Oxford University Gazette: 27 February 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4651: 27 February 2003

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University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following change in regulations, to come into effect on 14 March.

Title of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and of Honorary Clinical Lecturer

In Sect. V of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning academic posts in clinical departments (Statutes, 2000, p. 527, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), delete § 6 and substitute:

`§ 6. Title of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and of Honorary Clinical Lecturer

1. The Medical Sciences Board may confer the title of `Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in [here state the subject]' without stipend upon any appropriately qualified individual who takes part in the instruction in clinical subjects of candidates for the Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine or in postgraduate teaching, subject to the following conditions:

(1) the title shall be conferred for an indefinite period subject to continued substantial involvement in the instruction in clinical subjects of candidates for the Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine or in postgraduate teaching, and satisfactory performance in routine teaching quality assessments;

(2) review of performance shall be based on an assessment of teaching quality by the relevant head of department or such other member of staff as may be authorised by the relevant head of department;

(3) a title-holder shall be deemed to be a member, or associated member as appropriate, of the corresponding university department.

2. The Medical Sciences Board may confer the title of `Honorary Clinical Lecturer in [here state the subject]' without stipend upon any person who regularly undertakes teaching in clinical subjects of candidates for the Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine, subject to the following conditions:

(1) the title shall be conferred for an indefinite period subject to continued substantial involvement in the instruction in clinical subjects of candidates for the Second Examination for the Degree of Bachelor of Medicine;

(2) review of performance shall be based on an assessment of teaching quality by the relevant head of department or such other member of staff as may be authorised by the relevant head of department;

(3) a title-holder shall be deemed to be a member, or associated member as appropriate, of the corresponding university department.

3. Persons shall cease to hold these titles on their resignation or retirement from their substantive appointments.'

[This change alters the procedures for conferment of the title of Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer and of Honorary Clinical Lecturer (currently `Acting Clinical Lecturer') so that there is no longer a requirement to undertake a formal review every five years. Instead there will be an annual review of teaching within each specialty and the title will be retained by those continuing to provide substantial teaching.]


CONGREGATION 25 February

Declaration of approval of Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon JOHN BRADEMAS, D.PHIL. (BA Harvard), Honorary Fellow of Brasenose College, President Emeritus of New York University and former Member of the Congress of the United States, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE HON. ROBERT HAWKE, AC, B.LITT. (BA (Econ.), LL.B. University of Western Australia), Honorary Fellow of University College, former Prime Minster of Australia, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR THE HON. REX NETTLEFORD, OM, M.PHIL. (BA UWI), FIJ, Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Vice-Chancellor of the University of the West Indies, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon DAVID RANDLE WOODS, D.PHIL. (B.SC. (Hons) Rhodes University), F.A.S.S.AF., F.R.S.S.AF., University College, Vice-Chancellor of Rhodes University, South Africa, be approved.


BOARDS OF FACULTIES

For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 14 March, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

University Agenda

CONGREGATION 25 March 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against, or any proposed amendment to, the following Legislative Proposal, signed by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 17 March (see the Guide to Procedures in Congregation cited in the note at the end of `University Agenda').

Voting on Legislative Proposal: Botanic Garden

Explanatory note

The following Legislative Proposal submitted by Council under Part 2 of Congregation Regulations 2 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2001, p. 161), which is promoted on the recommendation of the Curators of the Botanic Garden and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections), revises the governance structure of the Botanic Garden. The present body of Curators is replaced by a new body of Visitors, on which for the first time external members are permitted. This is in line with the other museums and scientific collections in Oxford, and botanic gardens nationally. The legislation also provides for the headship of the department to transfer formally from the Sherardian Professor of Botany to a newly established post of Director of the Botanic Garden, so providing the garden with a full-time head. P At the same time legislation on other aspects of the Sherardian Bequest are transferred from the legislation governing the Botanic Garden, to the University's Trust Regulations.

The Royal College of Physicians of London, which had a vested interest in this matter under the terms of the Sherardian Bequest, has consented to the changes and has waived its interest for the future.

 

WHEREAS it is expedient to revise the arrangements for the governance of the Botanic Garden, NOW THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD, in exercise of the powers in that behalf conferred upon it by the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923, and of all other powers enabling it, ENACTS, sections 1 and 2 being subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, AS FOLLOWS:

1 Delete Council Regulations 46 of 2002 (Gazette, p. 513) and substitute the following as Council Regulations 3 of 2003:

`Council Regulations 3 of 2003

REGULATIONS FOR THE BOTANIC GARDEN

Made by Council on 27 February 2003, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council

Purpose

1. The purpose of the Botanic Garden is to assemble, maintain, and exhibit the University's collection of plants at the Botanic Garden, the Glasshouses, and Harcourt Arboretum, and to promote research, teaching, conservation, and public education based on the garden's collections.

Governance

2. The Visitors of the Botanic Garden shall be:

(1) a chairman who shall be appointed by the Vice-Chancellor;

(2) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections);

(3) one of the Proctors or the Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(4) the Sherardian Professor of Botany, who shall be called Keeper of the Botanic Garden;

(5) a person appointed by the Department of Plant Sciences;

(6) a member of Congregation elected by Congregation;

(7), (8) two persons appointed by Council, who need not be members of Congregation.

3.

(1) The Visitors may co-opt up to three additional members, who need not be members of Congregation.

(2) The period of office for appointed, elected, and co-opted members shall be three years.

4. The Director of the Botanic Garden shall be the secretary to the Visitors, except that the Visitors may require him or her to withdraw from any meeting.

5. In fulfilment of their responsibilities, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the garden in accordance with section 8 of Statute VIII, the Visitors:

(1) shall appoint, or delegate the appointment of, all staff in the garden in accordance with procedures set out in standing orders;

(2) shall prepare annually a report on the activities of the garden.

6. The Visitors shall have authority, under Council, to make such arrangements by standing order as are necessary to fulfil their responsibilities.

7. In carrying out their responsibilities the Visitors shall co-operate with the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections in facilitating co-ordination between the University's museums and scientific collections, particularly with respect to planning, allocation and use of resources, and the development, care, and promotion of the collections as national and international resources both for teaching and research and for public access.

Keeper of the Botanic Garden

8. The role of the Sherardian Professor of Botany as Keeper of the Botanic Garden in relation to the garden and the Visitors shall be set out in standing orders made under regulation 6 above.

Director of the Botanic Garden

9. The Director of the Botanic Garden shall be the first officer of the garden, and shall act for and be responsible to the Visitors in the exercise of their powers.

10. The Director shall be responsible under the Visitors for all strategic aspects of the operation and well-being of the garden, including:

(1) the allocation and development of space and other resources;

(2) the distribution of support and other facilities;

(3) acquisitions policy;

(4) the conservation and study of the collections, and their display and publication; and

(5) the participation in, and fostering of, scholarly work and public education within the garden.'

2 In Part 2. of Council Regulations 25 of 2002, concerning trusts (Statutes, 2000, p. 725, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, and renumbered by the changes published on 24 November 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461; Vol. 133, p. 404), insert new § 324 as follows and renumber existing §§ 324--35 (pp. 725--30) as §§ 325--36:

`§ 324. Sherardian Bequest

The University shall maintain a library in which the bequest of books, dried plants, fruits, and seeds received by it under the will of Dr William Sherard, who died in 1728, are kept under the custody of the Sherardian Professor of Botany.'

3 In section 8 of Statute VIII (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 106), delete `Curators of the Botanic Garden' and substitute `Visitors of the Botanic Garden'.

Notices

THE VICE-CHANCELLORSHIP

Sir Colin Lucas completes his seven-year term as Vice-Chancellor in September 2004 and the process has now begun to find his successor. As part of this exercise, an advertisement is appearing in the Times Higher Education Supplement on Friday, 28 February. All enquiries about any aspect of this appointment, including those from members of the University, should be directed in the first instance to the search consultants, who assist the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship, Saxton Bampfylde Hever plc, PO box 198, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4FH, for the personal attention of Mr Stephen Bampfylde.

The advertisement reads:

`The University of Oxford is one of the world's leading universities and has been at the centre of international scholarship for many hundreds of years. It is now seeking an exceptional individual to succeed Sir Colin Lucas who retires in September 2004.

`He or she will work closely with the Colleges, to lead an independent and self-governing institution committed to unrivalled academic standards. If you believe that you have the academic and leadership credentials to fill this important position, you can obtain full written particulars from the University's appointed consultants, Saxton Bampfylde Hever plc. Please refer to their website at www.saxbam.com/arc quoting reference BPED or e-mail bped@saxbam.co.uk.

`If you do not have access to the internet or e-mail, please telephone +44 (0) 1483 409 713. The closing date for applications is 28 March 2003.

`The Oxford University Web site is at www.ox.ac.uk.'


CONFERMENT OF THE TITLE OF VISITING PROFESSOR

On the recommendation of the Department of Zoology, the Life and Environmental Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Palaeobiology on R.A. FORTEY, FRS (BA, PH.D., SC.D. Cambridge), Principal Merit Researcher in Invertebrate Palaeontology at the Natural History Museum, for a period of five years from 15 February 2003.


COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARDS

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

                                         Appointed by

British Heart Foundation
  Professorship of Cardiovascular
  Physiology

The Principal of Jesus                    Mr Vice-Chancellor[1]
The Warden of Merton                      ex officio
Professor J.H. Coote                      Council
Professor J.I. Bell                       Council
Professor C. Ellory                       Medical Sciences Board
Professor H. Watkins                      Medical Sciences Board
Professor K.E. Davies                     Medical Sciences Board
Professor Sir Charles George              Medical Sciences Board
Professor D.J. Paterson                   Merton College







Waynflete Professorship of
  Chemistry

The Vice-Chancellor                       ex officio
The President of  Magdalen                Magdalen College
Professor D.A. Evans                      Council
Professor A. Dell                         Council
Professor S.V. Ley                        Mathematical and Physical Sciences
                                           Board
Professor D.C. Clary                      Mathematical and Physical Sciences
                                           Board
Dr J. Brown                               Mathematical and Physical Sciences
                                           Board
Professor W.G. Richards                   Mathematical and Physical Sciences
                                           Board
Dr T. Donohoe                             Magdalen College







Lady Margaret Professorship
  of Divinity

The Vice-Chancellor                       ex officio
Professor I. Torrance                     Council
Professor F.M. Young                      Council after consultation with Christ
                                           Church
Dr R.C.S. Walker                          Humanities Board
Professor R. Bauckham                     Theology Board
Professor J. Barton                       Theology Board
The Revd T.S.M.
   Williams                               Theology Board
Professor O.M.T. O'Donovan                 Christ Church
Dr M.J. Edwards                           Christ Church

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


REVIEW OF AREA AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES

The Social Sciences Board is undertaking a review of Area and Development Studies as part of its programme of regular rolling reviews of units under its aegis. The Head of Division, Mr D.A. Hay, will chair the review committee, the terms of reference of which are:

(i) to review the quality of teaching and research in Area and Development Studies by reference to international standards of excellence, and having regard to the University's Mission Statement and Corporate Plan and to the divisional plan.

(ii) To review the organisational and management structures in Area and Development Studies including such matters as academic and non-academic planning and recruitment; accommodation and future space needs; and the relationship between the sub-units within the unit, and between the unit and cognate subject areas and colleges with which it is involved in teaching and/or research.

(iii) To review progress made in response to the last review and to identify any further action required in the light of changed circumstances during the period since that review.

(iv) To make recommendations to the divisional board, bearing in mind where there are financial implications the level of resources likely to be available within the University and possible alternative ways of raising funds to implement them.

(v) To refer the recommendations to the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee and the Educational Policy and Standards Committee as appropriate. The membership of the committee is as follows:

Mr D.A. Hay, Head of the Social Sciences Division (Chairman)
Professor S. Marks, Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Mrs T.R. Thorp, Queen Elizabeth House
Dr A.J. Hurrell, Department of Politics and International Relations
Dr R.C. Repp, Master of St Cross College
Sir Tim Lankester, President of Corpus Christi College
Professor G. Hawthorn, University of Cambridge

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary of the review committee, Ms J.E. Dale, Social Sciences Division, 34 St Giles', by 14 April.


INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY

German classes for archaeologists

A week of intensive German classes for archaeologists, for beginners and intermediate learners, will be offered in the Institute of Archaeology in ninth week (17–21 March). Enquiries and registration requests should be directed to the Receptionist, Institute of Archaeology, 36 Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PG (telephone: (2)78240, e-mail: liz.strange@arch.ox.ac.uk).

The course tutor will be Gertrud Seidmann, Research Associate, the Institute of Archaeology.


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

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


CIRCULATION OF THE GAZETTE TO RETIRED SENIOR MEMBERS OF THE UNIVERSITY

It has been decided that any former member of Congregation over the age of seventy-five who is resident in Oxford may continue to receive the Gazette, if he or she so wishes, on application in writing to the Information Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Such applications must be renewed at the beginning of each academic year.


OXFORD CENTRE FOR COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE

McDonnell Visiting Fellowships

The McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience is closely integrated with the Medical Research Council Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience at Oxford and supports work on many aspects of brain research relevant to human cognition in several departments at Oxford University as well as at other institutions.

The McDonnell Centre encourages work in all areas of cognitive neuroscience across all relevant disciplines and embraces research on experimental, theoretical, and clinical studies of perceptual analysis, memory, language, and motor control, including philosophical approaches to cognition. Current and fuller information on the Centre is available on the Web at http://www.cogneuro.ox.ac.uk.

The Centre offers several forms of support including Visiting Fellowships for distinguished researchers from overseas or elsewhere in Britain who wish to work within the Oxford Centre for periods between a week and several months. A Visiting Fellowship can include a modest grant to help with costs of travel and accommodation (but not a stipend), and to pay a bench fee to the host department.

Applications for Visiting Fellowships may be submitted either by a member of the Oxford Centre, or by the intended visitor. There is no special form for applications but they should include the following information: name, address, and status of applicant (in the form of a very brief curriculum vitae); names and addresses of collaborators in Oxford; a brief description (a page or two) of the proposed research; a list of any publications that have already resulted from the area of research; an outline plan of visit/s and expenditure, with total estimated budget, other sources of funding and the amount requested

Applications can be submitted at any time (e-mail is acceptable) to Sally Harte (Administrative Secretary), McDonnell Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (telephone: Oxford (2)72497, fax: (2)72488, e-mail: admin@cogneuro.ox.ac.uk).


ISIS INNOVATION LIMITED

Ewert House, Ewert Place, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BZ

Isis Innovation, a wholly-owned company of the University, was established in 1988. The company has been formed to exploit know-how arising out of research funded by the UK Government through the Research Councils and funded by other bodies where the rights are not tied. The function of the company is to ensure that the results of research bring rewards to Oxford, and to the inventors, who are given a financial incentive for exploitation.

Isis seeks licensees willing to pay lump sums and/or royalties for the use of know-how arising out of research. Isis also exploits the intellectual property of the University by setting up individual companies using venture capital or development capital funds.

Isis' services are also available to individuals who wish to exploit the results of research supported by non-Research Council sources, when there are no prior conditions on the handling of the intellectual property rights. Isis Innovation has at its disposal a small pre-seedcorn fund for paying the costs of protecting intellectual property rights and for taking work to a stage where its potential can be assessed.

Isis finds industrial partners to ensure that new ideas can be developed for market requirements. The company has established the Oxford Innovation Society for major industrial companies, so that they can have a window on Oxford technology and an opportunity to license and invest where appropriate.

A brochure explaining Isis' activities is available. If you wish to receive a copy, please contact Isis (details below).

Members of the University should contact the Managing Director if they wish to take advantage of the services that Isis provides. (Telephone: (2)80830, fax: (2)80831, e-mail: innovation@isis.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.isis-innovation.com/.)


MUSICAL EVENTS

Christ Church

CHRIST CHURCH FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA will perform Ravel's Introduction et allegro, Debussy's Danses sacreés et profanes (with VICTORIA DAVIES, harp soloist), and Bruckner's Symphony no. 7, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, 1 March, in Christ Church Cathedral. Tickets, costing £12 and £8 (students and under-18s £8 and £5), may be obtained from the Playhouse, tel. 305305, or from www.ticketsoxford.com (further details at www.ccfo.org.uk).


Hertford College

THE HERTFORD BRUCKNER ORCHESTRA will perform Bruckner's Symphony no. 5 in B flat, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, 8 March, in the University Church, by kind permission of the Vicar and the Parochial Church Council. (Tickets £5/£3 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door.)


Queen's College

THE CHAPEL CHOIR of Queen's College will perform sacred music from the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, including works by Tallis, Byrd, Victoria, and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, at 8.15 p.m. on Thursday, 6 March, in the chapel, Queen's College. (Tickets £5/£3. Admission by programme at the door. To reserve a programme, e-mail: erica.parsons@queens.ox.ac.uk.)


OXFORD UNIVERSITY CAREERS SERVICE

CAREERS ADVICE SERVICE FOR CONTRACT RESEARCH STAFF

This service, provided by the University Careers Service at 56 Banbury Road, aims to encourage and enable academic-related research staff, employed directly by the University on fixed-term contracts (contract research staff), to make and implement well-informed decisions about their careers by:

—providing impartial, professional, careers advice;

—supporting them in recognising and developing the attributes necessary for successful career development;

—enabling them to appreciate and explore the range of opportunities available;

—assisting them to clarify their values, interests, abilities and skills and to relate these to possible career options;

—Providing access to a wide variety of careers information and resources to facilitate the formulation and implementation of career plans.

The service operates flexibly in an attempt to cater for individual personal needs, whether researchers are:

—generally uncertain about the career options open to them;

—considering reviewing or changing their career direction;

—thinking about finding a new job in academia, commerce, industry, the public sector, or becoming self-employed, etc.

Following registration with the Service (which is free) individual researchers have access to up to four, confidential, one-to-one meetings with a careers adviser to help clarify personal and career objectives and to identify the main career options open to them. They may also drop-in to see the Duty Adviser at the Careers Service to help resolve brief queries and make use of the wide range of careers resources in the well resourced Information Room, including the Prospects Planner computerised careers guidance system. Psychometric ability testing and personality type profiling for career development purposes (using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) can also be arranged on an ad hoc basis. In addition, two one-day career development workshops, designed specifically for contract research staff who are looking to review their career options or to find alternative work, are run at various times throughout the year, and researchers also have access to activities in the student `Term Programme'.

Full details of the service (including how to register and book individual career discussions) can be found on www.careers.ox.ac.uk. To reserve a place on any of the career development workshops or seminars/briefings below (which are run in conjunction with the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning, IAUL)) telephone, or e-mail, the IAUL (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk).

Career Development Workshops

The following workshops, provided as part of the Careers Advice Service for Contract Research Staff, supplement the individual careers guidance and information provisions.

Career Review and Planning for Contract Research Staff

(Seminar Code: EFF/CAR/R)

Thursday, 3 April 2003, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Vacation)
Wednesday, 11 June 2003, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Week 7, TT)

This workshop has been designed specifically for academic-related contract research staff employed on fixed-term contracts by the University. It is particularly suitable for researchers, at any stage in their career, who wish to consider what their future options might be. It will provide participants with the opportunity to step back and reflect on their careers in the context of their personal experience and factors in the academic research and wider employment environment. Through a combination of short individual exercises and small (informal) group discussions participants will be encouraged to focus on the key aspects of career decision making. This will include reviewing transferable skills and considering factors affecting job mobility. By the end of the day each participant should be in a position to begin developing a personal development career plan. In addition, there will usually be the opportunity to explore the wide range of careers resources available for use by contract research staff at the Careers Service.

Job Search and Interview Skills for Contract Research Staff (Seminar Code: EFF/JIS)

Tuesday, 11 March 2003, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Week 8, HT)
Wednesday, 9 April 2003, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Vacation)
Thursday, 22 May 2003, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Week 4, TT)
Friday, 27 June 2003, 9.30 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (Vacation)

This workshop has been designed specifically for academic-related contract research staff employed on fixed-term contracts by the University and is particularly suitable for those who are considering, or seeking, alternative employment. While more emphasis is given to finding employment outside academic research, those intending to pursue careers in academia may also find the programme useful.

An interactive day, it will explore the skills and techniques used in searching for jobs effectively, finding sources of job information, utilising networking techniques, writing appropriate CVs and covering letters. Emphasis will be given to understanding the processes by which employers actually recruit staff and how to tailor applications accordingly. Participants will also explore the skills and attributes required for effective performance at interview: preparation, self-presentation and how to deal with typical interview questions, etc. Where possible, supportive practice in applying interview techniques will normally form part of the day and there will usually be the opportunity to explore the wide range of careers resources available for use by contract research staff at the Careers Service.

Note: the content of the above workshops may be varied in the light of feedback and other workshops may be added in due course.

Induction Seminars for New Contract Researchers

(Seminar Code: IND/CRS)


Tuesday, 13 May 2003, 12.30–2 p.m. (Week 3, TT)
Thursday, 15 May 2003, 3.30–5 p.m. (Week 3, TT)
Friday, 16 May 2003, 12.30–2 p.m. (Week 3, TT)

This new seminar will provide an introduction to the career and professional development opportunities available for contract research staff at the University. It will also clarify some of the contractual issues related to being a contract researcher. Staff from the Oxford University Careers Service and the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning will facilitate the session. These will take place on a variety of University sites.

Briefings for research supervisors, group leaders, and administrators

(Seminar Code: MAN/BRF)

Tuesday, 29 April 2003, 12.30–2 p.m. (Week 1, TT)
Tuesday, 6 May 2003, 12.30–2 p.m. (Week 2, TT)

These short briefing sessions are designed to enable managers of contract research staff to become up to date with developments relating to contract research staff. They will provide an overview of the key issues arising from `SET for Success' (Sir Gareth Roberts' recent report), clarification of the implications of the Fixed Term Employees Regulations, and information about services provided by the Careers Service and the Institute for the Advancement of University Learning. Departmental administrators may well find attending one of these sessions useful as well.

Lectures

HANDS LECTURE

THE RT. HON. LORD GOLDSMITH, QC, Attorney General, will deliver the third annual Hands Lecture at 5 p.m. on Saturday, 8 March, in Rhodes House.

Admission will be free, by ticket only, available from Jane Buswell (telephone: Oxford (2)82894, e-mail: jane.buswell@mansfield.ox.ac.uk). Applications for tickets will close at 5 p.m. on 7 March. Tickets will not be available at the door. The audience is requested to be seated ten minutes before the commencement of the lecture.

Subject: `An independent legal establishment: democratic necessity or optional extra?'


LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES

DR P. BATES, Reader in Geography, University of Bristol, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 27 February, in the Senior Common Room, the School of Geography and the Environment.

Subject: `Flood inundation modelling using LiDAR and SAR data.'


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Hinshelwood Lectures

PROFESSOR STEVEN CHU, Department of Physics, Stanford University, will deliver the Hinshelwood Lectures at 11.15 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory, commencing on Tuesday, 29 April.

Convener: J. Klein, MA, D.Phil., Dr Lee's Professor of Chemistry.

Subject: `Manipulating single atoms and molecules in physics, chemistry, and biology.'


Biophysical Chemistry seminars

PROFESSOR L.D. BARRON, Glasgow, will give a seminar at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Subject: `Structure and behaviour of proteins, nucleic acid, and viruses from Raman Optical Activity.'


MEDIEVAL AND MODERN LANGUAGES

Sub-faculty of Italian: postponement of Paget Toynbee Lecture

The Paget Toynbee Lecture on the subject of `Le Rime di Dante: postille a una recente edizione', scheduled to have been given by Professor Lino Leonardi (Università per Stranieri, Siena), on Thursday, 13 March, in the Taylor Institution, has been postponed to Thursday, 15 May.


MUSIC

Graduate Students' Colloquia

The following colloquia will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Denis Arnold Hall, the Music Faculty. The meetings are open to the public and free of charge.

N. SIMEONE, Bangor
4 Mar.: `Messiaen and "les années noires": a composer under the German Occupation.'

G. RICO
11 Mar.: `Music, morals, and ideas in thirteenth-century sermons and exemplar literature.'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

DIANE COYLE, Head of Englightenment Economics, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 10 March, in the Wellbeloved Room, Harris Manchester College.

Convener: Dr Mark Rogers, Tutor in Economics and Management, Harris Manchester College.

Subject: `How to think like an economist (and why it matters).'


African Studies

PROFESSOR ROBERT ROTBERG, Harvard, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 7 March, in the Beit Room, Rhodes House. Enquiries should be directed to Ulli Parkinson, St Antony's College (e-mail: ulli.parkinson@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Rhodes reassessed: analysing charismatic leadership.'


ROTHERMERE AMERICAN INSTITUTE

Special American Literature Event

PROFESSOR WERNER SOLLORS, Harvard, Distinguished Visitor in American Literature, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 7 March, in the Rothermere American Institute. The lecture is held in assocation with the Faculty of English Language and Literature.

Subject: `Ethnicity and the languages of America.'


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on the days shown. Enquiries should be directed to the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)84464, fax: (2)84461, e-mail: margaret.hancox@brazilian-studies.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.brazil.ox.ac.uk).

DR G. MASSINI-CAGLIARI, Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP), Ararquaraá
Mon. 3 Mar., Centre for Brazilian Studies: `One language among many, many languages in one: monolingualism, linguistic prejudice, and language policy in Brazil.'

DR JOAO BATISTA DE ARAÚJO E OLIVEIRA, JM Associados; former Secretary- General, Ministry of Education
Tue. 4 Mar., Department of Educational Studies: `Remedial education in Brazil.' (Series `Education in Brazil')


OXFORD CENTRE FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES

DR AYMAN SHIHADEH, Abertay, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 5 March, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Intellectuality and society: the case of Fakhr Al-Din Al Razi.'


CHRIST CHURCH

Churchill and Roosevelt: the Atlantic Allance

This conference, the second in the Christ Church series of late summer conferences on the theme of international conflict, will be held between 31 August and 5 September in Christ Church.

The event will provide an accessible and scholarly examination of the role of two major twentieth-century figures in the evolution of the Atlantic Alliance from World War II to the present day, and will include lectures by leading historians as well as tutored excursions, and a diverse social, cultural, and hospitality programme. A limited number of scholarship places is available.

Further information may be obtained from the Churchill and Roosevelt Programme, the Steward's Office, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP (telephone: Oxford (2)76174, e-mail: churchill@chch.ox.ac.uk).


GREEN COLLEGE

PROFESSOR ROBERT PINKER, Acting Chairman, the Press Complaints Commission, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 6 March, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `Regulating the press in a free society.'


LADY MARGARET HALL

Starr Foundation Seminars

DR J. BOUDREAU, Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pittsburgh, and Visiting Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall, will lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 7 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards.

Subject: `The meaning of recent experiments on matter and anti- matter.'


Heron-Allen Seminars

DR CHRIS NEWMAN, Mammal Monitoring Co-ordinator, Wytham (WildCRU), will speak at a seminar to be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 14 March, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall. There will be an opportunity to meet the speaker informally afterwards. Enquiries should be directed to Vanessa Windsor, Lady Margaret Hall (telephone: Oxford (2)74302, e-mail: vanessa.windsor@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Mammals in microcosm: counting wildlife that counts on us.'


ST ANNE'S COLLEGE

Hoskins Lecture

DR OLIVER RACKHAM, OBE, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `The making of the world's landscapes.'


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Interests, identities, and interventions

Amended notice

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Lord Wright of Richmond will not now speak at the meeting on 4 March. Other details are unchanged from previous announcements.

Conveners: Professor Archie Brown, Alan Duncan, MP, and Gordon Marsden, MP.

ALAN DUNCAN, MP, ERNIE ROSS, MP, and PROFESSOR AVI SHLAIM
4 Mar.: `Shifting sands: Iraq and its neighbours.' (Chair: Gordon Marsden, MP)

THE RT. HON. MICHAEL PORTILLO, PC, MP, LORD OWEN, PC, and DR ANNE DEIGHTON
11 Mar.: `EU and NATO: cousins or rivals?' (Chair: Alan Duncan, MP)


SOMERVILLE COLLEGE

Annual Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture

DR CLAIRE NAYLOR, Birkbeck College, London, will deliver the Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Lecture Theatre, the University Museum of Natural History.

The lecture, which will be open to the public, is jointly sponsored with the Association for Women in Science and Engineering during the International Women's Festival.

Subject: `Pathogenic proteins: how bacterial agents cause disease.'


FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN

PROFESSOR JESSICA RAWSON will deliver a thirty-minute lecture at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, 4 March, in the Cecil Jackson Room, the Sheldonian Theatre. Admission is free. Wine and sandwiches will be served after the lecture, at a cost of £4 per person, for which bookings should be made in advance with Mrs P.M. Sturgis, Membership Secretary, Friends of the Bodleian, Bodleian Library, Oxford OX1 3BG (telephone: Oxford (2)77234, e-mail: pms@bodley@ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Tombs and universes: the Chinese view of the afterlife.'


OXFORD LYCEUM

THE RT. HON. LORD WOOLF, Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 6 March, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The impact of the Human Rights Act.'

Grants and Research Funding

KENNETH KIRKWOOD MEMORIAL FUND

A fund has been established to commemorate the contribution of Professor Kenneth Kirkwood to African education and St Antony's College. Professor Kirkwood was Rhodes Professor of Race Relations at the University from 1955 to 1986 and co-ordinator of African Studies at St Antony's College. The fund is managed by the Africa Educational Trust.

Applications are invited from postgraduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and geography registered at UK universities from southern Africa (including South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, and Malawi). Preference will be given to students registered at St Antony's College. The fund is initially to be devoted to cases of hardship or unexpected financial difficulties for students who are completing postgraduate degrees.

St Antony's students should apply to Polly Friedhoff, Development Office, St Antony's College. Others should apply to the Director, Africa Educational Trust, 38 King Street, London WC2E 8JS. Applications should include a short statement about research and progress, a reference from a supervisor, and an explanation of the need for funding. Initial grants are likely to be in the region of £500. The closing date for applications is 15 April.

Should sufficient money be raised, this fund will be used for larger scholarships and any suggestions concerning fund-raising would be welcomed.


TIMOTHY BAILEY SCHOLARSHIP

The Timothy Bailey Trust has been set up in memory of Timothy Bailey, a Biology graduate of Christ Church. It aims to provide financial support to students of Oxford University to assist them in undertaking any extra-curricular project or expedition relating to the Biological Sciences. Generally a single Scholarship will be awarded each year, on a competitive basis.

Applicants should produce a written proposal of 500--1,000 words stating clearly: (a) the background to, and aims of, the activity; (b) how a successful outcome to the activity will contribute to our knowledge and understanding of any aspect of Biology; (c) detailed work plans for a successful outcome; (d) how, in the event of a successful application, the award will contribute to this outcome.

Timothy Bailey was especially interested in Evolution, Entomology, and Developmental Biology and applications in any or all of these areas are especially encouraged, although this is not an essential requirement.

It is expected that applicants will normally be individuals, including those going on University Expeditions with others. Exceptionally expeditions may also be considered for joint funding although this is not preferred.

Three copies of each application should be addressed as follows: the Timothy Bailey Scholarship, c/o Professor D.J. Rogers, Department of Zoology, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS.

Applications must be received on or before Friday of eighth week of Hilary Term (14 March) and decisions will be reached and communicated to the successful applicants by the end of first week of Trinity Term (2 May). Candidates who have not heard by the start of the second week of Trinity Term must assume they have been unsuccessful.

Entries will be judged by the Trustees, whose decision is final. Currently the Trustees are Dr Mark Bailey, Mr Greg Payne, and Professor David Rogers. The Timothy Bailey Scholarships will be to a value of approximately £500. In the event of joint winners the Trustees will divide this sum between them.

The winning applicant(s) will be expected to acknowledge the support of the Timothy Bailey Trust in any reports or scientific papers arising from any activity supported by the Trust. They should also provide a written report of no more than 2,000 words to the Trustees upon completion of the research and travel supported.

Information regarding the life and interests of Timothy Bailey, plus further details on the Trust, can be found at www.timothybailey.com.

It is hoped that this award can be made for a number of years into the future, depending upon the funds available to the Trustees.

Examinations and Boards

CHAIRMEN OF EXAMINERS

HILARY TERM 2003

Preliminary Examination

Psychology, Philosophy, and Physiology: D. LEAL (BA, PH.D. Leeds), Lecturer status, Brasenose College

Final Honour School

Physics and Philosophy (Part A): H.R. BROWN, MA (B.SC. Canterbury, New Zealand, PH.D. London), Fellow of Wolfson

Bachelor of Medicine

Part II: T.C. CUNNANE, MA (B.SC. Bath, PH.D. Glasgow), Fellow of Hertford


EASTER VACATION 2003

Qualifying Examination

M.Sc. Qualifying Examination in Applied Social Studies: A.H. BUCHANAN, MA (M.SC. Bath, PH.D. Southampton), Fellow of St Hilda's


TRINITY TERM 2003

Preliminary Examinations

English and Modern Languages: R.W. FIDDIAN, MA, Fellow of Wadham

European and Middle Eastern Languages: R.W. FIDDIAN, MA, Fellow of Wadham

Modern History and Modern Languages: R.W. FIDDIAN, MA, Fellow of Wadham

Modern Languages: R.W. FIDDIAN, MA, Fellow of Wadham

Philosophy and Modern Languages: R.W. FIDDIAN, MA, Fellow of Wadham

Honour Moderations

Computer Science: C.-H.L. ONG, MA, Fellow of Merton

Geography: J. PALLOT, MA (BA Leeds, PH.D. London), Student of Christ Church

Mathematics and Computer Science: C.-H.L. ONG, MA, Fellow of Merton

Final Honour Schools

Computer Science: W.F. MCCOLL, MA, Fellow of Wadham

Literae Humaniores: R.L. JUDSON, MA, D.PHIL., Student of Christ Church

Mathematics and Computer Science: W.F. MCCOLL, MA, Fellow of Wadham

Mathematics and Philosophy Part II: J.LOGUE, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Somerville

Natural Science—Biological Sciences: P.S. SAVILL, MA, Fellow of Linacre

Natural Science—Earth Sciences Part A/Geology (third year examination), and Part B (fourth year options): D.J. WATERS, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of St Cross

Master of Science

Theoretical Chemistry: M.S. CHILD, MA (MA, PH.D. Cambridge), Fellow of University

Master of Philosophy

Classical Archaeology: E.M. STEINBY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of All Souls

Master of Studies

Classical Archaeology: E.M. STEINBY, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of All Souls

Foreign Service Programme Certificate and Diploma

Certificate in Diplomatic Studies and Postgraduate Diploma in Diplomatic Studies: C.W. LONG, MA, Balliol


LECTURE LISTS: TRINITY TERM 2003

Timetabling arrangements

Details of the dates by which lecture-list files are to be supplied have been circulated to faculties and departments. The printed lecture lists will be distributed shortly before the start of term.

Files, copy, and proofs relating to the Lecture Lists should be forwarded to Val Wood, Lecture Lists Co-ordinator, Public Relations Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: (2)80548, fax: (2)80522, e-mail: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

For arrangements concerning the Special Lecture List, see below.


Entries shared between lists

Any faculty member who wishes to place an entry in the lecture list of another faculty or department is asked to forward the information as soon as possible, and directly to the other faculty.


Special Lecture List

Trinity Term 2003

The Special Lecture List for Trinity Term 2003 will appear shortly before term, at the same time as the other Lecture Lists. It will include all appropriate lectures for Trinity Term published in the Gazette during Hilary Term, and also lectures of which details are received by Monday, 17 March (ninth week).

 

Those wishing to contribute to the Special Lecture List are asked to note that this is a firm deadline, and that items received after it are unlikely to be included.

Items for the Special Lecture List should be forwarded to the Gazette Office (e-mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk).


Enquiries concerning proposed dates for special lectures

Those responsible for arranging lectures intended to be of interest to a wide university audience may wish to consult the Editor of the Gazette or the Lecture Lists Co-ordinator (fax: (2)80522, e- mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk or lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk), for information on any other similar lectures, of which details have been received, due to be given on the proposed date or dates.


Distribution: Standing Orders

Any college, faculty, department, or individual Senior Member wishing to check or amend a standing order for the lecture lists should contact the Lecture Lists Co-ordinator (details as above), before the end of the present term.


Boards of the Faculties of Classics and Philosophy

The faculty boards recommend that lectures should be given at the following hours:

Monday       9      Greek History/Latin Literature
            10      Philosophy
            11      Roman History/Greek Literature
            12      Archaeology/Philosophy
            5–7    Free

Tuesday      9      Archaeology
            10      Philosophy
            11      Literature
            12      History
            5–7    Free

Wednesday    9      Roman History/Greek Literature
            10      Philosophy
            11      Latin Literature/Greek History
            12      Archaeology/Philosophy
            5–7    Free

Thursday     9      Literature
            10      Philosophy
            11      Greek History/Latin Literature
            12      Archaeology
            5–7    Free

Friday       9      History
            10      Philosophy
            11      Roman History/Greek Literature
            12      Archaeology/Philosophy
            5–7    Free

Sub-faculty of Languages and Literature

It is recommended that lectures for Honour Moderations should be given at the following hours whenever possible:

Homer               11 (Wednesdays, Fridays)
Virgil              11 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
Greek Authors       12 (Mondays, Wednesdays)
Latin Authors       11 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
Language Papers     10 (Fridays)
A                   11 (Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, TT;
                        Mondays, Wednesdays, MT, HT)
C                   10 (Mondays, Wednesdays)
D                   10 (Tuesdays, Thursdays)
E                   12
F                   12 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, HT, TT);
                    11 and 12 (Tuesdays, Thursdays, MT)


Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

Timetable of introductory or survey lectures

The Board of the Faculty recommends that lectures should be given at the following hours:

Monday      10      French
            11      German
            12      German
Tuesday      9      Italian
            10      Spanish
            11      Italian
            12      Spanish
Wednesday    9      Russian
            10      French
            11      Linguistics
            12      Linguistics
Thursday     9      Spanish
            10      Russian
            11      Russian
            12      Italian
Friday      10      French
            11      German
            12      Linguistics


Board of the Division of Social Sciences

The Divisional Board recommends that:

(a) lectures for the Preliminary Examination for Philosophy, Politics, and Economics should be given at the following times:

Politics    10
Economics   11
Philosophy  12 noon (or a 10 o'clock period not occupied by
Politics);

(b) courses of introductory lectures and lectures on compulsory subjects for undergraduates in their first three or four terms of work for the Honour School of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics should normally be given at the following times:

Politics    12
Economics   11
Philosophy  10

Board of the Faculty of Theology

To avoid clashes with Philosophy lectures members of the faculty are asked not to offer Theology lectures of interest to those reading for the Joint Honour School of Philosophy and Theology at the following times:

Preliminary Examination

Monday to Saturday 12

Honour School

Monday 10 and 12
Tuesday 10
Wednesday 10 and 12
Thursday 10
Friday 10 and 12
Saturday 10


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, 2002, pp. 990–1), 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.


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 Humanities Board and of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 14 March.

1 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

M.St. in European Literature

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

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 616, l. 44, after `instead of two' insert `, and shall not be permitted to revise the content of the essay(s) submitted in the portfolio'.


2 Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies

M.Phil. in Modern Jewish Studies

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 564, delete from l. 43, `The examination will consist ...', to l. 46, and substitute:

`The examination will consist of a language examination in Hebrew based on grammar knowledge and reading comprehension. The use of a dictionary will be permitted in this paper.'

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

All Souls College, New College, and Wolfson College

THE RT. HON. LORD (RICHARD ORME) WILBERFORCE, PC, CMG, OBE, QC, MA, 14 February 2003; Fellow, All Souls College, from 1932; Scholar and Honorary Fellow, New College; Honorary Fellow, Wolfson College.


Linacre College

RICHARD (RYK) HUGH WARD, MA, 14 February 2003; Professor of Biological Anthropology from 1996; Professorial Fellow, Linacre College. Aged 59.


St Anne's College

MISS MARGARET MAISIE HARE, 9 December 2002; Home-Student 1933–6. Aged 88.

MISS MARY ANTOINE LOVEGROVE, 27 November 2002; Home-Student 1935–8. Aged 85.

MRS MARJORIE EILEEN SIMON (née Roberts), 18 December 2002; Home-Student 1932–5. Aged 88.

LADY SHEILA COSTANCE MARGARET SOUTHERN (née Cobley), 27 January 2003; Home-Student 1935–8. Aged 85.

MISS DOROTHY HELEN STATHAM, 3 October 2002; Member of St Anne's Society 1944–7.


MEMORIAL SERVICE

Queen's College

A Memorial Service for JOHN PRESTWICH, formerly Fellow and Honorary Fellow, will be held at noon on Saturday, 26 April, in the chapel, Queen's College.


ELECTIONS OF PROCTORS

Corpus Christi College

A meeting will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in the Senior Common Room Dining Room, Corpus Christi College, for the purpose of electing a Proctor for the proctorial year 2004–5.

All members of Corpus Christi College entitled under Council Regulations to vote (Regulation 11 of Council Regulations 21 of 2002—Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1419) are hereby invited to attend.


                                                                  Tim Lankester
                                                                      President
18 February 2003


University College

A meeting will be held at 1.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in the Alington Room, University College, for the purpose of electing a Proctor for the proctorial year 2004–5.

All members of University College entitled under Council Regulations to vote (Regulation 11 of Council Regulations 21 of 2002—Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1419) are hereby invited to attend.


                                                       Lord Butler of Brockwell
                                                                         Master
18 February 2003


ELECTION OF ASSESSOR

St Hugh's College

A meeting will be held at 1.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 12 March, in the Seminar Room, Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College, for the purpose of electing an Assessor for the proctorial year 2004–5.

All members of St Hugh's College entitled under Council Regulations to vote (Regulation 11 of Council Regulations 21 of 2002—Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1419) are hereby invited to attend.


                                                                    A.W. Dilnot
                                                                      Principal
18 February 2003


NOTICE

St John's College

Opening of collection of medieval vestments

The college intends to open to the public its collection of medieval vestments on Saturday, 8 March, from 2 p.m. to 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.

Advertisements

Sponsored Walk

Sat., 5 April, 11 a.m. from Donnington Bridge to Abingdon along the river towpath in aid of the Steppin' Stone Centre. It is estimated that the duration of the walk will be 3 hrs. Lunch will be provided by Headington Baptist Church. Sponsorship Forms and reply envelopes can be obtained by phoning 01865 728545. The Steppin' Stone Centre is a Christian organisation whose mission is to help, in a totally non-discriminatory way, vulnerable people in need who experience poverty, homelessness, addiction, unemployment or isolation. The centre is funded by Oxford City Council, East Oxford Action and SEEDA, local churches, individuals and trusts. For more information please contact Ian Callaghan on 01865 728545 or e-mail: ian@theporch.fsbusiness.co.uk. Web site: www.theporch.org.uk.


Book Sale

February sale (finishing Sat., 1 Mar.) at St Philip's Books, 82 St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1RA (under Elizabeth Restaurant): 20% discount on most secondhand stock in the fields of theology, history, philosophy, topography, biography, art and literature. Over 9,000 books in stock. Open Mon.–Sat., 10–5. Tel.: 01865 202 182. Web site: www.stphilipsbooks.co.uk. Large or small quantities of good quality books purchased for stock, especially academic and antiquarian theology and church history.


Poetry Reading

Christ Church Picture Gallery: poetry reading by Anthony Thwaite and Peter McDonald, Thurs., 6 Mar., 1 p.m. (admission free). For further information contact: info@towerpoetry.org.uk or tel.: 01865 286591.


Oxford University Research Staff Society

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


Society for Graduates

Meetings are held on Fri., at 8 p.m. in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership (undergraduates welcome). 28 Feb.,: Manned Missions to Mars–closer than you think?!, Emily C. MacDonald; 7 Mar.,: Mind your language–international English for the 21st Century, Alison Haills; 14 Mar.,: RAF Falcons Parachute Display team, RAF Weston on the Green. Subscriptions: £5 per term, members; £1.50 per meeting, visitors.


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

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


Oxford Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research Spring seminar series: 27 Feb., Rosalind Edwards (South Bank University), Families and social capital (Research Centre, room SG05); 26 March, Floya Anthias (Oxford Brookes), Where do I belong? Narrating identity among young British Cypriots (Research Centre, room SG05). All seminars will begin at 5.30. Open seminars–all welcome.


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.


Services Offered

Painting, carpentry, building and design: small and medium-sized projects undertaken, from shelving through kitchens to home extensions; decorating, internal and external; and planning applications. Free advice, quotations and references. Tel.: Ian 01865 308188, or 07773 712829.

Established since 1996, AA Wordprocessing offers a word processing service for manuscripts, data inputting, theses, dissertations, essays and all other documentation. We also provide a professional C.V. service. Contact Alison Adams on Didcot (01235) 815856 or via our Web site: www.wordprocessing.co.uk.

The Oxford Advisory Partnership LLP, 2–4 High Street, Kidlington, OX5 2DH.Independent Financial Advisers. Tel.: 01865 848770, fax: 01865 849543, e-mail: peharris@oxfordadvisory.com. We have been associated with the University of Oxford since 1994 and specialise in providing a personal financial planning service to members of the academic community. We provide advice on: retirement planning, school fees plans, critical illness cover, holistic financial planning, stakeholder pensions, savings & investments, income protection, long term care, inheritance tax, ethical investments, life assurance options, mortgages & remortgages. Please contact us to arrange an initial consultation at no charge or obligation to take further action. A member of Financial Options Ltd which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). The FSA does not regulate all forms of the products or services we provide.

Oxford Academic Services: indexing, project management, history research projects. Details of all services: judith@history.u-net.com, or Judith Loades, P.O.Box 323, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4XN.

Big or small, we ship it all, plus free pick up anywhere in Oxford. Also 24-hour photocopying, private mailing addresses (24-hour access, and mail forwarding world-wide), binding, fax bureau, colour photocopying, mailing services, and much more. Contact or visit Mail Boxes Etc., 266 Banbury Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431, e-mail: staff@mbeheadington.co.uk.

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).


Domestic Services

Tuscany: owners of award-winning wine and cheese producing farm, Chianti, half-hour south of Florence seek au pair, male or female to reorganise library and other works, half-day, Easter break and/or Summer. E-mail: susagelpke@hotmail.com.

Sought, current or quondam employer's recommendation for housekeeper who is primarily honest and efficient, and who could spend several hours per week assisting with cleaning and suchlike domestic work. Contact details, pigeon-posted to Jason Leech, Wadham, very, very gratefully received.

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


Tuition Offered

Piano lessons: experienced teacher; adults and children; all grades. Beginners welcome. contact Miss P. Read BA (Hons) L.R.A.M., near Kidlington. Tel.: 01865 331147.

Piano lessons, music theory lessons, accompanying: all ages and levels of knowledge welcome, incl. beginners. Contact Ana Mladenovic, experienced pianist and piano teacher. Tel.: 01865 778248; mobile 07779 580235. E-mail: anamlad@onetel.net.uk.


Situations Vacant

Project Manager–European Association of Jewish Studies (EAJS). The EAJS seeks to appoint a Project Manager to edit, set up, and maintain a new online directory and Web site for Jewish Studies in Europe. The Project Manager will have related experience in adminsitration, experience of the academic world, and knowledge of the field of Jewish Studies. Initiative, social skills, and computer skills will be essential; one or a few European languages (in addition to English) an advantage. The Project Manager will be based in the EAJS office at Yarnton Manor, Yarnton, Oxon. The appointment is for 1 year (renewable), on a part-time basis. Salary between £18,000 and £26,000 p.a. pro rata (depending on qualifications and experience). For further information contact the Secretary, Dr Sacha Stern, at ss98@soas.ac.uk. Applications, including C.V. and 2 references, should reach the Secretary by e-mail on or before 16 March 2003. References should be e-mailed directly to the Secretary by the referees.

The Oxford Union: Librarian-in-Charge, c. £20,000. An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to manage this valuable and historic library. You will have the energy and ability to develop a worthwhile library service for members of this historic society, and to manage computerising, cataloguing and restoration programmes. You should have at least 5 years' experience at a senior level in a similar/larger library and preferably have relevant professional qualifications. Further details from The Bursar, The Oxford Union, Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3JB. Closing date: 7 March. Web site: www.oxford-union.org.

Retired academic offers free accommodation within walking distance of all main university buildings inexchange for several hours of help per week. No personal care or house cleaning required, but you will be expected to be home 3 evenings a week (maximum flexibility allowed). References will be required. Two double rooms available for 2 people, sharing a kitchen and bathroom between them. The rooms are available fully furnished upon request and are on a separate floor from landlady. If you are interested please leave your name and evening contact number on 01865 437087 or e-mail: lxmusci@hotmail.com.

The Examination Schools: Temporary Room Assistants. We are looking for a team of people to work full time (8.30 a.m.–6.30 p.m.), incl. some Sats., for a 6 week period in Trinity Term to cover the exam season (19 May–27 June), with a possible extension to 11 July 2003. Room assistants will be required to work either at the Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford or at Ewert House Examination Hall, Summertown, Oxford. If you have a preference please state this clearly in your covering letter. The duties include setting up examination rooms, tidying up between sessions, laying out script booklets and exam materials, and delivering packages in central Oxford. If you would like to apply please send a C.V. and covering letter to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. For further information phone the Deputy Clerk (Building) on 01865 276905.

The Examination Schools: Invigilators. We are looking for reliable individuals to add to our Register of Invigilators. Work is on a temporary basis during the main exam period which starts this year on 19 May and finishes on 27 June. There are openings to work on either a session basis, where you invigilate individual exam sessions based on your availability, or on a block booking basis. A block (half-days) booking option requires a commitment to work one of the following: full time for the 6 week exam period; specific weeks during the exam period; specific days in the week during the exam period. These options can be discussed in more details with the Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams). The work involves laying out of question papers, completing relevant paperwork and invigilating during the examination session. The majority of exam papers are 3 hours duration which require an invigilation session of approximately 4 hours (morning session: 9.00 to 13.00, afternoon session: 14.00 to 18.00). The payment details for a standard invigilator working a 4 hour sessions are as follows: 4 hr session (for 3 hr papers) £27. There are opportunities for suitable invigilators to act as the senior invigilator at a higher rate of pay. If you are interested please send a C.V. and covering letter to the Deputy Clerk of Schools (Exams), Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG.


Houses to Let

Temple Cowley: newly renovated Victorian house to let, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, completely refurbished throughout, quiet location. £775 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 711415.

Wolvercote: pretty 2-bedroom barn conversion overlooking the village green and pond. Well-proportioned 2-bedroom accommodation consisting of a dining kitchen and bright living room with an open fireplace. Private enclosed patio. A quiet corner of Oxford well-served by public transport centre and village amenities. An ideal base for a small family or visiting academic. For further information on availability and particulars please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BP. Tel.: 01865 311011 or view a full lis of available properties on our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Headington, family home: a comfortable detached fully-furnished and equipped house; 2 reception rooms; study; kitchen; utility room; 4 bedrooms; family bathroom. Garage and parking; large garden (gardener can be provided). Available in early Apr., at only £1,350 p.m. For more information please contact Anna Turner at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX1 4AB. Tel.: 01865 200012 or e-mail: annat@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Detached village house to let (furnished) available 14 Apr.,–1 Aug.; 2 receptions, large kitchen, 3 bedrooms plus study/bedroom. Garden and parking. Located Little Milton. £1,000 p.m. Contact 01844 278001 or e-mail: pasharp@brookes.ac.uk.

House to let: large semi in Aston Street, off Iffley Road. Five good- sized bedrooms; bathroom and shower room; large living room; kitchen with separate dining area; basement with 2 rooms. Long garden with patio area. Available mid-March. Would suit family or group of responsible sharers. £1,500 p.m. Please contact Ralph on 01865 310806 or 07767 610671.

Jack Straw's Lane: fully-equipped furnished house to let for 14 months from 6 July–Aug., '04, in quiet wooded neighbourhood in Headington. Near JR hospital and 15 minute cycle ride across Mesopotamia or easy bus ride to central Oxford. Four bedrooms, study, 2½ bathrooms (1 en suite), playroom, big living room, dining room, kitchen, laundry room, front and back gardens, garage, piano, well-stocked bookshelves. Exceptionally comfortable house in one of Oxford's most desirable neighbourhoods. £1,500 p.m., plus bills and council tax. Contact 01865 742826 (eves.) or e-mail: LNT@comlab.ox.ac.uk.

Attractive 17th-century town house in charming village 20 minutes east of Oxford. Immaculately refurbished, retaining all original beams and other period features. Large kitchen/diner with Aga and timber fitted kitchen units; large sitting room with panelled walls and fireplace; 3 bedrooms (2 with en suitefacilities); study; utility room; downstairs `loo' and cellars. Gas c.h./hot water (separate from Aga) to entire house. Enclosed courtyard to side plus large rear garden with extensive planting, gardener supplied. Private, off road parking for 2 cars. Location ideal for academic requiring easy access to Oxford or London. For rent unfurnished at £1,500 p.c.m., o.n.o. References and deposit required. Please call 01590 616412 for further information.

Charming Victorian house close to Magdalen Bridge and city centre: 2 well-furnished reception rooms; dining room; large fully-equipped kitchen plus utility room; 3 comfortable double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms each with shower; downstairs cloakroom and W.C. Very well maintained and decorated; c.h.; security system; small garden. To let from mid-late Sept., 2003 to July 2004 (negotiable). Would suit visiting academic/professional careful tenants, non-smokers preferably without young children. £1,200 p.c.m., excluding council tax and telephone and utility bills. Ring +44 (0)1865 453068/279347 or e-mail: roger.hood@crim.ox.ac.uk.

An Englishman's home is his castle---so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail: info@qbman.co.uk.


Flats to Let

Central north Oxford in prime quiet location: attractive 1 double bedroom fully furnished flat to let for up to 6 months from end Apr., possibility of extension. Suit non-smoking professional £1,000 p.c.m. to incl. services (excl. tel.). Very easy walking distance colleges, university buildings, town, parks, etc.; Granville Court, very close to Brookes University, pleasant furnished 2-bedroom ground-floor flat. En suiteshower room to main bedroom. Suit non-smoking professional single or couple. £850 p.c.m. excl. utilities. Available early Apr. Tel.: 01865 512149, e-mail: dorothymyers@gn.apc.org.

Delightful studio flat in Oxford city centre available now for long let. suit single person or couple. Double bed folds away into cupboard. Fully furnished and equipped. Large sunny room with view of market square and some of Oxford's spires, plus kitchen and bathroom. No pets/smokers. £700 p.c.m. Phone 01865 557529, or e-mail: bededunlop@hotmail.com.


Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom–1 en suite–5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From between £115–£180 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.


Accommodation Offered

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

Basement, self-contained studio flat, very close to shops, restaurants and buses in Summertown. Suitable for 1 person only, non-smoker. Large furnished room with kichen area and separate shower room with toilet. Electric heater, water heater and kitchen equipment. £433 p.c.m., electricity extra. Available March 2003 for 1 year. Tel.: 01865 513704. E-mail: bakermiranda@hotmail.com.

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.


Accommodation Sought

Family accommodation sought for visiting academic: 2 adults and 3 children, for 3 months between Sept., and Dec. Please contact Ian.Stark@ed.ac.uk, tel.: 0131 228 4101.

Office space: retired law professor requires central Oxford light and bright office space (approx. 300 sq ft) for self and secretary a.s.a.p. Please call 01865 271460 or e-mail: roy.goode@law.ox.ac.uk.

Family accommodation required for visiting academic from 3 Mar.,–30 June, suitable for married couple with 7-year-old son. Central Oxford location essential. Visit in association with the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Programme for Contemporary Turkey. Please contact Carol Davies at: academic@orinst.ox.ac.uk, tel.: (2)88202.

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.

College & County, a new letting agency, require high quality properties for clients within the academic world in Oxford. Please contact Mark on 01865 722277 or call in at the office at 116b Cowley Road.


Holiday Lets

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly: Old Farm House, newly tiled roof, all mod cons and set in approx. 13½ acres farmland. Peaceful but within 200 yards of tarred road. Saint-Lo, Coutance approx. 20 kms, Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room, gas cooker, separate electric oven, microwave, large fridge with separate freezer, gas c.h.; bathroom with toilet; sitting room. First floor: music room, 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with toilet; gallery (suitable for office) which looks on to music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Would suit writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. Flexible lease. Rental to include heating, linen and crockery but excluding telephone and electricity. For further details please contact Alexander Kok on 00 33 2 33 45 52 16 or e-mail: akok2@wanadoo.fr.

French Pyrenees: 2 traditional stone houses, at 850 m with wonderful views (Chateau de Montsegur), ideal for walking and relaxing. All facilities included for £170–£250 depending on numbers. We are 1¼ hours from Carcassone. Please tel.: 00 335 6101 3046 for photographs and more information.

Bordeaux–Medoc: a modern villa with 5 bedrooms, sleeps up to 13. Quiet but only 3 minutes to shops, restaurants, facilities, and sandy lake beach; close to lake water-sports, Atlantic surfing coast, heathland for walking, and dedicated cycle tracks. One hour to airport, Arcachon and world's finest chateaux and vineyards. £750–£1,150 p.w. Tel.: 01865 (4)32302 (day) or eves., and weekends on 01865 202765, or e-mail: pbaxter@sarumuse.com.

Andalucia: Gaucin. Delightful private house in white mountain village to let from 21 June–6 Sept., while owner author is away; 2 double bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, large living area (with open fireplace, fully fitted kitchen) leading on to terrace with magical view over valleys to coast and mountains of Africa. Very comfortably furnished, TV, video, washing machine, deep freeze, excellent maid by arrangement. £450 p.w., reduction for longer lets. Also self-contained guest house next to above available from 15 June–end of year. Separate entrance. Large sitting room with French windows on to terrace with same views to Atlas mountains, etc. Sleeps 2–3. Bathroom en suiteplus separate shower room, kitchen, wood stove, fridge, washing machine, etc. Price according to season £150–£300 p.w. For both properties tel.: 00 34 95 215 11 11 or e-mail : venetia@ari.es.

Gower Coast: holiday house available from July. Two self-contained halves each sleep 4–6 (10 max.). Ideal families/groups sharing or independent. Private road adjacent Pennard Golf course above Three Cliffs bay. Large sheltered garden. Dogs welcome. From £350 p.w. E-mail: swainsonjc@aol.com, or tel.: 01865 433499.

Holidays and sabbaticals in south-west France. Superbly renovated cottage, 3 double/twin bedrooms; open-plan living room; fully equipped kitchen; bathroom and shower room. South-facing terrace, private swimming pool. Beautiful countryside, region steeped in history. Available all year round. Tel.: +33 563 404083, e-mail: gisella@wanadoo.fr.

Tranquil Umbria: luxury flat in rural setting with stunning views, private garden and large, shaded terrace. Sleeps 2 but adjoining twin bedroom with own bathroom also available if required. Perugia quarter of an hour, Assisi half an hour. Easy access to Renaissance art treasures. Phone 013344779731 for further details.

Southwest France, near Toulouse/Albi/Cordes: stone farmhouse on edge of village, with 6 acres and swimming pool; 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, and large kitchen; sleeps 7–8. Centrally heated with wood-burning stoves. Several airports nearby, available all year round. Call 01608 810818 or e-mail: barrymsimpson@hotmail.com, for details.

Tuscany: "Corzano & Paterno", a top award winning family run wine and cheese producing farm, half-hour south of Florence (Chianti), offers faithfully restored farmhouses and apartments for rent. Swimming pool. Contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham '01) at: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Flat to let on the Estoril coast in Portugal: lovely, large, fully furnished Duplex; 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, with garden and barbecue. All mod. cons. TV with Cable. Close to delightful beaches similar to the Cote d'Azur. Twenty minutes by car to Lisbon, 30 minutes to the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. £250 p.w. until Easter. Tel.: 01865 769328, e-mail: julian@jdgross.fsworld.co.uk.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine- covered, sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. All linen, electricity and cleaning inc. 2002 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

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 Flroence. Contact: tel/fax: (0039) 055 824 9120, e-mail: sulpoggio@bcc.tin.it.

Deepest SW France; 2 spacious and beautifully converted farmhouse properties, each with pool and large gardens. Sleep 6 and 10 comfortably. Ring Marion on 01865 554122 or 00 33 5 63 02 11 98 or e-mail: marion@hidden-sw-france.com. Web site: http://www.hidden-sw-france.com.

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


Houses for Sale

Modern 3-bedroom semi-detached house in quiet neighbourhood, ca. 100 metres from Florence Park, Cowley; ground floor: living room, dining room, kitchen, entrance and toilet; first floor: 3 bedrooms, bathroom. Gas c.h., d.g. throughout, optional fireplace, garage with plenty of storage space. Thirty foot garden. Proximity to pub, shops, and local park. Built 1997. £215,000. Ready to move into. E-mail: paul.ganter@svt.ntnu.no.

"Las Palmas", Benicassim , Spain: newly built, luxury semi-detached villa in beautiful mountain urbanisation overlooking the sea. Three floors, stunning attic; 3 terraces with amazing views over Mediterranean Sea, orange plots and mountains. Spanish tiles structure. Easy reach golf courses, horse riding, Castellon, Benicassim, Peniscola etc.Price: £220,000. For more information contact: Rosa Albero, e-mail: rosa.alberolopez@linacre.ox.ac.uk. Privately owned. Freehold.


Flat for Sale

Benicassim, Spain: beautiful apartment on the Mediterranean. Seaside terrace overlooking lovely sandy beaches, promenades. Two bedrooms, large sitting room. Privatge swimming pool, parking, garden. Near commercial centres, golf courses, mountain tracks, cinema etc. Lovely restaurants, warm and traditional Spanish environment. Price £160,000. Contact Rosa Albero on 01865 727588 or e-mail: rosa.alberolopez@linacre.ox.ac.uk. Visits arranged. Privately owned. Freehold. n


Boat for Sale

Viking 23 4-berth, low maintenance. Moored at Osney (use on canal or river). See www.timsharp.co.uk/boat or tel.: 01844 278001. £7,000 o.n.o.

 

Appointments

PROFESSORSHIP OF ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND DIRECTORSHIP OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE INSTITUTE

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2003, or such later date as may be arranged. The University has recently committed itself to the development of a major new Centre for the Environment, to co-ordinate and enhance its strengths in geography and environmental studies, and to collaborate with relevant activities in physical and social sciences. Within this the Environmental Change Institute will be an important element. The successful candidate will lecture on the environment and supervise graduate students, undertake original research, and be responsible, under the Head of the School of Geography and the Environment, for the direction and management of the institute. The professor will be a scientist of distinction, and must have an international reputation for environmental research and/or policy, as measured by publications, national and international collaborations, and success in obtaining external funding.

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

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. The closing date for applications is 28 April.


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES DIVISION (DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS)

University Lecturership in Theoretical Physics

In association with Worcester College

The Department of Physics proposes to appoint a University Lecturer in Theoretical Physics, with research interests in the area of condensed matter theory, with effect from 1 October 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be offered a tutorial fellowship by Worcester College, under arrangements described in the further particulars. The combined university and college salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 (as at 1 August 2002).

Preference will be given to applicants with an active research record in quantum many-body theory. The successful candidate will be expected to participate actively in undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, and relevant administration.

Further particulars of the post are available from Professor C. Jordan, Theoretical Physics, 1 Keble Road, Oxford OX1 3NP (e-mail: cj@thphys.ox.ac.uk). Applicants should submit nine copies (one in the case of applicants based overseas) of a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae and statement of research interests, together with the names of three referees (not more than two from the same institution). The application should be sent to Professor Jordan at the above address to arrive no later than 16 May. Referees should be asked to send their letters (by post or e-mail) to Professor Jordan by 16 May.


UNIVERSITY LABORATORY OF PHYSIOLOGY

Appointment of Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Laboratory of Physiology wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Scientist to investigate the detrimental effects of obesity and type II diabetes on cardiac function and metabolism. Based in Professor Kieran Clarke's laboratory, the post-holder will join a team using magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy plus perfusion techniques in rat and mouse heart. Applicants should possess a doctorate in biochemistry/physiology or a related discipline and should have general biochemistry skills. Experience in perfusion methods or substrate metabolism would be an advantage, as would molecular biological techniques. The post, available immediately, is funded by GlaxoSmithKline for two years in the first instance, with the possibility of a third year. The starting salary will be based on qualifications and experience on the RSIA grade (£18,265–£27,339 per annum).

For further particulars e-mail: reference@physiol.ox.ac.uk or write to the Deputy Administrator, University Laboratory of Physiology, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PT (quoting reference: AS03/009). Written applications to the Deputy Administrator should include a curriculum vitae and the details of two referees who may be contacted prior to interview. The closing date for applications is 21 March.


FACULTY OF ORIENTAL STUDIES

Appointment of Part-time IT Assistant

A part-time IT assistant is required to provide IT and administrative assistance to the IT Support Officer in the Faculty of Oriental Studies. The assistant will be required to perform general troubleshooting and simple repairs of both PC and Macintosh computers, general administrative tasks, installation of software, and the creating of Web pages, under the guidance of the IT Support Officer. Applicants will be required to demonstrate a good capacity for problem-solving and have knowledge of both Mac and PC, and Web page creating skills.

Shared work space will be provided at the Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE. The hours of the post are seven per day for two days per week during full term, for a total of eight weeks (28 April–20 June 2003). The rate of pay is within the library and clerical grade 4 scale (salary £17,416–£20,755, pro rata).

There is no application form. Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees, should be sent to Mr Mark Stretton, IT Support Officer, at the address given above, to arrive not later than Friday, 7 March. Further information may be obtained by telephoning Oxford (2)88201 or by e-mailing to: mark.stretton@orinst.ox.ac.uk.


CENTRE FOR BRAZILIAN STUDIES

Appointment of Personal Secretary to the Director (part-time)

Applications are invited for this key post in a small, very dynamic department. The post involves the full range of secretarial duties, organising the Director's itineraries and meetings, and liaison with high-level contacts in the UK, the USA, and Brazil.

The post requires a high level of computer literacy, excellent organisation abilities, good communication skills, excellent English, and a good knowledge of Portuguese. Experience in a similar position would be an advantage. The post is part-time, three to four days per week, thirty-six weeks per year. It is on the clerical and library grade C4 (salary £15,053–£17,416 per annum, pro rata). The start date is April 2003.

Further particulars can be obtained from Mrs M. Hancox, Centre for Brazilian Studies, 92 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 7ND (e-mail: margaret.hancox@brazilian-studies .ox.ac.uk). Applications should be sent to Mrs Hancox for receipt not later than 8 March. Applicants are asked to supply the names and addresses of two referees.


BALLIOL COLLEGE

Six-hour Stipendiary Lecturership in Ancient History

Balliol College proposes, if a suitable candidate applies, to appoint a six-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Ancient History for Michaelmas Term 2003 and Hilary Term 2004.

The lecturer will be required to teach up to six hours of Ancient History for the Honour Schools of Classics, Ancient and Modern History, and Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, and to take some responsibility for the organisation of these courses (including admissions), and for pastoral care of students; teaching for the historical and other options in Literae Humaniores Honour Moderations will also be expected. The lecturer will receive a stipend of £3,931 and certain common room rights. The college wishes to appoint someone whose main specialism is in a central period of either Greek or Roman history; and applicants will be free to make exchange arrangements with other colleges in respect of the options which they are unable to cover.

Applicants should provide a letter of application supported by a curriculum vitae, and should state which of the standard subjects they are able to teach. Details of the courses offered for the various Honour Schools can be found at: http://www.history.ox.ac.uk/currentunder/honours/ancient/2001/course.htm.

Applicants should provide the names of two referees, whom they should ask to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Applications and references must reach the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by Friday, 14 March.


Lecturerships in Politics

Balliol College proposes, if suitable candidates apply, toappoint two six-hour lecturers in Politics for 2003–4, as replacements for Sudhir Hazareesingh, who will be on research leave. The successful candidates will be expected to teach six hours of tutorials per week to undergraduates in the Schools of PPE and Modern History and Politics. Between them, the two appointees will need to be able to teach the institutional components of the Prelim course, and the FHS paper in International Relations. The ability to teach other FHS papers in Politics would be an advantage.

Both lecturers will be expected to participate in undergraduate admissions, and one, if suitably experienced, will be expected to take an organisational role in that exercise. If suitably experienced, one of the appointees will be expected to act as personal tutor to some PPE undergraduates and as academic adviser to some graduate students in Politics.

The stipend attaching to each of the two appointments will depend on the responsibilities undertaken. A lecturer teaching six hours without pastoral and advisory duties, or organisational responsibilities for admissions, will receive £5,896 in addition to certain common room rights. A lecturer teaching six hours but also taking on additional pastoral and advisory duties, and an organisational role in admissions, will receive £8,219 in addition to certain common room rights. Both lecturers will be entitled to join the USS scheme.

Applicants should provide a curriculum vitae and indicate which subjects they are able to teach. They should give the names of two referees whom they should ask to write directly to the Senior Tutor. Applications and references must reach the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ, by Friday, 14 March. Candidates wanting further information are welcome to contact Adam Swift (telephone: (2)77722, e-mail: adam. swift@balliol.ox.ac.uk).

Balliol College is an equal opportunities employer.


CHRIST CHURCH

Senior Scholarships

The governing body proposes to elect up to two scholars, to hold their awards from 1 October 2003. 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. Senior Scholars must at the time of their election be reading for a higher degree in the University, and must by 1 October 2003 have been reading for such a degree or degrees for at least three but not more than six terms. The stipend is as for postgraduate awards from UK Government agencies, subject to a deduction in the light of other emoluments, together with free accommodation in college 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 4 April.


HERTFORD COLLEGE

Appointment of Junior Deans

Hertford College proposes to appoint two Junior Deans for a period of one year from 1 September 2003, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The Junior Deans will be required to live in college accommodation, free of charge, and will be entitled to lunch free of charge in the SCR and to two free dinners a week at high table. There will also be a stipend of £900 per annum, additional to any other income which the appointee may receive. The appointee will be eligible for a modest entertainment allowance. The Junior Deans will work co-operatively and will assist the Dean and other college officers in the smooth running of the college.

Applications are limited to graduate members of the University, and should be sent to the Academic Administrator, Hertford College, Oxford OX1 3BW, by 19 March. Applications should include a full curriculum vitae, and two referees should be asked to send separate letters of reference to arrive by the same date. If the applicant's supervisor is not one of these, his or her consent to the application must be obtained. Further particulars can be obtained from the Academic Administrator.


MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Andrew and Randall Crawley fixed-term Fellowship in the History of the Ancient World

Magdalen College intends to appoint a fixed-term Fellow in Ancient History for a period of five years beginning on 1 October 2003. The appointment is not renewable. The college will pay an annual stipend on the scale £22,191– £26,270.

The fellow will be required to provide twelve tutorial-hours of teaching per week in Greek and Roman History for the Honour Schools of Literae Humaniores, Ancient and Modern History, and Classical Archaeology and Ancient History. Additional emoluments are available, including a housing allowance (if the fellow chooses not to reside in college), research allowance, fellow's allowance, and entertainment allowance. The fellow will be entitled to the common college dinner and luncheon free of cost.

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 April. 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.


Nine-Hour Stipendiary Lecturership in Classics

Magdalen College intends to appoint a nine-hour Stipendiary Lecturer in Classics for the academic year 2003–4. The appointment is not renewable. The college will pay an annual stipend on the scale £13,699–£15,844. The lecturer will be required to provide nine tutorial-hours of teaching per week. Applications (six copies), containing a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, together with a statement of teaching experience and research interests, should be sent to the Senior Tutor, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU, by 14 March. Candidates should ask their referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor by this date. Application forms and further information can be obtained from the College Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)76113, fax: (2)76094, e-mail: college.secretary@magd.ox.ac.uk). The application form and further particulars are also located on the college Web site, http://www.magd.ox.ac.uk.


Stipendiary Lecturership in Modern British History

In association with the Faculty of Modern History

Magdalen College intends to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Modern British History for the academic year 2003–4. The appointment is not renewable. The college will pay an annual stipend on the scale £18,265–£21,125. The lecturer will be required to provide twelve tutorial-hours of teaching per week. Applications (eight copies), containing a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees, together with a brief statement of teaching experience and research interests, should be sent to the Senior Tutor, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU, by 18 March. Candidates should ask their referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor by this date. Application forms and further information can be obtained from the College Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)76113, fax: (2)76094, e-mail: college.secretary@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.


MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Appointment of Assistant Academic Administrator

Mansfield College wishes to appoint a full-time Asssistant Academic Administrator. The post would suit an efficient, enthusiastic person willing to undertake a broad range of administrative and secretarial tasks in the College Office. Responsibilities will include the management of current student records, processing of report and claim forms, the co-ordination of examination arrangements, organisation of college open days, and assistance during admissions. The job involves frequent contact with students, academic staff, the University, and the public.

Essential qualities for the successful candidate are: good organisational and interpersonal skills, a high standard of accuracy, IT competence (including databases and spreadsheets), a willingness to learn new applications and use initiative, an ability to work under pressure during busy periods, and a flexible approach. Familiarity with the higher education sector would be an advantage.

Salary will be on the clerical and library C4 scale (£15,053–£17,416 per annum, based on a 36G-hour week, according to qualifications and experience). Benefits include four weeks' annual leave (plus closure days and public holidays), free lunches, and optional membership of the Oxford Staff Pension Scheme.

Further details and application forms are available from the Academic Administator, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone: Oxford (2)70982, e-mail: linda.given@mansfield.ox.ac.uk), to whom four copies of applications, together with four copies of a curriculum vitae, should be sent. The closing date for applications is 19 March.

Applicants should also give the names of two work-related referees whom they should ask to write directly to the Academic Administrator by the same date.


MERTON COLLEGE

Senior Tutorship and Official Fellowship

Merton College intends to elect a Senior Tutor and Official Fellow with effect from 1 September 2003. This is a major new administrative post combining the chief duties of three offices (Senior Tutor, Tutor for Undergraduate Admissions, and Tutor for Graduate Admissions) which have hitherto been held by teaching fellows in conjunction with their academic obligations. The person appointed will have general oversight of the academic work of the college and will be responsible for advising the governing body on matters of academic policy.

The stipend will be at a point on the University's ALC grade 6 (minimum £40,655), subject to a maximum of £42,900 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience, with additional allowances.

Further particulars are available from the Warden's Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: moira.wise@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk. Applications are required to reach the Warden not later than Friday, 4 April.


MANSFIELD COLLEGE

Appointment of Assistant Academic Administrator

Mansfield College wishes to appoint a full-time Asssistant Academic Administrator. The post would suit an efficient, enthusiastic person willing to undertake a broad range of administrative and secretarial tasks in the College Office. Responsibilities will include the management of current student records, processing of report and claim forms, the co-ordination of examination arrangements, organisation of college open days, and assistance during admissions. The job involves frequent contact with students, academic staff, the University, and the public.

Essential qualities for the successful candidate are: good organisational and interpersonal skills, a high standard of accuracy, IT competence (including databases and spreadsheets), a willingness to learn new applications and use initiative, an ability to work under pressure during busy periods, and a flexible approach. Familiarity with the higher education sector would be an advantage.

Salary will be on the clerical and library C4 scale (£15,053–£17,416 per annum, based on a 36G-hour week, according to qualifications and experience). Benefits include four weeks' annual leave (plus closure days and public holidays), free lunches, and optional membership of the Oxford Staff Pension Scheme.

Further details and application forms are available from the Academic Administator, Mansfield College, Oxford OX1 3TF (telephone: Oxford (2)70982, e-mail: linda.given@mansfield.ox.ac.uk), to whom four copies of applications, together with four copies of a curriculum vitae, should be sent. The closing date for applications is 19 March.

Applicants should also give the names of two work-related referees whom they should ask to write directly to the Academic Administrator by the same date.


MERTON COLLEGE

Senior Tutorship and Official Fellowship

Merton College intends to elect a Senior Tutor and Official Fellow with effect from 1 September 2003. This is a major new administrative post combining the chief duties of three offices (Senior Tutor, Tutor for Undergraduate Admissions, and Tutor for Graduate Admissions) which have hitherto been held by teaching fellows in conjunction with their academic obligations. The person appointed will have general oversight of the academic work of the college and will be responsible for advising the governing body on matters of academic policy.

The stipend will be at a point on the University's ALC grade 6 (minimum £40,655), subject to a maximum of £42,900 per annum, depending on qualifications and experience, with additional allowances.

Further particulars are available from the Warden's Secretary, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: moira.wise@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk). Applications are required to reach the Warden not later than Friday, 4 April.


ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE

Graduate Scholarships 2003

St Catherine's College expects to be able to award the following Graduate Scholarships with effect from October 2003:

College Scholarship (Arts): one Graduate Scholarship of £2,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years, restricted to graduates who will be reading for a research degree in the arts at Oxford. The college plans to interview short-listed candidates as soon as possible after the closing date. Closing date: Friday, 9 May.

College Scholarship (Sciences): one Graduate Scholarship of £2,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years, restricted to graduates who will be reading for a research degree in the sciences at Oxford. The college plans to interview short-listed candidates as soon as possible after the closing date. Closing date: Friday, 9 May.

Glaxo Scholarship (Medicine): two Graduate Scholarships of £1,500 per annum, one tenable for up to two years, the other tenable for one year only, and restricted to students who have a confirmed place on the Clinical Medicine course (Second BM) at Oxford. 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 (First BM) or the Fast Track Graduate Medical Course. The college plans to interview short-listed candidates as soon as possible after the closing date. Closing date: Friday, 27 March.

Great Eastern Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship of £2,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years, restricted to graduates of Indian nationality who are, or will be, reading for a research degree at Oxford, and will normally have completed no more than one year of postgraduate work. Closing date: Tuesday, 1 July.

Leathersellers' Company Scholarship (Sciences): one Leathersellers' Company Scholarship of £2,000 per annum, tenable for up to three years, restricted to graduates of British universities who will be reading for a research degree in the physical or biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering at Oxford. The college plans to interview short-listed candidates as soon as possible after the closing date. Closing date: Friday, 9 May.

Overseas Scholarship: one Graduate Scholarship of £1,500 per annum, tenable for up to three years, restricted to graduates from outside the European Union who will be reading for a research degree at Oxford. Closing date: Friday, 9 May.

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 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 study. There are fifteen college-owned flats nearby suitable for couples, three of which can accommodate small children.

Before awarding any of these 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 £7,500 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 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.


ST HILDA'S COLLEGE

Graduate Awards 2003–4

St Hilda's College offers Graduate Scholarships to suitably qualified women students who are accepted by the University to read for a higher degree with an emphasis on research. The criteria for making awards are primarily academic. Scholarships are awarded initially for one year only, but may be continued throughout a graduate's degree, subject to satisfactory academic progress.

New Zealand Bursaries are available for women graduates educated and resident in New Zealand. Their value is normally up to £2,000 per annum.

The college also offers Graduate Scholarships, for research in either the arts or sciences. Four awards are normally available for new students, and four for ongoing graduates. The value of the scholarships will be up to £1,000 per annum, or smaller amounts if divided between candidates.

Applicants for any award 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. Candidates must also be admitted by St Hilda's College before they can hold any graduate scholarship.

For further particulars of these awards, contact the Admissions Secretary, Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815, fax: (2)76816, e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk). Further information about the college can be found on the Web site http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk.

The closing day for all applications is 1 June. Applicants will be informed of decisions before the end of the month.


ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Kendrew Music Studentship

St John's College proposes to elect from October 2003 one Kendrew Music Student, who will have taken his or her first degree and will normally be expected to be a graduate student, not necessarily in music itself. The applicant will have experience in practical music-making and conducting. The student will help promote music-making in college, at both performance and organisational levels, including music in chapel, concerts held in the President's Lodgings, the Colin Carr concerts and master-classes held in the auditorium, and Music Society events. He or she will work in close liaison with the organ scholars and choir, and will be responsible to the college officers in charge of each area of music-making.

The post will involve evening and weekend commitments. The student will be entitled to free year-round accommodation in a college room and a stipend of £2,500. The studentship is tenable for one year with the possibility of renewal up to a maximum of three years. The studentship does not cover university or college fees.

Objectives. To give musical and administrative support to help the organ scholars sustain and build upon the current standards of the choir, increasing the range of its repertoire and the competence of its members in vocal technique and sight-singing: this would include imparting skills, assisting those choral scholars who so wish to find professional teachers for individual singing lessons, and organising occasional workshops, for the whole choir and/or sections, with professional teachers. To help organise and to participate in initiatives such as recording CDs, choir concerts, visits and tours, and the commissioning of new choral works. As appropriate, to work with the organ scholars to help them increase their skills as conductors and accompanists. To give musical and administrative support to the St John's and St Anne's Orchestra, if possible playing in it, and helping its conductor to organise concerts and sustain and build on its current standards. Generally, to promote music-making in college, in liaison with initiatives already established, and to encourage new initiatives. To encou rage a mixture of high-level student and professional music-making. To liaise with wider musical initiatives in the University.

Awards to applicants not already reading for a higher degree at Oxford will normally be conditional on their being accepted to do so by the relevant faculty board of the University. In all cases awards will be conditional on applicants being able to provide evidence of their ability to pay university and college fees.

Applications (three copies) in the form of a letter and curriculum vitae should reach the Academic Administrator, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP, by 7 March, and should include a statement of the candidate's qualifications and intentions.


ST STEPHEN'S HOUSE, OXFORD

Appointment of Tutor

St Stephen's House, an Anglican theological college, seeks to appoint a Tutor, primarily in Christian Doctrine, from September 2003. The stipend will be based on the Lichfield Scale recommended to theological colleges by the House of Bishops (£17,420 in the year beginning April 2003), and the tutor will be entitled to meals in college during term and housing will be available, free of charge, on or near the college site.

Further details and application forms are available from the Principal, St Stephen's House, 16 Marston Street, Oxford OX4 1JX. The closing date for applications is 24 February.


UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE (FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND POLITICS)

Professorship of International Macroeconomics

The Board of Electors invites applications for this professorship from persons working within the general field of international macroeconomics. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up appointment as soon as possible.

The appointment will be subject to the statutes and ordinances of the University of Cambridge. The university is committed to equality of opportunity.

Informal enquiries should be made to Professor M.H. Pesaran, Faculty of Economics and Politics, University of Cambridge (e-mail: internationalmacro@econ.cam.ac.uk, telephone: 01223 335291). Further information about the faculty may be obtained from the Web site at http://www.econ.cam.ac.uk.

Further information about the professorship may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, Academic Division, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TT. A letter of application, marked `Confidential', including details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, and a publications list should be sent to the Academic Secretary, together with the names of two referees, so as to reach him not later than Friday, 11 April.


NEWNHAM COLLEGE AND TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Lectureship in Chemistry

Applications are invited from men and women for appointment to a College Lectureship in Chemistry, to take effect from 1 October 2003. The person appointed will be expected to carry out research in the University Department of Chemistry and to teach inorganic chemistry for both colleges. The appointment will be for three years.

The pensionable salary will be incremental within the scale for Cambridge University Assistant Lecturers, currently £21,125–£25,451 per annum.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Principal, Newnham College, Cambridge CB3 9DF, to whom applications (six copies) should be sent, to include a curriculum vitae, a statement of current research, and the names and addresses of three referees. The closing date for the receipt of applications is noon on 9 April. Candidates are asked to request that references be sent direct to the Principal by the closing date.


ROBINSON COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Fellowship and College Lectureship in Law

Robinson College invites applications for a Fellowship and College Lectureship in Law with effect from 1 October 2003. The appointment, which is funded for a maximum of five years, is open to both men and women. The initial appointment will be for three years with a possibility of renewal for a further two years and is subject to the statutes and ordinances of the college. The college will particularly welcome applications from candidates offering subjects not taught by the existing Law Fellows (set out in the further particulars) and would prefer subjects from the commercial and private law fields. Candidates must offer three subjects, at least one of which will be a `core' subject in the Law Tripos, details of which can be found at http://www.law.cam.ac.uk/faculty/trip os.htm#e.

The stipend of a college lecturer, which can be pensionable under USS, is currently at a point in the range £16,150– £27,339 (UAL scale), depending on age and experience.

Further details and application forms can be obtained by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the Senior Tutor, Robinson College, Cambridge CB3 9AN, or by e-mail from ejl24@cam.ac.uk, to whom application forms (eight copies) should be sent no later than 24 March.

Robinson College is an equal opportunities employer.


TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Fellowship and College Lectureship in History

Applications are invited for appointment, preferably from 1 October 2003, to a College Lectureship in History together with a fellowship, tenable for five years in the first instance. The successful applicant will assist in supervising and directing studies in history in the college. Expertise in early modern history is required.

The lectureship is tenable with or without another salaried appointment in the university. For a lecturer with no other post, the stipend will be on a scale roughly comparable with that for university lecturers, with placing according to age and qualifications.

Application should be made to the Senior Tutor, Trinity College, Cambridge CB2 1TQ, from whom further particulars may be obtained (telephone: 01223 330874, e-mail: senior.tutor@trin.cam.ac.uk). Details are also available on the Trinity College Web site
(http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk). Applicants should send a statement of qualifications, publications, and teaching experience, and should also ensure that not more than three referees have written directly to the Senior Tutor on their behalf before the closing date of Friday, 28 March.

Diary

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


Friday 28 February

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

DR L. GASK: `The psychiatrist: cultural perceptions and self-perceptions' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Research resources', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese Paintings Gallery' (current exhibition), 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.)

J. CARSTEN: `Constitutive knowledge: reimagining personhood and relatedness through adopted unions' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Departmental Seminar), ISCA, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR QUENTIN SKINNER: `The Free State denounced: Hobbes on freedom and representation' (Ford's Lectures in British History: `Freedom, representation, and revolution, 1603–51'), Schools, 5 p.m.

LORD DHOLAKIA: `The strategy of the Liberal Democrats' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

R. ELLRODT: `Doubt and certainties in Montaigne and Shakespeare' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

MEMBERS OF OPERA SEICENTO: Giovanni Legrenzi Festival II—`Sacred and secular chamber music by Giovanni Legrenzi', the chapel, Merton, 8 p.m. (tickets from the Bate Collection, (2)76139, or at the door).


Saturday 1 March

MEMORIAL SERVICE for LORD JENKINS OF HILLHEAD, St Mary's, 2.30 p.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Daniel Collins, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

CHRIST CHURCH FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA performs Ravels' Introduction et allegro, Debussy's Danses sacreés et profanes, and Bruckner's Symphony no. 7, Christ Church Cathedral, 8 p.m. (tickets £12/£8/£5, from the Playhouse, tel. 305305, or www.ticketsoxford.com; further details at www.ccfo.org.uk).

STEPHEN SALTERS (baritone), with DAVID ZOBEL (piano) perform a traditional spiritual, songs by Poulenc, Richard Strauss, and Aaron Copland, and the European première of a cycle commissioned from William Bolcom, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge).


Sunday 2 March

DOM HENRY WANSBROUGH preaches the Sermon on the Grace of Humility, St Mary's, 10 a.m.


Monday 3 March

STEPHEN SALTERS (baritone): master-class, St John's, 10 a.m. (free admission).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Introduction to key education databases', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

DR H. DEACON: `The spatial politics of an African leprosarium' (seminar series: `Ridding the Empire of leprosy: a grand undertaking and its legacy'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. LILLA: `The twice-born God: Barth and Rosenzweig' (Carlyle Lectures: `Modern political theology: its nature and significance'), Schools, 5 p.m.


Tuesday 4 March

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Computing for the terrified', OUCS, 9.15 a.m.–12.15 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR J. RAWSON: `Tombs and universes: the Chinese view of the afterlife' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Women in ancient Greece', 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.)

STEVE BELL and KEVIN `KAL' KALLAUGHER: `Editorial cartoons and freedom of speech' (open seminar), Rothermere American Institute, 2 p.m., followed by a public lecture on the same topic, the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m. (enquiries: lee.tawney@ukuscenter.org).

ALAN DUNCAN, MP, ERNIE ROSS, MP, and PROFESSOR AVI SHLAIM: `Shifting sands: Iraq and its neighbours' (seminar series: `Interests, identities, and interventions'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR SIR MICHAEL ATIYAH: `Knowledge in the twenty-first century: mathematics' (Edmund Croston Lectures), St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F. CASTLES: `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, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

M. BODE: `The kitchen, the government, and the market: the commodification of Ayurveda in India' (Medical Anthropology Research Seminars: `Complementary and alternative medicines: anthropological perspectives'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 5 p.m.

DR A. MOORE: `Explanation, suffering, and death in the Bible: a test case for the science and theology debate' (public lecture series: `Life at the limits: reflections on religion and death'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR S. NUSSEIBEH: `Palestinian political dynamics' (Leonard Stein Lectures: `Israel as a foreign state'), Schools, 5 p.m. (admission by ticket, available from: senior.tutors.secretary@balliol.ox.ac.uk, or (2)77758).

DR C. NAYLOR: `Pathogenic proteins: how bacterial agents cause disease' (Dorothy Hodgkin Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre, University Museum of Natural History, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

M. LAING: `Early Middle English dialectology—problems and prospects' (OED Forum), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

N. SIMEONE: `Messiaen and "les années noires": a composer under the German Occupation' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m. (open to the public).

JULIAN MITCHELL: ` "How many times shall Caesar bleed in sport": history and drama' (Wolfson College Lectures: `History and fiction: celebrating the centenary of Sir Ronald Syme (1903–89)'), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m. (open to the public).


Wednesday 5 March

ORGAN RECITAL: Richard Pinel, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

COMPUTING SERVICES course: ` "ReliefSim": developing simulations for training in humanitarian emergencies' (Marion Manton), OUCS, 1–1.45 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': `The human body in contemporary printmaking: Baselitz and O'Donoghue' (Dr C. Rümelin), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Assertiveness' (day 2), 2 p.m., and `Descriptive statistics for research—hypothesis testing', 3 p.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR ERNST VAN DE WETERING: `The impatient artist: seclusion in the studio, unfinished works, and co-production' (Slade Lectures: `Reconstructing Rembrandt—questions and answers in recent research'), Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR M. LILLA: `The redeeming God: Schmitt, Tillich, Bloch, Benjamin' (Carlyle Lectures: `Modern political theology: its nature and significance'), Schools, 5 p.m.

G. AL-OMARI: `Where were the refugees in the Palestinian–Israeli peace negotiations?' (Seminars in Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR A. KOSMAN: `The Talmudic story of Rabbi Akiva and Rachel: a romantic love story?' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.


Thursday 6 March

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Opendoor: recruitment module' (session 1), 9.30 a.m., and `Dealing with harassment' (day 2), 2 p.m. (see information above).

COMPUTING SERVICES courses: `Word 2000: mail merge', 12.30–2 p.m., and Unix Systems Administration Seminar, OUCS, 12.45–1.45 p.m.

PROFESSOR W. JAMES: `Women and the qualities of time' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender and religions: sacralising time and space'), Blackhall Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR M. YORKE: `The assessment of portfolios, and some implications for wider assessment practice' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: Research Seminars), Littlegate House, 4 p.m.

THE RT. HON. LORD WOOLF: `The impact of the Human Rights Act' (Oxford Lyceum lecture), Schools, 6 p.m.

PROFESSOR J. LEWIS: `Welfarism' (seminar series: `British political history in the twentieth century'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

R. ANDEWEG: `Does associationalism produce populism? The Fortuyn experience in the Netherlands' (West European Seminar: `Populism, the extreme right, and the crisis of representation in Western Europe'), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

DR M. COLCHESTER: `Conservation policy and indigenous peoples' (Linacre Lectures: `Designing successful environmental policies'), Lecture Theatre A, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR R. PINKER: `Regulating the press in a free society' (lecture), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.

THE CHAPEL CHOIR of Queen's College performs sacred music from the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, including works by Tallis, Byrd, Victoria, and Britten's Rejoice in the Lamb, the chapel, Queen's, 8.15 p.m. (Tickets £5/£3. Admission by programme at the door. To reserve a programme, e-mail: erica.parsons@queens.ox.ac.uk.)


Friday 7 March

CONFERENCE: `Qu'est-ce que les Lumières?', Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m. (continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–12.30 p.m.).

DR A. DIGBY: `Shaping changing identities: the general practitioner in Britain and South Africa' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identities of medical practitioners and traditional healers'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Putting materials online', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Musical instruments: east and west', 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.)

E. HIRSCH: `Techniques of vision: photography, disco, and renderings of present perceptions in highland Papua' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology Departmental Seminar), ISCA, 4 p.m.

LORD WILLIAMS OF MOSTYN: `House of Lords reform: the Government's view' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.


Saturday 8 March

THE RT. HON. LORD GOLDSMITH, QC: `An independent legal establishment: democratic necessity or optional extra?' (Hands Lecture), Rhodes House, 5 p.m. (Admission free. Tickets required, from Ms Jane Buswell—tel. (2)82894, e-mail: jane.buswell@mansfield.ox.ac.uk. Audience to be seated ten minutes before the lecture.)

ORGAN RECITAL: John Oxlade, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

THE HERTFORD BRUCKNER ORCHESTRA performs Bruckner's Symphony no. 5, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £5/£3 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).


Sunday 9 March

DR PAMELA SUE ANDERSON preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.