Oxford University Gazette: 27 November 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4678: 27 November 2003

Note: due to the requirements of the Data Protection Act, some elements of the printed Gazette are not reproduced in the Web Gazette.

The following supplement was published with this Gazette:

  • The Chancellor's Honorary Degree Ceremony (21 November 2003)

EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND STANDARDS COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL

Changes in Regulations

The Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 12 December 2003.

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 813, after 1. 37 insert new cl. 6 as follows and renumber the present cl. 6 as 7:

`6. A candidate whose first application for transfer to D.Phil. status is not approved shall be permitted to make one further application, following the procedures laid down in cll. 1--4 above, and shall be granted an extension of time for one term if this is necessary for the purposes of making the application.'

2 Ibid., p. 814, after 1.33, insert new cl. 4 as follows and renumber the present cll. 4 and 5 as 5 and 6 respectively:

`4. A candidate whose first application for confirmation of his or her status is not approved shall be permitted to make one further application following the procedures laid down in this section normally within one term of the original application, and shall be granted an extension of time for one term if this is necessary for the purposes of making the application'.

3 Ibid., 1. 39, after `a candidate's' insert `second'.

[These changes enable candidates to make one further application for transfer to D.Phil. status if their first application is not approved and make practical arrangements for that second application.]


THE PROCTORS

Change in Regulations

In exercise of their powers under Sect. 20 of Statute IX, the Proctors have made the following change in regulations, to come into effect on 12 December 2003.

In Proctors' Regulations 2 of 2003 (Gazette, pp. 238–9), insert new cl. 11 as follows:

`11. During every written paper, each candidate shall display his or her University Card face up on the desk at which he or she is writing.'

[This regulation is designed to enable invigilators to verify the identity of candidates in each examination room.]


CONGREGATION 21 November 2003

Honorary Degrees

For details of honorary degrees conferred, see Gazette of 23 October.

¶ The texts of the speeches made by the Public Orator in introducing the recipients of Honorary Degrees are published as Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4677.


COUNCIL OF THE UNIVERSITY

Register of Congregation

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

Beard, R.J., BA, St Edmund Hall

Belton, A.C.R., D.Phil., Lady Margaret Hall

Dancer, A.S., BA, D.Phil., Jesus

Fronius, J.H.C., BA, D.Phil., Keble

Galland, R.B., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Holmes, D.C., MA, M.St., D.Phil., New College

Johnson, R.D., Magdalen

Marshall, S.P., M.Math., D.Phil., Wadham

Roberts, J., M.St., D.Phil., Corpus Christi

Russ, A.P., Magdalen

Shepherd, W., The Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Swan, M.C., Trinity


BOARDS OF FACULTIES

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

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

  • * Note on procedures in Congregation
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies

GENERAL NOTICES

STATUTES APPROVED BY HER MAJESTY IN COUNCIL

Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 13 November 2003 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the Statutes (i) extending the subject area and increasing the number of the J.P. Morgan Prizes, printed in Gazette, Vol. 133, p. 473 (approved by Congregation, p. 515); (ii) amending the arrangements for management of the Griffith Institute, printed in Gazette, Vol. 133, p. 905 (approved by Congregation, p. 948); and (iii) revising the arrangements for the governance of the Botanic Garden, printed in Gazette, Vol. 133, p. 985 (approved by Congregation, p. 1012).


UNIVERSITY GAZETTE

Publication arrangements

The remaining Gazettes of this term will be published on 4, 11, and 18 December. Publication for Hilary Term will begin on 15 January. The usual deadlines will apply: 12 noon on Wednesday of the week prior to publication for classified advertisements; 12 noon on Thursday of the week prior to publication for all official notices.


LANGUAGE CENTRE

French, Italian, and Spanish: `catch-up'---`brush-up' courses in Week 9 (8--12 December)

The Language Centre is offering a series of sixteen-hour intensive courses in French, Italian, and Spanish in Week 9 for those still on waiting lists and for those who wish to refresh their language skills. Details of times and levels are now available. For application details please consult the Language Centre Web site: www.lang.ox.ac.uk or the Information Officer.

French Beginners: Tuesday--Friday, 9 a.m.--1 p.m.

French Lower Intermediate: Monday--Friday, 2--5.15 p.m.

Italian Beginners: Monday--Friday, 9 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

Spanish Beginners: Monday--Friday, 9 a.m.--12.15 p.m.

Spanish Lower Intermediate: Monday--Friday, 2--5.15 p.m.

Course fee: £35 students, £45 staff, £75 non-members of the University.

Note: for most courses participants will be expected to purchase the textbook currently in use.

Further details of all courses, including the English for Academic Studies programme in Week 9, and other Language Centre activities may be obtained from Angela Pinkney, Information Officer, at the Language Centre, 12 Woodstock Road, Oxford OX2 6HT (telephone: Oxford (2)83360, e-mail: admin@lang.ox.ac.uk, Web pages: http://www.lang.ox.ac.uk).


APPOINTMENT

APPOINTMENT OF ACTING HEAD OF THE RESEARCH LABORATORY FOR ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE HISTORY OF ART

The Life and Environmental Sciences Board has appointed professor robert e.m. hedges, ma, d.phil., Fellow of St Cross College and University Lecturer in Archaeological Science, as Acting Head of the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art for Hilary Term 2004 vice Professor M.S. Tite, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Archaeological Science and Fellow of Linacre College.


ELECTORAL BOARDS

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

Professorship of Society and the Internet

                                                          Appointed by

The Provost of Queen's                                    Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Principal of Mansfield                                ex officio
Dr D. Gambetta                                            Council
Professor A. Heath                                        Council
Professor J. Furlong                                      Social Sciences Board
Professor P. Rose                                         OII Management Committee
Professor I. Miles                                        OII Management Committee
Professor W. Dutton                                       OII Management Committee
Professor M.S. Freeden                                    Mansfield College

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

Professorship of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire

                                                          Appointed by

The Warden of Keble                                       Mr Vice-Chancellor[1]
The Warden of All Souls                                   ex officio
Professor Dr M. Bergmann                                  Council
Professor R. Ling                                         Council
Professor A.K. Bowman                                     Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                                          Humanities Board
Professor R.R.R. Smith                                    Humanities Board
Dr S. Walker                                              Humanities Board
Dr C. Gosden                                              Life and Environmental
                                                             Sciences Board
Dr J.M. Adams                                             All Souls College 

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

INAUGURAL LECTURE

Chichele Professor of the History of War

PROFESSOR HEW STRACHAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 December, in the Examination Schools.

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


MATHEMATICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES

Department of Earth Sciences

DR J. ANDREWS, East Anglia, will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 1 December, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Earth Sciences.

Subject: `Building microbial bioherms in the Pleistocene Gulf of Corinth.'


Biophysical Chemistry Seminar Series: cancellation

The seminar due to have been given on Thursday, 4 December, by Professor Carol Robinson, Department of Chemistry, Cambridge, has been postponed to Hilary Term.


MEDICAL SCIENCES

Wellcome Integrative Physiology Initiative on Ion Channels

PROFESSOR J. PUTNEY, Laboratory of Signal Transduction, NIEHS, USA, will lecture at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, 9 December, in the Lecture Theatre, the Department of Pharmacology.

Convener: Professor D.B. Satelle.

Subject: `Modes of regulation of TRPC3 channels.'


ORIENTAL STUDIES

MALACHI BEIT-ARIE, Ludwig Jesselson Professor of Codicology and Palaeography, the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 December, in Lecture Room 1, the Oriental Institute.

Subject: `SfarData—the Codiological Database of the Dated Medieval Hebrew Codices and its contribution to manuscript typology, localising and dating, and textual criticism.'


SOCIAL SCIENCES

Centre for Political Ideologies: guest lecture

PROFESSOR M. BEVIR, Berkeley, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Friday, 5 December, in Seminar Room B, the Department of Politics and International Relations.

Subject: `Ideology and technique: the case of New Labour.'


CENTRE FOR SOCIO-LEGAL STUDIES

Islamic law and human rights: an ethnographic approach

The Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, in association with Research Analysts, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, and the Institute for the Transregional Study of the Contemporary Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia, Princeton University, will hold a conference on this subject on 5 and 6 December in Wolfson College.

The conference will bring together a number of international scholars working on issues relating to Islamic law (Shari'a, fiqh, state law) and touching upon human rights concerns. Some focus on places which have typically been seen as Islamic heartlands (Arab states, Iran), others on regions which, despite their numerical strength, have been viewed as peripheral (India, Indonesia, Bosnia), still others on diasporas (France, the UK). All share an ethnographic approach, examining the ways in which practices or texts are used, interpreted and lived by Muslims.

Speakers: Fariba Adelkhah, John Bowen, Fikret Karcic, John Kelsay, Werner Menski, Ziba Mir Husseini, Christian Moe, Martha Mundy, Lawrence Rosen, and Mohammad Talib.

Further information and details of the registration procedure may be obtained from the Administrator, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD (telephone: Oxford (2)84220, e-mail: tania.boyt@csls.ox.ac.uk).


Public Interest Law Programme

The following seminars will be held on Thursdays. Enquiries should be directed to the Centre (telephone: Oxford (2)84220, e-mail: admin@csls.ox.ac.uk).

CLIVE STAFFORD SMITH, British lawyer practising in the US
27 Nov., 5.15 p.m., Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's: `The death penalty and the obligations of the US under international law.'

GEOFFREY BINDMAN, human rights lawyer
11 Dec., 5 p.m., Senior Common Room, Law Faculty, St Cross Building: `The International Criminal Court: the evolving story.'


SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE

REX WINSBURY will lecture at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 13 December, in the Museum of the History of Science. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

Subject: `Chariots and technology: equipment, techniques, and manoeuvres of the Byzantine hippodrome.'

NEWTON ABRAHAM STUDENTSHIP IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2004

Applications are invited for two awards for postgraduate study in Biological Science tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2004.

Candidates wishing to apply must normally have been accepted for admission for postgraduate study in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Plant Sciences, or Zoology. It is a condition of the award that the studentships be held at Lincoln College. The maintenance grant is, at present, of the same value as those offered by the MRC (£10,000 in 2003--4). For 2004-- 5 it is expected to be £10,500 per annum (to be confirmed in summer 2004) in line with government recommendations on the national minimum stipend for graduate students.

The studentship will pay all college and university fees at the rates for `home' or for overseas students. It also provides the sum of £1,400 per annum towards incidental research costs. The studentships are tenable for three years.

Applications must be submitted to the departments by Monday, 16 February. Further details and application forms are available from Mrs Judith Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB (telephone: Oxford (2)82464, e-mail: judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk). of this section


CHRISTOPHER WELCH SCHOLARSHIP IN BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 2004

Applications are invited for one scholarship for postgraduate research in Biology, tenable at the University from the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2004.

The scholarship, at present, offers a maintenance grant of £12,000, but this will be kept under review. It will include payment of fees at the rate for `home' students. It is tenable for two years but may be extended for a third year.

The Board of Management has the power to suspend a scholarship held by a medical student for a period of not more than three years, or in special cases four years, in order to enable the holder to devote himself/herself to clinical training without forfeiting his/her scholarship. Candidates wishing to apply for an award must have been accepted for admission for postgraduate study, normally in one of the following departments: Biochemistry, Experimental Psychology, Human Anatomy and Genetics, the Dunn School of Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Plant Sciences, Zoology, or by one of the Clinical School Departments. No person may be awarded a scholarship a second time.

Each of the departments named above can submit up to two candidates for consideration by the Board of Management, and the Regius Professor of Medicine can submit two candidates on behalf of the Clinical Medicine Departments.

Applications must be submitted to the departments by those hoping to work in the Clinical School by Monday, 19 January , and, by those hoping to work in other departments by Monday, 16 February.

Applicants who have been accepted for postgraduate study in Biology by departments not listed here should send their applications direct to the Secretary, the Christopher Welch Fund, at the address given below, by Monday, 16 February. Their forms should be countersigned by the head of the department in which they hope to work.

Application forms and further particulars are available from Mrs Judith Brown, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB (e-mail: judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk). of this section


DENYER AND JOHNSON TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP 2004

Applications are invited for the Travelling Fellowship supported by the Denyer and Johnson Fund, which is offered from time to time for the encouragement of the study of Theology. Travelling Fellows unless specially exempted are required to spend at least three months in study abroad. Candidates must be members of the University who on the first day of October 2003 were under forty years of age, and either (a) have qualified by examination for any degree of the University, or (b) are members of Congregation. The Travelling Fellowship may not be awarded to the same person more than twice.

The value of the fellowship will be £3,000 or such other sum, either less than or in excess of this amount, as may be determined by the Board of the Faculty of Theology in relation both to the fellow's other emoluments and to the travelling and subsistence expenses which the fellow expects to incur.

Candidates should apply in writing to the Mrs E.A. Macallister, Administrative Assistant to the Secretary to the Board of the Faculty of Theology, Humanities Division, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU, and should (a) state the nature of their qualifications as candidates, i.e. by age and by Oxford degrees held or as members of Congregation; (b) give a brief summary of their academic record; (c) state the course of study they would pursue if elected, giving an estimate of expenses which would be incurred, and details of any other assistance expected to be received; (d) submit the names of not more than two referees. Applications should be marked `Denyer and Johnson Travelling Fellowship' and must be received not later than 1 February. of this section


RESIDENTIAL AWARDS FOR RESEARCH IN THE HUMANITIES: BRITISH SCHOOL AT ROME (BSR)

The BSR offers residential awards in the humanities in order to promote research on Rome and Italy from prehistory to the present. All residencies include accommodation and full board at the BSR. Further details and application forms are available from the BSR London Office at the British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH (telephone: 020-7969 5202, fax: 020-7969 5401, e-mail: bsr@britac.ac.uk, Web site: http://www.bsr.ac.uk/).

Scholars pursuing research on the art, architecture, archaeology, history, and culture of Italy of any period may apply to stay at the BSR at their own cost. Those interested should complete a visiting scholars' request form. The form and information on costs are available at http://www.bsr.ac.uk/.

Balsdon Fellowship 2004--5

  • For research on the archaeology, art history, history and literature of Italy, from prehistory to the modern period.
  • Open to established scholars normally in post in a UK university.
  • Three-month residency, including accommodation and full-board plus research and travel grant of £650.
  • In addition to pursuing personal research, the fellow is expected to take an interest in the work of other award-holders at the School, particularly those in fields close to their own. They will be requested to give a public lecture.

Hugh Last Fellowship 2004--5

  • For research on classical antiquity (excluding archaeological fieldwork and work on Roman Britain).
  • Open to established scholars normally in post in a UK university.
  • Three-month residency, including accommodation and full-board
  • Research grant: £150 per month plus £180 travel allowance.
  • In addition to pursuing personal research, the fellow is expected to take an interest in the work of other award-holders at the School, particularly those in fields close to their own. They will be requested to give a public lecture.

Paul Mellon Centre Rome Fellowship 2004--5

  • The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art offers a four-month Fellowship in Rome to scholars working on Grand Tour subjects or in the field of Anglo-Italian artistic and cultural relations.
  • The fellowship includes full board at the School. For independent scholars, the fellowship also provides a stipend of £6,000 plus travel to and from Rome. For scholars in full-time University employment, the fellowship offers an honorarium of £2,000, travel to and from Rome, and a sum of £6,000 towards replacement teaching costs for a term at the fellow's home institution.
  • Deadline for applications: 15 January.
  • For further information contact: the Grants Administrator, the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, 16 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3JA (e-mail: info@paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk, Web: http://www.paul-mellon-centre.ac.uk/support/PDFs/4rome.pdf).

Rome Awards 2004--5

  • For research on the archaeology, art history, history, and literature of Italy, from prehistory to the modern period.
  • Applicants will normally have begun a programme of research in the general field for which the award is being sought, whether or not registered for a higher degree. The awards are not normally suitable for people in established posts.
  • For an extended period of study in Italy, up to four months (applications are accepted in blocks of whole months only), including accommodation and full board.
  • Research grant: £150 per month plus £180 travel allowance.
  • Applicants should seek support from the AHRB and/or British Academy (or equivalent) and from their own university or college before applying to the BSR.

Rome Fellowships 2004--5

  • For research on the archaeology, art history, history, and literature of Italy, from prehistory to the modern period.
  • Applicants for Rome Fellowships and Rome Scholarships are considered in a single competition. Separate applications are not required.
  • Fellowships will be awarded to successful applicants who have been awarded their doctorate prior to taking up the award. The fellowships are intended to launch a major piece of postdoctoral research.
  • Nine-month residency, including accommodation and full board.
  • Research and travel grant: £475 per month.

Rome Scholarships 2004–5

  • For research on the archaeology, art history, history, and literature of Italy, from prehistory to the modern period.
  • Applicants for Rome Fellowships and Rome Scholarships are considered in a single competition. Separate applications are not required.
  • Scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants at pre-doctoral level, who have begun a programme of research in the general field for which the scholarhsip is being sought, whether or not registered for a higher degree.
  • Nine-month residency, including accommodation and full board.
  • Research and travel grant: £444 per month. (Holders of an AHRB studentship or similar award receive £100 in total.)

Tim Potter Memorial Award 2004--5

  • These awards are intended to promote the study of Italian archaeological material by those of high academic potential who have had limited previous opportunity to visit Italy.
  • Applicants must have graduated prior to taking up the award, but need not be registered for postgraduate study. Applications are also invited from those working in museums who could benefit from studying comparable Italian archaeological material.
  • Two- to four-month residency, including accommodation and full board.
  • Research grant: £150 per month plus £500 travel allowance.

PHILIP GEDDES MEMORIAL PRIZES 2004

The Philip Geddes and Clive Taylor prizes are awarded each year for outstanding work in student journalism. The maximum value of both prizes is £1,000. The Clive Taylor prize is awarded for sports journalism. There is also a St Edmund Hall Prize for which the maximum value is £500.

Entries for the Geddes and Taylor prizes are invited from members of the University who will, at the end of Trinity Term 2004, have completed their second year, and who have involved themselves in journalism, including radio, television, or photography, in the University and elsewhere. Any student of St Edmund Hall who has fulfilled the same conditions is free to apply for the Geddes or Taylor prize and the St Edmund Hall prize. Candidates are asked to submit four copies of the following: (a) examples of a minimum of three and a maximum of six pieces of journalistic work completed during their period at the University, and (b) an outline of a specific journalistic project upon which the candidate proposes to spend the award. The Prize will be judged by two practising journalists, one fellow of St Edmund Hall and one other senior member of the University. Candidates should ask their tutor to write separately to Professor Richard Crampton at St Edmund Hall, certifying that the candidate's journalism has not interfered with his or her academic work.

The Geddes awards are made on the condition that successful candidates later submit a report or project which demonstrates the use to which the prize-money was put. This report or project may then be added to the candidate's portfolio when applying for jobs in the media. Entries should reach Professor Richard Crampton at St Edmund Hall by midday on Wednesday, 11 February. It is hoped that interviews will take place on the morning of Wednesday, 18 February. Candidates should therefore keep that time free; as some interviews have to come from outside Oxford alternative times cannot be arranged. Envelopes should be clearly marked `The Philip Geddes Awards'. Sports entries should also include the word `Sport'.

FACULTY BOARD BY-ELECTION 20 November 2003

English Language and Literature

(Official member)

Resigning member: Professor P.H. Strohm

Term of office: Michaelmas Term 2003 for one year

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


CHANGES IN REGULATIONS

With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and of the Humanities Board, the following change in regulations made by the Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages will come into effect on 12 December 2003.

Board of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages

Honour School of Modern Languages

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 1007, delete ll. 30–1 and renumber existing cll. (2)–(8) as (1)–(7).

OBITUARIES

Keble College

RONALD GRIMSLEY, August 2003; 1937. Aged 87.

DAVID HICKS, 9 September 2003; 1949. Aged 74.

DEREK HENRY MELLOR, 17 February 2003; 1948. Aged 73.

KENNETH EWART PRIESTLEY, 27 August 2003; 1930. Aged 91.

St Anne's College

MISS BETTY CHAPPLE, 21 July 2003; member of St Anne's Society 1945–9. Aged 79.

MRS JOYCE HILARY LIPMAN COHEN (née Froomberg), 5 November 2003; Home Student 1940–2, member of St Anne's Society 1942–9. Aged 81.

DR NINA AMY MEYER (née Cohen), 2002; member of St Anne's Society 1942–9.

MRS MARY VICTORIA MOSS (née Stirling), 1 July 2003; commoner 1953–6. Aged 69.

MRS ELIZABETH MARY ANN PIAT (née Rogers), 13 January 2001; member of St Anne's Society 1949–52. Aged 69.

MRS NANNY QUEVAL (née Kenyon), September 2003; member of St Anne's Society 1944–7.


COMMEMORATION

All Souls College

A Commemoration of PROFESSOR SIR BERNARD ARTHUR OWEN WILLIAMS, MA, FBA, will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Saturday, 17 January, in the Codrington Library, All Souls College.

Entrance will be via the Great Gate in Radcliffe Square.

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St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Oxford Authors: 4 Dec., An Alternative Oxford, Philip Pullman. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: http://www.st-giles- church.org.


Emmaus Oxford

Helping the homeless to help themselves: second user home and office furniture at very reasonable prices. Free delivery. Tel.: 01865 402073. E-mail: emmausoxon@netscape.net. Registered charity no: 1066618.


Summer Fields School

The Maclaren Trust Scholarship: a scholarship, up to full fees, is awarded to a boy of outstanding ability between the ages of 8 and 11 who, without this financial support, would not be able to come to Summer Fields. For an application form please write to or telephone: The Headmaster, Summer Fields, Oxford OX2 7EN. Tel.: 01865 454433. E-mail: hmsec@summerfields.org.uk


Oxford University Newcomers' Club

Thursday, 4 Dec., 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre: Piano recital by Marios Papadopoulos. Schubert, Drei Klavierstucke; Beethoven, Sonata in A major, Op. 101; Chopin, Four Scherzi. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com, Box Office 01865 305305.
The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture; Bruch Violin Concerto No 1 (soloist Stuart Baran), and Brahms Symphony No.3. Conductor Nicholas Mumby. Wed., 3 Dec., 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £12/£10, £5 available from the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.


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Short stay and serviced apartments—luxury canalside 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, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BP. Tel.: Oxford 311011, or visit our Web site www.finders.co.uk.
Central Oxford: newly furnished first-floor flat within church premises available for tenancy early Jan. 2004; 3 bedrooms, newly fitted kitchen and bathroom. £1,200 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 515547.
Two-room furnished apartment (with own bathroom and shared kitchen) in quiet country house south of Oxford. Good access to bus routes and Didcot station. Use of garden, swimming pool. Tel.: 01235 848356.
Available now: sunny and refurbished first-floor flat in quiet cul-de-sac in north Oxford; 2 bedrooms; sitting room with kitchen facilities; shower/toilet. £800 p.m. to incl. all bills excluding tel. Contact Dr C.E. Phelps, tel: 01865 515290.
Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: available now for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms: furnished ground-floor flat, with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.


Self-catering Apartments

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


Accommodation Offered

Large and commodious Regency house, St John Street (central Oxford) available for 2–3 weeks over Christmas (.c13 Dec.–3 Jan.) to house-sitter who would look after cat. No rent, only telephone expenses. E-mail: ruth.harris@new.ox.ac.uk.
West Oxfordshire: good-size room to let in comfortable house in large village with good range of facilities and transport links (Oxford 30 minutes by car; London 1 hour 10 minutes by train). Would suit graduate student/professional (non-smoker). £250 p.m. plus telephone. References and deposit required. Tel.: 01608 810233.
Studio, Eastleach Downs; ground-floor living-room and kitchen, first-floor gallery double bedroom and bathroom. Self contained, renovated stone and green oak building around a paved courtyard and patio garden. Rural location, Eastleach village 2 miles, Burford 3 miles, Oxford 20 miles. Rent inc. of bills £465 p.c.m. No pets. Furnished. Tel.: 01367 850181.
House share available for staff or mature student—non-smoking—Abingdon, near Radley Station. £350 p.m. inc. bills. Parking and bike store available. Please call Colleen Rothwell on 07776 160240.
College & County have a range of quality properties to let in Oxford. Contact: info@collegeandcounty.biz to see how we can meet your accommodation needs.
Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.
Oxford B & B: attractive, quiet and convenient home from home. Per night, single £38, double £50. Weekly rate less 20 per cent. Monthly rates negotiable. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com
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Accommodation Sought

German temporary OU lecturer and Oxford alumnus seeks for himself and female fiancée fully furnished one-bedroom apartment for 10 Jan. to 30 June 2004. E-mail: andreas.umland@stanfordalumni.org.
College & County is seeking to increase their portfolio of high-quality Oxford property suitable for post graduate and academic lets. Ethical letting Works! A high level of personalised service and a less adversarial approach is in the interest of all. Would you like us to let and manage your house for you? Contact: mark@collegeandcounty.biz.
Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: 01865 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: info@qbman.co.uk. Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: http://www.qbman.co.uk and see how we could be marketing your property.
Christmas in Tuscany. Elegant apartment in Tuscan farmhouse with views to Siena (15 kms). Sleeps six. Open fireplace, central heating, two bathrooms, open plan kitchen/living room. Available 18 December throughout the winter seaon. For further info and photos, e-mail: carmelina2@libero.it.
Tuscany–writer's hilltown retreat near Siena: 2 charming apartments in medieval building, with shaded terraces and orchard. Weekly linen and cleaning. Walk to shops, restaurants, or out into spectacular countryside. Rent from £270 p.w. Tel.: +44 (0) 1428 714363. E-mail: uliviera@hotmail.com.
A Holiday to Remember: Panfili, a beautifully restored farmhouse on the Tuscan/Umbrian border with stunning views, in a truly tranquil setting, offers tailor-made walking and cookery holidays as well as B & B, and house rental. As a base for exploring an area steeped in history and rich in culture, Panfili is quite ideal. For further details please see: www.casapanfili.com or call Betty Stuart at 00390758504244.
Experience the Greek islands of Sporades with Thalpos Holidays. Local villa specialist offers lovely houses and villas in the beautiful islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in the Aegean Sea. Whether you are 2 or 20 persons in the party , and whether you wish to stay in the picturesque town, by the clear blue sea or in the breathtaking countryside, we have just what you are looking for. With more than 10 years of experience we are proud to offer high-quality holidays and the very best service. See our programme for 2004 on: www.holidayislands.com, or contact us on e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr. Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.
Paris apartment available for short or longer stays: delightful 1-bedroom, first-floor flat overlooking the Place du Marche St Catherine (Marais). Period building with large windows and high ceilings. Attractively furnished and well-equipped with television, CD, hairdryer, etc. Linens and cleaning provided. Available from late July, 3 nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 per week or £950 per month for members of the university. (Non-member rates are £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net


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READERSHIP IN CLASSICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2004, or such later date as may be arranged, in succession to Dr J. Coulton. The reader will belong to the Faculty of Classics but will also be a member of the Committee for the School of Archaeology. The Readership is associated with a non-stipendiary fellowship at Merton College.

The successful candidate will be appointed at the Oxford University Readership salary scale (£37,629--£43,067 per annum; under review for 2003--4). The reader will be expected to have and maintain an outstanding record in research in some central areas or aspects of the archaeology of the Classical world. The reader will be required to lecture and teach primarily in the area of earlier Greek archaeology, and preference may be given to a candidate whose primary expertise lies in the period 1000--300 BC.

Further details, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from Ms K. Brill, Classics Faculty Board Secretary, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH (e-mail: karen.brill@admin.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)70253). The closing date for applications is Friday, 9 January.

FACULTY OF LAW

Appointment of Director of Development

This new post is being created by the Law Faculty to maximise its development potential. The Director will be responsible for establishing a professional fund-raising office within the Law Faculty, to raise gifts from corporate, trust, and individual sources to further the aims of the faculty. The Director will work closely with senior Law Faculty officers and the University's Development Office.

A proven record of successful fund-raising will be expected. The successful candidate will demonstrate clear leadership and managerial skills, as well as being a team player. S/he will show the ability to forge effective relationships with key people in a short period of time. S/he will demonstrate creative flair and excellence in presenting Oxford Law, but will also be able to focus on delivering projects successfully on time. Experience of team management and management of budgets is essential.

The appointment will be for three years in the first instance, starting on 1 January 2004 or as soon as possible after that date. The post is on grade 4 of the University's academic-related scale, with a basic salary scale between £30,660 and £36,712 per annum and a discretionary range to £41,876 per annum.

The faculty is prepared to consider part-time or flexible working for a suitable candidate (but some evening work will be expected).

Further particulars, including details of the application process, are available on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Faculty Office, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL (telephone: Oxford (2)71491, e-mail: lawfac@law.ox.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 3 December.

FACULTY OF CLASSICS: IMAGING PAPYRI AT OXFORD RESEARCH PROJECT

Appointment of Project Assistant (part-time)

Applications are invited for the post of part-time assistant to Dr D. Obbink (Christ Church) for the organisation of a recently endowed trust initiative to promote work on the Villa of Papyri at Herculaneum and its ancient library. The post is funded by grants from the AHRB and the Parthenon Trust. The appointment will be from December 2003, or as soon as possible thereafter, for one year in the first instance.

The successful candidate should have good administrative and organisational skills; good IT skills (Web design, and image scanning and creation); and should be familiar with basic word-processing, automated mailing, and basic accounting.

The post is on the clerical and library grade 4 scale (salary £15,053--£17,416 per annum, pro rata---pay award pending).

Applications consisting of a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent to Mrs K. Brill, Classics Faculty Board, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH (telephone: Oxford (2)70253, e-mail: karen.brill@admin.ox.ac.uk). Further particulars are available at http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/faculty/jobs/ . Applicants should ask their referees to submit references by the closing date. Deadline for applications: Friday, 5 December. Interviews will be held on Friday, 12 December.

FACULTY OF CLASSICS

Appointment of temporary part-time Administrative/Curatorial Assistant (maternity cover)

This post involves providing curatorial, administrative, and research support for Professor R.R.R. Smith in his roles both as Lincoln Professor of Classical Archaeology and Art in the Classics Faculty of the University, and as Curator of the Ashmolean Museum's Cast Gallery.

The ideal assistant will be someone who has knowledge of Classical Archaeology. The appointment will be for six months to cover maternity leave, and will be on a half-time basis (i.e. 18.75 hours per week), starting on 15 December 2003, or as soon as possible after that date.

The post will be on the academic-related research staff grade IB scale (salary: £18,265--£23,296 per annum, pro rata---pay award pending).

Applications consisting of a covering letter, a curriculum vitae, and the names and addresses of two referees should be sent to Mrs K. Brill, Classics Faculty Board, 34 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LH (telephone: Oxford (2)70253, e-mail: karen.brill@admin.ox.ac.uk). Further particulars are available at http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/faculty/jobs/ . Applicants should ask their referees to submit references by the closing date of Friday, 5 December. Candidates short-listed for interview will be informed by e-mail or telephone on Tuesday, 9 December, and interviews will be held on Thursday, 11 December.

CHRIST CHURCH, MERTON COLLEGE, AND ST JOHN'S COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowships 2004

The governing bodies of the three colleges propose to elect in co-operation twelve Junior Research Fellows, in Arts and Sciences, according to an agreed allocation of subjects between the colleges. The fellowships are open to men and women and are tenable from 1 October 2004.

The fellowships are normally awarded to those who are approaching the end of their doctoral research or who have begun postdoctoral study. Fellows must engage in original research and may, with the permission of the appropriate governing body, undertake a limited amount of teaching. The current salary is £16,104 (with increase pending).

Application forms, together with further particulars, and details of the allocation of subjects, may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP (e-mail: college.office@sjc.ox.ac.uk) or direct from the college Web site
(http://www.sjc.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is noon on 19 December.

The colleges concerned are committed to conducting themselves as equal opportunities employers (details can be found in the further particulars).

LADY MARGARET HALL

Appointment of Academic Officer

Lady Margaret Hall is seeking a full-time administrator to handle all aspects of admissions, and to assist the senior administrator with a variety of tasks.

Applicants should have sound typing skills, an excellent telephone manner, and working knowledge of Access, Excel, and Word. Previous college or university experience would be an advantage. The post-holder should be able to use initiative, work under pressure, and meet deadlines. Lady Margaret Hall is a friendly and open working environment in which plenty of support will be given.

The salary will be in the range £17,416--£20,755 (under review) for a 37.5 hour week (8.30 a.m.--5 p.m.), plus generous holidays, free lunches, and OSPS pension.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Treasurer's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA (telephone: Oxford (2)84260, fax: 511069, e-mail: treasurers.secretary@lmh.ox.ac.uk).

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and the names of two referees to the Treasurer's Secretary, by post or e-mail, by Friday, 5 December. Interviews will be held on Monday, 15 December.

Lady Margaret Hall is an equal opportunities employer.

LINACRE COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowships

Linacre College proposes to make elections to not more than three Junior Research Fellowships, tenable for one year in the first instance from 1 October 2004 and renewable for a second year. Junior Research Fellows will receive a book allowance of £250 per annum and enjoy dining rights in college. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university; there is no restriction of subject, but candidates should be intending to engage in research at postdoctoral level.

Applicants will normally be expected to have submitted for a higher research degree before taking up a Junior Research Fellowship, and to be assured of adequate funding for the duration of a Junior Research Fellowship.

MAGDALEN COLLEGE

Appointment of Admissions Secretary

Magdalen College is seeking to appoint an Admissions Secretary who will play a key role in administering the admissions process for undergraduate and graduate applicants to the college. The successful applicant will, ideally, have experience in university/college administration and admissions.

The salary will be in the range £17,416--£24,121 per annum. Benefits include staff pension, generous holidays, free lunches, and use of sports facilities.

Applications in writing, with a curriculum vitae, should be sent to the Personnel Administrator, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU (telephone: Oxford (2)76031 for further particulars). The closing date is Friday, 5 December.

Magdalen College is an equal opportunities employer.

QUEEN'S COLLEGE

Junior Research Fellowship in Classics

The governing body proposes to elect to a Junior Research Fellowship in Classical Literature/History tenable for three years. The successful candidate will enter upon the fellowship on 1 October 2004.

The basic stipend of the fellowship, which is pensionable under the Universities Superannuation Scheme, is £14,090 (under review), subject to adjustment in the light of any other emoluments enjoyed by the fellow or in the light of any general alteration to university stipends. The fellow will be entitled to free rooms in college (or in approved cases to an allowance of £2,708 (under review) in lieu), and to free meals in college. Other allowances are available. The fellow may, with the leave of the governing body, engage in teaching up to a maximum of six hours weekly and, if teaching, would normally be expected to give priority to the college's own teaching needs.

Candidates must by 1 October 2004 have passed all the examinations required for a first degree at Oxford or another university, and must not have accumulated more than six years in full-time postgraduate study or research (not necessarily continuous).

An application form may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW (telephone: Oxford (2)79166, e-mail: particulars@queens.ox.ac.uk), or at http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk/vacancies. Applications (five copies) should be submitted to the Academic Administrator not later than 22 December. E-mail applications will not be acceptable.

ST HUGH'S COLLEGE

Elizabeth Wordsworth Junior Research Fellowship 2004

St Hugh's College offers an Elizabeth Wordsworth Junior Research Fellowship, tenable for two years in the first instance (but extendable for a third year), from 1 October 2004, for research in the Social Sciences. The current stipend is £11,296 if the hold is resident in college, or £13,028 if the holder is non-resident (in both cases subject to review).

Further particulars and an application form may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, St Hugh's College, Oxford OX2 6LE (e-mail: marie.mcallister@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 9 January.

WADHAM COLLEGE

Domestic Bursarship

Wadham College invites applications for the post of Domestic Bursar. This full-time executive post is combined with an Official Fellowship of the college. It is expected that the successful candidate will take up office as soon as convenient after Easter 2004.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Warden's Secretary, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN (e-mail: wardens.secretary@wadh.ox.ac.uk). The closing date is 10 January.

UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE

Slade Professorship of Fine Art

The Board of Electors to the Slade Professorship of Fine Art invites applications for this Visiting Professorship for the academical year 2005--6 and from 2007--8 onwards. The successful candidate is not required to reside in the university. It will be the duty of the professor to deliver twelve lectures, in term time of the academic year, on the history, theory, and practice of fine arts. Up to four of the lectures may be replaced by an equivalent amount of teaching in the form of classes as agreed with the Department of History of Art.

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

Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, Academic Division, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TT (e-mail: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk), to whom a letter of application, marked `Confidential', a curriculum vitae, and a publications list should be sent, together with the names of two referees, so as to reach him not later than Friday, 16 January,

TRINITY COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE

Junior Research Fellowships 2004

Trinity College intends to hold an election of Junior Research Fellows on 4 October 2004. Two of the fellowships will be open to candidates who are not already members of the college and who are working in engineering, computer science, archaeology, economics, history, law, politics, or social sciences.

The purpose of Junior Research Fellowships is to offer men and women of exceptional calibre who are at an early stage of their academic careers an opportunity to pursue research for up to four years. The emoluments of a fellow are reviewed annually. Currently the stipend is £18,638 per year (under review), and there are various additional benefits. Candidates must not have completed more than three-and-a-half years of full-time research by 4 October 2004.

Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the college Web site, http://www.trin.cam.ac.uk/, or from the Co-ordinator of External Research Fellowship Competition, Trinity College, Cambridge CB2 1TQ (e-mail: ccerf@trin.cam.ac.uk).

Completed application forms and supporting documents must reach the college by 4 p.m. on 1 March 2004. No faxed or e-mailed applications will be accepted.

Friday 28 November

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

DR K. VARTY: `Euro-foxes: from the Middle Ages to today' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR YUEN FOONG KHONG: `Using regional institutions to mitigate strategic uncertainty: the case of south-east Asia' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

DR D. HUNTER: `Bragging on Rinaldo: ten ways writers have trumpeted Handel's coming to Britain' (public lecture), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 4 p.m. (free of charge and open to the public).

I. HARPER: ` "Nerve disease", depression, and emerging discourses of mental health in Nepal' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology seminars), ISCA, 4 p.m.

PROFESSOR W.J. EWENS: `Backwards and forwards in population genetics theory' (lecture), Lecture Theatre, Zoology/Psychology Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR S.A. STEHLIN: `Papal diplomacy, Pius XII, the Second World War, and the Jews' (Modern European History Research Centre: special lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR C. HOOD: `Strategies for risk: how politicians pass the buck?' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR GARY SAMORE: `The North Korean nuclear crisis: a path to war?' (Oxford Lyceum lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

P. COLOMBANI: `World trade patterns in the twenty-first century' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.


Saturday 29 November

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

ORGAN RECITAL: Andrew Gunning and Richard Pinel, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Sunday 30 November

PROFESSOR R.L. GARDNER preaches the Sermon for Advent Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.


Monday 1 December

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


Tuesday 2 December

DR A. BUCHANAN: `Are there some key messages? Bringing the research together' (seminar series: `Child well-being against the odds'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

P. WILCOCK: `Harvesting a lifetime' (public lecture series: `Fruits of winter: well-being in an ageing society'), Centre for the Study of Christianity and Culture, Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

CATHERINE SANGSTER: `Pronunciation and the BBC' (OED Forum meeting), Rewley House, 5 p.m.

C. BASHFORD: `The Britishness of the nineteenth-century programme note' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.


Wednesday 3 December

ORGAN RECITAL (duet): Malcolm Archer and David Bednall, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).


Thursday 4 December


Friday 5 December

DR R. STERCKX: `Why dragons change: animal identities in Ancient China' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `The identity of animals'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

DR S. EVENETT: `The impact of an expanding trade agenda on regulation in developing countries' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University College, 2 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. BEVIR: `Ideology and technique: the case of New Labour' (Centre for Political Ideologies: guest lecture), Seminar Room B, Department of Politics and International Relations, 2.15 p.m.

THE RT. HON. JOHN REDWOOD, MP: `New politics for a new constitutional settlement? How can modern government serve the public?' (lecture series: `Contemporary UK government and policy-making: the death, rebirth, or re-invention of democratic politics?'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR J.S. HIRST: `Networks of contexts: some reflections on teaching across South Asian religious traditions' (Interdisciplinary seminars in the study of religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.


Saturday 6 December

MICHAELMAS FULL TERM ends.

DR N. GOOPTU: `Religious identities and Indian statehood' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ORGAN RECITAL: Barry Rose, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).


Monday 8 December

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Hilary Term: entries to be received by today (e-mail: gazette@admin.ox.ac.uk).


Tuesday 9 December

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


Thursday 11 December

PROFESSOR M. BLISS: `The American Horsley? Harvey Cushing and the birth of neurosurgery' (McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine), E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College, 6 p.m.


Friday 12 December

CONFERENCE: `Capital cities at war: Paris, London, Berlin, 1914–19', Maison Française (continues tomorrow). (Further information from: pierre.purseigle@history.ox.ac.uk.)

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Springboard'—Programme 1, and `Job search and interview skills for contract research staff', both 9.30 a.m. (see information above).


Saturday 13 December

REX WINSBURY: `Chariots and technology: equipment, techniques, and manoeuvres of the Byzantine hippodrome' (Society for the History of Medieval Technology and Science lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 2.30 p.m.