank, candidates should demonstrate excellence or potential excellence in this area of research and teaching. The university lecturership is associated with a tutorial fellowship at Harris Manchester College. The combined university and college salary would be according to age on a scale up to £41,845 per annum (under review). Full details of both posts are available in the further particulars.

Candidates should have a sufficiently well-developed general management background to enable them to contribute to the teaching of the first-year undergraduate Introduction to Management course, as well as to design and teach elective courses on Social Entrepreneurship on the MBA programme. Candidates should have, or soon be expected to have, a doctorate. Candidates with a strong research orientation are sought.

The Saïd Business School (SBS) is fully integrated into one of the world's greatest universities and is one of Europe's fastest-growing and most prestigious management schools. Its faculty and students come from all around the world, rendering its intellectual agenda and perspectives truly international.

Candidates will be considered for the post on the basis of the selection criteria outlined in the further particulars. The further particulars, and information on methods of application, are available on http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ or can be obtained from Jennifer Fielding, Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP (telephone: Oxford (2)88813, fax: (2)88810, e-mail: acvacs@sbs.ox.ac.uk). Completed applications and three references (to be forwarded directly by the applicant's referees) should be sent to Jennifer Fielding at the Saïd Business School by 13 November. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Anthony Hopwood (telephone: Oxford (2)88811, e-mail: anthony.hopwood@sbs.ox.ac.uk).


DIVISION OF PUBLIC HEALTH AND PRIMARY HEALTH CARE (FACILITIES AND SITE SERVICES GROUP)

Appointment of Finance and IT Manager

The Facilities and Site Services Group provides a full facilities service in support of the Division of Public Health and Primary Health Care and other university and NHS departments located on the Old Road Campus in Headington. The Group is looking for an experienced, commercially minded, Finance and IT Manager, who will enjoy the challenge of this high-level and multi-faceted role, to join the facilities management team, to manage the Group's finances in a cost effective manner, and to provide support to the Head of Facilities and Site Services

The post requires a high level of accounting expertise, skill in systems and financial administration, an ability to take management responsibility for profitability, a willingness to respond to any work needs within the Group, including IT support, and an enjoyment of team working.

The Facilities and Site Services Group undertakes an important role in ensuring the smooth running of the campus and providing departments with responsive and dedicated services. At the heart of this post is the requirement to support the excellent standard of the facilities service by providing efficient accounting and other systems to ensure that the Group meets the requirements of its large and diverse client base.

The post will be on the academic related grade 2 scale (£21,125--£27,339---pay award pending).

Further written information is available from Jane Caswell (telephone: Oxford 227088, e-mail: personnel@dphpc.ox.ac.uk). A letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of three referees (three copies of each), should be sent to Jane Caswell, Division of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Institute of Health Sciences, Headington, Oxford OX3 7LF, by Friday, 7 November.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 26 November.


CHRIST CHURCH

Appointment of Organist of the Cathedral Singers

Applications are invited for the post of Organist of the Cathedral Singers of Christ Church.

The Cathedral Singers sing the daily services in the Cathedral, as invited by the Dean and Chapter, when the Cathedral Choir is not in residence.

Application forms and details may be obtained from the Cathedral Registrar, the Cathedral Office, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)76155, e-mail: milius.palayiwa@christ-church.ox.ac.u k).

The closing date for applications is Friday, 24 October. Interviews will be held on Saturday, 1 November.


CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Corpus Christi Visiting Fellowship(s) 2004--5

Corpus Christi College proposes to elect to a Visiting Fellowship for the academic year 2004--5. The fellowship is intended for persons of high academic distinction, either from abroad or from the UK, who wish to pursue academic study and research as a member of the college. It is tenable for one, two, or three terms during the year. Preference will be given to candidates whose work is close to the academic interests of one or more fellows of the college.

A Visiting Fellow is entitled to free luncheon and dinner and to full membership of the senior common room. The college will provide the fellow with shared study accommodation and will provide assistance with finding accommodation in Oxford.

Applicants should write to the President's Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF, by Friday, 12 December, enclosing a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a programme of work, and the names of three referees. It is the applicant's responsibility to ask their referees to send their references direct by the same date.

The college exists to promote excellence in education and research and is actively committed to the principle of equality of opportunity for all suitably qualified candidates.


JESUS COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowships

Jesus College proposes to elect two Junior Research Fellowships, tenable for three years from 1 October 2004. The posts are open to men or women intending to pursue research in
(a) any field of Music;
(b) any field of Biological/Medical Sciences. The fellowship carries a stipend of £18,265 per annum in the first year. In addition, the fellow will be entitled to free rooms and meals in college.

Further information on both fellowships may be obtained from the Jesus College Web site, http://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk/notices, or from the Principal's Secretary, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW, who should receive applications by 14 November. It is the responsibility of applicants to ask their referees (three are required) to send their references direct to the Principal's Secretary by the same date.


KEBLE COLLEGE

Appointment of IT Officer

Keble College requires an IT Officer to assist the IT Manager in keeping the network and key systems running smoothly, help solve users' problems, and perform other designated tasks.

A good knowledge of MS Windows operating systems, a knowledge of common applications such as Microsoft Office, and a working knowledge of PC hardware is essentialm together with good communication skills. General Unix/Linux and Mac knowledge, an understanding of networking, and Web development knowledge would be an advantage.

Salary will be in the range £18,265--£25,451 (academic-related scale 1), depending on experience of the successful applicant. Benefits include contributory pension scheme, free meals on duty, and twenty-five days' annual leave.

Closing date: Monday, 3 November. Further information may be obtained from Jane Olds (telephone: Oxford (2)72709, e-mail: jane.olds@keb.ox.ac.uk).


LADY MARGARET HALL AND ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Tutorial Fellowship and University Lecturership (CUF) in Ancient Philosophy

Lady Margaret Hall, St Hugh's College and the University of Oxford invite applications from suitably qualified candidates for the above post starting 1 October 2004. (The University Lecturership is associated with a fellowship at Lady Margaret Hall and a College Lecturership at St Hugh's College.) Applicants should have research interests and teaching competence in Ancient Philosophy. Candidates will be considered for the post on the basis of the selection criteria outlined in the further particulars. An application form and the further particulars are available from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA (telephone: Oxford (2)74321, e-mail: senior.tutor.secretary@lmh.ox.ac.uk). An application form and the further particulars may also be downloaded from the college Web site, http://www.lmh.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 10 December. Interviews will be held on 16 and 17 February 2004.

Lady Margaret Hall, St Hugh's College, and the University are equal opportunities employers.


LINCOLN COLLEGE

Appointment of Admissions and Graduates Secretary

Lincoln College is seeking to appoint a full-time, responsible, efficient, and enthusiastic secretary to handle both undergraduate and graduate admissions and the administration of graduate students in residence. Applicants should have sound typing skills and an excellent telephone manner. A working knowledge of database work, Excel, and word-processing (preferably Microsoft Word) are essential. Previous university experience would be an advantage. It is essential that the post-holder should be able to use initiative, to work under pressure, and to meet deadlines.

According to experience, the salary will be within the range of the university clerical and library staff grade 5 scale (currently £17,416--£20,755). The hours will be for a 36.25 hour week, plus generous holidays and free lunches while on duty. The post-holder will be eligible to join the OSPS pension scheme.

The further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Lincoln College, Oxford OX1 3DR (telephone: Oxford (2)79801, fax: (2)79802, e-mail:juliet.montgomery@lincoln.ox.ac.uk).

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees to the College Secretary, either by post or e-mail, by Thursday, 6 November. It is hoped that the short-listed candidates will be interviewed on Monday, 17 November.

Lincoln College is an equal opportunities employer.


PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Appointment of Chaplain

Applications are invited from men and women in Priest's Orders in the Church of England, or in the wider Anglican Communion, for the half-time post of College Chaplain. The appointment will be for five years in the first instance; the first year is probationary. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up the post on 1 January 2004, or as soon as possible thereafter.

The person appointed will be responsible for the conduct of services in the chapel and for the administration of chapel affairs. The Chaplain is expected to be available to all members of the college for consultation on any pastoral matter, and will be a member of the college's welfare committee. The post will suitable for those with another part-time post in the Oxford area.

The salary (which is pensionable) is based on the academic salary scale and will be up to a maximum of £14,780 for a twenty-hour week. The person appointed will also be entitled to free meals in college.

Applications should be sent to the Academic Registrar, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW, from whom further particulars can be obtained (telephone: Oxford (2)86089, fax: (2)76418, e-mail: jackie.lewis@pembroke.ox.ac.uk). Applications should include a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, who should be asked to send their references to the Academic Registrar so as to arrive by the closing date, which is Friday, 14 November.


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Al-Bukhari Fellowship in the History of Islam in South-East Asia

Applications are invited for this newly established post, the holder of which will also hold the position of Islamic Centre Lecturer in the Faculty of Modern History. Candidates should have university teaching experience and an active research interest in the history of Islam in South-East Asia.

The successful candidate would have the ability to attract and supervise graduate students, and will have an obligation to give up to sixteen lectures or classes a year, and undertake tuition for the faculty. Knowledge of those languages required for the study of Islam in the region will be essential.

It is intended that the fellowship would be held from October 2004, initially for a five- year period. The stipend will be in the range £21,503-- £29,709, depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications, with a curriculum vitae and a list of publications, should be sent not later than 1 December to the Director, the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR. Applicants should arrange for three referees to write directly to the Director by the same date. Interviews will take place in January 2004.


CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Research Fellowships in Ecology, Medieval Studies, Economics, and Engineering

Applications are invited for Research Fellowships in Ecology, Medieval Studies, Economics, and Engineering, for three years from 1 October 2004. Interdisciplinary applications which include one or more of the stated subjects are welcomed. The Research Fellowships are open to graduates of any university who on 1 October 2004 will have completed not more than five years of research. Candidates with their own source of funding will be eligible for a non-stipendiary award.

Further details and application forms may be obtained from Mrs Jan Leaver, Tutorial Office, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge CB2 1RH (telephone: 01223 764296, fax: 01223 765586, e-mail: jel33@cam.ac.uk), or from the college Web site, http://www.corpus.cam. ac.uk/fellowship/research/advert.htm.

Application forms and testimonials must be received by midday on 28 January 2004. All applications will be acknowledged by e-mail on the day of receipt.


DOWNING COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Graham Robertson Research Fellowship

The governing body of Downing College, Cambridge, invites applications for election to a Graham Robertson Research Fellowship from 1 October 2004 until 30 September 2007, when the fellowship will terminate.

The fellowship will be open to graduates working in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic; Archaeology; Architecture; Classics; Divinity; English; History of Art; Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics; Music; or Oriental Studies.

Applications from postdoctoral candidates already in paid employment within the University of Cambridge are welcomed. The emolument of a pre-doctoral fellow not holding such paid employment is at present £15,129 a year, and that of a postdoctoral fellow is £16,150 a year. A fellow who is single is provided with free accommodation in college. A fellow who resides outside college will receive an additional living-out allowance. These figures are reviewed annually and will be adjusted in the light of any grant or stipend which the fellow may receive from other sources. A Research Fellow becomes a member of the governing body of the college.

Application forms with further information are obtainable from the Senior Tutor, Downing College, Cambridge CB2 1DQ. Forms should be returned no later than 3 December. The governing body hopes to make an election in March 2004.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Benefactors' Scholarships for Research 2004

In May 2004 the college proposes to elect a number of graduate students to Benefactors' Scholarships tenable from October 2004. These scholarships are open to candidates in any discipline, but successful candidates in Law may be awarded J.C. Hall Scholarships, in History Pelling Scholarships, and in Physiological Psychology a Craik Scholarship. Other successful candidates will be awarded unnamed Benefactors' Scholarhips.

Value. The maximum annual value of the named scholarships and up to three further scholarships will consist of: a maintenance grant of at least £9,000 (expected to be reviewed annually) and the following additional payments: (a) approved university and college fees; (b) a contribution towards expenses of travel and reasonable removal expenses from the scholar's home; (c) an annual contribution towards the cost of a return journey home; (d) an annual scholarship emolument of £150; (e) an annual book grant of up to £100. Financial assistance may also be given towards the cost of field-work, attendance at conferences, and other essential academic expenses. The annual value of scholarships beyond this number will consist of an emolument of £150 and a book grant of up to £100.

Eligibility. (i) Members of the college: (a) engaged in study which will count towards the Ph.D. degree; (b) currently reading for the M.Phil. (one year only) and applying to continue for the D.Phil. degree. (ii) Applicants to the college for admission (a) as graduate students intending to register as candidates for the Ph.D. degree; (b) as graduate students for the M.Phil. degree; (c) to read for the Certificate of Advanced Study in Mathematics (Part III of the Mathematical Tripos) with the intention of registering thereafter as candidates for the Ph.D. degree.

Tenure. For the normal minimum duration of the course subject to satisfactory academic progress. In the case of (i) (a) or (ii) (a) the scholarship will continue to the end of the third year after initial registration as a Graduate Student or to the end of the fourth year after initial registration if the scholar has achieved the distinguished performance in an M.Phil. examination. In the case of awards under (ii) (b) or (c) the scholarship is renewable for three years subject to satisfactory academic progress if the distinguished performance standard exists and is achieved in the M.Phil. examination or a distinction is obtained in the Certificate for Advanced Study in Mathematics, as appropriate.

For students outside Cambridge there is no separate application form for these scholarships. All eligible applicants who by 1 May 2004 have been made a conditional offer by St John's will be considered. In view of the sometimes lengthy selection processes in departments and the resultant delays that may occur between the submission of applications and their receipt by the college, applicants are advised to apply to the Board of Graduate Studies by 31 December.

Suitably qualified members of St John's or other Cambridge colleges are required to fill in a separate application form. These can be obtained from the Tutor for Graduate Affairs, St John's College, who should be contacted by 12 February 2004. The closing date for receipt of forms by the college is 1 May 2004.

Current undergraduates of St John's and those currently reading for the Advanced Study in Mathematics or the LL.M. are not eligible under this scheme, but they will automatically be considered under a different scheme in July 2004.

Applicants will be required also to apply for all other research awards for which they are eligible. In particular, overseas applicants are directed to apply for Overseas Research Student Awards. The value of any scholarship awarded will be reduced appropriately to take account of payments from other sources. Election will be conditional upon admission by the Board of Graduate Studies.

Enquiries and requests for further information should be addressed to the Tutor for Graduate Affairs, St John's College, Cambridge CB2 1TP.

Friday 24 October

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

BETTS FOUNDATION ORGAN MASTERCLASS with Kevin Bowyer: `Twentieth-century Organ Music', 10.30 a.m.--12 noon and 2--4 p.m., Christ Church Cathedral (free of charge and open to the public).

DR C. BRANT: `Perfect creatures of heaven: deerhounds in and out of dog culture' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

DR L. FAWCETT: `Regionalism as a way to manage globalisation' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

R. ELLEN: `From ethnoscience to science (or, what the indigenous knowledge debate tells us about how scientists define their project)' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), ISCA, 4 p.m.

P. MALTBY: `Public–private partnership and private finance—magic money or third-way hype?' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. HAMPSON: `The viability of a post-Christian spirituality' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

MARY ROBINSON: `Reflection on Cancun: making trade work for human rights' (Deneke Lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m. (tickets required, from the Development Office, LMH: tel. (2)74362, e-mail: development@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

DR P. FARA: `Newton: the making of a genius' (lecture in series `Between the lines', given by authors of books on the history of science for a wide readership), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m.

ANDREW LACK (violin), JOHN BLEACH (horn), and JOHN EILBECK (piano) play works by Brahms, Duvernoy, and Franck, Maison Française, 8 p.m.


Saturday 25 October

VIOL WORKSHOP—a one-day workshop for complete beginners, designed as an introduction to the history, repertoire, and playing technique, with tutor Cathie Miserandino, Music Faculty, 2 p.m. (For further information and to book contact the Bate Collection, (2)76139, after 2 p.m., weekdays).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Treasures of the Ashmolean', 11 a.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

ORGAN RECITAL: Anthony Froggatt, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 26 October

THE REVD CANON JOHN WHITE preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 27 October

DR L. RIVAL: `Gender and soul power in Amazonia' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars: `Reproduction, religion, and law'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

P. WALLIS: `Stopping plague: visions of control' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

LORD COOKE OF THORNDON, PROFESSOR J.A.G. GRIFFITH, and DR R. STEVENS: `The case for and against a Supreme Court' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CAROL HARLOW delivers the first two of the Clarendon Law Lectures, under the overall title `Perspectives on state liability', in the St Cross Building: `Corrective justice in the frame', 5 p.m., and `Tort law and globalisation', 6.20 p.m. (open to the public).


Tuesday 28 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Old Master drawings', 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 PAUL MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "Dover Beach" by Matthew Arnold', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR CAROL HARLOW: `Towards distributive justice' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Perspectives on state liability'), St Cross Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

DR D. ZEITLYN: `Talking about Somié—from the social to the individual and back' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Sample of one: Diko Madeleine, a senior Mambila woman's life in the twentieth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR W.W. POWELL: `Emergence: university–industry interfaces in the life sciences—a comparison of the US, Britain, and Europe' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `Science, innovation, and economic growth'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

L.-E. MALMBERG: `Well-being: students' and teachers' agency' (seminar series: `Child well-being against the odds'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

E. KING: `Clues to successful ageing' (public lecture series: `Fruits of winter: well-being in an ageing society'), Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

M. QUINION: `Popular folk etymologies' (Oxford English Dictionary Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

S. RICE: `Gombert's five-part motets: what statistics can tell us about attributions and compositional technique' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

DR J. BLAIR: `Early Christianity in England' (public lectures: `Early Christianity in Britain and Ireland'), Blackfriars, 8 p.m.


Wednesday 29 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Dealing with stress', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Introduction to Japan', 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 A. VIALA and DR K. TUNSTALL: `Racine and Greek tragedy' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Auditorium, Magdalen, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR W.W. POWELL: `Amplification: practising polygamy with good taste—the structure and dynamics of multiple networks' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `Science, innovation, and economic growth'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

M. UTAS: `Of masks and men: Liberian youth combatants and the experience of marginality' (Refugee Studies Centre public seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

DR D. ZEITLYN: `Talking about Diko—introducing a woman, and means of researching a life' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Sample of one: Diko Madeleine, a senior Mambila woman's life in the twentieth century'), Schools, 5 p.m.


Thursday 30 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Budget preparation', 9.30 a.m., and `Appraisal skills', 2 p.m. (see information above).

DR J. DAVIES: `From shanty town clinic to peri-urban teaching hospital in Bolivia' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Fieldwork and fieldnotes revisited: the local in a globalised world'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR W.W. POWELL: `Institutionalism: managing the production of novelty' (Clarendon Lectures in Management Studies: `Science, innovation, and economic growth'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

SIR CHRISTOPHER FOSTER: `Consultants to government—overpaid and overpowerful?' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Hovenden Room, All Souls, 5 p.m.

S. VAN DAMME: `Autour de Descartes à Paris: de l'histoire intellectuelle à l'histoire culturelle d'une capitale philosophique' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR C. DONDI: `The School of San Girolamo, Nicolaus Jenson, and Venetian Books of Hours' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Seminar Room 3, Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

SIR PAUL NURSE: `The great ideas of biology' (Romanes Lecture), Sheldonian, 5.45 p.m. (tickets not required).

DR D. GOODE: `Do cities hold the key to sustainability?' (Brian Walker Lecturer on Environment and Development), Witts Lecture Theatre, Radcliffe Infirmary, 6 p.m.


Friday 31 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Leading teams'—day 1, 9.30 a.m. (see information above). DR B. MORRIS: `Insects, humans, and identity' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Aspects of childhood', 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 F. STEWART: `Global economic influences on conflict in the developing world' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

CONFERENCE: `Caught in the crossfire: the media and the war in Iraq', Maison Française, 2–5.30 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.).

B. HARRISS-WHITE: `India's religious plurality and its implications for the economy' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), ISCA, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR G.A. HOSKING: `Structures of trust in Russian society: a historian's view' (Modern History Faculty: Special Faculty Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.


Saturday 1 November

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Treasures of the Ashmolean', 11 a.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

ORGAN RECITAL: Jessica Cottis, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 2 November

PROFESSOR TIM GORRINGE preaches, Lady Margaret Hall, 10 a.m.


Monday 3 November

J. SPEIRS: `To test contested definition of kinship in donor insemination: legal structures versus social process' (Fertility and Reproduction seminars: `Reproduction, religion, and law'), Seminar Room, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Assertiveness'—day 1, 2 p.m. (see information above).

G. JONES: ` "Stupid, stubborn patients": the Irish and the TB institution in the twentieth century' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.

FACULTY OF MUSIC: Extended Composers' Workshop. There will be a reception during this extended workshop to welcome new composers and discuss future plans. Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 4.30 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

JOHN SCARLETT: `The public accountability of the intelligence services' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.