Oxford University Gazette: 25 November 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 135, No. 4715: 25 November 2004

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Register of Congregation

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

Benson, A.J., Brasenose

Bowden, R.J., Worcester

Gripaios, B.M., M.Phys., Merton

Halliday, A.N., St Hugh's

Liu, B.C., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Loveman, K.J., St Anne's

McCulloch, P.G., Trinity

Nicholls, A.J., MBA, Harris Manchester

Sewell, A.K., Faculty of Physiological Sciences

Winney, B.J., Department of Clinical Pharmacology


For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 10 December, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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1. The recognition of distinction title awarded to PROFESSOR C.J. KNOWLES, Department of Earth Sciences (from 1 January 2005), has been amended to Professor of Environmental Science.

2. The title awarded to PROFESSOR JOHN DAY, Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, is Professor of Old Testament Studies. The title was given incorrectly in Gazette, p. 49, and in the University Calendar 2004–5, p. 517.

3. The Vice-Chancellor, on behalf of the Recognition of Distinction Committee, has conferred the title of Professor of Strategy on DR T.C. POWELL on his appointment with effect from 1 December 2004 as Fellow of St Hugh's College and University Lecturer in Strategy at the Saïd Business School, the conferment of title to be for three years in the first instance.


English for Academic Studies

EFL Intensive Courses in ninth week (6--10 December)

The Language Centre is offering two intensive courses in English for Academic Studies in ninth week.

Key issues in academic writing is a fifteen-hour intensive course designed to enable those with busy schedules to take the academic writing course in a more convenient form. The programme covers the material given in the Michaelmas Term course. Course fee: £95 (Monday--Friday, 9.30 a.m.-- 12.45 p.m.).

\Writing a research article in English\ is a ten-hour intensive course offering the opportunity to improve skills in writing a research article for publication in an academic journal. Course fee: £65 (Monday--Friday, 2--4.15 p.m.).

French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish: Catch Up---Brush Up Courses in ninth week (6--10 December)

The Language Centre is also offering a series of sixteen-hour intensive courses in French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish in ninth week for those still on waiting lists and for those who wish to refresh their language skills. Courses will be available for beginners in all languages and at more than one level in French and Spanish subject to sufficient participants enrolling. Please check the Language Centre Web site for details of the times and levels on offer. Course fee: £35 students, £45 staff, £75 non-members of the University. (Note: for most courses participants will be expected to purchase the textbook currently in use.)

Further details of all courses and activities may be obtained from Angela Pinkney, Information Officer, at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone (2)83360, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, Web pages http://www.lang.ox.ac.uk).

University Gazette

Publication arrangements

The remaining Gazettes of this term will be published on 2, 9, and 16 December. Publication for Hilary Term will begin on 13 January. The usual deadlines will apply.


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

Taylor Professorship of German

                                         Appointed by

Mr Vice-Chancellor                       ex officio
The Provost of Queen's                   ex officio
Professor W. Vosskamp                    Council
Professor J.J. White                     Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                         Humanities Board
Dr T.M. Kuhn                             Modern Languages Board
Dr S.R. Parkinson                        Modern Languages Board
Professor E. Boa                         Modern Languages Board
Dr C. Louth                              Queen's College

Shaw Professorship of Chinese

The Provost of Worcester                 Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Master of University                 ex officio
Professor C. Harbsmeister                Council
Professor Dame Jessica Rawson            Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                         Humanities Board
Dr T.T. Liu                              Oriental Studies Board
Dr R. Chard                              Oriental Studies Board
Professor D.L. McMullen                  Oriental Studies Board
Professor M. Smith                       University College

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Stat. IX (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 108).


Seminar in Economic and Social History: change of seminar title

PROFESSOR PAUL SEABRIGHT, Toulouse, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 November, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Subject: `Warfare and the multiple adoption of agriculture after the last Ice Age.'

The subject of Professor Seabright's seminar differs from that given in earlier announcements.


Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminar Series

PROFESSOR A. KACELNIK will give a seminar at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 November, in Seminar Room A, the Saïd Business School.

Convener: Dr Felix Reed-Tsochas.

Subject: `Risky decision-making in feathered and naked bipeds.'


Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR T. GARTON ASH will deliver the Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 November, in the chapel, Mansfield College.

Subject: `Are there moral foundations of European power?'


European Studies Centre

H.E. BERNARD R. BOT, Foreign Minister, the Netherlands, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 1 December, in the Lecture Theatre, the Nissan Institute.

Subject: `What should be European foreign policy?'


A. HONEY will lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Thursday, 2 December, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `The condition survey of the manuscripts in the Monastery of St Catherine on Mount Sinai.'


Applications are invited for a scholarship for postgraduate research in Biology, tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2005.

Christopher Welch scholarships, at present, offer a maintenance grant of £13,500, but this will be kept under review. They include payment of fees at the rate for `Home' students. They are tenable for two years but may be extended for a third year.

The Board of Management has the power to suspend a scholarship held by a medical student for a period of not more than three years, or in special cases four years, in order to enable the holder to devote himself/herself to clinical training without forfeiting his/her scholarship. Candidates wishing to apply must submit their applications for the Christopher Welch Scholarship to the departments in which they are hoping to work by Friday, 14 January 2005. Separate applications for admission to study in the University must be submitted to the University's Graduate Admissions Office by the same date. The University's Graduate Studies Prospectus and details of how to apply are available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/gsp/.

Candidates for a Christopher Welch Scholarship must have applied to the University for admission for postgraduate study, normally in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy and Genetics, the Dunn School of Pathology, Plant Sciences, Pharmacology, Physiology, or Zoology (or in one of the Departments of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine).

Applications received after 14 January cannot be considered for the Christopher Welch Scholarship. No person may be awarded a scholarship a second time.

Application forms and further particulars are available from Mrs Judith Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 9 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PD (e-mail: judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk).


Applications are invited for two awards for postgraduate study, one in Biological Sciences and one in Medical Sciences, tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2005.

Studentships are tenable for three years and are to be held in association with Lincoln College. The Christopher Welch Board is responsible for the selection for the Newton–Abraham Studentship in Biological Sciences and the Newton–Abraham Studentship in Medical Sciences. The studentships will provide payment of fees (at home or overseas student rates) and a maintenance grant. The grant for 2004–5 is £10,500.

The studentships will also provide a grant of about £1,400 per studentship per annum in respect of incidental costs to the department in which each studentship is held, in line with provision made by the research councils for this purpose. Incidental costs include fieldwork, attendance at conferences, skills training, industrial placements, and any other costs covered by research council payments for research support.

Candidates wishing to apply must submit their applications for the studentships to the departments in which they are hoping to work by Friday, 14 January 2005.

Separate applications for admission to study in the University must be submitted to the University's Graduate Admissions Office by the same date. The University's Graduate Studies Prospectus and details of how to apply are available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/gsp/. Applications received after 14 January cannot be considered for the Newton Abraham Studentships in Biological Sciences or Medical Sciences.

Candidates for the Studentship in Biological Sciences must have applied to the University for admission for postgraduate study, normally in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, or Zoology. Candidates wishing to apply for the Studentship in Medical Sciences must have applied for admission for postgraduate study in one of the departments within the Medical Sciences Division (Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy and Genetics, the Dunn School of Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, or in one of the Departments of the Faculty of Clinical Medicine.)

Application forms and further particulars for the Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences Studentships are available from the Secretary to the Christopher Welch Board (telephone: Oxford (2)82464, e-mail: judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk).


Humanities Board

On Thursday, 18 November, the follow was duly elected as a member of the Humanities Board for one year from Michaelmas Term 2004 (from among the members of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages):

J.S.T. GARFITT, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Magdalen


Board of the Faculty of Theology

On Thursday, 18 November, the follow was duly elected as an ordinary member of the Board of the Faculty of Theology for one year from Michaelmas Term 2004:

THE REVD P.S. FIDDES, DD, Principal of Regent's Park


With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 10 December.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

M.Sc. by Coursework in Biology (Integrative Bio-Science)

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 765, ll. 24–5, delete `, and will, when entering for examination, be required to produce a certificate from the academic supervisor to this effect.'

2 Ibid., l. 29, delete `approximately' and substitute `not more than'.

3 Ibid., l. 30, delete `four' and substitute `three'.

4 Ibid., l. 32, delete `three essays relating to three' and substitute `two essays relating to two'.

5 Ibid., l. 43, delete `oral'.

6 Ibid., l. 44, delete `content of the course' and substitute `research projects'.

7 Ibid., p. 766, l. 7, after `examined' insert `,'.

8 Ibid., l. 22, delete `three' and substitute `two'.

9 Ibid., delete l. 39.

10 Ibid., l. 42, after `consist of' insert `practical exercises and'.

11 Ibid., p. 767, l. 2, delete `Social Issues in Science' and substitute `social issues in science'.

12 Ibid., l. 5, after `museum' delete `,'.

13 Ibid., l. 6, after `selected' insert `by the candidate'.

14 Ibid., l. 7, delete `academic committee selected by' and substitute `supervisor and'.

2 Medical Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc. in Integrated Immunology

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 800, l. 3, delete `week seven of Michaelmas Term' and substitute `week eight of Michaelmas Term'.

(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Immunology

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 1029, l. 16, delete `week 7 of Michaelmas Term' and substitute `week 8 of Michaelmas Term'.

3 Continuing Education Board

Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Environmental Conservation

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 1066, l. 49, after `practical fieldwork', insert `, each of which shall not exceed 5,000 words in length'.

4 Continuing Education Board and Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

Postgraduate Diploma in Bioinformatics

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 1045, as amended by Gazette, p. 229 (14 October 2004), column 1, cl. 3, regulation (b), delete `three modules as set out in section B' and substitute `four modules as set out in section B'.

2 Ibid., cl. 4 (a), delete `attendance at seven modules' and substitute `attendance at eight modules'.

3 Ibid., cl. 4 (b), delete `seven written assignments' and substitute `eight written assignments'.

4 Ibid., cl. 9, delete `total of seven written assignments' and substitute `total of eight written assignments'.


Christ Church

GEOFFREY LLOYD CHAPMAN, 28 October 2004; commoner 1949. Aged 76.

THE HON. SIR DAVID ALWYN GORE-BOOTH, KCMG, KCVO, 31 October 2004; commoner 1961. Aged 61.

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 10.30 a.m.–12 noon except for two weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0–4 years) meet every Friday in term 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks, garden trips and a visit to an antique centre. Second-hand items can be bought on Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m.–12 noon from the equipment room. Visit our website: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

Society for Graduates

The following meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. 26 Nov., C. Gott, The Witney Woollen Industry; 3 Dec., Dr M. Blythe, The life and legacy of Archie Cochraine: champion of safer and fairer medicine; 10 Dec., Christmas Dinner. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

University of Oxford Shop

The University of Oxford Shop invites all University employees to Double Discount Weekend from Thurs., 2 Dec.–Sat., 4 Dec. Open 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m. and until 6.30 p.m. Thurs. evening. Twenty per cent discount on production of a valid University staff card. (Personal purchases only.) Ideal for Christmas shopping! 106 High Street, Oxford (opposite Brasenose). Tel: 01865 247414. Email: shop@oushop.com.


Sat., 27 Nov. at 8 p.m., St Mary the Virgin Church, High Street, Oxford. Schola Cantorum of Oxford presents a Christmas Concert with music by Bach, Elgar and Ligeti. Conductor: James Burton. Tickets: £10/£5 (concessions). Available at the door or email: info@schola-cantorum.net.

International Conference

`City and Harbour: The Archaeology of Ancient Alexandria', 18–19 Dec., St Hugh's College. This conference will examine recent archaeological works, both land-based and maritime, furthering our understanding of ancient Alexandria. Selection of international scientists from a variety of disciplines will present a broad array of impressive works and findings. Open to all. Student rates. Check www.ocma.ox.ac.uk or contact Jonathan Cole at the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology on 01865 202243 or email jonathan.cole@archaeology.ox.ac.uk.

Science for Gardeners Lecture Series

The following lectures are held on Mondays at 8 p.m. in the Margaret Thatcher Centre at Somerville College. They aim to introduce gardeners to cutting edge scientific research from the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford. 29 Nov., Dr G. Preston, Bastards in the borders: hybridisation in horticulture; 13 Dec., Dr S. Harris, tba. Tickets £7 per lecture (incl. coffee) or £32 for the series. For bookings please contact The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, 01865 286690 or email postmaster@botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk.

St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

The Art of Writing: 2 Dec., Speedy's dog: poetry and place, Henry Shukman; 9 Dec., Writing, reading: escape or engagement?, Tim Pears. The talks will be held at St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. www.st-giles-church.org.

Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. 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.

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.

Personal Training Services

One of the highest qualified exercise and nutritional consultants/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.

Services Offered

Marshall & Galpin Solicitors, Family Department. We are an established Oxfordshire private client firm with offices in Oxford, Thame and Abingdon. We have seven specialist family lawyers who advise on a wide range of issues: divorce and separation, children, financial agreements on divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitee disputes, separation agreements and pensions. Our lawyers are members of the Solicitors Family Law Association. Two members of the team are Deputy District Judges and three are trained mediators. We offer a range of competitive rates and a short free initial interview. French, Spanish and Italian spoken. Other services provided by the firm include property adviceconveyancing, wills & probate, personal injury & medical negligence, employment and businesscommercial. For further information visit our web site at: www.marshallgalpin.com or contact Mary Wakem on 01865 792300 (Oxford), Simon Bassett on 01235 555345 (Abingdon), James Stonham 01844 261966 (Thame).

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. Email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email: 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).

Want to go broadband and don't know how? Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? We can put you on the Internet safely or do that little upgrade to your system. We have lots of experience of the Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call MCC on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

Finders Keepers. Whether you wish to rent or let, our 32 years of experience in the Oxfordshire market should make us your first port of call for all your accommodation needs. Our up-to-date website contains a full listing of all properties available and can be viewed at www.finders.co.uk.. Alternatively, contact our North Oxford office on 01865 311011.

Phoenix homeopathy. To restore physical and emotional balances leading to personal growth and transformation, contact Karima Brooke on 01865 201438. Visit my website for further information: www.phoenixhomeopathy.co.uk.

Tuition Offered

The Nursery School at Rye St Antony School. For children aged 3–5 years. High adult- child ratio; exceptional environment for creative learning; set in idyllic wooden grounds; early years grant for all 3- and 4-year olds; glowing Ofsted report. For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact: Rye St Antony School, Pullen's Lane, Oxford OX3 0BY. Tel.: 01865 762802. Fax: 01865 763611. Email: info@ryestantony.co.uk.

Situations Vacant

Wanted—someone to help sick mum in Grandpont. Required to clean, iron, and help with children (aged 8, 11, 14). Three afternoons a week, 3–6 p.m. £8–10 p.h. Tel.: 01865 435752.

Administrative Assistant. Well-established friendly architectural practice in Oxford City seeks full-time person to provide administrative and secretarial support to the Office Manager. Duties include secretarial support to architects, dealing with telephone enquiries, and general reception work. Good communication and IT skills essential; previous office experience an advantage. £16,500 p.a. Closing date: 30 Nov. Written applications with detailed CV to: Kim Revell, Office Manager, Berman Guedes Stretton, 25 Cave Street, Oxford OX4 1BA. kim.revell@bgsarchitects.co.uk. Website: www.bsarchitects.co.uk.

Oxford Centre for Neuro-Cognitive Studies is a charity committed to conducting high quality policy relevant research in education (specifically on provisions for children with dyslexia) and health related issues. We are currently looking for three more trustees to join our council, in particular for people who can offer a background and experience in Health and Social Care, Education, Marketing Communications, or Finance. The role of Trustee is a voluntary position, and no fees are paid except expenses. The Board of Trustees meets six times a year and is the main policy-making body of OCNC Studies. The appointments will be effective from Dec. 2004. OCNC is an equal opportunities employer. For an information pack, please contact: Victoria Jagne, Chief Executive, Oxford Centre for Neuro-Cognitive Studies, 11–13 Suffolk House, 263 Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 7HN. Email: vj@ocncstudies.org.uk. Tel.: 01865 311315. www.oxfordneuro- cogstudies.org.uk.

Associate Director (Training), UK Cochrane Centre, Oxford. c.£60,000 to £65,000. Full-time, fixed-term post until March 2006. The Cochrane Centre is part of the international Collaboration, which has an esteemed reputation for research and innovation in healthcare. With overall responsibility for the Centre's training programme, including management, delivery, evaluation, reporting and developing/implementing strategy, you'll support the Centre Director and assist with the day-to-day management and administration of the Centre. You'll have proven leadership skills, and will be required to be a role model to others within the Centre and the Collaboration more widely. For an informal discussion, call Caroline Rouse on 01865 516300. Closing date: 3 Dec. 2004 Interview date: 10 Jan. 2005. The UK Cochrane Centre is hosted by Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust. For an application form and job description, please visit our website at www.mkpct.org.uk or contact the recruitment answer phone on (01908) 243528, quoting reference DIR1351.

Christ Church Cathedral School requires a Deputy Matron for Jan. 2005. We are looking for candidates who are interested in looking after twenty Christ Church Cathedral Choristers at the school in central Oxford. Further details will be given on request from Christ Church Cathedral School, 3 Brewer Street, Oxford OX1 1QW. Tel.: 01865 242561. Fax: 01865 202945. Email: schooloffice@cccs.org.uk. Application with CV and telephone/address details of two referees by Mon., 29 Nov. Interviews will be held in the week of 6 Dec.

Lady Margaret Hall. Applications are invited for the half-time post of PA to the Senior Tutor. This post requires an organised person with excellent IT and interpersonal skills. Attention to detail and the discretion to deal with confidential material are essential. Starting salary of £16,071 on a scale rising to £18,537 pro rata. Hours are flexible and negotiable, possibly term-time only. The package includes a pension scheme and free lunches. The working environment in the College is excellent. Closing date: Thurs., 2 Dec, with interviews on Wed., 8 Dec. Further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA (email: senior.tutor.secretary@lmh.ox.ac.uk, tel.: 01865 284260), or from the website: www.lmh.ox.ac.uk.

Secretary/Administrator. Medical practice in central Oxford requires reliable, competent secretary/PA for busy doctor's practice. Needs to be fully IT literate (EMIS experience) with good audio typing skills. Part-time, 20 hours p.w./ 3 days. Friendly, flexible job, joining a small team in busy but fun office. In the first instance, please call 01865 311811 or email Susie.hydesmith@gp-k84080.nhs.uk.

Houses to Let

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 email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 764777. Email: info@qbman.co.uk.

Central North Oxford. Comfortable two-bedroom terrace house with c.h. and pleasant garden. Large living room, small study, cloakroom, and well-equipped kitchen on ground floor and 2 bedrooms and bathroom on first floor. Suitable visiting academics. One or two persons only. Available from 8 Jan. to mid-July 2005 (exact dates negotiable). Contact Mrs. Ockenden on 01865 512747 or email rosaleen@community.co.uk.

Wadham Park, Marston. Convenient, comfortable and quiet furnished 2-bedroom house. Ten min. from University science area, city centre, John Radcliffe Hospital and Brookes University. Newly-fitted kitchen, gardens front and rear, parking space. Ideal for young family or professional couple. £795 p.c.m. Available now. Tel.: 01865 310123 (Friday day-time) or 01865 552855. Email: LEONORAPITT@hotmail.com.

Central Eynsham. Well-decorated, furnished or unfurnished house to let. This pretty and unusual stone-built converted coach house is secure and quiet. Large living room/kitchen with fridge, freezer, dishwasher. One double and one single bedroom, bathroom, large office/third bedroom, utility room, shower room, and walk-in wardrobe. Integral garage with plenty of storage space. Additional off-road parking spaces. Patio garden. Own private drive, well away from the street. Eynsham has an excellent bus service to Oxford, shopping facilities and good schools. Available immediately. £795 p.c.m. (incl. council tax). Tel.: 01865 880018. Mobile: 07771 873838. Email: Stephen.lord2@ntlworld.com.

Church Cowley. Spacious farmhouse conversion in quiet conservation area. Fully furnished with 2 reception rooms, kitchen, 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, study, garden, garage and off-street parking. Situated 10 min. cycle ride from city centre on frequent bus route. Convenient for local shops and amenities. Available Jan., n- s only. £1,250 p.c.m. plus utilities and council tax. Contact robert.marshall@uk.renaultfl.com. Tel.: 01865 771296 (evenings).

Witney. Edge of Cotswolds; Waitrose, Sainsbury's, farmers' market nearby. Charming, peaceful 2-bedroom Victorian terrace house, fully furnished and equipped. Own garden and secluded private parking. Available now for short or long lets, £625 p.c.m. plus bills. Call Ed on 07903 880105 or 01223 461122.

Flats to Let

Temple Cowley. Double-bedroom furnished apartment in recent development in quiet cul- de-sac. Very convenient for buses and swimming pool. Allocated parking. Non-smoker only. £660 p.m. Tel.: 01844 279416.

Excellent accommodation in St Clement's. Architect-designed ground floor flat with dedicated parking space. Well-equipped kitchen with washer/drying machine. Bathroom with shower. £770 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 201717 or 07866 672722. Email: OxHomes@aol.com.

Accommodation Offered

Comfortable rooms in convenient North Oxford. Only £60 p.w. per person or £95 p.w. for two. Tel. 01865 511657. Email: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay lets from 1 week up to several months. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short-term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, relocation purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. For more information, please contact us on tel: 0870 1602325, fax: 0870 1602327, email: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk or visit our website at www.oxfordshortlets.co.uk.

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

The Abbeyfield Oxford Society Ltd.—keep your independence with support! Brian Lewis House, Oxford, situated near the city centre, with good bus connections. The House provides en suite rooms for nine elderly residents, and has a lovely garden. There is a resident House Manager and friendly, supportive staff. For details, please contact the Administrator on 01865 790439 or email brianlewis@ukonline.co.uk.

Architect's Spelsbury bungalow, bought for its beautiful views and quiet end of lane position, converted from 3-bedroom to 1 to create very large living and dining areas; en suite WC, basin and walk-in wardrobe for bedroom; 5 French windows open onto terrace and rolling farmland towards Wychwood forest; kitchen with new cooker, fridge, washing machine; 2nd WC and basin in bathroom off hall; large storage cupboards; warm air c.h.; natural wood and white walls throughout; fully furnished; new large 24ft pyramidal conservatory with surrounding banquette seating—seats 12! Garden, parking, 1½ miles to BR station. £145 p.w. Tel.: 0207 7369744 or 07890289697.

A home away from home. Pleasant accommodation provided for visiting academics and guests. Attractive, cheerful and quiet; just over a mile to the city centre. Full breakfast is provided. Close to charming river walks and delightful Iffley. One minute to bus stop. Street parking available. Short or longer-term bookings. £39 per night. Discounts given for full-week bookings. Tel.: 01865 770501. Email: colejustine@yahoo.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 770501.

House sit. Responsible n-s person sought for North Oxford house over Christmas (16 Dec.–10 Jan.). Would suit graduate student. No rental or utilities charge, individual telephone calls will be charged. Tel.: 01865 553617 (after 8 p.m. or weekends).

Need a quiet place to write or study? Beautiful house in South Oxford available for Feb. 2005. Cat lover, non-smoker, single person preferred. pamarmitage@totalise.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 244166.

Self-catering Apartments

Fully-furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 min. from Oxford city centre. Suitable 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 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.

Mature, 40-year old D.Phil. student seeking accommodation from Jan. 2005. One-year lease preferred, but will consider shorter periods of tenancy. Ideally looking to care for the property of an academic who is taking sabbatical or study leave. Non-smoker; references available. Tel.: 07876 353514.

Summertown, North Oxford. Builders coming in—we want out! Family (two adults, two small children) looking for accommodation from end Jan. for approx. 5 months. Two–three bedroom flat or house would be ideal. Email: christopher.adam@economics.ox.ac.uk or phone 01865 516544.

Fully-furnished 2-bedroom flat or house sought for visiting academic couple from 1 Apr. for 2 months. North Oxford or Jericho area preferred but will consider other areas. Looking for short-term lease, or house swap for lovely 3-bedroom house in Melbourne. Contact: sophie.gibson@oxon.blackwellpublishing.com.

Vancouver (Burnaby), B.C. Professor looking for house exchange in Oxford from Aug. 2005–Aug. 2006. Lovely home amongst garden, trees. Ten minutes to shops; 30 min. to Stanley Park, English Bay; 40 min. to Simon Fraser University or University of British Columbia. Five bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, music room, sunroom, rec. room, gym, 3 balconies, gazebo. Prefer home/car exchange but will consider renting. Contact: Dr Paul Smith. Email: wittsend@shaw.ca.

Short lets sought by Reuters Foundation Programme for visiting scholars from Jan. to Apr., in particular studios or 1-bedroom apartments. The Programme is based at Norham Gardens, so North Oxford, Jericho, Summertown area preferred. Our scholars are mid-career journalists on 3-month sabbaticals from senior positions in the national and international press or broadcast organisations and are members of Green College whilst in Oxford. To discuss these or possible future lets please contact Jennifer Darnley, Administrator, Reuters Foundation Programme, 13 Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6PS. Tel.: 01865 512542. Email: jenny.darnley@green.ox.ac.uk.

Non-smoking post-doc (Mathematics, Norwegian) seeks furnished accommodation in (or near) Oxford from Jan. 2005 for a period of six months. Would prefer quiet flat with good facilities. Please contact K. Erdmann, 24–29 St Giles, Oxford, or erdmann@maths.ox.ac.uk.

Holiday Lets

Venice: S. Marco, S. Samuele. Charming apartment available in the heart of town for short stays, rented on a weekly basis. Well appointed; large living room, fully-equipped kitchen, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. Sleeps 5 comfortably. £650 p.w. Email: tagariello@libero.it.

Naples, Florida: rent our beautiful 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house, on the Gulf Coast, in southwest Florida. This spacious home is located on one of the best private golf courses in the area. The house sleeps up to 8 people, has a huge south-facing heated swimming pool, and comes fully furnished and equipped. The house is available all year round from £800 p.w. (minimum 2-week let, discount for longer lets), Tel. Mark on: 07802 754154. E-mail: mark@bayrock.co.uk. Web site: www.golf-in-naples.com.

Deepest SW France. Relax in one of our three privately owned luxuriously renovated farmhouses with large, secluded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, own heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks for 6, 8 or 10. Contact Marion on 01865 554122 or email marion@hidden-sw-france.com. Further details on www.hidden-sw-france.com.

Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy. Tasteful villa in rural village of San Pantaleo on the North Eastern coast of Sardinia, suitable for 2–6 people. Beautiful mountain views over the Roche Sarde from house and garden. Three double bedrooms (2 double beds, 1 twin); balcony and large terrazzo for al fresco dining; deckchairs on terrace and garden; self-catering kitchen and spacious living room. Only 10 min. by car from Porto Cervo, world-renowned Pevero golf course and all major beaches. Close to wide range of activities (e.g. village market, restaurants, mountain trails, tennis, diving, riding, sailing and windsurfing schools). See http://www.sanpantaleo.co.uk. Email: margareta@sanpantaleo.co.uk. Tel.: 0039 078965413.

Tuscany. Holiday house and cottage to let. Superb scenic setting near mountains. Florence, Arezzo, Siena, and many more amazing places in easy reach. Ideal for walking, sightseeing, swimming, cycling, museums and galleries, enjoying wonderful Tuscan food and wine. Can accommodate from 2 to 15 people. Air conditioning, large garden with BBQ. Very reasonable prices. Details and photos at http://freespace.virgin.net/gp.ck (no `www'). Email: gp.ck@virgin.net. Tel.: 020 8699 8883.

Italy. Lovely, small, sunny village house (historic centre), 45 min. to Rome by bus/train (frequent service). Suitable for max. 2 n-s people. Fully furnished, linen, duvets etc. provided. You need take nothing. Very quiet, ideal for study. £300 p.m. (plus bills, which amount to very little). Ideally for at least one month or more. Photos provided if interested. Contact Angela Fuller on 01284 704441.

Southern France: 27 miles from Perpignan Airport. Tastefully restored traditional village house with character in the heart of `Cathar Country'; 5 double bedrooms (3 en suite) plus family bathroom; 2 living rooms; large fully-equipped kitchen. Large roof terrace. Other airports: Carcassone, Montpellier, Barcelona. Local swimming, rivers and lakes, beaches within 30 miles, and hiking. Available from now. Call Tony Venables on 01491 825035, or 01865 557767 evening. E-mail: janevenab@aol.com.

Brixham, Devon. Newly refurbished, luxuriously furnished 4* fisherman's cottage. Fantastic marina/sea views. Five min. walk down steps to town/beach. Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. All mod. cons.—including full c.h. Private garage, although picturesque walks direct from front door. Still winter vacancies available, including Christmas and New Year. Contact: anne@keyfactors.freeserve.co.uk or see www.intercommunic8.co.uk/jericho.

House for Sale

Modern Victorian style 3-bedroom house on The Waterside, newly refurbished. Sitting room with fireplace and French doors, overlooking landscaped south-facing garden. Master bedroom with built-in wardrobes and en suite bathroom, 2 other bedrooms, one with wardrobes, plans for loft conversion. Lovely walks on nearby Port Meadow and along the Oxford canal. Walking distance of excellent schools, restaurants, city centre and train station (50 min. to London). £372,500. Tel.: 01865 516758 Email: maxineandfay@onetel.com.

For Sale

Piano for sale. Broadwood Baby Grand no. 53993, 1922. Estimated value: £1,500- £2,000, but most important it goes to a good home. Small music collection can accompany. To discuss further, contact Elaine Matthews at elaine.matthews@classics.ox.ac.uk, or tel. 01865 764071 (answerphone).

Twelve-foot diameter trampoline, less than one year old and in excellent condition. £180 o.n.o. Please contact Barbara Bradshaw on 01865 439663 (answering machine if not available).


Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2005.

The professor will be an outstanding scholar of international distinction who will play a leading role in stimulating and developing the study of the theoretical and conceptual study of the human mind in the Philosophy Faculty. He or she will have an important role in providing a bridge between the disciplines of philosophy and psychology. The successful candidate will take a full and active part in the development and delivery of the faculty's strategies in relation to teaching and research.

A non-stipendiary fellowship at Corpus Christi College is attached to the professorship.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70200). The closing date for applications is Monday, 17 January 2005.


Three fixed-term (five-year) Senior Clinical Lecturerships

Applications are invited for three Senior Clinical Lecturerships, tenable for a period of five years and funded by the University of Oxford. Candidates must be surgical consultants in the National Health Service. The posts will each provide funding for two programmed activities (payable at the same rate per session as in the NHS appointment) and are intended to provide protected time for teaching, research, and academic development of the lecturer's discipline. The teaching commitment will be to the graduate entry programme. Candidates should therefore have a good track record in teaching and research. For the period during which the post is held, the Senior Clinical Lecturer will hold two fewer programmed activities with the relevant NHS body, reverting to the previous number of sessions when the post is vacated, normally at the end of five years. All posts are renewable but will be advertised at the completion of any five-year period.

Further particulars are available on request from the Nuffield Department of Surgery, by telephone or e-mail (e-mail: posts@nds.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford 220532).

Candidates should supply: six copies of a full curriculum vitae; a detailed account of the teaching, research, and academic development of discipline which it is proposed be undertaken; a statement from the relevant University Head of Department that the facilities, which will be available to the candidate during this period, will be sufficient for the stated purpose; evidence of support from the relevant Clinical Director and Division Chair, in particular that it will be feasible for the applicant to drop two programmed activities; and the names, addresses, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses if available of two referees, at least one of whom should be from outside Oxford.

Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

Applications should be sent to Dr Stella Keeble, Research Administrator, Nuffield Department of Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, for receipt no later than Friday, 3 December. These will be considered by a selection committee. The committee may decide to interview candidates.

Reference NDSA/171/04 should be quoted in correspondence.


Oliver Smithies Lecturership and Visiting Research Fellowships 2005--6

Balliol College invites applications from scholars of outstanding distinction or promise to be Visiting Fellows of Balliol and Oliver Smithies Lecturers.

A Visiting Fellowship normally lasts for at least two, but not more than three terms. Visiting Fellowships are intended primarily to give scholars from outside the United Kingdom an opportunity to pursue their own research as a member of the college. Fellows will normally be expected to reside in Oxford during terms. The college is regrettably unable to offer Visiting Fellows accommodation. However, Visiting Fellows will be entitled to full membership of the senior common room and to take all their meals in college free of charge. The college will meet the cost of one return trip from the fellow's home institution. A Visiting Fellow must also be willing to take up the Oliver Smithies Lecturership, which carries with it a requirement to offer two or three University-wide lectures on a subject of the lecturer's choosing. An honorarium of £500 per lecture is offered. Other things being equal, preference will be given to candidates whose work is close to the academic interests of one or more fellows of the college.

Applicants who are unable to be in Oxford for as long as two terms may apply for the Oliver Smithies Lecturership on its own. In this case the lecturer would be expected to visit the college for a period of between one and four weeks, at a time to be mutually agreed by the college and the lecturer, to deliver his or her lectures. The lecturer will be entitled to free college accommodation and free meals for the period over which the lectures are to be given. Travelling expenses will be met by the college, and the same honorarium is offered. The reverse arrangement---applying for the Visiting Fellowship, but not for the Smithies Lecturership---is not possible.

Applications, in the form of a letter, should include a statement of the research they intend to carry out during their visit; details of the proposed lectures; a full curriculum vitae; and the names and addresses of two academic referees. It is the responsibility of applicants to ensure that their references are sent directly to the college by the closing date. Applications should be sent to the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, and should reach the college by 28 January 2005. The college hopes to complete the elections by late February 2005.

Junior Research Fellowships

Balliol College proposes to elect two non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellows, one in an Arts or Social Science subject and one in a Science subject, from 1 October 2005. It is expected that the fellowships will be for three years, although the college may be willing to consider an extension of this period in certain circumstances.

Applicants must have guaranteed funding for a minimum of three years and should normally be in possession of a doctorate. Prospective applicants for schemes such as the British Academy Post-Doctoral Fellowships Scheme, the ESRC Research Fellowships Scheme, and the Royal Society Fellowship Scheme who wish to hold their fellowship in Oxford, or those holding similar departmentally-funded positions who would welcome a college attachment during the period of their award, are particularly encouraged to apply.

The fellow elected will be a Junior Research Fellow as defined in the college statutes. The main duty of the fellow will be to undertake research, but participation in the educational activities of the college through paid tutorial teaching would be welcomed. College accommodation is offered (or, if preferred, a housing allowance of £4,339 per annum), as well as free meals and an academic support allowance.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Master's Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ (e-mail: masters.secretary@balliol.ox.ac.uk). Applications, in the form of a letter, a curriculum vitae, and a research proposal should be sent to the same address to arrive not later than noon on Friday, 14 January 2005. Applicants should arrange for two references to be sent direct to the same address and by the same date. It is expected that interviews will be held on the following dates: Arts and Social Sciences---Friday, 25 February 2005; Sciences---Thursday, 3 March 2005.

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer and a charity which exists to promote excellence in education and research.


Appointment of College Accountant

Green College wishes to appoint a College Accountant who will take overall charge of the management of its finances and financial systems, from preparation of the annual budget to preparation of the annual accounts. This is a permanent post which is part of the college's senior staff team.

Reporting to the Warden of Green College, the post-holderwill be supported by and manage three other staff with financial duties. Green College is a young Oxford graduate college committed to growth and facing a challenging building programme. The Accountant will be expected to bring a modern approach to finance and management and to develop all the tools needed to support the college's further progress. This is a leadership role but applicants should at the same time expect to have a hands-on engagement across the range of financial processes which the Accountant will control.

The successful applicant will be a qualified accountant with strong self-starting instincts and an ability to `hit the ground running', will be familiar with modern accounting packages, and able to cope with both the SORP format of accounts followed by all Oxford colleges and the University's own accounting system built on Oracle Financials.

The post will be on the administrative grade 4 scale (salary 4 £32,666--- £44,616).

Application forms and further particulars are available from the Warden's Secretary, Ms Romola Coope (telephone: Oxford (2)74775, e-mail: romola.coope@green.co.uk). Completed application forms, with a curriculum vitae and a supporting statement, should be sent to Ms Coope at the Warden's Office, Green College, Oxford OX2 6HG, by 7 December. Interviews will be held on 16 December.

Green College is an equal opportunities employer.


Appointment of Chaplain

Keble College is seeking to appoint a Chaplain for a five-year period with effect from April 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter. The person appointed to the post, which is non-renewable, would be a fellow of the college and a member of the governing body. He or she must be in Anglican orders, and will be responsible for the conduct and oversight of services in the college Chapel and for pastoral care among all members of the college. The Chaplain is also secretary of the Advowsons Committee, which is responsible for the college livings.

It is hope that if suitably qualified, the Chaplain would also participate in the academic organisation of Theology within the college and may undertake some teaching. These duties would be separately remunerated.

Further details may be obtained from the Warden's PA, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG (telephone: Oxford (2)72700, e-mail: trish.long@keble.ox.ac.uk).

Candidates should ask two referees to send references direct to the Warden's PA. The closing date for applications and receipt of references is 17 December.

Keble College is an equal opportunities employer and a charity committed to excellence in teaching and research.


Laming Junior Fellowship

The governing body proposes to elect to two Laming Junior Fellowships in the field of living foreign languages or modern subjects connected therewith.

A candidate for a Junior Fellowship must be a British citizen and a member of the University, who shall normally not, on the first day of tenure of the fellowship, have entered upon the twenty-fifth term from his or her matriculation at the university where he or she obtained a first degree.

The fellowships will be tenable for one year from 1 October 2005 and may be extended for a further year. The fellow(s) will be required to reside in the foreign country to which the course of study relates for a period determined by the governing body, and, apart from reasonable vacations, will be required to reside in Oxford for any part of the period of the appointment not spent abroad.

The total emoluments and allowances will amount to not less than £11,222 per annum. University fees, where appropriate, may be paid in addition. During residence in Oxford, fellows are entitled to lunch and dine at the common table free of charge.

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW (e-mail: academic.administrator@queens.ox.a c.uk). The closing date for entries is 31 January 2005.

Junior Research Fellowship in Philosophy

The governing body proposes to elect to a Junior Research Fellowship in Philosophy tenable for three years. The successful candidate will enter upon the fellowship on 1 October 2005.

The basic stipend of the fellowship, which is pensionable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme, is £15,012 (under review), subject to adjustment in the light of any other emoluments enjoyed by the fellow or in the light of any general alteration to university stipends. The fellow will be entitled to free rooms in college (or in approved cases to an allowance of £2,885 (under review) in lieu), and to free meals in college. Other allowances are available. The fellow may, with the leave of the governing body, engage in teaching up to a maximum of six hours weekly and, if teaching, would normally be expected to give priority to the college's own teaching needs.

Candidates must by 1 October 2005 have passed all the examinations required for a first degree at Oxford or another university, and must not have accumulated more than six years in full-time postgraduate study or research (not necessarily continuous).

An application form may be obtained from the College Office, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW (telephone: Oxford (2)79166, e-mail: particulars@queens.ox.ac.uk), or at http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/vacancies. Applications (six copies) should be submitted to the College Office not later than 20 December. E-mail applications will not be acceptable.


Stipendiary Lecturership in Geography

St Catherine's College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Geography from 1 January 2005. The lecturership will be for two terms in the first instance with the possibility of renewal.

The lecturer will be expected to teach (in tutorials and classes) up to seven hours a week averaged over the three terms (twenty-four weeks) of the academic year. The successful candidate will be expected to teach across a broad range of topics for first-, second- and third-year courses involving Physical Geography (including biogeography, climatology, human impacts on the environment) and geographical techniques (statistics, remote sensing and general IT skills). The lecturer will also be expected to run revision classes in the core subjects, and to do such special paper teaching as falls within his or her research areas. In addition, he or she will be expected to, play a full role in the running of Geography in the college, including where appropriate arranging tuition, participating in the admissions process, setting and marking college examinations, and the pastoral care of undergraduates.

The lecturer will be a member of the senior common room and will be entitled to five meals per week (three of which may be lunch) during term and the admissions exercise in December, and one lunch and one dinner per week outside term, free of charge. The annual stipend will be £11,200 and will be pensionable. A shared teaching room will be available in college.

Further particulars may be obtained from http://www.stcatz.ox.ac. uk/college_administration/vacancies/ or, in case of difficulty, from the Academic Registrar, St Catherine's College, Oxford OX1 3UJ (e-mail: academic.registrar@stcatz.ox.ac.uk).

Candidates should send a completed Application Cover Form, a letter of application including a statement of prior teaching experience, and curriculum vitae, together with the names of two academic referees, to the Academic Registrar, St Catherine's College, Oxford OX1 3UJ (e-mail: academic.registrar@stcatz.ox.ac.uk) to arrive not later than Wednesday, 8 December. Candidates should contact their referees directly, and ask them to send a confidential reference, to arrive by the same date. Informal enquiries about the tutorial teaching requirements may be made to the Senior Geography Tutor, Professor Ceri Peach (e-mail: ceri.peach@geog.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 8 December. The college plans to interview short-listed candidates on Friday, 17 December.

The college and the University are equal opportunities employers.


Fellowship in the Economies of Muslim Societies

Applications are invited for this newly established post which will also hold the title of Islamic Centre Lecturer in Oxford University's Department of International Development (Queen Elizabeth House). Applicants should have university teaching experience and an active research interest in economic development issues in Muslim societies.

The successful candidate would be expected to undertake teaching duties, to attract and supervise graduate students, and to develop research projects as part of a multidisciplinary team.

The fellowship is tenable from September 2005 for a five-year period, and thereafter renewable by mutual consent. The stipend would be based on a scale (currently £23,643-- £38,200), with point of entry depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications, with a curriculum vitae and list of publications, should be sent not later than 15 February 2005 to the Director, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR.

Applicants should arrange for three referees to write directly to the Director by the same date.


Fellowship and College Lectureship in Law

Jesus College invites applications for a College Lectureship in Law. The post is for a fixed term of five years, from 1 October 2005, and carries with it a fellowship at the college.

The successful applicant will be expected to undertake up to twelve hours a week of small-group teaching (supervision) in Law and to play an active part in the organisation of the subject, including helping with admissions.

Applicants should normally be able to provide supervisions in two or three of the courses within the Law Tripos, details of which may be found at http://www.law.cam.ac.uk.

The stipend, which can be pensionable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme, is on the incremental scale £23,643--£27,117 per annum, the starting point being determined by age and experience.

Further particulars are available from the college Web site http://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk.

A letter of application, together with curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of three referees, should be sent to the Domestic Bursar, Jesus College, Cambridge CB5 8BL by 17 December. It is expected that interviews will take place in mid-January.

Jesus College is an equal opportunities employer.


Microsoft Research Fellowship

The governing body of Peterhouse, in partnership with Microsoft Research, intends to elect a Research Fellow in the area of Computational Sciences. The Research Fellow, either man or woman, will enter upon their tenure on 1 January 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates must, by 1 January 2005, have had at least one year and no more than three years of postdoctoral experience. Career breaks such as maternity leave, national service and voluntary service overseas can be discounted, but teaching experience and/or time spent in industry since the award of the Ph.D. (or equivalent) should be included in the total amount of post-doctoral experience. Candidature will be restricted to graduates of, or those studying at, universities in Europe.

Candidates should have strong expertise in scientific computing. This involves not only some solid basis in computer science but also some strong knowledge in a numerical science, such as, but not limited to, physics, biology, ecology, immunology, or mathematics. Candidates should be able to drive their own research and work in a team when required. Part of the work will involve the definition of research directions for scientific computing and working up to two days a week at Microsoft Research in Cambridge.

Candidates should obtain an application form from the Secretary to the Research Fellowship Committee (or download it in Acrobat format, from the link on the college Web site, http://www.pet.cam.ac.uk). They will be asked to name two or three referees who know their work and to request them to write to the Master of Peterhouse a letter supporting their candidature. The completed application form and the letters from referees must reach the Master by 1 December.

The Research Fellowship Committee will draw up a short list of candidates who may be invited to submit dissertations or other written work. Some of these candidates will subsequently be invited for interview.

The annual remuneration for the Research Fellow will be £20,000 with an annual book allowance of £372 and a travel allowance of up to £558. The Research Fellow will be asked to sign a standard agreement with Microsoft Research.

Stipends will be subject to deductions in consideration of emoluments from other sources. Emoluments from other industrial sponsors will not be permitted. The Research Fellow will be expected to engage in full-time research, but may be permitted to teach for up to six hours a week and will be paid for this. Rooms in college with service will be provided free of charge for the Research Fellow. All Research Fellows are allowed seven free meals a week at the common table. There is an entertainment allowance in kind.

The initial tenure is for two years, with an extension to three years subject to a review of performance at the end of the second year. the possibility of extension, subject to the availability of funding and a satisfactory review of performance at the end of the second year.

All correspondence should be directed to the Secretary to the Research Fellowship Committee, Peterhouse, Cambridge CB2 1RD (telephone: 01223 330834, e-mail: mh324@cam.ac.uk).

All correspondence should be clearly marked `Microsoft RFC'.


Appointment of Chaplain and Dean of Chapel

Applications are invited from priests in Anglican orders for the post of Chaplain and Dean of Chapel with effect from 1 July 2005.

Applicants should submit a full curriculum vitae together with the names and addresses of three referees to the Master's Assistant, Selwyn College, Cambridge CB3 9DQ, by the closing date for applications, 13 December. Further particulars are available at http://www.sel.cam.ac.uk, or by fax or e-mail (fax: 01223 335888 e-mail: hrk22@sel.cam.ac.uk).

Friday 26 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Admissions interviewing' (for graduate students only), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

P. STRONG: `Imaging technology and the analysis of style in art' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Ancient Egypt—the last 1,000 years', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £2. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

CONFERENCE: `La place de l'atomisme dans la philosophie médiévale' (Maison Française, 2–6 p.m.; continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–6 p.m.).

D. VIDAL: A culture of display: ways of seeing and the visual world of Old Delhi' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

DR L. NOOSHIN: `Islam, modernity, and nationhood: music and the play of identities in post-revolutionary Iran' (public lecture series: `Ethnomusicological studies of Muslim societies'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

S. IRWIN, SIR DAVID EDWARD, and J. FAULL: `Criminal justice' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

Saturday 27 November

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA conducting workshop with Marios Papadopoulos (open to members of the University only), Denis Arnold Hall, 11 a.m.

ST JOHN'S COLLEGE: collection of medieval vestments open to the public, Garden Quadrangle, 2–5 p.m. (admission free).

Sunday 28 November

THE REVD PROFESSOR BERNARD SILVERMAN preaches the Sermon for Advent Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.


Monday 29 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Introduction to strategic planning and management', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

DR F. BARBIRA-FREEDMAN: `From ethno-botany to new applications of traditional plant knowledge in reproductive health care in Amazonia' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Ethnobotany, fertility, and sexuality'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

M. FUKUDA: `The history of lock hospitals in Japan' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

DR A. LEDENEVA: `Informal politics in Russia in the 1990s' (Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Seminar: `Twenty years of political change: the USSR and Russia, 1985–2004'), the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR M. O'NEILL: `Repatriation and its discontents: the Glasgow experience' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Dining Hall, St Cross College, 5 p.m.

THE RT. REVD RICHARD HARRIES: `The Passion in art' (seminar series: `The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. WALSHOK: `The transformative role of the university in the knowledge economy' (Bynum Tudor Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Rewley House, 5 p.m. (advance booking required: tel. (2)80367, e-mail: college.office@kellogg.ox.ac.uk).

DR B. CAREY: `Friends, Methodists, and Good Samaritans: sentiment and faith in the eighteenth-century debate over the slave trade' (interfaculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 1660þ1832'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5.15 p.m

Tuesday 30 November

J. ROBERTS: `Does the Bodleian Library deserve John Selden (16 December 1584–30 November 1654)?' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR T. GARTON ASH: `Are there moral foundations of European power?' (Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture), the chapel, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

DR J. HERBERT: `Strategy, public policy, and the US presidency' (seminar series: `Power in American politics'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

M. ARISTODEMOU: `Kafka: women on the verge of law and religion' (public lecture series: `Measure for measure: the idea of justice in literature, religion, and law'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

DR A. BUCHANAN: `Are there some key messages? Bringing the research together' (seminar series: `Promoting the well-being of children at risk of social exclusion'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

J. WELSH: `Conservatism and international relations' (Political Theory and International Relations Seminar), Department of Politics, 5 p.m.

R. MANNING: `Confessions of a saint: Counter-Reformation, confessional culture, and the emergence of the active female apostolate' (Early Modern Europe Seminar), Modern History Research Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

C. HAILEY: `Schreker, technology, and the transformation of his style' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR P. WELLER: `Researching religion by numbers: the case of the religion results in the 2001 census' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5.30 p.m.

Wednesday 1 December

ORGAN RECITAL (Cynthia Hall), Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA woodwind masterclass with John Orford (open to members of the University only), Denis Arnold Hall, 2 p.m.

H.E. DR BERNARD BOT (Foreign Minister, the Netherlands): `Great Game or European fair play?' (European Studies Centre Lecture), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m. (entry by ticket only—apply to: european.studies@sant.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR K. BURRAGE: `Stochastic modelling and simulation' (second of two Oliver Smithies Lectures: `Modelling and simulation issues in computational cell biology'), Lecture Theatre, Computing Laboratory, 5 p.m.

DR J. CHATTERJEE: `Refugee agency and government policy: the case of Bengali refugees in India, 1947–50' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

DR S. SELA: `The twelfth-century Renaissance of the Hebrew language: strategies for the creation of a new scientific Hebrew terminology' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.

Thursday 2 December

DR L. HANDRAHAN: `Hunting for women: bride kidnapping in Kyrgyzstan' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The search for common ground: the role of women in conflict resolution'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR B. JOHNSTON: `The ESRC criticality project: theory and outcomes' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), IAUL Seminar Room, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, tel.: (2)86824).

DR LEROY HOOD (keynote speaker): `Systems biology: deciphering the networks of life' (University Biochemical Society: fortieth anniversary celebration—other speakers Professor Raymond Dwek, Dr Francis Rolleston, and Professor Anthony Watts), Oxford University Museum, 4.30 p.m.

A. HONEY: `The condition survey of the manuscripts in the Monastery of St Catherine on Mount Sinai' (Oxford Bibliographical Society lecture), Taylor Institution, 5.15 p.m.

Friday 3 December

DR F. MOORE `Technology in a car factory' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

E. TARLO: `Hijab in London: metamorphosis, resonance and effects' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

SIR JEREMY LEVER and JOHN REDWOOD, MP: `Conclusions' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR F. JABER: `Shiism in post-conflict Iraq' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

Saturday 4 December


REVIEW OF GOVERNANCE: submissions to be received by today (e-mail: secretary.faculties@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Monday 6 December

WORKSHOP: `Anglo-Portuguese relations and the Empire', Modern History Faculty Building, 10 a.m.–6.30 p.m.

WORKSHOP: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting' (conclusion of St Cross–All Souls series of lectures), All Souls (further information from Roz Britton-Strong—e-mail: coin- room@ashmus.ox.ac.uk).

DR KALYPSO NICOLAÏDIS and PROFESSOR ALEXIS TADIÉ: `Entente Cordiale' (workshop), Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's (continues tomorrow).

Wednesday 8 December

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

Thursday 9 December

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection—for all staff' (day 2), 9.30 a.m., and `Lecturing' (final of three seminars), 12.15 p.m. (see information above).