Oxford University Gazette: 25 March 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4692: 25 March 2004

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COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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


DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 9 April 2004, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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

  • *CONGREGATION 13 May 2004
    • *Election (Public Orator)
  • *CONVOCATION 15 May 2004
    • *Election of Professor of Poetry
      • Details of nominations received
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

UNIVERSITY PREACHERS

TRINITY TERM 2004

Thursday, 22 April, at 8 a.m. THE REVD DR MICHAEL SCREECH, Honorary Fellow of Wolfson College and Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College. Holy Communion (Latin). At St Mary's.

GENERAL NOTICES

UNIVERSITY POLICY ON THE USE OF ANIMALS IN RESEARCH

Below is the policy on the use of animals in research which has been approved by the Committee on Animal Care and Ethical Review and endorsed by Council.

Biomedical Research

  • Research using animals has made, and continues to make, a vital contribution to the understanding, treatment and cure of a range of major twenty-first-century health problems including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and mental illness. While new methods have enabled scientists and medical researchers to reduce work involving animals, some work must continue for further fundamental advances to be made.
  • The University of Oxford only uses animals in research programmes of the highest quality and where there are no alternatives. All such work is carried out under licences issued by the Home Secretary after weighing its potential benefits against the effects on the animals concerned. The University is committed to the principles of reduction, refinement, and replacement; on each project it ensures that the number of animals used is minimised and that procedures, care routines, and husbandry are refined to maximise welfare.
  • The University is committed to the development of a number of alternative methods such as computer modelling, tissue culture, cell and molecular biology, and research with human subjects. Animal procedures are replaced with non-animal techniques wherever possible. Where the use of animals remains essential, the University of Oxford is committed to a culture of care and respect for animal welfare.
  • The University's ethical review process involves lay representation and external and internal members. It provides ethical advice on standards of animal care, welfare, and accommodation and ensures that those working with animals are aware of their responsibilities and receive appropriate training. Veterinary and animal care staff are actively involved in the ethical review of research, welfare, and care of animals and provide ongoing advice and support to researchers where necessary.

Further information is available on the Web site at www.admin.ox.ac.uk/biomed/policy.shtml.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE AND COLIN CARR

Concert

ANTHONY MARWOOD (violin), CAROLINE WOLFF (violin), TOBY APPEL (viola), and COLIN CARR (cello) will perform Mozart's Divertimento for string trio, K.563, and Beethoven's Quartet in A minor, op. 132, at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 29 April, in the Auditorium, St John's College.


APPOINTMENTS

COOKSON PROFESSORSHIP OF MATERIALS

PATRICK SPENCER GRANT, MA, D.PHIL. (B.ENG. Nottingham), Fellow of Linacre College and Reader in Materials, and Director of the Faraday Partnership in Automative and Aerospace Materials, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 April 2004.


CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor of HIV Medicine on J.N. WEBER (MB, B.CHIR., PH.D Cambridge), Director of Research, Faculty of Medicine, Imperial College, London, for a period of three years from 1 April 2004.

INAUGURAL LECTURE

Regius Professor of Greek

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER PELLING will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 20 May, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.


WEIDENFELD VISITING PROFESSOR OF EUROPEAN COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

The tempation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA, Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature 2003–4, will lecture on the following days in the Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, the Saïd Business School. Unless otherwise indicated, the lectures will begin at 5 p.m.


CYRIL FOSTER LECTURE 2004

THE HON. GARETH EVANS, President, the International Crisis Group, and formerly Foreign Minister of Australia, will deliver the Cyril Foster Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 May, in the Examination Schools.


OSLER LECTURE

PROFESSOR JOHN BELL will deliver the inaugural Annual Osler Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 28 April, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.


CHERWELL–SIMON LECTURE

PROFESSOR ANTHONY LEGGETT, Distinguished Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Nobel Laureate 2003, will deliver the Cherwell–Simon Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Friday, 30 April, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

G.E. Blackman Lecture: cancellation

It is regretted that the G.E. Blackman Lecture, due to have been given by Professor P.H. Raven on 30 March, has been cancelled.


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures: Unravelling averages in complex molecular systems

PROFESSOR GRAHAM FLEMING, University of California at Berkeley, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on the following days in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.


Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.


Nomura Lecture

PROFESSOR PAUL EMBRECHTS, ETH-Zurich, will deliver the third Nomura Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 27 April, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.


MUSIC

Graduate Student's Colloquia

The following lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty.


ORIENTAL STUDIES

Programme on Contemporary Turkey

DR BILL PARK, King's College, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 April, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.


OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Seminars

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held from 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor.


OXFORD CENTRE ON MIGRATION, POLICY, AND SOCIETY

DR GHASSAN HAGE will lecture at 2 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Boardroom, the Centre on Migration, Policy, and Society (58 Banbury Road).


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Leonard Stein Lectures

PROFESSOR PETER SLUGLETT, University of Utah, will deliver the Leonard Stein Lectures at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, and Thursday, 20 May, in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.


CHRIST CHURCH

HUMPHREY CARPENTER will read passages from Alice in Wonderland, at 12.30 p.m. on Sunday, 28 March, in Christ Church Picture Gallery. The event is related to the gallery's current exhibition, `Alice's Adventures Under Ground'.


GREEN COLLEGE

Alan Emery Lecture 2004

PROFESSOR MICHAEL PATTON will deliver the Alan Emery Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 27 May, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.


JESUS COLLEGE

Don Fowler Lecture

DR ANDREW LAIRD, Reader in Classical Literature, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Warwick, will deliver the Don Fowler Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 13 May, in the Examination Schools.


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

European Studies Centre

Sub-state entities and co-sovereignty within the EU

This workshop will be held on Thursday, 20 May, in the European Studies Centre, St Antony's College. The conference will start with an introduction by Professor Ezeizabarrena at 9.15 a.m. and will end with an open debate at 7 p.m.



ST EDMUND HALL

A.B. Emden Lecture

PROFESSOR SIR ADAM ROBERTS will deliver the A.B. Emden Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 May, in the Examination Schools.


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

James Bryce Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR ANNA DAVIES will deliver the James Bryce Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 May, in the Flora Anderson Hall, Somerville College. A reception will be held after the lecture.

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT FOR THE GIBBS PRIZES

Prizes on the foundation of Mr Charles D.D. Gibbs will be offered in 2004. Details of all Gibbs Prizes are set out in full below in alphabetical order. Candidates are not required to make special application for Gibbs Prizes awarded on the results of coursework and public examinations, unless instructed to do so in the individual subject advertisement below.


HULME UNIVERSITY FUND

The steering committee which makes recommendations for grants from the Hulme University Fund now invites applications for the 2004–5 awards.


OPPENHEIMER FUND

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.


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OBITUARIES

Christ Church

RICHARD STANTON WEIR, 7 March 2004; commoner 1953. Aged 71.

St Anne's College

MISS EVELYN M. EDWARDS, MA, 7 February 2004; Home Student 1931--5. Aged 91.


MEMORIAL SERVICE

All Souls College

A Memorial Service for SIMON KEITH WALKER, MA, D.PHIL., F.R.HIST.S., will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Saturday, 15 May, in the chapel, All Souls College.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Antiques Bought and Sold

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


Periodicals Bought and Sold

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


Personal Training Services

One of the highest qualified exercise and nutritional consultant/personal trainers in the UK. 35 years' experience. MSc Biomechanics and Applied Human Movement; BSc (Hons 1st) Sports Nutrition; Adv. Dip in Clinical Stress Management; Adv. Dip in Clinical Sports Therapy. Member of the `British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences'. Member of the `International Society of Biomechanics'. Expert attention for tone, weight loss, injury and rehabilitation and performance, from total novice levels to advanced, regardless of sex, age or physical limitations. Web site: www.alangordon-health.co.uk.


Antiquarian Books Bought

Books bought. We buy any quantity of books, from single items of importance to entire libraries on History and the Humanities. Unsworth's Booksellers (ABA). Shops located at 15 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ; 12 Bloomsbury Street, London w.c.1B 3QA; and 101 Euston Road, London NW1A 2RA. E-mail: books@unsworths.com.


Services Offered

OddJobRob. All types of building and property maintenance work undertaken (e.g. fencing, brickwork, paving, decking, tiling/flooring, etc.) Local tradesman offers competitive prices and reliable service (references available). Call Rob on Oxford 424832 or mobile 07984 873831 or e-mail oddjobrob@ntlworld.com.


Secretarial Services

Transcription Service—interviews, seminars, focus groups. Specialised service by experienced secretary/linguist. Latest transcription equipment—poor sound quality no problem! Tapes or digital files. Contact: Alanna Ivin, Rapid Transcriptions on 07801 569045 or e-mail: rapid.transcriptions@pobox.com.


Domestic Services

Need help with childcare? We have a fantastic, mature and reliable nanny, loved by our children. Due to our youngest child starting pre-school we need to reduce her hours and are looking for a family to share this great nanny. Hours and location negotiable. For further information contact Rachel Neale by e-mail: rachel.neale@ccrg.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 315928 (home); 01865 875674 (evening).


Tuition Offered

Individual tuition. As an experienced primary-school teacher, I am able to offer your child (including those who may be dyslexic), help with reading, writing and spelling. I am available after school, at weekends and during the school holiday periods. Please contact Jane on Telephone: Oxford 361494 Fax: Oxford 368192 or e-mail southend104@hotmail.com.


Situations Vacant

Jesus College Oxford seeks Computer Support Information Systems Officer. Requirements: degree or equivalent qualification; sound documented programming experience; specific knowledge of Access/VBA, GUI design, SQL, Linux systems administration, C/C++, Java is desirable; team worker with good oral and written communication skills. Salary will be on the Academic related Administrative Grade 2 Scale £21,125 to £27,339. Closing date is 16 April 2004. For further details and an application form please contact the Assistant Bursar, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW. Telephone: Oxford 279716 or e-mail assistant.bursar@jesus.ox.ac.uk.


Houses to Let

Temple Cowley, modern 3 bed 2 bathroom townhouse in quiet private road. Fully furnished, all mod cons, garage and enclosed garden. Available August 2004 for 12 months. Bike/bus 10 mins to city centre. Adjacent to swimming pool, library and shopping. No smokers/pets. Rent £900 p.c.m. + bills. Contact drdog@bigfoot.com.


Flats to Let

One bedroom Apartment in New York City. Beautiful, light-filled, newly renovated apartment available to rent in Columbia University area. Close to 1/9 subway to Broadway and 116th St. 20 minutes to Midtown. $1,500 p.c.m. For more information Telephone: 212 932 2454 or e-mail njm11@columbia.edu.


Vacation Lets

Central South Oxford: beautifully renovated, light and airy Victorian terrace house, available for the Easter holidays. 10-minute walk from city centre, 2-minute walk from park and river. Sitting room, beautiful big kitchen with skylights and french windows leading to wooden deck and fully enclosed garden, 3 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom, and 1 en suite shower room. All mod cons. Sleeps up to 6 people. Available 4--18 April. £500 p.w. Telephone: 01865 247022. E-mail: themos@nag.co.uk.


Self-catering Apartments

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


Accommodation Offered

Little Garden B&B: `A home from home'. Single £38, double £50. Reduced monthly rates. Telephone: 01865 358578.


Accommodation Sought

US professor and family (spouse and 3 older children) seek furnished accommodation in Oxfordshire. Looking for 3 bedrooms, with parking. Non-smokers, no pets. Please contact Catherine Kodat, on ckodat@hamilton.edu.


Holiday Lets

Barcelona. Fabulous flat in city centre available for week-ends and short breaks. Sleeps 6. Fully equipped kitchen, large sitting room, dining room, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies. Original tiled floors and 16ft ceilings. Bi-lingual babysitter available. TV/DVD/CD and internet. See http://www.barcelona-breaks.com/ or e-mail clarefontes@hotmail.com.


Houses for Sale

Bijou but roomy house in easy-to-park street in South Oxford; 3 bedrooms; 2 receptions; delightful gardens; great separate study/workroom; loft space; beautiful stripped floors; original art-deco type fireplaces. Visually perfect, ready to move into. Fantastic local facilities (1 mile from Carfax, good buses, outdoor pool, gym, cycle route, river walks, allotments etc). Chain free sale desired at £298,000—no agent. Contact: pratima_mitchell@hotmail.com after 2 Apr. Tel.: 01865 247180.


Houses/Flats for Sale

A new agency: Space, Woodstock Road, Oxford (opposite Browns restaurant), tel.: 01865 557333. For property details and virtual tours of 320 towns and villages in Oxfordshire, visit www.spaceagency.co.uk. See Oxford and the county at street level.


Flats for Sale or to Rent

Wyndham Housing Association provides worry-free accommodation for active over 60s. Situated close to the cultural and social life of historic Oxford, we offer self-contained one- bedroom flats for sale or rent. Services provided include heating, repairs, laundry facilities, guest rooms, pleasant court yard gardens. The house manager is on call 24 hours a day. A cooked lunch and light supper are served to each flat daily. For further details contact The Administrator, Wyndham House, Plantation Road, Oxford OX2 6JJ. Telephone: Oxford 511239.


House to Let or for Sale in France

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly: old farm house, newly tiled roof, all mod. cons., and set in approx. 13½ acres of farmland. Peaceful yet within 4 kms from Cerisy La Salle (local village); Saint-Lo, Coutance approx. 20 kms; Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room; gas cooker; separate electric oven; microwave; large fridge with separate freezer; gas c.h.; bathroom with w.c.; sitting room. First floor: music room (with Grand piano), 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with w.c.; gallery (suitable for office) which overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Ideal retreat for writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. Long-term let or for sale (sensible offers). For further details please contact Alexander Kok on tel.: 00 33 2 33 45 52 16, fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.

MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIVISION (COMPUTING LABORATORY)

University Lecturership in Computer Science

In association with St John's College

Applications are invited for a University Lecturership in Computer Science from outstanding candidates working in any area of Computer Science.

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in research of an internationally leading quality. He or she will be expected to lecture, supervise graduate students, and perform other departmental duties under the direction of the Head of Department.

The successful candidate will be appointed to a Tutorial Fellowship at St John's College. As a Tutorial Fellow, the appointee will be expected to take a full part in the selection, academic progress and pastoral oversight of undergraduates reading Final Honours Schools involving Computer Science. The college requires a maximum of six hours' teaching per week of full term (averaged over the three terms of the academic year) and performance of associated duties such as the pastoral care of Computer Science graduates.

The combined university and college salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 (pay award pending). Further allowances may be payable from the college as detailed in its associated further particulars.

Further particulars of the post, including selection criteria and application method, together with more detailed descriptions of the department and college duties, are available at http://www.comlab.ox.ac.uk/jobs, by telephone request to Oxford (2)73831 or by e-mail request (e-mail: lecturership@comlab.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for receipt of applications is 21 April.


DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

University Lecturership in Quantitative Political Science

In association with Merton College

The Department of Politics and International Relations proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Quantitative Political Science. The lecturership is tenable from 1 September 2004, or an agreed date thereafter, and will be held in conjunction with a Tutorial Fellowship in Politics at Merton College. In addition to the main stipend, the postholder will receive other college allowances including, if living out of college, a £6,192 per annum housing allowance. The postholder will also be eligible to apply for sabbatical leave; generally one term of sabbatical leave is available for each six terms of qualifying service.

Applicants should have a doctorate or equivalent and have a record of research achievement at an international level in any of the major aspects of the academic study of Political Science, or the potential to develop one. The successful candidate will have the ability to contribute to graduate and undergraduate teaching in Politics, in particular in Comparative Government, as well as to supervise doctoral students. More details can be found in the further particulars.

The combined university and college salary will on scale £27,252--£42,900 per annum (pay award pending).

This post is in an area currently designated as a shortage subject under the HEFCE `Golden Hello' scheme. The appointee may therefore be eligible for a three-year salary supplement if he or she fulfils certain conditions and if funds are available in the limited budget for the scheme.

Candidates will be considered on the basis of the selection criteria outlined in the further particulars which can be obtained by e-mail: vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk, by visiting http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/about/vaca ncies, or by telephoning Oxford (2)78727. Candidates are asked to submit written or e-mail applications in the form of a letter which addresses the selection criteria accompanied by a full curriculum vitae, and to ask three referees to write or e-mail in support of their application to Esther Byrom, Department of Politics and International Relations, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL by noon on Friday, 23 April.

Note: the deadline for this post has been revised from 30 March to 23 April.


Three-year Postdoctoral Fellowship in Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science

The Department of Politics and International Relations proposes to appoint a Postdoctoral Fellow in Quantitative Research Methods in Political Science for three years from 1 September 2004. The person appointed will teach both graduate and undergraduate students in Politics and International Relations, provide support to academic staff in the use of quantitative research methods and undertake research using quantitative methods in Political Science or research into their use. It is expected that the post will be associated with a non-stipendiary college research fellowship.

Applicants should have a completed doctorate in a relevant field or evidence of imminent completion and a research agenda associated with quantitative approaches in political science. They should have experience of teaching at undergraduate level. Experience of teaching at graduate level would be an advantage. More details can be found in the further particulars.

The post is on the research staff grade II (salary £25,451--£33,679---pay award pending).

This post is in an area currently designated as a shortage subject under the HEFCE `Golden Hello' scheme. The appointee may therefore be eligible for a three-year salary supplement if he or she fulfils certain conditions and if funds are available in the limited budget for the scheme.

Candidates will be considered on the basis of the selection criteria outlined in the further particulars which can be obtained by e-mail: vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk, by visiting http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/about/vaca ncies, or by telephoning Oxford (2)78727. Candidates are asked to submit written or e-mail applications in the form of a letter which addresses the selection criteria accompanied by a full curriculum vitae, and to ask three referees to write or e-mail in support of their application to Esther Byrom, Department of Politics and International Relations, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL, by noon on Friday 23 April.


APPOINTMENT OF COSTING AND PRICING ACCOUNTANT

The University of Oxford is a leading centre of scholarship, teaching, and research. It has an annual turnover of £460m and is engaged in both academic and commercial activities. The University wishes to develop its costing and pricing systems, and in particular to establish full economic cost information on its research projects. It has therefore created the new post of Costing and Pricing Accountant to support this goal. The post is available for an initial fixed term of three years, on the ALC 3 grade (salary £28,498--£33,679---pay award pending).

The post-holder will be responsible for extending and refining the University's costing and pricing framework and processes, and will be expected to play a key role in ensuring that the University is able to produce full cost information on its activities in accordance with the national requirements of the Higher Education sector. He or she will also be expected to review the University's service costs and help establish what activity that drives these. This is a new, challenging area of work where the post-holder will be expected to take the initiative in `pushing' costing developments within the organisation.

The successful applicant will: be a CCAB qualified accountant and have worked for at least three years in the commercial or financial sectors using activity-based costing techniques; be able to demonstrate the successful implementation of new approaches in relation to financial costing and modelling and the possession of strong, all-round communication skills; have first-class spreadsheet modelling skills, and ideally be able to use Access; ' know how to develop strong relationships quickly and possess the initiative and motivation to keep the agenda and work moving forward.

Further particulars may be obtained at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from Miss M. Holdak (telephone: Oxford (2)70120, e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk). Letters of application, with a full curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, together with a day-time telephone number, should be lodged by noon on 19 February with Mrs J.A. Pengelly, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Interviews are expected to be held on 26 February.


CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowship in Science, Mathematics, or Engineering

Corpus Christi College proposes to elect a non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellow in one of the chemical, physical, or biological sciences (excluding clinical medicine), mathematics, or engineering for two years from 1 October 2004. Applicants should be engaged in postdoctoral research in Oxford and have independent support.

The fellow will be entitled to free lunch and dinner during all periods when the kitchen is open and to full membership of the senior common room. There are allowances for hospitality (£244) and small research expenses (£375), and a housing allowance of £2,342 per annum (provisional).

Applicants should write by Friday, 30 April, to the President's Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF (telephone: Oxford (2)76740, fax: (2)76769, e-mail: lorna.swadling@ccc.ox.ac.uk) enclosing four copies of their curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names of three referees. It is the responsibility of the applicants to ask their referees to send references direct to the President's Secretary to arrive not later than that date.

Corpus Christi College is an equal opportunities employer.


GREEN COLLEGE

Joan and Richard Doll Clinical Tutorial Fellowships

Green College intends to appoint two Tutorial Research Fellows who will be responsible for the provision of additional clinical teaching to Oxford University medical students in their final three years who are members of the college. Appointment will be for two years initially and may be renewable for a further two years. The fellowships will be available as soon as possible after selection has taken place. They may be held in conjunction with another appointment which need not necessarily be a tenured clinical appointment. The college is looking for two clinicians who are actively involved in patient care in Oxford and possess an enthusiasm for working with medical students. Candidates from a wide range of backgrounds will be considered.

The Tutorial Fellowships are non-governing body fellowships which provide access to all college facilities, dining rights and an honorarium of £2,250 per annum. The purpose of the appointments is to strengthen the support and guidance the college provides for its clinical students, particularly in the form of bedside tutorials for first year students, regular evening seminars on a variety of medically-related topics and revision tutorials. The Tutorial Fellows will together work closely as a team with the governing body fellow who has special responsibility overall for medical education in the college, with the many clinical fellows who are already providing pastoral and academic support for the college's clinical students, and with the small group of clinically qualified teaching associates whose activities the Tutorial Fellow supervise and co-ordinate. It is anticipated that the Tutorial Fellows will commit about four to five hours per week on average to these responsibilities, though the loading in any one week is likely to be variable.

Application forms and further notes for applicants are available from the Warden's Secretary, Green College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HG (telephone: Oxford (2)74775, e-mail: romola.coope@green.ox.ac.uk). They should be returned with a full curriculum vitae to the Warden, no later than 30 March.


LADY MARGARET HALL

Stipendiary Lecturership in Pure Mathematics

Lady Margaret Hall proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Pure Mathematics, for four years from 1 October 2004, to teach nine hours a week in Pure Mathematics and to assist in directing undergraduates reading Mathematics. The lecturer will be paid on the stipendiary lecturers' scale, at present £13,379, with entitlement to join USS, research/book and entertainment allowances, and with entitlement to some meals without charge during university term.

It is college policy to assist and promote academic staff at an early stage in their careers by awarding fixed-term lecturerships in appropriate subjects. It is an integral feature of these developmental lecturerships that they are time-limited, and cannot be renewed beyond a maximum of four academic years, so that the policy can be implemented for the benefit of a succession of academic staff early in their careers. This post will give the person appointed an opportunity to develop skills in teaching, provide an element of career development, and support for research.

Further particulars can be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA (telephone: Oxford (2)74321), or by downloading from the Web site at http://www.lmh.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 4 May. Applicants should also ask two referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor by the same date. Interviews will be held on Friday, 14 May.


LINCOLN COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Economics

Lincoln College invites applications from graduates, either men or women, for a Stipendiary Lecturership in Economics, tenable for an initial period of two years from 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2006 with the possibility of renewal on an annual basis subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The successful candidate will be expected to teach up to six hours per week on average, per term. The salary offered is currently £8,563 per annum. Certain common room rights and allowances are also offered.

The lecturer will work under the direction of the college's Fellow and Tutor in Economics, and will be required to provide teaching in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics for first and second year undergraduates. The ability to teach at least one of the optional papers in PPE is essential. As part of the ordinary duties of the post, the lecturer will assist generally in the organisation of teaching in Economics, the pastoral supervision of students including setting and marking collections, and the Admissions process in Michaelmas Term.

Further details and an application form are available from the College Secretary, Lincoln College, Oxford OX1 3DR (telephone: Oxford (2)79801, fax: (2)79802, e-mail: juliet.montgomery@lincoln.ox.ac.uk). Applications should be completed and returned by Monday, 19th April.

Lincoln College is an equal opportunities employer.


ORIEL COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in French

Oriel College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in French for one year from 1 October 2004. The person appointed will be required to teach up to twelve hours per week, averaged over the three terms of the academic year, and to assume full responsibility for organising the teaching of French in the college. The successful candidate will be able to teach French language, French literature for the Preliminary Examination, and a broad range of French literature post-1500 for the Final Honour School. Other duties are specified in the further particulars. The stipend will be on the Senior Tutors' Committee agreed rates for full-time Stipendiary Lecturers, depending on experience (currently £17,839--£21,852, subject to review).

Further particulars are available from the Academic Registrar, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW and may also be viewed on the college Web site, http://www.oriel.ox.ac.uk. Applicants should write to the Academic Registrar enclosing a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of research interests (seven copies of each) together with the names of two referees. Candidates are asked to request their referees to send references direct to the Academic Registrar before Thursday, 22 April (e-mail: academic.appointments@oriel.ox.ac.uk ).


PEMBROKE COLLEGE

Appointment of Junior Dean

Pembroke College proposes to appoint a Junior Dean for a period of two years from 1 October 2004. The Junior Dean will be required to reside in college, free of charge, and will also receive free meals at High Table and a stipend of £1,291 in the first year, rising to £1,614 in the second year, which will be additional to any other income which the appointee may receive. Pembroke College employs two Junior Deans, starting in alternate years. The new Junior Dean will learn from and work with the current Junior Dean in their first year, assisting the Dean and other college officers in the smooth running of the college. Applicants must be graduates, and it is expected that they will be pursuing advanced study or research.

Applications, including a full curriculum vitae and an outline of the academic work which the applicant proposes to undertake, should reach the Academic Registrar, Pembroke College, Oxford OX1 1DW (e-mail: jackie.lewis@pmb.ox.ac.uk), from whom further particulars may be obtained, by Friday, 23 April. Applicants should inform the Academic Registrar of the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three referees and arrange for their referees to write directly to the Academic Registrar by Friday, 23 April. If the applicant is a registered graduate student, one of the referees must be the applicant's University Supervisor. Interviews are expected to take place on Monday, 10 May.

Pembroke College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE (MIDDLE EAST CENTRE)

HM King Mohamed VI Fellowship in Moroccan and Mediterranean Studies

The Middle East Centre of St Antony's College invites applications for the newly established HM King Mohamed VI Fellowship in Moroccan and Mediterranean Studies, to begin in October 2004 or as soon thereafter as possible. The post will be tenable in the first instance for three years, with possibility of renewal to the retirement age.

The successful candidate will be expected to hold a doctorate and have established research experience on contemporary Morocco and the Mediterranean region more generally (Europe, North Africa, or broader Middle East). Preference will be shown to candidates working in the social sciences (political economy, international relations, or politics in particular), though applicants from related disciplines will be considered. The person appointed would be expected to engage in advanced research, teach and supervise research at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, and play an active role in the Middle East Centre promoting Moroccan and Mediterranean studies. Salary will be based on the age-related Oxford University lecturership scale (currently £22,191--£35,845), and includes generous benefits (e.g. meals in college, a housing allowance, and health insurance).

Information and further particulars may be obtained from Collette Caffrey (e- mail: collette.caffrey@sant.ox.ac.uk). An application letter, a curriculum vitae, copies of key publications, and three confidential letters of reference should be sent to the Warden's Secretary, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF. The deadline for applications is 30 April.


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Poole Scholarship

St Catherine's College expects to be able to award a Graduate Scholarship with effect from October 2004. The value of the scholarship is £2,500 per annum, tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable to pay university and college fees.

The scholarship is offered this year in conjunction with an award from the Mathematical Institute. The combined awards covers university and college fees, plus a bursary of up to £12,000 per year, and is restricted to European Union (including UK) nationals who will be reading for a research degree in Mathematics at Oxford.

The Graduate Scholarship carries entitlement to limited senior common room dining rights. It also carries entitlement to up to two years' single accommodation in college or a college house (at the current room charge rate), which should be taken in the first two years of the scholarship.

There is no application form. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with a covering letter including a research outline (where appropriate) and statement of other means of financial support to the Academic Registrar, St Catherine's College, Oxford OX1 3UJ (e-mail: academic.registrar@stcatz.ox .ac.uk). In addition, candidates should arrange for two people acquainted with their recent academic work to send a confidential report direct to the Academic Registrar before the closing date of Friday, 7 May.

The college plans to interview short-listed candidates in the week beginning Monday, 21 June.


ST HILDA'S COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Economics

St Hilda's College invites applications from men or women graduates for a Stipendiary Lecturership in Economics. The post will be for a three-year period, non-renewable, with effect from 1 October 2004. The successful candidate will be expected to give up to six hours of tutorial or class teaching per week for the college, throughout each of the three eight-week terms. The salary offered is currently £8,563 per annum (reviewed annually) for a six-hour post, and there are some dining rights.

The lecturer will work under the direction of the college's Fellow and Tutor in Economics, Dr Mary Gregory, and will be required to teach the Introduction to Economics paper to first-year undergraduates, parts of the core papers in Microeconomics and Macroeconomics, and one option paper.

Further particulars and an application form should be obtained from the Web site http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.ak/news or from the Academic Office, St. Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815, e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.oxford.ac.uk).

The closing date for the receipt of applications and references is 20 April.


Julia Mann Junior Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for a Julia Mann Junior Research Fellowship, for study in the Eighteenth- to Twentieth-century History of any country. The Junior Research Fellowship is tenable from 1 October 2004 for two years (renewable for a third), and is open to women graduates. Further particulars and an application form should be obtained from the college Web site
(http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk/news) or from the Academic Office, St. Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815, e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Thursday, 22 April.


ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Appointment of Junior Dean

Applications are invited for the post of Junior Dean at St Peter's College, to be held from 1 October 2004. The Junior Dean assists the Dean in enforcing the rules and regulations of the college and in ensuring the general safety and welfare of its members.

The Junior Dean will be a member of the senior common room, with full dining rights. It is also expected that as a postgraduate student he or she will be a member of the middle common room. In order to assist his or her participation in the life of the college, the Junior Dean will be provided with accommodation free of charge and an entertainment allowance. The post is offered for one year in the first instance with the possibility of renewal for up to two further years or until his or her postgraduate course comes to an end, whichever is the sooner. The stipend will be £1,500 per annum.

Further particulars may be obtained from the college Web site 0
(http://www.spc.ox.ac.uk). Letters of application, together with a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees, should be sent to the College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL (telephone: Oxford (2)78864, e-mail: college.secretary@spc.ox.ac.uk), by Friday, 7 May.

Applicants are asked to arrange for their referees to send references directly to the College Secretary by the closing date. If the applicant is already a member of the University reading for a postgraduate degree, one of the referees should be the applicant's university supervisor.


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Appointment of Junior Dean 2004--5

Somerville College is seeking to appoint a Junior Dean for the forthcoming academic year, 2004--5. Consideration will be given to requests for reappointment for a further one-year term.

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

Applicants will normally be expected to be graduate students engaged in research. Benefits include free year-round single accommodation, free meals when in residence whenever the college is open, USS pension membership, and access to private healthcare. The annual stipend is currently £2,570 (to be reviewed in October 2004). A research grant, currently up to £1,613, may also be payable if no other grant or stipend is held.

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the Personnel Assistant, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)80638 or (2)70600, e-mail: recruitment@somerville.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is the close of Friday, 30 April. In addition applicants should ensure that two references in support of their application are received by the Personnel Assistant by the closing date. Interviews are expected to be held on Thursday, 20 May.

Somerville College is committed to achieving equal opportunities.


WORCESTER COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowships in the Sciences

Worcester College proposes to elect two non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellows in the Sciences, to hold office for two years, possibly renewable for a third, from 1 October 2004. (The Sciences are to be understood as any branch of Physical, Biological or Medical Sciences, and Mathematics, but excluding Social Sciences.)

The fellowships carry senior common room membership with free lunches and dinners, and assistance with book and research expenses. They are open to men and women. It is expected that candidates will not normally be older than thirty at 1 October 2004. The college is an equal opportunities employer, and consideration will be given to applications submitted by candidates who can demonstrate that the application of this age-limit would be inappropriate in their circumstances.

Applications (eight copies) must reach the Provost's Secretary, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB, by Friday, 9 April. E-mail applications will be permitted, but hard copy should follow in the mail. Informal enquiries may be made to the Provost's Secretary, Jill Drake (telephone: Oxford (2)78362, fax: 793106, e-mail: jill.drake@worc.ox.ac.uk). Candidates should ask their referees to send references directly to her to arrive by the closing date. Reference JRF/04/04 should be quoted in correspondence. It is hoped that interviews will be held on Friday, 21 May; the college will reimburse reasonable travel costs.


GIRTON COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

College Lectureship in English

Girton College wishes to appoint a College Lecturer and Official Fellow in English from 1 October 2004 for an initial term of one year, with the possibility of renewal for a further year.

The lecturer will be required to teach in small group supervisions and seminars for twelve hours per week during academic terms, and to take full part in the administrative aspects of college teaching in English. Applications are invited from those with teaching and research interests in the period 1830 to the present day.

The stipend, which is pensionable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme, is on a college lecturer scale starting at approximately £18,265-- £29,621 per annum (pay review pending). Initial placement on the scale will be determined by seniority and experience.

Applicants should contact the Personnel Officer, Girton College, Cambridge CB3 0JG (telephone: (01223) 339244, fax: (01223) 338896, e-mail: gps27@cam.ac.uk) for further details. The closing date for applications is 19 April.

Girton College is an equal opportunities employer.


TRINITY HALL, CAMBRIDGE

Appointment of Bursar

Trinity Hall, Cambridge, intends to elect a Bursar to take office in September 2004. The Bursar will become a fellow of the college and will be responsible for its investment strategy as well as its administration and domestic affairs. The office entails committee work and negotiation as well as managerial and financial skills.

There is no application form. Candidates should write, enclosing a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, by 16 April, to the Master, Trinity Hall, Cambridge CB2 1TJ. Further particulars are available at http://www.trinhall.cam.ac.uk/appointm ents/.

Sunday 28 March

HUMPHREY CARPENTER reads passages from Alice in Wonderland, Christ Church Picture Gallery, 12.30 p.m. (entrance free, but advance booking advisable—tel. (2)76172). (Related to the gallery's current exhibition, `Alice's Adventures Under Ground'.)


Thursday 1 April

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

DR A. POPESCU: `From torture to transfiguration: the Romanian Gulag revisited' (seminars for Lent: `Tortured humanity'—accompanying exhibition of bronze crucifixion statue by Doru Imbroane Marculescu), Cathedral, 8 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).


Friday 2 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard'—Programme 2, 9.30 a.m. (see information above).


Monday 5 April

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


Tuesday 6 April

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


Friday 9 April

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (for full details, see notice in this Gazette).

SACKLER LIBRARY closed (reopens 13 April).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION library closed (reopens 13 April).


Saturday 17 April

CONFERENCE: `Shelving translation', Maison Française, 9 a.m.–6.30 p.m.


Thursday 22 April

THE REVD DR MICHAEL SCREECH celebrates Holy Communion (Latin), St Mary's, 8 a.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Business planning at departmental level, for heads of department and chairmen of boards', 9 a.m., and `Dealing with stress', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).


Friday 23 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard'—Programme 3, 9.30 a.m.; `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m.; and `Presentation skills practice', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).


Sunday 25 April

TRINITY FULL TERM begins.

THE REVD CANON JOHN FENTON preaches the St Mark's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.


Monday 26 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Leadership—what it means to lead a team', 12.45 p.m. (see information above).


Tuesday 27 April

J. BROWN: `Bartók and the grotesque body' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.


Wednesday 28 April

MARIO VARGAS LLOSA (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature): `The divine stenographer' (lecture series: `The tempation of the impossible: Victor Hugo's Les Misérables'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR JOHN BELL: `Will genomics change Oslerian medicine?' (inaugural Annual Osler Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 6 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. BALABAN: `Mourning a father lost: a kibbutz childhood remembered' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.


Thursday 29 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection—follow-up sessions', 9.30 a.m.; `Briefing for research supervisors, group leaders, and administrators', 12.30 p.m.; and `Reruitment and selection for those involved in academic appointments', 2 p.m. (see information above).

ANTHONY MARWOOD, CAROLINE WOLFF, TOBY APPEL, and

COLIN CARR perform Mozart's Divertimento for string trio, K.563, and Beethoven's Quartet in A minor, op. 132, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the porters' lodge).


Friday 30 April

PROFESSOR ANTHONY LEGGETT: `Does the everyday world really obey quantum mechanics?' (Cherwell–Simon Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 4.30 p.m.

DR BILL PARK: `Turkey, the Kurds of Iraq, and the US; three sides of a triangular relationship' (Programme on Contemporary Turkey lecture), Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's, 5 p.m.


Sunday 2 May

THE REVD DR GILES FRASER preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Tuesday 4 May

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

A. GRANT: `Reliving the creative process: self-analysis and compositional principles in Cross Currents' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.


Wednesday 5 May

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

PROFESSOR D. PENSLAR: `Is Israel a colonial state? Reflections on the relationship between Zionism, colonialism, and post-colonialism' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 7 p.m.