Oxford University Gazette: 25 September 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4669: 25 September 2003

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CONGREGATION 29 May

Elections

There having been no nominations, the following vacancies lapsed to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors. The following have been nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors to hold office from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2003 for the periods stated:

Benefices, Ecclesiastical, Delegates for the Nomination of Candidates for

For six years

1. J.C.H. ANELAY, MA, Fellow of Green College

2. P.J. DOBSON, MA, Fellow of Queen's

Building and Estates Subcommittee

For three years

T.P. SOFTLEY, MA, Fellow of Merton

Military Instruction, Delegates for

For four years

T.P. SOFTLEY, MA, Fellow of Merton

Curators of the University Libraries

For three years

K. DUNCAN-JONES, MA, D.PHIL., Senior Research Fellow of Somerville


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Ansorge, O., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Baun, J., Greyfriars

Bennett, C.C., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Bottrill, I.D., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Cadoux-Hudson, T.A.D., D.Phil., Green College

Coe, T., Institute for the Advancement of University Learning

Crew, J.P., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Harrison, S.R., MA, Lincoln

Hedman, E.L., International Development Centre

Horsfall, L., MA, St John's

Lodge, P.A., BA, Mansfield

McCormick, K.P.B., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Mitchell, C.D., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Montgomery, P., M.Sc., D.Phil., St Cross

Nation, K.A., St John's

Reynolds, C.E., Greyfriars

Richards, P.G., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Robinson, D.N.M., Linacre

Rose, S., Health Care Libraries Unit

Sander, C.R., BM, B.Ch., Lincoln

Shaw, J.A., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Victoir, N., D.Phil., Magdalen

Watson, M.M., MA, Wadham

Zangwill, N.P., St Anne's


DIVISIONAL AND FACULTY BOARDS

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

CONGREGATION 7 October 12 noon

1 Oration by the Vice-Chancellor

Mr Vice-Chancellor will address the House.


2 Admission of Pro-Vice-Chancellors

The following persons will be nominated by the Vice-Chancellor to be his deputies for the year 2003–4 and will be admitted to office:

W.D. MACMILLAN, MA (B.SC., PH.D. Bristol), Fellow of Hertford College (Academic)

PROFESSOR P.A. SLACK, MA, D.PHIL., Principal of Linacre College (Academic Services and University Collections)

PROFESSOR S.D. IVERSEN, MA, D.PHIL., D.SC. (MA, PH.D., SC.D. Cambridge), Fellow of Magdalen College (Planning and Resource Allocation)

SIR PETER NORTH, CBE, QC, DCL, Principal of Jesus College

PROFESSOR A.M. CAMERON, CBE, MA (PH.D. London), Warden of Keble College

SIR ALAN BUDD, MA, D.PHIL. (B.SC. London; PH.D. Cambridge), Provost of Queen's College

DAME RUTH DEECH, DBE, MA (MA Brandeis), Principal of St Anne's College

R.W. AINSWORTH, MA, D.PHIL., Master of St Catherine's College

DAME FIONA CALDICOTT, DBE, BM, B.CH., MA, Principal of Somerville College

R.G. SMETHURST, MA, Provost of Worcester College


3 Admission of Clerks of the Market

W. HAYES, MA, D.PHIL. (M.SC., PH.D. Dublin), Honorary Fellow of St John's College, Nominated by the Chancellor, and M.H. KEEN, MA, D.PHIL., FBA, FSA, F.R.HIST.S., Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, nominated by the Vice-Chancellor, will be admitted to office as Clerks of the Market for the year 2003–4.

CONSULTATIVE NOTICE

COMMITTEE ON STATUTES BEFORE THE PRIVY COUNCIL

Notice of consent to the amendments to the Statutes of Exeter College

The Committee on Statutes before the Privy Council, acting under authority delegated to it by Council, consents on behalf of the University to the amendment to Statute IX of Exeter College as approved by the Governing Body on 15 May 2003, in so far as such consent is required by Section 7 (2) of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923. This consent will be effective unless written notice of a resolution, signed by at least twenty members of Congregation, calling upon Council to withhold that consent has been given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 6 October. The effect of the amendment is to provide for a policy of total return on investments.


GENERAL NOTICES

University Gazette

Alteration to deadline

With effect from the Gazette of 9 October, the deadline for receipt of all official notices will be brought forward to 12 noon on the Thursday of the week preceding publication. This deadline applies to notices for publication in the following sections: Notices; Lectures; Prizes, Grants, and Funding; Examinations and Boards; Colleges, Halls, and Societies; and Appointments. Accordingly, the deadline for receipt of official notices for the 9 October Gazette will be 12 noon on Thursday, 2 October. The deadline for receipt of classified advertisements remains 12 noon on Wednesday of the week before publication.


STUDENT NUMBERS SUPPLEMENT

Corrigendum

It is regretted that there is an error in Table V, `Number of undergraduates matriculating to read for first degrees', published in the Student Numbers Supplement (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4667, 30 July). The final figure in the table, the Grand Total for Michaelmas Term 2002, should read 3423 (and not 6846, as printed).


RECOGNITION OF DISTINCTION EXERCISE 2003-4

The central committee for the 2003--4 exercise has now been confirmed as follows: Vice-Chancellor Principal of Somerville Principal-elect of Brasenose Professor Paul Craig Professor Anna Morpurgo Davies Professor Peter Donnelly Professor Dorothy Edgington Professor Rodney Eatock Taylor Professor Louise Johnson Professor Hermione Lee Professor Andrew McMichael Professor John Vickers Professor Colin Jones (Warwick) Professor Ole Petersen (Liverpool)


APPROVAL TO HOLD OUTSIDE APPOINTMENTS

Guidelines on the holding of outside appointments

These guidelines outline new procedures for obtaining approval to hold outside appointments. No changes have been made to the University's policy, nor to the individuals and types of appointment covered by the policy. All university employees, with the exception of CUF lecturers, are required to obtain approval for the holding of any outside appointment. The following do not count as outside appointments for this purpose (see Council Regulations 24, Sect. I, § 5.A, cll. 10--11):

  • the holding of the office of Proctor or Assessor;
  • the holding of the office of examiner in any examination which is part of a degree course at any university;
  • the holding of a commemorative lecturership or similar post in any university with the duty to give not more than eight lectures in any year of office;
  • activities or responsibilities normally associated with, or arising from, scholarly work which do not involve a formal and continuing contract. The University permits its employees to hold outside appointments without deduction of stipend subject to the following conditions:
  • the total commitment to such outside appointments must not exceed thirty days per year; [1]
  • any contractual terms proposed to cover the outside appointment must be scrutinised by Research Services on behalf of the University, and must not be amended without the prior written approval of Research Services;
  • the employee's head of department[2] must approve the application.

Outside appointments can take a number of different forms, such as consultancy, private professional practice, expert witness and non-executive directorships. (Approval will not be given for the holding of executive directorships.) These are activities carried out outside the University and are contracted for from the individual's personal address. University letterhead, facilities and premises should not be used without the University's express permission. Certain types of activity involving consultancy/services to industry may be carried out within the University and may be included, where appropriate, within projects funded by externally-funded research grants and contacts. These are described below.


Procedures for applying for approval to hold outside appointments

(a) Applicants must complete an application form (form OA1, available on the University's Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/outappts.shtml, or in hard copy from departmental administrators/faculty board secretaries).

(b) Applicants whose salaries are funded from externally-funded research grants or contracts, or who are Principal Investigators or Co-Investigators on outside-sponsored projects, must adhere to the terms and conditions stipulated by or agreed with the sponsor and, if necessary, seek written approval from the sponsor. [3] Research Services is able to provide advice on the terms and conditions of externally-funded research grants and contracts held by the University (telephone: (2)70143).

(c) Where it is appropriate for the outside appointment to be covered by a contract or letter of agreement, and particularly when the external organisation requires a written agreement to cover a consultancy, applicants must arrange for the terms governing the outside appointment to be scrutinised by Research Services in advance of signature. (All applicants are, in fact, advised to stipulate in writing the terms which will govern their outside activities for an external organisation, not least to limit their personal liability.) The University's legal advisers have drafted a standard personal consultancy document which serves as a useful starting point for discussions around the terms of a consultancy appointment. This is available from Research Services (telephone: (2)70143) or on the Research Services Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/agreements/pcaform.htm.

(d) Research Services scrutinise the terms of an agreement in order to consider their compatibility with the University's interests as employer. The office cannot advise the employee on the terms from the employee's standpoint; and the employee should take his or her own advice unless he or she makes use of Oxford University Consulting Limited (see paragraph 8 below).

(e) Applicants must obtain the approval of their direct line manager where relevant.

(f) When Research Services has confirmed in writing that the terms proposed to govern the outside appointment meet the University's minimum requirements and the necessary approvals have been obtained from the relevant line manager or sponsor (as appropriate), applicants should submit the completed form to their head of department, who will be asked to sign to confirm that he/she is content to approve the outside appointment in the context of the applicant's university duties. Heads of department who themselves wish to hold outside appointments must submit their application forms to their head of division for approval. Heads of Division should submit applications to the Vice-Chancellor.

(g) If the above procedures are followed and the relevant approvals obtained, applicants will be granted insurance cover for the outside appointment in question under the University's professional indemnity insurance policy, subject to the limitations of that policy. Details may be obtained from the Insurance Officer, Mr G.C. Waite (telephone: (2)80307).

Consultancies within research grant applications and contracts

The holding of a consultancy may be included where appropriate within research grant applications and contracts. Where consultancies are included in this way and provision is made through the payroll to pay staff for such work, the Outside Grants (OG) form should itemise, among the costs of the project, the costs of the consultancy payment (including employers' on-costs). Indirect costs should also be calculated on the total cost of the project, including the fee for the consultancy. Research Services (telephone: (2)70143) will be able to advise on the most appropriate form of agreement to cover consultancies attached to research grants or contracts. Time spent on such consultancies will count towards the thirty-day limit.


Other services to industry and outside bodies

Not all work for outside bodies is governed by a contract with an external sponsor under the University's research grants and contracts procedures. Some is likely to be `service' work, i.e. the provision of a service to an external organisation which is not of academic benefit but which makes use of spare capacity in a department in return for payment. Such arrangements should nevertheless be covered by an agreement approved by the head of department which is drawn up in consultation with the departmental administrator and (for tax reasons) with the Finance Division. If the service agreement proposed by the outside body includes terms and conditions relating to intellectual property or confidentiality of information, or does not incorporate the University's standard disclaimer of liability, this will require an authorised signature on behalf of the University. In such cases, the agreement should be forwarded to Research Services which is required to ensure that appropriate disclaimers of liability have been issued in connection with the provision of services to industry and other outside bodies. Where appropriate, as with consultancies within research grant applications and contracts, a payment may be made through the payroll to individuals for the additional work undertaken in performing the services. It is expected that the head of department will decide on an appropriate fee to be paid to the individual based on the time spent (which again will count towards the 30-day per year limit). The instructions to the Finance Division to make such payments are processed through Research Services. In such cases, where an agreement has been made with University in respect of the service, it is not expected that a further personal consultancy agreement with the academic concerned will be necessary.

Financial arrangements

The University does not generally seek details of remuneration which applicants are to receive under arrangements for outside appointments, but reserves the right to request to be provided with such details in certain circumstances e.g. in the light of any potential conflict of interest with the outside appointment. Applicants wishing exceptionally to make a case to spend a total of more than thirty days in any one year on outside appointments \will\ be required to provide details of remuneration.


Use of computing facilities

University IT and network facilities, including software, are provided for use for educational purposes only, in accordance with the `University Rules for Computer Use', which may be found on the University Web site at http://www.ox.ac.uk/it/rules/rules.html


Monitoring and reporting

(a) Heads of department are responsible, through their departmental administration, for keeping records of the number of days spent on outside appointments by all staff (regardless of staff group) in their departments.

(b) Heads of department will report their approvals of outside appointments, and the basic details of the outside appointments, to their divisions on an annual basis, by the end of July each year.

(c) Divisions are responsible, through their divisional administration, for monitoring and coordinating information relating to all approvals for outside appointments submitted by departments within their remit, and for making an annual return to the Personnel Committee by the end of September each year.


Oxford University Consultancy Ltd

The University has established a wholly-owned subsidiary company, Oxford University Consultancy Ltd, to help members of the University to market their expertise to outside bodies, to negotiate commercial terms and payment on behalf of individuals, and to manage the administration associated with consultancy. OUC Limited offers a professional service for academics and departments throughout the University, which will identify consultancy and related opportunities with local, national and international companies and organisations. Details of this service may be obtained by telephone ((2)80829) or by e-mail to enquiries@consulting.ox.ac.uk. Members of the University choosing to use the services of OUC Ltd must still follow the internal procedures for University approval of their outside appointments as outlined in these guidelines; OUC Ltd will, however, assist the process on behalf of the individuals concerned.

Footnotes

[1] Approval for cases where the proposed commitment exceeds thirty days may still be sought; in such cases the department will refer the request to the divisional board and if it is approved a deduction in university stipend will be made. Partial or full secondment may be more appropriate for particularly time-consuming outside appointments.
Return to text [2] Faculty board chairman in non-departmentally organised subjects, head of division in the case of heads of departments.
Return to text [3] The Wellcome Trust's grant conditions, for example, include stringent conditions relating to the holding of consultancies and these apply equally to individuals who are in receipt of Wellcome Trust research grants, as well as to those whose salaries are paid from Wellcome Trust grants.
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BODLEIAN LIBRARY

Making the most of the Bodleian Library: a guide to Central Bodleian facilities and services

Sessions designed to enable graduate students, academic staff, others of a similar status, and readers without any institutional affiliations, to make the most of the Bodleian Library, will be offered during October. Sessions cover the use of the Central Bodleian Library, including use of the catalogues and procedures for locating and obtaining material and a guide to reference material. These sessions begin in the Lower Reading Room General Reference and Enquiry Area in the Central Bodleian Library. Each session will begin at 9.30 a.m. promptly and will last for about an hour. Ten places are available on each of the following days in October: 7, 9, 10, 14, 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 30, and 31. Readers who wish to attend one of these sessions are asked to book a place by entering their name, college/department address and University Card number (as appropriate) on the list which is available at the Main Enquiry Desk in the Lower Reading Room. Please give your name to the staff at the Main Enquiry Desk when you attend. `Making the most of the Bodleian Library' sessions continue throughout most of the year on Tuesdays and Fridays at the same time. Exact dates are given on the sign-up sheets.


ECONOMICS LIBRARY

Noise disruption in the Economics Library

The construction of the Centre for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, an extension of the current Economics Library on Manor Road, is causing considerable noise. The noise will vary in intensity depending on the construction phase. The building is scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2004. Until then, quiet study can only be promised in the evenings after 5 p.m. (or on Saturdays during Term).


WIDOWS OR WIDOWERS OF FORMER MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY'S PENSION SCHEMES

From time to time the attention of the University is drawn to individual cases of financial hardship among widows or widowers of former members of the Federated Superannuation System for Universities (FSSU) and the University of Oxford Employees Pension Scheme (EPS). Limited resources are available to alleviate proven cases of hardship and any enquiry should be addressed to the Superannuation Officer, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. All cases are dealt with in the strictest confidence.


LANGUAGE CENTRE

The Language Centre is at 12 Woodstock Road. For all details of taught courses in ten languages, including English for Academic Studies, and of the library which has audio- and videotapes, CDs, and satellite TV in major languages, as well as language learning books in over 100 languages, please call at the Language Centre or consult the Web site at www.lang.ox.ac.uk.


APPOINTMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS

PROFESSORSHIP OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND DIRECTORSHIP OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE INSTITUTE

DIANA M. LIVERMAN (BA London, MA Toronto, PH.D. California, Los Angeles), Professor, Department of Geography and Regional Development, and Director, Centre for Latin American Studies, University of Arizona, has been appointed to the post with effect from 1 October 2003. Professor Liverman will be a fellow of Linacre College.


GEORGE EASTMAN VISITING PROFESSORSHIP 2005–6

MARY J. CARRUTHERS (BA Wellesley College, PH.D. Yale), Erich Maria Remarque Professor of Literature, and Dean for the Humanities, Faculty of Arts and Science, New York University, has been appointed to the visiting professorship for the academic year 2005–6. Professor Carruthers will be a fellow of Balliol College.


SOCIAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Appointment of Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School

The Social Sciences Board has reappointed PROFESSOR ANTHONY G. HOPWOOD (B.SC. (ECON.) London, MBA, PH.D. Chicago), as Peter Moores Dean of the Saïd Business School, until 30 September 2006.


DEPARTMENT OF PHYSIOLOGY

On the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, Council has assigned the Department of Physiology to D.J. PATERSON, MA, D.PHIL. (M.SC. Western Australia), Fellow of Merton College and Professor of Cardiovascular Physiology, for a period of one year from 1 October 2003 excluding Hilary Term 2004. On the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, Council has assigned the Department of Physiology to P.A. ROBBINS, BM, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Queen's College and Professor of Physiology, for Hilary Term 2004.


NUFFIELD LABORATORY OF PHYSIOLOGY

On the recommendation of the Medical Sciences Board, Council has assigned the Nuffield Laboratory of Ophthalmology to J.J. HARDING, MA status (BA Cambridge, PH.D. London), Professor of Ocular Biochemistry, from 1 October 2003 until the appointment of the next Nuffield Professor of Ophthalmology.


ELECTORAL BOARD

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

                                                    Appointed by

Professorship of Geography

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

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

INAUGURAL LECTURE

Chichele Professor of the History of War

PROFESSOR HEW STRACHAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 3 November, in the Examination Schools.

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


ROMANES LECTURE 2003

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

Subject: `The great ideas of biology.'


PROFESSOR OF POETRY

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

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


CLARENDON LECTURES IN MANAGEMENT STUDIES

Science, innovation, and economic growth

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

Tue. 28 Oct.: `Emergence: university–industry interfaces in the life sciences—a comparison of the US, Britain, and Europe.' Wed. 29 Oct.: `Amplification: practising polygamy with good taste—the structure and dynamics of multiple networks.' Thur. 30 Oct.: `Institutionalism: managing the production of novelty.'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

PROFESSOR WARREN J. EWENS, University of Pennsylvania, winner of the Weldon Memorial Prize 2002, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 28 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Zoology/Psychology Building.

Subject: `Backwards and forwards in population genetics theory.'


Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: Professor L.N. Johnson. DR L. JAMES, Cambridge
17 Oct.: `Conformational diversity and functional promiscuity in antibody/antigen interactions.' PROFESSOR M.S.P. SANSOM
24 Oct.: `What can simulations tell us about membrane proteins? (and water, and ions and...)'. PROFESSOR L.T.J. DELBAERE, Saskatchewan
31 Oct.: `The phototransfer mechanism in phosphoenolpyruvate carboxykinase and generalisations for protein kinases.' PROFESSOR K.N. DALBY, University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy
14 Nov.: `The reaction pathway of remote site phosphorylation by the serine/threonine specific kinase ERK2.' DR S. LEA
21 Nov.: `Mapping the biology of a complement regulator—structures of CD55 and some of its ligands.' DR N. UNWIN, Cambridge
5 Dec.: `The structure and gating mechanism of the acetylcholine receptor pore.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory. DR S. MACKENZIE, Warwick
13 Oct.: `Making sense, and use, of atomic and molecular clusters.' PROFESSOR I. PROCACCIA, Weizmann Institute of Science
20 Oct.: `Fractal growth patterns and iterated conformal maps.' PROFESOR A.R. RAVISHANKAR, NOAA, Boulder
Thur. 23 Oct.: `Laboratory studies to answer atmospheric questions.' (RSC Centenary Lecture) DR L. SALTER, Cornwall College
27 Oct.: `Sunlight, DNA, and green tea.' PROFESSOR T. JONES, Imperial College, London
3 Nov.: `Molecular thin films; monolayers, multilayers, and devices.' PROFESSOR R. DONOVAN, Edinburgh
10 Nov.: `Charge-transfer states: from zero-point level to the dissociation limit.' DR G. SMITH, St Andrews
17 Nov.: `Recent advances in high field ESR.' PROFESSOR J. FRANCISCO, Purdue University
1 Dec.: `Structure and reactivity of open-shell complexes: a new frontier in atmospheric chemistry.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES, LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Mathematical Biology and Ecology Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Fridays in Lecture Room 3, the Mathematical Institute.

Conveners: Professor P. Maini (e-mail: maini@maths.ox.ac.uk), and Dr S. Schnell (e-mail: schnell@maths.ox.ac.uk). PROFESSOR R. SMALLWOOD, Sheffield
24 Oct.: `From complexity to order: modelling the social behaviour of cells.' DR R. TWAROCK, City University
7 Nov.: `Mathematical virology: a novel approach to the protein stoichiometry of viral capsoids and the packing of the viral genome.' DR M. CHAPPELL, Warwick
21 Nov.: `Compartmental modelling of drug targeting.' PROFESSOR A. MILLAR, Warwick
28 Nov.: `Circadian clocks in vivo and in silico.' PROFESSOR N. JOHNSON
5 Dec.: `Getting connected: the pros and cons of networks in populations with limited resources.'


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary. DR R. BARKER, Cambridge 17 Oct.: `Curing Parkinson's disease.' PROFESSOR D. BROOKS, Hammersmith Hospital
21 Nov.: `Contribution of PET imaging to our understanding of disease progression with dopamine agonists in Parkinson's disease.' DR T. HUGHES, University Hospital of Wales
12 Dec.: `Failure of oral feeding in neurological disorders.'


University Department of Psychiatry

Unless otherwise indicated, the following guest lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Seminar Room, the University Department of Psychiatry, the Warneford Hospital. DR E. FULLER TORREY, Litchfield Lecturer, Stanley Foundation, USA
21 Oct.: `Services for individuals with severe psychiatric disorders: an American disaster and how to improve them.' Wed. 22 Oct., 12.30 p.m.: `Schizophrenia as an infectious disease: what is the evidence now?' (Litchfield Lecture) PROFESSOR D.J. NUTT, Bristol
28 Oct.: `What causes anxiety: GABA or 5-HT dysfunction?' DR S. PILLING, Royal College of Psychiatrists College Research Unit
25 Nov.: `Research implications of clinical guideline development in mental health.'


Feldberg Lecture

PROFESSOR F. HOFMANN, Institute for Pharmacology and Toxicology, Munich, will deliver the Feldberg Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 23 October, in the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. A presentation of the Feldberg Prize will be made at the lecture, which will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `Contribution of pacemaker channels to cardiac rhythm.'


Department of Experimental Psychology

The following lectures will be given at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Weiskrantz Room (C.113), the Department of Experimental Psychology. Details of the final lecture (2 December) will be announced later. PROFESSOR J. DRIVER, UCL
14 Oct.: `Neural correlates and consequences of crossmodal spatial attention.' DR E. PROCYK, INSERM, Lyon
21 Oct.: `Neurophysiology of executive functions—studies of monkey anterior cingulate and dorsolateral prefrontal cortices during a problem- solving task.' PROFESSOR A. JOHNSON, UCL
28 Oct.: `Where and when matters in visual motion perception.' PROFESSOR B. ROSNER
4 Nov.: `The perception of intonation contours: cross-language effects.' G. KUHN, Sussex
11 Nov.: `The art of magic—it's all in the mind.' PROFESSOR R. COTTERILL, Danish Technical University
18 Nov.: `Evolution, cognition, consciousness, intelligence, and creativity.' PROFESSOR C. PERFETTI, Pittsburgh
25 Nov.: `How writing systems do and do not make a difference for reading.'


Pharmacology and anatomical pharmacology seminars

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology. PROFESSOR J. RITTER, King's College, London
14 Oct.: `Investigating endothelial function in vivo.' PROFESSOR S. NAHORSKI, Leicester
21 Oct.: `Visualising IP3 signalling in individual neurones.' DR P. ROTHWELL
28 Oct.: `Epidemiology of stroke.' PROFESSOR D. BEECH, Leeds
4 Nov.: `Mammalian TRP cationic channels.' DR G. KUNOS, NIAAA, Bethesda, USA
11 Nov.: `Endocannabinoids: novel lipid mediators with a broad range of physiological functions.' PROFESSOR RYUICHI SHIGEMOTO, National Institute of Physiology, Okazaki, Japan
18 Nov.: `Asymmetrical allocation of NMDA receptors in hippocampal synapses.' DR D. STEMPLE, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, London
25 Nov.: `The zebrafish as a model for vertebrate development.' PROFESSOR V. CRUNELLI, Cardiff
2 Dec.: `Thalamic mechanisms of sleep and absence epilepsy.'


MODERN HISTORY

History of childhood workshop

The following workshops will be held in Magdalen College. Unless otherwise indicated they will take place at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Summer Common Room.

Conveners: Professor Lawrence Brockliss and Professor George Rousseau. D. RAUBENHEIMER
16 Oct., the Auditorium: `Co-operation, conflict, and the evolution of family relations.' F. STAVRAKOPOULOU
23 Oct.: `The destruction of the beloved: child sacrifice in Biblical Israel.' N. ORME, University of Exeter
30 Oct.: `Violence in medieval English schools.' PROFESSOR BROCKLISS
6 Nov.: `Classroom violence in early modern France.' J. HUMPHRIES
13 Nov.: `The violent childhoods of early industrial Britain.' J. MCDONAGH
20 Nov.: `The cultural work of child murder in nineteenth- century Britain.' N. STARGARDT
27 Nov.: `The war games of war children.' A.E. LEVY, QC
Tue. 2 Dec., the Auditorium: `Bell and Bulger: violence, history, and the sleep of legal reason.' J. FÜRST
4 Dec.: `Russian youth culture.'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

African Studies Seminar

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Fellows' Dining Room, St Antony's College. Further details may be obtained from Ulli Parkinson (e-mail: ulli.parkinson@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Conveners: Professor W. Beinart and Dr J.-G. Deutsch. R. WERBNER, Manchester
16 Oct.: `Against Afro-pessimism: reasonable radicals and the state in Botswana.' J. KRIKLER, Essex
23 Oct.: `Constraints upon popular racial killing in South Africa.' K. FÜLLBERG-STOLBERG, Hanover
30 Oct.: `Africa detour? Black Americans' interaction with the African continent in the nineteenth century.' R. LOIMEIER, Bayreuth
6 Nov.: `The "Ulamâ" under colonial rule: Muslim scholars in Zanzibar, 1905–64.' P. ZACHERNUK, Dalhousie
13 Nov.: `Africans, Africanists, and expertise in Britain, c.1920–40s.' R. WATSON, London
20 Nov.: ` "What is our intelligence, our school-going and our reading of books without getting money?" Akinpelu Obisesan and "tin- trunk literacy" in colonial Ibadan.' K. KRESSE
27 Nov.: `Beyond ethnophilosophy—researching philosophical discourse in Africa: a Swahili case study.' P. ZELEZA, Illinois
4 Dec.: `Rewriting the African diaspora: beyond the Black Atlantic.'


OXFORD INSTITUTE OF AGEING

Ageing and demographic change in developing countries

The following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Lecture Room, second floor, the Department of Sociology, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's.

Conveners: Dr J.P. Kreager and Dr E. Schröder-Butterfill. MS L. KOSSYGUINA, Birmingham
16 Oct.: `What does it mean to be a forced migrant and to be old in Russia?' DR A. SHAW, Brunel
23 Oct.: `British Pakistani elderly without children: an invisible minority.' DR C. WENGER, Bangor
30 Oct.: `The impact of immigration on the funeral practices and attitudes to death of South Asian immigrants to the UK.' DR P. VERA-SANSO, Birkbeck College
6 Nov.: `They don't need it and I can't give it: filial support in South India.' DR P. LLOYD-SHERLOCK, East Anglia
13 Nov.: `Primary health care for older people in the developing world.' DR KREAGER and DR SCHRÖDER-BUTTERFILL
20 Nov.: `The differential impacts of migration on older people in three Indonesian communities.' DR J. POWLES
27 Nov.: `Being old in an Angolan refugee settlement in Zambia: ethnographic case studies.' MS B. NICHOLSON
4 Dec.: `Traditional caring and a changed world: elderly people in Albania since 1990.'


ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

American culture in Europe: Americanisation and anti-Americanism since 1945

This conference, to be held on Saturday, 27 September in the Rothermere American Institute, will provide a forum for in-depth analysis and discussion of the impact of American culture and cultural anti-Americanism in Europe since World War Two. Speakers include Richard Crockatt, Godfrey Hodgson, Mick Hume, Rob Kroes, Robert McGeehan, Ziauddin Sardar, and others. There is no conference fee, but advance registration is required. Further details may be found at the RAI Web-site, http://www.rai.ox.ac.uk, or may be obtained from Cheryl Hudson, Rothermere American Institute (telephone: Oxford 282711, e-mail: cheryl.hudson@rai.ox.ac.uk).


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Annual Poster Conference

This conference, an opportunity to find out more about research in the department, will be held at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 13 October, in Lecture Rooms 1 and 2, and the common room, the Department of Educational Studies.

Research Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in Teaching Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies. Enquiries may be directed to Jo Hazell, Research Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)84093, e- mail: joanne.hazell@edstud.ox.ac.uk). PROFESSOR J. FURLONG
20 Oct.: To be announced. H. COLLEY, Keele
27 Oct.: `Mentoring: problems in formalising an informal practice?' A. SCHLEICHER, OECD
3 Nov.: `International benchmarks for quality and equity in educational performance.' DR C. TAYLOR, Cardiff
17 Nov.: `Hierarchies of school choice: ten years on?'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR HEBREW AND JEWISH STUDIES

David Patterson Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 8 p.m. on Wednesdays in the OCHJS, Yarnton Manor. The OCHJS minibus will leave from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, at 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m., and will return at 9.45 p.m. Single fare £1.60 (students £1.20).

Convener: Dr J. Sherman. PROFESSOR J. BAUMGARTEN, Paris 7
15 Oct.: `From translation to commentary: the bilingual editions of the Kav ha-Yosher (Frankfurt, 1705).' DR A. JULIUS, consultant, Mishcon de Reya
22 Oct.: `Jewish legalism in English literature.' DR M. RAND, New York University
29 Oct.: `Byzantine-period Hebrew poetry: religious literature as art.' DR T. RATNER, University College, London
5 Nov.: `Discourses of negotiation: the writing of orthodox women in Israel.' PROFESSOR I. RESNICK, Tennessee
12 Nov.: `Petrus Alphonsi's anti-Jewish polemic: a twelfth- century Christian convert re-examines his past.' PROFESSOR P. PULZER
19 Nov.: `Looking back on the Third Reich: German and Austrian historians in comparison.' DR R. HIRSCHON
28 Nov.: `From walled city to transnational community: the story of the Jews of Rhodes.' PROFESSOR J. WEBBER, Birmingham
3 Dec.: `Traces of memory: confronting the ruins of the Jewish past in southern Poland.'


WELLCOME UNIT FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE

Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Mondays in the Wellcome Unit, 47 Banbury Road.

Conveners: Dr K. Maglen and Mr J. Manton. M. FEDUNKIW
13 Oct.: `Malaria motion pictures as a tool in public health education.' N. EVANS, Aberdeen
20 Oct.: `The medical dangers associated with the expansion of passenger shipping in Victorian Britain.' P. WALLIS, Nottingham
27 Oct.: `Stopping plague: visions of control.' G. JONES, Ulster
3 Nov.: ` "Stupid, stubborn patients": the Irish and the TB institution in the twentieth century.' L. GEARY, University College, Cork
10 Nov.: `Fever and quarantine in eighteenth- and nineteenth- century Ireland.' D. ANDERSON and D. BRANCH
17 Nov.: `Disease and death in the colonial prison: Kenya 1930–60.' N. DAVIDOVITCH, Tel Aviv
24 Nov.: `Public health and Zionist ideology: medical selection of Jewish immigrants to Palestine.' K. TAYLOR, Cambridge
1 Dec.: `Shanghai, segregation, and disease control: dealing with an outbreak of cholera in the Chinese quarter (August 1947).'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Transmission of knowledge in the Muslim world: Madrasahs in history and society

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m on Wednesdays in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street. DR M. TALIB
15 Oct.: `The Madrasah in its own and others' terms: contesting narratives with reference to the community and the state.' PROFESSOR L. BRENNER, SOAS, London
22 Oct.: `How the medium can affect the message: the case of Muslim schooling in Mali.' PROFESSOR X. BOUGAREL, CNRS, Paris
29 Oct.: `The role of the Sarajevo Madrasah in the formation of alternative elites within the Bosnian Muslim community.' PROFESSOR W. ROFF, Edinburgh
5 Nov.: `Madrasahs, Pondoks, and the production of Ulama in Malaysia in the late nineteenth to twentieth centuries.' DR F. NIZAMI
12 Nov.: `Madrasahs in the age of British expansion: the South Asian case.' DR R. LOIMEIER, Bayreuth
19 Nov.: `From Madrasah to Shule: patterns of change in Islamic education in twentieth-century East Africa.' DR M. TAFRESHI, Royal Holloway, London
26 Nov.: `The rise and fall of religious schools in Khorasan Iran between the two wars: 1918–39.' DR Y. DUTTON, Edinburgh
3 Dec.: `Mosque, market, and Madrasah: the formal and the informal in Islamic learning.'


DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS

Hume–Rothery Memorial Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS, Imperial College, London, will deliver the Hume–Rothery Memorial Lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 21 October, in Lecture Room 1, the Thom Building, the Department of Engineering Science. The lecture is supported by the Oxford Materials Society. A buffet supper will be held after the lecture in the common room of the Holder Building. Bookings should be made with Ms H. Fishman, Department of Materials (telephone: Oxford (2)73737, e-mail: harriet.fishman@materials.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Phase separation in polymer blends in real and reciprocal space.'


INSTITUTO CAMOES CENTRE FOR PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE

Seventeenth-century Portugal: the kingdom and its empire

A one-day meeting on this subject will be held from 9 a.m. on Friday, 26 September, in the Larkin Room, St John's College. A full programme may be obtained from the Instituto Camoes Centre.


CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Civil rights and security

The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, in conjunction with the Central European University in Budapest, will host a forum on this subject on 3 October. During the forum, which will be held in Oxford, papers on a range of civil rights and security issues will be presented and commented on. Attendees will also be able to engage in discussion on the papers and related topics. Further details may be obtained from Tania Boyt, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies (e-mail: tania.boyt@csls.ox.ac.uk).

The history and theory of civil rights and security (9.15 a.m.–12 noon)

Papers will be given by NICK BISLEY, Reading, and PAUL BOU-HABIB, Rothermere American Institute. Rapporteur: DAVID MILLER, Nuffield College.

Civil rights and security in national and international law (1.30–4 p.m.)

Papers will be given by TIMOTHY ENDICOTT, Balliol College, and RACHEL BARNES, Cambridge. Rapporteur: JOHN TASIOULAS, Corpus Christi College.

Institutional and regional questions in security provision (panel discussion, 4.30–6.30 p.m.)

Papers will be given by ASHISH BHATT, Deputy Director, the Ditchley Foundation, and AMIR FUCHS, Somerville College. Panellists will include PROFESSOR DENIS GALLIGAN, Wolfson College, and MATTHEW HARDING, Balliol College.


ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or reinvention of democratic politics?

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures will be held at 5 p.m. on Fridays in the Old Library, All Souls College.

Convener: the Rt. Hon. John Redwood, MP. SIR BERNARD INGHAM, former adviser to Margaret Thatcher, and MISS AMANDA PLATELL, former adviser to William Hague
17 Oct.: `The wages of sin.' P. MALTBY, Institute of Public Policy Research
24 Oct.: `Public–private partnership and private finance—magic money or third-way hype?' SIR CHRISTOPHER FOSTER, Chairman, RAC; former adviser/consultant
Thur. 30 Oct., Hovenden Room: `Consultants to government—overpaid and overpowerful?' CLLR. S. MILTON, Leader, Westminster City Council, and R. BUXTON, director
7 Nov.: `Local government—squeezed to death.' PROFESSOR G. JONES, LSE, and PROFESSOR J. STEWART, Birmingham
Thur. 13 Nov., Hovenden Room: `British government—too many layers for local government to matter?' PROFESSOR R. KLEIN, LSE
21 Nov.: `Public accountability—how do we report?' PROFESSOR C. HOOD
28 Nov.: `Strategies for risk: how politicians pass the buck?' DR REDWOOD
5 Dec.: `New politics for a new constitutional settlement? How can modern government serve the public?'


GREEN COLLEGE

Brian Walker Lecture on Environment and Development

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

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


McGovern Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR M. BLISS will deliver the McGovern Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 11 December, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `The American Horsley? Harvey Cushing and the birth of neurosurgery.'


HERTFORD COLLEGE

Tyndale Lecture

DR B. CUMMINGS, Reader in English, University of Sussex, will deliver the Tyndale Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 16 October, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Hamlet's luck: Shakespeare and the sixteenth- century Bible.'


LADY MARGARET HALL

Deneke Lecture

MARY ROBINSON, Director, Ethical Globalisation Initiative, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and former President of Ireland, will deliver the Deneke Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Friday, 24 October, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. Admission will be by ticket only, available from the Development Office, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74362, e-mail: development@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Reflection on Cancun: making trade work for human rights.'


TRINITY COLLEGE

Chatham Lecture

LORD BRAGG OF WIGTON will deliver the Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 November, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `What are the Arts now?'


BLACKFRIARS

Early Christianity in Britain and Ireland

The following lectures will be given at 8 p.m. on Tuesdays in Blackfriars. The lectures will be open to the public. PROFESSOR T. CHARLES-EDWARDS
21 Oct.: `Early Christianity in Ireland and Celtic Britain.' DR J. BLAIR
28 Oct.: `Early Christianity in England.' PROFESSOR T. CHARLES-EDWARDS
4 Nov.: `Early Christian literature in the British Isles.' DR J. BLAIR
11 Nov.: `Early Christian Oxfordshire.'


WYCLIFFE HALL

Church Mission Society Lecture

DR VINOTH RAMACHANDRA, Colombo, Sri Lanka, IFES Regional Secretary for South Asia, will deliver the Church Mission Society Lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 14 October, in the Lecture Room, Wycliffe Hall.

Subject: `Global society: challenges to mission.'


DICTIONARY OF NATIONAL BIOGRAPHY

Lives in action, word, and image

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown in the Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi College. Further details may be obtained from Philip Carter (e-mail: philip.carter@oup.com). PROFESSOR F. DRIVER, Royal Holloway, London
Tue. 21 Oct.: `The active life: the explorer as subject.' P. PARKER
Wed. 5 Nov.: `The truth about letters and diaries.' DR P. FUNNELL, National Portrait Gallery
Thur. 20 Nov.: `Portraiture and biography.'


OXFORD ASIAN TEXTILE GROUP

EILUNED EDWARDS will lecture at 6.30 p.m. on Thursday, 9 October, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome (admission £2). The lecture will be preceded by the Annual General Meeting of the Oxford Asian Textile Group.

Subject: `Analysing the social fabric: changing patterns of production, use, and exchange of embroidered textiles in Kachchh District, Gujarat.'

ENGLISH POEM ON A SACRED SUBJECT 2004

The subject for 2004 is: `He that rolleth a stone, it will return upon him.' (Proverbs 26: 27) The poem must consist of not less than sixty or more than 300 lines. It may be blank verse or in any form of verse rhymed in couplets or stanzas. There is a tradition which discourages dramatic form of composition for this prize. Candidates for the prize (value of about £2,700) shall be members of the University who, not later than the closing date for entries for the competition, shall have qualified by examination for a degree of the University, or shall hold the Degree of Master of Arts by incorporation or by decree or by resolution or shall hold the status of Master of Arts, or shall have qualified by examination for a degree of any other university. The judges may, at their discretion, also make an award to the proxime accessit. Should no such award be made the value of the main award will be increased. Poems (three copies) are to be sent under a sealed cover to the English Faculty Administrator, St Cross Building, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ, on or before 1 July 2004. Each author is required to conceal his or her name and to distinguish his or her composition by a motto, sending at the same time his or her name, college, and address in a separate envelope with the same motto inscribed upon it. The prize may not be awarded more than twice to the same person.

ELECTIONS TO DIVISIONAL BOARDS 5 June

There having been no nominations, the following vacancies lapsed to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors. The following have been nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors to hold office from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2003 for the periods stated:

Humanities

(From among the members of the Faculty of English)

For two years

S.L. MAPSTONE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Hilda's


Life and Environmental Sciences

(From among the members of the Sub-faculty of Geography)

For one year

G.L. CLARK, MA, D.SC., Fellow of St Peter's


Social Sciences

(From among the members of the Faculty of Social Studies)

For four years

D.F. HENDRY, MA, Fellow of Nuffield (reappointed)


ELECTIONS TO FACULTY BOARDS 5 June

There having been no nominations, the following vacancies lapsed to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors. The following have been nominated by the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors to hold office from the first day of Michaelmas Term 2003 for a period of two years:

English Language and Literature

Ordinary members

1. I.C. BUTLER, MA, Student of Christ Church

2. P.E. MCCULLOUGH, MA, Fellow of Lincoln

3. L.C. MUGGLESTONE, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Pembroke


Law

Official member

S. VOGENAUER, M.JUR., Fellow-elect of Brasenose


Modern History

Elected member

K.J. HUMPHRIES, MA, Fellow of All Souls


DIVISIONAL BOARD BY-ELECTIONS 23 October 2003

Notice is hereby given of the following impending vacancies:

Humanities

(from among the members of the Faculty of Philosophy) Resigning member: Professor J.R. Broome Period of office: Hilary Term 2004 until Michaelmas Term 2004

Life and Environmental Sciences

(from among the members of a faculty or sub-faculty working in the Department of Zoology) Resigning member: Professor P.W.H. Holland Period of office: Michaelmas Term 2003 for two years

Mathematical and Physical Sciences

(from among the members of the Sub-faculty of Chemistry) Resigning member: Dr J.C. Green Period of office: Michaelmas Term 2003 for two years Nominations in writing for the elections on 23 October, by two members (other than the candidate) of the electorate for each vacancy, which is the same as the persons from among whom the vacancy will be filled (as specified above), will be received by the Head Clerk at the University Offices, Wellington Square, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 29 September, and similar nominations by six members of the electorate other than the candidate, up to 4 p.m. on Monday, 6 October. Council has decided that nominations should show for each signatory the name and faculty, sub-faculty, or department (indicative of the relevant electorate) in block capitals. Any names which are not so shown may not be published. At least one nomination in respect of each candidate must be made on an official nomination form. Copies of the form are obtainable from Rebecca Gibbs (telephone (2)80179; e-mail: rebecca.gibbs@admin.ox.ac.uk). In the event of a contested election, a brief biographical notice of each candidate will be published in the Gazette dated 16 October, and voters may wish to wait until they have read these notes before returning their ballot papers (which will be sent out to members of the electorate as soon as possible after the closing date for nominations, and which, after completion, must be received by the Head Clerk not later than 4 p.m. on 23 October).


STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS

Honour School of Engineering and Materials Part II 2004

Corrigendum

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Materials has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Materials 2004. Candidates must offer three papers from those listed below.

EME1. Electronic Materials and Devices

Advanced Electronic Properties; Novel Electronic Materials and Properties; Superconductivity: Materials and Devices; Structure and Electrical Properties of Crystals; Semiconductor Device Fabrication.

EME2. Optoelectronics

Fundamentals of Optics; Optoelectronic Components; Imaging and Display; Optoelectronic Systems.

SME1. Structural Materials I

Melt Processing; Advanced Engineering Alloys; Fracture and Fatigue; Creep; Mechanics of Composites.

SME2. Structural Materials II

Polymer Engineering; Design with Ceramics; Structural Biomaterials; Advanced Polymeric Materials.

Note: this replaces the notice concerning the Honour School of Engineering and Materials Part II 2004 published in the Gazette of 19 June (p. 1440–1). In the list of subjects for Structural Materials I the words `and Superplasticity' have been removed after `Creep'.


BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MUSIC

Honour Moderations and Preliminary Examinations in Music

Changes to examination timetables, with effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1. Performance programmes are to be submitted by Friday in first week of Trinity Term.

2. Performance examinations, Monday and Tuesday in fourth week of Trinity Term.

3. Keyboard Skills examination, Monday and Tuesday in fifth week of Trinity Term.

4. Composition and Extended Essays should be submitted by Friday in fifth week of Trinity Term.

5. Techniques paper will be issued by Friday in fifth week of Trinity Term.

6. Techniques paper should be submitted by Friday in sixth week of Trinity Term.

7. All written paper will take place on Monday and Tuesday in eighth week of Trinity Term


Honour School of Music

Changes to examination timetables, with effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2005)

1. Orchestration Paper will be issued on Friday in seventh week of Hilary Term.

2. Orchestration paper will be submitted on Friday in third week of Trinity Term.

3. Written papers will be taken in fifth week of Trinity Term.


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of divisional boards, the following changes in regulations made by divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 10 October.

1 Humanities and Social Sciences Boards

Honour School of Modern History and Politics

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 336, after l. 51 insert: `(d) One Further Subject as specified for the Honour School of Modern History, one of subjects 201--27 in Politics specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics which is not offered under Regulation 3 above, and one Special Subject in Politics as specified for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics and Economics, except that the restriction which prevents PPE candidates from combining a Special Subject in Politics with a thesis or supervised dissertation in Politics does NOT apply for Modern History and Politics candidates.'

2 Ibid., p. 337, l. 33, delete `, Special Subject in Politics'.

3 Ibid., p. 337, ll. 40--1, delete `, Special Subject in Politics'.


2 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

(a) M.Sc. by Coursework in Archaeological Science

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 680, delete ll. 25--6 and substitute: `4. The written examination shall consist of:

(a) two papers on the syllabus described in the Schedule, to be taken in the second week of Trinity Term, and

(b) either one pre-set essay of approximately 10,000 words, or two pre-set essays of approximately 5,000 words each. The subject and length of each essay must be approved by the examiners before the end of Michaelmas Full Term. Two copies of each essay must be delivered to the Examination Schools by noon on the Friday of first week of Trinity Term. Essays must be typed or printed, must bear the candidate's examination number but not his or her name, and must include a statement of the number of words. Any illustrations must be included in both copies.'


(b) M.St. in Archaeological Science

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 604, delete ll. 41--2 and substitute: `5. The written examination shall consist of:

(a) two papers on the syllabus described in the Schedule, to be taken in the second week of Trinity Term, and

(b) either one pre-set essay of approximately 10,000 words, or two pre-set essays of approximately 5,000 words each. The subject and length of each essay must be approved by the examiners before the end of Michaelmas Full Term. Two copies of each essay must be delivered to the Examination Schools by noon on the Friday of first week of Trinity Term. Essays must be typed or printed, must bear the candidate's examination number but not his or her name, and must include a statement of the number of words. Any illustrations must be included in both copies.'


(c) M.Sc. by Coursework in Visual Anthropology

With immediate effect

1 In the regulations published in the Gazette on 25 July 2002 (Vol. 132, No. 4631, pp. 1560--1), regulation 4(iv), delete `submitted to the Chairman of the Examiners not later than Monday of the seventh week of Trinity Term' and substitute `delivered not later than noon on the Monday of the seventh week of Trinity Term to the Chairman of Examiners, M.Sc. in Visual Anthropology, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford. Non-print materials shall not constitute more than fifteen minutes of viewing/reading time in the case of video or multimedia submissions'.

2 Ibid., Schedule to the regulations, line 5 of item 3, delete `ethnical' and substitute `ethical'.


(d) M.Sc. by Coursework in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 722, l. 27, insert closing bracket after `Anthropology'.

2 Ibid., l. 29, delete `of anthropological' and substitute `in anthropological'.


(e) M.Phil. in Material Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 553, ll. 2--3, after `approval of his' insert `or her'.


3 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science

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

In Examination Regulations 2002, p. 168, l. 15, delete `Control, Computing and Numerical Computing' and substitute `Control and Numerical Computing'.


4 Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Phil. in Comparative Social Policy

With effect from 1 September 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 507, l. 20 after `to be taken.' insert `The thesis should have a comparative dimension, that is, it should normally compare more than one country or system.'

(b) M.Sc. in Comparative Social Policy

With effect from 1 September 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 684, l. 30 after `supervisor and student.' insert `The thesis should have a comparative dimension, that is, it should normally compare more than one country or system.'


(c) M.Sc. in Politics and International Relations Research

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 731, l. 21 delete `consist of' and substitute `be the written examination paper set as part of'.

2 Ibid., l.27, after `Qualifying Test' delete `Examination' and substitute `written examination paper'.


(d) M.Sc. in Political Theory Research

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1 As published in Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4656, p. 1110, delete section 3. and substitute: `3. Candidates are required to sit a written examination paper. The examination paper shall consist of the written examination set as part of the Qualifying Test for the M.Phil. in Politics (Political Theory). Candidates who fail the Qaulifying Test written examination paper may retake the examination at a date stipulated in the Regulations for the relevant M.Phil.'


5 Board of the Faculty of Law

(a) BCL and M.Juris

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 869, delete ll. 28-- 32.

2 Ibid, p. 872, delete ll. 41--50.


(b) M.Phil. in Law

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 870, delete ll. 28-- 30.

2 As for the BCL and M. Juris (see (a) above).


6 Board of the Faculty of Modern History

(a) Honour Moderations in Modern History

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 56, l. 37, delete `The English and Celtic Peoples, 1154–1216', and substitute `Conquest and Frontiers: England and the Celtic Peoples 1150–1220'.


(b) Master of Studies in Historical Research (Medieval History)

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 629, l. 36, before `based' insert `normally'.

2 Ibid., l. 37, after `aspect of' insert `historiography or methodology relevant to'.


(c) Master of Studies in Historical Research

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 628, l. 48, delete `Friday of fifth' and substitute `Monday of third'.


(d) Master of Studies in Modern History

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2004)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 637, ll. 33-34, delete `three extended essays of between 3,000 and 5,000 words;' and substitute `two extended essays of up to 5,000 words and one seminar presentation;'.

2 Ibid., l. 37, after `essays' insert `and seminar presentations'.

3 Ibid., delete ll. 38-40 and substitute: `Either (a) two essays and one presentation in any one of the periods in Medieval History from the list (i)–(iv) below:'.

4 Ibid., delete ll. 45--51 and substitute: `or (b) two essays and one seminar presentation in the history of Europe (including the British Isles) from 1500 to the present: Candidates choose an appropriate Optional Subject paper from the M.Phil. in Modern European History. Candidates are advised that there may be some restrictions in combining Optional Subject and Examination papers. or (c) two essays and one seminar presentation in any one of the periods in the History of the British Commonwealth and Empire and South Asian History from the list (i)–(iii) below:

British Commonwealth History

(i) since c.1840;

South Asian History

(ii) India and the World Economy, 1700--1860;

(iii) Aspects of social change in South Asia, c.1860 to the present or (d) two essays and one seminar presentation in the History of the United States of America from the eighteenth century to the present; Topics in the History of the United States of America from the eighteenth century to the present.'

5 Ibid., p. 638, delete l. 1 and ll. 8--19.

6 Ibid., delete ll. 23--38 and substitute:

`History of Europe since 1500

Source criticism Historical controversies Modern political and social theory

British Commonwealth History

Concepts and methods of imperial history

South Asian History

Concepts and methods in South Asian History

United States History

Methods and evidence in the History of the United States of America'.

7 Ibid., l. 41, delete `period' and substitute `subject'.

8 Ibid., l. 49, after `latest.' insert `The written notes of the seminar presentation are to be handed in to the seminar convener immediately after the presentation.'


(e) Master of Philosophy in Modern European History

With effect from 1 October 2003 (for first examination in 2005)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 554, l. 42, delete `made by' and substitute `of'.

2 Ibid., p. 555, delete ll. 8-10 and substitute: `I. for each of two Optional Subjects

(a) two extended essays of up to 5,000 words, including footnotes, (b) the marked assessment by the seminar convenor of one seminar presentation accompanied by the candidate's written notes (of no more than 3,000 words) for the presentation;'.

3 Ibid., delete l. 14 and substitute: `Two extended essays each from two of the following Optional'.

4 Ibid., after l. 20 insert `5 Varieties of modernism in Britain and Europe 1870-1920' and renumber existing Optional Subjects 5 and 6 as 6 and 7.

5 Ibid., after line 23 insert: `It is expected that additional Optional Subjects will be approved from time to time by the Graduate Studies Committee of the Board of the Faculty of Modern History. A descriptive list of Optional Subjects will be published by the Board of the Faculty of Modern History in September for the academic year ahead. The definitive list of Optional Subjects for any one year will be circulated to candidates and their supervisors and posted on the Faculty notice board not later than Friday of Third Week of Michaelmas Term of the academic year in which the paper is to be taken.'

6 Ibid., delete ll. 27-37 and substitute: `3DB, not later than noon on Friday of the Fourth Week of Hilary Term of their first year. Two type-written copies of the extended essays must be sent to the Chairman of the Examiners for the M.Phil. in Modern European History, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, by noon on Friday of Noughth Week of Trinity Term in the candidate's first year. The written notes of the seminar presentations are to be handed in to the seminar convenor immediately after each presentation.'

7 Ibid., ll. 40-42, delete the sentence `The definitive list ... of the course.'.

8 Ibid., l. 46, after `controversies' insert `or `Modern political and social theory','.

9 Ibid., p. 556, l. 6, delete `General Board' and substitute `Educational Policy and Standards Committee'.

10 Ibid., l. 23, delete `three essays' and substitute `the essays and the seminar presentation'.

11 Ibid., l. 37, after `attempt.' insert: `If it is the opinion of the examiners that the work done by a candidate, while not of sufficient merit to qualify for the Degree of M.Phil., is nevertheless of sufficient merit to qualify for the Degree of Master of Studies in Modern History, the candidate shall be given the option of resitting the M.Phil. (as provided by Ch. VI, Sect. vi, §2, paragraph 4, and in accordance with this regulation) or of being granted leave to supplicate for the Degree of Master of Studies.'


7 Board of the Faculty of Music

(a) Honour School of Music

With effect from 1 October 2004

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 366, l. 39, delete `eighth week of Hilary Full Term' and substitute `seventh week of Hilary Full Term'.

2 Ibid., l. 42, delete `of the fourth week of Trinity Full Term' and substitute `of the third week of Trinity Full Term'.


(b) Honour Moderations and the Preliminary Examination in Music

With effect from 1 October 2004

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 53, l. 12, delete `from noon on Friday of the sixth week in the Trinity Term' and substitute `from noon on Friday of the fifth week in the Trinity Term'.

2 Ibid., p. 53, l. 15, delete `not later than noon on Friday of the seventh week of the same term' and substitute `not later than noon on Friday of the sixth week of the same term'.


8 Board of the Faculty of Theology

B.Th.

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 478, l. 14, after `in the same session.' insert `Any candidate who withdraws from a Part 1 paper must also withdraw from all Part 2 papers entered in the same session.'

OBITUARIES

Christ Church

JOHN RALPH BRETT BRETT-SMITH, 27 July 2003; commoner 1936; formerly President of the US branch of the Oxford University Press. Aged 86.

IVOR LOUIS HUNT, December 2002; commoner 1952. Aged 68.

NOËL BERNARD JACQUES PETER PICARDA (also known as PICARDA-KEMP), 22 July 2003; commoner 1958. Aged 65.

PATRICK ANTHONY THURSFIELD, 22 August 2003; commoner 1942. Aged 79.


Christ Church and Trinity College

MICHAEL MACLAGAN, CVO, MA, FSA, 13 August 2003; commoner 1932, lecturer 1937–9; Senior Proctor 1954–5; Lord Mayor of Oxford 1970–1; Emeritus Fellow, Trinity College. Aged 89.


Corpus Christi College

PROFESSOR WILLIAM STEPHENSON, B.SC., M.SC., MA by decree (1936), PH.D., FBPSS, s14 June 1989. Aged 87.


Oriel College

SIDNEY EDWARD ARNEY, 10 June 2003; 1930.

JAN WILLEM BEYEN, 16 May 2003; 1952.

PATRICK KILGOUR BOOKER, 3 December 2003; 1951.

ARTHUR HUGH BUNTING, 2002; 1938.

JOHN JOSEPH BUNTING, 19 November 2002; 1945.

KHUB CHAND, 12 June 2003; 1933.

EDWARD GRANVILLE W. CLARKE, 2 April 2003; 1933.

JOHN VERNON DAVIES, August 2002; 1935.

JOHN DEUCHAR, 11 March 2003; 1943.

GEORGE RITSON EDWARDS, 17 May 2003; 1943.

HENRY FORBES, October 2002; 1933.

STEPHEN PATRICK HOUSE, 21 February 2003; 1932.

LESLIE GABRIEL LANDAU, 9 July 2003; 1923.

ASTER SALEHBHOY MOOSAJEE, 13 November 2002; 1953.

MICHAEL CROKE MORGAN, 21 March 2003; 1930.

ALFRED DAVID NORRIS, 1 April 2003; 1933.

ANDREW JOHN DANIEL POPPER, 4 June 2003; 1969.

MICHAEL BERNARD CAMPION SCOTT, 19 May 2003; 1949.

BASIL HENRY SHELDON, 10 April 2003; 1926.

PETER LYNDON SKEGGS, 27 November 2002; 1940.

EDWARD BRIDGE STAINER, 22 March 2003; 1930.


St Anne's College

MRS OLIVE JOAN PHILIP (née Lavender), 2003; Home-Student 1933–6.

MRS ANNE MARIE DENISE HENDERSON (née Bergin), 7 July 2003; Home-Student 1936–9. Aged 85.


St Hugh's College

ROOZBEH ARIANPOUR, 6 June 2003; Biology, 2002. Aged 23.

MRS NORAH ELIZABETH VAUGHAN BROWNE (née Lawrence), 2003; English, 1927.

LADY ROPER (VALERIE HOPE HODGES EDWARDS, 2 July 2003; PPE Exhibitioner 1956. Aged 65.

DR ANN ELIZABETH HAMLIN, OBE, FSA, May 2003; Modern History, 1959.

PROFESSOR DORIS BOYCE SAUNDERS, 3 May 2003; Educational Studies, 1922. Aged 101.

MISS ELLA KATHLEEN WALLEN, 22 June 2003; Modern History, 1933. Aged 89.

MRS JUNE WELLS (née Humphreys), 10 June 2003; English, 1944. Aged 77.

DR JANET EILEEN WILSON (née McKinstry), 2003; Physiological Sciences 1942.


Worcester College

ANTHONY JOHN ELWYN BESCH, MA; scholar 1942–9. Aged 78.

RAMESH VITHALDAS DIVECHA; commoner 1948–51.

GRAHAM CHARLES WILLIAM DONALD; Overseas Services Student 1956–7.

JOHN NIGEL EARNSHAW, MA; commoner 1950–3.

ANGUS IAN ROBERT GLENDINNING, MA; commoner 1946–9.

MICHAEL JOHN ALFRED HOARE, MA; commoner 1943–9. Aged 78.

RALPH EDWARD JAMES, MA; Rhodes Scholar 1937–40.

PETER CAMPBELL KAY, MA; commoner 1948–51. Aged 75.

GEORGE STUART KEITH; MA; exhibitioner 1951–5.

DENIS MASON MULGAN, B.MUS.; Organ Scholar 1934–7.

BRIAN LEWIS NICHOLAS, B.LITT., MA; commoner and graduate student 1951–9.

ALAN BARCLAY NIHILL, MA; commoner 1941–2. Aged 80.

SEAN MCCHAUL O'NEILL, MA; commoner 1937–40. Aged 82.

LT.-COL. CARYL HOWARD PALMER, OBE, MA; commoner 1935–8.

SIR WILLIAM JEREMY MASEFIELD SHELTON, MA; commoner 1949–51. Aged 73.

MICHAEL ANTONY THOMAS, MA; commoner 1953–7. Aged 70.

KENNETH FRANK URWIN, MA; scholar 1938–46. Aged 82.


MEMORIAL SERVICES

Merton College

A Memorial Service for DR JOHN MORRIS ROBERTS (1928–2003), formerly Scholar of Keble College 1947–50, Prize Fellow of Magdalen College 1951–53, Fellow and Tutor of Merton College 1953–79, Honorary Fellow of Merton College 1980–84 and 1994–2003, Honorary Fellow of Keble College 1981–2003 and Warden of Merton College 1984–1994 will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Saturday, 11 October, in the chapel, Merton College. After the service, tea will be served in Merton College. Entry to the service will be by ticket only. Those wishing to attend should contact Mrs Helen Kingsley at Merton College (telephone: Oxford (2)86298, e-mail: helen.kingsley@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk).


St Anne's College

A Memorial Service for ANNIE MADELEINE BARNES, MA, D.PHIL. (DR.PHIL. Berne), formerly Fellow and Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College and Reader of the University, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 18 October, in the chapel, St John's College, followed by tea at St Anne's College. Those wishing to attend are asked to contact Ele Hunter (telephone: Oxford 284536, e-mail: eleanor.hunter@st-annes.ox.ac.uk).


SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING

Trinity College

A Service of Thanksgiving for MICHAEL MACLAGAN, formerly Fellow and Emeritus Fellow of the college, and JEAN MACLAGAN, will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, 4 October, in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Refreshments will be served in Trinity College after the service.

Memorial Service

A memorial service for Professor Bernard Williams (Emeritus Professor of the Philosophy Faculty and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford) will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday 25 October in King's College Chapel, Cambridge.


Museum Volunteers Wanted

Every Sunday afternoon the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and the Pitt Rivers Museum hold 'Free, family friendly activities'. These activities include explorer backpacks, sorting boxes and trails devised by education staff. The afternoons are run by a team of volunteers. We are looking for new volunteers to work with our established team. We welcome whatever level of commitment you can give! For more information please contact Janet Stott, Education Officer at the University Museum on 01865 (2)82451 or e-mail: janet.stott@oum.ox.ac.uk.


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club exists to welcome to Oxford the partners and families of academic visitors and graduate students. Come along to the Club Rooms at 13 Norham Gardens any Wednesday morning during term time, and during the summer vacation, from 10.30 a.m.–12 noon, to meet us and other Newcomers, and to make purchases at our second-hand equipment sotre. The programme for Michaelmas Term 2003 opens with a coffee morning on Wednesday 8 October, and there will be a welcome party in the Club Rooms on Sunday 2 Nov., 5-6.30 p.m.


Magdalen College School Open Morning

MCS is holding an Open Morning from 9.30 a.m. to 12 noon on Sat., 27 Sept., for the families of boys interested in joining the Junior School at ages 7 and 9, or the Senior School at ages 11, 13 and 16. Magdalen College School is one of England's leading independent schools, achieving outstanding academic results (6th best boys' school in Britain in 2002, The Times and Daily Telegraph) in a warm, friendly and supportive environment. The school also has a powerful musical tradition and enjoys considerable success in sport, art and drama. Parking is available in the school car park at the end of Cowley Place (off The Plain). Further details are avialable from the School Office (01865 242191) or Webstie: www.mesoxford.org.


The Ecco Shop

Situated in Oxford City Centre, the Ecco shop in New Inn Hall Street offers you the best selection of comfortable footwear for everyday and outdoor wear. Ecco is a Danish company specialising in designing shoes for active people. Have you tried them yet? Tel.: 01865 427885 for an Autumn brochure and details of our direct to you mail order service: www.ecco-shoes.co.uk.


Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine. 1st floor, 135 High Street, Oxford. Food individually blended, with a distinctive range of unique dishes. No artificial ingredients in the food. Restful backdrop to high-quality food and service. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m.–2.30 p.m, and 6 p.m.–11.30 p.m. Website: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.


English Speaking Union

The English-Speaking Union Lindemann Trust Fellowship Awards to the USA–2004. Fellowships are for 1 year, offered to graduates of exceptional promise in pure and applied physical sciences; stipend of $30,000. Closing date: 10 October 2003. Contact: The Education Officer, 37 Charles St, London W1J 5ED, e-mail: mary_dawson@esu.org.


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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

 


Periodicals Bought and Sold

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


Services Offered

Building/decorating: general property maintenance, repairs, decorating, shelving, light building work undertaken. Excellent references. Phone: Anthony on 01865 762576.
Manuscript typing: manuscripts and papers typed–fast and accurate service. £10 p.h/1,700 words. Tel.: 01865 311828.
Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.
Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).


Tuition Offered

Flute tuition evenings and weekends. Former professional 17 years experience. Beginners to diploma level. Please contact: Jane Rogers. Tel.: 01865 274777 (day), 01367 870417 (eve).
Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) L.R.A.M., near Kidlington, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 331147


Tuition Wanted

Italian tutor required to improve language skills. Please contact: tania.boyt@csls.ox.ac.uk in the first instance.


Books Bought and Sold

Woodstock Bookshop, 3 Market Sq., Woodstock. Mark Wratten, Secondhand books, literature, literary criticism, drama, some philosophy, religion, hisotyr of art and other. Open 7 days, 10.30 a.m.–5 p.m. but advise ring to check. Tel.: 01993 811005.
Books Bought: 01865 727928–we buy any quantity of books, from single items of importance to entire libraries on history and the humanities. Unsworth's Booksellers (ABA). Shops at 15 Turl Street, Oxford OX1 3DQ and 12 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3QA. Open every day. E-mail: books@unsworths.com. Web site: www.unsworths.com.


Domestic Services

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

 


Situations Vacant

Museum of the History of Science: Librarian. Clerical and Library Grade C3: salary £12,997–£15,053. We are looking for a Librarian to run a small specialist library in the Museum of the History of Science. The postholder will have some library experience, good interpersonal skills, the ability to work on his/her own and as part of a team, a careful apporach to library material, attention to detail and basic computer skills. A knowledge of the History of Science is not required, although a background in science or history would obviously be useful. The Librarian post is a full-time appointment, but applicatns for part-time or job-share employment will be considered. The current working hours are 9 a.m. to 5.20 p.m. Mond. to Thurs., and 9 a.m. to 5.10 p.m. on Fri., with an hour for lunch and 34 days' paid holiday per year, including bank holidays. This is an interesting job in a small, friendly department. Applications should consist of a CV with the names of 2 referees and a letter of application which should be sent to the Administrator, Margaret Hauser, at the Museum of the History of Science, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3AZ, e-mail: margaret.hauser@mhs.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 277280. If you would like further particulars about the post, please contact the Administrator. The closing date for applications is Fri., 10 Oct., and interviews will be held during the week commencing 20 October.
Oxford Analytica: we are a leading international consultancy, drawing on the scholarship of Oxford and other universities, and research institutions worldwide to serve the needs of business and governments for geostrategic, political, economic, and social analysis. We are now seeking an Oxford-based Asia Pacific Editor. The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for commissioning and editing analysis for publication in the Oxford Analytica Daily Briefand Asia Pacific Daily Brief. Managing an international network of expert contributors is an integral part of this process. Candidates should have a firm grounding in the politics and economics of the region, probably developed through a postgraduate degree and/or relevant work experience. Well developed analytical skills and the ability to write and edit with speed and accuracy under pressure are essential. Salary commensurate with experience. CV and details of current salary to: Graham Hutchings, Oxford Analytica, 5 Alfred Street, Oxford OX1 4EH. By 10 Oct.
New College School: Day Preparatory Choir School for boys aged 4- 13. We require a Maths or Science graduate to teach these subjects to KS2 and KS3, initially for Hilary and Trinity Terms 2004. Some sports teaching may also be available. Salary according to New College School Scale plus private health scheme. Please apply with the names and addresses of 2 referees to: The Principal, New College School, Savile Road, Oxford OX1 3UA. Tel.: 01865 243657. E-mail: jo.asquith@new.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Wed., 15 October, and interviews will take place on Wed. 22 Oct.
Artnik has the following vacancies: Full-time editor/Part-time researchers for a book on Tony Martin/a computer happy and socially adept office all rounder to help publisher with PR. Training provided for ambitious people who are seeking a career in publishing, and show commitment to and understanding of the imprint. We also offer work experience positions both during term time and holidays. Contact: artnikbooks@dsl.pipex.com.
St Clare's:required as soon as possible, well qualified teachers of Albanian, Estonian and Serbian to prepare students for the International Baccalaureate. Applicants should be native speakers who are able to teach literature to native speakers in their mother tongue. For full details please contact Mrs C. Gospel, Head of Languages, as soon as possible. Tel.: 01865 517333, fax: 01865 517319 or e-mail: catherine.gospel@stclares.ac.uk. Web site: www.stclares.ac.uk.
Dragon School, Oxford (650 boys and girls, aged 8-13, boarding & day) requires immediately Library Assistant (part-time), to cover 15 hours pere week, afternoons 2-5 p.m., term time only. Ability to be flexible enough to cover Librarian's occasional absences with time off in lieu; no previous library experience necessary but a reasonable computer literacy is essential. Please apply with letter and CV to: The Headmaster, Dragon School, Barndwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS. Tel.: 01865 315401; fax 01865 315429; e-mail: acn@dragonschool.org, from whom further details can be obtained.


Short Term Let

Smart 2-/3-bedroom house, recently renovated. Open-plan ground floor; 2 bathrooms (+ power showers); fully furnished, well equipped. Available Jan. to July 2004. Just south of Folly Bridge, 10/15 minutes' walk to city centre. Near Christ Church Meadows and Hinksey Park. Convenient for university departments and colleges. Suitable for visiting professional/academic couple. £850 p.c.m. inc. utility bills. Tel.: 01865 204604. E-mail: georgina.bordewich@devoff.ox.ac.uk.


Houses to Let

Iffley Road, Marston Street: St Stephen's House, Vice-principal's residence; 6 bedrooms; double garage; garden. Initially for 1 year let. £1,750 p.m. E- mail: jeremy.sheehy@theology.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 01865 432302.
Temple Cowley–£1,150 p.c.m. Attractive 3-bedroom cottage-style property in private off-street close. Offered fully furnished and equipped. Rental is inclusive of council tax and bills. Available for short term lets. Call Victoria at Scott Fraser/Lifestyle on 01865 244666.
Jericho–£1,575 p.c.m. Superb 3-bedroom period property in this desirable location. Offered furnished or unfurnished. Rent includes gardener. Available 20 Oct. Call Sarh or Sian at Scott Fraser/Lifestyle on 01865 554577.
Near Tackley: a lovely family house, luxuriously appointed and with 2.5 acres of grounds and paddocks: 6 bedrooms, 4 bath/shoer rooms, 3 reception rooms, laundry room. Stabling. Pets allowed. £2,800 p.c.m. part furnished to incl. gardener. Tel.: 01865 311522
Charming cottage, Westcott Barton, 14 miles north west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of village (bus to Oxford or drive to Charlbury Station for train). Attractively furnished and well equipped; 2 bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study). Beams, ingelnook fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden, garage. Available Oct. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.
Headington: family house to let. Newly fully refurbished, high specification, 4-bedroom detached home. Rent £1,450 p.c.m. Tel.: 07850 730524.
North Oxford 2 new bright, fully and tastefully furnished family houses with a choice of 2 bedrooms plus study or 4 bedrooms, master bedrooms with en suite, family bathroom, cloakroom lounge/diner, kitchen/breakfast, small landscaped garden, private parking available for the academic year. Best suited to professionals and visiting academics seeking excellent standard accommodation in a good residential location just north of Summertown parade with easy access to the centre of Oxford, University and hospital departments. Rents from £1,075 and £1,250 p.c.m. (short term option negotiable). Tel.: 01865 516144, fax: 01865 437996.
28 November.,2003 to 1 Jan., 2004: 7-bedroom house in North Oxford, suitable for a family. Well-appointed kitchen and facilities; 2 bathrooms and an additional separate toilet. Large garden and off-road parking. close to the Cherwell River and water meadows; 5 minute bus ride to the city centre, or a 15 minute walk across University Parks. Tel.: 01865 514568, e-mail: paul@kenelm.fsnet.co.uk.
House to let in James Street, off Cowley Road, close to all amenities, bus stop, supermarket; 4 bedrooms; 1 reception; has washing machine, microwave; c.h. Garden. £1,100 p.c.m. Available immediately. Tel.: 07748987372 (mob.) or 01865 722649.
Huge 4-bedroom house with integrated garage in Headington; adjacent to Nuffield and Churchill Hospitals; walk to John Radcliffe. Furnished with separate dining, lounge and sitting rooms. New kitchen, appliances and c.h. Internet wired. Large garden and forecourt. Available Nov. £2,000 p.c.m. Suit professional family. Contact: harvey@highstream.net.
Detached 3/4 bedroom house off Iffley and Cowley Roads. Quiet neighbourhood. Walk to shopping centre and bus routes. Clean and fully furnished, c.h., washer/drier. Front garden, separate garage and off-street parking. Responsible family or professionals preferred. £1, 200 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 762236.
Summertown: recently refurbished; fully furnished; excellent location; 3 double bedrooms (1 with en suite); big sitting room; well equipped kitchen; large garden. £1,250 p.c.m. Available end Sept. Tel.: 07050 218126 or 01608 677537.
Grandpont, 15 minutes' walk south of city centre, imaginatively remodelled Victorian house: large double bedroom, second bedroom/studio facing south; luxury bathroom with power shower; spacious open plan ground floor; fully fitted kitchen with dishwasher; south facing rear garden. £875 p.c.m. Unusual and inviting, ideal for a professional couple, sorry no smokers or pets. Available end Oct. Tel.: +44 (0)1865 721297, fax: +44 (0)1865 247070. E-mail: wendy@oxwise.co.uk.
Iffley Fields: 15 minutes' walk from city centre; 3-bedroom, tastefully remodelled Edwardian home. Fully furnished with lovely garden; non-smokers and no pets please. 6 months let whilst doctor owner on sabbatical. From mid-Oct. £1,000 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 452815. E-mail: laurie-powell@ntlworld.com.
South Oxford: 20 minutes' walk from city centre; furnished, comfortable 3-4 bedroom Edwardian house in quiet area near Hinksey Park, Jan. to Aug. 2004. Easy access to university, hospitals and ring road. Sitting room with fireplace; fitted kitchen; office/bedroom 4 (with fax and broadband); cloakroom; upstairs 2 double bedrooms, 1 single; bath with shower; south-facing rear garden with deck furniture and playhouse. Suit visiting family or 3-4 professionals. £1,000 p.m. Tel.: 01865 454092 or e-mail: michael.kooy@warwick.ac.uk.
Temple Cowley, newly renovated and furnished Victorian house with garden, close to local amenities; 1-2 reception rooms; 2-3 bedrooms. Newly fitted kitchen and bathroom. Available from end Sept. £810 p.m. plus bills. Ideal for professionals. Tel.: Teresa Twomey on 01865 437189 or e-mail: brendanstwomey@hotmail.com.
Temple Cowley–£1,150 p.c.m: attractive 3-bedroom cottage style property in private off-street close. Offered fully furnished and equipped. Rental is inclusive of council tax and bills. Available for short term letsp; Jericho–£1,575 p.c.m.: beautiful 3-bedroom period property dating back to 1819 in this desirable location close to local amenities. Offered unfrunished . Rent includes gardener. Available 1 Oct. Contact Sarah Richardson, Lettings Manager, Scott Fraser Lifestyle, 205a Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7HQ. Tel.: 01865 554577, fax: 01865 554578. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.
Convenient 3-bedroom semi in Headington with south-facing garden, very close to JR, Oxford Brookes and on bus route. Furnished, with gas c.h. Available from 20 Oct. for 11/12 months. Suit 3 n/s professional sharers or couple. £930 p.c.m. References required. Call 07990 972 616.
28 Nov.,2003–1 Jan., 2004: 7-bedroom house in North Oxford, suitable for a family. Well-appointed kitchen and facilities; 2 bathrooms and an additional separate toilet. Large garden and off-road parking. close to the Cherwell River and water meadows; 5 minute bus ride to the city centre, or a 15 minute walk across University Parks. Tel.: 01865 514568, e-mail: paul@kenelm.fsnet.co.uk.
Waterways, central north Oxford: selection of brand new luxury 4-/5- bedroom, and 3-bathroom houses in prestigious location. Master bedroom with spacious en suite; family bathroom with separate shower. Landscaped garden, some with conservatory. Elegantly furnished. Secure parking, some with own garage. High quality applicances and fittings. All properties owned, let and managed by Chase. No tenant administration fess charged. Immediately available. Tel.: Chase-the property people-01865 516060 or 07808 477850.
An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.


Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms: 2 furnished ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.
Light 1-bedroom flat: first floor. Oxford ring road above Summertown. Convenient centre and hospitals; 24-hour bus route. Off-street parking. Fully furnished; washing machine; gas c.h. Available end Sept. £575 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel./fax: 01865 554285.
Headington Quarry: smart, brand new apartment on second floor. Two bedrooms, 2 bath/shower rooms, sitting room, kitchen. Two parking spaces. £825 p.c.m. furnished. Tel.: 01865 311522.
Studio flat in quiet location near centre of Chipping Norton. Kitchen/living room, separate bathroom and bedroom. Easy parking, 3 miles Kingham Station. £425 p.c.m. E-mail: john@chippie1.demon.co.uk.
Large, 2 double bedroom attic apartment in sought after Iffley location (950 sq ft) for rent at £925 p.m. (ono); available furnished/unfurnished end Oct. onwards. Ideally suited to a caring and considerate individual/couple. Please contact 07785 754476 for further information.
Two room furnished apartment (with own bathroom and shared kitchen) in quiet country house south of Oxford. Good access to bus routes and Didcot station. Use of garden, swimming pool. Tel.: 01235 848356.
North Oxford : a very well located flat situated in the heart of Summertown (Rogers Street). Fully furnished and equipped; 2 bedrooms; bathroom; separate toilet; open plan layout; fully equipped kitchen (cooker, dishwasher, washing machine); garage. Available first week of Oct. Rent around £850 p.c.m. For further information please contact: kliene@yahoo.co.uk, or jorgeklien@yahoo.co.uk.
Abingdon Marina–available Oct. (possibly earlier), new 2- bedroom flat in Marina complex. Unfurnished. Fully-fitted kitchen; bathroom with shower and bath; double glazed; gas c.h.; fully carpeted. Off-street parking. Maintained grounds. £700 p.c.m. Phone 01865 768504 eves.

Central Headington–available Jan., close to hospitals. Beautifully converted spacious 2-bedroom flat; tastefully furnished; fully fitted kitchen; large sitting room; bathroom with bath and separate pumped shower; gas c.h.; d.g. Off-street parking. Professionals and academics only. Rent £700 p.c.m. Phone 01865 768504 eves.
Bright, furnished, 2-bedroom flat on charming Osney Island, minutes' walk to Oxford Station and city/university centre. Available end Sept. References and deposit required. Rent £770 p.c.m. Tel.: Noble on 01608 677570 or e-mail: noblefam@onetel.net.uk.
Boars Hill: new purpose-built detached 1-bedroom flat in quiet rural location, 4 miles from centre of Oxford. Fully appointed kitchen/living room; shower room; bedroom. Garage parking, garden area, beautiful views. No smoking/pets. Would suit professional. £695 p.c.m. + utilities. Tel.: 01865 736218. E-mail: nicktwist@pyehomes.co.uk.
A spacious and airy 2-bedroom, top(2nd)-floor flat to let in Waterways (Frenchay Road), a few minutes walking from Summertown, and close to city centre. The property is in excellent condition and has high ceilings. Fully furnished and equipped, lift, secure video entry system and alarm. Light and airy lounge/dining room. Large double bedroom with fitted wardrobes, and en suiteshower room. Smaller double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and desk. Views of the Oxford canal and Port Meadow. Tiled bathroom; well equipped kitchen with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and automatic washing machine. Gas c.h., and designated parking space. £1,150 p.c.m. Available immediately. A second, similarly equipped, somewhat smaller 2-bedroom flat on Rewley Road, close to railway station and city centre is available 1 Oct., at £895 p.c.m. Both are ideal for visiting academics. Tel./fax : 01865 880018. Mobile 07788562300. E-mail: momoyolord@hotmail.com.
Central North Oxford 1- and 2-bedroom apartments in a charming grand and secure Victorian house with ample parking, and within minutes walk from most central university and hospital departments. Would best suit mature professional and visiting academics. The 1-bed available from £725 p.c.m, the 2-beds available from £825 p.c.m. For further information on the above, and on a variety of north Oxford apartments and houses available for the academic year tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.


Serviced Accommodation

Fully furnished and serviced 3 and 4 star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford, 15 minutes' from Oxford city centre. Suitable for short lets for visiting academics or business people. From £320 p.w. all inc. Sleeps 2-5 people. Tel.: 07870 234 725. Web site: http://www.weeklyhome.com. E-mail: info@weeklyhome.com.
North Oxford : the luxury alternative to a hotel or letting, brand new high quality serviced accommodation, secure parking, elegantly appointed, located within prestigious Waterways development in central location 5 minutes' from city centre: fully landscaped garden for own use, maid service to suit, other facilities provided upon request. Short or long term stay to meet your needs. For further details please contact Chase-the property people-01865 516060 or 07808 477850.


Self-Catering Accommodation

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


Accommodation Offered

Lovely bedsit with fitted kitchen, including new washing machine and drier, at the top of North Oxford house in quiet location. Residential parking. Suit quiet professional or mature student. £120 p.w. incl. all bills. Available now. Call 01865 553576 between 5 and 7 p.m.
Study/bedroom to let in converted barn in Abingdon town centre, sharing with 1 other. On bus route to Oxford, convenient for local amenities. Would suit graduate student, researcher. £325 p.c.m. incl. bills. Tel.: 0797 367 9562.
Oxford B & B: attractive, quiet and convenient home from home. Per night, single £38, double £50. Weekly rate less 20%. Monthly rates negotiable. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com
Self-contained bedsitting room, kitchen and bathroom to let in North Oxford. Washing machine, microwave, cooker etc.; very comfortable, good condition; all utilities included except telephone; telephone connection point. £450 p.m. Suitable for 1 person. Ideal for researcher or D.Phil. student. Contact: Pat Wakefield on 01865 278118/558137, or e-mail: wakefieldpat@hotmail.com from Mon. 29 Sept.
Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. Short stay (up to 6 weeks). £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: coulsonm@btconnect.com.

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


Accommodation Sought

Due to unforseen circumstances, quiet, mature (female) undergraduate (with extremely youthful spirit!) needs somewhere to live in Oxford for next academic year. Please contact me on 07949 782 965 or by e-mail: sue.marcus@stcatz.ox.ac.uk.
Quiet considerate mature female artist seeks spare room/studio space. Central north Oxford/Jericho preferred. P/t MA Fine Art also working at the Ashmolean. Please tel.: 0771 228 2439.
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Holiday Lets

Southwest France, between Albi and Cordes, farmhouse with 6 acres, swimming pool. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, large kitchen, sleeps 8. Several airports within easy reach. Available 30 Aug. onwards. Call Barry Simpson on 01608 810818 or see http://web.onetel.net.uk~sally_simpson/Batut.htm for details.
Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large seculded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include cen suite\ accommodation, heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks. Tel.: Marion on 01865 554122 or e-mail via Web site: www.hidden-sw- france.com.
Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1- bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well-equipped with television, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Available from late July, 3 nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 per week or £950 per month for members of the university. (Non-member rates are £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.
Peaceful Cornish B & B: this year come to stay at Colgare House B & B if you are visiting the gardens of Cornwall this year why not stay at Colgare House B & B, strategically placed on the Lanhydrock Estate near Bodmin, surrounded by woodlands and pasture Colgare is a tranquil Victorian house offering 2 double and 2 single bedrooms for guests all of which have magnificent views to the south. From this central point, with access to the A30 and A38 it is only 20 minutes to The Eden Project and 35 minutes to the Lost Gardens of Heligan as well as either of Cornwall's North or South coasts. Well behaved dogs are welcome. B & B from £28–£35 per person per night. Phone Colgare House 01208 269 605. E-mail: colgarehouse@onetel.net.uk.
Venice: large flat in the heart of Venice, near Palazzo Grassi, in the heart of Venice, with large traditional sitting-room, and separate dining room, well-appointed kitchen, 1 double bedroom with en suitebathroom, second bedroom with twin beds, third bedroom with 1 bed (+ 1), and a second bathroom. The flat is ideal for a family, in pristine condition, and available for short periods on a weekly basis at £600 per week. Tel.: + 39 0423 723582, e-mail: tagariello@libero.it.


Flats for sale

One of the most beautiful places in Italy! Two exquisite apartments in Verona. Highest technical specifications. 165,000 and 195,000 Euros. Hill view, olives, vines, historic church from 712 A.D., Lago di Garda; 15 minutes airport, town centre. Please tel.: 0039 335 6885580 or e-mail: mariusli@tin.it.
North Oxford : sunny ground-floor flat with own patio and direct access to secluded communal garden. Sitting room with galley kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, lobby. Managed by Wyndham Housing Association for aided, independent living; 60 the lowest age limit. £64,950. Call 01865 516102 between 8 a.m–12 noon/6–10 p.m. for information and viewing.


House for Sale

Beckley: rare opportunity to purchase beautifully renovated detached period house in the heart of the picturesque and much sought after village of Beckley, just 5 miles from Oxford, with close access to M40. The property enjoys splendid views of Otmoor. Beckley offers an excellent village school and a popular village pub! Good size accommodation comprising: entrance hall; sitting room; dining room; kitchen/breakfast room; utility; cloakroom; landing;master bedroon with en suiteshower; 2 further double bedrooms; family bathroom. Outside: garden with shed and patio area, parking for 2 cars. For further details tel. 01865 358901 or 01865 553580.


For Sale

Bookcase made from old pine, 7 shelves; 7ft 1in tall, 35½ inches wide, 11 inches deep. £175. Buyer collects. Tel.: 01865 510635.
Three-quarter size violin–E.R.Schmidt c. 1890, beautiful tone; 󠳩ze bow, A Carlesso, and good case. £1,000 or nearest offer. Please tel.: 01235 535563 if interested.
Car for sale: N Reg. Fiat Punto; Red; 80,000 miles; MOT until Aug. '04; tax until Jan. '04; alarm and immobiliser; radio cassette; very good condition and well looked after. £1,800. Tel.: Patricia, 01865 723000.

NUFFIELD PROFESSORSHIP OF ANAESTHETICS

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from the earliest convenient date. The successful candidate will provide a lead in the provision of research and teaching in Anaesthesia and will have a strong record of relevant research. Candidates whose research is in the field of pain relief or of cardiovascular medicine will be especially welcome. It is expected that an honorary consultant contract will be negotiated with the Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals NHS Trust. The professorship may be held by a practising clinician who is a fellow of the Royal College of Anaesthetists or its overseas equivalent, but non-clinical scientists who have appropriate research interests, expertise and achievements are also encouraged to apply.

A non-stipendiary fellowship at Pembroke 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, 27 October.


DIEBOLD PROFESSORSHIP OF COMPARATIVE PHILOLOGY

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2004, or such later date as may be arranged, in succession to Professor A. Morpurgo Davies. A non-stipendiary fellowship at Worcester College is attached to the professorship.

The professorship, which is funded by a benefaction from Professor A. Richard Diebold, Jr., is held in the Faculty of Classics. The professor will be required to lecture and give instruction in Indo-European and the history and comparative philology of the Indo-European languages, and will be expected to have and maintain an outstanding record in research and to play a major part in sustaining and promoting research in these subjects.

Further details, 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, 27 October.


LUC HOFFMANN PROFESSORSHIP OF FIELD ORNITHOLOGY

The University seeks to appoint the first holder of the recently established Luc Hoffmann Professorship of Field Ornithology in the Department of Zoology, to take up office on or before 1 October 2004. The department has historic strengths in Field Ornithology, and contains the Edward Grey Institute for Field Ornithology together with the Alexander Library. It is expected that the professor will be director of the institute.

The professor will have an international reputation for research in Field Ornithology, and will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Edward Grey Institute and the department. A non-stipendiary fellowship at Wolfson 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, 10 November.


PROFESSORSHIP OF RUSSIAN

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from October 2004, or such later date as may be arranged. The professor will be a scholar of international distinction who will provide academic leadership over a wide range of studies in any area of Russian language and literature. The faculty has a preference for a literary specialist in the post-1820 era, although specialists in earlier periods would not be excluded. The successful candidate will play a full and active role in the development and delivery of the aims and objectives of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, especially the sustaining and promotion of research in Russian and other Slavonic languages.

A non-stipendiary professorial fellowship at New 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, 10 November.


DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE

Directorship of the Oxford Institute of Biomedical Engineering

The Department of Engineering Science is establishing an Institute of Biomedical Engineering in Oxford. At present, six research groups in the department work on the following biomedical engineering projects: needle-free delivery of vaccines in powder form to the skin; clinical medical imaging; e-health; regenerative biomedical technology; orthopaedic biomedical engineering; and cardiovascular biomedical engineering.

A founding Director is sought to draw together this disparate research activity and place it as a coherent programme within the new Institute to be built within easy reach of a number of hospitals in the city area. The successful candidate is expected to have a distinguished academic record and considerable practical experience in planning, raising funds for, and directing an institute of biomedical engineering or similar description. He/she is expected to have sound industrial experience either directly or through significant research collaboration between academia and industry.

The position will be at RSIV level, part-time (of the order of 40 per cent in the early months), for an initial period of thre years starting 1 October 2003 or as soon after as may be convenient to both parties. The minimum starting salary will be £46,789.

Informal enquiries may be directed to either Professor L. Tarassenko (e-mail: lionel.tarassenko@eng.ox.ac.uk), or Professor B.J. Bellhouse (e-mail: brian.bellhouse@eng.ox.ac.uk).

Further particulars may be obtained from Mr C.J. Scotcher, Senior Administrator, Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ, to whom written applications should be made, enclosing a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees. Reference BIO/BJB/DF/03/054 should be quoted in all correspondence. The closing date for applications is 29 September.


DEPARTMENT OF STATISTICS AND DEPARTMENT OF POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

Readership in Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences

In association with Nuffield College

The Department of Politics and International Relations and the Department of Statistics propose to appoint a Reader in Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences. The readership is tenable from 1 January 2004, or an agreed date thereafter, and will be held in conjunction with a Professorial Fellowship at Nuffield College.

Applicants should have an international reputation for research in statistics, preferably in relation to the social sciences; the skills and commitment to help establish and develop the Centre for Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences; an established ability to teach statistical methods to graduate students, and an established ability to contribute to graduate lecturing and to supervise research students.

The university salary will be on the scale £37,629--£43,067 per annum (pay award pending), with a Nuffield College Academic allowance of £16,010 per annum.

Candidates will be considered on the basis of the selection criteria outlined in the further particulars. The further particulars can be obtained by e-mailing vacancies@politics.ox.ac.uk, or by visiting http://www.politics.ox.ac.uk/vacancies, or by telephoning Oxford (2)78700. 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 in support of their application to Emily Constantine, Department of Politics and International Relations, George Street, Oxford OX1 2RL, by noon on Friday, 24 October. It is expected that interviews will be held in November or December.


DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

University Lecturership in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition

In association with Kellogg College

The University proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition from 1 January 2004, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be offered a fellowship at Kellogg College.

The department is committed to maintaining and enhancing the excellent quality of its research which received grade 5 recognition in the 2001 RAE. It is at the same time committed to maintaining high standards achieved in all of its teaching.

The post arises as a result of the current expansion in the area of second language acquisition, notably through the recent introduction of the M.Sc. in Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition and the increased number of applications for higher degrees by research leading to D.Phil. The successful candidate will contribute to the teaching of the Master's course and to the development of second language teaching and research. In addition, he or she will be expected to contribute, where appropriate, to other courses offered and to supervise M.Sc. and D.Phil. students.

The appointment will be on the Oxford scale for university lecturers without a tutorial fellowship, up to £42,900 per annum (under review), and will have an association with Kellogg College.

Further particulars are available from the Secretary to the Director, Department of Educational Studies, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY (telephone: Oxford (2)74024, e-mail: sara.loosemore@edstud.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be sent by post to arrive not later than 22 October.


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIVISION (DEPARTMENT OF MATERIALS)

University Lecturership in Materials, in a field related to Quantum Information Processing

In association with Mansfield College

The Department of Materials proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Materials with effect from 1 January 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship by Mansfield College, under arrangements described in the further particulars. The combined university and college salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 (as at 1 August 2002, under review). Applicants should have a strong research background in a field related to Quantum Information Processing. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out advanced research and teaching in the Department of Materials, and to give tuition to, and be responsible for organising the tuition of, junior members of Mansfield College reading for degrees in Materials Science.

Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties and full range of benefits and allowances attached to both the university and college appointments, may be obtained from the departmental Web site, http://www.materials.ox.ac.uk, or from Professor G.D.W. Smith, FRS, Head of Department, Department of Materials, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PH (e-mail: head.department@materials.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 17 October.


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIVISION (MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE)

University Lecturership in Stochastic Analysis

In association with Worcester College

The Mathematical Institute proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Stochastic Analysis, in conjunction with a Tutorial Fellowship at Worcester College, under arrangements described in the further particulars. The combined university and college salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum (pay award pending). The successful candidate must have a record of internationally excellent research in the field of stochastic analysis. He or she will be expected to join the research group led by Professor Terry Lyons and to teach pure mathematics to a high standard at both undergraduate and graduate level.

Further particulars, containing details of the application procedure and of the duties, may be obtained from Brenda Willoughby, Administrative Assistant, Mathematical Institute, 24--9 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LB (telephone: Oxford (2)73542, fax: (2)73583, e-mail: brenda@maths.ox.ac.uk), or by visiting http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 17 October.


SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL

University Lecturership in Management Studies (Accounting)

In association with Keble College

The Saïd Business School seeks applications for the above post starting 1 January 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. Commensurate with rank, candidates should demonstrate excellence or potential excellence in research and teaching in the areas of either management or financial accounting. The University Lecturership is associated with a Tutorial Fellowship at Keble College. The combined university and college salary would be according to age on the scale up to £42,900 per annum (under review). Additional college allowances may be available. Full details of both posts are available in the further particulars.

Candidates should have (or be expected soon to have) a doctorate in Accounting. Candidates with a strong research orientation are sought.

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

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

Candidates will be considered for the post on the basis of the selection criteria outlined in the further particulars. Further particulars, and methods of application are available on http://www.sbs.ox.ac.uk/ or can be obtained from Jennifer Fielding, Saïd Business School, Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HP (telephone: Oxford (2)88813, fax: (2)88810, e-mail: acvacs@sbs.ox.ac.uk). Completed applications and three references (to be forwarded directly by the applicant's referees) should be sent to Jennifer Fielding at the Saïd Business School by Friday, 10 October.


CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Appointment of Research Officer/Research Fellow, Product Liability and Regulatory Issues

Applications are invited for the position of Research Officer/Research Fellow as part of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies' new Product Liability and Regulatory Issues Programme. The Research Fellow will help develop and will conduct research within the area of product liability and regulatory issues under the guidance of an Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee will determine the specific research projects to be undertaken in consultation with the appointee.

Applicants should have a doctorate or other higher degree in one of the disciplines relevant to socio-legal research and should have some research experience. Previous experience in product liability and regulatory issues is not essential but candidates must be prepared to devote themselves to that subject matter. Applications should have strong analytic and technical capabilities, a good publication record, good communication skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

The appointment will be on the academic-related research staff 1A scale (£18,265--£27,339), and the starting salary of the successful candidate will be fixed according to qualifications and experience. This is a three-year research programme. The appointment will be for an initial period of one year, with the possibility of renewal thereafter for an additional two years. The position is subject to a six-month probationary period.

Letters of application together with a detailed curriculum vitae, a full statement of current research interests, and the names of two academic referees should be sent to the Administrator, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD. Candidates are asked to arrange for references to be sent by their referees directly to the Administrator; it is important they arrive by the closing date. Reference CX03005 should be quoted on all communications.

The closing date for applications is 5 p.m. (GMT) Friday, 17 October. Interviews will be held in mid-November.


BOARD OF THE FACULTY OF MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES AND COMMITTEE OF MANAGEMENT OF THE LANGUAGE CENTRE

Instructorship in Spanish

The post is available from 1 January 2004 or as soon as possible afterwards. The appointee will be required to give up to sixteen hours of language instruction in each of the ten weeks of the University's three terms each year. The person appointed will be expected to have experience, and preferably professional qualifications, in language teaching, and to have native competence in Spanish. Salary: £18,265--£21,125 per annum (pay award pending).

The closing date for applications is Friday, 24 October. Further particulars are available from Ms L. Barham, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (telephone: Oxford (2)70752, e-mail: louise.barham@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk).


UNIVERSITY OFFICES

Appointment of Deputy Head (Planning), Planning and Resource Allocation Section

Applications are invited for the post of Deputy Head (Planning) in the Planning and Resource Allocation Section of the University's Central Administration. Principal areas of work will include: management and development of the University's annual planning round; management of the University's submission to the next HEFCE Research Quality Assessment Exercise; liaison with academic divisions, departments, and services throughout the University on planning and related matters; and management of the planning interface with colleges. The post-holder will act as secretary to the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee, one of the major university committees, which will provide the focus for much of his/her work. There will be extensive liaison with senior staff both within Oxford and elsewhere, and the post-older will deputise for the Head of Section in both management of staff and in policy development.

Candidates should be graduates with a strong intellectual background, good judgement, and excellent communication skills (including the ability to liaise sensitively with divisions, departments, and other parts of the University). They should be able to provide innovative solutions to complex problems and have the capacity to manage a wide range of work, at times under pressure. The person appointed will be capable of making a significant contribution to the development of policy and practice in one of the world's leading universities.

The successful candidate will have several years' experience in a university or similar environment, and be seeking to take on a demanding role as part of their long-term career development. Starting salary will be fixed according to experience on the ALC 4 scale (salary £30,660--£36,712).

Further particulars may be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)70120, or e- mailing to posts@admin.ox.ac.uk. Applications, including a covering letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Ms J.M. Williams, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by noon on Wednesday, 15 October.

The particulars for the post are also available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/.


DEPARTMENT FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION SERVICES

Appointment of Secretary to the Continuing Education Board

The Department for Continuing Education and the University's Central Administration wish to appoint a Secretary to the Continuing Education Board who will be the prime academic administrator for Continuing Education, overseeing the administrative support in the department for all its academic activities and serving as the executive officer of the Continuing Education Board. The Department for Continuing Education is highly successful with some 16,000--17,000 part-time mature students registered each year. This new post, which combines duties previously distributed between the department and the central administration, offers a major opportunity for involvement in all aspects of the department's academic organisation, including strategic planning, quality assurance, course development, and student support. Extensive administrative and management experience in higher education or a similar environment is essential.

The post will be on the ALC5 scale (salary £32,251--£39,958 per annum).

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/, by e-mail (e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk), or by telephoning Oxford (2)70120. The closing date for applications is noon on 27 October.


MERTON COLLEGE

Research Fellowship in Pure Mathematics

Applications are invited for this fellowship, tenable for three years from 1 October 2004, for research in Pure Mathematics including its applications in Computing. Although this is primarily a research fellowship, the fellow will be expected to give sixteen lectures a year at the Mathematical Institute and provide a limited amount of undergraduate teaching. The stipend for a University Lecturer is £22,191 at age thirty or above. In addition, the fellow will hold a part-time consultancy at GCHQ, Cheltenham, for two months each summer, with a supplementary stipend of £3,000 a year. Funding of up to £2,000 per year for travel overseas will also be available from GCHQ. Appointment is restricted to British nationals only and is open to both men and women.

Further particulars and application forms can be obtained from the Warden's Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (telephone: Oxford (2)76352, fax: (2)76282, e-mail: lisa.lawrence@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk< /a>).

The closing date for applications is 10 November. E-mail applications cannot be accepted.


ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships

The following Junior Research Fellowships are offered:

The Fulford Junior Research Fellowship, this year offered in Philosophy, Theology, Archaeology, Classical Languages, Classical Studies.

The Anna Biegun Warburg Junior Research Fellowship in Human and Social Sciences, including Sociology, Social Anthropology (except African), Socio-Legal Studies, Social Psychology and the Cognitive Sciences, Economics, Politics, or Geography.

The Ioma Evans-Pritchard Junior Research Fellowship in Social Anthropology in Africa.

The Joanna Randall-Maciver Junior Research Fellowship in Fine Art, Music, or Literature (any nation, any period); open only to women.

The college invites applications for the above Junior Research Fellowships, open to women or men (except the Joanna Randall-MacIver Junior Research Fellowship, which is open only to women) and tenable for one or two years from 1 October 2004. The posts are open to graduates in their second or subsequent year of research.

Further particulars can be found at http://www.stannes.ox.ac.uk. Those unable to access the WWW can obtain further particulars from the Tutor for Junior Research Fellowships' Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 7HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74825, e-mail: heather.law@st-annes.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 17 October 2003.

St Anne's College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Appointment of College Computing Officer

St Antony's College intends to appoint a full-time Computing Officer. The Computing Officer will provide computing support to the college and its seven associated centres. The post-holder will report to the Computing Manager.

The appointment will be made on the university administrative staff grade 1 scale (salary £18,265--£20,311 per annum, depending on experience).

Further particulars are available from http://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/pe ople/computing-officer.shtml or by contacting the Bursar's Secretary, St Antony's College, Oxford OX2 6JF. The closing date for application is Friday, 17 October.


ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Tutorial Fellowship and University Lecturership (CUF) in Medieval and Renaissance English Literature

In association with the Faculty of English Language and Literature

St Hugh's College intends to appoint a Tutorial Fellow and University Lecturer (CUF) in Medieval and Renaissance English Literature from 1 October 2004. The salary will be on an age-related scale from £24,931 to £42,900, with a living-out allowance of £4,381.

Further particulars are available from the Academic Administrator, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (e-mail: marie.mcallister@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 15 October.


ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Appointment of Alumni and Development Officer

St Peter's College wishes to appoint an Alumni and Development Officer. The appointment will support the work of the Development Office generally, and the St Peter's Society and the college s 75th Anniversary events programmes in particular. The post-holder will write and edit Development Office material, and maintain and improve the college's Development Web site. The successful candidate will be self-motivated with outstanding interpersonal skills, strong organisational abilities, and will have a flexible approach to working.

This post would suit a recent graduate or other candidate wishing to develop a career in fund-raising and alumni relations. Familiarity with the University and its colleges would be an advantage. Salary, subject to qualifications and experience, is likely to be linked to the the university clerical grade 5 scale, within the range £17,416--£18,984 (currently under review).

Further details and application instructions may be obtained from the Deputy Development Director, St Peter's College, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DL (telephone: Oxford (2)78910, e-mail: sean.rainey@st-peters.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 1 October.


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowship in the Arts

University College invites applications for a Junior Research Fellowship in the fields of English Language and Literature, Music, and Modern Languages tenable for a period of three years from 1 October 2004. A stipend of £15,245 (under review) will normally be paid, though at a reduced rate if the successful candidate is in receipt of other emoluments. The statutes permit the election of persons up to the age of thirty-five, but it is normally expected that the successful candidate will be under thirty years of age.

The fellow will be entitled to accommodation in college or a housing allowance (£4,062.50 per annum), and to the common table: lunch and dinner at the college's expense. S/he will receive an academic allowance of £1,254 per annum The fellow may be asked to do a limited amount of teaching for the college, for which payment will be made at capitation rates.

Application forms, further particulars, and information for referees may be obtained from the College Secretary, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH (e-mail: jrf@univ.ox.ac.uk), or downloaded from http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23 October.


Lady Wallis Budge Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology

University College invites applications for a Junior Research Fellowship in Egyptology tenable for a period of three years from 1 October 2004. A stipend of £15,245 (under review) will normally be paid, though at a reduced rate if the successful candidate is in receipt of other emoluments. The statutes permit the election of persons up to the age of thirty-five, but it is normally expected that the successful candidate will be under thirty years of age.

The fellow will be entitled to accommodation in college or a housing allowance (£4,062.50 per annum), and to the common table: lunch and dinner at the college's expense. S/he will receive an academic allowance of £1,254 per annum The fellow may be asked to do a limited amount of teaching for the college, for which payment will be made at capitation rates.

Application forms, further particulars, and information for referees may be obtained from the College Secretary, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH (e-mail: jrf@univ.ox.ac.uk), or downloaded from http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23 October.


Scott Family Junior Research Fellowship for studies into Autism

University College invites applications for a Scott Family Junior Research Fellowship for studies into Autism tenable for a period of three years from 1 January 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. The fellow will be expected to participate in the newly established programme of research under Professor Anthony Bailey in the Department of Psychiatry. The main focus of the research is on establishing the genetic and neurobiological basis of autism and related disorders. The successful candidate will have a background in either developmental cognitive psychology or statistics and will be involved in the development of cognitive tests of milder phenotypic expression or the analysis of complex family-genetic data sets.

The successful applicant will be working as a part of a multidisciplinary team co-ordinating a large international consortium to identify the susceptibility genes for autism and related disorders. There is a particular focus on identifying the full range of phenotypic expression in relatives, using convergent approaches that include direct cognitive testing, with the aim of establishing genotype-phenotype correlation and the factors affecting phenotypic expression.

A stipend of £15,245 (under review) will normally be paid, though at a reduced rate if the successful candidate is in receipt of other emoluments. The statutes permit the election of persons up to the age of thirty-five, but it is normally expected that the successful candidate will be under thirty years of age.

The fellow will be entitled to accommodation in college or a housing allowance (£4,062.50 per annum), and to the common table. S/he will receive an academic allowance of £1,254 per annum The fellow may be asked to do a limited amount of teaching for the college, for which payment will be made at capitation rates.

Application forms, further particulars, and information for referees may be obtained from the College Secretary, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH (e-mail: jrf@univ.ox.ac.uk), or downloaded from http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for the application is 23 October.


Stevenson Junior Research Fellowship in Life and Environmental Sciences and Medical Sciences

University College invites applications for a Stevenson Junior Research Fellowship in the fields of Archaeology, Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy and Genetics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, and Clinical Medicine (see http://www.ox.ac.uk/departments/#4 for detailed medical areas) tenable for a period of three years from 1 October 2004. A stipend of £15,245 (under review) will normally be paid, though at a reduced rate if the successful candidate is in receipt of other emoluments. The statutes permit the election of persons up to the age of thirty-five, but it is normally expected that the successful candidate will be under thirty years of age.

The fellow will be entitled to accommodation in college or a housing allowance (£4,062.50 per annum), and to the common table: lunch and dinner at the college's expense. S/he will receive an academic allowance of £1,254 per annum The fellow may be asked to do a limited amount of teaching for the college, for which payment will be made at capitation rates.

Application forms, further particulars, and information for referees may be obtained from the College Secretary, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH (e-mail: jrf@univ.ox.ac.uk), or downloaded from http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for the application is 23 October.


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Junior Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for a Junior Research Fellowship in Islamic Studies tenable at the Centre from 1 January 2004, with the possibility of renewal for a further year.

Candidates should be engaged in advanced studies concerned with some aspect of the culture and civilisation of Muslim societies. The purpose of the fellowship is to assist the holder to undertake such studies and to allow opportunities for involvement in the social and academic activities of the Centre.

The fellowship carries a stipend of £12,000 per annum and full membership of the Centre.

Applications, including a research statement, a curriculum vitae, and the names of two academic referees, should be sent by 30 October to the Director, OCIS, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR.


CHRIST'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Open Junior Research Fellowships

The governing body of Christ's College invites applications for one or two Open Research Fellowships, available in any subject and tenable for a period of four years from 1 October 2004. (Successful applicants conducting research in parasitology or biological and clinical sciences relevant to cancer would be appointed to the Fantham Fellowship.) Tenure of all Junior Research Fellowships may be split by a period, or periods, of intermission (unpaid) not exceeding two years in duration, to enable the holder to pursue research away from Cambridge.

Application is open to holders of a degree from, or current members of, any university in the British Isles who, by 1 January 2004, will have completed at least three but not more than ten terms of full-time research. Normally, candidates who have passed their twenty-eighth birthday by 1 January 2004 will not be eligible; candidates above this age should give the reasons why the age restriction should be waived in their case.

A Junior Research Fellow will receive a stipend on the scale £11,016-- £16,624, depending on experience and length of tenure of the fellowship. Financial support from other sources will be taken into account. Fellows living out of college will receive a supplement of approximately £2,984. Research Fellows are entitled to a room free of charge and seven free meals per week. A limited amount of teaching for the college is permitted, for which payment will be made at the usual rate. Research expenses may also be paid.

Application forms are available on the college Web site, http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jrf/, and may also be requested in writing from the JRF Co-ordinator, Christ's College, Cambridge CB2 3BU. Completed application forms should be sent to the JRF Co-ordinator so as to reach him not later than Friday, 17 October. Candidates should also arrange for two people familiar with their work to send references direct to the JRF Co-ordinator by the same date. The appropriate forms for the use of referees will be included with the application forms. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Short-listed candidates will be invited by letter to submit by Friday, 7 November three copies of any published or unpublished work with which they wish to support their application. This work need not be a formal dissertation, but it should illustrate the nature and quality of their research work. The successful candidate(s) will be notified by the end of January 2004.

Note: candidates are not interviewed for these fellowships.


CLARE HALL, CAMBRIDGE

Research Fellowships in the Sciences

The governing body of Clare Hall proposes to elect one or more non-stipendiary Research Fellows in the Sciences for a period of three years starting from October 2004. These are normally for applicants who have recently finished their doctorate. Applicants who have previously held college research fellowships in Oxford or Cambridge are not eligible. Non-stipendiary Research Fellows will be expected to demonstrate that they have adequate financial support throughout the period of the fellowship.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Friday, 24 October. Candidates are responsible for seeing that their curriculum vitae and references reach the college by this date.

Application forms may be obtained from the Tutorial Secretary, Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL (e-mail: jrfc@clarehall.cam.ac.uk).


Research Fellowships in the Arts and Social Sciences

The governing body of Clare Hall proposes to elect one stipendiary Research Fellow and one or more non-stipendiary Research Fellows in the Arts and Social Sciences for a period of three years starting from October 2004. These are normally for applicants who have recently finished their doctorate. Applicants who have previously held college research fellowships in Oxford or Cambridge are not eligible. Non-stipendiary Research Fellows will be expected to demonstrate that they have adequate financial support throughout the period of the fellowship.

The closing date for the receipt of applications and references is Friday, 24 October. Candidates are responsible for seeing that their curriculum vitae and references reach the college by this date.

Application forms may be obtained from the Tutorial Secretary, Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL (e-mail: jrfc@clarehall.cam.ac.uk).


PETERHOUSE, CAMBRIDGE

Research Fellowships

The governing body of Peterhouse, applying the benefactions of the late William Stone, former Scholar of the college, and of Sir Michael Sobell, intends to elect a number of Research Fellows, who will enter upon their tenure on 1 October 2004.

Candidates must by 1 October 2004 have passed all examinations required for a first degree at a university and must at the same date be not more than four years from the start of their doctorate. Candidature will be restricted to graduates of, or those studying at, universities in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

Candidates should obtain an application form from the Secretary to the Research Fellowships Committee or from the college Web site, http://www.pet.cam.ac. uk/vacancies/research-fellowship.html. They will be asked to name two or three referees who know their work, and to request them to write to the Master a letter supporting their candidature. The completed application form and the letters from referees must reach the Master by 5 January 2004.

The electors will make a short-list of candidates who will be invited to submit dissertations or other written work. Some of these candidates will subsequently be invited for interview.

The annual remuneration of a research fellow is at present £16,178 (non-resident in college) or £14,380 (resident), with an annual book allowance of £360 and a travel allowance of up to £539. Stipends will be subject to deductions in consideration of emoluments from other sources. In the case of a research fellow who has not yet taken a doctorate, the college may pay certain approved university fees. Research fellows are 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. Free rooms in college with service may be provided for a fellow who is single. All research fellows are allowed seven free meals a week at the common table. There is an entertainment allowance in kind. The tenure is three years and in certain circumstances may be renewed for a further year. Up to one year's absence may be granted.

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


TRINITY HALL, CAMBRIDGE

The Mastership

Professor Peter Clarke will retire from the office of Master of Trinity Hall, Cambridge, on 30 September 2004, and the governing body has commenced the search for a successor. The position may be either full-time, or part-time if held in conjunction with a university post.

Candidates are invited to send a curriculum vitae to the Vice Master at Trinity Hall, Cambridge CB2 1TJ, who will be pleased to answer any queries. Suggestions of possible candidates will also be welcome.

Details of the college are available on its Web site
(http://www.trinhall.cam.ac.uk), or through the prospectus, which may be obtained from Ginny Barrett (telephone: 01223 332540, fax: 01223 765157, e-mail: vfab2@cam.ac.uk) at Trinity Hall. Applications, addressed to the Vice Master, must be received by 13 October.

Trinity Hall is an equal opportunities employer.

Friday 26 September

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


Saturday 27 September

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


Tuesday 30 September

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


Wednesday 1 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk, in series `The Curator and the Collection' (Dr Andrew Topsfield): `Tibetan Thangka paintings', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Friday 3 October

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


Saturday 4 October

ST JOHN'S COLLEGE RESEARCH CENTRE: one-day workshop on `Evidence', 10.20 a.m.–5 p.m. (to attend, e-mail: research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk). ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Treasures of the Ashmolean', 11 a.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Tuesday 7 October

CONGREGATION meeting, 12 noon (vice-Chancellor's Oration). ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Grand Tour', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Wednesday 8 October

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


Thursday 9 October

EILUNED EDWARDS: `Analysing the social fabric: changing patterns of production, use, and exchange of embroidered textiles in Kachchh District, Gujarat' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 6.30 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).


Friday 10 October

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


Saturday 11 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talks: `Treasures of the Ashmolean' and `Harvest themes in art', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Sunday 12 October

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM begins.


Monday 13 October

M. FEDUNKIW: `Malaria motion pictures as a tool in public health education' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.


Tuesday 14 October

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


Wednesday 15 October

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


Thursday 16 October

DR B. CUMMINGS: `Hamlet's luck: Shakespeare and the sixteenth-century Bible' (annual Hertford College Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.


Friday 17 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Death and burial in ancient Egypt', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.) SIR BERNARD INGHAM and MISS AMANDA PLATELL: `The wages of sin' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.


Saturday 18 October

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


Monday 20 October

N. EVANS: `The medical dangers associated with the expansion of passenger shipping in Victorian Britain' (Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine seminars: `Segregation and exclusion in public health and disease control'), Wellcome Unit, 2.15 p.m.


Tuesday 21 October

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Early watches: jewel or machine?', 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.) PROFESSOR F. DRIVER: `The active life: the explorer as subject' (DNB seminars: `Lives in action, word, and image'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m. PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS: `Phase separation in polymer blends in real and reciprocal spaces' (Hume–Rothery Memorial Lecture), Lecture Room 1, Thom Building, Department of Engineering Science, 6.30 p.m. PROFESSOR T. CHARLES-EDWARDS: `Early Christianity in Ireland and Celtic Britain' (public lectures: `Early Christianity in Britain and Ireland'), Blackfriars, 8 p.m.