Oxford University Gazette: 24 October 2002

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4636: 24 October 2002

The following supplement was published with this Gazette:

  • Scholarships and Prizes

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

University Acts


Register of Congregation

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

Allais, L., B.Phil., D.Phil., Wadham
Barton, J.E., MA, St John's
Behrendt, K.A., D.Phil., New College
Christofidou, A., Keble
Colville, Q., BA, Linacre
de Frutos, M.A., Nuffield
Dondi, C.F., Lincoln
Douglas-Fairhurst, R., Magdalen
Driscoll, J., BA, B.Phil., Lincoln
Ellis, F., Queen's
Giles, P.D., MA, D.Phil., Linacre
Harris, J., B.Phil., MA, D.Phil., St Catherine's
Hassan, H.A.A., BCL, D.Phil., Mansfield
Ierodiakonou, K., MA status, St Hugh's
Kaizer, T., D.Phil., Corpus Christi
Kayser, M.A., Nuffield
King, A.N.O., MA, M.Phil., Faculty of Theology
Kittsteiner, T., Nuffield
Lang, G., B.Phil., University
Ramble, C.A.E., D.Phil., Wolfson
Sattig, T.B., B.Phil., D.Phil., Brasenose
Schroeder, S., Lady Margaret Hall
Silins, N., Hertford
Woods, C.S., University Library Services
Harrington, M., Gazette


For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 8 November, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

CONGREGATION 8 November 11.15 a.m.

Conferment of Honorary Degrees

The Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation on 5 February 2002, will be conferred upon the following to mark the 400th anniversary of the foundation of the Bodleian Library:

(1) JAMES HADLEY BILLINGTON, D.PHIL. (BA Princeton), Balliol, The Librarian of Congress of The United States of America

(2) LYNNE JANIE BRINDLEY (BA Reading; MA London), Chief Executive, The British Library

(3) SIR BRIAN FOLLETT, DL (B.SC., PH.D. Bristol; D.SC. Wales), FRS, Chairman of the Arts and Humanities Research Board

(4) PAUL LECLERC (BS College of the Holy Cross; MA, PH.D. Columbia), President and Chief Executive Officer, The New York Public Library

CONGREGATION 14 November 11.30 a.m.

Conferment of Degree by Diploma

The Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma, approved by Special Resolution of Congregation on 29 June 1999, will be conferred upon HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT CARDOSO OF BRAZIL.

¶ Admission to this ceremony will be by invitation only.

CONGREGATION 19 November 2 p.m.

Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration

The Oration delivered by Mr Vice-Chancellor on 8 October will be presented and may be discussed.

¶ The text of the Oration has been published as Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4634.



Memorandum from the Registrar and the Chairman of the Health and Safety Management Committee

This memorandum sets out the measures that the University will be taking on days when the Fire Brigades Union strike takes place. It is important for all departments to recognise the seriousness of the situation when the Fire Service is on strike. The emergency cover for Oxford is sparse and the service personnel used are of limited experience and skills in fire situations. Emphasis is strongly being placed on risk minimisation. There will be an emergency response to 999 calls only and the University's monitored system will not be answered. Strikes are due to take place on the following days:


  • 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 November, to 6 p.m. on Friday, 15 November (48 hours)


  • 9 a.m. on Friday, 22 November, to 9 a.m. on Saturday, 30 November (8 days)


  • 9 a.m. on Monday, 16 December, to 9 a.m. on Tuesday, 24 December (8 days)

The above dates are correct at the date of revision of this memorandum (14 November). If the dates change, information can be found at: http://www.fbu.org.uk/info/strikedates.html.

Information concerning the strikes can also be found at http://www.ukresilience.info/fire_strike.htm.

(The national Fire Information Line is: 0845 0800 723.)

On the above days the risk of fires or other serious incidents must be minimised using the measures detailed below, which will apply to University departments, institutions and units.

1. University working hours will be restricted to 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Employees, visitors and anyone other than those attending to an essential service or carrying out a fire patrol (see below) will be required to vacate the premises. Cleaners should not be allowed on the premises outside the restricted hours.

2. The greatest risk is in Science and Clinical departments. Experimental work in all departments will only be permitted on weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. No experimental work is permitted at weekends. No overnight experiments are to be permitted and, in general, equipment is not to be left running overnight. It is recognised however that a small number of essential items need to be left running continuously e.g. fridges/freezers, computing equipment. The case for long- running experiments to continue needs to be agreed by the head of department and details of any such approvals must be forwarded to the University Safety Office.

3. Department heads are asked to review all existing work and where ever possible reduce activities involving fire, chemical or radiological risks as much as possible during strike periods.

4. All libraries are to close at 7 p.m.

5. Any disabled persons (who need assistance to move in and out of university buildings, e.g. wheelchair-bound) must be restricted to ground-floor working during strike periods.

6. All departments must carry out a fire practice before 29 October 2002 (this will not apply if one has already been carried out this term). Heads of department and key senior staff are expected to lead by example.

7. The University already operates a no smoking policy. This is to be rigorously enforced by all departments. If an area in a department has been set aside for smokers, or where smoking is allowed in singly occupied offices, this arrangement should be suspended. Any smoking should take place outside of the University buildings. There must be no smoking in any building at any time.

8. DSOs are asked to carry out a review of structural fire precautions e.g. fire doors to ensure they are fully functional.

9. All persons in the department need to be instructed of the need to call 999 in the event of a fire.

10. In Science and Clinical Departments, Heads are asked to appoint fire wardens/persons who will be required to carry out patrols once in the evening and on each day at the weekend. Heads of department must ensure that rotas are set up and patrols are carried out.

11. Mains operated computing equipment in all departments should be switched off whenever possible outside of permitted working hours. Some of this equipment will need to be left on, but monitors must be turned off out of hours.

12. An essential element, should an emergency arise out of permitted working hours, is the availability of departmental staff to respond to calls from University Security Services and to attend the incident if necessary. Heads must ensure that person(s) from their department are available (i.e. on call) at all times out of permitted working hours. In drawing up such a rota, heads should only consider staff who are able to reach the University in a reasonable time.

13. Contractors working on University premises will not be permitted to carry out `hot work' after 4 p.m. Contractors will also be required to comply with the rules on smoking set out in paragraph 7 above.

14. The whereabouts of the nearest fire hydrants or dry risers should be known by key personnel in the department. Liaison with the Surveyor's Office on this matter is recommended. Departments should ensure that water supplies for tackling fires are kept unobstructed.

15. Anyone requiring refresher training on the use of fire extinguishers should contact the University Fire Officer (telephone: (2)70813).

16. If a chemical or radiological incident should occur departments must immediately contact the University Safety Office (if necessary via the University Security Services), for advice and assistance.

17. University clinical departments on NHS premises will be expected to comply with specific NHS Trust requirements in addition to complying with the restrictions on working hours and the other relevant measures detailed above. NHS Trusts are expected to issue their requirements in the coming days.

18. In the case of Iffley Road Sports Complex, Continuing Education and the Sheldonian Theatre, different measures will apply and these institutions will receive separate notification.

Any queries over the operation of this memorandum should be directed to the Director of Health and Safety (telephone: (2)70810).

David Holmes, Registrar

Professor M. Mingos, Chairman, Health and Safety Management Committee

22 October 2002
Revised 14 November 2002


On behalf of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) will chair a committee to review the Faculty of Philosophy. The committee's terms of reference are:

(a) To review the educational policy and quality of learning and teaching in the Faculty of Philosophy by reference to international standards of excellence, taking into account, in the context of the University's mission statement and corporate plan, all factors relevant to the faculty's practice and achievement in respect of:

access and admissions; curriculum design and course structure; teaching, learning, and assessment and, in particular, the relationship between teaching and research; academic and pastoral support and guidance; the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources); specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies (including research degrees and research training) and part time study; and relationships with colleges.

(b) To report and make recommendations to the Educational Policy and Standards Committee (EPSC) and the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee (PRAC) for consideration in consultation with the Divisional Board. The report, or relevant sections of it, will be sent to the Academic Committee of the Conference of Colleges and to the faculty external advisory body for information and comment to EPSC/PRAC.

The membership of the Review Committee is:

Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Dr W.D.Macmillan) (Chairman)
Professor Sarah Broadie, St Andrews
Professor Edward Craig, FBA, Cambridge
Professor Philip Pettit, Princeton
Mr David Bostock, Merton

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary to the review committee, Mr R.O. Hughes, University Offices, Wellington Square, by 1 December.

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Faculty of Music

Ensemble Isis

From this term Ensemble Isis (Musical Director John Traill), the Faculty of Music's Contemporary Music Group, will provide an important focus for composition within the University, beginning a series of masterclasses and recitals in which new works by Oxford student composers are discussed and performed. All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Monday, 28 October: DR ROBERT SAXTON, with Ensemble Isis, will lead a Composers' Workshop, Holywell Music Room, 2.30 p.m. ENSEMBLE ISIS will give a recital of new compositions by Oxford University students, Holywell Music Room, 6 p.m.

Monday, 4 November: DR ANTHONY POWERS will lead a Composers' Workshop, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2.30 p.m. (Dr Powers will lecture in the series `The Composer Speaks', with Ensemble Isis, at 6 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall).

Monday, 18 November: ENSEMBLE ISIS will give a recital of new works by Oxford composers Professor John Caldwell, Tarik O'Regan, David Braid, and Alicia Grant, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (retiring collection).

Other events

Wednesday, 13 November: THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET will perform Haydn's Quartet in D, op. 76, no. 5, Martyn Harry's `Empress' Quartet, and Dvorák's Quartet in E flat, op. 51, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10, concessions £5, from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

Saturday, 23 November: OXFORD PHILOMUSICA (conductor Marios Papadopoulos) will perform Brahms' First Symphony in C minor, and, with pianist John Lill, Brahms' First Piano Concerto in D minor, Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (tickets £10–£30 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

Wednesday, 27 November: THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET will perform Haydn's Quartet in C, op. 54, no. 2, Benjamin Britten's Third Quartet, and Schubert's Quartet in D minor (D.810), `Death and the Maiden', Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £10, concessions £5, from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

Monday, 2 December: CHARIVARI AGRÉABLE (musical director Kah-Ming Ng), will perform a programme entitled `In Dir ist Freude', with music for four viols and continuo by J.S. Bach, Muffat, Nicolai, Schenk, Schütz, and Telemann, the chapel, Exeter College, 8 p.m. (tickets £10, concessions £8/£5, from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

An open rehearsal will be held in the chapel at 3.30 p.m. For details of a lecture by on the same day by Kah-Ming Ng, see `Lectures' below. Both of these events are free of charge and open to the public.

Wednesday, 4 December: THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET will perform the first quartet by Steffan Rees, and, with pianist Cecily Lock, Dvorák's Piano Quintet in A, op. 81, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5, concessions £3, from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

Monday, 16 December: OXFORD PHILOMUSICA (conductor Marios Papadopoulos), with the Philomusica Chorus (chorus master Andrew Stewart) will perform Handel's Messiah, Sheldonian, 8 p.m. (tickets £10–£30 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

Betts Organ Masterclasses

DAVID BRIGGS (Organist Emeritus, Gloucester Cathedral), will give a masterclass on Friday, 8 November, in the chapel, Pembroke, 10 a.m.–12 noon and 2–4 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

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Queen's College

THE QUEEN'S COLLEGE CHAPEL CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA (director Owen Rees) will perform Haydn's Paukenmesse at 8.15 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the chapel, Queen's College. Admission will be by programme, £5/£3, at the door, or seats may be reserved with the Fellows' Secretary (2–5 p.m.) (telephone: Oxford (2)79194, e-mail: erica.parsons@queens.ox.ac.uk).



In celebration of the above, DENYS TURNER, Norris-Hulse Professor of Divinity and Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Doing theology in the University.'


HIS EXCELLENCY PRESIDENT FERNANDO HENRIQUE CARDOSO OF BRAZIL will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 13 November, in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Admission will be by ticket only, available from Mrs Marga Lyall, Department of Politics and International Relations (telephone: Oxford (2)78705, e-mail: cis@politics.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `For a democratic global governance: a Brazilian perspective.'


Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth

DR WALTER MOBERLY, Reader in Theology, University of Durham, will deliver the Speaker's Lectures at 11 a.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Wed. 30 0ct.: `What is speech on God's behalf, and is it a meaningful and usable concept?'

Thur. 31 Oct.: `Searching for criteria of critical discernment: the voice of Jeremiah.'

Fri. 1 Nov.: `How might you recognise a true prophet? The story of Micaiah ben Imlah.'

Wed. 6 Nov.: `How might you recognise a true apostle? The testimony of Paul.'

Thur. 7 Nov.: `How does religious dogma open eyes, and how does it shut them?'

Fri. 8 Nov.: `Living dangerously: the demands of discernment.'


Dr Moberly will also give a seminar on `How appropriate is "monotheism" as a category for biblical interpretation' at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 October, in the Harris Seminar Room, Oriel College.


PROFESSOR IAN CHRISTIE, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the James Ford Special Lecture in British History at 5 p.m. on Friday, 8 November, in the Examination Schools. The lecture will be preceded by a showing of the 1918 film The life story of David Lloyd George at 2 p.m.

Subject: `Patriotism and business: the issue of a national cinema in Britain, 1915–25.'


Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture

DR NIKE WAGNER will give seminars at 11 a.m. on the following Thursdays in the T.H. Green Room, St Anne's College: 7, 14, and 21 November, and 5 December. For the topics of the seminars (and also the titles/dates of the individual lectures in her series) see Gazette No. 4633 (3 October), p. 68.


DR ERNESTO PAPARAZZO, Istituto di Struttura della Materia del CNR, Rome, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 31 October, in the New Common Room, the Classics Centre, 65–7 St Giles'.

Subject: `Ancient surfaces (the Elder Pliny on Roman surface technology).'


Public Understanding of Science Lecture

PROFESSOR BARUCH S. BLUMBERG, Director, NASA Astrobiology Institute, Arnes Research Center, California, and Nobel prize-winner, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 19 December, in the University Museum.

Subject: `Biology in space.'

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Departmental seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Fridays in the lecture room, 64 Banbury Road. Those attending are asked to note the change of time.

25 Oct.: `About Nepalese guerrilla images.'

A. GOOD, Edinburgh
1 Nov.: `Undoubtedly an expert? Anthropologists in the UK asylum courts.'

8 Nov.: `Ziemia Lubuskie: administrative reform and regional identity in western Poland.'

T. STACK, Aberdeen
15 Nov.: `The skewing of history in Mexico.'

22 Nov.: `Transnationalism and nutritional health of Pacific islanders.'

M. LAMBEK, Toronto
29 Nov.: `Rheumatic irony: agency, self-deception, and the art of living with spirits.'

P. LEONARD and J. FLOWER, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
6 Dec.: `Belief and the state in contemporary China: cases from the Sichuan countryside.'


Nuffield Department of Surgery: clinical seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the NDS Seminar Room, Level 6, the John Radcliffe Hospital. Anyone wishing to arrange to talk to the speaker should contact Ashok Handa (telephone: 21278).

12 Nov.: `The role of MICA and MICB in renal transplantation.'

26 Nov.: `Adjuvant chemotherapy for colorectal cancer.'

3 Dec.: To be announced.

10 Dec.: `The effects of laparoscopic fundoplication on oesophageal body and lower oesophageal sphincter function.'

Pharmacology and anatomical pharmacology seminars

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

29 Oct.: `Molecular mechanisms in mitochondrial DNA diseases.'

5 Nov.: `New insights into NAADP signalling.'

12 Nov.: `The role of inflammation in chronic neurodegenerative disease.'

19 Nov.: `Neuroendocrine transgenes and growth: tall tales from short tails.'

26 Nov.: `Differential roles of interneurons in hippocampal network oscillations.'

3 Dec.: `Molecular and functional diversity in nicotinic receptor gene families.'


Seminar in Economic and Social History

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Conveners: R.C. Allen, MA, Professor of Economic History, K.J. Humphries, MA, Reader in Economic History, and A. Offer, MA, D.Phil., Chichele Professor of Economic History.

DR C. MEISSNER, Cambridge
29 Oct.: `Committee structure and the success of connected lending in nineteenth-century New England banks.'

5 Nov.: `Who was the English yeoman? Implications for their Revolution.'

E. ROTHSCHILD, Cambridge
12 Nov.: `The economic history of rationality.'

19 Nov.: `British managerial recruitment 1930–2000: beyond the decline debate.'

26 Nov.: `Slavery in Portuguese India and Brazil, 1500–1800: a comparison.'

3 Dec.: `The first dotcom boom? Finance and the electrical industry in Britain and Germany, 1880–95.'


The Composer Speaks

DR ANTHONY POWERS will lecture in this series at 6 p.m. on Monday, 4 November, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The lecture is free of charge and open to the public.

Public lecture

KAH-MING NG will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Monday, 2 December, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. This lecture, free of charge and open to the public, accompanies a concert in the chapel, Exeter College, later the same evening (see details in `Notices' above).

Subject: `Viols lamenting sweetly: the use of viols in seventeenth- century concerted music.'

Graduate Students' Colloquia

DENIS MAW will give a seminar in this series at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 October, in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty.

Subject: `Word underlay in Machaut's secular songs.'


Labour constitutional changes reconsidered

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

Conveners: Sir Michael Wheeler-Booth, Professor David Marquand, and Mr Christopher Brooke.

28 Oct.: `Does Parliament get the media treatment it deserves?'

4 Nov.: `A Conservative view of constitutional reform.'

11 Nov.: `House of Lords reform after Wakeham and Irvine.'

18 Nov.: `Welsh devolution: must it go further?'

SIR RICHARD WILSON, GCB, formerly Cabinet Secretary
25 Nov.: `The death of Cabinet government.'


The theory and politics of civil society

The following seminars will be held from 1.45 p.m. to 4.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Rothermere American Institute. The series will continue in Hilary Term and Trinity Term. Papers will be precirculated to participants. Those wishing to attend the seminars should register their interest in good time. All enquiries should be directed to Paul Bou-Habib (telephone: (2)82718, e-mail: paul.bou-habib@socres.ox.ac.uk).

28 Oct.: `Deliberative democracy, the discursive dilemma, and republican theory.'

18 Nov.: `Value pluralism and moral universalism.'

25 Nov.: `Trust, confidence, and social boundaries.'


The following research seminars will be given at 4 p.m. on Thursdays. Further information may be obtained from Joanna Buddery, IAUL (telephone: Oxford (2)86815, e-mail: joanna.buddery@learning.ox.ac.uk).

M. PRICE, C. RUST, and B. O'DONOVAN, Oxford Brookes
7 Nov., Rookery Room, Pembroke College: `Enhancing student understanding of assessment standards and criteria: results of a three-year study.'

14 Nov., Rookery Room, Pembroke College: `Teaching in higher education: perspectives on development opportunities for the academic role.'

28 Nov., Seminar Room, IAUL: `Academics in the making.'

P. ASHWORTH, Sheffield Hallam
5 Dec., Seminar Room, IAUL: `Idiographic plagiarism.'


The 2002 Mid-term elections: a symposium

Led by Professor James Thurber, from the American University, and former members of Congress, this symposium will discuss the forthcoming US mid-term elections. It will be held on Thursday, 31 October, 4–5.30 p.m., in the Rothermere American Institute.

American History Research Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Rothermere American Institute.

Convener: G.B. Davies, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in American History.

V. MILLER, Middlesex
30 Oct.: `To flog or not to flog: convict discipline and punishment in 1920s Florida.'

L. COHEN, Harvard
Tue. 5 Nov.: `A consumers' republic: the politics of mass consumption in postwar America.'

R. FRANCIS, Bath Spa
13 Nov.: `A witchcraft judge says sorry: some thoughts on Samuel Sewall's Bill of Repentance and his Phaenomena quaedam Apocalyptica (1697).'

N. MITCHELL, North Carolina State
20 Nov.: `Pragmatic moralist: Jimmy Carter and Rhodesia.'

J. BELL, Reading
27 Nov.: `The evolution of American liberalism, 1945–52.'

4 Dec.: `Finance and foreign relations in mid-nineteenth-century America.'


The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Centre for Brazilian Studies (telephone: Oxford (2)84464, fax: (2)84461, Web site: http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk).

25 Oct.: `Brazil and the United States.'

DR ALFREDO VALLADAO, Catedra Mercosur, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences PO)
1 Nov.: `Brazil and Mercosur.'

8 Nov.: `Brazil and Colombia.'


Deutsche Bank Lecture Series: European financial integration

PROFESSOR XAVIER FREIXAS will deliver the Deutsche Bank Lecture Series at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays in Michaelmas Term in the Saïd Business School.

Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Saïd Business School. Further information may be obtained from Felix Reed-Tsochas (e-mail: felix.reed- tsochas@sbs.ox.ac.uk).

29 Oct.: DAMIEN CHALLET, Theoretical Physics.

5 Nov.: TOM DOWNING and CINDY WARWICK, Stockholm Environment Institute (Oxford Office).

19 Nov.: FELIX REED-TSOCHAS, Saïd Business School.

3 Dec.: MICHAEL BRIGGS, Department of Sociology.


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

Convener: A.J. Ashworth, DCL, Vinerian Professor of English Law.

6 Nov.: `Law as last resort: prosecution decision-making in a regulatory agency.'

20 Nov.: `Assessing the Government's plans for sentencing reform.'

PROFESSOR F. HEIDENSOHN, Goldsmiths' College, London
4 Dec.: `Gender and equality in criminal justice: convergence or continuing difference?'


The following seminars, which are free and open to the public, will be held as shown. Further details may be found at http://www.oii.ox.ac.uk.

Tue. 12 Nov., 5 p.m., Lecture Room 23, Balliol College: `Living wired in a networkded world: the Internet in everyday life.'

Fri. 22 Nov., 12 noon, Seminar Room A, Saïd Business School: `Surveying the digital future.'


MARWAN BISHARA, American University of Paris, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 October, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Palestine, Hamas, and the Israelisation of the war on terror.'


England, Portugal, and the wider world, twelfth to fourteenth centuries

DR PETER LINEHAN, Cambridge, will lecture in this series at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 31 October, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Convener: Dr Maria João Branco, Director of the Centre.

Subject: `Gelasianism in partibus: papal authority and royal power in thirteenth-century Iberia.'


German Rhodes Lecture

DR MICHAEL NAUMANN, editor of Die Zeit and former Minister of State, will deliver the German Rhodes Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 28 October, in Rhodes House.

The lecture is presented by the Rhodes Trust and the Association of German Rhodes Scholars.

Subject: `German "Angst" and the idea of a pre-emptive war.'


Save the Children Eglantyne Jebb Seminar:
Child poverty: a scar on the soul—UK and global responses

This seminar will be held at 6.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 29 October, in Lady Margaret Hall. Tickets, costing £8.50 (students £5), may be obtained from Julie Haynes (telephone: 0121-558 0111, e-mail: j.haynes@scfuk.org.uk).


DR JAMES HAMILTON, former Alistair Horne Visiting Fellow, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 6 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. After the lecture, Dr Hamilton will sign copies of his biography Faraday—The Life (HarperCollins, 2002), which will be available for sale at a drinks reception in the Buttery.

Subject: `Faraday's tips for lecturers—some thoughts of a past master.'

DR JUAN JOSÉ IBARRETXE, President, the Autonomous Basque Government, will lecture at 3 p.m. on Friday, 22 November, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. Entry is by ticket only, available from the Development Office, St Antony's College (telephone: Oxford (2)74496, e-mail: janet.collyer@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The Basque country in Europe.'

Asian Studies Centre

Special seminar

PROFESSOR WANG JISI, Institute of American Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 11 November, in the Fellows' Dining Room, the Hilda Besse Building, St Antony's College. Chatham House Rules will apply. Enquiries should be directed to the Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e- mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: S.Y.-S. Tsang, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Politics.


Subject: `Changing Chinese views of the United States: the Sixteenth Party Congress and beyond.'


Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

PROFESSOR PETER HENNESSY, F.R.HIST.S., AC.S.S., will deliver the annual Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Lord Butler of Brockwell, GCB, CVO, will chair the meeting, and the audience will be invited to participate in a discussion following the lecture.

Subject: `What are Prime Ministers for?'


Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

ROGER ALTON, Editor, the Observer, will deliver the Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 1 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Is there a future for print journalism?'

A.B. Emden Lecture

PROFESSOR B. WORDEN will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 5 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Theatre and politics: the Globe, Shakespeare, and the Earl of Essex's rising of 1601.'



DR ARNOLD RÜÜTEL, President of Estonia, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 12 November, in the Auditorium, St John's College. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the Garden Quadrangle.

Subject: `Traditions and values in changing Europe.'


Chatham Lecture

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, MP, will deliver the fifth Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 15 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `How might the Right right itself?'


Ronald Syme Lecture

PROFESSOR E. GRUEN, Berkeley, will deliver the annual Ronald Syme Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 7 November, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: `Tacitus and the Jews.'



The following lectures will be given at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on Thursdays in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College. Admission costs £1 for members and £3 for non- members (students under thirty free).

For further information about the Association or any of the events listed below, telephone the Hon. Secretary (Oxford 377479), or e-mail: pmilner@clara.net.

DR JOHN WHITELEY, Ashmolean Museum
7 Nov.: `Ingres in Rome 1806–20.'

19 Nov.: `Florence: its art and the Second World War.'

Other events

Wed., 13 Nov., 7.45 for 8 p.m., 48 Common Room, St Anne's: conversazione in italiano. Admission free.


JON THOMPSON will lecture at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, 30 October, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome (admission £2). Refreshments will be available from 6.30 p.m.

Subject: `Carpet weavers and their patterns.'


Oxford AWiSE Science Lectures

DR SARAH GURR will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 31 October, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory. The lecture will be open to the public, and admission is free. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Enquiries should be directed to Cathy Hobbs (telephone: Oxford 484530, e-mail: cahobbs@brookes.ac.uk).

Subject: `GM plants—a golden harvest?'

Grants and Research Funding


The Oppenheimer Fund provides grants to assist the academic exchange of senior members between the University of Oxford on the one hand and universities and similar institutions of higher education in the Republic of South Africa on the other. Applications are invited from senior members of the University who wish either to visit one or more universities in South Africa or to invite a staff member from a South African university to Oxford. Grants may be awarded to assist with living expenses for a maximum of six months, and travel costs. Visits for the sole purpose of attending a conference will not normally be eligible for support from the fund.

The maximum level of grants is likely to be up to £1,000 per month for subsistence and up to £700 for the cost of travel between Oxford and South Africa. Applications for grants from the fund should include a statement of the purpose of the proposed visit (including an outline of any research to be carried out during the visit), duration and estimated costs, details of any other available sources of funding, and, in the case of visits to Oxford, a curriculum vitae of the staff member it is proposed to invite and a letter of support from a senior member at Oxford.

The closing date for applications is 18 November. Applications and enquiries should be sent to Mrs Katharine McGuire, International Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70134).

Examinations and Boards


The following appointment has been made for the period stated.

Language Centre


KATIA MALAUSSENA (L. ÈS L., M. ÈS L., DEA, DOCT. 3ÈME CYCLE Paris/Quebec). In French Language. From 1 October 2002 to 31 July 2004.


Preliminary Examination for Modern Languages and associated Joint Schools

For examination in 2003: extracts for commentary in German Paper III will be taken from the following texts: Die Poggenpuhls by Fontane, and Liebelei by Schnitzler.


With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards will come into effect on 13 November.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

Honour School of Human Sciences

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 225, l. 6, delete `Examiners' and substitute `the Human Sciences Teaching Committee'.

2 Ibid., l. 10, after `a letter of approval from his tutor' insert `and the name(s) of the advisor(s) who will supervise the dissertation'.

3 Ibid., ll. 28--9, delete `, the limit to include all notes and appendices' and after `any excess' on l. 30 insert `Candidates may include appendices which will not count towards the word limit. However the examiners are not bound to read the appendices and they shall not be taken into consideration when marking the dissertation.'

4 Ibid., delete from l. 44 on p. 225 to l. 10 on p. 227.

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2 Social Sciences Board

Research degrees in Politics and International Relations

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 846, l. 7, delete `POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS,'.

2 Ibid., ll. 18--19, delete `(except for the department of Politics and International Relations, for which see the additional regulations below)'.

3 Ibid., delete from p. 847, l. 5 to p. 848, l. 52.

4 Ibid., p. 854, after l. 15 insert the following, renumbering the subsequent section accordingly:


Probationer Research Students, unless or until they have entered upon another course, or have been otherwise dispensed from some or all of the following requirements by the relevant Graduate Studies Committee, are required to undertake the work set out below during the first year.

I. A first-year student shall:

(i) attend such lectures, seminars, and classes as his or her supervisor and/or the relevant Graduate Studies Committee shall determine;

(ii) attend and satisfactorily complete such courses from the Department's Programme as directed by their Graduate Studies Committee 2. Applications for transfer from PRS status to D.Phil. or M.Litt. status must be delivered to the Graduate Studies Office, University Offices, Wellington Square. Applicants in their sixth and final term of Probationer Status must submit their completed application not later than 5 p.m. on the Friday of fifth week of that term. In addition to satisfying the above requirements (i) and (ii), the transfer of status application must include:

(i) an outline of the proposed research topic as specified in the relevant Notes of Guidance for Graduate Students; and

(ii) a piece of typed or printed written work relevant to the thesis (e.g. a draft chapter) of between 5,000 and 7,000 words.

The relevant Graduate Studies Committee will appoint two assessors, one of whom will normally be a member of the committee, except in cases where neither of the two most appropriate assessors are members of the committee, who will read the work, examine the candidate orally, and submit a written report to the committee.

The committee will then decide whether transfer to the status applied for will be approved. In the case of applications to transfer to D.Phil. status where the committee is not satisfied that the candidate should be allowed to make the transfer, it may approve an extension of time in order to allow the candidate to resubmit at a later date (but before the end of the sixth term after admission to Probationer Research status), or it may approve a transfer to M.Litt. status.

3. Candidates whose applications for transfer of status are not successful may, with the approval of the relevant Graduate Studies Committee, submit revised proposals within their first six terms of Probationer status.

4. Though not in itself sufficient qualification for students wishing to advance to M.Litt. or D.Phil. status, the successful completion of the M.Sc. in Politics and International Relations Research may serve in place of I. (i) and (ii) above, and material submitted as part of the requirements for the M.Sc. may also be used in the transfer application. Probationer Students registered for the M.Sc. in Politics and International Relations Research should normally apply for transfer of status by the end of the Trinity Full Term of their first year of study.'

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


Christ Church

JOHN ROWLAND BEEVOR, MA, FCA, 29 March 2001; commoner 1950. Aged 72.

GARETH PAGE GLADSTONE, 1 June 2002; commoner 1949. Aged 92.

THOMAS MICHAEL MCNAIR-SCOTT, 24 May 2002; commoner 1955.

ROBERT MORTON-SANER, 26 September 2001; commoner 1930. Aged 89.

Hertford College

DR RICHARD GEORGE PATRICK ALMOND, 15 June 2002; commoner 1934. Aged 85.

HUGH ALAN BURNS, 10 June 2001; Rhodes Scholar 1952. Aged 70.

IAN THOMAS FARRAR COCHRANE, 24 June 2001; commoner 1954. Aged 67.

HUGH PERCIVAL CRUTTWELL, 24 August 2002; commoner 1937. Aged 83.

PAUL WALTER DE VOIL, 9 August 2002; scholar 1946. Aged 73.

ISAAC GORMAN, 9 May 2002; commoner 1926. Aged 95.

JOHN GRAHAM, 11 March 2002; scholar 1941. Aged 80.

DR GEORGE REGINALD FENTON, 10 May 2002; commoner 1942. Aged 82.

WILLIAM CRAUFORD INGE, 9 December 2001; scholar 1925. Aged 95.

ROBERT WINSTON JACKSON, CBE, 13 September 2002; scholar 1926; President, Hertford Society 1970--6. Aged 95.

JOHN FRERE KERR, 20 August 2002; commoner 1933. Aged 86.

PETER LESLIE MILLER, 17 July 2001; commoner 1964. Aged 54.

CHARLES ALLISTER THOMPSON, 22 August 2002; commoner 1940. Aged 80.

REGINALD KENNETH WRIGHT, March 2002; scholar 1935. Aged 55.


St Catherine's College

A Memorial Service for DR DUNCAN JOHN MACLEOD (1939–2002), formerly Fellow of the college, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 2 November, in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin. After the service tea will be served in the college.


Varsity Match

The Oxford University Society (OUS) invites you to Twickenham on Tues., 10 Dec., for this Oxford v Cambridge rugby classic! Join our party for guided Museum of Rugby tour, our picnic, and some of the best seats in the Stadium. £32.50, or £25.50 for seats only. Please contact Rodney Buckton, Projects Manager OUS, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB. Tel.: 01865 278184; fax: 01865 288086; e-mail: rodney.buckton@ousoc.ox.ac.uk.

Poetry Reading

Christ Church Picture Gallery, Thurs., 31 Oct., 1 p.m. A poetry reading by Andrew McNeillie and Peter McDonald. For seat reservations e-mail: info@towerpoetry.org.uk. Admission free.


The Oxford Philomusica: Shostakovich's monumental Fifth Symphony (Symphony No 5 in D minor, Op. 47) is featured in the opening concert of the Oxford Philomusica's 2002/2003 season. It is preceded by Beethoven's youthful Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major, Op. 15 played and directed by the Orchestra's Music Director, Marios Papadopoulos. Fri., 1 Nov., 8 p.m., at the Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £10–£30. Students tickets available from £5. Box Office: 01865 305305 or 0870 60 60 804. Booking online: www.oxfordphil.com.

400th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

"Wonderful things from 400 years of collecting: The Bodleian Library 1602–2002": a rare opportunity to see some of the Bodleian's greatest treasures, including the Shakespeare First Folio, the famour Gutenburg Bible, and some wonderful newly-acquired gems. A feast of world-famous treats for all booklovers. Open until 21 Dec., in the Bodleian Library Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrange. Mon.–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–4.45 p.m., Sat., 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m. Admission free.

Popham Hairdressing

Our proposition is simple, to provide a design, cutting, and colouring service, which combines classic standards with modernist thinking. One North Parade, Oxford. For appointments call: 01865 517040, or e-mail us through our Web site: www.davidpopham.com.

Volunteers Wanted

Wine Club of the Oxford University Society (OUS). The Society, which is the official alumni organisation of the University, is re-starting its Wine Club. Volunteers are sought to help with the activities of the new Club, particularly in promoting the Club and wine-tasting gatherings to the Society's UK branches. For information, please contact Rodney Buckton, Projects Manager OUS, Oxenford House, Magdalen Street, Oxford OX1 3AB. Tel.: 01865 278184; fax 01865 288086; e-mail: rodney.buckton@ousoc.ox.ac.uk.

You and your body: How do you feel about your body? Are you satisfied or not? Either way, if you are female and over 18, you may be eligible to participate in body-image research at the department of Psychiatry, Oxford University. Contacting us does not oblige you to participate and all information is confidential. For more information, please contact Michelle Lee (Research Psychologist) on 01865 223903 or e-mail: michell.lee@psych.ox.ac.uk. (Ethics committee no.O02.029).

Oxford University Research Staff Society

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

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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

Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Antiques Bought and Sold

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

Services Offered

Horological services for your ailing apparatus. Thirty years of expertise in all types of clocks and barometers, of which many of these have been restored for the University over the years. Quotations are free. All work is fully guaranteed. Please phone Paul Carroll, Oxford Longcase Clocks on 01865 779660.

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).

Domestic Services

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children 2–5 years, established 10 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Short-term vacancies for visiting academics. Call Kimberley for further information, or come to visit. Tel.: 01865 247877.

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


Tuition Offered

German tuition offered by experienced language teacher. Flexible scheduling. Call: 07986065704 or send e-mail to: edison47@hotmail.com.

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) L.R.A.M., near Kidlington. Tel.: 01865 331147 [to 305 136 216 276 117 257 269 310 1010 1710 2410 3110.pd].

Part-time employment sought

Cheerful, motivated lady retiring from full-time administrative assistant role at end of Sept., seeks fullfilling part-time post that involves dealing with people. Tel.: Jeannette Hudson-Pudwell on 01865 762187 or e-mail: jeannette@jwhp.fsnet.co.uk.

Situations Vacant

University Church of St Mary the Virgin, High Street, Oxford: Shop Assistant for weekends in church souvenir shop. Pleasant working environment. Please apply by e-mail: university.church@ox.ac.uk, or by calling 01865 279111, ask for Jane Mitchell.

Dragon School: Historian required to teach 8–13 year-olds to cover for maternity leave Jan.,–May 2003. Possibility of future permanent post. Prep or senior school experience useful. Accommodation possible. Web site: www.dragonschool.org. Applications with CV and details of 2 referees to: The Headmaster, Dragon School, Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS from whom further details can be obtained. Tel.: 01865 315401. Fax: 01865 315429 or e-mail acn@dragonschool.org.

Academic Director for US overseas study program. Oxford graduate (advanced degree) around 30 years preferred with some administration experience, ability to meet deadlines and to plan ahead. Salary £30–£40k depending. Hours could be flexible. Send CV to Dr Richardson, 8 Tennyson Lodge, Paradise Square, OX1 1UD.

Secretarial help sought: retired blind lady in north Oxford needs help to open, read and reply to correspondence, and undertake other secretarial tasks; 2 hours, twice a week (£10–£12 depending on experience). Tel.: 01865 558131.

Houses to Let

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Victoria Road–£1,295 p.c.m. Detached 3-bedroom house with parking, gardens and conservatory. Easy access to Summertown shops and A40. Perfect for relocating family. Furnished. Please call Sarah on 01865 554577, e-mail: enquiries@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Delightful fully furnished centrally heated 3-bedroom modified 19th- century farm cottage with 1.8 acre garden, to let from 1 Jan.,–mid-April 2003. Located less than 1 mile from the Headington roundabout. Has its own wood and brook! Ideal for visiting academic. Rent £950 p.m. Please contact Prof. Nick White, e-mail: fnnjw@diamond.mahidol.ac.th, or tel. his secretary in Oxford on 01865 220970.

Three-bedroom East Oxford house available for 3 month let to tidy tenant, Jan.,–Mar. Willingness to allow occasional access to estate agents compensated by low rent of £500 p.m. plus bills. Contact e-mail: hilary_coulby@yahoo.co.uk.

Three bedroom semi-detached house for rent as of 1 Dec. Located in Marston close to shops and pubs, 10 minutes from central Oxford: includes microwave, washing machine, c.h. Rent £750 p.c.m. Property is managed by QB Management. For more information contact: Suzana Straus, tel: 275270 (day), 751623 (eves.) or e-mail: suzana.straus@bioch.ox.ac.uk.

Beautiful, quiet, unusual, open plan, fully furnished house with stunning views to open countryside. Well within the ring road in north Oxford, off-street parking, small patio garden and near convenient bus route. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret no children, pets or smokers. Available from 1 Nov. £950 p.m. plus expenses. Tel.: 01865 515085 or e-mail: trishaboyd@hotmail.com.

Two-bedroom modern terrace house with small garden: fully furnished and fitted, gas c.h., washer/drier. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac next to Said Business School between Oxford city centre and the railway station, with own parking space. Available mid- Oct., for 6 months minimum. £880 p.c.m., 2 months deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 516615, fax: 01865 516616, or e-mail: macdonaldreynell@aol.com.

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.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226, Banbury Rd., Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.

Flats to Let

Central North Oxford in prime location: attractive 1-bedroom (double) fully-furnished flat to let for 3 months from mid-Jan.; possibility of extension if required. Suit non-smoking professional £1,000 p.c.m. to inc. services (excl. telephone). Tel.: 01865 512149.

London–North Ealing: spacious 3-bedroom, first-floor flat in conservation area, close to Ealing North and West Acton tubes, with easy access to North Circular road and M40. Modern kitchen and bathroom, large living room. Part furnished, large wardrobes, wood floors. Character building in green surrounds. £1,500 p.m. Tel.: 0794 1176346, e-mail: vidinova@talk21.com.

Basement studio flat in Victorian house, just south of Summertown. Own access; fully furnished; shower room, modern kitchenette, telephone, TV aerial. £400 p.c.m. incl. of c.h. and council tax, excl. electricity. Suitable 1 quiet non- smoking post graduate/doctor/academic. To let from mid-Nov. Tel.: 07968 567651 eves., view at weekends.

Superb flat in very quiet location, 10 minutes from city centre and 5 minutes' walk from Brookes: 1 large studio, bedsitting room with roof garden terrace; well equipped kitchen, shower/toilet, spiral staircase from second balcony to large garden. Suit 1 or 2 professionals. £800 p.c.m. Vacant Jan., or Feb., 2003. Contact 01865 247150. Also a very attractive single bedroom to rent from 1 Nov. to well behaved lodger. Own shower/toilet adjoining, own pretty balcony terrace and outside entrance (in same house as above). £440 inc. bills. Contact 01865 247150.

Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford: Oxford Waterways–from £795 p.c.m. A selection of exclusive brand new 1- bedroom apartments in this new Berkeley Homes development. Fully furnished to a high standard. Available October onwards. Please call Sarah on 01865 554577. E-mail: enquiries@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Available Jan., 2003 (long let only, min. 12 months): modern decor and furnishings, 1 double bedroom, living room, kitchen, bathroom, c.h. All facilities. Private parking. Quiet Banbury Road location, ½ mile city centre. Non-smoker. Monthly rental £625 plus council tax. Contact: 01993 852196.

East Oxford, furnished, modern 2-bedroom ground-floor flat situated at end of no through road; French doors open onto private patio. There is also a communal garden, allocated off-street parking and bike shed. Available end Oct., for 1 year at £750 p.m. Suit non-smoking single, couple or 2 professional sharers. Tel.: Joan at 01865 772370, or e-mail: mcgarry@failte28.fsnet.co.uk.

Paris studio: small but charming studio in the historic and very central Marais (4th arrondissement) available for short lets. Attractively furnished and fully equipped with television, phone, CD, kitchenette. Linens and weekly maid provided. £38 per night or £250 p.w. to members of the University; non-university £45 per night and £290 weekly. Contact joe-chamberlain@ukgateway.net or ring 07957 588448.

Flat on top floor of Folly Bridge Court overlooking the river and close to the city centre available from the beginning of Oct. The flat has 2 bedrooms, 25' living room, kitchen and bathroom. It is well furnished and equipped, with c.h. £750 p.c.m. Contact Clive Newton on 0207 9361530.

Central north Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Completely newly refurbished ground-floor flat to very high standard, new bathroom, new John Lewis kitchen with washer, dishwasher, dryer, etc., in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy residential suburb, with large, light airy rooms. Double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available Dec., a second-floor flat for short/long let with large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen , bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.

Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom–1 en suite–5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From less than £100 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.

Accommodation Offered

Central north Oxford: bed and breakfast. Very pleasant, comfortable quiet room, easy walking distance to University Parks, colleges and university departments, theatres, restaurants, etc. Colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities. £30 single; £55 double including full English breakfast. Tel./fax: 01865 512149, e-mail: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.

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.

Finders Keepers is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £300 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.

Accommodation Sought

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

Holiday Lets

Ski chalet-French Alps-St Gervais Mont Blanc: catered chalet ideally located for rapid access to the resorts of Megeve, Les Contamines, St Gervais, Chamonix and an hour from Geneva Airport, prices from £295 incl. of : half board, airport transfer, mountain host, transport and full advisory service. Contact Dave Edwards, 01993 878132, e-mail: chalet667@aol.com. More details: www.holidayrentals.com.

Southwest France, near Toulouse/Albi/Cordes, stone farmhouse on edge of village, iwth 6 acres and swimming pool. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms and large kitchen; sleeps 7–8. Centrally heated with wood-burning stoves. Several airports within easy reach, available all year round. Call 01865 54150 or e-mail: barry@oxfordmedia.co.uk for details, or see: www.oxfordmedia.co.uk/batut.htm for photos, availability and rates.

Greek Island rentals: Skopelos, Alonissos and Skiathos: local villa specialist offers lovely villas, island houses and apartments available for rent. Town, country and seaside locations. Accommodation for 2–16 persons. Prices from GBP 100 p.p.p.w. For information see: www.holidayislands.com. E-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr, fax: 0030 4240 23057.

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

Piano for Sale

Grand for a grand–or less. 1917 Roesler Boudoir Grand Piano. Superb quality tone, good condition. Played professionally in Vienna. Ivory keys, ornate stand, 5ft 10 ins., long, black. Viennese hammer action. Contact Bruno Muellbauer at Christ Church or on 07904171525. £950 o.n.o.

House for Sale

Grade II listed character village property (former public house) in Kineton, Warwickshire: 3 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen, utility room, 2 reception rooms, useful cellar, off-road parking for 2 cars, courtyard garden. Approx. 40 miles from Oxford and 3½ miles from Junction 12 M40 at Gaydon. Price £265,000. Tel.: 07754 158898.

Flat for Sale

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University Lecturership in Molecular Biophysics

In association with Wolfson College

Scientists with a proven record of research in structural biology and relevant teaching interests are invited to apply for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter. Preference will be given to candidates who are tackling biologically important and challenging problems in structural biology. The post offers an opportunity to build and develop a programme of collaborative research, drawing upon internal and external resources, such as the new UK synchrotron, DIAMOND, and the research facilities available on the Rutherford/Appleton site.

The lecturership is associated with a non-tutorial Fellowship at Wolfson College. Salary: £22,191--£42,900 per annum.

Further particulars, the research interests and activities of the department, and details of how to apply, are available on http://www.bioch.ox.ac.uk and http://www.biop.ox.ac.uk, or from Professor Raymond Dwek, FRS, Department of Biochemistry (e-mail: head@bioch.ox.ac.uk). Eight typed copies of applications (except from candidates overseas who need send only one), including a curriculum vitae, a summary of research, a list of principal publications, and the names of three referees, should be sent to the Head of Department, Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU (telephone: Oxford (2)75274, fax: (2)75399), by 14 January 2003. Electronic applications are not acceptable.


University Lecturership in Management Studies (Decision Science)

In association with St Cross College

Applications are invited for this new post in Decision Science, tenable from 1 September 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The Decision Science subject area at the Saïd Business School is looking for a candidate with research interests in any branch of management science/operational research, statistics, or a closely related field. Candidates should have a doctorate from a major research university or be close to completing doctoral studies, and a strong publication record/potential. The subject area's teaching includes an MBA core course in statistics and decision modelling, as well as statistics courses for the M.Sc. in Management Research and the School's undergraduate degrees. The ability and willingness to teach the core MBA course is essential. There will also be the opportunity to teach a more specialised course as an MBA elective.

Under arrangements described in the further particulars, the successful candidates will be offered a non-tutorial fellowship by St Cross College.

Further particulars can be found on http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ or obtained from Jennifer Fielding, Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP (telephone: Oxford (2)88813, e-mail: acvacs@sbs.ox.ac.uk) to whom completed applications (eight copies or one if airmailing) and references forwarded directly by the applicant's three referees should be sent by 30 November. Informal enquiries may be made to James Taylor (telephone: Oxford (2)88927, e-mail: james.taylor@sbs.ox.ac.uk).


Six-hour Stipendiary Lecturership in Mathematics

Balliol College proposes, if a suitable candidate applies, to appoint a six-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Mathematics for the calendar year 2003. The lecturer will be asked to teach a selection of first- and second-year Mathematics, and to contribute some section b classes to the intercollegiate class scheme. The lecturer will also be expected to assist with the administration of the subject and with pastoral care of students.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach an average of six hours a week. He or she will receive a stipend of £5,896 per annum and certain common-room rights.

Applicants should provide a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae, and should state which parts of the Mathematics syllabus they would be willing to teach. They should give the names of two referees, whom they should ask to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Applications and references must reach the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by Wednesday, 13 November. It is expected that interviews will be held during the week beginning 18 November (sixth week). Any prospective applicants wishing to discuss details of the post should contact Keith Hannabuss (e-mail: keith.hannabuss@balliol.ox.ac.uk) or Frances Kirwan (e-mail: frances.kirwan@balliol.ox.ac.uk).

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.


Junior Research Fellowships

Jesus College proposes to elect to two Junior Research Fellowships, tenable for three years from 1 October 2003. The posts are open to men or women intending to pursue research in
(a) any field of Geography;
(b) any field of Medieval or Modern History. The fellowship carries a stipend of £17,626 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 accessed from the Jesus College Web site, http://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk/notices, or obtained from the Principal's Secretary, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW, who should receive applications by 15 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.


Research Fellowships 2003

Wolfson College proposes to elect up to three non-stipendiary Research Fellows, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, without limitation of subject, for four years in the first instance (renewable up to a total of seven years), from 1 October 2003 (or from 1 April 2003 by arrangement). Research Fellowships are intended for those whose careers are progressing to a point where they are becoming established scholars in their field. No more than ten years should have elapsed since receipt of a doctorate (see Note, below). Applications from candidates under the age of thirty are discouraged since it is very unlikely that they will have acquired sufficient experience and seniority. (It may be more appropriate for these candidates to apply for a Junior Research Fellowship in the competition to be advertised in January.) It is a condition that the fellow should be engaged in research in Oxford.


Note: exceptions will only be made for candidates whose postdoctoral academic career has been interrupted by, for example, childbirth, family commitments, illness, or compulsory military service. A statement giving reasons why an exception should be considered in their case must be included with the application.

Applications, typed or clearly printed, should include:

---a completed application form (see below);

---a curriculum vitae;

---a list of publications;

---full details of the candidate's current status or position in Oxford, and its expected duration;

---a research programme;

---names of three referees. Candidates should themselves write directly to their referees asking them without further request to send a confidential reference to the President's Secretary by the closing date (Friday, 3 January 2003). References may be faxed directly to the President's Secretary on Oxford (2)74136.

Application forms are available from the President's Secretary, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD. Please apply in person or send a self-addressed envelope (copies also available in the college lodge).

Timetable: Closing date: Friday, 3 January 2003. Proposals and all supporting documentation should reach the President's Secretary by the closing date. Candidates notified: Monday, 20 January--Friday, 24 January 2003. Short-listed candidates will be notified during this week. Interview date: Friday, 14 February 2003 (morning). Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend for interview on this date (an alternative date is unlikely to be possible).

Recommendations for election to Research Fellowships are subject to governing body approval. Successful candidates will not, therefore, be notified until after the governing body meeting in mid-March 2003. The college reserves the right not to accept late applications.


Joint application scheme for Research Fellowships 2003

The two colleges invite applications for Research Fellowships which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2003. Fellowships are open to graduates, women and men, of any university, with no age limit, but will normally be awarded to candidates who have recently completed their Ph.D. (or equivalent) or are close to completion. Candidates who have no previous educational connection with Cambridge or Oxford Universities are particularly welcome. A total of six fellowships are being offered and over 300 applications are expected.

Further particulars and application forms are available from the Academic Secretary, Churchill College, Cambridge CB3 ODS (e-mail: jrf@chu.cam.ac.uk), or may be downloaded from the college's Web site
(http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk). Please do not submit a curriculum vitae.

The closing date for applications and references is Friday, 29 November.


Junior Research Fellowships 2003--6

Clare College offers two Junior Research Fellowships, normally one in sciences and one in humanities, tenable for three years from 1 October 2003. Stipends are payable on the University of Cambridge's Assistant in Research scale (currently under review), starting at £16,624 (non-resident in college) or £14,107 (resident). Applications are invited from graduates of, or postgraduate students at, any university in the UK, who must, by 1 January 2003, be within four years of starting on full-time research in the humanities, or five years in sciences.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 10 a.m. on Monday, 6 January 2003. Candidates should request two referees to write, by that date, directly to the Fellowship Administrator in support of their candidature. Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Fellowship Administrator, Clare College, Cambridge CB2 1TL (telephone: 01223 333241, e-mail: master@clare.cam.ac.uk), or from the college's Web site on http://www.clare.cam.ac.uk/.


Research Fellowship

The governing body of Downing College, Cambridge, invites applications for election to a Research Fellowship from 1 October 2003 until 30 September 2006 when the fellowship will terminate.

The fellowship will be open to graduates working in biological anthropology, biological sciences, or medical sciences.

Applications from postdoctoral candidates already in paid employment within the University of Cambridge are welcomed. The emolument of a pre-Ph.D. fellow not holding such paid employment is at present £14,618 a year and that of a post-Ph.D. fellow is £15,604 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 4 December. The governing body hopes to make an election in February/March 2003.


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

Friday 25 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Welcome to the University' (for non-academic staff), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY of Modern and Contemporary France study-day: `La réduction du temps de travail en France: du principe à l'application', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. (advance booking required: tel. (2)74220, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

DR D. JOHNSON: `Religion and citizenship in the Sudan' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Common practice' (working lunch), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Buddhism: art and symbol', 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 S.T. FISKE: `The perils of prejudice: bias in the brain, mind, and society' (Joseph Jaspars Memorial Lecture), Room C.113, Department of Experimental Psychology, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LEDOUX: `How our brains learn to be who we are' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

EUROPEAN MOVEMENT open meeting: `The European Union under pressure', with Ian Taylor, MP, Maison Française, 8 p.m.

Saturday 26 October

ORGAN RECITAL: Katherine Pardee, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

Sunday 27 October

THE VERY REVD WILLIAM TAYLOR preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

Monday 28 October

DR L. RIVAL: `Multiple fatherhood in Amazonia: the fallacy of the neo-Darwinian explanation' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Childbirth practices'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Word 2000: mail-merge', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. PETTIT: `Deliberative democracy, the discursive dilemma, and republican theory' (Interdisciplinary Sawyer Seminar: `The theory and politics of civil society'), Rothermere American Institute, 1.45 p.m. (enquiries to: paul.bou- habib@socres.ox.ac.uk, tel. (2)82718).

DR ROBERT SAXTON, with Ensemble Isis, leads a Composers' Workshop, Holywell Music Room, 2.30 p.m. (Ensemble Isis will give a recital of new compositions by Oxford University students, Holywell Music Room, 6 p.m.).

SIMON CARR and MICHAEL RYLE: `Does Parliament get the media treatment it deserves?' (seminar series: `Labour constitutional changes reconsidered'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

DR M. NAUMANN: `German "Angst" and the idea of a pre-emptive war' (German Rhodes Lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m.

Tuesday 29 October

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `E-mail and Web browsing on Linux', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

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

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Writing at work' (week 3), 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR PAUL MULDOON (Professor of Poetry): `The end of the poem: "Poetry", by Marianne Moore', Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. TURNER: `Doing theology in the University' (lecture to mark the five- hundredth anniversary of the Lady Margaret Professorship of Divinity), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR D.M. ANDERSON: ` "Parasites in Paradise": race, violence, and Mau Mau' (Evans- Pritchard Lectures: `Histories of the hanged: testimony from the Mau Mau Rebellion, 1952–60'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

US SENATOR RUSSELL FEINGOLD: `Anti-terrorist legislation and human rights in the US after 11 September' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: International Human Rights Seminars), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

M. MACLEAN: `Conflicted contact: an international perspective' (Department of Social Policy and Social Work seminars: `Relationships and child wellbeing'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

Wednesday 30 October

DR W. MOBERLY: `What is speech on God's behalf, and is it a meaningful and usable concept?' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth'), Schools, 11 a.m.

P. DAVIS and I. MILLER: `The European Computer Driving Licence' (seminar series: `Digital projects in Oxford'), OUCS, 12.30 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Lewis Brito-Babapulle, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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

DR D.M. ANDERSON: `Death at Lari: the story of an African massacre' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `Histories of the hanged: testimony from the Mau Mau Rebellion, 1952–60'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR W. MOBERLY (Speaker's Lecturer in Biblical Studies): `How appropriate is "monotheism" as a category for biblical interpretation' (seminar), Harris Seminar Room, Oriel, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F. STEWART: `Global economic influence on conflict' (Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR GERALD O'COLLINS, SJ: `What could establish Easter faith?' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `The Resurrection of Jesus'), Schools, 5 p.m.

G. SABATIER: `Le mécénat royal en France sous l'Ancien Régime' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

JON THOMPSON: `Carpet weavers and their patterns' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre (58 Banbury Road), 7 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

PROFESSOR S. DELLAPERGOLA: `Demography and the Israel/Palestine conflict: challenges and options' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

Thursday 31 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Budget preparation', 9.30 a.m., and `Appraisal skills', 11 a.m. (see information above).

DR W. MOBERLY: `Searching for criteria of critical discernment: the voice of Jeremiah' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth'), Schools, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR W. SUTHERLAND: `The need for evidence-based conservation' (seminar series: `What is the future of science-based conservation?'), School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

DR E. COAST: `Of girls and men: Masai girlhood in Kenya and Tanzania' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The girl child living in difficult circumstances: a cross- cultural perspective'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Images of the Virgin and Child', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

SYMPOSIUM on the United States mid-term elections (with Professor James Thurber), Rothermere American Institute, 4 p.m.

T. CHESTERS: `Adrien de Montalembert and the ghost of Soeur Alis: a ghost story from 1528' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR T. TANSEY: `How Wellcome made his money: the pharmaceutical industry before the Second World War' (McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

Friday 1 November

DR W. MOBERLY: `How might you recognise a true prophet? The story of Micaiah ben Imlah' (Speaker's Lectures in Biblical Studies: `Who speaks for God? The Bible, discernment, and contested truth'), Schools, 11 a.m.

PROFESSOR V. SHUE: `Chinese state/Chinese religion: collaboration/competition' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Teaching and the Web' (working lunch), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Coins: cross-cultural influences', 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.)

A. CROZIER: `Sensationalising Africa: some British medical impressions of sub-Saharan Africa, 1890–1939' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. COLE: `Cross-cultural and historical perspectives on the consequences of education' (Herbert Spencer Lectures: `The future of education'), Schools, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR PETER HENNESSY: `What are Prime Ministers for?' (Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

ROGER ALTON: `Is there a future for print journalism?' (Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. SADLER: `Translating oneself' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. CORNISH: `Inventing' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Intellectual property: omnipotent, distracting, or irrelevant?'), St Cross Building, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public).

Saturday 2 November

MAGDALEN COLLEGE chapel: Mozart, Requiem (Solemn Requiem for All Souls), 6 p.m.

Sunday 3 November

THE REVD DR ALAN MCCORMACK preaches, Jesus College, 10 a.m.

Monday 4 November

R. PRINCE: `Birth in marginal places: conflicts over power and knowledge in western Kenya' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Childbirth practices'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Word 2000: tables, tabs, and indents', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

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

M. HARRISON: `Quarantine, yellow fever, and anti-slavery: the Eclair and Boa Vista scandals of 1845–6' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

DR ANTHONY POWERS leads a Composers' Workshop, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2.30 p.m. (Dr Powers will lecture in the series `The Composer Speaks', with Ensemble Isis, at 6 p.m. in the Denis Arnold Hall.)

LORD GILMOUR OF CRAIGMILLAR: `A Conservative view of constitutional reform' (seminar series: `Labour constitutional changes reconsidered'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.