Oxford University Gazette: 27 June 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4665: 27 June 2003

The following supplements were published with this Gazette:

  • Admission and Installation of the Chancellor, and Encaenia 2003
  • Recognition of Distinction: arrangements for 2003- 4

Gazette publication arrangements

The remaining Gazettes of this year will be published on 3 July, 17 July, and 31 July. Publication for 2003-4 will begin on 25 September. The usual deadlines will apply throughout.

 

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University Acts

COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 12 July.

(a) Composition of the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections

1 In Council Regulations 15 of 2002 (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4634, 16 October 2002, as amended by the changes published on 31 October 2002, 13 March 2003, and 1 May 2003, Gazette, pp. 352, 948, 1150), delete regulation 3.69 and substitute:

`3.69. The Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections shall consist of:

(1) the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections), who shall be chairman;

(2) the Director of the Ashmolean Museum;

(3 the Chairman, or, at his or her discretion, the Vice-Chairman, of the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum;

(4) the Director of the Pitt Rivers Museum;

(5) the Chairman of the Visitors of the Pitt Rivers Museum;

(6) the Director of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History;

(7) the Chairman of the Visitors of the Oxford University Museum of Natural History;

(8) the Director of the Museum of the History of Science;

(9) the Chairman of the [Committee for] Visitors of the Museum of the History of Science[, Medicine, and Technology]; [1]

(10) the Director of the Botanic Garden;

(11) the Chairman of the [Curators] Visitors[2] of the Botanic Garden;

(12) the Curator of the Bate Collection of Musical Instruments;

(13)--(17) one person appointed by each of the divisional boards;

(18) a person elected by the Conference of Colleges;

(19) a person, not being the resident holder of a teaching, research, or administrative post in the University or in any college, society, or Permanent Private Hall, appointed by Council;

(20) one of the Proctors and Assessor as may be agreed between them;

(21)--(23) three persons appointed by the committee from among the members of the staff of the museums and scientific collections, who shall have expertise respectively in IT, conservation, and education.'

2 This regulation shall be effective from 1 October 2003.

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections, makes the chairmen of the five individual governing bodies of the University's museums and scientific collections ex officio members of the committee in place of the corresponding administrators, who will be transferred to the committee's General Purposes Committee.]

[1] The deletion of the words in square brackets and the substitution of the words in italics are subject to the approval by Congregation in Michaelmas Term of the proposed change in the name of the body concerned (see `University Agenda').

[2] The deletion of the word in square brackets and the substitution of the word in italics are subject to the approval by Her Majesty in Council of the change in the name of the body concerned, as approved by Congregation on 25 March 2003 (Gazette, pp. 985, 1012).


(b) Disciplinary Investigations by the Proctors under Statute IX

In regulation 8 of Council Regulations 32 of 2002 (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4630, 24 July 2002, p. 1514), after `may be accompanied by' delete `another person' and substitute `a member of Congregation'.

[This change, made on the recommendation of the Proctors and the Committee on the University Statutes and Regulations, restricts the right of a student member to be accompanied at a disciplinary interview by the Proctors so as to apply only to accompaniment by a member of Congregation, as was the case before the new regulations were introduced.]


(c) Court of Summary Jurisdiction

1 In Council Regulations 34 of 2002 (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4630, 24 July 2002, p. 1516), insert new regulation 3.5 as follows and renumber existing regulations 3.5–3.30 (pp. 1516–18) as regulations 3.6–3.31): `3.5. At least three clear days before the date set for the hearing, the student charged shall forward to the Proctors copies of the evidence (including, if appropriate, witness statements) on which he or she intends to rely at the hearing.'

2 Ibid., regulation 3.21 (1) (p. 1517, as renumbered), delete `question any witness' and substitute `question any person (including a party) who gives evidence'.

3 Ibid., regulation 3.21 (3) (b) (as renumbered), delete `regulation 3.10 (1) (b)' and substitute `regulation 3.11 (1) (b)'.

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Proctors and the Committee on the University Statutes and Regulations, first, introduce the requirement for a student charged before the Court of Summary Jurisdiction to disclose in advance of the hearing any material on which he or she intends to rely; and, secondly, make clear that any party to the proceedings may cross-examine any other party.]


(d) Disciplinary Court

1 In regulation 3.3 of Council Regulations 35 of 2002 (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4630, 24 July 2002, p. 1520), delete `at least seven clear days' notice' and substitute `at least ten clear days' notice'.

2 Ibid., insert new regulation 3.5 as follows and renumber existing regulations 3.5–3.30 (pp. 1520–2) as regulations 3.6–3.31:

`3.5. At least five clear days before the date set for the hearing, the student charged shall forward to the Proctors copies of the evidence (including, if appropriate, witness statements) on which he or she intends to rely at the hearing.'

3 Ibid., regulation 3.21 (1) (p. 1521, as renumbered), delete `question any witness' and substitute `question any person (including a party) who gives evidence.'

4 Ibid., regulation 3.21 (3) (b) (as renumbered), delete `regulation 3.10 (1) (b)' and substitute `regulation 3.11 (1) (b)'.

[These changes make the same amendments in the case of the Disciplinary Court as are made by the changes at (c) above in the case of the Court of Summary Jurisdiction, with longer periods of notice of the date set for the hearing and for disclosure of the defence evidence in view of the greater gravity of the alleged offences involved.]


(e) Visitatorial Board

1 In regulation 2 (2) (c) of Council Regulations 36 of 2002 (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4630, 24 July 2002, p. 1524), after `regulations for elections made under Statute IV' insert `, save that candidates may be nominated by Council as well as by members of Congregation'.

2 Ibid., delete regulation 22 (1) (p. 1525) and substitute:[1]

`(1) At least ten clear days before the date set for the hearing, the person charged shall forward to the presenter, in a conveniently organised form with a referenced list of contents, copies of any documents on which he or she wishes to rely, a list of his or her witnesses, and copies of their statements of evidence.'

3 Ibid., regulation 28 (1), delete `question any witness' and substitute `question any person (including a party) who gives evidence'.

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Committee on the University Statutes and Regulations, first, restore the provision, which was included in the former decree governing Visitatorial Board procedures but was inadvertently omitted from the new regulations, for Council as well as members of Congregation to nominate candidates for election by Congregation to the Visitatorial Board Panel (designed to ensure that there would always be a reasonable balance in the list of candidates); and, secondly, makes similar provisions in the case of the Board to those made by the changes at (c) and (d) above for the other two Courts (the arrangements for disclosure of the defence evidence being somewhat more rigorous in view of the different nature of the proceedings and the longer minimum period of notice, twenty-one days, to be given of the date set for a hearing).]

[1] New wording is indicated by underlining.


(f) D.Phil. students: maximum university fee liability

The implementation of the change in Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 1040, l. 23, concerning the maximum fee liability of D.Phil. students (Gazette, p. 1226, as corrected by the notice on p. 1350), shall be deferred from affecting students who embark on a relevant course of study on or after the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2004 and shall instead be implemented with effect from such later date as Council shall subsequently determine by regulation.

[Council recently made a regulation which would extend the maximum period of university fee liability for D.Phil. students from three years to four years (Gazette, pp. 1226, 1350), Since then, however, concerns about aspects of the proposals have been expressed, and Council has now agreed that their implementation should be deferred for the time being, pending further discussion of the issues which have been raised.]


CONGREGATION 19 June

Election of two members of the Nominating Committee for the Vice-Chancellorship

There having been no nominations, the above vacancies have lapsed to the Vice-Chancellor and Proctors.


CONVOCATION 25 June

Admission and Installation of the Chancellor of the University

THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS PATTEN, CH, MA, Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, was admitted to office as Chancellor of the University, and the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma was conferred upon him.

¶ The texts of the speech delivered by the Public Orator in commemoration of the previous Chancellor and in felicitation of the new Chancellor, and of the speech delivered by the Chancellor in reply, are published in Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4665.


CONGREGATION 25 June

1 Honorary Degrees

The following degrees, honoris causa, approved by Resolution of Congregation, were conferred:

Doctor of Civil Law

THE RT. HON. BARONESS O'NEILL OF BENGARVE, CBE, MA (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Harvard), FBA, F.MED.SCI., Honorary Fellow of Nuffield and Somerville Colleges, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge

Doctor of Letters

PROFESSOR MARY DOUGLAS, CBE, B.SC., MA, D.PHIL., FBA, Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College, Emeritus Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University

Doctor of Science

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS, DBE, MA, D.PHIL., FRS, F.R.ENG., Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Professor of Polymer Science and Director of the Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London

SIR PAUL NURSE (B.SC. Birmingham; PH.D. East Anglia), FRS, Honorary Fellow of Linacre College, Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK, and President-elect of Rockefeller University, New York

PROFESSOR JEAN-PIERRE SERRE, Honorary Professor at the Collège de France

Doctor of Music

PLACIDO DOMINGO, KBE, FRCM, opera singer, conductor, and administrator

2 Encaenia

THE PUBLIC ORATOR delivered an introduction, after which THE PROFESSOR OF POETRY delivered the Oration `in Commemoration of the Benefactors of the University according to the intention of the Right Honourable Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham'.

¶ The texts of the speeches made by the Public Orator in presenting the recipients of Honorary Degrees and in introducing the Creweian Oration, and of the Oration, are published in Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4665.


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Ackermann, U., University Laboratory of Physiology

Evans, J.L., Bodleian Secretariat

Fowle, S.R., Department of Physics

Hart, Y.M., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Kennedy, P.J.C., Harris Manchester

McCann, L.J., MA, Somerville

Morris, L.H.C., University Offices

Pike, P.G., University Surveyor's Office

Rorsman, P., Harris Manchester


DIVISIONAL BOARDS

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

University Agenda

CONGREGATION 1 July

Notice

The meeting of Congregation is cancelled. The sole business comprises a question to which no opposition has been notified and in respect of which no request for an adjournment has been received, and Mr Vice-Chancellor will accordingly declare the resolution carried without a meeting under the provisions of Sect. 7 (1) of Statute IV (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 100).

Declaration of approval of Resolution approving the deprivation of a candidate of a degree

That this House:

1 (a) take note of the finding of the Disciplinary Court that a candidate for the Degree of Master of Studies in Trinity Term 2000 intentionally committed a breach of the Proctors' Disciplinary Regulations for Candidates in Examinations;

(b) accept the Court's conclusion that one of the appropriate penalties in this case is deprivation of the degree;

2 therefore agree to deprive the candidate concerned of the Degree of Master of Studies; and

3 take note of Council's determination that the procedure to be followed in this case should be for a notice to be published in the University Gazette, which should consist of this resolution, and for a copy of this resolution to be posted in the Examination Schools.


CONGREGATION 15 JULY 2 p.m

3 Approval of nomination of `external' member of the Council of the University

The nomination by Council, under the provisions of section 4 (7)–(10) of Statute VI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, as amended by the statute approved by Congregation on 15 October 2002 and subsequently by Her Majesty in Council, Gazette, pp. 183, 250, 1335), of SIR VICTOR BLANK, MA, Honorary-Fellow-elect of St Catherine's College, as a member of Council for four years from 1 October 2003 will be submitted for approval.

 

4 Voting on Resolutions approving the conferment of Honorary Degrees

(1) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Divinity, honoris causa, upon THE MOST REVD T.P.J. RADCLIFFE, OP, MA, Honorary Fellow of St John's College, former Master General of the Dominican Order, be approved.

(2) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR G. AMATO, Professor at the European University Institute, Florence, Emeritus Professor of Italian and Comparative Law, University of Rome, former Prime Minster of Italy, be approved.

(3) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon W.W. BRADLEY, MA, Worcester College, former Senator from New Jersey, USA, be approved.

(4) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon L. BRAHIMI, United Nations Special Representative for Afghanistan, be approved.

(5) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon THE RT. HON. THE LORD CARRINGTON, KG, GCMG, CH, MC, PC, Honorary Fellow of St Antony's College, former Secretary of State for Defence, for Energy, and for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, be approved.

(6) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon A.W.M. GRAHAM, MA, Master of Balliol College, Honorary Fellow of St Edmund Hall, be approved.

(7) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon DAME JENNIFER JENKINS, DBE, President of the Ancient Monuments Society, former Chairman of the National Trust, be approved.

(8) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law, honoris causa, upon SIR COLIN LUCAS, MA, D.PHIL., Vice-Chancellor of the University, Fellow of All Souls College, Honorary Fellow of Balliol and Lincoln Colleges, be approved.

(9) That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon PROFESSOR J.D. SPENCE, CMG (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Yale), Sterling Professor of History, Yale University, be approved.

(10)That the conferment of the Degree of Doctor of Letters, honoris causa, upon DR M. VARGAS LLOSA, writer, be approved.

¶ If the resolutions are approved, the honorary degrees will be conferred at a special ceremony on 21 November 2003 to mark the beginning of the period of office of the new Chancellor of the University.


CONGREGATION 14 October 2 p.m.

Voting on Statutes

Statute (1): Scope of disciplinary legislation, and change in student ill-health procedures

Explanatory note

The following statute, promoted by Council on the recommendation of the Committee on the University Statutes and Regulations, amends the existing statutes concerning university discipline and student members of the University in the light of experience of the new disciplinary and ill-health procedures which came into effect on 1 October 2002.

Section 1 ensures that Proctorial jurisdiction covers all the `sabbatical' officers of OUSU even though not all of them are student members as defined in section 4 of Statute II.

Section 2 extends the applicability of the disciplinary legislation so as to cover candidates for university examinations who are not members of the University. (It will then be necessary for the departments concerned to ensure that adequate arrangements are in place to require any unmatriculated students working in them to agree to be bound by the disciplinary legislation.)

Section 3 introduces provision for the University Doctor to decide that no further action should be taken in an individual case in which the Proctors or a Court believe or believes that a student member is suffering from a serious problem arising from ill-health. The existing statute requires the University Doctor to submit all such cases, with a report on his or her findings, to a Medical Board.

(1) WHEREAS it is expedient to change certain existing provisions in the statutes concerning university discipline and student members of the University, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Statute II (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 98), insert new section 5 as follows and renumber existing sections 5–12 as sections 6–13:

`5. Any person serving as an officer of the Oxford University Student Union under the provisions of Part A of Statute XIII shall, during the period in which he or she holds office, be a student member of the University for the purposes of the statutes and regulations.'

2 In section 1 of Statute XI (p. 111), insert new sub-section (1) as follows and renumber existing sub-sections (1)–(7) as sub–sections (2)–(8):

`(1) for the purposes of this statute and of any regulations made under this statute, the words `member of the University' or `student member' mean any person so defined under the provisions of Statute II or any other person who, though not a member or student member under those provisions, is a candidate for any university examination;'.

3 In Part B of Statute XIII (p. 127), delete section 19 and substitute:

`19. The University Doctor, having considered the evidence available, shall at his or her discretion:

(1) determine that no further action shall be taken under this part; or alternatively

(2) report his or her findings to the Medical Board.'

[1] New wording is indicated by underlining.

Statute (2): Governance of the Museum of the History of Science

Explanatory note

The following statute, promoted by Council on the recommendation of the Committee for the Museums and Scientific Collections, replaces the Committee for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology with a board of Visitors of the Museum of the History of Science as the body responsible to Council for the museum. The Committee for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology will be abolished, and certain other of its functions relating to the furtherance of teaching and research in the subject will be transferred to the Visitors by the changes in regulations to be made by Council if the statute is approved, as set out below.

(2) WHEREAS it is expedient to replace the Committee for the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, with a board of Visitors of the Museum of the History of Science, THE UNIVERSITY ENACTS AS FOLLOWS.

1 In Statute VIII, concerning the University Libraries, and Museums and Scientific Collections (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, p. 106), delete section 9 and substitute:

`9. There shall be a body of Visitors of the Museum of the History of Science which shall be responsible, under Council, for the safe keeping, preservation, orderly administration, finance, and general policy of the museum.'

2 This statute shall be effective from 1 October 2003.

Changes in Regulations to be made by Council if Statute (2) is approved

1 Delete Council Regulations 47 of 2002, concerning the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology (Gazette, p. 513), and substitute the following as Council Regulations ... of 2003:

`REGULATIONS FOR THE MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE

Made by Council on [date]

Purpose

1. The purpose of the museum shall be to assemble, preserve, and exhibit objects illustrating the History of Science, especially early scientific instruments, together with related books and manuscripts, to assist in relevant teaching and research within the University, and to facilitate, assist, and promote scholarly and public knowledge of the History of Science.

Governance

2. The Visitors of the Museum shall be:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor;

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

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

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

(5) the Professor of the History of Science;

(6) the Reader in the History of Medicine;

(7), (8) two persons appointed by Council from among the directors and curators of the university museums other than the Museum of the History of Science;

(9) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Modern History;

(10) a person appointed by the Board of the Faculty of Oriental Studies;

(11) a person appointed by the Faculty of Philosophy;

(12) a person appointed by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board;

(13) a person appointed by the Medical Sciences Board.

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

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

4. The Director of the Museum of the History of Science 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 museum and its collections, in accordance with section 9 of Statute VIII, the Visitors:

(1) shall, subject to the provisions of regulation 13 below, appoint, or delegate the appointment of, all staff in the museum in accordance with procedures set out in standing orders;

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

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.

8. The Visitors shall co-operate with relevant faculties and departments to promote teaching and research in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology within the University.

9. The Visitors shall, in consultation with the relevant departments, be responsible for devising and monitoring a coherent policy relating to the disposition of redundant scientific equipment of actual or potential historic interest no longer required by departments of the University.

Director of the Museum of the History of Science

10. The Director of the Museum of the History of Science shall be the first officer of the museum, and shall act for and be responsible to the Visitors in the exercise of their powers. 11. The Director shall be responsible under the Visitors for all strategic aspects of the operation and well-being of the museum, 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 museum. 12. The Director shall give sixteen lectures or classes in each academic year under the direction of the Visitors in consultation with the divisional or faculty board concerned. 13. The Director shall be appointed by a board of electors consisting of:

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the head of the college specified in paragraph (2) of this regulation is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the head of the college with which the directorship is on that occasion associated, or, if the head is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

(3) a person appointed by the governing body of the college specified in paragraph (2) of this regulation;

(4) a person appointed by Council;

(5) the Professor of the History of Science;

(6)–(9) four persons appointed by the Visitors.

Assistant Keepers

14. (1) Assistant Keepers shall assist the Director in discharging the duties laid down in regulation 11 above.

(2) Assistant Keepers shall contribute to the teaching of such courses of instruction as are arranged by the museum.'

2 These regulations shall be effective from 1 October 2003.

Notices

REGIUS PROFESSORSHIP OF DIVINITY

Her Majesty The Queen has appointed MARILYN MCCORD ADAMS (AB Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, PH.D. Cornell, TH.M. Princeton Theological Seminary), Horace Pitkin Chair of Historical Theology, Yale Divinity School and Department of Religious Studies, to the Regius Professorship of Divinity with effect from 1 January 2004.

Professor McCord Adams will be a Canon of Christ Church.


REGIUS PROFESSORSHIP OF GREEK

Her Majesty The Queen has appointed CHRISTOPHER BRENDAN REGINALD PELLING, MA, D.PHIL., McConnell-Laing Fellow of University College, and University Lecturer (CUF) in Classical Languages, to the Regius Professorship of Greek with effect from 1 October 2003.

Dr Pelling will be a Student of Christ Church.


PROFESSORSHIP OF EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS

BRIAN FOSTER, OBE, D.PHIL. (BA London), Professor of Experimental Physics and Head of Particle Physics Group, University of Bristol, and Chairman, European Committee for Future Accelerators, has been appointed to the professorship with effect from 1 October 2003. Professor Foster will be a fellow of Balliol College.


HEADSHIP OF THE LIFE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES DIVISION

Council has appointed NIGEL JOHN THRIFT (BA University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, Ph.D, D.Sc. Bristol), Professor, Department of Geography, University of Bristol, as Head of the Life and Environmental Sciences Division for five years with effect from 1 October 2003.


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD

The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Engineering Science upon PROFESSOR STEPHAN JEFFERIS, MA, M.ENG., M.SC. PH.D., for a period of three years from 1 June 2003.


COMPOSITION OF ELECTORAL BOARD

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

                            Appointed by

Professorship of Statistics

The Principal of 
   Somerville              Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Principal of Jesus     ex officio
Professor N. Reid          Council
Professor P. McCullagh     Council
Professor P.J. Donnelly    Mathematical and Physical Sciences                         
                             Board
Professor D.C. Clary       Mathematical and Physical Sciences 
                             Board
Professor B.D. Ripley      Mathematical and Physical Sciences 
                             Board
Professor B.W. 
   Silverman               Mathematical and Physical Sciences 
                             Board
Dr P. Clifford             Jesus College                           

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


UNIVERSITY COUNSELLING SERVICE

Opening hours during the Long Vacation

Until Friday, 4 July: open Monday–Friday, 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

Monday, 7 July–Friday, 26 September: open Monday–Friday, 9.30 a.m.–1.30 p.m.

From Monday, 29 September: open Monday–Friday, 9.15 a.m.–5.15 p.m.

Lectures

MEDICAL SCIENCES

Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

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

PROFESSOR L. RIGGS, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, USA
4 July: `Anabolic agents for the treatment of osteoporosis: similarities and differences.'

DR R. GILL
11 July: `The Oxford Orthopaedic Engineering Collaborative.'

DR A. BERENDT, Bone Infection Unit, NOC
18 July: `What every musculoskeletal researcher ought to know about bone and joint infection.'

PROFESSOR T. KIRKWOOD, Professor of Medicine, University of Newcastle
25 July: To be announced.

PROFESSOR C. VAUGHAN, Cape Town
31 Oct.: To be announced.


PHILOSOPHY AND POLITICS

PROFESSOR G.A. COHEN will lecture at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, 1 July, in the Wharton Room, All Souls College.

Subject: `Casting the first stone: who can blame the terrorists?'


EUROPEAN HUMANITIES RESEARCH CENTRE

Fifth Mendel Friedman Conference on Yiddish Studies: the Yiddish presence in European literature

This conference will be held on Tuesday, 1 July, and Wednesday, 2 July, in the Maplethorpe Building, St Hugh's College.

The event also marks the publication of The Jewish Pope: Myth, Diaspora and Yiddish Literature by Dr Joseph Sherman, the fourth title in Legenda/Studies in Yiddish published by the EHRC.

The conference will begin at 4 p.m. on 1 July with a Library and Exhibition tour in St Hugh's College.

The first day will conclude with a reception at 6.30 p.m. The second day will conclude with a round-table discussion at 4.15 p.m.

Further information may be obtained from Ms Avery Willis (telephone: Oxford (2)84683, e-mail: avery.willis@ehrc.ox.ac.uk).

Tuesday, 1 July

PROFESSOR M. BOWIE, Cambridge, and PROFESSOR M. MCLAUGHLIN, Director, EHRC
5 p.m.: conference welcome.

DR L. YUDKIN, University College, London
5.15 p.m.: `Hebrew and Yiddish as the primary language of Jewish literature: rivalry and symbiosis.'

PROFESSOR D. BELLOS, Princeton
5.45 p.m.: `In the worst possible taste: the Yiddish Witz in Roman Gary's Gengis Cohn.'


Wednesday, 2 July (Chairs: Professor Bowie and Professor McLaughlin)

DR F. KROBB, National University of Ireland
9.30 a.m.: `Between spite and embrace: Yiddish in nineteenth-century German literature.'

DR D. MIDGLEY, Cambridge
10 a.m.: `The Romance of the East. Encounters of German-Jewish writers with Yiddish-speaking communities, 1916--24.'

DR J. SHERMAN
11.15 a.m.: `Bergelson and Chekhov: the power of understatement.'

P. SHERWOOD, University College, London
11.45 a.m.: `Living through something: notes on the work of Imre Kert‚sz.'

DR P. à DOCHARTAIGH, Ulster
1.30 p.m.: `Vertraut und befremdend. Yiddish in the works of Jurek Becker.'

M. KVIETKAUSKAS
2 p.m.: `Yiddish and Lithuanian literary modernism: the silent proximity.'

DR E. SCHACTER, Kent
3.15 p.m.: `Italian Jews/Jewish Italians: a question of identity in post- unification Italy.'

DR D. GROISER
3.45 p.m.: `Yiddish and the Jewish renaissance in Weimar Germany.'


GREEN COLLEGE

Reuters Foundation Programme

Reuters Memorial Lecture

JOHN SIMPSON, CBE, BBC World Affairs Editor, will deliver the first Reuters Memorial Lecture at 4 p.m. on Friday, 27 June, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Note: the lecture will be given in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College, and not, as stated in the Gazette of 19 June (p. 1438), in Green College.

Subject: `War reporting: the new vulnerability.'


ST ANTONY'S COLLEGE

Asian Studies Centre

DR ALAN RYAN, Senior Research Fellow, Land Warfare Studies Centre, Australian Defence Department, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 July, in the Deakin Room, Founder's Building, St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Asian Studies Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)74559, e-mail: asian@sant.ox.ac.uk).

Convener: S.Y.-S. Tsang, MA, D.Phil., Reader in Politics.

Subject: `Australian strategic thinking in the age of global terrorism and American pre-eminence.'

Grants and Research Funding

MICHAEL AND LOUISA VON CLEMM FOUNDATION, INC., CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE, AND HARVARD UNIVERSITY

Michael von Clemm Fellowship 2004--5

Applications are invited for a Michael von Clemm Fellowship for study at Harvard University during the academic year 2004--5. The fellowship is in memory of Michael von Clemm (1935--97), who was a graduate of Harvard and a graduate student (and subsequently Honorary Fellow) of Corpus Christi College. It is open to undergraduates at the University of Oxford who will be entering their final year in October 2003 and also to those who graduated in June 2003. It is intended to attract applicants of very high academic calibre and who have the personal qualities likely to conduce to success in a non-academic career. The holder will also be perceived (however informally) as an `ambassadorial' representative of Oxford at Harvard, and should be content with and capable of that role.

The successful applicant will spend a year at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as a Special Student following a course of study or research of his or her choice (subject to the availability of tuition or supervision at Harvard); he/she must apply to and be registered at that School and no other. The fellowship is not intended for those wishing to study vocational subjects, such as Business Administration or Law. Potential applicants are advised to look at the School Web site (www.gsas.harvard.edu), and should if possible list in their application the specific courses there which they hope to take.

The fellowship will meet the costs of all tuition at Harvard as well as travel between Boston and the UK and will provide an allowance sufficient to cover the costs of living at Harvard.

Those wishing to be considered should write to the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF, asking for further particulars and an application form, together with a copy of the information for referees. It is the responsibility of applicants to ask three referees to write directly to the same address. Completed application forms and references must reach the College Secretary not later than 24 October 2003. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

It is expected that interviews will be held towards the end of November.

Examinations and Boards

MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES BOARD

M.Sc. in Mathematics and the Foundations of Computer Science

The Supervisory Committee has approved the following courses for 2003–4.

Section A

Schedule I

Axiomatic Set Theory

Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems

Model Theory

Group Theory

Lie Algebras

Elementary Number Theory

Analytic Topology

Domain Theory

Lambda Calculus

Schedule II

Representation Theory

Algebraic Number Theory

Section B

Schedule I

Applied Probability

Combinatorial Optimisation

Communication Theory

Complexity and Cryptography

Concurrency

Schedule II

Categories, Proofs, and Games

Computational Algebra

Computational Number Theory

Computer Aided Formal Verification

Nonstandard Programming

Parallel Scientific Computation

Randomised Algorithms

Randomness and Complexity

Further courses may be announced later.


M.Sc. in Computer Science 2004

In accordance with the examination regulations for the M.Sc. in Computer Science (Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 684), notice is hereby given that the list of options for the examination in 2004 will be:

Schedule A

Concurrency

Functional Programming

Formal Program Design or Procedural Programming

Mathematics for Software Engineering

Programming Languages

Object Oriented Programming I

Object Oriented Programming II

Schedule B

Categories, Proofs and Games

Computer Aided Formal Verification

Computers in Society

Databases

Domain Theory

Parallel Scientific Computation

Security

Software Specification and Design


Supplementary Subjects for the Honour School of Natural Science

The following subjects will be taught and examined during 2003--4.

1. Aromatic and Heterocyclic Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Lectures: sixteen hours in MT; sixteen hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

2. History and Philosophy of Science

Lectures: eight hours in MT; eight hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

3. Quantum Chemistry

Lectures: sixteen hours in MT; sixteen hours in HT

Examined: end of HT

Notes

1. Supplementary Subjects for Chemistry were published in the Gazette on 15 May 2003.

2. For candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and in Physiological Sciences, only subject 2 is available.

3. Any candidates wishing to take subjects 1 or 3 should first contact the Chemistry Sub-faculty Secretary.

4. Details of supplementary subjects are given at http://www.chem.ox.ac.uk/teaching/SSGuide.html.


SUB-FACULTY OF ENGINEERING SCIENCE

Honour School of Engineering Science Part II 2004

Candidates must offer three papers from those listed below. Two papers must be chosen from one of Lists 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. The third paper must be chosen from one of the other five Lists. In Lists 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 each paper will assume knowledge of material examined in the corresponding Part I paper B1, B2, B3, B4, or B5.

List 1 Mechanical Engineering

C1A Thermofluids
C1B Mechanics of Materials

List 2 Civil Engineering

C2A Structures and Fluids
C2B Geotechnics

List 3 Electrical Engineering

C3A Opto-electronics
C3B Advanced Electronics

List 4 Information Engineering

C4A Control Systems
C4B Information Engineering

List 5 Chemical Engineering

C5A Chemical Processes
C5B Chemical Technology

List 6 (no prerequisite B-paper)

C6A Production Engineering
C6B Engineering Mathematics
C6C Biomedical Engineering

Information about content of the various papers is published in the General Scheme of Lectures for Engineering Science.

Exceptionally:

(i) Candidates taking part in an exchange scheme must offer an equivalent approved collection of course options.

(ii) Candidates undertaking a twenty-four week placement overseas must offer the equivalent of three C papers from those listed above; the combination of papers selected to be approved by the Chairman of the Sub-faculty of Engineering Science.


STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MATERIALS

Honour School of Engineering and Materials Part II 2004

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

EME1. Electronic Materials and Devices

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

EME2. Optoelectronics

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

SME1. Structural Materials I

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

SME2. Structural Materials II

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


STANDING COMMITTEE FOR THE HONOUR SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND COMPUTING SCIENCE

Final Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science Part II 2004

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science 2004. Undergraduates may choose up to two papers from this list.

C3A Opto-electronics
C3B Advanced Electronics

C4A Control systems
C4B Information engineering

C6B Engineering mathematics
C6C Biomedical Engineering

Each of the papers in the series C3 and C4 will assume knowledge of the material examined in the corresponding Part I paper, B3 Electrical Engineering, or B4 Information Engineering.

Information about the various papers is published in the General Scheme of Lectures for Engineering Science.

Final Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science Part II 2005

The Standing Committee for the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science has approved the following subjects for examination in Part II of the Honour School of Engineering and Computing Science 2005. Undergraduates may choose up to the equivalent of three three-hour papers from this list, excepting ECS4 or ECS5 if already offered in Part I:

—Computer Graphics* (as for Schedule A of the Honour School of Computer Science)

—Object Oriented Design I and II (as for Schedule B of the Honour School of Computer Science)

—Compilers and Programming Languages (as for Schedule A of the Honour School of Computer Science)

—Databases* (as for Schedule B of the Honour School of Computer Science)

—Security* (as for Schedule B of the Honour School of Computer Science)

—ECS4 Object Oriented Programming

—ECS5 Concurrent Systems, Networks and Operating Systems

ECS4, Object Oriented Programming, will be a prerequisite for Object Oriented Design I and II.

Each of the above papers will be of three hours in length except those marked * which will be one-and-a-half hours in length and equivalent to half a paper.


STANDING COMMITTEE FOR ENGINEERING, ECONOMICS, AND MANAGEMENT AND RELATED SCHOOLS

Honour School of Engineering, Economics, and Management Part II 2004

The Standing Committee for the EEM and Related Schools has approved the following arrangements for the optional Group M and Group C papers.

Candidates selecting the Group M paper(s) must select from the following:

M3 Finance and Accounting
M4 Marketing and Business Policy

Candidates selecting the Group C paper are restricted to selecting one paper or the equivalent of one paper only from the following:

Either

A combination of any two papers from the ten papers listed below, in which candidates would be expected to answer, in two hours, three questions from each paper:

C1A Thermofluids
C1B Mechanics of materials

C2A Structures and fluids
C2B Geotechnics

C3A Opto-electronics
C3B Advanced Electronics

C4A Control systems
C4B Information engineering

C5A Chemical processes
C5B Chemical technology

Or

A complete paper from the three papers listed below:

C6A Production engineering
C6B Engineering mathematics
C6C Biomedical engineering

Each of the papers in the series C1 to C5 will assume knowledge of the material examined in the corresponding Part I paper, B1 Mechanical Engineering, B2 Civil Engineering, B3 Electrical Engineering, B4 Information Engineering, or B5 Chemical Engineering. Information about content of the various papers is published in the General Scheme of Lectures for Engineering Science.


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and, where applicable, of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by the divisional and faculty boards will come into effect on 4 July.

1 Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board

(a) Honour Moderations in Computer Science

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, delete from p. 50, l. 44 to p. 51, l. 2 and substitute:

`CS1 Functional Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms

CS2 Procedural Programming, and Digital Hardware

CS3 Mathematics for Computer Science

M1(CS) Mathematics I'.

2 Ibid., p. 51, l. 8, delete `M1' and substitute `M1(CS)'.


(b) Honour Moderations in Mathematics and Computer Science

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 54, delete ll. 3–6 and substitute:

`CS1 Functional Programming, Data Structures, and Algorithms

CS2 Procedural Programming, and Digital Hardware

M1 Mathematics I

M2 Mathematics II'.

2 Ibid., p. 54, delete ll. 8–10 and substitute: `2. The syllabus for'.


2 Boards of the Faculties of Classics and Medieval and Modern Languages

Honour School of Classics and Modern Languages

With effect from 1 October 2005 (for first examination in 2006)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 149, l. 49, delete `An essay' and substitute `Except in French, an essay'.

2 Ibid., l. 50, after `paper III' insert `, all languages except French'.


3 Board of the Faculty of Theology

Bachelor of Theology

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 478, l. 31, after `Psalms 73–89' insert `; or 2 Samuel 11–12 in Hebrew. Candidates who wish to prepare for assessment in Hebrew must enter for the written examination with texts in Hebrew. However, in the examination itself they may transfer to texts in English without penalty.'

2 Ibid., l. 37, after `Greek.' insert `Candidates who wish to prepare for assessment in Greek must enter for the written examination with texts in Greek. However, in the examination itself they may transfer to texts in English without penalty.'

3 Ibid., p. 479, l. 18, delete `and 12–15'.

4 Ibid., ll. 18–19, delete `Candidates who wish to be assessed on texts in Hebrew must take this paper by written exam.' and substitute `Candidates who wish to prepare for assessment in Hebrew must enter for the written examination with texts in Hebrew. However, in the examination itself they may transfer to texts in English without penalty.'

5 4 Ibid., ll. 25–6, delete `Candidates who wish to be assessed on texts in Greek must take this paper by written exam.' and substitute `Candidates who wish to prepare for assessment in Greek must enter for the written examination with texts in Greek, However, in the examination itself they may transfer to texts in English without penalty.'

Colleges, Halls, and Societies

OBITUARIES

Christ Church

REGINAL GEORGE DINGWALL, FRPSL, 2003; commoner 1926. Aged 95.

MERVYN BERNARD GEIDT, 9 February 1991; commoner 1944.

DR WILFRED HERBERT HOOK, 8 April 2003; commoner 1936. Aged 85.

CAPT. JOHN HUGH ANTHONY SPEIR, 2001; commoner 1943.

ROBERT CLEMENT STEVEN, LL.B., MA, WS, 7 May 2003; commoner 1943. Aged 78.


Merton College

JACK BEVAN LLOYD BUNCE, 14 December 2002; commoner 1932–6. Aged 88.

GORDON STABLES HOWLETT, 3 December 2002; commoner 1943 and 1946–8. Aged 78.

ARTHUR JAMES SOADY JAMES, 15 December 2002; postmaster 1925–8. Aged 95.

CHRISTOPHER GRAHAM LEONARD, 22 December 2002; commoner 1948–52. Aged 75.

WILLIAM JAMIESON LOGIE, 27 December 2002; postmaster 1934–7. Aged 87.

JOHN MICHAEL HUNGERFORD POLLEN, 13 February 2003; commoner 1937–8. Aged 83.

SAMUEL EDWARD QUINCEY, 4 May 2003; postmaster 1941–2 and 1946–7. Aged 80. TIMOTHY ALAN REUTER, 14 October 2002; commoner 1968–75. Aged 55.

PETER HERBERT SPARKS, 23 April 2003; exhibitioner 1933–7. Aged 89.


St Hugh's College

MRS DORIS MARY CHRISTIAN (née Niblett), 17 April 2003; scholar in English 1933. Aged 87.

LADY MARGARET HANSON (née Clark), 18 May 2003; Classics 1957. Aged 64.

MISS EILEEN BRETTELL MACKINLAY, 29 April 2003; exhibitioner 1934. Aged 86.

MISS BERTHA JOAN WATCYN-WILLIAMS, 1 December 2002; PPE 1946. Aged 81.


MEMORIAL SERVICE

Green College

A Memorial Service for DR CECIL H. GREEN, HON. KBE, founding benefactor of the college, will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, 29 June, in St Luke's Chapel, the Radcliffe Infirmary.


NOTICE

Balliol College

Garden open day

The main garden of Balliol College in Broad Street will be open on Sunday, 22 June, 2–5 p.m. The entry fee of £5 per person includes tea and biscuits in Hall and garden tours with staff. Plants will be on sale.

Advertisements

Concert

Oxford Chamber Music Society concert in Holywell, Sun. 22 June, 8 p.m. Tom Poster (piano). Haydn Sonata in E flat major Hob.XVI/52; Chopin Sonata in B flat minor op 35, Two nocturnes op 27; Liszt Harmonies du Soir(no 11 from Etudes d'execution transcendante), Rigoletto-Paraphrase; Scarlatti, Sonatas in E major K380, G major K433. Tickets from Playhouse 01865 305305, ticketsoxford.com, some free to 8-22s.


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, andthe 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 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.


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.


Restoration and Conservation of Antique Furniture

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


Periodicals Bought and Sold

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


Services Offered

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).

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.

Indexing: 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.


Domestic Services

Mother's help/au-pair wanted for 2 children aged 8 and 12; 2 or 3 times a week, afternoons/early evenings. Experience, driver, music knowledge an advantage. References.

Tel.: 01865 767416 or 07974 977737.

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


Situations Vacant

The Pali Text Society requires a part-time Administrator for its small office in Headington. The PTS is a charity formed to promote the study of Pali, the language of ancient Buddhist scriptures. Its main activity is to publish and sell Pali texts, translations and related works,and to support research to this end; further details are available on the Web : http;//www.palitext.demon.co.uk. Duties will include day-to-day management of the office, dealing with correspondence inc. book orders, organising meetings of the PTS Council and Directors, and the AGM, and reviewing the monthly stock and sales report. 20 hours p.w., for 2 years in the first instance. £11,500–£15,000 per annum. Further particulars are available from Dr W. Pruitt, The Pali Text Society, 73 Lime Walk, Headington, Oxford OX3 7AD. E-mail: pts@palitext.demon.co.uk. The closing date is 13 July.

Proofreading papers: pre-requisites; CV, native British English, experience. Wage: £8 per 1000 words. Contact: bg@tzi.de.

The Oxford Union: Assistant Cataloguer, c.£11,250. The Oxford Union is looking for a full-time Assistant Cataloguer to join its library team. The role will include both processing new acquisitions and participating in a major ongoing project to transfer the Library's existing holdings onto the Oxford University OLIS automated system. The postholder will also assist on the library desk, providing loans and other library services to Union members. To be successful in this post, you should have at least 2 years' library experience, and preferably have worked with an automated cataloguing system. Familiarity with OLIS would be helpful, but not essential. You should also have good organisational and team skills, and a strong customer focus. Further details from The Bursar or The Librarian-in-Charge. The Oxford Union, Frewin Court, Oxford OX1 3JB, e-mail: librarian-in-charge@oxford-union.org. Tel.: 01865 241353. Closing date 4 Aug. Web address: www.oxford-union.org.

Nuffield College: Domestic Assistant. Starting salary: £5.23 p.h., 30 hours per week (times flexible).Nuffield College requires a hard working and reliable Domestic Assistant (Scout) to clean Fellows/students rooms. The college offers generous holidays with closed periods at Christmas and Easter, contributory pension scheme, bus pass scheme, car parking. For an informal discussion of the post, please contact the Housekeeper, Gill Gardener on 01865 278973. For further information and an application form, please contact Jane MacAlister, Personnel Assistant, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford OX1 1NF (01865 278603). The closing date for all applications is the 3 July. Interviews are scheduled for the 14/15 July. The college is an equal opportunities employer.

Magdalen College School: on the retirement of the present Bursar, Magdalen College School requires a high-calibre man or woman who can take up the post of Bursar in either Jan., or Feb., 2004. The Bursar is responsible for finances, administration, and property, and a key member of the school's senior management team. Letter of application, including full CV and details of 2 or 3 referees, should be sent to: The Master, Magdalen College School, Oxford OX4 1DZ. Details of the post can be obtained from the Master's Secretary. Tel.: 01865 242191 or e-mail: lbeaumont@mcsoxford.org. Closing date for applications is Thurs., 26 June.


Summer Lets

Room for summer let, 2 July to 30 Sept., in houseshare with graduate student and professional. Recently refurbished house off St Clement's on quiet street with no through traffic; washer/drier, new fixtures, furnishings, carpet, located near shops and bus stops. £320 p.c.m. Call 07766 963637 or e-mail: david.roberts@st- hughs.ox.ac.uk.

Short term let in central Oxford, 5 to 19 July, and 16 to 30 Aug. Edwardian 5-bedroom family house in cosmopolitan Jericho, 10 to 15 minutes' walk from Carfax. Two bathrooms, kitchen/diner, separate dining room, drawing room (grand piano), and upstairs sitting-room. Small garden. Price on application. Enquiries to: 01865 556307.

Victorian terrace cottage, between station and George Street (OX1 2EZ on Multimap.co.uk): 3 bedrooms, sleeps 5 + sofa bed. Large sitting/dining room; bathroom. Garden backs on to stream. Available July onwards. £400 p.w. or less for longer period. Also possible to negotiate longer term let for academic year (to June 2004). Contact Pandora on 01491 651247 or e-mail: maxfam@btinternet.com for further information.

Central North Oxford: 1- and 2-bedroom, well furnished apartments within walking distance to city and university centre; 1-bedroom available July to Sept. at £700 p.c.m., the 2-bedroom flats available Aug. to Sept. at £800 p.c.m. Other summer dates may be available. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax 01865 437996.

Spacious 6-bedroom (sleeps 10), 2-bathroom fully-equipped house on 4 floors with garden backing onto canal and overlooking fields. Available July–Sept. Near city centre and colleges. Off-road parking. Tel.: 01865 288123 or e-mail: david.harper@regents.ox.ac.uk.


Houses to Let

Hayfield Road, central North Oxford: 30 metre garden with roses and quince tree backing onto Oxford Canal, with trap grounds and reed beds beyond. This is an idyllic spot for a non-smoking couple seeking rural tranquillity within easy walking distance of the University and city centre; open plan living and dining room, with piano; fully fitted kitchen; 2 bedrooms, bathroom and WC upstairs. £1,000 p.c.m. Available from 1 Sept. View at : www.portholland.com/Hayfield, and then e-mail: Gabriel.Amherst@ntlworld.com.

Three-bedroom house to rent in peaceful yet convenient position off the Abingdon Road. Own off-road parking and garage. Walking distance from city; adjacent to cycle path and near bus routes. Park and local shopping facilities nearby. Sitting-room, good sized kitchen, and upstairs bathroom with shower. Small, easily maintained, south facing garden. Gas c.h. New carpets and curtains. Length of let negotiable. £895 p.c.m. Available now. Please call 01865 862071 or 07770 592024.

Marston: 4-bedroom house to let. All bedrooms have fitted wardrobes; upstairs bathroom with toilet, bath and separate shower cubicle; downstairs WC; porch leading to lobby; fully fitted kitchen inc. dishwasher, washer/drier; lounge/dining area with patio door leading onto patio. Very large garage with electric door. Secluded garden with side gate. Driveway will accept 2 vehicles. Rent £1,350 p.c.m. exc. gas, water, electricity and community charges. Please tel.: 01865 865397 day/eves.

Charming cottage, Westcott Barton, 12 miles north-west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of village. (Bus to Oxford or short drive to Charlbury station). Attractively furnished and equipped. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom, 1 spare bedroom/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south-facing garden, garage. Available from late Sept. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Cowley–£1,150 p.c.m. Attractive style 3-bedroom furnished property in private off-street close. Available for short-term lets from June. Rent is inc. of council tax and all utilities. Please call Victoria at Lifestyle on 01865 244666 or e-mail: eastoxford@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk.

Country cottage to let, £995 p.c.m. unfurnished: on Assured Shorthold Tenancy; 3 bedrooms, large reception rooms, newly refurbished house of character. Garage and ample parking, 10 miles north of Oxford, 4 miles from Bicester. Available now. Write to: Alistair Mackie, Arnecote Park, Bicester OX25 1QR or tel.: 01869 244604.

Spacious family home for rent: fully furnished and equipped Victorian house in East Oxford. Sitting room, dining room, kitchen/breakfast room, 2 large bedrooms, attic room, bathroom. Charming secluded garden with greenhouse. Off-street parking. Ideal for family or professional share. Available from 25 July. £950 p.c.m. For more details please call Beatriz Guimaraes on 01865 313 959 or 07855 324 388.

Quiet terrace house, furnished, available Sept. for up to 1 year. Situated in West Oxford near meadows and river. One double bedroom; large kitchen with washing machine, gas cooker, fridge and freezer; dining room; lounge and sitting room; 40 ft garden and patio; gas c.h.; bathroom with power shower. Newly decorated. Very convenient for train station. Fifteen minutes' walk from town . £800 p.m.. exc. E- mail: jonardon@liv.ac.uk. Tel.: jonardon@liv.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 423345.

Superb furnished 3-bedroom detached house in nearer Headington, available mid-Aug. to mid-Apr. Spacious floor plan with living room, dining room, family room, fully fitted kitchen with washer and drier. Charming secluded garden with greenhouse and shed. Off-street parking. Walk to John Radcliffe hospital, shops, country walks, with easy access to city and colleges. £1,100 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 741 024.

Central Oxford: a well-presented, furnished town house in heart of the city. Available for term time lets only. Suit visiting academic. Rent is inc. of council tax and all utilities. Please call Sian at Lifestyle on 01865 554577 or e-mail: sian@lifestyle- lettings.co.uk.

Delightful, fully furnished 4-bedroom (3 double and 1 single) house, walking or biking to universities, hospitals, city centre and on the bus route: available from Sept., for one year. Modern kitchen, newly fitted d.g. windows and doors, new bathroom with power shower, nice gardens, and a big garden studio furnished for additional sitting/study or playroom. £1,050 p.c.m. Tel.: +44 (0) 1865 404836 (day), 437227 (eves.). E-mail: yiping.chen@ctsu.ox.ac.uk. Pictures of the rooms can be requested via e- mail.

Professor's home near Templeton College, available Aug. for 8 to 10 months. Bright, modern, fully-furnished bungalow with 3 bedrooms, and 4th bedroom or study, situated in a quiet cul-de-sac 2 miles south of Carfax. Double garage, private garden. Large kitchen, separate dining room, utility room with washer and drier, 3 washrooms. Two TVs (cable). Non-smokers only, no pets. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 451817 or e- mail:helenathome3@yahoo.com.

Jack Straw's Lane: fully equipped furnished house to let for 14 months from 6 July '03–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.

North Oxford : 2 new, bright, fully and tastefully furnished family houses with a choice of 2 bedrooms and a study, or 3 bedrooms and a large study/guest room; master bedrooms with en suite; family bathroom; cloakroom;lounge/diner; kitchen/breakfast room. Small landscaped garden, private parking available from June. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking excellent standard accommodation in a good residential location just north of Summertown parade, with easy access to the centre of Oxford, University and hospital departments. Rents £1,200 and £1,400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.

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


Flats to Let

Off Iffley Road: quaint, upstairs, centrally heated 1-bedroom flat to let. Suit couple. Large kitchen/living-room, small sitting-room/study, bathroom and attic bedroom. Fully furnished, and rent is inc. of gas and electricity. Twenty minutes' walk to city centre. £585 p.c.m. plus council tax and telephone. Deposit and references required. Available early Aug. Tel.: Mary on 01865 721194 (eves.) or 01865 244111 (daytime).

Self-contained, fully-furnished studio basement flat off the Iffley Road, within walking distance of city centre. Suitable for 1 person with separate bedroom, bathroom, and sitting-room with kitchen area. Rent inclusive of council tax £550 p.c.m. plus bills. Available from early Aug., for 1 year contract. Please phone 0796735390.

Central north Oxford: available shortly, attractive garden flat. suitable for a couple or single tenant. Well equipped; gas c.h. Street parking permit available. £700 p.c.m. References and deposit required. Tel.: 01865 559911.

Elegant 1-bedroom ground-floor flat in St Margaret's Road, central north Oxford. Double bedroom, large sitting room, kitchen and bathroom. Fully furnished and equipped, washing machine and gas c.h. Use of charming shared garden. £815 p.c.m. plus utility bills and council tax. Available from Aug. Let of 6 months or longer preferred. Tel.: 01865 343384, e-mail: diana@vincenza.demon.co.uk.

Central North Oxford, Bardwell Road. Academic's charming flat south-facing over gardens. Living room with fully equipped kitchen area (washer/drier, dishwasher) and dining area, double bedroom, single bedroom, excellent storage, attractively decorated and furnished, parking, gardens (communally cared for). Available for 1 year or more from mid-Sept. E-mail: doreen@mcbarnet.fsnet.co.uk.

North Oxford : 2-bedroom, 1st-floor apartment (1 double, 1 single) in the centre of Summertown, a stones throw from all amenities, and with easy access to the centre of Oxfrod, university, business, hospital and sport complex. Bright, secure, purpose built with private parking. Available from late July at £750 p.c.m. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking good standard accommodation. Tel.: 01865 516144, or fax: 01865 437996.

Central Oxford, Folly Bridge, 5 minutes' walk from Carfax Tower, in a quiet residential area, with private garden, and a few yards from the river: bedsitter, with large kitchen, washing machine, bathroom with bath and shower. Fully furnished. Suit single person or couple. Available from 1 Sept.–31 Jan., 2004. £550 p.c.m., plus bills. Tel.: 01865 722343 (eves., or leave a message), cell: 07762 945831, e-mail: piero.pinza@virgin.net.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: 4 exceptionally well-furnished flats available for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms. Available late June and Sept., 2 ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available July: second-floor flat, with double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available 1 Oct.,: first-floor flat with double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.


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 £118 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.


Accommodation Offered

New loft conversion in owner's house available mid-Sept.; quiet, sunny and elegant, Iffley Fields area (12 minutes' walk to Magdalen Bridge), comprising 5m x 4m study/bedsit/kitchen, and beautiful bathroom. Own telephone line. £100 p.w. inc. (except phone line). Reference, tenancy agreement. Non-smoking house. Suit academic/professional not student. Tel.: 01865 423107.

Tranquil room available in house in central north Oxford, from end July. Would suit D.Phil. studen or similar, non-smoker. Use of kitchen etc. £250 monthly. References essential. Tel.: 01865 556916 or, for messages, 020 7487 3153 (8-9 a.m. or 9-10 p.m.).

Islip Village, 6 miles from city centre, 2 friendly pubs and a train station. Large sunny room in house to share with 1 other. Garden and lovely views. £300 p.c.m. bills included. Please phone: 01865 375629.

Self-contained 1-bedroom flat in Norham Gardens, offered for small rent plus assistance with babysitting, and cooking, for family of 6. Would suit practical postgraduate. Tel.:01865 516689.

Oxford B & B. A home from home. £55 double/£35 single. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com.

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

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.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. Short let (up to 6 weeks). £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: coulsonm@btconnect.com.


Accommodation Sought

Sought: self-contained modest accommodation in central Oxford for responsible academic couple; mid-Sept., to end Nov. period. Tel./fax: 0033 450 59 41 03. E-mail: edrucker@fr.inter.net.

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Accommodation Exchange

Russian lady flat owner wishes to exchange small self-contained apartment in centre of St Petersburg for similar in Oxford or London, for 1 to 3 months from late Aug., or later. Flat near Metro Mayakovskaya, off Nevsky Prospect, in quiet courtyard. Bedroom, bathroom, kitchen/dining area, 1 extra small room. Please contact owner Valentina via : valen@mail.wplus.net. Simon, English man resident in Moscow can give reference on flat via: sbaker@rol.ru.


Holiday Lets

Madrid: beautiful and large flat, attractively furnished; 3 bedrooms (sleeps 4); 2 bathrooms; lounge; fully equipped kitchen; air conditioning. Walking distance from main areas of interest (Prado Museum, etc.). Available from 7 July to 31 Aug. £250 p.w. or to exchange accommodation in Oxford. Tel.: 07717021046 or e-mail: stella.villarmea@philosophy.ox.ac.uk.

South of France: holiday cottage with private shady garden, 500 yards from sheltered sandy beach in La Ciotat. Sleeps 4 (+ one child). Well-equipped kitchen and linen provided. Tel.: 01869 343037.

Edinburgh. Lovely light spacious Victorian flat, in quiet cul-de-sac in central Edinburgh (Bruntsfield). Walk across Bruntsfield Links and the Meadows to the Royal Mile, Festival Theatre etc. Just off Bruntsfield Place with its excellent restaurants, and food shops. Three bedrooms and sofabed, sleeps up to 6. Unrestricted parking, garden. Available July and Aug. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Large fully equipped studio in shadow of Angers Cathedral, sleeps 2–3. June to Aug., £195 p.w. inc. water/electricity. Contact: Maud Barber, 156 bis avenue de Suffren, 75015 Paris. Tel.: 00 331 478 39047.

Spanish villa to let in Jalon valley, Costa Blanca: fully fitted; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; garden,terrace and built-in BBQ; garage. Peaceful rural setting overlooking orange groves but 5 minutes stroll to village for swimming pools, racquets courts, shops, restaurants, bars and all facilities. One hour from Alicante airport; 15/20 minutes from beaches at Javea, Denia, Calpe, Moraira. Ideal location for walking, mountain- biking, ridign, birdwatching. Available short lets June–Oct., long lets Oct.,–April–rates vary. Car hire recommended and can be arranged. Contact: acn@dragonschool.org., tel.: 01865 761858 or visit: www.holiday-rentals.com (property no. 7680).

Southwest France, between Albi/Cordes: farmhouse with 6 acres; swimming pool; 3 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; 2 living rooms; large kitchen. Sleeps 8. Several airports within easy reach, available to 5 July, 2 to 16 Aug., 31 Aug. onwards. Call 01608 8120818 or e-mail: barrymsimpson@hotmail.com for brochure.

Idyllic location: South west France. Charming house with huge pool. Secluded position with stunning views of medieval Najac (35 kms). Sleeps 6, 2 bathrooms, enormous terrace, BBQ, extensive grounds. Albi, Cordes, Villefranche close by. Toulouse and Carcassonne airports. £800 p.w. high season. Tel.: 01386 700225 or 0771 252 8539.

Cottage with shared pool (5 adjoining cottages–a beautiful barn conversion) on the border of the Dordogne and Charente. Sleeps 6. One king-size bed, 2 twin, plus futon for extra guest if required. Fully fitted kitchen, wood burning stove in open plan living room. 1 June to 14 July, and 31 Aug. to mid-Sept. £500 p.w. 15 July to 30 Aug. £650 p.w. All other weeks throughout the year £200 p.w. Prices include electricity and water, also weekly cleaner and bedlinen. You will need to bring your own towels. On arrival, bread, milk, butter, and cheese will be provided. For further details look at Web site: www.escapeholidays.co.uk/Charente%20Dordogne.html, and scroll down to property ref 16.16. Contact Maggie Faulkner on 01865 512098 or e-mail: maggie.faulkner@whsmithnet.co.uk.

Dordogne and Rome holiday rentals: stone house in an acre of garden in the Dordogne, France, with a fabulous 270 degree panorama (sleeps 8/10). Also gites sleeping 4/6. Also 19th-century Italian farmhouse with lovely views, Rome 45 minutes, Florence 2 hours. Sleeps 4 with downstairs rooms available to sleep 4 more. Prices £250–£625 p.w. Private owner. Contact 01223 353603 or e-mail: hugobowles@tiscalinet.it.

Old Tuscany–rustic apartment above ancient olive mill–"a perfect retreat" with shaded terrace, orchard, in a charming village near Siena. Well equipped and comfortable, surrounded by glorious countryside. Rent from £250 p.w. For colour brochure ring 0039 3331236091, or e-mail: uliviera@hotmail.com.

Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1- bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well-equipped with television, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Available from late July, 3 nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 per week or £950 per month for members of the university. (Non-member rates are £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

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.


Flats for Sale

North Oxford : sunny ground-floor flat with own patio and direct access to secluded communal garden. Sitting-room with galley kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, lobby. Managed by Wyndham Housing Association for aided, independent living; 60 the lowest age limit. £64,950. Call 01865 516102 between 8–12 a.m., or 6–10 p.m. for further information and viewing arrangements.

Charming restored flat in the medieval centre of the university town of Montpellier in France, pedestrian zone, 865 sq ft (80m2). Equipped kitchen, living room, hall, 2 bedrooms (1 in upstairs duplex), bathroom, built-in wardrobes, individual gas c.h., a lot of light on third (top) floor. £139,000. E-mail: norma.hecker@libertysurf.fr or tel.: 00 33 4 67 66 21 44.

Appointments

VISITING PROFESSORSHIP IN MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES (COMPUTER SCIENCE)

Applications are invited from distinguished Computer Scientists for a Visiting Professorship, to be held within the Computing Laboratory. This position is available for a period of up to three months, within the academic year 2003--4.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out research, and to interact with members of the Computing Laboratory, e.g. by giving a course of lectures or conducting a research seminar.

The post-holder will be paid at the standard professorial rate; consideration may be given to the payment of an additional distinction award in exceptional cases. Some limited additional support for travel and accommodation costs is also available. A college association may also be available.

Applications should be sent to the Administrator, Oxford University Computing Laboratory, Wolfson Building, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QD. The closing date for applications is 30 June.


CHRIST CHURCH

Stipendiary Lecturership in English

Christ Church proposes to appoint a temporary lecturer to provide up to four hours of tutorial teaching per week for Michaelmas Term 2003 and Hilary Term 2004. The stipend will be at the rate of £5,719 per annum, together with additional benefits. Applicants should be able to teach the period papers 4 and 5 with the options related to these papers and occasional classes for first-year students. The person appointed will be expected to take a full part in the admissions process.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Censors' Administrator, Christ Church, Oxford OX1 1DP. The closing date for applications is Friday, 4 July.


CORPUS CHRISTI COLLEGE AND ORIEL COLLEGE

Appointment of Computing Officer

Corpus Christi and Oriel Colleges wish to appoint one full-time Computing Officer to work with the joint Computing Manager. The Computing Officer will be expected to provide first-line support to users of the colleges' IT facilities and to assist in overseeing, maintaining, and upgrading the computing facilities in both colleges. Applications are encouraged from people with the ability to deal with a wide variety of IT users with varied skill levels and with a sound base in network/file server applications, e.g. Microsoft NT and 2000 server operating systems and Novell Netware.

The salary will be in the range £18,265--£20,311 per annum. The appointment is for a fixed-term period of three years in the first instance.

An application form and further particulars may be obtained from either college's Web site, http://www.ccc.ox.ac.uk or http://www.oriel.ox.ac.uk, or from the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF. Completed applications should be sent to the College Secretary by Monday, 7 July. Interviews will be held in the week commencing 14 July.

The colleges are equal opportunities employers.


LINCOLN COLLEGE AND THE PARISH CHURCH OF ST MICHAEL AT THE NORTH GATE, OXFORD

Appointment of Chaplain and Assistant Minister

Applications are invited from graduates in priest's orders of the Church of England for the joint posts of Chaplain of Lincoln College and Assistant Minister of St Michael at the North Gate. The duties will relate principally to the college in term-time and to St Michael's during university vacations. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up office on 1 October 2003. The tenure of the post is four years.

Further particulars and an application form are available from the Rector's Personal Assistant, Lincoln College, Oxford OX1 3DR (e-mail: rectors.office@lincoln.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)79804). The closing date for receipt of applications is 14 July. Interviews will be held on 29 July.

Enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosure is required.


MERTON COLLEGE

Barnett Bequest

Merton College wishes to advertise the Barnett Bequest to assist a UK candidate of outstanding academic excellence who wishes to read for the Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) at the University of Oxford from October 2003. Applications are invited from those who have already been accepted by the Faculty of Law to commence the BCL in October 2003 and who have secured the offer of a place at another Oxford college, or those who have applied to commence the BCL in October 2003 and who are still awaiting consideration of acceptance by the Faculty of Law. The value of the bequest is £2,800 for the year and is intended to assist with the cost of college fees and/or accommodation. This award is tenable only at Merton College; those already accepted by another Oxford college will be allowed to transfer in order to take up the award. Selection will be made on the basis of academic excellence and financial need.

The competition is open to graduates of any university with a first-class honours degree, who are ordinarily resident in the UK, and have been accepted to begin the BCL in October 2003.

The college reserves the right not to award the Barnett Bequest in any given year should no suitable candidate present themselves.

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained by contacting the Secretary for Graduates, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (e-mail: julieg@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk). The closing date is 1 September.


ST EDMUND HALL

Non-Stipendiary Lecturership in Modern German Literature

St Edmund Hall proposes to appoint a non-stipendiary Lecturer in Modern German Literature for one year from October 2003, to teach six hours a week in Modern German Literature. Pay will be at enhanced Senior Tutors' Committee rates. There will be entitlement to some meals without charge during university term.

Further particulars and an application form can be obtained from the College Secretary, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR (telephone: Oxford (2)79008, e-mail college.secretary@seh.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 30 June.

Applicants should also ask two referees to write directly to the College Secretary, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR, by the same date. Interviews will be held on Friday, 11 July.


ST HILDA'S COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Law

St Hilda's College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer to teach five hours a week, for one year from 1 October 2003, with the possibility of renewal. Preference will be given to someone able to teach three subjects, including constitutional law and two further subjects from: tort, contract, administrative law, and introduction to law.

The person appointed will be paid on the stipendiary lecturers' scale (at present £7,136 per annum, reviewed annually) and will be entitled to some free meals during term. The post is open to both men and women.

Further particulars and an application form should be obtained from the from the college Web site
(http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk/news) or from the Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815, fax: (2)76816, e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 3 July.

Stipendiary Lecturership in Pure Mathematics

St Hilda's College proposes to appoint a Stipendiary Lecturer in Pure Mathematics to teach eight hours a week, for two terms from January 2004 in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a further year or more. The person appointed will be paid on the stipendiary lecturers' scale (at present £11,417 per annum, reviewed annually). The post is open to both men and women.

Further particulars and an application form should be obtained from the college Web site
(http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk/news) or from the Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815, e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 3 July.

Directorship of Studies for Junior Year Abroad Students

Applications are invited from graduates with personal knowledge both of North American Colleges and of the Oxford tutorial system for a part-time (fifteen hours per week) post as Director of a small high-quality programme for Visiting Students, for one year, from 1 August 2003 (or as soon as possible thereafter).

The Director is responsible, in consultation with tutors in St Hilda's College, for recruitment of female students from North America, and is in charge of their induction and welfare, and arrangements for their tuition. Essential requirements are administrative efficiency and a friendly concern for the pastoral care of students.

The workload could be compatible with study for a higher degree.

The Director will be expected to undertake one trip annually to the USA (expenses paid) to maintain and develop links with colleges. Salary will be in the range of £7,800; details are available in the further particulars for this post. A study room is provided and free lunches in term time.

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the college Web site
(http://www.sthildas.ox.ac.uk/news), or from the Academic Office, St Hilda's College, Oxford OX4 1DY (telephone: Oxford (2)76815, e-mail: college.office@st-hildas.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 11 July. It is expected that interviews will be held in July.


ST PETER'S COLLEGE

Stipendiary Lecturership in Physics (fixed-term; part-time)

Applications are invited for a Stipendiary Lecturership in Physics for one year starting on 1 October 2003, with the possibility of renewal for one or two further years subject to satisfactory performance. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake four hours per week of undergraduate tutorial and class teaching in Physics, to participate in admissions, and generally to share the administration of undergraduate Physics teaching in the college.

Remuneration will be pro rata on points 1 or 2 of the college's scale for Stipendiary Lecturers (currently £5,748 or £6,085 for a four-hour post). The lecturer will have senior common room rights, including an entitlement to free meals in term, and in the vacation at times when the kitchens are open, and the use of a room in college for teaching purposes.

Letters of application, together with a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees, should be sent to the College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL, by Friday, 11 July (telephone: Oxford (2)78864). Candidates should state in their applications which topics from the Physics Final Honour School (Parts A and B) syllabus they are able to teach. They should ask their referees to write to the College Secretary by the closing date.

Questions concerning this appointment should be directed to Dr Christopher Foot (e-mail: c.foot@physics.ox.ac.uk).


CHRIST'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

College Lectureship and Fellowship in History

Applications are invited for a College Lectureship in any field of British or Continental European History since 1500, associated with a fellowship of Christ's College.

The college lectureship will be tenable from 1 October 2003 and will be for four years. The successful candidate will be expected to reside in Cambridge, to undertake an average of six hours of teaching per week for the college during full term (equivalent to 120 hours per academic year), to act as College Director of Studies in History, and to undertake research. Candidates should normally be able to teach a wide range of topics within the areas indicated above.

The basic stipend of a college teaching officer, which is linked to the national academic university lecturers' scale, will be between £14,270 and £21,150 (reviewed annually, in line with the national scale), at a starting point dependent on age and experience. The stipend is subject to a small deduction if the fellow is resident in college. The basic stipend may be supplemented by additional teaching, which will be paid for at the normal hourly rates for college supervision.

Further particulars are available on the college Web site, http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk, or may be requested in writing from the Master's Assistant, Christ's College, Cambridge CB2 3BU. Letters of application (no forms) should be sent to the Master's Assistant, to arrive by Tuesday, 15 July. These should include details of qualifications, publications, and experience, and the names and addresses of two persons who have agreed to act as academic referees. Candidates should arrange for their referees to write directly to the Master's Assistant so that references are received by the closing date of 15 July. Short-listed candidates will be asked for written copies of written work and invited for interview on Wednesday, 30 July.


CLARE COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Appointment of Development Director and Fellow

Clare College is seeking to appoint an experienced Development Director to lead its fund-raising and alumni relations activities. The college is raising money for a mixed portfolio of projects, including bursaries and funds for student hardship, and the renovation of historic Old Court. Having successfully raised more than £10 million in its recent campaign, Clare has shown itself to be among Cambridge's most successful colleges in gaining the support of its alumni.

The successful candidate is likely to have a wealth of fund-raising and management experience and to welcome challenging financial targets. S/he will also be a confident team-player who is completely at ease with the most senior donors, volunteers, and academic colleagues.

The Development Director will be offered a fellowship of the college, and a salary in the range £45,000--£55,000.

Further details can be obtained from Donald Hearn, Bursar, Clare College, Cambridge CB2 1TL (e-mail: dph29@cam.ac.uk). Further general information about the college may be found on the college Web site at http://www.clare@cam.ac.uk.

The closing date is 4 July, and the college expects to begin interviews at the end of July.

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 20 June

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Buddhist images', 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.)

DR S. GREEN: `Chichele's professoriate and its peculiar purposes' (Chichele Lectures: `All Souls in the era of the Second Founding, c.1865–1914'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

SCHOLA CANTORUM (conductor: James Burton) performs works by Bernstein, Panufnik, Pitts, and Thomson, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5).


Saturday 21 June

TRINITY FULL TERM ends.

JEFFREY DARKEN: gallery talk, in series of Horological Masterworks Events, Museum of the History of Science, 2 p.m. (admission free; booking not required).

ORGAN RECITAL: Nigel McClintock, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

THE REVD PROFESSOR FRANCES YOUNG preaches a Sermon to Commemorate the Tercentenary of the birth of John Wesley, Lincoln, 5.30 p.m.

OXFORD SINFONIA (conductor: Mark Fitzgerald) performs works by Balakirev, Beethoven, and Clementi, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5 at the door).


Sunday 22 June

THE MOST REVD AND RT HON. DR DAVID HOPE preaches the Commemoration Day Sermon, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

BALLIOL COLLEGE: college garden open, 2–5 p.m. (admission £5).


Monday 23 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for those involved in academic appointments', 2 p.m. (see information above).

SECOND EUROPEAN CONFERENCE in First World War Studies: `Histoire comparée de la Grande Guerre', Maison Française, 2–7 p.m. (continues tomorrow; for more information and to register, contact: purseig@univ-tlse2.fr).

DR N. CHRISTIE: `Castles and sheep—medieval landscapes of central Italy' (John Lloyd Memorial Lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 5.30 p.m.


Tuesday 24 June

SINGING AMBASSADORS ALUMNI CHORUS (conductor: Neva Rae Powers), University Church, 1 p.m. (admission free).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Contrasts: Crete and India', 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.)

TODD LONGSTAFFE-GOWAN: `Gardens with quaint old-world arrangements: popular tourism at Hampton Court parks and gardens in the nineteenth century' (Robert Penson Lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 5 p.m.

OPERA GALA BENEFIT (in aid of Somerville College), with mezzo-soprano Kathryn Whitney, 8 p.m., the chapel, Somerville (contact Liz Cooke, tel. (2)70632, e-mail elizabeth.cooke@somerville.ox.ac.uk).


Wednesday 25 June

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

CONVOCATION meeting, Sheldonian, 11.30 a.m. (admission of Mr Patten as Chancellor), followed by Encaenia.

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to Samuel Palmer', 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.)

ARCHIVE OF PERFORMANCES OF GREEK AND ROMAN DRAMA: postgraduate symposium, Classics Centre (continues tomorrow in Royal Holloway College, Egham; for details, tel. (2)88210 or e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).


Thursday 26 June

CONFERENCE: `Just war and actual war', Wolfson, 10.15 a.m.–7.15 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

COLLOQUIUM organised by the Rousseau Association: `Rousseau, Voltaire, and fanaticism', Maison Française, 6 p.m. (continues at St Hugh's on 27, 28, 29 June).


Friday 27 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m., and `Leading teams' (day 2), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

MIRACULUM CHILDREN'S CHOIR (conductor: Lászlo Durányik), from the Kodalì Music School, Kecskemét, Hungary, performs sacred and secular music, including works by contemporary Hungarian composers, University Church, 11 a.m. (admission free).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The Renaissance', 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.)

COLLOQUIUM: `Britain and the war with Napoleon', Maison Française, 2.30–10 p.m. (continues on 28, 29 June).

JOHN SIMPSON: `War reporting: the new vulnerability' (Reuters Memorial Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 4 p.m.


Sunday 29 June

BARONESS WILLIAMS OF CROSBY (THE RT HON. HHIRLEY WILLIAMS) preaches the St John Baptist's Day Sermon, Magdalen, 10 a.m.


Tuesday 1 July

PROFESSOR G.A. COHEN: `Casting the first stone: who can blame the terrorists?' (lecture), Wharton Room, All Souls, 11 a.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.)


Wednesday 2 July

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Dealing with the media', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': `Little- known treasures: Guercino's drawings in the Ashmolean' (Katia Pisvin), 1.15 p.m. (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk.)


Thursday 3 July

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for those involved in academic appointments', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

CONGREGATION MEETING, 11 a.m. (conferment of honorary degrees, as part of the Rhodes Trust Centenary celebrations; admission by ticket only, available from the Rhodes Trust, Rhodes House).


Friday 4 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Scrolls and patterns', 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.)

COLLOQUIUM: `La déviance sociale en Angleterre et en France au XIXe siècle (1830–1900)', Maison Française, 4–7.15 p.m. (continues tomorrow).


Tuesday 8 July

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing employee conduct and performance', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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


Wednesday 9 July

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


Friday 11 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Chinese painting' (special 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.)