Oxford University Gazette: 27 March 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4655: 27 March 2003

The following supplement to this Gazette was published on Thursday, 3 April:

  • Approval on a division of amendment to Resolution concerning University Funding and Fees not confirmed; approval on a division of amended Resolution concerning University Funding and Fees not confirmed

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Gazette publication arrangements

This is the final Gazette of term. Publication for Trinity Term will begin on 24 April.

Because of difficulties caused by the date of Easter, all copy for the 24 April Gazette is to be received by 12 noon on Thursday, 10 April.

University Acts


*1 Declaration of approval of Statute: Functions of the Appeal Court

*2 Declaration of approval of Legislative Proposal: Botanic Garden

3 Approval on a division of amendment to Resolution concerning University Funding and Fees

(For text of resolution and amendment see Gazette, 20 March 2003.)

[For, 93; against, 48]

4 Approval on a division of amended Resolution concerning University Funding and Fees

That Congregation be committed to ensuring that the University of Oxford remains an institution of the highest international standing in research and teaching that is accessible to those who demonstrate the greatest potential, regardless of social or educational background.

Congregation notes that there has been and continues to be a substantial shortfall in public funding to support teaching by research-active staff, and that the core HEFCE grant for teaching in 2003--4 has declined, nationally, by 6 per cent in real terms from the previous year.

Congregation recognises that the increasingly urgent need to redress the substantial reduction in the unit of funding will not be a high priority for allocation of finite public funds, in the context of the Government's target for 50 per cent participation in higher education by 2010 and other public-sector budgetary commitments.

Therefore Congregation:

(a) remains committed to ensuring that our selection processes are equitable and transparent, and based only on a range of criteria concerning academic potential;

(b) expresses concern about the proposed Access Regulator and believes that any linkage of funding to the terms and conditions of admission of students is contrary to the Further and Higher Education Act 1992;

(c) supports the expansion of programmes such as the Oxford Bursary Scheme which aim to remove financial barriers that may deter individual students from studying at Oxford, and welcomes the principle of the restoration of means-tested grants;

(d) will continue to welcome, support, and encourage the comprehensive range of activities by students and staff to widen participation in higher education and access to Oxford;

(e) recognises that, in the absence of any likelihood of significantly increased public funding for undergraduate teaching, it is not realistic to discount as a policy that students, as independent adults at 18 and major beneficiaries of a university education, should bear some of the costs of a high-quality university education through a subsidised loan with income-dependent repayments.

[For, 97; against, 45]


1 Dates of Full Term 2003--9

The dates for reckoning Full Term 2004--5 have been fixed, and the dates for reckoning Full Term 2008--9 have been fixed provisionally. The dates and provisional dates for Full Term 2003--9 are set out below. xxx


Sunday, 12 October             Saturday, 6 December


Sunday, 18 January             Saturday, 13 March


Sunday, 25 April               Saturday, 19 June


Sunday, 10 October             Saturday, 4 December


Sunday, 16 January             Saturday, 12 March


Sunday, 24 April               Saturday, 18 June

Provisional dates


Sunday, 9 October              Saturday, 3 December


Sunday, 15 January             Saturday, 11 March


Sunday, 23 April               Saturday, 17 June


Sunday, 8 October              Saturday, 2 December


Sunday, 14 January             Saturday, 10 March


Sunday, 22 April               Saturday, 16 June


Sunday, 7 October              Saturday, 1 December


Sunday, 13 January             Saturday, 8 March


Sunday, 20 April               Saturday, 14 June


Sunday, 12 October             Saturday, 6 December


Sunday, 18 January             Saturday, 14 March


Sunday, 26 April               Saturday, 20 June

2 Dates of Extended Terms 2003--5

The dates of extended terms for 2003--5 for Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, for Part II candidates in Chemistry, in Engineering (or Materials), Economics, and Management, in Metallurgy and Science of Materials, and in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, and for MBA candidates are set out below.

Part II candidates in Chemistry


Thursday, 25 September         Tuesday, 23 December


Tuesday, 6 January             Wednesday, 7 April


Monday, 19 April               Saturday, 26 June


Thursday, 23 September         Tuesday, 21 December


Tuesday, 4 January             Wednesday, 23 March


Monday, 4 April                Saturday, 25 June

Part II candidates in Engineering, Economics, and Management


Friday, 12 September           Saturday, 13 December


Friday, 10 September           Saturday, 11 December

Part I candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management, in the year in which the examination is taken


Sunday, 18 January             Saturday, 20 March


Sunday, 16 January             Saturday, 19 March

Part II candidates in Materials, Economics, and Management


Friday, 12 September           Saturday, 13 December


Friday, 10 September           Saturday, 11 December

Part II candidates in Materials Science


Friday, 12 September           Saturday, 13 December


Friday, 9 January              Saturday, 3 April


Friday, 16 April               Saturday, 26 June


Friday, 10 September           Saturday, 11 December


Friday, 7 January              Saturday, 19 March


Friday, 1 April                Saturday, 25 June

Part II candidates in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry


Friday, 19 September           Saturday, 13 December


Friday, 17 September           Saturday, 11 December

MBA candidates


Monday, 6 October              Friday, 12 December


Monday, 12 January             Friday, 19 March


Monday, 19 April               Friday, 25 June


Monday, 6 September             Friday, 17 September


Monday, 4 October              Friday, 10 December


Monday, 10 January             Friday, 18 March


Monday, 18 April               Friday, 24 June


Monday, 12 September           Friday, 23 September

3 Dates of Encaenia

The Encaenia for 2005 will be held on Wednesday, 22 June, and, provisionally, the Encaenia for 2009 will be held on Wednesday, 24 June.

4 Register of Congregation

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

Alderson-Smith, K., University Library Services

Bicknell, R., MA, D.Phil., St John's

Fisher, S.E., D.Phil., St Catherine's

Garland, G.J.E., Research Services

Gibbons, C.L.M.H., MA, Hertford

Green, N., Lady Margaret Hall

Keene, A.E., M.Sc., Linacre

Kowalzig, B., University

McKendrick, A.R., Careers Service

McShane, R.H., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Ong, P.C.-K., Mansfield

Talib, M., Faculty of Anthropology and Geography

Thompson, M.J., Faculty of Clinical Medicine


For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect on 11 April, see `Examinations and Boards' below.



The following Oration was delivered in Congregation on 19 March by T.P. SOFTLEY, MA (PH.D. Southampton), Fellow of Merton College, on demitting office as Senior Proctor.

SENIOR PROCTOR: Insignissime Vice-Cancellarie, licetne Anglice loqui?


SENIOR PROCTOR: Mr Vice-Chancellor, in the last twelve months the University has elected a new Chancellor, brought into effect new statutes and regulations with an associated new disciplinary structure, disbanded the University Police, received a government White Paper on Higher Education, celebrated a major anniversary of the Bodleian Library and taken part in a Loyal Address to Her Majesty; we have worn mourning bands for the first time in fifty years and won all seven out of seven boat races against Cambridge. The statistical probability of events of this nature all occurring in one Proctorial year can be estimated at 1 in 3.2 trillion. If you multiply that by the probability that the colleges would agree to `stint reform' then the result goes beyond the bounds of any calculator. Fortunately no one can quite decide whether the colleges did actually agree to this or not, but all in all we may well look back on this period as a watershed in the history of the University.

Within a few days of their induction the Proctors and Assessor were swept away to Buckingham Palace to attend the presentation of the University's Loyal Address to Her Majesty on the occasion of her Golden Jubilee. We waited at 9 a.m. on the steps of Wellington Square, attired in full academic dress along with you, Mr Vice-Chancellor, the Registrar, four Pro-Vice-Chancellors, the Public Orator, and the President and Access Officer of the Student Union. We had been promised the best executive transport that the University could afford, so we were not surprised when a small twelve-seater minibus arrived, into which we squeezed for the journey along the M40. At Buckingham Palace we joined twenty-six other `privileged bodies' in the ballroom and were glad to be greeted with the words `Ah ... Oxford University ... an especially privileged body'. We were led to seats in the front row as number two in the ranking list of privilege, behind only the General Synod of the Church of England. The University of Cambridge was suitably upset to find itself in third place for once, while Ken Livingstone and the City of London Corporation were decidedly underprivileged in fifteenth place. You, Sir, told Her Majesty that `We are emboldened to believe that Your Majesty shares with us the desire to move in necessary and ungrudging accord with the changes of the times but to move in such a way that we retain all that is best in the splendid traditions that we inherit from the past'. Clearly these words had been agreed in advance with the Conference of Colleges. After all the loyal words in praise of Her Majesty were spoken, she and the Duke joined us for a gin and tonic before we headed off for lunch. Having declined the invitation to join the Cambridge Proctors at the Oxford and Cambridge Club, in expectation of something better, we were perplexed when our minibus stopped in Hyde Park. We piled out for a brief photo session (still in academic dress) and then were supplied with sandwiches and bags of Sainsbury's crisps by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Planning and Resource Allocation (I believe the crisps were roast-RAM flavoured). Sitting in the back of the minibus the Public Orator took one look at his ham and mozarella sandwich and was heard to mutter:

`Qui reginae aulas Augustaque tecta frequentat
pernas fumosas et casea bubula spernit'


(literally, `he who frequents the halls of the Queen and the royal palace rejects smoked hams and cheeses from cows').

The life of a Proctor or Assessor involves attending many ceremonial and formal occasions. For example we attended three openings of the Saïd Business School (maybe a few less openings next year would help their balance sheet). A moving and spectacular occasion starring Nelson Mandela was swiftly followed by the visit of Romano Prodi, but it was the Unveiling of the Ox by Councillor Maureen Christian that hangs most prominently in the memory. The Ox, an impressive life-sized bronze statue created by Olivia Musgrave, looks out from the west wall of the Business School to confront anyone who dares to emerge from the train station; let us hope that this does not cause trouble with the new access regulator. However it is little known that the Ox represents the five academic divisions of the University. The pointed forward-looking horns represent one division, the powerful neck another; a third division is represented by the horizontal tail poised for unpredictable action, while the four legs holding up the lumbering body represent a fourth division. And then finally there is the very large downward-pointing appendage. I will preserve my neutrality by not going any further with this discussion.

The operation of the academic divisions has been a matter for close perusal by the Proctors and Assessor this year as we rotated around the divisional board meetings; these are remarkably different in character. If these were the days when smoking was still permitted in public places then the Life and Environmental Sciences Division would be `rolling their own' nervously, but remaining forward-looking and optimistic despite their financial difficulties. The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division would be smoke-free having already exhausted their supplies in private before the meeting, and would be dealing efficiently with their 360-page agenda in a matter of minutes with very little argument. The Social Sciences and Medical Sciences Divisional Boards would be smoking large, and larger, cigars respectively, whereas the Humanities Division would be stoking up their pipes and passing the snuff. The Social Sciences and Medical Divisions have almost become mini-universities in their own right. The `fat-cat' heads of the medical departments hold their divisional board meetings at 8 a.m. so that they can find spaces to park their MGs and Mercedes, and discuss major building plans in Headington and their academic and research strategies. The ever-smiling Social Sciences Divisional Board has single-minded plans for development of postgraduate taught courses as part of an evolving research strategy. It would prefer that the rest of the University does not interfere—and what is the central University going to dare to do about it anyway? Humanities is a much more complex body, being made up of people with no authority to tell other people what to do. And of course being humanities there is always more than one right answer to any question, providing you can work out what the question is. At the present time the Humanities Division would see any suggestion of a departmental structure as a threat to their academic independence. In common with most Oxford academics they are only willing to be told what to do if that does not involve any change in what they are actually doing. But after all this attitude characterises why we are all at Oxford and not the University of Lesser England.

The Proctors and Assessor have poked their noses into approximately eighty committees between them, ranging from the Committee on Select Preachers to the Sports Strategy Committee. Committee meetings have been held at diverse locations (sometimes requiring the wearing of regulation subfusc wellies) including Tubney House, a bark hut at the Botanic Garden, and the rugby pavilion at Iffley Road, and we dragged ourselves away from our desks to attend a meeting at OUP HQ in New York. The newly acquired original manuscript of Mendelssohn's Hebrides overture was passed round at one committee meeting, and one could read the composer's own handwritten corrections. This was a moment of revelation indeed, giving me a true sense of the importance of the Bodleian's collection. It also made me realise how fortunate it was that they did not have Tippex in the nineteenth century.

Of the committees of Council it is perhaps at EPSC (Educational Policy and Standards Committee) that we have found it most easy to get a word in edgeways—surely nothing to do with the absence of the heads of division? The words that have been on everybody's lips at EPSC have been `academic strategy' and `university policy'. Policy is something agreed by Council or its delegated authority, and which is there to be followed by all divisions, departments, and faculties—with the apparent exception of the Law Faculty, of course. Academic strategy exists in a rather patchy form known as the divisional five-year rolling plans. There is a growing feeling at EPSC and indeed at Council that the University must develop an over-arching academic strategy if it is to retain its top-ten status in the world ranking lists, a strategy that not only cross-correlates the divisional plans but provides an umbrella within which these plans should be developed. It is clear that Council is the only body in the collegiate University where an overall academic strategy can be formulated. Colleges should take the opportunity to contribute to this debate directly through their representation on Council, and it is encouraging that the Conference of Colleges has recently agreed in principle to accept binding majority decisions. This is a major step forward that will hopefully allow the Conference of College representatives on Council to act with the influence that was intended under the governance reforms.

But why is it that many of us still arrive at our college governing body meeting suspicious of what `the suits in Wellington Square' are plotting? Why do we refer to `the University' as if it is something to which we do not belong? One matter that would help to cultivate a greater sense of loyalty would be to improve internal publicity. Council and its committees and the academic divisions do too little to keep the grass-roots academics of the University informed of what they are thinking. In a recent exercise in one college, the Senior Tutor tried to gather information from the tutorial fellows about the plans within their divisions and subjects for stint reform. The exercise was abandoned because none of the tutors knew what the plans were. The consequence of this lack of transparency is that the academic staff and others learn by rumour and speculation, or worse still by reading the student newspapers. What we need is an easy-to-read Council newsletter letting us know what is going on and why. Should one have to spend a year being a Proctor to find out what is going on?

Assuming the collegiate University does construct an academic policy, it will have to face up to the need for flexibility in the deployment of the University's academic manpower. The University could move forward in a much more dynamic manner if the central University paid the salaries of its academics in full, and leased their services to the colleges. This seems unlikely to happen because the colleges would fear losing the loyalty of fellows that lies at the heart of college teaching, the welfare of students, the running of colleges, and the cultivation of alumni. What we need though is not a loyalty to either the colleges or to Wellington Square but to a common purpose of the collegiate University that seeks excellence and provides support for both teaching and research.

Food has been an important topic on the university agenda this year. An OUP Delegates' meeting had to consider a proposal for an Oxford Handbook on British Food, and you, Mr Vice-Chancellor, referring to yourself as the leader of the `Eat for Oxford campaign', revealed the depth of your knowledge about the variability of Harry Ramsden outlets at a range of service stations along the M1. The Land Agent reported to a meeting of the University Property Investment Sub-committee that he had taken dinner at one of the University's properties in Ipswich—a branch of a well-known fast-food retailer. When pressed by the Senior Proctor he revealed that the manageress had personally cooked his Big Mac and large fries and served these for him on a dinner plate. And then of course the Proctors attended dinners almost everywhere, in as wide ranging venues as the Guggenheim Museum in New York (courtesy of OUP), the hospitality launch at the Boat Race, and the car-park at Twickenham. Bodley's 400th anniversary was celebrated with a conference and banquet at Keble, and an honorary degree ceremony followed by lunch at Merton. Bodley was himself of course not only a fellow of Merton, but also a Junior Proctor, and it was noticeable that there was one apparently empty seat at the lunch.

Fortunately, despite all of this eating, the Proctors have managed to avoid any significant gain in weight. This has been helped in my own case by the maintenance of the Proctorial bicycle, a useful means of transport for creeping up on unsuspecting undergraduates who thought they had walked far enough away from the Examination Schools to start depositing flour and eggs upon one another. However, on one occasion I was parking my bicycle outside the Schools to prepare for a spot check on an examination when a middle-aged lady stopped and asked me how I was feeling—`err ... fine', I replied, slightly puzzled—`well, good luck with your exams anyway', she said.

Undergraduate admissions have been another key topic for discussion within the University over the course of the year, and there is now a growing and seemingly irreversible movement in the direction of greater centralisation of admissions—i.e., subject tutors across the University devising means to ensure that the best people applying to the University of Oxford in their subject get accepted. I am sure that this objective can be achieved while retaining the option for the candidates selected by the subject groups to be allocated to their colleges of preference.

The Government White Paper brought more attention to admissions, with access appearing as a prominent issue in the context of top-up fees. Higher education became remarkably prominent in the national news and the political forum. The President of the Oxford University Student Union managed comfortably to upstage the Vice-Chancellor in terms of the number of press quotes and TV and radio appearances—even the President of Magdalen and Principal of St Anne's could not keep pace with Mr Straw. A close look at the University's finances has enabled the Proctors and Assessor to see just how much those fees are needed by the University—indeed were it not for the good management and financial contributions of the University Press the underfunding situation would be dire. With regard to the access issue, we already have a magnificent programme of outreach, but we shall have to go even further to convince people from all backgrounds that students at a world-class university such as this one are offered the kind of unparalleled opportunities that make financial sacrifice worthwhile. At the same time we must resist any external efforts to manipulate our intake, and we must stand up for high academic standards in our courses and in our admissions policy. It is insulting to the brightest young people in our country to suggest that there was any reason to admit them other than that they were the very best we could find in terms of ability and potential. Quotas must be out of the question.

My colleague the Junior Proctor has blazed a trail this year, being the first member of the academic-related staff of the University to be elected a Proctor (and maybe the first female given permission to wear a white bow-tie?). In the Proctors' Office she has been relentlessly pursuing fairness and justice in the fraught world of undergraduate examinations. In many cases it would be tempting to bend the rules a little for the convenience of examiners or to avoid a major confrontation with a student; it is not easy to be popular when you are having to ask examiners to re-mark or double-check scripts in the middle of the summer vacation, and it is not pleasant to have to tell a student that the reason why they got a 2:2 was that they were not quite good enough to get a 2:1. Nevertheless the Proctors must act with consistency, common sense, and firmness in application of university policy, and the Junior Proctor has certainly done that this year.

Complaints and special provisions for undergraduate examinations are decidedly on the increase. At one stage so many students were asking for special provision that the Junior Proctor started dreaming of a fantasy exam room. This would contain one student lying down from time to time at the back of the room next to the one standing up writing at a lectern. On either side of the room would be an ex-boyfriend and girlfriend recently split up, and equally far apart would be the warring factions from St Fisticuff's College. Several students would be poised near the door, allowing their irritable bowel syndrome to direct when they needed to leave the room. As they left they would trip over the leg in plaster stretching out across the gangway. Sundry students would have cushions supporting various parts of their anatomy while those suffering hay fever would be taking medication. An agoraphobic would be in the corner and those with panic attacks, nausea, and claustrophobia would be near the door.

Nicholas Amhurst, writing in 1721, showed that life was simpler in an earlier age: `It is well-known to be a custom for the candidates either to present their examiners with a piece of gold or to give them a handsome entertainment, and make them drunk the night before examination, and sometimes keep them till morning ... Would it not be very ungrateful of the examiner to refuse any candidate a testimonium who has treated him so splendidly overnight?'. Clearly the Proctors had taken their eye off the ball in those days.

The Proctors and the Assessor have enjoyed good relationships with the Student Union this year, and I believe that the impending move of OUSU to superior premises in Thomas Hull House was not only necessary, but would not have happened without a lot of enthusiastic support from my two colleagues. In return the Student Union generously offered to give advice on how to run the election of a Chancellor, but having studied the 452 clauses applicable to their own elections we decided gratefully to decline their offer, and stick with one rule—the Proctors' decision is final.

The Assessor has given particular attention to matters of disability support, and student funding and hardship, and has worked closely with the new student funding office. The establishment of a student funding officer post has been a key step forward towards co-ordinating and administering the various hardship funds and bursaries. The new Oxford Bursary scheme is of particular importance, as it will form a cornerstone of the University's response to the White Paper. Guidelines were produced to meet the first provisions of SENDA (the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act) which came into force on 1 September, making it illegal for universities to discriminate against disabled students, and requiring us to make adjustments to our buildings and to our admissions, teaching, curricula, and assessment to permit disabled students to participate fully in education. An indication of the extent of the challenge is provided by the Surveyor's list of building work required to make adequate access provisions—a total bill of £6m would be required, exceeding by an order of magnitude the HEFCE grant of just £792k for this purpose. The number of disabled students at Oxford is steadily rising (by about 20 per cent in the last three years), but mechanisms for communicating the needs of individual students to where the information is needed are now well developed. For a few weeks the Assessor, who believes he is known as `the nice Proctor', found out what it was like to be loathed as much as the Proctors after being landed with the task of chairing a committee responsible for allocation of car-parking permits.

In disciplinary matters the Proctorial year has been a `game of two halves', with the change to the new statutes taking place on 1 October. The statutes of the University of Oxford have a long and complex history. They evolved over the first 400 years of the University into a rather jumbled form and were codified by Archbishop William Laud in 1636. His statutes included the requirements that all fellows and scholars of colleges should `dress as becomes clerks' and that they shall be obliged to abstain from `that absurd and assuming practice of walking publicly in boots'. Students under eighteen who were found in inns, eating houses, or wine-shops were to be flogged in public; and `no scholars of any condition (and least of all graduates) are to play foot-ball within the University or its precinct'. Major changes were implemented in the 1850s and 1960s, but the changes in 2002 represent the first time in the history of the University that the whole of the University's existing legislation has been repealed. This has been an extraordinary task led by Mr Derek Wood, the former Principal of St Hugh's, and the Proctors have contributed a little help now and then to this process.

`Proctors lose their Power' read the headline in the Cherwell newspaper in October. `Don't count on it' was the response from the Proctors. The Human Rights Act allegedly posed a threat to the Proctors' power to act simultaneously as prosecutor, judge, and jury. Now any serious case must be referred to the Court of Summary Jurisdiction or the Disciplinary Court, and an independent panel will judge whether the Proctors' case is proven, and determine the penalty. While this sounds perfectly fair and more defensible, it must be remembered that Proctors were always very conscious under the old system that they must wear their two or three hats with maximum care and responsibility. It seems likely that the Proctors of the future may well be harsher in their pursuit of disciplinary penalty than they were previously. Donning their barrister's wig, they will announce, `My case rests, your honour', without the same sense of responsibility for the final decision made. Interestingly, in this brave new world, twenty-one students were given the opportunity to contest minor offences in the CSJ, or to plead guilty and take a proverbial `six of the best' from the Proctors; unsurprisingly they all chose the latter.

The Proctors' role as general ombudsmen of the University has also been restricted by the new regulations, but most disturbing is the little-known fact that from 1 October the new statutes removed the long-standing requirement for the sealing of university documents to be witnessed by the Proctors' signature. The Director of Legal Services found that his coup was short-lived, however, when he invited himself in early October to come and take the sealing device away. He soon discovered that the University Seal was so securely fitted in the Proctors' Office that it could not be moved, and it would be too expensive to replace it.

Following an independent review, Council took the decision to disband the University Police. Apparently, impending legislation required that our private police force needed to be upgraded in terms of training and equipment, and by the provision of multi-tiered complaints procedures. Much as there might have been occasions when we would have been glad to see our Proctors' men armed with semi-automatic rifles, riot shields, and dogs when on duty outside the Examination Schools, the University decided that it could not take responsibility or bear the cost of such an operation.

The University Police were founded as a result of an Act of Parliament in 1825, and I would like to pay tribute to their extraordinary role over almost 180 years, not only in matters of student discipline, but also law and order in the city of Oxford. A former Proctor, Lewis Farnell, recalled an incident in 1896 when he was patrolling with a strong `posse' of University Police: `Carfax was still noisy as I approached it, and I found there a low female, seemingly half-drunk, amusing a group of citizens by very indecent dancing ... a city policeman looked on grinning and said that it was for me to arrest this woman if I liked. I did so promptly and we bore her away swiftly to the Proctors' quarters at the end of the Broad, followed by a crowd of citizens booing...'.

In recent years, the University Police have performed an extremely important function in support of the Proctors, assisting with disciplinary investigations, with crowd control during student demonstrations and the dreaded Examination School season, and in ceremonial functions. They are in fact the long arm of the Proctors' Office. This is why the University has decided not to sweep the former University Police into the security services but to redesignate them as Proctors' Officers where they will be able to continue 95 per cent of their original function without the need for formal police powers.

The Proctors and Assessors have been very ably assisted throughout the year by an outstanding permanent staff, headed by Dr Brian Gasser, the Clerk to the Proctors. Brian has an enviable ability to indicate his opinion with only a slight movement of the eyebrow. When I see this movement I may well be driven to say `Hmmm, on second thoughts perhaps I had better rewrite that sentence in my report...', and I have been disappointed and slightly surprised not to get the response `Yes, Minister'. There is rather little preparation one can do in advance of becoming a Proctor, and therefore it is essential to have people of the calibre of the Proctors' Office staff to bring the continuity that the job requires. We are extremely grateful to them not only for that but for making it such an enjoyable year. We are also indebted to our Pro-Proctors, who were always eager to stand in when the need arose.

The Proctors' Office and the constables had their annual outing to Cambridge, to take on the Cambridge Proctors at lawn bowls. Having failed to make adequate provision for footwear the Senior Proctor embarrassed his team by playing in bare feet, while retaining white tie and bands, as was appropriate to his status. The Cambridge team were so desperate for success that they hired a couple of county players to make up their numbers, and the Cambridge Senior Proctor disturbed our concentration by realistic imitations of the mating calls of a gibbon. Despite being apparently soundly beaten, we were able to invoke an ancient scoring rule that left the final result as a draw.

The Proctors enjoyed the panache of some twenty-four degree ceremonies. Our favourite incidents included the candidate for the degree of D.Litt. who had to be literally dragged back by the hood when trying to escape the charge of the Junior Proctor (I can understand why he was terrified), the canonisation that was conferred when one of the bedels called for the Dean of St Linacre, and the supplicant who went missing in the middle of the ceremony to put more money in his car-parking meter. At one afternoon ceremony the Vice-Chancellor's procession had to turn around as it approached the Sheldonian Theatre when it was discovered that the Proctors had been cross-dressing in the Police Room.

I cannot end without a reference to the Chancellor. The Proctors have a very special relationship with the Chancellor, being required by the Statutes to attend to his needs whenever he is on official business. We enjoyed joining Roy Jenkins on many occasions such as lunch with the President of Brazil, or the Court of Benefactors, and can only echo your words, Sir, that he will be sorely missed. A remarkable illustration of his care for this University came when we held a farewell drinks party for Gerry Holman, who had been the University's Senior Bedel for many years and seen it through some 360 degree ceremonies. Roy Jenkins appeared in person for a few minutes just to add his own personal farewell. He will be a hard act to follow indeed.

And so the final event of the Proctorship was `The Election'. The voters rolled up in their thousands for a great Oxford party, bringing children, dogs, and red noses. The Student Union frolicked in the afternoon sunshine with their new friend Ms Toksvig, the first ever female candidate, and Blackwell's and the KA did a roaring trade. The VC and Proctors sat to receive the votes, and scrutinised people's identification cards, ranging from shotgun licences to golf-club membership cards to bus passes to degree certificates. A number of people took the trouble to write their name and details on the front of the voting form without turning it over to record their vote on the back, some couldn't remember their maiden names, others voted for Maggie Thatcher ... It was a spectacular end to a spectacular year. We hope that Mr Patten and indeed our own successors will enjoy a rich and exciting period in the future of this University.

Proctorial year 2002–3

Summary of offences

(Totals for 2001–2 given in brackets)

Offences                                    No. of cases      Outcome

Breach of University Statute XIII/XI
Code of Discipline
—Obstruction                                   6 (1)     1 @ £25
                                                              4 @ £20
                                                              1 @ £15
—Occupation of University property             0 (15)    —

—Misappropriation of property                  2 (0)     1 @ £50 1 Referral to
                                                                Disciplinary Court

—Misuse of property (IT facilities)            1 (9)     1 @ £30
—Defacement of University property             0 (1)     —

—Misuse of drugs                               1 (0)     Referral to Court of Summary

Breach of Library regulations                  2 (0)     1 @ £65 + £50 damages
                                                              1 @ £45

Breach of Rules Committee regulations
—Fly-posting                                   0 (6)     —
—Misconduct after examinations                 59 (14)   1 @ £60 + £9.25
                                                              6 @ £50
                                                              2 @ £45
                                                              47 @ £40
                                                              1 @ £35
                                                              1 @ £30
                                                              1 Not guilty

Breach of Proctors' Examination Regulations
—Smoking in an examination venue               1 (0)     1 @ £40
—Cheating                                      4 (6)     1 Candidate failed in Pt II of FHS
                                                                Exam and allowed to resit
                                                              2 cases referred to Disciplinary Court
                                                              1 case referred to Court of
                                                                 Summary Jurisdiction

The Proctors referred three cases to the Disciplinary Court. In one case, a candidate was convicted of cheating in a University Examination. The candidate was failed in the paper concerned and allowed to resit. In a second case, a candidate was convicted of cheating in a University Examination and was failed outright in a final examination (and other penalties are under consideration). The third case is in progress. The Proctors also referred two cases to the Court of Summary Jurisdiction. In one case, a candidate was convicted of cheating in a University Examination: the examiners were instructed to disregard the work concerned and the candidate may resit the examination (with possible marks penalties). The second case is in progress.

Total number of offences: 76 (54)

Total taken in fines: £2,745 (£1,600) plus £59.25 damages.

Proctorial year 2002–3

Summary of complaints received

The 126 cases received during the Proctorial year 2002–3 (or in a few instances carried forward from the previous year) may be categorised as follows: The numbers in brackets refer to 2001--2.

Examinations: 103 (74), including undergraduates 78 (58), and postgraduates 25 (16)

These included 48 (22) requests for verification of results that did not develop into substantive complaints.

Equal opportunities: 1 (0)

Harassment: 4 (3)

Maladministration: 2 (4)

Quality of/access to teaching, research, or support facilities: 3 (0)

Suspension/rustication from the University: 1 (0)

Student Union (OUSU): 2 (1)

Other: 10 (10)

The Proctors upheld, in part or completely, a total of twenty of these complaints and arranged for redress to be provided where appropriate. In addition, four examination candidates were successful in appealing to the Chairman of EPSC against decisions taken by the Proctors. A fifth decision was changed as a result of legal proceedings. Five complaints remain under consideration.


On the recommendation of the School of Geography and the Environment, the Life and Environmental Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Hydrogeology on W.M. EDMUNDS (D.SC., PH.D. Liverpool), formerly individual merit researcher at the British Geological Survey, for a period of three years from 1 April 2003.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Computational Physiology on P.J. HUNTER, D.PHIL. (M.SC. Auckland), currently Professor of Engineering Science, University of Auckland, for a period of five years from 1 May 2003.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Ultrasound Therapy on G. TER HAAR, MA, D.SC. (PH.D. London), currently Research Team Leader and Reader, Institute of Cancer Research, for a period of five years from 1 May 2003.


The Medical Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor in Haematology on S.N. WICKRAMASINGHE (SC.D., PH.D. Cambridge), for a period of five years from 1 May 2003.


The Medical Sciences Board is undertaking a review of Experimental Psychology as part of its programme of regular rolling reviews of its departments. The Deputy Head of Division, Professor David Smith, will chair the review committee, the terms of reference of which are:

(a) To review the progress made in response to the last General Board/EPSC review and the identification of any further action required in the light of changed circumstances in the last six years.

(b) To review by reference to international standards of excellence the quality of academic activities in the department and the balance between these activities, taking into account, in the context of the University's Mission Statement and Corporate Plan, all relevant factors, especially: research, organisational, and management structures within the department, including such matters as academic and non-academic staff planning and recruitment, accommodation and future space needs, and the relationship between units within the department and between the department and cognate subject areas and colleges with which it is involved in teaching and/or research.

The membership of the committee is as follows:

Professor Nicholas Mackintosh, University of Cambridge
Professor Richard Morris, University of Edinburgh
Professor Keith Rayner, University of Massachusetts
Professor Brian Rogers, Department of Experimental Psychology
A divisional representative—to be confirmed

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary of the review committee, Ms F. Murphy, Medical Sciences Office, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford OX3 9DU, by 30 April.


Oxford Digital Library Development Fund—second call for `expressions of interest'

Oxford University Library Services is establishing the Oxford Digital Library (ODL) as a key component of the academic services for the University. Over the next five years ODL plans to enrich OULS collections with a significant set of digital resources, based on a robust and sustainable digital library architecture.

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a generous grant to the University to fund the essential infrastructure of ODL (equipment and staff) and to support a range of digital projects based on core research material from libraries within the University. The grant is administered through a Development Fund, managed by the Oxford Digital Library in collaboration with an editorial board, comprising scholars and librarians from within and outside Oxford.

This is the second call for expressions of interest, for which a total of £93,000 is expected to be available. This call invites project proposals from scholars in partnership with libraries in the University. It aims to promote scholarly effort with relevance to research and teaching by digitising, delivering, and enhancing major library holdings within the University. Expressions of interest should be submitted by 1 May, by completing the appropriate form on the ODL Web site.

Further information on the Development Fund and the Oxford Digital Library can be found on the ODL Web site at http://www.odl.ox.ac.uk. Specific enquiries may be directed to the chair of the editorial board, Professor Kathryn Sutherland, Professor of Bibliography and Textual Criticism (e-mail: kathryn.sutherland@st-annes.ox.ac.uk), or the ODL team (e-mail: odl-enquiries@ouls.ox.ac.uk).




Corpus Christi Professor of Latin

PROFESSOR PHILIP HARDIE will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 2 May, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Contrasts.'


Is Keynes dead? Reviving a sensible macroeconomics

PROFESSOR JOSEPH STIGLITZ, Columbia University, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Economics at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Examination Schools.

Tue. 13 May: `Cycles in business cycle theory.'

Wed. 14 May: `Foundations of a new macroeconomics.'

Thur. 15 May: `Applications to economic policy.'


Department of Biochemistry: Koshland Lecture Series

DR DANIEL E. KOSHLAND, JR., University of California, Berkeley, will lecture at 4 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the University Museum of Natural History. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

Subject: `The seven pillars of life.'


Hinshelwood Lectures: Looking at how individual molecules go about their business

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

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

29 Apr.: `Polymer dynamics with single molecules.'

1 May: `The coil–stretch transition: phase transitions and hysteresis.'

6 May: `Physically based measurements in biology.'

8 May: `Single molecule enzymology.'

13 May: `The study of more complex bio-molecular systems.'

15 May: `An atom interferometer measurement of the fine structure constant.'


Southern African texts and contexts

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Deakin Room, St Antony's College. Those attending are asked to note that three, not four, meetings will be held in Trinity Term.

Conveners: Professor William Beinart and Professor Elleke Boehmer.

29 Apr.: `Transatlantic countercalls: Black America and White England in Sol Plaatje and Peter Abrahams.'

R. BARNARD, Pennsylvania
13 May, the Library, Queen Elizabeth House: `Getting over the Rainbow.'

3 June, 3 p.m.: `The District Six Museum: from forced removals to justice and healing.'


Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions

The following seminars will be held at 3.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

Conveners: J.S.K. Ward, B.Litt., MA, Regius Professor of Divinity, and P. Morgan, MA status, Lecturer in the Study of Religions, Mansfield College.

PROFESSOR N.M. MARTIN, Chapman University, California
29 Apr.: `The Renunciant Rani and the Weaver of Dignity: the songs of Mirabai and Kabir.'

6 May: `Christian–Muslim encounters: perspectives from the south.'

13 May: `Sufi visions, Sufi metaphysics, and Qur'anic prophets: what is going on in Ibn Arabi's Fusus al-Hikam?'


Waynflete Lectures

Blake and the Terror: toward a biography of William Blake in Lambeth during the anti-Jacobin Terror in Britain, 1792–3

MICHAEL PHILLIPS, Centre for Eighteenth-century Studies, University of York, and guest curator of the William Blake exhibition at Tate Britain, 2000, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

14 May:` "A whole house to range in": recovering no. 13 Hercules Buildings, Lambeth, Blake's studios, method of "Illuminated Printing", and the production of "A Song of Liberty" .'

21 May: ` "GOD save the PEOPLE!!": Lambeth's manufactories, asylum, lying-in hospital, and workhouse, and the creation of Songs of Experience.'

28 May: ` "From the commencement of ALARM": Thomas Paine and Charles Ross, the Lambeth Association for the Preservation of Liberty and Property against Republicans and Levellers, "Our End is Come", and the prospect of Newgate.'

4 June: ` "The several Works now published and on Sale at Mr. Blake's": the Prospectus of 10 October 1793, meeting of the Society of Loyal Britains, Mount Row, Lambeth, America a Prophecy, and the politics of colour.'


Muslims in Europe post-9/11

A conference on this subject, jointly arranged by St Antony's and Princeton University, will be held at St Antony's on 25 and 26 April. Attendance is restricted to members of the University. Those interested should apply either in person or by e-mail to antonians@sant.ox.ac.uk. Space is limited and will be allotted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Third Annual Researching Africa Day

This event will be held St Antony's College on Friday, 13 June, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

Researching Africa Day is a multidisciplinary workshop for postgraduates who have recently engaged in research in Africa. Students of history, political science, geography, economics, anthropology, archaeology, and the natural sciences are invited to present and/or attend. It is an opportunity to meet fellow researchers, to exchange information and experiences, and to discuss research strategies and their practice in relation to the African continent.

The schedule is thematic and should allow for reflection on many of the challenges, both theoretical and practical, of doing research in the African context.

How the practicalities shape the material: translators; the research funnel; equipment; format of data; getting material home.

Making the connections: strengths and weaknesses of various research methodologies; selecting research methods that will help you get (what you think) you want; what you can say given your choice of research methods; defending your choices.

Budgeting for fieldwork: hidden costs, when to pay, what to pay, possible sources of field work financial support.

Archival research: contents of archives; accessibility; difficulties involved.

Negotiating the politics: gaining access, national and local; finding contacts; ethical considerations

Anyone interested in attending or presenting should contact Maitseo Bolaane (e-mail: maitseo.bolaane@sant.ox.ac.uk) or Andrew Hurst (e-mail: andrew.hurst@geog.ox.ac.uk).

The deadline for abstracts (maximum 100 words) is 11 April. The deadline for general registration is 30 April.

Registration is free. Coffee and tea will be provided, but those attending will need to purchase lunch.


SELCUK GURISIK will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 17 April, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. The admission charge for visitors is £2. Refreshments will be available from 5.15 p.m.

Subject: `Indigenous arts and crafts of Anatolia.'

Examinations and Boards



Master of Science

Management Research: O.R. DARBISHIRE, MA, Fellow of Pembroke


Master of Philosophy

International Relations: J.R.C. WRIGHT, MA, Student of Christ Church

Master of Science

Applied and Computational Mathematics: I.J. SOBEY, MA, Fellow of St John's

Mathematical Modelling and Scientific Computing: S.J. CHAPMAN, MA, D.PHIL., Fellow of Mansfield

Politics and International Relations Research: C. WLEZIEN (PH.D. Iowa), Fellow of Nuffield


Honour School of Theology and Philosophy and Theology, Paper 11: Further Studies in History and Doctrine

Under the provisions of paper (11) of the Honour School of Theology (`Further Studies in History and Doctrine') (Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 462), the Board of the Faculty of Theology hereby publishes the list of theologians (with texts) on which questions will be set in the examination in 2004.

(a) Origen

Origen on First Principles, Book I, trans. G.W. Butterworth (Peter Smith, 1973).

Prayer, trans. Rowan Greer in An Exhortation to Martyrdom, etc. (Paulist Press: Classics of Western Spirituality series, 1979).

Prologue to the Commentary on the Song of Songs, trans. Rowan Greer, ibid.

(b) Augustine

Confessions, Book 10, trans. H. Chadwick (OUP, 1991).

Concerning the City of God against the Pagans, Book 14, trans. R.W. Dyson (CUP, 1998).

On the Trinity, Book 10, trans. John Burnaby, in Augustine: Later Works, Library of Christian Classics vol. VIII (SCM Press, 1955).

(c) Aquinas

Summa Theologiae Ia, qq. 1--3, 13, 44--6; IaIIae, qq. 109--14; IIaIIae, qq. 1--2, 23--7; IIIa, qq. 2--6, 46--9 (Blackfriars ed., vols. 1, 2, 3, 8, 30, 31, 34, 48, 54).

(d) Luther

E.G. Rupp and B. Drewery, Martin Luther: Documents of Modern History (Edward Arnold, 1970), pp. 1--10, 15--41, 54--82, 100--2, 107--19, 121--42, 145-- 9, 166--9, 173--9.

Martin Luther, Three Treatises (Fortress Press, Philadelphia, 1972).

(e) Calvin

G.R. Potter and M. Greengrass, John Calvin, Documents of Modern History (Edward Arnold, 1983), pp. 1--109, 128--33.

Calvin, Institutes of the Christian Religion, trans F.L. Battles: Library of Christian Classics, vols. XX, XXI, (SCM Press, 1961), bk. 1, chs. i--v; bk. 3, chs. xxi, xxiii; bk. 4, chs. ii, ix, xii (Sections 1--13), xx.

(f) Newman

Apologia pro Vita Sua (Penguin, 1994).

Fifteen Sermons Preached Before the University of Oxford (University of Notre Dame Press, 1989), x, xi, xiii, xv.

An Essay on the Development of Christian Doctrine, 1878 edition (University of Notre Dame Press, 1989), chs. 1--5.

Newman the Theologian: A Reader, ed. I. Ker (Collins, 1990), pp. 66-- 122, 199--275.

(g) Barth

K. Barth, 'The Strange New World Within the Bible' in The Word of God and the Word of Man (Hodder and Stoughton, London, 1928), pp. 28--50.

K. Barth, Church Dogmatics, I/1, § 1 (T. and T. Clark, Edinburgh, 1976), pp. 3--24.

K. Barth, Church Dogmatics, IV/1 § 59 (T. and T. Clark, Edinburgh, 1956), pp. 157--357.

( h) Tillich

Systematic Theology, vol. 1: Introduction, and vol. 2 (SCM Press, 1978) or (J. Nisbet and Co.), vol. 1, 1953, and vol. 2, 1957.

(i) Bonhoeffer

Discipleship, Dietrich Bonhoeffer Works (DBW) 4, Minneapolis 1996, pp. 21--76.

Creation and Fall, DBW 3, Minneapolis 1996, p. 60-- 102.

Life Together—rayer book of the Bible, DBW 5, Minneapolis 1995, 25--47.

Ethics, SCM 1955 (seventh impression, 1998), pp. 194--230; pp. 297- -325.

Letters and Papers from Prison, SCM enlarged ed. 1971 (eighth impression, 1999): pp. 3--17; pp. 278--87; 324--9; 343--7; 347--9; 357--61; 370-–1; 388--90; 398-- 9.

(j) Rahner

Foundations of Christian Faith: An Introduction to the Idea of Christianity (Darton, Longman, and Todd/Crossroad, 1978 [1976]), trans. by William V. Dych, pp. 24-- 35, 44--51, 68--71, 81--9, 116--137, 170--212, 264--93, 322--25, 342--69.

The Trinity (Burns and Oates/Herder, 1970 [1967]), trans. by Joseph Donceel, pp. 80--99.

Theological Investigations, vol. 2 (Darton, Longman, and Todd/Helicon Press, 1963 [1954]), translated by Karl-H. Kruger, pp. 64--88 (from a 1947 essay on membership of the Church introducing the idea of what Rahner would later call `anonymous Christians'), vol. 16 (Darton, Longman, and Todd/Crossroad, 1979 [1974]), trans. by David Morland, 199--220 (from `The One Christ and the Universality of Salvation').

Revised translations of certain passages will be supplied to candidates.

(k) Winstanley

G.H. Sabine, ed., The Works of Gerrard Winstanley (New York, 1941).

A. Bradstock and C. Rowland, Radical Christian Writings (Oxford, 2002).

Christopher Hill (ed.), Winstanley: The Law of Freedom and other writings (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1983).


With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 11 April.

1 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

(a) Honour School of Classics and Modern Languages

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, delete from l. 27 on p. 144 to l. 2 on p. 145 and associated footnote and substitute:

`Oral Examination: as specified for the Honour School of Modern Languages.'

(b) Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages

With immediate effect

Ibid., p. 314, delete ll. 23–48 and associated footnote and substitute:

`Oral Examination: as specified for the Honour School of Modern Languages.'

(c) Honour School of Philosophy and Modern Languages

With immediate effect

Ibid., p. 416, delete ll. 16–37 and associated footnote and substitute:

`Oral Examination: as specified for the Honour School of Modern Languages.'

2 Board of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages and Philosophy

Honour School of Philosophy and Modern Languages

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 417, l. 26, delete `eight' and substitute `nine'.

2 Ibid., l. 28, after `one subject.' insert `Subject 9 (an extended essay) may not be offered as an additional, optional subject.'

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


Christ Church

DAVID (ARTHUR) TALBOT RICE, 8 March 2003; commoner 1950. Aged 72.

MARTIN NEIL TASKER, 19 December 2002; commoner 1980. Aged 40.

St Anne's College

MS JOAN CECILIA GATEHOUSE, 5 February 2003; Home-Student 1935–8. Aged 87.

MRS DIANA NANCY DULCIA GILLINGHAM (née Hood), 12 February 2003; member of the St Anne's Society 1942–4. Aged 79.

MRS ANNIE EILEEN (NANCY) PARSONS (née Baldock), 6 February 2003; Home-Student 1929–32.


St Hugh's College


The college has elected as Assessor for the Proctorial year 2004–5 D.J. WALKER, MA, M.SC., D.PHIL. (B.SC. Glasgow), Fellow of the college.

Note: this replaces the corresponding notice in the Gazette of 20 March, p. 995, in which Dr Walker's degrees were given incorrectly.


Balliol College

Open Day

An `Open Day' will be held at Balliol College's Broad Street garden on Sunday, 6 April. 2–5 p.m. The entry charge of £5 will cover garden tours, tea and biscuits in Hall, and a copy of the new Garden Guide by the Head Gardener, Eve Studd. Dr Barrie Juniper will give an illustrated lecture on `The mysterious origin of the English apple' at 2.30 p.m. in Lecture Room 23.


The Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival 1–6 April

For a fully programme of over 100 events, please call 01865 423342 or see our Web site: www.sundaytimes-oxfordliteraryfestival.co.uk. Events to note: Tues., 1 Apr., A Global Argument? Do Big Companies Know Best?, Bill Emmott, George Monbiot, Frank Partnoy, chaired by David Smith; Sat., 5 Apr., Nobel Minds: What Makes Them Tick?, Paul Nurse and Tim Hunt, British Asian Writers, Amit Chaudhuri, Romesh Gunesekera, Aamer Hussein and Susheila Nasta; Sun., 6 Apr., Burning Issues: Ecstasy, Colin Blakemore, Keith Hellawell, Les Iversen and Bryan Appleyard.

BBC TV's Readers & Writers Roadshow

Readers & Writers Roadshowis a panel book show from BBC 4 television. We are filming 4 shows in Oriel College Oxford on the weekend of April 5th and 6th with authors including Booker winner Yann Martel, Orange Prize winner Ann Patchett, andrew O'Hagan and sir Roy Strong. We are looking for enthusiastic people to form the small studio audience for each show. You would be part of a group of 20-25 people, who are there to listen, enjoy and ask questions as our authors discuss their books, and their attitudes to writing. All audience members will receive a book by one of the authors in advance of the show. If you are interest interested in taking part, and for more information, please call Holly or Gerry on 0141 331 0450, or e-mail to: hollyw@liontv6.demon.co.uk.

National Society for Epilepsy

Ben Rees, Deputy Administrator of the Classics Office, is running the Flora London Marathon on 13 Apr., for the National Society for Epilepsy, in memory of his brother Simon, who died last Jan., aged 27. He is trying to raise as much money as possible, if you would like to sponsor him please visit his marathon Web page: http://www.justgiving.com/benreesmarathon, or contact him at the Classics Office, 65-67 St Giles.

Sponsored Walk

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

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.

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 Brookes University

Centre for Family and Household Research Spring seminar series: 26 March, Floya Anthias (Oxford Brookes), Where do I belong? Narrating identity among young British Cypriots (Research Centre, room SG05). All seminars will begin at 5.30. Open seminars–all welcome.

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

Proof Reading: reasonable rates. Anything considered. Tel.: 01280 705652 or 07850 756455. E-mail: rob.barrett@virgin.net.

`Fly Travel'–save time and money on travel! Flights, accommodation, car hire, travel insurance, tours etc. We offer an unrivalled personalised service–we even deliver your tickets to your door. Tel.: 01865 202038, e-mail: flytravel@btclick.com, 66 St Clements, Oxford.

Sylva Trees: local arboricultural company offering a complete tree management service. Fully insured, reliable with competitive rates. All waste fully recycled. Please phone Phillip on 01865 873945/07811 456999, Woodstock Road, Oxford.

Painting, carpentry, building and design: small and medium-sized projects undertaken, from shelving through kitchens to home extensions; decorating, internal and external; and planning applications. Free advice, quotations and references. Tel.: Ian 01865 30818, or 07773 712829.

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

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

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

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

Domestic Services

Gardener needed for 6 months to help maintain cottage garden. Light duties and all tools provided. References required. Tel.: 01865 250722.

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

Tuition Offered

Painting Workshop in Florence: spend an exciting month painting and drawing in an air-conditioned studio with internationally acclaimed artist, Philippa Blair. 4–22 Aug., 2003. Combining Pleine air and Studio Painting, places still available. Tuition: US $1,800/£1,139. Accommodation starting at $750/£500 per person. Contact August Program Director, Dan Welden. E-mail: solarplate@aol.com. Web site: www.fionline.it/santareparata/welden.html.

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

Situations Vacant

Research Assistance required for small project in Oxford University Press Archives: £9.64/hr + £50. For information please contact Michael_Kenny@sfu.ca.

Culham Institute is an educational development and research institute concerned with RE and church schools and colleges. We have a small, Oxford based, core staff and an extensive national network and range of collaborative projects. We require a Graduate Assistant to support generally our professional work including conference management, the development of multimedia learning resources and Web sites, and marketing. You will need to be flexible, well-organised, computer and web literate and have very good communication and interpersonal skills. An ideal wide scope post for an aspiring graduate. We offer a stimulating work environment, pension contributions and generous leave. Salary range £15,500–£17,000. Further details from Alexandra Sears, Culham Institute, 15 Norham Gardens, Oxford OX2 6PY. Tel.: 01865 284 885. Fax: 01865 284 886. E-mail: Alex.Sears@culham.ac.uk. Web site: www.culham.ac.uk.

Alumni and Development Office, Dragon School: Administrative Secretary . The ideal candidate will have a secretarial qualification or equivalent experience, cheerful and outgoing personality, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organisational ability, including effective time management, and confidence working with databases. £15,000–£17,000 p.a., full time. Further particulars and an application form from the Development Director, Dragon School, Bardwell Road, Oxford OX2 6SS, e-mail:jjl@dragonschool.org. Closing date for applications is 15 April.

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

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

Summer Let

Live in comfort near the Thames, just a short walk to the city centre. Beautiful Victorian house, 4 bedrooms, c.h., large split-level living room, dining room, modern and fully-equipped kitchen. Bathroom 1, with large bath, bidet and W.C.; bathroom 2, with shower and W.C. South-facing garden. Possible use of bicycle(s). Available 6 weeks, from Sat., 20 July–Sund., 31 Aug. Price negotiable. Tel.: +44(0) 1865 725193.

Charming substantial Victorian town house to let in East Oxford: on 3 floors, sleeps 5-7; 5 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; large mature garden; 500 metres from shops and 24-hour bus services. Easy walking distance to city centre or 5 minutes on bus. Available for 5 weeks 27 July–30 Aug. No smokers. Ideal for visiting academic family. £450 p.w. Contact: Martin Stott or amanda Root, 01865 721482, e-mail: martin.stott@oxfordshire.gov.uk.

Houses to Let

Charming 4-bedroom village house in Lower Heyford (10 minutes Oxford by rail from Heyford station, 25 minutes by bus). small garden overlooking fields, fully furnished, very comfortable. Would suit academic family looking for term time accommodation 2003-4 while owner in France. Pets welcome. For more information contact Carla McKay 01869 340631 or e-mail: mckaycarla@hotmail.com.

Spacious barn conversion: excellently presented 4-bedroom family home in the village of Holton. Large split-level living room with beamed ceiling; super conservatory; 3 bathrooms (1 with jacuzzi); large kitchen with Aga; garden and double garage. Available April. £1, 500 p.c.m. For more information please contact Anna Turner at Finders Keeprs, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX1 4AB. Tel.: 01865 200012 or e-mail: annat@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

North of Summertown, Banbury Road: fully-furnished 3-bedroom house, wooden floors, with gas c.h. Easy access to the city and colleges. Front and rear garden, off-road parking. £1,200 p.c.m. Available to mid-April. Tel.: 01865 556407.

Hampton Poyle–spacious and fully-equipped 1-bedroom annexe, fantastic rural location apporx. 5 miles from Oxford. An ideal weekday base for an academic or professional, £650 p.c.m. incl. of council tax, available in early April. for further information on this and other properties please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BP. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

St Stephen's House (adjacent) Marston St., between Iffley Road and Cowley Road. Spacious, unfurnished, modern family house in attractive terrace: 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, playroom, double garage, garden. Available short let from May. suit academic with family. £1,750 p.m. E-mail: jeremy.sheehy@theology.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 432302.

Recently renovated 4-storey town house in Grandpont, within 10 minutes' walk of city centre. Flexible, spacious accommodation comprises entrance hall, open-plan kitchen/living area, dining room, library, study, bedroom and 2 very large, well- equipped bathrooms (in all potential for 3 bedrooms). Large basement, currently used for storage. South-facing garden with pation. G.c.h. Available from 1 Aug.,–end of Michaelmas 2003. £950 p.c.m. Contact Riitta Heino, tel.: 01865 244745.

North Oxford furnished house available from 1 Sept. Charming, cosy, quiet, easy to maintain, fully furnished house in Jericho/north Oxford. Walk to university, train and coach stations, near best schools, parks, centrally heated, recently re-decorated, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes, 2 bicycles. Two bedrooms £1,225 p.m., 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (incl. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact: OXFORD: J.Mackrells (eves., or 7-8 a,m,), tel. 01865 775567, e-mail: mackrelj@btopenworld.com; CANADA: A. Gaston, tel. 001 (613) 745 1368, fax 001 (613) 745 0299, e-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.

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.

Summer Let

House overlooking Thames, 5 minutes walk from city centre, available May–Sept. Fully equipped, 3 bedrooms (2 double, 1 single), 2 bathrooms, gas c.h., garden, garage. £1,100 p.c.m.,incl. all service charges except tel., calls. Tel.: 01865 250462.

Flats to Let

Self-contained 1-bedroom flat overlooking Port Meadow, with mod cons on top floor of old family house in pretty location in Upper Wolvercote. Convenient for university and Oxford city, with rural surroundings. Bedroom with en suiteshower/toilet; kitchen/dining/living room. Parking, cycling and/or bus ride 15 minutes to city centre. Suit academic/other professional. £725 p.c.m. excl. tel. Available late May 2003. References required. E-mail: wrldco@aol.com.

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.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: 4 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 now, first-floor flat: double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available end-June: 2 ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available July: second-floor flat, 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 between £115–£180 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.

Short stay and serviced apartments–luxury canal side apartments in a secure gated development. These 1-,2- and 3-bedroom suites can be taken for a short or extended stay with the option of a regular maid service. High specification interiors and private balconies make The Wharf House a home from home ideal for a short sabbatical or base to relocate from. For further information on availability please contact Finders Keepers on 01865 311011, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BP or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Accommodation Offered

Attic room with en suiteshower room in small Victorian house south of Summertown. South-facing view over quiet gardens, use of kitchen. £85 p.w. incl. of c.h., electricity and council tax. Suits single, quiet, non-smoking post grad./Dr/academic. Tel.: 01865 511500.

Oxford B & B. A home from home. £55 double, £40 single. Tel.: 01865 770 501. E-mail: open@europe.com.

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

Accommodation Sought

Visiting female academic from Turkey, coming to Oxford to research textile collections at Ashmolean Museum, seeks 1-bedroom flat for the period of Trinity Term (27 April--21 June). Husband and grown-up daughter will visit at different points throughout 2- month stay. Please contact emma.dick@ashmus.ox.ac.uk, or phone Oxford (2)78076.

Wanted–office space for long-established student-run business, supported by OU Careers Service. Required as soon as possible due to the closure of the OU Club. Deposits and references available. Contact Future Flyers, 8 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB. Tel.: 01865 281910.

House required from end May for long let in North Oxford area. Family (2 adults, 2 children, 2 cats) relinquishing current house to retiring landlord. References available. Please contact Harlows 01865 515701.

Visiting academic couple, with 2 children (ages 4 and 7), would like to rent furnished accommodation in central Oxford from approx. 20 Aug.,–20 Dec. Please contact Dr Peter Holbrook, School of English, University of Queensland, Australia. E-mail: P.Holbrook@mailbox.uq.edu.au. Fax: +61 7 3365 2799.

Visiting academic and family from University of Pittsburgh, USA, will be at Oxford University from 1 June–31 Aug. We are looking for a furnished 3-or4- bedroom house we could rent during that time. Please contact Lee Harrison at lharriso@edc.pitt.edu or tel.: 001 (412) 487 9516 (reverse charges).

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

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

Holiday Lets

French village house between Montpellier and Beziers in medieval village with all shops and facilities close to delightful town of Pezenas. Three double bedrooms, large sunny roof terrace; 25 minutes Mediterranean. For details contact Carla McKay 01869 340631 or e-mail: mckaycarla@hotmail.com.

Ireland: relax in the wild west. Cottage to let in County Mayo, 1 mile from sea; 2/3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms. £300 p.w., inclusive. E-mail: Cooke@globalnet.co.uk, or tel.: 01608811233.

Estoril Coast, Portugal: lovely, large, fully-furnished duplex; 3 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, with garden and barbecue. Sleeps 6. All mod cons; TV with Cable. Close to delightful beaches; 20/30 minutes by car to Lisbon and the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. £300–£450 p.w. Tel.: 01865 769328, e-mail: julian@jdgross.fsworld.co.uk.

Apulia: restored stone cottage at the heel of Italy (Lecce) on a hillside, 1 km away from the Ionian sea with a large sandy beach, an hour and thirty minutes away by car from Brindisi airport. Suitable for superb holidays from June to Sept., (excl. Aug.). Accommodation for 4–6 persons, fully furnished. For information e-mail: rosariolorenzo@libero.it, or adalorenzo@yahoo.it.

Tuscan Farmhouse, 16th-century: charming private country home, beautifully appointed, between Siena and Arezzo. Four bedrooms (sleeps 7); 2 sitting-rooms, piano, library. Private lake 5 minutes away. Riding and 13th-century spa nearby. E-mail: mellerma@brandeis.edu. Web site: www.ilvallone.com.

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 (2 double), sleeps up to 6. Unrestricted parking, garden. Available from 24 Apr. E-mail: doreen@mcbarnet.fsnet.co.uk.

Cornwall, near Sennen Cove: converted barn, sleeps 4/5. Comfortable, well-equipped, sea view, small garden. £155-£350 p.w., incl. of electricity and linen. Currently booked from 26 July–23 Aug. Visit www.hayloftcottage.co.uk, or tel.: 01865 557713.

Gardens of Cornwall B & B: if you are visiting the gardens of Cornwall this year why not stay at Colgare House B & B, strategically placed on the Lanhydrock Estate near Bodmin, surrounded by woodlands and pasture Colgare is a tranquil Victorian house offering 2 double and 2 single bedrooms for guests all of which have magnificent views to the south. From this central point, with access to the A30 and A38 it is only 20 minutes to The Eden Project and 35 minutes to the Lost Gardens of Heligan as well as either of Cornwall's North or South coasts. Well behaved dogs are welcome. B & B from £28–£35 per person per night. Phone Colgare House 01208 269 605. E-mail: colgarehouse@onetel.net.uk.

Corsica, Sardinia and Provence: we are a small family owned and run villa specialist offering excellent quality self-catering accommodation, and a selection of hotels in these 3 beautiful destinations. Excellent availability end of June and throughout the summer. Please see our Web site: www.voyagesilena.co.uk or tel.: 020 7924 4440.

Holiday house in Catalonia: well-appointed 4-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regencos (about 65 miles north-east of Barcelona, and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell; available July (1 week only), Aug., and Sept. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. The house, which sleeps 7, is on 2 floors, each of which forms a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom and lounge/dining area. The ground-floor has a large doube bedroom and a single, while the upper floor has a similar double bedroom and a twin-bedded room. Attractive room garden with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sun., and by private arrangement will cook delicious meals. Prices: £425 p.w., £800 per fortnight, £1,500 per 4 week period. Ring Dr Charles Mould 01451 860876 (fax: 01451 861691) or e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net for further particulars.

Unusually spacious Casa Colonica: exhilirating views over Assisi and mountains. spiritually revitalising; extensive gardens, elevation c. 2000 ft. Accommodation: 40 ft library/music room with Steinway grand; 2 double bedrooms; fully-equipped large kitchen; beautiful drawing-room and lounge. Car essential. From £400 p.w., deposit £100. Available June–Oct. Please ring Diana Eavis. Tel.: 00 39 075 813 793 or Clare Richardson 020 8991 1514, mobile 07768 891458, or e-mail: ctr@clarezone.co.uk.

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

Charming terrace house for short and long lets in conservation zone of unspoilt Southwold (Suffolk), seconds from the sea. Sleeps 4+. Marvellous area for walking, cycling (2 bicycles available), church-visiting, bird-watching and pub hopping. Tel.: 01865 513464 (eves.).

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

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

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

Deepest S.W. France: two spacious and beautifully converted farmhouse properties, each with pool and large gardens. Sleep 6 and 10 comfortably. Ring Marion on 01865 554122 or 00 33 5 63 24 08 78, or e-mail: marion@hidden-sw-france.com. Http://www.hidden-sw-france.com.

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

House for Sale

Lovely 1-bedroom period house, Lime Walk, Headington: living room; kitchen; conservatory; bedroom; bathroom (with bath and shower). Double glazed. Small secluded garden. Very well maintained. within a 1 mile radius of shops, Oxford Brookes University, and local hospitals. The vendors would like to move during Sept. Guide price: £149,950. Tel. Oxford 308188 (home), Oxford (2)70053 (work), e-mail: karen.akroyd@admin.ox.ac.uk or k.akroyd@tesco.net.

Three-bedroom house on quiet 1930's estate. Walking distance of Iffley Lock and of Cowley shops. Well-maintained and decorated. Lovely south-facing garden. Brick-built garage plus off-road parking. Asking price £215,000. Will accept reduction for quick sale. E-mail: judith.secker@admin.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 777015.

Savoie, France: by the beautiful Lac du Bourget, a 1982-built, 4-bedroom house with superb views of the lake and the Jura mountains, standing in 2,300 sq metres of lovely gardens. All modern conveniences. Double garage. Excellent condition. 320,000 Euros. Tel.: 00 33 479 52 29 51/Fax: 00 33 479 52 21 28, or e-mail: hancock@wanadoo.fr.



In association with Wadham College

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Wadham College. The combined college and university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £42,900 per annum.

The University and the college are seeking candidates with a proven record of scholarship and research in plant developmental biology and a track record of attracting research funding. The lecturership is established in the broad field of plant development, and will centre on the use of genetics and physiological approaches to understanding developmental mechanisms and their evolution in both model and non-model plant systems. Individuals with research interests in any relevant area are encouraged to apply. The appointee will be required to engage in research which will contribute to the department's research reputation; to teach, supervise, and examine undergraduate and graduate students; and to contribute to administration in college and department.

Further particulars are available from http://www.plants.ox.ac.uk, or from Professor C.J. Leaver, FRS, Department of Plant Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB (telephone: Oxford (2)75143), to whom applications (electronic copies are not acceptable), including a curriculum vitae, a list of principal publications, and the names and contact details of three referees (eight copies, except from candidates overseas, who need send only one), should be sent, for receipt not later than 25 April. There is no application form, and separate application is not required for the college post. Interviews will be held on a date to be determined. Those interviewed will be requested to give a brief overview of their research interests and teaching expertise.


University Lecturership in Evidence-based Social Work

In association with Wolfson College

The Department of Social Policy and Social Work is seeking to appoint a University Lecturer in Evidence-based Social Work from 1 September 2003, or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful applicant will join a team delivering a new one-year M.Sc. in Evidence-based Social Work.

Applications are invited from persons with an existing record of teaching and research in social or psychological interventions. The successful applicant will join the team responsible for providing high-quality research training in evidence-based approaches to social problems, to an international group of graduate students. He or she will also play a major part in the expanding research programme, and will be expected to contribute to the overall work of the department. The team has research interests and links in relation to mental health, parenting and childcare, family policy and family law. In the wider department there is strong research interest in social deprivation, poverty and disadvantage, demography, and population ageing (see the department's Web site at http://www.apsoc.ox.ac.uk).

The post will be associated with a non-tutorial fellowship in Wolfson College. The salary is according to age on a scale up to £42,900.

Applications with a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, and the names and addresses (preferably e-mail) of three referees, should be addressed to the Administrator, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Barnett House, 32 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2ER (e-mail: ann.goudge@socres.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 17 April.

Further particulars may be obtained from Helen Wills (e-mail: helen.wills@socres.ox.ac.uk) or by telephoning Oxford (2)70325, and will be on the department's Web site, http://www.apsoc.ox.ac.uk.

University Lecturerships in Social Policy

In association with Green College

The Department is seeking to appoint two University Lecturers in Social Policy from 1 September 2003 or as soon afterwards as possible. Applications are invited from persons with interests in any field of social policy. Successful applicants will join Professor Jane Lewis, Barnett Professor of Social Policy, and the social policy team, responsible for teaching both comparative social policy to international graduate students and the social policy option to PPE undergraduates. They will also play a major part in the expanding research programme, and will be expected to contribute to the overall work of the department.

The department's research (currently organised in four research centres) focuses on social deprivation, poverty and disadvantage, family policy and family law, health, parenting and childcare, demography and population ageing, with a collaborative programme of research on social policy in South Africa (see the department's Web site, http://www.apsoc.ox.ac.uk). The posts will be associated with non-tutorial fellowships in Green College. The salary is according to age on a scale up to £42,900.

Applications with covering letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, and names and addresses (preferably e-mail) of three referees, should be addressed to the Administrator, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, Barnett House, 32 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2ER, or sent by e-mail to Ann Goudge (e-mail: ann.goudge@socres.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 11 April. Further particulars may be obtained by e-mailing helen.wills@socres.ox.ac.uk or telephoning Oxford (2)70325, and will be on the department's Web site, http://www.apsoc.ox.ac.uk.


Departmental Lecturership in Jewish Studies

Applications are invited for this fixed-term two-year teaching position in Jewish Studies, commencing 1 October 2003. The principal duties of the post are to give lectures, classes, and tutorials in Jewish history in the Graeco-Roman period; to conduct research; to take part in the administrative work of the faculty; and to examine. The post is on salary grade A09, £18,265–£24,121.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, should be obtained from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from Ms Charlotte Vinnicombe, Administrator, Oriental Institute, Pusey Lane, Oxford OX1 2LE (telephone: Oxford (2)78210, fax: (2)78190, e-mail: charlotte.vinnicombe@orinst.ox.ac.uk

), to whom applications should be sent no later than Friday, 2 May. There is no application form.


A.G. Leventis Lecturership in Patristics

Applications are invited for this fixed-term appointment, of five years, starting 1 October 2003 or as soon as possible thereafter. Candidates should have teaching and research experience in the study of the Greek Fathers or in a related area. The post-holder will undertake teaching of Patristics to undergraduates studying theology. Duties will include lecturing, leading classes, and supervising research students. The post-holder will be based in the Theology Faculty Centre at 41 St Giles'.

The post will be on the departmental lecturers' scale, with salary in the range £18,265–£24,121 per annum.

Applications, including a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to Dr Karen Bell, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH, by 18 April. Further particulars may be found on the university Web site (http://www.ox.ac.uk/fp/), or the Theology Web site
(http://www.theology.ox.ac.uk). Applicants should give the names and addresses of three academic referees. Interviews are scheduled for late April/early May.


Stipendiary Lecturership in Modern European and World History

In association with the Faculty of Modern History

Balliol College invites applications for a one-year, fixed-term lecturer to teach nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and World History from 1 October 2003, to replace Dr Martin Conway, who will be on leave. The other Tutorial Fellows in Modern History at Balliol are: Dr Lesley Abrams (Early Medieval History), Dr Lyndal Roper (Early Modern History), and Dr Simon Skinner (Modern British History). The successful applicant will be required to undertake up to twelve hours per week of tutorial teaching for Balliol College and sixteen hours per year of lectures and classes for the Faculty of Modern History. Applicants should hold or be about to be awarded a doctoral degree.

For the Faculty of Modern History, the lecturer will be required to provide sixteen hours of lectures or classes during the year. Preference may be given to candidates who demonstrate an ability to provide lectures on European politics between the two world wars, or to teach Special Subject 22: France from the Popular Front to the Liberation, 1936–44.

For Balliol College, the lecturer will be required to provide up to twelve hours of tutorial teaching per week within the range of nineteenth- and twentieth-century European and World history. In particular, the lecturer will be expected to teach a range of the outline papers in modern European and World history, which include Society, Nation, and Empire 1815–1914, General History XI (1799– 1856), General History XII (1856–1914), General History XIII (1914–45), and General History XIV (1941–73). In addition, the lecturer will contribute to the college teaching of historiographical and methodology papers within the undergraduate syllabus. Further details of the university syllabus are available at http://www.history.ox.ac.uk.

The lecturer will also be expected to play a part in the normal pastoral and administrative duties associated with Modern History and its joint schools in the college, including the annual undergraduate admissions process and internal college examinations, but will not be expected to take on any administrative duties in the faculty.

The stipend payable is on the scale £18,265–£20,311, depending on qualifications and experience. The post is for the period 1 October 2003–30 September 2004, and the appointment is not renewable.

The lecturer will be entitled to a study room in college free of charge, to common table dinner during term, free lunches except when the college is closed, and to a small entertainment allowance. The post carries an entitlement to join the Universities Superannuation Scheme.

Applicants are asked to send eight copies of a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of two referees to the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ (telephone: Oxford (2)77758, e-mail: senior.tutor@balliol.ox.ac.uk). They should also submit a brief statement of research interests and teaching experience, indicating which of the listed papers they are able to teach. Candidates should ask referees to write directly to the Senior Tutor by the closing date.

The closing date for applications is 17 April and it is anticipated that interviews will take place on 13 May. Any queries should be addressed to the Senior Tutor's Secretary at Balliol, Ms Glynis Baleham (telephone: Oxford (2)77758, e-mail: glynis.baleham@balliol.ox.ac.uk).


Fixed-term Teaching Fellowship in English

Brasenose College proposes to elect a fixed-term Teaching Fellow in English for a single, fixed term of four years from 1 October 2003, or as soon as possible thereafter. The person appointed will be required to teach both the Shakespeare and Renaissance papers in the Oxford English syllabus together with either medieval or seventeenth- and eighteenth-century literature. The salary scale will be in the range £20,311–£26,270, plus additional benefits and allowances.

Applications should be sent to the Senior Tutor, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ, with details of career and publications, not later than Monday, 7 April. Applicants should ask three referees to send confidential references direct to the Senior Tutor by the same date. Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)77823, fax: (2)77822, e-mail: college.office@bnc.ox.ac.uk).

Brasenose College is an exempt charity dedicated to the advancement of learning and is an equal opportunities employer.


Lecturership in Law

Corpus Christi College proposes to appoint a lecturer in Law for the academic years 2003–5, during the tenure of a British Academy Research Readership by Dr L. Zedner. The lecturer will be required to teach core papers for the undergraduate Law degree, for nine hours weekly.

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

Further particulars and application forms can be obtained from the College Secretary, Corpus Christi College, Oxford OX1 4JF (telephone: Oxford (2)76737, e-mail: college.office@ccc.ox.ac.uk), or from the college's Web site, http://www.ccc.ox.ac.uk. Applications, together with the names of three referees, should be sent to the College Secretary by 2 May. It is the candidate's responsibility to ask their referees to send references direct to the College Secretary, to be received by that date.

Corpus Christi College is an equal opportunities employer.


Monsanto Senior Research Fellowship

Exeter College proposes to elect to a Fellowship in Molecular or Cellular Biology, Biochemistry, or Physiology, to be held from 1 October 2003. The fellowship is tenable for three years in the first instance, and is renewable for a further period of two years only.

It is expected that the applicant will have significant postdoctoral experience, and be engaged in independent research. The fellow will be required to undertake research in a relevant department of the University.

The annual stipend will be on a scale within the range £18,265–£27,339. Further particulars may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Exeter College, Oxford OX1 3DP (telephone: Oxford (2)79660, fax: (2)79630, e-mail: academic.administrator@ exeter.ox.ac.uk), also from http://www.exeter.ox.ac.uk.

Applications must be received by 2 May.


E.P. Abraham Research Fellowship

With the support of the Trustees of the E.P. Abraham Research Fund, Green College is proposing to appoint an E.P. Abraham Research Fellow for a maximum of three years with effect from Michaelmas Term 2003. The fellowship is open to graduates of any university who are undertaking relevant research in the University in the fields of biological, medical, or chemical science, and who do not have another college attachment.

The research fellowship is non-stipendiary and is expected to be held in conjunction with a research appointment. It provides access to all college facilities, dining rights, and an academic expenses allowance of £250 per annum.

An application form and notes for applicants are available from the Warden's Secretary (telephone: Oxford (2)74775, e-mail: jan.dean@green.ox.ac.uk). Forms should be returned with four copies of a full curriculum vitae to the Warden, Green College, Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HG, not later than Tuesday, 6 May. Selection will take place as soon as possible thereafter.


Three-year Lecturership in Physical Geography

Three-year Lecturership in Human Geography

Jesus College invites applications for two three-hour stipendiary lecturerships in Geography for three years from 1 October 2003. One lecturership will be in Physical and the other in Human Geography. Each lecturer will be expected to teach for Jesus College on an average over the year of three hours per week in Full Term. They will teach undergraduates reading Geography in the Honour School of Geography and may be required to mark college examinations (Collections), and to play a part in the annual admissions exercise for Geography in December.

The college's requirements are as follows:

Lecturership in Physical Geography: to teach the physical geographical components of the core papers to first-, second-, and final-year students. The person appointed will be expected to cover a good range of topics in physical geography including subjects such as climatology, GIS, geomorphology, hydrology, and quantitative techniques. The person appointed will also be expected to supervise undergraduate dissertations.

Lecturership in Human Geography: to teach human geographical components of the core papers to first-, second-, and final-year students; to cover a good range of topics in human geography including settlement, population, cultural landscapes, maps, topics on the philosophy, nature, and practice of geography, and authors such as Malthus and Engels. The person appointed will also be expected to supervise undergraduate dissertations.

Stipend: The salary package is in the region of £4,700 per annum.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Tutor, Jesus College (telephone: Oxford (2)79720, e-mail: dprice@jesus.ox.ac.uk), or may be accessed via the college's Web site, http://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk.

Applications, with a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should reach the Senior Tutor, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW, not later than Friday, 11 April. Referees should be asked to write directly to the Senior Tutor by the same date. Applicants are also requested to inform their referees that, under the 1998 Data Protection Act, the references they provide will be regarded as disclosable to the subject of the reference unless marked `strictly confidential'. This instruction must appear on the letter of reference itself and not just on the envelope in which the letter is contained. Applications should not be made by e-mail. Short-listed candidates will receive one week's notice of interview which will be held in the week beginning Monday, 12 May.


Lecturership in Modern History

Applications are invited for a nine-hour Lecturership in Modern History from 1 October 2003 for the academic year 2003–4, with the possibility of renewal for a further year. The stipend will be in the range £12,935–£14,459, subject to review on 1 August 2003. The lecturer will be primarily responsible for teaching history in the early modern period at undergraduate level. The appointment is open to men and women.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, St Anne's College, Oxford OX2 6HS (telephone: Oxford (2)74825, e-mail: heather.law@st-annes.ox.ac.uk), or can be found on the Web at http://www.stannes.ox.ac.uk/. The closing date for applications is 25 April.

St Anne's College is an equal opportunities employer.


William R. Miller Junior Research Fellowship in Biological Sciences

St Edmund Hall proposes to elect to a W.R. Miller Junior Research Fellowship in the field of the Molecular Aspects of Biology for three years from 1 October 2003. The fellowship includes dining rights and will be stipendiary, but the stipend will be reduced by the amount of any other stipend received from another source. The college will not normally elect someone who has previously held a similar appointment. On this occasion the college will not consider candidates who have completed more than four years' full-time research by 1 October 2003.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Principal, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR, and applications should reach him no later than Friday, 11 April.

St Edmund Hall is an equal opportunities employer and a charity which exists to promote excellence in education and research.


Katherine and Leonard Woolley Junior Research Fellowship in the field of archaeology relating to the Near or Middle East, the Mediterranean generally, or the Far East

Somerville College invites applications for this fellowship.

The post will be tenable for three years from October 2003, and the annual stipend will be in the region of £13,000 per annum (subject to annual review), with free board and residence in college. The holder will also be eligible to join the University's Superannuation Scheme. Candidates will be expected to have completed or to be close to completing a doctorate.

Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70619, e-mail: secretariat@somerville.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 25 April.

Mary Somerville Junior Research Fellowship in the field of Philosophy

Somerville College invites applications for a Mary Somerville Junior Research Fellowship in the field of Philosophy.

The post will be tenable for three years from October 2003, and the annual stipend will be in the region of £13,000 per annum (subject to annual review), with free board and residence in college. The holder will also be eligible to join the University's Superannuation Scheme. Candidates will be expected to have completed or to be close to completing a doctorate.

Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70619, e-mail: secretariat@somerville.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Friday, 25 April.

Mary Ewart Junior Research Fellowship in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, or Engineering

Somerville College invites applications for a Mary Ewart Junior Research Fellowship in Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, or Engineering. Each post is tenable for three years from October 2003. The annual stipend will be in the region of £13,000 per annum (subject to annual review), with free board and residence in college. The holder will also be eligible to join the University's Superannuation Scheme. Candidates will be expected to have completed or to be close to completing a doctorate.

Further particulars for each post may be obtained from the College Secretary, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)70619, e-mail: secretariat@ somerville.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 25 April.

Appointment of Deputy Head Porter

Somerville College wishes to appoint a Deputy Head Porter to assist with the management of the Lodge and to ensure that the college offers an efficient reception and security service to its members and visitors. The successful candidate will be required to assist with the introduction of a new computerised access control system and to assume responsibility for its day-to-day operation. Previous experience of using databases and e-mail would be an advantage. Salary in range £15,919–£16,872. Hours of work 37.5 hours per week, Monday–Friday.

The college offers excellent terms and conditions including contributory pension, free life assurance, access to private healthcare scheme, generous holiday entitlement, free lunches, and the opportunity to work within a friendly and interesting environment. Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the Personnel Department, Somerville College, Oxford OX2 6HD (telephone: Oxford (2)80638, e-mail: recruitment@somerville.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is Friday, 11 April.

Somerville College is committed to achieving equal opportunities.


Al-Bukhari Fellowship in the History of Islam in South-east Asia

Applications are invited for this newly established post which could also hold the position of Islamic Centre Lecturer in the Faculty of Modern History. Candidates should have university teaching experience and an active research interest in the history of Islam in South-east Asia.

The successful candidate would have the ability to attract and supervise graduate students and would have an obligation to give up to sixteen lectures or classes a year and undertake undergraduate tuition for the faculty. Knowledge of those languages required for the study of Islam in the region would be an advantage.

It is intended that the fellowship would be held from October 2003, initially for a five-year period. The stipend would be £21,503–£29,709, depending on qualifications and experience.

Applications, with a curriculum vitae and list of publications, should be sent not later than 7 May to the Director, Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford OX1 2AR. Applicants should arrange for three referees to write directly to the Director by the same date.


College Lectureship in Spanish

Girton College seeks to appoint a College Lecturer and Director of Studies in Spanish from 1 October 2003 for a fixed term of five years. The appointment will be in association with Clare College and the post-holder will be elected into a fellowship at Girton. The lecturer will be required to teach in small group supervisions for twelve hours a week during academic terms, and to play a full part in the administrative aspects of college teaching in Modern and Medieval Languages.

The appointment will be for five years in the first instance, and the stipend will be on the scale £18,265–£29,621, depending on age, qualifications, and experience. The stipend will be pensionable under USS.

Application forms and further details may be obtained from the Mistress's Secretary, Girton College, Cambridge CB3 0JG (telephone: 01223 338951, fax: 01223 337021, e-mail: ff204@cam.ac.uk), or from http://www.girton.cam.ac.uk. Applicants are also required to include a statement of 500–1,000 words summarising their research interests. The closing date for applications is 16 April.

The colleges are equal opportunities employers.


Joint Teaching Appointment in Pure Mathematics

Applications are invited for appointment from 1 October 2003 (or as soon as possible thereafter) to a teaching appointment in Pure Mathematics at Girton and Pembroke Colleges. The successful applicant will hold lectureships at both colleges and an Official Fellowship at Girton College. He or she will be required to supervise eight hours per week for Girton and four hours per week for Pembroke. The appointment will be for five years in the first instance, and the stipend will be on the scale £18,265–£29,621, depending on age, qualifications, and experience. If the successful applicant holds a university position, the teaching hours and salary will be adjusted appropriately.

Application forms and further details may be obtained from the Mistress's Secretary, Girton College, Cambridge CB3 0JG (telephone: 01223 338951, fax: 01223 337021, e-mail: ff204@cam.ac.uk), or from http://www.girton.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 16 April.

The colleges are equal opportunities employers.


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

Friday 28 March

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Camille Pissarro', 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.)

Tuesday 1 April

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

Wednesday 2 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Some archaeological treasures', 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 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Career review and planning for contract research staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

Friday 4 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The colour blue', 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.)

GODFREY HOWARD and BARBARA BRAY: `A literay life in Paris' (literary evening: the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival), Maison Française, 5.45 p.m. (tickets £6, concessions £4.50, from the Oxford Playhouse, tel. 305305, or at the door).

Tuesday 8 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection for all staff' (day 1), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Panel painting in early Renaissance Florence', 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 April

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

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

Thursday 10 April

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

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

Friday 11 April

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

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

Tuesday 15 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Nineteenth-century French painting', 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 16 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM introductory gallery talk: `Oriental metalwork', 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 17 April

PITT RIVERS MUSEUM closed (reopens 21 April).

SELCUK GURISIK: `Indigenous arts and crafts of Anatolia' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road, 5.45 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

Friday 18 April

BODLEIAN LIBRARY closed (reopens 22 April; for full details, see notice above).

TAYLOR INSTITUTION library closed (reopens 22 April).

Saturday 19 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM closed (reopens 21 April).

Tuesday 22 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Shakespeare's world', 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 23 April

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

PROFESSOR R. DARNTON: `The science of piracy: a crucial ingredient in eighteenth-century publishing' (lecture), Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 4.30 p.m. (official opening of the St John's Research Centre; open to all members of the University).

Thursday 24 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Opendoor: advanced skills', 9.30 a.m., and `Designing lectures for learning', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

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

Friday 25 April

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `The human face', 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.)

CONFERENCE: `Muslims in Europe post-9/11' (conference arranged jointly by St Antony's and Princeton University), St Antony's, 25 and 26 April (attendance restricted to members of the University: those interested should apply in person or by e-mail to antonians@sant.ox.ac.uk).

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Sunday 27 April


Tuesday 29 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Contract research staff—briefings for research supervisors', 12.30 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Venetian painting', 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.)

D. RYAN: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism at the periphery: from Central America to 9/11' (seminar series: `Americanisation and anti-Americanism: global views of the USA'), Rothermere American Institute, 2.30 p.m.

Wednesday 30 April

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection for occasional recruiters', 9.30 a.m.; `Recruitment and selection for those involved in academic appointments', 2 p.m.; `Introductory statistical modelling for research—introduction to modelling', 3 p.m. (see information above).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk in series `The Curator and the Collection': ` "The Dress of an Oriental Gentleman": Edward Lane in Egypt' (Dr R. Barnes), 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.)