Oxford University Gazette: 29 May 2003

Oxford University Gazette, Vol. 133, No. 4661: 29 May 2003

The following supplement was published with this Gazette:

  • The University's response to the Government's White Paper, The Future of Higher Education

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

University Acts


Changes in Regulations

Council has made the following changes in regulations, to come into effect on 13 June.

Kellogg College: presentation of students for matriculation

1 In Regulation 1 (1) of Council Regulations 10 of 2002 (Supplement (2) to Gazette No. 4628, 26 June 2002, p. 1386), delete `working for a graduate degree course on a part-time basis' and substitute `working for a graduate degree course'.

2 Ibid., delete `, save that in the latter case Council shall have power to determine from time to time by regulation the maximum number of such students who may be presented for matriculation. 1' and substitute `.'

3 Ibid., delete footnote 1.

4 Decree (5) of 25 June 1993, as amended by Decree (8) of 14 July 1994 (Gazette, Vol. 123, p. 1236; Vol. 124, p. 1355), is hereby rescinded.

[These changes, made on the recommendation of the Planning and Resource Allocation Committee of Council and with the concurrence of the Conference of Colleges, permit Kellogg College to admit full-time as well as part-time graduate students for courses other than the PGCE, and remove the present restriction (to twenty at any one time) on the number of its full-time PGCE students.]


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

University Agenda

CONGREGATION 17 June 2 p.m.

Voting on Resolutions authorising expenditure from the Higher Studies Fund

(1) That the University be authorised to expend from the unearmarked part of the Higher Studies Fund the sum of £30K over two years to provide research assistance for the new Philip Wetton Professor of Astrophysics.

(2) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies the sum of £10K over three years to provide research assistance for the new Professor of Criminology.

(3) That the University be authorised to expend from that part of the Higher Studies Fund earmarked for Social Studies the sum of £75K over three years to provide research assistance for the new Professor of Anglo-German Commercial Law.


Admission and Installation of the Chancellor of the University

A Convocation will be held in the Sheldonian Theatre on Wednesday, 25 June, at 11.30 a.m., for the purpose of admitting THE RT. HON. CHRISTOPHER FRANCIS PATTEN, CH, PC, MA, Honorary Fellow of Balliol College, to office as the Chancellor of the University, and conferring upon him the Degree of Doctor of Civil Law by Diploma. The Encaenia ceremony will follow immediately upon the conclusion of the installation.


1 Encaenia

Mr Vice-Chancellor invites Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, holders of the Oxford Degrees of Doctor of Divinity, Civil Law, Medicine, Letters, Science, and Music, the Proctors, the Assessor, the Public Orator, the Professor of Poetry, the Registrar, the outgoing President of the Oxford University Student Union, and the Presidents of the Junior and Middle common rooms of Lincoln College, Keble College, and Kellogg College (as being the colleges of the Proctors and the Assessor) to partake of Lord Crewe's Benefaction to the University, meeting him in the Hall of Brasenose College at 10.45 a.m. on Wednesday, 25 June. Thence they will go in procession to the Sheldonian Theatre, where will be spoken the Oration in Commemoration of the Benefactors of the University according to the intention of the Right Honourable Nathaniel, Lord Crewe, Bishop of Durham.

Note. Pro-Vice-Chancellors, Heads of Houses, and Doctors who propose to accept Mr Vice-Chancellor's invitation, and to be present in the Sheldonian Theatre, are requested to inform his Secretary at the University Offices, Wellington Square (telephone (2)70243; e-mail: alison.miles@admin.ox.ac.uk) not later than Wednesday, 18 June. They are reminded that, while academic dress of other universities may (if desired) be worn at the Encaenia Garden Party, the appropriate Oxford academic dress should always be worn at the partaking of Lord Crewe's Benefaction and at the Encaenia Ceremony.

2 Honorary Degrees

Doctor of Civil Law

THE RT. HON. BARONESS O'NEILL OF BENGARVE, CBE, MA (MA Cambridge; PH.D. Harvard), FBA, F.MED.SCI., Honorary Fellow of Nuffield and Somerville Colleges, Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge

Doctor of Letters

PROFESSOR MARY DOUGLAS, CBE, B.SC., MA, D.PHIL., FBA, Honorary Fellow of St Anne's College, Emeritus Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Northwestern University

Doctor of Science

PROFESSOR DAME JULIA HIGGINS, DBE, MA, D.PHIL., FRS, F.R.ENG., Honorary Fellow of Somerville College, Professor of Polymer Science and Director of the Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Sciences, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London

SIR PAUL NURSE (B.SC. Birmingham; PH.D. East Anglia), FRS, Honorary Fellow of Linacre College, Chief Executive, Cancer Research UK, and President-elect of Rockefeller University, New York

PROFESSOR JEAN-PIERRE SERRE, Honorary Professor at the Collège de France

Doctor of Music

PLACIDO DOMINGO, KBE, FRCM, opera singer, conductor, and administrator

¶ Arrangements for admission to the Sheldonian Theatre, which will be by ticket only, are published in `Notices' below.


Michaelmas Term 2003

18 October
4 December

Hilary Term 2004

11 March

Trinity Term 2004

17 June

Michaelmas Term 2004

16 October
2 December

Hilary Term 2005

10 March

Trinity Term 2005

16 June

The times of ceremonies on 18 October 2003 and 16 October 2004, which will be held in the Sheldonian Theatre, will be sent to colleges individually; other ceremonies will normally be held at 12.30 p.m. in Convocation House.

The Vice-Chancellor regrets that, because of the number of candidates involved, visitors cannot be admitted to matriculation ceremonies.



Mr Vice-Chancellor has received a communication from the Clerk of Her Majesty's Privy Council, stating that on 8 May 2003 Her Majesty was pleased to approve the Statutes (i) amending the new University Statutes, printed in Gazette, p. 183 (approved by Congregation, p. 250), and (ii) concerning the power to suspend regulations, printed in Gazette, p. 473 (approved by Congregation, p. 516).


H. GEORGE FREDERICKSON (PH.D. Southern California), Edwin O. Stene Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, University of Kansas, has been appointed to the visiting professorship for the academic year 2003–4.

Professor Frederickson will be a fellow of Balliol College.


The Mathematical and Physical Sciences Board has reconferred the title of Visiting Professor of Computer Science upon PROFESSOR DONALD KNUTH, Professor Emeritus of the Art of Computer Programming at Stanford University, for a further period from 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2006, and has reconferred the title of Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in Engineering Design on MR R.H. BOOTH (B.SC. Birmingham), for a further period from 1 October 2003 to 30 September 2006.


As part of the University's programme of regular departmental reviews, the Oxford University Computing Services (OUCS) will be reviewed in July by a panel appointed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections).

The panel's terms of reference are:

`To review and report to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Academic Services and University Collections) on:

(a) the development of the Computing Services since the last review in 1996 and any significant changes in context and services since then; and

(b) in light of (a), the role, priorities and future direction of the Computing Services; bearing in mind the level of resources likely to be available within the University.'

The panel will be chaired by Professor David Clary, Head of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences Division. Its other members are Professor Alan Bowman, Classics, Professor Bill Dutton, Oxford Internet Institute, Mrs Annette Haworth, University of Reading, and Dr David Popplewell, Experimental Psychology.

The review panel welcomes submissions. They should be sent, by Monday, 23 June, to the panel's secretary, Dr Nigel Berry, University Offices, Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JD (e-mail: nigel.berry@admin.ox.ac.uk).


Annual Report 2001–2

The Annual Report for 2001–2 of the Committee for the Pitt Rivers Museum has recently been published, and a copy may be obtained by any member of Congregation on request to the Administrator of the Museum, Parks Road.


Midsummer Madness at the Harcourt Arboretum

A day of celebration will be held on Saturday, 21 June, in the Harcourt Arboretum. Day tickets, giving admission to all events, cost £25 (children £20; family ticket £85). Further information about these events may be obtained from the Botanic Garden (contact details above).

Up with the larks (5 a.m.): an ornithologist identifies common birds in the dawn chorus. (£6; children £4)

The sky's the limit (one-hour tour at 10 a.m., 2 p.m., and 4 p.m.): a guided tour of the Arboretum. (£5)

The Global Forest—Promenade Theatre performance (one hour, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.): a promenade theatre performance celebrating the cultural diversity of the tree collection. (£3)

Family fun picnic (12 noon–2 p.m.): with jugglers, stilt walkers, and other entertainments for children. (£7.50; family ticket £25)

Romeo and Juliet (7 p.m.): performed by the Chapterhouse Theatre Company. (£12, children £8)



Professor of French Literature

PROFESSOR ALAIN VIALA will deliver his inaugural lecture, in French, at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 June, in the Taylor Institution.

Subject: `Réponse à Rousseau, ou: De La Modernité des Lettres.'

Camden Professor of Ancient History

PROFESSOR A.K. BOWMAN will deliver his inaugural lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 13 June, in the Garden Quadrangle Auditorium, St John's College.

Subject: `Outposts of empire.'


Understanding financial crises

PROFESSOR FRANKLIN ALLEN, Nippon Life Professor of Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the Clarendon Lectures in Finance at 5 p.m. on the following days in the Saïd Business School. Admission is free, and the lectures are open to the public.

Mon. 9 June: `Banking crises.'

Tue. 10 June: `Currency crises.'

Wed. 11 June: `Bubbles and crises.'


PROFESSOR PAUL CRUTZEN, Nobel Laureate, Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, will deliver the Halley Lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 5 June, in the Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, the Clarendon Laboratory.

Subject: `The Antarctic "Ozone Hole": a human-caused chemical instability of the stratosphere. What should we learn from this?'


The Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama

PROFESSOR REINHARD STROHM will lecture at 2.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 June, in the Headley Lecture Theatre, the Ashmolean Museum. For further details, telephone (2)88210, or e-mail: apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk.

Subject: `The Greeks in Baroque opera.'


J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR M. BATE, Cambridge, will deliver a Jenkinson Lecture at 5 p.m. on Monday, 2 June, in Lecture Theatre B, the Zoology/Psychology Building. Tickets are not required for admission.

Subject: `Embryonic behaviour in Drosophila—assembling the moving parts.'


Biophysical Chemistry Seminars

PROFESSOR P. HORE will lecture at 4.15 p.m. on Wednesday, 18 June, in the John Rowlinson Seminar Room (20.12, opposite the Main Lecture Theatre), the Physical and Theoretical Chemistry Laboratory.

Convener: Dr L.C. Snoek.

Subject: `Bird navigation: a chemical magnetic compass?'


Seminar on Jewish history and literature in the Graeco-Roman period

DR ESTHER CHAZON, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, will give a seminar in this series at 2.30 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 June, in Wolfson College. The seminar by Dr Irshai, previously announced for this time, will not now take place.

Convener: M.D. Goodman, MA, D.Phil., Professor of Jewish Studies.

Subject: `Praying like angels in the Second Temple period and late antiquity.'


Becket Institute

DR G. HOUTMAN, London, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Becket Institute, St Hugh's College.

Subject: `Aung San Suu Kyi: Buddhism and female leadership in south-east Asia.'


US Senate Staff Seminar

C. RICHARD D'AMATO, member of the US–China Economic and Review Commission (a joint Congressional Commission), and KEVIN KAYES, Staff Director and Chief Counsel to the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, in the Seminar Room, the Rothermere American Institute. Those wishing to attend are asked to inform Lee Tawney (e-mail: lee.tawney@ukuscenter.org).

Subject: `How the US Senate operates.'


Deutsche Bank Lecture 2003

PROFESSOR XAVIER FREIXAS will deliver the Deutsche Bank Lecture at 5.30 p.m. on Thursday, 5 June, in the Saïd Business School. Admission is free, and the lecture is open to the public.

Further details may be found on the Financial Research Centre Web site, http://www.finance.ox.ac.uk/deutbank_lecture2003.htm.

Subject: `European banking integration: where do we stand?'

Oxford Financial Research Summer Symposium

The second Oxford Financial Research Summer Symposium will be held between Tuesday, 3 June, and Thursday, 12 June, at the Saïd Business School. Details may be found at http://www.finance.co.uk (follow links: conference; symposium).

Two presentations will be made daily. For details of the Deutsche Bank Lecture (5 June), see immediately above; for details of the Clarendon Lectures in Finance (9, 10, and 11 June), see notice near the start of this section.

A Faculty Seminar will be held on 12 June. Further details will be announced later.

A further presentation will be made, within the framework of the symposium, on 13 June.

Conveners: Professor William Wilhelm and Professor Colin Mayer, Saïd Business School.

ALEXANDER LJUNGQVIST, Assistant Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University
Tue. 3 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Competing for securities underwriting mandates.'

ALAN MORRISON, University Lecturer in Management Studies, SBS
Tue. 3 June, 5–6.30 p.m.: `Partnership firms, reputation, and human capital.'

MAX MAKSIMOVIC, Bank of America Professor of Finance, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Wed. 4 June, 9.30 a.m.–10.30 a.m.: `Financial and legal constraints to firm growth: does size matter?'

DIMITRI TSOMOCOS, University Lecturer in Management Science (Finance), SBS
Wed. 4 June, 5–6.30 p.m.: `A model to analyse financial fragility.'

BRUNO BIAIS, Professor of Finance, Université de Toulouse I
Thur. 5 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Credit, wages, and bankruptcy laws.'
(Evening meeting: Deutsche Bank Lecture)

ANDREW WINTON, Finance and Banking Chair, Finance Department, University of Minnesota
Fri. 6 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `A model of entrepreneurial finance.'

ALBERT S. `PETE' KYLE, Professor of Business Administration, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Fri. 6 June, 5–6.30 p.m.: `Adjustment costs, industry structure, and corporate finance.'

STEVE TADELIS, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, Stanford University
Mon. 9 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `A theory of partnerships.'
(Evening meeting: Clarendon Lectures in Finance)

MAUREEN O'HARA, Robert W. Purcell Professor of Management, Cornell College; President, American Finance Association
Tue. 10 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Information and the cost of capital.'
(Evening meeting: Clarendon Lectures in Finance)

ZSUZSANNA FLUCK, Associate Professor of Finance, Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University
Wed. 11 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `The political economy of stock exchanges.'
(Evening meeting: Clarendon Lectures in Finance)

ROSS LEVINE, Carlson Chair in Finance, University of Minnesota
Thur. 12 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Bank supervision and corporate finance.'

ZHAOHUI CHEN, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
Fri. 13 June, 9–10.30 a.m.: `Buy-side and sell-side research.'


DR JONATHAN BLOOM, Boston College, will present a seminar at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, 4 June, in the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies.

Subject: `Meaning in Fatimid art and architecture.'


Contemporary South Asia Day

This meeting will be held on Friday, 6 June, in the Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House.

S. VARADARAJAN, The Times of India, Delhi
2 p.m.: `A new turn in India–Pakistan relations?'

R.N. KUMAR, journalist and human rights activist
2.45 p.m.: `Reduced to ashes: insurgency and human rights in Punjab.'

N. SUNDAR, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, and Cambridge
3.45 p.m.: `Teaching to hate: the Hindu Rights pedagogical programme.'

M. MENON, Girni Kamgar Sangharsh Samiti, Mumbai, and Cambridge
4.30 p.m.: `New challenges for the labour movement in Mumbai.'

V. DHAGAMWAR, MARG, Delhi, and St Hugh's College
5.15 p.m.: `The formal legal system and tribals.'


Rowe Memorial Lecture

PROFESSOR J.R. WOODHOUSE, FBA, Emeritus Fiat–Serena Professor of Italian, will deliver the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture at 5 p.m. on Friday, 30 May, in the Auditorium, Magdalen College.

Subject: `The Travels of Marco Polo.'


MATT RIDLEY, science writer, will lecture at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, 3 June, in the Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's College.

Subject: `Nature via nurture.'


Artists in Residence and Research Centre

Toxteth TV

Toxteth TV is a pilot project based in Toxteth, Liverpool, and funded by the Department for Education and Skills.

TOD DAVIES, project director, will present and discuss a video of the project, which aims to provide a multicultural and inclusive atmosphere to support creativity and to draw back 14--18-year-olds who have dropped out of education. The presentation will take place at 5.30 p.m. on Friday, 20 June, in the St John's College Research Centre, 45 St Giles'.

Using elements of popular culture, Toxteth TV aims to develop abilities and talents in young people that will be useful to them later in life, whatever they choose to do, and at the same time to contribute to neighbourhood regeneration in Toxteth.

Attendance is free, but those wishing to attend are asked to inform the Research Centre by e-mail (research.centre@sjc.ox.ac.uk).


Just war and actual war

This conference will be held on Thursday, 26 June (10.15 a.m.), and Friday, 27 June, in Wolfson College.

Registration forms may be obtained from Jan Scriven, Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford OX2 6UD (e-mail: jan.scriven@wolfson.ox.ac.uk). The closing date for applications is 2 June.

Conveners: Professor Richard Sorabji and Dr David Rodin.

Thursday, 26 June: just war

11 a.m.: `Just war in the Conquistadors debate: ancient origins and modern relevance.'

12.15 p.m.: `Islamic theories of just war.'

2.30 p.m.: `Jewish theories of just war.'

3.30 p.m.: `Just war in the Mahabharata.'

5 p.m.: `Just war from Grotius to modern times.'

6 p.m.: `The Christian just war tradition and its application to the modern world (nuclear weapons, guerrilla warfare, counter-terrorism).'

Friday, 27 June: actual war

11 a.m.: `Terrorism and asymmetric war.'

12 noon: `From terrorist camps to Bible camps: militarism and Christianity in West Papua.'

12.15 p.m.: `Jews and Romans.'

PROFESSOR R. HOLMES, Royal Military College of Science
2.15 p.m.: `The business of battle.'

PROFESSOR J. STALLWORTHY (chairing a panel of speakers from Wolfson College)
3.15 p.m.: `The First World War.'

5 p.m.: `Europe's role.'

SIR MICHAEL QUINLAN, King's College, London
6 p.m.: `Kuwait to Iraq.'

Michael Argyle Memorial Lecture

DR MICHAEL G. BROCK, Honorary Fellow, Wolfson College, will deliver a special lecture in memory of Michael Argyle at 6 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Hall, Wolfson College. The lecture will be open to the public.

Subject: ` "An engagement very difficult": the early days at Wolfson.'


PROFESSOR ROBIN STACEY, University of Washington, will lecture at 8.30 p.m. on Thursday, 5 June, in the Latner Room, St Peter's College. This meeting will also be the Annual General Meeting of the Society.

Wine will be served from 8.15 p.m. New members are welcome.

Subject: `Law as theatre in early Ireland.'


MARIANNE ELLIS will lecture at 5.45 p.m. on Thursday, 12 June, in the Pauling Centre, 58 Banbury Road. Refreshments will be served from 5.30 p.m. Admission for visitors costs £2.

Subject: `Ottoman embroidery.'


MRS ANNA PROUDFOOT will lecture at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 10 June, in the Pauling Centre for Human Sciences, 58 Banbury Road. Admission costs £1 for members, and £3 for non-members (students under thirty free).

Subject: `Advertising in Italy—image or reality.'

For details of the Dorothy Rowe Memorial Lecture, to be given by Professor Woodhouse on 30 May, see under `Magdalen College' above.

A meeting of the OIA Book Club will be held at 7.45 for 8 p.m. on Tuesday, 1 July. Details of the venue will be announced later.

Grants and Research Funding


Oxford University Research Services is based in the University Offices, Wellington Square (with satellite offices in the Medical School Offices of the John Radcliffe Hospital and at 9 Parks Road). Research Services is part of the Finance Division of the University's central administration.

In connection with the acceptance of research awards and signature of research-related contracts, the University's Statutes, section 14 of Statute XVI (Supplement (1) to Gazette No. 4633, 9 October 2002, pp. 131--2), provide that `(1)...no officer of the University, or any other person employed by the University or working in or in connection with any department or body within or under the control of the University, shall have authority to make any representations on behalf of the University or to enter into any contract on behalf of the University, except with the express consent of Council. (2) No such consent given by Council shall be operative until a copy of the resolution of Council, certified by the Registrar, has been delivered to such officer or other person.'

Research Services is authorised to process all applications to outside bodies for research grants and to sign research-related agreements on behalf of the University. It can also provide advice for those seeking external research funding or requiring information about specific initiatives (e.g. LINK, EU research programmes, etc.).

Research-related contracts with industry and other external sponsors are negotiated through Research Services. Such contracts include agreements covering the sponsorship of research, collaborative research, clinical trials, services to industry, intellectual property issues, confidentiality issues, material transfer, and consultancy.

Information about Research Services, their publications and administrative processes is available at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/.

Research Funding and Research-related Information

Research Services produces a weekly Web-based bulletin of funding opportunities with forthcoming deadlines for applications, electronic Research Funding News (eRFN), which is available to members of the University via the internet at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/erfn/.

Non-funding research-related information is publicised via the Web-based Bulletin Board. To receive regular e-mails summarising the contents of both these publications, please contact Ellen McAteer (see contact details below).

The University also has access to various online research funding databases and other sources of research-related information, available from the Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/information/.

If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail reminder summarising the contents of electronic Research Funding News, and also those of the Bulletin Board, please e-mail ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk with the subject line `join eRFN mailing list'. Please note that this service is only available to members of the University with an `ox.ac.uk' e-mail account. Ellen McAteer (telephone: (2)70082) is also the first point of contact for all research funding information queries.

Research Grant Applications

All applications for external research funding must be endorsed by the University before they are despatched to the sponsor, whether or not this is required by the funding body. In order to do this, the University requires all applications made to funding bodies (such as the research councils, government departments, UK and overseas charities and foundations, and industry) to be checked and endorsed by Research Services on behalf of the University. The reasons for this are to ensure that:

—the funds requested are sufficient to cover the research being undertaken (e.g. that correct and up-to-date salary scales have been used);

—the costing rules of the University have been applied correctly (e.g. that the appropriate level of indirect costs have been applied);

—the guidelines of the funding body have been followed correctly (e.g. that the funds requested may be used for the purpose proposed); and that

—the University would be in a position to accept the grant should the application be successful (e.g. that appropriate facilities are available to house the project, or that the proposed research does not contravene University policy).

In addition, Research Services can:

—advise on the factors which should be taken into consideration when costing research projects;

—provide information on funding body guidelines; and

—advise on the completion of the necessary application and internal forms prior to submission to the Research Grants Office (RGO).

The administrative arrangements for submitting research funding applications are available from the Research Services Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/grants/.

In summary, these are as follows: applicants should submit the original plus one copy of their application, together with a completed copy of the University's Outside Grants (OG) form, to Research Services, or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the Research Services Medical satellite office at Level 3 of the John Radcliffe Hospital, leaving three clear working days for it to be processed.

Application administration

Enquiries relating to the day-to-day processing of research grant applications should be addressed to the Research Grants staff of the main Research Services office at Wellington Square (telephone: (2)70146), or, in the case of certain clinical departments, to the Research Services Medical satellite office, Level 3, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington (telephone: (2)22544). A list of grants administrators for each department is available on the Web at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/grants/deptlist.shtml.

Research Contracts

The Research Contracts section is responsible for negotiating and approving the terms on behalf of the University of all research-related agreements, including those governing:

—sponsored or commissioned research;

—collaborative research;

—clinical trials;

—confidentiality and non-disclosure of information;

—transfer of materials;

—research-related services to industry;

—personal consultancy.

In addition, the contracts team takes lead responsibility within Research Services for:

—checking intellectual property rights and preparing the assignment of new technologies to Isis Innovation for exploitation, through licences or spin-out companies;

—authorising royalty payments to inventors;

—advice on matters connected with research-related contracts.

The administrative arrangements for University research-related agreements are available from the Research Services Web site at: http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/contracts/.

Research-related contracts

Enquiries relating to research-related contracts should be addressed to the Research Contracts Administrator (telephone: (2)70039).

General enquiries

General enquiries to Research Services may be addressed, in the first instance, to Ms Sarah-Jayne Beedall (telephone: (2)70143, e-mail: sarah.beedall@admin.ox.ac.uk), who will be pleased to direct queries to the appropriate member of staff.

Information on Research Funding

Oxford University's Research Services offers the following Web-based resources for those looking for external research funding:

electronic Research Funding News (eRFN) (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/erfn/)

This is a Web-based bulletin, updated weekly, of current research funding opportunities across all subject areas with forthcoming deadlines for applications. It includes an at-a-glance guide to deadlines and a searchable archive of previous issues.

If you would like to receive a weekly e-mail reminder summarising the contents of the bulletin, please e- mail ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk with the subject line `join eRFN mailing list'. This service is only available to members of the university with an `ox.ac.uk' e-mail account.

Subscribers also receive monthly updates about the contents of the RSO Bulletin Board (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/oxonly/information/bb oard.shtml) which lists non-funding research- related information, such as details of conferences, training opportunities and changes in the policy of major research funding bodies.

Community of Science (http://www.cos.com/)

The University subscribes to the `Funding Opportunities' service offered by the Community of Science (COS). This is a fully searchable database of grant-making organisations worldwide, providing information about research funding across all subject areas. Despite the misleading title, this source of information about funding opportunities also covers the social sciences and humanities.

This service may be accessed by any member of the university from within the University computer network.

Online research funding and information resources (http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/information/)

This page on the Research Services Web site collects together links to COS and other online databases and information services to which the University has access. These services provide information about current research funding opportunities and sponsors.

If you would like more information about these or any other services provided via Research Services, please visit its Web site at http://www.admin.ox.ac.uk/rso/ or contact: Ellen McAteer, Research Funding Information Officer (telephone: (2)70082, e-mail: ellen.mcateer@admin.ox.ac.uk).

Examinations and Boards


Special Subjects in the Honour School of Modern Languages and the related Joint Honour Schools

The Board of the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages gives notice, under the provisions of the regulations in Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 341, that the following Special Subjects will be available in the examination in Trinity Term 2005. Certain subjects are marked with a language identifier (Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 378, ll. 27--8 refers). The numbers in bold type which precede each entry are those used by the Examination Schools to identify papers. The method of assessment for each subject is also shown: a key to the letters is given at the end of this list.

Depending on the availability of teaching resources, not all Special Subjects will be available to all candidates in every year.

2011 [1] Modern literary theory. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with major theories in this field since 1918.
Method of assessment: C (1)

2195 European cinema. An introduction to some of the major movements and landmarks in the evolution of European cinema. In the work submitted for assessment, candidates will be expected to show evidence of having worked on film study and analysis.
Method of assessment: C (1)

2030 (L) Syntax.
Method of assessment: A

2009 (L) Semantics.
Method of assessment: A

2031 (L) Phonetics and Phonology.
Method of assessment: A*

2032 (L) Sociolinguistics.
Method of assessment: A

2033 (L) Translation Theory.
Method of assessment: A

2012 (L) Romance philology and linguistics. Candidates will be expected to show a detailed knowledge of the methods of comparative Romance linguistics and to illustrate their answers with examples from more than one Romance language. Texts for linguistic commentary in Vulgar Latin' (G. Rohlfs, Sermo vulgaris latinus, Tübingen, 1969: II, VII, XVIII, XX, XXXIV) and unseen passages from `lesser known' Romance varieties (Sardinian, Romanian, Romansch and others) will also be set each year.
Method of assessment: A

2013 (F) Anglo-Norman language and literature.
Method of assessment: A

2029 (F) Old Provençal. Prescribed text: F.R. Hamlin, P.T. Ricketts, J. Hathaway, Introduction à l'étude de l'ancien provençal, Geneva 1967 and 1985, with particular reference to nos. 2, 3, 4, 8, 10, 12, 14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31, 33, 34, 36, 39, 40, 42, 44, 46, 48, 49, 53, 54, 56, 57, 59, 65, 67, 70, from which passages will be set for translation. In addition, candidates may answer questions on either literary or linguistic topics or both.
Method of assessment: A

2034 (F) The Old French epic.
Method of assessment: A

2014 (F) The twelfth- and thirteenth-century Grail Romances.
Method of assessment: A

2015 (F) French historical writing to 1515.
Method of assessment: A

2016 (F) French poetry of the mid-sixteenth century.
Method of assessment: C (2)

2017 (F) Dramatic theory and practice in France 1605--60.
Method of assessment: C (2)

2019 (F) [2] Jean-Jacques Rousseau.
Method of assessment: C (2)

2035 (F) French satire from Rabelais to Beaumarchais.
Method of assessment: C (2)

2020 (F) Honoré de Balzac.
Method of assessment: (c) 3 2021 (F) French poetry 1870--1918.
Method of assessment: C (3)

2022 (F) French literature and the First World War.
Method of assessment: C (3)

2023 (F) [3] Marcel Proust.
Method of assessment: C (3)

2024 (F) Surrealism.
Method of assessment: C (1)

2025 (F) The `Nouveau Roman'.
Method of assessment: C (1)

2026 (F) Literature and the visual arts from Diderot to Zola.
Method of assessment: C (1)

2027 (F) French women writers.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2028 (F) Advanced French translation: theory and practice.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2036 (G) Old Norse. Candidates will be expected to have made a special study of F. Ranke and D. Hofmann, Altnordisches Elementarbuch (Sammlung Göschen No. 1115), pp. 80--135. Candidates will also be expected to have read the Völsungasaga and related material from the Poetic Edda. Written work must show knowledge of the texts in the original language.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2037 (G) Old High German, with either Gothic or Old Saxon or Old English. Prescribed texts: Gothic, Gospel according to St Mark, chapters 1--9; Old Saxon, Heliand, ll. 4025-- 5038; Old English, Beowulf, ll. 1--1049.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2041 (G) Walther von der Vogelweide and the Origins of the German Love Lyric.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2042 (G) Gottfried's Tristan and Medieval German Court Society.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2071 (G) Mechthild von Magdeburg and women's writing in German 1150–1300.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2044 (G) German poetry and drama of the seventeenth century.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2045 (G) Eighteenth-century German aesthetics from Baumgarten to Schiller.
Method of assessment: B (1)

2072 (G) Weimar Classicism 1794–1805.
Method of assessment: A

2047 (G) The Bildungsroman.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2048 (G) German political writing in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2050 (G) The poetry of Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Stefan George, and Rainer Maria Rilke. Candidates will be examined on the poetry of two of these authors and will be expected to have read the works listed in any two of the following sections below.

(a) Hofmannsthal: Gedichte und Lyrische Dramen, ed. Steiner (Fischer Verlag, 1952), pp. 7--136, 467--529.

(b ) George: Hymnen, Pilgerfahrten, Algabal; Das Jahr der Seele; Der Teppich des Lebens und die Lieder von Traum und Tod mit einem Vorspiel; the sections `Zeitgedichte', `Gestalten', `Gezeiten', and `Maximin' from Der siebente Ring; Das neue Reich omitting the section `Sprüche'.

(c) Rilke: Das Stunden-Buch; Neue Gedichte (both parts); Requiem für eine Freundin; Requiem für Wolf Graf von Kalckreuth; Die Sonette an Orpheus; Duineser Elegien.
Method of assessment: A

2073 (G) Shorter modernist prose fiction 1901–27.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2079 (G) Expressionism and Dada in literature and the visual arts.
Method of assessment: B (1)

2056 (G) German poetry from 1945. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the field, and a detailed knowledge of works written in or after 1945 by three of the following authors: Bachmann, Benn, Biermann, Bobrowski, Volker Braun, Brecht, Celan (the collections of poetry from Mohn und Gedächtnis to Atemwende inclusive), Enzensberger, Grass, Huchel, Sarah Kirsch, Kunert, Sachs. Note: The paper will include a compulsory section containing general questions and commentary passages taken from the authors being offered; candidates will thus be required to attempt either a general essay or a commentary. Brecht's poetry from 1945 to 1956 may be offered as one of the three authors selected for detailed knowledge in this paper by candidates offering Brecht as a prescribed author in paper X.
Method of assessment: A

2070 (G) Narrative Identities in the German Novel since 1945. Participants will be expected to demonstrate a general knowledge of the field and to have read a range of German-language novels from the post-1945 era. Each portfolio shall consist of two essays, only one of which may be on a single text.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2080 (G) Literature in the GDR.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2081 (G) Advanced German translation.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2049 (G) Nietzsche and his impact.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2078 (G) Nineteenth-century German Drama.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2196 (G) Contemporary German Literature. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of writing in German from the last decade and to have read a range of texts from the same period . Each portfolio will consist of two essays, only one of which may be on a single text.
Method of assessment: B (2)

2083 (I) Italian lyric poetry of the thirteenth century. [PM]
Method of assessment: B (3)

2084 (I) Dante's minor works. [PM]
Method of assessment: B (3)

2085 (I) `Questione della lingua'. Candidates will be expected to have read: Dante, De Vulgari Eloquentia; Bembo, Prose della volgar lingua; Manzoni, Scritti sulla lingua. [PM]
Method of assessment: B (3)

2086 (I) Women writers of the Italian Renaissance. [PM]
Method of assessment: B (3)

2088 (I) The works of Carlo Emilio Gadda.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2096 (I) Sicilian literature 1945 to the present day.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2097 (I) Italian women writers 1945 to the present day.
Method of assessment: B (3)


(I) Italian poetry from 1956 to the present day.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2103 (S) Spanish drama before Lope de Vega. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with the works of: Juan del Encina, Lucas Fernández, Lope de Rueda, Juan de la Cueva, Bartolomé de Torres Naharro, Diego Sánchez de Badajoz, Juan de Timoneda, Miguel Venegas, Miguel de Cervantes, and the Spanish works of Gil Vicente. Candidates will be expected to have read the Portuguese and bilingual texts of Gil Vicente, but passages for comment, which will not be compulsory, will not be set from these.
Method of assessment: A

2104 (S) The Spanish Erasmians. Candidates will be expected to have read: Erasmus, El Enquiridión (ed. Dámaso Alonso, Madrid, 1932); Coloquios de Erasmo (Nueva Biblioteca de Autores Españoles, vol. xxi, pp. 149--202, 227--49); Alfonso de Valdés, Diálogo de las cosas ocurridas en Roma (ed. José F. Montesinos, Clásicos castellanos); Juan de Valdés, Diálogo de doctrina christiana y el psalterio (ed. Domingo Ricart, Mexico, 1964, pp. 1--130); Juan Luis Vives, Concordia y discordia en el linaje humano [De concordia et discordia in humano genere], Bk. IV (Obras completas, trans. L. Riber, Aguilar, Madrid, 1947--8, ii, 195--253); Cristóbal de Villalón (attr.), Viaje de Turquía (Part I); F. de la Torre, Institución de un rey christiano (ed. R. W. Truman, Exeter Hispanic Texts, 1979). There will be a compulsory commentary question but passages for commentary will not be set from F. de la Torre, Institución de un rey christiano.
Method of assessment: A

2105 (S) The discovery and conquest of Mexico and the Antilles. Candidates will be expected to have read: Cristóbal Colón, Textos y documentos completos (ed. Consuelo Varela), Nuevas cartas (ed. Juan Gil, Madrid: Alianza Universidad, 1984); Hernán Cortés, Cartas de relación de la conquista de Méjico (ed. A. Delgado Gómez, Castalia, Madrid), Letters two and three, pp. 159--453; Bernal Díaz del Castillo, Historia de la Conquista de la Nueva España (Porrúa, Mexico, 1960), vol. i, pp. 174--501 and vol. ii, pp. 1--60; Bartolomé de las Casas, Brevísima relación de la destrucción de las Indias (Madrid: Cátedra, 1991); Toribio de Motolinia, Historia de los Indios de la Nueva España (Porrúa, Mexico, 1969), pp. 77--109; Bernardino de Sahagún, Historia general de la Nueva España (Porrúa, Mexico, 1956), Libros 3, 7, and 8.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2106 (S) Spanish devotional and mystical writing 1577-- 88. Candidates will be expected to have read: Santa Teresa de Jesús, Moradas del castillo interior; Fray Luis de Granada, Introducción del símbolo de la fe (ed. José María Balcells, Madrid, Cátedra, 1989), pp. 125-- 231; Fray Luis de León, Rey de Dios, Esposo, and Jesús, from De los nombres de Cristo; San Juan de la Cruz, Llama de amor viva (candidates will also be expected to have read the poem), Malón de Chaide, La conversión de la Magdalena (3 vols., ed. Félix García, Clásicos Castellanos, Madrid, 1958), III, 83--178, 190--219.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2108 (S) Modern Catalan literature. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the field and a detailed knowledge of at least three authors. Details of the authors and works prescribed for detailed knowledge will be available in the Modern Languages Faculty Office, 37 Wellington Square, at the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term of the academic year of the examination.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2111 (S) Modern Galician literature. Candidates will be expected to have a general knowledge of the field and a detailed knowledge of at least three authors. Details of the authors and works prescribed for detailed knowledge will be available in the Modern Languages Faculty Office, 37 Wellington Square, at the beginning of the Michaelmas Full Term of the academic year of the examination.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2112 (S, L) Modern Catalan. Candidates will be required to show knowledge of the descriptive analysis of the contemporary language, and will have the opportunity of discussing the historical development of the language where this illuminates present-day usage. Candidates will study the structure of Catalan as spoken and written at the present-day (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics); an overview of the external history of the language and the regional varieties, the current sociolinguistic situation, standardisation and language policy.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2113 (S, L) Modern Galician. Candidates will be required to show knowledge of the descriptive analysis of the contemporary language, and will have the opportunity of discussing the historical development of the language where this illuminates present-day usage. Candidates will study the structure of Galician as spoken and written at the present-day (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics); an overview of the external history of the language and the regional varieties, the current sociolinguistic situation, standardisation and language policy.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2100 (S, L) Bilingualism: Spanish and English. Candidates will study Spanish and English in contrast; Spanish and English in a bilingual context.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2109 (S, P) [4] The work of Alfonso the Wise as author and patron of literature and learning. There will be a compulsory commentary question. Passages for commentary will be set from Primera crónica general (ed. R. Menéndez Pidal, Madrid, 1955), caps. 814--967; Las siete partidas (ed. Real Academia de la Historia, Madrid, 1807), I (Prólogo and i-–both versions), ii; II (i, iii--v, ix--xi, xv, xviii, xxi--xxii, xxiv, xxxi); III (xix--xx); Cantigas (ed. Jesús Montoya, Letras hispánicas, 293, Madrid, Cátedra).
Method of assessment: A

2110 (S, P) [4] Spanish and Portuguese prose romances of the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. Candidates will be expected to have a knowledge of the field and to have made a special study of at least one romance from each of the following groups: (a) sentimental, (b) chivalric, and (c) pastoral. [PM]


(a) Diego de San Pedro, Cárcel de amor (ed. Whinnom); Juan de Flores, Grimalte y Gradissa (ed. Waley); Bernardim Ribeiro, Menina e moça;


(b) Spanish Grail Fragments\ (ed. Pietsch); Amadís de Gaula, Part I (ed. Place); Palmeirim de Inglaterra (ed. Rodrigues Lapa); Tirant lo Blanch, Book I;


(c) Jorge de Montemayor, Los siete libros de la Diana (ed. López Estrada); Gil Polo, Diana enamorada (ed. Ferreres); Samuel Usque, ConsolaçÆo às tribulaçäes de Israel vol. i.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2114 (S, P) [4] Latin American fiction from 1940. Candidates may limit themselves to either Spanish American or Brazilian fiction. Candidates will be expected to be familiar with the broad evolution of this fiction over the period since 1940. They wil also be expected to undertake a specialised study of at least three of the following authors: Jorge Amado, Jorge Luis Borges, Alejo Carpentier, Julio Cortázar, Fernando del Paso, Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García Márquez, JoÆo GuimarÆes Rosa, Clarice Lispector, Mario Vargas Llosa.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2130 (P) The Galician-Portuguese Cancioneiros. [PM]
Method of assessment: B (3)

2131 (P) The Literature of Portuguese Expansion in Asia. Candidates will be expected to have read four of the following: the texts in Portuguese contained in T.F. Earle and John Villiers, Albuquerque, Caesar of the East (Aris and Phillips, 1990); Joao de Barros, Décadas, ed. António BaiÆo, vol. I (Sá da Costa, 1945) (candidates are advised to consult also the electronic edition of the Décadas published by the Centre for the Study of the Portuguese Discoveries); Diogo do Couto, O soldado prático, ed. Rodrigues Lapa (Sá da Costa, 1954); FernÆo Mendes Pinto, PeregrinaçÆo, chaps. 1, 36--104, 203--26; Camoes, Os Lusíadas. [PM]
Method of assessment: B (3)

2133 (P) The Brazilian novel of the North-East 1880-- 1960.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2134 (P) Twentieth-century Portuguese and Brazilian women writers.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2135 (P) The literature of Portuguese-speaking Africa.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2137 (R, L) [5] Old Church Slavonic in relation to Common Slavonic and Russian. [PM]
Method of assessment: A

2138 (R, L) Comparative Slavonic Philology. Candidates will be expected to show a detailed knowledge of the methods of Comparative Slavonic Philology and to illustrate their answers with examples from more than one Slavonic language. [PM]
Method of assessment: A

2149 (R, L) [6] The structure and history of one of the following languages: Bulgarian, Czech, Macedonian, Polish, Serbo-Croat, Slovak, Slovene, Sorbian, Ukrainian, White Russian. [PM]
Method of assessment: A

(R) The Russian Literary Language, 1648--1917.
Method of assessment: A

(R) Russian Literature of the twentieth century (1890 to the present day).
Method of assessment: A

2170 (R) Russian women's writing.
Method of assessment: C (1)

(R) Russian Drama of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries
Method of assessment: A

2176 (Gr) The School of the Ionian Islands 1797--1912, with special reference to the works of Solomos, Kalvos, Laskaratos, Matesis, Valaoritis, and Mavilis.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2177 (Gr) The New Athenian School of Poetry 1880-- 1912, with special reference to the works of Palamas, Drosinis, Gryparis, Krystallis, Malakasis, and Hadzopoulos.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2178 (Gr) The Greek novel 1918--40, with special reference to the works of K. Theotokis, G. Theotokas, Karagatsis, Myrivilis, Venezis, K. Politis, and G.N. Abbot.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2179 (Gr) Greek women writers.
Method of assessment: B (3)

2184 [7] Medieval Welsh tales and romances.
Method of assessment: A

2185 [7] The poets of the Welsh princes.
Method of assessment: A

2186 [7] The poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym.
Method of assessment: A

2187 The Ulster Cycle of tales.
Method of assessment: A

2188 The classical Irish bardic tradition.
Method of assessment: A

2189 (L) The structure and history of the Welsh language.
Method of assessment: A

2190 (L) The structure and history of the Irish language.
Method of assessment: A

2074 Hebrew poetry and prose of medieval Spain and Provence. In addition to the literary texts, candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the historical background of Spain and Provence from the eleventh to the fourteenth centuries, in particular the transition from an Islamic to a Christian environment and the Jewish response to it. Candidates will be expected to have read selected works by the following writers: Moses Ibn Ezra; Abraham Ibn Ezra; Joseph Ibn Zabara; Judah al-Harizi; Meshullam da Piera; Shem Tob Falaquera; Todros Abulafia; Isaac Hagorni. All texts will be selected from J. Schirmann, Hashirah ha'ivrit besefarad uveprovans.
Method of assessment: A

2075 Early twentieth-century Hebrew literature. Candidates will be expected to show knowledge of the work of Central and East European Hebrew writers (some of whom settled in Palestine in the early decades of this century) and in particular of their literary development in the environment of Austrian, Russian, and Polish literature, and their influence in shaping contemporary Hebrew literature. Candidates will be expected to have read stories by Y. H. Brenner and by M. Berdyczewski; David Vogel's novel, Hayei nisu'im; a selection of poetry by H.N. Bialik, Saul Tschernichovsky, Leah Goldberg, Nathan Alterman, and Abraham Shlonski. Texts will be selected from the following works: Y.H. Brenner, Kovetz sippurim (Sifrei Mofet); Y. Lichtenbaum (ed.), Sofreinu (Ahiasaf); T. Carmi (ed.), The Penguin Book of Hebrew Verse.

Sholem Aleichem, Kasrílevker progrés (in his Fun Kasrílevke, NY 1919, pp. 11--84);

Ber Borokhov, Di úfgabn fun der yídisher filológye (in Shprákhforshung un literatúr geshíkhte, ed. N. Mayzl, Tel Aviv 1966, pp. 53--75);

Sh. An-ski (Shloyme-Zanvl Rapoport), Der díbek (in Di yídishe dráme fun tsvántsikstn yorhúndert, NY 1977, vol. ii, pp. 7--60);

Selections from the poetry of R. Ayzland, A. M. Dilon, M. L. Halpern, Z. Landoy, M. Leyb, H. Leyvik, Y. Y. Shvarts, A. N. Stencl, M. Vintshevski (in Músterverk fun der yídisher literatúr, ed. Rozhanski, vol. lxxvi, pp. 40--53, 61--6, 91-- 100, 112--34; vol. lxxviii, pp. 211, 234--8);

Isaac Bashevis Singer, A tógbukh fun a nisht gebóyrenem and Der yid fun bovl (in his Der sótn in goráy un ándere dertséylungen, Jerusalem 1972, pp. 251--70, 307--19).

Postwar Polish Literature.

Any other subject approved by the Modern Languages board. Application must be made in writing, and with the support of the candidate's tutor, to the Chairman of the Modern Languages Board, Modern Languages Faculty Office, 37 Wellington Square, not later than the Wednesday of the second week of the Michaelmas Full Term preceding the examination.

Key to abbreviation letters

Language identifiers

L Linguistics

F French

G German

I Italian

S Spanish

P Portuguese

R Russian

Gr Greek

Method of assessment

A Three-hour unseen written paper. (* The examination for the Subject `Phonetics and Phonology' will additionally involve a half-hour practical phonetic transcription exercise.)

B An essay or portfolio of essays (the number in parentheses shows the number of essays required), aggregating to about 6,000 words and not exceeding 8,000 words, to be delivered by noon on the Friday of the ninth week of Hilary Term next before the examination.

C An essay or portfolio of essays (the number in parentheses shows the number of essays required), aggregating to about 6,000 words and not exceeding 8,000 words, on a title or titles from a list circulated by the examiners on the Friday of the fifth week of Hilary Term next before the examination, to be delivered by noon on the Friday of the ninth week of Hilary Term next before the examination.

(iii) Paper XII subjects which have been designated as Pre-modern are marked [PM] after the paper description.

Notes on mutual exclusions and other restrictions

[1] No candidate in the Honour School of English and Modern Languages may offer both the Special Subject `Modern literary theory' and the Special Topic `The History and Theory of Criticism' from the Honour School of English Language and Literature.

[2] No candidate in the Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages may offer both the Special Subject `Jean-Jacques Rousseau' and the Further Subject `Political and Social Thought' from the Honour School of Modern History.

[3] No candidate in the Honour School of Modern History and Modern Languages may offer both the Special Subject `Marcel Proust' and the Further Subject `Literature, Politics, and Society in France 1870--1914' from the Honour School of Modern History.

[4] Candidates offering this paper under the provisions of Examination Decrees, 1998, p. 378, ll. 27--8 as a paper bearing a language identifier for Spanish or Portuguese should answer with especial reference to the respective language.

[5] No candidate in the Honour School of Modern Languages or in a joint Honour School involving Modern Languages may offer both the Special Subject `Old Church Slavonic in relation to Common Slavonic and Russian' and option (1) (`The Old Church Slavonic language') in the Linguistic Studies paper II in Russian (Russian paper V from the Honour School of Modern Languages).

[6] Candidates offering Czech (with Slovak) will not be permitted to offer either of those languages in the Special Subject on the structure and history of one of certain specified languages.

[7] No candidate in the Honour School of English and Modern Languages may offer the papers `Medieval Welsh Language and Literature I or II' from the Honour School of English Language and Literature with any of the Special Subjects `Medieval Welsh tales and romances', `The poets of the Welsh princes', and `The poetry of Dafydd ap Gwilym'.


Council of the University

D.Phil. students: maximum university fee liability


The change in the Regulations of Council concerning the maximum fee liability of D.Phil. students which was published in the Gazette of 8 May (p. 1226) should have been specified as coming into effect on 1 September 2004\, not 1 September 2003, and it will apply only to students who embark on a relevant course of study with effect from or after the beginning of Michaelmas Term 2004\, not Michaelmas Term 2003.


With the approval of the Educational Policy and Standards Committee of Council, the following change in regulations made by the Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Humanities Boards will come into effect on 13 June.

Mathematical and Physical Sciences and Humanities Boards

Honour School of Physics and Philosophy

With immediate effect

In Examination Regulations, 2002, p. 1054, delete ll. 33--5 and substitute:

`4. For the Physics papers, the Examiners will permit the use of any hand-held calculator subject to the conditions set out under the heading `Use of calculators in examinations' in the Special Regulations concerning Examinations and further elaborated in the Physics Course Handbook.'

Colleges, Halls, and Societies


Magdalen College

DR (RICHARD) MICHAEL CARDWELL EAGAR, 19 February 2003; commoner 1938–42. Aged 83.

SIR IAN (JAMES) FRASER, CBE, MC, 8 May 2003; Minor Exhibitioner 1941–2 and 1945–6. Aged 79.

DAVID HORROBIN, 1 April 2003; Fellow by Examination 1963–8. Aged 63.

RAJ KUMAR KAUL, 4 March 2003; commoner 1949–52. Aged 74.

PROFESSOR MICHAEL JOHN NORGETT, 29 April 2003; demy 1961–5. Aged 59.

FRANCIS JOHN HARPER ROGERS, April 2003; commoner 1941–2 and 1947–9. Aged 80.

EDWARD SNIDERS, MBE, 13 February 2003; Doncaster Scholar 1939–40 and 1945–7. Aged 82.


NEVILLE ERNEST WEST, April 2003; commoner 1941–2 and 1946. Aged 80.

St Anne's College

MISS BRENDA MARGERY BATES, MA, 29 December 2002; Home-Student 1937–40. Aged 83.

MISS MARGARET AUDREY BAYLEY, MA, 4 May 2003; member of the St Anne's Society 1945–8. Aged 76.

DR EDITH MARGARET DALZIEL, MA, D.PHIL., 5 May 2003; Home-Student 1938–41 and member of the St Anne's Society 1950–2. Aged 87.

THE REVD JOY DOROTHEA MILDRED RUSSELL-SMITH, May 2003; member of the St Anne's Society 1948–51.

St Hilda's College

MURIEL MANDEVILLE, MA, 13 April 2003; commoner 1921–4. Aged 100.

SHEILA JESSIE MORTON, MA, 28 March 2003; commoner 1935–8. Aged 86.

GRETA ANN VERDIN CARPENTER (née Kennett), MA; commoner 1954–7.

JUNE HAZEL WYTON (née Pickernell), MA, 1 May 2003; commoner 1952–5. Aged 68.



Indigenous Religions Study Day

Oxford Centre for Mission Studies in St Philip's and St James' Church, by Church Walk, Woodstock Road. A study day on indigenous religions, Tues., 10 June from 11.30 a.m. Terence Ranger `Aboriginal Christianities'; Ian Sampson `Theological Implications of Indigenous Religions in North America' (illustrated); Dr Paula Sampson `Indigenous Sacramental Practice and its implications for Mission and Development'. Lunch 12.30 p.m. The Study Day is organised in collaboration with the Centre for Anglican Communion Studies, Birmingham, and is open to anyone with an academic interest in the kind of topic being set forth. Please book in advance if you want lunch (£2.50). Monologues should not last more than 40 minutes and 20 minutes can be devoted to discussion. There will be a video.For further information contact: Ben Knighton, tel.: +44 (0) 1865 556 071, e-mail: BKnighton@ocms.ac.uk. Web site : http://www.ocms.ac.uk.


Oxford Millennium Orchestra Summer Concert: Milford Ode to a Celebration, Elgar Cello Concerto (Soloist: Armand D'Angour), Dvorak Symphony no. 8 in G major. Conductor Tom Gauterin, Fri., 30 May, 8 p.m., Sheldonian Theatre. Tickets £10, £5. Available from the Oxford Playhouse 01865 305305 or www.ticketsoxford.com.


Sacred Heart's Schola Cantorum, Sacramento, California, directed by Donald Kendrick with Stephen Janzen (organ). Lunchtime recital, Christ Church Cathedral, Fri., 13 June, 1 p.m. Programme to include works by Stanford, Lauridsen and Lukas. Admission free: Stanford University Chamber Chorale, California, with members of Schola Cantorum and instrumentalists from the Bath Philharmonia, directed by Stephen M. Sano, with Robert Huw Morgan (organ). Sat., 28 June, 8 p.m., New College Chapel. Programme to include Heisinger: O praise the Lord, and Rutter: Gloria. Tickets on the door, proceeds to charity.

Society for Graduates

Trinity Term 2003: meetings are held on Fridays at 8 p.m. in Wadham College, Parks Road. Visitors are welcome. Graduates of any university and of all ages are eligible for membership.President, Anita Segar, 01865 730574. Subscriptions: Members £5 per term, Visitors £1.50 per meeting. 30 May, A home for Valier: some impressions of Nagora Karabakh (Caucasus), Philip Clayton; 6 June, Homage to Varanasi–a pilgrimage to Benares, Pratima Mitchell; 13 June, Bugworld, George McGavin, Acting Curator of Entomology, OU Museum of Natural History; 20 June, AGM & Social, tba.

St Giles Thursday Lunchime Talks

Burning Issues: 5 June, Priorities in Interfaith Work, Revnd Marcus Braybrooke, President of the World Congress of Faiths; 12 June, Engaged Buddhism: Social Action and the Peaceful Heart, Peter Carey, Trinity College; 19 June, Christianity and Climate, Rev'd Dr Ian James. The talks will be held in St Giles' Church, 12.30 p.m. Everyone is welcome. In order to help us with our costs, a small donation would be appreciated. Web site: www.st-giles-church.org.

Oxford University Newcomers' Club

The Club welcomes the wives and partners of visiting scholars, graduate students, and members of the University who are new to Oxford. It aims to offer help, advice, information, and the opportunity to meet each other socially. Informal coffee mornings are held at 13, Norham Gardens every Wed., 10.30–12 noon. Other activities in the club room include the Craft Group, Book Group, and informal Conversation Group. Newcomers with children (0--4 years) meet every Fri. in term, 10.15 a.m.--12 noon. We organise tours of colleges and museums, visits to places of interest, country walks, and outings to gardens and antique shops. Second-hand items can be bought on Wed. mornings from the basement. Visit our Web site on www.ox.ac.uk/staff.

Oxford University Research Staff Society

The Research Staff Society (RSS) membership consists of Post- doctoral/Junior Research Fellows and Research Assistants who work for the University of Oxford. As most Research Staff are not attached to a college and may be new to Oxford our social events provide a unique opportunity to meet researchers outside your group or department. We aim to provide an interesting and varying social setting in which to mix and to become a voice for research staff within the University. We run social events each month to suit all tastes. Please visit our Web site http://users.ox.ac.uk/~rss/, which provides information on how to join the society as well as details on events which we will be running in the near future. We hope you will decide to join us and very much look forward to meeting you at one of our events this year.

Antiques Bought and Sold

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

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.

Periodicals Bought and Sold

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

Services Offered

Oxford Dental Implant Service (ODIS). Have your own teeth back and restore your smile or bite. Placement of dental implants at your own dental surgery or nearest participating clinic by qualified doctor and dentist. For information call: 01865 726847 or visit www.implants-odis.com.

Nursing and Personal Care: qualified nurse specialising in private care of the elderly or terminally ill will undertake dialy visits. Introductions and references via 01865 559133 or e-mail: nandm.gregory@ntlworld.com.

Quarry Building Conservation Services: helping to maintain the fabric of older houses. Stone and brick wall repairs, re-pointing and rebuilding (if necessary), dry and wet stone walling, re-plastering all using lime mortars and plasters as appropriate.`Helping to let buildings breathe', `Repair and conserve'. For more information please phone 01865 762365 or 07767 884642.

`Fly Travel'–we go all the way to finding you the best deal! Business and personal travel at discounted rates. Australia special–Sydney £475. We do not charge service fees. Tel.: 01865 202038, e-mail: flytravel@btclick.com, 66 St Clements, Oxford.

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

Town and Country Trees: arboricultural contractors; modern arboricultural techniques; local authority approved; safeguarded by full Public Liability insurance. Free advice and quotations. Tel.: 0845 458 2980 or 07976 261850 (mobile).

The Oxford Advisory Partnership LLP, 2–4 High Street, Kidlington OX5 2DH.Independent Financial Advisers. Tel.: 01865 848770, fax: 01865 849543, e-mail: peharris@oxfordadvisory.com. We have been associated with the University of Oxford since 1994 and specialise in providing a personal financial planning service to members of the academic community. We provide advice on: retirement planning, school fees plans, critical illness cover, holistic financial planning, stakeholder pensions, savings & investments, income protection, long term care, inheritance tax, ethical investments, life assurance options, mortgages & remortgages. Please contact us to arrange an initial consultation at no charge or obligation to take further action. A member of Financial Options Ltd which is regulated by the Financial Services Authority (FSA). The FSA does not regulate all forms of the products or services we provide.

Indexing: Oxford Academic Services; indexing, project management, history research projects. Details of all services: judith@history.u-net.com, or Judith Loades, P.O.Box 323, Burford, Oxon. OX18 4XN.

Domestic Services

Pleasant, mature, caring, responsible lady seeking Housekeeper's post. Experienced. Non-smoker. Also can provide housesitting and care for your pets while you are away. Excellent references. Please contact: 01865 552743 preferably between 9 a.m.–12 noon, or 6 p.m.–9 p.m.

SugarPepper Cooks are available to prepare creative food in your home or chosen venue, leaving you free to truly enjoy the day. For sample menus and further information call 01865 791136 or visit www.sugarpeppercooks.co.uk. All enquiries welcome.

Blue House, a small, intimate nursery for children 2–5 years, established 10 years. Open Mon.–Fri., 8.30 a.m.–5.30 p.m., full or half-days. NNEB staff. All pre-school activities inc. numeracy and literacy skills to prepare children for school entry. Short-term vacancies for visiting academics. Call Kimberley for further information, or come to visit. Tel.: 01865 247877.

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) LRAM., near Kidlington, Oxford. Tel.: 01865 331147

Piano lessons, music theory lessons, accompanying, all ages and levels of knowledge welcome, including beginners. Contact Ana Mladenovic, experienced pianist and piano teacher. Tel.: 01865 778248; mobile 07779 580235. E-mail: anamlad@onetel.net.uk.

Do you love music? Do you want to understand how it works? Do you want to compose your own music? The Schillinger system: an accessible method of understanding and creating music for the beginner or the advanced student. The Schillinger system imposes no stylistic constraints on the composer but simply helps to focus the creative process. For course details contact: Jeremy Arden BSc MA PhD, tel.: 01865 204 136, mobile: 07790046566, e-mail: Arden@zambizi.demon.co.uk.

Situations Vacant

Christ Church Picture Gallery: permanent and temporary part-time Invigilators urgently required. Christ Church Picture Gallery houses an important collection of European paintings, drawings, and sculptures. The Gallery is open to the public, and the invigilators are responsible on a day-to-day basis for the security of the collection. They patrol the galleries, greet visitors, answer queries, take messages and work on the front desk. We are looking for smart, reliable, responsible persons willing to work as part of a small team. Some experience of security and/or retail would be an advantage (applications from all age groups are welcome). Rate of Pay: £5.46. Please apply in writing (covering letter, CV with 2 refs.) to: Christ Church Picture Gallery, Oxford OX1 1DP. For more information please call 01865 276172 or e-mail: jacqueline.thalmann@chch.ox.ac.uk.

Summer Let

Victorian family house with sunny garden, 3 bedrooms, 2 reception, 2 batrhooms and large kitchen in East Oxford. Available 19 July to 8 Aug. Ten minutes from city centre. No smokers. £275 p.w. Tel.: 01865 726574. E-mail: nikkivdg@yahoo.co.uk.

Houses to Let

Spacious detached 3/4-bedroom house with garden off Iffley Road. Close to shopping centre and bus routes in quiet neighbourhood. Fully furnished with all amenities and garage plus off-street parking. £1,100 p.c.m. Deposit required. Preferred lease 12 months. Tel.: 01865 766032. E-mail: crescent@highstream.net.

Jack Straw's Lane: fully equipped furnished house to let for 14 months from 6 July '03 to Aug.,'04, in quiet wooded neighbourhood in Headington. Near JR Hospital and 15 minute cycle ride across Mesopotamia or easy bus ride to central Oxford. Four bedrooms; study; 2½ bathrooms (1 en suite); playroom; big living room; dining room; kitchen; laundry room. Front and back gardens, garage, piano, well-stocked bookshelves. Exceptionally comfortable house in one of Oxford's most desirable neighbourhoods. £1,500 p.m plus bills and council tax. Contact 01865 742826 (eves) or e-mail: LNT@comlab.ox.ac.uk.

Comfortable and attractive cottage, Garsington (ten minutes east of Oxford; also convenient for M40). Two double bedrooms, own parking. Available short summer let or longer period. £200 p.w. Tel.: 01460 271008.

North Oxford : 2 new, bright, fully and tastefully furnished family houses with a choice of 2 bedrooms and a study, or 3 bedrooms and a large study/guest room; master bedrooms with en suite; family bathroom; cloakroom;lounge/diner; kitchen/breakfast room. Small landscaped garden, private parking available from June. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking excellent standard accommodation in a good residential location just north of Summertown parade, with easy access to the centre of Oxford, University and hospital departments. Rents £1,200 and £1,400 p.c.m. Tel.: 01865 516144 or fax: 01865 437996.

Central Oxford–Victorian house, newly renovated throughout, funished and fully equipped. Five minutes walk to central Oxford, near scenic towpaths: 3 bedrooms; 2 bath/shower rooms (inc. en suite); 2 reception rooms; c.h.; intruder alarm; wired for phone and cable. Low maintenance garden. Residents' parking. Available 1 Aug. £1,050 p.m. Contact: 01865 723982 or 07743 539399, e-mail: aka120@northwestern.edu.

North Oxford –£1,600 p.c.m.: superb, modern, detached 4-bedroom, 2½ bathroom family house in established area just off Banbury Road. Available mid-July for 1 year. Very spacious layout; wooden floors; fully furnished and equipped to a high specification with all modern appliances. Let by Oxford Professor and family while on sabbatical. BMW car may also be available by separate agreement. Tel.: 01865 427895. E-mail: sa24a@yahoo.co.uk.

North Oxford , perfect location, superb furnished Victorian terrace: 2 bedrooms; bathroom; living room; study; maple fitted kitchen/diner; wooden floors; c.h.; crockery, linen etc.; garden. £1,200 p.c.m. Available Aug./Sept., 2003 for 11 or 12 months. Ideal for visiting academics. E-mail: sandra@pyne.de for full details.

Detached house to let: spacious 3-/4-bedroom house; 10 minutes walk from John Radcliffe Hospital in quiet Headington neighbourhood for visiting family or 4 professionals. Fully furnished, c.h., all mod cons. Extensive parking. £1,200 p.c.m. Available June/July. Preferred lease 12 months. Tel.: 01865 766032 or e-mail: jwoodman@doctors.org.uk.

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

Flats to Let

Temple Cowley: 1-bedroom furnished modern apartment to let. Non- smoking. Allocated parking. £650 p.c.m. Close to swimming pool and library, and bus route to city centre. Tel.: 01844 279416.

Two flats in central Oxford: (i) Rewley Park, 2-bedroom top (second) floor flat, a few minutes' walk from city centre and railway station. South-facing in excellent condition, fully furnished and equipped, and has a secure entry system and alarm. Light and airy lounge/dining room (TV & video) with triple views, one aspect overlooking a branch of the River Isis; double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suiteshower room; single bedroom with fitted wardrobes, futon bed and desk. Fully tiled bathroom with corner bath. £895 p.c.m. Available 3 June. (ii)Waterways (Frenchay Road), 2-bedroom top-floor (second) flat, a few minutes' walk from Summertown and close to city centre. The property is in excellent condition, extremely spacious and has high ceilings. Fully furnished and equipped with lift, secure video entry system and alarm. Light and airy lounge/dining room; large double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and en suiteshower. Smaller double bedroom with fitted wardrobes and desk. Views of the Oxford canal and Port Meadow. Tiled bathroom. £1,150. Available 7 June. Both flats have well-equipped kitchens with gas hob, electric oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine, gas c.h. and designated parking space and are ideal for visiting academics. Tel./fax: 01865 880018. Mobile 07788562300. E-mail: stephen.lord2@ntlworld.com.

North Oxford : 2-bedroom, 1st-floor apartment (1 double, 1 single) in the centre of Summertown, a stones throw from all amenities, and with easy access to the centre of Oxford, university, business, hospital and sport complex. Bright, secure, purpose built with private parking. Available from late July at £750 p.c.m. Best suited to professionals or visiting academics seeking good standard accommodation. Tel.: 01865 516144, or fax: 01865 437996.

We have a limited number of 3-bedroom flats still available for academic year 2003–4, ideally situated for students wanting to live in 'Quality' accommodation. These newly built, luxury flats have been extremely popular with a variety of students from different colleges, and are well known as some of the best student accommodation in Oxford. In addition to these 3-bedroom properties, we have recently acquired luxury 5- and 6-bedroom flats within 10 minutes walking distance from the city centre. Brand new, these apartments are of the highest standard, but there are only TWO remaining. For viewings and appointments or for a full list, please telephone 01865 318533. Hurry–this accommodation will not be available for long! North Oxford Property Services Ltd. Tel.: 01865 318533, 47 Walton Street, Jericho, Oxford OX2 6AD. Web site: www.north-oxford-property.co.uk.

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings and parks, also very close to the river: 4 exceptionally well-furnished flats available for short/long lets in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb with large light airy rooms. Available late June and Sept., 2 ground-floor flats, each with double and single bedrooms, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available July: second-floor flat, with double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Available 1 Oct.,: first-floor flat with double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking, large secluded garden. Tel.:/fax: 01865 552400.

Serviced Accommodation

Finally! the luxurious and economical alternative to 5-star luxury hotels, in central Oxford. Ambassador's Oxford offers clients short-stay 2-bedroom, 2 bathroom–1 en suite–5-star apartments in the centre of Oxford with allocated parking. Only 3 minutes' walk from the railway station and the Saïd Business School. Furnished to a very high standard to include well-equipped kitchen and lounge, computer, printer, Internet access, and weekly Maid Service. From £118 per apartment per night, to accommodate up to 4/5 guests. Contact: www.ambassadorsoxford.co.uk, or tel.: 07876 203378.

Accommodation Offered

Two flats or spacious family house:(i) lovely furnished ground-floor flat to let in residential North Oxford, only 3 minutes' walk from Summertown, 20 minutes from the city. Spacious double bedroom; shower room with bidet and w.c.; open plan sitting room/dining conservatory; modern fitted kitchen. Pretty garden. £995 p.c.m. (ii) further accommodation available from Aug. Duplex flat on first and second floor comprising sunny double bedroom with en suite, further double and single rooms (currently bedrooms but flexible), bathroom with shower, kitchen/sitting room, bathroom, shared utility room. Pretty garden. £1,100 p.c.m. For further details visit www.novembergames.co.uk/forlet or call 01865 554142.

Quiet, non-smoking professional female sought to share spacious, fully furnished house in Marston, with quiet female academic who is busy writing a book. Off- street parking, own phone line, garage, large garden.£470 p.c.m. plus bills. Available 1 July. Longer let preferred. Tel.: 01865 721 729 after 6 p.m.

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

Oxford B & B. A home from home. £55 double/£35 single. Tel.: 01865 770 501, e-mail: charmaine.cole@cliffordchance.com.

Let Finders Keepers award winning North Oxford office make you at home in Oxfordshire. Over thirty years experience, a dedicated 24-hour management service and a comprehensive marketing profile ensure Finders Keepers ' reputation for making renting a pleasure is endorsed by both landlords and tenants. Whether you are looking for a short term sabbatical base in the city or a more permanent home we have a range of quality properties to match your requirements. With a dedicated team of property managers, letting negotiators, and an interior design and buildings division we offer landlords sage advice on all aspects of the residential market, providing security in the knowledge that your home is in skilled and capable hands. For further information on availability and landlord services please contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: 01865 311011 or visit our Web site: www.finders.co.uk.

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

Accommodation Sought

Post-doctoral researcher, female, non-smoker would like to rent accommodation (house share or flat, furnished or unfurnished) within cycling distance of city centre. Please contact Rebecca Clark on 01865 284195 (eves.) or e-mail: rebecca.clark@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

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.

Holiday Lets

Spain: La Fresneda. A village house in an idyllic hillside Spanish pueblo. This is rural Spain at its unspoiled best. Border of Aragon and Catalonia, within reach of Barcelona. Great views, described as "Pure bliss" by previous customers. Village has swimming pool, shops, a few bars and historical buildings. See: www.satin.demon.co.uk for more details or tel. 01865 208 930.

Lot/Dordogne: beautiful stone 17th-century farmhouse with pigeonnier, sleeps up to 14, 10 m. pool. Large garden. Chosen for Alastair Sawday's `Special Places to Stay in France'. Lots to do nearby. Available June (until 28th) £775 p.w.; 28 June–4 July, £900; July (until 26th), and 16–23 Aug., £1,450; Sept., (until 13th), £800 p.w., rest of Sept., £700 p.w. Tel.: 01865 556307. Web site: www.maison-lafeuille.co.uk.

Cracow, Poland: fully equipped, newly refurbished studio flat (sleeps 2): 5 minutes walk to historic centre and Jewish town; convenient for shopping, eating out, and public transport. Long and short summer breaks. Contact Dorota on 01865 778968, e- mail: dmaton-mosurska@brookes.ac.uk.

Luxury flat on a golf course for long term rent in Alicante, Spain: available from 1 July. Fantastic location close to airport (14 km) and beach (15 minute walk). Exquisitely finished and fully equipped. Amenities include tennis, squash, jacuzzi, steam bath, pool etc. Contact: rosana.lopez@admin.ox.ac.uk for infor and pictures.

Old Tuscany–rustic apartment above ancient olive mill–"a perfect retreat" with shaded terrace, orchard, in a charming village near Siena. Well equipped and comfortable, surrounded by glorious countryside. Rent from £250 p.w. For colour brochure ring 0039 3331236091, or e-mail: uliviera@hotmail.com.

France in Tarn and Garonne–one hour north of Toulouse–beautiful old Quercy country house in 2 acres. Quiet and peaceful, at end of own private road surrounded by trees in hilly countryside. Moliere 10 minutes, and Caussade 20 minutes. Cahors and St Antonin 1 hour. Five bedrooms (sleeps 10), swimming pool. Available from July. £1,500 p.w. Please contact Dr J. H. Chamberlain , e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net or phone on 07957 588 448.

Charming flat in central Florence with 2 delightful resident cats: sleeps 2-5; 2 bathrooms; well-equipped kitchen; large furnished balcony with view. Available July (min., let 1 week). £350 p.w. inc. utilities except phone. Linen and cat supplies provided. Replies to: phwalsh@tin.it.

Tuscan hills: country house between Lucca (15 minutes) and sea at Viareggio (20 minutes) in small village of 8 houses, including a good trattoria and alimentari, surrounded by woods, vineyards and olive groves; originally a watchtower of 11th-century. Fully equipped large kitchen; dining room with fireplace; large living room with fireplace and 13th-century loggia; 3 bedrooms; 2 bathrooms, power shower; sleeps 8. Garden terrace with pergola. Available weekly or monthly from 1 June. £400–£600 p.w. Also available, adjacent smaller house of same period, sleeps 6, 3 bedrooms; 2 sitting rooms, all amenities. £250–£400 p.w. E-mail: lrjohn@yahoo.co.uk, or tel.: 01865 552757.

Marrakech: unique and luxurious Riyads to rent in Medina (3–9 bedrooms, pool, spectacular views, fully staffed etc.). Contact 07903 918 588 or see Web site: www.riyadedward.com.

Andalucia Gaucin: Casa Alta, a delightful private house in white mountain village to let 21 June–6 Sept., while author/owner away; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; large living area with open fireplace; fully fitted kitchen leading on to terracem with magical views over valleys to coast and mountains of Africa. Very comfortably furnished, TV, video, washing machine, deep freeze, excellent maid by arrangement. £550 p.w.; reduction for longer lets. Also Casa Flora, a self-contained guest house to Casa Alta, available 15 June–end of year. Separate entrance. Large studio with double bed, en suitebathroom, and french windows on to terrace with same wonderful views. Sleeps 2–3. Plus single bedroom with en suiteshower. Nice kitchen with wood stove, fridge, washing machine etc. Price according to season £200-£300 p.w. Tel.: 00 34 95 215 11 11 or e-mail: venetia@ari.es.

Northumberland: stone built single-storey family cottage in a small village near Alnwick (castle and gardens), within easy reach of the sea and the Cheviot Hills, sleeps 4 plus 2 (bunk beds). South-facing garden, open fire. Ring: 01665 579292.

USA Yale/beach: academic family home (5 bedrooms, 3½ baths, fully air-conditioned) stands 50 metres from sandy, private beach and 20 minutes from Yale University. Located in charming New England town with lovely walks, fine restaurants and shops, surrounding village green. Regualr train service to New York City and Boston (or drive 1½ or 2½ hours respectively). House available 15 June–late Aug.; 2 weeks minimum at £800 p.w. Tel.: Sue or Jay on 01865 439023; e-mail: j.pottenger@yale.edu.

Apulia: restored stone cottage at the heel of Italy (Lecce) on a hillside, 1 km away from the Ionian sea with a large sandy beach, an hour and thirty minutes away by car from Brindisi airport. Suitable for superb holidays June to Sept. (exc. Aug.). Accommodation for 4–6 persons, fully furnished. For information e-mail: rosariolorenzo@libero.it, or adalorenzo@yahoo.it.

Edinburgh: lovely light spacious Victorian flat, in quiet cul-de-sac in central Edinburgh (Bruntsfield). Walk across Bruntsfield Links and the Meadows to the Royal Mile, Festival Theatre etc. Just off Bruntsfield Place with its excellent restaurants and food shops. Three bedrooms (2 double), sleeps up to 6. Unrestricted parking, garden. E-mail: doreen@mcbarnet.fsnet.co.uk.

Spanish villa to let in Jalon valley, Costa Blanca: fully fitted; 2 double bedrooms; 2 bathrooms; garden, terrace and built-in BBQ; garage. Peaceful rural setting overlooking orange groves but 5 minutes' stroll to village for swimming pools, racquets courts, shops, restaurants, bars and all facilities. One hour from Alicante airport; 15/20 minutes from beaches at Javea, Denia, Calpe, Moraira. Ideal location for walking, mountain- biking, riding, birdwatching. Available short lets June–Oct., long lets Oct.–April–(rates vary). Car hire recommended and can be arranged. Contact: acn@dragonschool.org., tel.: 01865 761858 or visit: www.holiday-rentals.com (property no. 7680).

Tuscany, Italy, last minute special rates in June: Agriturismo Podere S. Stefano in a beautifully restored 2-storey country house on the top of a hill by large vineyard and olive trees, 5 bedrooms (with up to 8 beds); 2 bathrooms; kitchen; lounge; sitting-room; private swimming pool; garden; cable; VCR; Internet. Wonderful and quiet, in the Chianti area, only 5 minutes' drive from Chiusi town, shops, railway/motorway; 1 hour from Rome and Florence, 30 minutes from Siena. E-mail: marino@demata.tuscany.it., tel.: +39 055 602044, + 39 328 7133951. Web site: www.demata.tuscany.it.

Gite in Normandy: self-catering accommodation in a converted barn in rural Normandy, 14 km west of Bayeux and close to sea. Sleeps 6 (1 double, 2 twin-bed rooms). Spacious living area incorporates a fully equipped kitchen. Bed linen supplied. Self- contained garden. Enquiries to: nickkennedy@mac.com.

Deepest SW France. Relax in our fabulous farmhouse in a stunning rural area and enjoy luxurious and en suiteaccommodation sleeping 6-10; generous facilities including satellite TV and large grounds with good views. Suitable for superb summer holidays, half-terms or longer stays for writers and researchers. Contact Marion on 01865 554122 or 00 33 5 63 02 11 98 or e-mail: marion@hidden-sw-france.

Gardens of Cornwall B & B: if you are visiting the gardens of Cornwall this year why not stay at Colgare House B & B. Strategically placed on the Lanhydrock Estate near Bodmin, surrounded by woodlands and pasture, Colgare is a tranquil Victorian house offering 2 double and 2 single bedrooms for guests all of which have magnificent views to the south. From this central point, with access to the A30 and A38 it is only 20 minutes to The Eden Project and 35 minutes to the Lost Gardens of Heligan as well as either of Cornwall's North or South coasts. Well behaved dogs are welcome. B & B £28–£35 per person per night. Phone Colgare House 01208 269 605. E-mail: colgarehouse@onetel.net.uk.

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. Linen and cleaning provided. Available from late July, 3 nights minimum. £55 per night, £325 per week or £950 per month for members of the university. (Non-member rates are £65 per night, £395 p.w., and £1,050 p.c.m.). Contact Dr J.J. Chamberlain on 07957 588 448 or e-mail: joe.chamberlain@ukgateway.net.

Tuscany: "Corzano & Paterno", a top award winning family run wine and cheese producing farm, half-hour south of Florence (Chianti), offers faithfully restored farmhouses and apartments for rent. Swimming pool. Contact Sibilla Gelpke (Wadham '01) at: corzpaterno@libero.it.

Crete. A traditional Cretan house in old town Rethimno, superbly renovated to provide space and comfort in beautifully furnished surroundings. Elevated, vine- covered, sitting area with brick barbecue—perfect for alfresco dining. It is in a quiet area, and close to long, sandy beach, taverns, shops, and the many interesting sights in and around this historic area. Sleeps 4 (1 double, 1 twin). Available all year round. All linen, electricity and cleaning inc. 2002 rates on request. Tel./fax: Nikolaos Glinias, 0030 831 56525, e-mail: nglynias@ret.forthnet.gr.

Flats for Sale

Sunny 1-bedroom flat for sale in West Oxford. Quiet and pleasant location with balcony overlooking stream and fields, but near railway station and Said Business School. Secure designated parking, and large attic storage space. New c.h. and boiler. £175,000. Owners moving late Sept. For more information or to view please contact Peter Wilson: peter.wilson@new.ox.ac.uk, or tel.: 01865 246239.

Charming restored flat in the medieval centre of the university town of Montpellier in France, pedestrian zone, 865 sq. ft. (80 sq m.). Equipped kitchen, living room, hall, 2 bedrooms (1 in upstairs duplex), bathroom, built-in wardrobes, individual gas c.h., a lot of light on third (top) floor. £139,000. E-mail: norma.hecker@libertysurf.fr or tel.: 00 33 4 67 66 21 44.



Appointment of Assistant Director

The Rothermere American Institute seeks to recruit a part-time Assistant Director to work as part of a job-share arrangement. It is hoped that the successful applicant will alter between two-day and three-day weeks, in order to fit in with the other Assistant Director's work schedule. There is, however, some flexibility with regard to this arrangement.

What follows is an overview of the full job. It will be up to the two Assistant Directors to share the responsibilities outlined.

The Assistant Director plays a vital role in the success of this high profile and internationally significant project. The post will provide the appointee with the opportunity to develop his or her career by meeting the challenges of organising and implementing, in conjunction with the director and other members of the University's academic staff, the Institute's academic programme; of managing all the operations of the building, in particular maintaining and developing administrative and financial systems for its operation; and of representing the Institute to the outside world. The post-holder, in co-operation with the other part-time Assistant Director, will be in charge of all aspects of the administration of the Institute's building, including the management of its non-library staff, and its academic and other activities. The appointment will begin in August 2003.

The post is on the University's ALC2 scale (salary £20,470--£26,491 per annum). Further particulars, including a detailed job description, are available by contacting Gillian Fullilove at the address below, by telephone on Oxford (2)82710, or by e-mail: gillian.fullilove@rai.ox.ac.uk.

Applications should consist of (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a letter which addresses the applicant's experience and aptitude in relation to the selection criteria outlined in the detailed job description (available from Gillian Fullilove), and (3) the names and addresses of two referees. Applications should be sent to Gillian Fullilove, Assistant Director. Rothermere American Institute, 1A South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3TG, by 6 June.


Junior Lecturership in Phonetics and Phonology

This post is available from 1 October 2003 for a fixed period of two years, with the possibility of a further renewal. Applicants should preferably have a higher degree in phonetics or in linguistics with a specialism in phonetics and phonology. Salary: £18,265-- £19,279 per annum.

The closing date for applications is 27 June. Applicants should first read the further particulars, available from http://www.phon.ox.ac.uk/fp.html, and also available on request from Mrs E. Marston, Secretary to the Committee for Comparative Philology and General Linguistics, 41 Wellington Square, Oxford OX1 2JF (telephone: Oxford (2)70752).


Election to Fellowships by Examination

1. There will be an election at All Souls on Saturday, 1 November 2003 to not more than two Fellowships by Examination, if candidates of sufficient merit present themselves.

2. The examination is open to any candidate (male or female) who either
(a) has passed all the examinations required by the University for the degree of BA or
(b) has been duly registered for, or been awarded, a higher degree in the University (including BCL). The college will not normally admit to the Examination, however, candidates who will have passed their twenty-sixth birthday at the time of election, or who will then have completed ten or more terms since they qualified for the degree of BA, or first registered for a higher degree in the University. Candidates who are short-listed may be required to verify their date of birth.

3. The fellowships are for seven years and cannot be extended. They are open to those who intend to pursue an academic career, and the college pays the university fees of fellows registered for a higher degree. They are also open to those who, while intending to take up non-academic work (such as the practice of the law, politics, diplomacy, etc.), nevertheless wish to maintain and strengthen their links with academic life. In the case of the latter category it is possible for those pursuing a non-academic career to comply with the college's residential convention in the first year of fellowship by, for example, spending the weekends during term in college and the weekdays working in London.

4. During the first two years fellows receive a stipend, which they may supplement, of £11,564* per annum, and may be eligible for a housing allowance of £3,672. At the end of that period the fellowship will (with the approval of the college) be extended for a further five years, during which
(a) a fellow who decides to take up or continue non-academic work will receive a stipend of £2,230* per annum;
(b) a fellow who decides to take up or continue academic work will receive a stipend of £16,007* per annum, rising to £20,396* per annum if a certain amount of lecturing is undertaken; otherwise the stipend will be £14,566* per annum rising to £18,560* per annum, plus in each case a housing allowance of £4,205 per annum, if eligible.

5. A Fellow by Examination will be a member of the governing body and will be entitled to rooms, dinners, and lunches without charge. A fellow is conventionally required to reside (or dine) in college for at least twenty-eight days in each academical term of the first year of tenure; but the college is prepared to consider deferment of this residence in exceptional cases.

6. Prospective candidates should apply to the Warden's Secretary for an application form and further particulars, including a statement of the college's policy on equality of treatment of candidates. See also the college's Web site: http://www.all-souls.ox.ac.uk. Completed forms together with a curriculum vitae should be sent to the Warden not later than 5 September 2003. Candidates must enclose with their application form a letter from the candidate's college---from the Head of House or Senior Tutor---certifying that the applicant is a suitable candidate to sit the Examination. Candidates who wish to be admitted to the Examination notwithstanding non-compliance with the rules as to age and standing should communicate with the Warden. All correspondence should be marked `Fellowship Examination'.

7. The Warden and Chairman of Assistant Examiners will meet candidates, whose applications have been accepted, on Wednesday, 24 September at 4 p.m. and will answer any queries raised by them.

8. The examination will be held in the college hall, starting on 25 September at 9.30 a.m. and ending on 27 September at 12.30 p.m. (except for candidates who take the Classical Studies papers---see para.10 below).

9. The examination will consist of five papers of three hours each:

Two papers in Law, History,** Philosophy, Economics, Politics, English Literature, or Classical Studies;**

Two General Papers;

An Essay.

10. Candidates who take the Classical Studies papers will be required to take a Translation paper at 2 p.m. on Saturday, 27 September.

Specimen papers from previous years may be seen in college on application to the Warden's Secretary or Fellows' Secretary.

11. A viva of short-listed candidates will be held in the presence of fellows of the college on Saturday, 25 October, commencing at 10 a.m. All short-listed candidates will be expected to dine in college that night.

* Reviewed each August.

** The History papers will cover:

Paper I---political, constitutional, and ecclesiastical history;

Paper II---social, economic, and cultural history.

Each paper will contain a section of questions on History of the Ancient World. The two papers on Classical Studies will contain questions on Ancient History and Classical Literature.


Senior Tutorship

Applications are invited for the new post of full-time Senior Tutor, with effect from 1 October 2003, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position offers an exciting and challenging professional opportunity as the college develops its role within a rapidly changing collegiate University.

The Senior Tutor will be a fellow and full member of the college's governing body. He or she will be responsible for overseeing the entire range of the college's academic activities, including the development of policy, arrangements for admitting and teaching undergraduates and graduates, and relations with university and external bodies. The position involves no teaching or research duties, but candidates should be strongly sympathetic to academic values and concerns, and have experience of administration or management in an educational context.

The initial period of appointment will be five years (including a first, probationary year) with the possibility of renewal for seven year periods to retirement. The salary package will be up to £50,000 per annum (under review).

Further particulars and the application form may be obtained from the Principal's Secretary, Jesus College, Oxford OX1 3DW (telephone: Oxford (2)79718, e-mail: helen.gee@jesus.ox.ac.uk). The further particulars are also available on the college's Web site, http://www.jesus.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 20 June. (E-mail applications are not acceptable.)


Stipendiary Lecturership in Politics (Political Theory)

Lady Margaret Hall proposes, if suitable candidates apply, to elect a six-hour Lecturer in Politics for 2003--4. The successful candidate will be expected to teach six hours of tutorials per week, primarily to undergraduates in the Schools of PPE and Modern History and Politics. The appointee must be able to teach Theory of Politics and at least one other FHS paper. The lecturer will be expected to take on some advisory and organisational duties in college and to play a full role in its academic and social life. The stipend will be according to the recommended scale for stipendiary lecturers (currently £8,623 per annum, subject to review) plus benefits, including three free lunches per week during university term. The lecturer will be entitled to join USS.

Applicants should send two copies of their curriculum vitae, which must make clear which papers they expect to be able to teach. They should give the names of two referees, who should be asked to write directly to Mrs Glynis Beckett, Senior Tutor's Secretary, Lady Margaret Hall Oxford (telephone: Oxford (2)74321). The college is unable to take applications by e-mail or fax.

The closing date for applications is 18 June.

Non-Stipendiary Lecturership in Pure Mathematics

Lady Margaret Hall proposes to appoint a non-stipendiary Lecturer in Pure Mathematics for Michaelmas Term 2003, to teach six hours a week in Pure Mathematics. The lecturer will be paid an honorarium of £312 for the term, and in addition will be paid, for teaching undertaken, at the standard rates set by the Senior Tutors' Committee. There will be entitlement to some meals without charge during university term.

Further particulars can be obtained from the Senior Tutor's Secretary at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA (telephone: Oxford (2)74321) or by downloading from the Web site at http://www.lmh.ox.ac.uk. The closing date for applications is 9 June.

Applicants should also ask two referees to write directly to Dr G.A. Stoy, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford OX2 6QA, by the same date. Interviews will be held on Monday, 16 June.


A.J. Hosier Studentship

The Board of Management of the A.J. Hosier Fund proposes to make election to an A.J. Hosier Studentship, which will be tenable at Linacre College for the academic year 2003--4 and will have a maximum value of £4,000. Candidates must be honours graduates of a university in the United Kingdom and be citizens of the UK, and must either have commenced reading or intend to commence reading in October 2003 for an advanced degree at Linacre College in one of the following subjects: (i) husbandry; (ii) agricultural economics or agricultural statistics; (iii) applied agricultural science.

Applications should be made by letter to the Principal, Linacre College, Oxford OX1 3JA. Candidates are asked to submit a curriculum vitae and to ask two referees to write directly to the Principal by the closing date for applications, 14 June.


Appointment of Admissions Secretary

New College wishes to appoint a suitably qualified person to this senior secretarial post as soon as possible. The person appointed will be part of the secretarial team under the supervision of the College Secretary, with particular responsibilities for undergraduate admissions, graduate students (including admissions), and the Dean. Applicants should have a good standard of education, have college/university experience, preferably a working knowledge of a database and word-processing (the college uses ADMIT, Accurate Solutions, Access, and Word), and efficient secretarial skills.

The salary will be within the university clerical grade 5 scale (£17,416 -- £20,755), with thirty days' leave per annum, OUSPS pension scheme, flexible working hours, free lunches, and free parking. A `no smoking' rule applies within the college offices.

The closing date for applications is 13 June, and interviews will be held in the week commencing 16 June. Further details may be obtained from the College Secretary, New College, Oxford OX1 3BN (telephone: (Oxford (2)79548, e- mail:barbara.vardag@new.ox.ac.uk).

New College strives to be an equal opportunities employer.


Appointment of Junior Dean

St Cross College proposes to appoint a Junior Dean with effect from 1 October. The Junior Dean will be required to reside in college, free of charge, and will also receive free lunches, free telephone line rental and a stipend of £1,200 per annum.

The Junior Dean will assist the college officers in the smooth running of the college, with particular responsibility for the supervision of the main site at night. Applicants must be graduates and it is expected that they will be pursuing advanced study or research.

Applications, with a full curriculum vitae, should reach the Master, St Cross College, St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LZ, by Monday, 16 June. Applicants should inform the Master of the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of two referees and arrange for their referees to write directly to the Master by 9 June. If the applicant is a registered graduate student, one of the referees should be the applicant's university supervisor.


Appointment of Bursar's Secretary

Wadham College has a vacancy for a Secretary to the Estates Bursar on retirement of the incumbent in July 2003. The position will attract an ambitious person, who could take advantage of the opportunity to experience a wide range of high level and responsible work. Some previous experience of work in a university/college community would be an advantage. The duties include all normal secretarial/PA functions, and a pleasant and helpful manner, especially on the telephone, will be required. Some of the work is highly confidential. A high standard of accuracy and good IT skills will be needed.

The starting salary will be on the university clerical and library staff grade 4 scale, which currently starts at £15,053 per annum, based on a thirty-five hour week. There is, in addition, a Conference bonus, four weeks' annual leave, plus closed periods at Christmas and Easter, and public holidays, free lunches and optional membership of the Oxford Staff Pension Scheme.

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and the details of two referees, should be sent to the Domestic Bursar, Wadham College, Oxford OX1 3PN, from whom further particulars may be obtained. Applications should be received by Friday, 6 June.


Twelve-Hour Stipendiary Lecturership in Pure Mathematics

Applications are invited for a Lecturership in Pure Mathematics for up to three years, non-renewable, from 1 October 2003. The stipend will be £17,246--£21,125 per annum.

The lecturer will be required to teach up to twelve hours a week to students in Mathematics, and Computer Science, and will play a prominent part in teaching undergraduates in the Joint Schools with Mathematics. The post-holder will be required to help with interviewing during the undergraduate admissions exercise.

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB (telephone: Oxford (2)78342, e-mail: jane.gover@worc.ox.ac.uk), or from the Web pages at http://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/notices. The closing date for applications is Friday, 13 June.

Worcester College is an equal opportunities employer.


Twelve-Hour Stipendiary Lecturership in Pure Mathematics

Applications are invited for a Lecturership in Pure Mathematics for up to three years, non-renewable, from 1 October 2003. The stipend will be £17,246--£21,125 per annum.

The lecturer will be required to teach up to twelve hours a week to students in Mathematics, and Computer Science, and will play a prominent part in teaching undergraduates in the Joint Schools with Mathematics. The post-holder will be required to help with interviewing during the undergraduate admissions exercise.

Application forms and further particulars may be obtained from the Academic Administrator, Worcester College, Oxford OX1 2HB (telephone: Oxford (2)78342, e-mail: jane.gover@worc.ox.ac.uk), or from the Web pages at http://www.worc.ox.ac.uk/notices. The closing date for applications is Friday, 13 June.

Worcester College is an equal opportunities employer.


Institute for the Advancement of University Learning Seminars: places should be booked in advance through the IAUL (telephone: (2)86808, e-mail: services@learning.ox.ac.uk, Internet: http://www.learning.ox.ac.uk).

Friday 30 May

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `The Jewish experience between pre-modernity and post- modernity' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Rothermere American Institute, 10 a.m.

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

CONFERENCE: `Transmission and understanding in the sciences in Europe, 1730–1870', Maison Française, 2.30–5 p.m. (continues tomorrow).

DR S. GREEN: `The years of the Constituent Assembly' (Chichele Lectures: `All Souls in the era of the Second Founding, c.1865–1914'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR J.A.A. STOCKWIN: `Why Japan still matters?' (valedictory lecture), Lecture Theatre, Nissan Insitute of Japanese Studies, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR J.R. WOODHOUSE: `The Travels of Marco Polo' (Rowe Memorial Lecture), the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

MARK THOMPSON speaks in Reuters Foundation Programme seminar series `Media and politics', Nuffield, 5 p.m.

Saturday 31 May

ORGAN RECITAL: Ian Keatley, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

Sunday 1 June

DR MAURICE KEEN preaches, St Mary's, 10 a.m.

Monday 2 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Pre- retirement programme', 9.30 a.m. (see information above).

ARDITTI QUARTET—Composers' Workshop, 1--3 p.m. and evening recital, 8 p.m., Jaqueline du Pré Music Building (for more information see www.ocmevents.org).

DR A. CUNNINGHAM: `The curse of John Hunter's museum' (seminar series: `Medicine and culture before 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROBERT ALTER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature):`Bely: phantasmatic city' (lecture series: `The European city and the language of the novel'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR M. BATE: `Embryonic behaviour in Drosophila—assembling the moving parts' (J.W. Jenkinson Memorial Lecture), Lecture Theatre B, Zoology/Psychology Building, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `The impact of the Holocaust: reinventing the Jewish nation after 1945' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

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

Tuesday 3 June

SAÏD BUSINESS SCHOOL: Oxford Financial Research Summer Symposium opens, 9 a.m. (continues until 12 June; details at: www.finance.ox.ac.uk).

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `Managing contract research staff' (day 1), 9 a.m. (see information above).

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

PROFESSOR C. BREWARD: `Ambiguous role models: fashion, modernity, and the late Victorian actress' (DNB seminars on biography: `Icons and celebrity'), Rainolds Room, Corpus Christi, 5 p.m.

S. JAMES: `Basil Champneys: the Indian Institute and other buildings in Oxford 1870–1911' (lecture series: `Oxford buildings: architects and architecture in context'), New Seminar Room, St John's, 5 p.m.

MATT RIDLEY: `Nature via nurture' (lecture), Bernard Sunley Lecture Theatre, St Catherine's, 5 p.m.

LIONEL KOCHAN: `Louis XIV, his horses, and the Jews of Alsace' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.

D. CODE: `Parting the veils of Debussy's Voiles' (Graduate Colloquia), Denis Arnold Hall, Faculty of Music, 5.15 p.m.

E. BEN-EZER: `Esther Raab: life and poetry' (David Patterson Seminars), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Yarnton Manor, 8 p.m. (minibus from the Playhouse, Beaumont Street, 6.40 p.m. and 7.30 p.m.).

Wednesday 4 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminars: `Writing research papers, abstracts, and posters', 9.15 a.m., and `Introductory statistical modelling for research—generalised linear models: basics', 3 p.m. (see information above).

C. HURST:`Homo ludens: games and pastimes in the Bodleian Library' (Friends of the Bodleian thirty-minute lecture), Cecil Jackson Room, Sheldonian, 1 p.m.

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

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

PROFESSOR R. STROHM: `The Greeks in Baroque opera' (Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama lecture), Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean, 2.15 p.m. (further details: (2)88210, apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk).

PROFESSOR ALAIN VIALA (Professor of French Literature): `Réponse à Rousseau, ou: De La Modernité des Lettres' (inaugural lecture, to be delivered in French), Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

MICHAEL PHILLIPS: ` "The several Works now published and on Sale at Mr. Blake's": the Prospectus of 10 October 1793, meeting of the Society of Loyal Britons, Mount Row, Lambeth, America a Prophecy, and the politics of colour' (Waynflete Lectures: `Blake and the Terror: toward a biography of William Blake in Lambeth during the anti-Jacobin Terror in Britain, 1792–3', the Auditorium, Magdalen, 5 p.m.

R. BRETT: `Why do adolescents volunteer to fight?' (Refugee Studies Centre Public Seminars: `Adolescents, armed conflict, and forced migration'), Thatcher Conference Centre, Somerville, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `State, society, and memory: Jewish experience and historiographical change in Europe after 1989' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies, 5 p.m.

THE BAND OF INSTRUMENTS: New for Old—music for violin from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, 8.30 p.m., New College Chapel (tickets £8 (£5 concessions) from Tickets Oxford, 305305, and at the door).

Thursday 5 June

INSTITUTE FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF UNIVERSITY LEARNING seminar: `The history of the University' (for non-academic staff), 11 a.m. (see information above).

DR B. KNIGHTON: `Saving space: women's time in Karamojong traditional religion, north-east Uganda' (International Gender Studies Centre seminars: `Gender in transnational and transforming families: stretching boundaries and social conventions'), Library Wing Seminar Room, Queen Elizabeth House, 2 p.m.

CHRIST CHURCH PICTURE GALLERY guided tour: general tour, 2.15 p.m. (booking not required).

DR H. HAGGER: `Professional knowledge and the beginning teacher' (Institute for the Advancement of University Learning: Research Seminars), IAUL, Littlegate House, 4 p.m. (To attend, contact joanna.buddery@learning.ox.ac.uk.)

PROFESSOR ROBERT ALTER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature):`Woolf: urban pastoral' (lecture series: `The European city and the language of the novel'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR PAUL CRUTZEN: `The Antarctic "Ozone Hole": a human-caused chemical instability of the stratosphere. What should we learn from this?' (Halley Lecture), Martin Wood Lecture Theatre, Clarendon Laboratory, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `History, variety, and legitimacy: concerning Israeli historical consciousness' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Rothermere American Institute, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR X. FREIXAS: `European banking integration: where do we stand?' (Deutsche Bank Lecture), Saïd Business School, 5.30 p.m. (open to the public).

PROFESSOR RONALD MORGAN: `The palm court, vamps, and tangos: dancing to Samuel Barber's Souvenirs' (lecture-recital), Wolfson, 6 p.m. (entrance free; retiring collection for the African Medical Research Foundation).

Friday 6 June

PROFESSOR D. DINER (Bertelsman Europaeum Visiting Professor in Jewish Politics and History in the Twentieth Century): `The crisis of modernity and the Jews' (lecture series: `Jewish history and general history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—narrations and interpretations'), Rothermere American Institute, 10 a.m.

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

DR S. GREEN: `The impact of Anson' (Chichele Lectures: `All Souls in the era of the Second Founding, c.1865–1914'), Old Library, All Souls, 5 p.m. (open to the public).

R. MORGAN: `The Palm Court, vamps, and tangos: dancing to Barber's Souvenirs' (Wolfson Creative Arts Fellowship Series), the Hall, Wolfson, 6 p.m.

OXFORD PHILOMUSICA—Brahms Series: Concerto for Violin and Cello in A minor and Symphony No. 2, 8 p.m., Sheldonian (with Thomas Bowes, violin, Raphael Wallfisch, cello) (box office: 305305).

Saturday 7 June

JEFFREY DARKEN: gallery talk, in series of Horological Masterworks Events, Museum of the History of Science, 2 p.m. (admission free; booking not required).

ORGAN RECITAL: Martin Souter, the chapel, Magdalen, 5.25 p.m. (admission free).

Sunday 8 June

DR RONALD TRUMAN preaches the Sermon for Whit Sunday, Cathedral, 10 a.m.

Monday 9 June

DR R. SERJEANTSON: `Medicine in the New Atlantis' (seminar series: `Medicine and culture before 1800'), Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine, 2.15 p.m.

PROFESSOR ROBERT ALTER (Weidenfeld Visiting Professor of European Comparative Literature):`Joyce: metropolitan shuttle' (lecture series: `The European city and the language of the novel'), Main Lecture Hall, Taylor Institution, 5 p.m.

PROFESSOR F. ALLEN: `Banking crises' (Clarendon Lectures in Finance: `Understanding financial crises'), Saïd Business School, 5 p.m.

JACQUES DUBOIS: `Les cent ans de Simenon. Portrait de l'artiste en jeune singe, bon bougre et vieux sage' (lecture), Maison Française, 5.15 p.m.