Oxford University Gazette: 26 February 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4688: 26 February 2004

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PLANNING AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 12 March 2004.

Nuffield Professorship of Comparative Politics

1 In Council Regulations 24 of 2002, Ch. VII, Sect I § 5. B SCHEDULE A, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 381, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2002, Gazette, Vol. 131. p. 717, and subsequently redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Vol. 132, p. 1451), after `Drummond Professor of Political Economy' insert:

`Nuffield Professor of Comparative Politics'.

2 Ibid., Sect II (p. 490, as amended by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001) delete existing § 267 and insert new § 267 as follows, as renumbered by Decree (3) of 8 March 2001, Decree (1) of 26 April 2001, Decree (1) of 7 June 2001, Decree (4) of 13 December 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 717, 888, 1112; Vol. 132, p. 564):

`§ 267 Nuffield Professor of Comparative Politics

1. There shall be a Nuffield Professor of Comparative Politics who shall engage in advanced study and research and shall lecture and give instruction in Comparative Politics.

2. The professor shall be elected by an electoral board consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Warden of Nuffield College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(2) the Warden of Nuffield College, or, if the Warden is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the Governing Body of Nuffield College on the occurrence of a vacancy to act as an elector on that occasion;

(3) a person appointed by the Governing Body of Nuffield College;

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council;

(6) a person appointed by the Social Sciences Board;

(7)--(9) three persons appointed by the General Purposes Committee of the Department of Politics and International Relations.'

3. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulation which are applicable to these chairs.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, widen the scope of the Nuffield Professorship, previously limited to European Comparative Politics, in order to attract outstanding candidates to the post. The changes alter the composition of the electoral board to reflect that broader scope.]


CONGREGATION 24 February 2004

Declaration of approval of legislative proposal: Eldon Law Scholarship Fund

No notice of opposition having been given, Mr Vice-Chancellor declared the Legislative Proposal concerning the Eldon Law Scholarship Fund (p. 625) approved.


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Byrch, S.L., Graduate Studies

Lakhoo, K.K, Faculty of Clinical Medicine


DIVISIONAL BOARDS

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect 12 March, 2004, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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

  • CONGREGATION 9 March 2004 2 p.m.
    • *Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees
    • 2 Presentation of the Annual Review of the University
  • *CONGREGATION 11 March 2004
    • *Election (Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum)
  • CONGREGATION 23 March 2004 2 p.m.
    • Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees
  • *CONGREGATION 13 May 2004
    • *Election (Public Orator)
  • *CONVOCATION 15 May 2004
    • *Election of Professor of Poetry
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

 


CONGREGATION 23 March 2004 2 p.m.

Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against the following resolutions, signed in either case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday 15 March 2004 (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon IVON ASQUITH be approved.

¶ Dr Ivon Asquith read History at Christ Church and graduated Ph.D. from University College, London. He joined Oxford University Press in 1977 as Commissioning Editor for History and initiated a revival in the Press's history publishing. In 1984 he became Editorial Director for the Humanities and Social Sciences, putting the Press's academic publishing on a sound commercial footing. In 1989 he became Managing Director of the Arts and Reference Division, and in 1997 Managing Director of the Academic Division, with additional responsibility for Journals, Science, Medicine, and Electronic publishing. His achievement has been to develop the Press's scholarly, student, and general publishing while ensuring that it is financially successful. As Managing Director he oversaw the rewriting of the Press's two great scholarly works: the Oxford English Dictionary and the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. He made the Press a significant publisher of law and higher education textbooks. At a time when university presses face difficult conditions he leaves the Academic Division of OUP in robust health.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon PETER MOTHERSOLE be approved.

¶ Peter Mothersole joined Oxford University Press in 1977 after having read economics at the London School of Economics and having done graduate study at the University of Reading. Mr Mothersole was originally Managing Director of the UK Schools Division in OUP until in 1989 he joined the Press's English Language Teaching Division. Under his direction that division expanded very impressively to make OUP the largest publisher of British English teaching materials in the world. Mr Mothersole's ability to combine entrepreneurial spirit and business skill with a respect for scholarly values underlay that success.

GENERAL NOTICES

DEDUCTION OF SALARY FOR STAFF TAKING PART IN INDUSTRIAL ACTION

A number of academic and academic-related staff may have participated in the strikes organised by the AUT on 24 and 25 February 2004. Any such member of staff who has not already been asked to complete a salary deduction form and return it to the University Payroll Office is invited to complete the form printed in the University Gazette of 26 February (or a photocopy of it) and send it to the Payroll Office at the address given. Where such notification is received by the Payroll Office after the payroll closure for that particular month, the appropriate deduction will be made in the next available payroll (normally, the following month). A note on the non-clinical academic and academic-related pay award from 1 August 2003 and related issues may be found on the University's Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/staff/aarpay.

Note: the form may also be found on the University's Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/salaries/forms/strikededuct.pdf. However, as the form requires an original signature, it must be submitted in hard copy.


LANGUAGE CENTRE

Academic writing (EAS)

The Language Centre is offering an intensive academic writing course in English for Academic Studies in noughth week of Trinity Term, 19--23 April. The fifteen-hour course on writing a thesis or dissertation is designed to enable those with busy schedules to cover the material given in the Hilary term-time course in more convenient form. Topics include: writing a thesis introduction, discussion and abstract, using citations, and metadiscourse. The hours are 9.30 a.m.–12.45 p.m., Monday–Friday, and the cost is £95.

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


SPEAKING BY STUDENT MEMBERS IN CONGREGATION

Rules made by the Vice-Chancellor

1. The Vice-Chancellor has, with the agreement of Council, approved the following arrangements for student members to speak in Congregation under the terms of regulation 1.15 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002.

2. The Chairman of Congregation will normally expect to call upon nominated representatives of the Oxford University Student Union if they wish to speak in debate, and will normally expect to call upon student members to speak only from among those who have given advance notice of their wish to be called.

3. If the Chairman considers that the number of student members who have given notice is excessive, he or she will have discretion to be selective in calling upon them.

4. (1) The Chairman will try to ensure a balanced debate in relation to the apparent spread and strength of views held by student members.

(2) If informed selection is to be possible, it is desirable that when giving notice of the wish to be called a student member should indicate:

(a) whether he or she intends to support or oppose the proposal before the House;

(b) whether he or she would speak on behalf of any club, committee, group, or association;

(c) whether he or she is supported by other student members (up to twelve of whom might sign his or her notice).

5. (1) If the number giving notice is small, they will all be admitted to the floor of the House although this does not ensure their being called.

(2) In other cases some selection may be necessary at the stage of both admission and calling of speakers.

6. (1) If there is to be time to tell applicants whether they will be admitted, notice will have to be received in good time, and student members should therefore send notice, in writing, to the Registrar to be received by him or her at the University Offices not later than 10 a.m. on the Monday preceding the debate in question.

(2) The name of any representative nominated by OUSU should also be communicated to the Registrar, in writing, through the President by that time.

7. A notice will then be posted in the University Offices and on the gate of the Clarendon Building not later than 10 a.m. on the morning of the debate, indicating whether all applicants will be admitted to the floor of the House or, if selection has had to take place, the names of those selected for admission to the floor.

8. Student members not admitted to the floor of the House will normally be permitted to listen to the debate from the gallery.

9. Student members on the floor of the House will be asked to remain in their places while a vote is being taken.


GUIDELINES FOR LEAVE FOR ACADEMIC STAFF

1. Approval of applications for leave

All applications for leave from normal academic duties (sabbatical leave, leave to hold research awards, special leave etc.) must be accompanied by a recommendation from the individual's department or faculty board, as appropriate, and must also be approved by the divisional board which now has the authority to grant leave.

2. Sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing obligations

The University's regulations in respect of sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing duties are set out in Ch. VII, Sect. I of Statutes. 2000, pp. 372--4 (now redesignated as Council Regulations 24 of 2002). Application forms and advice on individuals' entitlement may be obtained from:

Humanities and Social Sciences Divisions and Continuing Education—Mr Gardner, 34 St Giles' (telephone: (2)70016, e-mail: Tim.Gardner@admin.ox.ac.uk);

Life and Environmental Sciences and Mathematical and Physical Sciences Divisions—Mrs Banerji, 9 Parks Road (telephone: (2)70017, e-mail: Lynn.Banerji@mps.ox.ac.uk);

Medical Sciences Division—Ms Green, Medical Sciences Office, the John Radcliffe Hospital (telephone: (553) 21620, e-mail: Carol.Green@medsci.ox.ac.uk);

Museum staff: to be arranged.

Completed application forms (signed by the head of department where appropriate) should be returned to the head of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences division or the divisional contact shown above, as appropriate, for processing and for faculty board/divisional board approval.

3. Sabbatical leave in advance of entitlement

In some circumstances individuals may wish to take leave for purposes covered by the sabbatical leave scheme at a time when they do not have sufficient sabbatical entitlement. Such circumstances might include an unrepeatable opportunity to pursue academic interests, or a need to undertake fieldwork for a period exceeding one year. In such cases leave could be granted in whole or in part as sabbatical leave in advance of entitlement if a good academic case could be demonstrated.

4. Applications for leave to hold some public offices

Applications for leave to accept an appointment in the public service of national or international importance are normally granted by the divisional board, provided that:

  • the purpose of the leave can be shown to be compatible with the academic interests of the department or faculty;
  • the department or faculty (and the college in the case of joint appointments) supports the application and is able to cover the individual's duties including examining and graduate supervision;
  • it is clear that the individual intends to return to university service after the period of leave.

Applications for leave to hold such offices should be made to the divisional secretary, faculty board secretary or other officer as notified locally.

5. Applications for certain research awards

Applications to national bodies of prestigious and competitive research awards (e.g. British Academy Research Readerships and Senior Research Fellowships, AHRB Research Leave awards, EPSRC Senior or Advanced Fellowships) are normally granted by the divisional board provided that the department or faculty (and the college in the case of joint appointments) supports the application and that appropriate arrangements can be made to cover the individual's duties, including examining and graduate supervision, should the application be successful. Completed application forms (including any annexes) should be forwarded to the divisional contact shown above, well before the closing date for processing and for divisional board approval. Applications from CUF lecturers are normally sent to the awarding body by the college (but must have divisional board approval beforehand); applications from other staff are normally forwarded to the awarding body by the divisional contact.

6. Applications for special unpaid leave

Applications for leave other than those outlined above may be considered as applications for special unpaid leave. Applications may be considered if they meet one or both of the following criteria:

(i) providing academic benefit to the University;

(ii) providing a career development opportunity for the individual, hence aiding staff retention. Activities under these criteria might include visiting another institution to study specialised laboratory techniques, taking up a visiting lecturership or visiting professorship at a prestigious department abroad, an extended period of fieldwork etc.

In all cases, it is essential that the consent of the college (where appropriate) and of the department/faculty board is obtained before an application is made to the divisional board. In considering applications, colleges and departments/faculty boards must be satisfied that the proposed leave fits with their overall plans and objectives, and it must be clear that the individual's duties for the college and for the department/faculty, including examining and graduate supervision, can be covered satisfactorily. Divisional boards will consider applications both on their own merits and in the context of overall operational needs, and will not approve applications which are prejudicial to the teaching and research of the department/faculty or which are not supported by the applicant's college.

Occasionally applications are made for leave to enable an individual to accept a fixed- term appointment in another academic institution (other than routine visiting appointments held during sabbatical leave). In such instances the college and the department/faculty board would need to be satisfied that the application was in line with their overall plans and objectives, as above, and that all operational requirements could be covered satisfactorily, before the application was put to the divisional board. Applicants would normally be expected to give a commitment to return to Oxford after the period of leave. It should be noted that the longer the appointment at the other institution, the less likely it is that leave will be granted.

Leave will not be granted, except in the most truly exceptional circumstances, to enable an individual to decide whether to accept a permanent post elsewhere.

It is recognised that some offers are made to individuals at short notice. Given the fact that all members of the academic staff have clear obligations to the University and to their college under the terms of their contracts, no such offer should be accepted without the support of the college and the department/faculty and the explicit approval of the divisional board. It is essential, therefore, that any prospect of such an offer is discussed, in confidence, with the college and with the divisional secretary or faculty board secretary at the earliest opportunity so as to avoid delays, and the possibility of refusal, if a firm offer is then made at very short notice.

All applications for special unpaid leave should be made to the divisional secretary, faculty board secretary or other officer as notified locally, who will also be able to advise on the likelihood of success of any application on the university side; the college's consent in appropriate cases must be obtained before an application is put to the divisional board.

7. Special paid leave

Divisions may, if they wish, with the concurrence of the college in relevant cases, grant additional paid leave outside sabbatical entitlement, funded from their own resources, to enable staff to undertake projects of mutual benefit to the individual and the University. Examples might include asking a member of staff to concentrate for a term wholly on considering revised teaching patterns across a whole subject area; or permitting a member of staff to teach at another university for a term to foster inter-institutional links, possibly as part of an exchange arrangement.

8. Stipendiary arrangements

Sabbatical leave and dispensation from CUF lecturing duties: leave will be granted with stipend (although it may be granted without stipend if taken for the purpose of holding a remunerated visiting appointment under 6 above).

Leave to hold a public office: leave will be granted without stipend.

Leave to hold a research award: the arrangements vary depending on the regulations governing the award, but it is normal for individuals holding such awards to continue to receive their usual university stipend, the awarding body either providing funds to make a replacement appointment or reimbursing the University for the individual's salary costs.

Special leave: leave will normally be granted without stipend, but see 7 above.

9. Implications for future entitlement to sabbatical leave or dispensation from CUF lecturing duties

Special leave does not count as qualifying service for the purposes of calculating future entitlement to sabbatical leave or dispensation from CUF lecturing duties. However it does not count against an individual's future entitlement. When special leave has been granted for the purposes of holding a public office or a research award, sabbatical leave is not normally granted in the period immediately preceding or following the period of special leave, although some flexibility may be exercised at the divisional board's discretion in respect of periods of special leave not exceeding one year, especially in connection with the holding of research awards.


RULES COMMITTEE

Regulations for the activities and conduct of student members

In accordance with Statutes XI (Part A, section 4) and Council Regulations 42 of 2002, the Rules Committee has agreed that the following regulations shall be in force for a year beginning 1 October 2004. These are identical to the Regulations for 2003–4, except that the word `staff' replaces 'constables' in regulation 4.1(i)(b).

Rules Committee Regulations as at 1 October 2004

Clubs, Societies, and Publications

1.1. Student members of the University who form a club or society, or an organisation for whatever purpose (including one for the publication of a journal, newspaper, or magazine), and who wish to use the name and/or Arms of the University in its title (or in the title of a journal, newspaper, or magazine), shall:

(1) register with the Proctors;

(2) obtain the consent of the Vice-Chancellor; and

(3) sign the University's standard form of trademark licence.

1.2. The Vice-Chancellor will not consider applications for the use of the name and/or Arms of the University until the club, society, or organisation has been registered with the Proctors for two consecutive terms, and consent may be withdrawn as he or she thinks fit. Any consent granted by the Vice-Chancellor shall be withheld or withdrawn if the registration of the club, society, or organisation concerned lapses or is withdrawn or withheld by the Proctors.

1.3. A club, society, or organisation which does not wish to use the name of the University in its title may also register with the Proctors if it conforms with regulations 1.8–1.10 below.

1.4. The Proctors may not unreasonably withhold or withdraw registration.

1.5. (1) Failure to comply with these regulations may result in the club, society, or organisation being deregistered and/or fined an amount not exceeding £500 by the Proctors.

(2) These regulations shall also apply to any club, society, or organisation not currently registered with the Proctors but which has been so registered during any of the preceding three terms.

1.6. No member of the governing committee of a club, society, or organisation shall in organising an event or function, or otherwise, encourage or incite a breach of Statute XI or any regulation made under it.

1.7. (1) Each club, society, or organisation which registers with the Proctors shall be designated, as the Proctors see fit, to be:

(a) a non-sports club, society, or organisation (`non-sports club'); or

(b) a club, society, or organisation for sport (`sports club'); or

(c) an organisation for the publication of a journal, newspaper, or magazine, whether in hard copy or electronic format (`publication').

(2) Each such non-sports club and publication shall register with the Proctors through the Clerk to the Proctors, and each such sports club shall register with the Proctors through the Head of the Sports Department.

(3) In this regulation, `non-sports club', `sports club', and `publication' mean the members of the club, society, or organisation concerned.

Non-sports clubs

1.8. (1) Each non-sports club which registers with the Proctors shall:

(a) establish a constitution and deposit a copy of it with the Proctors;

(b) act in accordance with the constitution established under (a) above;

(c) advise the Proctors promptly of any changes in the constitution established under (a) above;

(d) notify to the Proctors not later than the end of the second week of every Full Term the programme of meetings and speakers which has been arranged for that term (e.g. by sending them a copy of its term-card);

(e) appoint a president (or similar principal officer) who shall be a student member or a member of one of the other institutions listed in (l) below attending the institution for the purpose of undertaking a course of study (subject in the latter case to the member's signing, on election to office, an undertaking to abide by the provisions of these regulations and to accept the authority of the Proctors on club matters);

(f) appoint a secretary who shall be a student member or a member of one of the other institutions listed in (l) below attending the institution for the purpose of undertaking a course of study (subject in the latter case to a member's signing, on election to office, an undertaking to abide by the provisions of these regulations and to accept the authority of the Proctors on club matters) and who shall keep a proper record of its activities;

(g) appoint a treasurer who shall be a student member or a member of one of the other institutions listed in (l) below attending the institution for the purpose of undertaking a course of study (subject in the latter case to the member's signing, on election to office, an undertaking to abide by the provisions of these regulations and to accept the authority of the Proctors on club matters) and who shall keep a proper record of its financial transactions which shall be available for inspection at the request of the Senior Member appointed under

(i) below or the Proctors; and shall forward to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each Full Term a copy of the accounts for the preceding term signed by the Senior Member for retention on the Proctors' files;

( h) not appoint several individuals jointly to hold any of the offices specified in (e), (f), and (g) nor allow any individual to hold more than one of these offices at a time;

(i) appoint a member of Congregation as Senior Member who shall, by virtue of holding that office, be a member of the non-sports club's committee;

(j) notify to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each Full Term the names of the members of its committee;

(k) notify the Proctors immediately of any changes in holders of the offices specified in (e), (f), and (g);

(l) admit to membership only members of the University, those whose names are on the Register of Visiting Students, and, at the discretion of its committee, members of Ruskin College, of Plater College, of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, and of the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, and members of the Westminster Institute of Oxford Brookes University who are registered to read for degrees or other qualifications validated by the University of Oxford;

(m) admit to membership, if it so wishes, other persons not being members of the University, or one of the institutions listed in (l) above, on condition that non-university members shall not constitute more than one-fifth of the total membership;

(n) if having a turnover in excess of £15,000 in the preceding year, or if owing to a change in the nature or scale of its activities confidently expecting to have such a turnover in the current year, submit its accounts for audit by auditors approved in advance by the Proctors; accounts shall be ready for audit within four months of the end of its financial year and the costs of the audit shall be borne by the non-sports club; if requested by the auditors the non-sports club shall submit accounts and related material as a basis for a review of accounting procedures, the cost likewise to be borne by the non-sports club;

(o) maintain a register of members as specified by the club's constitution who shall elect or appoint the officers (including those specified in (e), (f), and (g)) and who shall have ultimate responsibility for the activities of the non-sports club; this register must be made available for inspection by the Proctors on request;

(p) notify the Proctors if the non-sports club ceases to operate or is to be disbanded, and at the same time submit a final statement of accounts.

(2) Each officer of a non-sports club must, on relinquishing his or her appointment, promptly hand to his or her successor in office (or to another member of the club nominated by its committee) all official documents and records belonging to the club, together with (on request from the club's committee) any other property of the club which may be in his or her possession, and must complete any requirements to transfer authority relating to control of the club's bank account, building society account, or other financial affairs.

(3) In exceptional circumstances, at the request of a non-sports club, the Proctors shall have discretion to dispense from any of the requirements in (e)–(j) and (l)–(n) of paragraph (1) above, subject to such terms and conditions as they may from time to time see fit to impose.

Sports clubs

1.9. (1) Each sports club which registers with the Proctors shall:

(a) establish a constitution and deposit a copy of it with the Director of Sport; this constitution must include provisions approved by the Proctors on advice from the Area Safety Officer (Sport) relating to safety and insurance matters and must provide for the sports club to appoint a president (or similar principal officer), a secretary, and a treasurer as required by regulation 1.8 (1) (e), (f), (g), and ( h) above; must provide for the club to admit members as in regulation 1.8 (1) (l) and (m) above; must maintain a register of members as specified by the club's constitution; must notify the Proctors, through the Director of Sport, if the club ceases to operate or is to be disbanded, and at the same time submit a final statement of accounts; and must provide for the club to be run by a committee on which members of the University, both student and other, are in a majority;

(b) act in accordance with the constitution established under (a) above;

(c) advise the Proctors promptly, through the Director of Sport, of any changes in the constitution established under (a) above;

(d) be designated or redesignated by the Proctors, as they see fit after consulting the Sports Strategy Committee, to be a `foundation sport', `development sport', `established sport', or `recognised sport';

(e) appoint to its committee a Senior Member (who shall be a person who is a member of Congregation) through whom the club is accountable to the Proctors; in exceptional circumstances (e.g. if no suitable member of Congregation can be found), a recognised sports club may request that the Director of Sport be appointed as its Senior Member ex officio.

(f) unless designated by the Proctors to be a `recognised sport' in accordance with (d) above, present to the Proctors, through the Director of Sport, annual accounts together with a copy of the club's current constitution and list of officers (such accounts to be submitted not later than one month after the end of the financial year to which they relate), subject to the following conditions:

(i) during the first year of registration, a club may be required by the Proctors to submit termly accounts;

(ii) if having a turnover in excess of £40,000 in the preceding year, or if owing to a change in the nature or scale of its activities confidently expecting to have such a turnover in the current year, a sports club must submit its accounts for audit by auditors approved in advance by the Proctors;

(iii) accounts shall be ready for audit within one month of the end of its financial year and the costs of the audit shall be borne by the sports club; if requested by the auditors, the sports club shall submit accounts and related material as the basis for a review of accounting procedures, the costs likewise to be borne by the sports club;

(g) ensure that all paid and unpaid club administrative and coaching appointments are ratified by the Sports Strategy Committee and that all coaches are accredited where appropriate by the relevant national governing body.

(2) Each officer of a sports club must, on relinquishing his or her appointment, promptly hand to his or her successor in office (or to another member of the club nominated by its committee) all official documents and records belonging to the club, together with (on request from the club's committee) any other property of the club which may be in his or her possession, and must complete any requirements to transfer authority relating to control of the club's bank account, building society account, or any other financial affairs.

(3) Any registered sports club may apply to the Proctors, through the Sports Strategy Committee, for permission to co-operate in the establishment of a federal structure or representative team.

(4) There shall be only one registered club for each sport, with the possibility of the club being federal in nature.

(5) In exceptional circumstances, at the request of a sports club submitted through the Director of Sport, the Proctors shall have discretion to dispense from the requirements of any of (a)–(g) of paragraph (1) above, subject to such terms and conditions as they may from time to time see fit to impose.

Publications

1.10. (1) A publication which registers with the Proctors shall:

(a) notify to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each Full Term the names of its editor or editors and the names of any other persons who have agreed to assume financial responsibility, and shall promptly notify to the Proctors any changes in its editor or editors;

(b) appoint a member of Congregation as its Senior Member who shall be kept informed of the activities of the publication;

(c) keep a proper record of its financial transactions which shall be available for inspection at the request of the Senior Member or the Proctors; and forward to the Proctors by the end of the second week of each Full Term a copy of the accounts for the preceding term signed by the Senior Member for retention on the Proctors' files;

(d) inform the Proctors when publication ceases and in doing so present a financial statement; and

(e) in the event of having a turnover in excess of £15,000 in the preceding year, or if owing to a change in the nature or scale of its activities confidently expecting to have such a turnover in the current year, shall submit its accounts for audit by auditors approved in advance by the Proctors; accounts shall be ready for audit within four months of the end of the financial year of the publication; if requested by the auditors, the publication shall submit accounts and related materials as a basis for accounting procedures, the cost likewise to be borne by the publication.

(2) In exceptional circumstances, at the request of a publication, the Proctors shall have discretion to dispense from the requirements of (b) and (c) of paragraph (1) above, subject to such terms and conditions as they may from time to time see fit to impose.

Part 2

Motor Vehicles

2.1. No student member shall park a motor vehicle on any land of the University without the express permission of the person or body which has charge of that land.

2.2. A motor vehicle parked without such permission may be wheel-clamped or towed away, and a penalty charge may be incurred.

Part 3

Defacement of Property and unauthorised Advertisements

3.1. No student member shall intentionally or recklessly and without lawful authority, within six miles of Carfax:

(1) deface any building, wall, fence, or other structure by inscribing on it any writing or posting on or attaching to it any bill;

(2) display any advertising material in a public place.

Part 4

Behaviour after Examinations

4.1. (1) No student member, other than a candidate presenting himself or herself for examination, shall, at any time between the hours of 12.15 and 1 p.m. or 5.15 and 6 p.m., or between fifteen minutes before and thirty minutes after the scheduled time for the completion of a Public Examination of the University for ten or more candidates, in the company of one or more other persons either:

(a) gather without the prior permission of the Proctors in a public thoroughfare within 300 metres of any place where such an examination is being, or has just been, held; or

(b) having gathered in a public thoroughfare within one mile of any such place, fail to disperse after having been requested to do so by one or more of the Proctors, the Marshal, or their staff.

(2) For the purpose of this regulation, persons shall be regarded as having gathered if they assemble, or form part of an assembly, in such a way as to cause, or to be likely to cause, obstruction of a public thoroughfare. 4.2. (1) No student member shall, in any place or thoroughfare to which members of the general public have access within six miles of Carfax, throw, pour, apply, or use any thing or substance in a way which is intended, or is likely, to cause injury to any person, or damage to, or defacement or destruction of, any property.

(2) No student member shall be in possession of any thing or substance with intention to commit an offence under paragraph (1) above.

Part 5

Overseas Activities

5.1. (1) No student member shall participate in any sports tours which involve overseas travel during Full Term or the Thursday and Friday immediately preceding Full Term without the prior permission of:

(a) the Senior Tutor of that member's college, society, Permanent Private Hall, or other designated institution; and

(b) the Proctors.

(2) The written permission of the Senior Tutor shall accompany any request to the Proctors. 5.2. No student member shall participate in any activity overseas organised by a club, society, or organisation registered with the Proctors, whether during term-time or vacation, unless the plans for that activity have been notified at least one calendar month in advance of the date of departure from the United Kingdom to (in the case of sports clubs) the Director of Sport or (in the case of non-sports clubs and publications) the University Marshal.

5.3. Each student member participating in such activities overseas shall observe any conditions imposed by the Proctors on the recommendation as the case may be of the Director of Sport or the University Marshal, e.g. relating to the deposit of contact addresses, fulfilment of health, safety, and insurance requirements, and stipulation of coaches, trainers, or Senior Members to accompany the trip.

Part 6

Rowing on the River

6.1. No student member (other than a student member currently in residence at All Souls College, Kellogg College, Linacre College, Nuffield College, St Antony's College, St Cross College, Templeton College, or Wolfson College) shall participate in rowing on the river between the hours of 8.30 a.m. and 1 p.m. from Monday to Friday inclusive during Full Term without the prior permission of the Proctors.

6.2. No student member shall knowingly breach any regulation or instruction made by or on the authority of the Director of Sport or the Area Safety Officer (Sport), by Oxford University Rowing Clubs with the consent of the Proctors, or by a responsible external body such as the National Rivers Authority, relating to safety on the river.

6.3. The organisers of any rowing competition for any college, society, Permanent Private Hall, or other designated institution (or between a number of such foundations) which is to be held within six miles of Carfax shall submit to the Proctors not less than twenty-one days before the date of the proposed competition an Event Plan and Risk Assessment, and shall observe such conditions relating to the running of the competition as may be specified by the Proctors (who shall take advice from the University Marshal and the Area Safety Officer (Sport)).


APPOINTMENT

CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Auditory Neuroscience on D.R. MOORE (B.SC., PH.D. Melbourne), currently Director, MRC Institute of Hearing Research, Nottingham, for a period of three years from 1 March 2004.

CLASSICS

Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR OLIVER TAPLIN will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 March, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum.

Subject: `Swallow Song: work-in-progress on a co-production of the National Theatre of Greece and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles.'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

Oxford Seminars in Cartography

MARGARET SMALL, National Maritime Museum, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in the School of Geography and the Environment.

Subject: `Evolving from the classics: the geography and cartography of Sebastian Munster.'


MEDICAL SCIENCES

University Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Botnar Research Centre, the Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre.

DR P. EGGLETON, University of Exeter and Plymouth
12 Mar.: `Impaired clearance of apoptotic leucocytes in systemic lupus erythematosus patients.'

MR D. LITTLE, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
Wed. 17 Mar., 5 p.m. (time provisional): `Potential new applications of biphosphonates in fracture repair and orthopaedics.'

DR S. NAIR, UCL
19 Mar.: `Interactions between staphylococci and bone cells.'

DR R. WATTS, editor, Rheumatology
26 Mar.: `The publication process, or how to get your paper published.'

PROFESSOR S. GORDON
11 June: `Macrophage heterogeneity and tissue homeostasis.'

PROFESSOR A. HOLLANDER, Bristol
18 June: To be announced. (Postponed from 27 February)

MR M. SNEAD, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
Oct. (date to be announced): `Genetics and clinical features of Stickler's syndrome.'


ORIENTAL STUDIES

A week of Turkish films

Unless otherwise indicated the following films will be shown at 7.30 p.m. on the days shown in the Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College. The films will be introduced by the film critic Vecdi Sayar. There will be a discussion session after each film. Admission is free.

Mon. 1 Mar.: Clouds of May (dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan).

Tue. 2 Mar.: Propaganda (dir. Sinan Çetin).

Fri. 5 Mar.: Somersault in the Coffin (dir. Dervi Zaim).

Sat. 6 Mar.: A Roman (dir. Mustafa Altioklar).

Sun. 7 Mar., 2.30 p.m.: Vizontele (dir. Y Imaz Erdo and Ömer Faruk Sorak).

Sun. 7 Mar., 7.30 p.m.: `9\ (dir Ümit Elçi).


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Workshops

The following workshops will be held at the Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road.

Thursday, 26 February, 2.30–5.30 p.m.: Labour reform in Brazil

The speakers are Dr Mauricio Rands Barros (Chamber of Deputies, Brasilia and Centre for Brazilian Studies), Dr Maria Cristina Mattioli (Law School, Universidade do Sagrado Coracao, Bauru, Sao Paulo and London School of Economics), and Dr Marieke Riethof (Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick).


 

Thursday, 4 March, 2–5 p.m.: The environmental dimensions of European colonialism: a comparative perspective

This workshop is arrange in association with the African Studies Centre, St Antony's College.

The speakers are Professor William Beinart (St Antony's College), Professor David Arnold (School of Oriental and African Studies, London), Dr Jose Augusto Padua (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Centre For Brazilian Studies), and Professor Joan Martinez Alier (Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona).


 

Friday, 12 March, 2–6 p.m.: Social exclusion and the politics of inclusion: the case of Sao Paulo in comparative perspective

Speakers will include Professor Lucio Kowarick (Universidade de Sao Paulo and Centre for Brazilian Studies), Professor Enzo Mingione (University of Milano—Bicocca), Dr Edmond Preteceille (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris—Sciences Po), and Dr Colin Lewis (London School of Economics).


 

Conference

Forests, cities, climate change and poverty: new perspectives on environmental politics in Brazil

This one-day conference will be held on Friday, 5 March, 10.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in the Mary Ogilvie Theatre, St Anne's College.

Speakers: Dr Kathryn Hochstetler (Centre for Brazilian Studies), Professor Margaret Keck (Johns Hopkins University), Dr Jose Augusto Padua (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Centre for Brazilian Studies), Professor Eduardo Viola (Universidade de Brasilia), and Dr Samyra Crespo (Instituto de Estudos da ReligiÆo, Rio de Janeiro).

Further details and programmes can be found on the Web site www.brazil.ox.ac.uk.


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

The following seminars will be held as shown in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

PROFESSOR ANOUSH EHTESHAMI
Wed. 3 Mar., 5 p.m.: `Islamic political movements in the age of globalisation.'


H.E. MR AKIN ALPTUNA, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey to the United Kingdom
Thur. 4 Mar., 5.15 p.m.: `Turkey in Europe.'


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES AND THE CENTRE ON MIGRATION, POLICY AND SOCIETY

DR JYTTE KLAUSEN, Brandeis University, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 March, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Euro-Muslims: religion and civic inequality in Western Europe.'


ALL SOULS COLLEGE

Neill Lecture

LORD BINGHAM OF CORNHILL will deliver the Neill Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 27 February, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The Alabama claims.'


CHRIST CHURCH

Tortured humanity

This series of seminars for Lent will be held at 8 p.m. on Thursdays in Christ Churchy Cathedral. Admission is free, with a retiring collection. Enquiries should be directed to the Sub-Dean (telephone: Oxford (2)76278).

The final session will conclude in discussion with a panel of distinguished guests to consider the sequence of seminars.

The seminars accompany the exhibition in the Cathedral of the bronze crucifixion statue by Doru Imbroane Marculescu. The statue is on exhibition daily until Easter.

HELEN BAMBER, Founder, the Medical Foundation for the Care of Victims of Torture
26 Feb.: `In whose hands?'

PAULA CLIFFORD, Christian Aid
4 Mar.: `Tortured humanity from the perspective of HIV/Aids work in Africa.'

THE REVD DR ALLAN DOIG, Chaplain, Lady Margaret Hall; formerly Lecture in Art, University of Kent
18 Mar.: `The Passion in art.'

DR E. KESSLER, Centre for Jewish–Christian Relations, Cambridge
25 Mar.: `The Holocaust and beyond.'

DR A. POPESCU, Orthodox deacon, psychiatrist, and writer
1 Apr.: `From torture to transfiguration: the Romanian Gulag revisited.'


ST JOHN's COLLEGE

St John's College Research Centre

Theories and explanations

This one-day workshop will be held on Saturday, 13 March, 10.15 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Seminar Room of the Research Centre, 45 St Giles'. There will be four talks around the topic of theories and explanations, with particular reference to economics, social science, biology and medicine. The speakers will be David Bevan, Walter Mattli, Tom Kemp, and Kevin Gatter. The chairman will be Katherine Blundell. The meeting is open to all, but space is limited. Those wishing to attend should e-mail: research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk.


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

DR MARGARET ADAMS, Dorothy Hodgkin and E.P. Abraham Fellow, Tutor in Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Somerville College, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture is open to the public.

Subject: ` "A piece in the jigsaw": the protein behind a hereditary disease G6PD structure—G6PD deficiency and forty years' progress for biological structures.'


TEMPLETON COLLEGE

MARIA LIVANOS CATTAUI, Secretary General, the International Chamber of Commerce, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 March, in the Clifford Barclay Lecture Theatre, Templeton College. Invitations may be obtained from Sue Kitt (telephone: Oxford 422739, e-mail: sue.kitt@templeton.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `US/European relations and the prospects for international trade.'


WOLFSON COLLEGE

Wolfson College Lectures 2004

Bubbles physical and metaphysical

The Wolfson College Lectures will be given at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lectures are open to the public. Enquiries should be directed to the college (telephone: Oxford (2)74103, e-mail: college.sec@wolfson.ox.ac.uk).

J. SHAPCOTT, poet
2 Mar.: `Antibubbles in your own kitchen: fluids, air, and poetry.'

PROFESSOR S. SPARKS, Bristol
9 Mar.: `Forecasting volcanic eruptions.'


UNIVERSITY COLLEGE

Global Economic Governance Programme

Inaugural Lecture

THE HON. TREVOR MANUEL, MP, Minister of Finance of the Republic of South Africa, will deliver the inaugural lecture of the Global Economic Governance Programme at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 March, in the Examination Schools. Further details may be obtained from Reija Fanous, University College (e-mail: reija.fanous@univ.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Making globalisation work for Africa.'


SOCIETY FOR THE STUDY OF MEDIEVAL LANGUAGES AND LITERATURE

Open lecture

PROFESSOR ANNE HUDSON will deliver the Open Lecture at 4.45 p.m. on Saturday, 28 February, in Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol College.

Subject: `Robustissimus Antichristi Achilles: Thomas Netter, Wyclif, and the Lollards.'

CONINGTON PRIZE 2004

Extension of deadlines for applications

The prize will be offered for a dissertation on a subject to be chosen by the writer and approved by the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy within the field of ancient philosophy and ideas. The value of the prize will be £1,000.

Applications for permission to offer an intended subject should be sent to the Secretary to the Board of the Faculty of Philosophy, 10 Merton Street, Oxford OX1 4JJ, as early as possible but in any case by Friday, 5 March. In case of doubt the board will determine whether a subject falls within the above field.

The dissertations must reach the Secretary to the Board on or before Friday, 16 April. They may be written either in English or Latin, at the option of the writer. Three typed copies must be submitted.

The prize is open to all members of the University who, on the day appointed for sending in the dissertations, are (i) qualified by examination for a degree of the University, (ii) have completed six years, and have not exceeded fifteen years, from their matriculation, except that graduates whose first degrees are from other universities shall have completed two years, and not exceeded eleven years, from their matriculation, and (iii) are of postdoctoral status, or equivalent. The prize may not be awarded twice to the same person, but a previously unsuccessful competitor may resubmit his or her dissertation, or an amended version of it, on not more than two occasions.

The judges may determine not to award the prize in any year if no dissertation of sufficient merit is submitted.

The prize is offered annually in three fields in rotation. The cycle will continue as follows:

2005 classical literature, textual criticism, and philology

2006 ancient history, religion, art, and archaeology.

2007 ancient philosophy and ideas


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Dawkins Prize

The Dawkins Prize was endowed by a generous donation from the family of Professor Richard Dawkins, FRS, the University's Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science. The Prize is for outstanding research into the ecology and behaviour of animals whose welfare and survival may be endangered by human activities.

The first prize-winner (2001) was Dr Iain Douglas-Hamilton.

The college now seeks nominations for the second Dawkins Prize.

The prize-winner will receive £2,000 and will be expected to give one public lecture in Oxford. The college also hopes that a Dawkins Prize Scholar will be chosen by the prize-winner, to enable a student to gain research experience by working with him or her. £2,000 will be available to the prize-winner for the scholarship and research expenses. In addition, the travel expenses of the prize-winner and scholar will be met, up to a total of £2,000.

Nominations should contain names, addresses, and affiliations of nominator and nominee and a brief list of the key achievements and publications of the nominee. Nominations should be sent to the Vice-Master, Convener of the Dawkins Prize Committee, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by 1 April.

CHAIRMAN OF EXAMINERS

The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, regulations 1--3 (Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 1014), which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

He desires that these appointments shall be notified to the Clerk of the Schools who will inform the Vice-Chancellor and see that notice of them is duly published in the University Gazette.


CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

HILARY TERM 2004

Preliminary Examination

Oriental Studies: DR B.M. FRELLESVIG, Oriental Institute

Moderations

Oriental Studies (Japanese): DR B.M. FRELLESVIG, Oriental Institute

Master of Philosophy

Oriental Studies: Classical Indian Religion: DR E.L. ROGAN, St Antony's

TRINITY TERM 2004

Preliminary Examination

Physiological Sciences: DR K.L. DORRINGTON, University Laboratory of Physiology

Final Honour School

Natural Science: Material Science Part II: DR A.K. PETFORD-LONG, Department of Materials

Master of Philosophy

Medical Anthropology: DR P.K. DRESCH, Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Master of Science

Neuroscience: PROFESSOR A.J. PARKER, University Laboratory of Physiology


EXAMINATION SCHOOLS

Accommodation for lectures

Professors, Readers, and University Lecturers who wish to lecture in the Schools next term are asked to make a booking by the end of the current term at the latest.

When booking, please indicate the number of students expected to attend the lecture; this information is essential if the total is expected to exceed 100.

All lectures should start on the hour, and afternoon lectures should finish by 6 p.m. To allow room for changeovers, lecturers should arrange to complete their lecture by five minutes to the hour.

Owing to examination requirements in Trinity Term, lecture rooms are not fully available in first, second, and third weeks.

Overhead and 35-mm projectors and a limited number of video and LCD projectors are available if booked twenty-four hours in advance. Microphones are provided in the Writing Schools.

Short equipment familiarisation sessions (of ten to fifteen minutes' duration) can be arranged at convenient times. Please contact the Schools (details below) if you wish to arrange a familiarisation session.

All enquiries in respect of lecture bookings, facilities, and equipment should be addressed in the first instance to Martin Batchan (telephone: (2)76901, e-mail: martin.batchan@admin.ox.ac.uk).


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by the Social Sciences Board and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 12 March 2004.

1 Social Sciences Board

Honour School of Economics and Management

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

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 155, l. 16, delete `Social Science and substitute `Economics'.


2 Continuing Education Board

Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security

With effect from January 2004 (for first examination in 2004)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 763, ll. 27--8, after `Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering,' insert ` or the Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security,'.

2 Ibid., ll. 36--7, after `Postgraduate Diploma, or Certificate,' insert `or the Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security,'.

3 Ibid., p. 960, after l. 18 insert:

`Computer Security

1. The Boards of Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Continuing Education shall jointly, in consultation with the Sub-faculty of Computation, elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee which shall have the power to arrange lectures and other instruction.

2. The course will consist of lectures, tutorials, seminars, and classes in the theory and practice of Computer Security. The course may be taken over a period of not less than one year, and not more than two years.

3. Every candidate will be required to satisfy the examiners in the following:

(a) attendance at a minimum of four modules, at least three of which chosen from the Schedule for the Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security, with the fourth chosen from the Schedule of modules for the MSc in Software Engineering, together comprising a programme of study approved by the Programme Director;

(b) submission of at least four written assignments, corresponding to those modules attended. The assignments under (b) shall be forwarded to the examiners for consideration by such dates as the examiners shall determine and shall notify candidates and tutors.

4. Candidates may, at the discretion of the examiners, be required to attend a viva voce examination.

5. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

6. The standing committee for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering shall have the discretion to permit any candidate to be exempted from attending at, and submitting the written assignment for up to one of the total of four modules required under 3 above, provided that the standing committee is satisfied that such a candidate has undertaken equivalent study, of an appropriate standard, normally at another institution of higher education.

7. Candidates who fail to satisfy the examiners in the assignments under 3 (b) may be permitted to resubmit work in respect of part or parts of the examination which they have failed for examination on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the initial failure. No written assignment shall be submitted to the examiners on more than one occasion.

Schedule

(i) Security Principles

(ii) People and Security

(iii) Security Threat and Risk Analysis

(iv) Design for Security

(v) Building Secure Systems

The standing committee for the M.Sc. in Software Engineering shall have the power to add other courses or delete courses from this list.'

4 Ibid., p. 969, ll. 44--5, after `Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering,' insert ` or the Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security,'.

5 Ibid., p. 970, ll. 2--3, after `Postgraduate Certificate in Software Engineering,' insert ` or the Postgraduate Certificate in Computer Security,'.

OBITUARIES

Christ Church

AIR COMMODORE ROBERT MORRISON ALDWINCKLE, DFC, CD, FCASI, 3 November 2003; commoner 1946. Aged 83.

DR ROY EDGAR MEADS; commoner 1947.

DAVID BENJAMIN ZIFF, 2004; commoner 1968. Aged 52.


Corpus Christi College

WILLIAM HORACE FLETCHER, MA; Charles Oldham Scholar 1934–9. Aged 89.


Merton College

ROBERT WARREN BARNETT; Rhodes Scholar 1934–7.

EDWARD AUSTIN FITCH, October 2003; commoner 1937–9 and 1945–6.

IVAN ALEXANDER GETTING, 11 October 2003; Rhodes Scholar 1933–5. Aged 91.

ANTHONY PETER LEONARD MAXIMILIAN LAMBERT; commoner 1940–4.

ERIC DENIS STRONG, 13 October 2003; commoner 1945–9. Aged 77.


St Anne's College

MISS BARBARA M. HEATON, 15 January 2004; Home Student 1937--40. Aged 85.

MISS BARBARA HELEN HOSEGOOD, MA, 22 January 2004; member of St Anne's Society 1942--8. Aged 81.

MRS LORNA SANDYS HUME (née Whitehouse), 22 December 2003; Home Student 1934--7. Aged 88.


NOTICE

St John's College

The college intends to open to the public its collection of medieval vestments on Saturday, 6 March, 2–5 p.m. The collection is displayed in the Garden Quadrangle and entrance, free of charge, will be via the Parks Road Lodge or the Main Lodge.

Musical events

University Church: J.S. Bach, St John Passion,sung in German with congregational chorales, Wed., 3 Mar., 7.30 p.m. Soloists James Bowman, James Gilchrist, Claire Booth, Eamonn Dougan, William Gaunt, with the Choir of the University Church, and the Band of Instruments (dir. Ryan Wigglesworth). £12 central nave and gallery, £8 side aisles; concessions £8/£7. Tickets available on the door or in advance from the church office or the shop. Tel. (church office): Oxford (2)79111.

Saturday, 20 Mar., 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre, Brahms Series. Brahms, Ein deutsches Requiem, Op. 45; Klara Ek, soprano, Garry Magee, bariton, Marios Papadopoulos, conductor. The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra and Chorus. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com. Box Office 01865 305305.

Schola Cantorum of Oxford; James Burton (conductor); Scarlatti—Stabat Mater; Caldara—Crucifixus; Allegri—Miserere. St Mary the Virgin Church, High Street, Sat. 20 Mar., 8 p.m. Tickets at the door. £8, £4 concessions. E-mail: tickets@schola-cantorum.net. Telephone: 07970 538641.

Verdi Requiem, Sheldonian Theatre. Oxford Harmonic Society and the Orchestra of Stowe Opera. Conductor: Robert Secret. Soprano: Ingrid Attrot. Mezzo-Soprano: Yvonne Fontane. Tenor: Hugh Hetherington. Bass: Quentin Hayes. Saturday 3 Apr. 2004, 7.30 p.m. Tickets £12, £10 (concessions £10, £8). Available at the door or from the Oxford Playhouse Box Office. Telephone: 01865 305305.


Lectures

St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks, Hilary Term 2004: Artists and their Inspiration. 26 Feb., Discovering the Creativity Within, Valerie Petts; 4 Mar., Contemporary Art and Catharsis, Mark Cazalet; 11 Mar., Title to be announced, Roger Wagner; 18 Mar., Seeing Music; Hearing Colour, Mark Rowan-Hull. The talks will be held at St Giles'either in the Church or the Parish Rooms at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: http://www.st-giles-church.org.

Oxford Brookes University. 9 Mar. at 4.30 p.m. in Board Room 2. Professor Mary Hickman, from London Metropolitan University, is giving a lecture called `The Limitations of Whiteness and the Boundaries of Englishness.' All welcome. For further details contact Sara Ryan. E-mail: fam@brookes.ac.uk


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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

 


Egyptian Extravaganza

Live belly dancing by members of the Oxford University Middle Eastern Society at the Phoenix Picturehouse on Thursday 11 Mar., followed by Umm Kulthum: A Voice Like Egypt, a fascinating documentary about the life of the late Egyptian singer, the best-selling female vocalist in the Arab World, narrated by Omar Sharif. Starts 6.30 p.m., in the bar. Dancing at 7.15 p.m., film at 7.45 p.m. Free glass of wine for anyone in belly dancing costume. For further details contact Martin Jennings at the Phoenix. Telephone: Oxford 512526.

 


Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine: 1st floor, 135 High Street, Oxford. From our kitchen to your table, we would like to bring you herbs, spices, roots, beauty, fragrances and Mughal tradition of passion for good food. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Web site: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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

 


Antiques Bought and Sold

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


Periodicals Bought and Sold

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


Antiquarian Books Bought

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

 


Antique Prints for Sale

Loggan Prints available to buy at Crockwell Prints. Maps and beautiful limited edition facsimile lithographic prints of Loggan's 1675 bird's-eye views of Oxford colleges. Most prints approximately 45x350mm. £7.50 each, including p+p. E-mail: crockwellprints@aol.com for small images or orders. Telephone: 01993 813536.

 


Camp Energy

Fantastic Easter Holiday Activities with Camp Energy: a fun-based activity and sports course for children aged 5--12 yrs. Week 1: 29 Mar.–2 Apr. Week 2: 5–8 Apr. Week 3: 13–16 Apr. Drop off between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m., pick up between 4.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. Limited places available for weekly, daily and half-daily sessions, including excursions to Sulgrave Manor and the Jordan Grand Prix Factory. All University staff are entitled to a 10 per cent discount. Telephone: Oxford 292072, or visit www.campenergy.com for more information.


Services Offered

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).

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.


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.

 


Personal Trainers

Paul Hornsby offers professional and effective advice to those members of the University (and their families) who would like to make a difference to their fitness and health this year. Weight loss, injury rehabilitation or sports specific training programmes can be devised for individuals or groups, at home or at the University Sports Centre, Iffley Road. discounted rates for University staff. Call 07980 818574, e-mail: pjh_personaltraining@yahoo.com.

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


Situations Vacant

Trinity College: part-time secretary. This is a fixed-term post, until 31 July 2004, for 14 hours p.w. The salary will be £15,000 per annum, pro rata. Further particulars and details of how to submit applications are available from the Bursar's secretary, Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3RB. The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 4 Mar.. Interviews are to be held on Wed., 17 Mar. Trinity College is an equal opportunities employer. Tel.: 01865 (2)79873. E-mail: bursary.secretary@trinity.ox.ac.uk.

Christ Church Picture Gallery: permanent part-time invigilator urgently required. Christ Church Picture Gallery houses an important collection of European paintings, drawings, and sculptures. The Gallery is open to the public, and the invigilators are responsible on a day-to-day basis for the security of the collection. They patrol the galleries, greet visitors, answer queries, and take messages and work on the front desk. We are looking for a smart, reliable, responsible person who is willing to work as part of a small team. Some experience of security and/or retail would be an advantage. Working Tuesdays and Wednesdays (10.30 a.m.–5 p.m.) and every other weekend, Saturday 10.30 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday (2–5 p.m.) £5.74 p.h. (£7.65 on Sunday). Please apply in writing (covering letter, c.v. with 2 references) to: Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford OX1 1DP. For more information telephone: Oxford 276172 or e-mail: jacqueline.thalmann@chch.ox.ac.uk.

Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies: Applications are invited for the post of Publications Assistant, reporting to the Publications Manager. Responsible for the day-to-day running of the Publications Department, including processing an academic journal and other publishing projects, the successful applicant will have excellent organisational, communications, and MS Office skills. Copy-editing and proof-reading skills are desirable. Salary £14,000--£16,000 p.a. Closing date Friday, 5 Mar. Applications, including a c.v., should be sent to Claudia Kozeny, Publications, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR. E-mail: publications@oxcis.ac.uk.

Mandarin Chinese/English Translation. We are seeking someone who is fluent in both Mandarin and English who can help us to keep up-to-date our English/Chinese web site, which is for prospective undergraduates plus graduate applicants and their parents. We envisage this taking about one day a month and we will pay at the rate of £8.50 p.h. If interested, please contact Dr Barbara Kennedy (International Recruitment Manager). Tel.: 01865 (2)74421. E-mail: irc@admin.ox.ac.uk.


Volunteer Wanted

Volunteer needed to make occasional grant applications in support of small group of visually handicapped potters. Oxford area. For further details call Margaret on: 01865 558131.


Houses/Flats for Sale

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


Houses to Let

Islip: spacious top-floor apartment in beautiful old 17th century house in this quiet riverside village. 6 miles from Oxford, well connected by trains and buses. Double bedroom, large living- room, kitchen, bathroom, all with views over surrounding countryside. Own off-street parking. Available Mar. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 373794.

North Oxford , near St Hugh's College, 15 minutes' walk to city centre: attractive, modern, 2-bedroom 2-level flat. Completely refurbished. Double bedroom, 2nd bedroom/study, living-room, bathroom, and kitchen. All mod cons. Communal garden. Garage option. Available now, £880 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 513202.

East Oxford, 7-bed student let in this popular part of town: part furnished, spacious, 2 bathrooms, and living area. This period semi-detached house is available for the 2004–5 academic year. £2,100 p.c.m. Contact Matthew on 07734 703619. E-mail: matt_tucker2000@hotmail.com.

Close to city centre, in quiet no-through street: delightful 2-bedroom, furnished terrace house. Washing machine, c.h., and pretty garden. Would suit couple or two sharers. Non-smokers please. Available for six months or one year, from late Mar. £760 p.c.m., plus council tax. Deposit and references required. Tel.: 01865 310806. E-mail: joannadennison@hotmail.com.

East Oxford: furnished 2-bedroom Victorian terrace house situated in popular road. The house has a newly-fitted kitchen, upstairs bathroom and wooden floors throughout. There is also a garden with patio area. Available mid-Mar. for 1 year at £800 p.c.m. Suit non-smoking single, couple, or two professional sharers. Tel.: Joan on Oxford 772370. E-mail: mcgarry@failte28.fsnet.co.uk.

Florence Park: recently refurbished 1930s house with attractively designed garden. Ideal for professionals or family. 2 large bedrooms and dressing room. Close to local amenities, park and river. Light and cosy. Easy access to central Oxford. Available end of Mar. for 1 year or less. £850 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: Jo Dixon on mobile: 07932 724232.

Wootton, near Woodstock: well-appointed furnished property in sought-after village; 3 bedrooms, conservatory, garage, gardens, off-road parking for 3 cars. In peaceful location. Good bus and rail connections to Oxford nearby. Available mid-Apr. for 6 months/1 year. £850 p.c.m.. E-mail: sally.stradling@ukgateway.net or tel.: 01993 812278.

Headington Quarry, ideal for visiting professor: 2 double bedroom house, living-room and kitchen/dining, all mod. cons., mid-July to mid-Sept. or Oct., dates to be agreed. £900 p.c.m. including utilities, cable TV, and telephone. Professionals only. Telephone: Philip Allison, Oxford 767791, e-mail: philip_allison@hotmail.com.

Jericho: converted Victorian granary: 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, hall, sitting room, kitchen, utility room and dining area. Walled garden, off-street parking, 5 minutes' walk St Giles' and colleges. Available mid-Feb. £1,150 p.c.m. To view tel.: 07990 587383.

North Oxford : new, bright, fully and tastefully furnished and equipped house with 2 bedrooms plus a study, master bedroom en suite, family bathroom, kitchen-diner, lounge, cloakroom, landscaped garden, private parking. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking excellent accommodation in the best residential area just north of the Summertown shopping and sporting amenity, and with easy access to most hospitals and university departments. Available from Apr. Rent £975 p.c.m. (short term and service option). For further details tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.

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

North Oxford , near St Hugh's College, 15 minutes' walk to city centre: attractive, modern, 2-bedroom 2-level flat. Completely refurbished. Double bedroom, 2nd bedroom/study, living-room, bathroom, and kitchen. All mod cons. Communal garden. Garage option. Available now, £880 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 513202.

Upper Wolvercote, pretty location: self-contained, modernised, light, airy, 1-bedroom flat on second floor of old family house, overlooking Port Meadow. Stunning views, rural surroundings, and all mod cons. Convenient for University and Oxford city. Bedroom with en suite shower, kitchen/dining-room. Parking, cycling and/or bus ride 15 minutes to city centre. Suit academic or other professional. £695 p.c.m., exc. telephone. Ready for viewing second half of Mar.; available late Mar./Apr. References required. E-mail: wrldco@aol.com

Unexpectedly available, a self-contained, fully furnished flat in Woodstock Road, with easy access to the city centre; bedroom/living-room; fully equipped kitchen inc. washing machine; shower-room, c.h., private parking. Available 15 Mar. for short/long lets. £550 p.m., inc. bills. E-mail: mlavender100@hotmail.com.

North Oxford : Spacious garden apartment, fully furnished, sunny and secure. Adjacent park, tennis courts, golf club. Easy access to town centre. 2 bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen/breakfast room, patio, parking. Available from 1 Apr. to 30 Nov. £750 p.c.m. Telephone: Oxford 552245.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms: 2 furnished ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.


Self-catering Apartments

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


Accommodation Offered

Artemis House: bed and breakfast accommodation in tastefully decorated Edwardian House. Good location, close to city centre, parking available. Find out more on: www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/artemis-house. Tel.: 01865 244357.

College and County have a range of quality properties to let in Oxford. Contact: info@collegeandcounty.biz to see how we can meet your accommodation needs.

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


Sheltered Accommodation for the Elderly

The Abbeyfield Oxford Society runs a very sheltered home for elderly people in St Clement's, Oxford. All rooms en-suite, excellent food and support, lovely garden, respite care sometimes available. For more details please contact the Administrator. Tel.: 01865 790439.


Accommodation Sought

US college professor and family (spouse and 11-year-old triplets) seek furnished rented accommodation, from 1 Aug. 2004 to 28 Feb. 2005. Looking for 3 bedrooms, with parking. Preferred locations: Summertown, Headington, or Marston. Non-smoking, no pets. Please contact Professor Catherine Kodat. E-mail: ckodat@hamilton.edu.

Professional couple seek 2- or 3-bedroom house to rent in Oxford, from beginning of Apr. Short- or long-term considered, references available. If you can help, please contact Louise. Tel.: 01865 203251. E-mail: louise.harriss@psychiatry.ox.ac.uk.

House-sit wanted by mature, professional, academic couple. Refs upon request. Available for any 6-month period or more, between spring 2004 and autumn 2005. E-mail: victor@thasiah.com.

Retired lady seeks 2-bedroom house or cottage in quiet, rural location (within 6 to 8 miles of Oxford) from Mar./Apr. for 6 months or longer. Tel.: 020 8672 7170 daytime.

College and County is seeking to increase their portfolio of high quality Oxford property suitable for postgraduate and academic lets. Ethical letting Works! A high level of personalised service and a less adversarial approach is in the interest of all. Would you like us to let and manage your house for you? Contact: mark@collegeandcounty.biz.

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

 


Holiday Lets

Old Tuscany: two charming apartments with shaded terraces and orchard, on edge of small hill town near Siena. Short walk to restaurant and shops. Glorious countryside. Flat A (sleeps 4) £350 p.w. Flat B (sleeps 2), £260 p.w. Flats A and B together, £525 p.w. For more information and a brochure, telephone: 01428 714363 or: +39 333 123 6091. E-mail: uliviera@hotmail.com.

Mallorca: traditional village house, renovated, with own swimming pool and leafy patio area. Excellent location between coast and mountains. Close to village shops, bakery, and local restaurants. Beautiful walks nearby. The house provides the perfect base for relaxing by the pool or exploring the island. Sleeps 6 (3 double rooms). Tel.: 01865 373794. E-mail: janeskinner@freeuk.com.

South of France, in the Languedoc/Aveyron hills: beautifully restored 18th-century stone farmhouse and gîte. Spectacular views, wonderful walks, wildlife, safe river bathing, completely peaceful. Easy drives to the Gorges du Tarn, Albi, Lac du Salagou, Montpellier, and the Mediterranean. Farmhouse (sleeps 10) from £350 p.w., gite (sleeps 4), from £250 p.w. For more details and photos visit: www.lebouis.com. Tel.: 01865 244619. E-mail: chrissiemadden@aol.com.

Athens Olympics: apartment in central Athens for rent during Aug. 2004 Olympics. Can sleep 6. Fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, and balcony. Cleaner provided. Close to Omonia Square, metro station to all Olympics venues. Perfect for families or parties with limited budget. 400 euros per day. E-mail: j.carpenter@efc.co.uk.

North Pembrokeshire: cottage near Fishguard. Sleeps 3 or more. Secluded rural setting, close to coastal path and bus route. Ideal for reading, revising, relaxing, and reviving. Stove, books, garden. Dogs and children welcome. £160–£250 p.w., mid-Apr. to Oct. Also has a caravan, which can be used as annexe. For brochure please call 01348 872080. E-mail: nchroustchoff@hotmail.com.

Tuscany, Italy: villa S. Stefano, beautifully restored 2-storey country house on the top of a hill, among large vineyards and olive trees (biological-organic farming methods, no pesticides); 5 bedrooms (up to 9 people), 2 bathrooms, kitchen, lounge, sitting-room, private swimming-pool, garden, cable, VCR, Internet. Wonderful and quiet, in the Chianti area, only 5 minutes' drive from Chiusi town, 1 hour from Rome and Florence, 30 minutes from Siena and Assisi. Telephone: +39 055 602044, or +39 328 7133951; e-mail: info@demata.tuscany.it; Web: www.demata.tuscany.it.

Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy: tasteful villa in rural village of San Pantaleo on the NE coast of Sardinia, suitable for 2–6 people; beautiful mountain views over the Roche Sarde from house and garden; 3 double bedrooms (2 double beds, 1 twin); balcony and large terrazzo for al fresco dining; deckchairs on terrace and garden; self-catering kitchen and spacious living- room with TV; only 10 minutes by car from Porto Cervo, world-renowned Pevero golf course and all major beaches; close to wide range of activities, from the village market, restaurants and mountain trails to tennis, diving, riding, sailing and windsurfing schools. E-mail: margareta@sanpanteleo.co.uk; http://www.sanpantaleo.co.uk.

Italy, Tuscany. Charming seventeenth century farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised with lovely garden and swimming pool. Near Lucca; easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8- -10. Not available in August. Telephone: 0208 446 4913. E-mail: stein@stein44.fsnet.co.uk.

France, Dordogne. For rent. Renovated cottage near Sarlat and Beynac castle. Sleeps 6--7; large swimming pool, marvellous view and tranquil setting. Photos available. June and Sept. (£600 p.w.), July (£900 per week). E-mail: barbaracemerson@yahoo.co.uk. Telephone: 07798 828758.

Traditional Tarn farmhouse in 18 acres, sleeps 6/8 in main house (2 bathrooms) plus 4 in self-contained cottage across courtyard. Ideal for large family, or two families sharing. Recently modernised to high standard, c.h., open fireplaces, fully furnished, satellite TV, swimming pool (heated if required), hard tennis court, large games room with table tennis, snooker; secluded field and oak woods. 1k from village of Cahuzac-sur-Vere (supermarket, baker, 2 restaurants, cafe, bank, butcher); 45 minutes Toulouse airport, in Gaillac, Cordes, Albi triangle. Available to let from Easter 2004. For more information contact: mike.simler@wanadoo.fr or tel.: Judith on 01993 878793 (eves) or 01865 281577 (a.m.); Web site: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/mike.simler/Gaubile2.

Oxford: exceptional Edwardian home; 3 bedrooms (attached studies); 3 reception rooms; beautiful large kitchen/dining; charming summerhouse with veranda in garden. One further large bedroom in our second home next door. In all sleeping 5–8. Piano, table tennis; ó mile to city centre. 3–16 Apr., 28 July–17 Aug., 17 Dec.–8 Jan. £650 p.w. Tel.: 01865 247851.

Dordogne holiday rentals: stone house in an acre of garden in the Dordogne, France. Fabulous 270 degree panorama. Sleeps 8/10. Very peaceful, many day trips possible. Prices £210–£635 p.w. Private owner. Also gîtes sleeping 4/6 in nearby farm. Contact 01223 353603 or e-mail: whitehead.jo@bcg.com.

South of France: Cahors area. Completely restored stone house. Beautiful condition. Peaceful medieval village. An idyllic spot. Swimming pool. Preferential rates to college staff. Available all year round. E-mail: nkearney@tcd.ie or tel.: 0035 387 235 5962.

Italy—Umbria, near Perugia, within easy reach of Assisi, Lake Trasimene, Orvieto. Restored farmhouse, own private valley, large swimming pool: 2 spacious flats sleeping 4 and 2, or can be combined. £250–£750 p.w. depending on numbers of beds and season. For further details phone or fax 01865 390581.

Southwest France, between Albi/Cordes, farmhouse with 6 acres, swimming pool, set amid sunflower fields and vineyards. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, large kitchen, sleeps 8. Several airports within easy reach. Call 01608 810818 or e-mail barrymsimpson@hotmail.com for brochure.

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

Tuscany: family owned Wine Estate, producing highly recognised wines, olive oil and cheese: offers ancient farmhouse and apartments accommodation 2 up to 12+. Secluded rural setting, half hour central Florence. Contact: tel./fax: 0039 055 824 9120. E-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it.

Tuscany: Fattoria Corzano e Paterno, family owned and run award winning wine and cheese producing farm, half an hour from Florence, offers faithfully restored houses and apartments for short and longer term rentals. Web site: corzanoepaterno.it. Please contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham, 2000), e-mail: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Experience the Greek islands of Sporades with Thalpos Holidays. Local villa specialist offers lovely houses and villas in the beautiful islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in the Aegean Sea. Whether you are 2 or 20 persons in the party, and whether you wish to stay in the picturesque town, by the clear blue sea or in the breathtaking countryside, we have just what you are looking for. With more than 10 years of experience we are proud to offer high quality holidays and the very best service. See our programme for 2004 on: www.holidayislands.com, or contact us on e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr. Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.

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.

Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large seculded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en 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.

READERSHIP AND HONORARY NHS CONSULTANTSHIP IN UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL SURGERY

In association with Trinity College

Applications are invited for the post of Clinical Reader and Honorary NHS Consultant in Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery in the Nuffield Department of Surgery. The post to be taken up from a date to be agreed.

The Reader will be clinically qualified and expected to establish an independent research programme in evidenced-based surgery within the specialty and surgery in general. The appointee will also be expected to teach the skills of health services research and knowledge management within the department.

The Reader will be eligible for honorary consultant status, if suitably qualified, and will undertake clinical work as an UGI surgeon with up to five programmed activities a week. Salary (subject to the award of an honorary consultant contract) will be on the scale £54,340–£70,715 (under review), according to age and qualifications.

The successful candidate may be offered a fellowship at Trinity College, in the circumstances set out in the further particulars.

Further particulars may be obtained from Professor Jonathan L. Meakins, Nuffield Department of Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU (telephone Oxford 221297, fax: 765063, e-mail: jonathan.meakins@surgery.ox.ac.uk).

Applications, quoting reference NDSA/159/04 (ten copies, or one only from candidates overseas) should be sent to Dr Stella Keeble, Department Administrator, Nuffield Department of Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, to arrive no later than 26 March. Applicants should include a full curriculum vitae, a list of research publications (please star the five most important papers and include reprints if available), and a statement of research objectives, together with the names of three referees (one at least from outside Oxford). The department will not accept applications by e-mail.

The department's Web page is at http://www.jr2.ox.ac.uk/nds/.


MEDICAL SCIENCES DIVISION (DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND GENETICS)

University Lecturership in Developmental Biology

In association with a Tutorial Fellowship at Jesus College

Applications are invited for the post of University Lecturer in Developmental Biology available from 1 October 2004, or as soon as possible afterwards. The successful candidate will be expected to have carried out advanced research in developmental biology/embryology or related subjects and have particular competence to organise and carry out teaching to medical students during their pre-clinical studies.

The department, rated 5 in the last four research assessment exercises, is very well equipped. Modern research laboratories and excellent teaching facilities are available. Further information can be obtained from the department's Web site, http://www.anat.ox.ac.uk.

The university salary will be according to age, on the scale £22,191–£35,845 per annum. The post is tenable to retirement age after five years, subject to review. The successful candidate may be offered a tutorial fellowship at Jesus College, in which case the combined university and college salary would be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum. Additional college allowances may be available.

Further particulars may be obtained from Professor Kay Davies, Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QX (telephone: Oxford (2)72180, e-mail: kay.davies@anat.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications (twelve copies, or one only from applicants overseas) should be sent to arrive no later than 26 March. Applicants should include a full curriculum vitae, a list of research publications (please star the five most important papers and include reprints if available), and a statement of teaching and research objectives, together with the names of three referees (not more than two from one department and at least one should be from outside Oxford). Applications by e-mail will not be accepted.


CHRIST CHURCH

Senior Scholarships

The governing body proposes to elect up to two scholars, to hold their awards from 1 October 2004. The scholarships are tenable for two years in the first instance, and may be renewed for a further year; they are open to both men and women. Candidates must be in the second year of a higher degree (research-based—see note below) in the University at the time of their election. The stipend is as for postgraduate awards from UK Government agencies, subject to a deduction in the light of other emoluments, together with free college accommodation or a housing allowance (currently £1,128).

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained by writing to the Secretary to the Tutor for Graduates, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP. Applications must reach the Secretary to the Tutor for Graduates by 2 April.

 

Note: the scholarships are also available to candidates in the second year of an M.Phil. or a B.Phil.


CHRIST CHURCH AND THE FACULTY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

University Lecturership and Official Studentship in Medieval Poetry in English, or Medieval and Renaissance Poetry in English

Applications are invited for a Joint University Lecturership (CUF) and Christopher Tower Official Studentship (Tutorial Fellowship) in Medieval Poetry in English, or Medieval and Renaissance Poetry in English, from October 2004. Candidates should have research interests in Medieval or Medieval and Renaissance poetry in English.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Censors' Administrator, Christ Church, St Aldate's, Oxford OX1 1DP, and may be viewed at http://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/jobs. The closing date for applications is 19 March.

Christ Church and the University are equal opportunities employers.


CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE

Lecturership in Ancient History

Corpus Christi College proposes to appoint a lecturer in Ancient History for the academic year 2004–5, during the tenure of a Leverhulme Fellowship by Dr John Ma. The lecturer will be required to teach ancient Greek History for Classics Honour Moderations, Literae Humaniores, Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, and Ancient and Modern History, up to an average of twelve hours weekly. In addition the lecturer will be expected to deliver sixteen hours of university lectures, paid at the current rate of £1,360, on topics to be decided by the Sub-faculty of Ancient History.

The current salary is £15,818 per annum (including housing allowance of £2,264). Teaching in excess of nine hours per week is remunerated at the current tutorial rate. The post is pensionable under USS. The lecturer will be a member of the senior common room and will be entitled to free lunch and dinner at all times when the college kitchen is open.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, should be sent to the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF, by 26 March. Candidates should ask their referees to write or e-mail the College Secretary (e-mail: rachel.pearson@ccc.ox.ac.uk) by the same date.

Corpus Christi College is an equal opportunities employer.


JESUS COLLEGE

Election of Principal

The governing body of Jesus College is seeking a new Principal with effect from 1 October 2005, in succession to Sir Peter North, CBE, QC, DCL, FBA, who is retiring. Anyone who wishes to apply or express an interest is invited to contact the Vice-Principal, Mr P.J. Clarke, by 23 April 2004. (telephone: Oxford (2)79718, fax: (2)79696, e-mail: peter.clarke@jesus.ox.ac.uk).

The college prospectus and further particulars are available from Mrs Helen Gee (telephone: Oxford (2)79718, e-mail: helen.gee@jesus.ox.ac.uk), and can also be found on the college Web site, http://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk.

Jesus College is an equal opportunities employer.


KEBLE COLLEGE

Graduate Scholarships 2004–5

These awards are for study at Keble College only

Keble College proposes to elect a few graduate scholars to come into residence in October 2004. The scholarships will be awarded solely on the grounds of academic merit, and continuing tenure will be subject to satisfactory supervisors' reports.

One De Breyne Scholarship, open to Keble Finalists intending to study for a research degree, and by preference to be awarded to a candidate working in the field of Medical Science. The scholarship is to the value of the college fee and tenable from October 2004 for up to three years, being coterminous with the college fee liability. The scholarship carries with it entitlement to free accommodation in college-owned accommodation, for the first year only. Applications should be received by Friday, 21 May.

Two Keble Association Open Scholarships are offered to research students without restriction as to subject and to those reading for the Second BM. The scholarships are to the value of £2,000, and tenable from 1 October 2004 for up to three years, being coterminous with fee liability, and carry with them the right to college accommodation at the prevailing rates for the first year only. Applications should be received by Friday, 21 May.

Two Keble College Closed Scholarships available to Keble Finalists intending to study for a research degree, or to graduates currently registered as first-year research students at Keble. The value of each of the scholarships will be £1,000 each. The scholarships will be tenable for one year, and will carry with them the right to college accommodation at the prevailing rates. Applications should be received by Friday, 21 May.

The Ian Tucker Memorial Bursary is available to graduate students on, or about to apply for, a full-time course at the University. The candidates, who will be of proven academic ability, must demonstrate sporting prowess principally in the field of rugby football, together with the qualities that will make a contribution to both the college and University. The bursary will be awarded to one or more graduates, up to the value of £8,000 in total, and is tenable for one year. Applications for the bursary should be received by Friday, 21 May.

The Gosden Scholarship is worth up to £5,000 per annum and is tenable for up to three years, coterminous with fee liability. Candidates for the scholarship must
(a) either be ordained or be able to show clear evidence of desire for ordination in the Church of England or a church in communion therewith; and
(b) be intending to study for a postgraduate degree in any faculty in the University of Oxford, or
(c) be presently registered for a postgraduate degree in the University of Oxford. Candidates will also need to show evidence of the level and source of their present or projected funding. They may also wish to submit details of other relevant financial circumstances which might affect the scale of the award. If a successful candidate is presently engaged in postgraduate work in Oxford, a decision will be reached and the candidate notified soon after the interview. If a successful candidate is also applying for a research council award, formal notice of a Keble award will be held over until after the funding bodies' decisions in July/August. Applications should be received no later than Friday, 23 April.

The Water Newton Graduate Scholarship is worth up to £5,000 per annum and tenable for up to three years, coterminous with fee liability. Candidates for the scholarship must
(a) either be ordained or be able to show clear evidence of desire for ordination in the Church of England or a church in communion therewith; and
(b) be intending to study for a postgraduate degree in any faculty in the University of Oxford, or
(c) be presently registered for a postgraduate degree in the University of Oxford. Candidates will also need to show evidence of the level and source of their present or projected funding. They may also wish to submit details of other relevant financial circumstances, which might affect the scale of the award. If a successful candidate is presently engaged in postgraduate work in Oxford, a decision will be reached and the candidate notified soon after the interview. If a successful candidate is also applying for a research council award, formal notice of a Keble award will be held over until after the funding bodies' decisions in July/August. Applications should be received no later than Friday, 23 April.

Applicants must first be accepted to read for a higher degree of the University, and so should apply to the relevant faculty through the Graduate Admissions Office.

Application forms for all these scholarships are available from the Deputy Academic Administrator, Keble College, Oxford OX1 3PG (e-mail: college.office@keb.ox.ac.uk). Please indicate clearly for which scholarship you wish to apply.


MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Fixed-term (six-year) Tutorial Fellowship in Zoology

Applications are invited for a Fixed-Term Tutorial Fellowship in Zoology tenable from 1 October 2004. The successful candidate is expected to hold a position in one of the departments of the University, such as a departmental lecturership or research fellowship. The term of the Tutorial Fellowship will be for as long as the successful candidate holds a position in Oxford, up to a maximum of six years. The person appointed will be required to provide six tutorial-hours of teaching per week during Full Term in aspects of animal biology relevant to the undergraduate degree courses in Biological Sciences and Human Sciences. Salary will be on an age-related scale up to a maximum of £6,905 per annum, and additional college allowances will be available.

Applications (eight copies), containing a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, together with a statement of teaching experience and research interests, should be sent to the President, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU, by 11 March. Candidates should ask their referees to write directly to the President by this date. Application forms and further information can be obtained from the President's Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)76101, fax: (2)86730, e-mail: carolyn.tucker@magd.ox.ac.uk). The application form and further particulars are also located on the college Web site, http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk.

Magdalen College is an equal opportunities employer.


MERTON COLLEGE

Research Fellowship in English

Merton College proposes to elect to a four-year Research Fellowship in English to commence in October 2004. This is a new type of career development post which will provide a promising academic in modern English studies with the opportunity to develop skills in teaching and academic administration, in combination with substantial support for research. The teaching commitment will be up to six hours per week in full term.

The stipend will be £20,671 per annum. The fellow will be entitled to meals in college and to other benefits.

Full details of the post and its conditions are set out in the further particulars, obtainable from the Sub-Warden's Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: lesley.walsh@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 19 March.

Merton College is an equal opportunities employer.


NUFFIELD COLLEGE

Election of Warden

Nuffield College is a postgraduate college specialising in the Social Sciences. The fellows of the college are proceeding to the election of a Head of the college in succession to Sir Tony Atkinson, FBA, who vacates the Wardenship on 31 August 2005.

Any suitably qualified candidate who wishes to be considered should send a letter of application, a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees to the Academic Administrator, Nuffield College, Oxford OX1 1NF. Applications will be considered from 10 March.

Further particulars of the post can be obtained from the college's Web site at http://www.nuff.ox.ac.uk or from the Academic Administrator (e-mail: academic.administrator@nuffield.ox. ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)88540).

Nuffield College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Graduate Scholarships 2004

St Catherine's College expects to be able to award the following Graduate Scholarships with effect from October 2004. The closing date for all of the scholarships is Friday, 7 May.

College Scholarship (Arts): one Graduate Scholarship of £2,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years while the recipient is liable to pay university and college fees, and restricted to students who are, or will be reading for a research degree in the Arts in the University (Humanities Division, Social Science Division, Schools of Anthropology, Archaeology, and Geography).

College Scholarship (Sciences): one Graduate Scholarship of £2,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years while the recipient is liable to pay university and college fees, and restricted to students who are, or will be reading for a research degree in the Sciences in the University (Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division, Medical Sciences Division, Departments of Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, and Zoology).

Glaxo Scholarship (Medicine): one Graduate Scholarship of £1,500 per annum, tenable for up to three years while the recipient is liable to pay university and college fees, and restricted to students who have a confirmed place on the Second BM course or the accelerated graduate entry course in the University. Preference will be given to students who are not eligible for full funding, for example graduates who have already completed an honours degree before embarking on the pre-clinical course.

Great Eastern Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship of £2,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years while the recipient is liable to pay university and college fees, and restricted to Indian nationals who are, or will be reading for a research degree in the University.

Leathersellers' Company Scholarship (Sciences): one Graduate Scholarship of £2,500 per annum, tenable for up to three years while the recipient is liable to pay university and college fees, and restricted to graduates of European universities who are, or will be reading for a research degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Computing, Earth Sciences, Engineering Science, Materials Science, Mathematics, Physics, Plant Sciences, Statistics, or Zoology in the University.

Overseas Scholarship: two Graduate Scholarships of £1,715 per annum, tenable for up to three years while the recipient is liable to pay university and college fees, and restricted to students from outside the European Union who are, or will be reading for a research degree.

All the above Graduate Scholarships may be held in conjunction with another award and carry entitlement to limited senior common room dining rights. They also carry entitlement to up to two years' single accommodation in college or a College House (at the current room charge rate), which should be taken in the first two years of the scholarship.

There are fifteen self-contained flats nearby primarily for new graduate students with partners and/or children. Preference is given to those coming to the college from the greatest distance and likely to experience difficulties in the local accommodation market. All fifteen of the flats have one double bedroom and three have a second small bedroom suitable for a child under four years old.

Before awarding any Graduate Scholarships, the college must be satisfied that sufficient funding is available to cover university and college fees for the full duration of the course. In addition to fees, single graduates are advised to budget for at least £8,360 for a full calendar year in order to cover food, accommodation, and other personal expenditure.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with a covering letter including a research outline (where appropriate) and statement of other means of financial support to the Academic Registrar, St Catherine's College, Oxford OX1 3UJ (e-mail: academic.registrar@stcatz.ox.ac.uk). Please remember to specify which scholarship(s) you are applying for. In addition, candidates should arrange for two people acquainted with their recent academic work to send a confidential report direct to the Academic Registrar before the closing date.

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


ST EDMUND HALL

Appointment of Chaplain

St Edmund Hall wishes to appoint a Chaplain, with effect from 1 May 2004 for a fixed term of five years. The post is a half-time one, and is especially suitable for a man or woman who will be engaged in academic study or research. The closing date for applications is Monday, 1 March.

Full details of the post are available from the Principal's PA, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR (e-mail: gillian.powell@seh.ox.ac.uk).


ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowship in Modern European History Since 1700

St Peter's College invites applications for a three-year non-renewable Junior Research Fellowship in Modern European History (excluding Britain) since 1700. Applicants should have completed or be close to completion of a doctorate in some aspect of this subject. In addition to their research, the successful applicant will be asked to teach for the college for up to five hours a week in term, or the annualised equivalent, and to assist in undergraduate admissions. They should have teaching competence in at least two of the periods of General History (X–XIV) in the Final Honour School of Modern History: 1715–99; 1799–1856; 1856–1914; 1914–45; 1941–73. An ability to teach other subjects will be an advantage. Full details of the syllabus in Modern History can be found on the Modern History Faculty's Web site http://www.history.ox.ac.uk.

The initial stipend will be £11,497 per annum (under review), with annual increments subject to satisfactory performance. Single accommodation may be available, subject to a deduction in stipend. A non-resident fellow will be provided with a teaching room.

Further details and application instructions may be obtained from the College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL (telephone: Oxford (2)78864, e-mail: college.secretary@spc.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications, including a full curriculum vitae and an indication of the teaching offered by the candidate, should be sent by the closing date of Wednesday, 24 March. Seven copies of the application should be sent (except for candidates overseas, who need send only one). Applicants should ensure that three referees write to the College Secretary on their behalf by the closing date.

St Peter's College is an equal opportunities employer.


ST PETER'S COLLEGE AND THE MATHEMATICAL INSTITUTE

Tutorship and Faculty Lecturership in Pure Mathematics

St Peter's College and the University's Mathematical Institute are seeking to appoint, with effect from 1 October 2004, a pure mathematician who will be Fellow and Tutor at St Peter's College and Faculty Lecturer in the Mathematical Institute, and will teach both in the college and the Institute. The preferred research area is in algebraic geometry, broadly interpreted, but outstanding candidates in other areas of pure mathematics should not be deterred from applying. The combined college and university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 at age forty-five. College allowances will additionally be payable.

Further particulars of the post and the application procedure are available at http://www.maths.ox.ac.uk/notices/vaca ncies. The closing date for applications is 2 April. Potential applicants are welcome to make informal contact with Dr Lionel Mason, College Fellow and Tutor in Applied Mathematics, by telephone or e-mail (telephone: Oxford (2)78913, e-mail: lmason@maths.ox.ac.uk).


WORCESTER COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowship and Lecturership in Philosophy

Worcester College proposes, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, to award a Junior Research Fellowship and Lecturership in Philosophy, tenable from 1 October 2004 for up to, but not more than, three years. It is expected that candidates will not normally be older than thirty. The college is an equal opportunities employer, and consideration will be given to applications submitted by candidates who can demonstrate that the application of this age-limit would be inappropriate in their circumstances.

The successful candidate will be required to teach elementary logic and introductory epistemology and metaphysics to undergraduates for up to six hours a week during term time. Other subjects will depend upon the areas of specialisation and competence of the person appointed; but ability to teach one or more of the philosophy of religion, ethics (including Mill's Utilitarianism), the history of modern philosophy from Descartes to Kant, and the philosophy of mind would be an advantage. The appointee will also be required to help with the annual admissions procedures. The stipend is £8,919–£10,926 per annum plus allowances.

Application forms and further particulars, including details of the allowances, may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB (telephone: Oxford (2)78342, e-mail: jane.gover@worc.ox.ac.uk), or from the Web pages at http://www.worc.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is Friday, 26 March.


Junior Research Fellowship in Music

Worcester College proposes, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves, to award a Junior Research Fellowship in Music, tenable from 1 October 2004 for up to, but not more than, three years. It is expected that candidates will not normally be older than thirty. The college is an equal opportunities employer, and consideration will be given to applications submitted by candidates who can demonstrate that the application of this age-limit would be inappropriate in their circumstances.

The JRF will be required to give up to six hours per week of tuition in music during term-time. This would comprise topics in the history of music ranging across nine centuries, analysis, supervision of dissertations and options for final year students. The post-holder will also be required to help with the annual admissions procedures. The stipend is £8,919–£10,926 per annum, plus allowances.

Application forms and further particulars, including details of the allowances, may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB (telephone: Oxford (2)78342, e-mail: jane.gover@worc.ox.ac.uk), or from the Web pages at http://www.worc.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 19 March.


RIPON COLLEGE, CUDDESDON

Appointment of Principal

The Governors of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, seek to appoint a Principal, from 1 September 2004. The Principal will have oversight and provide leadership and vision for the work of Ripon College, Cuddesdon, and its future development in response to the Hind Report.

The person appointed will be a communicant member of the Church of England or a church in communion with the Church of England, and will have considerable pastoral experience.

Applications must be received by 19 March. Interviews will be held in Cuddesdon on 22 and 23 April.

Further details of the post can be obtained from the Secretary to the Governors, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford OX44 9EX (telephone: Oxford 874404; e-mail: amarriott@ripon-cuddesdon.ac.uk).

The post is subject to enhanced CRB procedures.


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

Appointment of Publications Assistant

Applications are invited for the post of Publications Assistant, reporting to the Publications Manager. Responsible for the day-to-day running of the Publications Department, including processing an academic journal and other publishing projects, the successful applicant will have excellent organisational, communications, and MS Office skills. Copy-editing and proof- reading skills are desirable. Salary £14,000–£16,000 per annum.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, should be sent to Claudia Kozeny, Publications, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR (e-mail: publications@oxcis.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 5 March.


KING'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Non-Stipendiary Research Fellowship in Science or Mathematics

King's College, Cambridge, proposes to elect to a non-stipendiary Fellowship in any branch of Science or Mathematics. The fellowship will be tenable for up to four years from 1 October 2004.

The Research Fellow will be a member of the governing body with full privileges of a fellow, eligible to sit on college committees and expected to play an active part in the life of the college, including where appropriate some undergraduate teaching.

Further details and an application form may be obtained from the Provost's Personal Assistant by e-mail to provost.pa@kings.cam.ac.uk, or from the King's College Web site, http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/vacancies.

The closing date for applications is 8 April. Short-listed candidates must be available to attend interviews on 13 May.

King's College follows an equal opportunities policy.

Friday 27 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Strategic planning, for heads of department and chairmen of boards', 9 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM study session: `English embroideries', 10 a.m.–12.30 p.m. (Cost: £12, Friends £8, concessions £6. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR M. GNERRE: `Jivaro streams: from placed names to named places' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Decorative arts in 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.)

PROFESSOR R. WADE: `The World Bank and its critics' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

DR J. MADDICOTT: `Expansion: Parliament and nation, 1272–1327' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327'), Schools, 5 p.m.

LORD BINGHAM OF CORNHILL: `The Alabama claims' (Neill Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR DAVID BUTLER: `Politics and the media' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m. (Discussion opened by Peter Riddell, Political Correspondent, The Times.)

MUSTAFA BARGHOUTI: `A new vision for Palestine' (lecture series: `Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR J. REYNELL: `Opportunities for female autonomy and leadership within the Jain religious tradition' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.


Saturday 28 February

BATE COLLECTION OF MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS: Hands On!—an opportunity for visitors to try some of the instruments in the collection, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. (tel. for further information: (2)78139).

STUDY-DAY: `Durkheim encountering Spencer', Maison Française, 10.45 a.m.–3.45 p.m.

PEMBROKE COLLEGE: exhibition of post-war British art, including works by Frink, Heron, Chadwick, Calder, and Piper, preceded by luncheon in Pembroke Hall, 1 p.m. (Tickets £28/£20, with proceeds to the Student Hardship Fund. Further information from lara.dalby@pmb.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR ANNE HUDSON: `Robustissimus Antichristi Achilles: Thomas Netter, Wyclif, and the Lollards' (Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature open lecture), Lecture Room XXIII, Balliol, 4.45 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Christopher Eastwood, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

THE OXFORD CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (conductor John Beswick) performs music by Tchaikovsky, Nielsen, and Hindemith, Sheldonian, 8.30 p.m.


Sunday 29 February

THE RT REVD JOHN GLADWIN preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 1 March

N. SAAKWA-MANTE: `Robert Boyle, monsters, and the causes of human skin colour variation' (seminar series: `Surgery, physic, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

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

S. LLANDRAT-GUIGES: `Introduction au cinéma de la "modernité": Jean- Luc Godard (L'aller et retour de deux enfants prodigues/Alphaville)' (lecture series), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY WIND ORCHESTRA (conductor James Hooson): programme to include Stravinsky's Symphonies of Wind Instruments. Sheldonian, 8 p.m.


Tuesday 2 March

PROFESSOR JONATHAN GLOVER: `What we owe to our children' (Uehiro Lectures: `Choosing children: genes, disability, and design'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

DR M. RYAN: `Legal lineaments of the later medieval polity' (Carlyle Lectures: `The legal framework of political thought, 1100–1600'), Schools, 5 p.m.

H.E. GRIGORY KARASIN, PROFESSOR GEORGE FREDERICKSON, and PROFESSOR DAVID MARQUAND: `Differing responses: the carrot or the stick?' (Parliamentary Seminars: `A fractured world: foreign policy in the twenty-first century'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

HUGH BRODY: `Mortality and myth-making: the case against land claims?' (Waynflete Lectures: `Claiming land, winning rights, losing life'—an exploration and critique of Aboriginal land claims), the Grove Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

C. DUGGAN: `Conceiving the nation: themes in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italian history' (Modern European History Social and Cultural History Research Seminar), Modern History Faculty Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR K. BANTING: `The world turned upside down: below replacement fertility, changing preferences, and family-friendly public policy in twenty-one OECD countries' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Barnett House, 5 p.m.

J. DOCTOR: ` "Virtual Concerts": the BBC's transmutation of public performances' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m.

J. SHAPCOTT: `Antibubbles in your own kitchen: fluids, air, and poetry' (Wolfson College Lectures: `Bubbles physical and metaphysical'), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs works by Haydn, Janacek, and Mozart, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 7.30 p.m. (tickets £12/£6 available in advance from `In Oxford Shop', tel. 248774).


Wednesday 3 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Planning for your retirement', 9 a.m., and `Telephone skills', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ORGAN RECITAL: Jessica Cottis, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

PROFESSOR OLIVER TAPLIN: `Swallow Song: work-in-progress on a co-production of the National Theatre of Greece and the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. CLUNAS: ` "Walking with a staff": visual and material cultures of age and death' (Slade Lectures: `Empire of Great Brightness: visual and material cultures of Ming China, 1368--1644'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

DR A. EHTESHAMI: `Islamic political movements in the age of globalisation' (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies seminars: `Islamic political thought'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET—celebrity concert, with Bruno Schrecker, cello: works by Haydn, Britten, and Schubert, Holywell Music Room, 7.30 p.m. (tickets £12/£6 available in advance from `In Oxford Shop', tel. 248774).

DR A. LEVY: `Hebrew mathematics and Jewish culture in the Middle Ages' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.


Thursday 4 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Time management—for those who manage their own time', 9.30 a.m., and `Writing at work'—week 1, 3.30 p.m. (see information above).

A. COMAS-HERRERA: `The future costs of dementia care' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminars: `Health and social care for ageing populations'), Lecture Theatre, Department of Sociology, 1 p.m.

DR E. HS lectures in series of International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Engendering emotion: interdisciplinary contexts', Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: `Portraits', 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

M. TIGHT: `Higher education research: an atheoretical community of practice?' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning research seminars, History of Art Lecture Room, Littlegate House level 2, 4 p.m. (enquiries: harriet.dunbar- goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PIPPA NORRIS: `Electoral engineering' (seminar), Seminar Room, Nuffield, 4 p.m.

DR M. OREN: `Revelations of 1967: new research on the Six Day War and understanding the contemporary Middle East' (Isaiah Berlin Public Lectures in Middle East Dialogue), Schools, 5 p.m.

M. CHRIMES: `The engineer as hero? Perceptions of the greatness of British engineers' (DNB Seminars in Historical Biography: `Heroes and character'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

ROBERT NAPIER (Chief Executive, World Wide Fund for Nature—UK) speaks in Linacre Lectures series `Green power: green responsibility?'—directors of leading conservation charities speak about the changing marketplace and their strategies for success, Main Lecture Hall, School of Geography and the Environment, 5.15 p.m.

N. COURTÈS: `Circé en majesté. Le paradigme magique au féminin (XVIe–XVIIe siècles') (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

PAULA CLIFFORD: `Tortured humanity from the perspective of HIV/Aids work in Africa' (seminars for Lent: `Tortured humanity'—accompanying exhibition of bronze crucifixion statue by Doru Imbroane Marculescu), Cathedral, 8 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

QUEEN'S COLLEGE CHOIR performs J.S. Bach's Magnificat, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (admission £10/£8/£6 at the door, or from the college: tel. (2)79173, e-mail: rosemary.rey@queens.ox.ac.uk).


Friday 5 March

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

DR L. SCIAMA: `Venetian nicknames and the carnival culture' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET, with student performers, performs Mozart, Oboe quintet in C minor (K.406), and a new student composition, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £6/£4 available in advance from `In Oxford Shop', tel. 248774).

PROFESSOR E. KAPSTEIN: `Fairness in international politics' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

CONFERENCE: `La recherche sur internet: le cas de l'histoire des sciences', Maison Française, 2–5 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–1 p.m.).

DR J. MADDICOTT: `English exceptionalism?: The peculiarities of the early English parliament' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327'), Schools, 5 p.m.

THE RT. HON. TONY BENN opens discussion of paper by Dr David Butler: `The future of the Left' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

HAIDER ABDEL SHAFI: `The limits of available options for regaining Palestinian rights' (lecture series: `Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.


Saturday 6 March


ORGAN RECITAL: Henry Fairs, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 7 March

THE RT REVD JOHN PACKER preaches, Mansfield, 10 a.m.

BENJAMIN ABBA NARVEY performs music for lute and theorbo, the Hall, Wolfson, 3 p.m.

KATHRYN WHITNEY (soprano) and PHILIP BULLOCK (piano): recital of songs by Fauré, Ravel, Debussy, Haydn, Brahms, and Copland, the Hall, Balliol, 9 p.m. (doors open 8.45 p.m.; admission free).


Monday 8 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Introduction to the Bodleian Library', 10 a.m. (see information above).

A. STOBART: ` "The Right Honourable the Lady Clifford's Booke of Receipts": variations in domestic medicine at Ugbrooke House, Devon, in the seventeenth century' (seminar series: `Surgery, physic, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

THE HON. TREVOR MANUEL, MP (South African Minister of Finance): `Making globalisation work for Africa' (Global Economic Governance Programme inaugural lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.-L. LEUTRAT: conclusion of the series looking at the work of Jean-Luc Godard, with projection of The Old Place, a short film produced for MOMA, New York (Maison Française, 5 p.m.).