Oxford University Gazette: 28 November 2002

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4641: 28 November 2002

The following supplement was published with this Gazette:

  • Ashmolean Museum: Annual Report (Director's Report) 2001-2.

The full text of the Annual Report will be available shortly at the Ashmolean Museum site.

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

University Acts


Changes in Regulations

The Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 13 December.

(a) Electoral Board for the Nissan Professorship of Modern Japanese Studies

In regulation 2 of Sect. III, § 151 of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning the Nissan Professorship of Modern Japanese Studies (Statutes, 2000, p. 445, as amended by Decree (1) of 21 February 2002, and subsequently redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, pp. 810, 1461), delete `The members of the electoral board shall always include at least one from each of the Divisions of Humanities, Life and Environmental Sciences, and Social Sciences.' and substitute:

`The appointments to the electoral board shall be determined after consultation with the Humanities, the Life and Environmental Sciences, and the Social Sciences Boards.'

[This change corrects the legislation previously made to alter the composition of the electoral board, following the governance changes in 2000, which did not accurately reflect the intention.]

(b) Establishment of the L'Oréal Chair in Marketing

1 In Sect. I, § 5. B, SCHEDULE A of Council Regulations 24 of 2002, concerning professorships (Statutes, 2000, p. 380, as redesignated as regulations by Decree (5) of 11 July 2002, Gazette, Vol. 132, p. 1461), after `Professor of Marketing' insert:

`L'Oréal Professor in Marketing'.

2 Ibid., Sect III, concerning individual professorships (p. 462), insert new § 199 as follows and renumber existing §§ 199--225 (pp. 462--74, as renumbered by Decree (1) of 7 June 2001 and Decree (5) of 12 July 2001, Gazette, Vol. 131, pp. 1112, 1240, and as subsequently redesignated) as §§ 200--26:

`§ 199. L'Oréal Professor in Marketing

1. The benefaction from L'Oréal SA shall be used to establish a Chair in Marketing, to be known as the L'Oréal Chair in Marketing.

2. The L'Oréal Professor in Marketing shall lecture and give instruction in Management Studies in the area of Marketing.

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

(1) the Vice-Chancellor, or, if the Provost of Worcester College is Vice-Chancellor, a person appointed by Council;

(2) the Provost of Worcester College, or, if the Provost is unable or unwilling to act, a person appointed by the governing body of the college;

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

(4), (5) two persons appointed by Council (of whom one shall be appointed after consultation with L'Oréal SA);

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

(7)--(9) three persons appointed by the Executive Committee of the Saïd Business School.'

4. The professor shall be subject to the General Provisions of the regulations concerning the duties of professors and to those Particular Provisions of the same regulations which are applicable to this chair.

5. Regulation 1 above may be amended by Congregation under the provisions of Statute IV, subject to the approval of Her Majesty in Council, in accordance with the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge Act, 1923; regulations 2--4 may be amended by Council.'

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Social Sciences Board, establish the L'Oréal Chair in Marketing with a munificent benefaction from L'Oréal SA.]


Register of Congregation

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

Bromilow, P.E., New College
Cale, L., University
Choudhury, R.P., BA, BM, B.Ch., Balliol
Clarke, P.B., Faculty of Theology
de Bellaigue, C.A.M., Merton
Gray, C.M., MA, Kellogg College
Harris, H.A., MA, D.Phil., Wadham
Kostovicova, D., Linacre
Lawrence, V.J., Faculty of Modern History
Rawlinson, T.J., M.Litt., University

University Agenda



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



The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Evidence-Based Medicine on P.P. GLASZIOU (MB, BS, PH.D. Queensland), Professor in Evidence-Based Medicine, University of Queensland, for a period of three years from 1 December 2002.

The Medical Sciences Board has conferred the title of Visiting Professor in Immunology on L. FUGGER (MD, PH.D., D.M.SC. Copenhagen), Clinical Scientist in the MRC Human Immunology Unit, Oxford, for a period of three years from 1 December 2002.


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

                                   Appointed by
Nissan Professorship 
  of Modern Japanese Studies
The Principal of St Anne's
(Chairman)                         Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Warden of St Antony's          ex officio
Professor T.C. Bestor              Council
Professor V. Shue                  Council
Professor C. Hood                  Social Sciences Board
Mr L. Whitehead                    Area and Development Studies Committee
Professor W.W. Kelly               Area and Development Studies Committee
Dr M. Rebick                       Area and Development Studies Committee
Dr A. Waswo                        St Antony's 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).


The final Gazettes of term will appear on 5, 12, and 19 December. Publication for Hilary Term will begin on 16 January. The usual deadlines will apply.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Forthcoming exhibition

Forty Years On: an exhibition of photographs by Mr Fred Jarvis (in the dining hall until 13 December; open weekdays, 2–5 p.m.)

Mr Jarvis has chronicled the fortieth anniversary year of the college with this collection of photographs. The event is part of the series of events staged at the college in celebration of its fortieth anniversary and the centenary of the birth of the architect Arne Jacobsen.


Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the University Club will take place at 1 p.m. on Monday, 2 December, in the club. Members are urged to attend. Agendas are available at the club.



Classical Archaeology Seminar: the temple habit

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Mondays in the Lower Lecture Room, Lincoln College.

Conveners: E.M. Steinby, MA, Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire, and J.J. Coulton, MA, Reader in Classical Archaeology.

20 Jan.: `Origins and symbolism of early temple colonnades.'

E. PAPI, Siena
27 Jan.: `Punic and Roman in the temples and cults of Mauretania Tingitana.'

3 Feb.: `The Apollo temple on the Palatine: the impact of temples on places.'

10 Feb.: `Hermodoros and the Hellenistic background of Roman temples.'

17 Feb.: `Space and cult in archaic and classical Greek temples.'

24 Feb.: `The temples of Alexandria: Egyptian or Greek?'

R. WILSON, Nottingham
3 Mar.: `Ripping up the rulebook: temples and cult in Greek Sicily.'

G. WOOLF, St Andrews
10 Mar.: `Temple-building and other rituals in Roman Gaul and Germany.'


Conference on Turkish Relations with the Turkic Republics of the CIS

This conference will be held on Saturday, 30 November, 9 a.m.–6.30 p.m., in St Antony's College. The conference will be conducted under Chatham House rules. Advance registration is required (telephone: Oxford (2)88202, or e-mail: academic@orinst.ox.ac.uk).

Speakers include Murat Laumulin, Kazakhstan Institute of Strategic Studies, Almaty; Idris Bal, Police Academy, Ankara; Richard Paniguian, Group Vice-President for the Caspian and Middle East, BP plc.; Ahmet Kilicoglu, President, Turkish Eximbank, Ankara; Cigdem Balim, Manchester University; Gareth Winrow, Istanbul Bilgi University; William Hale, SOAS; and Sir David Logan.


Computational Mathematics and Applications Seminar: Alan Curtis Meeting

The Alan Curtis Meeting will be held on Thursday, 5 December, in the Computing Laboratory. The co-ordinators are L.N. Trefethen and J. Scott (RAL).

2 p.m.: opening remarks.

2.15 p.m.: `Some developments of work with Alan on cubic splines.'

3 p.m.: `Stochastic models and simulations for chemically reacting systems.'

4 p.m.: `Sparse matrix research at Harwell and the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory.'

4.30 p.m.: `Computational fluid dynamics and the role of stiff solvers.'

DR L. DANIELS, Hyprotech UK Ltd.
5 p.m.: `Current work with Alan on ODE solvers for HSL.'


DR BASSMA KODMANI, Ford Foundation of Cairo, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 December, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street.

Subject: `Political authority, religious authority in the Middle East: alliance and competition in the public sphere.'


DR RITA COSTA GOMES, Johns Hopkins and the Univ. Nova Lisbon, will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Thursday, 28 November, in the New Seminar Room, St John's College.

Subject: `The dynamics of court society: a comparative view of late medieval Iberia.'

Day-school: Portuguese art and culture in the age of Henry the Navigator

This day-school, arranged in collaboration with the Department for Continuing Education, will be held on Saturday, 30 November, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., in Rewley House. The full programme of courses, inscriptions, and fees, may be obtained from the OUDCE or the Instituto Camoes Centre.


Corcoran Memorial Lectures

PROFESSOR ANTHONY DAVISON, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, will lecture at 3.15 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College, followed at 4.45 p.m. by this year's Corcoran prize-winner, DR YIH- CHOUNG TEH.

PROFESSOR DAVISON: `Galaxies, ticks, and stock market crashes: hard times for the Poisson process.'

DR YIH-CHOUNG TEH: `Critical thresholds for dynamic routing in queuing networks.'


Brian Walker Lecture in Environment and Development

PROFESSOR ROBERT HINDE, Cambridge, will deliver the Brian Walker Lecture at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 December, in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary.

Subject: `Why are people willing to go to war?'


Linacre Lectures 2003

Designing successful environmental policies

The Linacre Lectures will be held at 5.30 p.m. on Thursdays in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. The Linacre Lectures are sponsored by Linacre College and the Environmental Change Institute.

DR R. PACHAURI, Director-General of TERI, India, and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
23 Jan.: `Climate change on a global scale.'

PROFESSOR D. BEGG, Director, Centre for Transport Policy, Robert Gordon University
30 Jan.: `Transport and congestion in Edinburgh and London.'

6 Feb.: `Lessons from transforming the cold market.'

PROFESSOR D. KING, Government adviser and Head of the Office of Science and Technology
13 Feb.: `The role of government in response to global warming.'

DR M. HOELZ, Global Head of Public Affairs and Sustainable Development, Deutsche Bank
20 Feb.: `Sustainable development—a business issue.'

PROFESSOR K. HOMEWOOD, Department of Anthropology, University College, London
27 Feb.: `Policy, environment, and development in African rangelands.'

DR M. COLCHESTER, Forest Peoples Programme
6 Mar.: `Conservation policy and indigenous peoples.'

PROFESSOR R. CORELL, School of Government, Harvard
13 Mar.: `The role of government.'


Latin American Centre

PROFESSOR STEVEN TOPLIK, University of California, Irvine, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 December, in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Subject: `Latin America and the world: the global coffee commodity chain.'

Public lecture

JORGE EDWARDS, the distinguished Chilean writer and Premio Cervantes 1999, will lecture in Spanish at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 December, in 1 Church Walk. The lecture is arranged jointly with the Oxford Chilean Society.

Convener: C.H. Griffin, MA, D.Phil., University Lecturer in Latin American Literature.

Subject: `Novela y politica, 30 años después de Persona non grata.'


Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture

EDWARD BALLS, Chief Economic Adviser to the Treasury, will deliver the twelfth Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 December, in the chapel, St Peter's College. The lecture is given in association with the Institute of Contemporary British History.

Subject: `Why the Five Economic Tests?' (Provisional title)


ISIDORE, the student administration project, will be launched formally on Friday, 29 November. ISIDORE has been initiated in order to enhance the way that processes and technology support the collegiate University in completing student administration, and to enable the University to meet more effectively its statutory and regulatory requirements.

The Registrar (sponsor of the project), the Vice-Chancellor, and senior members of staff directly involved with the project will deliver presentations in the Examination Schools outlining the need for the project, and its aims, cost, method, and impact.

Further information about ISIDORE may be obtained from Joe Nickel, Project Support Officer (telephone: Oxford (2)84837, e-mail: joe.nickel@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Grants and Research Funding

Research Fellowships in Science or Engineering 2003

The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 proposes to award approximately six two-year research fellowships in science or engineering in 2003 to young scientists or engineers of exceptional promise.

The fellowship stipend will be £19,000 for the first year, and £20,000 for the second year. Stipends are reviewed annually. The fellowships are open to candidates in any of the physical or biological sciences, mathematics, applied science, or any branch of engineering. Candidates in mathematics (including applied mathematics) and the pure sciences who wish to transfer into engineering or a branch of applied science are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants in science subjects must have a doctoral degree, or be in the final stages of their doctoral studies, which must be successfully completed before the provisional award of a fellowship will be confirmed. Candidates offering engineering must be of at least postgraduate standing.

Candidates must be recommended by professors or heads of departments of HEIs in the UK.

Applicants must be British, or citizens of the British Commonwealth or of the Republics of Ireland or Pakistan and they should preferably be less than thirty years old on 1 March 2003.

Fellowships may be held at any institution at home or abroad approved by the Commissioners, who will have a strong preference for candidates who wish to work at a university or institution other than the one at which they ad completed their studies. A conversion fellowship for mathematicians and pure scientists should preferably be held at an institution other than a university. If candidates wish to remain in the same place a very strong justification for their choice will be expected.

Applications should be sent to the Royal Commission by 28 February 2003. Appointments will be made in June 2003. Any queries on the scheme should be addressed direct to the Commission at the Sherfield Building, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (telephone: 020-7594 8790, e-mail: RoyalCom1851@ic.ac.uk).

Further details and application forms may be obtained from Max Todd, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)80299, e-mail: max.todd@admin.ox.ac.uk), or from the Royal Commission's Web site at http://www.royalcommission1851.org.uk.

Those considering applying for one of these fellowships are reminded that all applications for research funding from external sponsors, at whatever stage, must be endorsed on behalf of the University by Research Services. Further information regarding the procedure for this is available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/grants/processes.shtml.

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Applications are invited for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology.

A travelling fellowship, which may be of up to £2,000 in value, will be awarded for the support of field work, travel, and other activity in the field of insect ecology. The fellowship will be tenable for one year commencing on a date to be agreed. It will not be renewable.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and a research proposal, should be sent to Mrs Judith Brown, Board of Management for the Varley-Gradwell Travelling Fellowship in Insect Ecology, Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 2UB, by 31 March 2003 (enquiries—telephone: Oxford (2)82464, or e-mail: Judith.Brown@admin.ox.ac.uk).

The research proposal should include a budget and should not exceed two sides of A4 in length. Applicants should give the names and addresses of two referees. In the case of graduate students, one of the referees should be the supervisor. Applicants are asked to note that, if large numbers of specimens would result from the work, the cost of follow-up work should be shown in the budget, and details given of how, and by whom, they would be identified.

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Applications are invited for up to two Pirie-Reid Scholarships, tenable at the University of Oxford, from graduates (including persons expecting to graduate in 2003), in any and all fields, who wish to commence studying at Oxford in October 2003 for a degree or diploma.

Preference will be given to candidates applying from other universities, i.e. not already matriculated at Oxford, and to those who have lived in or been educated in Scotland. Candidates not fulfilling these criteria are unlikely to be successful.

The scholarships, which are to be awarded to persons wishing to begin a course of study in Oxford who would otherwise be prevented by lack of funds, will cover university and college fees and provide a grant for maintenance, subject to assessment of other sources of income (maintenance grants for 2002--3 will be £7,400 for postgraduate students). They are renewable from year to year, subject to satisfactory progress and continuance of approved full-time study.

Application forms for the Pirie-Reid Scholarships may be obtained by e-mail from judith.brown@admin.ox.ac.uk or by writing to Mrs J. Brown, LES Divisional Office, 2 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3UB.

Candidates for the Pirie-Reid Scholarships are expected to have applied for admission to the University through the Graduate Admissions Office, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD. Application forms and supporting information may be obtained by using the on-line request form at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/gsp/apply/.

The closing date for applications is 1 May 2003.

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Residential awards for research in the humanities

The British School at Rome (BSR) offers residential awards to scholars, artists, and architects; provides research and residential facilities; supports research projects through financial and other help; undertakes its own research projects and programmes (including conferences, lectures, exhibitions, and taught courses) and publishes an annual research journal, and other volumes.

Applications are now invited for the following residential scholarships, awards, and fellowships:

Rome Fellowships and Rome Scholarships 2003--4

For research on the archaeology, art history, history, and literature of Italy. Applications will be considered in a single competition. The fellowships are intended to launch a major piece of postdoctoral research, while the 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 scholarship is being sought. The awards cover a nine-month residency at the British School, including full board, and a research and travel grant (scholars—£444 per month; fellows—£475 per month). Holders of an AHRB studentship or similar award will receive £100 in total.

Rome Awards 2003--4

For research on the archaeology, art history, history, and literature of Italy. Applicants will normally have begun a programme of research in the general field for which the award is being sought. The awards are not normally suitable for people in established posts. The awards are for one- to four-month residencies, including full board and a research grant of £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.

Tim Potter Memorial Award 2003--4

Awards 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. Applications are also invited from those working in museums. The awards are for two- to four-month residencies, including full board, and include a research grant of £150 per month and a travel allowance of £500 per month.

Balsdon Fellowship 2003--4

For research on the archaeology, art history, history, and literature of Italy. The award is open to established scholars normally in post in a UK university, and offers a three-month residency including full board. A research and travel grant worth £650 is also included. 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 his or her own, and will be requested to give a public lecture.

Hugh Last Fellowships 2003--4

For research on classical antiquity (excluding archaeological fieldwork and work on Roman Britain). The award is open to established scholars normally in post in a UK university, and offers a one- to four-month residency including full board. A research grant worth £150 per month plus £180 travel allowance is also included. 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 his or her own, and will be requested to give a public lecture.

Paul Mellon Centre Rome Fellowship 2003--4

For research on classical antiquity (excluding archaeological fieldwork and work on Roman Britain). Open to established scholars normally in post in a UK university. The award offers a three-month residency, including full board, and a research and travel grant of £650.

Application procedure

Further information on the above awards, and application forms, are available from the Registrar, the British School at Rome, 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 (on which details and forms are available): http://www.bsr.ac.uk). Deadline for applications: 10 January.

Examinations and Boards


The Vice-Chancellor desires to call the attention of all examiners to the provisions of Ch. VI, Sect. ii.c, § 1, regulations 1--3 (Examination Regulations, 2002, pp. 990–1), which require examiners in all university examinations to appoint one of their number to act as Chairman, to notify the appointment to the Vice-Chancellor, and to publish it in the University Gazette.

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

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Accommodation for lectures

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

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

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

Owing to examination requirements in Hilary Term, lecture rooms in eighth week may be restricted, and in Trinity Term are not fully available in first, second, and third weeks.

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

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

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

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


Christ Church

DAVID CLIFFORD FEASY, April 2002; commoner 1947.

JOHN THEODORE HARRISON, 4 November 2002; commoner 1933.

MICHAEL HOPE, 25 September 2002; commoner 1926. Aged 94.

DOM BASI WATKINS (formerly HENRY JOHN SIDNEY WATKINS), Order of St Benedict; commoner 1975. Aged 45.


Corpus Christi College

SIR CHARLES HAYNES WILSON, MA (HON. D.LITT. Strathclyde, HON. DCL East Anglia), Comdr, Norwegian Order of St Olav, Chevalier, Légion d'Honneur, 9 November 2002; Fellow 1939–52, Honorary Fellow 1952–2002. Aged 93.


Somerville College

A Memorial Service for NANCY COLLIER WAUGH, formerly Fellow and Emeritus Fellow, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 14 December, in the chapel, Somerville College. Tea will be served in Hall after the service.

To assist the college with arrangements, it would be very much appreciated if those who wish to have tea after the service would inform the Bursar in advance (telephone: Oxford (2)70623).


The University of Oxford Shop Double Discount Day

All University Employees are invited to a Double Discount day on Thurs., 5 Dec. High St Christmas Event, open until 7 p.m. 20% off all purchases! (on production of a valid employee identification card). For a wide selection of gifts for Christmas, choose from: 2003 Calendars and Diaries; exclusive hand painted "Isis" china; "Royal Charter" stationery and homewares; framed prints and originals by local artists; Botanic design bone china and linen range; plus many more exciting gifts. The University of Oxford Shop, 106 High St., Oxford OX1 4BW. Online shopping at www.oushop.com, e-mail: shop@oushop.com, tel.: 01865 247414. Opening hours: Mon.–Sat., 9 a.m.–5.30 p.m.

St Hugh's College: Artist in Residence

Liz Moon, artist-in-residence at St Hugh's for Michaelmas Term, is a figurative painter. She is interested in how people inhabit their everyday space, in their form and movement. In St Hugh's, she is working on a number of images of college life---the progress of which can be seen between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesdays, in the West Lodge `Studio'. This can be approached from Canterbury Road, through the Swan Gates, at the top of the drive. She is also running a figure drawing group on Thursday evenings from 8 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.


400th Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition

`Wonderful things from 400 years of collecting: The Bodleian Library 1602–2002': a rare opportunity to see some of the Bodleian's greatest treasures, including the Shakespeare First Folio, the famous Gutenberg Bible, and some wonderful newly-acquired gems. A feast of world-famous treats for all booklovers. Open until 21 Dec., in the Bodleian Library Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrangle. Mon.--Fri., 9.30 a.m.--4.45 p.m., Sat., 9.30 a.m.--12.30 p.m. Admission free.


University Church

Sun., 1 Dec., 12.15 p.m.: Christmas Stalls. The Charities Committee of the University Church will hold the first of 2 seasonal sales following the 11 a.m. Eucharist. To be found: Cakes, jams, Christmas cards, fair trade Advent Calendars and more. If you would like to contribute with items, or get involved with the activities of the Charity Commitee, please contact the Church Office. Tel.: 01865 (2)79111.

Volunteers Wanted

OXFORD BABYLAB would love to hear from English-speaking parents of babies under 2 years. Based in the Dept. of Experimental Psychology, Oxford University, the lab is researching early language development in fun studies lasting up to 30 minutes. Free Babylab T-shirt as a thank-you. Please contact Babylab on 01865 271384 (ansaphone) or 01865 271396, or e-mail to : babylab@psy.ox.ac.uk.


Oxford Student Chorus presents "A Winter Warmer", Sat ., 7th week (30 Nov., St John's College Chapel. A concert of folk songs, traditional carols, and more original arrangements. Included a guest appearance by the Revelation Rock Gospel Choir. Tickets £5 (£3 concessions).

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.

Popham Hairdressing

Our proposition is simple, to provide a design, cutting, and colouring service, which combines classic standards with modernist thinking. One North Parade, Oxford. For appointments call: 01865 517040, or e-mail us through our Web site: www.davidpopham.com.


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


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.


Books Bought and Sold

New Bookshop in St Aldate's: St Philip's Books (proprietor Christopher Zealley) has opened a bookroom at 82 St Aldate's, Oxford (entrance in passageway beneath the Elizabeth Restaurant). We carry over 8,000 rare, secondhand, and new books, chiefly in the areas of Theology and History. Callers welcome between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mon.--Sat. Collections or single volumes purchased for stock (tel.: 01865 202182). Web site at: www.stphilipsbooks.co.uk.


Services Offered

Sylva Trees: local arboriculturists offering a complete tree management service. Fully qualified, insured. Reliable. All waste recycled. Please phone Phillip Ableson on 01865 872945, or 07811 456999.

Painting and decorating: for a prompt, friendly, and professional service in Oxford or London, contact Tony for a quotation. Tel.: 07773 764791.

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

Reliable female with car wanted to pick up 2 delightful girls aged 3 and 5 years from school at 3.30 p.m., followed by a couple of hours care, 4 days a week. Rates and hours negotiable. Tel.: 01865 286887.

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


Tuition Offered

Piano lessons and accompanying: all ages and levels welcome. Contact Ana Mladenovic, experienced pianist and piano teacher. Tel.: 01865 778248 or 07779 580235. E-mail: pujsana@hotmail.com.


Situations Vacant

Vacancy for a Boarding Tutor at Bruern Abbey Preparatory School, Chesterton, 8 miles north of Oxford. Vacancy might suit a young and enthusiastic postgraduate with a strong commitment to the welfare of children. Single accommodation available. Evenings only 5.30–9.30 p.m. Contact the Headteacher on 01869 242448.

Weekend Retail Assistant required with expert knowledge of the medicinal properties, history and preparation of Chinese Tea to work in our beautiful Cotswold Farm Shop. Daylesford Organic Farm Shop sells our own organic produce and finer foods from a 3000 sq. ft barn conversion. Good customer service and communication skills are essential as is the ability to work well within a small team. Competitive pay and benefits. Please send your CV to Wendy Hambleton, Daylesford Farm Shop, New Farm, Daylesford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire GL56 0YG. Closing date: 1 Dec.

Retail Assistants required to work within our beautiful Cotswold Farm Shop. Daylesford Organic Farm Shop sells our own organic produce and finer foods from a 3000 sq.ft barn conversion. Good customer service and communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work well within a small team. Flexible hours, competitive pay and benefits. Please send your CV to Wendy Hambleton, Daylesford Farm Shop, New Farm, Daylesford, Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire, GL56 0YG. Closing date: 1 Dec.

Houses to Let

Central North Oxford, 4-storey family house, recently renovated using architects design, available 1 Jan.,–1 March 2003. Open plan kitchen/dining room/family room; sitting room, study, conservatory, 3 bedrooms (sleeps 5), bathroom and shower room. Dishwasher, dryer, and washing machine. Large garden with climbing frame. Within walking distance of Phil and Jim's School. £2,000 p.c.m. Deposit required. Tel.: 00 44 (0) 1865 557017.

Summertown, £1,295 p.c.m. Available NOW. Newly decorated 3-bedroom property with enclosed garden and parking close to local amenities and schools. Furnished. Please contact Sarah at Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 554578, e-mail: sarah@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Boston, Massachusetts area: fully furnished single family house on tree-lined residential street in suburb of Boston (Wellesley). Perfect for academic visiting Harvard, Wellesley, other Boston-area universities; 2,200 sq ft living space; 4 bedrooms, 3 full baths, on level ¼ acre lot. Two car garage, exterior deck, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, piano, separate den and family room; clothes washer, dryer, dishwasher, central air conditioning, includes all linen, dishes, etc. Walk to excellent primary school; 16 miles to downtown Boston or ½ hour by train, 14 miles to Cambridge/Harvard. Excellent condition. No pets. Available 1 Jan., through late spring/early summer, actual length of tenancy negotiable. Rent: $3,200 p.c.m. plus utilities. Receptive to proposal to swap for similar property in Oxford area. Tel.: 001 617 552 1237, fax: 001 617 552 2615 (attention D. Wirth), e-mail: wirthd@bc.edu.

Cottage to let near Woodstock: a newly converted 1-bedroom cottage, well fitted. £650 p.c.m. Min. let 6 months. Rural position. Apply to Hodson. Shipton Slade Farm, Woodstock. Tel.: 01993 811280.

Headington family home: well presented, spacious detached home with 2 reception rooms, kitchen/breakfast room, utility room, family bathroom and 4 bedrooms (1 en suite). The property also has a double garage, off-street parking and enclosed garden with a separate patio area. For more information please contact Anna Turner at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX1 4AB; tel.: 01865 200012, e-mail: annat@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

For rent Dec.,–April 2003: comfortable, fully-furnished 3- bedroom house in Headington area; garden and garage; frequent bus services to Oxford and London. Low rent of £650 p.m., when garage and 1 bedroom, with very occasional, pre-arranged visits to collect clothes, can be kept for storage purposes. Tel.: 01865 765778, e-mail: anne@abrau.freeserve.co.uk.

Sandford on Thames: spacious family house with very modern amenities available for Hilary Term 2003. Pleasant garden. Gardener and twice weekly housekeeper services provided at owner's cost. Easy access to Oxford (bus route). Run- around car available. Would suit visiting academics or professional/mature student. Low rent of £500 p.c.m. to right applicant. References required. Please contact secretary. Tel.: 01235 200841.

Academic's lovely spacious Victorian house just south of Summertown available for all or part(s) of the period 29 Dec.–mid-Apr., on the basis of 1/2/3 bedrooms, 2 large receptions, kitchen/dining room, garden, off-street parking. Suit visiting academic/couple. Tel.: 01865 510542, e-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Old Boar's Hill, 4 miles to Oxford city centre: Tinkerbell Cottage; quiet, charming rural location; outstanding views; newly decorated; 2 bedrooms, large private garden; furnished or unfurnished. Long or short let. £775 p.c.m. Ann Loescher. Tel.: 01865 735305, e-mail: gil@loescher.freeserve.co.uk.

House to rent: superb, modern, architect-designed house in residential North Oxford. Easy access to city centre (several bus routes, or walk along road or canal). Quiet location. Easily looked-after garden. Very much has feeling of being out in the country. Very large kitchen/dining room. Large living room upstairs, to take advantage of view over large green open space. Modern furniture. Fully equipped. Central heating. Available Apr.--Aug. 2003. Non-smokers and no children preferred. Tel: 01865 511825 (evenings or Sundays); e-mail: l.lyons@physics.ox.ac.uk.

Two-bedroom modern terrace house with small garden: fully furnished and fitted, gas c.h., washer/drier. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac next to Saïd Business School between Oxford city centre and the railway station, with own parking space. £870 p.c.m., 2 months' deposit required. Ian and Josephine Macdonald, tel.: 01865 516615, fax: 01865 516616, or e-mail: macdonaldreynell@aol.com.

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.

Make finding accommodation easy. Finders Keepers have a dedicated approach to helping you find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), personal service, and professional advice. For further information please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Rd., Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011. Fax: Oxford 556993. E-mail: oxford@finders.co.uk. Internet site: http://www.finders.co.uk.


Flats to Let

City Centre, £850 p.c.m. Available NOW. Spacious, first-floor, 2-bedroom apartment with balcony overlooking the Thames, and secure underground parking space. Furnished. Please contact Sarah at Lifestyle Letting & Management, 1 North Parade Avenue, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 554578, e-mail: sarah@lifestyle-lettings.co.uk. Web site: www.letitbetter.co.uk.

Hilary Term let: beautifully proportioned 1-bedroom apartment within a spacious detached house in the village of Worminghall. Accommodation comprises large hallway, cloakroom, dining room, drawing room, kitchen and bedroom with en suitebathroom. Second bedroom available by negotiation. £1,150 p.c.m. For more information please contact Anna Turner at Finders Keepers, 27 St Clements, Oxford OX1 4AB. Tel.: 01865 200012, e-mail: annat@finders.co.uk, or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

Comfortable, sunny 2-bedroom maisonette on Woodstock Road, short walk from University and city centre: lounge/dining room, fully-fitted kitchen, double and single bedrooms, bathroom, own garage, attractive communal gardens. £700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 883631 (eves.).

North Oxford Summertown: 1-bedroom apartment well situated for most amenities and with easy access to the city, bright 2nd-floor with spacious living room, good security and parking. Available mid-Jan., at £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax 01865 437996.

Paris studio: small but charming studio in the historic and very central Marais (4th arrondissement) available for short lets. Attractively furnished and fully equipped with television, phone, CD, kitchenette. Linens and weekly maid provided. £38 per night or £250 p.w. to members of the University; non-university £45 per night and £290 weekly. Contact joe- chamberlain@ukgateway.net or ring 07957 588448.

Central north Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, and very close to the river. Available now for short/long let. Completely newly refurbished ground-floor flat to very high standard, new bathroom, new John Lewis kitchen with washer, dishwasher, dryer, etc., in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy residential suburb, with large, light airy rooms. Double bedroom, single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available Dec., a second-floor flat for short/long let with large double bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.


Serviced Accommodation

Serviced and short-let luxury apartments are now available in central Jericho with waterfront location, private balconies, designer furnishings, fully equipped with the option of ISDN lines, televisions, stereos, cable connections and full services. Ideal if visiting Oxford for a short break or visiting family, as well as business trips and corporate stop-overs. The apartments are well located with private secure parking, within easy walking distance to Oxford City Centre's leisure and social facilities, as well as Jericho's restaurants and boutiques. For more information about availability and individual rates please contact Finders Keepers at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BP. Tel.: 00 44 (0) 1865 311011 or view our full list of available properties on our Web site at: www.finders.co.uk.

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 less than £100 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.


Accommodation Offered

Bright spacious room to let in friendly family home. Would suit vegetarian, student, postgraduate, or working person. Iffley Road region. £290 p.c.m. inc. of service. Tel.: 01865 778448.

Single rooms available in centrally placed street of unique coloured houses within easy walk of university departments. Short or long stays in comfortable small Victorian house, from beginning of Jan. 2003. Bed-and-breakfast, access to microwave, use of kettle, and all bills included. £95 p.w. Non-smokers. Foreign academics especially welcome. Owner has lived abroad for some years. Tel. and fax: 01865 516142.

Flexible short-term apartment hire in the centre of Oxford: fully furnished inc. bedlinen and towels; fully equipped kitchen; TV/Video/CD/Cassette/Radio; telephone. Rates from £300 p.w. incl. of utility bills (except telephone calls). Tel.: 01865 557529; e-mail: oxfordbase@yahoo.co.uk.

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

Finders Keepers is celebrating its 30th year as Oxfordshire's leading letting agent, providing a specialist service to both landlords and tenants throughout the Oxfordshire and the surrounding counties. With experienced letting and management teams Finders Keepers provide a high standard of service to all our clients. If you would like more information about Finders Keepers' services please contact us at our Head Office at 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7BY, tel.: (00 44) 1865 311011, or visit the Finders Keepers Web site at www.finders.co.uk.

Delightful rooms in North Oxford available now. £55 p.w. Book by telephone or fax: 01865 511657 or e-mail: mcadex@gofornet.co.uk.

[ao 101 and then first of each month for academic year. Invoice.] Available by the week for visitors to Oxford: self-contained, fully-furnished studio flat, centrally located in Kingston Road. En suiteshower, toilet and washbasin, and fully-equipped kitchen area. Sleeps 2. £300 p.w. all inc. British Tourist Board approved 3 Stars. For further information tel.: 01865 516913 or visit: http://www.oxfordcity.co.uk/accom/studioflat.


Accommodation Sought

Furnished 3- or 4-bedroom house or flat, preferably in North Oxford, for visiting academic non-smoking family with children ages 12, 9, and 7, Jan.,2003 through late spring/early summer. Contact Professor David Wirth, Boston College Law School, tel.: 001 617 552 1237, fax: 001 617 552 2615 (attention D. Wirth), e-mail: wirthd@bc.edu.

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.

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.


Accommodation sought to rent or exchange

Oxford/Cambridge. Moving from Cambridge to Oxford. Looking for 2- bedroom house or flat in central Oxford to rent, or exchange with 2-bedroom Victorian terrace house in Gwydir Street, central Cambridge (excellent location, nice garden, near railway station and town centre). Moving in mid- Feb. for 2/3 years, but start/end dates could be flexible within that period. Gary Snapper. E-mail: gabrielsnapper@ntworld.com; tel.: 01223 503272.


Holiday Lets

Florida: fully-equipped villa on peaceful Southern Dunes golf course community 30 minutes south of Orlando; 4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, fully-fitted kitchen, heated pool, air-conditioned throughout. Sleeps 8–10. From £400 p.w. E-mail: hockeyvilla@yahoo.co.uk or phone 020 7486 2918 (weekdays) or 01865 725065 (weekends). See www.floridabreeze.co.uk for more details and photos.

Dordogne/Charente: fully-equipped converted farmhouse; sleeps 10; antique furniture; 2 fireplaces, c.h. Peaceful and quiet. River and lake nearby. Bordeaux 1 hour. 600/1100 euros p.w. Long-term lets also available. Tel.: +33 6 73 472 471; e-mail: a.m.motard@iep.u-bordeaux.fr.

Venice: large flat in the heart of Venice, near Palazzo Grassi, in the heart of Venice, with large traditional sitting-room, and separate dining room, well- appointed kitchen, 1 double bedroom with en suitebathroom, second bedroom with twin beds, third bedroom with 1 bed (+ 1), and a second bathroom. The flat is ideal for a family, in pristine condition, and available for short periods on a weekly basis at £600 per week. Tel.: + 39 0423 723582, e-mail: tagariello@libero.it.

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.

Venice holiday home rentable weekly or termly: an independent mini-flat fully equipped for four in a convenient area between railway station and Rialto bridge near shops, restaurants, and boat stops; half an hour by train from Padova. It consists of a small bedroom for 2 and a pleasant living area with divan bed, leading to kitchen area. Carefully furnished by an Anglo-Italian couple who will post further details incl. photos. Tel.: 00 39 644 230361; e-mail: fervas@tiscalinet.it. Euros 390 weekly, inc. services. Reduced rates for terms.


For Sale

Piano for sale, £750: modern upright mahogany veneer, overstrung "Zender" from Kempsters of Witney, 2 owners, ideal for piano lessons. Buyer collects. Tel.: 01865 243216 9–5 p.m. (work) or 01993 704315 8–9 p.m. (home). Isabelle Tams.

Compaq Presario 1635 laptop, £500, with manual, 4 years old; new digital video camera DCR-PC5E PAL Sony, used twice, £900 (cost £1,000 + 3 year cover plan of £200); BMW Z3 1997 2.8 top spec., black and tan leather, CD changer, expanding family forces sale, £18,000. Contact Emma: 01865 558441 or 07815 899451.

Dolmetsch bentside spinet–1974. 1 x 8ft; English walnut case; five octaves FF–f3; spine length–60"; maximum front to back–26"; restrung 2001; very good condition. £1,600. Ideal practice instrument where space is limited. Dr Charles Mould. Tel.: 01451 860876, fax: 01451 861691, e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net.

Flat for Sale

For sale in Normandy spa town of Bagnoles de l'Orne, 1-bedroom flat, new wood floor, new bathroom, unfinished project in new building. Offers around £20,000. Dr James Daniels, tel.: 01865 453734.

House Sought to Purchase

Central North Oxford: we are searching for a 4-/5-bedroom period family house to buy, preferably Victorian or earlier, in good condition and within walking distance of the city centre. Currently renting and therefore in a position to purchase immediately, or willing to wait while you relocate. Please tel: 01865 292896.



Jowett Senior Scholarships

Balliol College proposes to elect two Jowett Senior Scholars. The scholarships, which will be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit, are open to graduates currently working in Oxford who are reading, or intend to read, for a D.Phil. Applicants will normally be in at least their first year and not later than their second year of graduate work at the time of application. The scholarships are tenable in any subject for which the college admits students.

The scholarships will be awarded for a maximum of two years. Scholars will take up their award on 1 October 2003.

The value of the scholarships is £1,750 a year. In addition, scholars will receive free meals, and they will be entitled to dine twice a week at high table. The scholars will be entitled to accommodation (for which they will be charged) until they have completed their university residence requirements. This accommodation will be in the Graduate Centre at Holywell Manor.

There will also be Jowett Exhibitions, up to the value of £1,250 each for candidates who are runners up for the Jowett Senior Scholarships. These will be restricted to members of Balliol College. The exhibitions are tenable for one year only.

Application forms may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ. They should be returned by Friday, 7 February 2003 (third week of Hilary Term). There is no separate application form required for the exhibitions. The college hopes to interview short-listed applicants during the week commencing Monday, 24 February (sixth week).

Phizackerley Senior Scholarship

Balliol College proposes to elect a Phizackerley Senior Scholar in the Medical Sciences. The scholarship, which will be awarded solely on the basis of academic merit, is open to graduates currently working in Oxford who are reading, or intend to read, for a D.Phil. Applicants will normally be in at least their first year and not later than their second year of graduate work at the time of application.

The scholarship will be awarded for a maximum of two years. The scholar will take up the award on 1 October 2003.

The value of the scholarship is £1,750 a year. In addition, the scholar will receive free meals, and will be entitled to dine twice a week at high table. The scholar will be entitled to accommodation (for which he or she will be charged) until he or she has completed the university residence requirements. This accommodation will be in the Graduate Centre at Holywell Manor.

Application forms may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ. They should be returned by Friday, 7 February 2003 (third week of Hilary Term). There is no separate application form required for the exhibitions. The college hopes to interview short-listed applicants during the week commencing Monday, 24 February 2003 (sixth week).

Leonard Stein Lecturership 2003–4

Balliol College invites applications for the Leonard Stein Lecturership 2003–4, to be held in the fields of international relations, politics, or modern history, with special reference to the study of those subjects in relation to the modern Middle East. The post-holder is responsible for giving a number of named lectures in this subject area and should also be willing to provide a small amount of tutorial teaching, if asked to do so by the college. It is expected that the post-holder would be able to reside in Oxford for a period of between two to four weeks during the academic year 2003–4 in order to give the lectures; the college will provide accommodation, if required. The college is able to be reasonably flexible about the term in which the lectures would take place.

Accommodation and most meals during the period would be provided by the college. In addition, there will be an honorarium of between £1,000 and £2,000, depending on the number of lectures proposed.

Further particulars are available from the Senior Tutor, Balliol College, Oxford OX1 3BJ. The closing date for applications is 8 January. The choice of the college will not necessarily be limited to those who apply.


Domus Graduate Scholarships

Merton College is offering three or four Domus Graduate Scholarships in 2003, in two separate competitions, A and B. The scholarships are intended to assist students of outstanding academic excellence who for financial reasons would not otherwise be able to study at the University of Oxford. They cover full board and accommodation in the college, college and university fees, and an additional grant of approximately £4,000. Subject to satisfactory progress, the scholarships will be tenable for three years.

Competition A is open to graduates of any university, who are not ordinarily resident in the UK, and have not done more than two years of postgraduate study or research, and propose to begin a course of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford in October 2003 in any of the subjects normally acceptable for graduate study at the college, and have no other funding which would allow them to do so. The college intends to award two scholarships.

The closing date for this competition is 21 February 2003.

Applicants who have not been accepted as doctoral students by the relevant faculty or department of the University by Friday, 14 March 2003, will be rejected. This process, over which the college has no control, may take about two months.

Those interested in applying for the scholarships should contact the Secretary for Graduates, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (telephone: Oxford (2)76299, fax: (2)86500, e-mail: julieg@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk), as soon as possible to ask for further particulars. Those who have not already applied for admission to the University are advised to contact the Oxford University Graduate Admissions Office, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: graduate.admissions@admin.ox.ac.uk ), or the relevant department of the University. They should also consult the University's Graduate Studies Prospectus, obtainable from the Graduate Admissions Office, and on the University's home page
(http://www.ox.ac.uk), where departmental addresses and much other important information may be found.

Competition B is open to graduates of any university with a first-class honours degree, who are ordinarily resident in the UK, and have not done more than two years of postgraduate study or research, and have been accepted to begin a course of study leading to the degree of Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Oxford in October 2003 in any subject normally acceptable for graduate study at the college, and have no other funding which would allow them to do so. The college intends to award one or two scholarships. Those interested in applying should contact the Secretary for Graduates as above. Inquiries may be made at any time after 1 January 2003, but applications should be submitted no earlier than 15 August 2003. The closing date will be 1 September 2003.

Greendale Scholarship 2003

Merton College proposes to elect a Greendale Scholar from 1 October 2003. Greendale Scholarships are for Swiss nationals or Swiss residents, who are graduates of, or in their final year of study at, a Swiss university. The term `Swiss resident' means an individual of whatever nationality who holds a category `B' or a category `C' residence permit issued by the Government of Switzerland. Candidates should have completed their first degree between 1 May 2000 and 1 October 2003 and should have spent no more than two years in postgraduate study or research. The scholarship will run for up to three years. It covers full board and lodging at Oxford, all university and college fees, and a contribution towards other costs.

The Greendale Scholar will be required to register for a degree course or some other formal qualification within Oxford University. In no circumstances will a scholarship be conferred upon someone who is not able to enter the University in October 2003.

Further particulars and copies of the application form may be obtained from the Secretary for Graduates, Tutorial Office, Merton College, Oxford OX1 4JD (telephone: Oxford (2)76299, fax: (2)86500, e-mail: julieg@admin.merton.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications and references is Friday, 21 February 2003.


Appointment of Pastry Chef

A pastry chef is required, to work in an enthusiastic kitchen within a small, friendly, postgraduate college. Applicants should have a good sense of humour, a keen attitude, and a love of cooking.

The main duties of the post are to manage the pastry section in consultation with the Head Chef, and to aid other chefs in their day-to-day duties. City and Guilds, 706/1 and 706/2, or NVQ equivalent, and experience in sweets, pastry-, or bread-making/preparation are essential.

The college offers generous holidays, a contributory pension scheme, free meals whilst on duty, staff car park, and a bus-pass scheme. Salary: £14,835–£16,575, dependent upon qualifications and experience. The job involves forty hours per week, to be worked over split and straight shifts.

For an informal discussion of the post, contact the Head Chef, Ross Boffin, on Oxford (2)78532. Further information and application forms are available from Jane MacAlister, Personnel Assistant, Nuffield College, New Road, Oxford OX1 1NF (telephone: Oxford (2)78603). The closing date for completed applications is 13 December. Interviews are scheduled for 19 December.

Nuffield College is an equal opportunities employer.


Laming Junior Fellowships

The governing body proposes to elect to one Laming Junior Fellowship in the field of living foreign languages or modern subjects connected therewith.

A candidate for a junior fellowship must be a British citizen and a member of the University, who shall normally not, on the first day of tenure of the fellowship, have entered upon the twenty-fifth term from his or her matriculation at the university where he or she obtained a first degree.

The fellowship will be tenable for one year from 1 October 2003 and may be extended for a further year. The fellow will be required to reside in the foreign country to which the course of study relates for a period determined by the governing body, and, apart from reasonable vacations, will be required to reside in Oxford for any part of the period of the appointment not spent abroad.

The total emoluments and allowances will amount to not less than £10,578 per annum. University fees, where appropriate, may be paid in addition. During residence in Oxford, fellows are entitled to lunch and dine at the common table free of charge. Further particulars and application forms may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Queen's College, Oxford OX1 4AW (e-mail: particulars@queens.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for entries is 31 January.


Appointment of Deputy Director of Development

Applications are invited for the post of Deputy Director of Development at St Edmund Hall. The college is currently engaged in a successful Campaign to raise £7m.

The aim of the new appointment in the Development Office is to give fund-raising and alumni relations added momentum.

The Deputy Development Director will work alongside the Development Director and will be involved in the whole range of development activities including mailings, telephone campaigns, research, and personal visits to old members. He or she will develop a strategy for improving the alumni database and Web site.

The successful candidate will have a university degree, and around five years' relevant experience either in fund-raising, or in sales and marketing. He or she will be an ambassador for the college, able to persuade and influence potential donors, as well as the fellowship, staff, and students. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who can also manage and motivate a small team effectively.

The salary will be around £35,000 per annum for the right candidate. Applications, including a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to Terence Cudbird, Development Director, St Edmund Hall, Queen's Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR (telephone: Oxford (2)79041, e-mail: terence.cudbird@seh.ox.ac.uk), quoting reference OUG 28. The closing date for applications is Friday, 20 December.


Appointment of Campaign Director

The successful candidate will direct the college's 75th Anniversary Campaign which seeks to raise at least £7.5m by 2006.

The role will involve working closely with Professor Bernard Silverman, who will become Master in October 2003, and the fellows of the college in order to complete preparations for the Campaign and then manage it to a successful conclusion. Previous successful fund-raising management, preferably within higher education, is essential.

The salary and benefits will reflect the importance that the college attaches to this post. The successful candidate will be offered a three-year contract, which may be renewed. It is likely that he or she will be elected to a fellowship of the college on satisfactory completion of a probationary period.

To apply please write by 18 December, enclosing a full curriculum vitae with contact details for two referees, to Olivia Henley, College Secretary, St Peter's College, Oxford OX1 2DL (e-mail: olivia.henley@spc.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)78864), from whom further details of the post may be obtained. Applicants should ask their referees to write to the College Secretary by the closing date.


Research Fellowship in Classics

The colleges invite applications for a Research Fellowship in any branch of Classics, tenable for four years from 1 October 2003. For the first two years its holder will be a Research Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, and for the second two years the P.S. Allen Junior Research Fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. The fellowship is open to graduates of any university who on 1 October 2003 will have completed not more than five years of research. The initial stipend is estimated to be £15,075 plus allowances.

Further particulars and application forms are available on request from Mrs J. Leaver, Tutorial Assistant, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge CB2 1RH (telephone: 01223 764296, fax: 01223 765586, e-mail: jel33@cam.ac.uk), or from the Web site, http://www.corpus.cam. ac.uk/fellowship/research/jointrf.htm. Application forms and testimonials must be received by 15 January.

The colleges are equal opportunities employers.


Max Newman Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for the Max Newman Research Fellowship, tenable for three years from 1 October 2003, to carry out research in Pure Mathematics (including Probability and the mathematical aspects of Computer Science). The salary on appointment will be £24,121 per annum. The fellow will, in addition, hold a part-time consultancy post at Government Communications Headquarters, Cheltenham, for two months each summer, for which the fellow will be paid a consultancy fee of £3.000 per annum. A generous allowance is provided for academic travel.

Applicants must be British citizens. Nationality rules can be viewed on http://www.gchq.gov.uk/recruitment/current/ nationality.html.

Further details (accessible on http://www.dpmms.cam.ac.uk/Vacancies ) and application forms can be obtained from Professor G.R. Grimmett, Head of Department, Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge CB3 0WB (telephone: 01223 337996, fax: 01223 337920, or from the Administrator by e-mail: S.Lowe@dpmms.cam.ac.uk).

The closing date for applications is 31 December.


The Mastership

The college is seeking to elect a new Master, to succeed Sir Roger Tomkys who will retire in July 2004. Candidates must be of considerable ability, distinction, and experience, either in academic life or in some other field of activity, to provide leadership of a thriving, democratic, self-governing institution. An ability to represent and promote the college to the outside world is important. The college has an active development programme in which it is expected that the Master will be involved.

The post is open to both men and women. Election will be to the retirement age, normally sixty-seven, and it is expected that the successful candidate will serve for at least five years. The duties of the Master are to a degree negotiable; they do not necessarily require full-time activity. The salary will be commensurate with academic scales.

Both direct applications, and also suggestions as to candidates the college might approach, are welcomed. Further particulars may be obtained from the President, Pembroke College, Cambridge CB2 1RF.

Some information about the college is available on its Web site at http://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/.


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 29 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Springboard, Programme 1' (second workshop), 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

THE REVD DR E. CONDRY: `The state, the monarchy, and religious identities in the UK' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `The nation-state and religious identities'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

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

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Arundel and the Arundel Marbles', 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.)

MRS SONIA GANDHI: `Conflict and co-existence in our age' (lecture), Schools, 5.15 p.m. (admission by ticket only, from the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies: tel. (2)78730, fax 248942).

J.-Y. TADIÉ: `Histoire et création dans l'oeuvre d'Alexandre Dumas' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

WADHAM COLLEGE MUSIC SOCIETY performs Beethoven's Egmont Overture, Liszt's Piano Concerto in E flat major, and Franck's Symphony in D minor, University Church, 8 p.m. (admission £5/£3; free to members of Wadham College).

Saturday 30 November

PROGRAMME ON CONTEMPORARY TURKEY conference: `Turkish relations with the Turkic Republics of the CIS', St Antony's, 9 a.m.--6.30 p.m. (enquiries: tel. (2)88202 or e-mail: academic@orinst.ox.ac.uk).

MAISON FRANÇAISE colloquium: `Evans-Pritchard's anthropology: English contexts, French perspectives, African realities', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–6 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

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

OXFORD UNIVERSITY WIND ORCHESTRA: concert, University Church, 8 p.m. (admission £6, concessions £4, at the door).

ANTHONY PAY (clarinet), COLIN CARR (cello), and YAEL WEISS (piano) perform chamber works by Beethoven and Brahms, Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the Porters' Lodge).

Sunday 1 December

THE REVD OLIVER O'DONOVAN preaches the sermon for Advent Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

Monday 2 December

PROFESSOR A. GOTTLIEB: `Birth or re-birth? Religion, labour, and post-partum practices among the Beng of Côte d'Ivoire' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Childbirth practices'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Introduction to PageMaker (v.6.5)', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CLUB: Annual General Meeting, 1 p.m. (agendas may be obtained from the club).

K.T. SILVA: `Malaria and ayurveda in British Ceylon' (seminar series: `Metropolis, periphery, and nation: medicine and colonialism'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL: `The high period of Tantra: ritual technologies and the state' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach'), Schools, 5 p.m.

KAH-MING NG: `Viols lamenting sweetly: the use of viols in seventeenth-century concerted music' (public lecture), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.30 p.m.

CHARIVARI AGRÉABLE (musical director Kah-Ming Ng), performs `In Dir ist Freude', with music for four viols and continuo by J.S. Bach, Muffat, Nicolai, Schenk, Schütz, and Telemann, the chapel, Exeter College, 8 p.m. (tickets £10 (£8/£5 concessions) from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door). (An open rehearsal will be held in the chapel at 3.30 p.m. For details of a lecture by Kah-Ming Ng, see above.)

Tuesday 3 December

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Graphics for the Web', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

DR NIKE WAGNER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor in European Comparative Literature): `Richard Wagner's posterity' (lecture series: `Love and death: Vienna, Wagner, and fin de siècle culture'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL: `The high period of Tantra: the privatisation of Tantra' (Wilde Lectures in Natural and Comparative Religion: `Indic religions until 1200 AD: a critical and anthropological approach'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR M. JASCHOK: `Women's mosques and female ahong: innovation or aberration' (Seminars in the study of religions), Lecture Room 2, Christ Church, 5 p.m.

DR A. BUCHANAN: `Are there some key messages? Bringing the research together' (Department of Social Policy and Social Work seminars: `Relationships and child wellbeing'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

OPERA OXFORD performs Mozart's Symphony no. 40 in G minor and `Exultate Jubilate', and Beethoven's `Eroica' symphony, University Church, 8 p.m. (tickets £8/£5).

Wednesday 4 December

M. WYNNE and R. WILLIAMS: `Virtual corpora' (seminar series: `Digital projects in Oxford'), OUCS, 12.30 p.m.

THE ALLEGRI STRING QUARTET performs the first quartet by Steffan Rees, and, with pianist Cecily Lock, Dvorák's Piano Quintet in A, op. 81, Holywell Music Room, 1 p.m. (tickets £5/£3 from Tickets Oxford at the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, tel. 305305, or at the door).

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

ST CATHERINE'S COLLEGE exhibition opens: `Forty years on'—photographs by Fred Jarvis (in the dining hall, until 13 December; open weekdays 2–5 p.m.).

P. VAN KRIEKEN: `Terrorism, global governance, and forced migration' (Seminars on Forced Migration), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

CECILY LOCK: piano recital of works by Haydn, Tchaikovsky, Janácek, and Messiaen, Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's, 6 p.m. (admission free).

EDWARD BALLS: `Why the Five Economic Tests?' (Sir Alec Cairncross Lecture), the chapel, St Peter's, 6 p.m.

UNIVERSITY CHURCH: Choral Evensong with the resident choir (short service and music by Gibbons and Purcell), 6.15 p.m.

MRS H. PINHAS-COHEN: `The neo-religious Hebrew poetry' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

Thursday 5 December

THE REVD MARTIN PALMER: `Science—one of the great belief systems of the world—but only one' (seminar series: `What is the future of science-based conservation?'), School of Geography and the Environment, 1 p.m.

DR J. BOYDEN: `Girls on the front line: conceptualisations of gender and generation in the aftermath of war' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The girl child living in difficult circumstances: a cross-cultural perspective'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

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

P. ASHWORTH: `Idiographic plagiarism' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), Seminar Room, IAUL, 4 p.m.

TARIQ ALI: `Fundamentalism, human rights, and the media' (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies: International Human Rights Seminars), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

JEAN ECHENOZ (writer, Prix Goncourt 1999): open forum, Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

Friday 6 December

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `Aiding communication' (working lunch), OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

DANNY DRIVER plays piano works by Bach, Debussy, Mozart, and Ravel, Maison Française, 8 p.m.

SCHOLA CANTORUM of Oxford performs Handel's Dixit Dominus, Bach's Jesu Meine Freude, and sacred cantatas and motets, University Church, 8 p.m.

DANNY DRIVER: piano recital of works by Bach, Mozart, Debussy, and Ravel, Maison Française, 8 p.m. (admission free).

Saturday 7 December


ORGAN RECITAL: Christoph Tietze, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

OXFORD BROOKES CHORAL AND ORCHESTRAL SOCIETY: concert of works by Stravinsky, Beethoven, Howells, Copland, and others, University Church, 7 p.m. (admissions £4, concessions £3, at the door).

Monday 9 December

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

COMPUTING SERVICES course: `From design to production', OUCS, 12.30–1.30 p.m.

Tuesday 10 December

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