Oxford University Gazette: 29 July 2004

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 134, No. 4675: 29 July 2004

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

The following supplement was published with this Gazette:

  • Student Numbers 2004

Gazette publication arrangements

This is the final Gazette of the current academic year. Publication for 2004–5 will begin on 23 September. The usual deadlines will apply: 12 noon on Wednesday of the week prior to publication for classified advertisements; 12 noon on Thursday of the week prior to publication for all official notices.


Register of Congregation

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

Baltag, A.B., St Cross

Barnes, R., D.Phil., St Cross

Barnwell, D.E., The Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics

Buchler, T., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Costello, C., Worcester

Holowaty, I.D., Bodleian Library

Lee, S.R., Department of Human Anatomy and Genetics

Price, A.J., Worcester

Raychowdhury, R., Faculty of Clinical Medicine

Uberoi, R, Faculty of Clinical Medicine


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

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

  • CONGREGATION 5 October 12 noon
    • *1 Retiring Vice-Chancellor's Oration
    • *2 Admission of Vice-Chancellor for 2004--9
  • * List of forthcoming Degree Days
  • * List of forthcoming Matriculation Ceremonies



Council Resolution of 12 July 2004

Council has resolved that the Vice-Chancellor's Convocation habit shall be a black silk gown with a form of gold and black lace sewn on the collar and the sleeves.


The University is hosting the 2004 Universities UK Conference. As a result there will be no staff parking available in the area in front of the University Museum, around the Radcliffe Science and Hooke Libraries, and around Earth Sciences (approximately forty spaces in total) from 14 September to 16 September inclusive. Alternative parking facilities may be available. Members of staff who usually park in this area and who will require parking on those three days are asked to contact Mr E. Wigzell, University Surveyor's Office (e-mail: edward.wigzell@survey.ox.ac.uk) for further information.


This prize is awarded annually to a full-time MBA student at the Saïd Business School who is judged to have excelled academically and to have made an exceptional contribution in the classroom, and to have contributed greatly to the wider social and intellectual life of the school. The award will be made on the recommendation of a committee comprising the Peter Moores Dean of the Saïd Business School, the MBA Director, the Chairman of MBA examiners, and one other person nominated by the Peter Moores Dean. The value of the award will be £10,000. The award will be made annually at the end of course ceremony in September.


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


                                                 Appointed by

The Principal of Jesus                           Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Warden of All Souls                          ex officio
Professor M. Maguire                             Council
Professor A.J. Ashworth                          Council
Mr D. Hay                                        Social Sciences Board
Dr R. Young                                      Law Board
Professor N. Lacey                               Law Board
Professor E. McKendrick                          Law Board
Dr J. Landers                                    All Souls College


                                                 Appointed by

Dr W.D. Macmillan                                Mr Vice-Chancellor [1]
The Principal of St Hugh's                       ex officio
Professor P. Hedstrom                            Council
Professor A. Dale                                Council
Mr D. Hay                                        Social Sciences Board
Professor A.F. Heath                             Department of Sociology
Mr C. Mills                                      Department of Sociology
Professor T. Pederson                            Department of Sociology
Professor R. Westbrook                           St Hugh's College

[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).


Public lecture

ERIC LAX will lecture at 4.30 p.m. on Monday, 13 September, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre. The lecture deals with the development of penicillin in Oxford and elsewhere. Admission will be by free ticket, obtainable from Susan Harrison (telephone: Oxford (2)85751, e-mail: susan.harrison@path.ox.ac.uk).

Subject: `The mould in Dr Florey's coat.'

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. Postgraduate presentations will be given at the meeting on 26 November. DR M. SUNDSTROM, Chief Scientist, Structural Genomics Consortium
3 Sept.: `From structure to function: the Structural Genomics Consortium.' PROFESSOR T. CHAMBERS, St George's Hospital Medical School, London
24 Sept: To be announced. MR M. SNEAD, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge
15 Oct.: `Genetics and clinical features of Stickler's syndrome.' DR P. BOWNESS
5 Nov.: `Why does HLA-B27 predispose to inflammatory arthritis?' PROFESSOR L. CARDON
12 Nov.: To be announced. DR J. URBAN
19 Nov.: To be announced. PROFESSOR D. KERR
3 Dec., 2 p.m.: To be announced.

Oxford Clinical Neurosciences Lectures

The following lectures will be given at 11.30 a.m. on Fridays in the Witts Lecture Theatre, the Radcliffe Infirmary. DR M. HUSAIN, University College, London
17 Sept.: `Visual neglect following stroke.' DR L. BANDMANN, University of Sheffield Medical School
8 Oct.: `Dystonia—an update.'


Maritime discovery and exploration

This day-school, focusing on famous voyages of exploration under sail, will be held on Saturday, 25 September, 9 a.m.–4.30 p.m., in Christ Church. Speakers include Professor Andrew Lambert, King's College, London; Jeremy Coote, Pitt Rivers Museum; and Professor Glyn Williams, Queen Mary College, London. Tickets cost £39 (full lecture programme, meals, and refreshments). For further details contact Alex Webb (telephone: Oxford (2)76174, e-mail: dayschool@chch.ox.ac.uk).


McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine

PROFESSOR VIVIAN NUTTON, Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine, University College London, will deliver the McGovern Annual Lecture in the History of Medicine at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 28 October, in the E.P. Abraham Lecture Theatre, Green College.

Subject: `To dissect or not to dissect? Some ancient responses to a modern dilemma.'


Public discussion

HUMBERTO MATURANA, University of Chile, and STEVEN ROSE, Open University, will hold a public discussion at 7.30 p.m. on Monday, 6 September, in St Anne's College. Admission is free but advance booking is required (telephone: 01908 655070, e-mail: m.a.shelley@open.ac.uk).

Subject: `Biology, love, and social responsibility.'



With the approval of the relevant divisional board, the following appointments and reappointments have been made and titles conferred for the periods stated.





\IRENE LEMOS, D.PHIL.\ Fellow of Merton College. In Classical Archaeology. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.


Medieval and Modern Languages

SOPHIE MARNETTE (PH.D. Berkeley). Fellow of Balliol College. In Medieval French. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

Modern History

JAY SEXTON, M.ST., D.PHIL. Fellow of Corpus Christi College. In American History. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.


ATRIN HAF WILLIAMS (PH.D. Cambridge). Fellow of Keble College. In New Testament Studies. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.



ANNIE SUTHERLAND, D.PHIL. Fellow of Somerville College. In English. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

Medieval and Modern Languages

MARIE-CHANTAL KILLEEN (PH.D.). Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. In French Language and Literature. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.


VOLKER HALBACH (PH.D. Munich). Fellow of New College. In Philosophy. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009. ANTONY EAGLE (MA Princeton). Fellow of Exeter College. In Philosophy. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009. CHRISTOPHER SHIELDS (MA, PH.D. Cornell). Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall. In Philosophy. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009.



BETTINA ERIKA SCHMIDT (PH.D. Marburg). In the Study of Religion. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.


Oriental Studies

SENEL SIMSEK, MA. In Turkish. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.




CECILIA TRIFOGLI (MA, PH.D. Milan). Fellow of All Souls College. In Medieval Philosophy. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.


Modern History

NICHOLAS STARGARDT (MA, PH.D. Cambridge). Fellow of Magdalen College. In Modern History. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age. SENIA PASETA (MA, PH.D. Australian National University). Fellow of St Hugh's College. In Modern History. From 1 October 2004 to the retiring age.


Medieval and Modern Languages

ROCIO MARTÍNEZ ESPADA (MA York). In Spanish. From 1 October 2004 to 30 June 2005.


Medieval and Modern Languages

KERSTIN HOGE, MA, M.PHIL, D.PHIL. (MLS Ohio). Fellow of St Anne's College. In German Linguistics. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2007.


Oriental Studies

YOUNG-HAE CHI, M.PHIL. (BA, MA Hankuk). In Korean. From 1 August 2004 to 31 July 2007.

ConfermentS of title



ROSALIND THOMAS (MA, PH.D. London). Fellow of Balliol College. In Ancient History. From 1 October 2004 to 30 September 2009. BRUNO GABRIEL FELIX CURRIE, M.ST., D.PHIL. Fellow of Oriel College. In Classical Languages and Literature. From October 2004 to 30 September 2009.

Medical Sciences



Human Anatomy and Geneticsw

MATTHEW JOHN ANDREW WOOD, MA, D.PHIL. (BM, B.CH. Cape Town), Fellow of Somerville. From 1 September 2004 to the retiring age.


With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following changes in regulations made by divisional boards and the Continuing Education Board will come into effect on 13 August 2004.

1 Life and Environmental Sciences Board

M.Sc. by Coursework in Water Science, Policy and Management

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for examination in 2005)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 693, after 1.7 insert:

`Water Science Policy and Management    Life and Environmental Sciences'.

2 Ibid., p. 767, after 1.30 insert:

`Water Science Policy and Management

1. The Life and Environmental Sciences Divisional Board shall elect for the supervision of the course a standing committee. The Course Director will be responsible to the standing committee.

2. Candidates must follow a course of instruction in Water Science, Policy and Management for at least three terms, and will, when entering for the examination, be required to produce a certificate from the Course Director to this effect.

3. The examination will consist of:

(i) a written examination of three three-hour papers based on eight courses as described in the schedule;

(ii) two assessed essays based on option courses;

(iii) a dissertation on a subject selected in consultation with the supervisor and Course Director and approved by the standing committee.

4. Candidates must submit to the Course Director by the end of eighth week of Hilary Term in the year in which they enter the examination, the title and a brief statement of the form and scope of their dissertation, together with the name of a person who has agreed to act as their supervisor during preparation of the dissertation.

5. The dissertation shall be of a maximum length of 15,000 words excluding appendices and references.

6. Two double-spaced, bound, typewritten or printed copies of the dissertation must be sent, not later than noon on the first Friday in September in the year in which the written examination is taken, to the M.Sc. examiners (Water Science, Policy and Management) c/o the Clerk of the Schools, Examinations Schools, High Street, Oxford OX1 4BG. The examiners may retain one copy of the dissertation of each candidate who passes the examination for deposit in an appropriate library. Both copies must bear the candidate's examination number but not his/her name. The dissertation shall be accompanied by a statement clarifying that the dissertation is the candidate's own work except where otherwise indicated.

7. In the written examination, the examiners will permit the use of hand-held pocket calculators subject to the conditions set out under the heading `Use of calculators in examinations' in the Special Regulations concerning Examinations.

8. The examiners may also examine any candidate viva voce on the candidate's written papers, dissertation or both.

9. To complete the course successfully the candidate must satisfy the examiners in each of the three specified elements (core courses, options and dissertation). A candidate who has failed to satisfy the examiners in any of the three elements may enter again for the examination in those elements on one, but not more than one, subsequent occasion.

10. Arrangements for reassessment shall be as follows:

(i) Core courses. Candidates who fail any of the core-course examinations may resit the examination in the Trinity Term of the following academic year.

(ii) Option courses. Candidates who fail any of the assessed essay may resubmit that essay or essays to the Clerk of the Schools by noon on Friday four weeks after Week Nine of the term in which the essay or essays were first submitted.

(iii) Dissertation. Candidates who fail the dissertation may resubmit the dissertation by the required date in Trinity Term of the following academic year. 11. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.


(a) Core courses

1. The Natural Science of Water This core course will emphasise physical, chemical, and biological interactions across the hydrological cycle at the catchment/basin scale. It will also develop an understanding of engineering and technological solutions for water and sanitation.

2. The Socio-economic and Political Nature of Water This component brings to the fore arguments and issues related to the governance, economics, law and social sciences dimensions of water.

3. Methods and Techniques for Water Management This course will provide an advanced introduction to the techniques used for collecting and analysing data to support the understanding and management of water. It will cover subject areas such as field collection methods, data acquisition from other sources, remote sensing, statistical methods, modelling and GIS.

(b) Option courses Candidates will be expected to show advanced knowledge of two of the option courses on offer in any year.'

3 Ibid., p. 1005, after l. 23 insert: `in Water Science, Policy and Management for three examinations;'.

2 Social Sciences Board

(a) M.Phil. in Economics

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 531, delete ll. 26--31 and substitute: `Probability and distribution theory. Asymptotic theory. Estimation and testing. Inference methods, e.g. likelihood and methods of moments. Regression, Monte Carlo. Macroeconometrics, dynamic models. Microeconometrics, discrete choice, panel data. Various applications.'

2 Ibid., l. 32, delete `All three' and substitute `The Microeconomics and Macroeconomics'.

3 Ibid., p. 532, delete l. 32 and renumber the subsequent sections 2--4 as 1--3 accordingly.

(b) M.Sc. in African Studies

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 691, after l.3 insert:

`African Studies     Social Sciences'.

2 Ibid., p. 694, after l.40 insert:

`African Studies

1. Each candidate will be required to follow a course of instruction in African Studies for three terms, and will, when they enter their names for the examination, be required to produce a certificate from their supervisors to this effect.

2. Candidates will be required to present themselves for examination in the compulsory paper in Methodology and Research Strategies, in Themes in African History and the Social Sciences, and in one optional paper at the end of Trinity Term in the year of registration. In addition, each candidate will be required to submit the following written work:

(i) Historiography/Theory essay: one 5,000 word essay on the comparative reading, historiography, or theory relevant to the dissertation, including introduction of key questions to be addressed in the dissertation to be submitted not later than 12 noon on the first day of first Week of Trinity Full Term in the year in which the examination is taken.

(ii) One 10,000 word dissertation: the title of the dissertation must be approved by the African Studies Management Committee not later than 12 noon on the last day of Eighth Week of Michaelmas Full Term in the year in which the examination is taken. The dissertation must be submitted not later than 12 noon on Friday of Sixth Week of Trinity Full Term in the year in which the examination is taken. Two typewritten or word processed copies of each of the items of written work detailed in (i)--(ii) above must be delivered to the Clerk of the Examination Schools, addressed to the Chair of Examiners for the M.Sc. in African Studies, c/o Clerk of the Schools, Examination Schools, High Street, Oxford at the times and days specified.

3. A candidate who fails the examination will be permitted to retake it on one further occasion within six terms of his or her initial registration. A candidate who fails one or more of the compulsory or optional papers will be required to resit all three papers. Candidates will be permitted to resubmit the same item or items of written work that reached a satisfactory standard.

4. Candidates may be required to attend an oral examination on any part of the examination.

5. The examiners may award a distinction for excellence in the whole examination.


The structure of the course is as follows:

(a) Compulsory core course in Methodology, Ethics, and Research Strategies: researching Africa: ethics, politics; disciplinary approaches including history, politics, anthropology, and geography, with key texts; conducting interviews: oral traditions, interviewing strategies, reminiscences, memory, questionnaires, participatory methods; archives on and in Africa; visual materials, artefacts, photographs and films; practical aspects of research.

(b) Compulsory core course in Themes in African History and the Social Sciences: key features of African states; social and economic change and the dilemmas of development; globalisation and conflict in the post-colonial era; environmental history and politics.

(c) Optional paper: Candidates must choose one optional paper from a list published annually and distributed to students by the last day of eighth Week of Michaelmas Full Term.'

3 Ibid., p. 1005, after l.23 insert: `in African Studies for three examinations.'

3 Continuing Education Board

(a) M.Sc. in Evidence-based Health Care

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

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 726, delete ll. 8--9 and substitute: `(e) two papers based on the statistical material covered in modules (iv) and (v) of the Schedule.'.

2 Ibid., l. 17, delete `statistical exercises'.

3 Ibid., l. 42, delete `statistical exercises' and substitute `papers'.

4 Ibid., l. 49, after `the initial failure' insert: `A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the papers under 2 (e) above may be permitted to retake the part or parts of the examination which they have failed, on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.'

5 In Gazette, p. 829 (25 March 2004), regulation (4), column 2, cl. 3, delete `statistical exercises' and substitute `papers'.

(b) Postgraduate Diploma in Evidence-based Health Care

With effect from 1 October 2004 (for first examination in 2005)

1 In Examination Regulations, 2003, p. 965, delete ll. 26--7 and substitute: `(e) two papers based on the statistical material covered in modules (iv) and (v) of the Schedule.'

2 Ibid., l. 28, after `(c)' delete',' and substitute `and'.

3 Ibid., l.29, after `(d)' delete `and the statistical exercises under (e)'.

4 Ibid., l. 48, delete `(e)' and substitute `(d)'.

5 In Gazette, p. 829 (25 March 2004), regulation (4), column 2, cl. 4, delete `statistical exercises' and substitute `papers'.

6 Ibid., cl. 5, after `the initial failure' insert: `A candidate who fails to satisfy the examiners in the papers under 2 (e) above may be permitted to retake the part or parts of the examination which they have failed, on not more than one occasion which shall normally be within one year of the original failure.'


All Souls College, Brasenose College, and Trinity College

PETER BRIAN HERRENDEN BIRKS, QC, MA, DCL, FBA, 6 July 2004; commoner, Trinity College, 1961--4, Honorary Fellow from 1994; Law Fellow, Brasenose College, 1971--81; Regius Professor of Civil Law and Fellow of All Souls College, 1989-- 2004.

Christ Church

MICHAEL JOHN COMBER, 29 June 2004; Lecturer in Classics.

DR JAMES COFFIN HARLE, 27 June 2004; commoner 1954, Student and member of Governing Body 1970–87, Emeritus Student from 1987; Keeper, Department of Eastern Art, Ashmolean Museum, 1967–87. Aged 84.


Due to a misunderstanding, an obituary notice for Mr Carlo Seidel was published in the Gazette of 18 March 2004 (p. 759). The college apologises to Mr Seidel for this most regrettable error.

Magdalen College

ROBERT WILLIAM BURCHFIELD, 5 July 2004; Rhodes Scholar 1949–51, Lecturer in English 1952–3. Aged 81.

(ARTHUR) RICHARD JACKSON, 29 February 2004; commoner 1934–7. Aged 87.

PEARSON MOYO NHERERE, 1 July 2003; Rhodes Scholar 1985–7. Aged 42.

ROGER PULBROOK, 16 September 2003; commoner 1933–7. Aged 88.

JASPER GODWIN RIDLEY, 1 July 2004; commoner 1938–9. Aged 84.

MICHAEL CHARLES SANDERS, 30 May 2004; commoner 1932–3. Aged 91.

SIMON TAIT; commoner 1950–3.

JAMES STEWART TAYLOR, 8 April 2004; commoner 1953–7. Aged 71.

St Anne's College

THE REVEREND MOTHER MARY VERENA VIOLET HOLLAND, 19 January 1986; Home-Student 1930--3 and 1939. Aged 84.

St Hugh's College

MISS SYLVIA BOYD ANDREWS, 28 May 2004; Zoology 1934. Aged 89.

MRS MARGARETHA HERMINA BROOKING-CLARK (née Ledeboer), 26 May 2004; Modern History 1938. Aged 86.

SISTER EILEEN ANNIE FACON, 21 June 2004; Classics 1927.

MISS EDITH JACKSON, 26 May 2004; Classics 1934. Aged 89.

Somerville College

AGATHA RAMM, 13 July 2003; Fellow 1952–81, Emeritus Fellow.


Lincoln College

A Memorial Event for NORMAN GEORGE HEATLEY, formerly Fellow and Honorary Fellow of the college, will be held at 2.30 p.m. on Saturday, 18 September, in the Lecture Theatre, the Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology. The Memorial Event is organised by Lincoln College and the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology.

Admission will be by free ticket, obtainable from Susan Harrison (telephone: Oxford (2)85751).

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.

Study Day

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.

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.

Books Bought

Any quantity on History and the Humanities, antiquarian, second-hand, review copies, remainders. Unsworth's Booksellers have shops at 12 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1 (near the British Museum); 101 Euston Road, London NW1 (opposite the British Library); and at www.unsworths.com. Tel.: 020 7436 9836 or email: books@unsworths.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.

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 the 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.

Services Offered

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.
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).
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.

Piano Storage Offered

Pianists! Going abroad---planning to put your grand piano into storage? We will look after it for you for free in return for light use. Tel.: 01865 554180 after 8 Aug.

Piano For Sale

C. Bechstein upright piano for £1,995. Built in Berlin in 1892, Model 9, No. 30882. Good condition. Original innards and ivories; lacquered case. Will need retuning when moved. Available immediately. Viewing: High Street, Deddington. Delivery could be arranged at a cost. Call Jan Brady anytime on 01869 338399.

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.

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

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

Situations Vacant

Medical Admin Clerk and Receptionist required for friendly GP practice in city centre (20--25 hours p.w.). Help with general admin and reception cover. Knowledge of EMIS software a bonus. Flexibility and accuracy important. NHS Pension. Please contact Susie.hydesmith@gp- k84080.nhs.uk. Tel.: 01865 311811.
Full-time Practice Nurse required. Small, friendly, holistic practice seeks enthusiastic Practice Nurse for full-time post in city centre GP surgery (EMIS). Opportunity for Nurse to develop skills and knowledge within small team. Please contact Susie.hydesmith@gp-k84080.nhs.uk.Tel.: 01865 311811.
Giles Keating, global head of research at Credit Suisse Private Bank, which serves large private investors and has approximately $0.5 trillion of assets under management, is seeking applications for 2 posts in the global macro-economics department. These posts are within a team whose role is to analyse global and national macro-economic and market developments across both developed and emerging nations, to provide world-class investment advice to clients.One post is for a candidate with an MSc and the other for a candidate at post-doctoral level.Each post requires a strong grounding in macro-economic theory and hands-on experience in applied econometrics, but to balance this, candidates should also be able to review their theoretical and statistical results critically against the broader political and social context.Work experience, especially within a financial institution, is an advantage but not essential.Candidates should be completely fluent in spoken and written German and English. These posts are located in Zurich. Applicants should send a brief CV to giles.keating@credit-suisse.com.

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.

St John Street, Oxford. 4--5-bedroom town house available to family or professionals in Sept.Double garage, kitchen, dining room, living room, basement, small courtyard. In range of £2,500 p.c.m. Please contact Jason on 0777 5524247.
Central North Oxford, between Jericho and Summertown. Victorian Terrace, 2 bedrooms, bathroom, kitchen/diner, study, living room, garden, on-street parking. Beautiful condition and fully-equipped. Ideal for non-smoking visiting academics. Available mid-August 2004 to mid- July 2005 (some flexibility). £1,300 p.c.m., exc. bills. Email oxfordhouse@gmx.net for full details and pictures.
Temple Cowley. Lovely fully-furnished Victorian terrace, 3 bedrooms (one en suite).Wooden floors throughout. Garden with patio. Very close to swimming pool, library, shops. Only 10 min. by bus to city centre. Responsible family or professionals preferred, non-smokers only.Available mid-Aug. to end-Dec. £830 p.c.m. Contact Euton Daley on 01865 711341 or email: sidaley@hilldale.fsnet.co.uk.
North Oxford (Jericho). Fully-furnished, recently redecorated house, secluded garden, available from 1 Sept. for 1 year or less. Charming, cosy, quiet, c.h., easy to maintain, 2 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms, washing machine, dryer, telephone, linen, dishes. Easy walk to University, train and coach stations, near best schools and parks. Two bedrooms £1,250 p.m.; 3 bedrooms £1,500 p.m. (inc. bedsit with separate kitchen and entrance). Tel. J. Mackrell in Oxford (evenings or 7--8 a.m.), on: 01865 775567. Email: mackrelj@btopenworld.com. Or contact A. Gaston in Canada: +613 745 1368, fax: +613 745 0299, email: gaston@cyberus.ca.
Central North Oxford. Fully-furnished Victorian house, 4--5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one with shower), dining room, large kitchen, lounge, study, garden, all appliances, g.c.h., linen etc. Five minutes to town centre, bus/rail station, high quality school area. Suit academic, professional couple or family. £1,725 p.m. Available Aug. 2004--July 2005. Email l.sayigh@ru.ac.za or call Liz Sayigh on 002746 6038171 (day), 002746 6223828 (evening).
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; 2 miles from Oxford city centre. Easy access into city centre (house is located opposite bus stop and close to cycle path). Port Meadow nearby. £2,500 p.m. Email: douglas.wilkinson@nda.ox.ac.uk.
East Oxford. Unusual spacious unfurnished mid-terrace house, recently refurbished (incl. kitchen white-stuff). Lounge/diner; 2--3 bedrooms, bathroom, shower/toilet/utility room, conservatory, large study/third bedroom leading onto mature garden, g.c.h. Situated in quiet street opposite school grounds. Convenient for shops, restaurants; educational institutions; regular bus services, recreational facilities, open space incl. the river. Only 20 min. walk from city centre. Available 1 Aug. £850 p.c.m (annual let). References required. Tel.: 01844 338661. Email: toncopebowley@aol.com.
Two separate self-contained beautiful, quiet, unusual, open plan, fully- furnished modern properties with stunning views to open countryside. Parking and small patio garden. Near convenient bus route and well within the ring- road in North Oxford. Suit visiting academic or professional couple. Regret no children, pets, or smokers. Available from 1 Sept. Larger property £950 p.m.; smaller £725 p.m., plus expenses. Tel.: 01865 515085 or email patricia.boyd@perinat.ox.ac.uk.
Kidlington. Three-bedroom furnished detached house available from 1 Oct. for 6-month let. Situated in a quiet close near to excellent bus route and all amenities. No smoking and no house pets, please. £875 p.c.m. Please contact Bob Green on 07780 682123.
Headington. Academic on sabbatical offering very spacious, fully-furnished 3-bedroom detached house, large living-cum-dining room, (new) kitchen with breakfast bar, children's playroom, designer bathroom, large study, downstairs toilet and large garden. Off-street parking, g.c.h., all appliances, linen etc. Available 22 Sept.--31 Dec. Close to bus stops, shops, library, park. £1,100 p.c.m. excl. bills ONO. Bikes provided. Cleaner possible. Email aartichapman@hotmail.com. Tel.: 01865 767100.
North Oxford . Charming recently built semi-detached houses, fully furnished and equipped to high standard with a choice of 2 bedrooms + study and 4 bedrooms, all with master bedroom (en suite), family bathroom, cloakroom, lounge. Kitchen diner, landscaped garden and private parking. Located in an excellent residential area close to Summertown shopping and sporting amenities, with easy access to most hospital and university departments. Best suited to mature professional or visiting academics. £975/£1,195 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144, Fax.: 01865 437996 or email a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.
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, 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.
Furnished modern semi in excellent condition; ideal for academic or professional couple. Two good-size bedrooms (one en suite), study/cot room, living room, fitted kitchen/diner, cloaks. Neat garden, garage, parking space. Quiet road, 3 miles from Oxford with direct bus route close by. C.h., d.g., all usual equipment. BT line and NTL broadband by agreement. No smoking. £750 p.c.m. excl. utilities. Available end July for up to a year. Email: chris@cprp.demon.co.uk. Tel.: 01865 358930 (evenings).
Upper Wolvercote. Attractive terrace cottage, from end Sept. to Easter (possible extension).Frequent bus to Carfax or 15 min. cycle down canal towpath. G.c.h., garden, furnished (except for linen and china). Suitable for non-smoking single person or couple of visiting academics or postdocs. Vegetarians would be brilliant. Well-behaved pet welcome.References and deposit required. £675 p.m. plus usual bills. Please ring 01865 513465 or email golbymbs@hotmail.com.
Islip. Three-bedroom furnished terrace house, garden, nice views. Attractive village 6 miles north of Oxford with school, community shop, 2 pubs; on train and bus routes. No smoking, no pets, available from Oct. £800 p.c.m. Please contact Justin Stead on 01865 842356 or jwstead@rmplc.co.uk.
Moreton Road, Oxford. Lovely 4-bedroom furnished house in residential North Oxford, close to schools and Summertown shops. Frequent buses to city centre (20 min. walk).Master bedroom with en suite bathroom, 2 further double bedrooms and single bedroom, family bathroom, shower room with bidet. Open-plan sitting room with sunny south-facing dining area. Fitted kitchen with built-in fridge-freezer, dishwasher, gas hob, and electric oven.Shower-room with toilet and bidet. Further reception/flexible use. Utility room housing w/machine. Off-street parking. Easily managed gardens. £1,875 p.c.m. Tel.: 0044 1865 554142. Email: renee@europartnerships.co.uk.
Central North Oxford. Charming Victorian 3-bedroom house; 2 bathrooms, sitting room, kitchen/dining, garden room, attic study, dishwasher, c.h., easily maintained garden. Suit visiting academic. Available 1 Sept. for four or ten months. £1,300 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 512366 or email: megmovshon@aol.com (after 1 Aug.).
Kidlington. Detached house, 4 double bedrooms, 2 en suite, plus family bathroom.Downstairs cloakroom, lounge, large kitchen/diner, study and garage. G.c.h. and all mod. cons. Garden and off-street parking for 3 cars. Close to frequent bus service, banks and supermarkets. Ideal for visiting academics, preferably non-smoking. Available for 1 year.£1,450 p.c.m. excl. bills. Tel.: 0035 3949862651. Email: bobrubyg4@eircom.net.
North Oxford . Well-maintained and fully-furnished semi-detached house; 3 bedrooms, family bathroom, lounge, kitchen/break area, utility room, sunroom, and a single garage. Located in an excellent residential area close to a beautiful park and local shops, with easy access to most hospitals, University departments, and M40. Best suited to non-smoking mature professional or visiting academic couple or family. Available from Oct. for one year. £850 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 423488 (evening), 07718 369708 (day), or email: hongbiao.dong@seh.ox.ac.uk.
East Oxford. Three-bedroom fully-furnished terrace house in quiet road with easy parking.Fully-fitted kitchen/diner incl. dishwasher, w/machine and fridge/freezer. Separate dining room. Bathroom and separate shower room. Large office on second floor. Lounge with open fire and French windows opening onto garden with shed. G.c.h., burglar alarm. Available 1 Oct. for one year. £1,200 p.c.m. plus bills. Contact Diana on 01235 813349 or di_duff@hotmail.com.
Three-bedroom house available for one year. Two double bedrooms and one single bedroom or study. Very convenient for colleges and city centre. Large sitting/dining room, fully-fitted kitchen and breakfast room with patio doors looking on to nice garden. There is space for 1 or 2 cars at the front of the house. Available from Sept. £850 p.c.m. Please contact Joan Taylor on 01865 241 570 or email: campion.taylor@unisonfree.net.
East Oxford. Characterful Victorian terrace, 2 bedrooms, 2 reception, attic study, garden.Partly furnished, available Oct. City centre 5--10 min. bus ride away. Parking on quiet road.£750 p.c.m. for one year with possible renewal. References required. Very sorry---no children or smokers. Email: alisonbentley@jazzmenagerie.freeserve.co.uk.
Milton, near Abingdon. Modern detached furnished house, 1 mile from A34 (excellent road to Oxford, links to M4 and M40). Sitting-room, dining-room/study, luxury kitchen and utility (dishwasher, washing m/c, dryer, fridge/freezer), breakfast room, cloakroom, en suite master bedroom, 2 double, 2 single bedrooms, family bathroom. Double garage, workshop, garden, patio, off-road parking, secure fencing. £1,200 p.c.m., deposit £2,400. Available from July.Contact Agent on 01235 834740 or diamar@onetel.net.uk.
East Oxford, Iffley Road area. Very comfortable 3-bedroom house with new kitchen and bathroom, plus large lounge and garden. Parking available. Would suit family or professional/postgraduate sharers. £830 p.c.m. excl. bills, available from Sept. Tel.: 01865 452243 or email worc0881@herald.ox.ac.uk.
Spacious 2-bedroom furnished annexe cottage. Two miles from Green Road roundabout in outlying village. Two pubs, bus service, village shop. Suit academic professional/couple. No pets or children. Non-smokers only. Available mid-Aug. Short let 6--9 months preferred.£700 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 351236 (day), 01865 351239 (evening).

House to Let or for Sale

Upper Wolvercote, North Oxford. Three-bedroom semi-detached 1930s house in excellent condition. Quiet location, close to shop, pub, church, and school. Frequent bus to Oxford centre (12 min.), rural walks, canal. Two reception, kitchen/dining, convertible loft, storage, off-street parking. Fully productive organic kitchen garden with shed, greenhouse, asparagus bed. £335,000 or unfurnished rental £875 p.m. Email: pamela.lear@ccc.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 436850.

Flats to Let

North and central North Oxford. One- and 2-bedroom apartments available for the coming academic year, best suited to mature professionals and visiting academics. Situated at a short distance from most university and hospital departments. Variety of rents. 1-bedroom apartments: £695 to £775; 2-bedroom apartments: £795 to £850 (all p.c.m. and exclusive of utility and council tax). Tel.: 01865 516144. Fax 01865 437996. Email: a.fiorentino@ntlworld.com.
The Wharf House: a range of elegantly furnished 1, 2, and 3 bedroom canal side apartments within a secure gated development. A convenient city base for a short stay with serviced options available. Let Finders Keepers make your time in Oxford a pleasant one. Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Oxford OX2 7BY. Telephone: Oxford 311011. Web site: www.finders.co.uk.
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 luxury fully furnished flats, furnished to a very high standard; each has large double bedroom, drawing room, kitchen, bathroom; on first and second floors. Both available end June. Also: lovely ground floor flat, large double bedroom, large single bedroom, large drawing room, kitchen, bathroom. Available end Sept. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel./fax: 01865 552400.
Spacious three-bedroom chalet bungalow near foot of Shotover Hill. Available mid-July for 12 months or longer. Large L-shaped lounge, g.c.h., fully-fitted kitchen, French windows, medium-sized garden (possible assistance for additional charge), garage, and off-street parking. Quiet location. Viewing 9--12 July or by arrangement. £1,100 p.c.m. and one month's rent deposit. Contact Kate Kelly on 07711 320810 or preferably by email: katemfkelly@yahoo.co.uk.
Tinkerbell Cottage in Boar's Hill, Oxford. Charming 2-bedroom terrace cottage (double bedroom and a study with a sleeping loft), partially furnished, working fireplace, large garden, stunning countryside views. Would suit couple or possibly two sharing, 4 miles to Oxford city centre and close to bus service into Oxford. £850 p.c.m. incl. utilities (except telephone).Available 1 Sept. 2004. Contact: 01865 735305 or gil@loescher.freeserve.co.uk.

Headington. Fully-furnished and equipped 2-bedroom flat with garage, situated in quiet location within walking distance from Radcliffe Hospitals and Headington shops, as well as only being 1 mile away from Oxford city centre. Available from the beginning of July. A non-smoking professional couple or family is preferred. £785 p.c.m. Please contact 01865 766779 after 5.30 p.m.
Upper Wolvercote (North Oxford). Light and spacious 2-bedroom flat with stunning views over Port Meadow. Quiet location, yet on regular bus route. Fully furnished, with well- equipped kitchen, c.h., garage etc. Available 1 Sept. for long-term let to professional/academic couple. £750 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 558210.
St. Clement's, Oxford. Furnished top-floor non-luxury flat in no-smoking, listed building.Three bedrooms, sitting room, kitchen, bathroom. One off-street car space (second may be possible). 10 min. walk to city centre, 1 min. to London bus stops. £825 p.c.m. Available Sept. Email: john.ward@jesus.ox.ac.uk. Tel.: 01865 273491.
Headington Hill. Spacious, quiet, furnished second-floor flat. Southerly outlook over communal gardens and parkland. Near colleges, hospitals and town centre. Two bedrooms, 1 en suite with shower and washbasin, 2 WCs, bathroom, hall, living room and well-equipped kitchen. C.h., entry phone, loft storage space and garage. Available Sept. £800 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 515089.
Headington. Fully-furnished comfortable self-contained flat available to postgraduate or professional tenant. Shorthold lease of 6 months or more. Separate entrance. Very convenient for hospitals, Brookes, colleges, and central Oxford. Double bedroom, bathroom, sitting room/kitchenette. Combi hot water, c.h. W/machine, electric cooker, microwave, deep freezer etc. Own meters and telephone. Referees essential. £675 p.c.m. plus bills. Tel.: 07811 333560 or email ruth.crocket@mkmv.com.
Central North Oxford, Bainton Gardens. Spacious fully-furnished and well-equipped luxury apartments with en suite master bedroom, twin bedroom, study/sofa bed, lounge, kitchen/diner. Best suited to professionals and academics. Available for 1 year or shorter periods. From £1,200 p.m. Tel.: 01865 279315. Email: manciple@all-souls.ox.ac.uk.
North Abingdon. Unfurnished 2-bedroom flat, ground floor. Garage and parking. Close to supermarket and buses to Oxford. £630 p.c.m. Available mid-Aug. Tel.: 01865 272782.

Self-catering Apartments

Fully-furnished and serviced 3 and 4-star self-catering apartments available in North Oxford; 15 min. from Oxford city centre. Suitbale 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 Offered

Little Garden B&B: `A home from home'. Single £38, double £50. Reduced monthly rates.Telephone: 01865 358578.

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.
Comfortable rooms available now in pleasant North Oxford house. Short stay (up to 3 months). £55 p.w. (a bargain price!) Book by telephone: 01865 511657 or email: coulsonm@btconnect.com.
Paying guests, visiting academics, welcomed for short or long stays in the comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple, in exclusive, quiet, leafy central north Oxford, within walking distance of all main university buildings, town centre, parks, river, good shops, and restaurants. All rooms have colour TV, tea-/coffee-making facilities, microwave, and refrigerator and/or deep-freeze availability, c.h., and independent heating. Breakfast included in the very moderate terms. Tel./fax: 01865 557879.
Catherine Street, Oxford. Room to let in cosy 2-bedroom house, sharing with friendly musician from early or mid-Aug. onwards. Nice area, close to shops and bus stops. £300 p.c.m. plus bills and council tax. Professionals only, please. Call Nick or Claudia on 01865 728271.
The Abbeyfield Oxford Society Ltd.---keep your independence with support! Brian Lewis House, Oxford, situated near the city centre, with good bus connections. The House provides en suite rooms for nine elderly residents, and has a lovely garden. There is a resident House Manager and friendly, supportive staff. For details, please contact the Administrator on 01865 790439 or email brianlewis@ukonline.co.uk.
Room to let in East Oxford. Attractive, spacious house in Hertford Street. Non-smoking professional sought to share with 2 others. £280 p.m. plus bills. Tel.: 01865 726995.

Very nice single room to let on Woodstock Road (close to South Parade). Available 1 Sept.for postgraduate student. Large garden and spacious kitchen and sitting room. All mod. cons.and Internet access. £350 p.c.m. excl. (bills amount to approx. £20 p.m.). Tel.: 01865 512749 or email min.zou@sant.ox.ac.uk.
Beautiful Georgian grade II listed building in the heart of North Oxford in delightful position. Four double bedrooms, newly appointed kitchen, conservatory. Available short/long term basis, furnished/unfurnished. Please contact David or Talbot on 01865 201717 or email OxHomes@aol.com.
St Clement's area. Two-bedroom architecturally designed flat with dedicated parking space for one car. Fully equipped for short/medium term lets, available from 1 Aug. Tel. 01865 201717 or email OxHomes@aol.com.
Lovely flat near centre of Oxford. Extremely comfortable; beautiful views. Would suit visiting academic couple. Available during Aug. Then from end of Oct. for at least six months. Contact: +39 333 9079 323 or +44 (0)777 313 3228.

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.

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.

Flat or small house in Oxford wanted by single clergyman on sabbatical, from Aug./Sept.until end of Dec. Please contact Revd. Robin Griffith-Jones on 020 74275642 or master@templechurch.com.
Landlords---we offer a service of finding tenants for houses and flats in the Oxford city area.We are currently looking for properties for short/medium term lets. If you are going on sabbatical or are away for other reasons, we have people who are looking for accommodation.Please contact us on 01865 201717 or email OxHomes@aol.com.
House-sit sought by professional non-smoking woman for a few months, starting in Oct.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 832007.

Accommodation Exchange

Offering Sleepless in Seattle style 1-bed/bath houseboat on Lake Union in downtown Seattle; looking for 2-double bedroom property within walking distance of Oxford train station/Saïd Business School. 2004--5 academic year, dates negotiable. Photos at http://www.camandannie.com/houseboat or contact cameron@clickstreamtech.com.

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: website: www.golf-in-naples.com.
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: www.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 email: 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. Three nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 p.w. or £950 p.m.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 secluded grounds in a stunning rural area. Generous facilities include en suite accommodation, heated pool, satellite TV. Suitable for great holidays or sabbatical breaks. Tel.: Marion on 01865 554122 or email via Web site: www.hidden-sw-france.com.
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 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) which overlooks music room below. Open fire in sitting room. Ideal retreat for writer or musician seeking peace and quiet to work. £40 per night; £250 p.w. £900 p.m., longer lets negotiable.Price includes heating, linen and crockery but excludes telephone and electricity. For further details please contact Alexander Kok on tel.: 00 33 2 33 45 52 16, fax: 00 33 2 33 17 22 96.
Andalucia. Enjoy the tranquillity and spectacular views of Los Alcornocales Cork Oak Nature Park, above the ancient town of Jimena de la Frontera. Four delightful cottages set in a semi-tropical garden with pools. The River House (once part of a cannon-ball factory) beside Rio Hozgarganta (4 double bedrooms, 3 bathrooms), pool and flagstoned herb garden.Tel.: 01770 870311 or see www.andalucia-villas.co.uk.
Geneva area/Département de l'Ain. Located between the Alps and Jura in the village of Ferney-Voltaire, this sunny ground-floor apartment in a Provence-style house is available for short or longer stays. Newly-built, with open plan fully-equipped kitchen (incl. crockery), dining room and sitting room, separate en suite double bedroom (linen provided), and small office. Nearby Voltaire's Château, 10 min. from the Palais des Nations and downtown (regular bus service), 5 min. from Geneva airport. Suit 1 or 2 academics. Parking, telephone, high-speed Internet connection, Sky. Immediate proximity to world-class food and wine, skiing, hiking and lakes. Available from 1 Oct. at 210 euro p.w., 385 euro for two weeks, or 740 euro p.m. Tel.: 01865 557 351 or email: srusu@wanadoo.fr.
Siena, Italy. Two nice apartments, one just outside the city centre and one in the beautiful hills of Chianti, 20 min. from Siena. Amazing views. Minimum stay 3 days. Please find more details at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sant1033/poggiolo and http://users.ox.ac.uk/~sant1033/scacciapensieri. Tel.: 01865/288513 or email: filippo.ippolito@sbs.ox.ac.uk.
Apulia, Italy. Seventeenth century restored trulli on charming hills, views of vineyards and Mediterranean woods. Area of geological, historical and architectural interest; 10 min. from picturesque town of Alberobello, 10 min. from the sea. Ideal for lively and inspirational holiday. B&B in fully-furnished flats: A (sleeps up to 5): £560--790 p.w.; B or C (up to 3): £350--510 p.w. Discounts available for long lets. Daily direct flights: London to Bari or Brindisi. Web site: www.vignaledipirro.com. Email: info@vignaledipirro.com.
Tuscany. Last-minute opportunity! Villa Bellosguardo is the villa of your dreams.Magnificent panorama terrace facing Chiusi and Trasimeno lakes; surrounded by Tuscan and Umbrian hills. High-class furniture, gorgeous garden and park, large pool, hydromassage, children's pool, and masseuse service. It's ideal for your unforgettable Italian holiday. See http://www.vrbo.com/40240. Email Tuscany.countries@libero.it or tel.: +39 3287133951.
Sardinia, Costa Smeralda, Italy. Tasteful villa in rural village of San Pantaleo on the North East coast of Sardinia, suitable for 2--6 people. Beautiful mountain views over the Roche Sarde from house and garden. 3 double bedrooms (2 double beds, 1 twin); balcony and large terrazzo for al fresco dining; deckchairs on terrace and garden; self-catering kitchen and spacious living room with TV. Only 10 min. by car from Porto Cervo, world-renowned Pevero golf course and all major beaches. Close to wide range of activities (e.g. village market, restaurants, mountain trails, tennis, diving, riding, sailing and windsurfing schools).Still available: 27 June--17 July and 28 Aug.--9 Oct. Email: margareta@sanpanteleo.co.uk. See http://www.sanpantaleo.co.uk.
Greece. Villa and pool house in Peloponnese: 7 double/twin bedrooms, 5 bathrooms. Sleeps 14 in comfort. 2½ hours drive from Athens, near Porto Heli. Just bought privately and refurbished to a high standard. Two acres landscaped and walled gardens, 57 ft. fenced swimming pool; 18 ft. dayboat. High season: £3,000 p.w., mid-season: £2,000 p.w. Catering possible by arrangement. Contact Michael or Peter Powis on 01367 718208 or 01367 252181.
Brixham, Devon. Newly refurbished, luxuriously furnished 4* fisherman's cottage.Fantastic marina/sea views. Five min. walk down to town/beach. Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms. All mod.cons. Private garage, although picturesque walks direct from front door. Still summer vacancies available. Contact anne@keyfactors.freeserve.co.uk or see www.intercommunic8.co.uk/jericho/.
Barcelona. Fabulous flat in city centre available for week-ends and short breaks. Sleeps 6.Fully-equipped kitchen, large sitting room, dining room, 2 bathrooms, 2 balconies. Original tiled floors and 16ft ceilings. Bi-lingual babysitter available. TV/DVD/CD and Internet. Ideal for families. See http://www.barcelona-breaks.com/ or email clarefontes@hotmail.com.
Murcia, Costa Blanca. Newly-built comfortable house, 10 min. from blue flag beaches and golf. Fifteen min. from Murcia airport; also accessible from Alicante. This 3-storey house features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and cloakroom, sun patio and balconies. Access to communal pool. Sleeps up to 8. £150--400 p.w. Email: nelson.escobar@btinternet.com. Tel.: 01865 434559.
Cyprus. Brand new 3-bedroom villa in Protaras. Can sleep up to 8 people. Situated in a quiet road, approx. 1 km from resort centre and beautiful beaches. The villa has its own private pool and is fully furnished, with air-conditioning throughout. For a free brochure and more information please call 01295 270376 or email: natalie.lella@conted.ox.ac.uk.
Hourtin Lac, Medoc region. Half an hour from Bordeaux airport. 2-bedroom studio apartment (1 double, 1 bunk bed) with balcony overlooking lake and port with sailing, fishing, swimming; bicycles; 10 km from surfing beach. Available from 14 Aug. £350 p.w.Email: anne.pope@dphpc.ox.ac.uk.

Houses for Sale

Wheatley Village, Oxford. Three-bedroom semi-detached in sought after area. Excellent road and bus access to central Oxford. Approx. 115-ft rear garden and 50-ft front garden, off-street parking for 4 cars. New rewiring and new c.h. throughout. Garage, car port and rear patio.Viewing recommended. £249,995. Contact: savera@onetel.net.uk.
Iffley Fields, Oxford. Beautifully modernised and extended Victorian double fronted end terrace. Airy modern kitchen/dining room extension built 2003, creating fantastic living area, plus shower room. Upstairs: gallery landing accessing 4 double bedrooms and modern twin basin bathroom with bath and shower. Pretty front garden and precious car parking area, and small but beautifully screened-off southwest-facing rear garden with wooden decking patio.£450,000. Tel.: 07770 303472.
Grandpont, Oxford. Uniquely situated small Victorian terrace house close to River Thames, near Folly Bridge, for private sale freehold. Kitchen, 2 reception, conservatory, 2 bedrooms and first floor bathroom. Off-street parking. Secluded south-east-facing garden. Gutted, completely refurbished and modernised in 1991. Region of £300,000. Viewing after 7 July.More details from lysander.watson@spc.ox.ac.uk.
North Oxford . Nicely presented, light and airy 4-bedroom detached family home with west- facing garden, garage and off-road standing for 2 cars. Bathroom, shower room, kitchen/breakfast room, dining room, living room, garden room, utility room, g.c.h., d.g., broadband. Built in 1968 and later extended. £460,000. Tel.: 01865 552455.
Arnold Road (off Donnington Bridge Road). Two reception and 4 bedrooms with 2 car parking spaces, fully redecorated and new carpets throughout. An excellent investment property---buy now and rent/share with friends to pay a mortgage. Offers minimum £220,000.Contact Andrews on 01865 244614 or see www.andrewsonline.co.uk (property ref. AOP 01068) for further details.
Great Milton. Charming 3-bedroom end terrace cottage (c. 1860) in this sought-after village.Family bathroom plus master bedroom with en suite; sitting room and kitchen/diner; conservatory and pretty, well-stocked garden. Twenty min. to city centre; 5 min. M40.£345,000. Contact Morgans on (01844) 279990 or anne.pope@dphpc.ox.ac.uk.
Wootton by Woodstock. Two-bedroom terrace cottage in a beautiful village just 9 miles north of Oxford. Recently renovated and very well presented throughout. Living room, fireplace with wood-burning stove, kitchen, cellar, two large double bedrooms, garden, off- road parking and garage. Lots of period features. Good public transport links into Oxford nearby. Asking price £203,000. Freehold. Tel.: 01993 812477. Mobile: 07782268629.


Applications are invited for the above new professorship, tenable from 1 October 2005, or such later date as may be arranged. A non-stipendiary fellowship at St Anne's College is attached to the professorship.

The Professorship of Materials Engineering is to be held in the Department of Engineering at Oxford. The University seeks to appoint a scientist of international distinction who will encourage the pursuit of excellence in this rapidly expanding field through teaching and through his or her own research. It is expected that the professor will stimulate new interactions between departments in the University. Candidates should have a research record at the highest international level.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70200). The closing date for applications is Monday, 27 September,


Applications are invited for either the Professorship or the Readership of Sociology, tenable from 1 October 2005 or such other date as may be arranged. The post, to which a fellowship at St Hugh's College is attached, will be held in the Department of Sociology.

The Professor or Reader will have an international research reputation and a distinguished and active research record of high-quality publications in an area of sociology which will complement and enhance the department's existing profile within sociology. The person appointed must have a commitment to substantive research, a record of success in obtaining and managing research funding, and must be able to demonstrate evidence of teaching excellence at the graduate level and the ability to undertake supervision of graduate students within a broad field of sociology. The Professor will have a proven record of recognised intellectual leadership; the Reader will show promise of such leadership.

Further particulars, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/ or from the Registrar, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (telephone: Oxford (2)70200). The closing date for applications is Monday, 4 October.


In association with Oriel College

Applications are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 January 2005. Candidates should be able to teach a range of subjects in Mechanical Engineering within a four-year Engineering Science syllabus, and have substantial research expertise in mechanical engineering design. The successful candidate will be offered a Tutorial Fellowship by Oriel College, under arrangements described in the college further particulars. The combined university and college salary will be according to age on a scale of up to £45,707 per annum. This post is in an area currently designated by HEFCE as a shortage subject under its `Golden Hello' scheme and may attract a salary supplement of £9,000 over three years under conditions described in the further particulars.

The further particulars, which include information about selection procedures, and details of the duties and the full range of emoluments and allowances attached to both the university and college appointments, may be viewed at http://www.eng.ox.ac.uk/, where the Department's Research Summary and information on the undergraduate courses may also be found.

Applications should be sent to Professor R.C. Darton, F.R.Eng., Head of Department, Department of Engineering Science, Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PJ (fax: Oxford (2)83310, e-mail: head@eng.ox.ac.uk). including a statement of proposed research and the names and addresses of three referees, to arrive no later than 27 September. Reference DF04019 should be quoted in all correspondence.

The University and Oriel College are equal opportunities employers.


In association with St Cross College

Appointments are invited for the above post, tenable from 1 October 2004 or as soon as possible thereafter. The successful candidate will be expected to take up an official fellowship at St Cross College. Combined college and university salary will be according to age on a scale up to £45,707 per annum.

The University and college are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual with a proven record of scholarship and research in plant science. Individuals with research interests in any relevant area are encouraged to apply, although preference will be given to candidates whose research falls into one of the area either of molecular environmental physiology: use of genetic approaches to understand the molecular basis of the physiological response of plants to the environment; or of systems biology: use of an integrated systems approach to understand the regulation of plant metabolic networks.

The appointee will be expected to develop a research programme within these areas that enhances and complements existing departmental strengths. The appointee will also be expected to teach, supervise and examine undergraduate and postgraduate students and to contribute to administration in college and department.

Details of the research interests and activities of the department are available at http://www.plants.ox.ac.uk. Further information may be obtained from the Head of Department, Professor Chris Leaver, FRS, Department of Plant Sciences, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3RB (e-mail: chris.leaver@plants.ox.ac.uk), to whom applications should be made by 27 August. 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.


(1) Lecturership in Statistics

In association with St Peter's College

(2) Lecturership in Statistical Methods in the Social Sciences

In association with St Hugh's College

(3) Lecturership in Bioinformatics

In association with St John's College

The Department of Statistics is experiencing an exciting period of growth and development, and is one of the leading UK departments. The University seeks to make the following three appointments.

Post (1): A statistician with interests close to the modern mainstream of the subject to take up this post from 1 January 2005, or from a mutually agreed later date. The lecturership will be held in conjunction with a tutorial fellowship at St Peter's College.

Post (2): A statistician with interests in applications to the social sciences to take up this post from 1st January 2005, or from a mutually agreed later date. The lecturership is a joint appointment with the prestigious Department of Politics and International Relations, and will be held in conjunction with a tutorial fellowship at St Hugh's College.

Post (3): A lecturer in bioinformatics to take up this post from 1 January 2005, or from a mutually agreed later date. The University interprets bioinformatics widely, to include the whole range of applications of mathematical, statistical, or computational techniques to the analysis of data arising in modern molecular genetics. The lecturership will be held in conjunction with a supernumerary fellowship at St John's College.

The combined University and College salary for each of the three posts is on a scale up to £45,707 per annum. Additional college allowances are available as set out in the further particulars. The three posts are all in areas currently designated as shortage subjects under the HEFCE `Golden Hello' scheme. Appointees may therefore, under certain conditions, be eligible for a three-year salary supplement. Entitlement to sabbatical leave accrues at the rate of one term's leave for every six terms with normal duties. The appointees will be expected to take a full part in research, teaching, and other activities in the departmental context, and, for the two tutorial fellowships, in the teaching and other activities of their respective colleges.

Further particulars for each of the posts, including details of how to apply, are available from http://www.stats.ox.ac.uk or from the Personnel Administrator, Department of Statistics, 1 South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG (telephone: Oxford (2)72860). The closing dates for applications are, for posts (1) and (2), 29 October, and for post (3), 22 October.


Appointment of Secretary to the Social Sciences Division

Applications are invited for the secretaryship of the Social Sciences Division, one of the five units into which Oxford's academic departments are grouped. This senior and challenging appointment offers an exciting and substantial development opportunity for an individual with significant experience of university administration (or the equivalent) and especially of planning and strategic development in a large and complex organisation. The secretary is expected to provide high-level advice and support for the division and its current head, Mr D.A. Hay, in pursuit of the highest quality teaching and research; to coordinate the work of the divisional office; and to oversee the relationship between the division's constituent departments, between the division and the central bodies of the University and between the division and the outside world.

Important criteria for the appointment include excellent analytical, presentational, and interpersonal skills, the ability to understand complex financial issues, the ability to communicate effectively, and dedication to the University's mission of sustaining the highest international standards of teaching and research. The starting date is as soon as possible after 1 October 2004.

The post is on the ALC5 scale (salary range from £37,558 with discretionary range to £48,395).

Further particulars can be obtained from Melanie Holdak (telephone: Oxford (2)70120, e-mail: posts@admin.ox.ac.uk), and are also available at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/fp/. Applications, consisting of a curriculum vitae and a supporting statement and the names of two referees, should be sent to Mrs J. Pengelly at the University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD, by noon on 17 September. Interviews will be held on 6 October.


Appointment of part-time Assistant Director

The Rothermere American Institute is seeking to appoint a part-time Assistant Director, in a job-share capacity (0.5 FTE). This is a temporary post to cover six months' maternity leave.

The Institute is a centre for research in the field of American studies and houses a major library. The post-holder will be responsible for organising and implementing, in conjunction with the Director and other members of the University's academic staff, the Institute's academic programme; for managing all the operations of the building, in particular maintaining and developing administrative and financial systems for its operation; and for representing the Institute to the outside world. The post-holder will be in charge of all aspects of the administration of the Institute's building and its academic and other activities.

Applicants should have (i) experience in running a building; (ii) experience in the organisation of conferences and seminars and other academic programmes and the ability to make a creative contribution to their organisation; (iii) excellent communication and interpersonal skills; (iv) good office skills; (v) a flexible attitude to work, with a particular ability to work using one's own initiative, and to prioritise work; (vi) experience in managing and working to budgets; (vii) the ability to assist with fund-raising; (viii) the ability to explore potential research grant funding and to write grant applications, and (ix) degree or equivalent level of education.

The person appointed must be able to work without day-to-day supervision. Experience of working within higher education, or of working in a similar capacity within a large and complex organisation, and some understanding of and interest in political science and/or history, international relations, or literature in an American context, are highly desirable.

The post will be on the academic-related administrative grade 2 scale (salary £22,507--£29,128 per annum, pro rata).

Further particulars are available from the Assistant Director, Rothermere American Institute, 1A South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG (telephone: Oxford (2)82710, e-mail: assistant.director@rai.ox.ac.uk). The closing date is Friday, 20 August.


Appointment of part-time Assistant Director (Academic Programme)

The Rothermere American Institute is seeking to appoint a part-time (0.5 FTE) Assistant Director (Academic Programme). This is a temporary post to cover up to one year's maternity leave.

The Assistant Director (Academic Programme) plays a vital role in the success of this high-profile research institute as s/he assists in all aspects of the administration of the Institute's academic and other activities, including organising and implementing the Institute's academic programme.

Applicants should have (i) experience in the organisation of conferences and seminars and other academic programmes and the ability to make a creative contribution to their organization; (ii) excellent communication skills; (iii) good office skills; (iv) an enthusiastic and flexible attitude to work, with a particular ability to work using one's own initiative, and to prioritise work; (v) experience in managing and working to budgets; (vi) the ability to assist with fund-raising; (vii) the ability to explore potential research grant funding and to write grant applications; (viii) degree or equivalent level of education.

Experience of working within higher education, or of working in a similar capacity within a large and complex organisation, and some understanding of and interest in political science and/or history, international relations, or literature in an American context, are highly desirable.

The post will be on the academic-related administrative grade 2 scale (salary £22,507--£29,128 per annum, pro rata).

Further particulars are available from the Assistant Director, Rothermere American Institute, 1A South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG (telephone: Oxford (2)82710, e-mail: assistant.director@rai.ox.ac.uk). The closing date is Friday, 6 August.


Appointment of part-time Clerical/Secretarial Assistant

A cheerful and resourceful person is sought by the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages to provide clerical and secretarial support to the Graduate Studies Assistant. Good organisational and interpersonal skills and attention to detail are essential. Applicants should have a good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, and experience of using e-mail. Familiarity with spreadsheet and/or database packages would be an advantage. The post is available for twenty hours per week (Monday--Friday) for thirty weeks of the year during term-time, and eight hours per week at other times. Salary payments are averaged out over fifty-two weeks of the year.

The post is on the clerical grade 2 scale (salary pro rata to £11,612--£13,547 per annum).

Applications should be made to Eileen Marston, Administrator, Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford 0X1 2JF (telephone: Oxford (2)70753, e-mail: eileen.marston@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk), using an application form which is available upon request. A job description for the post can be seen on the Medieval and Modern Languages Web site
(http://www.mod-langs.ox.ac.uk) or may be obtained from the Administrator. The closing date for applications is 13 August.


Appointment of Financial Accounts Assistant

Brasenose College is seeking to appoint a full-time Financial Accounts Assistant. Experience in purchase ledger and sales ledger would be an advantage but is not essential. The salary will be according to qualifications and experience on the University's clerical grade 4 scale (£16,071--£18,555 per annum).

Those interested should contact the College Accountant, Brasenose College, Oxford OX1 4AJ (telephone: Oxford (2)77876) for further details. Envelopes should be marked `Private and Confidential'.

Brasenose College is an equal opportunities employer.


Appointment of College Secretary

Applications are invited for the post of College Secretary. The post is interesting and wide-ranging: it involves constant interaction with both senior and junior members of this graduate college which is noted for its informal and friendly atmosphere. The successful applicant will be responsible to the Principal for the academic administration of the college, and the post will offer a challenging opportunity to play a key part in the development of the college's procedures. The successful applicant will have wide administrative skills, preferably with college or university experience. The salary will be within the range £23,642--£27,116 (AR grade 2), effective from 1 August.

Further particulars are available from the Domestic Bursar, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA (e-mail: patrick.heffernan@linacre.ox.ac.uk), or from http://www.linacre.ox.ac.uk.

Applications, together with a full curriculum vitae, should be sent to the Domestic Bursar.

The closing date for applications is 27 August. Interviews will be held during the week commencing 20 September, and it is hoped to fill the post as soon as possible thereafter.


Appointment of Safety and Security Officer

Oriel College seeks to recruit a Safety and Security Officer. The successful candidate will have experience at management level in the security industry, armed forces, or law enforcement, and will also demonstrate excellent communication skills and a commitment to customer service. Key responsibilities will include the management of the Lodge and the college's security, safety, and accessibility. In return the college offers benefits including thirty days' holiday per year, contributory pension scheme, and private health care. The salary for this position is £21,010 per annum.

Application packs may be obtained from the Bursar's Secretary, Oriel College, Oxford OX1 4EW (telephone: Oxford (2)76553). The closing date for applications is Wednesday, 4 August.


Appointment of Junior Dean

St Catherine's College proposes to appoint a Junior Dean for a period of one year from 1 September 2004, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. The Junior Dean will be required to live in college, free of charge, and will also be entitled to receive free meals. There will be a stipend of £1,665 per annum, additional to any other income the appointee may receive. The Junior Dean will be expected to assist the Dean in his responsibilities for ensuring the well-being of student members and that student members conduct themselves in accordance with the college's statutes, by-laws, and regulations. Applicants must be graduate members of the University, and it is expected that they will be pursuing advanced study or research.

Further particulars and information on the college application procedures, together with the application form, may be downloaded from the Vacancies page on college's Web site at http://www.stcatz.ox.ac.uk.

A letter of application, with a curriculum vitae and the names and e-mail addresses of two referees, together with an application form, should be sent to Mr James Bennett, Home Bursar, St Catherine's College, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UJ (e-mail: personnel@stcatz.ox.ac.uk) by Friday, 13 August. It is expected that one of the referees will be the applicant's research supervisor.


Junior Research Fellowship attached to the Global Economic Governance Programme

University College invites applications for a Junior Research Fellowship to be attached to the Global Economic Governance Programme, tenable for a period of three years from 1 October 2005. A stipend of £16,242 per annum will normally be paid, though at a reduced rate if the successful candidate is in receipt of other emoluments. The statutes permit the election of persons up to the age of thirty-five, but it is normally expected that the successful candidate will be under thirty years of age.

The fellow will be entitled to accommodation in college or a housing allowance (£4,250 per annum), and to the common table: lunch and dinner at the college's expense. S/he will receive an academic allowance of £1,438 per annum. The fellow may be asked to do a limited amount of teaching for the college, for which payment will be made at capitation rates.

Successful candidates would normally have completed their doctorate and be engaged in research related to at least one of the five core projects of the Global Economic Governance programme (details of which can be found at http://www.globaleconomicgovernance.org and by contacting geg@univ.ox.ac.uk). Application forms, further particulars, and information for referees, may be obtained from the College Secretary, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH (e-mail: jrf@univ.ox.ac.uk), or downloaded from http://www.univ.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1 October 2004, although the college reserves the right to invite further applications after this date.


Appointment of Junior Dean

Applications are invited for the post of Junior Dean at University College to start on 1 October 2004. Further information may be obtained from the Dean (e-mail: college.office@univ.ox.ac.uk).

Applications, including a curriculum vitae, with the names of two referees, should be sent to the Dean, University College, Oxford OX1 4BH, by Monday, 9 August.


Open Junior Research Fellowships

The governing body of Christ's College invites applications for one or two Open Research Fellowships, available in any subject and tenable for a period of four years from 1 October 2005. Successful applicants conducting research in parasitology or biological and clinical sciences relevant to cancer would be appointed to the Fantham Fellowship. Tenure of all Junior Research Fellowships may be split by a period, or periods, of intermission (unpaid) not exceeding two years in duration, to enable the holder to pursue research away from Cambridge.

Normally, candidates who will have passed their thirtieth birthday by 1 January 2005 will not be eligible to apply. Candidates above this age may offer reasons why the age restriction should be waived in their case. However, the only such reason likely to be acceptable is that the length of time by which a candidate exceeds the age limit is fully accounted for by one or more substantial periods of adult life in which the candidate was not engaged in study or teaching. Candidates wishing to be considered for such an exemption must write to the Master, setting out the grounds of their claim, and will not be eligible to submit an application unless they have first received his written consent.

The stipend of a Junior Research Fellow on appointment is currently £12,237 (without a doctorate) or £15,107 (with a doctorate), rising after three years by two increments to £14,065 (without a doctorate) or £17,207 (with a doctorate), but financial support from other sources is taken into account in determining the initial stipend. Membership of USS is available. Research Fellows are entitled to the use of a room free of charge and to seven free meals per week. Fellows living out of college will receive a non-pensionable allowance of £1,705 (without a doctorate) or £3,655 (with a doctorate). The college reviews its scale of stipends annually, taking account of changes in the University's scale of stipends. A limited amount of teaching for the college is permitted, for which payment will be made at the usual rate. Grants towards some research expenses may also be paid.

Application forms are available on the college Web site
(http://www.christs.cam.ac.uk/jrf/) and may also be requested in writing from the JRF Co-ordinator, Christ's College, Cambridge CB2 3BU. Completed application forms should be sent to the JRF Co-ordinator, so as to reach him not later than Wednesday, 6 October. Candidates should also arrange for two people familiar with their work to send references to the JRF Co-ordinator so as to reach him not later than Wednesday, 6 October. The appropriate forms for the use of referees will be included with the application forms. Late applications cannot be accepted.

Short-listed candidates will be invited by letter to submit by Friday, 5 November three copies of any published or unpublished work with which they wish to support their application. This work need not be a formal dissertation, but it should illustrate the nature and quality of their research work. The successful candidate/s will be notified at the beginning of February 2005 Please note that candidates are not interviewed for these fellowships.


Appointment of Schools Liaison Officer

Emmanuel College is one of the most popular colleges in Cambridge. It is now looking to raise its access profile further by developing current, and additional LEA link areas, through various widening participation programmes. The successful applicant can expect to make regular trips to schools in the LEA areas, and manage the arrangements for a number of annual events.

Ideally the Schools Liaison Officer will be a graduate, with excellent communication skills, will enjoy working with young people, and be friendly and outgoing. The salary will be £18,026, and the limit of tenure is two years. The start date is negotiable, but no later than 1 January 2005.

Further information may be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary, Emmanual College, Cambridge CB2 3AP (telephone: 01223 334254). The closing date for applications is Monday, 16 August.


Research Fellowships

Gonville and Caius College gives notice of its intention to elect in 2005 to a number of Research Fellowships open to both men and women to be held in any subject. Candidates should be graduates of, or research students in, a university in the British Isles and should not have been engaged in full-time postgraduate research for longer than four years, or the equivalent in part-time research, by 1 October 2004.

The fellowships will be tenable for four years from 1 October 2005. Research Fellows are not permitted to undertake paid work or to hold any other appointment, award or emolument, without the consent of the college council; but permission is usually given for a limited amount of college teaching and for occasional lecturing and examining. Research Fellows are expected to spend the tenure of their fellowship in Cambridge, and to contribute to the life of the college. Permission may be granted for periods of research away from Cambridge. The college should be consulted in cases where a candidate proposes to defer taking up an award until after 1 October 2005.

The stipend of a Research Fellow who has no other emoluments except from college teaching and who is resident in college is at present £14,455 per annum, rising by three annual increments £16,230 per annum. An additional £2,089 per annum is paid to a non-resident Research Fellow. A further allowance of £1,052 is payable in respect of the first child. The stipend is subject to review.

A Research Fellow will receive the normal privileges of a fellow, including the provision of rooms and some meals and, if non-resident, a housing allowance or mortgage loan. Reimbursement of certain research expenses will also be available.

Further particulars and application forms must be obtained from the Research Fellowship Competition, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge CB2 1TA (e-mail: rfc@cai.cam.ac.uk, fax: 01223 332336), or from the college Web site, http://www.cai.cam.ac.uk. Telephone enquiries cannot be taken. Completed applications (twelve copies) must be received on paper (not electronically) by Friday, 29 October. Interviews will be held on 26 January 2005.


Appointment of Chaplain-Fellow

Magdalene College proposes to appoint a Chaplain (with election to an Official Fellowship) from 1 January 2005, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications are invited from graduates who are ordained priests of the Church of England (or of a church in full communion with it) and who have suitable academic qualifications and interests. The principal duties of the Chaplain are to conduct services in the college chapel, and to provide pastoral care for all members of the college and its staff. The chapel is supported by people from many different traditions, Catholic and Protestant, members of all denominations and none. In addition to promoting the ecumenical atmosphere, the Chaplain will also be expected to maintain and encourage the strong choral tradition, and, if appropriately qualified, to contribute to teaching for a Tripos.

The tenure of the post is for three years in the first instance, with the possibility of renewal for a further period. The stipend is linked to the Ely Diocesan scale for incumbents, and rent-free accommodation will be provided, in a nearby college house if married.

Applications (seven copies), including a curriculum vitae, a brief account of why the post is attractive to the candidate, and the names of three referees, should be sent by 15 September to the Master's Secretary, Magdalene College, Cambridge CB3 0AG (telephone: 01223 332144, fax: 01223 365150, e-mail: jeh34@cam.ac.uk), from whom further particulars may be obtained. Applicants should ask their referees to send their references to the Master's Secretary, also to arrive by 15 September. Informal enquiry may also be made to the President, Professor Eamon Duffy, DD, FBA (e-mail: ed10000@cam.ac.uk).


Research Fellowships 2005

Queens' College intends to elect up to two Research Fellows from 1 October 2005 for a period of three years. The fellowships are open to men and women graduates of any university who (1) are members of the college, or (2) not being members of the college, are engaged in research in one of the following subject areas: English or Pure Mathematics.

Applicants should be early in their academic careers and have completed not more than four years of research (inclusive of time spent on research degrees). Candidates who have their own source of funding are eligible for a non-stipendiary award and are encouraged to apply.

Further details and application forms may be obtained from the Clerk to the Tutors, Queens' College, Cambridge, CB3 9ET (e-mail: jad37@cam.ac.uk), or http://www.quns.cam.ac.uk. The closing date for completed applications is Friday, 8 October.

Friday 30 July

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Exploring the "College Silver" exhibition', 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.)

Tuesday 3 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Contrasts and parallels: Islam and Hinduism', 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.)

Wednesday 4 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to Renaissance painting', 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.)

Thursday 5 August

BODLEIAN LIBRARY gallery talk: `An introduction to "Medieval views of the cosmos" ', Exhibition Room, Old Schools Quadrangle, 1.15 p.m. (Booking not required. This talk will be given every Thursday at the same time until 28 October.)

Friday 6 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Sculpture: Renaissance to Baroque', 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.)

Tuesday 10 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Silver and gold treasures', 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.)

Wednesday 11 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to the Etruscans', 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.)

Friday 13 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Glass', 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.)

Monday 16 August

SPECIAL LECTURE LIST, Michaelmas Term: entries to be received by today (send to: lecture.lists@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Tuesday 17 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Stories behind the masks', 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.)

Wednesday 18 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `An introduction to Rome', 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.)

Friday 20 August

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.)

Tuesday 24 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Olympics and other Games', 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.)

Wednesday 25 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM talks: `An introduction to Impressionism', and `Heads and tales—Roman sculpture from Narona', both 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.)

Friday 27 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Small treasures of the Ashmolean', 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.)

Tuesday 31 August

ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM gallery talk: `Twentieth-century painting', 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.)

Saturday 4 September

MUSEUM OF THE HISTORY OF SCIENCE: a day of talks, workshops, and displays on the subject of `Venus', 10 a.m.–10 p.m. (Admission free. Full details at www.mhs.ox.ac.uk.)

Monday 6 September

HUMBERTO MATURANA and STEVEN ROSE: `Biology, love, and social responsibility' (public discussion), St Anne's, 7.30 p.m. (admission free but advance booking required: e-mail m.a.shelley@open.ac.uk).

Monday 13 September

ERIC LAX: `The mould in Dr Florey's coat' (public lecture), Lecture Theatre, Medical Sciences Teaching Centre, 4.30 p.m. (admission by free ticket: e-mail susan.harrison@path.ox.ac.uk).

Saturday 25 September

DAY-SCHOOL: `Maritime discovery and exploration', Christ Church, 9 a.m.–4.30 p.m. (with Professor Andrew Lambert, Jeremy Coote, and Professor Glyn Williams). (Tickets £39. Further details from Alex Webb e-mail: dayschool@chch.ox.ac.uk.)

Tuesday 5 October

CONGREGATION meeting, 12 noon (retiring Vice-Chancellor's Oration, and admission of Vice-Chancellor for 2004–9).

Sunday 10 October