Oxford University Gazette: 29 January 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4684: 29 January 2004

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


Proctors' Administrative Regulations for Candidates in Examinations, made by the Proctors on 1 October 2003


In Gazette, p. 238 (30 October 2003), it was erroneously stated that the Proctors made the above regulations in exercise of their powers under Section 22 of Statute IX.

The regulations were made in exercise of the Proctors' powers under Section 20 of that Statute.


Register of Congregation

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

Adams, E.W., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Burns, T.P., Kellogg

Challet, D.C., Wadham

Church, J.E., MA, Pembroke

Clark, D.J., M.St., MA, Wadham

Harris, J.L., Kellogg

La Masurier, M.D., BM, B.Ch., MA, Somerville

Leone, A., Sub-Faculty of Archaeology

Lloyd, H.R.F., MA, Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Nishizawa, K., Faculty of Oriental Studies

Storkey, E., Wycliffe Hall

Talbot, I.A., Balliol

Vincent, K.A., Wadham


For changes in regulations for examinations, to come into effect 13 February 2004, see `Examinations and Boards' below.

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

  • *CONGREGATION 19 February 2004
    • *Election: Botanic Garden, Visitors of the
  • *CONGREGATION 24 February 2004 2 p.m.
    • *Voting on legislative proposal: Eldon Law Scholarship Fund
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies



Club membership is free to all university staff, graduates, and university visitors. Halifax House is now closed. The new Club building in Mansfield Road is expected to open at Easter 2004.

During the interim period an information and booking service for the sports facilities will operate from the Department of Biochemistry The telephone number is unchanged and will remain (2)71044. Regularly updated information is available on the Club's web page: www.club.ox.ac.uk.


Queen's College

Organ recitals

Organ recitals will be given at 1.10 p.m. on the following Wednesdays in the chapel, Queens' College. Admission is free, with a retiring collection. Further details may be found on the college Web site, http://www.queens.ox.ac.uk.

4 Feb.: Imogen Parker, Somerville College.

11 Feb.: Philip Hahn, Somerville College.

18 Feb.: James Johnstone, Guildhall, London.

25 Feb.: Charles Philips, Wells Cathedral School.

3 Mar.: Jessica Cottis, Tonbridge School.

10 Mar.: Simon Bell, Southwell Minster.

Choir performance

THE CHOIR OF QUEEN'S COLLEGE will perform J.S. Bach's Magnificat at 8.15 p.m. on Thursday, 4 March, in Queen's College. Admission will be by programme, costing £10 or £8 (students £6), available at the door, or from the college (telephone: Oxford (2)79173, e-mail: rosemary.rey@queens.ox.ac.uk).


The Medical Sciences Board has assigned the Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine to P.J. RATCLIFFE, MA status (MD Cambridge), Fellow of Magdalen College and Nuffield Professor of Clinical Medicine, for a period of five years from 1 May 2004.


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


                                          Appointed by

Dr W.D. Macmillan                    Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The President of Wolfson             ex officio
Professor R. Kanbur                  Council
Professor Sir Tony Atkinson          Council
Mr D. Hay                            Social Sciences Board
Mr L.A. Whitehead                    Area and DevelopmentStudies Committee
Sir Richard Jolly                    Area and DevelopmentStudies Committee
Mrs T.R. Thorp                       Area and DevelopmentStudies Committee
Professor B. Harriss-White           Wolfson College


                                     Appointed by

The Principal of Linacre             Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
Professor J. Scattergood             Council
Professor R. Diddy                   Council
Dr R.C.S. Walker                     Humanities Board
Dr H. O'Donoghue                     English Language andLiterature Board
Professor M.R. Godden                English Language andLiterature Board
Professor A. Middleton               English Language andLiterature Board
Dr S. Mapstone                       St Hilda's College
Dr J. Wormald                        St Hilda's College
The Principal of Lady Margaret
Hall                                 ex officio
Dr H. Barr                           Lady Margaret Hall

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


Brownlee-Abraham Professor Molecular Biology

PROFESSOR NICHOLAS PROUDFOOT will deliver his inaugural lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre.

Subject: `Interconnecting transcription and RNA processing in eukaryotes.'


LORD MAY OF OXFORD will deliver the inaugural Julia Bodmer Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 February, in Lecture Theatre A, the Department of Zoology.

Subject: `The nonlinear dynamics of vulnerability: how systems, whether ecosystems, or IT networks, or transmission networks for infectious diseases, respond to disturbance.'


Fin de Siècle

Unless otherwise indicated the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Florey Room, Wolfson College. Two presentations will be made at the meetings on 5 February and 26 February.

Convener: Carol Peaker, Wolfson College.

DR A. GROSS, California, Davis
29 Jan., Rothermere American Institute: `Cars, postcards, and patriotism: tourism and national politics in the United States, 1893–1929.'

5 Feb.: ` "The Limb of a Satan": the life and times of the first socialist peer, the second Earl of Russell, 1865–1931.'

5 Feb.: `Where there is nothing: the decadent life and beliefs of Count Stanislaus Eric Stenbock.'

12 Feb.: `Modernism and the Symbolist inheritance.'

E. LOMAX, De Montfort
26 Feb.: `Hesba Stretton and the Russian connection.'

26 Feb.: `Russian émigrés and England's reception of Turgenev.'

P. JACKSON, Oxford Brookes
11 Mar.: ` " Union or Death!": Gavrilo Princip, Mlanda Bosna (Young Bosnia), and the psychodynamics of terrorism.'


Laboratory of Molecular Biophysics, Department of Biochemistry

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 1 p.m. on Fridays in the Large Lecture Theatre, the Department of Biochemistry.

Convener: Professor L.N. Johnson.

DR V. KORONAKIS, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Bypassing the periplam mechanisms of the tripartite Type I engines for drug efflux and protein export.'

DR Y. MODIS, Harvard
6 Feb.: `Molecular mechanisms of virus assembly and viral entry into cells: structural insights from papillomavirus and dengue virus.'

PROFESSOR G. MATERLIK,, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
20 Feb., Main Lecture Theatre, Department of Pathology: `The diamond light source and implications for biological research.'

27 Feb.: `Membrane protein complexes: probing structure, function, and assembly by electron microscopy.'

5 Mar.: `On the outside looking in: how do non-enveloped viruses get into cells?'

DR C. DOERIG, Anderson College, Glasgow
12 Mar.: `Of plasmodium, cell proliferation, protein kinases, and the search for novel antimalarials.'

Human Sciences Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences.

Convener: Kirsty McNay, Pauling Centre for Human Sciences.

5 Feb.: `Fertility and distorted sex ratios in rural China: culture and policy.'

19 Feb.: `Twenty-first-century India: the population factor in human development and the environment.'

26 Feb.: `The evolutionary ecology of sexism: case studies from Africa.'

4 Mar.: `Health, communism, and olive oil: the paradox of mortality change in Albania.'

11 Mar.: `Human fertility and emotion: a view from anthropology.'

Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology

Departmental seminars

The following seminars will be held at 4.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology. (Note: change of time.)

Conveners: Wendy James and Richard Vokes.

R. DILLEY, St Andrews
30 Jan.: `The visibility and invisibility of production among Senegalese craftsmen.'

6 Feb.: `The "constitution" of Barat: an eighteenth- century text from Yemen.'

13 Feb.: `Left-wing politics and immigration in contemporary Europe: ethnographic perspectives on the Italian case.'

20 Feb.: `Geography becomes biology: East African narratives of migration.'

R. JUST, Kent
27 Feb.: `In defence of rules: Bourdieu in Greece.'

D. MILLS, Birmingham
5 Mar.: `A tale of two departments: LSE and Oxford in the history of social anthropology.'

S. GREEN, Manchester
12 Mar.: `The ambiguous ordinariness of being Greek in Pogoni.'


Theoretical Chemistry Group

DR S. ZANTHEAS, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Washington, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 February, in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Professor Child.

Subject: `Development of a new interaction potential for liquid water and ice from first principles electronic structure calculations of small water clusters.'

Department of Earth Sciences

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

DR S. MANNING, Reading
2 Feb.: `Archaeology in Santorini.'

DR C. GERMAN, Southampton
9 Feb.: `An integrated study of thermal and chemical fluxes from a single hydrothermal-field: new constraints on global submarine venting to the oceans.'

DR M. ST ONGE, Geological Survey of Canada
16 Feb.: `The Trans-Hudson Orogen of North America—constraints for Palaeoproterozoic Earth.'

1 Mar.: `Probing the Earth's core with quantum mechanics.'

8 Mar.: `Remote sensing of volcanic gases.'

Theoretical Particle Physics Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Fridays in the Dennis Sciama Lecture Theatre, the Department of Physics. Details of the 12 March seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Dr S. Sarkar.

R. THORNE, Cambridge
30 Jan.: `Parton distributions.'

N. EVANS, Southampton
13 Feb.: `QCD-like gauge dynamics from a gravity dual.'

S. WADIA, Tata Institute/CERN
27 Feb.: `Unstable branes.'

Condensed Matter Seminars

The following seminars will be held at 2.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Simon Room, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Conveners: Professor R.J. Nicholas and Professor J.T. Chalker.

DR D. ROBERT, Bristol
29 Jan.: `The ears of insects: clever cantilevers?'

5 Feb.: `The dynamics of conformity and dissent.'

19 Feb.: `Anisotropic effects in X-ray scattering.'

DR I. D'AMICO, Institute for Scientific Exchange, Turin
26 Feb.: `Spin-polarised transport in semiconductor heterostructures.'

4 Mar.: `Divided metals: the size-induced metal–insulator transition.'

11 Mar.: `Pattern formation in a cold exciton system.'


Department of Pharmacology

Unless otherwise indicated, the following lectures seminars will be held at 4 p.m. on Thursdays in the Department of Pharmacology.

5 Feb.: `New approaches to asymmetric catalysis with monodentate ligands.' (Lilly Lecture)

12 Feb.: `Synthetic phosphoinositides to probe intracellular signalling.'

DR S. JACKSON, Cambridge
19 Feb.: `Hsp90: a complex assembly machine. Fitting the pieces together.'

26 Feb.: `Chiral Lewis acids and organocatalysis in asymmetric synthesis.' (Merck Lecture)

4 Mar.: `Immuno- and fluorochemistry.'

11 Mar.: `The chemistry of DNA microarrays.'

Mon. 29 Mar.: `Recognition of the DNA minor groove by synthetic ligands.' (Robert Robinson Lectures)
Tue. 30 Mar.: `Towards regulation of transcription by chemical methods. (Robert Robinson Lectures)

Wed. 31 Mar.: `DNA charge transport chemistry and biology.' (Rosalind Franklin Lecture)

University Institute of Musculoskeletal Sciences, the Botnar Research Centre

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

27 Feb.: To be announced.

DR P. EGGLETON, Exeter and Plymouth
12 Mar.: To be announced.

MR D. LITTLE, Children's Hospital at Westmead, Sydney, Australia
Wed. 17 Mar., 5 p.m. (time provisional): `Potential new applications of bisphosphonates in fracture repair and orthopaedics.'

19 Mar.: To be announced.

DR R. WATTS, editor, Rheumatology
26 Mar.: `The publication process, or how to get your paper published.'


Graduate Seminar in Spanish Studies

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in Room 3, the Taylor Institution.

Convener: Dr Jacqueline Rattray.

10 Feb.: `Ternary sequencing.' (Joint meeting with the Romance Linguistics Seminar)

X. EZEIZABARREN, Basque Visiting Fellow, St Antony's
17 Feb.: `Basques: an approach to historical rights, language, and identities.'

DR K. HOOPER, Queen's
24 Feb.: `Spain's African vocation (Galdos, Pardo Bazan, Casanova).'

9 Mar.: `El prestigio social de las lenguas minoritarias: hacia un modelo de revitalización lingüística.'

Luis Buñuel: a colloquium

This colloqium will be held on Friday, 5 March, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. The event is organised by the Sub-faculty of Spanish in collaboration with the European Cinema Seminar. The speakers will be Peter Evans (Queen Mary, London), Xon de Ros (King's, London), Susana Medina (Birkbeck, London), and Jacqueline Rattray (Exeter College). Further details will be published later.

Romance Linguistics Seminar

Unless otherwise indicated, the following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Thursdays in 47 Wellington Square.

Convener: Professor M. Maiden.

5 Feb.: `Galician-Portuguese.'

Tue. 10 Feb., Room 3, Taylor Institution: `Ternary sequencing.' (Joint meeting with the Spanish Graduate Seminar)

12 Feb.: `Constituent order in the noun phrase from Latin towards Romance.'

19 Feb.: `On word order from Late Latin to Romance.'

Fri. 27 Feb.: `Syllabic developments in early French.'

4 Mar.: `The scope of the topic: quantifier–scope interactions in Spanish.'

11 Mar.: `The new Anglo-Norman Dictionary—a presentation.'


Carlyle Lectures

The legal framework of political thought, 1100–1600

DR MAGNUS RYAN, the Warburg Institute, will deliver the Carlyle Lectures at 5 p.m. on the following Tuesdays in the Examination Schools.

3 Feb.: `The Roman canon law mind.'

10 Feb.: `Romanism and Germanism.'

17 Feb.: `The sense of place.'

24 Feb.: `The Bartolus problem.'

2 Mar.: `Legal lineaments of the later medieval polity.'

9 Mar.: `Universal principle and institutional history.'


The following seminars will be held at 10.30 a.m. on Thursdays in the Seminar Room, the Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art. Details of the 26 February seminar will be announced later.

Convener: Professor M.S. Tite.

29 Jan.: `Pigments from Pompeii. Analysis and interpretation.'

A. OUTRAM, University of Exeter
12 Feb.: `From Mesolithic Europe to Viking Greenland: the identification and economic significance of bone fat exploitation.'

11 Mar.: `Soil micromorphology and Neolithic south India: the Bellary District archaeological project.'


Education in Africa

The following seminars will be held at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Dahrendorf Room, St Antony's College.

Conveners: Dr D. Johnson and Professor W. Beinart.

3 Feb.: `Aspects of education in Sierra Leone: from "jewel in the crown" to "basket case"?'

10 Feb.: `Education and democracy in the Gambia.'

17 Feb.: `Remaking the nation: changing masculinities and education in South Africa.'

S. NEWELL, Sussex
24 Feb.: ` "What the Dickens?": debates about English literature and English literacy in West Africa.'

2 Mar.: `Research and evaluation for educational development: learning from the PRISM experience in Kenya.'

9 Mar.: `Gatherers of knowledge: informal learning and transmission of healing knowledge amongst rural Namibian Khoisan.'

Teaching and Teacher Education

The following seminars will be held on Tuesdays in Teaching Room 1, the Department of Educational Studies.

Convener: Dr Ann Childs.

3 Feb., 5 p.m.: `Reports on initial teacher training (ITT) research and development awards in history and geography.'

DR M. COLE, Brighton
2 Mar., 11 a.m.: ` "Do you ride on elephants" and "never tell them you're German": the experiences of British Asian and black, and overseas student, teachers in south-east England.'


DR Y. CHOUREI, University of Exeter, will give a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 February, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `The impact of Mawdudi and Qutb on modern Islamic thought.'


Refugee Studies Centre

Eglantyne Jebb Lecture

DR J. BOYDEN will deliver the Eglantyne Jebb Lecture at 5.15 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 February, in the Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall.

Subject: `Eglantyne's challenge: coping with the impact of war and forced migration on children.'


Linacre Lectures

Green power: green responsibility?

The Linacre Lectures will be given at 5.15 p.m. on Thursdays in the Main Lecture Hall, the School of Geography and the Environment. Each presentation will be followed by a students' `question time' and discussion.

In the series, directors of leading conservation charities will speak about the changing marketplace and their strategies for success.

5 Feb.: TONY JUNIPER (Director, Friends of the Earth)

12 Feb.: JOHN ELKINGTON (Chairman, Sustainability Ltd.)

19 Feb.: GRAHAM WYNNE (Chief Executive, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds)

26 Feb.: KATE PARMINTER (Chief Executive, Council for the Preservation of Rural England)

4 Mar.: ROBERT NAPIER (Chief Executive, World Wide Fund for Nature—UK)

11 Mar.: STEVEN E. SANDERSON (President and Chief Executive, Wildlife Conservation Society)


Something paradoxical: a day of films by the acclaimed Polish documentary and feature film director Pawel Pawlikowski


The following films will be shown on Saturday, 14 February, 10 a.m.–5 p.m., in the Auditorium, Magdalen College. Admission is free.

From Moscow to Pietushki (1990; fifty minutes)

Dostoevsky's Travels (1991; fifty minutes)

Serbian Epics (1992; fifty minutes)

Twockers (1998; forty minutes)

Last Resort (2001; eighty minutes)

Pawel Pawlikowski will be present to introduce each film and the day will close with a discussion featuring contributions by film-makers Justin Hardy and Christopher Mitchell, critic and broadcaster Susan Hitch, Professor Julian Graffy from the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London, and Professor Ian Christie from the School of History of Art, Film, and Visual Media at Birkbeck College, University of London. The event will be chaired by Anthony Smith, President of Magdalen College.

The event is organised by The Laboratory at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art and Magdalen College, with the support of Arts Council England.

Waynflete Lectures

Claiming land, winning rights, losing life (an exploration and critique of Aboriginal land claims)

HUGH BRODY, Associate, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, and Visiting Professor of Anthropology, Kent, will deliver the Waynflete Lectures at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

10 Feb.: `The Arctic: the Inuit argument.'

17 Feb.: `The North Pacific coast: the Gitxan ask for the law.'

24 Feb.: `The southern Kalahari: Khomani San and the National Park.'

2 Mar.: `Mortality and myth-making: the case against land claims?'

Associated film-showings

The lectures will be accompanied by a series of three films, to be screened at 5 p.m.on Wednesdays of the same weeks in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

11 Feb.: The People's Land: Eskimos of Pond Inlet. Directed by Michael Grigsby; Disappearing World, Granada TV, 1975; fifty-five minutes.

18 Feb.: Time Immemorial. Directed by Hugh Brody; National Film Board of Canada, 1991; sixty-one minutes.

25 Feb.: Hunters and Bombers. Directed by Hugh Brody and Nigel Markham, National Film Board of Canada and Channel 4 TV, 1990; fifty-six minutes.


Asian Studies Centre

Taiwan Studies Programme Seminar

PROFESSOR YUN-HAN CHU, President, the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation and Distinguished Research Fellow, the Academica Sinica, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 2 March, in the Carr Room, the Founder's Building, St Antony's College.

Convener: Dr Steve Tsang.

Subject: `Taiwan's security dilemma: military rivalry, economic dependence, and the struggle over national identity.'


Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre

Intellectual property in the new millennium

The following seminars will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Latner Room, St Peter's College.

Conveners: Professor D. Vaver and Dr C. Greenhalgh.

MS C. BLACKBURN, partner, Manches Solicitors, Oxford
3 Feb.: ` "The Law of the Rings"—a review of intellectual property issues recently encountered by the Tolkien Estate.'

10 Feb.: `The author as risk-sharer.'

17 Feb.: `Vagueness and the scope of copyright.'

24 Feb.: `Patent dispute resolution: the escape from Utopia.'

THE HON. MR JUSTICE PUMFREY, Patents Court and Chancery Division
2 Mar.: To be announced.

9 Mar.: `Intellectual property in a peripheral jurisdiction: an issue of policy?'


Richard Hillary Lecture 2004

JEANETTE WINTERSON will deliver the Richard Hillary Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 February, in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, the St Cross Building.

Subject: `Words are the part of silence that can be spoken: what art might mean in the twenty-first century.'


Keston Seminars on Religion, State, and Society

A series of public colloquia will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursdays in the Collier Room, Regent's Park College.

29 Jan.: `The conversation about the Holy Spirit between St Seraphim and Motovilov: some issues concerning the text and its publication.'

19 Feb.: `Tolstoy and the Orthodox Church.'

11 Mar.: `Georgia: the current religious situation.'


Industrial Design Studentships 2004

About six Industrial Design Studentships will be offered in 2004 to graduates with a good grounding in engineering or science who wish to develop their capabilities in industrial or product design.

Applicants must:

  • be British nationals, resident in the UK.


  • be intending to make a career in British industry.


  • hold a good first degree in engineering or science.


  • have obtained admission to a suitable postgraduate course in the UK or overseas.


  • normally be aged 21--24, but older candidates may apply.

The award is for a year and comprises all tuition fees, a stipend of £8,500 per annum, an allowance of £750 per annum for materials, and some travel expenses. A second year will be similarly supported if the course demands it and the first year has been satisfactorily completed.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 30 April 2004. Application forms and further details can be obtained from the Royal Commission at the Sherfield Building, Imperial College, London SW7 2AZ (telephone: 020-7594 8790, e-mail. RoyalCom1851@imperial.ac.uk, Web site: http://www.royalcommission1851.org.uk).


Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages

The following have been appointed or reappointed to Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty Research Fellowships:

DR P. FRANKOPAN (Byzantine and Modern Greek)



DR J.H. EDWARDS (reappointed: Spanish)

DR N.H. GRIFFIN (reappointed: Spanish)

DR E. YANNAKAKIS (reappointed: Byzantine and Modern Greek)


Christ Church

PETER CARDWELL ELMES, MBE, FRCP, FFOM, November 2003; commoner 1940. Aged 82.

REGINALD PERCIVAL FOSTER, November 2003; commoner 1928. Aged 94.

JOHN HENRY MANNERS, 2 January 2004; commoner 1968. Aged 55.

Keble College

LESLIE JOHN ATKINSON, 21 December 2003; 1947. Aged 78.

ERIC RICHARDSON CHAPPELL, 27 October 2003; 1927. Aged 95.

GEORGE WILLIAM CHERRY, 10 December 2003; 1936. Aged 86.

CHRISTOFFEL COETZEE, 17 July 1999; 1971.

ARTHUR LEWIS COOKE, 18 July 2003; 1935. Aged 86.

SIMON CHRISTOPHER EASTWOOD, 12 August 2003; 1986. Aged 35.

JOHN KERRIDGE EDMONDS, 22 February 1997; 1944. Aged 70.

GERALD BENNETT RICHARDS, 6 December 2003; 1948. Aged 86.

JOHN ALFRED TERRAINE, 28 December 2003; 1939. Aged 82.

HARRY CHRISTOPHER HURFORD VEAZEY, 4 November 2003; 1930. Aged 92.

St Anne's College

MISS ELIZABETH MARY BELL, January 2004; member of St Anne's Society 1951–2, commoner 1952–4.

MRS JOANNA WOOLSTONE BULKELEY (née Milman), 25 December 2003; Home-Student 1932–6. Aged 91.

MRS JOYCE CARSTAIRS (née Cook), 5 October 2003; Home-Student 1939–42.

MRS MARIANNE DAVIES (née Hornstein), 2003; member of St Anne's Society 1948–51.

MRS LOIS IRENE GADSBY (née Richards), 30 October 2003; Home-Student 1938–41. Aged 83.

MRS BERYL ANTONIETTE GRAVES (née Pritchard); Home-Student 1933–6.

MRS MARGARET JEAN HEWITT (née Corn), 4 November 2003; member of St Anne's Society 1945–8.

MISS ELAINE MARY HODGES, OBE, 12 December 2003; member of St Anne's Society 1947–50.

MRS CYNTHIA SHEILA KENNY (née Clark), member of St Anne's Society 1946–9.

MS CATHERINE MARY GORDON OLIVER, 4 October 2003; graduate 1956–7. Aged 77.

SISTER MARY PARKES, August 2003; Home-Student 1941–2, member of St Anne's Society 1942–4.

MRS ELAINE PATRICIA RYE (née Spearing), 2 November 2003; member of St Anne's Society 1942–5.

MRS DIANA MAGUERITE JOYCE YEXLEY (née Bayliss); member of St Anne's Society 1946–9.

Somerville College

JAMES WILLIAM LOGUE, B.PHIL., MA, D.PHIL. (BA keele, M.PHIL. CNAA), 20 January 2004; College Lecturer 1988--93, Fellow and Tutor in Philosophy 1993--2004, Dean 1996--8. Aged 52.

Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature

Please note that the venue for the Medieval Society meeting at 8.30 p.m. on 5 Feb., has been changed. The meeting will now take place in the Dorfman Centre at St Peter's College and not in Linacre. Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome. The speaker will be Dr Leach of Royal Holloway, Univ. of London. Her subject is: Voice, Rationality, and Nature: Birdsong and Human music-making in the later Middle Ages.

Boutwood Lectures 2004

The Lectures are held biannually on Political and Religious Philosophy. This year's lectures are entitled "`Furious Religion' in an age of violence", The Revd Professor Duncan B. Forrester, Professor Emeritus of Theology and Public Issues, Edinburgh University; 18 & 19 Feb., 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., panel discussion 20 Feb., 5 p.m. to 6.30 p.m., McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. All welcome.

Volunteers Wanted

Oxford Cruse Bereavement Care needs volunteers to man a help line 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Mon., to Fri., (working either once a week, fortnight or month). If you would like more information please contact Yvonne, Celia or Sally: Oxford Cruse, Wesley Memorial Hall, New Inn Hall Street, Oxford OX1 2DH. Help line 01865 245398. E-mail: oxfordcruse@waitrose.com.

The National Blood Service

There will be a university staff blood donor session on Tues., 10 Feb., in the Assembly Room, Town Hall, St Aldates. Morning session runs from: 10 a.m. until 12.25 p.m. Afternoon sessions run from 2 p.m. until 4.25 p.m. Do something amazing today--Give Blood. Please call 0845 7 711 711. You can visit us at www.blood.co.uk, or on BBC2, Ceefax page 465.

d'Overbroeck's College Open Morning

Join us for our Open Morning on Sat., 7 Feb., from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. for information on Years 9--11 and Sixth Form entry. This is an informal event which gives students and parents an opportunity to have a look around the College, meet our teaching staff and some of our current students. Based in north Oxford, d'Overbroeck's is one of the largest and most successful co-educational independent colleges in the UK. For further information about us, please contact the College Office on 01865 310000 or visit our Web site at www.doverbroecks.com.

St Giles' Thursday Lunchtime Talks

Hilary Term 2004: 5 Feb., Following my Nose, Alec Peever; 12 Feb., A Painter's Progress, Ken Messer; 19 Feb., Faith in Work, Nick Mynheer; 26 Feb., Discovering the Creativity Within, Valerie Petts; 4 March, Contemporary Art and Catharsis, Mark Cazalet; 11 March, The tree with the lights in it, Roger Wagner; 18 March, Seeing Music; Hearing Colour, Mark Rowan-Hull. The talks will be held at St Giles' either in the Church or the Parish Rooms at 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: http://www.st-giles-church.org.

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 in term, also on the Wednesday before term starts, the Wednesday after the end of term and during the summer holidays. Newcomers with children (0-4 years) meet every Friday in term from 10-15 a.m. to 12 midday. Other term time activities include a Book Group, informal Conversation Group, and tours to colleges, museums, and other places of interest, also country walks and garden trips. Secondhand items can be bought on Wed. mornings 10.30 a.m. to 12 midday from the equipment room-- open all year except for 2 weeks at Christmas and Easter. Visit our Web site: www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

Cafe Zouk

Mughal Indian cuisine: 1st floor , 135 High Street, Oxford. From our kitchen to your table, we would like to bring you herbs, spices, roots, beauty, fragrances and Mughal tradition of passion for good food. Tel.: 01865 251600. Open: daily 12 p.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m. to 11.30 p.m. Web site: http://www.cafezouk.co.uk.


The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Strauss, Richard: 1st Horn Concerto (soloist Charlie Wilson); Dvorak: Symphony No 9 in E minor `From the New World'; Phillip A. Cooke: Five Mythical Creatures. Conductor Nicholas Mumby. Tues. 17 Feb., 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £12/£10, £5 available from the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.

Saturday, 14 Feb., 8 p.m. Sheldonian Theatre: Rachmaninov, Piano Concerto no. 2 in C minor, Op. 18; Prokofiev, Romeo and Juliet(excerpts); The Oxford Philomusica Orchestra, Nikolai Demidenko, piano; Yannis Daras, conductor. Tickets: £30, £24, £17, £10. Book online at www.oxfordphil.com, Box Office 01865 305305.

The Oxford Millennium Orchestra plays Baroque Classics. J.S.Bach: Brandenburg Concerto No 5, Cantata 82 `Ich habe genug', Toccata and fugue in D minor; Albinoni: Adagio in G minor. Harpsichord, Jonathan Wikeley, Baritone, David Somerville Wright, conductor/organ, Nicholas Mumby. Sat., 31 Jan., 8 p.m., Merton College Chapel. Tickets £8, £4 (concessions) available from the Oxford Playhouse on 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.

Personal Trainers

Paul Hornsby offers professional and effective advice to those members of the University (and their families) who would like to make a difference to their fitness and health this year. Weight loss, injury rehabilitation or sports specific training programmes can be devised for individuals or groups, at home or at the University Sports Centre, Iffley Road. discounted rates for University staff. Call 07980 818574, e-mail: pjh_personaltraining@yahoo.com.

One of the highest qualified exercise and nutritional consultant/personal trainers in the UK. 35 years experience. MSc Biomechanics & 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 or performance, from total novice levels to advanced, regardless of sex, age or physical limitations. Web site: www.alangordon-health.co.uk.

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.

Antiques Bought and Sold

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

Periodicals Bought and Sold

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

Services Offered

For general property repairs and maintenance, shelving, cupboards, and decorating give me a call. Excellent references. Anthony Swift 01865 762576.

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).

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

Conservation and restoration specialists Oxford Conservation Associates provide a comprehensive conservation and restoration service to colleges and private clients; from furniture to clocks; books to ceramics; paintings and gilding. Whatever your requirement call 01295 750998 for the right expert. E-mail: oxfordconservation@btopenworld.com.

Domestic Services

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

Tuition Offered

Easter revision courses: GCSE, AS & A level. d'Overbroeck's College is one of the leading and most established providers of Easter revision courses in the UK, with an outstanding track record of success. Expert exam based teaching. Focused exam preparation and feedback. At GCSE: revise 3 subjects in a 5-day course. At AS & A level: revise 2 subjects in a 6-day course. Based in North Oxford. Limited places available: contact us now to find out more. Tel: 01865 310000. Web site: www.doverbroecks.com/easter.

Situations Vacant

Part-time secretary/PA with very good computer and phone skills wanted for a small business in Oxford. Mixed office duties for a flexible experienced person; 15--20 hours per 4-day, or 5-day week. Contact Alison Haill. Tel.: 01865 436791. E-mail: alison.haill@oxfordprofessionalenglish.com.

Deputy Director of Music required for Oxford Welsh male voice choir. Remunerated position. For further details please ring 01235 521307/814975.

Publishing house is looking for an editor with excellent writing skills for in-house book projects. Flexible working terms. Please send samples of your writing marked for the attention of Valentina to: Artnik, 341b Queenstown Road, London SW8 4LH.

Housekeeper required: the Warden of Keble College requires a housekeeper to assist with domestic duties in the Lodgings. Responsibilities will include care of the Warden's official residence and home together with some reception and liaison duties. Additional occasional evening work would be required to assist with official entertaining. 20 hours per week 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.; salary on application. Benefits include contributory pension scheme, free meals on duty and 25 days' annual leave. Closing date: Mon., 16 Feb. For further information please contact Trish Long, 01865 272700 or e-mail: trish.long@keb.ox.ac.uk.

House to Let/For Sale

Normandy: Village au Brun, Notre Dame de Cenilly: old farm house, newly tiled roof, all mod cons, and set in approx. 13½ acres of farmland. Peaceful yet within 4 kms from Cerisy la Salle (local village; Saint-Lo, Coutance approx. 20 kms; Cherbourg, Bayeux, Mont St Michel and Caen within 100 kms. Ground floor: kitchen/dining room; gas cooker; separate electric oven; microwave; large fridge with separate freezer; gas c.h.; bathroom with toilet; sitting room. First floor: music room (with Grand piano), 2 bedrooms (1 with small office). Second floor: large bedroom; shower room with toilet; gallery (suitable for office) which overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Ideal retreat for writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. Long-term let or for sale (sensible offers). For further details please contact Alexander Kok on tel.: 00 33 2 33 45 52 16, fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.

Houses to Let

Furnished cottage to let in rural surroundings 6 miles south-west of Oxford: 3 bedrooms, sitting room, bathroom, kitchen, garden, garage, free use of squash court. Available 1 March. Rent £650 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 390535.

Charming period cottage, Westcott Barton, 14 miles north west of Oxford, in a quiet corner of the village. Attractively furnished and well equipped. Two bedrooms (1 double bedroom 1 spare bedroom/dressing room/study). Beams, inglenook fireplace, woodburning stove, gas c.h., country antiques, washer/drier, fridge/freezer, bath/shower, small walled south facing garden. Wonderful place to write. Available late April. E-mail: doreen.mcbarnet@csls.ox.ac.uk.

Charlbury(frequent trains to Oxford/London), magnificent Grade II Listed Cotswold stone house in enclosed courtyard/garden. Large kitchen, utility, dining room, living room, 4 large bedrooms, study/bedroom 5, 2 bathrooms. From March for 1 year or more. £1,800 p.c.m. Tel.: Simpson, 01608 810818.

Temple Cowley, newly renovated and furnished Victorian house with garden, close to local amenities; 1--2 reception rooms; 3 bedrooms (1 with en suiteshower and toilet); fitted kitchen with dishwasher and w/machine. Available mid-Aug. to end Dec. 04. £825 p.m. plus bills. Ideal for professionals and family. Tel.: Yasmin Sidhwa on 01865 711341 or e-mail : sidaley@hilldale.fsnet.co.uk.

North Oxford furnished house available from 1 Sept., for 1 year or less. Charming, cosy, quiet, easy to maintain, fully furnished house in Jericho/north Oxford. Walk to university, train and coach stations, near best schools, parks, c.h., recently re-decorated, secluded garden, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, drier, telephone, linen, dishes; 2 bedrooms £1,250 p.m. or 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m (includes bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Contact: Oxford: J.Mackrell (eves. or 7-8 a.m.), 01865 775567, e-mail: mackrelj@btopenworld.com; Canada: A. Gaston, tel.: 001 613 745 1368, fax: 001 613 745 0299, e-mail: gaston@cyberus.ca.

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

Flats to Let

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

Self-catering Apartments

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

Accommodation Offered

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

College & County have a range of quality properties to let in Oxford. Contact: info@collegeandcounty.biz to see how we can meet your accommodation needs.

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

Oxford B & B: attractive, quiet and convenient home from home. Per night, single £38, double £50. Weekly rate less 20%. Monthly rates negotiable. Tel.: 01865 770501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com

Accommodation Sought

Two--three-bedroom property within the Oxford ring-road sought for the month of May by Oxford Brookes' academic and family currently living abroad. References available. Please contact: ceciandpaul@hotmail.com.

Wanted: spacious good-quality preferably unfurnished accommodation in central North Oxford or Jericho, for professional non-smoking couple for longterm let. Tel.: 07745 407505 (day); 01865 201300 (eves.). No agencies.

Senior New Zealand diplomat coming to Oxford on sabbatical for the period mid-April to Mid-July is seeking to rent a furnished house or apartment, preferably centrally located. Two bedrooms, garage not needed. Please contact Richard Grant at: waimarama1@xtra.co.nz, or phone 00 64 4 499 0 566.

College & County is seeking to increase their portfolio of high quality Oxford property suitable for post graduate and academic lets. Ethical letting Works! A high level of personalised service and a less adversarial approach is in the interest of all. Would you like us to let and manage your house for you? Contact: mark@collegeandcounty.biz.

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

Accommodation Sought to Exchange

House swap required: Our 3-bedroom, 2 bathroom detached 1 storey house with garden, in central north Oxford, is within walking distance of the town centre/university, and close to the park. We would like to exchange it for a large house or flat in the south east area of Barcelona for 2/3 weeks from 1 July. Tel.: 01865 556980 or e-mail: mganddharman@btinternet.com.

Holiday Lets

Traditional Tarn farmhouse in 18 acres, sleeps 6/8 in main house (2 bathrooms) plus 4 in self-contained cottage across courtyard. Ideal for large family, or two families sharing. Recently modernised to high standard, central heating, open fireplaces, fully furnished, satellite tv, swimmingpool (heated if required), hard tennis court, large games room with table tennis, snooker; secluded field and oak woods. 1k from village of Cahuzac-sur-Vere (supermarket, baker, 2 restaurants, cafe, bank, butcher). 45 minutes Toulouse airport, in Gaillac, Cordes, Albi triangle. Available to let from Easter 2004. For more information, contact: mike.simler@wanadoo.fr or telephone Judith on 01993-878793 (evenings) or 01865-281577 (a.m.). Photographs and more details of the property can be viewed on the website: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/mike.simler/Gaubile2/.

Italy--Umbria, near Perugia, within easy reach of Assisi, Lake Trasimene, Orvieto. Restored farmhouse, own private valley, large swimming pool: 2 spacious flats sleeping 4 & 2, or can be combined. £250--£750 p.w. depending on numbers of beds and season. For further details phone or fax 01865 390581.

Italy, Le Marche, for rent: beautiful old farmhouse, lovingly restored with outstanding views of Sibillini mountains and surrounding hills. Large pool. Sleeps 10+. One hour from Ancona airport. Available July to Sept. Very reasonable rates. Enquire: ernesto.macaro@@edstud.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 513739.

Paris: 2-bedroom, double reception flat, available July and Aug. Minimum 1 week. £350 p.w. Cheaper terms for longer stays: 12th arrondissement, near the Bois de Vincennes, the Bercy complex and the `coulee verte'; Metro `Michel Bizot'. Very elegant, attractively furnished with character features (large windows, high ceilings, parquet floors) balcony and lift. Entirely renovated with all mod cons. Washing machine,drier, dishwasher, microwave, separate WC, TV, video, CD player. Digicode and interphone. No children (but baby OK). Non smokers only. Phone 01865 769967 for pictures and availability.

Normandy: charming, sympathetically furnished, half-timbered cottage with a pretty garden, in the Normandy countryside. Sleeps 7 (4 bedrooms). Comfortable and fully equipped (including for children; also a downstairs double bedroom suitable for the elderly); an excellent base for exploring the Pays d'Auge region, and only 30 minutes from good sandy beaches. Available all the year round. £250--£600 p.w. Tel., or fax Impey 0033 231 32 87 92. E-mail: matthew.impey@wanadoo.fr.

Luxury flat on a golf course for rent in Alicante, Spain. Fantastic location close to sandy beach (15 minute walk) and airport (14 km). Terrace overlooking the 15th hole of Alicante Golf course. Two bedrooms, 2 shower/bathrooms. Apartment exquisitely finished and fully equipped (TV, washing machine, dryer, oven, microwave). Amenities include, tennis, squash, jacuzzi, steam bath, pool, children's area, etc. Available from July. Contact: rosana.lopez@admin.ox.ac.uk for info and pictures.

Holiday house in Catalonia: well appointed 4-bedroom house in the unspoilt Catalonian village of Regencos (about 65 miles north-east of Barcelona, and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell; available throughout the summer of 2004. Several superb beaches within a radius of 6 miles. The house, which sleeps 7, is on 2 floors, each of which forms a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom and lounge/dining area. The ground floor has a large double bedroom and a single, while the upper floor has a similar double bedroom and a twin-bedded room. Attractive roof garden with beautiful views over the surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sunday and by private arrangement will cook delicious meals. Prices: £400 p.w., £750 per fortnight, £1,400 per 4 week period. Ring Dr Charles Mould 01993 810035 (fax 01993 810486) or e-mail: cmm@chalkface.net for further particulars.

Tuscan Hills: in superb situation near Siena our own restored farmhouse standing amidst its own olives and vineyard. Spectacular hill and forest views. Walking, art, food and wine abundant. Easy access to cities. Very peaceful with full services (but no pool). Sleeps up to 8. Reasonable rates. Tel./Fax: 01252 660899. E-mail: richfran1321@msn.com.

Southwest France, between Albi/Cordes, farmhouse with 6 acres, swimming pool, set amid sunflower fields and vineyards. Three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 living rooms, large kitchen, sleeps 8. Several airports within easy reach. Call 01608 810818 or e-mail barrymsimpson@hotmail.com for brochure.

Southern France: 27 miles from Perpignon Airport. Tastefully restored traditional village house with character in the heart of `Cathar Country'; 5 double bedrooms (3 en suite) plus family bathroom; 2 living rooms; large fully equipped kitchen. Large roof terrace. Other airports: Carcassone, Montpelier, Barcelona. Local swimming, rivers and lakes, beaches within 30 miles, and hiking. Available from now. Call Tony Venables on 01491 825035, or 01865 557767 evening. E-mail: janevenab@aol.com.

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

Cottage in rural Normandy: sleeps 6. All details at www.gitelacroix.com. Tel.: 0033 231 92 4712.

Rome: apartment for holiday or longer stays: 1-bedroom, Pigneto District, 15 minutes by bus from city centre; convenient; well located; well equipped; off roads accommodation. Linens and cleaning included. £200 p.2., £600 p.m. Contact: 01865 728830 or e-mail: buceti@frascati.enea.it.

Andalucia Gaucin: Casa Alta, a delightful private house in white mountain village to let while author/owner away; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; large living area with open fireplace; fully fitted kitchen leading on to terracem with magical views over valleys to coast and mountains of Africa. Very comfortably furnished, TV, video, washing machine, deep freeze, excellent maid by arrangement. £450--£550 p.w.; reduction for longer lets. Also Casa Flora, a self-contained guest house to Casa Alta. Separate entrance. Large studio with double bed, en suitebathroom, and French windows on to terrace with same wonderful views. Sleeps 2--3. Plus single bedroom with en suiteshower. Nice kitchen with wood stove, fridge, washing machine etc. Price according to season £200-£300 p.w. Tel.: 01985 844560 , e-mail: venetiaspain@aol.com, after Jan 20 , tel: 00 34 95 215 11 11 or e-mail: venetia@ari.es.

Cevennes--Gard/Lozere/Ardeche borders: spacious, recently refurbished apartment in stone Cevenol `mas', on the periphery of Mont Lozere National Park. Vine-covered terrace, adjoining modern kitchen; salon; 3 double bedrooms--sleeps 8+; bathroom and 2 shower rooms. Well separated from owners' accommodation which is usually unoccupied when this apartment is let. Set at about 1,000 ft, in over 2 acres of mature gardens and trees, the house is on the edge of a very quiet hamlet--near a village withshops--in an area of dramatic mountain scenery, with attractive river swimming. Uzes, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Arles, Montpellier, Southern Rhone vineyards, Gorges du Tarn--and the Mediterranean--all within easy reach. For those who do not wish to drive, there is easy access via TGV or cheap Stanstead flights. Booking now open for 2004 (from £210 p.w.). Non-smokers only please. Full c.h. available for autumn and winter lets. A smaller, second flat is now also available; this will sleep 4 or 5 in 2 bedrooms and has a large living area and a cool covered terrace. Though entirely separate from the larger flat--and available separately--this may be of particular interest to families who enjoy holidays together but appreciate privacy and independence. For further details of either of these flats please apply: 01527 541360.

Tuscany: Fattoria Corzano e Paterno, family owned and run award winning wine and cheese producing farm, half an hour from Florence, offers faithfully restored houses and apartments for short and longer term rentals. Web site: corzanoepaterno.it. Please contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham, 2000), e-mail: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Experience the Greek islands of Sporades with Thalpos Holidays. Local villa specialist offers lovely houses and villas in the beautiful islands of Skopelos and Alonissos in the Aegean Sea. Whether you are 2 or 20 persons in the party , and whether you wish to stay in the picturesque town, by the clear blue sea or in the breathtaking countryside, we have just what you are looking for. With more than 10 years of experience we are proud to offer high quality holidays and the very best service. See our programme for 2004 on: www.holidayislands.com, or contact us on e-mail: thalpos@otenet.gr. Tel.: 0030 24240 29036. Fax: 0030 24240 23057.

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

Deepest SW France. Relax in a luxuriously renovated farmhouse with large seculded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suiteaccommodation, heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks. Tel.: Marion on 01865 554122 or e-mail via Web site: www.hidden-sw-france.com.

Houses For Sale

Detached, 4-bedroom house in quiet cul-de-sac in West Oxford. Accommodation comprises of lounge, dining room, study, well-appointed kitchen, breakfast room, utility, conservatory, family bathroom and en suitebathroom to main bedroom, 3 further bedrooms. Double garage with large driveway, and parking for several vehicles. Internal viewing essential to appreciate this lovely family home. £385,000. No onward chain. Contact: Sue.Purcell@admin.ox.ac.uk or tel.: 01865 280093.

For Sale: Eynsham, Queen's Close. Rare chance to buy one of the sought-after semis in an excellent location in a small close in central old village location, 6 miles from Oxford on an excellent bus route; 3 bedrooms, bathroom, WC, lounge/diner with oak floor, kichen, gas c.h., single garage and approx. 80 ft west-facing rear garden. Guide price £249,950. Please contact Prof. George Smith, 01865 880497.

Retirement Flat for Sale

Large, light ground-floor flat in Warden run residence in Summertown, north Oxford. Ideal for a couple or single person. £65,000 + £550 p.c.m. service charge to include food, heating etc. Further details, tel.: 01223 357778 or 0117 9372511.

Houses/Flats for Sale

A new agency: Space, Woodstock Road, Oxford (opposite Browns restaurant), tel.: 01865 557333. For property details and virtual tours of 320 towns and villages in Oxfordshire, visit www.spaceagency.co.uk. See Oxford and the county at street level.


Clinical Lecturership in Clinical Neurology

Applications are invited for the above post in the University Department of Clinical Neurology. The Clinical Lecturer will take part in the department's teaching programme to clinical students, engage in research, and contribute to the clinical services of the department. Candidates should have the MRCP. The post will provide a professional training in Clinical Neurology. The successful candidate will be expected to have a commitment to the teaching of undergraduates and to follow a relevant research programme. The post-holder will be allocated an NTN for higher professional training if not already in possession of an Oxford Deanery NTN.

The appointment will be for a fixed term of four years subject to review after two years in post. The starting salary will be in the range £26,760–£42,750 (with additional payments for overtime for clinical work dependent on rota worked), according to age, qualifications, and experience.

Further particulars can be obtained from Mr David Williams, Department of Clinical Neurology, Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford OX2 6HE (telephone: Oxford 224805, fax: 790493, e-mail: david.williams@clneuro.ox.ac. uk), and may be found at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/ps/gp/current/list.shtml#clinical.

There is no formal application form and applications (seven copies, except from candidates overseas, who need send only one), including a curriculum vitae, a list of principal publications, and the names of two referees, should be sent to the address above for receipt not later than 21 February. The University will assume that it is free to approach referees at any stage unless the candidate's application stipulates otherwise.


Appointment of Research Officer

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals to work on an ESRC-funded project under the direction of Professor David Hendry, entitled `A New Theoretical Framework for Macroeconomic Forecasting'.

Applicants should hold a postgraduate qualification in Econometrics and have proven econometric programming skills, particularly a familiarity with the Ox language.

This is a fixed-term appointment for three years, commencing 1 April 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter, on the research staff 1A scale (£18,265–£27,339).

Additionally an ESRC doctoral studentship, tenable for a maximum of three years, will be linked to the project, commencing October 2004. Individuals interested in the studentship should contact the Administrator, the Department of Economics, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UQ, for further information.

Further particulars of the post are available on the department's Web site, http://www.economics.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 29 February.


Applications are invited for a one-year fixed-term post of University Drama Officer from self-motivated recent graduates, or those soon to be graduates. Applicants should have extensive experience of university student theatre and a broad range of theatre skills. Priority will be given to applications from candidates who have experience of Oxford University drama. Duties include helping to programme student productions at the three major venues (the Burton Taylor Studio Theatre, the Old Fire Station, and the Playhouse); helping students to plan and publicise their productions; and arranging drama workshops.

The appointment is for twelve months, starting in September 2004. Salary: £12,447 per annum.

Further particulars can be obtained from Max Todd, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)80299, e-mail: max.todd@admin.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday, 27 February. Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 30 March.


Appointment of Analyst/Programmer

The University is seeking an experienced Oracle analyst/programmer to join a development team responsible for the development and support of a newly implemented finance system. Applicants should have at least two years' experience of developing solutions on an Oracle platform, using PL/SQL and Reports 6i. The appointee will be creative, accurate, and well- organised in his/her approach to work, willing to extend his/her technical skills as required, and will be a good team player, committed to the success of the project.

This post is for a fixed term of two years. Salary: £21,125–£27,339 (pay award pending).

Some experience of systems analysis is highly desirable, and previous exposure to Oracle Financials Applications development will be an advantage. Familiarity with the use of PC tools (MS Word, Excel etc.), e-mail, and Internet browsers is assumed.

Further details of the post and how to apply are available from Melanie Holdak, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70120, e- mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk). The closing date is noon on 12 February. Interviews will be held in the week beginning 23 February.


Appointment of Administrative Secretary, Law Faculty Office

The Law Faculty Office has an immediate vacancy for a permanent, full-time administrative secretary. The faculty is looking for someone with high-quality secretarial and organisational skills who would enjoy a responsible role in this small, busy team. Excellent terms and conditions of employment are offered, as well as the opportunity to be involved in a wide variety of work in an interesting environment where excellence is highly valued. The main duties will be to provide secretarial and administrative support to the Faculty Administrator and the Deputy Administrator and to assist with the various functions of the faculty's `front office'.

The post will be on the C4 scale (salary £15,603–£18,015 per annum).

Further particulars, including details of the application process, are available on the Web at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Faculty Office, Faculty of Law, St Cross Building, St Cross Road, Oxford OX1 3UL (telephone: Oxford (2)71491, e-mail: lawfac@law.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is Monday, 23 February (5 p.m.).


Emanoel Lee Junior Research Fellowship (Medical)

St Cross College proposes to make an election to the Emanoel Lee Junior Research Fellowship, tenable for three years from 1 October 2004. The fellowship will be of the value of £400 a year, together with common table rights (five lunches a week).

The fellowship is open to men and women medical graduates of any university who have completed at least two years' work towards a higher degree or a higher medical qualification and are intending to engage in research in the field of medical science.

Applications (marked Lee JRF) should include a full curriculum vitae and the names of two referees and should be addressed to the Master, St Cross College, Oxford OX1 3LZ. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 30 March. Applicants should ask their referees to send references direct to the Master by that date.

Non-Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships

St Cross College invites applications for two non-stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships tenable for three years from 1 October 2004. The fellowships will carry common table rights (five lunches a week) and are open to men and women in any academic discipline.

Applicants should be in the process of completing their doctoral dissertations, 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 should include a full curriculum vitae, a brief statement of research plans and the names of two referees, and should be addressed to the Master, St Cross College, Oxford OX1 3LZ. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 30 March. Applicants should ask their referees to send references direct to the Master by that date.


Appointment of College Accountant

St Edmund Hall is seeking to appoint an Accountant who will be responsible for managing all aspects of the college's accounting function. The Accountant will supervise the various activities of the accounts office, prepare management and statutory accounts, and fulfil company secretarial duties within the college. The successful applicant will be a qualified and suitably experienced accountant, skilled with modern accounting packages, and experienced in managing a team.

Salary will be in the range £30,660–£36,712 per annum (currently subject to review). Benefits include pension scheme, generous holidays, and free lunches.

Applications in writing, together with a curriculum vitae, should be sent to the Bursar, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR, from whom further particulars are available (telephone: Oxford (2)79050, e-mail: bursar@seh.ox.ac.uk). The closing date is 14 February.

Appointment of Junior Dean

St Edmund Hall intends to appoint a Junior Dean for a period of four terms from Trinity Term 2004. The Junior Dean is responsible (under the Dean) for the discipline and welfare of junior members on the Queen's Lane site and for co-ordination with other members of the decanal team living in college annexes. The Junior Dean will be required to live in college during each Full Term and the noughth and ninth weeks thereof and is required to be available (on call) in college five nights out of every seven in term-time. Applicants must be graduates pursuing advanced study or research.

The Junior Dean will receive (i) an honorarium of £633 per annum if in receipt of a Research Council or similar award; otherwise a stipend of £3,517 per annum; (ii) a free room in college throughout the year; (iii) membership of the senior common room; and (iv) free meals at high table and in the SCR throughout the year except for short periods of kitchen closure.

Further particulars may be obtained from the College Secretary and Registrar, St Edmund Hall, Oxford OX1 4AR (telephone: (2)79009, fax: (2)79002, e-mail: college.secretary@st-edmund- hall.oxford.ac.uk).

Application should be by letter outlining suitability for the post and should include a curriculum vitae with details of relevant experience and the names of two referees. If the applicant is currently registered as a graduate student, one of the referees must be the applicant's university supervisor. Applications should be addressed to the College Secretary and Registrar and delivered to the College Office by Wednesday, 18 February. Applicants should request their referees to write to the College Secretary by the same date.

It is expected that interviews will be held in the afternoon of Thursday, 26 February.

St Edmund Hall is an equal opportunities employer.


Lecturership in German

Applications are invited from suitably qualified men and women for a one-year stipendiary College Lecturership in German, with effect from 1 October 2004. The lecturer will be required to give up to six hours of undergraduate teaching a week, divided between St John's College and St Catherine's College. The successful candidate must be able to prepare students for the preliminary examinations at the end of the first year (requiring the study of literary set texts and grammar revision) and to teach at least substantial parts of Papers VIII and X. These involve a range of literary authors and topics in the period from 1760 to the present day, and a group of authors prescribed for special study (see http://www.mod- langs.ox.ac.uk/guides/2002/German.pdf). The successful candidate will also be required to undertake a certain amount of language teaching, to assist with the administration of Modern Languages in St John's College, and with the pastoral care of students and the undergraduate admissions process in both colleges. The salary will be £11,095 (under review), together with certain benefits and allowances. A shared teaching room will be provided.

There are no further particulars for this post. However, the Fellow in German at St John's College, Professor Ritchie Robertson, will be available to answer informal enquiries about the teaching required ( e-mail: ritchie.robertson@sjc.ox.ac.uk). Applications (original plus four copies), with details of teaching experience, career, research, publications, and the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to the Academic Administrator, St John's College, Oxford OX1 3JP. Applicants should ask their referees to write directly to the Academic Administrator. The deadline for both references and applications is Thursday, 19 February. It is hoped that interviews will take place on Friday, 5 March.

St John's College is committed to equal opportunities.


Appointment of Tutorial Secretary (College Office)

University College wishes to appoint a third person to work in the busy and friendly College Office as Tutorial Secretary. The successful applicant will have good secretarial and IT skills and an ability to work accurately and quickly under pressure. S/he will be required to undertake the routine work of the College Office, such as filing and photocopying, in addition to more demanding work. The post involves frequent contact with students and academic staff. A calm attitude and a sense of humour would be assets.

The Tutorial Secretary will join an office team consisting of the College Secretary, the Admissions Secretary, and the Fellows' Secretary, who works part-time.

The post is full-time (36.5 hours per week). The salary will be on the scale £13,547–£18,015, depending on age and experience. The college offers generous terms and conditions of employment, optional membership of the OSPS pension scheme, and private health insurance.

A full job description is available from the College Secretary, Mrs Jane Vicat, University College Oxford 0X1 4BH (e-mail: jane.vicat@univ.ox.ac.uk). Applications, including the names and addresses of two referees, should be sent to Mrs Vicat by 7 February.

University College is committed to equal opportunities in employment.


Professorship of Mathematical Physics (1978)

The Board of Electors to the Professorship of Mathematical Physics (1978) invites applications for this professorship in succession to H.K. Moffatt, FRS, and J.M. Stone. The professorship will be held in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and candidates' principal research interests should be in some area of astrophysics. It is hoped that the successful candidate will take up appointment by 1 October 2004. The appointment will be subject to the statutes and ordinances of the University of Cambridge.

Further information may be obtained from the Academic Secretary, University Offices, The Old Schools, Cambridge CB2 1TT ( e-mail: ibise@admin.cam.ac.uk). Applications, including details of current and future research plans, a curriculum vitae, and a publications list should be sent to the Academic Secretary, together with the names of three referees, so as to reach him not later than 15 March.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor T.J. Pedley (telephone: 01223 339842, e-mail: T.J.Pedley@damtp.cam.ac.uk).


Stephen Hawking Teaching Fellowship in Mathematics

Trinity Hall invites applications for a teaching Fellowship in Pure Mathematics or Probability and Statistics. The successful applicant will be expected to teach small groups of students (typically two students in a group) for twelve hours per week (over twenty weeks of the academic year) and assist in supervising, directing studies, and undergraduate admissions. While this is a college-based teaching position, the successful applicant will be encouraged to undertake independent research and to contribute both to the life of the college and the relevant university department.

The appointment will take effect from 15 September 2004 (or at the latest 1 October 2004), for three years in the first instance. An earlier appointment date might be negotiated. The starting stipend for this post will be in the range £18,500–£26,000 on the university scale for academic appointments, depending on age and experience.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, a statement of research, and the names of three referees (one teaching referee and two research referees), should be addressed to the Master by 23 February. It is anticipated that the final interviews will be held during the early part of March. Further particulars are available on the college Web site
(http://www.trinhall.cam.ac.uk/appointme nts), or from Ginny Barrett, PA to the Master, Trinity Hall, Cambridge CB2 1TJ (telephone: 01223 332540, fax: 01223 765157, e-mail: vfab2@cam.ac.uk). Specific questions may be addressed to Prof Tom Körner (e-mail: twk@dpmms.cam.ac.uk).

Friday 30 January

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Project management for administrative staff', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

PROFESSOR R. DILLEY: `Identifying craftsmen in Senegal: conceptions of "caste", cultural origin, and animal characteristics' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

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

DR V. JOSHI: `Globalisation and exchange rate regimes' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

DR J. MADDICOTT: `Confluence: English council, feudal counsel, 1066–1189' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR VERNON BOGDANOR: `The role of the Department for Constitutional Affairs—the Permanent Secretary's view' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

AHMAD KHALIDI: `A national security policy for Palestine' (lecture series: `Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR G. SAMUEL: `Teaching non-western religions today: finance, politics, and identity' (Interdisciplinary Seminars in the Study of Religions), Council Room, Mansfield, 5 p.m.

Saturday 31 January

ORGAN RECITAL: Christian Wilson, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

Sunday 1 February

THE REVD DR MAURICE WILES preaches, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

Monday 2 February

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

A. NATHOO: ` "The most extraordinary programme ever shown on television": transplant surgeons, cardiac patients, and Tomorrow's World in 1968' (seminar series: `Surgery, physic, and culture'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

J.-L. LEUTRAT: `Introduction au cinéma de la "modernité": Jean-Luc Godard (Vivre sa vie/Le Mépris)' (lecture series), Maison Française, 5 p.m.

BRIAN O'ROURKE: `Composite materials and safety structures in F1 racing cars' (Formula 1 Motorsport Evening), Begbroke Science Park, 6 p.m. (admission free, but e-mail reservation necessary: elen.humphreys@begbroke.ox.ac.uk or rebecca.lingwood@begbroke.ox.ac.uk).

Tuesday 3 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Recruitment and selection for administrators'—day 2, 9.30 a.m., and `Small group teaching'—humanities and social sciences, second meeting, 12.15 p.m. (see information above).

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

DR M. RYAN: `The Roman canon law mind' (Carlyle Lectures: `The legal framework of political thought, 1100–1600'), Schools, 5 p.m.

BRIDGET KENDALL, ABDEL BARI ATWAN, and SIR PETER STOTHARD: `The role of the media' (Parliamentary Seminars: `A fractured world: foreign policy in the twenty-first century'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

DR A. SWIFT: `How not to be a hyprocite: school choice for the morally perplexed' (seminar series: `Current issues in social policy'), Violet Butler Seminar Room, Barnett House, 5 p.m.

L. ROBERTS: `From stage scepticism to screen success: interpreting John Adams's The Death of Klinghoffer and El Niño on video' (Graduate Students' Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty, 5 p.m.

SELINA HASTINGS: `Rosamond Lehmann and the captive biographer' (lecture series: `Biographers at work'), Lecture Theatre 2, St Cross Building, 5.15 p.m.

DR J. BOYDEN: `Eglantyne's challenge: coping with the impact of war and forced migration on children' (Refugee Studies Centre: Eglantyne Jebb Lecture), Talbot Hall, Lady Margaret Hall, 5.15 p.m.

C. THOMAS: `De l'essai au roman' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

HUGH WHITEMORE (News International Visiting Professor of Broadcast Media): `Nuts and bolts: how a TV drama series is put together' (News International Broadcast Media Lectures: `The largest theatre in the world: a writer's view of television drama'), Exeter, 5.30 p.m.

Wednesday 4 February

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Small group teaching'—sciences and medical sciences, second meeting, 12.15 p.m. (see information above).

ORGAN RECITAL: Imogen Parker, the chapel, Queen's, 1.10 p.m. (admission free, with retiring collection).

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talks: `The Greeks and their gods', 1.15 p.m.; and `English embroideries', also 1.15 p.m. (series `Curator and the Collection': Ms Mary Brooks). (Cost: £1.50. Tel. for bookings: (2)78015, 9 a.m.–1 p.m., or e-mail: education.service@ashmus.ox.ac.uk. Booking essential for Ms Brooks' talk.)

OXFORD SCIENCE FESTIVAL: Equal Opportunities in Science: lecture and panel discussion, Plant Sciences Building, South Parks Road, from 2.30 p.m. (Organised by the Association of Women in Science and Engineering. Further information from Dr Gail Preston—gail.preston@plants.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR C. CLUNAS: `The word on the streets: visual and material cultures of text' (Slade Lectures: `Empire of Great Brightness: visual and material cultures of Ming China, 1368--1644'), Nelson Mandela Lecture Theatre, Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR T.F. KENNEDY: `New World Missions I: music and culture' (D'Arcy Memorial Lectures: `Early Jesuit music'—with video and audio illustrations), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR Y. CHOUERI: `The impact of Mawdudi and Qutb on modern Islamic thought' (Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies seminars: `Islamic political thought'), Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, 5 p.m.

P. SIJPESTEIJN: `Family Tzorus—a settlement from the Cairo Geniza' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m.

Thursday 5 February

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

PROFESSOR C. VICTOR: Loneliness and isolation among older people' (Oxford Institute of Ageing seminars: `Health and social care for ageing populations'), Lecture Theatre, Department of Sociology, 1 p.m.

C. HEATH: `Love, betrayal, and revenge in the Upper Amazon' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Engendering emotion: interdisciplinary contexts'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

P. ASHWIN: `Variations in tutors' experience of the "Oxford tutorial" ' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning research seminars, History of Art Lecture Room, Littlegate House level 2, 4 p.m. (enquiries: harriet.dunbar-goddet@learning.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR SHLOMO BEN-AMI: `The early years: a missed opportunity?' (lecture series: `The quest for peace in the Arab–Israeli conflict'), Schools, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F.X. CLOONEY: `Authority and scripture in Hindu and Christian thought' (Centre for Christianity and Culture lecture series: `Relating to the "Other": Hindu and Christian perspectives'), Regent's Park, 5 p.m.

TONY JUNIPER (Director, Friends of the Earth) speaks in Linacre Lectures series `Green power: green responsibility?'—directors of leading conservation charities speak about the changing marketplace and their strategies for success, Main Lecture Hall, School of Geography and the Environment, 5.15 p.m.

R. PARISH: `C'est la foi qui se perd et personne n'y perse: polémique et dogme chez Bossuet' (Early Modern French Seminar), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

DR JIM BENNETT: `Instruments and ingenuity', Museum of the History of Science, 7 p.m. (Lecture linked to current exhibition `Ingenuity in Restoration England'. Admission free.)

Friday 6 February

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

PROFESSOR E. COLSON: `The many names of a Gwemba Tonga' (Ethnicity and Identity Seminar: `Identifying and naming—anthropological and other approaches'), Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, 61 Banbury Road, 11 a.m.

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

DR E.H. BURTON: `Does open trade promote human rights in the developing world?' (seminar series: `Making globalisation work for developing countries'), Goodhart Seminar Room, University, 2 p.m.

DR J. MADDICOTT: `Transformations: the making of the community of the realm, 1189–1225' (James Ford Lectures in British History: `The origins of the English Parliament, c.900–1327'), Schools, 5 p.m.

DR DAVID BUTLER: `The strategy of the Liberal Democrats' (seminar series: `British government and politics'), Lecture Room XI, Brasenose, 5 p.m.

AZMI BISHARA: `Israel, Palestine, and the question of citizenship' (lecture series: `Palestinians on Palestine: the way forward'), Lecture Theatre, St Antony's, 5 p.m.

FRIENDS OF THE BODLEIAN Literary Evening: readings by William Boyd and Ian McEwan, Holywell Music Room, 8 p.m. (tickets £20, from Mrs P.M. Sturgis: tel. (2)77234, e-mail: pms@bodley.ox.ac.uk).

THE OXFORD UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA (conductor Jason Lai) performs John Adams, The Chairman Dances; Britten, The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra; and Sibelius, Symphony No. 5 in E flat., Sheldonian, 8 p.m.

Saturday 7 February

STUDY-DAY: `La France de la Libération: nouvelles perspectives', Maison Française, 10 a.m.–3.30 p.m. (advance booking required—for details and cost, e-mail: maison@herald.ox.ac.uk).

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA: conducting masterclass with Alan Hazeldine, Denis Arnold Hall, Music Faculty (free of charge).

ORGAN RECITAL: David Leigh, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

YAEL WEISS (piano recital): works by Schumann, Beethoven, and Michael Hersch, the Auditorium, St John's, 8.30 p.m. (admission by free programme, available from the porters' lodge).