Oxford University Gazette: 28 October 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 135, No. 4711: 28 October 2004

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


Register of Congregation

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

Blanes I Vidal, J., Nuffield

Clark, S.C., Keble

Gileadi, O., Structural Genomics Consortium

Provost, C., Nuffield

Tavits, M., Nuffield

van Bommel, J.E., Linacre


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

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

  • CONGREGATION 2 November
    • Notice of cancellation
    • *1 Declaration of approval of Changes in Congregation Regulations: Conduct of Ceremonies in Congregation, and certain other Ceremonies
    • *2 Declaration of approval of Resolution approving the Conferment of an Honorary Degree
  • CONGREGATION 16 November 2 p.m.
    • 1 Voting on Resolution authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund
    • 2 Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies



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 changes in Congregation Regulations 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, Vol. 133, p. 100).

CONGREGATION 16 November 2 p.m.

¶ Members of Congregation are reminded that written notice of any intention to vote against or to propose an amendment to the resolutions at item 1 below, or of any wish to speak or to ask a question concerning the Vice-Chancellor's Oration at item 2 below, signed in each case by at least two members of Congregation, must be given to the Registrar by noon on Monday, 8 November (see the note on the conduct of business in Congregation at the end of `University Agenda').

1 Voting on Resolutions authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

(i) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund know as Bodleian Fund B, a sum of up to £25k as a contribution towards the cost of work on cataloguing the Abinger papers.

(ii) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund known as the Unearmarked Fund the sum of up to £15k for the same purpose.

2 Presentation of Vice-Chancellor's Oration

The Oration delivered by the retiring Vice-Chancellor on 5 October 2004 will be presented and may be discussed.

¶ The Oration has been published as Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4707.



The Educational Policy and Standards Committee and the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division have established a joint committee to review the Department of Chemistry, as part of the University's procedures for the rolling review of faculties and departments.

The terms of reference are as follows:

1. To review progress made in response to the last General Board review (1996) and HEFCE teaching quality assessment (1993), and to identify any further action required in the light of changed circumstances since those reviews (including in particular the structural and operational unification of Chemistry).

2. To review the quality of academic activities in the department, by reference to international standards of excellence, and in the context of the University's mission statement and corporate plan. In particular:

(a) the quality of the research of the department, including its participation in interdepartmental, interdivisional and interdisciplinary activities, its research profile and strategy, and future challenges and opportunities;

(b) the quality of undergraduate and graduate programmes and their delivery and related issues, including: access and admissions; curriculum design and programme structure; teaching, learning, and assessment; the relationship between teaching and research; academic and pastoral support and guidance; the provision and use of learning resources (including staff resources); specific arrangements for the pursuit of graduate studies (including research degrees and research training and provision for part-time study); relationships with colleges; quality assurance mechanisms; arrangements for academic administration;

(c) the organisation of the department, its management and administrative structures, and the relationship between the department and the division, including such matters as: strategic planning; academic and non-academic staff planning and recruitment; student number planning; terms of appointment for academic staff, including career development and equal opportunities issues; accommodation and future space needs; fund- raising; support services;

(d) the relationship (structural and operational) between units within the department, and between the department and cognate subject areas and colleges to which it is linked in teaching and research.

3. To consider the current and long-term financial position of, and funding arrangements for, the department and its financial strategy.

The membership of the committee is as follows:

Dr W.D. Macmillan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic) (Chairman)

Professor Jeremy Sanders, FRS, University of Cambridge

Professor James Feast, FRS, University of Durham

Professor Anne Dell, FRS, Imperial College

Professor Graham Fleming, FRS, University of California, Berkeley

Professor Gerry Pattenden, FRS, University of Nottingham

Professor Mike Klein, FRS, University of Pennsylvania

Professor C.N.R Rao, FRS, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore

Professor Ian Walmsley, Department of Physics

Dr John Brown, FRS, Department of Chemistry

Professor David Clary, FRS, Head of MPS Division

The review committee would welcome written comments on matters falling within its terms of reference. These should be sent to the secretary of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division, Ms M.A. Robertson, 9 Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PD (fax (2)82571, e-mail: maryann.robertson@mps.ox.ac.uk), by 10 December 2004.



The title awarded to DR D. CHATTY, St Cross College, in the recent Recognition of Distinction exercise has been amended to Reader in Anthropology and Forced Migration.


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


                                                 Appointed by

Professor S.D. Iversen                           Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Principal of Lady Margaret Hall              ex officio
Professor J.I. Bell                              Council
Professor J. Collingridge                        Council
Professor E. Sim                                 Medical Sciences Board
Dr K. Fleming                                    Medical Sciences Board
Professor R. Flower                              Medical Sciences Board
Dr C.A.R. Boyd                                   Medical Sciences Board
Professor A.F. Brading                           Lady Margaret Hall

[1] Appointed by Mr Vice-Chancellor under the provisions of Sects. 10 and 11 of Stat. IX (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, Vol. 133, p. 108).


Professor of Divinity

Amended notice

PROFESSOR MARILYN ADAMS will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 8 November, in the Examination Schools.

Note: the Gazette of 21 October (p. 250) incorrectly stated that the time of Professor Adams' lecture had been brought forward to 4.30 p.m. The time of 5 p.m., which had been published earlier, is correct.

Subject: `The immaculate conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary: a thought experiment in medieval philosophical theology.'

Professor of the Archaeology of the Roman Empire

PROFESSOR ANDREW WILSON will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November, in the Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Romans at work.'

Nolloth Professor of the Philosophy of the Christian Religion

PROFESSOR BRIAN LEFTOW will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 15 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `A truly ontological argument.'

Professor of Poetry

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER RICKS will deliver his Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 22 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Many voices---1. From the French.'

Professor of Environmental Science

PROFESSOR DIANA LIVERMAN will deliver her Inaugural Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Environment and the Americas.'


THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury, will deliver the Romanes Lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the Examination Schools.

Admission will be by ticket only. Tickets may be obtained from the reception desk of the Examination Schools, or by e-mail from the Vice-Chancellor's Office (e-mail: alison.miles@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `Religious lives.'


ROSEMARY HILL, Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, will deliver the Hussey Lecture on the Church and the Arts at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 11 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: ` "To stones a moral life": Welby Pugin and the Gothic revival.'


PROFESSOR J.H. SILBEY will deliver the Harmsworth Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 23 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `The party of Lincoln: Abraham Lincoln and the emergence of the Republican Party before the Civil War.'


PROFESSOR SIR RICHARD PETO, winner of the Weldon Memorial Medal 2003, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 1 November, in Lecture Theatre A, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Halving premature death.'


PROFESSOR MICHELE GRAZIADEI, Università del Piemonte orientale, will deliver the Clarendon Law Lectures as follows in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building. The lectures are open to the public. Those wishing to attend are asked to arrive early.

The first two lectures will be given on Monday, 1 November.

Mon. 1 Nov., 5 p.m.: `On playing tennis with the net up: fiduciary obligations, contractual relations, and property rights.'

Mon. 1 Nov., 6.10 p.m.: `Fiduciary obligations in civilian countries: a primer.'

Tue. 2 Nov., 5 p.m.: `Non aes sed fides: directors' duties, fiduciary obligations, and the human factor.'


Department of Earth Sciences

The following seminars will be held on Mondays at 4.30 p.m. in the Lecture Theatre, Earth Sciences Department.

1 Nov.: `InSAR observations of low slip rates on the major faults of western Tibet.'

DR S. JACKMAN, FirstFaraday
8 Nov.: `Assessing and overcoming constraints to the bioremediation of contaminated sites.'

15 Nov.: `The geochemistry of aqueous fluids and gases in high temperature Earth systems.'

22 Nov.: `Metal complexation at the mineral–water interface: molecular controls on aqueous geochemistry.'

29 Nov.: `Making earth observation work: operational application of satellite data—the ocean example.'

Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory: Soft Matter, Biomaterials, and Interfaces

Additional seminar

PROFESSOR G. FULLER, Stanford, will give an additional seminar in this series at 4 p.m. on Monday, 6 December, in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room, the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Professor J. Klein.

Subject: `Two-dimensional suspensions—interfacial rheology, adhesion, and stability.'


Sub-faculty of Italian: postgraduate seminars

Amended notice

The lecture by DOMENICO SCARPA on `Una virgola nel sangue. Caratteri ebraici nella letteratura italiana nel '900 (Svevo, Ginzburg, Levi, Calvino, Montale)' will take place at 3 p.m. (and not at 5 p.m. as previously announced) on Monday, 22 November, in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

The literary theory seminar by PROFESSOR DAVID FORGACS on `Marxism' will take place at 5 p.m. on 23 November (and not on 9 November as previously announced) in Lecture Room 2, Christ Church.


Complex Adaptive Systems Group Seminar Series

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 12.30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Seminar Room A, the Saïd Business School.

Convener: Dr Felix Reed-Tsochas.

DR F. LILJEROS, Stockholm
2 Nov., Seminar Room B: `Structural properties of large empirical social networks and their likely effects on the transmission of disease.'

PROFESSOR C. GEORGES, Hamilton College
9 Nov.: `Learning dynamics and nonlinear misspecifications in an artificial financial market.'

DR N. SAAM, Munich
23 Nov.: `Simulating international negotiations.'

30 Nov.: `Risky decision-making in feathered and naked bipeds.'


Strachey Lecture

PROFESSOR R. BRENT will deliver a Strachey Lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 November, in the Lecture Theatre, the Wolfson Building.

Subject: `Uncertainty can be better than certainty: some algorithms for primality testing.'


DR MALIKHA ZEGHAL, CNRS, Paris, and University of Chicago, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 November, in the Centre.

Subject: `Do religious institutions matter? The Ulama of al-Azhar in contemporary Egypt.'


Richardson Lecture

DR TONY PHELAN will deliver the Richardson Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, in the Pusey Lecture Room, Keble College.

Subject: `Brecht and the Julius Caesar business.'


Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR T. GARTON ASH will deliver the Adam von Trott Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 30 November, in the chapel, Mansfield College.

Subject: `Are there moral foundations of European power?'


Reuters Foundation Programme

Media and Politics

DAVID YELLAND, formerly editor of The Sun, will speak in this seminar series at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 October, in Nuffield College.

Conveners: Dr David Butler and Mr Paddy Coulter.


Hoskins Lecture

ROY PORTER, Advisory Board for Redundant Churches, Westminster, London, will deliver the Hoskins Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Wednesday, 10 November, in the Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, St Anne's College. The annual lecture, in honour of Professor William G. Hoskins, on some aspect of local history, has been generously endowed by the late Mrs Jean Duffield.

Subject: `Gateways onto the past: churches, redundancy and local history.'


Middle East Centre

King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture

DR SALEH MALIK, Member of the Saudi Shura Council, Founder and President of the Social Research and Development Centre, Riyadh, will deliver the second King Abdul Aziz ibn Saud Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 18 November, in the College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College.

Subject: `The Shura Council experiment in Saudi Arabia.'


LORD BUTLER, Master of University College, will lecture at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, 17 November, in St Antony's College. Enquiries should be directed to the Oxford Chabad Society (telephone: Oxford 200158 or e-mail: oxfordchabad@aol.com).

Subject: `The reasons for the 2003 Iraq war.'


Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture

ANDREW MOTION, Professor of Creative Writing, Royal Holloway College, London, and Poet Laureate, will deliver the Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 4 November, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College. Professor David Womersley, Warton Professor of English Literature, will be in the chair.

Subject: ` "Public property: private property". A talk with readings.'


Philip Geddes Memorial Lecture

JON SNOW, Channel 4 News, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 12 November, in the Examination Schools.

Subject: `Shooting history.'


Chatham Lecture

THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS, Archbishop of Canterbury, will deliver the Chatham Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 29 October, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Convictions, loyalties, and the secular state.'


PROFESSOR LESTER K. LITTLE, Smith College, American Academy in Rome, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the Garrard Room, Harris Manchester College. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Cypress beams, Kufic script, and cut stone: rebuilding the master narrative of early European history.'


GILLIAN GREEN will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Wednesday, 3 November, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Visitors are welcome to attend (admission £2).

Subject: `Cambodian "ship cloths" and their role in community celebrations.'


The following lectures will be given at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in Rewley House. All members of the University are welcome to attend.

9 Nov.: ` "Outlandish words" in the OED.'

18 Nov.: `Unabridgeable, unmanageable, unworkable: William Craigie and his last OED crisis.'


Amended notice

Applications are invited for one or more scholarships funded by bequests from the late Mr and Mrs Hedley Lucas. Applicants should be undergraduates of either sex reading for the Honour School of Theology or for the Honour School of Philosophy and Theology who, during the year of tenure, either will be in the second or third year of their course or will be reading for the honour school as students having Senior Status. Preference will be given to candidates preparing to enter the Christian Ministry or proposing to do so.

The value of the awards, which will be made on the basis of financial need subject to reasonable academic performance, will be set at the discretion of the committee of management, but will not exceed £1,300. The scholarships will be tenable for one year and will be renewable for one further year at the discretion of the committee of management.

Applications, giving details of the candidate's financial situation, should be submitted through college tutors, who should provide a supporting letter with details of the candidate's academic performance. Applications should be sent to The Revd Dr Mark Chapman, Ripon College, Cuddesdon, Oxford OX44 9EX, during March 2005.

Note: this notice replaces the notice concerning the scholarship in the Scholarships and Prizes Supplement (Gazette, p. 200), in which the incorrect address for applications was given.


Humanities Division




JOSEPHINE CRAWLEY QUINN (PH.D. California). Fellow of Worcester College. In Ancient History. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.


Comparative Philology and General Linguistics

MARY DALRYMPLE (PH.D. Stanford). Fellow of Linacre College. In General Linguistics. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.


Medieval and Modern Languages

DIMITRIS PAPANIKOLAOU (PH.D. London). Fellow of St Cross College. In Modern Greek. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2008.


English Language and Literature

BART BASTIAAN VAN ES (M.PHIL., PH.D. Cambridge). Fellow of St Catherine's College. In English. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

Modern History

KATHRYN JANE GLEADLE (PH.D. Warwick). Fellow of Mansfield College. In Modern History. From 1 September 2004 to 31 August 2009.


Medieval and Modern Languages

SARA LUCIA AMELIA BRANDELLERO (MA Brasilia). In Brazilian Literature and Culture. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2006.

Modern History

GRANT TAPSELL (M.PHIL., PH.D. Cambridge). In Early Modern History. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005.

DONALD J. RATCLIFFE, MA, M.PHIL. In American History. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.

GEORGE SOUTHCOMBE, M.ST. Fellow of Jesus College. In Early Modern History. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005.

ANNA MARY BAYMAN, M.ST. Fellow of St Hilda's College. In Early Modern History. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005.

GAVIN PATRICK LOUIS PARKINSON (MA, PH.D. Courtauld). In History of Art. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.

Oriental Studies

LINDA M. FLORES (MA Washington, PH.D. UCLA). In Modern Japanese. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2006.

THOMAS ANTONY WILLIAM NELSON, D.PHIL. In Japanese. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005.

FRANCES SUSAN REYNOLDS (MA, PH.D. Birmingham). In Assyriology. From 1 September 2004 to 31 August 2005.

JOSEPH BENJAMIN ASKEW (MA Monash, PH.D Adelaide). In Chinese. From 1 September 2004 to 31 August 2006.


Modern History

SANDRA P. SCANLON (MA Dublin). Fellow of St Hilda's and St Anne's Colleges. In Twentieth-Century American History. From 1 September 2004 to 31 August 2005.


ROBERT C. BISHOP (MA, PH.D. Texas). In Philosophy of Physics. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2005.


Medieval and Modern Languages

VILMA DE GASPERIN (MA Padua). In Italian. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.

Oriental Studies

NOA BRUME, BA. In Modern Hebrew. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.

TAJALSIR HAJNUR KANDOURA (MA Bath). In Arabic. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.



Medieval and Modern Languages

JAN FELLERER (MA Vienna, DR. DES. Basel). Fellow of Wolfson College. In Non-Russian Slavonic Languages. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.


ROBERT SAXTON, MA, D.MUS. Fellow of Worcester College. In Music. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.

Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art

SERA FURNEAUX, MA. Fellow of St Hilda's College. In Fine Art. From 1 October 2004 to 31 September 2007.


Oriental Studies

JAMES BRYANT LEWIS (MA Hawaii). Fellow of Wolfson College. In Korean. From 1 August 2004 to 31 July 2007.

Conferment of title


English Language and Literature

MISHTOONI CARYS ANNE BOSE, M.PHIL, D.PHIL. Student of Christ Church. In English. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

Environmental Sciences Division



SEBASTIAN M. SHIMELD (B.SC. Southampton, PH.D. Manchester). Fellow of Balliol. In Zoology. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

GILES F.S. WIGGS (B.SC., PH.D. UCL). Fellow-elect of Brasenose. In Geocomputation. From 1 January 2005 to 31 December 2009.

Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division



ZHONGMIN QIAN (PH.D. China). Fellow of Exeter. In Stochastic Analysis. From 1 October 2004 until 30 September 2009.

MARCUS P.F DU SAUTOY, MA, D.PHIL. Fellow-elect of Wadham. In Mathematics. From 1 October 2005 until 30 September 2010.

BALAZS SZENDROI (BA, PH.D. Cambridge). Fellow-elect of St Peter's. In Pure Mathematics. From 1 October 2005 until 30 September 2010.

ANDRE LUKAS (B.SC., PH.D.). Fellow of Balliol. In Theoretical Physics. From 1 October 2004 until 30 September 2009.

JOEL OUAKNINE, D.PHIL. (B.SC., M.SC. McGill). Fellow of St John's. In Computer Science. From 1 October 2004 until 30 September 2009.

MICHAEL HAYWARD, BA, D.PHIL. Fellow-elect of Somerville. In Inorganic Chemistry. From 1 August 2007 until 31 July 2012.


STEPHEN D BILLER (B.SC. Michigan, M.SC., PH.D. Irvine, USA.), Fellow of Mansfield College. In Physics. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.


Due to recent changes to published arrangements, an amended version of the Near and Middle Eastern Studies Lecture List for Michaelmas Term is now available online at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/pubs/lectures/os-nme.pdf.


With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, and of the Humanities Board, the following changes in regulations made by boards of faculties will come into effect on 12 November.

1 Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

M.St. and M.Phil. in Slavonic Studies

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 658, l. 31, after `Qualifying Examination.' insert `Candidates may not take subjects which they have already studied in a first degree course.'

2 Ibid., l. 35, after `for the M.Phil.' insert `The subject of the thesis should fall within the areas of Slavonic languages and literatures.'

3 Ibid., p. 728, l. 32, after `from any one Schedule.' insert `Candidates may not take subjects which they have already studied in a first degree course.'

4 Ibid., ll. 33--6, delete from `Candidates will be examined' to `a subject of the candidate's choice.' and substitute:

`Candidates will be examined by written examination, except Schedule 2.iv (Methods of Criticism and the Theory of Literature) which will be examined under the regulations for the M.St./M.Phil. in European Literature, and except that in lieu of written examination in one subject a candidate may elect under Schedule 2.v to submit an essay of 6,000 to 8,000 words on a subject of the candidate's choice. The subject of the essay should fall within the areas of Slavonic languages and literatures.'

5 Ibid., delete p. 728, l. 50, and p. 729, l. 3, and renumber existing options (ii)–(xii) as (i)–(x) accordingly.

6 Ibid., p. 729, l. 14, delete `Methods of Metrical Analysis' and substitute `Prague School of Linguistics'.

7 Ibid., l. 24, delete `Belorussian or'.

8 Ibid., l. 25, delete `or' and substitute `and'.

9 Ibid., delete ll. 34 and 35 and renumber existing options (ii)–(xii) as (i)–(x) accordingly.

10 Ibid., l. 48, delete `Russian Literature before Pushkin' and substitute `Literature and Culture of the Russian Enlightenment'.

11 Ibid., after l.50 insert `iv. Russian Modes of Lyric (1820--1940)' and renumber existing options (iv)–(viii) as (v)–(ix).

12 Ibid., p. 730, delete ll. 5–7 and substitute:

`i. Czech Poetry since 1774.

ii. Czech Prose Fiction and Drama since 1774.

iii. Polish Literature since 1798.

iv. Slovak Literature since 1783.'

13 Ibid., l. 11, after `the Civil War' insert `(M.Phil. in Russian and East European Studies, Group B. History, 3., 4., 5.)'.

2 Boards of the Faculties of Medieval and Modern Languages, Classics, and English Language and Literature

M.St. in Women's Studies

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2004, delete from p. 742, l. 51, to p. 744, l. 54, and substitute:

`1. Every candidate must follow, for at least three terms, a course of instruction in Women's Studies. Candidates will, when they enter for the examination, be required to produce from their society a certificate that they are following such a course.

2. Candidates are required to present themselves for viva voce examination if summoned by the examiners. 3.The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.

4. Syllabus:

Candidates must offer A below, one option from B, and a dissertation (c).

A. Theory and Methods

B. Options. Candidates must follow one of a range of option courses approved by the Joint Standing Committee for Women's Studies. A full list of the options available is given in the course handbook for the academic year in question.

C. A dissertation of up to 15,000 words (and not less than 13,000), excluding footnotes and bibliography, on a subject proposed by the candidate in consultation with the dissertation supervisor. A form detailing the title and subject of the dissertation, countersigned by the dissertation supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the Chair of Examiners (c/o Modern Languages Graduate Studies Office) not later than Friday of seventh week of Hilary Term. The subject matter of the dissertation may be related to that of either or both of the two pieces of written work submitted for the Theory and Methods and the Options courses, but material deployed in such pieces of work may not be repeated in the dissertation.

5. In the case of A and B candidates will be examined by the submission of written work. The essay submitted under A should be of 6,000 words, excluding footnotes and bibliography. The essay submitted under B should be of up to 10,000 words (and not less that 9,000 words), excluding footnotes and bibliography. A form detailing the titles and topics of the written work proposed, countersigned by the general supervisor and option tutor respectively, must be submitted for approval to the Chair of Examiners (c/o Modern Languages Graduate Office) not later than Friday of seventh week of Hilary Term.

The two pieces of written work under A and B (three typewritten or printed copies of each piece, bearing on the front the candidate's examination number but neither his or her name nor the name of his or her college) must be delivered in two separate envelopes bearing the respective words: `Theory/Methods Essay submitted for the M.St. in Women's Studies' and `Option Essay submitted for the M.St. in Women's Studies' to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later than noon on Friday of first week of Trinity Term. Supervisors or others are permitted to give bibliographical help with and to discuss drafts of written work submitted. Each envelope of written work must be accompanied, under a separate cover, by a signed statement by the candidate that it is his or her own work except where otherwise indicated.

In the case of C, the dissertation (three typewritten or printed copies, bearing on the front the candidate's examination number but neither his or her name nor the name of his or her college) must be delivered in an envelope bearing the words: `Dissertation submitted for the M.St. in Women's Studies' to the Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford, not later that noon on Friday of eighth week of Trinity Term. Students must also submit three copies of a brief abstract (no more than 500 words) outlining the rationale and approach of the thesis. Candidates must themselves retain one typewritten or printed copy of their work. Supervisors or others are permitted to give bibliographical help with and to discuss drafts of dissertations. In the case both of the submission of written work under A and B and of the submission of the dissertation (c), candidates must ensure that a separate receipt for each submission is received from the Examination Schools and is retained for future reference.

6. A candidate who fails to submit any of the three written elements (that is, the two pieces of written work and the dissertation) by the dates specified above shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the examination.

7. If the two pieces of written work, submitted for A and B, and/or the dissertation, submitted for C, fail the examination, the candidate shall not be granted leave to supplicate for the degree of M.St. Such a candidate is permitted to resubmit the elements of the examination which have failed to satisfy the examiners, on one further occasion only. The two pieces of written work (A and B) shall be resubmitted by noon on Friday of first week of the Trinity Term following their first examination. The dissertation (C ) shall be resubmitted by not later than noon of Friday of 8th Week of the Trinity Term following their first examination.'

3 Board of the Faculty of Music

Degree of Doctor of Music

With immediate effect

1 In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 564, after l.35 insert:

`Candidates intending to submit for the Degree of Doctor of Music are strongly advised to consult the Chairman of the Faculty Board who will arrange, free of charge, for an advisory consultation on one or more of the works intended for submission, prior to their formal submission.'.

2 Ibid., ll. 37--9, delete `a major musical work or works of his own composition and of outstanding merit for approval by the Board of the Faculty of Music.' and substitute:

`two copies of a portfolio for approval by the Board of the Faculty of Music. The portfolio shall normally consist of between five and seven compositions which, taken together, demonstrate originality and a high level of technical and aesthetic distinction, significantly in advance of what is required for a D.Phil. in composition. Each portfolio shall include a copy of any recordings of the compositions. The portfolio should demonstrate an ability to handle varied musical forces and large-scale structures. Where the composer is predominantly concerned with acoustic instrumental music, there should be evidence of extended structures such as symphonic work and carefully wrought music such as that associated with the string quartet medium, amongst contrasting work. Where the composer has concentrated on the development of other areas, such as mixed media, studio, ethnic or community approaches, the work should be of comparable quality in its field. No work so submitted shall have previously been submitted for examination purposes, but it may previously have been published in any of the forms indicated in (3) below.'

3 Ibid., p. 565, after l. 3 insert:

`(3) A list of publications where publication is understood to take place by any or all means including public performance, CD recording, broadcast etc. and not solely or necessarily by commercial printing of the score.

(4) A curriculum vitae (including main landmarks in career, full list of significant published works with full details of principal performances, esteem indicators such as prizes, bursaries, composer-in-residence posts, honours).

(5) A declaration that portfolio is the candidate's own unaided work.'

4 Ibid., ll. 6--8, delete `judges to consider the works submitted by the candidate and report thereon to the board.' and substitute:

`two external assessors to consider the portfolio and present an agreed joint report to the board. The report should be sufficiently comprehensive and detailed to enable the board to assess the work submitted by the candidate, and should make a clear recommendation as to whether the degree is to be awarded.'

4 Board of the Faculty of Philosophy

Special Regulations governing confirmation of D.Phil. status

With effect from 1 October 2005

In Examination Regulations, 2004, p. 921, l. 32, delete `of third term.' and substitute `of the third term; it also expects that students should normally have their D.Phil. status confirmed at least one year before the submission of their thesis.'


All Souls College

A Memorial Service for PETER BRIAN HERENDEN BIRKS, QC, MA, DCL, FBA, will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Saturday, 20 November, in the University Church of St Mary the Virgin.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives, husbands and partners of visiting scholars, graduates and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice and information, and the opportunity to meet others socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13 Norham Gardens every Wednesday 10.30 a.m.–12 noon except for two weeks at Christmas and Easter. Newcomers with children (0–4 years) meet every Friday in term 10.15 a.m.–12 noon. Other term-time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks, garden trips and a visit to an antique centre. Second-hand items can be bought on Wednesday mornings 10.30 a.m.–12 noon from the equipment room. Visit our website: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

The Welcome Party will be held in the Clubrooms on Sun., 2 Nov., from 5 to 6.30 p.m. Newcomers, husbands, partners and children are all welcome. Please book with the booking secretaries.

Society for Graduates

The following meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in the Okinaga Room in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership. 29 Oct., Professor A. Chapman, The dinosaur man: Sir Richard Owen (1804–92) and the great lizards; 5 Nov., Dr E. Garman, Why we keep catching the flu and the search for a cure; 12 Nov., Dr D. Lowry, Cecil Rhodes: man and myth; 19 Nov., K. Burras, Plant hunting in Southern Africa; 26 Nov., C. Gott, The Witney Woollen Industry; 3 Dec., Dr M. Blythe, The life and legacy of Archie Cochraine: champion of safer and fairer medicine; 10 Dec., Christmas Dinner. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term. Visitors: £1.50 per meeting. For more information, contact Anita Segar, President, on 01865 730574.

Oxford University Society Travel Programme 2005

The OUS Travel Programme 2005 has launched! Experience new places, enrich your knowledge and enjoy the company of other like-minded alumni. Most trips are accompanied by an expert Oxford scholar. You will be making a valuable contribution to OUS, as tour operators make a donation to us for each Oxonian traveller. For more information, please contact Cathy Tennent. Email: cathy.tennent@ousoc.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 288087. Alternatively, see our website: www.alumni.ox.ac.uk/travel.

Study Days

The Walled Garden Study Day. Sat., 6 Nov., 10 a.m.–4 p.m. in the Jacqueline du Pré Auditorium, St Hilda's College. For generations, gardeners have marvelled at the joy of gardening in a garden surrounded by walls. Lectures: P. Thoday, The Victorian kitchen garden; S. Dickinson, The walled garden at Eythrope; S. Hoy, The walled garden at Normanby Hall; T. Stuart Smith, Creating a new walled garden at Broughton Grange; M. Thurlow, The restoration of the walled garden at Audley End. Cost: £45 incl. sandwich lunch and parking in Magdalen College School (if required). For bookings please contact The University of Oxford Botanic Garden, 01865 286690 or email postmaster@botanic-garden.ox.ac.uk.

The Rediscovery of Ancient Egypt: The Pioneering Years. Bristol, Sat. 20 Nov. Full day: £25, half day: £15. Speakers include Dr Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol), John Ruffle (former Keeper of The Oriental Museum, University of Durham), Dr John Taylor (British Museum), Dr Patricia Usick (British Museum). All welcome. For booking form email R.Silvester@bristol.ac.uk or send SAE to Rosemary Silvester, 69 High Kingsdown, Bristol BS2 8EP.


St John's College and Colin Carr present Sequenza on Sun., 31 Oct. at 2.30 p.m., St John's Auditorium. Yael Weiss (piano), Mark Kaplan (violin) and Colin Carr (cello) will perform works by Debussy, Brahms and Beethoven. Free admission. Programmes are available from the Porters' Lodge, but are reserved for members of the college until 10 days before the event. Each programme is valid as an admission ticket up until 10 min. before the event. Any vacant seats will then be filled from the door.

Oxford Chamber Music Society concert. Sun., 31 Oct. at 2.45 p.m., Holywell Music Room. The Fine Arts String Quartet (USA) will play Mozart, D min K421, Debussy, G minor Op 10, and Dohnany no 2 in D flat. Tickets from the Playhouse on 01865 305305, www.ticketsoxford.com, or at the door. Some tickets will be free to 8–22 year-olds.


MECO Monthly Lecture. Sun., 31 Oct. at 3 p.m. at Summertown Hall, corner Banbury and Portland Roads, North Oxford. Dr Karima Brooke, Muslim homeopathic practitioner, will speak on þThe medicine of Prophet Muhammad: lessons for today'. Following lecture and Q&A session, the Muslim Educational Centre of Oxford (MECO) provides a gratis iftar meal (to break the Ramadan fast). All welcome. R.S.V.P. Email: info@meco.org.uk. Tel.: 01865 766032.

St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

The Art of Writing: 4 Nov., Writing the past: an Oxford childhood, Charlotte Mendelson; 11 Nov., Writing a crime novel, P.D. James; 18 Nov., Working with three prime ministers and the rest of the world, Douglas Hurd; 25 Nov., Writing the story of a life, Shirley du Boulay; 2 Dec., Speedy's dog: poetry and place, Henry Shukman; 9 Dec., Writing, reading: escape or engagement?, Tim Pears. The talks will be held at 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. www.st-giles- church.org.

Antiques Bought and Sold

Antiques and decorative objects bought and sold: desks and library furniture always wanted, also garden stonework and large gilt picture frames—any condition. Please call: Greenway Antiques, 90 Corn Street, Witney, Oxon. Open Mon.–Fri., 9.30 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Tel.: 01993 705026, mobile: 07831 585014.

Periodicals Bought and Sold

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

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.

Personal Training Services

One of the highest qualified exercise and nutritional consultant/personal trainers in the UK. 35 years' experience. MSc Biomechanics and Applied Human Movement; BSc (Hons 1st) Sports Nutrition; Adv. Dip in Clinical Stress Management; Adv. Dip in Clinical Sports Therapy. Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. Member of the International Society of Biomechanics. Expert attention for tone, weight loss, injury and rehabilitation and performance, from total novice levels to advanced, regardless of sex, age or physical limitations. Web site: www.alangordon-health.co.uk.

Services Offered

Marshall & Galpin Solicitors, Family Department. We are an established Oxfordshire private client firm with offices in Oxford, Thame and Abingdon. We have seven specialist family lawyers who advise on a wide range of issues: divorce and separation, children, financial agreements on divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, cohabitee disputes, separation agreements and pensions. Our lawyers are members of the Solicitors Family Law Association. Two members of the team are Deputy District Judges and three are trained mediators. We offer a range of competitive rates and a short free initial interview. French, Spanish and Italian spoken. Other services provided by the firm include property adviceconveyancing, wills & probate, personal injury & medical negligence, employment and businesscommercial. For further information visit our web site at: www.marshallgalpin.com or contact Mary Wakem on 01865 792300 (Oxford), Simon Bassett on 01235 555345 (Abingdon), James Stonham 01844 261966 (Thame).

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. Email: summertown@020.mbe.uk.com, also at: 94 London Rd., Oxford. Tel.: 01865 741729, fax: 01865 742431. Email: 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).

Want to go broadband and don't know how? Computer problem needing personal but understanding help? We can put you on the Internet safely or do that little upgrade to your system. We have lots of experience of the Oxford IT, supporting people as well as their computers. Happy to give advice for free and work on a no fix/no fee basis. Call MCC on 01865 880600 or 07768 732123.

Visit St Philip's Books at 82 St Aldates, Oxford (next to Reservoir Books). We specialise in rare and second-hand books in the humanities, especially theology and history, also literature and philosophy. Open Mon.–Sat., 10 a.m.–5p.m. Free catalogues on request. Good prices paid for large or small collections. Please call Christopher Zealley on 01865 202182. www.stphilipsbooks.co.uk.

Hypnotherapy is a natural and gentle way to improve both your emotional and physical health. Symptoms treated include stress, insomnia, smoking, social phobias, fear of public speaking, overweight, IBS, migraines, psoriasis, and much more. To find out how hypnotherapy can help you, contact The Oxford Natural Health Centre's hypnotherapist Mark Witter MA PhD DHP on 07837 121539 or visit his website at www.markwitter.com.

Pianists! Going abroad—planning to put your baby or boudoir grand piano into store? We will look after it for free in return for light use. Tel.: 01865 554180 (evenings).

Tuition Offered

The Nursery School at Rye St Antony School. For children aged 3–5 years. High adult- child ratio; exceptional environment for creative learning; set in idyllic wooden grounds; early years grant for all 3- and 4-year olds; glowing Ofsted report. For further information or to arrange a visit, please contact: Rye St Antony School, Pullen's Lane, Oxford OX3 0BY. Tel.: 01865 762802. Fax: 01865 763611. Email: info@ryestantony.co.uk.

English as a foreign language offered by experienced and fully qualified teacher—PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate in Education); CELTA (Cambridge Certificate for Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). Individual tuition or small groups. All levels from beginners to advanced. Course according to individual needs. Tel.: 01865 714464 or email wtyndale@btinternet.com.

Situations Vacant

Research Associate. We are looking for a research associate to join the Bandolier team, based at the Churchill Hospital. The group conducts scientific research into the development and application of evidence- based methods (EBM) for research and practice. Additionally the group writes and produces the monthly journal þBandolier' and associated website at www.ebandolier.com. You should be familiar with using evidence-based medicine techniques in the writing of systematic reviews and research papers, as well as computer literate, numerate and articulate. This post could be of interest to established EBM researchers or to scientists keen to broaden their areas of expertise. Further particulars of the post, initially a one-year contract which could be full- or part-time, are available from Maureen.McQuay@pru.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 225404.

Lady required to help with bath and recuperative walks for post-operative female MA (Oxon), daily from 10 a.m. for 1½ hours for a month. Please telephone Ms Phillips on 01865 864400.

Part-time Assistant College Housekeeper required. Will suit energetic person who is used to a high standard of cleaning with ability to use initiative. To clean and maintain College flats and apartments situated in Oxford used by senior academic visitors (not students). Knowledge of Health and Safety regulations an advantage, although training will be provided. £5.52 p.h. for 15 hour week plus a housing allowance of £15.59 p.w.

Houses to Let

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 email us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: 01865 764533. Fax: 764777. Email: info@qbman.co.uk.

North Oxford . Fully-furnished 4–5 bedroom family home to let from Christmas '04 to Aug. '05. Family are going abroad for sabbatical. Large west-facing spacious garden with patio and beautiful surrounding trees. Three reception rooms and kitchen/breakfast room and 2 ½ bathrooms. House on west side of popular Woodstock road, overlooking St Edward's playing fields. Easy walking access to Summertown shops and into city centre (cycle path next to house). Port Meadow nearby. Email: douglas.wilkinson@nda.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 513688.

Architect's Spelsbury bungalow, bought for its beautiful views and quiet end of lane position, converted from 3-bedroom to 1 to create very large living and dining areas; en suite WC, basin and walk-in wardrobe for bedroom; 5 French windows open onto terrace and rolling farmland towards Wychwood forest; kitchen with new cooker, fridge, washing machine; 2nd WC and basin in bathroom off hall; large storage cupboards; warm air c.h.; natural wood and white walls throughout; fully furnished; new large 24ft pyramidal conservatory with surrounding banquette seating—seats 12! Garden, parking, 1½ miles to BR station. £145 p.w. Tel.: 0207 7369744 or 07890289697.

Jericho, Oxford. Charming terraced cottage in quiet residential street. Nicely modernised, two bedrooms, bath, shower, open-plan downstairs, patio doors to tiny garden, TV, all appliances, g.c.h. To let completely furnished, with china, linen, etc. Close to canal walks, good primary school, shops, and walking distance to station and city centre. Ideal for sabbatical. All inclusive (incl. council tax), £1,300 p.m. Available from 1 Nov. to June, flexible. Owner teaches in London in wintertime. Details: janet.bell@ucl.ac.uk.

Headington, Kiln Lane. Furnished and newly renovated 2–3 bedroom semi-detached house with c.h., kitchen, bathroom, lounge, dining room, garden, etc. Easy access for bus/car routes to city centre, university departments and the M40 to London. Close to shops, JR, Churchill and Nuffield Orthopaedic hospitals. Would suit professional university or medical couple. Available for rent initially for 1 year, with renewal possible. No smokers or pets. References required. Available now. £800 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact: 01865 735540.

Marston. Attractive, furnished, 4-bedroom semi-detached house in quiet cul-de-sac. Three sitting rooms, kitchen, upstairs bathroom, downstairs wc, g.c.h., all appliances. Lovely large garden and remote- control garage. Would suit visiting academic family. Five min. cycle to JR Hospital and 10 min. to city centre. Available for 1 year or longer from Dec. £950 p.c.m. plus bills. No smoking/pets, please. (Pictures of house also available). Contact: hui.liao@talk21.com/.

Central North Oxford. Considerate tenants sought for Victorian 2 ½-bedroom house in desirable street within walking distance of all colleges, city centre, bus and train stations. Available from late Jan./early Feb. to end Aug. 05. Rent moderate (incl. all bills and council tax) in return for very occasional attention to low maintenance garden and 3 indoor plants., Would suit academic couple or two postgraduates. £850 p.m. No smokers or pets. Reference required. Please telephone/fax 01865 516142, preferably between 9–10 a.m. or 6–7 p.m.

Central North Oxford. Unique architect-designed mews house available immediately. In quiet lane off North Parade. Open sitting/dining room. Kitchen including dishwasher. First bedroom and second bedroom/study. Bathroom with bath and separate shower. Fully furnished to very high standard of comfort and style. G.c.h. with environmentally efficient boiler. Broadband internet access included. Perfect for academics/professionals. No pets/no smoking. Twelve months minimum. £1,500 p.c.m. Please call 01865 864959 and leave a message if the answer phone is on.

Central Oxford, Rewley Park. Modern 2-bedroom terrace house adjacent to the Saïd Business School and within easy walk of the University and city centre. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac near train station. Small garden with patio. Fully-furnished and equipped to a high standard, carpeted throughout, g.c.h. Allocated parking. Available mid-December for a minimum of 6 months. £900 p.c.m. excl. council tax and utilities. Apply to Mr Macdonald or Dr Reynell. Tel.: 01865 421234. Email: macdonaldreynell@ntlworld.com.

Comfortable, well-insulated and furnished Scandinavian log cabin in delightful rural setting near River Thames. Large bedsitting room (double bed, bath-cum-shower, kitchenette, washing machine, fridge etc.) plus 2 small bedrooms. £650 p.c.m. incl. all services except telephone. Free parking on site. Frequent bus service to Oxford city centre (6 miles). Tel.: 01865 882949. Email: robsale@swinfd.freeserve.co.uk.

East Avenue. Unfurnished three-bedroom house with open plan living room (maple floor), large new kitchen with breakfast bar, dishwasher etc. Utility room/conservatory. Garden with off-street parking. Tel.: 01865 744481 or 07710 170084.

Flats to Let

North Oxford . Modern furnished flat on second (top) floor of purpose-built block in Osberton Road, Summertown. Fully furnished and equipped with kitchen utensils, crockery, etc. Washer/dryer, fridge/freezer, g.c.h., shower, garage, and garden use. Living room and two double bedrooms. Available to non- smokers early Oct. £800 p.c.m. for a one-year lease with possibility of renewal. Email: binney@thphys.ox.ac.uk.

Berlin studio flat. Located within walking distance of major museums, the Reichstag, Humboldt University, in the district of Mitte. This newly renovated apartment overlooking a quiet courtyard is equipped with c.h., dishwasher, washing machine, and modern furnishing. _75 per day, _500 p.w., _1,500 p.m., inclusive of electricity, heating, water, bedding. For more information, please contact Teresa Zonno. Email: zonnot@t-online.de or tel/fax: 0049 30 2167327.

Summertown loft conversion. Large room with en suite shower immediately behind Summertown shops. Room contains small fridge, microwave and kettle but you are welcome to use downstairs kitchen, washing machine and garden. Room has broadband and c. h. £350 p.m. including all bills except telephone. Available early November. Contact Jan Manessi on 01865 467214 (work), 01865 559534 (home). Mobile: 07790625605. Email: jmanessi@oxford.gov.uk.

Accommodation Offered

Attractive and quiet B&B. One minute to bus stop, close to river walks. £40 per night/£60 double; 15% discount for full week. Tel.: 01865 770501.

OxfordShortlets offers a portfolio of high quality self-catering short let properties as an excellent alternative to hotel/guesthouse and bed and breakfast accommodation in Oxford and the surrounding villages. We have a wide selection of quality homes available for short stay lets from 1 week up to several months. OxfordShortlets provides property rental on a short-term basis for professional individuals, groups or families requiring housing while visiting Oxford for holiday/vacation, business/academic, relocation purposes or temporary accommodation in between homes. For more information, please contact us on tel: 0870 1602325, fax: 0870 1602327, email: admin@oxfordshortlets.co.uk or visit our website at www.oxfordshortlets.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.

Central North Oxford. Writer looking for lodger for decent-sized room in quiet, warm, dry house with en suite bathroom. Large fitted cupboards, desk and drawers, good lights, armchair, digital channel TV. Washing/drying facilities. Bed linen provided. Use of new kitchen, breakfast provided. Use of living room and pretty garden on canal when owner away. Suit quiet, responsible n-s professional/researcher/academic.Tel.: 01865 513281.

Three people, male or female, wanted to share friendly spacious Headington house with classical musician. Ample parking, large maintained garden, easy access to city centre. Non smokers, no pets. £285 per person p.m. exclusive. Tel.: 017684 86181 or oxparty@clara.co.uk.

Office Accommodation

North Oxford , 800 yards from St Giles. A complex of four rooms (garden bungalow) incl. an annexe in detached premises off the Woodstock Road. Separate entrance, with all facilities. Computer and fax input, BT telephone, car parking, c.h. and hot/cold water. Total alarmed security. Five star interior and exterior appearance. Available immediately. Tel.: 01865 51 11 11.

Self-catering Apartments

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

Accommodation Sought

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.

House-sit sought by professional non-smoking woman for a few months. I have sold my flat in London and am moving to the north of England, but must first finish a project in Oxfordshire. I am equally happy with town or country, and I should be delighted to look after any animals. I am presently house-sitting in Abingdon. References available. Contact Pamela Lanigan on 01235 868031.

Holiday Lets

Naples, Florida: rent our beautiful 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom house, on the Gulf Coast, in southwest Florida. This spacious home is located on one of the best private golf courses in the area. The house sleeps up to 8 people, has a huge south-facing heated swimming pool, and comes fully furnished and equipped. The house is available all year round from £800 p.w. (minimum 2-week let, discount for longer lets), Tel. Mark on: 07802 754154. E-mail: mark@bayrock.co.uk. Web site: www.golf-in-naples.com.

Deepest SW France. Relax in one of our three privately owned luxuriously renovated farmhouses with large, secluded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, own heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks for 6, 8 or 10. Contact Marion on 01865 554122 or email marion@hidden-sw-france.com. Further details on www.hidden-sw-france.com.

Apulia (Italy). Seventeenth century restored þtrulli' on charming hills, views of vineyard and Mediterranean woods, set in area of geological, historical and architectural interest. Ten min. from picturesque town of Alberobello, 10 min. from the sea. Ideal for lively and inspirational holiday. B&B in fully-furnished flat equipped with antique Italian pieces. Minibar, Sat. TV. Discounts available for long lets. Daily direct flights from London to Bari or Brindisi. Website with images of the interiors: www.vignaledipirro.com.

Tuscany. Have a memorable stay in the luxury Villa Bellosguardo, the place of your dreams: magnificent panorama terrace on to Chiusi and Trasimeno lakes and Tuscan and Umbrian hills; high class furniture, gorgeous garden and park, large heat pool, children's pool. It's ideal for your unforgettable Italian holiday. Email bellosguardo@tuscanyandworld.com or call 0039 3287133951. Website: www.villabellosguardo.com.

Houses for Sale

Temple Cowley, Oxford. Three-bedroom end terrace town house in popular development. Excellent bus and road access to central Oxford. Kitchen/diner, living room, cloakroom, bathroom (en suite), garage, well-stocked 40 ft rear garden. Five year NHBC warranty. No onward chain. Carpets/curtains incl. OIRO £269,950. Email: sarahd_hutch@yahoo.co.uk.

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly. Beautiful, fully-furnished three-storey farmhouse with all mod. cons. for sale. Set in 13 acres of farmland. Peaceful yet within 4 kms from Cerisy la Salle (local village); Saint-Lô, Coutance approx. 20 kms; Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room; gas cooker; separate electric oven; microwave; large fridge with separate freezer; g. c.h.; bathroom with w.c.; sitting room. First floor: music room (with grand piano), 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with w.c.; gallery (suitable for office) that overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Possibility of building garage on field next to kitchen. £185,000. For further details please contact Alexander Kok on 00 33 2 33 45 52 16. Fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.


Three fixed-term (five-year) Senior Clinical Lecturerships

Applications are invited for three Senior Clinical Lecturerships, tenable for a period of five years and funded by the University of Oxford. Candidates must be surgical consultants in the National Health Service. The posts will each provide funding for two programmed activities (payable at the same rate per session as in the NHS appointment) and are intended to provide protected time for teaching, research, and academic development of their discipline. The teaching commitment will be to the graduate entry programme. Candidates should therefore have a good track record in teaching and research. For the period during which the post is held, the Senior Clinical Lecturer will hold two fewer programmed activities with the relevant NHS body, reverting to the previous number of sessions when the post is vacated, normally at the end of five years.

All posts are renewable, but will be advertised at the completion of any five-year period.

Further particulars are available on request from the Nuffield Department of Surgery (e-mail: posts@nds.ox.ac.uk, telephone: Oxford (2)20532).

Candidates should supply: six copies of a full curriculum vitae; a detailed account of the teaching, research, and academic development of discipline which it is proposed be undertaken; a statement from the relevant University Head of Department that the facilities, which will be available to the candidate during this period, will be sufficient for the stated purpose; evidence of support from the relevant Clinical Director and Division Chair, in particular that it will be feasible for the applicant to drop two programmed activities; and the names, addresses, fax numbers, and e-mail addresses if available of two referees, at least one of whom should be from outside Oxford.

Applications should be sent to Dr Stella Keeble, Research Administrator, Nuffield Department of Surgery, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, for receipt no later than Friday, 19 November. These will be considered by a selection committee. The committee may decide to interview candidates.

Applications sent by e-mail will not be considered.

Reference NDSA/171/04 should be quoted in correspondence.


In association with Christ Church

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable as soon as possible and no later than 1 July 2005. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Christ Church. The combined college and university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £45,707 per annum.

The University and the college are seeking candidates with a proven record of scholarship and research in some aspect of water science, policy, and management and a track record of attracting research funding. The appointee is expected to have a strong interest in issues related to water science and society, and the capacity to interact in substantive research will colleagues in one or more of the current physical science research groups in the School: Geomorphology, Luminescence, Biodiversity, or Climatology. The appointee will be required to engage in research which will contribute to the department's research reputation and strengths; to teach, supervise and examine undergraduate and graduate students; and to contribute to administration in college and department.

Further particulars are available from http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/news/h88_fp.p df or from Professor G.L. Clark, School of Geography and the Environment, Mansfield Road, Oxford OX1 3TB (e-mail: gordon.clark@geog.ox.ac.uk). Applications (electronic copies are not acceptable) including a curriculum vitae, a list of principal publications, and the names and contact details of three referees (eight copies, except from candidates overseas who need send only one), should be sent, for receipt not later than Friday, 3 December. There is no application form, and separate application is not required for the college post.

Interviews will be held on a date to be determined. Those interviewed will be requested to give a brief overview of their research interests and teaching expertise.


A need was identified during 1999 to improve the processing of and access to financial and management information across the University. Extensive work was undertaken during 2000 to investigate the options available to the University, to specify user requirements in a formal manner, and to undertake an exercise of system selection and acquisition. This was completed in January 2001 with the selection of Oracle Financials 11i, which the University implemented across all departments for live operation in April 2004. To that end, the University is looking to enhance the existing team to support the project in its education and training activities.

Applications are now invited for the post of Trainer and Communications Support for the OSIRIS Project. The training team reports to the Lead Trainer and duties include identifying training needs, developing training materials, and delivering the agreed program. The post- holder will be expected to work collaboratively with other members of the training team and to become quickly familiar with the processes and software product being implemented. He or she will also work with the Communications Officer to support the necessary communications and education activities for the collegiate University, including presentations and the management of other communication mechanisms.

Applicants should have: at least three years' training experience, with CIPD, IITT or equivalent qualifications preferred (any communications or change management experience is welcome); excellent organisational and communication skills (written and verbal); the ability to work well in a team, and to manage his/her own time. A high degree of PC literacy is also required.

Any experience of working within large software package implementations or of working in a university administrative setting would be very useful. Knowledge of Oracle technology would also be helpful, but is not essential.

The appointment will be for a fixed period of eighteen months in the first instance, on the academic-related grade ALC2 (salary £22,507--£29,128).

Further particulars of the post can be requested from Melanie Holdak, by e-mail or telephone (telephone: Oxford (2)70128, e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 12 November (midday).


Appointment of Chaplain

Hertford College seeks to appoint, as soon as possible, a Chaplain for a five-year period. The appointment is not renewable. Applications are invited from men and women in Anglican Holy Orders. The Chaplain will have an extensive pastoral role amongst all members of the college and will be responsible for the conduct of services in the college chapel. The Chapel has a strong musical tradition. The college is particularly interested in applicants who would engage in some form of scholarly activity.

Further details may be obtained from the Bursar, Hertford College, Oxford OX1 3BW (telephone: Oxford (2)79423, e-mail: college.office@hertford.ox.ac.uk). A letter of application, together with a curriculum vitae and the names of three referees, should be sent to the Bursar by Friday, 12 November.


Fixed-term Supernumerary Fellowship in English

Applications are invited for a Supernumerary Fellowship in English Language and Literature from 1 January 2005 (or, exceptionally, 1 April 2005) to 30 September 2006. The stipend will be £25,699, subject to review on 1 August 2005. The fellow will be primarily responsible for teaching English Literature of the period 1642--1832 at undergraduate level, and will have obligations both to the college and to the English Faculty Board. The appointment is open to men and women.

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

Applications (ten copies) should be sent to the same address, and should include the names of three referees. The closing date for applications is Thursday, 18 November, and referees should also be asked to write directly to the college by that date.

St Anne's College is an equal opportunities employer.


C.C. Reeves Scholarship in Physical Geography

St Catherine's College proposes to elect a C.C. Reeves Scholar in Physical Geography, with effect from 1 January 2005. The scholarship, worth £2,500 per annum, will be tenable for up to three years whilst the recipient is liable to pay university and college fees, and is restricted to students who are reading for an Oxford University research degree related to environmental change in arid or semi-arid environments.

Before awarding the scholarship, the college must be satisfied that sufficient funding is available to cover university and college fees for the full duration of the course. In addition to fees, single graduates are advised to budget for at least £8,360 for a full calendar year in order to cover food, accommodation, and other personal expenditure.

The scholarship may be held in conjunction with another award and carries entitlement to limited senior common room dining rights. It also carries entitlement to up to two years' single accommodation in college or a college house (at the current room charge rate) with effect from 1 October 2005.

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae with a covering letter, including a statement of other means of financial support, to the Academic Registrar, St Catherine's College, Oxford OX1 3UJ (e-mail: academic.registrar@stcatz.ox.ac.uk), to arrive not later than Thursday, 28 October. In addition, candidates should arrange for two people acquainted with their recent academic work to send a confidential report direct to the Academic Registrar before the closing date.

The college plans to interview short-listed candidates in the week beginning Tuesday, 2 November.


E.P. Abraham Junior Research Fellowship

St Cross College proposes to make an election to an E.P. Abraham Junior Research Fellowship in some branch of the medical, biological, or chemical sciences, tenable for two years from 1 January 2005 and renewable for one further year. The fellowship is open to men and women and carries a stipend of £19,460 per annum, together with common table rights (five lunches a week). It is assumed that applicants will have found a place with an appropriate Oxford department and will not be in receipt of another substantial stipend or other source of funding.

Applicants should have submitted their doctoral dissertations by the date of taking up the appointment or have obtained the D.Phil./Ph.D. or equivalent within the last five years, but the college will exercise flexibility in the case of applicants whose academic careers have been interrupted.

Applications (marked `E.P. Abraham JRF') should include details of the candidate's academic record and proposed subject of research and research programme, together with the names of two referees, and should be sent to the Master, St Cross College, Oxford OX1 3LZ, by Monday, 22 November. Applicants should ask their referees to send references direct to the Master by that date. It is expected that interviews will be held in Oxford in the week commencing 29 November.

St Cross College exists to promote excellence in education and research, and is an equal opportunities employer.


Junior Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for a Junior Research Fellowship tenable for three years from 1 October 2005 in any of the following subjects: Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Materials, Mathematics, and Physics. The successful candidate is likely to be at or near the postdoctoral level. The fellow must engage in original research and may undertake up to six hours' teaching a week with the consent of the college.

Applications should be sent to the Academic Administrator, Trinity College, Oxford OX1 3BH, by Friday, 26 November. Applicants should ask two referees to send confidential references direct to the Academic Administrator by the same date. Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 12 January.

Further particulars, including details of stipend and other benefits, and the application form, may be obtained from the Trinity College Web site http://www.trinity.ox.ac.uk, or from the Academic Administrator, Mrs Annabel Ownsworth (telephone: Oxford (2)79910, e-mail: annabel.ownsworth@tri.ox.ac.uk).

Trinity College is an equal opportunities employer.


Appointment of Archivist (part-time) for the Angus Library

The Angus Library at Regent's Park College is a rich library and archive of printed and manuscript Baptist historical material, from the seventeenth century to the present day. It incorporates the former libraries of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and the Baptist Historical Society and holds the deposited archive of the Baptist Missionary Society (now BMS World Mission) from its formation in 1792.

Applications are invited from professional archivists for the post of part-time Archivist (three days per week). Preference will be given to those with a postgraduate qualification in archives administration and appropriate experience.

Salary for three seven-hour days per week will be within the range £18,500--£22,500 (pro rata), dependent on qualifications and experience. Ten per cent of income will be paid by the college towards a pension. Free lunches in college are provided on days worked.

Further particulars may be obtained from the Librarian, Regent's Park College, Pusey Street, Oxford OX1 2LB (telephone: Oxford (2)88142), e-mail: sue.mills@regents.ox.ac.uk, to whom informal enquiries about the post may also be made (Monday--Thursday).

Letters of application, enclosing a curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees, should be marked `Private and Confidential' and addressed to the Librarian, Regent's Park College, Pusey Street, Oxford OX1 2LB, to arrive no later than Monday, 15 November.


Joint application scheme for Junior Research Fellowships 2005

The three colleges invite applications for Junior Research Fellowships, which will normally be tenable for three years from 1 October 2005. Fellowships are open to graduates, women and men, of any university who have recently completed their doctorate. Successful candidates will normally have submitted their thesis between 1 March 2003 and 1 March 2005. Candidates with no previous connection with Cambridge or Oxford Universities are welcome.

A total of ten fellowships is offered, but candidates are warned that competition is likely to be intense; last year over 300 applications were received.

Churchill College is offering one stipendiary fellowship, three non-stipendiary fellowships, a Raymond and Beverly Sackler Research Fellowship, and a William and Barbara Hawthorne Fellowship in Engineering. New Hall is offering one stipendiary fellowship in Arts and Social Sciences and one non-stipendiary fellowship in Sciences.

Trinity Hall is offering one stipendiary fellowship in Arts and Social Sciences and one stipendiary fellowship in Sciences.

Further particulars and application forms may be downloaded from the Web site http://www.chu.cam.ac.uk/admissions/fellows/how_to_apply/junior_research... owships. shtml.

Alternatively write to the Academic Secretary, Churchill College, Cambridge CB3 ODS, to request details, enclosing a large, stamped, self-addressed envelope. Please do not submit curricula vitae.

The closing date for applications and references is Thursday, 25 November.


Research Fellowships in Philosophy, Archaeology, Physical Chemistry, and Organismal Biology

Applications are invited for three-year Research Fellowships from 1 October 2005 in one of the following areas: Philosophy, Archaeology, Physical Chemistry, or Organismal Biology. The Research Fellowships are open to graduates of any university who on 1 October 2005 will have completed not more than five years of research. Candidates with their own source of funding will be eligible for a non-stipendiary award.

Further details and application forms may be obtained from Mrs Paula McPhee, Graduate Office, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge CB2 1RH (telephone: 01223 338038, fax: 01223 765589, e-mail: pm309@cam.ac.uk), or from http://www.corpus.cam. ac.uk/fellowship/research/advert.htm.

Application forms and testimonials must be received by 11 January 2005.


Research Fellowships

The governing body of Darwin College proposes to elect a number of non-stipendiary Research Fellows, without limitation of subject, tenable for three years from l October 2005.

Candidates should be aged not more than thirty-two on l October 2005, but consideration will be given to persons over this age if they began their research at a significantly later age than usual, and to those who have interrupted their careers for family or other reasons. Candidates will either have a doctorate or have made substantial progress towards a doctorate or an equivalent qualification by that date.

The successful candidates will be subject to the statutes and ordinances of the college, including the obligation to reside in Cambridge for at least two-thirds of each university term, unless excused by the governing body. They will become members of the governing body and will have fellows' dining rights. A small allowance will be made available annually towards research expenses.

Further details are available from the Master's Secretary, Darwin college, Cambridge CB3 9EU, or the college Web site, http://www.dar.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for application is Monday, 3 January 2005.

Darwin College follows an equal opportunities policy.


Research Fellowship

The governing body of Downing College invites applications for election to a Research Fellowship from 1 October 2005 until 30 September 2008, when the fellowship will terminate.

The fellowship will be open to graduates working in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Sciences, Earth Sciences, Engineering, Materials Science and Metallurgy, Mathematics, Physical Geography, and Physics.

Applications from postdoctoral candidates already in paid employment within the University of Cambridge are welcomed. The emolument of a pre-doctoral fellow not holding such paid employment is at present £16,119 a year, and that of a postdoctoral fellow is £17,206 a year. A fellow can be provided with single accommodation in college. A fellow who resides outside College will receive an additional living-out allowance. These figures are reviewed annually and will be adjusted in the light of any grant or stipend which the fellow may receive from other sources. A Research Fellow becomes a member of the governing body of the college.

Application forms with further information are obtainable from the Senior Tutor, Downing College, Cambridge CB2 1DQ. Forms should be returned no later than 1 December. The governing body hopes to make an election in March 2005.

The successful applicant will be asked to apply for a Disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau.

Downing College is an equal opportunities employer.


Research Fellowship

Applications are invited for a Research Fellowship to be held in Science. Applications are also welcome from candidates undertaking scientific studies in the fields of Geography and Archaeology and Anthropology. The fellowship is tenable for three years, ordinarily from 1 October 2005. However, the successful candidate may start the fellowship on any date between 1 April and 1 October 2005. The fellowship is open to graduates of, or research students in, universities in the United Kingdom.

It is hoped to elect a man or woman who, on 1 October 2004 will, in the college's view, have completed not more than four years of research. Any application from a person who completed the course for his or her first degree before 1 June 2000 should, therefore, be accompanied by a statement of his or her occupation or employment since completing that course.

A Research Fellow may be invited to undertake a small amount of undergraduate teaching during term, but will not be permitted to undertake other paid work or to hold other offices and awards except by permission of the college council.

A Research Fellow is entitled to the privileges of a fellow, including rooms and some meals. Some privileges will be available immediately after election, in April 2005, before admission to the fellowship. Remuneration for a Research Fellow is set at the UGSS scales, step 3 (£16,149) to step 5 (£18,332) over the three years of fellowship, which will incorporate a cap at the year 2 level of step 4 (£17,207), if a Ph.D. (or equivalent) has not been awarded by the end of that second year. The remuneration is subject to a deduction if the fellow is resident in college. A Research Fellow not resident in college receives a `living-out' allowance, currently of £1,301 per annum. Children's allowances are also payable. A candidate who holds another award may expect to receive a supplementary payment from the college, provided this is allowed by the award-giving body.

Further details of the fellowship and application forms may be obtained from the Research Fellowships Secretary, Jesus College, Cambridge CB5 8BL (e-mail: research-fellowships@jesus.cam.ac.uk< /a>), or from the college Web site, http://www.jesus.cam.ac.uk.

The completed application form, together in each case with a statement of not more than 1,000 words outlining the applicant's present and proposed research, must be received in the college by 10 December. Candidates must also arrange that testimonials are sent directly to the college, to be received not later than this same date, by two referees familiar with their work.

On 11 January 2005, short-listed candidates will be asked to submit two copies of written work up to a maximum of 40,000 words by 17 January 2005. Candidates should therefore ensure that they can be easily contacted at this time. If this work is not received by the deadline, the candidate will be deemed to have withdrawn from the competition. The submitted work need not be in its final form but must provide evidence of outstanding originality and promise. Candidates will not normally be called for interview.


Microsoft Research Fellowships

The governing body of Peterhouse, in partnership with Microsoft Research, intends to elect a Research Fellow in the area of Computational Sciences. The Research Fellow, either man or woman, will enter upon their tenure on 1 January 2005 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Candidates must, by 1 January 2005, have had at least one year and no more than three years of postdoctoral experience. Career breaks such as maternity leave, national service, and voluntary service overseas can be discounted, but teaching experience and/or time spent in industry since the award of the Ph.D. (or equivalent) should be included in the total amount of postdoctoral experience. Candidature will be restricted to graduates of, or those studying at, universities in Europe.

Candidates should have strong expertise in scientific computing. This involves not only some solid basis in computer science but also some strong knowledge in a numerical science, such as, but not limited to, physics, biology, ecology, immunology, or mathematics. Candidates should be able to drive their own research and work in a team when required. Part of the work will involve the definition of research directions for scientific computing and working up to two days a week at Microsoft Research in Cambridge.

Candidates should obtain an application form from the Secretary to the Research Fellowship Committee (or download it in Acrobat format, from the link on the college Web site, http://www.pet.cam.ac.uk). They will be asked to name two or three referees who know their work and to request them to write to the Master of Peterhouse a letter supporting their candidature. The completed application form and the letters from referees must reach the Master by 1 December 2004.

The Research Fellowship Committee will draw up a short-list of candidates who may be invited to submit dissertations or other written work. Some of these candidates will subsequently be invited for interview.

The annual remuneration for the Research Fellow will be £20,000, with an annual book allowance of £372 and a travel allowance of up to £558. The Research Fellow will be asked to sign a standard agreement with Microsoft Research.

Stipends will be subject to deductions in consideration of emoluments from other sources. Emoluments from other industrial sponsors will not be permitted. The Research Fellow will be expected to engage in full-time research, but may be permitted to teach for up to six hours a week and will be paid for this. Rooms in college with service will be provided free of charge for the Research Fellow. All Research Fellows are allowed seven free meals a week at the common table. There is an entertainment allowance in kind. The initial tenure is for two years, with the possibility of extension, subject to the availability of funding and a satisfactory review of performance at the end of the second year.

All correspondence should be directed to the Secretary to the Research Fellowship Committee, Peterhouse, Cambridge CB2 1RD (telephone: 01223 330834, e-mail: mh324@cam.ac.uk).

All correspondence should be clearly marked `Microsoft RFC'.

Friday 29 October

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Recruitment and selection—refresher course', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

BETTS FOUNDATION Organ Masterclass with Nicolas Kynaston, the chapel, Pembroke, 10 a.m.–12 noon and 2–4 p.m. (open to the public).

DR D. NEYLAND: `Identity and CCTV' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

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

M. HOUSEMAN: `Ritual, play, spectacle and ordinary interaction as modes of participation: a conceptual toolbox' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. STOKES: `Ethnomusicology and Islam: some historical and theoretical perspectives' (public lecture series: `Ethnomusicological studies of Muslim societies'), Schools, 4.30 p.m.

THE MOST REVD DR ROWAN WILLIAMS: `Convictions, loyalties, and the secular state' (Chatham Lecture), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m.

DR ALI ALLAWI (formerly Minister of Trade and Minister of Defence, Interim Government of Iraq, 2003–4): `Iraq—a sovereign state?' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

S. TALMON, V. LOWE, and D. HANNAN: `Legal personality and treaties' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DAVID YELLAND speaks in seminar series `Media and Politics', Nuffield, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL HOLROYD and JENNY UGLOW discuss their work, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (Friends of the Bodleian Literary Evening—for details e-mail: fob@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

Saturday 30 October

STUDY-DAY: `Art and the festival: Durkheimian perspectives' (with J.-L. Fabiani and J. de Lannoy), Maison Française, 10.30 a.m.–4 p.m.

Sunday 31 October

THE RT REVD DR N.T. WRIGHT preaches, Merton, 10 a.m.

Monday 1 November

S. EDWARDS: `Plants, sex and magic: a cross-cultural investigation into utilisation of phytomedicines to affect fertility and sexuality' (Fertility and Reproduction Seminars: `Ethnobotany, fertility, and sexuality'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 11 a.m.

ENSEMBLE ISIS: composers' workshop for solo instrument and accompaniment, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 2 p.m.

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Assertiveness' (day 1), 2 p.m. (see information above).

S. BHATTACHARYA: `WHO-led or WHO-managed? A reassessment of the nature of the Indian National Smallpox Eradication Programme, c.1960–77' (seminar series: `The history of modern medicine: national and international perspectives'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR RICHARD MCINTOSH: `Electron tomography: a new look at cell structure in 3D' (Astor Lecture), Lecture Theatre, MSTC, Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, 4.30 p.m.

DR A. MANJI: `The rebirth of law and development: a feminist critique' (seminar series: `Socio-legal approaches to law and development'), Seminar Room D, Manor Road Building, 4.30 p.m.

THE RT. HON. ERIC FORTH, MP: `The role of the opposition—a Conservative view' (seminar series: `Are Labour's constitutional changes working?'), Summer Common Room, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. GRAZIADEI delivers the first two Clarendon Law Lectures on the overall subject `Against self-interest? Making sense of fiduciary obligations in comparative perspectve': (i) `On playing tennis with the net up: fiduciary obligations, contractual relations, and property rights' (5 p.m.); (ii) `Fiduciary obligations in civilian countries: a primer' (6.10 p.m.), both in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building (open to the public).

DR W. SMIRNOV: `Civil society in post-Soviet Russia' (Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre Seminar: `Twenty years of political change: the USSR and Russia, 1985–2004'), the Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR U. KAMPMANN: `Dealing in coins: problems and opportunities for a serious and responsible coin trade' (St Cross–All Souls Lectures: `Who owns objects? The ethics and legality of collecting'), Dining Hall, St Cross College, 5 p.m.

REVD J. DRURY: `George Herbert: on starting to read The Temple' (seminar series: `The Bible in art, music, and literature'), Danson Room, Trinity, 5 p.m.

DR A. JOHNS-PUTRA: ` "The problem with `Mrs Domestic' ": women, satire, and domesticity in the late eighteenth century' (interfaculty seminars: `Restoration to Reform, 1660þ1832'), Council Room, Mansfield, 5.15 p.m

Tuesday 2 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Hours of work, leave, and absence', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

LARISA KOSTYUKHINA: `The baroque cello' (public lecture), Bate Collection, Music Faculty, 1 p.m.

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

PROFESSOR R. BRENT: `Uncertainty can be better than certainty: some algorithms for primality testing' (Strachey Lecture), Lecture Theatre, Wolfson Building, 4.30 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. GRAZIADEI: `Non aes sed fides: directors' duties, fiduciary obligations, and the human factor' (Clarendon Law Lectures: `Against self-interest? Making sense of fiduciary obligations in comparative perspectve'), Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, St Cross Building, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

G. ANDRÉANI: `Europe as a diplomatic power' (seminar series: `Europe: what kind of power?'), Seminar Room, European Studies Centre, St Antony's (70 Woodstock Road), 5 p.m.

DR K. BROWN: `From past to future: the translation of tradition' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `The structure of loyalty in revolutionary Macedonia'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR I. PARMA: `Think-tanks and power in US foreign policy: the cases of the CFR and Project for a New American Century' (seminar series: `Power in American politics'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

DR W. WAGNER: `The law as "measure of misfit": law and grace in the fiction of Flannery O'Connor' (public lecture series: `Measure for measure: the idea of justice in literature, religion, and law'), Regent's Park College, 5 p.m.

DR A. BUCHANAN: `Family support child protection research and policy' (seminar series: `Promoting the well-being of children at risk of social exclusion'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Department of Social Policy and Social Work, 5 p.m.

P. HASSNER: `International order as the result of an historical process' (Political Theory and International Relations Seminar), Department of Politics, 5 p.m.

K. AUSTIN: `An unsung hero? Immanuel Tremellius (1510–80) and the European Reformation' (Early Modern Europe Seminar), Modern History Research Unit, Radcliffe Infirmary, 5 p.m.

ELECTION NIGHT PANEL, Rothermere American Institute, 5–6.30 p.m., with speakers Professor Joel Silbey, Michael Gove, and Dominic Sandbrook; chair, Gillian Peele (followed by Election Returns Party at the Oxford Union).

L. MACY: `Pietro Aretino, Venice, and the madrigal' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5.15 p.m.

DR G. HARVEY: `Guesthood, enhancing dialogical research' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5.30 p.m.

DR PATRICK WALLIS: `Don't try this at home: medicines in early modern England' (public lecture), Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m. (admission free).

Wednesday 3 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Performance matters—voice, body language, and impact', 9.15 a.m.; `Dealing with stress', 9.30 a.m.; and `Voice coaching' (afternoon) (see information above).

ORGAN RECITAL (Scott Ellaway), Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free; retiring collection).

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

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA piano masterclass with Christopher Elton (open to members of the University only), Denis Arnold Hall, 2 p.m.

DR K. BROWN: `The grammar of feud, the logic of terror' (Evans-Pritchard Lectures: `The structure of loyalty in revolutionary Macedonia'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

DR A. MONSUTTI: `Beyond the figures of refugee and migrant: the case of Hazara networks between Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iran' (Refugee Studies Centre: public seminars), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 5 p.m.

G. GREEN: `Cambodian "ship cloths" and their role in community celebrations' (Oxford Asian Textile Group lecture), Pauling Centre (58 Banbury Road), 5.45 p.m. (admission for visitors £2).

PROFESSOR S. PARUSSA: `Hybridism of sounds: Primo Levi between Judaism and literature' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 8 p.m.

Thursday 4 November

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `The history of the University', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR J. OKELY: `Gendered aspect of conflict resolution among traveller gypsies in the UK' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `The search for common ground: the role of women in conflict resolution'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

DR M. MCLEAN: `The "professionalisation" of university teaching: what can Habermas offer?' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: research seminars), IAUL Seminar Room, Littlegate House, St Ebbe's, 4 p.m. (to attend, tel.: (2)86824).

PROFESSOR ANDREW MOTION: ` "Public property: private property". A talk with readings' (Sir Patrick Nairne Lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

DR S. OLIVER: `William Tyndale and the politics of grace' (Tyndale Lecture), Schools, 5 p.m.

Friday 5 November

CONFERENCE: `Effets spéciaux: artifices et tours de main' (Maison Française, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.; continues tomorrow, 9.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m.).

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

N. NISBETT: `Observing Internet use in the field: young male identities and cyberspace in a Bangalore Internet café' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminars: `Anthropologists and the new technologies'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology (61 Banbury Road), 11 a.m.

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

D. CASAJUS: `Reopening the file on H.: poetry and memory' (Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology: departmental seminars), 64 Banbury Road, 4.15 p.m.

DR C. TRIPP: `Between good and idolatry: being Sunni in Iraq' (lecture series on Iraq), College Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

C. DONNELLY and G. MESSERVY-WHITING: `Defence' (seminars on the proposed European Union Constitution), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m.

Sunday 7 November

THE VERY REVD DR JOHN MOSES preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.